volving June 2015 ~ Vol. I, Issue 2
in Santa Fe
A Guide for Conscious Living Labyrinths: History and Healing Let Passion Be Your Guide Wild Spring Food
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Associate Publisher’s Letter...
The Far-Reaching Influence of America’s “Sleeping Prophet” Edgar Cayce
Dear Friend, As an editor, you know you have a special issue on your hands—or a special publication overall—when certain words or phrases or ideas appear in more than one story. Especially when these stories are about entirely unrelated subjects, written by people in different fields, with very different styles. I see it as synchronicity. And while some people might be right to attribute this issue’s synchronicity to this month’s theme of New Directions (and how this theme unconsciously steered the writers into these similar ideas and phrases), I prefer to see it as evidence of something deeper. How is it, for instance, that Victoria Erhart’s story on labyrinths said that one of the keys to walking a labyrinth is to “Move out of headcentered intellect into more heart-centered wisdom,” and Astarte channeled advice on how to stay on one’s soul path as being “beneficial to discern what your mind is directing in your life and what your heart is steering in your life, and to know the difference,” and Heather Robertson stressed, in her column on how to harmonize life and work, that “The number one key is discovering the sacred bridge of knowledge (mind) and trust (heart)”? Coincidence? Is this recognition of heart and mind and how they affect our lives the underlying key to everything? Most likely. Is it then so weird that it would come up again and again and again? Maybe not. Nevertheless, it’s pretty cool. And, even cooler, to me it means that this direction Evolving is heading toward, this new direction is true and worthy. That there’s some deeper force (or forces) at play helping it to grow and move forward. That’s my hope, anyway. Because, certainly, Evolving in Santa Fe is a new direction for me. And for Jill as well. I’ve edited magazines, and written for them, but I’ve never overseen one from a business standpoint. And Jill, well, Jill’s not in Kansas anymore. Meaning: Santa Fe poses certain challenges, and has certain expectations, that’ll either force Jill and me to adapt and grow, or, well, discover things about ourselves we hadn’t known (or wanted to know) before now. Change, a new direction, is never easy. But we’re both hopeful that Evolving in Santa Fe continues to evolve and change and grow. For us and for you.
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This month’s cover painting, “Rebirth,” was created by 24-yearold artist-vagabond, Miles Toland from New Mexico. Miles has captured an abstracted moment of metamorphic energy emerging into a Hopi-stylized mandala. “Rebirth” was inspired by and created for his sister, Lilah. Miles’ paintings, murals, videos, and sculptures can be seen on his website: www.milestoland.com, his Facebook page: Miles Toland Arts, and his Instagram: @milestoland.
Four Seasons Resort Rancho Becomes Destination for Wellness Retreats From January 16 to 19, 2015, Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe hosted a Wellness Retreat featuring Los Angeles-based master yoga instructor Jorge Luna. Showcasing a weekend of yoga, meditation, hiking, fitness and healthy cuisine, Four Seasons welcomed guests to enjoy two types of private classes per day, either fitness or yoga. With cuisine from Executive Chef Andrew Cooper, guests started the morning with healthy breakfasts
and ended the day with dinner at Terra, the Resort’s restaurant. “Participants had a wonderful time as they enjoyed the short distance to downtown Santa Fe but appreciated the serenity of the Resort, and most of all —the scenery,” commented Jorge Luna. “The movement studio, with its
incredible views of sunsets over the mesas, was the perfect setting for our yoga, fitness, and meditation classes.” With more wellness retreats planned for 2015 and beyond, the Resort offers guests outdoor excursions with its on-site Adventure Partners team, rejuvenation at the 10,000-square-foot (930 square meters) Spa, and transportation to the city of Santa Fe, which attracts visitors year-round with its museums, art galleries, Southwestern cuisine, and rich culture. “We look forward to more retreats at the Resort, as it possesses the magic combination of elements—the luxury of the Four Seasons brand; delicious cuisine by a talented, award-winning chef; proximity to Santa Fe; and outdoor adventure, from hiking to cycling and star gazing,” said Luna. The Resort will welcome guests for the next wellness retreat in the fall, October 9 through 12, again with Jorge Luna. Reservations can be booked online.
Santa Fe Hosts Pride Events in Summer 2015
Summer Zen Circle At Upaya Zen Center July 10-26, 2015
Festival and Rodeo brings together the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community
Instructors: Roshi Joan Halifax * Sensei Kazuaki Tanahashi * Natalie Goldberg * Joshin Brian Byrnes * Steven Heine, PhD The Zen Circle Retreat Series gives practitioners the opportunity to enter into a time of retreat, learning, meditation practice, participation with Upaya’s residential community in their daily schedule (distributed upon arrival), and special programs within the Circle that are led by Zen teachers and/or practice mentors. The entire Zen Circle will be supported by Practice Mentors. Faculty from the programs included within each Zen Circle teach only their specific retreat. Each Zen Circle includes an opening night session that includes an orientation, as well as meditation instruction in the morning of the first full day. The schedule includes daily meditation practice, samu (work practice) periods, interviews with practice mentors, weekly dharma talks and seminars, liturgy training, and Zen studies. There are two personal practice days each week (Monday and Tuesday) where practitioners and residents take meals on their own and have the freedom to hike, study, do laundry, take quiet time, and meditate at their own discretion. There are dormitory accommodations or guests may upgrade to double or single (few singles are available and are on a first-come, first-serve basis) for a supplemental fee. Contact the Registrar@upaya.org directly. The food at Upaya is vegetarian and organic. When registering for the entire Zen Circle, the programs included are listed below. You may also register for any of the programs below individually. 7/10 - 7/11 - CALLIGRAPHY with Sensei Kazuaki Tanahashi 7/14 - 7/19 - SESSHIN with Sensei Kazuaki Tanahashi and Joshin Brian Byrnes 7/24 - 7/26 - DOGEN with Sensei Kazuaki Tanahashi, Roshi Joan Halifax and Natalie Goldberg EVOLVING…IN SANTA FE
This summer, Santa Fe plays host to Santa Fe Pride Festival and Zia Regional Rodeo—two events designed to celebrate the LGBT community in the City Different. The Santa Fe Pride Festival happens June 27 and includes a parade, information and networking booths, live entertainment, and an art show and sale featuring work that reflects the LGBT community. The festival, hosted by the Santa Fe Human Rights Alliance, begins at noon following the Gay Pride Parade at 11 a.m. The Parade itself culminates at the Santa Fe Plaza, where the festival is held. International singing sensation Janice Robinson will headline Santa Fe Pride on the Plaza, which includes a variety of musical performances. The event is open to the public and attendees are encouraged to wear rainbow attire. On August 15, cowboys will come together to compete at the 24th Annual Zia Regional Rodeo for a weekend of events including bull riding and roping competitions, steer decorating, a wild drag race and goat dressing. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is hosted by the New Mexico Gay Rodeo Association (NMGRA), a nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering the western lifestyle within the gay community. Previous beneficiaries of the event have included New Mexico AIDS Services, New Mexico Domestic Violence Hotline, and People of Color AIDS Foundation, among others. Tickets are $15 for adults and children under 12 are free. Santa Fe is an all-welcoming destination known for rich heritage, renowned cuisine, and thriving arts and culture. The City Different has long shared an open-minded spirit to visitors and locals alike with diverse interests and different backgrounds. The Santa Fe City Council gained international attention in 2013, for example, when it passed a resolution supporting marriage equality for gays in New Mexico. Santa Fe ranks in the top ten cities with same-sex households and it’s not uncommon to see same-sex couples throughout the year enjoying 300 days of sunshine and breathtaking views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountain range. For a list with over 15 Santa Fe Travel Alternative Group (TAG)-Approved hotels and additional information on Santa Fe as a gay-friendly destination, please visit TOURISM Santa Fe online: http://santafe.org/Visiting_Santa_Fe/GLBTQ_Travel/ index.html.
Author & Spiritual Director, John Morton, in Santa Fe for June Workshop
John Morton is the current Spiritual Director for MSIA—the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness—and ecumenical and spiritual organization teaching “Soul Transcendence,” which is knowing yourself as one with God / Universe / Source. John Morton is also the published author of two books, The Blessings Already Are, and You Are The Blessings. He travels extensively each year with MSIA—giving workshops and seminars for MSIA—on topics including forgiveness,
meditation, gratitude, spiritual awareness, and more. Communicating Living Love with John Morton will be held Wednesday June 10 at 7:30 p.m. at Unity Church, 1212 Unity Way, Santa Fe. For more information about this event, contact Ann Folks, 505-984-8069 RSVP is not required for this event.
