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 CONTENTS Expanding Our Consciousness Read 17 articles offering reflections on the value of personal growth


Heal Yourself – Heal Your Pet The Edge Interview with Healing Pioneer Linda Tellington-Jones

17 Healing Pioneer Returns to Cities  for Workshops, Training 6 Accelerating Transformation A Pleiadian Message, by Christine Day

Are You Ready to Serve as a Professional Medium? by Suzanne Giesemann

The Skinny on Prebiotics & Probiotics Insight on Personal Weight Control by William B. Miller, Jr., M.D.

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featured topic expanding our consciousness? Read 13 more articles on the topic online 19 On Consciousness... by Von Braschler 20 Past Life Regression & Expanding Consciousness, by Eric J. Christopher 21 Growth of Consciousness: Why Should  We Bother? by Betsy Whitfill 22 Oceanic Wisdom Spirit Leaves, by Janet Michele Red Feather

10  A Journey to…Divine Consciousness  by Dan Mathews


10  Holy Divine Healing Returning to St. Paul

23 Featured Business: Therapeutic Massage

11 A Go-to Salad for Greens, Needed Fiber Food First, by Nutrition Julie

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12 May Horoscope: Time to Blossom Mercurial Messages through the Zodiac by Heather Roan Robbins

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13 Grounding & the Auric Field: Part 3 by Patrice Connelly

28 Sacred Gatherings

14 The Great Mother’s Antidote for Stress, Anxiety and Depression: Claiming Your Vibrant Health by Dr. Patrice (Alethea Sophia) 15 Spring Renewal: Virtue & Valor by Alan Pritz

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Accelerating transformation A Pleiadian Message

by Christine Day Beloved ones, we greet you. The veils on Earth have continued to lift on vastly different dimensional levels, unearthing your planet, making accessible to you a profoundly changed realm of existence, opening up to you the revelations to enable a re-accessing of your sacred potential, which has been lying dormant. Through this new energetic setting, you are enabled to realign to your creation energies that will support you, stabilizing within this sacred state of Self. This is the time for great change, and the veils of illusion have transformed, becoming fluid enough for those of you on the path to shift and stabilize into a new state of consciousness. Now is your time to begin to live from a place of authenticity and balance through the direct access of the Heart and opening into the sacred expression of Self. These new energetic states of consciousness bring to each one of you a pure, nutritional content that feeds the Heart cells and begins a rejuvenation process of the entire physical system. This unfolding will allow each one of you to begin “a next phase” of conscious living on your planet and allow you to interact more fully within the Collective energies of your resident Universe. Open and stabilize Through this unveiling, a pure multidimensional space has been designed and anchored within Earth, allowing you to open and stabilize within your sacred expression of Self. Through the shifting pulse of the Earth’s central magnetic core, this transformed framework of the planet has anchored into this expanded dimensional form. These energetic changes have opened up this recalibration within you, enabling you to be able access and stabilize within your heart consciousness. The place of the heart is where all things within you arise. It is where you are able to access your sacred reconnections and where all heart’s desires can be made manifest within this new dimensional setting on Earth.

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These changes of dimensional frequencies have reopened doorways. They have brought through the ancient and pure form energies of the heavenly bodies to your planet. These light forms are being bestowed to you now. They are actually Blessings being returned to you. These Blessings do not have to be “earned.” They are simply being revealed and given, and then received by you. They flow onto the Earth plane in the form of waves of light, designed to reopen your conscious recollection of Self, to regain the stability of peace, clarity and embody your unique creation elements. Each one of you only needs to be in a “state of receivership” to utilize these Blessings. This means you have to be consciously willing to fully take in the pure forms of light that are being gifted back to you individually. These Blessings mark this time of a new era of consciousness on your planet. This process begins as a personal awakening for those of you who are ready to receive. Know that there is no effort involved in the act of receivership, simply the willingness to receive that which is being given. Receivership is a simple, effortless response of your open Heart. Through your act of receivership of these Blessings, you are anchoring the energy, creating a strong mirror of this form, of the action of receiving for your community, and supporting the masses. Know that at a certain moment all of humanity will receive these Blessings, these awakenings. Your mirror will support them in being able to fully take in and utilizing these Blessings at that moment.

Accelerating in May This whole transformational process began in April and will continue to accelerate throughout May. These transformational changes will be seen and reflected in the night sky. These markers will be able to be witnessed by the naked eye, and they are designed to herald in this “next phase” of your awakening on Earth. These markers carry a frequency design for the awakening of mankind. They hold “the form of the promise” that you have come here to experience. The appearance of   see TRANSFORMATION on p. 8

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these markers can be likened to the appearance of the first rainbow. You have now officially entered and anchored within the next phase of the “New Dawning” age. Within this next phase there are adjustments and alignments opening up through your own sacred makeup, enabling you to continue your work on a very different level within your environment on Earth. This phase enables you to continually unfold individually within your sacredness, while at the same time fulfilling your destiny commitments to the whole community of humanity. What is essential is for you to realize that your goal must be in alignment within your own Heart. This must be your one focused point, understanding this one Truth that everything arises within your Heart connection. There are to be no other distractions. There is nothing more than this for you to do, just to become your heart.

one of you carry within the energy of a unique quest that you are to undertake at this juncture. Simultaneously you have a series of collective objectives to fulfill with other beings within the Universe and other human beings within your Earth plane. Your field of vision will expand to include not only Earth, but be inclusive with the rest of the Universe! No personal energetic experience you have is truly separate from the collective consciousness. Remember, you are an aspect of the collective God consciousness state, as we are also. Through the individual energetic settings you carry within is movement, like a current in a stream, a flow that your heart cells resonate towards, moving you to your unique goals of personal fulfillment, realigning you to the sacred that is already in existence and awaiting reconnection. It is important for you to comprehend that the energetics of your personal fulfillment support the collective objectives within the Universe and within planet Earth. There are no separating elements.

Deep initiations Through the conscious choice of focusing and anchoring within your Heart connection, you will be propelled into a series of deep initiations within the collective group mind within your resident Universe. Through this process, there will be a natural “letting go,” which will allow a SHRUGGING OFF of the old concepts of illusion that you have lived with up to this point. They are ready to simply fall away. You will discard the old shells you have been carrying from the past. Your conscious alignment to your Heart, in reality, is a focused “letting go” that brings you to and aligns you naturally beyond the illusion that is on Earth. You are able to move and expand into another realm of reality within community. This is an essential and natural component of your ongoing process at this point in your evolution. This is opening you up to your natural heritage of claiming your place within the collective God consciousness and your active role within the expanded community within the Universe. This means that you need to extend your consciousness outwards to engage within your place that exists well outside of planet Earth. As you consciously align to your God Consciousness aspect, which is fully anchored within your heart and extends outwards within the collective Universal energy, you begin to naturally and ultimately play your universal role. Part of the plan is your re-emergence within this collective community within the Universe. This reunion will support you in activating another cycle of your individual quest on Earth. Understand the importance that each

Alignment with Earth Our star system, The Pleiades, is now in a uniquely positioned place, in direct alignment to Earth. This has never taken place before within your lifetime sphere. This repositioning creates powerful shifts in the dynamics on Earth, activating a dimensional shift in your awakening process. This repositioning of alignment between us is supporting and heralding metamorphic changes that are taking place on your planet, due to this transference of light energy between Earth and Pleiades. This sacred frequency alignment is designed to open up a new potential for communion connection and conscious relationship developing between us Pleiadians and you. This alignment is activating a mirrored energetic transmission that is being sent to support the monumental transformation of humanity. We are currently transmitting these pure frequencies of alignment to those of you who are awake. These transmissions create a dynamic inner quickening to Self within your heart and brain center. This pure process of alignment of our planets is part of a divine timing that has been set in motion to create this happening. This was set in place lifetimes ago, allowing for the lineup of our planets to be activated now. There is a solid streaming of light consciousness being sent from our star system that can be received consciously by you. An opportunity has been anchored for individuals on your planet to send back a telepathic communion stream back to us. This design has been planned to enable you to begin to expand your own natural abilities for a telepathic communion activation process. Many multidimensional factors within

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your system and areas within your brain will be activated by you through this communion experience. You are energetically more than ready to sustain this communion activity, and this action of communion is fully within your capabilities. You are ready for this reactivation of your systems now; your conscious choice action will reactivate these centers. These are multidimensional centers within your brain that have not been utilized in this lifetime. You are being enabled to open into the sacred gifts that are part of your natural makeup. As you send a stream of light consciousness connection outwards to us, you will be received through a communion filter that exists throughout our resident Universe. At the moment your light conscious communion is received, an essence that is carried and transmitted within your brain center will be activated. As you receive this transmission of this essence, your brain begins to register this level of communion frequency. A series of multidimensional pathways becomes reestablished and active once more within your brain center. You are then relinked within the full universal community communion base at that moment.

Your journey Your complete process of unfolding is a step-by-step journey that will be ultimately initiated by you through your conscious choice action. We welcome you within this communion framework held within the collective consciousness, and we support each step that you take towards Self. Know that you alone take the step and then we energetically support that step you take. This is another aspect of the role we are to play in your grand design. We must work directly in conjunction with your conscious choice action. Your place is assured within the collective God consciousness design; aspects of your sacred, pure source energy already inhabit your place within this design. As you begin to actively engage within the communion base, you will begin to relocate within this design and merge with aspects of these pure source elements of Self. Your journey Home this lifetime will take place, however it will be different than what your mind will imagine. In reality, you are a limitless space of light. There is an all-encompassing brilliance that is you. We witness your light form and experience the fullness of your complete wholeness. Blessings, The Pleiadians. a Christine Day 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 globally. Visit Copyright © 2017. All Rights Reserved.

