Spiritual Climate Newsletter MAY 2006 INTRODUCTION

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SPIRITUAL CLIMATE®

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

  

“Instead of attempting to Fit the Facts into your perception,

why don’t you Expand Your Knowledge to understand the Facts ?”

anonymous

 

Dear Readers, Students, Friends and Family,

 

We would like to extend a very WARM welcome to the readers of SPIRITUAL CLIMATE: students, colleagues, friends and family.  The summer solstice is fast approaching, signaled by the observance of Memorial Day this past Monday.  Hopefully you had the chance to take a moment to reflect upon and honor those men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice of giving up their lives in an attempt to preserve that which our country stands for.  In the turbulent times we are facing now the upholding of those ideals upon which the Founding Fathers based the establishment of this great country are being shaken and challenged, both internally and externally, as Dr. Strickler’s prediction had indicated in 1994.  It is my heartfelt hope and prayer that the restoration and preservation of the true spirit of this country will quickly come to be, for we are in a time of crisis that threatens to usurp the rights and privileges that so many have fought and died for, and the sad paradox is that this is being done NOT by a foreign entity, but by the very system which is entrusted with the checks and balances to protect us, our own government.  Enough on that topic!  On to brighter news!

 

We are excited to announce that Dr. Strickler opened a third evening of classes in Glendale, Arizona, on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 PM. The series began on May 2, the Boss’ birthday! A fellow colleague of mine from The Children’s Center, Cathy, and her husband Greg have graciously opened their home to Dr. Strickler as a gathering place for Meditation and Potpourri exploration to be held every other week, at least until Dr. Strickler’s body adjusts to the additional activity of another night of teaching, with the possibility of this becoming a weekly event.  So far we have had great evenings of enlightenment, camaraderie, knowledge, meditation and sharing of experiences, ideas and questions.  We are looking forward to the expansion of the class as the word spreads and more people make the choice to take the plunge!   Thank you, Cathy and Greg, most sincerely for your graciousness and hospitality. Welcome as fellow travelers on a most fantastic voyage!

 

Dr. Strickler continues to heal and adapt to the new discoveries of strengths and weaknesses in the aftermath of the major stroke his body endured almost two years ago.  As a mother of three children, I find his process similar in expression to watching a baby grow and learn, discover and explore. The dynamics and power contained within his process of transformation, however, go far beyond that of a child.  I find it touching, amusing, and at times tinged with sadness as he struggles to remember what he was like prior to the stroke while attempting to integrate into the now, with his new experiences of limitations and expansions, from the observations of those of us around him.  Indeed there is a new version of Dr. Strickler arising from the ashes, much as the story of the Phoenix, as he continues to heal and grow.

 

As always, we welcome your one time donation to the efforts of The Spiritual Climate Newsletter and The Institute of Spiritual Climate to aid us in our outreach to WAKE PEOPLE UP!  Please click on the secure Paypal link below:

 

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Also, Dr. Strickler is constantly revising and revamping our site on MSN Spaces:  AlcyoneMagi®. Be sure to visit our Spaces site AlcyoneMagi® for a visual, auditory and educational discovery by clicking the last two highlighted names of the site or just click this full link: http://spaces.msn.com/alcyonemagi/ .   Past Editions of SPIRITUAL CLIMATE NEWSLETTER are up for reading and as always, PLEASE FEEL FREE to FORWARD this newsletter to whomever you wish.

 

And so, finally, we invite to pull up a chair, grab that favorite COOL beverage, and come on down and join us as we explore our May 2006 Edition of THE SPIRITUAL CLIMATE NEWSLETTER, with contributions from:

 

Wendy Ford, as she humorously compares the seemingly treacherous territory of selecting a bra with that of seeking a Spiritual Mentor in “Bosoms, Bras, and the Spiritual Path”. 

 

Adam Crosthwaite, as he presents his personal tightrope walks along the path and a small portion of insight he has gained from Dr. Strickler and Dianne in “The Balance of Thought”.

 

Christine Ford, as I take over the rant section of the newsletter this time, with a new slant on technology and mind control vs. human touch in “A Touchy Subject”.

 

And finally, Dr. Strickler, as he takes us for a walk down memory lane, honoring those people who have touched his life with their Souls, in his article entitled “Memorial Day”.  

 

Welcome to the May 2006 Edition of The Spiritual Climate Newsletter.

