Chrysalis Angel

Chrysalis Angel
Becoming an Angel is the work of humans.


Chrysalis' year begins the first Sunday after Labor Day in September. Services are held each Sunday at 10AM to 11:30AM year round unless notifications of a cancellation are required.

Sunday Services from 10 am to 11:30 am each week
805 Mercer's Fernery Road
DeLand, FL (the white 2 story farm house)
Pastor - Skuli Thorhallsson

For more information or counseling phone (386) 478-9201

Email questions or requests to

Chrysalis Spiritual Center is a Swedenborg based congregation that studies non-deno
minational topics based on the value of certain writings and speech to society as a whole. No denomination is excluded from meeting with us. We welcome all religions and beliefs.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Guest Speaker To Talk To Chrysalis

This Sunday, July 20th, we welcome a guest speaker, Rev. Phil DeLong. Your attendance is important as we embrace new speakers, new leadership and a renewed direction for our group.

Below is a pesonal message from Dr. Phil DeLong to members of Chrysalis Spiritual Center.

This message is provided by Saundra Emerson of Bamboo Arts. Thanks to Saundra for her efforts in securing Dr. DeLong to speak. 

Refreshments and coffee will be served. Old and new members please attend as a show of support for your church.

I AM Reverend Dr. Phil, an ordained minister, healer, teacher, and spiritual counselor through the International Association of Metaphysics. I am an ordained minister through the Lively Stones World Healing Fellowship, and also received my Doctor of Ministry degree from Lively Stones Fellowship.

I AM  a Psychic Medium and Mystic. Through my Guides, I use my psychic gifts to connect to spirit to bring through your loved ones and guides for the messages you need. I have made an effort to integrate the expressed intelligence of many who carry the torch of truth. I embrace the expression of gratitude for the Light I have been granted, and to share my gifts for the service of others. Embracing Hope, it is the one Truth that acknowledges the validity of all predictions is in the hands of those who are willing to make change, and use their Free Will accordingly. I have been attuned to crystals and Metaphysics since early childhood, and have had a near-death experience. This experience has brought me to the arms of Spirit in the Angelic Realm, and has guided my path. I see the world through different eyes.

I AM a Crystal Skull caretaker, and work with the Crystal Skull energies for healing and divine communication. I have a strong tie to the mineral kingdom with my love and passion of crystals and rocks. I also have a strong connection and knowledge of Native American and indigenous peoples.
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Wednesday, June 25, 2014


Please attend if you are able. This will be a very special meeting. Skuli is back and wants to have a program with all members involved.

Following this meeting Skuli will be going on hiatus and he has some business to place before the church before Summer.

It should be cooler early in the morning and Barry always has refreshments on hand. This will be a very interesting service that you don't want to miss. 

"How can I desire anything by you,
Once having joined you for even a moment
In the bliss of I AM FREE
There is nothing higher, or more sacred than
To be in total union with you."

An excerpted poem from the journal  of Gabriel Cousins
Printed in the book Spiritual Nutrition and the Rainbow Diet
ISBN 0-96158752-0

Blessings to all,


Monday, June 2, 2014

Coming Home

Peaceable Kingdom

Please bring strange things.
Please come bringing new things.
Let very old things come into your hands.
Let what you do not know come into your eyes.
Let desert sand harden your feet.

Let the arch of your feet be the mountains.
Let the paths of your fingertips be your maps
and the ways you go be the lines on your palms.
Let there be deep snow in your inbreathing
and your out-breath be the shining of ice.

May your mouth contain the shapes of strange words.
May you smell food cooking you have not eaten.
May the spring of a foreign river be your navel.
May your soul be at home where there are no houses.
Walk carefully, well loved one,
Walk mindfully, well loved one,
Walk fearlessly, well loved one.
Return with us, return to us,
Be always coming home.

~ Ursula K. Le Guin
Thanks to the Jung Center of Houston, Texas



Ask and you will receive many unadvertised discounts.
Take advantage of these and others that may be out there.
All you have to do is ask if a business has a Senior Discount
and get the vital information.


