Honoring the Orlando Shooting Victims #orlandounited #prayfororlando

On behalf of the Self-Realization Community,* I would like to offer our condolences to those who lost friends, co-workers, and loved ones in the shooting in Orlando last weekend.  We also offer our prayers for those who were injured, those who directly experienced the trauma of the shooting and its aftermath, the souls of those who have passed on, and those who are grieving and in shock.  Angel Carol by Shauna Nourha

With all of the Divine Love that flows into us all and through us all, we offer a Divine embrace for all of humanity, especially those who find themselves welcome and at home in the LGBTQ community, those who find themselves marginalized by race, gender, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic status, differing abilities, refugee status, and all those who experience themselves as marginalized for any reason whatsoever.

As an interfaith spiritual community, our number one goal is embodying unconditional love, and in the aftershock of the Orlando shootings, I would like to invite our whole global community of humanity to stand for love and oneness.

When we stand together for love, those who died in the shooting in Orlando did not die in vain.  Their horrible, tragic, and senseless deaths issue for us the Divine Call once again to love one another.

As a spiritual community, we affirm that The Divine is in all people, without exceptions.  We believe that the Divine Father/Mother is Loving and welcoming, rather than judgmental and divisive.  

We believe that all people are born of love, and that every breath we take is an act of worship, affirming the sacredness of life.

When life is cut short by hatred and violence, it is an attack on both the very nature of humanity, and the very nature of divinity, because the two are intertwined.

It is only when we believe in separation that we forget our true nature is to love.  Our innermost nature is sacred, and when tragedy strikes, it calls forth in us the most sacred parts of ourselves:  empathy, compassion, kindness, understanding, generosity, courage, and selflessness.

And so we honor all that was sacred in those who lost their lives.  We honor their hopes and dreams.  We honor their accomplishments.  We honor their love and their wisdom, their strength and their friendships.  We honor the places where they could go and feel safe; the places where they could go and be themselves.

In their honor, I invite us to create more safe places, more communities, sacred communities, where people can go and just be themselves.

When we find ourselves – when we find the true, beautiful deep parts of ourselves, then we can feel safe enough to honor the true, beautiful, and deep parts of others.

Let us dedicate ourselves to honoring others as we honor ourselves.  And in honoring all of us, may we discover the truth that, in Love, we are One.  In the gentle embrace of Unconditional Love, we are One.

May we find that Divine Love in our hearts and minds this day, and every day.

Om, Shanti.  Shalom. Salaam.  Love, peace, and light,

Carol “Anandi”

* The Self-Realization Community is an interfaith community honoring the various Ascended Masters of different religious traditions, and pursuing the highest mystical truths of all religions; that is, the path of Realizing the True Self in us all.  The SRC is not to be confused with the SRF, or Self-Realization Fellowship, which is equally wonderful, and which has been around a lot longer. For more information, please go here:

Self-Realization Community website

For more information on the work of Carol “Anandi,”  please go here:

Highest Harmony Healing & Coaching




About selfrealizationtherapy

I am a healer, life coach, author, and spiritual teacher. While I am ordained in the Christian tradition, I have also studied Eastern spiritual disciplines and practices, including Raja Yoga Meditation; Intuitive Coaching; Reiki; Falun Gong; and other forms of energy healing for both people and animals. I am available for distance healing and spiritual coaching via phone, Skype, WhatsApp, or Facetime; please email me at: carol.dodson.richardson@gmail.com to schedule a session. My goal is to assist you in connecting with your Higher Self to find fulfillment, peace, health, and happiness in life. I typically work with people for about six weeks, and then they either take classes with me and advance more, or simply go their happy way. While I cannot guarantee results, many clients find that in a few short weeks, more is accomplished than could be with years of traditional talk therapy. Born on the equator in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, I grew up moving back-and-forth between Africa and the United States my whole childhood and youth. We lived in three different countries in Africa, and three different states in the USA. I now live in Maryland, close to Washington, DC. I was widowed at the age of 28 when my 34-year-old husband died suddenly of a cerebral aneurysm that hemorrhaged, leaving me with an infant and a toddler. This crisis led me to believe that God loves us even when "bad" things happen, and also led me to pursue spirituality and become a minister. In 1996, thanks to "Autobiography of a Yogi" by Paramhansa Yogananda, and a meditation class called Raja Yoga, I started on an Eastern spiritual path, a journey which included becoming a healer and a mystic. On Thursday, May 27, 2010, I experienced what I call an Enlightenment Vision, in which I ascended and was blessed by Ascended Masters of many faiths: Master Lao Tzu, Mother Mary, Mary Magdalene, Jesus Christ, Lord Buddha, Paramahansa Yogananda, High Priest Melchizedek, Lady Kwan Yin, Master Usui, and then by the Seven Archangels of the Seven Rays. After this vision, the teachings in Higher Consciousness began. Apparently, my crown chakra was opened, and direct contact with the Ascended Masters has been possible ever since. My message to everyone is: this is possible for you to achieve as well, although getting there is not necessarily quick or easy. With a Master of Divinity degree from Vanderbilt University Divinity School, a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Texas Health Center at Houston, and a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Texas Christian University, I perceive a unity in my readings in Eastern religions and in Biblical studies. As a result, I believe the original message of Jesus Christ was and is a call to Self-Realization, which may also be called following The Way (a term used in the book of Acts by very early "Christians," although they did not call themselves "Christians;" they called themselves Followers of the Way. The Way, or the Tao consists of the practice of peace and love in every moment, honoring the Divine Presence within ourselves as well as within others. The Way of early Christianity was a spiritual practice which similarly focused not on the material world, but on the practice of Divine Presence within the earthly realm. When we practice The Way, or The Tao, we become one with Divine Peace, Love, and even bliss. When we attain this, we experience the "Kingdom of God" or Reign of God, within ourselves, Nirvana or possibly Samadhi. Achieving this Way within each of ourselves is the only way we will be able to usher in the Reign of Divine presence among us all here on earth. The ultimate goal of The Way, and of Self-Realization, is the attainment of unity with the Divine Consciousness, or Buddha-Consciousness or Christ-Consciousness, within, and beyond our normal mortal mind. This Unity-Consciousness is eternal, but begins in the here and now. May it be so.
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