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Finger

Sunday, August 30th, 2020

I had a bizarre experience the other day. Friday I left for my vacation. I left Vermont and was driving to Lisa Natoli and Bill Free’s house in Maine, and that’s where I am now. We love to get together and enjoy each other’s company while having coffee and an assortment of delicious foods. We delight ourselves with hours and hours and HOURS of talking, eating, cooking and basking in the glow of Love.

I had a 3.5 hour drive to Bill and Lisa’s house and on the way I realized I really had a hankering for a cup of coffee and I didn’t want to wait. About an hour from their home I pulled over to a Dunkin’ Donuts drive thru for my coffee. While waiting at the window I got out of the car to go to the backseat where I had a cooler that had in it a container of almond coconut creamer that I wished to use in my coffee.

I got the creamer, and when I shut the car door to get back in the front seat, I shut the door on my hand. Specifically, I shut the door on my index finger. I looked at my finger, trapped in the door, up to the second knuckle! I was aghast! The door was completely closed on my finger. How did that happen? I felt like I was in a twilight zone! Wait, what’s happening now?

I couldn’t believe I had done it. What the heck, man!

Then, I had the thought, because the door was completely closed on my finger, “I hope the door isn’t locked now.” I guess my mind was preparing for worst case scenario and visualizing. I held the thought, “it’s open, and will open easily, all is well” the door opened easily. I was relieved.

When I saw my finger, I saw that there was a cut, or a tear in the skin, just below the second knuckle, but it wasn’t smashed or horrible, I was much relieved.

Yes, it hurt. It definitely hurt. A lot.

But I was beginning to be surprised that it didn’t hurt more.

As soon as I took my finger out of the door frame it began to bleed and a drop of blood ran quickly around the side of my finger. I shut the door, got into the front seat, looking for a tissue in my purse to stop the blood.

I bent my finger and tested it out. Not broken. Phew!

It hurt. A lot. But it didn’t hurt as much as I thought it “should.”

I got my coffee, I pulled my car out of the line to the side and I had the thought, “this could be very difficult to drive like this.”

I also had the thought, since it was my right hand, “it could be hard to drink the coffee and drive.” Perish THAT thought!!
I added the creamer, spilled a little hot coffee in the car – it was VERY hot. Yikes!

Now, throughout this experience, I was also thinking “all is well.”

That’s my go to thought when there’s a concern.
“All is well. All is well. All is well.”
I usually say it at least three times.

I realized later that through this sequence of events, as a “negative scenario” thought would arise in my awareness, I’d banish it and think of what I’d like to have happen, visualize that and lock it in. That’s how I work with my mind.

It’s not that negative thoughts and possibilities don’t arise in my mind, I don’t wish to EXPERIENCE them, so I don’t entertain them. I go the other way. AND I got the extra mile of visualizing what I’d like.

I call it CATCH, RELEASE, REPLACE.

Catch the thought of what I don’t want.

Release it to the Higher Holy Spirit Self for healing.

Replace it with the thought and visualization of what I’d like to experience.

I have the power of choice.
I have the power of decision.
I focus on what I’d like and banish the thought of what I wouldn’t like to have happen.

I AM NOT A VICTIM OF THE WORLD I SEE.

As I was pulled over, there in the Dunkin’ Donuts parking lot, I said. “this hurts a lot.” I was just acknowledging what was. Still it didn’t hurt as much as It thought it could given what happened. I definitely felt I was experiencing a miracle.

I knew it would be healing just fine and there was nothing to worry about.

I knew it could be difficult to drive with the bleeding, the pain and protecting the finger from doing much – and I still had a desire to drink that coffee which needed to cool off!

I held in my mind, “the pain is leaving. This will not be a problem. It is healing quickly. The coffee is cooling and I’ll be able to drink it soon.

Focused on the results I was interested in – without attachment. No fear, no worry, no doubt.

I got back on the road to Lisa and Bill’s house. I drank my coffee as I drove. Checking my bloody finger, feeling the pain disappear. Miracles were happening in my mind and demonstrating in form.

I had to keep the tissue on my finger the whole way, but there wasn’t that much blood.

The pain really did dramatically diminish. I arrived at my destination in perfect timing.

That night, in bed, I woke up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom. I had a bandaid on it to keep it from opening up and getting blood on the bed. I noticed that it hurt quite a bit. I had the thought “this could keep me from going right back to sleep.”

Well, that wasn’t the result that I was interested in.

I wished to immediately return to deep sleep like I normally do if I use the restroom in the middle of the night.

I said to the pain, “I’m not having it.”

I felt it immediately diminish and fade into the background as I drifted back to a deep sleep.

I have wondered, “what’s this for?”

I know that A Course in Miracles tells me:

“What could you not accept, if you but knew that everything that happens, all events, past, present and to come, are gently planned by One Whose only purpose is your good? Perhaps you have misunderstood His plan, for He would never offer pain to you.”

I can see now, in my experience, it was clearly demonstrated to me that pain was my choice.
I can see now, that I had an expectation of pain and injury and I cleared that from my mind to the best of my ability that day.

In my history, in my past, I have had many thousands of experiences where I saw the possibility that it would be painful and that is what I chose.

I wanted those experiences to be painful, but they didn’t have to be.
I chose the pain. And I got what I wanted.
I wanted to be a victim.
I did that for DECADES.
Now, I’m having a new and different experience because of my WILLINGNESS.

A Course in Miracles also tells us in the text, section on Responsibility for Sight:
“I am responsible for what I see. I choose the feelings I experience, and I decide upon the goal I would achieve. And everything that seems to happen to me I ask for, and receive as I have asked. Deceive yourself no longer that you are helpless in the face of what is done to you. Acknowledge but that you have been mistaken, and all effects of your mistakes will disappear.” T-21.II.2.

I choose the feelings that I am interested in experiencing, that will give me the results that I would like. Here, with my finger, is a living example of that for me, and for me to share.

I knew, when I looked at my finger caught in that door, that something very weird was happening. Very weird in deed.

I have greater clarity now about how I live my life this way.
Pausing, almost imperceptibly at times, to choose what I would lIke.
Eliminating what I wouldn’t like.

And, of course, I can also see where I can step up my game and be even more proactive about my thoughts.

I’m having a healing as I write this.

If you listen to my ACIM podcast then you know that I recently had made a huge life change, renting a house for a year. The house was sold two weeks after I moved in, forcing me to move 2 weeks ago. I wished for the house to sell because it belonged to my friends and they’d been trying to sell it for more than 5 years.

I intended to be helpful to my friends, knowing that their good and my good are inextricably linked. What is the highest good for one is the highest good for all because we’re one with each other and it cannot be another way. This I absolutely know and I rely upon it every day. This IS the truth that sets me free from a huge planet-full of separation thoughts.

I was within 2 weeks of moving out of the house I was in, with no idea of where I would move to, but I knew that Spirit knew and that I’d be fine. I’ve been through things like this many times before. I wasn’t worried or concerned. I was looking forward to what unfolded and the discovery of it – as well as to the delight of it, because I anticipate that Spirit will delight me.

I haven’t had any difficulty typing this message. The cut is healing, and there’s a bit of swelling around the knuckle, but my mobility is great and there’s very little discomfort. I feel grateful!

Life is weird and strange – with bizarre and intense things happening!
ALL of it works together for our good.
I know it, and I depend upon it.

As I write this, Lisa Natoli just realized we could have the leftover blueberry crumble she made for dessert last night for our breakfast! How good is that? Yum!

Look, let me just say this – we can change so much of our life experience, using our mind, if we’re willing to take responsibility and act in league with the infinite, with the Higher Holy Spirit Self, knowing that ALL of life is supporting us, that EVERYTHING is for us and NOTHING is against us, we can live an entirely different life.

And that is the point of my Stop Playing Small Online Retreat next month. If you’d really like to do this work, and change your entire life, your relationships, your experience, your finances, your body, your happiness and peace of mind, then consider this:

You will never regret your choice, and you’ll only be so glad you did – at least that’s what I hear from the people who have done it.

