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Oneness Vermont - Oneness Facilitators
Anne Dean (Oneness Trainer)
Anne's Oneness Blessing events: Meditation and Oneness Blessings - Every Tuesday at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 6 Church St. Woodstock, VT from 5:15 to 6:15 PM. Oneness Blessing Gathering - the third or fourth Sunday of each month at the Woodstock Center for Alternative Healing at 472 Woodstock Road, West Woodstock, VT from 1:00 - 2:30 PM.
Anne's greatest love is to teach and facilitate others through their healing process. Because she has been through her own healing crisis, she brings valuable experience to assist others through theirs. She has been in the field of energy healing for over 20 years. She has studied and practiced many forms of energy work during this time and presently offers Oneness Blessings, Awakenings and Soul Memory Discovery work. Anne has taught and facilitated workshops on the Awakening process both Nationally and Internationally. She has a Masters in Metaphysics, a degree in Metaphysical Ministry and is a certified Pastoral Counselor.
Anne enjoys giving Oneness Blessings over the phone and travels throughout New England to give Oneness Blessings to individuals and small groups. Anne is happy to share any one of these options with you. email or call 802-457-3889.
UUSMC - Sermons
Visit HERE for Minister Nancy Dean's most recent 2009-2010 sermons.
Here you can view the text of past sermons.
What you will miss is the energy and enthusiasm of our minister as she
delivered these sermons.
Also, the tradition in our church is to take comments and questions from the congregation at the end of each sermon.
To witness these discussions, you will have to visit us!
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Responses from Unitarian Universalists
— Carol A. Taylor, Dean and Chair of Meadville Lombard Winter Institute
— Rev. Nancy D. Dean, Unitarian Universalist Society of Mill Creek, DE
Rev. Nancy D. Dean, Unitarian Universalist, Hockessin, DE
delawareonline ¦ The News Journal ¦ Sacrifice, sip by sip
Nancy Dean's 30-day fast is a sign of support for U.S. soldiers, and of disgust with government's actions.
was feeling decadent.She
sipped seltzer water.
An invocation was in order.Dean, the minister at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Mill Creek, had been summoned to the Gold Ballroom of the Hotel du Pont to deliver a blessing April 1 at the 2006 Common Wealth Awards before consumption began.She
bubbly water and left before the arrival of Viennese desserts.
, a tall woman in her
mid-50s with an average build, delights in the communal nature of food.Her
invocation, though, fell on Day 13 of her
self-imposed 30-day fast.From March 20 through April 19, nothing would touch her
stomach but water.
The short answer to the obvious question -- why? -- is Iraq.Dean
decided to mark the third anniversary of the American-led invasion of Iraq with a demonstration against "what I see as an increasingly unethical administration," she
says."Because ethics is the foundation of my faith.It isn't something I take lightly."
At its March 19 service, she
quietly told her
congregation of her
did so after leading the segment called "Joys and Sorrows," during which people can share such thoughts before lighting a candle.Dean
spoke of her
respect for the American soldiers who have risked or lost their lives in Iraq.As a sign of support for them and of her
disgust with the government's handling of the war, she
would fast for 30 days.
Sunlight shot across the sanctuary as Dean
lit a candle.
first fasted as a college student in 1969, when she
spent a week without food to protest the war in Vietnam.And for at least the past 15 years, during annual spiritual retreats, she
has fasted for one to two weeks.
doctor tested her
is kept aware of her
progress, but Dean
own blood pressure every two to three days.She
drinks one to three quarts of water per day, sipping throughout.The first couple of days, she
The fog cleared by the fourth day.Fasting burns carbohydrates within a day, then moves on to muscles for protein and taps into fat reserves.
Although experts say fasting has not been proven to cleanse the body of toxins, Dean
and others who fast claim feelings of mental and spiritual clarity after going without food.
Meanwhile, Dean's usual daily allotment of four miles, walked fast, has become two miles, strolled.On Day 19, she
lost about 19 pounds, or about a pound a day.That's normal for her
returns to her
usual eating habits, she'll gain it back.
She'll do so slowly.Breaking a fast can be more troublesome than holding to one.Dean
learned that several years ago.Ten days into what was to have been a 14-day fast, she
prepared a turkey sandwich for her
husband.It found her
body, accustomed to the absence of food, needed time to readjust.
"Midnight of the 19th," Dean says, "I probably will be looking for a glass of tomato juice."
A 30-day fast, she
says, restricts her
for 60 days.And although the sight of food can stir her
feels no hunger in the presence of no food.
"When you have the discipline to turn away from food," she
says, "your body gets cleansed in a lot of ways, but your mind really gets clear, too.
...Dean, the hungry minister, has a son.He interrupted college to join the Air Force within weeks after the Sept. 11 attacks.
Adam was among the crew on a cargo plane that transported people and equipment into Afghanistan and Iraq.He
safely returned in 2004 and went back to school.Her
nephew, a National Guard reservist, wasn't so lucky.A rocket-propelled grenade hit his
vehicle, severely injuring his
And so Dean fasts, "a tiny penance for the mistakes we are making in this war."Dean
doesn't claim that her
entire congregation feels the war is wrong.When she
lit the candle after announcing her
asked those present not to agree with her
but to keep her
in their thoughts.
No one approached her
with a negative comment.
People like Robertson can't help but think about her
sacrifice each time he
sits for a meal.
"It really makes me think about the world," he
says."What's going on.How people are affected, and how people aren't affected."
One week after her
invocation at Hotel du Pont, Dean
roasted a turkey and delivered a blessing at her
church's annual Fellowship Dinner.She
did not eat.
"Maybe for my own well-being I downplay the difficulty of it," she