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Breath of a Death Doula

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By Analisa Domenica, ADL Admin

 

Breath of a Death Doula

My nature as a death doula is to provide comfort for the dying: comfort of mind, emotion, spirit, body, and breath. These are grievous times AND profound pathways for my ilk. Bearing witness from a distance, we encounter the sea of people across the globe, dying without family, friends or doulas by their side; alone without their loved ones. We are naturally inclined and trained for holding pure space, cradling bodies,...

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The Sky Picture - April 2020

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By Rev. Linda Bender

Aries, The Ram, has the Sun in Aries through the 18th of the month. Aries is the first sign of zodiac and you are always forging ahead and paving the way. Mars is the planet or guiding sign for Aries and Mars is action, energy, athleticism and independence. It is also the sign of war and a strong sexual drive. You accept your challenges and happily join the competition. Aries, you have a transformative year ahead for you!

Pluto has been in your tenth house of career for...

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Star Encounters - April 2020

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By Rev. Joy “Aphrodette” Gambon

Happy Birthday, Aries!

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APRIL OVERVIEW

LUNATIONS

This FULL MOON occurs on April 7, 2020 at 10:34:57 PM EDST, is in Libra, opposing the Sun in Aries and quincunx to Neptune in Pisces. Inner peace may feel elusive at this time and re-balancing moment to moment is seen. We may bounce between being extremely...

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3 Parts of Being an Angel

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Thank you all who are showing interest in an angel squad and can help structure it. Let us tackle three important parts of being an angel.

We, your ADL angels, have pointed out that in your ADL organization you have mostly angels. This did come as a complete surprise to many of you. For years you have done your wonderful work but did not yet recognize that it was at an angelic level. This is not unique to ADL and it happens to many others.

Before we discuss the...

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Pandemic (a poem)

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By Lynn Ungar (11 March 2020)

What if you thought of it
as the Jews consider the Sabbath—
the most sacred of times?
Cease from travel.
Cease from buying and selling.
Give up, just for now,
on trying to make the world
different than it is.
Sing. Pray. Touch only those
to whom you commit your life.
Center down.

And when your body has become still,
reach out with your heart.
Know that we are connected
in ways that are terrifying and beautiful.
(You could hardly deny it now.)
Know that our lives
are...

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Ombudsman Writings - February 2020

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By Rev. Randy Fillmore

I have to wonder at times if I'm the only one.  With my decades of training and experience steeped and ruled in procedures, processes, and regulations, I automatically think and react to life from and in an analytic frame of reference or perspective.

Growing up with the teachings of Unity, my time with ADL and other spiritual teachings opened a completely different world than my vocation. 

To some, it might seem schizophrenic, though I prefer to...

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Poem: Love Is All There Is

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By Rev. Barbara Powers Mayer

Love is All There Is
By Rev Barbara Lee Powers Mayer
licensed, ordained of Alliance of Divine Love since 2001

Love is all that is important to us
So let go strife and let go fuss

Love is in, out and all around
Love is really easy to be found for Valentine's Day 2020
or any day

Love is here, there, and every where
Look for the good and do or dare
Look around and what do you see
Lots of love like the deep blue sea

Family, lovers and friends.
bring wondrous...

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Star Encounters - January 2020

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By Rev. Joy “Aphrodette” Gambon, ADL

Happy Birthday, Capricorn!

CLASSES, SPECIAL EVENTS, AND HOURS BY APPOINTMENT!

820 B Franklin Road SW, Roanoke, VA 24016

www.aphrodette.com   540.400.0110 / 540.613.1070


JANUARY OVERVIEW

LUNATIONS

This FULL MOON LUNAR ECLIPSE occurs on January 10, 2020 at 02:21:11 PM EST. The Full Moon in Cancer will be opposing not only the Sun but Mercury, Saturn, and Pluto – all in Capricorn. It will also form a trine to Neptune in Pisces. The...

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The Sky Picture - January 2020

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By Rev. Linda Bender

The Sun is in Capricorn through the 20th and it is Capricorn’s time to shine in the Sun! You are generally known as stern, strict and disciplined, but there is another side to you. You have a sense of humor, even though it is dry and sometimes goes “over people’s heads”. Capricorn, the mountain goat, you are known as hard working, but all work and no play is not good for your mental or physical health, so have some fun and be sure to exercise.

The...

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Welcome to the New ADL Website (New Features)

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We have been working hard behind-the-scenes to take ADL to the next level. Now, we are excited to reveal the all-new online home for our ADL ministers!

What's new

Besides the overall design changes to the website, we have LOTS of new features and perks. Below is a quick list of some of the biggest upgrades (keep scrolling for more detailed descriptions).

  • Personal Account Access
  • Streamlined Payment & Signup Processes
  • Community Forums
  • ADL Blog
  • Online Courses (coming soon)

Personal Account...

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