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adiance A Spiritual Community for Social Consciousness

Connection Therapy

Accelerating Spiritual Growth through Flower Power By Dr. Natalia M. Schotte

By Cara D. Cadwallader

A Feast for the Senses By Dr. Lorin Roche

Invite Magic into Your Kitchen

Children, Animals and Spirit Guides

By Meadow Linn

By Dr. Stephen D. Farmer

Happy, Healthy Holidays By Chele Eades

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A New Age


Accelerating Spiritual Growth through Flower Power: New Way to Propel into Higher Consciousness as the 2012/2013 Portal Approaches

A message from Rev. Danielle Marie Hewitt, Publisher and Founder of the Temple of Light Spiritual Wellness

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Go To Place featuring Awakenings

Connection Therapy: Celebrating the Abundance by Cara H. Cadwallader

By Dr. Natalia M Schotte

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Invite Magic into Your Kitchen: Create a Mystical Apron By Meadow Linn

What’s the Significance of 12/21/12? By Rev. Basia Christ, M.Div.

Happy, Healthy Holidays by Chele Eades


ON THE COVER White Lotus “You must be a lotus, unfolding its petals when the sun rises in the sky, unaffected by the slush where it is born or even the water which sustains it!” ~Sai Baba

MAGAZINE STAFF Published by Rev. Danielle Marie, Spiritual Director of Temple of Light Spiritual Community Editor-in-Chief/Creative Director Rev. Basia Christ. MDiv. Sales & Marketing Director Mary Westphalen Editorial Staff Tonya Fitzpatrick & Alyssa Fitzpatrick

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A Feast for the Senses: Meditation Practices from The Radiance Sutras By Dr. Lorin Roche Children, Animals and Spirit Guides By Dr. Stephen D. Farmer

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Radiance is published by Temple of Light Spiritual Community located at 11 Goddard, Irvine, CA 92618. Publishers Liability: Radiance does not warranty any advertised services or products. Opinions and factual statements expressed herein are the responsibility of the authors and not necessarily endorsed or verified by the magazine, nor do any advertisements necessarily constitute endorsement by the magazine, publishers or editors. Radiance is a free publication that is available at various metaphysical stores, health food locations, vegetarian restaurants, yoga studios, spiritual centers, coffee stands and libraries throughout Orange County. If you would like copies at your location or recommend a site, please email info@radiancemagazine. org or contact our office at (949) 333-1641. Office hours are from Tuesday to Saturday, 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Go to to view current and past issues of Radiance and share your thoughts! Annual subscriptions are available for $25. To submit an article for review, please e-mail Basia Christ, Editor-in-Chief at Radiance

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A New Age by Rev. Danielle Marie Hewitt, Founder & Spiritual Director

ready been happening previously unbeknownst to us. Those who currently have control of money and government have been losing their grip. The Universe is grooming replacements to seamlessly take the reins so that positive changes in how our world operates and is led will soon be seen. We will see major changes in health care, food sources, monetary and bank systems, governments, education and media relations. This will happen gradually over a period of 5-10 years as an evolutionary approach will be used rather than a revolutionary.


shift is coming. We have all felt the stirring. There are as many confirming feelings as there are questions around what will happen, when, how fast, in what way and to whom? Who will lead it? Will tumultuous events occur preceding or following the change? How long will it take and what ramifications will there be? Will some perish in the shift? Will our government and monetary systems be ineffective and will there be chaos for a time? I used to ask these questions of my guides. There were very few answers when I approached my curiosity in this way. I am far more apt to get clear answers when I ask questions in a non fear based manner. This is the way of my guides. It is not that they choose to withhold an answer or pull away from calming my fears, but rather when I am in that state of mind, I cannot hear their wisdom and so it appears they are silent. As I now understand from them and many other sources that I have access to, what will happen is we will become aware fairly soon of events that have al-

The changes in health care that are being shown to me are primarily around preventive care and a reduction in our bodily toxins. Preventive care will become more and more developed as physicians and holistic health practitioners create a stronger foundation for understanding that not getting sick in the first place is the best treatment. Education in how to avoid medications and surgeries rather than waiting until the body is deteriorated will be the protocols of the new age. Classes and seminars on stress reduction (not management), yoga and exercise become the norm. Whole food supplements, massage, acupuncture, chiropractic care and energy work will be implemented into our daily lives. When and if the body is at a place of dis-ease, old wisdom remedies will be juxtaposed with modern knowledge and alternative medicine will work in harmony with allopathic. We will see a reduction in prescription medications (which are very toxic), use of microwaves ovens, heavy metals, pollutants in our water and pesticide ridden foods. Pharmaceutical companies, surgery centers and cancer treatments will simply reduce over time and like the horse and buggy business will gradually go away as their use diminishes. People will more readily begin to accept and practice that a healthy state of mind creates a healthy body. continued on the next page >> Radiance

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Food source types will take a turn towards a more holistic approach. As the media supports and educates the public on the health benefits of choosing locally grown organics, grass fed and free range food products over micro waved, processed, packaged, canned, and preserved products, we will see the reduction of poor food choices on the shelf. Grocery stores will regain the appearance of the outer aisles of produce, fresh breads, dairy and meats with all of the packaged center aisles reducing in volume as demand for them decreases. Monetary and banking systems will become a worldwide consistent system of a fair and equitable barter process. Class systems, “haves” and “have nots” will go away as each culture, country and province of people will gauge their personal desires of how much energy to exert for a desired return. Some will choose more output for a greater return while others will choose less and all choices are honored. The creation of debt on global and personal levels will be replaced with a system of exchange. As we no longer have a group consciousness of working to pay off mortgages, car loans and credit cards, our stress levels will decrease and begin to nurture healthier bodies as described in the changes in our health care above. Government will become a system of one central worldwide body with subdivisions for each country, region or province to self manage according to cultural norms. The central worldwide body will only be concerned with a globalized wide process of protecting human rights and keeping world peace. Lobbyists and politicians as we know them will lose their influence and breakdown their core power over law makers. Education systems will be geared toward development of creativity, art, music, imagination, engineering, technology and clean energy. The current system of rote education, suppression, compliance and lack of individuality will be completely rebuilt to nurture and grow the intelligence and emotional maturity of our future adults. Teachers and educators will be revered for the importance of their work. Higher education will be accessible to all who show desire and aptitude. Our media systems of television, radio, internet and social media will not be driven by the voice of the advertisers’ group consciousness of telling us what to buy 6 Radiance

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and how much to pay, encouraging us to get caught up in the hype of the moment and will take on a more educative tone with higher levels of integrity and unbiased informative programming. Overall, we will be begin to pursue richer, healthier, more dignified, more creative, more individualized lives with a greater level of personal sovereignty. This is how the new order of things has been shown to me. Is it a only a dream? Or is it really a possible or even probable outcome? I do not know the answer to this question. What I do know is that the only way to make this our reality will be to continue to see, feel and create it with all of our collective prayers. For you see “Imagination + Intent = Creation” especially when we do it together. If any of the above sounds like a world you would like to see, start imagining with the intent to see it come to life. I do this daily. [ In love and light, Rev. Danielle Rev. Danielle Marie is a Master ThetaHealer® who practices a healing art based primarily on ThetaHealing®, but with several personal additions and modifications. Rev. Danielle Marie’s sessions are life-changing, creating shifts in her clients’ perceptions resulting in the most positive changes imaginable. Rev. Danielle Marie has been a student of metaphysics since 2000 and studied under several mentors, including Vianna Stibal and Dr. Doreen Virtue. As a metaphysical minister, She believes in the innate intuitive ability that is gifted to each and every one of us. Teaching this and witnessing healings has now become her life’s work and passion. Rev. Danielle Marie believes we can all live a life free of pain and suffering and be in a constant state of peace and joy. Visit for more information.

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Allow Your God-Given Life Force to Transmit Without Interference The life force that travels through your nervous system controls every cell of your body. Nerve impulses flow from the brain, down the spinal cord and to every organ and tissue. Impulses sent back to the brain confirm the body is working properly. The moving bones of the spine can interfere with this exchange. When these bones are stuck out of alignment, it causes nerves to be choked or irritated. This can degrade or distort these messages resulting in ill health or disease. Chiropractic helps restore the integrity of the nervous system thereby allowing our God given life force to transmit without interference. This process allows your body to heal itself and function as it should.

