Weekly Gathering Audios

An important part of Awakening Together is our weekly gathering. This is a special time in the week that is reserved for the assembly of all members and friends. We join together online in musical celebration, interactive community, silence and contemplation. An Awakening Together minister delivers a teaching at each gathering.

Members and friends who are unable to attend a live gathering may listen to an archived audio on this page.

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7-23-17 Weekly Gathering: “Consciousness Expressing”

Topic: “Consciousness Expressing” Rev. Jacquelyn discussed the experience of the elemental shift in our sense of what we are as the journey that is Awakening. Her reader was Meg Reinhardt, who read a teaching from Jan Frazier.  http://janfrazierteachings.com/the-embodied-expression-of-consciousness/ . Listen to this audio Continue Reading

7-16-17 Weekly Gathering: ”Hitting the Pause Button Takes Courage”

Topic: ”Hitting the Pause Button Takes Courage” Description: Rev. Rebecca will look at how one can respond to fear in the moment in a way that will allow one to see fear for what it truly is Reader: Lyn Johnson Reading: excerpts from Chapter Six (Positive Insecurity) from PRACTICING PEACE by Pema Chödrön.. Listen to the audio Continue Reading

7-9-17 Weekly Gathering: “The Wise Use of Time”

Topic: “The Wise Use of Time” Rev. Kelly Barber discussed “Deciding how and when to use my time”. The reading was from Way of Mastery. Kelly did her own reading Listen to this audio Continue Reading

7-2-17 Weekly Gathering: “Becoming the wise farmer”

Topic: “Becoming the wise farmer” Rev. Gloria Wells discussed how listening to your inner guidance will help you to become the Wise Farmer. The reading was from Way of Mastery – Planting the seed that produces the desired result. Her reader was Rev Sherry Daves. Listen to this audio Continue Reading

6-25-17 Weekly Gathering: ”Compassion. We Are All Here to Be Truly Helpful!”

Topic: Compassion. We Are All Here to Be Truly Helpful! Description: Rev. David Fishman looked at what we all have in common. Salvation is a collaborative venture, we are all in the same boat, sharing the same interest & same purpose. The Simplicity of salvation, is to recognize ALL are here to be with & for… Continue Reading

6-18-17 Weekly Gathering: ”The Allure of Silence”

Topic: The Allure of Silence Description: Rev. Regina Dawn Akers looked at the allure of silence and compared it to the attraction of chatter, making the contrast very clear so we can each see what we are genuinely most interested in. Reader: Shiryl Kaplan Reading: “The Circus and the Meadow” from The Teachings of Inner… Continue Reading

6-11-17 Weekly Gathering: Surrender Inside or Outside?

Topic: “Surrender Inside or Outside?” Rev. Jane Polly-Bass discussed her experiences with surrendering to what is. The reading was from “The Untethered Soul” by Michael Singer, beginning Ch 2 .   Her reader was Rev. Rebecca Gibson. Listen to this audio Continue Reading

6-4-17 Weekly Gathering: Time – The Long Now

Topic: “Time – The Long Now” Rev. Gloria Wells discussed how You don’t have to feel worthy to awaken. You only need the decision and the persistence. The reading was from ACIM, Chapter 26 – The Immediacy of Salvation .   Her reader was Meg Reinhart. Listen to this audio Continue Reading

5-28-17 Weekly Gathering: “Exploring Self Inquiry”

Topic: “Exploring Self Inquiry”. Rev. Jacquelyn examined the teaching of Ramana Maharshi describing how Self Inquiry leads to Self Realization. Her reader was Regina Dawn Akers, who read an excerpt from The Human Gospel of Ramana Maharshi. Listen to this audio Continue Reading

5-21-17 Weekly Gathering:”Wanting”

Topic: Wanting Description: Rev. Regina Dawn Akers examined the relationship between what we want in the world and our desire to be one with God. Reader: Rev. Ken Gibson Reading: A Course in Miracles workbook lesson 122, Forgiveness Offers Everything I Want Listen to the audio Continue Reading

5-14-17 Weekly Gathering:”Happiness and Peace is already within you”

Topic: “Happiness and Peace is already within you” Rev. Jay McCormick discussed how listening to guidance can bring you peace during situations that in the past would have upset you greatly The reading was from NTI James, Chapter 1.   His reader was Judy Flassing. Listen to this audio Continue Reading

5-7-17 Weekly Gathering: The Anatomy of Identity

Topic: “The Anatomy of Identity” Rev. Gloria Wells discussed how we build our identity and how to deconstruct it without creating a new one. The reading will come from Rupert Spira’s book The Transparency of Things, The Fabric of Self .   Her reader was Kathy Smith. Listen to this audio Continue Reading

4-30-17 Weekly Gathering: Trust is its own reward

Topic: “Trust is its own reward” Rev. Carrie Christiansen discussed how learning to trust has been a mystical experience for her. The reading was Trust in the Creator from Michael Berg’s book,The Way: Using the Wisdom of Kabbalah for Spiritual Transformation and Fulfillment.   Her reader was Rev. Helen Avery. Listen to this audio Continue Reading

4-23-17 Weekly Gathering: Silencing the Thinking Mind

Topic: “Silencing the Thinking Mind” Rev. Jacquelyn Eckert discussed learning to release dependence on the thinking mind by placing trust with Inner Wisdom. The reading was A Conversation with Inner Wisdom.  Her reader was Connie Poole.. Listen to this audio A Conversation with Inner Wisdom reading Continue Reading

4-16-17 Weekly Gathering: Letting Go of Perception While It’s Happening

Topic: Letting Go of Perception While It’s Happening Rev. Regina Dawn Akers regularly teaches the loop of experience that creates illusion: What I think, I see. What I see, I experience. What I experience, I think. Recently she’s taught how to let go of the loop at the level of thinking and at the level… Continue Reading

4-9-17 – Gathering – Emotions – Truth Tellers or Liars

Emotions – Truth Tellers or Liars   Rev. Regina Dawn Akers will examine human emotions, their lies, their truths and how they can help us awaken. Rev. Gloria Wells will read excerpts from Gina Lake’s newest book, All Grace. Listen to this audio Emotions – Truth Tellers or Liars – PDF Continue Reading

4-2-17 – Gathering – Honoring Discomfort

Honoring Discomfort Rev. Gloria Wells discusses how honoring discomfort can lead to inner peace. Rev Jane Polley-Bass read from an excerpt from Adyashanti’s book True Meditation: Let Everything within you Reveal Itself to You. Listen to this audio Continue Reading

Awakening Together Weekly Gathering Audio – 3/26/17

Stepping away from the Story Rev. Jacquelyn Eckert discusses how moving from the belief in the self as a noun to seeing the self as an activity or process can facilitate the healing process and help us awake to our True Selves. Rev. Sherry Daves read from an article authored by Paul Hedderman. Barbara Deurwaarder served… Continue Reading

Awakening Together Weekly Gathering – 3-19-17

Topic: The World is Thought Description: Rev. Regina Dawn Akers talked about how to discriminate between thought and reality and look at how reality makes thought seem real. Reading: Rev. Danielle Wright read NTI Romans, Chapter 9. Barbara Deurwaarder served as Sanctuary Administrator. Listen to this audio Continue Reading

Awakening Together Weekly Gathering – 3/12/17

Reverend David “Dov” Fishman’s topic was “Trusting Simplicity  “Simplicity is very difficult for twisted minds” ~ ACIM Text 14.2.3 Reading by Rev. Helen Avery, The Happy Learner ACIM Text Ch 14.2 Barbara Deurwaarder was our Sanctuary Administrator.  Lyn Johnson was our Music Director Listen to this recording Continue Reading

Awakening Together Weekly Gathering – 3/5/17

Rev. Gloria Wells Topic: “Paradox of riding the ox”. The reading will come from Leo Hartong’s book Awakening to the dream – the gift of lucid living. Her reader was Rubye Nassar. Lyn Johnson served as Musical Director and Barbara Deurwaarder served as Sanctuary Administrator. Listen to this recording Continue Reading

Awakening Together Weekly Gathering – 2/26/17

Rev. Kelly Barber’s topic was “Humility-A Loving Correction for Spiritual Pride” Looking at the need for genuine humility on the Spiritual Path . Reading: “The First Step in Awakening” from The Way of Mastery Reader: Melissa Tollinger Barbara Deurwaarder served as Sanctuary Administrator. Listen to this recording Continue Reading

Awakening Together Weekly Gathering – 2/19/17

Reverend Carl Lammers’s Topic:  Set and Reset . . A Review of “Rules for Decision” Description: We are going to look at the “Rules for Decision” with some help from “The Teachings of Inner Ramana” Reader:  Chris Souchack Readings:  3 in total ~ “The Unknown Teachings of Lao Tzu” by Hua Hu Ching, interpretation by Brian… Continue Reading

