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A Guide for Conscious Living

Live Your Spirituality and Transcend the Workplace Learning that Feeds the Stomach and the Mind Create Conscious Thought Patterns for a Better Life Courage and Strength on the Path to Healing PTSD Inside: Coupon Saver EVOLVING‌IN KANSAS CITY


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Publisher’s Letter... Dear Friend: I practice practical spirituality. Gardening, cooking (dare I even say, sex) are my modes of meditation. Nature is my connection to Source. Journaling is my inner exploration and I live not in the mode of powerlessness—I create my reality. And I believe our written and spoken words (including prayers) contain unmatched power! I'm skeptical of how things work and want proof. For years, I've experienced this "proof" of the written word. Each year I create a vision wall filled with mind maps of my dreams for the year. These aren’t small goals. I go all out and include public speaking, my coaching business, the Conscious Living Festival, a book deal, branching the magazine into new markets, train travel, nature and kayaking, and, of course, plans with my family. Whew.

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Live Your Spirituality by Transcending the Workplace 11

What always amazes me, though, is how these dreams come into fruition (or those not meant to be morph into different form). The people, circumstances, and opportunities all appear. All it took with envisioning what I wanted and putting it into writing—with a dash of passion, intention, and of course, action, thrown in. But what does a vision wall have to do with Everyday Spirituality, the theme this month? It shows that the way we practice spirituality is different for each of us. These are the ways that work for me. We’re all works in progress, searching for opportunities to delve deeper into our true essence— and in the process—find ways to bring forth that essence.

Jill Dutton Stay Connected all Month! *Read the magazine online: www.EvolvingMagazine.com *Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/EvolvingMagazine *Follow us on Twitter: @EvolvingMag

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Learning that Feeds the Stomach and the Mind The Standards: Almond Butter Pad Thai


Departments Wisdom Within Journey to Wholeness Food First Food Gloria’s Food Coupon Saver Horoscope Events

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Monthly Columnists Gloria Gale, Bethany Klug, Jude LaClaire, Aluna Michaels, Nancy Russell, Suzette Scholtes

Susan Walter-Prout is and Intuitive Artist and Healer whose passion is to connect us with the Angelic Realms, using art as a visual connection. The angel on the cover is Archangel Melchizedek, the ‘Prince of Peace,’ bringing peace and wisdom into our everyday lives. For more about Susan’s art and events visit SusanProutArt.com

EVOLVING© 2016 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.


How to Create Conscious Thought Patterns for a Better Life


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Grand Opening for Second Transcendence Wellness Center

New Age Store, Spectrum, Opens in NKC

Transcendence Wellness Center (TWC) opened in its second location in Merriam and held a spectacular grand opening ceremony on Saturday, April 2, 2016. “We are growing, so we needed more space,” said TWC Founder Jessica Alstrom. “Our newest facility brings a whole new spectrum of services to the area focusing on mental, physical and spiritual health.” TWC is a cutting-edge wellness center that focuses on the root cause of pain and suffering. Designed to erase trauma by changing the way the brain processes negativity, TWC offers services for the whole family that include:

Spectrum, a New Age shop located at 7827 North Oak Trafficway Kansas City, Missouri 64118, in the Grey Oaks Commons strip mall, is now open! Spectrum is a new age/metaphysical shop that offers gemstone, crystals, minerals, Himalayan salt lamps, jewelry, incense, wind chimes, books, tarot cards, runes, smudging supplies, pendulums, manifestation candles and sprays, Feng Shui items, and much more. Spectrum also has two full-time Reiki Masters available by appointment or walk in as needed. Spectrum also features moon ceremonies for the new and full moons lead by different guests each month. Spectrum Day will host four local intuitive readers in the month of June (11th). Other months, Spectrum Day will feature a Wellness event such as Reiki, massage, reflexology, healing touch, acupressure etc.. Spectrum has many workshops and events throughout the month. And let’s not forget special group meditations

Life Coaching Weight Loss Without Willpower Addiction Recovery Post-Traumatic Recovery Emotional Well-Being Diet, Nutrition and Detox Personal empowerment Family counseling Marriage counseling Financial counseling Spiritual journey coaching Life coaching certification Shamanism classes Meditation Classes Life Mastery Workshops Conscious parenting workshops Sustainable living classes <and more>

New Location: Pagoda Building, 8702 West 49th Terrace, Merriam, KS For more information, visit www.transcendencekc.com or call 913-387-4631 TWC is offering three (3) FREE MindFit sessions-try free Weight Loss, Addiction Recovery, Stress and Insomnia relief, Creating Wealth and much more all WITHOUT willpower! Mindfit is just one technique that sets TWC apart from other health and wellbeing facilities in the area. Using state-ofthe-art technology which is a powerful and effective, brain re-entrainment tool that can be used to help with: successful weight loss - without willpower, insomnia, smoking cessation, creating wealth, overcoming phobias, PTSD recovery, autism, lifestyle changes, changing behavioral issues, increasing focus and retraining the brain to eliminate anxiety.

weekly! See website or Facebook for details. The staff at Spectrum hopes you'll agree that it is not just a shopping experience but a way to come together as a community to share in peace and love and to feel comfortable and relaxed in a nurturing environment. Everyone at Spectrum hopes to see you soon! Come on in, everyone is welcome! Find Spectrum at www.spectrumreiki.com or on Facebook.

Upgradeology: Inspiring You to Eat the Foods You Love


Author Nicole White’s book, Upgradeology: Upgrade Your Food Upgrade Your Life offers an easy, healthy, step-by-step approach for all levels of cooking skills. Recipes include favorite “comfort” foods with nourishing ingredients. White offers, “the path to a healthier future eating what you love.” Michael Haray, of Santa Fe, NM, says, “Upgadeology is a book that attacks one of the most difficult problems that almost every American faces—how we can eat healthier foods. Nicole White confronts this national health problem by writing a book that everyone can easily understand and begin to change their eating habits. The book acknowledges the overwhelming power of our junk food cravings and doesn’t ask the reader to


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give them up ‘cold turkey.’ Instead, the book outlines a ‘baby step’ process whereby you can keep the craving but change the ingredients. What a concept! “The book allows the reader to go at his or her own pace and select among numerous ingredients and recipes. In this sense, the book is flexible and can be customized to individual needs. There is also no need to read this book cover to cover—just find what interests you and your appetites— and start getting healthy. “Truly, if this book was used by every American, our junk food epidemic could be eliminated.” www.upgradeology.com or www.nicolewhitewellness.com for more information.

Wisdom Within Come learn Holy Fire Reiki!

Courage and Strength on the Path to BY SUZETTE SCHOLTES Healing PTSD

Karen Harrison, Ed.S.