Easy Strawberry Jam From WholeFoodsMarket.com 1 pound strawberries, hulled 6 tablespoons sugar Optional flavorings: 2 slices lemon, seeds removed or 1 (2-inch) piece ginger, peeled and cut into four pieces or 1 sprig fresh rosemary Place strawberries in a food processor and pulse until just coarsely chopped, or chop them roughly with a knife. Place in a medium saucepan and add sugar and any flavoring you'd like. Cover and cook over medium heat until sugar melts and berries soften and release some of their liquid, 4 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Uncover, lower heat, and simmer until the berries begin to fall apart and the mixture is thickened and no longer watery, 12 to 15 minutes. Serve warm, or cool to room temperature. Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. Discard any flavoring ingredients before serving or storing if you wish, or just leave them in for an added boost of flavor. Nutritional Info: Per Serving: Serving size: 2 tablespoons, 30 calories (0 from fat), 0g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 0mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (1g dietary fiber, 7g sugar), 0g protein
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Our Wounds Are Our Medicine
our body holds your life’s secrets: every time you’ve been hurt, traumatized, overwhelmed, your body remembers. It remembers these wounds not in words but in tension patterns. The body remembers the reaction to the trauma or wounding and the energy state you were in when the stressful event occurred. This is key. Your energy state, whether low, neutral, or high will determine how you are able to cope with (or transform) your experience. If you were in a low energy state, where it felt like all you could do was survive, then you will perceive the event as traumatic. If you were in a resourceful energy state, then you might perceive the event as an opportunity. Your body assesses if it has enough energy to process the information of a stressful event. If the body doesn’t have enough energy to be present with whatever is happening, it will wall off the energy in a shortterm solution of protection. To be present with what is happening means to be able to experience the entirety of the stressful event, so that whatever you need to feel is felt. Emotions must be felt in order to create a behavior change. Energy in motion is E-motion and it’s important to be able to respond rapidly. If you are not able to respond authentically to e-motion, the energy is not resolved and therefore will be stored until you can be present with it. Ideally, if a stressful event occurs and you can be present with all the feelings and energies it creates, the e-motion passes through and has no need to be bound up or held in your body. However, when you don’t have the resources to feel everything you need to feel in the moment, the energy becomes walled off. Walling off the energy is a physical as well as emotional phenomenon. The muscles of your neck, back, and hips can contract. Your head may come forward and get locked into that position. The small ligaments and muscles in front of your vertebral column may tense, creating rigidity in your spine. This all happens in an effort to keep you protected in a time when you can’t process your experience. Over time, without resolution, this state leads to chronic and debilitating conditions. You know that you have bound energy when you feel tightness in your muscles, your posture is compromised, you’re fatigued, your head is positioned forward (defense posture), or when you can’t seem to recover from a condition. In this state, you are not
moving energy effectively through your spine and body. Our wounds are our medicine, the disease is the cure. You don’t heal from cancer, you heal through it; you don’t heal from migraines, asthma, irritable bowel, sciatica, chronic fatigue, cardio-vascular disease, anxiety, depression, you heal through those things. In order to heal through, you need energy. When your body is challenged with a disease, trauma, or chronic illness, it looks for any available energy to heal. If there is not enough energy, the body shuts down functions, downgrades your life experience. This wisdom allows the body to survive—a great short-term strategy, but in the long term one with a very high cost. Where do we get this essential energy we need to heal? One very significant way is the energy that is stored in our body from our wounds, in our musculature, bones, ligaments, which is called BOUND energy. This bound energy, the tension patterns from old traumas, is what can be liberated and utilized to help you heal. A powerful way to access bound energy for transformation is to be present in your body with your experience. The moment you are truly present, the body releases the bound-up energy. And when you are present with the truth that your body shares with you, you can receive its wisdom, become more whole and heal.
To be present with what is happening means to be able to experience the entirety of the stressful event, so that whatever you need to feel is felt.
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Judy Scher, D.C. is Director of the Scher Center in Santa Fe since 1992. She is an international teacher, workshop leader, and keynote speaker. The Scher Center utilizes cutting-edge reorganizational healing tools including Network Spinal Analysis Care. For more info go to www.HealingWithoutLimits.com or call 505-989-9373
Harmonizing Life and Work
he idea of work-life balance first came about in Europe in the 1800s, entered the US during the Great Depression, then gained solid footing in the 60s and 70s when women were asking for support in the workplace while being a mother and an employee. During the 1990s, with the birth of large-scale technology and dual working households, the idea of work-life balance exploded. It has been a push-button issue ever since. This is a hot topic for some and an overdone topic for others. I have discovered, though, through working with clients, that it’s not as simple as cultivating balance. Rather, it’s a rediscovering of harmony in life and business— rediscovering a deeper, more sustainable place within us, within our hearts. Our efforts at a work-life balance have historically come through compartmentalization: calendars, list builders, phone apps. It’s as if we’ve said, “Let’s be in our minds now and our hearts later.” Not realizing that that attitude is really the root cause of our chaos. To be clear, I love calendars, lists, and all the rest. However, when they are used mindlessly, fragmentation and overwhelm can set in. Life and work harmony requires the awareness of our hearts and minds continuously, finding the real ground that unites. The number one key is discovering the sacred bridge of knowledge (mind) and trust (heart). When the two are working harmoniously life and business tend to flow and opportunities open. We can trust all day long, but if one lacks the knowledge of resources, relationships, or information, trust doesn’t really serve us. On the flipside, we can have an abundance of knowledge, but if we don’t trust ourselves or others the knowledge does very little for us. The union between the two is the key to harmony and will cause any business to flourish for the long-term. Bridge your inner knowing with your inner trust and you will find the solutions you seek to life and work harmony. You will discover what you need and it will be up to you to leap and embrace what is needed for change. It begins with choice. Decisions made through trust and knowledge can be applied to your thoughts, your perceptions, your choices with business collaborations, your choices with how you spend your beautifully earned money, your choice with how you want to feel and be in the world and with others. This will transform your business and expand it. The outcome is less worry and a lot more fun! In my work I discuss the “5 Roots.” The
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primary root is well-being. Well-being is the heartbeat of all you do and the place to start for life and work harmony. Discover the tools to maintain and evolve your mental, spiritual, physical, and emotional well-being and you are more than on your way—you’re “in it,” and you will be in a harmonious life before you know it. To get the ball moving with well-being, trust, and knowledge here are a few suggestions: 1. Whatever it is, don’t do it alone. We thrive together. 2. Sleep: 56 percent of Americans say that dreams reveal deep truths! 3. Be gentle with yourself. 4. Breathe: Breathe in trust and breathe out worry. 5. Commit: Cultivate your willpower, your fire. 6. Patience: When your buttons get pushed practice patience. 7. Give more: Give with no expectation in return. 8. Receive more: Let it in. Today. 9. Be vulnerable: Open the door. 10. Let go: Step back, take in the big picture, and determine your next steps. 11. Engage thoughtfully: All great achievements involve this. 12. Do something to crack your heart open and connect. 13. Forgive. Now. 14. Own what you believe with compassion. Your heart will thank you for it. 15. Love.
