“Lisa Natoli is the best Course in Miracles teacher on the planet.” -Vicki Poppe
I have devoted my life to God, Jesus and A Course in Miracles.
I am the light of the world!
My passion and life work is to encourage people to heal and be happy by making a commitment to transform their life by doing A Course in Miracles – to buy a copy of the book, read it from start to finish, live it, practice it, do all 365 workbook lessons (one lesson a day – it takes one year to complete).
My gift – my superpower! – is to get people to make a commitment to be ALL IN, ALL THE TIME.
I don’t know how I do it, but I do … I get people to WANT to train their mind, to watch their thoughts, feelings and emotions like a hawk, to take 100 percent responsibility for what seems to be happening in their life, to dismantle the thought system of fear and shift to love. It’s an honor and privilege to do this work and I’m extremely grateful.
I love to get people excited to want to dedicate their life to love, to God and A Course in Miracles – to join in the Great Awakening to help Jesus to save the world – working for JC Central 24/7 – dedicated to healing, joy and forgiveness.
A Course in Miracles is an actual course you take. Many people mistakenly think it’s just a book that you flip through and read from time to time, but it’s an actual course of study, with a Text with 31 chapters, a workbook with 365 lessons and a manual for teachers.
My job is to inspire people to dedicate their life to love and healing and forgiveness – to join in the Great Awakening – to be the light of the world, in the world.
I work with Jesus and together we help people to be miracle workers, motivating them through demonstration to train their mind to see in a new way.
Here are some of the online Programs you can take:
The 40-Day Program for Transformation: Free and Online. A great activation for anyone who is new to A Course in Miracles or never heard of it before or who has been at ACIM for a long time and feels stuck.
Living in Purpose: 6-Month Mastery Program for Miracle-Minded Thinking.
ACIM 365: 10 minute daily audio talks from me (all with a written transcript) for all 365 workbook lessons.
I also have an online book study group that meets occasionally online on Monday nights 7pm-8pm EST. That’s free. We are reading Lovingly in the Hands of the Father in March 2017. We’ll be reading my book Gorgeous for God in May 2017. Check it out.
There are private Facebook groups for all of these classes and programs.
This is the version of A Course in Miracles that I encourage you to buy from the Circle of Atonement (click the book or here to purchase from Amazon):
Lisa Natoli is a minister, teacher and healer. She is the author of the best-selling book Gorgeous for God and creator of the 40-Day Program for Transformation that has helped thousands of people to heal from disease, depression, addiction, lack and doubt. She has devoted her life to God, Jesus and A Course in Miracles. She writes and teaches on the topics of transformation, healing and abundance. She is co-founder of the nonprofit organization Teachers of God Foundation which inspires, encourages and supports individuals to go through the transformation from fear to love. She co-hosts a weekly radio show on Unity Online Radio called Living in Joy/Reflections on A Course in Miracles that airs every Friday afternoon at 3pm EST.
My life was transformed by the grace of God, A Course in Miracles and with the help of Jesus Christ. I was alcoholic, depressed and a food addict. Every day I lived in fear and I thought this was normal. I found A Course in Miracles in 1992. On July 4, 2000 in a state of despair while living in New York City, I called out to God and said ‘God, if you are there, I want to work for you now.”
And 10 days later, I lost my job in publishing in NYC. And that was the beginning for me. Now I work for God. I have no religious upbringing but I began to feel a curiosity and love for God, Jesus and Mary Magdalene. I began to make it a daily practice to set aside quiet time every day to sit with God, to experiment with the ideas in A Course in Miracles, to ask for direction and guidance. This was whole new territory for me! Asking help from something I could not see with my physical eyes. Almost immediately I lost my desire for cigarettes and alcohol (on the same day, March 29, 2001). Addiction, sickness and depression disappeared. I now live in a state of joy, dedicated to God’s Plan. I have found that if you have a willingness to forgive and to see things differently, you can change your life. I wrote a book called Gorgeous for God which is the story of my own spiritual awakening, based on A Course in Miracles. It is very ordinary story. Things happened slowly for me—there were no bells or whistles. No going into the light. I didn’t have a near-death experience. Instead, one by one, things that were no longer serving me dissolved and fell away—alcoholism, cigarette-smoking, fear, conflict, doubt. I found that as time went on, the ego-identity that I had built up over the years started to crumble, slowly, very slowly (at times painfully-slow!) and I found myself having almost no interest in the things I used be interested in. For me, enlightenment was when I stopped seeking for ways to improve myself. It was when I recognized that my old way of being was not working. I realized the necessity to see myself differently, as loved, loving and lovable, and not try to come up with a new improved identity.
