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New weaving of Light bathes the Planet, by Christine Day 14


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Matrix Energetics® developer presenting seminar in Cities Dr. Richard Bartlett, developer of Matrix Energetics®, will be in Minneapolis to teach “Master Energy Dynamics (M.E.D.)” and “The Healing Secrets of the Masters” from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., on August 8-10 at the Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport, 3800 American Blvd. E., Bloomington. Participants can choose from a two- or threeday seminar package. The two-day seminar explores physiological, biochemical and energetic reactions to the stress adaptation response, and teaches the body’s holographic systems to move out of those reactions, creating a new, healthy and vital state of being. The three-day package includes all of the above as well as the full-day course — “The Healing Secrets of the Masters” on August 10. In his pursuit of advanced healing knowledge, Dr. Richard Bartlett studied many obscure and esoteric techniques that are no longer taught anywhere in the world. In the course of this healing odyssey, and in search of the “Holy Grail of Healing Science and Art,” he had the great joy to study with some very powerful healing masters and to “sit at their feet.” Richard has personally used many of these technique gems in some cases to literally save a life. These are skills that

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you want to have in your armamentarium of master skill sets. Richard Bartlett, DC, ND, holds a doctorate in chiropractic and a degree in naturopathy from Bastyr University. When his second child was born with bronchitis Dr. Bartlett and asthma and battled frequent bouts of pneumonia, Dr. Bartlett embarked on a path of self-study, eventually learning and practicing more than 30 different healing systems. After discovering his extraordinary healing capabilities, Dr. Bartlett created Matrix Energetics® as a system for helping others access their untapped potential. He is the author of the award-winning Matrix Energetics: The Science and Art of Transformation, The Matrix Energetics Experience, The Physics of Miracles (with Melissa Joy Jonsson), and Into the Matrix (with Melissa Joy Jonsson). For more information and registration, email or visit a

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Bob Fickes returns to Minnesota offering The Love Mantra Thailand’s own Bob Fickes, a spiritual and meditation guide, is returning to Minnesota in September to assist others in experiencing the profound beauty and awareness related to meditating on Universal Love. He will use his vast experience in Fulfillment Meditation to help participants feel more Love, give more Love, and attract more Love into their lives. Learn how to share and feel the wonderful Magic of Love. The Love Mantra, recently was discovered by Fickes, allows us to begin feeling more Love, giving more Love, and attracting more Love into our lives. The Love Mantra can be practiced by and is beneficial to everyone.

“Love is the most powerful gift in the Universe,” Fickes says. “It is the glue that holds everything together. Love is sweet and has many forms, the most powerful form is Gratitude.” This special meditation event will take place Friday, Sept. 11, from 6:30-9 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.), and Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 12-13, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (doors open at 8 a.m., group meditation begins at 8:30 a.m. and the presentation begins at 9:15 a.m.) at the University of Minnesota Continuing Education and Conference Center, St. Paul Campus, Room 135BD, 1890 Buford Ave., St. Paul. The initiation is done in a Puja Ceremony,

honoring meditation masters from all meditation traditions. The meditative state will come easily after the initiation and each time you meditate in the future. No prior initiations or meditation practice are necessary to attend the Seminar. The cost is $345 (includes lunch) by August 11 ($40 more afterward), exact cash only at the door. For reservations and more information, email For more information about Bob Fickes, visit www.bob-fickes. com. Read more about The Love Mantra at Read the last of a two-part interview on page 16. Part One is available at a

Experiencing the Medi-Healing of Mas Sajady on the St. Croix by Mathew Shaffer It’s funny how the Universe works. When I met renowned transformational catalyst and healer Mas Sajady in November last year, I had absolutely no idea who he was or what his abilities were. I honestly didn’t even know what an energy healer was or what “energy” there was outside of the realm of light bulbs and refrigerators. I could never have anticipated that one touch on the small of my back would awaken my mind and spirit to an entire new understanding of reality, and send me down a spiritual path where I would ascend quickly into a beautiful new life. I’m a living testament of what Mas is capable of, and I’m here to tell you about him. So here I sit at my desk, a mere seven months after that first fateful meeting, with a challenging task. How do you explain abilities that defy what most people think are possible, and that are just now being explored by cuttingedge quantum physics research? I guess the best place to start is with how he gained them in the first place. Mas never intended to go down this path; intuitive as a child, he suppressed his gifts to fit in with his classmates. Then he had a neardeath experience in his early twenties when he was crushed by a freight door at work and ascended to a higher plane, and that was when he got his first taste of what lies beyond our world before returning to his body. “The beauty, peace and love present during this experience can never compare to anything we have on Earth at this physical level,” Sajady says. This experience heightened his intuitive abilities, allowing him to sense future events and the internal issues of others. However, the currents of life pulled him back towards normalcy and he pushed his enhanced perception aside to build a successful computer programming business and raise a beautiful 8

family. But his destiny was not to live a normal life. He was on vacation in the Caribbean with his wife and kids when his second near-death experience occurred. He was sucked into an underwater cave while tubing, and after becoming pinned deep beneath the surface, he let go and felt himself float through the layers of rock above and into the astral plane yet again. He awoke on the beach, impossibly, after nearly ten minutes underwater. He survived apparent death again, and this time he emerged with fantastic powers he could no longer deny. Mas was gifted with the ability to see peoples’ spirits at the vibrational level, and edit their frequencies to help them tap into the Pure Source energy that creates us all. Once people connect with Source at such a fundamental level, free from energy distortions, they can achieve abundance in all areas of life: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. Mas simply empowers you to connect with your True Self so you can learn to manifest whatever you want in this reality. So what does that mean? It’s different for everyone, but I’ve personally seen several dramatic transformations over the past seven months — not the least of which being my own. The energy you are exposed to during a group Medi-healing (that is what Mas calls his group meditations) is truly unique and powerful, especially if Mas has the chance to work on you individually. It’s the sort of thing you almost have to experience to fully understand. a Mathew Shaffer is a former trial attorney and entrepreneur from Florida who has dedicated his life to exploring spirituality and expanding the consciousness of others after becoming awakened through a chance meeting with transformational catalyst Mas Sajady ( He currently loves his work writing and coordinating events for Mas, and welcomes any questions or other correspondence at Copyright © 2015. All Rights Reserved.

Energy healer to host “Power of Water” cruise

Internationally-known energy healer and transformational catalyst Mas Sajady is bringing his unique and expansive abilities to Taylor Falls on August 28-29, where he will conduct powerful group healings and meditations during a luxurious private dinner cruise down the St. Croix River. Mas was an ordinary computer programmer survived two near death experiences and emerged with extraordinary intuitive and healing capabilities stretching far beyond the physical realm. Sajady has helped countless individuals around the world come into alignment with their true selves and achieve miraculous abundance in all areas of life…and now he is coming to Minnesota with an entirely new, next-level healing experience. Sajady recently discovered during a healing cruise that his powers were magnified significantly by the water around him, noting that his cruise guests enjoyed more immediate, deeper transformation than they ever had before. This St. Croix River event allows him to make the profound healing power of water accessible at a fraction of the cost of a traditional cruise, while guests enjoy the beautiful wilderness of Taylors Falls and a gourmet dinner with the healer, as well. Multiple packages and price points are available. For more information and to register, please visit a

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August horoscope: life lessons Lunar Adventures

by Kathie Anderson After being retrograde for 4.5 months, since March 14, the teacher Saturn will move direct on August 2. He has been testing us in certain areas of our lives, but will now resume his life lessons. He will be co-teaching at both the New Moon, on August 14, and the Full Moon, on August 29. Remember what the Chinese proverb indicates, however: “Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself.” Aries (Mar. 21-Apr. 19)…What’s your pleasure? This could be a very hedonistic month for you. Whether you desire romance, creative expression or simply fun, do as the poet Rumi says, “Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.” Be careful not to burn the candle at both ends, however. Temper hedonism with realism.


Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20)…What makes you feel safe and secure? This would be a great month for you to make your home a sanctuary. You should have lots of energy, now, to repair, renovate or decorate your home. If you’re feeling restless, angry or defensive, work on your home or do something fun with your family. Gemini (May 21-June 20)…Put yourself out there, and be a social butterfly this month! Others may find you more captivating, so “flutter” your stuff. Let others know about your accomplishments. It would be good for your career. Pay attention to your intuition, too. It will help you to gain clarity on issues pertaining to your career. Follow your intuition, and soar! Cancer (June 21-July 22)… Chances are you’re thinking about money this month. Be optimistic, and broaden your imagination, and you will attract new opportunities

to increase your income. The world is your oyster, dear Cancer! If you would like to buy something, determine it’s worth, first. Only if you really need it is this a good time to buy it. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)…Focus on your inner beauty, and transform yourself from the inside out. How do you express yourself to others? The Full Moon will illuminate energetic blockages, and help you to release them, allowing your life force energy to flow more freely. Don’t do anything new with your mane, until the 2nd week of September. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)…It’s time to evaluate the worth of a romantic or business partnership. You most likely will become aware of a problem, a secret perhaps. Pay attention to your dreams for clues, but do not act on your new awareness, until the 2nd week of September. Just be honest with yourself and your partner, and

initiate a conversation, now. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)…The best way to achieve your goals, this month, is through cooperative efforts. Broaden your network of friends and business associates, and/or join a new organization. You may meet somebody who is very different from you, but together you can provide a service that is meaningful and will help others. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)…When you talk, people are likely to listen. You hold the voice of authority, right now, and have the ability to influence others. So, present yourself as best you can, because people will be watching you. This is a good time to promote yourself, professionally and personally. Use your words to inspire others. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)… Do you want to do something extraordinary? Are you hungry for an adventure? Well, aim high, because

you have a good chance of hitting a bull’s eye, this month. Set your sights on a big dream or goal, because this is an excellent time to achieve career success. You could receive a promotion, a new job offer or an award. Work-related travel is also possible. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan.19)… Do you and your partner, friends or even siblings share the same values? You may experience a conflict over values or possessions with somebody you’re close to, and your strength and courage will be tested. It may be difficult to get your point across or understand the other person, but deep transformation and closure is possible if you can sort through it all. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)… This month you’ll probably be evaluating your relationships, and how you fit into them as an individual. All good relationships provide growth in some way, so ensure that your relationships are doing so. You may also want

to clearly define your physical boundaries, and state what you need to feel secure. Your relationships can be catalysts for new self-expression. Pisces (Feb. 19-Mar. 20)… What is your body trying to tell you? You are in the process of attuning your body, as well as mind and soul, to a higher energy, and this lunar cycle can help you clear physical blockages, so that you can experience better health and well-being. Listen to your body. Let go of things and relationships that don’t feel good. a Kathie Anderson, M.A., C.C.H.T., R.M.T., is a healer, astrologer and writer who guides others to reach their highest potential through her private practice, Lunar Adventures. She utilizes vocational and locational astrology, transpersonal hypnotherapy, Reiki, EFT and dream interpretation to help individuals discover their life purpose and direction, find their place in the world and accomplish major life transitions. Contact Kathie at Copyright © 2015. All Rights Reserved.

