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Rev. Ed Carrasquillo - Our Solstice Cairn Maker

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By Revs. Brian and Pam Crissey

Here in Western North Carolina, we gathered 20 people around a sacred fire that was started ceremoniously at the moment of solstice at 5:04 a.m. and kept going until sunset. Everyone was smudged, and we carried out the ancient Aboriginal commencement ceremony for gathering around a fire, each one facing the fire, giving a gift, tapping Mother Earth six times and then being joined by the next one to the right, until all tapped together six times and the group was a…

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Star Encounters - January 2021

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By Rev. Joy “Aphrodette” Gambon

Happy Birthday, Capricorn!


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JANUARY OVERVIEW

LUNATIONS

This NEW MOON occurs on January 13, 01 at 12:00:02 AM EST. The Lights are kissing in Capricorn and conjunct Pluto. This trilogy reveals no aspects to the traditional planets. An Aquarian trilogy is also evident with Saturn, Jupiter and Mercury form triple squares to…

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Ombudsman Writings - January 2021

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By Rev. Randy Fillmore

"What's In A Name?"

Over the past several years, the membership and make-up of the Alliance of Divine Love has changed - and that’s a good thing.

My observation is that we as an organization are no longer lone islands of light scattered around the country and some other far-away lands. We are no longer defined by our regional affiliations. We are no longer limited through long-distance calling periods.

As our organization has matured and evolved, we now seem to be conn…

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Essence of the Month: Lavender (January 2021)

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by Rev. Shellie Enteen

There is no better way to begin the Aromatic Year than with a discussion of Lavender (Lavandula officinalis), as it is generally thought of as “the one essence to have if you can have only one.” The beautiful purple flowers have made Lavender a popular garden plant in many countries. From ancient times, it has been used as a strewing, sachet, and bath herb (its name deriving from the Latin lavare, to wash.) For aromatic qualities, the finest Lavender is produced in Englan…

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Bach Flower of the Month: Mimulus (January 2021)

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by Rev. Shellie Enteen

By way of introduction, the first series of articles on the Bach Flower of the Month will focus on the Twelve Healers. These were the original remedies discovered in the 1920s and 30s by English physician Dr. Edward Bach as he searched for a totally noninvasive method to heal all ills—physical, mental, and emotional—a goal he had since childhood. He was an intuitive, observant ‘sensitive’ who recognized the effect of the mind’s negative vibration on the body and the resul…

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Star Encounters - December 2020

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By Rev. Joy “Aphrodette” Gambon

Happy Birthday, Sagittarius!

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DECEMBER OVERVIEW

LUNATIONS

This NEW MOON SOLAR ECLIPSE occurs on December 14, 2020 at 11:16:25 AM. The Lights are in Sagittarius and conjunct both Mercury and the Tail of the Dragon! These four are in quadruple trine to Mars in Aries, in quadruple square to Neptune in Pisces, and in quadru…

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Ombudsman Writings - November 2020

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By Rev. Randy Fillmore

"Now What?"

With seemingly multiple hundred-year events happening since 2020 began, we've been reluctant even to think about "Now What"?.  Wild fires, pandemic, civil unrest, loss of historic civil rights leader and a champion for equal protection, and now, we're embarking on a national election that will result in certain national upheaval regardless of the outcome.

Besides all the above, I have pondered the "Now What" question from another perspective.  Not meant to d…

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Star Encounters - November 2020

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By Rev. Joy “Aphrodette” Gambon

Happy Birthday, Scorpio!

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NOVEMBER OVERVIEW

LUNATIONS

This NEW MOON occurs on November 15, 2020 at 12:0:02 AM EDT and the Lights are kissing in Scorpio and form triple sextiles to Pluto, Jupiter, and Saturn in Capricorn! The emphasis is on safety and survival. There will be variation and possibilities to tweak some of the…

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Ombudsman Writings - October 2020

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By Rev. Randy Fillmore

"Aaaaarrrrgggghhhh"

There are days when as much as I want to demonstrate calm and peaceful demeanor, I allow circumstances to alter my thinking and resulting actions, where I am anything but peaceful and calm. The more upset I get, the more things seem to spiral into the abyss of cross between a day-in-the-life of cartoon character Charlie Brown and the Friday the 13th horror movie franchise.

When I begin to experience such a day, I want to remember to stop, breathe, an…

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Star Encounters - October 2020

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By Rev. Joy “Aphrodette” Gambon

Happy Birthday, Libra!

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OCTOBER OVERVIEW

LUNATIONS

This FULL MOON occurs on October 1, 2020 at 05:05:07 PM EDST, is in Aries and kissing retrograde Chiron as they oppose the Libra Sun! Choose healthy activities and sustenance and strive for balance in your lifestyle at this time! The “thee” and the “we” will be quite evid…

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