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Body Mind Spirit Guide Content Moving Through the Changes and Accepting Your Spirituality............................................................5 Bringing Down Higher Information-Crystals Array........................6 The Yoga Secrets of Prayer Energy.............................................8 Herb of the Month: Tarragon.......................................................10 Arhatic Yoga – Evolutionary Development of the Soul...............10 Healing Relationships.................................................................12 My Weight is Out of Control........................................................14 Energizing Dad...........................................................................16

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The Higher Self Structure...........................................................18 Stress is a Double Edged Sword................................................19 Rasayana Chikitsa.....................................................................21 Rock of the Month: Tanzanite.....................................................22 Spring Clean You........................................................................25 Radiant Joy................................................................................26 Stress Reduction During Tough Times.......................................28 Classes & Events.......................................................................30

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Moving Through the Changes and Accepting Your Spirituality Most of us were aware of the ending of the Mayan Calendar on 12/21/12. For months, perhaps years, many of us held this special time to the light and in prayer. Was it the end of something, or the beginning of a “New World”? Some felt that the world as we knew it would end; that it was the completion of the Piscean era and the beginning of the Age of Aquarius. Many thought, as I did, that “the shift” was going to happen on 12/21/12, without giving much thought as to how long “the shift” would actually take. In reality, here we are, mid-2013, and “the shift” is still moving in. It’s an amazing process to watch, as more people are coming into an awareness of their own spiritual connection with the world -- feeling that there is more than what exists in just the material world. In her book, How to Speak Unity, (pg.128), Reverend Temple Hayes tells us, “Everything is spiritual, and we are spiritual beings. How we use the experiences of our lives, what we allow and what we accept becomes our spirituality. Spirituality requires our participation.” In this new era, we can see ways in which “the shift” is manifesting --people are taking care of the earth; recycling is more advanced; Green Energy is all around and we’re creating a cleaner world. People are expressing their talents and volunteering their time as they reach out to communities in need, providing gardens and fresh produce so that others might eat healthier. Change has come! In this new era, it’s not about the “I” in me anymore -- it’s about the “I” in community! Community is about connecting and choosing to live life in more joyful, loving, kind and truthful ways, knowing that our human experience blended together with the God experience can make our life more meaningful and fulfilled. On June 8, from 10am- 4pm, Unity Church of Lake Orion will host their 5th Annual Health & Spirituality Festival! This is the perfect time to find ways to move into your alignment with your higher self. Share with us, meet people! Meet massage therapists, energy healing therapists, an aura photographer, astrologer, and many more vendors! Remember, God gave us community so that we don’t have to walk our paths alone! Please also consider dropping off items that women carry in their purse for “Hand Bags of Hope”, an organization that distributes over 2,200 filled handbags annually to domestic abuse shelters and teen empowerment programs. Find out more at and help us make this project a success! You can also join us for our services on Sundays at 10am. Linda LaCroix, Event Coordinator/Board President, Unity of Lake Orion | 3070 Baldwin Rd. Orion Twp, 248-391-9211 June 2013


Is God Improving? A little girl was sitting on her grandfather’s lap as he read her a bedtime story. From time to time, she would take her eyes off the book and reach up to touch his wrinkled cheek. She was alternately stroking her own cheek, then his again. Finally she spoke up, “Grandpa, did God make you?” “Yes, sweetheart,” he answered, “God made me a long time ago”. “Oh,” she paused, “Grandpa, did God make me too?” “Yes, indeed, honey,” he said, “God made you just a little while ago.” Feeling their respective faces again, she observed, “God’s getting better at it, isn’t he?”

BRINGING DOWN HIGHER INFORMATION-CRYSTAL ARRAY Working with stones and crystals for meditational purposes can help us ground in the now and aid us in reaching the meditative state faster. It not only helps us with meditation, but also helps quicken the information that we are receiving during that special time. This crystal array is in the basic shape of the Star of David pattern, consisting of two triangles merged together with one apex pointing down and the other apex pointing up. This crystal array works perfectly with the stones we will be using -- three pieces of amethyst and three pieces of hematite. The top pointing triangle of the Star of David will be amethyst and the bottom pointing triangle will be hematite. This array is best used when lying down but the effects can also be felt if

you can only sit. To lay out this crystal array, place one piece of amethyst above your head and one each on the outside of your legs at calf level. This forms the upper pointing triangle of the Star of David and will aid in drawing down energy and information to you. To form the second downward pointing triangle, place one piece of hematite just below your feet and one on each side of your shoulders. This completes the crystal array for our amethyst hematite Star of

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David. Lay in this crystal array for 15 minutes to half-an-hour, each time you feel it’s needed. While laying in this array, quiet your mind and let any thoughts, images, sounds or senses come to your mind’s eye and trust your inner guidance. Amethyst was chosen for the upward pointing triangle in this crystal array because of its energies that help us open to other realities, open our crown chakra and intuition, and enhance our psychic gifts. Amethyst helps connect us with our higher guidance, wisdom and universal knowledge. The shape of the crystal array and amethyst together will draw these energies to us. Hematite was chosen for its wonderful grounding abilities, protection during astral travel and its energies that help us focus, concentrate and calm down. The hematite opens our base chakra, allowing us to pull all the higher information through our bodies so that it can be grounded in the now. As the downward pointing triangle of this crystal array, hematite helps us ground the higher energies and vibrations that we receive from the amethyst. Grounding means filtering higher dimensional energy, information and vibrations to the lower dimensions so that we can easier understand, manifest and work with them.


Unity Churches provide a positive, practical, approach to Christianity based on the teachings of Jesus and the power of prayer. We honor universal truths in all religions and respect each person’s spiritual path.

We invite you to join our Spiritual Community... ANN ARBOR - Unity of Ann Arbor| Ann Arbor | 734-434-8545 ANN ARBOR - On Campus Ministry| U of M & Eastern MI University |734-787-3664 BAY CITY - Unity of Bay City 3736 State Street Rd, Bay City | 989-686-0265 BLOOMFIELD HILLS- Bloomfield Center|37557 Woodward Ave. |248 835-5382 CLARE - Unity Church of Clare|215 W. 6th Street |989-823-2362 CLINTON TWP - Unity East Church|23057 N. Nunneley Rd. . |586-783-1546 DETROIT - Urban Ministerial School| Samaritan Bld. 5555 Ste.1214 |313-922-0999 DETROIT - Detroit Unity Temple|17505 2nd Blvd. |313-345-4848

This crystal array also helps with alleviating anxiety, meditation, protection, overcoming addictions, nightmares and insomnia. A smaller basic crystal array can also be used to achieve similar effects. You can do this by placing one piece of amethyst above your crown chakra and one piece of hematite below your base chakra or feet, during meditation. I hope you enjoy this array as much as I do. Have fun!

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The Yoga Secrets of Prayer Energy There are two important secrets of powerful prayer that relate to the use of prana. One is that it reacts to our mental pressure and can be directed by the mind. The second is that prana can be imbued with specific predetermined qualities.

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Let us look at this first secret: the fact that prana reacts to our mental pressure and direction. The Eastern energy arts say it this way: “Where the mind goes, energy follows.” What this means is that we can move energy with our minds. For example, when we send healing prayer to a patient the energy actually flows to the patient. When we visualize prayer energy as a white light leaving our hands and heart center, it actually does so. In the same way we can use our minds and visualization to move energy within our own body, or that of our patients. The second secret is that we can imbue prana with specific qualities, such as love or anger, understanding or disapproval. We do this unconsciously all day long, and we are responsible for how we use this energy for 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The difference is that when we pray, we are consciously drawing the prana into us and imbuing it only with positive qualities such as love, thankfulness, understanding and healing -- changing the basic prana into a magical force of great light and power.

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We witnessed a stunning example of this when we visited the healing sanctuary in England of a renowned healer, the late Harry Edwards, who gave healing to over a million people in his lifetime. We have always been impressed with his wonderful work. Chrissie first found her healing path at the age of 14 after being so inspired by Harry Edwards’ fantastic healing demonstration at the Albert Hall, London, where he healed people, seemingly magically, one after another. Now, many years later, we went into his beautiful English country house and spent half-an-hour or so browsing the books in the library. Chrissie wandered off and opened a door nearby. The emanations from the room were so strong and powerful that they almost knocked her physically backwards. She had the experience of being, “instantly filled and wrapped in love. My heart expanded and I almost felt lifted and awed by the distinct presence in this holy place.” She tiptoed back to Gary and pulled his arm to enter the room. He too was overcome by the unmistakable power and presence of this room. They realized that this was actually Harry Edwards’ healing sanctuary. The room had become so imbued with the power of love channeled constantly through Harry Edwards and later his successors, as well as other healers he had trained, that it was very tangible. This not only enhanced the environment but also served as a source of energy to enhance the healing.


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Arhatic Yoga – Evolutionary Development of the Soul Within each of us is an urge to be something greater than we are in this moment. It is a search for truth. The founding fathers of the United States recognized this in the Declaration of Independence when they declared, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, which among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.” This is where we may need an update. Pursuit implies a future condition. Happiness does not need to be pursued; it needs to be remembered. Happiness, joy, love, peace are the natural states of our Higher Self, our I AM PRESENCE. The question is, how can I access these qualities to realize them in my life? The Divine Plan is to awaken the soul. No matter how long it takes, all souls will awaken. This is our destiny. So how does the Soul go about its path to awaken? There are two main paths. The first path is one of pain and suffering. This is the choice of most of humanity, who choose to deny responsibility for their life. The other path is the path of spiritual development through purification, character building and service. Truth is relative. There are many relative truths but all truths contain absolute truth. Therefore, within the path of spiritual development there are many ways to awaken the Higher Soul. Some paths dabble on the fringes. Some are more powerful and effective than others. Some require a monastic lifestyle, and some are feints and disguises pretending to be the “Way”. All paths lead the Soul forward. But few, however, offer a proven and balanced approach that fits the lifestyle of the modern mystic.

To create such a path requires a synthesis of ancient mysteries and modern discoveries. It would require an understanding of major religions, their core teachings and distilling them to their essence. It would be based on spiritual law with a foundational principle that the outer world is a reflection of the inner world. As within, so without; as above, so below. With this as a basic tenet, tools would need to be developed to assist the aspirant in the clearing and movement of negative energy and accessing Divine Energy. This all sounds like a lot and it is! The question is, can such a path be found? The answer is, Yes! This path is known as Arhatic Yoga. Although the word “Yoga” is in the title, it in no way refers to the postures and practices that most Americans associate with yoga. Arhatic Yoga, however, does incorporate very light and easy physical exercises, the purpose of which would surprise you. The root of the word Yoga comes from the Sanskrit word “Yuj” which means “to join” or “to unite.” In this sense the purpose of Yoga is for the body/mind to join and unite with the Higher Soul and to God. Stop for a moment and feel into the truth of this statement. Close your eyes, take a deep conscious breath and repeat, “I am one with my Higher Soul.” At this level of consciousness all things change. It could be said that at this level of consciousness one is experiencing life as a “highly evolved being.” And this then is the meaning of Arhatic. The word Arhatic is derived from the term “Arhat”

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which denotes a saintly person who has overcome their unwholesome, lower nature. Grand Master Choa Kok Sui is the modern founder of Pranic Healing and the creator of Arhatic Yoga. Of Arhatic Yoga he says, “The purpose of Arhatic Yoga is basically to produce intelligent, compassionate, good-hearted, powerful disciples who will become great divine servants… and to accelerate the evolutionary development of the soul so that the person can be of greater service to mankind and the planet Earth.” Isn’t this really what it’s all about? Wouldn’t you like to be a part of it? You already are whether you are aware of it or not. Again, the question is, which path do you choose; pain and suffering or conscious, joyful expansion? What makes Master Choa’s approach so unique is that you do not have to become a monk and hibernate at some ashram to evolve your soul. You do not have to dramatically change your life, go to church or change your religious beliefs. You do, however, have to change the way you look at things. You also have to develop the discipline to practice the teachings on a regular basis. Arhatic Yoga uses life as its ashram. It addresses what comes up in life from a physical, mental, emotional, and energetic perspective. Many of today’s more advanced teachings address issues from a combination of these levels. Very few address life’s issues from all of these perspectives and that is what makes it so effective. Not only will you advance your soul, but other good things will happen too: •

Increase in your physical health

Increase in your energy level

Improved mental concentration

Intuitive insight

Compassion for others

Inner calm

Better sleep

Improved relationships

Ease of accomplishment

Increased prosperity

Happiness becomes a common theme in your life. When negative things happen in life, it is a signal that something is out of alignment. If you can address life’s happenings at their core causal level, you positively affect the body’s entire energy system. This spills over into other areas. The result ... when you address one issue, many other benefits accrue simultaneously. Arhatic Yoga is powerful work. Next month we’ll discuss the 5 Pillars of Arhatic Yoga, why it works and why it is so effective. Dave Krajovic Dave Krajovic, MBA, CPA, NCTMB is a Master Breather, Certified Breath Facilitator, Senior Trainer for the Transformational Breath Foundation and co-founder of the Global Breath Institute. As an international speaker and trainer, he has helped thousands restore well-being, renew their passion for life and connect to inner Presence.

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Francesco Garri Garripoli comes to Michigan for Qigong for Personal Empowerment & Self Healing This limited engagement workshop focuses on self-empowerment and bringing a joyful approach to Qigong. All levels are welcome - from beginners to experienced practitioners. Space is limited to ensure an intimate Qigong experience – register early! Francesco Garripoli is an internationally renowned Qigong instructor, researcher, author, wellness advocate, Emmy Award winning television graphics designer and program Producer-Director. Francesco produced educational television programs for PBS-TV for 18 years and has created and is featured on a series of award-winning Qigong DVDs with Daisy Lee. Francesco (under his pen name Garri) is the author of two books, “Tao of the Ride” and “Qigong – Essence of the Healing Dance”, both published by HCI Publishing (the “Chicken Soup for the Soul” people.) Francesco’s interest in complementary medicine goes back to the mid-1970s when he left university as a premed student under full scholarship and went to study in Hawaii with a renowned 81 yearold doctor trained in integrative Eastern healing and known for his extraordinary medical results. Francesco Garripoli lived in China for years during an intensive study of martial arts and Traditional Chinese Medicine modalities, including acupuncture and Qigong. While there he produced and directed the one-hour documentary titled “Qigong – Ancient Chinese Healing for the 21st Century,” which airs nationwide across the PBS Television network. for more information please contact us... In Oakland County: 248-332-1281 Wayne County 734-591-3530

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Healing Relationships Relationships are potent teachers; they mirror people back to themselves in ways that are as mysterious as dreams and often as hard to understand. But like dreams, if we pay attention to them, we can see ourselves in important and valuable ways. Let’s take a look at the dynamic of relationships; what we can learn from them and how we can heal them. Meditate for a moment on the people in your life; notice where they provide comfort as well as the places where they rub you uncomfortably. Here are your mirrors, what do they tell you about yourself? A mirror is an opposite reflection, and often what you get from others is confusing because of that. So if someone makes you feel badly about yourself, what the mirror may be saying to you is that you need to love yourself more. It presents a challenge to rise to

us very uncomfortable and in some cases, we can feel more alone than when we actually are alone.

that situation and be truer and stronger in yourself. Think of it as a workout gym -when you need to gain strength you use the opposition the other person provides to strengthen yourself. If someone brings out the aggressor in you, it might be an opportunity to learn to love yourself more so you won’t need to project your negativity onto others, or to deal with old anger and frustrations through healing work. It could also be an opportunity to align your power with a higher purpose and direct that energy toward your own growth or in service. We seek relationships for comfort and companionship, but they can also make

Relationships work most powerfully for our soul development and growth. Where there is no growth in a primary relationship, it begins to break down. Often where a relationship needs to grow there will arise feelings of irritation, anger or separation. You can use these opportunities to ask yourself what elements of your true self have you been neglecting in order to be comfortable in your relationship. If you will allow those aspects of self to blossom despite the resistance, in a good relationship, that independent growth will make the relationship stronger. No one can fill all the needs of another and no person can abandon their self without self-damaging. Each partner can benefit by being their own self as fully as possible so they bring all of their self to their own life. Then they have more aliveness to invest in the areas where their partnership really

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blossoms. This creates a dynamic and interesting relationship which can continually grow and inspire. As a healer, I love looking at the dynamics of relationships. I see the ways that two opposites attract and create between them a sense of one whole. At first this can be comfortable and feel right, but over time it often becomes oppressive. Where one person is strong, the other is weak and vice versa. People begin to resent the strength or weakness of the other. They can feel stuck in either role. However, if the weaker person will persevere in becoming strong, or the strong can back-off and make room for the weaker to grow, in a good relationship the other person will adjust over time to accommodate that change and even find it to be a relief. Not everyone is able to change, and that is a risk that you take when you grow within a relationship. However, don’t give up at the first sign of resistance. Love yourself and your partner and reassure them that you are growing so there is more of you to love; not to overpower or abandon the other, but to be a better partner.

