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Om Mani Padme Hum

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OM MANI PADME HUM.

Om = the vibration or sound of the universe; represents divine energy and generosity and purifies the ego
Ma = represents ethics and purifies jealousy
Ni = represents patience and purifies want or desire
Pad = represents diligence and purifies ignorance and judgment
Me = represents concentration and purifies attachment
Hum = the unity of all; represents wisdom and purifies hatred

OM MANI PADME HUM (OHM-MAH-NEE-PAHD-MAY-HUM)...Is Sanskrit, meaning "Praise to the Jewel in the Lotus." I…

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The Serenity Pause

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by Rev. Rita Scheibeck

Today I saw the sweetest affirmation in one of my daily meditations from the "Daily Word" published by Unity.(see dailyword.com) The sentence was "Peace and calm are mine as I take a serenity pause." The idea of a "serenity pause" tickled me and made me think I should take one frequently. I mean, when you think about it, how many times a day do we need one of those?

After all, there are countless cars on the road that come with hair trigger brakes, no turn signals, and obl…

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ADL Newsletter | October 2022

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Our ADL newsletter, THE ROSE, blends the traditional printed newsletter feel with a modern, digital world user experience. In other words, when viewing this online, buttons and links are clickable to access more information.

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Exasperating Meditations

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by Rev. Rita Scheibeck

 

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Full Enlightenment Revisited

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by Rev. Rita Scheibeck

 

I am hopeful that everyone who read my latest ADL blog will understand that I could never disparage any books, seminars, or other learning tools in my articles. Most of us (I most assuredly include myself!) wouldn't be where we are today without the guidance and assistance of others and of the tools we have used to help us along our paths. We have learned and grown from a great variety of outside influences.

The concept I meant to emphasize in my blog is that for me, at…

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Where Is My Enlightenment?

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by Rev. Rita Scheibeck


Sometimes it seems that I am always chasing after the best technique for finding myself and my true path in life. I often depend on the latest inspirational book, the next self improvement seminar and the easy five, ten or twenty step system to personal empowerment. I frequently find myself with a hole in my pocket where my money vanished, and no more enlightened than when I sought assistance to begin with.

So I ask myself, "Why is it so hard to find the enlightenment th…

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ADL Newsletter | September 2022

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Our new ADL newsletter, THE ROSE, blends the traditional printed newsletter feel with a modern, digital world user experience. In other words, when viewing this online, buttons and links are clickable to access more information.

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My Transformation Into Oneness

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by Rev. Rita Scheibeck


The chatter that sometimes fills my mind is like a small patch of leaves that is easily blown away by a gentle summer breeze. When I focus on my breathing, I let outside disturbances float in and out of my consciousness: the neighbor's lawnmower, the gurgling of the ice maker, the delivery truck in the street.

As I allow the leaves of distraction to drift away, I make room in my awareness for the knowledge that I am One with All-That-Is. My realization of Oneness deepens…

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Founder Musings: Love’s Gentleness and Openness

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Message from our founder, Rev. Dr. Selwa

 

Hi, this is Barb Selwa, Co-Founder of ADL. With me is my guide, SD, a high Angel. He speaks through me.

Let’s emphasize Love’s gentleness and openness. When we change proceed with kindness and love, for example. And this should go with everyday life for you, kind and loving.

When a person is confronted with a negative approach, others in power must find out why this is happening? We must be kind at all time, no exceptions.

SD, “We are going to take…

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