November 2017 ~ Vol. IX, Issue 9
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A Guide for Conscious Living
Attitude of Gratitude as a Spiritual Path Horror to Hope: Grief to Action
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Dear Friend, Introspective by nature, I frequently make life reviews. My journals help to keep a running narrative of the life-transforming events, but also the smaller, somewhat mundane events that define my days. I’ve learned that we don’t have to die to make a life review. By evaluating the high and low points of life, the major events and the small, we can pinpoint the defining moments that form the seeds of gratitude itself. In The Transformative Power of Near Death Experiences by Dr. Penny Sartori and Kelly Walsh, there’s a story by David Bennett about his experience while nearly drowning in the ocean. David wrote about his life review, “I felt as though this review of my life was meant to help me grow and evolve. Surprisingly, some of the smaller incidents in my life took on a greater importance during the life review. At the time, these incidents were forgettable, hardly noteworthy. But once I saw the after-effects, especially how my actions affected others, I became aware of the bigger picture. We are always thinking about leaving a mark and trying to make our lives matter.” I believe this life review can make us not only realize how our actions affect others, but also help to solidify that for which we are grateful. The act of gratitude itself is realized by paying attention to what we hold dear--and are accordingly thankful. Surprisingly often it’s the small things. When asked what one moment, one nugget of time in her life caused her gratitude, my friend Judy replied, “I was in high school with a convertible full of teenagers, driving through the Plaza. I pulled out in front of a man driving another car, nearly causing an accident. I expected him to be (deservedly) angry—honking, screaming, expressing his anger and frustration at my mistake. When I looked around at him, to my surprise, this gentleman offered up the sweetest smile and waved me on. I will never forget it. “I’m grateful for his gracious reaction because it actually changed my life.” Judy’s story illustrates that the smallest acts can hold the greatest meaning. So if you choose to create a life review and reflect on some of the moments that brought you gratitude, we’d love to hear your story. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your story of a small moment in time that brought you an earthly lesson. We’ll print some of them in the December magazine. We don’t need to have a near death experience to create a personal life review. We have the chance each and every day to look at our previous acts and see how they affect others and our life paths. We can choose reflection, awareness, and growth. And gratitude. Bounds and bounds of gratitude. With much love and gratitude for you, our dear reader,
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Journey to Wholeness
Horror to Hope: Grief to Action BY JUDE LACLAIRE, PH.D.
atural weather disasters like floods, droughts, earthquakes and, more recently the deadly hurricanes striking small unprotected islands, the United States and Puerto Rico, have left untold damage in their wake. The human suffering is incalculable and the physical damage in the billions. Over the last four years the United States has witnessed the mass shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newton, Connecticut; San Bernardino; the Pulse night club in Orlando and now, the worst, in Las Vegas! As a mental health practitioner and in my personal life, I am witnessing people expressing great fear, anxiety and apprehension triggered by these events. Confronting our fears and catastrophic thinking is imperative for each of us. How can we do this? When problems arise I look to people who have faced horrific experiences and remind myself what they did to successfully face danger, threats and traumatic experiences. One of the first people I think of is Viktor Frankl. Between 1942 and 1945 he labored in four different Nazi death camps, including Auschwitz, while his parents, brother and pregnant wife perished. What he did do, not just to survive, but to have hope and live to inspire others until his death at age ninety-two, was to learn that when we have meaning or purpose in our life we can endure, confront and heal from any suffering. His training as a psychiatrist and neurologist helped him to endure his own horrific experience, finding hope and meaning in the midst of terrible trauma. His belief, prior to this experience was, “What is to give light must endure burning.” He description of an experience in the harsh conditions of the concentration camp in Man’s Search For Meaning, helps us understand his idea of finding meaning in suffering. He describes being in a group of prisoners, stumbling on rough ground, being yelled at and hit with rifle butts. It was cold and dark. He and a fellow prisoner began speaking of their wives. He began thinking of his wife and, in the fading pink light of morning, began speaking with her. He says, “A thought transfixed me: for the first time in my life I saw the truth…the final wisdom…that love is the ultimate and the highest goal to which Man can aspire.” At
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that moment his life took on meaning in a profound way as he contemplated his deep love for his wife and others. Another person whose experience awakened and inspired me is Eben Alexander, M.D. He is a neurosurgeon who experienced a transforming experience in a life-threatening coma. He described what he learned in Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife. “…I had already been taught the one thing-the only thing-that, in the last analysis, truly matters. You are loved and cherished. You have nothing to fear. There is nothing you can do wrong. …if I had to boil it down…to just one word it would (of course) be, simply: Love.” Another person, one from our own community, continues to inspire me and thousands of others. Mindy Corporan suffered the unspeakable loss of her son and her father in the shooting at the Jewish Community Center April 13, 2014. Jim LeManno lost his wife, Terri. Mindy, spearheading a movement called Seven Days—Make a Ripple, Change the World, has led us to think about how to respond to deep loss and grief. She says “To focus on love, understanding, acts of kindness – at least for some time during that seven day time frame. It’s something people can do very easily.” She continues, “We should not stand by and allow anyone else to be so misled by his or her ignorance of the other and let evil and hate overcome them…a wave of understanding and kindness will change our world.” In facing adversity in our lives, or witnessing it in others, it is important to find the meaning in our lives, the center of our being, the profound love and caring. We must live fully present in this moment as we change our horror to hope and our grief into action, one step at a time. 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 Therapy call 913-322-5622. For more information on Jude LaClaire or the Heartland Holistic Center go to www.heartlandholistic.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Create Hope & Gratitude by Willing It BY SUZETTE SCHOLTES
