Posts Tagged ‘eternal’

Letting Go of False Beliefs

Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

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

In Part 1 of this series, I shared that on our path of awakening, the ego can send us on lengthy and exhausting detours to collect spiritual information.

We find ourselves hoping and believing that spiritual information will somehow precipitate our awakening, but all it really does is distract us and cause a sense of false pride because we know so much.

How many times have we heard the spiritual know-it-all going on and on, and so obviously making it clear that all they have is information? Maybe we’ve even been that person.

If we’re collecting spiritual information (rather than actually having a healing), then it’s pretty clear that we do not know much – because information isn’t healing – and it never will be.

What IS healing?

Love.

Love is the only healer, precisely because Love is our nature and our Source.

Love is ALL. Love is the All in All.

When we align with Love, we’re remembering our Divinity, and that’s what heals our mind of the belief in lack, limitation and separation.

Love connects us back to the Infinite Source of All-Good.

It opens us up to the flow and eliminates the belief in lack.

A Course in Miracles tells us “All healing is at the level of the mind.” In other words, whatever it is we’re trying to heal, whether it’s our body or our finances, our relationships or our career, regardless of how it looks in the world of form, healing happens when we change our mind.

What does changing our mind really mean?

It means giving up the false beliefs, which are our interpretations, and trading them in for an awareness of the truth that liberates us.

False beliefs clutter our mind and obscure pure insight and Wisdom. After all, what person is interested in Wisdom when they cling to their opinions

Have you ever paid off all your debts, had some extra cash, only to get back in debt and WORSE within a pretty short period of time?

I have.

Have you ever been in a difficult relationship that was really painful, only to finally escape and then find yourself in another similar relationship that’s even MORE painful?

I have.

Hey, most of us have done something like this MANY times. I certainly have.

And it’s pretty easy to see that this can literally take YEARS of our time, energy, and effort, years spent in worry, doubt and upset. Right?

And doesn’t it seem like it’s happening TO us? Doesn’t it seem like we’re doing everything we can to have it be different?

But if that were actually true, would we be repeating the same experiences? No, of course not.

Here’s why this happens:

First, we have to understand that our painful experiences are the manifestation of our belief system.

We’re not being tortured or punished by them – just the opposite.

Our difficult experiences are actually come to help us to transcend and transmute the limited beliefs that we’ve clung to from the past.

A Course in Miracles tells us that it’s all about forgiving the meaning we’ve made of things in the past. Everything that’s painful in our present represents some unloving decision we’ve made in the past.

Our challenges re-present the false beliefs we’ve chosen in the past. The decision point has come back again so we can choose to heal our mind about it and know the truth that is our Freedom, NOW.

If we start managing and coping with our problems, then we’re not going to heal the mind that manifested them. We’re laboring in vain when we’re trying to fix the problem.

When we’re laboring in vain, we’re seeing the problem as “out there” and we’re trying to fix it “out there”, instead of at the level of the mind.

Until we’re willing to let go of the meaning we’ve made of things, our interpretations, our opinions, and judgments, then we’re doomed to keep repeating them.

Eventually we’ll get tired of reliving the painful beliefs, investing our precious time, energy, and money into the bottomless pit of managing and coping with our problems – and trying to fix the problem in the world.

Hard truth: The “problem” isn’t in the world.

The thing we see in the world is the symptom, like a sneeze is a symptom of an irritant in your nose.

Your money, time, relationships, career, and health challenges aren’t the result of things happening in the world. They’re symptoms of your belief system. That’s why you have to heal your mind to have a healing in your life.

Now, in Part 1 of this series, I said I’d share the key to having a breakthrough.

You can have an amazing speed-healing experience of your entire life or you can have a slow one. It’s up to you. Either way, the key is total willingness for total forgiveness.

A Course in Miracles tells us our “little willingness is all that’s required.”

Yes, “a little willingness” is the only requirement to move onto this path of healing. But in order to really get some traction, you’ve got to get closer to total willingness.

Our ego says “Total willingness?! Are you kidding me? That’s not even possible! I can’t do it. I’m done. Forget it!”

But total willingness is not the same as complete dedication and devotion.

It’s willingness.

We can be totally willing to have a healing and willing to forgive even when we’re freaked out and have NO IDEA how it could ever happen.

Let’s face it. In every moment, we’re either willing to have a healing or we’re not willing. There are just two choices.

If we’re really not willing (and sometimes we’re not) then let’s become very aware of it and at least be willing to be willing. Most of us can get to that place.

What I did that worked so well for me, every day I affirmed:

“I AM forgiving everything in all directions of time and space.
I AM forgiving everything, known and unknown,
felt and not felt, recognized and unrecognized.
I AM forgiving it ALL.”

Then, of course, all day long, things would be shown to me so that I could see where I’d made a decision, a choice, an interpretation of something in the past and now, in the present moment, I was being given the opportunity to choose again. And this time I was willing to choose Love.

Look, it wasn’t easy to look at so many things from the past.

It wasn’t easy to see how intensely unloving and judgmental my mind really was.

That was hard for me.

But I was determined to “get ‘er done.”

I was determined to stop living like a prisoner in my own mind and my life.

Real willingness is required. This isn’t just lip service. This is about really being willing in your heart. That’s what lasting healing REQUIRES. And there’s a way to get there.

There’s an important additional factor in being able to really do this and not just talk about it.

This additional factor is the thing that really turns that key in the lock. That’s what I’m going to share about in the third part of this series.

But you know what? If you don’t have real willingness to forgive everything, it won’t work for you. You’ve got to have that genuine willingness first. You can’t have true and lasting healing with lip service.

You’ve got to put your heart into this.

Your desire lights the fire of healing in your Spirit!

And that’s why I’m writing this now. Because I’ve felt totally discouraged. I’ve felt helpless and hopeless while repeating the same mistakes, again and again, and having NO CLUE how to get out of the spin cycle.

I’ve spent years in that painful position, but I got myself out of it.

It’s a discouraging place to be, and it’s completely needless.

There IS a way out – and that’s why I’m offering a free class as a gift to you – so I can go into detail about HOW to unblock the flow of your time, energy, and money.

Click here to register now!

And BTW, if you’re interested in my yearlong Masterful Living Course, where we actually accomplish this kind of healing, I’ll be telling you about it in this free class.

I’ll be sharing Part 3 of this series tomorrow.

In the meantime, please check out my upcoming free class: Unblock the Flow of Your Time, Energy & Money.

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Magical Solutions Don’t Solve the Problem

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

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

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

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

We attack ourselves with it again and again.

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

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

Now, check this out:

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

Ego thought is always a thought of lack and limitation,

because ego is ONLY about separation from Source.

EVERY ego thought is of limitation and separation.

Lack and limitation is the only song the ego sings.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What’s the difference between magic and miracle?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It’s kind of like this:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It really boils down to feeling worthy and willing.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Lean on Spirit

Monday, January 13th, 2020

I Love A Course in Miracles! I find the teachings bring me great comfort and upliftment.

With having done nearly 430 episodes of my radio show, I’m still amazed at how inspired I am by A Course in Miracles. I never tire of the truth. It’s so liberating. I love that every time I pick up A Course in Miracles, I find a treasure that is so familiar and another one that is less well known to me. It is the gift that keeps on giving.

What a great gift that blue book is. Filled with treasures.

There have been many times when I have wept with gratitude just because I held the book in my hand.

The simplest statements carry so much power and Peace.

If you’re ever struggling to understand some part of it – or even to open it, then just ask Spirit to show you the way. That’s what Spirit is for.

One thing that Jesus tells is that’s so comforting is that we’re never alone. He’s always with us. Always. We can pretend we’re alone, but we never will be. Why pretend when it doesn’t make us happy?

He also tells us that we don’t even know what will make us happy, so we can just stop thinking that we do.

Such practical advice!

And He offers us constant support if we will but lean upon Him. Test it. Try it out. What have you got to lose?

Next time you feel alone, or bereft, or perhaps you wake up with a sense of dread, call out to Jesus and ask Him to let you know that He’s with you and that you’re not alone.

The gift is when we can share the Light with others, when we can be of service to the Light. Then our Light really shines! It lights us up from the inside!

“Do you not think the world needs peace as much as you do? Do you not want to give it to the world as much as you want to receive it? For unless you do, you will not receive it. If you want to have it of me, you must give it. Healing does not come from anyone else. You must accept guidance from within. The guidance must be what you want, or it will be meaningless to you. That is why healing is a collaborative venture. I can tell you what to do, but you must collaborate by believing that I know what you should do. Only then will your mind choose to follow me. Without this choice you could not be healed because you would have decided against healing, and this rejection of my decision for you makes healing impossible.” A Course in Miracles T-8.IV.4.

The ego often doesn’t like to be a follower. Are you willing to follow the guidance of an Ascended Master who can see through all directions of time and space, whose consciousness is so clear that his life has inspired billions of people?

ACIM is both practical and lofty. That those two qualities can perfectly co-exist and in iambic pentameter. Sweet!

A Course in Miracles offers us the way to Peace in our own lives and Peace in the world. At a time when it seems like there’s a tremendous amount of insanity erupting in the world, let us focus on being the Peace we’d like to see in the world by changing our mind about the world. In this way, we can be truly helpful.

What do you love about ACIM? Please share in the comments below!

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

Being connected with Spirit is just one of the important and valuable things we practice in my yearlong Masterful Living Course. We actively practice healing the sense of separation that keeps us disconnected from each other and from Spirit. We cultivate the relationship with ourselves that is loving and that keeps us connected with Spirit. We transform the most painful parts of our life. We heal depression by curing the CAUSE of depression.

Real people having real miracles.

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

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

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Negative Feelings Can Be Helpful

Sunday, January 12th, 2020

I’ve spent a major portion of my life trying to figure out my own feelings and those of others. At times I’ve felt desperately confused and discouraged.

Trying to figure out my feelings and deal with them, as well as other people’s feelings has been a major investment of my time, energy and life-force. It is for many of us. I’m so glad that the teachings of A Course in Miracles actually work. It’s a much faster path with far less frustration, but it does require a great willingness.

We can have so much healing by noticing our feelings and going the other way.

However, when we work WITH Spirit, Partner UP, and stop trying to go it alone, things improve so rapidly it’s astounding. This is part of effective spiritual practice.

In this kind of training, there are people who are sharing their experiences and reminding me of how frustrated I used to feel. I used to feel so hopeless that I could ever effect a change. Now, my whole life has changed. Spirit did that.

For so long I thought that I didn’t have time for spiritual practice, now, I know that spiritual practice saves time. It saves, time and money.

So many people in my Masterful Living class have told me they have both saved a lot of money because they avoided surgery, they were able to give up expensive medications and anti-depressants. And many have been astounded at how their income increased.

I feel it’s so important to talk about what is REALLY possible because most people simply don’t believe, or won’t believe that an effective spiritual practice saves time, energy and money, but it does.

When we do the healing work, all heaven breaks out.
When we put Spirit in charge, and stop going it alone, that’s when we have the most tangible results.

I used to get triggered by something and then feel emotionally dragged down an old familiar rabbit hole that I hated. It happened so many times and so often that it became an affirmation that there was something terribly wrong with me and that I had no ability to control my life or my feelings or even what I said and did.

I’d “lose it.”

As children, when we lose self-control, the adults are supposed to be able to help us and teach us how to find “it” again – “it” being our center, our right mind. But many times they don’t. They’re not present enough in their right mind and instead of helping us find our way back to the center they simply make us wrong.

I talk with so many people in Masterful Living classes – and it even came up this past week – who were told, as children that their emotions and upsets were wrong. As little precious children so many have been told:

“Children are to be seen and not heard.”
“Stop crying or I’ll give you something to cry about.”

