Archive for the ‘Transformation’ Category

Love Never Fails

Wednesday, October 28th, 2020

Love never fails, and ego always fails.

If I could give you some knowledge, some insight, some healing awareness, it would be the awareness that you can never fail because you are Love and Love never fails. When we know who we REALLY are, and WHAT we really are, and WHOSE we really are, failure is impossible.

For me, the way that I have learned this is to place my faith and trust in Love. The way I have learned that Love never fails, that the Light of God can never fail, is to be in service to the Light – to live in service to the Light and it is through being that, living that, doing that, that I’ve come to know and understand that Love and Light cannot fail.

Now, I can see that the only failure there is the “failure to communicate” Love.

And yet, when it seems that we’ve failed to be loving, there is always learning and so Love still wins. That’s the power of Love in our lives.

What would you invest yourself in, if you knew you couldn’t fail?
Why entertain the idea of failure as a possibility?
Why plan for what you really don’t wish to experience?

BE the Love in whatever you choose to invest yourself in and you will not fail, you cannot fail.

My invitation to you today is to practice being of service to the Light through all that you do today.

It’s about being Love in our mind and shining that forth into all of our activities. People cannot fail to notice and be inspired too! BONUS! That’s more sharing and more extending.

Let us be excellent extenders of Love!

Let us rise and shine together!

Now more than ever, let’s be the change we’d like to see in the world!

Let us not entertain separation and divisiveness, let us see the master plan at work in all moments.

It’s such a good feeling to share the Love rather than to block it. It’s our spiritual destiny to rise and shine, to live without fear – let’s not delay – let’s go for it today!

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

COMING SOON – Masterful Living 2021 registration opens in a couple of weeks – with bonuses to inspire you to commit early and you can get on the waiting list for the early-bird right now.  Click here now for the Masterful Living waitlist.

img

The Rewards of Love

Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

The reward of choosing Love and extending Love, responding with Love, is Joy.

Could you use a little more Joy?  I could, who couldn’t?  Whom have you ever known who was maxed out in Joy?  No one, that’s who.

The way to Joy is through the Love door.

Let us keep it simple and place that truth right before us and keep our eye on that prize.  

Considering the EXTRAORDINARY and MIRACULOUS benefits there are to choosing Love, it’s a wonder that we don’t choose Love with more ease and grace!

I guess we really are attached to our point of view.

What’s great is that we can actually give all of our attachments to the Higher Holy Spirit Self for healing.  We don’t have to struggle at all.  We really don’t.  All struggle is self-imposed.

Let’s invite the Higher Holy Spirit Self into our lives to be our teacher with such a commitment that we are healed quickly and beautifully and then we can inspire our brothers and sisters to do the same.  We’ve got this – at a time when it couldn’t be more needed than it is right now!

The Rewards of Love is the topic of my podcast today – I think you’ll find what I’ll be sharing SO helpful!

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

COMING SOON – Masterful Living 2021 registration opens in a couple of weeks – with bonuses to inspire you to commit early and you can get on the waiting list for the early-bird right now.  Click here now for the Masterful Living waitlist.

img

Catch, Release and Replace

Monday, October 26th, 2020

Are you ready and willing to have a more miraculous life starting now? Yesterday, in Sundays With Spirit I was sharing a spiritual practice that I call “Catch, Release and Replace.”

If you think of what some fishers do – they catch fish and then release them rather than killing them, I’m taking that idea and putting a completely different spin on it.

We’re catching judgments, complaints and any other kind of attack thought, releasing them to the Higher Holy Spirit Self for healing and then replacing them with thoughts of Love, generosity, kindness, compassion and willingness to choose again.

It’s a simple three step process that anyone can do.

It’s easy to remember and it’s deeply healing

By making this part of our constant spiritual practice we train our mind to be mindful of when we’re veering off track from our commitment to Love and to being loving.

If you’re deeply interested in transforming your mind, healing the obsessive, compulsive negative thinking and aligning with the Spirit of Love, then this deceptively simple practice is a welcome addition.

In my experience, this practice is miraculous for ANYONE who uses it. It certainly has been miraculous for me!

If you’d like to start living a more peaceful and less stressed life – please incorporate this into how you observe your mind, and how you invest your attention throughout the day. Your willingness is all that’s required. Your willingness is evidence that you’re placing your trust and faith in Spirit rather than your own judgments and opinions.

Happy healing!

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

COMING SOON – Masterful Living 2021 registration opens in a couple of weeks – with bonuses to inspire you to commit early and you can get on the waiting list for the early-bird right now.  Click here now for the Masterful Living waitlist.

img

Transforming Fearful Thoughts

Thursday, October 8th, 2020

One of the most helpful things I’ve ever realized is that I have mental patterns and habits that come from my beliefs.  Specifically, they come from my false beliefs.  

What’s true isn’t a belief and there aren’t patterns that repeat around the truth. 

I got SO TIRED of repeating the same painful patterns.

I especially got SO TIRED of repeating the patterns of fear that showed up as me being resistant and reluctant to follow my heart, pursue my dreams, and really live the life I desired.

One of the places where I saw the repeating patterns the most was in my relationships.  And that was really hard to take because I would feel like I was failing at being a lovable person and it scared me so much that I couldn’t handle it.  I had to bury all of that.

Burying the fear and fearful thoughts wasn’t helpful to me.

That habit created its own set of issues.

Perhaps you can relate.

What was INCREDIBLY HEALING and HELPFUL to me was realizing that if I could at least interrupt the patterns of fear and not succumb to them.

Even the smallest interruption could make a difference. 

My interruptions of the patterns of fear helped me to break the habit of fear and gather the strength to make positive loving choices.

That was a game-changer.

I’ve learned so much more about undoing the patterns of fear and I’m going to share some of it in the FREE CLASS TODAY and Saturday – and then A LOT of it in my Finding Freedom From Fear Spiritual Bootcamp that starts on Monday.

If you’ve had enough of fear – don’t wait anymore – don’t hesitate – come join me!  We can break these habits and patterns together.  Let’s do it!

TODAY:  I’m offering you this class as a gift.  My gift to you.  Come and join me.  Tomorrow.

7 simple steps to interrupt the patterns of fear.

I’ll share the practical tips and tools that worked for me, so you can interrupt those patterns of fear and attack and make new choices, creating new habits that support the life you desire.

MONDAY:  My  Finding Freedom From Fear, spiritual bootcamp class with ACIM principles starts Monday, October 12th.  

Join me and you’ll be able to close out this year feeling like you had one of the best years ever! This is your chance, if you’d like to join me and GO FOR IT!

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

  Book an exploratory call today!

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

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

img

No Enemies

Wednesday, October 7th, 2020

You probably know how much I love the sermon Rev. Dr. Martin King, Jr. gave on Loving Our Enemies. Its elevating excellence is a healing balm in a fitful world today or any day.

He took the title from Jesus who, when he walked the earth, taught us to love our enemies.

In A Course in Miracles, the teaching is really that we have no enemies, regardless of how it looks in form.

