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Engery Healing

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Dawn Greaves

Recovery Coach Skin Care and Yoga Instructor for Better Home Body Detox

February 2015 Volume 5 Issue 2

Dawn Greaves From Ordained Minister to Construction worker to Recovery Coach and Yoga Instructor


spreading compassion to all sentient beings and Living in healing and peaceful world Editor

Maryam Morrison

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Dawn Greaves

Remember, Interpert & live your dream

Message from my Guides

By Sherri Cortland

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The celestial Elevator...

By Josef Gallenberger Ph.D

Andean Cat

By Orna Ben Shoshan

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Personal responsibility

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From Ordained Minister to Construction worker to Recovery Coach and Yoga Instructor I do not very often think of my life as “unusual” until I start telling my story. You know that moment, you are at a party and in the small talk (get to know you phase) and someone asks, “So, where are you from? and What do you do?” As the story unfolds and I hear myself explaining my life path I begin to realize how definitely unique things for me have been. I’ve packed quite a bit into my 44 years and although I’m happy in the here and now, getting to this point has not been easy. I believe we all have bumps and scrapes along the way, I have learned to embrace mine and in my heart believe that it is not the celebration of victory that defines us but rather it is the overcoming of obstacles that allows us to experience pockets of grace. I was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1970. My Family did not live there very long and when I was 8 years old we moved to Ft Lauderdale Florida. My teen years were the typical 80’s scene. If you have ever watched the movie, ‘16 Candles’ you will know what I mean. The movie had the stereotypical jock, smart one, rich one, rebel and weirdo by high school definition. The thing of it is I never related to any one of the characters. I felt I was a little bit of all of them rolled into a messy ball. My high school was small, I was popular in the sense that everyone knew who I was, but I got the sense they did not quite know what to make of me. Which

now looking back makes sense because I did not quite know what to make of myself? Spiritual things were always of interest to me, I was not raised with a formal religious upbringing so I was able to investigate and consider the religions of my friends. When Shirley McLain published “Dancing in the light” in the early 1980’s I read it. The draw was immediate and I decided I wanted an altar and to meditate. Improvising, I took a speaker box, put it in a pillow case and created my first altar. I would sit and stare into the flame of a candle, and would concentrate on “becoming one with the light.” The problem was, I had no idea what I was trying to achieve or if I even knew what it meant. In my teenage mind the concept seemed cool and appealing but after a short while of trying and not turning into a human size flame, I gave up. I began to dabble with Tarot cards, read Nostradamus and books on metaphysics. What would become my life long quest for a sense of connection began. “Why?” was my favorite question, I wanted to know everything about life and how “we” got here. I felt separate and alone, small and isolated. I was often referred to as an “old soul”, which I thought meant I was more mature than kids my own age and I liked the way that sounded even though it didn’t feel very good. 7 THEEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥ February 2015


Throughout high school I would talk to my friends about their religions and continue to read books on the supernatural and paranormal. My heart longed for something, I continued to sense that there was great meaning to life.

Depression and Night Terrors. Throughout my rehabilitation I relied heavily on my faith and the church. Fortunately I was young and healthy, my body responded well to treatments and my recovery by all counts was considered miraculous. Although I enjoyed the years that I spent as a At 19 I believed I had found the answer. As Christian Minister, my heart over time lost I began studying with a conservative Chris- it’s connection to organized religion and I tian Bible group. decided to leave that life behind me in 2001. The next 11 years of my life were dedicated to bringing the message of God as I had been taught it to people at their home, work or anywhere I could find them. In 1996 I moved to Bangor, Maine. The leaves changing in the fall are beautiful, and one day while taking a drive to enjoy the scenery the car I was in was struck. The accident was severe, it was necessary that the jaws of life were used to get me out of the car. There was no hospital in the rural area. While I was being transported it became evident that my left lung had been punctured, if it was not for the willingness of a young paramedic riding with me attempting to perform an emergency procedure, I would have died before I ever made it to the hospital. The prognosis was not good, hospice was called in to support my family and friends and to prepare them for the fact that I most likely would not live. After several days of being in a coma my situation turned around and improvement began to occur. I had a team of eleven doctors that worked diligently to do as much damage control as possible. It remained unclear as to if I would suffer permanent brain damage and if I would be able to walk again. My physical rehabilitation lasted two years. I went from a wheelchair, to a walker, to crutches and eventually a cane before I was able to walk without assistance. Psychologically I suffered from PTSD, Generalized Anxiety, 8 THEEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥ February 2015

I moved to Santa Fe New Mexico “The Land of Enchantment”, after trying my hand at being a Real Estate Broker I decided that I preferred the construction aspect of real estate and opened a development company. We specialized in Historic remodels and for five years I loved my work and the magic New Mexico offered. Within five years however my gypsy spirit called me away and in 2006 I moved to Louisiana. It would be the years that followed when I would come face to face with my own personal demons, struggle with the physical ramifications of my car accident and finally begin to get closer to answering the questions I had been asking my whole life. Although I had been a drinker prior to my car accident in 1996, 10 years later would find me in full swing. I drank daily, sometimes for fun but mostly to kill the emotional and physical pain that I felt. It was a habit, it was an addiction and I was an alcoholic. Even though all the signs were there I refused to acknowledge and accept that I was an alcoholic, I believed that I was not like other people that drank every day. I had gone back to college, I was on the dean’s list and in multiple honor societies. I worked diligently to keep my external life together and exemplary. Internally I was falling apart. I had lost my way after leaving the church, and although I considered myself to be a “spiritual person”,


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I lacked any type of consistent practice to met my teacher I knew in my heart ankeep me focused or with a sense of con- other piece of the puzzle had been put in nection to the universe. place. I began attending the Yoga School in Covington Louisiana and was under the In 2010 I threw myself into self-help books, direct tutelage of Becky Gelatt. The linbooks on religion, Angels, crystals, medi- eage I would be following under was that of tation etc. but ultimately it was not until I Krishnamachorya, T.K.V Desikachar and began to maintain a daily meditation prac- Gary Kraftsow. The teacher trainings and tice that my spirit began to heal. Nightly I topics for discussion were more rigorous began to listen to Kelly Howell meditation than 4 years of college. CD’s. I listened to everyone I could get a hold of. Then I started listening to Thich It was while attending an IAYT (InternaNhat Hanh, Wayne Dyer, Ram Dass, Deep- tional Association of Yoga Therapist) conak Chopra and many others. ference that I met Richard Miller and was introduced to iRest Yoga Nidra. As founder After finishing my degree at LSU, with a fo- of iRest Richard Miller explains, “Durcus on Psychology, Philosophy, and sociol- ing Yoga Nidra, we investigate our actual ogy I decided to go to school for a year to experience so that we can understand study to become an addiction therapist, I the nature of who we actually are and wanted to follow in the footsteps of the man what the world really is. Yoga Nidra helps who had helped me. He had seen past the us investigate and dispel the roots of our anger and pain and in my estimation done conditioning that underline our mispercepthe impossible…he had put Humpty Dump- tions of reality. Yoga Nidra dissolves the ty back together again. I began teaching obstacles that stand in the way of our leadsubstance abuse education courses and ing an authentic life of purpose and meaninterning as an addiction therapist. During ing, and for those who are interested, it this time I also began to immerse myself in can awaken us into living an enlightened studying ancient texts of various religions life of self-realization as our True Nature.” – and spiritual leaders, daily meditation be- Yoga Nidra, A Meditative Practice for Deep gan to change me and my focus on life. Relaxation and Healing I craved greater understanding of the magical aspects of life, my childish wistfulness The idea of an investigation into who “we” returned with a vengeance. My desire to really are and what life means for “us” had “help” others heal from addiction and trau- me hooked. Being able to not only learn a ma grew but I knew that strictly convention- scientifically based meditative practice for al methods were not the only way, I decid- myself but to also be able to train in the ed to follow my own path. After becoming techniques and teachings of iRest Yoga certified as a pranic healer and receiving Nidra in order to help others heal from my national certification in recovery coach- various physical and emotional ailments was ing the next logical piece for me was going what I felt I had been searching for all life. to school to become a registered yoga Several trainings and retreats later I can say teacher. without a doubt I made the right choice in following the path the Universe has put me on. The day I signed up for the program and 10 THEEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥

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I have learned that it is true that when the student is ready, the teacher will come. I have been blessed with many teachers in the past several years all of which continue to help me grow in my personal practice as well as my ability to help others. I opened my own company in September of 2014, Light of Dawn Yoga, LLC. I am enjoying teaching both private coaching sessions and group meditation practices, the New Year has been amazing now that I am able to dedicate myself to work that I love. The possibilities are endless and the future feels bright and expansive. It seems like every day I have a special interaction with someone, even if it’s as simple as an exchange via social media. Although I have become an RYT200, I continue weekly teacher trainings with my original yoga teacher Becky Gelatt, who is a font of knowledge and I cannot imagine learning even a quarter of what she knows even if I spent the rest of my life trying. I will be attending the 3rd part of the 4 part training to become fully certified as an iRest instructor as I am now a TIT, (teacher in training) January 29th –February 1st with Richard Miller in San Rafael California at Santa Sabrina. And February 8-9 I will take my final intensive with Master Stephan Co in level II Pranic Healing. It is my hope to continue to advance in my trainings in order to help myself grow and heal and share the gifts my teachers have imparted to me with others. It’s been approximately 30 years since the teenage girl that I once was began to meditate as best she knew how. It has taken years of searching to finally find my place in the world and I love being here and fully present for my life today. After my near death experience

people would tell me how lucky I was to be alive. At the time I did not feel lucky. I felt lost, confused and without purpose. A Yogic life (or my version of it) has changed that. Although I have Physical limitations and lasting injuries due to my car accident, yoga and meditation give me comfort emotionally and physical relief unlike any other therapies I have tried. I would like to encourage anyone and everyone to look to yoga and meditation for spiritual inspiration and physical rehabilitation. Yoga offers a path of self-investigation and discovery into all of the great “mysteries” of life, which actually aren’t so mysterious. The answers are there, they come when the time is right. Healing comes in all shapes and forms, but it is available. Happiness is ever-present as well. I cannot say enough in this brief article to even begin to skim the surface of the world I have been privileged to become a part of. It has taken my whole life and much searching to realize, we are not separate, but rather all One a part of the great I Am. It is my hope that if my story has touched you in any way or you would like more information and I can be of service to you do not hesitate to contact me. It would be my pleasure and privilege to help or share a moment with a fellow seeker. In gratitude with Love For More Information on Irest Yoga Nidra: Integrative Restoration Institute 900 5th Avenue, suite203 San Rafael, CA 94903 (415) 456-3903/info@irest.us/irest.us dawn.greaves.54-mandeville, la us Email- dlgreaves760@msn.com

