A Spiritual Publication
Issue # 7
July - Sept 2001
Mebane, NC

 
ARTICLES: 
Editor's Welcome 

Diane's Welcome 

Serione's Message 

Spiritual Chapel of Inner Light 

Angels at Work 
 

Beauty before me, 
Beauty behind me, 
Beauty all around me. 
Everywhere I go,
I walk in Beauty
--
-Navaho saying- 



Editor’s Welcome

Hello again friends and family.  Its summertime, time to enjoy the warmth of the sun and the beauty which surrounds us.  It is a time of recreation and abundance, it is also a time when over indulgence can hurt. This issue wont hurt a bit, I promise you, and it wont burn you either.   But hopefully we can inject a little sun light into your life.
You may notice I have changed the format slightly to make clearwhat parts of this letter pertain to Diane's business, simple lightwork, and the Spiritual Chapel of Inner Light.  They are each seperate expressions of the sun's  rays, so enjoy and bask in each of  them.

Love and Light
Jeffrey
 
 
 
Diane’s Welcome
Hello Summer :-),

Yes....the time when we get to swim, play and act like a lizard...basking in the sun and relaxing with every chance we allow ourselves.  Jeffrey and I have been spending our time enjoying the birds that come up to the feeders on our porch.  The Hummingbirds are of particular interest to me.  Their wings are so fast, it sounds like Bumble bees.  I was standing outside one afternoon and a Hummingbird came directly up to me and just stared.  It was so refreshing....out of the ordinary.  I really like these little guys.  We also have a Red Cardinal that stands on our porch, looks up at the window and teases our cat, "Tinkerbell".  She is a new addition to our family and fits in really well.
Mitzi, our Pomeranian, thinks the cat is her toy. We know better :-). Joye Silverman won the May special.  I decorated a basket and filled it with bath products.  Congratulations Joye!!  Pampering ourselves is part of aspiring to who we are.    Plus, getting my creative juices flowing again filled me with joy and a sense of accomplishment.  Thank-you to everyone who graciously shared inspirational experiences and testimonials.  Anyone who wishes to share, please feel free to send in written form to our e-mail address  or our P.O. Box.  Please note the rate changes and dates for my next class on page 2.

I wish you all a wonderful and abundant summer
With Love...Diane
 

Time spent laughing is time spent with the gods.
- Japanese Proverb-


 
With Love, From Spirit
 
We wish for you to enjoy all the spring festivities and the new moons rising.  The earth and its participants will reap the reward in harvest of a new dawn.  There has been many faced with decisions in previous months of manifestation.  The energy is one of intensity and will require moving forward through what many may perceive as fear.  With each step, your answers and path will be presented like a gentle breeze caressing your face.  These next few months, you will have driven states to just do.  The obstacles that you face are one of self creation and can be reconciled.  In each day, be willing to see more than routine, be willing to share what you feel with pure intent, be willing to give to one another with a joyous heart, be willing to love without resentment, be willing to live your life in fulfillment, be willing to trust and have faith in your ability to embrace change.  Before you, mirrors will be presented in what we call precious GIFTS. born of service.  Acknowledge that which resides within you openly, as though you are a baby with all of its curiosity and wonder.  It is a time of excitement and newness.  To play in this realm of curiosity, imagination and creation brings you closer to your true nature and where we all reside collectively.  Feel the joy in your heart and the lightness of your ways.  The birds arise each day and sing their songs to the world.  Could you not do the same and take flight to a whole new way of being?
We wish you all the new found gifts of life... Serione'
 
 

