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Easy Steps to Creating the Sacred Dec 01, 2021

Rev. Dr. Michelle Wadleigh

This blog is not for the deeply religious or those who spend hours daily in prayer and meditation. This post is for those rushing around, doing all the time, and keeping so busy that they can barely think. It is for those who come sliding into the holiday season with a...

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Oh, those Glorious Skeletons Dec 01, 2021

Rev. Dr. Michelle Wadleigh

Thanksgiving, family, stories, pain, guilt, shame – oh my!

I am who I am not despite my stories, or my family history, or my pain, or my boatload of mistakes, but because of them. This mindset is that which transforms a victim into a victor. Accepting and allowing...

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Shame Hides Nov 03, 2021

Rev. Dr. Michelle Wadleigh

Shame hides in the shadows of our personality, in our behavior, and in the cells of our body. It is very easy to miss the shame hiding. Once discovered, it can feel like it was hiding in plain sight all the time. But, once we know what we are looking for, we will wonder...

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The Sweet Voice of Self-love! Nov 03, 2021

Rev. Michelle Wadleigh

Our worldview gets created - even before we realize it and it governs our life, impacting us before we even realize it. Our family, friends, schools, clergy, and the world-at-large has been quietly sending you messages and the act of domestication. There are some aspects of...

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Inspired by our beloved, Ernest Holmes Oct 20, 2021

Rev. Michelle Wadleigh

“You have a Friend within you who is closer than your shadow. This Friend anticipates your every desire, knows your every need, and governs your every act. This Friend is the God with your own soul, the animating Presence projecting your personality which is a unique...

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Joy is a Gift, Not a Goal! Oct 04, 2021

Rev. Dr. Michelle Wadleigh

Joy is not the result of anything – although it often appears that way because we seem to have a sudden burst of joy after an event or experience. But the truth is that JOY is lying in wait, under everything you do, wanting to express itself.

We are overworked,...

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You are my Brother, You are my Sister! Sep 28, 2021

Rev. Dr. Michelle Wadleigh

“Nothing in Nature lives for itself. Rivers don’t drink their own water. Trees don’t eat their own fruit. The sun doesn’t shine for itself. A flower’s fragrance is
not for itself.

Living for each other is the rule of nature.”
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Tears Must Fall Sep 21, 2021

Tears must fall and flow. To be whole is to know our whole being, to feel the depth of our humanity. To be healthy is to feel fully, completely.

It is so easy for some to cry, so hard for others. Some of us are tender-hearted, and some live a slightly more guarded life; some are shut off and shut...

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Self-Love at its finest - To love the Self that you are is to love God Sep 13, 2021

Rev. Michelle Wadleigh, D.D.

Without self-approval, self-love, and self-acceptance, you are left living life from wishing, hoping, and wanting. It is not arrogant, egotistical, or selfish to the being that you are. Okay, yes, narcissists and arrogant people do exist, but we are not talking about...

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Thank you Pain Sep 02, 2021

Rev. Dr. Michelle Wadleigh

It is not a cliché - what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Or, that God doesn’t give you more than you can handle, or that pain grows you. It is also true that many of us learned this way too late and the suffering seemed real, unrelenting, and...

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Grace by Rev. Dr. Michelle Wadleigh Aug 30, 2021

I do not at all understand the mystery of grace - only that it meets us where we are, but does not leave us where it found us.” Anne Lamott

Yes, I’m a minister, but no, I am not religious. Neither was my upbringing. Churches were for weddings, funerals, and baptisms. The only...

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The Voice that Heals Aug 09, 2021

The Voice that Heals

Rev. Dr. Michelle Wadleigh

Life happens, period. But this life that is the result of adopted and unedited messages within us continues to create and cause the expression of our life. Unfortunately, we often adopt the thoughts and opinions of others, and unless we challenge...

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