June 2016 ~ Vol.VII1, Issue 4
in Kansas City
A Guide for Conscious Living Connect to Your Divine Eternal Self Accentuate the Positive and Eliminate the Negative The Care and Feeding of a Soul How to Find “Lightness” and Escape Funky Energy EVOLVING…IN KANSAS CITY
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Publisher’s Letter... Dear Friend:
The Care and Feeding of a Soul
I’m guessing we all know someone who appears ageless: they’re filled with vitality, energy, and a zest for life. A friend of my mom’s, late into her 70s, travels frequently, plays Pickleball, has the energy of a two-year-old, and most importantly, has a youthful glint in her eyes that hides her true age. Agelessness, the theme this month, is synonymous with those whose physical or mental appearance is younger than their chronological age. When I ran into an acquaintance at the gym recently, she told me I was too old for dance classes. “Don’t your knees hurt? Well, they soon will,” she said. It saddens me that people restrict themselves and decide that we can't do things at a certain age. When I need inspiration, I think of Ernestine Shepherd, who started bodybuilding at age 56. Now almost 80, she is the world's oldest bodybuilder. Or Ernie Andrus, who didn't start running until he was 64. Now 93, Ernie participated in a 200-mile overnight race—and plans to run a marathon by the time he turns 100. Or Tao Porchon-Lynch, the world's oldest yoga instructor at 97. Not always, but usually, our limits are self-imposed. I believe the secret to overcoming old age is the same as for overcoming addiction (because aren’t we, in a sense, addicted to our obsessions with age?). We must find what thrills us, keeps our heart racing, fills us with joy— and make plans for fulfilling these dreams. For when we find and pursue our interests, there is no room for stagnation. There is only growth.
Life and After is Forever Ageless 10
Learning Through the Stages of the Ageless Womb 12
The Standards: Sunflower Seed Pizza Cows to Ploughs
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Departments Wisdom Within Journey to Wholeness Food First Food Gloria’s Food Holistic Health Horoscope Events ON THE COVER Tammy Barton’s love for trees, spirals and vibrant colors are beautifully painted in 'Diversi-tree'. She says, “We are all divinely created to be unique and diverse human beings, embraced and supported by the spiritual universe around us. Take time to sit in nature and listen to the messages around and within you, supporting your higher calling for you to be uniquely ‘you.’” You can see more of Tammy Barton’s artwork on her website: www.atthehealingplace.com.
Monthly Columnists Gloria Gale, Bethany Klug, Jude LaClaire, Aluna Michaels, Nancy Russell, Suzette Scholtes
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Wishing Connie “Crash” Well in Her New Evolving Direction
The Lavender House offers a place to renew the soul
June’s Evolving theme is “Agelessness” (eternal connectedness, wisdom, and vitality)— because Conscious Living never gets old! What an appropriate theme to express my deep gratitude to Connie for helping shape the magazine since its inception seven years ago, and to wish her well in her new endeavors. Although leaving Evolving, she’s not departing from her health and wellness passion, which has evolved into direct sales for LifeVantage, a publicly traded company dedicated to helping people achieve their goals of healthy living through a combination of scientifically validated products and an attractive business opportunity. “I am eternally grateful to the visionary Jill and my Evolving family of teammates, advertisers, and contributors for seven incredible years,” Connie relates. “The LifeVantage opportunity is the answer to my prayers of ‘health and service, with an amazing compensation as
Need a little quiet space in your busy life? The Lavender House Retreat Center, 1600 New Hampshire in Lawrence KS, is home to a vibrant inter-spiritual collective of practitioners and spiritual leaders who are passionately called to offer the community a space to grow and renew the soul. Lavender House Collective’s compassionate hearts of unity in diversity provide services that include personal retreat, meditation, body work, holistic/energetic healing, artistic and musical expression, counseling and spiritual direction—all aimed at soulful encouragement, wellness, and balanced life skills. Our providers are ordained ministers, energy workers, meditation instructors, spiritual directors, artists, counselors, holistic healers, shamanic practitioners, occupational therapists, nutritionists, much more. At Lavender House there is a spiritual wellness modality for everyone! How about a restful STAYCATION? Lavender House is available for BnB. Take a break from busy and enjoy the peace and quiet of this little bungalow in a lovely Lawrence neighborhood with
the by-product.’ I cry each day witnessing my family and friends’ health turnarounds, as Protandim, the flagship product, is a patented herbal technology that opens the Nrf2 pathway, resulting in the body producing its own antioxidant enzymes—such as Glutathione (by 300 percent), Catalase (by 54 percent), and SOD (by 30 percent), scavenging more than 1 million free radicals every second. It has been clinically proven to reduce oxidative stress, the largest factor of deadly disease on the planet, by an average of 40 percent in 30 days and 70 percent in 120 days.” Connie will continue to be eternally connected to the Evolving community (watch for her armed with magazines everywhere she goes!), while also pursuing her writing/editing, event space, and Reiki/energy healing passions: ConnieCrash@kc.rr.com, 913-322-3378, or ConnieHumiston.LifeVantage.com. For formulating your marketing plans, contact Jill@EvolvingMagazine.com or 913-944-1298.
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private outdoor garden space and cozy bedrooms, full kitchen and sun porch. For information on individual providers, please see our ad in Evolving’s Annual Wellness Directory, visit our website: www.lavenderhouse.org and Facebook page, or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are a practitioner and would like to join our collective, call 785-550-0473.
How to Find “Lightness” and Escape Funky Energy BY SUZETTE SCHOLTES
don’t know what is wrong with me,” a friend said. “I am feeling anxious and depressed for no reason at all.” Lots of folks are feeling a bit down these past few months. Call it funky energy—who knows why? If you were an artist using white paint, wearing a white duster, working in a white room with a white canvas, creation may be tough. If you are feeling vulnerable, anxious, ambivalent, doubtful or blue for noreason-at-all, you are on the same page with many others. There are ways to perk up from these blues. First, spend time with upbeat friends and family. My friend Nan is living her dream-come-true. The short story: About six years ago, in love with her soul mate, circumstances tore them apart. She was heart broken. She asked me if there would ever come a day for reconciliation. I felt the great love between them. “Never give up hope as it may work out in the future,” was my comment. I knew some of the issues concerned his teenage
touches your spirit and soul, lifting worry and fear. 2. Feel gratitude: Find ways to feel grateful from the mundane, such as the comfort of silky sheets to the food you eat. Gratitude attracts more gratitude. 3. Appreciate moments of happiness: If you find yourself laughing, pause and take it in. Value it. Image licensed by Ingram Images 4. Heal remorse of your past: As humans, we will make mistakes and our mistakes What can we do to stay grounded yet are forgivable. If we judge ourselves as light hearted? bad or wrong, we damage our selfesteem. Turn off your “Inner Critic.” 1. Remember the love. Remember a How do you forgive yourself? Choose. time when you were so happy and It helps to ask for healing in prayer and excited that the feeling poured from meditation. your heart? Every time we focus on a memory of love and happiness it In one of The Four Agreements, Don attracts more love and happiness. It Miguel Ruiz wrote: “Do not take anything
children. They do at some point leave home. After years of silence they became friends and began to date again. This winter he proposed. She is packing up and moving to Fort Lauderdale this month. One New Year, Nan and I wrote a “key focus” for our futures. She wrote “Live by the sea.” Soon she will live a mile from the ocean with her new, wonderful mate.
