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A Guide for Conscious Living

A NEW YEAR! A NEW YOU! EXERCISE RESOLUTIONS START WITH YOU A HEALTHIER NEW YOU 2014 NUMEROLOGY EVOLVING… A GUIDE FOR CONSCIOUS LIVING

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JANUARY EVENTS

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Divineu presents, A New Year, A New You

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Wishcraft Study Group

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Open Intuitive Circle

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The Business of Writing

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KC MasterMind Group

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Mindful eating, Movement and Meditation

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Akashic Records Meet-up: Living Your Truth

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Palmistry Exploration

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Walk in energy sessions or intuitive readings/coaching

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Concert with Tibetan Bowls, Tuning Forks and a Guided Meditation.

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Publisher’s Letter...

Features...

Photo by Matthew Epp

Dear Friend,

A new year begins again. And, as with each cycle of the seasons, it offers a chance for renewal and rebirth. The Winter Solstice, bringing with it the lengthening of days, is often considered the birth of the year. In the midst of the cold and darkness and still of winter, the new year breaks through slowly with the return of more light. Each new year holds the sacredness of this change. I always feel a rebirth of sorts and enjoy burrowing-in during the cold winter months, using the quiet and renewal to plan the coming year, reflect on the past and eagerly await the spring.

2014: An Introspective Year...9 Your Exercise Resolution Starts with You...13 Fresh Start...14

Our New Year, New You issue focuses on the inner searching of the season. It's a chance to start anew, and many take on resolutions to take advantage of this exciting opportunity. Whether you're focusing on eating whole foods, financial gain, taking on a new project or simply want to lead a life more in tune with your inner guidance, the articles this month help you to focus and get clear on your goals and motivations for achieving them.

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I wish you the most prosperous, joyous New Year — and beyond!

Jill Dutton Gram & Dun...8 Eat More Veggies in 2014...8 ON THE COVER:

Publisher Jill Dutton 913-944-1298 jill@evolvingmagazine.com

For cover artist Karen Fogarelli, abstract art holds an essence of non -cognitive awareness that is indefinable. To her, it is visual poetry. Each time it is contemplated, something new is revealed from a place where the inner senses awaken. Karen wishes her works of art go beyond appearances offering alchemy through interaction and clarity through grace. www.karenfolgarelli.com

Contributors Kathryn Andries, Bethany Klug, Jude LaClaire, Christine Lamb, Aluna Michaels, Richard Moss, Bonnie Rabicoff, Nancy Russell, Suzette Scholtes

Editorial Assistants Judy Kirkpatrick

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Departments: Karen E. Cowdry

Connie “Crash” Wendy Humiston MacDonald

Journey to Wholeness Wisdom Within In the Kitchen w/Bonnie

EVOLVING© 2013 all rights reserved. The opinions expressed are those of the authors. The articles in EVOLVING are not meant to represent any form of medical or psychiatric care. No portion of the publication may be reproduced without express written permission from the publisher. Distribution by PDS, Inc.

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News Clearing and Transforming Your Energy Around Money This rapidly growing field serves as a bridge to self-awareness and empowerment by identifying unconscious patterns around money. Some of your energetic patterns and beliefs about money may have nothing to do with who you are or what you would like your life to look like! Begin shifting your energy around money, freeing you to be more purposeful and prosperous. Vivian Faulkner has trained as a money coach with Deborah Price of the Money Coaching Institute since 2004 and is a Certified Money Coach. She is also a graduate of the Core Star Energy Healing School and is a Senior Instructor leading classes and facilitating the Core Star Clinics.

Love in the Land of Dementia Finding Hope in the Caregiver’s Journey By Deborah Shouse Caregiver Shouse celebrates spiritual lessons learned on her journey with her mother through Alzheimers disease.

Facilitator: Vivian Faulkner Date: January 7, 6:30 – 8:30 PM Location: Core Star 6045 Martway, Mission, KS 66202 Cost: $25 To register, please contact Vivian directly at 913-735-3183

When Alzheimer’s disease began to claim Deborah Shouse’s mother, it threatened the fabric of her parents’ long and loving marriage, and sowed the seeds of misery, frustration and discord that strained relationships with family and friends. But over time, the love her parents shared proved it couldn’t be broken, not even when memory and identity were all but gone. This book provides compelling evidence that love is the greatest healing force on earth. Shouse shows us how she and her father learned to walk her mother home, with light and love, with hope and dignity. This book will uplift you and leave you feeling like you spent time with a loving friend. “I have read hundreds of true stories about families dealing with Alzheimer’s disease. None was written more wonderfully or truthfully about grief, guilt, and yes, grace of caring for someone with this disease.”—LeAnn Thiemann, coauthor of Chicken Soup for the Caregiver’s Soul

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Key Features • Author is an internationally soughtafter speaker and workshop presenter on this topic. Deborah Shouse’s writing has appeared in the Washington Post, the Christian Science Monitor, Reader’s Digest, Newsweek, Woman’s Day, Hemispheres, Family Circle, Spirituality and Health, Chicago Tribune, and MS. She writes a weekly column on love stories for the Kansas City Star, coauthored Working Women’s Communications Guide, which is now in it’s 5th printing, and Antiquing for Dummies.


Journey to Wholeness—by Jude LaClaire, Ph.D. When Mama’s Happy The quieter you become, the more you can hear. —Baba Ram Dass “When it comes to managing negative emotions during conflict, wives really matter,” says psychologist, Lian Bloch. Bloch and her colleagues at Berkeley and Northwestern University analyzed videotaped interactions of 80 middleaged and older heterosexual couples, looking at how they recovered from disagreements. It was found that marriages in which wives calmed down during disputes were shown to be the happiest in both the short and long term. Their study suggests that if spouses, especially wives, are able to calm themselves their marriage can continue to thrive. This is consistent with Dr John Gottman and Dr. Robert Levenson’s research from 1980-1983 which found that marital satisfaction declined most when wives responded to their husbands being upset and husbands did not respond to their wives being upset. One would hope that younger generations will change this pattern of women being the emotional center of the relationship and of the family; but for now, it continues to be the norm. “If Mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy,” is the pattern I observe most often. As one partner emotionally floods, the other one withdraws. The flooding then heightens and more withdrawal or sometimes anger occurs. Problemsolving attempts at this point are rarely successful. Self-soothing skills are an important tool. The therapist as a neutral party can assist by helping each person to breathe deeply, take a moment to go to a safe place, thereby reducing stress and negative emotions. Dr. Gottman often suggests that couples take the ‘twenty minute break’ (Twenty Minute Break by Ernest Rossi, Ph.D.) by doing imagery, meditation, exercise, reading, etc., to self-calm. Then the couple can resume the conversation with less distress, more empathy and concentration. The process of ‘mirroring’ used in Imago Therapy is also a tool assisting couples in self-calming.

