Reverend Victoria J. Thomas
Rev. Victoria Thomas is an ordained Agape International Minister and faculty member at Agape University. She is a certified yoga teacher, certified Reiki Master, certified Ho’Oponopono practitioner, sound healer, inspirational speaker, writer, and spiritual counselor. She is the Spiritual Director of the Agape East Spiritual Center in Coastal VA.
Victoria inspires and empowers through her workshops and classes. She speaks powerfully on a variety of topics such as self-care, addiction and recovery, the shamanic initiation and vocation, conscious parenting, spiritual healing, forgiveness, affirmative prayer, and science and spirituality. As a member of the Agape International University faculty, she developed and taught Prayer Warrior for seven year, one of the prerequisites towards becoming an Agape Licensed Spiritual Practitioner.
For over twelve years, Victoria led Agape International’s Health & Wholeness Ministry, serving individuals who are facing diagnosis and illnesses through prayer support, hospital and in-home visits, and leading a monthly support group teaching Truth Principles and Affirmative Prayer Technology.
Victoria has led support groups at the Women’s Metropolitan Detention Center in Los Angeles, teaching spiritual principles and practices to the incarcerated.
Prior to entering the path of ministry, she co-facilitated drug awareness classes and taught parenting classes.
She awakens in others a greater self-love and embodiment of the Indwelling Presence of Light.
Like cement that holds a structure together, conviction in our beliefs, perceptions, and ultimately knowledge holds our self-view and worldview in place.
Our destiny is to live in Joy and Bliss, to birth a new worldview of a sustainable, free, and just global society, and to solidify it with the conviction of our soul: Our knowledge of our own eternal nature, Pure Consciousness, Love, and Light.
Our function as seekers, lovers, givers, and peace makers is to do whatever we have to do to create that conviction for ourselves. Studying the wisdom of indigenous elders, ancient Vedic science, Quantum Field and Unified Field Theory, gives us much fuel for our conviction in Divinity. But in order for Truth Principles to become an embodied knowledge, we must practice affirmative prayer and meditation. When we do this, we create a direct, subjective experience that validates our conviction in the Invisible.
Then, our worldview lifts from individual needs-based perspectives to a consciousness of conviction in the power and presence of this One thing we call Spirit, Unity, God.
In Love and Light,
Retreat to Higher Ground
When stormy weather hits, I like to close the blinds, turn off devices, and make tea. Something about the messiness and chaos outside, gives me permission to prepare for comfort, restoration, reflection, turning within, and retreat. Who knows what insights one can find in 30 minutes of journaling, or reading, or meditation?
When we stop our selves to take time to pull away from the world, from the five senses, from our identification with thoughts and feelings, we are getting up into the higher ground of our consciousness, our awareness of Self. Let’s not wait for stormy weather, literally and metaphorically! Let’s give ourselves permission each day to do this courtship with the Divine, this nurturing of the soul. Sometimes we need 20 minutes, sometimes five days or maybe two weeks, and when we emerge, we stand triumphant, aligned with our own eternal nature. Just a little effort toward this alignment brings Grace.
In Love and Light,
When we misbehaved, my 5th grade teacher used to make us write, “Freedom is the responsibility to do what is right, not the right to do as you please.” Since then, I have always equated my own true freedom with integrity. Man’s laws are usually flawed, changeable interpretations, bias, the list goes on because humans do not always do what is right. Regardless, we are still responsible for our own integrity, even if others fail.
In spiritual adulthood, I learned that when we have true freedom, we have choice in how we look at the world, how we integrate insights and setbacks, how we feel about anything, how we align our lives with Natural Law, growth, expansion, generosity, and love. These are choices that can never be taken away by any “supreme court.” So, I remind myself of what I know: Divine Law does not change. God is always in integrity with Itself. God, Spirit, Creator, Universal Presence, whatever you want to call It, does not wax or wane, ebb or flow, give or take. It does not contradict Itself, hurt Itself, withhold from Itself, or limit Itself, ever, in any way. Remembering this gives wind to the sails of my own transcendence over the world of effects and helps me to be in the world, but not of it.
In Love and Light,
This month as we enjoy the summer and all that life offers, let us welcome the Illumination of Love into our hearts and minds. We become illumined and we illuminate our surroundings as we bring into the light of our Christ- Consciousness, all that would contradict the Truth. Christ means Light. There is only First Causation, God. This Power does not contradict Itself. It is Absolute and we are wholly one with It.
The entire Cosmos is working to express more of Itself through you, its own creation, as a blissful, healthy, abundant life! This is the Light of Truth. So, no matter what story is playing out in the mind, in our collective human narrative, in your environments, the Love that God is, is seeking Its demonstration through your Consciousness. It does mean we have to ignore the default mode thinking and emotional patterns that rear their heads from time to time, like the patterns of lack, living small, false beliefs of unworthiness, fear of insecurity.
As we bracket all our reactions and responses to life’s contradictions of this Truth and bring circumstances, situations, events, opinions, fears, and worries into the Love of our hearts and the Light of our Christ mind, we are lifted in Illumination for all. We become the Light on the hill. This is what our cities, nations, and our planet needs.
In Love and Light,