Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Unity of Medford

Special Spiritual Event: Rev. Susan Eby presents, "13 Personalities and One Woman".  Hosted by Essential Wellness in Ashland, Oregon. More Information

Unity is a worldwide movement of spiritual study and action. It honors the positive truths in all religions and respects each individual's right to choose a spiritual path. The foundation of our Unity Community is affirmative prayer, meditation, and Positive Power. We strive to create a better, healthier, more compassionate life for ourselves, this nation, and the world. When we change our thinking and discover our True Self within our Heart, we manifest Peace, Gratitude, Hope, Healing, Abundance, Wisdom, Creativity and Love. More information about Unity of Medford is available at this link: Medford Unity Meetup

Here is a brief schedule of the spiritual events available at Unity of Medford for February 2020:  

Every Sunday:             11 AM to 12 PM, Unity Celebration Service (various speakers)

1st Sunday, 2-2            12 Noon-1 PM, Holiday Potluck
                                     1-2 PM,     Power of Eight (Jean Hanna)

3rd Sunday,                  12:45-2:00 PM, Heaven on Earth Discussion Group (Gary Eby)

Every Wednesday,        11-12 PM, Silent Unity Prayer Group with (Rev. Susan)
                                      12-12:30 PM, Spiritual Journey Class with (Rev. Susan)

2nd and 4th Thursday,  5:00 PM, Qi Gong (form of Tai Chi) (Jean Hanna)
 2-15 and 2-27              5:30-7 PM, Sacred Healing Circle (Jean Hanna)

3rd Thursday, 2-20         5:30-7 PM,  Heart to Heart: Sacred Conversations (Jean Hanna)                    

2nd Friday,                    12:30 PM, Platter Chatters (TBA)

1st, 3rd, 5th Saturday,    10- 11 AM, The Great Work: Know Thyself (Lori Blake)
                                       11-12 PM,   Spiritual Support Group (Lori Blake)
 2nd Saturday, 2-8           11-11:45 AM, Drum Circle (Gary Eby)
                                         12 to 1 PM, Healing Meditation and Self Reiki (Gary Eby)

4th Saturday,   2-22          4-5:30 PM,  13 Personalities and One Woman (Rev. Susan)
                                            @ Essential Wellness in Ashland, Oregon: 541-552-1244

5th Saturday, 2-29              Unity Community Open Mike. (Shula Morgan) call
                                            541-415-4918 for more info.

More information @ https://www.meetup.com/Medford-Unity-Meetup-Group/

Blessings to all of you. Enjoy the more than 50 spiritual essays on this blog, which are all free. More essays here: https://hubpages.com/@qlcoach  Get to know Rev. Susan and me better with the videos below. Namaste.

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Love into Action

Come meet Rev. Susan and I at https://www.meetup.com/Medford-Unity-Meetup-Group/  (Check out my Fiverr Gig too.  Blessings.)

Just got back from hearing my lovely wife, Rev. Susan present a powerful message about Grace at the Unity Church in Medford, Oregon. Her talk triggered some of my own thoughts regarding spirituality that I would like to share with you.

There is so much Beauty around us and within us. We also live in a very strange world where too many people suffer from poverty, starvation, homelessness, addictions, mental illness, loneliness, violence, pain, prejudice, disease, oppression, war, and crime. Now add to these terrible conditions the fact that our whole planet remains at dire risk from pollution, pandemics, man-made global warming, climate change, and unimaginable natural disasters. Easy to get depressed, anxious, and afraid. Right?

No wonder a significant number of humans don't attend church, and may even believe that God is dead or at most, irrelevant in our modern world.

Rev. Susan and I strongly encourage you to resist all of this negativity. Just for a moment try this process: take some deep breaths; quiet your mind; relax; affirm some positive thoughts; smile; place your hand on your heart; let go; ask your Inner Positive Voice for guidance. How was that spiritual approach for you?

Hope you will come to our Heaven on Earth Discussion Group at Medford Unity on 10-20 at 12:45 pm. Learn to ask the three questions that will help transform this nation and the world. Be it man-made global warming, pollution, poverty, violence, greed, prejudice, etc.  Together we can create a kinder, healthier, more compassionate way of life!

