April 23, 2020

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

“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.” — Marie Curie

Don't forget to Join Us This Saturday and Sunday

Virtual Summit: Pathways to Calm and Inner Peace
Saturday April 25 10am - 6pm
Sunday April 26 9am 12:30 pm
We are all in this together and we want to help you find your way to a more calm and peaceful life!!
Eight Central New York practitioners have come together to provide you with tools for navigating through the troubled waters of stress, anxiety, fear and uncertainty.
There will be workshops on meditation, sound healing, yoga, and more...…….
Sunday at 10am there will be an ISD 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 YouTube. To register or for more information:

Keep reading for more information
Please help us keep our doors open by thinking about making a donation to ISD Oneonta by clicking below. If you are a member making a pledge, please mention that in the comments

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 YouTube stream or through Zoom link.

Here's the schedule:
Saturday, April 25th
What’s This All About? Finding Support, Tools, Mentors, and Meaning in the Chaos
Paula Petry, PhD, Rev. Diana Friedell and Rev. Story Lucile Ducey
11 AM
Resetting Your Nervous System with Sound: Vocal Toning with Singing Bowl & Guided Meditation into Your Sacred Garden
Presenter Paula Petry, PhD
12:00 PM
Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT): An easy technique to release negative emotional stressors and strengthens positive thoughts 
Presenter: Tom Meade
1:00 PM
Life After Death- Evidence that our Spirit Loved Ones continue on
Presenter: Rev. Diana Friedell
2:00 PM
Managing Chronic Pain, Naturally
Presenter: Marguerite Uhlmann-Bower, NYS Lic. R.N.
3:00 PM
Your Heart and Mind Are Here for You: Practices to Build Inner Calm and Resilience
Presenter: Cheryl DeDecker, M.S, BCH
4:00 PM 
Dipping into Your Spiritual Inkpot: An Introduction to Automatic and Inspirational Writing
Presenter: Renee Ranke
5:00 PM.
Easy Stretch Yoga
A class for all levels, slow paced and integrative
Your Yoga Instructor: Suzette Hayes
Sunday April 26th
9:00 AM
Easy Stretch Yoga
A class for all levels, slow paced and integrative
Your Yoga Instructor: Suzette Hayes
10:00 AM
Institute for Spiritual Development Metaphysical Church Service
11:15 AM
Clearing Effects of Electromagnetic Stress and Radiation
Presenter : Kimberly Winsor
  ***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 Narrow Way

Believe not those who say
The upward path is smooth,
Lest thou shouldst stumble in the way
And faint before the truth.
It is the only road
Unto the realms of joy;
But he who seeks that blest abode
Must all his powers employ.

Bright hopes and pure delights
Upon his course may beam,
And there amid the sternest heights,
The sweetest flowerets gleam; --

On all her breezes borne
Earth yields no scents like those;
But he, that dares not grasp the thorn
Should never crave the rose.

Arm, arm thee for the fight!
Cast useless loads away:
Watch through the darkest hours of night;
Toil through the hottest day.

Crush pride into the dust,
Or thou must needs be slack;
And trample down rebellious lust,
Or it will hold thee back.

Seek not thy treasure here;
Waive pleasure and renown;
The World's dread scoff undaunted bear,
And face its deadliest frown.

To labour and to love,
To pardon and endure,
To lift thy heart to God above,
And keep thy conscience pure, --

Be this thy constant aim,
Thy hope and thy delight, --
What matters who should whisper blame,
Or who should scorn or slight?

What matters -- if thy God approve,
And if within thy breast,
Thou feel the comfort of his love,
The earnest of his rest?
------------ Anne Brontë

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!!!!!

  • Animal shelters across the US have been emptying amid the coronavirus pandemic. People have been stepping up to foster and adopt shelter animals. Read the Yahoo news article Here (thank you Ally Sutton-Pyle for the article)
  • Chobani Yogurt is sending out a truck a day to donate to food pantries across the country. Read the WBNG article Here
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber's biggest musicals are streaming free on YouTube for a limited time. You can find out more information from timeout.com Here
  • Workers at the Braskem America plant in Philadelphia lived at the plant and worked for 28 days to manufacture polypropylene, a material needed to make N95 masks, medical gowns and other protective gear. Read the WBALTV article Here
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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Click on the Facebook icon on the bottom left of this newsletter and come along for the healing, love and Fun!!!!
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. . .