Licensed Professional Counselor Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Reiki Master Teacher Usui/Holy Fire Reiki, Karuna 816-523-4440 www.KarenHarrison.net

usan arrived early for yoga class, the use of guided imagery or yoga Nidra. placing her mat by the window Guided hypnosis also helped them. where she could see the oak trees Holly, a yoga student, relied upon stand like sentinels. She was quiet yoga and classic therapy to manage her but not aloof, confident but not arrogant. stress when when her young husband As we became friends, she surprised me died suddenly in a car wreck. “It took me with her story of surviving Hurricane years to heal the emotional wounds,” she Katrina. She shared that said. “I almost had back she had waited to surgery, but I realized my abandon her home until broken heart and my back the crisis had hit a tipping “The brain dictates pain were connected. The point. Then she and her how you act, how you pain lifted.” Holly said young son loaded the car imagery and easy yoga feel, what you are helped her the most as well with their cats and a few possessions and hit the her therapist. craving, and more. ” as road. As Dr. Nancy Russell wrote “Truly, in the largest in her Holistic Health sense, this was one of the Column in March, the best things that happened to me,” Susan human nervous system is complex. The said. She said she was not making light of brain dictates how you act, how you feel, the tragic situation, and it took time to what you are craving, and more. To “refind a new place to live. It took time, she route” the neuropathways from negative said, to calm the many emotions she was to positive is found with meditation, feeling. “Still, it was such a new exercise, yoga, therapy, supplements, and beginning for us; it changed us from the more. Then the body produces the “feel inside out. Now, I take nothing for good” neurotransmitters including granted,” she said. serotonin, dopamine, epinephrine, and Susan said Katrina was tragic because others. so many people died. “Life was good for Even the “PTSD” from a fender me, but it got even better,” she said. bender or job loss requires courage to feel Susan practices mindfulness meditation, the complexity of our true feelings. A yoga, and takes good care of her health trusted friend, a therapist, or someone and family. She looks for the good and who listens to you from his/her heart is beauty in each new day. fundamental to healing. “People are surprised when I share how Katrina served as a good experience for my growth and well-being,” Susan said. “But it is true. That silver lining is there if we look deep enough.” About 10 percent of Americans will experience PTSD at some point in their lives with women twice as likely as men, the number reaching 5.2 million during the course of a given year. Symptoms Suzette Scholtes’ non-fiction include disruption to the mind, body, and writing won the prestigious brain characterized by hyper vigilance, “Writers Digest” award. Her emotional numbing, insomnia, anger, passions are writing and yoga and isolation, and depression. she feels one needs a sense of Sherry, who worked with vets for six humor for both. She founded The months, shared, “When I first met with Yoga School of Therapeutics where the group of men and women soldiers, she manages one of the region’s they were aloof and a bit hostile.” They prestige teacher training programs. were required to attend her yoga class. 10400 W. 103rd Street, Overland “Gradually, I won them over, but it took Park. www.theyogastudio.com time to build trust.” She said the most news@theyogastudio.com impactful changes in behavior came from 913 492-9594.



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Journey to Wholeness

Take the Next Step: Mindfulness in Action

Understanding Transgender People Changes Hearts and Erases Fear


ndfulness, the ability to live in the moment to find peace and harmony in life, is being practiced everywhere--in homes and in businesses throughout the world--yet a next step is needed to make a real impact on how we live our lives, says Dr. Noelle Nelson, author of the new book Happy Healthy… Dead: Why What You Think You Know About Aging Is Wrong and How To Get It Right (MindLab Publishing). “You know how wonderful you feel being mindful, living in the present Dr. Noelle Nelson, author of moment--like actually tasting your food rather than inhaling it? It brings Happy Healthy...Dead you greater peace and enjoyment, not to mention the terrific perks in terms of cardiovascular health and overall well-being,” says Nelson. “But then, life hits you, with all its messy, raw and often irritating and annoying realities. You’re quickly back to square one.” Nelson suggests that we can reap the benefits of mindfulness as we go about our daily routines even as life consistently throws us curve balls. “We just have to become a ‘go-the-extra-miler’ or GEM,” says Nelson. “When you’re a GEM, you apply mindfulness to your actions throughout the day with intention and attention.” “It’s easy to be mindful, present and generous of intent, in the privacy of your thoughts,” says Nelson. “It’s a whole other ball game to do it in the testing ground of reality. Yet isn’t that where true enlightenment happens? It’s when you unexpectedly find yourself behaving as your best self in challenging circumstances.” As an example, Nelson says she was at a busy restaurant with friends one evening when she couldn’t help noticing that the entire wait staff actually seemed to be enjoying their work and were invested in their customers having a good experience. “They took the time in a very hectic setting to ensure we had a great evening,” says Nelson. “I came away from the restaurant knowing two things—I’d go back there again and I wanted to be just like them—a GEM.” Her night out showed her, in real terms, how mindfulness in action makes an impact. “It takes no more time to seat a patron with a smile as without one,” says Nelson. “It takes no more time to offer a glass of water with a smile as without. It takes but a nanosecond for a server to stop by a table and ask, with a smile, if all is well. But it does take a clear and specific intention, in this case wanting guests to have a positive experience of their evening, and give attention to what might contribute to that experience. That’s going the extra mile.” While the benefits to others are obvious, the benefits to the giver are far greater. “Mindfulness in action raises your self-esteem as you express your best self. It puts you on a more optimistic track,” explains Nelson. “All of which support your physical, emotional and mental health and happiness. In fact, just taking the moment to smile can make a big difference to your physical well being.” (Recent research shows that “smiling can reduce the level of stress-enhancing hormones like cortisol and adrenaline while increasing mood-enhancing hormones like endorphins,” Ron Gutman. Smile: the Astonishing Powers of a Simple Act). To learn more about the mind-physical body connection, watch a YouTube presentation by Nelson at https://youtu.be/7xcgq4TbGgA. www.noellenelson.com



e all know that change is as predictable as our fear of it. The changing ideas defining relationships and gender are causing great fear, misperception, and even hatred. The definition of gender as only male and female is being challenged by some social scientists, mental health professionals, and, primarily, by the younger generations. Some would certainly prefer to be identified as male or female while others see a continuum in gender and sometimes claim identity as male, sometimes as female, or to a nonbinary gender definition of themselves. Another puzzling concept to many is that a person’s gender identity may not be determined by their genitalia at birth. The transgendered or nonbinary gender pattern of behavior has been around historically for a long time but only recently recognized and affirmed. There is a growing acknowledgement that this is not a choice but a reality, often painful, that he or she is in the wrong body and feels uncomfortable with the gender identity assigned at birth. A very good friend of mine who had struggled with depression and self-esteem issues for years confided several years ago that he was finally, after years of struggle, going through the transition from male to female. She saw a mental health professional and began getting estrogen treatments. She asked my partner and I to help her choose new clothes. It was an adventure as we went with him to buy clothes for her. Her transition has been a joyous and difficult journey. Her mother has accepted her though her siblings have not been so openminded. Her work colleagues, religious group, and friends have accepted her. This took place for my friend in her late fifties. It is wonderful that she was finally able to make the change but sad that she suffered so much for so long in silence. Today, some younger children are being accepted by their parents as they express their preferences more openly. There is a hospital in Chicago with a pediatric program for children transitioning and for their families. There is a Transgender Institute here in Kansas City as well as many mental health professionals who can assist with gender questions and issues. Unfortunately, the fear of change is rearing its ugly head in new laws and proposed legislation around the country challenging LGBT peoples’ right to equality and protection from discrimination. These new laws ban transgender people from using bathrooms that match their gender identity and prevents civil suits even in the case of documented discrimination.



