Archive for the ‘Spiritual Teachings’ Category

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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Joining

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

I’m excited to be heading to the U.K. tomorrow for the A Course in Miracles Conference there. I really like joining with other people and having what I call a Divine Dialogue. I’ll be blessed to be with people who have been in spiritual community with me for years that I’ve not met in person yet. We’ll have such a good time!

I have conversations with so many people, of course, in my classes and in my Sacred Circle. When we can join together it can often be SO helpful to get perspective. I can feel the healing happening. I can feel it happen during my radio show. The intention to join together for the purpose of healing is a powerful energetic. Never doubt that.

I consistently find that many people who isolate, and don’t have conversations with people who are practicing compassion and non-judgment, they often lose perspective. One of the great opportunities we have in a dialogue is to get a new perspective.

A Course in Miracles tells us in Lesson 190 that “Pain is a wrong perspective.” If you’re in pain, especially mentally and emotionally, it really is true that you are viewing things from a wrong perspective, in which case being able to join with someone who has a higher perspective with more Clarity, and less judgment and more compassion, will be healing – if you’re willing.

Joining with others is part of why I love being a Spiritual Counselor and why I love training Spiritual Counselors and empowering them.

Please consider working with one of the Spiritual Counselors I’m training – they are wonderful people and they are dedicated to your happiness. You can book a session on a donation basis – look here: https://jenniferhadley.com/spiritual-counselors/

I rely upon my prayer partners to hold the high watch with me and to help me keep a loving perspective. I am so grateful for all the people in my life who have a wholesome perspective and who help me to see correctly. What a blessing. When we join together we can have a speed healing and that’s a wonderful thing – no need to delay anymore!

Thank you for joining with me today!

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

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

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

Goal Setting Group Session sign up now!

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

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

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

 

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The Call

Sunday, May 5th, 2019

Last weekend on my way up to our family home on Deer Isle, I had the blessed opportunity to stop and stay a night with my dear friends, Lisa Natoli and Bill Free. We had hours and hours of conversation talking about our passion, which is our relationship with Spirit, A Course in Miracles, Jesus, answering the call, sharing and living a loving life. We three are so passionate and SO very grateful that we are able to living our calling. It is the greatest gift that we’ve given ourselves, but it wasn’t easy for any of us. Not a one.

Although answering the call and moving out of the darkness and confusion into the light was the hardest thing we’ve ever done, it would have been much harder to stay stuck. Fortunately, that became unbearable. It’s hard to say now, but perhaps we would have continued to endure, had it been possible.

It’s odd that we can feel like we’re doing our very best by studying these teachings for years. I did that. I studied for decades, and I did have a lot of growth during that time, but when I went from studying the teaching to really committing to living it, that’s when everything changed.

Like everyone else, I know when I made the commitment to be “ALL IN” for Love, all heck broke loose in my life. Every false belief that was driving my life came up into my awareness for healing. Every day became like an inner battle between good and evil, Love and ego. It was NOT fun. In many ways, it was actually sickening. I was being challenged to choose whom I would serve, Higher Holy Spirit Self or small selfish self. I was shifting identity and it was, at times, crazy making.

In each moment there was the temptation to give up. Here’s one of my favorite quotes on boldness and following inspiration:

“Until one is committed there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred.

A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favour all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would come his way. I have learned a deep respect for one of Goethe’s couplets:’

Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.’”
from The Scottish Himalayan Expedition,1951 – by W.H. Murray

I enrolled in the Ernest Holmes Institute to become a Science of Mind Minister with the organization that is now called Centers for Spiritual Living. I was so excited to study mysticism and the deepest teachings of Ernest Holmes and other great mystics. I was so thrilled that I had finally made the commitment to becoming a minister, as I knew it was my calling.

Well, the joke was on me, because the classes were very intellectual. There was not one class in the entire curriculum on mysticism and not one class on the teachings on Ernest Holmes. It was not at all what I had hoped it would be. It was a curriculum designed to provide a professional training for a minister’s ego. It wasn’t what I was looking for and, at one point, I dropped out in protest. A few things changed, and I went back to complete and get my license. I’m so glad I did, because that was the thing that really propelled me away from that kind of spirituality.

I stopped putting the ego in charge of my spiritual growth.
Reading books isn’t healing.
Studying isn’t healing.

The greatest gift in REALLY doing this work (and not just reading about it) is that we can answer our call.

I feel truly helpful every day.
I don’t have days of feeling like a loser anymore.
I don’t ever feel like a fake anymore.

A Course in Miracles says it clearly:

I cannot choose for you, but I can help you make your own right choice. ‘Many are called but few are chosen” should be, “All are called but few choose to listen.” Therefore, they do not choose right. The “chosen ones” are merely those who choose right sooner. Right minds can do this now, and they will find rest unto their souls. T-3.IV.

I’m still liberating from ego attachments, but I see that I am making more progress every day and I celebrate that. It does get a WHOLE LOT easier, and for that I am profoundly grateful. I was willing to keep going no matter what, but I’m so glad I reached what I call the “tipping point” in my spiritual growth where I had taken enough trash out of my awareness that I could feel happy every day.

What’s so beautiful to me is that as others are doing this, they’re deciding to be teachers and counselors, too. That thrills me!

My calling is to support others in reaching the tipping point and answering their calling too – in whatever form it manifests. Spirituality is considered a growth industry! Of course it is! The great awakening is upon us!

Don’t believe the world that would convince you otherwise.
I affirm every day: May truth be revealed and Love prevail. AMEN!

When I hear how frustrated people are – because, in spiritual counseling, folks will actually say what they’re ACTUALLY feeling and thinking – that they have been studying for so long without having the breakthroughs they believe are possible, I know exactly how they feel. That was me. Like attracts like.

