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Soulpreneur! Empowering Your Vision in 2016 A Conversation with Jessica Valor & Colette Belisle ✽ Our Featured Topic ✽ Caring for Elderly Pets ✽ A Tipping Point ✽ Why It’s Important to Tune Back into Politics by Lynn Woodland

✽ Resolutions for an ✽ Empath’s New Year by Janet Michele Red Feather ✽ The January Horoscope ✽ by Heather Roan Robbins ✽ Poetry & more ✽


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Soulpreneur! Empowering Your Vision in 2016

A Conversation with Jessica Valor & Colette Belisle by Tim Miejan

featured topic CARING FOR ELDERLY PETS 19 A Spiritual Perspective: Care for an Older Pet, by Marianne Soucy 20 Canine Massage: Touch can change your Dog’s Life, by Lisa Sellman 21 Distance Healing with Your Pet by Von Braschler

Finding a Divine Mentor by Joan Gattuso

6  Resolutions for an Empath’s New Year Spirit Leaves, by Janet Michele Red Feather

22 Three Heart Balancing™ for your Dogs by Jaentra Green Gardener

8 Local Healer’s New Book promotes Whole Health

22 When Canine Cancer Strikes by Maria Lisa Polegatto

8 Poetry: The Delicacy—1418 by Wendy E. Slater 8 Poetry: out for a walk, by Jesse Castro 8 Begin the New Year with small, simple Steps to Better Eating Food First, by Nutrition Julie 10 The Tipping Point — Why it’s Important to Tune Back in to Politics by Lynn Woodland 12 2016: A Moment in Time A Pleiadian Message, by Christine Day

How to make the Best of Mercury “Retrograde” by T. Renee Richardson

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Resolutions for an empath’s New Year Spirit Leaves

by Janet Michele Red Feather My way is Ghost. It’s a spiritual way of life I learned with guidance from the Mandan Turtle Priest, Cedric Red Feather, and the late Sam Little Owl. We have an affinity with the Great Spirit, and with all of creation. It is the Spirits we learn from, rather than the human beings. It is a beautiful path of free will, love and compassion not bound by rules, laws or commitments. The thought of making New Year’s resolutions sounds, therefore, too akin to making pledges. I shall, instead, offer a clear light tube from the present self to the Higher Self. In my present empathic state, I steer clear of ordinary thinking. This helps preserve clarity of vision and telepathic communication. It’s easier to remain open when unconstrained by thought barriers derived from others. Strangely, some react with anger when we fail to go along with their program. To retain our Divine purpose, however, we must be ourselves at all times. Others will demand of us an expected laundry list of resolutions: lose 25 pounds, exercise more, shop less, etc. Instead, why not amass a list more ethereal in quality?

  Let us determine that, for this splendid new beginning we call 2016, we bring into existence happy, fulfilling lives. You will have your own objectives. Here is a snapshot of me in 2016, situated within my Higher Self: I am productive, I am talented, I am beautiful, I am strong, I am creative, I am wise, I am compassionate. Instead of Seven Deadly Sins, I have Seven Splendid Virtues: Productivity: I’m not giving into it,   this materialistic notion that meditation, dreaming, and reflecting are without value. They constitute the first step, part and parcel of the creative process. I will indulge my meditations, dreams and thoughts until they produce beautiful essays, cards, and works of art. Talent: My abilities are what make   me unique, and I will share them gratefully with others. My life has meaning when what I excel at encourages others to develop talents within themselves. It’s not about me — about what attention I can garner. I receive immeasurable joy in helping others realize themselves fully. Beauty: All my life, I have fallen short   in the critical eye of others. The Great Spirit made me, and the Great Spirit is a beautiful White Light of Pure Love. I

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emanate from that same Light, so I will end the marathon of self-rebuke, hold my head high and walk tall in Spirit. Strength: I will not be defeated by the   negative intentions of others. The least shadow fills me with the desire to bring in more Light. I feel only sadness for them that they go out in the world with an intention to harm instead of an intention to heal. I bless and release them to their Highest Good, but I do not dwell on the low side of the road with them. Creativity: All of my energies will   go to repurposing what I already have, being grateful for the abundance already here, and coming up with ideas for the prosperity that is coming. It’s good to be prepared so nothing is wasted. Wisdom: True wisdom is like dew on   petals. We see glimmers of it. We shiver, aware of the presence of the Holy Ones, bestowing insight as we look out at the world’s true essence. Without self, without ego, without mind, without control or limitation, there is an opening into which wisdom may quietly enter. Compassion: The single most impor   tant gift we have to give to other beings is compassion. It is the heart’s healing force, a positive, loving emanation transcendent of differences or distinctions. The world is a much more tender and endurable landscape with compassionate people in it. So there it is: my soul’s energetic road map for 2016. I will make colorfully designed cards bearing these concepts for my altar. There are so many negative labels out there our minds could latch onto and obsess over. Why can’t we just as easily glom onto and rejoice in the positive ones? Happy New Year! Numak k ki ami wa (All My Relatives) a Janet Michele Red Feather, J.D., M.A., has taught literature and composition for 18 years at the university, state, tribal and community college levels. She is currently a tenured English faculty member at Normandale Community College. Janet enjoys her role as Ceremonial Singer for Native American ceremonies, singing traditional songs in Mandan and Lakota. She made a career shift into teaching after serving nearly eight years as a defense litigator in California. Her life changed significantly after she traveled to North Dakota in 1993 to fast and pray for a way of life. She welcomes correspondence at Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved. ISSN 1085-0996 Copyright © 2016 All Rights Reserved. The Edge is published by The Edge LLC. Reproduction of articles in print or electronically without permission of the author is prohibited. The Edge does not

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Local healer’s new book promotes whole health Love Your Organs, Love Yourself is the title of a soon-to-be-released natural health book by Warren King, L.Ac., a seasoned natural medicine practitioner and advocate practicing in Minnetonka, Minn. Understanding the language that your body speaks is important so you can make sense that its symptoms is its empowering message. Written from the millennial vantage point of Oriental Medicine, the book is designed for the lay reader and teaches:   How each element is outpictured in your body and organs;   How nutrition impacts your organs, with recommendations for specific nourishing foods, herbs and cooking styles;   How emotions are directly affected by the organs. The book also includes accessible and easy to read explanations of the 5 elements, Chinese medicine, Yin and Yang and more. “It’s important to make the connection between the body’s symptoms and any organ imbalance

that may be responsible for the issue,” the author says. “Who would think that an occipital headache, hip pain or feeling of chronic frustration could be due to a gallbladder imbalance? My intention in writing this book is to help people learn what their organs actually do and how to bring them to a greater state of balance and health via tools like foods and herbs, acupressure and qi gong.” Warren King has practiced Oriental Medicine for more than 25 years, and in that span of time has worked with approximately 10,000 patients. He studied at the New England School of Acupuncture, the Kushi Institute in Boston and the Midwest Center of Oriental Medicine in Chicago. In addition to acupuncture, Warren offers related holistic treatments including auricular medicine, homeopathy and Quantum Neuro Reset Therapy (QNRT). For more information, visit or a

The Delicacy—1418 by Wendy E. Slater The delicacy Of these sounds: A train, lizards in the bush, Distant religious music Loud enough for me To chant with, Celebration of voices Rising up into the sky Simplicity with sitar Climbing with the moon, Quarter crescent, A lute and the stars All become you Me, us. As song, a symphony Is sung And always singing. a Wendy E. Slater had been through a crucible of chronic illness that forever changed her, launching Wendy on a quest for meaning and life reexamination. That quest opened a gateway into self-healing that resulted in 20 volumes of simmering, soul-searing and spiritual poetry. Into the Hearth, Poems-Volume 14, is the first of her volumes to reach publication. This poem is an excerpt, by permission of Traduka Publishing. Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.


out for a walk by Jesse Castro where I go the night has a name for each falling star. wings whisper the words where there weren’t any before. in my silence a bird’s voice wants to be remembered forever. a Jesse Castro is a poet, outsider artist, community activist, art educator and advocate for the displaced and at-risk children and their parents. Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.

Begin the New Year with small, simple steps to better eating Food First

by Nutrition Julie The New Year is a great time to assess where you are at in your life. It’s a time to look at what seems to be working and to acknowledge what may not be working so well. It offers an opportunity to expand, grow, stretch and move more into the life and person you desire to be. It is very tempting to hit January with full steam towards all sorts of new goals and aspirations, but all too often we try to change too many things at once instead of honoring the personal journey we are on. As a Holistic Health Coach and Nutrition Educator, I believe in the power of making smaller, consistent shifts that result in big changes over time. When looking at your overall health it is good to consider a variety of factors such as nutrition, exercise, stress management, spiritual practice, relationships, job satisfaction and, in general, where you are at and where you would like to be. I am all about food first and believe that what you put in your mouth daily greatly affects all the other areas of your life. I teach from the perspective of balance and believe that if we give our body the nutrients it needs, it will keep us free of cravings, mood swings, hormonal issues, illness and disease that come from imbalance. So how do we achieve this balance in a world that is constantly in motion and where food choices abound? It can be difficult! It seems that every time we turn around, there is a new diet trend or fad that everyone seems to be embracing. Instead of trying the latest fads, diets or counting calories or points, I encourage my clients to eat whole, real foods and to tap into their inner wisdom and intuition to really assess how different foods make them feel. I’m a plant-based, eat local, ditch the packaged and processed kind of gal. I am also a busy business owner and mother of five who understands that good food options need to be quick, tasty, nutritious and pass for your more picky family members. I am here to support your health journey. Start here with a comforting, warm, simple soup recipe that your body will love after all the holiday over-indulgences. Pair with a side of your favorite greens. Happy 2016! Butternut Apple Honey Soup

Heat 1 T olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add 2 diced shallots, cook 3 minutes. Add 5 cups vegetable broth, 1 diced medium butternut squash, 2 diced Granny Smith apples, 1 T minced ginger, 2 tsp dried sage, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg and salt to taste, simmer 30 minutes. Stir in 2 T honey. Pour soup into a blender and puree. You may need to do this in batches depending on the size of your blender. Garnish with toasted walnuts. This soup is super easy, super quick and super healing! Note: I use the already diced butternut squash found in the freezer section to decrease my prep time. a Nutrition Julie is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and Raw Food Nutrition Educator who is passionate about Nutrition, Health and Wellness. Julie believes that real, whole, nutritious foods are a powerful tool in living a healthy, conscious, disease-free life and works to educate, inspire and empower the people she works with through her step-by-step Food First System. For more information, visit www. Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.

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The Tipping Point—Why it’s Important to Tune Back in to Politics by Lynn Woodland I’m a spiritual teacher, not a political nerd. I generally keep my politics separate from my spiritual teachings — until I see the two colliding so dramatically that I can’t help but comment. I’m also feeling compelled to speak out because of how many people in my spiritual circle, when asked their thoughts on political turns of events, respond that they don’t pay attention to politics. I understand it. For those of us intent on meditating into a peaceful state, politics is a rough and crude vibration. For those of us who have turned to spirituality as a balm for our heightened sensitivities to the world around us, politics can be the worst of allergens. And some of us have simply given up because we don’t see politics changing anything. For all of you who have tuned out of politics for one reason or another, this is the time to tune back in — and here’s why. People from radically different backgrounds and for different reasons seem to agree that something monumental is about to happen and perhaps is already happening. Many economists are predicting an extreme global economic crash this coming year — bigger than in 2008. Historian and political commentator Thom Hartmann wrote a whole book about this next year, The Crash of 2016, putting together the pieces of why this kind of crash is very possible. Storms, droughts, fires and other environmental incidents are growing more extreme and environmentalists are becoming increasingly dire in their predictions for the very near future. quality of life