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I love working with couples and families to help everyone flourish within these relationships. Using my intuitive gifts, I offer a loving perspective on the dynamics they are reacting to and help everyone realize more of their true selves. Looking back through each person’s lifetime we see where they have been wounded and how those wounds are limiting their ability to be close in the present situation. We can address karmic lessons and soul contracts, smoothing the way for issues to resolve and people to relax. They can begin to respond in new ways within the present and their relationships begin to live up to their great potential. One great lesson of any relationship is learning when to stay in it, and when to let it go. A key I have found is that where no growth is possible, it may be time to move on. Another is the joy quotient -- how much joy does your relationship generate compared to the amount of negativity you experience? Think of your relationship as an investment. You have been given this life, like a savings account. What is the best way for you to invest that abundance? What is the path that your personal

growth requires of you and which will pay you the greatest dividend of soul development and growth? Balance that with your need for comfort and security, of course. There are no simple answers because everyone has different soul contracts and there are as many ways to do relationships as there are people. One person’s restriction is another person’s growth. Through meditation, prayer and healing it becomes clear over time just when to stay and when to go. Making these hard choices you learn to trust yourself and that is possibly the greatest single gift for you to develop. Eve Wilson Since 1986 Eve has been the Director of the Healer Development Program, a full time UCM Healer Practitioner and trainer of healers, She works with a person’s aura and higher consciousness to assist their evolution and heal the cause of issues. She works actively with planetary healing and ascension. www. for information and The Weekly Word Healing & Ascension Blog. Eve: 734-780-7635 or

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My Weight is Out of Control… Parasites may be the cause… A large majority of the American population is overweight and in declining health not because of overeating or a lack of exercise, but because they have parasites. You might ask yourself, “What is a parasite?” A parasite is an organism that lives off the host, the host being you or me. The parasite lives a parallel life inside our bodies, feeding off our own energy, our own cells and stealing nutrition from the food you eat (so that your body never feels like it has had enough to eat) and they create a buildup of toxic waste in your intestines. Parasites are even living off our health supplements we use, thus diminishing their effectiveness. “In recent medical studies it’s been estimated that 85% of all Americans have at least one form of parasites living in their bodies. Some authorities feel this figure may be as high as 95%. Parasites are a major cause of obesity since they deprive the body of proper nutrients and leave us only empty calories as leftovers. The body also starts craving more and more food as it is starved for the ever-so-needed vitamins and nutrients. You might be asking… ”What kind of parasites are we talking about?” Well let me tell you there are over a 2000 different kinds of parasites, ranging from microscopic to several-feet-long tapeworms. Contrary to popular belief, parasites are NOT restricted to our colon alone, but can be found in other parts of the body; the lungs, the liver, in the muscles and joints, in the esophagus, the brain, the skin and even the eyes! They can cause problems throughout the body…. But; let’s stay focused on how they can cause weight gain. 14

The parasites that can cause the most problems are the tapeworms. These parasites are found in highest concentrations in commercial pork products (bacon, ham, hot dogs, cold cuts, pork chops, etc.). Beef, chicken, lamb and even fish are contaminated.” Mature tapeworms grow in size up to 33 feet within the gastrointestinal tract and can release as many as one million eggs per day. Tapeworms live inside their host for years, migrating throughout the body and invading vital tissues and organs. Because tapeworms do not have digestive tracts, they steal nourishment from their host by absorbing partially digested substances. If you think that’s bad…. Listen to this….. They hook their head into the intestinal wall and their “tails,” which consist almost entirely of reproductive organs, release eggs that hatch into larva that can move through the bloodstream to other organs…. Now we have many of these parasites sucking the nutrients out of us, releasing toxins and creating a whole lot of problems….. Probably the worst tapeworm is the Fish Tapeworm. It causes anemia and water retention, as well as weight gain, as it makes you (the host) uncontrollably hungry. The Pork Tapeworms infect individuals that have eating under-cooked and contaminated pork. These can come in the form of fresh ham, fresh sausage, or smoked ham and sausage. The parasite larva develops in the muscle and spreads through the nervous system into other organs, eventually attaching itself to the upper small intestines. It is believed that this tapeworm causes extreme conflict to the host, the human being, when the parasite larva invades muscle, eyes or even the brain. Some of the other common symptoms caused by parasites are eating more than normal, but still being hungry, itchy ears, nose, or anus (small parasites exit the body in the late evening when the body is detoxing). These are often a sign of a severe parasite infestation.

Other possible symptoms of parasites are: problems with the menstrual cycle in woman, sexual dysfunction in men, like lack of interest and even erectile dysfunction. Several physical and mental symptoms of chronic fatigue or general weakness can result. These include lack of concentration, difficulty with memory, feeling lethargic, weak or sluggish, lack of motivation, apathy, depression, slow reflexes or flu-like symptoms. The following may also be signs of a parasite invasion: asthma, bad breath, diabetes, migraines and, as incredible as it may sound, even the biggest killers: heart disease and cancer. Now ask yourself…. are you gaining weight and may be diabetic with no interest in doing anything but staying home feeling sluggish and depressed, moody and apathetic about what’s going on in this world, with no sexual interest and if you’re a man suffering with erectile dysfunction ...well all this could change by ridding yourself of these parasites…. You could re-write your life as… getting out and about and losing that weight, becoming slim and trim, having lots of energy, restoring that love connection and living a wonderful life… God Bless, Dr. Michael D. Reggish, D.C., N.D. A Certified Holistic Wellness Doctor, Naturopathic Doctor, Chiropractor, Clinical Nutritionist and Applied Kinesiologist. Founder of the Reggish Holistic Wellness Clinic at 31586 Schoolcraft Rd in Livonia with over 32 years Clinical experience helping patients enjoy optimal health using all natural organic herbs, supplements and organic foods. Call 734-427-7110 and visit

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They read about it… They called about it… They tried the program... Well folks the results are in: Here’s what they had to say: Last month I read what Dr Reggish of the Reggish Holistic Wellness Clinic had to say about his weight lost programs. I decided to do his nutritional wellness program where for $45 the Doc tests you for food allergies, toxic metals, chemicals, parasites, fungus, bacteria and viruses. I had no idea what was going on in my body. I started Dr Reggish’s program and to my amazement in just one week I lost 14.5 lbs. I stayed away from the foods I was allergic to and took a few herbs to help get rid of the toxic metals, chemicals and parasites. The weight just fell off. I can’t believe how easy it is to lose this weight. My friends are shocked and three of them have started the program. Oh, one more thing my sugar cravings were gone completely in just one day. This is a miracle. God Bless you Dr Reggish. -T.B. Royal Oak, MI The Reggish Holistic Wellness Clinic

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To check out this program and purchase it at wholesale prices go to: www.drreggish. then contact our office to get Dr. Reggish’s version of how to do the Isagenix program to maximize your weight loss. I was referred to Dr. Reggish because I’ve had fibromyalgia (pain throughout the whole body) for 15 years now. I’m on morphine for the pain. I have chronic fatigue that keeps me in bed more than out of bed. I had disc surgery on my lower back two years ago... I still have pain there that never goes away. My migraine headaches last for days at a time. I needed to lose about 30 pounds. I was hoping that Dr Reggish might be able to help. I have been reading about Dr Reggish for over 2 years now and thought its time to give him a chance. I wish I hadn’t waited so long. The first time I went in to see Dr Reggish he did a chiropractic adjustment and was able to get rid of my horrific migraine in just a few minutes. My fibro pain was gone in one treatment and my disc pain was reduced by 75 %. He did his nutritional testing on me and in just 5 days now I’ve lost 10.5 lbs on his program. I still can’t believe how good I feel after so many years of suffering. If you’re suffering and feeling hopeless, all I can say is try Dr. Reggish once and you will be thankful you did. Go into his office and talk to his patients. You won’t believe the success stories. Dr Reggish is passionate about his work. Thank you Dr Reggish. -Kate B. Romeo, MI

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I was referred to Dr. Reggish from a friend. I just wasn’t feeling good at all and I was hoping that Dr Reggish could help. I had lost about 100 lbs with bariatric surgery but the weight loss just stopped. I was at a dead-end. For 3 months I couldn’t even lose a pound. My knees were killing me. The doctors said it was bone on bone and that I needed replacement surgery. I went to see if Dr Reggish could help. Dr Reggish is a Chiropractor and a Clinical Nutritionist. He examined me and said that the knees were out of alignment. He adjusted my knees and I couldn’t believe how much of the pain was gone. They felt 80% better in just one treatment. The next day after another treatment, my knees didn’t hurt at all. I can’t believe that I almost got surgery that I didn’t need. Also in just 3 days I’ve lost 9 ½ pounds doing Dr Reggish’s Isagenix program. It’s a simple program to follow and I’m not hungry at all. I’m so happy I found Dr. Reggish. Not only that, he’s one funny doctor that makes you feel welcome. -K. D. Canton, MI June 2013

In our office we do nutritional testing for Parasites, Major Food Allergies and Immune Challenges (Viruses, Bacteria, and Fungus) also Heavy Metals and Toxic Chemicals. All of these tests are done for a single fee of $45. With these tests we can identify and determine what other factors are contributing to your health concerns. God Bless, Dr. Michael D. Reggish, D.C., N.D. Certified Holistic Wellness Doctor, Naturopathic Doctor, Chiropractic Physician, Clinical Nutritionist and Applied Kinesiologist. Cranial Sacral Therapist. Founder of the Reggish Holistic Wellness Clinic in Livonia with over 32 years clinical experience helping patients enjoy optimal health using all natural organic herbs, supplements and organic foods and homeopathic remedies. Call us at: 734-427-7110 and visit our website at:

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Energizing Dad Throughout my 30+ years in practice, I’ve noticed several reoccurring themes as people talk about their families. One of the themes is about absent fathers. Whether these fathers were truly absent or just busy working long hours or multiple jobs, traditional fathers of the past were often invisible. Similar to today’s parents who often work long hours to create a good life for their children, they were exhausted after work. Memories of family life tended to be wrapped around mothers who did most of the parenting. In the past, we may not have thought too much about this scenario. But because most parents want to raise happy, successful kids without being too tired to enjoy them, grandparents want to help their children become better parents, teachers know it’s easier to teach healthy kids, and we all want to live in a healthier, happy world, it’s time to take a closer look to see how things could be better. As if matching the energy levels of children isn’t enough, parenting is a job that doesn’t have sick days. In addition to the basic energy deficits our parents had from working just to make ends meet, we are also dealing with an ever increasing chemical load on our bodies which further robs us of our energy. Factor in the decreased quality of modern day food which is unable to fuel our greater energy demands and we have a recipe for disaster. Today’s processed food has a long shelf life and is short on nutrition. The most nutritious substances are things that feed the microbes as well as feeding us. When we starve the microbes, we starve ourselves. This means that when preservatives are added to foods to give them longer shelf lives by preventing development of mold and/or mildew, nutrition is considerably compromised. 16

To obtain enough nutrition these days, you’ll have to find real food. Although even large warehouse stores such as Costco stock many good items based on consumer demands, it may be awhile before you can get enough real food from regular stores. Until then, most real food will come from gardens, farmer’s markets, food co-ops, CSA’s, and other places of business that value good nutrition. In my office, I even stock raw, local honey and a special type of coconut oil that’s hard to find because these foods are so important. Although shopping for superior nutritious foods may be a new experience, the rewards will be incredible. You can expect to have more energy, feel better, and even look better. By eating real, whole foods, including free range organic meats and fresh, organic vegetables, we are creating good energy for ourselves as well as the rest of the world. Another way to improve health and increase energy involves the addition of whole food supplements. The supplements needed are not chemicals, nor are they crystallized forms of substances previously found in foods which have sometimes been referred to as vitamins and Minerals. You will do best and save money in the long run if you have help from someone who is knowledgeable and experienced in the field of whole food supplements. I’m always amazed to see how many inferior supplements exist in the over the counter market. These so-called vitamins contain incomplete nutrients that require other stored nutrition from your body to be used so that they are not toxic to you. This is just the opposite of good whole food supplements that don’t steal from your body. An important energy enhancing whole food nutrient is the B vitamin complex. This supplement may be tricky to find though as many of the B complex vitamins are manufactured from coal tar

in Ohio and shipped around the world where they are relabeled under many different brand names. While you may initially experience a lift in energy if you were to take this, artificial supplements don’t have the capacity to heal your body. Another major area relating to energy has to do with those amazing and unique cells in your body called mitochondria. Mitochondria are the cells that build the energy packs called ATP’s that keep our bodies energized. They are the only cells with a different DNA than the rest of you, and you inherit this energy dynamo from your mother. With the kind of energy so many mothers seem to have these days, this may be fortunate for many of us. Obtaining and drinking healthy water is also important. If you don’t have clean source of well water or spring water, most likely you will be drinking some type of processed water. Although purifying this water is helpful, many chemicals aren’t eliminated with most purification systems or filters. One of these harmful chemicals is fluoride. Fluoride destroys approximately 50% of the DNA of our mitochondria. Excess stress is another major competitor in the battle for energy. It has an adverse effect on the adrenal glands, parotid gland, thymus gland, pancreas, spleen, and the large intestines. Extensively researched and documented by the famous medical researcher, Hans Seleye, stress tears down several of our major organs. But even before organs begin to break down, the production of the primary hormones from the male or female sex glands processed by the hypothalamus and pituitary glands are negatively affected. This is extremely important because the hypothalamus and pituitary glands run the adrenal glands and other lower organs to produce energy and handle stressors. Fortunately, we have incredible supplements to rebuild these glands and to help them to stay

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operating at an optimal level. With everything going on in today’s world, it’s easy to see why energy levels are plummeting, especially for parents. But remember, it’s never too late to get started on the journey to better health. I can assure you that it will be worth it, and your family may even thank you! Come to my workshop on July 17, to learn more about stress, energy, the adrenal glands, and how to balance all of the hormones affected by stress. Happy Father’s Day!

