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Heal Your Mind, Transform Your Life – Through A Course in Miracles


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Why do you need a mind training?

Quantum Physics states that cause and effect are not apart. The Law of Attraction states that you get the result of your thoughts instantly. So, you need to free your mind from the fear and negative energy that has bound you to the Earth in a separate state of existence.  Does this make sense to you?  If so, you probably want to get some help, and luckily, you have come to the right place.

First you need to accept a few premises:

  • The Earth is a hologram. You are a body, identified as one, and you believe this whole world of separation is real and you have to survive, suffer and die. This is the dimension of earthly bondage.
  • The good news is: You have all power and you can decide to have a different experience.  You can change from a separate existence from the Creator to one of healing, oneness and peace.
  • So for a moment, suspend your judgment and just assume it is true, you have a choice.  How would you know how to awaken on your own?  You need a miracle.
  • To awaken and to become free from the dream, means you need a mind training, a path or a sure direction that will lead you out of the dark.
  • The first step is to admit that you have a problem, and you don’t seem to have the solution.  Only then you are open enough to be teachable.
  • The miracle is the correction of the original error, it is the universal teaching of spiritual reality and eternal life.  Love and forgiveness is the way out of fear, as these two states cannot coexist.  Perfect love casts out fear.
  • This thought system based upon love is also going on at the same place where you have placed the belief in separation, in your mind.

What to do?  You need a new thought system and a way to correct the error going on in your mind.  

How to do it?   If you read the 365 lessons of the Course, for 10 minutes each day you will open yourself to experience a change of mind so vastly unlike the state of separation, it brings swift healing and awakening that affects you at all levels of mind and body. This then, becomes the correction, or the miracle that brings about illumination.  Being in the NOW means you stop the memories of fear from affecting you.

What will happen? When you apply each of the lessons to your mind you feel and see differently.  If you succeed, and you will each time you truly ask with desire, you will find yourself in a very peaceful state of mind, it will begin to allow you to live in a new reality.

Why do it? There is every reason to do this, because the world needs you to be fearless and to learn the mechanism of release. It is imperative that those on the spiritual path join to free the human mind from bondage.  It is up to you to free yourself and then you can be of service to those who still suffer.

Does this make sense to you?  Have you been looking for a spiritual guide?

Who I am:  

I am a teacher of A Course in Miracles who is also an energy healer. I was healed of anxiety and depression by doing the lessons of A Course in Miracles and by energy healers.

After a very short time of doing the lessons, I felt more at peace and fearless than ever before in my life. The guidance I experienced inside me led me to become a teacher of the Course. It was inevitable that I found an awakened Master who showed me that I had awakened, was able to confront the parts of me that were in denial, and confirmed that the truth was within me. I stayed with him for 10 years until his passing.

Why work with me?

I only want you to know yourself as you truly are:  Perfect as God created you. This is a real experience, not just intellectual theorizing. The Course aims at the experience of perfect peace, knowing who you are and becoming totally free of fear, guilt, judgment, and yes, even death.

I am here to shine a light on the darkness, you help you become released from fear and come into the reality of yourself as a loving being of light.  So you can become fearless, full of clarity about your life’s purpose and in tune with Divine Reality.

I am now offering the opportunity to work with me privately.   Simply click on the Healing Sessions tab in the top menu and follow the directions.

Monica

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The Zen of Yogi Berra

“If you don’t know where you’re going, you’ll end up somewhere else.”  Yogi Berra

How true this statement is.  It seems obvious, but how many people just go through each day without an idea of where they are heading and end up somewhere “else”. And the somewhere else, is where you end up if you don’t have an idea of what you want.  You might be floundering, with thoughts of doubt, fear and uncertainty pervading your mind.

The Course in Miracle Lesson “The Power of Decision is My Own” comes to mind. I have to decide, to choose to be happy in order to put and end to the thoughts of disempowerment. The fear, guilt and incessant questioning everything is my own attack upon myself.  It doesn’t make me happy.

Today while driving I heard a voice say, “just see yourself where you truly want to be. And then collapse all the time between now and having it come true”.

Immediately I felt uncertain because I didn’t really know what I wanted in that moment, or I didn’t think I did.  Here are three steps I use to get clear and focused on where I am heading.