But not all predictions are dire. Well-known economist and futurist Jeremy Rifkin speculates that the increasing availability of free stuff enabled by the internet is quickly leading to an era of nearly free goods and services that will eclipse capitalism, resulting in heightened quality of life for masses of people. (He explains in this fascinating talk: Many metaphysical seers are calling this year a powerful turning point in humanity’s evolution, suggesting that we’ve collectively reached a tipping point where there are now enough of us aligned with a high vibration of love to tip the planet in a new, better direction. We live in the midst of a paradigm change. The old order is made up of hierarchical power structures where small groups at the top control — and often exploit — 10

everyone else. The emerging, new order is an egalitarian form of empowerment, made up of connected communities, both local and global, working cooperatively for the benefit of all. This is no futuristic utopian fantasy; it’s already happening in countless contexts as a result of the heightened connectivity afforded by the internet and the sheer numbers of us who are now connected. Think, for example, of the huge amounts of information available to us through the internet. Organizing infrastructures such as Google and Wikipedia have put libraries full of knowledge literally in the palm of anyone with a smart phone. This instant access to information, that was impossible just short decades ago, is created by countless individuals contributing small bits of information into various organizing and delivery infrastructures.   There are now endless examples of this kind of resource sharing. It gutted established music and publishing industries as individuals became able to take their work directly to the public without any intermediary. Entrepreneur and best-selling author Lisa Gansky describes in her book, The Mesh—Why the Future of Business is Sharing, how cooperative resource-sharing is the hot new business model.   This is the emerging new order. It’s one where individuals are empowered beyond anything we’ve previously known through small efforts contributed by masses of us into an organizing infrastructure. It’s win/ win; it’s easy; it’s the virtually limitless power of all of us together. Thomas W. Malone, of MIT, established the Center for Collective Intelligence to study this new phenomenon, suggesting that the “hive mind” of millions of people and millions of computers all connected to one another just might be able

to “act more intelligently than any individual, group or computer has ever done before” and solve such collective problems as climate change. This new model of collective power is already replacing many hierarchical power structures that not so long ago seemed inevitable — and it’s already begun to change us. This brings us to the upcoming election. In spite of many fast, heady changes coming via our quickly evolving technology, the old, hierarchical power structures are still alive and well — perhaps stronger than ever in a last-gasp struggle for control. We see it playing out with a vengeance in our political system.   Thanks to the Supreme Court ruling in 2010 (in the “Citizens United” case) corporations may now pour an unlimited amount of money into elections. This, combined with high public apathy and low voter turn-out, means elections can easily be bought by the highest bidder. With less than a 40 percent turnout, is it any wonder that in 2012 we saw a wave of ultraconservative Tea Party candidates elected who were heavily funded by billionaires? They vote for billionaire interests while speaking to the sensibilities of easily mobilized fringe groups: anti-gay, anti-brown, anti-immigrant, anti-abortion, etc. Many of these candidates were voted in by as little as 18 or 19 percent of eligible voters. old order power

We are surely at a cusp where the bad is getting worse while the wave to rise above it is getting stronger, and this dynamic is clearly evident in the scramble toward the 2016 election. Perfectly representing the extreme of old-order power is Donald Trump, telling us that he will fix everything and will run the country as an effective CEO, just as he has run his companies. He claims not to be bought because he can fund himself — in other words, he is at the very top of the hierarchical power chain. Of course, a CEO is basically a dictator who requires obedience from all beneath him, and while efficiency is of the highest priority, the beneficiaries of this efficiency are the small leader class, not the large employee class. Then there’s Ben Carson, with a quiet, hypnotic voice that makes voter suppression laws sound reasonable because, as he puts it, voting should only be “done by the appropriate people.” He doesn’t rouse us or promise to take care of us; he just lulls us into lethargy and sleep.   On the Democratic side, one of the two front runners is Hillary Clinton who,

though still significantly funded by old-order, big-business money, is promising to fight for many populist causes. As an experienced insider, she makes an excellent case for being the one best able to do battle with the old-order powers that have created political deadlock throughout Obama’s presidency. She is the seasoned, democratic pit bull ready to fight hard within a stagnant system for realistic results. In contrast, Bernie Sanders refuses big industry money and is funded largely by small, individual donations and labor union support. More significantly, Sanders has made it clear that the power to change doesn’t reside in him — it’s in all of us together. In the first democratic debate, he was the only candidate who never once used the word “I” in his opening introduction. Even when speaking of his own campaign, he tends to say “we.” He is calling for a movement, a “revolution,” driven by everyone stepping up together.   Bernie Sanders isn’t a brash and entertaining reality TV star like Donald Trump, nor the handsome, charismatic “rock star” that Barack Obama was eight years ago. He’s not the polished and high-powered Hillary Clinton ready to break the gender barrier as our first woman president. He’s just another old, white guy. In fact, he’s known for being rumpled, curmudgeonly and none too charming. So what does he have that’s drawing the crowds, especially younger people?   Perhaps it’s that he’s speaking to something that has already collectively shifted within us. Perhaps he is asking us to tap a power source that we’ve already begun to take for granted in other contexts: the power of all of us together. Maybe it’s because he’s offering a path so simple that it requires nothing more than large numbers of us making tiny contributions; or because his message — that we can accomplish any magnitude of change together — is the purest representation among the current presidential hopefuls of the new order. And because, unlike 2008, now we’ve reached the Tipping Point.

The revolution that Sanders describes doesn’t require a pit bull, a rock star or an authoritarian TV personality telling us what to do. Neither does it require marching in the street. It doesn’t even ask us to fundamentally change our sensibilities to embrace a radically un-American socialist agenda (Sanders’ idea of democratic socialism isn’t much different from FDR’s). What’s more, the infrastructure for this revolution is already in place — it’s voting, and not just once for a president, then tuning out for another four years. It’s time to start paying attention, not to how bad everything is but to how open the possibilities are.   Trump, Carson, Clinton, Sanders. If we take the players out of the equation, these four might well represent the bigger choices for life we have in this Tipping Point era of monumental change. Some of us will surrender our power altogether in a Stockholm syndrome kind of attachment to the very structures that keep us entrapped. Some of us will sink into apathy and sleep. Some of us will fight, even though the odds seem overwhelmingly against us, because it’s better than giving up. Others of us will step into a new paradigm where change can happen quickly and without fighting, simply by showing up together.   We’re in unprecedented times environmentally, economically, technologically and spiritually. At this Tipping Point, change will come whether we’re ready for it or not. It will come with a crash while we’re sleeping, or one hardfought crumb at a time. It will be wrenching if we try to cling to what used to be. But, just possibly, it will come with ease and grace as we all choose it together. And you? How will you move into the new order? a  

Lynn Woodland is an international teacher, author of Making Miracles—Create New Realities for Your Life and Our World, and creator of the online Miracles Course. Her particular expertise is in what gives rise to miracles and in teaching ordinary people to live extraordinary lives so that miracles become, not just possible, but natural. Visit Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.

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2016: A moment in time A Pleiadian Message

by Christine Day Beloved ones, we greet you. We welcome you into the newly expanded energies of the year 2016. At the very moment of the New Year, an energetic shift took place. A series of strong destiny lines came into form on your planet, these destiny lines hosted strong forces of light that redefined the energies on planet earth. These destiny lines opened up in a moment, like buds of a flower opening to the sun, and contained the understandings of Truth of your transformational time. Truth was finally realized, anchored on your planet making it possible to be revealed to those of you who are ready. This is your time for your own revelation. The wheel turns, and the winds of change flow unchecked onto the earth, opening up a series of multi-dimensional grids on your earth plane. This year heralds in a predestined turning point of a self-resurrection within your consciousness, so that you can emerge within a new level of you. This is a destiny moment that was set in motion before you entered this earth plane, and agreed upon by you. With this change set in motion at the time of the New Year, you are now simply moving to meet this destiny moment within your self. We call this entire year simply a “moment in time,” for that is what it is in reality, a multi-dimensional moment of direct experience for all of you who have been Seekers on your path. You are being called by your destiny, in quest of an aspect of your self that has been hidden from you until now. You have sensed, known that there is a defined purity for you to experience, to discover within you. Now is your “moment!” Back to your flow

With the new energies coming onto the planet in this New Year, you will be drawn by


an invisible current, an invisible thread and be moved back to your flow. This flow will realign you back to true light source. This is “a happening” moment, a sacred reunion of your self. Through this invisible current you are being called by your own individual light frequency of divine pure source. You will be returned back to a place where you have always existed, on a multi-dimensional level. Moved back, aligned to a transformational sacred reunion. There is much to be discovered and unveiled by you during this aspect of your journey. Many of you will come into a new understanding of who you are within the sacred whole of the Collective Consciousness. You will come to experience that aspect of you that is sacred. This sacred aspect has been waiting for you to remember, in order for an expanded collective experience to take place within you. Your human aspect needs this sacred reconnection to take place now. A deep natural healing can take place through this reconnection enabling the human part of you to be able to function more easily than ever before on this earth plane. For the love contained within your sacred reconnections will deeply touch and heal your own human element. Through this metamorphosis there is a powerful opportunity for a physical renewal to take place within the cells of your own body. Your frequency

You will be able to live through a conscious, awakened state in your day-to-day life; this will bring in many different elements and changes to how you live on this earth plane. Your frequency of light that you carry in this awakened state will help to transform your earth plane. Through this light you carry a synergy of the God consciousness state will automatically support all human beings.

You will emanate this light consciousness outwards, as part of your natural state, as you move through your world. Your light frequency will bring transformation in the form of awakening to many, so that they, in turn, will begin to align and to follow their own unique current of flow. This is “a moment” of mass awakening for those of you who have been seekers. It is an essential time for each one of you to let go and simply Be. You are moving into a time of “not knowing” what is going on. This is the time to let go, no matter what, and not try to make sense of anything. Most importantly, you need to let go of the human ego need to understand what is happening. You may be thinking, well I have already been in this place of “not knowing” and letting go! You have to come to a place in your journey, a next step, of knowing that you will not understand your process. This transformational step will take you beyond where you have been up to this point. A deeper “letting go” is required of you. You will be moved into a very different place of experience that is totally unfamiliar to you from your point of view. Steps forward

Many of you have taken steps forward on your journey and simply trusted. You have taken steps that have not made logical sense in a 3rd dimensional world, and now you are being asked to make a deeper commitment to yourself at this time. This journey is all about you holding your own integral place within the Universal Consciousness. Your own central place originates within your heart space. Everything can arise within your heart space doorway. This doorway through the heart is your entrance into your Home space that holds your unlimited potential of Self. That is the only focus right now. You and your heart are the sacred connection to your own multi-dimension-

ality. This sacred connection through your heart is your key to unlocking the access to your flow, to your unlimited divine light source consciousness, your higher self. With this tremendous energetic shift of the New Year, the cells of your heart have undergone a multi-dimensional transformation to enable you to move in a new dynamic relationship with Self. A dawning of light is taking place within each heart cell. We liken it to a sunrise taking place within each individual cell. The combined frequency of this rising light is birthing your own unique divine pure source energy through your cells. This is creating a natural pathway of flow to emerge for you, opening up an opportunity for you to align to your own flowing force of light. Next destiny step

We are here with you at this new juncture on your road to support you in this next destiny step. The energies are in place within your heart cells and also within the Universe to align you once more back to your home space. Many different dimensional settings are in place to support your individual journey home. Everything is set for you to follow your flowing current, that invisible thread that holds your unique frequency setting. There will be a different process for each one of you, a unique path of experience that is necessary. It is important to simply follow your own path, not looking back or sideways or forward. Take one step at a time within the moment, within each experience, as it presents itself to you and allow the sacred movement to draw you into your own current. At times nothing will be familiar to you, at these times you need to breathe, connect to your heart and let go. Be still and actively wait for the next door to open. Many opportunities will be revealed to you, many of these will be in the form of multi-dimensional connections that are off planet. Some of these new connections are really reconnections, pre-destined and very

important for you at this time. Your rebirthing

These reconnections will give you access into the Higher Realms that will support you in your rebirthing process. You may find that the Angelic realms, the Galactic community and the Spiritual realms will be involved in your rebirthing process. They will support you in this redefinition of yourself as you transition through your transformation. Remember: you are not separate from any of these individual light realms of consciousness. Each one of you is an aspect of the God Consciousness. We all hold that aspect within us. This is our sacred connection to you. We want to remind you that we have all returned back to the collective God Consciousness. Now it is time for you to take your place. We liken this process to a huge ocean of light and each one of you is a single, unique divine drop of that ocean. You each hold an aspect of this sacred design. As you return home through your current of flow, we all become more defined within a multi-dimensional design. The whole collective God Consciousness becomes complete. This was always going to be the outcome, to bring this sacred design to completion and you playing an essential role though your returning. You hold the full essence of this plan within your heart. You will remember. You are remembering. Know that you only have to deeply desire through your heart to move towards this opportunity that is in front of you. There only needs to be the heart’s desire to deeply commit to your self, to be in the flow, and then just let go. We want to acknowledge the perfect sacred timing of this moment. Understand this is a timeless moment for all of us to unfold together within the sacred collective energy. This has always been the design. We call each one of you forward now, to witness your heart and move forward into   see

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your heart/home space, to reach outwards and claim fully that which is yours and has been yours forever. Your heart cells will be fully activated and aligned for you to enter your unique frequency current/your flow. By the 5th day of your New Year you will be ready to move forward. It is important to take your time to fully claim this next step. Open up and call all your pre-agreement support teams to you. Then you can move forward with the below steps. The Activation Process

The following is the activation process: Claim your heart: Bring your hand to your heart space. Bring your awareness to the connection of your hand on your heart. Breathe. Use the Conscious breath like a soft wind, into your heart connection. Note: The Conscious Breath is done by breathing in and out of the mouth. As you breathe into your heart you claim your heart. Each breath claims your connection to your heart. Do not rush this part of the process! Claim your heart with your sound: Bring forward this sound, AE EESTAH. Bring your sound into your heart. This sound activates a process within the heart cells and the multi-dimensional home space within your heart, aligning you to your flow. As you make the sound, feel the sound moving through you. Let yourself become the sound. This is your claim on your heart/home space. This is you creating your own sacred call of your destiny. Now use the sound, AE…. bring this aspect of the   sound into the opening and let go. As many times until it feels complete. Now use the sound, EESTAH, just this aspect of the   sound, and let go. As many times until complete. Now bring in the full sound again, AE EESTAH, feel the   difference. As many times until it feels complete. Now bring your full awareness into your heart opening.   Use the conscious breath and let go. Claim your place in your heart; move into the doorway of the flowing space. It may feel huge, limitless, as though you are in another space of experience. That’s okay. Just let go, and Be. This is your first step on your next level of your journey. We will witness you. When you feel ready, call us forward and know that you have set in motion a powerful next wave of your journey. The love of all of us within the Universe is with you. We welcome each one of you to your homecoming. Blessings, The Pleiadians a Christine Day is a leading spiritual teacher, healer, channel and author. Following a traumatic childhood in her native Australia, Christine was diagnosed with advanced Systemic Lupus at the age of 31 and given a short time to live. Shortly afterward, she experienced a profound spiritual awakening with the Pleiadians, the energy of which moved her to a place of complete self-healing. Since then Christine has been presenting Pleiadian Events, Seminars and Transmissions of Light throughout the United States and internationally. Visit Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.