Forward to the New Edition by Donna Issac:
I was introduced to A Course in Miracles in 1999. After quickly
flipping through it, I was not interested–at all. It had that “God”
word in it. A lot. My business partner (we own a gym) had started
practicing the Course and had created a study group at the gym
which met for an hour each Sunday morning. After hearing her
talk about the Course and then watching her practice it, I became
intrigued. I was on my own path of practicing Buddhism, but still
experiencing much sadness and depression. I was also about to sell
my part of the gym and go to school in Boulder, Colorado to study
Structural Integration, and I was full of fear about the changes
beginning to take place in my life. I did go to the group and I did
begin to study A Course in Miracles but I did not complete the
lessons until 2003 and then I did them again in 2006. At that point
I believed that I had completed my studies with the Course and it
was time to “get on with my life”–which brings me to 2011 and
After five years of “getting on with my life” MY way, I found that I
and my life was a complete mess. I had become estranged from my
entire family including a niece who was much like a daughter to me.
My partner (we had met in the ACIM study group in 1999) with
whom I believed I shared a holy relationship with was asking–no,
demanding–that I move out of our home. Her entire family was
supporting and encouraging her 100%. I never felt so alone and
scared. I decided to dedicate one entire year with no distractions
to A Course in Miracles–doing the lessons exactly as they are
required. It was literally the only thing I had any faith in at all. Soon
after I started this journey my partner asked that we stay together
and both of us complete the Course as part of our journey as a
couple in a holy relationship. I still believed that God had brought
us together and we could turn it from special to holy with the help
of the Holy Spirit.
I first heard of Lisa Natoli when my partner mentioned a book that
she liked very much. She said that it really spoke to her in a way that
other ACIM related books did not. She talked about it constantly
and loved how down to earth and “real” it was. I asked her what the
title was and she said, “Gorgeous for God.” My first thought was,
“That’s a ridiculous title! It sounds like it’s probably more about
religion than the Course.” She started to read some of the passages
from the book to me and I liked what I heard. I especially liked the
parts where Lisa talks about drinking alcohol and smoking while
studying the Course (sounds familiar) and throwing the Course
away multiple times in frustration. I could definitely get on board
with that. At that time in my life, I much preferred the “My life is
going to shit” stories than the “Everything is awesome” version that
some spiritual books offer.
Right away I started to google Gorgeous for God and Lisa Natoli. I
found out that she offered a 40-day Online Program. I signed us
up! I thought it would make things so much easier as I was really
struggling with the Course. Lisa made it clear it was going to
require a commitment and that she was not going to do the work
for us–we would have to do it. She said she only worked with
people who said “Yes” to doing the work and being willing to
change because she found through years of working with people
that only the people who said “Yes” got results. We said Yes.
In the first email message, she said, “I’m not a counselor or a
therapist or a self-help teacher. We are not going to talk about your
problems and we are not going to fix your problems. I am going to
help you see you have no problems. The #1 goal I have in mind for
anyone who signs up for this program is to start relying on their
own inner Guide for answers. I am a temporary guide (40-days)
to show you how to start trusting in your own Guide who knows
you inside & out and who is with you always. Your Guide knows
everything about you: the greater Plan, the Big Picture and your
part in it.
So I teach God-dependency, not Lisa-dependency, not
anything-outside-of-you dependency. You’ll start to learn to trust
God and your own guidance. Most people are not used to making
time to listen to that still small Voice encouraging Voice within
them. As you start to live in this way, you will know joy and peace.”
My spirit wanted these promises to be true more than anything, but
my ego was pissed, but I went forward with it anyways.
For 40 days, Lisa guided me with kindness and love through the
secrets and darkness I harbored inside that had kept me paralyzed
for years. Each step was difficult and challenging but transforming.
Each step was a miracle.
After completing the 40-day Program, I found out she was offering
a 5-Day Teachers of God retreat in Maine. I signed us up! I was
excited because the retreat would coincide with my completing the
365 lessons in the Course. Everything was going well. I was excited
thinking of the peaceful, relaxing week long holiday in Maine at
a beautiful location right on the ocean–until I checked my email
at a layover in an airport in Washington, DC. Lisa had emailed
the group to let us all know about one final detail of the trip. We
would all be sharing a bathroom and shower! That was all my ego
needed. In my mind I imagined 20 people lined up in the hallway
with a towel and a toothbrush waiting to get into one toilet and one
shower. I felt the heat rising and a roar in my head–my mind was
off and running. To add insult to injury, at the end of the message
Lisa wrote, “I guess it will be like summer camp all over again,
LOL.” I was definitely not LOL! My first thought was, “OH HELL
NO! I’m going home. I will turn right around in Portland, Maine
and get on the next flight to Memphis, Tennessee.”
I can’t remember exactly what I wrote to Lisa, but I tried to appear
calm. It was something along the lines of: Are there hotels nearby?
Lisa answered quickly–yes, some lovely hotels right on the ocean.