Rev Susan and I, in addition to Heaven on Earth, are starting a series of short prayer and meditation sessions for just 30 minutes on Saturday, 11: 00 am.  I will provide the music. Rev. Susan will do a guided meditation. You are then free to pray and meditate on the topic at hand: First Saturday: "Connect to Save the Planet"; Third Saturday: "Peace and Compassion"; 4th Saturday: "Global Oneness". On the second Saturday of every month we have a special healing service: Drum Circle with positive intentions from 11:00 AM until 12:00 PM. Meditation/Healing Session from 12:00 pm until 1:00 pm, which will include music, chanting, guided meditation, readings from spiritual books, group and on individual healing sessions based on Unity and Reiki. More info: https://www.meetup.com/Medford-Unity-Meetup-Group/

Also, why not take a few moments in your busy day to explore with us the Kingdom within? Just begin by reading a few pages for Free from our inspirational book, Reflections: A Journey to God on Amazon? You can use the "Look Inside" feature to check it out. Here is the link: Reflections

Or investigate the Unity Movement. Enjoy some of the videos posted here. Get to know us better on YouTube: handle: Unity of Medford.

We deserve to have a better life today. We have unconditional worth and value. We can refuse to hurt ourselves with negative thoughts, feelings, habits, and actions.

Like the Rev. Susan said today: Grace is all about Love, Peace, and Compassion. So...let's connect with each other, and put a little Love-into-Action today! You might even want to visit a Unity Community in your local area. Smiles...

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Peace, Love, Joy and Blessings to All from Gary and Rev. Susan.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Will you be our Patron?

Welcome again to high quality spiritual counseling. Check out my Fiverr Gig! Blessings.

Rev. Susan and I can really be of assistance to you. As a gift to you for just reading about us, here is a link to Free Downloads of earlier inspirational writing. No strings: http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/qlcoach

(If you are an Indie writer or author, we would love to join forces with you. Try our cover exchange: you post our cover on your Instagram page and we will do the same for you on ours! No strings; no costs. Also don't forget about our book swap: We will buy your book if you buy ours, providing the digital copy is $3.99 or less. How does that sound? Put a comment here or contact via a DM on our Instagram page. Together we can do amazing things!)

So, what is emotional recovery you might ask?

One of the secrets to having a better life involves loving yourself unconditionally. This remains rather difficult to do when you might be struggling with addictions, anger, sadness, worry, fear, guilt, shame, resentments or lack of self-confidence, purpose, focus, and fulfillment. Emotional recovery is all about learning how to overcome  any form of suffering and then discovering your balance between mind, body, heart, and soul.

I am a retired social worker, mental health counselor, and addiction. My wife Susan, is an interfaith and inner faith minister. Together we wrote an inspirational and spiritual book called, Reflections: A Journey to God. You can read Free excerpts from our book with 5 star reviews right here on Amazon:
Look Inside

Through essays, talks, lessons, and videos we can teach you the following steps to release the negative and hold on to the positive:

* Face the problem.
* Vent the pain.
* Replace stressful emotions with positive ones.
* Stop and Think.
* See the red flags.
* Let go of ego.
* Feel the Divine.
* Choose the positive.

So please open this link for more information and free stuff about emotional recovery: https://www.patreon.com/authorgaryeby

We can also make arrangement via Paypal to do this and even offer you spiritual counseling and life coaching via Skype or Zoom. Just let us know what works for you. Not sure yet? Check out all the wonderful information on this blog.  And visit us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/garyebyauthor/

Also, enjoy the following videos. Blessings to you from me and Rev. Susan Eby.

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Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Look Inside

You have landed at high quality spiritual counseling. Check out my Fiverr Gig. May Peace be with you always.

As the New Year begins, you might be interested in making some changes in your life.

We suggest you take advantage of the Free "Look Inside" feature for our inspirational book, Reflections: A Journey to God, at Amazon.com. Here is the 5 star reviews  link: Free Excerpts

See for yourself how you can defeat the "shadow-self". There are spiritual solutions to all life challenges. Discover your True Self, and feel the powerful, all-loving connection to however you define your Higher Power.

Also for your information, we are searching for an agent and a new publisher to incorporate revised material. We would like to do this with your input, suggestions, and support. Will you become a patron for us on this new journey? Please check us out here: https://www.patreon.com/authorgaryeby

(As a gift to you for reading this, here is a link to a Free download of my first inspirational book, The Eby Way. It's a message of hope, healing, and empowerment. No strings, but if you like it, hopefully you will at least consider becoming a patron or  reading "Reflections". http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/qlcoach )

If you live locally, in Cave Junction, Grants Pass, and Medford, Oregon, you can meet with us face to face at the Heaven on Earth Discussion Group. Together we will rise above negativity, share spiritual experiences, and make positive choices while learning to change our lives.

