I Am a Vortex of God

 

Dear Friends,

I walked the labyrinth this morning and then sat on one of our comfy chairs to pause, reflect and meditate.  I looked at the center of the labyrinth with its beautiful gifts of crystals and stones.  It looked like a beautiful vortex where love, joy, healing, wholeness can come up from the depths of Mother Earth and spray out into the ethers of our neighborhood, city, state, country and world.  A spray of Love to all.

I also thought of vortexes in Sedona and other places in the world. We can’t always go to these energetic   places to experience an encounter with the Divine.  I feel very blessed to have a labyrinth in my backyard.

Then the thought came to me, places such as Sedona or the center of our labyrinth is not the only Vortex.  There are millions, billions of vortexes and one of them is ME.  It occurred to me, sometimes when walking the labyrinth we are trying to GET to something, or GET an answer from something, which is God. 

In New Thought we believe we are ONE in, as and of God.  We are walking emissaries and immanent beings of God. Therefore what we are seeking, we are already, God, Spirit, Divine Intelligence, Great Love and more! Aren’t we really seeking God when we ask for a healing, or a solution to a problem or  the right outcome for a challenge?

Yes of course.  

“Our desire is for God to fix broken things. But God’s desire for us is to fix our relationship with him. ” 

-Laura Story,

We really don’t have to go anywhere. We can imagine ourselves walking a labyrinth or being at one of the world’s energy vortexes.  We breathe deeply to quiet our heart, mind, body and think about GOD.  

“Be Still and Know That I AM God.”

When we do, Spirit can rise up within us as a gentle flow of love, knowledge, wisdom, wholeness, caring and divine ideas which we can understand and use as answers and solutions to our prayers.

 WE Are Our Own Center, Our Own GOD VORTEX!!!

 God within has all and is all that we could ever need.

Fixin’ with God

Dear Friends,
Do you ever want someone to just FIX IT, whatever  IT is!?
What might need fixin’ is a work challenge, a relationship trial, even an inanimate object that needs putting together or just plain fixin!
I think we have all been in that situation at least once! 🙂
There are times while planning this conference I wanted lots of things to be fixed or done!   I may need to make a phone call, send an email, hold another meeting, talk about special catering needs, breakout session rooms logistics, bus needs, housing needs, registrations,
cancelled-registrations, brochures, maps, panels, speakers, inside sessions, outsides sessions, even   a new printer, and the list goes on…..
Yes, I need some FIXIN’ to be done.  How????The best way I know to FIX or be done with anything is to STOP trying so hard. STOP trying to do it all myself! I need to just STOP,  breathe, pray and take a moment to meditate and turn it over to GOD. What does that mean? What it does not mean is to NOT do anything.
It does mean to surrender to God’s ideas of Divine Timing, Divine Order and Divine Outcome and move forward with the Divine Thought when it enters my heart and mind. It means I need to trust that the connection I have with, in and of God is the same connection everyone has.  Therefore I am already connected to the right  person I need to call or email. I am already in a Divine relationship with everyone, and the Divine Outcome of all the details is already complete in Spirit. Even my sweet inanimate objects work to full capacity. They too feel the energy of love and quiet.
I spend time every morning in quiet prayer and meditation and read an inspirational piece.  It relives me of any anxiety I might be feeling for the day. I focus on God, on Good, knowing all that I need, I have. I surrender the order for the day and leave it in God’s hands. When  my meditation time is  complete, I move through the day with focus and purpose.  I get more done than I thought I could and even other things I had not considered.
GOD has a way. God has THE plan.
I just release and say, There is only One Will:
“My will is THY Will. THY Will is my will”
Here is beautiful prayer from A Selections of Healing Prayers by Ambrose Alexander Worrall ( I used the word ‘I’ instead of ‘we’)
“Dear Father, it is time for me to walk again in the Garden of Prayer, along the paths that lead to the inner sanctuary where I will find Thee. As I approach Thee, the turmoil of the world is left behind and I come into that abode of peace in which soul speaks to soul
and all is in harmony with Thee.
I have now entered into the chamber of communion and here Thou wilt impress me with the guidance for the day to come.  Here also Thy power will flow into me and through me to others who will be blessed in accordance with their needs. I too shall be made whole for this is the law, and for all these things I give thanks.
Amen.
Fixin’ with God,
Abigail