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The Higher Self Structure How would you like to tap into a very wise, all knowing intelligence that always has your best interest in mind and loves you unconditionally? We all have this energy, yet many are not aware of it or know that they can learn to access it. Dr. Richard Gerber (1954 – 2007), author of, Vibrational Medicine, refers to it as the “Super Conscious mind that understands the predicaments of our lives, even when consciously we don’t.” According to Gerber, “The Higher Self holds the solutions to many of our problems because it’s able to see from a perspective that goes beyond the mundane day-to-day obstacles that we encounter. The Higher Self is also aware when we’re holding ourselves back from our true potential.” Through hypnosis and learning the art of self-hypnosis, we can strengthen our energy vibration. As this vibration continues to increase, we begin to fine tune that alignment with our Higher Self and in so doing, the channel (the way we receive, feel and sense our Higher Self) becomes a lot clearer and more precise. When we are born, we all have that link with the higher consciousness of our Higher Self. It is through our physical development through childhood that we basically forget that this link exists because we are not working with it regularly. In some ways, it is like going to the gym. If we are not exercising regularly, we tend to lose and forget the benefits. The more we communicate with the Higher Self, the stronger the communication link becomes, and then it’s easier to connect directly with our Higher Self. The Higher Self link is one that we initiate prior to birth and is part of each and every one of us. It is also the most natural alignment in our family structure on a spiritual level. Linking with our Higher Self is like getting to know someone new, as perhaps you did when you first became aware that you had a spirit guide. It is a reawakening and a re-acquainting with that familiar energy and the memory of a Higher Self that was part of our being long before we were born.

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The benefits in working with our Higher Self are endless. By communicating with our Higher Self we are able to step out of our own perspective and see the world as a bigger picture. It gives us a better view of things by expanding our vision before we make a decision. We are often able to see more than just one potential. By bringing the Higher Self link into our physical life and aligning with it, we begin a journey of discovery of inner balance and inner peace. There is nothing more harmonious than being in alignment with our self on all levels -- and we achieve this by working with our Higher Self link. The only time we may have problems with communicating with our Higher Self is when we are having difficulty communicating with our self. When we do not want to see something, we are limiting our perspective -- we do not want to have an understanding. In other words, when we do not want to communicate with our self, we will always have difficulty communicating with the Higher Self. It is during these times that we need to verbalize to our Higher Self an appreciation that they are there and ask them to help us. We can say, “Even though I do not presently sense, feel or relate to the fact that you are communicating with me, please help me get through this period and be open to the understanding that I need.” In asking for help we will always get it. Even if we do not clearly receive an answer when talking to our Higher Self, we are guaranteeing that we will get their answer in some form, and they will work for us for whatever we have asked them to help us with. None of the above is meant to replace, ignore or negate religious beliefs. Prayer is when we talk, meditation is when we listen. Cheryl Beshada and Frank Garfield are owners and instructors of Clinical Hypnosis Institute and teach Past Life Regression, Etheric Plane, and Higher Self Awareness as part of their state licensed curriculum. They are offering a two-part workshop, “Connect with Your Higher Self” on Friday evenings, June 7th and 14th. Call (586) 751-7500 for more information.

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Stress is a Double Edged Sword Stress is a double edged sword. It can propel you into action or it can paralyze you and rob you of a good life. It can give you energy, or make you anxious and depressed. Knowing what stress is and how stress affects you can be the deciding factor as to which way it goes. You can choose action, resolution of the stress, happiness, health and wealth or inaction, continuation of the stress, misery, disease and loss. I have been in the business of helping people recover from pain and loss for over thirty years. I learned early that stress makes everything worse and without effective management it will rob a person of quality in life. Miss-handled stress delay will or prohibit recovery and healing and contribute to or cause the great majority if not all diseases. Certainly in my practice stress “management” has been so important, we call it “stress healing”. When “stress healing” is employed, the bodies self healing mechanisms come back into “the swing of life”. Stress management has traditionally focused on reducing the effect of Stress on the body by practices to relax the body, such as yoga, meditation, and biofeedback. As an Osteopath, I am trained to get to the root of a problem, and although helpful, relaxation techniques was never enough. To go beyond that, and to discover root causes of stress, I began using my biofeedback equipment in a reverse fashion. In conversation with a patient attached to a biofeedback device, I would look for what words and tones would increase the stress response. Further analysis of these areas would allow us the to discover the key causes of a stress response. Handling that “key cause” resulted in a far superior and more permanent response to other treatments for the patients chronic pain. June 2013

When you are facing a stress, your body makes the “energy” needed to handle the stressful situation. How you handle this energy determines how the “stress” affects you. It determines how well the outcome favors your “survival” vs “demise”. The more you can move that energy out of the body the more likely the outcome will be in your favor. The more you “resist”, the more you internalize that energy and become less able to carry out the necessary actions to optimize the situation. The internalized energy causes the feeling of being stressed, strained, drained and injured, as it literally distorts your metabolism and self healing mechanisms (homeostatic load). Homeostatic load is the cause of a high percentage of all illnesses and makes all disease and discomfort worse. Feelings are key to the problem of stress. Every feeling is real and personal. No one ever has had the exact same feeling that you are having right now. In that feeling is the answer to your questions and the knowledge of what is right for you now! (What you think or believe about that feeling may not be true however!) Feelings are treacherous and can control what we do and say without further thought, which usually leads to poor outcomes. If we can understand our feelings better than we can use them more effectively to get what we want out of life and not suffer the consequences of a life overstressed. Feelings can be more easily understood and handled by understanding the anatomy or structure of feelings. Feelings can be divided into three parts; one part emotion (physical energy created by the body for motion), one part “thought”, and one part you! I consider you to be a spiritual being, in essence and in reality. You have a mind and a body but no owners manual. Your body makes energy I’ll call emotion. It travels through the body and causes motion in the body (metabolic and behavioral). It’s path is dictated by thought (energy

follows thought). Your feelings are your experience of this basic process. Your body making energy to survive and thrive in face of present circumstances, moving according to your thinking, especially beliefs and attitude, creating actions (behaviors), sensations, new thoughts, re-stimulation of old thoughts and beliefs, more emotions, and more feelings. The only part of stress that hurts you is the unexpressed emotion. Rule of thumb: allow yourself to feel whatever your feeling in order to let it go. It’s all about letting go. There is nothing you can let go of that you really need. Letting go makes room for more. More feelings, more understanding, more emotion, more energy, more joy, more breath, more life. With a little bit of knowledge and practice, you can turn any stressful situation into a positive outcome experience that makes you stronger, happier and more successful. Keith Barbour D.O. teaches Wholistic Manual Medicine classes to Massage Therapists and other bodywork professionals and is approved by the NCBTMB . He is the owner of Rehabilitation Specialists and the Center for Progressive Health & Wellness located at 975 S. Monroe St. Monroe, Mi 48161 (734) 241-0560.

A MILLION TO ONE A man trying to understand the nature of God asked him: “God, how long is a million years to you?” God answered, “A million years is like a minute.” Then the man asked, “God, how much is a million dollars to you?” And God replied, “A million dollars is like a penny.” Finally the man asked, “God, could you give me a penny?” And God said, “In a minute!” P a g e 19

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Rasayana Chikitsa When I started learning Ayurveda, the first hurdle was to learn the language in which all ancient Ayurveda scriptures are written. Ayurveda has been documented in the then spoken language in India, Sanskrit. Sanskrit is the mother language of most Eurasian languages. I found it very challenging initially to learn this language, even though there are many similarities between it and my mother tongue, Marathi. The script is the same and many words are descended from Sanskrit to Marathi, but most of my exposure to Sanskrit was limited to prayers and shlokas recited every evening at home. However, as I started learning this language and noticing its beauty, I saw that it is simple in its own terms as not much explanation is needed if you have a good understanding of grammar. A single word explains a lot of meaning and that made sense. I am sharing this because in this and many of my previous articles, there are many Sanskrit words. The title of this article also contains three Sanskrit words. The word, Rasayana is derived from two Sanskrit fundamental aspirates - Rasa and Aayana. The literal meaning of Rasa is, ‘essence of something’ – anything ingested in the body in the form of food or medicine is first re–synthesized into Rasa dhatu, which is plasma tissue that is the essence of food. Aayana means ‘path’, the pathway through which one can nourish all the seven bodily tissues (plasma, blood, muscle tissue, fat tissue, bone tissue, bone marrow, and reproductive tissue). Rasayana literally means, ‘to enter into the Rasa dhatu (plasma) and thereby to kindle bodily fire, Agni’. This concept of Rasayana is based upon two principles - conservation and transmutation of energy. Rasayana preserves our vital energies so that they can be increased up to a point at which they can bring an inner transformation or revitalization. Chikitsa means, ‘healing or therapy’, -- following certain lifestyle changes, food changes, giving one’s self time for certain kinds of Ayurvedic herbal therapies that help in detoxification, and improving the cellular function. Every science has a unique approach towards healing. Ayurveda focuses more on prevention, preaches a disciplined approach for individuals and social lifestyles, and emphasizes a controlled intake to the body and mind such as food, emotions and exposure to false imaginations - Vaasana. Ayurveda provides the knowledge to take care of one’s self in physical as well as psychological aspects. Rasayana Chikitsa is one of the tools and methods in the Ayurveda’s tool box of maintaining health. With this method we can start taking steps towards healthier living. It improves physical, mental and ethical qualities of life, and restores youth June 2013

and physical strength by providing nourishment to bodily tissues through improved metabolism and circulation, resulting in an improved complexion of skin. Rasayana provides relaxation to the mind which reduces stress on the physical systems and helps create a natural joyous state of mind. According to Ayurvedic science, when we consume food, it goes through a process of digestion and then nourishes each of the above mentioned bodily tissues. If the metabolic function of that specific tissue is not in its optimal state, that tissue will not get nourished properly and may show signs and symptoms of weakness, imbalance, pain, inflammation or heaviness in that particular area. For example, if the metabolic fire (dhatu agni) of muscle tissue is weak, it won’t be able to absorb the nutrients that nourish the muscle tissue, hence, it leaves the muscle tissue depleted. The undigested food essence can cause obstructions in the channel and obstruct the functioning of the doshas (vata, pitta, and kapha) which may lead to muscle weakness, pain, inflammation, fatigue or wasting. Rasayana chikitsa incorporates the help of herbs, massages, steams, dry scrubs, local application of hot packs, and oil baths (Pinda swedana) which release toxins, strengthen the muscle tissue, improves circulation and gives relaxation. Shirodhara is a unique therapy used for relaxation of mind and body. A yogic asana regimen is always incorporated to improve physical posture and mind awareness. The vital force of life - breath - is integrated into the exercises to reach optimal capacity of breathing. This controlled breathing is called “Pranayama.” Food plays a major role in health. During Rasayana chikitsa, it is suggested that we follow a certain Ayurvedic meal plan that includes food that is lighter in characteristics from the digestion point of view, like khichadi (rice and moog beans cooked with spices) with lots of vegetables, preferably steamed. This is a very soothing diet and does not overload the digestive system. The spices included aid in digestion and take care of the release of “ama “(toxins), which causes imbalance. Who can do Rasayana? Anyone who is ready to take charge of his or her own health and is determined to put effort into incorporating changes in lifestyle, exercise, and are willing to devote some time for self. An ethical regimen is necessary during the Rasayana therapy in order to assure the proper rejuvenation of the mind, to go along with that of the body. Beena Vesikar, Ayurvedacharya (B.A.M& S) and Ayurveda Vachaspati (Kaya chikitsa) Beena received her Bachelors and Masters degree in Ayurveda from University of Pune in India. She is a founder of Beayurvedic Wellness Center in Farmington MI, which offers wellness consultations, Ayurvedic therapies and workshops. Visit for more information.

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Tanzanite facilitates communication with the spirit world. The Celtics used this stone to aid in decision making regarding leadership positions in the tribe. It helps us understand the wonders that exist on other planes. It gets us in touch with the gifts within ourselves. It can be used to treat skin disorders, and issues relating to the eyes. It is said to help with spinal alignment and may restore consciousness if someone is in a coma. Tanzanite calms overactive adrenals and hyperactive thyroid glands. Tanzanite is a beautiful stone. Its beauty is seen as a reflection of the beauty within the viewer. It is good to wear this stone since it supports and facilitates the “awakening” of the higher self in addition to stimulating the “awakening” of those who see it. Tanzanite works on the auric field by elevating the consciousness to a higher state. Tanzanite is one of the Twelve Synergy Stones (more on this next month) and harmonizes with Quartz, Ruby Zoisite and Larimar. This is a “must have” stone for psychotherapists; intuitives and others who help interpret or put meaning to the emotional experiences of others. This stone is truly beautiful and powerful and brings many gifts to the owner. Pat Krajovic, Co-founder and Director of BodyWorks Healing Center and Global Breath Institute in Plymouth, MI, is a nationally certified massage therapist with advanced training in alternative healing techniques. She was “Best of the Best” for Healing Stone Massage, Allure Magazine. She has taught breathwork in Europe and U.S. Call: 734-416-5200

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Some Money for Daddy

The man came home from work late again, tired and irritated, to find his 5 year old son waiting for him at the door. “Daddy, may I ask you a question?” “Yeah sure son, what is it?” replied the man. “Daddy, how much money do you make an hour?” “That’s none of your business! What makes you ask such a thing?” the man said angrily. “I just want to know. Please tell me, how much do you make an hour?” pleaded the little boy. “If you must know, I make $20.00 an hour.” “Oh,” the little boy replied, head bowed. Looking up, he said, “Daddy, may I borrow $10.00 please?” The father was furious. “If the only reason you wanted to know how much money I make is just so you can borrow some to buy a silly toy or some other nonsense, then you march yourself straight to your room and go to bed. Think about why you’re being so selfish. I work long, hard hours every day and don’t have time for such childish games.” The little boy quietly went to his room and shut the door. The man sat down and started to get even madder about the little boy’s questioning. ‘How dare he ask such questions only to get some money?’ After an hour or so, the man had calmed down, and started to think he may have been a little hard on his son. Maybe there was something he really needed to buy with that $10.00, and he really didn’t ask for money very often. The man went to the door of the little boy’s room and opened the door. “Are you asleep son?” he asked. “No daddy, I’m awake,” replied the boy. “I’ve been thinking,” he said to his son. “Maybe I was too hard on you earlier. It’s been a long day and I took my aggravation out on you. Here’s that $10.00 you asked for.” The little boy sat straight up, beaming. “Oh, thank you Daddy!” he yelled. Then, reaching under his pillow, he pulled out some more crumpled up bills. The little boy slowly counted out his money, then looked up at the man. The man, seeing that the boy already had money, “Why did you want more money if you already had some?” the father asked. “Because I didn’t have enough yet,” he said, “but now I do.” “Daddy, I have $20.00 now. Can I buy an hour of your time?” - Author Unknown

