Kansas City September 2016 Evolving Magazine

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September 2016 ~ Vol.VII1, Issue 7

in Kansas City

A Guide for Conscious Living

The Safe Place is the Sacred Space—Find It! EVOLVING…IN KANSAS CITY


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September 2016

Publisher’s Letter...

Contents Dear Friend,

While I have never traveled to what is traditionally considered a sacred site, I have experienced sacred moments during my travels. Last year, I spent more than 200 hours on the train traveling parts of the Southwest and Southeastern U.S.; but, it was off the beaten rail that I found what was sacred to me. Traveling from Santa Fe to Albuquerque, NM, rather than taking Amtrak’s direct route, I took the New Mexico Rail Runner commuter train. Because the train travels through Tribal Reservations, Right before boarding the cameras aren’t allowed. The view outside was Rail Runner in Santa Fe, NM. picture-worthy, for sure, but the view inside the train was what inspired me to take mental pictures. The passengers were in stark contrast to the opulence I’d just left in Santa Fe. Many Native Americans take the Rail Runner each day to sell their handcrafted items on the Plaza at the Santa Fe Indian Market. I studied the man next to me. His weathered hands. His worn boots. His quiet exhaustion. I watched as he stared out the window and wondered what he was thinking: Was it about that night’s dinner? Or perhaps recounting his day’s work? I, in contrast, sat with five pieces of luggage, taking up the space of four travelers...and was uncomfortably aware of my excesses. I watched as a woman who looked to be near 100 sat in a wheelchair and dozed throughout the journey. There was a weariness in the air that touched me. And I knew I was blessed to have this unplanned, authentic journey through life in New Mexico. Sometimes the sacred comes just from getting a chance to actually observe, and take a mental snapshot of, the lives of others. Our theme this month focuses on Sacred Journeys. I believe a sacred journey can be metaphorical of our path through this lifetime; and, it can also be a literal exploration of a sacred area. Or, as Jude LaClaire’s article illustrates this month, a sacred journey can be found as close to home as creating a sacred place in the mind. I hope you enjoy this special issue on the expansion of sacred journeys.

Experience Mother Nature's Energy in Sacred Sedona 12

A Pilgrim in the Andes 10

A Cleansing Time 7

Ease on Down the Road to a Country Haven

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Departments News Journey to Wholeness Food Gloria’s Food Revelations Wisdom Within Horoscope Events

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ON THE COVER Desert Dreams Penny Thieme is a mixed media artist, teacher, and arts advocate. She creates expansive spaces through shape and color which entice and enfold the viewer. Her work has the quality of speaking to both a “macro” view of the universe and a “micro” study of specific times, places, and emotions. Her work gives us a safe place to contemplate the harder questions, doubts, and hopes that define our humanity. To see more of Penny’s work visit: www.pennythieme.com

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

EVOLVING© 2016 all rights reserved. The opinions expressed are those of the authors. The articles in EVOLVING are not meant to represent any form of medical or psychiatric care. No portion of the publication may be reproduced without express written permission from the publisher.




September 2016


Herbal Classes, Special Events Offered Near KC At Hoot Owl Hill Gardens

Master Your Mind with Patrick Andries’ New Book

Joanne Bauman ( Prairie Magic Herbals) offers inspiring, interactive and empowering herbal classes near Kansas City at Hoot Owl Hill, a 14 acre garden setting. The Sunday Afternoon Seminars are presented in a relaxing country setting with light refreshments prepared from food grown in the gardens. Joanne has over 20 years of experience as a wise woman herbalist, herb grower, and medicine -maker. Prairie Magic Herbal classes cover a variety of topics from plant identification, medicinal uses, ethics, folklore, making remedies, and plant language/relationship. Joanne teaches in a fun and easy-going, sometimes humorous manner that makes understanding and using herbs for yourself accessible to everyone. She says, “I teach each class to stand on its own, so someone can come at any time without prior experience.” Also offered are herbal experiential retreats for women dedicated to reconnecting with the green world, women’s mysteries and healing heritage. Upcoming fall classes at Hoot Owl will include “Herbs For Sleep, Dreaming and Intuition”, “Herbs For Cold/Flu Prevention and Relief”, “Herbs To Ease

Patrick Andries, national speaker, teacher and author, is pleased to announce the release of his second book, titled “Owners Manual for The Mind.” This book shares new insights on how to master your mind, allowing you to tap into your full potential. This comprehensive guidebook describes how the mind works. It teaches you the secrets to a meaningful life, and comes complete with a troubleshooting guide for challenging issues. Get ready to learn how to:  Communicate with your inner self and a higher power.  Interpret your dreams.  Develop and use your intuition.  Understand your past lives.  Create what you desire in your life. Author Andries exposes the myth of multitasking, the root causes of Attention Deficit Disorder, and the role genetic memory plays in your life. He offers a step-by-step process to change your reality, overcome habits and limitations, and deal with difficult

Pain/Inflammation” and Making Remedies such as herb oils, salves, vinegars, tinctures, and more. Many topics include a hands-on “Make and Take” herb project. Most classes are Sundays 1:30-3:30 p.m. “Seasonal Lore & Symbols of Halloween” Oct 29 will be a special event that includes a delicious farm to table dinner provided by chef Brenda of Hoot Owl Hill, and campfire with S'mores (weather permitting). Hoot Owl also offers glamping (glamorous camping with amenities). For more information about Joanne/ Prairie Magic Herbal classes or to request a group teaching/specific topics contact Prairiemagic@gmail.com or www.prairiemagicherbals.com Joanne presents at The Mother Earth News Fair and herb conferences (Midwest Women’s. Herbal conference and others). She also serves as Herbalists Without Borders (HWB) Community Herbal Apothecary Project Coordinator and is Coordinator of Kansas Chapter of HWB. Hoot Owl Hill class/event schedule www.hootowlgardens.com 30750 Osawatomie Road, Paola. Brenda at 913-271-7451.