  1. What do I really want?  I have to go into my heart to find out.  I have to explore my deepest desire right now.  I only know I want to be truly happy.  And if I am not focused on that idea, I am at the whim of circumstance, right? Because every moment I am getting the result of my thoughts.
  2. I know I want happiness, so I just ask:  what do I need to do to be really happy today?  See what comes.  If you feel resistance, just allow that too. Happiness is not a future state…it only can be experienced right now.
  3. Now I ask for a real vision of being totally happy, and begin to see it in my mind’s eye:   I am walking on the beach, or sitting in a cafe, teaching a group, giving a treatment, or healing someone, or just being alone.  It could be absolutely anything and for you it is personal.  I know I am happiest when I extend and help free someone to be more joyful, empowered and peaceful.
  4. OK, now just let go of “how” it will happen, because that’s not your job.  Your job is to ask to be happy and to release the need to work it out.  Most days are just wonderful when you get out of the way and allow God to show up in ways you had nothing to say about.

Here’s whats been happening since I started doing this:

I am now living in Maine and staying a while on the beach with my brother and attending great yoga classes at this new center in Portland where I am opening a healing practice. I am really enjoying how everything is opening up and falling into place.  I ran into a dear friend from Wisconsin at a cafe in Southern Maine the other day, and she invited me to a church service where I met lots of people like me… it just keeps getting better and better.

Hope this helps you find out where you are going today.  Cause you don’t want to end up somewhere else. You deserve better.  Yogi thinks so too, check out his book:  http://www.amazon.com/The-Yogi-Book-Berra/dp/0761154434

Blessings.

Monica


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7 Steps to Finding Great Love

What is great love?  Do you want it, do you have it?  Do you feel you have missed the boat or that you are seeking and not finding it?  Guess what?  You may be looking in the wrong place.

What if you were absolutely certain that love was not something to find, but already resides within and you felt it every day and every moment?   You were certain of the security of love, of the constant abiding love that you are?  Would your life be different? You bet it would.  This is not a theory, but a practice that requires your attention and dedication.

I always thought if I found the right partner, I would have someone to share my life with and then would be happy.  So I kept looking for the right one and married three times.  I don’t regret any of it, believe me.

My biggest lesson has been to realize that love isn’t something to seek.  I have been through the loss of partners and lost custody of children, lost my teacher, both parents, my sister when I was 4, and they all taught me the same lesson:  I am the thing I seek.

How did I learn this?  The hard way, through lots of experience of loving and losing and then finally discovering the secret to the universe.

What helps me the most?

  1. Meditation and mind training – Most of the time we just react to things that happen, but when you put yourself first and meditate, you find that your mind can change. Your thoughts are the problem, and the release of them is the solution. A Course in Miracles is a proven method, if you start with one lesson per day, it is guaranteed to change you. 5 minutes per day to a new you?  How hard is that?
  2. Find your light – The big revelation comes when you open to the possibility that your problem has already been solved. You may not know this yet, but the Master Jesus taught us this important lesson:  You are the light of the world, you have all power, and you can accomplish anything you choose.  You know it to be true when you ask to be healed of the deep subconscious pain of being separate.
  3. Know you cannot lose it – if you find love within yourself, you cannot ever lose it, because it isn’t apart from you.  This brings immense freedom and joy.
  4. Realize your life is eternal – Life isn’t of time, it isn’t going to end, the you that thinks you are separate is the problem, but when you get to the bottom of your pain, it will finally vanish, freeing you from the idea that you could ever be alone, lost, or in need of anything. But you have to go to the depths of your denial to become free from this state of mind.  Ask yourself every day:  who am I?
  5. Embrace change and free the fear – I know it seems hard to embrace the unknown, but really?  If what you know has brought you suffering, loss and death, then what have you got to lose by embracing the unknown…what if it opens up your heart and mind to a new experience of you?
  6. Decide for peace – if conflict can be given up by your decision to see your situation differently, then why wait to make this choice?  Try Lesson 15, The Power of Decision is My Own.  I can decide to forgive, to free myself of the guilt of the past.  The past is over anyway.  You maintain it in your mind in thought, but you can stop.  The miracle occurs when you decide you would rather be at peace.
  7. Give! Give so much that nothing else matters. It is selfish, because it makes you totally happy.  Think of someone else today, free him of the bondage of needing something by giving and learning that you are never lacking anything.  Your brother is you and is waiting for your freedom to be free himself. Lesson 137 states:  When you are healed, you are not healed alone. 

Hope this helps you today!

Monica

 


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5 Steps to Change your Beliefs

If you want to know what your beliefs are, listen to how you talk to yourself all day long.  How does that barrage of thoughts make you feel?  If it makes you feel bad, you are about to open to a new way of living where you choose to feel good and think those thoughts that align with feeling good and feeling happy.  A belief is only a thought you continue to think, something you either have experienced as true for you, or you accepted it from someone else.

