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6 A Holiday Smoothie Food First, by Nutrition Julie
22 How I Naturally Healed Anxiety and Depression, by Berni Xiong
8 Apotheosis: Winter Solstice & 100-Year Anniversary Celebration at LHSC
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A holiday smoothie Food First
by Nutrition Julie The holiday season is here and with it comes a variety of food and drinks that may not be on your normal menu. If you are feeling stuffed, bloated and know that you’ve made some questionable choices, don’t worry! There’s always a solution! One of my favorite strategies is to have a day of detoxifying smoothies to undo any damage done. The recipe below is one of my favorite holiday time smoothies. Cranberries and apples are a perfect detoxifying duo this time of year. Full of antioxidants, cranberries are excellent to support the immune system and assist in cleansing your lymphatic system. The sweetness of the apple balances the tart cranberry taste and provides the fiber to keep everything moving out. Add in the super alkalizing benefits of spinach and the anti-inflammatory benefits of ginger and you have a concoction that will have you feeling energetic and ready to tackle the next holiday season task or event. I wish you a very happy and healthy holiday season!
CRANBERRY ZING SMOOTHIE
1 cup raw cranberries, fresh or frozen 1 cup frozen mixed berries 1 red apple 1 handful fresh spinach 1″ piece of ginger, peeled 2 cups unsweetened coconut milk
Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend until smooth. Makes 2 servings. a Nutrition Julie is a Certified Holistic Health Coach and Raw Food Nutrition Educator who is passionate about Nutrition, Health and Wellness. She works to educate, inspire and empower the people she works with through her Food First System. Visit www.NutritionJulie.com. Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.
Now is your time to shine From the Editor
by Tim Miejan Your soul came into body to experience everything this earthly incarnation has to offer — and that, my friend, is a lot to consider. In our untold number of lifetimes, we have seen and done it all, and incredibly, there is even more unfinished business on our itinerary. Yes, I know you have your personal bucket list. Perhaps you want to see the Grand Canyon, go snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef or listen to a live London Symphony Orchestra performance before you return to Spirit. Perhaps you want to find the child you put up for adoption so long ago, or maybe you want to become enlightened but are not sure if you’ll ever get there. Myriad distractions and fears keep all of us from doing, seeing and experiencing all that we desire, not to mention having enough money and time to get it all done. But as we move into 2017, it feels right to turn a new direction, away from the comfortable routine and toward your Self in a way you’ve never experienced you before. It’s time to get real. True love affair It begins with that love affair that may not have ever gotten off the ground: the one with yourself. We are advised to make a special effort to nourish a relationship with our partner or spouse, but when’s the last time anyone told you to spend even more quality time with your Self? When’s the last time you looked in a mirror, deeply into your own eyes, and told yourself, “I love you?” Don’t you deserve a big bear hug from your Self? When’s the last time you wrote a love letter to you? And yes, emails to yourself will arrive unopened for you to read with fresh eyes! When is the last time you closed your eyes and went into your heart and witnessed the incredible richness that every such visit provides if you breathe and let go, deeper and deeper, into the experience? When is the last time you shared gratitude to the intricately complex body that propels your soul through this earthly experience every day? I am no different than you. I spend many THE EDGE MAGAZINE 763.433.9291 P.O. Box 664, Anoka, MN 55303 www.edgemagazine.net
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days existing without being fully aware of all the miraculous things going on in every moment — within me. I take walks by myself and treat myself to infusions of food that I like and sounds that bring me joy, but these outer ventures are only the tip of the iceberg.
Who we are Every human body is a multi-dimensional vessel that not only recognizes non-verbal signals from others but has the ability to communicate deeply far beyond this third dimension if we choose to make that connection. If the truth be told, we are much more than we think we are. And each one of us is much more powerful than we think we are. So where do we begin? In the heart. It begins by expressing love for Self and extending that love to everyone and everything that makes up our world. It begins by becoming a beacon of love that no longer sees people as separate, or as enemies, for having different beliefs or skin color or even ways of expressing love than you do. It begins by seeing every person in your world as possessing an infinite soul of love. Yes, maybe they don’t know who they are yet, but you know who they are, so treat them as such. I’m no different than you. I bellyache over politics and the direction of my nation, like others do, but it’s time to adjust course. It’s time to be love, to be a campaigner for oneness. a
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Out of the darkness
Spirit inspiration for challenging times
Apotheosis: Winter Solstice & 100-year Anniversary Celebration The sacred space at Lake Harriet Spiritual Community (LHSC) in South Minneapolis is turning 100 years old this month. The community is inviting the public to attend a special observance at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, to note the turning of the year and the turning of the century mark of the building. The structure has truly been an intersection of the heavens and earth. During the evening, the community will explore the esoteric architecture built into the design of the building, and it will celebrate how that design has influenced what LHSC has become. Modeled in part after the design of the Pantheon of Rome, the energy and intention of that structure has manifested in some of the primary tenets of LHSC’s mission. Just as the Pantheon was built honor “all gods,” so too has LHSC sought to “honor all sacred belief systems.” Just as the Pantheon was connected to the “Apotheosis” — the deification — of the Emperor, so too has LHSC’s focus been to assist each individual more fully connect with and realize their own divine nature. Through message, music, meditation and ritual, participants of the celebration will work with the energy of the building to align themselves with the energy of the season and set intentions for the New Year — for ourselves, for our community, for our country, and for our world. Music for the event will be provided by Bevani, a classically trained flutist and growing YouTube sensation who has more than 6 million views on her channel. This event is a fundraiser for LHSC, with all proceeds going to the building fund to continue to be good stewards of the sacred space that has sheltered a spiritual community and inspired so many people over the years. The suggested donation for the event is $10. Those who donate $20 or more will be given a commemorative coin of the building’s 100th anniversary. Lake Harriet Spiritual Community is located at 4401 Upton Ave. S., Minneapolis. For more information, call 612.922.4272, or visit www.lakeharrietspiritualcommunity. org. a 8 www.edgemagazine.net
by Marianne Soucy This article is for those who feel as if dark clouds have covered the light after the November 2016 presidential election in the United States. The election has been characterized by an unprecedented amount of negativity, mudslinging and divisiveness, and many people, both within the United States and around the world, are fearful of what the future might bring. How do we get to a place of renewed hope? In a Sacred Spirit Journey, a variation of a shamanic journey, I reached out to my spirit guide and asked him for advice and inspiration. This is what he said: “See the beauty in the little things,” my spirit guide says. “See with your heart and live from the heart. Whatever the outer circumstances, always start with yourself. Find the center and stillness within, connect with your heart, for it all begins with you. “Every step the world takes out of the darkness must be taken from within each person. Start with what you can do something about — yourself and your life. How do you interact with others? “Nobody will ‘save the world for you,’ but as you embrace the responsibility for your life that is yours, then also know in your heart that you are divinely guided and supported at all times. There are many of us who reach out with compassion to those who need us and open their heart to us. “Don’t leave it all to others to fix the world, and also don’t take it all upon yourself, but recognize and embrace the power that is within you. Step into that power and move forward step by step with faith and gratitude in your heart. Each day take time to go within — and in the stillness of the heart, experience the peace and see the light. The dark clouds that fill up so much of your vision now: Watch them drift away and reveal a clear bright blue sky with the most magnificent light. “Imagine flying up in that blue sky. Feel the freedom of your
flight. See the beauty above and below you. Watch the sunlight glistening on the water below. See the dolphins jumping. And, as you do, feel your heart jump with joy; feel the hope return, and with the hope, the inner strength and motivation to walk in light, to be the light, and to fill the world with your light. “Meet others from the place of the heart and see the light that shines in them. Hold the vision of peace, not only for yourself, but for the world, especially for those who cannot see the light but seem stuck in the darkness. “To those who are stuck in the darkness unable to see a way out: Reach out with your heart, and open your heart to the help, the love and the light that is being offered to you from others in your life and that you meet, but also from us compassionate spirit guides and from the beings in nature: the plants, trees, animals, each flower. They all hold the peace for you. They all offer you their peace and their light. “As you go about your day, do it with an attitude of appreciation, and see how hearts open around you. Keep holding the vision and the light, and let it shine so that it can be an inspiration and a path for others to follow. Out of the darkness and into the light.” As you read this message, I recommend that you allow it to enter your heart, where it will do the most good. a Marianne Soucy is a bestselling author and coach, host of the Healing Pet Loss Podcast, and a shamanic practitioner. An important part of her work is the healing, wisdom, empowerment and guidance she receives from animals and spirit guides through her Sacred Spirit Journeys. Many of the beautiful messages she has received in those journeys can be found in her books and on her websites. At HealingPetLoss.com, Marianne helps grieving pet owners and connects them with their beloved pets in the afterlife. At GiveYourDreamWings.com, Marianne provides spiritual and practical guidance to help clients become grounded, centered and connected to soul and spirit, and create the life their heart is guiding them to live and their soul is yearning for. Contact Marianne at coach@ giveyourdreamwings.com. Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.
The Singularity of Consciousness by John Nelson The singularity is coming, but whether it is the point where computers become super intelligent, as predicted by Ray Kurzweil (and we merge with them in his cyborgization of humanity scenario), or where humans become super conscious, as envisioned by Pierre de Chardin, is the pressing question or at least in some circles. This debate has explicitly framed my writing, mostly metaphysical novels, over the last 30 years. My recent effort, I, Human (Cosmic Egg), is set in the latter part of the 21st century where most humans have neural implants that bestow 200-plus IQs but have atrophied our feeling and intuitive functions and lead to massive emotional breakdowns that threaten the very fabric of their world. More conscious The debate comes down to: what makes us human, or what is the apex of humankind’s development. The evolution of the neocortex and its higher cognitive functioning has taken us from hunter gatherers to an advanced, technological society in 10,000 years, but it has not resolved our warring tendencies that led to the death of more than 100 million people by genocide and war in the 20th century alone. So one wonders, or dreads, whether an increase in average intelligence by the use of psychopharmaceuticals and neural implants — the dream of transhumanism — will make us a more conscious, tolerant species, or simply make us crazier. Or, is the apex of human development our self-reflective or self-aware consciousness, which is of a different order. And will that exploration or development lead to a more humane human, or as I posit in an earlier novel, to our own self-transcendence or an evolutionary leap?
Another way of framing this debate is to explore the difference between an analytical intelligence and one informed by intuition. To quote a 1919 essay by Einstein: “The creation of empirical science is along the lines of an inductive method. Individual facts are selected and grouped together so that the law that connects them becomes apparent…. [However] the truly great advances in our understanding of nature originate in a way almost diametrically opposed to induction. The intuitive grasp of the essential of a large complex of facts leads the scientist to…basic law or laws.” It was this deductive method that led to his breakthrough theories on relativity and electrodynamics. In fact, just weeks before the submission of his landmark paper on relativity in 1905, Einstein was stumped and told his colleague Michele Besso, “I’m going to give up,” when he had his eureka moment discussing the problem with Besso, and realized that “the concept of time was my solution.”
emotional collapse And the aims and methods of transhumanism, as I surmise, will make its advocates more analytical and less intuitive and feeling-oriented, until (as I posit in my novel) it will lead to emotional collapse. We are feeling and intuitive creatures, as well as mental ones, and the former distinguishes us as much as the latter. In fact, there is a Jungian formula that predicts this imbalance: we ascertain facts by either intuition or sensing, and process them by either thinking or feeling. And an overemphasis of the thinking function will atrophy feeling, and in turn, as I would assume, do the same with sensing over intuition. Popular culture has flooded us with images of computerized robots decimating the human race in a future apocalypse, see singularity on p. 14
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w e a s k e d lo c a l i n t u i t i v e s to s h a r e t h e i r i n s i g h ts f o r t h e c o m i n g y e a r . t h i s i s w h at w e r e c e i v e d . Anne Brady-Cronin, ONE Holistic Wellness, at www. oneholisticwellness.com I sat at the edge of the water, and posed this question to Spirit, “What will 2017 bring, and what do we need to know now?” My guides began to describe to me what is to come, some of what seems clear to me, while other information leaves me curious and excited to see how it transpires. “This year will enter in a way that will be challenging for some,” my guides said, offering the visual image of candy being stripped from the hands of a screaming toddler. “What no longer serves you will be removed, for it impedes your growth and diminishes your light.” “The factors of limitation must be removed, and so, the changes will occur, more rapidly than before. We hold so much love for you, that your well-being must no longer be held in compromise. The comforts that you once knew are of no use to you any longer, and so, like the child, their removal may come with some discomfort. It is merely your old fear that keeps you clinging to the past. We will help you, guide you, to your future light.” As my guides continued to speak, they shared insights into the emergence of galactic forces that will assist us in our transformation. “The field shall expand and your galactic brothers and sisters shall come forth in greater numbers to assist you all in your journey to enlightenment. They shall emerge from within you, from within your societies, and show themselves to those who have eyes to see, and are ready to embrace their truth.” “With these galactic forces will come a great awakening within your energy bodies, new forces will move within.” They showed me a picture of new energy centers in the body that will begin to open, allowing us greater expansion into our spiritual selves and greater vibrational alignments. I believe this is an exciting time, that all 10 www.edgemagazine.net
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is unfolding beautifully to allow our greatest expansion and light to be brought into this world. We are guided, escorted and supported. Our part of this is to open ourselves and allow. With love.
