March 2, 2023

Next Metaphysical Service

March 5th, 10am



Emcee: Diana Friedell

In Person at ISD Lotus Center or

on ZOOM at this link. . .

or watch the simulcast of homily on

Psychic Messages for some participants are a regular part of our Sunday Service.

Followed by Hospitality

When you suddenly realize that you've been taking the wrong route to happiness....

Upcoming classes and events..

Expanding Psychic Abilities w/Diana Friedell

Thursdays March 2 & 9, 2023 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Via Zoom Meeting- get link when you register

Foundations 103: "Expanding Psychic Abilities": Can you Feel me Now?

“Feeling is Believing!” New abilities continue to develop, w/Psychic Diana Friedell, with a profound expansion of our ability to feel & see someone’s aura, energetic state, and medical conditions. In part II we will learn to place events we perceive in the past, present and future to assist us in delivering spirit driven accurate messages.

This course is open to anyone who is developing their intuitive gifts, at all levels, from beginner to advanced. and also meets a requirement

for the Intuitive Practitioner Certificate Program,

however you don't need to be enrolled in the IPCP program to take the course.


ISD Board Meeting

Sunday March 5, 2023 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Via Zoom Meeting- get link from Kimberly Winsor

 The Board of Directors meet on the first Sunday of every month, via Zoom- the same zoom link that the Sunday service was on. The Board of Directors is the governing body for the Institute for Spiritual Development in Oneonta. All major decisions will need to be ratified by the Board. New policies are reviewed and set, the treasurer's report is reviewed and financial decisions are voted upon. The board determines the direction that ISD takes, and plans for its future. If you have some ideas you would like discussed, you are welcome to email Kimberly Winsor, the President of the Board, to see if it can be added to the Board Agenda. Visitors are welcome to attend and observe, but do not have the privilege of voting. There will be a time for public commentary, if you are not on the agenda.

Board members include President, Kimberly Winsor, Vice- President, Tom Landon, Treasurer, Sali Dellysse, Secretary: Carol Callahan, Trustees: Susan Owens, Christine Springle, JoAnn Wormuth, Sherri Barton, Connie Lull. Ex-Officio: Diana Friedell, Pastor, Co-director; Story Lu Ducey, Co-Director

"Soaring w/Spiritual Sensitivity," Class w/Renee Ranke

Tuesday March 7th, 2023 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Weekly on Tuesday, until March 28, 2023

Via Zoom Meeting, get link when you register 

In this 6-week workshop we will delve into spiritual sensitivity and take a look at how it impacts us physically and mentally. As a sensitive person in a world poised on the brink of change, how can I learn to embrace my ‘feeling-side’ as a super power rather than experiencing it as an anchor keeping me weighed down? Find out with Renee Ranke.


 "Midday at the Oasis" Social Time!

Friday March 10, 2023 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

ISD LOTUS CENTER 124 County Highway 58, Oneonta, NY 13820

Gather in with us at the new Lotus Center, on the 2nd and 4th Friday between 12 noon and 2pm for light lunch, laughter, & library time. We will at long last link together with all of those we have only seen on zoom for the past year! Yahoo! The Lotus Center is now located at 124 County Rd 58 (Hemlock Rd.), Oneonta, at the home of Tom Landon. Please let Tom know if you plan to drop in! Enjoy Casual conversation with fellow members and friends of ISD Oneonta. In the warm weather we will be poolside! Bring a dish to pass if possible, but don’t worry if you don’t have one- we just want to SEE you!

Peruse the ISD Members’ library, choose to take out a book on an array of metaphysical topics, including dream interpretation, channeled guides to life, dealing with loss, and much more.

We also have a set alone Edgar Cayce collection with more than 50 books written by Edgar Cayce, his son, Hugh Lynn Cayce, and many interpretations and commentaries from other authors.

Contact Tom Landon if you would like to attend: (240) 285-8011, or email: Important: If there are no rsvp's to Tom, the event will be canceled, you MUST RSVP.

