In the months leading up to the wedding August met with us together and individually to
get a sense of our values and priorities, and deeper insight into the unique qualities of our
She crafted a ceremony that was completely original and deeply personal for us, as well as
engaging for our audience. She was accessible to us at all times to guide us through the
process and on the day of the wedding August was the calm in the storm.
Your wholesomeness and integrity "touches" peoples lives from the inside out and allow
them to transform. It takes courage and strength to be a leader and it's been an honor to
participate with you and Carol, and travel with so many friends over the past 9 years with
you as our guide.
My daughter came to hear you speak. Your words helped her see with new eyes. The
ripples from your talk have carried her quite far into a new reality. It was a magical day
for our family, the day the big shift occurred and her transformation began.
You are a very gentle, kind, accepting and non-judgmental teacher who has a very strong
connection with the soul of things and people. You always find a gentle way to help me get
to the core of what I want or what is blocking me. All these things are very important to me.
Even though our families didn’t know each other before the wedding day, you truly made the room
come together as “one.” You have the rare gift of speaking a "universal language" that touches everyone's
heart, no matter what their background , sexual orientation, beliefs or culture.
I left with new tools that allowed me to take myself to a deep, quiet, sacred place I’d never reached
before where I found strength to defuse, and make myself the priority of the moment. Very empowering.
I just wanted to say Thank You for such an uplifting message that continues to resonate with
me each day.
I love the "unplugged" atmosphere, it's simple, clean, easy -- and I also loved the stories you
chose. Those all woven together masterfully (your specialty!) take it to a deep place, and then
just kept getting deeper and deeper. Loved it!
My partner and I listened to your talk in the car on the way up to visit my 95 years young mom
and we were both totally engrossed and inspired. Thanks you for the gift of your presence in
our yoga community and in the world!
Today's message was so clear to me. A new world opened for me. Your words your message
your stories your vibration will serve me well the rest of my life. Maybe the most important
message I ever heard ... and got!!
Once again, and again and again, I want you to know what a mentor and teacher you
have been to me -- it is because of your loving instruction and guidance I am who I am
today, a person I am very proud of.
I reconnected with my soul.
Since discovering Reverend August and studying with her at Sacred Center, my life has been an
ever-widening path of positive unfolding. Her style is wise but kicky, and often hilarious and edgy!
What a powerful session today! It was such an important message applicable to everyone;
no matter what their beliefs. It was very relevant "TO ME". I can't possibly thank you enough
for your coming into my life and the awareness you have brought me.
I want to thank you for being the message that helped me step onto the road I am walking today.
You gave me the gift of voice and helped me realize I have a gift to share with the world.
I am so grateful to you for your support and wisdom. When I listen to your talks on my
coastal walks on the other side of the world in Australia it always not only inspires and
motivates me but makes me happy. You are an inspiration.
We appreciated all of the time that August took getting to know us and learning about our relationship.
The hours that we spent with her (as a couple) helped her vision in creating the perfect ceremony for us. It
was a completely individualized ceremony that only came to be due to the thoughtful and insightful sessions
that we had with August leading up to our big day. She cast a spell of love and support on everyone.
I just want to say I have repeated your words many times and so thankful I had an
opportunity to work with you. I hope you are well and the next time I'm in NC I will
seek you out. You are doing amazing work, thank you.
Again, I send you both my gratitude and appreciation for the amazing contribution to the
experience described by those who attended as "life changing" and "transformative", it is that
you who responded to the invitation made it all so special.
Rev. Gold would not want me to give her credit, but it was her style of teaching that kept me
coming back. I felt everything that came forth from her mouth, I didn't understand it, but my
understanding has increased since I first walked into Sacred Center at the Lighthouse on 59th
Street where she ministered to those seeking something. I love her.
The Prayer Chest has inspired myself and others around me. I give copies to members of
my social circle and coworkers when it is evident that they have lost their way. It has moved
and touched me in a way I never thought a book could. God bless you for being an inspiration.
Thank you August for your wonderful service to God and other people.
It is very helpful and practical in every day life. Please keep on.
At last week's gathering it was as if you could read our minds and soothe our hearts
with a song - it all makes sense. Thank you for sharing your humanity.
Four years ago when I attended Sacred Center I was on public assistance and was struggling
to rebuild my life after a catastrophic loss of everything including the understanding that
material things were not only what could be lost. Since then I have gotten off public assistance,
I got my business back, and have recently moved into my own apartment in the west village! Not
to mention have started to experience love!!! Thank you and thank you God.
I want to thank you for the inspiring interview you did with Katherine Woodward Thomas
on “Women on the Edge," as well as "The Hero’s Journey" talk posted on your website. I’ve
listened to each at least a dozen times. I see so much of my life and my story reflected in
your own personal story. Thank you for being a loving and supportive mentor on my journey.
Rarely have I heard a speaker juggle three stories, a tragic event and make sense of it all.
I find you are so right on -- Understanding Life thru the context and not the event.
It is a joy to hear you and Carol each Tuesday and I was enlightened at my first class last
Thursday. I thank you and I feel so fortunate furthering my understanding of my life more
fully thru your teaching.
Profound and intense. Thank you for your talents and leading us through such an amazing day.
At least three things have released themselves since Saturday.
I tell anyone that lends me an ear how the moment I came to Sacred Center and to you was a
turning point in my life. I can barely recognize this new me I have become and that you over the
weeks and with the classes and messages every weekend help me to uncover. No words will ever
be enough to thank you for this new life that you have unveiled for me. God within me thanks you
and loves you.
A day does not go by where I don't give thanks to your teachings, your humor, your wisdom.
