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November 2010 ~ Vol. II, Issue 9

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X volving A Guide for Conscious Living

Abundance Awaits

Share Your Abundance and Watch it Grow

Abundance and the Spiritual Realm EVOLVING ‌ Aunique, GUIDE FOR CONSCIOUS LIVING 1 November 2010 PLUS: Holiday Gift Guide with non-traditional and inspirational gift ideas!


Hunger Initiative Everyone deserves not just food, but quality, wholesome food, for the Thanksgiving holiday. EATING WELL IN KANSAS CITY and EVOLVING are providing dinners, home delivered, for 12 families in need. Help us support others by contributing to our mission. Sponsors include: EVOLVING EATING WELL IN KC The Struan Center HeartSong Pathways Sandy Jorgenson VALA Gallery Renee Burnett Mona Raglow

For more information on how you can contribute, contact Jill at 913-944-1298 or jill@evolvingmagazine.com

What is Pay It Forward? Forward Do you have a favorite holistic/alternative healing professional? Want to give back to those who help, guide and support you throughout the year? EVOLVING is starting a Paying It Forward advertising section with community-supported ads. Contact your account executive to inquire how you may show support for your favorite small business or businesses. Or, write a testimonial and recommend who you think should receive a free ad in the next issue of EVOLVING. EVOLVING‌ A GUIDE FOR CONSCIOUS LIVING

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“Concern should drive us into action and not into a depression.” --Karen Horney Dear Friend, “Anytime you have more than you need, you have abundance,” Sarah Ban Breathnach wrote in Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy. This sentence struck a resonant chord deep within me. So much time seems focused on a feeling of lack, of wanting, when in reality, this is such an abundant universe. If we spend time each day focusing on what we have, rather than what we need, our lives are truly abundant. To achieve a state of abundance, the secret is to live “as if”. Catherine Martin writes in her article, “Abundance is a River”: “When we are stuck in the squeeze of ‘not enough’, we are essentially turning off the tap at the source, which creates less flow and more ‘not enough’.” In his article about paying it forward, Michael Martin explains the need for action in creating true abundance: "Good intention without action is like sitting in a rocking chair. You feel like you are accomplishing something, but you are not getting anywhere." “Catch yourself the next time you start dwelling on what you don’t have,” Breathnach says. Switch tracks by noticing and appreciating all you do have. As this becomes a personal habit, you’ll find yourself coping well with any amount of money you have, rather than worrying about it.” When we are grateful, we have abundance—because to me, abundance is being open to, aware of, and grateful for the goodness in my life. Rather than worrying about money, each of us has the option daily to focus on the good—then take action. I am eternally grateful for the abundance of writers, helpers, readers, volunteers and advertisers involved in creating each issue of EVOLVING. This month, to get ready for the holidays, we also include a Holiday Gift Guide with suggestions for unique, non-traditional and inspirational gift ideas. May your holiday season be blessed.

12 Abundance Awaits

12 Abundance is a River

13 Share Your Abundance and Watch it Grow

]|ÄÄ WâààÉÇ ON THE COVER: “On Autumn’s Wing” Jennifer Rivera is an abstract painter who works primarily with acrylics on canvas. Having been raised on the east coast of the United States, Jennifer was exposed to a culture rich in art at an early age. She has traveled the United States extensively and has lived in many urban cities across the country. Her travels have not only influenced her life, but her work as well. Jennifer is now living in Kansas City. Jennifer's work can be seen in various exhibitions throughout the Kansas City area and many of her pieces reside in private collections in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Scottsdale, Kansas City, and New York City.

Publisher Jill Dutton 913-944-1298 jill@evolvingmagazine.com Editorial Assistant Judy Kirkpatrick Contributors Tom Anderson, Jayana DeWolf, Bethany Klug, Jude LaClaire, Catherine Martin, Michael Martin, Aluna Michaels, Nancy Russell Ad Design Maitreya Zohar

Photographer Aneal Vohra Advertising Connie “Crash” Humiston 913–322-3378 conniecrash@kc.rr.com or Karen Cowdry 913-636-9502 karen@evolvingmagazine.com www.evolvingmagazine.com www.eatingwellkc.com

Departments: News

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In Business

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Food Conscious

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Spiritual Horoscope

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Journey of Wholeness

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Events

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Holistic Health Update 9

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contributors

departments

Jude LaClaire

Aluna Michaels

Bethany Klug

Jayana DeWolf

features

Tom Anderson

Catherine Martin

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Michael Martin

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Nancy Russell


news

Care of Poor People, Inc. Survival 10 Event For over 20 years, Care Of Poor People, with your help, has supplied our community’s poor and homeless with lifesaving materials necessary to survive winters wrath. Now we need your help in collecting the materials needed for the Survival 10 Event. A successful collection and funding will save lives this winter. As in the past, we pray that all religious institutions, civic groups, employers, college and school volunteers support us in raising the tax deductible materials and funding for the thousands coming to the event. Our Needs: Winter clothing: Men, women and children (new or used) coats,

pers for babies, lady's personal hygiene materials. Kansas City's biggest potluck dinner (100+ feet long): Meat dishes, salads, casseroles, pasta, hard-boiled eggs, chips, deserts. Anything you are good at cooking—even leftovers.

blankets, long john underwear, sweaters, gloves, hats, long sleeve shirts, sleeping bags, shoes, pots and pans, dishes, camping gear and children’s toys. Personal Hygiene Materials: Soap, tooth paste, tooth brushes, shampoo, wash rags, towels, Pam-

For Survival 10 Event information, getting involved and/ or clothing drop-off locations please go to our website at: www.coppinc.com For further Information: call Richard G. Tripp (Director) at (816) 920-6119 (office) or at (816) 9189239 (cell). Richardgtripp@yahoo.com

The Struan Center, LLC Presents Self-Discovery & Transformation Practitioners at The Struan Center, LLC will present two half-day experiential workshops in its SelfDiscovery and Transformation Series on Saturday, November 13. These series of workshops will present topics relevant to holistic living and mind, body and soul integration. The first workshop, “Manifesting Your Vision” teaches you to engage your higher self through meditation, release emotional and physical energy blockage, and to create and actualize your personal vision for whole living. The second workshop, “Shadow Self Into Whole Self” focuses on understanding the role of your shadow in day-to-day living, and using meditation, nutrition and drumming to connect with your shadow self and further your spiritual development.

Both half-day workshops will run concurrently on Saturday, November 13 in both the morning and afternoon in order to provide maximum opportunity for attendance. Both classes will be held at The Struan Center, LLC offices at 4044 Central St., KCMO. Cost is $90 for full day attendance which includes both workshops (9:00 am-4:00 pm) or $50 for attendance at either individual workshop (9:00 am-12:00 pm or 1:00-4:00 pm). Registration is required by November 8, and can be done online at www.TheStruanCenter.com or by calling Dr. Kat Bowie or Dr. Raphael Smith at 816-9604525.

Discover what “The Secret” didn’t tell you, what Deepak Chopra doesn’t know, and why Eckhart Tolle only has half the story. Learn how Higher Brain Living is transforming medicine, psychology, and spirituality at the next presentation:

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18TH 7:30-8:30PM Sign up today at www.higherbrainliving.com or call 913-385-2500 to reserve your spot!

GOLDEN AROMATHERAPY

Communiversity’s Wholistic Health Fair By Rick Mareske The very first Wholistic Health Fair, held in the Spring of 1990, was the brain child of Communiversity employee Jo Bonewits. Years ago, she was inspired to “give people in the community an event where they could find out about holistic health practices to better direct their own research and resources.” Her idea was that instead of throwing yourself down on a table and saying “Heal me,” you could be an active participant in your own healing. That first health fair boasted twenty booths and twentyfive workshops. This November, Communiversity will host over 60 exhibitors and 20 workshops. Barbara Criswell, owner of Aquarius, is a regular exhibitor at the fair. She is especially impressed with the non-commercial nature of the gathering and the sense of community the fair inspires. “People come to the Communiversity Health Fair as a way to enhance and expand their lives, not out of a sense of neediness. That’s why I enjoy it so much and participate twice a year.” In addition to Barbara, the other 60 exhibitors include an incredible diversity of experience and services such as: hepatitis “C” screenings, shamanic astrology readings, reflexology, gem-

www.goldenaromatherapy.net

stone readings and raw food. Information is disseminated on a diverse and vibrant alternative culture right here in KC. Many items are for sale ranging from jewelry to salt lamps. In addition to the many exhibitors at our fair, they offer some great workshops at a bargain price. You can take three workshops for $5 if you pre-register by calling Communiversity. Workshops include: Maya Abdominal Massage, The Healing Power of Plants, Reverse the Aging Process, Holographic Chips and much more. The workshops offer participants a chance to enhance their knowledge and ask questions of the presenters. You can find an array of innovative health concepts on the top floor of UMKC’s University Center on Sunday, November 14th from 11:00 AM until 6 PM. Twenty workshops will offer the health fair attendee new ways of dealing with physical and spiritual issues, while over sixty exhibitors will introduce their products, know-how and services. Call 816-235 -1407, pick up a catalog of upcoming classes and the show guide at any public library or visit our website www.umkc.edu/commu for more information.