Susan is an interfaith minister. I am a musician, retired social worker, and all around good guy. (smiles) We will meet at the Merging River Zen Center, April 7, May 19, June 16, and July 21 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, 243 SW "J" St, Grants Pass, Oregon. Love offerings greatly appreciated.

In addition, we have started another Heaven on Earth Discussion group at Medford Unity, 540 North Holly St, Medford, Oregon, 87501 on the 2nd Sundays of the month, 7-14, 8-11, 9-15, etc. We are using Martin Rutte,s book, "Project Heaven on Earth" as a guide for our discussion available at Amazon here: Project Heaven on Earth

"A society based upon unconditional love, brings heaven on earth, and shines grace across the galaxies." Leland Lewis.

For more information, feel free to leave your comments. Or review our other blog entries. Peace, Joy, Light, Love, and Blessings to all.

Rev. Susan and Gary Eby, MSW (retired)

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Thursday, October 4, 2018

Why Read "Reflections"?

"Reflections" is an inspiring spiritual book rather than a religious one. It presents a collection of essays, poems, and talks designed to help anybody find a new source of faith or strengthen the faith you might currently possess.

"Reflections" will make you smile, warm your heart, soothe your soul, and provide practical tips on how to heal or overcome any significant challenge in your life.

For example, author Gary Eby (retired social worker, mental health counselor, and addiction therapist), describes how he healed from skin cancer and other painful adversities. His wife and co-author Susan Eby (interfaith, New Thought ministerial candidate at Emerson Theological Institute), shares her amazing healing from Dissociative Disorder and incredible child abuse. Both authors take you on a powerful journey within to help you feel the presence of all that is sacred, divine, and holy.

Most importantly, reading "Reflections" can also help you discover your life purpose and calling. Put Love-into-Action today. Join the movement to create a better, healthier, more compassionate world.

For more information and free excerpts (with the "Look Inside feature), just check out the Five Star reviews on Amazon: Amazon Review

Not sure yet about the benefits of owning "Reflections"? Leave you comments and questions here to receive more details from the authors. Read some of the powerful spiritual essays on this blog. Or just see for yourself:

Blessings, Peace, Love, and Joy from Gary and Susan Eby.

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Wednesday, July 4, 2018

A New Way

My wife and I are sitting at the white patio table under the green umbrella at the Riverside Restaurant in Grants Pass, Oregon. We are at the bottom of a three level veranda facing the Rogue River.

The Rogue is one of our few nationally protected wild rivers. I can hear the gurgling  flow of the current rapidly moving down stream. The warm sun today hits the rippling water with thousands of light refractions that gleam like tiny, twinkling stars.

Needless to say, we are relaxed; and enjoying our peaceful surroundings accompanied by bird songs and pine tree fragrances. I look across the eighty feet span of this amazing water wonder. There are bluish-green mountain tops looming down stream, and a huge, graceful Osprey circling above us.

All of a sudden, the raptor folds in its wings, dive-bombs into the river in front of us, like a gifted dancer nailing a contorted pose. Then the Osprey victoriously explodes out of the water, flying into the blue sky with a silver fish in its beak. Oh my, I have never witnessed such a raw, glorious, inspiring sight.

While waiting to place our order, my mind flashes back to a similar, awesome and equally inspiring human experience that occurred several nights ago at our local Unity Church. I facilitate a support group there on Thursday evenings that we call Positive Life Changes.

We are sitting on the wood and aluminum church chairs arranged in a circle. I am in the middle of the group with Kathy, Fred, Tom, and Shawn on the left half of the circle; and Doris, Anne, and Fred on my right.

Fred, (who is 85-years-old, bent over from back problems, with a bald head, white mustache, and a pervasive twinkle in his eye) hands off the Mission Statement sheet to Shawn, our newest member.

She reads the three pathways to emotional recovery, beginning with, “#1. We will practice ways to limit and control negative thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.”

Shawn, (in her early 40’s, a single mom, with page-boy styled brunette hair) passes the sheet back to me.

I further explain, “There are eight actual steps to positive change, but first we will begin our discussion with the word of the day entitled ‘A New Way’.”

Each member eagerly took turns explaining how to embrace a new way of living despite the inevitable setbacks, challenges, and life stressors that appear to block our progress at times.

Fred delighted in describing his “kick-the-bucket” list: “I made a commitment to take note of all the things that have displeased my wife, and I will try to do better.” In the last year he has many physical challenges that have included one heart attack, crippling back pain, and two strokes.