She even gave me a list! That response didn’t go over well with me
at all. I thought she would catch on to my anger and annoyance.
So, I tried again. I wrote, “I’m not coming. I’m turning around and
heading back home.” Lisa ALWAYS responds quickly to emails.
I waited and checked my email to see how she would respond to that.
Nothing. I checked again and again and again. No response. I
boarded my flight to Maine. In Portland I checked my email again
at baggage claim. Nothing. I wanted her to talk me out of it–at
least try and get me to stay. Nothing. Silence. I was stunned. Where
was the cheerleader coach I had come to know? To add insult to
injury, my partner had decided to stay. I was on my own and I was
pissed! I watched as my partner drove off in the rental car. For the
first time in the whole process of this journey I didn’t know what
to do. The best I could come up with is do nothing. I asked for
guidance. I decided to sit on my luggage outside the airport until
something happened–I didn’t know what, but I decided to sit for
the whole week if I had to. The weirdest thing happened. I became
peaceful. The minute I decided to stop creating fear and just wait
for guidance (no matter how long it took) things began to happen
rapidly. After about an hour, my partner drove right up to me
outside baggage claim as I sat on my luggage waiting. I got up, put
my things in the car and away we drove–as if we had planned it
this way all along. I had changed my mind. I had come to a state of
readiness to accept a miracle.
This would not have happened without Lisa’s guidance. From the
beginning of the 40-day Program that I started with her she led me
to trust my own inner Guide. She would respond to everything I
threw at her with patience, love, kindness and compassion. I never
felt judged. But when it was time for me to find the answer within
myself, she stepped back and let that happen. No matter what I
had decided to do that day, whether I had gone back home or not,
I know that Lisa would have been there cheering me on–saying,
“WOOOHOOO!! Good for you Donna! I LOVE YOU!”
Working with Lisa, reading everything she’s written and being with her in person has been transformative because she simply stays true to her one calling and one purpose–to help every person she meets to know “You are love, you are perfect and all you need is within you, already perfect.”
Her message is always the same–there’s no journey, there’s only an awakening.
A lot has changed since I published this book in 2007. I got divorced. I moved back to my home state of New Hampshire. I started eating meat again after being a strict (and very vocal!) vegetarian for 10 years. I was healed of my terrifying fear of money. I fell in love after swearing I’d never get into another relationship ever again. I paid off all my debt. This is all surface stuff. The most important change in the past 5 years is that I stopped seeking, stopped resisting and began to allow things to be exactly as they are without trying to change anything. It was like my eyes opened to what was always there, but I had been blind to it. Suddenly I saw how perfect life is, in all its ups and downs. Things change, but I remain forever the same: eternal and changeless. There is constancy in the way I see life now. I see God in everyone and everything, even in chaos. After years of fluctuation between light and darkness, there came a moment when there was only light and I knew I was changed forever and there was no going back.
This book is the story of my own spiritual awakening. It is very ordinary. Things happened slowly for me – there were no bells or whistles. No going into the light. I didn’t have a near-death experience. Instead, one by one, things that were no longer serving me dissolved and fell away – alcoholism, cigarette-smoking, fear, conflict, doubt. I found that as time went on, the ego-identity that I had built up over the years started to crumble, slowly, very slowly (at times painfully-slow!) and I found myself having almost no interest in the things I used be interested in.
This was a disorienting time for me – the old has fallen away and the new has not yet arrived – and I got through it because of the teachers in my life who told me to trust the empty space, that what I was experiencing – my life falling apart – was NORMAL.
So I share my story because of its simplicity and because it didn’t progress in a straight line. It didn’t happen all at once. It was messy and not at all graceful like some of the enlightenment stories I’ve heard. My moments of clarity didn’t stick. The ego continued to lurk around. I thought I must be the slowest learner on the planet. I’m glad I kept going. I’m thankful for all teachers in my life who have shared their own stories which encouraged me to keep trusting when I thought I was failing horribly.
I have heard thousands of stories of people awakening and no two stories are alike. There is no formula. There is no one right path. The end result is that you remember who you are. Some awakenings are dramatic and some happen so slowly that the person doesn’t realize it until one day they realize they are completely changed. Some people have spiritual awakening who weren’t even looking for one and who don’t believe in God, while others struggle and struggle for years on a spiritual path trying to reach enlightenment, reading every book and taking every workshop and nothing seems to happen. For other people, it’s one step forward, and then two steps back – an experience of light, followed by darkness and disorientation and confusion.
What does it mean to “awaken from the dream”? In my own experience, it is a shift in perception from fear to love. The fear-based self-constructed “I” (that worries, plans, plots, controls, lives in the past, lives in the future) dissolves and becomes the “I” that is Christ. This is the “I” that is used in the greeting “Namaste”: a salutation with hands pressed together as you greet another and bow slightly and means: I bow to you. That “I” is the Divine in me, honoring and bowing to the Divine in you. The gesture represents that there is a Divine spark in each of us that is located at the heart chakra, and it is an acknowledgment of the soul in one to the soul in another: I bow to you. I honor you. I see you.
