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A Guide for Conscious Living

Metaphysics for Negative Emotions Stress and the Adrenal Glands Creativity and Metaphysics ADHD: Help or Hype? EVOLVING‌ A GUIDE FOR CONSCIOUS LIVING


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Dear Friend, Daily, I try to open myself to differing views. I think the importance lies not in which view is right or wrong, but in using the information to create my own truth. With knowledge comes enlightenment. I do not believe in being against anything; rather, I choose to be for what I believe. How can we decide what we’re truly for if we don’t know the options? There is much disagreement when it comes to religious beliefs. In my view there are three choices: the male God, loving yet judgmental; the Goddess, loving mother; or the way of “the Tao,” that of a genderless supreme entity as pure energy. In Gospel of the Goddess, William Bond and Pamela Suffiel say of the Tao, “The trouble with this idea is that human beings find it difficult to grasp what the Tao is really like. It is ever mysterious, and beyond the comprehension of our limited minds. We seem to need an image that we can relate to, that we can understand in human terms.” To define what one is for takes knowledge and courage. Christian Baldwin, author of Life’s Companion: Journal Writing as a Spiritual Quest says, “To define what we’re for also requires specificity—clarifying the piece of the vision we assume as our responsibility.” My desire is to always have the opportunity to reflect and see the possibilities. Questioning my faith, opening myself to new points of view, allows me to pose questions so that I might have a new or different response. My desires and beliefs draw me as a magnet toward the reality that rings true for me. Find and create your own truth. What you believe is right is right—for this time—and perhaps for all time. I hope you enjoy this special issue on metaphysics—and the questions they may invoke.

The “You” Metaphysics...13 Creativity and Metaphysics...14

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Advertising ON THE COVER: “Vortex” by Eugenia Oritz The shapes and forms Eugenia uses in her work are her interpretations of the human soul and their role in the ebb and flow of life and relationships. She sees these forms as having their own personalities, with many facets and layers to each piece, just like a person. Through color, movement, patterns, layers and textures, Eugenia conceptualizes the soul’s life journeys through struggles and triumphs that lead to freedom, peace, happiness and empowerment. “Vortex,” Acrylic and Eggshell painting available for sale, contact Eugenia Ortiz at 913-735-7569. ~ eortizart@gmail

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An Evening of Insight from a Psychic Spy PSI: Adventures in Consciousness presents Joe McMoneagle, the author/researcher known as U.S. Government Remote Viewer #001, from 7:30-9:30 p.m. on Friday, May 17, at Unity Temple on the Plaza. McMoneagle is “The most renowned remote viewer in the United States”—Reader’s Digest. In fact, “Joseph McMoneagle may be watching you read this”— Washington Post. He is best known as one of the world’s leading inves-

Begin Your Journey into WellBeing® this Spring It’s Spring… shed the layers, dust off your hiking shoes and spring ahead on a health and wellness journey! As the host of The Journey into Wellbeing® TV series, airing now on PBS stations nationwide, Debra K. intends to help you begin a voyage on solid footing. 1. Go! Energizers – “I’ve done the hard-core dieting and detoxing. The thought of punching my calories into my phone app. for the rest of my life is about as appealing as when it’s time for my annual pap smear!” laughs Debra. Instead, she has committed to adding in more fresh fruits and vegetables and deterring cravings by blending an energizer every morning. Visit for some of Debra’s favorite recipes. 2. Invite Movement and RSVP Yes! – “I’ve noticed that the more expectation I place around exercising, the harder it is to do and the guiltier I feel when I don’t. I have never been one to structure myself long-term to commit to an exercise routine,” says Debra, who places reminders throughout her house to exercise. To make things simple, she has a yoga mat set up in front of the TV and keeps a stretch band in the kitchen to work those shoulder muscles when the coffee is brewing. Debra keeps a fit ball near her computer and does crunches when she needs a break from work. Tennis shoes and socks are always by the door as a reminder to

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tigational experts of Remote Viewing (RV) — the practice of seeking information about a distant or unseen target using extra-sensory perception across space and time. McMoneagle has been featured on the History Channel, the National Geographic Channel and an ABC special called “Put to the Test.” One of the original officers recruited for the topsecret Stargate Project in the 1970s and ‘80s by the Counter Intelligence Corp of the U.S. Army and the Stanford Research Institute, McMoneagle was awarded the Legion of Merit. The Stargate Project frequently yielded accurate and extraordinary information not obtainable by standard means. When Army Brig. Gen. James Dozier was kidnapped in northern Italy, McMoneagle was able to provide the name of the town and a description of the building where the general was being held captive. He also used RV to gain information

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get out and walk. 3. Be Like a Cow – “It’s not obvious to most people, but cows are lucky. They go straight to the source and eat what they need right out of the earth. Humans have too many bad options to pick from and what we choose is often in a bag or box, too far from the original source,” advises Debra, who is focusing on eating foods in the form that is closest to their origination. Her advice: pick produce yourself, become part of a farm delivery program, buy fresh at a farmer’s market or produce stand, or buy raw whole foods at your grocery. 4. Force the Chill – Always-on-the-go Debra adds, “This one is hard, especially for us Type-A workaholics, but it is vital for our overall wellbeing that we take time out and chill! I have set a timer on my phone to go off twice during the day with a reminder to take a few moments off and relax.” Debra would love to hear your natural health tips and experiences. Feel free to write to her on Twitter @DebrasJourney or Facebook at Journey into Wellbeing with Debra K. Debra K. is the host and executive producer of The Journey into Wellbeing®, which began airing in February on PBS stations in eight states. She is also the coowner of imassage, Inc.; executive director of the Destination Spa Group; and author of Success from the Start. Debra K. is a natural health explorer who left a Fortune 250 company to create The Journey into Wellbeing movement to positively impact the health of the nation. More details on and EVOLVING… A GUIDE FOR CONSCIOUS LIVING


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Journey to Wholeness—by Jude LaClaire, Ph.D. ADHD: Help or Hype?


recent news release quoted a survey indicating that the number of children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder had increased from 7 percent to 11 percent. This may have set off alarm bells. Upon investigation it turns out this was a phone survey with parents reporting about their children. This made me think more about the need for good, clear information about ADHD, its definition, causes and ways to help. You may be surprised to know that, aside from a list of descriptive phrases, there are no tests, no biological markers for ADHD. The American Psychiatric Association has a list of 15 criteria. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders describes the diagnostic criteria in detail. This approach is subjective and symptoms can be interpreted and treated differently. Often the suggestion for treatment comes from the teacher who can observe the behavior but has no diagnostic authority. The parents I have seen do not know where to turn for information and help. If they go to a family doctor the child is often routinely prescribed drugs like Ritalin or Adderall. This offers short -term results with long term side effects and diminishing efficacy. It is just one treatment option Hyperactivity and impulse control are symptoms and can be caused by a variety of things. There is growing agreement about the different causal conditions. Here are some of the more frequently suggested triggers: • Food sensitivities and food allergies • Chemical sensitivities • Vitamin or mineral deficiencies • Emotional trauma, anxiety and stress • Vision or auditory perceptual problems • Heavy metal exposure • Learning disabilities • Lack of sleep • Lack of structure, consistent expectations and consequences • Brain injury • Neurotransmitter imbalance • Inability to self-calm/relax the body A licensed mental health clinician, preferably one trained in the knowledge of the above triggers, can assess those relating to emotions, parenting and discipline and refer the parent to resources EVOLVING… A GUIDE FOR CONSCIOUS LIVING