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Honoring the Power of Touch
perpetrate violence against our own bodies or the bodies of ouch is a sensory process through which we others, we perpetuate the cycle of touch aversion. communicate with the world around us. When we If you are single, or in a waning or unsatisfying partnership, experience friendly, affectionate touch, our bodies release oxytocin, also known as the “love” or “trust” or perhaps your significant other has health issues, you likely are familiar with the deep longing to be held, touched, and hormone. Oxytocin’s effects include lowering blood pressure, comforted. If you find your body desiring more touch, consider decreasing the stress-related hormone cortisol, and increasing the following simple strategies to increase your levels of pain tolerance. It is released through friendly and intentional oxytocin: touch, including contact between “Touch is central in all aspects breastfeeding moms and their babies, friends engaged in a hug, cuddling •Schedule a weekly massage or hands-on of our lives—cognitively, couples, and even pets and their owners. energy-work session from a nurturing and emotionally, developmentally, safe therapist. As babies, we learn about our value and safety in the world through our skin. behaviorally—spanning from • Create your own massage ritual Numerous early childhood studies centered attention to the feet, our time in the womb well into including indicate that children who receive neck, and hands. consistent touch that is pleasurable, safe, our elder years. ” • Ask to hug and be hugged by the and appropriate contract fewer illnesses important people in your life. and have significantly lower rates of depressive and aggressive • Engage in a heart-centered meditation by briskly rubbing behaviors. Research also indicates that touch is valuable for your palms together and placing them over your heart. adolescents and adults in reducing stress; lowering blood Feel the heat move from your hands to the skin allowing pressure, heart rate, and cortisol levels; and stimulating the the warmth to open your heart and anchor you in your hippocampus, which is responsible for enhanced memory and body. the release of a host of hormones and neuropeptides linked to positive and uplifting emotions. Throughout our lives, we need Touch is central in all aspects of our lives—cognitively, to touch in order to learn, to communicate, to experience emotionally, developmentally, behaviorally—spanning from our pleasure, to be healthy, and to grow in awareness and time in the womb well into our elder years. From reducing consciousness. blood pressure to flooding us with positive emotions, Despite its benefits, many of us find it difficult or awkward consciously incorporating touch into our day can lay the to discuss the practice of touch. As children, many of us were groundwork for more creative ways to nurture ourselves and taught that touching is wrong or inappropriate. Much of our our larger world. As we learn how to meet our own needs for reluctance to touch and be touched stems from a conditioned touch, we feel happier, less stressed, and more content to be fear of our bodies. For example, a woman who breastfeeds her conscious and present to our highest selves. child in public often receives disapproving looks, children who explore their own bodies via sexual touch are often shamed, and in many educational settings, teachers are forbidden to touch children at all. As we lose our childlike innocence, we may experience non-sexual touch, such as a hug or a gentle handle on the shoulder, as strange and uncomfortable. By the time we reach adulthood, many of us have forgotten how to touch; we are touch deprived. We refrain from giving or receiving because we feel alienated or cut off, or are depressed, anxious, and/or withdrawn. Living primarily in our heads, rather than fully in our bodies, we are often simply unaware of Corine Frankland, Ph.D., is the department our need for touch. chair of liberal arts at Santa Fe University of Art When touch is considered taboo, the need to receive and and Design, where she teaches courses in provide touch is often repressed and serves as fertilizer for our women’s psychology, archetypal psychology, and personal shadow. According to Carl Jung, the personal shadow Kundalini yoga. She is also a somatic polarity is the conditioned part of us that contains all that which is practitioner, specializing in anxiety reduction, determined as immoral or unacceptable by one’s culture. The grief and depression, and women's reproductive personal shadow is that part of us that erupts spontaneously health and wellness. You can find her on and unexpectedly when we do something self-destructive, or Facebook at Vibrational Healing Santa Fe or hurtful to someone else. When the need for healthy touch is visit her website at repressed and relegated to one’s personal shadow, our desire www.myvibrationalhealing.org and longing for touch may drive us towards self-mutilation, compulsive sex, physical violence, or sexual violence. When we EVOLVING…IN SANTA FE
Wild Spring Foods
orried about what you will grow and eat this year with our water shortage? Relax! Our Great Mother Earth always provides just what we need. I had a great big grin on my face in April when I saw three of our best edible wild greens poke their heads out of my desert soil. By the end of May, I’ll be preparing some of my favorite dishes full of vitamins and minerals, and I didn’t have to water a thing. So here is a description of what to look for in your backyard. First up was Common Mallow or Malvas in Spanish. This is a super-abundant plant in our area and even grows in disturbed soil. Mallow is high in calcium, phosphorus, iron, vitamin A and C. What’s more, it tastes good! Mallow makes a tasty raw salad green and is also excellent cooked in casseroles, with eggs, or marinated in olive oil. Nobody will starve with this beauty around. Second out was Yellow Dock or Native Sorrel (Hierba de Sangre). Yup, this plant is a potent “liver and blood cleanser.” The leaves need to be cooked and are best when young. Look for Yellow Dock in moist areas against your house, along clean ditches, streams, etc. The leaves have a mild sour flavor and are high in caloric value, calcium, potassium, and vitamin A. Third out was Dandelion or Diente de Leon. The leaves make an excellent spring tonic green salad or they can be lightly cooked. And yes, these are the same dandelions that our fellow Americans spend millions of dollars worth of herbicides to kill each year. Dandelions are high in protein, calcium, phosphorus, and extremely high in vitamin A. Allergy sufferers take note: eat dandelion greens regularly. And remember bitter is better! All of the above natives will love you more if you toss a little rainwater on them. They are free, local, drought resistant, nutritious, perennial, and darn good.
Give a little back in the form of prayer, dance, and song. Nettles (also known as Stinging Nettles) is a common edible and medicinal plant that grows worldwide. It is consumed in soups and vegetable dishes for its savory and blood-building qualities. As a tea it assists in relieving inflammations from allergies and skin disorders. It is really one of our “green superfoods” and is quite easy to cultivate in Southwest gardens. Nettles are very high in proteins, calcium, magnesium, potassium, and many trace minerals. Try this favorite of mine as an early spring tonic dish for a delicious wild dinner!
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Spring Nettle Pie Always use fresh Nettle leaves; that means either growing your own or gathering them in the wild from a clean place. Cut off the leaves from the plant where they meet the stem (wearing gloves) and then before cooking, cut off the small leaf stem. The stinging from the plant is formic acid and is nullified by cooking; it is, however, a valuable medicinal component for other ailments (such as allergies and arthritis). Pie Shell ½ cup olive oil 1 cup quinoa flour ½ cup oat flour Pinch of salt 4 Tablespoons cold water Blend the oil into the mixed flours and salt until crumbly; add the cold water a little at a time to blend into a smooth ball. Press the pie dough into an 8-inch pie pan. Pie Greens 4 Tablespoons olive oil 6 cups Nettle leaves, lightly chopped 4 cups red Chard leaves, chopped ¼ teaspoon salt 3 Tablespoons chopped Parsley Saute the chopped onion in olive oil at medium heat for 10 minutes until transparent in color; then add the Nettle leaves and continue cooking until they are completely wilted. Now add the chopped red chard, salt, and fresh parsley; cover and reduce heat until all ingredients are equally cooked (about 10 minutes). Now spread all the vegetables into the pie crust evenly with the rich sauce in the pan and place in the preheated oven at 350 degrees for 35 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool 5 minutes before serving.
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Free to Be, Free to Believe
ou have to appreciate if not admire a spiritual What am I so attached to that I have to lose it all? I am worthy of love. We’ll be discipline that offers up some of its major OK. It’s not about the house or the car— tenets on a poster modeled after David it’s about us.” Letterman’s Top Ten lists, a list that Gayle had actually first discovered CSL includes—among its Top 10 reasons “why it’s for in 2006, several years after having sobered you”—justifications like “You dig Buddha, Jesus, Yogananda, and Bono” and “Your therapist told you to up (having quit alcohol, drugs, and smoking). “I found this philosophy, and I find ‘some place’ to go,” while also including “Love is knew it was an opportunity to change my who you are” and “You consciously create the life you life,” she says. “If I didn’t, my life would desire.” It’s certainly not Calvinism. Or even maybe be much shorter.” (And she’s so open Unitarian. But it’s not a goof, either. It’s just open. And about her past open-minded. Or, as because of how Reverend Gayle Dillon of open the Center Santa Fe’s Everyday Center was to her for Spiritual Living describes despite all those it, “We don’t believe Jesus issues. “It was the great exception but allows people to the great example. And we understand teach people how to respect there’s nothing they can tell one another. To love each me that’ll shock me,” says other no matter who they Gayle. “It gives people the are.” green light to be who they are. Part of the network of Nobody made me feel bad Centers for Spiritual Living about who I was or who I (a denomination promoting am.”) The clincher, which may Religious Science, which was have to do with the spirit of founded in 1949 by her Center’s Top 10, came the American New Thought day she was supposed to first leader Ernest Holmes), Santa check out Seattle’s Eastside Fe’s Center is one of two in center. Reverend Suzy Schadle town and 400 throughout the told her, Come Sunday. Gayle U.S., with hundreds more balked. She had tickets to that around the world. Holmes’ Reverend Gayle Dillon and her husband Paul Sunday’s Seahawks football game. To insight, which he laid out in his can be found at the Everyday Center for which Reverend Suzy said, Dang, if I 1929 book, The Science of Mind, was Spiritual Living, 1519 Fifth Street, Sunday wasn’t working I’d go, too. “That,” to see Americans’ burgeoning mornings at 10, or go to their website for more admits Gayle, “is what did it.” desire, even way back then, for a info: www.everydaycsl.org In 2010, Gayle got her master’s in kind of spiritual relativism, where consciousness (from the Holmes Institute) individuals can take elements of various religions and and then she and Paul opened their first belief systems and re-form them into a discipline that Center in their own living room. They’ve works best for them, and to say, This is what works for me. This is what I believe. And you don’t have to believe since moved up to their current space, on everything I believe. And, as Gayle explains it, “The basic Fifth Street, and Gayle’s 10-year plan envisions a sanctuary for 1,200, a charter thing is, we all come from something bigger than school, and an adult learning center, ourselves. We are connected by our soul. We all have among other features. “We’re growing— God within us. and we’re more like Sunday school than Gayle, born and raised in Washington state and a retiree from the telecommunications industry, relocated church,” says Gayle. “This philosophy is so to Santa Fe with her husband Paul, the Center’s musical welcoming and user-friendly, and it’s director, after getting laid off in 2007. They chose Santa empowering people to live joy-filled lives. I’d really like for it to become the it place Fe over Taos (Paul had always wanted to live there— then decided on Santa Fe after they visited in 2006), then to be.” And to believe. went through bankruptcy, foreclosure, and repossession —Devon Jackson of their car. “We lost everything,” recalls Gayle. “What Paul and l learned is, we just gotta laugh. For me, because of this philosophy, I had to look at: What’s my lesson? EVOLVING…IN SANTA FE