Awakening Together Weekly Gathering – 2/12/17

Rev. Deloris Mabins’s, Topic – “Cease Being Interested” Description – Everything is here to help me Reading – Chapter 51 – “I Am That” Nisargaddata Reader – Rev. Gloria Wells Lyn Johnson served as Musical Director and Barbara Deurwaarder served as Sanctuary Administrator. Listen to this recording Link to the reading Continue Reading

Awakening Together Weekly Gathering – 2/5/17

Rev. Gloria Wells, “The Lord’s Prayer – Touching Heaven”. The reading was from Emmett Fox’s, Sermon on the Mount. Her reader was Rev Wanda Alamonte.. Lyn Johnson served as Musical Director and Barbara Deurwaarder served as Sanctuary Administrator. Listen to this recording Link to the reading Continue Reading

Awakening Together Weekly Gathering – 1/29/17

Reverend David “Dov” Fishman’s topic was “Purpose, Trust, Truth, Love & the Core Values” When we  are willing to go beyond the concepts these words point to..we experience they are all the same. They do not exist separate from us, they are us. They Are All One as We Are All One, only appearing separate and different.… Continue Reading

Awakening Together Weekly Gathering – 1-22-17

Discovering the root of the “I am bad” belief. Rev. Jacquelyn Eckert discusses how the “I am Bad” belief is both rooted in and supported by the fundamental belief in separation from God. Toni Fields read from The Holy Spirit’s Interpretation of the New Testament Matthew, Chapter 27. Lyn Johnson served as Musical Director and Barbara… Continue Reading

Awakening Together Weekly Gathering – 1-15-17

“My Life As A Ransom for Many” Rev. Regina Dawn Akers explains how Jesus’ life was “a ransom for many,” Buddha’s life was a ransom for many, Ramana Maharshi’s life was a ransom for many, and your life can be a ransom for many. Reading: Rev. Share Murphy read “The Ego is Not the Devil,”… Continue Reading

Awakening Together Weekly Gathering – 1/8/17

Reverend Jay’s topic was “Fearlessness is the Primary Characteristic of Mastery”.  Jacquelyn Eckert read from “The Way of Mastery” a section entitled “The Primary Characteristic of Mastery” Lyn Johnson served as Musical Director and Ken Gibson served as Sanctuary Administrator. Listen to this recording Continue Reading

Awakening Together Weekly Gathering – 1/1/17

Reverend Gloria’ presented today Lyn Johnson served as Musical Director and Ken Gibson served as Sanctuary Administrator. Listen to this recording Continue Reading

Awakening Together Weekly Gathering – 12/18/16

Who Loves Me?   Rev. Regina Dawn Akers leads an inquiry through which we look to see who or what is engrossed in thought. Could finding the one that loves our drama be a pathway to finding the One that we are? Rev. Sandy Ruiz read excerpts from “Reality and Subjectivity” by Dr. David Hawkins.… Continue Reading

Awakening Together Weekly Gathering – 12/11/16

Rev. Jay Mc’Cormick’s topic was “The Real that Remains”.  The secret to inner growth is to meet an old condition in a new way, with the help of the inner spirit.  We can leap past the outer layers of surface personality even while fearing to do so, until all fear vanishes.  This is where we… Continue Reading

Awakening Together Weekly Gathering – 12/4/16

Reverend David Fishman’s topic was “WE ARE BLESSED” – “That is because the function of love is One.” ~ ACIM Text 4.6.8:8.  Love has been mistaken as an emotion, Yet, Love is a Changeless Awareness of ONEness, which is All-Encompassing, with ALL Creation Included Equally.  Shiryl Kaplan was the Reader, Reading from ACIM Lesson 127 / There is no love but God’s Barbara… Continue Reading

Awakening Together Weekly Gathering – 11/27/16

Rev. Jacquelyn Eckert’s topic was “Love is Not Sacrifice.” Having received the very clear message that Love is not sacrifice, Rev. Jacquelyn explored the difference between selflessness and sacrifice and how those concepts relate to what Love is.  Her reader was Meg Reinhart who read from Journey Beyond Words, “The Love of God.” Lyn Johnson served… Continue Reading

Awakening Together Weekly Gathering – 11/20/16

Coming to Peace with Pain Rev. Joanne shared about how we go through most of our life trying to avoid pain.  But pain can be an important part of our spiritual journey.  In the teaching this week we will discuss how we have avoided pain and how we can use pain to deepen our spiritual… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering – 11/13/16

Rev. Carrie Christiansen shared about her experiences during the week after the election here in the US. Jeri Scott read “What is a Miracle” a prelude to ACIM workbook lesson 341. Barbara Deurwaarder was our Sanctuary Administrator. Listen to this recording Continue Reading

Awakening Together Weekly Gathering – 11/6/16

Neutrality – Pathway to peace Rev. Gloria Wells spoke about her experiences at the Awakening Together Fall Retreat and how she is now working on seeing everything as neutral. Kathy Smith read from The Way of Mastery by JM Hammer, Chapter 9 – Look with innocence on what you value.. Lyn Johnson served as Musical Director and… Continue Reading

Regina Dawn Akers
Awakening Together Weekly Gathering – 10/16/16

Can Awakening Be Learned & Taught?   Rev. Regina Dawn Akers shared the recipe for awakening. She also talked about how Awakening Together fits with that recipe. Toni Fields read Excerpts from “Awakening in Contemporary Times” from the book, “Shift Into Freedom” by Loch Kelly. Listen to this audio Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering – 10-9-16

Weekly Gathering with Rev. Jay McCormick This Sunday morning’s Weekly Gathering was led by Reverend Jay McCormick. His topic was “Freedom from the Maze”. The reading was “How to Practice the Teachings” by Michael Langford, Teaching Stories p.143.  – Sonja Spahn was the reader The Weekly Gathering begins each Sunday at 10:15 am Eastern Time.  Please join us next… Continue Reading

Awakening Together Weekly Gathering – 10/2/16

Detaching from Littleness Rev. Gloria Wells spoke about a very common false belief, the belief in our littleness. Grandiosity is a defense mechanism that hides this belief. Our true Grandeur is denied through the defense of grandiosity and the belief in our littleness. Kathy Smith read from A Course in Miracles Chapter 9, Grandeur vs Grandiosity. Lyn… Continue Reading

Awakening Together Weekly Gathering – 9/25/16

Rev. Jacquelyn Eckert’s topic was : “Perception, Misperception and Mindfulness”.  Rev. Jacquelyn discussed how we experience that which we perceive and misperceive, and how mindfulness can help us to use our experience to find those misperceptions we would offer for healing.  Rebecca Gibson read from NTI 1 Peter Chapter 2. Listen to this recording Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering – 9/18/16

David (Dov) Fishman returned as the Minister for this week’s Gathering. Dov takes a look at “Whatever You See Is The Self” with Robert Adams.  Lyn Johnson was the reader.  Barb Deurwaarder was Admin. Listen to this recording “Every time the world shakes you up, you feel something has happened not to your liking, you’re accruing karma. You have to… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering this Sunday with Reverend Jay McCormick -9/11/16

Jay’s topic today: “The Freedom of Joy and Well Being” Today Rev. Jay McCormick talked with us about the JOY that is natural, but which we rarely experience because we resist it.  How do we find joy? Accept what is and watch your mind. Experience you life fully and tend to the garden in your mind… Continue Reading

Awakening Together Weekly Gathering – 9/4/16

Awakening Together Weekly Gathering with Reverend Gloria Wells This Sunday in our Weekly Gathering with Reverend Gloria Wells we looked at  “Everything is Given”.   Kathy Smith was the reader and the reading came from You are That by Gangaji. Listen to this recording Our Weekly gathering is held every Sunday morning at 10:15am ET in the Awakening Together Sanctuary.  Join… Continue Reading

Our Sunday Gathering with Reverend Jacquelyn Eckert – 8-28-16

Rev. Jacquelyn Eckert’s topic was: “Taking Stock: Spiritually Speaking”. Rev. Jacquelyn discussed how we sometimes need to stop and take stock of both the habits we engage in and our intentions to determine whether our experience aligns with our motives.  She read us an article on Taking a Spiritual Assessment of our lives: It is not… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering – 8/21/16

True Compassion   Rev. Regina Dawn Akers shared about the practice of true compassion, a meaningful and helpful heart-based responsive practice. Rev. Rubye Nasser read “Compassion” from Regina Dawn Akers’ Seven Steps Journal. Barbara Deurwaarder was our Sanctuary Administrator. Listen to this recording Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering 8/14/16

