Non-Judgment: Getting Out of Prison

When one of the co-practitioners of our Course in Miracles/Course of Love group was on vacation recently, with his new grandson in his lap, he sent me a text saying, “Love this paragraph”, with a picture of a paragraph, circled in ink by him, from the last page of a chapter in my book, A Holy Relationship:  The Memoir of One Couple’s Transformation.  It is Chapter 10, Non-Judgment:  Getting Out of Prison – Barbara’s Way.  The font in the picture is too small to easily read so I’ll write the words underneath the picture.  Here is the picture: Here are the words in that paragraph: The Absence of Fear      When the perceptions …..

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This is a love story . . . .

+ = It is for Course in Miraclers and Course of Lovers and all those that are not blocked by thought, or perception, or concept, or belief, or judgment, which are all the same. It is a love story about two people that were determined to know each other as themselves, God as themselves, and themselves as God, and how they got there. The muse of the couple was an entity expressed in this lifetime as a female. Her name was Barbara.  The sage of the couple was an entity expressed in this lifetime as a male.  His name was Jimmie. Their story is found in the memoir dedicated to the …..

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In God Evermore

Dear Reader, Known or Unknown Friend, Perhaps this poem, which poured out of my heart on May 25th, 2015, as I know that your heart also pours, will be of help to you on this path of waking up to Who and What you are. And in the purest of humbleness, I offer for your consideration that you move through its words at the pace of a snail, with the strength of a bulldozer, so that you might dig up the depth of your own inner soil and find your meaning in these words.  And if it will  help you, perhaps comfort you or excite you or validate you, to share …..

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“No one who lives in fear is really alive”

Every time I read that truism from A Course in Miracles I have the best cry.  And this moment is no exception.  It feels like what was an ancient belief stuck inside of me has dissolved and been expressed physically as tears.  That’s why I never, ever, wipe my tears.  Instead, I just feel them.  I let them run.  And it always feels so gloriously good.  Even the most severe tears I’ve ever had, those that were produced from the deep mourning after my loving partner, Barbara, left the physical.  And that because I felt them fully and underneath them was always, every time, the most glorious outpouring of love that …..

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Happiness . . . .

A lot can be said about happiness.  A lot of people are happy and a lot of people aren’t.  Sometimes people are happy and sometimes they’re not. Here’s a little reflection on happiness that I hope might stimulate more happiness in you.  And, if you’re already and always full of happiness, thank you for sharing yourself with the world.  What a blessing you are! From a wise old friend of my deceased playmate, “You can’t have what you want until you let go of what you don’t want.”  Does that make sense to you?  If so, you can do something about it.  In fact, no one else really can but …..

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Human Interest Story: Heart vs. Law

I counted out to my new housekeeper, Aracelli, what I thought was four $20 bills to pay her and her partner, Maracella, their fee of $80.  Aracelli called me 30 minutes later to say I gave her five $20 bills and would I mind just deducting it next time to save them a trip back to return the money.  Of course I said yes and profusely thanked her for being so honest.  I told her it was very precious of her to do that.  And the next time I gave them each $5 extra “just for being honest”.  Aracelli thought I meant $5 for both of them and handed me …..

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“I love you.”

“I love you.” The prettiest sound in the world is when you say, “I love you”, to someone and they say back to you, “I know”. Equally, the prettiest sound in the world is when someone says to you, “I love you”, and you say, “I know”. Love is not hard. Love is very soft. Love is not complicated. Love is very simple. When you give your heart to someone, you literally give your heart to someone. And, in the giving, you find your heart, your soul, your very being. And it doesn’t matter if your love is received because, in the giving of your love, it is you that …..

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Intimacy: “Into-Me-See”

The most delicious thing in the world is getting to know your inner being, your true self, which is really Self, because there is really only one Self that we all share.  But with an ego wrapped around our Self, it “seems” to become our self, a tiny, separate little entity in the sea of life desperately trying to find happiness from which happiness cannot be found. The scariest thing in the psychological world of your mind is taking a look at what you’re hiding about yourself, from yourself, within your mind and revealing that to someone else.  Your hiding is your defense against the “bad” and “wrong” that you’ve hidden …..

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The Chains That Bind Us

The “chains” that bind you are the beliefs that you have about yourself that are not true.  You do believe they are true, but the truth is, they are not. Whatever they are (the beliefs), whatever it is (the one belief that haunts you), were deposited into your belief system a long time ago when you were far too young and immature to have any idea of how to take in the experience that produced the belief(s) that now haunts you.  If you are now reading this it is because you were attracted to it because the state of your consciousness is now desirous, willing and capable of looking straight …..

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