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Rocky Patel rcky1120@aol.com ~ 816-916-1823

Aromatherapy—Experience the sensation of essential oils! ~ Purify home and office of negative energies, viruses and bacteria ~ Essential oils for love, healing, prosperity, clairvoyance ~ Beauty Creams, Soaps, Candles, Incense ********************************************************************

MCKS Pranic Healing Sessions (Also see Ongoing event listings in this issue.) ~ Long Distance Healings ~ Clairvoyant Readings ~ Financial and Relationship Healing ~ Pranic Energetic Facelift ~ Feng Shui for love, health and prosperity—home, office, or business ~ Space Clearing—helps disintegrate stress energies and residue from the past, relieves sports injuries, backaches, headaches

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Rocky Patel: rcky1120@aol.com; 816.916.1823 or Sherry Sutera: s.sutera@att.net; 913.488.6651


news • Colon Hydrotherapy; II-ACT Certified

Stone Spirit Lodge: Awaken Your Wild Joy

• Massage Therapy

www.naturalhighwellness.com 9341 West 75th Street Overland Park, KS 913.901.8699

• Far Infrared Sauna • Ion Cleanse Detoxing Footbath • Herb & Supplement Store • Naturopath/Herbalist Services

Ecstatic Poet Paul Goldman and Reiki Master Dawn Goldman are filled with Wild Joy! in announcing the opening of their Metaphysical Store, Stone Spirit Lodge, designed to “Awaken Your Wild Joy”. A Grand Opening Celebration will happen on Saturday November 6, 2010 with an entire day of ecstatic events. Come and be surprised. Stone Spirit Lodge is located at 309 Westport Road, just east of Morning Glory Antiques. Store hours will be Monday-Friday 10:00am to 7:00pm and Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm. Upon entering the door, your eyes will first light on one healing section after another as you discover a plentiful assortment of items to awaken the song in your soul. Whether you will be seeking

a singing bowl, Kwan Yin or Buddha Statue, eighteen inch hoop drum with Native American inspired hand-painted design, handcrafted meditation altar table, meditation cushion, incense, smudge, soaps, CDs or crystalsyou will find something to “Awaken Your Wild Joy”. In discovering Stone Spirit Lodge, you will find a sacred space dedicated to fostering peace, awakening and oneness—both individually and community-wide. With ample performance space, both classes and performances of a wide variety will be scheduled including First Friday Gratitude Open Mic Nights starting December 3, 2010. Paul and Dawn Goldman so look forward to welcoming you at last to Stone Spirit Lodge. See you there.

Steven Acuff to Present Health Seminars Integrated Veterinary Services • • • • • • • • •

Surgery Dentistry Acupuncture Chiropractic Wellness Exams Allergy Elimination Balanced Immunizations Nutritional Consulting Dog and Cat Products

Michelle Chappell, DVM, CVA and Associates

“Caring for Pets, People and the Planet” Mariposavet.com ` 913.825.3330 13900 Santa Fe Trail Drive, Lenexa, KS 66215

Sheila Dodson, DVM

Steven Acuff, an internationallyknown nutrition and wellness expert, will present a series of Health Seminars November 9-13, in Overland Park and in Mission, KS. Listed in the Marquis Who’s Who in America for his extensive work in food and health, Steven Acuff offers a unique program that blends modern nutritional research with ancient principles. Steven has given many international seminars, including a joint seminar with Shizuko Yamamoto, a world-renowned master of shiatsu massage. Every year, Steven teaches an intensive course in traditional facial and body diagnosis at the Alfa Center for Holistic Therapy in Stockholm, Sweden. He has lectured in the U.S., Canada, Thailand, Singapore, and many European countries. The Health Seminars will be held November 9-11, 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty in Overland Park, KS. Topics include: How to See Your Health: The Art of Visual Health Evaluation based on Oriental Traditions and German Naturopathic Techniques; Healthy Food: The Pros and Cons of Common Food Regimens; and Food and Cancer.

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Cost is $20 to pre-register. The two-day Advanced Seminar will be held on Friday, November 12, from 3:00-9:30 p.m. and on Saturday, November 13, from 10 a.m.—5 p.m., at 6005 Martway, Suite 103, in Mission, KS (Sandra Karr’s office). Participants will learn in-depth ways they can mobilize their self-healing power. Cost is $200. Registration is required. To register, or for more information about Steven Acuff and his Health Seminar Series, contact Gia Maisch, Nutrition Consultant, at (913) 406-4886 or gia12@att.net. Or, visit www.giamaisch.com


food conscious

Luci Enyart

The New Smoothie

RN, Clairvoyant, Energy Healer, Personal Life Coach and Mentor

By Bethany Klug My first experience with the smoothie was part of a diet that promised better health by eating only fruit until lunch time. What a disaster! My blood sugar swung from high to low and my dysbiotic bowel went wild. That was the last time a smoothie crossed my lips on an empty stomach, until now. I’ve taken the smoothie to a whole new level. The New Smoothie is a quick and easy nutrition delivery vehicle. The New Smoothie has three elements: liquid base, protein staying power, good for you thickeners and tasty phytonutrients. Simply choose at least one item from each category, blend and enjoy. Amounts are approximate. Use an amount that tastes good to you. Now, let’s turn the smoothie further on its head. This recipe comes from my friend Roger. He juice fasts one day every week and breaks the fast with this soup, or is it a smoothie? You decide. Whatever you call it, it’s a tasty way to enjoy vegetables. Try it for breakfast. Add parsley and fresh herbs for another tasty variation.

1 cup water or kombucha Juice of ½ lemon 2 cucumbers, chopped

Specialties:

2 cloves garlic Cayenne pepper or fresh hot pepper to taste 1 ½ - 2 avocados Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Serves 4.

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 913642-1900 and www.bethanyklug.com.

Colonics Nutrition Energy Work Biokenetics Digestive Enzyme Therapy

Business Name: BALANCES Telephone: 816-721-3216 Email: awesomelightbearer@yahoo.com Clients Are Just Friends Luci Hasn’t Met Yet!

Paying Paying--It It--Forward

What is Pay It Forward? Forward

Create your own Smoothie Liquid Base (1/2 cup total) water nut or seed milk

Protein Staying Power 1 TBSP raw sesame tahini 1 TBSP raw almond Butter

kombucha coconut water

1 TBSP Hemp Seeds 2 TBSP raw cashews

Good for You Thickeners

Tasty Phytonutrients

¼ cup dried wakame, arame or seaweed salad (soak in liquid for 10 minutes to soften)

½ cup sprouts, spinach, kale, zucchini, carrot or other vegetable (washed)

¼ avocado

1 frozen banana

2 tsp flax seeds

1/4 cup fresh or frozen berries

Do you have a favorite holistic/alternative healing professional? Want to give back to those who help, guide and support you throughout the year?

2 tsp hemp seeds 2 dates 2 tsp mesquite powder

2 TBSP dried goji, goldenberries or mulberries 2 tsp carob powder 2 tsp raw chocolate powder 1 tsp white or yellow miso Stevia to taste

EVOLVING is starting a Paying It Forward advertising section with community-supported ads. Contact your account executive to inquire how you may show support for your favorite small business or businesses. Or, write a testimonial and recommend who you think should receive a free ad in the next issue of EVOLVING.

Smidgeon of Real Salt

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journey to wholeness

Lighten the Holidays By Jude LaClaire, Ph.D. There are two ways of spreading light. To be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. —Edith Wharton As the days grow shorter and the nights grow longer we come closer to the celebration of "light" in a number of different spiritual traditions. You may wonder why your thoughts or worries about the season feel heavy or burdensome. Perhaps a review of some of the things you can do to feel better, lighten the load or brighten your mood may be in order. You groan, “More things to do?” Self-care is the one thing on the "to do" list that can give you more energy, make tasks seem easier, keep you healthy and help you make wiser decisions about how to use your time. Who has time to be frantic, fatigued or sick? These are things you know; but like many of us, easily forget. Let’s start with the basics. Getting enough sleep? Rubin Naiman, Ph.D., author of Yoga of Sleep: Sacred & Scientific Practices to Heal Sleeplessness, can help you with some practical ideas on how to get the sleep you need to be rested and well. Some studies tell us that ½ of adults struggle with insomnia. What are you eating? If you eat lots of healing foods like fruits & veggies, protein from lean meat or fish, beans, legumes, chickpeas, nuts and seeds, little sugar and take Pro-biotics you will have a clear head, a happy digestive system and avoid those colds and flus going around. Are you walking, running, swimming or working out 30 minutes at least 3-4 times a week? Our bodies hunger for movement and physical activity. Aerobic activity changes the "depression chemicals" in our blood to "feel good" hormones. “Motion is lotion,” a friend of mine used to say. It truly is. Feel stiff, have aches and pains? Then exercise is truly for you. Create emotional harmony within yourself and with others! This is an important ingredient of good health any time of the year. Lift the emotional weight by embracing the "child within" and have some fun. Pretend

Celebrate the holidays with rituals that are meaningful to people you will be with and to you. Find the beliefs that unite and span the different cultural and religious worlds. that you are having the great holiday you never had or a better, different holiday than you had as a child. Work things out with people close to you.

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Find ways to ease stress and relax. Relaxation and pleasure create healing states of mind. What kind of music are you listening to? Are you doing things you enjoy? Choose holiday activities that are fun for you, as well as for others. Dance when you can, take a break when you need it and listen to your body-mind telling you what he/she needs. Do what you believe in. Celebrate the holidays with rituals that are meaningful to people you will be with and to you. Find the beliefs that unite and span the different cultural and religious worlds. Common values like peace, giving and receiving authentically, sharing joy, showing appreciation and love can bring everyone together. Several books that offer great ways to be healthier and relieve stress caught my attention recently. Jonathan H. Ellerby, Ph.D. in Inspiration Deficit Disorder: The No-Pill Prescription to End High Stress, Low Energy and Bad Habits gives strategies for making positive changes. David Servan-Schreiber, MD, Ph.D., a cancer survivor and neuropsychiatrist, in Anti-Cancer: A New Way of Life, tells us that the way one would live to avoid cancer has the same components that any healthy life would demand. He talks about nutrition, exercise, psychological wounds and creating the healthy relationship with our body-mind that stimulates the immune system. It seems that being healthy, having fun, reducing stress and "lighting" up your life with peace, joy and harmony share similar approaches. I hope that this year you can find ways to relieve your stress and enjoy each minute as you create the Holidays anew. Jude LaClaire, Ph.D. LCPC, LCSW is a counselor, educator and author. For counseling appointments, seminars, training, speaking engagements or information on Neurobehavioral Programs call 913-322-5622. For more information about Jude LaClaire or the Kansas City Holistic Centre, go to www.kcholistic.com. jude@kcholistic.com.