Eating Well In Santa Fe
Feed Your Soul — Feed Your Life
eeding is the act of providing food center of the circle if you are not feeling fulfilled in that specific area. Then connect or nourishment to oneself or another. In the literal sense feeding the dots and quickly you’ll have a visual of our bodies with health-promoting how fulfilled you are feeling in all areas of your life. Now remember that life isn’t foods will support in reaching optimum health and vitality. As you always going to feel fulfilling The way we engage with all of the time, there is always probably know, not all food is created equal; the world around us, our some aspect of life that invites us to grow or to heal therefore, choosing relationship to self, the or to address. Now that you naturally grown foods that were planted and relationships we keep, the have your visual of what life cultivated without harmful creative outlets and the is looking like and how fulfilled you are feeling, chemicals will feed your career path we manifest identify an area that isn’t body right. In the same sense, the our talents and skill set feeling so fulfilling and ask way we feed our souls is either enrich or deplete yourself, “What is this area of life calling for? What type of through our daily life our lives. attention, support, healing, experience, which in turn intention, or nurturance is it feeds our body, mind, and asking for? What is a reasonable action step spirit. The way we engage with the world that I can take to begin to address this around us, our relationship to self, the unfulfilled area in life? What type of support relationships we keep, the creative outlets, will I need?” By asking these questions, a and the career path we manifest either enrich or deplete our lives. We don’t often dialogue begins of how to bring attention to think that the ways in which we engage with the specific aspect of life so that a sense of life, day in and day out, are actually feeding balance, growth, healing, and thriving can begin to take place. This will set you on the us with vibrant, exhilarating, uplifting energy or not. This is where primary foods path towards reclaiming your life, health, come into play. When we are feeling a deep and vitality. sense of fulfillment, wholeness, and interconnectedness, we in turn feel a sense of thriving—our souls are happy—we feel happy. Part of how to reach optimum health and vitality includes taking a look at how we are feeding our lives. So here is an easy way to assess how well you are feeding your life: draw a big Valeria Alarcón is a Holistic circle on a piece of paper, draw a line Health Coach and Advocate through the middle of the circle and start to AADP, whose mission is to draw out slices, as if you were drawing a pie. inspire, educate, and empower individuals who are committed to Label each “slice” with an area of your life reclaiming life and vitality that is important to your—relationships, through health and wellness. As a career, spirituality, physical movement, cancer survivor Val knows what creativity, travel, finances, personal it takes to reclaim life and vitality, and she is delighted to be of development, so on and so forth. Now, support to her community. For with a colorful marker or pen, mark a dot more information visit closest to the circumference of the circle, www.VitalityWithVal.us. which signifies that you are feeling pretty awesome and fulfilled in that specific area of your life. Then mark a dot closer to the
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Kale Salad with a Twist Rinse and dry kale, remove stem (save stem for juice or soup) and chop to bite size In a mixing bowl add 2 tbsp of olive oil, a dash of salt and pepper Add the chopped kale to the olive oil mixture and begin to massage the kale until it feels soft Mince two cloves of garlic, add an avocado, mix well until creamy, add a tsp of lime juice and add mixture to kale salad Mix well and add finely chopped red onion, red and yellow peppers Garnish with avocado slices, a couple of tomato slices, and minced cilantro Enjoy! Buen Provecho! Bonn Appetite! Health Benefits of Kale: Kale is high in vitamin C, K and A, all which are great for boosting the immune system; it’s an effective antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and improves bone health, and cholesterol levels. Kale is also known for preventing/combating cancer due to its high content in glucosinolates, and supports liver detoxification.
The Far-Reaching Influence of America’s “Sleeping Prophet” Edgar Cayce
ny time we try something new or take our lives in a new direction, our intuition speaks up. From the mundane task of choosing a restaurant in a foreign place, to choosing a fulfilling career, we trust our intuition to identify what will truly be worth the effort and serve our unique life. The person that put intuition on the map in America is the great American psychic Edgar Cayce, 1882-1945. He did this by displaying such phenomenal talent that millions of people paid attention, becoming aware of human potential through the abilities he displayed. Although his “differences” emerged as a pre-teen, a baseball head injury at the age of 15 may have increased his abilities. The mythic story about him I heard as a kid, that “there was a guy who could put his schoolbook underneath his pillow at night and recite the whole book in the morning,” was the unique way young Edgar could learn things before the baseball accident. Also, Edgar’s grandfather had unusual abilities that people talked about in hushed tones; these striking talents were in his family.
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There are debates about whether Cayce was a psychic or a medium. He appeared to be both because he gave most readings in full trance with no memory afterwards, and that phenomenon is considered mediumship. What set Cayce’s source of information apart from other mediums is the amount of detail, range of knowledge, and degree of accurate information he produced. Unlike many spirits that work through mediums and give people guidance, “the Cayce source” never gave a name. Although his insights were on myriad topics, most people asked Edgar Cayce about their pressing health issues. He could diagnose someone’s illness, prescribe original healing methods still in use today, and even tell the client on what shelf and in what store they would find a particular medicine. The range of Edgar Cayce's gifts was astonishing whether awake or asleep. One time, Cayce needed the help of a banker for a pet project. Edgar had a psychic flash and called to a stranger walking by, addressing him by his full name. The banker was so astonished that he took Cayce to lunch. At the restaurant, the banker gave him another test to see if Cayce really had psychic powers: “Write down the combination to my bank’s safety vault on this napkin,” he required. And Edgar Cayce could do that! Convinced, the banker became a supporter and lifelong friend. Growing up to be an extraordinary source of
information for others was a responsibility Cayce took seriously. He was uncommonly committed to his Christian principles and the work ethic of sacrificing for others, and spent hours a day in trance and in prayer. One day, his own wise source of information told him to stop doing so many readings or it would kill him. But Cayce felt the weight of the daily letters for his help that arrived by the truckload, literally. He kept on extending his working hours until they were six times what his own spiritual guides suggested. This soon put him in the ironic position of correctly predicting the date of his own death. An admirable trait of Cayce’s is that even though he could see into the future, and see his own failure up ahead, it didn’t stop him from trying to live his dreams. His big dream was to found and run an alternativehealth hospital based on the health principles revealed to him by his intuition. Early on, Cayce had a complete vision of the beginning, middle, and end of his beloved hospital, and went ahead with the project anyway. He built it and had it for as long as it could last, until its donors were wiped out by the Great Depression. It brought up many unexpected challenges and disappointments, but he understood the greater value in the doing of something and not necessarily succeeding. A legend in his own time, Cayce was always humble and willing to answer questions about whatever people wanted to know about. However, he noticed the correlation between the level of consciousness of his clients, revealed by their questions, and the level of his readings: in the presence of amazing people, he produced amazing and helpful insights
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Cayce’s is that even though he could see into the future, and see his own failure up ahead, it didn’t stop him from trying to live his dreams. ”
Opposite page: The Cayce Hospital in Virginia Beach, VA, 1927. Above: Young Edgar Cayce and his wife Gertrude. Above right: The Cayce Hospital as it is today. Below: Edgar Cayce. Images from www.edgarcayce.org
about their health, past lives, career developments, etc. Recently, I came across a very old article from a beauty magazine, featuring beauty tips culled from the many recorded Cayce readings: clients at various times had asked him how to repair their aging faces and sagging skin. The most important aid to maintaining beauty, Cayce proclaimed, was “The Mind!” and having a positive outlook. He also recommended a simple headroll exercise that when performed each day, “… will stimulate the circulation to the entire face, head and neck: keep the throat and jaw line firm; and prevent the formation of double or multiple chins.” (The catalogue of 14,000-plus readings is available at the Association for Research and Enlightenment, www.edgarcayce.org.) I tried this exercise myself and noticed a difference in about a week. Here’s how it goes, and the key is to do it gently. To begin, your eyes are looking straight ahead, your head is level with your mouth closed. You very slowly stretch your neck up with your eyes looking back at the ceiling; then you bring your head level again and look straight, then bend your neck forward so your chin touches your chest, and very slowly, roll the head over to the right shoulder, then roll it slowly to the back; then continue and roll it to the left shoulder, then down to your chest, and slowly bring it up to level. Repeat by stretching your neck again so you’re looking at the ceiling. You do one roll in one direction, and then switch and roll in the other direction. Alternating, you do about ten of them or more. If you smile as you stretch your neck up, it’s good for jowl-tightening. When I do them, I feel their alternating left and right motion also serves to balance my energy. I also imagine that I’m releasing
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whatever energy has accumulated from the day’s circumstances, as I let my head gently roll as far as my neck will allow. (This exercise must be done slowly.) I also imagine that this releasing movement makes me receptive to new thoughts and spiritual guidance. Of all the insights about psychic work gained from reading about the life of Edgar Cayce, what impresses me the most was not his talent, but his strength of character. Working in an era when his gifts weren’t accepted, he still followed his own path, made a name for The Sixth Sense, and brought it to the attention of millions of others. Because Edgar Cayce did not limit himself and did his best to fulfill his own creative potential, as a country and beyond, we learned more about intuition and our own greater selves.
