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Manifestation 12 the Missing Pieces
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CONTENTS My Walk with Fear: A True Story An Excerpt from Motorcycles, Madness & Miracles, by Rowan Glaser
The Sufi Call: Making A Better World
Humanity is Evolving to a
featured topic greening our bodies 22 Native Greening Spirit Leaves, by Janet Michele Red Feather 23 Sacred Baths help Decrease Stress by Dr. Paulette Kouffman Sherman
Higher State of Consciousness by Dr. Stewart Bitkoff
This Process helps Understand the True Nature of Reality
An Excerpt from The Healing of Jordan Young by Tobin Blake
Manifestation: The Missing Pieces
14 August Horoscope: Industrious Joy Mercurial Messages, by Heather Roan Robbins 18 Connecting to Your Higher Self A Pleiadian Message, by Christine Day 20 How I learned Unconditional Love by Linda Deer
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5 Radical Ideas that will Change You, and the World, Forever by Nick Seneca Jankel
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8 Yoga Festival to Promote Well-being
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8 Spiritual Master to Speak, Teach Meditation in Minneapolis in August
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A shared path is a blessed journey From the Editor
by Tim Miejan Every year, around November, I contemplate potential themes — featured topics — for each of the coming months to inspire readers to share their own stories and inspiration with us. Some topics help us understand better how to do something, such as shop more holistically in the food market. Other topics are more abstract, like next month’s featured topic — Authenticity: sharing your experiences and tips on how we can all be our Real Selves all of the time, and how to best respond with those who are un-Real. This month, I offered the topic of how to “green” our bodies. On the surface, it seemed like a wonderful way to inspire all of us to care for our bodies from a more holistic sensibility. More than just putting healthy, organic foods in our bodies, we can now choose from an entirely new marketplace of products designed to support our whole bodies, from hair to toes, without using man-made chemicals that ultimately may do more harm than good. Some months, our readers respond with vigor to our featured topics, sending me dozens of articles, more than I can print in this magazine but offer to all of our readers globally on our website. This month, I received only three articles on the topic. Was I disappointed? Did it say something about the topic I proposed? No. THE EDGE MAGAZINE 763.433.9291 P.O. Box 664, Anoka, MN 55303 www.edgemagazine.net
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What happened instead was that I received a number of articles that addressed where we are now, as a people. We all sense that this is one of those moments when important things are happening. We all sense that we are all being awakened a little more every day as the veil is opened and more of who we are is being revealed. So when only three articles are written on the official topic, and others are writing on something more pressing to their souls, I pay attention. I hope you do, too. This month, a bright light from Northern California, Mikaya Heart, shares a piece called “Manifesting: The Missing Pieces,” which at the heart of it all is an article about how we can create our lives from the soul. Another frequent contributor to The Edge from Pennsylvania, Dr. Stewart Bitkoff, an avid student of Sufi mysticism, shares a piece called “The Sufi Call: Making a Better World.” He, too, is providing direction for us at a time when problems seem to multiply and solutions are in short supply.
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I hesitate to say we are at a crossroads, because in the bigger picture, every moment is a choice, and every choice is a course correction. We are an imperfect piece of marble that slowly, but carefully, is being carved with precision. Every so often a big fragment may fall away and we all feel it deeply. This past month was such an example. But it was still a small part of the process. The challenge for all of us, particularly those in the spiritual community who desire to manifest a perfect peace on Earth now, is to acknowledge that we are all in this together: those who are enlightened and those who are just beginning the journey. We cannot run ahead to grasp the prize and leave everyone else behind. We cannot look back while others are stumbling on the path and not respond. We cannot put ourselves above anyone else. Our task now is to humbly walk in service on this Earth and inspire connection between those who are not talking, and shine our light where there is darkness so those who are lost can find the way forward. This is a time for those who see the path to stop and turn around and support those who are struggling just to catch a breath. Is it possible for all of us to make the journey together? Perhaps that should be the goal. a Tim Miejan is editor and co-publisher of The Edge. Contact him at 651.578.8969 or email email@example.com. Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.
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Yoga Festival to promote well-being Speakers gathering in Minnesota from India, across the United States Minnesota’s Best Yoga Festival & Geeta Conference of Americas, taking place August 27-29 at Geeta Ashram, 10537 Noble Ave., in Brooklyn Park, MN, will promote the keys to well-being, peace and happiness through self-realization, yoga and meditation. The event will include speakers from India and throughout the United States, including Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii). The cost is $60 — $50 for Saturday only — and children 9 years and younger will
be admitted free. Lunch and dinner are included. Noted speakers include: Geeta Geeteshwari, India; Tulsi Gabbard, Hawaii; Satya Kalra; Dr. Ravi Gupta; Narinder Kapoor; Bhanwar Joshi; Dr. Shashi & Chander Prakash; Purnendu Krishnadas; Pandit Dinesh Shastri; Ved Sharma; and Vivek Kamran. Friday’s activities include a meet-andgreet with the special guests, followed by dinner and an opportunity to learn best practices from across the country. Saturday morning includes a meeting with Rep. Gabbard, as well as “Your Keys to Peace & Happiness Through SelfRealization & Srimadh Bhagvad Geeta” with multiple presenters. Youth discussions and
competition also will take place. Saturday afternoon features break-out sessions on: the Art of Living — Breath, Mind and Happiness; Hatha Yoga — How it Works in Utah Prisons; the Science of Spirituality, Healing with Meditation; Mindfulness; Nature Cure; Mantra & Meditation; and Janmasthmi Celebrations, Bhajans. On Sunday, Pandit Dinesh and Guru Ma will present Geeta Path Geeta Havan, and Guru Ma Pravachan. For more information, contact: Vivek Kamran at Vivekkomal108@msn. com or 612.636.9150; Dr. Hari Prasad at 763.773.3992; Kumud Kamran at 651.210.2984; Komal Khatri a 763.442.0282; or Sapna Puri at 763.355.4812 . Visit www. geetaashrammn.org. a
Spiritual master to speak, teach meditation in Minneapolis in August Renowned spiritual Master Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj will be in Minneapolis on Saturday, Aug. 13, and Sunday, Aug. 14, at DoubleTree - Bloomington Minneapolis South, 7800 Normandale Blvd., Minneapolis, to offer talks and a meditation initiation. The spiritual Master travels the world helping others realize the power of their souls through meditation. He teaches a simple, yet powerful, technique anyone can practice. These talks are free and open to all. Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj describes the journey we can all make into inner spiriSant Rajinder tual realms. It is a journey of love and light, Singh Ji Maharaj made possible as we meditate. “Meditation can uplift our soul to realms in which we can find the answers to all our spiritual questions,” Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj says. The public is invited to attend and learn a simple yet powerful meditation technique that everyone can do. He will present the public talk “Explore Peace and Happiness” at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13. He will speak at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, on “Building Bridges through Meditation, and lead an initiation following the talk, providing in-depth instructions for meditation on the inner Light and Sound. Along with spiritual fulfillment, benefits of meditation include physical and mental health, inner peace, personal fulfillment and stress-free work-life balance. Science of Spirituality is a worldwide, non-profit spiritual organization dedicated to transforming lives through meditation, under the guidance of Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj. For more information, call 612.216.4444, email MinneapolisCenter@sos.org and visit www.sos.org/event/MN or www.sos.org. a
Vegetables ripe for skewering Food First
by Nutrition Julie What makes August great is the abundance of vegetables in the garden and still plenty of long summer days left to grill! Of course, there also are plenty of fun, summer activities, so I like to keep meals quick, simple and nutrient dense. This recipe is fun for older kids, as well! Let them skewer their own fun combinations and they will enjoy eating them all the more! Serve alongside your favorite grilled meat or fish. Rainbow Skewers Collect your favorite veggies from the garden or local farmer’s market, some of my favorites are: Zucchini Yellow summer squash Onions Assorted peppers: Red, Yellow, Green and Orange Cherry Tomatoes Button Mushrooms/Baby Portabellas Wash and chop your veggies into 1-inch chunks. Put them all in a large
bowl together and pour a marinade mixture over them. Marinade: 2 T Olive Oil 1 T Balsamic Vinegar 2 cloves chopped garlic Salt and Pepper to taste Of course if you have lots of veggies, increase your marinade amounts. There should be enough to finely coat the vegetables. Marinade for at least 15 minutes, or longer for a better flavor. Place vegetables on skewers in any order you please. Grill to desired doneness (20-30 minutes, turning occasionally). Also great in the broiler. a Nutrition Julie is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and Raw Food Nutrition Educator who is passionate about Nutrition, Health and Wellness. Julie believes that real, whole, nutritious foods are a powerful tool in living a healthy, conscious, disease-free life and works to educate, inspire and empower the people she works with through her step-bystep Food First System. For more information, visit www.NutritionJulie.com. Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.