January horoscope: assess, repair, re-envision Mercurial Messages

by Heather Roan Robbins As 2016 dawns, our world is re-patterning after the cultural earthquakes set off as Uranus squared Pluto between 2012-2015. We need to stay involved and help direct the evolving new forms. As January begins, let’s work through conflicting needs with honesty, imagination and an awareness of our universe’s vastness as Quadrantids meteors shower and the Sun conjuncts profound Pluto. Use the introspective Mercury retrograde cycle from January 6-26 to rest, repair and deepen spiritual practice. Release outmoded ambitions as Mars trines Neptune around Jan 18 and realign with inspiration to leap forward in the months ahead. Aries (Mar. 21-Apr. 19)…January’s restlessness asks you to bench-press

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your patience and make life a centering meditation. Revel in your independent responsibility for your own happiness, but stay open to moments of serendipitous connection. Early in the month, potential discouragement inspires you to realign with your vision, and then build on small productive changes towards the end. Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20)…You understand how to cuddle, get cozy and dream in the bear’s den in these dark winter months. Steadily pace yourself and you come through January’s Mercury retrograde cycle with grace. If your patience is tried by drama around you, share your comfort. Notice deeper soul lessons that challenge you to truly live by your philosophy. Gemini (May 21-June 20)…Take care of your respiratory system this month; be inspired in all the best ways. Listen

for the story behind the story; get people talking and uncover personal history. Help straighten out miscommunications and look for meaning beneath the surface plot. Facilitate others’ work this month, rather than push yours forward, and they will soon reciprocate. Cancer (June 21-July 22)… Be kind to your heart. Don’t take personally the stress of others nearby, nor make their happiness your responsibility; do be a channel for grounded nurturing action to enter this world and be nourished thereby. If feelings are hurt midmonth, ask more questions; open conversation can dissolve many problems. Neighbors, siblings, circle sisters can be unusually supportive. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)…Don’t ask if you’re sufficient, do ask how you can work with what you have and what you are. Let your natural generosity support others, but in a sustainable, non-codependent, way. If you’re feeling unusually permeable mid-month, rest rather than push. Enjoy an unusually creative imagination, but stay in the present romantically. Open to collaboration as the month ends. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)… Jupiter in Virgo calls you out of your comfort zone and to the front of your stage, but it’s up to you to make it count, all while balancing your need for a meditative inner sanctum. Remember that you are not doing this alone, work with Spirit if your extended family faces challenges, and feel the support. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)…Speak up about some recent unfairness, but keep the focus on the healing power of social justice and egalitarian relationship. Mid-month, help others’ empathize; encourage them to walk in another’s shoes. Do not get caught in the family power dynamics; compassionately respond but stay on course. A small crisis may bring positive new contacts. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)…You may feel like your siblings’ keeper this month. If you perceive things that others don’t, appreciate your special gift. But just because you see it, doesn’t mean you have to say it; timing and pacing are every-

thing. Honor the mystery of life’s unfoldment, and help when there’s an opening. Deal frankly and optimistically around shared resources. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)… Your honesty and clarity is needed. Take leadership this month, but with a steady even flow, and check back for stragglers, as you can run ahead of the pack. Paradoxically, impatient speed will increase delays, so pace yourself. Tend to your practical matters as you would tend a temple; let pragmatism be a vessel for your enthusiastic spirit. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan.19)… Step back from your busy agenda and attend an important sidebar, a short-term project or karmic engagement. Assume your natural responsible authority, but empower the people around you to make their own decisions; it takes longer but encourages their growth. Look for a balancing playfulness in your inner realms, behind the scenes, and with your guardian spirits. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)…Let this month be a retreat, burrow into your psyche and listen to dreams, but do so productively. Share what’s going on within; along with your own conundrums you’re processing the weight of the collective soul, and don’t need to do this alone. If a friend projects old issues upon you, gentle honesty and authenticity dissolves the illusion. Pisces (Feb. 19-Mar. 20)…Group dynamics or circles of friends may be touchy this month and need a deft and sensitive approach. But you can do that. If you perceive how complicated the situation really is, don’t get tangled in the story, do look for the sacred core underneath. Avoid decisions midmonth, but if needed, don’t take a shortcut, opt for compassion and good karma. a

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Heather Roan Robbins is a heartcentered and choice-oriented astrologer, palmist and ceremonialist with 30+ years’ experience. Her book, Moon Wisdom: Transform Your Life using the Moon Signs and Cycles, brings real astrology into an accessible format. She’s trained in astro-locality, mythic, multi-generational and traditional astrology and uses it at the core of her spiritual counseling. Visit www. Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.

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Soulpreneur! Empowering Your Vision in 2016 A Conversation with Jessica Valor & Colette Belisle

by Tim Miejan The partnership of Jessica Valor and Colette Belisle has all the earmarks of something we all should be binge-watching on television: The Medium & the MBA. The ingredients: two intelligent and highly intuitive and empathic women living in the Twin Cities. One, Jessica Valor of Woodbury, is a spiritual medium, quantum healer and empowerment coach who once served as vice president in a thriving but toxic corporate environment and survived a near-death experience. The other, Colette Belisle of Minneapolis, has an international MBA from Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford and is a leading business growth strategist, fearless success coach, Huffington Post contributor and speaker who helps entrepreneurs globally design businesses and lives they love. Singularly, they thrive. Together, they create thriving, empowered leaders of light who ripple the cosmos with a melded passion and purpose to serve others. Jessica Valor and Colette Belisle have launched the Empower Your Vision Academy to give business and spiritual mentorship to soulpreneurs — men and women who have the passion to serve others by living their purpose and expressing the gifts of their souls. The two women spoke with The Edge to share how their combined resources can assist those who may have taken a leap of faith by creating a soul-driven business but may be hanging by a limb in this highly competitive marketplace. You are all about empowering individuals. Let’s begin by talking about purpose. What misconceptions do people have about their purpose and why are so many people asking you about their purpose right now? Jessica Valor: As a medium and someone

who works with the Spirit guides and Ascended Masters, I know that the Earth is in a time of Ascension where we are all moving forward together into a new dimension of light. The way that we live is all reflected in energy. Energy is everything. So, we want to raise our vibration so that we can go through that Ascension process seamlessly in a way that feels good and feels safe for everyone. In our real world, the day-to-day, that is all reflected in why we came to the planet. Why did we incarnate? We came here for 16

Jessica Valor, left, and Colette Belisle recently launched the Empower Your Vision Academy in the Twin Cities.

a purpose, for a Divine reason, and this is reflected in our world today in our work, in our purpose, what we do to be of service to ourselves and others. That always goes back to what brings me the most joy. Everybody we talk to wants to help heal the world — and everyone wants to help heal themselves in the world. Maybe you just don’t know yet what that looks like. During the past two years as a medium, everyone has asked for some guidance or a quantum healing as to, “What is my purpose? How do I move any blocks in my way to fulfill my purpose? And how do I turn that into a business and make money?” Money is how we sustain ourselves to live on this planet at this time. It is an energy exchange. So it really is all about the spirituality and the fundamental way in which we live today. Spirituality is all about unconditional love. Why do you go to work? You go to work because you love yourself and you love your family and your friends and because you want to contribute to yourself and the world. This is a time of ascending our energy and evolving our soul, and our purpose is how we achieve our goals in the ways that we want this. Colette Belisle: One misconception people sometimes have about their purpose, and the reason it feels so overwhelming for them, is they think their purpose has to be huge. They think that their purpose has to be going out to save the world. As Jess was saying, it’s really about finding the way that we can contribute and share

our gifts in society in order to help and inspire others. That can be simply on a family level or on a community level — and there is a ripple effect that one creates, and that ripple effect is really what changes the world. Many small business owners in the holistic and metaphysical arenas are struggling to make ends meet financially. What are your perspectives on why this is so and what shift may be called for in this community? Jessica: My number one key related to that

is empowerment — and this involves two different things. For many, many, many lifetimes, people were crucified for using their light and speaking the Truth. I work with a lot of people through past life regression and quantum healing to release all blocks and fears they may still be holding onto through all lifetimes and dimensions, all the way back to the beginning of time. It all boils down to this, “Am I safe to speak my purpose and be in my power?” The key is to feel safe and to be empowered in expressing your individual gifts with the world. The other aspect relates to the ego, which tells you that you’re not good enough. Who do you think you are to use your voice? People stuck in the ego are in the comparison game versus the collaboration game. When you’re there, you’re separating yourself from others. You don’t believe that we’re all connected, and that feels really bad for people. Every human being needs support and validation. Every single one of

us is part of the Oneness. Colette and I support our business clients and witness their transformation in this spiritual atmosphere. The magic happens when they start collaborating and they let go of those fears and they get out of comparing themselves with others. We watch them grow exponentially and really achieve the goals that are important for them when they are aligned with their purpose and priority. Unfortunately, many people come to us feeling that they’re not supported. They haven’t invested in themselves or found the right support system or gained information to actually grow their business in that way. Part of the validation piece is an element of business strategy. You need to have real strategic business solutions and plans for your business so you know how to move forward. A lot of people who have spiritually based businesses do not have those resources and tools or they don’t know how to get them. Colette: Most of these people that we’re seeing in that (holistic and metaphysical) arena started their businesses because they had a passion or a purpose, not because they studied business. Their ultimate goal is to serve others. Some of the more traditional consulting services, so to speak, are targeting larger businesses, and so these larger firms aren’t accessible to the local entrepreneur, especially the soulpreneur. Traditional consulting focuses only on money and growing the business, not on the actual impact the business has on people’s lives. At the end of the day, yes, money is important, but the clients we work with ultimately are in it for the impact. They’re in it to serve others. That’s why we created Partner Together. We saw that our model of helping businesses serve others while thriving financially didn’t exist out there in a way that was accessible. Nobody was speaking to their underlying desires and priorities — while helping them better understand the technology that is available. It’s essential today to understand the new business tools and the way technology is moving in order to grow your business. Two other things came to mind as Jess was speaking. One relates to this shift in the paradigm of working for money and then doing your purpose on the side, usually in the form of non-profit or volunteer work. We’re now moving to more of a spectrum where it’s not just non-profit profit. We’re moving into the area of social enterprise and service for the greater good. But for us to step into that as a full-time job, we need to be paid for that. We need that exchange of energy so that we can continue to serve. The issues relate to those underlying limiting beliefs that we were raised with, that if you are doing good in the world you should not be paid for it,

that you should be doing this just out of the goodness of your heart. So shifting that energy around our perception of money is really important, and it’s a challenge for those of us who are stepping into a place where we’re focusing on service. The other issue relates to value. Many people are still learning — especially in the holistic community — how to communicate their value to people who don’t yet have the level of knowledge that they have. For example, you may have learned Reiki and you know it’s value, but Reiki’s value is not yet common knowledge in the greater community. The key is learning how to communicate that in a way that expands your market instead of contracts your market. Honestly, this is a learned skill and that’s part of business. Jess and I are seeing that as our clients are able to step into that place of being able to communicate their message on a broader level, they’re able to grow their business far more quickly. It’s not so much about the modality; it’s more about the results and the value. From an individual standpoint, how do you know when you are on purpose? Is there a shift in which you intuitively know that you’re doing what you’re intended to be doing? Jessica: Yes, absolutely. I feel that this shift,

this kind of revolution, happens in people. It happens a lot when Colette and I are in conversation with people and we are engaging with them. It is the result of Spirit coming through as I am channeling with the Masters and their Spirit guides and asking that particular soulpreneur questions. I can’t tell you your purpose. You have to come forward and speak your Truth. We can support you with Spirit and share our knowledge and resources with you so you can state your purpose out loud. We witness this happening every day. People declare, “I’m a flower healing expert.” Or “I’m A Course in Miracles teacher.” Like, yes, that’s it! And we watch them light up. Seriously, there’s nothing better in the world than watching people become empowered in who they are and what they came here to do. It brings tears to my eyes, because I am so happy. We really live to love these people and lift them up. We do it because we are so excited to watch people bring their vision to life. It’s so cool to watch that happen. It’s difficult to come to that place on your own because you need validation and love and support, and assistance in understanding that none of us is separate from anyone else. This is a process of unfolding who you are and really feeling safe in that space to come out of your shell and say, “This is who I am. This is my purpose. This is what I came here to do, and I’m ready to go put that in the world and turn it into a thriving business.”