I was SO frustrated.
I felt like I kept bumping up against invisible walls.
I was looking for the light switch in the dark.
I felt like I was continuously failing – and yet, I was studying so much!!!
Arrrgh!!!

I didn’t know what the problem was. I thought it was just me, I was the problem. But no, it turns out that the ego was driving my spiritual growth. I didn’t know I’d put the ego in charge of my spirituality. No one told me or talked about it. I didn’t know – until one day when I finally decided to go ALL IN.

That’s why I focus on really LIVING these teachings. For me, it’s all about the practical application that I can use to live the Love and walk the talk in a way that feels harmonious and liberating. Freedom from ego thinking is my intention.

I consistently hear from people who tell me their version of “I was in an ACIM study group for 12 years, before I started your class and I’ve had more growth in 3 months working with your tools than in that entire 12 years.”

And then, what happens BLOWS ME AWAY – people begin to feel their calling rising in them. They start to see there IS a path for them to teach, to counsel, to write, to share and to speak up. And that path has a light on it they can now begin to see. It’s so beautiful! The liberation is ON!

I was sharing in one of the Masterful Living classes this week that the strongest archetype I carry in my energy field is that of the liberator. When I was a little girl, I became fascinated by Harriet Tubman. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King was a hero in my family and in my heart. I naturally gravitated to reading the life and works of Gandhi. Jesus’ life fascinated me and I knew there was so much more than most people were being told.

Redemption stories are always my favorites. A Christmas Carol is my all-time fave.

In the spiritual tradition of A Course in Miracles I see us (you and me) as part of a lineage of liberators. As I said to Lisa and Bill last weekend, I would like to change the whole world by changing my mind about it and I see that happening. I feel it happening. There’s so much evidence every day. And that’s so fulfilling for me.

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

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

Do you feel like you’re living your life in a way that you’re answering that inner call? If so, please tell me about it in the comments section below!

PLEASE TAKE A MINUTE to fill out my latest survey of your interests, please click here to do so now! This way I’ll be sure to keep you informed. I’m developing a new offering and I’d like to know if you’re interested.

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

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

Finding Freedom From Fear waiting list sign up

This October, I’ll be offering another Teacher Training for those who wish to learn How to Lead & Create A Workshop, including certification to teach my Forgive & Be Free Workshop. I’ll also be offering my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive which is part of my Spiritual Counseling Certification Program. Look for an announcement soon!

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Support

Sunday, April 28th, 2019

I just arrived yesterday in one of my favorite places in the world, Deer Isle, Maine, where my family built a home over 30 years ago. Because my Mom (and Dad) picked out every tile, every knob, door and window in this house, and my Mom passed 11 years ago, this house feels like my Mom. It’s still decorated the way she had it and it’s lovely.

While my mom was so sick in her last couple of years, and then after she passed until 2017, the gardens were fairly neglected, and so I’ve taken that on to restore them and expand them. It’s an interesting mission, especially because now we rent the house in order to be able to afford to keep it.

So for the last few years, I’ve come up here in the springtime to get things ready for the renters. I work many, many hours for a few weeks and then I leave it for the renters, and our family comes up at the end of August when most of the spectacular plantings have gone by.

That’s right, I don’t get to see most of it and the best of it. That’s life!

This will be one of my busiest months of the year, because I have extra projects related to my classes Masterful Living and Finding Freedom From Fear. And then I have a lot of travel for the ACIM Conference in England and the ACIM Conference in Boston, which are both coming right up when I’m done in here in Maine.

Fortunately, I’ve learned to let Spirit guide and direct me, and to trust that others will be Spirit led, also.

That was not easy for me to learn at all. I am a control freak who recovered. I used to need to control everything because I had ZERO trust and faith in Spirit. My learning was painful and repetitive.

Fortunately, all my learning also taught me that I could learn through experience OR I could have a direct revelation and realization of truth. I could remember the truth instead of learning through experience. Now, this is my preferred method.

Living by revelation and realization is so much easier, but it did take great willingness to stop trying to organize, manage, manipulate and control everything in my life.

The hard part for me was developing the GREAT willingness to let Spirit do the work instead of thinking I have to do everything myself. That was one of the most repetitive lessons I’ve ever had. And it was one of the most painful. Fortunately, I made it through to the other side, and now I share what I learned in my spiritual boot camp, Finding Freedom From Fear. And that’s a huge blessing – to be able to share with others in ways that are profoundly helpful.

There was something my ego/personality liked about affirming these things:

“I have to do it all myself.”
“No one will do it as well as I do.”
“There’s no one to support me.”
“When other people do things for me they don’t do it right, or well, and I’m better off doing it all myself.”

I kept coming back to “It’s easier to just do it myself.” That was such a strong belief for me. “Trust no one” was the bottom-line ego thinking for me.

This thinking and my experience was a real burden, because I would experience consistent and repetitive failure. I believed it was “their fault” and that it was all about other people! I thought it was happening TO me.

It took me so long to realize that I was experiencing my projections about them, and that unless they had a strong will to be guided by Spirit, they would be influenced by my strong belief that they would not do their work well enough.

I used to have conversations with my minister friends who had the same problem. We all thought it was about other people!! We all thought it was happening TO us. And we’re ministers!

Through my practice of prayer, in the way ACIM teaches, I became willing to let the false beliefs go. Finally, my prayer was answered: I became willing to take total responsibility for what I was experiencing. I decided to change my mind about it. I was my own answered prayer – of course! Phew!

I began working with this affirmation instead of the other ones:

Wonderful people love to support me and help me with excellence, and I AM grateful to receive their loving support and help. My life keeps getting easier and easier!

