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Magical Solutions Don’t Solve the Problem

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

Part 1: (You Are Here) Magical Solutions Don’t Solve the Problem
Part 2: Letting Go of False Beliefs

One of the most CRUSHING and punishing ego thoughts I used to have is that I had “wasted” my time, my energy, my money or my life.

I talk with a lot of spiritual students, and this thought is SO common.

We attack ourselves with it again and again.

A lot of us, once we begin to REALLY understand that it’s our own “stinking thinking” that’s caused all the problems we’ve got and that we’re not now, nor have we ever been, a victim, that’s when we start to feel super judgmental of ourselves.

When we fall into self-judgment like that, it creates a spiraling down effect that’s intensely painful. It often leads to self-medication, distraction and depression. For some, it can make them want to give up all together.

Now, check this out:

One of the most distracting ego thoughts we have is that we don’t have enough time.

Ego thought is always a thought of lack and limitation,

because ego is ONLY about separation from Source.

EVERY ego thought is of limitation and separation.

Lack and limitation is the only song the ego sings.

So, we find ourselves in this stinkin’ thinkin’ sandwich.

We’re stuck between two STRONG beliefs – on one side, we’ve wasted our gifts and talents (just like the Prodigal Son) AND on the other side, we don’t have enough time, energy, money, and resources to get out of being stuck.

Stuck between these two intense beliefs is where most spiritual students spin around for a VERY long time, feeling confused and discouraged, managing and coping with their self-judgment and feelings of failure.

Yup. I regularly talk with folks who’ve been in that spin cycle for 20 or more years.

And the crazy thing is, many of these magnificent people are actually secretly convinced that it’s all happening because there’s something wrong with them.

They believe they’re in this stuck place of intense confusion because they’re not good enough.

So, then what do they do? (… and BTW, I did it, too, that’s how I know so much about it!)

They start looking for a magical solution rather than a miraculous one. Many of us go down that road. We look outside ourselves for the answer.

What’s the difference between magic and miracle?

Magic is when you think the solution is in the world –

Example: I’m thinking I can heal my financial issues with more money instead of opening to the flow of Abundance and Prosperity.

When that’s my thinking, I’m convinced my problem is IN the world, and so the solution is IN the world.

But haven’t we all experienced (again and again and AGAIN) getting more money, only to have it slip through our fingers because our consciousness isn’t abundant and prosperous?

We all have our versions of this experience. It doesn’t mean there’s something wrong with us – it just means we’re still thinking with the ego mindset of lack and limitation.

I’ve seen folks who’d been studying ACIM and New Thought teachings for many years but never REALLY applying the teachings – even after decades – and they don’t even know it. It’s common.

If they believed it, they would live the teachings, and apply them to everything.

I’ve known spiritual teachers who’ve been teaching for years who don’t actually LIVE what they teach and are still looking for a magical solution to their “problems.”

They don’t know that they’re deluding themselves because their focus is on collecting more information. Collecting information makes them feel smarter and better. Being a spiritual know-it-all is like a big showy, glow-in-the-dark band-aid on their belief that they don’t have what it takes.

But collecting information isn’t healing – it’s just a big distraction.

They “know” these teachings backwards and forwards and can “quote scripture” but there’s still a great sense of disconnect and lack. And many times they can’t admit it, because their ego is so identified with being the perfect spiritual student.

It’s kind of like this:

Someone feels sick, overweight, tired and physically unfit, and so they’re reading lots of books, listening to CD’s, watching videos, and talking with lots of people about how to get in shape and restore their well-being and vitality. They study for years, but they just don’t feel any better.

Hmmmm. Why isn’t it working? They know everything there is to know about so many different fitness programs, but their health hasn’t improved after decades of study. The thing they don’t understand is that information isn’t healing.

Just like I did, these spiritual students keep their focus on trying to find some magical key, some kind of teaching that they can learn, some kind of code that breaks through the mystery – but the REAL key is hiding right there in front of them and they don’t even see it.

Have you heard the stories about when the Europeans first showed up on the shores of the Americas in their tall ships and the indigenous people couldn’t see them because they didn’t recognize them?

They didn’t recognize them because they had no concept of them. Because they had no concept of ships like the Europeans had, they couldn’t even see them.

And that’s what happens to us. We don’t have a concept of ourselves as healed, perfect, already whole and complete. It’s just an intellectual idea that we repeat without really knowing.

The keys to spiritual awakening are right there in front of us, but we’re looking beyond them for something with more razzle dazzle. We can’t quite conceive of the healing that’s possible for us, no matter where we are in our journey.

So, instead, we’re looking for some kind of magical solution that someone is going to GIVE us, rather than SHOW us.

It really boils down to feeling worthy and willing.

And, quite frankly, having a REAL desire to know the Truth that sets us free IS required. The desire is the fire that melts away the blocks to our miraculous healing and breakthrough.

With a little bit of sincere willingness, we can start to see what has been right in front of us all along – which is REALLY exciting – in fact, there’s nothing more exciting! It’s thrilling to discover that, like Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, we have had the key all along. And that’s what I love SO MUCH.

I love being able to join with other spiritual students who have that little bit of willingness.

Together we can stop looking for the solution in the world.

The answer becomes within reach – the mystery starts to be less mysterious.

And finally, the healing truly begins to happen at the mind and we can see the ship in the harbor and we can sail it home!

It’s extraordinary, and even mind-blowing, how fast we can break down the blocks that we have clung to for many decades.

Spirit doesn’t fail – It doesn’t know how to fail.

When we know HOW to live a miraculous life, then our heart’s desire is not only possible, it’s within reach!

This is Part 1 of a 3 Part series. In Part 2 tomorrow, I’ll share how I moved out of thinking the key was outside me to finding the key to the Kingdom within. It’s this discovery that profoundly changed my life – when I became willing to live a truly miraculous life.

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Halloween!

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

Did you know that Halloween is thought to be a Celtic celebration of the eve of All Saints Day, which is November 1st? All Souls Day is November 2nd. People would bake “soul cakes” and share them as a blessing, and this evolved into our practice of trick or treating.

People dressed in costumes to avoid being recognized by souls who had died but were still wandering the earth. By wearing a costume, people wouldn’t be recognizable as human, and would be unbothered by the wandering “ghosts.” Like many holidays and holy days, the traditions shift, change and, especially in America, they become commercialized to the nth degree.

I’ve always loved Halloween – particularly the opportunity to get creative and make a costume. This year, I’m going as a Violet Flame Queen.

I love to play games and have fun with my nephews and niece, my goddaughter and her sister, with friends and family. I enjoy arts and craft,s and I like playing games, too.

One of the things I appreciate about having children in my life is, we can be sure to make time to get creative and playful. Kids love to do things like dancing spontaneously and jumping on the bed. You don’t have to be particularly talented to have a great time getting crafty with kids. That’s the beauty of it! That’s what playing is all about. It’s not about getting it perfect.

This past weekend, I was carving pumpkins with my nephew, Mikey and my sister-in-law, Debbie and we had a great time. I’ve been carving pumpkins with my niece and nephews for many years, and it’s always about having fun.

We aren’t going for the most creative or artistic pumpkin. We’re all about enjoying the journey. Honestly, I don’t think we would enjoy the end result any more if we had created some kind of fantastic masterpiece. After all, it’s just going to get moldy and eaten by the squirrels after a week of sitting out on the porch.

It’s like making a sand mandala, a sand castle, or baking a beautiful pie. The Joy is in the expression of Creativity BECAUSE it is a spiritual quality, and when we are creative, then we’re expressing our divinity. It’s not about preserving the end result. It’s about tapping into our GodSelf, which is our Creative Self.

We can be creative in SO MANY areas of life, if we choose to be. It’s about letting Spirit flow through us, and not getting hung up on comparisons. Compare and despair. Comparisons aren’t needed.

What can you do to make Halloween even a little bit more creative this year?

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No More Negative Self-Talk

Sunday, September 16th, 2018

I used to go through periods where I judged myself to be the worst of the worst. One of the most painful things in my life was repeating the same relationship experiences. I’d have the same arguments with the same people, and I’d be left feeling hopeless and helpless to dig out of the hole I was in.

We all have our own particular ego vices and devices. When I was REALLY threatened, I’d find any kind of an attack thought to throw at people to let them know to stay away from me. I’d say unkind things and feel out of control. It was demoralizing.

My uncontrollable upset behavior was just the proof I needed to convince myself that I was a total loser and there was no cure for what I had. I’d feel so upset it would be like my whole being was on fire – it was. I was feeling the destructive burning of my attack thoughts. I was feeling the searing pain of my false beliefs being “proven” yet again.

I had a desperate need to be right ALL of the time, to mask my insecurities. I couldn’t handle any kind of judgment at all. When I’d start judging myself, I’d implode with desperation.

My life went on like that for decades.

This weekend I’m at another intensive yoga teacher training. It’s definitely kicking my butt. Many of these meditations with movements are held for 31 minutes or longer. The majority of them are difficult and some are extremely difficult. Some are mentally challenging, some are physically challenging and some are both.

My teacher has shared with people the Hawaiian forgiveness tool that I also share in my classes: Ho’oponopono. She has cards that have the Ho’oponopono prayer on it that she gives to each person so that they will remember to be kind to themselves when the meditations are so demanding and it seems impossible to do them as they’re intended.

In the midst of this experience, I am reminded that I have almost completely eliminated all negative self-talk. Whatever my experience is in the meditation, I am glad to be here and have the opportunity. There’s no self-judgment no matter how hard it is for me or how many times I seem to fail.

Negative self-talk is a rare thing for me these days.
I never thought that was possible for me.

Catch this: Because I now know it’s possible, I can help others believe it’s possible. They’re healing so much faster than me because they believe it’s possible for them. It took me decades to get to that place. Now, folks in my classes get there in a fraction of the time.

I thought I could improve my situation, but healing didn’t actually seem fully possible for me. I was too far gone. I was so obviously on the outside of “good.” That’s what I believed, and because I believed it I felt it was true and I saw evidence of it EVERYWHERE.

I know that forgiveness is the key to my transformation. Forgiveness is still the key today.

Forgiveness is a miracle in the mind.
All healing happens at the level of the mind.
Then the healing makes its way to the rest of our lives, showing up in form.
And miracles show up in form too!

We resist doing the forgiveness because it feels so intimidating to look at the intensity of our thoughts and feelings. I was SOOO reluctant to do that work. What I see for most of us is that we resist until it becomes so painful we can no longer stand it.

Pain is a great motivator.
And I don’t wish to be motivated by pain any more.

I’d rather be pulled by a vision of healing relationships and enjoying every situation and feeling secure and safe ALL of the time.

One of the main things I’ve realized is that unforgiveness, resentments and regrets, are major blocks to our healing, our abundance, our relationship transformation and our physical healing. Not only that, but unforgiveness blocks our intuition.

Without the ability to listen to our intuition, the ego is in charge.
Without the ability to be truly guided and inspired throughout our days, we tend to repeat the past.

