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deafness, attention deficient and hyperactivity disorder and impaired growth, according to studies by Boston University, China’s Jiao Tong University School of Medicine and France’s National Academy of Medicine. The answer is simple: Taking the right kind of iodine in the right dosage can rebalance thyroid function and restore health to the thyroid and the whole body.

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use of zero-nutrient table salt in foods, leads to iodine depletion. Bromine: This toxic chemical overrides iodine’s abilities to nourish the thyroid, adrenal and other hormone-producing glands. A known carcinogen, it is used as an anticaking ingredient found in almost all baked goods, unless the ingredients specifically cite unbromated flour. Iodine-depleted soils: Due to poor farming techniques, iodine and other minerals in soil have declined, so most foods today are devoid of naturally occurring iodine. Proper iodine supplementation with a high-quality product like Natural Awakenings Detoxified Iodine can prevent harm by protecting the thyroid and other endocrine glands and restoring proper hormone production.

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newsbriefs Breakthrough in Natural Skincare


eal’s Yard Remedies is an authentic and ethical health and beauty brand from London. For more than 30 years this family-owned business has been creating award-winning skincare using the beneficial properties of essential oils and herbs. Their new, certified organic moisturizer, Frankincense IntenseTM, recently launched and is a breakthrough in natural skincare. The age-defying blend includes organic and wild-harvested frankincense essential oil; gardenia plant stem cells; and a tri-peptide complex, with antioxidant, skin-nourishing organic baobab oil and strengthening myrrh, to specifically target the signs of aging. Not only is the frankincense oil independently certified organic, but the women of the Samburu tribe in Northern Kenya, who gather the resin, are guaranteed fair trading conditions and a premium that benefits their communities. Neal’s Yard Remedies combines organic frankincense from Kenya with wild-harvested frankincense from Somalia to create their unique blend. Order online at To request a sample, send an email request to See ad in Community Resource Guide, page 30.

HeartFire Womyn Healing


eartFire is a program run through Yraceburu EarthWisdom’s TurtleWomyn New Mexico Moon Lodge. It will be held the second Sunday of each month, from 1 to 4 p.m., beginning November 10, at Buena Vida Physical Therapy & Wellness Center in Las Vegas, NM. The monthly circle provides effective healing and empowerment through traditional Native American practices combined with basic eco-psychology techniques for an amazing form of Earth Healing People®.  Maria Yraceburu, Native American author and master ceremonialist has worked with a wide variety of individuals including youth organizations, groups interested in various healing practices of indigenous origins, the general public, and Native American tribes seeking to re-establish these practices within their scope of cultural and spiritual reclamation. Yraceburu has been traditionally trained to understand functional information for the blending of traditional healing and life affirming ways, with contemporary lifestyles.  Now in Las Vegas, she will use her skills to effectively help women in reclaiming their own power and place within the social structure of common reality.  “We invite women to explore experience and see how ancient ways can fit into contemporary stress reduction,” says Yraceburu.

Awaken Your Divine Self Tour


piritual teachers Swamiji Shanmuga and Amma Adi Sakthi, founders of the nonprofit Ekatvam Foundation, in Singapore, will visit Santa Fe, from 7 to 9 p.m., October 9. The mission of the tour is to uplift, heal and nourish participants with the energies of the Divine Mother. Shanmuga and Sakthi will share transformative spiritual practices, or sadhanas, as well as a combination of talk, music and guided meditation, or satsang, which expands each individual’s consciousness to uncover personal divinity, clear obstacles and illuminate one’s life and soul purpose. Guided and blessed by the spirit of Himalayan spiritual master Sri Mahavatar Babaji, the couple has accepted as their life’s gift a mission to make ancient spiritual sciences accessible to all in a universal way and to help people integrate spirituality into everyday life. They see the Sri Maha Pratyangira Devi as their jivatman, or embodied soul, dedicating their lives to the service of this pure aspect of the Divine Mother. Cost: $25, suggested donation. Location: Santa Fe Soul, 2905 Rodeo Park Dr., E Ste. 3, Santa Fe. For sliding scale opportunities, email For preregistration and more information, visit or call 845-8913065. See ad, page 17.

First Annual Santa Fe Kirtan Fest


irtan is the new wave of participatory music sweeping the nation, and the Railyard Performance Center & Center for Spiritual Living are home to the First Annual Santa Fe Kirtan Fest being held November 1-3. The event, produced by Gen Richards of Blue Earth Healing is our “ to action to come together as a community like never before in sacred, devotional acts of creative expression, especially kirtan.” The Kirtan Fest will feature nationally acclaimed kirtan leader Girish Cruden with yoga and meditation lead by HawaH, who is co-director of the non-profit One Common Unity. Also featured in the festival is Dr. Indu Arora, an Ayurvedic physician from India who teaches Japa/Mala Bead chanting and authentic Indian Yoga, and Kundalini Yoga with live music and Rumi dancing will be offered as well. To top it off, a free screening HawaH’s movie, Fly by Light, will be presented on Saturday, November 2. Twenty percent of proceeds will benefit youth involved in One Common Unity.   More information at Get tickets online with early bird discounts available at Blue Earth Healing, 1045 W. Don Diego Ave., Santa Fe, or by calling For more details, visit See ad, page 13. 505-490-9276. See ad, page 11.   7 natural awakenings October 2013

Concert and Conversation with Peter Buffet


Life Is What You Make It: A Concert and Conversation with Peter Buffett” is being held at 7 p.m. on November 7 at The Lensic in Santa Fe. The event is a multi-media presentation that takes the audience on a journey with musician and philanthropist Peter Buffett from his discovery of the piano, to writing music for commercials and film and then on to how his current philanthropic work with the NoVo Foundation has ultimately influenced his songs and his life. Using his own experiences as an illustration, Buffet discusses how important it is for each person to define his or her own path and ultimately conveys that it’s ones values that shape and define us as individuals. The event is the live companion to Buffett’s recently released book, Life Is What You Make It, which debuted at #4 on the New York Times Best Seller Hardcover Advice list. This event will be a fundraiser for The Academy for the Love of Learning’s Institute for Teachers. Cost: $15 GA; $50 premium seating includes a copy of the book, $10 for public school teachers. Location: 211 W San Francisco St., Santa Fe. For tickets and more details, visit See ad page 6.

Stepping into Your Divinity Workshop


n her popular memoir, Sojourns of the Soul: One Woman’s Journey around the World and into Her Truth, award-winning author Dana Micucci takes readers to seven of the world’s most exotic, sacred destinations—from the Australian Outback to Angkor in Cambodia, Egypt, Tibet, the Yucatan, New Mexico and Peru—to explore their ancient mysteries and esoteric wisdom. Join Dana at The Bishop’s Lodge Ranch Resort & Spa on Saturday, October 19, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., for a dynamic workshop, where she’ll share transformational tools and teachings from these wisdom traditions that will lead to a greater embodiment of your true essence and power and assist you in navigating new directions and changes with self-mastery. “Balance and activate your chakras with meditations, energy work, ritual, shamanic practices and more,” says Micucci. “Come and empower your heart, mind and soul on a journey of inner alchemical transformation!” Dana Micucci has enjoyed a decades-long career as a widely published journalist and author writing about culture, travel and spirituality. For more information, visit Fee: $185. Location: 1297 Bishop’s Lodge Rd., Santa Fe. For details, call 505-983-6377. To register, call 505-819-4023, or email rvasquez@ See Community resource Guide page 30. 8

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Channeling Events


onversations with “All That Is” through Anne Salisbury, PhD, with Greg Meyerhoff Join us for fun and fascinating evenings with Anne Salisbury channeling All That Is. Anne’s spiritual guides are a group of non-physical beings who focus on spiritual growth and provide energy assistance to those in attendance. You may ask questions and receive messages. Conversations with All That Is Oct 8, 7-9 p.m., Santa Fe Soul, Santa Fe Oct 9, 7-9 p.m., Ctr Holistic Health, Alb Oct 10, 6:30-8:30 p.m., OptiMysm, Taos $20 in advance $25 at door. Register at 303-384-0043, Private Sessions (discounted, limited) Oct 7-12 in Santa Fe, Albq, Taos 303-384-0043, “Anne Salisbury is an intuitive who is among the most clear visionaries I have experienced.”
– Norman Shealy, MD, PhD, founding President, American Holistic Medical Assn “Anne Salisbury is one of the most gifted intuitives of our time.” – Stanley Krippner, PhD, past President, Assn for Humanistic Psychology “These conversations with All That Is help us remember who we are.” – Elmer Green, PhD, founder of Clinical Biofeedback Besides channeling for groups, these award-winning authors from Colorado, Anne Salisbury, PhD (psych), MBA & Greg Meyerhoff, help people and businesses find clarity and direction to make decisions with confidence, ease and joy. They tap their intuitive (psychic) abilities to gain answers (in person and by phone). Pick up your signed copy of their #1 Amazon bestseller, The Path of Intuition: Your Guidebook for Life’s Journey at these events. Hear their interviews on Transitions Radio with Alan Hutner & Elizabeth Rose on Sundays from 8-11 a.m., Visit for free articles and downloads of All That Is and for distance learning certification trainings.


What Does the Universal Law ‘Like Attracts Like’ Mean to Your Life? by Cindy Bentley


iving a joyful life is about the choices you make in every moment. Holding higher vibrational energies causes you to increase clarity in your decisionmaking process which allows you to be more successful in obtaining your needs and/ or what you want. Blockages are created by negative energies that have attached to your mental, physical, spiritual, emotional and Etheric energy bodies. These bodies overlap with the soul sitting in the center. Negative attachments not only slow vibrational frequencies but can block connection to Source causing feelings of fear, lack and duality. Fourteen years ago I discovered my gift and mission to assist people in holding higher frequencies by clearing the blockages in their energy fields. By vibrating at higher frequencies, feeling connected to Source, and allowing Divine Order to flow; you create a joyful life with love for yourself and others. Be responsible now to let go of pain and fear and know that your true self is love and joy. The more you practice the easier it gets and the more successful you are in holding higher vibrational frequencies. So, what are you attracting? My mission and gifts have grown over the years as I have learned to hold even higher vibrational frequencies. This allows me to offer Clearings for individuals, groups and for Mother Earth as I am called to sacred areas to transmute negative energies all over the world. Join Cindy Bentley, RN, Energy Practitioner for group clearings from 1 to 4 p.m. on October 26. See workshop listing. Please RSVP: info@ Visit Cindy natural awakenings

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healthbriefs Energy Therapy Supports Wholistic Medicine by Dr. Anne Merkel


nergy Psychology and Energy Medicine are newly accepted fields of scientific study and clinical application, supported by quantum physics. Energy Therapy modalities are utilized in both disciplines and scientists are currently studying why and proving how they work so effectively. To best treat the whole person, a health practitioner may consider partnering with an Energy Therapist or adopting Energy Therapy techniques into a practice. Patients who receive these approaches seem to respond much better to traditional treatments, adjustments and medications. Quite often by clearing the emotional or energetic block that causes a physical condition, the patient recovers with little intervention by the physician. The best way to learn about Energy Therapy is to experience it first-hand as support to build a practice, attract the right staff and patients, overcome personal fears, past traumas, limiting beliefs, self-sabotage, or recurring negative cycles. There are ET training and certification programs for health practitioners available in all forms. Dr. Anne Merkel, Energy Psychologist and student of Energy Medicine and Naturopathy, focuses on body-mind-spirit balance in her private work with individuals and health and wellness practitioners. Learn more at or Expert. See ad page 6.