Applebee's: 15% off with Golden Apple Card (60+)
Arby's: 10% off ( 55 +)
Ben & Jerry's: 10% off (60+)
Bennigan's: discount varies by location (60+)
Bob's Big Boy: discount varies by location (60+)
Boston Market: 10% off (65+)
Burger King: 10% off (60+)
Chick-Fil-A: 10% off or free small drink or coffee ( 55+)
Chili's: 10% off ( 55+)
CiCi's Pizza: 10% off (60+)
Denny's: 10% off, 20% off for AARP members ( 55 +)
Dunkin' Donuts: 10% off or free coffee ( 55+)
Einstein's Bagels: 10% off baker's dozen of bagels (60+)
Fuddrucker's: 10% off any senior platter ( 55+)
Gatti's Pizza: 10% off (60+)
Golden Corral: 10% off (60+)
Hardee's: $0.33 beverages everyday (65+)
IHOP: 10% off ( 55+)
Jack in the Box: up to 20% off ( 55+)
KFC: free small drink with any meal ( 55+)
Krispy Kreme: 10% off ( 50+)
Long John Silver's: various discounts at locations ( 55+)
McDonald's: discounts on coffee everyday ( 55+)
Mrs. Fields: 10% off at participating locations (60+)
Shoney's: 10% off
Sonic: 10% off or free beverage (60+)
Steak 'n Shake: 10% off every Monday & Tuesday ( 50+)
Subway: 10% off (60+)
Sweet Tomatoes: 10% off (62+)
Taco Bell : 5% off; free beverages for seniors (65+)
TCBY: 10% off ( 55+)
Tea Room Cafe: 10% off ( 50+)
Village Inn: 10% off (60+)
Waffle House: 10% off every Monday (60+)
Wendy's: 10% off ( 55 +)
Whataburger: 10% off (62+)
White Castle: 10% off (62+) 


Banana Republic: 30% off ( 50 +)
Bealls: 20% off first Tuesday of each month ( 50 +)
Belk's: 15% off first Tuesday of every month ( 55 +)
Big Lots: 30% off
Bon-Ton Department Stores: 15% off on senior discount days ( 55 +)
C.J. Banks: 10% off every Wednesday (50+)
Clarks : 10% off (62+)
Dress Barn: 20% off ( 55+)
Goodwill: 10% off one day a week (date varies by location)
Hallmark: 10% off one day a week (date varies by location)
Kmart: 40% off (Wednesdays only) ( 50+)
Kohl's: 15% off (60+)
Modell's Sporting Goods: 30% off
Rite Aid: 10% off on Tuesdays & 10% off prescriptions
Ross Stores: 10% off every Tuesday ( 55+)
The Salvation Army Thrift Stores: up to 50% off ( 55+)
Stein Mart: 20% off red dot/clearance items first Monday of every month ( 55 +)


Albertson's: 10% off first Wednesday of each month ( 55 +)
American Discount Stores: 10% off every Monday ( 50 +)
Compare Foods Supermarket: 10% off every Wednesday (60+)
DeCicco Family Markets: 5% off every Wednesday (60+)
Food Lion: 60% off every Monday (60+)
Fry's Supermarket: free Fry's VIP Club Membership & 10% off every Monday ( 55 +)
Great Valu Food Store: 5% off every Tuesday (60+)
Gristedes Supermarket: 10% off every Tuesday (60+)
Harris Teeter: 5% off every Tuesday (60+)
Hy-Vee: 5% off one day a week (date varies by location)
Kroger: 10% off (date varies by location)
Morton Williams Supermarket: 5% off every Tuesday (60+)
The Plant Shed: 10% off every Tuesday ( 50 +)
Publix: 15% off every Wednesday ( 55 +)
Rogers Marketplace: 5% off every Thursday (60+)
Uncle Guiseppe's Marketplace: 15% off (62+)

Get on the bandwagon Winn-Dixie and Save-A-Lot


Alaska Airlines: 50% off (65+)
American Airlines: various discounts for 50% off non-peak periods (Tuesdays - Thursdays) (62+)and up (call before booking for discount)
Continental Airlines: no initiation fee for Continental Presidents Club & special fares for select destinations
Southwest Airlines: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount)
United Airlines: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount)
U.S. Airways: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount)


Amtrak: 15% off (62+)

Greyhound: 15% off (62+)
Trailways Transportation System: various discounts for ages 50+

Car Rental

Alamo Car Rental: up to 25% off for AARP members
Avis: up to 25% off for AARP members
Budget Rental Cars: 40% off; up to 50% off for AARP members ( 50+)
Dollar Rent-A-Car: 10% off ( 50+) 
Enterprise Rent-A-Car: 5% off for AARP members 
Hertz: up to 25% off for AARP members
National Rent-A-Car: up to 30% off for AARP members

Overnight Accommodations

Holiday Inn: 20-40% off depending on location (62+)
Best Western: 40% off (55+)
Cambria Suites: 20%-30% off (60+)
Waldorf Astoria - NYC $5,000 off nightly rate for Presidential Suite (55 +)
Clarion Motels: 20%-30% off (60+)
Comfort Inn: 20%-30% off (60+)
Comfort Suites: 20%-30% off (60+)
Econo Lodge: 40% off (60+)
Hampton Inns & Suites: 40% off when booked 72 hours in advance
Hyatt Hotels: 25%-50% off (62+)
InterContinental Hotels Group: various discounts at all hotels (65+)
Mainstay Suites: 10% off with Mature Traveler's Discount (50+); 20%-30% off (60+)
Marriott Hotels: 25% off (62+)
Motel 6: Stay Free Sunday nights (60+)
Myrtle Beach Resort: 30% off ( 55 +)
Quality Inn: 40%-50% off (60+)
Rodeway Inn: 20%-30% off (60+)
Sleep Inn: 40% off (60+)


