Archive for the ‘Trust’ Category

Developing Trust

Saturday, October 24th, 2020

For me personally, one of the most valuable sections in A Course in Miracles is Manual for Teachers, Chapter IV, section A.  Development of Trust.

It’s really worth studying and I tell everyone in Masterful Living to read it every day for a week and then once a week thereafter.  

This section maps out our journey in consciousness, and I find it helpful to see that there is a map – and that we’re not experiencing random acts of insanity.  There is a higher plan, and it’s WORKING.

Fundamentally, this section tells us that if we’re making false idols of things in our life, that are distracting us from the life we’re meant to live, and detouring us from our awakening, things may be taken away from us, only so that we can realize they had no real value and they were, in fact, a delay in our happiness.

Of course, it takes great willingness to realize that the job we wanted so badly, and finally got, was actually not the best job for us and would never make us happy, therefore being fired from it is a GOOD thing.  I had that experience.

It takes great willingness to see that anything we love so much might, in fact, be misleading us and preventing from a much greater Love.  

This is a world of tricks and deception, smoke and mirrors, distractions and insanity, seeking and not finding.  And, we can be determined to find our way through by listening to the one voice of the Higher Holy Spirit Self, AND, most importantly, not making our own decisions.

Let’s turn all important decisions over to the Higher Holy Spirit Self and allow ourselves to be led and guided!

We’ve got heaven as our destination and there’s that within us that does know the way!

If having a great trust and faith is something you’re interested in, you may wish to join me in Masterful Living 2021.

That’s a big focus of our program and one of it’s greatest benefits.

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

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No More Tolerating Hate Speech

Friday, October 16th, 2020

Yesterday, I saw a headline that startled me and so I posted the link to the article with the picture

And I asked this question:

“I’m curious, do you think she would feel like HER workplace was hostile if someone used the word that begins with c and rhymes with runt? Just wondering … what are your thoughts?”

The comments quickly became political, which is not what I had been hoping for. And so, I spoke up in the comments and then I revised my post all together and said this (with a couple of additional edits):

To me, this is not about politics and it’s not about this 1 person’s statement, opinion or perception: If I were a black person and someone used the N word in my work environment, I would not feel safe.

Heck, I’ll be honest you, as a white person, I wouldn’t feel safe if someone started using the N word – I would, of course, use my awareness as a spiritual student to bring Love and compassion to bring forth the wisdom of the Holy Spirit.

AND, if I didn’t have that ability, if it were me 30 years ago, I, FOR SURE would feel threatened and not safe with people using racial slurs. Because of how I was raised, I would endeavor to help the people who were using those words to raise their awareness – but that doesn’t mean it would be safe or comfortable for me.

If someone used the C*nt word in my environment I would not feel safe. I’ve had that happen and I didn’t feel safe. If people use derogatory, racial, sexual slurs around me I am not feeling myself to be in a safe environment. BECAUSE IT’S NOT SAFE. It’s not safe for ANYONE.

When people are derogatory and sarcastic, and using words that are attack words, it is an unsafe environment for EVERYONE.

If someone attacks ANYONE, they attack EVERYONE. All is one.

There’s nothing political about my bringing this up. This is about the SOCIETY and CULTURE in which we live. This is about what we find acceptable and unacceptable.

Right now, I live in Vermont, where it is 99% white people. And there are BLACK LIVES MATTER signs everywhere. There have been regular BLM demonstrations here in the town square, week after week, with ONLY white people.

This is about realizing that hateful words cause a disturbance that is NOT TO BE TRIVIALIZED.

If you were the only Jew in the room and people started using words that are derogatory ONLY about Jews, you would feel threatened and disrespected. Of course, you would.

My point is not about politics. Take the woman’s photo off this headline, her name and her opinion and just see this:

Using The N-Word at Work Doesn’t Make A Workplace “Hostile”

I’m interested in cultivating a society and community that values loving sensitivity and absolutely NO MORE TOLERANCE OF HATE SPEECH.

We must change our minds about tolerating this kind of talk in our culture. NOW.

We don’t attack the ones who use hate speech because clearly, they are already feeling attacked and threatened or they would be speaking differently. They would be living from their loving heart if THEY felt safe.

The only way that we can ALL feel safe is if we care for each other and stop attacking, and tolerating attack.

>The attacker ALWAYS feels attacked.
>The judger ALWAYS feels judged.
>The lover ALWAYS feels beloved.

