Exploring Soul Growth Through Mandala Painting

By Ischa Lea What an exciting day it was at Sunburst Sanctuary on Saturday, May 28th as Reverend Ron Gibbons guided all participants through a meditative journey of soul exploration through mandala painting. Signifying the wholeness of creation, the word mandala is derived from Tibetan Sanskrit. Mandala translates “to be in possession of,” or “to […]

The Light Divine

By Ischa Lea What is this light that within glows A thousand rays in all direction goes What is this peace, this joy it holds That none can explain, merely concur If to him, to her its witness shows? Darkness if there be, matters not Its presence made invisible, Vulnerable, inconsequential, weak For in this […]


By Ischa Lea What we think determines what happens to us, so if we want to change our lives, we need to stretch our minds. – Wayne Dyer Often I’ve wondered about gratitude—whether I’ve truly ever been grateful enough for all the blessings life has bestowed upon me. I used to be one who focused […]

Growing Up!

By Ischa Lea So often I listen to beautiful songs sung, hear beautiful words read, feel uplifted in my soul, yet watch the cosmic play unfold in mockery to those songs, those words, those pleasant platitudes. Even as a child I wondered about this, having my talks with God in secret: “Lord, why is the […]

Where I Am One

By Sean Fennell We give ourselves over to the influence of the breathing Earth. Sleep, the shadow of the Earth, seeps into our skin, spreading throughout our limbs, dissolving our individual will into the thousand and one selves that compose it—cells, tissues and organs taking their prime directives from gravity and the wind as residual […]