So to be “awake” means to live from the perspective of Spirit, or God or Christ or whatever name you want to call your inner true self. It’s like shifting gears, and the false self dissolves. So when you say “I”, it’s the Divine speaking, and there is an understanding/acknowledgement that everything is part of you, one with you, Divine like you. There is no separation. You see the world and yourself entirely differently from before. People make a much bigger deal of it than it actually is, as if it’s some kind of nirvana and the whole world disappears. This is true in a sense, your whole world WILL disappear, but not in the way you might think. You discover who you really are. The best definition I know of enlightenment is from A Course in Miracles: “Enlightenment is but a recognition, not a change at all. Those who seek the light are merely covering their eyes. The light is in them now.”
For me, enlightenment was to stop seeking ways to improve myself. It was to recognize that my old way of being was not working. I needed to see myself differently, and not try to come up with a new improved identity. For most of my life (after the age of 6 or 7), everything I did was to avoid pain and please other people. I was caught up in striving, achieving, seeking – I was very goal oriented – and I rarely let myself just “be.” I did not love myself, so I came up with tactics to try to get other people to love me. My life was driven almost entirely by fear. I was never good enough in my own mind, and one day, I realized: this is just frigging crazy! Am I going to keep living my life this way? That’s enlightenment: the moment you snap to your senses and realize you’ve been sleeping. You’ve been working a job you hate or you’ve been staying in a relationship you know isn’t working or you haven’t been expressing what is true for you. You’ve been sludging along, going nowhere, and suddenly you realize it. That’s enlightenment to me: a Whoa! Moment. On that day, you start making new choices, not because you’re trying to get anywhere but because you want to live life authentically, in a way that brings you joy. Enlightenment showed me that it was time to start loving myself and loving my life because no one else was going to do it for me.
I think a lot of the difficulty people have with awakening is because of all the misconceptions of what they think it is, what it’s supposed to look like. There is an idea that once you wake up, your life will be one big bliss party with no problems and everyone’s happy, and that’s the biggest lie that will keep you seeking the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. As everyone finds out, it’s not there. It’s an illusion.
I realized: This is it. This is my life. This is what it looks like. This is it. That was a turn-around day for me – to see that wherever I am, wherever my feet are is where the pot of gold is. Not “out there” and not “later” but right here in this spot.
I realize it is just plain not worth it to carry judgments, guilt and grievances around anymore. It happened to me when I was running a Bed & Breakfast in Wisconsin and mowing the lawn on a huge John Greene tractor, trying to cut the grass but mostly to get rid of the yellow dandelions. It took me a couple of hours, but I did it. I was proud of myself and very surprised to look out the window a few hours later to see the entire lawn covered in, you guessed it, dandelions!!!!
I went outside to get a closer look and that’s when I discovered that a dandelion is not a flower, it’s a root, a strong big root with many little buds. So when you chop off one of the yellow flowers, there are five more buds just waiting to sprout. The only way to get rid of a dandelion once and for all is to dig out the root. I wasn’t able to do the entire lawn, but I did do the area right in front of the house near front walkway and gardens. It took several days, but I did it – and I realized this is a great analogy for digging conflict out of our lives. It takes time and effort, but it’s definitely do-able.
Conflict is the gigantic root of all our problems. This is the reason when you “fix” one problem, there are five more problems by afternoon or the next day. You didn’t get the root out. It was evident to me that I still loved defending myself, still liked being the occasional victim, still enjoyed that I didn’t have to take full responsibility for my life, and that I got to wait and procrastinate instead of fully living life on purpose for God.
After I saw this, I made a decision: “I am done with conflict. I am going to be happy, no matter what” and within a very short time, my whole life fell apart. My marriage fell apart. My car died. My hearing aids broke. My computer broke, and both my cats – Sam and Enzo – went missing, never to return. At the time, I felt: OH MY GOD. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? I cried for months in frustration. I mistakenly thought this journey was supposed to be smooth sailing once you dedicated your life to God, and boy was I wrong.
And then one day, in spring 2010, it struck me that I could, despite it all, be happy. I could “grow up” (stop being such a cry baby) and see all the possibilities for something new to occur. I could stop blaming other people for my lack of motivation. I could start participating and interacting in new ways. I could shine a light in the place I was standing in, instead of striving to find the light. Nothing external changed, but it was instant of recognition that showed me there is no good or bad, no right or wrong. I saw the complete unreality of this world. That everything is simply my observation and perception of it. When I don’t resist, that which I am looking at disappears. Judgment becomes meaningless when you know that you are looking at your own thought projections.