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The Sufi Call: Making a better world Nasrudin was now an old man looking back on his life. He sat with his friends in the tea shop telling his story. “When I was young I was fiery — I wanted to awaken everyone. I prayed to Allah to give me the strength to change the world. In mid-life I awoke one day and realized my life was half over and I had changed no one, so I prayed to Allah to give me the strength to change those around me who so much needed it. Alas, now I am old and my prayer is simpler. “Allah,” I ask, “please give me the strength to at least change myself.” — by Eric Twose, The Caravanserai Page (Facebook) by Dr. Stewart Bitkoff According to Sufi tradition, man/woman is the meeting point between heaven and earth and is created with a spiritual destiny. Within each person there is the capacity to create, make decisions and destroy. These aspects or abilities reflect Higher attributes and man/woman’s birthright is to rule a vast, personal spiritual kingdom. Humanity is evolving to a higher state of consciousness. This is both individual and collective — as a race of people. This evolution is purposeful and guided so it may be attained. To help safeguard this Plan, there is a hierarchy of servants and teachers who work on many levels. Collectively humanity has a potential and destiny. Many of the holy books speak about this potential. These references are part allegorical and part literal. In the Plan, each person or soul has a distinctive role. In part, that is what this life is about. To figure out how you fit into the world, using your physical, mental and spiritual potential. The world needs good people who are doing what they can to make things work for themselves and others. In each day, there are many opportunities to reach higher and fulfill your individual destiny or plan. Simply ask yourself, before doing something that you are uncertain about, if this action will bring you closer or further you from your own higher destiny and the Source. Learn to wait for an answer. You can do this. Slowly you will begin to hear your own inner capacity. Follow this inner voice. This inner voice and its wisdom are aligned with the higher destiny of the universe. This piece is written for those who come later and those who might wonder how to make this world a little better. This formula (and Plan) has long existed; it is relatively easy to describe, but more complex to inact. The Formula
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with others and contribute to making your family, community and world better. In each thought/action reach higher; seek to take the high road: expressing the highest part of self. The Inner Journey
The inner journey begins by realizing the potential within and the potential within us all, collectively. Within each there is an empty space that we seek to fill with all kinds of things, people and pursuits. This primal emptiness is part of the reason we came to this planet/realm. We came here to fully express ourselves both as spiritual and physical beings; this emptiness serves as a friction that pushes us forward, always searching for that missing piece, wanting more and pushing ourselves to go further. Without it, we would be more or less content with our circumstance and rarely seek to travel further. It is the fire in our belly to go and do, seek and become. Filling the Empty Place
Ultimately, this empty place is to be filled with The Light of Eternity. Once this missing piece has been identified and added to the mix, higher learning and more purposeful living might begin. You see, in a sense, we were born incomplete so the Light might fill this empty place with spiritual energy and more fully incorporate our other talents — and then we have what is termed the completed person. One of the characteristics of this individual, who has reached spiritual completion, is that they are equally concerned about themselves as they are about others. Realizing that if people are to reach their full potential, they must be given opportunity to go and become — also realizing that if their brother is hungry, they in a sense are hungry, as well. For you see, having experienced the interconnectedness of all living things through the Light, they realize the Higher Potential can only be accomplished if people focus and work together. Helping Others
The world is a mess right now, because people are not working together to help each other. There are too many takers; key individuals are overly concerned for themselves and are not considering their brothers/sisters at the level necessary. This is the situation where some self-interest is necessary to healthy living, but over-concern leads to selfishness, which is harmful to self and others. The first step in making the world better is: to work on yourself to become the best person that you are capable of becoming.
Find out who you are, what talents you have and how they might be incorporated into the world. Each of us has come here with a skill set that will help us fulfill our life plan. This life plan is designed so that you can reach personal excellence and, in the process, make the world a better place. Better individuals working together help create better outcomes. Each of us has an individual spiritual destiny, and humanity has a collective destiny, as well. Through the Light, the entire universe is evolving upward, returning to the place of Origin. When the souls were created, they were sent out into the universe with a cosmic mission: to go and create, returning one day more complete in understanding and increased capacity to be One with the Creative Element. In the earth phase, because of the contrast between the spiritual and physical, greater opportunity exists to create and join with the Creative Element. Within each soul, there is an aspect that is most like this Creative Element. It is this aspect that will lead us home through the many worlds and is our compass through the dark night. Compromise & the Lower Soul
One of the characteristics of the lower self is that it wants what it wants and reluctantly compromises. Yet, compromise is an essential aspect to living in a family and community; yet it is something that is difficult for the lower soul to learn and accept. Hence, for most there is an ongoing friction between what we want and what the situation may demand. We see this trait in young children, particularly when they are focused on doing something. They will scream and shout — yelling and crying, “I want it now.” While the response from an adult may be a little more subtle, the intent is often the same: wanting things their way. The desire to control is a very ancient part of us, and it talks to our need for survival and directing our destiny. Sometimes, this need to have our own way stands in the way of our living harmoniously with others. It also can be an impediment to accepting solutions to complex problems. Sometimes, we have to give-in a little and accept outcomes that we don’t want to accept. A compromise is a way of settling differences, with everyone making some concession and often meeting halfway. This is something that is very difficult for the untrained lower soul to do, for the lower soul wants to be in charge dictating outcomes. One of the biggest learning experiences for me was when I had children. I had to learn to give up my time and help care for see Sufi Call on p. 12
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them. While I personally wanted to sleep, my wife and I took turns doing the middle-of-the-night feeding. The lower soul in me was yelling, “Stay in bed,” and the higher soul was saying, “Get-up and care for your young one.” What made this easier was the love in my heart, and it pushed me forward and helped get me out of bed. Until all people see this dynamic working in themselves and rise above it — the need to get what we want (stay in bed) as opposed to what the situation requires (feed the babe) — there will be friction and lack of harmony. Caring For My Neighbor
Why should I care about my neighbor? There are many reasons to do so. First, nobody lives in isolation. We are social creatures who depend upon each other for our survival and quality of life. Second, if my neighbor is hungry and sick, at some point, these troubling conditions will affect me directly. I may catch whatever disease is affecting my neighbor. And one day if he continues to stay hungry, he will knock on my door demanding food. We see this throughout history. Eventually, oppressed people turn against their oppressors and take back whatever is rightfully theirs. This is a vicious cycle, and our best chance for co-existence is mutual sharing of resources. The Sufi Call says that within our universe there is a primal energy that is life-giving, loving and all-knowing. This energy is the enabling factor, and in time through a guided course of study, the individual learns to embrace and use this primordial element. Having a part of this element within, slowly the individual recognizes this energy as the Source of their inner burning. In the journey to completion, each is the prodigal son/daughter who returns, with spiritual capacity and is embraced by their Father/Mother to share in the kingdom and their birthright. Then, gradually as intended, the world becomes a better place: one person at a time. a Dr. Stewart Bitkoff is an avid student of Sufi Mysticism and the perennial philosophy. Professionally, specializing in the healing applications of therapeutic recreation, psychiatric rehabilitation and mental health treatment, Bitkoff holds a doctorate in education and has served as a faculty member for six colleges and universities. He is the author of Sufism for Western Seekers, The Ferryman’s Dream and A Commuter’s Guide to Enlightenment, among others. Visit www.stewartbitkoff.com. Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.
The missing pieces by Mikaya Heart Much of what is written about the concept of manifestation makes people roll their eyes. Whatever your attitude, looking at the missing pieces in this process helps us to understand the true nature of reality, and then we can more easily choose a life that is pleasing and worthwhile. The first of these missing pieces is summed up in the question, “Who is doing the manifesting?” Something manifested you before you were born, and made choices that dictated the kind of life you have led, right? We can call this original source of creation by many names, such as higher self, soul, source, god, or all-that-i-am. What did all-that-I-am intend when it chose the character, the body and the environment into which you were born? And who does the choosing now that this human self thinks it is adult enough to make its own choices? The answers to those questions require us to adopt a very broad perspective on life in human form. All-that-we-are doesn’t know pain, fear, anger or frustration. It doesn’t know what it’s like to be limited. It’s fascinated by the possibilities inherent in a life in limited physical form. It wants to experience everything. Appreciating and accepting the wisdom of allthat-we-are doesn’t mean the human self can’t make its own choices, but it requires learning how to experience everything fully, because that satisfies all-that-we-are, and it will then allow the human self to move on to other things that will hopefully be more in alignment with what we humans consider pleasant. We cannot avoid the destinies that all-thatwe-are wants for us, no matter how much we might wish to do so. The skill of being fully present for an unpleasant experience is an essential aspect of the art of being human, enabling us to get it over with quickly. The beauty of acknowledging the source of all creation is that we are immediately a lot closer to what we really want. Many people, when they first think about what they want, will say more money. It’s great to have money — but once the basics are met, wouldn’t peace of mind be a lot more valuable? What about being able to embrace the fullness of our potential? Or operating from a place of trust
and leaving behind fears that keep us limited? Money is only a tool. Let’s move beyond the concept of financial welfare to something more profound. Another missing piece is about allowing yourself to feel the joy of having what you want, and allowing that joy to flow through your body. That is no small feat when you don’t actually have it yet, and you must have been feeling its absence, or lack, because otherwise you wouldn’t know you want it. You have to change this awareness of lack. It helps to have a positive attitude to life, a good partnership with your body, and a very strong imagination. It takes practice. And when we keep falling back to the default awareness of lack, the thing we want can’t come to us. We are unconsciously wishing it away instead of wishing it present. We have to acknowledge our deep-seated default beliefs so that we can change or replace them, yet they are so familiar that we are probably unaware of them. However, this process involves more than just our minds: it is also about our bodies. When we allow the energy of a desire to flow through our bodies, so that we jump for joy and laugh out loud — then we are really on our way to fulfilling our desires, and we can bypass the mental beliefs that block that fulfillment. A single article cannot possibly cover the art of manifestation in any depth but perhaps you are getting the idea that it requires the courage to do some serious soul-searching, far beyond egoic motivation. Ultimately, it puts you in touch with powerful creative abilities in this lifetime and further, which is tremendously rewarding. Some people may not support you, but many of us are choosing to look more deeply now — and we are all rooting for each other. a Mikaya Heart is an award-winning author, a spiritual mentor, a shamanic practitioner, and an ordained Minister of Holistic Healing, helping people to operate from a place of trust instead of fear. Her latest book is Life, Lies, and Sex: A User’s Guide to Being in a Body. She is working on a book about the art of manifestation. Although based in northern California, she leads a very varied lifestyle and travels a great deal. Contact Mikaya at firstname.lastname@example.org and visit www.mikayaheart.org. Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.
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Industrious joy Mercurial Messages through the Zodiac
by Heather Roan Robbins This August is unusually industrious. We may only get a few moments lazying in a hammock or communing with the trout stream, so let gratitude make every one of those moments precious. If our responsibilities nag us, we’ll be happier when we’ve done something constructive. Our personal, professional or social justiceoriented efforts can bring us deep satisfaction as the month unfolds. Leo season brings creativity; this year’s cultural urgencies ask us to renew, but also keep working towards a more beautiful world. The Leo sun trines Saturn early August and encourages our work. School supplies begin to look good after Venus enters Virgo on August 5. Mars leaves brooding Scorpio and enters upbeat, impatient Sagittarius on August 2. Work around logistical snafus August 6-10; if you’re feeling confused or concerned, act
with compassion foremost. Delays unravel and progress furthers after Saturn turns direct on August 13. An Aquarius Full Moon eclipse on August 18 creates an opening for community healing if we balance the needs of the individual with those of the collective. Our conversation expands as Mercury conjuncts Jupiter August 22. Expect uncertainty or a wisp of sadness as the first leaves tinge red around August 26 as Mars squares Neptune. Let a beautiful Jupiter-Venus conjunction expand emotions Aug 29. Organize logistics before Mercury retrogrades on August 30. Aries (Mar. 21-Apr. 19)…Keep attending your gardens of all types; seeds planted last year towards travel, education and expansion begin to shoot sprouts. Be tactful August 6-7 as Venus squares Mars, even if your tail twitches. Rein in impulses and direct them towards your longterm goals around August 24 as Mars conjuncts Saturn.
Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20)…This month may work paradoxically; work to strengthen your own resources, and they slip away; work to help others in a healthy and sustainable way, and your worth grows. If confusion bubbles between people you love mid-month, don’t get caught up in their stories: stand back and be steady instead.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)… Breathe: after a few tough months, you are out of the hot seat this month, if you choose to be, as Mars enters Sagittarius. Watch a tendency to over extend, listen to pearls of wisdom from friends. Garden relationships with beloveds mid-August, and clarify misunderstandings August 24-26.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)…Think peace, peace, peace: even though it may be tempting to stress quibble, particularly with beloveds around Aug 6-10, find your still quiet place within, and radiate peace. Be on the lookout for full opportunities around August 22, and clear misunderstandings and pursue possibilities.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)… You’ve been doing a lot of deep inner work this year, and now the results show, but it’s your choice whether you shine or growl as Mars enters Sagittarius. Nurture your playful spirit and appreciate those who love you at the end of the month.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)… Bring your attention to your material resources, whether that’s your garden, body or bank account. Appreciate what you have; tend the crops and they multiply. Work on communications with siblings and sibling-like people, though they may be stressed on August 6-10. Stay centered around the eclipse on August 18; step back from reactivity and break into good possibilities. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)…Be the sunshine. You can be appreciated for your maturity and leadership as the month begins, but you need to share the spotlight anyway. When the group shines, so do you, particularly around the eclipse on August 18. Towards the end of August, it will bear fruit to put form and work towards your dreams. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)…Take the opportunity to reach out and start the conversation. Let the natural flow ease your stage fright. You may feel lazy or find the world taxing August 6-10, but efforts reap rewards. Kick back and relax around August 2. Fill the wells, you’ll be very busy soon. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)…This month for you may be thoughtful, a time of introspection when everybody else is partying at the picnic. Engage intriguing, behind-thescenes transformative work. Breathe through temperamental relationships on August 6; do that good relationship work mid-August. Do the right thing, and then allow yourself to wax poetical as the month ends.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan.19)…This could be a lovely month, though keep your eye out for co-dependent behavior; you’re so wonderfully efficient it’s easy to take advantage. Balance your joys with responsibilities, your needs and theirs. Let spirit, water and imaginations field the world weariness mid-month, and feel energy return to your work around August 24. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)… Your friends and community may have a lot going on this month, so decide carefully when to engage. Confusion about other people’s resources will need radical honesty and clear engagement. Don’t be afraid to receive or give — just clarify the term. Be thoughtful early August, and engage opportunities after August 13. Pisces (Feb. 19-Mar. 20)…Tend to your health now, and it continues to improve. Be neither passive nor worried; be positive and proactive instead. Correct misunderstandings around August 7, then imagine, create and love in mid-August. At the end of the month, be patient professionally, and engage socially. a Heather Roan Robbins is a heartcentered and choice-oriented astrologer, palmist and ceremonialist with 30+ years’ experience. Her book, Moon Wisdom: Transform Your Life using the Moon Signs and Cycles, brings real astrology into an accessible format. She’s trained in astrolocality, mythic, multi-generational and traditional astrology and uses it at the core of her spiritual counseling. For a daily view, read Starcodes at www.roanrobbins.com. Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.
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The Inner Revolution
5 Radical Ideas that will change You, and the World, forever “To be truly radical is to make hope possible rather than despair convincing.” — Raymond Williams by Nick Seneca Jankel There is a war going on right now, as you are reading this. It is a war that all of us are participating in, whether we know it or not. And it is a war whose stakes are so high that the very future of our economy, our environment and our children’s lives depend on the outcome. This battle is a battle for ideas — the beliefs and values that govern how the entire world works. And the only way to join the battle is to question your own assumptions and make sure that what you believe — about yourself, the world, and the connections between the two — fits what you feel in your deepest core. You, me and everyone else who cares about our shared future as a species must do this if we are to thrive ourselves; and ensure our world thrives too. As William Blake said: We “must create a system or be enslaved by another man’s.” Below, I share with you five of the most radical ideas any of us can think. They are radical because they challenge the current system and the individuals and organizations that benefit most from it. These ideas fly in the face of five “Noble
Lies” (as Plato called them), basic assumptions about who we are and what our role in life is that are the foundation of all modern economics, politics, business, medicine and individual lifestyle aspirations. To embrace the radical, we must first be prepared to give up the comfortable. This can be challenging — a red-or-the-blue-pill moment. What makes it more tricky is that many of the rich and powerful ridicule these five radical ideas, trying instead to sell us all on a “rational” worldview that puts profit and productivity ahead of just about everything else. They have achieved this feat by claiming: that the way things are fits the “natural” order of things; that survival of the fittest is a genetic imperative; that the profit motive is elemental and benefits everyone eventually; and that we are all selfinterested, rational, utility-optimizers. As a race and planet, we are now paying for the consequences. In the words of the great critical thinker Michel Foucault, it is time to “excavate” the foundations of our political, social and economic systems and identify the outdated assumptions that lie at the heart of them. Then we can, one assumption at a time, discern if they seem to be timeless and true; or false and failing. Are the ideas we run our lives on creating a world of enlightenment, empowerment
and enjoyment — or a world of depression, disease and devastation?
Big 5 Myths I believe that the Big 5 Myths whose time has come are: The myth of the machine: The universe is like a clock. We are cogs within it. We must work and produce to be of value. If value can’t be measured, it doesn’t really exist. The myth of the self: We are atomic units, discrete individuals, destined to be alone (and lonely). The myth of competition: We are all inherently selfish and naturally competitive, driven by survival to fight tooth and claw for what we feel we need. The myth of personal ownership: Whatever we find or make we should own — no matter how much others may need it. The myth of growth: We have to constantly accumulate more wealth, and create more value, in a world of unlimited natural resources. These ideas may look innocuous, but they are profoundly dangerous. The work as a nested hierarchy, one scaffolding on the surface of the other, ever upwards towards rampant capitalism, corrupt politics and painful, disconnected lives.
5 Big Ideas Instead, if we switch on, we can embrace five bold ideas: The idea of the organism: The universe is alive, organic, interconnected. We are here to create and express. The idea of interdependence: We are profoundly interconnected in ways that we can fathom and ways we cannot. The more we feel the interconnection, the more we thrive. The idea of collaboration: We are all as inherently kind and compassionate as we are selfish; we can always work together towards a common purpose. The idea of sharing: We can share resources, even if that means we “lose” personally; we can give before we get to create a win win-win for all. The idea of flourishing: We can conserve our resources and focus instead on personal growth and mutual thriving. These 5 Big Ideas have not been plucked from thin air — more wishful thinking by an unrealistic optimist. Each is grounded in the latest scientific research into physics, networks, social psychology and animal behavior. Each has precedent both in the historical record and in tribes and cultures different from our own. Each has been taught for millennia by countless wisdom traditions and indigenous myths. Each has been leveraged for extraordinary impact by the greatest thinkers and leaders of modernity, from Leo Tolstoy to Nelson Mandela.
Each is a systemic “sweetspot” — what Buckminster Fuller, the legendary designer and innovator, called a “trimtab” — where a small shift can create disproportionately large change. This is all about cultural, cosmological, metaphysical acupuncture. If we are willing to surrender the old assumptions and embrace the new ideas — which fit emerging scientific evidence far better — we can change everything that we have created in the “real” world, global warming and child poverty included. The resulting Inner Revolution has the power to sweep all before it. Our worst problems can disappear remarkably quickly, as they are simply crystallizations of what we collectively believe. The core of this Inner Revolution has to be spiritual, not political, in nature. As a brilliant historian, Lynn White, wrote in a prescient essay in 1967: “Since the roots of our trouble are so largely religious, the remedy must also be essentially religious, whether we call it that or not.” We are transforming our understanding of human nature away from a worn out cultural narrative towards a fresh, vibrant one: We get to enjoy knowing ourselves as conscious beings that are intrinsically part of, and inextricably interlinked with, a creative, dynamic, conscious universe. The Inner Revolution is not simply an intellectual exercise, cognitive sword-play for the educated elite. Nor is it merely a pretty New Age ideal. Far from it. As we embrace the truth of our existence, we begin
to deliver it tangibly in all our actions and creations in the real world. We turn inspiration into action in the form of social enterprises, intentional communities, collaborative consumption, digital and real-world activism, conscious capitalism and scores of other practices and principles that build thrivability over negativity. The Inner Revolution — a politics of judicious hope not cynical despair — is our only chance if we want to stop spending our precious shared resources on things we don’t really need, accelerating injustice and planetary degradation in the process. This kind of radical self-consciousness — bringing with it the often uncomfortable realization of the complicity of each of our everyday thoughts in the creation and maintenance of a system that, well, sucks for most — is the key to bringing into existence the concrete social justice, environmental sustainability, economic equality and inter-racial peace so many truly hope for. Our only hope today lies in our ability to recapture the revolutionary spirit and go out into a sometimes hostile world declaring eternal hostility to poverty, racism and militarism. We must move past indecision to action. a
“The choice is ours, and though we might prefer it otherwise, we must choose in this crucial moment of human history.” — Martin Luther King Jr. Nick Seneca Jankel is a 21st century shaman who works at the cutting-edge of personal and corporate change. He has helped over 50,000 people, scores of world-class brands and millions of TV viewers learn and use powerful tools for transformation. He runs peoplepowered innovation and leadership consultancy, WeCreate Worldwide, which works with teams and leaders to have and sustain breakthroughs in products, services, processes and business models. His latest book, Switch On: Unleash Your Creativity and Thrive with the New Science and Spirit of Breakthrough, is published globally. Copyright © 2015. All Rights Reserved.
