Mystic Magic

Celeste A Frazier

Exploring our Spirit to understand our lives. I am on the journey with you. As a mystic, I have a deep inner life that brings a rich sense of oneness. Together, we will explore spiritual practices, philosophies, religions, spirituality, life stories, insights, spiritual teachers and more! Let’s have fun awakening to our True Self!

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The Good Stuff
Oct 3 2022
The Good Stuff
Kathleen Donnelly Israel met her husband Ron at San Diego City College. They raised their children in San Diego. At one of the worldwide marriage encounters they attended in the 70's and 80's, she learned that Love is a decision.  Knowing that helped her through the years to come. In 1999, she learned about transformational breathing and expressive arts therapy. Since breathing cured her from bronchitis and pneumonia as a child, she was drawn toward learning transformational breathing. She learned the breathing technique and was never sick again.After volunteering to be a guinea pig, she discovered she was only using 20% of her breathing.Kathleen and Ron both became certified transformational breathing facilitators.  Kathleen is both religious and spiritual. A friend gave her some books on theta healing, and she took a class to become a theta healer. Kathleen found it to be an effective medium for healing. She has done marathons and uses breathing exercises when she walks, runs and hikes.She spent 17 years taking care of her disabled husband who had Parkinsons disease. During that time, she studied online with many enlightened thought leaders and healers.  He was taking lots of medications. In 2010, Ron developed spinal stenosis and was in great pain. She tried to encourage him to try cures but he would not. She reminded him that it was affecting her as well.Ron agreed to go off his medications and was in so much pain. A retired doctor gave him a coffee enema and the pain stopped. The routine was to do three of these per day for six months. However, he was paralyzed. The doctor gave up and stopped coming.Ron was fine with it. They found out about a deep brain stimulator. The one side worked, but when they did the second side of the brain, he was paralyzed again. She did the novena in hopes of getting a miracle. She got the healing instead of Ron. She wasn't angry anymore. She would take him to the theater. One night after the play, he started singing. They joined a singing group and sang at luncheons, took singing lessons and enjoyed life.A friend walked the Camino and Kathleen decided that when Ron is done with his disease, she would walk the Camino.  Ron died in 2018. There was both grief and relief.During the time she cared for Ron, Kathleen developed some spiritual philosophies and shared them with those she met on the Camino Frances from St. Jean Pied de Port, France to Santiago, Spain. She had great adventures and shared this all in a book, "Wisdom on the Camino." The 72-year-old walked the Camino Portugese from Lisbon to Santiago and on to Fisterra. She was on the Camino for 66 days. She would take the weekends off so that she would be able to go to church on Sundays. It was beautiful. She enjoyed the flowers and the people she met and with whom she shared philosophies.She had post traumatic stress since childhood. Energetically, he was bringing in more sadness. She thought everyone but her was getting the good stuff. Once walking the Camino, she learned that she does get the good stuff.She took a coaching course and learned about Ho opono pono. Ho opono pono showed her her pain. She added “I forgive me" and "I forgive it up” and this giant refrigerator size pain went out of her and “up to God”. She released her accumulated sadness of 50 years. By the time she went on the Camino, she had gotten rid of the sadness. She was ready to have good things coming to her.Every time thoughts would come up, she would do Ho opono pono. Her mental, emotional and physical pain left also.  If it didn't leave, she would let angels do it.Her book is on Amazon: “Wisdom on the Camino” (Wisdom on the Camino).Listen to Rev. Celeste's poem: "The Good Stuff".Support the show
The Good Stuff
Oct 3 2022
The Good Stuff
Kathleen Donnelly Israel met her husband Ron at San Diego City College. They raised their children in San Diego. At one of the worldwide marriage encounters they attended in the 70's and 80's, she learned that Love is a decision.  Knowing that helped her through the years to come. In 1999, she learned about transformational breathing and expressive arts therapy. Since breathing cured her from bronchitis and pneumonia as a child, she was drawn toward learning transformational breathing. She learned the breathing technique and was never sick again.After volunteering to be a guinea pig, she discovered she was only using 20% of her breathing.Kathleen and Ron both became certified transformational breathing facilitators.  Kathleen is both religious and spiritual. A friend gave her some books on theta healing, and she took a class to become a theta healer. Kathleen found it to be an effective medium for healing. She has done marathons and uses breathing exercises when she walks, runs and hikes.She spent 17 years taking care of her disabled husband who had Parkinsons disease. During that time, she studied online with many enlightened thought leaders and healers.  He was taking lots of medications. In 2010, Ron developed spinal stenosis and was in great pain. She tried to encourage him to try cures but he would not. She reminded him that it was affecting her as well.Ron agreed to go off his medications and was in so much pain. A retired doctor gave him a coffee enema and the pain stopped. The routine was to do three of these per day for six months. However, he was paralyzed. The doctor gave up and stopped coming.Ron was fine with it. They found out about a deep brain stimulator. The one side worked, but when they did the second side of the brain, he was paralyzed again. She did the novena in hopes of getting a miracle. She got the healing instead of Ron. She wasn't angry anymore. She would take him to the theater. One night after the play, he started singing. They joined a singing group and sang at luncheons, took singing lessons and enjoyed life.A friend walked the Camino and Kathleen decided that when Ron is done with his disease, she would walk the Camino.  Ron died in 2018. There was both grief and relief.During the time she cared for Ron, Kathleen developed some spiritual philosophies and shared them with those she met on the Camino Frances from St. Jean Pied de Port, France to Santiago, Spain. She had great adventures and shared this all in a book, "Wisdom on the Camino." The 72-year-old walked the Camino Portugese from Lisbon to Santiago and on to Fisterra. She was on the Camino for 66 days. She would take the weekends off so that she would be able to go to church on Sundays. It was beautiful. She enjoyed the flowers and the people she met and with whom she shared philosophies.She had post traumatic stress since childhood. Energetically, he was bringing in more sadness. She thought everyone but her was getting the good stuff. Once walking the Camino, she learned that she does get the good stuff.She took a coaching course and learned about Ho opono pono. Ho opono pono showed her her pain. She added “I forgive me" and "I forgive it up” and this giant refrigerator size pain went out of her and “up to God”. She released her accumulated sadness of 50 years. By the time she went on the Camino, she had gotten rid of the sadness. She was ready to have good things coming to her.Every time thoughts would come up, she would do Ho opono pono. Her mental, emotional and physical pain left also.  If it didn't leave, she would let angels do it.Her book is on Amazon: “Wisdom on the Camino” (Wisdom on the Camino).Listen to Rev. Celeste's poem: "The Good Stuff".Support the show
Our Heart and Our Path
Sep 15 2022
Our Heart and Our Path
Timothy Stuetz (www.timothystuetz.com) spent three days in bed, crying - not eating or drinking in his early 30’s.  He had graduated top of his class, got a job at an international CPA firm right out of college, got married, had a child and a house. And it all fell apart. He found himself yelling out to God: If you exist, I need to find you!As a child, he saw angels and chariots when he sang “Swing Low Sweet Chariot”. He shared it with his classmates on the playground but didn’t get the reception he expected. He felt it was not safe to share the innermost aspects of his being.  He shut down.  