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personally.” “Nothing others do is because of you,” he said. “What others say and do is a projection of their own reality. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.” Right now, treat yourself as you would a best friend with kindness, patience, and understanding. Go easy on yourself.
Suzette Scholtes’ nonfiction writing won the prestigious “Writers Digest” award. Her passions are writing and yoga and she feels one needs a sense of humor for both. She founded The Yoga School of Therapeutics where she manages one of the region’s prestige teacher training programs. 10400 W. 103rd Street, Overland Park. www.theyogastudio.com email@example.com 913 492-9594.
Journey to Wholeness
Accentuate the Positive and Eliminate the Negative BY JUDE LACLAIRE, PH.D.
JUNE 13—GUIDED MEDITATION Join us for an evening of spirit guided meditation. New or experienced meditators welcome! 7:00 PM Cost | love offering John Hoefer | 913-831-4422
Come learn Holy Fire Reiki! Karen Harrison, Ed.S. Licensed Professional Counselor Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist ICRT Licensed Reiki Master Teacher Usui/Holy Fire Reiki, Karuna 816-523-4440 www.KarenHarrison.net Kansas City, MO 64114
JUNE 17—SPIRIT TALK: THE HEART OF MONEY Join a roundtable workshop about uncovering your spiritual energy of money. It’s simpler than you know to discover hidden patterns that free you to live you life of abundance. 7:00 PM, $25 including materials, Vivian Faulkner, 913-735-3183
he words sung by Bing Crosby in 1945 came floating into my brain as I was thinking about focusing on the positive as a way of being more mentally healthy. Eliminating or reducing the negative can happen more readily when we re-direct our thinking and actions in the direction of the positive. Recently, several studies have indicated that the numbers of people, especially in certain age groups, suffering from anxiety and depression have increased in the last five years. The boomer generation is the group with the highest increase. We know that adolescents and senior adults are also more vulnerable groups. Currently, the United States has less crime, more affluence, higher educational levels, and more opportunities than any other time in our history. There are problems which affect the poor and minorities disproportionately and are also impacting the middle class. We would be foolish to ignore problems but the inability to deal with change, stress, and ordinary life challenges appears to be affecting many people negatively. How can we deal with this problem constructively? Arbor Creek Elementary School in Olathe was recently named as “Kansas City’s kindest of 2016” by Synergy Services. Synergy advocates for violence prevention measures and anti-bullying programs. The motto of the school is “Challenge the Mind, Strengthen the Heart, and Build for the Future.” The students are dealing with the problems of bullying and violence by focusing on kindness and good deeds. The students are involved in many service projects including collecting bandages with fun patterns for kids in the hospital, visiting sick and elderly people, and reaching out to students who have suffered losses. Kindness is rewarded by giving tokens to students who demonstrate this behavior. The students can keep the tokens, pass them on to others or put them in a container in the classroom. When enough tokens are gathered, they have a celebration. This kind of approach can be so effective in reinforcing the behavior you desire, teaching habits for the future, instilling thoughtfulness and hope. Being for something is often much more
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productive than being against something. Another example of this is the United Nations “Declaration on a Culture of Peace” stating that “A culture of peace is a set of values, attitudes, traditions, and modes of behavior and ways of life based on…respect for life, ending of violence, and promotion and practice of nonviolence through education, dialogue, and cooperation.” From a local elementary school to a collaboration of nations there is consensus that focusing on our attitudes and values shown in a behavior of dialogue and cooperation will create a culture of peace. Another local example of people working together for the common good is found in “Celebrating the Grandmothers of Manheim.” A very good, longtime friend of mine, Dorothy Hawkins, was recently honored with three other women in the Manheim Neighborhood. There is a large mural of the four women and St. Vincent dePaul on the side of the St. Vincent dePaul Thrift Store at 39th and Troost. Dorothy is a long-time community activist, mother of six children and many grandchildren, a Nichiren Buddhist, a KKFI radio personality, and a community resource who exemplifies collaboration and building relationships. She has overcome many hardships and challenges and is the friend I treasure, love and respect. When we can find our own center of emotional, mental, and spiritual gravity, we will also find a peaceful, positive self with a great ability to affirm, accentuate, and live the positive as we lessen the impact of the negative. We will not have time for the blues!
Jude LaClaire, Ph.D., LCPC, is a counselor, educator and author. For counseling appointments, seminars, training, speaking engagements or information on Neurobehavioral Programs or Imago Couple Therapy call 913322-5622. For more information about Jude LaClaire or the Kansas City Holistic Centre go to www.kcholistic.com.
Food Gloria’s Food
Cows to Ploughs
The Standards: Sunflower Seed Pizza
BY GLORIA GALE
Welcome to the conversation: An evening exploring dynamic issues confronting sustainable food agriculture
PR’s Weekend host of All Things Considered, Michel Martin, recently hosted a conversation on the subject of food—how it’s grown, and how it gets to the table, to an overflow audience at the Jazz District’s GEM Theater. Martin’s upbeat Q and A coaxed a lively, often provocative, two-hour dialogue from three sets of guest panelists covering the spectrum of How We Eat. The Farm Blake Hurst, Missouri Farm Bureau President, Linda Hezel, Owner of Prairie Birthday Farm, and Chris Boeckmann, Hybrid Farmer at Boeckmann Family Farms focused on the pros and cons of farming organically or not. The audience respectfully listened to the banter between the panelists ultimately giving the nod to Hezel, owner of Prairie Birthday Farm for her insightful commitment to growing healthy food. “Let the land teach me,” Linda Hezel, Prairie Birthday Farms. The discussion triggered applause for the advocates of farming without pesticides/herbicides and antibiotics and encouraged people to get growing their own gardens to regain a relationship to food.
sorts of chemicals onto the soil. The ecological capital of our soil has been degraded over the millennium.” Jackson wants us to think about the cultural capacity for protecting the soil instead of the ‘yield’ per acre, “We need to think about what we value, moving away from high tech/carbon driven cultivation to informative biology.” Genoways spoke of the “fruitless labor” revealed to him by farmers. “Many said they don’t want to live their lives by the weather, much less be put in harm’s way by the lack of safety concerns for workers (i.e., processing plants).”