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for assessing the other causes. Doris Rapp, MD, has written many books on the subject of allergies and children. You can go to her web site and get the information on ‘user-friendly’ allergy assessments. She has books addressing food allergies and environmental and chemical sensitivities. Her approach is thorough and easy to follow. Many studies have indicated that 75 percent or more of children with ADD/ADHD have food sensitivities. A Naturopathic physician can help with the assessment of neurotransmitter imbalance, heavy metal toxicity, vitamin and mineral deficiency, and good nutrition and allergies/food sensitivities. Edward Hallowell, MD. and John Ratey, MD. have written a number of very helpful books on ADD, including Driven to Distraction and Delivered From Distraction. Their books are thorough and helpful with much information, including a self-assessment and different approaches to working with the symptoms. Another important tool, regardless of the cause is self-calming/relaxation. A wonderful book Ready…Set…R.E.L.A.X. by Jeffrey Allen and Roger J. Klein offers a research-based program of relaxation, learning and self-esteem for children. I have successfully taught young children and adolescents to reduce stress and negative emotions with Dr. Leonard’s Neurobehavioral Programs. My Life Weaving Education Curriculum, a holistic problem solving approach, includes guided imagery for selfcalming. Parents and teachers can use programs like these to help a child feel in charge of his/her brain and body. I hope this will help you, your children or students and anyone you know struggling with this issue. There is way more help than all the hype. Jude LaClaire, Ph.D., LCPC, LCSW 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

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erhaps you have the impression that meditation is hard to do. It must be for a gifted few with orderly, peaceful minds, right? Nothing could be further from the truth. Meditation can be easy for anyone. In fact, as you’ll soon see for yourself, it has to be easy or it won’t work. Yet this principle appears to contradict common sense: to achieve anything of value in this world requires effort. Just look around. Humankind’s greatest achievements — in science and technology, in building corporations, in the creative arts — have been the product of effort. And those who made the effort to discover, build, or create those achievements also made the effort to acquire the knowledge necessary to excel in their fields. When it comes to meditation, however, the only effort required is to make the time to do it. Granted, this can be a challenge in our busy, achievement-oriented society, but once you’re actually sitting down and you close your eyes and begin, no effort is required. In fact, effort at that point will land you further from success. Why does effort yield positive results in nearly everything except the process of meditation? Simply put, achievement in the world is in the field of action, in the field of doing; meditation is in the field of being. Meditation is about doing less and less until you are doing nothing, simply being, abiding in the core of your innermost Self. At that point, the ego-mind, which is accustomed to always doing and trying, has temporarily dissolved. This is why meditation is effortless, why it must be effortless: the ego-mind can’t dissolve itself by doing. Doing only keeps it intact. In this respect, meditation is much like falling asleep (another common case of shifting from the waking state to another state of consciousness). Consider what happens every night when you go to bed. You turn off the lights, lie down, and after some time passes, you fall asleep. When it comes, sleep comes effortlessly. Other than setting up the proper conditions for sleep — turning off the lights, lying down comfortably, and so on — you can’t do falling asleep. In fact, as every insomniac knows, the more you try to fall asleep, the more surely you will lie awake tossing and turning. Only when you completely for-

get about trying to fall asleep does sleep come. The same holds true for meditation: making an effort to meditate only interferes with the process. You will have the best meditation when you approach it with the innocence of a child falling asleep. The child is simply tired, and so nature takes over and sleep comes, with ease. As Christ said, the kingdom of heaven is within you, and you must be as innocent as a child to enter it. Throughout our lives we have all learned to make an effort to one degree or another in order to achieve our goals. This may bring us success in the world, but not peace or fulfillment. For fulfillment, both the inner and outer aspects of life need to be full. We must become as expert in the field of being as we are in the field of doing. This will not only bring inner peace and well-being, but it will also allow us to tap our full creative potential to be even more successful in our active lives. Ajayan Borys is the author of Effortless Mind. He has traveled the globe exploring human potential practices. The host of Mind Matters Radio on Alternative Talk Radio, he teaches workshops and retreats on meditation and spiritual relationships near Seattle and in the Himalayas. Visit him online at Excerpted from the new book Effortless Mind ©2013 Ajayan Borys. Published with permission of New World Library EVOLVING… A GUIDE FOR CONSCIOUS LIVING


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Wisdom Within—by Suzette Scholtes It is Not About Me, Me, Me In the practical, metaphysics means we dig deep to become as awake to our complex self, creating self-value, trust, authority and esteem to serve humanity and community.


tudying metaphysics since 1989, my interpretations may differ from the consensus. The preposition “meta” means “beyond” or “look beyond the physical.” Often labeled New Age, metaphysical teaching roots back to 8,000-year-old Vedic Yoga. The ancient yogis called it Sankulpa or “manifesting” what you intend to create. A form used today is called Yoga Nidra (deep rest) or vision with imagery. Still, it is not simple. In the practical, metaphysics means we dig deep to become as awake to our complex self, creating self-value, trust, authority and esteem to serve humanity and community. It is NOT about me, me, me. One holds compassion for human kind. A good example: My former husband and I recently attended a neighborhood function; some folks who did not know us well said, “I did not know they got back together!” We have not. We made a powerful and conscious choice when we parted years ago to avoid hurting our son, the family, one another, or mutual friends with blame, punishment or estrangement. A child loves both parents and being critical of an “x” hurts his/her esteem; worse yet, it provides a weak model for forming healthy relationships. The child may fear intimacy as they become adult. Love is the foundation of metaphysics. I was seated for lunch by someone I didn’t know well, nor did I care to get to know him better. Later, I shared the difficulty of the tedious conversation with a friend. He looked at me and asked, “You mean you had no fun?” In Earth School, indeed, we are here to learn to have fun. Does it please you to observe how you think, how you language, how you act, and dream? I am DELIBERATE with my choices. If I am unhappy with anything (my weight, my habits, my body, my hair, my friends, my co-workers, it is my responsibility to recognize, let old patterns go, heal and change. Indeed, it is fun as we undo “blocks” or resistances to old hurts, old patterns and never, never blame the EVOLVING… A GUIDE FOR CONSCIOUS LIVING


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world, others or ourselves for our mistakes. We love being human and know that we as humans will make mistakes and our mistakes are forgivable. Ultimately, we accept that we create and impact our reality and all people in the world use the common materials: 1) dreams/goals 2) imagination and expectation 3) allowing via 4) choices/ decisions 5) thoughts 6) feelings 7) attitudes and 8) beliefs. On a recent plane ride, I sat by a woman who called herself an Avatar. “Do you know what that is?” she asked. I had a general idea that her mission focused on compassion. She began to point out my “limiting” beliefs. Now, here is the problem: I hadn’t asked for her opinion. Yet, as my intent was set for a wonderful journey, it was more fun to talk to her than sit by a silent stranger. I allowed her words to reinforce my principles, values, family, work, love and choices that have led to success and happiness. What a challenge to tackle such an intricate topic in 500 words so I conclude: Metaphysics for me means I meditate daily; and I know, trust and rely upon answers found within. Personal responsibility is my champion. Here in the presence of my soul and spirit, sourced by all love, little ever goes wrong. How fun is that? Suzette Scholtes has won awards for her writing including the prestige “Writers Digest” award for nonfiction. Her passion is writing and teaching. At the Yoga School, she directs the yoga teaching methods based on the 8,000 year old yoga tradition of yoga health and happiness, whether 18 or 80. 10400 W. 103rd Street, Overland Park.;; 913-492-9594.