Parents are overwhelmed. It’s completely understandable.
Adults who cannot handle their own emotions cannot handle a child who is freaking out.

We get taught that our emotions are wrong.
They’re bad.
They’re unhelpful.
They’re unwanted.

The big messages are:
FEELING IS BAD!
FEELING WILL GET YOU PUNISHED!
FEELING WILL GET YOU IN TROUBLE!
STOP FEELING … OR ELSE!

How can parents teach what they don’t know?
It’s not fair to expect them to.
And so we must forgive.

When I was a kid, I had long hair as I do now, and I used to want to have my Mom braid my hair and help me to do things with it. She didn’t have that skill. I remember asking her to braid my hair when I was about 15. She tried to get out of it, warning me that she just wasn’t good at it, but I insisted. So, my Mom did as requested and, you know what? She was right. She wasn’t very good at it. That was when I finally got it. Don’t ask her to do something she’s not good at. It’s not a loving thing to do.

I say, don’t go to the hardware store for frozen yogurt because they don’t have it. (Although, I do think it would be a hot seller. Mostly guys who are working hard go to the hardware store and they often like a snack.)

We must forgive our parents for not being able to help us with the things they don’t know about. WE are the generation that is turning the tide. We must forgive ALL so that we can get on with the business of teaching only Love. There’s no more productive way.

One of the things that we’ve found so helpful in Masterful Living is to learn to feel our feelings. It takes real effort for most of us to allow ourselves to actually pause in the midst of things and feel what’s going on.

Our feelings indicate our thought patterns. Thoughts come before feelings. It may not seem like it, but our thoughts reflect our belief systems and that’s what will determine how we interpret our life and what we think.

Someone can tell me I’m an idiot, but it won’t bother me if I don’t believe it. I won’t even remember that it happened if there’s no hook of belief. These false beliefs can be healed if we will allow it.

I’ve carried feelings of shame about something I said or did for decades that no one else remembers.

I remember when I was about 27 years old, I went to a friend’s home and they had just had made slipcovers for their couch. My friend had made them himself. I was a smoker then and I accidentally dropped my cigarette on their sofa and burned a hole right through their brand new sofa. I felt so bad and ashamed for that. 20 years later I brought it up to them and they had no memory of it at all. 20 years of feeling bad and ashamed. All of my own making.

Feelings are so helpful to us, but on our own, they’re overwhelming.

That’s why I feel so compelled to support people in bringing these healing opportunities into our lives and making it easy, attractive, appealing and even fun to move through things fully and completely so we can free up all that stuck energy. That’s what Masterful Living is for.

It takes motivation to make a change. For me, my motivation was misery and pain. I worked with that until I caught a spark of inspiration and began to see that I could really make a difference in my own life, and in the lives of my family and others.

One of my goals is to inspire people to do this inner healing work so they can do it more joyfully.

The purpose statement at the Power of Love Ministry is:

Our one goal is to support people who are actively interested in walking their talk, living the Love and awakening so they can teach only Love and be truly helpful. We’re doing it together!

This year we’ve taken steps further along the path of offering more classes with more teachers and training Teachers, Ministers, Prayer Practitioners and Spiritual Counselors and they are blooming and blossoming into POWERFUL light workers with SO MUCH to offer and share.

This has always been a teaching ministry – to teach only Love and how to really live that. We are sharing what we’re learning and it’s spreading. Each year we’re offering new classes by new teachers, and we’re certifying more and more spiritual counselors and helping them have a successful business.

What I’ve come to see is that there are so many beautiful light workers who have felt hesitant because they don’t feel fully qualified and they don’t feel fully capable and empowered to do the work they feel called to do.

Of course they feel hesitant if they still are holding onto shame, blame, resentment, regret, guilt, hurt and jealousy from the past.

I get it. For so many years I had a dream of being truly helpful, but I didn’t feel qualified or capable to really GO FOR IT. I didn’t feel worthy.

Now, I know why.
The unforgivness gets in the way.
How can we feel worthy of being the Light of the world when we’re harboring all this darkness?

Our spiritual practice and the work that we’re doing in Masterful Living (which is the foundation for all the trainings) dissolves and resolves that sense of unworthiness so that people feel capable and qualified to share what they’re learning.

My prayer is that the expansion we’re planning for 2020 will be everything that Spirit intends for it to be and that many, many more thousands of people will be inspired to truly live and practice the teachings of truth in A Course in Miracles.

My prayer is that my own awakening and our collective awakening is brought forth with more ease and grace. That we give up the resistance to Love and to being loving and choose to demonstrate our true nature, which is perfect Love.

Together, we awaken one choice at a time.
Real people.
Real miracles.
Proving that God works in our lives and we are not alone.

It’s all about Self-forgiveness. When we forgive ourselves we can let the past go and put all of our energy into expressing our true nature which is perfect Love.

And then we can truly help all of our brothers and sisters and most especially the children! By demonstrating and teaching only Love, all around us are inspired and uplifted to do things differently. This is why we so much family healing for those in Masterful Living classes.

We can each be a powerful beacon of Love and Light – this is what our calling is.
Everything is pre-installed.
We already have the kingdom within.

Being masterful with our emotions and relationships is just one of the important and valuable things we practice in my yearlong Masterful Living Course. We actively practice healing the sense of separation that keeps us disconnected from Spirit. We cultivate the relationship with Spirit. We transform the most painful parts of our life.

Real people having real miracles.

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

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

Onward and upward, together we rise in Love!

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

Give yourself this gift and you’ll be amazed at how your connection with Spirit will bloom!

If you’d like a taste of Masterful Living this year, check out my New Year Reboot class.

Ready to Make A Leap? Masterful Living starts Monday, January 20 – Bonuses are on right now!

#1 Our first BONUS class is New Year’s Reboot. Let’s reboot into this new year and truly experience the sense of newness!

#2 Our second BONUS is my End My Self-Sabotage 6-Day Challenge. The first 2 days are my gift to you and open to everyone. For everyone in Masterful Living, it’s a BONUS class.

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Finding A Better Way

Saturday, January 11th, 2020

I used to be so tough on the outside and so vulnerable on the inside. My deep sense of vulnerability made me very defensive. I also would get out in front of any perceived attack by being the attacker. I was on high alert ALL of the time, and it was exhausting!

In my life experience, one of the most common things I see is that people get hurt and offended, and then they feel justified in attacking back. AND the really intense part of that whole painful mess is that it happens so fast that we don’t even really know what’s going on.

If we’d like to get to the bottom of it and turn the ship around, we have to have a great willingness to let the upset go in favor of Peace. Most people don’t have enough motivation. For me, Self-Love became my great motivation. I actively choose to Love myself, and so not being at Peace is not worth it. It’s an attack upon my very Self.

When I look deeply into things, there can be a great heart opening and a change.

Example: I FINALLY learned how to handle the times when I feel threatened with spiritual maturity. Now, if I have a moment with a loved one and I feel the old impulse to defend or attack, I can make a new choice.

I’ve learned when the thing to do at that moment is to withdraw and just let it all be.

I can give it up to Spirit to teach me about the meaning of it and the value of whatever’s going on.

I know that everything works together for good and there are no exceptions. When I take a step back, before too long I can remember that this person says snarky comments to everyone they love and it’s not personal to me. I could really feel that was true, and that felt like healing to me.

Now I can go back to the person with a new attitude. I can return to the scene of the “crime,” so glad and grateful that I hadn’t retaliated or escalated in any way. This leaves the door open to a closer connection and more intimacy in my relationships – which I enjoy greatly.

What I’ve come to see is that my willingness to stay cool, to not be offended, and instead have compassion is also an extension of compassion to my former self who was CONSTANTLY making snarky comments.

Also, I see that my willingness to not be hurt and to go back into the “fray” is an affirmation of my loving acceptance of myself and my loved one, and that brought more Love between us.

I am so grateful I can choose a better way.

It’s a moment-by-moment practice that builds our mastery and keeps our Peace. It’s beautiful!

Being masterful with our emotions and relationships is just one of the important and valuable things we practice in my yearlong Masterful Living Course. We actively practice healing the sense of separation that keeps us disconnected from Spirit. We cultivate the relationship with Spirit. We transform the most painful parts of our life.

Real people having real miracles.

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

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

Onward and upward, together we rise in Love!

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

Give yourself this gift and you’ll be amazed at how your connection with Spirit will bloom!

If you’d like a taste of Masterful Living this year, check out my New Year Reboot class.

Ready to Make A Leap? Masterful Living starts Monday, January 20 – Bonuses are on right now!

#1 Our first BONUS class is New Year’s Reboot. Let’s reboot into this new year and truly experience the sense of newness!

#2 Our second BONUS is my End My Self-Sabotage 6-Day Challenge. The first 2 days are my gift to you and open to everyone. For everyone in Masterful Living, it’s a BONUS class.

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Self-Healing

Friday, January 10th, 2020

Let me be clear, I do not have the ability to change anyone’s life but my own. I really don’t. Many times people give me credit for changing their life, but I don’t deserve it.

I do SO appreciate that people value what I share and employ it in their lives to make a real and lasting difference in their happiness, their well being, their relationships, and their families. But I am not responsible for anyone’s miracles but my own.

And still, each and every one of us can bring SO MUCH benefit to another just by sharing their life experience in an authentic and humble way.

Yesterday, I had a couple of conversations with folks who have been SO influenced by the life of Anand Deoskar who passed away last October. He’d been in Masterful Living with us for four years.

Anand had so much growth and transformation over the years and he shared it on his sleeve – he let everyone know, with great humility, his journey of healing and awakening. He experienced real miracles of shifts in his thinking brought on by his willingness to let his opinions go, and his active choice to be loving with himself and others.

Anand was quite transparent about his journey. It was inspiring to all of us who knew him.

In our Masterful Living Community, one of the most precious gifts we share with each other is the gift of letting people REALLY get to know us. We allow ourselves to be seen, and when that happens, we can really be loved.

When we hide in our relationships, then it’s hard for people to really love us because they don’t get to really see us and be with us. When we hold back and behave the way we think people would like us to behave, we’re not able to be fully loved because people don’t get to really experience us.

There’s so much healing when we realize that being authentic doesn’t mean saying everything we think and feel. But it also doesn’t mean hiding things.

We can be authentic and transparent, and it helps us to realize that we are COMPLETELY lovable. Realizing that we are lovable is healing for everyone.

Self-healing is world healing.

The reason we can be so authentic and transparent in Masterful Living is that we’re in a community of like-minded souls who are willing to practice non-judgment. We make it a safe space for anyone to share. And when they do, they are beautiful and inspiring. Their magnificence shows.

Being authentic and transparent is just one of the important and valuable things we practice in my yearlong Masterful Living Course. We actively practice healing the sense of separation that keeps us disconnected from Spirit. We cultivate the relationship with Spirit. We transform the most painful parts of our life.

Real people having real miracles.

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

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

Onward and upward, together we rise in Love!

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

If you’d like a taste of Masterful Living this year, check out my New Year Reboot class.

Ready to Make A Leap? Masterful Living starts Monday, January 20 – Bonuses are on right now!

#1 Our first BONUS class is New Year’s Reboot. Let’s reboot into this new year and truly experience the sense of newness!

#2 Our second BONUS is my End My Self-Sabotage 6-Day Challenge. The first 2 days are my gift to you and open to everyone. For everyone in Masterful Living, it’s a BONUS class.

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Healing the Cause of Worry

Thursday, January 9th, 2020

Look, I’ll be honest with you. I used to feel like a victim.

