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Manifesting Your Dreams An interview with LYNN WOODLAND an experiment in Miracle Making / 8 An interview with Emotional Freedom Technique & the Law of Attraction with DR. KIM EISEN and CATHRYN TAYLOR / 10 4 Simple Steps to Success by MARC ALLEN / 14




Wind & Water School of Feng Shui New training session begins February 2011

This program consists of three in-person conferences (Feb. 25–26, June 17–18, Nov. 4–5), 14 teleseminars, an online forum to ask questions, and email access to instructors. Group size remains small to assure individual attention.

Find your inner sparkle!

Awarded Gold School membership from the International Feng Shui Guild.

Email for a free catalog and/or to register for the FREE informational teleseminar on January 20th, 7–8 p.m.

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Expanding Awareness Life Mastery Program Carole and Julie Delene consolidate their expertise to guide you step-by-step as you set your goals, align your intention, and move toward your fullest potential. The Arboretum in Chanhassen, MN. Feb. 19, March 19, April 9 9:30–4:30. Free teleseminar on Wed., Jan. 12, 2011. For more info,


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My first memory is of blue and green radiant, beautiful angels sitting on the floor beside me. My parents are worried. They fight about doctors and whether I will ever walk. My mother lifts me by the hands while my father holds my feet on the floor. In this way, I am standing. Wrong. Wrong. I know this is wrong. I cry because I cannot yet speak. The angels move in closer to me. They touch my legs with their glow and hold my fisted hands in theirs. Their billion crystals of glimmering light hug me. I want to lift my arms to them, to crawl into their laps, but I am dangling here between my mother and father, and cannot move. I hear my parents yell and I hear my baby voice cry. Rising slowly amidst, or inside, all the noise comes a silent certainty. Without tragedy or mistake, the angels somewhere in my chest say, “You will not walk this life.” I stop. I smile. I am not afraid or confused. I am to walk with the angels this life. How could it be that my parent’s don’t know? — Nicole Roberts, Minneapolis My experience with angels began in 2006, when I enrolled in the Basic Level Integrated Energy Therapy (IET) class, which interfaces with The Angels of the Healing Ray. I was aware of Archangels Gabriel, Michael and Raphael, but did not have an inkling regarding the power or the purpose of this energy. As I experienced the full power of IET, I developed an intimate relationship with angels. I have heart connected and now channel guidance from angels for the purpose of moving humanity into its next level of empowerment beyond the illusion. Angel Ariel, the overseer of IET, has a powerful role to play as she supports, guides, uplifts and empowers those of us embodied as “the Earth Angels.” Her purpose as part of the heavenly body of angel energy is to continually nudge and urge us to choose the “dimension of love over the dimension of fear.” Ariel desires for humanity to know and feel that she can be called upon at any time, as we move through this ascension process. Choosing love over fear is our greatest tool both to maintain our sanity during these times of change and to transform with ease, grace and joy. — Bonny Kraus, Sedona, AZ, and Minneapolis °

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Holding a Butterfly An Experiment in Miracle Making

First of a two-part interview with spiritual teacher Lynn Woodland by Tim Miejan

Read Part 2 of this interview at ince 2006, with the publication and broadcast of The Secret, much attention has been paid to the universal Law of Attraction, which suggests that we can have our heart’s desires if we put our attention on them. But Lynn Woodland — award-winning author, international teacher, and human potential expert with a 35-year career in transpersonal psychology, human motivation, and mind-body psychology — says there is more to manifestation than affirmations or envisioning can ever bring forth. Much more. In her new book, Holding a Butterfly: An Experiment in Miracle Making, which will be released in midJanuary, she writes: “Popular movies like What the Bleep Do We Know?! and The Secret make the Law of Attraction look like an easy way to have everything we want. And it really is that easy…except, of course, when it’s not, when no amount of affirmations or visualization techniques will budge life circumstances that feel hopelessly out of our control.”   In an interview conducted with Lynn at her Minneapolis home, she offered a glimpse into a process of miracle making that, on the surface, seems downright complex — and paradoxically, as simple as letting go.


How do you define “miracle?” Lynn Woodland: A miracle, as

I define it, is an event born in unconditional love. It really is rooted in love. It has a win-win outcome. It is where things just unfold through serendipity rather than through effort, and they also have a way of just stretching our imagination open to what is possible. A Course in Miracles defines miracles as a shift in perspective, from fear to love, and I totally buy into that. In my way of looking at miracles, they give rise to incredible events and outcomes, but they really are about that shift in consciousness. That’s what differentiates miracle making from simply practicing manifesting techniques that are about using intention and a focus in a specific way to call forth an outcome. Manifesting techniques work some of the time for some of the people. They tend not to work consistently, and they often work with some kinks in them. A funny story: I knew a woman many years ago who started practicing an affirmation of, “My next boyfriend is rich, my next boyfriend is rich, my next boyfriend is rich!” She would


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just write it and say it, and it did really produce immediate results. She attracted a new relationship. The man was not wealthy, but he was named Rich. It worked like a charm.   Manifesting techniques often are just the product of the limitations of our personality and what we can imagine for ourselves, and they often draw from some of the subconscious doubts and limitations and hidden agendas that we might not be very conscious of. Miracles are when we really let go of “I want what I want and I want it now!” and have this direct experience of love, of God energy, and then things just start to unfold in the way that is maybe what we wanted, but maybe just something really better. Why do you call this an experiment? LW: Because the whole book is set

up to draw readers into a here-and-now immediate experiment. I base everything in the new science that explains some of the spiritual principles that have been taught in metaphysics 101 throughout the decades. These principles now are starting to be validated by science. I offer some of the science underlying the principles, and then I invite readers to imagine that we can bend time, we can bend space — and truly we can. A lot of research underlies that now. We actually can join in consciousness with every other reader, which has a very amplifying effect. A lot of current teachings are out of date. I think they came out of the 1980s, which was an era that was very much about the “me consciousness.” What are some of those teachings that are out of date? LW: The idea of sitting down with your copy of The Secret

and making your vision board and going into your own room and practicing your own techniques so you can get what you want. In the 1980s a lot of these techniques were introduced in a popularized way, and I think they were colored by the era, which was about, “If we’re clever enough, we can have anything.” It was very chic to have it all and to be a little cut above the herd. Now, in these times, we are seeing a collapse of that

way of looking at life, and we’re finding out that good has to come through “we consciousness.” During the day as I listen to news radio, I hear so many commentators use the phrase, “We’re all in the same boat.” There’s something very important about recognizing that in order to find prosperity now, we need to do it together. The experiment I set up in the book helps us to experience joined consciousness here and now, even with people we don’t even know. There is a quote in your book to the effect that there is only one mind. Is that part of what you’re tapping into? LW: Yes, because with it there’s such

an amplified effect. I have been working with this amplification in my experiential group work during the past 35 years, and I have found that when people get together and join in this place of unconditional caring for one another, it takes them places that they couldn’t go alone. It is more effective than individual counseling, which I used to do way back when. What I do in this book is a step beyond that, because I set out the premise that we can join not just in the here and now with a group of people, but we can join others across time and space. Someone who may be reading my book next year may have already sent love to you, just as we are sending love forward to others in time and space. There’s something kind of mindboggling in it all that makes us wonder, well, what are the limits? So, I set it up really as an experiment, because I’m not sure what the outcomes are going to be. I don’t think we’ve quite tapped into who we can be yet. We hear about healing miracles and miracle recoveries from disasters, but would you say that we are all creating small miracles every day in our lives without being consciously aware of it? LW: If you go to the Course in Miracles

definition, that a miracle is a shift in perception from fear to love, I think anytime we forget anything but this instant and the experience of love, we are in a miracle. Maybe something just comes together easily for us that we expected to be difficult. Maybe something shows up that just seems just very serendipitous and coincidental in a wonderful way. Maybe we

don’t even connect it to that instant of love. I think the instant is the miracle — and we do experience those frequently. And when the miracle happens, it results in a ripple effect on the physical world around us, whether we recognize the connection or not.