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Spring Clean You Spring is here! Flowers are blooming and temperatures are warming. Just as you clean your home in the spring, you need to help cleanse your body. The liver is the organ responsible for detoxifying all the chemicals that you are exposed to through your diet, water, personal care products and the environment. Your amazing liver performs 500 functions. One of its main jobs is to neutralize all the toxins that your body is exposed to. The liver stores toxins in body fat if it cannot handle and eliminate them. This creates unwanted body fat that is difficult to get rid of. The liver is an efficient fat burning organ, but when overloaded with toxins, it cannot burn fat, resulting in unwanted weight gain. The overload of chemical toxins damages the digestive system. The toxins leak from the damaged gut into the body, where the liver has to remove them. The liver becomes overloaded, attempting to detoxify all the toxins. When not eliminated, the toxins are returned to the gut, causing more damage. Leaky gut is the result of toxic overload. Some common leaky gut symptoms are indigestion, spring allergies/sinus congestion, poor absorption, fatigue, food allergies, and autoimmune reactions. Fortunately, leaky gut can be repaired with specific customized, nutritional support. The solution to reducing toxic load is to help the liver cleanse itself. The liver is located under the rib cage on the front right side of your body. Every spring the liver attempts to detoxify. Indications that the liver needs help are symptoms like right upper back pain, right shoulder pain, right sided headaches, and indigestion or discomfort over the liver. There are several ways to help cleanse the liver. The nutrients and fiber from fruits, vegetables, June 2013

and particularly organic sprouts of cruciferous vegetables aid in the liver detox process. Beets, onions, garlic, asparagus, broccoli, and radishes are just a few of the foods that assist in liver detoxification. If eating these foods causes digestive distress, there are gentler ways to help your liver detoxify using “living water”, herbs and homeopathic remedies. Detox herbs have been used by many Indian cultures, including yellow dock, dandelion and milk thistle. These and homeopathics can help improve liver function. “Living water” has been used in Oriental cultures for almost 40 years to improve digestion, liver function and elimination. Spring is the best time to cleanse your body. All native cultures around the world have spring rituals involving body cleansing to eliminate toxins that have been stored during the winter. There are many physician supervised detoxification and cleansing programs available to help your body become cleaner on the inside. Dr. Carol Ann Fischer, B.S., D.C., N.D. owns TLC Holistic Wellness in Livonia. She has provided holistic and nutritional recommendations using “living water” & whole food supplements for 28 years as a practicing chiropractor, naturopath-wellness consultant. Visit www.TLCHolisticWellness. com for more information and free public workshop dates, or call (734) 664-0339.

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Radiant Joy On some level, we have all made agreements to suffer. Don’t think so? Have you ever had a moment when you began to feel happy and then bam! -- a looming thought pops in? Why can’t we let it be all right, to be all right? Why has joy become an elusive feeling that we think can only happen when some condition is met, in deep meditation, or when some goal is achieved? Radiant joy is possible for you right here, right now. If you are willing to see it, every event is serving you in some way, life is always for you, and Creation-God has your back. Remember you are love, joy, power, and you are waking up to that every day. Your inner alignment with love, ‘plugs’ you into the universal love and energy that supports you always. Miracles are not random acts, but rather a normal part of consciously loving yourself and others. There is a Divine Order, Grace, which is also called an, ‘Organizing Principle’ that you can immediately tap into, by loving yourself and forgiving. You live in the world of your choosing. At any moment you can forgive, let go and experience a different reality. You can argue the details, analyze your behavior, and hold onto the story, OR you can open up to infinite potential. Loving yourself and another moves you out of the illusions of lack, fear and limitation. Haven’t you experienced finally letting go of ’the story’ and then asking yourself, “Why was I so upset?” Love transcends the duality and quantum leaps you into the realm of the answer. Stay in the realm of the answer for a loved one, co-workers and the world, and you now have served your purpose on the planet. Your joy and alignment with love is the greatest gift you can give to your family. Your 26

mind may argue, “But my loved one is sick,” or “The world is suffering.” We believe participating in the chaos gives us some form of control and/or we think we are being unloving if we don’t feel the hurt with a loved one. If you internally participate in the suffering you are empowering the very problem. Love gives you the power to see the bigger picture and participation in the flow of Grace. When you are in a state of peace and joy, anyone that holds you as object of their attention benefits. In your inner alignment you become a living benediction of what is possible. Your worry hurts yourself and others. Worry is believing the negative is possible. Why not believe in the good? Why not use that mental energy to be an energetic tuning fork of good for all those around you? The past only defines the future, if you hold onto it. Claim your inner authority to be happy. Courageously ask yourself, “Who’s permission are you waiting for to be happy?” You are whole, complete, and a talented and beautiful child of Creation right now. Are you done letting some goal, harsh words, or doctrine limit your ability to be a living example of Love on the planet? We rehearse for tragedy. We are waiting for ‘the other shoe to fall’, so we tamper down our joy in the moment. Be aware of your internal ‘joy alarm’. Breathe in the joy-filled moments; let those moments be your new internal energetic set point.

You can only fly as high as you are willing to fall. We lower our expectations thinking it will prevent feeling disappointed. The problem is, you usually get what you expect. If you aim high and dream big, you may have some missteps. Consciously and compassionately move through your disappointment. What you feel without adding self attack or shame to, will release. If you are not letting the full intensity and awesome-ness of YOU to be expressed now, you are feeling that disappointment in the present moment. Perfection is an illusion created by fear. We believe if we are ‘perfect enough’ we won’t be judged and will avoid some type of hurt. This is not true. In fact, trying to avoid hurt brings the hurt into the present moment. You are always growing. Growth and expansion are why you are here on the planet. We are meant to have fear, insecurities and lessons until the day we die. Learning about yourself, life and God-Love is an adventure. If you believe in an ‘end point’ or perfection, you will see every lesson that arises in your life as a failure. Stop. Accept that you are always learning no matter your age, degrees or roles you play. Accept this and you will get to enjoy your life rather than suffer through each challenge. On a spiritual level you are perfect. Accept your humanity and you will realize your always present, awesome divinity. Stop trying to fix and improve yourself. You are only empowering your suffering. Accept that you are amazing, whole and loved now AND THEN take actions of self nurturing, (healing, exercise, etc.). I begin all sessions and retreats with this intent: “You are already healed, already divine and you are simply uncovering what is already there.” Trying to fix what is not broken is insanity. You have

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Stress Reduction During Tough Times. Attitudinal Healing Principle #1: The Essence of our Being is LOVE. As we go through tough times, it might appear that it is more challenging for us to stay in a peaceful place. This is the time when our Love essence is even more important to be aware of for ourselves and for other people. Attitudinal Healing is a psychological and spiritual process of changing our minds in order to reduce stress and open our hearts to love so we can give and receive support and feel more peace of mind. The 12 Principles of Attitudinal Healing are a guide for us to use, daily, even hourly, to stay out of our fear base and have more inner peace, and less stress. Principle #1 is about helping us to experience our Love essence and peace of mind. Being more mindful of our Love essence and how our body feels while in a peaceful situation or in a conflict / fear base is a way to experience our mind-body connection and our ability to choose peace and healing. Why do we want to do this? A lot of research shows that stress is a major cause of health issues and that people who make mind-body healing part of their daily habits can benefit from: stress reduction and slowing the aging process, have decreased illness, and less reliance on drugs for healing. With more inner peace we are more likely to not miss work or social activities due to mental problems such as anxiety, depression or other illnesses. Where do we start? Let’s take a look at the essence of our being, LOVE. Love Base If you will think back to a time when you saw a very young infant…do you doubt that that small child was full of love? Can you see the love in their eyes look28

ing at you or their parent? That is the essence of each of us. Essence means the core of our being or our fundamental nature…this is truly who we are…what everyone is, even if they don’t seem to act like it. We can learn “to see differently”, that love is a given, a permanent energy in the universe and in each human being; it is our natural state.

When I experience anger from another, I try to remember to open my heart and respond from my love essence (as soon as I can, sometimes that is minutes or hours later) and that can bring me inner peace. And as we see love expressed from others, it reflects our own love essence back to us, as we are all connected through LOVE.

What are some expressions of love? For example: kindness, caring, respect, honesty, being supportive, friendship, smiles, understanding, communication, listening, forgiveness, unity, etc. These are experienced when we are in our Love Base…connected to our Spirit. A thought of LOVE, then the feeling of LOVE, is where an act of LOVE begins, so thoughts of LOVE are very powerful and energetically connect us all and bring us to a more peaceful place.

Please, remember, what we focus on expands in our life. Do you want to focus on your stress? Why not focus on loving ourselves and others to find inner peace and reduce stress! And don’t forget to laugh every day! Try it!

Think Love ► Feel Love ► Act Love = Change your mind, change your life! Fear Base As we grow up, we learn to block that Love Essence through judgments and criticisms we experience and the feelings of: blame, guilt, comparisons, separation, anger, frustration, jealousy, shame, to name a few. These are all the opposite of LOVE. They are all Fear Based attitudes, that initiate undesirable actions, in ourselves or from others, which we experience when we are connected to our earthly EGO (Edging God Out). This thinking has been learned… so it can be unlearned. Practice Please do not despair because of one’s limitations on experiencing this principle to its fullest. It is a process. As we become more mindful and pay attention and stop to connect with our Spirit we strengthen our awareness of LOVE within ourselves, remembering our natural state…and can become more aware of the love essence in others, also. Try to recognize both love base and fear base actions in others which is sometimes easier to see than in our selves.

Coaching tip: Start your day with a few moments / minutes of deep breathing, opening your heart, and being in connection with loving thoughts and meditation…to experience LOVE as the intention for your day. Give 1-3 acts of LOVE every day. Thoughts of LOVE, smiles, touching, all count as acts of LOVE! And even if how you act is not readily accepted or noticed by others, it is your awareness and giving of love that matters. Affirmation: “I have the power to choose love and inner peace and embrace the light today.” No matter the question…Love is THE Answer…moment by moment! Susan Thiem has been a trainer and coach for over 15 years and is the Executive Director of the Metro Detroit Center for Attitudinal Healing which has served the Detroit community for over 20 years. They offer Free, weekly, support groups, social activities and workshops. Susan is dedicated to supporting individuals to experience inner peace through changing their minds, reducing stress, thinking positively, and trusting in their spiritual connection for guidance and wisdom. She encourages people to experience gratitude, love, peace, joy and laughing every day!

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UPCOMING Essential oils classes, consultations, Raindrop Technique. For more info or to come to a class, please call or e-mail me, Ilka Handshaw at 734 728-9332, www. New! Ascension Support Class! Clear old contracts, receive upgrades and downloads of higher levels of soul, more. Helps you ride the waves of change! Meeting every 4 weeks for 6 months. Now Enrolling Eve Wilson 734-780-7635 Now Enrolling: The Healer & Ascension Certification Course-Legal UCM Healer Practitioner Certification. 28 classes on: Aura/Chakra Reading, Clearing, Repair, Etheric Surgeons, Soul Contracts, DNA/ Heredity, Past Lives, Ascension. Unconditionally loving spiritual connections, clear boundaries, safe and effective healing of body, emotion, mind and spirit for adults, children, pets, the planet. Much More. Eve Wilson 734-780-7635 Scarlet Ibis Healing Arts. Reiki Classes/ Sessions in Farmington. Reiki is a Japanese technique used to reduce stress, resulting in relaxation that promotes healing. It is my honor to help you, to promote good health and happiness in your life. Reiki Sessions: 40-60min for $40-$60. Reiki & Meditation: 60min for $70. Reiki & Healing Attunement: 60 min for $80. Week-end Reiki Classes: July 20: Reiki I: $125. July 21: Reiki II: $175. Training Manual by William Rand Included. Greta Robbins: Usui/Tibetan & Karuna Reiki Master, RN 248-752-4440 gdardaine@

ONGOING Sunday Services! 11am All welcome! Prayers, Mantra, Mystic Visualizations, Spiritual teachings and special Blessing given by Jesus in 1958 through yogic mediumship of Dr. King, 3119 N. Campbell Rd, Royal Oak. (248) 588-0290. Sunday Temple Community Gathering, 57pm one Sunday monthly, details and dates at www.MysterySchooloftheTempleArts. com, free or by donation.  Email to register at Dakini@MysterySchooloftheTempleArts. com Dearborn Area.    


Mondays - Guided Meditation Class, $25. Warren 7pm 586.771.4569 Mondays - 8-8:15am RADIO Ready, Set, Intention The program designed to help us create and live the lives we believe are ours to enjoy! 646-378-0378 will let you listen LIVE and you can always visit the archive anytime for a refresh! Mondays - Mystic Prayer Service for World Peace and Healing. 7:55pm. The Aetherius Society. 3119 N. Campbell Road, Royal Oak (248) 588-0290 Mondays - Vinyasa Yoga with Ellen Livingston, Mondays ongoing, 5:30-7pm. All levels welcome, $15 drop-in, $10 with pass.; Ellen Livingston 734.645-3217 Tuesdays - Restorative Stretch 6:307:30pm. With Brandy Boehmer. Relax and soothe frayed nerves. Breathe movement, and meditation. Bio Energy Medical Center 3131 Professional Dr. Ann Arbor. 734 995-3200 Tuesdays - 8-8:15am RADIO Prayer-Aid: Healing the World with Power Prayer Chrissie Blaze leads us in morning prayer for a happier, healthier, safer world. www.

Wednesday - Free Reiki Share at the Balance Clinical & Holistic Massage, 3250 Coolidge Hwy, Berkley, Wednesdays from 7-9:00pm - All levels welcome. For more info 248.542.3073 Wednesday - Holistic Classes at The Sacred Age: Join our 6pm. weekly “Come & Learn” Series. Seating limited, pre-register. Only $10/class. Visit: for classes/dates. (248) 890-7838 Wednesdays - 7-8pm RADIO InTouch Interviews connects you with the Leaders, Movers and Shakers of the body mind spirit movement. Get to know “Who’s Who” and “What’s Happening” with Annette Aben and guest weekly on InTouch. Wednesday - Meditation for the Soul all levels of meditation explained and experienced. 7-8:30pm Beginners and Advanced. St. Clair Shores. Fee: $15.00. Facilitator: Paula Rowe, Sponsored by Soul Awakening Project. 586-295-0964. RSVP Please Wednesday - Women’s Living In The Heart Wisdom Group: Sharing, Exploring and Personal Growth. Awaken to your True Self, purpose and joy!  10–11:30am. 6 weeks. in Rochester. All sessions, $300 or $50 each.  855-200-SOUL Wednesday (3rd only) - Pranic Healing Clinic. Dissolve blocked energy. Effective with many illnesses. Relieve stress. Meditation Twin Hearts, 7pm.  Appointments 7:308:30pm. Must preregister. Love donation. Plymouth 734-416-5200.

