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World AWAKE

Bridging Inter-Faith and
Inter-Spiritual Communities
by Linking Spirit, Service and Care

July 16th, 2020 Community Newsletter

Summer greetings, !!!name!!!,
 

Board Chair's Message

Greetings members and extended community around the world,

We hope you are enjoying the warmth of Summer.

On behalf of World AWAKE, we are in deep gratitude to Rev. Cynthia McCarthy for serving on our Board of Directors as our Communications and Social Media Director. Her gifts and talents truly shined as she put them to use on the graphics of our website, brochure and postings. We thank her for her gracious time and are so grateful to have her as a part of our organization and support her in all her spiritual endeavors.
Rhonda Schienle
Rev. Rhonda Schienle
World AWAKE is aware that not all locations across the states and our international connections are fully operational. In fact, we have heard some locations have reclosed and has brought on additional feelings and frustrations. This is why many of you have informed us that our gatherings on Zoom have helped during this difficult time.

We are delighted to let you know and our extended community around the world, more gatherings on Zoom are to come. They are already in the works. Stay tuned for future newsletters.

To our members, we are excited to announce we are having another fun “Hot Chocolate Social” like last year. We will have raffles, asking your input on our 2021 retreat, Zoom gatherings and other new, exciting ideas.

There is a “Wedding Intensive: The Art of Marriage Ceremonies” Certification Workshop being offered by Author, Interfaith Minister and Director of Outreach for World AWAKE. 3 Thursdays, beginning July 23rd, 2020. All are welcomed.
Blessings and Gratitude
Rev. Rhonda Schienle

World AWAKE Board Chair

Reciprocal Partners

New Reciprocal Partner Announcement
World AWAKE is delighted to announce our new reciprocal partnership with “Miracles Magazine” and founder Rev. Jon Mundy, Ph.D.
Miracles Magazine

The Abbey of HOPE

Abbey of Hope

All Faiths Seminary International

AFSI

Raising The Vibration

Raising the Vibration
Tree of Life

The Tree of Life Interfaith Temple

Chaplain's Corner

Opening Your Spiritual Tool Bag

Last month I wrote about anxiety and losing control of so many things that were in the past. I pray that everyone who read the article was at least able to take baby steps from the house of fear to God’s house of love. My own feet were very slow but I very carefully took baby steps out of fear and stayed in God’s house of love more and more.

During one of my fear moments I opened my own spiritual tool bag to see if there was anything I could use for myself.

I looked at all the many items and realized I will not be able to use most of them anymore with others because of COVID restrictions, but I could use them for myself. So I went into action!

I brought out the lavender aromatherapy, the wide variety of blessing oils, my small book of blessings, the little tea light (battery operated), laid out my angel coins, my prayer beads and grabbed the hand olive wood cross.
Rev. Judi Painter
Rev. Judi Painter
I began to pray that I would be willing to change my attitude and my actions. I prayed that the new way of life that is inevitable to us all would open new possibilities and allow us to keep our hearts open to God’s Love.

So on June 13th, 2020 I turned what was over to my Divine Spirit, the good, the bad, the ugly. And then I listened for a response. The response I have received back is that change can often be frightening. We as humans stand on our own two feet, speak our own words and express our unique selves. This has not changed. I was led to Proverbs 4:20 in the Bible which says:

“Listen, to what I say. Listen carefully. Keep these thoughts ever in mind; let them penetrate deep within your heart, for they will mean real life for you and radiant health. Listen to me!”


My question to all that read this is “What is in your spiritual tool bag? What can you use for yourself? How will you listen with others and yourself?
Spiritual Bag
Wishing you Peace and Love,
Chaplain Judi Painter
World AWAKE Director

Inspirational Quote

 
Whether One Believes ...
“The Divine in All Things”
~ Panache Desai

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