The reason both Gottman and Rossi suggest the twenty minute break is documented in neurological studies. According to Dr. Gottman, “The major sympathetic neurotransmitter norepinephrine doesn’t have an enzyme to degrade it so it has be diffused through blood…this takes twenty minutes or more in the cardiovascular system.” The Neurobehavioral Program, developed by Dr. John Leonard, consists of learning finger signals that indicate a person’s readiness first and then the action of going to zero stress or a state of ‘peaceful readiness’ where one is stronger, safer and better able to make good decisions. The next step is to reduce negative emotions of fear, sadness and anger to zero. When I teach this skill to people, they are able to negotiate conflict much more effectively. When a person practices the skills of self-soothing, interactions become easier and more effective. Practice is the key. The ‘neuroplasticity’ of the brain enables us to make changes in old patterns of behavior by changing the focus of attention and developing new habits. Women seem to have the edge in being able to calm down more quickly than men as their cardiovascular systems take less time to recover from stress. So, the old axiom still appears to hold true and women may get their needs met better by learning to selfsoothe. As men self-soothe, they can listen better to the emotions of women in their lives. So, find your tools of self-soothing, practice them daily and enjoy the more awesome relationships in your life this year.

Jude LaClaire, Ph.D., LCPC, LCSW is a counselor, educator and author. For counseling appointments, seminars, training, speaking engagements or information on Neurobehavioral Programs or Imago Couple therapy call 913-322-5622. For more information about Jude LaClaire or the Kansas City Holistic Centre go to www.kcholistic.com jude@kcholistic.com.

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Wisdom Within—by Suzette Scholtes How to Create a Grand Year in 2014

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nly three out of 10 of you reading this column will manifest your desires and goals this year, according to Mark Victor Hansen in his book, The Aladdin Factor. How to become the winner you wish to be? I write out my goals in detail. The Yoga School builds its success on a business plan, designed by my mentor, a business guru. The simple task of writing down your goals and dreams adds momentum to your success. What do you write down? How to begin? Ask the “why.” Why are you doing this or wanting this? Is there an element of “true work” in your goal? True work involves service and generosity. Give to your clients, co-workers, employees, competitors. Praise everyone. Be generous!

Be passionate! When you embrace a desire with enough passion — it becomes part of you. Passions lift our feelings of self-worth and high esteem.

Decide you cannot and will not fail. Figure out how weaknesses may transform to strengths. Work to understand why you resist success. The famous quote from author Marianne Williamson: “We do not fear our failures. We fear our success.”

The undercurrent of our success is our inner resources of hope, trust and courage. Try success for a week or two and if you do not care for it you can always go back to your old ways. Don't give up. Persevere. The goal may be just beyond the tip of your fingers. Last, love yourself. Love is a choice. Fear is a choice. Now you are one of the top three winners who meet their goals. 2013 for me was just magical….a very good year indeed. Let’s work together in 2014 with a final tip for success: Gratitude. Thank you, beloved reader friend.

Recruit help from unseen resources via mediation and prayer. Ask, ask, ask for help no matter what issue, large or small. As well, be strong enough to lean on support of friends and family and colleagues. Be strong enough to lean on love.

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Be passionate! When you embrace a desire with enough passion — it becomes part of you. Passions lift our feelings of selfworth and high esteem.

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Stay conscious of your ego’s ploy: “Poor me I have so much work to do” and stay conscious of the “saboteur,” who may feel overwhelmed. Manage your time in an organized and productive fashion. You do not have to accomplish your entire list in one day.

In 2014 dream new dreams at The Yoga School of Therapeutics. Enjoy classic yoga with certified teachers. Our yoga promises health and happiness whether 18 or 80. Be met with a smile and feel so much better in heart, mind and body. Scholtes, an award-winning writer, serves as Director of Teacher’s Training and Founder. 10400 W. 103rd Street, Overland Park. www.theyogastudio.com or info@theyogastudio.com or 913-492-9594.


Holistic Health—by Nancy Russell, M.D. Healthier New You for the New Year

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n the 21st century, two things have become increasingly apparent: First, we are exposed to a more complex array of toxic compounds in our air, water, and food than ever before. Second, it has been recognized that an individual’s ability to detoxify or biotransform and eliminate toxic substances is of critical importance to overall health. Understanding toxicity and taking practical steps to improve biotransformation are essential and critical pieces in any integrative approach to your health and well-being. There is persuasive evidence that even low-level toxic exposure is related to a variety of chronic health conditions, including hormone imbalance, degenerative diseases, headaches, chronic sinusitis, fibromyalgia, fatigue, etc. From the moment we wake up until we go to bed, our body is constantly exposed to toxic chemicals. If you are not eating organic foods, your morning cereal may be exposing you to pesticides. Cosmetics can contain bismuth and lead, while many of the plastic containers are made of phthalates, a harmful plastic softener. It’s an ongoing onslaught causing more health problems than we ever realized. Harmful toxins are present in the air we breathe, the food we eat, and the water we drink. Today’s question is no longer whether or not we are toxic; but rather, how do we get rid of these toxins? The human body has four main pathways that remove toxic buildup. These include the feces, urine, sweat and breath. Some toxins get eliminated directly by some of these pathways, many of them need to be transformed into water-soluble compounds, while still others have to be changed into complex molecules. These transformations occur in the body’s most important detoxification organ, the liver. Other organ systems involved in detoxification include the kidneys, gastrointestinal system and the skin. As people battle greater amounts of environmental toxins and encounter life stressors, it is possible to overwhelm our built-in detoxification systems. The toxins can remain in our bodies, where they can accumulate to dangerous levels. There are two avenues to protect yourself. The first is to minimize your intake

of toxins and the second is to enhance elimination of toxins from your system. Some ways to minimize your intake are: • Eating organic foods, especially dairy and animal products, and the following produce: apples, pears, grapes, strawberries, carrots, potatoes, and lettuces. • Drink purified, filtered water for drinking and cooking and get a shower head filter for bathing. Drink enough water, about 1/2 ounce per pound of body weight per day. • Use natural cleaners, detergents, soaps and make-up. • Avoid monosodium glutamate (MSG), textured vegetable protein (TVP), yeast extracts, sodium nitrite, aspartame (Nutrasweet), saccharin, and sucralose (Splenda). These ingredients contain potentially dangerous neurotoxins and/or hormone disruptors. • Avoid contamination from lead based paints and asbestos containing compounds that are in older homes and buildings. Some ways to enhance elimination and protect yourself now are: • Exercise regularly and sweat; if you don’t sweat, consider using a sauna. • Protect your nervous system with omega-3 oils, antioxidants, trace minerals and vitamin D. • Drink plenty of water as mentioned above to aid the kidneys in flushing out toxins. • Effective detoxification is based on a scientific understanding of the body’s natural cleansing process. Safe and effective herbs and nutrients are important. The program should be gradual and gentle and work with the body’s own detoxification ability and normal patterns of elimination.

Nancy Russell, M.D. has been a holistic Internal Medicine physician in the Kansas City northland for over 30 years at 5140 N. Antioch Road in Kansas City, MO. Her phone number is 816-453-5545 and website is www.nancyrussellmd.com where you can get more information.

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Food First!—by Bethany Klug, D.O.

In the Kitchen with Bonnie—by Bonnie Rabicoff

Eat More Veggies in 2014!