s a strong intuitive, I felt my every November but list again as I find it friend undergoing a surgery fascinating and motivating: that all would be well. Gratitude improves your immune However, how arrogant for me system to assume Gratitude fosters anything. So, peace when the call came Gratitude creates in for “all clear” in confidence his vulnerable Gratitude attracts lung, I felt so more success grateful. Gratitude improves The great happiness virtues of faith, hope, and love Gratitude heals matter to our anxiety world so much. It Gratitude inspires is good to new dreams Image licensed by Ingram Images Image licensed by Ingram Images remember the Gratitude opens more we feel love doors to new and gratitude the opportunity more we attract it. Gratitude helps us Hope is based release the past on positive feelings Gratitude heals our for the right “wounds” outcome even Now if we combine the when some evidence may beauty of gratitude with hope, miracles will point away from abound. A miracle in the most common the outcome, such as our recent sense of living daily life is this: things hurricane event. Literally l000’s of turn out better than expected. mindful people held prayer and vision skills so that the impact of the Hurricane And as we let our own light shine, we Irma was reduced. The storm serves as a unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are perfect example of how much hope may liberated from our own fear, our play into the outcome. At The Yoga presence automatically liberates others. Studio, we held vision for easing the As we begin our 2017 season of light, storm five consecutive days. When we may we thrive on lifting ourselves up collectively place our energy into any with meditation, silence, feeling project or outcome the power is gratitude? It will help ease the chaos and immense. It is not arrogant to trust your power. heal us all. Join me? I remind myself and students of this all the time. Yes, we may stay humble and concede to the unseen forces as we must do but to claim the power of our vision Suzette Scholtes’ nonand intents is okay. However, it is fiction writing won the important to watch out for the road prestigious “Writers blocks of our negative ego such as feeling Digest” award. Her better than or less than, lost in self-pity, passions are writing and nobilizing our place, blame, or other yoga and she feels one mind games. needs a sense of humor Master yoga teacher Aadil Palkivala for both. She founded The swings around to look at us after writing Yoga School of Therapeutics where she “Feel Gratitude” on the flip chart. We manages one of the region’s prestige teacher were discussing the yoga philosophy of training programs. 10400 W. 103rd Street, “ignorance” which keeps us from Overland Park. www.theyogastudio.com freedom and happiness. “Feel humility email@example.com 913-492-9594. and feel gratitude and you may overcome most resistances,” he shared. I write this
“When we collectively place our energy into any project or outcome the power is immense.”
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An Interview with Cody Hogan, Chef de Cuisine – Lidia's
ody Hogan is a classic. He has always followed his instincts and, in doing so, traveled a path of two passions, food and music. As Lidia's Chef de Cuisine for over a decade, Hogan's love affair with the piano is equaled by his affinity for creating beautiful food. “I like so many aspects of working in a restaurant, but ultimately, what you’re doing is taking care of people. It’s nice to make people feel better,” - Cody Hogan
Before being distracted by food, Cody Hogan was a classical pianist. While studying music in Germany as a Rotary scholar, Cody became interested in the culinary arts and found himself a few years later working at Chez Panisse. In 1998 he began to work with Lidia Bastianich, with whom he has worked for the past two decades. Cody was recently appointed General Manager of the restaurant, but also has the enviable position of being her traveling assistant, food stylist, and the studio chef for her Emmy-nominated television program in which he occasionally appears on camera. Cody has been extremely active in promoting great local farms and products in the Midwest. He teaches regularly at the Culinary Center of Kansas City and is an avid gardener.
1. What's the difference or similarities between playing music and being a chef?
Both involve interpretation and creation. Most often, I find myself interpreting Lidia’s food, or classic regional Italian food, just like when you’re playing music written by another composer. Sometimes though, when a special ingredient comes along, then I do a little composing myself. I don’t know which I prefer, because classic recipes, like classic pieces of music, have been tested for “humming” like a well-oiled machine, or it’s teetering on generations and they are beautiful and so well thought the edge of disaster (the two are separated by a very fine out that you can’t help but enjoy them. line).
2. Explain how you team with Lidia
She is a force of nature with a brilliant creative mind. She is very easy to work with if you have a similar work ethic and a passion for what you do. She’s so “in the moment” that whatever you’re doing becomes exciting. She’s taught me to go with my instincts. Try to treat people they way you would like to be treated. Work hard, and do your best.
3. Toughest dish you make? The most difficult dishes are always the ones that are the most “simple.” In order for those dishes to work, everything has to be perfect: the quality of the ingredients, the handling, the presentation. And the person you’re cooking for needs to “get it.”