"Setting Intentions" w/Jaya Buckland

Sunday March 12, 2023 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Zoom & 124 County Hwy 58, Oneonta, & on ZOOM

Have you ever been confused about setting an “Intention”? Do you know the difference between a goal, an affirmation or an intention? Do you know how each one plays a part in your life and spiritual practice? Jaya, a Karma Yogi & Meditation Teacher, has worked for 20 years helping people define and work with intention. Join us in person or on zoom and spend an afternoon creating a scaffolding to assist you in understanding the meanings of intention and how intention can assist you in creating a more meaningful life


"Creating Your Holistic Practice" Master Class

Wednesdays March 22, 2023 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Weekly on Wednesdays, until April 19, 2023

Via Zoom

So you're a gifted reader or healer and friends keep asking you for healing or for a psychic reading. Have you had the call? Is Spirit urging you to set up a practice? This class is designed, for those who feel ready with experience in intuitive development or healing training, to prepare you for the next step.

In this 5 class series, taught by 20 year Psychic Intuitive, Diana Friedell, we will address everything you need to know to start an effective practice that reflects who you are and your God given gifts, and begin to promote yourself & grow clientele successfully. CLICK Below for more info.



Ides of March Gifts of Spirit Raffle Drawing!

Wednesday March 15, 2023 6:30 PM - 6:45 PM

Via Zoom Meeting- Get link when you register

If you're looking for a new direction, guidance from above, or a higher perspective preview these 8 offerings being donated by our members at an amazing deal. Donations from well-established experts in their fields, all come together to support ISD and it's mission. A Vedic Astrology session, a Magdalena Healing Session, Angel Card readings, Family Tree Consultation & much more are prizes in this raffle!

You *do* have to register, (it's free), in order to be able to purchase tickets (but you don't need to be present to win). Click below to get started! Just purchase however many tickets you would like (1 for $5; 3 for $10; $5 for $20) and then let us know how many you would like them to go towards which sessions at check out in the comment box under 'Ticket Allocations'.

Proceeds go towards our Scholarship Fund!

CLICK HERE FOR Details & to BUY Raffle Tickets

The Swing of The Pendulum for Life Decisions, w/Renee Ranke & Judy Lynn

Thursday March 16, & 23rd, 2023 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Via Zoom Meeting- get link when you register.

Dowsing with a pendulum, is one of the oldest forms of divination. It allows you to tune in to subtle universal energies for guidance. In Part I of this class, Judy Lynn brings you closer to your pendulum with a greater understanding of how it best works for you. In Part II Renee Ranke leads you on a journey to discover your own internal pendulum

This course is open to anyone who is developing their intuitive gifts, at all levels, from beginner to advanced. and also meets a requirement

for the Intuitive Practitioner Certificate Program,

however you don't need to be enrolled in the IPCP program to take the course.


Sanctity of the Vessel is an 8 class series that offers various techniques, practices and clearings, ~ anything~ that clears the way for our soul to work cleanly and clearly through this created form we call our bodies. Refining flow and connection of intent from our high self as pure & potent rivers navigating distractions & challenges we've picked up along the way, these classes will feel more like circles. We will keep it simple with one topic a month - hope to see you there! First class starts Saturday March 11th!

click here for Sanctity class series info...

 Magdalene Meditation Circle w/Dale Capristo

Thursday March 16, 2023 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Monthly on the third Thursday, on Zoom

For this month's meeting, we will focus on the quality of joy..


SHIFT FAIR Vending Application 4/22 and 4/23

Psychic Readers, Energy Healers, +Spiritual & healing &Craft Vendors, Workshop Ideas & Presenters now being sought for the SHIFT NY Holistic & Psychic Fair. Early applications encouraged - over 200 fairgoers expected, registration includes free publicity of your business & website. SLOTS for Psychic Readers are NOW FULL, but we are accepting applications for all other vendors and workshop presenters.


Time to Renew Your Membership

ISD Oneonta is here thanks to love and support of our IS Members! We couldn't do this without you!

We are excitedly heading in to our seventh  successful year and we can't wait to see what is ahead for ISD Oneonta

This is the time of year where we ask you to renew your membership and pledge.

