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July 2013 Vol. 1 Issue 2

From Patient to Practitioner ; How EFT changed my life Psycho-Spiritual Sleep Solutions Assisting Your Ascension THE SEVEN ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS TO LIVING THE LIFE OF YOUR DREAMS

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Hello What an amazing blessings it is to have you here! Thank you for taking time to explore Connect Spirits! I get so excited, as the birth process of this magazine is one of divine guidance! Being in connection with all of our writers, and co-creators is a blessing in of it’s own. A big thank you to all the surprise writings, last minute assistance and all of our new subscribers! It is with great honor that I present this magazine to you! Blessings & Love, Rebecca L. Allen

Artist:

Melissa Harris

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Natural Home Remedies Page 6

Essence

Abundance Alchemy Page 11 Practitioners Page 12 Corner

From Patient to Practitioner ; How EFT changed my life Page 16

The Seven Essential Elements to

Recommended Reads Page 20

Recommended Living the Life of Your Dreams Movies Page 21 Page 18

Psycho-Spiritual Sleep Solutions Page 23

Healing with Earthing Page 33

Action’s more powerful than weapons Page 27 Free Online Events Page 36 Knowledge is Different in Different States of Consciousness

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Assisting Your Ascension Page 34

Messages from Angels Page 40 Celestial Effect Page 43

Inspirational Messages

Directory

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Be like a small joyous

child, living gloriously in the ever present now, without a single worry or concern about even the next moment in time...

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Natural Home Remedies

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If you were told when eaten as a part of your daily diet or taken as a beverage, you could: prevent or cure liver diseases, purify your blood, detox your body, dissolve kidney stones, improve gastrointestinal health; assist in weight reduction; cleanse your skin and eliminate acne; improve your bowel function, relieve both constipation and diarrhea; prevent or lower high blood pressure; prevent or cure anemia; lower your serum cholesterol by as much as half; reduce acid indigestion and gas buildup, prevent or control diabetes mellitus, and have no negative side effects, would you use it religiously? Dandelion can now become a loved yard flower! It offer vitamins B1, B2, B5, B6, B12, C, E, P, and D as well as biotin, inositol, potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, and zinc. Dandelion root is a homegrown multivitamin! When the leaves are eaten or made into a tonic it can aid digestion, constipation, and it is also used for arthritic conditions and gout. It cleanses the liver, kidneys, and gall bladder. Dandelion root is a powerful body detoxifying herb. The high levels of potassium will break down the acid in the blood, and assist in dissolving kidney stones. The dandelion may lower blood sugar, and assist those with Type I and Type II diabetes in regulating sugar. So how do you enjoy these amazing benefits? First, let’s go over a few keys to harvesting dandelion. Do not use: if you are allergic to plants of the daisy (Asteraceae) family such as Echinacea, Chamomile or Dandelion.  

Never harvest any dandelions close to a road. Never harvest dandelions from an industrial lot, or any space where past pollution might have been an issue. Never harvest dandelions from a yard where pesticides and fertilizers have been used.

If you're not ready to eat your dandelions there are still many external uses. The hollow tube, yields a milky substance that is good for the removal of warts, moles and treating pimples. It is also used for treatment of eczema, acne, psoriasis and to soothe insect stings and blisters.

Though the least bitter dandelions are harvested before they flower, you can harvest them all through the season to enjoy their health benefits. The larger the leaf - the more bitter the taste. Use the inner, smaller leaves to add to salads, while the larger leaves are great for cooking. Cook and serve similar to kale or spinach, it is wonderful in eggs, soups, and keeps well when cooked and frozen. Make sure you soak and clean your leaves well, rinse and repeat a few times. Test for bitterness before adding to salads, mixing with other greens is recommended, but not required! The leaves are wonderful, but there is even more you can do with dandelion roots. Roasted dandelion root can be used to make coffee, tea and much more if you get experimental. Harvest the root and wash well by soaking in water and scrubbing. There is a lot of dirt, so make sure to take time with this step. Now, cut your roots into small chunks as you might to roast carrots, and rinse one more time. Place your cut roots in a single layer on your baking sheet, and put in your oven on 250, with the door ajar. This will take about 2hrs, check to make sure they are roasting evenly and do not burn. Keep your roasted dandelion roots in a glass mason jar. Use a coffee grinder to turn those roasted roots into coffees and teas, or even to use as a rub on meats!

We offer information and opinions and are not as a substitute for professional medical prevention, diagnosis, or treatment. Please consult with your physician, pharmacist, or health care provider before taking any home remedies . 7


Natural Home Remedies

Replenish Your Body It’s summer and that means fun in the sun! With all the summer festivities it is important to keep in mind our skins sensitivity to ultra violet rays. If you have done your research you may already know that store bought sunscreens have a compilation of unhealthy chemicals and additives. These absorb through the skin and make their way into our bloodstream that can cause anything from hives to totally immune system breakdowns. There is some good news! Through increase your consumption of B and C vitamins, all of which are depleted when your body is regularly exposed to solar rays, will assist you in protecting your skin naturally. Indulging in fresh summer fruits and vegetables from a local farmers market will assist your body in creating natural sun protection! Some excellent sources of vitamin C are tomatoes, green peppers, cantaloupe, strawberries, broccoli and collard greens, as well as citrus fruits and juices. Foods rich in vitamin B include raw milk, bananas, tuna, salmon, spinach, peas eggs, liver, poultry, wheat germ, and dried brewer's yeast. Replenish your family by packing a fruit salad or garden salad rich in the vitamins your body needs to keep the sun fun!

Homemade Sun Protection In The Complete Herbal Guide to Natural Beauty, Dian Buchman suggests applying sesame seed oil alone as a tanning aid. If you have access only to whole seeds, grinding a handful of them in your blender or nut grinder and add a few drops of water to make a milky fluid. One quarter teaspoon of witch hazel or ethyl alcohol can be used as a preservative, or you can just label the bottle and keep it refrigerated. Sesame is the polyunsaturated nut oil "which most fully absorbs the ultraviolet rays of the sun". Ms. Buchman also mentions that a combination of sesame oil, anhydrous lanolin, and water can be used as an effective tanning cream. Simply melt 1/4 cup of the lanolin in the top of a double boiler, then immediately blend in 1/4 cup of sesame oil and 3/4 cup of water. This mixture can also be stored in the refrigerator in a clean, labeled container. Another natural sun remedy consists of peeling and mashing one large cucumber and straining the liquid through cheesecloth, add 1 teaspoon each of rose water and glycerin. You should be able to easily locate these items at a local pharmacy. Drop a handful of fresh mint leaves in a blender containing a couple of tablespoons of water, add 1/2 cup of sesame or coconut oil, 1 egg yolk, and 1 tablespoon each of wheat germ oil and lemon juice. You might want to put in a drop of peppermint oil for extra fragrance before blending the ingredients. Once again, keep this suntan lotion refrigerated. We offer information and opinions and are not as a substitute for professional medical prevention, diagnosis, or treatment. Please consult with your physician, pharmacist, or health care provider before taking any home remedies . 8


Natural Home Remedies

Find natural relief from back yard mosquitos by planting these plants around your yard. To enjoy the benefits of their natural repelling on the go, try making Catnip into a spray or clipping a piece and rubbing on your skin. Test an area of the skin for allergy before using all over.

