I Open Myself
by Rev. Rita Scheibeck
As I gently open myself to Spirit, I allow myself to receive the wisdom and understanding of my Divine Soul in all its many forms; I need only take a moment to receive.
As I open myself to Universal Love, I know beyond doubt that I am capable of a pure and deep love for myself and for others. When anger or frustration block my unconditional love, I gen…
Learning and Sharing
by Rev. Jayne Jarvis
Back in 1989 while driving my son to his first year of college in Greensboro NC we stopped at a fast food place to pick up breakfast. He went into the store while I waited in the car.
Parked next to me was a vehicle full of chattering young men eating in their vehicle. As they ate, they threw out their refuse on the ground between our vehicles. It greatly annoyed me. I could feel the self-right…
ADL Newsletter | January 2023
The New Year Is Upon Us; Now What?!?
Well, the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season 2022 has come to an end, except for those of us who have said things like: "Let's get together just after Christmas since it's so hectic right now." For us, there's still a little bustle going on! Still, it's relatively quiet on the home front now, except for the clean-up required in the post-Christmas wrapping and decorating frenzy. Those of us who are fanatical about holiday de…
Winter Solstice – 3:47PM CST December 21, 2022
by Rev. Dr. Barb Rothwell
It is said that this time of year is a time of celebration for the passing of the darkness into the lightness of what is yet to come. A time of new beginnings, a time of reviewing our deeds of the past and preparing for the future. As the winter solstice approaches, our days of light have shortened, and our nights have lengthened until we reach the solstice.
This is the time of year when the darkness can feel like a heavy weight pressing down on us, limiting us of our…
The Christmas Gift
by Rev. Rita Scheibeck
The holidays are upon us already! When did that happen?!? In fact, many countries around the globe have festivities in full swing by now. The December season holds celebrations of many different kinds and for people of a great variety of religious faiths and secular customs. Some celebrate it as the birth day of Jesus and some look forward to the arrival of Santa or Father Christmas. Others celebrate very diverse holidays during December such as Hannakk…
Connecting With Rev. Dr. Barb Hanshaw
by Rev. Tony Gogue
I’ve never had the pleasure of meeting our ADL founders in person. Sure, I’ve seen and heard some of the messages that Barb Selwa delivered over the years since my ordination, and each one was always full of profound insight. They are an encouraging reminder of why we choose to become ordained through ADL – being true to our Selves, and letting that Divine expression of Love shine through.
Since she ascended from this Earthly plane in 2011 (five years before I became an…
My title is composed of two very short, very simple words. What they express is an important Truth. In my writings I refer to this phrase in many ways: Infinite Source Energy, Divine Mind, the Collective Creators, and All-That-Is, to name a few. When we speak of the I Am, we are speaking about all of these things and more.
Commonly, when we use the word "I," we are referring to our individual human selves. It's the self that we are menta…
Teaching Spiritual Healers How to Mentor Humans and Getting Paid for Our Services
by Rev. Vickie Spray
When I opened my spiritual counseling practice over ten years ago, I was terrified. There were days that I could not even get out of bed. There were also days that I listened to spiritual books, watched spiritual TV, and just continued my dig of self-healing while I saw just enough clients to keep my office rent paid and as I barely worked enough hours at a part time job to pay my half of the mortgage. I was fifty years old and here I was in completely new territory. T…
I breathe in deeply and exhale several times, preparing for my time in the silence.
I take time today for a full meditation and I allow myself the most luxurious feelings of my Oneness with Divine Source Energy.
(I take several deep, relaxing breaths.)
I first become conscious of my absolute connection to the Divine, to the awareness that I am not alone, ever, but always One with Source.
(I take several slow brea…