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JACK CANFIELD SHAKTI GAWAIN EDWARD W. BASTIAN and SELACIA TRANSFORMATION 2012


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In This Issue

4 Transforming Yourself... Transforming The World - by Selacia 6 An excerpt from Living in the Light - by Shakti Gawain 8 May I Be Transformed into My Ideal Being - by Edward W. Bastian 10 Transforming Homo Sapiens into Homo Luminosus - by Liliana Cerepnalkoski 41 WP Recommends 44 An Interview with Jack Canfield - by Sharon Hall

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Welcome 2012!

We stand on the brink of a new era. It is a time that has been hailed by ancients and optimists alike as the beginning of a Golden Age: a kinder, more harmonious new world. Others have interpreted the change as the end of everything. Our contributors this month lean toward the optimistic view, as do all of us here at The Whole Person. In this issue, visionary teacher and inspirational speaker Jack Canfield shares his stories, nuggets from his new book, and thoughts about the exciting future unfolding for all who are ready to fully participate. Author Shakti Gawain, healer Selacia, and instructor/author Edward Bastian bring their own unique perspectives of this idea of transformation. The common thread? We now have choices to make if we want to manifest Heaven-on-Earth, and live as transformed, conscious beings. We hope you feel inspired, motivated and ready to roll with the new energy of 2012. We wish all of you an energized and happy New Year. The Whole Person Team ON THE COVER: “Phoenix,” oils on linen by Oceanna, www.oceannavisions.com. “If a viewer can experience even a small taste of the magnificent epiphany that I experience in the creation of the piece, then this is Successful Art.” – Oceanna

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I love the concept of conscious evolution. It means evolution by choice rather than by chance. JACK CANFIELD


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Golden Motorcycles and Conscious Evolution: An Interview with Jack Canfield by Sharon Hall

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ack Canfield — visionary, leadership coach, teacher, entrepreneur and author — has come full circle. He began his journey as a teacher and educator with a desire to help those less fortunate. After achieving fame and success beyond his wildest dreams, and becoming one of the most sought-after speakers on the planet, he has returned with a new message of transformation and service, dedicated to helping others achieve their highest good. I spoke with Jack over the phone as he traveled between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles about his new book, The Golden Motorcycle Gang, written with William Goldstone. Where did he get the title? It came from a vision in a class on educational motivation. His professor asked the class to remember the first time they knew they wanted to be teachers. Jack went into a meditative state and experienced something unique and unexpected: I was aware of being in a group of souls, spiritual beings traveling through the universe — almost like we were on vacation. We were on these golden motorcycles, just having a good time. It felt so joyful and free. I looked down on earth — it was 1943, I was born in 1944 — and saw there was a war going on down there. I was like, “I need to go down to help this planet; help people live joyful, peaceful, not so competitive, killing-each-other kind of lives.” The rest of the group was like, “Come on man; we’re on vacation.” But I was adamant; I needed to go down there. Some of the others decided to come with me and help out. The vision changed his life. “We weren’t really doing visualization. We were just asked to go back and get in touch with our original intention, why we’d gone into teaching in the first place. I had a deep, profound awareness that I had chosen a body in order to become a teacher with a capital T. Later on, I’d have these experiences of

meeting people where I’d feel instantly connected, and I’d think, ‘Oh my God; you’re part of the golden motorcycle gang.’” JC: After The Secret came out, I had a reading. This very mystical guy told me I’d spend the next few years teaching people about personal responsibility, and then I’d get interested in transformational leadership. He said I’d be part of a group that will literally transform the world. It shocked me, but then later, I started the Transformational Leadership Council. Now I’m a member of the Evolutionary Leaders with Deepak Chopra, Jean Houston, Greg Braden, Bruce Lipton, Barbara Marx Hubbard — that whole crowd. It unfolded the way the guy said it would. WP: Sounds like now you’re creating what I’ve heard called “Conscious Evolutionaries.” JC: That’s true. For the last two years I’ve led Train the Trainer programs. We’ve got 186 graduates worldwide in over 40 countries. Now there are people in the Ukraine and in Fiji teaching others what I’ve taught them. I love the concept of conscious evolution. It means evolution by choice rather than by chance. We’re at a time in history when we have choices to make. If we don’t make the right choices, we run the risk of species extinction and making the Earth uninhabitable for human beings. There’s stuff breaking down right now, but everywhere I look there are pockets of what Barbara Marx Hubbard calls imaginal cells. It’s like when the caterpillar goes into a cocoon. First it turns into mush. Then these tiny imaginal cells start, then they connect and the body of the butterfly starts to coagulate around them. We see that happening everywhere now, various groups discovering each other via the Internet, coming together at gatherings, and creating units of cooperation and synergy.

WP: In terms of group consciousness, what do you think about the Occupy Wall Street movement? JC: I’m optimistic and supportive. Bruce Lipton is a biologist. In a recent blog, he remarked that whenever the body is attacked by something dangerous to it, white corpuscles and other antigens will gather at the site of the problem to surround and take it out. I actually watched some of my own blood cells do that. It was pretty amazing; there were little yeast cells and things, and I watched other cells surround and eat them. The occupy movement is still evolving. It may not have the solutions, but the protesters know it’s important to speak up and point out there’s something wrong. They are saying, “Wait. This current system doesn’t work. We need to address the inequity of 2% using up 50% of the world’s resources.” WP: As more awareness, consciousness and a “how-can-I-help” mentality are brought onto the table, I think we’ll see higher levels of problem solving. JC: Absolutely. That’s why meditation and self-development is so critical. I have a life purpose statement: “Inspiring and empowering people to live their highest vision in the context of love and joy.” What I added after the Wall Street meltdown was,“in harmony with the highest good of all concerned.” For the first time in history, there’s a sense that we can choose to move from a culture of greed and consumption to one of collaboration and compassion. WP: I’d like to ask you about Barbara’s Five Questions. In The Golden Motorcycle Gang, Barbara Marx Hubbard introduces Jack and Bill to Five Questions: 1) What do you know of the original plan? 2) Do you have any memories of having volunteered to be of service to Earth at this particular time? 3) If so, do you (continued on page 34)


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Transforming Yourself .... a

by Selacia

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s a new cycle begins, it’s normal to consider what you want to change about yourself and the world. If you were making a list of those things right now, it would help to know the big picture and the specifics of what needs to shift. Like a lab scientist with a microscope, you want to magnify the view of your experience so you can pinpoint causes of dysfunction and unhappiness. After all, you can only change things when you are aware of them. Right now, as you sit within the initial weeks of 2012, you likely know about countless things you want changed. If you’re like most of us, you have noticed how dysfunctional our world has become and you notice your own challenges in a magnified way. That’s not surprising, of course, especially with all of the media attention given to planetary revolution and global demonstrations by citizens representing the 99%. You probably would feel discontent and a desire for change – even without the media attention – but the constant reminders are like a repeating wake up call. Indeed, you are waking up to humanity’s crisis. As part of that, you are becoming more aware of your own predicament. A multitude of inner changes are required for you to feel whole, thrive, have loving relationships, and be tangibly connected to spirit. You cannot become enlightened if you ignore needed changes – whether they be known or unknown to your conscious mind. If you have been on the path of spiritual awakening for a while, you have been addressing needed changes in an ongoing way. You have learned that transformation is an ongoing process without an end point. You accept that idea because your inner being catalyzes your desire to be the best you can be. Regardless of your current circumstance, the need to continue your spiritual transformation process is now amplified by leaps and bounds. This need is there all the time, even when you have just completed healing of a lifelong issue. The need continues in both your waking state and your dream state. The need persists

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Transforming the World even if you place no conscious attention on transformation. Why is this?

5 Reasons for Amplified Transformation Process 1. This is no ordinary time. The earth sits at a precipice, with life as we have known it shifting dramatically in a very short period. We have reached an energetic tipping point and must discover more loving ways of being in order to survive as a species. The mega paradigm shift under way is impacting everyone on the planet, stirring a deep discontent and a conscious questioning of things never questioned before. These responses accelerate your transformation process. 2. Time pressures are accelerating. In part this is because time is actually speeding up as part of our evolutionary process. It’s not your imagination! In tandem with this, we are becoming more conscious of ourselves and our life process. As this occurs, we become more aware of our multidimensional selves and of the magnitude of needed changes. We become overwhelmed by how vast our life canvas has grown. 3. Different times require different approaches. In no other period did we face such rapid change, impacting virtually every aspect of life and touching everyone in all parts of the world. Your approach to personal transformation needs to be updated regularly to reflect the increased momentum of change. The old methods will not suffice. In past cycles you may have had only one key life challenge on your plate. For much of human history people dealt with one or perhaps a few life lessons during a lifetime. An ancestor, for example, may have struggled with money as his or her chief concern. That same person alive now would face a vast array of issues stemming from past conditioning; past patterns not yet addressed will come into inescapable view. These patterns, held within your DNA, must be cleared at their origin point before you can be free of them.

They don’t surface all at once, thank goodness, but are catalyzed by life events. 4. You are not transforming alone. Everyone around you is experiencing chaos and uncertainty, catalyzing inner shifting on a mass scale. Remember that everyone on the planet is connected. Each time a person heals even part of a dysfunctional pattern, there is a beneficial impact on the mass consciousness. After all, we create the mass consciousness together over time – it’s a work in progress. As the mass consciousness shifts, your own transformational process is impacted. Sometimes this means you feel compelled to look at a personal issue that escaped your attention before. At other times it means that one of your key issues feels less troublesome, giving you a boost of confidence to address the next layer. 5. The natural world today gives us constant reminders about the need to change. We as a species have learned to discount nature. For a very long time we have measured our progress by how much we can conquer, how much we can control, and how much money we can make. The natural world – with its animals and land and waters – has been disrespected. Realizing that everything is connected, we become aware that nature’s crisis is our crisis. This awareness stirs our inner desire for radical personal transformation. It also ignites our wish to heal what is broken, whether it’s on an inner level or in our outer world. It triggers an ongoing recognition of the crisis that is indeed a shared dilemma.

Your Role in Today’s World Crisis Our planet today is in crisis with everything turned upside down. Turmoil impacts our personal lives and the lives of those we love, too. In our modern society – with all of its gadgets and endless choices of what to consume next – we can lose touch with the sacred. We don’t really lose the sacred, of course, but we can feel distant from it.