4. Explain a typical workday Most of my workdays begin around 11:00 in the morning. I usually work on the line or expedite lunch service. After lunch, I do any purchasing needed for the restaurant (I do about a million dollars in purchasing every year--it takes a lot of stuff to keep Lidia’s going). Then I tackle paperwork (never thought about paperwork when I was dreaming of being a chef), work on a special for the evening or maybe do some menu development with executive chef, Dan Swinney with whom I’ve worked for 18 years. Then I run dinner service. The most rewarding and stressful aspects of the day occur during dinner service when everything is
5. What's wrong with the way people eat today? Everything is out of proportion. Too much protein on the plate. Too many refined carbs. Too much processed food. In America, the attitude seems to be that “more is better,” but that seems to be slowly killing us. The Mediterranean model with smaller portions of everything, especially animal proteins, and more diversity makes more sense to me. What makes it difficult for most people is that they simply don’t know how to prepare vegetables and other whole foods. Somewhere along the way, Americans forgot how to cook.
6. If you could eliminate something from the menu, what would it be and why? I would love to remove that silly warning the Health Department requires us to have on the menu about raw or undercooked food increasing your risk of food-borne illness. I love what I saw on a local menu: “Everything on our menu can do your body harm, rather undercooked, and overcooked, or in vast quantities. Please eat & drink responsibly.” Lidia's 101 W. 22nd Street, Kansas City, MO 64108 816-221-3722 www.lidias-kc.com
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Health-Coach Approved Snacks for When You’re On the Go BY ANGELA WATSON ROBERTSON
n our fast-paced culture, and with our busy lives, it’s helpful to have healthy snacks on hand at all times in case you find yourself in a pinch. Though you can find various forms of snacks or treats at most gas stations and grocery stores, they are not all created equal and eating many of them may leave you feeling worse than you did before. As a Certified Health Coach, I’m often asked for recommendations of healthy snacks for when clients are on the go. Surprisingly, even health food stores have very few snack bar options that aren’t loaded with added sugar, gluten, soy, and other preservatives. So, be picky when you are looking for your snack options. Just because you found something at a health food store, doesn’t mean it won’t spike your blood sugar or leave you feeling icky all afternoon. Here are a few health-coach approved snack ideas to get you started:
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Remember, these snacks are considered treats and, in general, I don’t recommend eating anything processed, even the healthy snack bars, every day or Make your own trail mix. in large quantities at a time. They are not Make your own trail mix at home and meant to replace whole foods or homecarry some in your bag, purse, or car at cooked meals, but are very helpful all times. I order all of the below options for you when there are limited ingredients in bulk online and keep small healthy options around. The bottom line: bags pre-made to grab-and-go when I If you grab one of these snacks instead of need them. Mix the below together in a a snickers bar when you are on the go, bowl and divide the portions into baggies then I’d call that a win! - enjoy! Angela Watson Homemade Trail Mix Robertson, MBA, 1 cup Raw, Organic Cashews CIHC, INHC, is known 1 cup Raw, Organic Almonds as The Reinvention ¼ cup Raw, Organic Sunflower Seeds Warrior, host of Masters ¼ cup Raw, Organic Goji Berries of Reinvention, and Raw Crunch Bar- Blueberry + creator of the lifechanging program, Fatigue Lemon Warrior. Not only has Angela completely I’ve tried almost every “protein bar” reinvented her own life, she has created or “health bar” on the market, and maybe simple, effective tools to help others I’m picky, but most of them are either transform every area of their lives-from loaded with preservatives and sugar or health, career, and money to relationships, they don’t taste well enough to offset the spirituality, and sex. Find her free wellness $2-$4 per bar price (yikes!). Bars aren’t tips, course and programs at my first choice, but if you’re in a pinch I’d www.angelawatsonrobertson.com. Connect recommend the Raw Crunch Bar. This with her on Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, bar is handmade, gluten-free, and only and Twitter.
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Treat the Causes, Not the Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome BY NANCY RUSSELL, M.D.