Wes Hamilton, Master Numerologist, at www.weshamilton.com 2017 —Your adventure begins. It’s extremely important for you to know why your adventure begins this year. You are moving into a brand new 9-year cycle of your personal and professional life. Now is your time to step up and do your part to make your world a better place to live and thrive. The time is right for you to explore unlimited opportunities for success and fulfillment for yourself and those you love. The last nine-year century cycle you just completed was the energy of 224, which added up to 8 (2+2+4). For the last nine years, the energy of 8 caused many of you to learn tough lessons about the
responsibilities of money management. Many people who were responsible and aware of timeline cycles created many successful opportunities for themselves. Overall, during the last nine years, many people were faced with personal and professional challenges while the energy of money became your teacher. This next nine-year century cycle will be much different than the last nine-year century cycle. There will be many opportunities for you to create and experience the universal laws of the spiritual awakening — living the philosophy of “we are all one.” This will open pathways to your creativity. It will assist you in achieving success using the power of love, win-win outcomes, peace, abundance, intuition, passion, purpose and enlightenment. Numerology measures the energy of 2017 as being a 1-year vibration. The 1- energy inspires you to start new things, head in a new direction, and become confident by overcoming challenges and fears. You are being encouraged to step into a leadership role whenever the opportunity arises. Become a way-shower, become fueled with passion, and move into your destiny. Your adventure begins….
Celeste LaMosse, at TheWildHaunt.com I am predicting that veganism will continue to rise. The Earth is reaching her limit on being able to feed her everburgeoning population. Technology is developing more and more plant-based products that are healthier and more cost- and energy-effective than meat. More products will be introduced that have the texture and, more importantly, the taste to persuade carnivores to make the switch. A surprising revelation will come from either a top, trusted government official or prominent movie star/actor that they’ve personally had UFO encounters. Travel to Europe will get much less
expensive. Iceland will continue to grow as a destination and will gain a lot of income from hosting conferences and promoting itself as a “getaway” vacation. Marijuana will continue to be legalized and all the states on board will gain tremendous income, and some surprising tourist destinations built around it will appear. On a “fluffier” note, Angelina Jolie will be seen in the company of a prominent foreign business CEO by the end of 2017 and this will turn out to be her permanent partner.
Psychics in the Cities, at www.psychicsinthecities.com Debra: What do I see for 2017? I see a lamb. I wonder, why a lamb? We will have seen enough. We will want peace more than ever. We will become more humble — not in a submissive way, but in a way that we understand that we are not better than anyone else. For any reason. This is the Earth. We are human. There is drama. There is laughter, tears, light, dark. Then, there’s that lamb. Gentle and loving. It is hard to see or receive information for so many. We have free will. But that lamb won’t go away. That’s good. Judie: The frantic energy at the end of 2016 will still be in evidence for the beginning of 2017. I see April 2017 will be a turning point for many people. There will be an end to the raw feelings of 2016 and a softer approach to solving difficult situations. This is more about personal journeys than the political climate. People will be realizing that no matter what is going on in the world, they still have to exist in their own lives. They will start to take back their own power. Connie: Remember that old song, “I Never Promised You a Rose Garden”? Spirit reminds us that this humanjourney is never going to be easy. It will be rough and tumble. We are meant to get our hands dirty as we help our fellow humans and learn our Earth lessons. I see more help from above than ever before: angels walking among us for courage and comfort, guides and teachers imparting wisdom and presenting us with challenges as we grow in compassion. Those on the other side are watching us with hope, waiting for us to recognize, finally, our Oneness. That shift in consciousness continues to build momentum in 2017.
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Lynn & Marie Savage, Earth & Water Wellness, at www. earthwaterwellness.com 2017: A new reality emerges. Many mystics and spiritual teachers have been saying that we have entered the longawaited time of ascension. Those who are attuned have been feeling a dramatic shift in the energy, especially since we went through the portal in 2012. But you may ask, where is the joy and bliss to be expected of a new age of consciousness? Clearly, we are still in the midst of a great deal of darkness and chaos. Hatred and division have infected our political system. Those who thought, as did I, that Bernie Sanders’ candidacy represented a positive current of change in response to an overall shift in consciousness now must deal with a new president named Trump. Does this mean that ascension has been canceled and we are moving backward? I’m here to report that the answer to that question is no. Pluto has been transiting through Capricorn since 2008, inducing dramatic currents of change. The French and American revolutions took place under this sign. The prevailing energy promotes the stripping away of façades and revelation of dark secrets. There is no longer any place to hide for those who manipulate through lies and deceit. For a new order to rise, the old one must first fall. The process of doing this can be quite painful and chaotic. Political revolution certainly can be an effective means of toppling established order, but fortunately that is not the only means. Things have been changing around us in any case. Whatever you may think of him, our newly elected president is an agent of change. He may not be consciously guided by enlightenment, but powerful currents of change are in charge. What better way to deal with darkness than to expose and confront it. Each of us has the capacity to shine the light within us and to, thereby, transform any situation. The new reality appears in pieces, and eventually connects to form a cohesive web. The months ahead may be turbulent; economic collapse is one possibility. Rather than being ruled by fear, try looking for the currents of light that are weaving around and forming the outlines of our new reality. It is surely coming.
Jean Wallis, at jeanwallis.com When I tuned in to my guides, asking about predictions for 2017, I was surprised to hear predictions for each of us as individuals rather than predictions regarding world events. I asked, “Is that what I am to
write about?” I got an affirmative answer, so here it goes! The year 2017 is a number 1 in numerology. This is the number both of the individual and a unified collective. It is by going inward that we are going to be affecting the outer world. There is a saying I find pertinent here, “The strength of the wolf is in the pack, and the strength of the pack is in the wolf.” We are going to be experiencing the duality of this dimension in a whole new way. Rather than the outer duality, although there certainly will appear to be some, our new dualistic experience will be more about balancing two poles rather than opposing two poles. It is more about balancing the masculine and feminine, for example, rather than the feminine pushing against the masculine, or vice versa. This year, the brand new shiny 2017, is the time for us to focus on Self — to clear our own slates, to focus on what’s best for us, to stay out of fear, judgment and righteousness. It is time to release our focus on the outer world. No matter what is going on “out there,” where we have no real control, it is time to choose to be “in here,” where we have complete control of our reaction to the outer. We can choose how to experience our immediate reality. “Energy flows where attention goes.” If we strengthen ourselves, we will strengthen the collective. We create peace by being peace, not fighting for peace.
Leigh Cohen Wyatt, at www.leighcohenwyatt.com The year 2107 is a 1 year. This shows that the year 2017 will bring new beginnings and much activity. The pioneering spirit makes way for new inventions, new discoveries or new creations. Its energy will bring originality, new ideas, new leaders (committees, chairpersons, etc.), new ideas, or new additions to things done for the surrounding area, cities, towns, counties, etc. Here are some other insights for 2017: Trump is assassinated or impeached. Don’t be surprised to see politicians in handcuffs. The economy/stock market will be volatile and then rebound around April. This pattern will repeat itself several times throughout the year. An announcement for a new baby for the royal family around June. Solar power will account for an impor tant portion of global power generation, and that will increase in many economies and businesses that guard against the impact of climate change and rising energy costs. Taylor Swift will get married. a December 2016 the edge 11
Gratitude, community and the Next Phase A Pleiadian Message
by Christine Day
Beloved ones, we greet you. We put out a call to each one of you to be willing to open up to the changes that are in front of you within your lives and to consciously move and align with these shifts as they take place. Know that what surrounds you in your life is the mirror creation of what is within you, so in order to instigate change within your surroundings you need to open up to a conscious adjustment of your perception. An essential ingredient to bring about a change within this process is to investigate your deepest feelings, which have been instrumental in creating thoughts and actions and are ultimately made manifest to play out through your own arena of daily life. A first step is the need to take responsibility for your own creation, taking full ownership of your experience. You are not a victim. You have never, in Truth, been a victim in any circumstance. You each get to choose how long you will suffer, and this suffering is directly related to your own self-judgment and the belief that you are not good enough. An important aspect to bringing a new level of consciousness into your daily life is opening up into the process of being in a state of gratitude for all that you have created within your life at this present time. As you consciously give thanks for your experiences, an alignment naturally begins to take place within you, activating an internal energy of self-empowerment. Gratitude allows you to begin to actively channel energy into your life, and then you get to witness how you can create, alter and adjust your creation at will. An energy anchoring on the planet is designed to play a powerful role in supporting you with this self-empowered action, enabling you to accomplish changes and adjustments that you deeply desire for your self in day-to-day living. Remember the way you can make adjustments and initiate change to your creation is by first acknowledging and accepting what you have created, what is right in front of you now. Know that you have never been a victim. Then you can begin to anchor the changes that your heart desires in your life. Witnessing and acknowledging your self as you take this step is compelling; you get to actively and consciously take back your creative power. An aspect of your power in action requires a “letting go” of any need from the ego mind to try and work out, or control how it will unfold. 12 www.edgemagazine.net
The next phase As you are being moved into this next phase of your evolution on Earth, a new design is being anchored on your planet in which you will begin to transcend the illusion that has held you in this limited perception of your self. These new revelations are going to be disclosed to you now. They are being given to those of you on your conscious path. A doorway is opened. This is a destined revelation to return each one of you to a natural access point of an accelerated form of your Higher Self. These revelations will be accessible through the reopening of a series of energetic centers, which will reveal a deeper state of awareness of Truth to you. This process is being bestowed to you by your higher consciousness, through a destined Timeline. This is a multidimensional setting that is designed to reactivate through your systems. You are being awakened, as if from a dream. There is nothing new, nothing unfamiliar, however there will be a strong disorientation as you are repositioned and orientated from one reality setting to another. You can expect this altered experience within you to persist as your process unfolds further. A strong energetic influence will be supporting you to “let go” and allow everything based on illusion in your lives to fall away. This letting go is essential to your current process, so that you can move into this frequency of patterning and receive the deeply imbedded imprints of your natural spiritual heritage. Your own path is moving you. Your Higher Self has placed you in
the perfect position, so know that nothing will interfere or stop this unique unfolding process of your awakening.
