All Faith Center Labyrinth Walks

All Faith Center
Labyrinth Walk and Drum Circle

Autumnal Equinox
Saturday, September 23, 2017
2:00-4:30pm
Come join us for a  inspiring and spiritual experience as we bring in the             Autumnal Equinox.
Our Facilitators will be
Georgette Coffey & Rich Maestas
as they lead us in a DRUM CIRCLE
in the rich tradition of Indigenous people.
Please bring a snack to share.
We appreciate tithes, offerings and donations.
RSVP Abigail Albert 858-487-8885
revabigail.afc@outlook.com
by Sept. 20th
If you HAVE a DRUM, Bring it.
If you do not, one or a shaker will be provided.
“The Autumnal equinox-also called the September equinox-is the astronomical start of fall in the Northern Hemisphere and spring in the Southern Hemisphere.
The word equinox means “equal night”; night and day are about the same length of time. During the equinox, the Sun crosses what we call the “celestial equator” (just imagine the line that marks the equator on Earth extending up into the sky) from north to south. At this point, the amount of nighttime and daytime are roughly equal to each other.
Days start to get shorter than the nights
It is the summer’s great last heat,
It is the fall’s first chill: They meet.
-Sarah Morgan Bryan Piatt.”
https://www.almanac.com/content/first-day-fall-autumnal-equinox
Location:
All Faith Center
Albert’s Home – Back yard by the Labyrinth
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.

From our Past Labyrinth Walks,
Reflections, Contemplations

We also do Customized Walks

 Weddings

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Renewal of Vows

 

Baby Blessings

Baby Blessings

 

Sacred Events

Labyrinth Circle

 

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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 OCTOBER
 
25th Annual ANTN Conference
October 2 – 6, 2017
Add your BRILLIANCE and join us amidst the sacred beauty of Unity Village!
Register by March 1st for best rates!
Add your BRILLIANCE! Register by March 1st for best rates
ANTN, 522 Central Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950
25th Annual ANTN Conference
“BRILLIANCE”
A Celebration of Our Collection Genius
Register Now, Space Limited
At the Unity Village,Missouri
To date our speaker list includes:
Confirmed ANTN Member Speakers:
Dr. Angelo Pizelo, Dr. Frank zumMallen, Dr. Jay Scott Neale, Rev. Martha Creek,
Dr. Michele Whittington,
Dr. Will Mercer, Dr. Bill Little
Confirmed Guest Speakers:
Pam Grout, Greg Tamblyn, Donna Johnson, Ramdesh Kaur, Jim Blake,
Rev. Linda Martella Whittsett,
Rev. Bruce Verkruyse, Dr. Tim Stewart
The committee’s vision has been to include Brilliant speakers from a variety of New Thought communities – Unity, Religious Science, Divine Science and more.  Our 25th conference is shaping up to be one of the most remarkable experiences of our ANTN history. And you can participate!
Unity Village offers guests these amenities:
Free continental breakfast with each stay
24-hour front desk
Daily housekeeping
Beautiful nine-hole golf course
Complimentary pass to fitness center
(hours are 5 a.m.-10 p.m.)
On-campus Bookstore and Coffee Shop
Miles of beautiful walking trails
Prayer gardens
Peaceful chapels
Restaurant on campus (open limited hours)
Free parking
Shopping and dining areas just five minutes away
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Conference sessions, lodging, Emerson Graduation and celebrations are all at Unity Village, Missouri.
Plan to attend and bring your spouse, friends, relatives!
Pricing and Online Registration available
at www.antn.org 
Or call the ANTN office for more info and to register over the phone (831) 372-1159.
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ANTN LEADERSHIP SPEAKER SERIES
Join in our extraordinary leadership speaker series.
The call is one hour at 9:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time
on the last Wednesday of the month.
Enter all the dates in your schedule now and invite colleagues, ministry teams, boards, leaders, congregants and anyone on the path of self-realization.
Simply Call this Dial-in Number:  641-715-0700
Enter Your Access Code: 231613# 
Plan to attend this month!
Upcoming Speakers
July 26-   Rev. Marty Newman –  Integral Ministry Finances
August 30 –  Rev. Susan Dexter –  Crucial Conversations
September 27   – Greg Barrette – What Does the Person in the Third Row Need?
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