here are several approaches to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS); getting to the root of the problem is the best goal. Conventional medicine defines irritable bowel syndrome as a group of symptoms including abdominal pain and changes in bowel movements patterns without any evidence of underlying damage. These symptoms occur over a long period of time, often years. IBS has been classified into four main types depending on whether diarrhea is common, constipation is common, both are common, or neither (IBS-D, IBS-C, IBSM or IBS-U respectively). Holistic, integrative and functional medicine physicians assess for possible causes so as to diagnose and treat underlying issues. Disorders such as anxiety, major depression, and chronic fatigue syndrome are common among people with IBS. Other common names for IBS are spastic colon, nervous colon, mucous colitis and spastic bowel. The frequency is 12.5 percent of the population in the developed world. It is twice as common in women compared to men and typically occurs before age 45. To evaluate the situation of IBS regardless of symptoms would be to start with a full blood examination: complete blood count, metabolic panel with liver panel, C-reactive protein, and celiac disease panel. Abdominal ultrasound to rule out gallbladder, liver and pancreas problems is imperative. Endoscopy by a gastro-enterologist specialist to rule out stomach ulcers, celiac disease, helicobacter pylori infection, inflammatory bowel disease, polyps and cancer is the next step. If this evaluation does not reveal an answer or only partially relieves the symptoms, continue to investigate further. Even if celiac disease is not diagnosed, foods may be aggravating the symptoms. Food allergies are diagnosed with IgE blood tests or skin prick allergy testing. Another form of food reaction, called food sensitivities or food
intolerances are somewhat controversial but can be diagnosed with IgG blood tests of other immune mediator testing. Whereas food allergy symptoms consist of hives, swollen throat or even life threatening symptoms, food sensitivities are more delayed reactions from a few minutes to more than 24 hours after ingestion and mimic IBS symptoms, as well as potentially causing sinus congestion, fatigue, headaches, skin rashes, etc. Food sensitivities may be the tip of the ice berg and underlying issues can be assessed with comprehensive digestive stool analysis, hydrogen breath testing, and evaluation of potential medication or supplement side effects. Comprehensive stool analysis can assess for maldigestion, malabsorption, abnormalities in metabolism, bacterial overgrowth, yeast and candida overgrowth, inflammatory disease markers, and parasites. Other issues to be considered that can mimic IBS are endometriosis, interstitial cystitis and bile acid malabsorption. For treatment of IBS, the first step in a food elimination diet based on the blood testing or eating a low FODMAP diet. The FODMAP diet restricts various carbohydrates which are poorly absorbed from the small intestine, as well as fructose and lactose. To avoid being on these diets long term, many people can treat the underlying causes and gradually resume eating many of the foods restricted initially. Underlying causes may be SIBO- small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, candida or other yeast overgrowth and/or parasites. These situations are treated with proper nutrition, probiotics, prescription and/or herbal antimicrobials for at least six weeks and usually longer. Fiber and prescription medications can help or hinder IBS people. For constipation, not improved with increasing water, exercise and better diet, soluble fiber at up to 20 grams a day can be helpful. Fiber may aggravates some people’s symptoms. Proton pump
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inhibitors, PPI’s, such as Prilosec, Protonix, Nexium, etc. can aggravate IBS as it blocks over 95 percent of normal acid produced and prevents adequate digestion of some foods. PPI’s may also cause bacterial overgrowth leading to IBS symptoms. Sedative-hypnotic drugs like benzodiazepines, such as Valium, Ativan, Xanax can have a side effect in some people that mimics IBS symptoms. Many medications are used to treat IBS symptoms that give temporary relief include laxatives, opiod analogs, serotonin meds, antispasmodics, tricyclic anti-depressants, and domperidone. These medications are generally for symptoms. Functional medicine approach would be to treat with nutrition, stress relief, probiotics, herbal remedies, prescriptions
when needed and acupuncture. These would be guided by blood testing, stool testing and nutritional testing. The physician and patient work together to assess and treat IBS and get to the root of the problem. 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.
Attitude of Gratitude as a Spiritual Path
n Attitude of Gratitude may be one of the most common threads to all religions, as either a path or a goal. In MSI’s commentary on the Yoga Sutra’s of Patanjali (considered the most ancient document on consciousness), MSI indicates it is both: “What is the ultimate use of the intellect? To decide to appreciate rather than condemn. The last step is also the first.” An Attitude of Gratitude is more than thinking three things to be grateful for at the end of each day. An Attitude is something that is inherent and constant. The Bible describes an Attitude of Gratitude succinctly in Ephesians 5:20” Giving thanks always for all things unto God.” Science is finally beginning to catch up with religion. Grateful people are happier. Research shows that gratitude leads to a stronger immune system, healthier blood pressure, greater joy, optimism, and sense of overall well-being, acting with more generosity and compassion, less aggressive, lower levels of stress hormones in their blood, and feeling less lonely and isolated,. With this many benefits for short time periods and activities, imagine what a permanent Attitude of Gratitude could do. Just searching for what I am grateful for helps the brain by upping the neurotransmitter dopamine (similar to Wellbutrin without any side effects) as well as increasing serotonin in the anterior cingulate cortex (similar to Prozac). Let’s face it, sometimes we don’t FEEL grateful! This is important to notice but still move forward. Gratitude can be cultivated. Choosing by faith to thank God in spite of intense feelings of depression, disappointment, or anxiety is deeply spiritual. If you wait until you feel grateful to thank the Creator, you will feel less and less grateful. But if you choose to thank Source regardless of how you feel, you will feel more grateful more often. Our mind can only do one thing at a time; this may be a curse, but it is also our great blessing. We can choose to follow the stories in the mind (“they did this to me…” or time spent in judgement of others or our circumstances), or we can find something to appreciate. Turning to