Reverend Carrie Christiansen was our Minister today — The title of Carrie’s talk was – “Seek ye first the Kingdom…” Sonja Spahn Read two poems selected from Rumi – The Book of Love , translation and commentary Coleman Barks Barb Deurwaarder was our Admin Listen to this recording Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering – 7/31/16

This week our Gathering was with Reverend Carrie Rae Christiansen.   Carrie’s Topic was Trusting Life. Rubye Nassar read Trust and The Development of Trust from the Manual for Teachers. Listen to this recording The Awakening Together Weekly Gathering is a wonderful opportunity for us to come together and associate with one another as a close knit… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering with Reverend Jacquelyn Eckert -7/24/16

Weekly Gathering with Reverend Jacquelyn Eckert Our Weekly Gathering is held on Sundays  at 10:15am ET in the Awakening Together Sanctuary. Rev. Jacquelyn Eckert’s topic today was, “Experiencing Reality / Experiencing the Now”.  Rev. Jacquelyn explored the idea that to recognize the gulf between aliveness itself and anything generated by the mind (however “true” it appears… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 7/17/16

Bringing Presence Into Conversations Rev. Regina Dawn Akers talked about how the ego slips into our conversations, thereby strengthening itself. She shared a technique we can use to remain present and mindful while engaged in conversation. Rev. David Fishman read from Gina Lake’s book, “In the World But Not Of It.” Barbara Deurwaarder served as Sanctuary Administrator. Listen… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering – 7/10/16

Weekly Gathering with Rev. Jay McCormick This Sunday morning’s Weekly Gathering was led by Reverend Jay McCormick. Our Topic this week is: “I trust my brothers, who are one with me.” Lesson 181 ACIM – Sonja Spahn was the reader The Weekly Gathering begins each Sunday at 10:15 am Eastern Time.  Please join us next week. Listen to… Continue Reading

Awakening Together Weekly Gathering – 7/3/16

This Sunday in our Weekly Gathering with Reverend Gloria Wells we looked at  “The Awakening Heart”.  The reading by read by Kathy Smith was from NTI Matthew Chapter 7.  We looked at the heart’s role in the awakening process. Here is the reading from this talk Listen to this recording Our Weekly gathering is held every Sunday morning at 10:15am… Continue Reading

WEEKLY GATHERING – 6/26/16

Our Weekly Gathering is Sunday at 10:15am ET in the Awakening Together Sanctuary.  Reverend Jacquelyn Eckert’s topic today was “Love is for Giving”. We will look more closely at the Truth behind the notion that we are the source of love rather than its recipient from an outside source and that we need merely practice turning… Continue Reading

Ego Tricks and Traps On The Spiritual Path What They Are and How to Be Aware of Them

Join us for this 75-minute Weekly Gathering audio and an interesting look at some of the common ego traps that come to meet us on the spiritual journey as we walk our ONE path to awakening.  We will review several of them and how this awareness will help allow them to be forgiven and released. … Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 6/12/16

Spiritual Cultivation: Like an Explorer in a Virgin Jungle   Rev. Regina Dawn Akers looks at the process of awakening and at Awakening Together’s part in that process as a spiritual organization. What’s helpful? And what’s not? Sonja Spahn read a letter that was written to Awakening Together from a prisoner in the California State Penitentiary.… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering – 6/5/16

Reverend Gloria Wells was our minister this Sunday morning at 10:15 am ET for our Weekly Gathering. The topic for this Sunday’s gathering was: Light of Awakening – to abide or not abide. Kathy Smith read an excerpt from “The End of your world: Uncensored straight talk on the nature of enlightenment” by Adyashanti. Read this excerpt… Continue Reading

Awakening Together Weekly Gathering – 5/29/16

Reverend Carrie Christiansen led our Weekly Gathering this Sunday.  The topic: Honoring All Levels of Service Bartholomew “Bart” Craig, read from Scott Kiloby Reflections of the One Life: Daily Pointers to Enlightenment The Gathering is held each Sunday at 10:15 ET in the Awakening Together Sanctuary. Listen to this recording Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering – 5/22/16

Reverend Jacquelyn Eckert led an inspiring Gathering this morning on the topic of “Prayer of Saint Francis”.  How does our deep desire for Awakening benefit by adopting a personal ethic of “selfless service”?  Jacquelyn explores this topic honestly, with an open mind and deep compassion.  Kathy Smith reads from “Living the ‘Prayer of St. Francis’ With… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering – 5/15/16

  Ego Preserves Itself By Misplacing Spiritual Teachings When Michael Langford was a young seeker, he went to see spiritual teacher, Vernon Howard. He asked Vernon Howard if the purpose of his teachings was to end the ego. Vernon Howard answered, “Yes.” He also asked if Vernon’s teachings could be used to preserve the ego.… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering – 5/8/16

  The Real Value of Forgiveness Rev. Regina Dawn Akers uses an analogy from a television commercial to help us see what forgiveness is and to realize the true value of forgiveness, which is beyond forgiveness completely. Lyn Johnson reads an excerpt from Gina Lake’s book, “In the World But Not Of It.” Barbara Deurwaarder… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering – 5/1/16

Our Sunday Gathering with Reverend Gloria Wells was wonderful and inspiring.  Her topic for Sunday was “Sufficiency: now is enough because you are.” Kathy Smith read a chapter from Eckhart Tolle A New Earth: “Wanting, the need for more.” Barbara Deurwaarder was the  Admin and Lyn Johnson was music director. Listen to this recording Continue Reading

Awakening Together Weekly Gathering – 4/24/16

Our Minister: Reverend Jacquelyn Eckert spoke to us about “Lilies of the Field – How to live a life in the flow by letting go of the personal self” This was a wonderful and inspiring gathering. Barb Deurwaarder read from Nisargadatta Maharaj’s “I Am That”, Conversation 12, ” The Person is not Reality” Barbara Deurwaarder Admin… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 4/17/16

Cultivating the Intense Desire for Awakening     Rev. Regina Dawn Akers shared about the importance of cultivating an intense desire for awakening. Rev. Francine Wright read an excerpt from My Day with Michael Langford written by Regina Dawn Akers. Barbara Deurwaarder served as the Sanctuary Administrator. Listen to this audio Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering – 4/10/16

What We Love Is What We Do With our Time Are we looking for an experience, or are we looking for truth for the sake of truth, wherever it may lead us? Each day is a precious gift,  a gold coin that we can choose to spend on what we value, on what we love. … Continue Reading

Awakening Together Weekly Gathering – 4/3/16

This is the final Gathering with David (Dov) Fishman as the Minister in the regular rotation.  Ken Mallory joined Dov and gave an amazing lesson on the Epilogue of the ACIM ~ Clarification of  Terms. Dov takes a look at the end of “self-denial” of the Truth I Am… to believe in the “foolishness” of a story made… Continue Reading

Awakening Together Weekly Gathering – 3/27/16

Reverend Jacquelyn Eckert was our minister this week – her topic: “Preparing for Easter”. Her talk was inspiring and helpful for those of us who are struggling to be prepared for something that can come to us only through Divine Grace. Lisa Hester read from Joel Goldsmith’s lecture of similar title “Preparation for Easter.”   Listen to this… Continue Reading

Awakening Together Weekly Gathering – 3/20/16

Awakening Together Weekly Gathering with Reverend Gloria Wells Gloria Wells was our Minister this Sunday at 10:15 AM in the Awakening Together Sanctuary. Her topic was “Closing the gap, learning to fly.” The reading came from Michael Berg’s book “The Way” Ken Gibson was the reader. Gloria is one of the newest Awakening Together Ordained Ministers. She is… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering – 3/13/16

Rev. Jay McCormick is a founding member of Awakening Together.  Jay is our minister for this Sunday’s Gathering in the Awakening Together Sanctuary at 10:15 EST. Topic: “Why Hide When You Can Go Inside” Reader: Rev. Hank Hamilton – Reading: Pathway #30 p80 “Subtle Mystery” from “The Sufi Way of Life” by Neil Donald Klotz Sometimes… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering – 3/6/16

 Our Minister: Rev David Fishman spoke to us about “Real Learning here is Un-learning” Your Worth is not of this world; Nothing here sustains You. Why live by its standards? Reader: Shiryl Kaplan Reading from Acim Text 20.8 Selections from paragraphs 6-11 Barbara Deurwaarder Admin Music Director, Lyn Johnson Listen to this Gathering Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering – 2/28/16