SourcePoint Therapy® — Exploring the Blueprint of Health for all people by Donna Thomson & Bob Schrei An excerpt from the forthcoming book, SourcePoint Therapy: Exploring the Blueprint of Health, to be released in Autumn 2015. In a complex world, simplicity has great power. SourcePoint Therapy® is a simple approach to energy work for the 21st century and beyond. The fundamental principle of SourcePoint is that there is a Blueprint of health for the human being that gives rise to, maintains and nourishes the human body. In SourcePoint we address blockages that are obstructing the flow of information from the Blueprint in the body and work with specific points in the human energy field that connect the individual body and its energy field to the Blueprint. We also work with energetic structures and points on the body that strengthen and organize the individual energy field. Here are the basic premises upon which SourcePoint Therapy is founded:   There is a universal energy field in which we dwell, and that we are a part   SourcePoint

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From garden to table Sound Bites

by Julie McMahon One of my favorite times of the year is now, when the harvest is bountiful whether I’m in my garden or at the local Farmer’s Market. There are plenty of fresh herbs and the zucchini seems to be endless. In looking for ways to use it all, I ran across this family favorite recipe (from Cooking with Coconut Oil, by Elizabeth Nyland —a fabulous cookbook) that uses zucchini noodles made by using a spiralizer, mandolin or even a regular box grater. The noodles are so lovely and fresh and perfect for those trying to get off too much pasta or grains in their diet. By using coconut oil mayonnaise, this recipe is also vegan. It’s very quick to make and fun to bring to your next gathering, or just munch on at home! Zucchini Noodle Salad For the Salad: 1 pound zucchini made into noodles (spiralize or grate, leave fresh and raw) 3-4 white or brown mushrooms, sliced 1-2 mini cucumbers or 1/2 of a long English cucumber, sliced 3/4 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, halved 1 large avocado, cut into small chunks 1/4 cup fresh herbs (basil, chives,


cilantro, etc), minced 4 radishes, sliced For the Dressing: 1/4 cup coconut oil mayonnaise 1 T coconut or apple cider vinegar Sea Salt and Fresh Black Pepper 1 T almond milk 1 tsp Dijon mustard Make the Salad: Slice the zucchini with a spiral slicer, grater, or mandolin into long, thin strips. If using a grater, squeeze out excess liquid. Place in a large bowl with remaining salad ingredients.

Get Unstuck: The stream of consciousness solution by Barnet Bain Hitting a creative wall happens to everyone. However frustrating or disheartening this might be, what can seem like a creative impasse is an opportunity for greater selfunderstanding and freedom. Deadlines can make people less creative by forcing them into analytical thinking, but you can use self-imposed deadlines in fun exercises to spark creativity. Here’s a creativity exercise to direct your attention toward a problem-solving task without being distracted by perfectionism, judgments, or limiting thoughts and feelings. To begin, pick a problem you need to solve, take a few deep breaths, then set a timer for three minutes and follow these steps:   Write your problematic scenario at the top of your page in a few

words.   Write down as many ways to solve this problem as you can think

of. Write without judging the quality of your solutions. Make the Dressing: Mix the mayonnaise with the vinegar, salt, pepper, almond milk and Dijon. Whisk to combine and toss with the salad. Serve immediately. If storing or bringing to an event, keep salad and dressing separate until just before serving. a Julie McMahon, CHHC, founder/owner of Sound Nutrition, is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and Raw Food Nutrition Educator who is passionate about Nutrition, Health and Wellness. Julie believes in the power of whole foods to create optimal health and maximum energy flow and works with her clients in a step-by-step approach to achieve their personal vision of health. For more information, or to schedule a free nutrition consultation, visit or call Julie at 612.270.9344. Copyright © 2015. All Rights Reserved.

  When you feel complete, review your list. Are there any surprises?

Like panning for gold, sift out the ideas that don’t resonate strongly and hold on to the gems — the solutions that excite you.   Sifting further, choose one that sparkles the most. If there are any

action steps involved with your solution, write down the specifics — clarify the “when, where, and how.”

Daily practice is the key to shifting away from old patterns of thinking so you fire up new connections and creatively overcome challenges. To see bigger and faster results, make a commitment to practice on a daily basis. You will be amazed at the results. From your love life, to career, to finances, to health, and beyond, you will be generating new neural networks that will enrich and widen your world. a Barnet Bain is an award-winning filmmaker, radio broadcaster, educator and creativity expert, and author of “The Book of Doing and Being” (Atria, 2015). His film credits include Oscar-winner “What Dreams May Come” (producer), Emmy-Award nominee, Outstanding TV Movie, “Homeless to Harvard” (executive producer) and “The Celestine Prophecy” (writer, producer). Barnet teaches workshops in creativity and is teaching a master’s level program at Columbia University’s Department of Clinical Psychology. Learn more at Copyright © 2015. All Rights Reserved.

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New weaving of light bathes the planet A Pleiadian Message

by Christine Day Beloved ones we greet you. We witness the dramatic dimensional shift that has taken place on your planet since the Dimensional Split that took place in June. Your world is transformed by a new weaving of light bathing the planet. This fluid weave carries an expanded multi-dimensionality, creating a deep metamorphosis throughout your planet. An aspect of this birthing process is creating a movement within the fluidity, like a heart beat pulse of light, flowing like a soft wind onto your planet. We likened this to the “winds of change” heralding in a new time for all of humanity, opening up opportunities for each one of you to transform through a remembrance process that will realign you to the higher realms of your own pure source higher self. The cells within your heart space are already responding to this Dimensional Split. Your ego mind might not be aware of this change, however your heart cells are carrying this new frequency of light within them already. You are being aligned as your heart space is interacting with this new fluid weave of light consciousness. The heart beat pulse of light is creating the quickening, a birthing taking place within your physical and energetic systems of your body. Know that this new fluid weave carries a 5th and 6th dimensional light consciousness and aligns directly through your heart center, your home space, revealing to you a new access doorway. This frequency of light cannot resonate with the ego mind at all, because the ego mind is only aligned to 3rd dimensional experience. Your ego mind cannot experience or understand these higher realm truths held within these newly birthing frequencies. The heart center

The only way you can connect consciously


to this newly birthing frequency is to align through your heart center. Your heart center acts like a doorway. As you bring your awareness into your heart, this doorway opens up and you simply begin to align and access this fluid weave of 5th and 6th dimensional light consciousness. When you enter your heart space, you automatically exit away from the limited perspective of the 3rd dimensional illusion and move into the 4th, 5th and 6th dimensional reconnections. This is a simple step for you to consciously choose. Now is your time to move, to allow this natural transition by bringing your attention from your ego mind and anchoring into your heart space. There is much for you to let go of within the limitation of your 3rd dimensional world of illusion. As you align to your heart, you will begin to understand how limited your 3rd dimensional perceptions have been within your life up to this point. An important element of this limitation is fear-based thoughts from your ego mind. The ego mind’s total belief in the 3rd dimensional illusion creates misperceptions that have limited your ability to truly experience liberation. Move forward

It is the time to step through the doorway of your heart, so that you can witness your self and then let go of these old perceptions of yourself held by the ego mind. It is important to just observe how the ego mind has created restrictions through fear-based dialogue and self-criticism. All these projections from the ego have been undermining your ability to be free and to move forward into these new realms of experience within your self. It is time to allow a new vision of yourself to emerge and begin to align to who you are in this moment. You can do this now so simply. With the new frequencies of light coming onto the planet, there are unlimited

possibilities for each one of you to break out of your old restrictions of this perception of limitation and lack. Now is the time for the sacred promise to be revealed through the light that can be accessed within the reflections of light from the sun. It is your time for your self-liberation and for your abundance to be restored to you. Reach with your consciousness into the reflected light that holds the reconnection to your source of your self. It’s through this powerful force of the sun’s energy that you can be held. Remember, you can only access the 5th and 6th dimensional light through your heart space. As you do this, you can naturally begin to channel your own pure source reflected energy outwards into your world. A natural fluidity

Understand that these reflections of light carry a natural fluidity within them. This fluid light is weaving throughout the earth plane at this time and creating a womb-like energy to be held around each one of you. This womb-like energy that is surrounding you is supporting your rebirth. As you reach out to the light reflections of the sun with your consciousness, your cells take in a nutritional aspect that is held within these reflected light rays. New dimensional structures begin to form within your cells from this higher form of nutrition, enabling them to hold a higher realm pure source energy consciousness. This is a part of your rebirth that you have been waiting for. As this rebirth process anchors through you, a new synergy of sacred realignments is being formed with the higher dimensional aspects of your self that holds an aspect of a God consciousness state. Each time you open up to the sun’s reflections, another level of this rebirthing is taking place within you. It is important to take a moment to

connect into the physical place of your heart before you align to the reflected light rays of the sun. This way, you are able to align and receive your full reconnection to that higher realm reflected energy held within the light rays. At the same time, you continue to build and fortify your connection through the doorway of your heart space, your home space. A different perspective

As this anchoring process takes place, you will be able to perceive your life from a different viewpoint. You will suddenly be able to witness your self from a different perspective within your world. You will begin to “take your place” by carrying this new frequency light aspect of Self within your energetic field and your heart. You will become a natural transmitter of the light and impact many people just by Being. Your own personal existence will change, because you will carry this peaceful, anchored connection within you. You will feel a new stability and sense of strength as you continue working with the light rays. There will be a clarity of thought that will translate through your day-to-day living, bringing you a new perception of Truth and understanding of what your next step involves. Part of the “plan” that you have created to be activated and self-realized now is to begin to form groups with other people, to begin to gather together to consciously activate this birthing process and witness each other in this next step. Building a group conscious-

ness between you is essential at this time, because of the need for the development of telepathic communion between your group members. Part of your rebirthing process involves the reactivation of your telepathic abilities. Know that all of the Universal Community communicates through telepathic means. It is time for you to rejoin the Universal Community and take your place through the natural ability of telepathic communication and communion. Some of you are already working within groups. Now is the time for your group to step forward collectively and begin working consciously towards this goal of further transformation of your collective energy. Each group member has a part to play within the collective energy, and you are being asked to build your collective group energy to a further multidimensional level. Come from your heart

Remember, a group is two or more people. It is important to be vigilant within your group for individual authenticity. This means coming from your heart and not your ego mind when you are interacting within the group process. See each interaction as “sacred” within the group. These authentic interaction processes feed a pure energy into your group frequency that builds a strong foundation for each group member to launch themselves more deeply within their birthing process. Humbleness and compassion with yourself and others in your   Pleiadian on page 18

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An Edge Conversation with teacher Bob Fickes on Meditation Second of a three-part series by Tim Miejan Listen to the Edge Talk Radio podcast at www. edge-innerviews-with-cathryn-taylor-and-bobfickes Meditation — the act of silencing the mind and basking in the serenity that lies deeply within each of us — is the foundation for the life of Bob Fickes, a lecturer and teacher of meditation for more than 40 years. He teaches Fulfillment meditation and is the author of many CDs, DVDs and books, including the recent bestseller, Quantum Enlightenment. He has taught meditation to hundreds of thousands of students worldwide. His spiritual lineage comes from three traditions: Maharishi, Babaji, and the Ascended Masters. He also is a healer in the ancient Buddhist Shamanic Healing Arts and currently lives and teaches in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Fickes is returning to the Twin Cities on September 11-13 to present The Love Mantra at the University of Minnesota Continuing Education and Conference Center, St. Paul Campus. He spoke with The Edge about enlightenment, The Love Mantra and what participants of his local event can expect to experience. Tell me about The Love Mantra. Bob Fickes: Since I’ve been teaching in