Conscious Gift Giving for the Holidays


onsumers have a growing awareness of ethical consumerism and want to know what story their money is writing. Do their shopping habits unknowingly support causes they oppose? There are resources for the busy shopper who wants to live out his or her values. But it’s not always simple. `With the variety of products available to shoppers both in stores and online, the options and pitfalls are endless. For the busy web-based shopper The Shop for Change (TheShopForChange. com) is an Etsy-like store that brings together vendors from all over the world in an easily navigated online platform. Sellers are required to ensure the majority of

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profits go to support a disadvantaged person or group, those struggling to access basic human rights. For the shopper looking for a fun and interactive experience, the retail buyers at the BODY Boutique (333 W Cordova Rd., Santa Fe) cultivate a level of integrity in their collection by investing research into meaningful and ethical product lines. The staff is well-versed in each product and able to give an informative tour for the conscious shopper. This holiday season, give your loved ones gifts you know are cruelty-free and respectful of the environment and community. Submitted by the staff at BODY Boutique, located at 333 W Cordova Rd., Santa Fe. For more details, call 505-986-0362 or visit See ad page 3.

Embrace Change as an Adventure by Carolyn Bates


very life is undoubtedly fraught with change. There is a famous plaque that reads, “I Am Not Afraid of Storms, For I Am Learning How to Sail My Ship.” When Louisa May Alcott wrote that well-known verse, she had no idea how many storms she would encounter and conquer. For all living beings the “last storm hasn’t been sailed” because to truly live there will be new experiences and therefore, changes. Thankfully there are tools to assist with the next “adventure”. The following suggestions can help you to better weather the next storm. Affirm and know, “I am all powerful and I can do this!” Settle on a secure “spiritual anchor” immediately. As soon as possible, call this change an “adventure”. Be willing to consider that fear may be greater than the actual storm. Take care of yourself first to enable care of others. Think forward and visualize a brighter future. Examine often, “Are my feelings coming from a place of love or fear?” Make a decision, “As for me, I choose love.” Carolyn Bates is a Certified Professional Life Coach, Intuitive Spiritual Counselor and Life Transitions Coach in Santa Fe, NM. For more information, call 817-988-2398 or visit See ad page 9.

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October is National Spinal Health Month

A healthy spine is more than the basis of good posture—it is a harbinger of sound emotional and physical health, according to practitioners of holistic chiropractic care. Those seeking relief from back pain and other common spine-related conditions might do well to exchange painmasking drugs for more lasting relief from professional adjustments. All chiropractic can be considered alternative medicine, because practitioners do not prescribe drugs or surgery. Instead, these doctors rely on manual therapies such as spinal manipulation to improve function and provide pain relief for conditions ranging from simple sprains and strains to herniated discs and sciatica. Yet, holistic chiropractors go beyond treatment of structural problems, like a misaligned spine, to address root causes. Dr. Wendy Feldman of Life Enhancement Chiropractic, Santa Fe, practices a methodology which includes Network Spinal Analysis (NSA). She is certified at the highest level of NSA and is proficient in the practice of transformational healing modalities such as healing trauma through Sacred Geometry, Vibrational medicine, Kinesiology and Somato Respiratory Integration. She is highly adept at working with evolving states of consciousness, while clearing blocks from the nervous system. Holistic chiropractors typically can suggest complementary measures such as massage, yoga, naturopathy or physical therapy for a more integrated and comprehensive treatment approach. Beyond adjusting the spine, they may also prescribe adjustments to diet, exercise and other lifestyle elements, depending on their understanding of an individual’s optimum path to wellness. Before placing one’s care in someone else’s hands, ask for credentials and seek out reviews from former patients. Good health— and a happy spine—begin with an educated and empowered patient. includes a database of licensed chiropractors, searchable by zip code. 12

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globalbriefs Eco-Power Tower

Meet the World’s Greenest Office Building Even on cloudy days, the photovoltaic-paneled roof of the Bullitt Center, in Seattle, Washington, generates all the electricity the six-story structure requires. Inside, commercial office space is equipped with composting toilets, rainwater showers and a glass-enclosed stairway to encourage climbing exercise over riding the elevator. The Bullitt Foundation, founded in 1952, has focused since the 1990s on helping cities function more like ecosystems. Seattle’s new building not only provides space for eco-conscious tenants, but also functions as a learning center, demonstrating how people and businesses can coexist more in harmony with nature. The Bullitt Center was constructed according to a demanding green building certification program called the Living Building Challenge, which lists zero net use of energy and water among its many requirements. The standards far surpass those of the better-known Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program. Founder Jason McLennan says the challenge is to encourage others to build more enjoyable, sustainable and affordable structures around the world. photo by Nic Lehoux


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Fossil-Fuel Freedom

New York State Could Achieve It by 2050 A new study lays out how New York State’s entire demand for end-use power could be provided by wind (50 percent), solar (38 percent) and geothermal (5 percent), plus wave and tidal energy sources. This ambitious goal could be achieved by 2050, when all conventional fossil fuel generation would be completely phased out. The plan also generates a large net increase in jobs. Mark Jacobson, a co-author of the study and professor of civil and environmental engineering at California’s Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, analyzes how energy technologies impact the atmosphere and how society can transition rapidly to clean and renewable energy sources if we integrate production and energy use in a systems perspective. Robert Howarth, Ph.D., the senior co-author and a professor of ecology and environmental biology at Cornell University, in New York, has been tackling climate change and its consequences since the 1970s. He says, “Many pundits tell us that solar, wind, etc., are great conceptually, but that it will take many decades to start to make these technologies economically feasible.” However, “New York is one of the larger economies in the world, and New York City is the most energy-efficient city in the U.S.”

Pivot Point

Solar Panels Almost Breaking Even At current growth rates, solar energy could be harnessed to produce 10 percent of the world’s electricity by 2020. But the greater benefit of clean solar power relies on first realizing an efficient initial payback for all the energy needed to produce the panels. To make polysilicon, the basic building block of most solar photovoltaic (PV) panels, silica rock must be melted at 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit, using electricity from mostly coal-fired power plants. Stanford University researchers believe that a tipping point when clean electricity from installed solar panels surpasses the energy going into the industry’s continued growth will occur by 2015. As the industry has advanced, it’s required ever less energy and silicon to manufacture and install solar PV panels, along with less wasted silicon, according to Stanford University’s Global Climate & Energy Project. Advances in solar cell efficiency requires fewer panels, and new thin-film solar panels leave out silicon altogether. Source: Sustainable Business News

Course Correction

Climate Science Curriculum Update Millions of young Americans are beginning to learn about climate change and associated science in the classroom. Next Generation Science Standards (, which have been adopted by 26 states and are under consideration by 15 more, teach how and why fossil fuel emissions are a causal factor in overheating the world. The previous federal science teaching standards, published in 1996, avoided the issues of evolution and climate change. Scientists and educators jointly developed the new standards with states’ input to help students distinguish between scientific fact, religious beliefs and political opinion. Source:

Garbage Galore

A Swirling Southern Patch of Plastic Trash The Great Pacific Garbage Patch and North Atlantic Garbage Patch have already been well documented, and the trashy family is growing. The South Pacific Gyre is an accumulation zone of plastic pollution floating off the coast of Chile. Scientists at the 5 Gyres Institute, which tracks plastic pollution in swirling subtropical gyres (vortices), discovered this latest mass of plastic by examining ocean currents. A new study published in the journal Marine Pollution Bulletin marks the first documentation of a defined oceanic garbage patch in the Southern Hemisphere, where sparse research on marine plastic pollution previously existed. View a map and find more information at

Energy Healing Made Easy! by Anne Salisbury and Greg Meyerhoff


block in your energy system can affect you physically, mentally and emotionally. Have you ever noticed how you can get sick more easily when you are stressed out? When energy is blocked it can cause you to feel tired, drained and weak. You can remove energy blocks through meditation, self-hypnosis, hypnotherapy, psychic readings, energy work and even grounding. The choice is yours. You can wait to get sick, or you can help your energy flow as preventative medicine. A healthy choice is to “ground.” This brings about an energy healing in your system. Grounding is natural to your body, and you feel more grounded in natural environments. After a walk in the park or a swim in the ocean you can feel refreshed. Simply putting your bare feet in the grass can ground you. With all of the man-made environments around us it is easy to become ungrounded. You can ground your body by imagining grounding cords, or tubes, that go from the base of your spine and the soles of your feet to the center of the earth. This automatically starts the process of releasing energy blocks from your system. By grounding, you return your body to its natural state of wholeness. Award-winning authors Anne Salisbury, PhD, MBA, and Greg Meyerhoff help people and businesses find clarity and direction so they can make decisions with confidence. They tap their intuitive abilities to gain answers with their clients either in person or by phone. The pair will be in Santa Fe, Albuquerque and Taos from October 7-11 channeling “All That Is,” giving personal sessions, and signing their #1 Amazon best-seller, The Path of Intuition: Your Guidebook for Life’s Journey. For more information, call 303-3840043 or visit and


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Shop with the Planet in Mind

Daily Choices Help Counter Climate Change by Christine MacDonald

Until recently, we’ve been asked to choose between the economy and the environment. Now we’re realizing that the two are closely linked, and that our continued prosperity depends on how well we take care of the natural systems that sustain life—clean air, water, food and an overall healthy environment.


lthough the worst impacts of climate change are still decades away, experts say it’s already a costly problem. In 2012, U.S. taxpayers spent nearly $100 billion—approximately $1,100 apiece—to cover crop losses, flooding, wildfires and other climate-related disasters, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council. That’s more than America spent last year on education or transportation. Given the lack of action on climate change by Congress, more Americans are looking to leverage their purchasing power to make a difference. Yet, as consumers trying to “shop their values” know, it’s often difficult to distinguish the “green” from the “greenwashed”. Natural Awakenings has rounded up some tips that can help.