Citronella

Ageratum

Horsemint

Marigolds

Catnip

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“Sirius”

is a feature length documentary that follows Dr. Steven Greer – an Emergency Medicine doctor turned UFO/ New Energy researcher – as he struggles to disclose top secret information about classified energy & propulsion techniques. Along the way, Dr. Greer investigates new technology and sheds light on criminal suppression. He accumulates over 100 Government, Military, and Intelligence Community witnesses who testify on record about their first-hand experiences with UFOs and with the cover-up. In the course of his research Dr. Greer is asked to look at an amazing find: a humanoid specimen, 6 inches long from the Atacama Desert. Not until 2012 was he given permission to take bone samples and DNA from the specimen. At that same time a preeminent geneticist, hearing of this find, offered to do DNA testing. He enlisted an MD from the same university,- world renowned for his work with skeletal anomalies, to view the x-rays and CT scans. Their expertise along with Dr. Greer’s expansive knowledge of the subject bring more questions than answers. Where did this “Atacama Humanoid” come from? Are there others like it? What does it say about the origin of the human species? While on this odyssey, the audience gains a whole new perspective on technology, human evolution, and clandestine organizations who have manipulated and controlled the public for centuries.

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No Comparison: The Magic Is In You Hello Beautiful! Do you find that you constantly look outside yourself for the answer? A solution? Praise? Do you constantly compare yourself to others, and feel that you "should" be doing a certain thing, because that is what they are doing? Do you feel isolated at times because you are trying so hard and exerting so much effort in your career or in life, yet seeing little results? If so, the reason is that you forgot something. Something BIG. But don’t worry – it’s fixable – now! You just need to remember that the magic is in you. There is no “outside.” There is no great inspiration coming to you from some source that is not connected to you. You ARE the source. You are the wisdom. You are the reason the Universe wakes up every morning and smiles. (She told me this today over coffee.) When you open to your true self, the magic flows immediately and effortlessly. Your true self is magic. Your true self is abundance. Your true self is love. So next time you find yourself looking “out there” – or searching far and wide for the key – or worrying about what others think, STOP. Stop and remember immediately that YOU are the key. The magic is in you.

Art by Carol Cavalaris

Astra Spider is the Abundance Shaman, Soul Liaison and CEO of Abundant Souls. She works with Soulful Entrepreneurs who are spiritual seekers, connecting you with your soul, your abundance and your fulfillment in biz and life. www.abundantsoulsofearth.com 11


Welcome to Practitioners Corner! We have built this area just for you! For you are special souls, on amazing journeys, lifting up our communities and our world! We thank you for all your services, all your energy and your unique gifts! Here we offer special information for you. We have created a classified area to assist you in growing your connections. Here you are welcome to share your services, your centers, and your special events for practitioners! Each month we will bring books, events, and special offerings to you! We love to share your passion with our readers. If you are interested in submitting more about your center, modality or anything else you desire please contact us at submission@ConnectSpirits.com

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e do so much to create a business, managing, networking, marketing, emails, schedules, collaborating and so much more! We must take action for it to grow into the vision we hold, but we unknowingly can create blocks to this success. Take note of the picture to the left; you might be surprised where you stand on some of your actions! Are you fully engaged in beings a successful person, or do you still hold on to a few traits of those less successful people? Just a few weeks ago I came across this photo in social media, and I would love to credit the creator though it can sometimes be hard to find! I personally took a journey into this photo to fully explore my truth. It was surprising where I stood. I was someone who “fly’s by the seat of my paints “ on occasion, and though I attempt to journal daily and tell all of my clients too, I looked back and noticed the big gaps of sometimes days with no entries. If I looked back just a few years I would see that back then I held even more of the unsuccessful people traits, but I am thrilled that along the way I dropped most of them off! Over the last 10 years of my life, maybe even longer I have known one thing to be true, I want to be a successful business women, and work for myself. I drove my parents crazy as a kid with my constant new ideas, every day I had a new invention or a business plan. I spent my late teen and early twenty's taking seminar after seminar and reading book after book. I also opened a company in 2002 “Organize It” building off my natural skills as a double Virgo to get people super organized in their homes and offices. All went well until the market crash over night; the business was a sitting duck. I lost momentum, and went back to working for others. Back then I still held so many traits of an unsuccessful person that picking myself up, asking for help, or realizing I didn't know it all was much to much for me to say out loud!

mediation, journaling, and journeys inward there are some keys I have kept dear to my heart, for I know that for anything I desire to come to fruition I must use the keys. The Key’s to Success; You must take time to clearly define your aspirations, get specific with how you want to FEEL and then start FEELING it into BEING! You must ask for help when you are stuck, confused or unclear. Ask your Guides, your God, your Source and then call a successful friend for more clarity! You must spend time with other successful people! If you want to be successful and all of your friends work at a big chain store your not in the right energy! Get some new friends and preferably one’s with big ideas of their own! This is a great reason to go to networking events and business development classes! Spend time every single day learning something new. Self development is a never ending process, and those who know it and love it are amazingly successful because they take care of their own mind, body and soul first! They know without this important connection you can take all the action in the world, and still fall flat on your face. You must line up your energy with your desired outcome! If you step into your home office or place of business and think, I hope this goes ok, or even worse, I want to be somewhere else, just close your doors now and walk away, your energy is not going to get you where you want. You must first decide you are doing something you love and then remember that as you step into this role every day!

Never focus on the bottom line, yes income is important, but if it is your driving force your in the wrong arena! Your business must be created out of One thing never changed, I wanted to be a successful business women! After a year or more of working for others passion, enthusiasm and an authentic yearning to assist those you serve in your business. When you focus is on my drive to get out of the rat race was back, and I quit my what you love, all other things flow naturally to you, job. I began finding alternatives to make a living that still including the income! allowed me time to grow and find a new vision. The things I began to learn as I searched for myself were amazing. I noticed for the first time that ALL successful business owners who have a huge impact on the world do some things very differently from the average business owner! After years of trial and error, research, study, 13


Advanced Theta Healing All that is By Vianna Stibal Meditation “Go up to the Seventh Plane” “Imagine energy coming up through the bottom of your feet from the center of the Earth and going up out of the top of your head as a beautiful ball of light. You are in this ball of light. Take time to notice what color it is. Now imagine going up above the Universe. Now imagine going into the Light above the Universe; it is a big beautiful Light. Imagine going up through that Light, and you will see another bright Light, and another, and another, in fact there are many bright Lights. Keep going. Between the Lights, there is a little bit of dark Light, but this is just a layer before the next Light, so keep going. Finally, there is a great, big bright Light. Go through it. When you go through it, you are going to see a dark energy, a jelly-like substance; it has all the colors of the rainbow in it. When you go into it, you see that it changes colors. This is the Laws. You will see all kinds of shapes and colors. In the distance, there is a white iridescent Light; it is a white-blue color, like a pearl. Head for that Light. Avoid the deep blue, blue light because this is the Law of Magnetism. As you get closer, you may see a mist of a pink color. Keep going until you see it. This is the Law of Compassion, and it will push you into the special place. You may see that the pearlescent light is the shape of a rectangle, like a window. This window is really the opening to the Seventh Plane. Now go through it. Go deep within it. You will be in a white light that sparkles. This light is as white as snow. It may have a few sparkles of blue and pink like a pearl, but it is mostly luminescent snow white light. Feel it go through your body. It feels light, but it has essence. You can feel it going through you; it is as if you can no longer feel the separation between your own body and the energy. You become “All That Is.” Do not worry. Your body will not disappear. It will become perfect and healthy. Remember there is just energy here, not people or things. So if you see people, go higher. It is from this place, that the “Creator of All That Is” can do Healings that will heal instantly and that you can create in all aspects of your life. “