Creative Center for Spiritual Living Escondido
Rev. Dr. Abigail Albert – Guest Speaker
“Say YES, to Your Creative Urge!”
Sunday, July  9th
9:30 Meditation
10am Service
Location:
Joslyn Senior Center
210 E. Park Ave.
Room 4
Escondido, CA 92025


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 – Sept.- Dec.

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

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God is Where You Are

 

Dear Friends,
I read this quote on Rev. Pattie Weber’s newsletter and it really plinged a Truth Chord in me!  Imagine,  God the Power of the Universe is right here NOW with me, and with you.
We know God does not play favorites
(much to the woe of people who pray for their sports team to win etc.).
God is right here in the Big Picture and God is right here in the small details.
I feel that truth so often as I am pushed or pulled to accomplish something.  Of course helping Steve plan this major NAIN Conference is a Big thing in my mind and yet every  detailed step of the way we have been guided to do what is needed to be done with wonderful help and support.
Sometimes God, the Universe moves QUICKLY.   This happened when I stood on my balcony saying to the Universe, I would love to have  a labyrinth in my back yard.  Before I knew it, the junk under the balcony was hauled away, the labyrinth area was prepared, the many trips to KRC Rock brought home the right river rocks and then we had our Dedication.  We have been having Labyrinth Walks for 3 1/2 years now.  Time flys.
On another note, we are redecorating our guest room and once I felt the urge to GET IT DONE, the Universe opened up so completely it was like waiting for me to catch up!
The old trundle bed and desk were sold so quickly on Craig’s List I was hardly prepared. Then I needed to repaint the room. After getting the paint at Home Depot, I asked the checkout lady about painters.  She said she would inquire. By the time I got home, a painter was calling and we set a time for him to come over.  Once done, I realized I needed a bed.  With my daughter’s help I was able to order one and a mattress.  The bed frame came a day early so my son, who was visiting, helped Steve put it together. It all seemed to happen so fast! I am so sure the mattress and bedding will also come quickly.
It is as if the Universe is saying GET IT DONE. You will need this bed SOON.
To God there is no big or little, no time limit, just the willingness to say YES to our heart’s desire. What is your heart’s desire saying today?  What is it you feel the need to do, the push to get it done, the pull of something greater than yourself?   From the smallest to the greatest ideas and desires, God is right where you are, with all the power, wisdom and intelligence available within you!
Call out from the deepest part of your soul and spirit. You are heard. You will be answered. Enjoy the journey!,

 

 

 

God Has the Power

Dear Friends,
Who has the power?
In New Thought we often begin our prayers with…
There is only ONE POWER, One Life, One Mind, One Body and that power, life, mind, body is mine now. We acknowledge the Supreme Presence and know our Oneness with It!  Sometimes we forget there really is only ONE POWER.  I am no exception.
I have been ruminating for days about a  person I need to connect with concerning the NAIN Conference.  This person has the connection I need for a special performance happening during the conference.  So far emails and phone calls are not working.  This person just isn’t getting back to me.  We were connecting occasionally a few months ago and now not at all. I keep thinking “passive/aggressive behavior.”  Finally I tried having Steve call and I emailed  a colleague.  Finally in meditation this morning I realized I was giving this person the power to make or break this part of the entertainment.
GOD IS THE ONLY POWER!!!  
That clicked firmly in my heart, feelings and emotions and I had  a tremendous sense of peace.  Yes, God is the only Power and God is orchestrating all the details of this conference.  Ideas pop into our heads and we follow through.  True Oneness.
So I surrender this unto God, the One Power knowing the Divine Outcome, however that looks will happen and I am at peace.
Emmet Fox said, “Turn Away From the Problem and Think About God.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson writes: “For it is only the finite that has wrought and suffered; the infinite lies stretched in smiling repose.”
So I am stretching in smiling repose, centered,  trusting, and knowing GOD is the only Power and all I need comes to me with grace, and ease.
Today whatever you have need of, remember to put your faith and trust in the ONE POWER and surrender unto It. 