Difficulty Walking and Misdiagnosed ”I previously had never seen a chiropractor. I rode a bicycle daily and traveled the world with a backpack. I began to feel old and felt my health deteriorating. It was hard to walk properly and stand upright. I took pain pills in order to sleep. The Veterans Administration doctors said I was in the early stages of Parkinson’s disease. I gave up hope of keeping my health and was waiting for the end. My son took me to Dr. Kowalik and everything changed. After two weeks of treatment, I could sleep the entire night without pain - and without pain pills. After one month, I could walk two miles, something I haven’t done for years. Now other doctors say I do not have Parkinson’s disease and I am off all prescription medicine. Thanks to Dr. Kowalik, I believe I have more than a few good years left. ~ Nathan Lombrozo, 76

Migraine Headaches “Since my son Rudy Jr. was born five years ago, I awoke every morning with migraine headaches and blurred vision. I was unable to go into the sunlight because it made my migraines worse. To help with the pain, I took medication. The pain was so bad it was difficult to be a new mom. My husband, who was seeing Dr. Kowalik for back and shoulder pain, referred

me. Since I started receiving treatment in August 2000, I no longer get migraines and am PAIN FREE! I can now be a better mother. ~ Mrs. Linda Gonzales, Whittier, CA

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“I’ve been having health problems for five years. My symptoms included a needle-like stabbing on my lower right abdominal area and terrible pain in my lower back. I’d visited two orthopedic surgeons, had MRI scans, x-rays and many visits to physiotherapists while taking antiinflammatory drugs, painkillers and anti-depressants. My GP referred me for an ultra sound scan revealing multiple fibroids. He then referred me to a gynecologist consultant who decided to do a laparoscopy finding endometriosis. I needed a hysterectomy. While vacationing with my family in Chino, they saw the discomfort I experienced when walking. My cousin recommended I see Dr. Kowalik.

I‘ve been having aches and pains for as long as I remember and I’m only 30! My countless attempts to get relief from my backaches, shoulder and neck pain from a variety of healing modalities only brought temporary relief. This left me frustrated and unable to enjoy my day-to-day routine. Along with these aches and pains, I also suffered from indigestion, irregular menstruation, and TMJ to name a few. When I first met Dr. Kowalik, he showed me that subluxation (a pinched nerve between vertebrae) is what is contributing to the dis-ease I was experiencing. That information rang true and I’m so grateful that I immediately became a patient! After just two months of regular visits to Dr. Kowalik’s warm, welcoming chiropractic center, I’m now free from indigestion and TMJ symptoms – and have regular menstruation. In addition, I now enjoy better posture, I’m pain free and have improved vision. In fact, at my last visit to my optometrist, she reduced my glasses prescription by half! Many thanks to the Kowalik Family Chiropractic for the compassionate care, love and making me feel like a part of the family!

“After three sessions, I stopped jumping when touched. Now the pain is minimal from my body retracing – no more burning, needlelike pains! I walked with my cousin and went swimming, which I previously was unable to do because of pain. Dr. Kowalik gave me eleven adjustments, I relaxed on the wonderful treatment tables and am returning to England a happier person. If you are skeptical of what I’m saying, I recommend use icepacks and have adjustments regularly. If you help yourself, Dr. Kowalik will definitely help you.”

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Accelerating Spiritual Growth Through Flower Power New Way to Propel into Higher Consciousness as the 2012/2013 Portal Approaches By Dr. Natalia M Schotte


lower essences are part of the long tradition of Shamanic and Earth-based healing. Shamans access and utilize the intelligence inherent in Nature for a variety of purposes, particularly personal transformation and healing. In an era in which alternative health and sustainability have captured the interest of a rapidly growing number of people, flower essences have become popular among those seeking to achieve personal balance and transformation. This ancient modality now also has a new and unprecedented purpose - Accelerated Spiritual Growth®. Accelerated Spiritual Growth is a new concept reflecting an opportunity previously unavailable to humanity - the opportunity to quicken the evolution of our consciousness. Einstein said, “Problems cannot be solved by the same level of thinking that created them.” Thus, accelerated evolution of human consciousness is essential to the expeditious resolution of both our personal and collective long-standing challenges. In his book Power vs Force, Dr. David R. Hawkins states, “Consciousness itself...evolves slowly, over innumerable generations.” He says that in a lifetime, the average person advances five points on his 1000-point ‘map of consciousness,’ where 700-1000 represents the range associated with enlightenment. He further ex8 Radiance

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plains, “Nonetheless, it is possible for isolated individuals to make sudden positive jumps, even of hundreds of points.” Now, a group of evolutionary and energetically advanced flowers makes it possible for anyone to accelerate spiritual growth. Think about transcending the incremental growth of the past in favor of the rapid expansion of consciousness! This is a profound breakthrough in human spiritual development.

Why do these particular flowers accelerate spiritual growth? They were identified by Nature as ones whose ‘energetic signatures’ hold the healing and ascension patterns required for Accelerated Spiritual Growth. These flowers support: • Resolution of the past, including transcendence of fear rooted in the imprints of our unresolved experiences • Activation of the patterns, personal qualities, practices and skills required to achieve enlightened consciousness • Unfoldment of our unique sacred purpose - the outer expression of the Soul in creative and loving works that serve the higher good Here are some examples of the next generation of flower essences created from these flowers: Inner Sanctuary, created from Rose ‘Europeana,’ draws us into the Inner Sanctum of the Self where we experience our perfection as a Soul incarnate. It supports relinquishing non-essential activities and the primacy of the thinking mind so we are able to seat our consciousness in the Inner Sanctuary of the Self. In this Inner Sanctuary, we experience the eternal and changeless nature of Being. We come to know that we are innocent even when we appear guilty, we are whole even when we appear broken, and there is no death even though we appear to die.



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Generosity, created from Rose ‘Angel Face,’ assists us to transcend the Piscean dynamics of co-dependent giving and conditional love and anchor the Aquarian dynamic of Extension of Self through Unconditional Love. The result is the experience of authentic intimacy and Oneness - essential aspects of evolved consciousness. continued on the next page >> (949) 333-1641 Radiance

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It is especially useful for exposing what we require to heal in order to overcome patterns of codependent giving and/or withholding. If we are experiencing any form of lack in our life, Generosity assists us in transforming the perceptions that are keeping us from the ‘miracle of receiving.’

which are hundreds of years old. The walkways and beds are created based on sacred geometry. The garden is organically maintained. Specific physical and energetic processes are used to bring the garden and plants to their highest vitality. The Light Quotient of the flowers is so high, the flowers actually glow. It is a breath-taking place!

Unity, created from Shasta Daisy ‘Becky’, supports individuals and groups to achieve an ever-deepening sense of community such as coworkers, family, friends, healing circles, partners, project teams etc. Community emanates from the authentic, intimate connection of individuals drawn to each other by a shared and/or unifying principle and/or purpose. Unity cultivates development of the authenticity and intimacy required for us to continue deepening our experience of Oneness. It also stimulates the desire for, assists preparation of and supports participation in sacred ceremony.

The fact that the garden is located in an urban setting is particularly significant. Approximately 80% of Americans and more than 50% of the world’s population reside in urban settings. Thus, the principle of ‘like healing like’ or horizontal healing is taken to a new level when flower essences are produced in an urban setting. The plants undergo a process of development that allows them to thrive in this setting. When they thrive, the expression of their healing pattern has been perfected.

“Orally ingesting one or more drops of a flower essence (on or under the tongue) daily produces its healing effect.”

