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Well, 2012 has arrived, and although the ending of the Mayan calendar does not happen until December 21, 2012, people worldwide are setting the stage for a new chapter in history. At the writing of this piece I had just read Alan Cohen’s, “What You Make of It” and must say, it was quite inspiring and prophetic. In the article, Alan gives several analogies or different scenarios of what we can do with all the hoop-la that is being generated. It’s a great read. So, is 2012 really about the “ending of the world”? Or is it about us and our relationship with others and Mother Earth? One thought that has many supporters is that Mother Earth is actually going through a cleansing cycle…a realignment if you will. This however, is nothing new. The Earth has had many “cleansing” periods and like humanity, an experience of change. 2012 is not about devastation, political upheaval, earthquakes, tsunamis and what the movie makers try to instill in the masses…fear.

To: In Light Times Mail c/o In Light Times Las Vegas, NV . Dear Editor, I was so excited to read your December issue. I just returned to Las Vegas and have missed it the last three years. I must say, it was so full of interesting articles that made me think a little differently. I am so glad you are still around, what with this economy. Anyway, I just wanted to wish you a blessed and prosperous 2012. Ron B. Las Vegas, NV Dear Ron, Thank you for your comments. It’s alway nice to “feel good” with letters like yours. I do believe that 2012 has so much to offer us in growth on all levels…prosperity, clarity, health, and life in general. Enjoy 2012; release any trepidation of events to come and remember, you will be exactly where you are meant to be. Happy New Year and a wonderful experience. Many blessings, Michelene In Light Times Las Vegas, NV

The year 2012 is about change. As the energy upon the Earth escalates, so do the opportunities for us to create a new stage in which we can take a major role in our “future”. We do have the choice to “play the game” and remain in the drama; or, we can decide to alter the outcome of the movie’s ending. My dear friends, we are not helpless in this coming Age of Aquarius; the age of peace. It is time to embrace what good there is in the world. What good there is within us. I implore all who reads the In Light Times, please see the beauty of this year and all that it brings. Look upon 2012 as our opportunity to rise above the doomsayers predictions and say, “no thank you, we send you love, light, peace and joy”. I believe that 2012 is a new chapter in the book of living and has yet to be written. It’s all in the perception of what our minds see, believe, and respond to. What will you act upon? Where will you come from … love or fear? May 2012 bring us to the stage of great opportunities where change will fill our world with peace, love and trust in the Source of great possibilities. I wish each and everyone a very fruitful and happy 2012. Celebrate the new beginning of a new world. Blessings my friends, In Love & Light,

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Dear Editor: Your December issue was amazing. When I read the article on Himalayan Crystal Salt I really got excited. My doctor has put me on a low salt intake after all these years of using salt to cook with and adding it to the cooked food as well. After reading the article, there was an excitement about being able to use a healthy form of salt; one that balances the body and is actually good for you. I can hardly wait to get my order, which should come shortly. Thank you for giving us such great and informative articles. Sincerely yours, an avidid reader and follower,

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Dear Ginny Mae, I too was so excited to find the Himalayan Crystal Salt article. Just think, a healthy salt that is 250 million years old and also one of the purest elements on Earth. Just remember, even though the salt is healthy and helps balance the body, it is still salt and must not be extreme in usage. As with everything we ingest, there still needs to be moderation. Enjoy the rest of the article in this issue.

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Dear Readers. Happy New Year! This year, 2012 will be a life-altering event. It is important that we all stay grounded in love and not fear. Although it may be a rocky time ahead, we can make a difference in the strength of the impact on the global stage. So, as 2012 arrives, envision the Golden Light of Peace, Love and harmony. Whatever is in your heart will be displayed to the Earth and those who inhabit her. In Love & Light, Michelene In Light Times

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Setting Boundaries We all set boundaries; it is just that some of our boundaries aren’t for the best. It is the unique blend of the inner workings of a person’s mind and feelings that determine whether they set boundaries to benefit their Heart or their Ego. Believe it or not, failing to set a boundary creates a boundary. It may keep your heart from having a space to express, but it is still a boundary. This non-active boundary setting happens when your mind and feelings come to the conclusion that the other person has more rights than you do. In those situations, your mind and feelings unfortunately decide it is best to let the other person’s boundary be yours. Then there are the times you believe you are standing up for yourself and setting boundaries for your rights, when you are really just supporting your ego. Whether boundaries serve your Heart or your Ego can only be determined by how well you seek out the origin of your feelings and thinking. If your mind has set a boundary to make your feelings feel safe, then you are standing up for your fearful Ego rather than creating a space for the expression of your spiritual Heart. Sometimes fears are either so quiet or are so covered by recent feelings that the origin of your choice gets hidden.

We all set boundaries; it is just that some of our boundaries aren’t for the best.

To ensure that your boundary choices are motivated by your Heart, you will need to take time to release any hidden emotions. This act will create a clear space in which you can love the Heart. This gives the inner workings of your mind and feelings a positive choice around which to set boundaries. When your mind is given love as its emotional connection, you will set boundaries to block out all egos (yours and theirs). This opens a pathway for your spiritual Heart to access the physical world of manifestation. After experiencing love in action, you will discover that love and wisdom partner much better than fear and determination. Let me share a personal experience that I remembered while meditating on this article. When I first moved to Atlanta, my husband and I made friends with another couple. Both of us couples divorced about the same time. I went to work for our male friend, while his ex and mine went their separate ways. The male friend, whom I will call Jerry, became engaged. His new fiancée was extremely jealous of the friendship Jerry and I shared. The long and the short of it was that Jerry let his fiancée set the boundaries around our friendship. This meant we were not to have one. But rather than let his boundaries around our friendship become my boundaries around the heart energy of friendship, I released my anger and hurt so that I could love friendship. By changing the inner workings of my feelings and mind, new boundaries came into place and my manifestations changed. It was during that time of my life that I made more friends than I had made in years. But those friendships had new meanings and were structured by new boundaries. Jerry’s boundaries started with fear of his fiancée and shut out the heart energy of friendship. So one year after their marriage they divorced. The fiancée could have expanded her friendship by including me. But instead she set boundaries to make it smaller. Boundaries for the Heart provide for the love of different heart qualities to expand in your life. Boundaries based on non-heartful feelings shrink the Heart. The choice is yours. Jackie Woods, founder of Adawehi (Ah-dah-way-hee) Institute Healing School and Wellness Center, is a published author and an expert in the field of self-actualization. Visit www.JackieWoods.org. PAGE 6 • january, 2012 • IN LIGHT TIMES

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A dozen different movies are playing under one roof of the multiplex of life, and you sit in the theater that matches the ticket you paid for. 2 0 1 2 i s h e re . F i n a l l y. A f t e r m a n y years of anticipation, sensationalism, foreboding, titillation, and wild prophecies, we’ve reached the end of the Mayan calendar. The era of momentous astrological configurations. World upheaval. Apocalyptic destruction. Dissolution of the world as we know it. Mass landings of UFOs. The spiritual ascension of humanity. The dawn of a new age. And on and on and on. Prophets, authors, soothsayers, shamans, and Hollywood have had a field day predicting, explaining, and dramatizing the events to come. Will this year be a turning point in human history? Massive suffering leading to spiritual resurrection? The annihilation of evil and the restoration of virtue? The second coming of Christ? A redux of the Y2K dud? Just another year? I have a prediction in which I am quite confident: 2012 will be what you make of it. Your whole life is what you make of it, and 2012 is no exception. Your thoughts, feelings, attitude, words, and actions will determine your experience and the events you attract. What you want and expect to happen will happen. If you are immersed in the Hollywood

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What You Make of It terror version of 2012, watch out. If you value the upliftment of humanity, transformation will ensue. If you expect just another y e a r, s o it will be. Your pen is scribing the novel of your world. What will you write?

stay where you have been sitting, but you can move if you want. Every reality is self-reinforcing, insisting that you keep playing by the rules it dictates.

The universe is brimming with infinite parallel realities. All events and experiences that have ever existed, do exist, will ever exist or could exist, already exist.

The universe is brimming with infinite parallel realities. All events and experiences that have ever existed, do exist, will exist, or could exist, already exist. In one reality, the 2012 Earth will be blown to smithereens. In another, the planet will be transfigured to heaven. In another, it will be the same ole’ same ole’. A dozen different movies are playing under one roof of the multiplex of life, and you sit in the theater that matches the ticket you paid for. In one room a love story is unfolding. In another, social and political drama keeps viewers on the edge of their seats. In another, bombs are exploding and the walls are shaking. One theater, many shows.

But the rules change from reality to reality. If you have the guts to change theaters, everything changes with you. A Course in Miracles reminds us, “I am under no laws but God’s.”

The Course offers a profound prophecy about how the world will end. “The world will end in an illusion, as it began. Yet will its ending be an illusion of mercy. The illusion of forgiveness, complete, excluding no one, limitless in gentleness, will cover it, hiding all evil, concealing all sin and ending guilt forever. … The world will end in joy, because it is a place of sorrow. … The world will end in peace, because it is a place of war. … The world will end in laughter, because it is a place of tears.” Werner Erhard noted that the world is coming to an end would be the best thing that could happen, because the world as we know it has not been Continued On Page 25 *

Just as in the multiplex, you are free to exit one theater and enter another. If you’re tired of the terrorist movie, you can watch a romance instead. If you’ve had it with drama, you can pick a comedy. If the horror movie gets too dark, try a kid’s feature. The theater manager will tell you that you have to

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Enlightening Views By Dr. Carmen Harra, Ph.D.

(excerpt from Wholeliness; Embracing the Sacred Unity That Heals Our World) EDITORIAL NOTE:

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These predictions were made in May, 2011 In the last six billion years or so, every planet and satellite in our system has made a certain number of rotations, all to reach a perfect alignment. And this alignment will happen on December 21, 2012. This is the phenomenon that the Mayans so precisely calculated. It is also the reason we’ve seen more and more energy in our solar system, which has caused the planets to appear brighter, lighter, and warmer. In addition to affecting our solar system, this energy, because it’s so alive and intelligent, has entered our bodies. It activates our DNA and enlightens our minds, thereby spurring us to take a step forward. Yet it escalates tensions on a large scale in the political, economic, religious, and social worlds as well. Our perception is expanding, and we are beginning to comprehend that time is more than a three-dimensional idea now that we have an awareness of the parallel reality that exists beyond our universe. Thus, there is another element of time. Einstein established the notion of the space-time continuum, but we’ll soon discover that we can actually move through the three dimensions of time: the astral space, the dream space, and the paranormal space. Our own planet is also raising its vibration, and this will be a liberation. In its movement through the galaxy, Earth is entering a great field of vibration that will change human DNA, allowing us to have incredibly long life spans. During this time, we will finally understand the necessity of honoring life and the Divine. The moment humanity reaches unity with Spirit will be the moment we witness true reality. The world around us will take on new meaning and new importance. We’re entering a golden age in which the cosmic cycle of darkness is definitively ending because we’re making contact with Spirit. Because humanity will embrace wholeliness, the following predictions are based on how this will influence life on Earth: • December 21, 2012, will not be a doomsday or the end of the world; however, we are headed toward great suffering and climate changes if we don’t break out of our denial and begin to raise our consciousness. We must change the course of human history. The date of the winter solstice in the year 2012, the end of the Mayan calendar, has the energy of 11 (1 + 2 + 2 + 1 + 2 + 0 + 1 + 2 =11), which, according to numerology, is the number of enlightenment. This is the official

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beginning of a new era in the human experience, of raised consciousness, as we evolve into beings with greater awareness and understanding of our Divine nature. In connection with this, the satellites surrounding the Earth will be affected during 2012, indirectly speeding up the process of change in financial institutions. Because the satellites will become temporarily unavailable, people will scramble to create alternatives to the systems that have been automatically regulated by those satellites. As we approach the end of the Mayan calendar, things will become more challenging. Both 2011 and 2012 will be years of awakening, as we start to realize just how serious our situation is. World leaders will begin to come together to imagine new economic systems and ways of dealing with climate change and natural disasters.

Acting as separate nations, we cannot hope to fix the problem. Almost every place in the world is experiencing financial collapse, meaning that we’re all in this together. Therefore, we must rectify the economy together. We’ve been looking at the matter ethnocentrically, but our approach needs to shift to a global one. Only by developing one international financial system will the economy become whole and healed. Money will no longer be the root of all evil. • The world may go through a state of chaos, which is necessary for progress, but this won’t last for very long. In particular, we will witness intense, natural commotions in our universe: There will be increased cosmic radiation, more earthquakes and volcanic eruptions scattered

In the last six billion years or so, every planet and satellite in our system has made a certain number of rotations, all to reach a perfect alignment. And this alignment will happen on December 21, 2012. Even further in the future, the world will have but one form of leadership governing every part of the globe. • In the years to come, the numerous monetary systems all over the world will be condensed into one. We’ll find new ways to be reimbursed for our labor, pay for goods, and so on. We will come to the realization that paper money needs to be replaced with a more efficient alternative—thus, we will develop electronic currency. In addition, the countless banks that exist today will converge into one single bank that spans across the globe. As always, one system must die out to give birth to a more improved one. • We’ll finally see our economy and financial markets are not improving because the issues are much deeper than we can imagine. The European economy will deteriorate first, aggravating the global economy. The rate of unemployment will increase, and, interestingly, many people will begin to work from their homes via the Internet.