Beliefs can be changed instantly. How?

  1. Decide you want a different belief, one more in alignment with the power and will of your inner being of love.
  2. Read a lesson from A Course in Miracles. This presents a new idea for you to embrace and accept.  For example, God’s Will for me is perfect happiness.
  3. Practice the idea throughout the day.  On the hour, on the half hour.  Write it down.  Repeat it whenever anything upsets you.
  4. Imagine how you would feel knowing that this new idea is actually true: For example:  I am the light of the world. How would that feel if it were really your experience.
  5. Accept it, walk around feeling how it feels within your body.  Tell everyone you meet the same lesson silently throughout the day:  For example:  You are the light of the world. There is nothing your holiness cannot do.

There are 365 lessons in the mind training of A Course in Miracles.  Each of these thoughts allows you to change from victim to the powerful creator that you are. The goal of the Course is joy and peace.  A peace that cannot be shaken by anything that happens to you in the dream.

This may astound you to know that you have all power and can heal anything, be anything, accomplish anything you want.  It is a far cry from being trapped in a victim dream.  And we want you to realize that when you decide you want to dream another dream, the universe responds and gives you this new song to sing.  You simply have to get excited about it, become joyful with the possibility of what you could do or be.  Then you can start to imagine yourself doing all sorts of wonderful things with your life, with your friends and family.

You can imagine yourself in any way that you choose. Isn’t that so?  Your imagination has no limits.

Try it.  Love is all around you and is within you.  So imagine that light within you growing into a flow of energy from crown to tailbone and out the bottom of your feet.  Feel it, energize it and accept it as true.

This 25 minute healing meditation can be found here and on the right column on this blog home page, it will guide you to experience more peace, more joy and more forgiveness. It heals mind and body, by directing light energy using the breath and release of emotions.

Enjoy!


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If you’ve never done the Course, Start Here

If you have never done the Course in Miracles mind training, start here.  This is what you need to do to begin:

  1. Get a copy of the Course in Miracles book, or read it online  You must have a copy, or read the original Urtext version at http://courseinmiracles.com.  The Workbook is the mind training, the Text outlines the basic principles.  It’s all included in one book which you can get at  Amazon.com or Barnes and Noble.
  2. Read the first 50 lessons, one per day. Don’t skip them, don’t jump around,  just read them one per day, and do as it instructs and move onto the next the following day.
  3. How long does it take?  This takes about 5 – 10 minutes in the morning and again before you go to sleep.  Nothing will occur if you don’t make a commitment to this time requirement. Gradually, more time is asked but it is up to you how much time you devote to this.
  4. Notice what changes.  Do you feel different during or after reading the lesson?  Notice how you feel after four weeks, see what changed for you or how you feel about yourself.  Perhaps you aren’t as easy to be angered, or are less inclined to judge others.  Miracles happen all the time with or without your awareness of them

Common Barriers and Pitfalls

When you begin a new course, there will be certain pitfalls that tempt you to give up too soon and quit before you realize the goal.  You might encounter great resistance, yet if you just continue, it won’t matter, even if you actively resist the ideas presented in the lessons. Reasons to stop might include:

