April 16, 2020

The Institute for Spiritual Development
Oneonta Chapter
A Metaphysical Church and School for Spiritual Development

"Joy is prayer; joy is strength: joy is love; joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls"
--------- Mother Teresa

Church is this Sunday!!!

Sunday April 19th at 10am
There will be prayer, meditation, healing, and messaging. Homily by Amanda Hoover, "What is Truth" a really important message for these confusing times.
It won't be the same without you, so make sure that you join us!!

Join Zoom Meeting at 10am on Sunday April 19th

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This year's Shift Fair with Lisa Williams had to be postponed until next year.
But we are offering something pretty special on that same weekend....keep on reading!!!

Saturday April 25th and Sunday April 26th
Don't miss this virtual wellness summit; a collaboration between the Institute of Spiritual Development and the Light of Heart Sanctuary
During these challenging times, we wanted to do something to help. This summit brings together eight upstate holistic practitioners to offer YOU methods for dealing with anxiety, fear, grief, and uncertainty.

Participants join via Live FB stream or through Zoom link. They can come in and out of the sessions, as needed; they see the presenters but are not seen. Many of the one-hour segments are experiential, for example you won’t be learning about Emotional Freedom Technique, you will be practicing it. The same for sound healing, guided meditations, hypnosis, inspirational writing, chronic pain relief, and yoga.
Other segments will help people find meaning in the chaos. The Rev. Kathy Kerston, a renowned astrologer and the pastor and director at ISD Sparta and, will share a startling truth about our planet’s alignment and what it means for our country. Rev. Diana Friedell, co-director of ISD – Oneonta, will share evidence that our Spirit loved ones continue on, for all those grieving or fearing the loss of a loved one.
Sunday will conclude with ISD’s metaphysical church service, with a virtual healing bowl, live music, and Dr. Petry’s homily, “Fall in love and let it teach you about life.”
The Summit is offered as a Zoom Webinar and will simultaneously go Live on Facebook. To register or for more information:

  ***And Don't forget****

We have a plethora of online development circles to choose from! Yes I said 'plethora'!!
Monday evening, Wednesday evening, Thursday morning, or every other Thursday night. Take your pick. We have meditation and messaging or 'dream weaving'....please join us and tap into your own spiritual connection

  Suggested Donation for these circles is $10
We understand that many are suffering with financial stress during this time.
No amount is too small and no amount is required!! Please click below to make a donation to ISD

ISD Development Circles:
Come to one, or two, or join them all!!

Monday Evenings 7-8:30 pm ....
The Art and Science of Intuitive Development
I ntuitive Development Circle under the leadership of Story L. Ducey, "the Ivy League Psychic".
Story connects Scientific Research into consciousness studies, and the human energy field. Helping us to understand how our bodies are wired for telepathy and intuition. Lots of practice with intuitive techniques, and more. .
This is a healing/meditation Zoom circle every Monday night
RSVP to Story storyducey@gmail.com

Wednesday Evenings 5:30-6:30 pm .. ..
Healing and Harmony: Meditation & Healing Circle
ISDOneonta- Facebook Live with our own pastor and co-director, Rev. Diana Friedell
Weaving Balance & Harmony into our Life Path- Diana leads us on a unique Guided Meditation or shamanic journey to not only send healing to our friends and loved ones in these perilous times, but to connect with our spirit guides to get answers to our life path questions. Diana will also give psychic readings in answer to your questions as time allows. 
RSVP with interest in attending this circle to Diana at info@dianafriedell.com
More Info about Diana:

Thursday Mornings 10-11:30am ....
Dream Message Circle
J oin a Meditation and Intuitive Development Circle with Rev. Story Lucile Ducey. This circle is dedicated to receiving, recording and discussing the messages many of us are receiving ( and trying to recall!) in our ‘night school journeys.’
Click below for additional details
 RSVP to Story storyducey@gmail.com

Every Other Thursday Evenings 6-7 pm ....
Awaken your Divine Creator
Join our new Co-Director, Amanda Hoover, for an interactive healing/meditation zoom circle every 2nd and 4th Thursday evening at 6pm. Amanda will lead the group in a metaphysical discussion about this current time and awakening as a divine creator. This will be followed by a healing/creation guided mediation for participants, incorporating techniques from both Zen Buddhism and Shamanic Journeying. Please send a message to us privately through Facebook messenger, including your full name and e-mail address, if you would like to participate.

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The Joy of Little Things

It's good the great green earth to roam,
Where sights of awe the soul inspire;
But oh, it's best, the coming home,
The crackle of one's own hearth-fire!
You've hob-nobbed with the solemn Past;
You've seen the pageantry of kings;
Yet oh, how sweet to gain at last
The peace and rest of Little Things!

Perhaps you're counted with the Great;
You strain and strive with mighty men;
Your hand is on the helm of State;
Colossus-like you stride . . . and then
There comes a pause, a shining hour,
A dog that leaps, a hand that clings:
O Titan, turn from pomp and power;
Give all your heart to Little Things.