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around the globe, and a spike in solar activity. The activity of Schumann resonances (electromagnetic waves in the atmosphere) will peak, making it seem as if physical time is moving faster than it really is. More floods will inundate various parts of the planet, and Earth’s rotation will slow down. The global temperature will fluctuate and be hard to anticipate, resulting in a decrease in the population of sea creatures and fauna. Even if we also see institutions collapsing and our leaders in trouble, be assured these are only temporary instances of disorder brought on for the advancement of the human race. • I believe human DNA will increase in complexity, thereby expanding our mental capacity and the level of our perception. We will begin to understand that we’re all connected to the Divine Force in the same way. We’ll acknowledge that all forms of life are actually a part of Spirit, under whom we are united as one. We’ll finally realize the different religions and gods of the world we’ve held onto

throughout centuries have been far too effective in helping us create hatred, war, anger, and separation. Further, the Catholic Church will continue to experience problems, especially in regards to pedophilia and its wrongful hostility toward homosexuals. Pope Benedict will be the last Pope before we see a universal unity of religions. A widespread change in the belief system of humankind is upon us—in fact, we are already starting to come together under a common belief system, and more people will regard death as simply a transition from the human body into a higher dimension of being. As we shift from religion to spirituality, individuals will use their abilities to harness energy for the purposes of healing, to interact with others, and create positive changes. • Humanity will come together in terms of leadership. The long-ruling systems of monarchy, papacy, presidency, dictatorship, and so on won’t survive. For example, Queen Elizabeth will be replaced by Prince William, and he will be the last king of the British monarchy. We’ll see more people of faith guiding the world toward coming together as one global family. As a result, we’ll accept each other the way we are, help out in ways we never have before, and love each other unconditionally. This might sound quite utopian, but the golden era that’s approaching will create a paradise, the way Earth was originally designed. • The global population will reach seven billion before the date of December 21, 2012. It is interesting to note that, according to United Nations estimates, the population entered the six billion mark around October 12, 1999. Now, almost exactly 12 years later, we have increased to one billion more. In terms of numerology, the number 12 represents a perfect cycle of time, so it seems that we are in accordance with the Divine calculations of the universe. The fact that the number of people in the world is reaching seven billion also foretells that we will reclaim our connection to the Divine: seven is a sacred number, the number of God, Continued On Next Page *


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As a result of these changes, life on Earth will be far more harmonious and peaceful. I know it’s difficult to envision a world like this with our present perspective, but we’re evolving our thinking and finally letting go of limitations. Look into the future and see us together. Start celebrating, and forget about the negative predictions, which are simply vestiges of an era of darkness

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and we will soon become seven billion souls united by our mutual faith in one all-powerful Spirit. Ironically, we had to wait until this time in history to reach this level because humanity is only now entering the golden era and able to raise its consciousness. Before this time, we were killing each other and not knowing why—it was because we were not allowed to hit this significant number seven as a population and evolve. Only now are we equipped with enough wisdom, love, and desire for unity to exist under the influence of such a Divine number. I predict that once we collectively reach the seven billion mark, we will stop killing each other. • Brilliant new discoveries in the medical field will be aimed at reversing the aging process, and human beings will live much longer. As a result, we’ll enjoy healthier, more fulfilling, more peaceful lives in harmony with nature and each other. We’ll no longer depend on so many drugs, and we won’t suffer physically or experience so much fear. Our life spans will increase due to several different factors. Probably the most significant is that our DNA is transforming. Carbon 12, the very basis of the human body, will transmute into carbon 7. Carbon 12 currently is composed of 6 protons, 6 neutrons, and 6 electrons, lending it the energy of 6-6-6…which the book of Revelation in the Bible renders as the “number of the beast.” Until now, due to carbon 12’s frequency in the natural world, we have been greatly influenced by this energy, which has manifested itself throughout human history in war, hatred, killing, and a tendency toward destruction. Very soon, however, the components of carbon within our DNA will change into 6 protons, 1 neutron, and 6 electrons: 6-1-6, the components of carbon 7. Just as carbon 12 influenced our DNA negatively, carbon 7 will affect us in a positive manner. This change in our genetic makeup will amplify multidimensional thought and lead to higher levels of understanding. Thus, we will begin to see death as a transition to a new plane of existence, and once and for all decipher the mystery of life after death. History has referred to this interesting element in symbolic ways. The concept of Metatron’s Cube contains 13 equal circles: six circles are placed in a

hexagonal pattern around one central circle, while the other six extend out along the same radial lines. Further, in Leonardo da Vinci’s The Last Supper, Jesus sits at the center of the table with six disciples on one side and six on the other. Also leading to longer life spans are advancements in the medical field at the level of cellular behavior. We will be able to heal illnesses such as cancer and autoimmune diseases by dealing with their source: cells that malfunction. In addition, we will identify a fine, etheric substance that binds cells to each other. This microscopic discovery will lead to a revolution in medicine as it will allow us to manipulate positively the way in which cells relate to each other and react to outside influences. • The feminine energy will become stronger and more powerful, bringing unity and healing to us all. We will begin to see increasing numbers of women as national leaders: the Divine feminine force will bring unity and harmony between the energies of the sexes.

pass through our solar system, making for some very interesting encounters and supernatural occurrences.

us together. Start celebrating, and forget about the negative predictions, which are simply vestiges of an era of darkness.

• We’ll identify life on other planets. We’ll also relocate to other planets when the shift of the poles takes place. After this subsides, we’ll return to Earth. • We’ll utilize more of the capacity of our brains and invent devices to connect to the next dimension: the realm of continuous time where souls live without bodies. • Telepathy, teleportation, and the intuitive mind will be used as methods for connecting to each other and preventing events from happening. As a result of these changes, life on Earth will be far more harmonious and peaceful. I know it’s difficult to envision a world like this with our present perspective, but we’re evolving our thinking and finally letting go of limitations. Look into the future and see

Dr. Carmen Harra, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized psychologist, intuitive counselor, and best-selling author of, Wholeliness; Embracing the Sacred Unity That Heals Our World. Her integrative approach to mind, body, and spiritual healing is rooted in traditional psychology as well as alternative healing and hypnotherapy. Dr. Harra believes every individual can manifest his or her own reality and seize control of the future. Visit: www.CarmenHarra.com.

• Barack Obama will be a one-term President. • Future generations will be much more knowledgeable, especially in the sense that they will be connected to nature. The children of Earth will return to a dependency on, and respect for, the natural world. • The future of medicine lies in natural healing through wholesome foods, the mind, light therapy, balancing our energy fields, and healing at the cellular level. We will witness amazing discoveries in healthcare, especially in regards to reducing the need to cut into the body so often by understanding the integrity of the body as a whole. Embryonic stem cells produced through therapeutic cloning will be integrated into future therapies. • Humanity will travel in space and, in the distant future, we will each own our own airplane. • Living creatures will visit us from other galaxies, but they won’t be the frightening aliens we’ve seen in movies. • We’ll discover other planets and better understand the universe—specifically, how to work with it for our own benefit. However, we will do so through innovative means that aren’t destructive. A foreign planet will soon IN LIGHT TIMES • january, 2012 • PAGE 9


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2012

An Astrological Outlook

By Michele Avanti, CAP

Predictions for the New Year

Editorial Note: Although several of the predictions are already underway, according to Michele they will escalate in the time period she has given here. Michelene Capricorn Ingress Dec. 22, 2011 - March 20, 2012 Emotional upheaval and transformation of the housing market. This period carries a signature of emotional turmoil. The issues of housing, or should I say lack of housing, for many people is causing the people to rethink what they own, what they have and what is important. The President is challenged as the people use social networking in revolutionary ways to call for change in health care, employment and the military. The President is speaking about contracts and partnerships, which can open opportunities for jobs and increase health in schools. There is tremendous intensity during this period. The people feel challenged by lies concerning investments, jobs and the military. They are frustrated by corporate diplomacy, corporate control, monetary restrictions, loss of housing, and binding contracts. T h e g ro s s n a t i o n a l p ro d u c t i s stressfully inactive. Money appears to be controlled and it is being revalued. It seems the bubble for the housing market bursts completely in this period, and the government struggles with how to make money available for housing. All kinds of loans take a big hit. However around March 12th-14th, when Mercury stations retrograde, a doorway opens and there is a transformation that may be some kind of band-aid type solution for the problems. During this period we are likely to see the government using force or military action to restrict the people. Also there is a possibility of an earthquake or earth-shaking catastrophe in this period. This seems to create some job or military opportunities. March 12, 13, 14 will be important. It looks like once more a jobs program is on the table and this time it will go through, due to a legal challenge to transform homelessness. One more note about this winter period, challenges of revolution and change, may cause the President to

suffer physically, hopefully this will manifest in a different way. He may also be pressured by the United Nations or some other international organization to send military forces to help fight freedom fighters in a foreign country. Aries Ingress March 20, 2012 - June 20, 2012 Floods and the struggle to keep the American Dream alive. May 15-16th is a time to watch. There is a near exact configuration stressed between Jupiter and Saturn, as Venus stations retrograde. This appears to be the President aligned with the nation working under severe stress to publicly reorganize a monetary, work, home, service program. He is using every means to get Congress and corporations to provide work opportunities and expand money for the people. This ingress chart has a critical twentynine degree mid-heaven in Virgo, opposed by the Sun, Mercury and Uranus in the fourth house. This indicates the American Dream of owning a home has reached critical mass and the President is aggressively struggling to find solutions outside the box to change the situation. In this period, the people are discovering how they have been lied to. They’re stressed by contracts, which they signed for credit, mortgages and loans. Opportunities to transform investments expand and though the people are stressed, they are re-organizing their investments, which include housing, the market, and school loans. There also appears to be opportunities for Americans to get help with their housing problems, but it seems to be a long tedious process offered through legislation. The President is both emotionally overwhelmed and aggressively brilliant during this period. Ecologically this time frame will see serious floods. Cancer Ingress June 20, 2012 - September 22, 2012 This is a revolutionary chart! The people are challenged to keep their homes and may become suddenly explosive. There are public, emotional challenges directed at corporations and legislators.

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The people are getting news coverage. They appear to be actively, logically, and passionately detailing their needs and challenging those in control with lists of the abuses. This aggressive, military-like, detailed, public approach frustrates those in control. These public, active, military-like aggressions also challenge the President to reveal the truth concerning issues hidden in the past. They are demanding that contracts secretly made be revealed. They want a transformation of corporations, banking, taxes and government. This period is filled with aggressive communication that calls for accountability of those in power. During this Cancer Ingress, the American people will take a new course of action, a new direction. They will have more strength than we have seen in the past, and if they stay the course without entering into vengeful acts, they will be successful! The President also becomes more forceful in this period. He will fight and butt heads with bankers, Congress and corporate powers. He will receive much media coverage, which will be more positive than negative. Money continues to be a challenge and there will be lots of rhetoric in this period, but I do not see any results. Libra Ingress September 22, 2012 - December 21, 2012 Explosive people, markets and lies in media. Housing challenges are at a fever pitch and will cause sudden, explosive changes in the markets. Around the world there will be explosive, revolutionary events and there will also be significant volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. T h e P re s i d e n t i s s t re s s e d a n d challenged to re-invent his image. It appears that the media is spewing lies about the President. These lies are coming from hidden people who have contracts and agreements with the media. They may be individuals hiding behind corporations, Congress people, and even what appears to be, ordinary Americans. International enemies of the nation reappear to challenge our military and our National Guard.

Money and funding for the military, jobs, and healthcare is causing stress and there may be a re-evaluation of the tax credit and mortgage programs, as well as estate, inheritance and luxury taxes. The people are steaming over foreign investments and imports, over jobs being outsourced while the businesses are skating free of taxes. Americans are angry. They are calling for re-organization. They are challenged by a lack of money and jobs. There is no great love for the President in this period. It seems all the issues that have caused unrest, from military spending and jobs to health care and housing are being pinned on Obama and I do not see any astrological support for him in this very important election ingress chart. Who will be the next President of the United States? At this time, this question astrologically is limited to the known potential candidates, which include: Mitt Romney, Rick Perry, Newt Gingrich, Michele Bachman, Herman Cain, Jon Huntsman, Ron Paul, Richard Santorum, and President Barack Obama. Of all these charts, only two activate the United States chart in the kind of way that can win an election. Barack Obama of course is one of them and the second is Rick Perry. Though at this writing, Rick Perry has fallen from popularity due to a number of transits, which have caused him to lose his train of thought and look like a fool on television. But these transits will be long gone during the Republican Convention next summer and the strength of his chart will rise again. Additionally with Uranus due to settle on the Aries point one more time in December, there may be another candidate to enter the race. So I cannot give any conclusive statement on the election, but based on today’s facts, President Obama would be re-elected. However, should Rick Perry re-emerge as it appears he will, and receive the Republican nomination, then get ready for a very heated race, which will leave us waiting to know the outcome. Continued On Page 25 *


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Why Willpower Doesn’t Lead to Lasting Behavior Change (and Five Steps That Do) If you’re tired of attacking your New Year’s resolutions full force, only to falter before January ends, I have some good news. With the right scientifically proven strategy, you CAN get rid of your unhealthy and unproductive habits for good.   New Year’s resolutions are fast becoming a joke. We all make them, but how many of us actually keep them? If you’re like most Americans, you fervently vow over champagne toasts that this is the year you’ll lose weight, spend more time with your family, get your finances under control, or start working out three times a week. But by February or March, nothing’s really changed…and you’re left feeling disappointed and defeated. You may even be wondering if real lifestyle change is even possible. It is. But just saying you’re going to do better next year won’t cut it. There’s a reason 80-90% of Americans don’t stick to their resolutions. Experts have identified very specific steps you have to take to make lasting change happen—and most people just don’t take them. We all have certain behaviors and habits we want to change, and the beginning of a new year is a perfect time to start. The problem is, most people try to do it through sheer willpower alone, and that won’t work. Without a more comprehensive strategy in place, you’re just setting yourself up for failure. It’s true—I consistently hear from people who are serious about changing unhealthy aspects of their lives. But whether they’re looking to overcome an addiction, lose weight, or break destructive relationship patterns, they must first understand that real change takes a lot more than willpower or wishful thinking. Lifestyle change isn’t a one-step fix…it’s a constant process. Below are five tried-and-true keys to behavior change: steps that can help you get on track—and stay there.   Step 1. Stoke Your Motivation. Most of us are in the habit of beating ourselves up if we lack motivation. Somehow, we think we’ve failed if we just can’t muster the energy to go to the gym or to pay the stack of bills that’s accumulated. But guess what: That’s normal. Motivation isn’t static; it ebbs and flows just like the tide. (Ever notice how you’re super-

motivated at the outset of a personal change effort, but a week later you’ve run out of steam?) The key is to develop ways of keeping motivation at the forefront of your mind enough of the time to make a difference.   Here’s where most people go wrong. They don’t realize motivation is about emotion and passion—in other words, why you want to do something. They set goals—‘I want to lose a few pounds’— but have nothing in place to drive that behavior. The question is, why do you want to lose a few pounds? It’s the why