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holistic health update

Vitamin D: The Sunshine Hormone By Nancy Russell, M.D. Are you at risk for vitamin D deficiency? Everyone is potentially at risk in Kansas City as we live above the 35th parallel. We simply live too far away from the sun. And many of us use sunscreen and avoid the mid-day sun to protect against skin aging and skin cancer. Other factors that prevent vitamin D absorption from the sun include: high air pollution, darker skin, aging, obesity, celiac disease, Crohn’s disease, cholesterol medications, kidney or liver disease. In addition to its role in bone health, vitamin D regulates dozens of genes and is involved in normal cell division, immune function, insulin secretion, blood clotting and blood pressure. Given all these roles, maintaining sufficient levels of vitamin D is crucial to optimal health. Vitamins are substances that are essential to the function of the human body, but are not produced by the body. Hormones, on the other hand, are produced by the body and function as chemical messengers. The chemical structure of vitamin D is very similar to the sex and adrenal hormones and actually is produced in the human body. So vitamin D acts more like a hormone than a vitamin and affects many important bodily functions. Our body makes vitamin D with sun exposure to UVB (ultraviolet B) sun rays. Even with sun exposure, most of the people checked for vitamin D levels are deficient, unless they are taking supplements. The best blood test to assess your levels is 25-hydroxy vitamin D3. The normal range is generally 32-100 ng/dl. Many authorities recommend to be at the bottom of this range for optimal health and to prevent toxicity. Many researchers and healthcare practitioners now believe that the optimal level is over 50 and up to 90. Vitamin D is fat soluble, so it does build up in the body and toxicity can occur. It is important to monitor blood levels at least once a year. Signs of vitamin D deficiency may include: chronic pain in muscles, joints and bones, muscle weakness, osteopenia, osteoporosis, seasonal affective disorder, periodontal disease, high blood pressure, lowered resistance to infections, infertility, polycystic ovary syndrome and high blood sugar. Most sources recommend exposure to the sun as the best source of vitamin D. If you get 15 to 20 minutes of daily exposure to the midday sun with bare arms and legs, you may be protected. Avoid bathing and chlorine in swimming pools for as long as possible after sun exposure to allow the body to con-

vert sunlight to vitamin D in the body. For most people, optimal vitamin D levels require a combination of sun exposure, dietary sources of vitamin D, and supplements. A few sources of dietary vitamin D include: eggs, mushrooms, crab, shrimp and oily fishes. Supplements of vitamin D2 and D3 are available by prescription and over-thecounter. When taken by mouth, it is best absorbed with a meal with some fat as it is a fat soluble vitamin. Vitamin D3 is better absorbed and utilized by the body than vitamin D2. Most multivitamins and standard vitamin D tablets contain 400 IU’s (international units) per tablet which is the recommended daily allowance (RDA). For postmenopausal women, the recommendation is 800 IU’s per day. Most adults need at least 1000-2000 IU’s per day to achieve optimal levels. Some may need higher doses. The potential benefits of vitamin D are shown in observational studies and study trials, suggesting that optimizing vitamin D levels may help prevent a wide range of diseases associated with low levels of vitamin D. They include: various forms of cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, periodontal disease, autoimmune disease, chronic pain and the flu. To achieve these possible benefits, it is important to work with your healthcare practitioner to monitor your vitamin D levels. Optimizing your levels with adequate and sensible sun exposure, dietary sources and supplements offers real benefits. Vitamin D can contribute significantly to overall health and well-being.

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4020 State Line, KC, KS 913-908-7248 jcambird@gmail.com www.heartsongpathways.com

Shamanic Pathways at White Deer Lodge Daniel Baxley THOTH Endorsed Teacher in The Pachakuti Mesa Tradition Offering: Shamanic Healing and Teachings, Spiritual Counseling, Sacred Stone Massage, Reiki, Craniosacral, Vision Quest, Sweat Lodge, and Workshops 816816-769769-7343 email: rainbowspiritstar@yahoo.com Website: www.shamanicpathways.net

Nancy Russell, M.D. is a holistic Internal medicine physician and has practiced in the Kansas City northland for 28 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. As a board member of the American Holistic Medical Association, Dr Russell learned and believes, “Love is our most powerful medicine”. Holistic medicine is also about getting to know each person as an individual, getting to the root of the problem and having a partnership between physician and patient. For more information on getting to know Dr Russell, visit her website, www.drnancy.com.

The December theme for EVOLVING is

Creating Tradition with a special (late-shopper’s)

Holiday Gift Guide Contact your account executive to be included.

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MYSTIC TREASURES 7711-E North Oak Trafficway Kansas City, MO 64118 Book store and gift shop Gemstones, essential oils, sage, incense, dreamcatchers, prayer flags, Readers, Events, Reiki and Energy Work

Directory of Services Northland YOGA Center d r o p i n a n d di s c o ve r

816.420.0820 mystictreasureskc@yahoo.com Find us on Facebook!

BARB HOFFMAN, MA Licensed Professional Counselor Licensed Clinical Social Worker ● Depression ● Loneliness ● Anxiety ● Addictions ● Trauma & Grief ● Relationship Issues ● Serious Illness ● Guided Imagery

your sanctuary

Peace w w w .n or th l and y og a. c om 1 m i l e We s t o f B r i a r c l i f f on A r g os y

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KC Green Forum Presents

What if Cannabis Cured Cancer? Discover the truth about this ancient medicine. Monday, Nov. 15 7-9pm Could the chemicals found in marijuana prevent and even heal several deadly cancers?

Rob Amerine: 816-444-4668 Aquarius Books: 3936 Broadway KCMO 64111

Individual  Couples Family  Counseling

Westport Growth Center 4104 Central, KCMO 64111 (816)561-1116

What does your face reveal about health? Steven Acuff’s Health Seminars: The Art of Visual Health Evaluation; The Pros & Cons of Common Food Regimens; Food & Cancer, & more!

November 9-11, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Only $20 to pre-register! 8101 Marty (Matt Ross Comm. Ctr.)

Gia: (913) 406-4886

VIABLE OPTIONS > 1806 Swift # 105, NKC > Gravity Flow Colonics > TCM Herbal Evaluations > Homeopathy, Iridology > ZYTO Compass Evaluations > New Sun Nutritional Supplements > Detox Saunas, Foot Baths, Fasts, Workshops

www.viableoptions.com 816.283.0685

Dragon's Shire Helping you find the Spiritual YOU. Spiritual, Crafting, and Magickal Needs

Helping Individuals, Couples & Families cope with: Grief and Loss Chronic and Serious Illnesses Relationship Issues Depression and Anxiety

www.DragonsShire.com

4104 Central, Kansas City, MO Call (816) 582-3877

gia12@att.net www.giamaisch.com

Jay Peters

Karen Elise

M.S., D.MIN

For a consultation call: (913) 339-9591 • Licensed Professional Counselor • Licensed Marriage & Family

Therapist • Certified Hypnotherapist • Addiction Specialist • Spiritual Counseling

8700 Indian Creek Parkway, Suite 220 Overland Park, KS 66210 www.drjaypeters.com

www.KarenElise.com

Connie “Crash” Humiston

Creative Concepting ~ Ideas! Writing/Editing ~ Web, Press Releases, Brochures, Media Kits ~ Book Editing Publicity & Media Relations Event Planning & Promotion, Emcee & Voice Talent Evolving & JAM Ad Sales

Elizabeth Hunter-Blank Licensed Clinical Social Worker in MO and KS

Tarot Readings In person or by phone

Events and Parties Dream Interpretation Intuitive Counseling Life Path Coaching

Certified Hypnotist

Holiday Gift Certificates

(913) 322-3378 ConnieCrash@kc.rr.com EVOLVING… A GUIDE FOR CONSCIOUS LIVING

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The Alpaca Weight Loss Lady By Jayana DeWolf As a little girl, growing up in the Adirondack Mountains of New York, Tina was taught to measure success by hard work and the amount of money she made. For this reason, Tina spent much of her adult life doing what was expected of her. She got a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Development, married a few times, divorced a few times, became a mother, didn’t ask for much and worked hard to make a lot of money. Unfortunately, as each year passed, she adopted unhealthy habits which eventually led to obesity, denial and depression. In 1994, after a divorce and a string of administrative/ management jobs, Tina decided a change of scenery was needed, so she moved to Kansas City. For a while she was at peace until she found herself divorced again, this time left alone to raise her autistic son, Anthony. The pressures of life and the added responsibilities of raising her son solidified her resolve to do what she must to make money. A few years passed, Tina remarried and city life was good for the couple—but something seemed to be missing. Both wanted to recapture their rural roots. Obviously they could not quit their full-time jobs and move to the country overnight, so they decided to stay in the city to live and buy five acres of land in Adrian, MO where they would keep three Alpacas. Although Tina enjoyed her city/country life, something was still amiss. Her self destructive habits prevailed: eating, changing jobs every three years and doing what was expected. Upon reflection, we see the portent of a moment, how a single step becomes the catalyst for great change. The year 2008 held three seemingly simple moments for Tina and Bob, the first being the decision to purchase a home with 25 acres in Adrian, MO. They intended to continue working their full-time jobs while creating supplemental income with Alpaca textiles and products,-slowly purchasing more livestock each year. The second simple moment was in September, when tenyear-old Anthony said, “Mom, you need to go on The Biggest Loser”. Tina, at 5’5”, had reached 252 lbs and was steadily gaining. She had high blood pressure. She was too embarrassed to tell anyone just how lost, hopeless and alone she truly felt. Tina knew he was right and she had to do something. The third moment was two weeks before Thanksgiving, when Tina decided to try a program she had found on the internet. The program had been around for over 30 years and had been repeatedly studied by teaching hospitals and a number of universities including Johns Hopkins University, each time proven to be safe and effective. Tina was intrigued and even more impressed with the focus not being on weight loss, but instead on three lifestyle areas: body (how you fuel your body), mind (how your habits are choices), and finance (becoming a productive human). Two years ago, if you had asked Tina what she wanted to do with the rest of her life she may have answered, “eat and pay the bills.” Today, she understands that things don’t have to stay the same and would boldly reply, “I’m the Alpaca weight loss lady and I’m committed to creating opportunities for people to make healthier life choices!” Since making the commitment to start the program, Tina changed her body and lost 105 pounds. She changed her way of thinking, stopped counting calories and carbohydrates, and chose to dream big instead of be big. She changed her finances and traded in her make-money career for the more rewarding role of Health Coach. Tina and her husband Bob started The Golden Heartland

Two years ago, if you had asked Tina what she wanted to do with the rest of her life she may have answered, “eat and pay the bills.” Today, she understands that things don’t have to stay the same and would boldly reply, “I’m the Alpaca weight loss lady and I’m committed to creating opportunities for people to make healthier life choices!” farm which is home to 24 Alpaca, one Llama, and six fainting goats and Alpacas for Autism, a non-profit organization dedicated to hosting family-oriented fundraising, educational and inspirational events. You can keep your head down, do what is expected of you and spend your whole life chasing money…or you can choose to give and live!

