Missionary Independent Spiritual Church
Forestville, California Pastor: Rev. catherine yronwode.
Four Altars Gospel Sanctuary
Joshua Tree, California Pastor: Rev. Deacon Millett.
Divine Harmony Spiritual Church
Knoxville, Tennessee Pastor: Rev. Jon Saint Germain.
Caroline Dye Memorial Chapel
Willitts, California Pastor: Rev. Michaele Maurer.
Sacred Clarity Spiritual Church
Pastor: Rev. Valentina Burton.
Santisima Muerte Chapel of Perpetual Pilgrimage
Santa Rosa, California Pastor: Rev. Sister Robin Petersen.
Pastor: Rev. Johannes Gårdbäck
Five Gates Spiritual Church
Pastor: Rev. Kirk White
We are praying
in the Morning,
in the Evening.
TUNE IN to the LMC Radio Network!
The LMC Radio Network is a community radio alliance of metaphysical, spiritual, inspirational, and political-justice broadcasters spanning a wide range of topics. At the present time, the LMC Radio Network has SEVEN weekly shows in the line-up, with more on the way:
The Lucky Mojo Hoodoo Rootwork Hour with
catherine yronwode and ConjureMan Ali.
Featuring panel discussions on traditional African American hoodoo spellcasting with members of AIRR, plus free readings and magical rootwork advice for our call-in clients -- this is the longest-running conjure show on radio!
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Pacific / 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Eastern
Candelo's Corner with Candelo Kimbisa and Malik Kimbiza.
The voice of authentic Cuban Palo and Dominican Sanse in the United States, with special guests representing the entire range of African Traditional and Diasporic Traditional Religions, telling it true from the ancestors to you!
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Pacific / 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Eastern
The Crystal Silence League Hour with Rev. Jon Saint Germain.
Spiritual guidance on the practical use of crystals and crystal balls in the development of mental concentration and mind power, silent influence over others, divination and scrying of the future, and telepathic contact with people and spirits.
5:00 PM-6:00 PM Pacific / 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM Eastern
In The Streets with Beverley Smith.
Front page reports on the ongoing struggle for racial, social, and gender justice in America and the world, brought to you straight from the heart by an empowered and impassioned activist-priestess of ruthless compassion and insight.
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Pacific / 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM Eastern
Liquid Libations with Andrea Weston.
Where poetry, short stories, and the spoken word come alive: Listen to the voices of our ancestors and companions, from the four corners of the world, uplif
ting, spiritual, heartbreaking, righteous, and complex -- they are speaking to you. Second Wednesdays are Youth Poetry Nights, and Third Wednesdays are Erotic Poetry Nights.
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Pacific / 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Eastern
The Now You Know Show with Professor Charles Porterfield.
From deep in the heart of Texas comes your weekly schooling in down-home conjure, laced with country wit and Biblical wisdom. The old Professor is a natural man with a silver tongue who knows his roots and delivers the lucky numbers!
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Pacific / 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM Eastern
On Sacred Ground with Khi Armand.
Broadcasting the voices of the land and the deceased, your host - aided by scholars, spiritworkers, and environmentalists - weaves together history, ethnography, and subjective experience to explore the unique promises and challenges of our time.
12:00 Noon - 1:30 PM Pacific / 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Eastern
Readings on the Corner with
Candelo Kimbisa and Malik Kimbiza
This unscheduled "pop-up" Monday nigh show features Candelo Kimbisa, Malik Kimbiza, and a dynamic line-up of invited guest-readers who employ cartomancy, bone reading, obi, chamalongos, and scrying to give free spiritual readings to callers.
Watch for it!
This is going to be a short newsletter. Your editor had shoulder surgery and is recuperating well, but typing and editing is problematical. In other words, slow moving! But we hope you enjoy this issue, and as always be sure to listen to the LMC Radio network's excellent programming.
Jon Saint Germain
I remember when I was a much younger person, whenever I went through troubled times I thought they would never end. Relief always seemed like a miraculous deliverance, and I looked forward to a charmed life with no further troubles. Of course, this was a foolish assumption. More trouble lay waiting just around the corner. My parents and teachers explained that this was just the nature of life. There were good times and bad, and you did what you could to get through the bad times. As for the good times: enjoy them while you can.
I've learned there's more to facing life's adversities than this somewhat fatalistic coping strategy. Simply surviving trouble isn't enough if you want to flourish in this world. Through active awareness you can not only prevent many difficulties from arising in your daily life, but also tackle unavoidable problems as they pop up.
Some problems are avoidable. Many problems arise from poor planning or, more subtly, from self-sabotage. Be aware of these patterns. If your life is plagued by misfortune or disaster, how many of these situations are the fruits of bad planning, association with people who drag you down, choosing situations that prevent you from realizing your full potential? How many crises arise from procrastination or avoiding unpleasant tasks? How many from under-rating yourself? Be honest with these self-evaluations. Work toward learning new behaviours, new patterns, that optimize your success. As psychologists have pointed out: When an inner situation is not brought to consciousness, it will inevitably appear around us. Project: I am successful. I am fortunate. I am strong, healthy, calm, confident, serene, motivated.
What about unavoidable troubles? Loss, illness, injury, the painful breakup of a relationship, death of a loved one, debt, unemployment, can occur at any time, and without warning. This is why you want to minimize self-created drama. Putting out fires before they erupt gives you more time, energy and resources to cope with life's unavoidable crises.
When confronted with a hard challenge, the old wisdom is to recall that "This too, will pass." True as this is, it's little comfort when frozen in what seems an eternal span of grief, fear or despair. Time seems to stand still, and the end of the tunnel seems like a pinprick of light a million miles away. Yet change is the one constant of life, and if we can bear up long enough, our situation will surely turn around. The trick is to draw strength enough to bear up gracefully, while minimizing the time necessary to come out of the other end of that tunnel.
One of the best tactics of survival is to not internalize the situation. Don't let it define you. Rather than thinking "I am unemployed," rather think and project "My ideal job and I are finding each other." When a relationship doesn't work out the way you had hoped, don't think of it as ending, but as transforming. Wish the other person well and let them go their way.
Clinging to the past means resisting change, and this guarantees stress and conflict. Dealing with grief can be more difficult. We miss the presence of the departed and feel their absence keenly. Some people do absolutely the wrong thing and try to suppress grieving, and all this does is lead to future psychological issues. Honour the deceased person with your grief, wish them well, and understand that they really haven't gone very far. You find that once you've allowed yourself to grieve, quite often you sense their presence near you, or have dream visitations from your loved one. I have a cat who passed away twenty years ago who pops in to check on things every couple of months or so. My living cats usually see him before I do.
As always, mental states manifest in our daily reality. Difficult times are difficult only as long as we think they're difficult. Once we see that life is an ebb and flow of events, we learn to adapt our way of thinking to the changing tides and ride above them.
Featured Crystal of the Month: Blue Kyanite
Clears blockages of speech,
enhances logical thinking and intuition,
Silent Thought of the Day:
"You gotta be careful: don't say a word to nobody about nothing anytime ever."
Learning to Use Complementary Crystals
Remember the daily method.
Continue to connect with us in mind and heart.
"I feel rejuvenated when I receive a msg from CSL stating that a dedicant has prayed for you today." -- Sandra Wood