World Labyrinth Day Magic

A Special Prayer and Gratitude for Sandra Comeau, who was our Labyrinth Mentor and is now walking labyrinths with Spirit

Dear Friends,
We had a wonderful World Labyrinth Day Walk last Saturday!   All came with the wish of a sunny warm day and was pleasantly surprised at the day being mystical and magical as God’s  Dewey Kisses came down upon us at one point during the afternoon.
The sun came out at various times as well. We were blessed with both the light of the sun, and the cleansing of the rain.  Each person who came shared their energy, love and compassion and received exactly what their hearts needed by walking the labyrinth. One lady had been praying to find “Cradle Catholics” who she could connect with.  As we introduced ourselves around the circle, we found many were “roaming/cradle Catholics.”  We were also  happy to have ladies from the  New Thought, Eckankar and Buddhist tradition.   Some had followed many faith paths on their journey in life.  We had a true Interfaith Connection  and felt our ONENESS with each other  as we felt our ONENESS with the global community who were walking labyrinths around the world.

Here are some COMMENTS from some of those who attended:
I am thrilled to meet like-minded women that also happen to be roamin’/cradle Catholics! I’ve been looking for my tribe. Thank you for today, it was lovely, the rain seemed appropriate, cleansing somehow.
Chris
I just wanted to thank you Dr. Abigail and Dr. Steve for yesterday, I enjoyed my first labyrinth walk, I am currently thinking of starting on a new spiritual path with Sister LaVerne, I thought about that as I walked and it helped to clarify some issues for me.
But I especially enjoyed the warm and caring fellowship with all that were there, and the calm and peace that was present, and the beautiful prayers and the sharing. What a beautiful day !!!
Blessings,
Judy
Thank you, Rev Abigail, and thank you and Rev Steve for facilitating a beautiful celebration of world labyrinth day yesterday. It was very special!
Mairin
Thank you Abigail and Steve for a wonderful magic World Labyrinth Day. I think there will be much light that comes from today’s circle.  I am still riding the wave of beautiful energy from the labyrinth walk and your sacred space and all the people.
Blessings for your ministry.
Georgette
Thank you so much for inviting me yesterday. It was a pleasure to meet with some of the Poway Interfaith group and get to know a little about the organization. And the Labyrinth Walk was really a wonderful vehicle to help open the inner connection with divine spirit.


    

World Labyrinth Day

I was out and about today and meeting
many people on all my errands.  Each one I
met greeted me warmly, had a funny story to tell or just  had a kind attitude.  It made me realize again how KIND people really are.
We are ALL wired to be Kind and Good. It is
our true nature, our Spiritual essence.  We come from God, from Good, from Love, From Kindness.  That is who we are.
It is lovely to be reminded of the Truth of our being.
Come celebrate that Truth with others at our home this Saturday May 6th on
WORLD LABYRINTH DAY!
This World Labyrinth Day Walk is being celebrated in at least 200 countries where people  will be walking, and connecting energetically, emotionally, and spiritually with everyone around the world. Labyrinth walkers will walk  as ONE at 1:00pm in their time zones. It will be as a wave of healing love, goodness, peace, beauty kindness and connection circling the globe.
Walking a labyrinth is walking a sacred path to the center of your soul. You are connecting with your God Self, Higher Power, Divine Wisdom, however you wish to call Universal Intelligence  It is here where  you may receive guidance, grace,  a feeling of gratitude, new ideas, healing, cleansing, change of direction, and whatever lesson you need to learn and/or action you need to take.  It is a spiritual journey and a powerful tool for personal transformation.
Come walk with us this Saturday. Be part of the Global Community
and make a tremendous difference by raising the consciousness of goodness and kindness around the world.  It will be as if we are holding hands with people of all faiths, cultures  and countries.
We will feel our Oneness, our Sparks of Divinity
in the One Family of God.

