Saturday, June 1, 2019

Crystal Skulls Meditation




 You are invited to come and experience the energy and inspiration of Marguerite Pizzati and her very special collection of Crystal Skulls. Come and journey with the Crystal Skulls in the beautiful sanctuary and sacred space at Church of Spiritual Light. You will be able to touch and commune with the skulls, as well as connect with them in a guided meditation. Saturday, June 8th, 6:30pm Donation: $25

Hosted by Church of Spiritual Light 1939 Park Meadows Dr. #1, Ft. Myers, FL 33907

JUNE 2019: Courage to Love


"The greatest fear in the world is of the opinions of others. And the moment you are unafraid of the crowd you are no longer a sheep, you become a lion. A great roar arises in your heart, the roar of freedom." - Osho

Sunday Talks with Rev. Renee Bledsoe
June 02 - Courage to Love
June 09 - Courage, Strength & Confidence
June 16 - Let Love Live - Church in Circle - Father's Day
June 23 - Heart Healing - Summer Solstice
June 30 - Coming Together

In the West on the medicine wheel we gain the courage, strength and confidence to enter the unknown element of soul. This place within us is the part of us where the field of pure potential resides. As we sit in this aspect of ourselves on the wheel, it is like a visionquest for every cell of our body. It is a brave call for something beyond our meager imagining to come forth, so that we can continue to change and grow as a human being, and to be in a new, old way.

"Buddha has actually called it the lion's roar. When a man reaches an absolutely silent state he roars like a lion. For the first time he knows what freedom is because now there is no fear of anybody's opinion. What people say does not matter. Whether they call you a saint or a sinner is immaterial; your whole and sole judge is God. And by 'God' a person is not meant at all, God simply means the whole universe." - Osho

Courage, strength and confidence are the stepping stones to our future selves. It is important to understand this process of growth and to realize the heirarchy of our spiritual evolution. For courage builds strength, and strength builds confidence. Often we forget that confidence must be built, even earned. Just as we might lift weights to build muscular strength, so too, must we exercise our options to build confidence. In other words, the more we courageously venture into the unknown, the stronger we become, the better prepared we are to take risks, the more confident we become.

Notice that confidence and comfort are not the same things. In many ways our confidence level is directly related to our perception of our ability to handle the unknown. So if miracles of manifestation lie outside of what is known to us, then how could we consider making this a routine part of our lives, and not just some leap of faith that we take every now and again as we muster the courage, or more likely life and our soul stalk us to move into the void?

"It is not a question of having to face a person; you have to face the trees, the rivers, the mountains, the stars -- the whole universe. And this is our universe, we are part of it. There is no need to be afraid of it, there is no need to hide anything from it. In fact, even if you try you cannot hide. The whole knows it already, the whole knows more about you than you know." - Osho

One of the best ways that I know of to teach ourselves about what we are really made of, to help us continuously access the depths of our being, and to access great assistance in the realm of pure possibility is the medicine wheel. When you journey on the wheel, you first build faith in the presence of unseen forces of light through the courageous act of humility. One could say that the very first leap of faith of the fool to venture into the unknown is where courage begins on the wheel. As one becomes a seasoned traveler however, the awareness of the magician within, and a whole cast of characters, magical beings and divine helpers come to the fore, and we are strengthened for the journey by our deep awareness that we are not alone, in many senses of the word.

"The ground of fearlessness is fear. In order to become fearless you have to stand in the middle of your fear." - Osho

Much like the story of the Wizard of Oz, the hero's journey reveals the deep magic that lies within, and this begins to outpicture in our lives. People, places, situations and scenarios will play out to call into awareness what is within. Then something amazing happens, we start to be able to navigate in the dark, through the signs and symbology of the events of our life. And we are no longer the victim of circumstance, karma or fate. As soon as we get our shaman's eyes, and develop the ability to track our lives, to see the experiences of our lives through higher dimensions, it is as if an invisible light comes on and we can access greater information. It is in that moment that we truly realize that we are creating all of it.