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
-- Confucius--

Spiritual Chapel of Inner Light
So what’s new at the Spiritual Chapel of Inner Light?  Well, for one thing, since I have been blessed with the task of learning, growing, and working in the light, I plan to start some extra schooling in the fall semester, and begin the long but wonderful journey to a degree in religious studies.
Meanwhile, we of the Chapel are looking, as always, for ways to better serve and to grow.  One way we can do this is to find a better location than the current meeting room, which we will outgrow in the near future.  We also need our space, one that we can depend on being open every Sunday.  Though we have had only minor problems with the current location, the writing is on the Spiritual wall.
So friends of the Chapel, keep your eyes and ears open for any space you think might fit the bill, however unexpected or unlikely.  We have been guided to look toward abandoned buildings, so there is one place to start looking.
We had our, first ever, outdoors service at the Sarah P. Duke Gardens on Sunday the 17th of June.  It was a shorter service without music except for the birds, and the topic was our relationship with Gaia (earth).  It was a wonderful and peaceful experience, and so we will likely do more trips like that.
As always we are looking for volunteers to join our board.  We also welcome any who would wish to sing for us or offer their talents in anyway.
That is all for now, and as always, all are welcome to join our unique worship services on the first and third Sundays of each month.  Until our paths again cross,

 NAMASTE.


Angels at Work
(received via internet-author unknown)
 Tess was a precocious eight year old when she heard her Mom and Dad talking about her little brother, Andrew.  All she knew was that he was very sick and they were completely out of money.  They were moving to an apartment complex next month because Daddy didn't have the money for the doctor's bills and our house.  Only a very costly surgery could save him now and it was looking like there was no-one to loan them the money.  She heard Daddy say to her tearful Mother with whispered desperation, "Only a miracle can save him now."  Tess went to her bedroom and pulled a glass jelly jar from its hiding place in the closet.  She poured all the change out on the floor and counted it carefully.  Three times, even.  The total had to be exactly perfect.  No chance here for mistakes.  Carefully placing the coins back in the jar and twisting on the cap, she slipped out the back door and made her way 6 blocks to Rexall's Drug store, with the big Indian Chief sign above the door.  She waited patiently for the Pharmacist to give her some attention but he was too busy at this moment.  Tess twisted her feet to make a scuffing noise.  Nothing.  She cleared her throat with the most disgusting sound she could muster.  No good.  Finally she took a quarter from her jar and banged it on the glass counter.  That did it!  "And what do you want?" the Pharmacist asked in an annoyed tone of voice.  I'm talking to my brother from Chicago whom I haven't seen in ages." he said without waiting for a reply to his question.  "Well, I want to talk to you about my brother."   Tess answered back in the same annoyed tone.  "He's really, really sick and I want to buy a miracle." "I beg your pardon?" said the Pharmacist.  "His name is Andrew and he has something bad growing inside his head and my Daddy says only a miracle can save him now.  So how much does a miracle cost?"  "We don't sell miracles here, little girl.  I'm sorry but I can't help you" the Pharmacist said, softening a little.  "Listen, I have the money to pay for it.  If it isn't enough, I will get the rest.  Just tell me how much it costs." The pharmacist's brother was a well dressed man.  He stooped down and asked the little girl, "What kind of a miracle does your brother need?" "I don't know" Tess replied with her eyes welling up.  "I just know he's really sick and Mommy says he needs an operation.  But my Daddy can't pay for it, so I want to use my money."  "How much do you have?" asked the man from Chicago.  "One dollar and eleven cents" Tess answered barely audibly.  "And it's all the money I have, but I can get some more if I need to.  "Well, what a coincidence," smiled the man.  "A dollar and eleven cents-- the exact price of a miracle for little brothers."  He took her money in one hand and with the other hand he grasped her mitten and said "Take me to where you live.  I want to see your brother and meet your parents.  Let's see if I have the kind of miracle you need."  That well dressed man was DR. Carlton Armstrong, a surgeon, specializing in neuro-surgery.  The operation was completed without charge and it wasn't long until Andrew was home again and doing well.  Mom and Dad were happily talking about the chain of events that had led them to this place.  "That surgery" her Mom whispered, "was a real miracle.  I wonder how much it would have cost?"  Tess smiled.  She knew exactly how much a miracle cost... one dollar and eleven cents... plus the faith of a little child.
Author unknown
(received via the Internet)
         (received via internet-author unknown)
 
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