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Holy Divine Healing returning to St. Paul Dr. Dan Mathews, a chiropractor and spiritual healer from Little Rock, Arkansas, will return to the Twin Cities May 3-8 to present a talk and Group Healing Event to introduce Holy Divine Healing to the community. Individual healing sessions filled up within 12 hours of the initial announcement with a waiting list, due to the excitement of his return to the area. The event is hosted by Terri Peterson, founder of The Connecting Spirit (Soul Breathing). The Group Healing Event, which is open to the public, will take place from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, May 4, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 104 S. Snelling Ave., St. Paul. Tickets are $35, available now at www. Offerings.html. If you are unable to attend this event in person, you can still participate via live teleconference (audio only). The link will become available at as the date approaches. The price is $35. Dr. Mathews’ group healings are unique and highly transformational. After a 30-minute introduction to his work, he will connect participants with the Nine Clusters and the Holy O. Then, through the crystal lattice they will attune to the cosmic pulse, where each person’s individual gifts will be used to clear whatever is needed throughout the entire 999 to the power of seven paradigms. The healing will conclude with a group blessing from Dr. Mathews that will assist each person present, as well as the planet. A brief question-and-answer session will follow. For more information about Dr. Mathews’ work, visit Holydivinehealing. com and Holydivinehealing. a 1 0   w w w. e d g e m a g a z i n e . n e t

A Journey to… Divine Consciousness by Dan Mathews In the summer of 1994, while mowing the lawn at my family’s beach house, I suddenly became very hot and tired and broke out in huge welts. I walked into the house, passed out on the couch and immediately saw myself entering a light-filled tunnel. As I swiftly moved through the tunnel, I began to see smaller tunnels that intersected the main tunnel, like on-ramps on a freeway. As each tunnel passed by me, I began to feel more and more positive feelings. After passing the sixth tunnel, I instantly found myself in a total dimensional reality (13D). It was a heavenly place. There I was met by beautifully colored beings that were incredibly bright and vibrant. Not a word was spoken to me, yet all was known. My greatest sense of awareness was how I made these beings feel. All that mattered to me was getting a positive feeling in return. There was no separation between us. Everyone looked after everyone’s concerns and interests. It felt safe, serene, fulfilling, joyous and loving. As I was observing this heaven-like reality, a God-like being came and looked me in the eyes. A light transmission of knowledge, which was libraries of information and Knowing, was beamed directly into my third eye. I understood it all within seconds. I was given much information, including the dates and capacity to bring in the new paradigms leading up to the 2012 shift. Within minutes, the same force that had brought me there, took me back to the tunnel, and away to Earth I went. This time six tunnels exited off the main tunnel and I had a knowing that each one represented two dimensions of reality, just like the first six chakras. The seventh chakra represented 13D where the Alpha 0-1 through Omega 0-13 plugs into the top of our head and gives us life. As I returned home, the God Being told me that the reason we were put on Earth, with a human condition of 2D, was to learn to trust in the living God that beats our hearts. The only way to get the other 11 dimensions to manifest into our reality is to trust in our inner Holiness. When our feelings are filled with worry, anxiety, fear, criticalness, cynicism and doubt, we demonstrate that we do not trust our inner Holiness. In 2D consciousness, we stumble around on our own with feelings of pain and hurt without understanding and Knowing. When we trust in our inner Holiness, we achieve a 13D reality of consciousness — heaven on Earth. Life is full and whole everywhere and always. However, our perception of life is dependent on our level of consciousness. The higher the level of consciousness, the more in the “now” our perception will be and the more positive our feelings. The lower the consciousness, the more in the “past

and future” our perception will be and the more negative our feelings. As I regained consciousness, I got up off of the couch and have never felt the same ever since. My life now had a Divine purpose. Within two days, I began connecting with the inner holiness of people around me. This evolved into Holy Divine Healing and began a nine-year process to bring through a code book from the Order of Trons (the cosmic scientists of the Oni-verse). This book consisted of templates, in accordance with the Plan of Grand Design, that encompassed 57 dimensions and their seven star systems. Shortly thereafter, while adjusting patient’s leg lengths as a chiropractor, equations started coming through me on how these star systems needed to be rearranged in order to prepare earth and humanity for the great ascension. These equations would allow for a new time-space coordinate system to develop on Earth so humanity could receive the Equation of Life from the nine clusters of the Holy O, which would fuel each person’s individual path of ascension. My work now supports our transition into the Golden Age. I am grateful to have been given a gift to help the people on this Earth. I only want to glorify God, serve humanity, and experience eternal substance — “good feelings.” a Dr.  Dan  Mathews  is a Chiropractor and Spiritual Healer from Little Rock, Arkansas. He emerged from a near-death experience with knowledge of how to connect people with their “indwelling God Presence.” Since that time he has remained consciously in communication with the Beings of Light that he encountered during the “death” experience. He continues to receive updates of how to better serve people, the Earth and humanity. And he generously shares it with everyone he meets. He is completely devoted to his path of uplifting humanity and the planet with his gift. Visit Copyright © 2017. All Rights Reserved.

A go-to salad for greens, needed fiber Food First

by Nutrition Julie Spring has sprung and everything is coming up green! This is the perfect time to take a cue from Mother Nature and get more greens into your daily eating. I love to sneak them into smoothies, salads and wraps and get all of their nutritional and detoxification benefits. This is a recipe that I stumbled upon at the co-op a few years ago and has been a simple go-to salad ever since. I love the chia seeds, which are a great source of protein, healthy fat and fiber. We need healthy fats to help with the absorption of nutrients, and many of us do not get the fiber we need each day. The tart-sweet flavors of this salad complement earthy soups and entrees and chewy artisan breads. Enjoy!

BABY GREENS AND BEET SALAD WITH LEMON CHIA DRESSING Dressing: 5 tablespoons Lemon Juice 2 tablespoons Olive Oil 1 tablespoon Minced Garlic 1 tablespoon Minced Shallots 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 2 teaspoons Chia Seeds 2 teaspoons Honey Pinch each of Sea Salt and Pepper

Whisk together all of the dressing ingredients and set aside. Salad: 5 oz. package of baby greens 1 small beet, peeled and shredded 1 medium carrot, peeled and shredded 1-1/2 cups organic strawberries, sliced 1 cup goat cheese, crumbled In a large bowl, toss the baby greens, beet, carrot and strawberries in with a couple tablespoons of the dressing. Add more dressing as desired. Top with goat cheese crumbles prior to serving. Mix up the flavors by substituting spinach and using feta in place of the goat cheese. Serves 4-6. 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-bystep Food First System. For more information, visit Copyright Š 2017. All Rights Reserved.

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May horoscope: time to blossom Mercurial Messages through the Zodiac

by Heather Roan Robbins May begins with blustering winds on the inner realms, along with questionable decisions and technical snafus as Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto retrograde. Mercury turns direct May 3rd conjunct the chaotic planet Uranus, and the problems begin to disentangle. Expect lightning bolts and wildcards, awakening moments and exciting new ideas mid-month. Venus in Aries brings fresh, edgy excitement but can keep us impatient unless we let our emotional spikes wash through us and look for the calm connection underneath. Around May 11 we have an opportunity to let go of anger and resistance, but we may need to ask tough questions as Mars squares Neptune. Romance and art projects begin to bud after May 15 as Mercury enters Venus-ruled Taurus. The Sun enters flirtatious, curious Gemini on May 20 and our social life has an opportunity to blossom along with our garden. May 25-31 emotional Venus squares intense Pluto and our hearts consider the more serious issues of our time. We are reminded to think globally, act locally, and keep our voice engaged in decisions that impact our future. Aries (Mar. 21-Apr. 19)…Don’t worry about whether or not others understand you at the beginning of the month; work to understand yourself and notice an evolution of your identity. Mid-month bears fruit, a chance to shine and be appreciated. May 29-31 can bring tests, but they open opportunities if you meet them with equanimity. Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20)…Your dreams may be wild the first week of May. Stay aware of your emotional peripheral vision; secret enemies and admirers stir the pot just out of sight mid-month. You’ll find the world’s rhythms more comfortable after May 15. Towards the end of the month,

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share wisely from your compassionate soul. Gemini (May 21-June 20)…The first week of May, keep track of what matters or the parts scatter. You blossom this month, but may have friends who need your practical support as they walk through some unexpected challenges. Be ready to move to the forefront and lead as the sun enters Gemini May 20. Cancer (June 21-July 22)…Technical glitches at work can create irritations the first week unless you make them a meditation or a game. After May 10, be ready with fresh ideas for your work, both personal and professional; take an opportunity to implement your innovations for the betterment of all. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)…Be careful of transportation difficulties around May 6. Listen for news and concepts that open your horizons May 9-12. Your philosophies can expand in response to a new perception, fresh metaphysics. Bask in attention for your work and your sense of personal authority after May 20. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)…Hang in there this first frustrating week; relax, destress and wait. Let anxieties flow over you. Your relationship to material goods shifts mid-month; practice loving detachment and sort your priorities, what to keep and what to let go. Appreciate and accept unusual help from allies after May 21. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)…Practice staying centered while uncomfortable in early May. Don’t get between other people’s disagreements; lend support and offer a calmer approach instead. Meditate on loving kindness. Watch the focus turn towards you and your solutions by the end of the month. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)…Your health, your habits and your methods of communication need gentle attention in early May, as you can get irritated or inflamed when anxious. Make adjustments, but towards a clear goal rather

than away from irritations. Mid-month your strategy sharpens. Relationships soften after May 25. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)…You handle the first week of May better than most because you can make lemonade out of lemons. Just move with care and watch for minor accidents. Creativity and opportunities to open your heart sprout up. After May 20, speak your truth, but remember to also speak your gratitude. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan.19)…Tend to unfinished business in your personal life or inner world in early May. Let the world untangle through May 9 and then kick into high gear. Restlessness can help you renovate or transform home and daily habits while you stay patient and productive on the career front. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)…You learn vicariously this month as you help others through hard times. Neighbors, siblings and friends you consider brothers and sisters may need your presence, if not your advice, while they adapt to changing circumstances. After May 20, your life picks up and commences a transformation, large or small. Travel beckons. Pisces (Feb. 19-Mar. 20)…Your life may flow better than most people’s this first week of May; your creative adaptability serves you well, though your tender heart hurts for the woes of the world. Opportunities open mid-month; make sure to seize them as long as they are in line with what you truly believe. Walk your talk and show others how success can also be compassionate. a Heather Roan Robbins is a heart-centered and choiceoriented 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, multigenerational and traditional astrology and uses it at the core of her spiritual counseling. For a daily view, read Starcodes at Copyright © 2017. All Rights Reserved.

Grounding & the Auric Field by Patrice Connelly Last of a 3-part series Our auric field connects into our seventh chakra. This connection is the crown of our head centers. The auric field spreads itself from its head crown to fall all around us: front, back and side to side. Ideally, the auric field drops from our head crown centers to below our feet. From the moment of birth, our bodies are surrounded with the seven bands of energy that make up the auric field. When we ground, by bringing up the Earth energy into our feet, all the way up into the base of our spine and then down through the top of our head crown centers, we infuse our auric fields with our soul energy and vitality. Our auric fields are expandable. We can expand our fields until we merge with everything and everyone around us. If we are consciously doing this expanding, we are able to experience our oneness with everything that exists. If we are not conscious of what we are doing, it becomes merging. Merging causes confusion. We don’t know where we begin and end and where other people begin and end. This type of expansion or merging is what often passes for intimacy in our culture. It is not. There are no boundaries in this type of merging and no sense of Self. We can also pull in our auric field very narrowly. This pulling in of our auric field is generally a protective response, but it doesn’t work, because when we reduce our field we are easily knocked off our base, off our grounding. Cultures differ as to personal space. In the United States, when we are feeling good, we usually extend our auric fields 6 to 8 inches out from our physical bodies. With any more space than

that, we lose our sense of Self; any less, we get irritated that someone has invaded our space, unless we’ve chosen to wrap ourselves closely for protection and have withdrawn our grounding from the Earth. The Grounding Exercise helps keep us balanced in our auric fields and in our bodies. Breathe fully, letting all of the air out on an exhale, bringing up the grounding energy from the Earth that belongs to each one of us. Bring it up into our feet, up through our legs, knees, thighs and into the base of the spine. Let it mingle with the energy already present from the day, and then call yourself in by name and bring yourself down through the top of your head crown center, down through your sixth chakra, bringing yourself fully through your throat, being aware of your wisdom, your truth and your grace. Then bring your soul down into the back of your heart, the home of your soul. Spend a moment being the rod between Earth and Spirit. Keep in mind that, ideally, our fields are supposed to fall below our feet. Most of our auric fields fall somewhere between our knees and our calves. When we are upset or have a shock, we pull our auric fields up rather than down, pulling out of our grounding instead of doubling down on the grounding. When you continually practice this Grounding Exercise, an interesting thing begins to happen: bodies automatically begin to ground themselves, no matter what is happening in or around you, and the auric field actually stays approximately where it is (in some cases it falls deeper toward the feet.) Simultaneously, the soul stays connected to the back of the heart, facilitating calm. And the beauty of it is

that we can do this Grounding Exercise anywhere at any time. Our auric fields are the first contact others have of us in our daily interactions. We can sense or feel another person’s mental and emotional state, just as they can sense or feel ours. When we do not want to feel our own emotions, or worried thoughts, we instinctively push our unwanted content out into the emotional and/or mental bands of our auric fields. Because we are not feeling those unwanted emotions or thoughts or because we’re not in the moment, we think they’re gone. They’re not. They are in our fields where others pick up on them. Someone might say, “You seem…(take your pick) out of sorts, angry, not feeling well, down in the mouth today. Are you OK?” We generally reply, “Not at all, I am feeling fine!” You might even be a bit bewildered that someone would say that to you. Of course you feel fine, because those emotions and/or thoughts are hanging out in your field. You aren’t feeling them, but others are sensing the emotion lingering there. We may think we are islands. We are not. We constantly communicate with everyone around us, and everyone communicates with us. Bringing ourselves into a grounded body allows us to own our space, have ownership of ourselves, take responsibility for what we feel and think, and access solutions to problems we face. (Souls love to solve problems and love to create!) Through this work, we can be intradependent — knowing who we are and what we can do, working with others in ownership. a Patrice Connelly has worked in the Twin Cities as a Practical Visionary for 35 years teaching. She is the founder of Quest-Fields, Inc., and has been its director since its inception in 1984. Contact her at or patrice@ Copyright © 2017. All Rights Reserved.