Tina Cochran Farmer/Health Coach Adrian, MO www.tinacochran.com www.goldenheartland.com

Jayana DeWolf is forging new ground as a business and marketing consultant dedicated to helping small businesses, non-profits and independent professionals. She believes both the business entity and its leadership have a unique personality. www.cbizconsulting.com

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By Tom Anderson On a sunny August afternoon, I sat on a rock next to a stream in the Sierra Mountains of California and had a conversation with a trout. Ordinarily I’d be fishing for trout, not talking to them, but this wasn’t an ordinary day. It was the first of a nineday wilderness vision quest; and I was there because I was desperate to find some answers about the future direction of my life. In my desperation, I was willing to talk to anyone—or anything—that would listen. I had reached a turning point in my life a few months prior, on the day my boss offered me a partnership position in his firm. It was everything I had ever wanted; yet, it didn’t stir my heart. I knew the time had come, at 45 years old, to finally figure out what I wanted to be when I grew up. As I sat on the rock watching the trout watch me, I began to tell him my story. I explained why I was there and what I was looking for. I shared my hopes and dreams, concerns and aspirations. I don’t really remember all of what I said to him, but I do remember he was a good listener, so good I wanted to do something to thank him. I remembered the wooden flute I had brought along in my day pack and took it out and began to play for him. As I played

I swayed back and forth with the gentle breeze in time to the music. It was then I heard a voice. At the time, I wasn’t sure if it was coming from the trout, the river, or simply my imagination, but the voice said, What do you want? In my mind, I answered, I want to know who I am. The voice spoke again saying, What are you willing to give? By now, the tears were streaming down my face and it was getting harder to play the flute; but I was afraid if I stopped, the magic of the moment would end. I didn’t think very much about my response, it just came: Everything, I said in my mind—and nothing has been the same since. In this season of abundance, we take time to give thanks for all the many blessings in our lives. Even when times might seem a bit darker during the rest of the year and even if the table that holds the form of our bounty might be a little less full than in years past, we still can find something for which to give thanks. Yes, abundance is having all of our material needs met, but it’s also the wisdom of saying “Enough.” Yes, abundance is found in having friends and family in our lives, but it’s also found in the silence of our solitude. Yes, abundance is having a body that’s healthy and vigorous, but it’s also found in

the understanding that we are not our bodies. As I sat next to the stream, I was seeking a kind of abundance. I wanted to know who I was, what my inner gifts were and what my contribution to the world was meant to be. In that moment in time, there was nothing that signified abundance more to me than having the answers to those questions. After all, I had everything else I wanted: a wonderful wife and family, a good job with a partnership offer waiting and a more than acceptable income. In that moment in time, what was missing in my life was meaning and purpose, deep satisfaction in my work and the knowledge that my life would stand for something in the long run. The question from the trout/ universe was simple but not easy: “What are you willing to give?” In the exact moment of my answer I had abundance beyond measure; because in that moment, I was willing to let everything go. Abundance is like that: equal parts receiving and letting go. It’s an unlikely balance of counting your blessings but doing so without attachment. It’s giving thanks in advance without the need for the outcome. It’s the “pearl of great price,” to quote the Master Teacher, that once found, the finder will give everything in return. This isn’t to imply that the energy

By Catherine Martin, RYT As a yoga instructor, the excuse I hear most often is, “I just can’t find the time,” followed closely by, “I can’t fit it in my budget.” Ah…Time and Money… two of our most precious commodities! But in reality, time and money are simply forms of Energy. So often when financial worries creep up on us, we focus on the lack and begin to take things away. This creates more feelings of “not enough” and we tighten our belts even more. If you are feeling the squeeze and ready for a change-step back and take a deep breath… really, close your eyes and breathe… that’s better! Let’s think about the budget as a flow of energy. When we can see Time and Money as energy, we can begin to look at this flow of energy in our lives and whether it is flowing in the areas that we wish to grow and expand. When we are stuck in the squeeze of “not enough”, we are essentially turning off the tap at the source, which creates less flow and more “not enough”. Think about your intentions for your life and look at where your time and money are going. Do you see a healthy flow in the direction that supports your intentions? What's amazing is that when we make the shift toward things that nurture us, the energy is made available to us to allow the flow to continue.

This flow of energy can be visualized as water. Water wants to continue moving in the same direction that the other water molecules are flowing. This is why we get ruts in the yard after a hard rain, or if you water your garden too fast, the water creates a little stream away from your plants instead of soaking down into the ground. Sometimes we have to build a little dam to stop the water from going in an undesirable direction and redirect it where we want it to flow, but then it will easily flow in the new direction—once you get the ground good and wet, the water will continue to go down to nourish the roots.

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of abundance is transactional, because it’s not. The universe doesn’t exact a price from you before it gives in return. No, the energy of abundance is more like that stream my trout friend called home— always flowing. When we let go of our old attachments we are able to step fully into the stream of abundance—to flow with it. I have gotten some answers to the questions that took me into the wilderness and brought me to the trout’s stream, at least based on my current level of understanding about them; but I never would have done so, without being willing to give “everything” in return. And so, I ask you this: What are you willing to give to have the desires of your heart in this season of giving thanks? Abundance awaits.

Tom Anderson is a life purpose coach, inspirational speaker, vision quest guide and the author of Your Place in the World: Creating a life of vision, purpose, and service. Information about his programs, workshops, coaching, and retreats can be found on his website http://liveamythiclife.com where his book is also available for purchase. He lives in Overland Park, Kansas with his wife and their two children.

If your budget is a garden, are you watering the flowers, herbs and vegetables? Or are you watering the weeds? It's not up to anyone else to say which flowers in your garden will get watered and which ones it is time to let go of. Only you have the power to direct the energies in your life—and when you align the flow of your energy with your intentions—beautiful things begin to blossom! To paraphrase one of my favorite quotes from Lao Tzu, “Be like the Ocean, the most powerful force in the Universe; lay low and let all rivers and streams come to you.” If you are working hard at trying to stay on top, the flow of energy (time, money, etc) has a hard time flowing uphill. Instead, stay low, grounded and connected to those people and places that help you remember your Source— family, church, friends, nature, or a yoga class— remember that the unlimited abundant supply of everything you ever need is within you! And if all else fails, it never hurts to pray for rain!

Catherine Martin is a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance and the owner of Northland YOGA Center, just north of the river in Kansas City, MO. You can contact her online at www.northlandyoga.com

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By Michael Martin

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made a discovery about abundance that is so awesome I have to tell other people about it. I evolved a four-step process of giving, which has not only multiplied the good in other people’s lives that I have touched, but also increased my own abundance.

The Habit of Being Open and Vulnerable in Helping Others I was raised in a small town in Oklahoma. It was so small that everyone knew everyone else’s business. The values were very fundamentalist. I was taught it was right to give, and we were expected to help anyone in need. Learning this was a blessing. I carried this belief pattern of helping others with me through college, the military and today. The Necessity of Receiving as Well as Giving Help Because of my upbringing, I found that helping was easy, but receiving was difficult. I was taught to accept only a “thank you” when people would try to pay me back in some way. As I evolved, I began to realize the need to receive as well as to give. I took my Aunt Rose to dinner when she was in her 90’s. She lamented how hard it was to keep house, pay bills, and most of all, get around town. She hated the thought of depending on others for help. I asked her to remember all those years she drove people to church, the grocery, the doctor. How did she feel when they said thank you? “You need to return the favor,” I told her. “Let them have the joy of driving you to church, the grocery and the doctor!” While I was persuading Aunt Rose to accept help, I taught myself the importance of “completing the circle” in the exchange of energy. Just do it…and do it, Again Be open to spontaneous opportunities for giving help and then receiving it back. Later on, when I did something for someone, they might ask, “How can I repay you?” I hit on a new way to allow people to give back. I said, “Here’s my mother’s phone number at the retirement home.” Mother would report these people calling and telling her awesome stories. I had no idea that almost everyone I gave that assignment to would follow through! For example, a number of years ago I worked for a large consulting firm and traveled throughout North America. I had just completed a meeting with a bank and was going to the parking garage to get the rental car. A young woman approached me in tears. She said she had left her car lights on and her battery was dead. The solution required running down five sets of stairs, searching for and finally buying jumper cables from a cab driver, running up five sets of stairs and jump-starting her car. She had just graduated from OSU and was trying to make it to her next job interview. When she asked if she could pay me, I gave her my mother’s address and asked