  Step 3. Hone Your Self-Control Skills. While willpower goes only so far without good habits to bolster it, it’s still an important part of the lifestyle change equation. Self-control is a critical skill when changing a behavior, and the good news is that it can be developed.   There are two broad approaches to managing temptation. The first is avoidance. But let’s face it—that’s not always possible. A better strategy is to confront your temptation and develop a controlled way to deal with it. Visualization is a valuable tool because it allows you to ‘practice’ your selfcontrol without being exposed to real-life dangers and pitfalls. Essentially, on a daily basis you need to imagine yourself

We all have certain behaviors and habits we want to change, and the beginning of a new year is a perfect time to start. that’s going to influence your actions. You might say, ‘I don’t want to have a stroke when I’m sixty like my dad did,’ or, ‘I want to live long enough to see my grandchildren graduate from college.’   I suggest coming up with a mantra that captures your “why” (for example, ‘Fit at Fifty, Free at Sixty’) and visualizing what you do want (exercising and enjoying an outing with your family).   Step 2. Find a Way to Self-Monitor. A great deal of behavior is done on autopilot— so if you want something to change, you’ll have to pay attention to your own behavior and experience. Otherwise, by the time you realize you’re going in the wrong direction, it’ll be too late. Yes, the concept is simple (in theory, anyway): Vigilance is associated with success. The more you’re aware of what you’re doing, the more you can control it.   No matter what your resolution is, find ways of monitoring yourself. Most people write down their behavior patterns, but you might just as effectively talk into a recorder. Not only does keeping a record help you pay attention to what you’re doing, it allows for subsequent analysis that will help you understand what prompts your behavior, and any patterns it might fall into.   Since many tend to self-monitor with diligence in the beginning but gradually become more and more lax, I suggest recording every instance of a successful or unsuccessful behavior in the first week. Thereafter, pick one day a week for self-monitoring.

successfully resisting difficult situations.   Of course, the ultimate self-control is being able to throw away or discard the things that are enabling your unhealthy behavior, such as a favorite junk food, alcohol, cigarettes, and so on. And when you feel you’re ready, you might even want to seek out a situation in which you’ll be tempted and “stare down the beast,” so to speak. For example, you might go shopping with friends and challenge yourself to spend only $50.   If temptation occurs when you’re not seeking it out, remember, there’s no shame in resisting. You can walk away. Leave the building. Go to the restroom. Make an important phone call.   Step 4. Identify and Manage “Backsliding” Red Flags. You may have noticed: Your moods, outlooks, and attitudes tend to change almost constantly—and they play an important part in the decisions we make and the way we behave. Many are more prone to make unhealthy decisions, give in to temptation, or otherwise “backslide” when they’re tired, stressed, or angry, to name a few common weak spots.   Fortunately, knowledge is power. When you are able to identify and anticipate things that typically cause you to slide into a self-destructive state, you’ll be much better equipped to handle them. For example, if you know that having to present at the quarterly meeting will cause you to stress-eat whatever’s in the break room for days beforehand, you can proactively practice other stress-management techniques, such

as deep breathing exercises and, yes, visualization.   To help identify and manage selfdestructive states, ask yourself what moods, physical states (e.g., pain, fatigue), people, places, and times of day are associated with self-destructive states. Then brainstorm how to manage them, how you can avoid them, and who can help you handle them effectively.   Step 5. Take a Hard Look at the “Other People” Factor. The fact is, others have a huge influence over our behavior, and since no one lives in a vacuum, you’ll have to factor in other people when going after your resolution-keeping goals. It’s important to realize that no matter what your preconceived opinions or decisions might be, your behavior will slowly but surely change to reflect that of the people you spend time around.   As much as possible, avoid people who aren’t acting the way you want to act and seek out those who have the same health and life goals as you. Although a large sector of society tends to poohpooh them, I’m actually a big advocate of support groups, because they are very effective agents of change. They give you helpful information, hold you accountable, and make sure you stay connected to your motivation.   And if, for example, you can’t find a well-run weight loss support group or debt management support group in your area, tell family and friends exactly how they can help you.   These five steps are the basics. They’ll give the foundational tools you need to optimize your life in 2012. As you approach the new year, think about how each step applies to you specifically, and how to hardwire it into your day-to-day routine. This sort of strategizing doesn’t happen on the fly. You have to make time for yourself so you can focus on your own needs—ideally, you should have one hour of ‘me time’ every day. It won’t be easy, but it will be effective. Take one resolution at a time and build behavior change slowly, you’ll be amazed at how much healthier your life is when it’s time to celebrate the coming of 2012. Guaranteed! Dr. Howard J. Rankin is an author and the creator, founder and president of the American Brain Association. He is a licensed clinical psychologist with a strong background in health, relationships, c o m m u n i c a t i o n , n e u ro p s y c h o l o g y, and mind-body medicine. Visit: www. ScienceOfYou.com.

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Invite Miracles To Bless You In The New Year

By Susan Apollon

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” Albert Einstein As an intuitive psychologist and author, I spent more than two decades backing up this hypothesis by studying the nature of miracles and the conditions under which they occur. My conclusion? That everyone can receive these natural gifts because we are all spiritually connected to God, Source, Allah, or whatever a person chooses to call this wellspring of goodness. Studies in Quantum Physics suggest that anyone with the right mindset can live a life rich in miracles from the small to the momentous. You simply have to foster your ability to invite them in. Miracles do not happen by coincidence—we are designed for them. Here are a few suggestions and insights that will prepare you to receive your own miracles:
 • Give Yourself Permission To Be Open To Extraordinary Experiences As a psychologist who has sat with patients who have shared countless wondrous stories of small and large miraculous events in their lives, I have come to recognize that the ability to experience miracles is often dependent on whether or not you choose to allow for the possibility of miracles in your life. Accept that you will allow the universe to do its good and it will respond accordingly. • Rediscover Your Spirituality Take time to connect with your own soul and with the Source by returning to— or visiting for the first time—prayer, ritual, and faith. Learn to meditate while breathing deeply or do yoga. Most of all, try to reach a point at which you feel your connection to the universe and everything in it. • Commit To Making Significant Changes In Negative Thoughts, Feelings, And Beliefs This is especially important for a person suffering an illness because anxiety and desperation have a strong tendency to block your ability to heal. To change this stone-set pattern, we must always be aware of what we are feeling and then consciously change our thoughts, replacing negative or disturbing images with positive and empowering ones. • Keep A Synchronicity Journal. Synchronicity is the flow of “meaningful coincidences” that indicate that life, all life, is connected in a complex web of psychic moments, signs and symbols, and shivers of spiritual connectedness. The sheer volume of these subtle miracles that happen in so many different lives adds up to powerful evidence of “something greater.” The numbers will be far greater than you may have imagined. • Write Your Intentions Down In detail, record on paper with joyful enthusiasm exactly what you desire from the universe––daily. Expect good things to be placed in your path and they will come––be it a spiritual visit from a passed loved one, a new chance in a waning relationship, or a miraculous recovery. Above all, keeping your heart brimming full of love and compassion is the most important factor needed in the creation of miracles. If we all are somehow connected together, this simple intention is the healing balm needed to rescue Earth and all souls upon it. What better way to begin fresh in the New Year than with a new faith-based attitude that risks little sorrow and at most promises unprecedented hope and joy? I think we’re all hungry for that, even diehard skeptics. Especially diehard skeptics. My overarching message is that life itself is extraordinary––miraculous! All it takes to realize that is to open your eyes and see the amazing things that surround us all, every day. Susan Apollon, psychologist and author, empowers and heals the body, mind and soul. She is also an educator and inspirational speaker who touches the heart. For more information, please visit HealingStoriesOfLoveLossAndHope.com or TouchedByTheExtraordinary.com. PAGE 12 • january, 2012 • IN LIGHT TIMES

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What If? … It was scary. I didn’t want to do it. After all, what if it didn’t pan out? What if I fell flat on my face? What if the answer was “no”? What if? Have you ever found yourself in the negative land of “What If”? What if I lose my job? What if my boss thinks less of me if I ask for a raise? What if the relationship ends because I stand up for myself? What if? It’s a dangerous place to live, full of dragons and monsters, quicksand and brambles, whirlpools and undertows. For many, the thoughts that come after “What if” take us down the path of doubt and fear. Doubt in ourselves. Fear of the unknown. I was going to entitle this article Feel the Fear… and Do It Anyway after the book by Susan Jeffers. It’s a great book, one I had to buy four times to finish reading. Why four times? Because I would be sitting with a friend who was dealing with a particular imagined trauma, and I would remember I had just finished reading the chapter in Jeffers’ book that dealt with a similar situation. “Here, this will help,” I’d say, and give my friend the book. Finally, with the fourth purchase, I was able to finish it, which, by the way, is missing from my bookshelf. I must have given it away…again. One of the people I gave the book to was Annie. She was lamenting that her Master’s thesis advisor was going to be upset with her research. Annie was awesome. She painted a bleak, desperate picture. I was amazed with her dark creativity. Remembering Jeffers’ book, I told Annie how about 90% of what we worry about never comes true and how we don’t have control over how other people are going to react in a situation. We do, however, have control over our own thinking. Annie had been going down the road of “What if my advisor hates my research?” I invited her down the road of “What if my advisor loves my work?”

That simple shift in focus released the pent-up stress Annie was feeling. Later that week Annie told me her advisor had been supportive during their thesis meeting. Perhaps he was supportive because she went into the meeting with a positive “What if?” expectation.

down a path I would never have imagined and for which I am forever grateful.)

in the face of my fears? What if I felt my fears and took action anyway? What if I listened to the voice of courage (my true nature), instead of the voice of fear (the negative mind chatter that holds me back from expressing my greatness)?

What if I feel the fear and do it anyway? Susan Jeffers talks about taking action in the face of fear as a means to increase our self-esteem and confidence. There are those who think, “When this situation Jeffers says our fear is always with us improves, I’ll feel better.” The truth is, but we need to feel the fear…and “do it” when we take action, despite our fears, we feel more There are those who think, “When this c o n f i d e n t . the fear situation improves, I’ll feel better.” The Feel and do it truth is, when we take action, despite anyway. Build confidence by our fears, we feel more confident. taking action. When we stay anyway. We need to shift our “What if?” frozen in our fears, life will not get better. from doom and gloom to an outcome And even if we’re not sure the action we filled with possibility and light. What a choose is the right one, at least it takes unique concept! A concept that helps us us out of inertia and, if it wasn’t the best transcend the fears we feel every day. decision, we’ll learn a better way. When we live in fear, we live as victims and become paralyzed, never moving forward, never living life to the fullest. It’s not a happy place to be. I remember years ago I was talking to my therapist. I was sharing some concerns about my job. I was not a happy camper. She started down the path of “What if?” Her: “What if you lost your job?” Me: “If I lose my job, I’ll lose my house.” Her: “What if you lose your house?” Me: “If I lose my house, I’ll lose my credit rating.” Her: “What if you lose your credit rating?” Me: “If I lose my credit rating, … uh, I’ll lose, uh… if I lose my house, I won’t have a place to live.” And then I realized, “Oh, I guess I could rent. Um, I guess I could find another job. Oh, I guess I would figure something out. Oh, it’s not the end of the world.” It was awesome! When I was taken down the “What if” road, I had the opportunity to see that even though I might have been afraid of losing my job, it wouldn’t have been the end of the world. In fact, it was the beginning of endless possibilities. (As an aside, I did finally leave that job— voluntarily—which ultimately took me

We’re entering into the calendar year 2012. There is much hype about the end of the Mayan calendar and its implications for the world. The truth is, we enter into a new year in each moment of every day. And each moment brings us the question, “What if?” Here are some of my “What if’s.” What if life got easier? What if life was a great and wonderful experience? What if the adversity that faces me is actually the doorway to a greater and more abundant life?

WHAT IF? …

Sophia Falke is a certified coach, seminar leader, and professional speaker through h e r b u s i n e s s E m b r a c i n g G re a t n e s s (EmbracingGreatness.com). She is also minister at Unity Center in the Valley (uciv.org). You can reach her at Sophia@ EmbracingGreatness.com or by calling 702-456-9133.

