Path of the Modern Day Mystic
very fact that you are reading this article means you are
on a spiritual path. And the fact that you are on a spiritual
path means that you are on the path of a "modern day
The modern day mystic
does not have the privilege of going into seclusion to seek
his/her divinity. We are being called upon today to find
the divine and our own divinity in the midst of our going
about our daily lives working and having relationships.
In fact it is in relationships, whether it is our family
of origin, our work relationships, friendships, romantic
relationships, relationship with our children, animals,
environment and community that we are able to find where
we are missing mark and grow. It is in relationships that
we can discern whether we are coming from and living in
ego or spirit.
The modern day mystic is able
to remind himself/herself that "I AM a divine being
having a human experience". He/she is able to choose
peace over pain or chaos, love over fear.
About Mary Mooney
Mary has been on a conscious personal
spiritual path for 30 years. After suffering from a deep
depression for years, one day she came to the realization
she was in hell. Nothing beyond this lifetime could possibly
be a greater hell than the pain she was experiencing in
her inner life. After coming to that realization came an
almost immediate realization "if I can be in hell here
and now, I could be in heaven here and now". Her spiritual
path has focused on heaven (total love and peace) now.
Mary has been married to the same
man for 40 years. She and Chuck have two adult sons with
whom they enjoy very good relationships.
She holds a Bachelor of Science
and a Master of Divinity degree. She is also a Reiki Master.
In addition to teaching Reiki, Mary teaches classes in healing,
integrative breathwork, working with angels and guides,
getting in touch with inner guidance, prosperity, and energetic
Her career includes working with
the Agricultural Extension Service, teaching in public schools,
adult education, catering, food services director, and stress
Presently Mary works full time
as a holistic counselor and mentor. Being a holistic counselor
means working with the whole person and the stresses that
come from physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects
of life. She believes that all counseling is spiritual counseling
because all stresses actually come from lack of alignment
An ordained minister, Mary also
officiates at several weddings a month.
Mary has been an active member
of the Unity Church since its inception in Raleigh in 1976.
She has served on the board of two Unity Churches here and
is presently a chaplain at the Unity Church of the Triangle.
Mary has also been active in SFF
for many years and served on the board as Meditation Chairman
for four years. She
is the perfect speaker for this, our 30th anniversary celebration.
Raleigh 30th Anniversary Celebration
December 4, 2003
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (Before the lecture)
Location: Vaughan Wing of the CUCC
For this special occasion we will
be serving "heavy Hor d'ovures" so feel comfortable
coming straight from work. You won't go away hungry!
We will also be giving
away a number of door prizes.
So, good fellowship, free food, doorprizes and a wonderful
speaker ... what more could anyone ask for? See the list
of door prizes below.
Astrological Report - Donated by
Astrologer George Ward http://www.ntastrology.com/george/george.html
Description: The Child*Star report
is a personal horoscope written specifically for children. It
describes your child's world and family, educational inclinations
and emerging identity. By spotting both talents and possible
challenges in advance, parents can help their children lead
fulfilled lives. Child*Star is perfect for newborns but just
as suitable for young teens. $20 value
Starlight Astrological Report
- Donated by Astrologer George Ward
Description: Starlight will produce
a full Fixed Star Report (10-15 pages of the meanings of each
star in your chart in combination with your planets). Starlight
explores the impact of the stars on a birthchart, both visually
and by short and full "paran reports," where every
unique star and planet combination is defined and delineated
by Bernadette Brady, author of Brady's Book of Fixed Stars.
NOTE: Please contact George Ward at 919-231-6500 to provide
the necessary birth information in order to collect your prize.
After making arrangements with George, you may pick up your
report at Dancing Moon Books and Gifts, 1818 Oberlin Road,
Skylog 3-Month Astrological Transit
Report - Donated by Drew Becker http://www.pulsarstar.com/drew/
Description: Skylog is a powerful transit
& progression program report written by Steven Forrest,
one of the finest astrological writers of our generation.
His SkyLog report combines both transits and progressions
into an extremely useful report, describing the relationship
between your own birth chart and the current motion of the
planets. The report can be cast for a three-month, six-month,
or one-year time period (gift certificate is for a three-month
report). $20 value
Three $10 gift certificates to Dancing
Moon Books & Gifts, 1818 Oberlin Road, Raleigh
Three beautiful angel figurines
- to grace your home and brighten your
Gift certificate from Cindy Cicero
for four Mindful Meditation Classes ($125 value)
Description: Mindful Life By Design
presents the Mindful Meditation course taught by Cindy Cicero.
This course is based on the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
Program developed by Jon Kabat- Zinn, Ph.D., author of Wherever
You Go There You Are.
Our class time together will be
focused on present moment awareness by learning the practice
of Mindful Meditation. Mindfulness provides us the power to
cultivate our ability to perceive life with grace and dignity,
while navigating the storm and enjoying its beauties. This
meditative practice will cultivate a patience and understanding
in us for clearly seeing our many choices unfolding in the
moment. The explorer in self will gently develop into a non-judging
witness who will guide your experience in life with a renewed
sense of living.
The door prize is for 4 free consecutive
classes out of the 8-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
course. Classes start February 1, 2004, Sunday afternoons,
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM, in Apex. http://www.mindful-lifebydesign.com/
Gift certificate from Alice Hough
for a HeartLight Healing session ($55 value)
Description: HeartLight Healing is a
hands-on healing technique that originates in love. Working
with Spirit, Alice uses HeartLight Healing to channel love
from the universe to you, allowing your high self to direct
and use this love energy to heal you in whatever way is most
needed at the time. Healing can be physical, mental, emotional
During a healing session, Alice
gently directs energy into your body using hands, tones and
intent. This flow of healing energy works with you at a non-conscious
level, producing relaxation, ease and a sense of well-being,
helping you create balance and health in your body and life.