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Connecting to your Higher Self Tapping into the energy of the Moment A Pleiadian Message
by Christine Day Beloved ones, we greet you. Through the anchoring of the Covenant on the planet last month there has been a further unfolding of a series of energetic shifts. Sacred openings have revealed further unlimited opportunities for you to journey on a new pathway. A doorway is being held wide open so you can effortlessly enter and be led onto this road. This heralds in a Timeline space in which you can navigate into new realms of potential. This Timeline is designed to enable you to align, stabilize and be brought into a deeper perception of what we call “the moment.” The direct experience will bring you into a fuller comprehensive understanding of what is available to you on another level. The energy of “the moment” gives you access to the multidimensional expression of your Higher Self. These aspects of you that exist within “the moment” bring you to another state of experiencing your self without the interference of the 3rd dimensional element of the ego mind. Multidimensional aspect
Through these revolutionary pure energies that are being transmitted by the Covenant, a full stabilization of “the moment” is made possible to enable you to navigate and experience the multidimensional aspects of Self. Many of you are ready to begin a more complete connection with your Higher Self through the powerful energy of “the moment.” This pathway has been created for your own self-empowerment, so that you can begin a profound, more stable connection with your Higher Self. You are being called right now by your own Higher Self to begin this sacred reconnection. In the past, many veils have been in place preventing you from developing this stable connection. An opening created by the Covenant energy makes it possible for you to be repositioned with this higher consciousness of Self that exists. Through the Covenant, you are being presented with a passport that moves you beyond the separated state. In the past you have been held back through illusion, which has prevented you from having a full experience of Truth. As you enter “the moment,” you will become aware of a limitless Timeline that exists. Understand that you are naturally connected to “the moment.” This is an innate part of your higher state. So as you move into the experience of “the moment,” you realign to that which already exists as part of your sacred nature within. Through this opening, an unlimited potential of being is revealed for you to receive, acknowledge and align. 18 www.edgemagazine.net
A deeper aspect
By bringing your awareness into the experience that is presenting in “the moment” and then placing your conscious breath directly into the happening, you are able to enter a deeper aspect of “the moment” being held on a multidimensional level. This whole process can be likened to opening up a gift. Your awareness and breath is like unwrapping the gift. As the wrapping comes away, you discover a sacred revelation within “the moment” of the experience! As you consciously choose to open into “the moment” in this way, you fully receive what is waiting for you within the experience. There are always gifts to receive in “the moment” that are unfathomable from the ego mind’s perception. However, these gifts are jewels waiting for you to reach in and reclaim. This is why we refer to the multidimensional moment. As you open to receive these powerful energetic forms within “the moment,” you transform because you are aligning — receiving new levels of your own Higher Self. The Covenant’s energy allows for the acceleration of your own birthing process. The process itself requires you to slow down and to consciously begin to take full ownership of your self in ‘“the moment.” Know that you can open into one level of “the moment” and then another level, continuing to unfold, working within many different levels of your own Higher Self multidimensional potential. Self-transformation
Consider how many “moments”exist within your day. We are asking for you to select just one moment in time to utilize this unwrapping, being with “the moment” process, simultaneously anchoring this multidimensionality of Self through your life. Each time you choose to unfold into your experience in this way, you will create self-transformation. Know that as you unfold into “the moment,” you open into an unlimited Timeline space of potential. There is no end to the possibilities that you can unfold within. In Truth, you are going through a powerful metamorphosis. The evolution of your Higher Self is taking place within the sacred form that is birthing from “the moment.” For many of you, this action of coming into “the moment” is to be now. You get to initiate playing out this essential aspect of your unfolding destiny. This is part of your mission, part of your self-realization process that leads into your enlightenment. Energetic hologram
We, the Pleiadians, are here to stabilize the Covenant and to anchor an energetic Hologram on the planet. This Hologram contains the full frequency energy of the awakening of humanity for this time. This acts as a mirror, reflecting out to you your own brilliance that is contained and
found within “the moment.” So you have the full potential of your Higher Self being mirrored to you. The Sun is also carrying aspects of this mirroring and is aligning through the Hologram and into the Covenant. Mother Mary plays a powerful role in this unfolding process. She holds the sacred heart energy and transmits this through the Hologram, sending it outwards to each one of you who call her forward. She carries the Holy Mother energy, presenting the full creation frequency out to all who wish to receive from her. Do know that her love is interconnected through all hearts, and as you move consciously into “the moment” your own heart’s desire within you is made manifest. The Covenant makes it possible for your sacred heart to be fully aligned through the physical cells of your own heart. This is your time for the sacred of Self to be anchored through your heart. This forging through your heart is an essential aspect of the plan for your self-resurrection to unfold. The Christ energy also is manifested as part of this sacred synergy, and the resurrection energy is being held out to each one of you now. You can utilize and draw from the resurrection form by truly letting go, and allowing your own unique sacred resurrection process. The Christ has spoken of the essential need of the self-loving element to evolve within us, which encompasses the need for self-acceptance of the life we have lived. The frequency of letting go and acceptance exists within the resurrection form and is strongly mirrored within the Hologram that we, the Pleiadians are anchoring for you now. A next phase
As a human race, you are moving into a next phase of your potential on the Earth. Your original reason for being here is changing for many of you. This is a next step that many of you are ready to take to forge a new road. Humanity is requiring you to hold a different alignment frequency within you, so higher vibrations of
love can exist on the planet. These higher vibrations of love will enhance the potential for other human beings by creating a current that will begin to draw others to their own pathway of Self. Today is your time to thrive, to let go and turn back towards your self. Choosing to hold your self and move into “the moment” in a state of receivership. The sacred synergy of this, your unfolding, is here at last. The energetic form of the Covenant has come to ensure that you accomplish the goal of your unfolding. The timing is perfect for each one of you. There is a huge celebration in acknowledgement of where you have brought yourself so far. Now you take another step forward, moving consciously into a “next phase” on planet Earth. You open into another stage of the “new dawning’”on your planet. You begin with one step forward into “the moment.” As you do this, you claim another aspect of rejoining your spiritual heritage. In the past you never truly opened into any one moment. You were thinking of yesterday, tomorrow or worrying about something inconsequential. You have missed what was right in front of you. This was a natural outcome during your human experience of being in separation! Everything has changed, this is your time to step through the doorway into “the moment” and just Be. We present to you a simple process of entering and being in “the moment.”
PROCESS: BEING IN “THE MOMENT” STEP 1: Claim “the moment” as yours. This means
open your awareness into your experience. For example, open to the warmth of the sun, wind on your face, your physical connection to the chair you are sitting on or simply bring your hand to your physical heart. If you are holding a flower, bring your awareness into the flower and take a conscious breath. Placing your breath into the flower will bring see Pleiadian on p. 20
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your awareness deeper into the experience. Take another breath into where you find your self, and let go. Bring your awareness deeper again, just let go. Take any one of these examples to draw you, to align you deeper into “the moment.” You get to claim your “moment,” your self in “the moment.” Just allow the experience to unfold. STEP 2: You can then use a sacred sound that
will expand your multidimensional experience wherever you find your self. Bring your awareness into the space, then take a breath and let go. Place the sound where you find your self, and let go further. The sound is ASTAH EE — just use the sound once.
STEP 3: When you feel complete in “the
moment,” bring your awareness to your heart space, place your hands on your chest, breathe and let go. As you go through a series of multidimensional moments that you create with this process, your time on Earth will unfold. Through your experiences, you claim “the moment” and remember, you have said yes to this sacred process. Know that deeply within you is the understanding that this whole metamorphosis of unfolding is a self-resurrection process. You are to self-resurrect on this planet, and witness the emergence of your self-empowerment. This birth will create a current that flows through the Earth creating a new Form. This Form will umbrella out, unfolding into a sacred womb that supports the birthing of a new consciousness for all mankind. In a certain moment, the Earth will line up with all the sacred points within the Universe. At that juncture, there will be a mass awakening, a remembering. This is a pre-ordained happening that each one of you will play an essential role through the activation of your own process of being in“the moment” of your experience. This is the step of coming home. You do not navigate your way alone. This has never been the plan. However, the true power is in your hands, you get to choose to step forward and claim what is rightfully yours in “the moment.” We witness you in your unfolding. Blessings, The Pleiadians a
Christine Day is a leading spiritual teacher, healer, channel and author. Following a traumatic childhood in her native Australia, Christine was diagnosed with advanced Systemic Lupus at the age of 31 and given a short time to live. Shortly afterward, she experienced a profound spiritual awakening with the Pleiadians, the energy of which moved her to a place of complete self-healing. Since then Christine has been presenting Pleiadian Events, Seminars and Transmissions of Light throughout the United States and internationally. Visit www.ChristineDayOnline.com. Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.
How I learned unconditional love by Linda Deer My family always had pets. As a child I loved animals! In 1982, I became a lifelong vegetarian. I had all kinds of pets continuously for 47 years. Now there were only two. Jaguar, 18, was an affectionate and loving cat. One day I noticed she was losing her balance and quickly lost consciousness. It was heartbreaking! We drummed for her journey to the spirit world. I had just lost six friends and now my beloved cat. But I had my dog Angel, my beloved guardian. I can honestly say that I have never felt such unconditional love from any person/pet ever. We were so close, and he understood my thoughts. When I overslept, he would awaken me. He would even bring me his leash. Now he, too, was failing. His back legs were very weak, and he had difficulty getting up. I said that if he couldn’t get up, that was the end. But I helped him, and he was still enjoying his daily one-mile walks. Then he started limping on his left front leg. I gave him Chinese herbs two times, and he no longer limped. He refused any food containing medication. When I removed the medicine, he ate voraciously. One day I thought he was passing. I sobbed and begged him to stay. He revived. Several weeks later, he slept for 16 hours. Again, I wouldn’t let him go, and he revived. He was still walking and eating. I said if he couldn’t walk, that was the end. Then three nights in a row he fell down after walking a block. His limp worsened and he could barely get out to potty. He got extreme diarrhea for two days. It was doctor time. Even though I have had many pets, I had only put one comatose pet to sleep. I discussed that possibility with Angel twice. I cried from the depth of my being, “I don’t want to do this.” He listened and turned his head away with tears in his right eye. I asked for a sign! An hour before the dreaded appointment, I pulled some dental floss from the container, and only a short piece remained. I thought, “The end, just like life.” I then turned the bathroom light on, and the bulb burned out. I thought, “The light went out — a
metaphor for the end!” I put on my blouse, and on the back was a reddishpurplish imprint of a face with two eyes, a nose, and a smiling mouth. I immediately felt it was Angel’s face saying goodbye. The time finally arrived. When my friends and I walked in, Angel lost his balance. The doctor said he didn’t appear to have cancer, although he had a “mass” on his spleen. They could do more tests, but they might not be definitive. Even if they were, they might not be able to do anything. He just didn’t have a “quality
of life.” We talked about how painful certain parts of his body were. I remembered he had tried to pass twice. He was staying just for me! The doctor talked of the gift of not having to suffer anymore. We agreed. Part of me felt stealthy in taking his life. He was trusting and put his life in my hands. But I also had talked to him and knew he agreed with our decision. We kept stroking him, telling him we loved him, and giving him cookies. He was happily chomping them down and wagging his tail. Then he just suddenly fell asleep. The doctor said, “He’s gone.” We drummed and released him to the spirit world. Later, during my drumming circle journey, he said he had wanted to go for a year and loved me very much. When I cut the cords between us, he shot straight upward, not wasting a second! He was finally free. When I turned on the car radio, “Where the Boys Are” was playing. The last line is “Someone waits for me.” I thought of Angel’s doggie family welcoming him home. Even though it was the hardest thing I have ever done, it was with the unconditional love Angel taught me that I let him go. RIP Jaguar, 3/26/16
RIP Angel, 6/15/16
Linda Deer is a psychic medium, hypnotherapist, and shamanic practitioner currently living in California. She has written this article to be of comfort to those who have lost loved ones. Contact her at shamanicspiritservices.com. Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.