The Fork James Worley, Educator, Missouri Department of Conservation, Shanita McAfee-Bryant Chef and Owner, Magnolia’s Contemporary Southern Bistro, and Alex Pope, Founder, The Local Pig delivered a tasty finale. “People who want good food are willing to pay for it,” said Pope urging the curious to come to his butcher shop and charcuterie exclusively carrying products from humanely-raised animals from small family farms. Shanita McAfee-Bryant invited everyone to come to her restaurant and savor a good meal where every dish is infused with her extensive skill and The Future creativity. Wes Jackson, Founder and President, Finally, James Worley regaled the The Land Institute, JohnElla Holmes, audience urging those interested to eat Director, Veryl Switzer/Kansas State seasonal, raise your own garden, and learn University Agriculture Camp and Ted about the natural environment while we Genoways, Author of The Chain: Farm still have one. Factory, and the Fate of Our Food The enthusiastic professionals addressed the plight of the farmer, the disconnect between the soil, the cultivation delivered an excellent, thought-provoking of seed, and the packaged/processed food evening on the subject of food, followed by a reception featuring local food vendors. we eat. The bustling crowd adjourned to the Consider these statistics cited by American Jazz Museum located directly Jackson: across the street. They tasted samples from • 1 in 7 people can’t afford to put local vendors and left with the ponderous food on the table, much less organically question of how we'll feed our planet. grown food that’s often unaffordable. • 40-percent of our food in the Kansas City writer, United States is going into the landfill. producer, and photo • 40-to 50-percent of the food grown stylist Gloria Gale is a is used to produce bio-fuel. sleuth when it comes to • Problem number 1 is annual grain discovering interesting production which contributes to a features for the media. buildup of harmful greenhouse gases. Most recently, Gloria profiled area restaurants “It’s an eons-old problem,” says Jackson. “Nature was ignored when we, as as a columnist for 435 Magazine and was on KCUR's Food Critics radio program. Want land animals, started cultivating wheat, to know where to find the best tastes in rice, and corn. We started pulling weeds, town? firstname.lastname@example.org trying to eradicate them by dumping all
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BY DR, BETHANY KLUG
ere at Food First, I’m continuing a series on gluten -free, dairy-free, veg intense dishes that are standards in our home. This pizza is the quintessential standard in our house. For us, pizza has always been the perfect foil for the season’s best vegetables. This recipe makes one 12 x 12inch crust and more than enough dairyfree cheese and fresh tomato sauce to top it. I’ll leave additional toppings to you. One of our favorites is steamed or sautéed Swiss chard, pitted kalamata olives, sundried tomatoes and basil. Another is shredded zucchini marinated for a few minutes in olive oil, balsamic vinegar, fresh garlic and oregano, topped with fresh tomato, and basil. One of the tastiest pizzas ever was first layered with spinach then topped with sauerkraut. In a pinch, arugula or spinach drizzled with olive oil does just fine. Instead of red sauce, we’ve substituted a dairy-free basil pesto with delicious results. There’s no reason you couldn’t add your favorite Italian style sausage, too. We store the pizza crust separately in the refrigerator and assemble it just before serving, as the toppings tend to make the crust soggy. The crust can be warmed in the dehydrator or oven, and the toppings gently warmed on the stove. This recipe, with a few minor adjustments, comes from the chefs at Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center in Patagonia, AZ. Sunflower Seed Pizza Crust: 1 1/3 cups sunflower seeds 2/3 cups walnuts 1 cup peeled zucchini 1 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp lemon juice 4 tsp mixed fresh herbs (rosemary, oregano, thyme) or 2 tsp Italian seasoning ½ tsp salt 1/8 tsp black pepper 1/3 cup filtered water 1/3 cup ground golden flax seed Puree zucchini in blender. To an Sblade food processor add remaining ingredients, except the ground flax seed. Add the zucchini puree and process until fine. Transfer mixture to a bowl then stir in ground flax seed. Allow to sit 10-15 minutes, then spread on Teflex dehydrator sheets. Dehydrate for 4 hours at 145°F, turn the crust, then dehydrate
for 7 to 9 hours at 115°F. Alternately, spread onto a cookie sheet lined with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper and bake on the warm setting of your oven for 4 to 6 hours. Turn the crust when the surface looks firm. To turn the crust, place a dehydrator tray or cookie sheet on top of the crust. Hold the trays or sheets together firmly. Turn over. Remove the tray/sheet and peel off the Teflex sheet or silicon mat. When finished, the crust should be dry but not crispy like crackers. Cheese: 2 cups of brazil nuts or 1 cup brazil nuts and 1 cup almonds or cashews 4 tsp lemon juice ½ tsp oregano 1 small clove garlic 1/4 tsp salt Pinch white pepper 1 cup filtered water Chopped fresh or dried herbs to taste (optional) Using an S-blade food processor, blend the above ingredients into a cream. Add optional herbs if desired. Red Sauce 2 cups fresh tomatoes, chopped or grape tomatoes 2/3 cups sun-dried tomatoes 1/3 red bell pepper 1 to 2 tsp fresh rosemary 1/4 cup fresh basil, packed firmly into measuring cup 4 tsp olive oil 1 ½ tsp lemon juice 1/2 tsp salt Small pinch chili pepper flakes Blend all ingredients together in an Sblade food processor. Top pizza crust with cheese, then red sauce. Add your choice of vegetables and if desired, pizza meats.
Bethany Klug, DO created HealthSpan out of a deep wish: for everyone to experience vibrant health. We go beyond the conventional pill-for-an-ill approach to educate and inspire you so you can successfully make positive steps toward greater health and wellbeing. HealthSpan is also offering some excellent classes to help you add some quick, easy and delicious dishes to your weekly repertoire. www.healthspankc.com or 913-642-1900.
Sleep Apnea: Nuisance or Dangerous to Your Health
leep apnea is a common disorder in which you have one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while you sleep. Breathing pauses can last from a few seconds to minutes. They may occur 30 times or more an hour. Typically, normal breathing then starts again, sometimes with a loud snort or choking sound. OSA, obstructive sleep apnea is a chronic, ongoing condition that disrupts your sleep. When your breathing pauses or becomes shallow, youâ€™ll often move out of deep sleep and into light sleep. As a Image licensed by Ingram Images result, the quality of your sleep is poor, which makes you tired during the day. Sleep apnea is a leading cause of excessive daytime sleepiness. Sleep apnea often goes undiagnosed. Doctors usually can't detect the condition during routine office visits. Also, no blood test can help diagnose the condition. Most people who have sleep apnea don't know they have it because it only occurs during sleep. A family member or bed partner might be the first to notice signs of sleep apnea. The most common type of sleep apnea is obstructive sleep apnea. In this condition, the airway collapses or becomes blocked during sleep. This causes shallow breathing or breathing pauses. When you try to
breathe, any air that squeezes past the blockage can cause loud snoring. Obstructive sleep apnea is more common in people who are overweight, but it can affect anyone. For example, small children who have enlarged tonsil tissues in their throats may have obstructive sleep apnea. Untreated sleep apnea can increase the risk of high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, obesity, dementia and diabetes, increase the risk of, or worsen, heart failure, make arrhythmias or irregular heartbeats, more likely and increase the chance of having work-related or driving accidents. OSA increases risk of stroke by 2X and the risk of fatal heart events by 5X. Left untreated, there is an increase in overall death from all causes. If you or your partner have these symptoms; unintentional sleep episodes during wakefulness, daytime sleepiness, loud snoring, unrefreshed or restless sleep, fatigue, morning headaches, nighttime choking, or insomnia a medical evaluation is advised. To diagnose sleep apnea, a formal sleep study in an overnight sleep lab conducted and evaluated by sleep specialists is optimal. The official name of a sleep study is polysomnography which monitors the 4 stages of sleep
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BY DR, NANCY RUSSELL with measurements of brain activity, eye activity, muscle activity, lung volumes, airflow, oxygen levels and heartbeat. Sleep apnea is a chronic condition that requires longterm management. Lifestyle changes which lead to weight loss can help treat and even reverse OSA in some cases. The mainstay of treatment is a breathing device called CPAP which is continuous positive airway pressure delivered through a mouth or nasal piece or mask. CPAP is generally the most effective. Other treatments consist of mandibular advancement devices, tongue retaining devices, nasal valve therapy, and palate stimulators can successfully treat sleep apnea in some people. Alternative treatments, which can be researched at www.mercola.com include orofacial myofunctional therapy which is a re-education or re-patterning of the oral and facial muscles and perhaps Buteyko breathing method. If you have sleep apnea, get a treatment that will work for you. Nancy Russell, M.D., is a holistic Internal medicine physician, blending traditional and alternative medicine in her Kansas City northland practice for over 30 years. For more information on getting to know Dr. Russell, visit her website, www.nancyrussellmd.com or call her office at Nurturing Optimal Wellness at 816-453-5545.