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From Patient to P How

Transform the Structure of your Water

These bottle labels transforms the structure of water to the 528Hz frequency of Pure Love. When producing labels I am in a meditative state and enhance the label with Reiki and expose it to the binaural frequency of 528Hz. These labels can be placed on your containers, to go cups and water bottles to enhance the structure of your water. These are also awesome for healing Practitioners give Pure Love Water to your clients before or after your sessions to leave them feeling the Love and Light for days to come. 16


Practitioner ; EFT changed my life “You have cancer for the second time,” my doctor said. I simply stared into space and wondered how this could be happening to me again. I’d received a diagnosis of Breast Cancer, some 8 years since my first cancer diagnosis of Malignant Melanoma. At 36, the mother of a 4 year old, I simply wanted to know if I’d survive. My journey into incredible healing began right then, in that room. I began research into healing modalities and made some significant changes in my life. Self care became a priority, so I changed my diet and explored my spirituality more deeply. Then I made the amazing discovery of EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques). It seemed such a simple method, I found myself wondering – can EFT really work? Not knowing how to tackle such a huge health issue as cancer, I decided to try a simple EFT ‘tapping’ technique for my sinus problem. I was totally amazed when the problem disappeared after just two sessions. Of course, now my interest was peaked and I discovered some amazing EFT facts:

Harvard Medical School research showed that EFT reduces blood flow to the Amygdala in the brain, producing more endorphins and calmer feelings overall. EFT is highly effective for reducing stress and general anxiety 

Risk factors for serious illnesses are increased by stress, and some say that emotional distress from the past is a contributing factor. I therefore decided to seek the help of an EFT professional to deal with these deep rooted feelings. The change in me was profound after just one EFT session. I was finally able to release issues from my childhood and early adult life, I felt so much lighter! EFT helps a person to heal from serious illness by addressing deeper emotional issues, combined with transforming negative feelings about the experience now. Fear and anger feelings are dramatically reduced, allowing the person space for real healing on many levels. My experience with EFT was so profound, I decided to become an EFT practitioner. Today, I help clients with a range of issues, including serious illnesses, social anxiety, depression, stress, addictions and more. I run a local cancer support group and volunteer my EFT services to other charitable groups. I am so very grateful to be healthy now, in mind, body and spirit.

EFT has been shown to eliminate negative emotions about an event, even many years later 

Researchers in the Philippines found that EFT produced a 72% reduction in depression after just four sessions 

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“The Seven Essential Elements to Living the Life of Your Dreams”

Can you share more about the process of the steps you work through with your clients?

The first three elements are about getting fully connecting with an Interview with Rosemary Brocco ourselves, the next step, the fourth step, is “Own your Own.” It is about re material-based, meaning: we Thank you primarily make our choices from the -claiming ourselves and our lives, it’s for joining space of “How much time and money about recognizing what parts of us to share ourselves are standing in our way. is this going to either cost or earn with our Once we start to clear that stuff out, me?” To instead, centering our lives readers today, Rosemary! We whether it’s limiting beliefs, or selfare excited to hear more about the 7 around our hearts, and our own essential elements and your 90 day deepest desires and deepest needs, we sabotaging habits and behaviors, or all those ideas we have about how life are going to have to take our program to living the life of your should or shouldn’t be; once we get connection with ourselves to a much dreams! Could you explain your that out of the way, we are free to deeper level. These first three steps program a bit for our readers? are where we begin to do just that. If begin on creating life on our terms. This is when the magic really starts to Absolutely, I am currently offering you could have, do or be anything, happen. Where might you go if a 90 day mentorship program what would you choose? nothing was standing in your way? called “Purpose, Passion, Power!” What was the process to creating this This is a one-on-one program in The last three elements are about which I guide the client through my system? creating a strategy for getting from system, The 7 Essential Elements to I launched the program, “Purpose, point A to point B. What steps can you Living the Life of your Dreams. Some of the program’s benefits are: Passion Power!” in 2013; the system take on a daily basis so that the itself, now known as “The 7 Essential amazing parts of yourself that you’ve discover and share your greatest Elements to Living the Life of your just discovered are actually tangible, gifts, and most authentic self with Dreams, I have actually been and playing out in your life? These last the world, have a greater working with for nearly 20 years. At three steps are about strategy, connection to the work that you do, some point, as I got farther and commitment and resourcefulness. This and the way in which you do it, farther through my own process of is where we learn to stay course, and have a heartfelt resonance between healing and transformation, healing have fun in the process. This is where the inner and outer worlds, and myself from early childhood trauma, we become the artists that we’ve permanently bypass the idea of always wanted to be, and our lives settling, start creating only things and making the transition from the material-based to the heart-centered, become the open canvas they were that truly feel good to you – I noticed there already was a meant for. Leaving behind the ordinary, and pattern, there already was a system living a life that is literally, What is an essential step our readers in play. I never actually set out to extraordinary. could begin doing today to create the create a system, the system life of their dreams? organically revealed itself through Will you share some of the steps my own process of nearly two with us? Start at the beginning. Take out a pen, decades of trial and error. When I and piece of paper. Write out what Sure, the first 3 steps to the system realized this, I gave it a name, and you want for yourself, and your life, in are: Deepen your Desire, Honor started using it with other people. your Intuition, and Master your The results were amazing. I was able all areas. One of my favorite questions is: If you were guaranteed success, Mission. This is how we begin to to move people in a matter of just live our lives from the inside out. weeks, or even hours, to places it had and you had all the support and resources you needed, what would you These three steps are really about taken me years and years to get to do? Start there. Think big. It can be getting more deeply connected with myself, just by applying the 7 scary, but the bigger and deeper we ourselves, our hearts, and our Essential Elements. Turns out, it’s move into our desires, the deeper and souls. What ignites your soul, melts just another of the amazing greater our happiness, fulfillment and your heart and fills you with byproducts of all my hard work, joy. Satisfaction doesn’t come from passion? In this amazing world of effort and determination. The 7 options and opportunity, what Essential Elements are essentially the doing things half way. It comes from shooting for the stars, and actually most excites and ignites you? short-cuts and cliff notes that I discovered during my nearly 20 year reaching them. If we are going to make the To Learn More Visit process and transformation. transition from living a life that is Rossmarybrocco.com 18


“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” ~ Anais Nin

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Recommended Books Painting Outside the Lines: The Life of Psychic Artist Author Melissa Harris The creator of this months cover, fine artist, free spirit, successful

entrepreneur, psychic and medium, Melissa Harris shares her art and her life - a feast of creative exploration. As a "sensitive" childhood leads to young adult struggles, she expands portrait painting to open doorways

into souls and sojourns in New York and Paris to learn to paint only what she loves. Autobiographical in nature, in this book Melissa reveals her beliefs about the truths of some general traits of the artist and the

common ingredients of an artist's life. "For me, there is no other choice but to paint." Painting Outside the Lines is a visual feast, vibrant in color and emotion, sensuous and soulful. As we enter the enchanted world of the

artist as seer and adventurer, Melissa's expressive work captures the universal stories of our own human experiences. If these oils, watercolors and collages are her medicine, this healing spreads across the pages, inspiring us to express our inner world and ignite our visionary nature, a reminder that even erratic and ever-evolving lives can lead to graceful changes and that, truly, "Anything is possible!"

melissaharris.com

The Truth About Food The Good, the Bad & the Downright Dangerous by Gillian Drake We literally are what we eat, and the health of our body is directly related to the nutritional quality of our food. But up until know we’ve had no way to

identify which foods are food for us and which are not. Our food ingredient labels are flawed, and do not five us the whole truth. They focus on calories and grams of fat. But in fact there are good fats and bad fats, good calories and bad calories. To address this confusion, the author has developed a

revolutionary system of calibration the total nutritional value of food by its life force, or vitality. With a background in biochemistry and more than 20 years

as a nutritional consultant, Gillian is committed to helping others live healthier and more productive lives. She helps to fill in the gaps that conventional medicine and psychology often leave, and her knowledge of and experience with alternative health and cutting-edge nutritional research make her a valuable resource on many levels. In essence, she offers "insider information" not available anywhere else,

revealing truths and insights that can serve to improve her clients' health, relationships, and outlook, including helping them identify their mission in life through the Soul Map.