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ne of the best things you can do for your health is to eat six fist-size or fistful servings of vegetables daily. But in January, the vegetables aren’t too fresh or they travel long distances to your market. Or maybe six servings is more than you are used to eating. Here are a few ways to get those veggies during January or any time of year. Smoothies are a tasty way to hide the taste and quantity of vegetables. Many people will down a handful of spinach in a smoothie, but have a tough time eating that same handful with a fork. Popeye’s Power Smoothie (Christy Lonergan) 1 cup of almond mylk or your favorite non-dairy mylk 1 large handful of spinach (about 2 cups) 1 apple 3-4 strawberries 3-4 Ice cubes, if a cold shake is desired 2 tsp chia seeds Rinse spinach, and place all ingredients except chia seeds into blender until smooth. Pour into a glass, add chia seeds and stir. The chia seeds will congeal like tapioca. You may also blend the chia seeds into the smoothie with the other ingredients. Serves 1. Green Breakfast Smoothie (Deborah Page Johnson) 1 ripe avocado 6-inch piece cucumber 1 cup fresh spinach 1 cup fresh cilantro 1 teaspoon wheat grass powder or other green powder 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil 2 cups purified water ½ teaspoon sea salt or juice of ½ lemon or lime

Put all ingredients into a blender and process until smooth. Thin as needed with water. Serves 1 – 2. Sprouts are another way to up your veggies. All you need is a mason jar, a rim and some cheesecloth. Once you decide you like sprouting you can order plastic rims and stainless steel mesh screens from sproutpeople.org, which avoid rust and are easier to clean. Place the seeds you want to sprout in the mason jar no more than 1/4 full. Fill the jar with water, place the cheesecloth over the opening and fasten it in place with the rim. Allow the seeds to soak overnight. The next day, drain the water out through the cheese cloth. Then rinse your sprouts by filling the jar with water through the cheesecloth then draining it. Repeat once more. Set the jar upside down at an angle for the day. A glass pie dish works well for this. Repeat the rinsing procedure morning and evening. In as little as one to two days the seeds will break and you’ll see tails appearing--the seeds are sprouting. They’re ready to eat any time after that. Johnnyseeds.com sells sprouting seeds. For a fresh live delight grab a handful and top them with olive oil and a splash of sherry vinegar. Throw in some chopped olives or sun-dried tomatoes to be fancy. Get local veggies year round from Cultivate KC’s Gibbs Road Farm. They offer three 14 week subscriptions in 2014. The first starts on Feb 4, the second on May 21 and the third on September 3. Registration for all three begins January 13, but spots go quick. Learn more at www.cultivatekc.org

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double cut pork chop is a portion of meat cut perpendicularly to the spine of the pig, usually containing two ribs or parts of the vertebra. Executive Chef, Bradley Gilmore, achieves a juicy and flavorful result by first marinating this double cut chop and then using a sous-vide (French for "under vacuum") process to cook the meat. Sous-vide is a method of cooking food sealed in airtight plastic bags, in a water bath of maintained temperature. The intention is to cook the item evenly while keeping the food juicier. Chef finishes the chop by first breading and then browning the product.

Breaded Double Pork Chop with Pork Jus & Creamed Bacon Brussel Sprouts Prepared by Executive Chef Bradley Gilmore at Gram & Dun

Ingredients:

Directions:

1 double bone-in pork chop

Bread pork chop in seasoned flour on all sides.

1 cup seasoned flour 1 cup blanched Brussel sprouts 2T chopped bacon 6 oz heavy whipping cream

Bethany Klug DO is a physician for whom food is a doorway to personal, community and planetary health. Learn more about how she helps people live a lifespan of health at www.HealthSpanKC.com

Bonnie Rabicoff is the producer and host of the multi-media foodie series “In the Kitchen with Bonnie.” She has served as the Vice President of Development for KCPT Public Television and the Marketing Director of The Barstow School where she founded and coordinated “The Barstow School Organic Farmers’ Market and Chef Series.” To view the entire foo die s eries, inthekitchenwithbonnie. com

2T Pecorino Remano, shredded

Sear breaded pork chop in high heat pan on all sides. Put pork chop in a 450 degree oven for 15 to 20 min. While pork chop is cooking...

1T butter

Start bacon in medium high heat pan and add cream.

salt and pepper to taste

Start reducing cream.

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Revelations—by Elizabeth Summers, Esoteric Numerologist 2014: An Introspective Year

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everal prominent themes will move through the filaments of life in 2014. To find the predominant theme for 2014 year, we add 2+0+1+4=7. The Number Seven can be a bit difficult to grapple with, as it is like holding a cloud in one's hands. Certain buzz words need to be kept in mind as we travel through this rather unusual energy of 2014. Choice, discernment, silence, spirituality and ethics will show themselves as guideposts to be aware of and put into practice. Spiritual practices will become more mainstream. People will become more discerning in choosing between those preachers and teachers that are not for their highest good and greatest joy. Listening to and trusting one's hunches will become more imperative in decision making. The Number Seven is an inner vibration prompting one to silence, philosophical contemplation and analytical thinking, all in a space of reflection, rest, and solitude. The pressures of everyday life will bring forth a desire to get away from it all, and the best place for that will be nature. National parks will become even more popular as Mother Earth's energy becomes a healing balm in people's lives. The environmental protection of trees and water will become a more popular issue as people become reacquainted with the calming aspects of nature. This will lead to an increase in businesses like camping gear, mobile homes, nature tours, and river rafting that bring us back to a simpler lifestyle within a natural habitat. This contemplative and private vibration will cause many to withdraw and spend time in solitary activities often brought on by electronics, thus causing relationships to suffer. One might notice the divorce rate increasing in a Number Seven year as couples find they do not have much in common and withdraw emotionally and sexually, as a consequence. A desire to be alone, not necessarily lonely, can become intense, thus moving the couple apart. Writing of all kinds will increase, including personal journaling. Because people will not be verbalizing many of their thoughts, journaling will become a more popular form of self-expression. Expect further development in the understanding of mental health issues. Depression caused by economic fears may become more of a public issue to be dealt with. Movement away from chemicals to more holistic approaches for medical treatments may become more popular and written

about. More emphasis will be given to organic foods, as the Number Seven has a strong instinct for purity of health through foods. This enthusiasm is similar to a Virgo health fetish. The Number Seven is a code for the intellect, inventiveness and research. Expect advances in technology to surge in 2014 as science, technology and research will become optimum. New appliances, medicines, gadgets and widgets will come to the fore, boggling the mind for sure. Discernment will be a key word in 2014, physically, financially and governmentally. More will be revealed as to the ethics (or lack thereof) of our elected officials, and a "push" to remove them will resound in the ethers. There will be a sense of retreat and re-evaluation in people's lives throughout 2014. It will become blatantly obvious that the truth has not been provided to them by those they have trusted, and the populace will begin to understand that they should no longer give their power away to others. To move forward in one's personal life in 2014, we must come from our hearts, not our heads and egos. Number Seven is about trust and acceptance. Stay with heart based approaches. Trust that heart-based choices will guide you where you are to go and be, doing what you need to do in any moment. Know that your soul will take as long as it needs in order to move you forward in blessings and that when you surrender (which is different than giving up), what comes into your life next will be better and for your highest good and your greatest joy. When we choose fear, whether in our career, relationships or finances, physical ailments may arise. When we choose faith and trust in a Universe that can keep the stars in the sky, surrender to the Divine and let go of control, all will be well, slowly but surely.