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people. Some studies once suggested that we use only 10 percent of the capacity of our minds. Today that estimate has been revised to about 2-3 percent of the power that lies within. Imagine what more can be done with all of that as yet unrealized potential. Read this book and uncover what is standing in your way and move into a more full realization of who you are! About Patrick Andries Patrick Andries has a degree in physics and biology from DePaul University and an advanced certificate in metaphysics from the College of Metaphysics. He has over twenty years of experience in the instruction and practice of metaphysics and energy healing. He serves as the president of the board of directors for Transcendence Academy, a school with a self-awareness-based educational model. Contact Patrick Andries, pandries@aol.com, or www.ozarkmt.com.

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September 2016

Journey to Wholeness

The Safe Place is the Sacred Space-Find It!


hen I ask people about their safe place many describe a place outdoors by a stream, the ocean, or in a wood or meadow. Often it is a place they have visited at one time in their lives or a place they can visit often. People make pilgrimages to special places to pray, to be inspired, to touch the spiritual in the special physical space. In my life I have found special places in the environment that feel special, safe, and, often, sacred. I have been on pilgrimages as well. I will be visiting some of these places as you may be reading this. I will be in Colorado, in the Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone Park and Mount Rushmore. Most of these places are special to me and some will be a first time visit. However we are not always able to travel to these special places in nature. So, what can we do to find the safe place that may become our sacred space? Since the brain is a marvelous organ that is versatile and flexible, it offers us a viable free alternative. When a sensory experience is registered the message travels through neural pathways to different centers of the brain. The amazing thing is that when we imagine this experience, the images travel the same neural pathways, lighting up the same parts of the brain as when we actually have the experience. Imagining something is very nearly as good as being there. With traumatic memories, this is not a good experience, and we work to release those memories. However, we can recall or create pleasant experiences by using our imagination. So, even if you cannot travel to your physical safe place, you can get there via your imagination. This is a very reasonably priced trip! How can we do this? The brain is designed cyclically to go to the brain rhythm associated with imagery, dreams, meditation or hypnosis, called alpha-theta brain wave state. The Ultradian rhythm of the brain is the 90 to 120 minute brain cycle. Once curing this cycle we got


into the alpha-theta BW cycle. Ernest Ross, Ph.D. in The 20 Minute Break: Using the New Science of Ultradian Rhythms calls this 20-minute period, “The Ultradian Healing Response.” This is the time to find a place in which we feel safe and can create the sacred place. The

Let me suggest that you find a time once or twice a day to take this 20-minute break. Taking deep diaphragmatic breaths, breathing out twice as long as you breathe in, will take you to this BW state. If you do not have a structured mode of imagery or meditation, there are many guided imagery sessions available free online or that can be purchased. I usually give people a CD of guided imagery sessions that I created to help them find the safe place. There are also many books on the topic of guided imagery and mindfulness meditation that are helpful. Hopefully, with practice, you will find yourself taking the deep breath throughout the day, even when you cannot take twenty minutes, to pause, self-calm and go to your safe place and sacred space. You will discover that finding the safe, calm space internally connects you with the eternal now moment, the spiritual center of Life. Make the internal trip often and you will find yourself energized, refreshed and feeling so much better for taking the break.

“Imagining something is very nearly as good as being there.” recent popularity of mindfulness meditation is a tool, among many others, to help us find the sacred within ourselves. We frequently disrupt this cycle with stimulating substances like caffeine, sugar or nicotine or we override it with activities. This can not only have very negative short-term and long-term effects on our physical and mental health but it can deprive us of this wonderful cycle in which we can naturally find the safe place and create the sacred experience.



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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 913-322-5622. For more information about Jude LaClaire or the Kansas City Holistic Centre go to www.kcholistic.com.

Come learn Holy Fire Reiki! Karen Harrison, Ed.S. Licensed Professional Counselor Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist ICRT Licensed Reiki Master Teacher Usui/Holy Fire Reiki, Karuna 816-523-4440 www.KarenHarrison.net Kansas City, MO 64114

Food Gloria’s Food

Ease on Down the Road


When you’re itching to get away, put your boots up and bask in the serenity of a country haven


ike Hursey knows all about hospitality. As a gourmet chef, Mike wields his talent with assurance at Casa Somerset where he and his wife, Christine, own a guest retreat. Nestled in the rolling hills of Paola, Casa Somerset makes the most of its bucolic surroundings. “Because Mike and I love to travel, particularly to Italy, we modeled our bed and breakfast after visiting Casa Caponetti, just north of Rome,” says Christine. But you don’t have to travel all that far to indulge the senses. Casa Somerset is only 45 minutes from downtown Kansas City. Christine tends to the front of the house, meeting and greeting guests, and bakes the retreat’s signature focaccia. The back of the house, including a spread of approximately 11 lusciously planted acres, is Mike’s domain. Here’s where the organic gardens overflow with bushels of organic produce that are almost too pretty to eat. Mike’s evolution as a chef and host followed an interesting path. “During my first trip to Italy in 1995, I was introduced to Slow Food and its mission to support small producers. Every day we went to the market to buy the freshest ingredients and talk to the small producers. Over the years, I have learned more and more of the importance of having chemical-free food. We believe in using local foods as often as possible to create meals you will long remember,” says Mike.

