Tuesday, March 21, 2017


"Nothing real can be threatened; nothing unreal exists."

This is one of my favorite quotes from A Course in Miracles. It's deep, and a reminder to me to be focused only on what is true.  Anything other than Truth is but an illusion, made up and with no meaning.

Thinking is always going on in my mind.  All sorts of thoughts pop up in my head....meaningless thoughts, fearful ones, worries, planning, ....most not connected to who I really am and keeping me mindlessly busy and detached from my present moment.

By remembering the above quote, I return to the NOW.  It reminds me that any fearful thought is not coming from my Real Self, it's not true and I can choose to release it once I'm aware. When worry thoughts pop up, I again remind myself that nothing real can be threatened.

Peace is always the result of this practice.  

Friday, March 10, 2017

Responsibility For the Life We Experience

Spiritual leaders and wise ones have stated so many times that we humans are all one and connected at our deepest level.  Because of this oneness that unites us, what we do to or desire for others we also do to ourselves; yet, so many, if not the majority, of us choose to remain in a state of separateness by judging, rejecting, even hating others.

You would think that awareness of this truth would motivate each of us to practice kindness, understanding, being non-judgmental, whether it’s a political figure, our spouse, boss, a family member, or neighbor.  But not so. 

Today, with all the access to global and local information at our fingertips, we allow ourselves to be overcome with fear and division. Sometimes I too find myself being critical, angry, and even rejecting another and I miss an opportunity to practice being loving, connecting, and understanding. 

I have come to believe that all these negative feelings are stored and accumulated in our subconscious and eventually show up in our bodies as physical ailments. 

I’m not writing about anything new.  I’m sure we have all read or heard about this in other material, whether scientific or spiritual.  Our bodies (and our lives) are a reflection of what we entertain in our consciousness (thoughts, beliefs). 

Many of us are becoming more aware of this reality.  With this awareness, we can choose to move away from negative conversations, writings, or interactions and not allow fear to continue separating us.  

I move that we start more than ever to practice a more loving and healing way of being.  Let’s choose to see beyond the error, beyond what we perceive as obnoxious behavior and see the true being behind the personality.  This takes practice and a willingness to let go of our desire to be right and special.      

We have so much power to create a more loving experience instead of one of fear and separation.  Let’s not “fight against” anything but “work towards” the good.  

I’m considering starting an online group with those that feel the same as I, where we join to bless, to share goodness, loving truths, and then witness the shift within us and around us.  Let us remind each other that we have the power to change our experience as we choose to see from a more loving perspective.  YOU AND I ARE ONE. 

Let’s start taking responsibility for the life we experience and be mindful of it!!!

Friday, March 3, 2017

Self Empowerment Through Life Coaching

Many of us turn to others to find answers and meaning for our lives.  We put our faith in: 
  • A guru to tell us what to do to be happy (self esteem)
  • A doctrine to show us what rules to follow to get to Heaven (spiritual meaning)
  • The media to tell us what car, house, body-building discipline, food, etc., to buy to find acceptance (self image)
So many people and organizations telling us what to do with our lives that we can't hear ourselves.  All the noise deafens our Inner Voice. 

Ultimately, only My Real Self truly knows what is best for me.  My point?  I need to learn to go within, be still and listen.  How can someone from the outside know what is right for me?  Well, they don't.

As a ministerial counselor and life coach, my role is to motivate you, hold you accountable, guide you back to your Real Self.  A good coach assists you back Home, within and creates the environment in the relationship to help you see you are responsible for your life.  You have choices that are right just for you.  A life coach holds YOU accountable for what you commit to.  A good coach mirrors back to you what you may be running away from and need to deal with.

With a life coach, it's going back to basics.  Back to YOU.
Then, if you choose to do so, you go to church, you buy the new car, you get the huge house, but not out of fear of "not being enough", but because YOU consciously choose this because it feels right for you!!

You are self empowered and responsible.