Why? Because it’s EMANATING from them.

Let’s teach ONLY Love for that IS what we ALL are.

No more tolerance of hate speech.

When we hear something, see something, let’s say something – and let it be kind, from our heart. WE CAN DO THIS!

It is ours to do!
I love you!

Please feel free to comment below – and/or comment on my Facebook post here: https://www.facebook.com/jennifer.hadley.9066/

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Cultivating My Neutral Mind

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

When we place our faith in anything other than God’s Love for us, we’ll be upset. That’s how life works.

It’s so tempting to put our trust into our own ability to judge what’s happening in the world as good or bad – but how can we really know unless we can see the cause and effect of EVERYTHING.

It was a breakthrough for me to realize that my inability to see through all directions of time and space meant it was impossible for me to really know what anything is for – and therefore I cannot know that it’s not good.

I cannot judge it good or bad at all, and actually know that I’m correct.

I used to have so many pronouncements about what is good and bad, without actually knowing and I caused myself a great deal of pain that way. That’s why I was so relieved to realize I could change that habit and stop trying to figure out if everything was good or bad and what its purpose was.

Instead, I could simply trust. Yay, God!

Right now, with all that’s happening in the world, it’s more important than ever not to judge.

Let us remember that A Course in Miracles tells us everything is actually neutral.
“To learn this course requires willingness to question every value that you hold. Not one can be kept hidden and obscure but it will jeopardize your learning. No belief is neutral. Every one has the power to dictate each decision you make. For a decision is a conclusion based on everything that you believe.” A Course in Miracles, T-24.in.2.

Our beliefs are the basis of our thoughts which are the basis of our feelings. This is why we work at the level of the mind to relinquish our attachments to the beliefs that are false and that works – it works to release the cause of suffering and to expand our Peace and happiness. It works.

Will you join me and together we’ll surrender the thoughts that upset us so. What a blessing that we can do this. We have what it takes. Holy Spirit is our trainer and we are getting in shape!

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Releasing the Pain of the Past

Monday, October 12th, 2020

I used to have memories of things I’d said and done that would make me cringe at the remembrance of them. It was an awful feeling. A mix of shame and regret. These memories would come over me and I’d literally shudder to think of them.

Self-forgiveness freed me from all of that.

Self-forgiveness gave me humility and common sense.

Self-forgiveness gave me the freedom to no longer beat myself up from the past.

Most people I know have strong regrets, some people are tortured by them and I pray they find self-forgiveness.

One of the most beautiful things to know about self-forgiveness is that when we truly release the judgments of the past, we will likely barely think of those past errors again as there’s simply no need to.

The past is resolved and the attachment or judgment of the past is dissolved.

We are free.

My life of mistakes, short comings, obnoxious and belligerent behavior and outbursts, and a million missed opportunities to extend

Love has taught me to take responsibility for my choices and actions.

To learn from them and share what I learn.

No blame.
No shame.

As Thich Nhat Hath says, blaming never helps.

Everyone I know makes errors.

Life is a constant stream of tactical errors, missteps, freak outs, meltdowns and mayhem, and yet, we can rise above the battleground with self-forgiveness. We can remember to laugh. We can remember to have compassion. We can set ourselves free with admitting the truth, and having the humility to take responsibility for our choices and their effects.

One thing that helps me is the last paragraph at the end of Chapter V, the text of A Course in Miracles – this one paragraph is a complete life-changer:

“Decision cannot be difficult. This is obvious, if you realize that you must already have decided not to be wholly joyous if that is how you feel. Therefore, the first step in the undoing is to recognize that you actively decided wrongly, but can as actively decide otherwise. Be very firm with yourself in this, and keep yourself fully aware that the undoing process, which does not come from you, is nevertheless within you because God placed it there. Your part is merely to return your thinking to the point at which the error was made, and give it over to the Atonement in peace. Say this to yourself as sincerely as you can, remembering that the Holy Spirit will respond fully to your slightest invitation: I must have decided wrongly, because I am not at peace. I made the decision myself, but I can also decide otherwise. I want to decide otherwise, because I want to be at peace. I do not feel guilty, because the Holy Spirit will undo all the consequences of my wrong decision if I will let Him. I choose to let Him, by allowing Him to decide for God for me.” T-5.VII.6.

Let’s give all the consequences to the Holy Spirit for healing and move the heck on in gratitude for the gift of God’s unerring grace! Are you willing? That’s all that’s required!

