Increase Your Spiritual Practice & Power for a Happier Life!

Recently, I developed a list of my most valuable spiritual practices. I love this powerful, simple list!

So when a big (and old) problem hit last week, I pulled out my list and began to follow it in order to increase my spirituality & power. My intention was to go to the place outside of the problem, where the problem doesn’t exist. And then allow the higher vibration from my spiritual practice (see list below) to overtake and heal the problem.Spritual-Healing-Power-Banner

After reading over the list of practices, I picked one of the practices and remained there while I allowed myself to go to a higher vibration. It was mostly effortless focusing. By afternoon, I looked over the list and saw I could check off a lot of the things listed, having practiced most of them.

While reviewing the list, I also realized I was in a very new place regarding the old problem.

I realized that the problem, which had been with me a long time (and felt almost impossible to shift), had transformed from a place of enormous, long term aggravation (I’d lost a lot of sleep, was feeling tense, frustrated, and was immobilized from back pain), to one of complete peace. Now that’s spiritual healing power!

Here’s my list! (FYI, this list is incorporated in my comprehensive 5 week coaching program to increase your spirituality and power).

This practice will increase your spirituality & power

Rate yourself on these practices – scale between 1-10 – and you will see how powerful they are for healing yourself. And yet they are so simple to practice:.

  • Daily and actively trust your faith and keep it alive.
  • Remember God each hour and connect.
  • Listen for divine inspiration.
  • Read something that inspires you.
  • Turn to God periodically, day and night, (asking and listening to divine messages) journaling what you are learning.
  • Turn to angels & ask for their help in a clear way that you can know for sure that it was them
  • Presence God as though you were a divine being on earth, representing God
  • Witness the divine, & when you do, make a mental note that you are actually witnessing God in your 3D experience. (ex. witness God in yourself, in others, and in moments that you feel a divine presence, which is so precious!)

Let THIS practice begin to override all other things in your life. This is a practice of increasing your spiritual senses (outside the problem) versus the onslaught of the material senses (where the problem resides).

By doing this, you allow pain, aches, worries, fears, concerns about money, future, your love life, aging, etc. to be reduced and dissolved by the all-powerful divine Light, which is within you – and, once acknowledged, it takes over and overrides all else.

Let me know how you’re doing with this practice!

In case you’re interested, here’s the course I teach to increase your spirituality & power

How Do You Want to Be Treated?

We tend to rise to the level of someone’s kind or unkind treatment towards us. If we’re treated with kindness, respect, and even understanding, we feel valuable and esteemed as though we have support for being our best to ourselves, to them, and in the world.

Conversely, if we’re treated with disrespect, failing to be listened to or understood, then we feel unimportant and unvaluable as though we aren’t worth someone’s effort to treat us well. And so we are involved in recovery, trying to regain our confidence, perhaps feeling low and ashamed because we weren’t treated well.respect

How can you receive the treatment you most want, need, and deserve?

  1. Recognize your need for being treated with respect, to be spoken to in respectful language and tone and especially when there’s conflict. 
  2. Speak up and lovingly inform someone when you feel that you aren’t being treated well. Let them know how you want to be treated. Use words like respect or kindness, honesty or fairness. This isn’t you being controlling or dominating another. This is you learning to validate your feelings and speaking up about them. By setting a kind tone you also invite a kind response. 
  3. Set a boundary for yourself so that if and when you don’t feel you’re being treated with kindness and respect, you will need to do one of two things: One, you’ll let them know and do it respectfully in a kind tone. And two, if they don’t awaken or care to change their treatment of you, you will give yourself permission to quietly excuse yourself. That’s because you know you’re worth being treated well. And also because you deserve to provide for yourself a place of refuge from affliction. That isn’t you huffing off in a fit of rage. That’s you, behaving with quiet dignity, collecting yourself, and appropriately showing self-respect. 
  4. Finally, now that you have become more sensitive to how you want to be treated and you are able to set a boundary around it, look for those people who are both capable and reliable about their consistent good treatment towards you. And surround yourself with only those people. It’s hard enough to be consistent in our own behavior or to expect others to do so. But if, at least, everyone you’re in contact with, is trying to do this, then you and your friends can make beautiful music together! And it’s a better world!

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Spiritual Loneliness

A spiritual life can feel lonely.

Just about every person I know who is on a spiritual path longs for deep, relevant spiritual community. As spiritual devotees, we live very differently than most other people. And we seem to be scattered, not on every corner.SP-LHCover_flat-1-600

We’re a new and different breed than others because we have daily spiritual practices, read spiritual books, have strong spiritual interests, a passion for deep purpose & learning about who we really are & what is really going on, and participating at that authentic level.

It’s on our mind. We carry it in our heart. It lights our flame! It’s our ongoing reality! And we’re strong investigators! This is often mostly hidden from the world so we don’t feel known or identified by who we truly are, or at our depth. This can create a feeling of isolation and even loneliness.

What can you do about it? [Read more…]

What Can You Do About Regrets From the Past?

I have regrets about my past.

The other night, I awoke, thinking about my regrets. It felt bad. I got up out of bed and decided to face my regrets – for the first time – rather than wishing they’d go away and trying to stuff them down. The feeling of regret is one of the worst I know.Woman trying to sleep

I wondered if there was anything I could do.

Pulling out a pad and pin, I spent a long time with my regrets, listing them. Just what were these awful demons of my past?  I decided to face the major ones bothering me, one by one, even though there was nothing I could do about them that I knew of. After all, they were in my past and the regrets of my past were already committed. They were done. Right?