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The Great Mother’s antidote for stress, anxiety and depression

Claiming your vibrant health by Dr. Patrice (Alethea Sophia) All we have ever really needed for our vibrant health has been amply provided for us in the natural world around us, but in our modern world the rapid rise of shopping malls on every patch of this precious Earth reminds us of the 1970 song by Joni Mitchell: “…They paved paradise and put up a parking lot, With a pink hotel, a boutique, And a swinging hot spot… Hey, farmer farmer, put away that DDT now. Give me spots on my apples, but leave me the birds and the bees, Please! Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone. They paved paradise and put up a parking lot.”

Everywhere you turn in nature, there is a medicine — a balm for heart, mind, body and spirit — that includes all the wonderful plant/herbal medicines/tinctures and the Earth’s ability to grow nutritious foods in abundant variety and bring forth the waters of life. When we are in harmony with the natural world and are mindful of our oneness and interconnectedness, our lives will flow gracefully and we will have internal peace. As we are pulled, prodded and pushed out of the natural world and into the man-made creation of asphalt, artificial lighting, cell phones, texting replacing real face-to-face conversation, Facebook/Twitter/Internet surfing and other modern distractions that embody a disconnection to the real world around us, we find ourselves swirling in a manufactured world created in the mind that feeds our false self/ego and leaves our Soul/Spirit/Heart/Authentic Self wanting. 1 4   w w w. e d g e m a g a z i n e . n e t

This scenario is the foundation of the depression, possible thoughts of suicide, panic attacks, anxiety and stress we feel when our Authentic Self/Heart/Soul/ Spirit begins to make itself known and the internal struggle begins as it pushes against man-made constructs of what is termed “consensus” reality or what we have come to believe is the real world based on the artificial constructs all around us. This angst and upheaval is no longer solely found in the proverbial “mid-life” wake-up call, but now extends ever more deeply into all age groups. Emanating from the Divine Creatrix, the Great Mother, this wake-up call energy aimed at our slumbering souls/hearts seeks to remind us of our true purpose. Our connection to nature lies in our ability and desire to move from head to heart, which leads us outside the confines of the modern world, and back into nature and our heart/authentic selves, our true home. I am a gardener, and the love of living, growing things lies deeply in my being. I was gifted with nature from birth and spent much time traversing the landscape of this country — camping, hiking, and discovering the ways of the wild — but not everyone has been gifted with such magic. This must change so humanity and the planet may be restored to vibrant health and harmony. From the heart, one can learn to hear the voice and converse with the nature beings — trees, flowers, mountains, waters, rocks and others. It is from their wisdom and voice that a name was given to me that embodied the deeper wisdom of nature and essence of vibrant health: Gardeners

of the Heart. A gardener of the heart has a deeper connection to the nature, and the nurturing aspects of love as a way of being. We walk in the world of nature, nurture and spirit, growing soul seeds that the heart may open, bloom and embrace its full potential, and deepest beauty. Being present in light and darkness, which is also the way of the garden, brings us the gift of balance and harmony — and it brings us ever more closer to a perpetual state of grace. If you do not have a garden, make time to step outside under the night sky and breathe in the essence of stardust, and remember who you are. Put your hand on a tree and breathe deeply of their life-giving breath as they breathe in and out with us, as do all plants. This is a powerful practice and is especially helpful if you have lung problems. Flowers bring their scent, beauty, playfulness and whimsy to us, among other things. So much knowledge and wisdom is held in nature to help us create a vibrant and healthy life. Step out beyond what you think you know and listen with your heart.

AN EXERCISE Try this exercise to connect with the different energies of nature: • Breathe deeply — Inhale through the nose and out through the mouth… smell the fragrance of roses blooming in the garden…the sweet, tantalizing muskiness… • Breathe again — Inhale and smell the air after the fallen rain…moist, fresh, renewing… • And one more breath, deeply — Hear the songs of the birds, the wind whispering in the trees, the stream flowing amongst the rocks and lapping gently upon the bank, and the melody of the ocean waves as they ebb and flow upon the shore… • Move your attention to the level of your heart. Place your hands gently over your heart area, one on top of the other. Now “see” from your heart. See the energy of your heart, the essence of love for yourself, and for All That Is. Reach out with your heart and feel the rose. You may wish to extend gratitude. You can do this meditation with anything or anybody. You may also use this meditation for forgiveness of self and others. The Great Mother and Sacred beings of nature welcome you and celebrate with love as they rejoice in your return home! a Dr. Patrice (Alethea Sophia), known also as the Matriarch, is a gifted eco-systemic scholar, healer and mystic who brings a profound connection and alignment with the Divine to all she touches. Gabriel Curell (Mana) is her twin flame partner. Gardeners of the Heart™ is their passionate ministry of service. Contact them at or 612.594.4714. Copyright © 2017. All Rights Reserved.

Spring renewal: virtue & valor by Alan L. Pritz Spring is a season of both physical and spiritual renewal. Given the political upheavals confronting this country, and world, one could say that applies — but on steroids! It is hard to remain calmly centered during such periods, but that is precisely what we must do while simultaneously acting to restore peace and righteousness to our nation and planet. In many ways, what we are seeing outwardly is a reflection of the battle each of us is called to engage in inwardly. In Vedic tradition, the battle fought in the Bhagavad Gita is a metaphor for facilitating the restoration of soul consciousness over material consciousness. This is the spiritual battle that has been fought within all disciplines of all faiths throughout the ages. Each of us must remember who we are at our core, in our soul, and act in alignment with the dictates of Spirit —accepting its guidance, not responding with fear, anger or unfettered emotional reactivity. The world is a huge game board of infinite variety and cleverness that excels in drawing us out to engage in varied distractions — some good, some awful — that seem to make us forget our real place and divine purpose. Again, I emphasize that while situations around us appear to abound in tremendous disharmony, we must redouble our efforts to cultivate and remain anchored in spiritual realization — and then act in whatever ways we can to restore peace and balance in our midst. My invitation is nothing new: “Seek the Kingdom within” — with faith in Spirit, in your personal process, commitment to the cause, and patient resilience. Keep putting the right foot forward in ways both small and large. Only by invoking and spreading Light can darkness be diminished or defeated. So don’t despair — engage. Do by shining your own inner light more brightly through attunement with Spirit in whatever way you hold dear. Apply the fruits of soul cultivation — peace, love, joy — with another supernal trait, wisdom, to secure for yourselves and others a society and planet worthy of bequeathing to future generations. a Rev. Alan Pritz, an Interfaith Minister, has trained in inner sciences for more than 40 years. He is the author of an award-winning book, Meditation as a Way of Life: Philosophy and Practice (Quest: 2014), and his Minneapolis-based practice, Awake In Life, offers meditation instruction and spiritual counseling, coaching and guidance for individuals, groups and organizations. Visit Copyright © 2017. All Rights Reserved.

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Heal Yourself - Heal Your Pet

The Edge Interview with Linda Tellington-Jones by Tim Miejan At age 80, many people are retired and spending their time relaxing, with their families, doing the things they love to do. Linda Tellington-Jones, who turns 80 in a couple of months, is no different, except what she loves to do is travel worldwide to continue teaching her pioneering healing method that allows people to assist their animals and themselves in returning to a state of balance. The internationally renowned animal consultant, teacher and bestselling author returns to the Twin Cities May 20-23 to offer a four-hour workshop, “Heal Yourself – Heal Your Pet,” introducing the Tellington TTouch Method for humans, followed by three days of training in the intuitive technique that bears her name. The workshop ia sponsored by the Theosophical Society as part of its series of workshops and lectures in ancient wisdom and ancient mysteries. The pioneering work of Linda TellingtonJones, Ph.D. (hon), has its roots in a philosophy that sees all beings — humans and animals alike — as reflections of a divine whole. The Tellington Method was first created four decades ago as a system of animal training, healing and communication that allows people to relate to animals in a deeper, more compassionate way — a way that furthers inter-species connection and honors the body, mind and spirit of both animals and their people. And for the past 30 years, the Santa Fe resident has been teaching TTouch for humans. There are more than 2,000 practitioners of the Tellington Method in 35 countries on six continents, as well as Tellington Method Centers in Canada, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, South Africa, the U.K. and the United States. Dr. Tellington-Jones spoke with The Edge by phone while in Germany during her recent training schedule in Europe. We last spoke in 2013, so for new Edge readers who did not see that interview, can you quickly describe what you offer with the Tellington Method and Tellington TTouch? We’re an international organization with teachers in 35 countries now and we work with both humans — that’s what I’m coming to Minneapolis-St. Paul for — or dogs and cats and horses and all wildlife, too. We teach a form of really gentle body work that has as its intention to support the brilliance and the wisdom of the cells. It’s done with a very simple 1-1/4 touches that are done on or over the body to access the brilliance that we are. That’s it in a 1 6   w w w. e d g e m a g a z i n e . n e t

It’s often said that our pets sometimes take on illnesses that we have. Do you know why they do this? It appears to be a commitment that they’ve made at the soul level. That’s certainly what I think I’ve seen over the years. We see it quite a lot. I believe there is a way that we can help them not to take on our issues, to actually hold their perfection, and that is what I think is really important. Nobody wants their animal to take on the illnesses they have, right?

nutshell. What we really do is hold the picture of the ideal behavior or health of that animal, whether it is a dog or a horse or a kitty, it doesn’t matter. Our tendency as humans is to focus on what doesn’t work. The philosophy of Tellington TTouch is to really hold the picture of the behavior or the performance or the relationship or the health of the ideal for that being. In May you will be presenting an interactive workshop titled, “Heal Your Pet, Heal Yourself.” How does healing our pet heal ourselves? Those are two different things. We are going to be teaching how you do TTouch on yourself and how you work on your pet. There will be some demonstration dogs there, and we will show how you can affect the behavior and the relationship that you have with your pet or animal. It’s a relationship of deep trust that we are able to develop with these beautiful, simple, gentle circle and a quarter done all over the body. For those who are unfamiliar with it, when you say a circle and a quarter, describe more about what that is. The basic TTouch circle involves putting your hands very gently on the tissue, and you gently move the tissue, the skin, over the underlying tissue in a circle and a quarter. It is actually the magical spiral of nature. What it appears to do is — and we have seen this for years — is release fear at the cellular level in our animals and also in ourselves. That’s what I love about it, that you can do this for yourself. At the workshop we are presenting, we will show how you can make a difference for yourself and your own family.