USDA Organic label say its regulations are not tough enough, Rangan says at least we know what we’re getting. The same is not true of many claims decorating consumer goods, Rangan advises. Plus, producers get away without identifying myriad other controversial practices, she says, including genetically engineered ingredients. To help consumers protect themselves, the Consumer Union and other nonprofit public advocates have made their evaluations easily accessible via cell phones and iPads. The Web-based Good Guide’s evaluations of more than 145,000 food, toys, personal care and household products are at shoppers’ fingertips via an app that scans product barcodes on the spot.

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A number of easy-to-use online tools help us understand the far-flung impacts of a purchase, including on humans and habitats. The Good Guide, for instance, employs chemists, toxicologists, nutritionists, sociologists and environmental lifecycle specialists to evaluate a product’s repercussions on health, environment and society. Sandra Postel, who leads the Global Water Policy Project, has teamed up with the National Geographic Society to devise a personal water footprint calculator. It helps people understand the wider environmental impacts of their lifestyle and purchas-

Urvashi Rangan, Ph.D., who leads the Consumer Safety and Sustainability Group for Consumer Reports and its Greener Choices and Eco-labels online initiatives, says companies take far too many liberties in product labeling. The dearth of standards and consistency across the marketplace has rendered terms like “fresh,” and “free range” meaningless. Also, there’s more wrong than right about the “natural” label put on everything from soymilk to frozen dinners, she says. While critics of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s

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ing choices, and provides options for reducing their footprints and supporting water replenishment efforts. “It takes a per capita average of 2,000 gallons of water each day to keep our U.S. lifestyle afloat,” twice the world average, calculates Postel. The typical hamburger takes 630 gallons of water to produce, for example, while a pair of jeans consumes 2,600 gallons, most of it to grow the necessary cotton. Water is just one of numerous resources overused in the United States, according to author and journalist Danielle Nierenberg, co-founder of Food Tank. “We overbuy food. It goes bad and ends up in landfills,” where it lets off methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, as it decomposes. “We also over-order at restaurants,” observes Nierenberg, whose think tank focuses on the interrelated issues of hunger, obesity and environmental degradation. Overall, the U.S. annually accounts for 34 million tons of food waste. “Part of the problem is we’ve lost home culinary skills,” says Nierenberg, who says we need to rethink how and how much we eat. “We don’t really understand what portions are,” she adds.

Share Instead of Buy

Collaboration characterizes the broader trend in careful consuming that relies on cell phone apps. Sometimes known as the “sharing economy” or “collaborative consumption”, initiatives can range from car and bike shares to neighborly lending of lawn mowers and other tools and sharing homegrown produce. One of the more innovative food-sharing options is Halfsies, in which diners at participating restaurants pay full price for a meal, but receive half of a full portion, effectively donating the cost of the other half to fight hunger. Whatever the product, experts say, the new sharing business model is part of a fundamental shift in how people think about consuming, with the potential to help us reduce our personal carbon footprint and contribute to a more sustainable future. Christine MacDonald is a freelance journalist in Washington, D.C., who specializes in health, science and environmental issues. Learn more at October 2013


The Right Steps Now Can Avert the Worst of It by Christine MacDonald


enowned climate scientist Richard Somerville, Ph.D., uses simple language and sports analogies to help us understand climate change and the risks ahead. A distinguished professor emeritus, researcher at California’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography and author of The Forgiving Air, he likens greenhouse gases to a scandal that’s rocked major league baseball in recent years. “Greenhouse gases are the steroids of the climate system,” he says. Although we can’t link them to any single weather event, we can see them in the statistics at the end of the season, Somerville says. With the bases loaded, “Look out, because Mother Nature bats last.” To explain how we could confront the problem, he turns to another sport, skiing. If we were serious about avoiding a worst-case scenario, we would have


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opted for the “bunny slope” approach, a leisurely descent from the ubiquitous use of climate-changing fossil fuels. Unfortunately, greenhouse gases would have had to peak two years ago and now be in decline in order to take the easy way out. Instead, the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere shot

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past 400 parts per million last May, a level that most scientists agree the planet hasn’t experienced since long before the arrival of modern humans. “Science tells you, you can put Bill McKibben this much carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, but no more,” without changing the planet’s climate too dramatically, Somerville says. “Mother Nature tells you, you cannot wait 50 or 100 years to solve this. You have to do it in five to 10 years. There’s been a general failure to connect the dots.” The bit of good news is that time has not yet completely run out. He and other pioneering thought leaders believe that we can still reverse the dangerous current course. “These next few years are going to tell the tale about the next 10,000 years,” says well-known global environmental activist Bill McKibben, author of Eaarth: Making a Life on a Frances Beinecke Tough New Planet. “We’re not going to stop global warming; it’s too late for that. But we can keep it

from getting as bad as it could possibly get.”

On the Energy Front

McKibben’s grassroots group,, opposes the planned Keystone XL pipeline that, if built, is Sandra Postel expected to transport Canadian tar sands oil across the United States to refineries along the Gulf of Mexico. Increasing fossil fuel infrastructure, he says, is impractical, and we’d be better off investing in clean and renewable energies such as wind, solar and geothermal. It’s a theme also sounded by Frances Beinecke, president of the New York City-based Natural Resources Defense Council and author of Clean Energy Common Sense. With the failure of the U.S. Congress to enact climate legislation, her group, encompassing 1.4 million online members and activists, is pressing the Obama administration to live up to its pledge to regulate the carbon dioxide emitted by power plants. The leading culprits for climate-changing gases, they contribute 40 percent of the country’s carbon emissions. “It’s time to act, and we have to act now,” Beinecke says.

On the Water Front

Sandra Postel agrees. “Water, energy and food production: These things are tightly linked, and all are affected by climate change.” From Los Lunas, New Mexico, she leads the Global Water Policy Project, a group also focused on the climate conundrum, as well as National Geographic’s Change the Course national freshwater conservation and restoration campaign. Competition for water is increasing in several parts of the country, she says, and will only get worse as dry conditions increase demands on groundwater. Endangered sources detailed in her extensive related writings include the Ogallala Aquifer, vital to agricultural operations across much of the Great Plains, and California’s Central Valley, the nation’s fruit and vegetable bowl. In the Colorado River Basin, which provides drinking water to some 30 million people, water demands already exceed the available

supply—and that gap is expected to widen with changes in the region’s climate. In other regions, the problem is too much water from storms, hurricanes and flooding, a trend that Postel and other Dawn Wright experts say will also worsen as the world continues to warm and fuel weather extremes. Beyond the loss of lives and property damage, this “new normal” holds stark implications for communities. “We’ve built our bridges, dams and other infrastructure based on 100-year records of what’s happened in the past,” advises Postel. “In a lot of ways, how we experience climate change is going to be through changes in the water cycle. If the past isn’t a good guide to the future anymore, we’ll have to change our water management.” (See water/readiness by city and state.)

On the Ocean Front

of this century, according to the nonprofit National Academy of Science (NAS), in Washington, D.C. “Thank goodness for the oceans, but they are paying a tremendous price,” says Oceanographer Dawn Wright, Ph.D. She’s chief scientist of Esri, in Redlands, California, that analyzes geographic system relationships, patterns and trends. The higher acidity levels are “taking a toll on shellfish such as oysters, clams and sea urchins, as well as coral reefs, where much aquatic life is spawned,” Wright explains. Climate change may have other devastating impacts on the ocean food chain—and eventually us—that scientists are only beginning to discern. As just one of myriad impacts: Ocean acidification threatens the country’s $3.7 billion annual wild fish and shellfish industry and the $9.6 billion slice of the global tourism business that caters to scuba divers and snorkelers, according to a recent NAS study.

The Way Forward

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The world’s oceans are being transformed by climate change in ways we are only beginning to understand. Since the Industrial Revolution, oceans have absorbed a significant portion of the carbon dioxide generated, experiencing a 30 percent rise in acidity; that’s expected to reach 100 to 150 percent above pre-industrial levels by the end

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“Tell politicians that you care about this. We’ve got to get countering climate change high on the priority list.” ~ Richard Somerville developments in the call to act. Wright, who has advised President Obama’s National Ocean Council, is overseeing her company’s ocean initiative, which includes building an ocean basemap of unparalleled detail. While less than 10 percent of the world’s oceans’ underwater realms are mapped today, Esri is compiling authoritative bathymetric data to build a comprehensive map of the ocean floor. Public and private sector planners, researchers, businesses and nonprofits are already using this map and analysis tools to, among other things, conduct risk assessments and provide greater understanding of how onshore development impacts oceans’ natural systems. Municipalities are also taking action. New York City plans to restore natural buffers to future hurricanes, while Philadelphia and other cities are restoring watersheds, replanting trees in riparian areas, adding rain gardens, laying permeable pavement and revamping roofs and parking lots to reduce stormwater runoff. Investing in such “green infrastructure” is less costly than expanding “grey infrastructure” such as underground sewer systems and water purification plants. Increasingly, local authorities are relocating communities out of flood zones to allow rivers to reclaim wetlands, an effort which also creates new recreation and tourism spots. Floodplains buffer against extreme flooding and drought, plus filter stormwater runoff, removing farm and lawn fertilizers and other chemicals that otherwise enter waterways, creating deoxygenated “dead zones” where aquatic life can’t survive, as exemplified by parts of Lake Erie, Chesapeake Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. “These solutions are unfolding here and there,” Postel notes, while 18

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also remarking that too many locales are rebuilding levees at their peril and allowing people to return to areas that flood repeatedly. “An amount of climate change is already locked in. We will have to adapt, as well as mitigate, simultaneously.” Somerville, who helped write the 2007 assessment by the Nobel Prize-winning International Panel on Climate Change, labels it “baloney” when politicians say there’s not enough time or it’s too expensive to address the problem. “It’s very doable,” he maintains. “First, inform yourself. Second, tell politicians that you care about this. Then raise hell with those who don’t agree. We’ve got to get countering climate change high on the priority list.” McKibben recommends that the country gets serious about putting a price on carbon emissions. Meanwhile, he’s encouraged by the people-powered