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The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (www.TheTaskForce.org) and the National Center for Transgender Equality (www.TransEquality.org) conducted a Transgender Discrimination Study with 6,450 diverse transgender and gender nonconforming study participants from all fifty states. The key findings are dramatic and disturbing. Discrimination and harassment were pervasive in all areas including education, employment, family acceptance, health care and housing, including barriers to receiving updated ID documents. People of color fared worse than white participants in all categories with African American transgender respondents faring worse than all others in most areas examined. Those surveyed were nearly four times as likely to live in extreme poverty and “a staggering 41% of respondents reported attempting suicide compared to 1.6% of the general population with rates rising for…loss of job due to bias, were harassed/bullied in school….or were victims of physical or sexual assault.” Very amazingly, “despite all of the harassment, mistreatment, discrimination, and violence faced by respondents, study participants also demonstrated determination, resourcefulness, and perseverance.” As we learn more about the individual people who are experiencing these changes, perhaps we can take the words of Wayne Dyer to heart, “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” Then we can affirm and support those who fearlessly embrace change in the face of prejudice and discrimination.

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 jude@kcholistic.com.

Food Gloria’s Food

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The Standards: Almond Butter Pad Thai Learning that Feeds the Stomach and BY DR, BETHANY KLUG BY GLORIA GALE the Mind


his delicious Pad Thai and last Broccoli florets month’s Vietnamese Kelp Julienned carrots Noodle Bowl are a lot alike. Julienned salad turnips They are both quick and easy to Julienned red and yellow peppers prepare and topped with lots of fresh, Cherry tomato halves crisp, raw veggies. I discovered both Green beans dishes are equally delicious with sautéed Spiral sliced watermelon radishes. vegetables when I couldn’t eat raw The pink color of their centers brightens vegetables after up the bowl! having a tooth pulled Raw cashews recently. Tofu, cubed, marinated Traditionally, Pad in tamari Thai is served with Your favorite animal rice noodles, and you flesh cut in to bite size could use them in this pieces, cooked or raw recipe too. Many Scrambled egg people, including Green onions, thinly myself, find that they Image Licensed by Ingram Images sliced maintain a healthier Cilantro leaves, weight, blood sugar, cholesterol coarsely chopped numbers, and just feel better if they forgo Mint leaves, coarsely chopped the starchy foods like pasta, potatoes, Basil leaves, coarsely chopped rice and bread. Thus, kelp noodles are a Jalapeno pepper, thinly sliced staple in our house. Another option is to Lime, sliced spiral-slice zucchini. A $30 device called a spiral slicer can convert a medium to Blend the sauce ingredients in a food large zucchini into beautiful long curly processor or blender until smooth. strings that look like noodles. The best Pour the sauce over your choice of part is, whether you choose kelp or noodles and allow them to marinate for zucchini noodles, you get a serving of about 10 minutes. Place the noodles into vegetables, not starch, and they are ready serving bowls and add the toppings of to serve by the time the water for pasta your choice. has come to a boil. You may optionally sauté the spiral-sliced zucchini noodles in coconut or grape seed oil, but they’re perfect raw. Avoid cooking kelp noodles. They will melt. Almond Butter Pad Thai Makes 2 – 3 servings. Sauce 3/4 cup raw almond butter 1/2 cup fresh lime juice 1 T minced fresh ginger 1 T chick pea miso 1 t minced garlic 1/8 t cayenne pepper (optional) Noodles Spiral sliced Zucchini “noodles” or one 12-ounce package kelp noodles, drained and rinsed. Toppings Sprouts! Mung bean are traditional but I often use sunflower sprouts Micro greens Shredded Napa or other cabbage

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.


ne local culinary program located on school property that took 2 years nurtures high school students as to plan,” says Hoffman. if young seedlings and watches The 11,000 square-foot plot using them bloom wherever they are organic farming practices is the capstone of planted. urban agriculture. “This will add a variety of Something is perking in a unique bistro skills to help students learn where the food –Broadmoor Bistro to be exact. they cook comes from. They also learn how This student-run skills application, part to work the soil, compost, plant, grow, and of the Shawnee Mission School District, how to go out into the world and feed offers comprehensive culinary arts and people,” he adds. commercial baking instruction to students’ Come harvest time, a lush bounty from grades 10 -12 who enroll in year-long potatoes to carrots, peppers to herbs is a elective classes. great example of a farm-to-table experience. Housed at Broadmoor Technical Center This garden enables kids to figure out that in Overland Park, the bistro offers dining growing their own food or farming is a events created, cooked, served, and run by possibility. the students. Former graduate, Jenna Miller, says that until now, she never thought of farming Cook, Train, and Manage as a job. Chef Bob, as he’s known, is Lead “Because I’ve been working at the school Instructor Robert Brassard, the spark that farm and learning about growing, about has ignited the approximately 1,700 harvesting, about everything that goes into students who’ve graduated since the bistro growing these ingredients, now I see it as a opened in 2000. job that is part of my industry.” Attending alongside Brassard is Chef Deliciousness in Four Courses Justin Hoffman, former graduate of the program. According to the Bistro mission, “The The goal of the culinary arts program is Broadmoor Bistro menus are the result of to provide students with enough skills a collaborative effort between students and training in a commercial kitchen teachers. The menus are a unique and environment to be restaurant-ready when creative blend of fine dining that allows the they graduate. “With our certification by the students to experience a valuable array of American Culinary Federation (ACF) and culinary choices. Menus will be partnering with the James Beard published for current and future events as Foundation, our program is one of few in they become available. The menus are also the United States,” says Hoffman. included in the details of each calendar Instruction is housed in a 3,000 square- event.” foot bistro addition, along with Wednesdays, during the school year, a a bakery, full culinary display kitchen, four-course chef’s dinner is served. Seating and classroom with auditorium times are open between 5:30 p.m.–7:15 seating totaling approximately 4,700 square p.m. Cost is $30 per person. feet. Education never tasted so good. Within those parameters, Brassard and Broadmoor Bistro Hoffman may teach how to coddle eggs, but http://broadmoorbistro.smsd.org they don’t coddle kids who want to be chefs. 6701 W 83rd Street, Overland Park “It’s hands-on. Every student learns everything, making them nearly ready to Kansas City writer, launch into a food-service career by producer, and graduation. Working in a public setting photo stylist Gloria when serving accounts for 40% of their Gale is a sleuth grade,” says Brassard. when it comes to Not only are the students learning how discovering to design the menu and prepare and serve interesting features the dinners to the public, they have the for the media. opportunity to work alongside guest chefs Most recently, Gloria profiled such as Michael Smith, Joe West (a former area restaurants as a columnist graduate of the program), and Megan and for 435 Magazine and was on Colby Garrelts, to name a few. Coming Full-Circle “One of our proudest accomplishments is our Urban Farm, a half-acre garden