Wednesdays - Experience Healing Touch, an energy based therapeutic approach to healing. Clients enjoy peace & less pain Tuesdays Evening Group Breathwork after treatment. Appts. & Walk-Ins welcome. beginners and advanced. 21810 Engle- 28650 Eleven Mile, Farmington Hills. Call: hardt , St. Clair Shores. Fee: $20. 7-9pm  248-788-5808 www.healingtouchcenter. Facilitator: Paula Rowe, Sponsor Soul info Awakening Project. 586-295-0964. RSVP please Wednesdays - Operation Prayer Power. 7:30pm. ALL warmly invited to experience Tuesdays - Slow Flow Yoga 5:15-6:15pm. and learn about a global healing Mission With Brandy Boehmer. Well-balanced and dedicated to lasting peace and healing of uplifting guided yoga class. $10 drop-in. Bio our world. (248) 588-0290 The Aetherius Energy Medical Center 3131 Professional Society, 3119 N. Campbell Rd, Royal Oak. Dr. Ann Arbor. (248) 588-0290. Tuesdays - Women’s Living In The Heart Wisdom Group: Sharing, Exploring and Personal Growth.  Awaken to your True Self, purpose and joy! 6:308pm.  6 weeks. Soulspace in Rochester. All sessions, $300 or $50 each.  855-200SOUL Tuesdays - Spiritual Healing from 7:30-9pm. By appointment only. Donations welcome. (248) 588-0290

Wednesdays - Quantum Healing Packages (Past Life Regression) 3-group sessions 7-9 PM, Plus 1 individual session now just $189. – Regularly $210. Call Phil Rosenbaum MA, Certified Hypnotherapist/Counselor 248.688.6469 Huntington Woods Wednesdays (1st & 3rd) - We will be running Access Bars® Gifting & Receiving event. 586-264-5457

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Thursday - Women’s Living In The Heart Wisdom Group: Sharing, Exploring and Personal Growth.  Awaken to your True Self, purpose and joy!  12:30–2 pm. 6 weeks. soulspace. All sessions, $300 or $50 each.  855-200-SOUL

Fridays - Slow Flow Yoga 10:15-11:15am. With Brandy Boehmer. Well-balanced and uplifting guided yoga class. $10 drop-in. Bio Energy Medical Center 3131 Professional Dr. Ann Arbor. 734 995-3200

Thursday (2nd & 4th only) - Insomnia Solutions. Group. 248-921-7922

Fridays - The Weekly Word for Healing – Smoothing the Way for Ascension. Get Eve Wilson’s wisdom, tools, insights and information for each week. The latest information on handling changes in ourselves and on the planet. Sign up for free email alerts that the Weekly Word is out, including a link to read it.

Thursday (3rd only) - Adult Star Crystal Group. 7-8:30pm; Discuss one crystal/ stone per month and meditation on that specific stone. Open forum how crystals can help you heal and enjoy life more. Plymouth, 734-416-5200. $20 Thursdays - Spiritual discourses by Barbra White, meditations, healing, 3rd Thur. 78:30pm and group discussions.8:30-9pm social time. Donation. Please call 734-455-1438 to register. Thursdays - Constellations Group forming, 3-4:30pm Liz Jelinek, Facilitator, $15/week. At Chapel Hill Clubhouse, 3350 Green Rd. Ann Arbor. Liz Jelinek 734-646-4886. Thursdays - Mindfulness Meditation Practice. Learn a system of breathing, balance, flexibility, and mental focus.  Experienced meditators 7-8:30pm $15   734-416-5200. Thursdays - Slow Flow Yoga 5:45-6:45pm. Well-balanced and uplifting guided yoga class. $10 drop-in. Bio Energy 3131 Professional Dr. Ann Arbor. 734 995-3200 Thursdays (4th only) - Free! Reiki Clinic. Experience the powerful healing effects of Reiki.  Feel it to know it! Appointment only. 7–8:30pm. Love Donation. Plymouth 734-416-5200. BodyWorks Fridays (1st only) - Sacred Drumming. 7-8:30pm. Open to everyone, free flowing drumming circle infusing Native American and Shaman ways into a community based healing group! Bring your rattles, rain sticks, flutes and drums or use ours! $25 734-416-5200. Plymouth Fridays - Kids Yoga (3-5yrs.) 9:15-10am. With Brandy Boehmer. $10 drop-in. Bio Energy Medical Center 3131 Professional Dr. Ann Arbor. 734 995-3200 Fridays - Restorative Stretch 12-1pm. With Brandy Boehmer. Relax and soothe frayed nerves. Breathe movement, and meditation. Bio Energy Medical Center 3131 Professional Dr. Ann Arbor. 734 995-3200 Fridays - Do you think your fears and suffering, the love you offer is insignificant? Get support for your purpose. 2nd & 4th Fridays 7-9. Novi. 248-921-7922.

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Saturdays - Experience Healing Touch, an energy based therapeutic approach to healing. Clients enjoy peace & less pain after treatment. Appts. & Walk-Ins welcome. 28650 Eleven Mile, Farmington Hills. For info & appt. call: 248-788-5808

DATED EVENTS 06/01 Intro to Pranic Healing, How to Heal With Your Hands. 4-5:30pm. Remarkable healings occur almost miraculously by a simple wave of the hand. Learn how to feel energy and how this amazing healing tool known as Pranic Healing is changing the world. 06/01 RADIO Live with Wendy Powers 10-11am (est) Join Detroit legend, clairvoyant counselor, Wendy as she hosts a bi-monthly program (1st & 3rd Saturdays) giving readings to YOU using NO tools at all! She is eager to share her gifts with everyone. 06/01 Reiki I Class  10am-2pm in Warren.  Learn the art of Usui Reiki Energy Healing and become attuned to access many of it’s wonderful healing benefits.  Marilyn G. Maceri, Reiki Master/Teacher  586-7743573 or for more info and to register 06/02 Max Meditation $10 June 2, 9, 16 & 30 - 1pm Contact Urban Eden 1111 at: or call: Maia at (734) 756-3764 06/03  InTouch Interviews 10-11am  Kiera Laike, the Founder of The Embodied Wellness Center shares why she has spent 30 years supporting people in self-emergence and how her center can help YOU! www. 06/03 RADIO Ready, Set, Intention 88:15am

06/04 Dr. Siera’s popular Mindfulness Meditation is back. Learn a system of breathing, balance, flexibility, and mental focus/concentration practices designed to create a total “mindbody” meditative experience. Session one: 06/04 & 06/05 - Session two: 06/11 & 06/12 - Session three: 06/18 & 06/19 from 6:30-8:30pm Each session builds on the one prior. $80 Plymouth 734-416-5200. 06/04 RADIO Prayer-Aid: Healing the World with Power Prayer 8-8:15am www. 06/04 Weekly Guided Group Meditaitons – $15 Tuesdays in June @ 7-8:30pm. Release. Renew. Rejuvenate. Soul Space springs forward with Weekly, guided group meditation classes! All are welcome. Soul Space, Rochester. 855-200-SOUL. www. 06/05 Access Bars® Gifting & Receiving – A great way to catch up with fellow Accessories and swap Bars. 7-9pm Cost: $5.00 Pre-requisite Access Bars® Class RSVP 586-264-5457 for directions. www. 06/06 - Network Spinal Analysis (NSA).6:308:30pm (FREE) presented by Dr. Lawrence Bell D.C. Discover and witness the body’s natural ability to unwind tension, and move into higher states of growth and integrity! Soul Space, Rochester. 855-200-SOUL. 06/06 RADIO Journeys in Wellness 7-8pm Host Martha D’Anna wants to bring the information that will lead each and every BODY to a life of wellness. Martha encourages YOU to call in at 646-378-0378. www. 06/06 UFOs and Close Encounters: 78:30pm. Author and paranormal experiencer Tony Sivalelli will open your mind as he explores: science, technology, parapsychology, UFOs, and more. Have your own unexplained story? Share it afterwards. Crazy Wisdom, Ann Arbor. Free. (734) 665-2757. 06/07 Introduction into Breathwork. $20 – June 7th @ 6:30-8:30pm. Breathwork is a powerful healing method. Join in this transformational evening. Rochester. 855200-SOUL. 06/07 RADIO Healthy Cooking with Macro Val 1-2pm Chef, author, instructor, Valerie Wilson brings her vast knowledge and experience coupled with a true joy of helping people live happier lives through healthier eating!

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Metro Detroit Center for Attitudinal Healing

You already have everything you need within yourself You must simply learn to access it Contact Jo Ericson, A-Non Traditional therapist who provides life-changing counseling to individuals and couples, as well as facilitates “Advancing Your Soul” family constellation workshops.

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& Chiropractic Clinic Fibromyalgia | Chronic Pain Center Detox and Weightloss Center DR. MICHAEL D. REGGISH, D.C., N.D. B.S., B.A.,C.N.,CCHT. Holistic Physician, Chiropractor, Clinical Nutritionist 31586 Schoolcraft Rd. Livona, MI 48150 Willow Wood Professional Village Office: (734) 427-7110


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06/07-06/09 Love is a Miracle Workshop - Level 1 – Contact Mo (Maureen) Fritz. 734-523-8566

06/11 RADIO Prayer-Aid: Healing the World with Power Prayer 8-8:15am www.

06/08 Class: The Magic of Healing. Learn a powerful, effective Spiritual Healing technique devised by Yoga Master, Dr. George King in one day with Bonnie Watson. 9:30am-5pm $95 (248) 588-0290

06/12 Common Scents: An Introduction to Essential Oils. 6:30-8:30pm (FREE). What exactly is an essential oil? What are they used for? How do you apply them? This class focuses on Lemon, Lavender & Peppermint. Soul Space, Rochester. 855200-SOUL.

O6/08 RADIO Adrianna’s Mystic Connections 10-11am Gifted angel reader, Adrianna invites you to call in and receive guidance and counsel from the angels. Calls at 646-378-0378 for free readings. 06/08 Health & Spirituality Festival 10am to 4pm. Reach out and find different therapies and practices that support you in finding your path. Vendor space is still available call 248-701-8255 Unity Church 3070 Baldwin Rd. Orion Twp, MI 48359 06/08 Hypnosis Training begins the next series of weekend classes in Warren, MI. Become a Certified Hypnotherapist at a state licensed school. Call (586) 751-7500 - Free Introductory Meeting. 06/08 Zumba Fitness with Stacy and Mauricio from Miami, FL. Open to all ages and fitness levels. Come and have some fun. 11am-1pm Detroit Unity Temple, 17505 Second Ave. 1 block west of Woodward. $12.00. For info or to pre-register call 313.345-5264 06/09 Mindful, Loving Relationship...Gestalt Style 1-4pm Build and sustain mindful relationships with partners and loved ones by employing “presence” and “authenticity” in interactions. Instructor; Sheree Johnson, founder of the Gestalt Counseling & Training Institute 734-416-5200 $75.00 06/09 Spiritual Intuition $35 at 3 pm Contact us at: or call: Maia (734) 756-3764 www.meetup. com/Shambhallah-Dreamers/ 06/10 Group Breath. 10:30am-12pm. This class is for experienced breathers who want to deepen the benefits of conscious breathing by developing a consistent breath practice. The workshop will consist of intention setting, a facilitated breath session closing with sharing and integration. Must have experience with connected breathing. 06/11 On The Edge 1-2pm Chrissie presents Lynne McTaggart one of the “World’s Most Influential People” and she will discuss “What Doctors Don’t Tell You” www.

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06/12 Intro to Pranic Breath, Level 1; What Does My Breathing Say to Me? 7-8pm. Bring awareness to your breath pattern; understand how that impacts your physical health and well being. Learn techniques to open your breath as you bring consciousness to your breathing. $33 Plymouth 734-416-5200. 06/12 The Only Thing That Matters - Book 2 in the Conversations with Humanity series by Neale Donald Walsch - lecture at Renaissance Unity! 7pm 586-353-2300 06/13 Essential Daily Exercises 8-9pm Learn the six most essential exercises that will help you to improve strength, balance, and overall energy! A must for all ages and fitness levels. Karl Wellness Center & Chiropractic Clinic, 30935 Ann Arbor Trail. FREE Please register. 734-425-8220. 06/14 Awaken Through Dance. - $25 drop in fee – Friday June 14th and June 28th @ 6-7:30pm. Learn to stay fully present in your body while walking, stretching, breathing and dancing!  Unleash creative potential, vitality and joy! Soul Space, Rochester. 855-200-SOUL. 06/14 Reiki Intensive Classes: Beth Hubrecht, Reiki Master-Teacher, Owner of Kindness Clinic offers classes in Brighton MI. Reiki I: Friday, 6/14 6-10pm. Reiki I & II: Saturday 6/15 9am-6:30pm, Reiki Master & Teacher: Sunday 6/16 9am-6:30pm, Call for info: 734-719-0311, www. 06/15 RADIO Live with Wendy Powers 1011am (est) Join Detroit legend, clairvoyant counselor, Wendy Powers as she hosts a bi-monthly program giving readings to YOU using NO tools at all! Wendy is eager to share her gifts with everyone. 06-15 The Yoga Secrets of Prayer Energy. Learn powerful techniques to potentize your prayers with the authors of bestselling book, Power Prayer, Gary and Chrissie Blaze 1:30-4:30pm $20 (248) 588-0290

06/16 Access Bars® Class – Learn the 32 points on your head which, when gently touched, effortlessly and easily release anything that doesn’t allow you to receive. Fee $200 06/17 RADIO Ready, Set, Intention 88:15am 06/18 RADIO Aetherius Radio Live 1-2pm Welcome international broadcasters, authors and Aetherius Society members, Richard Lawrence and Chrissie Blaze as they bring the wisdom of outer space to help you realize the potential of inner space. This month they continue their passionate discussion of The Twelve Blessings. 06/18 RADIO Prayer-Aid: Healing the World with Power Prayer 8-8:15am www. 06/18 RADIO Sacred Sexuality with Leslie Blackburn 10-11am Helping you connect with your sacred sexuality; Leslie welcomes your LIVE phone calls during the show at 646-378-0378. Bring the topics you may feel no one else understands 06/19 Access Bars® Gifting & Receiving – A great way to catch up with fellow Accessories and swap Bars7-9pm Cost: $5.00 Pre-requisite Access Bars® Class RSVP 586-264-5457 for directions. 06/19 Energy Etiquette.–$25 - June 19th @ 6:30-8pm. Come to this 90 minute workshop and learn how to protect yourself from irresponsible energy and be more responsible for the impact your energy has on others just by shifting your self-awareness of your environment. Soul Space, Rochester. 855-200-SOUL. www. 06/19 Functional Medicine: The Answer to Your Health Problems, 7pm This free health forum focuses on “Functional Disorders,” and outlines how this is due to an imbalance in the body.   Lead by Dr. Fischer. 734-756-6904 Livonia 06/19 Present Moment Meditation.  Learn meditation, plus simple techniques for releasing stress and staying present and peaceful. Enjoy group meditation.  Everyone welcome. Chairs provided. 7-8:15 p.m. Pre-reg. required.  Livonia. $12.  734-6746965 06/21 Yoga Lifestyle Retreats June 21-23, July 5-9, August 9-11/ 734-665-7801

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Nia offers movement as a pathway to self-discovery & personal transformation.