The sacred light In reality, you are being called and energetically repositioned to the force of the sacred light of God within you. This call is strong and sometimes blinding. The process can be likened to a birthing, which can be intensely glorious and at the same time extremely distressing. This process can create various feelings operating simultaneously within you. Each individual feeling needs to be honored, and then let go. Know that this process will be in layers, and understand that you will change, then you will be repositioned and then moved and changed again. These changes will be ongoing and you must let go. This call is for you to let go now like never before, and to be willing to allow your full transitional phase to open through you. Now is your time. This sacred time As you move through the last energetic timeframe of this year, the frequencies of dimensional light have been designed to expand within the full network surrounding your planet. This happening will fulfill a level of the prophecy of this sacred time. At the very moment of the New Year, this dimensional light will become magnified in its brilliance, opening up a focused point of light within your planet. This light is designed to resonate with those of you who are awake, and it will infiltrate your individual heart cells, creating a pure light
opening up within your own multidimensional makeup. This light will simultaneously intensify the illusion and drama on planet Earth. At the moment of the New Year, a celebratory energy will herald in this new dimensional light, which will carry a profound sacred design of consciousness for your planet. This energetic patterning that is to be released on Earth will impact the collective “life force groups” that make up your resident Universe. This will allow your planet’s frequency to be able to complete a cycle, enabling an alignment with the collective energies within your Universe. This unique happening will anchor and weave the collective consciousness throughout your Universe, transforming your relationship within the collective Universes. You on planet Earth are to take part in this celebration “moment.” Through a combined action within your individual communities, there will be an activation of a sacred form anchored throughout your Earth plane. There is a frequency vibration that is required to be released at the time of the New Year. This vibration is to be created by a collective Thought Code sent outwards across your planet by your individual community groups. This frequency vibration is to be created through each unique individual expression, and together it will form a sacred synergy vibration from all Collective Community groups on Earth. Remember, a Community group is made up of two or more people.
Thought Code This Thought Code we are giving to you is to be activated through the thought of each individual at the time of the changing essence of New Year. The activation is accomplished by simply bringing the thought of the sound forward within you, and then each individual will consciously release it, sending it outwards to the collective energy at the moment of change of the New Year. Prior to the time of the New Year, it will
be essential for your individual community to work with this Thought Code. You are to come together and start to work with the Code within a circle setting. Individually, you will each place the Thought Code into your circle, and that will naturally generate a light connection between you. Allow the energy of the Thought Code to build within you. As you work is this way, you can release the Thought Code as many times as necessary until you feel the synergy of the light connection complete within your circle. Then at the time of the New Year, wherever you happen to be on the planet, because you have already aligned through your individual group circles, you can individually activate the Thought Code. Remember: this Thought Code is not a sound. The Code is simply brought up through your conscious mind, and then released. The Thought Code is: AESTAH ELTAH (pronounced by a thought as Ae star, Ell tar).
Great celebration A great celebration will be taking place at this juncture within the Universal realms as you take part in this very essential and monumental happening. Once this form of light is activated throughout the planet, the net will have been cast. This will anchor yet another aspect of your destiny mission. You will hold this imprinted patterned light within your heart, steadily anchored within you, for all of humanity. As you participate with activating the Thought Code, you will naturally carry the full design of this light through your heart center. Through the activation of this sacred light form, you will hold your place of power, which will be a neutral space held for all humanity. Remember that you, and all of humanity, have pre-agreed to have this collective experience. Each one of you is playing out your part fully, perfectly. By holding the mirror of this new design within, another role is anchored for you
to begin to play for humanity. The development of community will be a necessary component with this changing element on your planet after the New Year. Each community needs to be an anchor for Truth, holding the space for everyone to be celebrated and honored because of their uniqueness, where one individual is not more than another. You are not to judge the roles each one of you has chosen to play, however, you simply are to witness each other. There is a need to stay focused on your own Self through the heart and be still. You are to respect the full journey of others, knowing that they too deserve the right to have their full human experience and their own sacred timing of awakening. You have had your journey on Earth evolving through your human experience, awakening to your spiritual nature. Now you have moved into this next phase of your journey on Earth as a multidimensional spiritual being, building a bridge with your human aspect. You will hold a sacred platform for humanity. This will be a powerful new role in your destiny. There is much for each one of you individually to open up into, for this is you unveiling your self, becoming like a flower opening up its petals to the sun. You are being witnessed in your sacred unfolding, and you are being held through this transformational phase of remembering. Know that the pure consciousness of your unique aspect of the God consciousness is held within the living breath of your heart cells. We witness your magnificence as you receive your self! 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.
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but we only need to look back to our own tattered history to realize how mental humans can rationalize the genocide of those “not like them” in as efficient a manner as any cold-hearted computer intelligence. So, what is that “self” of a self-aware consciousness, or that ability unique to humans to step back and observe or “reflect” on what we are thinking and doing? As Indian yogis have been saying for thousands of years, if you can observe the mind, you are not the mind, rather what the Hindu Upanishads would call the “Self,” or the Buddhists call a conscious process.
NEW ADVANCES Of course, this is not a new concept to most of you, but it is the context that is important here. What happens if we only accelerate the ego/mind part of us with new advances in technology? Yes, it may lead to geniuslevel abstract thinking by a greater number of people and maybe even solutions to some of our pressing technological problems like the switch from a fossil-energy base to fusion power, etc. But, it could likewise create even more problems like more GMOs, suitcase atom bombs, designer bioweapons, etc. Because, unlike the touchstones of “God, nature and music” that led Einstein to reveal greater levels of natural harmony, these GMO scientists (and future terrorists) are driven by strictly utilitarian goals, regardless of their impact on the whole of nature, and dreams of economic or ideological paydays. “Man is something that shall be overcome,” Nietzsche said, but his overman or superman mental concept was only distorted by the Nazis into Aryan superiority and its subsequent characterization of “subhuman” masses to justify the genocide of tens of millions of people. What has to be overcome (or put into perspective), which transhumanism would only accentuate, is the ego/mind. I need not get into definitions of this complex and strategies of containment here, since Eckhart Tolle in The Power of Now and A New Earth has so brilliantly elucidated the problem, the ego’s defensive and isolating tendencies, and its solution — more mindfulness — in simple terms. So, I would ask, and maybe repeatedly here, that before we contemplate the “more than human” or “trans- or post-human” state of being and the technologies that would get us there, we must thoroughly understand exactly what we are accentuating or “overcoming.” In a 2010 interview in The Buddhist Review, Tricycle, with Professor James Hughes, a former Buddhist monk and 14 www.edgemagazine.net
self-professed Transhumanist, he was asked by a perceptive interviewer: “Isn’t there a clinging quality to some aspects of Transhumanism? Isn’t it just ego trying to perpetuate itself? Transhumanists speak of ‘the Singularity,’ an envisioned time when technology makes people so godlike that they’d be incomprehensible to today’s humans. We want to extend ourselves into our physical and computational environment. We want to lengthen our life span and amplify our brain power. Isn’t there a lot of me [or ego] in Transhumanism?” Hughes’ response was to cite the Buddhist view of nonself, or self as a process, not essence, which does not really address the question. Even if you don’t accept the concept of a self, a Buddhist is able to distinguish a “watcher” of the mind, which is the “essence” of mindfulness practices. Now, a more psychological response to this implied self-indulgence attitude would be philosopher Mary Midgley’s assessment in her Science as Salvation of early 20th century “immortality” notions, which were later reflected in the tenets of transhumanism as “quasi-scientific dreams and prophecies…with self-indulgent, uncontrolled and power fantasies.” Or, the adolescent fantasies of male science geeks.
UNDERLYING CAUSE This is not to dismiss the ideal of improving the lot of people whose lives, to quote Thomas Hobbes, are “nasty, brutish and short,” although that has improved somewhat since the 1600s, if not the underlying cause. But, is popping a pill or getting a genetic makeover the answer? Will its recipients have really earned this privilege through years of conscious striving, or will they, like many millionaire lotto winners, go berserk and do the equivalent of “spending” themselves into a self-annihilation? Everyone can embrace the prospect of longer, healthier lives, which is why yoga and healthy living practices have taken such a hold on the modern psyche. But, the satisfaction that comes from adornment and lifestyle improvement is short-lived by a rapacious ego that always needs “more.” So, what will the unevolved ego do with 250 years of disease-free life? Probably build more edifices to its excellent self until it goes mad. Or, to quote, physicist Dyson Freeman: “The central problem of an intelligent species is the problem of sanity.” Technologists like Kurzweil, who coined back in the 1990s “The Law of Accelerating Returns,” point to the generally accepted concept that technological progress is exponential. That is, if you place one grain of rice on the first square of a chessboard, and double the quantity with each square, by the 20th square you have a million grains of rice, and so on. This was codified in Moore’s Law first proposed in 1965 about
the doubling of components per integrated circuit every year, which has held true up until 2012 or so. But the technologists claim that carbon nanotubes will replace silicon wafers and keep up the exponential doubling of computer technology every year or even speed it up. Their conclusion is that within 20 or 30 years, this growth will lead to super-intelligent computers and sometime after to their merger with biological beings, or us. They also claim that the quickening or acceleration of society is solely driven by technological advance, but every great “quickening” in human history has been driven by an inner collective desire for personal freedom. This has resulted, for instance, in the Buddhist Reformation of Hinduism, or the Protestant Reformation of Catholicism, or even the American and French revolutions.
QUICKENING OF SPIRIT I believe it is the quickening of spirit over the last 25 years for greater personal expression and interconnectivity that has driven innovators to create first personal computers, then the internet and smart phones. Yes, these are technological devices or systems, but what is driving them is humanity’s inner awakening and the need for connectivity, which also translates to our personal connection to our concept of a higher power, sidestepping the perennial middlemen of religion. During this period, as mentioned, we’ve also seen a huge upsurge in yoga and Buddhism in the West, both of which have an ancient tradition of quieting the mind or understanding that we are not the mind, but pure consciousness. So, while I agree that a singularity is coming, and may even result in advanced computer intelligence, I believe the inner quickening is leading to a singularity or blossoming of human consciousness. This may even allow us to discreetly use the technological advances of the day to solve the ecological and sociological problems caused by our egoic sense of separation from the whole of nature and from each other, and it may be the only thing saving us from becoming Kurzweil’s cyborgs. a John Nelson is the author of Starborn, Transformations and Matrix of the Gods, and the nonfiction title The Magic Mirror, which won the 2008 COVR Award as best book of the year and best divination system, and edited the anthology Solstice Shift. His novel, “I, Human,” was published by Cosmic Egg in May. He is the former editorial director of Bear & Company and Inner Ocean Publishing, and continues to edit fiction and nonfiction for a variety of authors and publishers at Bookworks Ltd. John has been a yogi and a meditator for more than 40 years, and he brings an expanded consciousness perspective to all that he writes. His fiction is a blend of hard science, science fiction and psycho-spiritual insights. Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.