In fact, Jesus goes so far as to tell us that the one we regard as an enemy is a savior sent to help us. WOW!

My invitation to you is to look around your consciousness and your life and look at who it is you might feel hatred for. Maybe it’s someone you despise or find offensive. Jesus is telling us they are your savior.

Will you reject your savior or let the Higher Holy Spirit Self lead you and guide you to the salvation you desire?

This is an upside-down world. And accepting that helps us to navigate.

It’s a crazy thing to accept – that our enemies are our saviors, but if we’re willing the world will sweetly shift and heaven will be revealed. This I know.

If fear, worry and doubt are a concern for you. If you get blindsided by guilt and anxiety, then you might find benefit from my free classes this week – or my Finding Freedom Bootcamp that begins on Monday.

I’m offering you this class as a gift.  My gift to you.  Come and join me. Tomorrow.

7 simple steps to interrupt the patterns of fear.

We’ll go deeper into the practical tips and tools that worked for me, so you can interrupt those patterns of fear and attack and make new choices, creating new habits that support the life you desire.

It might seem impossible, but I’ve done it and helped many people learn to do this too.

Here’s the good news:
“No one can fail who seeks to reach the truth.”
That’s Lesson 131 in A Course in Miracles

You cannot fail if you’re sincerely willing to live a loving life
– you don’t have to be there already.
– start where you are.

All your previous failures are just evidence of your lack of sincerity.
Don’t be fooled by appearances.
If you’re sincerely willing to live without fear, you cannot fail.
It’s the Truth.
Now, will you prove it?
Once you prove it to yourself, there’s no going back!

If you’re coping with fear and you’d like to change that,
please register for my free class today.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

If you’d like to have a major increase in your connection with Spirit and feeling PEACE of mind, you might like my Finding Freedom From Fear, spiritual bootcamp class with ACIM principles. We start Monday, October 12th.

Join me and you’ll be able to close out this year feeling like you had one of the best years ever! This is your chance, if you’d like to join me and GO FOR IT!

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

  Book an exploratory call today!

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

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

img

Freedom From Trauma

Thursday, September 24th, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It has been an honor to participate in this loving global community that is committed to transformation. Please join us by reserving your seat here: Register for the FREE Freedom from Trauma Summit

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

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

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

img

LOVE Activist

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It’s my joy to share this spiritual practice that supports us in so many ways. Let’s have fun with it together!

img

Tik Tok

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020

I have to laugh. Life is so silly sometimes.

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

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

Then, I heard that TIK TOK would be banned for new users, but that “they” wouldn’t take it away if we already had it and already had an account.

So, over the weekend I decided to get the app and check it out. I got this strong intuition to take a look.

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

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

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

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

It’s good to check things out and try new things. Sometimes the ego mindset is to try everything and craves the pleasures of trying new things. Sometimes the ego mindset is to criticize all new things and reject them.

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

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

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

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

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

It’s my joy to share this spiritual practice that supports us in so many ways. Let’s have fun with it together!

img

Spiritual Discipline Brings Joy!

Monday, September 21st, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

Let’s not fool ourselves anymore.
Let’s be ALL IN for our connection with Spirit.

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

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

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

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

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

Let’s have fun with it together!

img

Kirtan Kriya 40-Day Challenge

Sunday, September 20th, 2020

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

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

Each Kundalini yoga class is made up of kriyas.

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

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

There are kriyas that are a meditation as well as a set of exercises. The Kirtan (pronounced KEER-ton) kriya is one of the most potent of all Kundalini kriyas, PLUS it’s a meditation. And, it’s simple. You can easily do it in 11 minutes and you’ll find that it’s life-changing if you practice it daily.

Read on if you’d like to know more.

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

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

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

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

Many older people today are concerned about memory loss and Alzheimers. Well, there are actual studies that show Kirtan Kriya has real results and effects to reverse these issues.

It also helps with depression.

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

Kirtan Kriya is an excellent tool for many reasons.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

img

Rainbow Bridge

Saturday, September 19th, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Now, I prefer to be a bridge-builder and a collaborator.

The blessings are enormous and I am grateful every day!

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

By being willing to cooperate I build a bridge.

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

img

Spiritual Phenomenon

Friday, September 18th, 2020

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

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

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

Allow me to explain further.

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

That’s what’s important to me. Phenomenon isn’t a part of that journey, although certainly, I experience interesting phenomenon from time to time. I’ve experienced time speeding up and slowing down. I’ve experienced things disappearing and reappearing. I’ve experienced being invisible. All kinds of things, but it’s only valuable to me if it helps me to awaken and let go of false identification with a false self.

Real change is when we forgive ourselves for the decisions we made based upon our opinions and judgements from the past.

That’s the ONLY thing I know that brings REAL and lasting change.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Consider this:

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

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

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

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

img

Intuition & Ego

Thursday, September 17th, 2020

When our mind is cluttered with false beliefs, it becomes nearly impossible to feel confident about our intuition. People will still have insights and experience guidance, but if they’re mostly fearful, they won’t trust it. They can’t tell the difference between ego and intuition because there’s no stillness in their awareness. Their inner life is a cacophony.

I’ve had many folks ask me over the years “How do I hear the voice of God? How do I know if it’s intuition or ego?” This is such an important and valuable question to ask! The answer is, the ego will always have a fear-based conversation, the ego voice has attitude and judgment in it. Whereas the voice of the Higher Holy Spirit Self, our Guides and Angels are usually devoid of the attitude of any kind. It can sometimes feel insistent and strong, but it doesn’t ever feel opinionated.

So often if we want to validate our opinions we’ll be confused about the guidance, intuition, and insight we’re receiving. If we’re truly interested in hearing the guidance then we simply relax into the listening. You can open your mind to whatever it is – allow it to at least land in your mind and ripple out into your awareness before you give it the heave-ho!

On MANY occasions I’ve been in a counseling or teaching situation with someone and I get very strong guidance from that person’s guides and angels of what they’d like me to tell the person. Sometimes it feels like the Angels are so “loud” and strong, but it’s really more than they are clear and I’m willing to listen and the person they have a message for has not been honoring the guidance they’re getting. When that is the case, so often, when I speak the guidance the person says “I get that thought all of the time! Every day! For years now!” This has been my experience countless times.

I have had to learn not to go into judgment and think “they SHOULD listen! They SHOULD act on their guidance.” My opinion isn’t helpful to anyone. I do the best I can to share the guidance over and over again in several ways and as often as not, the person will say “I don’t believe it” or “I don’t trust it” or “I’m too afraid to follow that” or “I don’t want to do that.”

Look into your heart and mind and see if you can discover the place where you have been hearing the message clearly, but you have been ignoring the guidance.

You can cultivate the willingness to hear with new ears.

If you won’t take the steps that will lead to your happiness, no matter how many times you hear the message, then it’s best to STOP COMPLAINING that you’re not happy, because that only intensifies the suffering. Accept that you’re not willing or ready, but that you will be and in the meantime avoid looking to blame others for your unhappiness. This practice alone will noticeably increase your peace.

