I grew up thinking I was born a sinner. I was taught this by the church I belonged to, who told me I was born in original sin. Later in life, I rejected this teaching because I genuinely believed I was born out of love! So many people are taught similar beliefs about being a… More Born Out of Love
Dancing with the Shadow, a prayer-led path to wholeness is a special course offered by Rev. Dr. Michelle Wadleigh. For the last few years, I have known and worked with Rev. Michelle (current Senior Minister at CSL North Jersey). I started taking her classes, including Dancing with the Shadow, in 2018-2019. Her gentle guidance and teaching… More Dancing with the Shadow
I manage several Facebook groups related to the different niches I have worked in. When monitoring these groups, I sometimes struggle to understand why it seems so hard to be kind to one another. Over the years, I have seen unkind comments being thrown around the internet — especially on social media. Some of these… More Be Kind — We are Here to Love
If you have been around the New Thought spiritual community, you may have heard the term Spiritual bypass. So what is spiritual bypass? Spiritual bypassing involves using spiritual explanations to dismiss or avoid complicated emotions or psychological issues. ~ Very Well Mind Spiritual bypass or spiritual bypassing is a “tendency to use spiritual ideas and practices… More Spiritual Bypass
You may have heard, in New Thought circles, about Holding Space for one another. Maybe you wonder about this or did not fully understand what it was all about. A healer does not heal you. A healer is someone who holds space for you while you awaken your inner healer, so that you may heal… More Holding Space: What Does it Mean?
As I write this, the Russian army has advanced into Ukraine. Anyone who watches the news has seen the destruction of Ukrainian cities and people. As terrible as this is, my observations during conflict are very interesting. As a pacifist, this act of destruction appalls me to my very core. Having lived through too many… More Observations During Conflict
As a young girl, I remember when my mother was talking to me, she’d often ask: Are you listening? Now, as a grown-up with grown kids of my own, I hear them ask their little ones, are you listening to me? (They probably remember me asking them the same thing when they were little.) Of… More Are You Listening?
In a conversation with a friend, she said something about showing love toward things we hate, which really made me think. We were talking about the Corona Virus. Of course, most everyone I know hates this virus and the havoc it has caused society. But, I noticed a pattern: In the past, we have approached… More Showing Love Toward Things We Hate?
June is an exciting month. We are honoring love and freedom by recognizing both Pride Month and Juneteenth. If you are not familiar with these two June commemorations, here is a brief explanation: Juneteenth (19th) – also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day, and Emancipation Day – is a holiday celebrating the emancipation… More Honoring Love and Freedom
In the last few days, I’ve pondered the following question: Are we doing the best we can? In other words, are we, as people in general, doing our best in all (or at least most) circumstances we encounter in life? I first came across this thought in Brene Brown’s book: Rising Strong. After watching her… More Are We Doing the Best We Can?