“To find the truth, we will need to navigate the mazes of the dark areas of our own souls. We will run into the temptation to stay stuck and enjoy the thrill of our own negativity. We must work to overcome this.”

—Jill Loree

Guidance for Spiritual Growth

Phoenesse® offers a fresh approach to timeless spiritual teachings that show us how to repair our deepest wounds and restore ourselves to wholeness. Combining brevity with levity, these transformational instructions are designed for people who are ready to wake up but don’t have all day to do it.

So let’s go. It’s time to move fearlessly through whatever is blocking our light. Let's do this work; let’s light up this world.

What are the teachings?

Relating: Sadness versus Depression

Reading Time: 6 minutes

With depression, we’re making up a story in our heads about why we’re unhappy. Then we label our false reason “legitimate” so we can justify our running away and wallowing in self-pity. This is how we subtly exert a forcing current on everyone around us. We’re controlling and manipulating through wrong use of our will…So whenever we’re faced with depression, we need to check our inner corners for signs of frustration and hopelessness. And don’t forget to look for self-pity…Only by finding the gnawing undercurrents that cause depression will we be able to free ourselves of the real cause.


Shame: The Right and Wrong Kind

Reading Time: 10 minutes

One of the most effective motivators for doing the work of self-development—for purifying ourselves—is feeling badly about something. We want to make things right, to atone for messing up. Underneath this is a feeling of shame, which propels us to go in a positive direction. Without this inner push, we’d remain stuck. This right kind of shame, then, is constructive.…


The Brilliant Message of Christmas Lights

Reading Time: 4 minutes

There was a time in our history when everything had to be experienced outside ourselves. We just weren’t developed enough to see things on their inner level. So everything was seen facing outward. Even the coming of Christ had to be experienced this way. And so it was that a human being appeared on Earth who was a person of…