You have the power to choose how you feel moment by moment. You can begin to see how magnificent your life is, how beautiful, and simple and ordinary and lovely and how much there is to be grateful for.
You don’t need to struggle. You don’t have to listen to the doubting voice inside you anymore. There is an encouraging voice you will recognize if you are still and listen. Let that inner voice be your guide.
Gorgeous for God can provide the motivation, inspiration and support to help you recognize the light that you are and awaken from the dream, if that’s what you want.
It’s always good to find a teacher who can be a temporary guide until you recognize your real Teacher, the one that lives inside of you. No one knows you better than you. No one can do the work for you. No one can walk the path for you. YOU HAVE TO WANT IT, and allow your footsteps to take you where you are meant to go.
Nothing can stop you, except your own self-imposed imagined fear.
You have everything you need to find what you are looking for, but it cannot be seen while there is a veil of fear covering your eyes. The veil has to be lifted and that’s what this book is about – simple practical tools to see things differently.
Reva Dann Duran Haskin
Lisa Natoli I almost can’t remember the person I was before this program. I know the way “she” would have reacted to situations that arose in her life would have caused more drama and angst. However, “she” is no longer here. I AM… I am calmer, I feel more at peace and I realize now that even those people that are trying to hurt me are a part of me, ‘us’ and I love them and bless them. Thank you for this opportunity, for reminding me who I am and that “we” are all one. <3 Can’t wait to see where my path leads me as I listen to and follow God. Bless you.
I highly recommend meeting Lisa LIVE in person if you can, she carries angels and the Christ within which is so powerful. Lisa’s guidance opened a flood of old hidden emotions to be healed in me and I truly feel so blessed to have met you Lisa ? Lisa is the best
Hello everyone! It’s a joy taking this journey with all of you! This is truly an amazing experience for me. Thank you Lisa. I have been aimlessly lost in a desert storm for about four years. This moment in the desert now with this mind training is clearing the sand clouds and so much truth is being revealed. I had to get myself to this point to start searching for another way and the windy road led me to this amazing 40 days.
From: Irene Mees:
Lisa !!! You truly are a gifted teacher. Your big beautiful smile & joy are a blessing to me and to so many others. Thank you . This is SO MUCH FUN ! You are so beautiful and you TOTALLY shine! THANK YOU deeply. For showing up every day. For caring so much. For sharing your journey & insights. WOW! This is tremendous. I am on the edge of my seat!
I’m the happiest I have been in 5 years, I feel all grievances falling away and seeing myself as love and light. It’s true people don’t come into ones life by accident. My room mate was also going through a healing process after much pain and suffering. I didn’t get caught up in her story, rather watched myself like a hawk, just practiced spontaneous healing, sending out love and surrendering my mind. Thank you Lisa. Love you.
Dear Lisa, your 40-day program has blessed me with purpose and inner joy. Your lessons cheer me on every morning with divine inspiration. You touch my soul with the clarity of your teachings, which you convey so eloquently through your written words, videos, pictures and inspirational messages. l am like a flower that has fully blossomed through total healing. I am the light of the world extending love. I am doing the program for the third time and continue to be amazed at the miraculous shifts I experience. Thank you for caring, sharing your genuine self, and beaming your love and light to all. I absolutely loved Gorgeous For God in which you so candidly share your own transformation. With Love and gratitude xo
I want to show you my gratitude for your encouraging and inspiring art of guiding us with your 40 day program. It helps me a lot to stay in tune to my true Self, to choose for Love and inner strengths. It helps me to get clear when I am confused and trapped in old limiting patterns. I love it that you help us recognize and trust our inner true teacher and how to easy switch from the ego to the truth inside. So that finally we can trust our inner teacher and not get dependent on somebody else. Thank you, I feel more confidence!! May many people be inspired by you. All the people that I recommended to follow your program are happy with it. ( Ha-ha, for me it is also the first time, but I trusted it!! We feel blessed.
Dear Lisa, thank you so much for the 40 Day Program. Your program was exactly what I needed. I went through a miraculous transformation in 2005 and I knew the Truth right then and there. It was amazing. But somehow over the years, life, people, and ego managed to talk me out of what I knew to be True. Your program has helped me find my way back to the Truth. I am so grateful. Thank you. xo
I read A Course in Miracles for the first time in 2007, and it seems I have been reading this book ever since. It is changing my life in the most miraculous way, and I am happy to say, I no longer look at the world the same way. Lisa Natoli and the 40 Day Program has been invaluable to me in helping me to see the message of ACIM come alive in my own personal experience. Her teaching is clear, genuine, loving, funny, and her joyous spirit reaches out to me to show me my joyous spirit in each of her videos. She has been a wonderful reminder for me to remember who I am and how to correctly look at the world I see. Lisa is the Light that is showing me I too am the Light, and I am eternally grateful to have found her.