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Featuring this month: Greening our Bodies
Native Greening Spirit Leaves
by Janet Michele Red Feather Thank Heavens for a certain wise Mandan. I opened this month’s column with some very pedantic health tips. I read the initial draft to Cedric Red Feather, and he graciously reminded me to invoke the wisdom I’ve gained over years of involvement with the spiritual. In sharing this perspective, I’m not writing a how-to or positing rules for anyone. This way of life works for me; each must find his/her own way. Long ago, Cedric reminds me, everything Native people needed was readily available in Nature. The Original People were natural herbalists. Like Grandma in The Education of Little Tree, they had their “medicinals.” They knew which plants offered what relief, so there was no need to medicate with anything toxic to the body. They had their plants, herbs and natural foods like nuts, berries, buffalo meat and venison. When thirsty, they drank pure, clear water that came down from the mountains. They did not need alcohol. “If you don’t take in alcohol, you’re a lot better off. There’s no real need for it. It’s toxic for people. The Indians didn’t have anything like that to put them out of balance.” These words ring true, having been uttered by The Red Feather Man, a man clean and sober for 30 years. Before learning all of this, I had instinctively given up alcohol in 1990 when I began dancing at powwows. I thought, the last thing Indians need is someone drinking 22 www.edgemagazine.net
around them. Later, I would learn there’s a spiritual reason for abstention from alcohol — we know from our guides that they do not like the smell. As Cedric put it so aptly, “When people drink, the Spirits don’t like being around them. Those who drink a lot look dumb and empty, because the Spirits won’t come to them. It’s better to drink water, which is natural, or peppermint tea, a favorite beverage of the Mandans.” The Mandans I have met practice very natural means of maintaining peak physical condition during their earthly stay. The sweatlodge, for them, is instrumental in addressing all four parts of the person: mind, body, emotions and spirit. I recall many times having entered the quiet, dark, dome-covered space of the sweatlodge. I would feel anxious and poisoned from toxic foods and unbalanced people. As water was poured over the heated rocks in the pit, all negativities were sluiced away. Occasionally, I’d sense the gentle touch of healing Spirits inside the lodge. After four doors of beautiful songs and intense steam, I’d emerge cleansed, calmed and spiritually centered. The Mandans had great regard for the health of each person, especially during an individual’s later years. The Mandans, Cedric informed me, are the only tribe that reserved a distinct village for elders. As a sign of respect, tribal members would bring the elders tobacco they had grown in their own gardens. They would regularly bring them buffalo meat, fish and venison; in turn, the elders would tell stories. For Mandans, care and “greening” of the
body was a matter of lifelong devotion. “The body is born healthy; it gets old, and it dies. How you treat it in death is just as important as how you treat it in life,” Cedric instructs. “They would wash and wrap the body, place it upon a scaffold, and offer food for the journey.” Natural elements worked on it until it decayed and became one again with the river banks. Traditional People remember these things. Fortunately, some are generous enough to share a way of life they had sacrificed for and fought to preserve. Although Cedric and I are best friends, I have never forgotten that he is a Traditional person; so I still engage in the formal gesture of bringing him tobacco. It is in recognition of his role in fulfilling the prophecies, and an acknowledgment of his having spilled his blood so the people may live. I have gained much on my own from going in the sweatlodge; fasting upon the hill; dancing at a Sundance in North Dakota; and singing the sacred songs when asked to in various ceremonies. I have never forgotten, however, Cedric’s immeasurable contribution toward my living a more natural, more spiritually connected and independent way of life. 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@ gmail.com. Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.
Sacred baths help decrease stress by Dr. Paulette Kouffman Sherman Life is full of ups and downs and most people report feeling stressed these days. According to the 2006 Stress & Anxiety Disorders Survey of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, 72 percent of people who have daily stress and anxiety say it interferes with their lives at least moderately. Forty percent of people experience persistent stress or excessive anxiety in their daily lives. Most people need some time to be alone, to reset, center and relax. A sacred bath is a bath that includes essential oils, crystals, intention, meditation and prayer. It just takes 25 minutes and provides a most impactful experience that facilitates personal transformation. While a regular bath is for your physical hygiene, a sacred bath is good for your spiritual, emotional and mental hygiene. The following are five easy ways to de-stress by taking a sacred bath in the privacy of your own home: Essential oils: Essential oils have a very high vibration and many experts say that they cleanse your aura, which affects what you attract. Also, some people say that essential oils enter the bloodstream and oxygenate your body, improving your health. Smell affects your emotional state through the limbic system, so essential oils can improve your mood and relax you. Deep Breathing: Deep breathing puts you into your relaxed nervous system instead of the fight-or-flight nervous system that you are normally in when you feel stressed. This is a way to literally feed yourself oxygen and love. Deep breathing expands your consciousness and increases guidance. It’s a tool that you can use repeatedly to revitalize your body. It’s easy to spend the first few minutes in your sacred bath doing some deep breathing from your abdomen. This is very relaxing for most people. You can imagine breathing in peace and love and breathing out any stress. This process often creates a feeling of peace and well-being. Divine Support and Guidance: People often experience stress when they feel helpless, overwhelmed and lack support. You can always ask for help from your higher Self or from the Divine. These are peaceful, loving energies. You can do a meditation in which you release your worries to them, allowing them to fill you with love and peace. Afterwards, if you get any useful messages you can journal about them. Epsom Salt: Epsom salt removes toxins and relaxes you. You can soak in it and imagine all your worries going down the drain. Releasing Negative Thoughts: Worry consists of repetitive negative thoughts that eventually affect your mood and physiology. Plus, they aren’t constructive. So, you can use your sacred bath
to release these negative thoughts and to replace each one with something positive. If you are thinking about something you cannot do anything about, then agree to just release it for today so that it doesn’t unnecessarily drain your energy. When you shift your thoughts to something positive, this affects your mood, stress level and physiology. I hope that these tips about the benefits of taking a sacred bath to address stress were helpful. Stress is common, but if you are having panic attacks or cannot address your chronic stress alone, please consider seeing a therapist. These sacred baths are a regular tool for wellness for high functioning people. They are not a clinical prescription for anxiety, which needs to be addressed within a psychotherapy treatment. a Dr. Paulette Kouffman Sherman is a licensed psychologist, dating coach and author of The Book of Sacred Baths (Llewellyn), Dating from the Inside Out (Atria Books) and others. She won 15 book awards and her books are translated into five languages. She’s a monthly expert in JDate’s JMag and on Eligible Magazine. She’s been an expert on television like the CBS Early Show & the AM Northwest Early Show and a radio guest on the Curtis Sliwa show, Pathways and others. She has a psychotherapy practice in Manhattan and does dating coaching by phone. To learn more, visit www.drpaulettesherman.com and www. sacredbathing.com. Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.
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Healing & Wellness Centers in the Upper Midwest…and Beyond The following Healing & Wellness centers and businesses offer support to the public in the Upper Midwest...and beyond: Back To Balance Natural Healing Center, 952.236.7610, backtobalancenaturalhealing.com • Knowthyself Healing & Therapy 763.242.3261, knowthyselfhealingandtherapy.com • Valarie Hanna Acupuncture, 320.583.0105, valariehanna.com • Byler Bodywork, LLC, 574.239.5770, www.massagebylerbodywork.com • 10505 Wayzata Blvd., Suite 102, Minnetonka, MN 55305 — Therapies for Body, Mind, and Spirit. Services include: Acupuncture, Breathwork (Individual, Group, Intro. classes), Chiropractic (including pediatric and prenatal care), Infrared Sauna, IonCleanse Treatments, Jikiden Reiki (In-person/Distance Healing), Massage Therapy/ Bodywork, NAET (Nambudripad’s Allergy Elimination Technique), Nutritional Response Testing (NRT), Springboard Nutrition, Therapy/ Coaching. Services by appointment. Body Mind Circle, 612.850.0071, www.bodymindcircle.com, facebook: body mind circle yoga — Traditional Yoga classes (therapeutic with meditation), Reiki and Thai Yoga Therapy at Peace United Methodist Church (Shoreview). Summer time yoga at parks in Shoreview and Circle Pines. Hiyala, an experienced therapist of 20 years, offers massage, private yoga and pilates in Spring lake Park (Revitalife Chiro Center and Salon Classic). Heart of the River Healing Center, 44 St. Croix Trail S., Suite 178, Lakeland, MN 55043, 651.436.3387, www.heartoftheriverhealingcenter. com — Heart of the River Healing Center is located conveniently south of Interstate 94 in Lakeland, MN. Established in 2012, Heart of the River partners with practitioners to offer therapeutic
services and educational classes to welcome exploration and healing in the St. Croix River Valley. Visit our website today! Jai Healing Studio, 4801 1/2 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55419, 612.354.7121, info@JaiHealing.com, www.JaiHealing.com — At Jai Healing Studio, we’ve created a space for realizing true personal, holistic balance through chiropractic care and nutritional support. We work to create customized answers for a broad spectrum of healing needs and tailor custom plans based on your health priorities and life goals. “JAI!” Creating victorious lives! Just What You Need Massage Therapy, Mary Ann Hartmon, LMT, 1477 S. Knowles Ave., Suite 110, New Richmond, WI 54017, www.JustWhatYouNeed.MassageTherapy.com — I’m a Massage Therapist in New Richmond, WI, who loves giving a 90-minute session! This allows time for a variety of techniques to address problem areas, and still get you into a state of deep relaxation, so your body can do its own healing. It’s Just What You Need! Willowwood Healing Arts, 612.616.5703, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.willowoodhealing.com — Energy-Based Healthcare Services: Healing the body, mind and spirit as one. Helping clients achieve optimal wellbeing and vitality through multiple modalities. Safe, gentle, dynamic and effective. Now accepting new patients!
