Followers of “The Way”

I don't know about you, bit I get pretty dismayed at all the things that are said and done by those who claim to be "Christian."  Bigotry, hatred, holier-than-thou attitudes to name a few.  This is not to discredit the many great things that have been done in the name of Jesus, yet, with so much baggage laid on from religions along with the behavior of many of their members, I;m sufficiently embarrassed to align myself with all of that.

The people who followed Jesus - the very first ones who knew Him personally and heard Him personally, were called Followers of The Way.  I would love to get back to that purity of faith.  As a result, I've created a study of the Bible entitled, "Followers of The Way"  You might like it!  How it came to be came from a vision.  It happened like this.

I was sitting in bed with a cup of hot coffee.  I was staring out the window at the big oak trees behind our house.  I could hear Phil's pond gurgling in the background.  {When I sit and stare like that with the pond sound, I call it . . . "pond"ering)  I was pondering.  Not sure there was anything particular I was pondering, just letting the flow of consciousness bring insights to me.  

All of a  sudden, I couldn't see the trees anymore.  I couldn't tast the coffee or hear the pond.  Instead I was standing in a huge teepee.

Well, that totally freaked me out and I was instantly aware of the trees, the coffee and the pond again.

What just happened?!  What was that?!

Resuming my pondering, I flashed on that "other" scene again.  Freaking myself out once more, I snapped back into present time.  "Well, If I want to know what this is, I guess I get to allow it to happen," I told myself.  So, I did.

Instantly, I was int he teepee again.  It was huge.  The flap was open and I could see people walking around outside - or maybe I just sensed them.  It was hard to determine what was what.  I saw a man standing near the opening.  He was an older man dressed in chief's regalia complete with eagle feathers.

He indicated his name was Eagle Grandfather.  He had smiling eyes, like he knew a secret.

He had an open Bible in his hands.  He spoke.  His voice was resonant, kind, and strong all at the same time.  He said, "When you read this with eyes of darkness, you see darkness."  He looked down at the Bible and his eyes became dark and the book became dark and very heavy.

He looked up at me and said, "When you read this with the eyes of Light, you see Light."  His eyes began to glow brightly and he looked down at the book again.  This time the words began to glow.  The words flowed over the page, and through the air, onto my arm and into my heart.  My heart began to glow.

Eagle Grandfather smiled at me with that twinkle in his eyes again.

Instantly, I was back in my bed, staring at the trees, hearing the pond gurgling and holding my coffee.   It seemed only like a few moments, but my once-hot coffee was stone-cold.

Now, I've always enjoyed studying the Bible.  Sounds crazy, I know.  I like to look up words like hope and then read every Bible passage that talks about hope and really know what the Bible says about that subject.  I don't consider myself an expert by any means.  Just a curious student.

I enjoy those old Bible stories and love that God lifts up failures and weaklings to do great things. 

This vision changed everything.  Well, not everything - buy how I looked at everything.  I began to look at the Bible with "Eyes of Light" in an attempt to look beyond the dogma religions offer and really see what is there.

I found a Divine Source (God, Higher Power, All that Is, etc.) full of Love and Compassion wanting to connect with us on a higher level than we've known before offering insights for day-to-day life and stunning new ways of looking at those old sacred stories.

The class, Followers of The Way, makes it possible for me to share these discoveries with you!  I've been told that this class blesses and fills the soul.  I hear from participants, "I knew that, I just didn't know I knew that!"  I also hear, "I get it.  I finally get it.  It makes sense now."

Okay, so Bible study in the past probably wasn't much fun.  This stuff I share is way fun!  We will also have a guided meditation with each class.

I hope you will join me on the First Thursdays of each month starting October 6th at 6:30 pm 'till about 8pm at The Divine Fellowship, 513 Barth, Richland, Wa.  (Free, tho don't be surprised if we pass the basket.)​

If you are looking for an enriched faith, a more positive faith to guide you, or if you are taking a new look at faith,​ this might be the class for you.  Hope to see you there.

Love, Light, and Laughter,

Janice Lynch​

Sacred Energy

A lot of research has been done in recent years about the power of belonging.  When we belong to a group or organization, we live longer and live healthier lives.  

Why is that true?

Partially because we get out of our own way and have deep connections and add meaning to our lives.  Also, those deep connections happen on an energetic level.​  We we connect energetically, we harmonize.  

The cells in our body harmonize. Our intent harmonizes and blends with the intent of others.  Remember when we do drumming?  Each drum has its own voice, its own sound.  And yet when played with other drums, it blends and becomes part of the One Voice.  When we do the "round robin" and each drum plays by itself, we can not only hear its singular voice, but other drums will vibrate and resonate to its voice.  Each of those other drums, when played, do not sound exactly like the first drum, yet, their tones harmonize - vibrate together.

Remember when we do drumming?  Each drum has its own voice, its own sound.  And yet when played with other drums, it blends and becomes part of the One Voice.  When we do the "round robin" and each drum plays by itself, we can not only hear its singular voice, but other drums will vibrate and resonate to its voice.  Each of those other drums, when played, do not sound exactly like the first drum, yet, their tones harmonize - vibrate together.

So, too we resonate with others of like mind.  This harmony is a good thing when the group intent is for kindness and love.

Most people who walk into the sanctuary of The Divine Fellowship say they immediately feel the energy of the place and it feels like HOME.   We hear it over and over.  That energy of HOME has been instilled into that physical space by the energetic harmony we create when we are there.  We all believe different things, yet we can harmonize with one another.  We all have different perceptions of Spirit and Divine Source, yet we choose to harmonize and blend with one another without giving up our own personal preferences for faith.

Once this energy was established, we protected it with small bowls of​ stones and crystals to hold the energy.  The space maintains the energy even if we are not there.  This energy is connected to Source/Divine Energy and maintains itself.   When we do come together for a class or a service, the energy ramps up from there.  

People can be having a really rough time physically, financially, mentally, emotionally or spiritually​ . . . walk into the church and begin to feel better.  It doesn't take energy from anyone as the energy is already connected to Source and cannot be depleted!  This Sacred Energy is totally a renewable energy!  

Sacred Energy offers a basis for our energy to harmonize into.  Pain diminishes, frustrations decrease, joy unfolds.  It's the natural energy we have a right to enjoy.  We just forget.  The worries of the world, the stresses of expectations knock our vibrations out of this Sacred Energy vibration and into a physical world / survival energy.  Life is more than merely surviving!  We become so racked up about stuff that we forget that some of the poorest countries with the fewest things are far happier than we are!  They share.  They laugh.  They love.  They enjoy a community of Sacred Energy.

Phil and I have taken a couple of weeks to decompress from life and have a stay-cation to work in the yard, paint pictures, do some writing, (actually, he works on his VW electric bug and I paint and write​), read some books and articles, watch the stars emerge, and generally just "be".  We truly miss the Sacred Energy of The Divine Fellowship.  It's not my energy or Phil's energy, but it's own unique Sacred Energy that revitalizes us from the inside out.  We are really looking forward to coming back to "work" - back into that shared harmonic of Love and Light.

I don't know how others can stay away for months or years at a time.  It just doesn't work for me.  That harmonic community of Sacred Energy empowers my life.  I hope you get a chance to enjoy this Sacred Energy, too.  My soul looks forward to seeing you there!

Many Blessings, Janice

By the way . . . if you enjoyed this article about Sacred Energy, you might really like my recent article Restoring "Blown Out" Energy I just posted in  

(My hope is to take you directly to the blog/article.  If this link doesn't work, please type the website into your browser.  I think you are not only going to enjoy the article, but find some really helpful tools.)  Be blessed, Dear One!

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