December horoscope: Healthy nostalgia Mercurial Messages through the Zodiac
by Heather Roan Robbins December begins in a busy, work-oriented rush. Mercury in Sagittarius helps us stay honest and future-focused, Venus in industrious Capricorn and Mars in collective Aquarius keep our emotions involved in our work, our community and our far-reaching plans. Mars trines Jupiter and jump-starts our action. Mercury enters industrious Capricorn December 2 and Venus enters Aquarius December 7 and encourages us to initiate projects that serve our communities’ needs. Mercury sextiles Neptune on December 10 and sprinkles winter holiday magic, but it’s up to us to make it glow. A fresh industriousness kicks in as the Sun conjuncts Saturn and trines Uranus on December 10 and 12. Stay focused on longterm plans even as winter’s lights sparkle. Around December 19, all this busyness slows down; our energy level lowers and emotions get squishy as Mars enters Pisces and Mercury retrogrades. The sun enters Capricorn on December 21 and sends us back to our unfinished soul work, back to the family, our home towns, back to the messages of our other lives. After a moody, memory-filled Eve, Venus forms some delightful aspects to Jupiter, Uranus and Saturn on Christmas Day calling us to fully engage our heart and form radical acts of compassion. End 2016 with a Mercury-retrograde life review. Aries (Mar. 21-Apr. 19)…Make this a high-profile work month; prove you can both collaborate and lead. If caught in a feisty meeting, bring attention back to the good of the whole. After December 19, put work on hold or finish up loose ends, then reconnect with people
and projects dear to your heart. Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20)…Look around for what you need to learn and communicate for your work as the month begins. After December 7, strengthen working relationships; be sociable, open, yet reliable at holiday parties. After December 19, reminisce and reconnect with elements of your psychic history. Gemini (May 21-June 20)…Work on boundary issues as the month begins; stuff, thoughts, and feelings — what is yours, what is theirs? If you can sort this out, collaboration can be truly profitable. After the solstice, honor the family’s plans, but listen to a need to get quiet and burrow within. Cancer (June 21-July 22)…As the month begins, focus on your health and habits. Make daily life a spiritual practice; the busier you are the more important this is. Balance relationships and responsibilities mid-month. Bring attention to in-laws and the extended family community after the winter solstice. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)…Pay attention to love, romance and beauty these first few weeks; be of service to the ones you love and helpful to people all around. Steady work actually allows you to care more; a balanced soul can stretch farther. After the winter solstice, you may need to step back and let others shine. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)…Balance work and home life as the month begins; do not let opportunities slide, but know that you’re the keeper of the hearth-fire now. Romance warms up after the winter solstice. The holiday break can inspire last-minute creativity and surprising spiritual depth. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)…Your blood and chosen siblings need you as December begins; refine communication in work and community. Collaborative art projects blossom mid-month. But your attention is brought back to your personal home and history after the winter solstice. Investigate what projects and karmic exercises need completion.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)…You may feel unusually generous; just watch the proportion of income and outflow, and use your brilliance elsewhere, for this needs common sense. A good pragmatic foundation allows you to go deeper. After the solstice, it’s your turn to tell stories and check on stray folk. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)… As December begins, you have an opportunity to make a good impression, to have your words make a difference, to be taken seriously. Mid-month, you have a good perspective and can see how the parts fit together to the benefit of all. After the solstice, notice where you feel depleted and refill the wells. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan.19)…You have a vision of where your work or organization needs to go; shepherd it from the back — quietly, steadily and from behind the scenes. Listen to but work around others' objections mid-month. After the Solstice, feel appreciated for who you are and what you’ve been doing. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)…Do not be shy as the month begins, for it’s an important time to work your networks and be taken into consideration. Listen for projects in the work and see how you can fit in. After December 19, it’s time to kick back, take care of health and review your life. Pisces (Feb. 19-Mar. 20)…You are needed this month. Your kindness, humor and flexibility can create a better working environment the first week. Bosses and parental types need your help mid-month, but balance their needs with your own goals. After the Solstice, turn your healing attention to your chosen family. 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 astro-locality, 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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Christmas Kundalini by Chrism Christmas has a secret meaning that is available for those of us who are experiencing the Kundalini and for those seeking stronger validation of spiritual practice and the energetic understandings of spiritual awakening through the Kundalini. Christmas and its symbols and themes echo strong similarities with the Kundalini awakening. Kundalini is a Sanskrit term that describes the dormant evolutionary energy that lies at the base of the spine. Much of the Kundalini ancient symbolisms reach far back into and beyond our recorded history. They have direct relationship to shamanism and the Paleolithic age when tools of the human intellect had not yet replaced the tools of energetic spirituality. These are with us here and now in our current celebrations of Christmas outside of organized religion. In many ways one can understand the idea of the celebration of Christmas and the spiritual significance of Christmas, and these will often have themes that represent high spiritual activities and hidden understandings that speak only through our ancestors and their gifts to us within our DNA. The Christmas Tree This would be exemplified by the symbol of the pine tree being ornamented with lights and other beautiful decorations, with many gifts being placed under and around it. When we look at the top of the Christmas tree, we often arrange to behold a beautiful star or an angel at the top. We notice that the tree is a conifer and is triangular in shape. We understand the triangular position of the meditation pose that people will often partake of as they are within the Kundalini experience. To have the star or the angel at the top of the tree, at the top of the pyramid, at the top of the triangle, is a clear indication of divine Kundalini participation within the enlightenment of humanity. This tree can be understood within the Kundalini context as the tree of life which is internally experienced as the spinal column. At the base of this inner tree are the gifts of grace to be awakened (opened) and experienced. Those are the very same gifts waiting to be accessed by awakening or opening of Kundalini, which resides at the base of the spine in humanity. The pine cone of the pine tree is a direct symbol of our inner pine cone that we call our pineal gland. This gland has the properties of what is commonly referred to as the “third eye.” It has the capacities, within the Kundalini energetic experience, to bring about certain qualities or “gifts” that can include the visual 16 www.edgemagazine.net
appreciation of phenomena not normally available to a person without the Kundalini awakening. Visions of lights and sights of majestic grandeur and the interwoven dimensions of the non-physical planes of creation with the physical can be visually discerned. The pineal gland of the human being is actually shaped similar to a pine cone, hence the name “pine e all” or Pineal. Typically it is with the awakened or Kundalini-activated condition of the pineal gland that many experiences of the fantastic and the holy can be experienced. One familiar denizen of that dimensional blend would be the little people. These, in contemporary understandings, are called elves. Our ancient ancestors could see them and interact in many ways with them. The Kundalini-enlightened pineal gland can allow for these experiences even now. But as it was then so is it now: there can be a need for a bit of assistance in bringing Kundalini into the activated state. Within the pine needles under the Christmas tree was and is a very specific helper. These helpers are the mushrooms that are red with white spots on the top and you see them typically under the Christmas tree. This red mushroom with white spots, which often is depicted surrounded by Christmas elves, is the Amanita Muscaria mushroom. These are mushrooms that have a history of being non-poisonous and hallucinogenic when ingested and are symbiotic with the pine tree. That being said, never eat any mushroom that you do not know about or have not researched. A person can have very strong informative ecstatic experiences brought about by this fungi. It can assist in the Kundalini awakening process of a typically temporary nature, similar to the jungle tea called ayahuasca. Siberian reindeer love to eat the mushrooms under the pine tree.
Awakened Pineal Within a Kundalini awakening perspective, we can see the symbol of the pineal gland being awakened or “in lighted” or enlightened from this gift found under the pine tree. When a shaman or medicine person would partake of such a “gift,” that gift would bring the visual experience and communication with such beings, like the elves, that a Kundalini person can see and interact with. This is what some of us within the Kundalini awakening have as visual appreciation and audible appreciation of aspects of the expanded reality. These “little people” or “fairies” were observed by humanity in ancient times. Yet, even today these see KUNDALINI on p. 22
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Shock! Replay! Relief! by Kim Eisen Sometimes an unwanted stress response to a traumatic (shock) experience is locked into our energy field and solidified by the accompanying brain neuron connections. This allows the response to replay itself over and over again — when it is triggered by just living life or during particular events. Many call this stress response PostTraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Interestingly enough, it doesn’t have to be what some might call a large trauma, most notably from warfare, abuse, violence or accidents. It can be caused from smaller traumas — when something that was said or done “shocked” your system and caused a feeling of being unsafe, out of control, distrust, intense fear, helplessness, hopelessness or powerlessness. Think of it as a “freeze frame” in your unconscious mind of a life experience. These freeze frames can be one or a combination of sights, sounds or smells that are encoded along with the memory in your electromagnetic (energy) field. While freeze frame experiences can be either positive or negative, like a memory of love or a memory of horror, the ones that can wreak havoc in your life — the ones that trigger unwanted responses — are the events that are negatively encoded. Many people usually are unaware consciously as to why they had a certain hair-trigger response to something that was said or done, causing defensiveness, tears or intense inner feelings. But, they certainly know it’s happening — they feel it in their body, or in some cases, they just go numb. The traumatic stress response (aka PTSD) can lead to depression, but not all depression is PTSD, or at least not how it is normally thought of. Both, of course, are stress responses. Yet, after working with hundreds of clients, the best I can describe it is “shock” — something suddenly going against everything known, imagined or wanted, whether it happened once or over a period of time. In that moment of shock, our world changed. Depressed thoughts are usually the result of unspoken anger, which is unspoken sadness, whether it is directed at self or another. It usually see RELIEF on p. 20
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by Janet Michele Red Feather Recently, in a conversation with Cedric Red Feather, I was reminded of the oceanic wisdom of a departed psychic mentor, David Godwin. Godwin affirms that, when we reach the other side, we will be asked three questions: How well did you love? Were you generous? Were you willing to let go? The first two questions help redirect our energies outward to embrace others with compassion. In answering the third in the affirmative, sufferers of depression and PTSD would find release. The third of these questions is particularly instrumental in the spiritual growth of those labeled with depression or PTSD. “It is, in fact, possible to let go of things,” Cedric urges. Red Feather, a Mandan Turtle Priest and Purple Heart veteran, does not say this gratuitously. He suffers from severe Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, after having been blown off the top of tank and thrown several hundred feet through the air during an ambush and resultant firefight in Vietnam. Sufferers of either syndrome often feel moored to the same painful emotions and memories. At some point, we need to let go. We need to change the story we have about ourselves and our lives. The memories may still carry an emotional sting, but we can change how we interpret the events and the myths we weave around them. PTSD is a very real, identifiable cluster of symptoms and reactive behaviors. Still, as Cedric has acknowledged very recently, “People who suffer from traumas can get through them. We do not have to remain attached to the negative memories; at some point, we can decide to let them go each time they arise.” Most of the time, what we experience actually results from reacting to our own thoughts and judgments. While we can’t control our emotions directly, we can control the thoughts we make in response to them. To do so, of course, takes focus. There are things we all can do within our own spiritual cultures to ease our way over choppy seas. Meditation and deep breathing help immensely in the journey to gain control of our minds. “Look at how traditional people lived hundreds of years ago,” Cedric points out, asserting with a wry smile, “There were no depressed Indians. Everyone had an identity, a role, a purpose in life.”
He’s right. I can’t imagine a painting by Howard Terpning depicting a circle of Indians sharing a Sacred Pipe and looking pouty. It seems our conditions are, in part, the result of a disconnect from all that would nurture and heal us. Yes, depression is real. Oftentimes, though, we allow a physician’s pronouncement to become a death sentence. I know of a woman who stays in her pajamas until noon and rarely leaves home. She finds it impossible to focus on long-term goals, like completing the book of poems she’s been writing for over six years. Diagnosed with an array of disabling conditions, including Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and chronic depression, she holds onto them tenaciously, presenting them to newcomers like bad calling cards. She is adamant that friends and family accept her conditions as intractable and eternal. They are constantly asked to excuse her from activities or otherwise accommodate her frail condition. She remains determined never to let this go. Whatever we focus upon increases: that is the core teaching of the Law of Attraction. Do we want to perpetuate the thoughts and symptoms triggered by the replay of past hurtful events? I’m not suggesting that depression and trauma victims are imagining a condition; people deserve validation for having bravely suffered and endured harrowing events and triggers in their lives. I’m urging that we invoke our free will. We have the unique ability to monitor and control our own thoughts. When we change our thoughts, we, in turn, change the way we feel. Over the years, I have seen the way labels become a pervasive reality. Once we embrace a label, we cease engaging any personal responsibility for our own healing and affirm, instead, a sort of inevitability. I submit that it is far more helpful to take hold of the wheel and assume complete responsibility for altering our vessel’s course. 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.