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Transforming Our World An excerpt from the 25th Anniversary Edition of Living in the Light by Shakti Gawain

T ransformation begins on an individual level

and moves out into the world. The more I’m learning to trust my intuition and act on it, and the more I’m willing to experience and accept all my feelings, the more the energy of the universe can move through me. As it comes through, it heals and transforms me and everyone and everything around me. This is true for each one of us. The more you are willing to trust and be yourself, the more life energy will move through you. Everyone around you will benefit from your energy and begin to trust and be more themselves. In turn, they become powerful channels for everyone in their sphere of influence. And so, transformation spreads rapidly throughout the world. You may have heard of the “hundredth-monkey phenomenon.” Although certain facts of this story are debated, I believe it is a powerful example of evolution and what is possible as we continue to focus on expanding our consciousness. In Japan in 1952, scientists were studying the behavior of wild monkeys. The principal food of these monkeys was sweet potatoes. One day, they noticed one monkey do something they had never seen before — she washed her potato before she ate it. She repeated this behavior on subsequent days, and soon they noticed several other monkeys washing their potatoes before eating them. More and more monkeys began to do this. Then in 1958, after all monkeys on the island were exhibiting this new behavior, scientists on nearby islands began to report that monkeys on their islands were also beginning to wash their potatoes. There was no physical connection between the islands, and no one had transported any monkeys from one island to another. This study illustrates something of overwhelmingly powerful importance for the human race and for our planet. Washing potatoes was a new level of evolution for these monkeys, and when enough of them had accepted it, it was apparently transferred to the monkeys on surrounding islands without any physical contact or direct communication. This is how the evolution of consciousness takes place. Every individual’s consciousness is connected to, and is a part of, the mass consciousness. When a small but significant number of individuals have moved into a new level of awareness and significantly changed their behavior, that change is felt in the entire mass consciousness. Every other individual is then moved in the direction of that

change. And the whole thing may have started with one individual who first made the leap. So often we look at the world around us and feel terribly helpless to effect any significant positive change. The world seems so big, and in such a mess, and we feel so small and powerless. The hundredth-monkey story helps us to see how powerful one individual, or a few individuals, can be in transforming the world. Because the world truly is our mirror, as we change, it must change. You can see this easily in your personal life. As you develop the habit of trusting and taking care of yourself, you will gradually release your old patterns. Soon you notice that your friends, family, and business associates all seem to be feeling and acting differently, as well. Things that previously frightened and upset you seem to have lost their emotional “charge.” Even the serious problems of the world, while they still concern you, may not seem quite as scary as before. The reason for this shift is that you are beginning to feel the power of the universe inside of you. To the degree that you experience the presence of the universe in your own body, you don’t feel afraid. Of course, every time you open up to more power, more of the old fear gets flushed to the surface and released, so in the healing process, you will experience alternating states of power and fear. Gradually, however, a solid base of trust will be established within you. Others will feel this and in it will find the support to open up to more of their own power and truth. The people and things around you will reflect you in increasingly positive ways. The more light you allow within you, the brighter the world you live in will be. Excerpted from the book Living in the Light – 25th Anniversary Edition ©2011 by Shakti Gawain. Printed with permission of New World Library, Novato, CA. www.newworldlibrary.com. Shakti Gawain is a pioneer in the field of personal growth and consciousness. Her bestselling title Living in the Light was just published in an updated and revised 25th Anniversary edition. Along with Marc Allen, Gawain co-founded New World Library in 1977. She lives in Marin County, California. Visit her at www.shaktigawain.com. Photo of Cynthia Matthews (see artwork page 6), by Wyn Matthews.


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“May I be Transformed into My Ideal Being” Excerpts from InterSpiritual Meditation by Edward W. Bastian, Ph.D.

Transformation is one of the essential steps of InterSpiritual Meditation, a seven-step process drawn from the world’s contemplative traditions. I developed this process over a ten-year period working closely with over fifty extraordinary meditation teachers from Buddhist, Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Hind, Taoist, and Native American traditions. This book is the foundation for a course of study and practice for people of all religious and non-religious perspectives. It is the subject of an upcoming retreat at La Casa de Maria in Santa Barbara on February 10-12 and a ten-week online course beginning February 20. The following excerpt comes from a chapter in this book that begins with the prayer: “May I be Transformed into My Ideal Being.” THE GREAT HOPE and promise of our lives is that we may be transformed into our ideal person. Of course, this doesn’t mean that we have to denigrate who we are now, or wallow in self-loathing or low

self-esteem. For the power to envision our ideals is actually a reflection of the inherent strength of our inner being. It is an expression of the potential that already exists within us. Still, it is important to distinguish inspired aspirations and ideals from fantasy and delusions of grandeur. Nevertheless, belief in these ideals and our ability to manifest them in any measure, no matter how small, is our greatest ally in personal transformation. Throughout the world’s spiritual traditions, we can find many models of human ‘perfection.’ But it is important to remember that many of the founders and saints of these traditions began as just regular human beings, ordinary folks like us. Moreover, it should also be remembered that it was often against their own wishes that they were humbly obliged to accept their roles as perennial examples for us to emulate and follow. This humility is also a part of their example. So as we visualize the so-called extraordinary qualities of these spiritual exemplars, we must remember that these are also human qualities, which they have tempered with a beautiful humility. With this in mind, we might ask ourselves — as the popular ‘WWJD’ bracelets advise — “What would Jesus do?” That is to say, if we were to live according to our ideals, how would we behave? For me, the question might be, “What would the Buddha do?” And for the Muslim, “Muhammad?” Even closer to home, we can see all around us simple acts of goodness and courage in our everyday lives. We can find the living examples of our highest ideals in our neighbors and friends, sometimes even in the headlines on the news. And not just in news stories of the Dalai Lama or Mother Teresa, but in the extraordinary acts of ordinary individuals. The following scriptural passage on transformation comes from Brhadaranyaka Upanishad, IV of Hinduism. It is reflective of the spiritual goals of Hinduism which are echoed in some other traditions as well.

Just as a caterpillar, Having reached the end of a blade of grass And approaching another one, collects itself [For making the transition], Even so this atman, having discarded The body and overcome ignorance, Approaching another one Collects itself [for making the transition]. Just as a goldsmith, Taking an object of gold, Fashions it afresh into another New and more beautiful form, So the atman, discarding this body And dispersing its ignorance, Makes for itself another New and more beautiful form: That of the Fathers, the spirits, the Gods, Prajapati, Brahman, or of other beings. This atman is in truth Brahman, Consisting of consciousness, Desire and desirelessness, Righteousness and unrighteousness. According to one’s deeds, According to one’s behavior, So one becomes. The one who does good becomes good, The one who does evil becomes evil. One becomes virtuous by virtuous action And evil by evil action. But others say that The human being consists of desire; As is the desire, so is the intention, a And as is the intention, so is the action. And whatever the action, that is what is obtained.


Developing a Truly Transformative Meditation Our meditation might begin with the following prayer: “May I Be Transformed into My Highest Ideal.” In our meditative session on transformation our contemplative process might include these points of ���������������������������������������� �������������������������������������� ��������������������������������� A brief rationale for developing a contemplative process that includes these transformative elements is as follows. Whether professionally, in academics, athletics, ethics, in relationships, or spiritually — we must develop a clear image of that which we would like to become. Then we must be honest about our present condition, giving ourselves a personal “reality check” with regard to our present inadequacies and the ways in which we would like to improve. We must admit that there is something wrong, something unsatisfactory in our lives, areas that we would like to improve, and make a promise to ourselves that we will strive to transform ourselves into the beings we most sincerely want to become. Without investing in debilitating guilt, we forgive ourselves (and others) for any part we (or they) might have played in our present situation. We renounce our attachment to the habits, desires, and behaviors that do ������������������������������������������ open ourselves to love, the universal healing and transformative agent for all beings everywhere. We are now ready to embark on the meditative practices required to acquire the qualities we desire and to eliminate the obstacles in our path. Conclusion By now, you know that meditation is only one part of a larger, unified spiritual practice, not just a one-off technique. This may even be a disappointment for some who only want to get on with some deeply profound meditation that creates immediate bliss. If you feel this way, you are not alone. Most people want to be on the fast-track to transformation and spiritual enlightenment. There are literally millions of people who continue switching from one guru to the next, from one self-help scheme to another. Innocently, they sample this spiritual tradition and that one, accumulating blessings and initiations like merit badges. They read hundreds of books and learn to pronounce the difficult names of the latest Tibetan Buddhist or Sufi master to hit town. But mature spiritual practice is not only about esoteric knowledge, exotic cultures, and it

is certainly not a quick-fix; the rewards don’t always come quickly. The transformation of our thoughtpatterns, our ingrained habits, and our behavior is not easily accomplished. It takes preparation and work on multiple levels of our being. Some of this work may seem tedious, even unpleasant, but in my experience of working with profound teachers and practitioners from many �������������������������������������������sion, remorse, forgiveness, and the commitment to change are practical steps

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Edward W. Bastian, Ph.D. is President of the Spiritual Paths Institute. His Doctorate is in Buddhist Studies and Western Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Bastian studied for nearly a decade with Buddhist Monks in monasteries in the U.S., India and the Himalayas. As a Fulbright Scholar, he studied Indian philosophy at Banares Hindu University and translated Buddhist scriptures from Tibetan and Sanskrit sources. He has lectured, presented scholarly papers and his films in the U.S., England, Japan and India. Bastian is the Executive Producer of television programs on Asian religion for the BBC, PBS, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. For information on his books and courses: www.spiritualpaths.net For information on the upcoming workshop: www.lacasademaria.org

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‘BEYOND SELF’ TRAINING PROGRAM, 7-9 pm. Now enrolling for our next section of The Bodhi Center’s ‘Beyond Self’ Training Program, a 13-week Course in Consciousness. Registration required. Call or visit the website for more info. The Bodhi Center, 310/497-1899, www.theBODHIcenter.net. STANISLAV GROF HOLOTROPIC BREATHWORK EXPERIENCE, Feb. 10, 6:30 pm to Feb. 12, 12:30 pm. A rare opportunity with Dr. Grof in LA. Access the inner healing power within each individual and deeper levels of the psyche. Emphasis on integration of the experience in a supportive atmosphere. $295/345. Info/registration: Holotropics, 415/383-8779, workshop@holotropic.com, www.holotropic.com. ONE-DAY INTRODUCTION TO PACIFICA GRADUATE INSTITUTE, to be offered Sat., Feb. 25. This special program has been designed to give prospective students a comprehensive introduction and orientation to the unique educational features of the school. Visit the Public Programs page at www.pacifica.edu for more information about pricing and registration or call 805/969-3626, ext. 103. BE JOYFUL THOUGH YOU HAVE CONSIDERED ALL THE FACTS? Spirituality for a New Age with Dante as guide, The Very Rev. Alan Jones. Dante’s 3-fold way in the Divine Comedy—misery, conversion and delight—helps us understand the human adventure and offers a spirituality for apocalyptic times. Preregister for this Feb. 17-19 event with Very Rev. Alan Jones, Dean Emeritus of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco. Fri. 7:30 pm to Sun. 1 pm. Residential fee $375, commuter $275. La Casa de Maria Retreat and Conference Center, 800 El Bosque Road, Santa Barbara 93108, 805/969-5031. Visit www.lacasademaria.org, registerb@lcdm. org. PREREGISTER FOR SOUND HEALING WEEKEND INTENSIVE workshop with Wayne Perry, Sound Healer, Toning Channel and host of radio and TV’s Heart Touch Show. Sat-Sun, Feb. 25-26. $100 discount if paid in full by Jan. 19. Sound Therapy Center, 323/655-7781 for info and registration; visit www.wayneperry.com.

