October 2015 ~ Vol.VII, Issue 8
in Kansas City
A Guide for Conscious Living
Energy as Medicine Depression Treatment Without Drugs Choose Peace The Wormhole Experience EVOLVINGâ&#x20AC;ŚIN KANSAS CITY
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Departments Do No Harm: Prevent Yoga Injuries
Beyond the Law of Attraction
The Wormhole Experience
Journey to Wholeness
Depression Treatment Without Drugs
A Personal and Philosophical Chat with Julia Cameron
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Using Astrology to Manifest What You Want Revelations
Energy as Your Medicine
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Every Decade is Different Liquid Wisdom
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News & Tips
Atlantis & Lemuria:The Lost Continents Revealed! Comes to Bookshelves Light Technology Publishing announced the release of Tom T. Moore’s latest book, ATLANTIS & LEMURIA: The Lost Continents Revealed! (ISBN 978-162233-037-9). Sixty thousand years ago, Earth had two more continents than it does today, each larger than what we now know as Australia. Why are they no longer there? Mr. Moore says, “One of these additional continents, Atlantis, was located in the Atlantic Ocean between North America and Africa. The other, Lemuria, was located in the Pacific Ocean near present-day Japan.” In this book, Mr. Moore states that you'll learn all about these huge continents and the great civilizations who called them home before destroying themselves in two horrific wars. He says there were several million people living on each continent for over 50,000 years. How could they just disappear? Where did the Adam and Eve story originate? Why did the Cro-
Magnons and Neanderthals disappear? When did the actual story of Noah and the great flood happen? Were there three destructions of Atlantis as Edgar Cayce related? What was their daily life like? What was the Crystal power the Atlanteans used? What was the "Land of Oz?" “All of these questions are answered in my book,” he states. Mr. Moore says their daily life was quite similar to that in the modern day. He compares it to the differences between living in modern day North America and living in Europe or Asia. He says that greed for power finally corrupted these two societies, which resulted in their destruction in two final battles—worse than any war in modern times. Mr. Moore is an award-winning author. His previous books have included THE GENTLE WAY series, plus FIRST CONTACT: Conversations with an ET. He’s a frequent speaker and radio/TV guest. He is also the CEO of an international film distribution company.
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Do No Harm: Prevent Yoga Injuries BY SUZETTE SCHOLTES
am too stiff for yoga,” the man said when he walked in. I assured him taught properly no one is too stiff. Then a young lady walks in holding her elbow. She tore muscles at her gym yoga class with too many yoga push ups. I sent her home to protect her arm and suggested she seek medical help. Many regard yoga as a physical fitness routine rather more than a transformation pathway. Why try a class? Students share a variety of reasons: ease stress, lose weight, become more flexible, or release back, neck/ shoulder or hip pain. Few share their wish to overcome limitations, ego, or evolve as a person. And that’s okay. One of the key roles of the teacher is to keep yoga safe. Transformation of bad habits, a change of attitude, or learning how to manage stress may or may not happen; but, injury can be avoided if the teacher is certified and/or credentialed. In my 30 years of practice, I sustained one injury when I did not pay attention to my pose and pulled a muscle. It was a good lesson. I always pay attention and back off when I know it may be too difficult or at risk for how my body responds that day. Doing no harm is a philosophy called “ahisma” or creating non-violence in our minds, actions, words and thoughts. It’s a tall order indeed! Our thoughts of guilt, shame, resentment, disappointment all have seeds of “violence” within them. Non-violence is unconditional love. It holds true compassion for self and others.
How to avoid injury 1. Find your breath and keep it strong throughout your practice. 2. Avoid comparing your pose to anyone in the room. Comparison feeds ego. 3. Understand alignment principles which will protect your joints and prevent injury.
4. As you learn to align the energy or “prana” flows into every fiber of your being 5. Think of a three story building. What might topple if footings were shaky or out of frame? 6. A good teacher knows how to modify poses. Always inform he/she about current health challenges. 7. Practice at home and observe. Where do you feel compression? Where are your edges? Do you enter a pose with willfulness or mindfulness? The gift of self -awareness yoga gives is priceless. Now you have tools to turn-around anxiety and fears. You will become aware when you trip yourself up with your own ego or limitations. Your mental, emotional, and physical health soars to new heights. “Do no harm” to self or others becomes part of your heart and your thinking on a daily basis; and yes, you will, help make this world a better place. While setting goals or plans affirm, “I create this or better with harm to none.” Then watch the universe open doors for you beyond your imagination! Stay safe, reader friend.
Suzette Scholtes’ non-fiction writing won the prestigious “Writers Digest” award. Her passions are writing and yoga and she feels one needs a sense of humor for both. She founded The Yoga School of Therapeutics where she manages one of the region’s prestige teacher training programs. 10400 W. 103rd Street, Overland Park. www.theyogastudio.com email@example.com 913 492-9594.
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BY JUDE LACLAIRE, PH.D.
he intersection of science and sacred traditions is a place of great interest, new learning and, hopefully, profound insight into ideas and practices that make our lives richer. Let’s look at some of these belief systems. Chief Seattle, speaking in Duwamish in 1854, was reported by Dr. Henry A. Smith to have said, “ This we know: All things are connected like the blood that unites us. We did not weave the web of life, We are merely in it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.” Buddhism, a 2,500 year old philosophy, teaches: “At the most fundamental level of life itself, there is no separation between ourselves and the environment…everything around us, including work and family relationships, is the reflection of our inner lives.”(Buddhism in Action for Peace) Buddhism also teaches that everything exists in one eternal moment and that cause and effect are simultaneous. Quantum Physics, something I don’t pretend to understand, talks about entanglement which says that particles on opposite sides of the universe can be intrinsically linked so that they share information instantly. The rules of time and space, as we have known them, do not apply. Chaos theory, sometimes called the butterfly effect, postulates that a butterfly’s wing flap may initiate a disturbance that ultimately leads to a hurricane or other phenomenon across the world. Simultaneous cause and effect are occurring. Beginning to see some parallels? Jill Bolte Taylor, Ph.D., experienced these realities in her life when she had a left brain stroke at the age of thirty-eight. She relates her story in My Stroke of Insight, detailing her four hour stroke episode, her recovery process and learning from all of this. Dr. Taylor is, by training, a neuro-anatomist, and had been studying brains for some time. The morning of the stroke, she knew something was wrong, but as her left brain became more impaired and the right brain was dominant, something very amazing happened. She was thinking very differently. “What a bizarre living being I am. Life! I am life! I am a sea of water inside this membrane pouch. Here in this form, I am a conscious mind and this body is the vehicle through which I am ALIVE! I am trillions of cells sharing a common mind. I am here, now, thriving as life.” She had no ability to call 911 or
call for help. She was having an amazing transcendental experience of the ‘oneness of her body and mind, self and the environment.’ She felt no sense of the ego self, no anger or sadness, only deep inner peace. In the months and years following the stroke her goal was to keep the sense of deep inner peace alive in her daily life. She had no desire to return to her egotistical self that was stopped by her fears, anger, regrets and ambitions. She has come to believe that this is a choice for herself and for all of us. As she recovered the use of her left brain, she worked very hard to remember and use the great qualities of her right brain. When faced with anger, for example, she says “Moment by moment, I make the choice to either hook into my neurocircuitry or move back into the present moment, allowing that reaction to melt away as fleeting physiology.” This is a great example of taking charge of our lives, using the simultaneity of all experiences, the inter-connection as a tool of expanding our awareness and control. Using the knowledge of the breadth and depth of our experience, we can make healthy choices for creating peace, joy and positive action. It is simple, not easy. It takes practice, conscious awareness, lots of deep breathing and connecting with our many inner and outer resources. Let’s choose that peace!
