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.
We are celebrating our Original Blueprint as our September monthly theme. We are each created out of the Mind of God, the Mind of the Love Intelligence that created everything and that governs our universe. We are in our essence this pure perfect Light, perfect Spirit no matter what has taken place in our individual experiences. Regardless of our race, culture, beliefs, lineages, ancestral imprints, and inheritances, our Divine Origin remains untouchable.
My prayer is for our individual cultivation of a greater awareness of our true Original Blueprint, the Light of the world. When we remember who and what we really are, the miracle occurs.
In Love and Light,
This month we are celebrating a world that works for everyone with our August theme, Compassion. This is one of my favorite words because it contains the word “passion” and that is something I feel very deeply about God, Great Spirit, Divine Mind, Creator, Unified Field, whatever one chooses to call the only One Life, One Love, One Source, One Power.
Love is at the root of passion and when we take this holy love affair and turn it toward our brothers and sisters, then we are One Love in action.
Action is so important these days and each of us is being called now to take action in some way for greater Love. Greater self-love, greater love for each other is also the action of Spiritual Truth Principles.
When one starts studying these principles of truth, often it is to relieve personal suffering in some way. Continuing, one may learn how to use the laws of metaphysics and manifestation to improve conditions. It works. But as one keeps studying Truth Principles, the sense of little self expands into Higher Self, Consciousness extends Itself to embrace ALL as integral to our own freedom.
This month, Let’s imagine a world that really is working for all, as we use our understanding of Truth and our Love in action to make other lives better than just our own. That’s compassion.
In Love and Light,
Catching the Vision
This month at Agape East we are celebrating the theme of Catching the Vision! Vision is a beautiful gift. It is an inner sight of what is possible, and with Love all things are possible. To be able to have an idea held in mind, consistently and clearly held, is true vision. The idea may seem unlikely or impossible, the steps may not be obvious, but the metaphysician understands that what is visible had its origin in the invisible, as vision and applies the principle and practice of seeing, feeling and speaking it into form.
But we are more than metaphysicians. We are here for more than just being able to use the principles and laws of metaphysics to manifest what we need and what will help us thrive. We are vessels also. We are also here to evolve our consciousness and lives and the human species, and that evolution requires catching the Vision of a Divine Intelligence, the Creative Force, the Primal Source of all Life so that we can move forward open and interested in what is trying to be revealed and manifested. If we are evolving based upon our own current thinking, our best ideas and intentions only, then we may not be actually evolving, we might even be accidentally devolving. We must Catch the Vision of Spirit, beyond our present paradigm.
Catching a Vision requires making it welcome because the Vision is always broadcasting. It is our own receptors that need the tuning. There are many ways we may do this naturally in our own lives. Meditation, yoga, exercise, time in nature, gardening, being creative, chanting, affirmative prayer, sacred study, vision quests are all ways we make ourselves available for a Divine Download. The clearer the intentions and questions, the clearer the Vision.
At Agape we tune in and make it welcome together with the Life Visioning Process, as taught by my teacher, Michael Bernard Beckwith. This community practice creates an environment for individuals to receive guidance and inspiration in a shared group setting and we do this on a regular basis. With practice and sharing, we begin to develop the spiritual muscles of intuition, inner listening, trusting the still small voice within, trusting the download, so that we can be led to the Highest Unfoldment, beyond what our limited rational minds think is best.
I hope you will join us Wednesday, July 14, for our Life Visioning meeting at 7pm Eastern in our Zoom Sanctuary! Join me, our Agape Licensed Spiritual Practitioners, our Board of Trustees and catch the vision of the next stage of evolution for Agape East together!
In Love and Light,
This June we celebrate Radiance as out monthly theme. We awaken fully now, from a seeming long slumber, emerging into the fullness of the Summer Sun. Let us find ways to step into the game of living our own lives fully now, stepping out from the sidelines of playing small and dimming our light. Life and our time here together is more precious than ever.
The Freedom to fully shine, fully Radiate our greatness, our compassion, our generosity, our understanding, our creative gifts and talents, without a sense of withhold or embarrassment, without compromise or defensiveness is at hand now. This is Radiance, unabashed courage and love.
Happy Pride! Happy Juneteenth! Happy Father’s Day and Happy Summer Solstice!
In Love and Light,