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Featured Businesses highlight a different holistic category each month except when The Edge Directory is published (June & November). $50 for a 50-word description + contact info. Major credit cards are accepted. Next month: Coaching & Hypnotherapy. Deadline: August 15. To be included: 763.433.9291 or cathy@ edgemagazine.net or www.edgemagazine.net/ advertise
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EXHIBIT AT AUGUST EVENT: Enchanted Expo is looking for vendors, readers and lecturers for our New Age fair on August 28. A full day is in store for you and clients! Runs 10 a.m.-6 p.m., at White Bear Country Inn in White Bear Lake, MN. Complete details: go to www.enchantedboutiquemn.com/events.html
Coven open to seekers: Whether you are new to the Pagan path or you’ve been on it awhile, we may be your new spiritual home! Our 9-year-old coven has openings for both male and female seekers. Classes start soon – we have only a few spots available, so come and join us! Contact Adariana at firstname.lastname@example.org or 763.307.9621.
business network resources for body , mind
The Business Network is arranged by Category. $90 total for 3 mos., $150 total for 6 mos., $240 total for one year. Deadline: 15th of each month. Major credit cards are accepted. Provide:Category, brief description (25 words or less), name, phone, email, website, photo/logo. To be included: 763.433.9291 or email@example.com or www.edgemagazine.net/advertise 5th DIMENSIONAL ENERGY HEALING Working with the highest available Light on Earth at this time, Susan facilitates healing by working with multiple levels of consciousness. Sessions available for all ages. Susan Broadwell, MA, PsyD., 952.922.1848 firstname.lastname@example.org, www.mindbodytherapymn.com
COACHING BE It Coaching located at Free Spirit Ranch, Maiden Rock, WI, featuring Equine Human Connection™. Understand how you are creating and manifesting at this exact moment. Lisa Kuchinski, CTC, 612.807.4740 or 715.448.4520, email@example.com, www.beitcoaching.com
ANTI-OXIDANT/HYDROGEN-RICH/HEALING WATER: Our bodies are 75% water. What’s the quality of your water? Acidic, Toxic & Dehydrating (sickness) or Alkaline and Hydrating (healthy)? Holistic, Eco-Friendly, Sustainable, Economical Brenda Brazil, 651.334.8742, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.thewaterpatrol.com
CRYSTALS, STONES, STONE ENERGY Ki Stones features mineral specimens, crystals, tumbled stones (over 150 types), decorator pieces, jewelry. In-home store open. Call for an appointment. Sheryl and Dale Fisher, Maple Grove, 763.420.9017, email@example.com, www.kistones.com
Ayurvedic Medicine: Classical Ayurvedic practices using traditional Indian herbal formulas, body therapies, meditation, yoga, pranayama, diet and life style suggestions. Ayurvedic Health Practitioner, Pancha Karma Specialist, 200hr. RYT Ashley Christianson, 320.444.1429, firstname.lastname@example.org
Divine Healing: Divine Specialized REIKI Master healers and educators as guided through Divine guidance. Become a Divine Specialized REIKI Master through our Classes. Divine REIKI - Dagney Kvamme (Walters) & Tracy Kvamme (Krouse) 612.501.0858, email@example.com, www.divinefey8.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
EFT Guaranteed Fast & Easy relief. Change your life NOW. Dr. Kim Eisen is Experienced and Intuitive, Master of EFT. Dr. Kim Eisen, 612.802.HEAL (4325), kim@DoEFT.com, www.DoEFT.com
Breathwork: Guided Breathing Sessions & Reiki combined to release trauma, decrease pain and transform your life. Private sessions, live workshops and certifications available. Deanna Reiter & Troy Stende, 651.238.7248, info@ExperienceQiBreathing.com, www.ExperienceQiBreathing.com
Energy Clearing / Chakra Balancing / Trauma Release: Experience Transformational Intuitive Energy Work. Using Keen wisdom & strength along with tenderness & compassion, Kimberly masterfully orchestrates a safe & loving space for deep healing & Spiritual Awakening. HOPE Healing, Kimberly, 805.769.4734, HopeHealing.Me
BREATH WORK / ENERGY HEALING / SOUL COACHING Heal your Body, Clear your Blocks, Deepen your Connection with Spirit, Transform your Life. Soul Breathing™ workshops and group sessions, ongoing. Individual breath sessions, Pranic Healing® / Reiki by appointment. Terri Peterson, SBF, TBF, RPh., 651.442.4623, email@example.com, www.theconnectingspirit.com
ENERGY HEALING Christine, Reiki Master, offers energy healing sessions for pain relief, relaxation, emotional well-being & general health. It’s wonderful work! Healing Arts 101, Christine, call/text 651.338.1216, www.healingarts101.com
Career, Business & Academic Coaching Coaching for people in the midst of life changes. Assistance in identifying and launching your holistic business. Call for a free 15-minute consultation. Dr. Nakita Savant, 612.812.4310, www.coachmn.com
Environmental Testing, Green Consulting, Certified Green Remodels: House making you sick? Feel better when you’re away? Testing for mold, VOCs, asbestos, EMFs and more. Call now! Discounts for Edge readers! Eco Shaylee LLC, Shaylee Oleson, 612.522.3082, www.ecoshaylee.com
CAREER COUNSELING Clarifying Conversations – guided by your own heart, inspired by your own knowing. Laurie Mattila, M.S.Ed., Career Counselor, 651.644.7766, LaurieMattila@aol.com, www.LaurieMattila.com
FENG SHUI CONSULTATION Consultations, one-on-one professional mentoring, and workshops. Barbara Bobrowitz, Energetic Alignments, 763.571.9437, www.energeticalignments.com
Coaching Are you going through a life transition and feeling lost, confused and stuck? I can help you gain the peace, clarity and confident direction you’re looking for. Terese Guettler, RN, Wellness Coach of Wise Woman Wellness Coaching, 612.501.1806, firstname.lastname@example.org, coachterese.com
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, email@example.com, www.presentmoment.com CONTINUED August 2016 the edge 25
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.garyrbeaver.com
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, www.EyeofHorus.biz
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, email@example.com, www.healyourlifetraining.com
INTUITIVE HEALING Past Life Regression, Reiki, Spiritual Coaching, massage and more. Visit the website for full service offerings and current pricing structure. Tina McGee, 715.456.0677, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.mcgeemassage.com
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, email@example.com, www.presentmoment.com
Intuitive Readings: Kimberly is a Mulit- Sensory Intuitive, a gifted Medium who delivers Readings with Compassion & Care. Your loved ones in Heaven wish to connect with you to give messages of Hope & Healing. They may offer guidance and messages regarding your life. You may also ask other question you may have. Kimberly, 805.769.4734, InfoKimberly8@gmail.com, HopeHealing.Me
Holistic Health & Wellness Coach Manifest balance in your life — health, nutrition, spiritual, career, energy. Create your healing journey. Customized programs. Kristin Johnson, CHHC, AADP, 952.200.4804, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.healorganically.com
Massage, Healing & Chakra Balance: $20 off first-time visit. Enjoy a therapeutic massage the way you like it, and for a little bit more a relaxing healing in a professional environment. Schedule now at www.edgardennis.com. Edgar Massage & Chakra Balance, 612.384.4572, at Backlund Chiropractic, 7101 York Ave. S., Suite 250, Edina, MN, www.edgardennis.com
HOMEOPATHY: 2,000 Homeopathic Remedies, Individual Potencies, Books, Practitioners Available. Contact Dr. Andrew Lucking, N.D., 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, email@example.com, www.presentmoment.com
MEDIUMSHIP, INTUITIVE CARD READINGS, REIKI HEALING, ANIMAL COMMUNICATION As the Minnesota Nice Medium, I use my unique talents and gifts to bring oneness and healing to everyone’s life I touch. The Empathic Connection, 320.226.3127, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.theempathicconnection.com
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, www.ericjchristopher.com
Palm Reading, Reiki, Drumming & Meditation: We carry various products such as Crystals, Rocks, Cards, Jewelry, Dream Catchers & many gift items. Open Fridays 11-5, Saturdays 10-3 & Mondays 4-9. At 26789 Forest Blvd., Wyoming, MN Crescent Moon Metaphysical Shop, Nancy, 612.328.0891
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, email@example.com, www.restoreyourpath.com
Psychic Detective Stacey is an experienced psychic detective and psychic medium who gives accurate messages from Spirit, giving law enforcement and clients direction and peace. Connect With Spirit, Stacey L. Scott, 612.250.5500, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.staceylscott.net
HYPNOTHERAPY & CONSCIOUSNESS COACHING™: Change your mind. Change your life. Five Phase Advanced Transformational Hypnotherapy™. Transform limiting beliefs, fears, anxiety, habits, 5 Pillars of Balance, Spiritual Direction, Conflict Resolution Skills. Judith Froemming, BA, CH, CTC, HNLP, Infinite Mind Hypnosis & Coaching, 651.216.0085, www.infinitemindhypnosis.com
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, email@example.com, www.cindylehman.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.jerrybuchmeier.com
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, www.deborahlynn11.com
HYPNOTHERAPY & TRAINING Past Life, Life-Between Lives Regression. 20 years experience. Madonna Kettler, Ph.D., LBL, 612.709.5578, www.madonnakettler.com
Psychic Medium & Animal Intuitive, Soul Healer & Spiritual Teacher: Award winning and one of the top Psychic Mediums in the world. Readings by phone & office. Monthly: Psychic Galleries. Intuitive & Drum Circles. Weekly: Development classes. Workshops. At Amanae & Frequencies of Brilliance Center, 2324 37th St.E., Mpls. Alison James, 612.424.1411 returned via text, email@example.com, www.alisonjames.us
INNER CHILD WORK & EFT Author of the best-selling Inner Child Workbook & EFT (Tapping) Practitioner. Cathryn Taylor, 612.710.7720, www.EFTforYourInnerChild.com
RECONNECTIVE HEALING It all happens at the quantum level. It all begins with love from an open heart. Experience Reconnective Healing session. Experience the Reconnection. Bogdan Borkowski, Certified Reconnection Practitioner, 715.262.3342, firstname.lastname@example.org, bhealed.net