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An excerpt from Dreams 1-2-3

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LIVE YOUR DREAMS By J.M. DeBord

Part 1

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Step 1 Remember Your Dreams The first step in my dream work method is learning how to remember your dreams. Dreams can seem impossible to remember or not worth the effort, especially dark or painful ones, and this all-important initial step often seems the most difficult. But it’s really not as hard as you might think. It just takes practice and a few good strategies. People also often think they “don’t dream.” I think it helps to know that, except in rare instances of brain damage, everyone dreams. Comatose people dream. Blind people dream. Babies in the womb dream. Even animals dream. If you think you don’t dream, the truth is you simply don’t remember our dreams. Don’t worry. By the end of this chapter you will most certainly begin to. If you are someone who has no trouble remembering your dreams, you might want to skip ahead to the next section about keeping a dream journal (page 8). For the rest of you, read on. In my experience, people’s inability to remember dreams usually comes down to lack of time or desire. If you are too busy and distracted when you first wake up, your dreams will often slip away. But everyone who tries to remember his or her dreams eventually succeeds. Here are some suggestions for dream recall: 1. Talk to yourself the night before. Tell yourself before going to sleep that you will remember your dreams. Really tell yourself. Say it like you mean it. Say it like a prayer. Anything repeated to oneself three times with full attention is likely to be remembered, so before going to sleep say three times, “I will remember my

dreams.” If you have difficulty saying it with conviction, you might be internally blocked— you say you want to remember but really don’t, or don’t think you can. If that’s the case, relax and let it come naturally. By reading this book you are planting a seed in your subconscious, and once you know the true value and benefit of your dreams, you will wholeheartedly want to remember them, and the conviction to say so and mean it will grow. 2. Write down your dreams. Make time to remember and write down your dreams as soon as you wake up. This will require an adjustment if you normally start your day at a run, but it’s essential. When I’m in a busy environment, I retreat to the bathroom with my journal first thing in the morning. 3. Review at bedtime, cue your mind. If you remember dreams from the last time you slept, review them at bedtime, or browse through your journal. By reviewing your dreams you cue your mind for that night’s dreams. 4. Don’t move. Stay in, or return to, the same physical position you were in when you first woke up. This physical cue helps jog dream memories and aid recall. I know someone who remembers his dreams as soon as he goes to bed, because the memories are stimulated by returning to a sleeping position. 5. Meditate. A clear mind, calmly aware of itself and its surroundings, is a great helper for remembering dreams. Don’t let the word scare you. Meditation is any activity that holds your attention in a relaxed way, so a peaceful walk counts as long as you relax and clear your mind.

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6. Be patient. The memories of your dreams are never lost, just stored away. There might be good reason why you block out some dream memories: They are too difficult to accept! Groundwork might have to be laid before the messages can be received. It’s fine to be a turtle instead of a hare when it comes to dream work. For most people, dream memories disappear soon after waking up, though the window of opportunity stays open longer with practice. So get in the habit of asking yourself as soon as you wake up, “What did I dream?” Hold other thoughts at bay as you look inside and ask that question. It’s like staring into a dark night and waiting for forms to take shape. In that black inkiness are your dream memories. One memory, just a flash of a dream, is enough to give shape to the rest. Relax. Breathe deep. Search your memory. If a fragment of a dream comes to mind, ask yourself if it fits into a larger picture. For instance:

remember other bits and pieces of a dream later in the day. By remaining at the edge of sleep longer and asking questions, the dreams aren’t allowed to escape as quickly. If you do forget a dream, don’t fret: Dreams repeat themselves, displaying the same scenario a thousand different ways if necessary. In my experience, the dreaming mind is eager to get to work whenever I am, but the motor might take a few cranks to get started. If at first you don’t succeed, keep trying.

If you draw a blank when you first wake up, pay close attention to your feelings, which can give clues to what you dreamed. Allow your imagination to fill in gaps; your intuition and feelings know what happened in a dream even if it can’t be recalled. Also, flashes of dream memory can be remembered any time during the day. A simple act like sitting down to type at your computer or getting your usual cup of coffee in the break room can trigger a new detail of I wake from a dream and remember only that your dream to surface. I was with my brother at a costume party. To remember the rest, I ask why we were there, Don’t judge a dream while remembering how we got there, what we wore. I then it. This can be a terrible hindrance by the recall that we drove to the party after visit- ego to avoid painful or uncomfortable dream ing our mom. By asking why we visited her, content. If the ego (see page xvi of the I remember that we picked up costumes she introduction for a refresher on how I use this made for us. term) is one-sided, dreams will go the other direction just as far to illustrate what is out Once the initial association is made, it leads of balance. further into the dream memories. I usually don’t need more prompting to remember the In return, the ego, avoiding a hard look at rest of the dream, but if I do I continue the itself, can go to great lengths to preserve same process of questioning the details and its illusions. Everything seen in a dream paying close attention to anything that com- is part of yourself or connected closely. pares or contrasts with waking life. Accept it. Embrace it. It’s all you taking shape and telling a story about your life. Waking up opens the memory hole and Listen and learn; don’t judge. soon the details slip away, though you might 15 THEEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥ February 2015


If you have tried self-suggestion and the other tools described here to remember your dreams and are still drawing a blank, try the following strategies. Napping. No alarm to wake up to, no work day to begin. Napping on a sofa or guest bed can stimulate dream recall, as can any change of sleeping environment.

meaningless, or blocking memory. The small print is supposed to indicate if a drug affects sleep or dreaming. If you are taking a sleep aid, read the insert and ask your doctor about other methods of aiding sleep.

Going to bed intoxicated also affects dreaming, as does cannabis. Some war veterans use medical cannabis to escape the nightGoing to bed at your regular time but waking mares of being back in combat; like alcohol, fifteen minutes early to an alarm is another it suppresses dream recall and interferes option. I don’t like it because waking to an with the sleep cycle. alarm tends to scatter my dream memories, but early sleep research discovered that people woken while having a dream are very likely to remember it. Sleeping longer than normal is also known to help with dream recall. It gives the mind and body needed rest and opportunities to dream. People who go for long periods without sleep tend to have really bizarre dreams, which I attribute to rebellion in the unconscious side of the mind. Polyphasic sleep, sleeping multiple times in a twentyfour hour period, can also affect dreams. One particularly extreme form of Polyphasic sleep known as the Uberman sleep schedule breaks sleep into six twenty-minute naps, one every four hours. This can produce terrifying dreams, according to some people who have tried it. You don’t want to make an adversary of your unconscious mind; it needs complete sleep cycles of around ninety minutes to run processes for maintenance of mind and body, without which a person breaks down mentally and physically. Plus, with each consecutive dream cycle, dreams become longer and more meaningful. Half-hour naps don’t cut it. Some drugs inhibit dream memory. In my experience, drugs that aid sleep also affect dreams by making them strange and 16 THEEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥ February 2015


In recovery groups it is well known that soon after cleaning up from a drug or alcohol problem, a person will dream intensely. Dream activity usually picks up after a few days of sobriety, or after a few days of rest from a busy job. It gets intense because there is a backlog of dream content, but it’s better to slog through and let the dreams run their course than use a drug or some other means to avoid them. I’ve also known people who have quit using tobacco or taking prescription drugs and began remembering unusually powerful dreams.

J.M. DeBord began studying and interpreting dreams two decades ago, and now one of his personal dreams comes true with the publication of Dreams 1-2-3: Remember, interpret, and Live

Your Dreams, a groundbreaking book that makes dreams understandable If all else fails, take a long vacation and leave for everyone and shows how they can be the alarm clock at home. Extra sleep is the used for your benefit. best stimulator I know of for remembering dreams. DeBord’s publishing career began 25 years ago. He has worked in newspaper, radio Tip and television journalism, and is the author If you wake up in the middle of the night and of a novel, Something Coming: a New Age remember a dream, you only need to write Thriller. He currently lives in Tucson, Aridown the major symbolism to jog your mem- zona and interprets dreams as a moderator ory and fully remember it the next time you at Reddit Dreams, where he is known as wake up. “RadOwl.” Dreams 1-2-3 is available from Amazon. com and in bookstores near you. ISBN 978-1-57174-702-0 Hampton Roads Publishing Company Distributed by Red Wheel/Weiser, LLC.

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Spiritual Growth Checkpoint

Messages from my Guides

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By Sherri Cortland

www.sherricortland.com

Every Friday for two years, one of the members of my Guide Group (the same “GG” who channeled the info for my first three books) channeled messages for the folks on my Facebook page, and they still do this once or twice a month. They talk about a myriad of subjects in their Facebook posts, including what I personally consider two of the most important topics for us to work on in 2015:

was originally posted on Facebook—I had instant feedback every week on how much the information that the “GG” was sharing was helping my page members, and honestly, it took me by surprise how many people they were reaching.