Elizabeth Summers, Esoteric Numerologist is adept at combining Numerology, an ancient system of codes based on the Western Pythagorean System, with astrology and the Chaldean/Quabala interpretations of the Tarot to decode an individual's temperament and personality, their attitude towards life, emotional reactions, best career choice, deepest desires, and the general issue they are meant to deal with in this life. To enjoy a personal reading with Elizabeth, elizabeth@elizabethsummers.com or 303-702-5420 www.ElizabethSummers.com

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Feature—by Gillian Hansen

Your Exercise Resoluon Starts with You!

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n the eve of each New Year many of us follow tradion and fall into compiling a wellintenoned to-do list: sleep more, eat less, get some exercise... sck to the exercise—the list can go on. Think about it though: many of these are extremely important to our health and wellbeing, so why wait unl the New Year? Why wait another day, hour, or minute? Things like low back pain aect almost 80% of us. It pays to take our resoluon seriously, whatever the day. Remember, it starts with you! My experience has taught me that one of the biggest oversights with regard to exercise resoluons is failing to recognize the energy that you carry with you into this new venture. We all need to be energecally ďŹ t as well as physically ďŹ t, and to recognize that these two are inmately related. If you think about it, it becomes obvious. This is what makes you, you! Whatever your habits, good, bad or indierent, you are likely to address these resoluons in the same way that you have addressed similar pa/erns in the past. This means that you are likely to ďŹ nd yourself stuck in a holding pa/ern, physically and emoonally. There are many ways to address these holding pa/erns and to resolve them successfully, with therapies such as: Chiropracc, Myofascial Release Therapy, Acupuncture, or with an Energy Praconer — the list goes on; but, a combinaon of structural and energec therapies usually works best. My belief though, is that a5er gaining an awareness of our energec body, we can then successfully address our physical body. Life's experiences also create our bracing pa/erns which could have developed from accidents, surgery, stress, disease, repeve movements, or even something far less recent--our childhood. You may be aware of areas in which you hold on to “stuâ€?; but on a deeper level, we walk around with these experiences literally held within our ssues, daily reliving (subconciously) the experiences of the past. We hold it within our Fascia (pronounced faa-sha) – this is a connecve

knees. Align your hands under your shoulders with elbows facing toward your hips. Slide your shoulder blades down towards your back pockets. Align your knees under your hips. Slowly extend out one leg, and at the same me reach the opposite arm over your head. Your body should not shi5 during this moon. Draw both arm and leg in and repeat on opposite side. Do 12-15 repeons each side or unl fagued. Front and Side Planks This exercise strengthens your deep core muscles for stronger funconal movement. Posion yourself on your elbows and your knees (or feet if this is easy for you). Straighten your spine and hold this posion for 45-60 seconds. Move to your side, align your knees, hips and shoulder, placing your elbow under your shoulder and hold up your body o the oor li5ing from your underside. Aim to hold for 45-60 seconds Repeat 1-3 mes. •

We all need to be energe cally ďŹ t as well as physically ďŹ t, and to recognize that these two are in mately related. web that supports and communicates with every cell of our body. How does this relate to exercise? Holding pa/erns signal the body to move dierently and to create structural imbalances. You may feel them strongly, or they may be so subtle that you won't feel a thing unl something hurts. Similar to an automobile system when the check engine light comes on before you break down! So it's good to address those areas of imbalance before they create a movement problem. Beginning a ďŹ tness program can be a daunng task even before you get to the workout itself. There is a lot of informaon and there are many 'experts'. “Keep It Simple,â€? I say, and within your comfort zone. Become educated about what you need and work with a qualiďŹ ed professional. Look for a trainer who is Naonally CerďŹ ed through an accredited board. These professionals should have your best interests at heart and can walk you through the process. A reputable trainer will also take you

step-by-step through an assessment of your body’s movements, your history, and help you to either visually or kinesthecally be aware of how your body moves. Then, comes work to restrengthen your body to take strain o the joints and regain symmetry and balance. Among the many exercises I prescribe for clients within my Correcve Exercise pracce, I believe these three exercises are good pracce, take only a few minutes, and are worth being part of any regime: Walking and siEng tall. Walk as though you have a string a/ached to the top of your head. You will ďŹ nd your abdominals will naturally want to assist. This is not a forced movement holding you in a foreign posture, but one that will strengthen your deep spinal muscles.

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As with any exercise, listen to your body and your intuion. Stay within your limits with good funcon and form. Forget “nopain, no-gain� — it's wrong, and can be detrimental to your progress.

Gillian Hansen, owns Fluid Moon MFR. She is a CerďŹ ed Personal Trainer accredited through Naonal Academy of Sports Medicine in Correconal Exercise. She is also a LMT specializing in Myofascial Release Therapy. Gillian educates people in Correcve movement and is able to address all areas of the body including our fascial web to help people move with more funcon and less pain. For further informaon, visit www.gillianhansen.com or call 913.787.0518 for a consultaon.


Feature—by Lama Chuck Stanford

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ll of us like, want, and deserve a fresh start. And, I think a New Year is a good me for a fresh start. I’d like to suggest that this fresh start include a daily meditaon pracce or some quiet me each day to simply reflect upon our lives. Meditaon is compable with any faith tradion and is a wonderful way to enhance and deepen your spiritual pracce. Many of us have go/en away from our meditaon pracce. Many of us have also succumbed to one or all of the afflicve emoons. Maybe we have been unkind or not controlled our anger. Somemes it may seem like we are not making any progress at all. Most people think of the word “sin” as exclusively a Chrisan term. However, the original meaning of the word “sin” was an archery term that meant, “missing the mark.” All of us fall short of the mark at some me. It is when we realize that we have fallen short that we have the opportunity to start anew, whether it is our meditaon pracce, spending more me with our families, controlling our anger, being more paent, or whatever it is we need to do. Somemes life gives us a fresh start whether we want one or not. A relaonship comes to an end or our job comes to an end. Everything in this phenomenal world is impermanent and nothing lasts forever. We should look upon these situaons not as disasters but as opportunies to start again. What most of us don't realize is that a fresh start is available to us in every moment. You don’t have to wait unl the New Year because a fresh start is available to us in every breath. When we breathe in, we are actually taking in part of the universe into our bodies. As we breathe out, we are literally breathing out part of ourselves to the enre universe. So we are connected not only karmically with everyone in the universe; but, we are connected on a physical level as well. Gandhi once said, "Live your life as if you were to die tomorrow, but have your visions as if you will live forever." How would you live your life differently if you knew you were going to die next week? Wouldn’t your priories suddenly change? While having a clean house

It is when we realize that we have fallen short that we have the opportunity to start anew, whether it is our medita on prac ce, spending more me with our families, controlling our anger, being more pa ent, or whatever it is we need to do.