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Recommended Movies Gregg Braden - The 7 Essene Mirrors From the perspective of the ancient Essenes, every human on the earth is an initiate in the Mystery School that we call Life. Whether they are conscious of it or not, every human will experience in the presence of others mirrors of themselves in that moment. If we have the wisdom to recognize those mirrors, we may accelerate the evolution of emotion and understanding.

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James F. Twyman - The Moses Code Thirty-five hundred years ago, God gave Moses a gift that changed the future of humanity. Some of the most incredible miracles in history came from applying a simple code, activating the power of the creative force of God in the world. This ancient technology has largely been lost or ignored since then, only to be revealed once again through this movie (as well as James Twymans book of the same name). This code, if finally applied by humanity, has the power to transform the planet, as well as add the richest blessings to all of us. Some of the bestknown spiritual teachers in the world join James in this film, and offer tools that show us how we can apply the Moses Code to our lives. This is the foundation upon which the Law of Attraction is built. The film focuses on the power of Soul Manifestation, drawing upon our own innate spiritual ability to produce miracles everywhere we go. Many other films and books have focused on using the Law of Attraction to get the things we believe we need for example, houses, cars, or other goods. The Moses Code takes the next much more important step showing how to use this law to give from the soul, automatically attracting spiritual blessings to us!

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Psycho-Spiritual A Sleep Solutions With Lisa Hutchison

s a person who has experienced sleep issues, I have heard all the advice. Make sure the room temperature is comfortable, block out all sources of light and noise, decrease or eliminate all caffeine products from your diet. Of course, talk to your doctor to rule out any physical issues. I tried all of the regular methods and found that I still could not achieve the night of rest I was seeking so I decided to investigate deeper.

What does it mean to sleep? Sleep is all about trusting and letting go. We release the day and slip into another state of being. In order to achieve this one needs to feel relaxed mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually. The more one tries to control and make sleep happen the more it eludes you.

Why is it so important to sleep? Just ask anyone who cannot sleep and you will know the answer. Sleep is one of those factors that you don’t realize how important it is until you cannot get it. A lack of sleep can lead to decreased concentration, depressed or anxious mood, increased irritability, eating and accidents. Not only do we feel better physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually after a good night’s rest, it is vital for processing all the data our brains encounter each day. Some believe that we can enter different realities and communicate with deceased loved ones. 23


Sleep Tips: Feel Safe and Secure. What prevents you from feeling safe enough to let go and surrender? Do you have unresolved grief, relationship, work, money or health issues? What is it for you that is underlying or blocking the letting go process? This work can be done individually or with the support of a therapist. Go With God. Use prayer and ask spiritually to be watched over while you sleep. Pray to Archangel Michael to watch over and protect you as you sleep to create a sense of safety. Write it out. Perhaps the reason for your lack of sleep is a spiritual re-awakening? Although you would prefer the messages to arrive during your waking hours, most of us are too busy or hurried to slow down and listen. Spirit may be communicating to you at the only time of your day that you are receptive to listening. Write out whatever is on your mind, eventually you will zero in on it. Use your writing to explore trust issues with Life or God. I once heard God would rather you write an angry letter to God than not speak at all. Once you express your thoughts in writing release it by ripping it up or burning it. Move it. Talk a walk to move the energy in a new way, even if you feel too tired to go. Your body needs to release the physical tension it has built up from a lack of proper sleep. Just Add Salt. Take a shower or bath with sea salt. Salt grounds the auric energy field, which allows you to release tension and stress. The same effect happens when you spend time at the beach or near the ocean. If you are at the beach, listen to the tides rhythmic waves as this also relaxes the spirit. Smudge the room and yourself with sage. Native Americans use sage to clear away lower or negative energies. Light the stick and allow the smoke to waft throughout the room and make sure you open a window to let out what you need to release. You may also want to state your intention to release the negative energies and to bring in restful and peaceful energies.

Place a white light of protection around you. For those with psychic abilities, tell the spirits in an assertive voice that you are not to be disturbed at this time. This is your time to rest and relax and then tell them a time that you can be receptive to their messages. Meditate and or visualize prior to bedtime. Imagine a hot air balloon or a school bus. Put in all of the people and worries that are on your mind. Release the balloon into the air and watch as it floats into a white light and disappears. Watch the doors close on the school bus once it is fully boarded and see it drive off into a white light and disappear. Don’t Give Up! Whatever your reason is for getting a better night’s sleep, don’t lose hope. I know how frustrating it is to not sleep. Each person’s sleep issues and journey is different. To be honest, I am not saying this is the end all and be all for sleep solutions. Most of these help me a majority of the time, in addition to practicing the usual sleep hygiene advice. I, like you, am still searching and when I have more ideas I will share them with you. My hope for you tonight is that you may find more of the rest that you are searching for.

Lisa Hutchison, Inspirational Motivator Honoring Your Unique Self. She specializes in working with people who are in the helping professions, caretakers, survivors and artists to reconnect to their own wants and needs using a combination of creative arts and therapeutic skills. Lisa is a published writer for Chicken Soup for the Soul, Aspire Magazine and Sprout Online Magazine Visit www.lisahutchison.net or email lisadhutch@verizon.net. 24


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Action’s more powerful than weapons 5 Ways To a Peaceful Revolution

By Craig Boehman

An undemocratic regime relies on fear and ignorance to keep its population under control. The media serves as the unofficial mouthpiece for the state; its purpose: to spread lies, to omit certain damnable truths, to entertain “the huddled masses” with inane programs of distraction. This strategy ensures that a majority of the public, most of the time, will be rendered blind to the greater crimes of the power elites. When economic disparity reaches new and ghastly heights, when crimes of bankers and financial institutions can no longer be ignored – even by the mainstream media – fear is utilized by those in power to quash dissent. First, officials react to the outcries of their constituents by promising investigations and a brand new era of transparency. Ineffective laws are passed with loopholes large enough to enable more of the same criminal behavior that brought about the greatest recession since 1929. 27