 

Christine Ford

Editor, Spiritual Climate Newsletter

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Spiritual Climate Newsletter APRIL 2006 INTRODUCTION

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Sunday, April 30, 2006

 

Evil cannot be conquered in the world,

 it can only be resisted within one’s self.

… Master Po

 

Dear Readers, Students and Friends,

 

Welcome to the second edition of the SPIRITUAL CLIMATE NEWSLETTER in 2006, which is Resurrecting before the Month of May.  As stated elsewhere, our readers suggestions have been enacted so that these editions are wholly supported by donations in whatever amount.

 

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Just click the make a donation logo and it will take to right to PayPal and you can use your credit or check card to make a donation.  Any amounts are greatly appreciated.

 

(Special Congratulations to Christine Ford, Editor of Spiritual Climate Newsletter who is the FIRST recipient of the LORNA JEAN KING AWARD for Christine’s outstanding work in Autism and with Autistic children, this past April 8th, 2006.  There are pictures from the award’s banquet toward the end of ‘a trip around the block’ in the photo slideshow above. *mentors note editted into this blog from Dr. Rev. David Strickler*)

 

Special thanks to Pat Johnson for the photo used in this month’s Spiritual Climate Newsletter.  It can be seen in the version delivered by email to all those subscribing, due to limitations it can’t be included on the Blog site.

 

Great news!  You can now read SPRITUAL CLIMATE NEWSLETTER on the net on MSN SPACES.  Just click SPIRITUAL CLIMATE NEWSLETTER ABOVE and the link will take you there, or go from this link and bookmark it into your favorites; it will save there or just use this link http://spaces.msn.com/alcyonemagi/ .  Pay attention to ‘The Trip Around The Block” Photographs, enjoy the, more to come, complete with Dr. Strickler favorite musical artist JONN SERRIE with links on the site, you will want to have your volume up to hear the music on the site.  Yes “the Boss” is known as AlcyoneMagi ® in a few circles of chat rooms on MSN, especially the Political Chat room for Adults.

 

In this current edition:

 

Wendy finds herself in an observant pattern of watching an individual through bursts of EMERGENCE as she comes through the fortnight of the Holiness of Easter, sharing some cherished personal experiences.

 

Adam finds himself NAVIGATING A SEA OF INVISIBLE HANDS.  He isn’t talking about the irrational Adam Smith’s exposition of terrorism economics revealed in Smith’s premise called the Wealth of the Nations.  He is talking about the HEALTH of our Nation, or rather, lack of regard for Mental Health here in the U.S.A.

 

This month I share some rather ‘you said what?’ in my article, YOUTH-ANASIA: AMERICANS SUCKING UP OUT OF FEAR inspired by a morning television news report show.

 

Speaking of resurrecting, Dr. Strickler has once again penned some fine points of prophesy and distinction in his article entitled, ARROGANCE AND VANITY.  Hold on to your seats.

 

We would all like to take a moment to extend our love, light and wishes of safety for you, your friends and families this joyous time of resurrection from the phantasms of winter contemplation.

 

And so, without further adieu, we welcome you to the APRIL 2006 Edition of the Spiritual Climate Newsletter.  Pull up your favorite beverage and welcome to some fresh air!  Hmm, SPRING is finally in the air!   

 

Christine Ford

Editor, Spiritual Climate Newsletter

 

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Spiritual Climate Newsletter MARCH 2006 INTRODUCTION

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Wednesday, March 29, 2006

 

"The meaning of my existence is that life has addressed a question to me.

Or, conversely, I myself am a question which is addressed to the world,

and I must communicate my answer,

for otherwise I am dependent upon the world’s answer."

– Jung

 

Dear Readers, Students and Friends,

 

I would like to welcome you to the long awaited First Edition of the Year 2006 for Spiritual Climate Newsletter.  Obviously we have been delayed and I would suggest you read through Dr. Strickler’s article to understand why.

 

Wendy jumps on her soapbox for a revealing commentary about Valentine’s Day.

 

Adam’s article HOBBLES in just in time to share his discussion about some of the difficulties of awareness..

 

Dr. Strickler is called BACK INTO TIME with a sober (as usual) commentary that might just resurrect some of the walking dead.

 

Lastly, in my article TO SIR WITH LOVE, I contemplate the impact of my spiritual awakening aided by the skillful knowledge of a true teacher.

 

We would all like to take a moment to extend our love, light and wishes of safety for you, your friends and families this joyous time of resurrection from the phantasms of winter contemplation.