As a spiritual counselor, I often talk with people who have reached a point of no longer being able to tolerate the pain. We wait until things get so bad we can’t stand it anymore and then we are finally willing to look for a solution.

I did the same thing.

Now, I’m grateful because I can really understand much of what people are going through and I can support them in breaking free of those painful patterns.

This is precisely why every day I write inspiration and record a prayer to go with it. You can join me today and every day in cultivating the willingness that raises us ALL up so we can be truly helpful in this world.

Two things for you to know about if you’re interested in this level of healing and transformation:
I have my Forgive & Be Free retreat coming up the first weekend in October, and it’s followed by my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive.

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There’s a whole lot of healing going on and I invite you to become a forgiveness expert – it’s SO worth it. Forgiveness is free and it’s the most beneficial tool we have!

I feel blessed now, my life has changed so much. I feel so completely different from how I used to feel. I’m so grateful that Spirit cannot possibly fail. When we work with Spirit, we can’t fail either! Universal Love is always for us, let’s practice today!
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Dishwasher Miracle

Tuesday, September 11th, 2018

I’ve learned to be on the lookout for opportunities to recognize that life loves me, and God is loving me through everything in my experience, so let me stay OPEN to it! Yes, please!

Miracles are when I change my mind and think with Spirit. Things often demonstrate in form in ways that are really cool and often surprising and definitely an affirmation of God’s infinite goodness operating in our lives. I endeavor to be in tune with it always.

So, here’s my dishwasher miracle:

At our family home on Deer Isle, Maine, the dishwasher malfunctioned and seemed to need a repair. I called Glen, our dishwasher, appliance guy, who came out to the house (an hour drive each way in these remote parts) and took a look. He diagnosed that the part was busted and he ordered a replacement part. A couple of days and we’d have it.

Turns out. They don’t have the part anymore, you can’t get it. This dishwasher is 12 years old. Time for a new one.

However, I had the thought to use the mighty power of God’s goodness in the form of googling for the replacement part. I just had this feeling that somehow, there was a part and I could find it. Which, in it’s way, is a crazy thought because looking for parts isn’t my thing.

Machinery isn’t my bailiwick. I’m “such a girl” that way. When I think of fixing machines, I think of other people fixing them while I make coffee and tell them what a good job they’re doing.

I thought my brother would be searching the internet for the part. He’s definitely that hunter kind of guy, but nope, he was ready to buy the new dishwasher.

Something told me to search online and I’d find it. It took a bit of effort, not much, and a VERY long chat with the parts guy at Kenmore. Finally, it did seem as though I’d found a replacement part – not the actual part, but some kind of substitute. Eureka!

Now, I’m having this live online chat while simultaneously talking to Glen’s sales person about buying a new dishwasher from them. Turns out it’s going to be $1200 all in. Suddenly, I’m feeling the repair is the best way to go for us, at least for now. It saves about $1000.

I felt I had to check with Glen, my repair guy, because it did seem that he would have found this part if it were to be found. He knows his stuff. I couldn’t reach him, and I’m STILL on this live chat with the guy at Kenmore, when Glen texts me. He’s in my neighborhood, (Amazing!) can he come over and chat with me about it.

Glen arrives, we realize why his Kenmore guy didn’t know about the substitute. We order it. Glen will have it and fix it on Thursday. Bam!

Now, here’s the miracle – I followed my intuition, EVEN THOUGH I had a hesitation. Miracles happen at the level of the mind and THEN demonstrate in form.

I hesitated to follow the guidance I got, because I am not a machinery person. I don’t like tracking things down on the internet. I thought it would be hard. And, I had SO much to do yesterday, I really didn’t want to put time into doing something like hunting down parts on the internet, but I was leaving in this morning, so I had to get it sorted out yesterday. We have renters coming on Friday.

Another miracle was that I almost ordered the part, but something told me “don’t do it.” It turned out, it would have been the wrong part. Glen helped me realize that when he came over – my hero! – and another miracle was that he was literally 2 minutes away when I was at crunch time. Everything aligned for these wonderful and miraculous cosmic alignments.

PLUS, Glen said I don’t need to get the 4 year parts and labor warranty for $199 when I do buy a new dishwasher because it just won’t be needed. That’s not when these machines breakdown. What a good guy.

I had resistance to following my intuition, but I could just FEEL that it was a mistake to do it any other way. I’ve learned that listening to my intuition is so helpful and I sometimes have resistance. I used to have A LOT of resistance and reluctance, but now I know that there’s a healing in feeling the resistance and there’s a miracle in not letting that feeling drive my experience. The resistance is not my decider, Spirit is.

What I’ve learned: Following my intuition saves time, energy and $$$. Following my intuition is only possible when I’m looking for the loving choice. Loving choices always bring benefit and make room for miracles!

Do you have miraculous experiences like these? Please let me know in the comments section below!

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Freedom From Fear

Saturday, August 25th, 2018

Of course, it’s up to each individual to decide how much they’ll put into their healing and expansion, but each one of us can call forth miraculous healing. We’re all entitled.

One of the things I’ve noticed is that many people who would like to have major shifts in their lives aren’t willing to work with God to bring them forth. They either think it’s going to magically happen or that they will be able to have the ego make it happen. It’s kind of crazy, because when we work with Spirit we can have results that are so beautiful and fulfilling.

When we work with God we’re using spiritual laws to achieve the healing, expansion, and clearing that we desire.

I’ve had so much spiritual healing and success and I absolutely know it’s because I’ve been willing to ask for assistance day in and day out AND, most importantly, I’ve been present to receive and accept the healing as well.

In A Course in Miracles, we’re told to stop asking for the fear to be taken away, but instead, to ask for the causes of fear to be removed. That’s what I’ve been doing for years and it really works.

Let’s not delay our freedom from fear and our healing by managing and coping with fear.
Let’s call for miraculous healing and be willing to let go of the cause of fear!

I’m getting ready to start my Finding Freedom from Fear Spiritual Bootcamp with ACIM principles in less than 2 weeks and I’m pretty excited about it. Every time we offer the bootcamp people have an extraordinary experience of shifting their relationships, careers, finances, health and more.

It’s not rocket science.

In order to experience the healing power of Love, we must let go of the blocks to Love. We call for help from Spirit and the healing process begins NOW.

I’m excited to be able to be sharing the healing with so many!

We’re willing to be a co-worker with God and allow the healing to unfold!

This week’s FREE Class: The replay is available now! Some great coaching questions – Register and we’ll send you the download

Remembering to Love
How to Choose Love Rather than Punishment & Self-medication
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FALL RETREATS: In October, I’m offering my Forgive & Be Free Retreat and also my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive – both are open to anyone, and many people like to combine them for maximum transformation.

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

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Truly Willing

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

Watching the teachers in training here in Arizona and listening to them share their heart’s desire to offer workshops on forgiveness and other topics is so exciting! There’s a healing that’s happening simply because people are willing.

Willingness is EVERYTHING to me. Once we’re willing to actually make a change then the Spirit will bring all that’s necessary. Year after year, I see so much healing happen in people’s lives – their bodies, their minds, their relationships, their finances, their creativity, their ministries – so much healing happening because they focused on willingness to be more loving.

Love truly is the power to heal our lives. Love is our natural state and we can choose to align with that Love and it’s miraculous what the results can be.

I have learned that there’s an amazing fountain of goodness that is available to each and every one of us if we’re willing. Those who are unwilling don’t feel worthy. We can be willing and the worthiness will come.

Other people don’t have to change,
life doesn’t have to change,
circumstances don’t have to change
in order for us to live a life of extraordinary goodness.
We really do just have to be TRULY willing.

Let’s maximize the power of willingness and shift our lives in a beautiful way today!

I’ve got a great class planned for TODAY – come and join me! Please come live, and please bring your questions!

TODAY FREE CLASS: There’s no charge to participate – class is on Thursday and if it calls to you, please join us and bring a friend who might like to discuss it with you! We’re choosing healing TOGETHER!

Remembering to Love
How to Choose Love Rather than Punishment & Self-medication
Thursday, August 23
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FALL RETREATS: In October, I’m offering my Forgive & Be Free Retreat and also my Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive – both are open to anyone, and many people like to combine them for maximum transformation.

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

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Powerful Spiritual Practice

Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

In my year-long Masterful Living Course we redefine success means to us.  So often people define success as something achieved on the outside.  Success in the world is what most people think of us.

Success in the world is often a show, it’s an illusion of accomplishment.  Even if you build the tallest building, someone might decide to fly a plane into it and send it crashing to the ground, making of it a monument to hurt and anger.

Even if you win the Academy Award for Best Actor like Paul Muni or Paul Scofield for spectacularly brilliant performances – people might completely forget you ever existed or your accomplishment ever happened.  And would it make any difference if they did remember?

Someday it may be that no one will remember Madonna or Tom Cruise.  Franklin Pierce was President of the United States of America for 4 years and I’ll bet you cannot name one thing he did that is noteworthy.

If we define success by something outside of us then we’re missing the opportunity to experience true and lasting success.

What is success to you?
What do you really value most?

The only thing we can take with us from this human life is our awareness.  What’s your focus now?  Are you placing your attention on something that has lasting value?  If not, then is it a surprise that you don’t feel successful?

When we place our attention on being loving and sharing Love, then we’re focusing on something of lasting value and we can feel the difference it makes.  That’s true success.

What I love about the power of an effective spiritual practice is that you can immediately start to feel successful.  With a very simple spiritual practice you can change your life from messy to miraculous.

Having a spiritual practice that you can apply throughout your day, under whatever circumstances, is a big step towards feeling empowered, confident and secure.

Spiritual practice is how we eliminate insecurity and self-doubt.  Working in form, pushing density isn’t the way to feel truly successful.  Healing our mind is the way to discover a success beyond this world, that’s also effective IN this world.  And that’s a truly wonderful thing!

TODAY RADIO SHOW:  On my radio show today my topic is Insights for the Awakening Mind, with guest David Hoffmeister.

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

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Teacher

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

We all have a connection to the I AM presence which is our own Higher Holy Spirit Self – the Holy Spirit – the teacher within. We’re all receiving excellent insight and guidance perfectly designed for us. We’re receiving this inspiration all of the time. The thing to ask yourself is – are you 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.  Still, it was miraculous that I could have any movement at all.

In the process I discovered the inner teacher was real.
I discovered for myself that I had what it took to commit to this path.

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

This is the year of New Beginnings.  Our freedom from confusion and resistance is at hand!

This is the year of our reveling in the light! I claim it and I allow it! And so it is!

Are you ready to rock this year of New Beginnings? Let’s do it together!

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Right now is the time to place your attention on your intention for the year.  I encourage you to consider my year-long Masterful Living Course – give yourself your best chance this year.  So many people in my Masterful Living Course have breathtaking life changes that they never imagined were possible.

I’m starting Masterful Living on January 15th – Registration closes TODAY, the 11th.  Register now and you’ll get a free download of my New Year’s Reboot class and you can jump in and get started.

If you’re willing, I’m willing. If this is right for you, you WILL know it.