Rev Nyki Dobson was our minister this week – her topic: “ Many different teachings all pointing to One Truth.  This was a profound teaching about healing the heart and the mind. Reader: Lyn Johnson – read from The Solution: Becoming Your Own Loving Parent  from “Big Red Book”: Chapter Eight, The Solution: Becoming Your Own Loving… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering – 2/21/16

Reverend Jay McCormick speaks on : “The Keys to Spiritual Growth” Every day is an opportunity for transformation. Remember that there is a voice from above that comes to us and everyone in our life is a mirror and we serve as mirrors for everyone else. Trusting the creator gives us the greatest power as… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 2/14/16

  Our True Body Rev. Regina Dawn Akers led us in ‘looking exercises’ through which we saw, with direct experience, that which we truly are. Share Murphy read an excerpt from The Transparency of Things by Rupert Spira. Barbara Deurwaarder served as the Sanctuary Administrator. Listen to this audio Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering 2/7/16

Today in the Awakening Together Sanctuary our minister, Reverend David (Dov) Fishman talked about “Our Dormant Power to See” Awakening Our One Will we share with God. The Will or Call to Peace requires Sameness, Equality. Honesty is the first chapter in the book of Wisdom ~ Thomas Jefferson Reading:  Shiryl Kaplan read from NTI Luke… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering 1/31/16

Ken Gibson is one of our newest ministers.  He will be formally ordained on February 28th, 2016.  Ken discussed his journey through the Awakening Together Minister Preparation Program (MPP). In “My Journey thru MPP”. KenI talked about the challenges, the fears and the realizations that came to him during his two years in the program. Our readers, Kathy and… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering – 1-24-16

Rev. Jacquelyn Eckert spoke on “Living in the Now” an exploration of what this well worn concept might actually mean and how we might be about it. Kathy Smith read “Orientation to the Big Picture” from Jan Frazier’s book, The Freedom of Being. Barb Deurwaarder was the Admin and Lyn Johnson was the music master Listen… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 1/17/16

Making the Inner and Outer Life One Rev Regina Dawn Akers shares how ‘falling in love’ helps us bring our entire being into harmony with our true nature. Sonja Spahn reads “Recognition of the Truth is Not the End of Ego” by Mooji. Barbara Deurwaarder serves as the Sanctuary Administrator. Listen to this audio Read the… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering 1/10/16

Our Minister – Rev Jay McCormick, spoke on: “Awakening Occurs By Letting Go Of All Dreams” Awakening comes from letting go of the attachment to the world I see, letting go of my illusions and “things I think I must do” to be happy or content in some way. When we let people and events be… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering 1/3/16

Rev. David Fishman says, “Unsubscribe from the world’s perception. Unclutter your mind from interfering thoughts.” Join us for a look at our resolve in this New Year to quiet & free our mind for truth. Marie Teebees Thibault read from ACIM Lesson 360 & 2 paragraphs on The Great Rays Barb Deurwaarder was the Admin… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering 12/27/15

Topic: Seeing Through the Eyes of Wholeness Rev. Jacquelyn Eckert spoke on the power of focusing our awareness on the fullness of the moment; not just as a corrective device, but rather as a way of being. Gloria Wells read from NTI 1 John, Chapter 5. Listen to this audio Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 12/20/15

    Contributing to the River Rev. Regina Dawn Akers peacefully and joyously examined mental and emotional habits of attack that we may not usually recognize as attack, while also helping us see how we can transcend all habits of attack. Stephan Mead read “The End of Terrorism” by Jeff Foster. Lyn Johnson served as… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 12/13/15

The Choice of Forgiveness Jay McCormick, minister, speaks about a story told by Muhammad the Prophet of Islam. That which troubles us in any way hangs on our heart, keeping us from peace.  Choose the path of true forgiveness and open the door to peace, standing together with your friend.  All wounds heal by allowing purification to… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering 12/6/15

Rev David (Dov) Fishman spoke today.  His topic “Above the battleground, is the Resurrection” took a look at world’s view of “terrorist” & “radicalize” – Jesus offers us An Alternative Perception Reader: Shiryl Kaplan read from ACIM Text 23.4 “Above the Battleground” Paragraphs 1,2,3,5 & 6 from Chapter 23, The War Against Yourself Barbara Deurwaarder, Admin Music by Lyn Johnson… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering – 11/29/15

This week Barbara Deurwaarder was our minister.  She spoke on the topic of “We are Silence-a look at the real meaning of silence in living life.” Hal Seeley read from pages 49-51 in Adyshanti’s “Emptiness Dancing.” Lyn Johnson was the admin Sadly our Weekly Gathering did not record this morning, however Barb did speak later about the… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering 11/22/15

Reverend Jacquelyn Eckert spoke this morning in the Awakening Together Sanctuary.   Her topic was “From Seeking to Abiding.” It seems that the way in which many of us go about the spiritual journey mirrors the way we have learned to achieve in the world. The advice of the masters suggests this approach should be abandoned.… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 11/15/15

Infinity and Beyond   Regina Dawn Akers, minister, ponders the relationship between the Absolute Source and you as a path of awakening. Jennifer Maile Nahulu reads “Musings From My Voyages Into the Infinite” by Bentinho Massaro. Barbara Deurwaarder serves as Sanctuary Administrator. Listen to this audio Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering 11-8-15

Reverend Jay McCormick was our Minister this week.  His topic:  “The vision of Christ” What is the most valuable thing in the world? Whatever part of it you look up on with love in your heart.  The value lies in the sight of connection, the sight of innocence, within the mind of the seer and… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering 11/01/15

Rev David “Dov” Fishman spoke on “Acknowledge God in All You Do” Shiryl Kaplan read from ACIM Lesson 184, para’s 1,5,9,11,15Paragraph 15 is in italics and is a direct prayerW-pI.184.15. Father, our Name is Yours. 2 In It we are united with all living things, and You Who are their one Creator. 3 What we made… Continue Reading

Weekly gathering 10-25-15

Jacquelyn Eckert was our Minister this week.  Her talk was on “Preparing for Enlightenment”. Peggy Howse read from ACIM sparkle chapter 15 “The Purpose of Time” Barb Deurwaarder was The Admin NOTE: There is a portion of the audio where the music continues to play even though the minister is speaking.  This lasts only a few minutes.… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 10/18/15

Allow the Teaching to Work on You Regina Dawn Akers, minister, reflects on a respected spiritual teacher’s story about reflecting on the teaching. When we listen to his story, we might realize how we can let the teachings work more deeply on us. Sandy Ruiz reads Untitled True Story About M the Seeker and His Experience… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering 10/11/2015

Jay McCormick was our minister this Sunday.  His topic “Specialness is not the substitute for love” Is love extended from the separate self or from the acknowledgement of union ?  Jay discusses that the extension of love includes our brothers and sisters in equality and unity.  “Making someone feel special” is the primary way that the ego… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering 10/4/2015

Rev David Fishman talked to us about:  “AWAKENING” – from self-doubt to Certainty Lee Catalano Read from: Entering the Ark Text 20.4.8 You may wonder how you can be at peace when, while you are in time, there is so much that must be done before the way to peace is open. Perhaps this seems impossible to you. But… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 9/27/15

Looking at the Part of Ourself that Doesn’t Want to Awaken   Rev Regina Dawn Akers shares how the tools given for awakening are used by resistance. Resistance turns those same tools into opportunities for distraction. She recommends an inner non-judgmental assessment that will help us use spiritual tools and time effectively for the purpose of awakening. Karen Worth… Continue Reading

Regina Dawn Akers
Weekly Gathering, 9/20/15

Dwelling in Spiritual Diligence   Rev Regina Dawn Akers uses the teachings of Buddha and John Lennon to help us see how we weave the dream by being lost in the present. We also look at Buddha’s simple suggestion for how to replace this old habit with new ones, so that we aren’t continuing as the dreamweaver.… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering 9/13/15

Reverend Jay McCormick speaks to us about  “A New You Is Born in Forgiveness”.   When I surrender my hatreds and judgments and ‘shoulds’ to God, a new light emerges in my heart.  Whatever has blocked me is lifted and my heart opens.  When I let go of the opposition and embrace willingness my mind… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering 9/6/15

Rev David Fishman tells us that “You are The Anointed One” “What is True about You can Heal anything!.What you believe about yourself, others, & the world can make you sick” ~ Byron Katie Shiryl Kaplan reads from “What Am I” in ACIM Workbook, 14th “What Is”, question Barb Deurwaarder served as the Administrator   Listen to the Gathering here Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering 8/30/15

Come Home. ~(Lesson 200.4) The Prodigal Son was afraid to go home – because he believed that his guilt was so damning that his Father could never forgive him. Our Father says “come home” – why would we say no?  What is the purpose of the crucifixion? Lyn Johnson, Licensed Minister offers some thoughts on the reason… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering 8/23/15