The more I worked with that affirmation, the more I began to receive excellent support and lots of Love and help. My life got easier and easier in so many ways. I began to feel genuinely and beautifully supported by Life itself.

It’s about letting the loving support that is always there be received by us. It’s there. Are we willing to receive it?

Now, I feel the love and support CONSTANTLY, and consistently, and fully.
I am SO VERY grateful I could change my mind.

Spirit began showing up in everything because I was allowing myself to receive it and to feel it.

My ego belief was that I got extra points for being better than everyone and for doing everything myself. What my ego-identified self didn’t know is that no one is better than anyone, because we’re all One!

I learned how to tap into the ONENESS for real support and Love and, of course, the VERY best benefit of all was that I began to BE more loving.

I was able to be more loving to myself by using the affirmation of being receptive to the support of wonderful people. And I began to FEEL more loving because I was choosing to BE more loving. Being more loving naturally began to attract more loving people because like attracts like!!

What’s truly been a blessing for me is that I feel so much more myself being in the balanced flow of giving and receiving, and I don’t feel bitter, angry and resentful all the time. I didn’t realize what a habit thinking I was on my own had become for me. I found my way to true Freedom in my mind.

I’ve come to realize that lack of any kind is unnatural. Lack is forced, it’s imposed upon our experience. We think that lack is happening to us, but lack is not the natural order of things. We have to close our mind to the abundance, prosperity and goodness in order to experience lack.

As a minister, I couldn’t tolerate it, because it kept me from really doing my job – which is to discover and demonstrate the flow of Love in all moments. How can I possibly be successful at my job if I don’t allow myself to be in the flow?

There’s only one thing to be in the flow of and that’s Love. Love is Abundance, Wisdom, Freedom, Joy, Clarity, Harmony, Peace, Wholeness, Harmony and Prosperity. If we’re not in the flow of Love, then we won’t feel in the flow of all the spiritual qualities that are life can demonstrate and experience.

Every day I’m becoming ever-more clear that Love is my natural state and all needs are met by Spirit if I’m willing to be the perfect giver and receiver of Love.

I AM the perfect giver and receiver of Love.

That’s my affirmation, it works for me, and I’m sticking to it!
I Love you and I thank God for you. We bless each other with our willingness to rise in God and come back into our right minds. Together we truly are letting go and letting God.

My life has gotten so much better letting the Love and support in, PLUS learning to be led and guided by Spirit. That’s why 11 years ago, I created a boot camp class called Family Freedom. The very first time I offered it, shortly after my mother’s passing in 2008, people also had amazing and miraculous healing. I realized that the curriculum was really all about applying the ACIM principles in a way that brought freedom from fear, and so I’ve continued to work on this class and update it and now I call it Finding Freedom From Fear.

This class is so powerful and transformative that it’s also a requirement for my Spiritual Counseling Certification Program. (My next training will be in October.)

I haven’t offered this class in six months, but I’m thinking of offering it soon. I’m thinking of doing something special next time I offer it so that people can do the class with a friend or family member, as there is definitely strength in joining with a partner. If you’d like to be on the waiting list so you can join me next time I offer it, you can go here to sign up for the waiting list and I’ll keep you posted.

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Professional Trainings Are Coming!

This October, I’ll be offering another Teacher Training for those who wish to learn How to Lead & Create A Workshop, including certification to teach my Forgive & Be Free Workshop. I’ll also be offering my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive which is part of my Spiritual Counseling Certification Program. Look for an announcement soon!

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Opportunity

Saturday, April 13th, 2019

If you feel bothered by anything that’s happening in the political scene, your family, your workplace, your bank account or even your body, there’s an opportunity for you to have a healing and to be a healing presence. Any kind of upset is an opportunity to claim healing and share healing – or, we can choose to repeat the past and learn through suffering. It’s our choice, whether we realize it or not.

We can turn our challenges into healing opportunities. Bonus!

In the daily spiritual practice of nonviolence, our own inner accuracy is required. We’ve all been fooled by our own ego’s false identification with lack and limitation – convinced that we’re motivated by Spirit, when really we’re trying to manipulate someone or get something from them.

I’ve seen in myself that it can be surprisingly easy to be persuaded to adapt another person’s ego-perspective. Sometimes all it takes is the sound of a car horn blaring for us to lose our spiritual sovereignty and allow a sense of discord to overtake us. In a split-second, we can abdicate our entire spiritual practice and feel momentarily lost.

Fortunately, our practice can just as easily be lovingly resumed. It’s a choice. With a consistent spiritual practice, we cultivate the ability to choose Love. We develop the ability to accurately recognize Love guiding us and leading us, and not be fooled by the ego’s grasping, needing, wanting and craving.

In seeking the Kingdom first, we’re intending to get to the place within ourselves where we can experience any situation and be unmoved from our inner center of Peace. When we can do that, then we can be of service to others.

In THE PRINCIPLES OF HEALING, H.B. Jeffery writes, “… let us suppose that there is only one singer in a whole choir who has the proper note and key, and that all the rest are off key. If that one will keep to the true key and tempo, ignoring all the rest and singing correctly, they will all swing into the right way and soon be together with that one. This will happen, not because the true singer has given any attention to their lack of musical accuracy, but because he has kept his own accuracy, because he has maintained his knowledge and his expression of the principle of music.”

And so it is with the practice of Love. If we can but hold our own accuracy, we can shift all of those around us. This has been proven by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Mahatma Gandhi, Jesus, Buddha and countless others. Today I seek to add my own name to the list of those who stand firm in their practice of Love by living from my own inner spiritual accuracy.