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How to Create Conscious Thought Patterns for a Better Life


BY PRIESTESS KIM MACY houghts create our reality. The perception through which we view the world, the labels we apply to our feelings and emotions, the categories in which we place our life experiences and relationships, all add up to our personal experience of reality. The question is: What do we want to experience? This becomes challenging when we experience situations we definitely do not want. It can leave us feeling powerless, lost, and confused. I’ve run the gauntlet of potentially crushing life challenges. A few years ago, my sweet older brother, my childhood hero, hung himself. He survived, but it broke our family down as he chose a reality few of us could understand. None of it made any sense. Worst of all, I couldn’t help him. Here I was, a spiritual counselor, a supportive guide for so many souls on this planet, and I couldn’t help my own brother. What was the point? If I can’t help the ones I love the most, what good am I? What do I know? Nothing. I spiraled down, feeling too much, thinking too much and just wanting to escape from all of it. My faith in God, my faith in the unconditional love and support, guidance and wisdom God has for me, served as the bedrock beyond which I could fall no further. I went to my knees daily, praying for help, crying out to God to show me, guide me, teach me. I kept hearing, “Healer, heal thyself,” and I sought to heal. I received energy medicine, spiritual counseling, spoke to a medium, walked the labyrinth. Slowly, slowly, I came out of the shadows of my grief and pain, stronger, wiser, and more equipped to help others navigate their suffering. And then…

I found out that my baby boy had been molested by the daughter of a close friend. My son’s behavior had changed so drastically that I knew something was wrong. He wouldn’t nap anymore, he was no longer potty trained, he couldn’t sleep at night. Once we found out what happened, a chain of events set into motion that changed my life forever. My intimate tribe of women crumbled as people took sides and got gobbled up by the confusion of loyalty and betrayal. I RAGED. I raged at God, raged at myself for not seeing it, raged at his innocence being stripped away while I stood by, feeling absolutely helpless. But because I survived my brother’s suicide attempt, I now had the tools to survive this horror. How do we survive these challenges? How can we consciously create our lives in the face of such tragedy and loss? By consciously choosing our thoughts. The very thoughts that take us into the depths of pain also have the power to bring us into the joy and pleasure this earthly existence has to offer. Here is my triedand-true method of Creating Conscious Thought Patterns: 1. Set Intention. Harness the magical, powerful field of Intention where all possibilities reside. What do you want? What do you need? INTEND IT. Simply write, “I intend….” and outline your desires. 2. Direct Your Thoughts. When you find yourself running a thought pattern that doesn’t support you, give your mind something else to do. Consciously pull all energy to the present moment and narrate what is right in front of you. Keep your mind occupied by running these neutral patterns and it will forget to run shame, guilt, and regret. 3. Engage the Energy. I imagine a golden coil of light spiraling over the top of my head and I continue running that spiral of energy around my head, my neck, shoulders, all the way around my entire body until I feel peace. I connect to Divine Love through sunshine, trees, the beauty in nature. 4. Get Support. The number one human need is to connect and belong, but for some reason, in this culture, we isolate. We hide. We don’t want anyone to know that we are struggling. We all need help making it through this

“The base of understanding that the Law of Attraction exists is only the beginning of learning to manifest.”


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CrazyTown called Life! There is a confidential, 24-hour prayer hotline called Silent Unity (816) 969-2000. You can call them with any life challenge and their prayer team holds your prayer request in their care for 30 days. It makes a HUGE difference. Look for places offering spiritual support and use your inner feelings as a guide for which ones support your soul journey. 5. Check for glitches. If you are manifesting something other than what you intend, that’s letting you know that there is a glitch in the matrix. Something needs to be adjusted and usually, it’s your personal vibration. Do you truly believe you are worthy of receiving what you want? Do you believe it’s really possible? Are you running thoughts that are contrary to what you say you believe and who you say you are? The only person you hurt by buying into your own illusion is you. Ask yourself what these conflicts and challenges are here to teach you. Every conflict, every struggle, all pain is a messenger. What is the message? 6. Walk in Alignment. You can say “I am abundant” all day long but if you flinch when spending $300 for a workshop, there’s a glitch. This is a fine line. On the one hand, I am not advising that you throw money around, believing in abundance—then winding up broke is a joke! But all the affirmations in the world cannot help you if you are constantly experiencing fear or worry or lack. Lack


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Consciousness is a killer of Magical Manifestation. Because at the foundation, you don’t actually believe in the abundance of the universe if you cringe every time you spend money. The base of understanding that the Law of Attraction exists is only the beginning of learning to manifest. The real work is in mining limiting thought patterns for information about where you are out of alignment with the blessings that are flowing to you. You can do it! I have faith in your ability to manifest your reality with conscious thought.

Kim Macy is a spiritual counselor in private practice in Overland Park, Kansas. Her passion is in assisting people as they navigate their soul’s journey with conscious thought and awareness of their soul purpose, expressing their light and wisdom gained by facing the shadow of life challenges. For more information, please visit www.KimMacy.com. Kim@KimMacy.com (816) 510-4391.


Live Your Spirituality by Transcending the Workplace


any of you spend 40+ hours of your week in demanding, fastpaced, and often stressful work environments that take your focus away from what matters most. You may be working the jobs of more than one person and lacking the proper compensation. Some of you are selfemployed and face similar demands as you work with a diverse clientele and the additional stress of fluctuating business. Even others of you work more than one job. Whatever your situation, please join me as I share the journey of three individuals, Charisa, Alura, and Richard, as they utilize unique approaches and tools in challenging work situations. Each discovers a way to highlight his/her natural gifts and talents, walk in truth, and honor their spirituality…every day. After much reflection, Charisa made the decision to leave her career in social services and enter the corporate world. She took care to weigh the pluses and minuses to both environments. Her move to the corporate world came with a deep reflection upon personal boundaries. Though suited for management, she knew