“Water, energy and food production: These things are tightly linked, and all are affected by climate change.” ~ Sandra Postel regional successes in blocking fracking, a controversial method of extracting natural gas, and credits grassroots groups for holding the Keystone pipeline project at bay. “We’re cutting it super-close” and need to change the trajectory of climate change, according to McKibben, who says we can still have good lives powered by wind and solar, but will have to learn to live more simply. “I don’t know where it will all end and won’t see it in my lifetime. But if we can stop the combustion of fossil fuels and endless consumption, then there’s some chance for the next generation to figure out what the landing is going to be.” Christine MacDonald is a freelance journalist in Washington, D.C., who specializes in health, science and environmental issues. Learn more at

Northern New Mexico College at El Rito: Sustaining Past, Present and Future by Stephanie J. Montoya


ocated in the heart of the Carson National Forest, it makes sense that Northern New Mexico College’s El Rito Campus would want to preserve its surroundings. “We are really pushing sustainability on this campus,” says director Melissa Velasquez. “We want to sustain not only resources, but land and culture as well.” Environmental science research at El Rito follows the patterns of nature itself. Cycles of natural fuel buildup, fire, flooding and forest reclamation drive the work done in the labs. Northern’s Heritage and Spanish Colonial arts programs at El Rito preserve both culture and resources through the use of local, earth-based materials. The campus’ new E-efficient Kitchen and “Innovation Café” is seeking certification as an official green café by the Green Restaurant Association. While the Innovation Center at El Rito works to meet its goal of becoming a self-sustaining green campus, it continues to act as a state-of-the-art research center, a place for cultural learning and most importantly, a necessary community resource. By integrating the notion of sustainability in nature, education, culture and life, Northern at El Rito will continue to preserve Northern New Mexico’s past, present and future. For the full version of this article, visit


All the Time in the World Transforming Anxiety into Artistry by Marney K. Makridakis


sk American adults if they’re anxious about time and they’ll likely say yes. Our society even deems it expected, acceptable and normal to experience such stress, but is it necessary? It’s helpful to explore what is at the root of our problems with time and why we believe we benefit from worrying and complaining about it. Both are good first steps to releas-

ing ourselves from the drama of getting caught up in and blaming time as a convenient catchall. Which of the following rationales apply to us personally? “If I can complain about being busy, I don’t have to examine other areas in my life.” “My schedule is wrapped up with my self-esteem; being ‘too busy’ means that I’m successful.” “Worrying about time gives me something to talk about.” “I don’t plan things I might enjoy because it can be too demanding or even scary—it just feels easier and safer to be bored.” “Worrying about time is a convenient excuse for not following my dreams.” Once we identify the perceived payoffs from worrying about time, we can see them for what they are: illusions that keep us from living our true potential. Awareness allows us to make a different choice and to partner with time, instead of working against it. Einstein proved that time is subjective, illustrated every time we compare an hour in a dentist’s chair to an hour in the company of a loved one. Time

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behaves and feels differently based on many variables, like emotion, engagement, flow, desire, interest, pain and pleasure. Our perspective counts. With capricious factors dancing around in our every moment, we can see why time isn’t constant. Happily, we can use the relative nature of time to our advantage and choose what our relationship with it will be. Consider that with each instance we choose how we talk about, measure and experience time, we are actually creating a new paradigm of time for ourselves. We can relinquish general views and limitations of time that hinder us and emerge into the possibilities of time as anything but a defined line. It can be a vibrant, completely moldable, layered, multifaceted work of art that we may adapt as we wish, to custom design each and every day. Marney K. Makridakis of Dallas, TX, is the author of Creating Time: Using Creativity to Reinvent the Clock and Reclaim Your Life. She founded Artella magazine, the ARTbundance philosophy and the community.

October 2013



What does it mean to Eat Raw? by Stefanie Zehnder


ou’ve seen the marketing, scanned the magazine headlines, overheard the conversations at the Co-op and now it’s time for you to learn just what raw food means. Spoiler alert—it’s a lot more than rabbit food! The motivation Your culinarily progressive friends have most likely told you that when food is heated, much of the nutritional value is lost. This is because enzymes like amylases, proteases and lipases that aid in digestion of all the other nutrients are destroyed at high temperatures. When on raw diets, many people experience weight loss, boosts in energy levels, enhanced mental clarity, better sleep and clearer skin. Beyond having easy metabolic access to nutrients, raw foodies seek clean sources of food, gravitating to organic foods and avoiding processed, dyed and artificially preserved foods. Not a bad side effect. The definition Simply put, raw food is food that has not been heated over a certain temperature, usually no higher than 108 to 118 degrees, but the temperature varies depending on the source. Within that category is a shocking range of accessible and yummy eating. Beyond raw veggies and fruits, some raw foodies consume


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raw dairy products like raw milk and raw cheese, even raw meats such as sashimi. By learning to soak nuts, sprout grains and ferment food, you will enjoy flavors and textures you thought a raw food diet would miss. Regardless of how you interpret “raw” the surprising news it that the meals are as satisfying and sustaining as they are fresh and good for you. Try it Ready to try it at home? Here’s a fun introduction to raw food to share at your next house party: BODY Cafe’s Raw “Fried” Onion Rings Prep Time: 10 Minutes Serves 4 1 large sweet onion cut into rings First coating: 1 cup ground golden flax seeds 1/2 cup ground cashews 1-2 tsp paprika Himalayan salt and fresh ground pepper to taste Second coating: 4 Tbsp olive oil 2 Tbsp water Himalayan salt to taste

Dip each onion ring into the first coating, then the second coating and again into the first coating. Place coated onion rings on mesh screen and place into dehydrator for 8-14 hours at 108 degrees (or until crispy). If the cost of entry is too high for your kitchen (a dehydrator, food processor, high-speed blender and a little extra time will certainly help), then visit restaurants based on raw food values, such as the BODY Café located at 333 West Cordova in Santa Fe. BODY begins with raw oils and nuts, organic spices and seasonings and sourcing the cleanest produce and meats available and creates adaptable options from that starting point. By curating a thoughtful pantry, BODY offers busy diners a simple solution at meal time. Easy and savory starting points are the Raw Pizza ($14.95) and the Raw Enchilada ($14.95). Whether you’re 100 percent raw or simply incorporating smart values into your omnivorous diet, BODY’s vegan-based menu is easy to customize and crowd pleasing. “Our recipes provide the same great flavors, but transform unhealthy foods into healthy meals,” says BODY owner Lorin Parrish. “They pack in flavor and provide that satisfying crunch to fulfill the tastes you crave in a nutritious, healthful way that is as good for your body as it is for your taste buds. “ Stefanie Zehnder is the marketing coordinator at BODY of Santa Fe and believes in the strength of local and value-based economy. See ad page 3.

Renowned Doctor Norm Shealy Visits Albuquerque by Bill Tinsley


oday we are in such a hurry that it is easy and very tempting to opt for drugs and surgery instead of carefully examining the options that can lead to optimum health. It is also easier for doctors to match symptoms to conventional cures. What is far more difficult is to examine health from the holistic standpoint of body, mind and spirit. Join Dr. C. Norman C. Norman Shealy, MD, PhD, is a neurosurgeon, psyShealy, M.D., PhD, chologist and founding president of the American Holistic medical doctor and Medical Association. For over three decades, he haspractitioner been at holistic for a unique the forefront of alternative medicine and alternative health adventure in inner care. He holds 10 patents for innovative discoveries in mediawakening and cine, has published more than 300 articles, and has authored self-discovery. more than 24 books. He is the co-founder of the American Board of Scientific Medical Intuition, and perhaps the world’s foremost medical expert on medical intuition. I recently got the opportunity to interview Dr. Shealy. During our time together, he discussed diet and exercise; two major health factors in America. His minimum daily recommendation was 30 minutes of physical activity and five servings of fruit and vegetables. He stated the fact that everything is energy and explained many different approaches for getting the body and the mind in harmony with the spirit. This included the relationship between energy and disease,

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Energy Healing Comes of Age A Historic Milestone in Complementary Medicine by Linda Sechrist


s recently as 2010, it would have been unimaginable for an annual medical conference including allopathic physicians to hold a meeting themed Illuminating the Energy Spectrum. Yet it happened at the soldout Institute of Functional Medicine 2013 annual international conference. Workshop topics ranged from bodily energy regulation to presentations by Grand Qigong Master Ou, Wen Wei, the originator of Pangu Shengong, and Medical Anthropologist and Psychologist Alberto Villoldo, Ph.D., whose Four Winds Light Body School offers a two-year program on the luminous light body, also known as a local energy field, aura, life force, qi/chi or prana. The energy medicine practiced by acupuncturists and other health practitioners that offer any one of the 60-plus hands-on and hands-off modalities described in The Encyclopedia of Energy Medicine, by Linnie Thomas, operates on the belief that changes in the body’s life force can affect health and healing. The therapeutic use of any of them begins with an assessment of the body’s electromagnetic field. Then, a treatment specifically designed to correct energy disturbances helps recreate a healthy balance in its multilayered energy field, comprised of pathways, known as meridians, and energy centers (chakras) that correspond to related nerve centers, endocrine glands, internal organ systems and the circulatory system. The objective for energy medicine practitioners is to uncover the root causes of imbalances—often from emotional stress or physical trauma—and harmonize them at a bioenergetic level before aberrations completely solidify and manifest as illness.

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Dover, New Hampshire, has conducted decades of research into the science of bioenergetics—the flow and transformation of energy between living organisms and their environment. He explores the basis of the energetic exchanges that manifest via complementary and alternative therapies in his book, Energy Medicine: The Scientific Basis. According to Oschman, there is now enough high-quality research in leading peer-reviewed biomedical journals to provide energy medicine the credence to transform from a littleknown, alternative healthcare modality into a conventional form of medicine. The progression to more widespread acceptance is similar to that experienced by acupuncture and massage.

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For more than 35 years, pioneers of energy medicine like Barbara Ann Brennan, founder of the Barbara Brennan School of Healing; John F. Thie, founder of Touch for Health; and Donna Eden, founder of Eden Energy Medicine, have delved beyond conventional models of healing to confirm that our sensory experience of the world is as limited as our vocabulary to describe it. New language for new concepts is required, such as: nature’s drive for wholeness, resonance, a new band of frequencies, restructuring DNA, local fields and the non-local field, encoding, entrainment, strings, strands, attunement, evolutionary healing and vibration. Eden, who has had a lifelong ability to make intuitive health assessments later confirmed by medical tests, can look at an individual’s body, see and feel where the energy flow is interrupted, out

of balance or not in harmony, and then work to correct the problem. “Very little of the natural world that human beings evolved in still exists. In addition, our bodies haven’t adapted to modern stressors or the electromagnetic energies associated with technologies that occupy our living and working environments,” says Eden. “Energy medicine is invaluable because anyone can learn how to understand their body as an energy system and how to use techniques to restore energies that have become weak, disturbed or unbalanced.” Her teaching tools include her classic book, Energy Medicine, and Energy Medicine University, which she founded in 2006 in Sausalito, California. In a 2009 talk at the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, Oschman predicted that energy medicine will become prominent in antiaging medicine. “When I review the history of medicine, there are periods in which things stay pretty much the same, and then there are great breakthroughs. I think that with the advent of energy medicine, another milestone is upon us.” Learn more at, the International Society for Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine website. Linda Sechrist is a senior staff writer for Natural Awakenings. Visit ItsAllAbout for the recorded interviews.

