February 18, 2021

The Institute for Spiritual Development
Oneonta Chapter
A Metaphysical Church and School for Spiritual Development
“To know what you prefer instead of humbly saying Amen to what the world tells you you ought to prefer, is to have kept your soul alive.”
― Robert Louis Stevenson, An Inland Voyage


Metaphysical Service This Sunday at 10am

Our Metaphysical Service will be this Sunday, February 21 at 10am

Join us live on Zoom or follow our simulcast on Facebook Live. Rev. Diana Friedell will be our emcee and the homily given by Renee Ranke is "Embracing Individuality in the Story of Oneness"


Topic: ISD Oneonta Sunday Service February 21
Time: Feb 21, 2021 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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What's Going On This Week at ISD Oneonta?






  • Tonight at 5:30 is the third session of the Intro to Self-Love Crash Course-Becoming the Architect of your Inner Temple with Amanda Hoover
  • Also tonight at 7pm is our monthly Magdalene Meditation Circle with Dale Capristo
  • Saturday at 10am is Zoom Into Meditation Part I with Rev. Diana Friedell
  • Sunday at 10am don't forget to join us for our Metaphysical Service always on the first and third Sundays of the month. Prayer, Contemplation, Music and Community


Details and registration links for all of these amazing offerings can be found below under our Adult Education section!! Please join us, it won't be the same without you



It's time for our annual membership renewal!

Renew now so that your vote can be counted during our annual convention taking place Sunday April 18 at noon (after service)

Do you agree with our mission and vision? Where might we go next?
In our fourth successful year, it is now time to renew your membership & pledge. 

Thank you for your continued support, both with volunteer work, love and donations. We wouldn't still be here without dedicated supporters like you.

Please help us to keep offering quality classes, beautiful metaphysical services, and engaging development circles by clicking on the donate button below to make a donation to ISD Oneonta.
No amount is too small! If you are a member making a pledge, please mention that in the comments
Adult Education


Thursdays in February at 5:30pm, next session is Thursday February 18th 5:30pm -7pm est
Intro to Self-Love Crash Course-
Becoming the Architect of your Inner Temple



Tuition :
$65 general /$55 ISD Members for all four sessions
$25 general/$20 ISD Members for each session individually

Show yourself some love!
In this 4-part Series, on Thursdays, 5:30-7pm in February, 2021, Amanda Hoover, a powerful life coach, Ministerial Cleric and co-director at ISD, will present the "Awaken your subconscious program"- how to embrace and transmute the shadow directing your life from behind the curtain.

The Institute for Spiritual Development Oneonta Presents
The Power Prayer Toolbox Series
The ISD Faculty join forces to explore the power of prayer. Science has shown that prayer is effective, but how do we start a practice? What words, what attitudes actually work?

Please join us in Zoom Class on 2nd & 4th Sundays of the month, and pick what to add to your spiritual garden.
Register for one for $25, or $20 for ISD Members, or for the Entire Series at a discounted rate of $135 for all six sessions or $108 for ISD Members. Zoom link sent when you register.

Click on the class title below for more information or to register.
The registration links on first two sessions in the series include an option to register for the full series

Feb. 28, 2021
10am-12noon
Join us as we explore the scientific work of Larry Dossey and others on the effectiveness of prayer, chanting, and forgiveness, and learn different ways to pray from world religions. We
will practice a prayer technique for balancing & calm in the world & take home prayers for our use.
Rev. Diana Friedell, Pastor;
JoAnn Wormuth, Healing Director

March 14th, 2021
10am-12noon
Prayer. Our spiritual “radio’'. By tuning into our own spiritual line, dialing in through our telepathic connection; we can actively use our innate spiritual superpower. We can send and receive guidance and peace for ourselves, our loved ones, and our world/group mind.
Rev. Story Lucile Ducey, Medium

March 28th, 2021
10am-12noon
The magic of Hawaiian cosmology brought forward for completely clearing, aligning and divinely blessing whatever unsettles our being. Used in a long form or short, this simple technique for restoring the highest living can be done for oneself, for others or both. Come join us, as we explore, share and pray our way to a brighter, lighter self.
Kimberly Winsor,,
Polarity Therapist,
LMT

April 11th, 2021
10am-12noon
Dive into a lively book club session, about "Jesus and the Lost Goddess", a book about the eradication of the Christian Goddess by the patriarchal Roman church, which left us as motherless children. The wisdom of the Goddess can be sought in prayer and through our daily thoughts and intentions to strengthen both the divine feminine & divine masculine aspects of ourselves for true union within & without. 
Amanda Hoover, Co-Director, School Administrator

April 25th, 2021
12 noon-2 pm Darling Hill Farm, Westford
Fire is used in all Spiritual Traditions to magnify prayer. Along with singing and chanting these higher vibrations call our Spirits, our Ancestors, our Guides. Presented in Sanskrit and English. 
Yogi Tapash

Double multiply exposure portrait of a dreamy cute woman meditating outdoors with eyes closed_ combined photograph of nature_ sunrise or sunset. closeup. Psychology power of mind inner voice concept.


Two Session Class:
Saturday February 20th &
Saturday February 27th
10am to Noon
Zoom Into Meditation
Join our own Pastor and Co-director Diana Friedell as she leads us into discovering meditation as a key to emotional balance, healing and stress relief. Lowering blood pressure, relieving stress symptoms, speeding up healing time, reducing anxiety, not getting sick as often- these are just some of the meditation benefits proven by science. Diana makes meditation easy- whether you've meditated in the past, and want to re-vamp your practice, or you are just starting out, you will reach transcendent states of connection and oneness with Diana's unique guided meditations.