"Never think in terms of being free from; always think in terms of being free for. And the difference is vast, tremendously vast. Don't think in terms of from -- think for. Be free for God, be free for truth, but don't think that you want to be free from the crowd, free from the church, free from this and that. You may be able to go far away one day, but you will never be free, never. It is going to be some sort of suppression." - Osho

Courage, strength and confidence come from within. But the process and experience of life is designed to give us what we need to pull what is within "out" into the world. The reason for this is that above all we are destined to create. Being fruitful and multiplying is not just about procreation of other human beings... it is an all encompassing command to be abundant, to improve your lot, to advance and grow... and ultimately to evolve right through the door of the unknown, the great mystery of our own soul... to become fully human.

If we can imagine something into existence one time, it can be done a hundred thousand times. The truth is, that we have already imagined a great many things into existence. The imaginal realm is very real. In meditation and journeywork sometimes people ask, how do I know that I am not imagining it? The answer is that you are! Yet there is a great question that must be asked. Why, out of all the things your could have imagined did you choose that? And "who" was it that chose that? Exploring these questions almost always bears fruit. These are most often treasures pulled up from the deep, clues about your unique individuality and purpose.

"The crowd is not the problem -- you are the problem. The crowd is not pulling you -- you are being pulled, not by somebody else but by your own unconscious conditioning. Always remember not to throw the responsibility somewhere on somebody else, because then you will never be free of it. Deep down it is your responsibility. Why should one be so much against the crowd? Poor crowd! Why should you be so much against it? Why do you carry such a wound?" - Osho

Sometimes we discover that the soul is tossing us clues through our dreams, imaginings and visions about what is hidden inside of us. It is even possible to tap into the visions and dreams of each other. It is also possible for each of us to have a similar dream, a memory, or a calling that is so strong, that even if we don't realize it, we magnetize ourselves to each other through this common dream. It is then that we truly begin to understand the reality of the realities within the unconscious, and the great hidden powers that are available to us, upon this discovery.

This realization is the ultimate courage bringer. For in this we begin to see our purpose and remember who we really are. And we begin to recognize each other, and much like in the Wizard of Oz, there is a homecoming, and a newfound ability to reunify with lost aspect of ourself, and a discovery of strength we didn't know we had. This in turn gives us the confidence to continue to build our dreams, to seek out a vision, to allow our soul group both within and without to come forth and move together as one. This oneness, this reunification is our heart of hearts. It is here, in this space that we can live inside the gap, the tao of our heart, regularly and routinely living in the fifth dimensional holy, whole sacred space of a life lived loving like God/dess loves.

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Courage to Love Affirmations

I build confidence by actively engaging in my inner and outer life.
I explore my inner world through contemplation and reflection.
My practice of contemplation involves writings from my soul.
I allow my soul to reveal my own depth to me through writing.
I contemplate my writing through reflection and divination.
Divination is a contemplative art that allows me to speak with my soul.
As I become more aware of my soul I am better able to communicate.
My soul is a great mysterious being, and I open to that mystery.
I offer myself up to the great mystery of my soul.
I allow my life to be an expression of my soul.
As I express my own soul, I relieve the world of it's soulessness.
I am connected to web of souls.
My I AM presence alights my soul.
I have the courage to be myself.
I have the strength to be me.
I have the confidence to enter the unknown aspects of my self.
As I entertain my soul, I bring joy to the world.
I allow my second sight and my spiritual perceptions to increase my faith.
As I see more, my faith becomes knowledge.
As I experience more of life, my knowledge becomes wisdom.
As I experience my life in wisdom, I am filled with understanding.
As I am filled with understanding, I am free from judgment.
As I am free from judgment, I allow the energy to flow.
When energy is flowing, There is room for miracles.
I have the courage to hold sacred space and entertain the void of the unknown.
I am reborn each time I face a fear.
The way out is through.
Outside of my comfort zone lie miracles and magic.
I work with the medicine wheel to help me navigate through the void.
The medicine wheel provides the mysterious platform on which to access the deep magic of life.
As I build my life on the platform of the medicine wheel, I lay the groundwork for my ascension.
As my consciousness ascends, I have a top down view and a higher perspective.
The medicine wheel helps me to maintain a view of all perspectives.
The medicine wheel helps me to assemble my dream team both within and without, as I honor all aspects of myself.
I travel this life with courage, strength and confidence.
Courage, strength and confidence allow me to take even greater risks to open to even greater love.
I have the courage to love like God/dess loves.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Sai Maa Diksha Initiation


You are cordially invited to the Sai Maa Pure Light (Diksha) Initiation Ceremony on May 12th, Sunday afternoon 5-7pm at Church of Spiritual Light, 1939 Park Meadows Dr, Fort Myers, FL 33907. There is suggested donation of $25 to cover expenses, part of which will be donated back to Sai Maa's organization Humanity in Unity. The ceremony will be conducted by Rev. Renee Bledsoe.