I was a victim of all the things that were happening in the world that I didn’t like.

I was a complainer. I complained about all the things that were happening in the world that I didn’t like.

I made myself miserable with all my complaints. I decided to stop making myself miserable, and I made a commitment to Self-Love.

That commitment required me to realize that my misery was not a result of what was happening in the world, my misery was the result of my thoughts ABOUT what was happening in the world.

My complaints were a symptom of the underlying fear I had.

Fear, worry and anxiety are all caused by stinking thinking.

Worry and anxiety are the direct results of beliefs that CAN be changed.

Fear-based thinking is NOT the result of things happening in the world – and it never will be.

It’s easy to assume that we’re thinking fearful thoughts because of our experiences, but this world just doesn’t work that way.

The mind doesn’t work that way.

First, we have a belief and THEN we have an experience that reflects that belief – and then we interpret the experience to prove our belief is true. But it doesn’t prove our belief is TRUE – it only proves that we are investing in that belief, consciously or unconsciously.

It’s so important to be willing to get this and to apply it throughout our days.

Applying this teaching from A Course in Miracles brings great relief from emotional and mental suffering.

It takes practice.
It takes effort.
It takes willingness.
It takes determination.

What could be more worth the investment than ending your fear, doubt and worry?

I can’t think of anything, can you?

Living a peaceful life is just one of the important and valuable things we practice in my year-long Masterful Living Course. We actively practice healing the sense of separation that keeps us disconnected from Spirit. We cultivate the relationship with Spirit. We transform the most painful parts of our life.

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

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

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

If you’d like a taste of Masterful Living this year, check out my New Year Reboot class.

Ready to Make A Leap? Masterful Living starts Monday, January 20 – Bonuses are on right now!

#1 Our first BONUS class is New Year’s Reboot. Let’s reboot into this new year and truly experience the sense of newness!

#2 Our second BONUS is my End My Self-Sabotage 6-Day Challenge. The first 2 days are my gift to you and open to everyone. For everyone in Masterful Living, it’s a BONUS class.

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Peace

Wednesday, January 8th, 2020

A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson #34 is “I could see peace instead of this.”

In this lesson, Jesus tells us, “Peace of mind is clearly an internal matter. It must begin with your own thoughts and then extend outward. It is from your peace of mind that a peaceful perception of the world arises.”

Peace begins with us.

It BEGINS in our minds. Or, it seems to dissipate in our minds. We choose.

I find it so helpful to remember that my natural state is Peace.

If I’m not experiencing Peace, it’s because I’m choosing something else.

When the world seems to be acting crazy, that’s the time for us to hold to our sanity.

Many people are seeking Peace by trying to manipulate the world to be more peaceful. It’s not a method that works.

We seek not to change the world, but to change our minds about the world in order to be a beneficial presence in the world.

The way that Peace is brought forth is to change our minds.

To discipline our mind. This takes real time and attention, and it absolutely requires that we Partner UP with Spirit to bring it into manifestation.

This is what spiritual practice is all about.

If we don’t deepen our practice when war is threatened, then when will we practice?

If we don’t deepen our practice when our lives are falling apart, then when will we practice?

It’s because we don’t practice that Spirit brings us events and situations that squeeze us so hard that we will finally go to Spirit for the Source of all, or we’ll collapse trying.

We are the deciders of what we will choose.
I choose Peace today and every day.
I ain’t going to study war no more.

Always remember: the ends are in the means.

We cannot get to Peace through war.

ACIM tells us, “You recognize you want the goal. Are you not also willing to accept the means?”

To have Peace, be Peace.

We cannot attack, blame and shame those who aren’t peaceful and remain peaceful. We cannot have Peace while we’re attacking.

Let us BE the Peace from now on.
Let us develop the courage and strength to BE peaceful and share the benefits with the world.

Now is our time to be disciplined in our minds so that we can rise and shine and be truly helpful. There is no better time than NOW!

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

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

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

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

If you’d like a taste of Masterful Living this year, check out my New Year Reboot class.

Ready to Make A Leap? Masterful Living starts Monday, January 20 – Bonuses are on right now!

#1 Our first BONUS class is New Year’s Reboot. Let’s reboot into this new year and truly experience the sense of newness!

#2 Our second BONUS is my End My Self-Sabotage 6-Day Challenge. The first 2 days are my gift to you and open to everyone. For everyone in Masterful Living, it’s a BONUS class.

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Speed Up Your Spiritual Awakening

Tuesday, January 7th, 2020

Is there a single practice that will change your life and speed up your awakening? Yes, there is. A Course in Miracles tells us that the practice is forgiveness, specifically, SELF-forgiveness.

If you’re seeing your life-improving steadily and beautifully,
If you’re feeling lighter and happier,
If you’re feeling more connected to Spirit,
Then you are definitely practicing Self-forgiveness.
Congratulations!

If you’re studying lots of books and listening to lots of audios, but you’re not feeling happier, lighter and more successful as a spiritual student, Self-forgiveness is the tool to use.

Self-forgiveness goes so much deeper than most people realize – it certainly goes FAR deeper than I ever realized, and I’ve learned SO MUCH in the last 20 years of teaching Self-forgiveness.

There are SO MANY practices we can apply to speed up our spiritual awakening, but none is so helpful as is making the decision that you truly are interested in awakening from the dream of separation.

Once you make that decision, Self-forgiveness becomes your constant companion.

The dream of separation will lull us into a deep slumber of suffering.

Separation thinking shows up as ALL of our experiences of having problems and living in lack and limitation. When we believe we’re separate, we experience lack and limitation. This need not be. AND we must forgive ourselves for perpetuating the very habits, beliefs, and patterns that have caused our pain and sense of loss.

“Yet where are dreams but in a mind asleep? And can a dream succeed in making real the picture it projects outside itself? Save time, my brother; learn what time is for. And speed the end of idols in a world made sad and sick by seeing idols there. Your holy mind is altar unto God, and where He is no idols can abide. The fear of God is but the fear of loss of idols.”
~ A Course in Miracles, T-29.VII.9.

Our idols can be our complaints and grievances. Idols can be the ways we become so attached to doing things our way rather than placing our faith and trust in Spirit. We can shift that.

We CAN really speed up our healing, and that’s the great gift we can all give ourselves.

When we give ourselves this gift of deep spiritual practice, we share all the benefits with everyone.

That’s why our family, friends, and co-workers begin to have healing, too. We’re all sharing the same mind.

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

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

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

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

If you’d like a taste of Masterful Living this year, check out my New Year Reboot class.

Ready to Make A Leap? Masterful Living starts Monday, January 20 – Bonuses are on right now!

#1 Our first BONUS class is New Year’s Reboot. Let’s reboot into this new year and truly experience the sense of newness!

#2 Our second BONUS is my End My Self-Sabotage 6-Day Challenge. The first 2 days are my gift to you and open to everyone. For everyone in Masterful Living, it’s a BONUS class.

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

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Development of Trust

Monday, January 6th, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Enough of that madness!

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

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

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

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

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

To live in trust is to SEE by faith.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If you’d like a taste of Masterful Living this year, check out my New Year Reboot class.

Ready to Make A Leap? Masterful Living starts Monday, January 20 – Bonuses are on right now!

#1 Our first BONUS class is New Year’s Reboot. Let’s reboot into this new year and truly experience the sense of newness!

#2 Our second BONUS is my End My Self-Sabotage 6-Day Challenge. The first 2 days are my gift to you and open to everyone. For everyone in Masterful Living, it’s a BONUS class.

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Willingness Rather Than Will Power

Sunday, January 5th, 2020

I’m in New Jersey now for the winter, and the days have been gray and rainy. I love the change of seasons and I love winter, but I’m not in love with the gray days. Every season there are usually some days that we wish were different.

As you may know, my family has a home that my parents built on Deer Isle, in Maine. When I was living here in the early ’90s after I’d left New York, we had a cold snap and it was the coldest I’d ever experienced in my life. 20 degrees below zero. For you Celsius fans that’s about -29. Yes, MINUS 29.

I was fortunate, because out there on Deer Isle, being an island surrounded by water, it’s much cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter than it is on the mainland. It was probably twice as cold on the mainland.

I was going to a party that night, and I remember how searing the cold was. Of course, I heated the car for 20 minutes before I got into it, but it was still painfully cold. Just going to and from the car, the hairs in my nose froze and crackled. It hurt to have any skin exposed.

Most of the time, living there on the island is heaven. It’s gorgeous. The weather is beautiful most of the time. On a warmer winter night with snows and a full moon, it’s a winter wonderland that takes your breath away.

Before living in Maine, I lived in Manhattan. Apparently, I really love islands, because I also lived on Kauai, in Hawaii. I really love NYC, and most of the time it’s an exciting and interesting place to be. However, when the summer heat comes full on up to 100 degrees – that would be about 37 Celsius – and the humidity is also upper 90’s, then it is positively unbearable. I cannot handle it. It feels like torture.

My BFF, Rev. Karen Russo lives in Scottsdale, AZ, where I was just visiting. As God would have it, I’ve been to visit her in the month of August two years in a row. It’s hot as Hades then. And don’t give me that dry heat stuff, because in August it’s not that dry. Not at all.

I remember going outside for a walk early in the morning, when it’s the coolest, and as we started to walk I was feeling the air outside after being inside the air-conditioned house. I thought, “I wish somebody would open a window out here.” It was just plain stuffy, even outside!

Wherever you live, in most places there are days when it’s just too dang cold or hot, humid or wet or dry, sunny or dark or something. There will always be something.

In every single moment of life, there’s always something to complain about and something to be bothered by, if we let it.

It just depends on what we’re interested in.
That’s what determines our focus.
It’s never what’s happening out there.
It’s always about what’s happening inside.
It’s the eyes we’re looking with that determines what we see.

Healing the painful view is an inside job.

And that’s why, about 20 years ago, I made up my mind to be unalterable. I’m not there yet, but that’s my goal. I get closer every day.

Even on the days that I’m bothered by things, I still feel I succeed because I take that upset and turn it over to the Higher Holy Spirit Self for healing. Healing is what I’m most interested in. I keep my FOCUS there.

I let the upset unwind with the Love and compassion of my own heart. I made these crazy thought-forms, I gave them life, and it’s time for me to let them go. I intend to be free of ALL of them. I give the Holy Spirit the heavy lifting every day.

The keys to all of my inner healing, which has produced all the wonderful changes in my life, are these three:

*Love
*Self-forgiveness
*Willingness

Since it’s a brand new year, and it still has that lovely new year smell to it, I’m offering something I call my “Challenge to End Self-sabotage” and you can jump in and join us – it’s a gift to the community to inspire and support folks in keeping a healthy, happy new year momentum going.

There’s a big difference between WILLPOWER vs WILLINGNESS.

It has been SO helpful to me to understand the difference and then apply that Wisdom to my life.

When someone has a problem with obsessive-compulsive behavior or avoidance, they’ll often try willpower to make a change. A perfect example of that is trying to get in shape or lose weight at the beginning of the year.

People make new year’s resolutions about what they’d like to change in their eating, drinking, exercising, home cleanliness, and organization, and all kinds of things.

Resolutions require willpower.

Will power is part of a plan of behavior modification.

Behavior modification is a helpful start when we’re feeling out of control, obsessive, compulsive, and addicted.

For the moment, we can pause the addictive behaviors with willpower.
But we all know that stopping the behavior isn’t healing.

As A Course in Miracles teaches us, all healing is at the level of the mind – NOT at the level of behavior.

We seek not to change the behavior, but to change our mind about ourselves, life, our bodies and eliminate the ROOT CAUSE of the behavior – which is our beliefs.