Colette: On a personal level, when you

finally tune into that purpose and it’s really clear, you have no doubts. Just as I have no doubts that in some form, I will continue to empower people to step into their purpose and make that their life’s work for the rest of my life. I know that I would do that even if someone said to me, “Colette, you can never be paid a dollar for this. You’re going to have to get a full-time job.” I would still do it on the side, because I wouldn’t feel fulfillment in life if I went through the rest of my life and never did it again. This is something I can do every day, all day, and it continually lights me up. I don’t get sick of it. When you finally step into that and get clarity around what that is, it feels like a no-brainer. Once you become aware of it, you just feel it so deep in your intuition and in your soul that it’s just, “Well, of course this is it.”

Doesn’t fear keep people from not stepping through that door and moving that direction? Jessica: Yes, fear is the elephant in the

room. So I always tell people, “That elephant is going to be with you for your life, okay? The fear isn’t going to go anywhere. Fear is your best friend, so shift your perspective about fear and ego.” I say embrace your ego. Embrace your fear. Touch your elephant every morning or whenever it is looking at you and saying something. You love elephants, right? Elephants are so cute, and they are so sweet, but they’re big, right? You can’t ignore them. So, you just pet your elephant and you take its little nose and you walk along together and you say, “Okay fear, okay elephant, what is it that you need me to see? Show me what I need to see and tell me what I need to hear so that I may learn from this fear in this moment today so that it may fuel my positive momentum inside of my divine purpose and my highest vibration so I may serve myself and the world. Please show me. Please share. Thank you so much, and I love you.” That is how I tell people to face their fear every day — to embrace and walk with it. Don’t let it drive you. Walk beside it.

You talk in your business literature about leading with your light. What does that mean? Jessica: We’re in a time that’s all about

leading with your light. That’s a leadership movement that evolved as Colette and I have started collaborating. We’ve moved in this new paradigm where we’re no longer lightworkers. We’re light leaders. We’re focused on supporting people to understand their Divine genius and their light so that they can be light leaders in the world today.

Colette: A light leader is someone who steps into their purpose. It’s not to say they’re fearless, but they don’t let their fear drive them   see

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— and they are sharing that message with the world. And in that process, they are inspiring others to step into their message, too. You don’t have to be like Jess and me, out there on a stage or teaching people. All it takes is stepping into what you were meant to do, and that gives others permission to do the same. That creates a ripple effect in which we go out into the world looking at obstacles as opportunities. What some people might call obstacles are really opportunities for me to get even more clear on my message and my purpose — and share that with others and increase the vibration and expand the love that is in the world. When we’re making money by doing our life’s work, what we’re doing is showing people that service is valuable, that by helping others we can help ourselves. It always comes back to us. What we want to encourage people to do with this movement is to do exactly what Jess said, to step into that, to feel empowered and know that they can lead with their light and put more love in the world and create that ripple effect together. It’s not just one drop. Together, we’re seriously shifting the ocean. How did Empower Your Vision Academy evolve and what pieces did each of you bring to the business? Jessica: Colette and I had a common

thread. We worked with a similar designer and that’s how we met. I was talking to the designer one day and he said, “I think you’d really resonate with this girl, Colette. I feel like you’re supposed to connect with her.” I looked her up on Facebook and looked at her website and, while we work in very different avenues, we shared a similar vision. So, we met twice for coffee and were instantly fond of each other. I had a company that I left where I was the Vice President and grew it into the millions. I have a very strong business background, but that’s not really my main focus. I want to support my clients. I love my clients. So one day I was sitting at my home office trying to figure out how I was going to merge myself as a spiritual teacher and mentor and a business coach, and how I was not going to work 100 hours a week to do this. Colette happened to come over to my house that day. She was on her way back to see her family in Eau Claire, Wisc., from Minneapolis and she dropped by to chat. I was pulling my hair out, still in my pajamas, and I was stressing about how to reconfigure my business. She was talking to me about the same kind of thing on her end. She was creating a course and wanted to run a program, but she did not want to do it all herself. So I looked at her and asked, “Do you want to partner?” And, she’s like, “Yeah, I do.” So we got together and, God bless her, 18

she’s the most brilliant woman. I’m so blessed every day. We worked really hard. We created an amazing program, and our first launch was very successful, which is amazing, since we’ve only been working together since July and August. In those few months we’ve done a lot. With Spirit and our own endeavor, it’s all just blossomed and evolved into this “Lead with your Light” movement and its Empowered Your Vision Academy. In two months’ time, our clients have grown immeasurably. It’s unbelievable where they started and where they are now. The feedback is phenomenal. They tell us, “I feel so empowered and I know I’m doing the right thing and I feel so good about myself and my life is amazing.” Two months before that, they were lost, confused, scared, didn’t know what to do, where to go, or how to bring their vision forward. When you align with your purpose and your priorities and you say yes to who you are and what you want to bring forward, the Universe says, “Here’s the door, honey. Go through it.” You’re supported because the Universe resonates with how you feel. So, we help people feel empowered and feel loved and supported so that they can receive that reverberation from the Universe to be supported in what they want to do. Colette: I think the real reason our clients

have had so much success with this program is that we really approach it holistically. It goes back to the fact that I have a business background, but I’m aligned with the spiritual side, and Jess’ genius is in the spiritual purpose — moving through mind blocks and limiting beliefs — but she also has a strong business background. We really understand how to piece that together and use our genius. When I first started out working with soulpreneurs, before I met Jess, I found that I could teach people everything they needed to know about how to grow their business. But at the end of the day, if they had some sort of limiting belief about their value or weren’t comfortable being visible or had blocks around receiving money or whatever the case was, they would constantly self-sabotage or they would hit a plateau and they wouldn’t be able to move past it. The reason we get success is because we’re really approaching it from all angles: we have the spirituality, the mindset and the actual straight-up business strategies. It’s that combination that helps our clients feel supported and confident.

What changes will individuals realize after working with you? Can you give a case study of what you’ve seen in the short amount of time you’ve been together? Colette: I’ll give a few examples based

on what I’m able to share at this point. We’re two months into our group course,

and after only a few weeks people were already sending us messages and telling us on Facebook how much clarity they had around their vision, how they didn’t feel overwhelmed because they actually understood what steps they needed to take, and how much more confident they felt in their messaging and that they were seeing positive shifts in getting clients. All of them have been gaining incredible momentum, and some of them have received offers for collaborations or affiliate opportunities with bigger names. Some of them are already doing speaking events and getting clients that way. One woman has been approached by people who want to wholesale her material almost before she had a website up. It’s really about getting clear on your messaging and the marketing and who your target market is — and then removing those blocks so energetically you’re confident and open to receiving that. Then things flow really quickly. Jessica: Another thing that we do really well together is help people synergistically, in a multifaceted way, with bringing forward new and fresh ideas. We pass out ideas like candy, things they would never think of, and we have this way of helping people think outside of the box and elevate those ideas in a whole new way. What final thoughts do each of you want to leave with our readers? Colette: The big picture is just, honestly,

that you can do it. There is a way to turn your purpose into profit. It’s possible. It’s all about getting the right resources and education that you need to do that. When you step into that, you create not only a ripple effect of change in the world, but you get to spend your life feeling fulfilled — and there is nothing greater in the world, truly, than feeling happy with what you’re doing every day. I wish that joy for everyone. Finding your purpose and following it is what this life is all about, creating joy in this world. Jessica: Yes, it’s all about raising your vibration. I want you to realize that you’re brilliant and you’re beautiful and you’re a genius and we want to see you move through your fears. We want to see you create and share sacred space and own your power. Really stand up, show up, share your vision, and understand that you’re never alone and that you’re deeply loved, unconditionally. a For more information, visit Tim Miejan is editor and co-publisher of The Edge. Contact him at 651.578.8969 or email Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.


a spiritual perspective: care for an older pet by Marianne Soucy This article is based on my own experiences with caring for senior and dying pets. I take a spiritual perspective and share three things you can implement today, if you have a pet that is approaching the end of his or her life. Feelings of fear and sadness are common or even inevitable when we have a senior or dying pet, and these feelings are often accompanied by an urge to “run away” or deny the fact that soon our beloved pet will no longer be with us. One thing I have noticed is that if you approach the end of your pet’s life with fear and denial, it can prevent you from being truly present with your pet and making the most of the remaining time you have together. Being stuck in fearful emotions can also cause you to miss signs from your pet about what he or she needs. What I have found most helpful is to look within and examine how we are approaching the situation. Surrender to the present moment —   The number one practice is to become present with what is. Being in the Now may sound easy, but when you’re looking at a beloved pet whose health is failing, the pain can make this a challenging practice. In my experience, failing to be 100 percent present during key moments or periods towards the end of a loved one’s life will invariably lead to guilt and regret. Becoming present — reaching the place of surrendering — brings you to a state of peace that not only helps you cope, but also helps your pet. Our pets tend to be very sensitive to our state. Your state and how you approach them and their situation can affect them either positively or negatively.

A mindset shift — I have found it   helpful to remind myself that it is not really about me and what I want (or can cope with), but what is best for the animal. When we become present and reach a certain degree of peace, it will be easier for us to pick up on what signs and messages our animal friend is sending us, and accommodate them in what way is best for them, instead of looking for solutions that mainly ease our own discomfort. Connect with the spirit of the animal —   One of the practices I find is essential to include when a pet gets old or is close to death is connecting with the spirit of the animal. I usually use Sacred Spirit Journeys (similar to shamanic journeys), but meditation or other methods can also be used. By connecting with the animal’s spirit, you can not only communicate with the animal, but also see beyond the failing body, and experience the light that they are. Holding the vision of their light — their true essence — brings peace, and even joy, during a time that is normally painful. That spirit connection is extremely helpful for both human and pet when

death approaches, and also after the pet has passed. While there are many natural therapies and modalities available for your senior pet, I recommend adding the gift of your presence and peace; of listening to your pet’s needs, and holding the vision of your pet’s essence: the light that they are beyond their aging or failing body. “Deal with the necessary practical things concerning my health, but don’t forget to return to the peace and connect with me from there. I am not just my failing body; I am a shining light, a soul companion, now and after I’m gone.” — Message from Jack, a senior dog (to his human companion) a Marianne Soucy is an author and coach at Healing Pet Loss and Give Your Dream Wings, and on both websites her Sacred Spirit Journeys are a foundation for her work: on with grieving pet owners, connecting them with their beloved pets in the afterlife; and on helping spiritual entrepreneurs, healers, intuitives and authors manifest their dreams while staying grounded and deeply connected to self and spirit. Contact Marianne through her websites. Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.

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canine massage: touch can change YOUR dog’s life by Lisa Sellman

A dog that has chewed up a couch and aggressively bites everything. A scared and submissive dog that is frightened of everything and everyone. A puppy that won’t settle. What do all of these have in common? They were transformed by Canine Massage. When I started taking Canine Massage classes 10 years ago, I wanted a way to connect with dogs that I trained. I have became a believer that dogs respond to touch in a profound way. I now offer Canine Massage in my business and teach people how they can massage their dogs for a deeper bond. It is so fun to see a dog change in a mere afternoon with the right techniques. The following are tips for you to give your own dog a massage and the key areas to concentrate on. As with a human massage, you want to continue contact with your dog during the massage. To start, get in a comfortable position. In the beginning, you may be unsure and your dog maybe nervous. I would suggest 5 or 10 minutes at first, depending upon your dog’s response, then you can continue longer in the future. Let your dog tell you where they want you to start. I usually begin at a neutral location such as the front, right shoulder. The dog 20

may be placed on a blanket on the floor or for smaller dogs, I usually put a blanket on a table. You can also just sit on the couch with the dog as you try some techniques. You are ready to begin as you take a relaxing and cleansing breath in and out. Breath is very important and can help your dog relax as you relax. Shoulder: With your right   hand on the chest, use your left hand to slowly, with a little pressure, brush the shoulder in a downward and gentle motion. We are focusing our intention on helping the dog to relax. Do this for a few minutes and watch your dog’s eyes soften and relax. Legs: Concentrating on   helping them ground. I start with the area under the armpit with my hand completely around the leg. I raise the leg upwards and slowly go downwards with the skin several times as I culminate at the feet. I often go down the legs many times as they really like getting their legs touched. Sometimes the dog is standing and sometimes they will be laying down. Whatever they want is fine and you just adjust your stance. Feet: The feet are very   important. Some dogs do not like their feet touched because of nail trims or other reasons. That is why it is so wonderful to make it an enjoyable experience