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
Depression Treatment Without Drugs
BY DR, NANCY RUSSELL
epression used to have a very good outcome. If you went to your physician with symptoms of depression 30 to 40 years ago, he or she would tell you that you could and would get better. You’d be assured that most depression episodes run their course without specific interventions such as drug treatment. Now advertisements all but hypnotize you into believing that this drug or that will help you feel better – especially if it turns out that you’re one of the two-thirds of people on antidepressants who aren’t getting better. When it comes to side effects, many people are aware of the common ones, such as sexual dysfunction and sleeplessness. Or that others, like substantial weight gain and increased glucose and lipid metabolism, can be so unpleasant that people on these drugs just stop taking them. Exercise: One of Nature’s Best Alternatives to Maintaining Good Mental Health A Duke University team studied three groups that tried exercise only, exercise plus drugs, and drugs only, to see what treatment best treated depression. They found that after six weeks, the drug-only group was doing a tiny bit better than the other two groups. The drug used was Zoloft. It was hypothesized that the best stay-well rate would be those with drugs plus exercise. But they were wrong! Ten months later, it was the exercise-only group that was most successful in maintaining wellness! The follow-up study, which followed the same participants for an additional six months, found that patients who continued to exercise after completing the initial trial were much less likely to see their depression return. Only eight percent of patients in the exercise group had their depression return, while 38 percent of the drug-only group and 31 percent of the exercise -plus-drug group relapsed.
Nutrition Also Plays an Important Part It’s already known that many additives, preservatives and food colorants can cause behavioral changes and sugar should definitely be on this list. One of the most recent and highly plausible theories that explain sugar’s impact on your mood and mental health is the connection between sugar and chronic inflammation. Other studies have also found significant links between high-sugar diets and mental health problems such as depression and schizophrenia, even though they were not focused on the presence of inflammation per se. For example, a 2004 study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry found that a higher dietary intake of refined sugar and dairy products predicted a worse 2-year outcome of schizophrenia. As explained by Dr. Russell Blaylock, high sugar content and starchy carbohydrates lead to excessive insulin release, which can lead to falling blood sugar levels, or hypoglycemia. Hypoglycemia, in turn, causes your brain to secrete glutamate in levels that can cause agitation, depression, anger, anxiety, panic attacks, and an increase in suicide risk. The dietary answer for treating depression is to severely limit sugars, especially fructose, as well as grains. How the Sun Can Influence a “Sunnier Disposition” One study found people with the lowest levels of vitamin D were 11 times more prone to be depressed than those who received healthy doses. I strongly recommend optimizing your vitamin D levels, by sunlight and taking a high-quality vitamin D supplement, to your list of depression fighters. Ask your healthcare practitioner to check your blood level to make sure you are not toxic as vitamin D3 is a fat soluble vitamin. An ideal level is 60
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• REIKI SESSIONS • REIKI CLASSES • CEU’S FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS to 80 with the normal range being 30 to 100. What To Do if You’re Already on Medication for Depression What you want is a cautious approach to discontinuing prescription drugs and you need to do this with the assistance of a qualified and knowledgeable clinician who can slowly wean you off over a period of a few weeks or months. Assessing neurotransmitters with a simple urine test can determine what amino acids, minerals and herbs can help naturally balance brain chemistry and assist in helping depression, anxiety, insomnia and lack of focus. Always remember these three primary factors: exercise, addressing emotional stress, and eating right…whether you want to overcome depression, feel happier or just want to stay healthy.
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.
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BY GLORIA GALE
teeped in history and tradition, the ancient art of brewing tea blossoms in the heart of our community. You won’t find any tea balls at the Stacie Robertson’s tea shop. “That’s because a tea ball tortures the tea leaves. There must be enough room for each leaf to unfold and become infused in order to release flavor," she explains. This is but one nugget espoused by Robertson, tea aficionado and owner of the Tea Market in Kansas City’s Crestwood Shops. As passionate as she is about the many aspects of tea, walk into her shop and it’s hard not to ogle over the sheer volume of 90 whole leaf loose teas properly stored in ceramic canisters. Look beyond the tea to find an array of accoutrements that will dazzle the novice or ‘Teavangelist’ (as Robertson calls her loyal tribe). “You’ve got to have the right tools as well as the right ingredients. I don’t sell cute, dustables, I sell functional tea equipment from pots and kettles to books, mugs, cups, and infusers,” says Robertson. The tea shop of her dreams didn’t happen overnight, however. “When I opened the shop in 2002 the Kansas City area was a wasteland for the tea drinker. The only availability was a smattering of 4-ounce tins you couldn’t even open to smell,” she says. That’s when Robertson’s idea of opening a tea shop started to bubble. She poured her entrepreneurial spirit and patience into learning the intricacies of brewing. After years of reading books, attending seminars, participating in workshops and Professional Series classes Robertson received her Certified Tea Specialist designation from the Specialty Tea Institute in Connecticut. She caught the curve as the popularity of tea exploded on the cultural scene. “According to the Tea Association of the U.S.A. Inc. the millennials are propelling the tea market. Within the 18-35 year old demographic, tea is trending upward. This age group wants to experience more than coffee,” says Robertson. Today, Robertson proudly boasts an expert staff trained to help the un-initiated discover a customized blend right down to the gram. She admits, “We are all about fussing over a perfectly brewed, artisan cup of tea for our customers. Taking a cue from coffee shops that routinely hand-finish a cup of coffee; we’ve opened a Tea Bar in
the shop complete with a reverse osmosis water filtration system. Now anyone can stop in and have a cup of tea to go.” Beyond her retail shop, other culinarians in the area are taking notice. Robertson’s signature blends are featured at Dolce Bakery, Woodside Racquet Club and Aixois.