The Care And Feeding Of A Soul BY TRISH ELTING
our soul is the refined essence of who you are. When you peel away all of the insecurities, disappointments, expectations, attachments, fears, and those inner worries of what others may think of you, what remains is pure soul. “Begin to see yourself as a soul with a body rather than a body with a soul.” Wayne Dyer As a soul living on this planet, you reside in a physical body. Part of the care and feeding of your soul is caring for your body. Be conscious of the gifts that you give your body on a daily basis—the food you take in, how much movement you get, the amount of rest and sleep you allow yourself, and your level of attentiveness in listening to what your body needs at any given moment. A wellcared-for body makes a happy place for your soul to reside and thrive. All these elements of self-care are an important part of tending to your soul’s needs. However, one of the most potent ways to feed and nourish your soul is by doing the things that you truly love to do. That might mean reading a book, riding horses, walking your dog, boating on the lake, gardening, creating art, making music, or baking a batch of cookies from grandma’s secret recipe. It might also mean learning something new, something that you always wanted to do.
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When it comes to hobbies and extracurricular activities, there is a pattern of resistance that shows up for many people. Often they don’t allow themselves to engage in and enjoy the activities they most long for because, on some level, they feel they don’t deserve it. As a result, doing the things they love becomes a sort of reward— something they can only enjoy after they’ve completed tasks that are more “important.” By putting the things you most crave on the back burner—or placing them in a position of less importance—you dampen your capacity to fully enjoy life, expand your talents, and free your creativity.
tug at your heart? Maybe there is an instant feeling of joy, or a fond memory that floats up when you think about doing a particular item. (Happiness, joy, and excitement are clues to areas that will feed your heart and soul.) • Of all the items you listed, are there some that feel more doable? Like they would be easy to accomplish because you already have what you need; or, you know exactly when you have time to put it on your schedule. (Easy is not overrated—easy is often a clue!) Based on the clues you’ve discovered, choose one item on your list that you can do this week and plan a specific time to do it. If you can’t set aside time this week, that’s okay—the idea is to start thinking about how and where these soul-feeding activities can fit into your life. This way you can make them part of your normal routine. “Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life.” —Wayne Dyer Spending time doing things you love can reveal hidden paths and open doors to adventures you never thought were possible. Because when you do things you love, it feeds your soul in ways nothing else can.
“A well-cared-for body makes a happy place for your soul to reside and thrive.”
What would happen if… instead of feeling like you had to earn the right to spend time on those activities that make your heart sing, you simply allowed what you love doing to become part of your normal routine? “I've been singing Shakira songs in front of my bathroom mirror into my hairbrush forever. It's like a daily routine.” —Taylor Swift Explore the things you love to do. Do the things you love. Grab a pen and paper. Then divide your piece of paper into three columns. Column 1: List those things you love to do. The things that make you feel really happy, energized, heart filled, or whole. Column 2: List the things you are really good at. The ones that make you feel confident and like you really know your stuff. Column 3: List some of things you have always wanted to try out or learn but never got around to doing. Now that you’ve listed all these items, how do you know which ones to focus on? Let’s take a look at your lists and see if we can find any clues. • Do any of the items on your lists overlap? Did similar items show up on different lists? (This may be a clue to an area you can focus on.) •Did any of the items on your lists
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Trish Elting is an Artist, Mentor, and Yoga Therapist. She specializes in helping women incorporate supportive and transformational selfcare practices into their daily routine. When she’s not working with clients you can find her painting, playing her cello, and hosting photo retreats and painting shindigs. Learn more at www.trishelting.com
Life and After is Forever Ageless
ver my lifetime my views on aging have shifted little, from a fascinating childhood experience, having gained a much broader depth as a 58-year-old woman, and Medium. The latter offers me the skill of connecting with the dead people, and sometimes animals. As a young child, my first memory of seeing a person followed my Mother taking a phone call learning my paternal grandfather had succumbed to a major heart attack at work. She began to cry. When she responded to my inquiries about what this meant, from her Methodist upbringing she indicated that he had gone to Heaven. The meaning of this was unclear to my younger sister and me. We were in the kitchen. I looked into our dining room, and there stood my paternal Grandfather. I announced this, and promptly was corralled into not mentioning that to my Father when he returned home as this would be, “…very upsetting.” With this early elementary experience on some level I very much acknowledged that life goes on. Grandpa did not look ill—he was standing on his own quite well, happy and smiling at me. He even winked! Today, it is a rare occasion when my own passed loved ones communicate with me—usually it is something hilarious, as most of my relatives had evidently maintained a healthy sense of humor. It is via the experiences of communicating with the loved ones of clients that I have come to believe that life is in fact: ageless. Let’s begin by looking at Mothers who delivered babies that did not survive full-term. Regardless of the cause of the death, babies appear to me as very-much alive. Most-often these children surface not because the Mother has asked to hear from them, but instead when I will inquire as an example, “You have three children?” The woman will answer, “I have two children.” I will say, “Yes, living, but you have had a child who did not survive full-term?” The startled woman will acknowledge this. When I
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intensive care unit. Gathered there were family members of an unconscious middle-aged adult, medicated heavily for pain. Many family members were afraid that he did not know of their presence, or hear their words of love and attentiveness. A number of confirmations came through; but the spectacular one was when he kept showing me a horse. I asked the family if he rode, or owned a horse. “No.” Nor had he lived by or owned a stable. Then one sister, after another pulled an identical necklace hidden under their shirts. All were of horseshoes. He had given them to family members shortly after diagnosis as a token representing “Luck!” for a hoped-for recovery. This was his way to say to them one day prior to passing, “I know we all tried. I am grateful. I love you!” Shortly after the visit to the ICU, I again read for some of the same family Image by Sabrina Staires members. Their belief was that he did not come through as strongly. Upon occasion health, snapping fingers on his free hand, when a hugely impactful reading occurs, report as to how I ‘see’ this child, the consistent message from the infant to the with the other clutching the microphone, the following is not always identical. What I do recall however is that on the Other parent is, “Thank you for being part of my shoulders, hips and feet jamming. Dad Side, this gauntly thin man with hollowed had been unwell; yet on the Other Side, creation. I am grateful.” Very simple, cheeks in his forties that I had held hands sweet. There is no rhyme nor reason as to he was the picture-of-good health, and with in the ICU, now appeared to me to cheer. Dressed in a fine tuxedo, he was agelessness on the Other Side (heaven, radiant with beautiful skin tone and color, be much younger. He was deeply tanned paradise, eternity, etc.). Life is just and with