In my year-long Masterful Living Course a number of people have healed their depression, gone off anti-depressants, let go of old hurts and sadness that has troubled them for many years.  They have accomplished what they never believed they could do, because they gave themselves a chance, and they didn’t give up.  You can do it too.

Would you like a spiritual mentor who walks right beside you? Are you SO ready to have a different experience in this new year? We’re doing the deep work and the healing is revealing itself in our lives! If you’d like to join me in my year-long Masterful Living Course 2018 then please click here to learn more now.

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Why Bother?

Monday, January 8th, 2018

Over the years, I’ve found that many people are so convinced that things won’t work for them that they don’t even try. In fact, I find it quite interesting that, year after year, when I ask the good folks who enroll in my year-long Masterful Living Course how they felt at the beginning of the year, they tell me that they were convinced that it wouldn’t work for them. They’re so surprised when it does work for them. It’s a huge relief to begin to feel like they can have true success.

The “why bother” factor is intense. It can feel like a formidable obstacle. It’s why one of the things I focus on in Masterful Living is helping people to build the momentum to move through that obstacle in the mind.

Gaining motivation does require willingness. It can be really challenging to have willingness when you also have the mindset of “why bother when it never works for me.”

Sometimes people, sub-consciously, set out to prove that it will never work for them. They’d like permission to give up. They’d like to feel that they’re so wrong and so bad that it cannot work for them. And, of course, if you believe it, you’re going to see it, whether it’s there or not.

This is why making a shift takes courage. It takes courage to be willing to invest in gaining enough momentum to bust through the old thinking of “why bother.” To the one who has no faith, “why bother” is a safe bet. There’s nothing to lose – or so it seems.

I understand.
I tried so many things and felt like a failure SO many times.

However, I can honestly say that when I had a true willingness, then I began to feel and see things change in my life. I decided to really PROVE God in my life and then I began to build momentum.

One of the things that changed for me was I just couldn’t stay stuck anymore. It was too uncomfortable. I had to be willing to go for it. How about you?

Are you willing to REALLY go for it this year?

Masterful Living Registration closes in 4 days.

Right now is the time to place your attention on your intention for the year. I encourage you to consider my year-long Masterful Living Course – give yourself your best chance this year. So many people in my Masterful Living Course have breathtaking life changes that they never imagined were possible.

I’m starting Masterful Living on January 15th – Registration closes on the 11th. Register now and you’ll get a free download of my New Year’s Reboot class and you can jump in and get started. If you’re willing, I’m willing. If this is right for you, you WILL know it. In my year-long Masterful Living Course a number of people have healed their depression, gone off anti-depressants, let go of old hurts and sadness that has troubled them for many years. They have accomplished what they never believed they could do, because they gave themselves a chance, and they didn’t give up. You can do it too.

Would you like a spiritual mentor who walks right beside you? Are you SO ready to have a different experience in this new year? We’re doing the deep work and the healing is revealing itself in our lives! If you’d like to join me in my year-long Masterful Living Course 2018 then please click here to learn more now.

If you’re finding what I’m sharing to be helpful won’t you please share at facebook and twitter to let others know? Thank you!

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Living By Faith

Saturday, December 30th, 2017

I am so excited for this new year.  I feel so much is possible for us.  Right now, I’m at my New Year’s Reboot retreat at Unity Village in Missouri, and we’re immersed in the healing we’re calling forth.  For me, it’s thrilling.

This is how I choose to invest my life – in precious days of healing, expansion, clarity and more of the all-good unfolding in palpable ways.  There’s so much transformation that’s available to us if we’re willing to call it forth.  Our willingness is all that’s required, and still many people forget to actively be willing.

Without a willingness to surrender our opinions, there’s not much healing that can happen.  We have to be willing to receive it, to allow it, and to stand in spiritual anticipation of that which we desire.

Doubt will push our answered prayers away.  Faith will pull them closer.  This I know.

I encourage you to look for the doubt and give it to Spirit so we can live by faith.

If you don’t already have a strong faith – I encourage you to consider making faith a top priority in the coming year – you’ll be rewarded so very richly!

Would you like a spiritual mentor? Are you ready to have a new experience in the new year? We’re doing the deep work and the healing is revealing itself in our lives! If you’d like to join me in my year-long Masterful Living Course 2018, then please click here to learn more now.

We’re starting Masterful Living on January 1st, in two days.

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

FREE CLASS FOR DOWNLOADING: Relationship Healing & Harmony is a preview class for Masterful Living 2018 – check it out and you can start making use of the tips and tools I share in this free class now!

If you’re finding what I’m sharing to be helpful won’t you please share at facebook and twitter to let others know?  Thank you!  

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Unbelievable

Saturday, December 16th, 2017

So many of the people who begin the year in Masterful Living feel that the healing, expansion and life they desire is not possible for them. They are true unbelievers. I was talking with several of them yesterday. One year ago, they were unbelievers – but not anymore!

Let me just tell you how GrateFULL I feel that I have followed my guidance even when it was REALLY hard for me. I am so grateful and here’s why:

It’s because of days like yesterday, and all this week and all last week – day after day hearing people’s stories of what changed for them this year in our Masterful Living community.

Imagine starting the year feeling that this is the year you’re going to file for divorce. It’s clear, the writing is on the wall in every room of your house. You and your spouse just aren’t compatible and there’s nothing you can do about it – you’ve tried everything you can think of.

But then, you decided to really live a simple spiritual practice. You decided to give the relationship to the Higher Holy Spirit Self for healing and you made the effort to leave it on the altar and begin to hold the vision for a holy relationship.

Year after year, I hear the beautiful and truly profound stories of people making the mental shifts that heal their life and relationships.

And the healing happens even though they don’t believe.

It’s life-changing.

In Masterful Living people learn that the miracles will happen for them if they’re willing to practice and give God a chance.

I have collected so many beautiful stories. Each one is a precious jewel.

It does take willingness. And that’s what spiritual community helps with. Together, we hold the light for each other so we don’t give up.

Yesterday I spoke with someone who had decided to give up and drop out of class. She was so sure it couldn’t work for her that she was all set to withdraw.

And then she talked with someone in the community about it and changed her mind.

And now, she’s helping others to not give up, because where she was once constantly worried, she’s found peace. And she’s so grateful now she’s inspired to help others in achieving their goals with their spiritual practice. She was CONVINCED it couldn’t work for her, but it did.

We replace the old thought with the new thought and we’re on our way to a new experience of Peace and Harmony! It’s easier than you think to change everything in your mind and your life, if you’re willing.

Consider joining me – we start in 15 days! Click here to learn more: Masterful Living 2018.

I have two free Masterful Living Preview classes:

Relationship Healing and Harmony

and

Unblock the Flow of Your Time, Energy & Money

It’s also an opportunity for me to share some of what I offer in my year-long Masterful Living Course which starts on January 1st. Register now, and get the downloads now.

If you’re finding what I’m sharing to be helpful won’t you please share at facebook and twitter to let others know? Thank you!

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Thanksgiving series 2017

Monday, November 20th, 2017

This is Part 1 of a 3 Part series about my ministry.  

This Thanksgiving week, I’m feeling extremely grateful.  I am grateful that I am grateful, because I haven’t always been grateful to be me.  There were decades of my life where things were very confusing to me and I felt lost in the delusion of the illusions that this life presents us.  

Since I was child, I’d had the belief that there was something very wrong with me.  I had so many years where I felt that life had such a dreamlike quality to it.  Much of life felt surreal to me.  So much didn’t make sense to me.  Most of all, I didn’t make sense to myself.  

I’m very aware of how much I have shifted and changed over my life, and the shifting is consistently occurring.  I feel that I am becoming more myself all of the time as I catch and release the old thinking that doesn’t feel right to me anymore.  

Some things you might not know about me and my journey:  

I went to Emerson College to study theatre and intended to take what I learned there and transition into the business of music.  It took me a while, but I finally got a great job in the music business, but I didn’t like it at all.  It wasn’t what I had hoped for.  The fantasy I’d had didn’t match my experience.

I got inspired and began working on a play with my brother, Michael, and we ended up writing and producing a play together that was done Off-Broadway and then for PBS’ prestigious American Playhouse series.  From there, I began writing screenplays and went to USC Graduate Screenwriting Program.  I really loved the writing.  I found it both fun and challenging and after years of work, I realized that as much as I loved writing plays and screenplays, I loved God more and decided to pursue becoming a minister in the Agape community in Los Angeles founded by Michael Beckwith.

It was nine years of study to become a licensed Science of Mind Practitioner and then a minister.  I finally finished all of that study in 2006.  All the way through those nine years, I felt that I was missing a key to truly knowing Spirit.  I began studying everything I could to try to find it, but it was elusive.

I had thought that ministerial school would at long last offer me the mystical keys to the Kingdom.  I was deeply disappointed to find out that the studies were mostly intellectual.  I knew how to be a good student and get straight A’s, but that wasn’t what I was looking for.  That didn’t matter to me anymore.

About 10% of my Practitioner and ministerial studies were of any real spiritual interest to me.  Almost no part of ministerial school touched my heart and opened me to connect with what I truly felt a minister is.  It was deeply disappointing to me and I didn’t know where to go with it.  I felt alone in my desire to truly know God.

Fortunately, all of that led me to a place of deep longing.  I began to realize how far the intellectual pursuit of spiritual studies had taken me down a road that wasn’t really fulfilling.  In a flash of awareness, I saw the choice that has made all the difference to me.  

I decided to go ALL-IN for God, for Love, and to live my life in Spirit.  

That choice led me to A Course in Miracles.  In 2006, I began to read A Course in Miracles and in 2007, I did the lessons.  In that period, I truly began to turn my life over to the Higher Holy Spirit Self.  My desire to truly live a life in service to the Light, with every choice, every word, every thought, and every action, opened doors in my awareness and I began to see the roadmap that had been there all along.

As much as I wanted to be single-focused, I found that keeping my attention on Spirit was impossible for me.  It was gut-wrenchingly difficult for me.  It was absolutely the hardest thing I ever set out to do.  For about three years, it felt like I was a very jagged stone constantly being subjected to sandpapering.  

For several years, I felt raw and rough.  It was like being assaulted all of the time.  ALL of the time.  It was exhausting to my ego.  Every day, I was letting go of the judgments and opinions that I had treasured for so long.  I was consistently giving up the identity I’d built for myself.  I was in a continuous state of shifting identity, chipping away at my ego foundation.  

Every day was disorienting.  It was uncomfortable, but it forced me to reorient myself in Spirit.  I felt very alone in what was happening in my awareness.  People who weren’t going through it couldn’t relate.  Fortunately, in the midst of that, I made new friends, in both the visible and invisible world, and any kind of loneliness disappeared.  I felt the Presence all of the time.  I began to know that “alone” is completely an illusion, but feeling alone is totally understandable.  

I began to recognize that I was being led and guided as to how to work with my mind in order to liberate from all the ways I was playing small in every area of my life. It felt like I was being led through a curriculum that was unfolding, and I was grateful to discover tips and tools that really worked to help me undo all the attachments, craving, aversion, needing and wanting that I felt.