TODAY, if you’d like to get support and do some speed healing work, consider joining me in my Finding Freedom From Fear Spiritual Bootcamp with ACIM Principles. We begin TODAY, Monday, October 12th and our focus is on forgiveness in order to eliminate fear and the patterns of fear.

Trust your intuition! If it’s right for you right now, you’ll know.

If you’re SO ready to have a major healing in your relationships, you might like my Finding Freedom From Fear, spiritual bootcamp class with ACIM principles. We start tomorrow 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!

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.

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Spirit’s Guidance Can Be Trusted

Friday, October 9th, 2020

As I write this, I just finished offering my 7 Simple Steps to Interrupt Patterns of Fear free class (I’m offering the last one tomorrow, Saturday). I feel so uplifted and grateful. When I’m sharing in this class, I’m remembering the things I went through and how I got to where I am now. What an amazing journey it has been.

One of the things I’m most grateful for in my life is something that Melissa shared in the class – she’s grateful that she has learned to pray an effective form of prayer. That the practices we do in the classes actually work.

We can prove that Spirit is at work in our lives.

I’ve been so resistant and reluctant to follow Spirit’s guidance in my life – to breakthrough to a great willingness has been extraordinary. I never thought it was possible for me – until it was.

I say, give any and all concerns you have completely over to Spirit and let Spirit do it. Take your hands off it and trust, trust, trust.

I was forced to trust or collapse and I decided to trust Spirit.

I thank GOD for that. I thank GOD for the challenges that forced me to try the path of trusting Spirit instead of trusting in my own ability to figure out how to solve the problem. Phew!

Spirit knows the mindset that created the problem cannot offer a solution.

We must trust to have a breakthrough.

If you’re ready to learn this level of trust that is so life-changing – join my Spiritual Bootcamp class – Finding Freedom From Fear – we start on Monday.

TOMORROW 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.

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Saving Time by Tuning In

Wednesday, August 5th, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Trusting Intuition

Tuesday, August 4th, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

In the process I discovered the inner guru was real.  

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

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

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

Life without it would be unbearable.

Intuition is that still small voice without opinion or judgment.

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

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

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

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Doubt Out!

Saturday, July 18th, 2020

There’s a real difference between going with your intuition vs going with your heart.  At least I’ve come to realize there’s a difference for me.

When people talk about going with their heart, vs their head, I don’t think they’re talking about their intuition.  I think they’re talking about going with what they “want.”  

Here’s an example:  

Someone really wants to have a new car.  They’d like a new Leaf Electric Car.  That’s what they want.  Feeling how that feels – it feels very different from feeling inspired to get the Leaf car.  Or feeling led and guided.  And that’s SO different from feeling like “I’ve done the math, and looked at all the pros and cons and decided upon a Leaf.”

There’s the reasoned opinion of what is best.

Then there’s what someone actually feels like they want.

And then there’s the intuitive choice.

Each one of those three feels VERY different to me.

I’ve learned that the path of least resistance is the path of intuition and inspiration.

When I’m choosing from the place of wanting, needing, and craving there will be lots of doubt.

When I’m choosing from the place of analyzing the data, I will also doubt.

I don’t like to doubt myself or my decisions, so that’s why I’ve learned to go with trusting Spirit.

Well, then, you might say, how do you know that you’re getting intuition, inspiration and guidance from Spirit?  How can you trust that.

It’s a vibrational thing.

I feel the vibrational match of inspiration.

We can learn the difference between ego wanting and needing, vs Spirit guiding and leading.

Our willingness to know the difference and to be led and guided by Spirit when we really feel like we’d prefer something different, that’s the willingness I’m talking about.

Life can feel so tricky when we’re not relying up on Spirit’s inspiration and guidance.

I wouldn’t wish to go back to living with all that doubt.

It’s one of the reasons I teach the classes I do – so people can learn the secure life of Spirit – and get rid of the doubt.  

Let’s get the doubt out!

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Train In the Distance

Friday, July 17th, 2020

I’m in Vermont and enjoying the sounds of the countryside here in the Green Mountains near the Sunray Peace Village where I’ve been coming since 2006. I just LOVE the sounds of the birds. They lift me up all day long.

When I’m in Maine, on Deer Isle, in the summer one of the great sounds I dearly love is the sound of the foghorn in the distance. It’s faint, and so you don’t hear it all the time. The wind has to be right. It’s odd to really love the sound of the foghorn – after all, it’s a warning signal.