The birth of his daughter, Melanie Dawn started his reawakening. She has been his guru. Golden energy was rising up from her to the ceiling when she was separated from her mother’s body. When she was 1½, he had a pain in his back, she walked by him and put her finger right in the most painful spot. The pain disappeared and never came back. Once she was in the back seat of the car and described where they were going. She had never been there except when she was in the womb. It made him contemplate when do we first become aware.His daughter was on a bike and was hit by a car going 40 mph. A police helicopter was flying overhead at the time. The minister of the Huntington Beach Church of Religious Science saw the accident and started a prayer circle immediately. Melanie was healthy but had after-effects. He spent every night in the hospital with her for months. He walked around the block and heard a voice saying "Look Daddy, I’m the little girl coming toward you. I am the trees. I am the sky." He knew he had to expand his consciousness to relate to his daughter. He was divorced. His wife used the accident as a reason for not allowing him to see her again.He heard and felt Christ saying: I will remake you in my image. A friend gave him a book that touched things deep inside him that his daughter had been sharing ever since she was born. He had an out of body experience. He called a psychologist who asked him to chant and meditate with her. She brought him a book by Ram Dass. He had powerful experiences meditating and felt much calmer and peaceful. After a couple of years, he felt really sick. He got reiki treatments that allowed him to see the emotional and mental blockage that was creating his physical problems. He felt more connected with God. He started giving his relatives and students blessings as they left their body which opened his eyes to new dimensions and new ways of looking at life. Writing children’s books allows him to see inner child things and expand his creativity. He discovered that children creating images in their head when they are young is the foundation for their entire life. His stories blend fantasy and reality, myth and mystery, child development, values, and exercises that parents and children use for breathing, getting calm, learning to talk to each other lovingly, and using non-violent communication principles. Timothy created a book club. He offers a live monthly reading of the stories. Children get to submit their illustrations of what they imagine happening on the pages. It also includes two live monthly Zooms with parents. He provides a space for parents to get answers to challenges, and be in community where they can get support, and takes them to a peaceful place that they might not get to by themselves. The mystical moment that changed his life was the beautiful light streaming up out of his daughter when she was born. He’s had many powerful experiences with Christ. He saw and experienced the total bliss we can live in, and he saw the torture and problems we can live in - if we are not loving and caring and focused on our path and in our heart. Check out Rev. Celeste's poem: "Path to the Heart"Support the show
One Mind
Jul 14 2022
One Mind
Rev. Celeste's guests are Rev. Jacquelyn Triche Atkins and Rev. Dr. Tim Stewart, both officers in the International New Thought Alliance (newthoughtalliance.org). The INTA 107th Annual World Congress: "One Mind As Many" is being held in person at Christ Universal Temple (CUT) in Chicago, Illinois, from Monday, July 18 through Thursday, July 21, 2022. INTA is an umbrella organization. They collaborate, working together with different factions of New Thought organizations. INTA's goal is to be a vehicle for disseminating timeless universal Truths to spiritually awaken, empower, transform, and connect individuals globally.  Rev. Jackie is the producer of The Gold Rush Women's Conference (goldrushwomensconference.com), a motivational speaker, an ordained minister; a trainer, a spiritual counselor; an attorney and the President of ShoVal & More.Rev. Dr. Tim Stewart is the current President of ​International New Thought Alliance, and Treasurer of the Divine Science Ministers Association ( year's INTA Congress is truly one of unity, and that is intentional. The CUT choir and band will perform. and Dale Worley is the choir director. There will be panel discussions and wonderful speakers, leaders from various organizations, like Michael Beckwith and Edward Viljoen. INTA will be making a vibrational footprint. At past congresses, there have been as many as 5,000 people. But this year, they are getting people there that haven’t been there for a while.INTA is an event sponsor for "Celebrating Our Soul": A New Thought Conference by People of African Descent (newthoughtevents.org) because it supports and proves what INTA says. Tim has seen first hand the inequities while being with Black people. He believes in the mission of PADNTG and wants to recognize tremendous people of New Thought who are of African descent.New Thought is not religiosity but spirituality. The premise is that Consciousness creates our reality. It responds by corresponding to our consciousness. If we understand oneness, Who we truly are, then we know the Divine Essence is all there is – in, through and as us. If you are still hung up on isms, you haven’t let this teaching get to your heartRev. Jackie goes to the prisons and also works to eliminate homelessness. She loves working with women who had loved ones in prison. Having been a prosecutor, she now knows that there is nothing in the prison but a piece of you. New Thought is a faith but also a philosophy and a way of life. It is natural spirituality. That natural spirituality is inherent in everyone – if it is not taught out of them.Dr. Tim remembers meeting Della Reese. He had been in a car wreck, spent 89 days in a wheelchair and 1½ years recuperating. He told her of his injuries. Instead of reciting a doctor’s report, Della told him: "Honey, if anybody asks me how I am. I say I’m blessed and so are you." He adopted that attitude.Soul is the aspect we all share. It is where the Divine meets us and where we all come from.Jackie came into clarity hearing God and trusting that she could say no when everybody said to say yes. "There was such perfection in my being – me and that spirit were dancing across the floor. She advises: "Keep up with your communion. If you follow It, there is such peace that adoration cannot give you."Tim would be outdoors and have the thought “God is Love. Everything is Love.” Suddenly it was everywhere he could see. He was there – feeling the Divine. Whenever we get into that place – in knowing – you don’t want to hope or think, you want to have knowing.Listen to Rev. Celeste's poem: One MindSupport the show
Beauty Singing Love
Jul 1 2022
Beauty Singing Love
Bukeka Blakemore ( was born Gretchen Elizabeth. She changed her name to Bukeka Bosede when she was 6 years old with her parents' blessing! Her mother was a colatura soprano and taught Bukeka everything she knows about singing. She would teach Bukeka harmony as they drove around. She taught her how to hold a note and helped to strengthen her voice. Once she started writing music, she got downloads from Spirit that compelled her. She heard every instrument and every note. She caught the calling to help heal and elevate people's consciousness through her singing. Her music is usually fun and funky. For 10 years, Bukeka was self-employed doing training in Diversity and Customer Service. She saw how people of color are treated in terms of employment. She worked with a company that helped her develop ideas around diversity. She also learned how to communicate it to governments and youth programs to help people understand equity and inclusion. That led her to work with YMU (the youth of the Unity movement).  She traveled the US singing and selling "cd's" and became known for inspirational speaking and singing to audiences all around the world.She is the treasurer of Cities of Music - Kansas City (a UNESCO designated project). Their aim is to make sure indigenous cultures and sites are recognized and protected. Kansas City was chosen as the Creative City for music because the history of music in that area. They help present projects that are indigenous and musical. They bring people into Kansas City and export talent from Kansas City throughout the world. UNESCO celebrated the Day of the Dead in Mexico revealing the music of the diaspora and how it touched Mexico and showed how gospel is part of this diaspora. UNESCO is a promotional sponsor of "Celebrating Our Soul".Bukeka's streaming channel FAV Unite TV is on Roku, Amazon Firestick and Android TV.  FAV stands for fans, artists and venues. The intention is to bring those communities together.  Their slogan is "When fans rule, everyone wins". Unique in the streaming world, she is part of women's empowerment. Bukeka is the Kansas State Chair of the G100/ALL LADIES LEAGUE Women's Economic Forum. The G100 is a movement of 250,000 women worldwide across 120 countries, collaborating in the spirit of ‘sisters beyond borders’ we are here to serve and support women in business and philanthropy. She helps them find their uniqueness to articulate their vision.As she continues to record, perform, and release music that gets to the heart and inspires, she has learned to expand her brand in unique and exciting ways. Her passion for empowering people transcends to all platforms with a particular interest in helping entrepreneurs expand their brand and audience reach through economic empowerment. With her travel business, she helps other people travel and work in the travel business. Bukeka also assists them with brand development helping networks get #globalinminutes. Bukeka took the time to meditate and use the tools that she used to empower others, to empower herself. Bukeka knew she wanted a relationship and get remarried, she wanted her husband and her to travel the world, have successful businesses and live an immensely beautiful life. She journaled about it every day and turned her belief into reality and married her wonderful husband.Bukeka is part of the fabulous music team of "Celebrating Our Soul". From the moment she heard about it, it made her soul celebrate! She sees the disenfranchisement even in her spiritual organization. She knows the strong contributions of people of color and how important it is. That's how she knew she needed to be a part of it. Go to www.padntg.org for more information.Listen to Rev. Celeste's Poem: The Beauty of Love. Support the show
