Gentle Healing Group with Regina Dawn Akers

Gentle Healing Group with Regina Dawn Akers

Regina Dawn Akers guides a group of committed students who would like to make consistent, gentle progress toward genuine peace, joy and love. This group meets weekly and all members are committed to specific assignments and practices between group meetings.

Everyone who is willing to make a commitment to healing/awakening is invited to join this group.

Group Schedule
Tuesday evenings, 8-10pm ET
Facilitated by Regina Dawn Akers

Tips from Regina – Lesson 71, Only God’s plan for salvation will work

Today, I burst out laughing when I read, ”The role assigned to your own mind in this plan, then, is simply to determine what, other than itself, must change if you are to be saved.” What a silly idea! This is saying that we believe suffering is salvation. To discover this for yourself, notice how… Continue Reading

Tips from Regina – Tip for Lesson 70, My salvation comes from me

In Jesus’ day, people thought ‘salvation’ was being freed from Roman occupancy and returning the government to a righteous Jewish king (messiah) that would be selected by God. This religious governmental structure was called “the kingdom of God.” “Now when [Jesus] was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, He answered… Continue Reading

Tips from Regina – Lesson 69, My grievances hide the light of the world from me

Many people undertake spiritual practice with this personal point-of-view in tact: I am not worthy of God/awakening. I have to struggle against God/reality to try to awaken. (Of course, in the end it is never going to happen anyway, because I am not worthy of it.) It’s important to notice that Lesson 69 says the… Continue Reading

Tips From Regina – Two specific parts of ‘What the Bleep’ are with me today as I contemplate Lesson 68, Love holds no grievances:

1 – Our brain processes over 4 billion bits of data per second, but we only aware of about 2000 bits of data per second. We select the data that is most related to our individual body, and pay attention only to that. 2 – At the quantum level, one thing can appear in many… Continue Reading

Tips From Regina – Tip for Lesson 67, Love created me like Itself

This tip is for those who are new to meditation. As you know, we are now practicing awareness-watching-awareness for at least 10-15 minutes per day. Today’s workbook lesson gives good instructions for moving into the awareness-watching-awareness practice. It says: “You may find it necessary to repeat the idea for today from time to time to… Continue Reading

Tips From Regina – Lesson 66, My happiness and my function are one

Commentary on Happiness: Happiness is our natural state, quite literally. This is difficult for many people to believe since the ego is constantly chattering that we need one thing or another in order to be happy. However, the only thing that blocks our natural state is belief in the ego’s ideas. Therefore forgiveness, which is… Continue Reading

Audio & Homework – 3-21-17 – Gentle Healing Group with Regina Dawn Akers

Listen to this recording Regina Dawn Akers guides a group of committed students who would like to make consistent, gentle progress toward genuine peace, joy and love. This group meets weekly and all members are committed to specific assignments and practices between group meetings. Everyone who is willing to make a commitment to healing/awakening is invited… Continue Reading

Tips from Regina – Lesson 65, My only function is the one God gave me

We are going to spend two days with lesson 65, because lesson 65 represents two important objectives: 1 – Realizing total commitment to awakening by realizing truth is the only thing we really want. 2 – Seeing that mind’s thinking is filled with other goals & desires, which distract from our commitment to awakening. As… Continue Reading

Tips From Regina – Tip for Lesson 64, Let me not forget my function:

It may be helpful to pick a few lines from today’s lesson that really jumps out at you, and write a few related thoughts about each of those sentences. I did that this morning after practicing the longer morning meditation. Here is my journaling: “The purpose of the world you see is to obscure your… Continue Reading

Tips From Regina – Tip for Lesson 63:

The purpose of today’s workbook lesson is to motivate us to practice forgiveness. When you allow related thoughts to come to you today, allow the thoughts that motivate you. Maybe your motivation is a little different than ‘salvation of the world.’ That’s ok. Whatever it is, let it come. For my morning contemplation, I put… Continue Reading