The amazing life of Love and Joy that is everyone’s destiny is only going to be experienced by those who are willing to listen and follow.

When we live in the muck and mire of our own opinions we’re eliminating our possibility for happiness. There’s no other way to peace. Peace is the way.

When feeling stuck, resistant, reluctant, or upset, I learned to ask myself, “can you at least be more willing to be a little more willing?” The answer was almost always, yes.

That little bit of willingness profoundly changed my life!

Are you willing to be a little bit more willing to recognize the loving choices and hear the voice for God?

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

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

Consider this:

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

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

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

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

img

Trading Fear for Joy

Monday, August 10th, 2020

We frighten ourselves. We do. And we do it on purpose.

Some of us have trained ourselves to not rise above worry, anxiety, fear, sadness, or some other emotional state.

There can be many reasons for why we’re living this way.

To me, it doesn’t really matter why we’re being dysfunctional and living in fear or some other lower emotional state. I used to be fascinated with people’s psychological states and how they got there. I was so interested in people’s stories and tales of woe and how they had come to their conclusions that they weren’t good enough, or some other self-perception that was completely false.

Now, I can see that I was living from my intellect, always curious about other people’s patterns of “disinformation” about themselves so that I could be distracted from my own patterns. It’s not the case anymore.

Since Love is the healer, and only Love can heal whatever my issues are, analyzing how I got here isn’t helpful.

Only Love is helpful. I focus on how I can be loving to myself and others. It brings tremendous fruit! And fulfillment!

Are you analytical like me?
Do you feel safer living in your head than in your heart?

There’s a lot of us, and we can all be transformed by the Higher Holy Spirit Self. All we have to do is realize that our true heart’s desire is to live from the heart, ask the HHSS for support in living from the heart, and then follow the guidance until it feels easier and easier.

Before too long we will have changed our way of being in reaction and living in our intellect.

It brings such Joy and it puts an end to fear.

It’s so worth it. And our willingness is all that’s required.

Let’s be as willing as we can be to change our mind, be kind and remember to laugh. Our spiritual practice transforms the world!

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

img

Beyond Hopeless & Helpless

Monday, July 27th, 2020

When it feels like there’s no way, Spirit can still make a way.
When it feels like only failure is possible, Spirit can still succeed.
When it feels like all is lost, Spirit can show us what’s valuable.

In God, all things worth doing, having and being are always possible.

When we’re feeling hopeless and helpless, then we’ve left God out of the equation, and that’s the real reason that we feel so down and desperate.

We can say we think that we feel despair because of what’s happening in the world, but our upset is really because we’re not allowing Spirit to lead us, guide us, and direct us. And we can change our mind. We can go the other way.

When we’re willing to put Spirit in charge then everything changes. It can seem that we don’t want change. It can feel as if change is a threat and a worry. We can fear change because we can’t control it, but the fact is that we can’t control anything, so let’s not fool ourselves anymore.

We can look to the world for examples – at some of the most “powerful” people in the world and see how they try so hard to control things and no matter how much “power and influence” they have, they still can’t control things to go their way.

In truth, there’s only one way, and that way is God’s way.

Let’s all get off the pain train and jump on board the Love Train. Let’s not wait until the pain is squeezing us so hard, we just wish we were dead.

Let’s simply put Spirit in charge and allow the miracles to unfold.

Let’s get out of the way. And let’s get on with it and do what we’re here to do – Love ourselves and each other.


“Wherever [the Holy Spirit] looks He sees Himself, and because He is united, He offers the whole Kingdom always. This is the one message God gave to Him and for which He must speak, because that is what He is. The peace of God lies in that message, and so the peace of God lies in you. The great peace of the Kingdom shines in your mind forever, but it must shine outward to make you aware of it.A Course in Miracles, T-6.II.12.

Let’s join together in prayer to shine the light outward in order to see it more clearly!

img

Grudges and Grievances

Friday, July 24th, 2020

I was an epic grudge holder. I was a dedicated grievance monger. I was a chronic complainer. And as I write these words, I can feel the energy of war, attack, violence that is in each of those thought patterns.

It made sense to me that holding grudges, grievances and complaints was a good strategy in life – until I realized what it was costing me and then I began to look for the fastest path to unwind those patterns from my mind.

Right now, I can feel that there’s an extraordinary opportunity for anyone who’d like to surrender these patterns and relieve themselves of the accompanying suffering that attends them.

It feels to me as though right now there’s a truly golden opportunity for anyone interested in letting the past go. It’s like being in some kind of spiritual car wash with a POWER CLEAN setting.

Of course we must be willing.
We must desire to let the past go and see the benefit in it.
And then we must actually CHOOSE to let it go – meaning that we change the channel of our mind to gratitude, and healing, and something wonderful instead of the past.

Each time we do this we’re not only helping ourselves, our family and loved ones, we’re helping ALL humanity, and future generations.

There are no small miracles. There are no small acts of Love.

“All expressions of love are maximal.” A Course in Miracles

Let’s put the pedal to the metal here and focus on this work at hand. Nothing is more important. It WILL bring healing, Abundance, Prosperity, Clarity, Freedom, Joy and all good things.

Offering up our complaints, grudges and grievances is the great gift we can offer right now.

Time to focus and make this clearing out our priority!

Are you with me?

img

We Can Rise

Monday, July 6th, 2020

In my Masterful Living Course it’s common for folks to share about how difficult things were in their relationships before they had the tools of transformation. For many who start with me in my Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp, they make a shift and they never go back. For me, most of my relationships just keep getting better and stronger. It’s a continuous healing and spiraling up, but I haven’t always felt that way. Just the opposite.

I used to spend much of my time in relationships affirming what I did NOT want, and what I did NOT like and drawing painful conclusions that I’d just keep affirming again and again.

I used to regularly consider the idea of never speaking to any of them again. That idea was on a loop in my head for decades. How did I get it out? That’s what I focused on sharing in my classes now. It’s what I share about every week in my podcast.

As A Course in Miracles tells us, our relationships are the very best tool we have for transforming our mind.

It does take a great willingness.
And it so much easier to do it with a group of like-minded souls.

I used to crash and burn so often.
I used to give up so easily.

When I think about it, it’s so crazy that I had the discipline to hold on to a grudge for decades, but not to fee myself from the suffering it caused.

I’d say “I forgive” but I didn’t really mean it because I’d hold onto the judgment and keep energizing it. What I really was HOPING for was that if I said, I FORGIVE, the pain would stop.

Now, I’m SO GRATEFUL, GRATEFUL, GRATEFUL, for my experience! Why?

Because I went so low, I can rise so high!

Now, when others are telling me about their challenges, I can really use what I’ve learned to help others rise out of the hole of helplessness that I used to feel.

Yes, we can RISE out of the hole.


We don’t have to climb or dig.
We can rise.

With great willingness we can be lifted and carried.