And so, all of the “GG”’s posts were compiled and organized by my sister and coauthor, Debbie Ihburg-Smith, into my Guide Group’s newest book, Guide Group 1) Understanding just who we really Fridays, which Ozark Mountain Publishare on a soul level; and ing tells me will be released right around 2) Learning to use the innate power we the same time this article appears in The all possess to spot our windows of Eden Magazine. In addition to the posts, I opportunity for growth, raise our wrote introductions for each of the chapters vibrations and move ourselves and also included some wisdom and advice forward spiritually. from metaphysical and spiritual authors Shelly R. Wilson, Jill LeBeau, and Paula Believe it or not, I used to be very shy about Renaye. my metaphysical studies and beliefs, and I didn’t want the public attention that comes To celebrate the “GG”’s new book, I want with writing books, articles, and especially to take this opportunity to share some exposts on Facebook. I’ve been working on amples of the insight that Jeremy, Olexeothis and by my third book, I was no longer porath, Gilbert, Selena, Charles, Akhnanda, kicking and screaming when the “GG” want- and Sunna have channeled, and I chose ed to get information out to us, and when these three posts because I think that we they told me they wanted to put together a all deserve (a) to know that we are making collection of their Facebook posts for a new a difference (it’s hard work being in body!) book, I didn’t hesitate. I think the reason I and (b) it’s time to remember just how powdidn’t vacillate for one second at their lat- erful we are (important when it making deciest request was because of all of the feed- sions that will allow us to expedite our spiriback I received when each of the messages tual growth). 19 THEEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥

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Message from Selena: ‘Greetings my friends, it is an honor and a privilege to speak with you today. My work is primarily with vibrations and the transforming and transmuting of vibrations on planet Earth and other planets as well. In this regard, I am, in a way, tuned in to what is happening in your dimension and it is this subject I wish to speak with you about today. It is clear that thanks to your efforts, changes are happening on not only a 3D Earth level, but also hat these changes are affecting other planets and dimensions as well. As one individual or group of incarnated souls takes action that increases the frequency level, it changes your planet, but it also has a positive effect, energy-wise, on the universe as well. This speaks to the immense power that you wield and are largely unaware that you have. Each positive action, no matter how small, has a ripple effect that, like a table of dominos falling into each other, affects the energy level of all beings on Earth and beyond. Remembering who you are while you’re incarnated on Earth is difficult; remembering the extent of your power is even more difficult. Know that you are wellloved for undertaking this difficult journey, and know that we are always with you. Go in peace.” Message from Olexeoporath: “Sherri I will write with you this is Olexeoporath. It is interesting to us on this side of the veil that you are unable to see connections between situations and occurrences in your lives. On this side we can see how experiences relate to each other and where they are taking you in terms of spiritual growth. We understand that you cannot see things unfolding as clearly as we can see them unfolding, but there are steps that you can take 20 THEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥

to make up for this difference: Life scripts, or continual unsuccessful attempts to learn a lesson, are something that you can notice and acknowledge if you will take the time to make an honest appraisal of your life. If you find that you are drawing the same type of situation or person to yourself, then you have a life script which equates to missed windows of opportunity to learn a lesson you wish to learn. When you spot a life script, prepare for the next window of opportunity by analyzing how you have handled the individual situations that make up your life script, and resolve to do things differently the next time a window opens; i.e. change your actions or attitude—the way you handle such situations. These changes or alterations in your attributed/behavior will eventually enable you to end your life script; at which point you will have made substantial growth. Go in peace.” Message from Gilbert: “Sherri, it is Gilbert. I will write with you today. Today let us speak of living in the moment, a phrase that has nearly become a cliché but a phrase that all should take seriously. The present is where important choices are made. The choices that were made in the past shaped your present, and the choices you make now will shape your future. You cannot undo the past, but you can learn from it, and use those experiences and the wisdom gained to help you make better choices today. There are difficult choices to be made every day, and you have your Higher Self to guide you, so listen to your little voice within when you have challenges in front of you and you are not sure if you should turn right or left. There are also easy choices in front of you, such as smiling at or giving a kind word to someone. Your days are filled with choices that affect your future, and choices that will create positive energy and increase vibratory levels.

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Debbie Ihburg-Smith, co-author of Guide Group Fridays, currently lives in Middletown, New York and is a frequent contributor to Sherri’s Examiner.com column, particularly with regard to the meaning of dreams. Shelly Wilson is an author, spiritual teacher, metaphysical talk show host, and psychic medium. For more about Shelly and her books and services, please visit her website at www.shellyrwilson.com. Jill Lebeau is an author and radio show host who , through thirty years of private practice as a spiritual psychotherapist has honed her gift for guiding people to live their dreams. For more about Jill and her book and services, please visit her website at www.fengshuiyourmind.com.

Originally from New York State, Sherri Cortland lives in Orlando, Florida with her husband, Ted Dylewski and their many cats.

Photo by: Heidi Winkler www.HeidiWinkler.com

Such is the power of YOU. Go in peace.”Waking up and realizing our power comes with responsibility; waking up to who we are and understanding that we are control of our lives and spiritual growth is a weighty thing—because with it comes the realization that if we remain stagnant, it’s due to our own inaction, but it also comes with the immense satisfaction that as we move forward, it’s because we are making it happen. We have that power. Namaste.

In addition to writing books for Ozark Mountain Publishing, Sherri is also the Orlando Metaphysical Columnist for Examiner.com, where publishes new columns twice weekly, and she also shares messages from her Guides on her Facebook Author Page. For information about Sherri’s new book, please visit her website at www.sherricortland.com and click on the link for Guide Group Fridays. You’ll also find a special limited time offer from Ozark Mountain Publishing to pre-order Guide Group Fridays (due out in December 2014) for just $12.

Paula Renaye is an author and certified professional coach, intuitive and energetic healer who helps people uncover and clear their deepest emotional blocks to love, success and happiness. For more about Paula and her books and services, please visit her website at www.paularenaye.com. Guide Group Fridays is available in Barnes&Noble stores, Barnes&Noble.com, Amazon.com, and Ozarkmt.com 21 THEEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥ February 2015


Excerpt from Inner Vegas: Creating Miracles, Abundance and Health

Energy Healing By Joseph Gallenberger, Ph.D.

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From my experience, applying energy for healing can have instant results about twenty percent of the time, results within a day or two about thirty percent of the time, a bit longer perhaps ten percent of the time, and no apparent result about forty percent of the time. Under the “no apparent result” I would include that the identified problem remains at least in the short term, but that the person’s attitude toward it becomes more positive, or other positive changes occur including insights into what might be the cause or what might need to change in lifestyle for the problem to be resolved. One of the advantages of energy healing is that is tends to be much easier to enter into relationship with a plant, animal, or person, than in the PK examples with objects mentioned previously. We can more readily use the natural compassion we have, and our natural desire to alleviate suffering. This makes the open-heart part of the equation much easier to generate. Perhaps the most difficult person to apply the open-hearted compassion to is to ourselves. We may feel guilty about having the illness, or because of the pain involved have rejected part of our own body that has pain, as evidenced by using phrases such as “my bad knee.” We may have much fear that will need to be transcended, such as doing healing while waiting for a biopsy report. With dice and spoons it may be a challenge to have a strong desire or the will to create the PK effect. With healing we may have too much desire

and find it hard to move from willfulness to willingness. Just as with PK we have the challenge here of being unaware that our thoughts and emotions are creating either a positive or negative effect, and we may attribute what is happening to luck, or to “God is punishing us” or “God is rewarding our prayers.” I am not saying here that in either PK or energy healing that we are doing it all by ourselves. As you know, my view is that “All is One” and that we are in communication with essential forces when doing PK of any variety, including healing. And the essential forces that we may be in communion with, in my opinion, include God, grace, and spirits. In fact I actively affirm the presence of these forces and extend my gratitude for their assistance when doing healing. Finally there is something about using energy healing for others that I am reluctant to call a challenge but it is definitely an issue. We are working with another being that has consciousness and free will. As we have mentioned, illness can have unconscious sacred purposes. When we enter into agreement to offer and accept healing energy, we enter into a sacred dance where it is best to send energy for highest purpose and to acknowledge that neither person in the contract can be absolutely certain what the best outcome will look like. Just as I did when finishing the section on PK, I would like to end this section by giving you some energy healing guidelines that you may find useful if you choose to engage in energy healing.

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Joe’s Energy Healing Tips

do not know what is best for the person.

• Energy occurs in the context of the entire • Illness can be present for many sacred person—body, mind, and spirit. The diagnostic and treatment tools of traditional and complementary medicine, high quality nutrition, positive environment, exercise, and psychological and spiritual guidance all may be powerful healing avenues. Please obtain medical attention if needed.

• Approach healing with unconditional love,

defined as love-unbounded by the personality of the sender or receiver. This opens the heart, unleashing the most powerful energy from which to do healing, and softens the ego which can restrict full energy flow.

• Healing can transcend time/space if one

believes this is possible. There is no need to be in the same physical place as the recipient for healing to be effective.

• It is helpful for both the sender and

receiver to affirm that healing can be instant and complete, or can unfold in the best way.

purposes including as a teacher, or as an imbalance that is being rebalanced. It has been said that the purpose of prayer is to cure illness but at times the purpose of illness might be to initiate prayer.

• In its essence, to do healing pull in strong

earth energy into your heart and highest of spirit energy into your heart, so that you are grounded and expanded at the same time. Then ask permission, and affirm that you are willing to be a pure conduit for the highest healing energies for the person’s greatest good. See the person in their finest health right now, then send loving energy by any means that seems right to you, such as through your heart or hands, and continue this sending for as long as it seems appropriate. There may be a sense of completion when the healing energy is sufficient to accomplish the amount of change possible at that time. Think of the energy as a catalyst for positive change in the person’s life, and that it can trigger a continuing healing process for them.