attractive muscle-tone—clearly a and likely around the same age as when ageless. These babies have appeared to me as young fetuses, yet at other times if he passed. Agelessness in a fine example! trained athlete. In life he had been just that, and an annual bicycling event in his The glimpses to the Other Side that I one was born thirty years community now routinely occurs in his ago, the child may appear have been graciously allowed do name. He continues to live, agelessly, as as a thirty year old. If it is demonstrate pain, illness, physical/ has every soul I've seen. Every one, mental aging, as maladies that the latter, they appear as regardless of cause of death, lifestyle, corresponded before death. Yet it seems whole, and healthy, and religion, ethnicity, gender - real, assumed as if when we pass, those things are never older than they stripped from our bodies as a snake sheds or acquired. Ageless. would be today. its skin. New skin on a snake often A Father once came appears supple, shiny and beautiful. This through in the mostis what agelessness is on the Other Side: poignant of ways. His disease and pain disappear, minds are young-adult daughter Traci Bray, BS/MA clear. asked if he were at her Medium Kansas City, Concerning our brains, disease can be wedding the previous Missouri http:// thoroughly frustrating, and at times summer. As I waited to tracibray.com http:// hear his response, (which frightening. During coma, I have read for Facebook.com/ is of course nearly always, loved ones whose concern is that on some TraciBrayMedium 913-940 level the comatose person is not aware of “YES!”), I heard Frank -0754 To receive Traci's Sinatra singing, “Fly Me to people that love and care for the victim free quarterly newsletter, surrounding them. Many comatose souls, the Moon.” As I asked if the song had and occasional updates on events and meaning to her, she burst into tears. The still living, have come through in upcoming travel, visit https://tracibray.com/Ereadings, speaking legibly to their loved Father was actually singing the song to mail_Signup.html to quickly sign-up. Your ones, as well as aware patients who can her. Evidently, it was his favorite song, information will never be shared nor given no longer communicate. Several years ago and was played as the first-dance of the away. I was called to a university hospital’s newly betrothed. “Dad” was in good
“It is via the experiences of communicating with the loved ones of clients that I have come to believe that life is in fact: ageless.”
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Agelessness, Holy Fire Reiki, and Our Divine Eternal Self
gently place my hand on Aaron’s shoulder and let him know he can get up, signaling the end of our session. I quietly hold space while he slowly stirs and returns from his journey. As he sits up, he rests his hands on the table and his feet hover just above the floor. He is breathing deeply and slowly, different from when he walked in. The tightness around his stomach and sides seems to have relaxed and his shoulders have dropped, creating more space between them and his ears. Just sitting casually on the table’s edge, he already appears more balanced and comfortable in his body, and calmer. The Energy working is visible, even his growing awareness of changes that took place during the hour. I continue to wait and hold the space, witnessing his coming back. Another few moments pass before he looks up. And there, it really shows. A particular glow shines out through his eyes and from his face, softening his wrinkles, releasing stress. His face looks youthful. His eyes are open and clear. His third eye is bright. Years have suddenly disappeared. As we look at each other, I bow my head and we both smile. It is the only word needed. I hand him some water. He is still somewhere else, still coming into body again. But with greater presence. Greater peace. More aware. And his energy, timeless. It is a frequent occurrence in a Reiki or Holy Fire® session, the shedding of “age”. Whether in a private session or group share, it is common to witness a client sit up from a session and see the timelessness of their being looking out at
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the world, as if just awakened. And no matter how many times it is observed, it is remarkable. It is a refreshing of spirit. A rejuvenation of mind, body and soul. A moment when there is nothing missing, nothing diminished, nothing lost, nothing burdened. When everything that is true is present, and everything present is true. But there is a question: what accounts for this? What is the relationship between Reiki, Holy Fire and agelessness? When we look at agelessness through the lens of Reiki or now, Holy Fire®, we see it is about connecting with our higher self and awareness; with our clearer, lighter energy, our Divinity, our eternal self. Agelessness is not an aesthetic or anything related to a counting of years, but has to do with our ability to access an essence that is our truest expression and filter. When someone opens to and works with these higher energies, they’re actively engaging a timeless wisdom and open themselves to healing their separation from this state of true, boundless existence. They return to and re-mind themselves of a state of knowing that doesn’t know age, doesn’t follow a calendar, and doesn’t diminish with the daily stresses we are prone to. When we experience ourselves as our eternal self, for which Reiki and Holy Fire® are conduits, we step out of the limitations that suppress, depress and age us—or, pull us out of our timeless self knowing and awareness. The human aspects that piecemeal and locate us on a finite timeline momentarily cease to have their ongoing impact of taking us out of our agelessness. Whatever we think our
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physical, emotional, spiritual or other states are, we are fully alive and well. We are whole. We are complete. We are eternal. When we connect here, it is like a deep, full breath, fresh as if the day were our very first again. But knowing this asks us to go even further in our understanding. Why is the feeling so prevalent or more easily seen and felt at the time of a session? Why the fall back into what always seems untimely woes that add extra wrinkles, cause stress based physical or emotional conditions, and challenge our perception of wholeness and well-being? What can be done to grow our sense of agelessness in our day to day experience, outside of sessions, with no special tables? How does Aaron maintain that easy, peaceful, whole feeling when he leaves the studio? Will he have to come back to feel eternal again? Whether attuned or not, studying or not, new or veteran to the Energy, there are principles in action that empower anyone to know and affirm their eternal aspect, their agelessness. This idea is present in the recent evolution of the Reiki energy itself. Reiki has always supported the individual as well as all beings—four legged, winged, slithering or other, in their relationship with Source Energy. Now Holy Fire®, the Flame of Christ or God Consciousness coming from the Third Heaven, operating with even greater refinement and subtly yet tremendously potent, opens the Energy to each person and being even more clearly and directly with true, unconditional love. Connecting with and holding this Divine
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Love is one of the highest vibrations we can hold on earth. It is the love that heals all. And, while a practitioner is part of a session, Divine Love is based in a person’s own agency with Source and themselves. Healing comes from stepping into the light and flame of healing as the healer. This only requires showing up and a willingness to be present and honest. Independent of a session, one can use the principles of Reiki and Divine Love in Holy Fire® to grow and affirm their own connection to their eternal self in areas where we most often take ourselves out of our ageless awareness: be willing to let go of what wants to leave, allow change to happen; openly accept and love all aspects of yourself without judgment; try witnessing life events as much as you experience them; do and speak with love and compassion. If you have had contact with the Energy, you can invite the Energy to assist you. And if you haven't, still invite it in, and feel your agelessness take root. Priscilla Schmidt is a Holy Fire/Karuna ® & Usui Reiki Master & Teacher. With compassion and humor, Priscilla helps you embrace change, connect with your inner knowing, and heal your life. Offering in-person and distance healing, cert., advanced training, mentorships. People and animals. Santa Fe Reiki and Energy Healing Meet Up. 949-648-3468. reikiforthejourney.com
