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September 2019

Michael Mirdad

Dear Friends:

One thing I have always loved since coming to Unity of Sedona is opening up communication at our center (and in our town) by creating a network. When we find each other and exchange the gifts of our soul, it makes the way for miracles. 

We accomplished this network by having one bulletin board that is open to the public, and another that is strictly for Unity attendees. We also encourage people to meet for lunch in our cafe and share ideas and needs.

Also, we created an official Resource Directory that is updated every month. And since we would quickly fill 100 pages if we allowed everyone in town to list their gift/service, we opted to make this directory exclusively for our members and sponsors.

Again, we have several levels wherein people can network: one that is open to everyone, one that is only for attendees, and one that is only for members. That way EVERYONE can connect at one level or another. in other words, when you consider the various avenues of networking that we have created, it should be clear that there is a way for everyone to reach out or to share of themselves and their needs.

Strangely, we’ve had 1-2 people withdraw themselves from attending because they felt angry or jealous that they only chose to be involved at Unity at one level but wanted the right to advertise themselves at ALL levels. This however merely became a test of their integrity and patience. At Unity of Sedona, we hold ourselves to such a high standard, it draws a lot of praise from attendees and raises the vibrations of our center. However it also can trigger those who can’t really live up to that standard.

But if YOU feel called to share your gifts or needs so that your needs could be filled OR you could help fill the needs of someone else, please feel free to utilize one form or another of our network (i.e. bulletin boards, Resource Directory, etc.). It is the Will of God that our needs be filled and that we help fill those needs for each other. This is love in action!

Love & Light,

Michael Mirdad Teacher

July 2019

Unity of Sedona e-news
Unity of Sedona July Newsletter

Dear Friends:

As most of you probably know, Unity of Sedona attracts nearly 150 attendees each Sunday, plus several thousand watching our services online. Several dozen of those who attend in person are visiting Sedona and choose our Sacred Service as a primary place of spiritual growth. And the feedback they share with us is always quite awe-inspiring. 

One of those individuals from this week shared that she had regularly attended Unity of Sedona over 20 years ago and that she could not believe the difference between then and now–in terms of beauty and numbers. We all know our grounds and landscape are completely transformed. But this person couldn’t believe that what she remembers being “only 40 attendees is now 150–completely filling the room (even during the quiet summer season). What a wonderful testimonial and reflection she was sharing.

This should be of no surprise to anyone who has ever attended a service. The love and depth of consciousness is clearly palpable. And the commitment we have to raising consciousness brings numerous rewards to us at Unity. However, part of this incredible “vibe” comes not from the external work we’ve done, as much as from the fact that we teach and practice how to integrate this “vibe” into our being–internally. This magnifies the vibration and consciousness of our sacred space, but it also allows us to then take it with us into our homes, workplaces, and relationships. So, beyond the beauty that we see and feel in our Sunday services, our attendees are taught to “soak it in” and apply it in their day-to-day lives. In other words, we encourage others to learnintegrate, and become.

Allowing our beautiful external experiences to become internal states of consciousness, is how we can best make a difference in our lives and in the lives of others. One is DOING, while the other is BEING. One comes from the head; the other from the heart. So yes, keep attending and passing the word about our incredible work; in other words, “tell a friend!” But more importantly, “be a friend” by manifesting the Presence of God as often as possible, in every way possible, and to as many people as possible.

The word June has various origins but Juno was the Roman goddess of marriage and fertility. The Romans saw Juno as the wife to Jupitar, which the earlier Greeks related as Hera and Zeus. And June, which is connected to Yune or Yuno is where we get the word youth.

To the Jews, June commemorates the time when they received the Torah from Moses. In other words, June is a time of youth, renewal, celebration, hope, and new beginnings.

However, Juno (Hera) was also known to have a downside—a tendency towards jealousy. So it behooves us to indeed celebrate this month, but also to keep an eye on any temptation to feel envious about the accomplishments and good fortune of others. So keep in mind that since we are all ONE, the good fortune of others is the good fortune of ourselves—manifesting in others only because we haven’t yet accepted it in ourselves. If we resent this, it pushes our good fortune away even further. If we give thanks for the good fortune of others, it attracts it all the more closely to ourselves.

So let’s all commit to celebrating our good fortune of being created in the healthy, loving, prosperous Image of God! And if any dark clouds get in the way, let’s remind ourselves that they are merely accumulations of rain (tears). So let’s let them fall in order to make more fertile the garden of our life.    