Existing members can access the 2023 pledge renewal form Here. Link:

And if you are not a member, but you are interested in becoming one, you can find information on joining us Here. Link:

With Love,

Diana Friedell, Pastor

ISD Oneonta

Rev. Story Ducey, Co-Director

Sali Delysse, Treasurer



Please note:

There is a new mailing address for ISD Oneonta.

We didn’t need the larger PO Box we were paying for, so we

started the year off with a new smaller PO Box to save money.

The new address is:

P.O. Box 332, Oneonta, NY 13820

Please change your address book. (Delete PO Box 1266)

Thank you!

Check out our March 2023 events calendar for upcoming events and remember to like and follow us on Facebook, to see our events posted there. March event calendar   HERE

Prayer Warriors

Just a reminder that we are continuing our Prayer Warriors group, every day at 5pm we pause to pray and send our healing energies where they are most needed right now

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 to our Healing Program director, JoAnn Wormuth at the below ISD website link


Our Astrological Forecast

Connie’s Celestial Conversations



The FULL MOON is on Mar 7th in Virgo at 7:40 am. This lumination may shine a spotlight on some area of your life where your habits and routines could benefit from structure and attention to detail. It is likely that you already know where that is. Think of this Moon light as an encouragement. As Spring approaches in the northern hemisphere, we are already predisposed to new ideas and projects. This Spring in particular is ideal for any new endeavor that is love based with the change of sign for two outer planets.

Which brings us to SATURN. Also on Mar 7th at 8:35 am, Saturn moves into Pisces. This transit is in two stages, from 3/7/23 - 5/24/25 and from 9/1/25 - 2/13/26.

The likely effects will be a blending and softening of structures, organizations, relationships, and attitudes. It may have to work its way into efficacy for the more rigid of mind. Rebellion against the changes could be rather dramatic. If, however, you have been yearning for heartfelt modes of operation, dreams and imagination, then this transit will be very welcome. Gradually, the mystical may come to seem quite logical over the next few years.

It will assist the esoteric by providing a solid framework underneath what might previously have been rather nebulous. Lightworkers will welcome this energy. Changes that support the greatest good for all and equal opportunity are favored by SATURN in Pisces.

On Mar 11th Asteroid JUNO moves into Taurus until 5/02/23. JUNO represents loyalty and honesty in relationships. In Taurus that takes on the added desire for stability and security. Juno orbits in the Asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. This is a close enough orbit to be grouped in with the personal planets. In Taurus the emphasis may be a blend of a love of all things beautiful and a willingness to work hard and exhibit that you can be counted on.

The conjunction between JUPITER/CHIRON/VENUS is still within the effective arc this week. You have a solid chance at healing your deep long standing wounds with this alignment. Rather than just discarding the wound, the opportunity exists to transform it. You may be able to proceed while fully understanding the issue and the learning experience involved, creating healing rather than furthering the feelings of abandonment in your energy field.

Understanding and gently embracing these shadows can provide for the greatest possible Soul growth. We are in a time of transformation when fantastic strides can be taken. May you be blessed.


March 2023 is a very active and significant month. Outer planet SATURN has changed signs, soon to be joined by PLUTO.

In the interim, there are a couple more sign changes.

VENUS moves into Taurus on Mar 16th, at 6:34 pm. She stays in Taurus until Apr 11th. This is a welcome placement. Venus rules Taurus, meaning our Sister planet is at her best in Taurus. Great Earth beauty and abundance are emphasized. This is a close, harmonious relationship with Earth, and she is joining JUNO in Taurus, giving us two goddess energies. VENUS rides higher in the sky each evening, shining benevolently down upon all. She joined her light with JUPITER in conjunction on Mar 2nd. They are still visible together now if you are lucky enough to have clear skies. Venus is our most recognized heavenly light other than the Moon. In this time of great change it is fortunate indeed to have our Sister planet in her best placement. Receive her beauty and light.

