Happy 4th of July! A note for you about my experience of true freedom!

Hello my friends!

I hope you have a safe and happy 4th of July weekend!

I will be relaxing, enjoying some time outside, and eating some good food!

I wanted to share my thoughts about being vigilant with my practice of A Course in Miracles and my experience as a result of consistent practice over many years.

For those of us on this particular spiritual path, it’s helpful to remember that we live “normal” lives and have “normal” conversations. One of the things that’s most important is remembering  ACIM only asks us to change the internal teacher in our mind to the Holy Spirit or Jesus  and live under His direction instead of the ego’s. Either the teacher that reflects fear (the ego) or the teacher that reflect love (Jesus, the Holy spirit) is guiding us in every moment.

A Course in Miracles is always about what we’re THINKING in our minds. Which teacher are we listening to as we go through all our experiences here? Listening to the ego always involves competition, separate interests, bargaining with one another, scarcity, lack, sin, guilt, fear & death. Listening to the Holy Spirit always involves shared interests, peace, compassion, love, forgiveness and eventual awakening to perfect Oneness – our true home!

When the mind is  at peace love is reflected here in the world. It has been so freeing to become a “follower”. I follow my internal guidance from my Highest Self, which the Course terms the Holy Spirit or Jesus.  As soon as the ego part of my mind wants to take charge I gently remember to give it a back seat! True freedom has been giving up judgment! The individual “I” that used to think it knew everything is replaced with the loving guidance of the One Who knows more than the ego’s “I”.

My days are light, gentle and easy. This is not because I never get upset or because there are never any problems to face. Those things are always built into the script while we appear to be here in the world. However, what changes with the daily practice of true forgiveness is the amount of time I spend with the ego or the Holy Spirit. The majority of my time is spent with my Higher Self ( Jesus, the Holy Spirit)  in my mind accompanying me as I move through my days and awaken.

Food for thought on this relaxing Sunday…

Love & Blessings,
Jackie

MiracleShare Virtual Conference October21-23, 2016

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The MiracleShare virutal Conference is a wonderful gathering of ACIM teachers and students from around the world! I am honored to have a short video presentation as part of the “LIGHTWORKERS” part of the conference. My video will be airing on Sunday October 23 @ 5pm (PST), 8PM(EST).  The conference will be archived, so you can still purchase the package. Corinne, Danielle, and Craig have done a wonderful job putting this together! Check it out! Miracleshareconference.org

Book Recommendation

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You may already be aware of Alexander Marchand’s book The Universe is a Dream. If not, I highly recommend it!

Using the unique form of a graphic novel,  Alexander guides the reader through the advanced nondualistic metaphysics of the spiritual teachings of A Course in Miracles. If you are ready to wake up, this book not only gives you a “picture” of the true nature of the universe, according to ACIM, but also reminds the reader of practical ways of thinking with the right-minded teacher and practicing true forgiveness that facilitates this awakening to Spirit/ Oneness.

Here’s a reminder of the Course’s teachings on forgiveness from the book:

True forgiveness is essentially lucid dreaming; It is nondualistic forgiveness whereby the observer is the observed and thus the forgiver is the forgivee. You don’t forgive people for what they did. You forgive yourself for believing a dream full of characters that only ever did what you asked them to do — albeit on an unconscious level. When you go around truly forgiving, you go around seeing the dream as a dream. You keep in mind that you made up the dream. You keep in mind that the content of the dream is merely symbolic of the content of your mind.” p.93

The illustrations that go along with the words in his book add significantly to the message! Check it out!

Be well & blessings,
Jackie

Dr. Wayne Dyer

Hello friends.

It was a sad day when I learned of Wayne’s passing.

I can remember sitting in my living room in 1997 reading “You’ll See It When You Believe It.”  It had such an impact on me. I started paying closer attention to my thoughts. It was one of the books that started me down a lifelong spiritual path.   Looking back now, I could not have imagined the blessings that would unfold. My sister would joke with me, ” wow – you’re always reading!”.

Wayne was a kind person. He knew we were not our bodies, careers or possessions. He knew we were Divine Love.

My love and blessings go out to his beautiful family.

With love & gratitude to you Wayne…thank you for your contribution. Your words remain a source of inspiration.

Be well everyone.

Blessings,

Jackie

Unity Radio Show Interview

Happy Holidays!

Rev. Jennifer Hadley
Rev. Jennifer Hadley

Recently my family and I were interviewed by our friend Rev. Jennifer Hadley on her Unity Online Radio show “A Course in Miracles: Walking the Talk”.

Our episode: Gary Renard and Family ACIM practice aired on November 25, 2014 .  You can listen by clicking the link above and scrolling through program archives to the episode title.

A Course in Miracles says , “The sign of Christmas is a star, a light in the darkness.  See it not outside yourself, but shining in the Heaven within….”

Remember to let your light shine brightly this holiday season and always.  It reminds others they can do the same.  Have a wonderful and joy-filled season!  Be well everyone.