Elissa Heyman practices psychic counseling and healing in person and by phone in Santa Fe. Her weekly psychic horoscopes appear on SantaFe.com and she hosts a monthly psychic call-in show with Richard Eeds on KVSF 101.5. Elissa’s free website offerings include guided meditations and monthly newsletters with psychic predictions and horoscopes. Psychic and Healing Circles and private appointment information are at www.elissaheyman.com 505-982-3294
Let Passion Be Your Guide “Forget your perfect offering. There’s a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” —Leonard Cohen
rom a shamanic perspective, change is seen as a journey through a doorway. To make any changes means that a door must be cracked open, that we dare to look around and peek into what exists beyond the current landscape of our lives. Moving through the opened door, we leave behind what’s familiar and head toward something new. Cracking open the doorway boldly sets things in motion—because the light gets in. We’re able to see what we could not see or perhaps even dream of before. We begin to wonder about possibilities, taste the potentials, sense the adventure, get curious and hungry for more. Change is ever present in the natural flow of life, yet we often fear and fight against the cycles of endings and beginnings. We struggle to hold onto what’s known and familiar while longing for something fresh, exciting, and new.
Endings often get fueled by anger, regrets, and disappointment. Beginnings often evoke selfdoubts, fears of unknowns, and confusion about which direction to go. So how do we find our way?
Lean Into the Ending Every step through the doorway of change is a death of sorts. So it’s essential we befriend death, learn to recognize and honor the gifts that come with completions and endings. My dad, in his dying, was a great teacher about accepting death and courageously going with the momentum of transformation and change. So was Jasmine, my beloved canine friend. With both of these loved ones, I didn’t want to miss a moment as they made the passage from this world to the realm of spirit. Instinctively, I dove deep into the sharing of their journeys, offering care and companionship, even though this was new territory for me filled with notlived-before experiences. The gifts of the learning and the love that was shared, even with significant losses, will forever be cherished. When we lean into the ending, we stay connected and engaged. This may be an ending of a health challenge, our job, a relationship, familiar daily schedule, or old ideas and beliefs. Staying present with the process of the ending, the dying-away, opens space for learning and enrichment, for exploring the mysteries, and allowing genuine feelings to be felt. Endings and completions are filled with gifts we can search for and find.
internal change which allows the leaves to naturally fall away. Without the letting go, the well-being of the tree is compromised. Letting go nourishes health, balance, and well-being for the trees and others in the web of life. We too can be intentional with our process of letting go. There will be more effectiveness and ease when we feel respect and appreciation, even gratitude and love, for whatever is being let go of—clutter in the closet, addictive patterns, completed projects, an illness, old ways of relating, judgmental thoughts. We can honor the purpose that has been served and which now is complete. Letting go opens space for the new.
“Change is a passage, a journey through the doorway leading from what has been into something not yet known.”
Let Passion Be Your Guide Change is a passage, a journey through the doorway leading from what has been into something not yet known. Heading right into the mystery can be rather daunting and fearfilled. So what carries us through? What compels us to open doorway after doorway of change? If we reach beyond the fears, we’ll find the passion of our hearts calling us, guiding the way. Like a butterfly coming out of the chrysalis, readying to fly into an entirely new existence. Like snakes shedding skins, creating space for expansion and full self-expression, not staying small and confined. Like little birds tapping open eggshells from the inside and moving out, boldly leaving behind the only world they have known. Unstoppable uninhibited passion—let this be your guide.
Love What You’re Letting Go Of Moving through the doorway of change involves letting go of something familiar and known. Letting go is a natural part of growth, healing, and transformation. With the letting go, essential energy is freed up to move into the next cycle, to pursue and manifest what now fully supports the flourishing of life. Nothing is stuck or blocking the way. Remnants from the past aren’t weighing things down. There’s much we can learn from the natural world about letting go. Take a look at the ways the trees drop their leaves in the fall. Leaves serve a vital purpose for the life of the trees. Once that purpose has been served and the cycle is complete, the trees make an intentional EVOLVING…IN SANTA FE
JoAnne Dodgson is a healer, seer, and teacher in the kala keh nah seh lineage of Ka Ta See, a tradition from the Eastern Andes. For more information, please visit www.pathwaysforhealing.net or email email@example.com
Astarte & Eriene
he following is a channeled piece from Astarte and Eriene on the topic of New Directions.
Q: How do we stay on our soul’s path? A: Your soul makes decisions on what you will experience in your present lifetime before you incarnate. Throughout your life, you work with the energies of these decisions. These decisions are not something that can be directed with the intellectual/mental body. Soul path guidance comes from the heart center. This is a big lesson that everyone who comes into this planet at this time is learning. It is beneficial to discern what your mind is directing in your life and what your heart is steering in your life, and to know the difference. They are both useful, but when you focus on your soul path in life, it is your heart connection that you need to follow to be able to fulfill your soul path.
Q: Any tips to help people with this? A: The mind often calculates what move to make by your memory of a past experience. The mind has the most baggage of all because you are not making decisions based on what you’re seeing in the present moment. Instead, you’re making decisions based on what you are seeing all the way into your past. For instance, if you recognize a situation coming up in your life that triggers a memory of a very similar situation where you got burned, your mind will calculate that past experience with what is happening in the present and it will merge these two experiences together and make decisions based on that comparison. When you contemplate a decision, your past memories can create heavy thought-form energy within the body. You balance this heaviness in your emotional body during the decision-making process. The goal is to make decisions based on the intelligence in your heart. Staying in the present moment and using the emotional energy created in the heart will direct you to make the most beneficial decisions for your soul’s path. By doing this, the heavy energy will be released and you will
have a feeling of relief/lightness come over you. The key is to discern which choices feel heavier or lighter within you. Q: Do you have any offerings around the themes of “New Directions”? A: Downsizing relates to religion in that when you desire to be closer to Spirit/God, there is a very strong belief system that you need to release physical belongings and the drive to obtain things. There is a belief that this is very much connected with ego and that being connected to Spirit/God is the opposite of being connected to ego. Therefore, by releasing some of your physical belongings, you attain a stronger connection to the spiritual aspect of your human experience. It is like when you switch your focus—or change the channel on your radio or TV—from that of focusing on bringing material possessions in and making money to buy things to that of focusing more on connecting to Spirit/ God, that you find it helpful and desirable to not focus as much on obtaining material things.
“It is beneficial to discern what your mind is directing in your life and what your heart is steering in your life, and to know the difference. ”
Q: Any advice on how to move through life transitions? A: Often when an individual is faced with a transition in their life, they know the transition is happening by the feelings they are experiencing, and often it is a time of unsettledness. It is a practice of letting go what you already know and are familiar with, and creating a space for a new life adventure to come in, be it a new career, a geographical move, a decision to have a child, adopt, etc. All these life decisions bring up a good deal of fear in the personality. What we would recommend during these times of transition is to recognize the fear when it comes up, acknowledge it, love it, and decide if it is triggering you to stay on your right path, or if the fear is being facilitated from mental/intellectual analysis of the present situation and what you have experienced in the past. Filter the fear that is coming up through your mind filter and then through your heart filter. Discover where the fear is coming from and ask yourself why this fear is being presented to you at this present time. EVOLVING…IN SANTA FE
Astarte is a channel, psychic, and healer, and Eriene is an herbalist and flower essence practitioner in Santa Fe. They work together bringing forth communication from a group of interdimensional light beings to answer questions for the collective. AstarteHealingSantaFe@gmail.com ErieneIris@gmail.com
Labyrinths: History and Healing
Right: Relationship labyrinth in a spiral in-and-out pattern. Below: Labyrinth at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi in Santa Fe.
hat do medieval Christian pilgrims, Greek myths of the Minotaur, modern brain research, Southwest Native American basketry, ancient fertility rites, and modern energy healing share? All are connected in some way to labyrinths, curvilinear patterns traced on caves’ walls or embedded in cathedral floors. Labyrinths have been used for communal and personal healing, decision making, storytelling, and spiritual transformation across cultures for tens of thousands of years. Labyrinths can be constructed in complex or simple patterns, in circular or rectangular shape, from whatever materials are available—stone, sand, pieces of tree, tall grass, fabric, tracings in dirt. Neolithic peoples used labyrinths in fertility rites. The labyrinth symbolized the womb, the Sacred Feminine. Entering the labyrinth symbolized the act of creation of a new human being. Winding one’s way out of the labyrinth symbolized
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birth or emergence, a concept still embedded in “man in the maze” basketry woven by present-day Southwest Native Americans, especially Hopi.