Reverend Jacquelyn Eckert, Awakening Together Ordained Minister talks to us about the lessons of the Holy Spirit.  She shows us how following these instructions will not only lead you to awakening, but make you joyful along the way! Stephanie Baquerizo reads from A Course in Miracles – Chap 6, sec. V – The Lessons of the Holy Spirit… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering – 8/16/15

Rev. Jay McCormick talks to us about  “What Is The Source of True Knowing?”  We all approach this question in a different way, and answer this is different ways, but yet is the true source actually the same for all of us? Where can it be found? What do we place our security in and how… Continue Reading

Regina Dawn Akers
Weekly Gathering, 8/9/15

Sage Ribhu and His Disciple, Nidagha Regina Dawn Akers, minister, contemplates at a story from the Puranas, ancient Hindu texts written to impress the teachings of the Vedas onto the masses and to generate devotion to God in them. She shares how one particular story points to letting go of concepts as the way to realize… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 8/2/2015

Placing the Future in the Hands of God David Fishman, Minister, shares a powerful way to free up from stress, upset, worry, concerns NOW! Regina Dawn Akers reads from a Course in Miracles Lesson 194. Barbara Deurwaarder serves as Sanctuary Administrator Listen to this audio Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 7/26/15

What Does It Mean to Live the Happy Dream? Jay McCormick, minister, speaks on the presence and practice of what is required to move toward a state of happiness and release from the dream. Barb Deurwaarder reads from ACIM the section on the “Happy Dream” Barb Deurwaarder also served as Sanctuary Administrator.   Listen to… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 7/19/15

TRUST…or ‘Plan to Fail’ Dov Fishman, minister, speaks on the importance of letting go and letting ‘God’. Christina Korpusinksi reads Paragraphs 11-18 from A Course in Miracles Lesson 135. Lyn Johnson served as Sanctuary Administrator.   Listen to this audio Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 7/12/15

Is it Possible to Make the Mind Quiet? Regina Dawn Akers, minister, looks carefully at the practice of Self-inquiry. Karen Worth reads an excerpt from “Nan Yar?”, which is translated “Who am I?” The excerpt is taken from the book titled, The Spiritual Teaching of Ramana Maharshi. Lyn Johnson served as Sanctuary Administrator. Listen to this… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 6/28/15

All I Want Is The Peace of God Dov Fishman, minister, shares that the only thing that is valuable, you already have as the equal holy son of God. What we share is peace. Delores Mavens reads from David Hoffmeister’s book: “Awakening through a course in miracles: Purpose is the only choice” Click here to… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 6/21/15

Don’t Abdicate Your Authority Regina Dawn Akers, minister, talks about the spiritual maturity that comes through choosing to trust our own inner wisdom more than any ouside source of wisdom while also remaining deeply open to the outside sources of wisdom that are given to help us. Kathy Smith reads an excerpt from Chapter 1… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 6/14/15

Charity Begins At Home Jacquelyn Eckert, minister, reminds us of the truth that we experience what we extend to others. Barb Deurwaarder, reads from 1st Corninthians ch 13, and from the chapter on relationships and the Holy Instant from Brent Haskell’s book “The Other Voice”.. Barbara Deurwaarder also served as Sanctuary Administrator. Click here to… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 6/7/15

Be A Rainbow In Someone Else’s Cloud Dov Fishman, minister, describes the importance of being defenseless and open in the light of your example, that which you teach. What we teach is up to us, but we all teach all the time. Barb Deurwaarder, Manual for Teachers, Section 1 from the ACIM. The presentation of… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 5/31/15

Emotional Allowance David Hemphill, minister, , helps us to empty our hands of the responsibility to emotionally control our environments and guides us to open our hearts by emotionally allowing the world around us exactly as it is. Lyn Johnson will read Lines 1-76 of The Loving All Method from The Most Direct Means to… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 5/24/15

The Importance of the Desire for Truth Regina Dawn Akers, minister, shared the importance of increasing our desire to awaken. The desire to awaken is a powerful force that can draw supportive circumstances into one’s life, provide the ability to see what one could not see before and supply the drive to be earnest in… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 5/17/15

Be of ONEMIND David Fishman, minister, shares today. This gathering is dedicated to the exploration of “what Jesus understood in his lifetime”. Lyn Johnson read from “The Most Rapid and Direct Mean To Eternal Bliss” by Michael Langford – Barbara Deurwaarder served as the Sanctuary Administrator. Listen to this audio Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 5/10/15

Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit Lyn Johnson, licensed minister, share on this Mother’s Day gathering. Today we looked at the unconditionally loving act of true Forgiveness.  Forgiveness is the only remedy for the pervasive feelings of loss, fear and shame that accompany our experience in this… Continue Reading

Regina Dawn Akers
Weekly Gathering, 5/3/15

The Importance of Spiritual Practice Regina Dawn Akers, minister, helps us see that to listen and learn but not to practice is to open the door for the ego to come in and regain its foothold in the mind. Francine Wright read “The Importance of Practice” from The Teachings of Inner Ramana. Barbara Deurwaarder served as… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 4/26/15

The Road To Atonement is Not Paved with Worshiping Idols Dov Fishman, minister, speaks on the subtler aspects of Atonement. The one condition for peace is equality, equality for all – and no special idol means any more than any other – particularly which spiritual path we are on. Barb Deurwaarder reads from Chapter 6,… Continue Reading

Regina Dawn Akers
Weekly Gathering, 4/12/15

Presence Through Contemplating Death Regina Dawn Akers, minister, helps us see that everything is holy, sacred and special when we realize the preciousness of each experience by contemplating the impermanence of it and this human experience. Gloria Wells reads an excerpt from Chapter 17 of “The Untethered Soul” by Michael Singer. Barbara Deurwaarder serves as… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 4/5/15

A Love Story David “Dov” Fishman, minister, chonicles his experience with his wife’s illness and time in the hospital and the miracles that resulted in no need for surgery after being send to a major metropolitan hospital. Lyn Johnson reads from Bryan Shultz’ posting on love from Open Minds. Barbara Deurwaarder serves as Sanctuary Director.… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 3/29/15

The True Servant Regina Dawn Akers, minister, helps us see that we are the teacher when we are empty, and we abide in emptiness best when we remain the student. Danielle Wright reads from the Bible at John 13:1-17. Barbara Deurwaarder serves as Sanctuary Administrator. Listen to this audio Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 3/22/15

Surrender from the Mind to the Heart Nyki Dobson, licensed minister, invites us into the heart of unconditional Love, into our Being where we and Life are One. Together we will explore, and we will inquire into what stands in the way of truly knowing our self as this Love. As we drop out of… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 3/15/15

To Work or Not To Work? Regina Dawn Akers, minister, shares that working and not working are the same, since everything is light. Any outcome from work is the same, since everything is light. Eventually we see that we are not the doer of work; the light accomplishes the work because everything is light. Jacquelyn Eckert… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 3/8/15

To Love Completely, We Can Afford No Judgements Jay McCormick, licensed minister, shares about how true genius comes from the Holy Spirit within, and this intelligence is the only one capable of creating an outcome that is for the benefit of all. Our love is interrupted when we judge, and when we trust and allow… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 3/1/15

Our Healing Is Completed, There Is No Doubt Lyn Johnson, licensed minister, shares the need to be patient and TRUST that any call for healing is answered immediately, in spite of appearances. “Whenever a teacher of God has tried to be a channel for healing he has succeeded….. One of the most difficult temptations to… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 2/22/15

Trust is the Key David Fishman, minister, shares that trust is the key to peace. Barbara Deurwaarder reads from Lesson 50 in A Course in Miracles, “I am Sustained by The Love Of God.” Lyn Johnson serves as Sanctuary Administrator. Listen to this audio Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 2/15/15

Seeing Conflicts As Opportunity Jacquelyn Eckert, licensed minister, shares her experience transforming what she saw as several conflicts into opportunities for healing. Tom Conway reads excerpts from an article entitled “The Ego is a Contradiction” by Dann Dhan, a New Zeland ACIM teacher. Barbara Deurwaarder serves as Sanctuary Administrator. Listen to this audio Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 2/8/15

I Am the Light of the World Regina Dawn Akers, minister, shares key pointers that are helpful for us to be aware of if we want to awaken through the inner path. Phil Frisk reads excerpts from Conversation #66 from I Am That: Conversations with Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj. Barbara Deurwaarder serves as Sanctuary Administrator. Listen to this… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 2/1/15