My life felt like white-water rafting, but I was learning how to do it, and at times, it was thrilling.

In 2007, I began my A Course in Miracles study group on the phone.  My guidance was to do it on the phone so that people from anywhere could join us by phone.  I didn’t really know what I was doing, because I was just starting the Workbook myself.  I had a burning NEED to talk about ACIM and that was all that mattered to me – finding like-minded souls who had the same desire to live ACIM.  

Studying ACIM was thrilling to me, it still is.  THRILLING!  I love it so much.  I felt like I had finally found the teaching of how to unlock the door to the mystery.  There were many days when I would sit and weep out of such deep gratitude that I’d found the voice of my true teacher who felt so real to me.  More real than anything I’d experienced in the world.  I was sooooo grateful.

There are so many people I’ve connected with over the years, from all over the world, who, like me,  are looking to connect with like-minded souls.  For many, they have a true hunger for this healing conversation and they don’t have anyone locally they can talk to.  I’ve been grateful that year after year, we’ve been able to grow and offer more and more support at low cost, or no cost, so that people can find the offerings we have and they can participate.  

What I’d like for people to know is that there was a time when I felt so helpless and hopeless that I could ever accomplish any true spiritual success.  I was convinced that it wasn’t possible for me, and now I feel my awareness expanding every day.  

I feel called to dedicate myself to supporting others who, like me, are yearning for a more loving life and a closer connection with Spirit.  At times, things have been so intensely difficult for me.  I felt so alone in the midst of it.

And that’s why I started the Power of Love Ministry, a non-profit ministry that now offers so much to so many all over the world.  Almost every day, sometimes with tears streaming down their face, someone tells me how much their life is changing because of what we’re sharing.  That’s the true power of Love.  It’s the power to heal all our false beliefs.

There’s only one power, and it’s Love.

Long before I actually started this ministry, I aspired to live a life that was truly helpful and beneficial to others so they, too, could become inspired and committed to lead a loving life – and now, that’s exactly what’s unfolding.

It’s happening because we’re coming together, to support each other, and to practice forgiveness, compassion and being generous of heart.  Spirit is rising in us and our hearts are opening.  

I find myself being continuously so very grateful that I have learned to be a better listener to Spirit.

Back when I felt helpless and hopeless, I still wasn’t giving up – I couldn’t.  I have a lot more to share about that, and I’ll tell you why in Part 2.

Right now, a few days before Thanksgiving, I’m feeling so deeply grateful that I didn’t give up, and I’m inspired and impressed by the vision of Love that’s unfolding in this ministry.  It’s so breathtakingly beautiful at times that I cannot help but weep in gratitude that I didn’t give up.  I pray that what we share will keep others from giving up and will inspire them to share from their hearts.  

I pray that those who feel like giving up on Love, on family, on life or on God, will find something we offer and realize there’s a better way and it’s their way, because they are entitled to miracles, too. We all are.

Right now, I’m also grateful because some people who’ve been inspired to call forth miracles in their lives are sharing their blessings.  They’ve gathered together to put up $25,000 as a matching donation to inspire others to contribute to this outpouring of Love.  Until December 4th, every dollar that’s donated to the Power of Love Ministry will be matched, and therefore doubled.  I believe we can raise the full $25,000 to get the full match of $25,000.  We’ve raised $9,000 so far, and we have $16,000 to go.  Each dollar you give right now will be doubled.  I’m asking you to please consider giving a donation now to help us reach our goal and to offer more support to more people.  

Click here to make a contribution and support more people in going ALL-IN for Love.  

Stay tuned for Part 2!


 

This is Part 2 of a 3 Part series.  You can click here to read Part One and Part Two together, What you might not know about me,

At Agape in Los Angeles, studying to be a Science of Mind Practitioner, I learned that I LOVED to pray and I realized the power of Love is in the power of prayer. It was in my prayer practice that I discovered the Power of Love to heal our minds and shift our lives and our relationships.  

Since I had never prayed in my life before discovering Science of Mind, I hadn’t prayed about anything – I didn’t have to break a habit of praying to get stuff.  I hadn’t been disappointed because God wasn’t being my divine delivery service.  

Because of the way I was taught to pray as a Science of Mind Practitioner, (which is very similar to what ACIM says), my prayer practice was about giving up the attachment to the things of this world.  My prayers were about knowing the truth, and removing any obstacles to Love in my mind.  My prayers were for clarity.

I didn’t realize it at the time, but my prayers were about giving up false idols and choosing to allow the Power of Love to rule my heart, my mind, and my life.  

People started calling me frequently for prayer.  I’d get calls from people who were worried and afraid, people going on job interviews and doctor’s appointments. After having a number of people tell me that they’d really wanted to call me for prayer in the middle of the night, but didn’t wish to wake me, I decided to find a way to record a prayer every day so people could listen anytime they felt like it.  

In 2007, I began to record my daily Prayer for Today so people could call me for prayer 24/7.   I recently realized that I’ve been recording a daily prayer for almost every day of the last 10 years or more.  It’s part of my spiritual practice and it’s important to me.  I have Prayer Partners all over the world and they’re important to me.

One memory of an encounter with a Prayer Partner sticks out in my mind:  When I lived in Los Angeles, for many years, I attended Agape’s services regularly and I was very involved in the community as a volunteer, a practitioner, a minister, and a member.  

One day, I was attending service, along with about 1500 other people and I was simply walking across the sanctuary to be seated, like I’d done thousands of times before, when a woman I’d never met before stopped me.  She leaned in close and I could see tears forming in her eyes.  She whispered in my ear, “Thank you. Thank you so much.”  

I knew she was a Prayer Partner of mine.  I hugged her.  We didn’t talk or say anything more.  What was communicated was plenty.  What was shared was a recognition of the Power of Love to heal and connect.  And for that reason, it’s so easy for me to happily record a new prayer every day – sometimes, even in an airplane bathroom!  I’ve recorded prayers in all kinds of places!  It’s not an obligation or a burden.  I am grateful that I GET to share a prayer with others each and every day.

The hardest thing I’ve ever done was to keep placing my faith in God when most of the evidence seemed to be against me and I know that many who call for prayer are in that struggle.  It was my decision to be ALL-IN that kept me going and surmount the struggle.  I had made the decision to be ALL IN and I wasn’t backing down, no matter how many times I failed.  No matter how many times I slipped and failed, I got back up again.  No failure was going to stop me.  Momentary setbacks wouldn’t stop me.

I’m grateful that technology has helped the birth and growth of this ministry.   In the years 2001 to 2005, I was blessed to be able to talk with people from all over the world, one-on-one, who were interested in having a healing in their lives.  

I was blessed with the privilege of speaking with many people who had just been given a terminal cancer diagnosis and were exploring healing options.  Many times, I spoke to people who hadn’t even told their loved ones yet.  Those people, who often felt isolated, alone, disconnected, but still willing and searching for God, taught me so much.  They inspired me to do what I do now – which is to create community and support for those souls brave enough to be willing to discover God in their heart, in their mind, in their relationships, and in their life.  

Along the way, I’ve learned that even people who live in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Dusseldorf, Athens, Sydney, and all over the world in big cities where there are many spiritual communities, there’s still a sense of spiritual loneliness.  People are yearning for authentic connection.  People have a deep desire to drop what is false and connect with what is real, but they aren’t sure how, when, or where.  And that’s why I was called to start this Power of Love Ministry – to give people a place, online, that transcends time, space, race, background, and all the seeming limitations of our human experience.

In 2008, I began offering my Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp class, sharing the roadmap.  I was called to share some of the tools that I’d been given that worked so well for me, and that had made such a difference in my relationships and in my releasing the sense that there was something wrong with me.  I’ve been expanding this class ever since then, offering it several times per year.  

In 2009, I was guided to offer my yearlong Masterful Living Course, for those who are looking for a deeper practice, and more support to have a greater connection with Spirit.  I’ve continued to expand that curriculum, too.  

In 2010, I got inspired to start the Living A Course in Miracles website and series of classes, and in 2011, I started my A Course in Miracles Weekly Radio Show on unityonlineradio.org Online Radio.  This year, we passed the 300th episode mark.  

I always kept praying.  My decision to go ALL-IN for God shifted something in me.  It also brought to my awareness all the many, MANY ways I really wasn’t all-in.  I had to look at that and choose.  We all do.  And that’s where I’d like to support even more people.  

A Course in Miracles tells us that we have this fear to look within because we’re convinced that all we’ll find inside is trash.  ACIM tells us that within is where we’ll find the Altar of God – in our heart.  ACIM invites us to take all the false idols off the altar of our heart and to leave the space wide open for Spirit to fill.  

Seek first the Kingdom,
make room for the Kingdom,
and everything,
the full load of God Awareness will be added unto us.  

Releasing the false idols is releasing the attachments to the past, to our opinions, and to the meaning we’ve made of things.  I’ve learned that no matter how strong the attachments are they can be released in a single instant of willingness – or – they can be released after a thousand instants of willingness – it’s our choice.  

And it can be a journey that feels like sandpaper on our skin.  
It can be so intense.  
It can be so confusing.
It can seem like torture.
It can feel like being lost in an insane asylum.  

And yet, “even if I make my bed in hell, thou art with me.”  ACIM tells us that we have 100% support, 100% of the time, and yet we forget.  Having community helps us to remember.

I’ve had people who’ve never spoken to me before, who don’t know me at all, somehow be led to call me at the perfect moment and say things like “I’m trying to not kill myself before my son gets home from school, but I can’t find a reason not to, and I found one of your prayers somewhere, maybe on Facebook, and I decided to see if you might be able to help me.”  

Can you imagine how completely and totally blessed I felt that I answered the phone in that moment?  Of course, I didn’t already know what to say to this person, but I absolutely knew that Spirit would find a way to say it through me, because why else would the call have come through?

Of course, Spirit knew what to say.  I don’t even recall what it was, but that person called me back later that day, after having done the practice Spirit guided me to share with them to do, and they told me that it had shifted.  They understood what had happened.  The energy was released.  That part of their experience was done.  A healing had happened.  

I am not a healer.  
God is the healer.  
God IN us is the healer.
It’s not that hard, because our natural state is perfection.  
Our perfection is immutable.
We are, forever, as holy as holy can be.
It’s about remembering.
It’s about giving up the idea of searching for understanding so that we can have the time, energy, space, and the willingness to remember the truth (that sets us free).

And this is what the Power of Love Ministry is ALL about.

We’re training ourselves to remember to remember and stop trying to figure it out.

Every time we’re trying to figure it out, we’re affirming that we don’t know and we can’t remember, so we have to rely upon the ego’s ability to figure it out.  

It’s putting the fox in-charge of the hen house
and then watching it eat all the chickens.  
And then waiting for the eggs to hatch and doing it all over again.
No wonder it’s maddening and leaves us feeling helpless and hopeless.

There’s a MUCH better way and it’s here now.  It’s available to us now.  It’s written in our hearts.  It’s fully and completely pre-installed.  

We help each other to remember.

I have more to say about what’s unfolding for us and I’ll do that in Part 3.  