I am sure many of you are familiar with the wonder Sufi mysc, Rumi, who wrote beauful love poems to God. I’d like to share with you a wonderful quote by Rumi who said:

is nice, it is not as important as some other things. My guess is that you would want to spend more me with your family members, and hopefully spend more me doing spiritual pracce. So, if we are going to have a fresh start, I'd like to suggest a daily meditaon pracce. And, as part of that pracce I'd like to suggest we focus on the Four Great Efforts. These Four Great Efforts were taught by the Buddha himself. They relate to the concept of karma in which all acons are classified as either wholesome or unwholesome. Wholesome, meaning we help and are of benefit to others; and unwholesome, meaning we harm ourselves or others through body, speech or mind.

So realize that we have a fresh start available to us not only now in this New Year but also in every moment. As Rumi says so eloquently even if you have broken your vow a hundred mes – come, come back to your spiritual pracce, whatever pracce you engage in. Come back in this New Year to "awaken your heart" by avoiding harming others through body, speech or mind. Come back to being kinder and more compassionate to all beings without disncon. Come back by releasing grudges, angers, hurts and past pains. Come back by forgiving those who have harmed us. Come back by being a beacon to lead others by example from darkness to light, from falsehood to truth and from wrong to right. I believe that these enlightened qualies are best accomplished through the development of a daily meditaon pracce and toward working to achieve the Four Great Efforts.

THE FOUR GREAT EFFORTS ARE: 1. An effort to diminish the unwholesome mental states that have already arisen. Maybe you are aware of anger, greed or jealousy in your mind.

“Come come whoever you are Wanderer, worshipper, lover of leaving — it doesn't ma/er. Ours is not a caravan of despair. Come, even though you have broken your vow a hundred mes. Come. Come again, Come.”

2. To prevent those unwholesome mental states that have not arisen from arising. Perhaps you don't have a problem with anger – so be aware of that – and guard against developing anger and harming others. 3. To strengthen those wholesome mental states that are already developed. If you are compassionate or paent, for example, you would connue to work to strengthen them - being even kinder and more compassionate. 4. To culvate and develop the wholesome states that have not yet arisen. Again, being aware or mindful of those good states of mind – such as generosity or paence – and trying to culvate them.

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Lama Chuck Stanford was ordained a Lama in 1998. He is founder of the Rime Buddhist Center and serves as its spiritual and execuve director. Lama Stanford is author of the book Basics of Buddhism. He is recipient of the following awards: —2007 Peace Award presented by the Crescent Peace Society —2009 Heroes of Humanity Award presented by the Art of Living and the Internaonal Associaon for Human Values —2013 Peace Builder Award presented by the Global and Mulcultural Educaon Center www.rimecenter.org.


Feature—by Judy Widener

Evolving Bliss

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id you know that 88 percent of New Year’s Resoluons are broken, including the 68 percent who merely resolve to enjoy life more? We're trying to ignite our passions and follow our bliss. But somewhere along the line, the fire gets snuffed out and we're le5 disappointed. If you have the same resoluons year a5er year, with no real progress toward them, take heart. When it comes to scking with choices that are in our best interest, something we're not aware of is hobbling nearly all of us. One glance at the stascs proves the point: • • • •

40 percent of execuves quit or are fired within 18 months of taking the posion. 60 percent of execuves report they make poor decisions about as o5en as good ones. 90 percent of inmate relaonships don’t last a lifeme. 61,535 ta/oos were removed in 2009.

You see, every choice has a life of its own. Like your life, your choices go through an evoluonary process. So the sacred invitaon to you is to adjust your taccs as your choice evolves. While your path may have many twists and turns, the key is to stay focused on the core feelings that accompany following your bliss, including freedom, love, fulfillment, inner peace, balance and joy. Hold ght to these feelings and let your thinking be flexible. You’ll find that adapng to evolving choices gets easier as you pracce the feeling of going with the flow—growing your divine ability to create your bliss. Which taccs can you use to flex your thinking and improve your potenal for making more sasfying choices over the long haul? In their book, Decisive, Chip and Dan Heath (two of my favorite thought leaders) pinpoint key moments in your trip down the decision-making road where the wheels can fall off without you even knowing it. Here are two biggies that you're probably not aware of, along with taccs for avoiding them. 1) You define a choice too narrowly, only giving yourself two choices. For example, when vacaon me rolls around, you’re mulling over whether to visit your relaves or go to the beach. But this limited mindset causes you to overlook opons that might be be/er for you. What to do about it? Expand your set of choices. Think broader. Instead of thinking: Should I do this OR that? Ask yourself: Is there a way I can do this AND that? Go for the win-win.

Another opon is to expand the topic to include considering the best use for your money. For example, is there a leaky faucet or creaky car that you’ve been ignoring? 2) You use a Pros and Cons list to analyze your opons. But this ever-popular strategy has a catch: you could trick yourself into thinking you’re being very scienfic because you’ve collected lots of data. However, biases in your thinking can lead you to gather self-serving data. You’ll leap to a quick judgment about a situaon, then you’ll only look for informaon that supports that aEtude. You don’t realize you’ve cooked the books. Data in a spreadsheet isn’t necessarily supreme logic. What’s really happening is that your brain is following orders dictated by your emoons, giving extra weight to the informaon that supports your desires. I’ll admit that I’ve unwiEngly fallen into this trap many mes — I was oblivious to my biases. Also, the hardwiring in your brain seeks instant graficaon. If you’re yearning for sand and surf, the non-conscious part of your brain is wired to jusfy that vacaon instead of considering be/er uses for your money. It’s only the conscious part of your brain, which you can control, that has the ability to choose to delay the payoff. We honestly do try to choose the opons that will be best for us, for the longest period of me. But as it turns out, we are atrocious predictors. We think we know more than we really do. In recent studies, doctors who felt completely certain about a diagnosis ended up misdiagnosing 40% of cases. Also, students who felt 99 percent sure of their predicons sll missed the mark 27 percent of the me. The point isn’t to make perfect decisions every me, but to be aware of the ways your brain is wired to make snap

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decisions that feel good now. To make the wisest choice, take a step back and look at your situaon from the broadest perspecve you can muster. From this wider viewpoint, queson all of your assumpons about the current situaon. Check to see if some emoons might be geEng more emphasis than is warranted. Look for more opons, weight them from a variety of perspecves; and a5er your decision, make tweaks when more data becomes available. Since the final step in decision-making is living with your choice, think about how the future might unfold. A5er you’ve made your choice, keep your eyes peeled for new informaon that alters the situaon. Take advantage of new opportunies that come along that weren’t available to you at the get-go. There's always a path to bliss. Stay on it and keep moving. One way or another, you'll get there. Which decision-making traps flummoxed your progress toward your bliss in the past, and how can you avoid them today?