Tips From Regina – Tip for Lesson 62, Forgiveness is my function as the light of the world

What is forgiveness? It is letting go of the untrue and placing attention with the true instead. When you read A Course in Miracles, it is helpful to know that the thoughts its scribe suffered from were attack thoughts. Her mind fiercely attacked nearly every person she ever met. There were a few people who… Continue Reading

Tips From Regina – Tips for Workbook Lesson 61, I am the light of the world

Here are some things to contemplate as you contemplate today’s workbook lesson: In our reading from ‘I Am That’ at the last Gentle Healing Group, Nisargadatta pointed to your reality as that which “imparts reality to all it touches.” I said that your reality, awareness/attention, is the light of the world, and I asked you… Continue Reading

Tips From Regina – Regina’s personal comments on Lesson 60: (Review lessons 46-50)

Review 46. God is the Love in which I forgive. I am ready for advanced forgiveness now. Advanced forgiveness is letting go of all ego thought, even that which appears benign and necessary, like thinking through a problem that needs to be solved. Letting go of ego can feel like letting go of ‘me.’ However,… Continue Reading

Gentle Healing Group with Regina Dawn Akers – 3-14 -17

Listen to this recording Regina Dawn Akers guides a group of committed students who would like to make consistent, gentle progress toward genuine peace, joy and love. This group meets weekly and all members are committed to specific assignments and practices between group meetings. Everyone who is willing to make a commitment to healing/awakening is invited… Continue Reading

Homework for Week 10 – March 15-21

Homework Assignment A: Workbook lessons 60-65. Spend 2 days with lesson 65. Homework Assignment B: Listen to Regina’s teachings of The Code, Part 1, Part 2 & Bonus: The Code Taught Again in 2014. Read and contemplate The Code written message on your own. The Code can be found at reginadawnakers.com, Classics, One Dozen Classic… Continue Reading

Gentle Healing Music 2

The songs in this playlist are: Remember – Omkara The Train Song – Kirtana What Do You Want Me To Do – Mike Scott Be Still, My Soul – Mormon Channel Meditation: I Am – Denise Hagen Listen to the recording Continue Reading

Tips From Regina – Regina’s personal comments for Lesson 59: (Review lessons 41-45)

Review 41. God goes with me wherever I go. The ego does too. This is because both are in my mind. One is my true Self. The other is an imposter, a habit. Am I ready to break this entrenched habit? What do I want for myself? Review 42. God is my strength. Vision is… Continue Reading

Tips From Regina – Regina’s personal comments for Lesson 58: (Review lessons 36-40)

Review 36. My holiness envelops everything I see. When I sing songs of devotion, the heart’s eyes look out on the world. The heart’s eyes are God’s eyes. They are one and the same. I can see the universe with God’s eyes because God is my truth. When I look with God’s eyes, I see… Continue Reading

Tips From Regina – Regina’s personal comments for Review 57: (Review lessons 31-35)

Review 31. I am not the victim of the world I see: Resistance may arise as I follow this commitment I have made to remain fully immersed in God, but I am not the victim of resistance. I am not the victim of my habits. I am not the victim of the apparent wishes of… Continue Reading

Tips From Regina – Regina’s personal comments for Review Lesson 56: (Review lessons 26-30)

Review 26. My attack thoughts are attacking my invulnerability: What business does one who wants to be immersed in God have thinking about the world? Find the way of living that does not require thinking. It is a path that is right here at your feet now, but all that you think must be let… Continue Reading

Tips From Regina – Regina’s personal comments for review lesson 55: (Review lessons 21-25)

Review 21. I am determined to see things differently: I do not know how enlightenment sees. It seems to me that if I decide on a belief about what enlightenment sees, I may restrict myself to my belief. I do not want to be restricted by my imagination of truth. I want the genuine experience… Continue Reading