Power of Love Ministry supports brave souls all over the world who are willing to hold the Light, see the Light, and be the Light in their communities, families, and workplaces.  These brave souls deserve our constant Love and support.  And you are one of us.  We support each other.

Power of Love Ministry is having its first major fundraising effort right now, during this time of national Thanksgiving in America.  Right now, I’m grateful because some wonderful people have been inspired to support others, pay it forward, and share their blessings. A couple of generous good-hearted folks have put up $25,000 as a matching donation to inspire others to contribute to this outpouring of Love.  Until December 4th, every dollar that’s donated to the Power of Love Ministry will be matched, and therefore doubled.  

I believe we can raise the full $25,000 to get the full match of $25,000.  We’ve raised close to $10,000 so far, and we have $15,000 to go in 13 days.  Each dollar you give right now will be doubled.  I’m asking you to please consider giving a donation now to help us reach our goal and to offer more support to more people.  

Click here to make a contribution and support more people in having the courage to be ALL-IN for Love.  

Stay tuned for Part 3 tomorrow!


 

This is Part 3 of a 3 Part series.  You can click here to read the entire series, all 3 parts together, What you might not know about me,

In the first two parts of this series I’ve shared a bit about how difficult my journey has been.  Every day I support people for whom the journey is excruciatingly difficult, but they don’t give up, they have the courage to keep going.  They’re doing the work for all of us – we all are.

What I see, year after year, is people who, like me, are working through feeling helpless and hopeless.  Often, with spiritual students, with the ministers and practitioners, the counselors and coaches, the moms and dads, the grandparents and the single people, …

… there are two things we all have in common:

  • We desire a relief from suffering
  • We desire to know God and feel connected

Probably about 60% of the people this ministry serves are people who have been searching for many years.  The spiritual teachings they’ve been drawn to have helped them to understand spiritual principle and to recover from a religious upbringing or to discover something real after no religion in the family.

There’s a deep sense of longing for Spirit accompanied with confusion, and a sense of maybe being “spiritually stupid.”  I had this feeling so intensely for so long.  I felt that I was intellectually smart, but spiritually stupid because I kept making the same mistakes.  Just being consistently kind, loving and compassionate was SO challenging for me that it led me to feel like I was a monster inside.   It was as if my inner-self was a Hulk-like creature.  

Being such a good student all my life, on the dean’s list all through college, grad school, etc. I could ace any class, including any spiritual class – but I still knew I wasn’t “getting it.”  I was still out in the dark, floundering in the mystery.  It felt to me like a door was locked to me, but open to others.  

For the longest time, I truly believed that others could find God, but not me.  I wasn’t good enough.  I was bad.  There was something wrong with me.  I was so convinced of it.  God didn’t want me.

When I made that decision to go ALL IN I talked about in Part 1, I decided that it didn’t matter how long it took and it didn’t matter how many times a day I failed, this was what I was doing, I was making my life about connecting with Spirit.  That changed everything.  

Within a couple of years from that point, with simple shifts in my spiritual practice, and shifting my energy and attention from studying the teachings to living the teachings, I began to have more and more Peace.  I reached a point I call the “tipping point,” and things became mostly peaceful in my life.  I experienced tremendous relationship healing, emotional healing and mental healing.  And yes, I had some miraculous experiences of healing in my awareness.

What I’m seeing now, after 9 years of teaching my Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp class, 8 years of teaching my year-long Masterful Living Course, 7 years of Living A Course in Miracles classes and radio show, is that people who do actually do this work, in a group, are coming along faster and easier than I did.  Amazing!

And that’s why myself and others are so dedicated to what this ministry is offering.  We’d like to be able to reach even more people and offer even more support.

People tell me these things again and again, week after week, month after month and year after year:

“I never thought to really live ACIM until I started listening to you – for years, I’ve only been studying it.”

“I always gave up on myself until I started in this class.  With so much support, I wanted to keep going.”

“My whole family is changing because I’m living these teachings now.”

“When I started this, I thought I would fail, because I always do.”

“You have completely changed my life.”

To that last one, I always say, “I didn’t change your life – you did.  I only have the power to change my own life, but I’m so glad to know that my sharing what I did inspired you to do something different.”

This year, like never before, I’ve had more and more people participating in the ministry who desire to be teachers, counselors, workshop leaders, and ministers – but they struggle with unworthiness.

I’ve had so many professional people – in business, in schools, in hospitals, and other clinical situations, plus parents and grandparents, telling me their ideas of how to take these principles into their workplaces and communities in ways that would really be effective and helpful for transforming the culture, the mindset and the attitude of the people they’re connecting with.

These people have so much courage.  They are willing to “come out from among them” in order to answer “the call.”

A Course in Miracles clearly tell us:  

I cannot choose for you, but I can help you make your own right choice.  “Many are called but few are chosen” should be, “All are called but few choose to listen.”  Therefore, they do not choose right.  The “chosen ones” are merely those who choose right sooner.  Right minds can do this now, and they will find rest unto their souls.  T-3.IV.7.

The ego tells us that it’s pure arrogance to think we’re called.  The ego turns it into specialness.  In fact, it takes tremendous humility and courage for people to say, “even though I feel unworthy and incapable, I’m going to answer this call I feel in my heart.  I’m going to stop saying NO to Spirit.  I’m going to follow my guidance.”

At the outset, it can seem that the path is so different it will lead them away from everything they know and feel accustomed to and that’s really scary.  For some people it means that they risk losing their friends and family.  Sometimes when we begin to shift in our relationships others are threatened and it creates a stir, on the way to having a healing.

It takes strength and courage, faith and trust to do what Peter did when he stepped out of the boat and walked on the water with Jesus.  For people who are on this path, it can feel that scary.

Now that there are people who have been on this path with me for years, they are holding out their hand to those who are coming along.  Each year we remark at how the new people joining us are of a higher degree of willingness and openness than we ever were.  It’s because we share the same mind.

The willingness of each one shifts us all.  

It’s a WHOLE LOT easier to be willing when there’s a hand to hold in the darkness.  

Those who are involved in this ministry are interested in being able to support more people to have the courage to follow their heart and answer the call – whatever that means for them.  We’re all on the same path, and we each have unique aspects of the curriculum.

Being an online ministry we can reach people all over the world – more than 100 countries.  Because of the contributions of many we’re able now to transcribe all of the classes and radio shows.  We are able to offer daily support at no cost.  

For years, people in other countries and people who are deaf were asking for things like transcripts for the radio shows and transcripts of my daily prayers.  I had no way to do it on my own.  We didn’t have the money.  For years I had to say “someday we’ll do that, it’s on the list.”  

Now, I feel called to offer forgiveness workshops all over the world at no cost.  I feel called to train people from every country to teach forgiveness workshops in their community and to train more to do it so that the powerful healing practice of forgiveness – the core of ACIM – is known and practiced all over the world.  

Because anyone who TRULY does this inner work knows, proves, demonstrates and can testify to the Power of Love transforming their workplace, their family and their community.  We seek to change our heart and mind about ourselves, and the world and that’s what ripples out and touches everyone in our lives – and all humanity – because we share the same mind.  It’s the only way that works.  

20 years ago, 1997’s when I was first involved in the classes at Agape, on a Wednesday night Service, I heard Rev. Dr. Michael Beckwith say that he’d read an article about people who had achieved amazing and extraordinary feats.  He said that they all had said one thing that impressed him.  They said that if they’d known that it was even possible to achieve what they set out to do, they would have set their sights even higher.  They just didn’t know it was even possible.  And then he paused, and he said “Internet, baby!!!!”  

And I felt it go through me like a lightening bolt.  I loved the possibilities of the internet.  Everyone thought I was a nut, but I knew, I could feel the global ministry forming in the ethers.  I knew it was mine to do, but I had no idea how to do it, and I felt completely unworthy of the task.  

I just didn’t let how I felt stop me.
I gave Spirit the heavy lifting of figuring out what I was to do.
And that’s still how I operate.  

I follow Spirit’s guidance in deciding what to do and when to do it.  It’s thrilling.  Every day is challenging and every day is rewarding.

That’s what I’m sharing with others.  It works.
There are more people being called to share this way of living.

And I’m asking you to please support us now.  Right now. Today.  

We have a matching grant – and if we don’t raise the money to match it, we’ll lose it.  Let’s not let that happen.

Power of Love Ministry is having its first major fundraising effort right now, during this time of national Thanksgiving in America.  Right now, I’m grateful because some wonderful people have been inspired to support others, pay it forward, and share their blessings.  A couple of generous good-hearted folks have put up $25,000 as a matching donation to inspire others to contribute to this outpouring of Love.  Until December 4th, every dollar that’s donated to the Power of Love Ministry will be matched, and therefore doubled.  

I believe we can raise the full $25,000 to get the full match of $25,000.  We’ve raised $10,000 so far, and we have $15,000 to go in 12 days.  Each dollar you give right now will be doubled.  I’m asking you to please consider giving a donation now to help us reach our goal and to offer more support to more people.  

Click here to make a contribution now and support more people in having the courage to be ALL-IN for Love.  Let’s support forgiveness being taught all over the world so that we can truly live ACIM.

Thank you for sharing this time with me.  I have felt you as I’ve written this and I pray for everyone in this ministry every day. All boats rise on this tide of Love!

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Kindness

Monday, November 20th, 2017

Sometimes, the last person we’re kind to is ourselves. One of the most unkind things I know of is to live in a stew of resentment.

When we’re stewing in resentment, it’s one of the most unkindest things we can do to ourselves. I know. I became a world-class expert at it. It’s so completely not the best use of our life force.

Here are some of the consequences of stewing in resentment:

  • It doesn’t feel good – we’re only punishing ourselves with holding onto negative energy;
  • It takes us out of the flow of Love and goodness;
  • Because we’re focused on lack and limitation, we’re less available to receive and be prosperous;
  • We are reliving the injury and making it worse;
  • We’re focused in the past;
  • Secretly, feel kind of stupid for being so spiritually immature (hey, I’m just keeping it real here); and
  • It lowers our self-esteem. Yuck!

We can start again whenever we choose. The Self-loving thing to do is to give the Higher Holy Spirit Self the resentments to handle for us. After all, as ACIM teaches us, we don’t know what anything is for – except it’s for helping us to be more loving.

We’re here to be the perfect givers and receivers of Love. It’s Thanksgiving time. NOW is the time for us to step up and do our very best.

I’m inviting you to please do a SELF-forgiveness letter (from my How to Get Over It free workshop) before you go home for the holidays, if you think there’s the slightest chance you could end up spreading your resentment on your loved ones this year.

Don’t let the opportunity for your healing pass you by.

It’s really a matter of SELF-kindness. People ask me all the time, “How can I have more Self-Love?” The answer is to not mistreat ourselves.

Holding onto resentment is like holding onto something that’s biting you and poisoning you. It’s not kind to yourself to do it.

So, then people ask, “HOW do I get rid of the resentment?” It’s about true forgiveness, which is letting go of the meaning we made of it. Our interpretation is what is causing us the pain. We’re doing it to ourselves.