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Judy Widener is a Cerfied Life Coach and author of Power For A Lifeme: Tools You Customize to Build Your Personal Power Every Day Of Your Life. Sign up for Discovering Your Values, a free 5-day e-course at www.myinnerfroners.com. Judy's passion is assisng her clients to discover what is most important to them, and then to create more fulfilling lives. She offers a holisc process of simple ways to build your personal power and overcome obstacles to achieving your bliss. Judy has coached more than 600 people over the past 14 years. Contact her at 816-616-2593.


Spiritual Horoscope—by Aluna Michaels January 2014 Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19) Happy birthday Capricorn! This is a powerful time for expressing your dreams. Meditate to visualize what you want to achieve this year. Then also look within to see what could be blocking your ability to receive. You can be your own worst critic, so this inner work will help you let go of self-sabotage and make dreams reality! Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18) You are exploring issues of power, and also vulnerability. Letting go of control to the Universe can bring up painful memories of when parents or authority figures didn’t come through for you. Meditate to forgive those past wounds, so you can be flexible to your soul’s guidance instead of rigidly adhering to your intellect and will power. As old energy moves up and out, be physically active, with sports or vigorous yoga. Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20) Mars is making your feel quite sexy and powerful! Speaking up for your needs in intimate relationships about emotions, money and sexuality will help build trust within partnerships and self-confidence in you. You may also need to stand up to friends or colleagues who have strong opinions that differ from yours. This doesn’t mean fighting or giving in, but knowing you can hold your own truth and still be loved and appreciated! Aries (March 21 – April 19) January is time to balance career with relationships. You can feel pulled in many directions that all feel important. Meditate to create a list of priorities and let you partner know your numerous duties and plans to carry them out. Also schedule time in time with him/her, so s/ he feels secure. In this way you won’t feel pulled by your relation-

and get rid of junk! This type of 3rd dimensional cleaning will also clean your heart!

ship. In fact, that quiet bonding time will empower you for the tasks ahead!

Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22) You don’t like to show people your vulnerable side. As a Leo, you prefer to meet life with all your strengths, as the fierce and lovely lion! But inner turmoil can take its toll on your mind and body. Open up to your spiritual guides -- whether a trusted friend/mentor, healer or angel presence – and allow your wounds to be exposed, cleaned and healed. You will feel serene and will shimmer with vibrant health once again!

Taurus (April 20 – May 20) Ever heard the saying, “Your body believes every word you say”? Think about how your words and thoughts impact your physical health. For instance, “I can’t stand that”, can lead to knee problems. Or “I’m tired of this situation”, can bring on fatigue. Be alert to the messages you send your body and replace them with empowering ideas! Also, is it possible to start a yoga, meditation or stress reduction group at work?

Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22) You are so self-critical, and that affects your relationships. The Universe is challenging you to improve your self worth by becoming aware of the negative messages you constantly run through your head. Write down your yucky thoughts as they come up this month. Then burn the list!! Your insights and healing make it easier to bring your full, authentic self to people for more fulfilling bonds!

Gemini (May 21 – June 20) Start the New Year by releasing resentments that cause lack of trust. The Universe wants to bring you relationships that are deep and true, but it can’t if you’re blocking your heart with old hurts and fears. Meditate to connect with forgiveness energy that will unburden you and put you in the flow of divine abundance with love and money!

Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22) You aren’t often defensive, but you can be passive-aggressive. Powerful Mars is in your sign, challenging you to draw healthy boundaries in areas of family, friends and money issues. Be clear about your needs, and about what doesn’t work for you anymore. This will make you more “real” and actually improve relationships, since you’re no longer simmering beneath your surface. Try intense yoga classes or vigorous workouts to release tension.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22) It’s an ongoing effort to release childhood/family “stuff” that bogs down your current relationships! Meditate with your partner to be in the present moment together. Assure him/her that you’re working to heal old emotional wounds. Partnered or not, go through drawers, closets, basement, attic, or garage

Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21) Your mind is filled with landmines this month! Be wary about sudden conclusions. Your subconscious is triggered by people around you, but they are only acting as agents to shed light on deeper issues. Medi-

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tate to become centered. Journal your feelings. Write until you get past the surface and see what the Universe is revealing. Free yourself from entire patterns of unhappiness rather than be stuck on one instance that is only an example of the pattern! Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21) It’s important to surround yourself with likeminded people. It is exhausting to hide your authentic self! Meditate on acquaintances and see which ones actually resonate with your spirituality and your truth. Also look at your activities and see if they feel your soul. Examine goals and be sure they’re a path that leads to fulfillment. Make the changes you need to make if things are out of alignment!

Aluna Michaels is a secondgeneration astrologer and Soul Evolutionist practitioner. She also holds a Masters in Spiritual Counseling and has been teaching and consulting for more than two decades. Her book “Spiritual Gifts of the 12 Astrological Signs” is now on Amazon in Kindle version. Ms. Michaels is available for appointments in her home or by phone. Call (248) 583-1663 or visit www.alunamichaels.com


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Terrier Talk, Christine L. Fuller, Fuller Telepathic Dog Communicator. I am able to listen with my heart and communicate on a level your dog understands and relay this to you. (913) 689-5099.

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Nakala Akasie, Channeled Angel Readings When Hearts Open, Lives Change. 913.206.1294;Whenangelsspeak5 @aol.com Whenangelsspeaktous.com

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Alternative Healing Modalities by Sherri "Shakti" Mack Past-life Regressions, Quantum Hypnosis, & more! 913-514-2644. bahasherri@yahoo.com

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SOUND HEALING

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Dorethy Hancock, Certified TamaTama-Do Practitioner Using tuning forks instead of needles on acupressure points, to assist your body in selfhealing! 785-246-0860 centeroftherainbow.com

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Ayurveda Practitioner, Stephanie Kieltyka Mohr works to find health & relieve disease with recommendations for diet, exercise and lifestyle. www.GoWithSteph.com

Yoga ~ over 20 years experience. Emphasis on alignment & safety. New and ongoing students. Seeking Solace Yoga Studio, 7501 Mission, PV, KS 913-302-2439 seekingsolaceyoga.com

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Mark Blanchard’s Power Yoga. Focused on breathwork. No levels, props, music or egos. Lots of events! In Ranch Mart Center in OP. www.markskcyoga.net; 913-901-8970. EVOLVING… A GUIDE FOR CONSCIOUS LIVING

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Events JANUARY 5, 18 & 26 HOLOS UNIVERSITY GRADUATE SEMINARY OPEN HOUSE TELEPHONE CONFERENCE A review of HU's Certificate, Masters, Doctoral and Post-Doctoral programs. 1/5: 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. CT. 1/18: 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. CT. 1/26: 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. To reserve a space on the call: http://holosuniversity.org/openhouse-schedule.html. Questions: 888272-6109, Option 1. JANUARY 8 OPEN HOUSE & ARTIST’S RECEPTION View cover artist Karen Folgarelli’s artwork. 6-8 p.m.Evolving Magazine Conscious Living Center, 6115 Nieman, Shawnee ill@evolvingmagazine.com JANUARY 9 LOVE YOURSELF TO HEALTH Transform your relationship with your body with holistic tools and Love. Join us Thursday evenings for a groundbreaking approach to health and weight management. Details & register: Meetup.com / KayaHewitt.com / 816-217-3359 JANUARY 11 DIVINEU PRESENTS, A NEW YEAR, A NEW YOU Manifest your hopes and dreams by learning to live a guided life. 6:30-9 p.m.This class is FREE!!! EMCLC: 6115 Nieman, Shawnee. gregcatchur@hotmail.com JANUARY 14 WISHCRAFT STUDY Are you ready to manifest the power of intention and action? Discover what you want and implement steps to achieve it. Learn to clearly define your heart's desires, and then take concrete steps to reach these goals. Based on Barbara Sher's "Wishcraft", the book is online for free at www.wishcraft.com. Read chapters 1 and 2 before the first class. Five Tuesdays, starting January 14. $125 7-9 p.m. EMCLC: 6115 Nieman, Shawnee , KS jill@evolvingmagazine.com