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

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

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

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

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

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Transcending Despair and Dread

Saturday, August 29th, 2020

It’s very common for people to go through a period of despair on the way to rising up out of the ego’s quagmire.  I certainly did. Despair is a systemic hopelessness.

And some people get caught in despair and dread.  It’s not a failure, but it can feel like that.  There’s the opportunity to shed the beliefs, and heal the root causes.  

We don’t have to settle with dread and despair.

We don’t have to manage it or cope with it.

We can have a healing.

When we believe many of the ego thoughts and move into a place of feeling that there’s no hope for us then despair is quick to follow.

It feels natural, in a way.  

If we believe the insanity of the ego we’ll feel trapped.

If we feel trapped without a way out, then we’re going to feel despair.

We can actually choose not just to be hopeful, but to be visionary.  We can hold a vision of Love for our lives.  Being willing to hold a vision can feel impossible when we’re hopeless.  I get that.

We don’t have to have a vision of total transformation, but we can.  We can just have a vision for small things that we enjoy to keep encouraging us.

Having a vision of even a small bit of happiness can make a huge difference in our life.

Spirit is such a powerful thing – and we can let it teach us how to heal the despair by giving it to Spirit for healing.

A willingness to be hopeful even about something small – like being hopeful about having your favorite ice cream or watching your favorite tv show can be transformative.

Energetically, being hopeful about ANYTHING can be life sustaining.  I find it’s very helpful to ask for a sign that we’re on the right path.

We don’t have to live in despair, that part is a choice.  

Settling is a choice.  

Deciding to live with it is a choice.

We may not know how to find the choice, but Spirit does.  Let’s give Spirit the heavy lifting of removing our despair and pointing the way.  Let’s ask for a sign today!

Would you like to catapult yourself forward on this healing journey?

This September, something amazing is going to happen and it’s called my Stop Playing Small Retreat – let’s get some real results and unblock the flow of Love in our lives. There’s a whole lot of healing going to happen!

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

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I Love the Truth!

Friday, August 28th, 2020

I can handle the truth. I find it incredibly valuable.

I LOVE the Truth. I pray for the truth to be revealed every day in every way. The truth is healing and it’s liberating.

To value the truth is to value the very nature of our Creator’s constant and eternal Love which is the ultimate truth of our existence.

In truth all animosity dissolves.

I’m very blessed to be able to have a spiritual teacher who is truthful. Her name is Venerable Dhyani Ywahoo and she is a Cherokee Chief and a Buddhist. Her mind is very vast – meaning she sees way beyond time and space and helps me to see it too. I’m Cherokee by heritage and so I am grateful to connect to that stream of wisdom and learn my ancestor’s ways of spiritual expansion and awakening.

When I first started to spend 1 on 1 time with her it was in service. I would pick her up and drive her to places, sometimes spending many hours in the car with her. As a good and respectful student, I didn’t bend her ear with my questions, and I didn’t make the time together a counseling session. We got to know each other and share about life.

One of the first times that we were going somewhere in the car just the two of us, I told her this:

Please always tell me the truth. If you ever see that I’m not thinking clear or not seeing clearly, feel free to point it out. I consider that the greatest act of Love and kindness. When people see I’m headed in a wrong direction and don’t say anything to me, I realize they are not the best of friends to me.

You cannot hurt my feelings except by withholding your feedback. As a spiritual leader, I depend upon everyone around me to help me be the very most aware, and loving being I can be. I fall down and make errors every day, that’s my learning, I don’t mind that. It’s when people could help me, but they don’t, that I learn not to trust them.

You cannot offend me. Be as direct as you can that will feel like the greatest blessing and the most loving expression you can offer me. Your feedback is always welcome!

I wished to have an honest, transparent and easy relationship with her. I intended to let her know that she could be “real” with me.

After all these years, what I notice is that Venerable is always, ALWAYS teaching me by her example of what she says, and what she DOES NOT say to me and others. That’s why she’s such a good teacher to me.

There are many times I will notice that I share things with people in a subtle way, but they aren’t picking it up. That’s okay. They aren’t open to it yet. No problem. There’s no rush to transform our consciousness.

Being a devotee of truth, I’m interested in honesty and transparency, but still, people don’t have to tell me everything they feel.

Truth is my teacher.

Let truth be the master of my life and my mind.

When I am less than truthful, I feel a little energy shift.
It’s as if there’s a little energetic breeze that hints at what the truth ACTUALLY is.
I make a note.
I self-correct.
It’s a gentle and loving guide that goes with me always.

A commitment to the truth does require a willingness to be honest with yourself.

When we deceive ourselves, others will mirror that back to us.
That’s no fun.
We then decide they’ve betrayed us, but have they?
Or are they helping us to see what’s hidden?

The truth can only help us.
Let’s value the truth and no longer be afraid of it.

This September, something amazing is going to happen and it’s called my Stop Playing Small Retreat – let’s get some real results and unblock the flow of Love in our lives. There’s a whole lot of healing going to happen!

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

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Accepting Divine Support

Thursday, August 27th, 2020

I’m so glad that people CAN change. I’m so glad that I am a person who can change. Thank GOD!

I used to walk into every situation and start looking for what was wrong and bad. I would look for the thing to complain about. I was a chronic complainer, and it was ALWAYS easy to find something I didn’t like or thought should be different.

It took me decades to see that if I affirm there’s a problem that needs fixing then I’m firmly anchored in the thought that the Divine has disappeared, and now, I’m on my own. I have to deal with it all myself.

Fortunately, the only thing required for a healing is for me to see the situation rightly.

As long as I’d like to be a person with a problem, then I will see a problem and it will seem very real to me. As long as I affirm that things aren’t right I won’t be able to see them rightly.

The Infinite has no problems that elude its problem-solving abilities because there are no problems in Divine Mind.

It is I who saw the problem, affirmed the problem, identified the problem, and collected all the evidence to support the existence of my big, bad problem.

In each of these stages of problem identification, I would become increasingly convinced that the problem was real and threatening. It felt more and more like God had left the building and I needed to solve this problem that was eating my life!

Every problem is built on the often hidden belief that, as I like to put it, “God left the building.” It can be very tricky to see that the fear that God is gone is the only problem. Since the Divine never goes on a vacation or hides it’s Divinity, the whole problem I’m creating a library of evidence to support is, in truth, completely a fabrication of a fearful mind. It’s all based on the false premise of: “What if I were separate from God?”

Now, as good spiritual students, we can say that we know all that. We understand separation thinking is the real problem – but do we?

If we no longer believe we’re separate, but we persist in thinking we have problems, then we don’t actually KNOW what we say we believe – and there’s the rub.

Healing happens when I recognize every challenge has come to help me be more loving, more kind, more compassionate, more in line with my Divine nature, more aware of the unity of all life. End of story.

It’s so simple, and yet fear is pervasive unless I stand anchored in the truth of omnipresent Divinity. This is my job. This is my ONLY job. All else I give to the One who has never left and can never leave.

In my surrender, I discover that my only prayer request is for the faith to know the Divine in every part of my life and always will be. The Holy Presence cannot leave the building, it IS the building and everything that surrounds it, as well as everything it contains.

God cannot leave me, nor can I leave God. Phew! Problem solved!

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Eliminating Victim Consciousness

Wednesday, August 26th, 2020

Some people are looking to feel hurt. They are actually hoping they’ll get wounded in their connections with people. I’ve been there. I actually have done that. I’ve entered into situations with people anticipating that I’d be disappointed, hurt and that I’d walk away feeling rejected. Many people, just like me, have an attraction to victimhood.

I find it deeply comforting that our true self, our Higher Holy Spirit Self, the Mighty I AM Presence of us cannot be hurt, and cannot be a victim.

I aspire to live in a way that I AM unhurt-able. I get closer every day.

To be unhurt-able not because I’ve put up some kind of wall or shield to protect me, but because I don’t ever take anything personally. Ponder this: we’re one with each other, all completely united and one, can we actually hurt each other, or are we making it up? Are we hurting ourselves? Or are we simply having experiences and choosing to take things as an offense?

What I absolutely know is that the safest emotional place for me to live in this world is with my heart so wide open that I can embrace everything and keep nothing out.