In her song, If I Were Brave, singer Jana Stanfield asks, “If I refuse to listen to the voice of fear, would the voice of courage whisper in my ear? What would I do today, if I were brave?” Yes, what if I were brave

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For Anne Burrell, a classically trained chef and host of Food Network’s Secrets of a Restaurant Chef (where she shares impressive recipes and smart techniques that anyone can master), and Worst Cooks in America (the show that transforms hopeless home cooks), being a rock star in the kitchen means having the confidence and ability to get a great meal on the table without a sweat. In her debut cookbook, she presents 125 rustic yet elegant recipes, all based on accessible ingredients, along with encouraging notes and handy professional tricks that will help you cook more efficiently at home. With Anne’s guidance, even the novice cook can turn out showstoppers like Whole Roasted Fish or Rack of Lamb Crusted with Black Olives, which are special enough for guests but easy enough for a weekday evening. For Piccolini (Little Nibbles), try making Truffled Deviled Eggs, Sausage and Pancetta Stuffed Mushrooms, or Baked Ricotta with Rosemary and Lemon. Delicious first courses include Pumpkin Soup with Allspice Whipped Cream and Garlic Steamed Mussels with Pimentón Aioli. And if you’re craving pasta, Chef Anne’s Light-as-a-Cloud Gnocchi, Sweet and Spicy Sausage Ragù, or Killer Mac and Cheese with Bacon will blow you away…

Finding Your Way in a Wild New World: Reclaim Your True Nature to Create the Life You Want by Martha Beck Finding Your Way in a Wild New World is a remarkable path to the most important discovery you can make: the knowledge of what you should be doing with your one wild and precious life. It’s a journey to the thing that so fulfills you that, if someone told you, “It’s right outside—but watch out—it could kill you!” you’d run straight toward it, through the screen door without even opening it. Life coach and bestselling author of Finding Your Own North Star Martha Beck guides you to find out how you got to where you are now and what you should do next with clear, concrete instructions on tapping into the deep, wordless knowledge you carry in your body and soul. There are certain people who sense that they are called to do something fulfilling and significant, but who often get caught in self-destructive, unproductive cycles. This is the book that will lead you to unleash your incredible creative energy—and fulfill your life’s purpose. With her inimitable ability to translate inner life into accessible, witty, sparkling prose, Beck draws from ancient wisdom and modern science to help readers consciously embrace their skills and create the life they really want…

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Gems for the Soul The Great Truths of Life Wait For The Brick A

young and successful executive was traveling down a neighborhood street, going a bit too fast in his new Jaguar. He was watching for kids darting out from between parked cars and slowed down when he thought he saw something. As his car passed, no children appeared. Instead, a brick smashed into the Jag’s side door! He slammed on the brakes and drove the Jag back to the spot where the brick had been thrown. The angry driver then jumped out of the car, grabbed the nearest kid and pushed him up against a parked car, shouting,

Too shook up for words, the man simply watched the little boy push his wheelchair-bound brother down the sidewalk toward their home. It was a long, slow walk back to the Jaguar. The damage was very noticeable, but the driver never bothered to repair the dented side door. He kept the dent there to remind him of this message: Don’t go through life so fast that someone has to throw a brick at you to get your attention! God whispers in our souls and speaks to our hearts. Sometimes when we don’t have time to listen, He has to throw a brick at us. It’s our choice: Listen to the whisper ... or wait for the brick! ~ Author Unknown

“What was that all about and who are you? Just what the heck are you doing? That’s a new car and that brick you threw is going to cost a lot of money. Why did you do it?” The young boy was apologetic. “Please mister ... please, I’m sorry... I didn’t know what else to do,” he pleaded. “I threw the brick because no one else would stop...”

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With tears dripping down his face and off his chin, the youth pointed to a spot just around a parked car. “It’s my brother,” he said. “He rolled off the curb and fell out of his wheelchair and I can’t lift him up.” Now sobbing, the boy asked the stunned executive, “Would you please help me get him back into his wheelchair? He’s hurt and he’s too heavy for me.” Moved beyond words, the driver tried to swallow the rapidly swelling lump in his throat. He hurriedly lifted the handicapped boy back into the wheelchair, then took out his fancy handkerchief and dabbed at the fresh scrapes and cuts. A quick look told him everything was going to be okay. “Thank you and may God bless you,” the grateful child told the stranger.

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story tells that two friends were walking through the desert. During some point of the journey they had an argument, and one friend slapped the other one in the face. The one who got slapped was hurt, but without saying anything, wrote in the sand: “TODAY MY BEST FRIEND SLAPPED ME IN THE FACE.” They kept on walking until they found an oasis, where they decided to take a bath. The one, who had been slapped, got stuck in the mire and started drowning, but the friend saved him. After the friend recovered from the near drowning, he wrote on a stone: “TODAY MY BEST FRIEND SAVED MY LIFE.” The friend who had slapped and saved his best friend asked him, “After I hurt you, you wrote in the sand and now, you write on a stone, why?” The other friend replied: “When someone hurts us, we should write it down in sand where winds of forgiveness can erase it away. But, when someone does something good for us, we must engrave it in stone where no wind can ever erase it.” Author Unkown Answers on Pg 26

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just learning to meditate, it might be a little bumpy for you. December 12, 2012 is a dynamic day for the inhabitants of the Earth plane. Knowing this is the most sovereign space that a spirit can come to, on 1212-12, it will become sovereign on new levels, because your spirituality will take you into this new journey. If you go into 2012 without your spirituality in place, you will go bumping along in pure fear with the politicians and money lenders, but if you go into 12-12-12 with your spirituality in place, you will have no fear. This is a powerful time, because that day has five twelve’s: midnight, noon, the month, the day, and the year.

So much energy has been placed on the year 2012, but in reality, the Shift has already started. To those who will leave this Earth plane before it happens, so be it. To those who are staying, so be it as well, but be prepared to witness things you have never witnessed before. Have no fear, for fear does nothing good for anyone or anything. Envision what we show you in your mind right now—the waters raging, land erupting—but you must not be afraid. Fear is the price paid for those who lack courage, and you all have the courage to sit here and listen to our words, so you will have the courage to embrace the journey and avoid fear. Though my words are very few, your fears—whether small or large—must be turned aside. You must be willing to go into this journey called the Great Shift in Consciousness and sit through the winds and the fires, and know that you will come out of it perfect. Kirael Q: In Lemurian numerology, 2012 is a five, the number for love. What is our responsibility as Lightworkers in 2012? KIRAEL: That number five is no accident. The Mayans brought 2012 to your attention by stressing 12-12-12. [date validated] They were privy to Lemurian numerology, a powerful journey that has lasted for 50,000 years. Yes, five is the number of love. So, on January 1, 2012, at the turn of midnight, speak loudly in your heart. Be aware that your love is the only thing that you will have to encounter, and you’ll have to encounter it in the Now. So, be in love, my friends, because 2012 is the year of love. Q: What is the significance of the Mayan calendar ending on December 12, 2012, and is there a good place for We the People to be on that particular date? KIRAEL: On 12-12-12, the Mayans predicted an end to their calendar and the beginning of a new calendar of love and light, but you, as spiritualists, do not have to wait for that date. December 12, 2012 is the beginning of the new energy. The Mayans never said things would be boiling over. They simply said that 12-12-12 would be the end of the world as they knew it and that the new world would be formed at that very moment. So, if you’re PAGE 16 • january, 2012 • IN LIGHT TIMES

As to where you should be, be in meditation, not the whole day, but devote some time to it. You might be wise to get together to meditate, to reflect, and make your journey so filled with love and light that you’ll know and feel this newness. You ask, “What if we are in the middle of an earthquake, or a flood, or the winds are blowing?” I say, “Congratulations!” Q: According to Chinese astrology, 2012 is the year of the dragon, which is considered a powerful year of success and happiness. What is the significance of this dragon year in relation to the Mayan calendar? KIRAEL: The dragon will make its presence known to many of you, but not to all of you. The dragon will come forth in a vivid and almost overbearing light for some of you who may be meditating when you suddenly feel the hotness of its breath on your face. You will open your eyes to stare into the face of your dragon. You ask, “In my living room?” That’s right, in your living room. You can’t begin to understand the power of this beautiful energy of the dragon. In the Mayan world, in Lemurian time, and all the way up to your current understanding of life, the dragon is the Chinese symbol for “welcome home.” Q: How will the photon energy weave more strongly with the healing of our four bodies in 2012? KIRAEL: By the year 2012, you will be able to hold your hand out and create a ball of energy that is from the God Creator itself. You will heal with that ball of light, which is the photon energy, or love. You will walk into a hospital without having to step around the doctors and nurses and without having to be introduced, and you will heal, using your abilities with the photon energy. In 2012, no one has a choice. You will have to heal, so from the first day of 2012 forward, you must be aware of the photon energy. You will breathe it, use it and you will need it to heal. Close your eyes for one second and picture that ball of golden particle light that is part of the God Creator’s Love, just like you are. Q: You have spoken to us previously about Planet X, also called Nibiru. Where will Nibiru be in 2012 in terms of its proximity to Earth? KIRAEL: Nibiru will come and go in this shifting process. I am being told it is behind the Sun at this time. The Andromedans will give crafts to the Nibiruans as they come through this shifting process. They will pull right up beside this planet and take

those people off who want to get off and take them wherever they want to go. You will not be able to tell them from your own species because they, like you, are two-legged, mid-air breathers. They will come in the Andromedan crafts, set down on the Earth plane, and walk right into society. Q: As the fourth dimension draws nearer to the Earth, how will we feel the photon energy in our four-body system? KIRAEL: The four-body system is held together because of the photon energy. With the photon energy, you can fly if you want to, be a medium or a channel if you want to. You need only decide and get it done. The four-body system is the mark of being present, of being in the Now. Whether you are twolegged or four-legged, the mark of being present is in the four bodies, which will be woven tighter and with more elasticity than you are presently aware of. In the year 2012, you will start flying in your meditations. Those of you who want to be mediums or channels will start this properly in 2012. This journey of flying is no big deal. Every one of you has already experienced flight in another lifetime. You cannot fly on your current plane of consciousness, because it is the ultimate space for the yin/yang journey, but that journey is coming to an end and flight will be a possibility. Q: On June 5 and 6, 2012, a transit of Venus across the Sun will occur. What does this next transit of Venus signify? KIRAEL: This Venus transit will cross your Sun and disappear for many, many years. As it crosses the Sun, it will signify the awakening of love. You won’t have to see it to know that it has happened. When the Venus transit ends, you will feel the love permeating from inside Mother Earth and you may even feel it through your feet. When Venus goes off the Sun and takes its journey out of here, it will leave its mirrored “love of light” with you. Whatever you do, do not look at your Sun during that time because it will burn your eyes. You will have to view it with your mind’s eye. Q: Kahu Fred has developed new techniques in Signature Cell Healing this past year. What do these changes have to do with our shifting four bodies in the fourth light? KIRAEL: The medium has almost perfected the Lemurian consciousness of healing. The changes to the Signature Cell Healing process will make you more conscious in all four bodies. When you do Signature Cell Healing, you will have to light up like never before. Do you remember my analogy of the 100 points of light? One hundred points of light refers to what happens when you give your attention to the process of improving your daily life on this dimension. The 100 points of light are the result of your commitment and willingness to complete the healing journey. Imagine a bank of ten rows of ten lights. If you notice that some sections are unlit, put all your energy into igniting those lights. Don’t let a distraction hinder your focus. You will find that you have the power to ignite all of the lights simultaneously. That’s the power of your concentration, your focus. That is how completion occurs. Those lights represent the force of the energy you put into your journey. You have


Feature Story Your physical body is such a gem. It houses your cellular consciousness, which is the seat of your evolution. Get past your fears and anger, because they will tear you down. Understand that you are human and then release the fear and anger. the power to light up the world in healing, if you are committed to igniting your journey. If you do Signature Cell Healing and change it by dimming your light just a little, it will not matter, but if you dim your light too much, stop the healing. Fifty thousand years ago, in Lemuria, Signature Cell Healing was the only healing available. In 2012, be prepared to take Signature Cell Healing to its fullness if you use it. It’s as close to being perfect as you will ever see it. Q: A few years back, you spoke about the Amero currency, the unified currency for Mexico, the United States, and Canada. Would you have an update for us on this? KIRAEL: It was supposed to be introduced this year, but it would have eradicated the money processes from America, so the government doesn’t think it can sell it. The money has been printed, but it is sitting in vaults in Washington, D.C., where you used to have gold. Britain has all your gold. Your government will try one more time to sell the idea of the Amero, and I can tell you that it will not be an easy journey for them to sell. Q: What will happen with WikiLeaks in 2012? KIRAEL: These leaks will not stop and will come out stronger and stronger, and some of you will go into fear. Why go into fear? If you know the truth, you have nothing to fear. What you hear will shock you. You will say, “Oh, my God! The powers that be at the time actually shot a president?” Yes, they shot a president. Before you get out of 2012, these WikiLeaks will cover incidents all over the world. I suggest you all listen to them and you will find out what your President is really all about. If he has the courage to do anything at all, he had better do it in 2012. He will have no choice but to go through Project Bluebook and then say all the things that he wants to say. Q: You have previously guided the Silver Wings of Light Goddesses to do a ceremony every month to shield planet Earth from the energies of the full moon. Will the energies of the full moon become stronger in 2012, and should more people take part in doing this protective shielding of Mother Earth? KIRAEL: Yes, and yes. Yours were just practice runs for 2012. For the 2012 energies, you need more power behind you, which means you must have more Goddesses awakened. Now, what is a Goddess? Goddesses are filled with light and they take the lead. Goddesses can be male or female; it doesn’t matter. You must protect your Earth, especially from the full moon. The full moon in 2012 will boil Mother Earth’s core if you don’t shield her from its energy. The full moon I am talking about involves the Sun’s energy coming directly off the Moon. It is the way this energy comes off the Moon that you must shield Mother Earth from. It happens on the full moon, and it takes just 4 or 5 minutes. It takes no more than a few thousand of you to shield the Earth, but it must occur around the world. You must be coordinated in your efforts. Talk to the people. Tell them that you do not want this Sun energy from the Moon to harm Mother Earth’s core.

Q: What can you share with us about Earth changes, such as earthquakes, hurricanes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, or environmental mishaps in 2012? KIRAEL: They are not mishaps. You will experience earthquakes, floods, and all the things you just mentioned. Mother Earth has to cleanse herself. She has started a little ahead of schedule, but that’s great, because everything that happened in 2011 will not have to occur in 2012. Your job is to get through the fear. You say, “Whoa, all my dishes fell out of the cupboard!” That’s all right. Just clean them up and throw them away. Next time get plastic dishes. The earthquake on the East Coast was just a reminder for those people. That earthquake lasted only 41 seconds. The next one will last for three to four minutes and it will feel like a lifetime. Mother Earth has to cleanse. So, what can you expect? You can expect disruption all over the place. Get yourself ready. Be prepared. You do not have to hoard supplies. Just be prepared to sit with the masses and pray. “Pray with them?” you say. “That’s right, pray with them.” Get off this religious thing and get to spiritual prayer. I’m not saying anything bad about religious journeys. I am just saying your prayer should come spontaneously from the heart. It should not be a canned prayer, a begging or bargaining prayer. Do not worry about what you cannot control. If an earthquake is going to happen, it will happen. Now that you know these things will happen, you will have a little more power over the journey. If you feel an earthquake coming, you’ll know how to get through it. Your only job is to get through the storms, the floods, and the earthquakes without fear. Q: What major discoveries will we see in the medical field in 2012, and will the photon energy play a role in them? KIRAEL: Photon will most assuredly play a role. Some cures that have been held back will be released because the medical world will have no choice but to release them. They already have cures for cancer, tuberculosis, and other things. You may not want to print this, but I’m not afraid of anybody. Cancer has already been forced out of this journey. In 2012, they will know how to take the blood out of you and put it back into you instantly. In 2012, your brain will be expanded 12 to 15 percent more than it currently is. Think about this young fellow named Obama. He uses 44 percent of his brain. If he goes 12 or 15 percent above that, you will have to put him in a bottle. You will want to keep him, but not as a president, as a seer. The medical world has finally told you about the neurons in your heart, but they didn’t tell you about the channel of energy that goes from your heart to your brain and how it talks to your brain and vice versa. You will be able to talk to your heart from your brain and to your brain from your heart. Heart attacks will be fairly well on their way out of this journey by 2012 and will be completely out by 2013, 2014.