Another way to do healing is to be in the • Rituals such as a healing space and do- •powerful balanced loving state described

ing healing according to a methodology can above and just think of the person in their be helpful in focusing intent and creating highest, forming a resonance connection confidence, but are not essential. with them that can raise their energy into resonance with yours. • It is respectful to have consent. If this is not possible then I ask permission from my • For directing healing towards yourself the higher self to the receiver’s higher self. same principles apply, including surrender to highest purpose, asking for assistance,

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• The meditation materials and exercises in Dr. Joe Gallenberger SyncCreation home study and workshops will greatly help you raise and focus energy. SyncCreation will also melt blocks to being a powerful agent for healing.

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is a clinical psychologist with 30 years of experience. His students often achieve dramatic physical and psychological healing, influence over dice and slot machines, and beautiful manifestations in their lives. A dynamic, heart driven speaker, Dr. Gallenberger is in demand internationally on topics such as psychokinesis, energy healing, and manifestation. He is a senior trainer at the Monroe Institute and created its highly successful MC² program. Gallenberger developed Sync- Creation®: a Home Study Course in Manifestation. He is the author of the book Brothers Forever and the CD’s Partners and Manifesting with Hemi-Sync. He is the author of Inner Vegas: Creating Miracles, Abundance and Health and his latest book Liquid Luck: The Good Fortune Handbook www.synccreation.com

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Archangel Wings of Healing The healing light of Archangel Raphael by Heike Stenzel Angel Beyond www.angelbeyond.com

What a pure healing energy, beautiful color, shining in its magnificent of emerald green light. This is the ray, you instantly feel and see when you invite this celestial being into your space. And his presence is known as Archangel Raphael! Raphael deeper meaning is in resonance to “It is God who heals”, “God heal” and is purest intention and creation is to heal and help mankind to forgive oneself and others. Archangel Raphael is known in traditional religion in Judaism, Islam and Christianity and in spiritual prospective in the esoteric and metaphysical lineage. A divine being to serve the world in a non-judgmental attitude; so everybody can call upon Archangel Raphael! And with this, he is one of

the favorites to work with in Angel Readings that carries the essence and its intention of healing within and without. Angel Readings and healings are always offered in a sacred and safe space of healing and guidance. Once the permission is given to connect, will allow the Practitioner to read the client and work from a level of higher guidance and clarity, in a supportive and empowering way! Today I have Sonali Kalgaonkar with me, though not face to face this time! She is based in Mumbai in India, but this won´t make any difference as we connect on “Skype Café Angel & Beyond.” There is really no time and space – and with this, 27 THEEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥ February 2015


I go straight into the first clear message I receive for Sonali´s question she has addressed today. “One question for which I need divine guidance is to know what I need to do get my health in order’s want to be fit and active and I need guidance on the way forward to achieve it” Sonali announces as the theme for this reading. It is very advisable in honoring the divine space to allow clarity and guidance coming in. Another very important aspect to have in mind is leaving behind your own opinions, experiences and mind chatter. Very often after invoking and giving permission, divine source and Angels guidance is felt in the way that you can feel the shift in energy. You may become hot, or your heart starts beating faster; or you may get chills, goose bumps, feel someone touching you, hearing a whisper and your eyes are starting to flicker, something that points out that you’re channeling.

still some wounds and hurt in your heart chakra. It has been there for a long time! I am hearing, when you became aware of it, you suppressed those feelings, not to feel the anger and guilt towards your father’s way of handling things. “Remember it is a way you have been thinking and this programming is still present in your subconscious mind!”

Than the angel go over to her diet and they advise that she needs to be self efficient and to stay away from harmful substances that do not serve her best, but they outline that her diet has improved, but still needs some adjustment - I hear she needs to boost her immunity towards those, who do not see herself in the best way. “NegaI am hearing a clear instruction telepathi- tive thinking from outside can have an cally and communicate it to Sonali. “Sur- effect on you, therefore protection is so round yourself with white light. Put yourself important!” in this protective bubble, fill it with light. Breathe it in - She will have to speak her I start scanning her Chakras and see truth and this will have a positive effect that for her healing it is important to look on her 5th Chakra related to thyroid gland. after her fifth chakra. “Avoid harsh crit“Watch out for it and remember that you ics against yourself and to others who do are a great source and worthy!” Sonali not understand your way of thinking. This confirms some health issues with her thy- also has to do with mothering and the roid. issue to be mother or to be felt loved.” I announce to Sonali. I see that her right The Angels are sending me another mes- side is very clear and the left side needs sage to spend time outside more often. some healing. She can do more work on The Sun light will fill her body with new her sublet bodies when she is using the vibrant energy and this will lead her to prayers of her father. She can recall them increase her immune system. She can when she is going to connect to him in continue working in her environment, but Spirit. she may feels rejected at times and it will trigger her self-worth. “You are holding . 28 THEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥ February 2015


The Angel tells me that her voice is a healing tool and that she can use it with singing. “Find out the sound that you need for healing.” I say to her while I feel that her heart chakra is overcoming some burden. She is giving and she is receiving but she fears rejection. There is a fine subtle line that is not open yet. She will become aware of it when the healing starts to release the pain of her lost loved one. To support Sonali´s healing I suggest some positive affirmations she can use to be gentle and lovingly to herself “I love sending love and peace into my soul.”, “I am accepting god’s love within me”, “Love it is, what I give and receive from my soul “and last but not least “Thank you for this lesson, I am open to receive in love and gratitude.”

and do not serve her best. “See yourself and the person in mind, allow Archangel Michael to cut this chord, breath it out and release it” Invite Archangel Raphael to fill the voids with healing blue to bring calmness and peace into your vertebrae and nervous system Allow Archangel Raphael to fill you with healing emerald green light and protecting this space - only good shall come in and go out.”

“Peppermint tea is helpful for your digestive system and uses a cooling color like pale blue to give some support to your digestive system and colon. Your feet need more grounding. Rooting and cleansing the chakras by walking on the morning freshness of grass or walking on the beach to give the feet chakras the pulse to connect deeper to mother earth to feel to We reach the third Chakra that is also walk in her purpose.” I continue. called the Solar Plexus Chakra and I am informed by the Angels that this Chakra Her purpose is waiting to unfold. She has needs regular cleansing and well advised to allow herself to give herself more space for others to do. How you can do this? and time and to prepare all of this is the You can do the white breathe and release last message I receive and with this connegativity from your Solar Plexus, anoth- clude my feature herewith. er powerful technique is to use the “Violet flame” which goes as deep into the cellular With this I give thanks to Sonali, who gave memory and atoms. permission to publish her reading and photo in this feature, so we can share that Furthermore we want her to stop craving Angels are always with us and work to food that makes her thirsty, spicy sub- our best and Soul purpose. Cordial thanks stance can be strong at times and she are to Eden Magazine to raise the consciousasked to use natural sources to season ness and thank you divine and Archanher food. She can cook her meals very gel and Angels working with me in divine well and bless them with the divine light, alignment to help and empower others in allowing her to have more pleasure en- her true self! joying it. I glance at her second Chakra and spot two strings attached to herself. If you wish to shed some light on some Former relationship that needs a cutting question you have, you can connect with chords and giving back soul contracts Heike through Facebook or website www. she does not need anymore. I invoke AngelBeyond.com or on Facebook Angel Archangel Michael and we cut ties from & Beyond. In loving kindness! her old relationship, chords attached 29 THEEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥ February 2015


The Celestial Elevator Where and How Can We See Parallel Worlds

by Orna Ben-Shoshan


Worlds Far Out: The ongoing desire to discover an alternate fantastic reality, which is perfect and free of the limitations of time-space, begins is many people’s childhood. As children, we were often curious about who we are, and what this life is all about. In many cases, the death of a person we knew, have raised many questions about the after-life. The gnosis about existence of realms beyond is imprinted in the human collective experience. There is a vague memory in every individual’s mind regarding other dimensions of existence.

be recognized by our 5 senses. All other forms of life, which vibrate in higher frequencies that are beyond human perception, create the parallel realities of other realms. Scientists assume that parallel realities were created by the “missing” 80% of the mass released after the “Big Bang”. This mass was transformed into energy fields that compose the other dimensions. Different theories suggest that we exist in the 3rd dimension (out of 10). This is the most condensed energy field which enables the formation of matter. Other dimensions contain different forms of life, with different levels of consciousness in different frequencies. All the physical attributes known to us at our physical world, such as electro-magnetic fields, gravitation, and nuclear energy, are singular manifestations of the universal energy.

Where did we come from and what is the purpose of this life? This question is often asked by humans of all ages. Did we come to this world from another realm? Can life exist in other forms besides the one we live in? Can we access such realms? Can anyone see them? The Kabbalistic Outlook: According to the mystical Kabbalah, which In the second half of the 20th century, mod- investigates universal secrets and the esern science has developed new tools to sence of life, we can learn that the reality explain the existence of life in more than we are aware of represents a tiny section one dimension. According to the “String of the whole. The Kabbalah indicates that Theory”, the universe is spread in ten dif- the larger part of existence, the dimensions ferent dimensions consisting of different that we cannot perceive with our human energy vibrations, and the universal energy limitations, is indeed the reality itself and our field is composed of “membranes” and other physical life is just an illusion. esoteric shapes. The Kabbalistic “Ten Sefirot” – or Ten The Realm of Matter: Spheres – is a clear manifestation of the All that exists, seen or unseen, is an ten dimensions of the universe. The nine infinite field of being, composed of one higher spheres existed before our physical dimensional strings that vibrate in an infinite world has been formed. The highest sphere spectrum of frequencies. The infinite energy is “Keter” (Crown) – a dimension of eterfield contains all that there is, it is the source nal light, the source of everything that was where all forms of life exist. At the lowest created, a dimension with no limitations. The range of this wide ray of frequencies, there following eight spheres are stemmed out is a “thickening” of energy fields. The low- of the highest sphere, and actualize their est frequencies which crystallize into matter, previous sphere as their energetic consisare known to us as the “physical” world tency become more and more condensed. (dimension), which is measurable, and can

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The energetic volume of every sphere is one tenth of its previous sphere. The world in which we live is the sphere named “Malchut” – (kingdom), the realm of matter. The Scientific Perspective: The theory of parallel dimensions was first contemplated by scientists in Princeton University. A recent research by Prof. David Dutch of Oxford University has proven the theory of parallel worlds. He claims that we can only see a minimal portion of the large reality. Our world is only one of many possible hidden realities, only one single form of existence out of infinite dimensions that exist at the same time. According to quantum physics, there is more than one universe, and we can interact with alternate dimensions of being. Parallel realities may exist by different physical laws of time and space. Their transpirations can be manifestations of another set of possibilities that are alternative to the occurrences we witness in our own reality. They may be happening just a few millimeters away from us, but we cannot be aware of them because their energetic frequencies are unperceived by us. Accessing Alternate Dimensions: The human soul, which is an integral part of the immense universal energy field, has a subconscious connection with different forms of being. As humans, we are “trapped” in a physical body that limits our large vision of the universe. Consciously, we can only be aware of aspects that can be absorbed by our five senses. People who developed their sixth sense can access knowledge which is beyond the physical existence.