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Melody Crystal Healing Instructor & Usui Tibetan Karuna Seiryoku Reiki Master

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06/19 Understanding the Effects of Coconut Oil 7-8:30pm Do you know the difference between coconut oils? Are you confused about the difference between saturated, unsaturated, and transfats? Let us help you unravel that confusion. Livonia Civic Center Library, 3rd floor 32777 Five Mile Rd. Must Register. 734-425-8588. FREE! 06/21 7:30-9pm Cosmic Wisdom Study Class on The Power of Healing with Gary Blaze. Love Offering. Class followed by coffee, cookies and conversation (248) 588-0290 06/22 Reiki II Class 10am-4pm in Warren.  Expand your Reiki Energy skills and techniques as you receive your 2nd attunement and learn many more ways to benefit from this amazing healing modality. (Reiki I prerequisite) Marilyn G. Maceri, Reiki Master/ Teacher 586-774-3573 info and register at: 06/23 Free Talk: Free Guided Full Moon Meditation from the Comfort of Your Home. 9-9:30pm Tap into powerful energies; clear negativity and stress. Raise your vibration, gain mental clarity, relax, and connect to Source. 06/23 Pressure Point Therapy 7-8pm. Stepby-step instruction of this therapy is taught by Certified Wellness Doctor, Dr. William H. Karl, D.C. Bring a partner to receive the most benefit from this relaxing, informative workshop. Karl Wellness Center & Chiropractic Clinic, 30935 Ann Arbor Trail. Register at 734-425-8220. FREE! 06/23 RADIO Chillin’ with Mr. Peace 2:003:00pm Kevin (Mr. Peace) Szawala opens the airwaves, phones lines and his heart to share and discuss topics of diversity, peace and love in this world. Today’s topic: Suicide 06/25 RADIO Prayer-Aid: Healing the World with Power Prayer 8-8:15am www. 06/26 Present Moment Meditation.  Learn meditation, plus simple techniques for releasing stress and staying present and peaceful. Enjoy group meditation.  Everyone welcome. Chairs provided. 7-8:15 p.m. Pre-reg. required.  Royal Oak.  $12.  734-674-6965 06/26 RADIO Accepted As I Am 10-11am Barbra White’s work with the self acceptance process shines during this hour of guidance, conversation, great guests and your calls! Tune in to enjoy Barbra’s special guest!

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06/26 RADIO We Get Results 1-2pm Mary Singer Albertson KNOWS how to get results and the PEOPLE who make things happen. LEARN how YOU can get results from YOUR government officials! www. 06/27 Tired of Being Tired? 7-9pm. Come learn how to put a spring back into your step the natural way! 734-756-6904. Presented by Dr. Carol Ann Fischer. Free Livonia 07/06 Qigong for Personal Empowerment & Self Healing with internationally renowned Qigong instructor, researcher and author Francesco Garri Garripoli Sat. July 6th & Sun. July 7th. This limited engagement workshop focuses on self-empowerment and bringing a joyful approach to Qigong. All levels are welcome - from beginners to experienced practitioners. Space is limited to ensure an intimate Qigong experience– register early! email: michtaichi@ 07/08 & 07/16 Using Massage & Bodywork during Addiction Rehabilitation & Recovery – NCBTMB approved continuing ed. $60. Crazy Wisdom, Ann Arbor. 915-235-7427. 07/11 Open Mindfulness Meditation. 78:30pm. Learn a system of breathing, balance, flexibility, and mental focus, concentration practices designed to create a total “mindbody” meditative experience. Experienced meditators come and experience the synergistic effect of meditating in a group! Includes breathing, meditating, metta, and body focus. $15 Plymouth 734-416-5200. 07/18 Open Mindfulness Meditation. 78:30pm. Learn a system of breathing, balance, flexibility, and mental focus/concentration practices designed to create a total “mindbody” meditative experience. Experienced meditators come and experience the synergistic effect of meditating in a group! Includes breathing, meditating, metta, and body focus. $15 Plymouth 734-416-5200. 07/22 & 07/30 Working with PTSD as a Bodyworker – NCBTMB approved continuing ed. $60. Crazy Wisdom, Ann Arbor. 915-235-7427. 07/23 & 07/15 Applied Research for the Massage Therapist – NCBTMB approved continuing ed. $60. Crazy Wisdom, Ann Arbor. 915-235-7427. 07/29 Massage & Mental Health: The True

Mind/Body Approach – NCBTMB approved continuing ed. $60. Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room, Ann Arbor. 915-2357427. 08/03 Intro to Pranic Healing, How to Heal With Your Hands. 4-5:30pm. Remarkable healings occur almost miraculously by a simple wave of the hand. Learn to feel energy and this amazing healing tool is changing the world. 734-416-5200. 08/12 Group Breath. 6-7:30pm. This class is for experienced breathers who want to deepen the benefits of conscious breathing by developing a consistent breath practice. Consist of intention setting, a facilitated breath session closing with sharing and integration. 734-416-5200. 08/16 – 08/18 Weekend Retreat. Want to experience peacefulness? Understand how we can relax? Using yoga, meditation, practicing silence and conscious breathing, explore your inner landscape. Walk the labyrinth, drum and just ‘BE’. Inn at the Rustic Gate, Big Rapids. 734-416-5200. 08/22 C.A.R.E. – August 22nd-25th Varies by day - a la cart & package pricing avail. A +3-day Intensive in Raindrop, Vitaflex, Healing Oils of the Bible, Chemistry, & Emotional Release - 25 hours in practical applications of essential oils/ C.E.U.’s for massage therapists, body workers, & others. Inquiries call Sherry Durkin: 814.883.0006. 08/2013 Reiki Level One begins! Reiki Training will be held at: Crazy Wisdom For more details go to our website at or call 915-235-7427 09/19-09/22 Awakening Your Mystical Self A powerful 4 days discovering your Multi-Dimensional Self through dance, Self Acceptance Processes, art, and core conscious transformation! Also nature trails, organic meals and inspirational guidance from Barbra. Fall Equinox. $275 plus lodging. Register before July, receive $50 discount. 734-455-1438

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Serenity Herbal Clinic


Ferndale Relaxation Spa Couples Retreat/ Friend Retreat

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Relax and Rejuvenate stress reliever along with bonding time. Enjoy side by side pampering and relaxation. One hour relaxing or deep tissue massage 2 for $99.

Call to book an appointment with “Master White” at: Serenity Retreat Center |Northville (248) 349-4518 

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Sparkling Cider, Grapes Cheese and Crackers, Robe & Slippers, Hot Towels | Only with this invitation... 22747 Woodward Avenue Ste 203 | Ferndale, MI 48220 Reservation Line (248) 236-1399 |


Learn the Ancient Art of Reiki Reiki Classes Reiki I, II, Masters Reasonable Rates Flexable Hours 248 628-4463 Clarkston Sally Taylor MSW, Reiki Master Trainer

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A Genuine Clairvoyant with accurate insightful information for you! Answers on love, career, finances, family, and soul purpose. Connect with your angels, get the assistance you need in reaching your goals.

For private reading or to book a party call Laura at: 313 412.7690 


SACRED SEDONA TRIP Align with the sacred energies of Sherrie Ellen's Psychic Sadona and connect with Mother Earth.

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Gifted since birth - World renowned

Karen & Bill Poulos

Dates May 9 - 14, 2013 psychic medium and clairvoyant. INCLUDES: Roundtrip airfare, 5 nights at the Beautiful Baby Quail Inn,Accurate, Welcome Dinnerhonest & Daily and inspirational. Continental breakfast and meditation withreadings your tour guides Laura & or Kane Moody Confidential in person

phone, raisers, corporate Daily Tours Include: Trolley Tour, parties, Admissionfund to Sedona Heritage Museum, Shopping at Tiaquepaqua Arts & Crafts Village, Star Gazing with local and school celebrations. astronomers, Medicine Wheel Journey (experience famous vortex’s), Guided tour to Hopi Reservation, Day trip to Grand Canyon w/lunch at the Canyon. By appointment only please 248-505-9227 RESERVE YOUR SPOT NOW: 248-247-1121

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Michigan Center for Sound Healing Kate Hart 248.460.3568 Divine Alignment



Back to Center: Massage, Reiki, Counseling, and Reiki Trainings Therapeutic services coming to Ann Arbor, Michigan the summer of 2013! Reiki Training held at: Crazy Wisdom Bookstore 14 South Main Street | Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104 Reiki Level One begins in August of 2013! For more details go to our website at or call 915-235-7427

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people and circumstances, as well as abundant prosperity! Also pay close attention to your dreams for guidance and inspiration. Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22) – Neptune turns retrograde this month, so beware of confused thinking about relationships. Meditate before making big changes or grand statements. Neptune can make you not see things clearly (either overly good or overly bad), usually because the relationship is karmic. You’re feeling emotions from various dimensions of your conscious and subconscious mind which can be weird. But it’s time to have insights into patterns and issues. Don’t act yet – just meditate, write, and ponder until late July! Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22) – You’ll have a major sense of your spiritual fire being re-ignited. Try new forms of yoga, meditation or other ways to connect with your soul. Also be kind to your body with food choices. Earnestly try to eliminate foods you’re allergic or addicted to. Why keep hurting yourself? It’s your spiritual step to be as kind to yourself as you are toward others! Write about comfort you get from certain foods, and meditate to seek that same comfort from spiritual sources. Let family support you since they might be having the same issues! Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21) – Relationships are deepening. That could mean romantic partnerships, connections with kids, more intense work collaborations – or improvements in your relationship with your soul. As a Scorpio, lack of trust and fear of betrayal always underlie your hesitation to be more intimate on any level. Write and meditate about your fears. Set worry aside and enjoy the new avenues of connection the Universe is providing! Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)

– Resist the temptation to ignore work duties so that you have more time for romantic relationships. Sure, an exciting bond is beginning, or you’re having extra fun with a long-time partner – but if you’re sloppy with work now, you’ll have lots of headaches late next month after Mercury goes direct. Set up a schedule to get job priorities out of the way, and have a trusted co-worker check for errors – then go have fun! Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19) – Practice being compassionate toward yourself. Meditate on absorbing the love from family, friends – even pets. If they love you, then you’re loveable! Treat yourself as kindly and gently as they treat you. Observe your thoughts and stop any negative self-talk! Like Libras, watch the choices you make around food and health. Be kind to your body too! As unconditional love penetrates your mind, intuition expands and you’ll feel more guided and safe. Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18) – You could be starting a new relationship – or a current one is being rejuvenated! Meditate on improving self-worth so that you can take in more of this love and joy. Focus on affirmations about your appearance and personality. It might seem goofy, but it will work to heal your subconscious that tries to sabotage you! Also, release obsessive worries about how you could mess things up or that good times don’t last! Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20) – Neptune, your ruling planet, turns retrograde this month. It’s a testing time of balancing assertiveness with your natural codependency. Compassion is wonderful, but too much selflessness causes repressed anger that eventually makes you explode! Meditate each day and believe you can have strong boundaries and clear opinions without being mean or dominating. Journal about childhood situations at the root of these patterns. Ask your spouse or a good friend to help you on this new path.

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Aries (March 21 – April 19) – Even though you’re energetic, Aries, may be even restless and slightly anxious, it’s important to find a way to meditate that works for you. Try a mantra to keep your mind in motion. Or try a moving meditation like Zen walking, yoga or Tai chi. These next few months will increase your intuition if you’re attempting to connect. You’ll receive amazing insights into family, work, health and relationships – don’t miss out! Taurus (April 20 – May 20) – You’ll have a prosperous few months! You might meet new people who inspire you about work or personal empowerment. Or you could get excited about spiritual prosperity ideas. In general, it’s important not to isolate when it comes to your spiritual growth. Find people to meditate with. When others “speak your language”, you’ll be filled with hopeful possibilities for all areas of your life. Aluna Michaels is a second-generation astrologer and Soul Evolutionist practitioner. She also holds a Masters in Spiritual Counseling and has been teaching and consulting for more than two decades. Her book “Spiritual Gifts of the 12 Astrological Signs” is now on Amazon in Kindle version. Ms. Michaels is available for appointments in her home or by phone. Call (248) 583-1663 or

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Conscience: A Systemic Perspective to Guilt and Innocence

between remaining connected to parents and the desire to belong to the greater group, so that the needs are at odds with each other.

From a systemic perspective guilt and innocence take on new meanings that often differ from what most of us learned as children from parents, teachers and clergy—then guilt and innocence were synonymous with good and evil. However, many of mankind’s worst atrocities were committed by those with a clear conscience, while others experience guilt even when doing good if their behavior threatens the survival of the tribe—or family.

According to Bert Hellinger, individuals from different groups have different criteria that define the norms of the group and what it takes to belong. So, because of this, different groups use different criteria to form their consciences. When an individual chooses to belong to more than one group at a time, confusion follows. The conscience that allows the individual to remain connected to his or her parents may not be conducive to survival in the larger world of school or business, so the conscience must accommodate vastly different needs. What promotes feelings of innocence in one group brings feelings of guilt in another.

Feelings of guilt or innocence are the factors that govern conscience, and involve three basic concepts. The first is the need to bond, to belong; the second is the need for equilibrium, or the balance of give and take; and third is the need for order, which creates feelings of safety and predictability. In the greater sense, relationships are successful when these fundamental drives are in balance, but when these basic drives are not honored, the individual experiences guilt when acting in a destructive or dysfunctional manner. The conscience, therefore, is in a constant struggle to discriminate between what serves the individual’s need to belong, and what does not. When an individual acts in a way that endangers a relationship, and/or threatens his or her need to belong, guilt is the natural response. On the other hand, the individuals feels innocent when his or her actions strengthens the sense of belonging, even if it is at the expense of another. These basic feelings of guilt or innocence are the very basis of conscience—many of which are often defined as moral principles, but the latter is not a necessary component of conscience, contrary to earlier teachings by parents, teachers and clergy. Conscience serves to create bonds with persons or groups that are necessary for the individual’s survival. Problems in conscience arise when the consciences of guilt and innocence share the same goal. This occurs when the individual is torn Is it time to increase your business? Let us show you how.... Offering: Print advertising, Article support, Radio Hosting & Promotions, Email & Event Marketing, Web marketing, blogs, meetups, social marketing, facebook, twitter and more...