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Q: In what areas of the U.S. economy do you see positive growth? KIRAEL: That’s a tough question. I cannot say that the U.S. economy will do quite well in 2012. I can pray that We the People in the center of the economy will feel empowered, and that the poor people will feel even more empowered. A lot of the poor and the rich will leave the Earth plane. The money will flow into the middle, the middle class. That’s the Great Shift in Consciousness. Q: 2012 is a Presidential election year in the United States. What can you share with us about the elections? KIRAEL: You can either get in your bed and pull your sheet over your head or make your voice known by voting. The Republicans, Democrats, and Tea Party will have to shut up and let We the People talk. Some of you might be browbeaten or even shot, but you can achieve what the people in the Arab world have done and you can do it through your electoral process. You have a President, and if he wants to stay in office, he can. If he does not want to stay, he does not have to. You must vote and vote your heart. If you vote your heart, the people around you will vote their hearts, too. If three or four people around you vote their hearts, then six or eight other people will vote their hearts and that will cause 10 or 12 others to vote theirs, until, before you know it, 2,000, then 4,000, then 50 million will vote their hearts. You can do it. The year 2012 is the year of the politician getting out of the way. It will not be a good year for politicians, because they will be asked deep, deep, deep questions, and you will not let up until you get answers. They will not be able to give you canned answers. You will get in front of the cameras and say, “I want to know what you will do about this deficit.” If you are given the same canned answers, kick them out of office and go to the next guy, until you get the right answer. The 2012 political arena will be bloody, so to speak. You are We the People and 2012 is your last great hope to make sure this world changes. Q: What is the truth about China’s financial and political influence on the United States? KIRAEL: They have none. The Chinese people are just waking up and asking themselves why they are working in a factory to sell things to the United States. That doesn’t make sense, because they get two dollars a day to make purses, but they need four dollars a day Continued On Page 25 * IN LIGHT TIMES • january, 2012 • PAGE 17


By Steve Weber

Liquid Glucosamine For Treating Stiff Joints In Canines

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id you know that one of the most common reasons for making a veterinarian appointment has to do with dog arthritis? It’s a simple fact that as dogs age the vast majority of those canines will develop osteoarthritis to some extent. As pet owners see the symptoms in their pets, it is important to take him or her to the vet for a full diagnosis to find out whether or not they do have arthritis joint disease. When the doctor diagnoses the osteoarthritis disease in your pet, he or she will offer several alternative treatments that may in fact give the animal some relief from the discomfort of the disease. Keep in mind that there are no cures for arthritis in either animals or people. In fact, the disease in humans has virtually the same causes and symptoms as that found in canines. All that can be done for your older pet is to try and minimize the effects of this debilitating disease. The way arthritis harms the body is by causing the tissues within the joints to disintegrate and become thin. As these tissues become thinner, they allow the ball and sockets of the joint to rub together and thus cause pain. Living bone tissue has countless nerve cells embedded in it and when the bone tissues rub together this can cause significant discomfort in your pet.

Probably the first signs of osteoarthritis in your canine have to do with his or her ability declines steps arise from a laying position. You will often see your animal become more tentative going up and down steps as they must be more careful in negotiating those stairs then compared to when they were younger dogs. Another indication the joint disease may be a problem is when they become hesitant or have difficulty in jumping onto or off of furniture such as beds or sofas within the home. You will often hear slight moans were grunts from the animal is he or she tries to perform these previously easy tasks. It should be understood that dogs do not express pain, as do humans. In fact, these small grunts and whimpers that arthritic dogs utter at times can be significant indications the animal is experiencing pain in their joints. The veterinarian, upon diagnosing the disease, may suggest the pet owner begin using a number of different prescription medication options. Although these prescribed medicines are highly effective in easing the pain associated with canine osteoarthritis, they do in fact have numerous and sometimes-serious side effects,

which pet owners, should be made aware of by the vet. If the doctor does not mention the side effects of the prescription medicines he or she is suggesting, be sure and ask him or her about the various side effects and possible problems associated with osteoarthritis medicine for dogs. Another alternative that many doctors and pet owners are using nowadays is to treat canine arthritis with allnatural supplements such as liquid glucosamine. The supplementation products are 100% natural and completely safe for the animals with virtually no side effects associated with their usage. The downside to using these natural supplements is that they do not provide immediate relief to the animal, as do prescription products. It has to be understood by the pet owner that the supplementation products require several weeks to several months before benefits to the animal are seen. Medications prescribed by the veterinarian may have on almost immediate positive benefit to the animal and that is why they are so popular and used so much. But be aware that serious side effects and even death has occurred in some animals as the result of taking these arthritis medicines by prescription. Another benefit to using liquid glucosamine is that the cost per dosage is far less than the daily cost for the prescription medications associated with the disease. Also, liquid glucosamine is extremely easy to give animals compared to tablets and capsules. One simply has to pour the contents of the daily dosage of liquid glucosamine over the dog’s food at mealtime and allow him or her to consume the product along with their meal. Most of the glucosamine products are packaged in a bottle, which has a builtin reservoir for easily measuring the daily dosage required for that specific sized animal. Larger dogs require higher dosages than smaller dogs with the liquid glucosamine. Additionally larger dogs may take longer to show any positive benefits from the supplementation then do smaller dogs. Also, some breeds of dogs respond better to the supplement products then do other breeds of dogs.

At Cactus Canyon we offer all natural products, such as Flexicose for dogs, to treat canine arthritis safely.. Please visit: http://www.flexicose.cactuscanyon.com. Note: Glucosamine is an excellent supplement for cats as well.

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Our(Ur) Pets & Animals

Dog Paw Care

By Alex Kelly

in the Winter and all year long

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ith the weather getting colder it is advisable to think about protecting and caring for your dogs paws. Their pads are designed to withstand running and walking on different surfaces, but just as we would wear sandals on a hot beach or shoes in the snow their paw pads need looking after as well. With the ice and snow possibly coming, the streets will be treated with grit and salt, which can cause dry cracked skin and other irritations. Infections can also occur if the skin splits and is then walked on. Not only that, but naturally a dog will lick and gnaw at the affected area, which of course means they will then ingest grit, salt and whatever else is on the streets, possibly causing vomiting and diarrhea. Dryness is a big problem with dog pads. Naturally, in winter we all need a bit more warmth, whether it’s central heating or a cozy log fire is aglow, these are additional factors that add to drying your dog’s paw pads even more and contributes to the skin being irritated.

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So start with trimming the hair between their toes, this way they will have less chance of keeping salt crystals and wet mud particles in their pads throughout the day. Also, long hair can cause your dog to have less of a grip on slippery surfaces. Keep their nails trimmed as well. If they become too long they won’t give your dog any grip which will force your dog to walk on his back feet. This added pressure on the back paws could make his toes spread which in turn allows more snow, grit etc to gather in between their toes creating balls of ice and dirt.

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Foreign objects can become stuck in your dog’s pads. Regularly check in between toes for thorns, small stones, bits of broken glass and other debris. This is something that should be done all year round. Keep a towel and a bowl of warm water next to the front door for immediate paw rinsing and drying after walks. There are many paw balm treatments on the market that should be applied weekly or as often as needed in harsh conditions. I would suggest doing it all year round as part of their grooming routine anyway. The balm should form a dense, barrier wax that creates a breathable bond with your dog’s paws. There are some that have

…this way they will have less chance of keeping salt crystals and wet mud particles in their pads throughout the day. Also, long hair can cause your dog to have less of a grip on slippery surfaces…

been developed for use with sledding dog’s, it provides strong protection even in the most hostile conditions. Some are made from a blend of several food-grade waxes, and then refined. Obviously check all ingredients in anything that you buy for your dog as they have a habit of licking their paws. You can use petroleum jelly but never use human skin lotions. Massage their paws and pads to stimulate blood flow and relax their muscles and tendons. If you do it right they’ll enjoy it just as much as you do when being massaged or manicured. Begin by rubbing between their pads and then rub between each toe working your way up their shins and legs. Alternatively you could try and get your dog to wear dog boots. There are many varieties on the market that all offer great protection for your pet’s paws. However, personally through trial and error, I’ve found that the rubber style boots, that allow your dog to feel and grip the ground below, are the easiest ones for them to get used to. If in doubt, always check with a vet for the best treatments for your dog. Whatever shape, size or breed we have everything in our pet store to cater for even the most demanding, four legged diva in your household. We understand how important it is to not only have the latest cat toy, or the trendiest dog collar, but also to make sure the boring bits are covered. That’s why we have a variety of flea, worming and fur treatments. http://www. VetPromenade.co.uk.

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Health Lights By Christy Pooschke

Improve Your Diet with Nutritious Homemade Ketchup Most commercial varieties of ketchup contain sugar or high fructose corn syrup and vague, chemicaldisguising ingredients such as “spices” and “natural flavor.” Often the organic brands also contain these health-depleting ingredients, so making your own homemade ketchup is usually the most nutritious option. Try the quick and simple recipe included here. It’s made with healthful ingredients like raw honey and unfiltered apple cider vinegar! Cloves HEALTHFUL INGREDIENTS:

Apple Cider Vinegar (Raw & Unfiltered)

Typical commercial ketchup contains white vinegar that is distilled from corn. This type of vinegar is inflammatory and offers no real health benefit. Apple cider vinegar that is raw, organic and unfiltered is a much better choice because it actually contributes to health in many ways - eases heartburn, joint pain and joint stiffness; improves skin complexion and bowel function; breaks down fat to aid in weight loss; etc. You may need to shop at a natural food store to find this type of vinegar because it is usually not sold in the regular vinegar aisle at most grocers. Be sure to carefully scrutinize the ingredients label before making your purchase because many products on the market are labeled as “apple cider flavored vinegar,” and this is not the same thing! Such varieties are actually made from white vinegar (which is made from corn, not apples), and artificial flavors and colors are added to make them look and taste similar to apple cider vinegar!

Cloves are another healthful spice. They can reduce heartburn, relieve nausea, aid in digestion and ease joint and toothache pain. Cloves are anti-inflammatory and antibacterial, and they also contain high levels of antioxidants to neutralize free radicals!

HOMEMADE KETCHUP RECIPE: 6 ounces tomato paste (choose a brand that contains only “tomatoes”) 3/4 cup water 2 TBSP raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar 2 TBSP raw honey 1/2 tsp sea salt 1/4 tsp onion granules (or 1/8 tsp onion powder) 2 pinches ground allspice 2 pinches ground cloves Whisk all ingredients together in a medium bowl, and enjoy!

Raw Honey

Unlike the refined sugar and high fructose corn syrup in most store-bought ketchup, raw honey is a sweetener that actually contributes to your health. Raw honey is full of vitamins and minerals, and it contains high levels of antioxidants. Refined sweeteners are inflammatory and should be strictly avoided (especially when you are ill). Raw honey actually reduces the inflammation associated with many conditions (e.g., allergies, infections). Raw honey is also antibacterial, so it’s great to have around the house for dressing wounds, as well. Make sure you purchase honey that is truly raw because heating (i.e., pasteurizing) honey destroys its natural health benefits! Raw honey is most likely found at your local farmers market, natural food store or health section of your regular grocer. Most honey you find in the baking aisle of your regular grocer is heated (i.e., pasteurized) and pourable. In contrast, raw honey has not been heated and is generally thicker, less clear; it must be scooped out of the container rather than squeezed or poured.

Allspice

Allspice is a dried spice that helps control appetite, offers mild pain relief, aids digestion, regulates blood sugar and increases relaxation. It is also loaded with antioxidants, and it has antimicrobial properties that may protect foods from harmful bacteria.

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At GroceryGeek.com, Christy Pooschke shows consumers how to reduce their reliance on processed food. Christy is also the author of an “Additive-Free” Cookbook & Grocery Shopping Guide, and she offers personalized consultations, as well!Check out her blog to learn how to shop for and prepare additive-free, natural foods. You’ll love the free recipes, shopping tips and videos! Subscribe to “Grocery Geek” via email on the site’s main page or follow Grocery Geek on Facebook! Christy’s passion for eating REAL food was sparked in 2007 when she eliminated her Fibromyalgia symptoms through diet and lifestyle changes. Until this time, she had been ingesting a Standard American Diet of boxed dinners, soda pop, candy and fast food; and she was very ill. Since regaining her health with an additive-free diet, Christy has been on a mission to educate others about the dangers lurking in their cabinets and to help them achieve maximum health by reducing their reliance on processed foods. In her free time, Christy operates Completely Nourished, Inc., a non-profit organization she founded to educate folks about natural foods, natural health and natural living. Check out the resources, recipes and online community available at www.CompletelyNourished.org. It’s free! NaturalNews.com


A Scrub is a Scrub,

Health Lights

By Taleda Giallanza

By Carolanne Wright

by any other name, is still a Scrub

What is a Body Scrub?

