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SUM is an all-denominational, non-profit organization dedicated to honoring and celebrating the truth that exists at the heart of all faith traditions. 

Click on the link below for a flyer on the upcoming World Healing Meditation Ceremonies at "The Onion" Historical Landmark 9550 Haskell Ave. Ĺ mile north of Nordhoff in North Hills, CA 91343. All ceremonies begin at 6:55 p.m. Take the 405 freeway and exit Nordhoff. Go West to Haskell Ave. and turn right. Go exactly 1/2 mile to 9550 on the right side.

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Tuesday November 4th, 2014

 Experiencing Surrender

World Healing Meditation Ceremony

   6:55 p.m.

click here for printable flyer

$10 suggested Donation


An Evening With...

Dr. Kathleen Ayl 


Dr. Ayl is a consultant, lecturer, support group facilitator and writer who has been published in Pulse Magazine, the official publication of the Southern California Veterinary Medical Association, The LA Times, The Seattle Times and The Pet Press. Additionally she lectures at several National and International Veterinary Meetings, as well as various Colleges and Universities.  
Dr. Aylís teaching circuit, comprised of workshops and a series of lectures, involves coaching veterinarians and their teams on how to recognize their clientís grief, be sensitive to it, and thereby help others through a very painful and difficult time in their lives. She is a frequent guest on various pet related Television and Talk-Radio Show programs; Animals Today Radio, Dog Talk and Cat Chat and she has Authored:

1) "When Helping Hurts:  "Compassion Fatigue and the Veterinary Care Profession",                 
     available through The American Animal Hospital Association at

2) "Coping With The Loss of Your Pet" (Available @

3) "Grief and The Veterinary Team" (Available from Dr. Ayl directly at dr.ayl@griefassoicates.com

Dr. Ayl holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, and is a Certified Veterinary Support and Pet Loss Recovery Specialist. She has dedicated her practice to Pet Loss Support and Compassion Fatigue with offices in Orange, Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. Although Dr. Aylís private consultation clients are primarily from Southern California, she does national and even international phone consultations.

Her experience in facilitating Pet Loss Support Groups since 1996, has heightened her awareness of the fact that those who grieve the loss of their beloved pets often.

Her Talk Title: The Gifts of Grief

The Human Animal Connection



Musical Guest

Athena Starseed "Tina Castaaldi"

Athena Starseed aka Tina Castaldi, born as an intuitive channel has been performing and transmitting since age three. She finds extreme joy in Sharing her Love, Light and Passion for Sacred Music and has been devoted to the divine as early as she could remember.

Music and prayer have always filled her life.  At age 14 she began walking after 4 years  on crutches, braces or in a wheelchair, debilitated by a disease named Legg-Calve-Perthes, Where she attributes her miraculous healing to  Spirit!
She co-produces monthly  a Kirtan for Compassion which is transformational based
Journey work with Meditation Movement, Mantras and Music.
As a true performance artist all her shows incorporate singing, dancing and theatre!
She performs at local venues in the Los Angeles area promoting Creativity and "Social Evolution".
She plays, harmonium, piano, flute, guitar, drums and any instrument she can get her hands on.
However her main instrument is Voice.. She also co-founded the Band,
The PreZent...Conscious Artists pointing at Social Change!
And  is the co-owner of  AthenaZatina.com  which produces concerts and  events  like 'Candles of Compassion' , to promote the arts and raise funds and awareness around the homeless in Venice.
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In college She received a full Creative and Performing Arts Scholarship to the University of Maryland and
had the honor of working at Universal Studio as a professional Stunt woman...in the early 90s.
She has performed on the Spirit of Washington Cruise Line in DC, as a singer and also been in several TV series:
Nash Bridges, Hard Copy to name a few and was the host of the Discovery Health channel's Body Challenge.

She was also featured on several reality tv shows and was in several feature films over the last three years.
Devils Dozen, Zen Nation and the Spiritually acclaimed 3 Magic Words!

She has been doing Spiritual Fitness Retreats for over 15 years and started Americas first out door fitness BootCamp called Castaldi's Killer BootCamp  in 1994.

In 2013 was asked  to be the President of the Declaration of Consciousness Movement for World Peace and travels about the Earth speaking And inspiring Change! She invites All of Humanity to "Go on line and Sign!"

Her moto, "Dream your Life Awake!", has been the main message of most of her touring to date and is the central theme for her upcoming 2015-Dream Awake Tour!

She  is "extremely  grateful  to all of You ...for being a part of her Dream in this wonder-filled Holographic Reality!"
Umbutu  and Namaste 

For booking or to find out about upcoming events and tours
Please contact her at
(323) 793-4966
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SUM Board of Directors

President Rev. Nancy Fuller

Vice President Rev. Frank Williams

Secretary Rev. Burl Bolerjack

Treasurer Elizabeth Curran

Ceremonial Director Rev. Deena Efferson

Director of Healing Ministry Rev. Florence Riggs

Volunteer Coordinator Dr. Kathleen Ayl

Board Member Lyn Hopkins

Board Member Kabbalah Bach

Board Member Dr. Rev. Basia Durnas OM MMQ

Advisory Board Member: Dr. Rev. Elder. Patrick J. Harbula


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Spiritual Unity Movement Mission Statement:

To celebrate the spiritual unity of all life through community meditation and education and to inspire and empower all who attend our World Healing Meditation Ceremonies with the life transforming experience of Healing, Oneness, and Unity.
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Previous speakers include:
Mary Manin-Morrissey, Terry Cole-Whittaker, Sri Raniji Kumra, Dick Sutphen, Lisa Garr, Linda Drake, Nikileshwari, Tiffany Snow, Michael Benner, Kahuna-Laurie Grant, Ishna, Steven Maines, Shaman-Amanda Foulger, Blackfeet Elder-Ikakiaayo, Budhist Rev. Kusala, Diana Lang, Judi Moreo, Dr. Beverly Gaard, Dr. Maureen Hoyte, Dr. Charles Geddess, and many more. For photos of past ceremonies please click here.

We honor you for your interest in United Spiritual Service and appreciate your joining with us to increase divine Light, Love, and Power on Earth.

Speakers, Musicians, Participants, or parties interested in viewing our festival format:

Below are links to the various formats we use for the presentation of the World Healing Meditations at the Onion at 9550 Haskell Blvd. in North Hills CA.

Speakers and
other roles

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