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Conscience ties the individual firmly to one group, especially if he or she feels powerless and vulnerable. As the individual gains stature and power in the group, bonding and conscience can relax. However, if the individual remains weak and dependent, he or she must remain obedient and loyal to the group to which he or she wishes or needs to belong in order to survive. In families, this is the existential position of all children, as it is in industry. The lowest level of employee must conform to the norms of the organization, just as a foot soldier must adhere to the demands of his or her superiors. Children perform this function for their parents; they carry burdens that are not theirs to carry, and atone for what they did not do. They bear burdens they did not create—and they do it out of love. Whatever conscience acts in the service of belonging to one group, excludes the individual’s belonging to another group. Those who are perceived as different are excluded are excluded because they are believed to threaten the survival of the entire group. Conscience is not about guilt and innocence, nor about good and evil. War and terrorism demonstrate this in the extreme. Liz Jelinek, PhD Candidate As a training Institute for Constellations Facilitators And to bring this amazing process to everyone! NOTE: There will be no Constellations Group in June. Liz Jelinek will be on vacation. Watch this space as plans for the new Introduction to Facilitator Training for 2013-2014 are announced later this summer, with Liz Jelinek and guest trainers from three continents. For further information or registration, contact Liz Jelinek. 734-6464-4886 or lizjelinek@comcast. net. The MIDWEST INSTITUTE FOR SYSTEMIC

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Asparagus-Grilling for Summer It’s summertime and time to grill! Grilling can be part of a healthy lifestyle and you can enjoy all the great taste without any guilt. By grilling vegetables, you have a great variety to choose from and your dish will be colorful, flavorful and fun to eat. My favorite and one of the most popular to grill is asparagus. An ancient plant, it can be dated back to the reptile age when ferns were the dominate plants. It is very unique in that it has two distinct types, male and female. The male spears are skinny and the female plump. Taste does not depend on the sex of the plant, rather on the freshness. Look for green shoots that are firm and not wilted. When cooking with asparagus, you will have to cut the bottom 2 inches off of the spears. They are usually fibrous and not appealing to eat. The correct way to know how much to get rid of at the end of the spear is to hold the stalk by each end and bend until it breaks. You can use the fibrous part to make soup stalks. Known for its energetic healing properties for the female reproductive system, asparagus can help increase lactation, relieve menstrual pains,

promote fertility and strengthen female hormones. According to the National Cancer Institute, asparagus is highest in a strong anticarcinogen known as glutathione. Also containing rutin, this power packed green spear, can help small blood vessels from rupturing and is an antidote against X rays and radiation. It contains a good amount of vitamins A, B-complex, C and E, potassium and zinc. When grilling vegetables, I use a large cast iron skillet on my grill. The skillet makes it easier to cook the vegetables without having to worry about losing some of them through the grill. Also, as the vegetables are being grilled, you can add some of the marinade as it cooks to add more flavor to the dish. You can also substitute a wide variety of different vegetables to this recipe. Some of my favorites are: broccoli, daikon, sweet potato, mushrooms, scallions, Napa cabbage and bok choy. Grilled Asparagus and Vegetables in Sweet Miso Marinade 1 lb. asparagus (cut in long pieces) 1 head radicchio (cut in 1/4) (a small, red head of chicory) 1 yellow summer squash (cut in long pieces) 1 zucchini (cut in long pieces) 1 onion (cut in chunks) 2 T. toasted sesame seeds


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Marinade: 1/4 cup olive oil 2 T. dark miso 2 T. brown rice syrup 1/4 cup mirin (brown rice cooking wine) 4 garlic cloves (minced) 1 tsp. basil 1 tsp. thyme 1/2 tsp. cumin 1/4 tsp. paprika 1/4 tsp. sea salt In a shallow dish lay the vegetables. In a bowl, whisk together the marinade ingredients. Pour the marinade over the vegetables. Let sit anywhere from 15 minutes to overnight. If overnight, put in fridge. Heat your grill or skillet. Place the vegetables on the hot surface. Cook until browned on each side. If grilling on a skillet, you can add some of the marinade as the vegetables cook. After all vegetables have been grilled, sprinkle the toasted sesame seeds over everything. Valerie Wilson Valerie Wilson is a chef , author, counselor, and host of ‘Healthy Cooking with MacroVal’ radio show on Body Mind Spirit Radio. Located in Westland, Michigan, she has been teaching whole foods cooking classes since 1997. Recipe is from her cookbook ‘Perceptions In Healthy Cooking’. Visit: (734)722-4553.

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You can get the answers you seek with Quantum Healing Hypnosis Therapy Many people are starting to realize that past-life regression is a very valuable tool. Often, problems you are experiencing in your present life can be traced to events from a previous lifetime. As an example, if you have a terrible fear of water (lakes, oceans, etc.) there is a good chance you had a traumatic occurrence with water in a previous lifetime. There is also the possibility that you may be repeating an unhealthy pattern that was acquired in a previous lifetime. For example, the way you are relating to your spouse may be a carryover of a pattern in a prior lifetime. By the same token, if you are having a very difficult time getting along with a particular person, it’s quite possible you knew this person in a prior life and are still reacting in the same manner you did previously. These are just a few examples of how our past lives may be impacting our present life. Past life regression therapy can be very helpful for remedying these issues. Some of the top hypnotherapists who do past-life regressions go beyond having the individual relive a prior lifetime. Therapists such as Dr. Brian Weiss, Dolores Cannon and

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Dr. Michael Newton go beyond the past life and take the individual to the “Super-conscious” level. At this level, individuals are able to get information from very highly evolved souls as to what their life’s purpose is, or what lessons they hope to learn in this lifetime. The methods used by Dolores Cannon along with the method used by Brian Weiss are two of the methods I use in my hypnotherapy practice. I have been trained to take a client to the most relevant past-life, i.e. the past life that is having the greatest impact on the present lifetime, or retrieve information that will significantly improve how you live your current life. Following the past life regression, the next level you would reach is the super-conscious realm. There, you can get answers to practically any question you may have. Almost any type of question is acceptable as long as it pertains to you. General questions are not normally answered such as, “Why did God create the world?” or, “Is one religion better than another:”, etc. Past life regression clients want to know what kinds of questions they can ask. The following is an assortment of questions people have asked while in the Super-conscious realm. Normally, they are able to get answers to all of these questions as long as the answer will not be harmful to them. Many people want to know about their purpose, and others wonder if they are in the right occupation. They want to know what the best line of work for them is. Others want to know if there are health concerns they need to be aware of, and if so, what is the best way to deal with these health issues? Some ask, what is the best way to get rid of an unwanted habit and why do they have that problem. Some wonder why they had the parents they had and why a relationship didn’t work out. Some ask what would be the best way

to deal with their children. Others want to know if they will find their soul mate. People may ask if they need to move to a different location, and if so, where. Many have asked about conflicts with others. Often people want to know what is stopping them from being successful, and what is blocking them from their success. One individual asked if meditation would be the best way to grow spiritually, and surprisingly the answer was that singing spiritual songs would be more advantageous. Finally, people often want to know what their future would be like if they follow the advice being given. Are you beginning to realize that you can ask practically any kind of question? The answers to these questions could help you live a more fulfilled life. By Phil Rosenbaum If you’re interested in experiencing the Quantum Healing Hypnosis Therapy as developed by Dolores Cannon, I was personally trained by her to use her method. I am a certified hypnotherapist with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology and Counseling. My approach is gentle and nonjudgmental. This method offers a wonderful and very relaxing experience, and one that can change your life. Contact me at:248-688-6469.

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DID YOU KNOW? Before you read to the end, does anybody know the main ingredient of WD-40? I had a neighbor who bought a new pickup. I got up very early one Sunday morning and saw that someone had spray painted red all around the sides of this beige truck (for some unknown reason). I went over, woke him up, and told him the bad news. He was very upset and was trying to figure out what to do... probably nothing until Monday morning, since nothing was open. Another neighbor came out and told him to get his WD-40 and clean it off. It removed the unwanted paint beautifully and did not harm his paint job that was on the truck. I was impressed! WD-40 who knew? “Water Displacement #40”. The product began from a search for a rust preventative solvent and degreaser to protect missile parts. WD-40 was created in 1953, by three technicians at the San Diego Rocket Chemical Company. Its name comes from the project that was to find a ‘Water Displacement’ Compound. They were finally successful for a formulation, with their fortieth attempt, thus WD-40. The ‘Convair Company’ bought it in bulk to protect their atlas missile parts. Ken East (one of the original founders) says there is nothing in WD-40 that would hurt you. When you read the ‘shower door’ part, try it. It’s the first thing that has ever cleaned that spotty shower door. If yours is plastic, it works just as well as on glass. It’s a miracle! Then try it on your stovetop. It’s now shinier than it’s ever been. You’ll be amazed. June 2013

WD-40 Uses: 1. Protects silver from tarnishing. 2. Removes road tar and grime. 3. Cleans and lubricates guitar strings. 4. Gives floor that ‘just-waxed’ sheen. 5. Keeps the flies off Cowsand Farm Critters, as well. (gotta love this one!!!) 6. Restores and cleans chalkboards. 7. Removes lipstick stains. 8. Loosens stubborn zippers. 9. Untangles jewelry chains. 10. Removes stains from stainless steel sinks. 11. Removes dirt and grime from the barbecue grill. 12. Keeps ceramic / terracotta garden pots from oxidizing. 13. Removes tomato stains from clothing. 14. Keeps glass shower doors free of water spots. 15. Camouflages scratches in ceramic and marble floors. 16. Keeps scissors working smoothly. 17. Lubricates noisy door hinges on both home and vehicles doors. 18. It removes that nasty tar and scuff marks from the kitchen flooring. It doesn’t seem to harm the finish and you won’t have to scrub nearly as hard to get them off. Just remember to open some windows if you have a lot of marks. 19. Remove those nasty Bug guts that will eat away the finish on your car if not removed quickly! 20. Gives a children’s playground gym slide a shine for a super fast slide. 21. Lubricates gearshift and mower deck lever for ease of handling. 22. Rids kids rocking chair and swings of squeaky noises. 23. Lubricates tracks in sticking home windows and there easy to open. 24. Spraying an umbrella stem makes it easier to open and close. 25. Restores and cleans padded leather dashboards in vehicles, as well as vinyl bumpers. 26. Restores and cleans roof racks on vehicles. 27. Lubricates and stops squeaks in

electric fans. 28. Lubricates wheel sprockets on tricycles, wagons, and bicycles for easy handling. 29. Lubricates fan belts on washers and dryers and keeps them running smoothly. 30. Keeps rust from forming on saws and saw blades, and other tools. 31. Removes grease splatters from stovetops. 32. Keeps bathroom mirror from fogging. 33. Lubricates prosthetic limbs. 34. Keeps pigeons off the balcony (they hate the smell). 35. Removes all traces of duct tape. 36. Folks even spray it on their arms, hands, and knees to relieve arthritis pain. 37. Florida’s favorite use is: ‘cleans and removes love bugs from grills and bumpers.’ 38. The favorite use in the state of New York, it protects the Statue of Liberty from the elements. 39. WD-40 attracts fish. Spray a little on live bait or lures and you will be catching the big one in no time. Also, it’s a lot cheaper than the chemical attractants that are made for just that purpose. Keep in mind though, using some chemical laced baits or lures for fishing are not allowed in some states. 40. Use it for fire ant bites. It takes the sting away immediately and stops the itch. 41. It is great for removing crayon from walls. Spray it on the marks and wipe with a clean rag. 42. Also, if you’ve discovered that your teenage daughter has washed and dried a tube of lipstick with a load of laundry, saturate the lipstick spots with WD-40 and rewash. Presto! The lipstick is gone! 43. If you spray it inside a wet distributor cap, it will displace the moisture, allowing the engine to start. Answer: The Basic, Main Ingredient Well.... it’s FISH OIL.... Who would have guessed ? ? ? P a g e 43

Being Mindful of Emotions and Thoughts Being mindful of our emotions is a notice to the universe that we are willing to grow and go with the flow of Divine Source for the greatest good of all. It means that we are letting go of our ego, and letting God/Source take charge. It puts our subconscious mind on alert to look for ways to resolve old limiting issues, beliefs and behaviors that no longer serve us. As we feel and accept our emotions, we are then able to mindfully choose to embrace and release them, or perhaps, to transform them on a deep level into ones that are more beneficial for our Self and those around us. Remember, we have to allow ourselves to feel the emotions in order to release or transform them. We can’t release or transform what we don’t recognize. Journaling can assist us in identifying our emotions by giving us an outlet for our subconscious mind to express itself in a non-judgmental way. Writing in a journal over time, we find ourselves writing things we never knew we were thinking in our great biocomputers. What is programmed comes out and can, in fact, be quite startling. We may see programmed thoughts such as, “You’ll never succeed” or, “Stop crying or I’ll give you something to cry about.” I’ve had clients surprised to find they have written something like, “So and so’s the bright one, just be cute.” Whatever it is that we write, we have the opportunity to see what limiting beliefs are in our biocomputers. Once we are mindful of what these limiting beliefs are, and the accompanying emotions, we have the ability to change them. If the thought is accompanied by a negative feeling, a lower vibration, we can choose to reframe them into a thought with a higher emotional vibration, or we can choose to allow that thought and the emotions to remain. Most limiting beliefs were taken on and programmed as a survival technique. All children want to please their parents and get their basic needs met, like food and shelter and attention/love energy. So, we become what our parents tell us we are and model for us. Every parent I have met loves their child(ren) and does their best. Yet, we have generations of programming to work through. And, most of us in the past have been sleepwalking through life, not being mindful. One can even look at generational cycles. For example, many women I see who 44

got pregnant early have daughters who did the same. It’s not an absolute, yet in psychotherapy, if we want to know what’s going on with the parents, we look at the children. Children have not cemented their defenses yet, and they act in ways to become what their parents energetically, verbally and physically tell/model for them. So, these limiting beliefs, like the belief that we can’t succeed, gets attention from our parents, and we are able to more easily live with them on an energetic level. That’s surviving. Recognizing the limiting beliefs that no longer serve us, allows us to redirect our thoughts to beliefs that we want to have. We also have the option to just recognize they are there and, when we are ready, redirect them into what we choose as adults. We get to choose to go with the flow of higher vibration, Source, or go with the ego of survival developed as a child. Your emotions and thoughts always produce vibrations which bring you the experiences you have in this world. The vibrations literally attract the people and events that happen in our lives as like attraction attracts like. In other words, what we focus on, we get more of, and if your emotions and thoughts are limiting and negative, we get more of that. When our emotions and thoughts are positive and allowing, flowing with Divine Source, we get more of that! Life is an adventure! Have a great time playing with openingup to choosing mindfully to be who you choose to be, by feeling your feelings, and reframing your thoughts into ones you choose. Miche’ Lame Miche is the owner of Spiritual Living and has been compassionately guiding people to selfacceptance, love and healing for over 25 years. Contact her at: 248-212-0808. Join her meditation gathering, experiencing self-acceptance, call for date and time, only $10. Call Miche at: 248-212-0808 www.