Healing the brain naturally by Warren King Depression and anxiety must be dealt with on many levels. For years I used acupuncture, herbs and homeopathic with varying results, but some people would not get better. The last few years I have really focused on the brain and all the newest research and have found that when you work on the physical level of the nervous system — plus the emotional traumas from the past that are lodged in the brain — you can, indeed, turn around most cases of depression, anxiety, PSTD and other brain disorders. Many people start focusing on neurotransmitters as the first line of action for brain complaints, but I find when you work on more fundamental levels, you often don’t have to address the individual brain neurotransmitters. One of the first things to look at is blood sugar. The brain uses about 30 percent of the body’s glucose, and it needs a steady supply of it. If your blood sugar is going up and down like a roller coaster, then the brain can’t get a balance of its main food and brain function will suffer. The neurons also need enough oxygen. If your hands and feet are cold, then it is even harder to get the blood upward into the brain, which may affect brain function. This is why some sort of aerobic exercise is important for the brain. The brain also requires stimulation. The brain is plastic, meaning that although it doesn’t produce new brain cells, the ones we have can keep building new branches and connections, which keep us happier. Don’t get stuck in a rut, learn something new, develop a new hobby, add something fun into your life. Chronic inflammation and hormonal imbalances also affect neurotransmitter activity. If you have food allergies, this can affect your brain, as well. Twenty-five years ago I was in acupuncture school and I found that I was falling asleep in class and even while driving, I would get depressed and would only feel better after a nap. I was tested and found out I have a gluten intolerance. I cut out all wheat and the brain fatigue and depression cleared. Dairy is another
big one for many people. If you are depressed, try cutting out wheat and milk products, as well as simple sugars. Stress and the fight-or-flight response in the body has a major impact on the brain. The adrenals make epinephrine and noradrenaline that are fight-or-flight hormones, so tools like yoga, qi gong and meditation are useful for so many people in our modern life. Acetylcholine has to do with learning and memory. Serotonin has to do with feeling happy, calm and relaxed, so that is a target of most anti-depressants. GABA is an anti-anxiety neurotransmitter. Dopamine has to do with motivation, hope and self-worth and is involved with addiction. So many natural products, herbs and vitamins help neurotransmitters, so it is worth trying these — after you first address blood sugar, oxygenation and brain stimulation. In some cases prescription drugs are necessary and helpful, especially with suicidal thoughts or severe depression or psychosis. For the last three years, I have been doing a type of therapy called Quantum Neuro Reset Therapy (QNRT). In this process, we find that emotional trauma from the past affects certain parts of the brain and organs of the body. When the records are released, the core in the nervous system is let go and the body and brain start to function normally again. I find that when you work on both levels, the physical brain and neurotransmitters, as well as emotional trauma from the past that is lodged in the brain, then healing of depression, anxiety and other nervous system problems can be relieved. a Warren King has been practicing Natural and Oriental Medicine for 24 years and has treated over 9,000 patients. He tries to always work on the root causes of health issues and has recently been focusing on brain and nervous system issues such as depression and anxiety. His new book, Love Your Organs, Love Yourself, is a beautiful way to learn to take care of your organs from an Oriental Medicine perspective. He has a practice in Minnetonka and can be reached at 952.930.3575 or at warrenking.com. Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.
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encompasses self, familial or societal relationships. There was a sudden initial shock in which the person felt a loss of safety, love or approval, and it continued to be replayed throughout life. It can feel like an intense feeling of unworthiness or powerlessness. With traumatic stress response, it seems to be tied to more life-specific event(s). Whatever was intimately traumatic for the person, big or small, the thing that matters is how the experience was encoded into the energy field. There are emotional similarities, especially with lack of control, safety and powerlessness. In either case something is off and doesn’t feel good and it seems to show up in life by replaying over and over again. It’s not about judging what happened or the terms of severity. The only thing that is important is “how” you feel. The good news is that the stress response can be changed. We call that relief. It won’t change what happened, but it can change how it affects a person’s life and those around them. It begins with taking back our power that was initially lost or given away. Relief is all anyone is really looking for. Just to be able to feel better again, to breathe again, to smile, to be happy. How do you do that? I have some unconventional thoughts about this. If the event only took moments of time to register and encode (postively or negatively) in your electromagnetic field (and this applies whether it had happened once or over and over again), why would it take long to change the encoding? From my experience, it doesn’t. So many experiences in our life are now connected to neutral feelings
or they eventually become neutral. Thankfully, this is good, for we’d go crazy if we had to think about everything that ever happened in our life. We no longer think of them or are affected by them in the sense that they cause us stress. Yet, how do you get relief from current stress responses (i.e. depression or traumatic stress) that seem to have a hold over you? We do this by working on neutralizing the negative (or unwanted) encoding in the electromagnetic energy field. That is where it all lies. Once it is neutralized and you have relief, your brain neurons will start disconnecting and re-forming new pathways and your life and your responses will be different. Best of all it doesn’t need to be difficult or take a long time. There are many ways to do this, yet the one of the most holistic and efficient ways I have found after working with hundreds clients, is to be in the moment, address the emotions and/or feelings associated with what’s going on for a person and neutralize the associated encoding to offer relief. I use Intuitive EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) Tapping, which allows divine guidance to come in and assist in the healing process. Some may say, “Just get over it,” but I find that’s not useful in most situations, In fact, it can be irritating and make the person feel even more powerless. I say, “Neutralize it so you can have relief.” a Kim Eisen is a Life Breakthrough Success Coach and Experienced and Intuitive Master of EFT “Tapping.” She has helped hundreds of clients to heal their emotional wounds and create a more abundant life since 1999. Kim is a co-author with Dr. Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, et al., in the book Wake Up: Live the Life you Love – Finding Personal Freedom. She is the creator of many programs and seminars like “Get Rid of My Stuff,” “Transcend,” “Attraction Today” and “Shortcut to Success.” Get your Free “Easy EFT – Quick Start Guide” at www. DoEFT.com. Set up a free 15-minute chat with Kim at www.SuccessAndEFT.com or call 612.802.4325. Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.
Do you care about feeling good? by Theresa Nutt How many of you wait for that magic someday: when the stars have aligned…your to-do list is complete…when everything makes sense…when you know exactly what to do with your life…when you have transformed some more of your patterns and demons…and when everyone in your life is happy and fulfilled? So often we delay feeling good and live a lot in the past or future. Feeling good is possible right now! One of the gifts of this time of stillness is the realization that when I love everything that arises in my life, I have the choice to feel good right now. When I no longer need the conditions to be different or my reactions to be different, I have a lot of freedom in each moment. I have permanently given up any need to change or fix anything about myself. Each moment is joyful and if I can’t immediately find the joy, it is easy to embrace the feeling I am having and make a choice about how I want to feel. Years ago I read the book How Much Joy Can You Stand? during one of my periods of devouring all self-help materials. I think at the time I really did want to find happiness and joy, but I thought it existed outside of me. When I had the right job, relationships, car, house, etc., then I was going to have more joy than I would know what to do with! But lasting joy never came. Right now in my life, when I have no certainty at all, I am realizing that I have more joy than I ever thought possible. What made this shift possible? Tuning into every moment as it is and loving whatever is arising in me without conditions. What can matter more than feeling good? If you think of yourself as a Divine being who is perfect, whole and complete, and if you realize that you are loved just because you exist, what could possibly be more important than feeling good in each moment? It’s actually that simple. So, you can breathe deeply and stop waiting. Your perfect moment is right now, and right now, and right now.
I recently heard Sadhguru speak in Minneapolis and I was struck deeply by something he said (roughly paraphrased, of course): “We spend too much time trying to be a good person. That implies others are not as good. But, if we spend our time being a joyful person, what better gift to the world can we be?” It is a fitting statement for this time in my personal evolution. I have made so many decisions based on what I thought was good or right. I have rarely made decisions based on what brings me joy in each moment. And when we are joyful, we are naturally more willing to connect with others, be generous, share love, shine and use our gifts in the world. Check out Sadhguru’s book, Inner Engineering, if this idea resonates with you.
Practices for feeling good Here are a few practices I know for feeling good in each moment: Celebrate everything that arises in you — every thought, emotion, impulse. If you want a structure to help you do it, it can look like this: I am so good at feeling/thinking/doing (fill in the blank)! I am so incredibly good at feeling/ thinking/doing/ (fill in the blank)! I cannot believe how good I am at feeling/thinking/doing (fill in the blank)! Start loving yourself exactly where you are with whatever conditions are present in your life right now. Start practicing the intention of wanting to feel good in every moment. Have gratitude for all that is going right in your life. I can’t think of anything more important than feeling good right now and maintaining a high vibration all the time. That is the essence of who we are anyway — energy beings. And, might I add, we are pretty amazing, fantastical, damned good looking, and playful ones! Enjoy this Earth journey. It will be short and I want you to celebrate every minute of it. a Theresa Nutt is a transformational coach, author and speaker. She empowers women to become Vibrant. Imaginative. Unforgettable. Her business is Closeted Creatives Coaching. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org, www.theresanutt. com, or 949.728.8640. Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.
Holistic solutions offer help by Debra Roinestad I am a survivor of severe child abuse. Through divine grace, I somehow got through those terrible years. My childhood left me with overwhelming traumatic memories and occasional waves of depression. The holidays were especially challenging, since I had no concept of normal family interactions and traditions. As a young adult, flashbacks often caught me by surprise and drained my energy, leaving me fatigued and heartbroken. The good news is that, over time, I realized I was no longer helpless. Then I began a journey to heal and nourish my mind, body and soul. It became clear to me that much of the suffering in my present was the result of memories trapped inside my body and mind from those past, formative years. My body was in a constant state of rigidity and tension. My breathing was quick, rapid, and shallow. This state of constant body arousal perpetuated my traumatic anxiety and depression. Once I was totally convinced of the mind/body connection, I explored ways to relax and alter my muscle tension, breathing and thoughts. What I know now, after many years of practice and self-reflection, is that there is a natural flow between mind and body. Traumatic memory and depression are primal self-defense mechanisms and survival tools. The symptoms of trauma are not a sign of weakness but of strength. However, the key is to use trauma as the starting point of the healing process, and to not remain stuck in that state. Our brains have the amazing ability to heal and rewire, which is almost impossible to imagine when we are depressed and traumatized. Healing the mind and body requires constant communication with our souls.
Everyone is unique and has a different rate of healing. An inner awakening can happen when we shift our mind towards positive goals. Here are some techniques that I have found helpful for restoring resiliency and recovering from trauma and depression: Moving Meditation: Tai-Chi, Qi Gong, and Gentle Yoga — It is so important to reconnect the relaxed body to the relaxed mind. Moving meditation promotes a state of calmness through practices that are gentle and fluid. A few minutes a day may be all that is needed to release negativity and stay in the present. Neurofeedback — This is a wonderful way to calm the nervous system and help realign the signals in the brain. Find an app through your phone that you can download and use daily. Find restful sleep by listening to Delta waves. Contact and Self-Holding — This is an excellent exercise to promote grounding and awareness. When we were toddlers, positive body contact through a loving parent was essential for thriving. Self-soothing exercises will help reintroduce this kind of gentle touch. I have found it helpful during distress, to place my hand on my chest in order to calm my breathing and restore security. Nature — Surrounding yourself with nature is another wonderful grounding exercise. It promotes healing as it radiates positive vibrations. We need to grow, to expand, to embrace life, and nourish ourselves as we feed our souls. When we allow ourselves to enjoy nature, we can see that we are all beautiful and divine. a Debra Roinestad is the author of Protected by the Light: A Spiritual Memoir based on a true story of psychic survival. Visit her at protectedbylight.com or roinestad. com. Contact Debra at DebraRnstd@gmail.com. Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.
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How I naturally healed anxiety, depression by Berni Xiong Earlier this year, I reunited with my son after four years of being alienated from him by his father. The void I felt in my heart for years was finally filled. But confronting what had happened, the time we were apart also reminded me just how painful that whole experience was. Not only for me missing him all those years, but also for him being stuck in the middle — a position he should never have been put in. As we returned to our lives, I suddenly felt the walls caving in on me. My mind raced with all the negative inner chatter about the things I couldn’t change. I cried. I felt helpless. After recognizing my symptoms resembled PTSD, I decided to see a therapist for the first time in years. Therapy and counseling have held positive connotations for me growing up. Since I was 10, I’ve been intrigued by the mind, personality and behavior. I remember making a promise that someday I would do work that makes a difference in the world. Especially for people — like me — who never really felt they fit in. In 2008, I became a professional coach and inspirational speaker. Since then, I’ve helped hundreds and hundreds of people speak up, stand out, and change the world. But, then, how was it possible for “someone like me” to get diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder and persistent depressive disorder this year? Anxiety and depressive disorders do not define me; they inform me.