 

Also, the links below can be used to make a donation to our work here at the offices of the Spiritual Climate Newsletter.  Gratitude goes out to those who have donated—Thank-You.  Just Click the “Make a Donation” logo below!

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And so, without further adieu, we welcome you to the MARCH 2006 Edition of the Spiritual Climate Newsletter.  Pull up your favorite beverage and welcome to some fresh air!  Hmm, SPRING is finally in the air !   

 

Christine Ford

Editor, Spiritual Climate Newsletter

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Spiritual Climate Newsletter DECEMBER 2005 INTRODUCTION

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Friday, December 23, 2005

 

“To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night.

To know the pain of too much tenderness.

To be wounded by your own understanding of love;

And to bleed willingly and joyfully.”

Kahlil Gibran, The PROPHET

 

 

Dear Readers, Students and Friends,

 

I would like to welcome you to our Christmas Edition of Spiritual Climate Newsletter.

 

Wendy confides in us about the trash can in her article entitled: “THE ULTIMATE AND PERFECT GIFT:  LOVE”.

 

Adam claims new mining rights as he labors for true gold with his article “HIDDEN TREASURES”.  A picture of his daughter Emily is in his place!

 

Dr. Strickler furthers the dialogue and discussion regarding the nature and understanding the nature of “ABANDONMENT” in spiritual awakening, with a rather interesting resolution!

 

Lastly, in my article “DAMN HIM—HE IS RIGHT—AGAIN!” I share with you some findings of my own.  The title shouldn’t be too surprising to those of you who know the infamous ability of Dr. Strickler’s gift of prophecy and legendary Zen style teaching even though he says there is so much that he doesn’t know.

 

Let me take a moment to extend our love, light and wishes of safety for you, your friends and families this holiday season.

 

Also, the links below can be used by any of you wishing to make a single one time donation to Spiritual Climate Newsletter.  Gratitude goes out to those who have donated—Thank-You. 

 

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And so, without further adieu, we welcome you to the December 2005 Edition of the Spiritual Climate Newsletter.  Pull up your favorite beverage and welcome to some fresh air!  Hmm, I smell Pine Trees. . .  

 

Christine Ford

Editor, Spiritual Climate Newsletter

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Spiritual Climate Newsletter SEPT 2005 Opening part 1

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Thursday, September 29, 2005

 

 “A bridge created by love always remains,

like a lightning flash it comes out of hiding

to remind us that it was never gone:

these bridges can never be burned,

they are fashioned out of the pure fire,

beauty and essence of Love.”

… Rev. David Strickler, Ph.D.

 

Dear Readers, Students and Friends,

As the month of September comes to a close, with the Autumnal Equinox and the dawning of some days in Phoenix when very early in the morning it is actually cooler when you step out your door than inside, it is with renewed vigor and spirit that we, the staff of the Spiritual Climate Newsletter greet you with our September Edition.  Do you notice that as the days grow shorter and the darkness of evening falls earlier, time seems to take on a quality of stillness and repose quite different from the blazing scorch of the summer sun?  It seems easier to breathe, to reflect and to just make it through the day, at least here in Phoenix.  What a welcomed change!

 

Dr. Strickler continues to DJ on www.crankitupradio.net on Friday 6p.m. to 9p.m. EST.  He has quite a following, when you tune in, pop in some requests for him.  He is having a great time with this endeavor.

 

Dr. Strickler has expressed excitement about the recent news of September 15th that he is a new Uncle to Churchill Arthur Coates.  His sister Barbara is in great health and so is the new little one, along with his father, Curt, his older sister Chelsea, and brother Chancellor.

 

On an entirely different topic, we have done away with the subscriptions for Spiritual Climate Newsletter based upon reader’s suggestions.  There seems to be a consensus for the sole option of making a donation at the leisure and ability of our readers.  When you make a donation using the link below, it will be a one time charge to your debit or credit card, so we have done away with the recurring monthly subscription.  The option is yours to donate.  We appreciate all the support we get, both monetary and prayers.  Dr. Strickler would like to thank Gregg Ford for his gracious donation. 

 

The donation links will be contained in all of our Newsletters from this Edition forward, and many thanks to the readers for providing the input for the donation link.  As you know, these donations are used to provide support for Dr. Strickler’s out reach into the community and helps us get his words out to the world at large.  

 

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And so, without further adieu, we welcome you to the September 2005 Edition of the Spiritual Climate Newsletter.  

 

Christine Ford

Editor

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