It’s all about NOT going it alone anymore.
Suffering in semi-silence, and feeling alone was my thing.

I really didn’t know where to go or what to do in order to rise up. I had to figure it out. I had to rely on Spirit, it just took me a very long time to be willing.

This is a time of ancient patterns coming up to the surface with intensity and healing is happening in our hearts and miracles are demonstrating everywhere. This is the reason why we’re here at this time. To do our own inner work, to let the past go and bring benefit to all humanity.

We have what it takes!

Spirit cannot and does not fail.

We only fail when we go alone, furthering the belief in separation.

As Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, we succeed when we’re co-workers with God.

That’s how we rise up and find the better way.
It’s always there for us when we’re willing to see with the eyes of Love.

Just yesterday, someone told me how my Finding Freedom From Fear class was the turning point for them in their relationships and in how they felt about themselves. If you’re ready for a turning point, please consider joining us!

Finding Freedom From Fear spiritual bootcamp with ACIM Principles starts TODAY!

If you’d like support in doing this work of letting go of the past and being that impetus for healing in your family and in your workplace without getting discouraged and giving up, please consider taking my Finding Freedom From Fear spiritual bootcamp and joining with other like-minded souls who are doing the same work.

I find that when we do the work together, we get there faster and we laugh a lot more. It’s so much easier when we peel the layers of painful patterns together. Easier, faster, more Love, more Light, more fun, that’s the way for me!

COME BACK! Have you already taken Finding Freedom from Fear Spiritual Bootcamp?
There’s a special offer to repeat right NOW – Join us before Thursday and it’s only $44 per month – join for two months and take advantage of all the new aspects of the class and get the support of the small group in the Freedom Circle!

If you have a yearning right now, to go deeper and fly higher, to open your heart and live the love like never before, come join me. My Finding Freedom From Fear Bootcamp with ACIM Principles may be your answered prayer.

Many people find that their life, their relationships, their health and wealth is profoundly changed because they deepen their spiritual practice in this class.

I’m recording ALL NEW CLASSES.
This is going to be SO good because I am ON FIRE!
Trust your intuition! If you’ve been thinking about doing my Finding Freedom From Fear Bootcamp for a while, but just haven’t been ready, consider booking an exploratory call with one of the spiritual counselors. They can answer all your questions and you’ll know what’s best for you. Book an exploratory call today!

img

Transforming Terror to Peace

Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

Right now in the world, Covid-19, the Coronavirus, is raging in many places around the world. Countries are locking down. In some places, it’s illegal for people to be on the street with certain exceptions. There are all kinds of new rules and regulations coming into place. Some are to protect the populace and some are questionable invasions of citizen’s rights. Each country is different.

Some people are respecting the rules and warnings and some people are not.

We all have different ideas of what safety feels like, and we all have different trigger points of fear. As the U2 song says, “We’re one, but we’re not the same.” We’re not the same in our opinions and perceptions.

And so, we must respect these differences and have compassion for them.

As Thich Nhat Hanh, one of my teachers, has said, “Blaming never helps.”

A global pandemic is terrifying to a majority of people and we can respect how people feel while not giving in to the terror itself.

Terror, fear, comes from a perspective of wanting to control things that are not controllable.

Fear cannot arise unless attack is justified, and if it had a real foundation pardon would have none. The real world is achieved when you perceive the basis of forgiveness is quite real and fully justified.A Course in Miracles T-30.VI.3.

There will be more temptations to attack, to dispute, to make wrong than normal in this current climate of insecurity. Let’s not be tricked into believing our attack thoughts are correct. Let’s remember that “fear cannot arise unless attack is justified.” Anger and attack are so closely related, and neither is ever justifiable.

We can practice having an awareness of when we’re looking to justify our attack and our anger and lay those thoughts and beliefs on the altar. We invite the Higher Holy Spirit Self in to heal your mind about it. We will have healing as soon as we’re more willing than unwilling.

As soon as we’re more willing to let our belief go than we are willing to be righteous and right about it, the healing has happened.

Let’s go for that. More willingness.

Let’s focus on being willing to be HAPPY.

Right now, people are frightened and people are dying and people are grieving. Let’s not be petty about our grievances. I’d rather be kind to everyone now and be grateful they’re alive to annoy me.

I have a good friend who is in the hospital with this virus for 10 days now. No one can go and visit him. Lots of people are having their loved ones die in the hospital and they cannot be with them. So, if you’re finding yourself losing your patience with your loved ones, be EXTREMELY GRATEFUL they are there with you now. Raise yourself up by reaching for the Higher Holy Spirit Self. Don’t allow your vibration to fall down.

We’ll get through this and we have to do it together. LOVE is our healer. Not medicine, not food, not ventilators. LOVE.

How willing are you to practice radical patience right now? Please share in the comments below.

img

Transforming Anger & Bitterness

Sunday, February 16th, 2020

This life is about the journey, not the destination – we hear that all the time, but we still focus on the destination and sometimes we even make the journey very unpleasant by judging ourselves every step of the way. Been there, done that.

We judge our experience on the journey when there’s no added benefit. After all, we learn through contrast, it’s a journey of contrast, peaks and valleys.

Think of Dr. King and his mountain top speech. King told us that, in his heart and mind, he had felt and seen the fulfillment of his dream. He declared it in his very last speech, one of my favorites. He said he knew he might not get to the promised land with us in form, but he had seen the coming glory and knew it was real.

On the eve of his assassination, he told us he knew he had played his part, as difficult and grueling as it was and he was grateful. He was filled with gratitude at having played his part and for being able to truly know the coming glory. That’s the way to live our life.

Let us be grateful that we can play our part in learning what it feels like to live in despair and then decide to move out of it. As we learn to grow towards the Light of our own being, we teach it, we demonstrate it, we share it. That’s a good and beautiful purpose and I’m glad for it.

Let us be grateful that we can play our part in learning what it feels like to live in self-judgment and then finally decide to love ourselves and move forward in that discovery where the Love is that much more precious because we had to dig for it.

Let us be grateful that we can play our part in learning what it feels like to blame others for our problems and live in resentment and then finally decide to release the judgment, forgive ourselves for straying off course, and then discover all the wisdom, all the healing that was encoded into everything that we had labeled as a betrayal.

Let us be grateful that we can play our part in learning what it feels like to live a loveless life of manipulating and controlling others and finally realize that only giving without attachment brings Love and happiness.

Let us be willing to catch the vision of our future glory and hold it in our hearts now with a deep and abiding gratitude, allowing it to manifest as our very life.

Let us enjoy the journey together and drop all judgment, all criticism and all blame so we can truly live the intended glory of our life now. NOW. Now is the time for us to DECIDE we’re done with playing small, and living in lack and limitation. Now is the time for us to choose to move towards the Light in a dedicated and devoted way.

I’m a huge proponent of becoming dedicated and devoted.

The more dedicated I am to Spirit, the more I can feel Spirit’s dedication to me.

It’s always been there, but now I can really FEEL how supported I am.