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that it was no longer her path. Charisa has found comfort in this decision as her integrity is never compromised with making leadership decisions for the interest of the company over what’s best for the people. This allows her to conserve her energy for what matters most. From this foundation, Charisa is able to apply her spiritual tools, using them in variation depending upon the situation. She begins each day by taking inventory on how she feels. This requires Charisa to be very honest with herself. She questions her heart by reflecting: am I feeling vulnerable, sad, anxious, rested, joyful, etc.? This is her compass to determine which tool to pull from her toolkit. Charisa lives in deep connection with the Earth and nature, and so a stone, medicine bag, flower essence, or picture may be her companion for the day. Charisa has a sacred medicine hand drum that will often accompany her in the car before and after work. Whether just sitting with the drum, or being gifted a song, she finds this brings her into her heart-soul essence. When the weather is nice, she takes her lunchtime in solitude, sitting on a flat stone nearby a tree, or allowing the presence of birds to draw her to a relaxing outdoor space, blending her energy with that of the Earth. Refreshing! Alura made it her life’s mission to be in awe of life through her unique expression of the Divine. With this as her anchor, she embraces a divine feminine expression in her workplace by being open and receptive, inclusive, creative, and trusting her intuition. Alura knows that her corporate work environment isn’t concerned with her divine expression, so she accepts this responsibility—to ‘in’ corporate her true and sovereign self. Each day, she briefly meditates on being

aligned with her Divine, allowing it to flow through her, setting her intention to operate from her place of truth. There are days that Alura maintains this alignment and days that she feels off within an hour of arriving at work. When out of alignment, Alura tends to go internally to a place of self-blame and self-judgment which then results in a “false” effort of trying to please others and gain their approval, circumventing her own self-respect. When she finds herself in this space, she knows it is time to turn to her spiritual toolkit for help. Alura’s first step is to never deny her feelings. She has learned how valuable her emotional feelings are and how they serve as a compass, pointing her back into alignment. For Alura, pulling a card from her Angel or Law of Attraction deck can bring a welcome message to get her back on track. She decorates her work area with uplifting images and pictures, full of color, wonder, and vibrancy. Taking a moment with these pictures takes her out of her head and brings her into her heart where she can navigate her emotions clearly. She leaves her work desk for breaks and lunch, taking her Lavender/ Sage smudging spray for a quick dowse. Alura carries her journal along which includes enlightening quotes as well as space she has dedicated to writing about why she has gratitude for her job. How divine! Richard is a self-employed artist, specializing in graphic design. He is highly creative, social, well-trained, and very gifted. Richard enjoys his career but faces a competitive environment where many of his peers have gone to work for big companies. This doesn’t work for Richard as he highly values his creative freedom. He enjoys making his own schedule and having control over what he creates and when he creates it. While this approach works well for Richard, he has had to make sacrifices in other areas such as marketing for business, grass-roots referrals, and dealing with fluctuating business income. His spiritual toolkit is just as valuable as someone’s in an office environment.


BY STEPHANIE FORCIER, CT/CAP Richard will sometimes work seven days a week. Due to this demand, he makes sure to do two things each day: take at least a 30 min lunch away from his computer (preferably outside) and build in one hour of workout time. He notices a marked decrease in his energy levels and mood when he doesn’t honor these two commitments. He also makes sure that every other weekend he has at least one full day off–no work, no computer, no calls, etc. Richard greatly appreciates being able to listen to music as he works. Being home, he can play whatever he wants as loud as he wants and has been known to have power dance breaks. Fun and carefree! Each individual has discovered a way to transcend his/her work environment, be true to himself and live his or her spirituality. I hope that some of these tools will inspire each of you to take inventory on your own toolkits and take the necessary steps to live your spirituality…every day!

“Each discovers a way to highlight his/her natural gifts and talents, walk in truth, and honor their spirituality… every day.”


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Stephanie Forcier is a Certified Teacher and Advanced Practitioner of the Akashic Records with over 12 years of experience. She is an infinite explorer and relishes connecting with the true creation of the Universe and knows this infinite connection is within each of us. Stephanie actively offers classes, events, workshops, and personal sessions. Her new website is: infiniteforcier.com. To contact Stephanie: infiniteforcier@gmail.com, 816-260-2438 or Facebook www.facebook.com/ innerwisdomevolution.

Spiritual Horoscope

May 2016 Taurus (April 20 – May 20) Happy birthday, Taurus! Mercury is retrograde in your sign, but don’t despair! Meditate for intuitive insights about manifesting money, relationships, or anything else that brings you joy. Reflect on beliefs you hold that block abundance. Mercury retrograde cleanses stuck ideas, so let go of limitations! Spending time with pets lightens your spirit and opens your heart. Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)

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Gemini (May 21 – June 20)

Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)

Mercury retrograde brings messages in dreams or meditation. You might even be able to still your mind for profound intuitive experiences in your quiet time! Work on forgiving old relationship hurts so you can open to new love and joy. You can even have breakthroughs with family members or challenging work colleagues that give you major mental relief!

Hooray! Lucky, happy Jupiter goes direct in your sign! You’ll reap good karmic rewards in work, relationships, emotions and physical health. Meditate on new beginnings wherever you feel joy leads you. Your spirituality can take wonderful new turns, with your intuition flourishing, and feeling a deep sense of connection with people and with the Universe.

Cancer (June 21 – July 22)

Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)

This is a powerful month for affirmations. Jupiter moves direct and helps you visualize your highest dreams—and also helps you believe they are well within your reach! Reach out to positive-minded friends. They’ll be grateful to re-connect, and you can mutually inspire each other. Also, treat yourself to a special event or purchase you’ve been pondering for awhile.

Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22) Jupiter moves direct, bringing financial abundance! You’ll feel “positive vibes” in general. Mercury retrograde can bring job offer news you’d given up on as long as three months ago. It’s amazing how it’s suddenly apparent how much everyone appreciates you! Meditating (even a few centering breaths when stressed or overwhelmed) brings insights at work or with family that benefit everyone involved!

As Jupiter moves direct, you’ll have a deep opening in your spiritual life. You can forgive intense experiences that have built up and held you back for as long as the past twelve years! You’ll be able to trust in intimate relationships and sexual issues can heal. Prosperity also flows easily! Keep looking for guidance in dreams and meditation, since answers are right there for the asking.

Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21) Revitalize your relationship by getting back in touch with old friends and hobbies. You’ll be able to see each other through new eyes remembering how you were in the past. If single, you can meet a new love through the same process of reconnection with people and activities. Also, meditate on the words you repeatedly think and say to see how you’re creating a reality you want or don’t want!


Jupiter moving direct brings breakthroughs with career! You can have a new job offer, get a raise, or start an exciting project. Meditate on each option that comes, since you can bite off more than you can chew with so much enthusiasm. Also, ponder how to implement more self-care—better diet, more rest, time for exercise. If partnered, do those things together — if single, you can meet someone by doing those things!

Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19) Jupiter moves forward, offering renewed faith and optimism! Reinvigorate your spiritual life with new approaches to meditation, yoga or other forms of worship. You might also travel or begin studying something that inspires you. Mercury is retrograde, making relationships slightly tricky. But all is well if you don’t jump to conclusions. Ponder how a shift of mindset can bring balance and harmony.

can work to manifest that dream. If single, do the same with a spiritually supportive friend who believes in unlimited options. In general, believe your intuition and be confident in your ideas—speak them aloud, especially at work!

