The unbearable heaviness of being

(Here’s another excerpt from my second A Course in Miracles essay collection, Forgiveness Offers Everything I Want.) The Friday before my … [Read More...]

Miracles are seen in light (and we’re not talking LED)

I sat at my desk on yet another bright Monday morning in this winter of my deep discontent, that haunting phrase from A Course in Miracles workbook … [Read More...]

The real upside of hip fractures

(I wrote this essay about learning to practice A Course in Miracles, excerpted from my first book, Extraordinary Ordinary Forgiveness, eight years … [Read More...]

I will not hurt myself again today

“I will not hurt myself again today,” I muttered, hopping back from the path of another SUV zipping by way too fast (even under fair-weather … [Read More...]

What is sin?

(Happy New Year! Here’s another excerpt from my most recent collection of essays, Forgiveness: The Key to Happiness, about learning to live a … [Read More...]

I love to laugh

(There’s never a better time than right now to draw a deep breath, lighten up with our inner Teacher, and learn to gently, compassionately smile at it … [Read More...]

Electing to heal my mind about the world

I pulled into the local district police station, climbed out of my car, and walked the long way around the parking lot to the ballot drop-off box to … [Read More...]

The quiet center

“You’ve gone pretty minimalist, I see,” I said, taking in the glowing, spherical space in which I found myself, attempting to make light of it. … [Read More...]

Truth or Cake?

 (Here’s an excerpt from my latest essay collection Forgiveness: The Key to Happiness  on learning to live a truly forgiving life and smile: ) I … [Read More...]

This Holy Child remains with you

The ringing that roused me from a rare, deep sleep that early Sunday morning seemed so far away with my earplugs in and the white-noise thrum of the … [Read More...]

Talking with Jeff Seibert

Jeffrey Seibert (along with colleagues and fellow teachers Rosemarie LoSasso and Loral Reeves) has worked closely with Kenneth and Gloria Wapnick at … [Read More...]

True empathy

(Here's another excerpt from my most recent essay collection Forgiveness: The Key to Happiness.) I sat cross-legged in my desk chair early one … [Read More...]

We go toward love still hating it

In my sleeping dream I am visiting my daughter in Seattle, although the city looks nothing like the real thing. Instead of a 19-century logging port … [Read More...]

Talking with Rosemarie LoSasso

Rosemarie LoSasso worked closely with Kenneth and Gloria Wapnick for decades, editing his books and audios and teaching at the Foundation for A Course … [Read More...]

When lilacs last in the dooryard did their best to bloom

It all started with the lilacs, with leashing up my little dog and heading out into the cinematic glare of Denver’s bipolar weather on a manic, spring … [Read More...]

Hell no, I won’t go!

(Here’s another excerpt from my most recent essay collection, Forgiveness: The Key to Happiness :)) Hell No, I Won’t Go! “I’m not going anywhere … [Read More...]

There is a place in you

“Jesus,” I whispered, as I stood at the threshold of my imaginary inner professor’s office door, still anxious from yet another dream involving … [Read More...]

Future loss is not your fear (but present joining is your dread)

I sat at my desk following Presidents Day weekend on approximately the ninth day of my captivity at the hands of my ego. As opposed to the ego I more … [Read More...]

It’s only a movie

I sat in the movie theater at the local multiplex with my husband watching The Big Short, a film about movers and shakers in high finance who foresee … [Read More...]

Surrender Susan

(Here’s an excerpt from my latest essay collection, Forgiveness: The Key to Happiness—hope you enjoy!) I was just so frustrated again. Still … [Read More...]

Be still (just) an instant and go home!

Drat, it was just no use! I snapped  off my car radio, delivering non-stop updates about the latest ways humans have destroyed themselves and others … [Read More...]

Without forgiveness I will still be blind

(Here’s an excerpt from my latest book, Forgiveness: The Key to Happiness, now discounted for the holidays on Amazon.) I lay awake in the middle of … [Read More...]

The miracle just looks!

The groomer had unceremoniously announced that my little dog was now a senior citizen at the tender age of seven. Leading me to the horrifying … [Read More...]

Yours for the asking

I sat on the couch, attention having drifted once again to the inner dilemma du jour (or would that be la nuit?) from another recorded episode of the … [Read More...]

From The Lighthouse

I’m sending you this special announcement because I’m so excited about this brand-new release from the Foundation for A Course in Miracles!  The From … [Read More...]

