New Book Release Insights

Hello my friends!

I wanted to thank you for visiting this site! I just released my new book, All Peace No Pieces: A Course in Miracles’ Take on “the World.”

It was truly a labor of love and I hope those of you who are inspired to get a copy find it helpful!

Here is an excerpt from the book. I think it’s a wonderful reminder and helps me practice the Course’s principles when the world get in my face!

“Our learning has gotten us to wherever we are. Now we have a choice to make if we’re tired of suffering. Which teacher do we follow in the dream? One keeps us dreaming and the other wakes us up. True forgiveness is what wakes us up. Not being taken in by appearances wakes us up. I know you’ve probably heard the saying, “we’re all in this together.” We truly are. When we make either choice, for the ego or the Holy Spirit, we make the choice for the entire Sonship because all minds are joined being that there’s only one. We are either teaching love or teaching fear in each moment, depending on which interpretation of the dream we choose to listen to. Through consistent choice for the Holy Spirit’s forgiveness classroom, we eventually find ourselves back in the home we never truly left. Let’s wake up to the awareness that we are all peace. No pieces.”

I find this helpful because we don’t have to worry about where we were before, in the past. We can start each day anew, in the present, remembering that we are not alone in working towards having a more peaceful and fulfilling life! It starts right now -let go of the past. Not because you’re ignoring it, but because the Course is teaching that it never happened. It’s truly gone because it never was.

Can we still learn from past mistakes? Of course we can and we do. The difference is, do you have to put your salvation in it? Do you have to believe it’s real?

A Course in Miracles wants us to eventually remember, when we’re ready, to let the Holy Spirit correct our one and only mistake – the belief in the ego (false self). All our other seeming mistakes will be corrected.

Love and many blessing to you!!


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Maui Dreaming…a symbol in the mind of peace & comfort!

Jackie Lora Jones and Cindy Lora-Renard in Maui, HawaiiHello my friends!

The picture in this post is of my sister Cindy and I in Maui.  I have been thinking about Maui lately and the peace I felt there.  When I look at my Maui photos I’m reminded of the wonderful energy we all experienced on that trip! Can’t wait to get back to Hawaii at some point!

A Course in Miracles is only and always about the mind, how you’re thinking and with whom you choose to view your life here with as the observer: the ego or the Holy Spirit. Here is a quick reminder that helps me when I am in what I call “mellow overload”. I touch on this term I’ve coined for myself in my forthcoming book. We all feel overwhelmed with our life at times. Maybe there’s a lot on our plate, a loved one is sick, work is hectic, the state of the world bothers us and so on.

One of the benefits I’ve experienced over all these years of practicing ACIM is that when I’m overwhelmed it doesn’t have anywhere near the debilitating punch it used to! I now find myself in “mellow overload” at times when I’m viewing through the ego’s lens. I say “mellow” because while I’m aware that I’ve reached my capacity to function properly, my mind switches to the Holy Spirit’s thought system almost immediately. It has become a part of me, my default setting instead of the ego. I’m able to observe the body of Jackie in a state of overload. When I’m observing it with the right-minded teacher, my experience of it is different.  I know my body is a communication tool and only responds to the intentions of which thought system I choose. The Course teaches us how to use the body lovingly with no ego projections.

These days I notice that I may have a lot on my plate at certain times, but I use the feeling of overwhelm as a forgiveness opportunity, as my classroom to interpret what is happening correctly – I remember I’m having a dream of overwhelm. I’m not the body and whatever the body seems to be doing is outside of me and not my concern, as Jesus teaches us in the Course.

Tips when you’re feeling overwhelmed:

1. Remember to STOP. Don’t judge your feelings or thoughts, just observe them with Jesus or the Holy Spirit. Looking at your thoughts and feelings without judgment is the choice for the Holy Spirit. For example: “I’m feeling overwhelmed and I know I can see this differently, but I can’t do it alone.”

2. Ask to see the situation differently. Wait. Take a deep breath.

3. Remember that you’re dreaming. This removes you from identifying with the illusory “you” as body just for a moment.

4. Trust the Holy Spirit and choose His strength. There’s no need to do anything. Just let your next words or actions be done through you. Maybe silence is called for, but whatever happens you have changed your internal teacher in the mind and that will direct all your functioning. It’s the change of mind that heals.

Be well & blessings my friends!



Some Inspiration

Hello my friends,

Here’s another “reminder” to inspire you whenever the world gets in your face and you get upset, discouraged, or are not at peace for any reason.

“Where God is, there are you. Such is the truth.” -ACIM

Remember that we are dreaming here although perfectly capable of awakening at anytime. Do we wake up and go poof in the night? No. It’s a process. We have to take the hand of the Holy spirit and slowly undo our belief in this world. We have a belief that we could actually be separate from our Creator. This false idea is the ego. The ego thought system is based on sin, guilt & fear. The projection of this unconscious guilt is the whole world you see. We’re seeing the contents of our mind splintered out in form – lots of different forms. Our body is part of the projection. The body is the hero of the dream of separation.

If the world is just a projection from the mind, and I’m part of the projection as an individual special self, what do I do here?

We be normal, but instead of looking through the lens of fear, we  look through the Holy Spirit’s lens of love. We live under a different set of principles: forgiveness instead of judgment, shared interests instead of separate interests, innocence instead of guilt.

How do we practice this on a daily basis?

Every time you feel lack, upset, dis-ease, insecure, anxious, fearful or depressed, just stop.

1. Stop

2. Be mindful of your thought in that moment. Know that there’s another way to interpret what is seemingly causing the upset.  Ask the Holy Spirit to look at your thoughts with you. We can’t do it alone. The Course teaches that we’re never upset for the reason we think. We can’t understand this without the Holy Spirit or Jesus as our guide in the mind.

3. Remind yourself that you can take the Holy Spirit’s hand and look at the situation differently. Why are we never upset for the reason we think? Because what we’re seeing isn’t true. It’s just a projection. The ego wants you to believe that something in your life is the cause. This is to keep you out of the mind – to keep you mindless. The ego knows that its existence depends on your belief in it. But remember, you haven’t really separated into an individual self – you’re just dreaming it. So, turn the tables on the ego by going back to the mind and “choosing once again”, as the Course says. What are you choosing? The Holy Spirit as your teacher instead of the ego. What does this do for you? The Holy Spirit starts to take over your mind and remind you that your identity in the dream is of a dreaming mind that can wake up at any time.

4. Trust the Holy Spirit’s strength.

Be well & blessings,