What I love is that it reminds me that I’m in a place I dearly love. I’ve been hearing it since 1986 and it feels like home to me. I love to sit on the porch and just listen to the birds and the foghorn. Maybe the waves lapping at the rocks if the tide is high. The call of the Osprey.

I love the sound of Paul Simon’s music and he wrote a song called Train In the Distance that is absolutely gorgeous. In the lyric of that beautiful song he says

“Everybody loves the sound of a train in the distance
Everybody thinks it’s true.”

It’s a clever lyric. I do think everyone loves the sound of a train in the distance. It makes sense to me.

When I think of the sound of a train in the distance it instantly transports me to my childhood and summer nights at my grandparents’ house in Bowling Green, Ohio. It’s a hot summer night with the windows open. Crickets and the train whistle in the distance. Feels like summer time, family love, hot nights, vacation time.

Everybody loves the sound of a train in the distance. Everybody thinks it’s true. I think that Paul Simon means that we hear the sound of something good coming, and we believe in it, we believe it’s real and true.

At the end of the song he says, “the thought that life could be better is woven indelibly into our hearts and our brains.”

The train in the distance is symbolic of that belief that life could be better.

Yes, I get it. I can agree with it.

Life can be better.
This is written in our heart.
And we are reaching for it, are we not?

Can we ever be satisfied with anything less than our awakened self?
I don’t think so. Why would we when we don’t have to be?
We’re going home, to the Real world and our true identity in Spirit.

The still small voice reminds us every day that we can choose higher. No shame if we don’t, but what a reward when we do!

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Trust As A Skill

Wednesday, July 15th, 2020

We all have challenges going on in our life that we’d rather not look at. We want to hide and run from them. I was talking a bit about this in my podcast yesterday. Many times, we choose to avoid looking at them because they’re overwhelming to us. It’s not that we’re completely unwilling to examine what’s going on, we’re just overwhelmed. It’s too much for us to handle. We don’t have the inner resources.

Sometimes it can feel that we simply don’t have the energy, the mental or emotional bandwidth, the time to look at something and so we just keep pushing it to the sideline. What then begins to happen is that tension begins to build.

Some people have a habit of denying, delaying and procrastinating until there’s so much tension they HAVE to do something.

Sometimes we treat our life like one of those rubber-band airplanes that you wind up tighter and tighter until we have enough tension to fly.

What I’ve learned is that if I wait until there’s an intense pressure before I make a move, then I’m creating stress that may not be necessary.

We’re developing the spiritual maturity to address things directly and without delay. It makes life easier, cleaner, neater and dramatically eases tension.

Being Self-loving is healing. We often look outside ourselves for all kinds of healing solutions to physical, emotional, mental, financial, relationship and many other kinds of issues, but the solution is often to be kind and loving to ourselves.

When we’re Self-loving, then we naturally open to divinely inspired solutions to our challenges and we don’t have to have lots of simmering pots on the back burners. We don’t have to create an unbearable tension in order to choose to fly, we can steadily and devotedly Love ourselves free of lack, attack and limitation and then life gets a whole lot easier. Spiritual solutions naturally present themselves.

Let’s make a commitment to making the Self-loving choices that make life more enjoyable and more successful.

Let’s decide that we can transcend overwhelm. Instead of looking outside for solutions, let’s discover how problems actually dissolve when we live a life of Self-Love. It might sound crazy, but Love really is the healer of problems.

How do we do it? We Partner UP and trust spirit to lead us and guide us. This is the way that works. It’s far more nurturing then managing and coping. It does require a willingness to trust – and that’s a skill that can be learned.

It can be difficult to trust, but if we’re willing it will become a new skill.

We’ll all get there eventually. Why not start today?

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Development of Trust

Monday, January 6th, 2020

Living by faith is a completely different experience than living by fear. The vibration is different, the feeling is different, the results are completely different.

When we live by faith, we are the happy learner with a vision of more Peace, more Joy, and more Love pulling us into a greater experience of Unity and Freedom. We’re pulled by the vision. It’s a powerful pull. We can allow it or resist it.

When we live by fear, we learn through pain pushing us to make higher choices.

We choose how we learn. It might not seem like it, but we make thousands of choices every day – more than 10,000 choices, at least!

There are only two kinds of choices at each moment: Oneness or separation. If you aspire to make the world a better place, choose Oneness. Train yourself to look for a loving choice if you’d like to live a joyous life.

