What (Not Who) Do You Think You Are?

I’ve recently been teaching an online program based on A Course in Miracles, and I want to share the first lesson because it’s so central to the way we experience our lives. It introduces the principle of Self love, because the quality of all your relationships depends on the quality of the relationship you have [Read More…]

A “Miracles” Message to Donald Trump

Dear President Trump: We haven’t met, but I feel like I know you. I’ve seen you many times before when I’ve looked in the mirror. I’ve seen greed, love for family, divisiveness, acceptance, belligerence, humor, unwillingness to accept responsibility, ambition, prejudice, and unbounded belief in what’s possible in life. In other words, all the flaws [Read More…]

Patience, Grasshopper—Your Dreams Will Come

Yesterday morning, unexpected snow fell like a curtain of white in central Iowa. It was mesmerizing, said one of my Miracles students. “I could have gone into a trance just watching it.” Three hours later, the snow was gone. The sun came out, the birds resumed building their nests, and the spring grass was as [Read More…]

5 Ways to Create St. Patrick’s Day Luck

Are you looking for good fortune to smile on you and make your problems disappear? Try creating some luck of the Irish any day of the year. Here are five ways to start. 1. Focus on pleasant memories rather than painful ones. Memories take up a lot of real estate in our minds, so we [Read More…]

A Reminder to Start Where You Are

In my meditation this morning, I asked for guidance about the big problems of the world. This is what I heard: You believe that there are multitudes of problems in your world, from bullying to saving the planet. In truth, there is one problem: A belief that you are separate from others. Because there is [Read More…]

5 Quotes to Restore Your Peace

Sometimes all it takes is the perfect quote to restore a sense of harmony in a busy day or heavy heart. If you have trouble staying focused on peace, these five quotes will give you a lift. “Meeting your brothers [and sisters] totally without judgment.” It’s easier than you might imagine. Try this: No matter [Read More…]

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What if Prayer Doesn’t Seem Like Enough?

Recently the conversations in our A Course in Miracles classes have focused more on taking action than ever before. The Course says that when we change our mind, we change the world. In other words, when we’re rooted in compassion, kindness, understanding, forgiveness and other forms of love, we have a more peaceful life, and [Read More…]

Why This Is a Time to Trust Even More

A Course in Miracles says repeatedly that we are to listen to the Holy Spirit. In fact, it says, don’t make any decisions without His help, or the decisions will be wrong. In other words, without spiritual guidance, we’re likely to act from fear rather than love. When you’re working with your guidance, though, it’s [Read More…]

Peace Is Yours: Here’s How

Underneath every feeling of unhappiness is a belief that you don’t deserve joy. This may sounds like a radical statement when there seem to be endless catalysts for unhappiness in this world. You may see the source of your unhappiness as financial stress, marital conflict, health problems, issues with your children, a lack of hope [Read More…]

Are You Sabotaging Your Own Joy?

The most central teaching of A Course in Miracles is this: If you want happiness, the only thing you have to change is your mind. Similarly… If you want health, the only thing you have to change is your mind. If you want prosperity, the only thing you have to change is your mind. If [Read More…]