After the initiation you will be a part of the spiritual lineage of Sai Ma and able to both give and receive the Pure Light Diksha Blessing.

“A Community without the tradition of Diksha is like a desert.  Only by wisdom can we understand how to make our life holy and sanctified. This wisdom itself is known as Diksha.” ~ Sai Maa

The Sanskrit word Diksha comes from the root da, to give plus ksi, to destroy and therefore is the process that bestows transcendental, spiritual knowledge while at the same time destroying the seeds of ignorance.  Many Great Masters have offered Diksha in many different forms however, Sai Maa Lakshmi Devi has brought us a simple, systematic approach that can be easily learned and offered by everyone.  We call this Sai Maa Pure Light Diksha.

We are entering a remarkable time for the world, unlike any other in recorded history.  There is a Great Shift, a universal transformation taking place that will propel humankind from doubt and confusion, into a Golden Age of Joy, Peace and Understanding.  Powerful new energies are being generated and radiated throughout the world.  Great blessings are being showered upon us.

Sai Maa tells us that the most effective tool to take full advantage of these Divine Gifts is the practice of giving and receiving Diksha.  This Pure Energy and Light begins a process of dynamic change, activating our dormant spiritual powers, releasing all that no longer serves us, opening the path to Enlightenment.


Sai Maa Diksha is the physical transference of Divine Light directly into the brain. It is a hands-on technique whereby the giver places his/her hands on the receiver's head and allows this Divine Light to flow directly into the brain, initiating the process of enlightenment by illuminating the mid-brain where our densest patterns and memories are stored.

Each one of us is born with the seeds of Divine light, love, wisdom and peace no matter what our life experience. Diksha cleanses the fear-based patterns that keep us from revealing and experiencing our Light thus enabling us to live as our true essence


In an unprecedented gesture of generosity, Sai Maa is freely offering this magnificent gift to the world.  If you are ready to bring Sai Maa Diksha to your friends and family, ready to train others and to be an active participant in the Great Shift, the following information is available to support you.

This Pure Energy and Light begins a process of dynamic change, activating our dormant spiritual powers, releasing all that no longer serves us, opening the path to Enlightenment.  Different spiritual lineages offer different intentions with their Diksha. Sai Maa Diksha is the initiation of bliss; bliss being an aspect of Enlightenment.

Click here to read more about Sai Maa Diksha

Munay-Ki Rite Transmission 1-9


'The Munay-Ki is your invitation to dream an entire new world into being."  - Alberto Villoldo, Founder

The prophecies of the ancient Americas speak about a period of great transformation, and foretell of a new human appearing on the planet – persons of wisdom and power who live free of fear and abide in their eternal nature, Homo luminous.

The Rites of the Munay-Ki transform and upgrade your luminous energy field. They are energetic transmissions that heal the wounds of the past-the karmic & genetic programs and beliefs you inherited.  They re-inform your DNA, enabling you to grow a new body that ages, heals, and dies differently.

The Munay Ki Rites 1-9 are given in order as follows:

2019 Summer Schedule
May 23  - 1st Rite  Thursday 6:30pm
May 30  - 2nd Rite  Thursday 6:30pm
June 13 - 3rd Rite  Thursday 6:30pm
June 27 - 4th Rite  Thursday 6:30pm
July 11 - 5th Rite  Thursday 6:30pm
July 26 - 6th Rite  Thursday 6:30pm
Aug 08 - 7th Rite  Thursday 6:30pm
Aug 22 - 8th Rite  Thursday 6:30pm
Aug 29 - 9th Rite  Thursday 6:30pm

The charge for each rite is $30 (donated to space)
The cost of your Shamanic Pi Stone is $8. The rites must be given in order.

Those of you that have traveled the medicine wheel journey's will find these rites extremely complimentary and compatible with the work that you have accomplished in your Addiction Alchemy Universal Medicine Wheel journeys.

