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.
Awakening to Purpose
Here we are in January again! This month we are celebrating our own individual awakening to our divine and holy purpose for being in a body on this planet at this time in the evolution of humanity’s collective consciousness.
We are here to be in joy! We are here to experience balance, beauty, and creativity! We are here to love and be loved! We are here to experience and express prosperity and abundance! We are here to be the emissaries of a world that works for everyone. We celebrate and remember that the entire cosmos is working on our behalf. It’s a friendly universe. We turn within to a loving and infinite Presence that created us so that it could express more of Its Self through us!
That is very different from ideas of being born from original sin, struggle, and strife, living by the sweat of our brow, surviving in a thorny garden.
Deconstructing these old ideas and belief systems and thought patterns that may still operate subconsciously or unconsciously is part of the inner journey that we all get to walk together. As we support each other and love each other in this work, our inner Light shines brighter and brighter and those around us are lifted and begin to notice you as a testament of personal transformation. Now YOU are the Light of the world.
In Love and Light,
This is the completion of Agape East’s third cycle around the sun as a Spiritual Center and Beloved Community in Coastal VA and virtually since March of 2020. We have all in some way navigated political upheavals, social reckonings, financial insecurity, pandemics, tremendous loss, illness of friends and family, and the accompanying grief. Yet here we are, at the end of another cycle and ready to begin again. This is our monthly theme, Begin Again.
As co-creators of our lives, we are always pregnant with something, giving birth to something, whether through intentional use of metaphysical laws or by default. We are responsible for what we bring to term AND we can always start over, get a redo, try again with wisdom, gratitude and foresight.
Humanity celebrates this season of Light’s return with so many traditions and religious rites, giving us an opportunity for reverence, gratitude, and devotion to the Eternal Spirit within each of us. I love what this Solstice Season demonstrates for me- the return of our Sun, the Light of our Consciousness, the Christos with the longer days now dawning. I am so grateful that humanity can count on this Light.
My heart is filled with gratitude as I sit down to write this letter to you. I am so grateful for YOU, for your generosity to this center, our mission and purpose; your fellowship and faces on Zoom; your sacred service; your commitment to grow and evolve individually and as a collective human consciousness. I am grateful for the Spiritual Masters and Master Teachers whose shoulders we stand on, that we may pick up the mantle of Light, Love & Truth during our time on this planet. I am grateful for the structure of Agape East that lives and broadcasts a message of Truth: Love always wins; The Light always shines; Truth prevails! How blessed we are to study, celebrate and practice these Principles of Truth together!
In Love and Light,
This image of bountiful fruits and vegetables flowing from the horn of plenty represents the harvest, the abundance and bounty that Mother Earth provides when we align with Her. It is this eternal and invisible Life Force that we celebrate this month as we reap the harvest and enter the holidays. Eternal Love and Infinite Life demonstrate and out picture as the physical, yet temporary necessities for our lives on Earth. Inside of one apple seed are the blueprints and potentials for thousands of apple orchards. This principle is always at work, always seeking physical avenues to manifest Itself. We become that very avenue when we align our awareness with this Truth.
Therefore, it is completely within our power to create a life of abundance and prosperity through awakening our own individual awareness. Join me this month as we turn away from the world of effects and turn within to that which is Eternal and Real, and invite this greater awareness as the activity of our consciousness.
In Love and Light,
This October we are celebrating Wholehearted Living as our theme. Let’s use this autumn season to explore our living and walking in a way that is open to miracles and insights, speaking and listening in a way that is interested in moments of Grace, serving, and giving in a way that is willing to be guided by the power of unconditional love and forgiveness.
Wholehearted Living requires us to get out onto the field of our life and play full-out, as if everything depends upon our own participation, because it does. A broken heart is an open heart, I like to say. Without the brakes and cracks, we cannot know the depth of the Divine Mystic within our own soul. The mind can never understand this, but the heart knows. When the mind wants to deflect, contract or list reasons to defend or protect or shrink our living, let us become unreasonable and turn to the place where love and wisdom reign supreme, our heart, to let it be the arbiter of our perception.
This is how we step into Wholehearted Living.
In Love and Light,