Learning Through the Stages of the Ageless B J A Womb Y EN
n our culture, we are taught that our wombs become dried up and lifeless with age. We are taught that with our deteriorating fertility, our wombs fail to thrive and are no longer useful. We are taught that as women, so much of our sexual identity and appeal is tied up in our ability to conceive and reproduce. We are taught to unconsciously identify with the ways in which our wombs define us: childless, with child, mother of two, infertile, and so on. There are so many labels that we take on from our culture, our peers and ones that we even give to ourselves. We use these labels to define our capabilities and successes as women— we even tend to compare ourselves to others based on the success or failures of our wombs. Our wombs offer us gifts at many different moments in our lives, full of vast and varying messages. It is up to us to decide if we want to decipher these messages. The womb sometimes speaks in ways that we would not expect her to. She may use the language of disease or discomfort to communicate with us; she may use the language of sensation or emotion; she may use the language of image or creativity. There are endless ways that our womb can offer us the opportunity for connection. The journey of our womb does not need to be defined solely by the process of conception, pregnancy or the reproductive cycle. While this is a vibrant and powerful part of what our womb is capable of, it is not everything. The womb is capable of many different seasons and cycles and there is medicine in every womb season from menses, to menopause and beyond. When we remove the conditions of what a “good womb” and a “bad womb” looks and feels like, we give ourselves the freedom to let our wombs change and
shift as they need to. In a sense, we can adopt a “womb acceptance” model, where the changes in our wombs are thoroughly considered, deeply thought about and responded to in a holistic way. In each stage of life, the womb may call us to a new way of responding and Image licensed by Ingram Images working with her. And in each stage, there is wisdom and learning to be found. may learn hide her creativity indefinitely. Let’s take a look at the basic stages in a In this stage, the womb needs to feel safe, woman’s life and how each stage can call loved, cared for and supported. The womb us to a different relationship with our needs the resources and guidance to be womb. All stages can be uniquely valid able to find her true balance. and inspiring. We can learn to find Stage 2: The Mother: balance with our womb at any age. Even In this stage of our lives, we may or if we no longer have a physical womb, we may not be an actual mother. We may still can still tap in to the gifts of the energy be finding our way with what we truly our womb has left behind. want to create. In this stage, the womb Stage 1: The Maiden: has created patterns that she is In this stage of our lives, our wombs comfortable with. They may be helpful, or are finding their way—they are finding they may be harmful patterns. These may their footing in the world—they may be be patterns that keep us stuck or move us new to the menstruation process and the forward. In this stage, we learn how to feeling of a blooming sexuality. In this take care of our wombs or how to stay in stage, nurturing the womb by way of survival mode—we choose to shut the emotional release, diet and information is messages of the feminine out, or we let essential. The womb may them in. In this stage, we can be need guidance and preoccupied with many other things like support along her our careers, money, children, spouses and maturation process. The more. We may not give ourselves the time womb may want and we need to tend to ourselves—we may stay busy and stressed. Our wombs may need access to accurate be calling to us to reconnect with them. education and information, or the We have the opportunity to mother womb may need outlets ourselves first and foremost amidst the to express, ask questions, busy lives we may have chosen. scream and rant. The Stage 3: The Crone: womb may need time to In this stage, it seems that we must grow in to what she really wants to create and be. If listen to our wombs. In this stage, we make the choice and we become clear: are the womb does not receive enough we going to give ourselves what we truly nourishment at this stage in her life, she need? Is it finally time to make sure that can shut down and remove herself from we feel safe and nurtured in our feminine life altogether. If the womb learns that center? Are we going to fully embody the she is not safe during this first stage, she
“In each stage of life, the womb may call us to a new way of responding and working with her. And in each stage, there is wisdom and learning to be found.”
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wisdom that we have the power to access? In this stage, we may finally feel free to claim our power. We may feel that we have learned through experience what power means. We may feel that we can share our knowledge and power with other young women who are just beginning their journey. Whatever stage you may find yourself in, there is no doubt that at any age, the womb has valuable teachings for us. The womb holds an energy that does not age. She will never grow tired of sharing her information and wisdom with us. We can have a lifelong, active and intriguing relationship with her if we are abundantly open to it.
Jen Antill works as a reproductive health therapist in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Jen works to help women realign their wombs and heal reproductive issues by way of Mayan Abdominal Massage. Jen also offers reproductive counseling and online classes that are available to people all over the world. Jen holds a degree in Holistic Midiwfery, Massage Therapy and Shamanic Counseling, and incorporates all three knowledge systems throughout her work. To read more about Jen and her work, you can visit her blog and website at www.ripetolife.com.
June 2016 Gemini (May 21 – June 20) Happy birthday Gemini! Relationships improve if you meditate to release old hurts that color your view of the present. As you clear away built-up negative beliefs you’ll be open for new love even with a current partner! If single you can draw a wonderful person who fits your fresh “template”. Wait until early July (after Mars moves direct) to make any moves or decisions about work.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22) Like your Gemini friends meditate to clear old resentments in either current or past relationships. This opens the door to new love and also to new friendships. Also visualize your body moving past any health issues, no matter how longstanding. You can have breakthroughs in problems related to stress, food allergies, or other hard to solve body situations. Release your identity as someone who struggles!
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22) As Mars gets ready to go direct, let go of old family anger that could interfere with your work life. It's easy to project parental issues onto superiors. Career breakthroughs happen as you heal those internal struggles. Meditation gives insights about how you hold back emotions in relationships. Why withhold abundance from yourself and the one you love? By late June emotional and financial prosperity will flow!
Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22) You could get a raise, promotion, or even a better job offer—and be welcomed with open arms! You deserve to work in a harmonious environment that appreciates you and pays you well! Also, don’t be overly sensitive with relationship partners since you both want the same ideal relationship. Meditate together to heal small problems that create big drama! Lastly, observe internal conversations. Stop being mean to yourself! Be with loving friends who reflect how loving you are.
bullying once and for all! You’ll be blessed with serenity, more trust in relationships and greater prosperity, since positive channels open for you to receive. Meditate on positive outcomes and watch them happen!
Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21) Your heart wants to open to love and trust but that big shift can be sabotaged by your ego whispering suspicions in your ear. Beware of picking dumb fights with your partner to get breathing space so you can run to your “comfort zone” which is a negative, lonely place! Instead say, “I feel vulnerable” and stay present. Meditation can bring overwhelming spiritual awakenings — stay present there too, because you are worthy of such intimacy with the Universe!
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21) You hate discipline, yet you’ve been focusing and setting goals since Saturn moved into your sign last fall. This month, you’re rewarded for hard work! Breakthroughs happen with relationships and money issues that have their limiting roots in family patterns. You’ll also have an increase in self-esteem and a deep sense of belonging. One small caution, don’t push past strains while exercising. Nurture the muscle while it’s a small issue, ok?
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)
Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)
Revise life goals and see if they’re still relevant to you. Did you set them out of your own passion? Or to please someone else or even society in general? You could be “failing” because it’s not your true path. Align with your bliss, and the good karma “red carpet” will be laid out for you and success will happen effortlessly! Also, set aside more time for your partner or for dating is single. Love blossoms if given the attention!
Observing and the eradicating negative thinking heals your body, and also your ability to handle stress. Many thoughts traumatize you in tiny ways and wear down your nervous system. Stop this self-
You have a strong rebel consciousness and it’s hard to blend with others. But is your pride so strong that you block love and prosperity?! Meditate to open your heart and receive. It’s not weak to flow with life. You won’t become dependent, but interdependent, and that’s your spiritual goal! Release your overindependence and you also let go of a
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Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)
deep lonely separateness. You can also have health breakthroughs with stubborn issues!
Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20) Neptune is your planet and as it turns retrograde, it bring insights into hidden parts f your personality so you heal and flourish! It could be a bumpy road, with verbal clashes with others, and you might have to draw clear limits with some people. But you can also have breakthrough conversations that open the door to self-love and allow you to love others at a new depth. Work-wise, wait until July when mercury is direct to make changes.
Aries (March 21 – April 19) Forgiving yourself and others for past mistakes is always a vital spiritual practice, but right now it’s crucial! Your life can change 180 degrees in terms of becoming fabulously happy and prosperous! By removing old blocks, new love and energy flow in and you’ll be effortlessly blessed by the Universe. Look for guidance in dreams and meditation, and don’t be afraid to fully experience old emotions as they flush out of your consciousness. Once felt, they’re completed and you’re healed!
Taurus (April 20 – May 20) If you’re having relationship issues, don’t listen to friends’ wonky advice. Meditate to find the truth for you. Old patterns within yourself and your bond come to a crisis point and can be corrected. Peace is right behind this dust storm of emotion! Practice affirmations, not in a surface way, but as a scientific strategy to change your brain chemistry and habitual ways of perceiving “reality”! Aluna Michaels is a second-generation astrologer and soul evolutionist practitioner. She also holds a Masters in Spiritual Counseling and has been teaching and consulting for more than three decades. Her book “Spiritual Gifts of the 12 Astrological Signs” is now on Amazon in Kindle version and as an E-book on her website. Aluna is available for appointments in her home, by phone or Skype. Call (727) 239-7179 or visit www.alunamichaels.com
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JUNE 11 SPECTRUM DAY Spectrum Day is happy to be hos3ng four intui3ve JUNE 4-5 readers: Sally Lee, Sandy Jorgenson, Lisa Rush, and SHAMANISM & THE SPIRITS OF NATURE WORKSHOP Christy Stuckey. Two massage Therapist Darla Ketchum Facilitated by Ellen Winner of the Founda3on for & Amanda Hanson. Reiki Master Melinda Shields. And Shamanic Studies at the White Schoolhouse in Henna ar3st Jason Alan. 11 am-5 pm Spectrum: A New Lawrence. Prerequisite: comple3on of “The Way of the Age Shop 7827 N. Oak Traﬃc Way Kansas City, MO Shaman.” Register: www.WorldShaman.org, or Marta (816) 321-2658 Schwartz 785-550-9576, email@example.com. JUNE 11 JUNE 5 INTEGRAL HEALING SECOND SATURDAY CLASS REIKI II CERTIFICATION COURSE This basic extended learning classes will be a Sunday, 1:00-6:00 p.m. at Maya's Oasis requirement for most on going classes. The changes in Move beyond the basics to learn how to u3lize your the energe3c world are wast & varied. You will be able intui3on in your Reiki prac3ce, healing the mind and to manage yourself, others & environments for your emo3ons, and various forms of distant healing. Earn general life or healing prac3ce. This is a very hands on cer3ﬁca3on through Maya's Oasis Energy Healing as well as prac3cal class in a great environment. Ins3tute. CEU's available for massage therapists. $120.00 9 am-7pm at 513 N Mur Len Rd Barbara Ahern Register at www.MayaZahira.com 913-522-4953 JUNE 8 FREE REIKI MENTORING CIRCLE Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Maya's Oasis Each month we cover a diﬀerent topic, and this month we will be focusing on clearing and healing the aura. No experience is necessary and all are welcome. More info at www.MayaZahira.com JUNE 10 PSI PRESENTS: DEBRA BAKER "Healing—Using What You Already Have." 7 p.m. Unity Temple on the Plaza, $10. www.PsychicStudiesIns3tute.org JUNE 11 MASSAGE FOR GOLFERS For Massage Therapists! Area speciﬁc massage techniques for the Golf enthusiast client. $68; 4 CEU hours; 9 AM - 1 PM. Register 816-523-9140 ext 111. hMp://wellspring.edu/con3nuing-educa3on/ JUNE 11 CORRECTIVE EXERCISE FOR GOLFERS For everyone! Learn targeted exercises for the Golfer. $68; 4 CEU hours; 2PM - 6 PM. Register 816523-9140 ext 111. hMp://wellspring.edu/con3nuingeduca3on/ JUNE 11 CLASS: COMMON HERBS AND THEIR UNCOMMON USES Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme... we can all sing the lyrics to the song. Those herbs and others are easy to grow in our gardens. People love to use them in cooking, but did you know they also have been used throughout the centuries for healing, magic, beauty, and MORE? You will learn about common herbs, 3ps for growing and using, and discover some uncommon ways to use them. 10-11:30am Good Earth Gatherings Lawrence area GoodEarthGatherings.com