No judgments, no hurts. No expectations, no disappointments. And no victims, either.

It’s the hardening of the heart, the blocking and withholding of Love that causes pain, anger, upset, and hurt. It’s trying to avoid hurt that causes the pain. The pain comes from taking ourselves out of the flow of Love.

Feeling hurt is a choice I don’t intend to make anymore.

I’m interested in eliminating choosing to be hurt and offended, because being hurt is not a good use of my energy and I don’t enjoy it. I am much more interested in liberating from false beliefs and being of service.

I used to be angry much of the time.
Now, I feel peaceful most of the time – and I’m looking forward to the good that I absolutely know is unfolding. I like this so much better than “preparing for the worst.”

And I’m not a victim anymore.

Since I’m the one who decides how I will perceive something, I can take everything as an opportunity to extend Love or receive Love.

To have Love, give all Love to All. It’s simple. It’s not easy, but thank God it’s simple! At least it’s not confusing!

Doesn’t being open hearted and unhurt-able sound great? I’m pretty sure that’s our natural state. After all, we’re light beings. How do you damage light? You can’t. It’s not even possible, so I’ve decided to stop believing it’s possible. Instead, I’m calling forth miracles.

I’m going for it! How about you? Are you willing to open your heart so much that you’d be unhurt-able and give up feeling like a victim? We can do this!

We can rid ourselves of victim consciousness and share the benefits with everyone!

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

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The Power of Holiness

Tuesday, August 25th, 2020

Let us realize the power of our holiness to undo ALL of our relationship problems – and so much more!

Through your holiness the power of God is made manifest.  Through your holiness the power of God is made available.  And there is nothing the power of God cannot do. Your holiness, then, can remove all pain, can end all sorrow, and can solve all problems. It can do so in connection with yourself and with anyone else. It is equal in its power to help anyone because it is equal in its power to save anyone.  

A Course in Miracles, Workbook Lesson 38

Have you read that in Lesson 38 and forgotten it?  I must confess that I have, and I’m willing to remember it now.  I’m willing to hold onto it and apply it to everything – most especially all my relationships.

Let me never again say that there’s a problem that cannot be solved.  

In the past, I invested A LOT of energy in going over and over and OVER AGAIN the problems in my relationships.  When I look back, it’s amazing to me how much of my energy was invested in going around and around the same troubling loop.  

I was so focused on what was threatening and troubling me that I didn’t realize I was magnifying and multiplying it.  Sheesh!  No wonder I felt guilty and ashamed.  

I’ve learned to give ALL relationship issues to the Higher Holy Spirit Self for healing.

Sometimes it seems as though people won’t call forth a healing in their relationships because they just wish to invest their energy in the drama.  Some people seem to need the drama to feel alive and don’t trust that fully being loving is a the kind of aliveness that’s really possible for them.

We can heal EVERYTHING.  Giving our problems to the Higher Holy Spirit Self for healing is so helpful because we don’t have to figure out how to have a healing, we just call it forth and stand strong in the assurance that it IS occurring.

Working with the Higher Holy Spirit Self, we can become a problem solver.

 Our holiness can take over.  

When we practice in this way we bring benefit to all beings.

When we have the strength to hold the vision of a healed relationship then we’re placing our faith in God to work it our and that’s a healing of our own doubt and limited beliefs.

Relationships are the best tool we have for healing our whole life.  Holiness is the best tool we have!  Let’s make the most of it and call forth a miraculous healing today, and then remember that we’ve given the problem to Spirit for healing and it’s not our problem anymore!

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

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Undoing the Blocks to Learning

Monday, August 24th, 2020

One of my favorite things I get to do is to support the people in this ministry who have become or are becoming spiritual counselors, teachers and prayer practitioners. It’s such a blessing to see people fully stepping up to be truly helpful.

Last week I got to have class with the Spiritual Counselors in my Certification program and, as always, it’s a beautiful reminder of how many wonderful people there are in my life, and how much we can be truly helpful.

Yesterday, in our WONDERFUL Sundays With Spirit online celebration of Spirit, I was sharing that I’ve had a spiritual counselor to support me for coming up on 25 years. This is an important part of my life because I am sharing so much with so many, it’s important that I have help to look at my own stuff.

I say: it takes a village to raise a Minister.
And it takes a village to raise all of us.
We all benefit from having a village to support us.
With loving people around us, we’ll realize that our judgments are preventing our happiness.

A Course in Miracles tells that we cannot judge and still hope to learn.

Our judgments actually block our learning.

It makes sense when you think about it.

If we prefer to think we know what everything is for, are we open to any insights or learning?

No, we’re not, because we think we already know whatever is worth knowing. How can you be open to insight when you’ve already made up your mind what everything is for?

Have you had the experience of repeating the same errors, the same unkindness, the same self-attack, again and again, like a hamster on a wheel? I have, and my experience seemed to “prove” to me that I wasn’t very smart, that I wasn’t really learning anything from all my spiritual studies. Nothing could be further from the truth.

My experience didn’t prove my beliefs were correct. Not at all.

In fact, my experience was simply proving to me that my beliefs are made manifest as my experience.

This is so important to understand – it’s life changing.
Our unhappy experiences prove that we believe our false beliefs – the truth will set us free from repeating these unhappy experiences.

In New Thought we say, “change your thinking, change your life.” And we talk about “false beliefs.”

It’s more helpful to realize that ALL beliefs are false and truth is true.
How do you know the difference between a belief and a truth?

All beliefs are conditional.
Truth is true for everyone all the time.

Beliefs are constantly shifting and changing, like the sinking sands.
Like God itself, Truth is unchanging – it’s the rock we can safely build our house upon.

I encourage us all to look around your life and see where we might have been misled into thinking that our experiences are proving our beliefs, when, in fact, our experience is just proving the existence of our beliefs. And that’s an entirely different thing.

When we rid ourselves of our beliefs – we rid ourselves of the unpleasant experiences that our false beliefs generate. There’s no extra cost for doing this inner work, we can do it every day of our lives, and that’s what I’m most interested in – not playing small anymore, awakening to the Light.

Many, many times I’ve spoken with people who felt helpless and hopeless in their relationships and in their careers. When they become willing to change their minds and actually make the effort, they experience miracles. It really works!

How do we rid ourselves of the false beliefs?
It’s actually incredibly simple, when we’re willing to make a change.
If we’re not willing to make a change then we just keep revisiting the same painful lessons.
We cannot judge and hope to learn.

To release the false beliefs, opinions and judgments we offer them to the Higher Holy Spirit Self for healing.

We don’t have to figure out HOW to have a healing we simply ALLOW.

Sometimes we might have to release, let go and let God, 1000 or more times if we have a strong attachment to a belief. I’ve certainly had to do that with many false beliefs – and the healing happened as soon as I was really willing to let it go.

If we do the releasing a few times a day, then we’re sure to let it go before too long – anything is better than struggling with the same painful belief for years and decades.

Now is the time for us to rise and shine and throw off these meaningless burdens of false beliefs!

Healing is easier than you might think. Our willingness to Partner UP with the Higher Holy Spirit Self to do the heavy lifting is the thing that works. I know, I’ve proved it and I’ve worked with thousands who have done the same. Let’s be willing to have a healing NOW!

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

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Transcending Hurtful Impulses

Sunday, August 23rd, 2020

Yesterday I had the 20-year reunion of my Science of Mind Practitioner class from Agape. We graduated in 2000 and we had about half of our class joining together on zoom – it was a blast to hear everyone sharing and catch up on our lives.

One of the things that I shared is that I feel how blessed we are – like many spiritual students, we’ve trained for many years to meet this moment we’re in right now. All of the work we’ve done to be spiritually prepared is helping us, our families, friends and communities, get through this time we’re in.

One of the things that’s coming clear to all of us is that if we’d like to be truly helpful in this world by living the Love, walking the talk and giving up the feeling of fear and constriction, then making higher vibrational choices is the thing that supports us most.