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, email@example.com
SPIRIT REMOVAL Spirit removal including, “ghosts” shadow people, and yes, even the mean ones, from places, objects and people. Classes too. Tracy Kvamme (Krouse), White Dragon Force X, 612.501.0858, www.whitedragonforcex.com
REIKI HEALING: Feel Empowered on Every Level! Usui Reiki Training and Sessions, schedule a Reiki I or II class, inquire about Reiki Master apprenticeships and Absentee (Distance) Healing. Learn Reiki yourself, or bring your friends! Rachel Miejan, Reiki by Miejan, 651.735.2863, firstname.lastname@example.org, ReikibyMiejan.com
SUFI Four Layers of the Heart. Jess Fauchier, 763.360.9259, email@example.com, www.suficentermn.org
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, kim@ShortcutToSuccess.com, www.ShortcutToSuccess.com
FIND THE EDGE BUSINESS NETWORK ONLINE Explore the variety of holistic businesses in the Business Network online — including listings that appear here in print as well as The Edge Directory and monthly Featured Businesses. www.edgemagazine.net/bnetwork2/
sacred gatherings meetings of the soul
Sacred Gatherings are $90 total for 3 mos., $150 total for 6 mos., $240 total for one year. Deadline: 15th of each month. Major credit cards are accepted. Provide:Name, address, phone, email, website, gathering times & brief description. To be included: 763.433.9291 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.edgemagazine.net/advertise ECKANKAR / TEMPLE OF ECK: Religion of the Light and Sound of God, 7450 Powers Blvd., Chanhassen, 952.380.2200, www.TempleofECK.org — Keys to spiritual experiences: Explore past lives, dreams and Soul Travel. Worship Service: first Sunday of each month, 10-11am Youth programs. Community HU Song: third Sunday of each month, 10-10:30am. Free workshops: Wednesdays, 7-8:30pm. Temple hours: Noon-9 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and from Noon to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Tours available. Lake Harriet Spiritual Community: A Center for Conscious Living, 4401 Upton Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.922.4272, online at www.lakeharrietspiritualcommunity.org — Raise your consciousness by attending our classes, workshops and Sunday Services led by amazing speakers! Raise your vibration in our beautiful, historic building (now on the National Historic Register). Give us a try as part of your spiritual journey and feel the love of our heart-based community. Visit our community
for: great meditations, yoga classes, speakers and programs that include mindfulness, developing your intuition, releasing negative beliefs, allowing greater abundance, and breaking the barriers to deep selfhealing. SILVER OAK COVEN: Adariana at email@example.com or 763.307.962 – Whether you are new to the Pagan path or you’ve been on it awhile, we may be your new spiritual home! Our 9-year-old coven has openings for both male and female seekers. Classes start soon – we have only a few spots available, so come and join us! Contact Adariana for more details. SPIRIT UNITED CHURCH: 701 N. Lexington Parkway, St. Paul, 612.378.3602, contact@ spiritunited.com, www.spiritunited.com. An adventurous, creative, and supportive Spiritual Community. Connecting with Universal Essence through Presence, Practice, and Play — no dogma.
We welcome your life experience, your imagination, and your participation. Explore with us! Service on Sundays: 10:30 a.m.. UNITY MINNEAPOLIS: 4000 Golden Valley Road, Golden Valley, 763.521.4793, www.unityminneapolis. org — Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, you are welcome here. Sunday 8:15, 9:45 & 11:30 a.m., nursery & Sunday school at all 3 services. Monthly Healing service 7 p.m. on the 1st Tuesday. Adult education classes throughout the year. Unity of the Valley Spiritual Center: 4011 W. Hwy 13, Savage, MN 55378, 952.895.0745, www.unityofthevalleymn.org — Discover Unity of the Valley Spiritual Center, a positive path for spiritual living. Practical teachings to help you live a healthy, meaningful life. As we grow in consciousness, we create a loving, peaceful world. Sunday Service 10 a.m. UNITY NORTH SPIRITUAL CENTER: 11499 Martin St. NW, Coon Rapids, MN, 763.754.6489, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.unitynorthmn.org — Committed to offering a space to support community members and youth in fulfilling their potential. Services and events include healing, prayer, men’s and women’s groups, meditation, sacred text and shamanic studies. UNSC serves the wider community through programs such as Family Promise and Family Table.
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connecting you to intuitive services
The Edge Intuitive Network is arranged alphabetically by Name. $40 monthly (1-3 mos.), $35 monthly (4-7 mos.), $30 monthly (8-12 mos.) Deadline: 15th of each month. Major credit cards are accepted. Provide: headline (10 words or less); description (80 words or less); name; phone; email; website; photo(s) or logo (2 inches wide x .75 inches high). To be included: 763.433.9291 or email@example.com PSYCHIC AND A MEDIUM — DEBORAH LYNN11 NAMES, NAMES
Deborah is unlike any others, she will give you Names and Descriptions of people alive and or deceased from your past, present and future. Are you feeling lost, like you don’t have a clue which way to go? Be assured that Deborah Lynn11, with over 30 years experience, will Guide you to where YOU need to be. • Deborah Lynn 11, 651.439.5337, www.DeborahLynn11.com
INTUITIVE READINGS & ENERGY HEALING
Kimberly is a Mulit-Sensory Intuitive, a gifted Medium, who delivers Readings with Compassion & Care. Your loved ones in Heaven wish to connect with you to give messages of Hope & Healing. They may offer guidance and messages regarding your life. You may also ask other question you may have. She acts as the bridge between the spiritual and the physical world, with the intention of healing both worlds through our deeper connection with those we love, who are no longer with us in our physical life. • Kimberly, 805.769.4734, InfoKimberly8@gmail.com, HopeHealing.Me
805.769.4734 infoKimberly@gmail.com HopeHealing.Me
SOUL READINGS / BEGINNING & ADVANCED PSYCHIC DEVELOPMENT CLASSES
I offer private, respectful Soul Readings to connect with your soul’s wisdom for guidance, clarity and healing. All questions are welcome. Relationships can be looked at from a soul perspective including connecting with those who have passed on. I also offer beginning and advanced Psychic Development classes. My passion is teaching others to more fully access their own intuitive/psychic/soul gifts, while living and creating from heart in a healthy partnership honoring both body and soul. • Cindy Lehman, 612.669.1861, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.cindylehman.com
612.669.1861 email@example.com www.cindylehman.com
LYNMARIE8 — MOVES & HEALS YOU INTO 5D AND BEYOND BEYOND QUANTUM CONSCIOUSNESS® / THETA HEALING®
This resolves all mental, physical, spiritual conditions in all aspects of one’s self, of the past, present, future simultaneously & permanently. Creating a permanent shift on all levels of Mind, body, Soul & your cellular structures. Receiving 100% truth and accurate info from your records on and off planet, while creating a permanent shift in all areas of your life. LynMarie8 is an Intuitive, Medical Intuitive. • LynMarie8, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.lynmarie8.com
INTUITIVE READINGS AND SESSIONS WITH REV. MARYA OMALLEY
Rev. Marya connects with the invisible realities of thought, energy, and higher realms of consciousness to read the forces, direction, and vibration of your concerns. Intuitive insight, energy mojos, clearings, affirmative prayer, uncovering possibilities, and Divine connection practices are directed to shift energies to happier higher frequencies. An intuitive messenger and mentor for 22 years, she assists movement to greater happiness and self-expression. • Marya OMalley, Celebrating Life LLC, 505.573.2013, connect@YouAreSimplyDivine.com, www.YouAreSimplyDivine.com
DISCOVER YOUR TRUE MAGIC - ONE HOLISTIC WELLNESS WILL SHOW YOU THE WAY
Anne specializes in connecting you with your Guides, Angels, Power Animals and other Spiritual beings to provide Divine guidance in working with each individual’s life journey. This, combined with her knowledge and training as a life coach and hypnotherapist, gives a truly unique perspective and direction to those who are desiring both wisdom and knowledge in discovering their Spirit’s truth and walking it onto the planet. • ONE Holistic Wellness, Anne Brady, 2013 14th St. S., St. Cloud, MN 56301, 320.250.9402, email@example.com, www.oneholisticwellness.com
BRAZILIAN HEALER AND PSYCHIC JUREMA SILVA
Jurema is an internationally known psychic, medium and healer. She grew up in Brazil experiencing an amazing variety of ancient healing practices. Nearly 30 years ago, she brought to the U.S. her spiritual knowledge with an original approach to healing and psychic readings. Channeling her spirit guides, Jurema looks into your energy field (soul) and becomes aware of your past/past lives, present and future. Schedule your appointment today. “She is the REAL DEAL!” — Leslee P. from New Hampshire • Jurema Silva, 320.260.7305, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.juremasilva.com
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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 7 and every first Sunday of the month, 10 a.m., Temple of ECK/Eckankar, 7450 Powers Blvd., Chanhassen, 952.380.2200, www.TempleofECK.org August 10 – Eckankar—Ancient Wisdom for Today:
The Voice of God speaks to us today. And you don’t need to be a prophet or saint to hear It. The timeless wisdom of Eckankar can help you understand yourself as a spiritual being and enjoy a richer, happier life. Free! Wednesday, August 10, 7-8:30 p.m. Eckankar, www.TempleofECK.org, 952.380.2200, 7450 Powers Blvd., Chanhassen, www.facebook.com/Eckankar. Pre-register; gift booklet, Eckankar—Ancient Wisdom for Today. August 11-25 – EFT “Tapping” Free 15-minute “Life Breakthrough” chat: Do you feel stuck? Need
to get over something or move forward? Schedule your private 15-minute phone “Life Breakthrough” chat to see if Kim can help you. Register at www. SuccessAndEFT.com. Kim Eisen, Experienced & Intuitive Master of EFT “Tapping,” Life Breakthrough Coach and Energy Healer, www.DoEFT.com, 612.802.HEAL (4325). August 13-14 – Talks & Meditation Initiation with Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj: Renowned spiri-