Aries (March 21 – April 19) Jupiter moves direct, bringing a solution to a major issue about health, work, or how you deal with stress. Allow others to help you, even though you can do it all yourself—why have extra burdens?! Examine your finances with Mercury retrograde and you can find a way to work better within your means. Meditating on prosperity can bring intuitive flashes and open channels of abundance!

Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18) Mercury retrograde helps heal childhood issues and traumas that interfere with your ability to trust in intimate relationships. These same problems can also block prosperity. Meditate and have faith in greater possibilities. You are not stuck! Explore avenues of forgiveness and affirm a new reality of your choosing! Even tossing old junk in your home makes way for new spiritual energy.

Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20) If single, you can draw an amazing new relationship—maybe even a soulmate! If partnered, you’ll have breakthroughs in longstanding issues in your bond. Meditate together on your ideal partnership and talk about the ways you


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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 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

RESOURCE DIRECTORY ALTERNATIVE HEALING Dr. Marga Birmingham - Human & Animal Energy/Spiritual/Shamanic Healing; SelfEmpowerment; Consciousness; drmarga.org (808) 429-3064; healing@drmarga.org At the Healing Place ~ Massage, Cranio Sacral Therapy, Reiki, Chakra Balancing, Astrology, Tarot, Shamanic Healing, Intuitive Readings 816-415-2607 ~ www.atthehealingplace.com Centered Spirit ~ The Holistic solution for chronic and acute health conditions ~ Medical Massage, Maya Abdominal Massage, Cupping, Infrared sauna. 816-225-9393 or visit centeredspirit.com Regina Compernolle, Home Herbalist Courses, Apprenticeships, Women’s Sacred Studies, Astrology, Tarot, Consults, Women Drumming 816-547-0266; SacredEarthArts.com Integrative Therapies by Sarah P. Chapman Aromatherapy Massage, Raindrop Treatment, Vitaflex, Pressure Point Therapy 913-549-0280 www.sarahpchapman.com

COUNSELING Martha Childers, LPC EdS; 816.892.0803 Women, Couples, 50+, LGBT, Aging in Place End of Life Preparations, Financial, Career www.ChildersCounselingService.com Barb Hoffman, MA, LPC, LCSW, in KCMO; 816.561.1116 Indiv./Couples/Family Therapy, Depression & anxiety, abuse & trauma, grief & loss, addictions, relationships. Most insurance. Jennifer Elliott, LPC Collaborative care for adults, couples, & children, depression & anxiety, stress mngmt, divorce, grief & loss. 7501 College Blvd. OP, KS 913-703-3183

ENTERTAINMENT Karen Elise - Psychic Entertainer & Coach Tarot / astrology - corporate / private events Fun for weddings, birthdays & graduations 913-636-9502 - www.KarenElise.com

FITNESS AKKA Karate Westport, Midtown/Downtown Teaching Martial Arts for almost 50 years: Kenpo Karate, Tai Chi, and Self-Defense. Free intro class 816-756-1340; www.akkawestport.com

SHAMANISM Daniel Baxley Shamanic Healing and Teachings, Pachakuti Mesa Tradition. Sweat Lodges, Workshops. 816-769-7343, www.shamanicpathways.net


EDUCATION Maya's Oasis Energy Healing Institute Classes & sessions in Reiki, energy healing, intuitive development, and more. NCBTMB approved courses. www.MayaZahira.com BODY-WISDOM BOOT-CAMP, 21-Day Virtual Cleanse Retreat. For more info or to sign up, contact Kathy Daugherty at 785-633-2424 or www.bodywisdombykathy.com/body-wisdom-boot-camp Holos University Graduate Seminary Studies in Spirituality & Health. Graduate degrees grounded in scholarship, self-development & Research: www.holosuniversity.org

GOURMET FOODS The Tasteful Olive, New rich & thick balsamic in store! Along with 65 other oils & vinegars. Gourmet products galore. 7945 Santa Fe Dr, OP, KS. www.thetastefulolive.com “Friend That Cooks Personal Chefs” offer weekly meal prep for families with busy schedules, food allergies or special diets. 913-660-0790; www.kcmealprep.com


LIFE COACH Healing Thru Music and Life Coaching For more info. Contact Kathleen (913)206-2151 or Klmamuric@yahoo.com $25.00 per session.

MEDITATION Kansas City Meditation Group of Self-Realization Fellowship Sunday Service 10AM 10819 Wornall Rd, KCMO http://kcmeditation.com/ 816-799-5544

NUTRITION & WELLNESS Ayurveda Practitioner Stephanie Kieltyka Mohr works to find health & relieve disease with recommendations for diet, exercise and lifestyle. www.GoWithSteph.com Kimberlin Hypnosis, LLC Kathleen Kimberlin, CHt Smoking/weight loss/childbirth/past life/behavior www.HYPNOSISEMPOWERS.com Call for free consultation (816) 305-8418 Nutrition Consultant- Jackie Caldwell HHC, BS Jackie works with you to restore digestive health eating a grain free diet. Contact Jackie at 913-980-5605 www.grainfreewellness.com


REAL ESTATE Chartwell Realty, Soraya Jennings Office: 816-877-8200 Cell: 816-213-7089 www.cashflowrealestateinvestments.com 4141 Pennsylvania Suite 105 Kansas City, MO

RETAIL Spectrum-a new age shop 7827 N Oak Trafficway, Kansas City Missouri 64118; 816-321-2658’ www.spectrumreiki.com Spectrum.newageshop@gmail.com

RETREATS The Lavender House Retreat Center, Lawrence KS. Private therapy rooms, individual and small group retreat & seminar space. 785-550-0473 Lavenderhouse.org

SPIRITUAL GROWTH Stephanie Forcier, CT/CAP, Workshops, Events, Personalized Infinity & Akashic Record Sessions: connect with your infinite nature, 816-260-2438, www.infiniteforcier.com.