Are you interested in this? I haven’t offered Finding Freedom from Fear in almost six months, and I’m thinking offering it soon.  I’m considering doing something special next time I offer my class, so that people can do the class with a friend or family member as there is definitely strength in joining with a partner.  If you’d like to be on the waiting list so you can join me next time I offer it, you can go here to sign up for the waiting list and I’ll keep you posted.

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Problem Solving

Sunday, March 24th, 2019

In A Course in Miracles, we’re taught to look at whether it’s even possible to get what we’d like using the means we’ve chosen.  For instance, so often in my past I’d feel hurt in a relationship because of my interpretation of what occurred.  Then, in order to try to manipulate and punish people to treat me “better”, I’d shut them out, I’d shut them down, and I’d blame them for how I felt.  I’d try to make them feel guilty.  

How crazy was I that I ever thought that could bring me the Peace and Love I wanted from my relationships?  

The answer is:  completely crazy.

I was out of my right mind and operating from the WRONG mind.

I’ve realized that I’m always either constructive or destructive in my contribution to life.  It can be subtle and challenging to discern, but since I desire to make a positive contribution wherever possible, since I intend to be the bringer of Love and Light, I’m committed to paying attention to even the most subtle waves of energy I’m sending.

In Trumpet of Conscience, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. says, “Means and ends must cohere because the end is preexistent in the means, and ultimately destructive means cannot bring about constructive ends.” 

How frequently do I think about whether or not my actions are constructive?  

Answer:  All day long.  

I can feel the shift immediately when I change my mind.  I instantly feel more peaceful, more loving and relieved.  

For my success as a spiritual student, all that’s required is for me to be awake in the moment.  To be awake in the moment requires my willingness.  I’m willing to be awake.  I desire to be awake.

How many times have I failed because I tried to solve a problem without considering whether or not my solution was actually constructive or merely a band-aid?  Millions.

Sometimes what I’ve done to make things better has been reactionary, borne of a fear of what might happen. Sometimes I’ve known that what I was doing was actually destructive, and I’ve gone ahead and done it anyway in order to get a temporary feeling of resolution. This is what I see others doing all the time. We especially see it in politics.  People use violence as a quick way to attempt to end violence. It never brings Peace, but they try it again anyway.

ACIM teaches us that the ends is in the means.  Does your desire match your means to get there or is it merely a wish?  

A Course in Miracles tells us: “How can one be sincere and say, ‘I want this above all else, and yet I do not want to learn the means to get it?’  To obtain the goal the Holy Spirit indeed asks little.  He asks no more to give the means as well.  The means are second to the goal.  And when you hesitate, it is because the purpose frightens you, and not the means.”

The bottom line is:

If I have a problem and I try to solve it with anything other than Love, I will still have a problem.

In other words, “What goes around, comes around.” 

I used to resist the truth that every thought is my choice.  I used to prefer to step back from taking responsibility for every thought I had.  And yet, in taking that responsibility is the very power to change my life.  

I used to feel powerless yet resist the one thing that would empower me:  Responsibility.  That’s where having a strong aspiration serves me.   

I desire to serve the Light with every choice I make.  I am willing to take responsibility for every choice I make.  

Can you be fearless and look over your choices and see if they can actually bring you the outcome you most desire?  

Are you at all like I was, choosing to punish with guilt, anger, resentment and withdrawal instead of extending Love, compassion and kindness?  Can you see where your methods will never bring you your heart’s desire?

Would you be willing to write a forgiveness letter to yourself about it so you can move on from this stuck place?  If so, download my forgiveness letter template and get to it today.  Don’t delay your own relief from suffering.

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Self-Love

Sunday, March 17th, 2019

One of the great temptations of many spiritual students is to be alone with Spirit. In my experience, most of us, once we have begun to clear enough of the clutter in our heart, we yearn for more of that time alone in the secret place of the Most High. We yearn for communion.

Once we actively let go of the mountains of self-judgment through an active practice of self-forgiveness, we then have a capacity to be alone with Spirit. And that’s a very wonderful and nurturing practice. It’s deeply healing.

Sometimes, though, we can be hiding from people because being with people is so challenging. I can see in my own journey that it looks as though it’s been a process, although I’m certain that healing is not a process. Awakening is not a process. I can see now that healing is a decision.

Here are some of the major steps in my experience of healing and awakening to truth:

Step #1 – I made a decision to Love myself.
This was a true commitment that I actively practiced.
That decision started the ball rolling.

Next, began to take spiritual classes that taught me to pay and have active prayer partnerships.

Next, I decided to give up my judgments and opinions about everything and look for the truth. I made a commitment to off-load all the judgments and live without them.

Next, I furthered this commitment by deciding to forgive everything in my past, from this life or any other, whether I could remember it or not.

I did all of this so that I could focus on being loving in the present moment, in the NOW, where the Love actually is.

Along the way, I naturally stopped thinking about the past.
I stopped fantasizing.
I started thinking of myself as a servant in service to Love and Light.
I started to spend a lot more time in spiritual connection and community with others.

Along the way, I naturally stopped thinking about the past, because to judge is to be reliving the past. The more I give up judgment, the less I think about the past.

I stopped fantasizing. I realized that fantasy is like a drug to escape the present moment. When I’m not awake and aware in the present moment, then I cannot experience Love. I’m preventing myself from being healed when I fantasize, because Love is the healer and there’s no Love present in fantasy – not even in Love fantasies.

I started thinking of myself as a servant in service to Love and Light. I started to ask how I could be of higher service. I started to look for service opportunities – not to GET Love, but to share it.

I started to spend a lot more time in spiritual connection and community with others. More Prayer Partners. More spiritual connection with people who were like-minded.

In relationships, there’s so much learning.
Our relationships demand that we look at the effects of our thoughts, choices and actions. Relationships are the mirror that reflects back to us, continually.