Holistic Medicine—by Nancy Russell, M.D. Are You STRESSED Out?


o you have difficulty sleeping, experience unexplained fatigue or lack of vitality, pain or tension in your neck or shoulders, weight gain without over -eating, mood swings, diminished sex drive, difficulty remembering things or chronic infections? Do you ever wonder why???? The answer to this question and the culprit of these symptoms is probably STRESS. Stress is managed in a physiological way by the adrenal glands. The adrenal glands prepare your body for action when presented with a “fight or flight” situation. While this was a survival response in the days of the caveman, we are now more than ever, bombarded with stressors that promote adrenal activity. The adrenal glands respond to stress by releasing hormones such as epinephrine, cortisol and nor epinephrine. These hormones are typically triggered when we experience emotions like anger or fear and cause an increase in heart rate and blood pressure—and a temporary boost of energy by stimulating the liver to release sugar into our blood stream. Cortisol is the adrenal hormone that is essential to responding to more prolonged periods of stress such as intense exercise, infection, injuries and emotional stress. Other hormones produced by the adrenals promote muscle tissue growth and recovery, regulate our body fluid and electrolyte balance, and produce small amounts of estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. The adrenal glands may be small in size but they are MIGHTY in their function. They are literally vital to our basic human needs. When we remain chronically stressed, whether it’s physical, emotional, financial or other stress, these glands get fatigued and leads to impaired hormone production and balance. The body is then inadequately prepared to cope with new stressors, let alone the consistent daily stressors and schedule of the typical

When we remain chronically stressed, whether it’s physical, emotional, financial or other stress, these glands get fatigued and leads to impaired hormone production and balance. American. The adrenal glands work in conjunction with the thyroid, ovaries, testes and pituitary glands. When one gland malfunctions it often affects the others. This makes the source difficult to pinpoint because the symptoms often overlap. It’s important to assess the functioning of all of these glands with your healthcare professional. In addition to supporting hormonal balance with natural supplements and occasionally bio-identical hormones, lifestyle factors must be addressed. We live in a society that is always on the go. We are constantly taking on more tasks than we can handle. We often say things like, “I don’t have time for a vacation,” or when do I have time to exercise?” These things should be part of the schedule, not to be neglected. I once heard a comedian joke about microwave instructions on a Poptart. It reads, “Microwave Poptart for three seconds.” Really? If we only have three seconds to prepare breakfast, we are doing something very wrong. The important thing to understand about ourselves is that we do have control over some of the stressors in our lives. We CAN delegate tasks, take time for prayer or meditation, engage in moderate levels of exercise, get regular sleep and maintain good nutri-



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tion. If you have come to the realization that your adrenal glands are functioning at a less than optimal level, there are some foods you should absolutely avoid: high fat foods, artificial sweeteners, caffeine, refined carbohydrates and especially SUGAR. These foods actually interfere with your adrenal gland function. Now remember, I said moderate exercise. You can actually exercise too much or too intensely and fatigue the adrenal glands even further. The bottom line is this: we do have control over some aspects of our lives. The goal is to be proactive and responsible when it comes to overall health. So keep those yearly physicals with your primary care provider. Tell them about the stressors in your life, both daily and intermittent. Tell them about any recent injuries or infections. Discuss nutrition and stress management. All of these factors play a part in the overall functioning of your body as a physiological system and your emotional health as well. Become an active participant in your healthcare decisions and remember, no one can know your body better than YOU. Nancy Russell, M.D. is a holistic Internal medicine physician and has practiced in the Kansas City northland for 30 years. Dr. Russell blends traditional and alternative medicine in her holistic medical practice. As a founding member of the American Board of Holistic medicine, she is board certified in holistic medicine. For more information on getting to know Dr Russell, visit her website, call her office at Nurturing Optimal Wellness at 816-453-5545.

Revelations—by Margaret Ann Lembo Color Your Life: Awakening to Color and Consciousness with Crystals


s spring arrives, the palette of colors comes into bloom again. As the sun returns to the sign of Aries to stir another level of awareness, so do the colors of life. The renewal at this time of year brings about the coloring of eggs from an old tradition. Closets of clothes change - from the darker tones of browns, blacks, and burned orange to the pastels of blue, pink, yellow, purple and green – to reflect the season. Each season and cycle of life brings out different shades, tones, gems and colors. In the seasons of life, we change as well as the favored color and gemstone. When I was a child, bright red was my favorite color. Now as an adult, cobalt blue is my favorite color. I wear cobalt framed eye glasses, drink from cobalt blue quaffs, use a blue iPhone cover, wear a sapphire ring and wear a lot of cobalt shirts. The color keeps me calm and aligned with higher consciousness. Choose your wardrobe and gemstone jewelry for the day based upon the desired outcome of planned activities. Do you take

notice of the color of the clothes of a friend to encourage understanding? You might notice their gemstone jewelry: but, do you know why they chose that ring or bracelet today? You can “read” others by the colors they wear. Colors and gems influence the way we feel, act and react to others. The colors you are drawn to are revealing. The same is true with the gemstone jewelry as well as the colors of the foods. Colors show the need for comfort and love or the need to be heard. They show when it’s time to get motivated and take action or the need for more time in contemplation and prayer. Whether it is the color of your clothes, the walls of your office or the food you eat – wear it, paint it, eat it, or admire it with a matching intention. Everything vibrates. All vibration has a sound and a color associated. All thoughts create reality. Match the colors and gemstones that you wear or carry with the thoughtforms that create your desired outcome and watch a beautiful reality unfold. What colors and crystal do you choose

to aid you throughout this next cycle? Choose from the colors of the rainbow to help you make more conscious choices in the way you dress and in all that you do. Chakras — the energy centers of our body, mind and spirit - can be aligned from head to toe by matching your intention with the color of your outfit and accessories. Brown, black and red for power, grounding and focus. Choose black tourmaline or garnet. Orange, to birth those great ideas into reality. Carnelian and orange calcite facilitate this intention. Yellow to shine your magnificence and fabulosity. Use citrine and golden topaz to polish up your self-confidence. Green and pink to be compassionate and kind. With jade and rose quartz in hand, open your heart. Blues to express your authentic self with wisdom. Adorn your neck with aquamarine and turquoise to allow the Divine to speak through you. Purple to bring forth inspired living. Amethyst encourages intuition.

White to align with purity and clarity. Diamonds and selenite are sure to activate the connection to higher awareness. The choice is always up to you. How will you spring forward in this next cycle of your life? Allow the colors of spring to enliven your connection to the Divine in your everyday life. Inspire yourself. Inspire your friends and colleagues. Live fully and remember you are Love! Margaret Ann Lembo is the author of Color Your Life with Crystals, Angel Gemstone Oracle Cards; Chakra Awakening; and The Essential Guide to Crystals, Minerals and Stones. She is a spiritual entrepreneur and practitioner, aromatherapist, and the owner of The Crystal Garden—a book store, gift store, and spiritual center. Photograph by Andy Frame.

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he traditional Chiles en Eogada is from Puebla, Mexico, and was created to help celebrate the independence of their country. The dish was prepared, for the first time to entertain Agustín de Iturbide on his return from receiving Mexico's declaration from Spain. The colors of this authentic cuisine represent those of the Mexican flag (red, green & white), as well. Executive Chef Diego Rios Torre remains true to this tradition with his signature dish “In the Kitchen with Bonnie” at Frida’s Contemporary Mexican Cuisine.