AMC Theaters: up to 30% off ( 55 +)
Bally Total Fitness: $100 off memberships (62+)
Busch Gardens Tampa, FL: $13 off one-day tickets ( 50 +)
Carmike Cinemas: 35% off (65+)
Cinemark/Century Theaters: up to 35% off
Massage Envy - NYC 20% off all "Happy Endings" (62 +)
U.S. National Parks: $10 lifetime pass; 50% off additional services including camping (62+)
Regal Cinemas: 50% off 
Ripley's Believe it or Not: @ off one-day ticket ( 55 +)
SeaWorld, Orlando , FL : $3 off one-day tickets ( 50 +)


AT&T: Special Senior Nation 200 Plan $19.99/month (65+)
Jitterbug: $10/month cell phone service ( 50 +)
Verizon Wireless: Verizon Nationwide 65 Plus Plan $29.99/month (65+).

Great Clips: $8 off hair cuts (60+)
Supercuts: $8 off haircuts (60+)

NOW, go out there and claim your discounts - - and remember -- YOU must ASK for discount ---- no ask, no discount. A lot of these are located in Florida where many seniors go for vacation and extended visits. Go, be free, save money!

I Know everyone knows someone over 50 please pass this one on!!!!!

Chrysalis News

School is out - so watch for kiddies out playing when you go driving.

Best Wishes for Bowe Bergdahl released after 5 years in Taliban captivity.

Many thanks to Carolyn Salyer, who helped us financially with her purchase of feeders, waterers and food for the cats that live at the church. Everyone please  make a donation to Carolyn to compensate her for her kindness and gererosity.

Barry is doing very well. He is out of the hospital and healing twice as fast as doctors expected. Barry and Lois are at the church building creating healthful meals and juices to protect their own health. Barry looks good and is very cheerful. As always he is the philosopher and thinking of others. 

John is on another of his global trips. This time I think he is in China after recently returning from Nepal. He lives the enviable life of a genius. His inventions and manufacturing benefit us all.

Linda Rolinksi is a local musical artist who loves to sing. Linda and Nan Smith are working together to create a little duet to entertain locally. They have been practicing at the Chrysalis worship center on Sunday after our service. When they are done they will be singing together pop and R&B, and gospel tunes. 

We got a letter from Stacy Hessler saying her adventure as a 1%er is going well and they are all happy with their progress. 

Marianne's car was struck by another driver and she is recovering from a back injury. Please place her in your prayers for physical healing of her body. 

The Road Not Taken


by Robert Frost

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, 
And sorry I could not travel both 
And be one traveler, long I stood 
And looked down one as far as I could 
To where it bent in the undergrowth;
Then took the other, as just as fair, 
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear; 
Though as for that the passing there 
Had worn them really about the same, 
And both that morning equally lay 
In leaves no step had trodden black. 
Oh, I kept the first for another day! 
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.
I shall be telling this with a sigh 
Somewhere ages and ages hence: 
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I - 
 I took the one less traveled by 
And that has made all the difference.

"Sacred objects may need physical protection, but the spiritual in itself is quite beyond violation. The sacred opens easily to those who approach it sacredly, but it is not even in the distant view of the profane. It doesn't exist for them.  ... this ample safeguard is woven into the the very nature of the sacred. It is those who have not turned to God contritely who consider God's ways dark, occult, and mysterious. To a mystic they are as clear and plain as can be." 
Quotation from Returning To The Source The Way to the Experience of God by Wilson Van Dusen (page 215 of chapter Pristine Awareness in Your Center)

Happy June 2014 to all

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


Full Pink Moon

By Tara Sutphen

The Full Pink Moon (Native American) at 25* Libra will culminate April 15, 2014 12:46am PDT/ 3:46am EDT (Farmers Almanac) and a Total Eclipse with a Grand Cross.

 There are a many aspects for this Full Pink Moon in Libra. The gentleness of Libra eloquently allows a certain grace with potency, as no other planet could with a Total Eclipse. When we have an eclipse we will need to change or let go of something holding us back. It brings something exciting or illuminating to each of us. The “Blood” moon will be seen in a Tetrad phase of light, the same phenomenon observed every sunrise and sunset.  We have a Grand Cross, all are at 13’s with two oppositional Space stances.