Dynamics
Jun 19 2022
Dynamics
In 1983, Michele Synegal  co-founded Management Dynamics, Inc. (MDI) (www.managementdynamicsinc.com). Michele wanted to be in charge of her destiny and realize her full potential. You can only do this, she says, when you work for yourself. There are no barriers that limit your opportunities, and you don't have to break through glass ceilings. She majored in Human Relations and Organizational Behavior in college to fulfill her desire to effect change for people of color within organizations. Being in corporate America, she built her confidence and learned the inner workings of industry and institutionalized isms. She wanted to guide them so they could realize their potential as organizations.When the Hudson Institute Workforce 2000 Study was published, the focus of businesses shifted from Leadership Development to leading and managing a diverse workforce. Progressive, innovative companies knew they had to change their marketing and service. The priority was to manage the diversity that was unfolding. She became an expert in the changing demographics and was cited in several publications projecting the implications of the data on every aspect of business. As a diversity and Inclusion strategist, she conducts cultural audits, designs training solutions and advises diversity councils on their Diversity and Inclusion Framework.Working for an insurance company, she was not selected to be an underwriter. Michele asked why. The selection chair said Michele would leave when she graduated, and they would not get a return on their investment. Michele told them this was unacceptable. She is qualified, capable and desirous and they could use a little diversity. Darlene Cole called Michele after she heard about her advocating for herself. She wanted Michele to work for her because she has balls, and she is smart!Rev. Michele is attending "Celebrating Our Soul": A New Thought Conference by People of African Descent to be with her beloved brothers and sisters who can empathize with her journey and experience. She can be encouraging, supportive and share resources with them.She has pulled back from her involvement with the organization that ordained her. For four years, she chaired the Diversity Commission, and realized that diversity was espoused as a value but not demonstrated. She felt it. She was subject to micro behaviors, exclusions and micro aggressions. Knowing her value and strong self-efficacy, she decided to do what brings her joy. She is presenting "Courageous Conversations" at "Celebrating Our Soul".  Communication is so critical to empathy. We have to understand root causes of behavior. When someone is emotionally triggered, the offender may be clueless as to why. When they value the relationship and have the courage, they will ask questions to drill down to the issue. One must own what they evoked and be quick to ask for forgiveness. Listen, learn, go into the situation prayed up, so you move forward with wisdom. When people do this work, the relationship deepens, and a greater intimacy emerges.Michele was called into ministry to actualize her potential and effect change. She brings her knowledge, skills and abilities to spiritual communities.Rev. Michele finds service essential because it serves us. When she is in service to a cause that she believes in, she is blessed. If she didn't serve, she would not be living full out and she would not be in integrity with her divine Self if she did not serve.Her book, "Inspiration in Small Doses" filled with essays to inspire you. Her book: "Widows Speak", unique stories of Black women's healing, wisdom and courage, will be out later in 2022.Michele is pleased to say that she is a grandmother. There's nothing like it. It's just unconditional love. Listen to Rev. Celeste's poem: Dynamics.Support the show
Conduit for Spirit
Jun 10 2022
Conduit for Spirit
John Stringer (John Stringer - Limitless Love & Light from Moment to Moment (johnstringerinc.com)) was usually singing while doing chores or at a family gathering. Music was the norm. The only thing he could take to entertain himself when going to West Point Military Academy was his guitar. But it became a portal for prayer. He would sneak away to a shed to pray, sing and emote. He developed his spiritual practice by himself. He needed this because - as he said - he was rough around the edges. He welcomed getting discipline down. He found balance in mind, body and spirit. West Point gave him tools like performance enhancement, slowing his heartrate, journaling, setting goals and having a backwards plan. John's passion for community was ignited when he and his family joined a commune when he was three years old. His mother took the children from there when he was 4. Over time,, he came to realize that community is part of the network of the Mind of God. Like a molecule, the Divine design is that we can do more when with community than we can do on our own. John joined mastermind circles, accountability circles later in his life. He made daily commitments while gaining wisdom from the community - learning to serve and be served. We get to help each other step into fully who we are here to be. It is a re-membering, receiving the medicine from that journey.John and Kathy reconnected after her divorce and they formed Healing Arts Management to manage events, promote artists and create healing music. They produced a successful concert called Atlantis.  John toured the world with a rock band and started a label. It was clear that their attraction was more than chemical - it was spiritual. These souls were to work together. John hired Kathy to manage the band and the label. They entertained the armed forces. Kathy was a catalyst for his growth.They did transformative and healing retreats around the world. John did songwriting retreats and enlisted Posi-award winning artists into The Alignment Method. They did licensing and writing for film. John left his C Suite job and created Banding Together for teaching collaboration skills, how to be present, behavioral sciences, understanding your needs, communicating your needs, and measuring performance. John wanted to hear direct from Spirit to heal and release guilt and shame. Miserable and out of control emotionally, he asked show me what works, God! I can't go on this way. He learned breathing, mediation, sought direct contact with God, sought his genius and learned how to tap into his own intuition. He started receiving symbols and interpreting them in color, visuals, and audibles intertwining. Synchronicities occurred. There was kundalini rising, stream of consciousness writing. The Source that fuels creativity is the same Source with answers he'd been seeking all his life. He received the teachings and applied them to his life.John and Kathy asked how Ester and Jerry Hicks did it. One word emerged "Align". John continues to align himself with Spirit and does important work. Discovering how genius and intition work, he asked "What's mine to know, to do. All his solo projects come from this listening. Catching the ancestral energy of many who had been oppressed, John created the pivotal work, "We Matter". He is committed to bringing a message of Love to this planet. John is on the music team with Ester Nicholson, Michelle Jordan, Lee Langston and Bukeka Blakemore along with the James Ward Band for the groundbreaking event: "Celebrating Our Soul": A New Thought Conference by People of African Descent. He will also teach songwriting to the youth there. For more information about this event, go to www.padntg.org).Listen to Rev. Celeste's poem: "What Spirit Will Bring".Support the show
Meditative Life
May 22 2022
Meditative Life
Rev. Shirley Lawson is a licensed Universal Foundation for Better Living Ordained Minister (ufbl.org). Rev. Shirley graduated from Trinity International University, majoring in Organizational Leadership/Communication. She also received a Bachelor of Metaphysical Science, B. Msc. Degree, and Metaphysical Practitioners Diploma from the University of Metaphysics.In 2003, she was invited to an open house of In the Spirit (a recovery home for women) by Pam, a woman at Christ Universal Temple (CUT) where Shirley has attended since the 70's. During the tour, she felt so moved. She heard a voice say you will be teaching spirituality classes here. When the doors opened, Shirley started. She was invited by Reverend Dr. Helen Carey. Rev Helen called her into her office and asked her if she would start to teach and she said, wow, yes.Later, Rev. Lawson founded the Great Lakes Transformational Empowerment Ministries -which provides spiritual support classes for women and men in recovery in 2003. This ministry has been empowering people so that their lives can be transformed. Her message has helped them break free from addictions and realize their divine potential. Once the person leading meditations at CUT stepped down, Rev. Johnnie Colemon asked Shirley to lead that ministry. She said yes. This was after Shirley's first husband died from an overdose years before. Shirley later would lead Meditators for Better Living at CUT for several years.Shirley is the Founder and Spiritual Director of the Meditative Life Ministries, Inc. (Meditative Life Ministries | Facebook) - a not-for-profit educational organization dedicated to helping people live more mindful and meditative lives. Its vision is: “People everywhere improving their lives and communities through meditative practices.”Rev. Shirley learned from her own personal meditative practice. She was happier. She felt less stressed. Depressing thoughts were lessoning significantly. She had better focus. I had more peace within and felt an overall sense of well- being. She knew that they would benefit greatly from learning how to meditate and how to practice the presence of God through prayer and meditation.Shirley also studied at the Midwest Center for the Study of Oriental Medicine. For years, she studied massage therapy, shiatsu injunction, and more. She does the tapping meditations for people as well, also known as emotional freedom technique (EFT). One of Rev. Shirley’s grandest accomplishments was to spearhead the honoring of Reverend Dr. Johnnie Colemon with a commemoration service and dedication of a plaque in honor of her work and for being the first African American to live on the grounds of Unity Village. Unity’s Mayor David Vest and the Board of Trustees honored Dr. Colemon with a Proclamation making August 24, 2016 - Reverend Dr. Johnnie Colemon Day at Unity Village.Rev. Shirley is also the author of “Golden Spiritual Nuggets.” A compilation of inspired sayings that offer food for thought and practical advice to those on the spiritual path.In October 2021 Reverend Shirley received an “Outstanding Servant Leader” award at the Harvest Online Convention in the Philippines presented by Rev. Reg Tan.Listen to Rev. Celeste's poem, "Say Yes".Support the show
