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

Prayer for Self Worth


  Father-Mother-God, Creator of All That Is, Author of the Divine, I am aware that I have not believed in my infinite, untarnishable worth as the Child of Your Creation; that I have attempted to superimpose a lesser identity over that which You gave me, and that this has caused me years of pain and … Continue reading

The Terrestrial Trinity of Proper Priorities


Prepare the Path for Miracles:  Practice Proper Priorities By now almost everyone with access to the media has heard of the need to take care of oneself to avoid burnout, resentment, ineffectiveness, illness and the tragedy of an unfulfilled life.  Many even understand that when we compulsively focus on the needs of others to the … 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

I Forgive Lance Armstrong


I feel sad to see a hero fall.  I feel pain and compassion rise above my first reaction of anger when I witness a public figure getting caught in their own deception, and the spectacle of semantic wriggling that usually follows.  What surfaces is a web of lies that must have been incredibly painful to … Continue reading

The New Year: Time to Master the Practice of Forgiveness


Another year older, another year deeper in debt to the unhealed past. That’s an outcome to avoid!  In these fresh minutes of the new year I’m bringing back my first article from 2012 because time cannot effect the healing we each seek in so many different ways.  Time is not only passive, it is illusory.  … Continue reading

Boundaries: A Three-Phase Process in Spiritual Healing


Author’s Note:  I offer this article with the deepest gratitude to the many souls I have encountered who have contributed to my learning around boundaries—most of whom have no idea who they are.  And to the great teachings of A Course in Miracles that push me to go all the way to healing through boundaries. … 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

Anger – An Insistent Call to Healing


God and man were one; but . . . through carnal thoughts and words and deeds, man tore himself away from God; debased himself. . . . the Holy Breath would make them one again, re­storing harmony and peace; . . . naught can make them one but love; . . . The only Savior … Continue reading

Waken in Me a Gratitude for My Life


A dear friend sent me this beautiful poem about the journey of spiritual healing that is just too good not to share. I LOVE these brilliant lines characterizing God: “disturber of the assured, assurer of the disturbed; destroyer of illusions, creator of dreams;” As a student of A Course in Miracles I will add the … 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

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