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Union of Body & Spirit From a spiritual perspective, the ultimate reality is love, there is no separation, and we are spiritual beings having a human experience. With that being said, in this human experience we are given the opportunity to enjoy an adventure in consciousness as a spirit with a body. Instead of fully embracing this unique and exciting adventure, some people get stuck in the belief that the body is separate from and inferior to spirit. Most (but not all) religious and spiritual traditions teach us that denying the body and focusing solely on spirit is a righteous path. We have been taught that the body is sinful and separate from the realm of spirit, which in part has led much of humanity to suppress emotions and the natural impulse to experience our sexuality. This separation of soul and body diminishes our vitality, blocks our life force from flowing freely, and creates suffering because we are dismissing an essential aspect of this human experience. By seeing the body as unholy, we may even feel ashamed (both consciously and unconsciously) about our natural bodily impulses. This shame is destructive and painful, often manifesting in disease, chronic tension, and depression. Another way the denial of the body manifests in our world is in the way we treat the earth. As the embodiment of matter, the earth reflects our own physical nature. We can see how a denial of matter has created a belief system that the earth is expendable, and as such can be polluted and used for her resources without any awareness of the consequences. Instead of separating body and spirit, heaven and earth, we can live fully June 2013

united in both. When the sacred union of spirit and matter is recognized, we are able to experience the fullness of this human experience. A body that moves and lives with the knowing that it is a sacred temple of spirit is vibrant and alive. The tenderness of a mother holding her baby close, the sweet taste of a juicy peach, the glorious feeling of sun warming the skin, a lover’s touch, laughing so hard your side feels sore…these are only a few examples of how our bodies experience connection, joy, pleasure, and a feeling of aliveness. Experiencing the body temple in these ways is no less “spiritual” than meditating, praying, or spending time in a place of worship. We touch the living spirit through our bodies, so viewing matter as sinful or inferior to spirit blocks this life giving and sacred way to be in the world. With a full embrace of the body as sacred, as a temple of the divine, we are filled with an aliveness and sense of connection to both heaven and earth. We can feel the joy of spirit emanating from every tree, gust of wind, and ray of sunshine. We can also feel the joy of spirit as we allow our bodies to dance, sing, play, cry, laugh, and experience pleasure. From this place, we can feel that the body/earth is not separate from spirit/heaven. Experiencing matter as sacred, we are also shown how prayer can take many forms, like in planting a garden, dancing for hours, or giving another a massage. Orienting to body and spirit from this sacred perspective also brings us powerfully into the present moment. The mind, which is perpetually in thinking mode, slows down when one is breathing and living in the fullness of the body. Directing our awareness into the body quickly brings one into the now.

Living in union with body and spirit calls us forth to honor matter as sacred and to allow our actions to be guided by the heart. It is important to note that if we separate pleasure and the fullness of the body from our spirituality and spiritual practice, this energy can be misused and can lead to suffering for both ourselves and others. If we act on every bodily impulse, we will inevitably feel unfulfilled and imbalanced. Yet when we are led by the heart, instead of just the mind or body, we are wisely guided to use discernment about how to experience our bodies in a way that blesses others and ourselves. By embracing the sacred union of body and spirit, we are truly reclaiming our wholeness. Living in this place of unity, we open up pathways of joy and healing for ourselves as individuals, for our larger community, and for our earth. Points to ponder: How do you experience the body as sacred? In what ways can you touch the living spirit through your body temple today? With love & gratitude ~ Erin Stohl Guided by the path of the heart, Erin supports others on the journey of remembering their True Self. She combines traditional psychotherapy with energy work, spiritual guidance, nutrition support, and other body-centered and mindfulnessbased practices. To learn more, visit her website at or call 313-942-5586.

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PNF Stretching and Massage PNF stretching or proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation stretching, are stretching techniques therapists use to enhance range of motion, improve performance and aid rehabilitation. We combine PNF stretches with massage to address the common postural problems associated with working over a desk all day long. Forward head posture and rounded shoulders are all very common and attributed to working over a computer all day. Learning the simple counter stretches is so valuable in avoiding very uncomfortable postural challenges in later life. Aside from being safe and time efficient, the dramatic gains in range of motion and improvement in posture may be seen in a short period of time. When we are happy we smile and even dance sometimes, these are physical expressions of a positive emotional state. Our posture also changes when we are happy. We become more upright and confident. Did you know that smiling and dancing, physically mimicking happiness will cause us to move into the emotional state of happiness, it’s true. When we are depressed our shoulders and our chin drops. Forward head posture and rounded shoulders actually mimic the physical expression of depression. Try this yourself, frown and drop your shoulders, you will feel sad, smile and lift your chin up and you will feel better. What if your low moral or melancholy was directly attributed to your posture, it’s impossible to be happy with a frown on your face, it is so much

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harder to be eager and enthusiastic with shoulders down and your chin dropped. Massage and PNF stretching helps you to regain your natural posture, promoting confidence, optimism and wellbeing. Learning counter stretches protects against and reverses the symptoms of bad sitting posture, this is important because there are no regular daily activities that involve our arms being raised behind our backs etc. Once you start your day stretching you will continue to apply them when ever and where ever you are, there is one catch, they are addictive. You will enjoy stretching so much and the immediate relief is so refreshing you will find yourself grinning and smiling all through your day. Working with a partner for stretching is even more rewarding. Most people have weak core musculature. Partners provide core stability, not to mention accountability and encouragement. Just 5 minutes of partner stretching a day will guarantee improved mood and overall wellbeing, improved social, personal and even work relations. We can do so much for our physical and mental health with simple yet powerful stretching techniques that only takes a couple of minutes a day. I really think that people just don’t realize how much good they can do for themselves with so little effort. The benefits of stretching are immediate and long lasting. Pay attention the next time you see a cat or dog and watch how often they stretch, you can see it all over their faces how much they enjoy it. Regular gentle stretching is so much more rewarding than random aggressive stretches, our bodies respond so well to routine. My advice is to consciously choose to always enjoy your stretching, don’t push yourself for results, instead enjoy where you are and you will find your routine sticking and the results will arrive faster. Results are great but enjoying the process is even better. Start small, the best advice I ever received was to start when you’re sick.

Most people don’t start learning yoga or go to the gym because they are not flexible or fit. They are waiting until they are perfect to start their new life; well I say start when you are sick. Chances are you will wonder why you didn’t start years ago you will enjoy it so much. Try gently twisting your arm away from your body and spreading your fingers, then gently turning your head in the opposite direction, not a regular every day action but notice how good it feels. Stretching doesn’t have to be regimented, flowing unwinding twists and holds guided by our inner intelligence are just as valuable, groans of pleasure followed by sighs of relief are the objective here. Learning to do something new for your self is always good and learning with a partner is even more fun. We have great package deals for classes and treatments. You will not only enjoy it, but receive the benefits of an improved posture, flexibility, better mood and a healthier new you Aoghain Lakes McLocha At “The Balance Massage Studio” in Berkley, we have a full range of package deals that cater to recovering from stress exhaustion, controlling stress, and maintaining a stress-free lifestyle. See for yourself! Our clients are very happy and only getting happier! (248) 542-3073 or visit:

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June 2013

Community Classified Advertising... ANNOUNCEMENTS Maitreya Steps Foward read @

Emotional Freedom Techniques Services, LLC with Annette. affordable fees. 248-334-9214.


Energy Healing and Readings, 586.771.4569

Sacred Sexuality/Tantra: Individual & Couple Coaching, Group Classes, Workshops, Retreats; Leslie Blackburn,, 313-269-6719

Life Activation $111 by appointment - Contact Urban Eden 1111 at: or call: Maia at (734) 756-3764

COLONICS Colonic Hydrotherapy in Troy. Big Beaver and Livernois. National Board Certified Therapist in a clean, professional environment. By Appt only. 248-362-2150. Colonics: in Royal Oak with: Infrared Sauna, Lymphatic Drainage & Nutritionist specializing in Yeast & Parasites. 248-543-2020.

HELP WANTED Invitation to utilize your professional skills at Great Lakes Relaxation Spa. Reasonable Booth Rent. Upscale upbeat atmosphere with clientele is a Plus. Christine (248) 513-5181. Award winning healing center seeks compassionate, skilled, nationally certified(or about to be) Massage Therapist.  If you have passions for your craft, love helping others and want to be part of a dynamic team of healers, contact us at: Seeking a Certified Massagist willing to learn Ayurvedic Massage from an Ayurvedic M.D., email @ with contact info. Seeking independent contractors, massage therapists, alternative healers at The Balance Massage in Berkley, MI. Beautiful location, reception area, free parking and more contact us at (248) 542-3073 or email aoghainlakes@ Yoga & Pilates Instructors...The Center - Massage, Yoga & Wellness Studio in Plymouth is looking for Yoga and Pilates Instructors to rent space and develop their own classes. Work for yourself under the umbrella of a well established office. Call Margaret at (734)737-9926

HEALING SERVICES Shanti Time Yoga & Reiki in Madison Heights. Hatha yoga: Strength or Relaxation Focused.  Also Outdoor, Family, Chair, and Acroyoga.  Affordable packages available.  810-333-2247 www. All of Life comes to me with Ease & Joy & Glory!? Call Gail 586-264-5457 Ayurvedic Wellness consultations and Ayurvedic services in Farmington. Call: 248-631-7271

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Know and accept your divine self! Intuitive, spiritual counseling, psychotherapy, hypnosis, past life and Reiki compassionately guide you towards discovering your true desires, goals, acceptance and joy. Call Miche  248-212-0808, Clinical Hypnosis: Certified Hypnotherapist, Reiki Master contact Kari at: 586-747-7706. www. Reiki healing sessions; aura clearing; spiritual healing. In person; long distance. Reiki I, II, III classes and more. Kathleen Pruneau-Hill, Reiki Master Teacher, Healer Practitioner, Registered Nurse educator. 734-751-7336

HEALING PRODUCTS Mojo/Candle Kits from Mama Tracy Inc.! Kits include unique, hand-made, hand-infused Mojo herbal blends and a candle. Carry it with you!  We have a Mojo for you!

HYPNOSIS Quantum Healing Packages (Past Life Regression) 3-group sessions Weds 7-9 PM, Plus 1 individual session now just $189. – Regularly $210. Call Phil Rosenbaum MA, Certified Hypnotherapist/Counselor 248.688.6469 Clinical Hypnosis: Certified Hypnotherapist, Reiki Master contact Kari at: 586-747-7706. Registered Certified Hypnotherapist Specializing in Stop Smoking, Weight and Shape Management, Self Esteem and much more. Call Louise for a free consultation : (248) 714-6042

MASSAGE Re-Balance & de-stress with a combination Reiki Massage program. 60 minutes- 5 consecutive weeks for only $300.00, regularly $450.00 at The Balance Holistic & Clinical Massage TherapyBerkley (248) 250.1941

READERS Pet communication, Reiki for pets, and shamanic services – Facebook. com/Petra4Pets Psychic Medium/ Astrologer Ruth Nodel 269668-3412. Readings by Maryann Grant- Intuitive Spiritual Counselor- Using tarot, Clairaudience, Clairvoyance, and feeling. As featured in the Detroit Free Press.  248- 672-7656.

SPACE AVAILABLE Clean, modern office space with waiting room for holistic practitioner to be shared with nutritionist and holistic psychologist who works with biofeedback. In the heart of Royal Oak. (Main Street). $425.00/month. Internet and all utilities included. Call-248-703-6943. Furnished room for rent in a beautiful, clean modern multi specialty clinic. Great for Nutritionist, Laser Therapy, Weight Loss Specialist, Doula, Wellness Consultant etc. Located in busy plaza with high foot traffic off major road in Troy. Call 248-720-0444 or Healing Center/ Spa/ Office Space available in Farmington. Massage, Acupuncture. (248)3186691 Holistic health office space available 3 days weekly in Castle Remedies building, Ann Arbor. Strategic location near Wholefoods. Plenty of parking, Shared waiting room. $450. Monthly. Holistic Practice in Shelby, Utica. Only $950. a year total. Share furnished office – treatment room. 586-747-7706 Natural setting just 4 miles west of Northville. 6 acres of organic gardens. Spring fed lake. Day or night rental. For workshop or pleasure offices and lecture halls available. 248 349-4518. Spacious 196 sq. ft treatment room available. Ideal for any holistic minded practitioner. On Northwestern Hwy just North of Inkster. Includes waiting room, use of fax and Wi-Fi shared with manual and craniosacral therapist. Contact Phil at (248) 626-6277.


The Center - Massage, Yoga & Wellness Studio in Plymouth has space available for you to host your classes and workshops. Beautiful new room after a recent expansion. Tables & Chairs on site if needed. Contact Margaret at (734)737-9926.

A Perfect Balance: Debbie Bollen. Jenny Harwood Farmington Hills. Holistic, non-invasive brain optimization technology, identifying where brainwave patterns are not functioning at optimal levels. Specializing in: anxiety, memory/ focus problems, sleep issues, PTSD, ADD/ADHD, Brain injury. (248) 254-7827

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The Voices of the Body Mind Spirit Community... 06/07 Healthy Cooking with Macro Val 1-2pm Chef, author, instructor, Valerie Wilson brings her vast knowledge and experience coupled with a true joy of helping people live happier lives through healthier eating!

WEEKLY SHOWS: EVERY MONDAY 8-8:15am Ready, Set, Intention The program designed to help us create and live the lives we believe are ours to enjoy! EVERY TUESDAY 8-8:15am PrayerAid: Healing the World with Power Prayer Chrissie Blaze leads us in morning prayer for a happier, healthier, safer world every Tuesday morning. Be part of this miraculous experience. 06/03 InTouch Interviews 10-11am Kiera Laike, the Founder of The Embodied Wellness Center shares why she has spent 30 years supporting people in self-emergence and how her center can helpYOU! SHOWS BY DATE: 06/01 Live with Wendy Powers 1011am (est) Join Detroit legend, clairvoyant counselor, Wendy Powers as she hosts a bi-monthly program (the first and third Saturdays) giving readings to YOU using NO tools at all! Wendy is eager to share her gifts with everyone. 06/06 Journeys in Wellness 78pm Host Martha D’Anna wants to bring the information that will lead each and every BODY to a life of wellness. Martha encourages YOU to call in at 646-378-0378.

O6/08 Adrianna’s Mystic Connections 10-11am Gifted angel reader, Adrianna invites you to call in and receive guidance and counsel from the angels. Adrianna takes your calls at 646-378-0378 for free readings. 06/11 On The Edge with Chrissie Blaze 1-2pm Chrissie Blaze presents Lynne McTaggart one of the “World’s Most Influential People” and she will discuss her newsletter “What Doctors Don’t Tell You” 06/15 Live with Wendy Powers 1011am (est) Join Detroit legend, clairvoyant counselor, Wendy Powers as she hosts a bi-monthly program (the first and third Saturdays) giving readings to YOU using NO tools at all! Wendy is eager to share her gifts with everyone. 06/18 Sacred Sexuality with Leslie Blackburn 10-11am Helping you connect with your sacred sexuality; Leslie welcomes your LIVE phone calls during the show at 646-378-0378. Bring the topics you may feel no one else understands and realize that someone DOES! 06/18 Aetherius Radio Live 1-2pm Welcome international broadcasters, authors and Aetherius Society members, Richard Lawrence and Chrissie

Blaze as they bring the wisdom of outer space to help you realize the potential of inner space. This month they continue their passionate discussion of The Twelve Blessings. 06/23 Chillin’ with Mr. Peace 2:003:00pm Kevin (Mr. Peace) Szawala opens the airwaves, phone lines and his heart to share and discuss topics of importance to the furtherance of diversity, peace and love in this world. Today’s topic: Suicide 06/23 Full Moon Meditation 9-9:30pm Join the Global Breath Institute for their monthly presentation helping you harness the power of the full moon to help you raise your vibration through techniques such as conscious breathing, meditations and affirmations. 06/26 Accepted As I Am 10-11am Barbra White’s work with the self acceptance process shines during this hour of guidance, conversation, great guests and your calls! Tune in to enjoy Barbra’s special guest! 06/26 We Get Results 1-2pm Mary Singer Albertson KNOWS how to get results and the PEOPLE who make things happen. LEARN how YOU can get results from YOUR government officials!

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Your Guide to a healthy body, an enlightened mind and a renewed Spirit

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Your Guide to a healthy body, an enlightened mind and a renewed Spirit