Are You Holy Spirit’s Assistant?
Reflecting on a spiritual counseling session I had done with a client earlier in the day, I felt that somehow I had missed the boat in my advice to her. This client has been feeling extremely overwhelmed with the duties of being a caretaker for her very ill partner as…
The Ten Top Lessons I Learned from Writing a Book
I have been thinking for days about how to write an article about my new book, Finding Your Self in the Mirror: Awakening Through Mirror Affirmations for the 365 Lessons of A Course In Miracles. What I was guided to do was to try to describe each phase of the...
What Is Joy?
What is joy? A great question a friend of mine asked at a meeting where we were discussing A Course in Miracles. There were three of us at the table. I gave my definition which was that joy is being in peaceful happiness. The third woman gave her definition which...
Thoughts on the Past Year
I was sitting in meditation thinking about the year that had just been completed. I was judging myself for not accomplishing all that my ego told me I should have accomplished. And, in my meditative state the following thoughts came to me. Because we are of one mind, I thought...
I Will Step Back and Let Him Lead the Way
Many of us felt a great deal of emotion upon hearing the results of the presidential election. I am sure that for some it was a time of joy and celebration, but, for others, it was a time of shock and fear. For me, the results of the election brought...
Sick Leave from God
I am involved with a group in St. Louis, Missouri that is practicing the "Choose Again" method developed by Diederik Wolsak. This is a process for looking at ones upsets and core beliefs. It is based on the principles of Attitudinal Healing and A Course in Miracles. There are six...
My Thanksgiving Crash
I am ashamed to say that my day after Thanksgiving crash is as predictable as Thanksgiving. It has been a personal "tradition" for as long as I remember. Every year, I vow that this will be the year it won't happen. This year, like so many years past, I think...
My Life's Purpose
A few days ago, my husband and I went to a local Waffle House restaurant. We discovered this little gem by accident and probably only went in because our daughter said how much her family enjoys going to Waffle House. Up until this latest encounter, we thought of it as...
Forgiving is a word that many of our egos grab hold of and analyze. First, our ego questions whether forgiveness for the act we judged as "wrong" is even deserved. If our egoic self does allow it to be "granted", it then (perhaps subconsciously) interprets it as something we are...
You Are Not Bad, You Are Wounded
"Recently, I listened to a lecture by Marianne Williamson. During the lecture, Marianne said: "To forgive someone means to see that they are not bad, they are wounded." When she spoke these words, they flew out and stuck to me in the same way that arrows with suction cups stick...
At the Feet of Source
At the feet of Source, no cravings At the feet of Source, no thoughts
The other day, I turned my computer on and got a blank screen. My husband was gone and not being at all technical, I was at a loss as to what to do. I tried pushing the start button again and a message appeared on the screen asking if I...
About Rev. Barbara Goodman Siegel
Rev. Barbara Goodman Siegel