Japan, I’ve noticed that it is a very mental society. People there want to understand everything — and even when it comes to meditation, they don’t really talk about love or God. They’re not really concerned in Japan for masters. They are very practical. They want to just improve their life, wake up their mind, and understand why they’re here. I suddenly realized that these people are great, but they need to know more about love. When I speak to some of the men there, I say, “Well, you just drop down into your heart.” “What does that mean? What do you mean, go into my heart?” “Well, open your feelings of love.” “I don’t know what love is.” Last year I felt I really needed something to open the consciousness to more love, and that’s when I discovered this mantra — and the yantra (an accompanying image) — that stimulate the brain to wake up more love. It was interesting. I started teaching it in January. My blog is starting to go everywhere, all over the world, so I thought, “When I teach


don’t pronounce it. They’ll say, “Adonai,” because it is a sacred sound that is not supposed to be mispronounced. Mantras really are more common than we think and they are used in many traditions to wake people up. Do you discover them in your own meditation into the Infinite Space or do you work with the Ascended Masters in realizing them? BF: I was sitting in meditation one day

many years ago. I would never channel a mantra, because I couldn’t confirm the correct sound. I would need to verify it. This involves a very ancient science, and at that time in my life I thought, “No, there’s no way I can really do this. I mean, this is playing with nuclear power. I don’t want to do something that…” …That you didn’t know you could trust or not. BF: Right. So, I was sitting in meditation

Bob Fickes will present a three-day initiation of The Love Mantra meditation Sept. 11-13 at the University of Minnesota Continuing Education and Conference Center, St. Paul Campus, Room 135BD, 1890 Buford Ave., St. Paul. The cost is $345 (includes lunch) by August 11 ($40 more afterward), exact cash only at the door. For reservations and more information, email the mantra, I’m going to tell everybody at 11:00 or 11:30 Japan time that I’m going to be sending out waves of energy — and wherever you are, close your eyes and see if you can tune in.” I printed the yantra, a very beautiful design, on my blog and people looked at it when the time came and many people sent me back messages, such as, “Wow, I really could feel the energy. I went into such a deep meditation I don’t know what happened.” It worked! How do you discover a mantra and have you discovered others in the same way? BF: Mantras are a very specific ancient

science. You can call it the science of sound. The Hebrew language is one of those special languages in which it is said that if you can pronounce it correctly, you can materialize things. The Hebrew language also been used in magic and in spiritual quests. Even the word for the name of God is a mantra that reveals the inner reality of God, if it’s pronounced correctly. This is so sacred to the Jews that they don’t really pronounce Yod Hey Vav Hey Yahweh, or Jehova. They

and all of a sudden the doors opened up. The Infinite Space just moved and I saw the key. I can’t describe what that key is. It’s a level of perception. I was looking into that field where the mantras came from. Even knowing that, when I find mantras I still have to be able to verify them in at least three to five different scriptures that say, “This is the mantra. This is what it does.” I will not teach anything unless I can verify it. So, it’s more a process of cognition rather than channeling. Direct cognition. Also in September you’re going to perform a puja ceremony. Can you tell us what that is and why it is necessary? BF: A puja ceremony everywhere in the

world, except India, is considered a little strange. Even here in Japan people say, “What is that? Do you really have to do that?” The answer is yes, you do have to do it. The puja ceremony is a sequence of mantras in Sanskrit. As you pronounce that sequence, you’re adjusting your brain and also the student’s brain. By the end of the ceremony, that energy is in the room and people’s consciousness is ready to receive the mantra and the teacher’s consciousness is ready to give it. The puja is about 5,000 years old. Tried and tested. BF: Yes, tried and tested, that’s exactly what

I was going to say. It’s been tested for over 5,000 years. It always works. So why throw out the powerful tool that is known to work. I just tell people that they’re going to see it when they get a mantra, but it’s not used at any other time. It doesn’t mean that you’re becoming another religion. It’s just

an activation process. Once you have your consciousness activated, you can see to your own consciousness according to your own religious beliefs or cultural beliefs. To come to your event, like the one in September, do people need to have any kind of understanding of meditation or any prerequisite to attend? BF: Not necessary. Of course, there will be

a lot of advanced people coming, but for this process I’m inviting everybody to come because it’s so easy. Anyone can do it. It’s not something that you even need to understand. You just close your eyes and let it happen.

What brings you back to the Twin Cities to teach it? BF: I miss all my friends. I miss Minneapolis.

I didn’t live there, but I would come to visit Minneapolis several times a year for many, many years. About eight years ago, I considered that I had been there so many times that people were distracted and exploring other things, and I was too busy in Japan at that time, and I thought, “Well, I’ll just wait for the right time to come back.” Now the interest seems to be waking up again and I’m feeling a strong desire to start to do things in America again. So, Minneapolis was my first choice. That’s where all my friends are.

Do you plan to expand and do more throughout the U.S.? BF: I’ve just confirmed that we have a place

to teach in Valencia, Calif., right outside of Los Angeles. I’ll be doing a course in September in Minneapolis and then October 9 in Los Angeles.

After you teach here in September you’ll be leaving. How can somebody who participates in your workshop continue to practice or receive other mantras here in Minnesota? BF: There are lots of teachers in Minnesota,

maybe 18 or 20 teachers in the Minneapolis area. So, it’s pretty easy to find a teacher there. [Find teachers at contact/official-teachers/] What do you recommend that participants do after your workshop — just follow their heart and identify which local teacher to continue to work with? BF: Yes. Every teacher has a slightly different

style of presentation, a different language that they use, so just find a teacher that resonates with you. Really, we do the practice for ourselves. We explore for ourselves, but on that path there are lots of questions and you need support from time to time. It’s very common, because meditation is so easy that we sit there and think, “Well, maybe it’s not working.” It’s nice to get that reinforcement, particularly when the teacher offers a group meditation. It’s nice to go and sit in a group meditation. The

energy in the room helps to reinforce our own experience and we gain our confidence back. And, of course, as we progress with meditation many perceptions start to open up and you wonder, “What is that? What does that mean? Is this okay?” It’s nice to be able to talk to a teacher and have the teacher explain what’s happening. Is it necessary to study Fulfillment meditation with a teacher or can somebody set off on their own and create a practice? BF: To try to teach Fulfillment meditation

through a book or a video, it can’t be done. I wish it could. If it could, then I would just put it in every book and get people to start, but it has to be done one-on-one. The reason for that is we have to be able to jumpstart the brain. The initiation ceremony, when we give the mantra for the first time, charges up the mantra so that when the person receives it, they already have electricity — and that electricity jumpstarts the brain and people go into the experience automatically, the first time, every time. It’s amazing to teach something like this, because most things in life work some times but not every time, but this is the one thing that I’ve done in my life that works every single time, no matter who comes to me, no matter what their level of understanding is, even people who don’t believe in it. Within a few minutes they are in meditation.

There is a lot of talk today about Mindfulness and being present. How is that different from meditation or do they work together? BF: They work together. In fact, I love

mindfulness and I love the work of people like Eckhart Tolle. I think his book is just amazing — very simple and easy to understand. But meditation really takes us in deeper, and then when you apply mindfulness in your daily life you’re starting to make use of the consciousness that you’re developing in your meditation — and you grow a lot faster. It’s easy to fall into old habits. You just go through life as you always have, not really paying attention to what you’re doing. When I look at my life, I realize how often, even for myself after 40 years of meditation, there are still times when I’m just following the routine, not really mindful of what I’m doing. The mindfulness process really helps us to be more vigilant, more self-aware, and in that process we can create change. We can change our own habits into something much more positive and useful. It’s about being more alive rather than going through life unconsciously. BF: Yes, and that’s why a publication like

The Edge is so valuable for people. You have so many ways to give people different views of why they’re here, what they’re doing with their lives.

You mentioned the word enlightenment early in our conversation. How do you define that and is it something that everybody can achieve? BF: I’ll answer the last part of the ques-

tion first: Yes. This is something that every human being will eventually become. Enlightenment simply means the discovery of the ocean that’s in us, all the potential that is hidden inside of us — and when that wakes up there are certain specific things that happen. Enlightenment is not a philosophy. It’s a state of consciousness, and in that state of Consciousness you are one with the Observer. You are one with that ocean of consciousness inside. Sometimes I tell people, “I’m not really Bob. I’m something else that’s inside, looking through Bob. I’m two in one. I’m the wave and the ocean at the same time.” When we discover enlightenment, there is a realization that, “Oh, my God! Everything that I ever needed is right here.” In fact, I look inside for all my answers rather than looking outside at the world. I’m always limited in what I can observe through my senses and through my mind, but when I turn inside, there is a whole different field of perception that happens and I become much more aware of what’s deep inside of me. If we are going to take this to its ultimate extreme, we can see everything that is in the Universe — for the microcosm and the macrocosm are the same. Everything that is there to know in the Universe we can discover inside ourselves. We can directly perceive even the reality of God. About enlightenment: As a soul we travel through many different stages. I believe in reincarnation in the sense that our soul goes from life to life just as an actor tries different roles in movies. The purpose of the actor is not just to learn what’s in that movie, but to explore a better way of acting, to put more of themselves into the role, to be able to really feel what they have to do in that movie. The soul also goes through many different stages — animals, plants, rivers, mountains, planets, gods and angels, and all of these forms of life have no free will. An animal that is born as a dog can’t decide to be a cat. It has a nervous system for a dog, and throughout its whole life it is going to only be able to perceive as a dog perceives. If a god of the mountain or an angel of the mountain decides one day that, “Oh, I don’t want to be a mountain anymore, I want to be a river,” it can’t really do that. It would create a lot of chaos in the Universe. Only a human being has free will. Once we achieve a life as a human being, our free will makes mistakes, but it is an evolutionary process. Our consciousness is exploring, and through each of our mistakes we are challenged to see what we’re doing and how   Love

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group is a key ingredient for self-empowerment within the group. It’s important for each individual group member to let go of the ego’s “need to be right.” This will allow each individual’s ego to lessen, so that the full energy of the group can be revealed. Have no agenda and be in each moment of truth together. Allow each moment to unfold and birth naturally within the consciousness of the group mind. Each one of you has a part to play. There is no one within your group more or less than the other. Honor the differences between you and hold the love between you. Let the love show you the way. GROUP PROCESS

This will begin to align all members to the group energy — expanding out your group connection. Sit in a circle. If there are only two of you, place four positions to make your circle. Then sit opposite each other.   Feel your place in the circle.

Anchoring into your place, like roots of a tree into the earth.   Bring your palms of your hands

onto your heart center. Breathe into your heart. Let go.   Hold up your hands, palms facing

into the center of the circle.   Bring your awareness into your

palms. Breathe and let go.   Use the sound ANDERA. Feel the

energy build between you within the center of the circle.

  Love

  Bring your consciousness/

awareness into the building energy. Receive the energy. Use the conscious breath and let go.   Bring your awareness and hands

back to your heart center. Feel the energy move into the heart.