Perfected Manifestation, created from Lily-of-theValley, supports all phases of the manifestation process. It elevates our consciousness so we are able to conceive ideas and intentions that allow for our highest participation in the grand Divine Plan. It then supports translating these ideas and intentions into Perfected Form. Perfected Manifestation also assists us in becoming aware of, and transcending, the self-limiting perceptions that impede our ability to manifest. This is a glimpse into the quality of intelligence accessed through the flowers supporting Accelerated Spiritual Growth. These flowers accelerate spiritual growth because of their specific ‘energetic signatures’ and healing patterns, and also because of the how and where they are grown. One unique garden, situated on an energy vortex--a key point on Earth’ energy grid--in an historic area in Michigan, produces such energy-advanced flowers and flower essences. The land on which this garden is location was consecrated as a Spiritual Light Center more than 25 years ago. The garden is graced with sacred objects from around the world, many of 10 Radiance

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On sunny days, the blossoms that have reached their peak potency are chosen to fulfill their purpose. They are used to create Mother Tincture - the stock from which the dosage bottles are made. The production process is sacred. The Nature intelligences overlighting the flower essence production process and the particular plant are invoked to extract the essence of the flower. Subsequently, through a specific invocation, Higher Beings are asked to bless the solution. The Mother Tincture is aged for a year and a day before being used to produce dosage bottles. This aging process stabilizes the pattern of consciousness held in the Mother Tincture, which in turn supports stabilized expansion of the consciousness of the flower essence user.

Orally ingesting one or more drops of a flower essence (on or under the tongue) daily produces its healing effect. Flower essences work through the subtle energy system of the human body to create shifts in consciousness over time. These shifts are inevitably translated into positive life changes. We have become accustomed to arduous, complicated and incremental approaches to personal growth. Though our evolutionary leaps can be challenging, our personal growth can be simplified as well as accelerated. This is the gift of the flowers. Swami Rama in his book Living with the Himalayan Masters says, “The Himalayan sages taught me the gospel of nature...This gospel reveals that emphatic knowledge through which one learns truth...” It is time to harness the power of Nature to open the portal of Spiritual Truth so we can become the enlightened beings we are here to be. The ancient Maya call the new age beginning on December 21, 2012 the Age of Itza which means, among many things, ‘the age of peace or flowering.’ It is time for us to individually and collectively blossom. Let us now choose to allow perfected flowers to guide our unfoldment of the Peace and Beauty within and accelerate our spiritual growth.[


Trainings & Soul Coaching Dr. Natalia M Schotte is an internationally acclaimed author, counselor, speaker, spiritual healer and founder of La Vie de la Rose, the FIRST and ONLY Nature-based system dedicated to Accelerated Spiritual Growth®. This system includes The Ascension Oracle, containing 30 gorgeous cards featuring photos of flowers from the Garden of Love along with a 128-page book, and The Ascension Oracle Solutions, 30 individual dram-size flower essences corresponding to the cards in The Ascension Oracle that energetically activate the patterns of consciousness articulated in The Ascension Oracle and support their integration over time. For more information, visit www.

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Invite Magic into Your Kitchen Create a Mystical Apron By Meadow Linn, co-author of The Mystic Cookbook


agic is everywhere. It’s in the air we breathe and in the food we eat. It’s simply a matter of being open to it. Do you want to become a Mystic Chef and employ the secret alchemy of food to create meals that transcend simple sustenance? An easy, fun way to transition from the busyness of your day to a leisurely evening filled with delicious food for mind, body, and soul is through the aid of a Mystical Apron. Once the apron strings are tied, you enter into the world of the sacred. The ringing telephone, the ping of an incoming e-mail, and racing of your heart after a long commute all slip away. Like a high priest donning hallowed robes before a ceremony, your pulse slows, your breath deepens, and Spirit is able move through you as you prepare your evening meal.

Just as Superman has his cape, a Mystic Chef has her apron. With one twirl in a phone booth, the unassuming Clark Kent transforms into a superhero, flying into the night with his billowing cape. Sashaying into the kitchen and pulling your mystical apron over your head and cinching the ties around your waist, you will undergo a metamorphosis. Like a pianist at his instrument or a painter at her easel, as a Mystic Chef you will create kitchen alchemy with the dicing of your knife and stirring of your wooden spoon. The apron is your magic charm. Cooking with love and sharing good food is your superpower.

“An apron can be an enchanted vestment marking a symbolic shift from the mundane to the hallowed.”

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My maternal grandmother was a food chemist and recipe tester. My mom remembers watching her

mother in her kitchen in the 1950s. When her mother put on an apron, she did so as if it were a sacred ritual. The children knew that once the apron strings were tied, serious business was about to occur. It symbolized a change of energy, and elicited the feeling that life as usual had ended. Something wonderful in the kitchen was underway. Aprons are practical. They keep flying food and spilled sauces from soiling clothes. They also signify a ceremonial shift of energy. An apron can be an enchanted vestment marking a symbolic shift from the mundane to the hallowed. Meals prepared when Spirit is present feed more than your physical appetite; they nourish your soul. By wearing a Mystical Apron filled with your thoughts and powerful intention, you invite Spirit to be present as you cook. For many Mystic Chefs, the apron is an integral part of the cooking process, for it can be a cue to the subconscious that you’re making a meal to be savored, and not just a quick bite to fuel before the next task.

Designate one apron as your Mystical Apron and imbue it with energy or have an assortment of for different occasions. A flowery pink apron with lace might invite feelings of springtime and new beginnings, whereas a denim apron might speak of getting down to business and having fun. If you prefer to cook without an apron, keep a Mystical Apron in a place of honor in your kitchen to mark your transition from your Clark Kent self to your Superman Kitchen Alchemist self. Enrich your cooking experience. Fill your kitchen with divine energy.

ful energy and courage, choose yellow. For a soothing and peaceful feeling, choose blue. For health and vitality, consider a bright green apron.

“Imagine creating a Mystical Apron filled with the spirit of adventure, outrageous fun, healing, or the energy of peacemaking.”

If you sew, make an apron and fill it with love. Play inspiring music as you sew. Chant or sing to further energize it. If you don’t sew or have the time, buy one with the look and feel of the energy you want in the kitchen or buy a plain one and decorate it. The sky’s the limit as far as the energy you infuse into it. How do you want to feel while cooking? What do you want the guests to taste and feel? Create a Mystical Apron filled with the spirit of adventure, outrageous fun, healing, or the energy of peacemaking. Consider the following when creating or choosing your apron: Intent: What is your intent for the kitchen energy? How do you want guests to feel after eating? Color: Every color has a different vibration and energy. What color most represents your intention? For a fiery, passionate feeling, consider red or orange. For a cheer-

Symbols: What symbols or shapes have potent meaning for you? If you want your food to be imbued with love, choose to decorate with the heart symbol. Perhaps you want there to be infectious laughter and joy among your guests? Draw smiling faces on your apron. Be creative! The symbols don’t have to make sense. Decorations: Use fabric paint or indelible markers. Sew on items like beads, buttons, ribbon, lace, even parts of necklaces that embellishes your intent. Decorate it with intention, prayers, and love. Words: Words have power. Write the ones that have meaning for you on the apron. For example, joy, love, or gratitude. Goddesses/Gods/Angels: Invite a deity’s energy into your kitchen and activate its energy on your apron with color, symbols, design, or words. Invite the energy of Aphrodite (for love), Ganesh (for breaking through obstacles and abundance), or Archangel Michael (for protection).

cal Apron should have a secret magical pocket to put a crystal or talisman dedicated to magic in the kitchen. Of course, remove it when you wash the apron, but while you wear it, the energy will instill radiance and vibrancy to the meals you prepare. If you’re wild, bold and always have food splattered on your apron, have a working apron and another one for serving. Decorate each with beautiful energy and love. Have many aprons from which to choose, depending on the energy you’d like to infuse into a particular meal. May your meal preparations be mystical, and your meals be delicious! Invite the Divine into your kitchen, and so you shall receive. [ Meadow Linn, the daughter of Denise Linn, world-renowned healer and teacher-, is a speaker, writer, and chef. She pens a food and lifestyle column for a Seattle newspaper and a blog, “Savor the Day.” Linn created her first dish when she was three-years-old and is now the chef for her mother’s popular retreats. With her mother, she co-authored “The Mystic Cookbook: The Secret Alchemy of Food” (Hay House). This empowering book is filled with luscious recipes, stunning photos, imaginative meals and magical wisdom so readers can embark on the sacred journey from nourishment to nirvana and harness the hidden dimension of food. Readers can send photos of their Mystical Aprons and stories of cooking up kitchen alchemy to which also offers recipes and guided meditations to connect with your Kitchen Angel. www.