for them. They may just surprise you as they let you trim their nails again. I massage the pads of the feet and go in between the pads. If they really don’t like it, I only stay for as long as they allow. Stomach: Just as we feel fear   in our stomach, dogs do as well. We can help the dog with their fears easily by working with the stomach. A relaxed and confidant dog should have a loose stomach. If your dog’s stomach is tight, try the following. Put one hand on the back and one hand on the stomach. Slowly breathe in as you raise your hand on the stomach. Then slowly exhale as you lower the hand. Do this many times. If it is a larger dog, you may use a towel that is placed on the stomach and raised and lowered with the breath. This is quite important for the hips, as well, with older dogs. You can move your hand backwards on the stomach and move the towel, also. Tail: The tail is actually an   extension of the back and has vertebrae within the tail. The tail is extremely important for fearful dogs, as well as overly confidant dogs. Sometimes how they hold their tail has become a habit that influences their behavior. A tucked tail is fearful while a straight up tail can be dominant. With massaging the tail, we just want to help loosen it so it can hang naturally. To begin, place your index finger on the tail and your thumb underneath. Do a small circle with your hand and move the tail gently. Now go vertebrae by vertebrae towards the tip of the tail. Raise your hand up and down as you move slowly along the tail. You can do this many times if your dog likes it. Then shake out the tail sideways as you get to the tip. It is really interesting to see how the behavior can change from fear to confidence just with the tail. If your dog does not like its tail massaged, just work on touching the hind quarters more and more until you can work towards massaging.   Back: Along the vertebrae, put both thumb and finger and run them along the spine. It is

so relaxing for your dog. Just do it lightly and watch them love it. You should use this technique going from the neck to the tail. Neck: Because of the leash   and collar, I like to spend a lot of time on the neck. If they seem to have a problem, you may want to get a harness so there is not tension on the neck. I use my entire hand and just massage the neck. They love it and will often stare into space and relax. Make sure you go all around the neck for the full benefit. Mouth: Just like people who   are stressed and may suffer from TMJ, be pencil chewers, or cigarette smokers, dogs show their tension in their life in their mouth. Often, the mouth can be very tight in the corners. To alleviate this stress, they will chew on anything they can. Dogs enjoy chewing, but when it is a destructive pattern, it must be stopped and curtailed. For the mouth, there is an acupuncture point right underneath our nose and also on dogs. If you can touch that, place your finger there and gently do small circles with a nice amount of pressure. Slowly move to stroking the cheek, one side at a time. You may also go above the nose slowly with pressure towards the forehead. Once they are relaxed, you may massage their gums and stretch the skin on the corners of their mouth. This is especially nice for teething puppies. With all of these techniques, it will be up to your dog to tell you how you are doing as the massage therapist. Dogs are so receptive to touch that it is quite fascinating but may take a few sessions to figure out your dog’s favorite positions. Good luck and keep touching your dog. The bond that is formed is transformational to you and your dog. a Lisa Sellman is a Dog Trainer, Canine Massage Therapist and Pet Care Professional in the Twin Cities of Minnesota. Should you have any questions about Canine Massage or Dog Training, please contact her at 952.Good.Dog or Her website is Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.

distance healing with your pet by Von Braschler When you enter a meditative state of heightened consciousness with focused intent, it is possible to leave your physical body in astral travel to help heal a distant friend. In a state of heightened awareness, almost anything is possible. The trick is to leave your physical body in a safe place, while your astral double leaves on a trip of its own. I have personally witnessed how thought forms and also astral travel have power to heal at a distance. My personal experience involved a little cat named Miss Ben. Miss Ben was a cat that I rescued from a basement. Her alcoholic owner, who truly loved her, would rub her the wrong way whenever he tried to pet her after too many drinks. All she really wanted was to be free and breathe fresh air. One day, poor Miss Ben was hit by a car. She was crippled in two places and unable to walk. In fact, her veterinarian said that the severity of the double fractures made them inoperable in all likelihood, unless I considered taking her to a hospital back East or requesting the local university to attempt it. Most likely, he said, Miss Ben would need to be euthanized. The doctor said to watch her carefully for a week and then bring her back for another examination. After a week, he might be willing to recommend her to the local university staff for corrective surgery. That week looked pretty long and grueling to me, particularly since I was scheduled to make a business trip to London that could not be postponed. Poor Ben lay in a cardboard box with the front cut away, so that she could occasionally drag her limp body to nearby water, food, and litter. I asked my neighbor and her fiancé to watch Miss Ben for me. Far away in London in a strange hotel room, I felt unable to help her, and sad that I had abandoned her during her darkest hour. Then an inspiration came upon me. I was not powerless, despite the distance. I could visualize her clearly in my mind’s eye during meditation and then send my healing thought forms to her. I did this for the first two nights away, but

I was still worried because I could not see her. So I decided to leave my body and visit her in astral travel. It was the first time that I had ever tried to visit somebody in my astral body for healing, and I was amazed how clear everything appeared to me. I meditated until I reached a state of heightened consciousness and felt complete detachment from my physical body. I found myself almost instantly in my bedroom back across the ocean. I was positioned in front of my crippled, little cat. She lay limp in the cut-away cardboard box, with little food or water taken. I began to project my astral body into the area of her broken leg and tail bone. I concentrated on infusing her with energy and melding her together, not knowing exactly how the bones should be fused. She seemed to react to my presence, or my energy input, but did not recognize me as being in the room in any way. The next few nights, I went across the ocean to her in the same manner and infused energy into her limp body. I concentrated on healing the broken bones and melding them together. Each night, she seemed to respond more and more to my presence. The next night when I visited her, I did not find her in her cut-away box. She was nowhere in the room. I started to fear the worst; but then a quiet comfort came over me. Somehow, I knew that she was all right. The next day I came home from London. I rushed to the bedroom. Miss Ben was there and responded to me warmly. She bolted out of her box and rushed forward to lick my nose with great joy. When I took her back to the vet, he found her perfectly healthy with no sign of fractures. a This article was excerpted from Natural Pet Healing (Galde Press 2003) and its new Kindle edition entitled Healing with your Pet. Von Braschler is a trained massage therapist, pet therapist, energy healer, and Kirlian photographer. He is actively involved in organizing events for Ancient Mysteries, Ancient Wisdom, the Minneapolis branch of the international Theosophical Society. He is the author of 7 Secrets of Time Travel (Inner Traditions), and most recently, Confessions of a Reluctant Ghost Hunter: A Cautionary Tale of Encounters with Malevolent Entities and Other Disembodied Spirits (Inner Traditions). Contact him at Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.


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three heart balancing ™ for your dogs by Jaentra Green Gardener What unique beings dogs are to us! We owe all animals a debt of gratitude for enriching our lives and offering us opportunities to be more loving, more gracious, and more creative as humans. Dogs, in particular, are a mirror; they, like us, are needy. Often, how we respond to our dogs’ needs mirrors how we take care of ourselves. Because dogs are completely dependent on us to fill their needs, they will do anything to please us. We experience this as unconditional love. That love extends so far that when dogs are sick, they often manifest their owners’ issues, both physical and emotional. Dogs love healing and respond so well to the energy. Typically, Three Heart Balancing™ puts dogs into a state of deep relaxation where they can completely open

to healing. We believe it reduces pain because of the apparent peace that seems to fill animals as they absorb healing. Animals take in the energy without rejecting it, because they don’t have human issues like self-consciousness, self-esteem issues, unworthiness or doubt getting in the way. If the connection between the dog and the healer feels right, they simply receive. However, because animals often become sick in order to take care of those they love, the loved ones aren’t always the best healers for their own pets. We believe dogs are sentient beings with a soul. Communicating verbally with them often clears up thorny issues and expands their awareness. Dogs are evolving just as we are. A dog can truly be a partner in its own healing. A husky named Shiva had an inoperable brain tumor. His owner took him twice a week to healing coaches for Three Heart Balancing. Within a month the dog was healed! Generally people will have a discussion with one of our healing coaches before making a decision about whether to use the paid services of a trained coach, enlist the distant healing services of the Healing

When canine cancer strikes by Maria Lisa Polegatto And there it was one day right out of the blue. It’s hard, it’s round, it’s on my furry child. It’s…it’s…it’s…a lump!!! Alert, Alert!!! Oh my goodness, as I sit next to her and stare at it. No, it couldn’t be. I feel it again to double check and triple check. I do a dog-once-over again and again, all over. Yes, it’s still there. It wasn’t there yesterday, we check you every day. Our morning ritual to get you ready for your day. Ok, she’s had lumps before and they went away as I try to convince myself it’s not what I think it is. It couldn’t be. This one’s different though. Although it’s small, it’s on her breast. I know she knows I’m concerned as she turns and looks at me. So I lean in close and snuggle her nose, a kiss can do wonders for us both. “Good girl, we’ll get through this together. I’m right here with you. Stay with me, I’ve got you.” And off I go researching with her by my side, reading, reading, and reading some more through journals, articles, internet, books and more while also listening for sure. The world is but a click away today. “We’ll find what we need; it will come to us.” With that I find it has a name, canine mammary cancer, and off I go now again to find out more. My Mom had breast cancer 22

so I know how horrible a disease it can be. She did mountains of research that she shares with me evermore. As she stands behind now in spirit, I search and find answers in my prayers. Interestingly enough, I find things popping up around me that I learn more about as the universe puts them out for us to find. What they eat

First things first. This much I know. One must heal through what they eat. I’ve done this before. A trip to the kitchen and out goes any not healthy enough dog food, grains and any chemicals that could be near. No, no, no, we need to read, research and read some more. This is high alert time! We simply need nature’s best. Dishes are always

Hands Network and its volunteers, or be trained to heal on the animal themselves with the help of their family and friends. Healing coaches can teach you how to work with serious conditions such as cancer, arthritis, stroke recovery, lung conditions to knee problems, ear issues, and other maladies. Options exist. Go to animals/ for an instructional video on how to heal your dog, as well as information about the Healing Hands Network programs. The privilege of working on an animal elevates our human spirit. Though a pet will eventually pass, healing coaches and volunteers have seen dogs and other pets miraculously heal from various painful conditions by receiving Three Heart Balancing work. a Jaentra Green Gardener is a teacher, healer, intuitive, visionary and artist. She developed the well-known Three Heart Balancing healing modality, instructs classes and offers individual sessions. In addition, she authored A Healer’s Voice, co-founded the non-profit Healing Hands Network and co-hosted an internet Talk Radio program. For more information on upcoming classes and services, go to Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.

washed after every meal so no contaminants are ingested in her food. Water is the finest…a country source, that heals with every slurp. Out comes the juicer where it will stay for precious healing foods, “We’ll eat healthy together my love.” Bring on the carrots, spinach, kale, celery and broccoli. No chance of choking on them when they are reduced to precious nutrient rich juice. An opening of the refrigerator reveals God’s natural spirulina. A gem found deep, deep within the sea. And don’t forget chlorella. “No one better to share these with than you, my furry love.” We must secure the stomach so there are no leaks. For the stomach has an important job of serving up all the organs, tissues and cells in your body. Probiotics will help with the flow so end digestion is soft, but firm, and not left behind to allow the body any toxic flow. Glucosamine and other favorites will boost your system and also help with your arthritis. Some fruit, like apples and squash we can share, as well. Yes, they have natural sugars so we will take them slow and later we’ll do some culturing to send that sugar out. Now, let’s get the protein and fat increased, but by only healthy ones. Omega 3, I know. But grains my dear, they simply must go. We won’t be feeding that lump with any carbs or sugars and organic whenever we can. Basil and oregano will spice it up and boost your immune system up a   see Cancer on p. 23

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notch. And for an added flair, we’ll add some red pepper with that fish. I know a fisherman who serves up a hearty batch near the market each week. We’ll chase away that cancer like it knows it had better get running for there’s no fiercer wand than that of a Mom on a mission. More work to do

Well, that was delicious but we still have more work to do. For this is just the start. This cancer is fierce and it needs to be watched day and night, so we bundle up warm for walks. We need to increase your muscle strength along with oxygen and blood flow. Sniffing in nature is mandatory, but eating is reserved for home use only. Watching your nose all through the grass it goes, keeping an eye ahead so no objects it detects for consumption. For eating outside can be dangerous at best. But if that is not enough, we have more problems. A heart murmur with a slow beat, especially in senior years, puts an even greater risk of not passing by the knife. It would need to be quick as more time on the table is risky if complications unfold. Decisions, decisions, but quality of life takes forefront. You still have time to enjoy more life before that fateful decision needs to be made. We research the best natural remedies and load up our stock. Homeopathy, here we come with welcome licks as if they are treats. Essential Oils are natural and soak right up. They scent you like heaven has blessed you with more life. Bach flowers will boost this level up. These treatments bring us closer each morning and night as we snuggle and share kisses more precious each day. Now your heart is beating stronger and faster as it runs close to mine. Your eyes are brighter and clearer to see soul to soul. It’s bound to mine and mine to yours. Carry on we will, together as we learn. the healing drum

Healing energy and Reiki, you have taught me long ago. You

reminded me of what my body always knew. This we share with our love as the healing drum beats with your heart. Massage is good to clear the lymphs to rid the toxins. Thank goodness we learned Beyond Massage to relax you deeper still. OK, it’s equine but the horses would dearly love to hear you lick and chew for they always do. There’s something so magically healing in a loving touch. We’ll meditate, too, and let that cancer know there’s no need of fear here for love is all there is. Dear lump, come out and join us in love, let your angry stance release into the ethers where it can be healed by the Light. You have nothing to fear. We send you love and to encourage you to let go we help you with healing magnets as we place them where you hide inside. more remedies

But now, we’re still not done. Although the growth is popped out and stunted where it is, we’ll move on now to more remedies as we go. For cancer is in everyone; it just lurks inside. It waits until it finds a loophole to peek out and say hello. Unfortunately it’s met with fear and that only makes it grow. Thank goodness, a quality vet we have found. He loaned me his book and we’ll find more answers, that much I know. Our journey is not over. It has only yet begun but we’ll make it together, through thick and thin. For this lump can never break the bond that holds us even through space and time, for there is no time in eternity, just moments of love. The kind of love that heals and brings us closer and closer. For when canine cancer strikes, it’s time to learn how to stop, take a breath, appreciate the moments and run like heck ahead of it to leave it in the dust. And off we go again, learning more and tweaking as we go. a Maria Lisa Polegatto grew up and lives in Nova Scotia, Canada, where she works full time. To rest and relax she loves to retreat into nature and spend time with animals enjoying the magic that surrounds us. Contact Maria at lpolegatto@hotmail. com. Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.