PREREGISTER FOR REIKI CERTIFICATION COURSES, Level I, II, Advanced and Master. Learn this hands-on healing technique from Gail Thackray, Reiki Master, only 6 generations from the Grand Masters in Japan. Traditional Usui plus Tibetan. Gail incorporates the outdoor natural beauty of Indian Springs Ranch. She is a powerful Medium and emphasis is on connection to spirits and psychic development. Sylmar, CA. 818/890-6111, www.GailThackray. com. MOVIE YOGA: TURNING YOUR LIFE INTO AN EPIC ADVENTURE, preregister for this Feb. 10 event with author Tav Sparks. The hidden power in film can be life-changing. Learn this effective, simple and entertaining strategy to move towards wholeness for yourself and others. 9 am-4 pm, $75/100. Info and registration: Holotropics, 415/383-8779, workshop@holotropic. com, www.holotropic.com. PREREGISTER: PSYCHOLOGICAL HEALTH & THE WHOLE PERSON: Reflections on Psychoanalytic Diagnostic Approaches, being offered Jan. 20-21. Current era psychotherapy pays minimal attention to the overall mental and emotional well-being of the individual. Dr. McWilliams argues that such a focus reflects the interests of insurance and pharmaceutical industries, each of which has a stake in defining psychological healthy narrowly. At Pacifica Graduate Institute. For information about pricing, registration, accommodations, visit the Public Programs page at www.pacifica.edu or call 805/969-3626, ext. 103. WATER RELEASE THERAPY® ‘PROVIDER’ TRAINING, Level 1, includes Basic Watsu®, 36 hr. CEUs, WABA, WRTB, AMTA, BBS CEs available. To be offered Jan. 21-25, preregistration required. Held at Healing Waters in Santa Barbara, taught by Diane Feingold, WABA, WRTB, AMTA lic. Watsu®, WaterDance & WRT Water Release Therapist, instructor and life coach. Info and registration: 805/569-7047, www.dianefeingold.com, email dianefeingold@gmail.com. PREREGISTER FOR SELACIA’S JAN. 20 BOOK SIGNING, discussing and signing Your Guide to Earth’s Pivotal Years, a new book about our future and the coming changes during Earth’s pivotal years. 7-9:30 pm at The Gateway Portal, 2511 S. Barrington Ave., WLA 90064. Info: 310/915-2884 and 310/479-0430, www.Selacia.com, www.EarthsPivotalYears.com, http:// www.thegatewayportal.com/. Selacia is an author, intuitive healer and guide to others on the path of spiritual awakening. PREREGISTER FOR: BLESSING OF HIMALAYAN SIDDHA MASTERS, Mahayogi Pilot Baba and Yogmata Keiko Aikawa, in Los Angeles Jan. 21-22, part of their 2012 World Peace Tour in the U.S. These Masters have attained the highest level of enlightenment known as Samadhi through an austere and rigorous training in the Himalayas. Events to be held at the Hilton Los Angeles Airport, 5711 W. Century Blvd, LA. For more information call 917/362-1346, email jp_office@yogmata.org, or visit www.yogmata. org. NEW YEAR’S & VALENTINE’S DAY SPECIAL FOR ALL COUPLES, husband/wife, mother/ daughter, father/son, sisters, brothers, friends. Improve relationship compatibility with a personal diagnostic voice analysis. Your voice will reveal your vibrational signature and offer you insights and tools to tune and harmonize any relationship. 20% off any couples analysis until Feb. 14, includes personalized sound charts and interpretations. Make your appt now, 323/655-7781, wayne@wayneperry.com.


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GET CERTIFIED: BASIC DNA THETA HEALING SEMINAR, preregister for this Jan. 6-8 event, 9 am-6 pm, by Marina Rose’s School of DNA Theta Healing®. (Free intro Dec. 28.) DNA Theta Healing is the most potent, profound and powerful healing paradigm on the planet at this time. Learn how to cultivate a Theta Brain Wave and connect directly to the Creative Source, chakra balancing, remote viewing, body scanning, and DNA activation. www.dnathetahealing.com, info@dnathetahealing.com, 310/358-2991.

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ANIMAL COMMUNICATION COURSES, preregister for upcoming April classes in LA and Hawaii (includes swim with dolphins). With medium and animal psychic Gail Thackray. Info: www.GailThackray.com, 818/890-6111.

TRANSITION TO SPRING WITH AYURVEDA, preregister for this Feb. 12 event, 2-6 pm. Through the tools of Yoga and Ayurveda, discover and nurture your connection to the elements. Learn what to feed your body in order to transition to the new season. With Taran Collis, certified Viniyoga instructor and Ayurveda counselor. $35 (commuter fee). La Casa de Maria Retreat and Conference Center, 800 El Bosque Road, Santa Barbara 93108, 805/9695031. Visit www.lacasademaria.org, registerb@lcdm.org.

INTERFAITH PRAYER BREAKFAST, this quarterly event is hosted by Unity Church of Chatsworth and will be held in March 2012. Includes prayer, meditation, music, refreshments and more. 7:30-9:30 am, love offering. Keynote: Rev. John Washington, “Healing and Prayer Service.” Held at Porter Valley Country Club. For info call 818/914-1955 or visit www.unityofchatsworth.org. INTERSPIRITUAL MEDITATION with Ed Bastian, a 7-part process from the world’s spiritual traditions, Feb. 10-12, Friday 7:30 pm-Sunday 1 pm. InterSpiritual Meditation provides a foundation for both individual and group practice among people from diverse beliefs. Become immersed in the language of silence and experience profound inter-connectedness. Dr. Ed Bastian is the Founder/President of the Spiritual Paths Foundation. Residential fee $325, commuter $225. Info: La Casa de Maria Retreat and Conference Center, 800 El Bosque Road, Santa Barbara 93108, 805/969-5031. Visit

JOHN OF GOD, FREE HEALINGS, PERSONAL DISTANCE HEALINGS & BRAZIL TRIP with Medium Gail Thackray, Jan. 10-21, 2012. Gail will be taking a small group to Brazil to see the amazing healer John Of God (recently featured on Oprah). Gail will be taking distance healing requests and sitting surrogate for healings. Group healings free, email events@gailthackray.com. Personal surrogate healings $150, visit www.GailThackray.com or call 818/8906111.

SUNDAY, JAN. 1 NEW YEAR’S DAY AT UNITY WEST Santa Monica. Bring in the New Year with the White Stone ceremony and meditation where we discern “a new name” for ourselves. This name is an aspect of our spiritual nature which we desire to express in the coming year as we welcome a new year for transformation. On Jan. 1, 9 am. Unity West Santa Monica, 1515 Maple St., Santa Monica 90405. 310/577-0000, www. unitywestchurch.org. ONCE MORE WITH GUSTO with Rev. Dr. Donna Byrns. Worship and grow at the Church of Truth with Christ-centered metaphysical teach-

ings, 11 am service. Pasadena Church of Truth, A Center for Awakening Consciousness, inclusive of all World Religions, founded in 1924, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/7956905, www.churchoftruth.org. ARE YOU PREPARED? You are invited to a great and powerful 2012 start! Rejuvenate, Replenish, Recalibrate, Realign and Realize your Radiance. Through Meditation, Brain Wave Technology, Qigong, Sounding, Gentle Stretch and Beyond Form Movement, it is possible to truly life the life we choose. With facilitators Fiona Whitmore and Mihaela Wachsman, 2-5 pm, $22. Soul Centered, a Metaphysical Shoppe and Event Center, 311 N. Montgomery St., Ojai 93023, 805/640-8222, www.soulcentered. com. CRYSTAL SINGING BOWL HEALINGS, 7:308:30 pm. Intuitive Energy Guide Dominic Moore uses Crystal Singing Bowls for fine tuning individuals to recognize their soul’s purpose. These bowl vibrations have the power to shift consciousness from alpha to theta waves in the brain. Held 1st Sunday of each month, $10. Pasadena Church of Truth, A Center for Awakening Consciousness, inclusive of all World Religions, founded in 1924, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/795-6905, www.churchoftruth.org. COURSE IN MIRACLES DISCUSSION GROUP led by Dr. Margie Ann Black, 9:15 am. Join the group for a journey of forgiveness that releases the flow of love into your life! Love offering. Encino Community Church, Garden Chapel, 7769 Topanga Blvd, Canoga Park. For info call 818/712-9400. SUNDAY SERVICE WITH MUSIC, MEDITATION, INSPIRATION, Dr. Margie Ann Black presents Christ-centered, Scripturally based


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teachings with practical applications for everyday life that you won’t find anywhere else. Sunday School available. Love offering. 10:30 am, Encino Community Church, an all-inclusive circle of Love that seeks to make a difference just as we are. Encino Community Church, 7769 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Canoga Park, 818/7129400.

MONDAY, JAN. 2 EXPLORE PAST-LIFE REGRESSION, free selfimprovement class, 7-9 pm. Are you curious about your possible past lives? Could unresolved conflicts in a past life be affecting you in your present life? Do you have re-occurring dreams or relationship patterns you cannot let go of? Includes a 30-minute group past life journey going back through time. Hypnosis Motivation Institute, 18607 Ventura Blvd, Suite 310, Tarzana 91356. To register call 818/758-2747, or visit www.hypnosis.edu/classes. SPIRITUAL SELF MASTERY CLASS, meets on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month, 7:30 pm. With Rev. Lee, Church of Truth in Santa Clarita, inclusive, Christ centered, 22900 Market St., Newhall 91321, 661/645-9503, www. silentmiracles.net. FIND THE CHANGE OF YOUR LIFE, find Peace, Security and Love. Begin a positive change of course in life by attending weekly gatherings, study and ultimately through meditation on the inner sound current known as the Word, Shabd or Naam. Always free. Intro sessions on Monday and Friday nights, 7 pm. Sant Mat Meditation Center, 7726 W Manchester Ave., Playa del Rey, 310/821-3321. Info: call Bob 310/9302450, Victor 310-930-2452, or Pat 310/5673265. Website: www.lasantmat.com. HOLISTIC SKINCARE, you can beat aging,

acne, dryness and other skin problems, call the Vital Image. Free demonstrations and sample facials held throughout the week. Call for specific days this week, 800/414-4624, 310/8231996.

TUESDAY, JAN. 3 HOW TO READ TAROT, with Sheila Tanenbaum, Part 2, meets 4 Tuesdays, 1/3-1/24, 7-9 pm, $30. For information and registration contact Kenneally Acupuncture & Healing Light Resource Center, 27225 Camp Plenty Rd., Suite 5, Canyon Country 91351. 661/252-4100, www. kenneallyacupuncture.com.

Blvd., Tarzana 91356. Register at 818/345-1100, or online at www.theimaginecenter.com. A GATHERING OF MIRACLES® offers A Course in Miracle inspired lecture-services by Allan Rosenthal, MFT, a student-teacher-lecturer of ACIM for over 25 years. Listen to real life experiences and how the ACIM principles and other spiritual/metaphysical thought systems can be applied in everyday life. Q&As follow talk. No previous ACIM experience necessary. 7-8:30 pm, WLA/Santa Monica area. Call 310/4788994 or visit www.agatheringofmiracles.com.

THURSDAY, JAN. 5

MEN OVER 50 SUPPORT GROUP, with B.J. Jakala, PhD, MFT (Lic. 23640). Explore how to bring about the future you want in the company and support of other men. 7-9 pm, limited to 8 men. Call for interview. B.J. Jakala, PhD, MFT, 21243 Ventura Blvd, Suite 224, Woodland Hills, CA 91364, 818/348-8837.

CHANNELED ANGELIC MEDITATION with Tami Marie. Mondays, 1/5 & 1/19, 7:30-9 pm, $20. For information and registration, contact Kenneally Acupuncture & Healing Light Resource Center, 27225 Camp Plenty Rd., Suite 5, Canyon Country 91351. 661/252-4100, www. kenneallyacupuncture.com.