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What can our readers do to open them up to the miracle process? LW: A lot of people are focused on

prosperity: “I want it, I want it, I want it, I want my prosperity now. I don’t have it. I want it, I want it!” What I see as being the key to opening up not just our individual prosperity, but our collective prosperity, is to really look at our connections to other people. When we go into scarcity, we tend to isolate ourselves and freeze up. We disconnect. We might feel ashamed. And yet, I feel that we have collectively manifested the experience of scarcity to learn how to be interdependent. So my tip — to support your own prosperity and well-being and to help the whole collective experience of the world around you kind of rise out of it — is to look at how you personally may have contributed to the whole “me consciousness” thing that was our downfall. This is not as obvious as you might think, because sometimes it’s simply about being caught up in our own scarcity that we don’t reach out to our neighbor, or we’re not there to support somebody else, or we don’t reach out for help. Give a lot of attention to questions like, “Who is there for you?” If there is not anyone, start cultivating those networks. “Who are you there for?” Who are you really there for if somebody came upon hard times? How can you give more energy and attention to your own personal support network? ° Read Part 2 at For more information on Holding a Butterfly, visit or email Tim Miejan is editor & co-publisher of Edge magazine. Contact him at or call 651.578.8969. Visit

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Using EFT to eliminate distraction from the universal Law of Attraction A conversation between two Certified EFT Practitioners

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hat is the Law of Attraction anyway? Simply put: like attracts like. More complex: It is a law of the universe based on the fact that you are an energetic being that vibrates. This vibration emits a frequency that acts like a magnet, drawing back to you the vibrational match to any feeling you emit. Modern-day physicists agree that everything in the universe — what you can and cannot see — is pure, pulsing, ever-flowing energy. Everything we have in our life now has been attracted by our thoughts and feelings. If you want more good things, it begins with more positive thoughts and feelings. The Law of Attraction is not tit-for-tat in its results. It’s not just one bad or LIVE EVENT good thought. The attraction is a response to the Dr. Kim Eisen and Cathryn accumulation or average Taylor will present “Eliminating of all of the thoughts and the Distractions from the Law of Attractions” on Saturday, Jan. feelings to which you give 29, a powerful seminar where credence. For instance, you will authentically learn how what you attract with to finally make the Law of Atrespect to health, money, traction work for you. Learn the career or relationships is missing pieces to The Secret directly related to how that no one told you about. you really feel about each For more information go to: subject. If you want to determine what you are unconsciously feeling, explore what you have because they are one and the same. What you conceive, you achieve! The power really is within you to create, to change or to accept all things. It starts with you and it ends with you. You can begin right now by releasing the non-beneficial thoughts and feelings and replacing them with empowering, self-affirming beliefs. And, you can do that quickly and easily with the energy therapy tools of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT). It’s easier than you think. If it is so easy, then why do so many people feel the Law of Attraction isn’t working for them? KIM EISEN: I hear that a lot. I think the frustration comes when it isn’t working the way they want it to work, despite being so diligent and purposeful about it. In the larger sense, it’s not their fault. They are trying to fight with their brain-neuron connections and unconscious beliefs stemming from societal and familial programming, which run over 95 percent of our life. When we pit the conscious 5 percent against the 95 percent


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Energy Therapy, such as Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), is a psychological version of acupuncture without the needles. You stimulate well-established energy meridian points on the body by tapping on them with your fingertips while addressing your emotions. This releases the disruption that results from stress or trauma and returns your body to its natural state of balance. EFT addresses challenging feelings resulting from physical or emotional pain, and it reinforces positive feelings such as joy, love, grace and gratitude. The process is easy to learn and you can do it anywhere.

unconscious, the unconscious always trumps. Wouldn’t you agree Cathryn? CATHRYN TAYLOR: Absolutely! The Law of Attraction always responds to whichever emotional part of us is doing the attracting! If our relationships feel unfulfilling or are nonexistent, it is useful to explore “who inside” is doing the attracting! When I attract what I want, I know my competent, illuminated adult is running the show. If not, as you suggested, Kim, there

is a battle raging inside. Most often it is the inner child who, out of fear, is “distracting us from attracting” what is desired. The Universe responds to the distraction. Consequently, we have a duality — what we attract is less than we desire, but matches what we fear. This is why using energy tapping to neutralize these “distractions” is so powerful. It successfully addresses this battle. We do not have to deny feelings such as fear, doubt or shame. That just pushes those feelings back into the unconscious. When we state our challenging feelings as we tap, they dissipate. It clears our energy field of distractions. Then, if we tap as we state positive, self-affirming statements, we reinforce a vibration that more accurately matches our desires. What are your thoughts about that Kim? I see so many people reading self-help books, visualizing, using vision boards, etc., but most end up returning to the comfort of their “unconscious” belief system. Frustrated, they lament, “The Law of Attraction isn’t working for me!” But, as we both have witnessed, it is always working according to our true, unconscious beliefs. We can’t fool the universe. Believe me, I’ve tried! I found, both with myself and my clients, that using the combination of EFT as a tool to rid what’s in the way and then purposely using the Law of Attraction is truly a match made in heaven. When we’re not getting what we want in life, it’s only because that daunting, underlying belief system, which is based on our past experiences and programming, is not congruent with what we want. We may call it blocks, saboteur or apathy, but no matter what you call it, it’s frustrating. Our override process is to cause distractions in everyday life to protect ourselves from disappointments. The magic of EFT is that we can neutralize that energy associated with the blocks or disappointments quickly. This allows us to automatically expand to a higher attraction vibration, which is congruent with what we want to manifest. Cathryn, how do you see it?

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CATHRYN: You are so right, Kim! When we focus positive,

loving thoughts on our dreams, our mind immediately starts the process of creating them. What few are prepared for is the fact that the more light we shed on our dreams, the more we illuminate the shadow of our fears and doubts. The beauty of EFT is that the electrical impulse sent through our energy system when we tap soothes those feelings and clears the way for us to send out a vibration that matches our desires. Does that sound too good to be true? Now, I know that sounds really simple. But every moment we focus on feeling good, we send out a vibration that can attract good things back. It begins with feeling good about the person we are — which begins by embracing our inner child. There truly is no magic greater than that of a child. That holds true for the child within us, as well. But a wounded inner child holds on strong to that which kept it safe. EFT provides a way for that inner child to be heard and to let go. KIM:

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learned is that there are only two primary keys when working with the Law of Attraction. Yet, each requires purposeful attention and just a little effort to get the rhythm of it. It is much easier than you think. Those who have tried everything without success didn’t get the whole story. They just got pieces of the puzzle here and there, tried them a bit, got frustrated and quit. So, when we clear ourselves we come from a place of pure inspiration, it doesn’t feel like work at all. How can this help change our life? Because we are pure energy, then each time we release non-beneficial beliefs, our energy flow changes and everything else in our life changes, as well. We then easily feel inspired — passionate. We manifest what we desire and deserve. Many ask “Who will I be if I change?” Yet, the real question is, “Who do I want to be?” My ultimate goal is happiness in whatever form that takes. Isn’t that really what we all desire? Yes, I think that desire is universal, and the results of this combination can be universal, as well. When I feel out of sorts, and I tap, I attain a state of peace and grace. Each time I do that, my trust in my ability to succeed grows. We will always have some discomfort. It is what inspires us to change. When someone asks me what will be different when they do this work, I say, “You will feel better. You will feel less afraid. Your trust will grow. Relationships will improve. Conflicts will get resolved. Abundance will soar.”


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While having this conversation, we were inspired to join forces to create a live event [Saturday, Jan. 29, info at] where Edge readers can learn and experience this firsthand. That inspiration provoked the very process we talked about above. The opportunity to “practice what we preach” emerged. It looked like this: • There is a desire. There is excitement. We tap together as we set our combined intention! • Challenges surface. Some are resolved with ease — others need a little effort. • We continue to collaborate. We tap together to assist each other in attaining and sustaining our exhilaration, mastery and joy. We hope to inspire you to do the same! °

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t’s a fact that our emotional health plays a vital role in our physical well-being. Every day we experience how our body responds to emotions. Our hearts pound when we’re frightened, our faces turn red when we’re embarrassed, our palms become sweaty (or our tummy aches) when we’re anxious and many people have numerous physical responses when they’re stressed. Stress can cause indigestion, teeth-grinding, tinnitus, immune system disorders, hypertension, respiratory ailments and much more. Millions of us carry around a lifetime of betrayals, anger, stress, anxiety, shame, grief and rejection. While some may seek help for emotional problems, the majority of people suppress or ignore their emotional issues. Left untreated, negative emotions can have a devastating impact on our long term health, including ulcers, heart ailments, depression, asthma, auto-immune disorders and even cancer. In fact, many medical professionals now say that unresolved negative emotions are responsible for 85-95 percent of all illnesses! The good news is that in the past two decades a new “Energy Psychology” has been developed. It’s comprised of several meridian tapping techniques like EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) and has been clinically shown to alleviate a wide range of distresses such as traumas, anxiety, phobias, stress, fears, pain and much more. EFT is applied by methodically stimulating the body’s energy system, usually by tapping on meridian acupressure points, while verbally addressing a troubling memory, emotional event or physical issue. While it may seem improbable to be this simple, the basic form of “tapping” has been highly effective in neutralizing hundreds of different mind-body issues in literally millions of people. It’s safe, painless and works minutes or hours, compared to traditional talk therapy that can take months or years to achieve lasting results. There are several Meridian or Energy Psychology therapies available today, however, EFT seems to be the forerunner of these therapies in that is the most readily available and self-applied easily with dependable results. A central portal for finding out about this Energy Psychology is or www.ProEFT for more advanced versions of the traditional protocols. °