CORE STAR ENERGY HEALING CLINIC 7:15 p.m. $20 Experience the benefits of energy healing. 6045 Martway, Suite 104, Mission, KS Reservations 913-831-4422 www.CoreStarEnergyHealing.com CELESTIAL TIMINGS RESONANCE REPATTERNING® TELE-SESSION 7-9 p.m. Align with the key celestial event chosen monthly. Flow with the energies of the Universe. $16. Teri Higbee: 913-219-6788 or www.lovewisdomwellness.com/ RR_proxy.htm. JANUARY 15 OPEN INTUITIVE CIRCLE with Angela Holmes of Healing Points located within Evolving Magazine Conscious Living Center. 6:30-8pm Space is limited to 6 please call to reserve a spot 913-5795949. $15/10min. JANUARY 16 RADIANT RELEASE ~ LOSE WEIGHT FROM THE INSIDE--OUT! 12-week tele-series using Resonance Repatterning® to discover underlying patterns with weight issues. Teri Higbee 913-219-6788 or www.LoveWisdomWellness.com/ RR_Speciality.htm. THE BUSINESS SIDE OF WRITING Join us for five weeks of interactive learning and get the skill sets to work as a freelance writer. Jill Dutton has more than 20 years experience as a freelance writer and provides the advice, support and encouragement necessary to get (and keep) freelance work. Five Thursdays from 6-8 p.m., starting January 16. Reserve space early as space is limited. $72 for five weeks. , Evolving Magazine Conscious Living Center, 6115 Nieman, Shawnee, jill@evolvingmagazine.com JANUARY 17 KC MASTERMIND GROUP Noon—1:30 p.m. at EMCLC, 6115 Nieman, Shawnee $10jill@evolvingmagazine.com for info.

MINDFUL EATING, MOVEMENT AND MEDITATION Stop dieting! Learn how to be kind and gentle to you. 6.00 - 8.30 $20 EMCLC: 6115 Nieman, Shawnee Elmari, 816 536 0024 JANUARY 18 PRS PREDICTIONS PROGRAM Join us for our PRS Predictions Program! 7:30 p.m. at Westwood Community Center, 4700 Rainbow Blvd. Westwood, KS. More info: www.prskc.org. A DAY OF MINDFULNESS WITH MICHAEL CIBORSKI With former Plum Village monk and close associate of Thich Nhat Hanh. 10:30 am - 4:30 pm, Unity Temple on the Plaza, Classroom C, $90 - $35 sliding scale plus donation for Br. Michael. Reserve your space at mindfulnesskc.org. AKASHIC RECORDS MEET-UP Join us as we open our Akashic Records, to explore trusting our truth, and how to best live our truth in the world. 10-11 a.m., (love offering) EMCLC 6115 Nieman Road, Shawnee, KS RSVP to host: Stephanie Forcier, 816260-2438 stephanie@innerwisdomevolution.com AKASHIC RECORD SESSIONS Treat yourself to a personal Akashic Records Session with Stephanie Forcier and connect to the path of your inner wisdom. 11:30 a.m. -2:00 p.m. (discounted rates) EMCLC, 6115 Nieman Road, Shawnee, KS www.InnerWisdomEvolution.com Call Stephanie for appt: 816-260-2438 JANUARY 18 & 19 REIKI I & REIKI II CLASSES & ATTUNEMENTS By Emily Foster, Reiki Master/Teacher, at Connie Crash’s in Shawnee, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Reiki I Saturday: $125. Reiki II Sunday: $150. Both classes: $250. Register: efoster8@kc.rr.com or 913.669.2026. JANUARY 19 YOUR SOUL MUSIC WITH JOSEPH WARD Meditate as Joseph channels the music of the group, then gives messages and music for each person. Reservations required. $20, 4-6 p.m. at Aquarius,

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www.aquariusbooks.com, 816-9316303. ANNUAL PREDICTIONS PANEL Psychics and astrologers give their predictions for the new year. Donations accepted. 7-9 p.m. at Aquarius, www.aquariusbooks.com, 816-9316303. JANUARY 20 RADIANT PROSPERITY ~ UNLOCK THE MYSTERY OF MONEY TELE-SERIES! 6-session tele-series using Resonance Repatterning® to create a healthy new relationship with your finances. Teri Higbee 913-219-6788 or www.LoveWisdomWellness.com/ RR_Speciality.htm. JANUARY 21 CORE STAR ENERGY HEALING CLINIC 7:15 p.m. $20 Experience the benefits of energy healing. 6045 Martway, Suite 104, Mission, KS Reservations 913 -831-4422 www.CoreStarEnergyHealing.com JANUARY 22 OR 31 PALMISTRY EXPLORATION It's a new year! Tired of feeling stuck? This informative and fun class will teach you the language that the lines on our hands reveal about our desires, the way we think and love or what professions would best serve our spirit. Includes handouts, hot coffee/ tea and laughter. 6-8:30 pm investment EMCLC: 6115 Nieman, Shawnee. $25.00 mysticafternoons@gmail.com Sandy Jorgensen 913-626-4554 JANUARY 23 CPR & FIRST AID 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. at WellSpring School of Allied Health, $136. Register: Shelly Welch at 816-437-7472. www.wellspring.edu.

JANUARY 24 & 25 AWAKENING THE SOUL MYSTIC FAIR Readers of various modalities providing answers and insights. No admission fee; each reader charges separately. Friday 5 – 9 p.m., Saturday 11 am – 7 p.m. at Mark Blanchard’s Yoga, Ranch Mart Shopping Center, 3665 West 95th St. in OP. www.markskcyoga.net; 913.901.8970.