A COURSE IN MIRACLES CLASS, 7-8:30 pm, WLA/Santa Monica area. Would you choose love or fear? Do you want a greater sense of peace and contentment? Learn the incredible power of your choices. Study A Course in Miracles with Allan Rosenthal, MFT, a studentteacher-lecturer of the course for over 25 years. Call 310/478-8994 or visit www.allanrosenthal. com.

NEW YEAR WRITINGS, this Pebbling class provides inspiration for anyone looking for time and space to create gifts for family and friends that will continue to give through the years. This month’s classes focus on writing family letters you will be proud to send and everyone excited to receive, and finding just the right presentation method for those gifts from your heart. Thursdays through Jan. 26, 10:30-11:30 am, $20/class plus $15 one-time materials fee. With Jane Jones. The Hummingbird and the Honey Bee (formerly Akashic Bookshop & Center), 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Suite 103, Thousand Oaks 91362, 805/495-5824. www.humminghoney.com.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 4 CRYSTAL HEALING CIRCLE. Are you drawn to crystals? Chances are you’re one of Mother Earth’s healing angels. Join us to test the waters, learn and grow in the magic of restoring energy with crystals. New Crystal Healing Circle starts today, 6-7:30 pm. $15 offering required. The Imagine Center, 18635 Ventura

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sic in a beautiful setting, and spiritual moments interspersed connecting us with our heart and Soul. It’s fun, outrageous, sacred. No dance expertise needed. Peace Awareness Labyrinth and Gardens, 3500 W. Adams Blvd, LA 90018. For more info visit www.SoulDanceLA.com, or call 323/737-4055, ext. 1137. CHANGE YOUR THOUGHTS, CHANGE YOUR LIFE, discussion of Dr. Wayne Dyer’s book. Led by Dr. Margie Ann Taylor-Black. 11 am, love offering. Encino Community Church, 7769 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Canoga Park, 818/7129400. Visit our website at www.encinocommunitychurch.org.

FRIDAY, JAN. 6 GET CERTIFIED: BASIC DNA THETA HEALING SEMINAR, Jan. 6-8 event, 9 am-6 pm, presented by Marina Rose’s School of DNA Theta Healing®. DNA Theta Healing is the most potent, profound and powerful healing paradigm on the planet at this time. Learn how to cultivate a Theta Brain Wave and connect directly to the Creative Source, chakra balancing, remote viewing, body scanning, and DNA activation. www. dnathetahealing.com, info@dnathetahealing. com, 310/358-2991. FRIDAY NIGHT CAFÉ…LIVE MUSIC! Open house and tour. Complimentary dinner with delicious desserts. Enjoy live music (jazz, acoustic, rock, alternative) throughout the evening until midnight. Open Mic so come and share your music. 7:30 pm-midnight. 818/846-1083. 2101 N. Glenoaks Blvd, Burbank 91504 (entrance and parking in rear). MYSTICAL INSIGHTS: POETIC WISDOM FOR

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THE CONTEMPLATIVE JOURNEY with Cynthia Bourgeault, Jan. 6-8, Fri. 7:30 pm to Sun. 1 pm. (Note: overnight accommodations sold out, only commuter registration available, $275.) Meaningful teachings on short mystical poems of journey by T.S. Eliot will be interspersed with deep silence, sacred chanting, and contemplative prayer. Retreat leader is an Episcopal priest, author, and scholar of the Christian contemplative path. “Were we all led this way for a birth or a death?” –T.S. Eliot. For info and registration, La Casa de Maria Retreat and Conference Center, 800 El Bosque Road, Santa Barbara 93108, 805/969-5031. Visit www. lacasademaria.org, registerb@lcdm.org. FULL MOON MEDITATIONS: AQUARIUS. The evening opens with meditation followed by prayer, readings, journaling, sharing and intention work. Words of Dr. Rev. Michael Beckwith’s Life Visioning Process will be shared. 7-9 pm, $10, with Joshua Darnall, MA. The Hummingbird and the Honey Bee (formerly Akashic Bookshop & Center), 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Suite 103, Thousand Oaks 91362, 805/4955824. www.humminghoney.com. INTENTION, AWARENESS AND CHRIST CONSCIOUSNESS, a video seminar screening featuring John-Roger, Founder and Spiritual Advisor of the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness (MSIA). 7:30-9 pm, free, donations welcome, refreshments follow. Peace Awareness Labyrinth and Gardens, 3500 W. Adams Blvd, LA 90018. Contact us at 323/737-4055, ext. 1137, registrar@peacelabyrinth.org, www.peacelabyrinth.org, www.msia.org. YOGA TEACHER TRAINING with Mary Kay West in the Santa Ynez Valley. This 9-month

Yoga Alliance Registered program begins today. Graduates receive 200-hr. certification with Yoga Alliance. Open to those who intend to teach as well as those wishing to deepen their personal practice. This training upholds the highest standards of yoga training; in-depth study of posture, breath, philosophy, anatomy, basic Sanskrit. Details and registration: www. pureheartyoga.net, 805/350-5047. FIND THE CHANGE OF YOUR LIFE, find Peace, Security and Love. Begin a positive change of course in life by attending weekly gatherings, study and ultimately through meditation on the inner sound current known as the Word, Shabd or Naam. Always free. Intro sessions on Monday and Friday nights, 7 pm. Sant Mat Meditation Center, 7726 W Manchester Ave., Playa del Rey, 310/821-3321. Info: call Bob 310/9302450, Victor 310-930-2452, or Pat 310/5673265. Website: www.lasantmat.com.

SATURDAY, JAN. 7 PEOPLE & PET COMMUNICATION AND HEALING FAIR, everyone welcome, free healings for people and pets. Please bring your pets on a leash or in a carrying case so that they are safe and comfortable; bring a picture if you can’t bring them in. 2-4 pm. Intuitive Communication & Healings for “everyone.” True Insight Intuitive Learning and Healing Center, 111 Eucalyptus Dr., El Segundo 90245, 310/640-2211, www. true-insight.com. PSYCHIC PALM READING/EMPOWERMENT SESSIONS with Indian Psychic Palmist Professor Sasi. Experience transformation through the ancient science of psychic palmistry with world-renowned, 7th generation Psychic Palm-


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����������������������������������������������� ist/Spiritual Teacher Professor Sasi, one of the most loved psychic practitioners who has shown many individuals worldwide how to attain profound empowerment. By appt. Info: 310/397-2405, 310/842-6087, www.professorsasi.com, www.vedichealinginstitute.com, email professorsasi@earthlink.net. MANIFESTING WITH THE ANGELS, kick-start 2012 and create your best year ever. Utilize the power of Angelic Connection to bring about the love, prosperity and well-being you desire and deserve. With Angel Therapy Practitioner and Spiritual Guide Debbie Brickell, MA. Angel Circles are safe, sacred spaces where Angelic channeled guidance turbo-charges your manifestations. 10:30 am-12:30 pm, $35 advance, $45 at door or bring a friend and pay $55 for both when you register online together. Debbie Brickell (http://enlightenedSOULutions.com/ classes-events/). The Hummingbird and the Honey Bee (formerly Akashic Bookshop & Center), 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Suite 103, Thousand Oaks 91362, 805/495-5824. www. humminghoney.com. DVD VIEWING: YOUR SOUL’S PLAN BEFORE YOU WERE BORN, with Robert Swartz. 10 am, love offering. Encino Community Church, 7769 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Canoga Park, 818/7129400. www.encinocommunitychurch.org. A SINCERE INVITATION TO MEDITATION… Share Peaceful and Loving Energy. Guided Meditations with Ma Bhairavi. Saturdays & Sundays, 7-8 am. Space is limited, RSVP. Call 805/990-3057 for directions. REIKI HEALING CLASSES IN LOS ANGELES with Reiki Master Alexandra Juliani, M.A., Di-

rector of the American Reiki Academy. Learn to heal with your hands through Reiki. Class includes course manuals, thorough instruction, initiation ceremony to activate Reiki energy, and hands-on practice time. Students receive certification as Reiki practitioners and Reiki Masters through the American Reiki Academy. All levels of Reiki offered. Info: American Reiki Academy, 310/397-2405, www.reikiacademy. org, email reikiacademy@earthlink.net. WOMEN’S GROUP, meets 1st Saturday of each month, 10-11:30 am. Pasadena Church of Truth, A Center for Awakening Consciousness, inclusive of all World Religions, founded in 1924, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/7956905, www.churchoftruth.org. YANG STYLE T’AI CH & QIGONG taught by Sifu Lana Spraker. Reduce stress, achieve better balance and posture, receive long-lasting physical and spiritual benefits through this gentle stress-reducing Meditation in Movement. Beginners 9 am-10:30 am. Qigong breathing, energy exercises, and Yang style T’ai Chi instruction. Douglas Park in Santa Monica (Wilshire Blvd and Chelsea, 2 blocks west of 26th St., alternate inside location when rain). Sifu Spraker has taught T’ai Chi internationally for over 40 years. Info, fees, enrollment: 310/479-3646, www.alexandertaichi.com. FALUN GONG (FALUN DAFA), a traditional Chinese self-cultivation practice, practiced by millions worldwide. Learn Falun Gong for free. Every Saturday, Hermosa Beach, 7 am, 14th St. & The Strand. For information contact 310/9184700. Also at La Jolla Cove, 619/280-3112 for details.

SUNDAY, JAN. 8 NEW BODY SPIRIT PROGRAM, everyone welcome, 3-5:30 pm. This is a very exciting and powerful 8-month program, no prerequisites. Each month we study one chakra in-depth and the chakra-body alignment. We will explore the nature of the Body Spirit connection correlating wellness of the body to the spirit. True Insight Intuitive Learning and Healing Center, 111 Eucalyptus Dr., El Segundo 90245, 310/640-2211, www.true-insight.com. A SINCERE INVITATION TO MEDITATION… Share Peaceful and Loving Energy. Guided Meditations with Ma Bhairavi. Saturdays & Sundays, 7-8 am. Space is limited, RSVP. Call 805/990-3057 for directions. PEACE AWARENESS LABYRINTH & GARDENS DOCENT TOURS and public visits, 12-4 pm, free, every Sunday (donations welcome). Visit our “Spiritual Oasis in the City.” Unwind walking the labyrinth, reflect in the spectacular meditation garden beside water fountains. Tour the historic mansion. Tap into the peace that is present, leave recharged. 3500 W. Adams Blvd, LA 90018. 323/737-4055, ext. 1137, registrar@peacelabyrinth.org, www.peacelabyrinth. org, www.msia.org. CLEARSIGHT OPEN HOUSE, 3-4 pm and 7:158:15 pm, free. Come learn about Clearsight, our meditation classes, readings, healings and classes. Instructor: Judy Nelson. Everyone welcome. Please email us at clearsightaura@gmail. com to reserve your space. 310/395-1170. Visit www.clearsightaura.com. SUNDAY SERVICE WITH MUSIC, MEDITA-


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TION, INSPIRATION, Dr. Margie Ann Black presents Christ-centered, Scripturally based teachings with practical applications for everyday life that you won’t find anywhere else. Sunday School available. Love offering. 10:30 am, Encino Community Church, an all-inclusive circle of Love that seeks to make a difference just as we are. Encino Community Church, 7769 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Canoga Park, 818/7129400. REIKI HEALING CLASSES IN LOS ANGELES with Reiki Master Alexandra Juliani, M.A., Director of the American Reiki Academy. Learn to heal with your hands through Reiki. Class includes course manuals, thorough instruction, initiation ceremony to activate Reiki energy, and hands-on practice time. Students receive certification as Reiki practitioners and Reiki Masters through the American Reiki Academy. All levels of Reiki offered. Info: American Reiki Academy, 310/397-2405, www.reikiacademy. org, email reikiacademy@earthlink.net. SUNDAY SERVICE WITH GUEST SPEAKER. Worship and grow at the Church of Truth with Christ-centered metaphysical teachings, 11 am service. Pasadena Church of Truth, A Center for Awakening Consciousness, inclusive of all World Religions, founded in 1924, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/795-6905, www.churchoftruth.org. COURSE IN MIRACLES DISCUSSION GROUP led by Dr. Margie Ann Black, 9:15 am. Join the group for a journey of forgiveness that releases the flow of love into your life! Love offering. Encino Community Church, Garden Chapel, 7769 Topanga Blvd, Canoga Park. For info call 818/712-9400.