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4 Simple steps to success…with ease by Marc Allen


very one of us has the power within to do what we love to do for a living, and to be successful, as well. There are four simple steps to achieve your dreams in life — even if you’re lazy, inexperienced, overwhelmed or financially challenged: 1. Dream — It all begins by daring to dream. Everything ever created first started as a dream. At first, our dreams are just insubstantial bits of imagination, delicate and easily lost, but as we continue to focus on our dreams, they become more and more solid, until they eventually become clear goals, and finally become intentions. Here’s a simple way to discover that dream and get started with the process of creation: Take a sheet of paper, and write “Ideal Scene” at the top. Imagine five years have passed, and everything has gone as well as you can possibly envision and imagine. What does your life look like? Take another sheet of paper and write “Goals” at the top, and list every goal you can think of for the next few years. If you could do, be, or have anything, what would it be? Then take another sheet of paper, and rewrite each goal as an affirmation, as if it is now coming into being. Begin (or end) each affirmation with the words “In an easy and relaxed manner, in a healthy and positive way…,” then state your goal: “I am now becoming successful doing what I love to do.” Sometimes add the words “in its own perfect time, for the highest good of all.” These are powerful words to repeat. Keep repeating your affirmations, especially whenever doubts, fears, or anxieties arise. 2. Imagine — Now just imagine how every one of your goals could possibly come into being. Take a sheet of paper and write “What Ifs” at the top. Then write your goal and start listing different possibilities that come to mind: What if I did this? What if I did that? What if this happened? What if that happened?

Simply explore possibilities at this point. Let your creative mind wander free. Try to list several different “what ifs” for each goal. There are so many possibilities to imagine! 3. Believe — As soon as we dare to dream, as soon as we have the courage (and it takes courage) to imagine how we could possibly achieve those dreams, doubts and fears inevitably arise. How do we best deal with them? Just express them as clearly as possible to yourself, in simple words: “It’s so hard to succeed.” Then repeat an affirmation that directly counteracts those limiting doubts and fears: “In an easy and relaxed manner, in a healthy and positive way, I am now creating total artistic and financial success.” (You can add, “in its own perfect time, for the highest good of all.”) Every time you affirm something like this, you’re creating a powerful new belief that will over time overcome those old, limiting beliefs that are underlying your doubts and fears. 4. Create — Now we’re ready to bring our dreams into reality: For every major goal you have, write a plan, on just one or two sheets of paper. It doesn’t have to be a perfect plan; you don’t need to know all the steps necessary to reach your goal. Put on paper the steps you need to take to begin to reach your goal. Then take the next obvious steps in front of you to keep moving forward with your plan. Keep focused on your goal. Be persistent. A one-page plan is powerful, because it sets your powerful subconscious mind in motion. There is nothing new in any of this, of course. Henry Ford said, “If you think you can, or if you think you can’t, you’re right.” ° Marc Allen is a renowned author, composer, speakerand co-founder of New World Library. His books include The Greatest Secret of All, Visionary Business, The Millionaire Course, and The Type-Z Guide to Success. He has also recorded music (free samples at Visit Copyright © 2011. All Rights Reserved.

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First of a four-part series hat if we could increase our longevity by 20 to 50 years or more? Many schools of thought say that we can, and conscious eating may be one of the most impactful things we can do to live a longer and more radiant life. It also contributes to the evolution of our consciousness and the health of our planet. Conscious eating is about being aware of what you consume. Conscious eating is about contemplating what you take in. Conscious eating is about adopting an understanding of the effect your eating habits have on your body, mind and spirit and the world as a whole. Let’s start by looking at food as fuel for the body, mind and spirit. If you put the wrong fuel in your car, it does not run efficiently. The same is true of your body. It needs fuel that it can identify with to run efficiently. All the processed, packaged, artificial and fast foods at our disposal today are not identifiable to the body. They cause hormonal imbalances, disease and disharmony in our bodies, minds and spirits. Being “conscious” means to be aware, awake, alert and mindful. We have learned to eat on the run, in the car, on the bus and in front of the TV. How often can you say that you are truly conscious and honor what you eat? If you earnestly want to become more conscious, evolve, be radiant and live a long, quality life, it will take some discipline and lifestyle changes, but the payoff is well worth the effort. Here are some things to contemplate as you start your conscious eating adventure: • Be aware that light is life, and live food is packed with the sun’s energygiving light and radiance. The more live food you eat, the more radiant you become. You also become clearer of your life purpose and mission. • It is recommended by many raw foods advocates that we take in a minimum of 51 percent raw foods, and more is even better. “Studies show” that after eating cooked food (above 118 degrees), our blood responds immediately by increasing the number of white


blood cells. The white blood cells are our first line of defense and are better known as the “immune system.” After testing many different kinds of foods, it has been found that if the foods were not overheated or refined, they caused no such reaction; the body merely saw them as “friendly foods.” If these same foods were heated at too high a temperature, they caused a negative reaction in the blood. Researchers also found that chewing food thoroughly lessens the harm. • Food is energy! When you have a meal, be conscious of what kind of fuel you are consuming. Optimally, your food will be grown locally and be organic. Be aware of over packaging, fast and processed foods. They have no life to them and are dead energy! • Be conscious of your emotions when you eat. Your emotions can affect how your food is digested and absorbed. Also, notice if you have a particular emotion that triggers a food craving. • Prepare a meal fully awake and focused on what you are preparing. Consider where your food came from and how it was grown. Sit down and enjoy your meal, chewing 30 to 50 times. Be grateful and give thanks! Our bodies represent our consciousness. The more consciously you eat, the more conscious you become! As you become more conscious of your food, cooking and eating habits, you will realize amazing and everlasting changes to the quality of your body and your life. ° Next month: Creating a Conscious Kitchen The “Conscious Eating for Radiance & Longevity” workshop will be January 15-16 in Afton, MN, led by Gina Citoli and Lynn Koll, of the OASIS Center for Conscious Living []. For more info: visit ConsciousEatingforRadianceandLongevity.html Gina Citoli is the creator of Alchemy Arts & Education at She is a lifelong advocate of whole foods, a nutritional herbalist, wellness coach and is the Marketing and Education Director for Whole Earth Grocery in River Falls, WI. She is also a singer, songwriter and creator of A Cabaret of Consciousness. Visit www. Copyright © 2011. All Rights Reserved.

Avatar’s creator supports effort to protect sacred Xingu River


ighly acclaimed director James Cameron (Avatar) teamed up with Amazon Watch to produce a short feature “A Message from Pandora” to spotlight the battle to stop construction of the massive Belo Monte Dam on the Xingu River in the Brazilian Amazon, which thousands of local Indigenous people have vowed to resist, citing its potential devastating impact on their communities and the rainforest environment. The indigenous tribes who inhabit the region say the Xingu River is sacred and that the Brazilian government is violating their rights. Together with the riverbank settler populations, they are determined to defend their sacred river and their way of life and are asking the world to join them in stopping the dam. Bishop Erwin Kräutler, Bishop of Xingu and President of the Indigenous Missionary Council of the Catholic Church in Brazil, recently was one of four recipients of the 2010 Right Livelihood Award, often referred to as the “Alternative Nobel Prize.” Bishop Kräutler has been an unwavering ally of indigenous peoples and social movements opposed to Brazil’s Belo Monte Dam on the Xingu River for over two decades. “A Message from Pandora” is available at www.messagefrompandora. org. °

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egular exercise benefits all of us. It helps us to live longer and experience wellness and balance. Most exercise plans consist of aerobics, strength training, and balance and flexibility. Before starting an exercise program, most older adults should undergo a history and physical examination. The following fitness centers serve our community:

Body Prayers Yoga & Massage, Hiyala Indiga, 9201 Lexington Ave. N., Suite 5C, Circle Pines, Mn 55014, 763.413.0612,, — We attract students who are seeking a practice that is deeper, with more instruction on proper alignment, meditation, ayurveda and philosophy than typical gym classes. Private yoga therapy and Parent + Child Yoga. Pilates. Low income, seniors and military: Our scholarship fund will supplement the cost of yoga and massage. Free Spirit Fitness, 10800 Lyndale Ave. S., Suite 75, Bloomington, MN 55420, 952.884.8714,, — One-of-a-kind boutique studio that offers a reprieve from daily activity, providing a variety of fitness choices within a serene environment. We welcome beginners and the experienced, youths, seniors and women and men alike to classes. We offer Pilates, Yoga, Zumba and continually add other fitness classes. Our goal: to deliver quality fitness and wellness to our clients. Lady Katherine, “women’s fitness with a touch of SASS,” 1920 Crestview Dr., Hudson, WI, 952.220.2366,, www.lady-katherine. net — Connect with your femininity while getting fit! Pole Dance for fitness, Exotic Dance for fitness, yoga, boot camp and more! Our fitness classes will trim and tone your body while connecting you to your feminine essence. Private parties to celebrate your special event, monthly workshops and exercise DVDs also available. Ask us how to sass up your next retreat. Mind, Body, Spirit ~ Home Fitness LLC, Brigitt Gunelson, BS, CA, NFPTCPT, Matt Gunelson, NFPT-CPT, NIHS, 952.994.7125 brigitt78@hotmail. com, — Private, Personalized In-Home Personal Training and Nutrition for Women, Men, Teens, Athletes and Seniors. Nationally Certified/Insured. PowerSource Personal Training, 4444 W. 76th St., Edina MN 55435, 952.857.1176, — PowerSource Personal Training of Edina, the leader in personal training for 26 years, specializes in affordable one-on-one or small group personal training. PowerSource creates individualized programs in strength building, rehab, body shaping, and weight loss for home or gym. Its goal is strength and independence for each client. Free consultation. Spirit of the Lake Yoga & Wellness Center, 244 Water St., Second Floor, Excelsior, MN 55331, 952.474.7707, | Studio Director: Lisa Bergly, | Studio Manager: Tricia Sletten, — A new yoga studio that welcomes clients and students to group classes, workshops and teacher trainings. Featuring a private treatment room for holistic health consultations and bodywork. We are a destination for those seeking a holistic alternative to personal health and wellness. Go online for a listing of classes, workshops and wellness services. White Tiger Martial Arts, Robert Frankovich, 612.554.7458, info@, — White Tiger Martial Arts offers martial arts training at several locations throughout the Twin Cities Metro area. Please check our website for locations and schedules. Programs include: Pine Tree Taekwondo, a traditional, non-competitive school, and Haidong Gumdo Minnesota, a Korean sword school.

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Local filmmaker debuts The Nature of Existence


or anyone who’s ever wondered about the big questions comes the critically-acclaimed, awarding-winning feature film, The Nature of Existence, asking why do we exist? What is God? What is morality? What is spirituality? What’s the difference between prayer and meditation? And more…. Noted Minnesota native filmmaker, documentarian and producer/director Roger Nygard (Trekkies 1 and 2, Six Days in Roswell) traveled the globe for four years, exploring the world’s philosophies, religions and belief systems. He will be in Minneapolis January 30, for a special event to showcase his film [from 1-4 p.m.

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“I made a list of the 85 toughest questions I could think of,” said Nygard, “then I began interrogating the widest cross-section of humanity possible.” Nygard is an accomplished director of episodic television. His work includes episodes of such popular shows as “The Office” (NBC) and “The Mind of the Married Man” (HBO). He edited the seventh season of the hit HBO series “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” for which he was nominated for an Emmy. For more information about The Nature of Existence, visit ° Integrating the best of western and eastern medicine.

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he Center for Spirituality & Healing (CSH) and the Tibetan American Foundation of Minnesota (TAFM) have announced a special Twin Cheryl M. Hiltibran, M.Ed. Cities visit by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama on May 8-9. The 952.486.1298 theme of His Holiness’ visit, the first official trip to the state since 2001, will be “One Heart, One Mind, One Universe.” The Minnesota visit features three planned events: • May 8 — “Medicine Buddha Empowerment: A Tibetan Cultural and Spiritual Ceremony,” promoting personal and societal healing featuring His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Mariucci Arena, hosted by TAFM. • May 8 — “Peace Through Inner Peace: A Public Address,” featuring His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, 2-3:30 p.m. at Mariucci Arena, co-hosted by CSH and TAFM. • May 9 — Second International Tibetan Medicine Conference: “Healing I think I have it this time. Really. LOL. Mind & Body,” 9 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the University Radisson Hotel, co-hosted by CSH and TAFM (The Dalai Lama is not expected to attend this event.) last one was pretty bad. Thanks for your patience. For tickets, sponsorship opportunities and more information, please visit: ° Matrix Energetics Akashic Rec ords Consult

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ome people wonder if wintertime depression — or Seasonally Affective Disorder (SAD) — is “real.” To those who may have doubt, I say, “Hey, buddy, it’s below zero outside! The inside of my nose freezes when I’m outside for more than one minute!” Seriously, our bodies are getting about 1/20th of the amount of sunlight we get in the summer. We don’t have nice fresh food or flowers from the garden. The heated air is dry. It’s hard in the cold to get all the movement and exercise we need, so our bodies stiffen up. SAD as a physical condition is very real. Some people’s constitution causes them to react more strongly to the season’s challenges than others. If you suffer from SAD, then the


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wintertime is tough for you, because you feel much more depressed, lethargic and/or irritable. You may have physical symptoms, such as uncomfortable changes in digestion, appetite or sleep. It can be more difficult than usual to concentrate and accomplish things. Holistic treatments for SAD include light therapy, exercise, sauna, flower essence therapy, energy work, stress management & psychotherapy as needed. I’ll address each of these very briefly. Light therapy means that you use a product to give your eyes some fullspectrum light. This can be achieved by using full-spectrum light bulbs in your house. The bulbs need to be full spectrum, not just the light blue bulbs that reduce the yellow spectrum. Many people who suffer from

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he newly opened Shadow Lights Minnesota Candle and Metaphysical Shop in Prior Lake is the area’s only metaphysical store in the Southwest Metro. The store has a decidedly witchy flavor and carries one-of-a-kind pointy hats, brooms, cauldrons, essential oils, stones, incense, herbs, organic herbal teas, wands, pendulums, candle holders, journals, ink and much more. Owned locally by Kim and John Hinnenkamp, they have their own label essential oil blends, bath-salts and candles. Shadow Lights Minnesota carries Windstone Editions and Munro statuary. The store has a Tarot reader available weekly — Annie Zimbel is in the store Wednesdays from 1 to 5 p.m. for readings. Shadow Lights Minnesota hopes to have more readers and activities available in the future. Shadow Lights Minnesota, at 4775 Dakota St. SE in Prior Lake, is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. Visit the online store at www. °

SAD make the investment to purchase a full-spectrum light box. This provides more intense light therapy than just using the light bulbs. Don’t feel like this purchase is out of your budget. There are many different models in varying prices ranges — even light visors. Check on eBay and Craigslist for used bargains. The cold can really slow down your body’s chi (life force energy) and all of your physical systems. Exercise and such practices as regular use of a sauna become imperative to keep things moving. I had never been in a sauna before I moved to Minnesota. Now, any gym I belong to must have one. Energy work like Reiki or Qigong also can work on a different level to keep your energy moving, despite the months-long deep freeze. In my practice, I specialize in flower essence therapy. Flower essences — unique remedies made from the flowers of plants and trees — help ease all sorts of emotional, energetic and spiritual challenges. An example of a flower essence that can help us survive the winter is FES’s Illumine formula. Flower essences are like summer in a little bottle! Stress management or holistic psychotherapy can be very beneficial for those who suffer from SAD. Holistic counseling can help you learn to better communicate with your body and understand what it needs most. When in the throes of SAD, it can be difficult to piece apart which feelings are truly emotional and which have physical causes. The winter is a big challenge for many of us. We need to treat ourselves with kindness and patience and realize that it’s okay if we need to give ourselves some extra support when the weather is frigid. ° Dr. Kyra Mesich has a doctoral degree in clinical psychology and uses holistic approaches in her psychotherapy practice. She has studied alternative therapies, including flower essences, energy healing, intuition development, hypnosis and others. Dr. Kyra is author of the book The Sensitive Person’s Survival Guide. She sees clients throughout the Twin Cities area. Contact her at 612.600.0451 or email DrKyra@gmail. com. Copyright © 2011. All Rights Reserved.

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ou might be wondering why more people are diagnosed with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity. From my research, a number of reasons emerged. Americans are eating significantly more processed foods, most of which contain gluten, than they ever have in the past — coupled with fasterpaced, multi-tasking lifestyles. Both of these factors compromise the digestive system. In addition, doctors are more aware of these digestive disorders and are testing more frequently for them. The following are some common questions about gluten sensitivity.

What’s the difference between celiac disease and gluten sensitivity?

Celiac disease and gluten sensitivity are managed similarly, in that people with these conditions must or should remove gluten from their diet. It’s important to note, however, that there is a difference between these two medical problems. Celiac disease is an autoimmune condition, where the body’s immune system attacks normal tissue, such as the intestinal villi, in response to eating gluten. Because of this, people with celiac disease are at risk for malabsorption of food in the GI tract, resulting in nutritional deficiencies. However, a person with gluten sensitivity usually does not have severe intestinal damage, thus he or she is not at risk for these nutritional deficiencies, but they may have mild-to-severe digestive discomfort such as bloating, gas, constipation, diarrhea, or cramping. What is gluten?

Gluten is a glue-like protein found naturally occurring in wheat, spelt, kamut, barley, rye and sometimes oats (oats are often contaminated with gluten). Also, keep in mind that white flour is simply refined wheat flour. Gluten is one of the most complex proteins consumed by man. It has very large molecules relative to other food molecules and for this reason it’s difficult for the human digestive system to metabolize. How do I get tested for celiac disease or gluten sensitivity?



