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Wednesday, December 24

Christmas Tree

Come join us on Christmas Eve, Wednesday, December 24th, to celebrate the birth of the Christ on this Earth plane.

The service begins at 11:00 p.m. with traditional Christmas Carols, followed by a simple service consisting of nativity Bible readings, music, a homily by Lloyd Kremer, and a candlelight midnight Meditation.

We look forward to seeing you at this Christ-filled service.


Wednesday, December 31

World Peace Meditation

An Annual Tradition Since 1986

Wednesday, December 31
7:00 to 8:00 a.m.

Noon Greenwich Mean Time

Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E.

67th Street and Atlantic Avenue
Virginia Beach, Virginia

In 1986 the Quartus Foundation organized a World Healing Day with a World Healing Meditation to be held simultaneously worldwide on December 31 at noon Greenwich Mean Time (7:00 a.m. in Virginia).

Once again the A.R.E. is hosting this event locally. It features the reading of prayers from every major religion, music, songs, and silent meditation. Facilitated by Ellen Cayce.

The meditation will be followed by Dances of Universal Peace with Ellen Cayce from 8:00 to 8:45 a.m.


Wednesday, December 31

New Year’s Eve
Party and Dance

Wednesday, December 31
8:00 to 11:30 p.m.

Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E.

67th Street and Atlantic Avenue
Virginia Beach, Virginia

Music provided by DJ Deosil

The party will be followed by a Midnight Meditation beginning at 11:30 p.m., led by Judith Stevens.


Saturday, January 3

David Riblet

The International Association for Near-Death Studies welcomes David Riblet to its next meeting.

David followed spirit to Virginia Beach in 1983 to further explore the Cayce material, and has spent the last twenty-eight years working with the Cayce products, first with The Heritage Store and now with Nutraceutical Corporation.

David is a dedicated member of the Glad Helpers Prayer Group at the A.R.E., an area he covered as a guest on A.R.E.'s Reflections Radio program. He has presented at the 25th Anniversary Fellowship Conference in Canada, at Edgar Cayce's hometown birthday celebration in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, previously at VBIANDS, and at a program at Chrysalis in the Charlottesville area entitled "Consciously Connecting To Group Consciousness."

David met his partner and soulmate, Cheryl Baer-Bernath in 1996. Together they have presented a program at A.R.E. Camp entitled "Joyfully Following Spirit," and at A.R.E. Charlottesville, a program entitled "The Sphinx of Self: Past Lives, Soul Family, and Your Life's Plan." David is currently writing a book / workbook on the material he is sharing with VBIANDS.

Morning Presentation: "Near Life Experience"
On May 8, 1989 David Riblet died... willingly, and his world forever changed. This tragedy became his greatest blessing. That night, in a life between lives state, he learned the power of prayer in a most extraordinary way. He became a "fused walk-in" with a heightened individual awareness, and of the Soul Family he is a part of. His original intentions for this life, were shown to him, and he was reminded that we are never alone. He experienced an indescribable level of peace. David will share the details of his amazing experience on the other side, the gifts he was given, along with techniques to apply them for more conscious way of living... with no Near Death Experience required! His intention is that your personal Journey through life will be enhanced by this presentation.


Saturday, January 3, 2015, from 10:00 to Noon at Edgar Cayce's A.R.E. (the Association for Research and Enlightenment), 67th Street and Atlantic Avenue, Virginia Beach.

Suggested donation: $10.00 at the door. No one turned away, capacity permitting.

After the meeting, all are invited to a local restaurant to continue the conversation.

Afternoon Workshop from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.: "Healing Circle"
Join David's Healing Circle with other like-hearted souls exploring your gifts and techniques to apply them more consciously to your life. Be ready to explore the possibilities of pre-birth planning and to share your stories. The effects of being not only an individual, but part of a group, will be explained as they apply to turning points in your life. This experience will positively impact your life... forever.

A donation of $15 is requested for the workshop.