MONDAY, JAN. 9 SPIRITUAL SELF MASTERY CLASS, meets on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month, 7:30 pm. With Rev. Lee, Church of Truth in Santa Clarita, inclusive, Christ centered, 22900 Market St., Newhall 91321, 661/645-9503, www. silentmiracles.net. SACRED TONES WORKSHOP, 7:30-8:30 pm, free (donations welcome), every Monday. Experience an inner attunement to Spirit and your own divinity as you practice guided meditations taught by John-Roger, founder of the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness (MSIA). A perfect way to practice meditation for the first time or to enjoy the support of meditating with others. Peace Awareness Labyrinth and Gardens, 3500 W. Adams Blvd, LA 90018. 323/7374055, ext. 1137, registrar@peacelabyrinth.org, www.peacelabyrinth.org, www.msia.org. ENERGY HEALING & CONNECTION, free selfimprovement class, 7-9 pm. Did you now that everything is made up of Energy? Experience how your thoughts and beliefs affect your energy field and see how the body’s energies are the key to health, vitality and well-being. Hypnosis Motivation Institute, 18607 Ventura Blvd, Suite 310, Tarzana 91356. To register call 818/758-2747, or visit www.hypnosis.edu/ classes to register online. FIND THE CHANGE OF YOUR LIFE, find Peace, Security and Love. Begin a positive change of course in life by attending weekly gatherings, study and ultimately through meditation on the inner sound current known as the Word, Shabd or Naam. Always free. Intro sessions on Monday and Friday nights, 7 pm. Sant Mat Meditation Center, 7726 W Manchester Ave., Playa del Rey, 310/821-3321. Info: call Bob 310/9302450, Victor 310-930-2452, or Pat 310/5673265. Website: www.lasantmat.com.

HOLISTIC SKINCARE, you can beat aging, acne, dryness and other skin problems, call the Vital Image. Free demonstrations and sample facials held throughout the week. Call for specific days this week, 800/414-4624, 310/8231996. BEGINNING TAROT, easy, fun, insightful. Watch the cards come alive as Wendy shows you how to interpret each individual card, how to ask a question, and how it put it all together in layouts which she will demonstrate on student volunteers in class. The Waite Rider deck will be taught. 7-9 pm, Mondays through Jan. 23, $34/ session or $93 in advance, plus $8 materials fee. The Hummingbird and the Honey Bee (formerly Akashic Bookshop & Center), 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Suite 103, Thousand Oaks 91362, 805/495-5824. www.humminghoney. com.

TUESDAY, JAN. 10 MEDITATION ON CHAKRAS, ARCHETYPES & GODDESSES, class discussion and guided visual meditation through the 7 chakras of the body. Learn the qualities of each chakra and how they relate in our daily life, and see how the respective archetype relates to each chakra (functional and dysfunctional). Starts today, meets 1st & 3rd Tuesdays through April 17, 7-9 pm, $20/session, $5 materials fee. With Mattea Nicchitta. The Hummingbird and the Honey Bee (formerly Akashic Bookshop & Center), 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Suite 103, Thousand Oaks 91362, 805/495-5824. www.humminghoney.com. MEN OVER 50 SUPPORT GROUP, with B.J. Jakala, PhD, MFT (Lic. 23640). Explore how to bring about the future you want in the company and support of other men. 7-9 pm, limited to 8 men. Call for interview. B.J. Jakala, PhD, MFT, 21243 Ventura Blvd, Suite 224, Woodland Hills, CA 91364, 818/348-8837. A COURSE IN MIRACLES CLASS, 7-8:30 pm, WLA/Santa Monica area. Would you choose love or fear? Do you want a greater sense of peace and contentment? Learn the incredible power of your choices. Study A Course in Miracles with Allan Rosenthal, MFT, a studentteacher-lecturer of the course for over 25 years. Call 310/478-8994 or visit www.allanrosenthal. com.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 11 CLEARSIGHT MEDITATION I begins today, meets Wednesdays 7-9 pm. Class available inperson or online. Learn the easy-to-use, spiritually joyful foundational skills of Clearsight meditation. Learn skills of grounding, centering, running energy to clear yourself, developing your inner voice, and intuitively looking at energy. $100, meets through Feb. 1, with Judy Nelson. Meditation 2 will begin in February. Clearsight, 310/395-1170. Email: clearsightaura@gmail.com. Visit www.clearsightaura. com. WORKING WITH IMAGERY FOR LIFE ISSUES, 9:30 am-3:30 pm. It is profoundly powerful to use images to ground yourself and set a course for healing and forgiveness. We will work interactively with metaphor, symbol and guided imagery to facilitate greater joy, self-wisdom and calm awareness. With Juliet Rohde-Brown, PhD, author of Imagine Forgiveness: A Guide to a Joyful Future. La Casa de Maria Retreat and Conference Center, 800 El Bosque Road, Santa Barbara 93108, 805/969-5031. Visit www.lacasademaria.org, email registerb@lcdm.org. DETERMINING & ACHIEVING YOUR GOALS


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with Ayamanatara. 7-9 pm, $25. For details and registration contact Kenneally Acupuncture & Healing Light Resource Center, 27225 Camp Plenty Rd., Suite 5, Canyon Country 91351. 661/252-4100, www.kenneallyacupuncture. com. YANG STYLE T’AI CHI & QIGONG taught by Sifu Lana Spraker, new class starts today, an 8-week series for beginning and intermediate level students. Start the New Year with improving your health! Reduce stress, achieve better balance and posture, receive long-lasting physical and spiritual benefits. At AADAP, Inc, 2900 S. Crenshaw at 29th St., LA 90016. 6-7:15 pm, 8 weeks, $85. Info: 310/479-3646, sprakerlg@earthlink.net, www.alexandertaichi.com. SELF-HEALING TECHNIQUES: Salt, Selenite & Sound. Learn about 3 easy-to-do techniques that you can do for yourself with very little effort or healing knowledge. When you don’t have a “healer” around, you can do a lot of healing for yourself. Along with this class you will receive a polished Selenite wand to take home and put to good use. With Marilyn Salas, energy healing practitioner since 1993. $30, call for details and to reserve, class size limited. 805/640-0211. Healing In America, 107 W. Aliso St., Ojai. Email ojaihealer@yahoo.com.

previous ACIM experience necessary. 7-8:30 pm, WLA/Santa Monica area. Call 310/4788994 or visit www.agatheringofmiracles.com.

mastery.com, www.ReikiMastery.com. Held at Tree of Life, 3608 Foothill Blvd, La Crescenta 91214.

THURSDAY, JAN. 12

FIND THE CHANGE OF YOUR LIFE, find Peace, Security and Love. Begin a positive change of course in life by attending weekly gatherings, study and ultimately through meditation on the inner sound current known as the Word, Shabd or Naam. Always free. Intro sessions on Monday and Friday nights, 7 pm. Sant Mat Meditation Center, 7726 W Manchester Ave., Playa del Rey, 310/821-3321. Info: call Bob 310/9302450, Victor 310-930-2452, or Pat 310/5673265. Website: www.lasantmat.com.

CLEARSIGHT READING CLINIC, 7-9 pm. Clairvoyant readings for the public. Readings by Clearsight Clairvoyant Program students and graduates. $10/reading. Supervisor: Judy Nelson. Everyone welcome, but readings will be given on first come, first served basis. Please email us at clearsightaura@gmail.com to reserve your space. Clearsight, 310/395-1170. Visit www.clearsightaura.com. CHANGE YOUR THOUGHTS, CHANGE YOUR LIFE, discussion of Dr. Wayne Dyer’s book. Led by Dr. Margie Ann Taylor-Black. 11 am, love offering. Encino Community Church, 7769 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Canoga Park, 818/7129400. www.encinocommunitychurch.org.

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PROSPERITY CLUB, 7:30 pm. Rev. Lee, Church of Truth in Santa Clarita, inclusive, Christ centered, 22900 Market St., Newhall 91321, 661/645-9503, www.silentmiracles.net.

NU-CLEAR RADIATION FROM GROUND ZERO, a video seminar screening featuring John-Roger, Founder and Spiritual Advisor of the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness (MSIA). 7:30-9 pm, free, donations welcome, refreshments follow. Peace Awareness Labyrinth and Gardens, 3500 W. Adams Blvd, LA 90018. Contact us at 323/737-4055, ext. 1137, registrar@peacelabyrinth.org, www.peacelabyrinth.org, www.msia.org.

A GATHERING OF MIRACLES® offers A Course in Miracle inspired lecture-services by Allan Rosenthal, MFT, a student-teacher-lecturer of ACIM for over 25 years. Listen to real life experiences and how the ACIM principles and other spiritual/metaphysical thought systems can be applied in everyday life. Q&As follow talk. No

REIKI HEALING NIGHT, Glendale (La Crescenta), 6:30-9:30 pm (call to confirm). Come explore this healing energy. Meditative, powerful evening (weekend class follows). $10 suggested donation, please call to confirm. Reiki Master/Teacher Jessica Miller, International Center for Reiki Training, 626/963-3533, jess@reiki-

SATURDAY, JAN. 14 THE FORGOTTEN POWERS: ACTIVATING THE TANTRIC WOMB, 9 am-6 pm. This powerful workshop will ignite the forgotten feminine energies buried deep with the womb and release toxic emotions. www.urtherbs.com/forgottenpowers.aspx, 310/740-2120. SELF-MYOFASCIAL RELEASE WORKSHOP, 10 am-6 pm, $129. Learn how to interrupt the patterns of holding in your body that restrict blood flow and cause pain. Understanding and addressing the role connective tissue (fascia) plays in our health can set you free from pain. Can help with symptoms of sciatica, plantar fasciitis, irritable bowel, back pain, TMJ, and more. No drugs, no surgery, no medical bill. At OHM/Sanctuary, 305 E. Matilija St., 2nd floor, Ojai, 805/640-9111, www.ojaihealingmovement. com. REIKI 1 & 2 CLASS, Jan. 14-15. Amazingly powerful, easily learned energy healing. Promotes relaxation and healing in oneself and others, including across distances. Experimental, casual atmosphere. 9:15 am-7 pm (1 pm lunch), $350.