Healing Wisdom from Ancient Ways submitted by Barb Culbertson


hree and one half years ago Nikki (the client’s name has been changed to protect privacy) was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer which is an aggressive type of breast cancer. Although the cancer has come back three times since she stopped taking radiation and chemotherapy treatments, her own efforts to change her lifestyle and her willingness to learn self-healing techniques that practitioner Barb Culbertson shares with her, along with Culbertson’s healing skills, allows the cancer to leave her body. Before Nikki arrives Culbertson creates a ceremonial space full of unconditional love that will hold and feed her client’s healing. She cleans the space with sage in the ways of the Ka Ta See people and use sprinkles of tobacco to welcome spirit guides. As Nikki lays on the table, Culb-

ertson cradles her head, acknowledges her spirit and ask permission to do the healing work they are about to begin. Throughout the session Culbertson communicates with the intelligence of Nikki’s body, and the spirit guides present, all working together to create changes and understandings that produce health. The Ka Ta See healing tradition is known to be 50,000 years old is a win-win-win tradition. The client wins. They gain health and wisdom. The practitioner wins by having the honor of contributing their skills to the healing. The disorder wins. In the Ka Ta See tradition disorders are known to bring healing messages for the client. After their job is completed they are glad to leave the body. It is easier now for Nikki to let her Ka Ta See healer know quickly when she senses the inflammation and

tiredness coming back. She doesn’t feel powerless now and that reduces the anxiety caused by the re-occurrences. They work together.  They both keep close watch over the symptoms as they change and eventually go away again.  They’ve learned how to catch the cancer when it has a small momentum which makes it easier to remove from her body.  The prognosis for inflammatory cancer is 18 months from diagnosis. After recently caring for her dying mother for several months she is now exploring what more she might want to do with her life. Barb Culbertson is a practitioner at Santa Fe Soul Health and Healing Center. She is a Shaman in the Ka Ta See Tradition, a Lymph De-Congestion Therapist and Licensed Massage Therapist. She can be reached at or at 919-4528490. For the full version of this article, visit See ad page 9.

Viable Sunflower Farming in New Mexico by Asaera Patricia Coté


olistic, sustainable and ecofriendly are all buzzwords in the new green economy. These words mean nothing unless they actually solve a problem; at least so says local entrepreneur Asaera Coté. She has a problem with a solution she thinks can help a lot of people. Because of her own sensitive skin she started a handcrafted soap company many years ago in the mountains east of Albuquerque. Her soaps have now garnered a loyal national following because of their skin-softening and moisturizing emolliency. The key ingredient to these spa quality soaps is sunflower oil. As someone who strives to act globally responsible, buy locally and leave a minimal manufacturing footprint, Coté imagined a sustainable local source of sunflower oil. After a little

research, she discovered that the entire Estancia Basin was once covered in sunflowers that farmers tilled under for bean and alfalfa production. After a little more digging she discovered there is a migration toward the southwest for sunflower oilseed production. “Why not create a new industry” she thought, “that would help New Mexico’s farmers and create jobs for my local community?” To that end EarthGift Herbals has worked with federal, state, municipal and local rural authorities to analyze natural awakenings

the soil, water, seed and economic conditions necessary for viable sunflower farming and oil seed processing. Though still in the exploratory phases ‘The Sunflower Project’ has gathered together a small community of change agents for a more abundant economy and ecology for New Mexico. The draw of working with the sunflower is its versatility. The sunflower is essentially a zero-waste plant. Given enough imagination, political will and funding many different businesses with subsequent jobs could be established. Cote also reminds us, “Growing sunflowers and having them dot the landscape is a beautification that enlivens the soul.” Asaera Patricia Coté is the owner of EarthGift Herbals. She can be reached at 505-281-8588 or 505-288-2233. See ad page 9. October 2013



The Power of One Julia Butterfly Hill Asks, ‘What’s Your Tree?’ by Judith Fertig


or 738 days, Julia Butterfly Hill lived in the canopy of an ancient redwood tree called Luna to increase awareness of threats to our ancient forests. Her courageous act of civil disobedience gained international attention for California’s redwoods, together with related ecological and social justice issues. When she claimed victory for Luna on December 18, 1999, she was recognized worldwide as both a heroine and powerful voice for the environment. Today, Butterfly Hill’s commitment to such causes continues to inspire people worldwide. She has helped found and launch a host of nonprofit organizations and currently serves as ambassador for the Pollination Project, which awards $1,000 a day to individuals making a positive difference. The impassioned activist is the inspiration for the What’s Your Tree initiative and also leads workshops at eco-villages such as Findhorn, in Scotland, and Damanhur, in Italy. She lives in Belize, where she describes her life as, “Before tree, during tree and after tree.”

What prompted your life shift from being the daughter of a traveling preacher to an environmental activist? Before Tree, when I was 22, I was rear-ended by a drunk driver and spent 10 months recovering. As I got better physically, I realized that my 24

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whole life had been out of balance. I had been working nonstop since graduating from high school—obsessed by my career, worldly success and material things. This pivotal experience woke me to the importance of the moment and doing whatever I can to make a positive impact on the future.

How did you come to climb up a 1,000-plus-year-old redwood tree and stay there for two years? After I recovered from the accident, I went on a road trip to California. There, I volunteered at a reggae festival. That year, the event was dedicated to the protection of ancient forests. I listened and learned from the speakers and activists passionate about educating people on the destructive logging practices of the Maxxam-controlled Pacific Lumber Company. Returning to my place in Arkansas, I sold everything I owned and returned to California to see how I could help. Earth First! was doing tree-sits to call attention to the urgent need to protect ancient trees, and they needed someone to stay in a redwood tree so the loggers couldn’t cut it down; because nobody else volunteered, they had to pick me. On December 10, 1997, I put on the harness and ascended Luna, 180 feet up. What I thought would be three or four weeks in the tree turned into

two years and eight days. I returned to the ground only after the company agreed to protect Luna and the surrounding grove.

What are some of the legacies of your incredible feat? The Luna experience brought international attention to the plight of the last dwindling stands of ancient redwoods. After Tree, I was asked to speak about the issue all over the world. My bestselling book, The Legacy of Luna, has been translated into 11 languages. A follow-up environmental handbook is titled One Makes the Difference. It all inspires concerned citizens to take action in their own communities.

Now, as a yoga enthusiast, vegan, peacemaker and antidisposable activist, how do you stay true to yourself and model the changes you champion? I am committed to living with as much integrity, joy and love as I can. If we want to see something in the world, then we have to live it. Like I learn in yoga, I aim to stretch into my life and breathe and see what opens up, trusting that clarity and growth will emerge in the process. On a personal ecology level, I love swimming in the sea and the sound of the waves rolling over the reef. I love being at home, mixing fresh masa to make tamales and listening to the birds singing as they sway from the palm branches and bougainvillea. These are the moments that make my soul sing.

How has believing in one person’s power to change the world led you to ask, “What’s Your Tree?” Service is core to my being. It gives purpose and joy to my life. The What’s Your Tree project helps people connect with a place of deep purpose that helps guide their lives, choices and actions. Learn more at and Judith Fertig blogs at AlfrescoFood from Overland Park, KS.


TREKKING AS PILGRIMAGE A Literal Path to Personal Growth

by Sarah Todd


or more than a millennium, seekers have made spiritual pilgrimages on the Way of St. James, beginning at their chosen point in Europe, winding westward and ending in the Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela. Today, as portrayed in the 2010 movie, The Way, the core route continues to attract both secular and devout trekkers. It’s fair to say that every pilgrim derives something from the journey, although it’s not always what they expect. Alyssa Machle, a landscape architect in San Francisco, imagined that walking The Way would be a quietly contemplative and solitary experience. Instead, she spent weeks bonding with fellow trekkers: an Ohio schoolteacher trying to decide whether to become a Catholic nun, and a German woman in her 30s unsettled by falling in love with her life partner’s best friend, a war veteran in his 70s. “Inevitably, each person had some internal battle that he or she hoped to resolve,” Machle found. “My own ideological shift was about setting aside preconceived ideas about how I would experience the path, and focusing my energy on the community that I suddenly was part of.”

The diverse goals of the people Machle met on The Way speaks to the power of adventurous treks. From the Bible story of Moses and the Israelites crossing the desert for 40 years to young Fellowship of the Ring members hiking across Middle Earth, we like the idea of walking long distances as a way to get in touch with ourselves—and often with something larger. In America, there are as many trails to hike as there are reasons to do it. For Cheryl Strayed, author of the 2012 bestselling memoir, Wild, hiking the Pacific Crest Trail at age 26 allowed her innate courage to blossom. A rank novice, she took to the trails solo, grieving the early death of her mother, and discovered a new kind of self-reliance. “Every time I heard a sound of unknown origin or felt something horrible cohering in my imagination, I pushed it away,” Strayed relates. “I simply did not let myself become afraid. Fear begets fear. Power begets power. I willed myself to beget power. It wasn’t long before I actually wasn’t afraid.” Other people on such journeys are inspired by their love for the environment, like Zen Buddhist priest and natural awakenings