Bonnie Rabicoff is the producer and host of the multi-media foodie series “In the Kitchen with Bonnie.” She has served as the Vice President of Development for KCPT Public Television and the Marketing Director of The Barstow School where she founded and coordinated “The Barstow School Organic Farmers’ Market and Chef Series.” Bonnie has worked in the television medium for over 20 years… Serving as a producer and host for a variety of community programs addressing education, the arts, social service and cooking. To view the entire foodie series, visit

Chiles en Nogada - Stuffed Poblano Peppers with Walnut Cream Sauce & Fresh Pomegranate Prepared by Executive Chef Diego Torre "In the Kitchen with Bonnie" at Frida's Contemporary Mexican Cuisine Peppers Ingredients: 4 Poblano Peppers Directions: Roast in oven or over flame until charred Cover, then remove skin. Walnut Cream Sauce Ingredients: 2 oz. Walnuts 2 oz. Whole Almonds 4 oz. Cream cheese 2 cups Milk ½ cup Sugar Pinch of salt Directions: In a blender, add Walnuts, Whole Almonds, Cream Cheese, Milk, Sugar and Salt. Blend until texture is smooth. Stuffing Ingredients: 16 oz. Tender Beef 4 oz. Sliced Almonds 4 oz. Raisins ½ Diced Apple ½ Cup Sugar Pinch of salt 1 cup House Sauce (salsa of your choice)

Directions: In a sauce pan, heat butter and add the Tender Beef, Sliced Almonds, Raisins, Diced Apple, ½ cup of Sugar and a pinch of Salt. Cook until meat is caramelized, then add the House Sauce. Assemble Stuff Poblano Peppers with Beef mixture. Top with the Walnut Cream Sauce. Sprinkle with Fresh Pomegranate.


We know the standard western diet is a recipe for chronic disease, including heart disease and stroke.


iet and nutrition studies have hit the news big this year. The Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease with a Mediterranean Diet study has received much attention. However, I don’t get too excited about studies, especially ones addressing diet and nutrition, until I read them because I often come to different conclusions. This is certainly the case with the Mediterranean Diet study. Two versions of the Mediterranean diet, one consuming at least ¼ cup of extra virgin olive oil per day in addition to cooking oil and another consuming about ¼ cup of a mix of hazelnuts, almonds and walnuts, were compared to a low fat diet. However the diet of the low fat group contained 37 percent fat, about the same as the Mediterranean diet groups. At HealthSpan, we consider 35 percent fat to be normal and 20 percent to be low. Dean Ornish, MD, renowned for showing that a very low fat diet, exercise and meditation can reverse heart disease, recommends 10 percent fat. The low fat group was not following a low fat diet. The primary source of fat in the low fat group was milk products, at least three servings daily. Dairy promotes inflammation and immune system dysfunction that can lead to heart disease and stroke. The authors acknowledge issues with monitoring the compliance of the control group. They received initial training, then a pamphlet once a year to remind them how to eat. The Mediterranean diet groups received initial training and quarterly monitoring. About halfway through the trial, the authors realized this might skew the results. Thereafter the low fat group received the same quarterly monitor12

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ing that the Mediterranean diet groups. Even so, the low fat group was encouraged to eat at least 2 servings of vegetables per day, but only half did so. About 65 percent of the Mediterranean diet groups did. The difference in heart protective and inflammation reducing phytonutrients from vegetables could have affected the results. So basically, this study compared the standard western diet to the Mediterranean diet. So what? We know the standard western diet is a recipe for chronic disease, including heart disease and stroke. The authors performed some statistical sleight of hand in order to reach their conclusion. Did they do that because corporations donated the olive oil and nuts to the study? The data shows that there was no significant reduction in heart attacks, death from cardiovascular causes, or death from any cause. There was a significant reduction in death from stroke. Only when these results were pooled could they say there was a reduction in cardiovascular causes. We live in world that requires a large study to make the changes that at some level we all know we need to make. But if we really want to figure out the best diet to prevent and reverse chronic illness, we need to do better than this study. Bethany Klug is a physician for whom food is a doorway to personal, community and planetary health. Learn more about her practice of “Restoring Health with Holistic Medicine” at 913-642-1900 and

Feature—by Stephanie Forcier, CT/CAP The “You” Metaphysics


n 2012, the realm of metaphysics and everyday life was teaming with predictions, revelations, theories, prophecies and timelines. December 21st came and went, energy moved, many things changed, some things did not change, and yet, here we are. What could this mean for metaphysics? What does this mean for us as individuals? What does this mean for us collectively? What should we focus on now? One of the Merriam-Webster definitions of metaphysics is: a study of what is outside objective experience. Yet, as a collective mainstream, we experience a great deal of focus on the objective part of our existence. A focus on money, war, housing, drama, headlines, deadlines and timelines pervades our media circuits. Amidst all of the chaos, many of us are sensing and feeling that things have shifted and continue to shift. We have been dancing in the field of the subjective. We are shifting our gaze to look upon money, war and drama as energy exchange; and, time has somehow become less rigid and less definitive. We are aware of more than simply tangible things. We are exploring the spaces in between object reality. As we individually become aware of what exists in our minds, we identify our thoughts through feelings, senses and intuition. We become able to distinguish the ideas and thoughts that resonate with us versus those that are not our truth. The recognition that we created our reality as a manifestation of our thoughts gives rise to accepting increased ownership and accountability, and more significantly, the desire to let go the thought -bound existence and live from the heart and highest self. This is the foundation of “you” metaphysics. Take a moment to review what is happening around us at this time. We now have access to volumes of information through the internet which has exploded over the last three decades. Where once much of our experience took place through central authority figures such as priests, doctors and teachers; we are now able to make more independent and more informed decisions.

wooded path, allow your thoughts and feelings to come to the surface. As you take inventory of what arises, take note of which represent your truth and which do not. For those thoughts and feelings you would like to keep, let them fill your senses and blend with the wonder of nature around you. For those you would like to release, visualize them going down into the ground, deep into the core of the planet, where Mother Earth transforms them for the highest good of the collective.

One by one, as we own, explore and honor our unique truth—the collective truth also shifts. We are educating ourselves. And many in these traditionally authoritative fields are shifting their practices to holistic partnerships. Where once we may have abandoned our own authority for that of another, or even the collective authority, we are now invited to do our own creative thinking and trust ourselves. One by one, as we own, explore and honor our unique truth—the collective truth also shifts. To journey into “you” metaphysics, here are some applicable steps to exploring and honoring your truth: •

Find a quiet and relaxing spot, ensure your body is in a comfortable position, close your eyes and begin to focus upon your breath. As thoughts arise, no matter what they are, acknowledge them with love and release them into your breath. For the thoughts you would like to keep, breathe them in on the inhale breath. For the thoughts you would like to release, breathe them out on the exhale breath. Spend some time in nature and immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and smells. As you sit comfortably or even walk along a



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The important piece with these exercises is to be gentle, honest, and compassionate with yourself. Allow the thoughts and emotions to flow until you are comfortable and at peace simply “being”. This is your journey, and you have full authority over it. You get to choose what to do, when to do it, and how to do it. You are the explorer of your soul. Could these journeys in the “you” metaphysics, the true exploration of your highest self, be the path to oneness? How could we all be “one” when each of us expresses our talents and skills so uniquely? One of us finds truth in nature, another in music, yet another in prayer, and so on. Our thoughts and feelings are as diverse and expansive as the universe itself. Yet, could this be the key? As each of us discovers and stands in our individual truths, perhaps the collective also evolves toward truth, and then, the universe itself…truth…oneness. Will you accept the invitation for the journey into “you” metaphysics? Will you live your soul’s truth? Stephanie Forcier is a Certified Teacher and Advanced Practitioner of the Pathway Prayer Process© to accessing the Akashic Records and Oneness Blessing Giver. Stephanie offers classes, personal sessions, and facilitates the KC Akashic Meet-up group., 816-260-2438 or

Feature—by Colleen Nilson Creativity and Metaphysics “We are the art and the artist.” —Greg Braden, The Divine Matrix\


etaphysics is the inquiry of things unseen, things beyond the physical. We each create our own unique individual lives by giving meaning to the experiences in our lives. Thoughts, attitudes and beliefs are the building materials with which we shape our reality, as the skilled hands of the potter shape clay. Awareness of our thoughts, attitudes and beliefs is the first step to discovering what exactly makes us happy, what gives us joy and satisfaction…and what keeps our happiness from us. The way we perceive, interpret, react and respond to situations in our life creates our unique personality. As infants and children we learn how to interpret and react to situations by mirroring the reactions of our caregivers. As we mature, we observe the reactions of others and perhaps choose to interpret and respond in different ways. The creative process for metaphysicians is mind, idea, manifestation. First we get an inspiration, a thought, and we process that spark of an idea into a plan. Then we manifest the idea into an experience, a new way of perceiving reality, a tool, a piece of art or any other new thing or situation we desire or need. When we look around at our lives, do we recognize our creation? Did we consciously create our circumstances; or did we unwittingly create the situation in which we currently find our self? Even if we are victims of circumstance, gaining awareness and consciously choosing our thoughts in response to a situation is the use of our creative power—which can transform our life.

