When I walk into a room with August Gold my priorities get back into alignment, my head
clears, and my heart opens -- I make the changes I need to make in my life.
I want to express my gratitude for what I experienced and learned through you. Those
happy hours were grounding and simultaneously uplifting in a way I had not,experienced
before, and I am incredibly grateful for the more in depth sessions we did before I left. It
has helped me enormously.
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.
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.
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 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.
When you decided to answer your calling August, it was evidence of what I have had faith in all
along. It was the missing piece in the message for me. You do believe in what you preach. You
do walk your talk. I am so grateful for you courage and integrity. You have bolstered my faith
and my integrity.
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.
If I could stuff Christmas stockings with shining theatrical moments, I would pick Jerry Lanning
and Carol Logen singing “My Darling, My Darling,” with Raul Julia in the warm and winning
revival of “Where’s Charley” in Circle in the Square.
I attended your presentation on being in the moment and I don't believe I have ever
heard a more inspiring message, and one delivered with such passion and sincerity.
Your words were so at once profound and practical. That very positive proclamation
sang to me without judgment but with hope and a powerful sense of inspiration about
the way things are supposed to be for all of us. I still feel beautifully energized by your
words and the bright light of your entire presentation -- an extraordinary yet down-to-earth
I just have to write to you to tell you what an influence you are in my life right now.
Listening to you gives me the permission to be "me." You inspire me. Your story
telling skills are superb. Amazing. The way you weave stories together, link them,
leave the audience hanging until you reconnect them to the story is profound. You
are a genius speaker. That is a process of ingenious knowledge that few speakers know,
and you do it seamlessly. Thank you again for the difference you make in the world.
August Gold has been the inspiration, catalyst and midwife for my Spiritual Awakening,
my transformation and my rebirth into my authentic, best and highest Self.
Dear Pastor Gold, I live in Europe and a friend was speaking about you at coffee the other day
and I simply wanted to send you a thank you for your 5-5-5 video on YouTube. I send gratitude
and share peace.
Jerry Lanning and Carol Logen slip so demurely into song that it’s a stunning surprise to
discover that a song that seems no more than a conventional romantic ballad should be
sneaking toward such a finish. At its conclusion on opening night at Circle in the Square,
the gingerly dalliance with sweet but surprisingly commanding melody could have been
reprised six or eight times, then and there.
My heart and soul are singing now … tears of joy stream down my cheeks regularly whenever
I remind myself that I have this HUGE opportunity to impact the lives of many. August, thank
you for opening the door … and shining light into my soul. Thank you for speaking to my heart
each and everything time I had the opportunity to be guided by you.
Sacred Center services every time I travelled to NYC. It was always a fertilizer of joy,
wonder, uplift and gratitude. I miss that time and place. I carry your words with me
to this day and the spirit of that congregation that I only knew as a visitor. But I felt like
I was at home every Sunday I was lucky enough to attend.
I reconnected with my soul.
I am enjoying your sessions very much. As a practicing Buddhist it is good to hear your
message and refresh my knowledge. Thank you for what you are doing for the gay community.
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.
It must be a most powerful thing to possess the knowledge you have garnered thru many many
years of studying. Just a few weeks glimpse into this world of understanding that you have and
have been teaching definitely makes me want more, as well as, has changed my thinking and .... my life.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mystical, magical, miraculous. Thank you for the amazing gift you have given the world,
this community and me personally.
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
Your teachings have changed my life. I am starting my real life now on a different coast and a
new career that honors who I really am. I can finally breathe and not have to do life the hard way.
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.
Everyone left the ceremony happy and moved by your words -- it was the greatest gift we received. No
doubt, my Dear August, you made our wedding the most beautiful day of our lives.
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!
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.
The Happy Hours were grounding and simultaneously uplifting in a way I had not experienced
before, and I am incredibly grateful for the more in depth Soul sessions we did before I left. It has
helped me enormously. With gratitude for the safe, empowering space you create.
I reconnected with what I put away, my love of dance -- it is when I feel my connection to Spirit
in a profound way. I now know that is where my healing is to begin.
Thank you for holding this space for us.