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Who can put words to the meaning that animals have in our lives? They are members of our family, and trusted companions who are next to us throughout treasured moments of our lives. The following are holistic services for animals in the Upper Midwest...and beyond: Animal Bridges, Elaine Garley, Minneapolis, MN 55410, 612.237.9580, email, — Does your pet have pain or act scared sometimes? Ever wish you could tell her something she would understand? Wish you knew what he was thinking? Let Animal Bridges help you bring out the best in your pet with a unique session. Call for free 15-minute phone consultation. Cat Care Clinic, 1524 Mahtomedi Ave., Mahtomedi, MN 55115, 651.429.4153, — Cat Care Clinic offers a blend of Western and Eastern medicine. It is a holistic practice specializing in herbs, traditional Chinese medicine, chiropractic, nutritional therapy and behavior counseling. House calls are available in the St. Paul area. llga Cimbulis,  612.385.3005,  email, www.—  Ilga  Cimbulis  is an Animal Communicator. By communicating telepathically,  Ilga  is able to hear messages directly from animals. She has helped numerous people discover their animals’ wants, needs and concerns.  Ilga  specializes in household and interpersonal issues encouraging deeper understanding between animals and their people. Earth & Water Wellness, 612.508.9606, email, — Animal Communication: A talented psychic for humans and a gifted


animal communicator. Marie can assist in resolving behavioral problems or to simply understand what is on your pet’s mind. Insight for both human and pet. Alison James, text 612.424.1411, info@, — Voted the best by WCCO, CBS, TCT and one of the top Psychic Mediums and Animal Intuitives in the world today and best-kept secret to those in the know. Alison has a profound connection with all species of animals and this is one of her specialties the other being a Trance Medium. Scheduling and detailed information is found online. Magic Dog Horsemanship Center, www. — Founded in 2014, Magic Dog Horsemanship Center is a collaborative approach to mental health, wellness and partnering with the horse. We offer a variety of lessons, individual and group sessions, Equine Assisted Therapies and traditional Horsemanship lessons for those seeking equestrian education. Please see our website for more information. Certified with Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International. Candy Mullen, 320.236.7852, email, www. — Animal Communication: Candy has worked with animals for 27 years at Earthway Farm. She has an ability to feel and experience the message from the animal. Her methods of communication are gentle



business listings …highlighting a different holistic business each month. Only $50 for a 50-word description, plus contact info. Next Featured Business: Yoga & Meditation in February — Deadline January 17. For more info: 763.433.9291 or email Featured Business listings are online at in our Edge Business Network. and respectful to the animal. She is very grounded in the earth energies, which guide her in her intuitive abilities. Lisa Sellman, 952.Good.Dog or 952.466.3364,, — Lisa is a Canine Massage Therapist, Dog Trainer & Pet Care Professional with over 15 years experience. Her services are 100% guaranteed. You have nothing to lose except your dog’s bad behaviors. Species Link Journal, 952.431.2050, — If you love animals and are open to the possibility of communicating with other species, if you desire to learn as much as you can about communication with animals, or if you are already a practitioner in this field, Species Link is vital for you! Species Link is a forum and network to share experiences, helpful hints, insights, humor, growth along the path, the joy of deep understanding and heightened awareness with all beings. Mary L. Stoffel, 763.444.8146, www., www.humanimal. com, — Mary is an Avatar® Master, Animal Communicator and Shamanic

Practitioner. She is the author of The Practical Power of Shamanism: Heal Your Life, Loves and Losses, and Help Your Animal Heal: Physically, Emotionally, Spiritually. Joan Stokes, St. Cloud, Minn., 320.203.9630, — Animal communicator Joan Stokes serves as a bridge between people and animals, helping you to: discover what your animal wants to teach you; learn your animal’s reason for being with you; gain clarity about medical/behavioral issues; and connect once your animal has crossed over. Learn more by calling or visiting her website. Lena Swanson Animal Communication & Holistic Healing, P.O. Box 18641, St. Paul, MN 55118, 651.206.0644, email, www. — Lena has been a full-time animal communicator since 2002 and is known for her accuracy and wonderful rapport with both people and animals. She is also a psychic reader, a shamanic healer, past life regression facilitator and Reiki master. Lena is teaching a weekend animal communication class on January 30-31 at Echo Bodine’s Center in Minneapolis.


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business network …provide category, brief description, name, phone, email, website, photo or logo. $90 total for 3 mos., $150 total for 6 mos., $240 total for one year. Deadline is the 15th of each month. Major credit cards accepted. Order online at Call 763.433.9291 or e-mail 5th DIMENSIONAL ENERGY HEALING Working with the highest available Light on Earth at this time, Susan facilitates healing by working with multiple levels of consciousness. Sessions available for all ages. Susan Broadwell, MA, PsyD., 952.922.1848, ANGEL INTUITIVE Reiki Master Teacher, Intuitive, Angel Channel, Musician and Coach. Experience energy work with music intuitively chosen for you. Pause, Connect, Communicate. Jessie Rolfe-Platt, 608.512.6173, ANIMAL COMMUNICATION A reading with your pet to assist in understanding your pet’s perspective on behavior, health, daily needs, and life transitions. Mini-readings also available at group events. Ilga Cimbulis, 612.385.3005, ANTI-OXIDANT/HYDROGEN-RICH/HEALING WATER: Our bodies are 75% water. What’s the quality of your water? Acidic, Toxic & Dehydrating (sickness) or Alkaline and Hydrating (healthy)? Holistic, Eco-Friendly, Sustainable, Economical Brenda Brazil, 651.334.8742, ASCENDING INTO HEALING: Women’s Healing Circle addresses the challenges that arise after initial recovery. Learn new ways of thinking about yourself and the world around you to activate freedom and happiness. Insurance and sliding fee. Paula P. Daine, MA, LICSW, 612.724.6200 ATTORNEY/MENTOR Unlimited potential lies within us to create the life and work that will optimally express our true Selves. I will help free you from the concerns through intuitive dialogue, excellent legal skills, love. Patty Zurlo, 612.308.7758, BEYOND AUTOIMMUNE HEALING LIFESTYLE PROGRAM: A 16-week comprehensive, body-mind-spirit approach to health optimization for those struggling with autoimmune conditions. Healthy diet, yoga & meditation taught in a fun, supportive group environment. Hudson, WI and Minneapolis, MN. Dr. Kyra Mesich, PsyD, 612.568.3538, BODYWORK & BREATHWORK Gently transform limiting patterns at their core. Restore well-being of Body, Mind, and Spirit. Experience your life’s flow/fulfillment. Lee Timm Beaty, Light Heart Unlimited, 612.721.7108 Breathwork Guided Breathing Sessions & Reiki combined to release trauma, decrease pain and transform your life. Private sessions, live workshops and certifications available. Deanna Reiter & Troy Stende, 651.238.7248,

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BREATH WORK / ENERGY HEALING / SOUL COACHING: Heal your Body, Clear your Blocks, Deepen your Connection with Spirit, Transform your Life. Soul Breathing™ workshops and group sessions, ongoing. Individual breath sessions, Pranic Healing® / Reiki by appointment. Terri Peterson, SBF, TBF, RPh., 651.442.4623, CAREER COUNSELING Clarifying Conversations – guided by your own heart, inspired by your own knowing. Laurie Mattila, M.S.Ed., Career Counselor, 651.644.7766, CHAKRA READING/HEALING: Accessible, Powerful & Affordable Healing. Intuitive Energy Healing + Soul Reading from the Angels and Masters = Profound Transformation! Classes, Certifications, Space Clearing, Past Life, Mediumship, and more! Energyworks! Intuitive Healers - Nadine 651.329.2550, Frannie 612.229.5586,, CHIROPRACTIC For pain, performance, health and wellness + Auto injury experts who work with most insurance + Consultations are always free so come discover your best. Dr. Arthur Hoffman, DC, The Glen Chiropractic & Acupuncture at 11000 Cedar Lake Rd., 763.670.1175, COACHING BE It Coaching located at Free Spirit Ranch, Maiden Rock, WI, featuring Equine Human Connection.™ Understand how you are creating and manifesting at this exact moment. Lisa Kuchinski, CTC, 612.807.4740 or 715.448.4520, COACHING / COUNSELING Leave the past behind, start something new! Don’t stay stuck in the same old patterns – Make real changes in your life. Gentle, alternative approaches. 35+ years’ experience. Judy Steele, MTP, 612.590.3193, Coaching & Psychic Mentoring Dynamic, Engaging, Magical! Empowerment Coach and Psychic Mentor. Groups, Events, Retreats and Private Sessions. Inspiring Your Spirit to Be Who You are Created to be! Bridgette Doerr, COUNSELING: Holistic counseling that is empowering and solution focused for your well-being. Individuals, couples, famly – all are welcome. Healing Touch and Aromatherapy. Skype-Ecounseling available. Private pay only. Insurance accepted at Hudson or Baldwin Wisconsin locations. Dr. Mary Del Vecchio, PsyD, CRC, LPC, Oblate, Pastoral Minister, 651.233.8036,, COUNSELING: Marriage, Family, Teens, Kids. Confidential counseling with effective techniques. Individual, Couples, Family, DBT Skills Groups, Play Therapy. We take insurance. Offices in Circle Pines, Buffalo, Rogers and Wayzata, MN. Bridging Hope Counseling, Various Therapists, 763.291.5505, CRYSTALS, STONES, STONE ENERGY In-home store open. Call for an appointment. Ki Stones features mineral specimens, crystals, tumbled stones (over 150 types), decorator pieces, jewelry. Sheryl and Dale Fisher, Maple Grove, 763.420.9017, EDITING & Graphic design Editing and Designing Books. Affordable and timely fliers, brochures, posters, banners and PDF docs for expos. Tim Miejan, 651.578.8969,

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EFT Guaranteed Fast & Easy relief. Change your life NOW. Dr. Kim Eisen is Experienced and Intuitive, Master of EFT. Dr. Kim Eisen, 612.802.HEAL (4325),

HEAL YOUR LIFE TRAINING: Become a licensed Heal Your Life workshop leader in Louise Hay’s philosophy. Receive complete materials to lead up to 14 different workshops. One-week intensive training is approved by Louise. Pre-registration required. See website for details. Patricia J. Crane, 800.969.4584,

EFT – EFT With A Guarantee Release your emotional, physical symptoms, guaranteed, on the phone, or no donation on your part. Anxiety, PTSD, hip, knee, back, shoulder, digestive, skin. Pay after success. Tom Masbaum, Founder of EFT With A Guarantee, 708.955.3634,

HERBS: 600+ medicinal & cooking herbs, tinctures, capsules & oils, new and used books, Natural healing practitioners available. Contact Dr. Andrew Lucking, ND, Duane Givens. In business 33 years at 3546 Grand Ave. S. Present Moment Herbs & Books, 612.824.3157, 1.800.378.3245,

Energy Clearing / Chakra Balancing / Trauma Release: Experience Transformational Intuitive Energy Work. Using Keen wisdom & strength along with tenderness & compassion, Kimberly masterfully orchestrates a safe & loving space for deep healing & Spiritual Awakening. HOPE Healing, Kimberly, 805.769.4734, HopeHealing.Me

Holistic Addiction Therapy Advanced energy healing techniques to support those in the process of recovery from substance abuse, including healing wounds that are perpetuating the cycle of addiction. Sunbeam Healing Arts, Genevieve Wachutka, 763.222.8600,

ENERGY HEALING Christine, Reiki Master, offers energy healing sessions for pain relief, relaxation, emotional well-being & general health. It’s wonderful work! Healing Arts 101, Christine, call/text 651.338.1216

HOMEOPATHY: 2000 Homeopathic Remedies, Individual Potencies, Books, Practitioners Available. Contact Dr. Andrew Lucking ND, Martin Bulgerin, We buy and sell new and used books. At 3546 Grand Ave. S., Minneapolis. Present Moment Herbs & Books, 612.824.3157, 1.800.378.3245,

Feelings Hypnosis & Wellness Are emotions ruling your life? Learn how to control your actions and life challenges through hypnosis. Be the master of your health and well-being. Harmonic Spirit, Brenda Miller, 651.398.7047,