Come to Be
Apr 15 2022
Come to Be
Rev. Celeste uses John 20: 11 to 17 as a springboard for the backdrop of Mary Magdalene's visit to the tomb where Jesus was laid to rest. She is weeping, heartbroken - because Jesus' body was absent. The angels asked why she cries. She said because I don't know where he is. No sooner than she turned around, Jesus was there. But she did not recognize him.There are many scenarios in which we may not be able to assist our loved ones. The reasons could be that they have an addiction, or a mental challenge, a suicide or a disappearance. Our roles with each other change. We can help facilitate each other's growth or we may become transformed because of their absence.Our expectations change about others when our relationships change, but more importantly, our expectations of ourselves change. An absence of a partner may facilitate our growth. All of life is a strengthening and evolution. Justice Jackson's confirmation hearings made her stronger. Grace allows us to be more, see more and know more about Who We Are.We're not always able to see that which we are seeking. Perhaps we cannot recognize a loved one when they change because our perspective is limited. We must either adjust to who they have become or create a new relationship with them. We need to be okay with the change.There is grief when a loved one dies or when our relationship changes from what it was to something we're not sure about. That does not change our love for them. Weeping indicates a longing for what was. Our relationship with our loved one does not have to end because their time on the planet has ended.We bless everyone in Ukraine or in any war - a war with disease, a war with vitality, a war with a virus or a weapon of any kind.Once I am without the need of a body, I'm out of here. My Spirit gets to be wherever it needs to be. I'm not gone.Relationships are for our transformation. The positions of the angels in the sepulcher show us there is a message for our minds (head) and there is an understanding to be acquired (feet). The head represents the crown. The crown is our connection with Spirit. I get to be present with the Spirit and the understanding. Angels (messengers) remind us of our Christhood.Beyond religiosity, the Substance of Spirit is eternal. We are eternal beings. Whatever we gather from this journey on Earth, we get to take with us, without the baggage. Releasing expectations and understanding our Christhood free us to have a direct connection with Spirit. Let's use the occasion of Easter to remember Who We Are.Listen to Rev. Celeste's poem: "Come to Be"Support the show ( the show (
Resurrected Consciousness
Mar 30 2022
Resurrected Consciousness
In this solo episode, Rev. Celeste A. Frazier (celestefrazier.com) explores her Lenten season. There are new discoveries that can only occur in a new mindset. We learn from discomfort. Habits tend to become mechanical and less natural. That's the point where they become unappealing. And we don’t know what the effect is of not doing them until we start to stink. When we lose our connection with the Love, the Peace, the Freedom that a spiritual practice gives us, we are left to our own devices. And that’s not good. To be resurrected is to be raised from the dead. There are dead things that need to fall away in order for new life to come to be. Here we are in the spring season expecting new growth and thinking that new growth can come without letting go of the old.Rev. Celeste recounted March 2nd, when the dutiful Catholics stood in front of the train station offering ashes. She saw their masks and put her mask on and moved quickly toward the train. It had been many years since she received ashes. As a child, it was her duty to get ashes. Now she thought: what's the point of that symbolism? She later thought how dare I dismiss an opportunity to connect with ritual in order to remember who I Am. As a human being, I need breadcrumbs to find my way Home.Home is Spirit. When we are in the wilderness, we forget who we are. Jesus the Christ went through his 40 days of trials, seemingly tempted to trivialize miracles by obeying earthly demands, but instead of succumbing to this mockery of divine providence, he kept his eye on the prize. The prize of course is the Word of God that he awaited and accepted. Divine thoughts comforted him and supported him in returning to Peace.We in the 21st century do not rely on fairy tales and morality plays as we make life choices. And given the thousands of years of historical conflicts, theological concepts and liturgical guidance, we are mightily armed with the tools to discern truth. Yet we are influenced by social media, news clips and popular mindsets that bring contagious separation vibrations with energy to untether a commitment to oneness with God. Several bouts with ants distracted her, pulling her attention away from her intentions. She recalled her capability to focus. With the goal of divine connection, there were too many times that interrupted her commitment to Spirit. Her angels came by way of insight.The discovery of her missing "DONATE" button was a time of reckoning. Rather than listening to the Presence of God, she had been co-dependent on social media and outer recognition. She realized that her podcast even focused on other’s gifts and knowledge and not that of her own. With the end of Unity Online Radio approaching, she chose to make the next two episodes on UOR be in her voice alone. She began to question what she can know about her own value. In the last two months, she had been robbed, hacked and had her phone was displaced by a seeming helper. Connections were being compromised. Trust was being threatened by the confidence schemes of a hacker pretending to be her. She realized that she had not been representing herself! In her wilderness, on the road of deception and treacherous distractions, Something was rising. The value of her unique contributions and the benefits to humankind do not lie outside, but within. She was broadcasting external attention. All the while, Spirit was transmitting what her intrinsic value is. She remembered why she continues to facilitate A Course in Miracles (acim.org) sessions. Her upcoming book includes many principles from the Course. There can be no Love without forgiveness. It is time she forgives herself. She recommitted to connecting with her Essence and intently listening to Its Guidance.Listen to Rev. Celeste's poem: ListeningSupport the show
High Touch, High Tech
Mar 20 2022
High Touch, High Tech
Margaret Agard is a former executive in the high-tech industry, an author, speaker, Christian mystic and reiki healer.  Margaret focuses on helping others change their lives and finding true purpose by turning their to-do lists over to God (higher power/spirit/inner voice). She cleared things out of her life that didn't matter. The more time, energy, money she was willing to give in spite of what she thought were burdens, the more God freed up her time, energy and money to give.When she was six years old, she met God. She felt Love, Intelligence and a being that she was meeting. Since then, she has spent her life seeking that kind of connection again.Her definition of a mystic is someone who spends their time and is committed to being in God's Presence and having God's Presence in his or her life. She spends each evening in contemplative prayer as God speaks to her. Throughout the day, she asks herself if she is feeling love toward everyone around her. If she is, she knows that God is present. Her story appeals to many who have more to do than time to do it in and want to live their best life. At the time she started this practice, she was a single mother of eight, working full time as the sole financial support for her family. She had returned to university full time to finish the last few credits for her bachelor’s degree in mathematics. She slept less than four hours a night and often woke in a panic worrying about what wasn't getting done. Her previous practice of prioritizing and focusing on the "most important" tasks wasn't working. After turning her to-do list over to God, she "got more done, got more sleep, and had less stress."   Her story inspires others to do the same. She spends time writing, helping other people and is prompted to make herself available to do what she loves to do. Her service opportunities have included teaching in Arizona jails and visiting Alaskan native villages, by giving God all day every day. When she met her second husband, she realized that there was some healing to do for them and their children from previous marriages.  She asked God for inspiration. The thought came: All will be made whole as the result of this marriage. They committed to support each other in helping other people.  Her series of books is entitled "In His Footsteps" includes 1) "I Gave My To Do List Over to God and Got More Done, More Sleep and Less Stress", 2) We Sold All We Had and Followed as God Created Miracles and New Hearts, and coming soon: " Love: Becoming One with Parker". She nicknames them faith, hope and charity, respectively. She is connected to Spirit, available to God and she is present. She takes her understanding and brings Love to other people.  Her website is to Rev. Celeste's poem: The Greatest TreasureSupport the show
