Merriam Joan Handy (often humorously shortened to Merry I AM)is a lifetime LightLover / LightSharer / LIghtServer / LightPlayer/ and Light Teacher and Guide. She is a Minister and Teacher of Higher Spiritualism and the Teachings of the Great Ascended Masters of Shamballa and beyond and known around the world as:

A Master Teacher for Evolving Masters. See:

Rev. Merriam was fully ordained in 1993 after graduating from a three year training program at the non-denominational Spiritualist Church known as Fellowships of the Spirit and their School of Spiritual Healing and Prophecy in LilyDale, NY. During those 3 years, every monthly weekend class and week-long courses, included being trained by the many and different, top mediums and healers from around the world, which provided Merriam with a very broad spectrum of Spiritual and Metaphysical understandings and how to apply them in daily life.

In 1997, Rev. Merriam was voted Teacher of the Year at SUNY Broome Community College after providing 36 Metaphysical/Spiritual classes over a 12 year period.

Today, her degrees include a Bachelor of Science, a Bachelor of Metaphysics, and as MJ describes it, a "been there, done that, worn that T-Shirt Doctorate of Life Degree." She is certified as a Corporate Trainer from Johnson and Wales University, as a Master in Clinical Hypnosis Therapies, and is trained in Pastoral Psychology regarding relationships, marriages, grief, stress, and conflict counseling.

She is a previous columnist, author, area Toastmaster Area winner, and certified in Neurolinguistics Programming and Other Than Conscious Communication.

Rev. Merriam is now available as a Personal Cosmic Coach to clear your negative memories and energies and develop your inherent Divine gifts of mediumship and healing to use for yourself or to share with others. She is also a Keynote Speaker (nicknamed the Joy Lady) and an "Info-Shops" Trainer, bringing forth joyful presentations on the Awakening of Humanity into the Golden Age. Her Ordained Ministry makes her available for baptisms, marriages and funeral services anywhere in the country.

In Florida now for the past 20+ years, she has been on the forefront of higher consciousness awakening, sharing her Master guided knowledge with thousands of students as a true Avatar of Light, Love and Divine Truths. New information, teachings, and presentations are continuously being downloaded from the Masters which means, whatever Rev. Merriam shares, is current and state of the Art of Ascension. Awake to dream no more. We are the Ones we have been waiting for. The Golden Age is upon us and within us.