to travel the world. I love to meet people. I love to hug and kiss
everyone. I love to greet and be greeted by acquaintances old and new.
What I MOST LIKE to do is to share my philosophy, share the divine man
with the divine man knowing all are one. It makes my heart soar and my
mind expand in the magic of thinking and knowing who I am.
During January and February Dr Ellen
Jermini and I blanketed the East Coast and parts of Europe in a
glorious tour of seminars. We embraced students from around the world.
Everyone loved us and made us welcome.
Warm Hearts In A Cold
As the coldest weather in years struck
the East Coast, Ellen and I arrived at JFK airport in New York.
Wearing our gentle California clothing we stepped off the plane into
the blustery "Chicago" weather in New York, Brooklyn and New
Jersey. Naturally the first thing Ellen did was to jump into the hotel’s
Jacuzzi and Olympic sized swimming pool to relax after a smooth
flight. The telephone rang off the hook as our many hosts welcomed us
to their home-stomping-ground.
Every church was full as we gave our
presentations. At the New Life Center of Truth Church I gave a seminar
entitled THE INNER RIVER. First I gave a special session of dynamic
concepts to the early birds who braved and ice and snow festooning the
mid-January Saturday morning. The Rev Evelyn John introduced me to her
dynamic congregation. She later hosted us to a fabulous meal in her
home introducing us to her daughters Helen and Dina. Dina is a student
of the University of Healing. Special guests were UNI student Roland
Edwards and his wife.
An exciting adventure lay before us as
we entered the New Jersey Assembly of Truth Church to conduct the
ordination of its minister Joy Clarke. Officially before the entire
church, we "robed" both newly ordained Rev Clarke and her
co-minister the Rev Patricia Shivdat. Before congregation, guests,
family and friends two very happy women were honored as ministers in
the community of the Church of God Unlimited clergy. In her part of
the ceremony Rev Shivdat proudly proclaimed, "I am God, God I
am." The entire audience joined in and the rafters rang out with
these joy filled enthusiastic words. On and off stage ministers and
students of the CHURCH and UNI participated in the ordination. Rev
Ingrid Chance, Rev Marva Edmonds, Rev Gwendoline Egerton, Rev Kennard
Davis, Rev Celestine Morgan, Rev Joycelyn Eastman, Rev Evelyn John,
Rev Louise Levy, Rev Joy Thomas and others in the audience. Letters of
congratulations and blessings flooded the altar.
Bright and early Sunday morning we
arrived at the Church of Truth Center of Higher Consciousness of the
Rev Kennard Davis. I was honored to participate in the baptism of two
angels. After I pronounced their magic and miracle existence, I
blessed them and I attempted to pass them back to their reluctant
parents who unenthusiastically accepted their babies indicating they
want me to speak more beautiful words about their glorious children. I
gave the morning talk to an enthusiastic congregation. That afternoon
I presented a seminar on THE INNER MAN. The intelligent exciting
questions carried the seminar into the evening. No one wanted to go
home. I like that!
Throughout our stay on the East Coast
Ellen and I were hosted in the home of the Rev Shivdat. She insists
that whenever we are in the area, her home is ours. What a joy.
The spectacular of our visit was in the
Grand Cathedral, also known as the Temple of Abundant Life where the
God Unlimited Minister the Rev Ingrid Chance holds court assisted by
her associate minister Rev Celestine Morgan. Rev Chance’s amazing
congregation were ready to greet us on a Monday evening at 7 pm. What
a privilege it was for me. The topic for the seminar was THOUGHTS FOR
THE NEW MILLENNIA. We arrived at 7:30 and the introduction took half
an hour. I was to give a seminar lecture which finished close to
midnight followed by an abundant dinner and my signing books in the
recreation room. Nobody wanted to go home, including many children of
Off To Switzerland
The Rev Gertrud Suter of Ebmatingen and
the Rev Monica Egli of Basel offered us their homes as the center of
our operations in Europe.
Wednesday evening January 19th
Grandmother Rev Gertrud Suter, Rev Ellen Jermini and I baptized eight
and five year old Jerôme and Sabrina Suter with their father Adrian
smiling on. The children loved the rose petals as they caressed their
faces. Godfather Martin, Godmother Olivia in Cameroon approving by
telephone, as the two angels joyfully accepted their blessed status. I
told Jerôme and Sabrina the world is ready for the miracles they
bring. They love to hear that.
A dynamic two-day-seminar was held in
Wasserfallen high in the Swiss Alps on the theme TRUE LOVE STARTS WITH
ME. In the upper room sitting on cushions on the floor everyone flowed
with the topic. Ninety-year-old Ellinor Bessat, repeating the seminar
she had attended 15 years before was now able to enthusiastically say:
I am God! She insisted on telling everyone what it meant to her.
As each of the eight hour-long-lectures
concluded, no one left their spot, no one had questions, all wanted to
remain in the charisma of the moment, and the sense of love was
intensive and invasive. When the seminar ended each car loaded with
participants slid down the near vertical roadway in six inches of new
Being HappyWithout Reason
Seminars were given in Munich, I will
talk of them later.
The seminar in Zurich-Boldern proved to
be an especially dynamic event. We scheduled a normal seminar room for
20-30 people. As the people kept coming we had to double the room.
Delightful floor chairs were provided making everyone exceedingly
comfortable. The topic BEING HAPPY WITHOUT REASON had previously been
given on campus but it took on a new dimension overlooking the
beautiful lake and alpine mountains of Switzerland. One of its most
charming dimensions was the inclusion of children in the seminar.
Jerôme Suter, who turned eight at the seminar, five and six year old
Andrea and Martina Egli and an unborn infant of Barbara Bandi-Enz.
They were intensively interested in what the seminar offered. They
asked vital and intelligent questions and often said what the rest
were too timid to ask.
I held a children’s seminar in THE
MAGIC OF LIKING YOURSELF in an Ebmatingen elementary school, in Zurich
in student Herbert Marty’s health food store, in Lugano and other
meetings in homes.
Our tour de force of Europe was
We visited students Adriane Meyer, Moni-
ca Egli, Gertrud Suter, Lydia Merkle the mother of Monk Sidika Merkle,
student Rösli In-Albon in Bern, Luca brother of student Daniel
Vanetti, Harry Shivdat family and son of student Patricia Shivdat,
Zurich Sea Ship Captain Hängle special friend of Novitiate Christina
Nussbaum, mother and family of Novitiate Anita Lopp, sister Margrit
Suter, former husband Peter and Käti Suter, sons Martin and Adrian
Suter, grandchildren Sabrina and Jerôme Suter, student Käte Fink in
Munich and her family, the personal family of Ellen Jermini in Germany
and Switzerland, and many others.
A special delight was meeting Hans and
his wife Margrit, the godfather of student Dr Greg Müller. We were
given a tour of their farm and generously served in their spacious
home. Uni student Rev Francesca Fumasoli joined us for a day of
sharing. Richy Schley and his friends Bianca and Gisela visited us
during the Wasserfallen seminar, what a privilege.
I could go on for hours telling all of
the exciting adventures from this long awaited visit to my students
and friends throughout the world and in my heart I do!