No, exactly. We find that with these really gentle touches all over the body, we can affect the innate perfection of their own level of health. At the workshop we will have a demonstration dog to show what you can do with your animal at home. By simply working gently on the ear — on the dog’s ear or your cat’s ear or your own ear — we can help to enhance the health of the whole body. We can relax ourselves and our animals. For instance, if you have an animal who is really ill or injured, on the way to the vet you can do that ear work on your animal and help them to stay out of shock or come out of shock. We’ve seen this in hundreds and hundreds of cases over the last 40 years. Will it work even if you have not had the training, doing the circle and a quarter? Yes, that’s why I love to teach this. You have to be careful. It’s not about sliding the fingers over the skin. It is catching the skin and very gently moving the tissue in a circle and a quarter. That is hard for people to get because they just think, “Oh, yeah. I just make circles over the skin.” The training helps you understand exactly how it is done. Whether it does or doesn’t work if you just make a circle over the skin was researched in 2006. We did a pilot study with the International Institute of Biophysics in Neuss, Germany, with Dr. Fritz-Albert Popp and his laboratory. He has been studying communication between the cells or light in the cells for more than 40 years, and he did a pilot study with our work. What we found is that when you gently move the tissue, that there was a measurable and significant enhancement of the cell communication with Tellington TTouch. But if you just went over the skin, people liked the feeling, but it had no measurable shift in cell communication. Holding the skin while you are moving it. Gently moving the skin. That is a good

question. A study was done with thousands of massage cases, comparing the difference between deep tissue work and light touch on the body. They found that the light touch on the body actually activates the oxytocin and the deep tissue activated more of the cortisol, the stress hormone. That’s why the touches are done very lightly. We encourage people to practice by just barely using one finger to move the skin on the eyelid as gently as they can, to move the skin on the eyelid in a circle and a quarter. Then you go to your body and you get that same feeling. It works to relieve pain, to relieve fear, to overcome fear in yourself. We have thousands of case studies with humans showing how this works. From your perspective, why is interspecies communication important? In the past, historically, just think how important dogs and cats were to our survival; for guarding, for sled pulling, for all of the cats to keep your rats and your mice down. This was really important. But now, I am totally convinced that our animals who live in our houses with us are here for our spiritual survival. They connect us to nature in a way that most people just don’t have a chance to be anymore. They assist us in learning empathy. There are many studies that have shown when a child learns to have compassion or empathy toward animals, it affects them their whole life. It behooves us to teach our children, and also adults who don’t have experience with animals, how to be with them using the Golden Rule. I grew up with the Golden Rule, “Do unto others what you would have them do unto you.” We need to treat our animals as we would like to be treated. I’m not at all a fan of dominating animals or the idea that you have to show them who is boss. Yes, we have to give them guidelines, but the Golden Rule to me is what makes us more human. I’ve had animals as pets my whole life, and some people are criticized for caring so much about animals. I have a lot of friends who, if they had not had an animal in their life when they were pre-teen and teenagers, may have actually committed suicide. Their animal is what made their lives livable. Today, a huge number of people have a dog or a cat as a significant member of the family. That is a spiritual and physical connection. I think it’s really important. Somebody wrote me yesterday and asked me what they should do for an 85-year-old friend of theirs who had adopted a kitten and they were getting scratched really badly. She was spraying the kitten with water. What I said was, please take that cat back to the shelter where it was adopted and get a mature cat who wants to be with you quietly, because it is not fair to a kitten.

They want to play, and it’s really dangerous for a senior to be scratched. Finding the appropriate animal to suit your strength and your needs and your level of exercise is really important. If you’re not really strong, you don’t want a big, strong dog that needs a lot of exercise. You want a small dog or a lap dog who wants to be with you. I think we need to pay more attention to this. Would you say that the Tellington Method, or TTouch, is a quantum technology, because it’s dealing with the innate wisdom in the body? Certainly, that’s the only way I can see it. The thing that just gets me over all these years that I’ve been doing this by just seeing the perfection of each being, and we affect them in such a deep way. Instead of seeing the problem and working on the problem, we hold the beauty and hold the perfection of the being at the cellular level. The last time we spoke you said Tellington Touch is a form of communication and a message that is sent is to remember your perfection at the cellular level. This is actually a process of talking to our cells, isn’t it? Yes, and it’s about recognizing the brilliance of the cells. We are now in this quantum age where we are getting to understand the amazing beings that we are, thanks to Gregg Braden, Bruce Lipton and Lynne McTaggart and all of these wonderful visionaries who are getting a lot of literature out there and inspiring us to understand ourselves more. I got that idea of remembering your perfection while I was in my first year of the four-year Feldenkrais training at the Humanistic Psychology Institute in San Francisco, with Marcia Feldenkrais in the 1970s. One of the books that we were asked to study was a book called, Man On His Nature, by Sir Charles Sherrington. He was a Nobel Prize recipient and just a brilliant human being, and I have had the great fortune to speak to several people who actually studied with him in the UK. I remember sitting there in 1976 and reading a statement that Sherrington made that completely changed the spark of my life: every cell in the body knows its function within the body. When I read that I thought, “Wow! Wait a minute!” I remember looking at my fingers and saying, “Aha! Have these cells touch this other body and give the communication to remember your perfection.” This is where the Tellington TTouch method is a little bit different from a lot of wonderful therapies. Most therapies want to find out what is wrong. What we do for a person or an animal is just hold their beauty, hold their perfection. If I’m working with somebody with last-stage cancer, they may not be able to hear that, but my message is to bring your potential for ideal function at the cellular level. It’s amazing how many people can get

Healing pioneer returns to Cities for workshop, training Internationally renowned animal consultant, teacher and bestselling author Linda Tellington-Jones will lead a four-hour interactive workshop 2-6 p.m. Saturday, May 20, in the dining room of the Carondolet Center, 1890 Randolph Ave., St. Paul. The workshop titled “Heal Yourself - Heal Your Pet” is sponsored by the Theosophical Society as part of its series of workshops and lectures in ancient wisdom and ancient mysteries. Reservations will be at the door on the day of the event. $35 for adults. $30 for students or seniors and members, and $55 for couples or families. Refreshments will be provided. Linda will discuss her own spiritual journey at the Saturday workshop and teach the essential three TTouches to work with your ears, mouth and heart (for pain release, PTSD, neurological and developmental concerns, military vets, and natural disaster relief workers). The workshop is an overview for the Tellington Method for Self-Care, which you can learn in more depth if you choose to attend the additional three-day workshop. Saturday participants may attend the three-day training at the Carondolet Center with a 15 percent discount. For details on the three-day class visit eventsLocation.shtml, contact Tellington Training at 800.854.8326 or email kirsten@ The Tellington Method utilizes a variety of techniques of touch, movement and body language to affect behavior, performance, and health, and to increase an animal’s willingness and ability to learn in a painless and anxiety-free environment.

that and start talking to their cells and appreciating their cells. I’m very much inspired and have a deep appreciation for the work of the Heart Math Institute. They have proven how speaking to our bodies has an effect on our immune system. Bruce Lipton and I co-taught in Vienna three years ago, and what he said — and I have never read anywhere else — is that every cell in our body has its own immune system. That is a really important statement, and it has given me some food for thought. When I think of all of the interference we are getting with pharmaceutical drugs and all of the stuff that we are putting into our bodies, it’s no wonder that we are in trouble health-wise on the planet.   see TELLINGTON on p. 18 M ay 2017

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to soul with each animal. I go to the soul level that we all are.

What role does the soul and the heart play in this process? In three months I’m 80, and I am so excited I can’t tell you. I’m in great health, and we are going to have a big party here near Frankfurt. People ask me, “Okay, so how do you deal with difficulties in your life?” Certainly it has not been all a bed of roses. What I do is live by this statement that I am not a human being with a soul. I am a soul living the human experience. People ask me frequently, “Okay, Linda, you have worked with the tapir in the zoo in Germany, and you’ve worked with elephants in the Washington National Zoo, and you worked with the 26-foot boa constrictor in Johannesburg that had to be treated every day. How come you know so much about animals?” I don’t! I listen to the vet or the keepers. I observe, and then I make this connection cell to cell and soul

Do you teach how to get to that level, or is it just a basic intention to be there? In the classes that I personally teach, this comes across because that’s what I live by, and we have teachers in 35 countries and many of them know this and they teach it. Actually, it is my intention, and I need to make a webinar about it. It’s about doing the heart hug for yourself and bringing it in yourself in two minutes to a place of heart coherence and a place of peace. If you are having these awful stressing, looping thoughts that you can’t stop, with our heart hug you can literally bring yourself to peace. You just put one hand over the other on at the heart chakra on the chest. Imagine the face of a clock, and with the number 6 toward the ground, 9 to your right, 12 above you, and 3 to your left, as though you took a clock off the wall and put it on your chest and someone else is looking at you.

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Then you very gently put one hand lightly cupped over the other, or fold one hand and put it over that. You want to be comfortable. Then you catch the skin lightly at 6:00 and move the skin from 6 to 9 to 12 to 3 to 6 and back to 9. Take a nice deep breath and then smile and send gratitude to some person or animal or place in nature that you really love. That concept of breath and gratitude is the beautiful work of Heart Math. Studies we have done show that our circle and a quarter can take you into heart coherence in less than a minute. I also suggest that people go the opposite direction, because some people prefer clockwise and some prefer counterclockwise. You want to do what is right for you. The first thing I’ll be doing in our class is leading people in that heart hug on the first day, because it gets you connected, it gets you into a place of appreciation, and it takes you out of that stressful place. We can actually come to a place of peace and heart coherence. What final message would you like to leave with our readers, maybe something we have not talked about? One of the exercises I am going to be leading people through is what we call the Body Blessing. You make a little circle and a quarter on all parts of your body, just sitting there and saying thank you. Thank you for my hair. Thank you for my ears that I can hear, however I can hear. Thank you for my eyes and the fact that I can have trifocals. I just

lead everyone through the whole body. Sometimes in the beginning people have a very hard time thanking the body, because they don’t like themselves. You can do it in the shower, you can do it in bed, imagining it. If you do this process for enough days in a row and trust it, it changes people to come to a place of deep appreciation. My primary philosophy is to practice. Practice feeling that a half empty glass is half full. Count three blessings each day. Each one of us can make a difference by the thoughts that we have, by the beliefs we have, by the feelings we have. I learned that so beautifully from Gregg Braden and his wonderful works. I used to say to myself, “Okay, Linda, that was really stupid.” But when I read the Heart Math research studies I learned that anything I say like that to my body affects my immune system negatively, so I quit doing it. I think in 30 years maybe I dropped the ball once because I live in a state of great appreciation for my body. My body is the brilliance of the Divine Wisdom in every cell. That is who we are. That is what I want to get across. This is not a religious point of view. It’s a universal point of view. It’s a way each one of us can make a difference in the world, just by counting our blessings each day and choosing to see that happening and giving great thanks for it. a Tim Miejan is editor & co-publisher of The Edge magazine. Contact him at 651.578.8969 or Visit The Edge online at Copyright © 2017. All Rights Reserved.

featuring this month: Expanding our consciousness?