Listen to Young Adults


“The more we increase the active participation and partnership with young people, the better we serve them. … And the more comprehensively we work with them as service partners, the more we increase our public value to the entire community.”
– Carmen Martinez
Dear Friends,
I have not only been the co-chair with Steve and working diligently on all aspects of the NAIN conference, I have also been working with an Inter-generational Planning Team for a session at the conference. It has and still is a pleasure to work with my team of
20+, 30+, 40+ and 50+ age members. It was and still is  a collaboration and cooperation of love, respect and valuing of each other’s ideas and skills.  We are visioning others will take the these basics and apply them to their own interfaith and intergenerational groups.
Are you a member of a group, organization or team?
What is your age range?
Would you like young adults ages 18-35 to take an active part of the leadership and direction of your group?
How will you engage this age group to work alongside you?
The Poway Interfaith Team has been challenged by this as well. After this conference I hope to personally find the best ways to incorporate young adults in our planning and visioning process.  One thing YA do not like to hear, is that they are our future.  Their statement is, “Why not now?  We have great ideas and ways to implement them now.”
Come to the NAIN conference, especially on Monday, where you will hear the amazing things young adults are doing and and dialogue with young adults at the Inter-generational Dialogue session Monday afternoon. Your eyes will be opened and learn new ways all generations can work together for a common good and goal.
On a more personal note, I have been working with my daughter, age 30+ on the redesigning of our guest room.  She has a degree in Ecological Interior Design so I know she has the skills and knowledge to redecorate a room. She has been doing this for years commercially, for grade schools, high schools and colleges.
However my own ego almost got in the way.  I showed her my paint chips for the room with ideas for decorating. And she said no, too harsh a color, not enough this or that. etc. I finally let it go and LISTENED to her.  Well, the colors she picked were PERFECT for the room.  She saw, what I couldn’t see.
The point is, do we really LISTEN to our youth and young adults. Do we really appreciate their intelligence and expertise regardless of age?  What are you doing to encourage young adults to use their knowledge and skills?   Food for thought.

Association for Global New Thought

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AGREES with the Parliament!
The Parliament of the World’s Religions Condemns President Trump’s Plans to Withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement
A Statement of the Parliament of the World’s Religions from
David Hales
Chair of the Climate Action Task Force and Trustee
Dr. Larry Greenfield
Executive Director
Dr. Robert P. Sellers
Chair of the Board

The Parliament of the World’s Religions Condemns President Trump’s Plans to Withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement
CHICAGO (June 1, 2017) — The 21st century presents no greater moral challenge than addressing the threat of human-caused climate change.
President Donald Trump has utterly failed that test.
The Parliament of the World’s Religions condemns in the strongest possible terms the President’s decision to renege on the commitment of the United States to the Paris Climate Agreement, a pact signed by 195 nations and formally ratified by 147 nations.
The decision is wrong from every relevant perspective:
Scientifically, it is unsound and indefensible.
Economically, it undermines the ability of the United States to build a competitive economy for the future, sacrificing US jobs at almost every level of production and service, sacrificing American competitiveness in every market.
Medically, it condemns hundreds of thousands to unnecessary sickness and premature death.
Politically, it undermines the United States’ credibility and trustworthiness with its strongest allies as well as its fiercest competitors, and thus strikes a self-inflicted blow against national security.
Our condemnation of this decision is based on our conviction that the decision is wrong, but not just in the sense that it is incorrect. This decision is wrong in the sense that it is evil—it will result in devastation to life on Earth for generations to come. Its global consequences and impact on every living being on the planet makes it fundamentally immoral.
Every individual and every nation, every institution and every corporate entity, every religious and spiritual community faces this momentous ethical challenge of our age. Those with the greatest opportunity and power to affect the course of the 21st century have the greatest responsibility to act with unflinching moral integrity.
No individual faces more responsibility than the President of the United States.
His failure, however, only increases the responsibility of others. If this President fails, it falls then to the people and their elected representatives to reject, reverse, and overcome it.
The Parliament is committed to that reversal and to overcoming its consequences as well as the ignorance on which it is based. We call on others who cherish all that is sacred in our world to join in that commitment, and to endorse that commitment with their own words and their own actions.
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Contact: Molly Horan,  Director of Communications
molly@parliamentofreligions.org • 312.971.3067
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  SEASONS
The Association for Global New Thought (AGNT)
is the Founder of all the 4 Seasons.
4 Seasons
 
SEASON for INTERFAITH INTERCULTURAL CELEBRATION
September – December
For All Resources: films, books, go to
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All Faith Center Labyrinth Walks

ALL FAITH CENTER
February
February is usually designated as the month of LOVE.
We know the most important LOVE is Love of God.
We also know we need to LOVE ourselves as well.
We cannot give Love to others,  if we do not love ourselves.
February 13th  is now designated as 
Self-Love Day!