her to tell what happened with the interview. Within a few days, Mother called and told me, “The young lady got the job.” The woman continued to send updates and Christmas cards until Mother died. This and other feedback from all the people who called Mother also showed me how much the ripples from my good deeds continued to positively affect people. Observe the Multiplier Effect on Others and Ourselves Now, when someone asks how they can repay me, I tell people to help someone else. I learned the phrase, “pay-itforward” in the book by the same name by Catherine Ryan Hyde and realized this is the gist of what I have been doing for years. “Pay-it-forward” best explains the process of passing on the good deed because it benefits not only the people you help and the people they help, but also you get back, directly or indirectly, increased abundance. This big AH-HA moment came when I realized that if I spontaneously helped someone—no matter how small the amount—that, immediately, the abundance started coming back from everywhere. Sometimes it was even ten to fifteen times or more than what I had given. As one small example, I gave somebody a couple of pennies at the cash register so she would not have to dig for change and received not only a heart-felt thanks but also then found a quarter in the parking lot on the way to the car. Another example: Three years ago a man in his mid20’s came into my store. He had two large bags full of military gear. He asked what I would pay for all his stuff. He had just returned from a tour in Iraq. When I asked if he was still in the Reserves, he said yes, but his civilian company had been downsized and his job was eliminated while he was gone. I said, “If I buy your military gear, then you will have to replace it somewhere down the road for ten times what I gave you.” He said he had no money for bills or to look for a job. I asked him how much money he needed, handed him the cash and said, “When you get back on your feet, I would like my money back, but whatever works out is OK.” About thirty days later, he returned smiling with money in hand. He had found a great job paying more than his old one. The ripples from this good deed went far beyond helping this one guy. Not only was his family helped, his boss gained a great employee, and the Reserves still had a well-equipped soldier. I did not help him expecting a return, but I got my money back as well as some new customers whom he had told about our story. Why It Works This practice of giving and receiving, which sets up a current of growing abundance for all, is as old as the spiritual law, “We are all connected.” Indeed, the practice works because of that law.

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A New Idea for Giving Back to your Spiritual Source Here is a unique way, as a reader of EVOLVING and a believer in the power of Spirit, which you can try out. It will show you how these four concepts can be put into action and involves another concept that I have paraphrased from a wonderful book, The Four Spiritual Laws of Prosperity, by Edwene Gaines: Give to the People from Whom you Receive the Most Spiritual Food. Many people give their energy, time and money to their church, temple, rabbi or guru. I want you to also consider including the health practitioners, like the ones in EVOLVING, who are already helping you. As a group, holistic healers are here, first, to help people. Many have a regular job and do what they can on the side. All are constantly trying to improve their skills and tools. They could do so much more with a little help. Of the infinite possibilities available to help our healers, here are the suggestions I have honed in on: 1.

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Find someone you believe in—I call them our Angels—i.e. your therapist, counselor, chiropractor, energy practitioner… My favorite “Angel” is an RN and alternative healer. She could make two or three times more money in a hospital environment, but she loves what she does. Once she gets her hands on someone, she works on all levels of body, emotions, mind and spirit, to help them heal. Sponsor an ad in EVOLVING or another publication. Jill Dutton and her advertising staff will help. You will be giving back to your own Angel by helping them increase their clientele, and you will be amazed how inexpensive this will be. Advertising is not always a priority in their practices; but with more customers, they would earn more and be able to afford more seminars and classes as well as improve their facilities. Our alternative healers are not just gifts to us as patients; they are treasures to be shared. Just do it, spontaneously. Do not hesitate, procrastinate, or analyze it to death. Be open to the opportunity of the moment—even if it is one very small act of sharing your abundance. Good intention without action is like sitting in a rocking chair. You feel like you are accomplishing something, but you are not getting anywhere. This affirmation sums it up: Quietly and with great love I am giving the gift of advertising to my “Angel.” I am paying it forward. Watch and marvel. Once you learn to give out a portion of your abundance, like magic, you will start to see it go to work in the lives of people you touch.

Abundance is like love: the more you give back, the more you have.

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Holiday Gift Guide Unique, non-traditional and inspirational gift ideas Tom Anderson ~ Live a Mythic Life www.LiveAMythicLife.com 913.642.5777 Is this the year you give someone special a gift that could literally change his or her life? There is no greater gift than the discovery of life purpose. Perhaps the place to begin is with my book, Your Place in the World: Creating a life of vision, purpose, and service. Add to that a life coaching session or a gift certificate to one of my upcoming programs; perhaps even to the vision quest I’ll be leading in Colorado next June. Visit my website, http:// liveamythiclife.com, for more information or contact me directly at tom@liveamythiclife.com. Make this Holiday one they’ll always remember. Aquarius 3936 Broadway, KCMO http://aquariusbooks.com 816.931.6303 Come to Aquarius for gifts of purpose and lasting value. We have the extraordinary and hard-to-find item that gives you pleasure to give, plus long-lasting pleasure for the recipient. We honor and support all paths and our goal is to help you find exactly the right item. We support local artists and stock fair trade clothing— check out our new alpaca shawls and capes from Peru! This is your source for meditation pillows, singing bowls (both Tibetan and crystal), incense, oils and candles, books, calendars, sacred objects of all sorts, and some things just for fun. At The Healing Place 1539 Maple Woods Drive Liberty, MO; www.atthehealingplace.com 816-415-2607 Tammy Barton and Sheri Woxland invite you to explore our full list of massage and bodywork services, jewelry and artwork this holiday season. We offer a unique line of customized EVOLVING… A GUIDE FOR CONSCIOUS LIVING

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gifts ranging from Astrological bracelets, healing gemstone jewelry and inspirational artwork. Don't forget you can purchase gift certificates for massage, cranio sacral therapy, Astrological yearly forecasts, tarot readings and much more. What sets us apart from other businesses is the full integration process Tammy and Sheri do with each client ~ working with your entire body, mind and spirit. We carefully blend and meld from the various services we provide to truly cater to what you as a client need. Visit our website for a full list of products and services. Our Holiday Sale is Saturday, Dec. 4th from 10am-6pm!! Rima Bonario, Jane Simmons, Kelly Isola Who have you come here to BE? 101 Possibilities for Contemplation www.SelfDiscovery101.com Rima Bonario, Jane Simmons and Kelly Isola have crafted a guide book for a profound journey of selfdiscovery. The perfect gift for the evolving soul, the book is drenched in gorgeous imagery as each powerful page invites readers to dance, to leap, to sit still, to stand tall as they ponder, “Who have I come here to be?” Part daily reader, part spiritual practicum, the readings follow the classic elements of fire, earth, water, and air and end with “Cosmic Consciousness.” Join the journey and find the hidden treasure awaiting discovery within you! Core Star Energy Healing School www.corestarenergyhealing.com John Hoefer Core Star Energy Healing offers both individual sessions of hands on energy healing and classes to teach these healing methods. Energy healing is effective in providing deep relaxation and relief from physical and emotional stress, more rapid healing


Holiday Gift Guide Unique, non-traditional and inspirational gift ideas from illness, injury and surgery. We have also been successfully assisting cancer patients move through their conventional chemotherapy, radiation treatments and surgeries with less distress and faster recovery since 2005 through our affiliate the Kansas City Healing Project. www.Kansascityhealingproject.org Give yourself the gift of letting yourself move through life with greater ease and less anxiety as you let go of the stresses that hold you back. Diane Davis Reed Pathfinders Consulting 816-741-0820 pathfinder@kc.rr.com Express Your Gratitude & OPEN THE WAY TO 2011—give a gift of Love, Wisdom and Well-Being Spiritual guidance and healing Be fully heard and received Access Inner Wisdom Clear Old - Create New Discover Personal Guides Illuminate your Life Path & Vision Create Personal Ritual Design a “Coming Alive” Celebration As spiritual guide and practitioner for 20 years, Diane uses shamanic and traditional approaches to guide individuals to wholeness, then finding their Path. Call for appointment or to purchase GIFT Certificates.

Dragon’s Shire Online Gifts; www.DragonsShire.com Dragon's Shire carries those easy to find gifts such as oils, burners, smudges and incenses. We carry those harder to find items, as well as pagan home decor, hand woven dream catchers, and stones. We have a large line of curtains and tapestries with pagan and spirituality themes. If you are looking for an item we don’t carry, we can find it for you with our special order program. There are also gift certificates available and layaway for larger orders. So if it's ritual items, readings, or just gifts from Spirit, check us out at DragonsShire.com Eklectic Bliss ~ Deena Chouhdry An online yoga-ish boutique www.eklecticbliss.com; 816-877-7658 Give the gift of bliss...bliss comes in many shapes and forms ... we are eclectik and funky! Soy candles ~ yoga & cool clothing for women and men ~ eco-lotions ~ designer mats & bags ~ meditative items ~ inspirational chimes~ much more. You never know what you will find! Throughout November and December, purchase an item online ($15 and up) and we will give you a gift in return. We will

Terry Hug Health Coach

HOW CAN LYMPHATIC ACTIVATION HELP YOU? The lymphatic system is the body's sewage system for dumping dead cells, viruses, bacteria and foreign debris the body produces each day. The body has lymph vessels through the entire body that carry this debris to the lymph nodes in the inguinal area, armpits, breast, face, stomach and smaller lymph nodes. The debris then dumps into the intestines. When the body develops illness, constipation, diarrhea or trauma, this impedes elimination, as do various medications. Headaches, sinus or gallbladder problems, pain in the legs or arms and many other ailments could just be a blocked system. If your doctor cannot find a problem and you know something is just not right, give Terry a call!