That’s where the Self-forgiveness comes in.

There’s just no benefit at all to stewing in resentment. It’s an old, old self-destructive habit that we’re here to help eliminate. This Thanksgiving, let’s shine the Light of Love and teach only Love, for that is what we ARE!

Our Help Shine the Light fundraising campaign is unfolding! We have until December 4th – to claim our whole matching grant of $25,000. So far, we’ve raised a bit more than $9,000 and we have only $16,000 to go. If we don’t raise the whole amount, we’ll forfeit the part we cannot match. If you haven’t made a contribution yet, please consider making one now to support our being able to offer more support to more people. Your contribution is doubled when you give right now! Please click here now to make a contribution. Thank you!

In case you missed it – grab my FREE CLASS: Would you like to feel successful in your relationships, too? Ready to stop and drop the same old patterns of upset? Would you like to remember to Partner UP and stop struggling in your relationships? Are you willing to stop playing small, and live your calling by healing your relationships? Are you willing to deepen your spiritual practice and accelerate your awakening by being a healing presence in your family? It’s easier than you think! Check out my free class – the download is available now! Relationship Healing & Harmony.

If you’re finding what I’m sharing to be helpful, won’t you please share at Facebook and twitter to let others know? Thank you!

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Worthiness

Sunday, November 19th, 2017

I have come to really like the word, “disciple.” It comes from the Latin word for follower, student, learner. I notice how closely the word disciple resembles the word, “discipline.” Discipline can mean, “to punish,” but it can also mean teaching.

I’ve come to learn that a disciple understands the value of discipline in the form of being able to stay focused on Love and the objective of spiritual awakening.

The ego has it’s own disciplines that keep people conformed to trying to appease an insatiable need. That surely is a punishment.

What interests me is to be watchful for the opportunities to extend Love and to heed the call to Love and be loving. The ego is a trickster and will often instruct us to withdraw or withhold Love.

The ego determines who is worthy and who is unworthy of Love, and yet, the ego knows nothing of Love. Following the ego’s commands about Love surely leads to discipline that is a punishment. It is a block to Love.

As we’re approaching the holiday times, let us realize that the time to extend Love is always now. The time to withhold Love is never.

Because we’re one with all, when we withhold Love we are truly only cutting off ourselves from the flow of all that is good, and healing and helping us to remember our true identity. If we withhold Love from someone we withhold it from ourselves – there’s no way to punish someone and not be punished ourselves.

In my lifetime, I’ve experienced the great suffering coming from following the ego and disciplining myself to be fearful and watchful of others – placing my trust in the ego rather than Love. It’s taken great willingness and a Divine Discipline to become a disciple of Love’s way. In this Divine Discipline, I have found Peace.

Love is our way. It is our natural way. Love is what we are. Let’s embrace what we are and realize that if it’s true for us, it’s true for everyone. This is where our understanding of our worth comes from. It comes from our willingness to Love without grasping, needing, or wanting.

Through our Divine Discipline of Love without conditions, we are healed. Love is our healer, and in our family, we can take the lead through forgiveness. Forgiveness is the release of the blocks to Love. Where there’s more Love flowing, there’s a healing happening.

Let’s claim our healing and share it with everyone! Every act of Love and kindness is a healing balm for all. We change the world with our choice to forgive and open up the floodgates of Love.

All boats rise on the tide of Love.

Our Help Shine the Light fundraising campaign is unfolding! We have until December 4th – to claim our whole matching grant of $25,000. So far, we’ve raised just over $9,000 and we have only $16,000 to go. If we don’t raise the whole amount, we’ll forfeit the part we cannot match. If you haven’t made a contribution yet, please consider making one now to support our being able to offer more support to more people. Your contribution is doubled when you give right now! Please click here now to make a contribution. Thank you!

In case you missed it – grab my FREE CLASS: Would you like to feel successful in your relationships, too? Ready to stop and drop the same old patterns of upset? Would you like to remember to Partner UP and stop struggling in your relationships? Are you willing to stop playing small, and live your calling by healing your relationships? Are you willing to deepen your spiritual practice and accelerate your awakening by being a healing presence in your family? It’s easier than you think! Check out my free class – the download is available now! Relationship Healing & Harmony.

If you’re finding what I’m sharing to be helpful, won’t you please share at Facebook and twitter to let others know? Thank you!

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Thanksgiving

Saturday, November 18th, 2017

Thanksgiving is a holiday here in the U.S., and it’s also a form of spiritual practice. Learning to be grateful, truly grateful, even for the most difficult and challenging parts of our lives is a powerful spiritual practice that busts up fearful and limited thinking.

In 1997, I was still new to meditation. I had been meditating only for about 11 years. I went to a Good Friday service at Agape in Los Angeles. It was a day of meditation and prayer offered in the sanctuary and people were coming and going all day. I drove over to Agape to steep myself in the Good Friday energy of healing with prayer and meditation at my spiritual community.

I took a seat in the darkened stillness of the Agape sanctuary and I turned within to meditate and connect with Spirit. A few minutes later, I could hear the slight sounds of someone coming in and sitting directly in front of me. After about 30 minutes or so, I opened my eyes to look around, have a stretch and I saw that my minister, Rev. Michael Beckwith, was the one sitting in front of me. I recognized him immediately as he had been my teacher for several years.

What I also noticed was that he was sleeping. He had his head leaned forward and the movement of his breath and his head were the clear signs of someone who was having a nap sitting up. And I rejoiced. I did an inner victory dance. I was so grateful.

I was so grateful because at that time I was finding it still so difficult to meditate and have a quiet mind. I was still falling asleep in meditation. I was still so distracted in the stillness. There was stillness in the room, but my mind was moving like the Indianapolis 500. Vroom, vroom, vroom!

I was so grateful because I believed this: If my teacher was sleeping in meditation at church, then I wasn’t so bad.

I was grateful because I felt that I wouldn’t always be at the place I was, and I was glad that I was beginning (after 10 years of meditating on and off) at the place of feeling that I couldn’t have a complete inhalation or exhalation without an intrusive thought.

I was grateful precisely because I was starting at the very bottom starting point and I knew that I wouldn’t stay there. I KNEW I would make progress. And I knew that someday I would teach meditation and I would be able to say, “When I started, I couldn’t take a breath without a thought. When I started meditating, my mind was like a barrel full of hungry monkeys.”

And I knew that when I would eventually teach meditation, and share about where I started from, people would relax and feel more comfortable because they were starting in the same place as me, and because I didn’t stay there, they might not either.

And that’s Thanksgiving without the turkey.

What if you flipped your opinion about yourself, or someone else, the way I did? Instead of feeling like a lost loser, or a failure, what if you celebrate the growth that’s unfolding and claim your spiritual destiny of awakening awareness?

Let’s keep our eye on the prize and know that wherever we are, we’re still headed in one and only one direction – awakening and enlightenment. Let’s focus on what’s unfolding rather than what has been. Let’s be thankful that we’re spiraling upward together.

Gratitude lifts our vibration and helps us to see, feel, hear, and know more clearly. That’s where we place our attention now and we’re grateful we can choose to be grateful!

Our Help Shine the Light fundraising campaign is unfolding! We have until December 4th – to claim our whole matching grant of $25,000. So far, we’ve raised just about $9,000 and we have only $16,000 to go. If we don’t raise the whole amount, we’ll forfeit the part we cannot match. If you haven’t made a contribution yet, please consider making one now to support our being able to offer more support to more people. Your contribution is doubled when you give right now! Please click here now to make a contribution. Thank you!

In case you missed it – grab my FREE CLASS: Would you like to feel successful in your relationships, too? Ready to stop and drop the same old patterns of upset? Would you like to remember to Partner UP and stop struggling in your relationships? Are you willing to stop playing small, and live your calling by healing your relationships? Are you willing to deepen your spiritual practice and accelerate your awakening by being a healing presence in your family? It’s easier than you think! Check out my free class – the download is available now! Relationship Healing & Harmony.

If you’re finding what I’m sharing to be helpful, won’t you please share at Facebook and twitter to let others know? Thank you!  

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Increase Your Spiritual Success!

Friday, November 17th, 2017

One surefire way I know to increase your spiritual success is to make your spiritual practice something you do all day long in every moment of the day.  It’s tempting to tune out and go unconscious – to vegetate or simply unplug.  What are we unplugging from?  God?  Life?  The flow of Love?  The world of insanity?  Let’s be clear about it.

I can remember how excited I felt when I realized that every moment offers a healing opportunity.  I began to consciously choose to look for opportunities to practice patience, kindness, generosity, and stillness.  I began to look for my opportunities to smile at people, to say something kind and complimentary, and it was as if I discovered all these ways to give myself a sweet gift again and again, throughout the day.

I also began to stop myself from being rude, unkind, belligerent, and all the other kinds of attack I had in my bag of tricks.  It felt so good to replace being unkind with being helpful.  I felt so grateful that I could change so many things in my life so quickly!

My many spiritual success helped me to change my mind about myself.
I began to feel more and more worthy of Love and goodness.

I began to feel happier and more lighthearted.
I dropped the weight I felt in my heart.
I discovered the Light that was always there.

I started to have a secret smile.
I knew I was onto something.
I was feeling the Joy of being loving.

Each day affords us so many opportunities.
What’s even better is to have spiritual community and Prayer Partners to share it with.

That’s why I love to bring people together to experience more of our true identity, which is naturally loving and kind!  Spiritual success is ours now, we don’t have to wait!

Our Help Shine the Light fundraising campaign is picking up!  We raised close to $1,000 yesterday. Thanks to generous donations from beautiful people!  We have until December 4th – to claim our whole matching grant of $25,000.  So far, we’ve raised close to $9,000 and we have only $16,000 to go.  If you haven’t made a contribution yet, please consider making one now to support our being able to offer more support to more people. Please click here now to make a contribution.

In case you missed it – grab my FREE CLASS:  Would you like to feel successful in your relationships, too? Ready to stop and drop the same old patterns of upset? Would you like to remember to Partner UP and stop struggling in your relationships? Are you willing to stop playing small, and live your calling by healing your relationships? Are you willing to deepen your spiritual practice and accelerate your awakening by being a healing presence in your family? It’s easier than you think! Check out my free class – the download is available now!  Relationship Healing & Harmony.

If you’re finding what I’m sharing to be helpful won’t you please share at facebook and twitter to let others know?  Thank you!

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Your Loving Support

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

The Lion King has that wonderful teaching about the circle of life.  There is definitely a circular nature to giving and receiving.  I used to feel strings were attached to everything someone gave me, and that feeling of owing wasn’t something I liked, so I decided not to receive much.  I began to close off from receiving and limit the flow of good.  I became a poor receiver.

It took me a long time to learn that everything I receive, I receive from Spirit.
Everything I give, I give to Spirit – and that’s the circle of life that makes sense to me.

One relationship that God is having with itself by means of us.
If we are good and gracious givers and receivers then we’re in the flow of Love, and all of our needs are met by Spirit.

When we start to try to control and manipulate the flow, lack and limitation are close behind.