Labyrinth History Ancient Greeks used labyrinths in their mythological tales. King Minos of Crete had his architect Daedalus construct a labyrinth to imprison the dreaded Minotaur, a half-bull, half-human creature. Daedalus and his son Icarus could only escape by building wings to fly over the labyrinth walls. Elated at his escape, Icarus flew too close to the sun, melted the wax holding his wings together, and plummeted to his death in the Icarian Sea off the coast of Greece. The Romans used labyrinths constructed of stone and lumber for very nonmythological purposes. Roman cavalry horses were trained in labyrinths to make them more sure-footed in open country and to learn to execute complicated maneuvers with other horses in very tight spaces, both necessary skills on the battlefield. Labyrinths were very popular in medieval Christianity, as evidenced by ornate carved stone labyrinths built into cathedral floors, most notably the elevenring labyrinth in Chartres Cathedral near Paris. The Middle Ages were known for both crusades and pilgrimages. Many
people could not participate in either venture, yet wanted the blessings associated with each activity. If a wouldbe pilgrim walked a labyrinth with the full intention of making a pilgrimage, performed charity and meditated on the events that occurred in the holy places such as Jerusalem, then a labyrinth pilgrim was considered to be united in spirit with those making the physical pilgrimage, and emerged from the labyrinth a person transformed in mind, body and spirit. Readers of Dante’s Divine Comedy will recognize labyrinth imagery and metaphors as Dante spirals his way down through Hell filled with darkness and suffering, only to emerge moving in the opposite direction as he ascends the Mountain of Purgatory finally to emerge into the light of the Beatific Vision.
“Modern brain research shows a connection between walking clockwise (sunwise) coupled with walking counterclockwise (moonwise), exactly the movements involved in labyrinth walking.The result is greater balance and communication between the left and right hemispheres of the brain.”
Onward, Upward, Inward
All of these historical labyrinth associations are present in modern labyrinth design, construction, and usage, in which the labyrinth is viewed as an archetype of consciousness itself. Modern brain research shows a connection between walking clockwise (sunwise) coupled with walking counterclockwise (moonwise), exactly the movements involved in labyrinth walking. The result is greater balance and communication between the left and right hemispheres of the brain. Ancient Scandinavian sailors used stone labyrinths to capture winds. The
idea that labyrinths hold energy connects them with healing. Many people connect the seven circuit labyrinth found on Crete with the seven primary chakras or energy points of the human body. As a locus for walking meditation, labyrinths hold the energy of individual travelers, each of whom walks a unique journey of intentional consciousness that is at the same time a communal path. The labyrinth is a diagram for an individual’s place in an energy field larger than one’s own self.
make to tell a child to calm down when the child does not know what calm feels like in his or her body? Walking the labyrinth allows the student to experience calmness, to know what that feeling is, and to access it the next time it is necessary.” Children find the labyrinth experience very helpful, as is clear from their own comments. “My dog died two weeks ago and I have been very upset. After I walked the labyrinth, I realized my dog would live in my heart forever.” “I figured out a way to talk to people to get their attention. It is better to talk than to grab someone’s neck when they are bugging you.”
Labyrinth pathways become sacred geography, carrying a type of knowledge not accessible in our everyday reality. Feel the energy of perhaps centuries of uttered prayers. Upon reaching the labyrinth’s center, pause for several deep breaths. Note how the body and mind feel— quieter, more in sync. Be open to whatever spirit guide may be present in the labyrinth. Carefully retrace the labyrinth path as it opens wider and wider further from the center. Pause briefly to breathe deeply before stepping back over the threshold stone. As one frequent labyrinth walker stated, Labyrinths in Schools “A labyrinth is not magic. But taking The Labyrinth Resource Group in time to walk a labyrinth with mindfulness Walking a Labyrinth with Intention Santa Fe has constructed labyrinths in makes me feel less stressed, less anxious. I To walk a labyrinth as an exercise in public elementary schools. Children am better able to focus my concentration mindfulness, first focus energy on a single incorporate the labyrinth into their play. Teachers use walking the labyrinth to help intention or question. Keep that intention and energies on positive thoughts.” in mind, step over the threshold stone students deal with conflicts with their classmates, when a child has experienced onto/into the labyrinth. With measured trauma at home, or when a child needs a breath matching measured steps, walk the labyrinth slowly and quietly. At each few minutes to calm down before turning point, pause briefly and continue returning to class. Long time educator to focus inwards more deeply. Move out Julianne Wagner of Desert Montessori School believes in the power of labyrinth of head-centered intellect into more heartwalking for students. “What sense does it centered wisdom. Victoria Erhart teaches world religions at UNM—Los Alamos. She is a freelance journalist interested in topics about spirituality, sustainability, green technologies, and humane care of companion animals. She is also a would-be farmer in the mountains north of Santa Fe. Top left: Labyrinth at Milner Plaza at the International Folk Art Museum in Santa Fe. Top right: Horse labyrinth in Glenwood, NM, modeled after Roman cavalry training labyrinths. Left: Glenwood, NM labyrinth illuminated after dark.
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Labyrinth Locations The easiest way to locate a labyrinth worldwide is through Labyrinth Locator: www.labyrinthlocator.com.
Public labyrinths in Santa Fe • Cathedral Basilica of Saint Francis of Assisi (outdoors – always available, can be crowded) • Unity Church just off Highway 599 (outdoors – always available) • Christ Lutheran Church (outdoors— always available) • Frenchy’s Field (outdoors—always available) • Milner Plaza on Museum Hill (outdoors – open museum hours; after hours parking lot locked). At least a dozen labyrinths of various types are available on private property. Please contact property owners through www.labyrinthlocator.com for conditions of access.
Amma: The Mother of All Gurus
f all the people who’ve written about Amma, Ammachi, Mother, Mata Amritanandamayi, perhaps the most evenhanded and honest and open account has been the one given by the ex-Mr. Katy Perry. AKA Russell Brand. Brand, the recovering sex addict, occasional film star, stand-up comic, selfdescribed “ex-junkie twerp,” and now an informed and informative (if quasilibertarian autodidact) and selfproclaimed mouthpiece for revolutionary change. Odd, that. Odder still, if you can look past most everything Brand has been and been through, and actually listen to what he’s proselytizing, he’s really after many of the very same things as Amma. Chief among them: love. As Brand observed just this past January (on his own blog) after visiting Amma at her ashram in her home state of Kerala, India: “What Amma has intuited, or was born knowing, is that everyone wants to be loved and that everyone is worthy of love. Like a Mother she loves unconditionally and serves expediently. . . . What she demonstrates, we in our loveless social structures are scrabbling to discard. In Amma we have an example of what can be achieved if we build upon the principle of love.”
managed to do is nothing short of, well, nothing short of miraculous. From her humble status and beginnings, Amma has brought into being an ashram (Amritapuri, also known as the Mata Amritanandamayi Math), a university (Amrita University, which has 17,000 students), a hospital and scientific research facility, a business school, and a largely all-volunteer charity network, Embracing the World, that has raised over $70 million for disaster relief (since 2004), handed out nearly 50,000 scholarships for children in poverty, helped over 100,000 women start their own business, built over 45,000 homes in India, planted 1 million trees worldwide since 2001, and treated over 3 million patients free of charge since 1998. And much more so than when E.F. Hutton supposedly spoke, when Amma says mobilize, her people move—fast. And they not only respond more swiftly than most governments,
they maintain a presence long after most everyone else has moved on. For instance, when a tsunami nearly wiped out part of southern India in 2004, Amma and her people responded in a matter of hours, providing food and shelter to thousands, and over the next several years, built or rebuilt more than 6,000 houses. When an earthquake struck Haiti in 2010, Amma and her people were among the first on the scene there as well. And just last month, she and Embracing the World were among the first responders to the Nepal earthquake. “My duty,” Amma has said, “is to console those who are suffering.”
“Amma describes herself as coming to the spiritual path through meditation, hearing and composing sacred texts, and her experience of poverty.”