  • I don’t understand what I’m reading.   It’s OK if you don’t “get it”. The Workbook is brilliantly designed to take you from one idea to the next, which is an important systematic approach for the human mind.  Don’t try to understand everything at first. The lessons are not working with your intellect, but with your “right brain”, or the part of your mind that is visual and intuitive, and does not analyze. It experiences, feels and receives information without judgment.  The change of mind occurs in spite of your need to “figure it out”.
  • I don’t have time, I’m too distracted.  OK. So, just do the lesson and search your mind as it directs you to do.  Don’t worry if you feel you aren’t getting it.  It will work anyway.
  • My mind has incessant fear thoughts, I am constantly worried.  All the more reason to do this mind training, to retrain your brain to think differently.  Fear is not actually real, you are making it up.  YOU CAN STOP.
  • I don’t understand today’s lesson.  No problem, I didn’t understand them either when I began.  This is because the lesson is so different from how you think now. Do it anyway.
  • Am I being brainwashed?  The ideas presented I don’t agree with.  That’s fine. You aren’t supposed to agree or disagree, just do the lesson.  Do you want to be free of fear?  Do you know how to get there?  If so, you would be free of fear right now and would not need this mind training.
  • I can’t meditate.  This is not a problem.  The Course is aimed at saving you time, you don’t have to meditate at all.  Just do the lesson and see how you feel. Notice what you notice and see if any change occurs within you.
  • What is a miracle anyway?  A miracle is a shift or change in your perception, a correction of erroneous thinking.  Read the first chapter of the Text, the 50 miracle principles for a description of miracles.
  • I want to just jump around and read whatever grabs me.  Fine but you will not progress with ease.  The lessons are systematically designed for minds like you that can’t follow simple instructions and want to do it your way.  It won’t work for you.  If you were learning an instrument, you would learn to read a few notes before you went on to a major scale.  Then after you master the scale, you go on to the minor scales.  So, don’t try to be your own teacher, you will fail.
  • I don’t think this is for me.  Who else is it for?  You have the book in your hand. It is a sure sign that it IS for you. What do you have to lose?
  • Why is it in Christian terminology? The author is Jesus.  He has written this Course for you to clear up misunderstandings and misinterpretations that have gone down through the last 2000 years.  Jesus is the guide and other Masters were involved, or so it seems.
  • Do I have to believe in the author?  No.  This is not about belief, it is about wanting to become free of fear, guilt and pain.  Then you will find yourself in a totally different state of mind, without knowing how it happened.
  • Can I become enlightened, truly free of fear forever?.  Yes, if that is your desire, you have all power, so you will be undone and the Divine Love of the universe will free you. But you have to do your part.  No one can do it for you.
  • Do I have free will?  Absolutely.  This is a Course that opens up your creative powers and frees you to become fearless, guiltless, doubtless and perfectly happy. You will find out who you really are, which is freedom itself.
  • What is the goal anyway?  The goal of the Course is peace, deep abiding, perfect peace.  This is not understandable to the human mind.  So, your doubts are part of what needs to be undone.

 


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The End of Suffering

You are as God created you, and so is every living thing you look upon, regardless of the images you see.

This sentence from Chapter 31, The Final Vision, states that what you behold as sickness, pain, weakness, suffering and loss “is but temptation to perceive yourself defenseless and in hell. Yield not to this, and you will see all pain, in every form, wherever it occurs but disappear as mists before the sun. A miracle has come to heal God’s Son, and close the door upon his dreams of weakness, opening the way to his salvation and release.”

So the miracle occurs when you ask for it, and you get on your knees and ask to see it all differently, and your misperceptions are healed. The miracle happens because the entire dream is made up by you, and if that is not acceptable to you right now, fine. But know that ultimately, you will accept it, because not to is too painful.

Staying a victim of a world of perception is not really a wonderful or even viable option. It will become too painful to hold onto this idea, because victimization is not happy, it doesn’t work. Accepting responsibility for the thoughts you are thinking is the only way out. Pain releases when you ask for help and accept the help given. The world of love and light opens up in response to your call.

I know because it happened to me.

I was in a state of total despair and depression, and once I started doing the lessons, my entire being changed from darkness to exiliration and fearlessness. Over time, the whole purpose of my life changed from a selfish pursuit of the things of the world, to come alive and to awaken and become totally free, mentally and emotionally and spiritually.

In the act of relinquishment, my ideas of suffering were all burned up and taken from me by the grace of the light all around me, the Christ Mind. It is what I am and what you are, so it is inevitable that you will accept it at some point.

Don’t be discouraged if you have been at this for a long time and still feel pain. I know how that is, but I also know that it is a trick of ego mind to think you have to wallow around in it. You do have choice.

You always have the power of decision at your disposal.

The question then becomes, when? When will you choose to become free, fearless, in a state of love and harmony, knowing who you are, extending that light into the world. When? When you have had enough suffering I suppose.

This does require that you take time to do the mind training, that you spend time in prayer, that you serve your brother, that you give of yourself ceaselessly. Because that is the key to happiness, giving constantly to awaken and help other to do the same. A spiritual focus is imperative to a happy, fulfilled life. Your purpose is to awaken and free your mind if you decide that it is. And why not? Misery and death do not exist. God has already saved you from your little nightmare.

Nothing is accomplished by an untrained, undisciplined mind. Peace does come when all need for conflict is given up. When this happens can be determined by you. How much do you want peace? How much energy are you willing to devote to it?

Repeat this prayer in times of temptation to believe in your suffering:

I am as God created me.
His Son can suffer nothing.
And I AM His Son.


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Why have faith?

Man is a faithful animal, but what does he put his faith in?

Faith means that in spite of the situation you are in and the doubts you are thinking, and the fears you harbor, you have a belief that there is a bigger thing going on. I want to energize this some more because without faith, there is only the current reality which usually means it lacks something. Health, wealth, happiness, enlightenment, freedom from fear, maybe it just isn’t there right now.

