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Rev. Laurie Durgan - February 16, 2018

For our latest Spiritual Friday, we held a Burning Bowl Ceremony at the Unity of Delray Beach, a ceremony that supports the patients' spiritual commitment to letting go and setting themselves free. It honored their “inner shift” that will enable them to embrace a new life, new attitudes, and new awareness. We spoke of this inner shift as being a spiritual opening or beginning – many patients described it as "hope”.

"You must...

February 14, 2018
Angel Card 2/14/18

We, your angelic messengers,

are here to help unleash

the endless creative potential that you possess.

Listen to the whispers of love inside your heart

as we communicate with you

through feeling and emotion.

Let go of fear and apprehension,

and express the endless

source of creativity you possess.

Have fun and allow the inner child

within you to express

your true...

Rev. Laurie Durgan - February 09, 2018

Our Spiritual Friday leaders all agree that forgiveness is a topic that should be a focus each month. Self-forgiveness in particular is such a difficult principle for the patients to accept and yet, it’s undeniably necessary for recovery.

"Punishing yourself for your mistakes is not the way to end them. Loving yourself is." - Alan Cohen

After our usual opening and welcome, we added a new "group spiritual practice" the patients seem to...

February 07, 2018
Angel Card 2/7/18

Your life is filled with abundance!

Look around and appreciate it all.

More abundance is coming to you.

“Angel Readings” by Patricia M. Wortsmith

Rev. Laurie Durgan - February 02, 2018

Hi everyone!

I just wanted to give a little overview of what we've covered the last few weeks on Spiritual Fridays. How we are beginning the new year, how we are accepting, appreciating, honoring the new life being offered to each one of us.

"Each morning we are born again. What we do today matters most.”

The first Friday in January we held our group in the Sanctuary at Unity Church. The patients participated in the Burning Bowl...

January 31, 2018

Be mindful of another's

feelings and needs.

Someone needs your love

right now.

A loving thought

is all it takes.

“Healing Angel Cards” by Toni Carmine Salerno

Rev. Laurie Durgan - January 26, 2018
Spiritual Friday 1/26/18

We read two quotes by Marianne Williamson:

"When we surrender to G-d, we let go of our attachment to how things happen on the outside, and we become more concerned with what happens on the inside."

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness that most frightens us.

We ask ourselves, who am I to be...

January 24, 2018
Angel Card 1/24/18

You are dearly loved,
more than you can possibly imagine,
and you are never alone.
A universe
of love and light
surrounds you
and showers you with blessings
that ebb and flow
in your heart.

"Namaste Blessing Cards” by Toni Carmine Salerno

Rev. Laurie Durgan - January 19, 2018

Happiest of New Years to everyone!

Recently, one of our patients asked me if I'd ever read the poem "Footprints". He had seen it for the first time that week in a meeting room, it touched him so deeply that he wrote a song about it and performed it on Spiritual Friday. It was so beautiful and heartfelt.

After speaking to him, I felt compelled to read the poem again, and like the patient, it made me think of all the ways God...

January 17, 2018
Angel Card 1/17/18

Your inner light
shines when you are
at peace with yourself
and the world around you.
Let go of the struggle
and feel the beauty
inside you.
Allow all to just be
and just be you.

"Spirit Oracle Cards” by Toni Carmine Salerno