gratitude releases us from anxiety; we cannot be stressed/anxious and grateful at the same time! It is important to realize the connection between the mind and the body. Everything that happens to the mind also happens to the body, but the mind is supreme. While we may experience a feeling such as anger (in the body), with our mind we can forge a new brain/body stimulus via appreciation or gratitude (see Upward Rising Current). One of the greatest natural laws is, “what we focus on grows”. Focus on gratitude opens you to new synchronistic possibilities. Everyone has shadows that keep them from experiencing the Light that is around at all times. It is important not to ignore these shadows or feelings, as that doesn’t get us anywhere. In Enlightenment MSI states, “with praise alone, one can completely erase all selfdestructive beliefs and internal programs.” In practice, I was amazed as I began to expand consciousness through Praise, there was enough “space” inside to experience both appreciation even while experiencing anger or sadness! Notice the focus on Appreciation, not getting rid of the so-called negative feelings, for the latter puts the attention on the negative feelings! A friend of mine who committed to a practice of Gratitude, I will call John, was called into his boss’ office one day. As much as he thought John a wonderful employee, they had decided to eliminate that function from the office. Even as his boss was giving him the news, he was using his practice. Finding an openness through gratitude, John realized that he took this job to prove to his family that he was capable of it. Before the boss finished speaking, John was able to move on. Had he not had a practice of Gratitude, he could have gone through a lot of emotional stress and trauma, possibly becoming a victim to his life. Instead, he was ready to move on to find greater purpose in his life. Max Lucado illustrates another aspect of gratitude with one of his parables. One day, someone knocks on your door and gives you $100. You are pretty grateful. The next day, it happens again. Still grateful? Probably. However, after this
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happens daily for a week or so, you are standing at the door awaiting your $100. What happens if they bypass your door and go to the next house to give them your $100? In the daily rhythm of life, it is easy to feel entitled to our status, health, wealth, etc. Another natural law is that with every desire, the outcome is present; with every problem, the solution is there. Why do we not see it? Most often we are locked away from our faith due to judgement, and cannot even see what is already manifest around us, let alone the possibilities that we could create. If life is difficult for a time, it is important to remember this: As in the book/movie “The Shack,” Papa says that even though evil things happen, God is not orchestrating or creating them. However, God still has the ability to work through them to create good in your life, even in spite of the circumstances. Gratitude helps us be open to that Good to come in. The only monument in the world built to honor a bug is located in Fort Rucker, Alabama. The Mexican boll weevil invaded Southeast Alabama in 1915 destroying 60 percent of the cotton crop.
In desperation, the farmers changed their crop to peanuts. By 1917 the peanut industry had become so profitable that the county harvested more peanuts than any other county in the nation. In gratitude, the people of the town erected a statue and inscribed these words, "In profound appreciation of the boll weevil, and what it has done as the herald of prosperity." Good can come through any circumstance if we let it. Every day, we are either expanding or contracting. Many options are available to “work on ourselves” to increase faith, develop compassion, improve our behaviors, be more loving, etc. Alternatively, all of these are accomplished as a by-product of the focus of mastering the Attitude of Gratitude. Joyti Ishaya teaches an extremely simple and profound practice based on Attitudes of Praise, Gratitude, Love, and Compassion brought to the west by MSI called The Art of Ascension as taught by the Ishayas. For more information see www.artofascension.com or email Jyoti.email@example.com.
The Simplicities of Gratitude that Uplift Us
dentifying things to be grateful for is an assignment frequently heard and read in our times. Books exclaim the rewards to be discovered when pinpointing these ditties, podcasts proclaim the advantages to be reaped, and many coaches base their practices on the concept of gratitude. Succinctly put, Marie Forleo the coaching maven of marieforleo.com reveals, “Gratitude attracts more reasons to be grateful.” Yet in my own practice of mediumship, I find that for a number of people who are grieving, depressed or otherwise sad, identifying things to be grateful for can be a cumbersome task. It is for those who struggle with ferretingout things they appreciate and are thankful for, that I write this article. Too,
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it is written as a reminder of the importance of practicing gratitude, that others should find this piece of assistance. Finding what’s good in life comes quickly to some, while others struggle with the search for the good. As I scribe this article, it is post-severe hurricanes in the United States and islands south, with another on the way. It is the week of the Las Vegas massacre. Atrocities seem to be increasing in frequency and intensity. It is during these challenging times that rising above the awfulness is particularly important. Doing so not only elevates our own energy, but adds to the collective Spirit-of our Universe. It is one-little-bit that we do have control over. It is a contribution that we can make. Media coverage includes death, destruction and mayhem. Yet at the same time, the human response of goodness, kindness is overwhelming. Thank you for the love of people their time, resources, talents and thought. Fact is, in spite of nasty weather, we are surrounded by beauty in Nature. At this time of year fence lines can be searched for the glimpse a spider creating a web, and laying eggs. What a detailed process to be found! Be grateful for the opportunity to observe it. Sunshine can be blinding in it’s magnificent power. Feel it’s warmth and be grateful. Viewing a dairy cow in a field be grateful that it is out on the range roaming free, eating grasses that early on in the season were warmed by the sun, and fed by the rain. Thank you sun. Thank you rain. Thank you grass. Thank you cow. A mama birthed that cow; thank you Mama! The farmer owns and cares for the cow, collecting milk to be processed into a