On Consciousness… by Von Braschler I’m always amazed at workshops where spiritual seekers try to write down every word with their head buried in notepads, instead of facing the speaker to totally absorb the message. There’s something extra for the person who is fully absorbed in watching and listening. Sounds are energy that roll toward us like waves and either bounce off us or become absorbed in us. Energy, after all, is consciousness. And consciousness is spirit. If we are fortunate, we become part of this constant, changing flow. All of life is evolving, as we are evolving, in cycles of completion and renewal. This absolute reality shapes all and unifies all, as all seemingly fragmented parts come together like interlocking pieces of one gigantic, cosmic puzzle. Fundamental changes in spiritual evolution are periodic and constant in cycles and dynamic in their impact on all of life. Cosmic Consciousness Helena Blavatsky’s Secret Doctrine, with ancient insights gathered in the Himalayas, describes how cosmic consciousness, as spirit, manifests in the form of nature all around us in the physical world, teaching us the necessary cycles of life as it unfolds. Spirit (consciousness) in its purest form is timeless, she said, at least in terms we think of as time. It evolves in cycles through stages of creation. Blavatsky viewed creation as continually expanding as consciousness expands. In fact, she saw consciousness as fundamental to cosmic evolution on the grandest of scales. Looking about our manifest world, she recognized consciousness as a fundamental aspect of nature and the individual consciousness in each of us as derived from the cosmic consciousness that inaugurated the Universe. Our world is expanding into the new Aquarian Age. In a real sense, the arrival of this age depends on evolving group consciousness to usher it in. And if any of us are to realize it, our consciousness needs to evolve. Dr. Albert Amao, who speaks May 8 at Church of St. Francis, has written a survivor’s guide to the coming WaterCarrier Age. His new book, Birth of a New Consciousness: The Cycles of Time, describes changes that will come. This will be a golden age of harmony and insightfulness where competition gives way to cooperation and people, at last, evolve spiritually to encompass a more meaningful unity

and oneness on social and cosmic levels of understanding. The coming new consciousness will affect everyone and everything. The golden age of the Water-Carrier has been forecast for thousands of years in the ancient mystery tradition as a natural progression of primal forces that project human development through Earth cycles. And each new age ushers in the energy of the next Earth cycle in progression. We will experience the new energy of a world that renews itself and transforms itself on a primal level periodically. And the new energy will last for 2,160 or so years. Regardless of when you were born, you will experience the magical forces behind this air sign, as its energy sweeps across our world, affecting all human consciousness.

Dance of life Indeed, the ancient wisdom tradition has long spoken of the driving primordial forces behind all of creation and the transitions that they bring to human consciousness. Helena Blavatsky, in previewing the coming new golden age, spoke of an eternal “dance of life” with rhythmic movement that shakes up all of creation. Primal energy is the driving force behind this dance of birth and the cycles of rebirth. Dr. Amao advances the theory that the Universe was created and exists through consciousness, or infinite mind. He sees this universal consciousness behind all of creation. He references Blavatsky’s fundamental propositions regarding the cosmos and human development: The oneness in all, periodicity, and evolution of consciousness. He cautions religious zealots who foresee some sort of end of the world that this shift from the Age of Fishes is simply a patterned, predictable shift in the cycles of time and part of the grand design of evolution. He forecasts many social, political and religious changes and urges everyone to become ready for the shift in consciousness that must be made. In the coming age, he says, we must be ready to meet the divine on a direct and personal level. Blavatsky viewed the spiritual aspect of absolute reality as consciousness, the primal intelligence behind all of creation and spiritual evolution. This underlying consciousness is the guiding intelligence behind cosmic evolution and the source of all individual consciousness. This universal life force that runs through all of creation is a primal force most obvious on a mundane level in the cycles of nature, but present in all creation. It is the propel  see CONSCIOUSNESS on p. 20 M ay 2017

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Past Life Regression & expanding consciousness by Eric J. Christopher How can you effortlessly get to a level of awareness that makes your everyday waking consciousness, the one you’re at right now as you read this, feel like you are asleep? You may want to explore taking a trip deep within your own multi-dimensional self. Past life regression offers a systematic way to do this, thus enabling you to experience what it’s like to live from a higher level of consciousness. Let me share several reasons why it is an effective technique. First, during the step-by-step method of the regression process itself, one’s continual stream of mind chatter becomes increasingly quiet, revealing the pure presence that lies beneath it. This awareness forms the backdrop to the logical, analytical mind. Secondly, images of another life will begin to appear independent of the conscious mind. In fact, these impressions cannot appear if you are in “thinking mode,” only when you are anchored in the present moment, or in “feeling mode.” This reveals a third aspect to past life regression: At this point in the process, you have set aside the body/mind identity of your present self and now take on a different body/mind personality. Regardless of whether these images are interpreted as a historical past life or a symbolic metaphor, the past life story that comes through you is from your higher mind, and it is precisely designed to help you move forward, heal and grow in some way. The reason for this can be best summed up by the words of one of my client’s guides: “Just as the body’s instinct is to breathe,

the soul’s instinct is to evolve.” Past life regression often shines a spotlight on any unconscious thoughts, emotional patterns or beliefs that unknowingly hold you back in life, and then allows you to experience what it will be like to be completely free of any programming or conditioning that limits you. It may also show you the source of a physical, mental or emotional ailment so you can release it from your body/mind system. Ultimately, it reveals to you what you most need in order to thrive in this life. Here are some case examples: A client’s chronic migraine headaches disappeared after discovering and healing the source of them from a past life when she experienced the early years of electric shock therapy. Another client felt a huge weight of unresolved grief and sadness lift after discovering and healing a past life where she committed suicide. She had carried over the heavy feelings and beliefs of hopelessness that she died with over to this life, and it explained why her twin sister in this life had none of these same feelings. Another woman came to a session feeling stuck and anxious around new relationships. Rather than seeing a challenging life, she saw herself as a servant who lived completely from her heart. She had such a strong, conscious connection to “God” in that life that even an abusive employer was humbled and shifted by her loving presence. She merged the energies of the past life with her present one and she later revealed that she was able to maintain a stronger awareness of her connection to Source and, thus, a higher level of consciousness after the session, with


Eric J. Christopher has a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and is a Certified Regression Hypnotherapist. Eric’s life passion has been to help clients connect to their inner wisdom that can uncover and heal the roots of limiting fears and beliefs. He specializes in past life regression therapy, life-between-lives therapy, and also present life deep emotional healing of the body and subconscious mind. He has a private practice in St. Paul. To learn more, visit Copyright © 2017. All Rights Reserved.

are facing such a major change, as the energy of Pisces gives way to the energy of Aquarius. And the changes will be sweeping. a

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ling life force behind everything. Life is about change and transformation. The light that descends lovingly from the heavens above today energizes us and ignites new life. The energy that falls on us tomorrow will be slightly different. Like a prism that bends light into various colors with different qualities, the primal energy that drives all of creation changes in a pattern of mysterious hues and varying properties. We

Von Braschler is a former newspaper and magazine editor. He writes and leads workshops in the areas of consciousness development, time, chakra healing, pet healing, and dream work. He is a trained massage therapist, pet therapist, energy healer, and Kirlian photographer. Von 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). Von lives and works in St. Paul, MN. Contact him at Copyright © 2017. All Rights Reserved.

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greatly diminished anxiety. Past life regressions ultimately enable you to tune into your soul self. After the past life is over, clients are guided to move up into a higher dimension in which they “disidentify” from both their past and present lives, and view these lives from the expanded awareness of their higher self, free of all ego identifications. When ego identification is seen through and set aside, a natural lovebased clarity and wisdom reveals itself to be who and what you really are. One of my favorite quotes of Paramahansa Yogananda is, “When you heal yourself, you do your part in healing the world.” I’m beginning to really understand what he means. We, as humans, are interconnected like a gigantic tapestry. As our consciousness raises, our unresolved past may surface for the purpose of being healed. When we heal, we are no longer negatively triggered by others outside of us, and they, in turn, are no longer triggered by us. The ripple effect that emanates from us is harmonious and love-based, and that impacts those around us far more than we could ever know. We have so much more of an effect on this world that we are aware of. So here’s to raising our consciousness! a

Growth of consciousness: why should we bother? by Betsy Whitfill Amidst increasing polarization, raising consciousness becomes both an opportunity and a real problem for the aspirant. We want to be able to see and understand all viewpoints, and hope to resolve them, but we’re apt to be stymied by the vigor of binary thinkers, and fall back on an unhelpful default position: let everyone do what he or she wants. So, why work to expand our conscious awareness at all? Inner conflict is often the result. We can see more broadly, and as a result, we harshly judge others and ourselves for not measuring up to the standards set by the new reality we see. As our horizons widen, rather than getting answers to our questions, more and more questions arise. Rather than resting on the certainty of wider knowledge, we find ourselves embroiled in webs of uncertainty. Who would choose to live in such misery? A growing conscious awareness is essentially not a choice at all. It is an attribute of that divinity within each of us calling for contact. And that call, initially intermittent but gradually more and more insistent, is the most important influence in our lives. The soul, the higher self, is a given within each person. For hundreds, perhaps thousands of incarnations, it is within us as potential only, and we live our lives as unaware gods in kindergarten, gathering our building blocks and practicing creating things we like. Trial and error is the early method. Pain and pleasure are our road signs. But then, during one lifetime, a sort of discontent begins. We wonder, “Is this all there is? What is wrong with me that I’m unhappy?” Some of us turn to distractions that mask this vague, yet deep dissatisfaction. Some of us become seekers, looking here and there for answers. We become consumers of information, comparing and contrasting as we go. This

sacred process is critical to our becoming our unique path. The breadcrumbs we follow lead eventually to meditation, and in meditation we find the Holy Grail — our soul, our higher self, the Master within. The result of contact is a slow, but sure, identification with that Master within, the soul. Its qualities seep into our personalities. Intuition replaces rationalization. Love replaces desire for comfort. Goodwill replaces fear. This magic transforms our lives. Because humans follow role models, given time, our growth can transform the lives of others. They notice not so much what we say, but what we do. We become open and sharing. We can become lighthouses and wells of healing and helping. As our awareness grows in depth, we begin to see the connectedness of all life. Because we love, what happens to others affects us. The relatively few agents of Love and Goodwill grow and come together in groups, and then in larger groups that can see and act on behalf of the greater good. Love is the basic energy of this world. When we grow in consciousness, we access more and more of that Love energy, and the energies of Aquarius now flooding the planet. We begin to see patterns and dynamics in life that transcend the physical, and carry us through every difficulty. Such a powerful realization of Love, of Good, especially when combined with that of others, creates a platform of Light in the world that is bringing humanity into its new paradigm of Oneness. The Aquarian energies inspire creation of a new civilization based on Oneness, Brotherhood and Synthesis. All this begins with individuals awakening to the call of the soul, and to meditation. a Betsy Whitfill is a correspondent for Share International magazine and a member of a Transmission Meditation group. Contact her at Copyright © 2017. All Rights Reserved.

