Labor of Love


This Labor Day, as the world takes a rest from doing, let us also consciously honor our being.  Created in God’s Image, we receive divine attributes.  This is our being.  The apple does not fall far from the tree.  Inside an orange is orange juice.  My labor becomes my creation. As a Virgo I understand … Continue reading

Independence Day Update


Since the Course came through the Americans Helen Schucman and Bill Thetford, I wondered if Jesus included a special lesson for us on Independence Day.  He did: I want the peace of God. To say these words is nothing. But to mean these words is everything. If you could but mean them for just an … Continue reading

Stuck in a H.O.A.R.D. with IAGO


The issue of “being stuck” in one’s healing is quite often on my mind.  Many people I come into contact with are stuck.  Currently, a former client who repeatedly violated my professional boundaries—the first client I have ever formally denied services—just can’t let go.  It’s been almost 5 months since I mailed the first certified … Continue reading

Why Me?


When events in our lives are painful, traumatic or clearly not what we would choose for ourselves consciously, we may naturally wonder, “why me?”  The ultimate answer to this question is easy, and there is no need to invest our time and energy into trying to uncover another person’s reasons for involvement. As the dynamic … Continue reading

Anger Management Soul-utions


There is one state of mind that allows anger to develop:  the belief that things should be different than they are. It can easily (and endlessly) be argued that cruelty, violence, unfairness and tragedy “should not” be.  But adopting the state of mind that releases us from the bondage of anger does not condone these … Continue reading

Under the Breath


My cat was still—too still.  I leaned down to take a closer look, to find his breath.  In those microseconds, even if he was still alive, I feared his death was imminent.  Although he still has a quality life, he’s an old, sick cat.  Old, sick cats die. He was breathing.  He didn’t die. Now … Continue reading

Christmas Light


How many of you, like me, have “put up holiday decorations” on your “To Do” list?  I keep it simple; my main adornment is to put colored outdoor lights on my holly bushes.  But this year something keeps coming up to trump that task, and I notice that I’ve been tempted to feel stressed about … Continue reading

This Is the Best Part of Your Life


Beloveds, especially if this is not the Thanksgiving of your dreams, if you are feeling separated from love or loved ones, if you are in a time of hardship or loss, may I suggest. . . May I suggest this may not be the best time, but it is the best part of your life. … Continue reading

All things are possible, BUT. . .


that does not mean we can make happen any thing we desire.  God’s Will is Love and always for the greater good of all His Children.  The “greater good of all” comprises a complex plan in constant flux, responsive to infinite twists and turns from countless free will actions.  Think of it as a huge … Continue reading

Independence Day


Since the Course came through the Americans Helen Schucman and Bill Thetford, I wondered if Jesus included a special lesson for us on Independence Day.  He did: I want the peace of God. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 185) The lesson says that if we really wanted the peace of God, and only the … Continue reading

Dealing with Disappointment – Burn (One Love) by Ash Ruiz


Grace Notes: of Music and Spirit Dealing with Disappointment – Burn (One Love) by Ash Ruiz A Course in Miracles (ACIM) assures us that “all things work together for good,” and we “cannot but be in the right place at the right time.” We are also reminded that the Holy Spirit BOTH provides for all … Continue reading

Love IS The Answer


Love IS The Answer. Divine Love is “it.” This is good news because Love has been placed inside of us where we can never really lose it—Love is literally who we are. The ego attempts to distract and derail us with “special love,” often romantic love, the “love” that needs, yearns and attempts to control. … Continue reading

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