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to have your ideal relationship just in time for Valentine’s Day. With Helen Arabanos (www.fullbloomfengshui.com). The Hummingbird and the Honey Bee (formerly Akashic Bookshop & Center), 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Suite 103, Thousand Oaks 91362, 805/495-5824. www. humminghoney.com. REIKI HEALING CLASSES IN LOS ANGELES with Reiki Master Alexandra Juliani, M.A., Director of the American Reiki Academy. Learn to heal with your hands through Reiki. Class includes course manuals, thorough instruction, initiation ceremony to activate Reiki energy, and hands-on practice time. Students receive certification as Reiki practitioners and Reiki Masters through the American Reiki Academy. All levels of Reiki offered. Info: American Reiki Academy, 310/397-2405, www.reikiacademy. org, email reikiacademy@earthlink.net. A SINCERE INVITATION TO MEDITATION… Share Peaceful and Loving Energy. Guided Meditations with Ma Bhairavi. Saturdays & Sundays, 7-8 am. Space is limited, RSVP. Call 805/990-3057 for directions. GATEWAY 2012…COMING INTO A NEW ERA. A Cody Edner workshop, everyone welcome, suggested contribution $25, 7-9:30 pm. We will explore the grace and harmony of 2012, the opportunity for growth and the energy this shift in consciousness is creating. True Insight Intuitive Learning and Healing Center, 111 Eucalyptus Dr., El Segundo 90245, 310/640-2211, www. true-insight.com. PSYCHIC PALM READING/EMPOWERMENT SESSIONS with Indian Psychic Palmist Professor Sasi. Experience transformation through the ancient science of psychic palmistry with world-renowned, 7th generation Psychic Palmist/Spiritual Teacher Professor Sasi, one of the

most loved psychic practitioners who has shown many individuals worldwide how to attain profound empowerment. By appt. Info: 310/397-2405, 310/842-6087, www.professorsasi.com, www.vedichealinginstitute.com, email professorsasi@earthlink.net. NATIVE AMERICAN FLUTE WORKSHOP, learn to play the Native American Flute in this very popular workshop. (This is the 3rd in series; if you missed the first 2, instructor Al King offers private instruction at reasonable rates to get you up to speed.) Call for more info. Wilderness camping available. Sunburst Sanctuary, a community sanctuary for conscious living, 40 miles north of Santa Barbara, 805/736-6528, www. SunburstOnline.org. SUCCESS, REACH YOUR GOALS, DREAMS & DESIRES IN 2012! Your subconscious is a treasure chest of motivation and desire, and is the most powerful tool you have. Through timehonored skills of hypnotherapy to reach a state of receptivity to your consciousness so you can reach your highest potential. With Rosanne MacDonald, C.Ht. (www.hypnovitality.com). 10:30 am-12:30 pm, $25/session. The Hummingbird and the Honey Bee (formerly Akashic Bookshop & Center), 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Suite 103, Thousand Oaks 91362, 805/4955824. www.humminghoney.com. BODY, MIND, SPIRIT: WHO ARE YOU? Free seminar, 3 pm. Are you your body? Your experiences? A brain chemistry reaction? What is the source of consciousness? What is a spirit? Does it have weight, location or wavelength? Is telepathy real? Do we live more than once? Learn more about the true spiritual nature of life and how to improve your personal journey through it. 2101 N. Glenoaks Blvd, Burbank 91504, entrance and parking in rear. Info and


22 RSVP: 818/846-1083. HISPANIC WOMEN’S GROUP meets 2nd Saturday of each month, 10 am-1 pm, for our Spanish speaking sisters. Sea una lider de Corazon! Enriquecete participando en nuestro grupo de mujeres en Espanol. Pasadena Church of Truth, A Center for Awakening Consciousness, inclusive of all World Religions, founded in 1924, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/7956905, www.churchoftruth.org. YANG STYLE T’AI CH & QIGONG taught by Sifu Lana Spraker. Reduce stress, achieve better balance and posture, receive long-lasting physical and spiritual benefits through this gentle stress-reducing Meditation in Movement. Beginners 9 am-10:30 am. Qigong breathing, energy exercises, and Yang style T’ai Chi instruction. Douglas Park in Santa Monica (Wilshire Blvd and Chelsea, 2 blocks west of 26th St., alternate inside location when rain). Sifu Spraker has taught T’ai Chi internationally for over 40 years. Info, fees, enrollment: 310/479-3646, www.alexandertaichi.com. FALUN GONG (FALUN DAFA), a traditional Chinese self-cultivation practice, practiced by millions worldwide. Learn Falun Gong for free. Every Saturday, Hermosa Beach, 7 am, 14th St. & The Strand. For information contact 310/9184700. Also at La Jolla Cove, 619/280-3112 for details.

SUNDAY, JAN. 15 THE ANSWER! Desiring a real life all your own? Want to solve secret sorrows? To love life again? To command life? Vernon Howard’s virtually perfect insights offer the Total Answer to all your heart yearns for. Class Sunday at 10 am, New Life Foundation, 5785 Westminster Blvd., Westminster. $3 donation. Info: 714/899-9300, www.anewlife.org. ANGELIC WISDOM FOR 2012, through Karen Anderson, Spiritual Intuitive, Clairvoyant and Clairaudient. Your angels will provide you with guidance for the year ahead. Bridge of Light Healing Center, Westlake Village, CA. 805/3737861 or www.TheBridgeofLight.com. SUNDAY GET-TOGETHER, free, 10:45 am-2 pm, everyone welcome. Each month we celebrate a different spiritual perspective. This month: we look at “past lives” and the body. True Insight Intuitive Learning and Healing Center, 111 Eucalyptus Dr., El Segundo 90245, 310/640-2211, www.true-insight.com. THE POWER WITHIN YOU WORKSHOP, 2-5 pm, free, donations welcome. With David Bransky and Tracy Uttley. Discover techniques that can assist you to create your outer life in such a way as to reflect your inner majesty. Based on the book The Power Within You by John-Roger, DSS. Feel free to come early to walk our labyrinth & gardens. Contact PALG Registrar, 323/ 737-4055, x1130, registrar@peacelabyrinth.org. www.peacelabyrinth.org, www.msia.org. WHAT ARE THE KINGDOM OF LIGHT TEACHINGS? Awakening the Divine Consciousness in You. Join Barbara Y. Martin and Dimitri Moraitis as they share one of the most profound traditions in metaphysics. These teachings offer some of the freshest insight to the ancient path of enlightenment. 1-1:45 pm PST, free webinar. Call to register, 800/650-AURA (2872), www. spiritualarts.org. A SINCERE INVITATION TO MEDITATION… Share Peaceful and Loving Energy. Guided Meditations with Ma Bhairavi. Saturdays & Sundays, 7-8 am. Space is limited, RSVP. Call 805/990-3057 for directions.

AURA PHOTOGRAPHY with Reiki Master Bonnie Marr, 11 am-5 pm. $30 for aura photo, $75 for before and after aura photos with Reiki “scan.” Please do not wear any jewelry or metals when you have your aura photo taken. For more info contact Soul Centered, a Metaphysical Shoppe and Event Center, 311 N. Montgomery St., Ojai 93023, 805/640-8222, www.soulcentered.com. COURSE IN MIRACLES DISCUSSION GROUP led by Dr. Margie Ann Black, 9:15 am. Join the group for a journey of forgiveness that releases the flow of love into your life! Love offering. Encino Community Church, Garden Chapel, 7769 Topanga Blvd, Canoga Park. For info call 818/712-9400. IT’S SO SIMPLE, with Rev. Dr. Donna Byrns. Worship and grow at the Church of Truth with Christ-centered metaphysical teachings, 11 am service. Pasadena Church of Truth, A Center for Awakening Consciousness, inclusive of all World Religions, founded in 1924, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/795-6905, www.churchoftruth.org. PSYCHIC PALM READING/EMPOWERMENT SESSIONS with Indian Psychic Palmist Professor Sasi. Experience transformation through the ancient science of psychic palmistry with world-renowned, 7th generation Psychic Palmist/Spiritual Teacher Professor Sasi, one of the most loved psychic practitioners who has shown many individuals worldwide how to attain profound empowerment. By appt. Info: 310/397-2405, 310/842-6087, visit www. professorsasi.com, www.vedichealinginstitute. com, email professorsasi@earthlink.net. SUNDAY SERVICE WITH MUSIC, MEDITATION, INSPIRATION, Dr. Margie Ann Black presents Christ-centered, Scripturally based teachings with practical applications for everyday life that you won’t find anywhere else. Sunday School available. Love offering. 10:30 am, Encino Community Church, an all-inclusive circle of Love that seeks to make a difference just as we are. Encino Community Church, 7769 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Canoga Park, 818/7129400.

MONDAY, JAN. 16 SACRED TONES WORKSHOP, 7:30-8:30 pm, free (donations welcome), every Monday. Experience an inner attunement to Spirit and your own divinity as you practice guided meditations taught by John-Roger, founder of the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness (MSIA). A perfect way to practice meditation for the first time or to enjoy the support of meditating with others. Peace Awareness Labyrinth and Gardens, 3500 W. Adams Blvd, LA 90018. 323/7374055, ext. 1137, registrar@peacelabyrinth.org, www.peacelabyrinth.org, www.msia.org. FIND THE CHANGE OF YOUR LIFE, find Peace, Security and Love. Begin a positive change of course in life by attending weekly gatherings, study and ultimately through meditation on the inner sound current known as the Word, Shabd or Naam. Always free. Intro sessions on Monday and Friday nights, 7 pm. Sant Mat Meditation Center, 7726 W Manchester Ave., Playa del Rey, 310/821-3321. Info: call Bob 310/9302450, Victor 310-930-2452, or Pat 310/5673265. Website: www.lasantmat.com. HOLISTIC SKINCARE, you can beat aging, acne, dryness and other skin problems, call the Vital Image. Free demonstrations and sample facials held throughout the week. Call for information and specific days this week, 800/4144624, 310/823-1996.

TUESDAY, JAN. 17 MEDITATION CIRCLE, an introduction to a sacred healing modality, Belvaspata, Healing of the Heart, that promotes healing with light and frequency, supported by the angelic realm. Come and enjoy a unique and personal experience using Mystical Sound Healing Elixirs. Everyone will receive an individual healing in a collective environment. 7-9 pm, $26, with Alana Katz (www.alanalightwellness.com). The Hummingbird and the Honey Bee (formerly Akashic Bookshop & Center), 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Suite 103, Thousand Oaks 91362, 805/495-5824. www.humminghoney.com. MEN OVER 50 SUPPORT GROUP, with B.J. Jakala, PhD, MFT (Lic. 23640). Explore how to bring about the future you want in the company and support of other men. 7-9 pm, limited to 8 men. Call for interview. B.J. Jakala, PhD, MFT, 21243 Ventura Blvd, Suite 224, Woodland Hills, CA 91364, 818/348-8837. A COURSE IN MIRACLES CLASS, 7-8:30 pm, WLA/Santa Monica area. Would you choose love or fear? Do you want a greater sense of peace and contentment? Learn the incredible power of your choices. Study A Course in Miracles with Allan Rosenthal, MFT, a studentteacher-lecturer of the course for over 25 years. Call 310/478-8994 or visit www.allanrosenthal. com.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18 TRUE INSIGHT FREE OPEN HOUSE, 7:30-9:30 pm (please arrive at 7:30 pm), everyone welcome, free. Learn about Intuitive Meditation, our Clairvoyant program, Trance Medium program, workshops and weekly classes. Meet our director, learn basic Intuitive Meditation tools, Q&As. Free Communication and free Healings tonight, plus we will be giving away a 1-1/4 hour Communication. True Insight Intuitive Learning and Healing Center, 111 Eucalyptus Dr., El Segundo 90245, 310/640-2211, www.true-insight. com. Workshops and more! THE POWER OF INTENTION TELE-WORKSHOP, 5:30-7 pm PST, free. Can’t make it to a location for a class? Try a Tele-Workshop from your home, via phone or audio Skype, with interactive features connecting you with students from around the world. Learn ways to align your intentions with Spirit and energize your direction for the new year. Sponsored by the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness, www.msia. org. Use this registration link: http://www.msia. org/info/tele14. For questions or more info contact Debbie Roth at DebbieRoth@msia.org, 323/737-4055. A GATHERING OF MIRACLES® offers A Course in Miracle inspired lecture-services by Allan Rosenthal, MFT, a student-teacher-lecturer of ACIM for over 25 years. Listen to real life experiences and how the ACIM principles and other spiritual/metaphysical thought systems can be applied in everyday life. Q&As follow talk. No previous ACIM experience necessary. 7-8:30 pm, WLA/Santa Monica area. Call 310/4788994 or visit www.agatheringofmiracles.com.

