I’m a teacher of A Course in Miracles, a minister, and a healer. I’m the creator of the 40-Day Program for Transformation and co-founder of the Teachers of God Foundation.
My life was completely transformed by A Course in Miracles and it is my joy to teach and share the simple steps I took that others may experience freedom from fear and the peace of God, which is your natural inheritance. You are meant to be happy.
I teach people how to heal themselves with love and through training their mind to recognize their thoughts, habits, beliefs and emotions and to choose different thoughts, habits and emotions. It’s so simple. Change your mind and the world you think you see changes because the world is nothing more than a mirror reflection of your thoughts and beliefs.
I am the creator of the free 40-Day Program for Transformation, which is a really great place to get started.
On this page is my story, and information that can change your life.
“Healing is the one ability that can be developed and must be developed if you are to be healed.”
-A Course in Miracles
My definition of healing is the process of returning to the awareness of your own wholeness, innocence and holiness. The word “healing” and “health” literally means “to make whole.”
Healing is simple: to be restored to wholeness.
Since you are already whole, all healing is really a return to THE AWARENESS of your wholeness.
Once you remember your wholeness & holiness and “accept the truth of what you are and let your mind be wholly healed today” – the power of God is restored to you – and “the body’s health is fully guaranteed.” (A Course in Miracles, Workbook Lesson 136)
All sickness comes from the belief in separation, an experience of living disconnected from your Self, from others and from God. If you are experiencing symptoms, you have been living off-center from the light and love that you are, with the belief that you are separate and alone. To “be healed” is to know that you are whole and perfect; that you are not alone, and you are not separate from anyone or anything.
The YOU that is you can never be sick and can never die. You are love, eternal and changeless, pure light, connected to everyone and everything. This is your true Self.
Your false self is the body, your image, your personality, your idea of yourself as a human. When you believe you are a body, sickness and pain occur.
A healer is anyone who helps others to return to the awareness of their wholeness and holiness.
With this definition, everyone is a healer who chooses to be one.
Once you have accepted your own wholeness, you can help others to return to the awareness of their wholeness and to live consistently from this place.
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I have seen miracles occur in the lives of thousands of people around the world. Miracles can happen to you when you discover the Power and Presence of the light within you and learn how to use it.
I am the Spiritual Director of the Teachers of God Foundation, a non-profit organization I co-founded with my husband Bill Free, to inspire, encourage and support individuals to go through the transformation from fear to love, through applying the principles of A Course in Miracles.
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I am the author of the best-selling book Gorgeous for God.
I love Jesus. I love God. I love writing. I love people.
My whole life I have been curious and passionate about the way the mind works and how change occurs. I LOVE SEEING PEOPLE GETTING RESULTS. I love to challenge people – to give them practices and exercises that can do to change their mind, their habits, their energy, their routines and then to see how dramatically (and quickly) their life changes. I love that.
I experienced healing in every area of my life by DOING what A Course in Miracles instructs.
I first heard about A Course in Miracles through Marianne Williamson’s book “A Return to Love” in 1992 while living in NYC. I got a copy of A Course in Miracles and I tried to read it. It didn’t make any sense to me. I tried to do the workbook lessons (always quitting on Lesson 50). I attended ACIM groups. I talked about it. I wondered what it meant. I did everything with that book except to do what it says. Basically I was just really confused.
On July 4, 2000 in my apartment in Park Slope, Brooklyn, I gave my life to God – even though I had no clue what this meant. I said “God, if you are there, I want to work for you now.”
I was working for a publishing company in NYC in marketing and sales, and even though I loved my work there, I felt like there was MORE.
So I devoted my life to God.
But here is the thing: not really. I didn’t have a reference for God, so I didn’t really know what that meant.
I SAID I was giving my life to God, but I wasn’t really ALL IN back then. It was one little toe in the water
But that one little action in my living room in Park Slope Brooklyn set me on the path …
I never actually trusted God, at least not completely. I SAID I was doing A Course in Miracles, but I wasn’t really. I held onto some grievances, believing that I couldn’t let them all go. I thought 80-90 percent was pretty good. It was only a couple of people in my life that I felt really couldn’t be forgiven. I compared myself with other people who had lots of people they couldn’t forgive and only I had a handful. Also there were a few areas of my life that I felt were best handled by me. I didn’t really think health or money were very spiritual and so I kept those to myself and let God handle the rest.