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by Janet Michele Red Feather The man at a kitchen table in Minot, North Dakota, looked inscrutable. He gazed through low-lidded, compassionate eyes. Temporarily distracted by his slender, wiry, black moustache and tapered beard, I marveled he was a fullblooded Mandan; he looked like Lao Tzu. Flustered by my own irreverent musings, I realized I should attend more to the message than the medium. Cedric Red Feather explained the nature of consciousness. His wisdom glinted like stars glancing the waves on a dark lake. All my life, I had wished for my true teacher to appear. Here he was, explaining that we were all just like droplets of water, each perceiving himself to be separate. Eventually, we return to Source, which, in the allegory, exists as an immeasurably vast ocean. We join a longwinding river, making its journey back to the sea. Once in the ocean, each droplet relinquishes the perception it flies solo. Now, it is more than itself: it has become water. Each shimmering drop is now part and parcel of the same substance from which all other drops were created; it is again one with Source. By one path or another, we find our way back. Now it makes sense to me, the poet T.S. Eliot’s sagacious suggestion in The Four Quartets that “the way forward is the way back.” Thinking of Cedric’s story, it becomes obvious why expanding consciousness would interest us: we are all on this journey. Another way to think of conscious 2 2   w w w. e d g e m a g a z i n e . n e t

growth is to imagine consciousness as concentric spheres. Once we “master” awareness at one level, we “pop out” into the next concentric sphere. Ultimately the last “bubble” will burst, and we will emerge in the Infinite Expanse of Everything That Is. So how do we go about the business of consciousness expansion? Seemingly ironically, we arrive by not going; we gain by giving everything up; we expand by letting go and not doing. We are not in control of anything. Remember the old ’60s television series, “The Outer Limits”? Each episode began with this voice-over reciting, “There is nothing wrong with your television set; do not attempt to adjust the picture.” Then we were told to turn over control. That is the way life is. What’s needed is an active surrender where we accept with humility our tiny part in the vast cosmic drama. It’s not about acquisition; it’s about seeing what’s already here. I can’t believe how many of us still want things: beautiful homes, designer clothes, trips abroad — let it all go. Irretrievably poignant moments more often arrive from seeing a baby girl’s twinkly-eyed, dimpled gaze; catching a whiff of ozone and then the first heavy drops of spring rain; receiving visions or psychic readings that reveal the true meaning of our spirit’s presence on Earth. It’s not about attachment; it’s about letting go. When we love, we make it clingy. We try to adhere, and the opposite occurs: we lose what we try so hard to hold onto. We find friends who are

kindred spirits and then spend most of our energy attempting to influence them. We try to teach them to tolerate our mood swings, think and talk as we do, agree and side with us. Genuine love, though, only exists where each recognizes the other’s free will. Consciousness cannot grow in the heavy adhesive of attachment. We must practice not wishing, wanting or creatively visualizing with expectation. The most effective “technique” is to raise your energetic vibration as high as you possibly can by remaining positive and love-filled moment-by-moment. You may find that everything you wish for will come to you naturally when you are most ready to receive it. We tend to worry about what others are doing, but that is not necessary. It need not concern us that others do not pick up the growth gauntlet. We are all players in a little psychic drama; each must play her part, then the whole story just unfolds naturally. That is where Lao Tzu said it most economically and eloquently: “Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom.” Work on yourself persistently, for that is the ultimate key to expansion. a Janet Michele Red Feather, J.D., M.A., is a ceremonial singer who has learned over 60 traditional songs in Mandan and Lakota and sings in nine different languages. Janet was a full-time defense litigator in California for nearly eight years. Her life changed significantly after she traveled to North Dakota in 1993 to fast and pray for a way of life. Her book, Song of the Wind (2014, Galde Press), dealt with her experiences as an empath, and her journey through Mandan spiritual culture. She is currently a full-time, tenured English faculty member at Normandale Community College. Copyright © 2017. All Rights Reserved.


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Therapeutic Massage Services The following resources for Therapeutic Massage are available: Edgar Massage and Chakra Balance, 5215 28th Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55417, 612.384.4572, — Chakra Healing and Therapeutic Massage — Relax with a meditation, intuitive healing touch and chakra balance, then enjoy a 60-minute therapeutic massage all for $50 for first time clients (2 hours time). Healing Elements, 2290 Como Ave., St. Paul, MN 55108, 651.348.6216, online at — A Wellness Center located in Saint Anthony Park offering Therapeutic Massage, Bulk Herbs, Yoga, Consults & Readings. We believe that once one grasps the importance of the mind-body-spirit connection and addresses personal welfare on each level daily, remarkable healing will occur. Join us! ReJuva Touch, 5705 Hadley Ave., Oakdale, MN 55128, 612.723.2768, — At ReJuva Touch, we offer you a deeply relaxing and rejuvenating experience with the Raindrop Technique. It combines several holistic modalities to bring balance to the mind and body. This topical application of therapeutic essential oils stimulates all of the body systems for overall wellness. Book your session online! Ian & Leah Somerville, IntraAwareness, 612.930.2662,, — Beyond traditional massage and bodywork is a place where Higher Consciousness Healing occurs. Ian and Leah Somerville’s services incorporate both the traditional and beyond. Clients, whose ages range from elementary school to senior living, are drawn to them for their knowledge, coaching and healing bodywork that spans beyond their years. Serving the Twin Cities by appointment. Denise Tonkinson, Changes AFoot Women’s Reflexology and Massage, 507.273.5975, Rochester, MN and another location coming soon, — Reflexology is the systematic application of alternating pressure using fingers, thumbs or hands. Research has proven that it can create relaxation, reduce pain, benefit health concerns, improve blood flow, complement medical care, enhance post-op recovery, to name a

few benefits. Schedule your session today to experience this wonderful holistic modality! Denise is National Board Certified. Wisdom Sister Studio/Barb Ryan, LMT, CSD, in the Bhakti Wellness Cooperative, 7550 France Ave. S. #220, Edina, MN 55435, 612.922.2389 — Intuitive and present practitioner providing myofascial release (John Barnes trained), therapeutic massage, and spiritual direction. Specializing in clients experiencing chronic pain and tension, anxiety or depression, and those on the recovery journey. Collaborating with clients to improve health and well-being. Studio hours: Tuesdays and Fridays 12:30-9:30pm and Wednesdays 7:30am-Noon.

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FENG SHUI SERVICES Residential/Business consultations, mentoring, energy clearing, workshops Barbara Bobrowitz, Energetic Alignments, 763.571.9437,

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,

FLOWER ESSENCES Numerous Flower Essences for spiritual and emotional healing. Books, Practitioners Available. In business 37 years. Located at 3546 Grand Ave. S. Minneapolis. Contact Martin Bulgerin. Present Moment Herbs & Books, 612.824.3157, 1.800.378.3245,,

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,,

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 37 years at 3546 Grand Ave. S., Minneapolis. Present Moment Herbs & Books, 612.824.3157, 1.800.378.3245,,

BREATH WORK / ENERGY HEALING / SOUL COACHING: Heal your Body, Clear your Blocks, Enhance your Soul Connection, Transform your Life. Soul Breathing™ workshops and group sessions, ongoing. Individual Breath Sessions, Pranic Healing® / NPMDT® / Reiki by appointment. Terri Peterson, SBF, TBF, RPh., 651.442.4623,,

Holistic Health Coaching Manifest balance in your life — health, nutrition, spiritual, career, energy. Create your healing journey. Customized programs. Heal Organically, 952.200.4804,,

Chakra Healing & Therapeutic Massage Relax with a meditation, intuitive healing touch and chakra balance, then enjoy a 60-minute therapeutic massage, all for $50 for first-time clients (2 hours). Edgar Massage & Chakra Balance, 5215 28th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.384.4572,

HOMEOPATHY: 2,000 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,,

CHRIST 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., 952.220.5225,

HYPNOTHERAPY: Release the inner resources you’ve been hiding from yourself. Move more fully into your potential. With ten years of experience, the practitioners at ChangeWorks will help you release weight, stop smoking, put an end to fears and anxiety, sleep better, be more confident, and more. ChangeWorks Hypnosis Center, 952.356.0010,

CRYSTALS, STONES, STONE ENERGY Ki Stones features mineral specimens, crystals, tumbled stones (over 150 types), decorator pieces, jewelry. In-home store open. Call for an appointment. Sheryl and Dale Fisher, Maple Grove, 763.420.9017,,

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,

DISEASE PREVENTION Disease Prevention – For A Life Of Wellness. “Disease cannot thrive in an alkaline body.” Alkaline-rich cells provide the immune system with the natural ability to prevent disease from taking root at a cellular level. Rick Roach / Enagic Distributor, 612.377.8008,

HYPNOTHERAPY: Start a new career, add to your skills or learn for selfimprovement at our state-licensed school of Hypnotherapy and NLP. Earn internationally recognized certifications in hypnotherapy and NLP. Teachers have over 10 years experience and Board Certification. Classes form throughout the year. Midwest Hypnotherapy Academy, Cindy Locher, 763.218.3231,

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),,

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,,

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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,

Psychic Medium, Educator & Animal Intuitive Award winning, ethical and one of the top Psychic Mediums in the world. Psychic Galleries monthly, Psychic Development Groups weekly, Workshops. Alison James, 612.424.1411 returned via text,,

HYPNOTHERAPY/PSYCHOTHERAPY: Help with emotional overwhelm, healing trauma, sexual abuse & other issues. Access pastlives & 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,,

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,

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

REIKI HEALING: Feel Empowered on Every Level! Usui Reiki Training and Sessions, schedule a Reiki I or II class, inquire about Reiki Master apprenticeships and Absentee (Distance) Healing. Learn Reiki yourself, or bring your friends! Rachel Miejan, Reiki by Miejan, 651.735.2863,,

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

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,,

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,

Soul & Purpose Activation, Intuitive Coaching and more: Gabriel has devoted his life to the sacred path of the ecstatic, radical, and awakened heart embodying a deep wisdom from his spiritual journey. Come and be blessed by the beauty of the Divine Grace that flows through him. Gardeners of the Heart, Gabriel Curell, 612.594.4714,,

Palm Reading, Reiki, Drumming & Meditation We carry various products such as Crystals, Rocks, Cards, Jewelry, Dream Catchers & many gift items. Open Fridays 11-5, Saturdays 10-3 & Mondays 4-9. At 26789 Forest Blvd., Wyoming, MN Crescent Moon Metaphysical Shop, Nancy, 612.328.0891

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

PSYCHIC DEVELOPMENT / SOUL READINGS Soul Readings for clarity and guidance. Psychic Development classes to heal, reclaim your gifts, and consciously create with your own unique body/soul partnership. Cindy Lehman 612.669.1861,,

FIND THE EDGE BUSINESS NETWORK ONLINE Explore the variety of holistic businesses in the Business Network online — including listings that appear here in print as well as The Edge Directory and monthly Featured Businesses.

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First Tuesday of each month — Listen to riveting interviews with healers, authors and holistic leaders, sponsored by Normandale Community College.