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You can ask your doctor for a blood test and/or intestinal biopsy to determine if you have celiac disease. Keep in mind that you could still be gluten sensitive and not have celiac disease. An effective way to identify non-celiac gluten sensitivity is to do an elimination diet. Take gluten completely out of your diet for 7 days (you must be strict with this) and introduce it heavily on the 8th day. If you are symptom free, then you aren’t sensitive to gluten. How can I benefit from a gluten-free diet?

If you have celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, it is imperative for your health to eliminate gluten. If you’d like to be glutenfree simply to improve your health, you may experience the following benefits: better cholesterol levels, improved digestion, more energy, clearer thinking and weight loss. These benefits are based on eating gluten-free, whole, natural foods, not packaged “gluten-free foods.” If you don’t have gluten sensitivity, much of the value of introducing a whole foods, glutenfree diet is coming from improving your diet in general. How can I reduce or eliminate gluten from my diet?

Below is a list of whole foods that are naturally gluten-free. As I teach my clients, the most important indicator of whether a food is right for you is how your body feels after eating it. No perfect way of eating works for everyone. Listen closely for your body’s messages.

A gluten-free, dairy-free, whole food recipe

Yam & Black Bean Burritos This combination of ingredients is so satisfying — a little sweetness with a little spice! Eating the filling with a side of guacamole and organic corn chips is so easy and delicious. The type of salsa is noted, because it turned out really well, but feel free to substitute your favorite brand. Keep in mind to use yams, not sweet potatoes. Yams are bright orange on the inside. 2 large yams, baked & peeled 1 TBS olive oil 1 large onion, diced 2 TBS seeded and chopped red bell pepper 1 small jalapeno, seeded & diced 2-3 cloves of garlic, minced 1 cup of diced tomatoes 1 cup tomato salsa (Glen Muir - medium) 1 tsp chili powder 1 tsp ground cumin 1 (15oz) can organic black beans, drained and rinsed 2/3 cup chopped cilantro 2 TBS lime juice ½ tsp sea salt ¼ - ½ tsp ground black pepper 8 brown rice tortillas

Bake the yams at 400 degrees until soft. Let them cool while you prepare the other ingredients. (A variation to this recipe is to bake the yams until they are almost soft and then cube them. Your choice.)

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Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and sauté the onion in the olive oil until transparent, 3-4 minutes. Add the red bell pepper and jalapeno, and continue sautéing for another 3 to 4 minutes, or until the pepper becomes soft. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Peel the yams and add them to the mixture. Add the diced tomatoes, salsa, spices, black beans, cilantro and lime juice. Heat through. Season with sea salt and pepper.

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• All vegetables • Gluten-free whole grains such as brown rice, quinoa, millet & buckwheat • Plant-based protein sources such as beans, tofu, tempeh & nuts • Grass-fed animal protein • All fruits There are many delicious ways to prepare the foods listed above. For example, adding flavorful herbs and spices enhance a meal’s overall appeal. If you need inspiration, visit for natural, gluten-free recipes. Also, check out my gluten-free, dairy-free, whole food recipes every month in Edge magazine. Gradually introducing natural, gluten-free foods is a great way to improve your health. I don’t recommend someone without a gluten sensitivity to make extreme changes in their diet; however, making consistent, wholesome food choices over time is a sustainable way to improve your health. ° Maggie Christopher, CHNC, is a certified holistic nutrition counselor in St. Paul. She specializes in digestive issues, sugar cravings and weight loss. Her program allows people to comfortably embrace a healthier way of eating and living. Call for a one-hour, complimentary consultation to learn more at 651.231.1360 or visit www.

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Can my pain be my medicine? “When people are speaking passionately and are in a creative ‘zone’ or well-being, they may appear more beautiful or vibrant.” — Donald Epstein, D.C. by Dr. Kathryn Fahnel


he brain probably does not interpret the above statement and automatically think “chiropractic.” Most often chiropractic is associated with “cracking the back” to “get rid of back pain.” One might ask, “How is chiropractic related to expressing my authentic self?” What if the body had the capacity to better connect to the internal wisdom and gain a greater understanding of who one is? And how can one gain access to this? It’s a simple lesson in wiring…. Once upon a time, humans had to run away from big scary creatures or fight in combat with the neighboring tribe. The physiology developed to support humans in these situations to ensure the survival of the human race. Any perceived lack of safety engaged defense physiology. Fastforward to today, and we are still hard-wired to have defense patterns but are now faced with more modern struggles. Paying the bills, chemical overload, and confronting feelings of worthlessness are all perceived ways in which one may feel life is threatened. If life is perceived as threatened, there is a disconnection from the full experience. For instance, in the moment a car accident occurs, there is tremendous activity. The quantity of information is too much for the brain to process at that time. In that moment, the brain is only focused on what is needed to survive the event. Blood supply is diminished from the frontal lobe, the portion of

the brain responsible for complex thinking, and the immediate focus is not on the bigger questions in life. When focused on survival, the body goes into defense physiology, and the more primitive parts of the brain are predominately in control of one’s experience, body, and life. This works incredibly well for a shortterm strategy to preserve life but will not work efficiently to sustain life — let alone maximize human potential. If one remains in this state, there is no choice but to live life in reaction, protection, and defense. Capacity for healing

Eventually the strategy to disconnect no longer serves, as the capacity for healing becomes reduced. The ability to “find” the body efficiently is lost; if it cannot be found, it cannot be fixed. This becomes quite apparent to most people when physical pain manifests. Fortunately, this pain is a great opportunity to reconnect to the experience and reprocess and integrate the information that was not processed initially. Here enters the concept of Reorganizational Healing introduced by Dr. Donald Epstein, D.C.: • Reorganizational Healing seeks to create a more efficient, highly organized system within an individual through connecting to a symptom. In contrast, • Restorative Therapeutics, such as taking a pill to get rid of a headache, looks to reduce or eliminate a symptom without extracting the deeper meaning behind it. The individual resumes life as it was before without discovering the meaning behind the pain. An application of Reorganizational Healing is Network Spinal Analysis, the chiropractic technique devel-

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oped by Epstein, which works to advance spinal and neural integrity and develop new levels of selforganization within the individual. These developed neurological strategies will create wellness in all fronts: body, mind and spirit. The patient will become more aware of his body, breath, and energy and grow out of defense into safety where the frontal lobe can then better function and allow oneself to ask the bigger questions in life. Tips to stay connected

Some tips on staying connected and avoiding defense physiology: • Follow the organic process of experience. First become aware of your experience as is without judgment. Acknowledge any awareness you have. Accept the experience and what has been acknowledged without the desire to end or change it. • Utilize your pain as your “check engine” light. Your pain is your opportunity. It is a perfect time to stop and pay attention to what is really going on. Once you have done this, you can take inventory and, if needed, change what you are doing. • Practice listening to your body. To help you better understand the story of your pain, a great daily habit is to take a few moments to bring your awareness to your body through your own touch and breath. ° Dr. Kathryn Fahnel is a Network Spinal Analysis Chiropractor and co-owner of The Healing Loft, an integrative wellness center in Northeast Minneapolis. She can be reached at or at 612.208.1408. For more information regarding Reorganizational Healing and Network Spinal Analysis, please visit Copyright © 2011. All Rights Reserved.

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y journey started back in the late 1950s when my father began helping his athletes with back pain by using an osteopathic technique. He would place his hand under the sacrum, lift and hold for about 20 minutes until he felt a release. The sacrum, a wedge-shaped bone in the center of the hips, often is referred to as the keystone of our anatomy, the center of gravity with all of the weight from the upper torso transferring through the center and down to the legs. Common sense will tell you that if this “keystone” is the slightest bit out of alignment, there are going to be problems or symptoms, ranging from sciatica, back pain, hip pain, knee pain, heel pain, and even into the neck and shoulders.   My dad continued this technique for years with many athletes who returned from college to have him repeat the hold, because that seemed to be the only thing that helped with their back issues. He finally decided to create a device — Sacro Wedgy® — that would mimic what his hand was doing — isolating, cradling and elevating only the sacrum. I watched people come to our house, relax on the Sacro Wedgy for about 20 minutes and leave feeling amazing relief. That’s when I decided I would keep this commonsense invention in the family. That was over 20 years ago. I started by literally stopping one person at a time on the street if I saw them walking in pain. I listened to thousands of sufferers describe sciatica and many other

debilitating symptoms. Each person is so different, but the common thread goes back to a simple muscle imbalance. That is what we concentrate on — helping the body gently return to balance. There is no quick fix. It takes time for most problems to get as bad as they are, so it will take time to reverse the process. With the help of my Dad, we’ve created a system of a natural dual traction stabilizing both ends of the spine using the Sacro Wedgy under the sacrum and support under the neck. Gravity does the work and you just relax. Correct the posture to help relieve painful symptoms. I now market this simple device worldwide. I provide continuing education for massage therapists because they, along with other professionals, are still using their hand to hold the sacrum. You can’t imagine the feeling I get when someone calls or writes about how much relief they got from just relaxing 20 minutes a day on my dad’s invention. The whole story, along with 25 pages of amazing letters from sufferers, are on our website. I truly believe if people would start using this system on a regular basis, they would not only help correct problems, but prevent problems from occurring. Prevention is so important — the “keystone” of good health and healing. If anyone is suffering, please consider embarking on a healing journey with a simple solution. ° Cindy BallIS is President of B & B Marketing, LLC, in Mobile, AL. Contact her at 1.800.737.9295 or visit Copyright © 2011. All Rights Reserved.