New Day Hypnotherapy, LLC Carol Henderson, CH. Stress, Fears, Stop Smoking, Lose Weight, Grief & more. www.newdayhypno.com 913-908-6907


N2paws Offering Doga (doggie yoga) An integrated approach to balance & relaxation for you and your canine companion! www.n2paws.com 816-522-7005

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Re-Imagine Your Life with Lania Desmond Life Purpose • Relationships • Divine Guidance Private Sessions & Group Events. SoulPoint.com 828-236-1230 ~ info@SoulPoint.com Stephanie Red Feather, the Healer's Healer Transformational life/business/$ coaching, shamanic healing, energy therapies, Reiki classes, women's circles. 913-515-3271, redfeatherconnections.com

YOGA The Yoga School of Therapeutics Kansas State Education Board Approved School 10400 W. 103rd Street, #14 Overland Park, KS (913) 492-9594; www.theyogastudio.com Leavenworth Yoga Co-op Join us at Leavenworth's only yoga studio. Daily yoga classes, massage therapy, and Tai Chi. 913-933-9595 ~ www.LvnYogaCoop.com Yoga Patch; 19 instructors, 60 wkly classes, all levels. Pay What You Can + $5 classes available. Event Space Rentals + Classes/Workshops Galore. YogaPatch.com; 816-268-4660

WEDDINGS Unity Temple Offering Free Simple Wedding Ceremonies Register at www.simpleceremonieskc.com 707 West 47th Street Kansas City, MO

Events MAY 6 NEW MOON CEREMONY WITH HAILEY JONES Come connect with us to release what no longer serves you and to manifest your desires for health, abundance and joy. 7:00 p.m. Spectrum a new age shop, 816-321-2658, 7827 N Oak KCMO 64118 www.spectrumreiki.com

MAY 11 RELEASE & RENEW MEDITATION Melinda & Nikkie will lead this meditation and healing using Reiki energy. 6:30 p.m. Spectrum a new age shop, 816-321-2658, 7827 N Oak KCMO 64118 www.spectrumreiki.com

MAY 14 LOVING YOUR EMPATHY WITH JULIE MAY 7 BOWEN WOMEN'S WISDOM RETREAT Discussion will include: Protective Saturday 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at The Light Stones, Talismans, Herbs, Shielding, Center. Do you crave time away from Meditation, Cutting Energy Cords and your busy life...Time to just relax, more. 4-5:30 p.m., $25, at Gifts and breathe, and just be you? Time to Decor 123 S. Mur-Len Olathe connect with nature, with other women, (www.GiftsandDecorKC.com). and with your true self? See more at www.MayaZahira.com. MAY 14 MASSAGE FOR CYCLISTS MAY 9 For Massage Therapists! AreaONLINE C-R-E-A-T-E COURSE FOR specific massage techniques for the WOMEN active Cyclist client. $68; 4 CEU hours; 9 Monday, 8:00-9:00 p.m. Members only-- a.m. – 1 p.m. Register: 816-523-9140, ext Join class via video conference or 111. http://wellspring.edu/continuingphone. The C-R-E-A-T-E course is a 12 education. month comprehensive program covering Reiki I, II, and II, energy healing, intuitive MAY 14 development, and life CORRECTIVE EXERCISE FOR CYCLISTS transformation. Options for both inFor everyone! Learn targeted exercises person and online distance earning! for the active Cyclist. $68; 4 CEU hours; Visit www.MayaZahira.com for details. 2-6 p.m. Register: 816-523-9140, ext 111. http://wellspring.edu/continuingMAY 10 education. COMPLETE THE PAST; EMBRACE THE MAY 14 FUTURE Join Sharon McGloin and Denise Mills as SPIRITUAL PEOPLE WATCHING Super fun class! $120.00, see coupon on we explore what beliefs, ideas, values and attitudes may be holding you back. 6 page 8. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. We will be -9 p.m. (networking @ 5:30) in OP. Only observing energy around us. How, $49; save 20% w/2 or more workshops: where, when & WHY energy impressions come to us. What your reaction to www.igniteyourlifekc.com. different subject matters, locations & people. How do you adjust yourself to be MAY 10 in better harmony at any time. CORE STAR ENERGY HEALING CLINIC Integral Healing, Barbara Ahern Experience the benefits of energy 913-522-4953 healing. 6045 Martway, Suite 104, Mission, KS Reservations 913-831-4422 7:15 p.m. $20 www.CoreStarEnergyHealing.com

MAY 16 GUIDED MEDITATION Join us for an evening of spirit guided meditation. 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

MAY 20 THIRD FRIDAY NIGHT 6:30-8:30 pm: Live music with Calypso Bluz & salad bites with oils & vinegars! Over 65 oils & vinegars to sample, so come on down! Tasteful Olive, 7945 Santa Fe Dr., Overland Park, KS. www.thetastefulolive.com

MAY 16 & 23 EASIER NETWORKING FOR INTROVERTS Secrets from best selling author! Networking that won’t make you cringe or embarrass you. You'll gain confidence & master networking. rsvp required 6-8 p.m. 913-387-4631 Transcendence Wellness Center

MAY 21 PRS: THE BOOK OF LIFE TAROT READING Susan McKenzie will discuss basic techniques using this method. 7 p.m. at Westwood Community Center, 4700 Rainbow Blvd., Westwood, KS. Members free, guests $5. More info: www.prskc.org.

MAY 17 CBD HEMP OIL BENEFITS Eric Banks, Rebecca Perdieu an& Vince Sanders sharing the benefits of using CBD Hemp oil, healing oils of Industrial Grade Hemp without hallucinogenic parts. Free, 7-9 p.m., at Gifts and Decor 123 S. Mur-Len Olathe (www.GiftsandDecorKC.com). MAY 20 PSI PRESENTS LEADER OF THE TRUTH MOVEMENT ANDREW D. BASIAGO, J.D. “Exploring the Inhabited Multiverse”: Mr. Basiago will recount his real life encounters with 14 types of multidimensional beings —from ghosts to ETs to ascended beings. 7-9 p.m. at Unity on the Plaza. 2 for 1 Special: $15 for 1 – Get 1 FREE w/copy of this ad (cash or check, door only). More info: www.PsychicStudiesInstitute.org.

MAY 21 MASSAGE FOR TENNIS For Massage Therapists! Areaspecific massage techniques for the tennis player. $68; 4 CEU hours; 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Register: 816-523-9140, ext 111. http://wellspring.edu/continuingeducation. MAY 21 BALANCE YOUR ENERGIES W/JOHN OF GOD CRYSTAL HEALING BEDS OR AURA PHOTOGRAPHY Noon-7 p.m. at Mark Blanchard’s Power Yoga, 3665 W. 95th, OP 66206 (Ranch Mart). Healing Beds: 30 min./$30. Aura Photography w/Reading: $25. Or $50 for both. Info: Rebecca 913-588-7377.