The rites are given by Rev. Renee Bledsoe. Please RSVP via email to renee@weavestheweb.com or call 239-560-6314
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“We have been the keepers of rites that usher in who we are becoming as a people, as a planet. These processes are not only for the Indians, but for the entire world." 
                                        – Don Manuel Quispe to Alberto Villoldo, Ph.D.


Rite One: Healer’s Rite
Connects you to a lineage of luminous healers from the past to assist you in your personal transformation, awakening the healing power so that everyone you touch is blessed. We access tremendous spiritual assistance; ancient healers who help heal the wounds of the past and of our ancestors.

Rite Two: Bands of Power
Five energy belts are woven into your luminous energy field (LEF) for protection. They act as filters, breaking down any negative energies that come toward you into one of the five elements, earth, air, fire, water and light, feeding your LEF instead of allowing those energies to make you sick.

Rite Three: Harmony Rite
A transmission of the 7 Archetypes into the Chakras. First you receive the archetypes of serpent, jaguar, hummingbird and eagle; next you receive three archangels: the Keeper of the Lower World (our unconscious), the Keeper of the Middle World (our waking world), and the Protector of the Upper World (our super-conscious).

Rite Four: Seer’s Rite
Pathways of light connect the visual cortex with the third eye and heart chakra. This awakens the inner seer and your ability to perceive the invisible world of energy and Spirit.

Rite Five: Daykeeper’s Rite
You connect to a lineage of master healers from ancient times. Daykeepers can call on ancient altars to heal and bring balance to the earth, and on the sun to rise each day, bringing us into harmony with mother Earth. This rite helps you begin to heal your inner feminine, step beyond fear, and practice peace.

Rite Six: Wisdomkeeper’s Rite
You connect to a lineage of luminous beings from the past and the future. This rite helps you to begin to heal your inner masculine, step outside of time, and taste infinity.

Rite Seven: Earthkeeper’s Rite
This rite connects you to the archangels that are guardians of our solar system, stewards of all life on Earth. It lifts you from your earth-bound existence and sets your spirit free to begin your journey to the stars -beginning with the sun, our local star- so you may dream your world into being.

Rite Eight: Starkeeper’s Rite
This rite helps your physical body to evolve into Homo Luminous; the aging process is slowed down, your DNA is re-informed, and you become more resistant to disease. You accept the seat around a holy fire at the center of the Sun, a place that has been held for you since the beginning of time.
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Rite Nine: Creator Rite
As it awakens the Creator-light within, this rite brings stewardship for all creation -from the smallest grain of sand to the largest cluster of galaxies. Once you discover that Spirit not only works through you but AS YOU, and all of creation is happening inside you, the stewardship then becomes natural.

As you work with the germination of these rites you’ll be touched and blessed by angels. You simply need to open yourself to the wisdom of the Earthkeepers, and all will be bestowed upon you.

MAY 2019: True Abundance, True Love


“You are truly wealthy when you have something that money cannot buy." - Unknown

Sunday Talks with Rev. Renee Bledsoe
May 05 - True Abundance, True Love
May 12 - Church in Circle - Mother's Day [Rev. Maribel Figueroa]
May 19 - Prosperity Consciousness
May 26 - Soul Power

Please join in person or in spirit. If you cannot come to our sacred space in the physical but would like to connect YOU CAN do so! Just stop and take some time right where you are on Sunday morning and tune into our soul channel... light a candle, burn some incense, read something inspirational, observe a moment of silence and meditate.

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I think few would disagree that the first abundance is love. But what do most of us really know of the true nature of love? Most of us have spent a lifetime learning what love is not. Now the challenge is on to really take ourselves individually, and as a whole to the next levels of love. Our poverty will not uplift, enrich, support or create life. But our poverty observed has the potential to enlighten and teach us, and destroy belief systems surrounding lack and limitation, and allow ourselves to receive and create a life of true abundance, filled with love and blessings.

“Life in abundance comes only through great love.” ~ Elbert Hubbard

Throughout our lives love takes many forms, assumes many faces, and takes us places both inwardly and outwardly that stretch and grow us. Always opening us to experience the unloveable, to allow us to create the space for true love and true abundance to enter our hearts, and infuse our lives.When we realize and truly open to the absolute abundance of love, it has no choice but to outpicture in our lives. As we fill our daily existence with more expressions and opportunities to show love the universe responds. Lack is released and old belief systems about love, spirituality and religion, divinity, sexuality, partnership, friendship and prosperity start to shift and move, quake beneath our feet.