He proudly rattles off his crops that eventually star in his recipes. “I’m a certified beekeeper with eight beehives, 15 varieties of hardneck garlic, 160 heirloom tomato plants, mint, beds of horseradish and asparagus along with Ark of Taste Lettuces. (The Ark of Taste is an international catalogue of endangered heritage foods maintained by the global Slow Food movement.)” Amidst all of the goodness, Mike highlights the edibles with 100 peonies and 750 day lilies. With such a yield, it’s little wonder that Casa Somerset is 24 Carrot certified for sustainable practices by Cultivate KC and the KC Food Circle. Guests can relax at the end of the day and enjoy the second floor great room with other guests after wine tasting at the local



wineries or fishing in the lake. Everyone is welcome to spend time on the wrap-around veranda or take a stroll. Retire to one of the rustically Tuscan-styled bedrooms each with a garden or vineyard view. If visiting just for the day, be sure to visit nearby wineries, including White Wind Farms (whitewindfarms.com), Somerset Ridge Vineyard (somersetridge.com), and Nighthawk Vineyard (nighthawkwines.com). Casa Somerset 16315 W. 287th St., Paola, Kan. 913-557-9288 casasomerset.com

Casa Somerset’s Chocolate Mint Gelato 2 cups of whole milk 1 quart of heavy cream I cup of fresh mint leaves 1 ½ cups of sugar 10 egg yolks, large Grated 73% cacao bar or higher Prepare ice bath with strainer. Combine milk, cream and half of sugar with mint leaves in a heavy bottom saucepan and place over medium heat. Heat until just starting to steam and bubble around edges. Stir constantly with rubber spatula. Remove from heat and let steep for 20 minutes. In metal bowl, whisk yolks, then add remaining sugar and whisk until pale yellow and increased in volume. Don’t put sugar in too soon. Slowly pour the hot cream/milk into the yolks while whisking. Once fully incorporated, pour mixture back into the pan and place over medium–low heat. Cook while constantly stirring and scraping the bottom with a rubber spatula. Once thickened, it should coat the back of a spoon, or read 170F degrees on a thermometer. Strain into a container and immediately place into an ice bath to prevent further cooking. Once cooled, cover and let rest in refrigerator overnight. Process in your ice cream freezer according to your manufacturer’s instructions. Add grated cacao after processed and put back in container and stir until mixed and freeze.

Kansas City writer, producer, and photo stylist Gloria Gale is a sleuth when it comes to discovering interesting features for the media. Most recently, Gloria profiled area restaurants as a columnist for 435 Magazine and was on KCUR's Food Critics radio program. Want to know where to find the best tastes in town? ggale@everestkc.net

September 2016


Cleansing Time: Review of Purium’s “10 Day Celebrity Transformation” BY JILL DUTTON


admire people who regularly fast or My Intentions: do juice cleanses. Although  Jumpstart my throughout history people have metabolism fasted for religious, health, and other  Cleanse my system reasons, it’s not something I thought I  Detox from trigger could do. Once as part of a diet program, foods like caffeine I was supposed to do the Master Cleanse and dairy Lemonade Diet for three days. By noon on the first day my blood sugar was My Experience: rampant, I felt faint, and I was ravenous. Day 1 and I didn’t That was my only previous attempt at a want to get out of bed. cleanse. I was envious when I’d meet a The company girlfriend for lunch and she’d tell me she recommends giving up was on day 10 of a two-week juice fast coffee a few days because it felt out of my realm of ability. beforehand, but I Imagetolicensed by Ingram Images So, when I was approached review didn’t dare. So instead I lay in bed trying Purium’s 10-Day Celebrity to figure out how I would get going Transformation created by David without coffee. To satisfy my need for a Sandoval, an internationally-renowned warm morning drink, I finally got up and lecturer, authority on whole-food made a cup of warm lemon water to sip. nutrition and disease prevention, and I had read that the sweetness of apples author of The Green Foods Bible, I was helps wake you up, so I took my first set skeptical. Luckily, I was pleasantly of amino pills and ate an apple. It surprised by my experience. worked. Although I had a bit of a caffeine-withdrawal headache later in The 10-Day Transformation Cleanse the day, coffee wasn’t a problem the rest includes: of the cleanse.  Apothe-Cherry (16 oz.) I wondered what I would do with all  Power Shake - Apple-Berry (30 the time usually spent planning meals, servings) reading recipes, shopping, cooking, and  Super Amino 23 (150 ct.) eating. I chose to consciously fill the  Super CleansR (40 ct.) time and spent it writing, reflecting, and  Super Lytes (30 ct.) planning.  Purium Shaker Bottle (BPA free) I studied my relationship to food and  10-Day Celebrity Transformation realized my hunger was sometimes a Gym Bag symptom of boredom. I also started  Tape Measure seeing first-hand the benefits of nutrient  Transformation Guide density. Years ago I had a hydroponic garden The Program: that came with concentrated plant food. The Purium Cleanse was founded by I decided to use this super-dense and formulated by naturopath David nutrient formula on my house plants. Sandoval. It's a 10-day plan which These plants were already healthy (I includes shakes, three different kinds of thought), but after one dose of the plant supplements, and an apothe-cherry food, the plants visibly grew and juice, all designed to detox and reset the flourished almost immediately. It was metabolism. proof to me that we can feel and look No caffeine, dairy, processed foods, “fine,” but a super dose of nutrition can sugar, gluten, meat, or alcohol for 10 cause a visible transformation. And after days—but plenty of real, whole foods: a few days on the cleanse, I started fruits, vegetables, fermented foods, seeing changes in myself: coconut oil. The concept behind David  My skin was clear, tight, and Sandoval’s 10-Day Transformation is glowing; eyes were bright. really quite simple: The program uses  I realized how darn good something nutrient-dense superfoods, slow-burning as simple as Swiss chard, sautéed carbohydrates, and highly digestible with garlic in coconut oil and a protein—and is all vegan and all natural. splash of vinegar could taste.