Before, I was rejecting all the Love of the Universe because I didn’t feel worthy.
It’s actually a discipline we have to learn in order to let Love in.

It sometimes seems as though we don’t have what it takes to really have a powerful spiritual practice because we’ve left a long trail of broken promises that we’ve made to ourselves. I know A LOT about that.

No matter what the past has been, we can start again in this moment and the key to our success will ALWAYS be allowing Spirit to do the heavy lifting of figuring out how the healing will happen.

We don’t have to figure out HOW.
Our one job is to ALLOW.

Spirit knows the way.

Life IS Love and Love knows the way. There is that within us that knows, and we can ALLOW ourselves to be led. Let us be dedicated and devoted to the truth.

Dedication to Love not to rules, and limitation.
Devotion to being kind, generous of heart, patient, and helpful has transformed my life because it has kept my attention on Love.

I used to be angry most of the time.
I felt bitter and resentful much of the time.

I would look for things to be upset about, in order to release some of the steam that was building up inside me. I’d blast it out all over people for any reason whatsoever. I didn’t think about others, I was only hurting and needing to explode.

I felt entitled to hijack the conversation, the day, the event, the dinner, or whatever was going on. I’d hijack it with my desperation and my upset.

Ultimately, I realized, I hate myself for doing that and I have to learn to stop.

I became very determined to learn patience, kindness and generosity of heart and to practice it NO MATTER WHAT. It wasn’t easy for me. It was extremely challenging and yet, just like when you challenge your physical body to strengthen through working out really hard, you can train your mind to be stronger and more fit.

And that’s what A Course in Miracles is.
It’s a mind training system that works.
When we apply it.

Learning to apply it was challenging only because my willingness to be loving was so much weaker than my need to be right about everything. That need to be right came from weakness. Every time I acted it out, I felt even more weak. What strengthened me was choosing to be loving.

And that’s why I offer Masterful Living now – because when we do it together it’s SO much easier. I’ve reopened registration for 1 week and it’s up on Monday – then registration is closed till next year.

I decided to have 1 goal – and that goal was to simply be loving.

Let’s pray to let Spirit lead us and guide us!

We use technology to transcend time and space and deepen our spiritual practice. And that’s beautiful!

Spirit is always for us and never against us and we can learn to rely upon that and when we do, we feel carried and lifted to much higher ground. Like, MLK, we can start to see and feel the promised land and recognize that it is within us. It has been there all along!

img

Spiritualization of the Ego

Sunday, December 15th, 2019

Greetings to you from Scottsdale, Arizona. I’ve really been enjoying my time in the desert and time with my Prayer Partners for the last 22 years. It’s such a blessing when we can get together to have fun, to pray, and to share deeply and authentically – not to mention to play board games, have great food, go for hikes and enjoy the sunset.

It’s nice to have a break and some fun, because the last 7 days have been a DOOZY for many people. Old ugly patterns of thinking and feeling have been coming up into our awareness so that we could choose our healing. For many people, it was about feeling extreme self-criticism. We were talking about this in Masterful Living this week. Many felt that negative thought patterns of anxiety and self-criticism were coming up to the surface in a way that felt overwhelming. Almost like a pimple getting ready to pop.

And then came the full moon in the middle of the week, and that really turned up the inner emotional pressure on things. Did you feel it?

The energy of any full moon is one of releasing that which is no longer helpful and harvesting the learning from our experience. This week sure offered us that opportunity.

That night it took me hours to go to sleep. Fortunately, I’ve learned to take that time to pray and simply be at Peace with not sleeping.

I’ve learned that the main thing for me to focus on is blessing my brothers and sisters, knowing the truth about them, and then secondarily, to be grateful for my life and grateful that I can effectively pray – that I have an effective spiritual practice, and so I don’t have to feel worried or afraid and it doesn’t matter whether I sleep or not.

Prayer is restorative even when I’m praying for others.

Why?

Because when I know the truth for anyone, I know the truth for everyone, and that includes me because there is only one. There is only everyone. If I pray for one person, all are included because we’re one, united and inseparable. My prayer for my Self is a prayer for you and vice versa.

Isn’t that beautiful?

I enjoy praying, and I have so many people to pray for, that being in prayer is a sweet way to invest the time when sleep doesn’t come. Although I wasn’t sleeping, I was prayerfully resting which is SO restorative and I woke up feeling refreshed, even though I had much less sleep.

Holiday times can be painfully stressful. During these pressured days, old unhealed emotional and mental patterns come up for healing almost daily. And don’t we know it!! We can have healing if we choose it.

When we partner UP with our Higher Holy Spirit Self and strengthen our spiritual practice we’ll have healing.

When we complain, we’ll feel the pain.

This is true for all of us.

Why sabotage ourselves by self-inflicting pain when we have so much to gain?

Let us turn every painful moment into a transformational healing experience by choosing to deepen our practice of choosing Love and Partnering UP.

An effective spiritual practice has transformed my life. I invested a lot of energy chasing spiritual information and stuffing my intellect with it – that has not helped me at all, not one little bit of it.

Instead, I distracted my self by pursuing spiritual information rather than spiritual insight. I distracted myself by training to be more perfect instead of recognizing my inherent perfection.

I’m so glad I finally came to my senses and focused on cultivating a spiritual practice that would help me to liberate from the intellect and free my mind from distractions.

All through the holidays, we get to choose Heaven or hell with each choice we make. If you find the holidays difficult, if you struggle with old family patterns, if you’re feeling you’d like to really have a breakthrough then you might find my F* Me Here Come the Holidays free class helpful. (The “F” is for forgiveness.)

You can sign up now for this free class offering this week.

When there are healing opportunities available to us and we don’t choose them, and instead repeat the past, we begin to feel discouraged and downtrodden but we may not know why.

When our Spirit is working so intently to support us in having the breakthroughs we desire, and we choose to ignore them or let them pass us by, it eats away at our self-esteem. Even if we don’t even consciously know it. And that causes more issues.

So, let’s choose healing and not delay another day.

Let’s stop spiritualizing the ego.

Extending Love is healing.

Reading books is not healing.

Not that reading books is bad – not at all – but it’s not enough.

Forgiveness is healing.

Choosing Love is healing.

Choosing patience, kindness, generosity of heart, and willingness is healing.

A Course in Miracles is crystal clear about how we bring on our healing breakthrough to live a happy and harmonious life. Still, many people study ACIM and other spiritual teachings without actually applying the teachings and so they don’t receive the healing benefits.

Information isn’t healing.

Spiritual practice is healing.

If you’d like to have a powerful, healing and transformative spiritual practice that TRULY helps you to undo the past, release attachments and dissolve the patterns of pain, consider joining me in Masterful Living Course 2020. We’ve got a lot to offer!

Follow your intuition – let yourself be guided by Spirit to join us or not.
Let’s all make the most of the holiday healing that is available to us and grab all the healing we can! Enough with hell! Let’s choose Heaven today!