Life Is Beautiful Dov Fishman, minister, reminds us that we have never broken the promise to God, that we are beloved and that love is not revokable. We only ‘believe’ we are in exile. Lyn Johnson is the reader for today’s gathering, and reads from ACIM Lesson 155. Barbara Deurwaarder serves as Sanctuary Administrator. Listen… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 1/25/15

Preparing the Ground Barbara Deurwaarder, licensed minister, speaks. There is much talk about awakening as if it were a final destination, something to be sought out, the “longed-for thing”.  But, what are we do to now ? …and now? …and now? Deloris Mabins-Adenekan is the reader for today’s gathering. She reads from Jan Frazier’s book, “The… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 1/18/15

Music, and How It Touches My Soul Ken Gibson, licensed minister, shares about his experiences of meeting Daniel Namhod and the spiritual reconnection Daniel’s music brought to him and his wife. Regina Dawn Akers reads two pieces, the first a quote from “Anonymous,” and then some lyrics from a Daniel Namhod song. Barbara Deurwaarder serves as… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 1/14/15

Remember the Promise and Forget the Problem David Fishman, minister, shares a reminder that we cannot really break any vows. Our presence with God in Reality is secure; no real stray from love is possible. Delores Mabins, shares about Chapter 28, section 6 – “The Secret Vows” Barbara Deurwaarder serves as Sanctuary Administrator Listen to this… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 1/4/15

Everything Creates Everything Regina Dawn Akers, minster, shares about the loop of cause and effect that makes the world and the practice that enables us to break free from the loop and awaken to reality. Nancy Sullivan reads “Real World is Beyond the Mind” from I Am That, Sri Nisargadatta. Barbara Deurwaarder serves as Sanctuary Administrator… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 12/28/14

Being A Happy Learner Jacquelyn Eckert, licensed minister, teaches us how to let go of resistance and become the “happy learner.” Tom Conway, reads from “A Course In Miracles”. Barbara Deurwaarder serves as the Sanctuary Administrator. Listen to this audio Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 12/21/14

Chicken Soup For The Soul David ‘Dov’ Fishman, minister, shares from his experiences of stillness that the Soul knows no difference between “having” and “being”. The Soul honors only the laws of God. Share Murphy shares from her experience of listening to Brent Haskell and allowing love into her life, regardless of the stories we… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 12/14/14

How to Live in the World and Let Go of it Too Regina Dawn Akers, minister, shares simple clarity about how to live in the world while simultaneously detaching from it completely. David Hemphill reads from The Teachings of Inner Ramana. Barbara Deurwaarder serves as the Sanctuary Administrator. Listen to this audio Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 12/07/2014

Finding the Present Jay McCormick, licensed minister, shares how letting go of what we think we know about people, places, and things is essential to discovering what is right now, in the moment. Love is what is found in the moment. Sabrina Reyenga shares in inspirational reading from A Course in Miracles, Chapter 13, section VI.… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 11/30/2014

What the World Can Not Give You: Appreciation Dov Fishman, minister, shares the simple truth that we cannot love what we do not appreciate. Lyn Johnson read from To Have, Give All to All from “The Lessons of the Holy Spirit”, A Course in Miracles, Text 6.5.A Barbara Deurwaarder served as the Sanctuary Administrator. Listen to this… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 11/23/2014

The Practice of Gratitude Barbara Deurwaarder, Licensed Minister, shared from ACIM Lesson 195, “Thoughts of Awakening”, Eckhart Tolle’s “Stillness Speaks”, and personal experiences to discuss the heart of gratitude in this upcoming week of Thanksgiving. Gratitude and love go hand-in-hand in our daily practice toward Awakening. Sharon Slack Baker was the reader, and she read Lesson… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 11/16/2014

My Crazy GPS Ken Gibson, Licensed Minister, shares on the topic “Why do I listen to my ego and what I am doing to change”. Starting with a lively song “I’m in the right place at the right time”, Ken shares his journey and how he was guided by the inner voice of truth within… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 11/9/2014

The Celestial Speed Up David Fishman, minister, starts with an audio from Terrence McKenna talking about how rapidly changes are seemingly occuring in our life in society and technology. Learn how to speed up your awakening by realizing that all knowing we “have” is to give away freely to all, knowing that this is the ONLY… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 11/2/2014

Why My Thoughts Do Not Mean Anything Regina Dawn Akers, minister, shares about the four principles of God, points clearly at what we are within these four principles, and then helps us see exactly why our apparent thoughts do not mean anything. Kathy Smith reads Lesson 10 from ACIM Workbook for Students. Barbara Deurwaarder served… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 10/26/2014

Spiritual Snobbery Lyn Johnson, Licensed Minster, presents this week’s gathering. Nyki Dobson reads from Ram Dass’ talk on Spiritual Pride – at this link. Barbara Deurwaarder served as the Sanctuary Administrator. Listen to this audio Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 10/19/2014

Journey Beyond Words Dov Fishman, Minster, presents this week’s gathering. A thought to practice: Taking my Self off the “mute” button Suzanne Fishman reads pages 151-156 from “Into Oneness” by David Fishman. Barbara Deurwaarder served as the Sanctuary Administrator. Listen to this audio Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 10/12/2014

What is Consciousness? Regina Dawn Akers, Minster, speaks on how Divine Consciousness or Awareness may not be what humans imagine it to be, and the reason awakening may not come to us more easily or more swiftly is because of the value we place on human consciousness. Sonja Spahn reads from Excerpts from the Animal… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 10/5/2014

Light Is A Projection On The Movie Screen Of Your Awareness Phil Frisk, Minster, shares on how intimately tied our Awareness is to God and on the true nature of our beingness in the One mindedness of God. Judy Frisk read from Section 1: “The Decision Maker” of “Lesson 101: Perfect Hapiness” By John Mundy… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 9/28/2014

You Cannot Love What You Do Not Appreciate David ‘Dov’ Fishman, Minster, shares on the purpose of appreciation as an integral facet of love. Suzanne Fishman, reads from the Forward from the book “The Open Mind, The Loving Self” By David Fishman Barbara Deurwaarder served as the Sanctuary Administrator. Listen to this audio   Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 9/21/2014

The Purpose of Surrender Regina Dawn Akers, Minster, shares on the purpose of surrender, which is to dis-identify with ‘me’ and realize all that is as it is. Rebecca Gibson reads “The Desire to Surrender” – Follow link here to PDF: View This PDF Barbara Deurwaarder served as the Sanctuary Administrator. Listen to this audio… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 9/14/2014

Hey Sleepyhead… Wake Up! We’re Awakening-Together! Phillip Frisk, Ordained Minister, shares some tips for Self-Realization Judy Frisk reads “Finding Who You Truly Are” from “A New Earth” by Eckhart Tolle. Barbara Deurwaarder served as the Sanctuary Administrator. Listen to this audio   Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 9/7/2014

Weekly Gathering, 9/7/2014 We are concerned only with giving welcome to the truth The Minister for today’s gathering was David Fishman. Share Murphy read from A Course in Miracles Workbook for Students. Barbara Deurwaarder served as the Sanctuary Administrator. Listen to this audio   Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 8/31/2014

Letting In The Mystery Jay McCormick, Licensed Minister, shares the steps necessary to relinquish control of “my” seeming world and let a world of loving mystering into your life. Songs played during the service were…”We Are Awakening” by Deva Premal and Mitten, “My Heart” by Kirtana, and “The End Of Me” by Jason Gray. The… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 8/24/2014

In the World But Not Of the World Rev. Regina Dawn Akers, Ordained Minister, shares a living example of accepting everything as it is without interference while simultaneously abiding only as the Self. Songs played during the service were…”Awakening” by Jim Brickman, “Heaven” by Jessica Lurie and “Lady Lavender” by Denise Hagan. The reader for… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 8/17/2014

There are NO accidents in God’s Plan for Salvation Rev. Dov Fishman, Ordained Minister, speaks on the process of purification & The Gravity of our Thoughts. The synchronicity of life as the trusting of the perfect arrangement of our lessons in forgiveness. “The longer I hold it the heavier it becomes” speaks of the effect… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 8/10/2014

Devotion as Practice Barbara Deurwaarder, Licensed Minister, speaks on the practice of devotion itself and the opportunity we all have to give our seeming separate will to the devine at every moment. Sharon Slack reads from NTI Hebrews. Sharon reminds us that we are the leader of our awakening, as the leader of the decisions… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 8/3/14

That You Love One Another Lyn Johnson, Licensed Minister, inspires us to love one another through seeing the sinless Christ-Self in one another. David Fishman reads “Your Sinless Brother” from A Course in Miracles. Barbara Deurwaarder serves as Sanctuary Administrator. Listen to this audio Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 7/27/14