Do I think the Universe is a friendly, supportive place and that life is on my side or do I think that life is hard, a struggle and most people never get what they want out of life, or do I believe that I am a "creative" capable of achieving my dreams? Do I think that some outside force has power over my life or do I believe I am the captain of my own ship? Whichever way you think, knowing a little about the ideas and principals of metaphysics can make your life better, maybe a little happier and maybe a little easier. The truth is life happens. But, if we believe we are the captains of our ship, through our free will, wisdom, skill and passion--we can steer our ship by our responses to what the seas of life bring us. If we are going through a storm, our skillful navigation will get us through to our destination. The more we practice navigating the more skilled we become. Just as it is important for the captain to know her ship’s destination, it is important to set goals and visualize the life we want to create, build, grow, and mani-

fest. Then we choose the thoughts, interpretations and responses (building materials) that will create or transform the situation to one that can be a blessing to ourselves and others. A change in the outer is always preceded by a change in the inner. Our outer circumstances can be transmuted by a change in our thoughts, our thought patterns. I hear people say, “I am thinking about losing weight.” I think to myself, “Good, keep thinking about it.” The same is true for any other change we want or need to make. When we want to create something new in our lives, we think about it before we begin. Even simple things like cleaning out a closet, we think about it before we begin. Sometimes our new project turns out better than we had envisioned. Ah, Grace! Even when life happens and we find ourselves in unpleasant or painful circumstances, our mind starts thinking, “What do I do now?” Do we think, “I can do this, I will figure out a way?” Or, are we overcome with despair? We may find our-



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selves in situations that we have a hard time coping with. We make mistakes, or we do things that we perceive as mistakes. We question our confidence. We doubt ourselves. Sometimes we feel alienated and alone, facing the unknown. What can we grab to hold onto? What can we do to make sense of our experience? Faith is a way of life. It is continuing on, looking for solutions to problems as they arise on our adventure of life. To be a metaphysician takes courage. We must be willing to take responsibility for the way we perceive, interpret and respond to the experiences in our life. We must have the courage to examine and build our own life and our life’s meaning. As metaphysicians we have everything we need inside of us. We have our thoughts, we have the ability to seek, to ask questions. We create our own meaning and perception of our life. We create our attitudes, our goals and reality. Being aware of the thousands of thoughts and feelings, even the small, almost silent thoughts that we have each day is the beginning of the creative process. The more mindful we can be of our thoughts and feelings, the clearer we can see the fabric and foundation pn which we have built our lives. Keep your mind on the causality of life, your thoughts, feelings, attitudes and beliefs. Give life everything you’ve got. Dare to be creative and live the great adventure. Colleen Nilson MS, LPC is a Counselor and Life Coach. Contact her at 913-244-6281.

Feature—by Bhasweti Gewhas, Ph.D., C.Ht. Metaphysics for Releasing Negative Emotions


ur life often presents us with challenging situations and disasters. These situations can create lots of negative emotions in our mind: rage, fear, pain, grief, loss, anxiety, insecurity and uncertainty are only a few of them. Dealing with these situations in life with so many negative emotions is really difficult. The metaphysical law of attraction tells us about our magnetic nature. If we dwell in negativity then we are attracting more negativity in our life. We all want prosperity; but deep within, if we remain submerged in lower vibrations and negative emotions… it is impossible for us to transform our life. That is why the metaphysical law tells us to shift our minds from lower vibrations. How can we release these negative emotions for relief? You may connect with deep breathing and silently bring your mind to a calm state. As you relax your mind, you can connect with your inner guidance and become self-reliant to feel better prepared to accept the disruptive situations in life. If you believe in any higher power, you may connect with the high vibrational energy to seek calmness. To replace negative energies, you may breathe in the energy of safety and protection. Connecting with your breathing, visualize your bubble (aura), the energy field around your body; fill it with white or golden light. This visualization can make you feel safe and protected. You may also visualize the same protection bubble around those dear to you. Prayer and meditation can bring more power to your visualization. Our life is made of energy in every level. During a time of crisis, the energy around us becomes very negative, frictional and low vibrational. If you soak up with low vibrational energy for a long time, then you are actually magnetizing and drawing more of this similar kind of energy. To change the pattern, it is always beneficial to bring positive attitudes to mind. With trust, hope and positive vibrations, it is usually easier to deal with challenging situations. To bring positive vibes we may look at our inner-self and appreciate our innate nature of love. You may be doing your best when you help others with love. If you are spending long moments with worry and anxiety, then please remember that your negative emotions are absorbing your strength and clarity of mind.

Take time to observe your feelings and thoughts. If your mind drifts to these low vibrational energies, then focus on breathing out the negativity to keep your energy matrix charged with higher vibes. It may be difficult at the beginning; but, as you practice regularly you will feel better. As a stress relief therapist, I work with many people to help them release trauma and all negative emotions associated with it. These negative emotions and traumas cause dysfunctional patterns in our subconscious mind and cellular memories. My client Linda is working on her unhealthy emotions caused by an early life trauma. When I first met her, she was very unhappy

therapy, Theta Healing and Emotional Freedom Techniques to open her heart in a safe environment, as it is the most essential requirement for her selfdevelopment. Linda has also been using meditation programs for a couple of months and opening her subconscious mind. Linda is making good progress and feeling more calm within. Like Linda, you can also take charge of your life. With determination and persistence, you can make the transformation. As you change your focus from negativity to gratitude--feeling that you are still surviving in spite of all odds and becoming more appreciative of any small goodness in life — your mental transformation will be empowering. Please empower yourself with gratitude, it will first make you feel calm within and as you practice remaining there, your life will take some time to adjust with your higher vibrational mind set. But, as you are not creating low vibrational clutter any more, you will be in a better place to attract prosperity in life. Now, it is completely your responsibility to consciously make the shift. Seek help if you feel overwhelmed; but procrastination would be counterproductive.

with herself, had a great amount of fear and a lack of trust in life in general. Even though she has a good job, is young and very attractive, she had very little selfconfidence, felt lonely and perceived her future to be extremely traumatic. I observed that her heart-center was partly closed off with fear and she could not relate to the energy of joy at all. People usually avoided her because they wrongly sensed she was very cold. In spite of her best efforts, Linda could not feel happy and secure. This was a pattern that she had been experiencing all through her life. At the very first day of our therapy work, she questioned why her life was so empty. In our course of work, I helped her to discover that her present life crisis is linked with her early memory of trauma in her childhood. She had been exposed to a trauma and felt tremendously helpless, fearful and insecure. The memory of her suffering was vivid in Linda’s mind. Therefore she had closed her heart in the fear of being hurt. Linda agreed to work with me on opening up her heart and letting go of past negative emotions. I am now helping her with healing work using Hypno-