The door prize is for one free one-hour
session at The Whole Life Center, 1209 Ridge Rd., Raleigh,
NC. Contact Alice at 622-2329 to schedule your appointment.
January 8, 2004 - Randy Wasserstrom,
Predictions for 2004
(Note: This is the second Thursday
2004 - Michael Stein,
March 4, 2004
- Mary Jo Bolbrook
Intuition: Contribution to Health Care
April 1, 2004 - Jeannie
May 6, 2004 - Orion
(aka Ron Scarbrough),
Mediumship and Pscychic Detective Work
June 3, 2004 - Donna
December 4, 2003
30th Aniv. Reception: 6:30 - 7:30 PM
- 9:30 PM
all who made our Silent Auction fundraiser in October a great
Please see below
No Healing Meditation this Month
SFF 30th Anniversary Celebration instead
Time: 6:30 -
celebration will be held at 6:30 PM in the Vaughan
Wing (on side of church that faces Dixie Trail) at
Community United Church of Christ.
begins at 7:45 PM following the celebration. We look
forward to seeing you on Thursday, December 4.
Raleigh 30th Anniversary Celebration
Though it is sometimes seems hard to believe, Spiritual Frontiers
Fellowship International has beeen serving the Raleigh, Durham,
Chapel Hill area and beyond for thirty years.
To celebrate this milestone, we will
be serving heavy hor d'ovures from 6:30 - 7:30 before
the lecture by Mary Mooney. We will also be giving away
several door prizes and
we will be recognizing many of the folks who have helped us
through the years. This
will be a lot of fun as we eat, laugh, remember and help bring
in the holiday season in great spirits.
Please plan on coming
early to help us celebrate this special occasion.
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to everyone who helped make the
SFF Silent Auction
a great success
The SFF Silent Auction
fundraiser was a tremendous success. Thanks to the efforts
of volunteers, to the generous donations made by so many in
our community and to the support of those who attended the
Silent Auction, SFF can continue to provide the kind of high
quality metaphysical programs that you've come to expect!
Gift certificates for a variety
of services proved to be among the most
popular items for auction. We received donations for Astrological
Reports, Aura Photographs, a credit consultation, a Medical
Consultation, Publishing Seminar admission and numerous sessions
including Breathcare, Foot massage, Hand Analysis, Intuitive
Readings, Life Coaching, Massages, Numerology, Past Life Regression,
Reconnective® Healing, Reiki/Energetic Healing, Spiritual
Healing and Thought Field Therapy.
Members of the community were also
very generous in donating more tangible items. There
were far too many donations to name, but among them were the
following: art, books, candles and candleholders, a Chakra
Tie, Christmas decorations, Country Bunny Bath & Body
product baskets, Dancing Moon Bookstore gift certificates,
diffuser, dolphin hand exercise balls, fairy statue, household
items, many jewelry selections including pins, earrings and
necklaces, massage table, pottery, stained glass, a throw
tranquillity fountain, vanity set, videotapes and CDs, and
wind chimes. Spiritual Frontiers Fellowship is most grateful
to all those who donated their services and these fabulous
SFF also extends many thanks to
the volunteers whose efforts made this event run so
smoothly. First let us acknowledge our board members, who
played a key role in this effort: Cindy Cicero, Abbie and
David Emory, Diana Henderson, Maryphyllis Horn, Alice Hough,
Kim Kasdorf, April Rooker and Silent Auction Committee Chairperson
Lucy Spratley. Other volunteers who helped with this event
include Tom Bapple, Cindy Bowling, Nancy Dimitrios, Karen
Ganyard, Mona Garrett, Bill Hough, Amy Simpson, Janice Simpson,
Surcy and Elizabeth Wilson.
There were many ways in which people
helped as volunteers: organizing and planning the event, soliciting
donations, taking in donations, preparing bid sheets, receipts
and gift certificates, transporting donations to the auction,
setting up at the auction/raffle, selling raffle tickets,
determining auction and raffle winners, accepting payment
from top bidders,
making sure top bidders received their items, announcing winners,
handing out raffle items and "breaking down" and
cleaning up after the auction. Whatever role you played in
this effort, thank you!
We offer profound thanks as well
to those who attended the Silent Auction and bid on
items. Many went home with fantastic bargains with the added
bonus of supporting SFF. Without your attendance and willingness
to participate in the auction, none of the other efforts would
have proven fruitful.
Spiritual Frontiers Fellowship Raleigh
Chapter is a non-profit organization that means a lot to the
metaphysical/healing community in the Triangle area and beyond.
SFF's mission is to enhance the spiritual, mystical and metaphysical
awareness and consciousness of our community by sponsoring
programs that facilitate personal growth and development and
a holistic approach to health and living.
Thanks to all those involved with the Silent Auction who made
it possible to continue this mission!
are the names of the many wonderful folks who donated items
or services to the SFF Silent Auction:
Suzanne Lewis Brown
Dancing Moon Books & Gifts, Raleigh, NC
Julia A. Hanline
Lisa Robinson Olson
Joanne "JP" Pizzino
Sherri Hughes Sokol
Thanks again for
your support. Our Silent Auctions are always fun and enable
us to have the financial backing to bring you great programs
throughout the year.