As I made my list and included the people involved, I was bombarded with self-judgments. I’d let myself down. I failed to act my best, failed to care enough for others. I felt ashamed and embarrassed and deeply haunted by the things I couldn’t change. “Why did I do those things?,” I anguished. Stupid me. [Read more…]

Dissolving the Veil of Love

What if you discovered a secret about love that revealed love is present and available to you at all times and you could experience as much love as you wanted?

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But in this discovery, it was also revealed to you that there’s an invisible veil which is hiding these facts from you? And if you could dissolve the veil, you would see and experience all the love you wanted?

And further, that it’s the invisible veil that has prevented you from reaching out for what’s possible in love because the veil has caused you to not believe that love is possible for you.

Let me just say it. Love is behind the veil.  [Read more…]

Do You Need a Hot Extraction – or a Grand Awakening?

In your close relationship, are you stuck? Need a quantum leap, in some new direction, in order to get yourself free?

In the Navy Seal team movie, “Act of Valor,” they showed the team’s impressively powerful ability to create a plan to free one of their people who was held captive in a remote jungle setting. They called it a “hot extraction.” It was impressive with ammunition, skills, brute strength, effective communication, equipment, & a lot of intelligence, midst great danger.

hot extractionIt made me think of some of the relationships I’ve had in my life where I probably held on too long & needed to be rescued – maybe by a hot extraction! It’s hard to evaluate a relationship during a time when feelings run high or while feeling strongly attached to the idea, “It’s just got to work!”

Like the Navy Seal team’s execution of a hot extraction, there are a lot of skills needed to know what to do and whether or not to extract yourself. Unlike the Navy Seal team, none of these skills, however, call for explosives, running, yelling, violence, or shooting someone.

But it does call for deep reflection and quiet thinking about what you really want. And whether you’re willing to settle for less than you want or deserve.

Sometimes we are stuck in “captivity relationships” because of loyalty or fear. Sometimes we just can’t let go. Other times, the love has left long ago but we’re still attached from our time invested together.

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The real question, perhaps, is to ask if a grand awakening is possible. That would be where one or both partners wakes up and resets the “it’s been god-awful together but maybe we can learn to be new with each other” button. What would that be like? What kind of plan or tools would you need in order to fulfill such a hope? And is it even possible?

First off, you need both parties to mutually and equally agree that they’re willing to work on it at the level of 100%. You need an open, honest, loving, calm discussion about the relationship. There needs to be safe space created to discuss the problems and examples of how and why you feel the way you do. This is where it can get explosive. [Read more…]

Do You Doubt Yourself?

Recently, when the subject of doubt came up, my inner talk was basically, “I don’t have any doubts. Doubts don’t pertain to me.”

Yet, as I contemplated the subject, I soon realized that I do have doubts.doubts

Here are some examples. Lately, I’ve been thinking, “I hope my spiritual practice is growing powerfully. I wonder if there’s something I’m missing?”

Or, “I doubt I can lose weight. The last few attempts failed.” And another example is, “I hope I’ll be strong enough emotionally and physically to be able to successfully care for my 93 and 94 year old parents as we go forward.”

And finally, “Someone close to me acted like they didn’t care about me. I wonder if I’m loveable?”

Wow! I have some big doubts brewing. Yet, as I thought more, I realized that doubts are fear based, calculating failure rates and insufficiencies.

What about you? What are your doubts? [Read more…]

Is Your Heart Safe to Open?

We’ve all experienced hurt and injustice from others. I’m quick to forgive and move on. Sometimes, however, I get stuck, as I have with a special person, who I stopped caring about some years ago. Without knowing why, I began to have a physical problem. An injured toe wouldn’t heal.cloud-heart

After xrays and consulting with two medical specialists, I felt stuck. The cartilage was gone. I was told that this is what professional athletes experience and to wait and see if the inflammation goes down. I waited for two years. From time to time I did offered myself healing prayer on it. Then recently, out of the blue, I received guidance to seek help from an acupuncturist.

I was astounded at what happened. After the first session, the symptoms changed. It was as though my toe had been dead and then come alive again. And I hadn’t realized it, but the entire area of missing cartilage had been closed off from feeling. Even more, I had a feeling that the healing was much deeper than my toe. [Read more…]

I Dare You to Give Yourself Permission!

Permission granting is powerful to unlock you from stuck positions.dare

For what have you given yourself permission? And perhaps, more importantly, for what have you not given yourself permission? Could this be what’s been holding you back?

For example, to what extent do you give yourself permission to do the following? It may help you to rate yourself between 1-10 as you read down the list. [Read more…]

Love is the Most Important Thing in Your Life

Here’s what I wrote at 3:30 this morning when I was awakened.

Our culture is driven by our ego’s needs, which means that if we are important, we have a chance of being recognized as wonderful, great, or admirable.

Yet, hidden from us is life’s true meaning to love. This is not held in our ego’s position, but by our Highest Self which carries the mission to love.

Love is what we live for and is truly the most important thing in our lives, whether you’re a king, queen, or a person who lives on the street, whether you’re poor, unemployed, alone, struggling, old, or just graduated with a Ph.D.

The real mark of greatness is shown through love’s actions of kindness, compassion, helpfulness, and caring. You feel this in your heart. You’re on the right path and in your right place if … [Read more…]