Thank you for for the deep impact you have on my soul. Seeing you and hearing your
beautiful stories always stirs up quite a bit of hope that no matter what is going on in
our lives, the stars are indeed aligned and there are new realities being created that
we cannot imagine from where we presently stand. My daughter feels the same way
-- your wisdom is simply awesome.
The more I write the more I hear my voice and finally after all these years, I can embrace my
voice with real love. YOU HELPED ME DO THAT.
I am a better man thanks to you and the world around me is a friendly world to live in.
I will always be grateful for the channel God has given me thru you!
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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 lovely Taizé Community Event! Thank you for hosting with such grace, art,
and sacred energy. It was a transcendent experience.
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.
I live on the other side of the world, in Perth Western Australia and I am a theatre
teacher and have a Children's Theatre Company www.reck.com.au. I could literally
see “The Prayer Chest” coming to life before my eyes and I think it would be a
wonderful, metaphorical and inspiring piece for children and communities, theatre
that nourishes the soul. Your work has given me hope, when I most needed some
and I am grateful and richer for the experience of it both personally and artistically.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for having been a teacher who I could understand
so clearly, that I could feel was walking the path along with all of us, who could always get us
to laugh at your stories, and at ourselves at the same time.
Her soprano voice is exquisite.
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.
I grew up with Catholic school and church, I have attended born-again Christian services,
Pilgrimages, Meditation at a Buddhist center and other meditation and soul searching
activities, and none of these moved me like you did today. It felt as if you were talking to
me one on one.
Thank you with the sincerest of gratitude for guiding me to going deeper so that I could access
the Truth of who I am and what I have been carrying. Feeling the safety I feel with you allows me
to free myself from the chains that I had (the operative word "had") around my heart. When I
woke up this morning, although my eyes were puffy from crying , I felt lighter.
A spirit of love filled the ballroom and we all laughed and shed tears of joy together.
Even now, one year later, our family and friends still tell us how much they loved the
ceremony. None of our guests had ever witnessed a wedding service quite like ours. The
laughter, the energy and the tears of happiness made a lasting impression on everyone.
FEED YOUR SOUL & FEED YOUR SOUL ~ After Dark w/ August Gold & Carol Logen
TUESDAYS @ 12 Noon & 6:30PM – Pride Center at Equality Park, Building B, AUDITORIUM
*NOTE – 6:30 AFTER DARK Group Resumes in October
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.
Feed Your Soul at 12:00 Noon, Feed Your Soul/After Dark at 6:30PM resumes in October.
Absolutely everyone welcome.
Feed Your Soul is presented by Live Agelessly Inc, a tax-exempt 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Since 2016 Live Agelessly has empowered people to enrich their lives through weekly events that open the mind and uplift the heart. These events offer the opportunity to better understand ourselves in the context of great thinkers, writers and philosophies that cross continents, cultures and centuries.
THE TAO OF “TE”
WEDNESDAYS OCTOBER 3, 10, 17, 24 @ 6:30 – 8:00pm @ Pride Center at Equality Park, Shubert Building, THE GALLERY, Room 206
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.
If you have any hesitation about taking a Class – just ask anyone who has attended a Class series and discover how high and how deep these small groups can take you. Transformation happens in these classes right before your eyes.
For less than the cost of one therapy session, come experience how working in this exciting and deeper way can help enlighten you and move your forward in ways you never imagined possible.
Seating is limited
NEW YEARS ONE-DAY RETREAT – LIVING IN THE LAND OF “TE” – A DEEPER DIVE INTO THE TAO TE CHING
DATE TBD 10:00am – 5:00pm, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
This one day thrilling small group is designed to immerse you in a direct experience of awakening into the wisdom of the Tao Te Ching’s teaching.
The “Tao Te Ching,” is a brilliant and inspired sacred text penned 2,500 years ago. An ancient text that has everything to do with our modern world.
Through an in-depth group discussion of the Tao principles and focused spiritual exercises specially designed to help you access your inner intuitive guidance, you will be amazed at the wisdom that is revealed through you. You will experience a shift in perception and breakthroughs enabling you to see yourself and your life differently.
Bring your own lunch. We will dine together. Refreshments will be served through out the day.
Seating is limited