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What’s the Significance of 12/21/12? By Rev. Basia Christ, M.Div.


ecember 21, 2012 is the date when the Mayan Calendar starts a new cycle when the sun’s 26,000-year rotation aligns with the center of the Milky Way Galaxy (we won’t be able to see it because the sunlight will hide the stars). The alignment began in 1998 and ends between 2012 and 2016.) However, some people are reading much more into this date and are obsessed about the “end of days.” Rumors of death and destruction are rampant. Others are advising people to stock up on food and prepare for the worst. Not since the hype of Y2K has there been such frenzy over a particular date. (Despite claims the Mayan calendar predicts our planetary demise, astronomer Don Yeomans, manager of NASA’s Near-Earth Ob14 Radiance

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ject Program at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, says we can “sleep well during December. The Maya never predicted the end of the world occurred at that time.”) Yet there are some in the spiritual community who believe the ending of the Mayan calendar does not mark an end time, but rather the turning of a page into a different era. However, the Mayans are not the only culture who put a special significance on this date. Buddhist, Taoist, Vedic and Hopi traditions also refer to the arrival of a golden age on this date. Numerologists also understand the significance of these dates: According to Jean-Claude Koven, author of Will the World Really End on December 21, 2012?, “It is no mere coincidence that so many

disparate cultures globally that have had no known contact with one another should focus on the same date. There is increasing evidence that the time leading up to 12/21/12 does mark the presence of an energy portal that has never before been accessible to the human race. Each of us is being offered an opportunity to shift that may not again arise in thousands of years to come.” Whether or not December 21, 2012 marks an immutable cosmological event or not, this date represents a significant moment. At one end of the probability bell curve is total physical annihilation. At the opposite end is the arrival of the Golden Age – the Age of Aquarius. Every other conceivable possibility lies between them. Somewhere continued on page 16 >>


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near the center of the curve most of us will find our most probable possibility in which the monumental moment will pass quietly like Y2K (remember the hype when our world was supposed to end because computers were going to stop working?) and our lives will continue as if nothing happened. When the clock ticks down to midnight on that day and the sun comes up on December 22, 2012, we will move closer to whatever future harvest it has sown. That doesn’t mean that many other people, who live their lives at the extremities of the curve, won’t experience radically different events. According to numerologist Stephanie Joy, an intuitive and healer located in Los Angeles, CA, “12/21/2012 adds up to 11, and this is a master number that works within spiritual, visionary, magically transcendental, healing and illuminating realms of creation. These are the dominant aspects for this date. Joy, love and creativity become a guidance for this date from which, as a result of a grand change, we should be brought to the higher consciousness of love. Its potential for growth, stability, and personal power lies in its acceptance of intuitive understanding, and of spiritual truths. For the 11, such peace is not found so much in logic, but in faith. This day will hold all of the illuminating and insightful vibrations of the master number 11, as well as the vibration of the 2, which it ultimately adds up to. The 2 is all about harmony, meditation, affection and all of the aspects of loving energy. What a perfect way to usher in a global shift in consciousness, with the harmony and love of the 2 vibration and the spirituality, healing and vision of the 11 vibration. We have so much to look forward to!”

holidays. As you are led to your gateway on December 12, 2012, light the menorah during the days of Chanukah, step through the threshold at the Winter Solstice, walk into the 12 days of Christmas, celebrate the seven principles of Kwanzaa and embrace the octave shift as it unfolds as this will be the beginning! So what is significant about this date? I believe it’s the Grand Finale, the BIG ONE for which we have been waiting, the 26,000-year Shift of the Ages. We came to earth to help bring forth the Divine Shift into the Golden Age and the time is now! [

Rev. Basia Christ, M.Div. will graduate with a Ph.D. in Spiritual Counseling from University of Metaphysical Sciences in December 2012. She has written “From Ash to Flame: Women Rising” (available soon after the New Year). Christ is working on “Breaking Adam’s Rib: The Rise of the Divine Feminine.” She has written for “Today’s Woman,” “Beach Cities Style” and “Empowering Women” magazines and the “OC Register.” She believes we are all connected and donated her kidney anonymously two years ago. Christ advocates for human trafficking victims. She is available for presentations on gender equality and living kidney donations.

With this in mind, allow your soul to open to your highest state of being during this time. Only you will determine what and how it will manifest. Will you allow the fruit from the old tree to fall to the ground and rot away for Earth’s benefit? Will the soil in which you plant these seeds be fertile? This powerful day also relates to the third chakra where our fire is lit or a new fire comes forth as in a birth or rebirth to awaken the heart chakra energy. There is also the dawning of the Winter Solstice light. These events and holidays happen every year, but this year is special, as it starts a new octave for rebirth. Enjoy the beauty of the procession of the upcoming 16 Radiance

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A ship in port is safe, but that’s not what ships are built for. Sail out to sea and do new things. ~ Grace Hopper

Happy, Healthy Holidays by Chele Eades


s it possible to go to a neighbor’s dinner party, the company’s mixer or a family gathering, enjoy socializing, eat, drink, and be merry; then wake up the next morning feeling energetic and without any guilt? Of course, it is! And no, it doesn’t mean you’ll have to fast the last three weeks of the year. It’s all about education and choices.

From where does food come? Is it concocted in a lab by a scientist or grown locally without pesticides using organic heirloom seeds the way Mother Nature intended?

Yes, most every social function revolves around the buffet, especially during the holidays. In the U.S., it has become a holiday tradition to gorge ourselves and then justify the event with a New Year’s diet plan.

Get to know your farmer. Identify the source of recipe ingredients. For example, if you’re purchasing items in a box or bag, it’s difficult to understand what all those ingredients listed on the label are. Don’t assume if you are shopping at a health food store and buying items labeled “organic,” “natural” or “healthy,” that it’s good for you.

Why do we eat? What’s the purpose of food? According to Encarta Dictionary: food is a source of nutrients (material that provides living things with the nourishment needed for energy and growth).

In order to be “shelf stable,” preservatives are added to products; they’ve been pasteurized and undergo other processing that causes them to be void of nutrients.

Do you truly believe the gooey, dairy-rich, sugarfilled, overly processed treats on the fancy platter is “material providing YOU nutrients for energy and growth?” I think not.

If you’re considering purchasing party trays from a deli or catering company, ask from where do they get their produce, what kind of oil do they use or which type of sweeteners are in their desserts? Once you know the provider’s level of standards, make selections based on your priorities for you and your guests. continued on page 20 >>

Party food, can be lavish, delicious, comforting and healthy! Let’s start with some background information.


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A SCHOOL FOR HOL Consciousness Mastery: A Spiritual Counselor Certification Course Taught by Rev. Danielle Marie

This two-day course is designed to bring it all home! You will learn fundamentals of several healing modalities and how to combine them to create a personal style of your own whether it is for yourself or your professional practice. Access your innate intuitive skills. Setting up altars, feng shui, chakras, auras, clairs, essential oils, oracle cards, crystals & sound healings, belief work (for the inner child, family history

and alternative paradigms), soul contracts, Akashic Records, creating a healing session, inviting change, avoiding personal traps, accessing the truth, being the guide for positive changes. Friday & Saturday, November 9 & 10, 2012 9am-6pm Investment value - $300

The Conscious Practitioner: A One-Day Business & Personal Empowerment Course Taught by Rev. Danielle Marie

Understand and apply the basic concepts of setting up or enhancing your holistic healing practice.

empowerment ceremony at the end of class. An invaluable tool for every healer !