“worm tunnels” that exist in some mysterious locations in the universe. Mankind has vague memories (or traces of memories) of other existing dimensions, and there is an ongoing quest to overcome the limitations of the mind and access the large picture. Humans are able to connect with alternate realities in some conditions: As our souls leave our bodies during sleep, they can access higher realms and get recharged and reset. According to the Kabbalah, the sleep process is considered as some form of death, when the soul departs from the body. Practicing Jews have a special morning prayer to thank God for returning the soul back into the body upon awakening. In deep trance meditation, people can silence their ever active minds and connect with the eternal universal love energy. Psychics and metaphysical practitioners, whose sixth sense is developed, can access knowledge through deep trance as well. At death, the spirit leaves the physical body and moves on to a higher level of consciousness, which is limitless. In fact, this is the ultimate transformation into another dimension - a total change of form. As for “regular” living people, reading fantasy literature or watching science fiction movies may open their imagination to ideas and possibilities which are beyond “normal” existence.

Where Can You See Parallel Worlds? Art got the answer: Surreal art is characterized by images that come directly from the subconscious mind. As known in metaphysics, the subconscious mind is the medium through which our souls are connected to According to modern physics, the pas- universal wisdom. Universal wisdom is an sage between our dimension and parallel infinite pool that contains all information and realities is in the form of “black holes” or endless possibilities. 32 THEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥ February

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The art world, especially the surreal, visionary and fantasy genres, suggest a glimpse into the vast range of possibilities that exist beyond normal human perception. Some surrealist artists are, in fact, sort of clairvoyants who absorb images from alternate forms of being. According to social perception, they “capture” visuals through channeling. The artistic Simulation: Look at Salvador Dali’s paintings “The Dream” and “The Temptation of St. Anthony”: What if his vivid surreal imagination” describes an alternate reality where such scenes take place? Rene Magritte’s painting “The human Condition” is a clear illustration of one plane (The image on the canvas) merges with another (The actual landscape in the back). Magritte’s famous “Chateau des Pyrenees” depicts a huge rock floating over the ocean, with a castle built on its top. 33 THEEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥ February 2015


dimension. Orna’s painting “Departure” shows a woman carrying a pod, approaching a staircase through which she will embark on her travel into another dimension. The angel at the top of the staircase unveils the Remedios Varo, a Mexican surrealist, is a ter- passage to her. rific example of a clairvoyant artist. Her paintings depict a series of fantasy scenes that In her painting “The Elevator” two figures seem to be taken from alternate worlds: Look are carried in a wooden box over a halat her painting “The Alchemist” and see real- lucinated plane. Their faces are covered ity extending from one dimension to another. so that they can’t see the journey’s track. Well – everybody knows that a huge boulder cannot float in the air – but can this scene be possible in a dimension that has a different set of physical laws?

Another member of this group of artists is Orna ben-Shoshan, a fascinating selftaught visionary artist. Her paintings originate from a mysterious, far-out world and reveal colorful esoteric occurrences,in which creatures and objects interact in unpredictable ways. The metaphysical atmosphere in her creations draws the viewer into a journey through alternative realities. As a life-long student of Kabbalah and mysticism, Orna has always been fascinated with the gateway points – the borders between different dimensions. Her artwork reflects a wide range of potentials, as she explores the different aspects of transformation from one form of existence to another. Here are a few examples that illustrate her inductions: In her painting “shedding Heavy Traces”, two figures are carrying a person whose upper body emerges from an open carrier. The person is on his way “out” of this world – he is on the verge of leaving this realm of existence (death) and progresses into another dimension. His lower body has already disappeared into what can be interpreted as “nothingness”. On his departure he drops away heavy packages that symbolize the material load he had to carry throughout his life in the physical realm. The painting “Four Twin Souls” depicts four figures, that exist in one dimension, and being spiritually fed by their clone entities that live in another 34 THEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥ February 2015

A winged figure carries the cargo through air. This is a scene that deals with metaphysical transformation – as the passengers in the box are being moved from one level of consciousness to the other. Travelling through air, diffusing from one plane into another, riding a floating structure, opening a door to the void, climbing a staircase, or dissolving landscapes - there are many possible ways shown by art as a means to pass into alternate dimensions. If you are curious about the worlds beyond – this is the place to see them. As the human memories of parallel life forms fade when a soul is reincarnated into a new physical body, glimpses of memory may appear in our minds time and again, for a fraction of a second. Capture these visions! These moments of enlightenment come to remind us that our earthly life is just one of infinite possibilities in the mighty universe that created us.


IGOD A DOCUMENTARY FILM ON GOD PRODUCERS ROBERT FRIEDMAN AND NEALE DONALD WALSH DIRECTOR JONATHAN FRIEDMAN EXECUTIVE PRODUCER RASHMI KHILNANI RASHMI KHILNANI IS ONE OF THE SPEAKERS. IN THIS FILM WHICH WILL FEATURE SPIRITUAL AUTHORS, HEADS OF VARIOUS RELIGOUS DENOMINATIONS AND PEOPLE AT ALL LEVELS OF SOUL JOURNEYING. People have been asking questions about the nature of God since the dawn of humankind. And even though our world has seen many advances in both science and technology over the last few centuries, disagreements about God still, to this day, lead to ethnic and religious warfare, hatred, exploitation, the suppression of women, and the debasing of human dignity. Many religions have created rituals and dogmas that separate one from the other, and they often cling to the belief that only they have the answers, the correct explanations, the one truth. But are any of them actually right? Can the true nature of God ever truly be understood or explained? IGod will be out this fall 2014.

Link to see the trailer:

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The Andean cat is said to be the rarest and least known of all cat species. It is about the size of a domestic cat but can appear larger because its long fur and tail. Its coat is striped and spotted and silvery-gray in color, and its underparts are paler in color. The fur is very fine, thick, and soft, and the tail is pale and marked with nine dark-brown bands. The ears are gray in color. Adults grow up to 24 inches long on average and reach a shoulder height of about 14 inches. The average body weight of adults is 12 lbs. Andean cats are found high in the Andes Mountain range in South America. They have been spotted in Chile, Argentina, Peru, and Bolivia in rocky treeless terrain, where the conditions are very dry, windy, and cold. Very little is known about its social and reproductive behavior, but it is believed that the species is solitary. Diet may consist of small mammals such as chinchillas and viscachas, reptiles, and small birds. Very few Andean cats have been observed in the wild and none are found in captivity. The current population status is unknown. Threats to the species may include poaching by locals, and some cats are killed in Chile and Bolivia because of local superstitions. Currently, the species is being studied by the Andean Cat Alliance and Conservation International with the use of radio-telemetry. The Andean cat is considered to be one of the most endangered wild cats in the world and perhaps the rarest South American felid, and yet is one of the least known cat species. Its similarities to the more common South American pampas cat (Leopardus colocolo) have made studying this species even more difficult. There have been only a handful of observations of the Andean cat in the wild, few photographs taken and just a few museum have been preserved. It is described as a small but sturdy cat, with long ash-grey fur ... http://www.earthsendangered.com/profile.asp?gr=M&view=c&ID=11&sp=57 http://www.arkive.org/andean-cat/leopardus-jacobita/ 37 THEEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♼ February 2015


Skin Care

for Better Home Body Detox by John Khu

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There are many ways that we can tell that we might be in sore need of a detoxification. When you feel tired, mentally foggy all the time, snappish and irritable, and simply uninterested in anything that you might have to do, you’ll find that there might be more at work than simply feeling a little bit listless. When your body has become too laden with toxins to function at its best, you’ll find that there are several body detox tips that you can use. Throughout our day to day lives, we will end up putting toxins our body, and so it makes sense that we should make it regular efforts to get them out again. Believe it or not, good skin care is one of the most important aspects of making sure that your body does not carry too many toxins, so take a look to find out how taking care of your skin can be an instrumental part of the whole body detox. When you think about it, it makes sense. Our skin is our first line of defense against the various toxins that enter our bodies, and it make sense that our skin would retain some of the effects of these toxins and require attention during a total body detox. Our pores can become clogged up with oils that still hold toxins, dead skin sells that can become infected and so much more. Because of this, it is important that we keep our skin as healthy as possible, and when you do that, you’ll find that a dry skin rub can be an enormous help when you are considering your best body detox options. When doing a dry skin rub during a whole body detox, all you need to to do is get a long handled bristle brush that will allow you to brush your entire body. Start with your feet and move up your body, and

when you get to your chest, brush towards the heart. Cover every inch of your body in this fun natural body detox act, and make sure that it lasts at least ten minutes. This can help clear up your skin as well as improve your circulation, making it a great addition to your body detox program. When you are looking towards better skin care, make sure that you break a sweat! Sweat will carry toxins out of your body very quickly and efficiently, but due to the fact that many people have sedentary lifestyle, wear synthetic clothes that do not let them sweat, or wear too many lotions that actually block the pores, sweat can be made less effective than it should be. Take some time to exercise to get rid of toxins and take a hot shower afterwards; remember that a good body detox system is one that can make you feel quite good. One of the most enjoyable ways to detox and to take care of your skin is to do a skin rub. After you have finished brushing your skin, take some time to vigorously rub your body with a pre-made mixture of castor oil and olive oil. This is a great way to make sure that your skin come clean and is wonderfully moisturized while doing so. This is a great body detox tip that shows that you can have quite a bit of luxury in your day! Don’t let a good body detox system take a back seat; look around for a way to make it a part of your life through good skin care!