Every day I offer “My Shot of Spiritual Espresso”. I write spiritual inspiration and record a prayer for our healing. Prayer is a power tool for our liberation. Pray with me today. The Prayer for Today is for Spiritual Transformation. We use technology to transcend time and space and deepen our spiritual practice and connect with each other. Our spiritual practice is our path of liberation. And that’s beautiful to share!

I am grateful for this path we’re on and our ability to take the next healing step upon it!

Are you unsure about whether my yearlong Masterful Living 2020 is right for you right now? You can book an Exploratory Call with one of the Spiritual Counselors and let them answer all your questions. Click here now to book an Exploratory Call. If you’re going to join us next year in the Masterful Living Course 2020, I encourage you to register early. Make the commitment to yourself NOW and you’ll have so much to look forward to – including tremendous healing and transformation! Give yourself this gift and you’ll be amazed at how your connection with Spirit will bloom!

I’m loving the sunset views of Camelback Mountain!

FREE CLASSES THIS WEEK: GOT FORGIVENESS?

How about a free forgiveness workshop?
If you missed my class Forgive Me, Here Come the Holidays? We’re doing free LIVE replays coming up in the next week. This is my gift to you, come and join us!

img

The Treasure is in Our Heart

Saturday, November 30th, 2019

This world is one where truth seems like a lie and a lie seems like the truth. Example: We, who are perfect, believe that we’re less than perfect.

Or how about this: We who are One with our Creator and can bring forth magnificence into existence, believe that we’re lacking.

Pause for a moment and consider this: are you looking for something, ANYTHING, in the world to make you feel better?

Do you believe that if things in the world were different that you’d feel better about yourself?

If so, you’re like most people – and the good news is you can shift that and actually feel better about your life! How crazy is it that eliminating looking for things in the world to improve our lives can actually improve our life? Crazy!

The Kingdom of Heaven is within each one of us. If we’re looking to find it somewhere outside of our own heart, then we will never, ever even catch a glimpse. Many people are still seeking outside of themselves, thinking that what they deeply want, need, and desire is somewhere in the world. They believe if they look long and hard enough, they might find it. They believe that if they work hard enough, they will be able to manifest it or attract it. They believe that if they’re lucky, someone will give it to them.

All of that seeking is an illusion.

The Kingdom is within us, and to look elsewhere is to go on a fool’s errand. Deep down, we all know this. That’s why so many despair. They are afraid to look within. And yet, that’s where Heaven can be found.

That’s where our treasure truly is.

Why would someone be afraid to look for the Kingdom in the one and only place it can be found? Well, if we’re thinking of ourselves as not good enough, if we’re thinking that inside of us is something ugly and unworthy, if we feel we’re filled to the brim with guilt, blame, and shame – then we probably won’t feel excited about looking within.

Instead, we’ll fear what we might find. Better not to look within and simply continue to seek in vain. Many believe the suffering of NOT finding is less than the suffering of discovering just how ugly your own heart is and don’t even know it. This is the thought that keeps so many from discovering the amazing riches of the Kingdom.

“Remember that where your heart is, there is your treasure also.” A Course in Miracles

The Truth: Amazing riches are ours already – the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow is pre-installed!

Let’s look within so we can find the treasure where it actually is!

31 Days to January 1st – I share what I learned that shifted me out of my habits of spinning around in the same repeating upsets in my Masterful Living Course 2020. Registration is open NOW. I encourage you to commit now so that you have that to look forward to. At no charge, you can also book an Exploratory Call to speak with one of the Spiritual Counselors who has already done the program and they can help you be clear if this is right for you right now.

Click here now to book a free Exploratory Call about Masterful Living 2020.

NEW Class in December: Undoing Unworthiness! Stop Self-Attack NOW! A belief in unworthiness and a habit of self-attack undermines your happiness every moment of every day.

With the work we’ll do in this class, you can end your year feeling spiritually successful and start your new year ready to have the best year ever. This is the perfect time to do this. Click here now to learn more.

A 3-part live video online class to support you in having a breakthrough and learning the REAL benefits of life when you feel worthy of Love, Abundance and ALL the good life has to offer.

What could be more important than your happiness?

img

Transforming A Belief in Lack

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

I didn’t realize it, but I was preventing myself from having healthy Self-esteem. I was actively ignoring the warning signs from Spirit and I was degrading my own sense of well-being and worthiness. And, to a large degree, I didn’t recognize the effects of the choices I was making. In a sense, I was “my own worst enemy.”

When I gave myself permission to attack others, to judge and criticize them, to blame and shame them, I didn’t realize it but I was preventing myself from having healthy Self-esteem.

Because we share the same mind and we can’t really hide our thoughts from anyone, it was as though I was covering myself with garbage and thinking no one would notice.

Things began to change for me when I realized what A Course in Miracles means when it says “there are no private thoughts.”

Once I was willing to actually accept that the One Mind is a fact and that we all share and have access to the One and only Mind of God, I began to choose different thoughts.

I became aware that every negative thought I had was a form of pollution I was sharing with all of life. My personal negativity, even if it seemed as though I was keeping it to myself, was like toxic waste poured into the collective drinking supply.

Similarly, every loving thought brings a healing benefit to all.
To have, give all to all.
Give Love, give patience, give compassion.

When there is shame and self-judgment, the way out of that icky sticky thought pattern is through forgiveness.

We must forgive ourselves for believing something false about ourselves it is the ONLY way to move out of the lack of Self-Love.

That lack of Self-Love is an illusion generated by our pouring our energy and awareness into thoughts about ourselves and others that are blatantly false.

When we believe in lack, we experience lack.

When I saw even a glimpse of the power of my thought, I made the commitment to focus on changing my mind.

I set the goal of cultivating an awareness of my thoughts and beliefs. I decided to be truly mindful. It felt like a burden in the beginning. It felt overwhelming to realize how focused on negativity I was. I decided to actively replace the negativity with loving thoughts and actions. But as I began to take out the trash from my mind and let Spirit heal it back to the root cause, there was less trash in my mind and I began to noticeably feel better about myself right away.

I saw that every time I chose a loving thought, I actually felt better about myself. That was tangible and it felt miraculous. I was so grateful that I could start to feel that I was being truly helpful instead of feeling like I was a monster.

I decided to focus on being aware of shame thoughts so that I could eliminate them. I was so grateful I could eliminate thinking that was designed to keep me feeling bad about myself. I was ashamed of playing small and living in limitation. Shame comes directly from believing limited thoughts that aren’t true.

You cannot feel ashamed unless you believe a lie.
Shame drags our Self-Esteem to the ground.

We’re taught to feel ashamed of our thoughts and our desires. The idea is that if we’re ashamed then we won’t act upon it – but we all know it’s not true. Consider all of us who just hide what we’re thinking and feeling.

We’re taught to feel ashamed about how we look and how we feel. We can change our minds about these things. We can recognize that just because we have a thought doesn’t mean we are “shame-full”.