Audacious Faith
Mar 7 2022
Audacious Faith
Reverend Sylvia E. Sumter is the Senior Minister of Unity of Washington, DC and has served in this position since 1991. Prior to her tenure there, she served as the Chairperson of Communication Studies and Skills Department for the Unity School of Religious Studies, in Unity Village, Missouri.She was licensed as a Minister in 1986 and ordained as a Unity Minister in 1987. Rev. Sumter has a Masters of Education, a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and an Associate of Arts in Business Administration.When Rev. Sylvia came to Unity Village, she was required to stay on the campus for her own safety as a Black woman living in Lee Summit, Missouri. After graduation, she became an instructor to maintain a representation of a person of color in leadership replacing Rev. Sally Taylor.She is a natural and gifted spiritual teacher. She counsels through a lived experience. Rev. Sylvia continues to help others expand their spiritual consciousness and vision by living in the awareness of the Divine through prayer, meditation and practicing spiritual principles for living life fearlessly and with authenticity.Rev. Sumter sees Unity of Washington, DC as a beacon of light and she sees her church serving by keeping the high watch in the nation's capital. She learned from Eric Butterworth to stand on principles and use them. She knows that we need audacious faith to handle uncertainty. She invites us to move with deep trust and embrace the uncertainty. She lets her congregation see her walk, so she can share her story of surrendering to what she knows. She shows them how she lets the Divine guide her because she is subject to have any experience. She demonstrates what it looks like to get back on that horse using principles. By doing so, she eliminates the thought that there is a mythical bar to reach. She shows that she too can forget the truth, but she knows how to get back to It. She wants them to know that all of this is a spiritual experience. And we can do this.Rev. Sylvia has had many mystical moments including several time warps. She's aware that the spiritual dimension is not qualified by simply time, space and matter. We cannot put confines on how Spirit shows up. God cannot be limited.We must shed the old paradigm of being a physical being but embrace being a spiritual being. The next evolution is a spiritual one. Everything breaks down, including the physical barriers. The veil is being lifted. The curtain has been rent. There is another dimension. Let's own these powers. Being a spiritual being is not lip service. We are to step into the Christ. Miracles are the working of higher spiritual laws. It’s an exciting time. We are showing the way, being light bearers. Here’s the way. Walk in it. Be masters of energy.She quotes Dr. King: "For evil to prosper, good people are to do nothing." We must speak.The meek shall inherit the earth. It's time to rise up together.She belongs to the group Evolutionary Leaders (along with Deepak Chopra and other luminaries). Her website is unityofwashingtondc.org.   She is a contributing author to two books: "Our Moment of Choice – Evolutionary Visions and Hope for the Future and Meditation: Intimate Experiences with the Divine through Contemplative Practices. She has a foundation called Stand Up For Humanity! – Unity of Washington DCFind her at events at the capital, at the Lincoln Memorial or on YouTube.See us both at "Celebrating Our Soul: A New Thought Conference by People of African Descent": www.padntg.orgListen to Rev. Celeste's poem: "Audacious Faith". Support the show
Finding Our Truth
Feb 28 2022
Finding Our Truth
Chris Plourde is a coach, a businessman, a father, and husband. He has worked with top athletes and well-known companies, celebrities, and military special ops. He has mentored many to find their authentic self and create leadership qualities which they can bring to their families, communities and businesses. Chris encourages his clients to speak the truth, to say what's on their mind. He works with people on how to let those things out that they've been holding in for so long. For him, it's not just about how we speak to others, but how we speak to ourselves, and understanding that from an emotional intelligence.As a teenager, Chris put on masks to become this idea of what a masculine man should be, burying his emotions, not feeling. He helps kids understand their emotions, so they know that it's okay to own your feelings. One of the things Chris does is get people into a deep breathwork session that that allows the layers to get peeled off immediately. It's building trust. It's compassion. There's a non-judgment that comes with it. Everyone is going through something, and we just have to understand. One of his main workshops is creating loving boundaries for success and happiness. He asks his clients how fulfilled are you in your life? They might have millions but not living their truth. One needs to put up this loving boundary to know it's about your goals, dreams and happiness. Then you are going to be the best version of yourself and be able to give more to your company, family, community, to loved ones, to all of the people around you so that you can be in service.  He thinks that all humans crave to be in service to a greater good. He gives people the space and opportunity to make the decisions on their own. The best form of enrolling is talking about the results that you're getting. That lights people up. It's about doing the inner work on ourselves first and foremost. When he was growing up, he had this idea of what he should be based upon what was around him growing up. When he got into these places, he realized pretty quickly that there was something missing. He was drained, exhausted and he wasn't excited and passionate about what he was doing. The idea of working with people, serving people, training people, and coaching people made him happy. When he got his first paycheck to work with and train somebody in the fitness industry, he couldn't believe they were paying him that much money to do something he loved to do. This was happiness. This is what he wanted to do, follow his joy. When his wife got pregnant, there was an old voice in his head that said go back to corporate America. But he quickly realized that it wasn't what he was meant to do. That wasn't in a space of his power. He made the decision to remove himself from that environment and get back into coaching. And when he did, he was tested. He chose to be deliberate with his intention. Then everything lined up beautifully. The lesson was he let fear and money be his motivators. It was the big lesson to follow his heart and do what he needs to do to contribute to the world, to humans, the earth. There's a joy he gets when he sees somebody get that light bulb or find something with their life that they're supposed to do. He believes all souls are here for a specific reason. He gets to help them see that for themselves. There's just a fulfillment that he can't explain. Our soul has a contract. His website is chrisplourde.com. His programs, retreats and workshops are there. You can also reach him on Instagram at Coach Chris Plourde. You can get it a breathwork class on his website. If you want him to coach you one-on-one, you could set up a discovery call from the website to see if you're a fit. Listen to Rev. Celeste's poem: Finding Our Truth.Support the show (
Healing In-Sight
Feb 20 2022
Healing In-Sight