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Experienced clear, focused energy. On day two, expecting to feel weak, I instead spring-cleaned my house. Broke the habit of eating because it was time versus when hungry. Best sleep in years. The Apothe Cherry concentrate is supposed to help with muscle pain, relaxation, and is a natural creator of Melatonin. I drank it each evening about an hour before bed and slept wonderfully. No sugar crashes. Happy, happy, happy… Oh, and not my top priority, but I lost seven pounds.

Was it hard? At times. Not because of any particular craving, but mostly just because of my habit of eating at certain times—and my established idea of what constitutes a “meal.” I’m skeptical by nature of wellness programs, so I researched the company and products before agreeing to the cleanse. All of the Purium products are certified organic, non-gmo superfoods. Yes, it’s a network program, but the great part is that you don’t have to join. If you simply want to experience the high-quality products, you can as a retail customer. Or you can try one of the transformation programs. Evolving Magazine readers get a $50 gift card toward any product, membership, transformation, or enrollment pack. If interested, visit www.mypurium.com and enter the code “Evolving” to redeem your gift.


September 2016

Book Excerpt

Facing Darkness, Finding Light Life After Suicide BY STEFFANY BARTON


om, what’s suicide?” I the Ten Commandments, knew the 23rd asked from the back seat Psalm by heart, and could name every of our family’s Chrysler piece in the Armor of God. I committed to station wagon as we memory over 100 verses, and won Bible traveled northbound on the “highway to Trivia Bowl at the tender age of 10. Not Heaven,” the road to our fundamental only could I be found in church; I was into Baptist church. church. This did my mom’s heart good. I had first seen the word a few days Not understanding the meaning of before. During the closing credits of a the term “suicide,” unable to fathom the rerun of the television show M*A*S*H*, intense and sensitive nature of the topic, the title of the show’s theme song flashed and incapable of realizing how Mom most onscreen: “Suicide is Painless.” Ten years likely would imply a personally terrifying old, a lover of books, a seeker of meaning to my question, I recoiled at her knowledge, and a sturesponse: as she turned dent of broadcast telein her seat and looked vision, I wanted only me in the eye, she spoke to deepen my vocabuquietly but with an ar“That is a sin lary. fervor. against God. Never dent“That My mom, in the is a sin against passenger seat in front speak of that. It is God. Never speak of that. that day, turned It is wrong.” wrong.” around and looked at I felt my face flush me with wide-eyed and my stomach knot. surprise. Gracious, How I wished I could gentle, and God fearretract the question! Not ing, she believed in heaven and hell. Every only had I upset my mom, who only wantSunday, she dressed us properly and died my safety, but I had also dabbled with rected us firmly in church conduct and defiling myself against God. I promised the Baptist teachings, so that our souls myself that I would not use the word, nor could stay with her into eternity. further my efforts to understand its Her devotion to the church was a meaning for the foreseeable future. At the blend of sincere spiritual satisfaction time, that seemed the best I could do to mixed with a desire to quell a mother’s make amends, to make my wrong right. inextinguishable grief. She had lost her Several years later, in a literature first child, my brother, when he was just a class, I stumbled on the word as I read toddler and before he was christened at our assigned story. Typed in bold, the church. Although she believed that he “suicide” was a term for which we were to waited for her in Heaven, she ached for write a definition. Dutifully I did so, feelhim daily and battled breaches of faith ing uneasy. This magnified as I read the and moments of doubt because of her true meaning. Although I understood, I failure to wash his soul clean in baptismal could not fathom the concept. How? waters. She would not make that mistake Why? What would cause a person to do twice. that? My younger siblings and I had been In 14 months’ time, though, I would saved and baptized in the church. Wantbe thrust headlong, forever changed, into ing to please my parents, and seeing how an experience with suicide. happy it made my mom when I learned from my Bible, I set about making a name for myself in the congregation. Quickly, I learned the books of the Bible, memorized


Steffany Barton, RN, is a clairvoyant, intuitive medium who works passionately to ignite the spark contained in each person to a brilliant fire in the soul. Through lectures, stage presentations, books, and individual sessions, she illuminates the unseen world and speaks for the voice of Soul. Her work has been featured on TV and radio; her messages of love have a ripple effect around the world. The book is available on Amazon.com. Please visit Steffany's website, www.steffanybarton.com


