Last month I made a pilgrimage to Los Angeles to attend an Emerging Edge Conversation with Rev. Dr. Michael Beckwith at Agape International Spiritual Center. I have been a long time supporter, grateful participant, and distant congregant of this center visiting four or five times per year for the past twenty years.
This visit was different.
I entered into the sacred space and felt it. The field was palpable. The air was vibrant. I knew I was sitting in a consciously built field of Go(o)d and I knew the very place I sat in was pregnant with Infinite Possibility.
I felt it.
What existed in this space was so much more than a spiritual leader who lives from Truth; although this was essential to the field. The space, I knew, was created by hundreds of practitioners in prayer, by inspired music vibrating throughout the room, by a community who has a regular spiritual practice and yes, a powerful spiritual leader who embodies Go(o)d. In the midst of this field a woman stood up to say she had been deaf in her left ear and now hears. This kind of announcement has happened often during my visits to Agape. I was sitting in a community surrendered into and coming from Divine Love.
I wanted, once again, to move to Los Angeles to be active in this community.
Then, I went to a Monday evening talk with Marianne Williamson. I didn’t experience this active field. I experienced instead the Grace of God as a woman named Marianne who spoke Truth, brought forth Mother Love energy, and prayed with individuals who had forgotten who they were.
I drove back to Phoenix saying “I want that too.”
Days later in meditation, I continued to yearn for a local Deep Spiritual Community which lives from Go(o)d as its set point.
Then I had the realization. I was to bring it forward. That is why I am here in Phoenix. It is mine to do.
I met with Rev. Michele Whittington, senior minister of Creative Living Fellowship, who said “YES” to one evening a week of gathering people who do their spiritual practices, live from Spirit, and desire a deeper communion with their own Soul.
Beginning Wednesday, October 10, 6:30 to 7:30 pm at Creative Living Fellowship, 6530 N 7th Street, I am calling other spiritual brothers and sisters across faiths who practice or are committed to the practice of the Presence of Love to join me for a mini-talk, questions answered, and collective spiritual practice. We will meet in the sanctuary and the cost is $20 at the door.
If you are called to go deeper, I’ll see you on the 10th,