I do not know the way to you

(Just back from visiting my daughter in Seattle and thought I'd share this excerpt from my new book, Forgiveness: The Key to Happiness, along with … [Read More...]

Where is heaven?

“Where is heaven?” I asked, but he only shook his head and smiled. My imaginary inner professor and I peered down from our perch on a hillside … [Read More...]

Everybody’s high on consolation

“Oh, give it a rest, for Christ’s sake,” the ego triumphantly scoffed. “Can’t you see it’s gone? For freaking ever! Just like everyone and thing else … [Read More...]

Leaving on a jet plane

 “I take the journey with you. For I share your doubts and fears a little while, that you may come to me who recognize the road by which all fears and … [Read More...]

Human kindness is overflowing/and I think it’s going to rain today

I sat in my little car in a parking space outside my bank’s ATM machine, not even bothering to rationalize the environmental folly of continuing to … [Read More...]

The choice for completion

(Just back from helping my daughter relocate to Seattle following her May college graduation and a family vacation and still processing the … [Read More...]

I Want to Hold Your Hand

(I’m taking some time off for a family vacation following my daughter’s graduation from college and then helping her relocate. In the meantime, hope … [Read More...]

I do not perceive my own best interests

I sat in my office, eyes shut, contemplating the searing possibility--gradually morphing into an inevitable probability--that “I do not perceive my … [Read More...]

Forgiveness: The Key to Happiness

My new book, Forgiveness: The Key to Happiness, has just been released on Amazon in paperback and for Kindle. Here’s the book description: In … [Read More...]

Come fly with me redux

The last passengers aboard our flight from Denver bound to San Diego had barely taken their seats when the captain announced, with an ill-concealed … [Read More...]

The light has come

When I was a child, my family returned to the home of my father’s older sister (who had raised him) for every long weekend and holiday, despite a … [Read More...]

Devotional pose

(Here’s another excerpt from my new essay collection Forgiveness: The Key to Happiness, to be published this spring.  Hope you enjoy!) I rapped … [Read More...]

Salvation of the world depends on me

Another freshly minted year hot off the presses and already the parade of problematic projections (really, are there any other kind after a certain … [Read More...]

Be it resolved

Recent dream sequences seemed to have propelled me back to my imaginary chair, seated across from my imaginary professor at his imaginary office desk … [Read More...]

I want to want the peace of God

(I’ve been taking some time off to catch up and reflect over the holidays. In the meantime, here’s an excerpt from my book of essays, Forgiveness … [Read More...]

True comfort and joy

“This Christmas give the Holy Spirit everything that would hurt you. Let yourself be healed completely that you may join with Him in healing, and let … [Read More...]

The two rooms

“Have I mentioned lately how much I just love Thanksgiving?” I asked, while standing at the kitchen sink, drying yet another drainer full of pots and … [Read More...]


“Seriously?” he asked, eyes widening. I’d been filling my imaginary Jesus in on the events of the last few weeks. OK, months. OK, years. The video … [Read More...]

I want to hold your hand, but …

(Here’s another excerpt from my upcoming new book, Forgiveness: The Key to Happiness :)) “Our Love awaits us as we go to Him, and walks beside us … [Read More...]

Seeing Purple

(First published this essay two years ago but it seems just as appropriate  today as we approach the elections!) “You do not offer God your gratitude … [Read More...]

What do you ask for in your heart?

(Here’s an excerpt from my upcoming book, Forgiveness: the Key to Happiness.) “I’m not talking about this now,” I said, barricading myself in the … [Read More...]

A Conversation with Rosemarie LoSasso, Foundation for a Course in Miracles

Welcome to the third of my individual interviews with the three staff members that teach the academy classes … [Read More...]

The way I fly in gratitude

Just back from visiting my family in upstate New York and thought I’d share this excerpt from my first book of forgiveness essays, Extraordinary … [Read More...]

When last we talked, and since …

Jesus, I know it’s been a long time. For reasons I can’t begin to fathom and at least now know better than to try, I think I needed a break from our … [Read More...]

A Conversation with Jeffrey Seibert, Foundation for A Course in Miracles

Welcome to the second of my individual interviews with the staff that teaches the academy classes at the … [Read More...]