In my experience as a Spiritual Counselor for 17 years, many people have told me the things they’re most ashamed of, and through the sharing of it with me they’ve been able to relinquish the shame they felt. Bringing things to the Light is deeply healing when it’s done with someone who can be 100% compassionate and loving – and we can give ourselves this gift of Love if there’s no person who can support us.

Shame has no value to our Spirit, which is ever expansive and unprecedented – only the ego values living in lack and limitation. Being supportive and loving has value and keeps us in the flow of Love, which unites us with healing, Prosperity, and God’s Infinite Goodness. The more loving we are, the less shame we feel, the more Self-esteem we have.

The beginning of a transformation for me came in being willing to be aware of ALL my thoughts. I began to replace the attack thoughts with thoughts that extended Love. And lo and behold, I began to self-medicate less and less because I was more and more willing to be aware of my thoughts because they were more and more loving.

I was building my Self-esteem in two ways:
I was decreasing my shame by reducing my negativity.
The less negativity I had, the less interested I was in self-medicating.
The less self-medicating I did, the better I felt about myself.

Shame is a cycle.

I would get triggered with low self-esteem thoughts and then I’d engage in self-medication (low self-esteem behavior), and that would give me something to feel ashamed about and then I’d want to self-medicate to forget about how I felt. The cycle would repeat, and it felt like a whirlpool pulling me in.

Choosing loving thoughts changes the direction of the whirlpool. What I found was that I began to spiral up, and feeling better and better about myself I was inspired and motivated to keep going and increasing my awareness.

I began to build on my success, and I feel as though I climbed out of a very intense whirlpool. I was more than willing – I had a great desire to change my life, and I let Spirit show me the way. It worked and it continues to work, and this is precisely why I teach my classes the way that I do. I know the benefit of doing this work, and I know how hard it is to do it on my own.

img

Surviving Intense Times with Grace

Sunday, October 20th, 2019

What I am noticing is that the time of healing is getting increasingly intense for all of us.  People are melting down and flipping out.  

For those who are fully committed to being loving and compassionate, it does get easier and easier. Still, there’s not one of us that isn’t being energetically pushed to give up the habits, beliefs, and patterns that keep us playing small.

In my own experience, I noticed a pattern that repeated itself for many years until I finally broke out of it.

My pattern was this:

I would get triggered by something. Something would happen that felt like it was wrong and bad. It felt like a betrayal or a loss. I would start to ruminate on it, building my case like a lawyer gathering evidence for the dark side of my personality. I call it making “resentment stew.”

I would continue to stir that pot and eat from it, day after day, strengthening my case to argue about the unfairness, the blame, and my resentment. It was as though I was constantly arguing my case before God, looking for God to make me right and to make THINGS in my life right.

It took me A VERY LONG TIME – many, many years, to realize that the daily consumption of “resentment stew” was driving a whole sequence of things – it was part of a very intense pattern.

Here’s what I learned:

The making of the “resentment stew” would lower my vibration, which made me unable to see many good things that were available to me. I literally couldn’t see them or receive them because I wasn’t a vibrational match for them. Instead, I became a vibrational match for things I DID NOT want happening in my life.

My choice to ruminate on what I didn’t like and didn’t want just brought more of it into my life, because like attracts like.

Then I would find myself withdrawing into isolation and self-medication in order to drown out how I was feeling and, of course, lowered my vibration even more. It gained me even more time to ruminate on what I didn’t like and weave the web of attachment to upset.

There were times in that stuck place of self-medicating that I would literally think “This is all I have. This momentary distraction and fake pleasure of self-medication, the numbing of my mind and senses.” It was the only thing I was “enjoying.” I lost track of what real enjoyment, pleasure, and happiness were. My whole perspective got skewed and twisted.

I knew it was self-sabotage. I hated myself for it. I felt compelled and addicted. AND, because of focusing so much on resentment and revenge, I didn’t have the strength to lift myself out of it. My negativity made me weak. Like Superman and kryptonite – our resentments and judgments make us weak.

It is a dangerous and slippery slope.

It felt like I was caught in a whirlpool that was pulling me down, further and further. I wanted so much to live a spiritual life – to get God’s Seal of Approval and goodness, and it would seem further and further away.

The pull of the negative pattern was SO STRONG.

I remember thinking this thought “When I die from being stuck in this pattern, they should write on my gravestone – ‘She tried, she really tried, but she just couldn’t do it – the pull was too strong.'”

I couldn’t see the pattern until I was willing to take responsibility for it. I had to stop blaming others for how I felt and where I was in my experience. When I finally became honestly willing to commit to giving up my attack thoughts – the judgments and opinions, and all the attachments to the meaning I made of things, my interpretations and what I thought was right and wrong – that’s when things changed for me.

Because of my willingness to look for loving thoughts and to stop energizing the unloving thoughts, I learned that true gratitude raises my vibration very quickly. It was a relief to be grateful and raise my vibration! 

I learned to be grateful for everything and to practice it as part of my spiritual practice ALL DAY LONG. I began to trade the constant judging attack thoughts for being truly grateful, and that led me to see that I am the one who is responsible for everything in my life.

I learned that everything serves a good and holy purpose in my life – everything. And, I learned to accept that fact with gratitude, even when it didn’t make any sense for me. And I learned to ask for help from the I AM Presence – the Higher Holy Self.

I realized I was never upset for the reason I thought, and I was always upset when I didn’t take responsibility and didn’t choose gratitude. It was pretty simple, really. Phew! I started to see some light at the end of this birthing tunnel.

Gratitude raises us up so we can see and hear and feel and know more clearly the truth that sets us free.

The most challenging and torturous situations in my life became a Godsend. Literally. I couldn’t see that until I was willing to see it. (This is why I say: You gotta wanna.) The intensity of my challenges gave me the PRESSURE COOKER to be vigilant and change my mind 1000 times a day. 

I began to be grateful for everything, even when it felt like my heart was breaking and my mind was at war with itself. That pressure cooked me, and I began to live a miraculous life — because of my willingness.

In the last 19 years of counseling, teaching classes and workshops, and leading retreats, I’ve experienced a lot of miraculous healing and I’ve witnessed a lot of miraculous healing. My offerings are about doing the work – rolling up your spiritual sleeves and getting to it – in the community – with like-minded souls who also have some degree of willingness.

Together we wipe away the shame, reluctance, resistance, self-hatred, and the stains of all the mistakes of the past. A lot of the time it’s not easy. It requires attention and willingness. It rocks our world. And, it does bring a miraculous life – a life of miracles, unfolding Joy and Beauty. It’s a fact.

Sometimes the 3-D world of form seems so intense. I call it density, because that’s how it feels when we’re stuck in the muck and mire. What we don’t know is that the density becomes so intense to get us in order to squeeze us to finally make a decision to do things differently. It’s like the pressure that is put on a piece of coal to reveal the diamond that is possible. It’s like a birthing.

Birthing is never easy, never pretty. It’s always quite messy. There’s screaming and crying and pain.

We all have a diamond heart we’re giving birth to. We can discover it willingly and gratefully or with tremendous pressure, or we can give up and come back later. It’s up to us. It’s our choice. This world is about choice.