Not just her duty but everyone’s. According to Hinduism, the suffering of the individual is due to his or her own karma (the results of actions performed in one’s past or past
And what Amma, this 62-year-old daughter of a fishermen (the third child of seven), who as a little girl responded to the intense poverty of her neighbors by bringing them food and clothing from her own home, and who soon began to embrace them as a way to bring them comfort, what this low-caste-born woman has Amma Gurupurnima EVOLVING…IN SANTA FE
lives). Amma may have accepted this concept but she’s also turned it on its head, asking, “If it is one’s karma to suffer, isn’t it our dharma [duty] to help ease his suffering and pain?” But this is all in the realm of the material. For most who’ll be showing up at Buffalo Thunder later this month to get a hug (or two or more) from her, to listen to her talks (where she offers up her take on everything from personal fulfillment to climate change), to sing with her, or merely to be in her presence, Amma’s true gift, her real power, is spiritual. Her connection to the divine. If you are able to align in her divinity, you feel the divine that’s inside you— that’s inside all of us. You can touch your divinity and tap into it, through her. (As for her being a divine being, Amma herself told a New York Times reporter in 2013, “I don’t like it when people say that I have divine powers.”)
Amma giving darshan
a professor of comparative religion at Drew University and author of The Embodiment of Bhakti and editor of South Asian Religions: Tradition and Today. “Unlike many other (but not all) female gurus, she did not undergo a “Amma describes herself as coming to formal spiritual initiation ritual in a lineage; the spiritual path through meditation, hearit can be said that these experiences served ing and composing sacred texts, and her to initiate her into a consciousness of comexperience of poverty,” says Karen Pechilis, passion—which in many ways resembles the story of the Buddha.”
only has she given out close to 40 million hugs (hey, she’s a Libra—Libras like to count), she’s done so while staying rooted to her spot, often for stretches of 17 hours straight and for days in a row (take that, Marina Abramowic). And hugging people with grace and compassion and laughter and heart. And sweetness—Amma likes to dole out Hershey’s kisses with her hugs.
“She physically hugs all people who Amma, adds Pechilis, stands out among come to seek her darshan (seeing and being her fellow female Hindu gurus because she seen by a divine being),” marvels Pechilis. is from a low caste; the vast majority of “Such displays of affection are unusual in female gurus to date have been from the South Asian religious traditions and espeBrahman caste. “Her peer set of female cially for a low-caste person to hug others, gurus usually do not call attention to caste,” and for a woman to hug persons unrelated says Pechilis, “since their spiritual messages to her. While other gurus do emphasize love promote inclusivity, rather than dwelling on in their teachings, Amma puts it into pracdifferences. But Amma has, through discus- tice in a unique way that is universally unsion and video/DVDs on her life story, derstood—through a loving embrace.” pointed out her humble origins, perhaps as An embrace that’s pure and all-loving. an inspiration to those who are also not And chocolatey. born to privilege.”
Nevertheless, Amma opens herself up to —Devon Jackson anyone and everyone. Completely and in a way that should at some point get her into the Guinness Book of World Records. Not
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June 2015 Gemini (May 21 – June 20) Happy birthday Gemini! Gain control of your thoughts and make them work for you! Meditate and visualize what you’d like in life, whether job, relationship, self-esteem, finances— whatever! Project thoughts in a specific direction rather than allowing them to be random. Fulfillment comes fast! Also be gentle with your body. Get a massage, take Epsom salt baths, and use healthy affirmations. Cancer (June 21 – July 22) Like your Gemini friends, this is an extra powerful affirmation time! Prosperity is waiting to fall into your lap if you open your mind to receive. You can have an exciting job offer. You can also heal roots of negative relationship patterns to improve love and kid connections. Meditations are especially deep so dive in and enjoy the bliss!
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22) Venus enters Leo, making you feel extra beautiful and awesome! New relationships start, or current ones get better. You can also magnetize money! Make room for more joy by meditating on family wounds or heartbreaks that create walls. Delve into forgotten areas of your soul, write about them, forgive them, and let them go. You’ll be trusting, serene, and happy!
Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept. 22) Challenge negative thinking! Why give it more attention and time than affirmations? You’re creating your own reality anyway, so take charge of internal world and make it better! Relationships can bring worry right now, so meditate on what positive shifts you’d like. Release past patterns (they aren’t blueprints for the future!) and write a new soul plan for love and joy!
loud with strength! Then create positive solutions in your mind and dwell there. Even if on a budget, spend fun time with friends and enjoy their love. Seek out new forms of soul connection to tap into the riches within.
abundance as well as love and trust. You can receive gifts of money! Honor your body as your temple and treat it well with good food and enough rest, so you’ll have energy for work and play!
Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18) Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21) You’re suspicious when things come too easily, but expect extra success at work. You deserve it, and have struggled spiritually these past two years—open up to your rewards! Relationships heal in terms of trust, money, intimacy, and sexuality. Again—let it all in! It’s also a good time to discipline yourself for better health. You’ll be able to stick with the release of bad habits in terms of food, fitness, relationships, or self-esteem.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21) Make this a great relationship month by releasing resentments caused by unfulfilled expectations. Meditate and write about deep soul needs, so you can discern from shallow desires (or even inherited family issues which keep you attracting trouble!). You’ll know if you need to move on or just reframe your mind and heart. Also, new forms of spirituality re-invigorate your growth. Travel if possible, even if a day trip.
Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22)
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19)
If feeling money, health, or work stress, meditate on the spiritual principle of abundance! Your fears or doubts are not the truth — they just slow the flow. Say “NO!” to limiting thoughts — say it out
Venus and Jupiter combine for a sensuous month! Explore spiritual sexuality, like Tantra or Chinese Taoist practices. Visualization can also bring financial
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Like Capricorn friends, you’ll have a sexy month! Relationships are loving and easy. Someone new feels like from a past life. Current partnerships have joyous renewal. Meditate on finances and career. Visualize changes, listen for guidance, and take action steps. Go over your budget and see what expenses are unnecessary. You’ll feel wealthier from saving!
from your heart’s cravings. Be open to unexpected surprises that bring joy you long for!
Taurus (April 20 – May 20) This is a prosperous and happy time! Have a party or gathering so loved ones can enjoy the serene energy in your home, and you can soak in the vibes of your “spiritual tribe.” Meditate each day to keep soulful feelings flowing in your house, and also at work. You’ll have a calm aura that blesses whichever environment you’re in. If relationships seem tense, ponder being more flexible. Break old patterns that no longer serve both of you.
Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20) Work on healthy boundaries. You can still be loving while setting limits. It could bring up old fears from childhood, but as you do it anyway, you’ll become empowered! Be aware of channeling nervousness into overeating. Devote time each day to your spiritual practice for added soul strength. Workwise, you can get a raise, a new job, or meet a kindred spirit who inspires you.
Aries (March 21 – April 19) Affirmations are a powerful way to cleanse your subconscious and heal old wounds. But beforehand, meditate on unfulfilled desires that swirl in your head causing obsession and resentment. Release them, knowing the Universe will fulfill them in the future as you forgive. Now affirmations can create a new Life Plan
Aluna Michaels is a secondgeneration astrologer and Soul Evolutionist practitioner. She also holds a Masters in Spiritual Counseling and has been teaching and consulting for more than 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 alunamichaels.com
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Heart of the Mother Healing by Gwendolyn Hill Individual spiritual sessions and classes on ascension topics both remotely via teleseminars and in person in Albuquerque, NM. For more information: http://gwendolynhill.com, 505-864-4084, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shane Knox, Psychic Shaman Intuitive Readings, Shamanic Life Coaching by phone or Skype. Schedule now at SHANEKNOX.ME or call 417-866-2248.