Tackling the learning curve Her classroom is the downstairs level of her shop. Here Robertson provides a series of classes to customers who want to learn more about the history and complexities of tea. “It’s not just dumping tea into a pot of boiling water. Coaxing the most out of the leaves to change water into an aromatic brew comes down to an experience,” she says. Robertson adds, “I want people to know the Tea Market is a retail shop with the heart of a teacher. I teach various classes from Matcha, (The Mother of All Green Tea) to the Fundamentals of Tea. Every quarter, I host an Afternoon Tea pairing five teas with scones, sandwiches, soup, tart, and dessert.” And she’s happy with the uptick in customers wanting to know the difference among the various varieties including: white, black, green, oolong, and herbal infusions. Every once in a while there’s an amusing stickler. “A good customer brought in three friends. Everyone was in high spirits but I wasn’t able to win them over until...exasperated, my customer said to her friends, ‘I don’t get it–you can’t drink vodka all day!’ Admittedly, this was a teachable moment.” Tea Market, 329 E. 55th Street, Kansas City, MO 64113 Phone: 816-822-9TEA (832)
No matter how you slice it, Gloria Gale is a foodie. Professionally, she’s an experienced writer covering everything from soup to nuts for the local gastronomy scene and enjoyed on-air banter as one of KCUR’s Food Critics.
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BY DR, BETHANY KLUG
used to be able to eat whatever First, reduce toxins that go into your I wanted and not gain weight.” body. Filter your water. Buy organic Every decade is different. vegetables and fruits. Eat wild fish and “I used to have all the energy I game, and grass-fed to point of slaughter needed on seven hours sleep.” meat and poultry. Clear the most common Every decade is different. inflammation-promoting foods from your “My knees just can’t take running diet: milk products, gluten-containing anymore” grains, and sugar. Every decade is different. I’m saying Second, assist your body in clearing this a lot lately. toxins from your body. Start your day with Your body is constantly renewing itself 1 Tbsp natural apple cider vinegar mixed in seven-year cycles, it is often said. So you with 1 Tbsp lemon juice. Add a small really are completely different every amount of local honey if needed. Drink as decade. How you take care a shot or add water. of yourself influences how Hydrate to help your body “Your body is you will feel in the years to flush toxins out of your come. constantly renewing body. Eat two servings of Here are some simple vegetables with every meal, itself, in a seven year including breakfast—get things you can do from a Food First perspective to cycle, it is often said. that? Have a liquid diet day help you enjoy what each every other month. A day of So you really are smoothies, juices, pureed decade offers. Hydrate. I often think soups, and broth can give completely different your of aging as a slow drying body a break from out. Compare the moist assimilation, allowing it to every decade.” skin and fat rolls of a direct its energies toward healthy baby to the dry hanging skin most elimination. Ready for more? Juice fast for of us will have in our 70’s and 80’s, if not a week to 10 days two-to-three times a before. And it’s just not your skin, it’s your year. entire body! Dehydrated organs don’t Remember, you can successfully work well, so take your body weight and change only 20 percent of your habits at divide it by two. That’s the number of one time. So pick something and stick with ounces of water to drink every day. Add a it for three months, then choose another. quart more for every 30 minutes you With every sip and every bite, you’ll be sweat. To the same end, reduce or shaping your next decade. Yum! eliminate dehydrating beverages such as alcohol, soda pop and coffee. Nourish. Your body needs live, fresh food to renew itself. Everything you eat or drink now is raw material for building you, today, tomorrow, and 10 years from now. So shop the edges of the grocery store, or better, get to your neighborhood farmers market. Reduce or eliminate packaged foods. Enjoy two fist-sized servings of vegetables with every meal, including Bethany Klug, DO created breakfast. Eat a small amount of cultured HealthSpan out of a deep wish: foods daily such as sauerkraut, kimchi or for everyone to experience kombucha. Try juicing. You can learn vibrant health. We go beyond the more about it my August column. Never conventional pill-for an-ill learned or forgot how to cook from approach to educate and inspire scratch? Find a cookbook and dive in or you so you can successfully make take a cooking class at a local health food positive steps toward greater store or holistic practitioner’s office. health and wellbeing. Forget the chef shows. Simple food is HealthSpan is also offering some quick, easy and delicious. excellent classes to help you add Detox. The daily activities of our some quick, easy and delicious metabolism cause us to accumulate waste. dishes to you weekly repertoire. Then add that we breathe, eat, drink, and Learn more at absorb via our skin toxins from our www.healthspankc.com or chemicalized world. 913-642-1900.
Using Astrology to Manifest What You Want
here are many tools available to help people use the law of attraction to manifest what they want in their lives. Some of the more common ways are meditation, mantras, and immersion. If you’ve tried those and found they don’t work for you, then an unusual, but precise, tool that could help you more easily achieve this is astrology. In astrology—the study of the stars—your natal chart or horoscope is a snapshot of the sky the moment you took your first breath. It details where the planets of the solar system were in relation to each other with the Earth being the center of the observer's scope. It’s your personal astrological signature. The ways the planets relate to each other correspond to themes and patterns in all areas of your life's development: What kind of impression you make on people, how you handle finances, what sort of career path you'll likely follow, what kind of partner you're attracted to, your family dynamics, health concerns, sex, love, travel, friendship, failure, and so much more. This is how astrology ties in with the law of attraction. Your astrological signature is a good indication of what comes more natural for you to manifest in your life. It also indicates your fears, worries, and obstacles. After all, one must not forget Sir Issac
BY CINDY MCKEAN
Newton’s third law of motion: for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. In other words, with the law of attraction comes the law of repulsion. While manifesting things in your life through the law of attraction, the law of repulsion is a perfect opportunity to purge the things you don’t want. That makes room for better things to come your way. Just like the planetary orbits, attraction and repulsion are in cycle with each other. Some of the cycles are personal while others occur to the population at large. Sometimes we carry with us the things we do not wish to have. In turn, the result is having too much of what you don’t want in your life. Your astrology chart may indicate areas where it’s better for you to let go in order to blossom. Your personal potential is indicated in your horoscope. For example, say your horoscope indicates that it would be hard to manifest money in your life. An astrologer can determine an opportune time for prosperity, regardless of your astrological signature, by looking at your transits. A transit is seeing where the planets are today and the impact they have on your personal horoscope. Having the power of that perspective lets you know that you aren't alone, imagining things, or out of control.
