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June 2021

In early June...
the world of leaf and blade and flowers explodes and every sunset is different.

                                                                                                                      - John Steinbeck

Sometimes when you're in a dark place
you think you've been buried when you've actually been planted.

                                                                                                                           - Recovery 4All

Announcement: Introducing your New Board of Trustees

It is with great pleasure that we announce the results of the Board of Trustees election for the 2021-2023 term.  The votes have been counted by our automated system, as well as verified. Additionally, on Sunday, June 13th the Board also voted for the following officers: 

  • Rev. Dr. JoAnn Elf Pessagno, President
  • Rev. Stacy M. Bourgeois, Vice President
  • Rev. Miche Restaino, Treasurer
  • Rev. Dr. Carrie Hinson, Secretary
  • Rev. Dr. Peg Gordon
  • Rev. Michael Tobolski
  • Rev. Dr. Karen Turek

We extend our sincere gratitude to all ministers who were nominated in this election for their dedication and commitment to our ministry.  We would also like to thank everyone who took the time to vote in this important election.  

In the greatest degree of love,
Your nominating committee:
Rev. Analisa Domenica
Rev. Charlotte McGinnis
Rev. Dr. Bonnie Barnes-Kelley
Rev. Therese Inzerillo

Words of Wisdom from Calvin of Simplero

When Rev. Kevin Taylor was researching platforms for our new website, there was much to consider technically. Additionally, a consideration was the philosophy of the founder - Calvin Corelli -  and hence, the company itself. We are lucky to receive Calvin's musings each week. We thought this one was good to share with all of you. It resonates so much with our own philosophy.


Human creative life force is my North Star.

My mission is to unleash creative human life force as much as I can.

Creative human life force is what makes products and services.

  • It creates art.
  • It solves problems.
  • It invents new technologies.
  • It makes food.
  • It builds houses.
  • It makes babies.
  • It makes us feel alive.

Creative human life force is what makes life worth living.

With eight billion people, there's an incredible amount of it available. Possibly the greatest energy source ever.

But so much of it gets wasted.

Think about it.

Our natural state is to be strong, healthy, alive, full of energy and life.

But look around!

How many people to you see who are like that?

Fired up. Life ON!

How many? Probably not a lot.


Because we're throwing our life force down the drain.

Wasting it. Not valuing it. Not understanding it.

It gets wasted by limiting beliefs.

By lack of exercise.

By all the crap we eat.

By alcohol and drugs.

By insecurities.

By fear.

By stupid rules.

My mission is to help eliminate as many of those as I can in my lifetime.

Expose limiting beliefs and harmful lies.

Encourage people to move and eat well and be full of joy, full of life.

Ignite people's passion, so they can use that fire to burn through all the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual garbage they've absorbed so far.

Help them identify their mission, their purpose, their "why", the thing that really gets them going.

Help them know who they are.

But we can fix this.

Let's create a massive coalition of coaches, educators, scientists (the kind who's actually applying the scientific method), spiritual leaders, marketers, technologists, thinkers, and investors.

Together we can really make a ding in the universe over the next

decade or two.

Let's get to work!

You in?


This is a weekly "love letter" from Calvin Correli, the founder of Simplero.

For more like this, follow me on InstagramTwitter, and YouTube.


  Emerge & Converge - Celebrating 50 Years of Divine Love!  

Mark your calendar and save the date - Thursday, Nov. 11th to Sunday, Nov. 14th

In Person Event!
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Event Overview

Since ADL becomes 50 years old this year, we will be celebrating this fall in North Carolina.

After Conference Events:

We are also planning on two trips after the conference: Sunday afternoon - a trip to Lake Lure and Chimney Rock. Monday we'll travel to The Biltmore in Asheville and on the way home stop at Sierra Nevada Brewery. 

Registration Fees:

ADL Ministers: $229          Non-Ministers: $249              Beloved: $229

Room Reservations:

Place room reservations directly with The Lodge at Flat Rock -  (828)-693-9910.

A few comments about our last conference:

"There were so many Aha moments. I couldn't pick my favorite because each session was my favorite." ~ Peg Gordon

"I agree with Peg and Brian - the whole WE was phenomenal, all the speakers were great. Really looking forward to the next conference. My heart is full tonight. Blessings to everyone." ~ Worth Bodie

"It's hard to pick just one Ah-ha moment, because there were so many, and I received great value from all the presenters."Anthony Gogue

"Dale Allen Hoffman's Session - Wow!" ~ John Kowalchyk

What's New

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Annie’s Corner - June 2021

by Rev. Annie Nelson

I recently made a decision to move to a new city, recognizing that I needed to be living in a more progressive environment; I desired a social-cultural atmosphere where my ideals and boundless energy can expand within a supportive network of like-minded people.  Now I know I did not have to physically move to experience what I wanted, but my intuition was strongly guiding me to do so; to leave my beautiful home, friends and family and relocate.  After much meditation and prayer, I stepped out on faith, and put my house on the market for sale and started the search for a new home. 