We will celebrate Self-Love on our…..
Next Labyrinth Walk
 
SELF LOVE
Let’s Play, Let’s Laugh,
Let’s Have Fun
& Enjoy our Dynamic Selves!!!
Walk the Labyrinth and Know Your Power!
Saturday, February 24th
1-3pm

Donations Appreciated
Water available and simple refreshments
You are welcome to bring refreshments
RSVP Abigail at revabigail.afc@outlook.com
858-487-8885
Location:
17762 St. Andrews Dr.
Poway, CA 92064
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 Walking the Labyrinth is Walking to the Center of Who You Are.

Everyone is welcome to walk our Labyrinth on their own time and pace.
It is a walking meditation. As we walk, we are open and receptive to Divine Ideas,
our Divine Purpose and Divine Transformation.

A labyrinth is a sacred geometrical symbol with a single path leading to a center point.
It is not a maze because there is only one path.  The walls keep you on the path.
The goal is in the center of the labyrinth.  When you reach it, you have gone half the distance – you now need to turn around and walk back out.
Its unique pattern is designed to shift awareness from left brain to right brain as you walk, inducing altered states of consciousness.
It allows those who enter to experience other ways of “seeing.”  The center point is the place of power.  A labyrinth is a single path or uni-cursal tool for personal,
psychological and spiritual transformation.  Labyrinths are thought to enhance right brain activity.
In a most basic sense, the labyrinth represents the spiritual journey; that of venturing to the center of your innermost being and then returning to the world with a broader sense of who you are.
It is a metaphor for life’s journey.  Inherent within the design of the labyrinth is its archetypical power, dating back some 3,000 to 4,000 years.

Sacred Events

Labyrinth Circle

Burning Bowl and White Stone Ceremonies

Full Moon Walks

LAB at Night 1

Memorials

Family Center of Labyrinth 1

Other Classes and Events

Medicine Wheel and Drum Circle

Bret and Student

Korean Finger and Hand Healing

Tai Chi

 

Affiliated New Thought Network

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 ANTN LEADERSHIP SPEAKER SERIES
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The Mission of ANTN
To foster the growth of unique New Thought communities that encourage the consciousness of service, spiritual growth and integrity.

The Vision of ANTN
To create global transformation and healing through empowering New Thought ministries that encourage creativity, caring community, education, and spiritual support.

SPEAKER SERIES with Rev. Dr. Stephen Albert and Rev. Dr. Abigail Albert

Their presentation will be in two parts:
1. New Thought Day, the History, the Celebration
2. Interfaith Building – The Soul Connection

Wednesday, January 31st
Noon, Pacific Time
Dial (605) 475-4846, and enter access code 143610#
(NOTE THE NEW NUMBERS).

 

 

The Affiliated New Thought Network has empowered Spirit-led, vision-driven, independent ministries and metaphysical churches of all sizes since 1992. ANTN represents diverse spiritual communities and unique ministries serving worldwide. ANTN believes Divine Consciousness is the sole authority.
www.NewThought.org
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NEW THOUGHT EVENTS

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To celebrate the
20th Anniversary of AGNT’s Gandhi King 
Season for Nonviolence,
we invite you to participate in a very special event.
On Sunday afternoon, February 25th, 2018
12:30-4pm
Several  New Thought Churches in San Diego
are screening  the film/documentary,
“White Like Me,” in their sanctuaries,
followed by a round of interactive dialogue, then a ZOOM in meeting with all the congregations showing the same film.
12:30 -12:45 Minister introduces event and film
12:45 – 1:53 Watch film 1 hr 08 min
2:00 Discussion with group in your venue (we will provide discussion questions and minister can use or moderate at discretion in order to facilitate. We might also suggest small group discussion process if appropriate for number of participants and venue)
2:30 ZOOM begins on large screen
Zoom event features leaders from each screening venue giving viewpoints of their group and engaging in discussion. Groups will be seeing all other participating ministers and groups on the screen.
Centers are:
The Unity Center
Sunday, February 25th
1-4pm
Location:
8999 Activity Rd.
San Diego, CA 92126
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Seaside Center For Spiritual Living
1-4pm
Location:
1613 Lake Dr.
Encinitas, CA 92024
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Vision Center for Spiritual Living
Center for Spiritual Living-Bonita
5120 Robinwood Rd. Ste. B13
Bonita, CA 91902

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4 Seasons
AGNT – The Association for Global New Thought is the founder and sponsor of
the Seasonal Celebrations throughout the year.
Go to their website at  http://www.agnt.rog/seasonsfor information and programs nationally and globally

Season for Non Violence – January  – April
Season for the Earth – April – June
Season for Humane Service – June- August
Season for Interfaith & Intercultural Understanding – September – December

 

Rev. Dr. Abigail & Rev. Dr Stephen Albert are members of AGNT

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