A Body Scrub is called by many names; Scrub, Glow, Polish … In the end, whatever you call it, “it” is simply a product of granular substance that exfoliates the dead skin off your body allowing for a sublime healthy glow and baby-baby softness. Hey MEN - this one’s for YOU too ~ maybe even especially for you! Exfoliate and exfoliation are catchy words for removal of dry dead flaky itchy cracked (ewe) skin - the top layer of skin, called the dermis, exposing a fresh new supple youthful all over glowing YOU!! I can think of nothing better ... well maybe exfoliation in Jamaica? :) I digress .... So now that we know what a scrub glow polish is, what’s the diff between Salt & Sugar scrub glow polish? Sooooo glad you asked… All you need to decide is which you prefer. But hey, why decide - use both and have some fun!

Salt Scrub ™™ Salt scrub is a coarser granule than sugar scrub. ™™ Salt scrub is not sticky like the sugar scrub. ™™ The salt scrub has therapeutic benefits that helps remove the toxins and impurities from skin. ™™ Salt scrub is abrasive towards the skin and helps smooth calloused skin, it does not dissolve quickly or easily. ™™ Salt scrubs have mineralization properties that help in achieving a healthy skin. Organic Sea Salt, Dead Sea Salt is the best. ™™ The salt scrub is best suited for people with dry rough skin. It is also good for those with acne, as it helps absorb excess oil. ™™ Salt scrub is best used on very ruff, tuff, callused skin, as well as the majority of the body. It is not to be used on split, cut or open skin.

Sugar Scrub ™™ Sugar scrubs are a softer granule than salt scrub. ™™ Sugar scrub is stickier than the salt scrub. ™™ The sugar scrubs are gentler and therefore good for sensitive skin. ™™ Sugar scrubs do not have any mineralization benefits of salt scrub and are used for facial and lip exfoliation because of their gentleness. ™™ Sugar scrubs dissolve readily in hot water that makes it less abrasive than the salt scrub. ™™ The sugar scrub is best suited for first time scrub users and people with sensitive skin. Also, for more delicate areas of the body: face, lips, hands. ™™ The sugar scrub is not good for those with excessively callused skin as it will not help in removing the dead skin.

Apply the product before your bath or shower in circular motions beginning with your feet and move up. You may also stroke the product upwards as we do in massage - that’s the flow of our circulatory system. I do both; circles and stroke up on legs, circles on buttocks, circles and stroke up on the back, stroke up on arms, circles on abdomen ... Carefully get into tub or shower and rinse .... Then say “Ahhhhh”!! (You know you will lol) Whether you prefer to exfoliate BEFORE getting into or during your bath or shower - PLEASE BE VERY CAREFUL - these products have oil in them and are S L I P P E R Y!!! DO NOT WASH with any type of soap product - You are already so clean! Just rinse, say Ahhhh and let the water wash away all that yucky dead stuff right down the drain. Pat your new body dry and get amazed with how S O F T you are :)

Taleda Giallanza is owner of Sanctuary Massage, a full service spa experience offering Massage & Bodywork. She is also the only Employee! NLMT & NCBTMB – fully learned in Swedish, Therapeutic & Deep Tissue Modalities as well as Hot Stone, Body Scrubs & Wraps incorporating TCM and 5 Element Theory into sessions when appropriate. Along with running her spa, Taleda creates all the delicious smelling Body Butters & Scrubs used in her Bliss Treatments as well as her BlissIllows – Body Pillows. Her product line called Bliss Body & Bath, includes Bath Salts, Balms, Body Spritzers and other sundries. Taleda writes short articles for her website titled Weekly Healthy News – Topicals, Edibles, Pleasurables. For more information, please visit: www.SanctuaryMassage.com.or and/or call: 702-917-3845.

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Health Lights

Mind Over A Meal

By Dr. Joyce Nash

Nine Tips to Help You Pass Up Food Cravings

Food cravings have been known to break down even the most iron wills and spoil the healthiest eating plans. According to Dr. Joyce Nash, though, you don’t have to let urges to eat run your life and ruin your diet.

what you want to eat control you. The good news is that there are specific steps you can take to change the way you react when your brain tells you to eat something, now.

You’re sitting at your desk, diligently working the afternoon away…when all of a sudden it hits. You’re totally consumed by the intense need to eat a candy bar right now. You can see the soft brown chocolate as clearly as if it were already in your hand. Your mouth begins to water as you anticipate the rich, sweet taste, perfectly balanced by a few salty peanuts. You need that candy bar so badly it practically hurts, and you know there’s no way you’ll get anything done until your longing for chocolate has been sated. Yes, you’ve been blindsided by a craving…and if you’re not careful, intense desires like this one can sabotage your best efforts at maintaining a healthy, balanced diet.

So, first things first. What is a craving exactly? It’s an intense desire or longing for a particular substance. Both hunger and negative emotions can trigger one, as can imagining and thinking about something that would “taste good”. Even seeing an advertisement for a tasty-looking food or having an attractive leftover available can set off a full-blown craving.

Whether you’re on an official quest to lose weight or just want to be healthy, it’s crucial that you control what you allow yourself to eat rather than letting

The more we dwell on the idea of a particular food, the more we think about how much we want it and how great it would be to eat it, the more our craving grows. Pretty soon, that food is practically ‘calling to us from the fridge, the table, or the vending machine—and we’ll need a predetermined game plan in place if we don’t want to answer. Responding differently to cravings involves accepting our thoughts as just

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thoughts and feelings as just feelings, and remembering these are nothing we must act on. When it comes to eating, acting on our thoughts gets us in trouble. So we need to be a skeptic and think about what we really want out of life—the short-term relief from caving in to a craving or the long-term satisfaction of being as healthy as we can be. Observe and identify all the cues that prompt cravings and tell yourself, I don’t have to act on that. Also, get rid of as much temptation as possible! If you’re ready to do battle against the visions of chocolate bars and salty chips that dance in your head, read on to create a winning strategy: Catch Your Craving Early. Think of a craving like a weed: If you’re going to eradicate that unwanted plant life from your yard, it’s best to spray the weed killer early on before your entire lawn is infested. Likewise, if you interrupt a craving early on—before it gets out of control—you’re more likely to be able to stop it in its tracks. It’s easy to get stuck in a mental rut, just ruminating on the thing you want to eat. Try to consciously catch yourself doing this and purposefully turn your attention to something else. Think about a project you’re working on or recall a recent vacation—just don’t let yourself focus more on eating. If you continue to think about eating a particular food, your mouth will begin to water, and your mind will zoom-focus on that food until you lose control. Remove yourself from temptation’s path. While this is one of those “no, duh!” pieces of advice, it’s amazing how many people persist in not following it. The fact is, though, if you allow yourself to be around a food that typically breaks down all your defenses, you have only yourself to blame when you cave. If you’re serious about eating well, then for the love of all that’s holy, get out of the area of temptation! Cross the street if you see a bakery looming in the distance. Stay away from the food table at a party. Hang out anywhere but in the kitchen at the next family gathering! Distract your taste buds. Most of us have been guilty of exclaiming, “Wow! Look over there!” and then pointing in the opposite direction of something we don’t want a friend or family member to see. It’s time to employ that tactic with your taste buds. The next time a craving hits you, make your senses focus on something totally different.

If possible, brush your teeth and gargle with strong mouthwash when you feel a craving coming on. It’s difficult to feel like eating afterwards. Or put a strong mint in your mouth—anything to divert the taste buds. Alternatively, try dabbing some cologne or strongsmelling ointment under your nose. These are short-term ways to stop a craving in its tracks. Substitute, Substitute, Substitute. Yes, you can distract your taste buds through other tastes and scents…but don’t stop there! Any other healthy use of your time can divert your brain from obsessing over food. Try to choose an activity that will physically remove you from temptation, take up much of your conscious thoughts, or both. If you’re at home when a craving hits, hop in the shower—I’m serious! It’s hard to eat when water is cascading down on you. Alternatively, you might take your dog for a walk, call a friend to catch up, or get on the Internet. Do whatever it takes to distract yourself from wanting something to eat. Become A (personal) Environmentalist. You might not be able to control the fact that you see a picture of a big, juicy cheeseburger on a billboard each day during your commute, but you can control what you see in your own home. Managing your personal environment in terms of food is a crucial step not only in curbing cravings, but in eating well in general. Get in the habit of putting leftovers away promptly and storing tempting food out of sight Also, be careful when you shop. Use a list and don’t go to the grocery store when you’re hungry. If you feel that you just can’t resist buying your trigger foods, take your spouse or friend with you. After all…if you don’t buy it, you can’t eat it! Watch How You Talk To Yourself. We all talk to ourselves (and it doesn’t mean we’re crazy!)—there’s always a running stream-of-consciousness commentary of observations, opinions, and thoughts running through our minds. But what you might not know is that this sort of self-talk can sink you before you even set out to conquer your cravings…or it can help you clinch the victory. How do you think about yourself in terms of managing what you eat? Is it positive or negative? The fact is, thinking things like, ‘I’ll never resist eating a piece of cake’, or, ‘I already ate a handful of chips… might as well go all out since I blew my Continued On Page 24 *


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Himalayan Crystal Salt By Zirah

If you’ve already replaced ordinary table salt with sea salt, then you’ve made a step in the right direction. But some sea salts (supposedly 85% of them), including those sold in health food stores, are highly refined, and even certain unrefined versions are affected by environmental pollution. Himalayan crystal salt, on the other hand, comes from ancient sea beds formed 250 million years ago that are now located deep within this famous mountain range, so they were never exposed to the possibility of environmental pollution. And this is the only salt in which all minerals are incorporated into a crystalline structure—making it as different from other salts as a diamond is from coal. It’s this crystalline matrix that allows the salt to carry greater electrical energy and a much stronger life force than any other salt on the market. Sea salt, on the other hand, is made up of a combination of irregular and isolated crystalline structures disconnected from the natural elements surrounding them. Because of this, the body cannot absorb the vital minerals, however many it may contain, without expending tremendous energy to vitalize them. So sea salt assumes a medial role—it’s not as detrimental as table salt, but an ional-colloidal integration of its elements is not possible. This analysis, and the comparison of crystal salt to table salt and sea salt, has been confirmed by the Institute of Scientific Photography in Germany using light microscopy, as well as raster-electron microscopy. And what’s great about this salt is that it can be used in a myriad of health-promoting ways…not just sprinkled on your food. It can be taken internally to help detox the body and cleanse the entire digestive system, used in a neti pot to flush the nasal passages, or added to an enema to help cleanse the bowel. You can also use it as an ingredient in the Five Element Smoothie created by Optiz, and in making a salt brine. Amazingly, all the energy meridians of the body come into balance within 15 minutes of taking this brine, so it’s a great way to start your morning! But that’s not all. To further enjoy its health-giving properties, the brine can be used externally to address a variety of health conditions, such as skin disorders, herpes, rheumatic pain, gout, ear infections, and nail fungus. And the coarser size crystal salt helps turn a hot soak into a detoxing, skin smoothing, soothing experience. With the larger, coarser size crystals you’ll notice the salt’s natural pinkish hue. This comes from the presence of hematite, a form of iron oxide that not only lends a beautiful color to the salt, but also an ionic form of iron that the body can readily absorb. So if you need some extra iron in your diet, the salt serves as an excellent source. And ionic iron does not build up in the body and cause potential harmful side effects, which many forms of iron supplementation potentially can do. Himalayan crystal salt also contains naturally occurring iodine, which is essential to health—in exactly the proportion your body needs (the form of iodine that’s added to most table salts is actually considered a toxic metal). So the presence of naturally occurring hematite and iodine are just two more reasons why this salt makes the best flavor enhancer and mineral supplement you can buy!

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Living Healthy During Middle Age Years

Mind Over A Meal By Dr. Joyce Nash

By Vaishali Food is your first wave of medicine. Your diet does affect the clarity of your thoughts in the same way that it affects your body’s overall wellbeing. Refined white sugar, white flour, saturated and trans fats are not foods that will protect your brain or memory or any other part of the body for that matter. These health-sabotaging foods will also decrease overall mental focus and create a sense of physical agitation or downright moodiness. If you want to improve your mood and keep your mind primed, cut out the junk food. A calm mind is a focused mind. Here are five suggestions to a healthier you:

1. Eat Brain-Boosting Foods The best foods for the brain are also great for the nervous system, immune system and the skin. Brain friendly foods include wild caught salmon, blueberries, leafy green vegetables, avocados, and sprouted nuts. For those of you who do not have the cleanest of diets, know that cacao beans are high on the list of brain friendly foods. Look for dark chocolate made with 70% or more cacao and, of course, organic is the best choice for any foods you consume.

2. Release Toxins Thru Massage Lymphatic drainage massage specifically targets the lymph system. It aids in the breaking up congestion within the lymph system, tones and supports the lymph nodes as well as facilitates the fluid’s movement throughout the body. Massage works directly on the entire digestive system and is a powerful technique for lymphatic care. You can learn techniques such as Chi Nei Tsang, which is designed to be self-administered. Once you learn how to do it, you have a lifetime of free treatments. A deep-tissue massage is also effective in the release of stored toxins.

3. Do Not Deprive Yourself Of Sleep And Rest A tired or fatigued brain is a brain that is not regenerating nor restoring its energy. When you miss getting adequate rest your performance level suffers and moodiness sets in. The longer the deprivation, the greater and more rapid the mental decay. Studies indicate that when people have been sleep deprived for too long they begin to hallucinate and display signs of madness. The good news is that with quality uninterrupted recooperative sleep, the fatigue goes away rather quickly and you return to your right mind.

4. Try A Cold Laser Treatment This boosts the lymphatic system, supports drainage and keeps the fluid moving. Cold laser sessions are completely painless and oftentimes yield immediate results. Cold laser sessions offer a safe treatment option for the very old or very young or those already weakened by drugs or chronic illness. Acupuncturists, chiropractors and other alternative health practitioners may offer cold laser treatments in conjunction with their ongoing health care packages. Or check for cold laser treatment centers in your area.