Love & Light,

Michael Mirdad Teacher

Lauralei M. and David Bradley

White Light Crystals, Books and Angels
Oden Reiki Spiritual Healers
(928) 282-0098


White Light Crystals, Books, and Angels is a New Age, Spiritual and Metaphysical Bookstore that is a unique resource to anyone searching for inner knowledge, angelic wisdom and spiritual growth. It has been a dream of ours to create a space that offers a positive forum for the teachings of the Spirit Guides & Guardians we work with. Besides books, our store offers many tools to enhance your inner path journey, as well as raise your vibration.

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March 2019

Hello Everyone!

I (We) pray all is going well for you.

Not everyone receiving this monthly newsletter lives in Sedona but if you do, then you’ll know how beautiful and exciting things have been here–given the two feet of beautiful snow that blanketed the area in just 48 hours. In fact, some of this snow can still be seen here and there–even though we’re now entering March.

Another exciting experience is that my latest book, The Dark Night of the Soul, is now officially released and went immediately to the #1 best seller position on Amazon. Also, I’ll be doing a 4-week online course this month on the topic of the Dark Night of the Soul, which can also be attended in person at Unity of Sedona.

Lastly, one of the most exciting things of all is that my idea from several years ago is finally being manifested–thanks to our website and social media team. We are now making available a growing list of professionals and services that you–or people you know–may need to know about for the Sedona area. Our list includes available rentals, realtors for purchasing homes, local psychics, counselors, healers, yoga facilitators, and so much more. Be sure to pass the word. We will soon print this directory in a booklet form for your convenience but you can, in the meantime, find this list on our website.

Love & Light,

Michael Mirdad Teacher

February 2019

Michael Mirdad Spiritual TeacherGreetings Everyone!

It’s time once again for us to share our monthly newsletter–which includes the events that you receive in our weekly e-blast, but also a bit more–including this letter from me–Michael Mirdad.

I’ve been at Unity of Sedona now for around nine years, and the things we’ve been able to accomplish are nearly unbelievable. But to me, they are no surprise, as I’ve always believed in what I teach, and I’ve always taught that when we live a life connected to God, all things are possible.

As we look back over the past several years, we’ve obviously seen tremendous growth and change for the better at Unity of Sedona. But now, looking forward, one might wonder what could be left to accomplish. Well the good news is that spirituality does not always mean there are external changes to make.

But it does require that we are constantly self-aware–looking for anything we can do on a maintenance level to keep things as powerful and light as possible. So we continue to fine tune our wonderful center. We can’t add more spaces to our parking lot; we can’t enlarge the building to seat more attendees; and we can’t really do much more with our incredible landscape. But what we can do is continue to add more color, life, and positive feelings–inside and out. So that is what we will continue to do–manifest more of God’s Presence–in our premises, in our weekly messages, in our groups and workshops, and in our feeling of love and oneness. We ask only that you join us in this divine intention.

Of course we also ask that you continue to be as generous as possible with your tithes and donations–and with your consistent attendance–as this is the only way we can continue to operate. And by the way, thank you all so much–those of you who have been attending or watching online. You are truly contributing to the amazingly high vibrations we’ve all been experiencing lately.

Love & Light,
Michael Mirdad Teacher

Clare Duggan

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Lori Stephenson – Dream Weaver

Lori Stephenson

Dream Weaver Sessions
(260) 224-3245

Lori Ann is a Spiritual Elder and Dream Weaver of the Ojibwe Tribe from White Earth MN. Trained in the wisdom of the grandmothers Lori Ann guides clients using the ancient tools of dream-catching. She empathically taps into your emotional being-ness and helps you to release blockages to manifesting your happiest dreams. Lori Ann is certified from the School of Metaphysics in Camp Chesterfield, IN. She is a White Star Reiki Practitioner, Tarot Card Reader, Crystal Seer, and Unity of Sedona Chaplain.

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Kate Eckley

Kate Eckley

Everyday Metaphysics™
(510) 910-4514

Kate helps seekers get off the long, painful road of living an inauthentic life by learning to see beyond their old stories, beliefs and patterns. Using simple metaphysical and spiritual tools, Kate’s clients can truly change and co-create new lives. Kate is a Foundation for Christ Consciousness minister, Unity of Sedona chaplain, certified intuitive (psychic) reader/healer, Fifth Tarot reader, energy healer, meditation teacher, and Reiki Master/Teacher.

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Spiritual Things to Do in Sedona

With its breathtaking view of red rocks and contrasting evergreens, Sedona Arizona is known as being one of the most beautiful places on the planet. But Sedona is also known as being the largest “New Age” community (per capita) in the world. As some people put it, Sedona is the New Age Mecca of planet earth. Many people interested in higher forms of spiritual understanding and honoring all religions, traditions, and thought-systems choose to visit or move to Sedona. This pilgrimage is often encouraged by the countless number of miraculous testimonies from groups and individuals who share stories of receiving powerful visions, spontaneous insights, and even physical healing from spending time doing one or more of the many spiritual activities available in the area. The following is a partial list of just some of the spiritual thing to do in Sedona.


