In gratitude, we are grateful to the platform of ZOOM for our last two services, and the three years of covid shut-downs. We are grateful to the absolutely beautiful space of the Parish Hall of the Keene Unitarian Church in New Hampshire for the many years in-person!
We celebrate thirteen years as a Spiritualist Alliance, and give thanks for the many gifted mediums who have served.
Although it was not the same as in-person, we found the connection through ZOOM on the internet to be uplifting and filled with the energy of light and love. Thank you to all who stayed with us when we felt the need to ZOOM for everyone's safety and good health.
With deep gratitude we recognize all who have attended on ZOOM and in-person, and thank you for your support as a member in years past, and for your donations that have kept us coming to you. We are no longer accepting donations.
For those that have asked: "Why ZOOM?", the full answer can be found at the bottom of this page. I appreciate the question.
I believe each person's Sanctuary resides within and mirrors our very being when we notice and tap into all of the amazing beauty around. As Cycles of Spirit finishes its13th year, we are grateful to say that we have grown and blossomed from a handful of people attending the Spiritual Development Circles previous to Cycles of Spirit's founding, to as many as 72 people on a Monday evening! With regular attendance being 50 in-person and 30 on ZOOM.
As a Spiritualist gathering, we have been blessed with the offering of healing, inspirational messages, and amazing mediums who give evidence that proves, without a doubt, that our Loved Ones in Spirit are still with us. The remarkable energy of light and love will continue to be felt as we come to a close. Cycles of Spirit was not meant to be a church of the physical as much as it was created as a space for people to find their way on their Spiritual journey in feeling safe, as they search their heart and soul for comfort in healing and upliftment. There is a connection embraced that is beyond words and I am grateful for the experience and the sharing that has been brought forth each month.
The purpose of going within to soul-search has become more and more the theme for the present-day. The Spirit of Cycles of Spirit will continue to embrace each person in reflection and memory from the heart and soul in realizing that love abides.
May your journey be Divinely guided and the light that you are shine bright. With so much love.
Blessings to you ~ Namaste ~ In the spirit of love, light and joy, Reverend Kary
This is lengthy, but it’s easier to write it out in detail for the understanding of the few that have asked, and those that have not; why Cycles of Spirit is went to ZOOM again. Offered from the view point of the founder and President of Cycles of Spirit:
Cycles of Spirit has catered not only to the Spiritual Essence of the being, but also the physical, for many years. As finding a place to hold our services for two years previous to our inception was difficult, we have been blessed to rent the Parish Hall of the KUUC since 2010.
Before the rules and regulations of covid, we were a full in-person Spiritualist Service. When the surfacing of covid demanded rules and regulations to be set in place, we were forced to either end our services or learn to ZOOM. We chose to ZOOM. Cycles of Spirit has been grateful to use the Parish Hall for in-person services this past summer.
As the colder weather approaches, windows will once again be shut; at which time there will be no fresh air flow in a space that would be considered small when sitting 30 and more people. Before covid, Cycles of Spirit was bringing in 50 attendees each month, which made for extremely close seating and tight quarters. The past few years we have ZOOMed because of the mandates in place in renting the Parish Hall; that required 6 foot spacing and masks. As far as wearing masks goes; the speaker and mediums’ voices would be muffled and not easily understood. And the six-foot spacing… well… not even possible; as the space was full to over flowing with the many that attended. We considered turning people away when we reached the maximum capacity in order to honor the rules, but decided that would be a horrible thing to have to do.
Meeting in person this past summer, has consistently brought around 30 people; this places everyone in close proximity to each other. Now, the dichotomy of all this IS the closeness that we love so much! And we all loved the hugs. Our Board of Directors have discussed, and voted on the ramifications of ZOOM vs. in-person in many of our past quarterly meetings. It is not an easy decision to go back to ZOOM after all the closeness; but that is exactly the reason why we are going back to ZOOM. We also had approximately 30 people on ZOOM, which tells us that it is well received in that manner. We have both sides of the coin here. There are many that will be present whether we are in person or ZOOMing.
Some do not believe that covid is a thing. I am sad to say that I know a number of people in our area that have, or are recently getting over some extremely difficult bouts of covid. It has also begun its plight overseas again. In honor of those that have been in the ICU because of covid, or have loved ones who have passed into spirit with complications of it, I say it is a real thing. Personally; I spent last Christmas into this New Year on medication to combat my difficulty breathing and the horrible effects of covid. I am not being an alarmist here, I am simply stating facts, knowing that it is coming back.
My deepest desire is to keep us all safe in having a place to be with each other in celebration of our Spiritual connections. Three years ago, we almost shut our doors. Cycles of Spirit is not only about the well-being of the spiritual, but also the well-being of the physical. Luckily, we found salvage in ZOOM. Personally, it was a real struggle to learn to ZOOM! The whole covid thing changed the world… But once we got into it, as a service for those who attended on ZOOM, I found that it was as enlightening, healing, and uplifting as our in-persons were. The mediumship is equally incredibly spot on and continues to offer messages from Spirit Loved Ones, even, especially in ZOOMing; as we are all energy in our connections, in Love and Divine Light.
Thank you for the few that have asked me why. I hope this lengthy response is thorough enough to answer your question. I decided to post this in its entirety for those that have not heard the reasons previously; as to why Cycles of Spirit has ZOOMed again. I have felt honored to bring you our services in whatever way is for the Highest and Best Good of all.
Please feel free to copy and paste the link for our final Cycles of Spirit Service. The ZOOM link can be found on the "SERVICES A& ZOOM LINK" page. All are most welcome!
In the spirit of love, light and joy. Namaste. Reverend Kary