I realized that when the mirror is reflecting back our self-attack and self-judgment, of course we want to run from the mirror.

I began to see that when other people are triggering me, and I think it’s because of their energy that I’m being brought low, I can realize that it’s not even possible.

Other people’s negativity doesn’t bring me down when I’m here to Love and teach only Love. In that case, their cry for Love lifts me up, because I can respond with Love.

Other people’s negativity only bothers me when I judge them for it. I had to learn how to discard my own negativity in order to be helpful. And that is how I proved that I will be healed as I let Spirit teach me to heal.

Through choosing to trust, I have proved that I don’t have to wonder worry what to say, where to go or what to do, because Spirit will direct and guide me.

I have discovered Peace through learning to live the teaching in what I call the My Purpose Prayer from A Course in Miracles:

I am here only to be truly helpful.

I am here to represent Him Who sent me.

I do not have to worry about what to say or what to do,

because He Who sent me will direct me.

I am content to be wherever He wishes,

knowing He goes there with me.

I will be healed as I let Him teach me to heal.

It’s challenging to believe that the life we’d really like to live can come from living this way, but it does. I see it over and over again with people in our classes.

I recognize that it’s challenging to believe that actually doing the work will bring the results that we’d like. That’s not the teaching of the world.

The teaching of the world is opposite to the teaching of Spirit. The world teaches us to look outside for the Kingdom, and Spirit tells us to look within.

ACIM tells us we’re afraid to look within because we judge ourselves as bad and unworthy.

It’s really way past time for us to still be hesitating to be the Light of the world because we don’t feel worthy. When we’re willing to be with others without judgment, we can easily see that all are worthy. It’s only our belief that some are not that keeps us from realizing that we, too, are worthy.

Gathering together with others is what my focus is. That’s why I don’t really do a lot of lecturing – I’d much rather be with others. That’s why I offer my weekly Sacred Circle, the Finding Freedom Boot Camp, Masterful Living yearlong course – all ways for us to gather together.

It’s why I stopped teaching my forgiveness workshop in person and started doing it online. It’s why I prefer to do retreats and trainings, rather than conferences.

I like to get into the work and do it together for maximum healing. In the Power of Love Ministry, we’re moving toward hosting more and more gatherings online, and maybe in person, offering opportunities for us to heal together.

One of the things that is the most wonderful for me is when I do retreats. There are always people who come up to me on the breaks and have so much excitement and tears of gratitude who tell me that they had long believed that “I was the only one.” There’s so much healing we can have when we join together.

I’d like to encourage you to find ways to join together and do the work with others as much as you can. Yes, you’ll have to get out of your comfort zone sometimes, and you’ll have to confront your own judgments – but is there really ANY comfort zone when we’re identified with the ego, with feeling bad and wrong?

In my experience, it’s much easier to look at what we perceive as darkness when we can go together and hold each others’ hands.

Linda Soto, one of our Spiritual Counselors, shared this wonderful quote with me in a conversation we were having about this the other day:

“The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.”  ~Joseph Campbell

Our hearts are the cave we fear to enter, because we’ve stored so much regret, resentment, judgment, blame and shame in there. When I made the decision to learn to Love myself, I made a decision to enter that cave. I wish I could have had you with me then. We could have gone together – and that is why I now am such a fan of doing this really deep work – the work we resist, and put off, and fear – together. It’s just easier together. And, more fun.

“Yet you cannot make yourself unworthy because you are the treasure of God…” A Course in Miracles

Our Higher Holy Spirit Self will clear out the cave, if we are willing. We must be willing, and that means actually calling it forth, allowing it to happen. We must get out of the way and really say YES.

Today is the perfect day to say,m “Yes!” Let’s do it together!

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And Happy St. Patrick’s Day! May the longtime sun shine upon you, all Love surround you, and the pure Light within you guide your way on!

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

UPCOMING IN-PERSON EVENTS

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

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

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Happy Helper

Saturday, March 16th, 2019

In this world, even though we’re all one with each other and part of the same dynamic Love Intelligence, we still can’t make anyone happy – not really. Others cannot make us happy, either – although we often feel convinced that they can.

It’s very easy to get deluded into thinking someone or something outside of ourselves can make us happy, but happiness doesn’t really come until we give up that concept.

Nonetheless, we can SHARE happiness. Throughout our day we have the opportunity to be loving and supportive to others, and we can take the opportunity, out of the generosity and givingness of our heart and make the most of it. When we share happiness, it makes our own heart even lighter.

If we’re open to it and ask the Higher Holy Spirit Self, we’ll be guided to the ways we can share that will actually be helpful. I find that the very best ideas that come to me are always just that – ideas that come to me.

I recognize the difference between ideas that I have and ideas that are given to me by the Higher Holy Spirit Self. They have very different energetics. Learning to recognize the difference is quite helpful. It’s as if the Higher Mind’s ideas are more clean, clear, shiny and sparkly.

I like to ask for ideas of how to be helpful, rather than just figure them out. Whenever I ask for guidance, the quality of the idea is so much more enjoyable than the one I figured out.

Being willing and available to share happiness can be like a spiritual hobby. It’s a kind of spiritual gardening. In our spiritual garden we can pull the weeds and plant seeds of happiness.

It’s really very rewarding to plant seeds of future happiness for people without even letting them know what we’re doing or what we’ve done.

This is how Spirit operates – always planting seeds for our happiness.

And this is precisely why judging things as “not good” does not lead to happiness. The seeds have been planted, and the time for harvest is always now.

One of the primary ways to harvest is to share with others. As A Course in Miracles tells us: To have, give all to all.

To have Love, share Love.
To have happiness, share happiness.