Know that through this Dimensional Split, a dimensional doorway has been anchored open. These energies have been permanently anchored now on your earth plane, expressly for you to take your next step in your evolution. This is an aspect of the sacred promise that was always designed to play a significant part in the turning point of your destiny and the earth’s transition. Within the Universal Community, each one of you is seen and received as that individual point of God consciousness light. Your destiny is to consciously unfold as that point of light and to recognize your self, to reclaim your natural birthright by simply claiming and taking your place. This is a step-by-step process. There is a deprogramming that needs to take place from lifetimes of living within the 3rd dimensional illusion. This process does not need to take a long time to complete itself. Within one moment, you can move beyond the veil of illusion and meet your full rising sun. The sun — your sun — rises every morning on your planet. At that moment of the sun rising, the rays carry the full reflections of your higher realm energies. The combination of

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to improve ourselves. The force of evolution for every human ultimately will lead us to discover that everything is inside of us — and, in fact, God is in us. That’s when enlightenment dawns. It will be natural. Eventually every human being will develop their full potential. Meditation is just a tool to speed the process up. And some of us yearn for that and some of us don’t. BF: There are ones who don’t yearn for enlighten-

ment only because they don’t know what it is. Here in Japan, a lot of people think, “Oh, enlightenment is the goal and once I get there I’m done.” No. It’s silly to think that when we get


you consciously choosing one moment to bring your awareness into that reflected light, and then placing a conscious breath into that light moves you into the experience of aligning to the essence of the moment. This unveils the very sacred essence of you within the moment. Use the sacred sound ANSTAH into the reflected light. This will accelerate your birthing process. We already see you for all that you are in this moment. Open to your light. Unfold into your light. Bring your awareness into your heart and feel the vibration of your light source from the sun flood your heart, and claim yourself in that moment. We are waiting to witness the moments of your awakening. We are with you. Reach out with your consciousness to us so that we can play our role in holding a unique platform of light so that you can anchor your experience of recognizing your self through every cell of your physical vehicle. This is your next glorious step; self-recognition is your self-realization. Blessings, The Pleiadians a Christine Day is a leading spiritual teacher, healer, channel and author. Following a traumatic childhood in her native Australia, Christine was diagnosed with advanced Systemic Lupus at the age of 31 and given a short time to live. Shortly afterward, she experienced a profound spiritual awakening with the Pleiadians, the energy of which moved her to a place of complete selfhealing. Since then Christine has been presenting Pleiadian Events, Seminars and Transmissions of Light throughout the United States and internationally. Visit www. Copyright © 2015. All Rights Reserved.

enlightenment we’re just going to sit under a tree the rest of our lives. We’re sitting there with all this potential and we realize, “My God, I can do anything I want. I can know anything I want. Why sit under a tree? Let’s explore. Let’s have fun with it.” Aside from teaching more in the United States, what do you want to do here in that realm of exploring and having fun? BF: I’m having so much fun just teaching, and in

the process of teaching, my students inspire me to look deeper — even a simple thing like doing a one-on-one session with somebody and being able to see beyond what they can see with their problems and find a new way for them to live their life or to overcome the problem that they’re facing. It’s wonderful.

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of. We call this universal energy simply Source. This universal energy field contains the information of Order, Balance, Harmony and Flow necessary to create and sustain all life.   Within this universal energy field are found specific

energy-information fields, blueprints for all forms of life. In SourcePoint Therapy our intention is to provide a means of connecting specifically with the Blueprint of health for the human being. This energetic template contains the information necessary to sustain physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health, including that of the highest potential we have as human beings.   We can access this Blueprint for the benefit of others

and ourselves. The body has an inherent capacity to “download” this information of health. However, the connection to the Blueprint is often disrupted and weakened by many factors, such as accumulated stresses of daily life.   The purpose of SourcePoint Therapy is to help

strengthen our connection to the universal Blueprint of health for the human being. Connecting to the Blueprint of health supports our health by re-attuning us to the flow of information from the Blueprint. With SourcePoint methods, we can also address energetic blockages that may be obstructing that flow.   SourcePoint Therapy provides an energetic container

and context for whatever other modalities we use to help others or ourselves. It is intended to support, not replace, healing work that is done at the physical or psychological level and is not intended to be a standalone modality of therapeutic work.

We call this specific energy field that informs the human body the Blueprint because this is the word that most closely pinpoints the function of the information with which we are connecting. Just as the blueprint for a building gives the builder specific information regarding proportion, structure and design, so too the Blueprint we speak of in SourcePoint communicates the information needed to sustain health directly to the energy field of the individual human body. “Blueprint” implies something you can take hold of and work with. That is what SourcePoint is about: making the esoteric tangible, practical and I would like to see us develop consciousness as the next reality. In the 20th century we discovered science, and technology changed everything on our plane. All over the world, life has changed. If we look back 100 years ago, the idea of flying through the air in an airplane was impossible. The idea of a TV looked impossible. But these are common realities today. I think we have finished the age of technology and machines. If our mind can create a machine to do something, that same mind can figure out a way to do it by itself. I think the future of the world is not going to be through technology, but through selfempowerment, the discovery that our consciousness can do anything that it wants. We have lots of stories about yogis and saints who do amazing things and have had miraculous experiences.

accessible, bringing an awareness of this dimension of energy, vibration, pattern and information into people’s everyday reality, for their benefit. People often ask, “Is this my personal blueprint?” From the SourcePoint perspective, our premise is that each person has his or her own individual energetic blueprint, with layers of ancestral, genetic and other influences interacting to produce the individual. The archetypal or universal Blueprint contains the information essential to all human beings. Our individualized blueprints are unique to each of us, according to ancestry, biology, genetics and many other influences, but all are grounded in that information of the universal Blueprint. It is the universal Blueprint that we connect to in SourcePoint. The universal Blueprint is what we all have in common. No matter our race, our genetics, our ancestry, our gender and our culture, there is the underlying pattern of the human, who we are at the core of our being, at our fullest potential. This is what we are working with. With SourcePoint we can access the Blueprint within ourselves, and we can access it in the universal energy field around us. There is no separation. The fundamental qualities of the Blueprint necessary to life and health are order, balance, harmony and flow. To begin to explore your connection to the Blueprint, simply sit quietly and focus on the breath. Repeat to yourself the words “Order, Balance, Harmony and Flow.” Feel those words resonate within you. In this simple act, you are already strengthening your connection to the Blueprint of health. a Interested in learning SourcePoint Therapy? Bob Schrei & Donna Thomson will be teaching Modules 1 & 2 at Tula Yoga & Wellness on September 21-23 and September 25-27. To register, go online to sourcepoint-therapy-training/ Donna Thomson, MSW, is an intuitive, meditation teacher and author of the book Simple Meditations to Use your Energy Effectively (Sentient Publications). She is the co-originator of SourcePoint Therapy with her husband and partner in healing work, Bob Schrei. Bob is a Certified Advanced Rolfer with 29 years experience, a Biodynamic Cranial-Sacral Therapist, an artist and former Zen teacher. Visit Copyright © 2015. All Rights Reserved.

Everyone can have those experiences. It’s time for human consciousness to become self-sufficient. We don’t need to rely on machines to do everything for us. a Next month: Bob Fickes share more about the vibration of Love. For more information on Bob Fickes, visit www. To locate local teachers of Fulfillment Meditation, visit contact/official-teachers/ For more information on Bob Fickes, visit Tim Miejan is editor and co-publisher of The Edge, as well as a writer, editor and graphic designer who assists small businesses and individuals with promotions and projects. Contact him at 651.578.8969 or email Copyright © 2015. All Rights Reserved.

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by Janet Michele Red Feather In the practice of law, we would cull expert testimony from a witness on the stand. The process was tri-fold: qualify the witness, elicit her testimony, and offer it in support of elements of the case. I’m no longer an attorney, having made a career shift into writer-teacher-spiritual aspirant. Therefore, I begin this article with a disqualification: I’m not really a dog person. My stories about dogs are scant, and I’m not certain I can make a credible case for dogs and the soul. Why read my words, under these circumstances? The answer is simple: as writerteacher-spiritual aspirant, it’s my penchant to offer eloquent opinions on absolutely everything. What characterizes the particular breed of humans we call “dog people?” My mind’s amphitheater instantly projects imagery: I see a leggy, suntanned girl running on the beach with her retriever. Next there’s the oversized head of an English bulldog gently lapping the cheek of a round-faced, giggling baby boy. Ultimately, a 6'3" Mandan Native — Cedric Red Feather’s Uncle Bob — appears in a leather recliner, his adorable pocket-sized dachshund tucked cozily under his left arm. Surely these are dog people. Various writers attest to dogs’ spiritual significance. Most emphasize their intense loyalty, and this is true. What they often miss — what they don’t get — is what great role models they make. Dogs have much to teach about love, selflessness, relationships,

SASHA’S incredible EFFECT ON MY LIFE by Carol Clancy For a long time I have been wanting to tell this story to the world, so when The Edge sent out an e-mail inviting people to write a story about how dogs touch our soul, I realized the time had come. During my youth, our family had many cats and dogs, and although I had never feared dogs, I was more of a cat person. As the years went by and I moved on to college and career, I still felt more drawn to the soft furry, relatively quiet beings that are much easier to care for. Another factor was my experience at the home of a friend who had a dog. I wound up leaving with an allergic reaction, such as 20

and understanding. People often overlook that about dogs: we’re too busy petting them and giving them treats to realize these wise helpers are like little Buddhas who live to serve others. Dogs understand love innately. They’re not like us: we think we own one another. We’re possessive in our loving. When partners turn their attention to others, we feel abandoned, deprived, jealous. Dogs, on the other hand, have enough love to go around. They’re 100 percent focused while snuggling with you — until another human steps in, and they swiftly cozy in with the new person to be stroked and petted. Dogs can shift their focus completely to others. They possess an innate ability to be selfless. When we’re sick in bed, feeling miserable, a dog will come and spoon right in with us, whether or not we’re contagious. He’ll stay the course, completely attentive to our emotional needs. He’s there when we close our eyes, and he’s there looking up at us with winsome earnestness when we awaken. Canines instantly form deep bonds with people. We were unwinding in my Topanga Canyon, Calif., cabin one afternoon with our friend Lorrie and our dog, Frege. He was a renegade German Shepherd, named for an obscure mathematician. It was early afternoon, and Lorrie was fatigued from her workout. She lay on the bed underneath the loft space, and Frege soon joined her. She wrapped her arm around the dog, and he sighed gently. Lorrie sighed back at him, “Oh, Frege. If you were a man, I’d be very happy.” It was so funny, but the

hives or asthma. That led me to the misguided mantra, “I don’t like dogs; I’m allergic to dogs.” In addition, I walk most everywhere I go, and on occasion I would be startled out of my reverie by a raucous dog barking at me from its yard. That was annoying to me. Another factor in our story is that for so many years of my life I felt alone and isolated — very unhappy. It wasn’t a constant thing, but it happened a lot. At times I felt that my life had little purpose. There were challenges and situations that left me feeling vulnerable and unattractive. And there were times when others (whether intentional or not) said and did things that supported

bond between the two was indescribably telepathic and sweet, truly a match made in heaven. What is most impressive about dogs is their level of perception and understanding. We read about heroic rescues by these beloved animals, and we wonder: how did they know what to do? Human responders need hours of training to perform effectively under pressure. Dogs seem to size up a situation instantly. They respond quickly and appropriately in a crisis. It’s not “innate” or “instinctive,” as we dismissively assume. Dogs are the ultimate kings and queens of hypervigilance. Nothing eludes their gaze, and everything is worthy of their attention. It should not surprise us the great lengths to which people are willing to go to sustain and enhance the life of their dogs. When we shift from regarding them as “pets” to thinking of them as companions, we will take even better care of them. They deserve light, life, warmth, water, and tasty food. They should have a comfortable bed, and lots of space in which to run safely and play with their large collection of toys. In light of everything dogs have offered us through the centuries, don’t we wish to give them all the best in return? a