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variety of products the consumer benefits from. There are drivers who transport the milk to a dairy where employees use equipment invented by a genius, to form the cheese, the milk, the cream, etc. Containers and packaging likewise are invented, manufactured and delivered. The employees mostly are transported to the dairy by their own vehicles. What a wonderful country we live in where transportation is available to the masses, and mass transportation fabricated and used. On and on and on the obvious presents for our acknowledgement and gratitude. Yet, we miss it. We see the dairy cow in the field, and perhaps we think, “Oh. A cow,” as we continue on. Plucking just one thing out of that field - the blade of grass, the cow, the farmer, etc. and being grateful is so important. Give this exercise that back-tracks one through things to be grateful for, by choosing anything as a starting point. “Think left and think right and think up and think high. Oh, the things you can think up if only you’ll try,.” Dr. Seuss encourages us! Many years ago I was driving in a funeral procession of a fallen police officer with that jurisdiction’s States Attorney. As he lamented about the responsibility of his job as the chief law enforcement officer of that area, he wondered aloud the degree to which the general public cared about those that serve their communities. I said, “Do you realize the people that do wish you well?” He became still. I continued, “In countless churches every week, in collective prayer, people pray for elected officials, among many other people and things.” This was a new consideration for him. Prayer and church certainly are not everyone’s cup of tea. However, the point is: all of the time in the World people are praying or thinking or meditating about YOU. We pray for the hungry, the disenfranchised, the needy, those hurt and depressed, the physically and mentally ill. We pray for our neighbors, our co-workers, emergency responders, and doctors and other helpers. This holds us up. Gratitude and prayer hold us on common ground in a World brimming with differences.
Anger and hatred hold us back from being grateful. Buddha proclaimed, “Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.” Anger and hatred can be reframed with searching our souls. Plucking something good out of something opposite can be achieved. This may require intestinal fortitude. Instead, when we turn anger into gratitude, we affirm to the Universe that a life, or a thing, or an action are valuable. Joanna Hunter, a soul -centered business coach and, selfproclaimed ‘Mistress of Woo Woo’ notes, “I am surrounded by beauty and abundance.” Her constant awareness of this equates to part of the base from which she approaches the world. In her book, Get Selfish - The Way is Through, Hunter capitalizes on the premise that gratitude is the basis of a great life, resulting in the abundance we seek, and even more. As we catch ourselves with negative thinking, writing, or using non-productive speech, Forleo cautions, “What we say to ourselves in the privacy of our own minds matters.” Marcus Aurelius, (121 180 A.D.) remarked, “When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.” Hunter suggests something similar, suggesting upon waking, “I am excited about today,” while noting things she’s grateful for. “Love is simple,” a lovely song written by k.d. Lang from her album Hymns of the 49th Parallel” (2004) could have been easily retitled, “Gratitude is Simple.” It is simple. Gratitude is free. The plethora of subjects for it are plentiful. Noting gratitude is a process of awareness about ourselves and our World. Changing the way we think by making note and acknowledging gratitude uplifts us, and uplifts the World. Traci Bray, BS/MA Medium Kansas City, Missouri http:// tracibray.com, http:// Facebook.com/ TraciBrayMedium 913.940.0754
November 2017 Happy birthday Scorpio! Wonderful changes happen in relationships! Meditate to forgive and release past difficulties so you can open up to what life offers you now! Make a list of disappointments, betrayals, and hurt feelings that happened over the past two years (a Mars cycle). Maybe these events reflect a longer pattern and childhood issues. Sorting through subconscious past pain brings it to light so it dissolves. Forgive yourself, too, because you are worthy of love from others, the Universe, and from yourself! Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21 It’s awesome to dream and fantasize about a fulfilling future, but also use your imagination to make a specific plan to manifest your ideal life! You could have weekly accountability meetings with a spiritually-minded friend who believes in your possibilities. You’ll take actions that lead to the success your soul has already created for you! Whether career, health, relationships or prosperity, you can achieve it if you keep moving ahead step by step each day, and not just thinking about it.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)
Gemini (May 21 – June 20)
Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22)
You love words, idea and debating. This can come across as argumentative, when actually you’re passionate about discussing concepts. Observe this and see when you need to make others aware of the difference between your intense excitement and anger. Yet, it’s important to meditate on how you _can_ subconsciously cause arguments when you fear intimacy and “need” to push someone away. Practice feeling still and safe in your own skin. Also practice quieting your mind and being ok with inner silence.
Thinking self-loving thoughts and speaking kind words of affirmation to yourself changes your life! Also don’t complain about circumstances or speak negative ideas about yourself. Yes, you can improve yourself and your life . . . but first love and forgive yourself, others and circumstances. Be poised, present and soothing — just as you’d be for someone else! Then your mind will be receptive to intuitive solutions, which you can lovingly implement. Also, it’s a great prosperity month!