One of my favorite practices of being in the flow of Love is * giving in a myriad of ways.  And that’s why we have a steady stream of free offerings at Power of Love Ministry.  We give and give and give, because I feel Spirit gives me so much that I am inspired to give continuously, too.
It’s been just about nine days since we embarked on our first-ever fundraising campaign to Help Shine the Light. We have some beautiful and generous folks who are inspired by our mission and vision and they’ve promised to match ALL contributions up to $25,000. if we can raise the money now.  The operative word is “now.”
We only have until December 4 to raise $25,000 in order to receive the $25,000 matching.  Please help us to reach our goal!.
December 4 may seem like a long way off, but it’s only 23 days.  It’s a busy time of year.  Thanksgiving is next week!  My birthday is the week after that! And then we’re at December 4.

We’re at about $8,000 now, which is great, but if we don’t raise the $25,000 we won’t get the full match ?.

Here’s what I’ve seen over the last 10 years:  People come into the free classes, listen to the daily prayers, and listen to the radio show, and they tell me over and over again that their lives are profoundly changing.  Their relationships are really improving, there’s more Love in their lives and it’s very noticeable.

While I’m so happy to donate my time to many worthy causes, it still takes a staff to support all the technical aspects of having a global ministry that offers so many free things.  To be able to reach people with a free class takes money.

  • Your donations really do make it possible for us to tell more people about our free classes.
  • Your contributions make it possible for us to offer more free classes.
  • Your donations make it possible for us to transcribe the radio shows and the prayers so that the hearing impaired can participate, too.  Our transcripts are a Godsend to many people for whom English is a second language.
  • Your contributions make it possible for us to give partial scholarship to classes and support people who are on a pension, social security, or disability  – and these are often people who aren’t able to get out much. So, being able to participate in classes gives them a community of like-minded souls.
  • Your donations make it possible to do so much for many people all over the world – this is how global change occurs – by supporting people in deepening their spiritual practice and connection with God.  This is how we get to a spiritual tipping point for all beings!

Our free Living A Course in Miracles classes have helped so many people learn about A Course in Miracles and become inspired to pick it up again or open it for the first time.  Isn’t that wonderful?
Our goal is to raise $50,000 to invest in helping more people to apply these beautiful principles to their lives.
YOUR gift will be matched dollar for dollar if you give NOW.
With your help we can meet our goal of $50,000!  How cool is that?

Here’s the link to use now:
https://www.powerofloveministry.net/donate.html

If you had any thoughts at all about making a tax-deductible contribution this year – now’s the time so we can receive the entire matching grant!
Would you please consider making a contribution to help us support more people around the world?

Your donation makes it possible for Power of Love Ministry to better serve those who have a strong inner calling to be of service, too, and live a deeper spiritual life.
We wish to thank you in advance for being a part of this expansion.  Together, we support all who wish to be a healing presence in their life and in their community in order to make the world a more loving place for everyone.  Together we’re:

Creating Capacity to Transform More Lives

All boats rise on this tide of Love!
Thank you!
One more thing – If you see my posts on Facebook, please help me to get the word out by commenting on them!  Thank you!

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Guilt and Revenge

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

Yesterday on my radio show, I was sharing about how guilt is so insidious and it infiltrates our relationships in ways that we don’t even have a tiny part of a clue.  Ugh!!  And I also shared some clear ways to get that trash out of our relationships!  Please make a plan to listen!

This holiday season, I’m on a mission to support us all in experiencing more Love and being in the flow of Love.  Love IS Wisdom and intelligence.  Love is the very essence of intelligence.  When we’re * in our loving hearts, living from that loving space, we’re SO smart and clever and clear.  Let’s go there and stay there.

What takes us out of that Clarity of our loving heart, or even worse, prevents us from ever getting there, is little tiny expressions of guilt.  If we ONLY focus on getting those blocks to Love out of the picture, then of course, we’re going to have more Love flowing all of the time.

Believing that others are the cause of our upset is just one of the many ways that we keep ourselves on a hamster wheel of playing small and living in lack and limitation.  It’s amazing how quickly we can heal that habit when we put the Higher Holy Spirit Self in-charge!

I’m inviting you to please listen to my radio show from yesterday on Keeping Guilt From Ruining Our Relationships

Of course, my show is totally free for the download right now.  And in case you don’t already know, the easiest way to get the downloads of my radio show is through the podcast.  Click here to get the podcast now – or – you can get it easily with your podcast app on your smartphone or tablet – just search for Jennifer Hadley – and look for this icon here:

TODAY is my Sacred Circle day!  This is my monthly membership program that gives you a weekly call of group spiritual counseling.  Join my Sacred Circle and you can ask me any question you would like on the phone, online, or in writing!  I love it!  We have an awesome group of people who are doing the deep work!  Try my Sacred Circle for a month and see!  4 spiritual counseling calls with me each month – ask me any question!  Join me live or get the download later.

If you’re finding what I’m sharing to be helpful, won’t you please share at Facebook and twitter to let others know?  Thank you!

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Gary Renard’s New Book

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Gary Renard, the author of Disappearance of the Universe, has just come out with a new book.  I feel that Disappearance of the Universe is an extremely valuable book that really inspired me.  For many people, it’s a wonderful way to understand A Course in Miracles.

Gary’s books are provocative, informing, inspiring, and funny!

His latest book is The Lifetimes When Jesus and Buddha Knew Each Other.  I’ve only just started reading it, but I had to tell you about it!

Gary’s new book *explores six of the lifetimes in which Jesus and Buddha lived together, beginning in700 B.C.

If it calls to you, I encourage you to check it out – here’s a link to look at or purchase the book from Amazon.com.  Click now to see the book: The Lifetimes When Jesus and Buddha Knew Each Other: A History of Mighty Companions

We do tend to incarnate with the same people again and again.  Which is all the more reason to focus on healing our relationships and not taking the negativity into the next lifetime.

Since guilt is a major issue for people in their relating to others, we’re going to be looking at that today on my radio show.  I feel so strongly that the healing opportunities in our relationships are extraordinary now, and it’s the thing for us to focus on.  Please join me live or get the download!

TODAY RADIO SHOW:  On my radio show today, my topic is Keeping Guilt From Ruining Our Relationships.

You can listen in LIVE on my radio show – click here for details – or you can click here to get the download later at iTunes or Stitcher for Android. All the previous episodes are free at iTunes & Stitcher right now!  Transcripts and more are available here:  LivingACourseinMiracles.com You can subscribe to the podcast and get the show every week automatically on your phone, iPod, iPad or computer.  Check it out!

If you enjoy the radio show, will you please write a review so more people find the show? The more reviews, the more iTunes and Stitcher show it to people!  Thank you!

If you’re finding what I’m sharing to be helpful, won’t you please share at Facebook and twitter to let others know?  Thank you!

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Relationship Resistance

Monday, November 13th, 2017

I used to resist my relationship breakthrough opportunities again and again.  I was having my own disappointing “Groundhog Day” experience and it wasn’t funny at all.  It was intensely discouraging for me!

I’d feel paralyzed to make the change I knew I had to make to have a breakthrough.  I’d let so many healing opportunities pass right on by.  Now, I’m grateful for my painful past experiences, because I learned *so much about what it feels like to be stuck on an UNmerry-go-round of my own making.

What I recall now is how I would repeat the same painful experiences and then be mad at myself for not having the ability to see the opportunity to do something different.  The meaning I made of it at the time was that I was stupid and there was something so intensely WRONG with me.

I even began to feel that I was addicted to the behaviors that led to my unhappiness because it felt like I couldn’t help myself.  I felt so inept at times.  It only increased my self-judgment.

I was constantly thinking that I had to figure it all out and it felt like it was completely beyond my ability.  I thought I had to work in form, push density, and MAKE things happen to heal my relationships.

It took me so many years to find the better way.  As soon as I figured it out, the healing began happening.  Phew!

My class last week on Relationship Healing & Harmony was designed to share with you some of the key things I learned through all my difficulties.  My intention is to be truly helpful in offering these clear and simple tips.

If you have relationship issues, this is the class for you and it’s up right now for you to listen to on replay, and download.  We even have the transcript for you.

I know so many people who are telling me about their relationship challenges. Those challenges, ALL challenges are the opportunity to have a breakthrough to healing. Are you resisting or are you willing?

There were 5 clear tips I presented in my recent class. Now is the time to really bring on your breakthrough. If you’re willing to be led and guided Spirit will show you the way!

Do you have any upsets in your relationships? Now is the time to rock your healing!  It can make such a difference for you and your loved ones and truly improve the quality of your relationships – ALL of your relationships will benefit from applying these simple tips.

FREE CLASS:  Let me suggest some simple ways you can immediately feel more successful in your relationships.  When you’re ready to stop and drop the same old patterns of upset in relationships, the tips and tools I offer in this free class will really support you.  They’re SO simple and yet they have a profound effect.    You can learn to remember to Partner UP rather than struggling in your relationships and that feels so good.  You can stop playing small, and live your calling by ALLOWING healing your relationships.  Are you willing to make more loving choices to deepen your spiritual practice and accelerate your awakening by being a healing presence in your family? It’s easier than you think! Check out my free class – the download is available now!  Relationship Healing & Harmony.

If you’re finding what I’m sharing to be helpful won’t you please share at facebook and twitter to let others know?  Thank you! 

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Relationship Hell to Relationship Healing

Friday, November 10th, 2017

One of the MOST distressing thoughts we have in our human experience is the thought of being separated from the people we love – and we often do it to ourselves.

Because people don’t do what we wish and think they should do, we think that someone doesn’t love us, and therefore, we need to walk away from them, cut them out of our life, and end the relationships. Ugh. This kind of thinking causes much distress, and it’s so common.

It’s all part of  the ego theme and pattern of separation from Love showing up in our mind and then in our relationships. If we believe it’s real, we start to see separation and lack all over the place.

Many people ask me about how to know when it’s time to end a relationship. This is something that comes up a lot around the holiday time of year.

I have learned this:

ALL of our relationships are eternal because we are eternal beings.
And, because we’re One with everyone, there’s no way to really end them.

That would only be something that we could experience in our identification with a false, separate self.

Our relationships don’t have an end, and in truth, they don’t have a beginning.

We are One, together, eternally.

Given these basic facts, trying to end a relationship or even worrying about the end of a relationship, isn’t helpful or productive.

Instead, we focus our mental and emotional energy on simply being loving. We give the management of our relationships to the Higher Holy Spirit Self and look for the loving choices. This is what works and heals.

There are times when our relationships seem to ebb. The tide seems to go out. Like they say, “People are in our life for a season or a reason.” Instead of grasping, we can allow the ebb and flow of the appearance and hold in our heart that the ideal is unfolding and making itself known. We can think we know what the ideal is, but if we’re not in Joy, then we don’t know, and we’re imagining something less than perfect.

It’s not so easy to give the Higher Holy Spirit Self control of our relationships when we cling to believing we know how things should be. They may shift and change in ways that the ego does not like at all. And in this, we can have a HUGE healing. All healing is welcome.