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Embracing the

Spiritual Life by Sara Chetkin

Nowadays, many of us consider ourselves to be on a spiritual path. We idolize teachers. We attend seminars. We study Buddhism or Yogic traditions. We try our hand at mysticism. We learn about guides and past lives, about energy work and manifestation. Maybe we recite affirmations or practice Ho’oponopono. Whatever it is we do to enrich this area of our lives, we always want to make sure that it is producing a desired outcome. For example, has your spirituality lead you to be more honest with yourself? Are you digging deep within and uncovering the untoward, the hidden, the “dark” side? Because if you are not getting in there and taking a good, honest look at your own agendas and negative belief systems, all of the guides, past life regressions, readings, healing sessions and weekend retreats won’t do a thing. Sure, you’ll feel a nice high for a few days, maybe even a week, but if you haven’t done the real work, inevitably you will crash.

that we embrace all aspects of the self. In order to progress, we must become brutally honest explorers of the inner world, and look to ourselves without blinders, gathering the courage to forgive and to heal. Until you lay bare your entire being, the beautiful along with the imperfect, you will never fully experience your true nature. We are too distracted by the trappings of the personality to look beyond it, but if you develop your spiritual life around the idea that you must know yourself at any cost, you will soon experience the inconsistency and the unreliability of the personality. You will prove to yourself how treacherous it is, and you will begin to turn from it and look for reconnection to the true you, the God-force contained within you. Our interest in this powerful force, this other part of us, will grow as our interest in our thoughts and feelings (our personalities) wanes. When we come to this threshold, something marvelous can happen, but first lets discuss this bigger part In embracing a spiritual life, it is paramount of us. 41 THEEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥

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Here’s the thing. We are pure consciousness. At every moment, the universal energy we call God is coursing through us all. We are all blossoming out of this lifeforce. It is us: inseparable from us. We do not consciously experience this phenomenon because we have strayed ever so far and ever so deeply into the maze of self-awareness (think Garden of Eden and the tree of knowledge). Eve didn’t wake up; she and Adam (i.e. you and me) fell into a forgetful state. We separated out of the oneness and “awoke” into duality. Now we are self-aware. We believe we exist as individuals, and so we feel separate from God. Unfortunately, feeling separate from God tends to bring about some self-image issues. Thus, we’re in the midst of a worldwide inferiority complex, and we’ve devised many elaborate and beautiful schemes to belie our perceived inferiority. We’re like two year olds trying to get God’s attention: “Look at me, look at me! See how powerful I am? See how beautiful I can be and how good and kind and talented, too!?” The problem is God’s not listening…because there is no God. Not like that anyway. There’s no being separate from us that lords over us, watching our every move. God is just consciousness: nonjudgmental, unbiased, omnipresent and infinite. Joseph P. Whittel describes it well: God is an “impersonal power, everywhere present, manifesting as life, through all forms of organized matter.” We are all expressions of this impersonal power. The reason it feels so good to get in touch with this incredible energy is not that it 42 THEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥

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is so loving and embracing. It feels good because we are reconnecting with ourselves. That’s your love you’re feeling. That’s your power you are kneeling before. It’s you! Yes, you are awesomely powerful, loving, forgiving, infinite and divine. If you want to experience that Self more often, then you have to stop focusing on being spiritual – whatever that means these days - and start working on miring yourself in a passionate and all encompassing exploration of self. At first, it will be beautiful and very healing. You will feel incredible highs and you will confront unfathomable lows. It will be a true journey of self- discovery. As you learn to take responsibility for your thoughts and feelings, you will enjoy a strong sense of empowerment. You will start to appreciate the brilliant organization of life. However, the reason I said “mire yourself” is that this kind of exploration should eventually leave you so confused and so utterly frustrated with the endless flow of your thoughts and the silliness of your many feelings that you will naturally begin to ask yourself what is the point to all of this digging? Is it leading anywhere? You will begin to wonder why you cannot finally heal it all. Where is the end to all of your negativity? You have less of it now. You have a deeper understanding of it, but it seems endless. And it is! It’s endless because you are still in a dualistic mindset. There is good and there is bad in endless and equal proportion. If you are truly on a journey, you will want to progress even beyond this stage of selfknowing. That sense of empowerment I spoke of is a plateau – a good one, but a plateau nonetheless.

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At this point, perhaps out of sheer desperation, you will begin searching not for the things that make you different from others but for the things that connect you. You will long for a daily experience of that sublime joy that comes from reconnecting to yourself. You will

want to feel this joy in your relationships, too. So, you will begin searching for the common energy that flows through all of us. Now you are on your way to living a life of wakefulness and remembrance, seeing beyond the veil of your own faulty perceptions. This is true spirituality. First, know thyself. Then come full circle and reconcile the experience of separation with the truth of non-duality. We can bring together these opposing ideas and create a new understanding of ourselves. We can enjoy the many, while maintaining full awareness of the one. To begin this path, seek teachers that encourage self-exploration. Seek classes that draw your attention inward. Stay grounded and vow to uncover and heal the most hidden parts of your psyche. This is the fastest way to understanding. Enlightenment begins and ends with you. No one else can get you there. So, let every step on the path be toward your true nature, the God within you. Do not stray from that path, and you’ll avoid a whole lot of silliness and missteps. The answers are within you. All you need to do is look. Be honest. Be fearless. Be willing to take full responsibility for your thoughts and feelings (heck, for everything around you!), and you will go far.

Sara Chetkin was born in Key West, Fl in 1979. When she was 15 she was diagnosed with severe scoliosis, and spent much of the next 15 years traveling around the world seeking healing and spiritual insight. These travels and explorations are the basis for her first book, The Healing Curve. She graduated from Skidmore College in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology. After graduation she moved to Somerville, MA and worked in various cafes and restaurants, while pursuing an education in herbal medicine as well as in spiritual studies at Delphi University in McCaysville, GA. In 2004 she began a master’s program at the New England School of Acupuncture, and in 2007 earned a Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental medicine. She is a Ro-hun therapist and an Ordained Minister with the Church of Wisdom, Delphi University. She lives in New York State with her husband, Brecht, and their son, Adrian. The Healing Curve: A Catalyst to Consciousness, published by Rainbow Ridge Books, ISBN 978-1-937907-8, is available on Amazon.com, BN.com, and bookstores everywhere.

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COULD YOU USE MORE ENERGY, FOCUS, AND MOTIVATION IN YOUR LIFE? WHAT IF THAT BOOST IN ENERGY AND MOOD ALSO CAME WITH STRONGER BONES AND MUSCLES, INCREASED FAT LOSS, AND GREATER FLEXIBILITY, BALANCE, AND COORDINATION—ALL IN JUST TEN MINUTES A DAY? It’s not a fantasy. Whole Body Vibration (WBV) is a revolutionary exercise system that gives you the benefits of an hour of conventional weight training in ten minutes, and this mind, body, and spirit exercise system has numerous effects that can increase energy. WBV was developed in Russia forty years ago to counteract the effects of zero gravity on their cosmonauts and as a training method for their Olympic athletes. It increases testosterone, which is linked to greater energy for men and women, as well as heightened libido and sexual performance. Circulation also improves, which provides more nutrients and oxygen to all cells.

dramatic improvements in mood, energy, and sleep within days of beginning vibration. They also report increased motivation, focus, and activity levels, which is why Tony Robbins, the well-known self-help author and motivational speaker, recommends and uses WBV. I teach a six-week WBV class, and this is how a woman, who had been struggling with chronic fatigue and depression for twenty years, described WBV: “After each session, I was amazed with the surge of energy I would get—energy I hadn’t had for years—and I found I could suddenly focus on tasks I had been struggling with. After the first session, my energy lasted a day or two. The second week, the morning after class I jumped out of bed for the first time in twenty years, plus my mind was clear and focused. By the fifth session, my energy lasted for an entire week. I’m so glad I took Becky’s class— I love the way I feel.” To get the best results from WBV, it is important to understand how powerful it is, including its detoxification effects. Like any workout, but more intensively, WBV stimulates the action of your lymphatic system, one of the body’s primary natural detoxification systems. But too much detoxification too quickly can make you feel worse rather than better, so even though the vibration feels gentle and pleasant, use caution! Start slowly and increase slowly; many people will do best starting with just one minute on a gentle, low-power machine.

WBV also causes serotonin levels in the brain to increase rapidly. This is the same neurotransmitter that antidepressant drugs such as Prozac target. High levels of serotonin improve sleep and promote a relaxed, happy, confident state of mind in which people are likely to be more active —nothing saps your energy like depression and lack of sleep. Norepinephrine (another neurotransmitter) also increases with WBV, giving the body sudden energy In fact, in my classes, I usually have people in times of stress. start at one minute and each week increase one more minute. So the woman leaping Hundreds of my clients, and thousands out of bed for the first time in twenty years of users around the world, report rapid and after her second WBV session was only 45 THEEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥ February

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on the machine for two minutes. Used properly WBV can have dramatic positive results. WBV also affects your chi energy. Every time you are on a vibration plate, your neurons fire, shooting electromagnetic, or chi, energy through your body and brain. Energy will flow into and through your energy meridians and chakra energy centers, and this will send energy into all areas of your being: body, mind, and spirit. Norman Shealy, MD, PhD, founder of the American Holistic Medical Association and world-famous neurosurgeon, is an enthusiastic proponent of WBV. In his review of my new book Whole Body Vibration: The Future of Good Health, he says: “Testosterone and growth hormones increase and cortisol (stress hormone) decreases significantly! WBV helps reverse osteoporosis, increases leg strength, decreases fat in muscles, and improves bone density of spine and legs. It is equal to resistance training in improving leg strength and performance. And, most of all, it is energizing!”