Many of us go through long periods, many, many years, of self-medication and self-sabotage before we become willing to make higher vibrational choices. Often we think that the spiritual path requires us to go cold turkey on our “bad” habits and that we must control our impulses and deprive ourselves, and I’ve felt that way, for sure.

If we view the path of healing as a path of deprivation, sublimation and regulation, it can feel very painful and here’s the most painful part: with that method of trying to control ourselves, we’re healing at SUCH a slow pace because we’re actually putting the ego in charge of our healing, rather than the Spirit. It’s just one of the many ways we keep playing small, and avoiding stepping into our connection with Spirit more fully.

I struggled for decades trying to manage and control my impulses ALL DAY LONG.

I had impulses to be mean and rude and unkind.

I had impulses to do many things too much:
eating, drinking, smoking, talking, gossiping, playing, exercising, and on and on.

More was always better because I was looking to medicate and sedate myself, to distract myself from what I was feeling.

It took me decades to realize that my feelings were the indicator of whether or not I was on the right track.

I wasn’t honoring my feelings, I was trying to push them down and NOT feel them. I didn’t know that learning to sit with my feelings was so self-loving and that being self-loving would lift my vibration and heal my life.

Love is what we ARE.
That’s why Love is the ONLY permanent healer.
Everything else is temporary.

We learn not to fan the fire of our upset, out of self-Love.

We can learn to let the judgments and opinions go. Judgments and opinions are our interpretations and if they’re upsetting to us they’re not correct, they’re not helpful, they’re not loving.

Fanning the fire of our upset is unkind. I learned this because I was upset so much of the time and I wanted everyone to validate me by joining me so we could all be upset together. I invested many years of my life in learning how pointless that is.

Upsetting other people was one of the most low vibrational choices I could make. It was “dragging people down with me.” And deep down, I knew it was just affirming my own feelings of “I’m bad and wrong, not worthy of Love.”

I often went into self-medication of fantasy as an escape from my painful feelings. I had so many low vibrational choices to either punish myself or escape from how I felt about myself. I didn’t know that I was digging a deeper low vibrational hole for myself. I was unhappy in the illusion, so I was trying to escape by going deeper into it through fantasy. It made me feel even more lost in time and space.

Finally, because of my prayers and my willingness, I began to discover that consistently looking for even a SLIGHTLY higher vibrational choice, I could find my way out of my own personal hell.

The slightly more loving choices I began to make, day after day, built up my increasing willingness. I began to be excited to look for the more loving and higher vibrational choices. It stopped feeling like a drag to “have” to be more loving. Instead of pushing myself, and berating myself into making more loving choices (just think of that! LOL!) I was noticing the feeling of the vibrational shift and I liked it! I was feeling SO MUCH better about myself.

My impulses to self-medicate were diminishing and I was really shifting.

I came to a point where I decided to go all-in for God.

One thing that helped me was learning to sense if what I was doing felt violent in any way. If it felt like it was being unkind in any way, that would be the vibration that would let me know, it’s an opportunity to make a higher vibrational choice.

I learned to ask for guidance.
Listen for the response.
Allow my Self to choose it. And allow Spirit to make it so.

Ask. Listen. Allow.

This is the time for us to focus on being truly helpful.
Our mind, focused on healing, is what helps all our brothers and sisters who are suffering so much. Our choices make a HUGE difference in this world.

SO much is possible for us – when we’re willing.
Each one of us has the potential to bring tremendous benefit – beyond anything we can imagine, because we share the same mind, and when one is lifted all are lifted.

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

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

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

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End to Misery

Saturday, August 22nd, 2020

Every day, more than ever, I’m feeling more and more people are going through a really hard time.

Some of them are people I know and Love, but most are people I don’t know, still, I can feel them.

I know you’re probably already doing this, but I feel compelled to remind everyone to reach out to the people who are on the fringes of your life.  Connect with those people you don’t usually call or hang out with, but you have their email or their phone number.  Just see if they’re okay.

Many people are not okay.  

I got the nudge to connect with someone I see only occasionally and the message I got back is that they’re miserable.  

I used to speak at Agape’s Sunday night service once a month.  I did that for about 10 years.  And what I often saw was quite a few people who had too much time on their own over the weekend.  

There are many folks who implode if they have too much time alone.  If you’re one of them, I encourage you to find a way to be of service in your community.  There’s a lot that people need help with now.  

Maybe you like to bake, and you could just bake cookies for everyone in the neighborhood.

Maybe you can just determine who among the people you know is having a tough time and let them know you care.

My prayer partners and I have been meeting on the phone each week for about 14 years.  When the pandemic started our 30 minute phone call once a week became a 1 hour zoom.  And now we get together twice a week.  We need the extra connection and we’re enjoying it.  It’s precious to us.

It’s true that some people choose to look at things with so much judgment and negativity that they make themselves miserable, and still, we can have compassion for them, pray and know that there is that within them that can transcend even this desperate misery.

Praying brings benefit to everyone.  I’m so glad you’re praying with me today!  Thank you!

TAKE ACTION! If you’re interested in either my Stop Playing Small Retreat or Finding Freedom From Fear Spiritual Bootcamp, but you aren’t sure if it’s right for you right now, book an Exploratory Call with one of the spiritual counselors. The call is free and you’ll find benefit in addition to getting all your questions answered. Click here now to book an Exploratory Call with a Spiritual Counselor.

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Relax, Don’t Do It

Friday, August 21st, 2020

Do you remember the song “Relax” by Frankie Goes to Hollywood? It was very popular in the mid-1980’s and at that time I was working in the music business with Billy Idol’s manager. Every now and then I sing that song – or at least part of the chorus – to the ego and it came up again recently.

When we’re worried about something, we’re making “negative use of our imagination.”

That’s how Ernest Holmes, the founder of Science of mind described it, and I feel it’s a helpful way to think of it.

When we’re holding in our mind the vision of what we do not want to come to pass, we’re actually investing in and energizing a future that we hope won’t happen. If we know the power of our thinking, we will stop that immediately.

In this world, people often invest huge amounts of time and attention into thinking about what they do not want to come to pass.

It’s actually a form of self-sabotage.

I can tell you story after story of people having very painful results from this practice of energizing what they don’t want. Their payoff is that they get to say “I knew it.”

I knew they’d fire me.
I knew they’d leave me.
I knew they’d reject me.
I knew they’d hurt me.
I knew they’d disappoint me.
I knew I’d fail.
I knew I’d make a fool of myself.
I knew it wouldn’t work.

And on and on.

So much suffering can be avoided when we break the habit of worry. It’s yet another habit that feeds into playing small, living in lack and believing in limitation. Ultimately, we’ll stop, and harvest the learning from our experiences, but I can say that people also have the option to stop doing it and to set themselves free.

When the temptation to imagine what you don’t want comes. Stop.

Don’t do it. Relax!

I’m for Freedom! Let’s do it together!

TAKE ACTION! If you’re interested in either my Stop Playing Small Retreat or Finding Freedom From Fear Spiritual Bootcamp, but you aren’t sure if it’s right for you right now, book an Exploratory Call with one of the spiritual counselors. The call is free and you’ll find benefit in addition to getting all your questions answered. Click here now to book an Exploratory Call with a Spiritual Counselor.

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Don’t Bring Me Down

Thursday, August 20th, 2020

I used to believe that other people could bring me down.

I truly believed that other people’s “energy” could bring me down. People talk about this as though it’s a real thing.  

Similarly, I’ve had many, many people come to me as a spiritual counselor because they are so bothered by someone they’re in a relationship with and they’re blaming the difficulty in the relationship entirely on the other person.

Blaming other people for bringing us down, or for ruining our relationships is an abdication of responsibility AND it’s also a guarantee that we will not find more than fleeting happiness.

A Course in Miracles is very clear on this subject in the section of the Text entitled, “Responsibility for Sight,” where it says: 

“This is the only thing that you need do for vision, happiness, release from pain and the complete escape from sin, all to be given you. 

Say only this, but mean it with no reservations, for here the power of salvation lies:

I am responsible for what I see.

I choose the feelings I experience, 

and I decide upon the goal I would achieve. 

And everything that seems to happen to me I ask for, 

and receive as I have asked.