Cancer (June 21 – July 22)
Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)
You might feel vulnerable because a new relationship is going to a deeper level. Or perhaps your inner spiritual work is opening doors in your long-term partnership. Watch out for starting little arguments when you’ve been feeling intimate. Alert your loved one that you could create a “push away” and be open to let him/her tell you if it happens. In meditation, you’re on the verge of a breakthrough, so beware of feeling bored or being inconsistent. The sense of spiritual intimacy with the Universe can challenge you as well.
As a relationship develops, be aware of unconscious pattern family patterns that hijack your emotions. Of course, be vigilant of this happening in long standing partnerships, too! The Universe wants to heal your heart and let love flourish. Observe yourself for sudden mood shifts, negative thinking, or wanting to criticize your loved one. Don’t act on those impulses! Write them down, and meditate on their source. Insights will come, then you can have open conversation and move forward positively with choices based in the present, not automated reactions form the past!
It’s an amazing prosperity month, so meditate on the spiritual principles of money . . . and also on your self-worth so you can increase your capacity to receive financial blessings! Abundance can also come in the form of feeling more love from others; eating higher quality food to honor your body; shedding negative beliefs about sexuality so you can feel more pleasure; and feeling connected to your life force to experience more joy. Set goals with loving enthusiasm and follow through because you deserve the results!
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22)
centeredness shifts them when you’re around!
Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20) You’ll have many breakthroughs in your ability to trust and to release fears of intimacy. Meditate to remember past wounds, betrayals and disappointments. Forgive these experiences, knowing the past doesn’t determine your future. Yet be open to see patterns so you don't repeat them. Make sure you bond with those who honor your thoughts and feelings, and be brave enough to be your authentic self with those people! You can also have good news about work, or even start a friendship with a colleague.
This is an awesome career month! You can get a great new job or a significant promotion. Your intuition is especially strong now, so meditation gives you “insider tips” for even more success. You’ll be able to figure out problems easily, or know how to deal with difficult characters at work. Be sure to balance work with play. Make new friends, or explore new hobbies. Even “rediscovering” old friends can be surprising as you find out you have more in common that you thought, or you inspire each other in different ways that enrich you both.
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18)
This is a wonderful relationship month! Balance your desire to work on yourself emotionally and spiritually with the ability to open to the joy of the moment. Sometimes when you see your imperfections and how you can grow and change, you feel undeserving of love. Meditate on swimming in an ocean of belonging and acceptance-as you are today. You are loved while “being imperfect”! You can receive even more as you evolve. This same idea applies to financial abundance. You deserve wealth NOW-and- in the future!
Like Capricorns, it’s a great career month! Meditate on prosperity; read books on spirituality and money; and put those ideas into practice. Begin a tithing practice to reap incredible abundance! Try active forms of meditation this month and next — yoga, qigong, walking meditation, or even ecstatic dance. Movement quiets your mind more easily than just sitting. You’ll also get intuitions about handling family issues. Even just your spiritual
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Make your home beautiful by releasing stuff you don’t need. Add new pieces that represent the “new you”. Having an “environmental make over” reminds you of the “remodeling” you’re doing in your emotional world. Your meditation practice reaps many rewards of letting go of old subconscious patterns so you feel happy and free . . . especially in areas of family, childhood issues and prosperity blocks. Create affirmations and say them in the mirror with enthusiasm until you believe them!
Aluna Michaels is a second-generation astrologer. 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 (no texting please), or text (248) 583-1663 or visit www.alunamichaels.com
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THE YOGA STUDIO (a division of the Yoga School of Therapeutics) 10400 W. 103rd, #14, Overland Park. All levels, teacher’s training and new flow classes 913 492 9594 www.theyogastudio.com
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NOVEMBER 1 DAY OF THE DEAD CEREMONY Led by Ginny Farney, we will connect with and honor our loved ones who have crossed over, and then celebrate with them. Decorate a coffin, answer the Phone in the Wind, dance and tell stories around the fire. BRING: Offerings for the ancestors (candles, flowers, their favorite foods) and a pic of your loved ones. 6:30 p.m.—10 p.m. 7440 Springfield St., Prairie Village, KS RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org, or 913961-3796 NOVEMBER 3, 4, AND 5 ORACLES OF AQUARIUS PSYCHIC FAIR Come get readings, healings, aura photographs, massages, Akashic Records and more. No admission fee. All readings $30 from leading readers. Aquarius, 3936 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64111 816931-6303 NOVEMBER 3-4 WOMENS HEALTH SUMMIT AT UNITY VILLAGE Come home. Return to Eden. Join us for the Women's Health Summit at Unity Village. Register at www.drjillstrom.com/ return-to-eden2 NOVEMBER 4 INTUITIVE READING AND DRAWING NIGHT With Tammy Barton and Sheri Woxland At The Healing Place 816-415-2607 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. $25.00 per person. During this wonderful evening you will receive special messages from your loved ones who have crossed over and guidance from your angels and spirit guides.