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Holiday Gift Guide Unique, non-traditional and inspirational gift ideas be giving away discount vouchers for Eklectik Bliss items at Stone Spirit Lodge in KCMO and surprise gifts for all! One thought, one gift, one OM at a time... Karen K. Harrison Whole Life Center www.karenharrison.net 816-523-4440 Gift your beloved with a session of Tantra coaching for $80 an hour to enhance your intimacy and bring spirituality into your sexuality. Consider sex coaching for trying new intimate things that are sure to spice up your relationship, learn what women want, and lots more. A Reiki session for $65 an hour can help your loved one to relax and unwind. Gift something that gives back through a Reiki I class so that your loved one can give them-

selves Reiki and give you Reiki too! For more info, see my website. Terry Hug, Health Coach http://terryhug.com; 816.914.8599 Feeling tired, back hurts and just don't feel right? Have several doctors said there is nothing wrong, yet you know you have a problem? Are your lab tests fine, yet you still have symptoms? Terry Hug, with her knowledge of Therapeutic Massage, Herbs and Nutrition, can help you get a healthy lymphatic system and improved internal organs. Many health issues are just a stagnation of the lymphatic system. Call if those quick fix pills are just not working! What better gift for yourself or your loved ones than the gift of health?

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Lumerian Love Flutes Lumeria-inspired bamboo flutes evoking hauntingly beautiful tones for soothing meditation practices and musical enjoyment. Shakuhachi style flutes fashioned from Northern China hardy bamboo.

KC Meditation 816-799-5544 www.kcmeditation.com Give the gift that has introduced millions to the science of yoga meditation. A life-changing book, Autobiography of a Yogi is considered a spiritual classic and reveals the underlying unity of all religions. With engaging eloquence and wit, Paramahansa Yogananda describes his youthful search for an illumined teacher, remarkable encounters with modern masters of the East and great spiritual figures of the West; and the thirty years he spent in America spreading the Kriya Yoga technique of meditation he learned at the feet of his own Christlike guru. Available in bookstores or through the Kansas City Meditation Group of SRF— www.kcmeditation.com

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Holiday Gift Guide

Psychic, Healer, and Medium for 23 years, provides clarity into yourself, personal relationships, and business matters.

Unique, non-traditional and inspirational gift ideas Karen Elise 913.636.9502 www.Karenelise.com This year give a one-of-a-kind, personalized gift to be remembered all year. Purchase a holiday gift certificate from Karen Elise for an intuitive reading in person or by phone. Gift certificates start at $20. Planning a holiday event? Have a psychic entertain your guests. It is so much fun and a unique experience. They will love it!! Dion Koch Spiritual Life Coaching www.happinessnowuniversity 913.909.3326; dion@happinessnowuniversity.com For Christmas, give Spiritual Life Coaching sessions—20% off with this ad. Provide yourself, a friend or a family member more Love, Joy and Success in 2011. Coaching will help break down old patterns that keep you in an unhappy life experience. This gift of great self-care will provide education, tools and accountability that lead to success in all areas of life including: career, family, relationships, finances and health. Experience a new level of freedom with tools for forgiveness and healing by purchasing Coaching Gift Certificates. Complimentary consultations are available to learn more.

Kelly Murphy www.hipnokelly.com 913.634.7553 Hypnotherapy and/or holistic nutrition coaching is great gift to get for your loved ones. You can give the gift of hypnotherapy for quitting smoking, reducing stress, improve quality of life and general health and happiness. Give the gift of a holistic nutrition session to discover what way of eating works best for your particular body, improve symptoms of illness and disease, and have more energy. You may also combine both hypnosis and holistic nutrition into one session that is called HypnoNutrition. N2paws Pat Hennessy, CAP2, CPDT 816.522.7005 www.n2paws.com N2paws offers many ways to help your companion animal lead a happy and healthy life in harmony with your home. Learn ways toward relaxation and calm through Doga (doggie yoga), Meowoga (kitty yoga), or TTouch® (method using gentle touch techniques to influence the body, mind & spirit), while enhancing the bond with your canine or feline family member. Create fun and rewarding environment enrichment through high quality training treats and toys that keep your pet entertained for

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Holiday Gift Guide Unique, non-traditional and inspirational gift ideas hours. N2paws also features specialty classes to help your animal companion get through toenail trimming, separation anxiety, performance enhancement, and the aging process. Elaine Nitz Stress Release Coach ~ Tap Into Tranquility www.tapintotranquility.com; 913.449.9293 Are there times when you are so stressed out at your job that you feel like you’re going to explode? You feel like a shook-up can of soda, and one more irritation will pop the can open and shoot spray everywhere. I teach techniques that let you feel calm, competent and confident in 15 minutes or less. Use these techniques anytime and anywhere; no special equipment is required. You also can release fears, such as the fear of public speaking and the fear of change. What better gift than Tranquility for you and your loved ones?! Rhythmic Medicine Center Janalea Hoffman, Music Therapist www.rhythmicmedicine.com; 913.851.5100 Bring a copy of our ad and receive 15% off any Native American flute in our inventory. An amazing wellness tool that doesn’t take lots of time to learn, the Native American flute has a meditative, haunting sound that facilitates a deeper inner experi-

ence. It takes very little breath compared to other wind instruments, but your lungs will thank you for the extra gentle workout it gives. You do not need to read music to play—it’s less complicated than traditional instruments, as you make music from the heart. We all need modes of self-expression and your chakras will love you for it! Shakti Universe ~ Debz Shakti Buller http://shaktiuniverse.com; 816.550.5490 Donation-Based Energy Healing and Hypnosis Sessions—Healing and Self-Exploration for Everyone! Helping others to "wake up" to the beauty and wonder of life, to heal themselves and enjoy every moment of existence. Multi-Dimensional Energy Healing including Reiki, Quantum Touch, CoreStar, Vibrational and Shamanic methods. SelfExploration through the tools of "Infinite-Life" therapy, utilizing methods surpassing regular clinical hypnotherapy methods, accessing information and healing from not just early or past-life experience, but from "Quantum Parallel Realities.” Corporate/ community workshop presentations, including Visioning/Goal-Attainment, Relaxation/Focus, Healing the Home/Workplace, Energy Clearing and Meditation. Intuitive readings and Channeling services via Skype as well!

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Stone Spirit Lodge http://stonespiritlodge.com 309 Westport Road, KCMO; 816.561.7900 So many people to bless with your gifts of love in physical form and you wonder, how do I choose the right one? Ideas abound as you begin to see visions of Buddhist statues, crystals, Djembe drums, natural body care products, yoga clothing, CDs, books, chimes, meditation altar table and cushions. Then you wonder further about this illusion of time as you envision driving all over town to find just the right gift. It is then you remember hearing about the new Metaphysical Store designed to Awaken Your Wild Joy: Stone Spirit Lodge at 309 Westport Road. Grand Opening November 6!! Thompson’s Custom Jewelry & Wicked Wicks Custom Made Candles 6642 Nieman Rd., Shawnee, KS 913.766.8875 A family-owned, full-service jewelry store, we specialize in custom design, plus jewelry repair on gold and silver. We also have a unique selection of tiedye shirts, all natural soaps and hand-poured organic candles. John Thompson has more than 25 years of experience. We can take that old piece of jewelry and either repair it or completely refurbish it into a fabulous and one-of-a-kind family heirloom. We are a non-pressure, home town jewelry

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Holiday Gift Guide Unique, non-traditional and inspirational gift ideas shop with a relaxed atmosphere. Try on a vibrant tie-die shirt for size, sample our candles or get a new watch battery. Beauty, Inspiration at Unity Village 816-251-3578 or visit www.unityvillage.com Unity Village, located 15 miles southeast of downtown Kansas City, is the world headquarters of Unity—a movement offering practical spiritual teachings that empower abundant, meaningful living. Unity Village’s 1,400-acre Mediterraneanstyle campus, open all year-round, provides nurturing activities for body, mind and spirit. Visitors can enjoy formal gardens, magnificent fountains, nature trails, prayer and meditation chapels, and a “green” hotel and conference center. Spirit seekers will find a treasure trove of unique books and gifts at the Unity Bookstore and Coffee Shop, open 7

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Spiritual Horoscope for November By Aluna Michaels, M.A. Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21) Happy birthday Scorpio! Numerous planetary alignments are helping you let go of the past, especially when it comes to disappointments in relationships. Meditation allows your heart to be emptied out, scrubbed clean and refilled with expectations of joy and a renewed optimism. Some very old subconscious family/ childhood patterns are being removed. You’ll find you can interact with others without strange self-sabotage. Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21) You could be meeting new friends who actually live out spiritual ideas, rather than merely talk about them. As a Sagittarius, your quest is to use what you are learning. Having the camaraderie of others who “walk the talk” empowers you to make many changes. Parts of your life of which you’ve been in denial or have given up hope of healing, will suddenly resolve. Also, if you don’t have a special meditation area in your home, give yourself that gift this month! Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19) If you’ve been wishing and creatively visualizing for a new job, this could be your month! Even if you don’t change jobs, something will happen where you feel better about being there – a new supervisor, fun project, more pay, a co-worker who becomes a great friend. Meditate on prosperity. Prosperity can mean financial abundance, and can also mean happy situations in your life. Stay positive -experience the fulfillment that you have created!