September 2016

Wisdom Within

Using Crystals for Balance and Energy BY SUZETTE SCHOLTES


ome people think of crystals as jewelry without much interest in their spiritual properties. Others, like me, hold a collection of crystals for various reasons. The two crystals which neither accumulate nor hold negative energy are kyanite and citrine, the ones I use the most. The best resource for crystal knowledge is Love is in the Earth by Melody (no last name), a 709-page book describing the spiritual properties of the mineral kingdom. I often hold two hunks of kyanite as this gem aligns the chakras and subtle bodies, bringing tranquility and a calming effect to the whole being. It is an exceptional stone for meditative states. The rapid transfers of energy from kyanite create pathways where none existed before. Like a universal bridge, it is an extraordinary crystal of connection, opening the mind, enhancing psychic abilities, bridging gaps in all communication efforts, and providing a link for transmitting or receiving healing energy. [Melody, 363-364] This blue stone inspires loyalty and fair treatment to others. It assists in working through disagreements and disputes, and can aid in repairing damaged relationships. It is beneficial in negotiations, diplomatic missions, and arbitration, allowing disparate energies to move into resonance and find a common frequency. Citrine is a premier stone of manifestation, imagination, and personal will. Carrying the power of the sun, it is warm and comforting, energizing and life giving. It stimulates the chakras like the sunlight of spring, clearing the mind and stirring the soul to action. Its frequency awakens creativity and imagination and sustains the process of transforming dreams and wishes into tangible form. With its pure energy, citrine encourages fullness of life, fresh beginnings, and new pursuits. Citrine does not hold or accumulate negative energy but rather transmutes, dissipates, and grounds it, making it extremely protective for the environment. It works out problems on

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Anyone who asks me to hold healing for them write out their “intent.” I place it under a huge citrine tower and it’s amazing how many dreams and/or healings come true. both the physical and subtle levels, transforming negative thoughts and feelings into positive ones. Sparkling yellow-tone, citrine attracts wealth, according to Melody. It encourages generosity and sharing of your good. I carry one in my purse. It attracts love and happiness and guards against those who may break your heart. It cannot hold fear. Anyone who asks me to hold healing for them writes out their “intent.” I place it under a huge citrine tower and it’s amazing how many dreams and/or healings come true. Way back in the 80’s, I was in a meeting with 12 or so workers and the topic of crystals came up. Half of the group reached into their pockets or purses and pulled out a crystal! I was astounded that those wearing their suits and ties shared such open minds toward crystals. Some people use them for decoration. The stone may “shut down” without the correct respect to the stones. Other than these two I write about, all other crystals need to be cleaned on a regular basis.


There are various cleansing rituals. I was taught to place them in water, maybe with a drop of lavender, and let them soak. I use a pendulum to read when the stone wishes to come out of the bath. My sister has drawers filled with jewelry from a life-long collection of pearls, rubies, emeralds, sapphires, and diamonds. These are crystals and they make her happy. Why not?

Suzette Scholtes’ nonfiction writing won the prestigious “Writers Digest” award. Her passions are writing and yoga and she feels one needs a sense of humor for both. She founded The Yoga School of Therapeutics where she manages one of the region’s prestige teacher training programs. 10400 W. 103rd Street, Overland Park. www.theyogastudio.com news@theyogastudio.com 913-492-9594.


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A Pilgrim in the Andes


magine a 21,000 foot mountain covered with shimmering blue-white glaciers. Think of people struggling up this mountain over the centuries to pay homage to the powerful deities that reside there. Your first thought might be of ancient pilgrimages in the Himalayas. Yet, a similar tradition exists in South America—the Andean Spiritual Cosmology. Maestros (teachers) in this pre-Inca cosmology have guided pilgrims and apprentices in ceremony and pilgrimage for thousands of years and continue to do so today. The principles of Ayni (reciprocity), balance, and harmony with Pachamama (Mother Earth) have always been basic to life in the remote Quechua villages of the Andes. Prayer and ceremony are intertwined with the daily struggle for survival at 15,000-17,000 feet.

Apu Sawasiray My first visit to the Peruvian Andes in 2007 involved a trek with five


altomisayoks and pampamisoyoks (high mountain shamans) and 20 people of all ages. We had no idea what we were getting into! Arriving at basecamp at 15,000 feet on a glacier lake at the base of the apu (holy mountain) Sawasiray, we were humbled by exhaustion and overcome with awe by the deafening sound of cracking glacier ice. As dusk fell, the temperature dropped and dark clouds gathered around Sawasiray. Adolfo, an altomisayok, knew a blizzard was imminent. He voiced his concern then disappeared over a hill. Two hours later, when he reappeared, the clouds had completely dispersed and hundreds of stars twinkled in the cold night. We were excited to see the Southern Cross for the first time! Later, Adolfo told us he had done a ceremony to change the weather, because he feared our group would be trapped in several feet of snow. We thanked him profusely, but he quietly remarked that his teacher would

Weavers of Pacchanta near Apu Ausangate


Sacred lake at Huamantay Apu. All images courtesy of Carol Parker.

have made the clouds disappear in two seconds, not two hours!