NOVEMBER 10 "SOME ENCHANTED EVENING" GALA & AUCTION BENEFIT AT UNITY TEMPLE ON THE PLAZA 6-9 p.m.; $50/ticket includes fabulous food, open bar, live entertainment. www.unitytemple.com
NOVEMBER 11 DRUM MAKING WORKSHOP at Reinvent Your Health Create and make your own 14 or 16 drum with Elk or Buffalo hide. To sign up visit www.AtTheHealingPlace.com or call 816-415-2607.
DECEMBER 2 TCM CUPPING & MYOFASCIAL DECOMPRESSION 8 CEU hours. Contact Wellspring School of Allied Health 816-523-9140 or enroll at www.wellspring.edu
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DECEMBER 2 CUSTOMER APPRECIATION AND NOVEMBER 14 HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE CORE STAR ENERGY HEALING with Reinvent Your Health and At The CLINIC Healing Place. 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Experience the benefits of energy healing. Come celebrate the 1 year anniversary of 6045 Martway, Suite 104, Mission, KS Reinvent Your Health ~ A New Reservations 913-831-4422 7:15 p.m. $20 Approach to Health Care and enjoy www.CoreStarEnergyHealing.com holiday sale prices on inspirational gifts and massages. Location: 17331 E. US NOVEMBER 15 Hwy 40, Suite 101, Independence, MO PACHAKUTI MESA COMMUNITY 64055 816-272-4877, LINK UP CEREMONY www.ReinventYourHealth.com, This month, we will focus on thanks and www.AtTheHealingPlace.com giving. We will write letters of gratitude to someone in our lives - just because DECEMBER 7 and together we will create 5 sacred HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE despacho offerings to be given to the 5 Come find the perfect gift for that unique directions. person on your list. Great gifts, music, 7—10 p.m. and free gift wrapping. 7 a.m.-9 Amy and Baldwin's House, 7207 p.m. Unity Village Bookstore, 1901 NW Dearborn St., Overland Park, KS Blue Parkway, Unity Village, MO 816-251 RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org, or 816-456 -3578, www.unityvillage.org/bookstore. -3128 DECEMBER 9 NOVEMBER 18 INTRODUCTION TO ENERGY MOON LODGE HEALING In honor of the energies of the New This is an informational and experiential Moon, we are stepping into the energy of workshop for people to expand their deep rest. Discover what that means for knowledge and practical capabilities for you as a wombman, and why it's working healing energy. Cost $125. 10 important to experience this time of year. a.m.-5 p.m. 6045 Martway #104, Mission, 7—10 p.m. KS 66202 Yeshe's home (address provided upon www.CoreStarEnergyHealing.com RSVP) RSVP email@example.com, DECEMBER 9 or (785)979-0300 (text is best) HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE AND CUSTOMER APPRECIATION NOVEMBER 18 & 19 SALE NEURAL RESET THERAPY: At The Healing Place 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 UPPER BODY p.m. Come celebrate and enjoy holiday With Ralph Stephens 16 CEU hours. sale prices on inspirational gifts and Contact Wellspring School of Allied massages. Location: 1539 Maple Woods Health 816-523-9140 or enroll Dr. Liberty, MO 64068. 816-415-2607, at www.wellspring.edu www.AtTheHealingPlace.com
TAROT FOR EVERYONE Ongoing Tuesday evenings. Learn the cards, practice doing readings with others and increase your confidence. From beginning students to advanced, all can benefit! Cat RunningElk began as a professional reader over twenty years ago and brings her wisdom and guidance in this safe environment so you can grow. Go to https:// runningelkalmostdaily.wordpress.com/ tarot-classes/ for more information. 7 – 8:30 p.m. $20 drop in. Call or email for directions to Cat’s Place. firstname.lastname@example.org 863-529-1866 www.catrunningelk.com
NOVEMBER 28 CORE STAR ENERGY HEALING CLINIC Experience the benefits of energy healing. 6045 Martway, Suite 104, Mission, KS Reservations 913-831-4422 7:15 p.m. $20 www.CoreStarEnergyHealing.com
ONGOING MASTERING THE INTUITIVE ARTS Ongoing Monday evenings. Develop your gifts in a fun and supportive atmosphere with Cat RunningElk. Each week we gather for guided meditation, connect with one another, your spiritual guides and bring wisdom through for all. Go to https:// runningelkalmostdaily.wordpress.com/
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SERENITY PAUSE™ MEDITATION 7 DAYS A WEEK - 365 DAYS A YEAR, 12:10 p.m. to 12:40 p.m. and 5:30pm to 6 p.m. Both chairs and mat/cushions are provided.. Includes mediation instruction and time to sit. Unity Temple on the Plaza-707 W 47th Street, KC, MO 64112. REIKI CIRCLE Unity Church of Overland Park –10300 Antioch, OPKS. 2nd and 4th Mondays 7-9 p.m. Love offering. All welcome. Receive a Reiki treatment. For flier email email@example.com 816-523-4440 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 clients have been experiencing a reduction 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 U-NITE INTERSPIRITUAL SERVICE Join us at Unity Temple on the Plaza for our weekly 'interspiritual' service SUNDAYS 4:30-5:30PM (YOUTH PROGRAM available for ages 5+). www.uthrive-in-unity.com
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