AKASHIC RECORD SESSIONS AT THE AWAKENED SOUL MYSTIC FAIR Deepen your connection to your soul with a unique and powerful Akashic Record or Angel Intuitive session. Fri. 59, Sat. 11-8 (discounted rates) Mark Blanchard’s Power Yoga, OP, KS For appt, call Stephanie at 816-260-2438 or email, stephanie@innerwisdomevolution.com JANUARY 25 WALK IN ENERGY SESSIONS OR INTUITIVE READINGS/COACHING 10am-2pm at Healing Points located within Evolving Magazine Conscious Living Center. $20/20min. 10am2pm Angela Holmes 913-579-5949 angela@reikihealingpoints.com MUSIC OF THE SPHERES Guided meditation and therapeutic concert. Journey through the Chakra Energy Castles of the inner self accompanied by the etheric sounds of crystal and Tibetan bowls, tuning forks and chimes. $20 in advance; $25 at the door.5 p.m. EMCLC: 6115 Nieman, Shawnee. ramiehaas@yahoo.com

JANUARY 29 OPEN INTUITIVE CIRCLE with Angela Holmes of Healing Points located within Evolving Magazine Conscious Living Center. 6:308pm Space is limited to 6 please call to reserve a spot 913-5795949. $15/10min. FEBRUARY 1 HEALTHSPAN’S HEALTHY HEART & BRAIN OPEN HOUSE 1900 W 75th St, STE 250, 75th ST & State Line Rd, 10 am – 1 pm. Learn about our Beyond Cholesterol Cardiovascular Disease Prevention & Reversal program and ou Sound Mind Alzheimer’s & Other Brain Disease Prevention programs, Brain and Heart Healthy Food Demos and Free Body Composition Analysis. Register at HealthSpanKC.com.

FEBRUARY 21 - 23 THE FOUR PURPOSES OF LIFE WITH DAN MILLMAN Small-group interaction and partner dialogues to provide a map of your journey and crystallize a new sense of meaning and direction in everyday life. Unity Village, MO. For more information awakenwholelifecenter.com, 855-364-2022. MARCH 13 - 16 THE BLOSSOMING OF AWARENESS WITH DON MIGUEL RUIZ, JR. Blossom into the awareness that you have made agreements about how you choose to live your life and what your personal truths are. Unity Village, MO. For more information awakenwholelifecenter.com, 855-364-2022.

MARCH 27 - 30 SOUL RADIANCE WITH SARAH MCLEAN FEBRUARY 7 - 8 A nourishing weekend retreat deTHE AWAKENING COURSE signed to help you reconnect to your This transformational weekend will cre- soul-center cultivating more self-love, ate a powerful shift in your personal confidence, inner peace and creativihealing and spiritual awakening. ty. Unity Village, MO. For more inforChange your relationships, health, mation awakenwholelifecenter.com, prosperity, peace & joy. Early Bird reg- 855-364-2022. JANUARY 25-26 istration ends Feb REIKI I PLUS-PERSONAL LIFE-FORCE 1! Meetup.com / KayaHewitt.com / ONGOING AND UNIVERSAL SUPPORT 816-217-3359 MEDITATION & BLESSINGS Reiki I attunement PLUS learn to navigate your energy body, identify imbal- FEBRUARY 8 Join us Fridays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. for a ances and access your internal healer INTRODUCTION TO ENERGY HEALING chakra balancing mediation to balance and harmonize your ener- WORKSHOP and elevate your vibration with the gy field. Radiantly “show up” in your Oneness Blessing. Last Friday of the Learn the basics of Core Star Energy life. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., $325, Reiki manual Healing to expand your knowledge month is family night! Love offerincluded. Email or call for flyer/ regising. Meetup.com / and abilities for working with healing ter. Sacred Journey Healing-Ginny energy 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. $125 see KayaHewitt.com / 816-217-3359 Farney in Prairie Village: 913-961-3796, web site for more details YOGA TUESDAYS AT CRESCENT ginny.farney@gmail.com. www.CoreStarEnergyHealing.com SPRINGS WEST COAST MASSAGE TECHNIQUES FEBRUARY 21 Tuesdays, 6:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. $66/ 6 SACRED SOUND HEALING CONCERT Sat. 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sun. 9 a.m. – 1 sessions or $13 drop-in. Matts, etc prop.m. $204, for massage therapists only, WITH PARADISO AND RASAMAYI vided. Renew your body, mind and at WellSpring School. Register: Shelly Internationally renowned sound heal- spirit! 913-341-2044 CresWelch at 816-437-7472. ers and award-winning musicians in a centSprings.net www.wellspring.edu. special, live program. Experience the FIRST FRIDAYS world’s largest crystal didgeridoo, alJANUARY 28 HIGHER SELF ALIGNMENT TEMPLE chemy singing bowls, gongs and FREE FITNESS CONSULTATION “OmniDimensional Transformational chanting in a sound healing concert 6 – 8:00 p.m. at WellSpring School of for 
everyone. 7:00PM Presented by Cellular group session.” Remember, It Allied Health on Ward Parkway. Limthe Cornerstone Foundation and Is Time… 6:30pm, $15, Crescent Evolving Magazine at Unity Temple on Springs, CrescentSprings.net 913-341ited to 20 people; contact Tracy the Plaza, 707 W. 47th Street, Kansas 2044 Moeller: 816-437-7523. www.wellspring.edu. City, MO 64112. Tickets: $20 Advance/ SECOND FRIDAYS: THE STONE TEMPLE $25 at the Door. Available online at CornerstoneFoundation.com, by 6:30 p.m. $15 OmniDimensional Transphone (816) 561-4466 or at Unity Tem- formational group process utilizing ple stones, music & energywork. EVOLVING… A GUIDE FOR CONSCIOUS LIVING

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Crescent Springs, CrescentSprings.net 913-341-2044 KANSAS CITY MEDITATION GROUP Join us for meditation, chanting and inspirational readings from Paramahansa Yogananda, Sundays at 10 a.m. Visit kcmeditation.com for more information or call 816-799-5544 ENERGY HEALING SESSIONS FOR CANCER PATIENTS By Appointment. Since 2005 the Kansas City Healing Project has been providing energy healing sessions for cancer patients. Our clients have been experiencing a reduction of their stress, anxiety and pain levels from their treatment and disease. Donation basis. Contact John Hoefer at 816-718-6358 for details. www.KansasCityHealingProject.org HOLOS ON WEDNESDAYS (HOW) TELEPHONE CONFERENCE A weekly tea or coffee in CyberSpace with Bob Nunley, Holos University Director of Admissions, 4-5 pm. Call: 213342-3070, Code 689 2398. Call 20 minutes early for internet hookup. ALMOST YOGA FOR THE STIFF AND INFLEXIBLE Wednesdays 6-7:30 p.m. with Jocelyn. $10 a class or 5 for $40 at the Village Wellness Connection, 226 US 69 Hwy, Claycomo, 816.803-8056, www.VWellnessConnection.com. MINDFULNESS MEDITATION GROUP Mondays 7-8 p.m. with Alex, $10, at the Village Wellness Connection, 226 US 69 Hwy, Claycomo, 816-719-1572, www.V-WellnessConnection.com. ALMOST CIRCUIT TRAINING Mondays 9-10 a.m. Core strength, balance and low impact cardio, $10, at the Village Wellness Connection, 226 US 69 Hwy, Claycomo, 816-719-1572, www.V-WellnessConnection.com. NORTHLAND ENERGY CIRCLE 3rd Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m. Share energy modalities at the Village Wellness Connection, 226 69 Hwy, Claycomo. Teri Higbee: 913-219-6788 or LWW@LoveWisdomWellness.com.


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The January issue of Evolving Magazine contains a New Year's Resource Directory.