Go couch you childwise in the grass,
Believing it's some jungle strange,
Where mighty monsters peer and pass,
Where beetles roam and spiders range.
'Mid gloom and gleam of leaf and blade,
What dragons rasp their painted wings!
O magic world of shine and shade!
O beauty land of Little Things!

I sometimes wonder, after all,
Amid this tangled web of fate,
If what is great may not be small,
And what is small may not be great.
So wondering I go my way,
Yet in my heart contentment sings . . .
O may I ever see, I pray,
God's grace and love in Little Things.

So give to me, I only beg,
A little roof to call my own,
A little cider in the keg,
A little meat upon the bone;
A little garden by the sea,
A little boat that dips and swings . . .
Take wealth, take fame, but leave to me,
O Lord of Life, just Little Thing
---Robert William Servic e

Don't forget to join us every day at 5pm as we pause to pray and send our healing energies where they are most needed right now

Calling all ISD Energy Healers and Prayer Warriors

A message from Jo Ann Wormuth:
Our thoughts have great power. When we focus those thoughts in a group consciousness with a singular intention, miracles will happen.
As Director of the ISD Healing Program, I am seeking volunteers to come together as a family with a daily healing and prayer.
We will set an intention to transmute COVID 19 worldwide, pray for the well-being of our dear Mother Earth, and send healing to our friends and family members.
Each day at 5 PM EST, we will pause for about 10 minutes and meditate and pray with the intention of sending healing energy to all.
You do not have to be present each day. Requests for healing or suggestions should be submitted at the below ISD website l ink:

Jo Ann Wormuth
And the Good News Is!!!!!

  • The Parson's Daughter, Norwich plays Easter Bunny to UHS Chenango Memorial hospital staff. ISD's own Sharon Jeffer donated her business's stock of Easter candy to honor the local hospital staff. Enjoy The Evening Sun article Here
  • On April 14th, Westport, CT that state's epicenter for COVID-19, saw its first day with no new cases since the start of the pandemic. Read the Daily Voice article Here
  • New Jersey natives: Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Chelsea Handler, Tony Bennett, Danny DeVito, Whoopi Goldberg, Kelly Ripa, Jon Stewart..among others will be banding together for a New Jersey benefit. Check out the NY Post article Here
  • Highly recommended**DO this!!Yale's most popular class EVER is available for free online. Sign up for The Science of Well Being Here. Free enrollment started on 4/9
  • Mylan Pharmaceuticals donates anti-malaria tablets to the US and international COVID-19 studies.Here is the link to the wboy.com news article
Angels among us:
Thanks and prayers to all of those in the medical field. They are the warriors in the front lines...We send our blessings to you all for your courageousness.
We also send our gratitude to those essential employees; farmers, grocery store employees, trash collectors, post office workers, those working the homeless shelters....
The list goes on and they all deserve our thanks!

THE ISD Oneonta Annual CONVENTION has been temporarily postponed. Please keep an eye on this space for the updated date
At this meeting we review our tremendous progress in the past year, celebrate our successes, set new goals & visions for where ISD is headed in the next year, and most importantly approve the ISD Budget for 2020-21
Let your Voice be Heard! If you want to VOTE at this meeting, you need to be a MEMBER! How do I become a member? CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT!

Don't forget, it is time for our ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL:
Already a Member? Many have already renewed. . . how about you?
Membership must be renewed before the CONVENTION
Renew your membership NOW at ISD on line here : ISD Membership Renewal
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Available for Distance Healing, while we are practicing social isolation for the next couple weeks- Tim Keys does healing sessions Email him directly to schedule your time slot! tk.bridgeoflight@gmail.com
Rev. Diana Friedell, Pastor & Co-Director A popular area medium and psychic for 17 years, graduate of Fellowships of the Spirit, Lily Dale, NY & SUNY Oneonta, Rev. Diana is astounding in her commitment to bring the Institute to Oneonta as a gathering place for all who want to explore their own Divine nature & expand intuitive gifts. I look forward to chatting with you! 607-433-2089
See my brand new website! Thank you Dan Afriacano: www.dianafriedell.com
Also available for private phone readings/consultations during these changing times.

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Exciting Updates to our ISD Leadership
Shown- Amanda Hoover, Co-Director and Renee Ranke
Amanda Hoover - Co-Director w/Diana
Story Lucile Ducey,
Adult Education/Programming Chair
Ministry Training Program
Renee Ranke – Adult Education/Programming Co-Chair
& Newsletter Editor
Jo Ann Wormuth Developing Healing Certification Program to start in September!
Many more new leaders are stepping up. . . more to come
Founding Pastor, Rev. Sue has retired to concentrate on her healing right now. If there is anything we can do she will let us know. But meanwhile, the strong leadership at ISD continues to build on 3 years of groundwork for this amazing institution. We could use your help. If you can volunteer to help with the Bookstore, hospitality, ushering, building maintenance, website, office tasks, shopping- Just call or email! Diana!
Your gift helps to sustain Oneonta's first Metaphysical Church and learning center. . .