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

When we’re saying that someone else can bring us down we’re deceiving ourselves.

And we’re not taking responsibility for how we feel.  

I’ve learned that in order to feel happy most of the time, I have to recognize that I am the one who chooses how I will feel, because I am the one who chooses how I will interpret what’s happening in my life.  

I choose to be happy.  It’s worth it.  I’m worth it.

We are not victims of life.  

We are the ones who are generating our life.

Life is not happening to us, but we can deceive ourselves into believing that it is.

I never would have believed that taking total responsibility, with zero blame, would be my path to happiness.  I blamed everyone else for every problem that I had.  I did that for many years and it never, ever made me happy.  There’s my proof.

I say, PROVE GOD in your life.

Prove the principles.

Prove the teachings.

Find out what’s true and what’s not.

When you’ve proved it, you KNOW the truth.

Knowing the truth is LIBERATION.

Today is our liberation day.  The moment is now!

TAKE ACTION! If you’re interested in either my Stop Playing Small Retreat or Finding Freedom From Fear Spiritual Bootcamp, but you aren’t sure if it’s right for you right now, book an Exploratory Call with one of the spiritual counselors. The call is free and you’ll find benefit in addition to getting all your questions answered. Click here now to book an Exploratory Call with a Spiritual Counselor.

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Receptive to Miracles

Wednesday, August 19th, 2020

Life is so interesting. It’s full of demonstrations, meaning that life is consistently demonstrating in accordance with what we’re thinking. Life can’t help it. That’s the divine design – life corresponds to what we believe and what we think, what we energize and what we are focused on.

I find that more and more I’m holding in my mind that everything is working together for my good and there are absolutely no exceptions whatsoever. I’m looking for the good. I’m allowing the good. I’m assured of the good.

Last weekend I was moving out of the house I’d been renting for the previous three months. I had hoped to stay there for a year or more, but the house was recently sold, right after I moved in. So, my moving day was this past Saturday.

I had made arrangements to have help with the moving, but one of the key people wasn’t able to make it. That would have been very difficult, but out of the blue, someone else I’d never met turned up. He saved the day for us.

Things like that happen for me all the time.

Expecting miracles works when you really are willing to receive them.

I used to feel that it was better that I do everything myself so that it could be done well. Now, I prefer to hold that everyone in my life is supporting me with excellence to the very best of their ability – and I mostly find that to be the case.

There’s always going to be stuff that’s happening that we would prefer to be different, but if we can focus on what we’d like and what we do like, then we’re staying positive and mostly happy and because like attracts like, the happiness multiplies and magnifies.

PLUS, if we can stay in gratitude, there’s more and more good to be had. Gratitude magnetizes the good into our life. If you don’t believe me, test it for yourself. If you DO believe me, test it for yourself. Testing it proves that it works and the we all have more good in our lives because when one is lifted ALL are lifted.

I’m so grateful that I became willing to be supported at the most profound levels. I have a whole different experience of my life because of it.

We are blessed. We are SO blessed.

AND we do have to be willing to accept it and allow it and give up the resistance and reluctance. We can’t be passive in our awakening – we must be actively calling it forth and accepting it. That’s our part that only we can do.

Look in your heart – how willing are you to actually accept the miracles that are yours to receive?

Have you rejected any miracles lately? I used to reject miracles every day. Now, I am open to receiving them and I’d like to be even more receptive! Let’s do it together!

TAKE ACTION! If you’re interested in either my Stop Playing Small Retreat or Finding Freedom From Fear Spiritual Bootcamp, but you aren’t sure if it’s right for you right now, book an Exploratory Call with one of the spiritual counselors. The call is free and you’ll find benefit in addition to getting all your questions answered. Click here now to book an Exploratory Call with a Spiritual Counselor.

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The Call For Faith

Tuesday, August 18th, 2020

Last night in Masterful Living class we were talking about taking offense. When we take offense at what other people say and don’t say, or what they do or don’t do, we’re inflicting that upset, that violent energy of hurt and anger, upon ourselves. That’s not self-loving.  It’s not kind.  And it’s definitely not helpful.

In taking offense, we’ve placed our faith in our past interpretations and hurts, and we’re reinvesting in them.

One of the most important things I can share with anyone is this:

Let’s hold the faith for the people around you.

Let’s not give up on them.  Let’s not project onto them our old hurts.

On a regular basis, most people will have breakdowns and be rude and unkind.  The temptation for us is to take it all so personally and  become offended and upset too.  But that’s not helpful to them or us.

I used to take offense at everything – this always made me feel powerful – it gave me a way to transform my feelings of inadequacy by projecting them out onto others.

We live in a world where ALL upset is projection – it’s our interpretation that’s upsetting us – NOT what happened.  

Let’s place our faith in Spirit, in Love the healer, and not in our own opinions.

This passage from the Bible calls to me almost daily:

“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.” Proverbs 3:5

It’s FAR more healing and self-loving to hold the space for people who are behaving out of right alignment, and hold that they will come back into alignment on their own, rather than to try and chase them into it, or badger them.  

When we’re going after people who’ve made errors of unkindness or blindness, and trying to get them to see, or harass them into apologizing, or taking responsibility, where is our focus?  Our focus is on the error, and making it real.  That just brings more of the same PLUS the upset.

ENOUGH!

I’ve learned 1000 times that holding the space for someone, seeing things as perfect, letting Spirit organize the healing, and affirming that it IS happening now, that’s the way.  It works.  It works SO beautifully, far beyond anything I could imagine.  Why would I do it any differently?

This is what I call the Divine Experiment – holding the high watch, holding the ideal, the healed relationship in my mind and nothing else – energizing the answered prayer and allowing it to unfold.  Placing it on the altar and leaving it there, so Spirit can do the healing.

It works, it works, it WORKS!  

Prove this to yourself and you’ll be so grateful and forever changed. Change your mind and the miracle is happening – let the miracles happen!  Now is the time for us to rise and shine!

TAKE ACTION! If you’re interested in either my Stop Playing Small Retreat or Finding Freedom From Fear Spiritual Bootcamp, but you aren’t sure if it’s right for you right now, book an Exploratory Call with one of the spiritual counselors. The call is free and you’ll find benefit in addition to getting all your questions answered. Click here now to book an Exploratory Call with a Spiritual Counselor.

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Sharing Our Gifts and Talents

Monday, August 17th, 2020

Everyone has talents. Everyone is brilliant in their own way – I’ve definitely seen this is true, especially as a spiritual counselor for 20 years.

Many people are hiding their talents, or underutilizing them.

It’s crazy that so many people are actually resistant and reluctant to do the very thing that would make them happy. They’re utterly convinced that something “out there” is preventing them. They blame their playing small on circumstances, when life’s situations and circumstances are the by-product of our choices, beliefs and thoughts.
If we don’t use our gifts and talents, do we lose them? Or do they just lay dormant? Certainly, we’ll be missing wonderful and fulfilling opportunities to be an authentic, inspiring and healing presence in the world if we don’t shine our light.

Why keep our light under a bushel?

We all have an interesting and unique relationship to our possessions, including our gifts and talents.

In THE PATHWAY OF ROSES, Christian D. Larson wrote, “Every individual is entitled to all the riches of the spiritual kingdom, and in addition, to the possession of as many things … as he can possibly appreciate and use in the enrichment of all the realms of his own entire existence. But before he can secure all these things, he must cause his personal nature and his spiritual nature to live together as one … the first essential is to make the best use possible of everything that we may possess now.”

How do we cause our personal nature and our spiritual nature to live together as one? For me, it’s ALL about staying focused on making loving choices. When I’m focused on making loving choices I’m aligned with Spirit and I’m not judging, not creating difficulties for myself and others.

Today I choose to be willing to use what I have.

So many people want more, but they don’t appreciate and make use of what they have. Let’s all be willing to look at ourselves from a Divine perspective.

Let’s consider things from a higher, spiritual perspective:

Would you be willing to give to someone more riches and rewards if they didn’t appreciate and make use of the ones they had? Wouldn’t that be a waste?