I was actually relieved when I got the diagnosis. Mental health disorders can afflict anyone at any time. To turn a blind eye to it will do you a disservice. Through my professional work, I’ve learned that you’ve got to know what is at the heart of the matter to break through the blocks. Mental health is no different. Healing anxiety and depression is not a one-time event — it’s ongoing as long as I live. I’ve tried and tested many ways to help heal my anxiety and depression over the last decade — before I even was diagnosed. The following are the most effective methods that have helped me. I’m not here to offer any expert advice on what will work for you. In fact, don’t believe what I say. Instead, I urge you to be a student and scientist: get informed, test out these ideas for yourself, and then use what works for you: If you smoke, quit. I quit cold turkey nine years ago. In addition to improving my physical health, I have since felt less moody and nervous. Replace bad habits with nutrition and exercise. I was a binge smoker and junk food eater. Both vices induced my stress and anxiety. If you can take a walk break, pack a lunch or get up and stretch periodically, you will feel physically better. Talk to a professional coach, therapist or counselor. It’s not fair for family and friends to shoulder the burden of being our sounding board. It’s not their job to “fix” us, and they’re unable to remain objective
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inter-dimensional lifeforms can be seen and heard and they can see and hear you. Communication can be established. One must merely be a willing participant in forms of communication that are not common — forms that are of those “gifts” under the tree previously mentioned. Telepathy, clairaudience, intuitive knowing, expanded visionary capacities and healing are all aspects of the new forms of communication that can be established within the Kundalini. We have Santa Claus. Within the Kundalini context, he represents the sacred male with Kundalini awakened. The colors of his clothing are common colors of those that represent right and left quadrants of the Kundalini awakened energetic anatomy. We have the deep red (sacred feminine) of the Santa Claus suit with the beautiful white (sacred male) of the lining and piping of the jacket and trousers indicating sacred male and sacred feminine in one body (the awakened state). We have the white beard and the red with white trim hat and boots the color of the Shakti soil. He comes down the chimney bringing gifts. The chimney would be the spinal cord. The fireplace would be the base of the spine correlating with the location of the sacred fire of the Kundalini. There he lays the gifts of grace under the tree. He then comes up the spine and out the fontanel, the roof of our body, bringing with 22 www.edgemagazine.net
— it’s not a slight on them; it just is. Avoid resenting those you love most and get help from a pro. Write. Holding in your emotions can be physically ailing for your body. When you’re frustrated, sad, or inspired, write. It’s soothing for the soul and also empowers you to speak up and let things out. Get an energy or intuitive healing. There are many modalities of intuitive and energy healing. One example is Reiki energy healing. If you especially have a hard time meditating, this form of healing will help you become centered and relaxed. Be still. Meditate. Do yoga. Sit in silence near your favorite beach or lake. Find your sanctuary (internal or external) and prioritize a few minutes of stillness each day to quiet the inner chatter. Help others. My favorite piece of advice I received from life and business mentors is: Help others and expect nothing in return. The reward is in the doing. If you do something with purpose and it serves another, your life will feel more meaningful because you are making a positive impact on the world. a Berni Xiong is The Shin Kicking Life Spark. Her work as a Reiki Master and Intuitive Branding Coach helps impact-driven individuals speak up, stand out, and change the world. She is a contributing author of Chicken Soup for the Soul: Time to Thrive, and contributing writer at The Huffington Post. When she’s not kicking shins, you can find her at bernixiong.com. Contact her at email@example.com. Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved.
him the classical bottom to top awakening of the Kundalini. As he walks around “our roof,” we experience the movements of little feet walking about the top of the cranium. This is another classic symptom of the Kundalini. The stockings hanging next to the fireplace within Kundalini are the feet of the awakening individual, as the Kundalini heat will often rush into the feet, as the red triangle of both feet and tailbone is completed. This information is hidden in plain sight. Many of us have been partaking of this information through celebration all our lives. In these ways, the divine has and does help to arrange a format that allows humanity this level of spiritual evolution. Christmas is a truth of enlightenment that we have been given through the hidden meanings and dynamics that reside within ourselves. The kingdom of heaven is within. We are gifts of grace waiting to be opened, and I invite you to open into your grace as you experience the beauty, love, and the gift of life this Christmas season. a Chrism is Kundalini Awakening Systems’ spiritual teacher. He assists people worldwide in the activation and awakening of Kundalini. He has presented four Kundalini seminars in the Twin Cities in the last two years. He connects monthly via Skype or ZOOM with MN Kundalini Awakening Community. He can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.KundaliniAwakeningSystems1.com. Copyright © 2016. All Rights Reserved
Featured Businesses Business Network • Intuitive Network Edge Talk Radio • Classifieds Sacred Gatherings • Happenings Events toward a luminous physical and spiritual expression. Individuals living their Kundalini journeys within www.KundaliniAwakeningSystems1. com, with the direction of its founder and seminar leader, Chrism, meet the 2nd Monday each month, 7-9 p.m. at Wilshire Dr., Mendota Heights, MN. Mind & Body Spiritual Center, 615 1st Ave. NE, Minneapolis, MN, 612.759.0870, www.mindandbodyspiritualcenter.com — If you are inspired by Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Oprah, Ralph Waldo Emerson, etc., come check out our Center! We are an inclusive Community of spiritual seekers…a Community acknowledging the Power of our thoughts. Meditation begins at 10:25 a.m. and our Gathering at 11 a.m. Bodywork and Healing Prayer are offered after each service.
in the Upper MidwesT…and Beyond The following Spiritual Centers support your personal journey: Echo Bodine’s Center for Intuitive Living, 5356 Chicago Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN — The Center is a warm, inviting environment to explore and develop your spiritual gifts. Beginning and Advanced Psychic Development classes, Laying on Hands Healing Workshops, and monthly meetings. Our open house is the third Saturday of every month with many gifted vendors. A guided meditation the last Friday of every month. The Christine Center, 715.267.7507, email@example.com, www.christinecenter.org — A wellness and spirituality retreat center in the Wisconsin woodlands offering yoga, meditation, art and writing, much more. Personal retreats. Hermitages and guest house. Homemade, vegetarian meals, gluten-free available. Spiritual guidance, bodywork, sauna, meditation trails, art studio, bookstore and library. Eckankar / Temple of ECK: Religion of the Light and Sound of God, 7450 Powers Blvd., Chanhassen, MN,952.380.2200, www.TempleofECK.org — Keys to spiritual
spot lighting o ne ho listic commu nity ev ery mo nth 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. Coming next: Animal Services Deadline: December 17 To be included: 763.433.9291 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.edgemagazine.net/advertise experiences: Explore past lives, dreams and Soul Travel. Worship Service: first Sunday of each month, 10-11 a.m. Youth programs. Community HU Song: third Sunday of each month, 10-10:30 a.m. Free workshops: Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. Tours available. Kundalini / MN Kundalini Community, Rosemary Golias, 651.329.9615, rosemaryg@ usinternet.com — Kundalini is an evolutionary energy that is designed for humanity’s next step
Spirit United Church: Services only at 701 N. Lexington Parkway, St. Paul, 612.378.3602, email@example.com, www.spiritunited.com — We are an adventurous, creative, and supportive Spiritual Community connecting with Universal Essence through Presence, Practice and Play. We serve those aware individuals who seek a personal spirituality in addition to that offered by traditional religions. We welcome your life experience, your imagination, and your participation. Explore with us! Service on Sundays: 10:30 a.m. Unity North Spiritual Center, 11499 Martin St. NW, Coon Rapids, MN 55433, 763.754.6489, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.unitynorthmn.org — Unity North Spiritual Center is committed to offering a space to support community members and youth in fulfilling their potential. Services and events include healing, prayer, men’s and women’s groups, meditation, sacred text and shamanic studies. UNSC serves the wider community through programs such as Family Promise and Family Table. Unity of the Valley Spiritual Center, 4011 W. Hwy 13, Savage, MN, 952.895.0745, www.unityofthevalleymn.org — “Celebrating the Light of Spirit within you.” Sunday service, Nursery, Rainbow Circles for children, and Uniteens at 10 am. Our Many Paths Metaphysical Book and Gift store is open: Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Adult classes and workshops. Rental space available.
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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
ACUPUNCTURE: Providing affordable, effective, personalized acupuncture by an RN and licensed acupuncturist in a group setting for over 10 years. $15-$50, you pay what works for you. Help for pain, headaches, digestive issues, fatigue, stress and more. Mongeau Acupuncture LLC , Ann Mongeau L.Ac, RN 763.300.9811, www.nwtwincitiesacupuncture.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
Angelic Messages: Receive from your Guardian Angel, from an ArchAngel, or card reading for past, present, and future, $35 • Edge’s Angels Messengers of Light podcast: 1st Wednesdays at 7pm. Connect with Your Angel through Divine Angelic REIKI class. Tracy Kvamme (Krouse), Divine Fey8, 612.501.0858, www.divinefey8.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
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
DISEASE PREVENTION Disease Prevention – For A Life Of Wellness. “Disease cannot thrive in an alkaline body.” Alkaline-rich cells provide the immune system with the natural ability to prevent disease from taking root at a cellular level. Rick Roach / Enagic Distributor, 612.377.8008, Healthy-H2o.org
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, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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, email@example.com
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 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
BREATH WORK / ENERGY HEALING / SOUL COACHING: Heal your Body, Clear your Blocks, Enhance your Soul Connection, Transform your Life. Soul Breathing™ workshops and group sessions, ongoing. Individual Breath Sessions, Pranic Healing® / NPMDT® / Reiki by appointment. Terri Peterson, SBF, TBF, RPh., 651.442.4623, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.theconnectingspirit.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
Chakra Healing & Therapeutic Massage Relax with a meditation, intuitive healing touch and chakra balance, then enjoy a 60-minute therapeutic massage, all for $50 for first-time clients (2 hours). Edgar Massage & Chakra Balance, 5215 28th Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.384.4572, www.edgardennis.com
FENG SHUI CONSULTATION Consultations, one-on-one professional mentoring, and workshops. Barbara Bobrowitz, Energetic Alignments, 763.571.9437, www.energeticalignments.com
CHRIST HEALING Working with the highest available Light on Earth at this time, Susan facilitates healing by working with multiple levels of consciousness. Sessions available for all ages. Susan Broadwell, MA, PsyD., 952.220.5225 email@example.com, www.mindbodytherapymn.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, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.presentmoment.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
KUNDALINI: Individuals living their Kundalini journeys within Kundalini Awakening Systems and the direction of its founder, and seminar leader, Chrism. Encouraged, inspired, supported by monthly meetings with the teacher. MN Kundalini Community, 651.329.9615, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.KundaliniAwakeningSystems1.com
Holistic Health Coaching Manifest balance in your life — health, nutrition, spiritual, career, energy. Create your healing journey. Customized programs. Heal Organically, 952.200.4804, email@example.com, www.healorganically.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, theempathicconnection@ gmail.com, www.theempathicconnection.com
HOMEOPATHY: 2000 Homeopathic Remedies, Individual Potencies, Books, Practitioners Available. Contact Dr. Andrew Lucking ND, Martin Bulgerin, We buy and sell new and used books. At 3546 Grand Ave. S., Minneapolis. Present Moment Herbs & Books, 612.824.3157, 1.800.378.3245, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.presentmoment.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 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
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, email@example.com, www.staceylscott.net
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.restoreyourpath.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 & 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 Medium, Educator & Animal Intuitive: Award winning, ethical and one of the top Psychic Mediums in the world. Psychic Galleries monthly, Psychic Development Groups weekly, Workshops. Alison James, 612.424.1411 returned via text, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.alisonjames.us
HYPNOTHERAPY/PSYCHOTHERAPY: Help with emotional overwhelm, healing trauma, sexual abuse & other issues. Access pastlives & between lives. Build skills for relationships across the veil, interactive prayer, Synergy Meditation. Channel for Mother Mary. Jerry Buchmeier, Ph.D., psychotherapist, 763.546.4133, email@example.com, www.jerrybuchmeier.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
HYPNOTHERAPY & TRAINING Past Life, Life-Between Lives Regression. 20 years experience. Madonna Kettler, Ph.D., LBL, 612.709.5578, www.madonnakettler.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, email@example.com, ReikibyMiejan.com
INNER CHILD WORK & EFT Author of the best-selling Inner Child Workbook & EFT (Tapping) Practitioner. Cathryn Taylor, 612.710.7720, www.EFTforYourInnerChild.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 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
Services/Products: NourishDoc is an online Holistic health platform that connects clients with the holistic experts. Clients can text, video and do phone consultation with holistic experts, engage with other clients and learn from the community. NourishDoc, 650.504.0770, email@example.com, www.nourishdoc.com 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 SUFI Four Layers of the Heart. Jess Fauchier, 763.360.9259, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.suficentermn.org
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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
PATRICE CONNELLY, DIRECTOR OF QUESTFIELDS: INTUITIVE DEVELOPMENT TEACHER, HEALER, STUDENT
For 35 years I have taught and continue to teach Intuitive Development classes, worked with numerous clients in one-on-one sessions in person or by phone bringing Spirituality, creativity and humor together. I offer practical hands on tools for students and clients to explore and to develop their own unique gifts working with their Spirit through soul, mind and body. It is a never-ending source of delight and pleasure to see students and clients become empowered in their ownership. • Patrice Connelly, Questfields, www.questfields.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
START 2017 ANEW WITH AN INTUITIVE NUMEROLOGY CONSULTATION
Know your PERSONAL YEAR NUMBER and the RIGHT ACTIONS TO TAKE FOR 2017. Know your LIFE CHALLENGES THAT ARE ACTIVE NOW—super-important info—find the weak links that can be strengthened and corrected NOW. KNOW WHICH of the NINE TIMING CYCLES of your LIFE are active NOW. What is your “HEART’S DESIRE”? The vowels in your name at birth hold the STRONG DESIRE of your SOUL’S MOTIVATION. Phone consultations. 35+ years experience. Call for your reading today! • Barbara K. Michael Grover, 406.522.8616, firstname.lastname@example.org
Claudia Johnson, Psychic Medium Readings, Reiki, Custom Hypnosis, Spiritual Coach
I offer private, respectful, psychic mediumship readings to connect the wisdom of your spirit to angels, spirits and ancestors who love and guide you. My passion is to heal and empower your journey with evidence, confidence and clarity, leading to a more joyful, fulfilled life. I provide powerful Reiki healing sessions & classes. Hypnosis for lasting change. Spiritual Coach. See me at Booth 12, Mpls. Holistic Expo, Nov, 4 & 5. • Claudia Johnson, Psychic Medium, Teacher, Healer, Hypnosis, 612.597.5682, Claudia@healingenergyarts.com, www.healingenergyarts.com
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, email@example.com, www.cindylehman.com
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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, email@example.com, www.lynmarie8.com
SPIRITUALLY ACTIVE STUDIO IN THE HEART OF ST. LOUIS PARK
Spirit Guide Readings - Shamanic Reiki Healing - Consultations - Classes - Clearings - Negative Energy Extractions and more. In person, over the phone and Skype. International for most services. My Spirit Experience, Heidi Steffens, www.myspiritexperience.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
MY SPIRIT EXPERIENCE
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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, email@example.com, www.juremasilva.com
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Sherry Williams ~ Intuition With A Southern Flare
As an Intuitive Creation Mentor and Teacher, I show up with an open mind and listening skills that not only hear what you are saying, but what you are not saying. I help crack the code on what’s holding you hostage and weighing you down. We’re going to discover your patterns, remove your faulty belief system, understand your true psychology and tear down that crumbling platform that you have been standing on rewriting you a whole new story line. Sherry Williams, 803.206.4589, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.sherrywilliams.net
TOP PSYCHIC MEDIUM IN MINNESOTA AS SEEN IN THE BOOK TOP 50 PSYCHICS & MEDIUMS IN THE U.S.