 Just a bit of amazing Moon and Planet energy showering down upon us earthlings.  We’re ready for it right? We’re in harmonious acceptance. We have an opportunity to clear responsibilities and old karma. We are ready…

 First of all, purge all that no longer serves you. Do not dwell on the negative, sit with your eyes closed and take a couple deep breaths, remove all pressure, heaviness and worries away from your body and then away from your aura – feel the lightness of your being. Now…. Take a couple deep breaths. Start to feel all your chakras turn in a clockwise direction. It’s time to do some internal spring-cleaning. Aren’t you feeling better when you’re activating your life force.

As you clear away the old to make way for the new, this is certainly not a time to wish away your life.  It’s time to reach a certain balance, which means we don’t go too inward or outward with our personalities and fears. Instead we are to fill ourselves with trust of who we are, to the core of our being with the brightest light and connection of God.

 You are to be seen in the world. This is not to say you want to be a singer, actor or any outward profession. It’s all about keeping our self in balance. Many people try to make themselves invisible or blend in. They think it’s comfortable not to participate in the world. They say one thing and mean another, or end up doing things they never wanted to do. Or they physically hide.  They stop participating, even with their own health or knowledge. Whether it’s not having an opinion, asking another person a question to start a conversation, getting a job you want, or seeking real love.

This is not to say we don’t compromise in relationships, families, friendships and our jobs.  Dust yourself off.  Shine in the rays of the moons glow. The moon is saying to turn on the lights in your heart, in your mind and in your soul. Not only as the moon beams, you are to glow. Beam as you really are… You are to be seen in the world.

Journal Questions: If you journal read on

 Did you drive an opportunity away

  •     Blame yourself
  •     Blame others
  •     Feel discouraged
  •     How can you heal
  •     Depressed
  •     What about
  •     Where is your self-worth
  •     Are you having negative feelings
  •     How can you heal
  •     Suspicion
  •     Where did you lose your trust
  •     Where have you become dependent
  •     Who or what are you relying too much
  •     How can you learn to trust and heal
  •     Liability
  •     Are you resisting responsibility
  •     Are you reliable
  •     Are you conscientious
  •     Are you being used by others or work
  •     Are you feeling worthy
  •     How do you help others
  •     How do you help yourself
  •     How do you heal

 Did you drive a person away

  •     Blame yourself
  •     Blame others
  •     Feel discouraged
  •     How can you heal
  •     Depressed
  •     What about
  •     Where is your self-worth
  •     Are you having negative feelings
  •     How can you heal
  •     Suspicion
  •     Where did you lose your trust
  •     Where have you become dependent
  •     Who or what are you relying too much
  •     How can you learn to trust and heal
  •     Liability
  •     Are you resisting responsibility
  •     Are you reliable
  •     Are you conscientious
  •     Are you being used by others or work
  •     Are you feeling worthy
  •     How do you help others
  •     How do you help yourself
  •     How do you heal

There are reasons why life changes for you

List them

There are reasons why people leave

List them

There are reasons why people act the way they do

List them

Do you feel as though you are failing at life’s lessons

  •     Do you have to justify
  •     Do you have to defend
  •     Do you have to explain
  •     How do you heal

 Are you leading a double life    

  •     how
  •     love
  •     money
  •     job
  •     weight
  •     success
  •     happiness
  •     place

How are you seen in the world

  •     Spiritually
  •     Emotionally
  •     Intellectually
  •     Materially
  •     Physically

How do you hide

  •     Spiritually
  •     Emotionally
  •     Intellectually
  •     Materially
  •     Physically

What do you want

  •     Spiritually
  •     Emotionally
  •     Intellectually
  •     Materially
  •     Physically

Friends and Family are to be amazing allies and pure love. Jobs are supposed to be fun and filled with contentment. Take steps to remedy your health.

“Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you. ~Oscar Wilde (Irish Poet 1854-1900)

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Meditation By Tara Sutphen

Zing”  — a Magic entering the Mind … Ideas form into thoughts and daydreams.

Muses spark the creative process and stimulate one’s endeavors into fitting ventures. Overcome your obstructions, whether lacking confidence or intangible concepts. Sometimes we can get lost in indefinable and elusive development. In Greek Mythology the Muses gave inspiration to everyone and granted wishes. They have encouraged artists since antiquity, acknowledged for their importance in resourceful innovation and formation.

In this meditation each Muse will grant you her gift, guiding you toward greater resourcefulness and motivation. The Muses inspire inception to the completion of an urge, starting projects from outset to finish. Search for variety of the inner you and your talents, bring your childhood desires into reality. Have you been struggling and need extra support? Let the Muses encourage you in the direction of a greater fate. 30 Minutes.