Forgiveness, Happiness, Kindness, Blessings & JOY David Fishman, minister, teaches that forgiveness, which is the earthly form of love, throws a monkey wrench into the ego’s machinery by not reacting to the screen’s script. Share Murphy read from A Course in Miracles, The Decision for Guiltlessness Barbara Deurwaarder served as Sanctuary administrator. Listen to this audio Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 7/20/14

Eternal Perfect Balance Regina Dawn Akers, minister, helped us see how the world is always in perfect balance, even with its apparent imperfection … hunger, disease, violence, etc. She highlighted the position we can take to end the appearance of imperfection by allowing perfect harmony to bring itself back to itself. Deloris Mabins-Adenekan read from the Tao Te… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 7/13/14

There is no “Out There” out there: There is only One – with no separation Phil Frisk, minister, shows how quantum physics and A Course in Miracles take different approaches but come to the same conclusion. Judy Frisk reads “The Loving Eyes of God” from The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer. Barbara Deurwaarder serves as… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 7/6/14

Total Trust In Our Integrity David Fishman, minister, points out that our integrity is the same as God’s integrity. In fact, it is one integrity. Suzanne Fishman reads A Course in Miracles, Workbook lesson 47, “God is the Strength in which I trust.” Barbara Deurwaarder serves as Sanctuary Administrator. Listen to this audio Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 6/29/14

Join in the Decision Regina Dawn Akers, minister, encourages us to let go of judgment by simply being (is-ing, aware-ing). It is through being (abiding as Self, resting) that healing of mind and appearance occurs. Jacquelyn Eckert reads from The Holy Spirit’s Interpetation of the New Testament (NTI). Specifically, Jacquelyn reads NTI Jude. Barbara Deurwaarder… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 6/22/14

Life on the Holodeck Phil Frisk, minister, teaches how the the world we see is indeed generated in our mind, however seems to be solid. The only way to see differently is to allow my MIND to be healed. To quote Albert Einstein, “Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.” Member reader… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 6/15/14

Extending the Gifts of Fatherhood David Fishman, minister, teaches how the only way to know love is to extend it to all brothers, in recognition of oneness and release of judgement. Ms. Share Murphy reads from The Untethered Soul and from ACIM Text 20.4.8 Entering the Ark Barbara Deurwaarder serves as Sanctuary Administrator. Listen to… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 6/8/14

How to Heal Regina Dawn Akers, minister, points to the subtlety of healing by sharing a metaphysical story that helps us see our part in the healing process. Ken Gibson reads from The Holy Spirit’s Interpretation of the New Testament, NTI 2 Timothy, Chapter 1. Barbara Deurwaarder serves as Sanctuary Administrator. Listen to this audio Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 6/1/14

The Cosmic Joke Phil Frisk, minister, shares the following message: “Life is a game of tag; and you’re IT.  The Cosmic Joke is that there’s nobody out there to tag. There is no ‘Other’ – there’s only You. So, you’re always IT.” Judy Frisk reads The Real World from Brent Haskell’s The Other Voice. Barbara… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 5/25/14

I am both in this world and not of it To do this, i must first allow my mind to transform to see what spirit sees. Dove shares from his experience of making a mistake that seemingly affected a brother negatively, and his inability to ‘correct’ the mistake – that all is perfect and to… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 5/18/14

Abundance is Full Awareness of Your Divine Nature Regina Dawn Akers, minister, shares insight that our abundance is not found in the right mind. It is found in the present regardless of our current frame of mind. Sharon Slyter reads from The Holy Spirit’s Interpretation of the New Testament, NTI 2 Peter 2. Barbara Deurwaarder… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 5/11/14

The Human Game Phil Frisk, minister, shares that life is a game – simply a game to experience; & nothing spoils a game more than those who take it seriously. Judy Frisk was the weekly reader. Jay McCormick served as Sanctuary Administrator. Listen to this audio   Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 5/4/2014

Loving Yourself Dov Fishman, minister, speaks about Pointers on strengthening our Identity with Truth and removing obstacles that defend weakness. Suzanne Fishman read from “The Seven Aspects of Godliness” Jay McCormick serves as Sanctuary Administrator. Listen to this audio Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 4/27/14

The Living Guru Regina Dawn Akers, minister, speaks about the inner living guru, which has many names, but guides us all to the same eternal experience, awakening. Kathy Smith reads a story of a devoted Muslim adapted from John Troy’s book, “The Human Gospel of Ramana Maharshi.” Barbara Deurwaarder serves as Sanctuary Administrator. Listen to… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 4/20/14

What Gift Would You Give to Yourself? Phil Frisk, minister, offers a springtime reminder that in order to give to others we must nourish ourselves spiritually. Judy Frisk reads “The Gift of  Lilies” from A Course in Miracles, Chapter 20. Barbara Deurwaarder serves as Sanctuary Administrator. Listen to this audio Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 4/13/14

Holy Week & Open-Mindedness David Fishman, minister, uses the symbols of “Palm Sunday” and “Holy Week” to help us see that the purpose of a relationship is to remember the truth. As we let go of conditions and expectations and become truly open minded, what we are tells us of itself. Share Murphy reads from… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 4/6/14

Keys From A Course in Miracles Jacquelyn Eckert, Licensed Minister, shares three keys discovered in her most recent study of A Course in Miracles. Those keys are: What we are versus what we think we are The perceptual loop Forgiveness is knowing all is well Tom Conway reads from Sparkle Edition of A Course in… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 3/30/14

Direct Teachings from the New Testament Regina Dawn Akers, minister, shares teachings from the New Testament that are so direct she was not able to see them before now. These direct teachings tell us exactly what we have to let go of if we want to awaken to True Self. Danielle Wright reads excerpts from… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 3/23/14

Unconditional Self-Acceptance David Fishman, minister, helps us see that our only block to Self-Acceptance is self. He encourages us to take responsibility for Self-Acceptance, not as an idea for the future, but here and now. Suzanne Fishman reads from A Course in Miracles, Chapter 4, Section 1, “Right Teaching, Right Learning.” Barbara Deurwaarder serves as… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 3/16/14

On Being Nice Tom Conway, Licensed Minister, speaks about the important practice of self-looking. Tom invites us to welcome all our thoughts, to let them evolve in peace, and not to push them away. It is our job to look, to allow, to open our heart in compassion to ourselves and allow the unfoldment of… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 3/9/14

What is the ‘Spiritual Seeker?’ Phil Frisk, minister, speaks about the importance of living a spiritual life that balances all our seeming needs. Judy Frisk, Assistant, reads from a book by Carlyn Myss, “Archetypes” Barbara Deurwaarder serves as room administrator. Listen to this audio Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 3/2/14

When you want only love you will see nothing else David Fishman, minister, speaks about being vigilant for God and His Kingdom. Share Murphy reads from A Course in Miracles, Chapter 12, section 7, Looking Within. Barbara Deurwaarder serves as room administrator. Listen to this audio Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 2/23/14

Forgiveness: An Illusion to Undo an Illusion Regina Dawn Akers, minister, shares a simple process of forgiveness as well as sharing three points in the process where we may close up and avoid forgiveness. Karen Ann Berg-Raftakis reads from “The Way of the Heart”, channeled by Jon Marc Hammer. Barbara Deurwaarder serves as room administrator.… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 2/16/14

How Jesus Reaches Us Now Phil Frisk, minister, shares excerpts from several different Jesus channelings. Marianne Williamsom reads from A Course in Miracles. Kelly Love reads from one of Brent Haskell’s books. We also hear from Jesus through Jon Marc Hammer, Pamela Kribbe, John Smallman, and Regina Dawn Akers. Judy Frisk reads from the Introduction to… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 2/9/14:

Nothing Has Meaning Except the Meaning You Give It David “Dov” Fishman, minister, shares about our habit of valuing what is valueless. He shares a funny personal story about how he discovered the value he put on the valueless personal identity. Suzanne Leeds Fishman reads from Forgiveness in a Teacup. Barbara Deurwaarder serves as room… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 2/2/14

Peace as a Spiritual Path Regina Dawn Akers, minister, shares how both peace and lack of peace guide us toward awakening. Share Murphy reads from The Holy Spirit’s Interpretation of the New Testament, NTI 1 Thessalonians, Chapters 1 & 2. Barbara Deurwaarder serves as room administrator. Listen to this audio Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 1/26/14

Phil Frisk, minister, shares about mindfulness and the miracles that come from mindfulness. His wife, Judy, reads from Jon Kabit-Zinn’s book, “Wherever You Go, There You Are.” Barbara Deurwaarder serves as room administrator. Listen to this audio Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 1/19/14

Denying the Denial of Truth David Fishman, minister, talks about the guidance that led him to take radiation therapy and the guidance that led him to let it go. Suzanne Leeds reads “Perception and Choice” from A Course in Miracles (ACIM) and Lesson 14 from the ACIM Workbook for Students. Lyn Johnson serves as Music… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 1/12/14