Leigh is one of the most popular and well-respected readers and life coaches in the United States. Leigh is naturally gifted psychic, medium and clairvoyant. She also holds a Certification for Life Coaching. Leigh has over 20 years of experience. Leigh has also been chosen to represent Minnesota in Jennifur Diamond’s new book, Top 50 Psychics in the U.S. Leigh Cohen Wyatt, 763.233.1354, email@example.com, www.leighcohenwyatt.com
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Free Edge Podcasts in December December 3 at 6 p.m. — “The Edge of Divinity” with Dr. Julie Buckman: Learn the language of the Divine. Learn to trust what you hear, to be guided by what you say, as we explore the multitude of differences we each uniquely possess. Dr. Buckman is an ordained Minister who works with God and his Divine guidance while asking for guidance from the other realms, as well. December 6 at 6 p.m. — “Edge Learning Well” with Elise Marquam Jahns: Elise’s guest is Leslie Michelson, founder, chairman and CEO of Private Health Management, and author of the new book, The Patient’s Playbook: How to Save Your Life and the Lives of Those You Love. It empowers listeners everywhere to achieve the best possible health outcomes at every stage of life. Learning Well is sponsored by the Integrative Health Education Center of Normandale Community College. December 7 at 7 p.m. — “The Edge presents Angels – Messengers of Light” with Dagney Kvamme (Walters): Dagney and frequent guest and daughter, Tracy Kvamme (Krouse), help listeners through Divine guidance from their angels to learn the role angels play in the world, in your life, and how to connect to your angels. Gain an understanding of angels’ involvement in Divine energy healing and the raising of consciousness. Call in and share your experiences or receive a message from your angels. December 8 at 4 p.m. — “Spiritual Diagnostics on the Edge” with Carol & Rabecca: Carol Dorian
Listen anytime for free at Blogtalkradio. com/edgemagazine or call at show time at 714.364.4750. Show archives: Explore every show at www.edgemagazine.net/edge-talk-radio Host your own show: call 612.710.7720 or 763.433.9291 for details.
& Rabecca Raffi discuss a wide range of spiritual readings that assist you answering questions about your personal journey, including love, finances, and all matters of the heart and spirit. Learn about your chakras and chakra balancing, your spiritual DNA, positive energy vs. unwanted energy, and much more. December 11 from 6-8 p.m. — “On the Edge” with Doug Crandall: Each month, join Doug as he views life from On the edge, using his unique perspective to delve into such topics as life, death, this, that and the other! The host will be joined by notable guests who will share their knowledge with the listening audience. December 13 at 6 p.m. — “Edge Insights” with Deborah Lynn11: Deborah, a well-known Twin Cities psychic medium and author will help you discover why and what it is you are working on in your current incarnation. Learn your true purpose for being on the planet at this time. Call in for your “one-time-only” psychic answer to that one question
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that begs you for insight and direction. December 15 at 8 p.m. — “The Edge’s Mystikologist” with Tracy Kvamme (Krouse): Understand the meaning of Mystikologist through searching for truth, paranormal experiences, also interviews with people who have experienced a touch of Mystikology, and enjoy the participation from listeners. December 19 at 3 p.m. — “Edge EFT Happy Half Hour – Rap & Tap” with Cathryn Taylor: “EFT for Body, Mind, Heart & Soul” – Take the edge off your day! Treat yourself to a half hour of relaxation and relief with the new, innovative stress-reducing technique of Energy Tapping. December 21 at 3 p.m. — “Edge Happenings” with Cathy Jacobsen: Live conversations with those who are bringing special events to the community in the next month. Gather more insight into what to expect at these coming events and why they will be meaningful to you in your everyday life. December 22 at 5 p.m. —“Edge Wise Woman Wellness” with Terese Guettler, R.N.: Empowering Women through Life Transitions. Whether you are experiencing a divorce, empty nest syndrome, a health challenge, job loss or searching for your life purpose Terese Guettler offers you assistance and support in that transition. Terese enjoys a private coaching practice empowering women in reclaiming their voice through life transitions. December 26 at 7 p.m. — “Edge of Wellness” with Tina McGee: Expect to be inspired to think of your health in new and innovative ways that educate, as well as empower! Tina is an LPN currently attending St Catherine’s University earning her master’s degree in Holistic Health Studies. December 2016 the edge 27
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Sacred Gatherings are $90 total for 3 mos., $150 total for 6 mos., $240 total for one year. Deadline: 15th of each month. Major credit cards are accepted. Provide: Name, address, phone, email, website, gathering times & brief description. To be included: 763.433.9291 or 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, 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 self-healing.
SCIENCE OF SPIRITUALITY MEDITATION CENTER: 4054 Van Buren St. NE, Columbia Heights, MN, 612.216.4444, MinneapolisCenter@sos.org, www.sosmn.org — The Meditation Center strives to help seekers achieve stronger sense of purpose and leading a spiritual life based on meditation and universal spiritual values. We are a global, nonprofit, spiritual organization having over 2,500 centers around the world. Under the guidance of Sant Rajinder Singh Ji Maharaj, these centers organize regular Meditation sessions, workshops/classes, talks & retreats, all Free. Visit www.sos.org for information. SPIRIT UNITED CHURCH: Services only at 701 N. Lexington Parkway, St. Paul, 612.378.3602, email@example.com, www.spiritunited.com — We are an adventurous, creative and supportive Spiritual Community connecting with Universal Essence through Presence, Practice and Play. We serve those aware individuals who seek a personal spirituality in addition to that offered by traditional religions. We welcome your life experience, your imagination, and your participation. Explore with us! Service on Sundays: 10:30am. UNITY IN THE HEART: St. Paul Location, 1898 Iglehart Ave., at the Triune Masonic Temple, www.unityintheheart.org — Unity in the Heart of the Twin Cities — Grow your Life! Unity emphasizes the practical, everyday
application of spiritual principles to help you live a more abundant, meaningful life. In our vibrant community, we warmly embrace all people regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, cultural origin or religious affiliation. It’s our purpose to support you on your path to discovering your own understanding and experience of God and the divinity that you are. Expect inspiring ideas and terrific music by talented professionals at our 10:30 a.m. Sunday services. 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 9:15, 9;45 & 11:30 a.m., nursery & Sunday school 3 yrs-5th grade, 9:45 & 11:30 a.m., 6th-12th grade at 11:30 a.m. Monthly healing service 7 p.m. on the 1st Tuesday. Adult education classes throughout the year. UNITY NORTH SPIRITUAL CENTER: 11499 Martin St. NW, Coon Rapids, MN 55433, 763.754.6489, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.unitynorthmn.org — Unity North Spiritual Center is committed to offering a space to support community members and youth in fulfilling their potential. Services and events include healing, prayer, men’s and women’s groups, meditation, sacred text and shamanic studies. UNSC serves the wider community through programs such as Family Promise and Family Table. UNITY OF THE VALLEY SPIRITUAL CENTER: 4011 W. Hwy 13, Savage, MN 55378, 952.895.0745, 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.