Crops of equally corrupted and corruptible politicians emerge touting the usual prefab slogans: reform, change, and hope. The newly elected are all backed by Wall Street money – or they wouldn't have stood a chance in hell of being elected in the first place. Years pass...not one banker is jailed. Not one politician is held criminally liable for the economic devastation that swept through the land like a pack of wild tornadoes. Millions have lost their homes to predatory lending practices and the ensuing housing bubble. Jobs are lost as the economy contracts. Wages and benefits are cut. The middle class shrinks. The low-income and poverty brackets explode, engulfing over half of all Americans. Then, when the first real stirrings of mass protests shake the very centers of power with the emergence of Occupy Wall Street – it's put down with brutal force by a security and surveillance state infected by a virus called the NSA, all in the name of “homeland security.” After direct challenges to authority are crushed, an undemocratic regime relies on apathy to clean-up the remains of any meaningful dissent. Apathy is the final weapon in the state's arsenal of weapons of mass destruction. Apathy plays on an individual's self-worth. It's apathy that instills doubts in the minds of millions who think they are powerless to stop the great corporate machine ensconced behind the opaque walls of a secretive government. In the end, it's apathy that breeds contempt within us for those who are seemingly too naive to realize they're fighting a losing fight. It's apathy that whispers to us that this is just the way it is; there is nothing we can do at all to fight the powers that be. 'We are powerless.' 'We are weak.' 'They are just too strong.' 'Things will never change.' 'Why bother?' 'It's best to stay out of it, and live my life to the fullest.' These are all catch phrases of apathy. These are the afterthoughts of a healthy mind embattled with forces morally reprehensible and ostensibly unbeatable. There is some good news. Apathy is the last line of defense before an undemocratic regime falls. Anyone reading this piece is capable of doing any one of the following, if not all. I've composed a list of five things that most people can do to revolt against the system without having to pick up a weapon. It is intended for those who are learning about activism for the first time. It isn't meant to be a comprehensive list, only a starting point. I also hope it serves as a friendly reminder to those who have drifted away from activist pursuits for one reason or another. So if you're up to the challenge,

take up any one of these steps (or all of them!). Then pass along what you've learned to someone else. This is activism at its core, doing and sharing – the antithesis of apathy. 1.

Educate Yourself

Read about the issues that concern you. Are you interested in stopping the proliferation of drone warfare? Or the Keystone XL Pipeline? Or how about resistance movements in general, like Occupy Wall Street? What are you passionate about? How can you help? Don't fall into the trap of believing that your actions must immediately translate into change in society. It doesn't work that way. Social movements have historically taken years to win major concessions from those who hold power. This is no excuse to wait around, either! Pick an issue that strikes a chord within yourself. You may be surprised where it leads you. Recommendation: No American book-shelf (or e-reader) should be without the late Howard Zinn's, A People's History of the United States. If you haven't read it, I'd highly recommend picking it up and starting your journey from there. Regardless of whether or not you consider yourself an activist, this book is, nevertheless, an activist's guide to America from 1492 to present. History, as they say, is written by the victors. Zinn's book is a history told through the eyes of the oppressed: My viewpoint, in telling the history of the United States, is different: that we must not accept the memory of states as our own. Nations are not communities and never have been. The history of any country, presented as the history of a family, conceals fierce conflicts of interest (sometimes exploding, most often repressed) between conquerors and conquered, masters and slaves, capitalists and workers, dominators and dominated in race and sex. And in such a world of conflict, a world of victims and executioners, it is the job of thinking people, as Albert Camus suggested, not to be on the side of the executioners. 28


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If money is the root of all evil, then making sure those who profit off of warfare, sweatshop labor, unsafe foods, etc., do not profit from your own contributions. For instance, moving your money from major (and criminal) banks like Bank of America or Wells Fargo to a local bank or credit union, deprives these companies of capital they would normally use for illegally foreclosing on homeowners. Switching banks keeps your money in your community where it would go to better use – much better than in the back pocket of some grossly overpaid CEO who would use profits to buy politicians off to buffer himself from the next banking scandal. The Move Your Money campaign has drained tens of millions of dollars from the coffers of major banks in the United States and Great Britain over the past couple of years. Don't underestimate the power of money. Shop smart, and boycott. Recommendations: 

Move your money to local bank or credit union. Switchyourbank.org is a wonderful resource.

Find a shopper's guide to GMO-free food online.

Investigate computer and phone companies (or any company for that matter) before purchasing products from them. Apple was recently condemned

for utilizing sweatshop labor for their iPhone line. Wal-Mart has perpetually been under scrutiny for unfair labor practices at home and abroad – they also use factories in Bangladesh with unsafe working conditions that have killed hundreds of people. Don't give these companies your business! Boycott them. 

Go online and find alternatives. There is plenty of good information out there. There are plenty of people willing to help you find the answers. 3.

Protest

Protesting as an art form is as diverse as there are protesters willing to participate. You don't have to live near a major population center where protests are more likely to occur – although if you do, there is nothing quite like joining ranks with large groups of people who are agitating for a cause. Not only can such events be inspiring, but they can sometimes be effective in changing public policy. Also, there are plenty of opportunities to meet other likeminded individuals who will share your enthusiasm for the cause and other issues. Don't view protesting strictly as a crowd function. The Internet itself has become another platform for protest. I've personally been administrating a Face book page I created over two years ago in support of the Occupy Wall Street movement. I've helped others set up their pages based around a variety of issues, too. It's quite 29


easy if you already have an account. When you pair Face book with Twitter or YouTube, and learn how to use each effectively, you may be surprised how satisfying the feeling is to actually be advocating for a cause. Additionally, you will learn more about your chosen issues from other activists. In the constant hunt for relevant content you will read a lot, converse with people from all over the globe, and likely make some friends and allies along the way. Lastly, don't rule out your own talents. Are you a writer, musician, or an artist? Almost any issue out there could benefit from these set of skills. Your job or hobby may also help you determine what you can bring to the table, and if all else fails, it never hurts to expand your horizons and learn something new in order to help yourself and serve your community.

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Figure out what you can do to protest on your own time. 4.

Form An Affinity Group

Affinity groups are usually comprised of three or more individuals who share a common platform or goal. They can be made up of friends, family, co-workers, or even strangers. The purpose of an affinity group is to do something. That something is up to the group to decide. The purpose is oftentimes political in nature or focused around activism, but it need not be. In a sense, an affinity group is a club.

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There's one important distinction to be made for affinity groups in the classical sense: the decision making is accomplished by way of consensus. There is no leader. No one person is 'the boss.' Members work together to form plans of action based around their agreed upon platform. The point is to include everyone in the decision-making and to avoid majority-minority riffs in the group dynamic.

have to decide in advance whether or not their group is to operate within the confines of the law. Most do. Notably, there are individuals of strong conscience who believe that some laws must be broken in order fulfill their goals – many are willing to risk arrest and long-term incarceration in their pursuit of nonviolent activism. My hat’s off to them. We need their daring actions to remind us that true freedom is worth fighting for.

What does consensus really mean? It's as easy as ordering pizza. When a group of people are working together towards a common goal, they must make decisions not only based on their own desires, but on the needs of the group as well. A vegetarian would shun all meat and might require a portion of the pizza be vegetable (or even an entirely separate pizza altogether). The point is, everyone works together to order one or more pizzas to satisfy the group. It's a back-and-forth process that hopefully arrives at a consensus on what needs to be ordered to feed the hungry crew. No leaders are required for this process. People have been practicing consensus unwittingly for ages, and for things a lot more important than ordering pizza. Communities across the globe practice consensus, also known as direct democracy when referring to governance by the people, like the Quaker community in the United States. You can find a lot of good information about consensus as a decisionmaking process here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/

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Why are affinity groups important? Because ideologies need not be the basis for forming an affinity group. They may exist solely to perform a function or a role lacking in a community. An often-sited example is of a new well needed for fresh drinking water in a rural locale. There's no money in the budget for it. An affinity group may form around this issue and get the job done utilizing their own resources and skills. Maybe the police have been particularly brutal in the way they've been handling youths in the neighborhood. An affinity group may form around this issue to monitor the police. Maybe there's a subsidiary of an evil company like Monsanto in town. An affinity group may form to perform nonviolent direct action against it. Affinity groups don't always abide by the law. A great example of this kind of work is performed by anarchists making use of black bloc tactics. Understandably, members of any affinity group would

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Form or join an affinity group if the opportunity arises. They are the building blocks of pure democracy. Side note: my aunt formed a secret affinity group that meets up once a month. I have no idea what her and her colleagues do, but that is their prerogative. The point is that they get to decide what is meaningful, and what they should decide to do in their allotted time together. 5.