That kind of power will help you understand your past, why things are currently happening in your life, and what kind of things you can expect in your upcoming future. Understanding your own astrological signature will allow you to use your skill set at your very best to harness the law of attraction. Welcome to the power of your horoscope!
“Your astrological signature is a good indication of what comes more natural for you to manifest in your life.”
Cindy Mckean is proficient in astrology, tarot, palmistry, and dowsing. Though a scientist at heart, she felt there was more to life than what empirical evidence suggests. Thus began her journey into esoteric studies. Cindy offers private readings and classes in Astrology, Tarot, and Palmistry. She can be reached through her website www.KansasCityAstrology.com or by calling (816) 895-2545
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Beyond the Law of Attraction
t is safe to say that most of us would always welcome more positive experiences, events, and people into our life. By now, most people have heard of using the Law of Attraction to improve their lives, but what’s beyond the Law of Attraction? Let’s take this simple but sometimes elusive principle a step further and discover the Law of Receiving. In order to be able to receive what we are attracting we first need to know a few important steps. There are three important steps in the Law of Receiving: they are comprised of instinct, removing obstacles, and trust. The first step is to be connected to your instincts. In order to get any break in our day we are increasingly trying to set healthy boundaries with people and technology devices. On an average day we are overly consumed with “doing” tasks, leaving little time to tune into our feelings. I am not talking about all of our emotional feelings, but rather instinctual feelings. Instinct relies on a gut perception, an innate survival skill that all of us were born with. The Hindu deity Ganesha is a master at the second step in the law of receiving: removing obstacles. To completely remove an obstacle requires the mental, physical, and spiritual release. I would say that we are masters, like Ganesha, on the mental level, but need some guidance when it comes to the latter two. As a holistic abdominal health practitioner my job is often to take a patient from the mental obstacle and connect them to the physical obstruction in the their body.
BY ALEX JACKSON
They often have never previously connected these two together. Surprisingly, it only takes a few minutes to create this awareness in a patient, or for yourself at home. Start in a reclined position or lying on your back with a bolster under your knees. Take both hands and let your finger tips touch, then turn hands inward toward your abdomen. Inhale completely in the abdomen and on the exhale push downward in your abdomen until you meet resistance. Do this four to six times in different areas of the belly. Notice that you can go deeper in some areas, but there may be almost no movement in other areas. In addition, the places that have no movement often feel a physical discomfort associated with them. You may say this is just the way my abdomen has felt for years, so it is normal for me, but at what cost to receiving abundance in your life? Ganesha knew that if we stored obstacles internally we would not have the space left to receive the harmonies in life we so desire. This part is vital to take full advantage to the Law of Attraction. Yes, a baby-soft tummy is possible at any age. People are always amazed after an abdominal session; they can palpate anywhere in their abdomen with a deeper and even softer feel. In this clearing process the mental was known, the physical was discovered, the spiritual was released, and the patient’s clarity was restored. When we have not removed obstacles on all three of these levels we are making assumptions and decisions based on false
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truths. Thus, what your are attracting in your life is also unclear. Clarity comes from a deep connection within our core, our soul, and our spirit. This deep connection is where our true essence and natural instincts are. So, what happened to us, and how do we recover our natural instincts? Let’s use the example of a young child. Observe a young child’s behavior, they can easily discern between a person with positive or negative energy. This is often done with no verbalization, only instinct. Physically their body is very flexible, the abdomen is soft as a feather pillow and their head is not full of future or past events. Children are living in the moment, and because of their physical fluidity, information about people and the environment is received in their sensory preceptors and decisions are made. With every aging year our bodies seem to become less flexible. Rigidity has taken over and abdominal breathing is almost nonexistent. As children we began to listen to the adults around us, we hear their fears that become our fears. We hear their anger, that becomes our anger. We hear their sadness, that becomes our sadness, and so on with other emotions. The trouble is we don’t just hear these messages from adults on a mental level, we feel them, and our body usually traps them inside our gut. When we become an adult we are left with many negative feelings inside us that have a direct affect on our true instincts, thus limiting our ability to attract and receive what we desire.
Most of us can remember that last time we went to an event with family or friends and left with mixed feelings. Our energy felt good, but drained at the same time. If we had a clear unobstructed path to our “instinctual feelings,” I guarantee we would have left with an abundance of good energy. Our internal navigation system would be able to detect any negative energy from a mile away. When internal obstacles have been removed from our mental, physical, and spiritual self, we complete the final and third step in the Law of Receiving—trust. Allowing trust from within reinforces faith in our natural instinctual ability to attract and receive a harmonious loving life.