Do you have the ability to be kind? Do you have the ability to forgive? Are you a good listener? Do you have an opportunity to be generous or helpful? Go for it!

Let’s use the opportunities we have to extend Love and make our life more fully loving! Let’s go for it!

Can you think of a gift or talent that you have that you’re letting lay dormant? What’s your intention? Do you have one? Are you managing, coping or settling with not making use of your talents as you’d like?

Put Spirit in charge – be willing to do that much, and you’ll see a shift!

TAKE ACTION! If you’re interested in either my Stop Playing Small Retreat or Finding Freedom From Fear Spiritual Bootcamp, but you aren’t sure if it’s right for you right now, book an Exploratory Call with one of the spiritual counselors. The call is free and you’ll find benefit in addition to getting all your questions answered. Click here now to book an Exploratory Call with a Spiritual Counselor.

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Finding Courage to Awaken!

Sunday, August 16th, 2020

In order for any of us to actually awaken to our true identity as perfect Love, we have to be willing to bravely look within … and take out the trash! It’s so life-changing when we can stop identifying with the trash thoughts we’ve collected and actually give them to Spirit for healing.

It takes courage to look above the battleground of our stinkin’ thinkin’ and hold a vision of Love for our lives.

One of the things I love so much about A Course in Miracles is that it tells us,

“You want to be happy. You want peace. You do not have them now, because your mind is totally undisciplined, and you cannot distinguish between joy and sorrow, pleasure and pain, love, and fear. You are now learning how to tell them apart. And great indeed will be your reward. Your decision to see is all that vision requires. What you want is yours. Do not mistake the little effort that is asked of you for an indication that our goal is of little worth.” Lesson 20 I am determined to see.

It’s hard to believe that such a great reward comes from the decision to have a vision, yet the decision is required. I meet so many people who believe, often in secret, that they don’t have what it takes to be happy, successful, loving, and Joy-full. Their secret belief is running their life. They don’t even see that they can decide to have a different life.

Admitting it to ourselves is a big first step. It’s like being addicted to something. The first step in healing is to admit that you are feeling out of control and addicted. Admitting that your thoughts and behaviors are compulsive and you feel unable to stop yourself opens the door to the possibility of healing. Without that willingness to look at the shadow, we can stay stuck for a very long time.

A Course in Miracles tells us that it’s a mind-training system to help us recognize that where there’s a shadow, there’s something in our mind that’s blocking the light, and we can give it to the Higher Holy Spirit Self to do the heavy lifting. But if we won’t admit to ourselves that we’ve got this challenge, will we ever actually be available to the healing? Will we be stuck for lifetimes looking at the darkness instead of the light?

Realizing “I’m not the only one” is one of the major aha’s that people have in this community. They start to realize that many people feel the way they do, and have the same perceptions.

And some of them are willing to go first to share, to heal, to change their minds.
That’s spiritual leadership.
It requires courage and it’s easier when there’s lots of support.
Being RECEPTIVE to support is key.
Being willing to release RESISTANCE and RELUCTANCE is also required.

There was a long period in my life where I felt helpless and hopeless a lot of the time, but I couldn’t admit it to anyone. I buried it deep because I so firmly believed it was completely impossible to have healed. Fortunately, it felt so awful, I couldn’t take it anymore and I finally decided to stop depending on my own strength to heal and I invoked the Higher Holy Spirit Self to do the heavy lifting. I made the decision to stop punishing myself and go for it.

Now, every day I connect with someone who is feeling deeply challenged and looking to find the courage to not give up and they’re reaching out to me. And almost every day I hear from someone who has found the courage to choose a new thought and they’re having a miraculous healing. And we’re all one, all on the same journey.

We know we’re not open to healing when we blame anyone else for how we feel. We are a closed door, like a bank vault hiding a treasure, when we’re blaming and complaining. There’s no healing happening until we’re willing to take responsibility. Taking responsibility for the way we feel, the mess we made, the things we did and said – 100% responsibility with 0% blame is often an act of bravery so potent that it will literally begin to transform our life onto a path of healing that is miraculous. I see it all the time.

One of the great privileges I have in this ministry is that I get to have 1 on 1 conversations with the brave souls who are in our classes and trainings. I’ve been talking with many of them lately and I am so inspired by their courage, their healing and their progress.

On the surface, it might not seem as though it takes much bravery to participate in a spiritual class, but anyone on the awakening path knows that there are times, every day, when we’re given the opportunity to make a loving choice and it doesn’t feel comfortable. Together we, as a community, make a commitment to relinquish our judgments and opinions, our criticisms and complaints, in order to speak honestly and openly.

In my programs, as part of our healing we give each other the space to say how we REALLY feel and share what we’re REALLY going through and not put some kind of glossy spiritual spin on it pretending to convince ourselves it’s all good when we don’t really believe it.

It’s healing when we choose to keep it real with each other.
And that’s what Love is.
Love is real.

We’re practicing our holy relationships, intimate relationships, healing relationships with each other in a safe space without judgment so we can take the training wheels off in our relationships with family, friends and co-workers.

I’ve decided to offer my Stop Playing Small Retreat in September because it was SO successful when we did it earlier this year ONLINE. Amazing! I’m going to follow that with my Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp class in September.

In our current Finding Freedom group, people are realizing that they’re going to need to have some courage to do this work of miraculous healing. Doing it together is so much easier and that’s why I love it when we can gather in a circle in any way shape or form. Being the two or more who are gathered gives us the opportunity to realize we’re not the only ones who feel the way we do.

If you’ve been a hoarder of complaints, opinions, judgments, and criticism along with a collection of resentments and regrets that you’re now ready to get rid of, stop thinking that you have to do it yourself, because you really cannot do it that way. Give it to Spirit and be willing to have healing.

Are you interested in stepping up your game and sharing your talents? Would you like to inspire others?

Your demonstration of willingness is an act of courage.

There’s no big or small about it.

The tiniest bit of willingness is an act of courage.

#IHavetheCouragetoGoForIt!

Just saying “yes” to healing is an act of courage.

Be willing to tell Spirit each day “I AM willing to have a healing” and see what Spirit provides. Have the courage to accept and allow the healing. I’m consistently amazed at the active bravery of spiritual students who are willing to look within, face their perceptions, and release them to be healed!

Whenever you’re feeling upset in any way, it’s your golden opportunity to choose to heal. Have the courage to go for it – be willing to allow a pause before you choose. Your willingness lifts us all. All boats rise on this tide of Love.

There’s so much healing that happens when we intend to share our Light with others! When others rise and shine, it’s my answered prayer!

What I know, with every fiber of my being, is that Spirit cannot fail. Only the ego experiences failure. Let’s let go of the very idea of failure. It is a false belief that has no power of its own without our investment in it. We choose Freedom today!

TAKE ACTION! If you’re interested in either my Stop Playing Small Retreat or Finding Freedom From Fear Spiritual Bootcamp, but you aren’t sure if it’s right for you right now, book an Exploratory Call with one of the spiritual counselors. The call is free and you’ll find benefit in addition to getting all your questions answered. Click here now to book an Exploratory Call with a Spiritual Counselor.

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

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

I look forward to our gathering TODAY. It means so much that we can join together and celebrate Spirit together.

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Not Waiting Anymore

Thursday, August 13th, 2020

My beautiful friend, Laurie Schur is a poet, filmmaker, therapist, and all-round beautiful woman and she often shares wonderful and inspiring things with me like this poem.  

Life at Midlife

I am no longer waiting for a special occasion; I burn the best candles on ordinary days.

I am no longer waiting for the house to be clean; I fill it with people who understand that even dust is Sacred.

I am no longer waiting for everyone to understand me; it’s just not their task.

I am no longer waiting for *the perfect children; my children have their own names that burn as brightly as any star.

I am no longer waiting for the other shoe to drop; It already did, and I survived.

I am no longer waiting for the time to be right; the time is always now.

I am no longer waiting for the mate who will complete me; I am grateful to be so warmly, tenderly held.

I am no longer waiting for a quiet moment; my heart can be stilled whenever it is called.

I am no longer waiting for the world to be at peace; I unclench my grasp and breathe peace in and out.