JUNE 13 GUIDED MEDITATION Join us for an evening of spirit guided medita3on. New or experienced meditators welcome! 7:00 p.m. Cost: love oﬀering John Hoefer (913) 831-4422 Core Star Energy Healing, 6045 Martway, Mission, KS JUNE 14 IS IT JUST ME? QUIRKY IS THE NEW NORMAL Join Sharon McGloin and Denise Mills as we embrace those parts of ourselves that make us feel diﬀerent, but ul3mately deﬁne our own unique beauty. 6-9 p.m. (networking @ 5:30) in OP. Only $49; save 20% w/2 or more workshops: www.igniteyourlifekc.com. JUNE 17 SPIRIT TALK – THE HEART OF MONEY Join a roundtable workshop about uncovering your spiritual energy of money. It’s simpler than you know to discover hidden paMerns that free you to live your life of abundance. 7:00 p.m., $25 including materials, Vivian Faulkner, (913) 735-3183 Core Star Energy Healing, 6045 Martway, Mission, KS JUNE 18 MASSAGE FOR RUNNERS For Massage Therapist! Area speciﬁc massage techniques for runners. $68; 4 CEU hours; 9 AM - 1 PM. Register 816-523-9140 ext 111. hMp:// wellspring.edu/con3nuing-educa3on/ JUNE 18 LOVE NEVER DIES WORKSHOP Learn about aVer-death communica3on and 3ps for opening hearts to the language of Spirit, from local author Lisa K. Cooper, (interac3ve workshop). Fee $25. 12-2pm Register: 816-612-8740 www.transcendencekc.com 913-387-4631
JUNE 18 PRS: ALTERNATIVE PATHWAYS MaMhew Gaines will discuss alterna3ve pathways. 7 JUNE 11 p.m. at Westwood Community Center, 4700 Rainbow SHAMANIC BREATHWORK COMMUNITY EVENT For accelerated transforma3on and accessing levels of Blvd., Westwood, KS. Members free, guests $5. More wisdom and guidance other therapies can't come close info: www.prskc.org. to! $85, at Heart of the Dove KC. Pre-registra3on
JUNE 21 CRYSTAL BOWL CONCERT Susan Prout will be giving a Crystal Bowl Concert in honor of the full moon. 7 pm $20 Spectrum: A New Age Shop 7827 N. Oak Traﬃc Way Kansas City, MO (816) 321-2658 JUNE 22 FREE CLARITY BREAKTHROUGH CIRCLE FOR WOMEN Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Maya's Oasis Feeling stuck? This circle is for spiritually-conscious women ready for quantum breakthroughs! Space is limited so claim your spot at www.MayaZahira.com JUNE 25 INTRODUCTION TO TUNING FORKS Linda Trent, introduc3on to tuning forks. $25 With op3on for mini healing following for a small fee. 1 pm Spectrum: A New Age Shop 7827 N. Oak Traﬃc Way Kansas City, MO (816) 321-2658 JUNE 25 CONSCIOUS PARENTING CLASS- UNDERSTANDING THE NEW ERA OF CHILDREN Our new children are highly sensi3ve! Sound, light, foods & people! Learn about their emo3onal stateand how we can support them! Parents only please~ we will not have childcare available. 2-3:30pm $40 p/p $45 couple www.transcendencekc.com 913-387-4631 JULY 8 & 9 HEALING TOUCH Relaxing, nurturing energy therapy using gentle touch to assist in balancing physical, mental, emo3onal, & spiritual well-being. It works with your energy ﬁeld to support your natural ability & allopathic medical care. 9 am-7pm both days This Healing Touch Level 1 is $350.00 & There is lots of hands on prac3ce in the two days, 18 hours of CE for nurses, massage & anyone else. Integral Healing 9135224953, Barbara Ahern hos3ng Mary Oberg JULY 16-17 15TH ANNUAL HEARTLAND NATURIST FESTIVAL Two days of family-friendly nude recrea3on. Skinny dipping, oversized games, prizes, body pain3ng, bike riding, music, dancing, bonﬁre, sunrise yoga, and our 5K Nude Sun Run! More informa3on and registra3on at www.HNFest.com Sponsored by the Heartland Naturists of Kansas City, a 501(c)(7) organiza3on. JULY 24 EVOLVING MAGAZINE CONSCIOUS LIVING FESTIVAL At Unity Temple on the Plaza, 707 W. 47th, KCMO from 1-7 p.m. Health and wellness vendors, live music, food, and more! FREE! JULY 28 –29 USUI/HOLY FIRE REIKI I & II Learn energy healing skills for yourself and others. Intro to essen3al oils included. 9am – 6:30pm, $380 with early deposit. CEs for nurses, massage therapists, marriage and family therapists, social workers. Karen Harrison, ICRT Licensed Reiki Master, Leawood, KS. firstname.lastname@example.org 816-5234440. www.karenharrison.net.
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SEPTEMBER 15-18 GAEA GODDESS GATHERING A 4-day women's spiritual gathering featuring workshops, drum circles, rituals, ﬁre ceremonies and a Goddess Temple on sacred land. Camping and delicious meal plan available. www.GaeaGoddessGathering.org for info. ONGOING INDIGO/MILLENNIALS SUPPORT GROUP A place to come and express yourself freely. Every Wednesday 7-9p.m. (love dona3on) Transcendence Wellness Center 8702 W 49th Terrace Merriam Ks 66203 www.transcendencekc.com REIKI CIRCLE Unity Temple on the Plaza; 707 W. 47th St., Kansas City, MO. 2nd Saturday every month 1-4p to receive Reiki session. Love Oﬀering. For informa3on, email email@example.com or call 913-215-8863. U-NITE Experience Unity Temple on the Plaza's new Interspiritual Service Sundays 4:30-5:30PM in Meyer Hall (aka Eden Alley). Childcare & youth program oﬀered. www.unitytemple.com INDIGO SUPPORT GROUP FREE EVENT Every Wednesday 7-8pm Connect with other Indigo's who are struggling with life, & or addic3ons who want to learn more about themselves or about Indigos! Love dona3on. Transcendence ww.transcendencekc.com or (913) 387-4631. TASTEFUL OLIVE - 3RD FRIDAY NITES LOCAL LIFE At The Tasteful Olive enjoy live music with The Short Leaf Band and Somerset Ridge Winery tas3ngs and sales. Sample over 65 fresh olive oils and aged, naturally ﬂavored balsamic vinegars! 7945 Santa Fe Dr., Overland Park, KS www.thetastefulolive.com. REIKI CIRCLE Unity Church of Overland Park –10300 An3och, OPKS. 2nd and 4th Mondays 7-9pm. Love oﬀering. All welcome. Receive a Reiki treatment. For ﬂier email firstname.lastname@example.org. 816-5234440 ENERGY HEALING SESSIONS FOR CANCER PATIENTS AND VETERANS By Appointment. The Kansas City Healing Project provides energy healing sessions for cancer pa3ents and veterans. Our clients have been experiencing a reduc3on of their stress, anxiety and pain levels. These sessions are provided at NO COST to the client. Contact John Hoefer at 816-718-6358 for details. KansasCityHealingProject.org MONDAY ONENESS BLESSINGS 6:30 p.m. at Don and Jessica Palmer’s in Lee’s Summit: email@example.com or 816-806-1838. Love Oﬀering. Open to all faiths, belief systems, and spiritual prac3ces. SACRED CHAMBERS Free, profound 5-hour process for Transforma3on, Awakening, and Healing. Dates available for Lee’s Summit or Olathe loca3ons: www.SacredChambersKC.com.
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