THURSDAY, JAN. 19 FREE SOUND HEALING INTRODUCTORY EVENING, 7-9:30 PM. introduction to toning, sound therapy and vibrational healing. Demonstrations, Q&A, healing circle and toning group. Presented by Wayne Perry, internationally renowned sound healer and host of TV’s Heart Touch show. Must RSVP to 323/655-7781 to hold your seat. The Sound Therapy Center of Los Angeles, www.wayneperry.com.


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FRIDAY, JAN. 20 PSYCHOLOGICAL HEALTH & THE WHOLE PERSON: Reflections on Psychoanalytic Diagnostic Approaches, Jan. 20-21. Current era psychotherapy pays minimal attention to the overall mental and emotional well-being of the individual. Dr. McWilliams argues that such a focus reflects the interests of insurance and pharmaceutical industries, each of which has a stake in defining psychological healthy narrowly. At Pacifica Graduate Institute. For information about pricing, registration, accommodations, visit the Public Programs page at www. pacifica.edu or call 805/969-3626, ext. 103. FRIDAY NIGHT CAFÉ…LIVE MUSIC! Open house and tour. Complimentary dinner with delicious desserts. Enjoy live music (jazz, acoustic, rock, alternative) throughout the evening until midnight. Open Mic so come and share your music. 7:30 pm-midnight. 818/846-1083. 2101 N. Glenoaks Blvd, Burbank 91504 (entrance and parking in rear). WALKING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE GODDESS with Norvene Vest, Jan. 20-22, Friday 7:30 pm to Sunday 1 pm. Bring your heart and

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imagination and prepare to enter an ancient world. Encounter the ways diverse and ancient cultures held spirituality as central to their life, and the earth as mother matrix of creation. Vest is well known for her books on the spiritual life. Residential fee $325; commuter $225. Info and registration: La Casa de Maria Retreat and Conference Center, 800 El Bosque Road, Santa Barbara 93108, 805/969-5031. Visit www.lacasademaria.org, email registerb@lcdm.org. SELACIA’S BOOK SIGNING, discussing and signing Your Guide to Earth’s Pivotal Years, a new book about our future and the coming changes during Earth’s pivotal years. 7-9:30 pm at The Gateway Portal, 2511 S. Barrington Ave., WLA 90064. Info: 310/915-2884 and 310/479-0430, www.Selacia.com, www.EarthsPivotalYears.com, http://www.thegatewayportal.com/. Selacia is an author, intuitive healer and guide to others on the path of spiritual awakening. SPIRITUAL LAWS & THE SPIRITUAL COMPASS, a video seminar screening featuring John Morton, Spiritual Director of the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness (MSIA). 7:309 pm, free, donations welcome, refreshments follow. Peace Awareness Labyrinth and Gardens, 3500 W. Adams Blvd, LA 90018. Contact us at 323/737-4055, ext. 1137, registrar@peacelabyrinth.org, www.peacelabyrinth.org, www. msia.org. FIND THE CHANGE OF YOUR LIFE, find Peace, Security and Love. Begin a positive change of course in life by attending weekly gatherings, study and ultimately through meditation on the inner sound current known as the Word, Shabd or Naam. Always free. Intro sessions on Monday and Friday nights, 7 pm. Sant Mat Meditation Center, 7726 W Manchester Ave., Playa del Rey, 310/821-3321. Info: call Bob 310/9302450, Victor 310-930-2452, or Pat 310/5673265. Website: www.lasantmat.com.

SATURDAY, JAN. 21 CHART YOUR WAY TO SUCCESS! Facilitated by Rev. Donna Byrns, 10 am-1 pm. Our Universe is created with mathematical precision. Discover how your personal numbers reflect your Soul’s Journey, as well as your strengths and talents that assure your success. Use this knowledge to create your personal Success Chart. $25, reserve space, please bring a brown bag lunch. Pasadena Church of Truth, A Center for Awakening Consciousness, inclusive of all World Religions, founded in 1924, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/795-6905, www.churchoftruth.org.

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ENLIGHTENMENT IS OUR NATURAL STATE, a lecture with Q&A to guide you in letting go of your “story” and your illusion of identity in order to discover your joyful True Being. 5:30-7 pm, $35 (preregistration required). Elke Riess, Sacred Space Studio, 410 Bryant Circle, Suite A, Ojai. To preregister call Shirley, 805/563-2100, www.presence-joy.com, email info@presencejoy.com. BLESSING OF HIMALAYAN SIDDHA MASTERS. Mahayogi Pilot Baba and Yogmata Keiko Aikawa are Himalayan Masters who have attained the highest level of enlightenment known as Samadhi through an austere and rigorous training in the Himalayas. In Los Angeles Jan. 21-22 as part of their 2012 World Peace Tour. Today: 10:30-12 noon, Darshan, fee: donation. 1:30-5 pm, Anugraha Kriya, fee: $200. For more information and reservations, call 917/3621346, email jp_office@yogmata.org, or visit www.yogmata.org. ANGELIC HEALING KEYES FOR TRANSFORMATION workshop, 11 am-4 pm in La Verne, CA. Engage with new Angelic Healing frequencies assisting with elevation of spiritual consciousness and bringing in the essences of love, joy, health and happiness. Learn about the history and inception, and work with 15 symbols to be used for healing and transformation of self and others. Each participant receives manual and energetic activations. Investment: $250/person. Registration and info at www. soundbodyarts.com. EDGAR CAYCE STUDY GROUP, 10 am. Discussion of the latest information coming from A.R.E. Headquarters. Fascinating, enlightening and educational. With Dr. Margie Ann TaylorBlack. Love offering. Encino Community Church, 7769 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Canoga Park, 818/712-9400. PSYCHIC PALM READING/EMPOWERMENT SESSIONS with Indian Psychic Palmist Professor Sasi. Experience transformation through the ancient science of psychic palmistry with world-renowned, 7th generation Psychic Palmist/Spiritual Teacher Professor Sasi, one of the most loved psychic practitioners who has shown many individuals worldwide how to attain profound empowerment. By appt. Info: 310/397-2405, 310/842-6087, www.professorsasi.com, www.vedichealinginstitute.com, email professorsasi@earthlink.net. KARMA AND REINCARNATION: UNLOCKING YOUR 800 LIVES TO ENLIGHTENMENT. Lecture/booksigning conducted by award-winning authors Barbara Y. Martin and Dimitri Moraitis. Discover your past lives and explore the ins and


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BLESSING OF HIMALAYAN SIDDHA MASTERS. Mahayogi Pilot Baba and Yogmata Keiko Aikawa are Himalayan Masters who have attained the highest level of enlightenment known as Samadhi through an austere and rigorous training in the Himalayas. In Los Angeles Jan. 21-22 as part of their 2012 World Peace Tour. Today: 10:30-12 noon, Darshan, fee: donation. 1:30-5 pm, Anugraha Diksha, fee: $300. For more information and reservations, call 917/3621346, email jp_office@yogmata.org, or visit www.yogmata.org.

MEDITATIONS FOR MODERN MAN, 7-8:30 pm, a 4-week course in ancient Buddhist mindfulness, as interpreted and adapted for today’s fast-paced scientific world. Experience “the Profound” and “the Ultimate” directly through these unique and original one-hour guided journeys of contemplation and deep seeing. Ideally suited to the modern mind, and available exclusively at The Bodhi Center. Registration required, $99. The Bodhi Center, 310/497-1899, www.theBODHIcenter.net.

WHAT’S THE REAL ISSUE? With Rev. Dr. Donna Byrns. Worship and grow at the Church of Truth with Christ-centered metaphysical teachings, 11 am service. Pasadena Church of Truth, A Center for Awakening Consciousness, inclusive of all World Religions, founded in 1924, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/7956905, www.churchoftruth.org. 2012 ASTROLOGICAL CYCLES: A daily review of the 2012 planetary energies, how they affect the world and how they will affect you personally. Bridge of Light Healing Center with Professional Astrologer Susan Baroni. Class in Glendora, CA. Call 805/373-7861, or visit www. TheBridgeofLight.com. SUNDAY SERVICE WITH MUSIC, MEDITATION, INSPIRATION, Dr. Margie Ann Black presents Christ-centered, Scripturally based teachings with practical applications for everyday life that you won’t find anywhere else. Love offering. 10:30 am, Encino Community Church, an all-inclusive circle of Love that seeks to make a difference just as we are. Encino Community Church, 7769 Topanga Canyon Bl, Canoga Park, 818/712-9400. PEACE AWARENESS LABYRINTH & GARDENS DOCENT TOURS and public visits, 12-4 pm, free, every Sunday (donations welcome). Visit our “Spiritual Oasis in the City.” Unwind walking the labyrinth, reflect in the spectacular meditation garden beside water fountains. Tour the historic mansion. Tap into the peace that is present, leave recharged. 3500 W. Adams Blvd, LA 90018. 323/737-4055, ext. 1137, registrar@peacelabyrinth.org, www.peacelabyrinth. org, www.msia.org. COURSE IN MIRACLES DISCUSSION GROUP led by Dr. Margie Ann Black, 9:15 am. Join the group for a journey of forgiveness that releases the flow of love into your life! Love offering. Encino Community Church, Garden Chapel, 7769 Topanga Blvd, Canoga Park. For info call 818/712-9400.