"Whatever we are waiting for – peace of mind, contentment, grace, the inner awareness of simple abundance – it will surely come to us, but only when we are ready to receive it with an open and grateful heart.” ~ Sarah Ban Breathnach

When we realize and truly open to the absolute abundance of love, it has no choice but to outpicture in our lives. As we fill our daily existence with more expressions and opportunities to show love the universe responds. Lack is released and old belief systems about love, spirituality and religion, divinity, sexuality, partnership, friendship and prosperity start to shift and move, quake beneath our feet.

"Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into." - Wayne Dyer

As we come to the realization that we are love, by practicing the art of love, new ideas and needs come into play that support the desire to release limiting beliefs, most especially about money. Money seems to be the paper equivalent of dynamite. If we hold and handle it correctly, with consciousness, care and respect, it can be utilized to great effect... but one false move... and boom.... total devastation. As with all things of great power this is true. Yet, if we kill the messenger, we never get the message. So what is the message of money?

“People with a scarcity mentality tend to see everything in terms of win-lose. There is only so much; and if someone else has it, that means there will be less for me. The more principle-centered we become, the more we develop an abundance mentality, the more we are genuinely happy for the successes, well-being, achievements, recognition, and good fortune of other people. We believe their success adds to…rather than detracts from…our lives.” ~ Stephen R. Covey

As we heal our relationship with money, and understand the energetics behind the paper and metal, we realize that we have been practicing with real world playthings that allow us to see how we are handling our dynamite... before it could blow us to bits. And some of us do get blown to bits, and in the process are released from the stranglehold of the little ego and the cosmic belief systems that have come to be attached to the money wound.

"Abundance doesn't follow giving until giving becomes its own reward." -Jan Denise

Money, like all things of great potential  tempts and calls us out like nothing else, with the exception of sex. Yet, we cannot blame the temptor. For if we do, we fall prey to the perpetuation of the old belief systems that say that money is bad, sex is bad and as Neale Donald Walsch says.... having alot of anything is bad. Inherently this is both true and false. It is a paradox. For we are really handing it to ourselves, testing ourselves and working with our ability to release our selfish separate selves that are driven by lack.

"The universe operates through dynamic exchange… giving and receiving are different aspects of the flow of energy in the universe. and in our willingness to give that which we seek, we keep the abundance of the universe circulating in our lives." ~Deepak Chopra

Our soul's are stalking us. The different aspects of ourselves are weighing in, counterbalancing and allowing us to attenuate the expression of our soul in the physical. So the truth is that while you are lost in lack and fear, you may well stay there... or by sheer force of will manhandle your way to apparent wealth. But the underlying energies of lack will remain no matter what has outpictures. For we do have the ability to work our will through the distortion of whatever belief system we are running it through.

“The world is full of abundance and opportunity, but far too many people come to the fountain of life with a sieve instead of a tank car… a teaspoon instead of a steam shovel. They expect little and as a result they get little.” ~ Ben Sweetland

As we continue to learn our lessons about proper energy management, and continue to open up to the glory of our own soul, we will ultimately begin to find our place, amongst our people, the world, and the entire cosmos. When we open up to the limitlessness of our souls, we find that the soul and the spirit are not bound up in lack. Yes, the soul may throw limitation your way, but it is largely for purposes of exploration and learning. When the soul's expression comes to meet the desire to receive in order to share, a very big portal and vortex of power begins to open within the mind, body, heart and soul connection to Spirit. And suddenly one day through this new, high and vital energy our perception shifts, and we realize that the Light, God or Higher Powers, Love and Money are all connected.

“To live a pure unselfish life, one must count nothing as one’s own in the midst of abundance.” ~ Buddha

As the realization unfolds and we actually perceive this not only inwardly, but outwardly, as well,our earthly possessions of all forms, including our money, our talents, our work, our energy, our light and our love go back from whence they came, and our absolute desire is to use the great gifts we've been given, in service to the Light and to bring even more love, joy, abundance and peace, creativity to the planet.  Furthermore, we come to the realization that our abundance was always there, and that all we have done is released the belief systems of lack and limitation, not because we've been wrong... but because we are ready to do more, take on more response-ability to bring love, and to allow ourselves to belong to the world.