I am no longer waiting to do something great; being awake to carry my grain of sand is enough.

I am no longer waiting to be recognized; I know that I dance in a holy circle.

I am no longer waiting for Forgiveness.

I believe, I Believe. 

Mary Anne Perrone

In reading this beautiful poem, I’m so clear that I too am no longer waiting for things that I used to wait for when I was a younger woman.  

I like to use the good china even if it’s just me.  

I’m not waiting for a special occasion.

I can tell people I love them, without an excuse.   

I love you.

I am grateful!

I am choosing to remember that I’m already as holy as holy can be and I’m not waiting to get there!

I am choosing to realize that I am already free and to go there in my mind – no more waiting!

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Living in Alignment

Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

Have you ever felt that you’ve labored in vain? I have! It was only because I wasn’t living in LOVE.

STUDYING spiritual principle and LIVING spiritual principle are two different things with completely different results.

I’ve tried it both ways. Studying can actually be a great way that the ego distracts us from growing. Reading books, listening to audios, and studying many hours can be a great way to keep us preoccupied with thinking that we’re doing something fruitful, when actually we’re just spinning our wheels and very little healing is happening.

An active practice of being loving, patient, kind and generous is profoundly healing, AND it builds a solid foundation for your life.

This is one of the things I was sharing in detail about in my podcast yesterday.

Sometimes we act loving in order to get approval?
Do you ever do that? I’ve done it more times than I could count!

Do you have an intellectual understanding of God without taking it deep into the heart of your life and living FROM that source of all-knowing wisdom? That was me.

Think of Jesus and the Pharisees. The Pharisees were the political/religious leaders that were often confronting Jesus and questioning him. While Jesus was about God’s business, living and teaching spiritual Truth, the Pharisees were more focused on how other people saw them and policing people. They were looking to set an example while Jesus was the living example. While the Pharisees were busy judging and criticizing, Jesus attained the Christ Mind.

Studying spiritual Truth without applying it is what people have done for thousands of years. It feels like it’s getting closer and closer to being a thing of the past.

We’re leading humanity in the direction of spiritual Freedom which comes from walking the talk and living the Love.

Living in alignment with principle is deeply FULFILLING, studying principle is an intellectual pursuit that never brings Spirit into the heart for the true attainment. Let’s live it and be it and lead the way in Love! We can labor in vain or make life a labor of Love! Let Love rule and everybody wins!

We’re waking up together and I’m so grateful for that!

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Forgiving the Past

Tuesday, August 11th, 2020

There’s so much opportunity for healing right now if we’re willing to take it.  This came through in the healing meditation I did on Sunday in our Sundays With Spirit celebration with Lisa Natoli.  Every upset is a healing opportunity if we’ll take it.  

We do have to be willing to have the healing.  And true willingness means a willingness to change our mind.  It’s easier to change our minds and be kind when we join together.

One of the great benefits I see of the work that we do in our classes of Masterful Lliving and Finding Freedom, is that we join together. There’s a great joy in joining together when it’s for the purpose of being more open to giving and receiving love.  We have an opportunity to practice loving kindness together even when we’re intensely triggered.

There’s an old saying that it is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.  This is certainly true. And yet, So often, many of us decide that love is too painful and we close our hearts.  

It’s also true that it’s better to have been kind and lost than never to have been kind at all.  

There’s a big mistake that we make. It is a mis – take.  Love is the only painful when we’re judging. But that’s not love.  Love and attack thoughts can’t coexist.   It seems like Love is painful when we’re actually pretending to love while trying to control, manage, and manipulate instead of being loving and kind.  

The ego interpretation of our pain is that love is the cause of it. 

But love is never the cause of pain. Never ever.

When we’re judging ourselves or the ones we say that we love, then love appears to be painful in the egos opinions, but that does not make it true.

If you’d like to have a healing about this, be willing to forgive yourself for having made that interpretation. Forgive yourself for having decided that love is painful, when in actuality it is your attack thoughts that are painful, and that’s what makes you run from Love – you do not feel worthy because of your attack thoughts.

We must all forgive ourselves for having attacked the one we say we love.

 We can forgive ourselves for shaming and blaming and criticizing and condemning the ones we love. We can forgive ourselves for trying to manipulate them to feel guilty so that they’ll do what we want them to do. Forgive, forgive, forgive.  

Self-Love is forgiving ourselves for our unkindnesses. 

Self-Love is being kind and compassionate with ourselves for having been unkind to others.

When I was growing up, my parents tried very hard to control me, and that infuriated me, we had a war and it wasn’t any fun.  Nobody won.

I experienced a deep sense of self hatred, and fortunately I made the decision to transform that self-hatred into love.

In doing so, I had to forgive myself.

And then, of course there was nothing else to forgive anyone for. It was all about me.  I discovered that I didn’t hate my Self.  I hated being identified with a false self, a small and selfish self.

In healing my own mind, and perceptions, about my self and life I freed my parents as well. Everyone lightened up in my whole family when I lightened up. I never could’ve known it would be so miraculous had I not decided to do it. There is  great power in our decisions. 

We can decide for love or for hate. This is our choice. We are not meant to struggle alone with the spiritual practice. Those days are over. Yes, it’s good to be contemplative and have time to be with spirit.  But that is so entirely different than isolating in order to avoid the pain of human contact.

In my classes people work in small groups and in prayer partnerships and they have an opportunity to practice unconditional love and non-judgment in a safe space. They are able to share their shame for having been so unloving and so unkind and a great healing occurs.  

Treasure the people you can join with who will give you the space to be transparent and authentic.  Offer them the same non-judgmental space too.  It will be deeply healing, and allow you to actively forgive the past.  It’s so worth it!

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Trading Fear for Joy

Monday, August 10th, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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How I Overcame My Weakness

Sunday, August 9th, 2020

Today I’m joining Jon Mundy in his monthly program on A Course in Miracles. We’ll be sharing about the principles of ACIM – a favorite topic for both of us. The other morning, we had a talk about what we’d like to share today. It’s always great to talk with an ACIM friend and share what we love about The Course.

We were discussing the Characteristics of God’s Teachers as laid out in Chapter IV in the Manual for Teachers. I so often go back to those characteristics and what Jesus has to say about them. There are such simplicity and clarity in those ten characteristics. They truly are a guide for living. In some ways, we could say that they’re a summation of the entire workbook.

Over my many years of sharing ACIM with my beloved friends, I’ve come to see that many people read those Characteristics and feel like they understand them, more or less, and that’s all that’s needed. I don’t find many people who take them as a guide for better living or as a “prescription” for ego attachments.

AND YET, that’s precisely what these few pages are – a guide for better living and a prescription for how to heal what ails us.

In my classes – Finding Freedom, and Masterful Living, I suggest that folks read the first Characteristic section on “Development of Trust” once a day for a week and once a week after that. I find that section both unsettling and comforting at the same time.

We’re told that we’re going to have to give up all ego attachments, and if we don’t do it willingly, then Spirit will, essentially, take whatever we’re attached to from us (or show us how painful the attachment is in some other way).

We don’t have to give up the things we’re attached to, but we absolutely must give up the attachment or suffer. It’s kind of like this – if I know that I’m holding onto something sharp, that I have a strong attachment to, and it’s cutting me, which is painful and bloody, and leads to infection, possibly amputation and systemic breakdown, I can let go of MY ATTACHMENT to that sharp object and realize that it’s MY ATTACHMENT that’s causing the cutting, bleeding infection that is my suffering.

I may not need to give up the item, I may be able to find out how to hold onto it with no suffering, but I cannot find that way of holding it until I give up my attachment.

I can give up the attachment OR, I can keep suffering, but Spirit will likely find a way to rip that thing out of my hand anyway.

So, I’d rather give up the attachment of my own free will. I may get to keep the thing I have an attachment to if I can hold it without attachment.

Here’s an example: I used to have an attachment to kettle corn. Perhaps that sounds both familiar and strange at the same time, but I did have an attachment to it.

When I went to services at Agape every Sunday, singing in the choir for 11 years, and on Wednesday nights too, I’d walk through the parking lot to get into the building and there was a fellow selling fresh made kettle corn. You could smell it as you were walking towards the building.