Ann Hince had a childhood with plenty of trauma and dysfunction, and she had PTSD well into her 30s as a result of being a child of two alcoholic parents. She became a software engineer, and her unhealed trauma was creating a chaotic life. Years later, she became calm. Now she wants to reach those who want to make inner changes.There was verbal abuse and emotional trauma when she was growing up. She walked on eggshells. Her Dad had anger issues. She enjoyed being an engineer because it was logical. She felt comfortable knowing what was going to happen - unlike her life growing up.At the age of 19, she found her mother deceased in the bathroom. She didn’t cry at the time because she was taught not to cry. She wasn't aware of all this stuff that she had suppressed. She travelled a lot because of her dad’s job in the cable and wireless industry. When she was nine, she was sent to an all-boy boarding school where she was the first girl border. She was ridiculed and further emotionally traumatized.Later a mother of two boys, her encounters with other parents had her head literally spinning. She sought help from a doctor who used the emotional freedom technique (EFT), also known as tapping. She finally processed the death of her mother from two decades before. She walked away from that appointment, being able to tell the story of her mother’s death without the tears. It felt amazing to actually have something that seemed to make a difference so quickly.She realized that she’d stored all this energy in her body. She wanted to know that tapping healing wasn't a fluke. Her 17-year-old cat needed a daily shot. When she first gave him a shot, her hand was just shaking because she was so scared. She tapped about her fear of hurting her cat. Then she tapped about her history, memories and the many injections she had many because she lived around the world. The next day, she gave him another shot and her hands did not shake. And she started using tapping daily. Whenever she noticed feeling emotional, she would tap - letting that energy out by using the same points of the meridian systems. There is a specific set of points. The first one is the karate chop point on the edge of the hand. The next point is a crown point on the top of the head. Then the beginning of the eyebrows, under the eyes, the chest and finally, about four inches under the arm. Tapping through them while talking about what we're feeling or exactly what we went through is releasing the energy stored in our body. The words just bring that energy into our bodies. And from that memory, the tapping releases the energy. Details of the story will come as we let go of those demons. All the energy around the story is going away. At that point, the energy has lost its charge.As this was going on, she felt her mind becoming quieter and more peaceful. She felt like she was living in a different reality. Through years of allowing her emotions/feelings to be acknowledged and pass through her body, she has developed the ability to sense inside her body. This is what she believes is the original meaning of the word insight - inside-sight.She has had gamma rays done of her brain. Through this process, the deep release of inner tension has resulted in physical changes - her skull has changed shape and her body is more aligned. She has a sense for how the soul is tied into the body, and how we can release the soul, be more comfortable inside the body, allowing us to tune into Spirit more easily.Find out more about Ann at annhince.com. See her YouTube channel: Ann Hince - YouTube and find her book on Amazon - "A Pathway to Insight".Listen to Rev. Celeste's poem: Healing Insight.Support the show
The Path of Femininity
Feb 10 2022
The Path of Femininity
Ele' de Posson is an intuitive business mentor, healer, speaker and author who helps women, entrepreneurs, leaders and wayshowers run their business and life from their feminine energy so that they can magnetize more wealth while impacting humanity in their unique way. She leads her clients to have a soul-led business and life. Her newest book is called “The Path of Femininity: The Six Gifts of your Sovereignty”. It reveals how to lead your life and your business in a way that is fulfilling, intuitive, creative, and easier, especially for women.An intuitive business mentor, she invites her clients to run their business from their intuition - to be connected to what feels good to their body, what feels open, what feels warm. She invites them to have a lot of down time to hear their intuition and understand the soul’s language. She went through a dark night of the soul because she was not in alignment. She moved to Montreal to study energy healing.  She heals with her hands, her mind, her words, her heart and her smile. Money is love made visible. When you move into your body more, you are receiving energy. Feminine energy is creative, desire, and sexual energy. Sexual energy and money energy coexist in your root chakra of your spine.  Ele' has a podcast called Sacred Roots where she teaches spiritual ideas like  how to be in your feminine for your business. She bridges the spiritual world and the business world. Ele' went to Israel for spiritual travel, reconnecting with Jesus, Mother Mary, and Mary Magdalene.  She went to the cathedral that is built a under cave where Jesus was born. She stood for hours in the heat waiting to  touch the stone where he was born. She became dizzy. Her lower back was painful. She lost her balance and felt sick. A guard took a chair and asked her to wait there. When her friends returned, her teacher said that she was receiving. She was reborn at the place where Jesus was born. She stayed there for a very long time. Her legs were shaking. She couldn't get up because her nervous system was completely fired up with all the energy she received in her energy channels, meridians, nadis. When you receive a lot of energy, your body is overwhelmed.  She slept for two days to recover. It was profound and she energetically received an upgrade. She remembered saying to her teacher: I know that you're there. I can see you, but I'm not here. Her teacher said: I know. But you have to come back. Ele' wanted to close her eyes and faint. The teacher asked her to keep her eyes open. Your soul is asking you if you're ready for the journey. Ele' said "I choose to come back". It was scary but beautiful. She was surrendering, but also trying to ground herself. She saw roots coming down from her feet and her root chakra. Three years later, she understands what happened. She is the embodying the feminine of receiving, and giving. She has trust in Spirit, and a willingness to allow. She thinks it's important for fulfillment and joy. We’re highly qualified to succeed in our life, and she believes it's by allowing and trusting. We can start to see our purposes, what our gifts are and how we can use them to serve humanity. Ele' has a 21-day online course called Embody Your Divine Feminine with daily spiritual practices and exercises to embody the feminine. There are meditations, third eye activations, Reiki for abundance, video teachings about surrendering, connecting with your intuition, being in your authenticity. There are exercises and teachings to activate the six gifts of your feminine, which are authenticity, intuition, magnetism, surrender, receiving and grounding. It is available at  Listen to Rev. Celeste's poem: "The Path of Feminity".Support the show (
Enlightened Leadership
Jan 26 2022
Enlightened Leadership
Rev. James Trapp (JamesTrapp.com) is currently the senior minister of the Spiritual Life Center (www.slcworld.org) in Sacramento, CA.  An advisor on the topic of enlightened leadership, Rev. James sees that oftentimes the ones who have the best perspective are the not the people at the top, but people who are actually on the front lines in an organization. Enlightened leadership is the idea that the answer to any challenge or difficulty or problem that an organization is going through is already in the room. Giving a voice to those who are inherently involved in the organization and recognizing that those are the people that probably have the best solutions to the challenges that you're facing is key.  If you listen and allow people to share, even if you can't resolve everything they bring up, they walk away feeling better about their experience.   The founders of Spiritual Life Center ("SLC") had an emphasis on interfaith ministries in the greater Sacramento area. SLC increases a sense of understanding, cooperation, and harmony. Rev. James believes in first going in with a beginner's mind, and then you could move to some common ground for greater benefits for everybody.   As the President of Star Human Capital, James runs a consulting firm. He applies spiritual principles to what appears to be a non-spiritual environment. James came up with a way to incorporate some of the principles, like integrated decision making and the ideals of enlightened leadership in business settings to create more effective teams. If people can integrate their energies, they are far more powerful. Calling in folks that were hardcore business people, he put spiritual principle in a way that they would understand.Because of his success at Unity in the Bay in Miami with diversity and young people, Rev. James was invited to be the CEO and President of Unity Worldwide Ministries.  He served in that role for seven years before returning to the field and going to Sacramento.He was inducted into the Morehouse Hall of Preachers in the early 2000's, and he is one of the keynote speakers at "Celebrating Our Soul". He wants to share lessons from Dr. King about our interconnectedness because we are all part of one human family.He had a modicum of success in life, going to Princeton, going to law school, practicing law.  But he was in a state of dissatisfaction because he was trying to fill a void within based on a belief that he was abandoned by his mother when he was very young. He sought to do well in the external world seeking to make himself feel better. He ended up doing drugs and alcohol and his life collapsed. He went to a rehab center to get his life together. He engaged in a lot of self forgiveness for things he thought he had done to mess up his life. He did quite a bit of self transformation. He had two mystical moments. The first one was, after going through a process of self forgiveness, he woke up one day and all that guilt disappearred. That was a miracle. Subsequently, he was heading back to his apartment and everything around him collapsed into a sea of oneness. There was no separation between him and other people, him and the trees. He was able to see the vibration coming down from the trees, and was able to see Reality for the first time. He began to see that there was only one energy, One Reality.This informs his spiritual message. That is part of every message that he has in some way. He began to see less of the "us and them". He realizes when he's engaging in an illusion. His book is entitled "Take Back Your Future." See him August 11th at "Celebrating Our Soul": A New Thought Conference by People of African Descent (www.padntg.org). Listen to Rev. Celeste's poem, "Enlightened Leadership".Support the show (