Gentle Healing Music – 1

Songs in this playlist are: I Surrender – Hillsong Live Nothing Less Than Everything – Steven Walters When I Pray – Daniel Nahmod You Speak – Audrey Assad Beautiful Piano Music – Time To Let Go Listen to the playlist Continue Reading

Tips From Regina – Regina’s personal comments for Review Lesson 54: (Review lessons 16-20)

Review 16. I have no neutral thoughts. It is time for maturity. Maturity begins by realizing who I am, what is true and what is false. This is wisdom. Maturity lives from wisdom. What I am is living-intelligent-open-awareness. What is true is what I am, life-intelligence-love-presence. What is false is form. Form is the manifestation… Continue Reading

Tips From Regina – Regina’s personal comments for Review Lesson 53, Review 11-15

  Review 11. My meaningless thoughts are showing me a meaningless world. When I see with the mind, I am lost in an individualistic illusion that has no meaning at all. When I see with the heart, I am in communication with my true Self. When I am in communication with my true Self, I… Continue Reading

Gentle Healing Group with Regina Dawn Akers – 3-7-17

Listen to this recording Regina Dawn Akers guides a group of committed students who would like to make consistent, gentle progress toward genuine peace, joy and love. This group meets weekly and all members are committed to specific assignments and practices between group meetings. Everyone who is willing to make a commitment to healing/awakening is invited… Continue Reading

Homework – Week 9 – Mar. 8-14

Homework Assignment A: Workbook lessons 53-59. Homework Assignment B: Read NTI Romans, Chapter 9 – 16 (pgs. 273-285)Homework Assignment C: Listen to Gentle Healing Music 1 at least 2 and up to 4 times this week. When you listen, listen to the entire playlist without being engaged in any other activity. Sit and listen; listen… Continue Reading

Tips From Regina – The Story of the Box (Inspired by Lessons 51 & 52)

When I see the world through my individual point of view, I see an individual world. No one else sees a world exactly like the world I see. It is as if each of us is walking around with a box on our head. Our unique worlds are drawn on the inside of our boxes,… Continue Reading

Tips From Regina – Review Lessons 51-60:

The instructions for Review 1 are fairly flexible. For example, you are told that “if any one of the five ideas appeals to you more than the others, concentrate on that one.” The flexibility in the instructions allows you to develop a personal relationship with the review lessons. When Helen scribed the review lessons, she… Continue Reading

Tips From Regina – Lesson 50, I am sustained by the Love of God

One error that creeps into the minds of many spiritual students is “magical thinking.” Magical thinking is believing that spiritual practice protects us and makes us happy by correcting the things in the world that we think need correcting. This error is fairly common and is fiercely protected by the ego, so it isn’t always… Continue Reading

Tips From Regina – Lesson 49, God’s Voice Speaks to me all through the day

Part 1 of 2 God’s Voice is silent. It communicates with no words at all. We ‘hear’ God’s Voice more as an intuitive feeling. An example of God’s Voice is the feeling ‘all is well.’ When we feel ‘all is well’ under all circumstances, we are listening to God’s Voice consistently. God’s Voice prompts us… Continue Reading

Tips from Regina – Lesson 48, There is nothing to fear

Today’s workbook lesson does not have a period of meditation. At our last Gentle Healing group meeting, I asked you to practice 5 minutes of awareness-watching-awareness meditation each morning even if the workbook lesson does not include meditation. This is a reminder of that request and, hopefully, a little bit of inspiration regarding the request.… Continue Reading

Tips from Regina – Commentary on Workbook Lesson 47, God is the strength in which I trust:

We are spending two days with Lesson 47, because it represents an important shift. It represents a shift from trusting in ‘me’ to trusting in a mystery that the mind cannot begin to fathom. Last week I wrote about some of the aspects of reality: life, awareness, intelligence, and love (unconditional-allowance). Another important aspect of… Continue Reading

Tips from Regina – Comment on the homework:

Last night I said that because I love you, and because my purpose is to lead you to healing, I don’t want to encourage you to cut corners on the homework. I request that you complete all of the homework each week. Here is some additional clarification: Occasionally I will make suggestions for maximum benefit.… Continue Reading

Gentle Healing Group with Regina Dawn Akers – 2-28-17

Listen to this recording Regina Dawn Akers guides a group of committed students who would like to make consistent, gentle progress toward genuine peace, joy and love. This group meets weekly and all members are committed to specific assignments and practices between group meetings. Everyone who is willing to make a commitment to healing/awakening is invited… Continue Reading

Homework for Week 8 – March 1-7

Homework Assignment A: Workbook lessons 47-52. Practice lesson 47 for 2 days in a row. Homework Assignment B: Read NTI James, pgs 419-426.Homework Assignment C: Watch Awakening Together Satsang with Tess Hughes (from the Gentle Healing playlist.) Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZBD0bzK6Gk&t=6s&list=PLcCb8qlmwtFl_BX3iwEAih3yAGE4jqZLz&index=6 If you would like to review the awareness-watching-awareness meditation instructions, please go to these links: General instructions.… Continue Reading

Tips from Regina – Lesson 46, God is the Love in which I forgive

The human idea of love is typically very different from the love of God. Since our ideas about love can be mistaken, we can also misunderstand a lesson that uses the word ‘love.’ So, let’s take a minute to look at ‘love.’ Love may be best defined as openness. Other words that help us grasp… Continue Reading

Tips from Regina – Workbook Lesson 45, God is the Mind with which I think

In order to have openness to what this lesson points toward, we may need a different understanding of the words “thought” and “think”. In the awareness-watching-awareness practice instructions, Michael Langford defines thought as “the words of your native language in your mind.” Thoughts can also come as pictures, as they did for Temple Grandin and… Continue Reading

Tips from Regina – Day 2 with Lesson 44

Yesterday I wrote that “light” and “awareness” are synonymous in Lesson 44. If you read Lesson 44 with this realization, it speaks clearly. For example, the lesson says “light and life must go together, being but different aspects of creation.” In this sentence, “creation” is a term used to mean the ‘totality of reality’. It… Continue Reading

Tips from Regina – Lesson 44, God is the light in which I see

This is the lesson we will stay with for 3 days in order to practice awareness-watching-awareness meditation. You can see “light” and “awareness” as synonymous, because in this context, they are. I recommend reading the workbook lesson in full at the beginning of each of the 3 days. If you are comfortable with meditating longer… Continue Reading

Tips from Regina – Lesson 43, God is my Source. I cannot see apart from Him.

During this lesson’s practice sessions, we are asked to allow related thoughts to come to us. The lesson says, “Any thought related more or less directly to today’s idea is suitable. The thoughts need not bear any obvious relationship to the idea, but they should not be in opposition to it.” We have seen this… Continue Reading

Gentle Healing Group with Regina Dawn Akers – 2-21-17

Listen to this recording Tips from Regina Regina Dawn Akers guides a group of committed students who would like to make consistent, gentle progress toward genuine peace, joy and love. This group meets weekly and all members are committed to specific assignments and practices between group meetings. Everyone who is willing to make a commitment to… Continue Reading

Helpful Notes from Regina’s Gentle Healing Journal – Week 6

A tip about lesson 38: The workbook lesson, “There is nothing my holiness cannot do,” may give the impression that the mind can pick a problem or form of suffering and then decide to ‘heal’ it miraculously. This is not the best way to understand the lesson. There is too much ‘me’ and what ‘I… Continue Reading

Gentle Healing Group with Regina Dawn Akers – 2-14-17

Listen to this recording Regina Dawn Akers guides a group of committed students who would like to make consistent, gentle progress toward genuine peace, joy and love. This group meets weekly and all members are committed to specific assignments and practices between group meetings. Everyone who is willing to make a commitment to healing/awakening is invited… Continue Reading