Alex Jackson LMT, NCTMB is a Holistic Health Practitioner specializing in Maya Traditional Medicine with over a decade of experience in treating Abdominal Health related issues. He is the owner of Centered Spirit, LLC, located in Brookside at 6306 Walnut St., Kansas City, MO 64113. www.centeredspirit.com. 816.225.9393. firstname.lastname@example.org
The Wormhole Experience
ere’s the thing: If you are reading this article, you are likely someone who is an explorer, open to new ideas, the infinite nature of our existence, and you are seeking a more profound spiritual connection. As spiritual explorers, we often become fascinated with the various spiritual tools available to us. We learn about and interact with crystals, spirit guides, angels, herbs, pendulums, tarot cards, meditative music…the list goes on. Perhaps you utilize these tools in environments that are in juxtaposition to exploration and then witness the energetic shift. In our journey today however, we will go a level deeper than these tools, as wonderful and fun and interesting as they may be. As an explorer, you weave your way through a tremendous amount of energy each day. Here on this planet, we physically experience gravity, density and the energy of the elements. And that is life. That is earthly existence, neutral in its nature, yet powerful in its forces. Today’s journey is about being in energetic alignment with our self, and navigating earthly forces and experiences from this place of strength and truth. So let’s begin by peering through the wormhole—the bridge between spacetime that connects you to your Divine and the energy of alignment. Foremost, one indicator of misalignment is when we can use words to describe our situation, and it is
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typically words like frustrated, stressed, stuck, and drained. Such words and the related feelings are the indicators of misalignment. There is no doubt that in our current collective consciousness the state of misalignment is more readily apparent, but is it really more prevalent? I invite you to personally challenge this notion in your consciousness. Step aside from what mainstream society and media is pointing toward and tune into your inner compass. You are a brilliant individual in an amazing collective of beings on an incredibly diverse blue orb in the middle of an expansive universe beyond your imagination. How dare you think you cannot shift into energetic alignment! So, let’s leave misalignment behind, for it will collapse our energetic wormholes. Energetic alignment occurs when we not only realize our divine connection, but we experience it. The energy of empowerment and truth arise as we match the frequency of our true nature. We sense love, bliss and oneness simultaneously and to such a degree that it is difficult if not impossible to explain the experience in words. How very interesting that most native songs do not translate into the English language, because words fall short of the experience! Immersing in nature supports our alignment because it reminds us of life, resets us in the understanding of cycles, and connects us with the spirit of
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exploration. But as you step outside, you are not simply getting fresh air, feeling the sun on your skin, or watching the bird fly. You are the air, the sun, and the bird. Music triggers our imagination, ignites our creativity, and transforms us. But, you are not just listening to a song, singing a song, or dancing to the song. You are the melody, the rhythm, the song itself. This is not just movement; this is a dance, a flow. And it is not outside of you, it is you. You are the movement, the dance and the flow. You are the experience. Let’s consider yet another angle of being in energetic alignment. If you call to an angel or spirit guide and ask for support, protection, or confidence, you are calling forth energetic alignment. A true “angel” or “guide,” another unique expression of the universe, will hold that space for you until you realize there is no separation between you and them. There are no words to describe them, no names, and no characteristics. You become the angel. You become the guide, and they become you. The beings that are truly connected to the energy of alignment, which connects you to source, hold space for you to be the energy of support, protection, or confidence. In this way, you know yourself as supported and supportive, protected and protective, confident for yourself and others. This is inner peace. So the idea here, the wormhole experience if you will, is that whatever spiritual tool you are utilizing or experiencing, you become the living realization of it. It is not something outside of you, rather part of your true energetic alignment. And if any tool or being is not in complimentary energetic frequency with you, it becomes no longer needed, no longer consulted, yet a glorious and valuable partner (albeit short-term) on your journey. That’s another really cool thing about energetic alignment: Releasing
what isn’t a match becomes effortless as you are more and more in alignment— another indicator! Practically speaking, how does one step into the wormhole of alignment and trust it not to collapse? How does one come into energetic alignment with oneself and maintain that space-time connection? Consider yourself the creator. Alignment strengthens the wormhole, misalignment collapses it. The wormhole is a vast tunnel of energy just waiting for you to dance through it, with it. Consider your favorite spiritual tool, close your eyes, and imagine that you are it. Become one with it, become it. Describe it with words until words fall short. Be sure to give yourself whatever space and time is needed with this energy. This is the energy that strengthens your wormhole and propels you on a luscious adventure through spacetime. It is valuable to strengthen your familiarity to it. Next, repeat with another tool, another angel or guide, and so on. What’s happening here!? Everyone is creating and existing in a place of energetic alignment. Individuals are shifting. The collective consciousness is shifting. The earth is shifting. Space-time is becoming one as each wormhole explodes with the energy of alignment to source. Words…they no longer…describe.
“The wormhole is a vast tunnel of energy just waiting for you to dance through it, with it.”
Stephanie Forcier is a Certified Teacher and Advanced Practitioner of the Akashic Records with over a decade of experience. Stephanie actively offers certification classes, events, workshops, and personal sessions. Her website is currently in the wormhole, being recreated. To contact Stephanie: email@example.com m, 816-260-2438 or www.facebook.com/ innerwisdomevolution.
Feature Rife (www.rifefrequencies.com) in the early to mid-1900s and are useful to boost cellular energy. I use an Erchonia laser (www.erchoniamedical.com), which is programmable for these frequencies to upregulate and energize the body with the BY TODD BORRON possibility to treat hundreds of ow much energy is your conditions. The cold laser safely body producing? When we infuses energy into the body at 635nm, generate abundant energy our which is the frequency that cells replicate. human bodies will flourish. Daily These frequencies allow an interaction energy requirements are needed to break between the cells and photons and affect down our foods, rebalance the meridians, the body at the cellular level. detoxify, fight off diseases processes, and The energy alters the cell membrane slow aging. When our body permeability and is absorbed by the stops manufacturing energy we cease to mitochondria. The mitochondria are the exist! Our bodies are 100 percent electric "Powerhouses" of the cells, producing ATP and run off of energy manufactured in the that is needed for every cell to be cells. We also conduct energy—have you healthy. The laser also accelerates cellular ever wondered why you can touch reproduction and can rapidly speed up metal and get shocked? wound healing, increase the immune Our intercellular health, down to the response, reduce inflammation mitochondrial level, determines how and swelling of joints, and increase joint healthy we are and how much energy or mobility. It is also great to stimulate lymph ATP our cells are able to generate. A and blood circulation for detoxification. In number of factors determine our 2001, Erchonia Medical became the first intercellular health. The cell membrane company in the world to receive FDA must be healthy and nourished in order for market clearance for the use of low level nutrients to enter and toxins to exit the laser in the treatment of chronic pain. cell. The heavier the toxic load of our Some of my favorite uses for the bodies, the less energy we may be able to Erchonia laser are to correct neurological produce, resulting in fatigue and decreased signal imbalances that have been distorted health. or shut off by injury or trauma. Specific There are many ways to increase frequencies work to balance the left/right the energy in our bodies and keep the cells brain and upregulate the neurological happy and healthy. I've found over the signaling from the brain such as cranial years if you don't find “where” the stress is nerves and the nerve supply branching off on the body and “why” the cells are the vertebral segments. One of the most unhealthy it’s hard to impressive make long treatments I’ve term changes in the done was To get you started on your pathway to body. The top working with a health, here are a few things you can do three “energy client who had depleters” I have at home to help take stress off the body been in a car noticed and work with wreck and had and start feeling better: on a regular basis, lost her sense To ground yourself to the earth’s apart from poor diets of taste and frequency all you need to do is and lack of nutrients, smell. Two 15have your bare feet in the grass or are minute electrical sensitivities, treatments cement that's connected to the negative emotions, turned on her earth. Thirty minutes a day will help and a condition called cranial nerves rebalance the body and help fight neurological that had been inflammation at the cellular level. disorganization or shut off and Be sure you’re getting enough green "switched, " which restored her means your energy is foods or drinks daily. These help alkalize taste and smell. basically running Another the body and provide macro nutrients backward and not amazing use of your body needs on a daily basis. flowing correctly in the Erchonia When you’re mentally and emotionally body. energy is to stressed you can put one hand on your Every living thing assist the body on the earth has a heart and one on your forehead and feel to “reset” from vibrational the negative the emotions of the shock, surprise, or frequency. Thousands effects of trauma. Hold that for a minute or two of these frequencies electrical until you feel your energy shift and that were mapped out by pollution or will help reduce the negative effects from "dirty Dr. Royal