Many people obsessively self-medicate as a way to escape how they feel. I’ve certainly done WAY more than my fair share of that.

Willpower does NOTHING to eliminate that issue – it only intensifies it.

It’s like turning up the heat on a pressure cooker.
Eventually it will explode, and then there’s an even bigger mess to contend with.

A Course in Miracles tells us:
“You must change your mind, not your behavior, and this is a matter of willingness. You do not need guidance except at the mind level. Correction belongs only to the level where change is possible. Change does not mean anything at the symptom level, where it cannot work.” T-2.VI.3.

Willingness is the only way to make real progress on the spiritual path of awakening.

Willpower only deals with symptoms.

Our willingness is ALL that’s required to have true and lasting transformation.

It seems so simple and, quite frankly, too easy. But neither is accurate.

Have you ever had a moment where you felt driven to act compulsively and you knew it would not end well, and that if you could have any small fraction of willingness, you could take a deep breath and make a higher choice but you just didn’t want to – at that moment?

Instead, you willFULLY, self-destructed?

Practicing those moments of willingness IS where our healing’s at.
Willpower simply won’t cut it.

When we’re craving, needing and wanting to satisfy that compulsion, we’re feeling deprived. We’re feeling like a victim that needs and wants and craves because we don’t have, we lack.

The feelings of lack come from the belief in separation. We believe we’re separate from our Creator, and therefore we feel the constant sense of lack.

What is it we don’t have?
At that moment, we don’t have a connection with Spirit that lets us know we’re fully loved and held in perfect Wholeness. That knowing our perfection is missing from our awareness.

How could willpower ever heal that?
How could willpower ever even satiate the craving for Unity for one second?
It cannot.

But even a little bit of willingness is instantaneous joining with Spirit.

“The power to work miracles belongs to you. I will provide the opportunities to do them, but you must be ready and willing.” T-1.III.1.

Using willpower actually makes things worse.
We feel self-betrayed on some level when we’re trying to control and manipulate the cravings and behavior. It just feels hellish.

Okay, maybe there are moments of ego superiority and satisfaction when we’re able to use willpower to not follow the needing, wanting and craving impulses. But those will power moments just fuel the fire of living without lasting healing. Always a victim.

A Course in Miracles tells us:
“We have already attempted to correct the fundamental error that fear can be mastered, and have emphasized that the only real mastery is through love. … You may think this implies that an enormous amount of time is necessary between readiness and mastery, but let me remind you that time and space are under my control.” T-2.VII.7.

Our willingness IS all that’s needed for our healing. Let us practice that this entire year and see what wonderful and miraculous healing we have!

Let’s pray to be willing to forgive ourselves and to remember the truth that sets us free from those gnarly awful patterns of pain. Prayer is so powerful, please join me in my Daily Prayer for Today – today’s prayer is for Willingness to Rise Above. We use technology to transcend time and space and deepen our spiritual practice.

To me, this new year, this new decade, feels like the best ever, even though it’s been a rough start. I’m excited about it!

I’m excited about the healing we’ll have.

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You may also wish to check out my End My Self-Sabotage 6-Day challenge TODAY. The first 2 days are my gift to you and open to everyone. For everyone in Masterful Living, it’s another BONUS class.

Ready to Make A Leap? Masterful Living starts Monday, January 20 – Bonuses are on right now!

Learning to eliminate self-sabotage and hold a healing vision for our life is just one of the things we learn in my yearlong Masterful Living Course. We actively practice healing the deep sense of unworthiness that most spiritual students suffer from.  If you feel called, come join us in 2020 for the best year of your life – the year that changes EVERYTHING, if you’re willing.  Let’s do it together.  If you’d like to find out what others are saying about this powerful community please click here to learn more now.

I am grateful for this path we’re on and our ability to truly leave the past behind! Onward and upward, together we rise in Love!

#1 Our first BONUS class is New Year’s Reboot. Let’s reboot into this new year and truly experience the sense of newness!

#2 Our second BONUS is my End My Self-Sabotage 6-Day challenge. The first 2 days are my gift to you and open to everyone. For everyone in Masterful Living, it’s a BONUS class.

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

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Peace on Earth

Saturday, January 4th, 2020

Many people wish for peace of mind or a sense of relief. They’re yearning to feel free – free from everything they don’t like and feel imprisoned by.

Freedom is a spiritual quality that’s part of our Divine Essence. It’s already our nature to experience and express Freedom. We have it at the level of mind, and then it becomes our experience. Even a prisoner of war in a foreign jail can find the Freedom in his mind, because that’s where it’s located.

A Course in Miracles teaches us, “When you are sad, know this need not be. Depression comes from a sense of being deprived of something you want and do not have. Remember that you are deprived of nothing except by your own decisions, and then decide otherwise.” T-4.IV.3.

When someone has a problem with obsessive, compulsive behavior or avoidance they’ll often use willpower to make a change. There’s a sense of loss, and lack and the willpower is used to get control of ourselves.

Willpower is part of a plan of behavior modification that can be a helpful start when we’re feeling out of control, but it doesn’t heal the root cause of the behavior. Willpower only intensifies the deep craving that is the root cause of the problem.

All healing is at the level of the mind – NOT at the level of behavior.

If Love isn’t part of the plan for healing, there won’t be healing, only a shift in behavior. That’s not enough.

If we don’t feel worthy of miraculous permanent healing, we might settle for will power.

For true spiritual healing, we look to the mind for causation.

There’s a false belief at the root cause of every issue. Most problems are an expression of belief in lack. How can willpower heal a belief in lack? It cannot.

The healing we’re looking for comes from opening to giving and receiving the Love that’s restorative and healing.

We resort to willpower when we feel spiritually weak. Willpower is a function of the personality, and is born of a sense of separation and lack. Willingness is the willingness to choose Love and to follow Spirit’s guidance.

Our willingness is ALL that’s required to have true and lasting transformation.

It seems so simple and, quite frankly, too easy. But neither is accurate.

When we’re craving, needing and wanting to satisfy that compulsion, we’re feeling deprived. The real craving is for union with Spirit.

In that moment of craving, we don’t have a connection with Spirit that lets us know we’re fully loved and held in perfect Wholeness, that knowing our perfection is missing from our awareness.

Our willingness to Partner UP will heal the illusion of lack.

Only the willingness to see the union of all life brings lasting healing of splitting the mind.

Even a little bit of willingness is instantaneously joining with Spirit, and that’s where our true and lasting healing is – in remembering our union with God and making that our top priority

Let’s make a real change this year. Let’s get out of the prison in our mind and live joy-fully!

Let there be Peace on Earth and let it begin with us!

My FREE 6-Day Challenge program to end self-sabotage and self-medication is starting. Check out this free gift – click here to register now and join me live!

End My Self-Sabotage
6-Day Challenge

Get The Motivation & Support to Free Yourself
From Self-Medication So You Can Live The Life You Desire!

Click now:
I’m in! SIGN ME UP!

The first 2 days are free. Please join with a friend and let’s get our healing ON!

You may also wish to check out my End My Self-Sabotage 6-Day challenge TODAY. The first 2 days are my gift to you and open to everyone. For everyone in Masterful Living, it’s another BONUS class.

Ready to Make A Leap? Masterful Living starts Monday, January 20 – Bonuses are on right now!

Learning to eliminate self-sabotage and hold a healing vision for our life is just one of the things we learn in my yearlong Masterful Living Course. We actively practice healing the deep sense of unworthiness that most spiritual students suffer from.  If you feel called, come join us in 2020 for the best year of your life – the year that changes EVERYTHING, if you’re willing.  Let’s do it together.  If you’d like to find out what others are saying about this powerful community please click here to learn more now.

I am grateful for this path we’re on and our ability to truly leave the past behind! Onward and upward, together we rise in Love!

#1 Our first BONUS class is New Year’s Reboot. Let’s reboot into this new year and truly experience the sense of newness!

#2 Our second BONUS is my End My Self-Sabotage 6-Day challenge. The first 2 days are my gift to you and open to everyone. For everyone in Masterful Living, it’s a BONUS class.

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

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Strange Times – Energetic Weather

Friday, January 3rd, 2020

Strange Times – Energetic Weather

This is going to be one of my energetic weather reports that I do from time to time.  There are times when I notice the energy I’m feeling feels different or unusually intense, and this is one of those times.  I like to report about it, because otherwise most people feel as though it’s just them but it’s actually not.

Yesterday in my Sacred Circle we were sharing our experience of recent days. Most of us have had noticeably felt a sense of depression on January 1 and still lingering yesterday.

I shared in Sacred Circle that on New Year’s Eve, I had spent the night at a gong bath led by my friend Manush. In a gong bath, gongs are played for the purpose of healing and it feels like an immersion in the sound.

As you may recall, I’ve been studying and teaching kundalini yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. Yogi Bhajan had stated that 10 consecutive 45-minute gong healings would clear most blocks so that the soul could then heal itself, relieving the body of human suffering to deliver us to our hearts.

Here’s a picture of Manush at the event.

I had only slept about 4 hours that night, as we were awakened at 3:45 a.m. to begin prayers, yoga and chanting. I usually don’t feel much affected by less sleep, but I seemed to on Wednesday. I felt really tired. and I had a lot to do that day as I was leading my New Year Reboot class.

I felt great during class, but definitely not up to snuff the rest of the day and it surprised me because I am SO PUMPED about this new year. And I felt low energy again yesterday even though I was well rested. Strange.

When we discussed it in Sacred Circle, it was clear that most of us were feeling the same thing. I take it as a sign that we’re doing intense healing work all around the planet, the entire human race, and healing is what we’re after.

It helps most of us to know that the sense of temporary depression or feeling of “offness” is shared with others and not something we alone are feeling.

Prayer helps.

Pray for everyone.

Never doubt the power of effective affirmative prayer. When we pray, we raise our vibration. Begin with gratitude, which also raises our vibration. Don’t ever just accept what you don’t like. This is what I was talking about in New Year Reboot. We have so much power, let us use it for good.

May you always feel blessed!

My FREE 6-Day Challenge program to end self-sabotage and self-medication is starting. Check out this free gift – click here to register now and join me live!

 

End My Self-Sabotage
6 Day Challenge

 

Get The Motivation & Support to Free Yourself
From Self-Medication So You Can Live The Life You Desire!

Click now:
I’m in! SIGN ME UP!

The first 2 days are free. Please join with a friend and let’s get our healing ON!

You may also wish to check out my End My Self-Sabotage 6-Day challenge TODAY. The first 2 days are my gift to you and open to everyone. For everyone in Masterful Living, it’s another BONUS class.

Ready to Make A Leap? Masterful Living starts Monday, January 20 – Bonuses are on right now!

Learning to eliminate self-sabotage and hold a healing vision for our life is just one of the things we learn in my yearlong Masterful Living Course. We actively practice healing the deep sense of unworthiness that most spiritual students suffer from.  If you feel called, come join us in 2020 for the best year of your life – the year that changes EVERYTHING, if you’re willing.  Let’s do it together.  If you’d like to find out what others are saying about this powerful community please click here to learn more now.

I am grateful for this path we’re on and our ability to truly leave the past behind! Onward and upward, together we rise in Love!

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

Learning to hold a powerful vision for our life and our relationships is just one of the things we learn in my yearlong Masterful Living Course. If you feel called, come join us in 2020 for the best year of your life – the year that changes EVERYTHING, if you’re willing. Let’s do it together. If you’d like to find out what others are saying about this powerful community please click here to learn more now.

#1 Our first BONUS class is New Year’s Reboot. Let’s reboot into this new year and truly experience the sense of newness!