Business name, DBA, bank accounts, credit cards, accounting, financing, computers programs, home office, website, business cards, e-mail campaigns, social networking, advertising, business plan, professional services and income tax strategies, plus personal empowerment tools, self-worth, life path, and an

Saturday, December 15, 2012 10am-6pm Investment value - $150 (Tuition is waived if you RSVP 7 days in advance

“I AM” Mentorship: The Power of One, A Journey Inside to Discover Your Magnificence Taught by Rev. Danielle Marie

The number “10” reduces numerologically to the number “1”, 10 is therefore the power of One, You! 20 weeks, 10 group conference calls, 10 personal empowerment sessions, 10 projects to build your practice beyond your imagination! Be who you are: expand your holistic practice exponentially in 10 weeks, discover your skills, your life path, your confidence, your destiny. Implement practical business shaping, branding,

infrastructure and marketing tools to position your thriving practice. When good people are successful, have wealth and prosperity... they do good things. Call today to start your journey to creating the practice of your dreams. Course materials of a workbook and meditation CD for 10 topics included.

Triad Weight Management: A OneDay Course to Explore the Three True Causes of Weight Gain The Physical Body: Detoxify & restore the hormones & internal systems to their highest function The Mind: Release & reshape the beliefs that create cravings & bad habits The Connection to Source: Realign the energetic body to the highest vibration We willl use “muscle testing” in this all-day workshop to discover the beliefs you have that continue to create unaligned habits, discover which systems in your body are compromised

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and discover which crystals, essential oils, and/or supplements are best suited to you and your complete restoration of natural weight. Saturday, January 26, 2013 10am-6pm Investment value - $150 (Tuition is waived if you RSVP 7 days in advance)


LISTIC PRACTITIONERS Conscious Anatomy: Medical Intuitive Certification Course Taught by Rev. Danielle Marie This 16-week course is designed to train the practitioner to conduct physical and energetic body scans, understand and apply the energetic integration of the Mind, Body & Spirit. Learn the emotions that support illness and how to clear them and restore health. Each week explores a different body system, the emotional components that affect it, the energetic fields, channels and bodies that heal and maintain it. A spiritually and emotionally healthy body is a physically healthy body. An invaluable tool for every healer!

16 Tuesdays beginning January 15, 2013 or 15 Tuesdays beginning May 7, 2013 or 16 Tuesdays beginning August 27, 2013 (or join in anytime and catch the ones missed in the next semester) 6:30-9:30pm Investment value - A $75 upfront materials fee and weekly registration fee of $35. Repeat any class for $25. Certification granted upon completion of all 16 weeks. If you miss a week simply take it in one of the following semesters. This will be an on-going course. Repeat any class for $20.

Reiki Level I Certification: Energy Healing from the Heart Taught by Kim Flood, Reiki Master Teacher

During this course, you’ll receive your First Degree Energy Attunement, allowing you to channel the higher vibratino of Reiki energy into your body. In addition, you’ll learn: The history and evolution of Reiki A powerful Reiki symbol, used to amplify the Reiki energy What Chakras are and how to cleanse and balance them How to conduct a professional healing session

You’ll also receive a comprehensive manual and certification allowing you to offer Reiki sessions professionally. Sunday, November 18 from 1:00-6:00 pm 2nd Class Sunday, December 16 from 1:00-6:00 pm Investment value - $150 ($50 Pre-registration fee required, included in total cost) Register: (Class schedules) Early Registration Discount Available.

ThetaHealing® Basic DNA

Taught by Rev. Danielle Marie, Master ThetaHealer

Prerequisite: None required Focuses on activating the 12 strands of DNA within each participant. The chronos (youth and vitality chromosome) is activated, the telomeres are strengthened to reverse the aging process. Students experience an opening to the Unconditional Love of the Creator. The heart of this class is the practice of techniques that allow you to change life patterns held in place by core, genetic, historic and soul beliefs, either self inflicted or externally imposed. The student will learn to identify his/her own beliefs as well as to practice pulling them for others in the class. This practice can quickly reveal systems of belief that might take traditional psychotherapy years to uncover, showing the body how to replace limiting beliefs or feelings with positive ones.

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Issues of safety are emphasized, especially when making genetic changes in the body. Other topics and exercises include learning discernment when working with guides and guardian angels, an introduction to the laws of manifestation, doing future readings, balancing seretonin and noradrenaline levels, pulling heavy metals and radiation, soul mates, waywards and implants, Seven Planes of Existence, and the protocols for healing a great variety of conditions and diseases working with the Creator. By the end of the seminar, the student is prepared to become a practitioner of ThetaHealing® as a ThetaHealer®. January 11th, 12th and 13th, 2012 from 9am to 6pm ,Friday & Saturday, Noon to 6pm on Sunday Investment $450, $100 deposit holds your place, $350 due on/prior to start date. Includes: ThetaHealing® Book and ThetaHealing Manual

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The goal is to have items you choose fit into the category I refer to as “a better choice.” These festive occasion foods (items we would not normally eat every day to maintain a balanced physical being), although prepared with organic ingredients, minimally processed and not containing harmful ingredients, such as GMO’s (genetically modified organisms) may be a better choice; however, but they’re still not nourishment. This should be a minimum standard for any health conscious individual, holidays or otherwise. Food vs. Nourishment You’ve already read the official definition of “food,” now let’s compare how nourishment is defined: food, or the valuable substances in food that a person, animal, or plant requires to live, grow, or remain fit and healthy.

The best solution is Biodynamic farming practices ( for a higher vibrational food supply and nourishment for our earth to sustain future generations. Packaged food is dead food! Most restaurant food is more about the social experience than nourishing people. However, more organic and living food restaurants are opening (the only safe places to eat out). The next item to address is having a reliable outlet for obtaining high quality produce that’s essential in making your own food. For example, assess the event you’re invited to before deciding what to bring to a potluck. Since it may be the only safe dish on the table, select the recipe carefully because it might be the only thing you’ll want to eat. Provide the ingredients of your November/December 2012

You can find great healthy food recipes from several sites and blogs on the Internet as well as from books within the healthy food preparation category. They will all claim to be delicious; however, be careful. For example, someone may write a recipe directed toward gluten-free, healthy baking and use white refined sugar as the sweetener. You may know people who have food item intolerances who politely pass on dishes saying they can’t eat them. When I hear this I wonder what was in that dish that bothered them. Was it how it was prepared or the ingredients used? Were they afraid of additives or preservatives because the dish was store bought?

“The majority of what we consume isn’t nourishment... because there are minimal valuable substances in our food.”

The majority of what we consume isn’t nourishment as defined above because there are minimal valuable substances in our food. Perhaps there should be an updated definition or better yet, an updated belief in what we are meant to consume. Energy is extracted from what we eat, therefore, the more life force our food has, the more energy we have. You may have heard that our soil is depleted of nutrients. This is true in the mass production commercial agricultural system; however, not true with the local farmer.

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dish; it will make for lively conversation and may inspire your fellow party goers to try something new.

Because of this, when preparing dishes to share, think about the ingredients. There’s no need to do without seasonal favorites so let’s establish what is truly healthy and do some conversions. Everything I prepare and suggest is pesticide-free, GMO (genetically modified organism)-free, meat-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, and free of refined sugars. Substitute any or all of these in any recipe. Know what you’re consuming, the benefits or how it may harm you. Following are suggestions on cooking healthy dishes: Pesticides Download a the dirty dozen guide ( food news) to help you discover which produce should either be organically grown or not eaten. Consider buying at farmers markets as a better option than conventionally-grown produce. GMO’s If you aren’t familiar with this term, educate yourself by going to They are prevalent in our food supply.