Both Session for one low price
$45 General Tuition or $40 for ISD Members
If you have taken the class before, there is a reduced rate to take it again



Don't Miss This Two Part Class Coming in March:



Thursday March 4th and Thursday March 11
5:30pm to 7:30pm

Join psychic mediums Diana Friedell and Renee Ranke as they teach you how to activate your own intuitive ability so that life feels guided, magical and inspired! 

Eye-opening exercises and transcendent meditations will boost your ability to tune into the energies of the universe to get accurate, helpful guidance in daily life for yourself and others.  

$40 General Tuition or $35 for ISD Members


We have open Online Development circles for anyone looking to further their spiritual and intuitive growth!!!!
Join one/two/or join them all!!
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 and note what circle the donation is for ISD Donation PayPal
ISD Development Circles:


Monday Evenings 7-8:30 pm....
The Art and Science of Intuitive Development
Intuitive 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

Tuesday Afternoons 2:30pm-4pm....
Learning and Psychic Development Circle
These experiential intuitive development circles are designed to be a place to step away from the weight of the everyday world. Our own little spiritual oasis where everyone, regardless of their experience level, feels comfortable learning, discussing, and unfolding their connection to their own psychic and mediumistic gifts. Let’s join together in the spirit of Love to explore, communicate and develop!!
Each of the circles, facilitated by ISD ministerial cleric Renee Ranke, will begin with a discussion and learning segment that changes weekly. Renee will then lead us in a healing guided meditation directed at receiving your own personal message from Spirit. And we will finish up the session with group messaging work.
Click below for additional information and the Zoom link
email interest or questions to Renee at mysticalmomentsremembered@gmail.com

Wednesday Evenings 5:30-6:30 pm....
Wise Wednesday Meditation and Intuitive Development Circle
Zoom meditation and intuitive development circle with our own pastor and co-director, Rev. Diana Friedell
Return to a sense of Body, Mind, Soul balance and connection with your Spirit helpers. Refresh and renew with a unique guided meditation. Diana, an Intuitive Development Teacher and Psychic Medium for the past 20 years, will lead us in different practices and exercises to allow our own abilities to unfold and continue to develop in a like-minded group. Open to anyone, at all levels of development. We have a lot of fun, and discover the best way to approach our sessions is by saying "I don't know what I don't know!" and "I am open and ready to receive."
Click below for additional information:
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
Join 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


Monthly on the 3rd Thursday of the month 7-8 pm....
Path of the Magdalene Meditation Sessions
Next circle is Thursday February 18th
Path of the Magdalene Meditation sessions are an opportunity to join together monthly to activate the healing frequencies of Mary Magdalene in your own life. Mary Magdalene embodied the highest qualities of the Divine, unshakeable faith, unwavering courage, love in action. Each month a quality of Mary Magdalene; faith, tenderness, intelligence, and more is explored and activated. Deepen your experience of Divine Feminine energies and connect with like hearted souls to share your experience.
Join us to create an energetic field for a personal encounter of the Magdalena Energies within.
Click below for additional information and the Zoom link

Monthly on the last Tuesday of the month 6pm-7:30 pm....
Allowing Abundance
Next circle Tuesday February 23rd
This circle, facilitated by Elke Saal, will meet monthly on the fourth Tuesday of the month.
Based on the Abraham Hicks teachings and using principles of intention we will deepen our understanding of allowing abundance into our lives. As “Like attracts Like” we need to feel what we desire emotionally before it can manifest into the reality that we prefer. We will strengthen our intentions for abundance with the support of the group energy field.

Check out our February 2021 events calendar on ISDOneonta.org for upcoming events and remember to like and follow us on Facebook to see our events posted there.


















Desiderata by Max Ehrmann

Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs;
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love;
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment
it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy.

And the Good News Is!!!!!

  • “It’s a long way to Tipperary”. This 110 Year Old British Woman wanted to be an entertainer as a child, but life got in the way. It’s many years later and now she is a social media sensation because her Great Grandson posted a video of her singing on TikTok.


  • Cheers to the Ancient Egyptians!!Archaeologists have discovered a 5,000-year-old Egyptian brewery that could produce thousand of liters of beer. The large scale production was believed to be to provide beer for royal burial rituals of Egypt’s earliest kings. Read all about it in This Daily Mail article.


  • And if you need some more good news, then check out This website that was created by a 10-year-old from Bellevue, Washington who decided that there was too much negative news out there during the pandemic. His website, Good Newz Corona Virus, posts only positive stories and its motto is “Spreading good news, not the virus”. A child after my own heart!





The below links will remain here so that you will easily be able to find them if you have a need:

  • Do you or someone you know need some assistance with mental health issues or coping during this pandemic period. Here is a link to the US Department of Health & Human Services that will provide you with resources and tools to help deal with the stress of this time.

  • Do you have coronavirus questions? Here is an interesting article from CNN that may answer some of them. Questions like, "When are people with coronavirus most contagious?" and "How safe are public restrooms?"
Got Bottles & Cans to return?

ISD has a CLYNK account at Hannaford in Oneonta. 




How can I help? 

Email Tom Landon at tlfandon51@gmail.com 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.


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, Jo Ann Wormuth at the below ISD website link:


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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Our ISD Leadership
Shown Amanda Hoover, Co-Director

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. . .