Rev. Merriam Joan Handy (humorously referred to as Merry-I-AM) is a lifetime Light-Lover / Light-Sharer / Light-Server / Light-Player/ and Light-Teacher and Guide. She is a fully ordained Minister and Teacher of Higher Spiritualism, the Great Ascended Masters, and Cosmic Higher Conscious Beings. Channeled entities refer to her as Lady Master Merriam: A Master Teacher for Evolving Masters.


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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 Lily Dale, 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.

Rev. Merriam later studied in the Mystery School of the Aquarian Foundation, under Rev. Keith Milton Rhinehart, for 15 years, and was designated by the Ascended Masters as a Master Medium, a Master Healer, A Master Past Life Regressionist and even a Master Spiritual Cook.

Today, her degrees include a Bachelor of Science, a Bachelor of Metaphysics, and as Rev. Merriam 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 Clinical Hypnotherapist, and is trained in Pastoral Psychology regarding relationships, marriages, grief, stress, and conflict counseling.

She is a previous magazine columnist, Toastmaster Area winner, and certified in Neurolinguistics Programming and Other Than Conscious Communication through Dr. David Dobson, the protégé of Milton Erikson.

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. Her famous five-part course (previously 3 parts) called “Clearing the Crap” is highly effective to help students release all fears from past, ancestors, current life and present moments, which allows the student to be able to respond rather than react and thus Align with Divine and their Creator and Higher Conscious Self on a daily basis.

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 and in addition, now presenting Wisdom Teaching Videos, as well as Spiritual Q&A channeled sessions, both locally and on-line. Her Ordained Ministry makes her available for baptisms, marriages and funeral services anywhere in the country.

In Florida now for the past 26+ years, she has been on the forefront of higher consciousness awakening, sharing her Master guided knowledge with hundreds of students as a true Avatar of Light, Love and Divine Truths.

Rev. Merriam has been a teacher for the past decade, and fill-in minister for the Metaphysical Chapel of South Florida, which sadly is no longer in service, as well as several other Spiritual groups, churches, and individuals. Rev. Merriam has also done trance-medium demonstrations where 7 Ascended Lady Masters speak and work through her.

New information, teachings, and presentations are continuously being downloaded from the Ascended Masters and Divine Beings, which means, whatever Rev. Merriam shares, is current and State of the Art on Ascension and all related subjects. In addition, Rev. Merriam is a constant student, doing research, attending events, and gathering important and pertinent information from books, videos, and other sources.

Awake to dream no more. We are the Ones we have been waiting for. The Golden Age is upon us and within us and we are already Masters.