Lisa I’ve been studying A Course in Miracles now for about 8 years. I’m so happy to have found your 40-day program. You make it all seem so easy. I look forward every morning to watching your video and following your practices. You are an awesome Teacher of God and I pray that Hay House realizes this. About a week ago I hurt my back shoveling snow. When my mind goes to the pain I quickly remind myself I am not a body and the pain disappears. I am using the healing prayer and all is well. Thank you for all you do. Sending love and blessings.
Dear Lisa, your 40-day program is deeply touching me and making me stronger, more lovable to myself and others, it is very confronting but I get a big support from your video’s every day. My self-confidence and confidence in God grows every day with your program. I am so grateful and happy that you help me in my life. I love you x
HI Lisa… I just want to let you know how absolutely extraordinary I am finding this 40 Day Program. I have been A Course In Miracles student off and on for over twenty years and have to admit, have found much of it ‘heavy going’…. hence the off and on nature of my studies!! What I am finding profound about this program and I am sure, all the other work you do which I am now becoming aware of, is how simple and clear you make it all. The work is not complicated but the ego wishes to make it so, but you bring us constantly back to Truth…gently, firmly, and lovingly…re-affirming
constantly the purity of the teachings with practical actions we can bring into our daily lives. I am really being the transformation…thank you so much, from the bottom of my heart.
Dear Lisa, Knowing and not knowing A Course in Miracles for quite some years, I have to say that I felt unable to live it. I was crying out for help, and the most beautiful message was posted on Facebook: The 40-Days Program from Lisa Natoli starts on January 1st, 2016. I checked out what kind of a Program it was and I felt so grateful for having noticed this, this was what I needed to feel more dedicated.
The way you explain, talk about your experiences and give explanation by pictures make me “feel” the lessons, the Course becomes vivid to me, as it was never before. I become more and more aware of where my mind is and that I now have so many tools to let my fears go and choose Love. I feel much more quiet and free inside. Your trust makes me feel safe and your guided Love really is to me a call for going home.
I have no words to express my gratitude, dear Lisa, for following your guidance to the call for this 40-Days Program. May everyone see and receive the Miracles in this.
I love you
This journey, the 40 days program, is really a journey, from not knowing to knowing, from not seeing to acknowledging, who I really Am. Not an easy journey for me, but it gives me so much, I love it! The first thing I do when I awake is listening to the next lesson.
Lisa you are a great teacher, with humor, integrity, and you have such a clear way of explaining. I am grateful for you offering this course. I thank you and I love you
Kathy Hyland Flett:
Thank you so much for this amazing 40 day program. I found you “by accident” right at the start of the last 40 day program in the summer. I had received some very bad news in work and I had nowhere to turn. I had dabbled in Course in Miracle of and on for the past 15 years. I never quite got it. I never finished the lessons. That day when I went home, I typed in “Course in Miracles” on the Internet. Your name came up and your 40-day boot camp was starting the next day. It was truly “heaven sent” for me. I did the retreat @ Ferry Beach and I felt a peace I had not felt in years. Kathy Winslow and I bought your book, “Gorgeous for God” to share. She read it on the retreat and I took it home. I love how clear you make the teachings of a Course in Miracles. I loved today when I read a few pages and the theme was “Forget your brothers past today.” I am treating the book as a special treat and I read a few pages at a time. It is like a wonderful meal, or a beautiful piece of music. I am savoring it. I do that with books that I don’t want to end. It is a classic, as are you and your husband Bill. I am finding this year’s 40 days even more special and thought out than last. You are a wonderful teacher. You truly are the light of the world.
Martha Aida De Ochoa:
I am a student and facilitator of a course of miracles from 10 years ago,
On the way I’ve met some wonderful teachers, and if someone has inspired me is this Program from 40 days of Lisa. I even took the wonderful task of translating it into Spanish for that to reach more people and could benefit from the simplicity and practicality of the same. Lisa has the ability to bring these lessons to the plane of everyday life and succeeded in landing concepts that might be so complex viewed from another place, which is very easy to put them into practice.Thank you Lisa, on behalf of the Spanish-speaking community we bless you and we thank you!!!
Lisa, just getting in touch to tell you how miraculous your 40-day course is. What an exciting and life-changing 40 days we are now in the midst of, with ups and downs, but real, deep, lasting healing, ‘getting’ the life-changing thought system of A Course in Miracles as never before. Each day, I can’t wait to listen to your voice and learn how new miracles will unfold in my life on that day! You MUST get this important, life-changing work out to more people. It will change the world!
Jackie Sue Holt:
I am half way through the 40-day program. Wow what a beautiful journey this is. So many great things to say to you, Lisa, about the way you are presenting these lovely messages, the thoughtful way you have put this program together and the personal attention you give everyone. You are a true expression of Love. I don’t recognize myself right now. I am peaceful, playful, full of joy, finding my voice and trusting my inner guidance. Jackie, the victim that was either scared of everyone or ready to attack them, is fading before my very eyes. Thank you so much. I Love you Lisa.