Becky Chambers, BS, M.Ed, is a naturopath, teacher, author and the president and owner of Vibrant Health, where she specializes in the breakthrough body, mind, energy therapy of Whole Body Vibration. As the first and most experienced provider of Whole Body Vibration in the Northeast, Becky provides expert guidance and coaching on how to achieve the best results with this revolutionary technology. She is the author of Whole Body Vibration: The Future of Good Health, Quartet Books USA May 2013 ISBN 978-9890662-0-4 Available om Amazon.com www.BCVibrantHealth.com

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THE RADIANCE OF

YOUR HEART Message from Goddess Mother

By Jan Diana

My Beloved Children “It is with the sweetness of my heart that I greet you to share a message that will bless and uplift you into the greater realms of awareness. It will help you to remember a very special gift that was given to you for your glorious journey of life.

In that great moment before your life on Earth, we met together to plan what you desired to experience on your life journey. As we shared the dream, there were many gifts and blessings which you chose to assist you in accomplishing the most fulfilling and joyous experiences.

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It was known to you that you would always have a guiding light which would ever so lovingly guide and direct you. This light has guided you to this very moment where we now meet within this sharing of my message of my heart.

have a different flavor of experiences that expand and elevate you into realms of personal discovery that delight your heart and soul. There are infinite potentials and possibilities for you to explore, Open your mind to your hearts guiding light and become inspired as to new ways of being and living free of the old stories of limitation that you are moving beyond .

In these times of Earth’s great awakening, your guiding light has been calling out to you “Awaken my beloved. It is time to play and be in greater awareness of your sweet truth. It is time to fulfill all the dreams of your heart which we planned together in the Spend some time each day connecting to beginning of time.” your heart. Here is a simple way to connect: 1. Place your right hand over your heart 2. Take a slow deep breath, in and out 3. Relax into the breath 4. Take another slow breath 5. Center your mind into your heart 6. Feel the peace. It is a time that you have been waiting 7. Be in the stillness for a few minutes, for, a time to remember your sacred truth. allowing yourself to just be Your journey up until this time has been glorious. Now you are preparing to step into You may receive messages as you expea greater awareness of your truth and the rience this wonderful sense of calmness. lightness and joy that is your divine nature. This calmness is serenity, the vibration of the golden essence of you. This sweet As you become more conscious of the vibration of loving essence is the song of radiance of your heart, you will notice the the One Heart. We are all connected in the messages, the guidance, the wisdom flow- oneness of heart, for we are one family in ing to you in moments of sweetness, filling heart always. you with inspirations that light up pathways to create your many desires of heart. As you spend time in this focus of presence in the radiance of your heart, you will find Your heart, knows all truth. Your golden es- greater peace in your life and your experisence knows all authentic truth and in great ences. New ideas will come to you offering love can guide you ever more. It is a teacher you new opportunities to realize your heart’s as well as a guiding light, and yet will always desires. Soon you will become accushonor your choices, supporting your free will tomed to recognizing and hearing in greater to choose and create your experiences. All awareness the messages from your radiant experiences have value, however in these heart. great times of change, you may choose to These sweet messages from this guiding light come from within your heart. Your heart has a radiance, a brilliance of light, so bright and beautiful. The radiance is the light coming from you, My Beloved, your true golden essence of self.

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My Beloveds, know that I am speaking to you always through your heart. I know your truth and I sing the song of your sweetness to you. We are never apart. I hold the vision with you of the sweet dreams of your heart.

Jan Diana is an intuitive healer, spiritual teacher, and master practitioner.

May you feel the sweet peace and joy that is your very truth. May you know the blessings of your radiant heart and dance through your life experiences in joy. It is time to play,”

Her mission is to assist clients and students in creating harmony, balance, heightened levels of clarity, develop innate gifts and abilities, empowering them on their personal evolution to create the dreams of their heart. She utilizes several modalities including SVH L3M, Animal healing, GHM, Language of love, Reiki Master, and more.

With great love, Your Beloved Mother As a Gift I am offering you a Free Tele- Class, “The Radiance of your Heart” Experience the radiance of your heart as you consciously connect. Activate pathways to your heart, allowing greater awareness to the golden essence of truth of self. Feel the unconditional love of your sweet golden essence as you connect in the radiance of your heart.

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WHERE GREAT VISIONARY MINDS COME TOGETHER TO CREATE, TO GROW, AND TO FLOURISH


The Higher Connections Network (HCN) is different from any other network you have encountered; a place where successful and like-minded people come together to release their creativity, achieve their goals, and advance gracefully into the next chapter of their lives and their careers. HCN offers a powerful positive milieu where people can meet, grow, learn, work, rest, give and receive. The Higher Connections Network is based on the premise that given the proper environment, assistance and support, each individual can grow, create and nourish at a much higher level that what they can do on their own The Higher Connections concept evolved organically through the personal journey of its founder, Ashkan Tabibnia, as he was navigating his way through a series of successful ventures and life experiences. Each of these endeavors was in its own way satisfying and fulfilling, yet they always left him hungry for something more. Where was the joy? Where was the fun? Where was that mysterious missing something that would pull it all together and make everything “worth It” In the end? These were the questions that kept nagging at him, never fully answered, yet never fully out of mind as he scurried on to the next series of goals, tasks and deadlines. Gradually and eventually out of the mist and business of life came the clarity and vision that had previously eluded him. From that vision, Higher Connections was born. If you have experienced some measure of success in your life, you, too, have probably asked yourself similar questions. Each of us has our own phrasing, but it goes something like this… who am I, really? What’s it all about?, Where am I going? and How am I going to get there? These are the kinds of questions that Higher Connections Network is designed to help you answer. Perhaps you have mastered some aspects of your life, like a trade, a business, your relationships or family, yet somehow it feels out of balance. Or maybe you have enjoyed great success but lack a sense of purpose. Or you sense that you have come as far as you can on your own but could go further still by having a support system, interacting with others or working with a team. Maybe you have developed some skills, talents or systems that you believe can help others become more successful. Either way, Higher Connections Network may have what you need to take that next step. Find out how Higher Connections and any of its twelve divisions can help get you where you want to go….HIGHER! You can be a memeber today with Higher Connections Network(HCN) by simply visiting WWW.HIGHER.ORG #GetConnected 55 THEEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥ February 2015


CREATION by Ellen Angelica Pendergast

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We are all creators, and we are all the created. There is nothing BUT creation. The formless energy some call God, Love, The Great Unseen, etc., IS THAT...IS CREATION!

protons in to an alignment to produce the situations to give you WHATEVER it is you are feeling and thinking.....

...so, once again, FEEL GOOD, for whatever you feel will become your reality; your We are working now within the 5th dimen- creation is always up to you. No truer words sion, in other words, the New Earth is here were said, than the expression, “If it’s to BE, now, but currently most are behaving as if it’s up to ME!” they are still 3rd dimensional, which is due to fear. As long as we feel fear, we are block- Blessings! ing the experience of The New Earth. It is HERE NOW; however we only see what we want to see, so to speak. Visualization helps bring it to us, but there MUST be a FEELING of contentment, peace, and most of all Love, free of judgment and condemnation. Only through that state of BEING, does the New Earth appear in our reality. In other words, we must ‘match the vibrational frequency’ of the New Earth, and it will appear. This was stated by Albert Einstein, which is: “Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality; there can be no other way; this is not philosophy...this is physics!” God IS CREATION, and WE ARE THAT! We are therefore, the creation and the creator, and what we feel and say and think DOES manifest. It may not appear immediately, as we are vibrating a 3rd dimensional vibration match-up, so to speak, but if you’ll notice, what you do think and feel happens faster than it ever has before! And the reason is because the ‘veil’ to enter that frequency/ reality is becoming thinner, as we are aligning with that new dimension. We are the Energy that creates. Gratitude is literally saying, “I have it,” (for why else would you be grateful unless you did?) That statement moves electrons and atoms, and

Ellen Angelica Pendergast received a B.A. in Education in 1978; four major fields of study: English, Art, Social Studies, and Psychology. Received her M.S. in Clinical Psychology in 1997. Has treated patients in a locked psych ward, held a two office private practice, and currently is starting a private practice in Arizona. Taught Psychology classes at a University in the Chicago area, and has just completed a children’s book. She is currently writing another book for young adults and the general public. Contact Ellen; spiritmindedblog@gmail.com

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Master does not imply that your life is ‘over’ so to speak; but rather, it is now beDear Spirit-Minded….I have come to a ginning! True Mastery is realizing there juncture in my life where I feel that I have is always still more to become, and most reached Mastery…now what? importantly, your desire, if you truly have reached that Spiritual Evolutionary level, Signed, Accomplished is to cause another to achieve it, for when we are complete, we desire to share that completeness. Answer: Blessings Dear Accomplished, when one has achieved Mastery, there is nothing more to do than to be more of that…Being a 58 THEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥ February 2015


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Shifting the Scope of Your Faith from Believing to Knowing By Rasha

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IN A JOURNEY TO ONENESS—THE LONG-AWAITED SEQUEL TO THE UNDERGROUND SPIRITUAL CLASSIC, ONENESS— DIVINE MESSENGER, RASHA, TAKES US ALONG ON A SEVEN-YEAR ODYSSEY THROUGH THE LABYRINTHS OF CONSCIOUSNESS, AS SHE SHARES THE INCREDIBLE STORY OF HER OWN SPIRITUAL JOURNEY. WITH THE PROFOUND WISDOM OF ONENESS (THE DIVINE PRESENCE OFTEN REFERRED TO AS “GOD”) TO LIGHT THE WAY, A JOURNEY TO ONENESS TAKES US FOR AN AUTHENTIC RIDE ON THE ROLLER-COASTER OF SPIRITUAL TRANSFORMATION AND GIVES US THE TOOLS TO RADICALLY CHANGE OUR LIVES—AND TRANSFORM OUR WORLD.

the God within us all. Here is a powerful excerpt from A Journey to Oneness: “As the seasons in the mountains of Northern New Mexico began to change once more, I began to see the symbolism in that shift in the colorful evidences of transition that beckoned to me everywhere I looked. On a day-to-day basis, I too had begun to change in ways that were subtle and often nearly imperceptible. But the cumulative effect was undeniable. There was no doubt that something life-altering was underway. And I knew, at a level that could not be questioned, that the momentum of change surging within me had somehow reached critical mass—and was now unstoppable.