Let’s put Spirit in charge and look for more ways to be generous of heart, and share our happiness to increase it.

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

UPCOMING IN-PERSON EVENTS

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

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

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Truth

Friday, March 1st, 2019

If we study a spiritual teaching and learn everything about it to the point where we can teach it but we don’t fully live it, then we’re fooling ourselves. We don’t really know it if we’re not living it..

For years, that was me. I thought I knew the teachings because I knew the concepts and the words.

This is the error that many spiritual students like me, and even spiritual teachers, make: they believe an intellectual knowledge is the same thing as a spiritual knowing, and nothing could be further from the Truth.

No one who really knows the Truth would fail to live it.

For years, I had an intellectual understanding of the Law of Cause & Effect. I understood that my thoughts were made manifest in form. I thought I understood that form is my experience, my feelings, and my life. And yet, I still gave myself permission to pour my precious attention into energizing thoughts and beliefs that I ABSOLUTELY did NOT want to see made manifest. I still gave myself permission to think these thoughts, invest in them and share them with others. My tragic mistake was that I put more attention on trying to change the world than to change my thinking.

How could I give myself permission to energize negativity and then blame others for those results showing up in my life, in my emotions, and in my experience unless I didn’t really believe the Law of Cause & Effect?

Knowing a spiritual teaching intellectually, without living it, is like saying “I know how to put a man on the moon because I read about it in a book.”

Living a spiritual teaching and truly embodying it is landing your rocket on the moon and being able to show others how to do it, too. That’s how big the difference is!

The biggest error most spiritual students make is, they settle for a postcard of the moon when they can live the adventure themselves! I can’t settle for a picture of Peace. I AM willing to know, embody and live the Truth that sets me FREE! I AM willing to BE the Peace I’d like to see in the world – now!

I’m so interested in discovering the Kingdom within and living fully from that awareness of my true identity. I’m so glad we get to do this together!

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL ENDS TOMORROW

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

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

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One With the One

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

I’m in a co-creative relationship with Spirit and that’s a beautiful and powerful thing. It’s essential to my happiness and fulfillment that I am fully IN this relationship with the Divine. There was a time when I was not committed to the relationship, not by a long shot. I was playing a game of “hard to get” with God. I was keeping score in the most demented way.

There’s an old paradigm of thought about making deals with God. In that game, God is the sometimes loving, sometimes punishing parent. The relationship is co-dependent. “I’ll do this, if God does that.” And “I’m a lowly sinner, but as long as I grovel and repent, Daddy loves me.” There is no partnership, no co-creativity. It is the original dysfunctional family!

It’s my intention to help dissolve that old paradigm through awakening to my Divinity. My Divine essence isn’t something to be experienced someday in the future – when I give up my ways as a sinner and get to Heaven, it’s here NOW – and forever. I AM the One who decides to see it, know it, live in it and share the benefit with all beings because I AM One with them. Right now, I have a response-ability to expand MY awareness to live in this fundamental Truth: I AM One with God, eternal and infinite.

“Your holiness is the salvation of the world.  It lets you teach the world that it is one with you … by your quiet recognition that in your holiness are all things blessed along with you.  ~ A Course In Miracles

I AM responsible for my thoughts in the same way that I AM responsible for keeping my home clean and clear of clutter. I can see that I actually choose each and every one of my thoughts – over and over again.

My thoughts manifest as the circumstances of my life – not to punish me, not to reward me, but to teach me because that’s how I learn and grow to know that I AM One with the Beloved now and forever.

I AM is the Resurrection and the Life of the gifts of my Divinity. I am eternally One with the One!

FINAL DAYS FOR EARLY BIRD SPECIAL

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

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

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Spiritual Career

Monday, February 18th, 2019

In Masterful Living class this week I was sharing about the prayer I began praying back in the mid 90’s. I started to pray every day that my life would inspire people to get up out of the Lazy Boy Recliner, turn off the television and taking loving action in their lives. I would see in my mind’s eye and feel in my heart the effect of more and more people being loving in their relationships, in their community and all over the world.

I had no idea how it would manifest or what it would mean for me personally, but I knew with my whole heart that I wished to be able to inspire people to be more loving. I, myself, deeply desired to be more loving. I was actively working on opening my heart every day. Soon after that I began taking classes at the Agape International Center and then entered into the Prayer Practitioner training to be come a licensed spiritual counselor and then from there I went into ministerial school. It was nine years of classes by the time I graduated in 2006.

When I graduated from Prayer Practitioner training there really wasn’t any substantial professional support for me to begin my own practice or for clients to find me. When I graduated from ministerial school there was also no support for me to step into ministry. This actually worked out really well for me because it forced me to find my own way.

Finding my own way felt very difficult in the beginning, but the more I became dedicated and devoted to simply being loving, the more I was led and guided to what has become the Power of Love Ministry.

Part of what made it so difficult was that I had to everything. I didn’t have the money to hire someone to help me. At the beginning of this new career as a spiritual professional, I was working at other things in order to pay my bills and I couldn’t even begin to support myself with counseling and teaching.

I used to take all kinds of classes in marketing and try to learn as much as I could about how to get the word out about what I was doing. No matter how much I did, I felt like I wasn’t doing enough and I should be doing more. That didn’t change until I reached a point I call “the tipping point”.

When I got to my tipping point, my thoughts were more loving than unloving, and that’s when my life really began to shift and become much easier. AND, right before the tipping point, it was definitely VERY challenging. It felt like almost everything was becoming difficult. I was pushed to my limits, fortunately, and I FINALLY moved into surrender.