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Bhasweti Gewhas, PhD., CHt., was a professor of Economics for 20 years but her inner quest led her to the path of spirituality. She is a certified Hypnotherapist, Spiritual Life Coach, Advanced Theta Healer, Psychic Reader and Reiki Master Practitioner. She has spent many years in extensive research and continuous training and education in India and the United States with spiritual masters. In healing work, her approach is nonjudgmental and inspirational. By connecting with God, angels and master guides, she connects to divine guidance on any aspect of life to offer insight for highest development and happiness. For stress free meditation visit http:// Now offering one hour introductory session for only $30 (50% discount) for limited time only:, 913-660-0669

Spiritual Horoscope—by Aluna Michaels May 2013 Taurus (April 20 – May 20) Happy birthday Taurus! May gets off to a slow start, but hang in there for exciting surprises! Mars and Saturn might make you frustrated and feel like things aren’t going your way – or that people are blocking your success. Meditate each day to channel your tension and forgive circumstances, so you’ll be open to receive upcoming blessings. By mid-month, you’ll connect with people easier and needs will be fulfilled. You could also get extra money unexpectedly! Gemini (May 21 – June 20) You can start an amazing new relationship, or a current one will feel renewed and revitalized. You’ll also have appreciation for yourself – because you’re pretty awesome and life will reflect that to you! Prepare for these wonderful feelings by clearing your heart of old disappointments – especially meditate on how you pick on yourself. Ask the Universe for help to break your negativity addiction! Cancer (June 21 – July 22) Pay close attention to dreams, since you can receive guidance on how to be more fulfilled. In meditation, visualize situations that make you happy. This creative energy has the power to materialize. You might also re-connect with an old love, or even get involved with a forgotten hobby that makes you feel youthful and joyous. Remind yourself that you deserve to have fun. Make playtime a priority and a spiritual discipline! Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22) You’re about to draw fulfilling people and activities into your life. Meditation and clearing out memories of old challenges makes room for the most “good stuff” possible. You have the power to confront your personality defects that keep you from being truly happy. Write about problems and patterns – then rip up the paper, or burn it to symbolize your freedom. Even if family mem-

bers are stuck in old “stuff”, you don’t have to inherit their “issues”! Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22) Be patient and quiet at work early this month. You could be frustrated about certain approaches or principles of supervisors or colleagues. Mid-May things clear up and you’ll have breakthroughs with job, salary and how you’re perceived. Problematic people will be exposed and you won’t be involved. Use this same idea with family issues. Just meditate and visualize light on everyone concerned without getting embroiled in their drama! Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22) If you feel tension in romantic or financial partnerships, take a breath and make sure to meditate. Arguing, pleading your case or worrying won’t be helpful. Focus on letting go of past issues that are making you feel panicky. Be as serene as possible, and have faith that solutions will come mid-month! You’ll be able to trust again, and be relaxed in significant relationships. It’ll be clear the Universe is on your side and cares about your happiness! Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21) Any difficult circumstances in relationships are showing up so you can heal trust issues. Don’t react emotionally, but go within, meditate and journal about your intense feelings. After your inner process, visualize

your hurts and doubts consumed in a forgiving fire that is purifying you heart. Mid-May will bring a flood of experiences that are safe, loving and enriching. You could even get unexpected finances! Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21) Relationships are taking a huge step forward! You could meet someone wonderful if single, or have massive improvements in a current connection. But, in order to get the most healing and happiness, meditate on letting go of petty irritations that make you less warm and receptive. Whether about yourself, family, work or life in general, focus on gratitude and tolerance! You’ll attract the best possible outcomes! Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19) Watch for negative thinking when struggling in relationships. You have more in common with your partner than your able to see right now. If single, there are lots of interesting people out there! Meditate on abundance so you see things more positively. Use affirmations. Also, eat well so your moods aren’t low from bad foods. Mid-month your attitude lifts and life will seem amazingly better! Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18) You’re about to break through dysfunctional patterns learned in childhood that hold you back from truly enjoying life to the fullest! You’re a



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fixed sign, and not a free-minded as you’d like to think – but the energies this month make you feel safer to step outside your box. You’ll be able to bond more deeply, feel a fuller sense of joy without cynicism. You’ll be more in your heart and less in your head. Still super smart – but also fully present and gentle without awkwardness. Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20) If you feel your spiritual practice is stale, try changing things up. Fresh avenues to your intuition open if you put something new in the meditation area of your house. Or try a different area altogether. You might have your quiet time outside – or experiment with a new yoga class. Try meditating with close family members, friends or your spouse. By the end of the month you’ll feel reignited in this area! Aries (March 21 – April 19) The first half of May, take care of any lingering financial issues. Also meditate and see if you have resentments that are causing lack of trust or cynicism. Clear away these concerns that are draining you on a subtle, yet powerful level. Midmonth new energy comes in that will bring cheerful people and attitudes. But you need to be fully cleansed of tension to fully enjoy the blessings ahead! 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 two decades. Her book “Spiritual Gifts of the 12 Astrological Signs” is now on Amazon in Kindle version. Ms. Michaels is available for appointments in her home or by phone. Call (248) 583-1663 or visit

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events Earth Day Donaon Drive 4/18 – 5/4 – Bring a minimum of two bags of dona1ons of reusable clothing and household items and receive a 30% off coupon for your purchases. This offer is good at all 5 Kansas City Savers Loca1ons. May 2013 Traci Bray, Medium $200 discount for small groups at my loca1on. Call 913.940.0754 for full details. h>p:// May 2–5 Soul Radiance: Meditaon and Yoga Retreat Unity Village. Reconnect with your spirit, awaken to your full poten1al, and strengthen your soul connec1on with yoga, self-discovery exercises and silent and guided medita1ons. No prior experience with yoga or medita1on needed. May 3 Connie Dover & Friends w/Bob Walkenhorst 7:30 p.m. at Prospero’s Uptown Books / Facebook: Café Caliban, 3600 Broadway, 816.931.2665. $12 advance, $15 day of show. May 3-31 Sacred Sites of Gaia Art Show by Susan Tower An exhibi1on of Susan’s pain1ngs of worldwide sacred sites, open throughout May during store hours. May 3 Opening Recep1on, no charge, 6-8 p.m. at Aquarius, 3936 Broadway, 816-931-6303, May 4 Blessings & Boogie 7 – 9 p.m. Healing Journeys Experience peace, love & healing during Oneness Blessings followed by a "Sweat Your Prayers" trance dance. Truly an alterna1ve spiritual experience. Details & RSVP: Healing Journeys 816-217-3359 www.KayaHewi>.com May 4-5 Reiki I & II Learn energy healing skills for yourself and others. Intro to essen1al oils included. 9am – 6pm, $320 with early deposit. CEs for nurses, massage therapists, OTs. Karen Harrison, ICRT Licensed Reiki Master, Leawood, KS. 816-523-4440. karen@ May 5 Some Like It Hot w/ Lonnie McFadden & Family Annual Chili Cook-Off at 5 p.m., followed by a special concert at 6:30 featuring Lonnie McFadden and Family Live! Unity KC North, 1000 NE Barry Road, KCMO., 816.436.0200.