Meat-free We’re not designed to consume animals. However, if you do eat meat, make sure it’s all free range, nonhormone raised. Factory farming is not only unhealthy for humans, it’s destroying our environment. Dairy-free Cow milk is meant for baby cows. Pasteurization destroys any beneficial nutrients. Try Growing Naturals, a highly nutrient dense, tasty fermented rice milk product. Gluten-free Many people have developed sensitivity to the protein composite found in processed wheat foods and other grain species. Studies show the benefit of avoiding these grains. Refined Sugar-free Sugar cane has become an overly processed crop stripped of nutrients. Be especially careful of sugar made from sugar beets as that crop is mostly all GMO. Neither variety of processed sugar has any beneficial properties. I recommend the following products for sweeteners: a raw, organic, low-glycemic sweetener Coconut Nectar, and Coconut Crystals, honey (providing it’s from a sustainable farm) dates and stevia. Previously, we discussed better choices when you’re purchasing prepared food and home preparation, but what if a party you’re attending is being held at a restaurant or banquet hall? Call ahead and ask what will be served. Many venues strive to support local farmers and are using higher quality ingredients. Support them! Those that are focused more on making a profit use the cheapest ingredients, which are not

nourishing and may be harmful. Send a message to the latter businesses by no longer eating there. Next, let’s pull out the classic family favorite’s recipe box and reinvent comfort food. A good variety of on-line vegan recipes may be found at If you see an ingredient we haven’t discussed, research it before using, (ex. Xanthan gum is listed as a thickener. I wouldn’t use it because it’s derived from corn, which is GMO). You can easily replace this ingredient with ground flax or chia seed gel. If you want to purchase a recipe book, I recommend The Raw Food Revolution Diet (the best foundation you can get to explore high vibrational non-cooked foods) and Angel Foods (cooked and non-cooked recipes, all delicious and nutritious), both written by Cherie Soria. Since Cherie’s specialty is flavor balancing, these recipes will delight your guests. I hope you’ve been inspired to reach a new level of creativity in the kitchen this holiday season. Set your intentions that this year’s buffet will send messages of love and comfort, recall precious memories, delight taste buds, and provide nutrients for energy and growth to your loved ones. Commit to approach this holiday season with a new health-conscious philosophy. [

Chele’s mission is to “Simplify the Healthy Lifestyle.” She developed Energetic Existence to offer products, services, and education to those seeking optimum health & well-being. Chele received her Chef certification from the Living Light Culinary Arts Institute. She became a Hallelujah Acres Health Minister to further her knowledge of the biblical concept (our bodies can heal with proper nutrition). She has a certification from Hilton Johnson’s “Health Coaching You” program. Guiding others to make healthy choices evolved from her first job at 16 years of age, teaching juicing in a chiropractor’s office. Having an architectural design degree and experience in environmental décor, Chele will combine these talents with her passion for a healthier world by evaluating both your professional and personal surroundings in a “Getting to Know You” consultation. Visit, email or call 949.922.2342 for details.


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The Temple of Light brings to the Spiritual Community our choice of the “Go to Place” of the month...

Awakenings 25260 La Paz Rd Suite D, Laguna Hills, CA 92653

949-457-0797 book signings and special events designed to nourish and enrich your soul and spirit. Come visit to find inspiration and enrichment.

Brandon and Lori Camacho Awakenings Owners and Guiding Lights Awakenings owners Brandon and Lori Camacho are devoted to helping bring greater love and enlight-


wakenings has been serving the metaphysical needs of Orange County and all of Southern California for the past 20 years. We are dedicated to helping to bring greater consciousness love and enlightenment into the world. We are a mini community serving as a sanctuary for beings of all colors, creeds, religions and beliefs. The Book and Gift Store at Awakenings in Laguna Hills features inspirational items designed to augment whatever spiritual path you may be on. Come visit our beautiful collection to find books, music, dvd’s, crystals, minerals, jewelry, incense, candles, visionary artwork, tarot cards, sacred statuary, aromatherapy, sound therapy, and many other unique gift items. We have put many years of dedicated experience into finding the products and tools that we offer to help enrich your personal growth and spiritual journey We continually seek out and introduce new items at the store. [ We have a large seminar room, available for rent, that is home to a diverse line up of classes, workshops, 24 Radiance

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enment to the world. Their journey began over 20 years ago and has included a myriad of different teachings and experiences. It is their honor to hold space for the many beautiful beings that grace Awakenings every day. Brandon is an author, techer, channel and spiritual counselor offering love, guidance, and transformational tools to assist individuals on their unique paths of growth. Lori is a psychic, channel, healer and teacher that regularly conducts certification courses, helping others to develop their own unique abilities. She also sees individuals privately from her office in Laguna Hills. [



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Connection Therapy Celebrating the Abundance by Cara H. Cadwallader


y mother’s brother now sits in a hospital bed at the VA in Los Angeles. A decadeslong alcoholic and homeless veteran, he brought himself into the facility after experiencing confusion and a loss of balance. He was there for almost a month. My parents and I rushed from San Diego the day we found out the news. A week later, my aunt made a quick trip out to southern California to visit him at his bedside. While I sat at the kitchen table in my parent’s home, I chatted with my aunt as she prepared a breakfast of peppers, eggs and onions. Reflecting on Thanksgiving, I shared with my aunt my resistance to the holiday. “I love Thanksgiving,” she replied. “Unlike Christmas, with its over the top consumerist propaganda that lures our children into desiring all of the latest fads, Thanksgiving is when my husband’s family co-creates all of the ingredients – pastries from Brooklyn brought by my husband’s youngest brother; the ham brought fresh from the butcher by my mother-in-law; and flower arrangements just cut from my sister-in-law’s garden – and we spend the day in merriment, as the teenagers sit on the porch, the kids run in and out the doors, and the animals do laps around the yard.” “You’re right,” I responded, “all holidays are the best when we are spending them with each other by simply being together.” In that moment, I imagined not all of the fixings, plates and overflowing supply of food found at the center of our collective table but, 26 Radiance

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rather, the abundance of human beings gathered together with whom I could share in moments of release, by making funny faces at the cold gravy; in surrender, as we share tears and memories over our patriarch’s return to Source; and in vulnerability, as we sit in silence and allow the moments to unfold without judgment, criticism or control. This is the heart of prosperity and these are just a few of the fundamental principles found at the core of “Connection Therapy.” Marketing platforms for our modern-day technologies are brilliantly successful because they tap into and cater to our primal, human need for connection. However, much like consumption, our virtual realities more often than not leave us feeling even more isolated, empty and alone. As the modern touch studies of the 1950s pointed out, real-time human touch is a human being’s biological imperative. “The idea that specific patterns of touch are innate, pre-programmed, and hard-wired in humans suggests that touch is much more powerful than many of us had previously imagined. This naturally endowed tool should be nurtured and encouraged.” We are no longer in basic need of solely receiving and giving touch, we are also in dire need of being in touch with both our own Spiritual selves as well as the Earth. This triumvirate of connection is the basis for regenerative exchange – that is, a self-propelling, closedloop system that continually feeds itself. It’s one way forward in a world narrowly teetering on a brink.

In our rush to embrace the gadgets that our human ingenuity also births in, we subconsciously buy into the notion that connectivity is solely an intellectual pursuit. Ever since Rene Descartes declared, “Cogito ergo sum” (I think therefore I am), this falsehood has been programmed into our conditioning. Three centuries later, capitalism is firmly rooted in the overt disconnect of our minds from our bodies. Intuitively, we wouldn’t financially support most of the methods of western medicine, education, politics and more, if we were truly listening to our bodies. What we’re discovering is that it is our very capacity to reason - to perform analytical thinking - that has gotten us into our current mess of a warming planet, melting icecaps and wars waged on humanity. Mind over matter is the terrain where social injustice and environmental degradation plays out. Business as usual from the masculine perspective looks like all of the doing - rushing off to yoga class; focusing on what needs to be “fixed;” purchasing the right products and supporting a green economics; perpetuating a values system in which accumulation of material resources represents success; and diminishing true power by distracting women into believing that a certain body type is ideal. In embodying the current rise of the Divine Feminine, “Connection Therapy” honors that all we really need is to simply be – with our selves and this pit of deep grief, as well as violent disease, that our lack of intimate contact creates; with the Earth and the vital energy that she restores when we allow ourselves moments of stillness and silence; and with each other, when our hugs, kisses and three little words, “I Love You,” are the most potent doses of medication we can distribute. We harvest radiance in our everyday lives by sowing the seeds of playfulness, release, surrender, vulnerability, innocence and more. However, as Soul Gardeners, we must also have an awareness of the health of the soil within which we are planting our seeds. Due to the heavy pesticide use of the Ag-Industry, America’s ground cover is depleted of the rich nutrients necessary for plants to flourish. Taking honest inventory of where you are planting your seeds - of time, energy and resources - is a vital step in your cultivating sustainable prosperity. Toxic environments of negativity, selfcontinued on page 28 >>




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doubt, addiction, paranoia, fear and scarcity thinking, must be pruned back. Rather than cutting them out altogether, we can accept these elements as part of our shared journey. We can help shift them from their hiding places in the shadows into the light of day. In the process, we re-integrate our whole selves – masculine and feminine, light and dark, good and bad – into a synergistic and symbiotic relationship with real life.

of tastes. As for me, I’m the round potato – a dab of bland warmth that mixes well with all of the other ingredients. When we dive into our collective meal, I’ll gratefully sit back in wonder and awe as I observe that - whatever we are - we are each perfect exactly as we are. Just to prove it, I’ll finish it all off with a dessert of hugs, kisses and LOVE for all. [

Abundance is a natural by product of living in right relations with our planet, our selves and each other. There is enough food, money, shelter and attention for each of us so long as we are willing to divert our gaze away from the golden carrots outside of us and into our internal well spring of hope and contentment. Fortunately, there is an infinite resource that all living creatures can continue to have their cups filled to overflowing with and that is an unending supply of LOVE.