In order to choose Oneness consistently, you can train yourself to let go of cherishing the thoughts of lack and attack. Align with thoughts of Love, letting go of all judgments and learn to trust the Divine. This is the entire basis of my yearlong Masterful Living Course and that’s why it’s one year, so we gain momentum and don’t give up.

It’s challenging. When you have proven yourself to be untrustworthy over and over and OVER again, how do you learn to trust God?

When God doesn’t deliver the goods and act as the perfect delivery service, no matter how much you beg and suffer, you may be so angry and resentful that you refuse to trust – in order to punish God for being such a withholding God.

There’s hardly one of us that hasn’t had these thoughts about God. We make stuff up and believe it to be true, and then operate as though the lie is the truth.

Enough of that madness!

The greatest gift you can give to yourself is to be willing to practice choosing Love and Unity instead of attack and separation.

I dearly love this prayer from Joel Goldsmith:
Reveal Yourself, Father, show me Your will. Never again will I dishonor You by trying to tell You what I need and then attempt to coerce You into delivering it.

If you’re successful by even a little – there’ll be more light in your life AND everyone else’s. Your vibration will be lifted and you’ll begin to silently broadcast the message:

It can be done and I AM doing it. It is happening NOW!

There is that within you which knows how to do this. There’s no such thing as blind faith.

To live in trust is to SEE by faith.

Faith lights the way and the path is known and firm, even when it’s narrow. Walk the talk today and you will truly see.

I live by grace. I walk in faith. Love lights my way.

Without trust and faith in Love, there are no miracles.

We’re designed to be miracle-minded. We cannot live the fullness of our Self without trust.

We will always be struggling with experiences of lack and limitation when we don’t trust.

This is what we practice and demonstrate in my yearlong Masterful Living Course. We actively practice developing trust and faith, because trust is the key to having a REAL relationship with Spirit – not a fantasy relationship.

The development of trust is just one of the things we practice in my yearlong Masterful Living Course. We actively practice healing the sense of separation that keeps us disconnected from Spirit. We cultivate the relationship with Spirit. We transform the most painful parts of our life.

If you feel called, come join us in 2020 for the best year of your life – the year that changes EVERYTHING, if you’re willing.  Let’s do it together.  If you’d like to find out what others are saying about this powerful community please click here to learn more now.

I am grateful for this path of healing that we’re on and our ability to cultivate a spiritual practice that lifts us up above the battleground! Onward and upward, together we rise in Love!

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!

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Testy Texting

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

I was talking with a friend, one time, who was having a conversation by text with his sweetheart. They were texting about something that was a frustration for them both, and it was showing in their text messages. My friend read me the messages, and it was clear his boyfriend was annoyed with him. My friend was feeling annoyed by the messages and wanted to respond in kind, which is understandable.

Relationships are degraded by these kinds of annoying exchanges.

It’s really easy to wear down the beauty of a relationship with sarcasm. Sarcasm always interrupts intimacy because it makes us feel unsafe.

When we enter into to conversations with comments like: “You forgot to put out the trash AGAIN!” we need to know that what we’re doing is making an effort to make the other person feel bad, guilty, wrong, and shamed. It’s not truly helpful. And, it takes away the sweetness, as well as the safety and intimacy, of our connections.

Who would like to open themselves in deep intimacy with someone who sometimes lashes out at them with sarcasm? No one I know.

Let’s make it a safe space for all of our loved ones and make a commitment to not text or e-mail our annoyances. Let’s also completely stop blaming other people for our upsets.

We can only have holy relationships if we are willing to let them be wholly loving.

This is how we become a catalyst for healing.

Who’s willing to really commit to this? Please tell us about it and share in the comments below! Let’s join together for our healing! Thank you!

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Second Guessing

Saturday, June 8th, 2019

Many have a tendency to second guess themselves and to doubt themselves.  When we doubt that we can succeed, our trust and faith is not in Spirit but in ourselves.  

I used to doubt myself, so much.  And now I know that self-doubt is insanity. It’s plain crazy!  Self-doubt is when the ego mind says:

Spirit ALWAYS has what it takes to do whatever it would like to do.

ALWAYS. 

When we’re aligned with ego we’ll be filled with doubt, BECAUSE the ego can only accomplish that which is not worth accomplishing. THEREFORE, it’s naturally filled with doubt. 

What the ego can accomplish is only of this world and has no lasting value.  What the ego can accomplish is only that which can lead to your suffering.

The value of suffering is that it PUSHES us to wake up and choose Spirit.