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Learning2Fly Aerial Fitness, Circus Arts & Yoga Center 4711 Lamar Ave, Mission, KS 913.262.2300; www.IAmLearning2Fly.com

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N2Paws Offering Doga (doggie yoga): an integrated approach to balance and relaxation for you and your canine companion! pat@n2paws.com

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Northland Yoga Yoga for Everyone! Vinyasa, Hatha Flow, Basics, Gentle, Kids, Prenatal, Restorative, more. 710 Argosy Pkwy, Riverside, MO 816.520.2247; www.northlandyoga.com

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Plaza Wellspring Yoga, Pilates, Gyrotonic Meditation and more. 1900 W. 47th Pl, Suite 328, Westwood, KS 816.931.6533; www.plazawellspring.com

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Zona Yoga Zona Rosa’s Premiere Yoga Studio, ZONA YOGA, is currently offering Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Restorative, and more! 7111 NW 86th St, KC, MO 816.876.5516; www.zonayogakc.com

Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18) Your heart is opening to new sources of love and happiness. Even if certain relationships have felt hopeless, you’ll have breakthroughs that seem almost miraculous. Meditate on receiving love from the Universe and from others around you. Also, see yourself radiating love out from your core. Let the past float away and feel new levels of self-esteem rushing in to fill the void created by letting go of old hurts. Avenues of prosperity will also be opening up! Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20) You’re having a renewal in your ability to trust. As a Pisces, you truly believe in unconditional love and are very romantic. However, you’ve likely become cynical and selfprotective over the years. Let the energies of the Universe restore your faith in humanity and love! If single, ask for signs in your dreams that will help you take further steps to open your heart to the perfect partner. It’s also a great time to splurge on yourself. It will help you get tuned into the abundance and opulence of the Universe. Aries (March 21 – April 19) You could be starting a new relationship! Make friends with people who share your spiritual values, or participate in more activities that are spiritual or charitable. This is how you’ll meet your new love. If partnered, try to include more of these types of activities to feel added emotional growth as a couple. Like Pisces, it’s a great time to ask for answers and guidance from dreams and meditation. Taurus (April 20 – May 20) This is the time to make changes in your life. It’s important not to merely think about changes, or wish things were different. Medi-

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tate on a plan of action, and then carry it through step by step. Trust you are being divinely guided and go forward courageously. Even if you want your life to shift, change is stressful for Taurus, so schedule extra selfcare, like getting a massage or taking extra yoga classes. Gemini (May 21 – June 20) Like your Aries pals, you could be starting a new relationship! Please make sure you both share similar values on spirituality. You can’t deny this part of yourself anymore, and it is too stressful to have to hide your soul from someone you love. You might also have improvements at work. You could be put on a project that is very valuable to you, or that represents your personal viewpoints. There’s also a lot of prosperity on the way! Cancer (June 21 – July 22) Part of being a Cancer is the seemingly endless healing of your family-of-origin issues! This month, you’ll truly feel that you’re healing at a very core level. Continued meditation and forgiveness work helps you overcome issues of betrayal and you’ll be able to trust much more deeply in your closest relationships. Give people the gift of being let into your heart! Also, commit yourself to your own nurturance with a healthy eating and fitness plan. Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22) Have you been afraid to reveal vulnerabilities in close relationships? The Universe is asking you to take a leap of faith and bond from the soul level, and not just at the personality level. You also may not be seeing your partner clearly and it’s time to face whether or not you actually share compatible values. Any relationships you begin now will start from this clear level of insight. You’ll be more drawn to people who are on a spiritual path and who apply spiritual ideas in daily life. Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22) Work difficulties will be clearing up–and you also could be making much more money than you have in quite awhile! Even though you’ll be busier, don’t neglect self-care such as meditation, regular mealtime and enough rest. You might also be starting a new relationship, or feeling a deeper connection with a current partner. Either way, don’t forget about your own needs as you are bonding and blending! Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22) You’re having great improvements in your self -image and sense of self-worth. These changes are going to make your relationship better, or attract a great new one. When you dream of “happily ever after”, Libra, it’s crucial that you’re happy and content within yourself first! The fairytale can only unfold when you’re secure inside your soul. Keep up with doing loving things for yourself, even while you’re developing more closeness with another. Don’t abandon yourself! 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. Aluna is available for appointments in her home or by phone. Call (248) 583-1663 or visit www.alunamichaels.com


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Diane Davis Reed, Reed Pathfinders Consulting Shamanic Counseling, Bioenergetic Integrative Healing, Psychosynthesis, Red Moon Lodge, pathfinder@kc.rr.com, 816-741-0820

HYPNOTHERAPY BODY THERAPEUTICS Carol Ann Brown Massage, Reiki, CranioSacral,, Intuitive, Rebirthing, DNA Activation thebodytherapeutics.com 785-317-0448

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NUTRITION & WELLNESS COUNSELING Dr. Jay Peters Marriage & Addictions Counselor. Smoking/ Weight Mgmt. Hypnosis. Regression/Past Life Hypnosis 913-339-9591 www.drjaypeters.com

ENERGY HEALING Pranic Healing Sessions, Feng Shui, Space Clearing Rocky Patel; rcky1120@aol.com; 816-916-1823; Sherry Sutera: s.sutera@att.net; 913-488-6651

Tamara Creighton, Holistic Nutrition Coach, Cleanse With Friends, and Hawaiian LomiLomi tamara@tcreighton.com, 913-232-6419 www.tcreighton.com

YOGA Everyday Yoga & Wellness Center Yoga -Class or Private, Reiki, Massage Nutrition Counseling, IonSpa Foot Detox. 816-809-9574 www.myeverydayyoga.com

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events November 2 Oneness Blessing Event Introduction and Sharing Oneness Blessing, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m., A Sweet Life at Grand Court, 12000 Lamar Ave., Overland Park. www.HappinessNowUniversity.com, Dion Koch, Spiritual Life Coach, 913-9093326.

November 3 How to Clear Your Home Space & Other Ceremonial Basics By Stephanie Roth, www.redfeatherconnections.com (preregister). Love offering. 6:30-9:00 p.m. at Mystic Treasures, 7711-E N. Oak Trfwy, 816-420-0820. November 5 Jesus and the Great White Brotherhood Tricia McCannon Explosive, yet scholarly, story of the lost 30 years and ancient mystery religions and Jesus’ time in Egypt, India and Tibet. 7-10 p.m. at aquariusbooks.com. $25. Katie Dallam “Fall From Grace” At the Valla Gallery in Mission, KS. Gourmet catering provided by Mike Garcia & Nature’s Window. November 529, reception November 5, 6:30-9 p.m. valagallery.org November 6 Stone Spirit Lodge Grand Opening Festival 309 Westport Road, KCMO New Metaphysical Store! http:// stonespiritlodge.com; 816.561.7900, Free wooden embossed incense holder with $20 purchase. See ad. November 6 Eklectik Bliss at Stone Spirit Lodge Grand Opening Festival 309 Westport Road, KCMO, http://stonespiritlodge.com. Mention Evolving magazine and get 10% off any Eklectik Bliss purchase! November 6-10 Workshops & Readings With Tricia McCannon, Mysteries Expert, internationally-renowned clairvoyant, speaker, bridge" teacher" and author of the new book Jesus: THE EXPLOSIVE STORY OF THE 30 LOST YEARS AND THE

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 jill@evolvingmagazine.com. ANCIENT MYSTERY RELIGIONS. Schedule:. www.TriciaMcCannonSpeaks.com. November 7 Insights with Grace Akashic Record Readings with Gretchen Grace (glindsay814@hotmail.com), 1-5 p.m. Love offering. At Mystic Treasures, 7711-E N. Oak Trfwy, 816-420-0820. November 9 Intentionally Creating Your Life With Billie and Cliff Humphrey, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Love offering. At Mystic Treasures, 7711-E N. Oak Trfwy, 816-420-0820, mystictreasureskc@yahoo.com. November 9 Spirit Show-Up Gather with like-minded spiritual people and share the energy and joy as Spirit guides us. 7 p.m. Overland Park, Call: 913-2329437; landofom@gmail.com. November 9 CORE STAR ENERGY HEALING CLINIC 7:15 pm $20 Experience the benefits of energy healing. 6045 Martway, Suite 104, Mission, KS Reservations 913-831-4422 www.CoreStarEnergyHealing.com November 9 Health Seminar with Steven Acuff - The Art of Visual Health Evaluation based on Oriental Tradition & German Naturopathic Techniques 6:30-9:30 p.m., Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty, OPKS. Only $20 to pre-register! Contact Gia: (913) 4064886, gia12@att.net or, visit www.giamaisch.com November 10 Health Seminar with Steven Acuff Healthy Food: The Pros and Cons of Common Food Regimens 6:30-9:30 p.m., Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty, OPKS. Only $20 to pre-register! Contact Gia: (913) 4064886, gia12@att.net or, visit www.giamaisch.com November 11 EAT PRAY FENG SHUI! Learn from Feng Shui expert Liz Brown how to design a home that feeds both

body and soul. Experience ritual, partake in culinary delights and embrace new designs for living. Class includes textbook: “Home As Sacred Space” & Reception. $36. 6-8pm, Unity Temple on Plaza (www.ahandinhealing.com) 816-444-2725. November 11 Loving Yourself Spiritual workshop that expands your experience of love, 7-9 p.m., Unity Church of Overland Park, Love Offering. Visit www.HappinessNowUniversity.com, Dion Koch, Spiritual Life Coach, 913-909-3326. November 11 Health Seminar with Steven Acuff – Food and Cancer The optimal way of eating to beat cancer. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty, OPKS. Only $20 to pre-register! Contact Gia: (913) 4064886, gia12@att.net or, visit www.giamaisch.com November 12-14 Oracles of Aquarius Psychic Fair 3936 Broadway Tammy Barton and Sheri Woxland of "At The Healing Place" will be providing massage, cranio sacral therapy, intuitive bodywork and astrology readings during the fair. We will see you at the fair!! November 12 & 13 Advanced Seminar with Steven Acuff – An In-Depth Study: The Art of Visual Health Evaluation and Healthy Food Learn in-depth ways to strengthen your self-healing power from an internationally-known nutrition and wellness expert! Begins Friday 3:00-9:30 p.m. & Saturday 10-5; 6005 Martway, Ste. 103, Mission, KS (Sandra Karr’s office). Cost is $200. Registration is required. Contact Gia: (913) 406-4886, gia12@att.net or, visit www.giamaisch.com November 12 Open Circle Pathfinders Consulting at Red Moon Lodge, 7-10 p.m. Introductory PACHAKUTI MESA Teachings. For what to bring: Diane Davis Reed 816-741-0820 or Lynn Johnson 816-308-5450.

