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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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Wake Up Aug 06, 2021

WAKE UP

Your freedom depends on it!

Rev. Dr. Michelle Wadleigh            

Without effort or awareness, we each are each doomed to repeat the limited experience of the collective. There are all manners of limited thinking and behaviors...

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Asking for Help Aug 03, 2021

Asking for help
– a formula for success.

Rev. Dr. Michelle Wadleigh

In New Thought, there is a misunderstanding about being strong and taking responsibility for one’s life. According to Steven Covey, author of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Human life is...

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Responding to COVID-19 Jun 02, 2021

Rev. Dr. Michelle Wadleigh

WARNING: You might be offended or at least want to defend your experience.

At the very beginning, when Covid was taking its place on the world stage, I was shocked. Shocked that anything could possibly take over as it did. Not for a moment could I believe my ears when...

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May 25, 2020 – a day that would shift history! by Michelle Wadleigh Apr 22, 2021

We will never forget the day that George Floyd lost his life. You know where you were, just like you know where you were when the towers went down when Princess Di died in a car accident.

George Floyd’s death left an imprint on the world and the world rose up, saying they had had enough....

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Duality is Sneaky Mar 17, 2021

Within any given moment, an opportunity to experience joy or pain is right there amid life. Depending upon your prejudice, history, focus, or tendencies, you will seek out and experience joy or notice the pain and limitation of life. All of this happens in the flash of a thought, a nanosecond in...

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