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MSIA Presidency Update – December 2023

When you catch the vision of the Christ within, your attitude becomes one of joy and love and peace and upliftment. You feel those qualities come alive within you, and then, as you express them more in every action, situations, and relationships, you awaken to the Christ within you. It is YOUR attitude that brings you the magic of Christmas.
– John-Roger

It is the last month of the year, which means people around the world will be celebrating the Christ within.   We will hold our annual Christmas Eve seminar which is always a sacred time to be with our MSIA family.   Join us to kick off the New Year with the Traveler for the New Years Eve Seminar and Sacred Sound Event on December 31.

If you haven’t checked out the new PTS web site, please see what the PTS team has created to support students of Peace Theological Seminary & College of Philosophy.   It is pretty magnificent with lots of areas to explore.   The web site is built into our learning management platform (that is tech talk) so it is directly integrated with the online PTS courses.   This all means it is easier to use and navigate.

We hope you saw the email announcement of the release of a special John-Roger Interview with Juan Cebrian (April 1997) recorded in Buenos Aires with Alex Padilla translating.  In this restored treasure from archives, John-Roger talks about the different levels of ministry; from the primary ministry to yourself and how that naturally flows out to others, to the most far-reaching ministries of ecological responsibility and taking care of the planet.  He also weaves some beautiful responses about love, personal integrity, and overcoming beliefs.   Check it out!

The service work of HeartFelt continues to expand with the loving support of our amazing volunteers and generous donors.

Our online offerings are being well attended — Light and Wellness Gatherings, Death Café, Healing Prayer, and Navigating Aging with Dr. Cheryl. We have also expanded to two HeartReach Community Gatherings per week. If you want to be on the email list for some or all of these, please click here.   We have also launched a HeartFelt YouTube channel where you can find the sessions with Dr. Cheryl and more to come.   Please subscribe!

We now have more HeartReach reps than ever before in local communities. Please email us at if you would like to connect with your local HeartReach rep (or become one). Areas where we are asking for support, specifically, include having volunteers who can assist members of our community with minor repairs and computer tech support.

Many of you have expressed appreciation for our Living in Service newsletter where we share about beautiful acts of service going on in our MSIA community. Please share your stories of service with us by emailing

The website is a wonderful resource for all things HeartFelt and HeartReach. We encourage you to explore and take advantage of it. There are links to a lot of cool stuff that we do, as well as downloadable resources. We are even working on a Spanish version of the site.

HeartFelt/HeartReach always welcome donations to support the work. You can donate here or contact MSIA Accounting if you would like to join the mighty group of monthly donors who give $10, $20, or more, monthly to support this work.

We are so excited to keep expanding in our commitment to Spirit’s work through HeartFelt. We are setting some ambitious goals, including Service Workshops, reinvigoration of the Circle of Light trainings, and more frequent out-in-the-world service opportunities for folks in LA and in our larger community.

At the most recent MSIA Global Ministers Meeting, John Morton mentioned the John-Roger Legacy Fund and the value of including a bequest in one’s estate planning.   The John-Roger Legacy Fund was established within MSIA to ensure that these teachings of the Mystical Traveler are available for many years to those who are looking for them. The Fund’s prime objective is to honor these wisdoms, by continuing to maintain the archives of his spiritual work and to share it with the world. The Fund also exists to support MSIA, as necessary, as a conduit to maintain the availability of the Traveler’s teachings and to preserve John-Roger’s wonderful legacy.

It is simple to give to the John-Roger Legacy Fund in your estate planning.  Here is the information:

The Church of the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness
3500 W. Adams Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA  90018
Federal Tax ID no. 23-7137833
For the John-Roger Legacy Fund

Please contact Mark Lurie if you have any questions.

By the way, be sure to read the marvelous John-Roger interview by Rick Edelstein from 1984, “Christmas is Inside of Us” that was just posted for the first time on the New Day Herald website.

God Bless you and thank you for participating in MSIA, and for all that you give in so many ways. As J-R would constantly remind us, “It is the loving that makes all this work.” We love and appreciate you!

The MSIA Presidency – Paul, Vincent, and Mark
MSIA Presidency Succession – David, Jeffrey, and Sherie

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