Janet Michele Red Feather, J.D., M.A., has taught literature and composition for 18 years at the university, state, tribal and community college levels. She is currently a tenured English faculty member at Normandale Community College. Janet enjoys her role as Ceremonial Singer for Native American ceremonies, singing traditional songs in Mandan and Lakota. She made a career shift into teaching after serving nearly eight years as a defense litigator in California. Her life changed significantly after she traveled to North Dakota in 1993 to fast and pray for a way of life. She welcomes correspondence at JanetRedFeather77@ Copyright © 2015. All Rights Reserved.

those damaging beliefs. So with that behind me, here comes the good part. My sister was moving to town and needed a place to stay for a while, so I invited her to come and stay with me. I had plenty of room and a fenced-in back yard. That was perfect, because she had a beautiful 1-yearold Siberian Husky. I just loved him. Even though I broke out in hives, I could not resist spending time with him — and I loved walking him. I found that if I washed my arms and hands, the hives would go away. It is amazing what we will do for love. Then I learned that a friend of a friend had a female Husky, so I thought it would be fun to introduce them. That’s when I met Sasha. She was inside her fence with her paws up on the top and she looked at us with the   Sasha on page 22

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you’re good enough, just as you are: life lesson from my puppy by Jacynthe “Jaz” Villemaire In my late thirties, I was going through significant shifts in my life. I was evaluating all I had done so far, and was not happy with where I was — with who I was. My work with the federal government was unfulfilling to say the least, and I was spiraling down into deep sadness and depression. Still within all this darkness, there was a little spark in my heart that wanted more, that was hopeful for change. The Lightworker within was struggling to come out and shine — but my mind was not sure how to make this happen. In this world of constant self-improvement, in this epidemic of feeling broken and not enough, I was wondering how I could change myself to become the Lightworker and spiritual teacher I wanted to be. I was wondering what I could do differently, how I could change my way of doing things, how I could change my nature to be more aligned with the Light. I was wondering how I could plan this transition from corporate zombie to awakened and joyful soul. And this is when Maya came into my life, melted my heart, and pointed the way. THE NEW SCENTS

One day not long after she entered my life, I was walking with Maya at an outdoor community event. She was so happy to be sniffing all the new scents, discovering a new scenery and to be receiving attention from so many strangers. People would see her and immediately fall to their knees, asking if they could pet her. I could sense their joy, their wonder, and the opening of their hearts as they received attention and cuddles from my puppy-girl. After a few hours, we stopped to rest and I felt myself going into that deeper realm. Like a giant wave of Love, Maya’s big life lesson for me

washed over me and through me — and I had that proverbial “a-ha” moment. With a cuddle and a kiss, Maya showed me that to bring joy and light to the world I didn’t have to be someone else. I didn’t have to change my nature. I didn’t have to struggle and try to make people like me. No plans were necessary — I didn’t have to wait until I lost weight, or until I had this or that certification. What I needed to do was simply to allow myself to fully be myself. For years, I had tried to hide who I was — a spiritual and creative soul. For years, I had tried to fit into society and the corporate world. For years, I had tried to adopt other people’s plans and ideals. For years…I had been unhappy and suffering. SENSE OF WORTH

My challenge now was simply to remove all these masks, and to just be me. With Maya, I understood that dogs don’t try to be someone else. They don’t work hard to self-improve. They are authentic, true to themselves. They don’t question their sense of worth. They are a big bundle of furry love. I understood there was nothing else I needed to be — than me. I had no parts of me that were broken. I had no bits of me that were wrong. I just had to stop the struggle of trying — to be in the flow of the moment and just be me, discovering life around me. Interacting joyfully with the world. Allowing myself to receive love and appreciation instead of resisting and blocking. From that moment in the park on a sunny afternoon, my life has changed. My soul found peace. I have learned to love and accept myself just as I am — for as Maya has taught me, that is enough. a Jacynthe “Jaz” Villemaire is a Reiki Master and spiritual teacher. She offers a variety of mentored personal and group programs that help people realize their potential as they realign with their Soul. She teaches how to connect with our animal companions and how to work with animal totems to achieve greater healing and insights on life lessons. Visit and, and contact Jaz at waytothewell@gmail. com. Copyright © 2015. All Rights Reserved.


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most beautiful sky blue eyes I have ever seen! The sun shone on her beautiful golden red fur and that glorious fluffy tail flagged down my heart! That person who didn’t think she liked dogs soon evolved into a love-happy convert. Even though I knew little about dogs, I decided that it would be fun to walk the two dogs together: a couple of sled dogs, how beautiful. Our walks put a smile on my face that went down to the bone. Sometimes our antics would amuse the neighbors, because one dog wanted to go one way and the other another way, but I didn’t care. I was having fun. Sometimes I would go and get Sasha and walk her alone and bring her over to my house. To her, I was “The Walk Lady” and our time together was really starting to become healing medicine for me. I noticed that instead of hearing insults hurled at me over my unique appearance, people were commenting on how beautiful the dogs were. Nothing like a pair of Huskies to strengthen your sense of well-being. That icy wall around my heart had started to melt. Then one day, Sasha’s owner called and told me that since her dog and I seem to get along so well, I was welcome to adopt her. I never really had a dog of my own to care for, so I had to give it some thought. I also had a beautiful cat and I wanted to make sure they were not going to kill each other. I went over and told Sasha that it might be rough going at first, but I would love to have her. So at the young and tender age of 45, I adopted a 7-year-old Siberian Husky. My cat really howled and rebelled for a while, but one day I came home and saw them lying on the couch together. It brings a smile to my face just thinking of it. Eventually my sister and her beautiful boy moved out, so it was just the three of us. I adored Sasha and she loved me back.

I felt honored, as if someone had taken a beautiful and precious part of myself and put it into my care. I could have gazed into those beautiful blue eyes forever. She seemed to touch my heart all the way to my soul.   We walked every day. She was my beautiful shadow who followed me everywhere. She sat beside me when I worked on something. She had such a calming and joyful presence.   She plucked a very hurt, scared, angry child from my being and allowed that little girl to become a joyful soft, loving child with love to share. A person who often felt alone and unwelcome in this world now had a purpose and a reason to laugh — and most of all, to live. I came to know that sweet glowing light that starts in the heart and surrounds your entire being. Much as they may try, I don’t know if a human could have reached into my heart the way that my Sasha did. She worked some kind of Divine magic for me and activated a Light from within. Oh, I was a love-struck fool for her, but what a happy fool I was — and still am. The changes in my life are still present today, even though my Sasha became an angel years ago. Just thinking of her now, I feel that love in my heart and the smile on my face as if she is still with me. Shortly after she ran with the Golden Pack, I wrote this poem: There’s a hole in my life where the dog used to be It’s as vast as the sky, it’s as deep as the sea. But across this great void lies a ribbon of gold And together forever our hearts shall it hold. a Carol Clancy is a retired medical record coder who lives in the Twin Cities area. She has read many books on selfhealing and other metaphysical subjects. She also enjoys reading historical fiction and inspirational stories. She has studied Reiki and is currently taking a class in Life Force Energy Healing. Her life is colored by the unique experience of being albino and growing up in Northern Wisconsin. She currently shares a home with two humans, a cat, and a lovely Siberian Husky named Casanova. Contact Carol at 612.727.2468 or email Copyright © 2015. All Rights Reserved.


I DON’T WANT A DOG by Rebecca Braun I never had any desire to have a dog. Cats were okay, easy to take care of, and you could leave them alone for the weekend with food and water and a clean cat box, and they were still alive when you got home. I grew up with dogs being outside pets, and the last thing I wanted was a puppy to potty train and chew on everything in our new house. “I really think we need a dog for you, honey,” my husband said. “You are home alone a lot, and I would feel better if we had a dog to protect you.” He said the dog was for me, but I didn’t want a dog, so really, the dog was for him. He brought me newspaper advertisements for puppies, and researched different breeds of dogs on the Internet. “We should get a medium-sized dog, one that isn’t too hyper in the house, but not a stupid dog, you know?” he said. “There are border collie pups for sale not far from here. This article says they have good temperaments and are very trainable. They are at the top of the list for intelligence.” Why didn’t he understand that I didn’t want a dog? “Let’s take a drive out there this Saturday and take a look at the pups,” he said. I consented to go, understanding that he really needed a dog. There are things we must do for the ones we love. We drove down the long gravel driveway leading to a large run-down farm. The house was falling apart and peeling paint, and there was farm equipment scattered randomly, looking like it had been left where it broke down. The lady who greeted us had about two teeth left in her mouth, and then we saw the puppies. She had three tri-colored pups with black, tan and white markings, and two fluffy gray and white pups. As I picked up each one, I noticed welts and bruises. They were weak, and moving slowly, but they gave us happy smiles and wagging tails. I could tell they were dehydrated and suffering from 

HOW I WAS RESCUED BY COOKIE by Yvonne Garris It was a summer afternoon in August 2006. My sister stopped by my new house to see if she could help me with anything, since I had just moved in June 30 and I am legally blind. We lost our mother in March so we were still trying to adjust to that loss, while celebrating the purchase of my first home. While I had asked about getting a dog, we had not set a date to go to the humane society. All the children in the neighborhood kept asking me when I was going to get a dog. Growing up we always had cats. But I wanted a dog since I thought a dog would offer some protection, as well as companionship. So this summer afternoon, when my sister arrived I asked her if she wanted to take me to go and get a dog. My only requirements were that the dog come up to about my knees, because I did not want to accidentally step on the dog. I also wanted to make sure the dog was not afraid of my cane. Turns out we only had two dogs to choose from that day. One dog was way too energetic — and then there was Cookie. She is a lab and pit mix. She was so sad, her tail hanging between her legs, and she had such sad eyes. There was something about her that said she should be mine. So Cookie and I became a family that day. A few days later Cookie’s tail stated wagging and she started having a happy personality. I felt so bad when I had to go to school a couple of weeks later and leave her home alone. But she made me so happy when I came home. She always seems to know when I am stressed and often does funny things to cheer me up. malnutrition, and my first reaction was to get the heck out of here. I looked at my husband, giving him the sign we should leave, but he kept on holding tight to one of the pups. I had placed each one into his arms, one at a time, and he had wanted to hold this puppy again. She had the tri-colored markings of her mother, fewer welts and bruises than the others, and was very sweet. He looked at me with big sad eyes, and I knew we would be taking her home. I got out the checkbook and paid the old lady. She swore the dogs were purebreds and had been fed top-of-the-line food. She gave me the puppy’s papers, and the three of us headed home. I looked at the papers, not really caring if she was a purebred or not, but curious. I looked at the date the litter was born, and to my surprise the date was on my birthday in May. I decided to name her May. She was my dog after all, right? I could name her what I wanted. It’s funny, I have to thank my husband for insisting we get a dog for me, because she truly did become my dog. She’s

