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Rev. Laurie Durgan - November 17, 2017

For our recent Spiritual Friday, we spoke about the gift of forgiveness – for others and for ourselves.

"You surrender to a lot of things which are not worthy of you. I wish you would surrender to your radiance, your integrity, your beautiful human grace." - Yogi Bhajan

We spoke about forgiveness as not condoning a behavior (ours or another's) but rather choosing to no longer be a victim to the...

November 15, 2017

Someone you dearly miss forever is present in your heart.

Remember dearest one,

that even though there has been a physical parting,

spiritually those we love never leave us.

Creation is eternal.

Nothing is ever truly missing

for all is interconnected

and ultimately one.

Rev. Laurie Durgan - November 10, 2017
Spiritual Friday: Love

We had an amazing Spiritual Friday led again by our patients. Our ministers, rabbi, and other spiritual leaders were totally blown away by the depth and dedication of our patients as they served the community in this meaningful way.

The group started with the song "What Is Love?"

One of the patients gave us a lesson on the 4 types...

November 08, 2017
Angel Card: Manifestation

Believe in yourself,

trust your instincts and follow your heart.,

for in doing so, you shall manifest

all your heart desires.

The life you have for so long aspired to create

will soon manifest.

Rev. Laurie Durgan - November 03, 2017

For our latest Spiritual Friday, we focused on the topic of love – loving others, ourselves, and our Higher Power.

"Love all of G-d's creation, the whole and every grain of sand in it. Love every leaf, every ray of G-d's light. Love the animals, love the plants, love everything. If you love everything, you will perceive the Divine Mystery in all things. Once you begin to perceive it, you will begin to comprehend it better every day. And...

November 01, 2017

Dearest One,

Be compassionate towards yourself.

Surrender the self criticism and fear that has you believing

that you need to improve in order to be worthy.

You are perfect just as you are.

The only thing that needs to change

is your negative perceptions.

You will come to realize the jewel you are

when you love and...

Rev. Laurie Durgan - October 27, 2017
Spiritual Friday - Awareness

The Black Dot

One day, a professor entered the classroom and asked his students to prepare for a surprise test. They waited anxiously at their desks for the test to begin. The professor handed out the question paper, with the text facing down as usual. Once he handed them all out, he asked his students to turn the page and begin. To everyone’s surprise, there were no questions – just a black dot in the center of the page. The professor...

October 25, 2017
Angel Card: Courage

Dare to be different, to make mistakes.

Create, for it is in creation that you exist.

In this world of dreams, that stem from the eternal heart,

you are one with all creation.

All is possible.

Go forth and be true to yourself

for it is only through being true to you

that you can be true to others.

Rev. Laurie Durgan - October 20, 2017
Letting Go

Hi everyone. I hope you’re having a blessed Friday.

"Our greatest suffering often comes from believing the stories we tell ourselves about the way things are or the way 'we' are. Our thoughts and the stories they weave are a product of the mind. They give us only a partial view of life, not the bigger picture. Step out of the story and see." - Ellen Grace O'Brian

Our topics for the last several Spiritual Fridays have been focused on this...

October 18, 2017

Patience is required at the moment.

You may feel that things

are not moving as fast as you would like.

Yet there is a lot going on energetically.

The current situation

causing concern is evolving positively.

Let go and have patience.

You will eventually realize that this

whole event was, in fact, a blessing.

All is perfect as it is.


You are...