Get Others Involved

This is what I would like to accomplish having written this piece. Once you fall in love with activism, however deeply that passion may extend, you want to share it with others and offer your support whenever you can. You come to understand that mutual aid and a commitment to solidarity is just as important as what you do in your own time to better the world. Working together is key. Getting others involved is the holy grail of activism. Don't get tripped up by ideologies and philosophies to justify what you and others do. Diversity is always a good thing. Don't let diversity become divisive. The only justification you need for doing good in the world is because you can. Craig Boehman, a poet, blogger, and activist. He's been involved in social media with the Occupy Wall Street movement since the occupation of Zuccotti Park in New York City. A world traveler and aspiring photographer, he has recently settled in Mumbai, India where he will continue to write and pursue activist projects. 31


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our women on the island of Martha’s Vineyard began to receive messages from Spirit, nudging them toward a crossroads that would bring them together in a united understanding of their collective role; to receive, develop and deliver a new energy healing modality that would assist the planet on the road to Ascension. I am Alison David Bird, a Hypnotherapist and teacher of Spiritual Metaphysics, in Vineyard Haven. I was given a demonstration of a new, healing light frequency called ‘Marconics’ in a lucid dream. I was told: “Marconics is a broadband Frequency of higher dimensional healing energy new to Earth that

could be drawn down from the newly completed Infrared System.” Over the next month, a series of synchronistic events that would have impressed Carl Jung himself brought the women to a single place and time where they could meet and forge a connection. Their unique attributes and spiritual gifts did the rest. Katharine Kavanagh and I met while independently seeking out a Reconnection. A process which connects us back to the Axiatonal system of the Universe. Axiatonal lines run like acupuncture Meridians; they are vibratory lines in the 5 dimensional body that connect to th

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resonating star systems, helping the body to absorb greater light and more intense energies without distortion, according to our spiritual development. Since the planet passed through zero point in our Galaxy at the end of 2012, it altered its aspect in our solar system, positioning it to receive increased electromagnetic radiation from other planets in the system. The lattice work affect of the Crystalline Grid, a third electromagnetic field around the earth, which was triggered by the Harmonic Convergence of 1987 and completed at the end of last year, allows us access to higher dimensional healing energies that would have been too intense for the human body, prior to the 4 dimensional corridor. th

Marconic Reconnection is new for 2013 and beyond, specifically for the triggering of DNA and the development of the Lightbody. This full spectrum energy carries the frequency of 144,000 hertz – and the 13 code, described by the Pleiadians as the ‘Ascension Frequential’, necessary for our shift into 5 . th

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That’s not all. The Marconic Reconnection enhances all energy healing modalities, which until now, have only existed as sub-sets of energy, appropriate for 3rd dimensional healing. The body in the fifth paradigm requires an upgrade in treatment and healers need to be attuned to the higher frequencies. I was also shown that the Chakra system had been ‘capped’ and ‘nipped’ at the spine, creating the ‘trumpet’ shape, to separate us from ‘All-that-is’, for full immersion in our experience in the third

(From left to right) Connie Hyde, Lisa Ann, Alison David Bird & Katharine Kavanagh

dimension. I was told: “It is necessary now to remove the caps and release the chakras, so they can be restored to their original spherical shape and we can be liberated from the density of the 3 dimension.” rd

Metaphysical counselor, Lisa Ann, and intuitive, Connie Hyde, simultaneously channeled the confirmations needed to clarify a three-part sequence that would, when used with a Marconic Reconnection, become an Integrated Chakra Unification. On completing the system, the women each performed the Marconic Reconnection and Integrated Chakra Unification on each other, with dramatic results. Two of the women who had been in menopause, one for 2.5years, had periods within a week of the procedure. We each experienced rapid clearings and released negative vibrations depending on where we were still holding them. Passed life debris and distortions built up within the chakras during this lifetime oozed out.

This frequency is powerful, and accelerates your life path on all levels. It can be challenging if you are sensitive, no doubt, but the rewards are undeniable. We each felt that it was the pinnacle of our spiritual experiences so far, and a kick-up on the ladder of human evolution. We have increased physical energy and are aware of the higher vibration we exist in and of the expansion in our own energetic fields. We are more consciously aware of the existence of and our travel in other dimensions... everything is easier, lighter and more joyful. The team of teacher/practitioners embarked on a series of weekend Seminars and Workshops on the East Coast, this summer performing ‘Marconic Reconnections’, ‘Integrated Chakra Unifications’ and teaching a new healing modality as a take home for attendees, with Certificates of Completion. Alison David Bird Marconic Reconnection ahundredwaysoflight@gmail.com www.MarconicReconnection.com (508) 560-5709 35


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The Transcendental Meditation® program:

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here are those who believe that there is one objective reality which may be perceived differently by different people. Others claim that we are all co-creators/perceivers of an everchanging reality, and that there is no fixed objective manifestation to experience. Scientific investigation reveals that our human sensory perception is extremely limited, giving us only a miniscule glimpse into the world. One field of study in physics shows us that we alter the object we perceive just by our perception of it. So how do we know what is real? How do we know if anything is real? If quantum physics tells us that everything is ultimately a field of fluctuating emptiness, why do we see the material creation as being so concrete? The answer lies in a statement by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, founder of the Transcendental Meditation program, the most scientifically validated program for the development of consciousness. Maharishi said, “Knowledge is different in different states of consciousness.” As well as providing this systematic effortless technique to evolve the mind, Maharishi outlined and then elaborated on distinct states of consciousness that the human mind can experience: 1. Deep Sleep, a state of total ignorance and lack of awareness. 2. Dream state, a state of limited and disordered perception.

with Janet Hoffman 5. Cosmic Consciousness is a state that maintains the infinite inbounded self-referral wakefulness along with perception of the more concrete levels of the manifest material world. Now taking these states of development one at a time, we can see how reality may appear to be different from one to the next: 1. In deep sleep, our perception is shut down. Someone comes to steal our pillow and we have neither cognizance of it, nor evaluation of it, nor memory of it. 2. In dream state, we perceive a world of illusion, in which, while our body is in fact remaining in our bed, we find that we are dancing at the Royal Ball of the Monarch of Mars. 3. Upon awakening, one perceives a world around them in which they may participate. But depending on the health of the mind and body, perception may be groggy, unclear or false. Depending on our stress level, our moods may fluctuate, giving rise to varying judgments from time to time—our friend appears to be good one day and not worthy of our love on the next. Waking state fluctuates and is therefore not a valid platform for a clear faultless evaluation of the world.

4. During the Transcendental Meditation technique, a person experiences sequentially more and more refined levels of the thinking process and ultimately experiences the least excited state of awareness. This is the source of thought within the nature of the mind—a 4. Transcendental Consciousness, in which the mind is infinitely expanded, absolute, and yet silent, non-active. It is silent field of infinite intelligence, energy and creativity. This field is also known as pure completely self-referral but not alert to the material world. 3. Waking state, in which the mind is alert to the objects of perception but unaware of its own unbounded cosmic nature.