  Over the years I have had people live with me, but Cookie has been the one constant in my life. She has seen me through my battles with trying to stop smoking. I know she does not like it when I smoke, because it makes her sneeze and she turns away. She protects me when she thinks someone is trying to hurt me, even if that someone is my great niece and we are playing.   Most of all, Cookie gives me unconditional love. She sleeps with me every night and makes me feel secure. She gives me kisses and patrols the house at night. When I am feeling down, all I have to do is play with Cookie and I feel better. Sometimes at night I can just cuddle up with Cookie and hold her; her little nudges let me know that she cares. So while I “rescued” Cookie from the Humane Society, I believe that she has been the one that rescued me from a life of depression and boredom. I just do not know what I would have done without my Cookie. I am so thankful for her. I think we were made for each other! a Yvonne Garris is passionately committed to guiding clients who are newly disabled to creatively find ways to dream again and have empowered and fulfilling lives. She does this through helping her clients set and achieve their goals while reaching for the stars. She lost most of her sight in 2004 and knows what it feels like to have the rug pulled out from under you. Her mission is to help newly disabled people so they do not have to flounder and try to figure out what to do without anyone to guide them. Contact Yvonne at www. Copyright © 2015. All Rights Reserved.

become my closest friend and guardian angel. I no longer have a husband, but I have this loyal animal who will always love me and never leave me. I won’t say she was easy, as border collies are energetic and need to run and play. They are herd dogs, and are most happy when they have a task to do. We’ve been together ten years now. We’ve been through puppy obedience school and agility classes, and we’ve moved to many different places together. I can’t begin to explain what a privilege and a joy it has been watching her grow, training her, disciplining her, loving her. Her eyes never leave me, and she constantly tries so hard to please me. How could I not be pleased? She is my heart and soul, my forever companion, my May. a Rebecca Braun grew up in Minnesota and now resides in St. Paul, with her loyal border collie, May. They enjoy long walks and snowshoeing in the winter. Becky believes her writing inspiration comes through walking a spiritual path and being open to the universe. In her first life, she taught music for more than twenty years. Now, she is pursuing her second life and passion, writing. Visit her at www.facebook. com/aeternalumen. Copyright © 2015. All Rights Reserved.

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AUTHOR, PSYCHIC, MEDIUM: Tiffany Johnson is not a “part time” Psychic & considered “our generation’s mostgifted Medium.” She is author of the primer on psychic development: Picture Yourself: Developing Your Psychic Abilities. She offers an array of services at affordable prices. Tiffany Johnson, BODYWORK & BREATHWORK Gently transform limiting patterns at their core. Restore well-being of Body, Mind, and Spirit. Experience your life’s flow/fulfillment. Lee Timm Beaty, Light Heart Unlimited, 612.721.7108 Breathwork: Improve your health, decrease stress and increase your energy simply by breathing. Private sessions, live workshops and certifications available. Deanna Reiter & Troy Stende, 651.238.7248, BREATH WORK / ENERGY HEALING / SOUL COACHING: Heal the body, clear old emotions & deepen your connection with Spirit. Soul Breathing™ workshops and group sessions, ongoing. Personal breath sessions, Pranic Healing® / Reiki Terri Peterson, SBF, TBF, RPh., 651.442.4623, CAREER COUNSELING Clarifying Conversations – guided by your own heart, inspired by your own knowing. Laurie Mattila, M.S.Ed., Career Counselor, 651.644.7766, CHAKRA READING/HEALING: Accessible, Powerful & Affordable Healing. Intuitive Energy Healing + Soul Reading from the Angels and Masters = Profound Transformation! Classes, Certifications, Space Clearing, Past Life, Mediumship, and more! Energyworks! Intuitive Healers - Nadine 651.329.2550, Frannie 612.229.5586,, CHIROPRACTIC For pain, performance, health and wellness + Auto injury experts who work with most insurance + Consultations are always free so come discover your best. Dr. Arthur Hoffman, DC, The Glen Chiropractic & Acupuncture at Living Waters Market, Minnetonka, MN, 763.670.1175, COACHING / COUNSELING Leave the past behind, start something new! Don’t stay stuck in the same old patterns – Make real changes in your life. Gentle, alternative approaches. 35+ years’ experience. Judy Steele, MTP, 612.590.3193, Coaching & Psychic Mentoring Dynamic, Engaging, Magical! Empowerment Coach and Psychic Mentor. Groups, Events, Retreats and Private Sessions. Inspiring Your Spirit to Be Who You are Created to be! Bridgette Doerr, Colorpuncture (Esogetics) Utilizing specific frequencies of light on specific points, encourage harmony and well being of the Mind, Body, Soul. Evening & Weekend appointments available. Psinergy Natural Health & Holistic Wellness, SchaOn Blodgett, CCP, BTAT, 612.217.4325,, COUNSELING: Holistic counseling that is empowering and solution focused for your well-being. Individuals, couples, famly – all are welcome. Healing Touch and Aromatherapy. Skype-Ecounseling available. Private pay only. Insurance accepted at Hudson or Baldwin Wisconsin locations. Dr. Mary Del Vecchio, PsyD, CRC, LPC, Oblate, Pastoral Minister, 651.233.8036,, August 2015 the edge  25

COUNSELING: Marriage, Family, Teens, Kids. Confidential counseling with effective techniques. Individual, Couples, Family, DBT Skills Groups, Play Therapy. We take insurance. Offices in Circle Pines, Buffalo, Rogers and Wayzata, MN. Bridging Hope Counseling, Various Therapists, 763.291.5505,

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Energy Balancing All dimensional body/aura balancing – Clear blockages. Based on quantum physics. Allows the body heal much quicker. Cheryl Ouellette, 612.817.0744, 952.290.0982

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

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

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

Holistic Health & Wellness Coaching: I support women who struggle with feeling fulfilled, and want to nourish themselves naturally with healthy food and cooking, conscious lifestyle choices, and spiritual growth. Nourishing Wholeness, Katy Taylor, 651.321.3961,

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

HOLISTIC NUTRITION: Are you addicted to sugar and processed carbs and aren’t sure how to make a sustainable change to whole foods eating? Get the emotional support you deserve. Maggie is a holistic nutrition counselor and licensed marriage and family therapist. Maggie Christopher, 651.231.1360,

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

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

GRAPHIC DESIGN & EDITING Affordable and timely fliers, brochures, posters, banners and PDF docs for expos. Editing and designing books. Also, let me help you set up an upgraded Wordpress website. Tim Miejan, Ghandi Design, 651.578.8969,

HOPE HEALING A Psychic-Medium, Kimberly’s hope is to restore faith to those who have experienced a loss. Professionally Trained, she is a conduit between clients and angels or loved ones who’ve crossed over. Kimberly,,

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

HYPNOTHERAPY Heal emotions & self-sabotages & create a nurturing relationship with yourself & others. Weight loss, stop smoking, fears, phobias, pain, and more! Susan Just, CH, Dynamic Minds, Inc., Hypnotherapy Center & Training, 612.827.8094,


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,

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

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,

PAST LIFE REGRESSION: Release karma that’s causing recurrent patterns or inexplicable symptoms. Dr. Kyra will guide you through a regression with Reiki & flower essences to help you connect with your Akashic memories. Minneapolis, Hudson WI & by Skype. Dr. Kyra Mesich, PsyD, 612.568.3538,

HYPNOTHERAPY & CONSCIOUSNESS COACHING™ Change your mind. Change your life. Five Phase Advanced Transformational Hypnotherapy.™ Transform limiting beliefs, fears, anxiety, habits. Judith Froemming, BA, CH, CTC, HNLP, Infinite Mind Hypnosis & Coaching, 651.216.0085,

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

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

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

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

PSYCHIC MEDIUM & ANIMAL INTUITIVE: Awardwinning Trance Medium, Psychic, Animal Intuitive, Teacher, Speaker & Author. Phone readings worldwide & office locally. Psychic galleries, Psychic development. Detailed information & booking is found online. Alison James, 612.424.1411 returned via text,

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

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

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

RECONNECTIVE HEALING Heal yourself. Accelerate your spiritual evolution. Become master of your DNA. Experience Reconnective Healing. Bogdan Borkowski, Certified Reconnection Practitioner, 715.262.3342,,

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,

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

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

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

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

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

MYSTICAL TAROT Validate your intuition, challenge your assumptions, explore your deepest spiritual self. Jan offers private consultations & mini-readings at events and parties. Rainbow friendly. Jan Miller,, 612.747.0535

Reiki Services & Classes Offering Traditional Usui and Celtic Reiki in a professional, relaxed and clean atmosphere. Two different Reiki Masters to choose from. Schedule online or via phone. Psinergy Natural Health & Holistic Wellness, 612.217.4325, August 2015 the edge  27


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

SPIRITUAL TUTORING Gain everyday skills for transmuting suffering into peace. Customized approach based on your current level and needs. Mindy Schulke, 651.491.3981,

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

SSA DISABILITY BENEFITS Attorney with 20 years experience in disability claims, & former decision writer for SSA Office of Disability. Appeals can help you win your disability claim. Incredible success rate. Free phone consultations. Linda Hopkins, 651.481.0177,

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,

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

SOUND & VIBRATIONAL HEALING: Sound (frequency or key) or tuning forks applied to the body according to trigger points, meridians or chakras. Relaxation & healing and pain reduction. Reiki and Chakra balancing also offered. Body & Sol TANSpa, 2653 Louisiana Ave. S., St. Louis Park, MN 55426, 952.922.9229,

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



…provide category and text. $1 per word, 20-word minimum. Ads are due by the 15th of the month prior to publish date. Major credit cards accepted. Call 763.433.9291 or e-mail Cathy today at


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G AT H E R I N G S …provide name, address, phone, website, service times + brief description. $90 total for 3 mos., $150 total for 6 mos., $240 total for one year. Deadline: 15th of each month. Major credit cards accepted. Order online at Contact: 763.433.9291 or ECKANKAR / TEMPLE OF ECK: Religion of the Light and Sound of God, 7450 Powers Blvd., Chanhassen, 952.380.2200, — Keys to spiritual experiences: Explore past lives, dreams and Soul Travel. Worship Service: first Sunday of each month, 10-11 a.m. Youth programs. Community HU Song: third Sunday of each month, 10-10:30 a.m. Free workshops: Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. Temple hours: 5-9 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; Noon-4:30 p.m. Sunday. Tours available. Lake Harriet Spiritual Community: A Center for Conscious Living, 4401 Upton Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.922.4272, online at www. — Encouraging authentic spiritual connection through Sunday services, classes and workshops. Sunday 10:30 a.m. Services are led by our resident speakers Patty Peterson, Christine Day, Cindi Claypatch, Michael Foley and Linda Saggau; guest speakers; or Spiritual Director, Theresa Rose. 9am Services include Spiritual Development, Drum Service, Toning/Healing and Body and Soul.