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November 12 Experience the Higher Realms, Awaken Your Light Body PSI presents Joey Klein Gain a new understanding through lecture & experience with Joey as he shows you how to work with your light body. Explore higher realms, live as a light being, discover etheric bodies and more. 7:30 p.m. at Unity/Plaza. $5 PSI members, $10 public. www.psychicstudiesinstitute.org. November 12, 13, 14 Oracles of Aquarius Psychic Fair Answers to your problems in a tranquil and inspirational recreation of an underwater temple of Atlantis. Free. 816931-6303; www.aquariusbooks.com. November 13 & 20 Yoga Mama: Preparing for Your Birth Journey Explore ways to prepare your mindbody for this amazing journey! For any pregnant woman. www.northlandyoga.com, 816-520-2247. November 14 Blue Light Special “InSightful” Tarot Readings with Maitreya. Amazing Crystal Foot Massages with ChristiElla. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Overland Park. $20 per 20 min. 913-4271149; landofom@gmail.com. November 15 What if Cannabis Cured Cancer? Could cannabis prevent and even heal several deadly cancers and replace debilitating drugs, chemotherapy and radiation? World-renowned scientists illustrate their discoveries from 7-9 p.m. at www.aquariusbooks.com in Westport. November 17 Free Spiritual Coaching Consultations For self-care, relationships, health crisis and career. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Call Dion Koch to schedule: 913-909-3326, 7300 W. 110th Street, OP, KS. www.happinessnowuniversity.com. November 20-21 KC Metaphysical Fair Ramada Inn at Shaw. Mssn Pkwy and I35. At The Healing Place will be there


selling holiday gifts of unique hand made November 28 jewelry and artwork, plus providing masAnxiety and Stress OR Clarity sage, cranio sacral therapy, intuitive and Focus? bodywork and astrology readings!! We Free presentation on Higher Brain Living look forward to see you!! @ 7:30 p.m. RSVP at www.higherbrainliving.com. November 20 Exploring Energetic Flow - Reiki I December 3 9AM to 4PM Saturday Open Circle 6 NCBTMB CE's. $165 Pathfinders Consulting at Red Moon Explore human energy anatomy. Lodge, 7-10 p.m. Gifts of the Spirit— Learn the basics of hands-on energetic Expressing Our Gratitude. Diane Davis healing from a gifted and experienced Reed 816-741-0820 or Lynn Johnson 816 teacher. Reiki I certification class. More -308-5450. information at www.heartofhealing.com. December 4 Contact Nancy Lankston at At The Healing Place Holiday Sale 913-206-4531 10am-6pm 1539 Maple Woods Drive or nancy@heartofhealing.com. Liberty, MO 64068 816-415-2607 Gifts galore for all your November 21 holiday shopping needs!! Door Ts’Tits J’ail Ts’ono’ot Mayan Water Prizes! Hand made jewelry and artBlessing Ceremony work! Free chair massage! Gift CertifiBarbara Criswell (Ol Zazil) conducts a cates available! Holiday beverages and blessing and purification Full Moon cere- goodies! Come join Tammy and Sheri to mony. Free, 6-8 p.m. celebrate the holiday season!! 816-931-6303; www.aquariusbooks.com. December 4-5 Reiki I & II November 21 Learn energy healing skills for yourself Live Drum YOGA class and others. Intro to essential oils inGet your groove on—yoga with live percluded. 9am – 6pm, $320 with early cussionist on tabla, doumbek, more. At deposit. CEUs for nurses, massage Northland YOGA Center, 3 p.m. $15. therapists, other healing professionwww.northlandyoga.com, als. Karen Harrison, ICRT Licensed Reiki (816) 520-2247. Master, Leawood, KS. 816-5234440. karen@karenharrison.net November 21 www.karenharrison.net. Energetic Flow II - Reiki II 9AM to 4PM Sunday; 6 NCBTMB CE's. December 10-12 $165 Reiki II certification class. Learn KC Pipe Circle Christmas Sale how to do distance healing, clear meridi- 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 7110 Antioch, OP, ans, use Usui Reiki symbols and 913-362-0904. Stumbling Deer Pottery, more. Prerequisite: Reiki I Certification. Flower Farm Poinsettias, Vivid Earth Tie More information Dyes, various artists jewelry, Phyllis at www.heartofhealing.com. Contact Cronbaugh books, Ukranian eggs, Nancy Lankston at 913-206-4531 ornaments, more. or nancy@heartofhealing.com. December 11 November 23 DailyWord for the Spirit Holiday CORE STAR ENERGY HEALING CLINIC Luncheon 7:15 pm $20 Experience the benefits of With longtime DailyWord magazine edienergy healing. 6045 Martway, Suite tor Colleen Zuck. $25 includes lunch and 104, Mission, KS Reservations 913-831book. Call 1-800-669-0282. 4422 www.CoreStarEnergyHealing.com November 28 Group Channeling Black Hawk (Spirit Guide) provides answers, insight, awareness, laughter. 7 p.m. Sug. Donation: $33, Overland Park. Call Maitreya at 913-839-8745; http:// maitreyazohar.com.

ONGOING BASIC LIVE & WHOLE FOOD PREPARATION 3rd Saturdays 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. $35 per class includes food, recipes, demonstration and class. drkat@kc.rr.com AWAKEN YOUR HIGHER SELF Through a hands-on, facilitator-led process, the highest part of the human brain can be awakened—opening the door to your unlimited potential. Presentation opportunities: mona@higherbrainliving.com. ANUSARA INSPIRED YOGA CLASSES Meet Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 9:30 a.m. at the Northland Yoga Center. $15 for a drop in class. $72 for a 6 week series. Call Lynn Johnson: 816-584-0777. WOMEN'S WEB An evolving group of down-to-earth, real women of all ages exploring, honoring, and celebrating Goddess energy through ritual. We meet twice a month in Lawrence. For more information, kansaswomensweb@sbcglobal.net LINK UP AT WHITE DEER LODGE 1st Wed. of every month, 7 p.m. Prayer, meditation and healing in the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition. Free. No experience necessary. Daniel Baxley: www.shamanicpathways.net; 816.769.7343. 4 DAY BIOENERGY HEALING CLINIC First Tues of the month 7-9 PM Fee: Donation. Reservations: Kim Meisinger 913-685-9939 http://web.mac.com/bioenergy/ HealingBioenergy/Movies_BLP.html GRATITUDE OPEN MIC NIGHT New Location: Stone Spirit Lodge, 309 Westport Rd., KCMO. Every First Friday (starting Dec. 3) 7-9 p.m. with Paul Goldman, local poets, musicians and Belly Dancer Maya Zahira. http://stonespiritlodge.com. KIDS YOGA CLUB Every First Saturday for ages 5-12. Learn yoga * have fun * balance for busy little minds. 816-520-2247 northlandyoga.com INTERPLAY Playgroups Community, Creativity, Change! Mondays 7-8pm City in Motion; Wednesdays 7:30-8:30pm 68 Inside Sports; Saturday November 13, 1-2:30pm Plaza Wellspring Call Devi Wetterer 816-830-7778 Facebook Midwest InterPlay YOUTH AERIAL FITNESS CLASS Features many aerial apparatus: silks, trapeze, hoop, smooth rope. Ages 6-15. All levels. Climbing, swinging, developing skills. Fridays 4:155:15pm. www.IAmLearning2Fly.com NEW STATIC TRAPEZE CLASS Alternating Fridays 5:306:45pm. www.IAmLearning2Fly.com By climbing, inverting, rolling and turning, discover your center of gravity, develop core and upper body strength.

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REIKI CIRCLE at 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 REMOTE SESSIONS WEDNESDAY LOVINGKINDNESS GROUP REMOTE BUTTERFLY PHYSICS SESSIONS— energy/vibration healing/ changing/shifting techniques and technology. Pay what you want. Linda Rainbow Weaver. See www.butterflyphysics.com for more info. ONENESS BLESSING MEDITATION GROUP Tuesdays 7-8:30 p.m., starting Nov. 9. More info: Meetup Oneness Kansas City and http:// stonespiritlodge.com. REIKI SHARE Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. at Stone Spirit Lodge, 309 Westport Rd., KCMO. http:// stonespiritlodge.com. Bring a portable Reiki table if you have one. ENERGY HEALING SESSIONS FOR CANCER PATIENTS By Appointment. Since 2005 the Kansas City Healing Project has been providing energy healing sessions for cancer patients. Our clients have been experiencing a reduction of their stress, anxiety and pain levels from their treatment and disease. Donation basis. Contact John Hoefer at 816-718-6358 for details. www.KansasCityHealingProject.org MCKS PRANIC HEALING CLINIC & MEDITATION Aura cleansing for emotions, pain, addictions. Every Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. Unity Village Fellowship Lounge. Love offering. Rocky Patel, 816.916.1823. SACRED RELATIONSHIP 2nd or 3rd 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, email karen@karenharrison.net LEARN BOWENWORK Manual therapy for pain relief, repetitive strain, chronic conditions, athletics. Works when nothing else does. Ongoing classes OP area: Nancy Pierson 512-750-4012. www.bowenworkacademyusa.com NCBTMB LAUGHTER YOGA FRIDAYS 6:00-6:45 p.m. at Plaza Wellspring, 1900 W. 47th Place #328, Westwood, KS. Try this fun exercise system that combines simple, playful movements with laughter and deep yogic breathing. Love offering. www.PlazaWellspring.com. SPIRIT SHOW-UP 7 p.m. on the 2nd Tuesday of every month in OP to share the energy and joy as Spirit guides us. Love offering. Maitreya: 913.839.8745, http:// maitreyazohar.com.


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November 2010 Issue of EVOLVING  

The November issue of Evolving focuses on abundance and includes a special Holiday Gift Guide.

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