a long time in the cold and wind, but eventually they permitted us to return to our tents far below. By the time we Apu Ausangate stumbled into basecamp, it was dark. We Since that first pilgrimage, I have were grateful for the delicious potato soup trekked to several apus in the Andean prepared by our cooks. Spiritual Cosmology. Paqos (shamans) I often dreamed of Ausangate after will visit all twelve of the most important that. Always in my dream the mountain apus in the Cusco region as part of their shimmered against a blue and cloudless apprenticeships. Karpay (initiation) may sky. Adolfo, who has become my main take place on an apu, especially the most teacher, said my dreams meant I should important apu known as Ausangate. The return to Ausangate for further initiation of a paqo may require spending pilgrimage and ceremony, which I have several nights alone on the glacier at done. One memorable experience 18,000 feet. involved full immersion in a circular Fortunately, Westerners who wish to turquoise lake which has been used as a study with these wise mystics and healers site for baptism and cleansing hucha are not required to engage in life(heavy energies) for millenia. Paqos often endangering initiations! However, the make an annual trek to this lake. Andean paqos emphasize that ordeal is As our group prepared for immersion, valuable on one’s spiritual path of the paqos stood in the icy waters and transformation. The student who prayed. Sahumerio (sweet incense) struggles up a mountain, participates in a burned nearby. One at a time, clothed baptism in an ice-cold mountain lake, and only in swimsuits, we stepped into the prays for healing at the base of a glacier, water as the paqos prayed to the apus and will invoke the beneficial energy and brushed us with reeds dipped in the cold guidance of the apus. water. Then we knelt in the water and My first pilgrimage on Ausangate immersed ourselves. involved a karpay at a stunning mountain I expected to feel shocked and cold, pass at 16,000 feet, carried out by several but experienced instead a powerful, paqos and observed by a curious herd of exhilarating energy. Someone wrapped llamas! The paqos encircled our small me in a poncho, and I sat alone for a while group and prayed over us with their misas in profound Chinqay (meditation). The (medicine bundles). The procedure lasted


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Alpacas in the Andes: They are loved and treated like family by the Quechua people.

Apu Maria Wamantikkla - a feminine Apu (Holy Mountain).

exhilaration became a deep sense of sacred presence and for the rest of the day I had no desire to speak. Since then, Ausangate has been a protector in my travels and a benefactor in my life. For the local people who live near this mountain, he is a great deity who cares for them and their animals. Despachos (ceremonial gifts) are made regularly for Ausangate by the local paqos to insure fertility of the llamas and alpacas and health for the people. One afternoon, my group had gone ahead, and I found myself hiking alone on Ausangate. Suddenly, dozens of alpacas streamed over the ridge and down into the valley. They were about twenty feet from me, moving quickly down the steep slope. White and brown mother alpacas and their babies ran by without noticing me. I was enthralled with watching their adorable furry faces and graceful movements. Then, I realized I could not hear them. I thought perhaps the wind was carrying their hoofbeats in another direction but then noticed the air wasn’t moving.

I became aware of a vast stillness. My ears strained to hear sounds, but I was completely enveloped in sacred silence. The animals seemed filled with the same immensity of silence. I recalled a story I had heard from a Quechua villager. He said, “Ausangate not only protects llamas and alpacas, he creates them.” That day on the ridge, I felt I was witnessing the creation of a huge herd of magical alpacas whose hooves made no sound as they ran. Year after year, I return to the Peruvian Andes. The magic draws me back, and the sweet generosity of the Quechua people teaches me how to live on Pachamama in Ayni. I know I will always be a pilgrim in these mountains. Carol Parker, Ph.D. is an eco-therapist and wilderness guide. She leads vision quests and pilgrimages in Death Valley, CA, Canyon de Chelly, AZ and Peru. 505-235-1284 clparker@cybermesa.com

Apu Ausangate - most powerful Apu (Holy Mountain) in the Cusco region.



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Experience Mother Nature's Energy in Sacred Sedona


aving the pleasure of journeying to the Southwest, to a sacred spot of amazing energetics with five dear likehearted friends, pales only in comparison to the vast sacredness held in Sedona, Arizona. However you make it to Sedona, do be certain to add this destination to your bucket list. I have been to Sedona many times and during many phases of personal development and soul awareness. Yet the journey I took to Sedona with my five friends most recently brought with it a whole new appreciation of the powerful energies of Mother Earth that arise, meld with the energies on her crust, and reach with open arms to the Sun. While Sedona in general is very energetic, there can be various energies to “sort through” upon arrival. As a practice, my friends and I have learned to allow about two days adjusting and discerning – especially for you sensitive, open, empathic souls out there. To experience the depth of Sedona, the true Mother Earth energies, it helps to “work through” the tourist energy, the various spiritual energies, and gain your bearings to support your personal experience. Trust yourself to successfully “feel it out” – this guidance comes from within you. Once you have your bearings and your inner compass is clear and activated, there are four vortexes that should not be missed! Each vortex has a unique life force and energy. While I’ll share how my friends and I experienced them, I

encourage everyone to tune into the vortexes on a personal level to uncover the messages and connection that Mother Earth is co-creating with you. Our first stop was the Airport Vortex, where we encountered the Masculine energetics of the natural male. The vortex stands proud, confident, grateful and strong, just like a naturally empowered man whose vision is vast. There is a trail that wraps all around the airport. While it is not for the faint of heart, walking the trail can bring great focus. We chose to travel this trail methodically, mindfully, with every step being conscious action. In this way, the masculine came to life within us women. I have never been more grateful to Mother Earth as she was sharing this masculinity for me to experience in my female expression. It felt as if I was transformed into the energy of a proud warrior Chief with the wisdom of the ages. The next stop in our journey was to the Red Rock Crossing/Cathedral Rock Vortex which held for us the Feminine energetics of the natural female. Earlier visits here found me walking straight up the edge of the mountain – wear good shoes and bring lots of water for this hike! However, my friends and I took the time to enter through Crescent Moon Park area, wind our way through Buddha Beach, and approach Cathedral rock from the West. This vortex is sensitive, yet strong, quiet, yet deafening. The complexity of the feminine permeates through every trail. Exploring these