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the nervous system and reduce our clarity of mind. Maharishi described the fulfillment of even higher states of human potential beyond cosmic consciousness and gave us the tool to achieve them. With systematic transcending and relief from stress in the nervous system, further growth of consciousness takes place until one directly experiences the unity of life, or unified field, that quantum physics describes as the ultimate nature of 5. In cosmic consciousness, the mind at all times retains its reality. All it takes to evolve through these landmarks of higher states of consciousness are two things: Regular inner unbounded wakeful nature that was accessed in transcending to develop and enliven the subtler Transcendental Consciousness. Now the inner infinite functioning of the mind, and deep healing rest to the status of the mind remains fully secured, unshakeable, along with sleep, waking and dreaming. Because this state body to dissolve deep-rooted stress and fatigue. We see from the outline of sequentially evolving states of consciousness is inclusive of both the inner nonof human consciousness that all perception is innocent, changing absolute value of life and the outer everthat the value of evaluation is based on the amount of changing values, it is called Cosmic, meaning allconsciousness developed within the perceiver, and that inclusive. In this state, all thinking is in the presence of knowledge is different in different states of unboundedness. Established in cosmic consciousness, a consciousness. person will no longer be lost in the fluctuations of the world of change—never overwhelmed by sadness nor loss nor fear nor by any emotion, perception, thought or action. Further information on the Transcendental Meditation program: Realization of the Self has become a feature of daily life. We have the innocent pervasive experience that we are not For women, visit www.TM-women.org or our body nor our personality, nor our vocation and www.TMwomenProfessionals.org responsibilities—something infinite defines us. We are like a boat that is anchored deep in the ocean floor: it may For men, visit www.TM.org rock in the waves on the surface without being set adrift or Janet Hoffman has overturned. This is a state of liberation from which a more than 40 years person can more clearly evaluate the world. Because our innermost Self is steadfast, our platform for evaluation of experience working on the world is steady. the international, consciousness, the self, or Atma. It is the fundamental of the mind, non-fluctuating, absolute, never-changing inner wakefulness. There is no experience of objects in this state; It is a state of silent self-referral. Therefore, there is no experience of the world. It is a state of complete inner wakefulness as opposed to the state of sleep which is characterized by complete ignorance.

We can understand how knowledge differs in different states of consciousness by a few analogies: If Sam lives on the first floor, through his window his vision of the world includes the ground, the trees, the people and vehicles passing by. If Samantha lives on the seventh floor, she sees the ground, trees and passersby, but she also sees the distant mountains, the river, the sky and so on. Her vision does not dismiss the reality of Sam’s world, but is an expanded view. If Sam wears green glasses, the world appears green to him. If Samantha’s lenses are pink, her world will appear to be pink. All experience is valid and is a reality based on the development of the perceiver. Think of the day when you hadn’t had a good night’s sleep. Every task is more difficult than ordinarily and we can be upset by slights and difficulties that usually wouldn’t loom so large. Our decisions may not be balanced. Then think of the day when you are well rested—all of the day is easy, based on our energetic and more positive outlook. Stress and fatigue can overwhelm

national, regional, and local levels of the Transcendental Meditation program in leadership, organizational, creative development, and teaching positions. Janet is a member of the National Board of Directors of the Global Mother Divine Organization-USA, the TM Program for Women in the U.S. She is currently nationwide Director of the TM program for women professionals. Janet has appeared on both television and radio and introduced the TM program in business, government, educational institutions, and to the public. She learned the TM technique in 1968 and was personally trained as a certified teacher by the founder of the TM program, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. 39


You are guided to look at nature and your way of giving unto others. Show others that you believe in them, and be mindful of your perceptions and how you treat them. Your belief in others has a greater value that you can fathom, for in this life you only keep what you are willing to give. That is what brings forward the abundance in your life. What you have yearned for is about to manifest, so keep your focus, balance and do not loose site of your original purpose.

time; to allow your light and natural beauty to shine though, as you are beautiful just as you are. There is nothing that you need to fix as you are perfect just as you are. As you begin to appreciate yourself more, your natural light will attract wonderful and generous people to you that will love and appreciate you just as you are. Just Be YOURSELF!!! This is where your beauty lies. You have been making steady progress, and at times you are way too harsh on yourself as you compare yourself to others, and feel you should be farther on your path Give thanks to the Divine, the Angels and guides that by now. Truly look at how far you have already are there to assist you. You may be very sensitive and come, and all that you have learned. Look at how can become overwhelmed when around people, many you have helped. You are on the right path, picking up on their feelings. You need to be clear even if it feels like it is moving slow, Praise the about your personal boundaries, and restrain Light, and appreciate yourself. yourself at times when you feel like jumping in to help others without being asked. You are guided Much Love and Abundant Blessings, along the path of your life’s purpose, and at times can Lizabeth Spencer feel the rush of excitement come over you. When you feel this, it means you are on the right path, and your angels are there to help remind you to keep a steady I began to work with my higher guidance/Spirit focus on your intention. Be sure that you are assisting and Guides about 15 years ago, where I did others out of LOVE!! Blocks were once there because personal readings for friends and family. 3 years the timing wasn’t right just yet. Now, those blocks are ago I was guided to share more publicly where I clearing, and it is time to step forward in the direction formed a group, and then shortly after a Page was created through Facebook for everyone. I of your desires. have shared general messages for everyone Release the worry you feel; at times you just need to when inspired to by Spirit, and when asked, send out messages personally to let go, and trust that everything will work out for the those wanting a more one best. Take time to treat yourself to what you LOVE, just don’t go over indulging yourself, as too much can on one message for themselves. lead to an imbalance. Don’t go denying yourself of pleasure, just be mindful - then you can keep it all in balance, and the pleasure and joy will then nurture and nourish your spirit. Focus with LOVE, and allow yourself to see this in all things around you; in all people and situations. Allow it to elevate your vision. As you, dear one, are a wondrous being of light. You, at times, cannot see this because you are comparing yourself to others. You are called to take some self-

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Suns and Moons Uranus retrograde Wednesday, July 17th 1:20 am Mercury direct Saturday, July 20th 2:22 pm Sun -Leo Monday, July 22nd 11:56 am Full moon in Aquarius Monday, July 22nd 2:15 pm New Moon in Leo Tuesday, August 6th 5:51 pm Full Moon in Aquarius Tuesday, August 20th 9:45 pm Sun -Virgo Thursday, August 22nd 7:02 pm New Moon in Virgo Thursday, September 5th 7:36 am (All times listed in EDT) ate July and August are really going to get things moving. Mercury moves direct right before the next full moon, and with it comes a lot of energy. The Mercury retrograde plus the new moon in Cancer for most of July may have had us looking in the past, or even feeling stuck in it. Anything that may have been left feeling a little stagnant will surely be making its move now.