HYPNOTHERAPY Need relief from anxiety, depression, phobias or PTSD? Ready to gain insight into your soul’s purpose through Past Life or Life-Between-Lives regression? 15 Years Experience. Located in St. Paul, MN. Eric Christopher, MSMFT, CHT, 651.649.1952,

FENG SHUI CONSULTATION Consultations, one-on-one professional mentoring, and workshops. Barbara Bobrowitz, Energetic Alignments, 763.571.9437

HYPNOTHERAPY 5-PATH® Are you on the right path? Now is the time to strive for better wellness - physically, mentally & emotionally. You owe it to yourself to Change the Path of Your Life. Christa Sack, CH, Restore Your Path Hypnosis & Healing, 612.810.6158,

FLOWER ESSENCES Numerous Flower Essences for spiritual and emotional healing. Books, Practitioners Available. In business 33 years. Located at 3546 Grand Ave. S. Minneapolis. Contact Martin Bulgerin. Present Moment Herbs & Books, 612.824.3157, 1.800.378.3245,

HYPNOTHERAPY & CONSCIOUSNESS COACHING™ Change your mind. Change your life. Five Phase Advanced Transformational Hypnotherapy.™ Transform limiting beliefs, fears, anxiety, habits, 5 Pillars of Balance, Spiritual Direction, Conflict Resolution Skills. Judith Froemming, BA, CH, CTC, HNLP, Infinite Mind Hypnosis & Coaching, 651.216.0085,

GRIEF & TRAUMA RECOVERY: Heal grief and trauma with Induced After-Death Communication. This miraculous therapy rapidly heals grief and trauma resulting from the death of loved ones (including beloved pets). In practice since 1990. Gary R. Beaver, M.A., Licensed Psychologist, 612.910.1191,

HYPNOTHERAPY/PSYCHOTHERAPY: Help with emotional overwhelm, healing trauma, sexual abuse & other issues. Access past-lives & between lives. Build skills for relationships across the veil, interactive prayer, Synergy Meditation. Channel for Mother Mary. Jerry Buchmeier, Ph.D., psychotherapist, 763.546.4133,

Healing Arts Center: Avesa Quantum Healing™ Arts Center — Working with ancients techniques in the quantum field to support your personal transformation, healing, and empowerment. Self-Ascension Intuitive Counseling, Quantum Clairvoyance,™ Rudraksha Ratna Science Therapy, Reiki. Maria Sigurdson, MA, SAIC, Reiki Master, 651.587.2803,

HYPNOTHERAPY & TRAINING Past Life, Life-Between Lives Regression. 20 years experience. Madonna Kettler, Ph.D., LBL, 612.709.5578

HEALTH/IMAGE/SMALL BUSINESS CONSULTANT/ GIFTS: Arbonne Health, Wellness, Personal Care Products. Wholistic Image – Wardrobe guidelines, unique color model. Organizational/strategic process consulting. Gifts. Gifts of Love Shoppe, Illona Iris, Hopkins, MN, 612.387.4610

INNER CHILD WORK & EFT Author of the best-selling Inner Child Workbook & EFT (Tapping) Practitioner. Cathryn Taylor, 612.710.7720,

Healthy Lifestyle / Craving Elimination Specialist / EFT: 30-minute Discovery Session. Let me help you discover what your cravings are about, and why you overeat. $10 off with ad. A healthier, happier you is waiting! Meredith Fjelsted, CHHC, AADP, 612.282.4863,

INTEGRATIVE NUTRITION HEALTH COACHING Integrative Nutrition Health Coach in Burnsville, MN, specializing in digestive issues, weight loss & overall health. Complimentary 60-minute initial consultation. Kristin Johnson, CHHC, AADP, 952.200.4804,


INTUITIVE CLASSES & READINGS Intuitive Tarot, Psychic & Palm readers available for in-store private readings or events. Classes in Psychic Development, Tarot & Runes. Schedule online. Eye of Horus Metaphysical 612.872.1292,

PSYCHIC MEDIUM: Award-winning Psychic and Master Channel. Specialties include Animal communication and Shamanic healing. All office and phone readings are scheduled online. Monthly Psychic Galleries at Healing Elements, 2358 Stinson Blvd, Minneapolis Alison James, 612.424.1411 returned via text,

INTUITIVE COUNSELING Positive solutions from an Abraham-Hicks Law of Attraction perspective. Also, Tarot (Thoth-Crowley deck/Angeles Arrien symbolic interpretations). All issues. Sliding Fee. Please inquire. Brenda Alexander, 612.220.4222,

PSYCHIC MEDIUM Well-Known Psychic Medium Deborah Lynn11 is gifted with the power to Name, names. She is unlike any other as she is known to go back 2-3 generations or even 10 years into the future. Deborah Lynn11, 651.439.5337,

INTUITIVE HEALING Past Life Regression, Reiki, Spiritual Coaching, massage and more. Visit the website for full service offerings and current pricing structure. Tina McGee, 715.456.0677,

PSYCHIC READING / INTUITIVE A personal reading to assist you with insightful information addressing your concerns and life changes in a practical way. Mini-readings also available at group events. Ilga Cimbulis, 612.385.3005,

INTUITIVE READINGS Kimberly is a Spiritual Medium, Psychic & Intuitive. Connect to your loved ones. Unique Sessions combine Reading/ Consultations with Intuitive Energy Work. Release past trauma and reduce stress, anxiety fear and Depression, Kimberly, 805.769.4734,,

Qigong Simple techniques for healing the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual body.Joe is a Master healer, certified instructor with Spring Forest Qigong, offering classes,workshops & healing. Joe Welch,

Massage, healing & Chakra Balance Interested in receiving a massage, balancing chakras, clearing unneeded energy from your energy centers and releasing muscle tension? If so, I can help. Schedule today at Edgar Massage & Chakra Balance, 612.384.4572, at Backlund Chiropractic, 7101 York Ave. S., Suite 250, Edina, MN,

RECONNECTIVE HEALING It all happens at the quantum level. It all begins with love from an open heart. Experience Reconnective Healing session. Experience the Reconnection. Bogdan Borkowski, Certified Reconnection Practitioner 715.262.3342,,

MEDITATION: Buddhism see meditation as a way to end suffering, enhance love and compassion, gain insight and awareness, improve concentration, and ultimately reach a state of enlightenment. You need not be a Buddhist to enjoy the benefits of meditation. Vipassana (Mindfulness) meditation. Emma, 1.888.836.7530, 5450 Oldviking Blvd. NW, Anoka, MN

REIKI HEALING Experience the divine energy of Reiki for balance, relaxation, wellness. Treatment sessions. Student-oriented training for all levels. Sheryl and Dale Fisher, Reiki Master-Teachers, 763.420.9017

MIND-BODY INTEGRATIVE HEALING Therapies & classes to retrain body & mind. Re-Align to your true self. Life changing and effective processes: hypnotherapy, shiatsu, Tai Chi Chih, Qigong, mindfulness meditation, more. Theresa May, 612.345.1537,

REIKI HEALING Feel Empowered on Every Level! Reiki Training and Sessions, schedule a Reiki I or II class, inquire about Reiki Master apprenticeships. Rachel Miejan, Reiki by Miejan, 651.735.2863,

Past Life Regression: Quantum Healing Hypnosis / Dolores Cannon Technique: Explore your spirituality and experience past lives. Discover your life purpose and resolve troublesome problems. Offering Private and Group Sessions at our St. Louis Park location. Marie Savage, 612.508.9606,

REIKI MASTER/TEACHER PRACTITIONER: Usui Reiki to shift & release blocks. Teaches pendulum use & lean testing. Quantum biofeedback to manage stress. Available: pendants, gems, jewelry, Young Living essential oils. Teaches all levels of Reiki. Irene Pregl 715.497.3792,

PSYCHIC DEVELOPMENT / SOUL READINGS Soul Readings for clarity and guidance. Classes to discover how to heal and consciously create with your own unique body/soul partnership. Cindy Lehman 612.669.1861,

SERVICES & EVENTS Producers of the Healthy Life Expo, held twice yearly at the Mpls Convention Center, the Longevity Expo and seven Home Improvement & Design Expos. 100 expositions since 1994. MediaMAX Events & Expos, Inc., Rick Martinek & Jim Holt, 952.238.1700,,

PSYCHIC LIFE COACH: Only MN reader featured in new book, The Top 50 Psychics in the U.S., soon to be released in major bookstores. Owner of Faery House in Buffalo, MN, Best Minnesota Psychics Online Directory. Leigh infuses life coaching and psychic/medium abilities into readings. Leigh Cohen Wyatt, 763.684.1453,

SHAMANIC HEALER, PSYCHIC MEDIUM & SIFU Break barriers & shift life situations into your highest good. Shamanic rituals, energy healing & manifestation work reawakens synchronicity into all aspects of your life. Chee Vue (PaLiChi) 763.742.8690,

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SHORTCUT TO SUCCESS Do you transform people’s lives, but are struggling to get more clients, money, or grow your business? Check out the “Shortcut to Success – Quick Start Program.” Kim Eisen, Success Coach, Master of EFT, 612.802.4325,  January 2016 the edge  27


SOAP (PREMIUM ARTISAN): Our soap is all-natural, vegan, and handmade locally with organic, sustainable and animal free/ cruelty free oils and butters. Our soaps contain healing oils and butters to produce the highest amount of glycerin for skin health. Good Intentions Soap Company, Cathy Jacobsen, 763.381.1911,

SUFI Four Layers of the Heart. Jess Fauchier, 763.360.9259,

SPIRITUAL TUTORING Gain everyday skills for transforming your struggles into peace and joy. Customized approach using technique(s) appropriate to you and your situation. Special pricing for first session. Mindy Schulke, 651.491.3981,

VOICE LESSONS Find your voice. Speak, Sing and Be in the world with confidence, power and self-expression through transformative work; body alignment, breath and song. Jessie Rolfe-Platt, 608.512.6173,


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PRACTITIONERS WANTED TWO HOLISTIC CENTERS SEEKING PRACTITIONERS: Cosmetology, Reflexology, Massage Therapy and Acupuncture practitioners are wanted in two Twin Cities area locations: Oils House of Healing, 14 1st


G AT H E R I N G S …provide name, address, phone, website, service times + brief description. $90 total for 3 mos., $150 total for 6 mos., $240 total for one year. Deadline: 15th of each month. Major credit cards accepted. Order online at Contact: 763.433.9291 or ECKANKAR / TEMPLE OF ECK: Religion of the Light and Sound of God, 7450 Powers Blvd., Chanhassen, 952.380.2200, www.TempleofECK. org — Keys to spiritual experiences: Explore past lives, dreams and Soul Travel. Worship Service: first Sunday of each month, 10-11am Youth programs. Community HU Song: third Sunday of each month, 10-10:30am. Free workshops: Wednesdays, 7-8:30pm. Temple hours: Noon-9 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and from Noon to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Tours available. Lake Harriet Spiritual Community: A Center for Conscious Living, 4401 Upton Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.922.4272, online at www. — Raise your consciousness by attending our classes, workshops and Sunday Services led by amazing speakers!


Raise your vibration in our beautiful, historic building (now on the National Historic Register). Give us a try as part of your spiritual journey and feel the love of our heart-based community. Visit our community for: great meditations, yoga classes, speakers and programs that include mindfulness, developing your intuition, releasing negative beliefs, allowing greater abundance, and breaking the barriers to deep selfhealing. SPIRIT UNITED CHURCH: 3204 Como Ave. SE, Minneapolis, 612.378.3602,, — Worshiping the Wonder, birthing the Emerging Spirituality. Welcoming ~ Supportive ~ Healing ~ Transformational. Discover your spiritual home. On Sundays: 10:30am Main service, 10:30am Kids With Spirit Class.

Ave. S., Buffalo, MN – contact Jewels at 612.816.1808; and 3’s Company Spa & Salon, 2347 Commerce Blvd., Mound, MN – contact Rita at 612.599.3586.

UNITY MINNEAPOLIS: 4000 Golden Valley Road, Golden Valley, 763.521.4793, www.unityminneapolis. org — Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, you are welcome here. Sunday 8:15, 9:45 & 11:30 a.m., nursery & Sunday school at all 3 services. Monthly Healing service 7 p.m. on the 1st Tuesday. Adult education classes throughout the year. Unity of the Valley Spiritual Center: 4011 W. Hwy 13, Savage, MN 55378, 952.895.0745, — Discover Unity of the Valley Spiritual Center, a positive path for spiritual living. Practical teachings to help you live a healthy, meaningful life. As we grow in consciousness, we create a loving, peaceful world. Sunday Service 10 a.m. UNITY NORTH SPIRITUAL CENTER: 11499 Martin St. NW, Coon Rapids, MN, 763.754.6489,, — Committed to offering a space to support community members and youth in fulfilling their potential. Services and events include healing, prayer, men’s and women’s groups, meditation, sacred text and shamanic studies. UNSC serves the wider community through programs such as Family Promise and Family Table.