Include date, title, text and contact info. Events are due by the 15th of the month. $18 for up to 25 words; $.25 a word after that. Featured events include a boxed frame with a graphic: $33 per column inch. All events are prepaid. Contact May 7, Noon - 1 pm June 5, 6:30 - 7:30 pm Simple Sweet Tooth Soluons Our love of the sweet foods served us for eons, un1l now. Christy Lonergan will teach you how to tame your sweet tooth. And it's not just about self -control. Includes food prepara1on demonstra1ons, recipes and tas1ngs. $45. or call 913-642-1900 May 8 Eat Your Veggies, and Love Every Bite Vegetables are the key to a lifespan of health. Learn to love every bite with these simple, tasty ways to prepare vegetables, including kale! Includes food prepara1on demonstra1ons, recipes and tas1ngs. Noon - 12:50 $45. or call 913-642-1900. May 9 Dairy-Free and Loving It Got migraines, sinusi1s, allergies, asthma, acid reflux and arthri1s? These are just a few common inflammatory condi1ons that can improve by going dairy-free. With these easy alterna1ves to milk, cheese, yoghurt, ice cream and bu>er, you won't miss the mustache or the myriad of symptoms caused by dairy, including coronary artery disease and cancer! Includes food prepara1on demonstra1ons, recipes and tas1ngs. With Danna Weddle. Noon - 12:50$45. or call 913-642-1900. May 10 Angels Among Us w/Steffany Barton An in1mate gallery event demonstra1ng Steffany’s unique intui1ve talents, with audience interac1on. 7-9 p.m., $20/door at Unity KC North, 1000 NE Barry Road, KCMO. May 10 An Evening with Bill Jo Andersen — Channeler A free in1mate group channeling. 7:30 p.m. at Westwood Community Center, 4700 Rainbow Blvd., Westwood, KS. Monthly program of PRS: May 11 Akashic Records Meet-up Join us as we open our Akashic Records and gain the tools needed to living the healthy and produc1ve lives we came here to live. 10-11 a.m., Crescent Springs, OP, KS (love offering) Host: Stephanie Forcier, 816-260-2438 May 11 Oneness Family Course 9:30 – 2:30 Unity Church of Overland Park. Unique & upliSing day for the whole family! Learn tools that elevate your family's consciousness; Heal wounds that cause family conflict; Yoga, medita1on, art & more. Special family spiritual celebra1on! Details & Registra1on: Healing Journeys 816-217-3359

May 13 Higher Brain Living AWAKEN Center in Downtown Overland Park. Free 1-hour presenta1on. 11:30 a.m. 8001 Conser, Suite 230. Preregister. Contact Deb Mathine 913-441-7997

May 18 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reducon Summer Course at Sastun Center. Clinically proven to posi1vely impact stress, pain, illness. Free introductory session 5/18, 10-11:30 a.m. Reserva1on required: Lisa Pinsker at 913-789 -9696 or www.mindfulness-ma>

May 14 Core Star Energy Healing Clinic 7:15 p.m. $20 Experience the benefits of energy healing. 6045 Martway, Suite 104, Mission, KS. Reserva1ons 913-831-4422

May 18 Movies that MaCer 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Healing Journeys Join us as we enjoy provoca1ve & inspiring films followed with open discussion. Food, friendship & inspira1on for living powerfully in our Awakening world! Check for this month's film: Healing Journeys 816-217-3359

May 15 Simple Eang For Life Danna Weddle shows you how to make the HealthSpan Simple Ea1ng Rule real in your life. From simple, tasty ways to get 6 fist size servings of vegetables per day, to how to get the best quality and value when you shop, to how to get your family nodding along with the changes. You’ll gain the confidence to make food the founda1on of your health9 am – 10:30 am. $125. or call 913-642-1900. May 15 Simple Eang for Weight Loss and Blood Sugar Control Danna Weddle takes a step-by-step approach to the HealthSpan Simple Ea1ng Rule to make food and lifestyle changes that lead to natural, las1ng weight loss and blood sugar control. Learn why typical diets for weight loss and blood sugar control don’t work. Never diet again and love every bite! 11 am – 12:30 pm $125. or call 913-642-1900. May 15 Creang Conscious Community 7 p.m., free monthly gathering! May topic: selfmaintenance. Guest speaker: Loma Sunterra, LMT. Register: kansascitycrossroads/events; 913.735.3HBL. May 15 Stress Got You Spinning? 8p.m. Free presenta1on: Pull Out of the Stress Tailspin! Higher Brain Living® mind-blowing live demo! Register: kansascitycrossroads/events; 913.735.3HBL. May 17 An Evening of Insight from a Psychic Spy Meet U.S. Government Remote Viewer #001. Joseph McMoneagle was involved in the Stargate Project and other Remote Viewing projects. He’ll share the latest updates on experiments being conducted around the world. 7:30 at Unity Plaza, presented by PSI (h>p:// $5 members; $10 non-members.



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May 21 Higher Brain Living AWAKEN Center in Downtown Overland Park. Free 1-hour presenta1on. 6:30 p.m. 8001 Conser, Suite 230. Preregister. Contact Deb Mathine: 913441-7997 Tuesday, May 21, noon to 1 pm Wednesday, June 19, 6:30-7:30pm Gluten Free and Loving It There is life aSer bread! Gluten is a protein found in wheat, wheat subs1tutes like spelt, rye, and barley and some oats. It's a common cause of inflamma1on that can lead to any inflammatory condi1on, including autoimmune diseases, cancer and heart disease. With Christy Lonergan. Includes food prepara1on demonstra1ons, recipes and tas1ngs. $45. or call 913-642-1900 May 26 & 27 Pet Memorial Center Grand Opening Noon to 5 p.m., 816-891-8888, Rolling Acres Memorial Gardens for Pets, 12200 N. Crooked Rd., KCMO. May 27 Savers 50% off Memorial Day Sale. Sale Includes clothing, shoes, bed and bath, and accessories. This offer is good at all 5 Kansas City Savers Loca1ons. May 28 Juicing and Detoxifying: Stabilizing Blood Pressure, Cholesterol and Your Health Join HealthSpan health coach Roger Lee Davis and learn why drinking the juice pressed from vegetables, fruits and grasses can have tremendous posi1ve impact on your physical and mental energy. Roger will help you understand the importance of detoxifying the systems of the body and why juices are at the top of the list of cleansing agents. Learn the difference between juices and smoothies. Tas1ngs and recipes included. 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm $45. or call 913-642-1900.

May 28 Book Signing + Workshop Janet Farrar and Gavin Bone, authors of A Witches' Bible and Progressive Witchcra6, present an interac1ve workshop. $25. Book signing and recep1on 6:00-7:30 p.m.; Workshop 7-9 p.m. at Aquarius, 3936 Broadway, 816-931-6303, May 28 Core Star Energy Healing Clinic 7:15 p.m. $20 Experience the benefits of energy healing. 6045 Martway, Suite 104, Mission, KS. Reserva1ons 913-831-4422 May 29 Guitar Concert by Brian Henke One of the top guitarists in the world, playing his own composi1ons of nature for medita1on and healing. $15. 7-9 p.m. at Aquarius, 3936 Broadway, 816-931 -6303, June 1 Akashic Records Meet-up Join us as we open our Akashic Records and explore divine 1ming. What is 1me and how do we navigate our reality outside of 1me limita1ons? 10-11 AM, Crescent Springs, OP, KS (love offering) Host: Stephanie Forcier, 816 -260-2438 stephanie@ June 1 Akashic Record Sessions Treat yourself to a personal Akashic Records Session with Stephanie Forcier and connect to the path of your inner wisdom. 1-4 PM Crescent Springs, OP, KS www.InnerWisdomEvolu1o Call Kat for appt: 913-341-2044 June 9 Exploring Psychic Techniques an e.course delivered in four lessons including two conference calls. Defining types of workers, tools & techniques, tons of re-

sources. 913.940.0754 h>p:// June 10 –11 Reiki I & II Learn energy healing skills for yourself and others. Intro to essen1al oils included. 9am – 6pm, $320 with early deposit. CEs for nurses, massage therapists, OTs. Karen Harrison, ICRT Licensed Reiki Master, Leawood, KS. 816-523-4440. June 14 & 15 Healing Touch Level 1 18 CEs nurses, massage therapists $315, $290 by June 1 8am-6pm, Olathe, KS Mary Oberg, 913-706-6345, healing June 17 Public Group Reading in Baldwin City, , 7 - 9 p.m. Spaces are limited! To schedule and for pricing, contact Deborah McCullough, 785-594-3670 June 28-29 Sacred Civilizaon: The Cure for a Dysfunconal Society Workshop with Sharif Abdullah Sponsored by Unity Instute & Seminary. Is sacred civiliza1on an oxymoron? Abdullah, an interna1onally-recognized peace ac1vist, will explain his theories about the causes of societal dysfunc1on and how we can become a more inclusive global society. $45 August 2-4 Herbal Goddess Celebraon Join Wise Woman Kahla Rowan Wheeler and Priestess Kim Macy for this first annual honoring of Mother Nature at 80 Acres Retreat Center in Leavenworth. Celebrate, Dance, Explore, Learn and Connect! $150 Early Bird registra1on by June 1: Kim Macy at or (816) 510-4391.