Happiness As a Spiritual Path Regina Dawn Akers, minister, shares that perfect happiness is unconditional openness. She shares examples of how she uses happiness as a spiritual path, including sharing some of the most challenging moments she has experienced recently. Lyn Johnson reads Chapter 15 from “The Untethered Soul” by Michael Singer. Barbara Deurwaarder serves… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 1/5/14

Authentic Meditation Phil Frisk, minister, speaks on meditation including sharing seven myths about meditation and pointing out the benefits of purifying meditation. Judy Frisk reads an excerpt from Adyashanti’s book, True Meditation. Barbara Deurwaarder serves as room administrator. Listen to this audio Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 12/29/13

Your Worth is Established by Love, Pure Love David Fishman, minister, reminds us that our judgment of ourselves is most often illusion, pure illusion. Our judgment of others is often the same illusion. But when our judgment is Love’s judgment, we know because we see only Love, pure Love. Suzanne Leeds Fishman reads “Looking Within”… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 12/22/13

Be the River by Being Open to the Flow Regina Dawn Akers, minister, shares how we are the experience of God when we are the Openness that God is. Kathy Smith reads an excerpt from a Sounds True recording entitled “Thomas Merton’s Path to the Palace of Nowhere” by James Finley. Barbara Deurwaarder serves as room administrator.… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 12/15/13

Appreciating the Mystery Phil Frisk, minister, shares about angels and other paranormal beings you may or may not believe in, and then he shifts our attention in an interesting and inspiring way. His wife, Judy Frisk, reads “The Day We Saw the Angels” by Prof. S. Ralph Harlow. Barbara Deurwaarder serves as room administrator. Listen… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 12/8/13

What You Are Will Tell You of Itself David Fishman, minister, helps us remember that “I don’t know” opens up the space within the mind that allows us to realize truth and know wisdom. Suzanne Leeds reads from A Course in Miracles Workbook for Students, Lesson 47. Barbara Deurwaarder serves as room administrator. Listen to… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 12/1/13

Respecting One Another’s Spiritual Intuition Regina Dawn Akers, minister, talks about her thoughts regarding Charles Anderson of Endeavor Academy, more popularly known as “Master Teacher”. Jacquelin Erwin reads “Listen, this world. Listen to this call” by Charles Anderson. Barbara Deurwaarder serves as room admin. Listen to this audio Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 11/24/2013

God Responds to the Energy of Gratitude Phil Frisk, Ordained Awakening Together minister, offered a sermon on gratitude for the Thanksgiving season.  Lao Tzu advised in his 46th verse, “Practice Gratitude and contentment every day”.  Also shared, are several inspiring minister’s stories that inspire gratitude.  Phil also offered great tips for continued health.   Judy Frisk reads… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 11/17/2013

Littleness versus Magnitude Jay McCormick, licensed Awakening Together minister, invited everyone to let go of our ‘little’ world and accept the grandure of the truth of our expansive nature.  Remember that every choice we make stems from who I think I am, and represents the value you put upon yourself.  Teddy Poppe reads “Littleness versus… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 11/10/13

Lyn Johnson, Licensed Minister gave a wonderful talk centered around A Course in Miracles Lesson 181 “I trust my brothers, who are one with me”.  Teddy Poppe reads the lesson, and Jay McCormick is the administrator.  Lyn reminds us of the refreshing awareness that every moment we start over again with our brother, knowing that… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, 11/3/2013

Time is NOW!  Love is experienced in the Now! Phil Frisk, minister, shares from his vast experience the simple joy of being in the moment, and realizing that even when you are ‘thinking about the  past’ your doing so in the MOMENT Of NOW!  Phil shares many simple and refreshing examples of this practice, and… Continue Reading

Awakening Together Gathering, 10/27/13

I Am Under No Laws But God’s David Fishman, minister, shares clarity based on A Course in Miracles workbook lesson 76. We look for salvation in the forms of the world, but salvation lies in That Which we Are. Melinda Everett reads from A Course in Miracles. Lyn Johnson assists as room admin. Listen to… Continue Reading

Awakening Together Gathering, 10/20/13

Wisdom & Time Regina Dawn Akers, minister, explores the difference between psychological planning and practical planning, as well as the difference between right regret and wrong regret. Nancy Sullivan reads from Eckhart Tolle’s “The Power of Now.” Lyn Johnson serves as room admin. Listen to this audio Continue Reading

Awakening Together Gathering, 10/13/13

Heaven is One Philip Frisk, minister, reminds us that Heaven is one and ‘one’ leaves no one out. Barbara Siegel reads from Brent Haskell’s “The Other Voice.” Lyn Johnson serves as room admin. Listen to this gathering. (The first few minutes of this audio were lost.) Continue Reading

Awakening Together Gathering, 10/6/13

The Desire ‘to Get’ Blocks Realizing Now Regina Dawn Akers, minister, speaks about the subtle desire ‘to get’, which is a hidden motivation for many of our actions, as a block to true perception. Danielle Wright reads from “Peace Is Every Step” by Thich Nhat Hanh. Jay McCormick serves as administrator. Listen to this gathering Continue Reading

Awakening Together Gathering, 9/29/13

Waiting for Wisdom to Speak Regina Dawn Akers, minister, encourages everyone to use contemplation as a means of realizing wisdom within that is beyond intellectual knowledge. Wayne Stills reads “How I Discovered Meditative Self-Inquiry” from Adyashanti’s book, True Meditation. Lyn Johnson assists as room administrator during the gathering. Listen to this gathering Continue Reading

Awakening Together Gathering, 9/15/13

What Could You Not Allow if You Knew All Things are Gently Planned … David Fishman, minister, begins this gathering by announcing he has been diagnosed with Stage 4a cancer. This announcement sets the stage for a powerful, contemplative gathering. Melinda Everett reads from NTI Revelation, Chapter 2. Jay McCormick serves as room admin. Listen… Continue Reading

Awakening Together Gathering, 9/8/13

Spirituality is Not a Football Game Regina Dawn Akers, minister, shares how all spiritual paths are helpful to awakening; judging one path as right and another path as wrong is simply a way of holding onto judgment. Stephan Mead reads from “The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna.” Melinda Everett serves as room admin. Listen to this… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, September 1, 2013

Giving Yourself Fully to Spirit H. David Fishman, minister, speaks on being a messenger of God. If we choose to listen to Spirit as our interpreter, we are a messenger of God. Karen Ann Berg-Raftakis reads from The Holy Spirit’s Interpretation of the New Testament, NTI John 21. Lyn Johnson serves as admin. Listen to… Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, August 25, 2013

This Moment: Meaningless & Precious Regina Dawn Akers, minister, speaks about the purpose that makes each fleeting moment precious, no matter ordinary or extraordinary the moment appears to be. David Hemphill reads from Byron Katie’s “1000 Names for Joy”. Jay McCormick serves as admin. Listen to this audio Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, August 18, 2013:

Openness is Peace Jay McCormick read an excerpt from The Holy Spirit’s Interpretation of the New Testament, NTI Mark 10. H. David Fishman, minister, spoke about the peace of God as That which we are now. Ron Clark served as music director and Melinda Everett served as room admin. Listen to this audio Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, August 11, 2013

The Miracle of Looking Jasmine Akers read an excerpt from Jan Frazier’s book, “When Fear Falls Away.” Regina Dawn Akers, minister, spoke about the difference between thinking and receiving through open awareness. Lyn Johnson serves as room admin. Listen to this audio Continue Reading

Weekly Gathering, August 4, 2013

Without the mask, what am I? Lyn Johnson read from The Holy Spirit’s Interpretation of the New Testament, NTI 1 Corinthians 14. H. David Fishman, minister, spoke about letting go of the thought system that is the mask of self-concept. Ron Clark served as music director. Jay McCormick served as the room admin. Listen to this audio Continue Reading

Awakening Together Gathering, 7/28/13:

Hope: Helpful or an Obstacle? Barbara Siegel read from “Peace is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life” by Thich Nhat Hanh. Regina Dawn Akers, minister, spoke about the three stages of hope using the teachings of “The Holy Spirit’s Interpretation of the New Testament.” Lyn Johnson served as the room admin. Click… Continue Reading

Our First Weekly Gathering, 7-21-13:

Awakening Together’s first weekly gathering was held on July 21, 2013. About fifty members and friends joined us in our online gathering room for the inaugural gathering. An additional 23 people listened to the gathering on the radio. Regina Dawn Akers, minister, was assisted by Barbara Deurwaarder and Jay McCormick. Click here to listen to… Continue Reading