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for Everybody! Learn quick, simple, powerful, highly adaptable techniques. Find your purpose; create your best life! Bring service to others! Make life matter; make a difference! 100% money-back guarantee! Silva: Changing lives since 1966! It works! Twin Cities Metro Area. Call or text Silva Instructor LaJeanne Runnels for more info at 763.227.9577.  January 17 – Let Go and Let God—Chant HU!

January 2 – New Year  Psychic Gallery with Alison James: Join this award-winning Psychic

Medium for a mélange part intuitive forum with Q & A and messages from loved ones in the afterlife, including pets. Interactive experience. Adults. Have a general  intuitive  question and first  name of someone on the other side. 6:30 p.m, Healing Elements, 2358 Stinson Blvd., Minneapolis. Reservations recommended: $45 advance, $50 cash at the door, no checks. More info: www.,, 612.424.1411. January 3  – What Is Your Spiritual Mission?

Join people from all walks of life for the monthly worship service at the Temple of ECK. Dynamic speakers, original creative arts, and singing HU, a sacred name for God, celebrate a life lived in harmony with Divine Spirit. Sunday, Jan. 3 and every first Sunday of the month, 10 a.m., Temple of ECK/Eckankar, 7450 Powers Blvd., Chanhassen, 952.380.2200, January 6, 13, 20, 27 – Spiritual Wisdom on Karma and Reincarnation: Are you ready to put

together the puzzle pieces that link this life to your past lives? Discover keys to heal karmic patterns, learn from your past lives and how to graduate from the wheel of reincarnation, and begin a more joyful and fulfilling life today. Free! Come any or all Wednesdays, January 6, 13, 20, 27, 7-8:30 p.m. Eckankar,, 952.380.2200, 7450 Powers Blvd., Chanhassen, www.facebook. com/Eckankar. Pre-register; gift booklet, Spiritual Wisdom on Karma and Reincarnation. January 9 & 23 – Free Alkalize for Health and Hydration Seminar: Do you want more

energy? Are you suffering from Obesity, High Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Cancer? Learn the root causes of these and many other diseases and how to prevent and even reverse them. This is lifechanging information! 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9 & 23, Nutrition City , 2108 Lyndale Ave. S., Minneapolis.  Call Brenda Brazil  651.334.8742 or January 10 - February 28 – Junior Spiritual Development: Classes for ages 12-18 take place

on Sundays from 6-8 p.m. at The Center, 5356 Chicago Ave. S., Minneapolis. Must pre-register at See website for other class offerings. January 14 – EFT “Tapping” Free 15-minute “Life Breakthrough” chat: Do you feel stuck?

Need to get over something or move forward? Schedule your private 15-minute phone “Life Breakthrough” chat to see if Kim can help you. Register at  Info: Kim Eisen, Experienced and Intuitive Master of EFT “Tapping,” Life Breakthrough Coach and Energy Healer,, 612.802.HEAL (4325). January 16-17 – Beginning Psychic Development Class: Do you feel/have you been told you’re

Gifted? Now what? This course will help you discover your magic and erase your fears. Let Psychics in the Cities guide you on your continuing journey. Two days with added bonus of evening gallery. Info: or call 612.860.9196. January 16-17, February 20-21 or March 19-20 – Silva UltraMind ESP Systems 2-day Seminar

In our fast-paced world, are you looking to find more inner peace? Experience the divine love and inner peace of chanting HU, a sacred name for God. All are welcome to this half-hour HU Song at the Temple of ECK. Free!  Sunday, Jan. 17, 10-10:30 a.m., Eckankar,, 952.380.2200, 7450 Powers Blvd., Chanhassen. January 23 – Free Tai Chi Open House: Come to

our Free Open House for an introduction to Tai Chi and to practice Tai Chi for health. Everyone is welcome, no tai chi experience necessary. Come meet our tai chi instructors and learn about movements, forms and the healing benefits of tai chi. 12:30-1:30 p.m., free, Normandale Community College, 952.358.8343, ce/classes January 26 - April 26 – Health Connections, Healthy Boundaries: 11-week Hands-on Energy

Healing class with Ron Moor. Learn the energetics of human interactions, how to connect and maintain healthy boundaries, hands-on energy techniques for healing emotional wounds, techniques of grounding and being fully present. 7-9 p.m. Tuesday evenings, January 26 - April 26, Spirit United, 3204 Como Ave. SE, Minneapolis. Info: 952.929.1559,, or visit January 30 – Radiant Lotus Qigong Workshop:

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menopausal symptoms, breast health, rejuvenating skin, hair and bones, and brings a sense of self-empowerment and ability to cope with stress. 2:30-3:30 p.m., $29, Normandale Community College, 952.358.8343, classes

In Finnish, the month of Tammikuu means the heart of the winter and because the name literally means Oak moon, it can be inferred that the oak tree is the heart of grand forest with many valuable trees as opposed to the typical Arctic forests, which are typically pine and spruce.

January 30 – Shiba Louhan Qigong Workshop:

A dynamic qigong set attributed to Bodidharma, Shiba Louhan Qigong has stretching and strengthening moves to energize the body, condition the muscles and joints, and circulate qi. This introductory workshop will focus on the first set. Not recommended for physically challenged individuals. 1-2 p.m., $29, Normandale Community College, 952.358.8343, classes

This month, spend time in retreat with yourself for some inner reflection to remove inner roadblocks. Journal about personal issues that seem to be holding you back. Bring your wishes to light. Consider this: “Am I living true to myself?” How are you deceiving yourself? What simple steps can you take this year to create the life that you yearn to live? a

January 30 – Free Winter Warm Up Event: Bring

your friends and escape the mid-winter blahs with Normandale’s Free Winter Warm-Up for Body, Mind & Spirit: Spring Sampler. 45-minute workshops include Yoga, Ayurveda, Healing Touch, Spring Forest Qigong, Kinesiology and more! 10 a.m.-Noon, free, Normandale Community College, 952.358.8343, February 3 – Have You Had a Spiritual Experience?

Understanding your memorable dreams, déjà vu, miraculous protection, amazing coincidences, out-of-body experiences, seeing an inner light, or hearing an inner sound can bring more love, mastery, and awareness into your life. Come explore and understand your spiritual experiences. Free! Wednesday, Feb. 3, 7-8:30 p.m. Eckankar,, 952.380.2200, 7450 Powers Blvd., Chanhassen, Eckankar. Pre-register; free booklet, Eckankar’s Spiritual Experiences Guidebook. February 3-March 9 – Restorative Yoga: Calm the

mind and body with the ease of this quiet yoga practice. This combination of breath and gentle movement activates the relaxation response, calming the nervous system while relieving stress. Sleep better and feel more at ease in your body, all while gaining the benefits of more flexibility and balance in your life. 6:30-7:30 p.m., $65, Normandale Community College, 952.358.8343, February 6 – Energy Medicine with Cyndi Dale:

This session will cover Energy Anatomy Fields and explore the myriad of these fields, how they work, and how to shift energy so as to prosper our world and us. Additional topics include geopathic stress, electro-pollution, auric fields, and morphology, as well as techniques showing you how to use hands-on healing to assess and clear the field and read the tenth auric field. 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $145 Normandale Community College, 952.358.8343,

February 6-7 – Healthy Life Expo™: We expanded

this show to be our largest ever! Nutrition, Fitness, and Longevity - It’s all here! Explore up to 200+ exhibitors and 3 Stages of ongoing speaker presentations, and demonstrations. 10 a.m. 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Minneapolis Convention Center, Hall D, 1301 2nd St., Minneapolis. Admission $6 or Free with a donation for the Mom’s & Neighbors Food Shelf. See all the attractions at or call 952.238.1700. February 10 – Spiritual Wisdom on Life after Death: This class invites you to explore the eternal

nature of you! Gain a new perspective on seeing heaven before you die, near-death experiences, and help from spiritual guides. Learn tips and techniques to get your own proof of heaven. Free class. Wednesday, Feb. 10; 7-8:30 p.m. Eckankar,, 952.380.2200, 7450 Powers Blvd., Chanhassen. Visit www.facebook. com/Eckankar. Pre-register; free booklet, Spiritual Wisdom on Life after Death. February 17 – Discover Soul Travel! Getting a

higher perspective through Soul Travel can help you master your spiritual destiny. Find out how. Free! Wednesday, Feb. 17, 7-8:30 p.m. Eckankar,, 952.380.2200, 7450 Powers Blvd., Chanhassen, Eckankar. Pre-register; free booklet. February 24 – Awakening Past-Life Memories:

Learn how to awaken past-life memories through spiritual exercises, dreams, and Soul Travel. Understand and resolve karmic relationships for more love today. Free! Wednesday, Feb. 24, 7-8:30 p.m., Eckankar,, 952.380.2200, 7450 Powers Blvd., Chanhassen, Pre-register, free booklet! February 24 – Psychic Development Beginning/ Foundation Class: Learn to consciously access

your soul’s guidance, clarity, and wisdom. Discover your abilities/purpose working with your body and soul partnership in this lifetime. Wednesday evenings, February through October. Cindy Lehman, 612.669.1861, cindy@cindylehman. com, March 5 – “Messages and More - Guided by Spirit” with Psychic Medium Robert Baca:

Inspiring, interactive, educational & entertaining, Robert delivers messages from Spirit and answers questions in an open forum. 7-9 p.m., Best Western Premier - Nicollet Inn, 14201 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville, MN. Buy advance tickets at www. $30 in advance - $35 at the door. Private readings by appointment only. Call 515.278.5033 for more information. March 12 – Heart Openings: Jaentra Green

Gardener leads an interactive workshop called Heart Openings that creates clarity, relief and joy. Release your past and realize your dreams. 10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m., March 12, Neighborhood House at Wellstone Center, 179 Robie St. E., St. Paul, $125, limited seating, 651.222.4940. March 18-20 – Paganicon Midwest Conference:

Celebrating our sixth year, we offer workshops, panels, discussions, social space, music and costume ball. Our art show and vendor room is open to the public. Early bird discounts are now available. Doubletree Park Place Hotel, 1500 Park Place Blvd, Minneapolis. For more information, visit

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Tuesday, January 5 at 6 p.m. — Host Elise Marquam Jahns will have a conversation with internationally recognized stress expert Dr. Richard Earle, co-author of Your Vitality Quotient and managing director of the Canadian Institute on Stress. Dr. Earle trains senior health and workplace professionals globally via the internet as Certified Stress & Wellness Consultants. This show is sponsored by the Integrative Health Education Center of Normandale Community College.

Wednesday, January 13 at 3 p.m. — Join host Cathryn Taylor for an introductory conversation with the Edge Talk Radio’s newest host, Maggie Chula. We are thrilled that Maggie will be launching her own show, “The Akashic Vibrational Edge,” on the second Monday of each month.

“Edge Animal Talk” with Mary Stoffel

Wednesday, January 6 at 6 p.m. — Eric Earll and Bert Allen of 2GuysInTheKnow explore a multitude of topics that will deepen and enrich your life’s journey through special guests, interviews and live on the air readings.

Thursday, January 14 at 6 p.m. — Animal communicator Mary Stoffel gives insights into the relationships that our animals have with us, and with each other. Join her to explore how animals feel, think, work, heal and react as they share our lives. Learn how to help your animals cope with change, illness and trauma. Get practical information dealing with all types of animal-related issues.

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“Edge EFT Happy Half Hour: Rap & Tap” with Cathryn Taylor

Sunday, January 10 from 6-8 p.m. — Each month, join host Doug Crandall as he views life from On the edge, using his unique perspective to delve into such topics as life, death, this, that and the other! The host will be joined by notable guests who will share their knowledge with the listening audience.

Monday, January 18 at 3 p.m. — Take the edge off your day! Treat yourself to a half hour of relaxation and relief with the new, innovative stress-reducing technique of Energy Tapping. Learn how to use EFT for Body, Mind, Heart & Soul.

“The Multi-Perspective Edge” with 2GuysInTheKnow

NEW: “The Akashic Vibrational Edge” with Maggie Chula Monday, January 11 at 8 p.m. — Maggie Chula is a psychic trance channel for the Akashic Master Teachers. On this show she will open up the phone lines to answer questions on how to heal every aspect of your life, your physical body, and your connection to your own Council of Light using the Akashic Vibration. Maggie is a certified Psychic Professional, Medical Intuitive and the author of several books including Open the Doorway to Your Soul: Channeled Messages from the Master Teachers of the Akasha.

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“Edge Happenings” with Cathy Jacobsen Wednesday, January 20 at 3 p.m. — Live conversations with those who are bringing special events to the community in the next month. Gather more insight into what to expect at these coming events and why they will be meaningful to you in your everyday life.

“The Multi-Perspective Edge” with 2GuysInTheKnow Wednesday, January 27 at 6 p.m. — Eric Earll and Bert Allen of 2GuysInTheKnow explore a multitude of topics that will deepen and enrich your life’s journey through special guests, interviews and live on the air readings.

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The Edge is a monthly magazine on holistic living. It supports an authentic way of life. It features an online digital magazine, as well as...

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The Edge is a monthly magazine on holistic living. It supports an authentic way of life. It features an online digital magazine, as well as...