In starting the Power of Love Ministry, I basically had to do everything for myself. There was no one to really help me. I couldn’t afford to pay anyone. Fortunately, my father gifted me with a small amount of money to get some help learning about marketing so I could let people know about what I was doing with my classes and counseling. Just my dad’s loving support made a HUGE difference for me.

In 2014 I started training spiritual counselors, and my goal shifted slightly – I saw the opportunity to not just offer people professional training, but also to give them support to launch their business, increase their practice and even offer them jobs doing what they love.

Now we’re developing training programs for teachers, ministers and prayer practitioners. Folks who have been developing their skills in our classes are getting ready to teach their own classes and I’m more excited about that than teaching my own classes! Having been in class with folks for years, I’m very aware of how talented they are and how much they have to offer.

I’ve had to invest SO MUCH of my time and energy into administration, to create the platform to be able to support the teachers who are coming out to share their gifts now. I’m able to offer them what I didn’t have – the opportunity to focus on teaching and counseling instead of on the administrative side.

There are SO MANY wonderful people involved in this Power of Love Ministry, in our Masterful Living Community who are stepping up and learning facilitation, counseling, teaching and stepping into these leadership roles. It’s time for the light workers to rise and shine and they’re doing it! Together, we’re doing it.

Soon we’ll be offering a community newsletter so more people can know about the beautiful and miraculous transformation that so many are going through as they apply these beautiful principles in A Course in Miracles.

The other day I was having a video chat with my good friend, Lisa Natoli, and we were talking about everything from dying our hair, to my new home search, our upcoming Spring Clearing Healing Retreat (along with Jon Mundy & Corinne Zupko) and our ministries and classes. It was a typical feminine conversation all over the place, winding and circling around the depth and breadth of our lives, but not TOO deep because we only had an hour! LOL – we can talk for the whole day if given the chance, we enjoy each other’s company so much.

Lisa said that I needed to promote the professional development programs that we’re offering at the Power of Love Ministry and let more people know about them. I promise to do better with that. Especially, because now I’m so happy to be supporting people in leading my Forgive & Be Free Workshop. Forgiveness really is the way out of our suffering and it is SO fulfilling to help people figure that out and apply it in their lives. I’d like to be able train thousands of people to teach what true forgiveness is. I know we can do it!

We can create trainings and workshops that go into schools, corporations and communities as well as churches. Just imagine if we’d all been taught how to practice forgiveness when we were 6 or 7 years old, with a bit more training each year in school we’d have completely different lives. I know we can implement this if we’re willing – Spirit will provide the roadmap.

For years, when I shared my goals, people would say to me, “how’re you ever going to do that?” I’d say “I don’t know. That part hasn’t been given to me yet.” Spirit leads, we follow. That’s the way we do it. There is a roadmap and there’s a path that’s being laid out. Our willingness is all that’s required.

Right now, Finding Freedom from Fear and Masterful Living are the two foundations of the professional trainings we’re offering and there are additional modules as well. One of those additional modules is the Leading & Creating A Workshop training Jon Mundy and I are offering next month. The one we did last year was SO powerful, and I’m excited to go even deeper next month. (BTW, this program will not be offered again until sometime in 2020.)

If you have any interest at all in these programs – take my 1 minute survey to let me know so I can share more with you. Click here now to respond to this survey.

No matter where we are in our lives, no matter what we’re interested in, we can let Spirit be our guide. Our path is a path of Love, our journey is one of awakening to Love’s eternal presence. We cannot fail.

Early bird special on NOW  Spring Clearing Retreat March 20 to 24 – with Lisa Natoli, Corinne Zupko, Jon Mundy, myself and more!  Plus, Jon Mundy and I are offering our Leading & Creating A Workshop training which includes certification to lead my Forgive & Be Free Workshop!  March 14 to 20. Register for both and receive an additional discount. Click now for details!

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Courage to Follow My Passion

Thursday, July 19th, 2018

I am forever grateful that I’ve followed my intuition. Many times along this path of teaching and ministry I’ve been prompted by Spirit to do things I didn’t feel like doing. My personality didn’t want to teach a year-long course. It felt like too big a commitment. It felt binding and uncomfortable.

At the time I got the intuitive insight from Spirit to offer my year-long Masterful Living Course, I immediately thought, “Ugh. I don’t want to commit to that.” I could imagine that there would be times when I just didn’t feel like teaching, but I’d have to. Like it or not.

Now, 10 years later, we have 4 different levels of Masterful Living. I’m committed to teaching hundreds of classes each year, plus my radio show, and more. I am so grateful to live my passion and share it with you and others. It’s quite a blessing.

I remember how blocked, resistant and reluctant I used to feel, and I’m so glad that’s not how I feel now. That was painful. I kept thinking things would have to change in the world before I could actually be a full time teacher and minister.

It was so challenging for me to make the shift into my life as a professional minister and teacher and that’s precisely why I LOVE to support others as much as I can. If you feel called to participate in this ministry on a level of teaching and ministering and think you might be interested in our developing Teacher & Minister Program, please check out my Q&A today. I ask you to please register, even though there’s no charge, it’s an open Q&A – please bring your questions. If you register, I’ll send you the links to download the replay!

Q&A Today – If you have any interest at all in teaching, sharing, ministering or being a prayer practitioner, consider joining me TODAY for the Q&A about the Teacher & Minister Program.

I’m excited that Spirit has us working on a Teacher & Minister Training Program at the Power of Love Ministry. We’re still working out the program details, but I’ll be doing a Q&A about the program TODAY!

Register now to learn more.
Please bring your questions today!

Less than 1 Month Away!
Jon Mundy and I are offering 3 new minister & teacher training retreats in August. If you’d like to learn about these trainings in inspirational writing, teaching and speaking see below for more info. These retreats are open to anyone who’d like to build their skills AND do some deep spiritual healing of patterns of unworthiness! We can even help you get CEU’s if that’s helpful.