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electricity." The laser frequencies can produce amazing benefits for the body, but the wrong frequencies or electrical signals can devastate it. If you are neurologically switched your energy is basically running backwards. If the energy coming from your wall outlet was running backwards it wouldn't produce much power or electricity. Frequencies from smart meters, Wi-Fi's, cell phones and towers, and electrical appliances are just few of the hidden stressors that affect the body’s electrical system. Any named disease, and especially ones involving the neurological system such as ADHD, create higher sensitivities to electrical pollution. It’s amazing to see how often electricity has a detrimental effect on the body. I frequently test homes and businesses of people who are sick and/ or don't feel well and find the electricity has a negative effect on their bodies. Have you ever heard of “Schumann Resonances,” or “Earthing?” The earth has natural frequencies that help rebalance your body, reduce inflammation and help neutralize the negative effects of dirty electricity (www.earthing.com). Negative emotions also have a devastating effect on the body. The emotions are stored as a program in your subconscious and also your cellular matrix (fascia system). Every emotion, including shocks, surprises, and traumas, are stored in the body. These programs help make up our personality and how we respond and react to stimulus. They can also have a devastating effect on the body, even altering the musculoskeletal system. Further, each organ (i.e., liver, kidney, gallbladder) has an invisible energetic pathway called the meridian associated with it. If you have long-standing negative emotion, it can affect the performance of the specific organ. For instance, the liver is associated with anger and rage. If you have
experienced a lot of anger you can create an imbalance in the liver meridian, which weakens specific muscles corresponding to the meridian. The liver is most energetically active between the hours of 1-3 a.m., and you will likely have sleeping issues during this time until you rebalance the liver. Fear affects the kidneys and can set you up for a lifetime of lower back issues because the kidney meridian controls the primary stabilizing muscles of the pelvis, which are the psoas and illiacus. If a client comes in with a chronic lower back issue, the kidney meridian and corresponding muscles are usually what I address first. Negative emotions use up a lot of minerals trying to regulate our body's pH and keep it alkaline. With the Erchonia cold laser we can reprogram those negative emotions and belief systems very quickly from the subconscious and cellular matrix.
Todd Borron is a Functional Health Coach and Applied Kinesiology Specialist. He evaluates every part of the body for stress and checks the functioning. Dysfunction can be structural, neurological, nutritional emotional, electrical or increasing toxicity levels, which affect the body. Todd can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 573-692-0000 and has offices in Lee’s Summit and Overland Park.
Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21) It’s time for fun! Make hobbies, joyous activities and time with friends a priority. Be present with good feelings and give self-analysis a break! For quiet time, meditate on life goals. Are you fulfilling them? Or are there new directions or actions needed? Dreams give interesting inspiration. It’s also a good time to do charity or volunteer work.
you can realize your current spouse is more of a soulmate than you realized. Either way, meditate on forgiveness to make your heart and mind a clean slate. Release old patterns, even good ones, to make way for fresh, uplifting energy. Financially, think about a healthy budget. Resist impulse spending until November (when it’s no longer impulsive and you might not even want it anymore!)
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21)
Aries (March 21 – April 19)
There’s likely a promotion, raise or awesome job change coming up! Your greatest strengths are recognized. It also seems like work isn’t work since it’s fulfilling and enjoyable! In the love department, you can meet someone who instantly “clicks” with you, or a current bond has a re-awakening. It might even be fun to re-create your first date! Maybe join a spiritual class or group that offers new ways to see each other.
Make sure you’re balancing time between work and relationships. It’s easy to get over-excited about work, since so many cool opportunities are happening — but don’t neglect your partner. If single, remain open to dating even if busy, since someone great could be interested! Also plan stress reduction activities — like sleep, meditation, massage, yoga and healthy meals that are chewed, not gulped!
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)
Taurus (April 20 – May 20)
You’re in a spiritual awakening. This could take you in a new direction, or reaffirm current beliefs. You could even meet someone who sees you as a mentor and you re-inspire yourself as you share with him/her. Travel, as even day trips are fun now, so plan a little get-away. If parents, family or co-workers push buttons, meditate to forgive them. Someone is anxious and needs your kindness and understanding.
It’s a great relationship month for many signs, including yours! Focus on being playful. The word recreation means to re -create, and the energy of fun and play rejuvenates heart and mind. You’ll easily throw away worries or negative ideas, and allow good thing to happen. Make art, dance, do sports, be silly with kids or pets, visit museums. All this nourishes your soul and helps love flow.
with a strong “AND” between them, as you build your case against the downer thoughts! You’ll also have intuitive answers for friends and family, and they’ll be amazed when they take your advice.
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22) Use creative visualization and affirmations to generate prosperity! You’re a money magnet now, so open your mind as wide as possible to receive abundance in your wallet! Meditation helps uncover blocks to fulfillment of all sorts of desires. Once exposed, the blocks lose their power to hold you back. You can also use mental and spiritual power to heal your body, and even heal others with a reiki-like energy!
Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22) Jupiter, Venus and Mars join together to make you confident, joyous and irresistibly attractive! People will be drawn to you, as will also new opportunities for happiness. You’re honoring yourself and prioritizing your needs. You’re eating well and being kind to yourself. This makes so much extra energy come off of you that others notice your light! Let your soul shine brightly!
Gemini (May 21 – June 20) Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18) It’s time to let down your guard and trust! For Aquarius it’s a lifelong process to bond deeply and become interdependent as opposed to emotionally independent (and isolated!). You can have amazing breakthroughs about sacred sexuality, financial prosperity and profound forgiveness. You’ll have joy pour though you and might even find a new avenue of spirituality. Also, meditate to break rigid thought patterns.
Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20) If single, you can start a relationship with a potential soulmate! If partnered,
If you’ve worked on healing family-oforigin issues, you’ll see major breakthroughs! You’ll feel a weight off your emotional shoulders and feel joy and bliss. You can also start a significant relationship, or if partnered, you’ll enter a second honeymoon phase. You have more room to receive love and to let it flow though you! Also, it’s a great time to buy or sell a house.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22) Affirmations are especially healing and empowering right now! Observe your thoughts, and for every negative one, confidently spout back at least three positive ones. Try saying them aloud
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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
October 2015 Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22) Happy birthday Libra! You can renew yourself completely! Meditation and journal writing expose subconscious programs that obstruct joy. Explore techniques to rewire your brain and change thinking patterns. It’s possible to feel different to your core.You’re not a victim to habitual thoughts—they have no power over you! Prosperity, self-love, and relationship connections are areas with the most change!