The Ground of All Being
Jan 8 2022
The Ground of All Being
Rev. Celeste's guest is Dr. Amit Goswami ( quantum physicist. He was featured in "What the Bleep Do We Know", "The Dalai Lama Renaissance", "Bigger Questions" and other films. Rev. Celeste studied with him as part of her training at Holmes Institute. He is a scholar in high demand.His primary point is that consciousness is the ground of all being. The current view of many scientists is that matter makes up everything and humans are material and mechanical. Consciousness is not about the brain. The brain is an object. Consciousness means we are experiencing ourselves as separate from material. Quantum physics shows us that objects are not objects until we observe them. They are waves of possibility. Dr. Goswami was dissatisfied with the way we did science.  Science cannot be devoid of our experiences of love, beauty and justice.  Life is more than what can be predicted or controlled. Science can help create technology, but we don't live in technology. Physics is the fundamental science of everything. Since consciousness is the ground of both science and religion, people from all religions say that consciousness is where we must begin. Quantum science must support this because there are unsolved paradoxes and measurement paradoxes that do not occur in the brain.  Science has lost credibility because of this material dogma. We as observers have an impact on everything (the observer effect).Consciousness exists in both the head and heart. Due to the non-locality of consciousness, people can directly connect with each other without a signal because of feelings. Reincarnation is an important phenomenon in our development. It is important for older people to know they need not be afraid because a part of them will survive. They will be reborn. Death is not the end. Reincarnation happens because of a modification of the quantum mechanics of the person. It is not part of the brain memory. What we learn is not in the brain. Learning is non-local memory. We don't forget how to ride a bicycle because our capacity to learn is not part of the brain. The innate parts of us will survive. This reincarnation theory has been verified. Dr. Goswami and his colleague are holding an event this month to review death and reincarnation.Death can be very peaceful and joyful. In dying, one can pray and intend to be conscious at the moment of death and peacefully participate in the quantum non-locality. Dr. Goswami wrote many books. His more recent books include "Quantum Economics" and "Quantum Spirituality". His book: "Quantum Integrative Medicine" will change the healing profession forever. They have proven integrative medicine can be used to stay healthy. One can have an ageless body. We have to renew the software as we live. Cells die but you can be fully active until you die.Dr. Goswami has had four moments of mystic magic. One of them was in 1973 at a conference when he was a nuclear physicist. He was a speaker and he was not happy with his speech. He became jealous of the other speakers. Others got the attention and he did not. It did him good because at 1 am he asked himself why do I live this way? I can change. I can make my life congruent. He worked many hours. He desired to find happy physics that took him years to find.Meditation led him to samadhi. He felt oneness. His view of spirituality underwent a radical change. This led to other discoveries. You can have the experience of a quantum leap of insight, but you have to implement the insight into your life.  This was the most fruitful insight he ever had.  Listen to Rev. Celeste's poem: "The Ground of All Being".Support the show (
The Examined Life
Dec 28 2021
The Examined Life
Rev. Celeste's guest is Corbie Mitleid. Corbie brings her skills as a Certified Tarot Master, psychic medium, past life specialist and channel. Corbie began using tarot as a teenager, influenced by a James Bond film. Corbie does not tell people what to do; she shares what options they have in the paths ahead. She intervenes if she hears they have been abused. She then counsels them to leave for their safety. Corbie draws out the allegory to help them find the meaning in the cards. Anyone can interpret the tarot in a way that is affirming and empowering.Mitleid is a past life specialist. Past life regression should only be done by a certified hypnotherapist because if someone is reliving something violent, they know how to pull you out so you can observe it, but not feel it. Corbie does past life retrieval. She goes to the Akashic records and provides the information to client. That way, the client does not have to relive trauma.As a theater major, writer, and history buff, she interprets through these strengths. Everyone approaches readings according to their skills. She does not use a pendulum or spirit art. Corbie suggests when talking to an intuitive counselor, don't expect the same thing from different people.Her book, "The Psychic Yellow Brick Road" was developed due to an incident at a fair in Canada. She describes a fake gypsy who "hooks" and traumatizes a client to swindle her. The book teaches you what to ask, how to choose, how to stay safe, when you shouldn't have a reading - all for the purpose of keeping the client safe.Corbie goes away when she does a psychic reader. She knows she is the vessel. She knows that ego will make you doubt yourself if you do not simply allow Spirit to have its full sway. Corbie chose the last name Mitleid because it means compassion.  A woman told her she sucks but returned to Corbie when her reading proved to be true.  Corbie giggled and continued to give her another reading. Mitleid has had death threats. She keeps a sign-in sheet to match up handwriting to the threatening one for the police. Intuits do not always get respect.She grew up Jewish. She looked at paths that have healing, service, love and humility. She rules out those who say they are the only ones with the right answer. She works with the Christ consciousness.They discuss the difference between incarnations and souls. When she does medical intuitive reads, her deceased insightful father often comes. We come here to learn certain things. Corbie advises karma is healing, service, contrast, unbalanced energy and healing of beliefs. She shared how Ryan White saved Elton John and, as a result, the AIDS foundation that was inspired by Ryan raised a half billion dollars. She believes that one can do much in a short time.  Even when a woman has a miscarriage, she maintains her relationship with the soul of the fetus because they have a contract with each other.Corbie's examined life includes her bouts with breast cancer. She uses her pain as a part of her teaching. She talks about her troubles if it will help someone. Her way of life is "rollercoaster, no brakes". The soul integrates the good stuff and tosses out what is not needed.Sledding as a 4-year-old, Corbie's head hit a concrete bench that slammed her into her third eye. Others in her profession also ascribe their talents to head traumas in their childhood. Throughout her life, she has known there is magic in the world. Until she was on her own, she kept the magic hidden. Go to her website: corbiemitleid.com or find her Facebook at Fire Through Spirit, on YouTube, Pinterest, and Twitter as Corbie Mitleid. Go to Patreon to work with her through subscription. Her books are available on Amazon.Listen to Rev. Celeste's poem: "Warmth from the Cold.Support the show
Mystical Mavens
Dec 17 2021
Mystical Mavens