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Message from the Masters: New Moon Celestial Gathering - June 2021

Transcribed by Rev. Theresa Crabtree

We are always en-light-ened by the time we spend in communion with you. It is our highest hope and desire that you will take time from your busy day to commune with your “Higher Self” and personal Spirit Team more often, preferably on a daily basis.

This communion is essential for anyone who is diligent about pursuing enlightenment during their current incarnation. It is simple to do, but one’s busy-ness, disbelief and resistance makes it difficult for these discourses to be a daily occurrence.

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Star Encounters - June 2021

By Rev. Joy "Aphrodette" Gambon

This NEW MOON SOLAR ECLIPSE IS IN GEMINI! The Lights are kissing Mercury retrograde in Gemini as they form a triple square to Neptune in Pisces! Confusion reigns! It will be difficult to discern the truth from the deception. Do not believe everything you hear or see in the World or within yourself. Respond rather than react to information that is not verifiable. Think and think again. If it seems too good to be true – it may be misrepresented. If it seems tragically overwhelming, make sure you know the facts in this cycle before you rush to the rescue or feel disabled to help. Seek the truth. Know the facts. Thank me later!

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Founder Musings: Angel SD

Rev. Dr. Barbara Selwa Guidance

Let us meet together in the mountains of my world. A beautiful river flows way below us, on our steep ledge. A soft breeze blows as we look down the river into the night sky. We see our planet’s ring glowing in the deep midnight blue. We turn to my porch and I say, "Let’s build a fire and sit comfortably in front of it". Let yourselves relax. Soothe your soul while we learn.

Almost everyone knows what Divine Love is, however, there is much, much more to be learned...

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Paws of Love

by Ishwari (Rina Lichtinger)

Have you recently lost a beloved dog and feel you're falling apart? Ishwari (Rina Lichtinger) -- a lightworker and author who supports people's awakening to their Divine plans -- has been through the same thing and understands.

Allow her to hold your hand as she shares the story of how, with divine guidance, the devastating sorrow and grief triggered by the death of her beloved Rexi finally evolved into empowerment.

Divine guidance also led Ishwari to write this book - a template of seven spiritual practices you can follow to heal your heart after the dog you love so much leaves you and transforms into spirit.

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ADL Minister Updates

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(posted in the ADL Ministers Community)

ADL National Office Report

See what the ADL National Office staff have been up to this month.

See posts from fellow ADL Ministers

ADL Minister Forum

(must be signed in as an ADL Minister to access)

ADL Mentors supporting each other

ADL Mentor Forum

(must be signed in as an ADL Mentor to access)

Welcome New ADL Ministers-In-Training!

We wholeheartedly welcome the following people to ADL's Ministerial Program.

  • Kathleen Turner
  • Chelsea Medina
  • Susan Mayo
  • Chelsea Medina

Announcement: Searchable Minister Directory!

The right software finally arrived and we now have a searchable directory on our website. At the current time, it is for ADL ministers only. In the future we'll be contacting you about a public directory. In the meantime, check out the video from Rev. Kevin Taylor on how to use it.

How to use the Minister Directory

Learn about the ADL Directory


The Timeless Love of Twin Souls

by   Janet Kay Darling

Your twin soul, your soul mate or your lifetime partner are all expressions of love being present in your life.

They are there for the purposes of bringing you exactly what you need when you are most in need of it.

This is because people come into your life so as to be with you in certain ways that you are not consciously aware of.

Although you may not appreciate it, they are actually your teachers where you in turn teach them valuable lessons which they are in need of.


Upcoming Events

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ADL Minister Connection

WHEN: 2nd Saturday each month, at 11:00 am (EST)


ADL Online Event-Minister Connection

ADL Happy Hour

WHEN: Fridays at 4:00 PM (EST)



A Course in Miracles/Way of Mastery
Support and Study Group

WHEN: Fridays at 11:00 AM (EST)



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Sunday Soulful Conversations

WHEN: Sundays at 10:00 AM (EST)

WHERE: Facebook Live


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