Please enjoy this wonderful conversation which I had with Cindy Lora-Renard where we delve into the topic of the Mind according to A Course in Miracles!
We talk about the importance of the mind in healing and reinforce the Course teaching that it is through our Right Minds we can easily access Spirit's unconditional love and guidance <3
Cindy shares her personal tips for having a healthy mind and her incredible insights in to A Course in Miracles! We also both share real life examples of how we applied Right-Mindedness to personal challenges and the incredible healing benefits of having done so.
Love and Healthy Thinking,
We have all reached that point of desperation where we cry out to the heavens for help! As spiritual students though, we are encouraged to connect with Spirit on a frequent basis, not just when things seem dire.
Connecting with Spirit frequently strengthens your channel to Spirit. The Divine is always there with us, it's just us who needs to open up to the Divine. So, that brings us to our vital first step in HOW to ask Spirit for help...
1. Be Willing to See Apart from Your Past ~ Asking Spirit for help requires stepping back from what you've always thought to be true. As spiritual students, we are taught that we are responsible for the birth of the ego and therefore, asking something outside of the ego for help will require humility. It involves inviting a new answer and letting yourself be surprised by what that answer may be. This first step is the shift from your ego mind to your Right Mind.
Getting to the point of willingness to see apart from the ego really means...
One of the most common questions I get is, "How do I know if I'm hearing Spirit or the ego?"
As spiritual students, this is a burning question for us all! And it is imperative we know the difference between these two voices for if we listen to the ego's voice, we delve further into pain and misery. Yet, if we listen to Spirit's Voice, we are liberated from the ego and guided to the experiences which are most helpful for our evolution and also the experiences which amplify love in our life <3 The beauty of Spirit's Voice is that ALL things are done with equal love for everyone involved!
Here is the link to my latest podcast covering this important topic!
I truly hope you enjoy!
The experience of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a great challenge. It encompasses your whole life because the mind is traumatized. A person going through PTSD is left feeling quite helpless as their reactions are mostly unconscious, so it’s difficult to predict what can be a trigger. As I shared in my previous blog on PTSD, if you’re dealing with PTSD, you’re on high alert!
Research has shown that in the brain of someone who is going through PTSD, the brain is actually fine anatomically, but what is wrong is that the brain is communicating too much. Specifically, when someone experiencing PTSD is asked to recall a traumatic memory, the brain shows that there is a heightened level of activity going on within the brain. There is an overreaction to the memory.
It is important to note here that the brain and the mind are different. The brain is an effect of the mind, just like the body and the whole physical world is an effect of the mind.
It is helpful to measure...
Genuine healing is the release from fear in your mind. It occurs when you give up seeing your life through the ego's eyes. We are taught in A Course in Miracles that the mind is the level of cause and that the body is the effect. Therefore, if we want anything to heal, we must first begin with the mind.
Follow the link in this blog to my interview from Corinne Zupko, Author of the award-winning book, From Anxiety to Love! Corinne and I get into a great, in-depth conversation about what true healing is and I also share my experience of using my mind and the healing principles of A Course in Miracles to heal from vertigo.
Always keep a focus on the fact that genuine healing is of the mind. Detach from any expectation of the outcome and allow your mind be led to the peace of the God Mind.
The Healing Meditation mentioned in the podcast is found in Gary Renard's book, Love Has Forgotten No One <3
Here's the link to Corinne's website where you can listen to the...
The house was quiet and I was all alone, something which I was accustomed to as my husband, Eric, worked out of town at the time. I was settled in my bed ready to go to sleep. Feeling peaceful and even excited for a good night’s rest, I closed my eyes. Then, a thought. A new thought. “What if the smoke alarm goes off in the middle of the night?”
My eyes shot open. I felt a visceral discomfort and a wave of dread move through me. I had been feeling so relaxed that I was disappointed at the potential that the smoke alarm could indeed go off in the middle of the night. It wasn’t a fire that I was afraid of, it was the piercing sound of the alarm startling me that I was dreading. I wondered “where in the hell did this thought come from?!” After 36 years of sleeping without worry of a smoke alarm going off and now this thought creeps in and is somehow troubling. Then, it hit me…
This night was the first night where I was totally alone as my...
Tips for Healthy Communication
As we are in the world of duality, challenging times and people are going to arise. These challenges are our forgiveness opportunities, catalysts for healing when used correctly. As some of us are students of A Course in Miracles, we want to honour the Course's teachings and use these challenges for peace, so we get to a place in our minds where nothing can affect us. As we strengthen our commitment to thinking with Spirit, which is known as Right-Mindedness, we can help ourselves by setting healthy tones within our environment by welcoming peace.
We are taught in the Course that we are always teaching. We are either teaching the thought system of fear or the thought system of Love. When challenges will occur, you can be a teacher of Love and handle them with peace.
Here are my go-to spiritual tips for how to be Love when faced with a challenging conversation...
~ When I am faced with a tricky situation, I always take the time for reflection to...
We all experience hormone fluctuations, (yes, even men), and these rapid shifts can be a real pain in the arse. You find yourself cursing at an inanimate object or crying because of something cute on a West Jet commercial (yes, I’ve done that… twice last month to be exact), and once you’ve realized that perhaps you could be being just a tad bit ridiculous, you clue in… hormone surge!
As we all know, experiencing hormone fluctuations can be difficult. A hormone surge can induce anxiety, fatigue, a melancholy attitude, and even straight up rage! We never really feel like ourselves during that time, do we?
But it’s not all sadness, tears and swaddling your pet, like with anything, hormones can help you to heal.
Well, I find that when I’m experiencing PMS, my conscious mind is on hyper drive running through a series of negative events from my past or some made up fearful event about the future. Of course I recognize that this negativity is...
Some of the greatest joys of being on the spiritual path are those heartfelt moments of synchronicity, the kind which stop you in your tracks and make you smile as you get a hint that there is something bigger at work. These past few days have certainly played out that way for me and I honestly couldn’t be more grateful for the guidance as it led to me having a weekend I will truly never forget!
I was invited by John Beavin, dear friend of the legendary late ACIM teacher, Kenneth Wapnick to an event featuring Gary and Cindy Renard. Gary is the author of the incredible (and much-needed) book explaining the theory of ACIM, The Disappearance of the Universe (amoung other very helpful books) and his wife, Cindy who is also an ACIM teacher and author of A Course in Health and Well-being. So, I honestly did not want to miss the opportunity to learn and deepen my understanding of A Course in Miracles from the two teachers I resonate most with! The clincher was it was all going down...
One of our greatest challenges on the spiritual and mental health path is relinquishing our ego’s temptation to control, dissect and manipulate. I was faced with this challenge in the most potent way these past 5 weeks beginning with when I was away on my trip to New Zealand with my husband at the end of January. The day before we flew out of Calgary, we took our beloved dog, Guinness in to see the vet as he did not seem to be recovering from what we assumed was a case of Kennel Cough. The vet assured us that Guinness, although attuned to the fact that we were leaving on a trip, was going to be fine and he put him on some meds to help clear up the Kennel Cough.
My intuition was strong before and during this vet visit and I was waiting to hear the dreaded “C” word from the vet, that Guinness had cancer at which point I would stay home to be with Guinness and my husband could go on the trip to New Zealand to visit with his daughter. To my pleasant surprise though,...
By filling in your name and email address followed by clicking on the Submit button, you are subscribed!! We will respect your privacy and will not share your info.