Cara H. Cadwallader, Connection Therapist and Dance Philosopher, wields the metaphor of movement as a tool for personal and global transformation. She is a wild woman who weaves her Divine Feminine on dance floors across San Diego, infusing them with innocence and joy as she ecstatically stirs an ancestral pot of community. A passionate activist, Cara has also worked to raise money and awareness for micro-farming and sustainable food. Her last vision, the Prosperity Hive, was a community gathering space for cultural vibrancy and regional sustainability, as well as a magical container for healing our individual and collective wounds.

My uncle will be out of the hospital and joining us for Thanksgiving. I’ll look around our table that night and reflect on how my sister is like the tart cranberry sauce; my brother like the sturdy green bean; my mother the sacrificial turkey; my father the tangy cider; and my uncle the Jello salad - all mixed up with a surprise

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12 Days of Light Please join us in this very special celebration and intention setting festivities. We have lined up 12 days of events to culminate our commitment to creating a new world, a new universe a new way of being here on earth. Don’t miss a day of the concerts, crystal grids, ceremonies, workshops, meditations and intention setting gatherings. Each event is individually priced and a total 12-day pass will be available.

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Seth Pincus & Peter DeWitt

Pranam World Devotional Music


Saturday, December 1

7:30-9:30 pm


Master Xavier Quijas Yxaytotl

Mayan Sound Healing Concert

Ancient Mayan sacred ceremony to open pineal gland

Sunday, December 2

3 - 5 pm


Susan Rhodes

Field Trip to Hsi Lai Temple Hacienda Hts

Buddha Halls, Gardens and the Art Gallery (Museum).

Monday, December 3

9am - 2:30pm


Steve Lesko

Special Channeling Session

A Special Class to bring in messages from Ascended Masters as we reach 12.12.12

Tuesday, December 4

7:30 - 9pm


Rev. Dr. Nancy Kimes

Kwan Yin Reiki Share

A special Reiki Share from Kwan Yin with messages for 12.12.12

Tuesday, December 4



Jerry Yusko

Special The Blend, Spiritual & ET Connections

A Special Class to bring in messages from other Worldly Beings as we reach 12.12.12

Thursday, December 6



Deborah Shea & Isabella Stoloff

A Taste of 12.12.12

Light activation ceremony to bring our vibrations in line with 12.12.12

Friday, December 7

7 - 9pm

$29 Prepay, $35 at the Door

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Rev Ayanna Mojica & Dr. Maahes Sadhu

Wisdom of the Dragon

A Special Class to bring in messages from the Elemental World as we reach 12.12.12

Saturday, December 8

1 - 3pm


Rev. Ayanna Mojica & Dr. Maahes Sadhu

Twin Flame Dance of the Divine Feminine & Divine Masculine

A Special Class to bring in messages from Mary Magdalen as we reach 12.12.12

Saturday, December 8

3 - 5pm


Neil Gaur

Wholistic Music Festival

Chris Amadeo, Fontain's Muse, Jeanine Strong, Jason Pastalis, iTom Lab, Torkom Ji & more!

Saturday, December 8

6 - 10pm


Teressena & Martien Backens

Crystal Skulls Experiential Workshop

Experience meditation & sound activation with Opheleah, an Ancient Crystal Skull with messages for 12.12.12

Sunday, December 9

1 - 5pm


Rev. Danielle

Field Trip to Excavate Crystals

All day trip to Temecula, excavate and bring home as many crystals as you can carry

Monday, December 10

Rev Danielle & Jessie Chiang

Meditation w/ Ascended Masters

Crystal Grid & Intention setting with messages from your guides for 12.12.12

Tuesday, December 11

7 - 9pm


Larisa Stow & Shakti Tribe

Transformance Concert

Zen infused rock, the best New Age of this millenium!

Wednesday, December 12

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Feast for the Senses Meditation Practices from The Radiance Sutras by Dr. Lorin Roche


ood – can’t live without it. So why not take delight in each bite? The same goes for other appetites. We are hungry for many things besides purely physical food. Music and poetry feed the soul. Love feeds the hungry heart.

thousand times a day, we are filled and emptied as two thousand gallons of air-substance flows across the sensitive sensory tissues of the nose, mouth, and throat. We may as well notice this continual feast and rejoice in it, instead of taking it for granted.

From a Tantric perspective, we are always eating, always absorbing nutrition from the cosmos, always being fed by the universe on many levels. All sensual perception is food. When we pay attention soulfully, it is food for the soul. Each of the senses is feeding on infinity, metabolizing the energies of creation.

In the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra, an ancient yoga text, The One Who is Intimate to All Beings says:

Every bit of sunlight that touches our skin and blesses the eyes is nourishment: the body absorbs the wavelengths and transmutes that electromagnetic energy into substances it can use. Every sound we hear is the vibration of life in action; our ears are sustained by laughter, good conversations, and rhythms of all kinds. Breath is a primary food – we breathe in and out twenty

Colors fill the eyes with light.

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Become identical With the ecstatic Essence Embracing both worlds. gitādiviayāsvādāsamasaukhyaikatāt mana | yoginas tanmayatvena manorūhes tadātmatā

All around you, in every moment, The world is offering a feast for your senses. Songs are playing, tasty food is on the table, Fragrances are in the air, You who long for union, Attend this banquet with loving focus.

This is verse 73 of the Bhairava Tantra, which correlates to Sutra 50 of The Radiance Sutras. If you want to sound out the words, here they are, approximately (thanks to Dr. John Casey of Loyola Marymount University): geetaa aadi vishaya–aasvaadaa sama–saukhya eka–tat–manah

The outer and inner worlds

yoginah tat–mayatvena

Open to each other.

manas–aaroodheh 73

Oneness of vision, oneness of heart. Right here, in the midst of it all, Merge with the elation.


Looking in the Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary we see:

Gita - song, musical performances, music instruments; adi – the first, or etcetera; visaya – anything perceptible by the senses, object of sense, sensuality; asvada – eating with relish, (also metaphorically), tasting, flavor, enjoying; sama equal, equipoise; saukhya - comfort, welfare, felicity, enjoyment; ekataat manah – one-pointed focus; yoginas – the yogis; tanmayatvena - become one with that; tanmaya - absorbed in THAT, identical with THAT; dvaina – duality; manah – mind; arudhi ascent, mounting, elevation, riding; tat-atmata - become one with that; atma, nature, existence, essence, the life principle, spirit, soul.

pulses that are electrochemical in nature. These impulses are transmitted along the line of neurons to the brain, which decodes the infor-

nary conversation. We are called to listen wholeheartedly. Taste with our whole being. See with the eyes of the soul. If you are hungry for love, spiritual experience, excitement, adventure, or for the richness of life, one thing you can do it tune your senses and your attention so that you are capable of receiving fully. Meditation is a great way to do this, if you find a technique that suits your nature. Keep in mind that there are thousands of different meditation practices, and many of them were designed for monks, people who intend to turn away from the world and the life of the senses. Whatev-

“Each sense is continually transmuting energy from one form into another.”