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Uranus goes retrograde on July 17th. Uranus is the planet of revolution, freedom and humanity. With Uranus going retrograde you may feel disconnected from humanity, and even feel like you are powerless over your future. However, Uranus in its glory will move mountains and make you even more unique and creative in all your expressions. During this retrograde you may have trouble connecting to those close to you but even more so, you may have trouble relating to others in social or work environments. You may have trouble seeing the big picture because your view can be

very isolated at this time. If you have a big, creative new idea that you want to put into action, you may want to wait until Mercury moves direct, at least, before you try to communicate those plans. Mercury goes Direct July 20th at 2:22 (just in time to remind us all that everything is going to be alright). You may start feeling things pick up even a few days before it actually turns direct, this generally happens. Get ready for an awesome rest of summer! Things will speed up when Mercury moves direct, as will finances, communication and travel. Mercury going direct is a huge weight off the shoulders of everyone…Communication with each other is one of the most important things, so when that runs smoothly so does life. Mercury rules your finances and money transfers etc. so that running smoothly is also a huge relief. If you didn’t get to take that wonderful vacation or well needed adventure in June or July then now things are finally working out in your favor, and you can have an adventure in August. The full moon in Aquarius comes to us on July 22nd, and with it pushes all the water out that the Cancer new moon brought in at the beginning of July. Aquarius, the waterbearer is a fixed, air sign that will take the emotions out of things, and after a very emotional month you will feel a lot lighter after the 22nd. Mercury will be direct after July 20th, and the pace of things will really begin to pick up. Aquarius brings the new and inventive to us, so you will really have some things to build upon with all those ideas that came in during the Cancer new moon. The full moon in Aquarius also brings in humanitarian qualities and social change. This moon brings out the dreamer in everyone. It will bring in different, creative ideas for helping people on a larger scale, such as global changes. Not only does Aquarius bring out the humanitarian, but also the liberal; it brings out qualities of open-mindedness and tolerance

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“When you want something, all the universe

conspires in helping you achieve it.” –Paulo Coelho that we all possess. Maybe you’ll be a little more patient with those whom you’ve, in the past, been short with, or maybe this will help you open your awareness to global social changes that are happening. This full moon will help us remember that we are all connected, and when one part suffers we all suffer. When one part heals, we all heal. When one part loves, we all feel loved. We are all part of the same whole; Aquarius will help us feel this connection again, because even though it is a moon of self-reliance and individualism, it is also one of humanitarianism and one to bring out the dreamer of social justice, and connectedness that we all must remember.

on the 22nd as well! This could bring in a lot of fun and enjoyment, or it could come charging at you like a lion. Leo is about creation, love and passion. Leo is a fixed fire sign ruled by the Sun. It is the planet of vitality and showing off. With the Sun moving into the sign it rules it is a time for dancing, laughing and celebrating life. Just be aware that Leo energy can also try to control and dominate. If you have trouble letting go of the control, you may have some things come up here. Just know that there is a divine plan for you, and it may be a little easier to let go and trust. Again, Leo is also the creator, so it’s a great time to get creative. Make something, cook a fantastic meal and dance with friends and loved ones.

Aquarius is ruled by Uranus, and often brings surprises and the unexpected. This also brings out the independent and adventurous nature in us all; it can be a lot of fun. Expect the unexpected… Things that you have been waiting for may come to you in different forms, or perhaps from avenues you hadn’t thought possible. With Mercury moving direct followed by the Aquarius full moon you could have a lot of things come into fruition, in ways you couldn’t even imagine. These positive changes will open your mind to new possibilities and will broaden your awareness. Being open is the key to being able to accept gifts and unconditional love from others.

The new moon in Leo comes in on August 6th, and brings even more creative fun! The Sun moving into the sign of Leo adds spark and flare to our physical life. You may find that you are actually much more active this month, not only due to the weather, but due to your energy levels being up. Take advantage and get outdoors. Take a nice walk on the beach, or if you’re feeling even more adventurous, maybe a hike. The moon moving into the sign of Leo tends to sit more on your emotions and emotional body. Leo with your emotions can leave you feeling hot and steamy with all sorts of romantics, or it can leave you fiery and in a stubborn rage. Just be aware of either side Leo can offer.

You will also feel a very strong pull for independence. If you are having any issues in your life with how independent or co -dependent you are those will come to the surface during this full moon. Full moons are great at bringing everything into the light. The end of July is really about getting everything moving. You may even feel like you’re moving at light speed!

Full moon in Aquarius comes through the clouds late August 20th. I know, Aquarius again! There must be a huge shift in humanity over the course of the next few months… A large shift in connecting...Becoming open-minded and globally conscious. This is a lot of fire and air for the summer; try to stay grounded, and you won’t float away. Keep yourself aware, and you will not loose sight of your goals, even with the breaks you have taken throughout Leo’s influence. Playtime is necessary too. It nourishes the soul. Two full

It doesn’t just stop there! The Sun moves into the sign of Leo

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moons in Aquarius back to back will really get us feeling independent too. You may want to get out on your own. Aquarius is self sufficient, and wants to do it their own way. Remember that it’s ok to accept help and criticism from others though, as it is sometimes very helpful. The Sun moves into Virgo on August 22nd, and with it grounds all the energy the fire and air has spun up over the last few months. Virgo can be very helpful in planning and preparing. Virgo is a mutable, earth sign that is ruled by Mercury. All those ideas you’ve had over mid-summer, all those creative thoughts can now be put into action or, at least, sturdy plans. Use the Virgo energy to your advantage to reorganize your closet, or clean out those rooms you like to close the door to. This energy will even help you get the kids prepared for school, funny how that happens every year at the perfect time of organizing and prepping. You can also use this wonderful energy to write. Communicate your thoughts and feelings down on paper; you may come to some answers you never thought you could find. Virgo is also a nurturing, caregiver so you will be called to take care of all those you love. You may notice that you are more conscientious of your health and the health of those you care for. You may even want to start a new diet, or make a lifestyle change involving food, such as cutting out dairy, red meat etc. Virgo can help you restructure how you care for yourself because only once you nurture yourself can you nurture others. The new moon in Virgo coming in on September 5th will begin to come into your emotions, as moons will do. Be aware of Virgo’s other side of being hypercritical on yourself and others. You may even begin to become a little over analytical or extremely picky. Cut yourself some slack, and take it easy. Use the earthy energy Virgo has to appreciate spending some time in nature. Virgo loves to work with their hands, especially with

plants, and it is about the time for harvesting. What will you be harvesting at the end of summer? All those seeds we planted in the spring will be in full bloom by now. Do you like what you have for harvest - physically and emotionally? What kind of seeds did you plant, and what has manifested? If there are things you dislike remember that there is always next season, and sometimes the bad seasons help us better prepare and better appreciate the good ones. Enjoy all the creativity and energy this summer can possess, and have a wonderful time appreciating yourself and those you care for. Enjoy reestablishing your connection with others, and in-turn, reestablishing your connection with Source. Have fun, show your love, and we can spend September planning and cleaning, but for now…just Enjoy! Astrology, the study of the celestial bodies and their influence on us, always teaches us the balance between having fun and being responsible, between inner and outer and between retrospection and forward motion. This is the beautiful cycle of life. We are grateful for such a collaboration of amazing experiences, and so thankful for this ever continuing adventure.

In Love, Light and Gratitude, Namaste, Johanna Delaney

Johanna Delaney is an ordained Reverend with the Universal Life Church. She is a New Paradigm Multi-Dimensional Transformation Master Healer Teacher, trained at the Esoteric School of Sciences, and does private healing sessions using Reiki and Shamballa Energy in addition to Crystal and Sound Therapy. She has studied Astrology for over 15 years, and offers classes and workshops. She offers basic healer workshops and holds meditations open to the public at Sacred Roots Healing and Personal Transformation Center out of Carver Holistic Center in Carver, MA. She hopes to, one day, expand and open a completely self-sustainable transformational center, and to continue to spread love and happiness while inspiring personal transformation everywhere she goes. 45


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