5. Watch What You Eat

Food is your first wave of medicine. Your diet does affect the clarity of your thoughts in the same way that it affects your body’s overall wellbeing. Refined white sugar, white flour, saturated and trans fats are not foods that will protect your brain or memory or any other part of the body for that matter. These healthsabotaging foods will also decrease overall mental focus and create a sense of physical agitation or downright moodiness. If you want to improve your mood and keep your mind primed, cut out the junk food. A calm mind is a focused mind. Vaishali is the author of, You Are What You Love and Wisdom Rising. Vaishali learned to transform her life after she had two terminal disease diagnoses. She is completely recovered and shares her wisdom. She is a health a columnist for the Huffington Post and an international health and wellness speaker who has appeared on The Dr. Oz Radio Show and Oprah.com. Visit: www.PurpleV.com.

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diet anyway’. This thinking makes you much more likely to obey your body’s request for a particular food. Instead, try to consciously tell yourself, ‘That junk food is no match for me’, or, ‘I’m proud of myself because I know I can maintain a healthy lifestyle’. Don’t Let Hunger Gain The Upper Hand When you’re extremely hungry, unhealthy foods are likely to look even more attractive than usual. Plus, your resistance is likely to be at an all-time low. With a little planning though, you can completely avoid this pitfall. You’ve probably heard this advice before, and it’s still as true as ever. “Don’t skip meals, and eat at least three of them a day with planned snacks. Never go more than three to four hours without eating. And drink plenty of water!” Remember, This Too Shall Pass. Just like waves in the ocean, cravings peak and then subside. Using the tactics above, learn to “surf an urge”; in other words, ride it out. And sooner or later, that can’t-live-without-it craving will miraculously be gone. If you find your hand twitching toward the door of the pantry, wait ten minutes, then decide whether or not to eat. In the meantime, get busy doing something else. Tell yourself something like, It won’t kill me to wait. I can handle it. Because guess what—you can! Indulge In A Little Of A Good Thing. While it’s obviously a bad idea to throw in the towel each and every time a craving rears its head, remember you can indulge in favorite foods in moderation. Maintaining a healthy diet doesn’t mean you can never have deep-fried chicken or decadent German chocolate cake ever again. Just don’t allow these things to become the norm on your menu. When you do indulge, watch your portions and do so without guilt!

• Don’t shop when overly hungry or tired. These are the times when your defenses against “junk” will be at their lowest, so try to schedule your shopping after a meal and earlier in the day. • “Sanitize” your pantry. Yes, it’s fine to indulge in your favorite “guilty pleasures” from time to time in moderation, but it’s not a good idea to keep your pantry constantly stocked with them. Remove your biggest temptations. • Make leftovers less prominent. Store them in containers that are not seethrough, or even discard them if you think you won’t be able to resist until mealtime. Remember, you can waste it or waist it! • Keep food out of sight so it stays out of your stomach. Put away reminders of food—like the cookie jar or the partially full chip bag—and store problem foods on a top shelf or cabinet. • Pre-portion your problem foods. If you know a certain food presents a particular temptation, divide it into smaller, reasonable portions before storing it. Then eat only one at a time. • Harness the power of optical illusions. Serve food on small plates so it looks like more than it actually is. • Use common health sense. C’mon, we all know (more or less) what will clog our arteries and what won’t. Choose and prepare healthy foods. Avoid frying; broil, bake, or poach instead. • Slow down! Unless you truly are pressed for time, remember that meals aren’t a race. Take your time—your taste buds will thank you! • Let someone else clear the table and clean up. If post-meal grazing is a big temptation, try to negotiate your household chores so you are able to avoid this one.

Yes, cravings are a very real temptation for everyone. But even though they might have been your diet’s downfall in the past, tomorrow is a new day. Using these tactics, you can reduce your vulnerability to the urges that prompt you to eat problem foods.

• Brush your teeth before clearing the table. If you’re stuck with this chore, make a quick trip to the bathroom and brush your teeth first. You’ll be less apt to munch afterward!

A brief recap: • Always shop from a list. Knowing beforehand what you need to buy keeps you on the straight and narrow grocery store aisle, whereas “impulse shopping” will quickly fill your cart with problem foods.

Joyce D. Nash, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of eating and anxiety disorders. Dr. Nash has authored nine books including, Lose Weight, Live Healthy: A Complete Guide to Designing Your Own Weight Loss Program. Visit: JoyceNashPhD.com.


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What You Make of It working very well. The institutions and systems to which we have looked for security are not serving their purpose, and need to be replaced by systems that actually help people. But we have to let go of what is not working before we can step into what would work better. We have to trust the process of transformation. Two caterpillars sat on the ground looking up at a butterfly flittering above the trees. “You’ll never get me up in one of those things,” one caterpillar remarked to the other. The irony, of course, is that the caterpillar already is one of those things. While you and I envision a world transformed, we may be so steeped in the identity of who we have been and the “reality” of how things have been that the idea of living a better life in a new world may seem fantastic, even ludicrous or frightening. Yet the butterfly is so much freer than the caterpillar, that any caterpillar in his right mind would be exhilarated to step into the dreamliner.

2012 will be the year of just such a transformation if we choose to make it so. Leave the hoo-ha to Hollywood and create the year you would have. Perhaps the end of the Mayan calendar signals that we will move beyond the limits of time as we have known it, and dwell in a consciousness free of time and space. Perhaps the changes we experience in and around us are the runway on which we take off to soar through skies we once only looked up at, but are now ready to explore.

All end times lead to beginning times. Now there’s a prophecy we can live with. Alan Cohen is the author of many inspirational books, including the justreleased, Enough Already: The Power of Radical Contentment. Listen to Alan weekly on Hay House Radio show, Get Real. For more information about Alan’s books, programs, or his free daily inspirational quotes via email, visit www.AlanCohen. com, or phone 808‑572-0001.

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2012

An Astrological Outlook

Predictions for the New Year

Perry’s chart has many strong activating factors including the ability to receive enormous funding, which may be why I see so much negative advertising against Obama in the Libra Ingress chart. Additionally, Perry has the fixed star, Betelgeuse active in his chart. I witnessed how this star protected George W Bush, despite so many negative transits. Very similar transits occurred to President Nixon’s chart, but he did not have Betelgeuse, and he left disgraced. This is the most powerful star of success in the heavens. It requires nothing from the person to bring them success! President Obama has many excellent signatures for a successful re-election and the most interesting one is that this election takes place in a Mercury Retrograde period. Obama was inaugurated during a Mercury Retrograde period and that is a sign that there will likely be a repeat performance. I took the time to examine all election and inauguration charts back to 1932. All re-elected Presidents, except Clinton, have this signature. All one term presidents, Carter, Johnson and Truman do not have the Mercury Retrograde signature, so we can say this factor certainly appears to increase his odds.

One more note. Our world is changing rapidly as we continue through the Galactic Center. Frequencies are being raised, and people are awakening to their own power. They are discovering that they can take action for change. This new awareness can change our interpretations of mundane astrology. What we read in these charts is based on thousands of years of research, but as man’s consciousness expands, there will be new, more positive interpretations for all astrological patterns because man will respond to the challenges in a more constructive way. We are learning to seek change through peace and cooperation instead of through war and domination. So as we experience our outer revolution, let us remember to keep a vision of peace, and practice loving ourselves. Know that together, we are creating a better world. Michele Avanti CAP, is an ISAR Certified Astrology Professional, an accredited Fixed Star Analyst, and a Metaphysician. She has been teaching metaphysics since 1972. To follow updates to her predictions, visit her blog at: AstrologyandMore.blogspot. com or to ask her questions about upcoming events, ‘Like’, her Facebook page at: Facebook.com/michele.avanti.

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Speaks on 2012

just to eat. You think that the Arab uprising is big; wait until you see the Chinese explode. The Chinese will step away from their sewing machines and say, “What will you do if I will not work today?” The whole country will shut itself down, and the leaders will say, “Well, we will kill you then.” The people will answer, “You can’t kill all of us. We are too many.” Understand that We the People of China will stand up and be counted in 2012. If you did a census on them, you would not believe the numbers. They want to feel good about the world in which they live. They want to get a day’s pay that matches the pay in America. How much money do you think the United States actually borrowed from the Chinese—one trillion, two trillion, seven trillion? The United States has borrowed nothing. It’s all just a paper transfer. No money switched hands. Q: Can you speak on finding peace within, in 2012? KIRAEL: Peace in the body is a four-body process. It is about the emotional body on top of the physical body and the spiritual body on top of the mental body. When you were born into this journey and the God Creator said, “We have a space for you on Earth. Go down there and do what you want to do,” you traveled through the spirit world to reach your human self. You brought your higher, or spirit self down into the magical mental world, then into the emotional and the physical worlds. If you want to rise to the level of your spirit self again, you must start with the physical body and travel up into the emotional body. Get these four inches of junk—all your negative emotions—out of the way and have an emotional body filled with love, like Master Jesus or Master Buddha, or the Lady Quan Yin. After you have lightened your emotional body, go into your mental world and bring about 10 or 15 percent of your full mental process onto the Earth plane. You will see your mental process expand. Your spiritual body will say, “Oh, my God, I found you! Where have you been all my life?” Do not ask for this to be done. Be willing to do it. Your physical body is such a gem. It houses your cellular consciousness, which is the seat of your evolution. Get past your fears and anger, because they will tear you down. Understand that you are human and then release the fear and anger. The energies that were in here asking questions before I came in all understand your love. They understand that you are never actually mean. They know you have to pretend to be mean–you have to be veiled to be mean, sick, or mentally anguished. You have to prepare to be those things by donning a veil, because those emotions are not natural for you. You are love, a beautiful light of love. Let your love guide you. Pay attention to nothing but your love. Q: What groundbreaking developments will we see in sustainable and alternative energy in 2012? KIRAEL: 2012 will be a banner year because the journey of “going green” will unfold. You will see advances where cold water is used to provide air conditioning. The water will be pumped in and re-circulated. Maybe by 2013, little towns will dig down into the ocean to get water to heat and cool their homes and then pump it back again. It’s called “blue water” and it has been around since day one, waiting for someone to do something with it. People can use it to heat, to cool, to drink, to bathe, and then put it back into the ground again. In 2012, you will see people rolling up their sleeves to clean up the messes left by an industrialized world. You will go green in earnest in 2012. Angels are coming in by the gross because they want to get this shifting process going. Every time you walk down the street, your angels walk with you, but on the day you wake up with a bad attitude, they back off a bit. When you are in love, the angels hug you close. So, if you want to do something, do it in love. If you can’t do it in love, do nothing. When you do nothing, it will be heard loud and clear—and that’s saying something in itself. It means you do not want to play. Pay no attention to those who do not want to play. The angels will not help them and you do not have to help them, either. Say a kind word and go on your way, and let your silence take its toll, because if you say a kind word, they will scream at the top of their lungs for days and still nobody will talk to them. Eventually all will become silent, which will be the golden measure of love and light. So, my friends, I wish you all a golden 2012. You’ll love 2013, too. God bless you Kahu Fred Sterling is an author, minister, medium and Internet talk-radio host. As a medium for Kirael, together they provide information for global peace and love. Please visit www.Kirael.com or call 1-800-390-1886. IN LIGHT TIMES • january, 2012 • PAGE 25


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DEBORAH D. SMITH, 702-286-9124 Medicine Buddha, balanced and energy healings. Distance and remote healings available. www. EnlightenHands.com.

JENNIFER WALLENS, 702-818-3988 or 615-633-6103 Communicate with deceased loved ones & our pets. For health, career, financial, future trends & more call today. Visit: www.JenniferWallens.com.

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michele avanti - cap, 541-863-6631 How do stars and planets affect us? For natal, compatibility, personal year charts & more. www. AstrologyAndMore.com.

MICHAEL STELLITANO, 702-734-4777 Relieve Pain & Stress, physically, emotionally and spiritually. I can show you how to heal yourself & others. www.YourHealingHands.com.

JANET HANDLEY AULT, 702-808-8784 Improve your life with a 6-week course in spiritual development. Looking for answers? Clairvoyant readings. JanetReikiMaster.com.

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ATTORNEY AT LAW ROBERT SIDELL, 702-384-3847 There is nothing more important than family. For all your Personal Injury questions visit. www. LasVegasAttorney.com.

Cafes GO RAW CAFE 702-450-9007 E or 254-5382 W Soups, salads, wraps, burgers, fresh juices, smoothies, Vegan coffee, classes, meeting events. Two locations for your convenience. - www.GoRawCafe.com. chinese medicine holistic medical clinic, 702-228-2088 Dr. Damon Yang has over 50 years experience. He uses acupuncture and pulse check to bring the body into alignment. Relieve pain and stress. CHIROPRACTORS Dr. pamela fleming, 702-641-3008 Chiropractic & Holistic Health Care, saliva tests, hormone evaluation, bioidentical treatment, car accidents, neck/back pain. CHURCHES ECKANKAR, 702-369-0101 Do you want more from Life? Find out who you truly are. 3160 E. Desert Inn, Suite 14, LV. www.Eckankar.org. unity Center in the valley, 702-435-3289 Serving those who seek the Most High. Services 10am. Sunday school ages 4-12; Study groups. UnityCenterInTheValley.org.

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SPIRITUAL COUNSELORS­ Allan Martin Osman - 702-473-0163 Call or email from: www.TheKeysToReality.com to schedule Free Introductory Session with experienced, practical teacher-counselor.

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WELLNESS CENTERS ANGEL BLESSINGS, 702-873-1700 $39/hr Introductory Spa special; $145/wk Treatment room rentals, Books, Gifts, Reiki, Massage, 2626 S. Rainbow #105. www.AngelBlessingsLV.com.