Rev. Michael Beckwith introduced me – spiritually – to the wonderful Christian Mystic, Dr. Howard Thurman whose writings have been an inspiration to me. I share this with you now as an offering of inspiration to remember you are true diamond heart nature:

The Moments of High Resolve

“Despite the dullness and barrenness of the days that pass, if I search with due diligence, I can always find a deposit left by some former radiance. But I had forgotten. At the time it was full-orbed, glorious, and resplendent. I was sure that I would never forget. In the moment of it’s fullness, I was sure that it would illumine my path for all the rest of my journey. I had forgotten how easy it is to forget.

“There was no intent to betray what seemed so sure at the time. My response was whole, clean, authentic. But little-by-little, there crept into my life the dust and grit of the journey. Details, lower-level demands, all kinds of crosscurrents – nothing momentous, nothing overwhelming, nothing flagrant – just wear and tear. If there had been some direct challenge, a clear-cut issue, I would have fought it to the end and beyond.

“In the quietness of this place, surrounded by the all-pervading presence of God, my heart whispers: Keep fresh before me the moments of my High Resolve, that in fair weather or in foul, in good times or in tempests, in the days when the darkness and the foe are nameless or familiar, I may not forget that to which my life is committed.”

Keep fresh before me the moments of my high resolve. ~ Dr. Howard Thurman

In this time of birthing, don’t give up. Keep fresh before you the moments of your high resolve. Call upon the Higher Holy Self to lead the way and bring the Light. Find like-minded souls to go through the journey with. Give yourself extra support, tenderness, and care. Begin to speak to yourself with words of Love, “Darling, you can do it, you ARE doing it. Sweetheart, you have what it takes. Everything is for you and nothing is against you. You already are perfect Love.”

Now is our time, now is your time. You DO have what it takes – it’s pre-installed and cannot be damaged or removed. The Kingdom is within, seek first the Kingdom and ALL else will be added unto you. A little gratitude and willingness will turn the tide today. It always does.

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.  We use technology to transcend time and space and deepen our spiritual practice and connect with each other.  Our spiritual practice is our path of liberation.  And that’s beautiful to share!

We’re all on a journey of expanding awareness, and there’s so much help for us in the invisible.  We’re never alone.  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’re answering our call to BE the Love.  YES!  

img

Self-Defense is Attack

Monday, October 7th, 2019

One mental habit that takes up a LOT of time and energy is defending ourselves. Here’s an example from an experience I witnessed years ago:

Someone says: I wish there was coffee. I’d really love a cup right now.

Defender: You never said you were going to want coffee, so I didn’t prepare for that. If you had let me know you were going to want coffee I could have gotten it for you. All you had to do is let me know, but you never said anything about coffee, even though we talked about what we’d do today three times. You never once brought it up. So, I had no way of knowing. You never said anything to me about coffee.

Someone: Right, I get it. You didn’t make any mistakes. I never thought about it until right now. It was just a thought “It would be nice to have coffee now.” It’s not a big deal. I don’t need any coffee.

Defender: It’s not my fault there’s no coffee. You never mentioned that you might want coffee. I had no idea that you might want coffee. If I’d known, I could have prepared. I would have been happy to get you some coffee and have it ready for you if I’d known, but you never said anything.

Someone: It’s cool. Not a problem. You didn’t do anything wrong.

Defender: But if you’d just told me, you could have had what you wanted. I could have done that for you. I just had no way to know because you never said anything.

Someone: I get it. Can we please stop talking about this now?

Many of us have some version of this defensive habit.

It’s another way that we can recognize that we have a deep-seated belief that we’re bad, wrong, not enough, too much, unlovable, unworthy and it’s all a big hoax.

All of that mental gymnastics takes a lot of energy and it’s wearisome to everyone involved. How do we get out of the pattern?

Here’s what I did: I simply started to notice it and to notice that when I was defending myself I didn’t feel good. My Peace felt temporarily gone. I learned to stop mid-sentence and do a u-turn.

Instead of defending myself, I started to simply take 100% responsibility for everything that was happening and eliminate all blame.

I have found that taking 100% responsibility without any blame eases my pain, and that’s a worthwhile gain!

Try it and see for yourself!

Are you SO ready to give up the self-attack and self-defense patterns? True and lasting healing is available to us when we stop blocking the flow with regrets and resentments. If you’re interested in help with that, check out my Finding Freedom Spiritual Boot camp class which starts on Thursday, October 10.

Last Chance for Worthiness Workshop!
TODAY and Wednesday this week.

When we don’t feel connected to Spirit and supported by Spirit, or even when we fear God, it’s most likely a result of feeling unworthy. If you suspect that worthiness is your issue, then you might consider receiving my gift. My “Worthiness” Workshop this past weekend was such a hit that I’m offering it again this week. Register to get my worksheet and fill it out. I’ll let you know when the next workshop is!

There’s no cost, but you do have to register. Click here to register now.

Worthiness Workshop

This workshop is for people who are interested in making a change. When you register, I’ll send you a link to download the worksheet that you’ll need to set aside some time to fill out and bring to the workshop to be able to get the benefits. Let’s do this healing together and not put it off any longer!

img

Transform Hate to Love

Thursday, August 29th, 2019

WOWZER! What excellent proof of our thoughts becoming our experiences. A recent study by scholars from the University of North Texas has shown that “Counties that had hosted a 2016 Trump campaign rally saw a 226% increase in reported hate crimes over comparable counties that did not host such a rally.”

Fortunately, Love is powerful and hate is not.

Love is everything and hate is nothing.

Love lifts us all and hate only pulls down those who subscribe. Those who are loving are invulnerable to the call of hatred.

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “Hate begets hate; violence begets violence; toughness begets a greater toughness. We must meet the forces of hate with the power of love… Our aim must never be to defeat or humiliate the white man, but to win his friendship and understanding.”

King understood the power of Love.

John F. Kennedy was demonstrating wise leadership when he said, “Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.

Let us hold in our hearts the teachings of A Course in Miracles: “Seek not to change the world but to change your mind about the world.”

Let the revolution begin in our mind and spread everywhere – after all, we share the same mind! The revolution is ON!

Each day offers us the perfect opportunity to take demonstrative loving action and transform the mind of those who are caught in a web of hate. Because we share the same mind, our loving and generous thoughts of compassion will help them to come back into their right mind. This is the power of Love.

As King said, said, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”

Anyone and everyone can be a bringer of Light. It’s a decision we make. We are the Light, and therefor miracles are natural. Our awakening is inevitable. Let’s commit to supporting our brothers and sisters by seeing their innocence and knowing that there is that within them that only knows the power of Love. Our willingness to see them correctly helps them to be redeemed into their loving heart.

After all, this is what we would wish someone to do for us if we were lost in an attachment of hatred. Right?

How will you extend compassion and Love to those who have the appearance of hatred? Let’s be real and tangible here. Please share in the comments below. Thank you!

img