MAY 22 INTUITIVE DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATION COURSE MAY 20 Sunday, 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. at Maya's SPIRIT TALK – THE HEART OF MONEY Oasis. Learn about the primary psychic Join a roundtable workshop about skills, important ways to apply your uncovering your spiritual energy of intuition to your practical life, and money. It’s simpler than you know to discover hidden patterns that free you to exercises to hone your skills. Register at live you life of abundance. 7:00 PM, $25 www.MayaZahira.com. including materials, Vivian Faulkner, 913735-3183 Core Star Energy Healing 6045 Martway, Mission, KS



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MAY 24 ADULT COLORING CLUB Coloring isn't just for kids. It can reduce stress & increase focus for adults. Supplies provided or bring your own. Complimentary coffee & wine 7:30-9:30 p.m. $10 call to rsvp 913-387-4631 Transcendence Wellness Center MAY 25 & JUNE 1 DIVINE FEMININE/SPIRITUALITY WITH ELMARI A painting workshop that starts with a guided meditation then our expression through painting. No prerequisite, no experience necessary. 6:00 p.m. All supplies included in fee. Spectrum a new age shop, 816-321-2658, 7827 N Oak KCMO 64118 www.spectrumreiki.com

JUNE 6 DOGA (DOGGIE YOGA) 6:00-7:00p.m. Overland Park, KS - An approach to flexibility and relaxation for you and your canine companion. Register: pat@n2paws.com or 816-5227005. Website: www.n2paws.com JUNE 11 NON-TOXIC APPROACH TO FLEA/TICK PROTECTION 10:00-11:00a.m. Peculiar, MO - Learn about the non-toxic choices for battling pests and protecting your animal companions & yourself. Register: pat@n2paws.com or 816-5227005. Website: www.n2paws.com

JULY 8 & 9 HEALING TOUCH MAY 26 Relaxing, nurturing energy therapy using HOW TO THRIVE AS AN EMPATH gentle touch to assist in balancing If you're highly sensitive and want tools physical, mental, emotional, & spiritual to thrive in the world, this class is a must. well-being. It works with your energy Five weeks starting 5/26. $275. Register field to support your natural ability & w/Stephanie Red Feather: allopathic medical care. 7p.m. both days www.redfeatherconnections.com, This Healing Touch Level 1 is $350.00 & 913-515-3271. There is lots of hands on practice in the two days, 18 hours of CE for nurses, MAY 31 massage & anyone else. Integral Healing THE EMPOWERED WOMAN WITH JULIE 9135224953, Barbara Ahern hosting BOWEN Mary Oberg Debunking the idea that you’re not enough and putting others’ needs before JUNE 11 yours. 4-5:30 p.m., $25, at Gifts and INTEGRAL HEALING SECOND SATURDAY Decor 123 S. Mur-Len Olathe CLASS (www.GiftsandDecorKC.com). This basic extended learning classes will be a requirement for most on going JUNE 4-5 classes. The changes in the energetic SHAMANISM & THE SPIRITS OF NATURE world are wast & varied. You will be able WORKSHOP to manage yourself, others & Facilitated by Ellen Winner of the environments for your general life or Foundation for Shamanic Studies at the healing practice. This is a very hands on White Schoolhouse in Lawrence. as well as practical class in a great Prerequisite: completion of “The Way of environment. $120.00 10:00 a.m. to 6 the Shaman.” Register: p.m. at 513 N Mur Len Rd www.WorldShaman.org, or Marta Barbara Ahern 913-522-4953 Schwartz 785-550-9576, martaaschwartz@gmail.com. JULY 16-17 15TH ANNUAL HEARTLAND NATURIST JUNE 5 FESTIVAL CREATE A CHEMICAL-FREE HOME Two days of family-friendly nude 1:00-2:00p.m. Peculiar, MO - Learn what recreation. Skinny dipping, oversized is harmful in your environment and games, prizes, body painting, bike riding, create a chemical-free home for you & music, dancing, bonfire, sunrise yoga, your pets. and our 5K Nude Sun Run! More Register: pat@n2paws.com or 816-522- information and registration at 7005. Website: www.n2paws.com www.HNFest.com Sponsored by the EVOLVING…IN KANSAS CITY

Heartland Naturists of Kansas City, a 501 INDIGO SUPPORT GROUP FREE EVENT (c)(7) organization. Every Wednesday 7-8pm Connect with other Indigo's who are struggling with SEPTEMBER 15-18 life, & or addictions who want to learn GAEA GODDESS GATHERING more about themselves or about A 4-day women's spiritual gathering Indigos! Love donation. Transcendence featuring workshops, drum circles, ww.transcendencekc.com or rituals, fire ceremonies and a Goddess (913) 387-4631. Temple on sacred land. Camping and delicious meal plan THE TASTEFUL OLIVE - 3RD FRIDAY NITES available. www.GaeaGoddessGathering. Open until 9 p.m. Food samples, 65 oils org for info. and vinegars to taste, music and wine. 7945 Santa Fe Dr., OP, KS. 913-649-7900. www.thetastefulolive.com

ONGOING INDIGO/MILLENNIALS SUPPORT GROUP A place to come and express yourself freely. Every Wednesday 7-9p.m. (love donation) Transcendence Wellness Center 8702 W 49th Terrace Merriam Ks 66203 www.transcendencekc.com WEDNESDAYS: ALMOST YOGA FOR THE STIFF & INFLEXIBLE Wednesdays 5:30-6:45 p.m. with Jocelyn Costa. By donation; bring mat and water. At the Village Wellness Connection, 226 E US 69 Hwy, Claycomo, M0. More info: 816-803-8056.

REIKI CIRCLE Unity Church of Overland Park – 10300 Antioch, OPKS. 2nd and 4th Mondays 7-9pm. Love offering. All welcome. Receive a Reiki treatment. For flier email karen@ karenharrison.net. 816-5234440

ENERGY HEALING SESSIONS FOR CANCER PATIENTS AND VETERANS By Appointment. The Kansas City Healing Project provides energy healing sessions for cancer patients and veterans. Our SUNDAYS: ALMOST YOGA FOR THE clients have been experiencing a STIFF & INFLEXIBLE reduction of their stress, anxiety and Sundays 2:30-3:45 with Jocelyn Costa. By pain levels. These sessions are provided donation; bring mat and water. At the at NO COST to the client. Contact John Wellness Wheel, 5742 N. Broadway, KC, Hoefer at 816-718-6358 for details. MO. More info: 816-803-8056. KansasCityHealingProject.org FOAM ROLLING FOR THE STIFF & INFLEXIBLE Third Saturday of the month 10:30-11:30 with Jocelyn Costa. By donation; bring mat and water. At the Village Wellness Connection, 226 E US 69 Hwy, Claycomo, MO. More info: 816-803-8056. 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 information, email kaubry@rocketmail.com or call 913-215-8863. U-NITE Experience Unity Temple on the Plaza's new Interspiritual Service Sundays 4:305:30PM in Meyer Hall (aka Eden Alley). Childcare & youth program offered. www.unitytemple.com 15

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MONDAY ONENESS BLESSINGS 6:30 p.m. at Don and Jessica Palmer’s in Lee’s Summit: theharbor@sbcglobal.net or 816-806-1838. Love Offering. Open to all faiths, belief systems, and spiritual practices. SACRED CHAMBERS Free, profound 5-hour process for Transformation, Awakening, and Healing. Dates available for Lee’s Summit or Olathe locations: www.SacredChambersKC.com. TAROT READINGS WITH JULIE BOWEN Tuesdays and Saturdays Noon-7 p.m.; Sundays Noon-5 p.m. at Gifts and Décor in Olathe (www.GiftsandDecorKC.com). $20/20 minutes. Walk in, or schedule appointment: 913-782-4244.



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