Visaya deserves its own paragraph, for its semantic range is quite broad: anything perceptible by the senses, object of sense, sensuality, range, detail, material enjoyment, material happiness, abode, dominion, kingdom, scope, compass, horizon, range, reach of the eyes, ears, mind, within the reach of the five indriyas or senses; shabda - sound, sparsa – tangibility to the skin, rupa - form or color, for the eyes, rasa - savor, for the tongue, gandha - odor, for the nose. Each sense is continually transmuting energy from one form into another. When we see, touch, hear, taste, and smell, we are absorbed in holy communion if we would only attend to it as such. For example, visible light is a tiny range of the electromagnetic spectrum, of the wavelengths that are continually crisscrossing the universe. When light enters our eyes, it stimulates photoreceptor cells to produce im-

mation to give us a colorful picture of the world. The whole process is transmutation. We may as well accept it as a gift of the divine. This is why in Yoga, the senses are named after Indra, king of the gods. The indriyas or senses are “the companions of god, belonging to god.” The metaphor we are offered here is that the senses are intrinsically divine and are the functioning of the divine. Your real diet is the divine feast you are in the midst of, all the sensual pleasures within the range of your senses. When we listen to music we love, there is unparalleled joy that arises from listening to song. If you listen with your whole being, you can hear the song of life even in ordi-

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er path of spiritual practice you select, make sure it works with your individual nature and helps you to fulfill your desires. There are many ways of paying attention, a whole continuum – scrutiny, skepticism, clinical watching, cold observation, appreciation, delight, wonder, adoration, love. Each has its place. We can dial each one in as needed or appropriate. But if we get stuck in cold witnessing, we may miss the joy of outer life and also our own gateways to transcendence. The quality of attention this sutra is calling for is more than sterile, joyless noticing.

Jack Kornfield, the Vipassana meditation teacher, once pointed out that “mindfulness” is an “insipid word,” not suggestive of living fully, with courage and spaciousness. Mindfulness is not a good translation of what Buddha taught – “heartfulness” would be a better term.

“Mindfulness is not a good translation of what Buddha taught - ‘heartfulness’ would be a better term.”

Every experience is divine if you accept it as such. There are times when we need to give ourselves permission to be in shameless pleasure, and absorb delight with our whole bodies, in every cell, with every sense. This is spiritually and physically healthy, and a way of giving thanks to life. Use yoga to extend the reach of your senses – visaya – and tune your body’s ability to metabolize prana, the energy of life. The bliss flowing in your nerves and body is also a form of prana. In yoga, become one with the happiness of this divine feast;

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mount this happiness, arudhi - ride it, ascend with it, become one with it. This is sublime spiritual bliss, and it is available to us, here in the midst of everyday life. This sutra is inviting us to attend to the feast of the senses that is everyday life, and use the skills we practice in yoga to ascend and transcend with the joy. [

Lorin Roche discovered the Vijnana Bhairava Tantra in 1968, and it has been a love affair ever since. He is the author of The Radiance Sutras, Meditation Made Easy (Harper 1998), and Meditation Secrets for Women (Harper 2001), written with his Shakti and wife Camille Maurine. He has a Ph.D. from the University of California at Irvine in Social Science, where he studied the language yogis and meditators develop to describe their inner experiences. Visit to order copies of The Radiance Sutras. Come to Esalen December 14-16 for a joyous weekend with The Radiance Sutras with Dr. Lorin Roche and his wild Dakini wife, Camille Maurine. Reservations: (831) 667-3005, or visit Lorin attended Newport Harbor High School, then UC Irvine, and he worked his way through school by teaching meditation.” And even, Lorin’s parents lived on Balboa Island during WW II and were surfers during the 1940’s, surfing the coast from Corona del Mar to Malibu.

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Children, Animals and Spirit Guides by Dr. Steven D. Farmer


hildren are the ones who hold our future in their hands as they will someday be the ones to lead the way. Though they will be taught about the workings of life by others and by their own experiences, it’s up to spiritually awake adults to help them come to know their spiritual Self. Parents, grandparents, and other significant adults can provide conscious guidance and teaching, not through dogmatic or coercive methods, but through their own example and gentle, welcoming invitation. One dimension of spirituality that has been neglected in our western culture is that of the spirits of the natural world. We’ve tended to view the Earth as here mainly for our benefit rather than understanding that we’re simply a part of the web of life, intimately connected to all beings, both physically and spiritually.

any number of sources. It’s inherent in the emerging paradigm that we must reconcile our relationship with Spirit-and with our Earth Mother. Spirit in the Natural World So how do we encourage our children’s spirituality and in particular, how to receive guidance from the many voices of Spirit? How do we influence our children’s familiarity and appreciation of the natural world and come to know the Life force that expresses not only through but also as everything? It starts with overcoming the addiction to technological devices and getting outside as much as possible. From there we can teach our children by our own fascination with the magic that’s inherent in the Earth.

“One dimension of spirituality that has been neglected in our western culture is that of the spirits of the natural world.”

This view has been gradually changing as new paradigms emerge across many fronts. We’re drawing from the wisdom of indigenous and ancient peoples, those who had a deep reverence and understanding of the natural world and our profound relationship to it. We are coming to deeply appreciate how Spirit moves in all things and learning to receive Spirit’s messages from 36 Radiance

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The degree of estrangement from the world around us has increased in direct proportion to our reliance on technology. With this explosion of electronic tools available to us, it’s easy for parents and children to succumb to the allure of the multitude of devices, from smart phones to computers to television. The downside is that it keeps children inside, close to electrical outlets or wireless routers, at the cost of the direct experience with the three-dimensional world. There is continued on page 39 >>

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increasing evidence of the detrimental effects of this obsessive preoccupation. On the flip side, there’s also a growing awareness of the benefits of regular contact with the natural environment. Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods, coined the term “nature deficit disorder” in that book to describe the growing alienation that children--and many adults--are experiencing in this increasingly technologically-dominated world. In an article about this book Louv goes on to say: “. . . new studies demonstrate just how important direct contact with the outdoors is to healthy human development. Most of the new evidence that connects nature to well-being and restoration has focused on adults, but during the past decade, scientists have begun to study the impact of nearby nature on child development. Environmental psychologists reported in 2003 that nature in or around the home, or simply a room with a view of a natural landscape, helped protect the psychological well-being of the children. Researchers have found that children with disabilities gain enhanced body image and positive behavior

we eat (if you’re an omnivore). Our pets give us comfort and solace, while animals in the wild give us a glimpse into our own instinctual nature. With rare exceptions, children readily relate to animals, sometimes starting with their attachment to that stuffed animal figure that they fall to sleep with every night. It’s a short step from their love of animals to eventually understanding that animals can also be teachers and guides. [ Dr. Steven Farmer created 24 Children’s Spirit Animal Cards and a guidebook with Satiama which provide a way to promote values most parents would agree with and an opportunity to receive clear, simple messages from Spirit in a fun way. Each card features a spirit animal that guides children with simple, profound messages to develop awareness. Farmer is the author of Earth Magic, Earth Magic Oracle Cards and Animal Spirit Guides. He hosts his own radio show, Earth Magic Radio, on He is a shamanic practitioner, ordained minister and licensed psychotherapist. To purchase Children’s Spirit Animal Cards or the Children’s Spirit Animal Stories Audio CD visit or call (719) 487-0424.

“ studies demonstrate just how important direct contact with the outdoors is to healthy human development.” changes through direct interaction with nature. Studies of outdoor- education programs geared toward troubled youth--especially those diagnosed with mentalhealth problems--show a clear therapeutic value. Some of the most intriguing studies are being done by the Human-Environment Research Laboratory at the University of Illinois, where researchers have discovered that children as young as five showed a significant reduction in the symptoms of Attention-Deficit Disorder when they engaged with nature. Could nature therapy be a new option for ADD treatment?” Animals and Animals Spirit Guides There’s ample evidence of how animals are intertwined in our lives, from the shoes we wear to the food Radiance

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