Looking with Jesus: Now in 3-D

Taking a break from my usual posting to work on other projects including compiling and editing my upcoming essay collection, Forgiveness: the Key to … [Read More...]

You Gotta Wear Shades

“I would just--for once in my life--like to have a little direct experience of God, is that too much to ask? A little preview of our Father’s Love, my … [Read More...]

A Conversation with Loral Reeves, Foundation for A Course in Miracles

Welcome to the first of my individual interviews with the staff that teaches the academy classes at the … [Read More...]

Healing will flash across your mind

(Just back from attending another wonderful academy class at the Foundation for A Course in Miracles and posting an essay I wrote before I left. … [Read More...]

I don’t want to grow up, but …

I sat staring at the folder of A Course in Miracles questions I used to keep as they arose in the classroom of my seeming life to ask Ken Wapnick … [Read More...]

You have not lost your wings

I sat in my garden staring at our latest seedlings: peppers and squash, melon and pumpkin. We had planted them the other day, eyes on the rising sun, … [Read More...]

Fear not

Another Monday morning found me back at my desk, my little dog Kayleigh coiled in her bed at my feet, at last taking time from the accumulated … [Read More...]

Wag more, bark less

 (Just back from a vacation with my family and posting this excerpt from my first essay collection, Extraordinary Ordinary Forgiveness, about … [Read More...]

Who you gonna call?

I was walking my dog and decided to check in with someone I regularly call whose approval I have secretly, unsuccessfully sought for decades. I … [Read More...]

He dropped dead

(Here's an excerpt from my first collection of A Course in Miracles forgiveness essays, Extraordinary Ordinary Forgiveness. :)) “He dropped dead,” … [Read More...]

Together we dispel the darkness

I rapped gently on his office door. My imaginary inner teacher glanced up from his desk, smiling, and waved me inside. I dropped into the chair, … [Read More...]

Dust in the wind

“Have I mentioned I have a special hate relationship with wind?”  I asked, hitting the pause button on the remote. My imaginary inner teacher and I … [Read More...]

The egg that cracked

(Here’s another excerpt from my essay collection, Forgiveness Offers Everything I Want. Hope you enjoy!) When my daughter was in kindergarten she … [Read More...]

The ants go marching one by one

“Still here, are we?” I asked. He peered out at me over the reading glasses I’d bought him in an effort to correct the stupendous far-sightedness … [Read More...]

Holy Spirit AWOL

Just back from attending the week-long academy class at the Foundation for A Course in Miracles in Temecula, California, a truly transcendent, … [Read More...]

The Runaway Bunny

Here’s another excerpt from my most recent collection of essays, Forgiveness Offers Everything I Want, about practicing extraordinary forgiveness in … [Read More...]

Guilt: the stuff that dreams are made of

“All your time is spent in dreaming. Your sleeping and your waking dreams have different forms, and that is all. Their content is the same. They are … [Read More...]

Speaking of resistance

This week I’m sharing a radio interview I did February 7th with C.A. Brooks, avid Course student and host of a program about A Course in Miracles at … [Read More...]

You can go your own way

In my sleeping dream I’d been camping with a group of strangers who’d embarked on a journey to the top of a mountain range I somehow knew held the … [Read More...]

Her: exploring the belief that matter matters

Sick of entertaining a nagging suspicion of something gone missing hanging around like a guest that’s long overstayed his welcome; I fled to the … [Read More...]

Empty Nest? Not!

My daughter was packing her car again. We planned to catch a quick lunch—hot dogs, at Steve’s Snapping Dogs on Colfax--our shared guilty pleasure. … [Read More...]

The upside of hip fractures

I’m just back from a ski trip to Crested Butte, Colorado, with family and friends, and thought I’d post this excerpt from my first collection of … [Read More...]

Good fish, beautiful fish

I am so deeply moved by those of you who have shared your stories of our beloved Teacher Kenneth Wapnick with me—thank you! His generosity truly knew … [Read More...]

In loving memory of Ken Wapnick

My dear friends: Below is the announcement from the Foundation for A Course in Miracles about our beloved Teacher Ken Wapnick’s passing yesterday. … [Read More...]

Home for the holidays

"RESPONSIBLY RAISED TURKEYS!" I sat in the parking lot in my little Subaru, staring up at the sign still standing outside the local Whole Foods … [Read More...]