MERCURY moves into Aries on Mar 19th at 12:24 am. This is a short 16 day transit, lasting through Apr 4th. In Aries, Mercury is full of ideas and enthusiasm. Communications will tend to be quick, to the point, and not deep in detail. This is appropriate for new beginnings, but not so much for follow up. The Aries fire is quick to burn, but someone else will have to tend the coals! The Mercury/Aries combination lights the match and moves on! This can be a placement where new inventions get their start.

The northern Spring Equinox is at 5:24 pm on Mar 21st when the SUN moves into Aries. Spring has a universal appeal and this year has another layer of magic. 2023 is a universal "7" year for everyone. Therefore, overlighting this incredible time when two outer planets change signs, is the alchemical magic of the number 7. The mystical and magic of 7 combines well with similar qualities in Pisces for a particularly potent opportunity to begin wonderful new things.

On this same day is a NEW MOON in Aries, right there with the SUN. The beginning of this Spring has many "GO" signs. Aries can provide a youthful innocence as well as vigor to many changes of energy we are being presented with.

PLUTO will be discussed next week in regard to all of this. It will be important during these days to stay centered. Employ any methods that work well for you. There are many adjustments, but no hurry. Be patient and gentle with yourself and others. May we all find our Godspeed.

What is the Institute for Spiritual Development?

It's both a metaphysical church and an educational center originally founded 40 yrs ago in Sparta, NJ. With the belief that all paths lead us Home, ISD is dedicated to helping each spirit walk their path with courage and joy.

We stand for each individual’s right to seek their own personal Truth, as they respect the same right for others. We honor the sacred texts of all traditions of the Light

The Oneonta NY chapter of ISD was Lovingly created by Rev. Diana Friedell & her sister Rev. Sue Landon. We are now led by a powerful leadership team, and executive board.

ISD is a spiritual community that focuses on healing and intuitive connection, and the joy of finding the spirit connection within rather than being told how it should or could be experienced.

We welcome those who want to belong to a spiritual group of like-minded people, in which you can explore and find your own path in a community of love and support.

There are classes, services, events, and a sense of community and fellowship. Energy healing and intuitive messages are delivered as a regular part of the worship service. Classes offer many tools which will help you on your life path, and the community we are creating together is one of openness and acceptance, and the ability to adapt with change and growth.

Welcome Home!!!

We could use your help. If you would like to volunteer to help with our Metaphysical Library, event planning, service planning, website, office tasks, or anything else- Just call or email! Diana!

Did you know that there are other ISD chapters?

It all began with ISD Sparta NJ!

Now there are also chapters in, Washington DC, Treasure Coast Fla, and of course....right here in Oneonta NY.

We would ALL like to welcome you to our new Institute for Spiritual Development Facebook group:

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Institute for Spiritual Development International

Together we shine love and light to souls around the country and around the world with education, metaphysical services, healing and community.

We support YOU in your quest to explore, build, and develop your own spiritual connection

Got Bottles & Cans to return?

ISD has a CLYNK account at Hannaford in Oneonta. 

How can I help? 

Email Tom Landon at and he will give you a time to pick up stickers at our new ISD headquarters.

Take one to put on each bag that you are bringing to Hannaford- Ask someone there where the bags go. With that correct tag on it, the bottle deposit money goes directly into the ISD Oneonta Account.

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Pictured above-Kimberly Winsor

ISD Oneonta Board of Directors

Kimberly Winsor - President

Tom Landon - Vice President

Sali Dellysse - Treasurer

Connie Lull-


Susan Owens -


Christene Springle - Trustee

Story Ducey -

Ex-Officio Member

Jo Ann Wormuth - Trustee

Sherri Barton


Carol Callahan


Diana Friedell - ex officio

Shown above Rev. Diana Friedell, and Rev. Story Ducey

Our ISD Leadership

Diana Friedell - Pastor, Co-Director

Story Lucile Ducey, Co-Director

Adult Education/Programming Chair

Ministry Training Program

JoAnn Wormuth – Healing Program Director

Carla Finn- Newsletter Editor

Tami Barrows- Administrative Assistant

Amy Gallop- Social Media

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