Our Wedding

On Sunday April 26 2014 at the Interfaith Truth Center members, family and friends gather together  in small intimate beautifully decorated peaceful room to share and witness the uniting of two souls becoming one spirit. Edwin Collins and Betty Hoatfield  exchange vows and lit two small candles that symbolize  a internal fire that  joined their two souls together in love. Rev. Norma confirm their marriage by state law But Edwin and Betty confirm their marriage by sacred law. True happiness is marrying your best friend.

It is said that marriages are made in heaven and celebrated on earth. The popular belief is true to many extent, because it is a special bond shared between two souls, who tie the wedding knot after promising to be companions for a lifetime. It is the physical, mental and spiritual unison of two souls. It brings significant stability and substance to human relationships, which is otherwise incomplete. It plays a crucial role in transferring the culture and civilization from one generation to the other, so that the human race is prospered. The institution of marriage is beneficial to the society as a whole, because it is the foundation of the family, which in turn is the fundamental building block of the society.
While the concept of marriage remains the same across the globe, the way of solemnizing it differs extensively. Different laws have been formulated to legalize the ceremony, which proves to be an important turning point in one’s life. Apart from the laws of marriages, the rituals following during the ceremony are in total contrast to each other. 
The key to successful marriage is love, understanding, mutual respect, trust, commitment and togetherness. While many couples are able to find all the key ingredients in their marital relationships, others find one element or more lacking in their bond. This gives rise to consequences that are not always expected, or desired. This is a reason why a number of couples face adverse consequences, like divorce. One of the visible reasons why married couples find marriage as an intimidating bond is that they face a number of problems, while being in the relationship. Lack of trust, mutual respect, love and understanding contribute to the deterioration of the bond.

 


What Is a Full Moon Drum Circle?

A Full Moon drum circle is not a New Age event. A drum circle is a monthly event that greets the full moon with drumming and dancing, and it is open to anyone. Drum circle events are particularly popular in Florida and California, but the really big ones take place in Thailand.

 There’s nothing quite like a group drumming experience to unify teams, energize groups and bring people together. It’s a dynamic, powerful and unique experience that has been around since the dawn of time — it worked then and it works now!

The great thing is that group drumming transcends all boundaries. Suddenly it doesn’t matter anymore who you are, where you come from, or what you do for a living – everyone communicates through the language of rhythm.

Anyone can take part, everyone becomes equal and it quickly becomes apparent that what you can achieve together is far greater than what you can do alone. It is an interactive, magical, musical, group experience that people never forget, and talk about for months to come!

Drums are one of the earliest musical instruments and drummers claim that drums reconnect us to the earth and the rhythm of the universe. Drums play an important role in every culture, from military parades to tribal rituals. Drum circles are a way of creating community spirit while marking the full moon each month. There are many types of drum circles happening around the United States and in other countries, and these events encourage amateur drummers to participate.

Full Moon drum circles usually start at the first sight of the full moon in the evening. According to reviews of drum circles in Miami, drummers are led by a drum facilitator who leads the rhythm. The drummers use different rhythms and drumming styles during the evening, which may not finish until the following morning. Some people opt to dance rather than drum, and other entertainers may appear at some drumming circles. Drum circle facilitators aim to create an event suitable for all age groups, and consumption of alcohol or drugs is actively discouraged. Some drum circles provide drums for people who want to try drumming.

 


Fear Is A Liar

written by Joy

Today at our Sunday Service, after Rev Norma gave a lesson on “Fairy Tales” that reminded us that the two emotions that we know is fear and love. Our friend Eve shared with us how she had a big break threw, during our Wednesday night healing class with John. Eve shared that the fears she once felt she no longer feels. Eve also feels like her fears are gone for good, and she now feels alive. Thank-you John for helping Eve and others tap away there fears. I found the following on fear enjoy.

Fear is something that we all experience, and something that we all have within our psyche.  Fear once served us, kept us alive and in one piece but as society has changed and we have become more evolved and more “intelligent”; learning more about the world and apparently how it works, we have become more afraid not less.  We have so many fears in this modern world: fear of failure, fear of rejection and abandonment, fear of being judged, fear of not being good enough…the list goes on and on.

Fear is always rooted in what we feel we don’t have and what other people will think, believe about or do to us, lack and not enough and fear is felt so keenly because on a very primitive level all fear is based around the fear of dying.  When we are afraid of something we feel vulnerable, in danger and as though we could be consumed at any time.  Fear is quite possibly the worst feeling in the world, more so in these modern times.  We feel so strongly this fear and this want for things to be different and feel better and even though our logical mind is telling us that there is a solution to this problem we still feel terrible.  This is because our inner being is feeling this fear on the most basic level and this fear becomes the fear of death – a much bigger threat than the issue at hand.

worry

 

When we worry about things we pour our energy into this worry, boosting it, helping it to grow and it feeds on this energy and demands more.  Focusing on the fear and the worry brings about more worry and does not bring a solution.  Have you ever noticed how worrying about one certain thing suddenly leads to more worry about something else, often completely unrelated?  How starting to freak out about one subject brings an avalanche of worry and doubt your way?  This is because the vibration and the feeling of fear is so strong it pulls more and more to it and the focus we give to fear invites more because when we are worried about something we believe we must focus on this to find a solution, but in all your time worrying about things has worrying really ever helped?

As the image above says, about 90% of what we worry about and are afraid of never happens.  We get ourselves worked up and we shut ourselves off from many possibilities because we don’t want more reasons to be afraid or worried and the unknown is scary. But, if you think about it it’s never the unknown you worry about.  It’s the things that you know *could* happen that keep you up at night, the things that you can see a logical progression from where you are at that current time to where you do not want to end up that scares you; not the unknown.  We never give the unknown a chance because of all this ‘possible known stuff that could go wrong’ that constantly rotates in our minds.  The unknown is where the solution lies.

Angst

 

Some fear we confuse with anticipation.  Anticipation is that feeling of not knowing how, but knowing everything is going to be ok and that is just a matter of time before the solution presents itself.  We cannot be so vain as to think that we already know all the answers to be able to achieve the life we want within our current experience.  It is in that unknown all around us that the next steps towards gaining and achieving what we want are waiting and in order to learn, see and gain these, we have to leave our comfort zone and that means throwing fear and worry out of the window.

 

Fear can only win if you allow it to.  It can only be all consuming if you stay within this small window of thinking that the unknown is the problem, that the unknown is the enemy and that you have to have all the answers.  What could you achieve if you pushed fear aside and allowed it to be possibility, opportunity and anticipation instead?