March 4, 2021

The Institute for Spiritual Development
Oneonta Chapter
A Metaphysical Church and School for Spiritual Development
“Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.”
Oprah Winfrey

Join us for our Metaphysical Service this Sunday March 7th at 10am

The homily this week will be presented by the lovely Maggie Kilbride:
Becoming the Instrument of Healing and Hope
Rev. Diana Friedell will be the emcee.

Join us in person on Zoom or streaming live on Facebook for Connection, Contemplation, and Community.
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Topic: Sunday Service March 7, 2021
Time: Mar 7, 2021 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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What's Going On This Week at ISD Oneonta?


Happy International Women's Day (Monday March 8). We salute all of you beautiful female warriors!!


  • Tonight at 5:30 is the first part of the two part Activating Psychic Awareness class with Diana and Renee. Wouldn't it be nice to tune in to your own higher guidance to get answers to important life questions? Join us to open & deepen your intuitive & psychic senses and learn easy techniques to make a decision intuitively!

Details and registration link can be found below under our Adult Education section!!

Don't forget to join us on Sunday at 10am for our non-denominational metaphysical service!!



It's time for our ISD Oneonta 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.


Did you know that there are SEVEN ISD chapters?
It all began with ISD Sparta NJ!
Now there are also chapters in Madison NJ, Washington DC, Sarasota Fla, Treasure Cost Fla, Middle Tennessee, and of course....right here in Oneonta NY.

We would ALL like to welcome you to our new Institute for Spiritual Development Facebook group:
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
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
Important Message From Our Pastor/Co-Director

Greetings, ISD friends- !
There is an ongoing scam where the scammers send emails, and now, texts to cell phones, that seems to be from me asking if you can buy gift cards for me. "I" will say I am in a meeting and need gift cards immediately. "I" am very persistent.
Do NOT respond.
I will never ask for this kind of help.

There is nothing we can do to stop this. The scammers comb through our websites, newsletters, social media postings, etc. and pull any and all contact information.

Please be suspicious and vigilant with requests for assistance, gift cards, or money.... but be hopeful and generous towards all the rest of life.
Your Pastor and Co-Director,
Diana Friedell

Adult Education

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

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



Don't Miss This Wildly Popular Two Part Class



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















Two Women by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

I know two women, and one is chaste
And cold as the snows on a winter waste.
Stainless ever in act and thought
(As a man, born dumb, in speech errs not.)
But she has malice toward her kind,
A cruel tongue and a jealous mind.
Void of pity and full of greed,
She judges the world by her narrow creed:
A brewer of quarrels, a breeder of hate,
Yet she holds the key to "Society's" Gate.
The other woman, with heart of flame,
Went mad for a love that marred her name:
And out of the grave of her murdered faith
She rose like a soul that has passed through death.
Her aims are noble, her pity so broad,
It covers the world like the mercy of God.
A soother of discord, a healer of woes,
Peace follows her footsteps wherever she goes
The worthier life of the two no doubt,
And yet "Society" locks her out.

And the Good News Is!!!!!

  • Two years ago the Boy Scouts of America changed their name to Scouts BSA and opened all levels to female applicants. On February 21, 2021, in a virtual ceremony, almost 1000 girls became the first female Eagle Scouts. These girls stepped in to a powerful and historic moment and women across the United States salute them. Congratulations ladies! The Mental Floss article Here details this achievement.

  • Exciting news in International Women’s Rights. The Himalayan State of Uttarakhand is the first in India to pass an ordinance giving co-ownership rights of their husband’s ancestral property to women. Both men and women are equally involved in farming related activities. But despite this, women were traditionally not allowed to possess ownership of the land. Read about it Here in the Makers India Yahoo article.

  • This article from the NY Public Library details the women who changed the library and the field of librarianship. These remarkable women were trailblazers in the institution's 125-year history. 




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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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
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. . .