Fourth Thursday of each month — Empowering Women through Life Transitions. Regardless of your challenge, Terese offers you assistance and support.

Wednesday, May 3 at 7 p.m. “The Edge presents Angels - Messengers of Light” with Dagney Kvamme (Walters)

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First Wednesday of each month — Archangel Metatron shares messages concerning issues of the day. Call in for a free brief reading or conversation with Metatron.

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Listen to Free Edge Podcasts in May Tuesday, May 2 at 6 p.m. “Edge Learning Well” with Elise Marquam Jahns First Tuesday of each month — Join host Elise Marquam Jahns  as communes with Dr. Kenneth R. Pelletier, Ph.D., M.D. Dr. Pelletier is  a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California School of Medicine in San Francisco, and he is a Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Arizona School of Medicine in Tuscon. Dr. Pelletier has published over 300 professional journal articles in behavioral medicine, disease management, worksite interventions, alternative/integrative medicine, and epigenetics and is the author of 13 books including The Best Alternative Medicine: What Works? What Does Not? and Change Your Genes – Change Your Life: The Hope and Hype of Genetics. This show is sponsored by the Integrative Health Education Center of Normandale Community College.

Wednesday, May 3 at 7 p.m. “The Edge presents Angels – Messengers of Light” with Dagney Kvamme (Walters) First Wednesday of each month — Archangel Metatrons Messages: Hear His messages concerning today. Call in for a Free brief reading or Conversation with Metatron through Dagney A collaborative podcast with ArchAngel Metatron and Dagney, offering messages from the Divine each month. Visit for current topic and archived podcasts, plus call in to this podcast for a free brief reading during the show.

Thursday, May 4 at 3 p.m. “Jumpstart Counseling Studio at the Edge” with Julie Schmit, M.A. First Thursday of each month — Join Julie for a “Jumpstart Jam Session!” Each month we will dive into a topic in the realm of relationships, sexuality, the human energy field, self-esteem, depression or anxiety. Julie combines her decades of experience with the mind-body connection — teaching Yoga, human anatomy, massage therapy, practicing energy healing and now psychotherapy — to help guide you toward creating an environment of vitality



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Saturday, May 6 at 6 p.m. “The Edge of Divinity” with Dr. Julie Buckman First Saturday of each month — Learn the language of the Divine. Learn to trust what you hear, to be guided by what you say, as we explore the multitude of differences we each uniquely possess.

Tuesday, May 9 at 6 p.m. “Edge Insights” with Deborah Lynn11 Second Tuesday of each month — Join host well-known Twin Cities psychic medium and author Deborah Lynn11. Discover why and what it is you are working on in your current incarnation. Learn how to manifest your life on earth as it is in your heaven, revealing your true purpose for being on the planet at this time.  Call in for your “one-time-only” psychic answer to that one question that begs you for insight and direction. 

Thursday, May 11 at 2 p.m. “Spiritual Diagnostics on the Edge” with Carol & Rabecca Second Thursday of each month — Join Carol Dorian & Rabecca Raffi as they discuss a wide range of spiritual readings. Learn about your chakras and chakra balancing, your spiritual DNA, positive energy vs. unwanted energy.  Hear how to filter your energy and how to  access your  own gifts and abilities to heal. “We will welcome all call-ins and provide answers regarding love, finances, and all matters of the heart and spirit.”

Wednesday, May 12 at 10 a.m. “Edge Happenings” with Cathy Jacobsen Second Friday of each month — Live conversations with those who are bringing special events to the community in the next month. This month: the upcoming Festival of Angels & Light, and the April event, The Enchanted Expo. Gather more insight into what to expect at these coming

events and why they will be meaningful to you in your everyday life. Want to promote your coming event? List your event in The Edge Happenings, Coming Events. Call Cathy at 763.4339291 or email

Sunday, May 14 from 6-8 p.m. “On the Edge” with Doug Crandall Second Sunday of each month — 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.

Thursday, May 18 at 7 p.m. “The Edge’s Mystikologist” with Tracy Kvamme (Krouse) Third Thursday of each month — What are the signs of the awakening? Are you experiencing any of these? What does this mean? We are taking your calls for a Free brief reading for the inner-self or question regarding the Awakening. Each month, explore the paranormal, healing, gifted children, Mystikologist, and divinely guided messages for today’s current events are presented each month. Visit for current topic and archived podcasts.

Thursday, May 25 at 6 p.m. “Edge Wise Woman Wellness” with Terese Guettler, R.N. Fourth Thursday of each month — Join host Terese Guettler, R.N. each month for Edge Wise Woman Wellness — Empowering Women through Life Transitions. Whether you are experiencing a divorce, empty nest syndrome, a health challenge, job loss or searching for your life purpose Terese Guettler offers you assistance and support in that transition. Terese worked in various nursing roles for 25 years, and she now enjoys a private coaching practice empowering women in reclaiming their voice through life transitions.  M ay May 2017 2017t h the e eedge d g e    2 27 7




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Maya Cosmos by Linda Schele: 40-hour class scheduled for December 1, 2017, at St Catherine’s University: “Finding and Redefining Curandero Do Felipe through biography and transcriptions.” Follow-up field trip to Oxkutzcab Yucatan on January 1, 2018. Contact William at 701.818.0777.

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Sacred Gatherings are $90 total for 3 mos., $150 total for 6 mos., $240 total for one year. Deadline: 15th of each month. Major credit cards are accepted. Provide: Name, address, phone, email, website, gathering times & brief description. To be included: 763.433.9291 or or ECKANKAR / TEMPLE OF ECK: Religion of the Light and Sound of God, 7450 Powers Blvd., Chanhassen, 952.380.2200, — 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-9pm on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and from Noon to 4:30pm on Saturday and Sunday. Tours available.

SCIENCE OF SPIRITUALITY MEDITATION CENTER: 4054 Van Buren St. NE, Columbia Heights, MN, 612.216.4444,, — The Meditation Center strives to help seekers achieve stronger sense of purpose and leading a spiritual life based on meditation and universal spiritual values. We are a global, nonprofit, spiritual organization having over 2,500 centers around the world. Under the guidance of Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj, these centers organize regular Meditation sessions, workshops/classes, talks & retreats, all Free. Visit for information.

LAKE HARRIET SPIRITUAL COMMUNITY: A Center for Conscious Living, 4401 Upton Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.922.4272, — 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 heartbased 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 self-healing.

SPIRIT UNITED CHURCH: Services only at 701 N. Lexington Parkway, St. Paul, 612.378.3602,, — We are an adventurous, creative and supportive Spiritual Community connecting with Universal Essence through Presence, Practice and Play. We serve those aware individuals who seek a personal spirituality in addition to that offered by traditional religions. We welcome your life experience, your imagination, and your participation. Explore with us! Service on Sundays: 10:30am. UNITY IN THE HEART: St. Paul Location, 1898 Iglehart Ave., at the Triune Masonic Temple, — Unity in the Heart of the Twin Cities — Grow your Life! Unity emphasizes the practical, everyday application of spiritual principles to help you live a more abundant,

meaningful life. In our vibrant community, we warmly embrace all people regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, cultural origin or religious affiliation. It’s our purpose to support you on your path to discovering your own understanding and experience of God and the divinity that you are. Expect inspiring ideas and terrific music by talented professionals at our 10:30am Sunday services. UNITY MINNEAPOLIS: 4000 Golden Valley Road, Golden Valley, 763.521.4793, — We are an allinclusive community that offers a positive, practical, everyday spiritual message. No matter which of our three Sunday services you attend (8:15/9:45/11:30), you will experience a dynamic message and music program. We have an engaging youth program as well as adult education classes throughout the year. Our monthly healing service is at 7 p.m. on the 1st Tuesday. Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, you are welcome here. UNITY NORTH SPIRITUAL CENTER: 11499 Martin St. NW, Coon Rapids, MN 55433, 763.754.6489,, — Unity North Spiritual Center is 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. 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 10am.

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Happenings Events are $29 for up to 35 words, $45 for 36-70 words. Listings over 70 words will be edited. Deadline: 15th of each month. Major credit cards are accepted. Provide: Date, title and text. Listing must include specific event dates and time, or it will be placed under Ongoing and not be included online. To be included: 763.433.9291 or or May 2 — Discover Your Animal Spirit Guides: Enter the realm of Spirit Animals with expert Leah Somerville. She will share ways in which animals communicate with us on the spiritual and physical planes. Participants will pick an animal totem card and be lead through a guided meditation to strengthen the bond with your animal totem. 6:307:30pm, 2433 Grand St. NE, Minneapolis. $18 Early / $20 Standard at Info: 612.930.2662,, www. May 5 — Living Consciously & Authentically Workshop: Using the new book, Living From the Center Within: Co-Creating Who You Are Becoming, and author Michele Rae as a guide, we will explore living consciously and authentically, 10am-4pm Saturday, May 6, The Metamorphosis Center, 1301 Cliff Rd. E, Suite 105, Burnsville. $187 (lunch & book included). For more info: May 5-6 — Healing Touch Certificate - Level 2: A continuation of level 1, this certificate program will empower the learner to develop one-hour Healing Touch sequences for specific client needs based on information gathered in a holistic and energetic intake interview/assessment. Materials included. 8am-5pm Friday, 8am-4pm Saturday, $295, Normandale Community College, 952.358.8343, May 5-8, August 25-28, November 10-12, February 2-4 — Learn Eden Energy Medicine! Improve your energy, vitality, and immune system, clear stagnant energies, open chakras, remove stress!  Use Energy Medicine to improve your personal life, enhance your practice, or become a Certified Practitioner. Hermitage Farm Center for Healing, Rochester, MN. Register with Dr. Gail Van Kanegan, Nurse Practitioner, Eden Energy Medicine Advance Practitioner, gail@, 507.244.1994. Deposits to hold your place: em/foundations-home.html

May 7 — ECK Wisdom on Solving Problems: 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. 10am Sunday, May 7 and every first Sunday of the month, Temple of ECK/Eckankar, 7450 Powers Blvd., Chanhassen, 952.380.2200, www. May 7 — Documentary Film “The Phenomenon Bruno Groening” on the tracks of the “Miracle Healer”: Bruno Groening made headlines around the world for the mass healings that occurred in the 1950s. This film traces the dramatic events of that time and contains original film and sound documents, archive material, over 50 eyewitness interviews, and elaborate re-enactment film scenes. 1-7pm, includes two breaks. Admission is free, donations appreciated. Carondelet Center, Room 102, 1890 Randolph Ave., St. Paul. Info: Sonja, 218.349.1571,, visit www. May 8 — Holistic Nutrition: Vitamins Part 2: This class will discuss individual vitamins and how they nourish the whole person. Major foods sources, supplemental forms and optimal amounts of the individual vitamins will also be treated. Quasi-vitamins — compounds recognized as vitamins by some nations other than the U.S.A. (vitamins B13, T, and U) — will also be treated and their benefits outlined. 6:30-9pm, $49, Normandale Community College, 952.358.8343, May 8-25 — 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 www.  Kim Eisen, Experienced & Intuitive Master of EFT “Tapping,” Life Breakthrough Coach and Energy Healer,, 612.802. HEAL (4325).