#2 Our second BONUS is my End My Self-Sabotage 6-Day challenge. The first 2 days are my gift to you and open to everyone. For everyone in Masterful Living, it’s a BONUS class.

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Breaking the Shame Hangover Habit

Thursday, January 2nd, 2020

Today’s a big day! I’m launching my 6 Day Challenge to End My Self-Sabotage. This is a topic that is near and dear to my heart, because I’ve seen SO MANY spiritual students struggle with all kinds of self-sabotage, especially self-medication. These are the habits that keep us playing small and feeling despair.

We can eliminate them rather than manage and cope with them.

There are so many forms of self-medication, and there’s one suited to each personality. Each one brings with it a bucket of shame.

I’ve found that when we work on this issue together in the community, a lot of healing comes and we can actually let go of long-entrenched habits that most people spend a lifetime struggling with.

Struggle no more!

One MAJOR form of self-sabotage that is also self-medication is spending a lot of time in fantasy – something I know a lot about. Not only was this an issue for me, but it’s also been an issue for many folks in my classes.

People don’t talk about it so much, so I thought I’d share about the differences between vision and fantasy.

There’s a profound difference between vision and fantasy. I love A Course in Miracles teachings because they are so helpful. One thing they make clear is that the hero in the fantasy is always the body. If, in your fantasy of having a fabulous career, you envision yourself as a body receiving praise, money, adoration, etc. then you can be sure that’s a fantasy.

In my experience, a vision of sharing my gifts and talents is more focused on how I feel and not at all on what it LOOKS like. In the vision of my success, I feel in the flow of Love. I’m sharing. It’s not about me getting. I’m receiving Divine Guidance and Inspiration, and I’m flowing that out into the world through sharing.

Understanding the difference between vision and fantasy is very valuable. One is a valuable tool, and the other is a form of self-medication.

Vision is a very different energy than fantasy.

Fantasy is a drug for the ego. Vision is a beautiful Divine Insight.

Fantasy leaves us in a hangover of lack.

Vision lifts us up into communion with Spirit and a willingness to receive insight and Clarity.

What do you prefer? Expansion or addiction? Fantasy is often an addiction.

If you feel like you’re addicted to fantasy, give it all to the Higher Holy Spirit Self and open your mind to what is truly possible – the very HIGHEST spiritual vision. When you align with that vision, only good came come to you! All things work together for your good.

You’ll be truly amazed at how much better life of vision feels than making more time for fantasy. Give up fantasy and you’ll realize what a drain it’s been!

STARTS TODAY: My FREE 6-Day Challenge program to end self-sabotage and self-medication. Check out this free gift – click here to register now and join me live!

End My Self-Sabotage
6-Day Challenge

Get The Motivation & Support to Free Yourself
From Self-medication So You Can Live The Life You Desire!

Day 1 is TODAY

Click now:
I’m in! SIGN ME UP!

The first 2 days are free. Please join with a friend and let’s get our healing ON!

You may also wish to check out my End My Self-Sabotage 6-Day challenge TODAY. The first 2 days are my gift to you and open to everyone. For everyone in Masterful Living, it’s another BONUS class.

Ready to Make A Leap? Masterful Living starts Monday, January 20 – Bonuses are on right now!

Learning to eliminate self-sabotage and hold a healing vision for our life is just one of the things we learn in my yearlong Masterful Living Course. We actively practice healing the deep sense of unworthiness that most spiritual students suffer from.  If you feel called, come join us in 2020 for the best year of your life – the year that changes EVERYTHING, if you’re willing.  Let’s do it together.  If you’d like to find out what others are saying about this powerful community please click here to learn more now.

I am grateful for this path we’re on and our ability to truly leave the past behind! Onward and upward, together we rise in Love!

Our first BONUS class is New Year’s Reboot. Let’s reboot into this new year and truly experience the sense of newness!

Our second BONUS is my End My Self-Sabotage 6-Day challenge which starts TODAY. The first 2 days are my gift to you and open to everyone. For everyone in Masterful Living, it’s a BONUS class.

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

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2020: Our Best Year Ever

Wednesday, January 1st, 2020

Today’s the day, and NOW is the time. The concept of “someday” in the future, is an old paradigm that we can put aside now.

I LOVE this new year, new decade day!

It makes me so happy to feel this global energy of rebooting into the opportunity of this new year.

I’m completely STOKED for this new year, this new decade, and the opportunity we have to turn the page, to wipe the slate, and begin again.

As an A Course in Miracles student, one of the great benefits of this mind-training is that we learn that ALL suffering comes from looking at the present moment through the lens of the past.

I can recall how my mind was obsessed with anticipating experiencing the hurts and pains of the past, in the future. I would go into many situations and conversations, expecting to be disappointed.

Think about this: an expectation is a disappointment waiting to happen.
Well, what about when your expectation is that you will be disappointed?
In my case, the expectations were met, I WAS disappointed, and then I’d have that self-righteous feeling of “I knew it all along. This world cannot be trusted.”

And yet, “this world” was completely showing up for me just as I wished it would.

I was learning the most potent lesson of response-ability. I am responsible for what I see and everything is just as I wish it to be.

I believed that there was something wrong with me and life proved it to me day in and day out.

I gave up that belief and life began proving to me that I am perfect just as I am and I no longer needed any expectations and certainly none about being disappointed. Paradigm shift.

We can actually drop the false beliefs.
We can hand them over to the Higher Holy Spirit Self and liberate from the pain of the past.

It does take real effort to give up our attachments to our view of the world and our view of ourselves in this world.

And, it is SO worth it!

Sometimes it feels to me that one of the great blessings we have and don’t take full advantage of is leaving the past behind, for GOOD. For our own good, we can let the past go. We can lay the burden down, but the trick is to NOT PICK IT BACK UP AGAIN.

Sometimes in our classes or on retreats, people begin to feel disoriented in their lives because their beliefs are changing so fast they aren’t sure who they are anymore. When they lean on the Higher Holy Spirit Self, there’s a recalibration that happens and a quantum leap of consciousness happens.

Then there’s no sliding back.
There’s real progress.
There’s true healing.
And we begin again from this new place.

It’s like climbing a staircase of mastery.
The real work happens not in the leap to the next step,
the leap happens when we incorporate our leap into our life.
That’s the path of mastery.

I love this day of starting anew.

I love to take the entire first month of the year to really get clear about my direction for the rest of the year.

It’s so valuable to take the time to relinquish that which no longer serves, to take stock, to consciously choose what our life is going to be out. I’ve been doing this for more than 20 years and it’s been tremendously helpful to me.

People often remark to me that they’re amazed at how much I accomplish. Well, it’s not because I’m special or a superwoman, it’s really because I’m clear about my intentions, aspirations, and goals.

I put real energy and effort, time and attention into being clear so that I’m not investing my precious energy into negativity, or into things that don’t support my spiritual goals as well as my life goals.

And I LOVE it! It’s fun for me!

On our own, it can be really challenging to hold a vision for our life. And that’s why I like to gather people together so we can hold the vision for each other and with each other in community.

We rise together.
And it works.
We ARE miraculous!

Power of Love Ministry, the non-profit I founded in 2013, offers many free forms of support, including classes, my ACIM podcast, and daily inspiration, daily prayer and much more. We also have our Masterful Living community which has grown out of my year-long class that I started offering in 2009.

I never imagined I’d offer Masterful Living a second year.

And now we’re starting year 12.

This community is extraordinary.
We are doing the deep forgiveness work of forgiving ourselves for having built a false identity of being not enough, and unlovable.

We’re forgiving ourselves for projecting our belief in unlovability, sin, and punishment onto our precious brothers and sisters.

We’re looking at the most intense patterns of separation and we’re FULLY releasing them and releasing a flow of Love in our lives that spreads out over everyone in our lives and transforms them as well.

We’re changing our mind about the world and watching the world change around us.

We’re incredibly courageous, and here’s why:

Every single one of us, when we began, we believed that we would fail.
Each and every one of us believed we would fail, that we didn’t have what it takes and we couldn’t succeed because we were weak – but we ventured forward anyway.

Today, I have my New Year Reboot class. It’s a foundational class for everyone in Masterful Living 2020 and part of the curriculum, but you can join us if you’re interested in doing this work with us. It’s a chance to get a taste for what we’re doing this year.

In my New Year’s Reboot class TODAY January 1, I’ll be inviting you to decide what your focus will be for the year. Pick something that seems impossible, and then put Spirit in charge.

Our job is to hold the vision and ALLOW it to unfold. This is a mind-training. We can’t get there with just wishing and hoping. We can only do this if we let Spirit do the heavy lifting of figuring out HOW.

Are you ALL IN for this extraordinary year that is the road rising up to meet us? Your willingness is all that’s required.

You may also wish to check out my End My Self-Sabotage 6 Day challenge on January 2nd. The first 2 days are my gift to you and open to everyone. For everyone in Masterful Living, it’s another BONUS class.

To me, this new year, this new decade feels like the best ever! I’m excited about it!

I’m excited about the healing we’ll have.

Every day I offer my shot of Spiritual Espresso. I write spiritual inspiration and record a prayer for our healing. Prayer is a power tool for our liberation. My Prayer for Today is for Having the Courage to Let the Past Go. We use technology to transcend time and space and deepen our spiritual practice and connect with each other. Our spiritual practice is our path of liberation. And that’s beautiful to share!

Learning to hold a healing vision is just one of the things we learn in my yearlong Masterful Living Course. We actively practice healing the deep sense of unworthiness that most spiritual students suffer from.  If you feel called, come join us in 2020 for the best year of your life – the year that changes EVERYTHING, if you’re willing.  Let’s do it together.  If you’d like to find out what others are saying about this powerful community please click here to learn more now.

Bonus classes start on January 1st.

If this is right for you, you WILL know it.

Our first BONUS class is New Year’s Reboot on January 1, but anyone can join us.  Let’s reboot into this new year and truly experience the sense of newness!

Our second BONUS is my End My Self-Sabotage 6 Day challenge on January 2nd. The first 2 days are my gift to you and open to everyone. For everyone in Masterful Living, it’s a BONUS class.

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

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Following Divine Direction

Tuesday, December 31st, 2019

Now is the time for us to decide what kind of year we’d like to have.

For many years I did a silent retreat for several days in the new year, and it made me learn to LOVE the new year.

I have learned so much about the power of being able to do focused spiritual practice at this time.

It has made such a difference in the last 20 years of my life that I’ve been doing spiritual practice at this time of year, specifically for setting myself up for a GREAT year.

One thing I’ve seen is that many people really skimp on how they lay a foundation for their new year. They skimp, but they don’t have to – it’s a combination of a couple of things that keeps them from going ALL-IN for Spirit.

1 – They just don’t believe it will make any difference.

This is so common. Many people feel that no matter what they do, it won’t work for them, so why bother?

2 – They don’t know WHAT to do that will really be effective

People feel they have flipped and flopped in previous years, they haven’t found something effective, and so, once again, why bother?

3 – UNWORTHINESS

Once again, our sense of unworthiness gets in the way of our happiness. This happens again and again – and BTW, if you were in Masterful Living in 2019 when we started this fabulous undoing unworthiness work, we’re going to continue again in 2020. I’m so psyched for this healing we’re bringing forth!

Can you see and feel that it takes real willingness, real courage and a true desire to burst through these patterns of unworthiness and apathy?

It’s all self-sabotage.
It’s all resistance and reluctance.

The only thing to resist is Love.

There is a Divine Direction and Inspiration that’s available to us in every moment.

My Masterful Living Course is about tuning into it. It’s about realizing that we are worth the “bother.” And, we CAN succeed. So much is possible for us.