Helpful Notes from Regina’s Gentle Healing Journal – Week 5

Tip for Lesson 33 and beyond: Today we are doing the meditation, “There is another way of looking at the world.” As you do the meditation, the ego may utilize a trick. The trick is letting the lesson slide back and be repeated in the background of attention while thoughts sneak forward to reclaim the… Continue Reading

Gentle Healing Group with Regina Dawn Akers – 2-7-17

Listen to this recording Regina Dawn Akers guides a group of committed students who would like to make consistent, gentle progress toward genuine peace, joy and love. This group meets weekly and all members are committed to specific assignments and practices between group meetings. Everyone who is willing to make a commitment to healing/awakening is invited… Continue Reading

Helpful Notes from Regina’s Gentle Healing Journal – Week 4

Workbook Lesson 22, What I see is a form of vengeance “Vengeance” is retaliation for something. It could be called returning like for like. The world as “a form of vengeance” comes from the thinking-seeing loop. For example, if there is an idea in the mind that I am not as good as others, I… Continue Reading

Gentle Healing Group with Regina Dawn Akers – 1-31-17

Listen to this recording Regina Dawn Akers guides a group of committed students who would like to make consistent, gentle progress toward genuine peace, joy and love. This group meets weekly and all members are committed to specific assignments and practices between group meetings. Everyone who is willing to make a commitment to healing/awakening is invited… Continue Reading

Helpful Notes from Regina’s Gentle Healing Journal from Week 3

Workbook Lesson 16, I have no neutral thoughts Here are some definitions to consider while contemplating NTI Ephesians, especially chapters 3 & 4: mind – a conscious substratum or factor in the universe; a complex of elements that feels, perceives, thinks, wills and especially reasons. (Note: A “complex” is a whole made up of complicated… Continue Reading

How to Awaken Spiritual Insight – A Message for Members of the Gentle Healing Group from Regina Dawn Akers

NTI Ephesians, Chapter 1 says, “Welcome into your heart the Holy Spirit, for He is the Voice within you that knows your truth …” This is why I ask each of you to journal as we go through Gentle Healing together. Through journaling, you open up for spontaneous spiritual wisdom to come through you and… Continue Reading

Gentle Healing Group with Regina Dawn Akers – 1-24-17

Listen to this recording Regina Dawn Akers guides a group of committed students who would like to make consistent, gentle progress toward genuine peace, joy and love. This group meets weekly and all members are committed to specific assignments and practices between group meetings. Everyone who is willing to make a commitment to healing/awakening is invited… Continue Reading

Helpful Notes from Regina’s Gentle Healing Journal from Week Two

Workbook Lesson 9, I see nothing as it is now The three most recent workbook lessons are “I see only the past,” “My mind is preoccupied by past thoughts,” and today’s lesson, “I see nothing as it is now.” The first three chapters of NTI Romans give some context for these workbook lessons. According to… Continue Reading

Gentle Healing Group with Regina Dawn Akers – 1-17-17

Listen to this recording Regina Dawn Akers guides a group of committed students who would like to make consistent, gentle progress toward genuine peace, joy and love. This group meets weekly and all members are committed to specific assignments and practices between group meetings. Everyone who is willing to make a commitment to healing/awakening is invited… Continue Reading

Helpful Notes from Regina’s Gentle Healing Journal from Week One

Hi Everyone, I decided to share these notes from my Week One Gentle Healing Journal because it may be helpful to some of you as you walk through the purification process. I will continue to share anything from my journal that I feel may be helpful. You can share from your journals in the Sharing in… Continue Reading

Gentle Healing Group with Regina Dawn Akers – 1-10-17

Listen to this recording Regina Dawn Akers guides a group of committed students who would like to make consistent, gentle progress toward genuine peace, joy and love. This group meets weekly and all members are committed to specific assignments and practices between group meetings. Everyone who is willing to make a commitment to healing/awakening is invited… Continue Reading