NEW – Teacher Trainings!

Are you interested in stepping up your game and sharing your talents? Do you have self-doubt you’d like to transform so that you can share your gifts and inspire others?

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

Would you like to share your gifts and talents with more authenticity and confidence? Are you ready to stop playing small and stop waiting for the perfect moment to shine your light?

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

Training #1 – Inspirational Writing
Thursday August 16 to Sunday 19th – 3 nights

Training #2 – Leading/Creating A Workshop –
Includes how to lead my Forgive & Be Free Workshop
Sunday August 19th to Thursday 23rd – 4 nights

Training #3 – Inspired Speaking – Giving An Inspiring Talk
Thursday August 23 to Sunday 26th – 3 nights

All three consecutive events will be held at Scottsdale Plaza Resort, in Scottsdale Arizona, right next to Phoenix. Click here for more info and registration!

Come for 1, 2 or 3 of these professional trainings. Power of Love Ministry is developing a ministerial/teacher training and these are part of the curriculum for that training.

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

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

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Miracle Supper

Saturday, July 14th, 2018

I had a cool miracle demonstration for my supper last night.

I’m in Vermont now for the next few weeks, camping in the Green Mountains at the Sunray Peace Village. One thing I appreciate about this life is the constant opportunity to be of service no matter where I am. Everywhere we go we can meet new people and be a loving presence in their life. We can BE their miracle!

Being open minded to the opportunities to be simply share a smile, or extend a hand is being open to the flow of Love. It can be a miracle just to receive a gift.

Yesterday I had in my mind to have some salmon for dinner. I had it in mind all day. I had meant to go to the store to get some to bring back and cook. I ended up having some long meetings and didn’t get to the store. So, I was actually standing in the community kitchen at the Peace Village thinking about my other food choices when Kathy, whom I hardly know, came in and started cooking and asked me if I’d like to share some salmon. Amazing!

This is instant manifestation. An hour before that, I had extended kindness and generosity to someone because Spirit invited me to. And Spirit took care of my wish for salmon.

I wished for salmon and I got salmon.
I mean, think about it.
That’s really super specific.
And I’m in a campground, 15 minutes drive to the store.
I barely know this woman who offered me the salmon.

And I felt very happy to receive God’s gift to me.

How do you broadcast miracles? Well, it’s not that different from broadcasting anger or upset. What I do is I begin to think and feel aligned with being loving. Then I see it in my mind’s eye rippling out, like the ripples on a pond, spreading out to touch everyone around me.

When you see someone whose upset, instead of judging them or feeling sorry for them, ask the angels to help them and ripple the Love out to surround them. You’re one with them, so you’re helping yourself!

We’re never just victims of circumstance. We can always take that feeling of being put upon, burdened or threatened and turn it around to a way of being of service. When we do that, everyone feels better! Now, that’s being truly helpful. Victory!

NEW – Teacher Trainings!

Are you interested in stepping up your game and sharing your talents? Do you have self-doubt you’d like to transform so that you can share your gifts and inspire others?

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

Would you like to share your gifts and talents with more authenticity and confidence? Are you ready to stop playing small and stop waiting for the perfect moment to shine your light?

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

Training #1 – Inspirational Writing
Thursday August 16 to Sunday 19th – 3 nights

Training #2 – Leading/Creating A Workshop –
Includes how to lead my Forgive & Be Free Workshop
Sunday August 19th to Thursday 23rd – 4 nights

Training #3 – Inspired Speaking – Giving An Inspiring Talk
Thursday August 23 to Sunday 26th – 3 nights

All three consecutive events will be held at Scottsdale Plaza Resort, in Scottsdale Arizona, right next to Phoenix. Click here for more info and registration!

Come for 1, 2 or 3 of these professional trainings. Power of Love Ministry is developing a ministerial/teacher training and these are part of the curriculum for that training.

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

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

 

If you’d like to hear more on this topic from A Course in Miracles perspective, click here now to listen to or download my radio show episode: Mastering Manifestation. 

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

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Jon Mundy – Practicing the Principles

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

When I first started offering the Living A Course in Miracles classes I got so many emails from people who told me they had been studying ACIM for years, MANY years and they had never thought to live the teachings the way I was sharing about it. This surprised me so much!

For me, the healing has come from truly living ACIM principles and that’s one of the things I have in common with my friend Jon Mundy. This is why I invited Jon to offer a class based on his book Living A Course in Miracles.

When all we do is study, without the practical application, there’s no healing, no expansion, no advancement and the we feel like a failure.

Applying even one principle of ACIM, with some little willingness, and some consistency will bring noticeable results. As they say, it works when you work it!

Applying ACIM to our everyday lives is a practice of ever increasing Joy. You can join me and Jon Mundy in our discussion of the practical application of applying the principles of ACIM today on my radio show.

Join Jon for his 6 part class series – live on video – ask him your questions! Jon’s class starts on Thursday.
Click here now to learn more about Practicing the Principles of ACIM with Jon Mundy.

TODAY RADIO SHOW: my guest is Jon Mundy – Practicing the Principles

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!

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

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

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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!

FREE CLASS TODAY: Now is the time for us to truly LIVE these teachings of A Course in Miracles and that’s why I’m feeling called to offer a free class this Thursday, March 8th. My topic is Living A Course in Miracles. This is a free class so anyone can join – and I’ll be offering some live-coaching

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.

Now is the time for us to fly! My Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp is a way to get into a powerful spiritual community of like-minded souls who are committed to doing this healing work together NOW. Click here to register for my free Living A Course in Miracles and learn more.

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!

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

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