Oneness punctuated that realization with a passionate dissertation on the monumental changes transpiring on a global Rich with Divine insight and eye-openlevel, and the part each of us continues to ing metaphysical concepts, A Journey to play in its co-creation. Oneness speaks directly to the inner quest of each of us. The loving guidance Oneness speaks: of Oneness, woven throughout the story, awakens the sacred sense of Divine conThis is Oneness. Many will taste of this nectedness that waits to be discovered sense of connectedness. For, that is the within us all. The simple act of reading nature of what is to transpire within the becomes a life-changing journey of the sacred inner Self of those who have heart that the reader shares on an inticounted themselves as present in these mate, personal level. times. They have come for the experience of awakening. They have volunteered to Here, in one woman’s unforgettable spiriexperience the full gamut of possibility tual adventure, is the key to the mysterious in one physical lifetime, so that they might momentum of change suddenly unfoldcull the experience of sacred knowingness ing within the depths of each of us. Page from the complexity of the dramas of physby page, A Journey to Oneness takes ical incarnation. us hand in hand to common ground: the extraordinary experience of Oneness—

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Shifting the scope of one’s faith from belief to the experiential and irrefutable These times, and the conditions that define it and set it apart from the far distant worlds of incarnate memory harbored within the hearts of these souls, present that possibility. For, within the flux of the shifting momentum that serves to structure your world, lie the components of that possibility. The monumental acceleration of the energies that build within you and around you are calculated to catapult you from the conditions that define the framework of recorded history to a world that continues to be structured and re-structured in the ongoing Now moment. The changes you have experienced in your own lifetime are ones that, in times past, might have taken generations. And within the context of those blatant differences, lies the proof of the essence of Divinity that has thus far eluded most incarnate consciousness since time immemorial. The opportunity afforded by these times is the possibility to shift the scope of one’s faith in the nature of their Divine connection from the belief-based structures that emanate from mind to the realm of the experiential—and irrefutable. Withdrawing from the need for external validation There is no room for inner debate over what you know you have tasted with the essence of your own inner Being. With that recognition, comes the understanding of the pointlessness of debate with others who may or may not have shared that experience. Whether or not they agree or disagree is irrelevant. And each will have the sense of wanting to retreat into the sanctity of his own precious connection

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and to allow those who continue to focus on the need for validation from others to do so. Many will begin to withdraw their energies from the hierarchical structures that seek to dominate the spirits and command the resources of others. For, the proponents of these structures, themselves, hunger silently from within for even a taste of the experience that they feel driven to force down the throats of others, in theory. The authenticity of that experience does not require the consensus agreement of others in the flock within which you may once have counted yourself as present. It requires none of it—none of the structure, none of the ritual, none of the recipes for redemption that have been served up with elaborate fanfare by those who have seized the opportunity inherent in the spiritual thirst of others. Transcending traditions of spiritual allegiance based on belief and embracing Divine knowingness based on firsthand experience These times offer the possibility to transcend the realm of faith based on secondhand experience. These times do not require you to cast your vote based on the spiritual affiliations of your ancestors. These times do not require the commitment of your heart unless your heart is truly in it. You are not being asked to place blind faith in a mode of understanding based on events said to have happened thousands of years back—if your own passion has not been kindled by it. These times afford you the opportunity to see for yourself. And then, not simply to believe it—but to know it.


That is why you have come. That is why you have ventured from the comfort of your own “home” into the wild landscapes this incarnation has provided. This is why you find yourself in a world that no longer seems to make sense. And that is why you look around you and wonder, silently or otherwise, if the world has simply gone mad. For, the seeming senselessness of much of the drama that swirls around you is the pre-cursor to the purging that these circumstances cry-out for—vibrationally— and why the inevitability of change is the order of the day.

Rasha is a modernday spiritual Messenger, she has worked as a courier of Divine guidance for over twenty years. In February 1998, she began a profound dialogue with the universal Presence, “Oneness”─ the Divinity we all share. Word for word, Rasha transcribed the principles that give us a new level of understanding of the mystery we call “life.” Theses teachings empower us to take a quantum leap into our own inner depths and totally transform our lives ─ and our world.

You have come as the witness—and you have come as a participant. You have come to co-create the world of wonder that looms on the horizon. And you have come to taste, firsthand, the physical expression of an experience that defies definition and structure. Each of you will Rasha is author of the spiritual classic, confront it and embrace it in your own way. Oneness, Rasha has worked as And each of you will weather the storms, Divine Messenger for over 25 years. both internal and external, that that birth- www.onenesswebsite.com ing into full awareness requires. You have not come to read about it in books. You have come to help etch those understandings indelibly upon your own compendium of consciousness—the volumes of memory that travel with you, long after the pages have withered.” From the book, A Journey to Oneness, by Rasha. Copyright 2013 For more information visit: ww.onenesswebsite.com

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Excerpts from God Within: The Day God’s Train Stopped

Personal Responsibility by PATTI CONKLIN

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In 2002, I received a phone call from a woman with severe environmental and food allergies. She’d been essentially housebound for over three years, and could only eat five different foods. She desperately needed help.

energy. Everyone gets homework, and so I instructed her on what to do for the next thirty days. While she still had to do more visualization when she got home, she was instantly better— eating more foods she never dreamed she’d be able to eat. She even planned to travel to Brazil via airShe and her partner found a “scent–free” plane—again, something she’d ruled out bed and breakfast, and traveled to come for her life. see me. She reminded my secretary for me to remove any candles, incense, per- Vanessa made her trip to Brazil six months fumes, etc. I chuckled and told my secre- after her Cellular Cleansing, and is now a tary to reassure Vanessa that everything guide to the Casa, which means that she would be fine. When Vanessa arrived at brings in people from all over the world my office, I had not altered my usual rou- to accept healings from John of God. She’s tine. I had showered with my lavender soap, also a Certified Associate Practitioner of and the office had its typical incense smell. Healing Within. Nothing was altered because of her fears. Remember: if you seem to be allergic to She never said a word about the scents everything, you’re really out of balance. rolling through the office. I made her com- Allergies, whether environmental or food, fortable in a chair, made her a cup of tea, are learned behaviors. When you have an and we discussed her life as it was current- allergic reaction, your instant thought is, ly. What were her desires and goals? “Oh no, I’m allergic to this.” Your body then takes that information and continues to Then we began a Cellular Cleansing. I make truth of it for the rest of your life, unasked her to imagine walking down some less your release it with an active vibration. stairs, and she relaxed deeper and deeper. I was actually putting her into a state of light hypnosis. After two hours of visualization, cleansing up to age five for her cellular memory, she and her partner left my office. They went to a restaurant where cigarette smoke lingered in the air. She ordered pizza and chocolate cake, foods she had not eaten for years. The next day, we continued our work, finishing up with healing pools. This enabled her to forgive, to receive Unconditional Love for herself, and heal herself with blessed water. All the while, she remained in a light state of hypnosis, using NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) and my 66 THEDENMAGAZINE.COM ♥ February 2015


Most people don’t consider what their emotional status was twenty-four hours prior to an allergy event. Their bodies responded to emotions, not smells or specific foods. It doesn’t matter what is out there. For example, my sons understood, growing up, that if one person had the flu, it didn’t mean everyone else would catch it. When I feel flu symptoms coming on, I lie down and say, “Okay, where in my body do I need to work?” I look at how I’ve been feeling emotionally, and I thank my body for letting me know. I then move the energy through my body, just as you can do with the ColorWorks, and go through the flu in one hour. I again thank my body for making me aware of something I needed to deal with. Apply the principles of healing to your work, but remember to respect your clients’ boundaries, as well as your own. Honor yourself and enforce those boundaries. Give yourself permission to do this work, and get verbal permission to work on someone else.

PATTI CONKLIN is a world-class energy healer, and a much sought-after facilitator who has shared her experiences and changed lives at hundreds of workshops, lectures, and conferences. Her work and gifts have been referenced in many books, such as Miracles of the Casa by Josie Ravenwing, a book about John of Godin Brazil; Soul Agreements by Dick Sutphen; and Radical Remissions by Dr. Kelly Turner. She is a frequent keynote speaker at alternative healing conventions, including the annual meeting of the American Board of Hypnotherapy. She is the creator of ColorWorks, a visualization process that uses active vibration within your body to release or heal specific symptoms, emotions, or physical challenges. Even an episode of the X-Files was partially based on her life and experience. Her book God Within, ISBN 978-1-9737907-23-5, Rainbow Ridge Books is available everywhere books are sold.

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February 2015


CATS AT STUDIOS, INC.

http://www.catsatthestudios.com/about.php

Cats at the Studios, Inc. (“CATS, INC.�) is a non-profit rescue organization comprised entirely of volunteers. We are dedicated to nurturing, neutering & spaying, and finding homes for abandoned cats and kittens.

February issue 2015  

Eden magazine is a free online magazine, which focuses on spreading compassion to all sentient beings Living in a healing and peaceful world...

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