This is true love... and that is true abundance. We do not attract what we want, we attract what we are. The power that is within us is beyond our conscious grasp, early in our human development. But when it is time to fly and we find our compassion and love for life has given our heart wings.

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May Affirmations
I see all the blessings that are bestowed upon me.
When I can see my blessings, I am grateful.
I do the work to see the light in my life.
It is my hearts desire to connect with the light of my soul.
The light of my soul guides me to my true calling.
My true calling knows no lack or limitation.
I no longer see limitation as lack.
I fill my heart with love and peace.
As I create with my hands my life is infused with creativity.
My creativity allows for positive expression.
I send blessings for the abundance of the world.
I am happy for others who are abundant.
I feel abundant in the Spirit.
I allow the abundance of Spirit to enter my heart.
As the abundance of Spirit enters my heart I am overflowing with love.
I open to more creative and responsible ways to express my soul and serve the world.
I am a New World Server who brings the Light and the Love of Creator to the earth.
As we formulate, invent, and create new energy becomes available to us all.
Our creations are connected.
When I am creative, I silently give others permission to create.
I am abundant in all things needful, both spiritual and material.
I am open to receiving what is necessary to continue in my life's mission.
My life mission and my purpose are important to us all.
As I step into my life purpose, I am instantly abundant.
I give to others that which I value in my life.
I activate the desire to receive in order to share.
I turn my physical bounty into spiritual gold.
As my purpose is realized I become responsive to the needs of my mission.
Generosity of Spirit and Gratitude for life is my True Abundance.
My abundance is backed in spiritual gold.
I am filled with True Abundance.

Monday, April 1, 2019

APRIL 2019: Your Vibe Attracts Your Tribe



The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes within the souls of people when they realize their relationship, their oneness with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize that at the center of the universe dwells the Great Spirit, and that this center is really everywhere, it is within each of us.-Black Elk

No one is an island. We are all in this together. We are connected. Even if we understand these things to be true from a spiritual perspective, as well as the physical, how do we reconcile our loneliness in a world full of 7 billion people? There is a big difference in "knowing" that we are interconnected, and living as if we are. That is where the rubber meets the road.

"And I saw that the sacred hoop of my people as one of many hoops that made one circle." - Black Elk

We are all craving something we cannot name in our relationships, a warmth, a closeness, an intimacy. Yet, often when we have made ourselves vulnerable in this way, we were hurt, abused or ignored. This had the effect of closing our hearts down for a time, until the pain of a closed heart became more painful than opening up again and risking letting others in. Or, when others opened up to us we hurt them, even inadvertently because we didn't understand how vulnerable they felt. In relationships where people are not taking responsibility for their own feelings either way, this leads to the inevitable shutdown, because we do not know what true intimacy looks like, and certainly do not yet possess a healthy sense of self. After all part of our journey here is to learn how to love.

“One can acquire everything in solitude except character.” ― Stendhal

Conversely enough, since we exist relationally, we cannot get a sense of self without the contrast of each other. So as we go into pseudo relationship, pretending to be connected, but truly not we still do not learn how to love.  For we are very busy blaming other people for our relationships and forgetting that we are the common denominator in every single one of our relationships. Sometimes we are fortunate, with enough practice, to see a pattern emerging. When that happens we have the opportunity to understand that our whole process in relationship has not been some random propensity for isolation and suffering, but to introduce us to lost parts of our psyche. When we can clearly see this and make these connections there is a true softening of the heart and a coming to compassion for what has been at work in our lives.

“What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured.” ― Kurt Vonnegut

We must remember that what occurs in the 1% or 3 dimensional/ physical aspect of our lives is giving us clues about what is going on in the 99% or unseen aspects. If we are to bring heaven to earth in our relationships, we must realize that there is a great unknown that wants to be revealed here through the mystery of our relationships. For, we did not come here to get lost in a one on one relationship and never experience the depths of love that come from loving humanity and this creation as passionately as we do our lover. Our soul will not let us rest until we love God/dess and have a real relationship with our divinity and our creator. Therefore apparent separation has been a part of our soul's evolution... and could be thought of at this stage as more of an involution, or the inward enfolding of the heart becoming centered from within.

