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May 3

We had our seventh virtual service using Zoom!  There were 65 people in attendance.
This link will take you to the full service featuring speaker Michael Emmerich:

Michael Emmerich

Time, Purpose, Perspective and Human Connection…

Time is a gift that if opened with purpose, becomes opportunity.

While earning a living as professional pilot, Michael has spent the last two decades soul searching from 35,000 feet and spending time in hundreds of cities across North America not only connecting others, but learning how to connect with others, and seeing the effect that consciously making this effort can have. This journey and unique perspective has provided a platform for enabling deep philosophical questions about the nature of the physical world that we live in, relationships people engage in, life’s purpose, and how human connection is essential for human consciousness.

Michael lives in Cleveland, Ohio and is a father, husband, songwriter, sailor, safety advocate, and aspiring steward. While attending extended job training in Oklahoma City, Michael was introduced to the Morning Star Community through a connection made with one of our members via the Songwriters Association of Norman. These connections were unexpected, serendipitous, and provided much needed perspective, purpose, and human connection while in Oklahoma.

Meditator: Margie Garcia


May 10

We had our eighth virtual service using Zoom!  There were 66 people in attendance.
This link will take you to the full service featuring speaker Carla Broekhuizen:

Carla Broekhuizen

Talking With Angels

Carla Broekhuizen is a Dutch angel intuitive and business medium dedicated to helping businesses and others learn how the Universe can support and sustain them with a process she calls Synchronization Development.

In preparation for her talk at Morning Star (connecting with us from Amsterdam) Carla says: “We can still go out in The Netherlands, and when I knew the subject for my talk I went into the forest. The Universe told me many things that I have to mention about Talking With Angels. But one thing was difficult for them … just 15 minutes, it was too little time! When they told me what I have to tell you about Talking With Angels, I said to them that they told me to say too much in just 15 earthly minutes. It’s all about energy… they said again. So, it will be interesting what I have to tell you from the Universe. They want me to tell you so much…”

To give the Angels a little more time Carla has offered to stay after the end of the Morning Star online service for those interested in remaining online an extra 15 – 20 minutes for a Q & A and she may even be able to add additional information if time permits.

Meditator: Cielja Kieft


May 17

We had our ninth virtual service using Zoom!  There were 59 people in attendance.  Because Zoom crashed worldwide, our service was delayed until 10:30.  But it still happened!
This link will take you to the full service featuring speaker Emahmn:


Shri Shri Mahavatar BABA JI: Love, Truth and Simplicity

Emahmn was born in Persia during the 1930’s and came to the US after finishing high school. During his lifetime he has been a teacher, traveler and Mandalist.  He has degrees in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry, and minors in Drama and Spirituality (his guideline throughout life). He has created over 4000 Mandalas, based on a 6000-year-old Hindu system called Tatwas.  Emahmn lives in Norman with his wife Cielja and he loves gardening.

One of the highlights in Emahmn’s life was spending three summers and one winter with Baba Ji in India at Baba Ji’s personal invitation. (See below a little background information on Shri Mahavatar Baba Ji for those new to this revered master.) In this talk Emahmn will elaborate on three important concepts (Love, Truth and Simplicity) by sharing experiences he had with Baba Ji while living in residence with the master in different Ashrams during the time he spent in India.

Background Information:

Shri Mahavatar Baba Ji was the Baba Ji, Paramahansa Yogananda talked about in his book Autobiography of a Yogi. According to sources contributing to Wikipedia Mahavatar Babaji is in constant communion with Christ; together they send out vibrations of redemption, and have planned the spiritual technique of salvation for this age. The work of these two fully-illumined masters–one with the body, and one without it–is to inspire the nations to forsake suicidal wars, race hatreds, religious sectarianism, and the boomerang-evils of materialism. Babaji is well aware of the trend of modern times, especially of the influence and complexities of Western civilization, and realizes the necessity of spreading the self-liberations of yoga equally in the West and in the East.

Meditator: Cielja Kieft


May 24

We had our tenth virtual service using Zoom!  There were 57 people in attendance.
This link will take you to the full service featuring speaker Lisa Winston:

Lisa Winston

The Miracle of Yes

Lisa Winston is a gifted vocalist, #1 international bestselling author of “Your Turning Point,” TV host and inspirational speaker. A life of extreme challenges, including losing her home to wildfire and breast cancer, made her hungry for a deeper connection to Source and determined to find her true calling. Today, she shares the message that life is always happening for you and challenges are sent to refine, not define you. Lisa has produced many influential global summits and is also featured on online summits, national radio, podcasts and trainings. In late 2019, she was featured on her first magazine cover for The Global Voice. She co-hosts and produces The Mindset Reset TV Show, a weekly series that reaches millions, worldwide. Lisa is so grateful to be mom to her beautiful daughter, Sarah, and to live, teach, and speak across the globe with her soulmate and life partner, Dr. Joe Vitale.