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Stellar Influences by Michele Avanti, C.A.P. How To Use This Column:

Because both your sun and moon sign are important, please read the sections for both of them. As you do, note that each section is broken into Insight & Picture. Insight: offers a key to what the planets may be trying to teach you during this period. Ponder it, and your consciousness should expand. Picture: is a broad picture of what may occur in your world during this period in time. When the MOON is VOID OF COURSE anything begun will not reach fulfillment. Daylight hours when the moon is void of course: Jan. 2 from 12:07pm to 2:16pm; Jan. 7 from 11:52am to 1:05pm; Jan. 9 after 6:25pm; Jan. 13 after 5:58pm; Jan. 14 before 5:28am; Jan. 16 from 7:29am to 8:33am; Jan. 18 from 10:32am to 11:29am; Jan. 20 from 1:50pm to 2:40pm; Jan. 22 after 5:38pm; and Jan. 27 before 10:28am. LUNAR ACTION: Waxing Periods: Jan. 9-22 begin with the new moon. It is a time of new beginnings and fresh starts. In candle magic, it’s known as the time of gathering. Waning Periods: Jan. 23-Feb. 7 begin with the full moon. It’s a time of completion. In candle magic, it’s known as the time of banishing. NEW MOON: Jan. 22, 11:39pm in Aquarius. The waxing period focuses on new friendships, progressive ideas, revolutionary experiences, inventions, eccentric conversations, and unexpected encounters. FULL MOON: Jan. 8, 11:30pm in Cancer. The waning period focuses on fulfilling emotional issues concerning family, home, real property and mom. Famous Capricorns: Benjamin Franklin, Elvis Presley, Kevin Costner, Tiger Woods, Carolyn Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Maureen Reagan, Janis Joplin, Cassius Clay, Kit Carson, Al Capone, Thomas Becket, Clara Barton, Joan Baez, Albert Schweitzer, Loretta Young, Daniel Webster, Paul Cezanne, Andrew Johnson, Joan of Arc, Howard Hughes, J. Edgar Hoover, Alexander Hamilton, Barry Goldwater, Kahlil Gibran, Edward Teller, A.A. Milne, Woodrow Wilson, Conrad Hilton, Mao Zedong, Millard Fillmore, Marlene Dietrich, Cicero & Robert E. Lee. ARIES Mar. 21-Apr. 20

CANCER June 22-July 22

9-22: Insight: Words and acts are indelible. Caution averts regret. Picture: You’re challenged to end a situation at home. For best results, choose to express your feelings. 23-Feb. 7: Insight: Others mirror what you want to learn. Picture: New levels of freedom of thought are yours as a result of an inventive new friend.

9-22: Insight: Clinging will backfire. Picture: Follow your hunches to complete a family situation, property purchase, or genealogy search. 23-Feb. 7: Insight: Your beliefs are the basis of your woes. Picture: New friends cause you to re-evaluate your feelings and your need for freedom.

TAURUS Apr. 21-May 21

LEO July 23-Aug. 22

9-22: Insight: Achievements are most enjoyable shared. Picture: Expressing your feelings while completing a home project is very satisfying. 23-Feb. 7: Insight: Change is only chaos when we stand still. Participating gives clear perception. Picture: New progressive people challenge you with freedom and change.

9-22: Insight: Hiding feelings does not make them disappear. Picture: Frustration reaches a conclusion as denial and irresponsible indifference are viewed. 23-Feb. 7: Insight: Without the people, there is no crown. Picture: New love, children or friends tug at your need to be number one.

GEMINI May 22-June 21 9-22: Insight: The facts speak for themselves. Allow others to reach their own conclusions. Picture: You must complete a family situation that is frustrating. Stay focused for best results. 23-Feb. 7: Insight: Three deep breaths on the hour instill calm and help maintain focus. Picture: Opportunities seem limitless now. You receive sudden offers from unusual friends.

VIRGO Aug. 23-Sept. 23 9-22: Insight: The comfort of home, the love of family, are treasures. Picture: You’re satisfied completing a home purchase, decorating, being part of a big reunion or other family project. 23Feb. 7: Insight: Progress is built on past success. Picture: Conversation with a friend exposes new ideas and a need to reinvent yourself.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY Capricorn! c,Tenth Sign of Zodiac • Feminine • Cardinal

Earth Sign • Ruler: Saturn • Colors: Burgundy & Dark Reds • Gemstone: Garnet • Flowers: Ivy & Pansy • Herbs: Comfrey, Hemp & Hemlock • Cell Salt: Calc Phos • Rules: Knees, Skin, , Bones & Teeth • Key Phrase: “I Discipline!” • Most Compatible Signs: Taurus & Virgo

Capricorn you’re the conservative, ambitious, punctual, practical, serious, inhibited and unemotional people of the Zodiac. You rule nations, corporations and courtrooms. From birth you have an awareness of time and have an unquenchable drive to achieve in life. When negative, you bark orders, focus on the negative, crush people’s ideas & tend to scowl. To say you made a mistake or that you’re sorry is difficult. You realize everything in life is an investment, and find yourself treating people you love like investments, instead of cherishing the value of their love. Your need to be challenged pushes others away. When you fear failure, you will act superior instead of asking for help. When positive you exude charm; your love of history, quality and craftsmanship flows. You set goals meticulously and work hard. You know your limitations and seek people with talents you need. Once you attain goals, you become the philanthropist, enjoying adulation from others. You excel in corporate environments, politics and government. You could be a jailer, scientist, watchmaker, chiropractor, osteopath, miner, mathematician, orator, serious actor or school administrator. LIBRA Sept. 24-Oct. 23

CAPRICORN Dec. 22-Jan. 20

9-22: Insight: Emulate Solomon and wisdom will prevail. Picture: Ending a family situation challenges your sense of fairness and your need to be nurtured. 23-Feb. 7: Insight: You can’t erase your words. Picture: A new opportunity for friendship, love and wild adventurous conversations.

9-22: Insight: There is a time for everything under h e a v e n . P i c t u re : Completion of a home project brings family back into focus. 23-Feb. 7: Insight: Revolutionary ideas are the basis of all inventions. Picture: Progressive people and their incessant opinions irritate you.

SCORPIO Oct. 24-Nov. 22

AQUARIUS Jan. 21-Feb. 19

9-22: Insight: Intimacy develops by revealing your secret self and trusting/ listening to your mate. Picture: Opportunities for a more comfortable home. A loving relationship offers more intimacy. 23-Feb. 7: Insight: Freedom has no ulterior motive. Picture: New friends challenge you with their spontaneity, honesty and independent life-styles. SAGITTARIUS Nov. 22-Dec. 21

9 - 2 2 : Insight: In everything we see in others, good or bad, is a reflection of ourselves. Picture: You need to reexamine your home life. Emotional stress interrupts your sleep. 23-Feb. 7: Insight: Silence is a time of knowing truth. Picture: A new wave of freedom and understanding emanate from unusual conversations made at odd hours.

9-22: Insight: Home is where the heart is. Picture: Conclusion of an emotional matter makes you reassess your need for family. 23-Feb. 7: Insight: Truth is fresh air to those who hear with their hearts. Picture: A new friendship develops filled with wild ideas and expands your opportunities for love.

PISCES Feb. 20-Mar. 20 9-22: Insight: Your intuition is clear, follow it. Picture: You have an opportunity to have the house and/or family of your dreams, but you must pay attention and take action. 23-Feb. 7: Insight: The gift in change is seldom recognized until later. Picture: Sudden changes frustrate you. Speaking with eccentric friends makes it worse.

Michele Avanti, Cap, Eft-3

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21 SATURDAY Natural EYESIGHT Improvement Workshop, 1pm; Better vision without glasses, contacts or surgery in just two hours! Call 702-252-3502 or visit: www. Transformations-LasVegas.org. 22 SUNDAY EXPLORATION IN MEDITATION, 3:15-4:30pm; $15/class; Get to know your inner Self. Go to www.HighestVisionGroup.org (blog) & receive a $5.00 discount on class. For more information, contact Julie @ 702-320-1123. ONGOING EVENTS SUNDAYS CENTER OF LIGHT, Monthly meetings dedicated to studying Real Ascended Masters teachings. Spiritual healings. Call 702-792-3873 for dates, times and location. NANDAGIRI PATH OF SELF-REALIZATION, 10am Service. The teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda. Meditation Classes, Yoga. Visit: Anandagiri.org or call: 702-534-8413. UNITY CENTER IN THE VALLEY, A positive approach to spiritual living! Worship & Youth Ed 10am. Meditation & Metaphysical Discussion. Jan. topics: 1st Say “Yes” to Release, Burning Bowl Ceremony; 8th Say “Yes” to a New Name, White Stone Ceremony; 15th Say“Yes” to Telling the Truth; 22nd Say “Yes” to Embracing Your Greatness; 29th Say “Yes” to a Joyous Life; 6375 S. Pecos Rd. #218, LV. www.UCIV.org 702-435-3289. ECKANKAR WORSHIP SERVICE, 10am, Eckankar Center 3160 E. Desert Inn Suite 14. 702369-0141. Jan. topics: 1st The Art of Graceful Living; 8th Awaken to Greater Spiritualy in Your Life; 15th Best Your Best and Higher Self; 22nd The Blessings of Gratitude; 29th Break Free Spiritually; Community Hu chant song at Eck center, 7pm third Friday or fourth Friday at Pure Health 6:15pm; 7575 W. Washington. SPIRITUALIST CHURCH OF ETERNAL LIGHT, 11am; Music, meditation, healing, messages at 3430 E. Tropicana, Suite 62, NE corner of Trop & Pecos (Trop. Plaza). Call, 702-3626184. http://communitylink.reviewjournal.com/lvrj/eternallight. TEACHING OF THE INNER CHRIST, 11am; Friendship Circle and meditation. 3160 S. Valley View #100, 702-645-0904. www.TeachingOfTheInnerChrist.com. TUESDAY METAPHYSICAL BOOK STUDY, Teachings from the Pleiadians, 6:30p-8pm. Sponsored by Unity Center in the Valley. Held in private home. Call for directions. www.UCIV. org 702-435-3289. REIKI HEALING CIRCLE, 6:30pm; Donation; Rated Las Vegas Best Inspirational Healing Circle. Open to everyone. Call: 702-252-3502 or visit: www.TransformationsLasVegas.org. WEDNESDAYS PRAYERS FOR THE PLANET, Send personal and planetary Prayer Requests by phone 702-530-3250 or website www.PrayersForThePlanet.org. TEACHING OF THE INNER CHRIST, 7pm, Meditation; 3160 S. Valley View #100, 702-6450904. On Facebook @ Teaching of the Inner Christ Las Vegas. MINDSHIFTER SUPPORT GROUP, 6:30pm. Free yourself from emotional pain and experience release and joy. Unity Center in the Valley, 6375 S. Pecos Rd. #218, LV. www.UCIV.org 702-435-3289. ONGOING EVENTS DIVINE WISDOM FROM THE ANGELS—Making Your Connection, 6-8pm; $30/person or $50/couple. On February 12th, join Linda West, psychic-medium for an evening of insight about 2012; how to function in the new energy; get in touch with your angel guides; receive powerful readings for thriving in 2012. Reserve your seat @ 928-3672040 or www.LindaWest-Medium.com/upcoming-events/. WAY OF THE SHAMAN: Shamanic Journey, Power & Healing, March 3-4; Las Vegas. Learn classic methods of the shaman for healing and problem-solving. Discover your power animal and spirit teacher. Awaken dormant spiritual abilities. Experiential workshop with the Foundation for Shamanic Studies. Michael Harner, PhD, Director. Information/Registration Beth Beurkens, M.A. 541.708.0473 www. ShamanicUniverse.com.

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Bullseye Pet Supply 702-702-233-4157 Bullseye Pet Supply offers High Quality Products, holistic, natural pet foods, unique pet treats, quality kitty litter, pet toys and more…and at competitive prices. Better still, you will save time and gas as we deliver to your home or office for free; no more heavy lifting. Go to www.BullseyePetSupply.com and order online. It’s easy, fast and convenient. Brand named pet food available. We work with clients and the recommendations from veterinarians. Your pet needs to be on a diet? Let us help. Call today 702-233-4157 or visit: www.BullseyePetSupply.com. See page 19 & 30

702-259-4667 Rebecca Bryant is a Certified Permanent Cosmetic professional since 1993. Her atmosphere is friendly and personal, focusing on your comfort, safety and satisfaction. Rebecca will evaluate your skin tone and facial features to enhance your look with natural, custom contours and colors. Topical anesthetics and a gentle healing touch will keep you surprisingly comfortable. Whether active or unable to apply your makeup, permanent makeup is the key to looking your best, all the time. Visit: www. MakeupByRebecca.com. See page 20

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Got Angel? 716-316-9123 Gemstone Healing Angels were created to combine the Metaphysical (healing properties of gemstones) and the Spiritual (praising the angels around us). Each angel is prayed over before it is sent out on its mission. We have, pendants, necklaces, bracelets and more. Gemstone properties include: healing, support, faith, abundance, light, career, communication, awareness etc. $1.00 from each sale s donated to “BRAINS“, a Pediatric Brain Tumor Research Fund www.TheBrainsGroup.org. No matter what we may be experiencing, angels are here to help, just ask. Visit: www. GotAngel.com. See page 23

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Janet Handley Reiki Master & Clairvoyant 702-808-8784 Are you looking for answers? Do you realize there is more to life than what you experience? Imagine your body feeling relaxed and calm. Being able to make decisions from a place of confidence, balance and harmony can take you to new heights. Janet Handley was born and raised in England. With 20 years experience in the healing arts, Reiki Master Janet utilizes the healing power of Reiki and her clairvoyant skills to bring understanding, guidance and wisdom. She conducts classes and gives individual readings. Her goal…bring healing, spiritual growth and peace into our lives. You’ll love her accent & you’ll love Janet! www.JanetReikiMaster.com. See pages 13 & 30

Transform Your Life! Reiki Master & Clairvoyant, Janet 702-808-8784 Do you have psychic abilities that need developing? If yes, then join me for a weekend or a six-week course of Psychic Development and Meditation. This safe and fun course will set you free from the stress around you. Learn to apply your intuitive tools to unlock your hidden abilities and make your life a joy. Call me to learn more or visit www.JanetReikiMaster.com. See pages 23 & 30



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