The desire for something not seen is important because if you never desired a different experience, you would stay where you are right now, and your current reality may not be satisfying you. It all depends upon your perception of where you find yourself. And if that is okay with you, you have no more need to expand or grow, then great. But if you do want to experience more joy, more love and more freedom of mind, then you have to be willing to have faith that it is possible.

Yet is faith only a wish for a future outcome? When Jesus healed the woman who touched his garment, he said, “by your faith are you healed”. It seems to me he was praising her for believing in him and in his God-given power of healing. Faith healing is a powerful thing and happens all the time. It could happen at any moment, even to you! The fact is that she believed it was possible, certain even, so she was healed.

Faith is a belief in something possible that is not currently in your experience. It is the idea that first of all, you don’t see everything, you’re little eyes are myopic and your ears don’t hear the truth, they are distracted by the sounds of the world. So you don’t have the big picture, but you may have faith that there is a divine plan, that everything is possible, that miracles are possible.

All possibilities means that you have all power to decide what you want, and if you believe it, and have total faith in it, it has to occur. Why? Because you are a creator. You have the power to decide what you want to experience. Nothing can deny you, except what? You’re own disbelief, your own doubt. It kills faith and it kills your dream of awakening to perfect peace and happiness, if you don’t believe that it is possible.

No one can stop you from thinking thoughts of lack or doubt. Indeed, that is the crux of the problem you have had for a very long time. No one can deny you the thoughts you are making up and you always, always get the result of them every time.

So, faith is important and without it you’re dead, or alone, or suffering some kind of lack. Faith energizes the idea that all possibilities exist, because in God, all things are possible. Your knowing that all is well and your confidence that things are working out and only good can come to you, is a self-fulfilling prophecy.

A happy person brings light and blessings to everyone she meets. An unhappy person brings you down. When someone lacks faith in God or in the idea that something will work out, then there isn’t much hope for them. And of course they get the result, nothing good does come to them. Again, it is a self-fulfilling prophecy.

The thing to remember is that the power of your mind is always presenting you with the outcome of the thoughts you are thinking. Period. You always can decide to see it differently because you do have all power to change your mind and therefore your experience.

So faith in God, in goodness, in love and in the fact that there are light beings all around you encouraging you to make the choice for more love, for forgiveness, for healing, for giving to others, for putting their happiness before yours, is required. The requirement is that you be willing to entertain the possibility of a divine plan, which means you do get to have and be all that you desire. Because you already are, whether you know it or not.

But if you still want something, be clear about your desire, think about it, focus on it, and well, even if it doesn’t happen right away, don’t give up! Happiness doesn’t come from doubt or disappointment.

It will come after you have released all your doubt, all your resistance to these good experiences coming to you and to your friends too. Faith is knowing it is possible for only good to come and expecting the miracle, the correction of falsity, of your doubt. It is also about not knowing how and not worrying about the specifics of the outcome, and still being willing to allow it to occur. Simply accept that God has a better plan than you. Accept your part in His plan and take no other. And stop trying to tell Him how to make it happen. When I simply let God show me what I am to do today, where I am to go, what I am to say and to whom, I am free. Life simply unfolds perfectly without my resistance. So, even if you are in pain, don’t resist it. Just be there, be present and surrender.

Faith in God, the Creator of the Universe, at the very least, will bring you hope rather than doubt. It feels better in the moment that you think: I know it’s possible. I don’t know how it will work out, but I believe it will. Get excited about it! Your happiness is coming to you right now in ways you can’t even imagine.

When I think I am not where I want to be, I suffer. When I accept that its all perfect and I am in the right place at the right time, I feel great! Everything is working out in spite of me. Happiness is not earned, it is recognized and accepted. You could be happy right now if you would just decide to be, even if you’re depressed, be totally depressed. Allow it to bring you to the bottom, the crux of the problem, which is you.

Be grateful that it already did work out. See it, feel it, allow yourself to revel in the idea. The fix is in. The fact is that you are whole and perfect as God created you. All your pitiful doubts and denial ever did was keep you in fear. Haven’t you had enough? It is exhausting to be in competition with God, especially since God has already saved you from your dream of death. When will you accept it? When will you awaken to the idea that it is accomplished?

The Course is very clear on this, that your whole problem is that you never question the reality of your problem. You insist on it and never experience that it has already been resolved for you. Have faith, faith that it is possible because if you did, just for an instant, you would be free.

“Only say the word, and I will be healed!”

Blessings,
Monica