RESOURCE DIRECTORY ALTERNATIVE HEALING At the Healing Place ~ Massage, Cranio Sacral Therapy, Reiki, ChanRi, Chakra Balancing, Astrology, Tarot, Past Life Regression, Intuitive Bodywork (816) 415-2607 Nature Spirit Holistics Energy Medicine expert Author Cathleen Miller—Intuitive therapies, Conscious life counseling, Spa events, seminars www.livingthespiral.com 913-499-8514 Justin & Sharon Orth - Spring Forest Qigong Practitioners/Healers and Certified Qigong Level 1 Inst.. EFT (BAS/ADV) meetup.com/SpringForest-Qigong-Meetup-Group 913-244-0167 Shelly Wilson, Reiki Master ~ Intuitive, Intuitive offers loving guidance enabling you to heal and grow. Live an authentic life and LOVE yourself in the process! ShellyRWilson.com 918-782-4778 Integrative Therapies by Sarah P. Chapman Aromatherapy Massage, Raindrop Treatment, Vitaflex, Pressure Point Therapy 913-549-0280 www.sarahpchapman.com Regina Compernolle Home Herbalist Courses, Apprenticeships, Women’s Sacred Studies, Astrology, Tarot, Consults, Women Drumming 816-547-0266 Lania Desmond, Originator of EssenceWork™ & SoulPoint™ Emotional healing from a spiritual perspective. 828.236.1230 www.LaniaDesmond.com
COUNSELING Dr. Jay Peters Marriage & Addictions Counselor. Smoking/ Weight Mgmt. Hypnosis. Regression/Past Life Hypnosis 913-339-9591 www.drjaypeters.com Elizabeth HunterHunter-Blank, LCSW Assisting clients with grief & loss, chronic & serious illness, relationship issues, depression & anxiety. 4104Central St. KCMO 64111. 816.582.3877 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, LCSW in KCMO; 816.561.1116 Indiv./Couples/Family Therapy, Depression & anxiety, abuse & trauma, grief & loss, addictions, relationships. Most insurance. Jennifer Elliott, LPC Therapy for adults, couples, & children, depression & anxiety, chronic illness, pre-procedure anxiety reduction, grief & loss. 7501 College Blvd. OP, KS 913-703-3183
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Laura Packer, storyteller, writer, coach Storytelling for families, adults, corp/private events. B-days, weddings, funerals, holidays, classes 781-526-7255 www.laurapacker.com Karen Elise - Psychic Entertainer & Coach Tarot / astrology - corporate / private events Fun for weddings, birthdays & graduations 913-636-9502 - www.KarenElise.com
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
HYPNOSIS/EFT New Day Hypnotherapy, LLC Carol Henderson, CH. Stress, Fears, Stop Smoking, Lose Weight, Grief & more. www.newdayhypno.com 913-908-6907 Advanced Quantum Healing Hypnosis Expand your awareness, receive healing Karen Marie, MS, www.co-createnow.com 913-954-9701 email@example.com
N2paws Offering Doga (doggie yoga) An integrated approach to balance & relaxation for you and your canine companion! www.n2paws.com 816-522-7005
REAL ESTATE Chartwell Realty, Soraya Jennings Office: 816-877-8200 Cell: 816-213-7089 www.cashflowrealestateinvestments.com 4141 Pennsylvania Suite 105 Kansas City, MO
LIFE COACH Healing Thru Music and Life Coaching For more info. Contact Kathleen (913)206-2151 or Klmamuric@yahoo.com $25.00 per session.
Daniel Baxley Shamanic Healing and Teachings, Pachakuti Mesa Tradition. Sweat Lodges, Workshops. 816-769-7343, www.shamanicpathways.net
SPIRITUAL GROWTH Laura Wolf, Transformational Life Coach Unlock Your PASSION, POWER & PURPOSE Counseling, Breathwork, Yoga, Shamanic Journeys www.shamansheartsanctuary.org 913-721-6655
Your Dream is Waiting for You. Certified Dream Builder Coach—Business, Relationship, Wealth, Health. Contact Marcy, 660-441-1805, firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephanie Red Feather, the Healer's Healer Transformational life/business/$ coaching, shamanic healing, energy therapies, Reiki classes, women's circles. 913-515-3271, redfeatherconnections.com
MAGAZINES Evolving Magazine
Evolving in Kansas City and Evolving in Santa Fe. Both online at www.EvolvingMagazine.com
Kansas City Meditation Group of SelfSelf-Realization Fellowship Sunday Service 10AM 10819 Wornall Rd, KCMO http://kcmeditation.com/ 816-799-5544
YOGA Mark Blanchard’s Power Yoga. Focused on breathwork. No levels, props, music or egos. Lots of events! In Ranch Mart Center in OP. www.markskcyoga.net; 913-901-8970. 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 CoCo-op Join us at Leavenworth's only yoga studio. Daily yoga classes, massage therapy, and Tai Chi. 913-933-9595 ~ www.LvnYogaCoop.com
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Stephanie Forcier, CT/CAP, Classes, Akashic Record, Source, and Angel Sessions: connect with your infinite nature, 816-260-2438, www.facebook.com/innerwisdomevolution
Unity Temple Offering Free Simple Wedding Ceremonies Register at www.simpleceremonieskc.com 707 West 47th Street Kansas City, MO
$33 for both parents: www.transcendencekc.com or (913) 387-4631.
OCTOBER 20 HEALING PTSD WITH MINDFIT Learn to reduce stress, gain energy, lose weight, eliminate habits, instill new behaviors, improve your life. 6:30 p.m. $10 Love Donation. www.transcendencekc.com or (913) 3874631.
OCTOBER 13 OVER THE HORIZON: WHAT'S CALLING YOU Join Sharon McGloin and Denise Mills as we identify what is possible in the next phase of your life, 6-9 p.m. (networking @ 5:30) in OP. Only $49; save 20% w/2 or more workshops: www.igniteyourlifekc.com.
OCTOBER 24 SPIRITUAL SHIFT IN YOUR NERVOUS SYSTEM - RAISE YOUR VIBRATION Speed process of letting go of insomnia, anxiety, emotional instability w/o pain or suffering. 10 a.m., $20 at www.transcendencekc.com or (913) 3874631.