retired psychotherapist Shodo Spring, leader of this year’s Compassionate Earth Walk, a July-through-October protest of our nation’s dependence on fossil fuels. It has engaged a “moving community” of shared prayers, meditation and yoga along the path of the pending Keystone XL pipeline from Hardisty, Alberta, Canada, to Steele City, Nebraska. Spring emphasizes that the walk is intended to connect participants to the land and the people that live on it. “We’re going to small towns,” she says, “where many residents make their livelihoods from oil. There’s a deep division between such people and our group. But when we listen to each other, that division gets healed.” Activist David Rogner says that longdistance walks don’t just raise awareness of political and social issues—they also give people hope. He spent 25 months walking across the United States in the first coast-to-coast roadside litter program, Pick Up America. “As we walked and picked up trash, we inspired people to believe there could be change,” he says. His trek gave him hope for his own future, too. He now believes, “If you commit your life to the healing and restoration of community and yourself, you are going to be wholly provided for.” Whatever the purpose, there are many scenic long-distance walking trails to choose from. The Pacific Crest Trail, from the U.S.-Mexico border in Southern California to the uppermost reaches of Washington State, offers stunning views of the Sierra Nevada and Cascade mountain ranges. The Appalachian Trail, which winds 2,200 miles between Georgia and Maine, provides 250 shelters and campsites. In Wisconsin, the 1,000-mile Ice Age Trail offers awe-inspiring views of glacial landscapes. Starting in North Carolina, the Mountains-to-Sea trail extends from the Great Smoky Mountains to the crystal-blue waters of the Outer Banks. In Missouri, the Ozark Trail sweeps through mountains, lush valleys and tumbling waterfalls. Plus, overseas trails await, as well. Sarah Todd is a writer and editor in Brooklyn, NY. Connect at Sarah October 2013


calendarofevents TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1 Shakti Night Experience – 7-9pm. A night that will awaken consciousness and transmit Truth! Receive insight and awareness of your True Nature as Divine, awaken to the Oneness of Being, and open to the flow of Universal Love & Truth. Free. Santa Fe Soul Sun Room, 2905 Rodeo Park Drive E, Santa Fe. 505-474-8555.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2 Energy Therapy Live Mastermind Call for Health & Wellness Practitioners. 2-3:15p.m. (1 st & 3 rd Wednesday) Dr. Anne Merkel leads Physicians, Coaches, Therapists, other Practitioners by phone. Monthly series costs $76 for two calls with notes & recordings. Register at or call 877-262-2276.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4 EarthGift Herbals at Idalia Marketplace − 9am2pm. Fri. & Sat. Oct. 4, 5. Christmas in October Event. Idalia Road off Northern in Rio Rancho.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5 EarthGift Herbals at Idalia Marketplace − 9am2pm. See listing Oct. 4. Chinese Medicine approach to Winter Wellness – 1-2pm. David Salgado DOM. Learn how simple remedies can boost your immunity. See how easy it can be integrated into your regimen to help address winter health issues. Free. Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy, 8910 Holly Ave, NE, Albuquerque. 505-796-0387.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6 An Hour with The Ascended Masters − 7pm. October 6, 20, 27. One hour online meditations guided by the Ascended Master Teachers will assist in cleansing and opening chakras, clearing lower thought-form energies, opening your crown chakra to heavenly attunements and anchoring the I-AM Presence within. Free. Oakrose Academy, Santa Fe. Teleconference: 619.326.2772 AC: 7325118#. Contact Rev. AliceAnn at


savethedate Private Channeling & Energy Healing Sessions − Call for times. Oct. 7-12. These award-winning authors Anne Salisbury PhD & Greg Meyerhoff help you break through roadblocks for answers and direction. Anne is a clairvoyant seer, channel of All That Is. Greg clears energy blocks. $150/hr for NM events (normally $300). Santa Fe, Albuquerque, Taos. Reserve: 303-384-0043. Greg@GoIntuition. com. Core Synchronism with Robert Stevens − Levels 4, 5, 6. Oct.7-11, Oct. 14-18, Oct. 21-25. Students will learn how to palpate single wave pulses, correct core currents, and learn specific sequences to correct imbalances within the etheric body model. Students learn to palpate and correct major and minor chakras, correcting the function of fascia, and accessing trauma within the unconsciousness. $350-$400. NMSNT 202 Morningside Dr, SE, Albuquerque. 505-266-5265. 26

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Free Reading and Healing Clinic − 6:30-7:30pm. Experience your spiritual abilities. 6:30 Aura Healings / 6:45 Short talk and teaching of an energy tool / 7:00 Clairvoyant Readings on a question. Free/1st time or $10. Center For Inner Truth, 826 Camino de Monte Rey, A1, Santa Fe. 505-920-4418.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8 Confused About Vaccinations – 12-1pm. Rebecca Phillips DC. Get your questions answered about vaccinations. Learn from Dr Phillips how long they are good for, how safe they are and whether or not you are a good candidate. Free. Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy, 8910 Holly Ave, NE, Albuquerque. 505-796-0387.

savethedate Channeling Event: Conversation with All That Is – 7-9pm. Anne Salisbury, PhD with Greg Meyerhoff. Join award-winning authors of The Path of Intuition for a channeling of All That Is. Questions/ Answers and provide healing energies. $20/advance, $25/door. Santa Fe Soul Sun Room, 2905 Rodeo Park Dr, E, Santa Fe. Register: 303-384-0043. Email Greg@GoIntuition. com/

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9 Autoimmune Coaching & Energy Therapy Support Call − 2-3:15 pm. (2nd Wednesdays) Dr. Anne Merkel leads this monthly workshop with tips on nutrition, life-style, and practical applications of energy therapy by phone to help you to let go of symptoms, potential causes, stress, discomfort of your condition. Notes & recordings provided after each live call. Free. Register at or call 1-877-262-2276.

savethedate Channeling Event: Conversation with All That Is − 7-9pm. Anne Salisbury, PhD with Greg Meyerhoff. Join award-winning authors of The Path of Intuition for a channeling of All That Is. Questions/answers and provide healing energies. $20/ advance, $25/door. Center for Holistic Health, 9412 Indian School Rd NE, Albuquerque. Register: 303384-0043. Email

savethedate Ekatvam Foundation presents Awaken Your Divine Self: Darshan and Meditation − 7-10pm. Experience the powerful love of the Divine Mother and see her within you. The Divine Mother’s energy carried by Amma Adi Sakthi and Swamiji Shanmuga opens doors to higher consciousness, clears obstacles, and protects from negativity. Accompanied with satsang, talk, music and guided meditation. $25 Register at 845-891-3065. Santa Fe Soul Sun Room, 2905 Rodeo Park Dr, E, Santa Fe. 505-4748555.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10 Channeling Event Taos: Conversation with All That Is − 6:30-8:30pm. Anne Salisbury, PhD with Greg Meyerhoff. Join award-winning authors of The Path of Intuition for a channeling of All That Is. Answers/questions and provide healing energies.

$20/advance, $25/door. OptiMysm, 126 W Plaza Dr, Taos. Register: 303-384-0043. Email Greg@ Psychic Circles in Santa Fe – 7-8:45pm. A psychic circle is a place to receive wisdom, healing, and clarity about where you are in life and what you truly want. Learn intuition-accessing & selfhealing techniques, receive personal psychic insights and spiritual healing and share with others. Elissa Heyman, professional medium, healer, and psychic counselor with 35 years experience, will provide insights and methods to manifest your priorities. $45. 227 E, Palace Ave, Santa Fe. RSVP: 505-982-3294.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11 EarthGift Herbals − 9am-2pm. Jewish Community Center Health Fair, 5520 Wyoming Blvd, NE, Albuquerque.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12 AIS Class – 9am-4pm, Oct 12 & 13. The Missing Link to Effective Bodywork: Dave’s Ten-Minute Stretch program with David Lang LMT, MTPT, COMT. David Lang’s AIS program incorporates the ground-breaking work of Aaron Mattes to create an effective bridge from bodywork to client-involvement. Resetting neuro-muscular mechanisms in the client for quicker results. 12 CEs $250 incl. text book and stretching rope. NM Academy of Healing Arts, 501 Franklin Ave., Santa Fe. 505-982-627. www. Evolving the Dynamic Fusion of Masculine-Feminine Leadership – 9am-5pm. Sat. Oct. 12 & Sun. Oct. 13. : With Joyce Anastasia and Mike Two Bears Andrews. This 2-day workshop is an opportunity for men and women to learn to unite in leadership, to move from potential conflict into powerful collaboration. $497 Scholarships available. Santa Fe Soul Sun Room, 2905 Rodeo Park Drive E. 505-474-8555. Intuitive Awareness and Healing Class – 10am12pm. Learn to navigate this energetic world more peacefully through a guided meditation practice utilizing psychic/spiritual tools. Learn grounding, protection, and to how to read and heal energy. Create consciously and manifest more of what you want and need. $140/4wks. Center For Inner Truth, 826 Camino de Monte Rey, A1, Santa Fe. Pre-register 505-920-4418. Elemental Alchemy Class, Taos – 1-5pm. Experiencing imbalance in your life? Learn how to live in perfect balance, peace, and harmony with the world using the hermetic system of the five elements - earth, water, air, fire and spirit. You will diagnose yourself using this system to identify and transmute negative energies in your life, bringing you greater health, wealth, emotional well-being, mental clarity and willpower. $33. Pre-registration required. 505-692-5411. Interlight Mystery School, Taos.

savethedate SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13 Central New Mexico Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure − 6am Race Registration, 7am Survivor Breakfast/10k Chip Time run Start, 7:45am Survivor Line Up for Pink Parade, 8am Pink Parade, 9am 5k Chip Time Run, 9:30am 1 Mile Family Fun Walk. Wilson Stadium at Monzano High School, 12200 Lomas Blvd. NE, Albuquerque. 505-265-4649.

