April 30, 2020

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

If you are a dreamer, come in
If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar,
A hope-er, a pray-er, a magic bean buyer...
If you're a pretender, come sit by the fire
For we have some flax-golden tales to spin.
Come in!
Come in! "................. Shel Silverstein

Don't Forget Church is Sunday
Sunday May 3rd at 10am on Zoom (just click on 'Join Zoom' below)
Join us for prayer, contemplation, and good friends!!!!
Homilist Rev. Story Lucile Ducey "The Gift of Group Mind"

Topic: ISD Service May 3,2020
Time: May 3, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Marguerite Uhlmann-Bower

This Saturday May 2nd
If you missed her workshop during last weekend's Virtual Summit, or if you joined it and are looking for more information............
Marguerite Uhlmann-Bower offers us more insight into managing chronic pain.
Don't miss this workshop on Saturday May 2nd
Saturday May 2, 2020 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Join nurse herbalist Marguerite Uhlmann-Bower for an introductory class on managing pain naturally.
Marguerite will share self-care methods, body work, aromatherapy, foods, herbal remedies and basic body adjustments that can lessen and reduce chronic pain, simply and easily.
General Tuition: $35 or $30 for ISD Members

We have Online Development circles!!!!
Choose your circle!!
Join one/two/or join them all!!
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
Next Circle is Thursday May 14th
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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Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Thank you to everyone who joined us this past weekend as ISD participated in our first ever virtual webinar, “Pathways to Calm & Inner Peace” in partnership with Light of Heart Sanctuary and Paula Petry.

Thanks to you it was an incredibly successful event....
On Saturday there were workshops in Sound Healing, Emotional Freedom Technique, Evidence of life after death, Managing Chronic Pain, Using your mind and heart to find inner calm and resilience, and an introduction to Automatic Writing.
The serene day of healing concluded with a relaxing yoga session.
Sunday morning kicked off with another yoga class, leading us into a beautiful ISD service, and the summit finished off with a terrific workshop on Clearing the Effects of Electromagnetic Stress and Radiation.
For any of you that missed it the full webinar is available on YouTube (please ignore any ‘technical issues’!!).
Saturday’s link is here: Saturday Seminar and
Sunday’s session is here: Sunday Seminar

We dream—it is good we are dreaming
We dream—it is good we are dreaming—
It would hurt us—were we awake—
But since it is playing—kill us,
And we are playing—shriek—
What harm? Men die—externally—
It is a truth—of Blood—
But we—are dying in Drama—
And Drama—is never dead—

Cautious—We jar each other—
And either—open the eyes—
Lest the Phantasm—prove the Mistake—
And the livid Surprise
Cool us to Shafts of Granite—
With just an Age—and Name—
And perhaps a phrase in Egyptian—
It’s prudenter—to dream—

------------ Emily Dickinson

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!!!!!

  • This Sunday John Kraskinski will host a virtual graduation ceremony for the class of 2020. Read the Boston CBS Local article Here
  • AstraZeneca teamed up with Oxford University to develop a coronavirus vaccine. First results from human trial expected in June or July. Read the Market Watch article Here
  • Park Lane stables in Teddington, UK is bringing tiny ponies to visit residents Here is the SW Londoner article
  • An Italian student stranded in Spain due to the coronavirus crisis has been driven more than 1,500 kilometers home, free of charge by a taxi driver. Read the CNN Travel 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 is Sunday June 7th
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. . .