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.
February‘s theme is Openings. This month we celebrate Black History month, offering a powerful book study group, reading #1 New York Times Bestseller, Stamped, and a transformational 4-week workshop, learning and activating the Orishas!
Have you begun to see the red hearts, boxed candy, pink balloons, and red roses in the grocery stores, as I have? Valentine’s Day is always a good time to take inventory of our Heart, the innate purity of our Heart. A personal inventory requires tremendous willingness and availability and….Openness. When we’re Open, we’re willing to expose, at least a little bit, the parts of us that are calling for more love, more forgiveness, compassion, understanding and generosity to the Light of our awareness. Once the matters of the Heart are honestly and vulnerably brought out into the Open, consciously, we stand at the Crossroads. With choice. Fear or Love? Victim or Blessing? And this is power. Openings are power.
When we intend the quality of Opening, even to be willing to be willing to Open, to an Eternal Power, a Divine Intelligence, a Presence of Grace, Beauty, Wisdom and Complete Unconditional Love, for ourselves and for another, our Soul is then given permission to lead. Our gut, heart and frontal lobe may then become energetically available for intuitions, insights, and Revelations, and we see the Presence of Love and hear the Voice of Love and feel the Power of Love…we’re available for transformation.
In Love and Light,
Here we are at the beginning again. There is something about the start of the new year that contains a purified energy of infinite potential. It is an intentionality from our heart of our personal vision, our goals and our deepest desires. The good news is that we are created out of the substance and form of the Love Intelligence governing the universe.
This Love Intelligence, this Power and Presence that is the only power and presence placed all of its magic genius, creativity, bounty, beauty, love and wholeness in us as It created us so that It could express Itself through each of us. These are not just words, but a mandate for us to fulfill. It is the destiny of the rose to fully bloom and release all of its fragrance and beauty. It is the destiny of your soul to fully evolve, awaken, express and give all that you are, which is a perfect Divine Blueprint of Unconditional Love.
This month of January 2021, let us anchor this truth and set each other free.
In Love and Light,
This month, we celebrate the fulfillment of Love and the promise of Truth with our theme, Complete.
This word is both an adjective and a verb and its root means, “full, to fulfill.” In New-Thought-Ageless-Wisdom teachings, we often hear, “God is Whole, Perfect & Complete.” God is in Its fullness everywhere, at all time and space, beyond time and space. There is no wanting, no deficiency in God.
This is the Truth Principle that is, regardless of how we feel or what we experience.
The sun is always shining in its full radiance, regardless of cloud cover, time of day or season. This is the season that humanity in Earth’s Northern Hemisphere has celebrated the realignment of our perspective in the cosmos with the Sun’s rays, on our Winter’s Solstice, December 21, 2020. Until then, our nights were longer and darker, but the promise of Truth, the Complete nature of our Sun is revealed to us, yet again. It had never changed. We can turn to this Truth amidst any suffering and this very act of alignment brings forth demonstration.
It is December of 2020 and many folks are experiencing lonely feelings, grief, food lines, job loss, housing loss, political turmoil, injustice, and the like. Personally, I have never had to work so hard at this inner practice, of turning within to the Completeness of God amidst such intense collective and personal pain and fear, in all my life. How grateful I am, that I am not practicing this alone, but surrounded by a Beloved Community, the Agape East Spiritual Center. We are complete, together. During this Holy Season of Light, may you be wrapped in the Radiance, Peace and Abundance of God.
In Love and Light,
I am writing this monthly theme letter weeks before November of 2020 begins. This is the ninth month that we have navigated a pandemic, spotlighting a longstanding, underlying infection of social and racial injustice and violence. Is this presidential election going to be the onset of labor pains, the birth, or the marker for the conception point? It seems like a pivotal moment in our nation’s history, and no matter the result, divisiveness and passions have been exposed.
We can never underestimate the grace, glory, and mystery of what appears like confusion, pain, or suffering. There is always the Presence of God and the Nature of God at work in all, through all, as all. This is Truth Principle. God is Omnipresent, Omnipotent, Omniscient and Omniactive as Absolute Love, Absolute Wholeness, Absolute Life. The Eternal Nature of Life, Love and Illumination is always in back of any outer conditions. Out of the dark mud comes the beautiful lotus. Out of the liquefied caterpillar comes the flight of the butterfly. Out of the pain of labor comes birth.
Our theme, Imaginal Knowing, is how things in our unconscious come into our conscious awareness. It happens on the right side of the brain, free of language, rational thinking, concepts, logic, and measurement. Imaginal Knowing is a right brain activity, the stuff of dreams, intuition, fantasies, symbols. Imaginal Knowing is not subject to conditions, time, and space. There are no hard lines in Imaginal Knowing. It is a wisdom and understanding that the conception becomes the labor, the labor becomes the birth, the birth becomes consciousness individualized, on and on. Suffering becomes wisdom and wisdom decreases the ignorance of Knowing Who and What we really are, the Presence of Love.
I believe it was Dr. Martin Luther King Junior’s experience of Imaginal Knowing when he said, “I have a Dream.” Steeped in his true nature of Christ Love, he caught the height of a mighty vision for humanity during a time when the steps to get there, the process was obscured and seemingly impossible. Imaginal Knowing can be challenging to lean into when the environment, circumstances, and phenomena are painful or overwhelming. But his surrendered life was lived in the Name of Love, making his dream vivid enough to articulate and share.
Spiritual leaders, which we all are, are the midwives of these moments. Now it is our turn to surrender to Christ Love and make vivid our Imaginal Knowing of a Grace that opens the heart of every man, woman, and child.
In Love and Light,