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Happenings Events are $29 for up to 35 words, $45 for 36-70 words. Listings over 70 words will be edited. Deadline: 15th of each month. Major credit cards are accepted. Provide: Date, title and text. Listing must include specific event dates and time, or it will be placed under Ongoing and not be included online. To be included: 763.433.9291 or email@example.com or www.edgemagazine.net/advertise December 1 – The Art of Muscle Testing: Emotional Balancing – Part 1: Emotional stress is something that we all experience in our lives, and it can be controlled by muscle testing techniques. Experience how color and gentle acupressure can relieve past or present pain and trauma – and even future performance anxiety. Join us in this informative session, and walk away with more knowledge intended to help one of the most important persons in your life: You! 6-8pm, $49, Normandale Community College, 952.358.8343, www.normandale.edu/ce/classes December 3 – Reiki Energy Therapy Level 2: This intensive advanced class in Reiki Energy Therapy focuses on increasing the power and versatility in the use of Reiki. You will learn how to develop abilities to handle more complex situations and techniques to enhance your practice of the therapy. Upon completion of this course, you will be certified as an Advanced Practitioner with greater capabilities and ability to transmit the Reiki life force. 8am-4pm, $150, Normandale Community College, 952.358.8343, www.normandale.edu/ ce/classes December 3 – Energy Medicine: Futuring – Predicting, Creating & Understanding: Discover the future through the study of the past. Join us in this fun, informative workshop and explore “futuring” traditions and methods across several cultures and time, from countries including Egypt, Lapland, Wales, Greece, China and Siberia, and communities including the Mayans, Gypsies, Hindus, Cherokees, Hebrews and Sufis. 9am-4pm, $145, Normandale Community College, 952.358.8343, www.normandale.edu/ce/classes December 3 – 90-Minute Seminar | How to Survive The Holidays with Your Family: 10-11:30am. Move past the concepts and take a deeper look at the core issues that can turn
something as beautiful as a time to celebrate with family into a time of stress, miscommunication and uncomfortability. In this seminar, we not only want to help you get a better insight into family interaction but we intend to turn concepts of peace on earth into a reality of peace within your self this holiday season. Reserve your spot at http://bit.ly/2fcvH7X. More info: 612.930.2662, Info@IntraAwareness. com, www.IntraAwareness.com
December 3 – Depth of Fan Workshop: Start your weekend out right with this fun and interesting workshop. You will review and fine-tune your tai chi fan abilities in the Moving Stillness Fan form. Students will learn how to add more depth to their skills, as well as refine them. 1-3pm, $29, Normandale Community College, 952.358.8343, www.normandale.edu/ ce/classes December 4 – The Road to Spiritual Freedom: 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, Dec. 4, and every first Sunday of the month, 10am, Temple of ECK/Eckankar, 7450 Powers Blvd., Chanhassen, 952.380.2200, www.TempleofECK.org December 5 – Consciousness Class | Sound Therapy Healing: 6:15-7:15pm. During this guided meditation and spiritual training class, you will have your own personal experience of the power of Sound Therapy Healing with various singing bowls. You will also experience the Oneness Phenomenon through highly trained Oneness Trainers. These spiritual experts will gently guide you in a safe, friendly and open transformational environment towards your own personal awakening process. Reserve your spot at http:// bit.ly/2f8Ep4c. More info: 612.930.2662, Info@
December 5 – Live Medium Demonstration – A Gift for the Holidays: Psychic Medium Lisa Andres will host an event for free will donation. At this event, Lisa will perform live audience readings and deliver messages from lost loved ones in Spirit. 6:30-9pm, Monday, Dec. 5, at Courtyard Marriott Eden Prairie, 11391 Viking Dr., Eden Prairie MN. For more info, visit www.lisaandres.com December 5-20 – 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). December 7, 14, 21 – Spiritual Wisdom on Health and Healing: Come explore divine keys to good health. Learn how dreams can bring healing, and discover the greatest creative force you can use for healing. Free class! Come any or all Wednesdays; December 7, 14, 21; 7-8:30pm, Eckankar, www.TempleofECK.org, 952.380.2200, 7450 Powers Blvd., Chanhassen, www.facebook.com/Eckankar. Pre-register; free copy of Spiritual Wisdom on Health and Healing. December 8 – The Art of Muscle Testing: Emotional Balancing – Part 2: Emotional stress is something that we all experience in our lives, and it can be controlled by muscle testing techniques. Experience how color and gentle acupressure can relieve past or present pain and trauma – and even future performance anxiety. This workshop is a continuation of Part 1 for Emotional Balancing. 6-8pm, $49, Normandale Community College, 952.358.8343, www.normandale.edu/ce/classes December 10 – Qi-ssage with Spring Forest Qigong: There are 12 major energy channels, or “healing buttons,” on your body that you can press to release stress, relieve pain, prevent a cold, increase your energy and help you to heal faster and more completely from illness. Join us in this fun, interactive session to learn about these healing points and how see HAPPENINGS on p. 30 December 2016 the edge 29
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stimulate them in a specific order that will enhance the benefits. Valuable materials included. 8:30am-4:30pm, $239, Normandale Community College, 952.358.8343, www. normandale.edu/ce/classes
December 10 – Energy Medicine Certificate: Energy Anatomy – Channels: Join us to learn about the two main energy channels, the meridians and the nadis, that support and determine our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. You will learn the interesting historical and scientific evidence of these carriers of healing and thought as you learn ways to apply this information in energy work itself. 9am-4pm, $145, Normandale Community College, 952.358.8343, www. normandale.edu/ December 10 – Psychic Gallery: Alison James – Psychic Medium & Animal Intuitive. Interactive experience with intuitive forum including Q & A, and connections with those in the afterlife, including pets! Open to the adult public. Online only $45. Walk-in cash $50. No checks. Card add $5. 1-3pm, 400 Cedar Lake Road S, Minneapolis. Details & reservations: www.alisonjames.us, firstname.lastname@example.org, text 612.424.1411. December 10 – Tarot Circle (meet-up): Come share the tarot stories and ask questions from 4:30-6:30pm at Enchanted Boutique, 4074 White Bear Ave., White Bear, MN. $5 (plus free-will donation to group leader would be appreciated). Register online at www. enchantedboutiquemn.com. While you are there, check out our other circles and classes. December 11 – Psychic Sunday at Enchanted Boutique: We will have 4 of our providers with us for the day, from 1-6pm at 4074 White Bear Ave., White Bear, MN. Get 15 minutes with each at an awesome price. We will have: Psychic Reading, Tarot Reading, Color Energy Reading plus Reiki. That is one hour of services for $75. Register online at www. enchantedboutiquemn.com. While you are there, check out our events and classes.
December 15 – Group Coaching | Release Resentment from Your Family: 6-7:30pm. Letting go of resentment is the first step in truly living for yourself. What if you could release and come to peace with hurtful words or actions from the past? Join us as our NLP Practitioner graduates guide you through a practical and transformational ancient Hawaiian healing technique called Ho’Oponopono. Our graduates are trained in a very unique version of this process and are delighted to share it with you. Reserve your spot at http://bit.ly/2fE0tHt. More info: 612.930.2662, Info@IntraAwareness.com, www.IntraAwareness.com
December 18 – 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, Dec. 18, 10-10:30am, Eckankar, www. TempleofECK.org, 952.380.2200, 7450 Powers Blvd., Chanhassen. December 18 – Intuitive Circle (meet-up): Come share the psychic stories and ask questions from 4:30-6pm at Enchanted Boutique, 4074 White Bear Ave., White Bear, MN.. $5 (plus free-will donation to group leader would be appreciated) Register online at www. enchantedboutiquemn.com. While you are there, check out our other circles and classes. December 19 – Consciousness Class | Spiritual Group Coaching: 6:15-7:15pm. Do you want to receive 1-on-1 spiritual coaching that will leave you feeling lighter, cleared and healed? Experience a simple yet effective way to tap into your higher consciousness during Group Spiritual Coaching. During this class you will receive coaching and guidance with one of our four spiritual teachers who will be using ancient Hawaiian Spiritual Technology called Ho’Oponopono. Reserve your spot at http:// bit.ly/2g4QhII. More info: 612.930.2662, Info@ IntraAwareness.com, www.IntraAwareness.com January 4, 11, 18, 25 – Spiritual Wisdom on Karma and Reincarnation: Are you ready to put together the puzzle pieces that link this life to your past lives? Discover keys to heal karmic patterns, and learn from your past lives. Find out how to graduate from the wheel of reincarnation and begin a more joyful and fulfilling life today. Free! Come any or all Wednesdays; January 4, 11, 18, 25; 7-8:30pm, 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. January 7 – 90-Minute Seminar | Resolve Any Inner Conflict: 10-11:30am. Why does a New Year resolution fail? Have you ever wondered what sets apart the people who stick to their resolutions from the people who fail within the first week? During this 90-minute seminar, you will witness an extremely effective mental strategy that will integrate the conflicting parts inside. Reserve your spot at http://bit.ly/2fpKoCy. More info: 612.930.2662, Info@IntraAwareness.com, www.IntraAwareness.com January 7 – Reiki Level I Class at Enchanted Boutique: 11am-5pm at 4074 White Bear Ave., White Bear, MN. $180 with Becca. Register at www.enchantedboutiquemn.com. While you are there, check out our other events and classes.
January 7 – Reiki Circle (meet-up): Come share the energy from 5:30-7:30pm at Enchanted Boutique, 4074 White Bear Ave., White Bear, MN. $5 (plus free-will donation to group leader would be appreciated) Register at www.enchantedboutiquemn.com. While you are there, check out our other circles and classes. January 9 – Consciousness Class | Tap into The Power of The Mantra: 6:15-7:15pm. During this class, you will learn and experience one of the most effective mantras taught to us during our travels to a small esoteric school in India. This mantra can easily be learned and replicated by anyone. Experience the amazing energy of chanting through a special Guided Mantra Meditation along with the Oneness Blessing. Reserve your spot at http:// bit.ly/2g6WNwF. More info: 612.930.2662, Info@ IntraAwareness.com, www.IntraAwareness.com January 10 – Chakra Awakening | 8-Week Boot Camp: 6:30-7:30pm. Week 1 will be an introduction to the Chakra system. Each additional week of the 8-Week Boot Camp will dive into opening each individual chakra. Learn how each chakra has an impact on health, focus and quality of life. You will meet amazing like-hearted community and take away ancient spiritual sadhanas that are practical in the modern world for your home practice. Reserve your spot at http://bit.ly/2eCb6vr. More info: 612.930.2662, Info@IntraAwareness.com, www.IntraAwareness.com January 19 – Group Coaching | Integrate & Resolve Your Inner Conflict: 6-7:30pm. If there is any goal you have set for yourself but have not yet attained, chances are there is an inner conflict occurring within you. Internal conflict is so common and unspoken about that most people walk around with it not even realizing there is a mini-war going on inside. Join our Group Coaching and work 1-on-1 with NLP Practitioner Graduates to get the resolution you are looking for. Reserve your spot at http://bit.ly/2goTFP8. More info: 612.930.2662, Info@IntraAwareness.com, www.IntraAwareness.com January 27-29 – NLP 101 Certificate Course: 9:30am-6:30pm. Come and be immersed in the transformational energies of healing consciousness through our Third Generation NLP 101 Certificate Course covering the basic fundamentals of heart-based NLP techniques. Dive into how to improve and develop communication skills with our personal relationships, loved ones, co-workers, clients and peers. NLP will empower you to recognize and enhance your personal power and professional value. Reserve your spot at http://bit.ly/2g6SYaP. More info: 612.930.2662, Info@IntraAwareness. com, www.IntraAwareness.com January 28-29 – Beginning Psychic Development Class: Do you feel/have you been told you’re Gifted? Now what? This
course will help you discover your magic and erase your fears. Let Psychics in the Cities guide you on your continuing journey. 2 days with added bonus of evening gallery. For more information and to register: www. psychicsinthecities.com, 612.860.9196.
February 4 – Festival of Angels and Light: This gathering is focused on the presence of Angels & Light among us. It includes: Intuitive Readings, Animal Communication (bring a photo of your animal), energy healing, card readings, and more; and products include: gemstone jewelry, wireworks, oracle cards, fairy dolls, rocks, gemstones, energy wands, gem trees, and more. 10am-5pm, at Earthway Farm, 15832 Co. Rd. 7, South Haven, MN. For more info: www.earthwayfarms. com, www.facebook.com/earthwayfarm, 320.236.7852. February 6-7 – Healthy Life Expo™: We expanded this show to be our largest ever! Nutrition, Fitness, and Longevity - It’s all here! Explore up to 200+ exhibitors and 3 Stages of ongoing speaker presentations, and demonstrations. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Minneapolis Convention Center, Hall D, 1301 2nd St., Mpls. Admission $6 or Free with a donation for the Mom’s & Neighbors Food Shelf. See all the attrac-
tions at www.MediaMaxEvents.com or call 952.238.1700.
February 22 – Psychic Development Beginning/Foundation Class: Learn to consciously access your soul’s guidance, clarity and wisdom. Discover your abilities/ purpose working with your body and soul partnership in this lifetime. Wednesday evenings, February through October. For more information and to register: Cindy Lehman, 612.669.1861, cindy@cindylehman. com, www.cindylehman.com 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 30 – Enchanted Expo Metaphysical & New Age Fair: Join us in White Bear Lake (,4074 White Bear Ave.) for a fun day at Enchanted Expo Metaphysical & New Age Fair. Readers, Healers, Vendors and free lectures! For more information go to www. EnchantedExpo.net
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