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May 9 — Energy Work for Holistic Health: Learn what Energy Work for Holistic Health is from Spiritual Teacher Ian Somerville and have a direct experience by receiving a personal assessment and mini-healing session. The assessment and healing will be designed to help open up energetic pathways in order for communication with Guides to become more fluid. 6:30-7:30pm, 2433 Grand St. NE, Minneapolis. $18 Early / $20 Standard at http:// Info: 612.930.2662, Leah@, May 10 — Power Animals and Other Helpers: Who are they? How are they chosen? Psychics in the Cities will guide you on several journeys to meet them in a safe/fun atmosphere. Part of our workshop series. 6:30-9:30pm. Special pricing/details: or 612.860.9196. May 10, 17, 24, 31 — ECK Wisdom on Solving Problems: Problems. Why do we have so many? This four-week class will give you easier ways to deal with problems and show you how to avoid them. Learn time-tested techniques to overcome difficulties, resolve the past, and kindle your creativity to transform yourself and your life! Come any or all Wednesdays from 7-8:30pm on May 10, 17, 24 and 31. Eckankar,, 952.380.2200, 7450 Powers Blvd., Chanhassen, www.facebook. com/Eckankar. Pre-register; free book, ECK Wisdom on Solving Problems. May 11 – Essential Oils & Acupressure to Improve Sleep: Learn how to support better sleep with essential oils and acupressure. Explore the best oils for a more restful night while pairing with key Acupoints. Enjoy finding your “sleepy oils” and create your very own sleep-time inhaler to integrate into your bedtime routine. 6-9pm, $49, Normandale Community College, 952.358.8343, visit www. May 13 — Reiki Energy Therapy: Level 1: Reiki Energy Therapy is a simple, natural and safe method of therapy that uses life force energy transmitted through a practitioner’s hands. It offers physical pain reduction and profound relaxation. Using the traditional Usui Reiki form, this course provides an introduction to the therapeutic art. Topics addressed include theory and principles, historic origins, ethics, and will build skills and abilities used in administering Reiki Energy Therapy. 8am-4pm, $150, Normandale Community College, 952.358.8343,   see HAPPENINGS on p. 30 M ay May 2017 2017t h the e eedge d g e    2 29 9


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May 13 — Energy Medicine: Being the Practitioner: Learn now to integrate previously taught energetic concepts, practices and techniques while we deepen our skills as energy practitioner. We’ll review our basic concepts and then explore the roles of brain states, primary cell and disease patterns, both microbial and energetic, before practicing on each other. By the end of the class you will be clear about energy protocol and your particular energetic gifts. 9am-4pm, $145, Normandale Community College, 952.358.8343, May 13 — Release Your Houcha Retreat – Peruvian Style! Join us for a day of renewed health & vitality! Houcha is physical/emotional baggage, and low energy. Speakers & Workshops, Tips & Tools, Making Prayer Bundles, Fire Ceremony. 10am-6pm, followed by social hour. Please arrive by 9:30am. $169 (lunch & snacks). To register, email Presented by St. Croix Healing Arts & Thrive (R)evolution. May 13-14 — Silva UltraMind ESP Systems Seminar for Absolutely Everybody! In Only 2 Days  learn how to • Use your intuition, at a deep level of mind, dependably, at will, whenever you wish, for any positive purpose. • Turn problems into projects, into solutions! • Train your mind; change your thoughts; create better outcomes. Make a positive difference! 100% money-back guarantee!  Silva: Changing lives since 1966! It works! Silva  Instructor LaJeanne Runnels, 763.227.9577.  May 13-15 — Master Energy Dynamics: Master Energy Dynamics (M.E.D.) + Master Harmonic Resonance (MHRT) Seminar. Explore interacting with energetic physiology with instructor Dr. Richard Bartlett. Complete 3-day seminar at Best Western Plus Bloomington Hotel. No prerequisite. Unfold new skillsets, deepen your understanding and ability to interact with the holographic templates of the body’s structures and functions. Learn how to engage with precise energetic patterns and to then deliver specific corrections to the holographic body systems. Visit php?id=127 or call 800.368.0973.

May 15 — Holistic Nutrition: Minerals: Join herbalist Matthew Alfs in an evening talk to discuss individual minerals and how they nourish the whole person. Major foods sources, supplemental forms, and optimal amounts of the individual minerals will also be addressed. 6:30-9pm, $49, Normandale Community College, 952.358.8343, online at www. May 16 — How to Use Oracle Cards: This class is an introduction to Oracle Cards as a tool when communicating with Guides. Receive insights on choosing a deck and have the opportunity to ask something internally and then pull a card from one of the decks provided. Instructors will then channel the message of each person’s card for them allowing all participants to have an experience of their own. 6:30-7:30pm, 2433 Grand St. NE, Minneapolis. $18 Early / $20 Standard at Info: 612.930.2662,, May 20 — Laughter Yoga: Laugh for the Health of It: In this interactive session we’ll learn this powerful self-care tool by using laughter to help unlock some of the things that keep us from feeling and performing at our best. Your instructor will have you up and moving, laughing like you’ve never laughed before! After you experience it for yourself, you will create a customized toolbox to apply to every aspect of your life. Laughter Yoga is guaranteed to leave you energized and empowered. It will stimulate your creativity and is also great exercise, too! 9am-4pm, $39 Normandale Community College, 952.358.8343, classes May 20 — Tellington TTouch Method with Linda Tellington-Jones: Author and international consultant Linda Tellington-Jones will lead a workshop on the Tellington TTouch Method from 2-6pm, Saturday, May 20, at Carondelet Center, St. Paul. $35 adults, $30 students/seniors, $55 couples/ families. Register at door. For more information, call 612.747.9850. May 20 – July 8 — Seven Week Workshop with Michele Rae: In Person and Online. Explore Living From the Center Within with the author Michele Rae. Enhance mindful living, well-being, healing, self-awareness, and living consciously and deeply authentically. Weekly for seven weeks. Two indi-

vidual coaching sessions included. $529. For more info:

May 21 — Find Inner Peace—Chant HU! 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! 10-10:30am Sunday, May 21, at Eckankar,, 952.380.2200, 7450 Powers Blvd., Chanhassen. May 23 — Channeling: Divine Vessel for Light: Channeling is a natural form of communication between humans and angelic beings, nature spirits, non-physical beings or animals. A channeler is very similar to a language translator or interpreter in that they sense the non-verbal communication from another being and then translate it into human words. Participants will use all lessons from the earlier classes in this series and receive a special blessing with the intention of opening everyone up to hear their guides and channel for themselves. 6:30-7:30pm, 2433 Grand St. NE, Minneapolis. $18 Early / $20 Standard at Info: 612.930.2662,, May 27 — Psychic Galleries with Alison James, Psychic Medium: Missing your loved ones? Join us in this profoundly moving intimate and  interactive healing group event that is open to the adult public. Psychic Q & A forum followed by connections with those in the afterlife, including pets! 1-3pm, The Center for Intuitive Living, 5356 Chicago Ave. S., Minneapolis. Details & tickets:,, text 612.424.1411. June 2-4 — OnenesNLP™ 101 Certificate Course: Come and be immersed in the transformational energies of healing consciousness through our NLP 101 Certificate Course covering the fundamentals of NLP techniques and how to begin applying them immediately to your life. Over the course of this insightful 3-day weekend, we will dive into how to improve and develop communication skills with our personal relationships, loved ones, co-workers, clients and peers. NLP will empower you to recognize and enhance your personal power and professional value. Learn to become a more effective leader, role-model, and make every outcome an attainable reality. Experience the benefits of NLP, explore its

It’s been a long time… August 1992: The debut of The Edge in the Twin Cities & Upper Midwest August 2017: 25th Anniversary of The Edge We’ve changed a lot over the course of time, but The Edge has consistently been a voice for the holistic community of the Twin Cities & Upper Midwest, month after month, for nearly 25 years. In August this year, we will be sharing special anniversary interviews and much more, including your 3 0   w w w. e d g e m a g a z i n e . n e t

history, develop and apply the fundamental skills of NLP directly to your life. 9:30am-6:30pm, $349 at Info: 612.930.2662,, www.IntraAwareness. com

June 3 — “Psychic Pot Luck” Psychic Development Workshop: This is a question/ answer, free-flowing potluck workshop about anything and everything psychic. Holly and the All Knowing Elders discuss anything you want about your abilities and things about which you are currently seeking more information. 6-8:45pm, Eastman Nature Center (at Elm Creek Park Reserve), Maple Grove, MN. $50 in advance and $60 at the door. Registration & details: www.hollyburnspsychic. com, 612.834.6850,  June 7 — Wild Plant Walk: Learn to identify and appreciate basic edible and medicinal uses of wild plants and shrubs of late summer and early autumn. You will explore plant life in Normandale’s expansive natural setting and learn how to utilize them for food and medicine. 5-7:30pm, $49, Normandale Community College, 952.358.8343, June 7, 14, 21, 28 — ECK Wisdom on Conquering Fear: Would you like to face challenges in your life with greater spiritual self-confidence? Learn simple exercises and gain insight to loosen fear’s grip and lead a happier life. Free! Come any or all Wednesdays from 7-8:30pm on June 7, 14, 21 and 28. Eckankar,, 952.380.2200, 7450 Powers Blvd., Chanhassen, www.facebook. com/Eckankar. Pre-register; free book, ECK Wisdom on Conquering Fear. June 14 — 108-Hour NLP Practitioner Certification: In this NLP Practitioner Course, you will explore how Neuro-Linguistic Psychology changes your unconscious inner dialogue to bring about a better life and is the natural progression after graduating from the prerequisite OnenesNLP™ 101 Certificate Course. Through a conscious use of spoken and mental language, you can recode your mind to drop behaviors which limit your full potential. NLP often incorporates hypnosis and self-hypnosis to effectively release limiting beliefs and patterns. If we change our mind we can change our lives. There is a limitless power in your mind and NLP allows you to unlock

that power. NLP is a therapeutic technique which can help anyone to improve their life at work, at home, and at play. It can help heal emotional trauma, boost self-confidence, stop addictions, and improve peak-performance. 6-7:30pm, reserve your spot at Info: 612.930.2662,, www.

June 24 — “You Have To Be It To Become It” Consciousness Tuning Workshop: Align with all that you are. Learn what the title of the workshop means, and much more! Be one of the very few who are fully “aware.” You’ll get there through here. Potluck |i nteractive format. 4-8:30pm, Eastman Nature Center (at Elm Creek Park Reserve), Maple Grove, MN. $125 in advance, $135 at the door. Registration and details at www.hollyburnspsychic. com, 612.834.6850,  November 4-5 — Healthy Life Expo™: Nutrition, Fitness and Longevity — It’s all here! Explore up to 200 exhibitors offering everything for maintaining health and success in all areas of life! Featuring 3 Stages of ongoing speaker presentations, demonstrations and live entertainment. Free product sampling, hourly drawings and health information, tips, and ideas. 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday, Minneapolis Convention Center – Hall D, 1301 2nd St., Minneapolis. Admission $6 or Free with a donation for the Golden Valley Family Center Food Shelf. See all the attractions at www.MediaMaxEvents. com or call 952.238.1700. Ongoing – Healing in Spirit class: Set up private education time (allow 5 hours) of 2 or more: $100 each; more than 2: $75 each. Visit www., and for more information, call 612.501.0858. Contact us for ideal date(s) and times.

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