OCTOBER 13 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
OCTOBER 24 COUPLES MASSAGE Learn to give your sweetie a massage! No experience necessary. 9:00 – 4:00. WellSpring School of Allied Health. $97 per couple. Register 816-523-9140 ext 111. http://wellspring.edu/programs/ continuing-education.
Events OCTOBER 1 OPEN MIC NIGHT 5-9 p.m. every first Thursday. Share your talents with a warm, accepting audience. Beer and wine available. Unity Village Bookstore and Coffee Shop. unityvillage.org/bookstore OCTOBER 1 CONNECT WITH INNER WISDOM A MINDFULNESS-BASED COGNITIVE THERAPY Program is held every Thursday October 1- November 19, 5:30-8pm and a Silent Retreat Day, November 7 from 9am-1pm. Connect with inner wisdom through this intensive 8-week course in cultivating mindfulness. MBCT is correlated with decreased depression, anxiety, rumination, insomnia, and tension as well as increases in mindfulness, compassion, concentration, resilience, and optimism. Led by Dr. Tracy Ochester, PsyD. $875. awakenwholelifecenter.com OCTOBER 2 & 3 AWAKENING THE SOUL MYSTIC FAIR Readers of various modalities providing answers and insights. No admission fee; each reader charges separately. Friday 5 – 9 p.m., Saturday 11 am – 8 p.m. at Mark Blanchard’s Yoga in Ranch Mart, 3665 West 95th St., OP. www.markskcyoga.net; 913.901.8970. OCTOBER 6 CLEARING AND TRANSFORMING YOUR ENERGY AROUND MONEY Begin shifting your energy around money, freeing you to be more purposeful and prosperous. 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. $25 Vivian Faulkner, Money Coach and Energy Healer (913) 735-3183 Core Star Energy Healing School, 6045 Martway, Mission, KS OCTOBER 10 INTRODUCTION TO ENERGY HEALING WORKSHOP Learn the Basics of Core Star Energy Healing to expand your knowledge and abilities for working with healing energy 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. $125 see web site for more details. www.CoreStarEnergyHealing.com OCTOBER 10 CONSCIOUS PARENTING FOR THE NEW CHILDREN Part 2 of a 10 series, 10 a.m.Your child's biochemistry - The extra sensory child, brain, nerve, esteem. How we can chemically, emotionally and physically support our children. $30 for 1 parent/
OCTOBER 16 WORKING WITH FLOWERS TO ENHANCE YOUR PSYCHIC ABILITIES An experiential workshop with Tess Whitehurst, based on her new "Magic of Flowers Oracle" deck. 7-8:30 p.m., $12. Aquarius Books, 3936 Broadway, KCMO. www.aquariusbooks.com, 816-931 -6303. OCTOBER 16-18 PRS PSYCHIC FAIR All things metaphysical—books, music, crystals, incense, jewelry, artwork and so much more. Get a Reading. Shop the Vendors’ booths. Attend Lectures. At Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel/Conference Center, I-435 and Front Street). www.prskc.org. OCTOBER 17 SEAT OF AWARENESS: YOGA WORKSHOP 1-5 p.m. Led by Grace Duckworth, this yoga intensive will be divided into philosophy of yoga, asana practice, and creative meditation. Be sure to bring a light, healthy snack for break as well as any yoga props that you would like to use. $48. awakenwholelifecenter.com OCTOBER 18 AUTHOR EVENT & BOOK SIGNING W/ MARTY STANLEY Meet local-national-speaker, consultant and author Marty Stanley and her new book From Type A to Type T. 2-3 p.m. at Aquarius Books, 3936 Broadway, KCMO. www.aquariusbooks.com, 816-931-6303.
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OCTOBER 27 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 NOVEMBER 3 CLEARING AND TRANSFORMING YOUR ENERGY AROUND MONEY Begin shifting your energy around money, freeing you to be more purposeful and prosperous. 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. $25 Vivian Faulkner, Money Coach and Energy Healer (913) 735-3183 Core Star Energy Healing School, 6045 Martway, Mission, KS NOVEMBER 6 (begins) THE PACHAKUTI MESA TRADITION WITH DANIEL BAXLEY & DANIEL MOLER Apprenticeship in Peruvian Shamanisim beginning November 6. For detailed information visit www.shamanicpahtways.net. NOVEMBER 6 CONNECTIONS WITH YOUR LOVED ONES THROUGH EVIDENTIAL MEDIUMSHIP WITH DEBBIE WOJCIECHOWSKI Acclaimed spiritual medium, grief specialist, federal law enforcement professional and inspirational speaker, Debbie Wojciechowski, shares messages with audience members from their loved ones who have passed to the other side. Presented by the Cornerstone Foundation and Evolving Magazine at Unity Temple on the Plaza, 707 W. 47th Street, Kansas
City, MO 64112. 7:00 p.m. Tickets: $20 Advance/$25 at the Door. Available online at CornerstoneFoundation.com, by phone (816) 561-4466 or at Unity Temple NOVEMBER 6, 7 & 8 ORACLES OF AQUARIUS PSYCHIC FAIR Friday: Noon-9 p.m.; Saturday: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Aquarius' own, in-house fair. Some of the BEST readers, healers and energy workers in the region! No charge for entry! Aquarius Books, 3936 Broadway, KCMO. www.aquariusbooks.com, 816-931 -6303. NOVEMBER 6 CONCERT: STEPHANIE URBINA JONES + FIREWALK Acclaimed singer Stephanie Urbina Jones + Firewalk w/Jeremy Pajer. 7-10 p.m. at Journey Home Retreat Center, or attend the whole retreat weekend: www.SacredSpirals.org. NOVEMBER 7-8 JOURNEY HOME WEEKEND RETREAT Shamanic Breathwork™ + Sweat Lodge: Journey w/ powerful music / drumming / artwork / the breath * real and lasting changes * relief from trauma / stress / anxiety. 9-4 p.m. Sat., 9-Noon Sun. 16 beds available, or hotels nearby, 5 miles north of KCI. Register: www.SacredSpirals.org. ONGOING 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 ANGER ALTERNATIVES ANGER SUPPORT GROUP "Stoppit!" Program: every Wednesday from 6:30—8:30 p.m. at Family Health Care on Rainbow and SW Blvd. Preregistration required: www.anger.org, email@example.com, 816-753-5118. 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. www.KansasCityHealingProject.org
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