Rev. Celeste's guest is Rev. Michael Terranova, publisher and sole owner of Wise Woman Press. Michael is an independent New Thought minister who promotes the teachings of Emma Curtis Hopkins. He has published all of her books and created Self Treatments (which is a compilation of Self-treatment and other published works). Michael has accepted Emma Curtis Hopkins as his ministry. Emma died in 1925 but is still a great influence on New Thought.Ruth Miller, two other women and Michael formed Wise Woman Press (WWP). He studied the Kingdoms of Consciousness ( with Rev Marcia Sutton and was called to do this work. "Scientific Christian Mental Practice" is Emma's most popular book. WWP publishes a few contemporary female authors. WWP published the Path of Power series (including work by Fillmore and Holmes), which ministers use for sermons. Michael created the websites www.emmacurtishopkins.com and www.wisewomanpress.com. WWP published Emma's major works as well as 23 of her Bible Interpretation Series. There are five Bible Interpretations left to publish. Michael thinks the Bible interpretations are her best work. He won't leave here until they are published.Michael shared history. Emma ordained Myrtle and Charles Fillmore. Emma's student, Annie Rix Militz founded the Home of Truth (which still exists in Alameda, CA). In the late 1800s, when Emma began her ministry, Theosophy came into prominence. She was influenced by Hinduism and other mystic philosophies. There are misperceptions about Emma. One is that Malinda Cramer was a student of Emma. One of Emma's students, Kate Bingham taught the Brooks sisters. A healing took place. With Melinda Cramer, the women created Divine Science.At one time, everything was called Christian Science, but Mary Baker Eddy became owner of the name Christian Science. To Michael, New Thought teaching is that Christ is the Truth. Michael changed the name of Emma's book, "First Lessons in Christian Science". This was Emma's first book, but no one wanted to publish it by that name. It's now called "First Lessons from the Journals of Emma Curtis Hopkins". To Michael, the most intriguing part of Emma's teaching is Christ. A lot of New Thought teachings do not include Christ. Michael stopped practicing Catholicism, but he continues his connection with the Christ Presence. Emma teaches Jesus Christ. She teaches that the Bible stories are about us. She doesn't talk about Heaven and Hell, but instead about how to let Christ be your life.  Ernest Holmes got mysticism from Emma. Mysticism is an encompassing presence. Holmes' teaching changed after that. Fenwicke Holmes said that. Fenwicke wrote The Voice Celestial. Michael interprets the poem as the Bhagavad Gita story.Yogananda's teaching came from Babaji. Yogananda (Home | Self-Realization Fellowship (yogananda.org) was one of Michael's grandmother's teachers.Michael created an Emma Curtis Hopkins group at came into ministry because of a longing to know God. He was previously engaged in past life regression work. In his past, he found that he was a minister and a friar. He also uses the past life regression work, the tarot, the Kaballah, and numerology to keep in touch with the Presence. The Truth is always out there.Michael's mystic moment came when he was a young man at a party who got in an argument and got stabbed. Something within him said "Life goes on within you and without you". He knew there are greater things than the life he was living. It was quite enlightening.A house painter by trade, Michael pays attention to detail. He was ordained in the Christ Church of Co-Creation in Portland, Oregon in 2009. Listen to Rev. Celeste's poem: "Mystic Musings".Support the show
Calm
Nov 29 2021
Calm
Rev. Celeste's guest is Lori Gibson-Washington, the calming communications coach. Lori G-Dub is a laid-back facilitator, a calming speaker and coach and a witty blogger. A former instructor for International Business Negotiations at University of California-Berkeley's International Diplomacy Program, she has over 20 years of experience consulting and coaching ire the differences in communication, in conflict resolution and leadership. Lori is a wife, daughter, the bonus mom of two and has two grandsons. Lori is a certified Transformational Life Coach through the Life Mastery Institute. Lori is also certified to administer Myers-Briggs, LIFO, and FIRO Element-B. Myers-Briggs looks at introverts and extroverts, and LIFO Element B looks at the inclusion, control and openness that we want and that we give. She's high inclusion but moderately wants to be included. The inquiry is about how you need to be in control.GeeDub, as The Calming Coach, consults with groups to improve morale and to better understand cultural differences within teams for better productivity and profitability. She coaches individual professionals and leaders to get along with folk who disturb their calm.She learns what motivates people. She finds out what's important to them, what triggers them and what makes their heart sing! She discusses communication style. As a child, she was the mediator when fights broke out. One of the people she broke up became a major leader in the Crypts gang. She is the one who sees conflict or not at peace, who tries to help them.She studied human connection and continued to learn about people and how to feel better when talking to each other. She's an extrovert, intuitive, feeling and is perceptive. She explored what happens when sensibilities are violated.  As an extrovert, she gets fueled by people. Introverts get their energy from being alone. Lori uses the platinum rule: treat people the way they want to be treated. She encourages people to find the commonality.Lori was brought up in a progressive Baptist church during the Civil Rights area, and it was important to give of yourself. She now identifies as spiritual, but not religious.  Her parents taught her to treat people fairly. Since Kwanzaa in the 60's, she adopted the principle of leaving the world better than she found it. CSL resonated with her because it brings together the best of all practices and faiths.  Lori calls herself a New Thought follower of Jesus. A spiritual reader told her once that she saw Jesus all around her. While serving her an egg salad sandwich, a woman told her that Jesus was in Lori's heart.Due to demand, Lori took courses like becoming a certified transformational life coach with the Life Mastery Institute with Mary Morrissey. Lori looks at their life, income, creative expressions and health and realizes that priorities change depending on where you are in your life.When she stopped singing, her energy shifted and she was unaware of how it affected her until someone brought it to her attention. It was just the nudge she needed to move back into her authentic self. Lori brings singing into workshops.In 1997, Lori became one of the original members of the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir and she stayed for ten years. She became a consultant and presented calm retreats for the choir. She remains connected to the members. Lori has done diversity work since the 90's. She helps people collaborate using the life orientations: harmony, excellence, reason and action. She also uses conflict skills. Lori can be found on Facebook as the Calming Coach. Her website is Calmingcoach.com Listen to Rev. Celeste's poem: Stay Calm.Support the show
A New Dimension
Nov 17 2021
A New Dimension
Reverend SharRon E. Jamison does not believe in "plantation theology". She was taught to fear God, but she now believes that God is a God of Wisdom and Love (SharRonJamison.com). She is an Associate Minister with her pastor, Dr. Kenneth L. Samuels in Georgia. SharRon seeks to support people of color who are women-identifying.  She sought to create something that she needed in her young adult years: a place where they understand what it means to be a Black woman-identifying person in America. She needed to reconcile her Christian upbringing. She needed a place that provides support around top performance. She wanted to build a financial empire because to her, money is activism. She knew she had to create that space.People would come for prayer who were dealing with microaggressions, being invalidated and code-switching, so she started creating coaching services to support those issues. SharRon started "I Dare to Be Me" and "You Can Depend on You" programs. She started doing relationship intensives for straight and gay people. It's hard to be in relationship when you hate yourself. She wanted people to feel that they matter.SharRon supports people in seeking power partners. The partner has to understand who they are, what keeps them well and whole.  People need to be in alignment and share the same values. A power partner is committed to their physical, emotional and financial health. Otherwise, you don't have a partner, you have a parasite. You must bring more than an appetite to the relationship table. I can love you but not want to do life with you.SharRon seeks to empower women with education (to learn, unlearn and relearn who you are), including I-sight (learning how you are wired, how you win) and understanding the constructs (racism, sexism, etc.), that cause trauma and inform how we see ourselves. There is cleansing and clearing to understand and heal our wounds. Our private pain ends up in public places. This takes forgiveness. There is a residue, an accumulation of failure. She referenced Bell Hooks' quote (bell hooks - Wikipedia) about facing exhaustion when seeking to answer your calling. She spoke to community and collective wisdom. As racialized people, we were taught to distrust each other, police each other and not to honor ourselves. Women need to learn how to be compassionate with ourselves and connect with each other, to disagree without disconnecting. Elevation is about rising in who you are. You are taught how to make decisions in the midst of rejection and ridicule. The courses have strategies for peace, pleasure and self-liberation and not settle for the life you learned to live. SharRon learned that she was playing small. She learned to find her invisible prisons. She was so scared of going to hell, she was living in hell on Earth. She was in the cage of conformity, the straight jacket of the status quo. She now lives in the AND (Another New Dimension). A preacher's kid, SharRon learned to navigate by faking, lying and suffering. She lived in duplicity. It was anxiety-provoking. She became estranged to her family. She came to know it is better to be hated for who you are than to be loved for who you are not. She had many mystical moments like when her father was ordained, when she's teaching, when she found God in a mosque, when her son graduated, and when she was ordained. Those pivotal times were not only mental connections or emotional connections, but in her body. Find out more about her at:  this free gift from Rev. SharRon: to Rev. Celeste's poem, "A New Dimension".Support the show (