Rocking around the Christmas tree

(Here’s another excerpt from my latest collection of forgiveness essays, Forgiveness Offers Everything I Want—happy holidays! :)) Last week we put … [Read More...]

Fear of redemption

I sat cross-legged on a cushioned chair in the darkened, candle-lit room of the little drop-in neighborhood meditation center I’ve begun frequenting, … [Read More...]

Hooray for Hollywood Redux

(Here’s another excerpt from my recently published book of forgiveness essays, Forgiveness Offers Everything I Want. Hope you enjoy!) In the middle … [Read More...]

Breaking News: “There is no peace except the peace of God.”

“Seek you no further. You will not find peace except the peace of God. Accept this fact, and save yourself the agony of yet more bitter … [Read More...]

Which teacher are you listening to?

I awoke again horrified to find the ego once more center stage in my puny brain. “Hey, sunshine,” it boomed, in an all-too-familiar voice, … [Read More...]

A Conversation with Ken Wapnick: be gentle with yourself

(Lots of external seeming disruptions in my imaginary forgiveness classroom this week, so decided to share an interview I did with Ken Wapnick in … [Read More...]

Real intimacy: from me first to we

In my sleeping dream, my inner teacher was giving a lecture to a crowd of A Course in Miracles students in a spacious, theater-style auditorium. I had … [Read More...]

Being normal in an abnormal world

My parents are getting old. Well, not so much getting, I suppose, as already there. This wrenching revelation came to me on a recent trip to visit … [Read More...]

Macaroni and cheese and the comfort of gracious guidance

While cramming for unexpected exams in my forgiveness classroom this week, I thought I’d share another excerpt from my new essay collection, … [Read More...]

No order of difficulty in miracles

His office door stood ajar; always open, he has told us again and again. And so I didn’t even bother to knock, just barged right in, plopped down in … [Read More...]

In my defenselessness my safety lies

“You who feel threatened by this changing world, its twists of fortune and its bitter jests, its brief relationships and all the ‘gifts’ it merely … [Read More...]

Choose once again, and again …

I found a big black spider in my bathroom yesterday, hiding in plain view. It stood in freeze-frame against the eggshell-blue wall, like a prisoner … [Read More...]

True prayer

We had traveled only an exit or two when my husband’s cell phone, resting in the vehicle beverage well between us, sounded a sharp alarm. Weather … [Read More...]

This need not be

“If you cannot hear the Voice for God, it is because you do not choose to listen,” I read, from A Course in Miracles Chapter 4, IV. This Need Not … [Read More...]

Come fly with me

I rapped softly on his office door, magically hoping he might have taken a vacation, thereby allowing me to chalk up credit for effort while not … [Read More...]

Shark Week

In honor of the Discovery Channel’s annual Shark Week (that begins today), I’m posting the following excerpt from my new ACIM essay collection, … [Read More...]

Remembering our only function

I had been revisiting a section of Ken Wapnick’s CD set, On Death & Dying: Ending? Continuing? Awakening?, a recording of an academy class held at … [Read More...]

The way we weren’t

“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby   I had spent the … [Read More...]

Just a little willingness

This week I’m running an excerpt from my new book, Forgiveness Offers Everything I Want, now available at in both paperback and kindle … [Read More...]

Forgiveness Offers Everything I Want … now available!

Forgiveness Offers Everything I Want My new book, Forgiveness Offers Everything I Want, is NOW available on! Forgiveness Offers … [Read More...]

Those we do not forgive we fear

“… Before complete forgiveness you stand unforgiving,” I read, from paragraph 11 of ‘The Lifting of the Veil,’ the final subsection of the final … [Read More...]

No one can fail who seeks to reach the truth

I staggered into his office and plunked down across from his desk, hanging my sorry, little head. For a variety of external reasons that still seemed … [Read More...]

Gloria Wapnick: an inspiration and guiding light

 Husband and fellow Co-founder of the Foundation for A Course in Miracles in Temecula, California, Kenneth Wapnick, PhD, calls her the foundation’s … [Read More...]

A Conversation with Ken Wapnick: making it the most important thing!

I recently sat down again to interview Ken Wapnick while attending a weeklong Academy class at the Foundation for a Course in Miracles (FACIM) in … [Read More...]

Choose once again redux

I sat at my desk on another Monday morning, staring at the computer screen in front of me, the proverbial blank page I still sometimes see in my … [Read More...]