The result was a feeling of being stuck, weak, full of doubt. I had no money, 10 years worth of credit card debt and no job. I was thinking of becoming a waitress. Then I decided to become certified as a Zumba instructor and gave classes in a local church on a donation basis. I made between $10-$40 a week. I kept thinking: God is going to help me. There is going to be a miracle. I kept buying lottery tickets, and wishing that my life would change.
In spring of 2012, I made a decision to do A Course in Miracles EXACTLY as stated, no exception.
I was going to play it like a game, like a science experiment – using my life as the testing ground. I was going to live as an abundant child of God, who has everything. I stopped buying lottery tickets. In my mind, I was a generous multi-billionaire, who loves God and loves people. I made a decision to pay off my credit card debt – and I called everyone I owed money to and gave them my current address, phone and email. I only had a couple of dollars back then but I knew that didn’t matter. ALL I NEEDED WAS THE MIND-SET AND ATTITUDE OF ABUNDANCE AND JOY. I paid off the credit card debt in 9 months.
I started acknowledging Jesus in a very real way and fohis instruction. I made a decision to be happy. I was going to BE the Love of God on earth, extending peace to all. I was going to see Christ in every face. It was a decision to GO ALL IN.
It was a big YES! to God.
Around this time – I started experiencing symptoms of sickness – which was identified as autoimmune disease. For the next 6 years, I tried every imaginable form of healing. I read every book I could find on healing. I tried every metaphysical treatment. I tried to do all the exercises and practices in A Course in Miracles even more perfectly, in an effort to heal.
The only thing that happened was that the symptoms kept getting worse and worse.
Then after having tried every “solution” I could think of, I said SCREW IT to sickness. I stopped “trying to heal” the body. I made a decision that I was going to be the light of the world, no matter what, even if I kept getting sicker and sicker and then died. I decided I was going to go all the way in this lifetime – ALL IN – and BE the light that I am, accept the truth, love God, love everyone – be totally alive every day, siding with the truth.
I made a decision to focus on my wholeness – 100 percent – and identify with Christ – the light I am.
I felt LIFE stirring inside of me with this decision.
My life changed dramatically as I made this decision to BE the light of God and listen to Jesus, to be guided from within. Mostly I stopped waiting for life to happen. I saw the preciousness in everyone and everything. A lot of things dropped away. I no longer had any interest in conflict and my life-long habit of people-pleasing dropped away. With a feeling of total joy, I started saying “fuck it” a lot. Let’s go! I suddenly didn’t have tolerance for lack of love in others or in myself.
It was a decision to be authentic, a decision to love.
I started being more bold. Some people didn’t like it. I didn’t care.
I felt excitement to use my life as an experiment ground to LIVE the ideas in A Course in Miracles. I love the parts that say “health is guaranteed” when we accept the truth, and somewhere deep down, I knew it was true.
I felt the only reason it “hadn’t worked” for me up to that point was because I was still making exceptions. I was still living in fear and doubt. I wasn’t doing what it said. I was still waiting for a miracle. I was still hoping that I could change from external means (diet, supplements, exercise) when I was being told very directly: YOU MUST CHANGE YOUR MIND.
So, that was the beginning. I knew I had to change my mind, correct all the false beliefs.
Then I began to notice some improvement. First as a feeling of strength and confidence and joy. It was just a feeling at first. The body’s eyes were still showing me body symptoms, but I FELT different. I felt better. I felt happy. So I kept identifying with the feeling and siding with the Light and Truth as my identity.
That’s when the symptoms began to disappear. I noticed an increase in energy, vitality and aliveness.
My own healing occurred as I made a decision to side consistently and wholly with the Light within, and work with the light, listen to it, talk with it, let it lead the way and heal the thoughts that needed correction.
So I encourage others who want healing and happiness to do what A Course in Miracles says and make no exceptions.
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“Healing is accomplished the instant the sufferer no longer sees any value in pain.” -A Course in Miracles
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