Please join us Sunday mornings at 10:30 am.
Music, Message and Meditation
at The Shrewsbury City Center
Shrewsbury, MO 63119
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Harmony Fellowship Services on
hold now through the end of April
Eat, Pray, Love
So how does it feel to be in your own version of Eat, Pray,
Love? This shared experience is
providing powerful lessons designed for each one of us. It has already served
to reveal our fears and our reactions to the possibility of food and other shortages.
Suddenly, we found our shelves empty as some scrambled to grab as much as they
could. Overnight, it seemed it was everyone
for themselves. Luckily, most now seem to realize that our belief in lack
causes us to act selfish and that our selfishness itself creates our shortages.
That has always been the case. Our fear
of not having enough results in our hurting one another. Granted, others have
been slow on the uptake of this lesson, and the food and other products will still
need to be rationed.
But all of us find ourselves sitting
in relative isolation, a personal ashram so to speak, where the only
requirement is that we lean into this present moment and listen for the sound
of something speaking into our hearts and minds. For some, this is excruciating. None of us have been here before so our
personalities aren’t really equipped to know what to do with this …not knowing. Many are rooting around in their minds trying
to find a box of memories hoping it will help them out of their discomfort. Understandably,
most are trying to replace what was their “normal” with something else as soon
as a construct begins to dissolve.
But at the same time many, who fear that the
world is spinning out of control, are turning within and discovering a loving voice,
an inner teacher, speaking into their minds and hearts. Fear, it turns out, created
a doorway for many to seek answers. If
so, then fear served its purpose. These individuals are discovering that they
can receive guidance at any time and access the ability to calm their
personalities down from the height of fear to a place of knowing that somehow this
is leading all of us to our good.
One by one, we are realizing that we need to
love and care for one another because there is no “other.” We are, and have always been, in this
together. But those words, “We are all in
this together,” need to be broadcast around the world and whispered like a mantra,
a universal prayer, until it enters our hearts. We are all immersed in the lesson that what we
do to others, good or bad, we do to ourselves.
we are beginning to don our masks to protect, not ourselves, but one another.
We are realizing that healthy boundaries, feelings of mutual love, respect, and
support, for everyone are necessary for our own well-being. We are practicing
gratitude for all the abundance in our lives and for those who are addressing
our needs during this challenging time, while we recognize and donate our
resources to others in need. Many are also
beginning to peek behind words like religion, patriotism and nationalism, and
realize that they were often used to beat the drum, fear of others. So now, we are being taught, collectively,
that whenever fear arrives, we can use it as an invitation to go within. We are learning how to calm our
personalities, sit in the silence and let Love open our hearts wide enough to
hold one another.
At any time,
we are either blocking or allowing the essential self to fully express. The essential self, the authentic self, is
our intimately-connected-to-God self, our God-manifesting-as-us self. I don’t think it is a coincidence that the
terms essential and non-essential are being spoken every day in every way. It is being broadcast in every form. If the essential self, the God-within-us-self,
was trying to broadcast, drop a heavy hint, give clear guidance, what would it
look and sound like?
I don’t refer
to the Bible often but Mark 8:18 seems to provide a clue as to what is going on
right now. We seem to be living in the questions, “Do you have eyes but fail to
see, and ears but fail to hear? And do you not remember?”
remember? Take a moment right now to get
quiet and ask yourself that question. Do
you remember who and what you really are outside the walls of fear built with invisible
If so, begin
we are not gathering collectively for our services, I am available to gather
with you individually on my back patio or while we go for a walk in my nearby
woods or in your backyard, on your porch, etc. during this time. I am offering free counseling, walks,
conversations, counseling, friendship, etc.to members of Harmony Fellowship. I
also have 29 free self-quarantined copies of my book, You…God, Connecting the
Dots, with more on the way.
me at email@example.com with the subject Connect so
we can arrange a time and place to gather…individually. Also, there are dozens of past talks on this
website. Much love,
It seems that the Universe has pushed the reset button on our world and is shutting all of us down so that we can do some much needed reflecting. For Harmony Fellowship it has shown up as the cancellation of our Sunday gatherings, now through the end of April, due to the closing of the Shrewsbury Community Center. But let’s continue to gather in spirit and visualize ourselves at the end this sacred retreat, once again hugging and laughing, and breathing easy knowing that we have all been moved along on our journey from a feeling of victimhood to true empowerment. We are learning to access and use the power of Love to heal ourselves and our world. We are being coaxed into recognizing that we are in this physical experience together, at this particular time, for a reason. And that reason is being revealed.
Some used fear to create a sense of separation throughout the world telling the story of how important it was to keep others that were “different” out because they have and would continue to cause us harm. Fear spread like a virus and here we are, what was once a thought, is now a thing. And that is how it always works. Thoughts can take us to scary places and thoughts can carry us out to safety.
Let us all access our spiritual immunity to the appearance of illness with an injection of Truth. It is all God, that pure creative, loving energy, that we are always shaping with our thoughts, feelings and beliefs. Let us reset our sense of well-being by using this time to inject new thoughts of love into the world and recognize the feeling of safety that immediately occurs when we choose to move into alignment with our own divine nature. Let us rest and renew, lighten up, go within, reconnect, journal, learn something new, spend time in nature, watch spring come in, plan for something you’ve always wanted to do, visualize yourself doing it, emotionally connect with others, move your strong, resilient body, sit in gratitude and recognize that you are so loved and so good. And so it is.
Shrewsbury Community Center
Tim Mead, Matt Roland, Bridgette Kossor and friends
perform the best of their best!
All-You-Can-Eat Fish Buffet and Concert - only $25! BYOB
Doors open and dinner served at 6:30
Bring a side dish or dessert to share
Call Mark Weiss at 314-580-0420 for reservation information
Feed My People and Other Food Pantries
Personal Items Needed:
Toilet Paper, Toothpaste, Tooth Brushes, Shampoo,
Body Soap, Lotion, Deodorant, Hand Soap, Paper Towels,
Dish Detergent, Fans/Blankets, Diapers (Baby & Adult)
Food Items Needed:
Food containing protein like canned chicken, tuna, ravioli, stews, chili, soups,
beans, nut butters, protein bars, etc.
are always welcome at our services.
We also have a toys and books and a lovely living room with baby monitors.