By M.F. “Doc” Slusher
The things I have created in my reality were not what my lazy, pleasure-loving body-self could ever have dreamed of creating. These creations are validation of spirit and of a spiritual commitment to a cosmic purpose. It is because of spiritual purpose that I have persisted.
My life’s journey started with my family in the Ozark Mountains and a survival existence. When I was six years old we moved to Wyoming, where we were still in survival. I attended school through the twelfth grade in Wyoming. I wanted to have further schooling, and even managed one quarter at the University of Wyoming before my money resources were exhausted. In 1939 I joined the U. S. Navy to escape from my survival existence. During World War II I saw action in the Pacific Theater, including Pearl Harbor. I spent 1943 as a Medic in the U. S. Marines.
After the war, I went to Dental School at the University of Washington on the G.I. Bill. I received my Doctorate and Dental License in 1953 and practiced the profession of Dentistry for twenty years in Quincy, Washington. I became allergic to tooth dust, and stopped practicing Dentistry in 1972. I was an Orchardist until 1976 when I discovered the Church of Divine Man.
When I entered the building I felt as if I were coming home. As I experienced a (psychic) reading and afterward I knew that the next step on my journey started here. I entered the seminary in the first week in January, 1976. I incorporated the Church in Washington while I was still a student in the seminary. I was ordained in August. I prevailed on Mary Ellen Flora, a fellow student, to join me in establishing the Church in Washington.
My journey to the Northwest and becoming Presiding Bishop of a Church with seven locations is unbelievable enough. Perhaps more unbelievable is that the Church is one that unites freewill and reincarnation with the teachings of Jesus, which is about as far as one can go from the fundamentalist doctrine of my youth.
To those of you who are lost and searching for a spiritual home as I once was, I hope this blog convinces you that you can find yourself and your spirituality.
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