We don’t have to play games of self-delusion anymore. We can learn through Joy. We can set ourselves free! What a relief.

Spiritual practice is a constant relief from the darkness that is so sticky.

Learning to hold a powerful vision is just one of the things we learn in my yearlong Masterful Living Course. We actively practice healing the deep sense of unworthiness that most spiritual students suffer from.  If you feel called, come join us in 2020 for the best year of your life – the year that changes EVERYTHING, if you’re willing.  Let’s do it together.  If you’d like to find out what others are saying about this powerful community please click here to learn more now.

Bonus classes start on January 1st.

If this is right for you, you WILL know it.

Our first BONUS class is New Year’s Reboot on January 1, but anyone can join us.  Let’s reboot into this new year and truly experience the sense of newness!

Our second BONUS is my End My Self-Sabotage 6 Day challenge on January 2nd. The first 2 days are my gift to you and open to everyone. For everyone in Masterful Living, it’s a BONUS class.

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

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Going “ALL-IN”

Monday, December 30th, 2019

Now is the time for us to decide what kind of year we’d like to have.

I’ve learned the power of decision. And it’s so powerful when we begin a new year with a clear decision of what our year is going to be about. I was sharing yesterday that I remember one year I decided to stop working for money and to begin working only for Love. It was a real turning point for me. My life changed in a major way then.

Let 2020 be the year that you are ALL-IN for Love!

Making the decision to be ALL-IN may feel daunting, impossible and too challenging, but we can shift that perspective so that we can actually choose to go for it.

For me, being ALL-IN means that I’m truly doing the best I can at each moment to choose Love.

Sometimes I fall short, but then I have the opportunity to start all over again, and I begin by choosing not to judge myself for having been less than loving only a moment ago.

Being ALL-IN doesn’t mean getting it “perfect” in each moment, it means holding the intention to be loving and choosing Love as much as possible. I used to think that it would be so hard, but it’s actually far easier than having a lot of worries, doubt, and fear.

It took me quite a while to recognize that every time I choose to judge and to attack, no matter how subtle it might seem, I will feel that attack thought boomerang back to me in the form of my own self-doubt and fear.

The less judgment I have, the more peaceful I am.

The more I choose to give up my attachments to my judgments, my beliefs, and the need to be right, the less fear and worry I experience and the more Joy I feel.

Now, I’m trying to remember why I was so dang interested in being right – it didn’t make me happy. Being loving is what makes me happy.

2020 is the year that I’m choosing to double down on my commitment to be ALL-IN for Love.

Care to join me? Let’s go for it!

Learning to hold a healing vision is just one of the things we learn in my yearlong Masterful Living Course. We actively practice healing the deep sense of unworthiness that most spiritual students suffer from.  If you feel called, come join us in 2020 for the best year of your life – the year that changes EVERYTHING, if you’re willing.  Let’s do it together.  If you’d like to find out what others are saying about this powerful community please click here to learn more now.

Bonus classes start on January 1st.

If this is right for you, you WILL know it.

Our first BONUS class is New Year’s Reboot on January 1, but anyone can join us.  Let’s reboot into this new year and truly experience the sense of newness!

Our second BONUS is my End My Self-Sabotage 6 Day challenge on January 2nd. The first 2 days are my gift to you and open to everyone. For everyone in Masterful Living, it’s a BONUS class.

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

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Healing the Fear to Look Within

Sunday, December 29th, 2019

What is the most wonderful thing you’ve EVER done for yourself? For me, I am clear that the very best thing I’ve ever done for myself is to deepen my spiritual practice to include prayer, and also to release the judgments that used to run and rule my life. (Note: I must confess I still have more judgments to let go of. Onward and upward!)

I’ve been a Spiritual Counselor for nearly 20 years, and one of the things I’ve encountered again and again with spiritual students is a sense of hopelessness.

Yes, you read that right. Hopelessness among spiritual students is a bit of a secret. People don’t like to talk about it, because feeling destitute isn’t very spiritual.

Waking up with a feeling of dread for the day, or for life itself, isn’t very spiritual – or so we think – but it IS quite common.

Also, spiritual students don’t like to talk about their feelings of hopelessness because they feel like a failure.

And then there’s the fear of making it worse by talking about it. (What you think about you bring about. Yikes!)

Burying our feelings isn’t healing and it isn’t helpful

Fortunately, there’s a way of talking about our feelings that’s healing.

I like to call it “Bringing it to the Light.”

When we can talk about the worst of times, the deep fears and self-judgments, the very most devastating experiences with someone who has true compassion, great loving, and understanding, then the festering wound can be exposed to the Light of healing and restoration. The pattern can dissolve.

And, very importantly, we can harvest the learning.

We don’t really learn from books – we learn from our life.
When we have a strong spiritual practice of non-judgment and forgiveness, every day brings beautiful and helpful learning.

I know A LOT about this because I’ve been practicing it for more than 20 years.

This profound healing that can take place through being able to bring to the Light our darkest fears and disappointments is the Power of Love operating in our hearts and minds. It’s the gift we can give to another and it’s the gift we can share.

When we have healing, everyone has healing, because all minds are joined.

All boats rise on this tide of Love and Light.

It’s at this time of year that I’m feeling how many people are avoiding taking stock us that we have a “fear to look within.” We think we’re afraid of what we might see.

But it’s not that. That’s only the appearance.

The real issue is the judgments of what we might see that are so painful and hurtful – and that’s what we’re avoiding.

The thing is, I have yet to meet even one person who doesn’t feel they’re damaged goods in some way. I have yet to meet one person whose life experience doesn’t kick their butt – and HARD.

This is especially true of spiritual students, because we say we’re on a path of awakening but many of us are barely on it. Tiny little drips of progress, and it’s because we’ve decided that it’s too hard, that it’s too big, and we’re too small and too weak to attain to it.

Not true, but still we believe it, so it FEELS true.

This past week, a friend of mine passed away. His name is Laurence Bartlett and he was in class with me for a number of years. He was on a path of awakening and he was quite intent on it.

I remember at the end of his first year in Masterful Living we had our end of the year 1-on-1 check-in and he told me one of the best things he gained from the year in class was that now he felt like he got to keep his “a-ha’s.”

In the past, when he’d have a breakthrough insight it, would dissolve and fade as if it had never happened in the first place. Now, through his deepening practice in Masterful Living, he could hold onto his insights, and that meant a great deal to him.

Laurence is a remarkable person who didn’t lose sight of the goal of awakening. Even though things in his life were sometimes unbearably challenging, like the death of his partner, he kept this eye on the spiritual prize and it brought him so much benefit. I’m quite certain that Laurence has achieved his goal of awakening.

I don’t think he’ll have to incarnate again, unless he’d like to. What a gift to share with all humanity!

We are ALL on a path of awakening, and we can all be more firmly placed on it. The #1 thing for us to do is to give up the idea that it’s not possible for us. If it’s possible for anyone, it’s possible for everyone.

Each year in Masterful Living, people start the year firmly entrenched in the belief that it cannot work for them because they don’t have what it takes. It’s quite wonderful that often times the ones who have the most breakthroughs, shifts, and success are the same ones who were most entrenched in their feelings of lack and limitation. Victory!

Lack and limitation are false constructs that have no power.

Love is the only Power.

This year, let us collectively DECIDE to abandon this false belief of unworthiness and limitation. Let us commit to giving up the blame and guilt. Both beliefs are based on something that’s not true and will never be true.

It’s our job to make this decision to forgo the false.

One year I set my intention for the year to be “unbotherable”. It was challenging, but so worthwhile. In my New Year’s Reboot class on January 1, I’ll be inviting you to decide what your focus will be for the year. Pick something that seems impossible, and then put Spirit in charge.

We can do this if we let Spirit do the heavy lifting of figuring out HOW. Our job is to hold the vision and ALLOW it to unfold. This is a mind-training. We can’t get there with just wishing and hoping.

We must be vigilant, and we can be.

Have you ever been vigilant about something? Maybe, as a child, you wanted a new bicycle. Maybe you had a particular career in mind. Maybe there was a difficult exam. Maybe you had a personal best you were working towards.

Most of us have had something that we put our whole heart into, that wasn’t driven by ego, and we succeeded beyond what we’d hoped. That’s what I’m talking about.

Each year in Masterful Living, people have AMAZING results because the put their whole heart into it. It doesn’t mean that we don’t fall down. It means that we DO get up again. Falling down is part of the learning. It brings us humility, and we must have the humility to awaken from the ego dream.

Everything is part of the plan. We judge nothing in order to succeed.

Are you ALL-IN for this extraordinary year that is the road rising up to meet us?

You may wish to check out my End My Self-Sabotage 6 Day challenge on January 2nd. The first 2 days are my gift to you and open to everyone. For everyone in Masterful Living, it’s a BONUS class.

Will you hold a vision of Love and healing for yourself this year?

Will you be that compassionate support to yourself and others, proving that Love is the only true healer?

What a great opportunity lies before us. We are so blessed to be on this adventure together!

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

Learning to hold a healing vision is just one of the things we learn in my yearlong Masterful Living Course. We actively practice healing the deep sense of unworthiness that most spiritual students suffer from.  If you feel called, come join us in 2020 for the best year of your life – the year that changes EVERYTHING, if you’re willing.  Let’s do it together.  If you’d like to find out what others are saying about this powerful community please click here to learn more now.

Bonus classes start on January 1st. If you’re willing, I’m willing. If this is right for you, you WILL know it. In my yearlong Masterful Living Course, a number of people have healed their depression gone off anti-depressants, let go of old hurts and sadness that has troubled them for many years. They have accomplished what they never believed they could do because they gave themselves a chance, and they didn’t give up. You can do it, too.

Our first BONUS class is New Year’s Reboot on January 1.

I LOVE the New Year’s Reboot class. I’ve been doing it for 12 years now, and it’s one of my all-time favorites! I just love the fresh start of a new year! WOOHOO!

I am grateful for this path we’re on and our ability to open to receive spiritual inspiration, guidance, and Clarity because we feel worthy. We are worthy!

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

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Confidence

Saturday, December 28th, 2019

We’re all healing deep-seated unworthiness beliefs. Each and every one of us. It’s this unworthiness that causes us to self-medicate, self-sabotage and resist living the life that we deeply desire to live. And that’s why it’s essential that we focus on healing this false belief. We cannot let it persist.

Self-esteem is flimsy, at best, for many people. You can tell by how easily they get upset how challenged their self-esteem is. For a long time, I was deluded into believing that my self-esteem was very high, but it actually wasn’t at all.

I had a lot of confidence in my self and my abilities, but I didn’t have great self-esteem.

There’s a difference.

I had proven that I was smart and capable, and that made me feel confident. However, I was often irritated and very judgmental, and that was a reflection of my lack of self-esteem.

Many believe they are suffering from low self-esteem. They seek to gain self-confidence in order to feel better about themselves. They must ask: What is the “self” that I am seeking to place confidence in?

Thich Nhat Hanh wrote a book that is one of my all-time favorites: Peace Is Every Step. In there he writes, “The mind of love brings peace, joy, and happiness to ourselves and others. If love is in our heart, every thought, word, and deed can bring about a miracle.”

I have learned that the fastest path to true self-esteem and confidence has been to recognize that I AM One with the One.

I AM part of that stream of Divine Love Intelligence that is already perfect, whole and complete.

That is the origin of my self-esteem and confidence.

The nature of the lack of self-confidence comes from choosing to energize thoughts of separation from the Oneness. These are the thoughts of judgment, whether they are directed towards myself or others. Any lack of feeling good about myself came from being unwilling to place my trust in the Divine. If you do not trust God you will never feel good about yourself. If you do not Love your Higher Holy Spirit Self and seek to know it AS yourself, you will never know your true identity and you will always suffer from lack of self-esteem. That pain will never end.

