The following was written in March 2017.  The Spiritual School I attended asked for a "letter of intent".  The letter was to state my desire to either become a Metaphysician or an Ordained Minister. Not a choice to be made without much reflection - I was raised Catholic, attended Catholic schools, married in a Catholic church, raising my children Catholic.  Not a decision to be made lightly at all.  This letter declaring my 'intent' truly speaks from my heart as to my desire to serve my fellow man. I wish to share it with you now.

March 29, 2017

Fellowship of the Spirit

Attn: Board of Directors

Dear Board of Directors,

There are times in our lives that we are presented with questions that hold more gravity than others. What college will you attend? What major do you declare? Will you marry me? Do you want to have children? Just to name a few. Questions that need careful consideration because of the life altering consequences the answers hold. Answers that become pivotal points in our lives...changing its very trajectory.  I do believe the question that has been posed by this Board is one such question, "What is my intent?" as it relates to continuing my studies at Fellowships.  Shall I choose Metaphysician or Ministerial 0rdination?

The choice between, Metaphysician, defined as a philosopher that studies of the fundamental nature of reality and existence itself and the designation of Reverend, which Merriam Webster defines as; a member of the clergy, a person held to a higher standard, a person to be revered, is a difficult one in that the choice of Reverend holds many connotations whereas the secular title of Metaphysician does not.   

Society expects an individual that holds the title Reverend to be different, to be a better person and to have a higher moral center in which others take refuge in.  A Reverend assists in times of turmoil and ushers in times of joy and togetherness.  The gravitas of choosing a path, Metaphysician or Reverend, should not be made without careful consideration of all aspects and ramifications of the choice.

It would be a good idea if, at different intervals of our lives, we were compelled to compose letters of intent.  Not necessarily for a formal cause, as it were, but for our own personal evaluation.  Where are we headed?  What is our aim? Our purpose? Our intent? These questions would cause us to audit our life choices and their consequences.  It would also prod us into a review of paths not chosen, opportunities not seized, callings left unanswered.  We may find our choices, or lack thereof, have altered our entire life.

In writing this, my letter of intent, I have had to reflect upon what has brought me to this point in my life, as well as, where I plan to continue my journey. I am humbled by the many blessings that have allowed me to pursue my studies at Fellowships. The synchronicities of my life that have become apparent upon review. 

In June of 2016, what began for me as a statement, 'I believe I will attend school at Fellowships' evolved into much more.   I have experienced a great deal since beginning my studies at Fellowships in November 2016. From the introduction to Sacred Geometry, a passion of mine, to the 'art' of meditation, a daily ritual that has me out of bed before dawn, to my new love of Qigong, I have learned so much. I have undergone a transformation on a personal level...a transformation that is ongoing.

I have also had, and continue to have, 'aha' moments that take my breath away. Conversations with God that overwhelm me, that humble me.  A spiritual transformation has occurred, and continues to occur for me as well. Upon reflection, I realize that these conversations have been occurring my entire life...if only I would have listened...

There were times, before Fellowships, that I was gifted a glimpse of what lies just 'beyond' the here and now. I was not ready or willing to answer Spirit's call before...I firmly believe I am now.

I see God's hand in my life in my many blessings. I feel the love He has for me.  I hear Him calling to me to be His instrument to heal others.  I do believe I can strive to be a better person and have a higher moral center in which others take refuge in.  I believe I will be able to assist in times of turmoil as well as times of joy. As such, it is after much contemplation, reflection and prayer that I respectfully request to pursue the Ministerial Ordination Option, the privilege, the honor, of being ordained a Reverend.

God has called. I will now answer.

Sincerely,

Natalie Scobercea