Sedona features a large selection of practitioners who focus on holistic healing. These range from naturopathic physicians and acupuncturists to massage therapists and craniosacral practitioners and from herbalists to those specializing in energy work. Many residents and visitors to Sedona have found that choosing one of the local healers has forever changed their life.


Sedona offers some of the world’s most breath-taking hikes for beginner or advanced hikers. Rather than only offering physical beauty, however, Sedona is unique in that some of the hikes lead the explorer into some of Sedona’s renowned energy vortexes, and a sample of the internal beauty of the region.


With the popularity of the DaVinci Code, labyrinths are becoming more popular by the day. Labyrinths are known to assist a person in finding a greater sense of calmness and peace, but also tend to shift one’s mind into a state of receptivity, wherein one can receive insights or solutions to problems or perhaps new inspirations in regard to one’s life direction.

Metaphysical Book & Gift Stores:

Sedona has a few of the oldest and most respected New Age (spiritual) book and gift stores in the country. Some have been in Sedona for 30-40 years. These stores feature books on every subject of spirituality and self help, gifts and tools for spiritual growth—including crystals, statuary, art, and Native American flutes, drums, and more.

Metaphysical Centers & Churches:

There are several spiritual centers and churches in Sedona that focus on developing higher consciousness. There are also yoga and meditation centers, and centers that focus exclusively on featuring special events for audiences ranging from 50-500. These centers have featured some of the world’s leading teachers, authors, and conferences on spiritual and self-help.

Native American Sacred Sites:

There are numerous sacred sites of the Native Americans throughout the region. These sites are ruins of the Navajo, Apache, Hopi, and even the ancient and mysterious Anasazi—a tribe that is said to have vanished from history, but that the Hopi say were taken away by star people and brought to other planets.


Given the heightened energy in Sedona, it stands to reason that Sedona features some of the world’s most gifted psychics. The psychics in Sedona range from clairvoyants and aura readers to tarot readers and astrologers. When living in or visiting Sedona, it’s not uncommon to see some form of psychic reader on a regular basis, whether for life-changing guidance or for a psychic “check-up.”

Retreats & Spas:

Visitors have their choice of retreat accommodations, ranging from the rustic and down to spa-like luxury. Several of the major hotels in town have extensive spa facilities association with them, and smaller, independent practitioners and day spas offer a huge variety of specialized treatments and services.

Solstice Festivals:

Each year, hundreds of thousands of people around the planet celebrate the Summer and Winter Solstices. The people in Sedona are no exception. Each of these solstices are celebrated each year at Unity of Sedona who features only the finest speakers, musicians, and vendors for these one-day events. The Sedona Summer & Winter Festivals include fun, depth, laughter, and spiritual alignment.

Sound Healers:

Sound healing is one of the fastest growing forms of healing around. Sound healing can vary in forms or style, but often includes the use of various instruments and vocal toning to create a sound chamber that can alter the frequency of the client. Sound healing often includes the use of crystal bowls, flutes, drums, tuning forks, and human voice.


Vortexes can best be described as funnels of energy. People familiar with yoga or metaphysical subjects usually equate vortexes with chakras (energy centers on the human body). The earth is said to have numerous major and minor chakras/vortexes such as in Glastonbury England and Machu Pichu, Peru. But nowhere on the planet do we find as large a concentration of several vortexes in one place as Sedona.

Yoga Centers:

Virtually every style of yoga is available in Sedona, including Hot Yoga, Kundalini, Yin, Ashtanga, Flow, Restorative, therapeutic, and more. Combining a hike out on to the Red Rocks and a yoga session can also be arranged.

Buyer Beware:

Even though Sedona is filled with some of the nation’s best healers, psychics, spiritual teachers, and so forth…Sedona also has attracted some less than exceptional characters. If searching for any sort of quality person or experience, it’s always best to go by referrals. So be-aware of what you are looking for and never settle for anything less than the highest quality, integrity, and authenticity.

M & M – Mario & Mary Lou

Mario Mary Lou

M&M’s Bliss Core Alignment
(928) 362-2205

With over 40 years experience as spiritual Teachers and Healers, Mario and Mary Lou founded the very unique Sound Healing therapy Bliss Core Alignment. They offer Sacred Sound Celebrations and other forms of group transformation, Personal Sessions, Counsel and Readings, and also Angelic Shamanic Blessing Ceremonies for Weddings and other Events. M&M combine Ancient Wisdom with Quantum Field knowledge, opening the accelerating gates of frequency, sound and vibration…guided journeys into your inner worlds on the waves of healing sounds.

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