Rising Above Temptations

May 10, 2022

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A Course in Miracles tells us that all temptation is related to the body.

All temptation is for the sole purpose of keeping us identified with our body.  In other words, when we feel a temptation to do something we know in our heart isn’t loving or helpful, the temptation itself is a choice to play small, and to sabotage ourselves.

All self-sabotage is for the purpose of slowing down our spiritual growth.

This weekend i’m leading my Stop Playing Small Retreat, and it’s amazing to be with brave souls who are willing to do some very deep healing in order to set themselves free.  It’s a joy to be with them!

Usually when we think of temptation we think of “committing sins” such as lust, gluttony, and greed.  However, we all know that for many people lust, gluttony and greed are no temptation.  They simply are completely uninterested in them and so there’s no temptation whatsoever.  

While some folksstruggle with addiction and struggle intensely, the greatest temptation or addiction that I know of for most people is the temptation to judge.  

The temptation to judge is the temptation to form an opinion which generates and reinforces the sense of separation.  The person who is focused in oneness has no need for opinions and judgments because the truth is much more preferable.  

When we judge there is then the further temptation to become irritated, frustrated, angry, sad, or some other emotional expression that brings us down.  

What about the temptation to judge in the form of complaining and criticizing?  

How many of us think of these emotional outbursts as temptations that keep us identified with the body?  Seeing ourselves as a body is the ultimate in playing small!  

Now is the time for us to open our mind to how profound a shift and change we can make if we’re willing.  Now is the time for us to stop playing small and to expand into an awareness of how many loving choices we can begin to make if we’re willing.

Let’s amp up the willingness and be mindful of the temptations that seem to be hidden.

Today’s the day!  Let’s do this!

My Stop Playing Small Online Retreat starts Friday, May 13. If you’d like support for making a shift from playing small in your heart, living in lack and limitation, getting in your own way, to living from Love and feeling more free and focused, check out my Stop Playing Small retreat – it’s online – you’ve never had so much FUN clearing out the mental and emotional clutter!   Fear won’t stop us! Click here for more details.

My Stop Playing Small ONLINE Retreat is for folks who are frustrated with feeling stuck and fearful.  It’s not about playing big, it’s about no longer making excuses, hiding and playing small.  It’s designed for those who’d like to bring on a breakthrough so they can move forward with confidence toward their heart’s desire in any area of their life.  Click here for details.  If you aren’t sure if it’s right for you right now, book an Exploratory Call with one of the spiritual counselors.  The call is free and you’ll find benefit in addition to getting all your questions answered.  

TAKE ACTION!  If you’re interested in either the Stop Playing Small Retreat or Finding Freedom From Fear Spiritual Bootcamp, but you aren’t sure if it’s right for you right now, book an Exploratory Call with one of the spiritual counselors.  The call is free and you’ll find benefit in addition to getting all your questions answered.  Click here now to book an Exploratory Call with a Spiritual Counselor.


ACIM, daily prayer, Inspiration, Jennifer Hadley, Living A Course in Miracles, love, miracles, Peace, prayer, Spirituality

  • “Stop Being Stuck” (2015) was one of the most life-changing events I’ve ever experienced. Addictions kept me in a “squirrel cage” of chasing after what I thought wrapped me in a blanket of protection. I realized it wasn’t a safety net, it was a prison. “Stop Paying Small” delivers this same message. I could rise above the “battleground”. I can release all the programmed illusions about what I am and why I am here.

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