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Bridging Inter-Faith and
Inter-Spiritual Communities
by Linking Spirit, Service and Care

September 16th, 2021 Community Newsletter

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Board Chair's Message

Greetings Members,

As Summer has come to its final days, many of us are returning to school, work and noticing the new season of Fall upon us.

We are very excited and looking forward to our upcoming 2021 Virtual Conference on November 5th and 6th, 2021.

Our gratitude to the Keynote Speakers, World AWAKE Members who asked to participate and several of our Reciprocal Partners that are joining us to present and share their wisdom.
Rhonda Schienle
Rev. Rhonda Schienle
You and your beloveds are all welcomed to our themed conference “Ancient Wisdom and Spiritual Practices: For Peace, Healing and Transformation” Our Early Bird Registration expires October 1st, 2021! Register now.

For some spiritual sustenance throughout your day, we encourage you to take time to read some of our AWAKEning Spirit blogs that offer various topics that are inclusive, insightful and hope filled. Many of them are also from our Spiritual Wisdom Contributors from the different faith traditions and cultures.
Infinite Gratitude
Rev. Rhonda Schienle

World AWAKE Board Chair

Welcome New Board Member

World AWAKE is so delighted to welcome Auriel Grace, Spiritual Care Professional to our Board of Directors as of September 1st, 2021. She is an Author, Radio Hostess, Metaphysical Teacher and Reiki Master. Here is her professional profile page:
Auriel Grace

Welcome New Members

Rev. Dr. Katherine O’Connell is the founder of East-West Interfaith Seminary, Interfaith Minister and Licensed Psychologist Ph.D. Here is her professional profile page:
Rev. Dr. Katherine O’Connell
Rev. Larry Schwartz was ordained in 2011 with All Faiths Seminary International, holds a Bachelors in Psychology and works as the Media Manager for AFSI. Here is his professional profile page:
Rev. Larry Schwartz

2021 World AWAKE Virtual Conference and Retreat

Early Bird Registration Expires October 1st, 2021


Ancient Wisdom and Spiritual Practices
Offering Peace, Healing and Transformation
Dates and Times
Friday, Nov. 5, 2021 - 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM ET
Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021 - 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM ET
don Jose Ruiz
Keynote Speaker - don Jose Ruiz
don Jose Ruiz is the international bestselling author of The Fifth Agreement. As a Toltec Master of Transformation and Modern day Shaman, he has dedicated his life to sharing the wisdom of the ancient Toltec through his books, lectures, and journeys to sacred sites around the world. He will be discussing The Medicine Bag: Shamanic Rituals and Ceremonies for Personal Transformation.

Unlike some forms of shamanism, the Toltec tradition places a special emphasis on unconditional love and personal healing as the means by which we create transformation in ourselves and the world. In fact, the truth is that, it's only when we change ourselves that we change the world.

Guest Speaker - Ani Williams
Ani Williams is world-renowned for more than two-dozen albums of original music based on ancient spiritual traditions. Ani will be talking about the wisdom, meaning and usefulness of sound alchemy. She has done seminal work in the study of sound, the relationship between musical tones, the human voice and healing. Ani is a harpist, singer, songwriter, author, sound therapist & pilgrimage guide.

Rev. Rhonda Schienle was privileged to have been on a Pilgrimage in the South of France and Spain with Ani Williams, called “Song of the Grail”. The Pilgrimage took us to sacred sites, where Ani played the harp and sang many songs that were poignant to each location.

Ani Williams
Additional Speakers
Rev. Dr. Angela Saladino-Heil
Ho’oponopono - Rev. Dr. Angela Saladino-Heil trained with Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len, who cured a complete ward of criminally insane patients - without ever seeing them.
Laurie Pawli
Feng Shui - Laurie Pawli has a passion for Feng Shui and thrives on creating peaceful spaces. Laurie is the Founder of The Feng Shui Schools of Chicago and Florida.
Rev. Dr. Stephanie Rutt
Meditation - Rev. Dr. Stephanie Rutt is Founding Minister of the Tree of Life Interfaith Temple and Seminary. The meditation, I Am Blessed, journeys into the heart of the One.
Rev. Peggy Petahtegoose
Jingle Dress Dance - Rev. Peggy Petahtegoose is a member of the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek First Nation. The Jingle Dress Dance is for healing past, present and future.
Dr. Brenda Shoshana
Zen Koans - Dr. Brenda Shoshanna is a psychologist, speaker and author. Her book Zen Play shows how to receive all of life as a koan and how to engage with it playfully.
Rev. Dr. Rhonda Schienle
Sacred Sites of France and Spain - Rev. Dr. Rhonda Schienle shares her experiences while learning about the Cathars from the South of France and Our Lady of Montserrat in Spain.
Rev. Jacquelyn Griffin
Sacred Drumming - Rev. Jacquelyn Griffin is a Veteran and Retired Nurse. She has trained with Native American Healers, and studied Egyptian religions while living in Egypt.
Maggie Orciuch
Sound Healing Bowls - Maggie Orciuch is the Founder at the Revolutionary Frequency and Sound Healing, Prevention and Therapy, and attended the Globe Institute Sound Program.
Rev. Kelsi Watters
Prayer and Poetry - Rev. Kelsi Watters is a Chaplain and Interfaith Minister. As a non-sighted person, she regularly writes prayers as part of ministry and finds great joy in doing so.
Lisa Steele-Maley
Remembering - Rev. Lisa Steele-Maley will invite us to pay attention to the rhythms of the earth and to our bodies, to re-member what we know beyond words or traditions.
Registration for members and non-members includes:
Entry into both days of the virtual conference
Keynote and Guest speaker
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Program with presentations and times
Members: Complimentary membership for 2022.
Non-members: A membership application form will be emailed to you upon conference registration to receive a complimentary membership for 2022.
Early Bird Registration: $99.00
Registration after October 1st, 2021: $125.00
Register here:

Reciprocal Partners

Chaplaincy Institute of Maine


All Faiths Seminary International


The Abbey of HOPE

Abbey of Hope

Miracles Magazine” with founder Rev. Jon Mundy, Ph.D.

Miracles Magazine

The Tree of Life Interfaith Temple

Tree of Life

Morning Star Center for Spiritual Living

Morning Star

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