Space also available for weddings, concerts and special events.

Nourishing Wholeness: St. Paul Yoga Center, 1162 Selby Ave, St. Paul 55104, 651.321.3961,, online at www. — The Way of the Happy Woman® Seasonal Yoga, Meditation & Life Balance Mini-Retreats: Reconnect to your innate feminine wisdom. Summer Retreat is from 2-5 p.m. on August 2. SPIRIT UNITED CHURCH: 3204 Como Ave. SE, Minneapolis, 612.378.3602,, — Worshiping the Wonder, birthing the Emerging Spirituality. Welcoming ~ Supportive ~ Healing ~ Transformational. Discover your spiritual home. On Sundays: 10:30 a.m. Main service, 10:30 a.m. Kids With Spirit Class.



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Unity in the Heart: 1898 Iglehart Ave., St. Paul, at the Triune Masonic Temple, 651.222.1732, — You are Warmly Welcomed. Unity: A Spiritual Movement that honors all paths to God, sees God as good and everywhere present; affirms the spark of Divinity in all of us: Sunday mornings at 10:30 a.m. Unity of the Valley Spiritual Center: 4011 W. Hwy 13, Savage, MN 55378, 952.895.0745, — Discover Unity of the Valley Spiritual Center, a positive path for spiritual living. Practical teachings to help you live a healthy, meaningful life. As we grow in consciousness, we create a loving, peaceful world. Sunday Service 10 a.m. UNITY MINNEAPOLIS: 4000 Golden Valley Road, Golden Valley, 763.521.4793, online at www. — Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, you are welcome here. Sunday 8:15, 9:45 & 11:30 a.m., nursery & Sunday school at all 3 services. Monthly Healing service 7 p.m. on the 1st Tuesday. Adult education classes throughout the year.

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…provide date, title and text. $29: up to 35 words. $45: 36-70 words each month. Listings over 70 words will be edited. Deadline is the 15th of each month. Listings must include specific event dates. Major credit cards accepted. Order online at Call 763.433.9291 or e-mail August 1-2 – Kryon & Lee Carroll: Interactive Weekend! Noon-5:30 p.m., doors open at 11 a.m.

Saturday: The “Best of Kryon.” Saturday evening: “Lemurian DNA Reawaken Divine Feminine Essence Initiation.” Sunday: “Navigating the New Normal.” Airport Marriott, 2020 E. American Blvd., Bloomington, MN. $99 1-day, $180 both days — Seating is limited! Register: or call 910.352.7495. Questions? Anita at 952.221.6372.

August 13 – EFT 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 Kim Eisen, Experienced & Intuitive Master of EFT “Tapping,” Life Breakthrough Coach and Energy Healer,, 612.802.HEAL (4325). August 15 – Frequencies of Brilliance: Free introductory

August 2 – What Can I Learn from Past Lives? Join

people from all walks of life for the monthly worship service at the Temple of ECK. Dynamic speakers, original creative arts, and singing HU, a sacred name for God, celebrate a life lived in harmony with Divine Spirit. Sunday, August 2 and every first Sunday of the month, 10 a.m., Temple of ECK/ Eckankar, 7450 Powers Blvd., Chanhassen, 952.380.2200, August 5 – Past Lives, Present Opportunities:

Have you lived before? Tips will be shared to help you explore your past-life connections for more freedom and love today! Free! Wednesday, August 5, 7-8:30 p.m. Eckankar,, 952.380.2200, 7450 Powers Blvd., Chanhassen, Pre-register; free copy of Eckankar’s Spiritual Experiences Guidebook. August 8-9 – Introductory Animal Communication Workshop with Carol Gurney: Learn how to commu-

nicate with your animal companions. Register now for this 2-day Gurney Institute workshop, part of the only comprehensive Animal Communication Training Program in the world. Event is at Walks with Horses Ranch, Becker, Minn. Register today at 818.597.1154 or Visit www. August 8-10 – “Master Energy Dynamic” & “Healing Secrets of the Masters”: Presented by

Matrix Energetics®, taught by Dr. Richard Bartlett  at the Hilton Minneapolis St. Paul Airport,  3800 American Blvd. E.,  Bloomington, MN 55425. For more info, go to: www. or call 800.269.9513. August 12 – What Is Spiritual Dreaming? Unlock

the sacred messages in your dreams for help in daily life and for spiritual growth. Find out how. Free! Wednesday, August 12, 7-8:30 p.m. Eckankar,, 952.380.2200, 7450 Powers Blvd., Chanhassen, www. Pre-register; free copy of Spiritual Wisdom on Dreams.




August 21-23 – Women’s End of Summer Chakra Retreat: All-inclusive women’s weekend. Take a holistic

healing journey in a beautiful country setting surrounded by nature and wildlife. Yoga, Tai Chi, acupuncture, massage, crystal healing, intuitive readings, meditation, past life regression, aromatherapy and more! 1872 Shalom Dr., West Bend, WI 53090. For more info, contact Dr. Christina Wilke-Burbach: or mindsoulandself@ or 608.393.7353. August 22 – Psychic Gallery: With Alison James, award-

winning Psychic Medium. It’s a mélange of part intuitive forum, 2-way connections with loved ones in the after-life, pets included, with Q & A. Adults. Readings are random and spirit led. 6:30 p.m. (new time) at Healing Elements, 2358 Stinson Blvd., Minneapolis. Small group size. Reservations highly recommended: $45 advance ticket or $50 cash at the door, no checks.,

lecture, guided meditation and demonstration. Join Efrén F. Solanas to explore this potent, transformational healing technique channeled by founder Christine Day and practiced around the world with profound results. Saturday, 3-6 p.m. at Lake Harriet Spiritual Community, 4401 Upton Ave. S., Minneapolis. Everyone welcome. No experience necessary. Contact Efrén for more information or private sessions at

August 26 – How to Get Answers from God: Life

August 16 – Find Inner Peace—Chant HU! In our

August 28-29 – Mas Sajady Healing & Private Dinner Cruise: At Taylors Falls on the St. Croix River.

fast-paced world, are you looking to find more inner peace? Experience the divine love and inner peace of chanting HU, a sacred name for God. All are welcome to this half-hour HU Song at the Temple of ECK. Free! Sunday, August 16, 10-10:30 a.m., Eckankar,, 952.380.2200, 7450 Powers Blvd., Chanhassen. August 16 – Sing for Unity — New Thought Concert starring Jami Lula: Lula is a national, award-winning

New Thought singer/songwriter who performs regularly at Agape International Spiritual Center. Join us on Sunday, Aug. 16 at 5 p.m. at Unity Minneapolis, 4000 Golden Valley Rd., Golden Valley, MN. $20 available at jami-lula-concert/ or call 763.521.4793. Sample his songs at or on YouTube. August 19 – Easy Steps to Soul Travel: Imagine being

able to Soul Travel! Learn dynamic exercises to explore your inner worlds to solve problems, expand your consciousness, and move closer to the heart of God. Free workshop. August 19, 7-8:30 p.m. Eckankar, www.TempleofECK. org, 952.380.2200, 7450 Powers Blvd., Chanhassen, www. Pre-register; gift booklet, Eckankar’s Spiritual Experiences Guidebook. August 20-23 – Frequencies of Brilliance: A Forest

Refuge for Rest and Rejuvenation. Join Efrén F. Solanas at the Christine Center in Wisconsin. Each participant will receive six individual sessions of the Frequencies of Brilliance, a potent healing technique channeled by founder Christine Day. Instruction in mindful meditation and Soul Mandalas. $500 tuition plus room and board. Everyone welcome. No experience necessary. Contact Efrén for more information and enrollment at

becomes an adventure when you discover how to see, hear, and understand your daily messages from God. Learn how to get guidance for a better life. Free! Wednesday; August 26, 7-8:30 p.m. Eckankar,, 952.380.2200, 7450 Powers Blvd., Chanhassen, Eckankar. Pre-register; gift booklet!

An ordinary computer programmer gifted with extraordinary abilities after two near deaths, Mas has helped thousands effortlessly transform in all areas of life. Join Mas for an intensive meditation & healing and private dinner cruise. For information & registration visit or contact September 5 & 6 – Reiki I and Reiki II Classes: In

Wayzata — Two day instruction - Healing on Self and Others. Attunements to activate your Reiki channel. Universal Life Force energy balances you on all levels. Class size limited - Register at 651.735.2863 or email and visit September 9 – Past Lives, Dreams, and Soul Travel:

Is it time to remember why you came to earth? Discover your spiritual reasons for coming into this lifetime. Free workshop. September 9, 7-8:30 p.m. Eckankar, www.TempleofECK. org, 952.380.2200, 7450 Powers Blvd., Chanhassen, www. Pre-register; free booklet, Eckankar’s Spiritual Experiences Guidebook. September 11-13 – Universal Love Seminar and Meditation Activation: Join Bob Fickes in experiencing

the profound beauty and awareness related to Universal Love. Bob will use his vast experience in Fulfillment Meditation to help us attract more Love into our lives. Sept. 11 from 6:30-9 p.m., Sept. 12 & 13 from 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at U of M Continuing Education and Conference Center, St. Paul Campus. For more information, contact   Happenings


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September 12 – Fall into Wellness Free Open House: Get a taste of Normandale’s fall holistic health classes

at this event. 45-minute workshops on Ayuveda, Homeopathy, Naturopathic Medicine, Tai Chi, Yoga, Fullistics and more. 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Free, Normandale Community College, 952.358.8343, September 12 – Twin Cities Pagan Pride: A free fall

event, open to the public, that offers education and resources about Paganism to the larger community. Pagan Pride includes a food drive, rituals, discussions, vendors and entertainment including music and dancing! The event will be from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at Minnehaha Falls Park, 4801 South Minnehaha Park Dr., Minneapolis. For more information, visit September 14 – Wild Plant Walk: Identification for Food & Medicine: Learn to identify and appreciate

basic edible and medicinal uses of wild plants and shrubs of late summer and early fall. Students will explore plant life in Normandale’s expansive natural setting and learn how to utilize them for food and medicine. 5-7:30 p.m., $49, Normandale Community College, 952.358.8343, classes September 16 — 7-Week E-Method Animal Communication Training with Asia Voight: 14

Videos, Lessons Plans, Guided Meditations, 15 hours of Live calls and In-person workshop. For complete details and to register: September 16 – Out-of-Body Adventures: Find out

Words of Wisdom by Nadine Penny Change your life this August by thinking rich! Appreciate the wealth of learning you’ve enjoyed, the abundance of accomplishments you’ve achieved and the bounty of opportunities that have come your way. Consider the times you’ve been showered with good fortune; those half-priced shoes, the lottery ticket win that paid for your gas and the flowers you received from a colleague at work. Contemplate the treasure of a loving family, the gems of fabulous friendships and the pearl of a happy home. As you look at your world through the lens of prosperity, the more value you’ll see and the richer you’ll feel — for an attitude of gratitude that makes your life simply priceless.a Nadine Penny attained her M.A. from the University of Denver in Counseling Psychology. Nadine lives in Minnetonka where she works as a medium, life issues reader and Reiki master. Contact her by email at and visit Copyright © 2015. All Rights Reserved.

tion or to register: sourcepoint-therapy-training/

Replenish Yoga & Wellness at retreats.php, 218.286.4006.