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Cup of Twilight

Nautilus Shell I was once shown my life To be like that of a nautilus shell A spiral of sorts Unwinding I didn’t understand at the time But now I see Everything just winds around Ever moving upward Things I thought I had passed through Spiral up once more For me to pass through again Tested — at a different level When will I reach the end? There is no end to the spiral It travels with me Into the next dimension And I keep spiraling upwards Kathy Parkin

Haiku 1 We wait impatient For the news of daffodil A crown of crocus

Haiku 2 Autumn pauses Makes room for winter darkness Deer dream in green Dara Syrkin

She floats through the Universe Coffee Hut and orders a tall, dark cup of twilight. A Mercury Comet carries her to the beach by the bay; she spreads her shawl on the ground where grass and sand blur. It was early a.m., her favorite time, when the fiery yellow sun and shy, coy moon exchange glances in the pale iris sky. She sips the spangled twilight slow, pausing when she’s connecting with something, as she does in the morning. The ocean air, rolling in from a point where the only land is underneath deep water, cools her face, dissipates the remaining steam from her open cup, fluttering breath from a blue mother. For her, all of the elements in her life melt like a sandcastle; magic ones surround her. She warms her hands on the wax cup, feels the honeycomb dimples on the amber wrap holder, savoring each swallow down to the bitter brown. In this moment, the sky clock winds down and balance regenerates. After she empties her cup, she gazes into the bottom; tiny stars shimmer among earthy dregs. Kevin Zepper

Metamorphosis I have undergone a cycle of life in the course of a year, The change from caterpillar to butterfly is what happened here. I was born timid, shy, and unknowing of the world around, I thought I was aware, but there was so much more to be found. I traveled as a lonely caterpillar trying to find “me,” “Maybe,” I thought, “if I change my looks, others will like what they see.” So I spun a protective cocoon around my body and mind And I stayed far away from those who would judge me for a long time. I felt secure in my new home, but only for a little while, I began to feel too safe, emotions began to pile. “I can’t take much more of this!” I cried from inside. “I’m going to burst!” I struggled to get out. “I need some help or else it will get worse.” Help never came, I thought of giving up, but I knew I could not, “I need to break out of this hard cocoon, but I’m stuck in a knot.” I sighed. “Maybe I need to love myself before my soul can shine.” I took the time to listen within and came up with a new sign. I knew all along I could break my cocoon, I needed to try, So I pushed with all my might to break the tie. I looked at my wings and smiled; to my old self I could say goodbye, Out from my old, secure place emerged a beautiful butterfly. “I did it, I did it!” I shouted with glee. “I broke through my shell. I must fly away because I have many new stories to tell.” I spread my wings to show my true colors and flew away free, And that’s the tale of how a caterpillar became the new me! Danielle Koll

danielle koll wrote this poem at age 15 as she went through her own life metamorphosis. Danielle is a Licensed Esthetician at The Calla Lily Spa in Afton, MN [www.]. She can be reached via email at: kathy parkin decided to take an early retirement after working 30 years in health care as a lab technician. Her journey since then has taken me down many paths. She has gone back to school and has been able to volunteer and share her gift of time with others.


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Star Wisdom | january 2011

by DK Brainard


ey Edge readers: I’ll be hosting the brand new “Edge Astrology” show the first Wednesday of every month on Edge Talk Radio. We’ll be previewing 2011 and taking your astrology questions in the premier episode, airing Wednesday, January 5 at 6 pm CST. Listen by calling call 1.714.364.4750 or go to

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)…You’re a stranger in a strange land the first half of the month, as a 12th House eclipse and Mars in Capricorn have you revisiting the past to find clues to your future. You get your mojo back by the 21st when Mars and the Sun combine to restore your energy and clarity. Pisces (Feb. 19-Mar. 20)…You’re highly focused on clarifying your goals this month. After a high-pressure end to 2010, you’ve finally admitted that your life mission may be a little bigger (or more personally motivated and fulfilling) than you thought. Use January to start laying out the master plan that will take you where you want to go. Aries (Mar. 21-Apr. 19)…You start the year off trying to decide whether or not you believe what your soul is telling you — that you can become the person you came here to be. You can create the dream you see in your heart. So what if it takes a decade or two to fully realize your vision? Do you really have anything better to do? Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20)…Use the slow business period of the first two weeks of

January to spend as much time as possible understanding your evolving belief system. Creating a more accurate map will make your journey through 2011 so much more rewarding. Once Mars moves into your career house mid-month, you’ll be back to work in a big way. Gemini (May 21-June 20)…Creating winwin relationships continues to be a driving focus in January. You may need to dissolve an agreement that just isn’t manifesting the mutually beneficial partnership you’d hoped for. Don’t give up hope, because as the month goes on, more and more information starts flowing in to help you craft a viable financial strategy. Cancer (June 21-July 22)…You may see an important person exit your life or you may need to cut someone loose. You’re rewriting both your personal Book of Love and your rules of engagement in the business arena this month. Keep your reputation and career goals uppermost in mind now. You can’t afford relationships with people who don’t support your soul’s unfolding. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)…Use the energy of the New Year to set your firm intention to become the master of your energy. This may involve setting and keeping a daily schedule, maintaining a yoga or martial arts practice, or getting serious about eating right and exercising regularly. The tone you set for yourself in January will carry through the entire year. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)…As we start the year, you get a reminder that your creativity is the key to making the money you need. You may not think of yourself as an artist — and that’s OK. What you need to do is find the community or tribe where you’re being called to share your healing gifts. And then use your

creative energy to make this a reality. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)…Stick with the inner vision in the first two weeks of January. Life is asking you to understand how the behaviors and perspectives you inherited from your family control what you create in your life. You get a big boost mid-month when Mars moves into your creativity sector and Jupiter lights up your relationship house. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)…What you say — both to other people and inside your own mind — is a major focus this month. The eclipse on the 4th gives you a poignant example of how directly your words and thoughts translate into the reality you experience. Turn your Scorpionic X-ray vision on your own thought processes this month. You just might find the key that unlocks your abundance. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)…Money continues to be a huge focus. You need to see all of these surprising and sudden changes for what they are: Life is giving you repeated opportunities to claim the wealth and resourcefulness you need in order to move into the next level of your soul mission. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)…The eclipse in your sign on the 4th brings the culmination of several weeks of inner searching and reveals with fresh clarity the changes you need to make to take the next big step in your life. Take a patient, long-term approach that factors in the inevitable ups and downs. But definitely ask for what you want. ° D.K. Brainard, M.A., C.H., is a writer, musician, astrologer and certified hypnotherapist who specializes in helping clients identify where they are on their own Hero’s Journey and take appropriate steps to reconnect with their soul/Higher Self/creative unconscious. To carry out this work, D.K. uses the tools of astrology, energy work, compassion and hypnotic shared exploration of limiting identity states and desired goal states. Get in-depth weekly horoscopes for each sign of the zodiac, plus monthly video forecasts and weekly astrology podcasts at DK’s website: Copyright © 2011. All Rights Reserved.

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Books, discs & apps for the soul BOOKS SoulPancake: Chew on Life’s Big Questions, by Rainn Wilson, Devon Gundry, Golriz Lucina and Shabnam Mogharabi (Hyperion), 224 pages, $19.99 Can men and women really be “just friends? If you only had one hour left to live, how would you spend it? What paralyzes your creativity? What fuels it? Somewhere over the course of history, chewing on Life’s Big Questions lost its cool factor. Fortunately for mankind, Rainn Wilson (best known for playing Dwight Schrute on NBC’s “The Office”) and a bunch of his friends are on a mission to change that. Based on the wildly successful website, this book urges you to explore philosophy, creativity, spirituality, love, truth, science, and so much more. Soul Pancake creates a space for you to stimulate your brain stem, spark your soul, and figure out what it means to be human. Conversations with Your Home — Guidance and Inspiration Beyond Feng Shui, by Carole J. Hyder (Hyder Enterprises), 210 pages, $21, Feng Shui expert Carole Hyder’s latest book was written to let you know that you and your house are together for a higher purpose as intentional characters in the drama of life. All three sections of this book are intended to help you build and nurture a healthy and vital relationship with your home.