tual Master Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj will be in Minneapolis on Saturday, Aug. 13, and Sunday, Aug. 14, to offer talks and initiation. The spiritual Master travels the world helping others realize the power of their souls through meditation. He teaches a simple, yet powerful, technique anyone can practice. These talks are free and open to all. For more information: 612.216.4444, MinneapolisCenter@sos.org, www.sos.org/event/MN or www.sos.org August 17 – Third Eye Socialize Riverboat Cruise:
6-9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17. Gathering together all those who’ve been touched by Angels! Share an evening of fun with like-minded individuals and a
crew of Card Readers, Intuitives, Psychic Mediums and more as we cruise the scenic St. Croix! $44 per passenger (prepaid reservation required). For more information and to reserve your seat, go to: www. UnemployedAngelForHigher.com August 17 – 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. Wednesday, August 17, 7-8:30 p.m. Eckankar, www.TempleofECK.org, 952.380.2200, 7450 Powers Blvd., Chanhassen, www.facebook.com/Eckankar. Pre-register; gift booklet, Eckankar’s Spiritual Experiences Guidebook. August 20 - Divine REIKI I Class: Through research,
our Divine REIKI class (5 hours) is designed to transform the “Specialized Master” armed with knowledge, wisdom, education, benefits and the future for self and others. Sunday classes, $125. Register at www.divinefey8.com or call 651.501.0858, email firstname.lastname@example.org August 21 – Let Go and Let God—Chant HU! In our fast-paced world, are you looking to find more inner peace? Experience the divine love and inner peace of chanting HU, a sacred name for God. All are welcome to this half-hour HU Song at the Temple of ECK. Free! Sunday, August 21, 10:00–10:30 a.m., Eckankar, www.TempleofECK.org, 952.380.2200, 7450 Powers Blvd., Chanhassen. August 22 – Max the Crystal Skull: Max, the ancient
crystal skull, returns for a September 23-25 visit. Schedule half-hour private time with Max for $50, or $35 per person for two or more people at a time. JoAnn Parks will be available to answer questions about Max or about crystal skulls in general. Contact Dale or Sheryl Fisher at 763.420.9017 on or after August 22 to reserve your time. August 24 – How to Understand Your Dreams:
Learn how dreams can help you grow in confidence, heal yourself spiritually, glimpse the future, make decisions about your career and finances, and even meet with departed loved ones. This class will give
keys to help you remember, understand, and get answers from your dreams. Free! Wednesday, August 24, 7-8:30 p.m. Eckankar, www.TempleofECK.org, 952.380.2200, 7450 Powers Blvd., Chanhassen, www.facebook.com/Eckankar. Pre-register; gift booklet, Spiritual Wisdom on Dreams. August 27-29 – Minnesota’s Best Yoga Festival & Geeta Conference of Americas: Promoting the keys to well-being, peace and happiness through self-realization, yoga and meditation and including speakers from India and throughout the United States. $60 – $50 for Saturday only – and children 9 years and younger will be admitted free. Lunch and dinner are included. For more information, contact: Vivek Kamran at Vivekkomal108@msn.com or 612.636.9150; Dr. Hari Prasad at 763.773.3992; Kumud Kamran at 651.210.2984; Komal Khatri a 763.442.0282; or Sapna Puri at 763.355.4812. Visit www.geetaashrammn.org August 28 – Enchanted Expo: Come for an amazing
day of reading, healing, lectures and more! Enchanted Expo is a new age fair from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on August 28 at White Bear Country Inn in White Bear Lake, MN. Vendors and readers are coming from around the country, featuring the Guest of Honor, Psychic Tiff! $5 at the door. For more information, go to www. enchantedboutiquemn.com/events.html August 31 – Have I Lived Before? Learn how to understand your past-life connections for more freedom and love today! Free class. Wednesday, August 31, 7-8:30 p.m. Eckankar, www. TempleofECK.org, 952.380.2200, 7450 Powers Blvd., Chanhassen, www.facebook.com/Eckankar. Pre-register; gift booklet, Spiritual Wisdom on Karma and Reincarnation. September 7 – Discover the ECK Masters—Here to Help: Who are they? What can they do for you? Find out how you can have experiences with these spiritual masters and benefit from their guidance, protection, and divine love. Free class. Wednesday, September 7, 7-8:30 p.m. Eckankar. www.TempleofECK.org, 952.380.2200, 7450 Powers Blvd., Chanhassen, www.facebook.com/Eckankar. Pre-register; gift booklet, Eckankar’s Spiritual Experiences Guidebook. September 10 – Twin Cities Pagan Pride: Pagan Pride is 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. 10, at Minnehaha Falls Park, 4801 S. Minnehaha Park Dr., Minneapolis. For more information, visit www.tcpaganpride.org
September 14 – Animals Are Soul Too!
Can animals experience divine love? Do animals go to heaven? What can animals teach us? Discover insights into health, healing, and the spiritual gifts animals give. Free class. Wednesday, September 14, 7-8:30 p.m. Eckankar, www.TempleofECK. org, 952.380.2200, 7450 Powers Blvd., Chanhassen, www.facebook.com/Eckankar. Pre-register; gift booklet. September 14 – Beginning Psychic Spiritual Development Classes: Do you feel/have you been told you’re Gifted? Now what? This course will help you discover your magic and erase your fears. Let Psychics in the Cities guide you on your continuing journey. Beginning Psychic Spiritual Development Classes starting September 14. Six Wednesday evening classes. Info: 612.860.9196 or www. psychicsinthecities.com September 15-18 – Esoteric Philosophy/ Ageless Wisdom with William Meader:
Teacher William Meader will be in Minneapolis for two public talks on Sept. 15 & 16 and two one-day workshops on Sept 17 & 18. Meader is a highly regarded teacher and authority on esoteric philosophy and the ageless wisdom, with students from all over the world. He has a limited availability for esoteric astrology readings. For more information: contact Amy Stuke at email@example.com or at 651.338.5988 or go to www.meader.org/ events September 16-18 – Women’s Autumn Equinox Chakra Retreat: This extraordi-
nary women’s intensive healing weekend will change your life! Take a holistic healing journey in a beautiful country setting surrounded by nature. Massage, chakra balancing, psychic medium, yoga nidra, meditation, aromatherapy, fire ceremony, more! Contact Dr. Christina Wilke-Burbach at 608.393.7353, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit mindsoulandself.com/womens-wellness-retreats/ September 20 – Psychic Development Beginning/Foundation Class: Learn to
consciously access your soul’s guidance, clarity and wisdom. Discover your abilities and purpose working with your body/ soul partnership in this lifetime. Tuesday evenings, September-June. Cindy Lehman, 612.669.1861, cindy@cindylehman. com, www.cindylehman.com September 21 – What Are Spiritual Dreams? Dreams can be a report card on our spiritual growth. Learn to understand the sacred messages in your dreams. Free workshop. Wednesday, September 21, 7-8:30 p.m. Eckankar, www.TempleofECK. org, 952.380.2200, 7450 Powers Blvd., Chanhassen, www.facebook.com/Eckankar. Pre-register; gift booklet, Spiritual Wisdom on Dreams. September 28 – How to Get Answers from God: Life 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, September 28, 7-8:30 p.m. Eckankar, www. TempleofECK.org, 952.380.2200, 7450 Powers Blvd., Chanhassen, www.facebook. com/Eckankar. Pre-register; gift booklet! October 29-30 - Healthy LIFE EXPO™: Nutrition, Fitness, and Longevity — It’s all here! Explore up to 200 exhibitors offering everything for maintaining health and success in all areas of life! Featuring 3 Stages of on-going speaker presentations, demonstrations and live entertainment. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in Hall D at Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 2nd St., Minneapolis. $6 or Free with a donation for the Mom’s & Neighbors Food Shelf. Info: www. MediaMaxEvents.com or 952.238.1700. November 5 & 6 – Minneapolis Holistic Expo: Edge Life Exops & Events presents
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Keynote Speakers Michael Bodine, Kelli Miller, Annette Rugolo, Dave Schrader and Angela Blaha offering tools to step into our new paradigm of existence. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, at Earle Brown Heritage Center, Brooklyn Center, MN. An emporium of more than 90 exhibitors & intuitives offering gifts, products & information. Saturday night workshop by Kelli Miller. Free Workshops daily with admission. Acres of free, safe parking. Save on Advance Tickets now at www.Edgelife.net February 4-5 - Healthy LIFE EXPO™: Explore up to 200+ exhibitors offering everything for health, balance and success in all areas of life. 3 Stages of on-going speaker presentations, and demonstrations Seminars, product demonstrations, entertainment, and great shopping all weekend long! 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in Hall D at Minneapolis Convention Center, 1301 2nd St., Minneapolis. $6 or Free with a donation for the Mom’s & Neighbors Food Shelf. Info: www. MediaMaxEvents.com or 952.238.1700. March 14-27 – Egypt Travel: Travel to Egypt
from March 14-27, 2017, with Dale & Sheryl Fisher for a remarkable experience. We will visit ancient temples, spend a beautiful six days floating down the Nile on Quest Travel’s yacht, and tour Cairo with the help of our Egyptologist guide. Cost is only $3,800 plus airfare. Group size is limited to 16. Call Dale or Sheryl at 763.420.9017 for a full itinerary. April 8 – Longevity Health EXPO™: The
Longevity EXPO offers attendees options to look their best, feel their best and be their best at all ages. 150 Exhibitors and visit the Main Stage filled with on-going speaker presentations, demonstrations and entertainment all day long. Stay active and visit the Longevity EXPO – your better life awaits. Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Maple Grove Community Center, 12951 Weaver Lake Road, Maple Grove, MN. $6 or Free with a donation for the Mom’s & Neighbors Food Shelf. Info: www. MediaMaxEvents.com or 952.238.1700.
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