“Lovers must not, like usurers, live for themselves alone. They must finally turn from their gaze at one another back toward the community. If they had only themselves to consider, lovers would not need to marry, but they must think of others and of other things. They say their vows to the community as much as to one another, and the community gathers around them to hear and to wish them well, on their behalf and its own. It gathers around them because it understands how necessary, how joyful, and how fearful this joining is. These lovers, pledging themselves to one another "until death," are giving themselves away, and they are joined by this as no law or contract could join them. Lovers, then, "die" into their union with one another as a soul "dies" into its union with God. And so here, at the very heart of community life, we find not something to sell as in the public market but this momentous giving. If the community cannot protect this giving, it can protect nothing...” ― Wendell Berry

Even as we come into community and truly connect with all our relations, we must connect not only spiritually, but also emotionally, mentally and physically. We must connect socially. We must connect from within, and from our heart fields unfolding. We must also connect etherically. Yet, we will not do this until we are ready for a kind of intimacy that outstrips anything we have heretofor known. This comes through a series of initiations. These are initiations of the soul and hearts readiness to truly love. But it is not just a readiness of desire, for their are certain structures and measures of character that must be present and whole enough to truly love, and to be a strong container for divine love, or agape to be held on earth.

"And I saw that the sacred hoop of my people as one of many hoops that made one circle, wide as daylight and as starlight, and in the center grew one mighty flowering tree to shelter all the children of one mother and one father." - Black Elk

The subtleties of tribal community in the modern world are being forged behind the scenes right now within our very own community, and within our hearts. For we are practicing the art of true community every day here. Tribal community is about much more than getting together and banging on drums... or even doing sacred ceremony. It is not just about anything we could physically "do" together. It is about the spirit and consciousness with which we gather. it is about an understanding that even when we are not physically gathered that we are still connected. This makes the gathering times that much more meaningful. It is about Cosmic universal Truth, that is abiding, and a reverence for the sanctity of life and this whole creation, including the unseen worlds.

“A proper community, we should remember also, is a commonwealth: a place, a resource, an economy. It answers the needs, practical as well as social and spiritual, of its members - among them the need to need one another.” ― Wendell Berry

True tribal community is about resonance and a harmonic convergence of souls. It is about absolute abundance of all things needful both spiritual and material. When we are ready to be on the path of love and release ourselves from the severity and the suffering path, we will come into true community. For it is here that life lessons are no longer learned through unconsciousness and malevolent shennanigans. Lessons are learned through true love. We live by the golden rule, and that is to treat one another as we would like to be treated. But the jewel in the crown is that the members of the community have and understanding of their own divinity and they have or are rapidly abolishing any distortions around the way they want to be treated.

“Without God man neither knows which way to go, nor even understands who he is... One of the deepest forms of poverty a person can experience is isolation... Poverty is often produced by a rejection of God's love, by man's basic and tragic tendency to close in on himself, thinking himself to be self-sufficient or merely an insignificant and ephemeral fact, a "stranger" in a random universe...The human being develops when ... his soul comes to know itself and the truths that God has implanted deep within, when he enters into dialogue with himself and his Creator... It is not by isolation that man establishes his worth, but by placing himself in relation with others and with God.”  ― Pope Benedict XVI

True tribal community must emerge... naturally and organically, as a result of a recognition of a deep common ground in complete wholeness. Any one of the aspects missing will not build true community. We may not be an island, but we are certainly asked to go deep within, to make friends with solitude and to learn how to love and relate from the inside out. It is our community, these faces of God/dess that have helped us to defy gravity from within and allowed our individual souls to soar for all to see, experience and delight in. As this outpictures, the true community is not only there to support... but the real story is that they have been a part of the midwiving of each of us as a soul, all along.