I came to you so broken and in the years I studied with you I learned to pray and practice the
principles in spite of outward appearances. I changed my definition of success and asked what
can I bring and what can I give and not worry at all about what it was I wanted. I thank you.
Not only did you create the perfect ceremony, but you helped us build solid foundations, changing
the way we communicate with each other, so the day we walked down the aisle there was only pure
joy instead of any tension.
The polls are closed and the voting tallied -- it was unanimous that our wedding
ceremony was simply amazing on Saturday.
While it was no surprise to us, so many people who had never met you before (let alone heard you speak) were simply in awe -
you made our wedding full of warmth and love -- far beyond what we could have conveyed without you (and that's saying something).
We are so thankful for all you did for us.
I learned that the time is NOW and my soul is aching for me to grow into myself and be all
that GOD has created me to be. Thank you August for your powerful self. I feel blessed
and honored to learn from such an extraordinary teacher and healer. Heart-felt!
What a lovely Taizé Community Event! Thank you for hosting with such grace, art,
and sacred energy. It was a transcendent experience.
I discovered you back in 2010 ... and I find myself keeping on being drawn back to your
teachings … there's something about your teaching that creates a deep feeling of
connection and recognition ... I cant really explain it ... but you seem to touch an inner
truth with me ... that says " as you walk out on the way ... the path will appear" Rumi ...
Oceans of love
The talk last week revitalized my morning practice and with amazing results. In just a week, I feel
like I have become re-grounded in my life with a rediscovered lightness and openness. Just another
Happy Hour success story for you. Thank you both again for everything that you do for us all.
The ceremony was constructed from an exhaustive knowledge of various traditions and with a love for
humanity that is inspiring. We remain grateful to August for elevating the lives of everyone present that
She has a regal beauty, with a soprano voice as clear and pure as Waterford Crystal.
I just started to attend your classes this last fall and it was one of the most exhilarating
experiences I have had in a long time. In addition to the positive energy you both put
out it helped me get through one of the hardest times in my life. I am listening to my
inner voice again after five years, Thanks To Your Teachings!
Thank you for the free talk "the flow of life”! My husband and I just listened to it and had a great
discussion after. I'm grateful to you for helping me in so many ways. Thank you both for all of the
beauty, wisdom and light you bring to the planet.
Thank you August, so much for transforming my life -- no one has had or may ever have the impact on me that you have.
Thank you so much again for all that you gave toward our beautiful ceremony and event. Once again,
you worked your magic. I am so grateful for your teachings and how they have enhanced my life, as as I
wrote in the program, such a special honor to have you officiate over our wedding.
The Prayer Chest is not just a novel, it is a parable and a guide-and like your family passes
precious traditions and heirlooms down through generations, this book felt that special. Short
enough to be enjoyed a singular day at the beach, but long enough to imprint new and pivotal
truths on your heart. If you are a seeker, a philosopher, spiritual sort or a person driven by
purpose, contribution or your divine itches, this book will give you the tools to pray remarkable
changes into your life.
August - Our one on one time together continues to be invaluable for me - coming to be
with you on Tuesdays at The Tao of Living Agelessly enhances my life.
You've shown me a crack to pry open, go through and begin my life again with a MUCH
clearer head that is filled with forgiveness toward myself. Tonight, I looked in my bathroom
mirror and for the very first time, I said "I love you". Whew ... transformational! You have been
such a tremendous blessing.
It has been about 2 years now since I had a soul session with you during which time I came
to realize that my soul needed a bigger way of making a difference of giving back … my soul
was slowing dying by continuing to live my ordinary life. When I understood what I needed, I
was able to apply for the Peace Corps to fulfill on a life’s dream. Well, I soon depart for
Botswana to begin my service.
I learned my soul is soft, not hard, and the best way to approach it is with openness and joy
(or ice cream!). It was a beautiful day and a blessing to share with everyone.
Your messages have been completely life altering and my perception of life and
Spirit have shifted to a place of greater peace, appreciation and vision. Your
messages have put me in a place where I am "allowing" the flow of life work in me.
In addition, I have been able to practice telling my ego to "curb it's enthusiasm!"
Your universal teachings embracing both Eastern and Western ideas resonate truth within me
and have inspired, enriched and expanded my life greatly. I am incredibly grateful for having been
introduced to you, The Prayer Chest, and all your unique and thought-provoking ideas and concepts
that continue to transform my life.
I loved the fact that your teachings are based on universal law/truth. Thank you again
for all that you do, and the way that you lead people to truth ... especially through the
method of storytelling. You are phenomenal!
Looking at the faces of the congregants, listening to the Rev Gold’s creedless, therapeutic, but
compassionate and profoundly moral sermon … I had no doubt that the worshippers at the
Sacred Center were experiencing a genuine religion.
Come on Tuesdays for an elevating talk, soulful music and a centering meditation. Breathe easier in this exciting and engaging one-hour Tao Te Ching inspired group-offering spiritual truth, teachings and tools for a lighter, brighter, more joyful experience of life. Come, raise your vibration with music and a message in a deeply spirited community.
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THE TAO TE CHING
5 THURSDAY NIGHTS Beginning May 7, 2020 7:00-8:30 Streaming Facebook Live
Every so often when a group wants to go deeper we get together for a class series which includes certain teachings, tools and techniques that when practiced together create a portal of healing at an elevated vibration. True inspiration happens in these small group gatherings.
Wednesday Nights are deeply enriching and experiential spiritual classes. While we focus on the study of the Eastern classic text, The TAO TE CHING, we apply the teachings to expand ourselves beyond the unconscious limiting beliefs and programming to discover our authentic Self.
Classes include study of the brilliant 2,500 year old sacred text, spiritual exercises, deep class discussion and questions and answers.
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