energies and the various hiking trails was relaxing and comforting. We took time to pause more often and tend to our self-care, just like a natural woman honors herself, her physicality, and her expression. We took pause to notice not only the twisted junipers, but the small frog by the river, the color of each stone – diverse and connected. Third, we agreed to explore Boynton Canyon Vortex, the vortex of balance between masculine and feminine. As we entered Boynton Canyon trail for our hike, we noticed it quickly became straight and even narrow in places, like walking a natural tightrope. This effect encouraged us to bring forth both the masculine and feminine energies of the first two vortexes we explored and dance with them together in our heart-soul Images courtesy of Stephanie Forcier essence. To top it off, somewhere in the distance a Native American flute was calling to us with a sweet and Mother Earth, we enjoyed moments of intriguing melody. How fortunate we were silence. We put our bodies and faces close to have this melody accompany us! Could to the rocks. We stepped out to the it get any better? There we were with precipice and faced the wind. Mother Earth, perfectly balancing male Each vortex was alive and and female within ourselves and communicated with us in profound and recognizing the co-creative power that the unique ways. We were taken by how much two possess when in harmony. I learned wisdom and knowledge we gained, just by an important lesson that day about how to showing up, by allowing the energies to embrace the natural male and natural flow within us. Mother Earth speaks and female within myself and others. The communes with us in many places, but energy was a strong gentleness, a focused Sedona is one of the locations that dreamer, an actionable pause. It was all of certainly holds a special place in her these seemingly opposite energies heart. I hope you enjoy taking your combined; it was transcending. journey there! Last, but certainly not least, we took For a wonderful Sedona vortex map: our trip to the Bell Rock Vortex. Bell Rock www.lovesedona.com. itself stands red and tall and profound. The Sun radiates off each rock face in the Stephanie Forcier has combined energy of masculine, feminine over 13 years of and balance. Wow! The energy hit us experience working with immediately after stepping out of the car. metaphysics and the As we took the winding trail through these exploration of the soul. Southwest woods – small twisted trees, Currently, Stephanie bushes, forbs, flowers, succulents and enjoys offering her clients cacti greeted us powerfully. Each had a “infinity” sessions. She is voice and each was speaking to us an infinite explorer and relishes connecting energetically. We talked back, we with the true creation of the Universe and explored, we paused, we were focused and knows this infinite connection is within each we were aloof. We allowed. Sometime of us. Stephanie actively offers events, after exploring the woodsy trail, we made workshops, blogs and personal sessions. Her our way up the face of Bell Rock itself. We new website is: infiniteforcier.com. To contact quickly found that getting to the top was Stephanie: infiniteforcier@gmail.com, not to be the goal. We sat mid-way in a 816-260-2438 or Facebook small alcove, immersing in deep, naturally www.facebook.com/innerwisdomevolution. -induced meditation. We conversed with


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Spiritual Horoscope

September 2016 Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22) Happy birthday,Virgo! This’ll be an amazing birth year filled with prosperity! The more you meditate and open your mind, the more space you make for abundance to flow in. Connect with positive-minded friends who uplift you and support your sense of expansion and possibility. Dream big and don’t censor anything with doubt, criticism, or lack of worthiness! The Universe wants to fulfill you, so let it! Image licensed by Ingram Images

Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22) Abundant, joyous Jupiter moves into your sign for twelve months! This is the start of a new twelve year cycle of spiritual, romantic, emotional, financial, and personal fulfillment! Meditate daily to visualize what your life will be like. Your dreams are waiting for you to call them into reality! Trust your intuition too, since it is very “on” right now! Working with forgiveness clears out even more room for the good stuff.

Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21) Jupiter begins working with your subconscious mind, helping you forgive and heal old struggles, even from past lives. Meditate on self-forgiveness too, and make it your spiritual practice to be compassionate to yourself, even if you think it is wimpy! Open up to new friends and activities that are just pure fun. Give yourself a break and enjoy life so that “issues” will heal effortlessly.

Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21) You can have awesome breakthroughs at work. You might get a surprising bonus or promotion. Or you might connect with a true soul friend through your job who becomes very dear to you. Your social life will flourish and you’ll be able to balance work and play. The New Moon eclipse early this month renews

your spiritual passion and might also bring travel opportunities. Enjoy!

Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19) Pluto turns direct in your sign, unleashing tremendous power to overcome fears and limitations and to achieve your goals! Jupiter moves into Libra for a one year stay, creating a once in a twelve year high point for career. The sky’s the limit in all areas of your life! You can also release old childhood traumas or negative thought patterns and rewire your brain for joy and fulfillment. Don't give up, because it is possible!

Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18) The New Moon eclipse opens you to a new depth of trust, intimacy, and sexuality. You live in your head, but energies this month help you to be present in your body, experience the moment with joy and feel “real.” You’re able to let go of old emotional hang-ups and fears. You’ll also have a resurgence in your spiritual life and feel a true loving partnership with the Universe! Nurture that relationship with extra meditation and gratitude. You’re a beloved member of the planetary family and you’ll finally feel that in your core!


Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20) Like your Aquarius friends, you’ll have deep healing in relationships and intimacy. You’ll also have an amazing flow of prosperity from surprising areas or circumstances! Just allow everything to be new. Practice seeing life with new eyes and come from a new heart. Reconnect with old friends who you’ve been “too busy” for and you’ll gain even a higher level of support and love!

Aries (March 21 – April 19) You don’t have to push for success. Just allow results of your hard work to roll in! Career stress and romantic issues unravel and start to flow. You can meet a new partner if single. If already connected, your bond will heal and blossom. Work wise, challenge people to get off your back and let you express your power and talents. Your health also improves since stress will melt away.

Taurus (April 20 – May 20) You’ll be in a cheerful frame of mind as your faith in the Universe is restored! It’s been a tough year and a half and now you’ll feel safe in the world, embraced in love and re-connected to your guidance. Your health improves because you’re under less stress and your body can repair itself instead of deal with crises. Spending time with pets can be very uplifting and healing.


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Gemini (May 21 – June 20) Your mind and heart have been cleared of old blockages that inhibit intimacy. Your spiritual efforts to heal are paying off and you’ll have blessings in your current relationship if partnered. If single, a wonderful new bond can start with someone who is part of your improved and expanded consciousness! Also, face financial issues head-on and they will resolve in fast, surprising ways!

Cancer (June 21 – July 22) Positive thinking and “quantum imagining” creates breakthroughs for you! Don’t be shy about meditating on the “impossible” since many options are open right now! Long-standing relationship issues can heal and even old childhood traumas. Believe it and you can live it! See yourself in the healed reality, even if it’s like watching a fanciful movie. Also, if you want to move, you can find an amazing house to live in that represents the new you. Ditto for job opportunities!

Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22) Creative money ideas can spring into your mind or finances can come from surprising sources! Read prosperity books and apply the principles for even more abundance. Pluto moves direct, bringing breakthroughs in health issues that seem “permanent.” You can also make new friends who are positive and fun. You might even heal with a sibling and the relationship will blossom like it never has before.

Aluna Michaels is a second-generation astrologer and soul evolutionist practitioner. She also holds a Masters in Spiritual Counseling and has been teaching and consulting for more than three decades. Her book “Spiritual Gifts of the 12 Astrological Signs” is now on Amazon in Kindle version and as an E-book on her website. Aluna is available for appointments in her home, by phone or Skype. Call (727239-7179 or visit www.alunamichaels.com

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

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

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

NUTRITION & WELLNESS Nutrition Consultant- Jackie Caldwell HHC, BS Jackie works with you to restore digestive health eating a grain free diet. Contact Jackie at 913-980-5605 www.grainfreewellness.com

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



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GODDESS PILGRIMAGE TO CRETE WITH CAROL CHRIST, a life-transforming sacred sites journey for women, spring and fall. www.goddessariadne.org.

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Strengthen your Learn energy healing skills for yourself and the night sky with one of the largest private healing energy and be able to teach Reiki. 9amtelescopes in Kansas and Missouri! Middle Creek others. Intro to essential oils included. 9am – 6:30pm. $975 with early deposit. CEs for 6:30pm, $380 with early deposit. CEs for nurses, nurses, massage therapists, marriage and family Winery is located south of Louisburg, KS under massage therapists, marriage and family beautiful dark skies. Details: Saturday, therapists, social workers. ICRT Licensed Reiki therapists, social workers. Karen Harrison, ICRT Master, Leawood, KS. 816-523September 10 - https://www.facebook.com/ pages/Middle-Creek-Winery/107910852606034 Licensed Reiki Master, Leawood, KS. 816-5234440. karen@karenharrison.net www.karenhar 4440. karen@karenharrison.net www.karenhar rison.net Friday, October 7 & Saturday, October 8 rison.net. 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NOVEMBER 6 REIKI III Sunday, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. at Maya's Oasis. Learn how to use crystals with Reiki, how to effectively remove blocks and non-beneficial energy, and more. www.MayaZahira.com ONGOING PRIVATE OR GROUP SESSIONS Barbara Ahern offers private or group sessions at your request. Energy healing, life reading, medical intuitive per John of God. Training designed for your group. Past life, training w Brian Weiss, regression & recovery. 913.522.4953 Kansashealer@yahoo.com REIKI CIRCLE Unity Temple on the Plaza; 707 W. 47th St., Kansas City, MO. 2nd Saturday every month 1-4p to receive Reiki session. Love Offering. For information, email kaubry@rocketmail.com or call 913-215-8863. U-NITE Experience Unity Temple on the Plaza's new Interspiritual Service Sundays 4:30-5:30PM in Meyer Hall (aka Eden Alley). Childcare & youth program offered. www.unitytemple.com 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. 816-523-4440 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.




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Juicologist position: EnJoy . . . pure food + drink is looking for someone to make our daily cold-pressed organic juices designed by experts in nutrition. Knowledge and belief in the power of nutritious, whole food is very important to us. ServSafe certifications are encouraged but not required. Afternoon, evening, and weekends. If interested please send resume to cross.staci@gmail.com. Take a sacred journey to Crete on a Goddess Pilgrimage with Carol Christ, foremother of modern Goddess movement and author of Goddess and God in the World and A Serpentine Path. www.goddessariadne.org. Evolving Magazine seeks commissioned sales rep: jill@evolvingmagazine.com



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