I had an attachment to that kettle corn. I just loved it. It’s especially good freshly made, still a bit warm. Yum. I would get some once or twice a week. I felt it was a weakness. It felt addictive compulsive.

For years, I was in this attachment to the kettle corn. I called it kettle crack corn because it was like crack cocaine in a way.

I decided to hand over to the Higher Holy Spirit Self this “addiction” to the kettle crack corn. I put Spirit in charge.

I asked that the attachment be removed.

I was choosing Freedom.

Next thing I knew, it was a few months later and I realized I’d forgotten all about the kettle corn. I had been going to Agape for months without even thinking about the corn. I was free.

I surrendered my attachment to Spirit and Spirit took it from me.

I’ve been able to enjoy kettle corn since then, but it’s not craving and I don’t think about it even once per year. I can’t remember the last time I got some kettle corn. I’m just not interested in it anymore.

It was never about the kettle corn. Through self-forgiveness, I released the attachment to being addictive compulsive with anything. All that faded right out of my life, and now I help others to do the same thing.

I’ve learned that I have to live and apply these teachings, truly embodying them in order to have the healing. Reading and studying isn’t healing because healing doesn’t happen in the intellect, it happens in the mind that’s in our heart.

And our willingness is ALL that’s required.
I was willing.
I put Spirit in charge.
Spirit cannot fail.
And so I was successful.
I was successful the minute I decided to put Spirit in charge.

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!

TODAY, you can join me and my friends, Lisa Natoli, Omiyomi Ibuemi, and more friends on zoom. Lisa Natoli is a dear friend and a great ACIM teacher and Omiyomi for about 20 years. We’re coming together to share our inspiration in many ways. We’ll have a spiritual celebration together with message and music – we call it Sundays With Spirit. Please invite your family! If you can’t join us, you can catch the replay! Because we’re going to be live on video, you’ll have to register to get the detail. All are welcome, there’s no charge, but you do have to register unless you’ve already registered in the past.

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

I look forward to our gathering TODAY. It means so much that we can join together and celebrate Spirit together.

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Without Weapons

Saturday, August 8th, 2020

There’s a time when being right can be so wrong and I’ve been there many times.  I’ve wasted so much of my time, and energy, my precious life-force, arguing with someone about nothing because I needed to be right because I felt so wrong.  Phew!  That was such a sticky track in my mind.

There’s a pervasive thought pattern in our world that’s all about deciding who’s right and who’s wrong, who are the winners and who are the losers.  And don’t we love to gather the evidence to prove our case.

It all comes down to being the judger.  Judgment is a very effective weapon—or so I used to think.

We raise our children in this culture of judgment.  We teach it to them when they’re little bitty babies: Throwing the food on the floor is WRONG.  They hear us talk to the dog:  “BAD doggie, BAD.”  

We show our children how to make the right decisions, to look at the other people who are doing it wrong and say, “Bad people, BAD!”  We do this so they won’t get hurt by taking up with the bad people.  Right? 

It used to be when I argued with someone I approached it like a battle.  I used every verbal weapon I had to make them wrong.  I NEEDED to be right!  

Being right made me a better person.  (All the winners agreed on that.)  Every day I needed proof that I was a better person.  It was exhausting.  

When I decided to follow Gandhi and King I put down my weapons of judgment.

Since then, I’ve come to a place where I can have a disagreement with someone and I can watch carefully any need I have to be right.  

Instead of following that craving to be right and make others wrong, I can agree to disagree.  In fact, I don’t even have to get angry!  This has been a huge relief.  It may not make me a better person, but it feels better because I don’t have battles any more.  

Putting down my weapons has made every day victory day.

Who won?  Everyone.

Today I focus on how I use words and moods as weapons and I voluntarily disarm myself.

I choose to live in a world without battles and so I cultivate a life without weapons.  

My daily personal practice of nonviolence moves my life and the whole world in a direction of peace.    I’d rather be a peacemaker than the winner of any battle.

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Perceptions Sometimes Aren’t Helpful

Friday, August 7th, 2020

It’s interesting to notice what we notice.
It can be fascinating to view how we view.

In New Jersey they don’t have self-serve gas, the attendant pumps the gas for you. In Maine, at some stations there’s no self-serve and I when I learned about that I realized that I could help contribute to someone having a job by choosing the stations where there’s no self-serve. I might cost a small amount more, but it gives someone a job. Since I don’t particularly enjoy pumping gas, that completely works for me.

I used to return the shopping carts, to the store, but then I realized that there’s no need to return them it’s easier for me not to, and by not returning it, I’m giving a person employment. I can receive the support of not having to return the cart.

In small towns, grocery baggers will sometimes ask if I’d like help taking my groceries to the car, wouldn’t they also like to help by taking the cart and putting it away?

Do you feel guilty if you don’t return the cart where they’d like you to?

What’s interesting is the meaning we make of things.

Our perspective generates our perception, but many times we really don’t know what anything is for.

Once when I was at a Wednesday night service at Agape with a friend. As the collection basket was being passed, my friend saw someone pass the basket without putting anything in it and she turned to me and said, “that bothers me so much, how can they pass the basket without putting anything in it?”

I said to her, “I do that all the time. I write one tithe check per month to make it easier for myself. I’m here at service twice eight times a week or more, but I only write one check. So, I don’t put anything in the collection most of the time.”

My friend was taken aback. After a moment she said, “I never thought about that. That makes sense.”

Whenever we judge, we’re taking ourselves out of the flow of Love and we’re usually creating some kind of personal, emotional and mental distress.

If we don’t correct our thoughts, then we start feel the upset in our physical body. Our life is so much easier if we simply focus on being loving.

We’re designed to be peaceful, harmonious and prosperous and our misperceptions trigger a feeling of upset so we can realize that it’s time to course correct.

It’s a great system to remind us that Love is our true identity and Peace is our natural state. Let’s remember what’s real.

What perception is operating in your mind, triggering guilt? Please share in the comments and help us realize where we can all make a change! Thank you in advance!

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Our Gifts and Talents

Thursday, August 6th, 2020

If you don’t use your gifts and talents you might not actually lose them – but you will definitely be missing extraordinary opportunities to be an authentic, inspiring and healing presence in the world.

One of the most satisfying things I’ve ever experienced in this world is when I’m sharing my natural gifts and talents in ways that are uplifting and inspiring for others.

 I have a gift for sharing.  I’ve taken my natural talent and honed it with skill.  

When I get to teach a class, lead a retreat, or a Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive, it feels like the sweetest spot to me.  I don’t feel as though the truths that I share are mine, or that I in anyway the author of them.  They are available to everyone and I’m interested in sharing them.  I love, love, LOVE sharing these spiritual principles.

We all have an interesting and unique relationship to our possessions, including our gifts and talents.

In THE PATHWAY OF ROSES, the great mystic, Christian D. Larson wrote, 

“Every individual is entitled to all the riches of the spiritual kingdom, and in addition, to the possession of as many things … as he can possibly appreciate and use in the enrichment of all the realms of his own entire existence. But before he can secure all these things, he must cause his personal nature and his spiritual nature to live together as one … the first essential is to make the best use possible of everything that we may possess now.”

What Larson describes there, is what I feel I experience when I’m sharing spiritual truths.

Today let’s be willing to use what we have, and share it.  So many people want more, but they don’t appreciate and make use of what they have.  

Let’s be willing to look at ourselves from a Divine perspective.  Would we be willing to give to someone more riches and rewards if they didn’t appreciate and make use of the ones we had already given them?  Wouldn’t that be a waste? 

It’s worth asking, “what God given gifts and talents have I got that I’m hoarding?”  

You can get real with yourself and get ready to rock.  

Now is the time of our liberation!  Let’s go!

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Saving Time by Tuning In

Wednesday, August 5th, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Trusting Intuition

Tuesday, August 4th, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

In the process I discovered the inner guru was real.  

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

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

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

Life without it would be unbearable.

Intuition is that still small voice without opinion or judgment.

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

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

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

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