On Sunday, January 4 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., David Riblet will give a Presentation / Workshop very similar to the Saturday program described above; so tell your friends and family about it! The workshop is located at the One-Eleven Art Gallery, 111 Pennsylvania Avenue, Norfolk, off upper Granby Street, across from the Riverview Theater. Space is limited. For reservations, please contact Suzanne Watson at 620-4766. Admission $15.

All presentation sessions will be videotaped. Copies on DVD will be available for a $10 donation to VBIANDS plus $2 shipping and handling if needed.

The official website of Virginia Beach Friends of IANDS is www.vbiands.com.

On a Future Sunday to be announced, David Riblet will be the featured speaker at the Joy in Worship Service. The Joy in Worship Service begins at 10:45 a.m., with a meditation beginning at 10:30.

For more information about VBIANDS, information on past and future speakers, or to join our mailing list, please visit our website: www.VBIANDS.com.

Currently the Board of VBIANDS would welcome any financial gifts to help us stabilize our budget. Super Saver tickets would be especially helpful.

Speak to any one of our Board members, including Dick Dinges, Bob Clapp, Elena Viada, Neil Helm, Lloyd Kremer, Jeff Jones, Suzanne Ortiz, or Kaye or Larry Sturgis.


Dates to be Announced

The Tao of Communication

A Paul Solomon Inner Light Consciousness Workshop


A Paul Solomon Inner Light Consciousness Workshop

With Susan Thomas and Sharon Solomon

Fellowship of the Inner Light

Friday 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.


The Twelve Workshops of Inner Light Consciousness

Inner Light Consciousness is a guided experience in spiritual evolution presented in a series of experiential workshops in personal growth and transformation. The workshops focus on relationship with self, Source, and others.

They include:

  • Inner Light Consciousness Discovery
  • The Hall of Records
  • The Unconditional Love Workshop
  • Be Emotional and Love It
  • Building Supportive Relationships
  • The Tao of Communication
  • Talk to Yourself, On Purpose
  • Precipitation, Manifestation, and Prosperity
  • The X-Factor in Healing
  • Dreams: the Language of the Gods
  • The Journal of the Mystery Schools
  • The Planetary Mystery School

The Tao of Communication

This workshop explores how we communicate, verbally and non-verbally. You will learn how to truly listen, and how to make yourself truly heard.

You will experience the "communication dance"—how to move appropriately between feminine / receptive to masculine / assertive modes that facilitate effective dialog.

You will also discover what is blocking you from "heart-bond" communication, and how to listen / talk effectively from your heart.

This is one of the most dynamic and life-changing of all the ILC Workshops!


The cost for the entire three-day experience is $55

If you have questions or would like additional information please contact:

Susan Thomas at innerlightvb@juno.com or 757-633-8772

Sharon Solomon at sharonsolomon222@gmail.com or 276-472-2150


About Susan

Susan Thomas

Susan Thomas was among the first to discover Paul Solomon and his teachings when he moved to Virginia Beach in 1973. She was thrilled with what she found, and has studied, practiced, and taught Inner Light Consciousness and other Paul Solomon workshops ever since. A professional musician, she played violin with the Virginia Symphony for many years. She plays and teaches violin, viola, cello, piano, and voice. Susan composes music and often delights people with her beautiful singing. A minister of the Fellowship of the Inner Light for many years, she formerly served on the staff. She is the mother of two adult daughters.


About Sharon

Sharon Solomon

Sharon Solomon is the wife of Paul Solomon. She has worked in just about every job at the Fellowship of the Inner Light and at the former Fellowship Community at Hearthfire Lodge—from Inner Light Consciousness guide to cook, from transcriptionist to editor of the newsletter since moving to Virginia Beach in 1975 as Paul's secretary. She has taught with Paul and presented his teachings around the world, most recently in Japan. She currently does trance-channeled and tarot readings. She is a part of a group forming a spiritual community based on Paul Solomon's teachings.


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Contact the Fellowship at info@fellowshipoftheinnerlight.com or 757-428-5782