The Art & Science of Meditation by Alan L. Pritz

In doing so, you will hopefully realize that you are not alone in your journey but instead are connected to a conscious energy that happens to come to you in a spatial format. This energy can help you feel whole and safe so that in the end you can create your perfect life. Pocket Guide to Meditation, by Alan Pritz (iUniverse), 132 pages, $13.95 The updated version of this noted primer on meditation by Twin Cities teacher and life coach Alan Pritz offers vital information on the practice of meditation. It helps to reduce everyday stress, increase mental acuity and improve creativity. By practicing the exercises and techniques in this book, you will discover that developing your spiritual nature will enable you to move beyond personal limitations to heightened awareness, collective abundance and inner joy. COMPACT DISCS Heart Songs: Meditative Chants from the Paramhansa Yogananda Tradition, by Alan Pritz, $15, at Devotional chanting involves singing simple songs — from soul to Spirit — to open the heart. After melodies and words are learned, give undivided focus to repeating them with deeper and deeper devotion, striving to fully understand the meaning behind the words until you become immersed in joyous singing.

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The Art & Science of Meditation, by Alan Pritz, $18, at Offering an overview, practice guidelines and a guided meditation, Alan Pritz explains that meditation is the science of reuniting the soul with Spirit. A disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda, this teacher guides us into an experience that ultimately reunites us with cosmic consciousness.

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Heart Songs: Meditative Chants from the Paramhansa Yogananda Tradition by Alan L. Pritz “My soul is still singing!” VW



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Dances of Universal Peace: 651.307.3849, An interfaith spiritual practice in motion, blending sacred phrases, chant, music and movement into a living experience of Unity and sacred community, 7pm. Every third Sunday at Friends Meeting House, St. Paul. First Friday at Pathways, Minneapolis. ECKANKAR / TEMPLE OF ECK: Religion of the Light and Sound of God, 7450 Powers Blvd., Chanhassen, 952.380.2200, Keys to spiritual experiences: Explore past lives, dreams and Soul Travel. Worship Service: first Sunday of each month, 10-11am Youth programs. Free workshops: Wednesdays, 7-8:30pm Tours available. INSTITUTE OF HIMALAYAN TRADITION: 1317 Summit Ave., St. Paul, 651.645.1291, Meditation, hatha yoga, wellness, breathing, mantra, teacher training, retreats, residential program. Spiritual gatherings (Thursdays 7:30pm) see website for additional times. KEY TO LIFE CENTER: 14800 34th Ave., Plymouth, 763.477.6577,, Empowering Topics, Empowering Meditations, Empowering Music. Minister: Lenni Garin; Music Director: Debbie Duncan. Key’s core philosophy is “Keyology,” the study of diverse spiritual principles to unlock inner wisdom. Every Sunday: 10:30am. Spiritual Recovery Support Meetings (Soul of an Addict) Tuesdays 6:30-8pm. Free event. Donations accepted. LAKE HARRIET SPIRITUAL COMMUNITY: Welcoming All Sacred Paths, 4401 Upton Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.922.4272,, Sunday Services, Community Led 9 a.m., Celebration 10:30 a.m. There is always something happening here: Classes, Discussion Groups, Yoga, Movies, Game Nights, Concerts, Solstice, Equinox and Cross Quarters Ceremonies. Rental Space available for Weddings, Classes, Workshops, etc. SAINT FRANCIS LIBERAL CATHOLIC CHURCH: 3201 Pleasant Ave. S., Minneapolis, 612.823.4276, Communion available to everyone. Freedom of Conscience and belief. Holy Orders for Women. Seven Sacraments. Holy Eucharist 10am Sundays; Rosary 9:30am First Saturdays. Soulful Journey Spiritual Community: 11300 Minnetonka Mills Road, Minnetonka MN, 952.935.6593, Bring your spirit to life with teachings you can apply on a day- to-day basis. Service at 11:30am Sundays. First sunday of every month is hands-on healing day. “G” channelings are presented at 3:30pm on the 3rd Sunday of every month. SPIRIT UNITED CHURCH: 3204 Como Ave. SE, Minneapolis, 612.378.3602, Worshiping the Wonder, birthing the Emerging Spirituality. Welcoming ~ Supportive ~ Healing ~ Transformational. Discover your spiritual home. On Sundays: 10am World Service Guided Meditation, 10:30am Main service, 10:30am Kids With Spirit Class. UNITY CHRIST CHURCH: 4000 Golden Valley Road, Golden Valley, 763.521.4793, Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, you are welcome here. Sunday 9 & 11am, nursery and Sunday School at both services; Monday Meditation & Lecture 7pm; Healing Service 6:30pm on 1st and 3rd Tuesday. Adult education classes throughout the year.

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January 16 – Introduction to the Dances of Universal Peace: An interfaith gathering, blending sacred phrases, chant, music and movement into a living experience of Unity and sacred community. 7pm Sunday, Friends Meeting House, 1725 Grand Ave., St. Paul,, 651.307.3849.

January 14 – EFT – Make 2011 Your Best Year: Innovative, Painless, No Drug energy therapy often works where everything else fails. Intuitive EFTCert-I Practitioner, Dr. Kim Eisen, HHCP, from, 612.802.HEAL (4325), 6:30pm, Bloomington, MN. Only $20, RSVP:

January 16 – Let Go and Let God: Chant HU! Chanting this once-secret name for God, HU, has helped people throughout time find inner peace and divine love. Maybe it will help you. All are welcome! Free! Sunday, Jan. 16, 10-10:30am, Temple of ECK. Eckankar., 952.380.2200, 7450 Powers Blvd., Chanhassen.

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January 4 – Hatha Yoga: New classes in pure, classical hatha yoga for physical, psychological and spiritual health begin this week. Gentle, Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced. Eight weeks, $80, or $75 preregistered. Call IHT: 651.645.1291, January 4 or 7 – Bladder & Pelvic Floor Health: There is hope for incontinence & pelvic pain but Kegels are not enough.This class is packed with practical info including how to do pelvic floor contractions properly, behavioral re-training for urgency, a simple exercise regimen for promoting neuro-muscular coordination of bladder & pelvic floor. 6:15-9:15pm, 2659 Dupont Ave S., Minneapolis, $30, pre-registration required, 612.735.9993, January 5 – Journeying into the Country of Aging: Part of an ongoing series on the practice of “conscious aging.” 6:30-9pm, $25, Wisdom Ways Center for Spirituality, 1890 Randolph Ave., St. Paul, 651.696.2788, January 5 – Past Lives, Dreams and Soul Travel: Is it time to remember why you came to earth? Discover your spiritual reasons for coming into this lifetime. Free workshop. January 5, 7-8:30pm, Eckankar., 952.380.2200, 7450 Powers Blvd., Chanhassen. Prer-egister, free booklet! January 8 – Rosicrucian Open Meeting: “Introduction the to Rosicrucian Order AMORC,” 11am-1pm, 4718 42nd Ave. N., Robbinsdale. Parking & entrance in rear of building. January 8 – Superconscious Meditation I: Expand your awareness and calm your mind! Learn the basics of the science of meditation, the finest tool for physical, mental and spiritual growth. Taught by Ma Devi. $40, or $35 pre-registered. 10am. Call IHT: 651.645.1291, January 9 – De-Hypnotize Your Brain and Start the New Year Fresh! Learn 7th Path® Self-Hypnosis and reveal the real you. It’s easier than meditation and  more effective than cosmetic surgery. The real you is inside; it’s time to live it. Call today to reserve your spot.  Sunday, 9am-6pm, Dynamic Minds Hypnosis Center & Training, 4749 Chicago Ave. S., Mpls. Facebook: dynamicminds,, 612.827.8094.  January 12 – Awakening Past-Life Memories: Awaken past-life memories through spiritual exercis-







1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Bookmark the Happenings Calendar online. Buy an extended listing with photos & press release at or call 763.433.9291. es, dreams and Soul Travel. Understand and resolve karmic relationships for more love today. Free workshop. January 12, 7-8:30pm, Eckankar. TempleofECK. org, 952.380.2200, 7450 Powers Blvd., Chanhassen. Pre-register, free booklet! January 13 – Ladies Boutique: Free Event! Unique Gifts Boutique! Spa Mini Demos! Wellness and Healthy Planet Exhibitors! 12+ Exhibitors! New Membership Expo Special $0 Joining Fee! Thursday, Jan. 13 from 4-7pm at Curves, 8026 Olsen Memorial Hwy, Golden Valley, MN. More info: 763.277.0070 or January 14 – The Sacred Secret of Sexuality: Many are convinced that sexual energy is to be hidden and repressed. This 3-hour class will present a sacred perspective of sexual energy and teach basic tantric sex practices. 6-9pm, DR $20, $30/couple, limit 26. Visit January 15 – The Spirituality of Cooking and Eating: Ma Devi will teach the basics of Indian Yogic Cooking subzi, rice, dahl, ghee and paneer. You will share in the preparation and eating with your fellow cooks. $30, or $25 pre-registered. 10:00am-Noon. Call IHT: 651.645.1291, January 15 – Health and Wellness Fair: Free Event! Have fun exploring wellness! Many mini demos from unique healing practitioners! Enjoy pampering for yourself and find gifts for your loved ones!Used book sale, too! 15+ Exhibitors Saturday, Jan. 15 from Noon-3pm at YogAAgoy, 1250 12th Ave., Blaine, MN. More info:

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January 16 – Free Lecture on Qigong: With over 15 years of qigong practice, Peng has gained the ability to read physical ailments. Peng will discuss basic qigong concepts and how his form of qigong may benefit your overall health and well-being. Audience members will have the opportunity to participate for his Qigong diagnosis & healing demonstration. You’ll have to come see for yourself. Call 612.708.0753 or email peng@ to register, for more info: January 18 – Henna Magic with Barbara Moore: Learn the Historical use of henna, use in modern magic, create an intentional design, and have your personal symbol applied to your hand (or other area) by a local artist. $55 Pre-registration Required. 7-9pm. Call Eye of Horus: 612.872.1292, January 19 – What Happens When I Dream? Dreams can be a report card on our spiritual growth. Learn to understand the sacred messages in your dreams. Free workshop. January 19, 7-8:30pm, at Eckankar., 952.380.2200, 7450 Powers Blvd., Chanhassen. Pre-register, free booklet! January 22 – Animal Communication Class: Introductory class provides you with techniques to open up your intuition to communicate with animals. Throughout the day, receive practical experience in an interactive and supportive atmosphere. $135. 9am-5pm at Back in the Game Chiropractic, 14855 Energy Way, Apple Valley, MN. Limited space is available. To register: Contact Peace of Mind, Body & Soul at 952.484.4396, email, January 22 – You Are Not your DNA: Find out what the latest research is revealing about your destiny through the study of epigenetics with Dr. Ian Grunberg. $25, or $20 pre-registered. 10am-12:30pm. Call IHT: 651.645.1291, January 22-23 – Rattle and Drum Journey’s The Way of the Shaman®: With Timothy Cope – the Basic Workshop, January 22-23, 2011, Minneapolis, MN. Introduction to core shamanism with emphasis on classic shamanic journey. For information, rates, call Ethan 612.270.3993 or Visit www.

Every make has financial ramifications. Every decision wedecision make we has financial ramifications. When you need professional help, we underWhen you need professional help, we understand. We talk stand. We talk with the IRS so you don’t have with the IRS so you to. don’t have to. We have been preparing We have been preparing all types of taxesall types of taxes—current andback backtaxes taxes over 20 years. current and forfor over 20 years. We also provide Business Certified We also provide Business Consulting andConsulting Certifiedand Financial Financial Planning with NO Product sales. Planning with NO product sales. Karen R. PalmR. CPA Karen Palm CPA 612-379-1393 612-379-1393

January 22-23 – Healthy Life Expo™: Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday 10am-5pm, Minneapolis Convention Center Ballroom, 1302 2nd St. Nutrition, Fitness, and Longevity! Find the resources to Look Your Best, Feel Your Best and Be Your Best, and design Your Healthy Life! Hundreds of unique exhibitors of health, balance and success. Speaker presentations, demonstrations and Live entertainment. Door prizes and product sampling. $6 at the door or print Free Passes online at www. January 23 – Introduction to Ayurveda: With Tricia Sletten, Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner. Ayurveda is the oldest continuously practiced health care system in the world. Learn how it applies to living in a balanced state of health and happiness. $25, with pre-registration $20. 1-3pm at Spirit of the Lake Yoga & Wellness Center. To register: 952.474.7707 or January 26 – Out-of-Body Adventures: Find out more about what these experiences mean. Discover how to transcend astral travel and experience profound spiritual realms. Free workshop. January 26, 7-8:30pm, Eckankar., 952.380.2200, 7450 Powers Blvd., Chanhassen. January 26 – Candle Magic with Barbara Moore: Ignite the magic in your life. First, learn basic methods of crafting and creating candle magic, then create your own anointed and inscribed candle in class. $35 Includes materials. Pre-registration Required. 7-9pm. Call Eye of Horus: 612.872.1292, www. January 28 – Psychic Panel Gallery: Receive intuitive guidance from not one, not two, not three, but four or more psychics! 6-9pm, The Healing Loft, 2112 Broadway St. NE, Suites 230250, Minneapolis. For more info: or 612.208.1408. January 29 – Soul Collage: Create a deck of cards to tell your life’s story. 1-4pm, $45, Wisdom Ways Center for Spirituality, 1890 Randolph Ave., St. Paul, 651.696.2788. Visit www. January 29 – Creating Personal Harmony: This workshop will take you through techniques and practices that allow you the opportunities to release those things which do not serve you and begin to open up to the harmony within. 10am-4pm, DR $100, $75 if registered before noon on Jan. 20, limit 10. Visit January 29 - May 28 – Hypnotherapy Certification Training: Want to have a new career or expand your wellness practice? Become a Certified Hypnotherapist! Help people develop confidence, dissolve phobias, find love, or investigate past lives. Last weekend of each month, Dynamic Minds, Hypnosis Center & Training, 4749 Chicago Ave. S., Minneapolis. On Facebook: dynamicminds,, 612.827.8094. January 30 – OverSTUFFed: Enjoy More, Spend Less, Be Kinder to the Planet. Learn how stuff impacts the environment: globally and in your own spaces. Discover practical ways to cut clutter and slow the stream of stuff into your life. $45, 1-5pm. Call Eye of Horus: 612.872.1292,

January 30 – “The Nature of Existence” Matinee & Discussion: Filmmaker Roger Nygard hosts special event showcasing his award-winning documentary, a globe-trekking spiritual adventure. $10, 1pm-4pm., Center for Harmonious Living, 12201 Minnetonka Blvd., Minnetonka, 612.386.8365. Visit www. February 9-23 – Prayer, Meditation & Contemplation: Discover the most secret part of yourself. Learn Soul Travel. Free three-week class. Come any or all Wednesdays; February 9-23, 7-8:30pm, Eckankar, 952.380.2200, 7450 Powers Blvd., Chanhassen. Pre-register, free booklet! February 19 – Wisdom Beyond The Veil: Seminar 1-4pm. Beyond the veil of this earth plane is a brilliant, vibrant ethereal place. Multiple enlightened Beings wait beyond the veil to assist us. Learn what’s on the other side and how to make direct contact with guides and loved ones. Listen to Edge Talk Radio show on this topic, 6pm, Jan. 19 — and attend this fundraising seminar! Suggested tax deductible donation: $60 individual / $100 couple,,  email keytolifecenter@, 763.477.4884. February 21 – Intro to CranioSacral Techniques: CranioSacral – Amazingly effective, useful and easy to integrate with other work. Learn to listen to the body and gently release tension and restrictions. 9am-5 pm. 8 NCBTMB CE Hours. $120. Also 3-day workshop April 8-10. Call Janet 651.773.9687. February 23 – Psychic Development Class: Learn to consciously access your soul’s guidance, clarity and wisdom. Practical tools/information help you manage your energy effectively to reclaim who you are with compassion. Wednesday evenings, February-November. Cindy Lehman, 612.669.1861. for details. February 25-26 – Illumination Event: Hungry? Feed your body, mind and soul at this amazing event. Great speakers, vendors, food and more! Friday, Feb. 25 from 5-9pm, and Saturday, Feb. 26 from 8am-4:30pm, Edinburgh USA Golf Course, Brooklyn Park, MN. March 5-6 – Body Mind Life Expo™: The original and largest health and natural products expo in Minnesota returns to the Minneapolis Convention Center. 9am-7pm Saturday, 10am5pm Sunday. Natural products, personal coaches, healthcare consultants, nutritional products, financial services and much more. Free seminars. Free prize drawings and giveaways. See our movie and shop at the show online at Ongoing – Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga: Northeast Minneapolis, The Healing Loft, 2112 Broadway St. NE, Suites 230-250. Featuring: Lunchtime Express Yoga on Tuesdays Noon12:45pm; and All levels Yoga on Thursdays 4:30-5:45pm. $6 new student’s first class. Contact Ongoing – Spiritual Tours and Sacred Journeys: Do you need a change of pace? Come and experience a spiritual adventure with Finbarr Ross, the perfect mix of the magical, the mystical, the familiar and the uncommon. Re-awaken, as you explore Ireland, England, Scotland, France, Turkey and Egypt., toll-free 1.877.756.8763.


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        

Edge 01.2011  

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