I am so grateful I can choose healing.
I am so grateful I can give the heavy lifting of figuring out HOW to make it happen to the Higher Holy Spirit Self.
I’m so grateful I can allow the healing and set myself free!

FREE CLASS:  Would you like to feel successful in your relationships, too? Ready to stop and drop the same old patterns of upset? Would you like to remember to Partner UP and stop struggling in your relationships? Are you willing to stop playing small, and live your calling by healing your relationships? Are you willing to deepen your spiritual practice and accelerate your awakening by being a healing presence in your family? It’s easier than you think! Check out my free class – the download is available now!  Relationship Healing & Harmony.

If you’re finding what I’m sharing to be helpful, won’t you please share at Facebook and twitter to let others know?  Thank you!

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Help Us Shine the Light!

Thursday, November 9th, 2017

We’ve embarked on a first-ever fundraising campaign to Help Shine the Light.
Our goal is to raise $50,000. to invest in growing the community and helping more people to apply these beautiful principles to their lives.

Here’s my exciting news!!

We have some generous folks who are inspired by our mission and have promised to match ALL contributions up to $25,000. if we can raise the money now.  WOW!
YOUR gift will be matched dollar for dollar if you give NOW.  With your help we can meet our goal of $50,000!  How cool is that?

Here’s the link to use now:

https://www.powerofloveministry.net/donate.html

The mission of Power of Love, a non-profit ministry, is to offer a loving community to folks, such as yourself, who yearn to get out of their heads and into their hearts.

Through the ministry’s classes, workshops, professional trainings and retreats, focused on forgiveness, building faith, affirmative prayer, relationship healing, spiritual counseling and compassion, we lead people from the intellectual study of spiritual principles into the moment-by-moment of living these principles and improving the quality of their lives.

We’ve proven that by joining together, having simple tools and practices that work, remembering to laugh and Love, the miracle actually happens.  We open our hearts and minds to Love’s Presence.  We begin to recall that our true identity is Love.  We begin to let Love lead us.

Sometimes, I wish I could tell you specifically about the people I connect with who tell me they were on the verge of killing themselves, but then “something” (Spirit) led them to listen to one of my prayers, or watch a video, or listen to a free class.  And from there, they began to have a Ray of Light, and then they took a class that we were offering at no cost, and then they started listening to the radio show, and then they started studying ACIM and – boom!  Now, they’re helping others.  This happens on a regular basis.

People who were on their own, feeling lost, confused, helpless, hopeless, depressed and ALONE, so alone, found a community of like-minded souls through our many ways of sharing at no cost.

Together, we can definitely improve our ability to offer support, and together, we can reach many more people who never even heard of ACIM.  After all, with what we’ve done so far, we’ve reached people in over 100 countries!
You’re a VITAL and IMPORTANT part of this movement to extend Love to our brothers and sisters, and you can help us provide more support to more people all over the world, so that they, like you, will be inspired to share and to Love.
Here’s what we’re investing in:  Many seek to find a life of Love and happiness, true spiritual connection.  Many invest years of seeking with the intellect, studying and reading, without finding a shift in their heart.  For some, it leads to discouragement and even hopelessness.  Folks can feel the miracle of Love calling them, but they feel unworthy.
Yet, with tangible support from a community of like-minded souls, people transform their lives, their relationships and even their workplaces because they feel inspired to truly live the teachings rather than study them.  Their living demonstration inspires everyone around them to be more kind, loving, and generous.

What will your investment allow us to achieve?

  • We can offer online A Course in Miracles study groups – yes!  We can build this!  Imagine what a difference that will make to people who have NO ONE to talk to about these teachings.
  • We can develop minister and teacher training courses to support more people around the world
  • We can improve the ministry website to help more people get easy access to our materials – we’re giving wonderful tools and classes away – let’s get them to more people!
  • We can share these gifts with more people from around the world in discovering the value of A Course in Miracles, affirmative prayer, spiritual practice, and forgiveness through these offerings.

If you had any thoughts at all about making a tax-deductible contribution this year – now’s the time, so we can receive the entire matching grant!

Would you please consider making a contribution to help us support more people around the world?

Your donation makes it possible to expand Power of Love Ministry to better serve those who have a strong inner calling to be of service too and live a deeper spiritual life. 

We wish to thank you in advance for being a part of this expansion.  Together, we support all who wish to be a healing presence in their life and in their community in order to make the world a more loving place for everyone.  Together, we are:

Creating Capacity to Transform More Lives

All boats rise on this tide of Love!

Thank you!

One more thing – If you see my posts on Facebook, it will really help to get the word out if you comment on them!  Thank you!

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Family Freak Out

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

Why does our family always seem to push our buttons?
Because they installed them.

That’s the joke. It’s funny, and I can laugh about it, but it’s not actually true. I’m the one that installed every button. Every single one.

As I’ve been preparing for my class on Relationship Healing & Harmony, I’ve been thinking about being with my family for Thanksgiving this year.  And I’m so aware of how much things have changed in my family from how they used to be.

I’ve had some pretty painful Thanksgivings in the past, and I’ve learned from my unloving choices.

I’ve learned that when my buttons are being pushed and I get triggered into feeling upset that this is my answered prayer.

That might seem crazy. How could feeling upset be an answered prayer?

Well, when we’re triggered, or even when an old unpleasant memory comes into our awareness, this is our opportunity to, “choose again,” as it says in A Course in Miracles.

ACIM tells us that whenever we’re in pain, we’re looking with a wrong perspective.  Our mental and emotional pain lets us know that in the past, we made a wrong decision about life, ourselves, Love, family, whatever it is, and the pain is the reminder to choose again. I call the upset, “the Divine alarm clock,” going off to let me know that I have an opportunity for healing.

The thing that I actively did that changed my life so much was I made a decision to transform the upsets into a healing opportunity. I decided to train myself to choose again. I decided to learn to recognize the sound of that Divine alarm clock and not hit the snooze button, but to use it to wake myself up.

For years, I found that the holiday times with my family were when I got triggered most. Old hurts and wounds were coming up for healing. I decided to make the most of my healing opportunities and not let them keep passing me by.

Every upset was my Higher Holy Spirit Self placing in front of me the opportunity to choose again. I could choose to be offended and upset again, or I could choose to have a healing. It was always my choice. I was never a victim. I began to have so much healing and so much RELIEF from upset by being grateful for the upset and choosing my healing.

I was able to share my healing with everyone in my family and everyone in the world. I love that.

Why waste one more minute being annoyed or hurt? Give it up to the Higher Holy Spirit Self for healing. Don’t allow yourself to get on the pain train anymore. It’s an act of Self-Love to make a new choice.

When the upset comes, say this:

“Higher Holy Spirit Self, please take this upset, this thought, this belief, this opinion or judgment out of my mind. Whatever it is, known or unknown, heal it back to the root source so that I never experience it again. I’m done with the painful past. I’m only interested in being loving now. Please share the benefits of my healing and expansion with everyone. Let all beings who have this upset have a healing now.”

When we’re really more interested in healing than we are in being right, then the healing happens. It just takes that willingness to be loving rather than needing to be right.

Whenever you feel upset, you can be happy instead – take the healing opportunity and share the benefits with everyone!

Think about it: I’m doing my healing for YOU, you can do your healing for ME, and together we can remember we are ONE and ALL pain and suffering will end!

Would you like to feel successful in your relationships, too? Ready to stop and drop the same old patterns of upset? Would you like to remember to Partner UP and stop struggling in your relationships? Are you willing to stop playing small, and live your calling by healing your relationships? Are you willing to deepen your spiritual practice and accelerate your awakening by being a healing presence in your family? It’s easier than you think! Check out my free class I recorded yesterday:

Relationship Harmony & Healing
Click here to register and get the download!

Joining with others speeds our sense of healing and strengthens our sense of Unity – that’s part of why I love being a spiritual counselor, and why I love training spiritual counselors and empowering them.  Please consider working with one of the spiritual counselors I’m training – you can book a session on a donation basis – look here:  https://jenniferhadley.com/spiritual-counselors/

TODAY is my Sacred Circle day!  This is my monthly membership program that gives you a weekly call of group spiritual counseling.  Join my Sacred Circle and you can ask me any question you would like on the phone, online, or in writing!  I love it!  We have an awesome group of people who are doing the deep work!  Try my Sacred Circle for a month and see!  4 spiritual counseling calls with me each month – ask me any question!  Join me live or get the download later.

If you’re finding what I’m sharing to be helpful, won’t you please share at Facebook and twitter to let others know?  Thank you!

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Relationship Healing & Harmony

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

Here we are again.  The holidays are on their way.  Some people are bracing for challenging holiday times.

I’ve ruined my fair share of family holidays. And I do mean RUINED. I used to have a tremendous temper and if I got set off, I would take everyone down with me. It was so awful.

I’m so glad that doesn’t happen anymore.

Having difficult and disappointing holiday times repeating over and over again is an intense cycle of suffering. I’m happy to share what I’ve learned and support others who’d like to really shift that pattern and have lasting healing.

Today in my free class, I’ve got 5 tips that will TRULY change your relationships.

You can be that healing fulcrum point in your family. And that’s why I’m offering a free class TODAY – my Relationship Healing & Harmony class is completely my gift to you – all you have to do is register.

I’ve got some simple tips that really help increase the Harmony and healing in our relationships – and keep it going all year long.  It really does work.

Please join me TODAY in this free class and bring your relationship questions!

My free class TODAY is also a preview for my yearlong Masterful Living Course 2018.  And I’m making a special offer in the class tomorrow.  Just an FYI!

If you’re finding what I’m sharing to be helpful, won’t you please share at Facebook and twitter to let others know?  Thank you!

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Intensity

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

We continue to be in a time of great intensity.  It’s absolutely clear to me that the intensity is going to continue.  The pressure we’re all feeling is the pressure that forms the diamond.

We’re returning to our natural pristine state of awareness.

The pressure we feel is to help us to let go of attachments, cravings, aversions, and addictive-compulsive tendencies.  If we cling to playing small, it’s going to be painful.

Let us not play small anymore.

We are lifted and carried when we ALLOW Spirit to take the load.  Let’s not attach our minds to thinking it’s hard, or difficult, or dense.  It feels quite intense at times, but there are NO levels of difficulty in healing in the illusion.

We stay focused on expanding into living as our true Self, teaching only Love.

Staying firmly on track with a vision of Love and healing requires the fire of DESIRE.  It’s the fire of desire that burns away our complacency and despair, the hopelessness and ambivalence.   It’s the fire of desire that burns away the attachments to playing small.

Spirit will do ALL the work of our awakening if we allow it.  Our job is to call it forth and ALLOW it.

We don’t have to figure out HOW.  Simply, allow.  Don’t give up, give it UP!
Let’s focus on what we’d like rather than how to make it happen.  Let’s ALLOW Spirit to do it FOR us.

One life. One Love. One Will.
God’s Will IS our will, for we are One with our Creator.  

God’s Will be done in our hearts and minds on earth as it is in Heaven!

If you’re finding what I’m sharing to be helpful, won’t you please share at Facebook and twitter to let others know?  Thank you!

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