Kathy, (37, very slender, wearing her brown hair in a pony tail) proudly explained that she is in recovery from her alcoholism after getting out of prison recently for multiple DUI convictions. She went on to attest, “My new way is moving into a women’s half-way house in town, which will support my recovery, and help me get a fresh start on life again.”

Doris, (short, with reddish-brown hair, in her late 40’s) has been married and divorced three times. She is living with her elderly mother and her alcoholic brother. She shyly shared, “My new goal is to change my life by going back to college and majoring in career development.”

Tom, (47, brain-injured, with Schizophrenia, wearing a light pencil thin beard on his jaw line) is applying of Social Security Disability. He softly described his new interest in writing poetry, and he wisely pointed out to the group, “A new way suggests a willingness to be more open to positive thoughts, feelings, and actions.”

Anne, (53, short blond hair, speaks with an Irish accent) came as a guest of Kathy’s. She related to Tom her ambivalence about being on Social Security Disability. With passion in her eyes she stated, “My new way is to look for part-time work because I am not crippled enough to stay at home all day.”

Pete, (62, fully bearded, grey haired, and a combat Vietnam veteran) is going through a terrible divorce. He painfully described his grief over his separation from his wife of fourteen years due to her unmanageable Bipolar Disorder and alcoholism. 

Tearfully he stated, “How do you move forward to embrace a new life when negative thoughts and feelings keep taking you back to the old pain and suffering?”  

I took this opportunity to recommend my stop and think process to positive change.

When we are faced with hardships, adversity, or triggers to engage in self-defeating behavior (I call our dark secrets), I suggest we try the following emotional recovery system:

#1. Take a deep breath by inhaling for three seconds, and slowly exhale for six or more. This will slow down the temptation to stress-out or impulsively dance with negativity.

#2. Practice the skill of positive self-talk. For example, repeat affirmations like, “I refuse to beat myself up with things I can’t change.” Or, “I deserve to have a better life today.”

#3. Most importantly, when stuck and unable to see a new way, pause, and reach out for help to a positive person.

Pete graciously thanked me, smiled, and exclaimed, “Sounds good Gary, but where do I find positive people to talk with?”

I hesitated, and said, “Look around Pete, all the positive people you need are in this group today.”

We then laughed, smiled, and mysteriously connected in a special way: as majestic and uplifting as the Osprey who in full view dove into the water, and flew back into the blue sky victorious…

Startled from my muse by the waitress, we ordered from the menu. I look again at the mighty Rogue, and recount more of my experiences about the support group to my wife Susan.

If you enjoyed this essay, why not read our spiritual collection of essays, "Reflections: A Journey to God". More info at Amazon.Com

Sending you Peace and Joy today from Susan and Gary Eby.

Thursday, April 26, 2018


As we go through life we face many painful issues inside of us, and significant challenges all around us. Do you struggle with letting go of such difficulties? I have been there too.

I am a retired social worker, mental health counselor, addiction therapist and author of two self-help books. My wife Susan, is the co-author of our book, "Reflections: A Journey to God".  She is completing her interfaith ministerial requirements this summer via the Emerson Theological Institute.

Professionally and personally, Susan and I have experienced much adversity, ranging from medical conditions to financial, relationship, and emotional problems. Thought you might appreciate some of the following tips we have field-tested (smiles) to overcome all kinds of stressful and even painful situations in our lives:

*  Breathing deeply (check out the "relaxation response" online).
*  Venting painful emotions.
*   Replacing negative emotions with positive thoughts.
*  Developing a plan of positive action.
*  Releasing stress to the Divine within us and all around us (many ways to do this).

For more information on these steps, here is a link to an excerpt from "Reflections: A Journey to God" Reflections on the Ocean

Next, feel free to check out this press release about "Reflections". Reflections Press Release

You can also have a look at several free techniques to rise above the negative and conquer set-backs or discouragements:  http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/qlcoach

In addition, we offer affordable spiritual counseling to help you surrender to the wisdom of your Inner Voice:  https://www.fiverr.com/qlcoach

Last but now least, we would like to have a conversation with you about the one thing you want to overcome today in our comment section. We will do our best to answer your concerns, so you can let go of whatever might be holding you back. You deserve to have a better life today!

Sending you Love, Peace, Joy, and Empowerment today. Feel free to stay in touch via our Twitter Page:  https://twitter.com/WeEmpowerOthers