 

 

I want to leave
blowing kisses off my fingertips
and using my last breath to say
I have loved it all.
-Anne Silver
 
 
(Karen Jandorf Daily Quotes)
Dear Friends,
 
Do you remember when you blew kisses to your mom and dad, or son and daughter and/or a favorite person?  I don’t see that being done much anymore and yet a sweet, innocent kiss blown from one to another is such a gift of love.
It is simple and sincere.  Remember as the kiss was given and blown to you the eyes of the giver were warm, big, and filled with love.
We know LOVE is  the essence of the universe, it makes the world go round, it is a healer of physical, spiritual and emotional wounds. God is Love and always sending Love to us as gentle kisses in the breeze, gentle kisses in the rain and a gentle pat on the arm from someone who cares.
Take a moment today and blow a loving kiss with loving thoughts and feelings to a special someone. We know this gentle, loving act will be felt by the receiver, even if he or she is not aware.  It is a powerful act when sent to someone who is hurting, or going through turmoil.  A person who appears unkind, unthoughtful or mean also needs love. Deep within people who hurt, is a scared child who desperately needs a act of love and kindness.  The beauty is, you can do this in “secret” knowing you may have been the one to open the heart a little wider in that person.
Blowing Kisses to situations works well too! It could be a loving kiss goodbye to what no longer serves you.  Sending “it” off with love and no regret.
Blowing Kisses to a relationship that has ended. As they say, a time for every season and this person lasted the season and now it is time to say goodbye with love and gratitude.
Blowing Kisses for health and wholeness brings a sweet healing to yourself and to others.
Blow a loving kiss to whomever and what ever you wish, and enjoy the moment.
                   
Be as a child today(they all enter the Kingdom)
and blow out lots of loving kisses.
Who knows you may even receive one back.
Can you feel it?

Communication & Compassion Between Species

Communication, collaboration and compassion are wonderful between humans.  It is also wonderful between species.  Here is a precious story of
trust, listening to one’s heart, finding the solution and helping a precious being of another species.
True Story:
Officer James Givens has served with the Cincinnati Police Department for over 26 years, but has never quite experienced anything like this before.
He was sitting in his patrol car in a parking lot when he got an unexpected visitor.  A goose came up to his car and started pecking on the side of it.
He threw food out for her, thinking that’s what she wanted, but she didn’t
take it.

She continued to peck and quack, then walked away, stopped, and looked back at Officer Givens. Then she came back to his car and pecked at it again.   She made it very obvious that she wanted Officer Givens to follow her, so he finally got out of his car and did just that.

The goose led him 100 yards away to a grassy area near a creek.  Sitting there was one of her babies, tangled up in a balloon string.  The baby was kicking its feet, desperate for help. Being wary of helping the baby on his own, and worried that the goose might attack him, Givens called for help from the SPCA, but no wildlife rescuers were available at the moment.
Luckily, Given’s colleague, Officer Cecilia Charron, came to help.  She began to untangle the baby, and the mother goose just stood there and watched, quacking.  She didn’t become aggressive, and just let Officer Charron do what she had to do to set the baby free. It was like the mother goose knew they were helping.  Once Charron untangled the baby, she put it down and it ran right to her mom, and they went right to swimming in the creek.

Charron teared up and said it was the highlight of her 24 years on the force
“It seems like something made up.  It was just incredible,” Givens said.  “I honestly don’t know why I decided to follow her, but I did.  It makes me wonder – do they know to turn to humans when they need help?”
We may never know the answer to this question, but what we do know is that Officer Givens was in the right place at the right time to help these geese!
Life is precious.
We are better working together.
Written by
Rebecca Speer
Encinitas, CA   92024
Trust, Pay Attention, Help and Support those in need.
All are God’s Creations