ONGOING A NEW BRAIN. A NEW BEGINNING. HIGHER BRAIN LIVING® 7 p.m. every third Wednesday. Free gathering then presenta1on: change your brain’s physiology to make sustainable growth. Live demo! Register: kansascitycrossroads/events. MEN OF SPIRIT: TALKING CIRCLE First Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. Join us as we discuss spiritual, community and "men" topics. Unity KC North, 1000 NE Barry Road, KCMO., 816.436.0200. EAT THEIR WORDS THURSDAYS 3rd Thursdays at 7 p.m. at Prospero’s Uptown Books / Facebook: Café Caliban, 3600 Broadway, 816.931.2665. Drama1c performance of celebrity memoir, hosted by Philip Hooser ($4, belly laughs free of charge). SPEAK UP STORYTELLING THURSDAYS 4th Thursdays at 7 p.m. at Prospero’s Uptown Books / Facebook: Café Caliban, 3600 Broadway, 816.931.2665. Storytelling hosted by Laura Packer, $4. YOGA TUESDAYS AT CRESCENT SPRINGS Tuesdays, 6:15 pm-7:30 pm. $66/ 6 sessions or $13 drop-in Mats, etc. provided. Renew your body, mind and spirit! 913-341-2044 ONENESS BLESSINGS Fridays, 6:30 - 7:30pm Inner Wisdom Wellness Center 5807 Merriam Dr, Shawnee, KS Come experience the grace and upliSing energy of the Oneness Blessing. We will begin with the ancient medita1on, Chakra Dhyana followed by blessings from trained Oneness Blessing Givers. Details & RSVP: Love Offering ENERGY HEALING SESSIONS FOR CANCER PATIENTS By Appointment. Since 2005 the Kansas City Healing Project has been providing energy healing sessions for cancer pa1ents. Our clients have been experiencing a reduc1on of their stress, anxiety and pain levels from their treatment and disease. Dona1on basis. Contact John Hoefer at 816-718-6358 for details. 1ST FRIDAYS HIGHER SELF ALIGNMENT TEMPLE “OmniDimensional Transforma1onal Cellular group session.” Remember, It Is Time 6:30pm, $15, Crescent Springs, 913341-2044 3RD FRIDAYS THE STONE TEMPLE 6:30pm, $15 OmniDimensional Transforma1onal group process u1lizing stones, music & energywork. Crescent Springs, 913-341-2044.

HATHA YOGA FOR WOMEN Saturdays 10:30am-11:30am $10.00 a Class Bring your own Mat North Kansas City 816-645-1818 30 MINUTE TAROT READINGS for $25.00 Monday-Saturday 9am-2pm North Kansas City 816-645-1818 HUMP DAY MINDFULNESS BREAK Wednesdays 1:00 – 1:30 pm Round out your week with calm and peace. Mindfulness is the capacity to let go of worries and projects and cul1vate awareness of the present moment. Mindfulness can help transform any difficulty including anxiety, stress ea1ng, grief and anger. Dr. Klug has taught mindfulness prac1ce for over 15 years. $10. or call 913-642-1900 or just show up. EMOTIONAL WELLNESS GROUP FREE – Ongoing in May and June. Go to or call 913-954-8380 for details. THE PSYCHIC LOUNGE Join our community of spiritual seekers and conscious livers each week in the Psychic Lounge. Airs live Sunday’s at 8 pm CST via BE LOVE MEDITATION Join Dr. Ma> for medita1on and enlightening conversa1on each week. Thursday's @ 6:30 pm8pm. 4044 Central, KCMO. Bring a pen and notepad. Cost is $10. for updates. PET LOSS SUPPORT GROUP last Tuesday of the month with Raphael Smith. It is a love offering suggested at $10. 6:30 p.m. TONGLEN MEDITATION CLASS with Dr. Kat Bowie on Wednesday nights from 6:30-7:30 for a suggested love offering of $10. KANSAS CITY RAW VEGAN FOOD UNION FIRST Saturday’s at The Struan Center Potluck from 24 p.m. MONDAY ONENESS BLESSINGS 6:30 – 8 p.m. at Don and Jess Palmer’s Harbor in Lee’s Summit, love offering. Experience the Oneness Blessing aSer a beau1ful group medita1on. www.onenessa> or

FRIDAY MORNING PROCESS PAINTING Every Friday, 10 am-12:30 pm at Crea1ve Nectar Studio. $30 per class, all materials included. Call 816-550-6728 to register. WELLNESS 101 If you are ready to change your health, wellness and/or weight, you’re ready for Wellness 101 – a 10-hour science-based course that can CHANGE YOUR LIFE! November classes KansasCity. or call 913-269-7990. INVISION SPIRITUAL GATHERINGS Saturday nights at 6:00 PM and Sunday mornings at 11:00 AM. Powerful messages and great music! 5106 NW Waukomis Drive, KCMO. YOGA IN THE NORTHLAND TAUGHT BY MARTI LEE Classes for beginners to advanced. Address: 5106 NW Waukomis Drive, KCMO. More informa1on: Facebook/com/InBlissYoga CHAIR YOGA Mondays at 8:30 a.m. at Gardens of Delight near Parkville. $78/6 week session Pre-register at 816.584.0777. RESTORATIVE YOGA 2nd Saturdays 10 a.m. – noon at Gardens of Delight near Parkville. Gently stretch, open the body, deeply relax and rejuvenate major organs. $25. Pre-register at 816.456.2359. PRE-NATAL YOGA Mondays at 7 p.m. at Gardens of Delight near Parkville. Enjoy our innova1ve approach to prenatal care and experience a radiant pregnancy and healthy delivery. $78/6-week session. Preregister at 816.584.0777. GROW ORGANIC w/GARDENS OF DELIGHT Join our community garden outside of Parkville. Your family receives a 10’ by 20’ plot. Explore growing and ea1ng your own organic produce. Informa1on: 816.584.0777. 4 DAY BIOENERGY HEALING CLINIC First Tues of the month 7-9 PM, Fee: Dona1on. Reserva1ons: Kim Meisinger 913-685-9939 h>p:// HealingBioenergy/Movies_BLP.html

MONTHLY GROUP MEDITATION— INTO THE DEEP First Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at Unity KC North, 1000 NE Barry Rd., KCMO.

REIKI CIRCLE Unity Church of Overland Park 10300 An1och, nd OPKS. 2 and 4th Mondays 7-9 p.m. Love offering. All welcome. Receive a Reiki treatment. For flier: 816-523-4440

GENTLE YOGA Tues &Thurs, 7:30 - 8:30am Healing Journeys Love Offering Join for some gentle morning yoga. Wake your body up with yoga and you won't need coffee! Appropriate for all levels. Reserva1ons: 816-217-3359

SACRED RELATIONSHIP 2 or 3 Saturday monthly A beginning tantra class for singles and couples to experience the Divine. 7-9pm. Ipsalu Tantra Kriya Yoga teacher. Leawood 816-523-4440, For flier with topic and date,



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May 2013 Evolving  

The May issue explores the field of metaphysics.