That’s about all the ego really has for us at this point. Motivation to stop suffering.

Where does that motivation really come from? Increased suffering! 
Is that any way to live?

Unfortunately, yes, it is, and I have lived that way and it absolutely got me to the point where I said “I have had ENOUGH. I AM choosing LOVE!”

Phew!

Who knew that in this world, one of the best things that could ever happen is that my suffering would become intolerable and I would totally give up and surrender my life to the Higher Holy Spirit Self and then be grateful for everything I’ve experienced?  What a wild ride!

I’m so glad to learn that Spirit never fails!

I’ve learned to count on Spirit and to place my trust and faith in Spirit, and that’s the challenge.  The challenge is learning to trust.  Trust is a result of willingness. 

I learned to focus on cultivating a TRUE and honest willingness to be loving, kind, generous and patient – as well as a willingness to take responsibility for my own feelings.  In doing that, the doubt dissipated.  

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

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

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Development of Trust

Wednesday, April 24th, 2019

Trust is one of the most challenging issues for almost everyone who is developing a spiritual practice. People tell me this all the time. We struggle to trust God, our loved ones, our friends, and even ourselves.

When we’re pretending to be “all spiritual” while inwardly attacking ourselves and others with judgmental thoughts, we’ll have a really hard time trusting others. We assume they are as untrustworthy as we are.

Consider your life right now, and identify something in your life that you would most like to change.

Now, consider this: As it regards to this particular issue, where is your trust and faith?

Are you trusting in Spirit to show you the way to the highest and best?

OR

Are you trying to figure it out and make your own way?

Is your trust in Love?
Are you allowing Love to unfold?

Or are you trusting in the ego’s ability to figure it out?

Are you trying to make it happen, trying to control the river of life, push the river, block the river?

Be willing to look at where you are.

Take responsibility for things as they are and to be at Peace with it.

When you can move into a peaceful state with things just as they are you, then you’re in acceptance. Your choices are what have brought you to this moment.

Move into acceptance so that you can harvest the learning that you have put so much effort into creating. There is a miracle encoded into your experience, if you will allow it.

Once you’re actually truly willing to harvest the learning from your choices, then you can move from that space of distrust and create something new, something wonderful, and something you really would love and enjoy. When you’re willing to except responsibility and harvest the learning, then the resistance and the reluctance will dissolve and you can freely move forward.

When you can relax into the moment and accept what IS, and become that relaxed observer, then you can move into the space of allowing yourself to receive and accept life you truly desire. It’s amazing how this works!

When you’re focused on being kind, gentle, generous, patient, accepting, allowing, loving, then the Universe will bring it right to you. Many people aren’t actually willing to receive the gifts that are being offered them because they don’t trust and they don’t feel worthy – but they can flip that switch in their mind and make a new choice.

You really don’t have to labor in the world form to get to a place of trust. This is what laboring in vain is — trying to make things happen, rather than calling them forth and trusting the Universe to bring us the highest and best.

Let the Universe build the perfect thing, custom designed for you. Trust. Focus your attention on being receptive, available, allowing, and we do that through cultivating non-judgment as our spiritual practice.

Willingness brings everything to your doorstep. Judgment blocks the good from your awareness. If you’re not focused on Love, what are you focused on? If you’re not trusting Love and Spirit, what are you trusting? Where is your faith?

If you’d like to have more Love, more Joy, more Peace in your life, focus on Love and trust.

Remember that like attracts like, and when you are focused on what you don’t like, what you have an aversion to, what bothers you, what do you think you’re going to attract? Focus on what you’d like to experience. If you’re tense and stressed, change the channel to what you’re grateful for.

This spiritual practice requires your trust, which builds your faith. Trust is a spiritual practice that yields an unshakable faith. What could be better than that?

What would you call forth if you could place your trust and faith in Spirit? Place your answer in the comments below and let me hold it in prayer for you!

Are you interested in joining me? I had so much miraculous healing in my family and in my heart that I had to share it with others. That’s why 11 years ago, I created a boot camp class called Family Freedom. The very first time I offered it, shortly after my mother’s passing in 2008, people also had amazing and miraculous healing. I realized that the curriculum was really all about applying the ACIM principles in a way that brought Freedom from fear, and so I’ve continued to work on this class and update it and now I call it Finding Freedom From Fear.

This class is so powerful and transformative that it’s also a requirement for my Spiritual Counseling Certification Program.

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

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