Happy 37th Anniversary, Agape!!
Agape is the International Spiritual Center created by Reverend Michael Bernard Beckwith, and I’ve been a part of this community for 4 years.
If this name is familiar to you, it’s because it’s not the first time I’ve talked about it on this blog (read Meditation again) or on Instagram.
I also made a video in 2021: LINK (+ video at the end of this article).
The magnificent Cynthia James who is one of my mentors and whose Women Awakening podcast I participated in (reread article), is also a member of the Agape community.
If you’ve read my book, you know that Rev. Michael and Agape are mentioned in the acknowledgments.
After My Solo Wedding in Santorini in 2017, and during the healing process, my faith has been very important to me. And I'm not talking about religion here. Agape does not represent any in particular.
For me, it was the light and hope to overcome my past life and become a better version of myself, something I actually promised myself during my solo wedding vows.
I discovered Michael Bernard Beckwith during a personal development program and learned that he was the founder of the Agape International Spiritual Center.
I was immediately attracted to this beautiful community. Little did I know how Reverend Michael's teachings would transform my life.
And because of them, my faith has deepened in ways I couldn’t have imagined.
Every week, I participate online in collective meditation and watch the worship service.
So, going in person was a dream, and last month during my trip to the United States, I attended the Agape Sunday service in Beverly Hills, California for the first time.
My way of thanking God and Agape for all the blessings I’ve received over the last 4 years.
Achieving your dreams requires faith but also actions that create opportunities for yourself.
Like pushing doors. Both figuratively and literally. Who knows what awaits you on the other side?
At the beginning of this year, I added the photo of the Saban Theater to my vision board with the intention of making this dream come true. It was time for me to take action, but not only that, because opening the doors to the Universe requires being true to oneself and surrendering to miracles.
There were many miracles that day!!
First, I had the privilege of speaking with Reverend Michael, but also of praying with him and the practitioners, and of being invited to sit in the front rows.
I was already in heaven, but that was not all, STEVIE WONDER was sitting in front of me, and he has even sung!! (Excerpt from his performance below but you can see the whole thing in the service replay HERE).
You should know that many celebrities are part of Agape, such as the family of Martin Luther King Jr., the family of Mohammed Ali, Hilary Swank, Sterling K. Brown etc.
Agape means “love” in Greek, I must say I certainly received a lot of love during my visit!
I didn’t expect to meet so many beautiful souls, thank you to all the people who made this day remain engraved in my memory, in particular the fantastic Josephine, but also Akili Beckwith (the brother of Rev. Michael).
And a big thank you to my lovely friend Nina Grae, who I also met through Agape a few years ago, and who welcomed me into her beautiful home during my stay in Los Angeles.
Speaking of love, the artist Bettina Hubby created this beautiful heart with the smiles of the Agape community, Rev. Michael is in the center but if you look to the left - middle - inside, you’ll see me too! I’m very proud to be part of this art piece, available for purchase: LINK.
If you’d like to learn more about Agape:
And I invite you to watch the replay of the service I attended! Rev. Michael asked me to get up and you'll see a close-up of me 😉 (22 minutes 15)
Have an amazing week! !
Love & Joy,