True Self-confidence and Self-esteem cannot come from the size of our paycheck, the beauty of our features, or anything else in this world. When we place our trust and confidence in God, in our God Self, then we can remember our true identity. Placing your trust in the Divine, rather than your little self, you discover that you of yourself can do nothing worth doing. ALL Self-worth comes from discovering this.

When we are challenged in our relationships and think unloving thoughts, then our self-esteem and self-confidence take a nosedive. It’s amazing how quickly we can turn relationships around when we are willing to really learn about relating better and having harmonious relationships.

When we remember our Divinity and the Divinity of all life, then we can see and know and feel that ALL are worthy. When we’re willing to know that ALL are worthy, then we will absolutely know that we are worthy, too.

I’ve had a great deal of insight this year about this core belief of unworthiness that we all are healing together.

I AM willing to know that all are worthy. I place my trust in the Divine and remember that I AM worthy of God’s Love.

Healing this deep sense of unworthiness is just one of the things we learn in my yearlong Masterful Living Course. If you feel called, come join us in 2020 for the next best year of your life – the year that changes EVERYTHING, if you’re willing.  Let’s do it together.  If you’d like to find out what others are saying about this powerful community, please click here to learn more now.

Bonus classes start on January 1st. If you’re willing, I’m willing. If this is right for you, you WILL know it. In my yearlong Masterful Living Course, a number of people have healed their depression gone off anti-depressants, let go of old hurts and sadness that has troubled them for many years. They have accomplished what they never believed they could do because they gave themselves a chance, and they didn’t give up. You can do it, too.

Our first BONUS class is New Year’s Reboot on January 1.

I LOVE the New Year’s Reboot class. I’ve been doing it for 12 years now, and it’s one of my all-time favorites! I just love the fresh start of a new year! WOOHOO!

I am grateful for this path we’re on and our ability to open to receive spiritual inspiration, guidance, and Clarity because we feel worthy. We are worthy!

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

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Learning Happily

Friday, December 27th, 2019

If we’re friends on Facebook, I’d love to hear from you. Yesterday I asked what folks were feeling was the best gift of the year. It’s wonderful to see folks responses, and I hope you’ll add yours. You can click here to write something now.

I have learned the power of taking time to take stock and really look around my life. There are so many blessings for us all of the time, and when we are willing to really recognize them, we can see how many there are even in the midst of some really awful situations.

We can have a tendency to focus on what we don’t like, and that just brings more of the same. I was an expert in that! I really turned bad to worse so many days of my life by complaining about everything around me.

You see, I really truly believed that by cataloging all of the things I didn’t like, I was somehow protecting myself from more of the same. I had no idea that I was hurting myself and really impairing my happiness.

I believed that if I didn’t complain that there’d just be more and more of the same.

Of course, I believed that fantasy of protection EVEN THOUGH life was trying to teach me others. I was very keen to reject anything Spirit was teaching me that ran counter to my beliefs.

Now, I have a different perspective.
And, I have that different perspective and don’t feel shame or regret because I’ve forgiven myself for my choice to learn through suffering.

This is a big part of our curriculum in Masterful Living – learning through suffering can be optional. We cultivate a RELATIONSHIP with Spirit so that we’re no longer feeling on our own having to figure everything out.

Instead, we can receive direct insight from the Spirit.

We learn how to be guided and led.

It’s so much easier and it’s fun, as well as fulfilling. It just feels SO right.

We can learn through what feels right, and good, and true.

That’s called being a happy and joyous learner, and it’s great to be able to develop this skill. It’s what we do in Masterful Living.

Anyone can learn to live this way and transform the inner turmoil.

There are so many more wonderful ways to invest our time, energy, and money rather than spending it on managing to cope and survive.

This does take faith and trust, and that’s one of the keys to the curriculum as well. Trust is a major issue for most people, so we focus on building trust while developing our fatih.

Learning to be better receivers is just one of the things we learn in my yearlong Masterful Living Course. We actively practice healing the deep sense of unworthiness that most spiritual students suffer from. If you feel called, come join us in 2020 for the best year of your life – the year that changes EVERYTHING, if you’re willing. Let’s do it together. If you’d like to find out what others are saying about this powerful community, please click here to learn more now.

Bonus classes start on January 1st. If you’re willing, I’m willing. If this is right for you, you WILL know it. In my yearlong Masterful Living Course, a number of people have healed their depression gone off anti-depressants, let go of old hurts and sadness that has troubled them for many years. They have accomplished what they never believed they could do because they gave themselves a chance, and they didn’t give up. You can do it, too.

Our first BONUS class is New Year’s Reboot on January 1.

I LOVE the New Year’s Reboot class. I’ve been doing it for 12 years now, and it’s one of my all-time favorites! I just love the fresh start of a new year! WOOHOO!

I am grateful for this path we’re on and our ability to open to receive spiritual inspiration, guidance, and Clarity because we feel worthy. We are worthy!

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

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Ask and It is Given

Thursday, December 26th, 2019

One of the questions I ask Spirit on a regular basis is “How can I be more helpful?” I am interested in being more clear, more open, more available, and offering more assistance and support with the choice I make as the leader of the Power of Love Ministry, but also as a participant in life.

And Spirit responds. Spirit gives me such wonderful ideas and insights!

I recently shared a fundraising request on Facebook, to support our offering more free classes and services to those who are interested, and a couple of people reacted with attacks. They said I was begging for money.

This is something that does come up in the A Course in Miracles community. Some people are of the opinion that a non-profit organization shouldn’t ask for donations.

I’ve been an active spiritual student for about 35 years. And in all those years I’ve noticed there are two opposing thoughts that are very strong in spiritual circles, and they generate consistent conflict.

There’s the spiritual teaching of “Ask and it is given.”

And then there’s the ego thought of “It’s better to give than to receive.”

If it’s better to give, is it still okay to ask?

People who believe it’s better to give than to receive may have a deep-seated sense of unworthiness. And sometimes their belief in their own unworthiness will be projected onto others.

In my spiritual practice of the past 20 years, I’ve definitely learned the value of asking. It helps heal the sense of unworthiness. I ask for help from anyone and everyone. I don’t believe it’s better to give than to receive,because everything that I receive comes from Spirit.

Spirit is the only Source of all.

Ask for something worth having, like spiritual insight, and it SHALL be given.

Try it out for yourself. PROVE God in your life.

When I receive from a person, that person is representing Spirit in my life – they’re RE-presenting Spirit to me.

ACIM says, “I am here only to be truly helpful. I am here to represent Him Who sent me.”

Isn’t this true for all of us and not just ACIM students? It seems so to me. Therefore, isn’t it helpful to also be a good receiver? Isn’t it inspired to be a good “asker” in order to represent Spirit?

In my experience, asking for support and assistance, whether it’s from Spirit or from my brothers and sisters, is a way to be in the flow of Love. We’re designed to be the perfect givers and receivers of Love.

Letting the Love flow back and forth, in and out, is the way to maintain a true vitality in our hearts and mind!

Are you blocking the flow of Love by thinking it’s better to give than to receive?

In this ministry, and in our Masterful Living Community, we’re consistently giving and receiving. We’ve developed 4 levels of classes because people join, and after a year they’d like to continue again, year after year, growing together. So, I’ve been directed to have many levels so people can continue to develop their awareness and spiritual skills together. We’re a spiritual family that is powerful and beautiful.

To be of service to the Light, in the ministry of the Love of Christ is the greatest service.

What I’ve witnessed is that those who become Mastery Circle Facilitators and who go into the Spiritual Counseling Certification Program grow their consciousness at a rapid rate. We have so many ways that people can offer Love through our support groups for Parenting, 12 Steps, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Chronic Pain & Illness, Grief Support, Forgiveness Fridays and even more groups that meet on a regular basis to improve the quality of our life and the healing of our hearts and minds. It’s quite beautiful.

If people weren’t willing to receive the support, there wouldn’t be opportunities for those who would like to grow through giving and sharing. We require both the receivers and the givers to complete the circle.

How beautiful is it that we can be the giver in one moment and the receiver in the next?

There have been many times over my more than 20 years as a spiritual teacher and counselor that I have dropped to my knees in gratitude because someone desperate reached out to receive support from me. In being able to offer compassion and care to someone else, I was lifted up, I was healed and transformed – more times than I could possibly count.

While it may have seemed to the outside observer that I was giving something, I have ALWAYS received more than I gave. Spirit filled me up and taught me something beautiful in the process.

When we give from the heart, no strings attached, then we’re actually receiving a great gift because we’re wholeheartedly in the flow of Love.

For many years now in our Masterful Living community, I’ve witnessed that those who give back, who share and offer support to others, they grow their consciousness faster than those who don’t serve. It’s not magical, it’s miraculous, and it’s not that anyone is special, it’s simply the very nature of Spirit.

Those who receive, receive from Spirit. Those who share, IF they share FROM Spirit, they will be filled up.

To them that have (the consciousness of compassion) even more (Love) will be given. And to them that have not (the consciousness of sharing) even what they have will be taken away. This is the clear teaching of Jesus that has been shared with us from the Gospel of Matthew.

Do this to experience more flow of Love:

Let’s learn to ask Spirit for more insight, more Clarity, more willingness, more ways to truly help and fully surrender to Spirit.

These are the things worth asking for, because they are the things that we can share with everyone since all minds are joined.

When one is healed, all are healed.
When one is lifted, all are lifted.

As we move from Christmas to New Year’s Eve this year, I’m asking for the maximum load in spiritual expansion and Clarity. Of course, I will share it with you.

I pray for your spiritual expansion and Clarity and I ask you to pray for mine.

Together, all boats rise on this tide of Love!

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

Learning to be better receivers is just one of the things we learn in my year-long Masterful Living Course. We actively practice healing the deep sense of unworthiness that most spiritual students suffer from. If you feel called, come join us in 2020 for the best year of your life – the year that changes EVERYTHING, if you’re willing. Let’s do it together. If you’d like to find out what others are saying about this powerful community please click here to learn more now.

Bonus classes start on January 1st. If you’re willing, I’m willing. If this is right for you, you WILL know it. In my yearlong Masterful Living Course, a number of people have healed their depression gone off anti-depressants, let go of old hurts and sadness that has troubled them for many years. They have accomplished what they never believed they could do because they gave themselves a chance, and they didn’t give up. You can do it, too.

Our first BONUS class is New Year’s Reboot on January 1.

I am grateful for this path we’re on and our ability to ask for spiritual inspiration, guidance, and Clarity.

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

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Christ’s Love

Wednesday, December 25th, 2019

If you could have anything in this world, what would you choose? Each week I meet on the phone with the same Prayer Partners I’ve had for more than 22 years and we pray together. My prayer is to awaken to the Christ within.

I’d like to see with Christ’s Vision in each moment. This is my aspiration.

Anything that I might wish for in this world would be covered in my seeing with Christ’s vision.

That covers everything.

I pray to remember my true identity, my perfection, and to see from that perfection. I pray to see, with absolute Clarity the magnificence of all beings and the perfection of each one of us.

The greatest gift we can give our brothers and sisters is to see them with Christ’s Vision.

Let us choose that this Christmas, let us give this gift to everyone in our lives.

Today, in celebration of Jesus’ precious life, in celebration of the life He lived and the lessons He shared with us, let us give thanks for the Christ Presence in each of us.

Today, let’s look for the good in everyone and recognize it.

Today, let’s praise those around us and thank them for being in our lives.