Lisa, About 6 years ago, a friend of mine told me a little about A Course In Miracles and suggested I read your book Gorgeous for God as a starting place. Reading ACIM, listening to your podcasts and radio show (The Max & Lisa Show), reading your emails, doing the Workbook Lessons in ACIM, and taking your 40-Day online transformation programs have changed me spiritually more than anything else I have ever tried. It was your teaching and sharing of your experiences that played a HUGE role in my spiritual path. I believe one day you will be on Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday and millions will have the opportunity to experience the same transformation I and many others have experienced. The change I experienced after the first 40-Day Program was so powerful, I wasn’t sure it came about from that. I told a co-worker about it and she participated in the next 40-Day Program. She had the same experience and that was proof enough for me. For anyone who needs a God with skin, you are it. I love you, Lisa.
Lisa, I thank you from my soul for the 40-day program, it introduced me to A Course In Miracles and absolutely changed my life and my thinking in a way nothing could! I have done it 4 times now, and also the 6 month program, and friends who saw the amazing change in me and my thinking, also signed on for the 40 days when it came back around, and they’re friends saw remarkable changes in them and they signed on, so Jesus is definitely getting his light workers, teachers of God carrying the message to others, and that is because of your generous, selfless work you do to carry the messages to others, you are truly an amazing representative of God and I thank you from my soul! Your sister in the Christ mind, Laura.
Thank you for the 40-day program. I have been working through A Course in Miracles (ACIM) for about 6 months now. I feel it has changed my life and lead me to a peace that I have never known. I wanted to understand it better and your program has helped me to experience ACIM in a deeper way. I have gained a better understanding of the material and I feel so much happier. You are truly a gift. I hope you find more ways to get your message out to others who are also searching for peach and joy in their lives. God bless you.
Hi Lisa, your 40-day Course of Miracles program has changed my life. I have taken it a few different times along with your Living in Purpose. It has had such a profound effect on me. So many people have noticed this change more than anything else including my therapist who I have been seeing for a few years. I love this program and have told others about it who also are taking this course too. It has really opened me up to so much, especially the way I perceive everything now. Thank you for your love and dedication to doing these courses.
Holly Morency Gleason:
Lisa Natoli is an inspirational and loving leader and teacher. I have taken her 40-Day Program in A Course in Miracles and I have attended her weekly study group on A Course in Miracles. I cannot express clearly enough how Lisa’s love and knowledge has set me free from so many obstacles. I come from a dysfunctional family unit and I had created a lot of safety techniques to help me feel safe. With Lisa’s guidance, I am free of the internal tapes that limited me so much. I used to think they were helping me and it took Lisa’s lessons and love to help me see that they were limiting me. Thank you Lisa for all you give and for all the love you share. Blessings to you always. Holly Gleason
Susan Nelson Stover:
Lisa~ There are not enough words to tell or explain how much you mean to me. From the very first Skype chat years ago to now with another 40-day program. I have studied A Course in Miracles since 1992 when my Social Services office was attacked by a person with a gym bag full of ammunition and a 9mm gun. He killed four of my coworkers. I missed being shot by him by listening to the small voice I heard that told me to go back to my office. The man walked right into me as if I were invisible. The Holy Spirit saved me that day; and you began to teach me how to understand, listen, and always to pause and hear that small voice.
Throughout these years, from the book ” Gorgeous for God”, the 365 lessons, and numerous 40-day programs you have encouraged and taught me so much. Your simple explanations of the text have helped me understand and grow with each video or MP3 file. I love you sister, as much as any blood sister could or would. You are an inspiration. Thank you just isn’t enough.
This 40-Day course has been life changing Lisa, you are truly are an inspiration. You have opened my eyes in such a beautiful way, for years I have been searching, but you have got through to me! This course is truly life changing, everyone should do it.
The 40 day program sought me out in a way that felt nothing other than miraculous. It’s enabled me to find my way out of the maze. Lisa’s dedication to living in the light is positively contagious. I’ve just purchased ‘ Gorgeous for God’ now. Thank you!!!!