“Men are free when they are obeying some deep, inward voice of belief. Obeying from within. Men are free when they belong to a living, organic, believing community, active in fulfilling some unfulfilled, perhaps unrealized purpose. Not when they are escaping to some wild west. The most unfree souls go west, and shout of freedom.”  ― D.H. Lawrence

Sunday Talks with Rev. Renee Bledsoe
April 07 - Your Vibe Attracts Your Tribe - Celebrating 11 Year Anniversary!
                                           Luncheon Immediately following service
April 14 - Spiritual Partnership - Rev. Maribel Figueroa
April 21 - The Web of Life - Easter Service Church in Circle
April 28 - Brotherhood & Sisterhood of Light

Your vibe Attracts Your Tribe

I am connected soul to soul with all life.
I have something unique and precious to bring to my people and the world.
I allow myself to take the risk for love by being love.
If loving is my aim, then the very act of risk is the accomplishment.
I dare to love with my whole heart.
My love is my protection.
Divine love is my guide and my glory.
When I am truly loving, it is easy to allow others to be free.
My true community comes together on all levels of being.
My true community provides a safety net and support structure so each of us can flourish and evolve.
The love of my people slows me down and helps guide my choices for the highest good of all.
I trust in the light of my soul to guide us all to our greater good.
I am the light of my soul.
Spiritual partnership brings me onto the path of love.
I step fully onto the path of love and learn my life lesson through love and creativity.
I desire to receive in order to share God's love.
True community brings absolute abundance in all things.
There is always someone in my community who is willing to lend a hand.
I am of service to my community, as my soul's work is revealed.
I learn about how to be of proper service in true community.
I take my own council first through writing and meditation.
After I take my own council, I am open to receiving the wisdom of my community.
The small medicine wheel gives me the forum to receive the council of my community in a safe and sacred manner.
I am victorious in love.
I am learning how to love like God/dess loves.
I am listening to my soul, even as it slowly and silently emerges.
The divine I AM presence within me comes forth more easily,
as the oversoul of my spiritual community is revealed and strengthened.
I see my place in this world and am willing to take this rightful place.
I die the little ego deaths everyday if necessary to come into oneness with my tribe.
We are all connected by the creators love.
I see that love is the great connective force of this creation.
I am a loving, harmonizing force for good in the world.
I am an integral part of my spiritual community.
My vibe attracts my tribe.

Friday, March 1, 2019

MARCH 2019: Wisdom, Wellness & Wealth


“Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.” - Henry David Thoreau

Within every one of us is a Sage, Healer and a Magician. As we learn more about these parts of our selves we come into the depths of our own great mystery. This can give us insight into the heretofore unknown abilities that are emergent within us, and opens us up to the world of miracles, magic and our own true nature.

Join us this month at Church of Spiritual Light, as we focus on Wisdom, Wealth and Wellness and the potentials that lie deep within us. Having one without the other is virtually useless to us and keeps us in a state of lack in some area of our life. It could be said that health and wealth stem from wisdom - not knowledge alone, but a culmination of knowledge and understanding which leads us to the source of our true wealth: our wisdom.

“It is not the man who has too little, but the man who craves more, that is poor.” -Seneca

“Don't tell me where your priorities are. Show me where you spend your money and I'll tell you what they are.”- James W. Frick

Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort. --Franklin D. Roosevelt

Sunday Talks with Rev. Renee Bledsoe
March 03 - Trifecta of Wisdom, Wellness & Wealth
March 10 - Soul Call: Getting Wise to Life
March 17 - Sacred Circle Altar - Spring Equinox
March 24 - Know Thyself, Heal Thyself - Rev. Maribel Figueroa
March 31 - Healer, Sage, Magician

Wisdom Affirmations

I have access to the wisdom of the ages.
I am open to learning, un-learning and re-learning.
I experience new things with curiosity and wonder.
I appreciate and enjoy healthy foods.
I feed my soul, as well as my body.
I take only good things to my heart and soul.
I forgive my negative thoughts and feelings and tend to myself with loving care.
I am a dynamic, multi-dimensional being.
I tap into the knowledge of my ancestors, through my body wisdom.
I trust my body.
Being human is divine.
I receive all things needful, both spiritual and material.
Money flows to me easily.
I respect and appreciate the abundance and the energy of money.
I allow the life force to activate within me.
I enjoy good health by taking care of my body and mind.
I schedule fun into my life every day.
I am a vibrant, joyful being.
I move into the future with confidence and joy.
I am open to experiencing more bliss in my life.
My outer world is a reflection of my inner world and vice versa.
I am seen and heard for who I am and allow others to get to know the real me.
I allow the flow of the eternal will to good to enter my heart.
I take responsibility for my future and my life.
I awaken the healer and shaman within.
I awaken the magician within and utilize my will for highest purpose.
I engage the Master within to guide and guard me.
I am blessed with wisdom, wellness and wealth in all ways.