Lisa will share how the “Miracle of Yes” can help guide and challenge us to live purpose-filled lives. She writes, “When you learn to follow your Divine guidance and the miraculous synchronicities placed along your path, even when it seems to make no sense, you always end up exactly where you’re supposed to be!  Life is miraculous and always happening FOR us, not TO us. (Your greatest growth can come from great adversity if you allow it.) When we surrender, trust and say YES to our life experiences (including all challenges) and take each step placed before us, life becomes miraculous, beautiful and purposeful.  Daily, committed practice (gratitude, feeling what you want, connecting to Source and Divine love) is key. The Divine loves us SO big, it wants to lead us to our greatest joy and purpose.”

Meditator: Mike Zorba


May 31

(Please see the end of this page for Zoom joining instructions.)

Nathan Brown

In the Days of Our Seclusion

Nathan Brown is an author, songwriter, and award-winning poet living in Wimberley, Texas. He holds a PhD in English and Journalism from the University of Oklahoma. He served as Poet Laureate for the State of Oklahoma in 2013/14, and now travels full time performing readings, concerts, workshops and speaking on creativity, poetry, and songwriting. Nathan has published roughly 21 books. Most recent are his new travel memoir Just Another Honeymoon in France: A Vagabond at Large and 100 Years, a collection of poems. Karma Crisis: New and Selected Poems, was a finalist for the Paterson Poetry Prize and the Oklahoma Book Award. His earlier book, Two Tables Over, won the 2009 Oklahoma Book Award. His album of all-original songs, The Streets of San Miguel, was just released this last year.

Nathan has a new project in the works. It’s an idea of one way for him to counter the disastrous effects of having lost all his bookings, and therefore income, for the foreseeable future. As a full-time touring artist, this season is hitting him, and most of his friends in the business, very hard. So, he recently sent out a notice to readers, friends, and fans, that if anyone was interested, and could offer a small donation (no matter how little… or much), to send him a “prompt” or “theme” having to do with what’s on their hearts during this difficult time. What’s on your mind? What are you worried about… wondering about… or, even, celebrating in a season of seclusion? Nathan will talk about the amazing journey this has sent him on. Telling some of the stories, even reading some of the poems from the project. And then he’ll tell about the coming book that will represent the journey, these good souls, and their stories.

Meditator: Sara McFall




The virtual meeting room will be open at 9:30 a.m. for virtual visiting and the service will start at 10:00 a.m. We are trying different methods to improve our sound issues, so please be patient with us.  If you have trouble connecting or have technical issues on your end, please don’t worry or concern yourself about it.  Just disconnect, go on about your Sunday, and wait for the recording to be posted on Facebook and the website.

Instructions for you to download ZOOM and connect are included below.  This Morning Star service will be recorded in full and made available to the community on our public Facebook page (Morning Star Center for Spiritual Living) and on our website ( under the Speaker’s tab.  So, if you cannot make it Sunday morning LIVE, rest assured you can watch the recording later at your convenience.

You have 2 options.

  1. Attend by using the computer or laptop.
  2. Attend by using your mobile phone.

Choose the option that works best for you. Be sure to prepare and install ZOOM in advance. It takes a few minutes to set everything up.

Know that using ZOOM as an attendee is always free. You don’t need to buy an account.

Instructions for using ZOOM on the computer or laptop.

  1. Be sure that you have internet.
  2. Click on this link to download the software >>
  3. Install ZOOM.
  4. Accept all the features and questions (don’t worry. It’s safe!)
  5. On Sunday morning, click on this link around 9:30 to join the meeting. We want to be sure everything is working. Be on time so we can help you out!
  6. Turn up your sound so you can hear us.

Instructions for using ZOOM on your phone:

  1. Be sure that you have internet.
  2. Go to the app store on your phone and download the ZOOM app.
  3. Accept all the features and questions (don’t worry. It’s safe!)
  4. On Sunday morning around 9:30, open the app on your phone and click on ‘ join meeting’.
  5. Fill in the following meeting id number: 441-871-663.
  6. Accept using camera and phone (otherwise you can’t hear us).
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