EarthGift Herbals Aromatherapy Soaps − 11am4pm. 2013 Local Food Festival and Field Day. Gutierrez-Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta SW – 3 miles south of Rio Bravo. Come celebrate the Harvest. Healing Fair − 1-5pm. Experience over 30 practitioners of the healing Arts. CSL auditorium, lobby and class room. $15. Santa Fe Center for Spiritual Living, 505 Camino de los Marquez, Santa Fe. 505-982-4389. An Evening with the Ascended Masters – 7-9pm. The earth is in its last phase of transition to 5D and beyond. Rev. AliceAnn Melchizedek, the Ascended Masters of the Spiritual Hierarchy will give a discourse on current events & Ascension progress, lead a guided meditation. Donation of the Heart: $22/ door or via PayPal. Santa Fe. Call 505-660-5278 for directions Or Teleconference call-in number: 619326-2772, AC: 7325118.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15 The New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics 800-Hour Massage Therapy & Natural Therapeutics Program − 9-12pm. The October program is a part-time, one year program that meets M-F from 9am-12pm and educates students in the field of natural therapeutics and massage therapy. Curriculum covers Flower Remedies, Sports Massage, Homeopathy, Polarity, Reflexology and Herbal Medicine . $7,500-$8,000 incl. textbooks, coursework, and a life enriching experience. Flexible payment options available. NMSNT, 202 Morningside Dr, SE, Albuquerque. 505-268-6870.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16 Energy Therapy for Health & Wellness Practitioners Live Training & Support Call − 2-3:15pm. (1st & 3rd Wednesday) Dr. Anne Merkel leads Physicians, Coaches, Therapists, other Practitioners by phone. Monthly series costs $76 for two calls with notes & recordings. Register at http://arielagroup. com/tapshops or call 1-877-262-2276.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18 Pre & Post-Event Sports Massage with Oleg Boumier − 9am-6pm, Oct 18, 19 & 20. What do the Russian Olympic Triathlon Team and the New Mexico Academy of Healing Arts have in common? Oleg presents the most advanced system of sports massage therapy available in the world. Distills decades of Soviet-based scientific studies on the effects of sports massage into an energetic and easy-to follow presentation. $395; 24 CE’s. This stand-alone training is part of a 100 hour Russian Sports Massage Certification Program. NM Academy of Healing Arts, 501 Franklin Ave., 505 982 6271. nmhealingarts.Org. Cranial-Sacral Unwinding with Dr. Don Cornwell, DOM – Fri 6-9pm, Sat.&Sun. 9am-5pm, Oct. 1820. Unwinding is a technique gently following the repositioning of different body parts as they move into postures associated with held trauma. In this class, unwinding is taken beyond working on the musculo-skeletal system to working on the internal organs. Basic palpation skills and Traditional Chinese Medicine theory are taught. 16 CEU’s. $275. NMSNT, 202 Morningside Dr, SE, Albuquerque. 505-268-6870. Warrior of Light Initiation – 6-9pm, Oct.18 &10am-10pm, Oct. 19. Learn to manifest your wishes, protect yourself from the impure influences and agendas of others, call in the support of higher beings, align yourself with the divine will, leave your fears behind and win the battle against your bad habits! $333. Application, approval and pre-registration


he seasons are changing and astrologically another big cosmic push for meaningful authentic change is here. The big news this month is the ongoing Uranus Pluto square that once again will begin to take form October 13th. This tense aspect will build and peak on November 1st, 2013. This current peak is the 4th of 7 that began in 2012 and will end in 2015. The last peak we experienced was May 2013. Uranus, the planet of freedom and authenticity, called the great awakener, is the planet that urges us to question authority, break away from the status quo, and align our outer experience with inner authenticity. Currently Uranus is in the fire sign of Aries, seeking courage and action, but also raises the potential for fear, impatience, frustration, and rage if not handled consciously. Pluto, the planet of transformation, is powerful, compels us to heal our wounds and claim our high destiny; and in the earth sign of Capricorn, seeks inner authority, integrity, and doing great work. When distorted, it can represent the misuse of powers of authority to maintain that authority. Current world events are a reflection of this ongoing square between Uranus and Pluto. From a personal perspective, look at structures or beliefs in place that need adjustment or change. What is trying to “wake up” in you? What is your status quo that has worked in the past but has become limiting? What within you seeks a newer more authentic expression of self? What do you feel your higher purpose is? What fears are holding you back? As this tension builds, listen to your inner voice. It may concern relationships, careers, or belief systems. The natural awakenings

point is that something within you has changed, and now that change needs to find expression. For some, it may be minor adjustments, and for others major. Difficult decisions may be necessary. As I said last month, “More than ever the world that we live in needs fully engaged people living their purpose authentically and joyfully, doing the life work they know they came here to do.” New Moon in Libra On October 4th the new moon in Libra calls for creating more peace and harmony. Determine where life feels out of balance, and feed your soul experiences that relax and restore. Bring more beauty into your life through art or music. Heartfelt honest conversation and emotional give and take with loved ones can bring a new level of understanding and harmony to your relationships. In considering options, be aware of too much indecision. Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in Aries A lunar eclipse is a super charged full moon and signals change, often up to 3 months after. During a full moon, emotions run high. Aries energy seeks courage, action, and independence. Understand any fears and with courage claim your true feelings. Use words wisely and speak your truth if needed. Be aware of the potential for emotional flare-ups, creating frustration or inappropriate expressions of anger that may lead to undesired results. Be Well ~ Be Love Evolutionary Astrologer Deborah Sipple offers in-depth forecasts at For questions, or consultation inquiries, contact dksleo13@ or call 505217-6664. October 2013


required prior to attending. Held by Brennan Murphey, Founder of the Interlight Mystery School in Taos. 505-692-5411. A Weekend with Spiritual Teacher Michael Barnett – 7-9pm, Fri 10/18, Sat. 10/19, 9:30-6pm, Sun. 10/20, 9:30am-5pm. Michael Barnett is a master of energy and emptiness. Through his natural gifts plus half a lifetime’s explorations, he has developed a unique form that includes the conveying of transformative energy through eyes, hands and movement, music and dance, deep silence, fun and laughter, and the dynamic of his simple presence. $250. Academy For The Love of Learning, 133 Seton Village Road, Santa Fe. 505-995-1860. Holy Divine Group Healing − 7-9pm. Dr. Dan Mathews comes to New Mexico twice a year to facilitate Group Healings and individual transformational sessions. Participants have experienced profound physical and emotional healing, and a more expanded awakening to their own unique spiritual gifts. $35 Minimum Love Offering. Santa Fe Soul Sun Room, 2905 Rodeo Park Dr, E, Santa Fe. 505-474-8555. Sita & Friends Kirtan Event − 7:30-9pm. Come join us for an evening of devotional singing and meditative grooves, with popular local artists Sita, Jeff Sussman, and friends. $10. BODY, 333 W Cordova Rd, Santa Fe. 505-986-0362.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19 Vitality with Val − Val’s mission and passion is to educate, empower and inspire people who want to reclaim their lives through health and wellness. Val provides a comprehensive services in bio-individual nutrition, health and life coaching. Ignite your vitality, schedule a session with Val at Santafesoul. com. or Linda Love, Herbalist: Thriving with Fish Oils − 1-2 pm. Discover the many health benefits of fish oils for the heart & cardio system, brain & cognitive function, sports and injury recovery. Sources like cod, salmon, krill will be covered. Free. Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy, 8910 Holly Ave, NE, Albuquerque. 505-796-0387.

savethedate Mastering New-Earth Energies with Ancient Wisdom – 10am - 5 pm. Author and healing practitioner Dana Micucci shares transformational teachings and practices from the world’s wisdom traditions based on her award-winning book, Sojourns of the Soul: One Woman’s Journey around the World and into Her Truth. $185. Bishop’s Lodge Ranch Resort & Spa, 1297 Bishop’s Lodge Rd, Santa Fe. Register: 505-819-4023.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20 An Hour with The Ascended Masters − 7pm. See listing Oct. 6.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 21 Women’s Healing Clinic – 7-8pm. Receive a deep healing on your female energy and issues. Very powerful high vibration healings with communication on the energy read and released. $10/15 minute healing/ reading. Call for Appointment Times. Center For Inner Truth, 826 Camino de Monte Rey, A1, Santa Fe. 505-920-4418.

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listen and trust the wisdom of your body to guide you in your choice of foods that will feed your body and your soul. $25/class. 4 Week series. Santa Fe Center of Light, 13 Via Plaza Nueva, Santa Fe. Dorothy Ireland, 505-467-8336.


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Ethical Communication, LISW, LMT − 5:309:30pm. This workshop will address all forms of communication-verbal, nonverbal, physical, and written and will cover areas of communication such as intake, policies, phone etiquette, boundary setting, confidentiality, working with clients in non-ordinary states of consciousness and rapport building. $90. NMSNT, 202 Morningside Drive SE, Albuquerque. 505-837-2100 ext. 3.

1st Annual Santa Fe Kirtan Fest − Nov. 1-3, 2013, a weekend of Music, Yoga, Film, Sacred Dance & Other Bhakti Forms of Creative Expression featuring Girish, HawaH, Dr. Indu Arora & More! Railyard Performance Center & Center for Spiritual Living. Tickets available online at or Early Bird Special (before October 15, 2013) at Blue Earth Healing, 1045 W. Don Diego Av., Santa Fe. 505-490-9276.



Conscious Movie Night − 7:30pm. Thrive is an unconventional documentary that lifts the veil on what’s really going on in our world by following the money upstream uncovering the global consolidation of power in our lives. Free. Santa Fe Center of Light, 13 Via Plaza Nueva, Santa Fe. Adele Photine 505-467-8336.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26 Attune, Align & Elevate Your Vibrational Frequencies – 1-4pm. An evening with Cindy Bentley, an International Energy Practitioner, Healing Facilitator, and Master Dowser. She will offer DNA Reconnections and Energy Clearings to remove any blockages in your auric fields. $10/advance, $15/ door. 144 Villa Alegre Street. RSVP:

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27 An Hour with The Ascended Masters − 7pm. See listing Oct. 6.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30 Let Go of Stuck Emotions – N-hanced EFT Tapping Live Call − 2-3:15 pm. With Dr. Anne Merkel. Use meridian-based energy therapies including NEAT, EFT tapping, and other modalities to clear grief, despair, loss, obsession, control, and other lung and large intestine emotions. For new & experienced energy therapy & EFT practitioners. Notes & recordings provided. Free. Register at or call 706-374-6460 for more information.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31 Snake Children Fire of Healing Workshop − 10am-5pm. Oct. 31-Nov. 4. Tlish Diyan Healing for Body, Mind & Spirit. The first quintessentially master Ceremonialist combines modern and traditional healing technique and integrates earth and spirit dynamic formulas. $475 includes lunch. Pre-register space limited to 13. Taa-naash-kaa-da Sanctuary, Las Vegas, NM. Psychic Circles in Santa Fe – 7-8:45pm. A psychic circle is a place to receive wisdom, healing, and clarity about where you are in life and what you truly want. Learn intuition-accessing & selfhealing techniques, receive personal psychic insights and spiritual healing and share with others. Elissa Heyman, professional medium, healer, and psychic counselor with 35 years experience, will provide insights and methods to manifest your priorities. $45. 227 E, Palace Ave, Santa Fe. RSVP: 505-982-3294.