Unity Santa Fe is a welcoming Interspiritual Community that offers practical tools for a healthy, prosperous life. Sunday Service at 10:30 am and classes and workshops throughout the week. 505-989-4433 www.UnitySantaFe.org 1212 Unity Way, Santa Fe, NM 87506
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Events JUNE 2 PSYCHIC CALL-IN RADIO With Santa Fe Star Seer, Elissa Heyman on KVSF 105.1, 1st Tuesday every month, 505-424-4550. Weekly on Santafe.com, your psychic horoscope podcast! JUNE 3 HERB WALK Master Herbalist Tomas Enos will lead a group into Santa Fe Ski Basin. Learn about native medicinal and edible plants, when to harvest them, and how to use them. Meet at Milagro Herbs (arrive by 9:55 a.m.). 10 a.m.—12:30 p.m. Cost: $20. Milagro Herbs, 419 Orchard Drive (next to Kakawa Chocolate House on Paseo de Peralta), Santa Fe. Register: 505-820-6321 JUNE 5 OPEN MIC! Why Perform At An Open Mic Night? There's nothing like the thrill of performing in-front of a 'live' audience. You're surrounded by 'like-minded' people that share your passion for your art. Get off the couch and checkout the open mic at ECSL. 7—9 p.m. FREE Contact Paul Dillon for details: 505-629-7706 email@example.com JUNE 6 SACRED BODY ONE Body of Self 1—5 p.m. We are made within our relationships to ourselves, our community, and our living planet. In this workshop we will explore how we each dwell in our bodies, how we experience our sensitivity, our sacredness, and how this relates to the world that we create and live in. With a focus on fostering empathy and compassion through body awareness and practice, we will engage in qigong, creative activities, guided visualization, and solo/partner/group work. This workshop is the first in a three-part series, Our Sacred Bodies, building our personal and collective capacity for ecological leadership through fostering connections between our sensual body, relational human body, and the larger Earth body. Three 4-Hour
Workshops Cost $100 all three or $40 each. To register for all three at the discounted rate please call Kim at 505995-1860 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. JUNE 6 ACCEPTING THE CHALLENGE OF CHANGE: A TRANSFORMATION PLAYSHOP Invite your own inner powers to come out and play with magical storytelling, deep guided meditation, and art. Transformation is calling – Let’s step into it now! Investment in Self: 10 a.m. —4 p.m. $25 Facilitated by Lin Nowicki, RSVP Contact Rev. Gayle for details: 505-629-9633 email@example.com JUNE 6 ONE COMMON UNITY: “FLY BY LIGHT” AND POETRY READING WITH HAWAH Reading and book signing from The Poetry of Yoga at The Ark on Saturday, June 6, 4—6 p.m. FREE. then also offering a screening of his important social film, "Fly by Light" at 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Center for Spiritual Living, 505 Camino de Los Marquez. $10 includes spoken word poetry, the film and Q&A with Director HawaH. www.onecommonunity.org www.SantaFeCSL.org or www.BlueEarthHealing.com JUNE 10 COMMUNICATING LIVING LOVE WORKSHOP 7:30-9:30 p.m. Have you noticed that when you turn to love everything falls into place? Discover keys that MSIA (Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness, www.msia.org) Founder and Spiritual Advisor John-Roger shared with us in his lifetime of work. Facilitated by MSIA Spiritual Director, John Morton $15 for anyone over 17, $8 for ages 13-17, younger children free. Unity Church, 1212 Unity Way, Santa Fe. Contact Ann Folks: 505-984-8069.
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Tias Bones: Tias Little, co-founder of Prajna Yoga, teaching students about anatomy during teacher training.
July 11 SACRED BODY TWO Body of Humanity1—5 p.m. In this workshop we will explore how we bring ourselves to our interpersonal relationships and make the connection to how we are being in relationship to our living world. Through qigong, creative exercises, writing, guided visualization and partner and small group work we will build our ability to feel into and express our relational selves. This workshop is the second in a three-part series, Our Sacred Bodies, building our personal and collective capacity for ecological leadership through fostering connections between our sensual body, relational human body, and the larger Earth body. Three 4-Hour Workshops • Cost $100 all three* or $40 each To register for all three at the discounted rate please call Kim at 505-995-1860 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. JUNE 11-14 A TRADITIONAL VEDANTA SEMINAR BY JAMES SWARTZ Vedanta is “the knowledge that ends the quest for knowledge” and irrevocably removes ignorance of our true nature as whole and complete, 22
actionless awareness. Once this knowledge is assimilated and the self revealed to be yourself, existential suffering ends. James unveils this timeless knowledge with clarity, candor and humor. He has become one of Vedanta’s most powerful teachers. Short talk and book signing at the Ark Book Store June 10th; 4-6 pm. Contact Spencer or Paddy at 808-639-6420 or 808-639-6466 for details. JUNE 12 YOGA SUTRAS UNRAVELED WITH NICOLAI BACHMAN Prajna Yoga, Santa Fe Explore Pantañjali's yoga sutras through lecture, discussion and chanting. Register: 505-988-5248 or prajnayoga.net JUNE 13 PRENATAL BASICS WITH LINDA SPACKMAN Prajna Yoga, Santa Fe An overview of prenatal/postpartum anatomy and physiology, and the benefits and contraindications of yoga. Register: 505-988-5248 or prajnayoga.net
JUNE 14 SELF-DIFFERENTIATION WORKSHOP 1-3:00 pm - Join Martha Creek, certified facilitator of “The Work” by Byron Katie, in this transformational workshop designed for a time of rapid changes. Develop healthy patterns of relationships, boost confidence in responding to life’s challenges and cultivate personal and professional leadership capacities. Love Offering. Unity Santa Fe, 1212 Unity Way. 505-989-4433. JUNE 15 INTRODUCTION TO SOMATORESPIRATORY INTEGRATION (SRI) Learn how simple body awareness exercises can help you be more present, connected and at peace no matter what is going on in your life and body. Call Scher Center for Well Being to reserve your space 505 989-9373. $20 for1½ hr class. JUNE 20 THE PASSION TEST FOR MIDLIFE AND BEYOND 1-4 p.m. with Dr. Kitty Fallon. Living your passions is a daily, lifelong journey. We will identify what matters most, prioritize your Top 5 Passions, and learn strategies for growing your passions. $135 includes The Passion Test and From Sad to Glad e-book. Unity Santa Fe, 1212 Unity Way. 505-989-4433 JUNE 22 WOMEN’S HEALTH Prajna Yoga, Santa Fe Join Linda and Surya in a class to inspire teachers and empower practitioners to support women in all life phases. Register: 505-988-5248 or prajnayoga.net JUNE 25 EXPLORE THE POWER AND WISDOM OF THE ENERGETIC INTELLIGENCES With Dr. Judy Scher, Director of the Scher Center for Well Being. Learn about the invisible forces that impact the way that you perceive, make choices, grow, evolve and heal and the
energy that is needed for an extraordinary life. Open to the public, space is limited, call 505 989-9373 to reserve your seat. JUNE 25 & 26 HOW LONG WILL YOU TELL YOUR STORY ...OR GIVE IT UP! A women's retreat to look at a story or stories that keep us stuck in old patterns, old beliefs, and old judgments. Investment in Self: $50 Friday, June 25 6pm-9pm and Saturday, June 26th, 9 a.m.—4 p.m.; Facilitated by Rev. Gayle Dillon Contact Rev. Gayle for details: 505-629-9633 email@example.com JUNE 26 INTENTIONAL LIVING RETREAT Vitality with Val at Ojo Caliente. 10 a.m.—2 p.m. For more information and to register visit www.VitalityWithVal.us JUNE 27 & 28 LEARN THE ART OF FLOWER ESSENCES Erin Galiger will cover the history and theory, how they are made and work energetically with us, and selection methods. You’ll leave this experiential workshop with your own. All materials provided. 10 a.m.—Noon Cost: $25 Milagro Herbs, 419 Orchard Drive (next to Kakawa Chocolate House on Paseo de Peralta), Santa Fe. Register: 505-820-6321 JUNE 28 TRE® - TENSION RELEASING EXERCISES Innovative method for self-healing and trauma recovery. Santa Fe. Register by 6/20, 45.00. Visit www.traumarecoverycoaching.com for information. JUNE 28 SPIRITUAL HEALING AND PSYCHIC MESSAGE CIRCLE WITH ELISSA HEYMAN Guided meditations, shamanic healing, intuition development. Downtown Santa Fe, 2:30-4:30 p.m.; $55, limited to 7; www.elissaheyman.com, 505-982-3294. EVOLVING…IN SANTA FE
Spiritual Gathering at Everyday Center for Spiritual Living.
JUNE 29 FREE COMMUNITY WELLNESS DINNER WORKSHOP 6:30 p.m. given by the Scher Center for Well Being. Take your health and your life to the next level! Increase your energy and improve your immune system. Go beyond managing pain into thriving. To reserve your space and find out the location call 505 989-9373. AUGUST 15 SACRED BODY THREE Our Body Earth 1—5 p.m. In this workshop we will focus on how our interconnection with the Earth relates to our personal and collective ecological leadership. We will reflect upon our habits, practices and insights as we investigate how we live in relationship to the Earth and how we
are responding to our current ecological crisis. Through qigong, creative exercises, writing, guided visualization and partner and small group work we will develop personal and collective practices and a vision for embodied and compassionate ecological leadership. This workshop is the third in a threepart series, Our Sacred Bodies, building our personal and collective capacity for ecological leadership through fostering connections between our sensual body, relational human body, and the larger Earth body. Three 4-Hour Workshops $100 all three or $40 each To register for all three at the discounted rate please call Kim at 505-995-1860 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Classified BLUE ANGEL CANYON Your next chapter awaits you at Blue Angel Canyon. Idyllically crafted for maximum imaginative applications, this wondrous property features main house, guest casita, and studio. Make this your Dream B&B, yoga, art or writers’ retreat. Embrace the Abiquiu lifestyle and enjoy all that nearby Ghost Ranch has to offer. Bordered by National Forest and close to Abiquiu Lake, hike, photograph or ride to your heart’s content. On 40 acres with Canjilon Creek running the length, bring the horses and kids and make this your family retreat. Constructed with old adobe craftsmanship and in keeping with earth architecture and sacred geometry, Blue Angel Canyon may be your best NM move. MLS # 201402723I $755,000. Beth Stephens ~ Sothebys International Realty, Santa Fe, NM 87501. 505-988-8088; 505-501-3088 23
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