Your 40 day course has lead me to a place of greater peace than I thought possible. “Watching like a hawk” has proven to be the key I needed to unlock the meanings in prior ACIM studies and the recently completed year with James Twyman’s musical version. Thank you so much for sharing the light Lisa
My life is changing before my eyes as I participate in her 40 day program, a true gift to myself and so many others. Shedding illusions and connecting to my essence as pure love and divinity, she is guiding me to my true self. A place I have been too afraid to live. A self where I know I am whole and healed, light and love, worthy and abundant and divinity manifested. Even though we have never met she has made herself so available and accessible through her videos and Facebook responses I feel like she is talking right to me. I am truly grateful that my path led me to her and my light continues to strengthen every day from her teachings and approach to ACIM. In gratitude and love, Ora Goldin
Lisa I am in complete amazement. I have taken this program three times before. I always loved it and derived so much joy from it (along with the bumps of ego recognition) but this time it is as if I never heard it, a completely new course. It has affected me in beautiful ways that I could never have imagined and given me an even deeper understanding of A Course in Miracles, a more spontaneous living it, being it. You are such a blessing and I thank you from my GOD-filled heart. I would say God bless you but that has already taken place.
Thank you for this program, Lisa Natoli! So much stuff is coming up and is releasing very quickly. I made a list of all the shifts in consciousness and they are numerous! The ego wants us to keep focusing on what has not yet changed, so this list really helped. Some of the seemingly hardest stuff came up yesterday and today around my family’s disapproval. Instead of melting down, as the old self would have, I loved myself through it and released wanting approval.
I love this program and it has given me so much peace even if life has dealt me some blows lately. By thinking about the things I learn here I have been able to bounce back to peace much faster than before and I know that I will be able to stay in peace from now on.
A sweet return into freedom is what this program has done for me. It truly is revolutionary. I did not know how much I was suffering until the shift occurred. It all seems very simple to me now. I LOVE that I get to choose to “lay down the sword” and that usually is followed by internal laughter at the silliness of the stories I’m battling with in my head. I had a vision during my few minutes with God before getting out of bed in the morning two days ago. It was a silhouette of Jesus (but a knowing that it was me too because we are one) and he was raising his hands letting go over and over again in front of a movie screen (illusions). This may not make a lot of sense, but I received it in total clarity. I feel such a sense of relief AND release. It’s so amazingly awesome to return home to love. I truly love you all!! I can 100% honestly say today with NO reservations:
I LOVE MY LIFE!
From: Julie Scheiber
Today my heart is so full of gratitude for you and all that you bring to these daily ACIM workbook lessons. They can seem so short and dry (especially the 200/300s). Somehow your own flavor brought them alive and gave them depth. I know it’s really all there in those lines, but, for me, I needed and appreciated your interpretation. Sooooo very helpful. Your passion and glee and love of this message is palpable. It becomes life itself. The transmission of Love and Truth. I’m so thankful that the script brought you along with it. You’re the Companion that comes with every blue book. It’s like I got the bonus package deal. The gold edition. I want to say than you for choosing to be in your function but in this moment it truly feels like it was not Possible, Ever, for you to have been anywhere else but in this function as Light of the World. I look forward to 2016 with You in it. I just signed up for the 40 days just so I could hear someone out there talk passionately about the Truth. Good news for a change. Bless you Beloved for sharing the Joy. I love you. jewels xx Happy New Year. May it bring all the love we deserve.
Dear Lisa, God bless you! I was home alone this afternoon and started to have a MAJOR panic attack – I was afraid of fainting and laid down on the couch. Because of what I’ve already learned I asked God what to do and He reminded I am pure love, I have everything and I am eternally safe. I immediately relaxed, got up, made myself dinner and finished putting away the Christmas decorations. We haven’t even started and I’ve already received a miracle. Peace, Love and Joy, Machelle
From: Karis Townsend: Cannot thank you enough for the gift that you are giving my husband and I each day right now. We love how beautifully, simply, invitingly, and most of all lovingly you put things for us. Blessings Abound… Our Love, Karis and Greg Townsend Richmond, VA.
Dearest Lisa, I really have no words to describe how miraculous this 40-day program is already. Its only Day 3 !!! But time is the problem so I won’t hark on. I AM in the Holy Instant. Sat still in the circle of stillness is like I gave the mind 100% permission to slow it all down and STOP. Just stop. Just like you said. And everything is seen. It’s in super sharp focus mode. Today I uncovered what I would call the Separation Anxiety and I literally threw up it was so strong. But I just followed your guidance and 1 hour later I am sat in the bathtub in Love and Joy and Gratitude. So Thankful for You and this Program.
Lisa You are such a gift to me and the world. It’s like waking up on Christmas morning every day now as I go to bed in anticipation of receiving your messages (gifts) when I awaken. Thanks Santa With love Deb Fortuna
From: Helga Dunn
Hi, I know you are receiving lots of emails from many people. I’m doing your 40 day course and I wanted to tell you I’m so grateful and humbled and excited at the same time that I’m actually find this course! It was meant to be for me! You are so wonderful, mornings I’m very excited to open my email and do your lessons, my mornings start with meditation since a long time but the lessons from you pushed me in a way that I feel much more confident on my journey. I was always interested in a course in miracles but could not connect, you made it happen! I’m so grateful for you, I learned a lot even this short period of time. Thank you again! Helga