Today, let’s be gentle with ourselves and everyone else.

Today, let us remember the one who sent us and be grateful for the opportunity to REPRESENT! To re-PRESENT. We can be the gift of Christ in this world.

We are Heaven sent to demonstrate Christ’s  Love!

Thank you for sharing this day with me.

A Very Merry Christmas to you!

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The Greatest Gift

Tuesday, December 24th, 2019

This Christmas let’s focus on Christ and take a time out to drop into our loving hearts. There’s a healing that can happen when we’re willing to let go of taking things personally, and the only way we can do that is to be strongly centered in our heart.

For me, it’s about being clear about what matters most.

Being right doesn’t matter.

Being recognized and respected is not so important.

What IS important is to make the most of each opportunity to be loving. Not missing an opportunity to be loving is important.

This Christmas, let’s be truly helpful.

Let’s be on the lookout for the cry for Love coming from those around us.

The cry for Love is anyone’s upset, meltdown or breakdown.

Instead of being annoyed and resentful when adults act like children and start behaving in ways that are immature and unkind, we can open our hearts to them and assist them in coming back to their right mind. If we’re truly willing to be truly helpful, Spirit will guide us to exactly how we can be most helpful.

We can be a truly loving presence and bring more benefits than we can even imagine.

Helping someone recover themselves when they’ve lost their connection to their right mind, to their heart, that’s the greatest gift we can share, isn’t it?

Jesus said, “What you do to the least of them, you do to Me.”

Whoever we might think is the least of us is our brother, just as much as Jesus.

Let’s Love our brothers and sisters today and every day.

Let’s allow Christ to light our minds and show us the way.

Would you like a spiritual mentor who walks right beside you? Are you SO ready to have a new experience in the new year? We’re doing the deep work and the healing is revealing itself in our lives! If you’d like to join me in my yearlong Masterful Living Course 2020 then please click here to learn more now.

Classes begin on January 20th. Bonuses begin January 1st. If this is right for you, you WILL know it. In my yearlong Masterful Living Course, a number of people have healed their depression, gone off anti-depressants, let go of old hurts and sadness that has troubled them for many years. They have accomplished what they never believed they could do because they gave themselves a chance and they didn’t give up. You can do it, too.

Prayer is just one of the power tools we use to deepen our spiritual connection and practice in my yearlong Masterful Living Course. We prove that prayer is deeply healing to us, individually and to the others around us, because we share the same mind. If you feel called, come join us in 2020 for the best year of your life – the year that changes EVERYTHING, if you’re willing. Let’s do it together. If you’d like to find out what others are saying about this powerful community, please click here to learn more now.

Are you unsure about whether my yearlong Masterful Living 2020 is right for you right now? You can book an Exploratory Call with one of the Spiritual Counselors and let them answer all your questions. Click here now to book an Exploratory Call.

If you’re going to join us next year in the Masterful Living Course 2020, I encourage you to register early. Make the commitment to yourself NOW and you’ll have so much to look forward to – including tremendous healing and transformation! Give yourself this gift and you’ll be amazed at how your connection with Spirit will bloom!

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Spiritual Stress-Relief

Monday, December 23rd, 2019

For years I wished to be a successful spiritual teacher and counselor and really help people. For a long time, it felt so elusive. And then I decided to simply put my focus on my spiritual practice and let Love be in charge. I moved into the mental space of “Thy Will be done.”

I’ve truly been able to manifest many of the dreams I had. In fact, one of the sweetest gifts I’ve enjoyed is the many wonderful conversations I’ve had with the beautiful souls in my yearlong Masterful Living class. It’s such a joy to be able to meet with the participants 1-on-1 and share the review of the year together. I love it!

One thing someone said that is so common in my experience is that simply dropping the judgments and being open-hearted is such a RELIEF.

This person said to me “I was very controlling and over-reacting, thinking I knew how everything should be. But I didn’t know. Now I can be compassionate instead of judging and thinking I know what’s best – it’s such a relief.”

Sound familiar? Can you relate? I sure can!

It IS such a relief to let the judgments go.

They are such a block to Love, intimacy, Joy, Freedom, Abundance, Wholeness, Harmony, and so much more. Would you like a relief?

It’s always a perfect time for us to choose to let the judgments go! The holidays afford us so many opportunities to do deep healing work. Now is the time of Christ. Right now.

Old patterns of negativity and upset get triggered so easily when things are stressful. And let’s face it, for many, this time of year is VERY stressful. Many of us have so much to do and little time to do it in. There are financial pressures and the pressure of spending time with family that’s not always comfortable. Many of us have the pressure of pulling off the perfect holiday and pleasing everyone. We make up all kinds of pressures.

It’s very stressful when we’re acting like martyrs, complaining and criticizing. And when we’re stressed, we tend to complain and criticize more. And then, we like to blame the circumstances for our problems.

Yet, we have only one problem – the belief that we’re separate from our Creator – yet, since it’s not true, all of our problems have been solved. Yes, they’ve ALL been solved.

Withholding Love is painful. And yet it can SEEM like protection. It’s not, of course, but we can convince ourselves that Love should be withheld and doled out sparingly. That’s insane. That perspective means agreeing to have our healing and our Joy doled out sparingly! No, thank you! I’m interested in the flow of abundant goodness that forgiveness naturally brings.

One thing that can help keep the Love and happiness flowing is to simply be mindful. We can be mindful of purifying egotistical ideas of perfection from our minds. Instead, let us be accepting, non-judgmental, allowing ourselves to stay in our loving heart. It’s a deeply transformative practice.

The rewards of living in non-judgment are more than it’s even possible for us to comprehend. Simply being mindful of our judgments seems too easy to bring so much benefit, but I assure you it’s worth every bit of energy you can focus on it. The rewards are beyond measure! It seems hard to practice, but it’s not – it just requires our willingness.

So often, we want relief from the suffering and we’re confused and deluded into believing that changing our circumstances will be the thing that brings relief. It’s not.

The relief comes from moving into our heart, dropping the judgments, and being compassionate with ourselves and others.

As it says in A Course in Miracles, “rest comes from waking, not from sleeping.”
This is a completely different orientation – and it’s the one that brings true rest.

Our willingness is critical to our happiness! We’re purifying our mind of the thoughts that cause our suffering! How wonderful is that? We’re letting Love lead us, inspire us, transform and guide us. YES!

Would you like a spiritual mentor who walks right beside you? Are you SO ready to have a new experience in the new year? We’re doing the deep work and the healing is revealing itself in our lives! If you’d like to join me in my yearlong Masterful Living Course 2020 then please click here to learn more now.

Classes begin on January 20th. Bonuses begin January 1st. If this is right for you, you WILL know it. In my yearlong Masterful Living Course, a number of people have healed their depression, gone off anti-depressants, let go of old hurts and sadness that has troubled them for many years. They have accomplished what they never believed they could do because they gave themselves a chance and they didn’t give up. You can do it, too.

Prayer is just one of the power tools we use to deepen our spiritual connection and practice in my yearlong Masterful Living Course. We prove that prayer is deeply healing to us, individually and to the others around us, because we share the same mind. If you feel called, come join us in 2020 for the best year of your life – the year that changes EVERYTHING, if you’re willing. Let’s do it together. If you’d like to find out what others are saying about this powerful community, please click here to learn more now.

Are you unsure about whether my yearlong Masterful Living 2020 is right for you right now? You can book an Exploratory Call with one of the Spiritual Counselors and let them answer all your questions. Click here now to book an Exploratory Call.

If you’re going to join us next year in the Masterful Living Course 2020, I encourage you to register early. Make the commitment to yourself NOW and you’ll have so much to look forward to – including tremendous healing and transformation! Give yourself this gift and you’ll be amazed at how your connection with Spirit will bloom!

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Miraculous Prayer

Sunday, December 22nd, 2019

When my mother was faced with a terminal cancer diagnosis, my parents and I went to meet with my mother’s oncologist to learn what the options were.

I asked if nutrition and changes in diet could help.

The answer was no. The doctor had never seen any evidence the nutrition helped.

I asked if exercise and if being less sedentary, more active, could help.

The answer was no. The doctor had never seen any evidence that exercise helped.

I asked if homeopathy and alternatives like acupuncture could help.

The answer was no. The doctor had never seen any evidence those alternatives could help.

He was recommending a course of chemotherapy, although he said for my mother it was far more likely to hurt her than to help her.

I reviewed everything he said:
Nutrition doesn’t help.
Exercise doesn’t help
Acupuncture doesn’t help.
Homeopathy doesn’t help.
Nothing helps.
Chemo will likely kill her faster than cancer.
Is that what you’re telling us?

He said, “Yes, that’s what I’m saying.”

I said, “I think we’re having a conversation with your insurance organization, rather than a doctor. You have to recommend the chemo to cover your malpractice insurance?”

He said, “I think you understand the situation very well.”

And then he said, “There is one thing that I’ve seen works, but I will deny that I said it, and that is prayer. I’ve seen prayer work.”

I’ve seen prayer work miracles many times.

Our mind IS the Mind of God.
We share this One Mind.

We can share the gift of healing with anyone and everyone. That’s what prayer is for. Each year at this time, I’m checking in with folks who have been in my yearlong Masterful Living Course and we’re doing our 1-on-1 appointments, which I LOVE so much.

Each year, folks in Masterful Living tell me one of the things they’re most grateful for is that they now have an established prayer practice. Prayer is life-changing. Prayer is healing.

Prayer is the most powerful spiritual tool I know of.

A Course in Miracles tells us that “Prayer is the medium of miracles. It is a means of communication of the created with the Creator. Through prayer, love is received, and through miracles, love is expressed.

In my observing many spiritual students, far too many are passive and waiting on God. God is Peace, but God is not passive. God is active. Love is active.

We can be peaceful, but not passive.

Prayer is the medium of miracles and we are here to be truly helpful miracle workers.

Let’s get active and PROVE, for the whole world to witness, that Love really is the ONLY answer that forever transforms and heals every aspect of our lives.

Let us demonstrate the power of Love in our hearts, in our mind, and in our life so that all beings are healed, transformed, uplifted, renewed and restored!

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

Prayer is just one of the power tools we use to deepen our spiritual connection and practice in my yearlong Masterful Living Course. We prove that prayer is deeply healing to us individually and to the others around us because we share the same mind. If you feel called, come join us in 2020 for the best year of your life – the year that changes EVERYTHING, if you’re willing. Let’s do it together. If you’d like to find out what others are saying about this powerful community, please click here to learn more now.

Bonus classes start on January 1st. If you’re willing, I’m willing. If this is right for you, you WILL know it. In my yearlong Masterful Living Course, a number of people have healed their depression gone off anti-depressants, let go of old hurts and sadness that has troubled them for many years. They have accomplished what they never believed they could do because they gave themselves a chance, and they didn’t give up. You can do it, too.

Information isn’t healing.
Spiritual practice is healing.

Follow your intuition – let yourself be guided by Spirit to join us or not.

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

Are you SO ready to have a new experience in the new year? We’re doing the deep transformation and the healing is happening in our lives! If you’d like to join me in my yearlong Masterful Living Course 2020, then please click here to learn more now.

Bonus classes start on January 1st. If you’re willing, I’m willing. If this is right for you, you WILL know it. In my yearlong Masterful Living Course, a number of people have healed their depression gone off anti-depressants, let go of old hurts and sadness that has troubled them for many years. They have accomplished what they never believed they could do, because they gave themselves a chance and they didn’t give up. You can do it, too.

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

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

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

Follow your intuition – let yourself be guided by Spirit to join us or not.

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

FREE CLASS TODAY: GOT FORGIVENESS?

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

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