“The Celebration” Presents: Finding Joy! − 10am-4pm. A workshop conducted by Shaman Ross Bishop. This workshop will present Effective Spiritual & Mental Tools that lead to more happiness, greater peace, & more satisfying relationships. $50 (a light lunch is included). Santa Fe Soul, 2905 Rodeo Park Dr, E., Bldg.#3, Santa Fe. For more information contact George Cohen 505-438-2649.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8 Write Your Book in a Weekend: Writing Retreat – 7am-6:30pm, Nov. 8-10. Join the thousands who have already experienced guidance from legendary writing coach and book whisperer Tom Bird at BODY of Santa Fe. An amazing opportunity to unleash your soul self with Tom Bird, considered by elite editors to be “simply the finest writing instructor in the world” $1095. BODY, 333 W Cordova Rd, Santa Fe. 505-986-0362.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10 Turtlewomyn NM Moonlodge: Heartfire Womyn’s 2014 Healing: The Path of Beauty − 1-5pm. $35. This meeting includes a discussion of reciprocal maintenance, conscious work, medicine contracts, and an examination of both personal and archetypal space. Buena Vida Physical Therapy & Wellness Center, Las Vegas, NM.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 14 Otter Gathering Spirit Workshop – Nov. 14-18, 2013; 10am-5pm daily. This moving workshop from diiyin Maria Yraceburu celebrates the human capabilities to facilitate earth magic. $475 includes lunch. Taa-naash-kaa-da Sanctuary, Las Vegas, NM. Pre-register

savethedate SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16 Energy Medicine: Practical Applications And Scientific Proof With Dr. C. Norman Shealy, MD, PHD – 9:30am-4:30pm. Registration tables open at 9am. Tuition: Pre-registered/At door $84/$94. A.R.E. Member/ Senior $74/$84. Bring a friend & save $5 ea. Use code FE13std FE131101– Albuquerque, NM - 11/16/2013. To ensure preregistration discount, your registration must be received 48 hrs. before the program. For information & registration call: A.R.E. Headquarters, 800-333-4499 or Wanda Barrows 505-890-0878. Unity Spiritual Center, 9800 Candelaria Rd NE, Albuquerque.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30 Body wisdom Residential Internship – Nov. 30 - Dec. 6. Body Wellness through Body Awareness,

Residency Retreat This remarkable internship profiles the modality and magic of the Gypsy Healers, like Juliette de Bairclai Levy, who codified the healing of life since before the Buddha, and carried this simple knowledge with them during the centuries of exile. $1,255 includes lodging, meals & materials. Space limited to 4. Taa-naash-kaa-da Sanctuary, Las Vegas, NM. Pre-register

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7 Star Stories with Native American Da’igoti, Maria Yraceburu − 6-9pm. Even though concepts of StarSeed Lineages might be new, many have dreamed and heard stories of fantasy relations to Beings from Another Place and Time. YEW fundraiser $75/all ages. Native American Cuisine Banquet. Taa-naashkaa-da Sanctuary, Las Vegas, NM. Pre-register Space limited to 24.

sunday Transitions Radio Magazine (TRM) − 8-11am. 98.1 FM, Radio Free Santa Fe, live streamed and archived at Music for life & features for a changing world. Free. Mystical Sunday Service − 9:30am. Experience the spiritual potency of a Mystical Christian Sunday service. Santa Fe Center of Light, 13 Via Plaza Nueva, Santa Fe. Adele Photine 505-467-8336. Healing and Meditation Service − 10-11am. Reestablish your spiritual sanctuary. Free. 2nd & 4th Sunday. Center For Inner Truth, 826 Camino de Monte Rey, A1, Santa Fe. 505-920-4418.

monday Spirit Dancing – 7-9pm. Build your core strength, stretch and tone with Dee Martinez. Donation. Santa Fe Soul Sun Room, 2905 Rodeo Park Drive E, Santa Fe. 505-474-8555. Interlight Circle Taos- 6:30-8:30pm. Using qi gong, deep breath toning, guided meditations and other potent spiritual techniques, Teacher and adept Brennan Murphey will guide you into deep contact with your higher self. Free. Please call or text message to RSVP and for directions. Interlight Mystery School - Taos, NM. interlightmysteryschool. com 505-692-5411.

tuesday Free Meditation Group − 5:30-6:30pm. Gathering of the Sai Maa New Mexico Community with guided meditation, Light Blessings, (Sai Maa Diksha), chanting, sharing the teachings of her Holiness Sai Maa and Humanity In Unity. Sai Maa is a spiritual master healer and global humanitarian. Santa Fe Soul Sun Room, 2905 Rodeo Park Dr, E, Santa Fe. 505-474-8555. EarthGift Herbals Aromatherapy Soaps − 7am-1pm thru Oct. 26. Uptown Farmer’s Market Tuesdays at 1200 block Central Ave, Albuquerque near Presbyterian Hospital. 3-7pm. thru Oct. 26. NE Farmers and Artisans Market Tuesdays at The Academy, Wyoming & Academy NE Albuquerque. Entrance at Burlison NE. For special order call 505-288-2233.

classifieds COACHING HORSE INSPIRED LIFE COACHING WITH OUR HEALING HERD – You will be guided by our horse and human coaches on a unique journey to connect with your inner source of strength and spirit. Explore your inner landscape and discover what changes are needed to create a life of abundance and peace. No Horse Experience Necessary! $145. Healing Through Horses, 21074A Hwy#84, Abiquiu, NM. 505- 685-0596. HORSE INSPIRED LIFE COACHING WITH YOUR HORSE AT YOUR HOME – Do you feel a special connection with your horse and would like to enhance your relationship and discover your true calling in life? Learn while partnering with your own horse as your guide. Two 2 hour horse inspired coaching sessions with your own horse. $395 for 3 months of personal coaching with your horse plus 10% off any future retreats you attend at Healing Through Horses. 505- 685-0596. Judy@ PERSONAL COACHING IN THE PRIVACY OF YOUR HOME – I will travel to your home where we will begin your personal journey as you open your heart and mind and allow yourself to learn about your hidden gifts and talents! Receive proven and effective personal coaching methods to support your journey, email support between coaching sessions as you discover your inner brilliance! Three 3 hr personal coaching sessions per month in the comfort of your home. $350. 505- 685-0596.

INTUITIVE SPIRITUAL READINGS INTUITIVE SPIRITUAL READINGS – Provide you with guidance regarding your life purpose as well as the spiritual empowerment information appropriate for this stage of your journey. Intuitive Spiritual tools may include Tarot, Angel Cards and/ or Pendulum. Call or email today to schedule an hour long “in person” or telephone session. Carolyn Bates: Certified Life Coach; Life Transitions Coach; and Intuitive Spiritual Counselor. 817-988-2398 or

MASSAGE THERAPEUTIC AND RELAXING MASSAGE – Paul Borisenko specializes in Classic Swedish and Russian Clinical Sports techniques. Added treatments include Reflexology and facial massage. His services extend to the needs of the homebound and geriatric clients. Paul uses only top shelf organic lotions and natural Asian/Ayurvedic tinctures and products. On location and by appointments. Santa Fe. 312-3887285.

RETREATS PRIVATE HALF AND FULL DAY RETREATS FOR WOMEN WITH HORSES − Held in a serene and private setting, experience how our incredible herd of horses will assist in your personal healing. Create the life you deserve, embrace new levels of personal freedom. No Horse Experience Necessary! Dates available to fit into your personal schedule. Healing Through Horses, 21074A Hwy#84, Abiquiu, NM. 505- 685- 0596. Judy@

YOGA GENTLE SLOW STRETCH YOGA − Suzanne Hruschka, LMT #2232. Tijeras, NM. 505-286-1887.

Introduction to Christian Mysticism and Meditation − 7:30pm. Six wk introductory course designed for modern mystics. Includes teachings on the Inner Spiritual Path, Meditation, Soul, Light, Prayer and Blessing. $90/6wk program. Santa Fe Center of Light, 13 Via Plaza Nueva, Santa Fe. Adele Photine 505-467-8336.

through inner limitations, deepen your spiritual connection. $20. Santa Fe Soul Sun Room, 2905 Rodeo Park Drive E, Santa Fe. 505-474-8555.


Healing and Meditation Series − 7:30pm. Wakeup to your life, increase your vital force and open to the deep peace and wisdom that is within you; move through stagnant self-protection patterns.. $80/5 week series. Santa Fe Center of Light, 13 Via Plaza Nueva, Santa Fe. Adele Photine 505467-8336. www.santafe.

Qigong & Healing from Within − 10:30am-12pm. Taoist, Yogic & Shamanic practices. Cultivate vitality, inner strength & awareness. Includes qigong, restorative yoga, energy & sound healing, breathwork and meditation. $12.1st class free. Allison Lasky. Santa Fe Soul, 2905 Rodeo Park Drive East, Bldg. 3, Santa Fe. 505-984-8733.  EarthGift Herbals Aromatherapy Soaps – 3-6:30pm. Thru Oct. 23. Cedar Crest Farmer’s Market N Hwy 14 Mountain Christian Church Parking Lot, N of the Triangle. For special order call 505-288-2233. Mindfulness Meditations – 6:30-7:30pm. Use conscious breathing techniques, guided meditation, and tools to release energy. $10. Center For Inner Truth, 826 Camino de Monte Rey, A1, Santa Fe, Pre-register 505-920-4418. Clearing, Counseling & Higher Support − 6:308:30pm. Fast-track growth with Max Highstein. Break


Experience the Oneness Awakening Phenomenon − 7:30pm. Receive the grace of Oneness Awakened Deeksha which leads to ending your experience of the conflicted mind. Donation. Margo Baldwin. Santa Fe Soul Sun Room, 2905 Rodeo Park Dr E, Santa Fe. 505-474-8555.

saturday EarthGift Herbals Aromatherapy Soaps − 7am12pm. Thru Oct. 29. Uptown Farmer’s Market at NE corner of ABQ Uptown, Uptown Loop, Albuquerque, across from Trader Joe’s. For special order call 505-288-2233.


CAROLYN RUTH BATES, CONSULTING Santa Fe, NM 87507 817-988-2398 What is your LIFE PURPOSE? Together we will find your true passion as we discover unchanneled strengths and talents. I will assist you in working through changes that may be blocking progress.


Channeling: Ascended Masters: Serapis Bey, Hilarion & Kuthumi Santa Fe, NM 505-660-5278 weekdays 11 AM – 2 PM. The Ascended Masters and the Spiritual Hierarchy of Earth help, guide and foster humanities upward path to Oneness. As Teacher, healer, priest, Rev. AliceAnn can help you find your Spiritual Direction in life and help you make the transition to transcendence. See ad on page 12.

HEALING Dana Micucci

575-758-8504 Heal physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual trauma throughout all timelines with shamanic soul retrievals and Reconnective Healing. Reconnect to the planetary grid, your multidimensional aspects and dormant DNA strands with the Reconnection.


Brennan Murphey, Adept & Teacher 505-692-5411 Learn ancient rituals of protection and the secrets of self-mastery to raise your vibration. Overcome whatever is holding you back from achieving your highest potential in life. 30

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