September 22 – Posture and Pilates: Change your

September 25-27 – Max the Crystal Skull Returns:

posture, change your life! In this 3-part workshop, everyone will have an individual postural analysis of the spine and joints. Discover what muscular imbalances we might have and learn corrective exercise using Pilates principles. Learn how to move correctly from the powerhouse for greater health. 6-8:30 p.m., $129, Normandale Community College, 952.358.8343, www.

more about what these experiences mean. Learn how to transcend astral travel and experience profound spiritual realms. Free workshop. September 16, 7-8:30 p.m. Eckankar,, 952.380.2200, 7450 Powers Blvd., Chanhassen, Pre-register; free booklet, Eckankar’s Spiritual Experiences Guidebook.

September 22 – Psychic Development Class: Learn to

September 17-20 – Yoga Retreat: Breath and SelfExpression: Treat yourself to a weekend of great yoga, great

September 23 – Have You Had a Spiritual Experience? Understanding memorable dreams, déjà vu,

food and great wine! Learn through breath work and yoga how to check in with your authentic self and healthy self-expression. Enjoy the magic of historic Atsokan Island on Rainy Lake (near International Falls, MN). For full retreat and registration details contact: Replenish Yoga & Wellness, www.replenishonrainylake. com/retreats.php, 218.286.4006. September 18-19 – Healing Touch Level 1 Certificate: Healing Touch is a relaxing, nurturing energy

therapy that uses gentle, heart-centered touch to assist in balancing physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being and enhances the body’s natural ability to heal. Healing touch works in complement with standard medical care and other health care systems and is safe for all ages. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., $295, Normandale Community College, 952.358.8343, www. September 19 – Heart-Based Prosperity: Introducing

Master Your Money Beliefs and Removing Limitations to Prosperity. Achieve your dreams and manifest abundance in all areas of your life. Transform your beliefs and eliminate the behavior that is standing in the way of achieving your financial goals. 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., $97, Normandale Community College,952.358.8343, September 21-23 & 25-27 – SourcePoint Therapy Training: SourcePoint Therapy is a simple approach to

healing that supports the full potential and health of the human being by working with the blueprint for human health. Module 1: September 21-23; Module 2: September 25-27. At Tula Yoga & Wellness in St. Paul. Bob Schrei is an approved NCBTMB and NCCAOM continuing education provider. For more informa-


consciously access your soul’s guidance, clarity, purpose, and wisdom. Discover your abilities and purpose(s) working with your body/soul partnership in this lifetime. Tuesday evenings, September-June. Cindy Lehman, 612.669.1861, cindy@,

miraculous protection, amazing coincidences, out-of-body experiences, seeing an inner light, or hearing an inner sound can bring more love, mastery, and awareness into your life. Explore and understand your spiritual experiences. Free! Wednesday, September 23, 7-8:30 p.m. Eckankar, www.TempleofECK. org, 952.380.2200, 7450 Powers Blvd., Chanhassen, www. Pre-register; free booklet, Eckankar’s Spiritual Experiences Guidebook. September 23 - October 28 – Art of Mindfulness:

Being mindful makes it easier to savor the pleasures in life as they occur, helps you become fully engaged in activities, and creates a greater capacity to deal with adverse events. Open and develop your own mindfulness practice for a healthier life. 7:45-8:45 p.m., $65, Normandale Community College, 952.358.8343,

Private times with Max the Crystal Skull in Maple Grove can be reserved beginning Aug. 22 by contacting Dale or Sheryl Fisher at 763.420.9017. JoAnn Parks, Max’s caretaker for over 20 years, will be in Maple Grove and will be available for questions and discussions for those scheduling time with Max. September 29 – Intention, Intuition and Aromatherapy: Practice using your intuitive skills in the

art of aromatherapy. In this class, you will learn to listen to essential oils to understand their emotional and energetic qualities. Learn a technique to program healing intention into your essential oils. 6-9 p.m., $69, Normandale Community College, 952.358.8343, September 29 - October 27 – Optimal Intuition Course: Want to consistently do the right thing with the right

people, at the right time? Learn 8 refined intuitive skills in an interactive, enjoyable course. Leaders: Cheryl Hiltibran, M.Ed., and Jeffry Jeanetta-Wark, MA. LICSW. 5 Tuesdays from 6:30-9 p.m. Location TBA.  Act now for early bird savings! Pay only $295 before Aug. 25; tuition is $475. Info: 952.486.1298 or  September 30 – Dreams, Miracles, and Coincidences: Have you experienced dreams, miracles,

or coincidences? Explore how understanding these experiences can deepen your love and connection with all life. Free! Wednesday, September 30, 7-8:30 p.m. Eckankar,, 952.380.2200, 7450 Powers Blvd., Chanhassen, Pre-register; free booklet. October 4 – 2nd Annual Presence : Summit:

will address nourishing the whole being. Examine diets of indigenous peoples compared to the modern-American diet. Macronutrients, vitamins, minerals and healing applications of nutrition are all covered in this 6-part series. 6:30-9 p.m., $275, Normandale Community College, 952.358.8343, www.

Minneapolis Marriott Northwest, Brooklyn Center. Featuring Emmy Award Winner Rhonda Britten, plus intentional speakers on Living On Purpose. Tickets include lunch, digital gifts, door prizes, + a soulful experience of wisdom, transformation, + connection. Early Bird + VIP Reception Package $179 until August 15. Conference tickets in advance only; Marketplace open to public 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Info: www.presencesummit. com or 651.705.6760.

September 24-27 – Integrating Yoga Into Psychotherapy Retreat: Combination yoga retreat and

October 16-18 – In-Depth Yoga Study: TT200 Certification Program: First of seven intensive weekends

September 23 - October 28 – Holistic Nutrition Certificate: Taught by a professional herbalist, this course

Continuing Education workshop for mental health providers. Incorporate yoga as a CAM option within your practice. Great for Psychologists, Social Workers, Therapists, and Counselors! Earn 12 CE hours! Retreat is held at Sugar Lake Lodge in Grand Rapids, MN. For full retreat and registration details visit

running October 2015 – March 2016. Must attend all for Yoga Alliance certification. Coursework is designed to be transformational and covers yoga poses, eight limbs of yoga, meditation, breathing, anatomy and much more! Your understanding, practice and life will be changed forever! Full course and



August 2015 SCHEDULE

Free Podcasts that Enlighten & Educate Listen at or call 714.364.4750. Show archives are at Host your own monthly program by calling 612.710.7720 or 763.433.9291. “Edge Learning Well” with Elise Marquam Jahns Tuesday, August 4 at 6 p.m. — Host Elise Marquam Jahns will have a conversation Dr. Norm Shealy, a world-renown specialist in pain and depression management, and holistic medicine. He has written more than 30 books, including the classic 90-Days to Self Health, and most recently Living Bliss and The Illustrated Food Remedies Sourcebook. This show is sponsored by the Integrative Health Education Center of Normandale Community College. “On the Edge” with Doug Crandall Sunday, August 9 from 6-8 p.m. — Each month, join host Doug Crandall as he views life from “on the edge,” using his unique perspective to delve into such topics as life, death, this, that and the other! The host will be joined by notable guests who will share their knowledge with the listening audience. “Edge Inner View” with Cathryn Taylor Wednesday, August 12 at 3 p.m. — Join host Cathryn Taylor as she speaks with Christine Day, a leading spiritual teacher, healer, channel and author who presents Pleiadian Events, Seminars and Transmissions of Light throughout the United States. “Edge Animal Talk” with Mary Stoffel Thursday, August 13 at 6 p.m. — Animal communicator Mary Stoffel gives insights into the relationships that our animals have with us, and with each other. Join her to explore how animals feel, think, work, heal and react as they share our lives. Learn how to help your animals cope with change, illness and trauma. Get practical information on related issues. registration details on our website: Replenish Yoga & Wellness, www., 218.286.4006. October 17-18 – Healthy Life Expo™: Nutrition, Fitness, and

Longevity — It’s all here! Explore up to 200 exhibitors on health and success, and 3 Stages of ongoing speaker presentations, demonstrations and live entertainment. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Minneapolis Convention Center, Hall D, 1301 2nd St., Mpls. Admission $6 or Free with a donation for the Mom’s & Neighbors Food Shelf. See all the attractions at or call 952.238.1700. October 30 - November 1 – 3-Day Pleiadian Higher Realm Initiations with Christine Day: Now is the time for your next

step. Through a series of higher realm initiations, four new energetic centers will be activated in your physical body creating a rejuvenation of your systems. Experience a pure source of love, self-liberation and self clarity within. Ramada Mall of America, Bloomington. $375 before Sept.30. Info: or November 7-8 — Minneapolis Holistic Expo: Featuring

Internationally Known Medium James Van Praagh, Author & Film Producer James Twyman, the UK’s hottest Medium Luke Danskin,

“Edge Happenings” with Cathy Jacobsen Wednesday, August 19 at 3 p.m. — Live conversations with those who are bringing special events to the community in the next month. Gather more insight into what to expect at these coming events and why they will be meaningful to you in your everyday life. “Edge Strength of Sensitivity” with Kyra Mesich, PsyD Sunday, August 23 at 6 p.m. — How many times have you been told, “You’re too sensitive!” Take a breather for an hour filled with respect for your sensitive nature. Host Dr. Kyra Mesich strives to uplift and empower you with new ideas to overcome the challenges of emotional, physical, chemical & empathic sensitivity in an insensitive world. “Edge Quantum Leaps for Life” with Anette Rugolo Tuesday, August 25 at 3 p.m. — Annette Rugolo creates pathways for Your Quantum Leap. She will share valuable resources that she has applied in her own life to become a transformational teacher, mentor, and Master Dowser with students worldwide. “The Multi-Perspective Edge” with 2GuysInTheKnow Wednesday, August 26 at 6 p.m. — Eric Earll and Bert Allen of 2GuysInTheKnow explore a multitude of topics that will deepen and enrich your life’s journey through special guests, interviews and live on the air readings.

Akashic Records Teacher Angela Blaha and Psychics Kayla Michaele and Kelli Miller joining James Twyman on the Healing & Psychic Panel. 85+ Exhibitors on Body, Mind & Spirit. Free daily workshop with admission. Save now on advance speaker tickets now at November 14-15 – Kundalini Awakening Events: Kundalini

documentary movie screenings: Kundalini is a powerful Divine energy that is the birthright of all humans. The film includes input from experts, an interview with Gopi Kishma, and individuals experiencing a Kundalini awakening and Seminar. Seminar with Chrism: November 14/15 – Learn how to live with the gift of grace in a safe and supportive manner. Shaktipat offered. Contact: or 651.452.3161. February 6-7 – Healthy Life Expo™: Nutrition, Fitness, and

Longevity - It’s all here! Explore up to 200+ exhibitors and 3 Stages of ongoing speaker presentations, and demonstrations. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Minneapolis Convention Center, Hall D, 1301 2nd St., Mpls. Admission $6 or Free with a donation for the Mom’s & Neighbors Food Shelf. See all the attractions at www. or call 952.238.1700.

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