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 daughter’s Spring Break we gathered to remember a 20-year-old college student who had been heading to California on holiday when her personal story abruptly and inexplicably ended. Rain turned to snow–and back again–as we […]

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 all! 🙂 Here’s an excerpt from my second A Course in Miracles essay collection: Forgiveness Offers Everything I Want. Hope it makes you smile!)   “I think definitely […]

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 interspersed with coverage of the latest Republican presidential debate, hoping to return to the quiet center within, only to discover that Oreos TV commercial stuck in my head again. The […]

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 The Lighthouse ANTHOLOGY (see below) is available for purchase NOW!  I understand this will be a beautifully bound, keepsake-style book Ken’s students will want to savor, treasure, and return to again […]

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 bittersweet transition happening for us these last few weeks as the roles we play in this dream of life change. In the meantime, I thought I’d post this excerpt from my new book, […]

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 us celebrate our release together by releasing everyone with us.” (ACIM Text Chapter 15, XI. Paragraph 3, lines 1-2) It can be hard this time of year with all […]

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 fox hole of my office against incoming verbal shrapnel like any self-respecting ego. Feeling once more misunderstood, manipulated, unfairly treated, and falsely accused in a special relationship; just when I thought […]

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 Happiness.  In the meantime, hope you enjoy this excerpt from my most recent book, Forgiveness Offers Everything I Want. I knelt on the floor and shot Kayleigh’s well-worn cloth piggy down […]

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 interviewed her a while, reciting a rote script as disingenuous as the confession I used to make as a child. Inquiring about health and weather; movies seen, meals ingested. Until […]

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, mind-healing-for-all experience I am still processing. The inspiring staff presentations have truly deepened my commitment to, and understanding of, how to live this path. (I’ll report more on this in future posts.) For […]