SACRED TONES WORKSHOP, 7:30-8:30 pm, free (donations welcome), every Monday. Experience an inner attunement to Spirit and your own divinity as you practice guided meditations taught by John-Roger, founder of the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness (MSIA). A perfect way to practice meditation for the first time or to enjoy the support of meditating with others. Peace Awareness Labyrinth and Gardens, 3500 W. Adams Blvd, LA 90018. 323/7374055, ext. 1137, registrar@peacelabyrinth.org, www.peacelabyrinth.org, www.msia.org. SPIRITUAL SELF MASTERY CLASS, meets on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month, 7:30 pm. With Rev. Lee, Church of Truth in Santa Clarita, inclusive, Christ centered, 22900 Market St., Newhall 91321, 661/645-9503, www. silentmiracles.net. RELATIONSHIP STRATEGIES, a free self-improvement class, 7-9 pm. Based on the E&P Relationship Concept at HMI, this seminar explores how much of our behavior in relationships has been programmed from childhood and how the subconscious mind plays a crucial role in choosing our relationships and why. Hypnosis Motivation Institute, 18607 Ventura Blvd, Suite 310, Tarzana 91356. To register call 818/758-2747, or visit www.hypnosis.edu/ classes to register online. FIND THE CHANGE OF YOUR LIFE, find Peace, Security and Love. Begin a positive change of course in life by attending weekly gatherings, study and ultimately through meditation on the inner sound current known as the Word, Shabd or Naam. Always free. Intro sessions on Monday and Friday nights, 7 pm. Sant Mat Meditation Center, 7726 W Manchester Ave., Playa del Rey, 310/821-3321. Info: call Bob 310/9302450, Victor 310-930-2452, or Pat 310/5673265. Website: www.lasantmat.com. HOLISTIC SKINCARE, you can beat aging, acne, dryness and other skin problems, call the Vital Image. Free demonstrations and sample facials held throughout the week. Call for spe-


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TUESDAY, JAN. 24 T.M. HEALING CLINIC, everyone welcome, 7:45-8:45 pm, $10 suggested contribution. The cleaning of energies that would interfere or inhibit the natural ability of the spirit to heal the body. True Insight Intuitive Learning and Healing Center, 111 Eucalyptus Dr., El Segundo 90245, 310/640-2211, www.true-insight.com. MEN OVER 50 SUPPORT GROUP, with B.J. Jakala, PhD, MFT (Lic. 23640). Explore how to bring about the future you want in the company and support of other men. 7-9 pm, limited to 8 men. Call for interview. B.J. Jakala, PhD, MFT, 21243 Ventura Blvd, Suite 224, Woodland Hills, CA 91364, 818/348-8837. A COURSE IN MIRACLES CLASS, 7-8:30 pm, WLA/Santa Monica area. Would you choose love or fear? Do you want a greater sense of peace and contentment? Learn the incredible power of your choices. Study A Course in Miracles with Allan Rosenthal, MFT, a studentteacher-lecturer of the course for over 25 years. Call 310/478-8994 or visit www.allanrosenthal. com.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 25 SINGING BOWL MEDITATION with Ayamanatara, 7:30-8:30 pm, $20. For more info and registration, contact Kenneally Acupuncture & Healing Light Resource Center, 27225 Camp Plenty Rd., Suite 5, Canyon Country 91351. 661/252-4100, www.kenneallyacupuncture. com. A GATHERING OF MIRACLES® offers A Course in Miracle inspired lecture-services by Allan Rosenthal, MFT, a student-teacher-lecturer of ACIM for over 25 years. Listen to real life experiences and how the ACIM principles and other spiritual/metaphysical thought systems can be applied in everyday life. Q&As follow talk. No previous ACIM experience necessary. 7-8:30 pm, WLA/Santa Monica area. Call 310/4788994 or visit www.agatheringofmiracles.com.

THURSDAY, JAN. 26 DARSHAN, 7:30-9 pm. A talk by Bodhisattva Shree Swami Premodaya, on the subject of spiritual awakening, how to achieve it, and how to apply it in daily life. Registration required, $20. The Bodhi Center, 310/497-1899, www.theBODHIcenter.net. CLEARSIGHT HEALING CLINIC, 7-9 pm. Energy healing clinic for the public. Healings by

Clearsight Energy Medicine students and graduates. $10/healing. Supervisor: Judy Nelson. Everyone welcome but healings given on a first come, first served basis. Please email us at clearsightaura@gmail.com to reserve your space. Clearsight, 310/395-1170. Visit www. clearsightaura.com. CHANGE YOUR THOUGHTS, CHANGE YOUR LIFE, discussion of Dr. Wayne Dyer’s book. Led by Dr. Margie Ann Taylor-Black. 11 am, love offering. Encino Community Church, 7769 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Canoga Park, 818/7129400. www.encinocommunitychurch.org.

FRIDAY, JAN. 27 REIKI HEALING NIGHT, Glendale (La Crescenta), 6:30-9:30 pm (call to confirm). Come explore this healing energy. Meditative, powerful evening (weekend class follows). $10 suggested donation, please call to confirm. Reiki Master/Teacher Jessica Miller, International Center for Reiki Training, 626/963-3533, jess@reikimastery.com, www.ReikiMastery.com. Held at Tree of Life, 3608 Foothill Blvd, La Crescenta 91214. CLEAR QUARTZ CRYSTAL CLASS with Sheila Tanenbaum. 7-9 pm, $30. For information and to register, contact Kenneally Acupuncture & Healing Light Resource Center, 27225 Camp Plenty Rd., Suite 5, Canyon Country 91351. 661/252-4100, www.kenneallyacupuncture. com. DEMONSTRATING FUNDAMENTAL CHANGE OR BEHAVIOR, a video seminar screening featuring John-Roger, Founder and Spiritual Advisor of the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness (MSIA). 7:30-9 pm, free, donations welcome. Peace Awareness Labyrinth and Gardens, 3500 W. Adams Blvd, LA 90018. Contact us at 323/737-4055, ext. 1137, registrar@peacelabyrinth.org, www.peacelabyrinth.org, www. msia.org. FIND THE CHANGE OF YOUR LIFE, find Peace, Security and Love. Begin a positive change of course in life by attending weekly gatherings, study and ultimately through meditation on the inner sound current known as the Word, Shabd or Naam. Always free. Intro sessions on Monday and Friday nights, 7 pm. Sant Mat Meditation Center, 7726 W Manchester Ave., Playa del Rey, 310/821-3321. Info: call Bob 310/9302450, Victor 310-930-2452, or Pat 310/5673265. Website: www.lasantmat.com.

SATURDAY, JAN. 28 ART/REIKI MASTERY CLASS, Jan. 28-30, Glendale/La Crescenta. ART stands for Ad-

vanced Reiki Training. In this class students learn healing techniques and meditations too advanced for Reiki 1 & 2, and learn how to do attunements to they can begin to teach Reiki. Reiki Master/Teacher Jessica Miller, International Center for Reiki Training, 626/963-3533, jess@reikimastery.com, www.ReikiMastery. com. PATH TO PROSPERITY. Do you feel trapped by fear of not having enough—of money, love, good health, and joy? Fear of success is as powerful as fear of failure and can keep us from opening up to the abundance we deserve. Recharge the New Year with exercises designed to reap abundance in all areas of your lie. Join Heal Your Life licensed workshop leaders Maggie Cervantes and Linda Lee in a workshop today, 9 am-5 pm, in Long Beach. $90. Call 805/630-6974. SOUL EXPRESSIONS, 10 am-1 pm, a monthly “Art Creation and Process” group facilitated by Amanda Sargenti, artist and registered art therapist. Explore the sacred process of creating art in a safe, nurturing and affirming environment. Freewill offering accepted, reservations required. Call the church office to reserve. Pasadena Church of Truth, A Center for Awakening Consciousness, inclusive of all World Religions, founded in 1924, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/795-6905, www.churchoftruth. org. BODY, MIND, SPIRIT: WHO ARE YOU? Free seminar, 3 pm. Are you your body? Your experiences? A brain chemistry reaction? What is the source of consciousness? What is a spirit? Does it have weight, location or wavelength? Is telepathy real? Do we live more than once? Learn more about the true spiritual nature of life and how to improve your personal journey through it. 2101 N. Glenoaks Blvd, Burbank 91504, entrance and parking in rear. Info and RSVP: 818/846-1083. REIKI I & II ATTUNEMENTS. Receive Reiki First and Second Degree Attunements and learn how to use the energies, hands-on and absentee, with symbols. Book and certificate included. 11 am-5 pm, $160. With Tracey Boyer. The Hummingbird and the Honey Bee (formerly Akashic Bookshop & Center), 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Suite 103, Thousand Oaks 91362, 805/495-5824. www.humminghoney.com. A SINCERE INVITATION TO MEDITATION… Share Peaceful and Loving Energy. Guided Meditations with Ma Bhairavi. Saturdays & Sundays, 7-8 am. Space is limited, RSVP. Call 805/990-3057 for directions.


PRIVATE CRYSTAL BOWL SESSIONS, with Richard Dubuc. A session with the Crystal Bowls allows you to embrace the self in all dimensions, allowing for rejuvenation and opening up of pathways from fear to acceptance. Your session includes a personal mandala created for you and a written interpretation of the mandala. 1-5 pm, $110/session. The Hummingbird and the Honey Bee (formerly Akashic Bookshop & Center), 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Suite 103, Thousand Oaks 91362, 805/4955824. www.humminghoney.com. PSYCHIC PALM READING/EMPOWERMENT SESSIONS with Indian Psychic Palmist Professor Sasi. Experience transformation through the ancient science of psychic palmistry with world-renowned, 7th generation Psychic Palmist/Spiritual Teacher Professor Sasi, one of the most loved psychic practitioners who has shown many individuals worldwide how to attain profound empowerment. By appt. Info: 310/397-2405, 310/842-6087, www.professorsasi.com, www.vedichealinginstitute.com, email professorsasi@earthlink.net. YANG STYLE T’AI CH & QIGONG taught by Sifu Lana Spraker. Reduce stress, achieve better balance and posture, receive long-lasting physical and spiritual benefits through this gentle stress-reducing Meditation in Movement. Beginners 9 am-10:30 am. Qigong breathing, energy exercises, and Yang style T’ai Chi instruction. Douglas Park in Santa Monica (Wilshire Blvd and Chelsea, 2 blocks west of 26th St., alternate inside location when rain). Sifu Spraker has taught T’ai Chi internationally for over 40 years. Info, fees, enrollment: 310/479-3646, www.alexandertaichi.com. FALUN GONG (FALUN DAFA), a traditional Chinese self-cultivation practice, practiced by millions worldwide. Learn Falun Gong for free. Every Saturday, Hermosa Beach, 7 am, 14th St. & The Strand. Contact 310/918-4700. Also at La Jolla Cove, 619/280-3112 for details.

SUNDAY, JAN. 29 SACRED SOUNDS HIMALAYAN SINGING BOWL MEDITATION, 6:30 pm, at Equilibrium Fitness, 2019 Foothill Blvd, La Verne, CA 91750. Journey within the alchemy of the pure and sacred harmonics of Himalayan Singing Bowls, Bells and Voice, allowing access to higher levels of consciousness and to align and bring harmony to body, mind and spirit. Info and RSVP: 909/967-0246, www.soundbodyarts. com. REFLEXOLOGY TRAINING. Study with master instructor Eileen Donovan, LMT-ARCB (www. eileensreflexologyheals.com). Prepare for national certification and get the edge you need to be abundant. 3-day intensive class Jan. 29-31, 9 am-6 pm. Ojai Holistic Healing Center at Healing in America, 107 W. Aliso St., Ojai. $425 ($399 early registration), includes textbook. Info: 805/317-1396 or register at www.healinginamerica.com. AKASHIC RECORDS INTRO WORKSHOP. Learn Akashic basics via the Pathway Prayer Process to access personal guidance from the energy-archive of your Soul’s Journey through all lifetimes. Led by Barbara Schiffman, Akashic Records Certified Teacher. Burbank, 2:30-6:30 pm, $45. Info/preregister: 818/415-3479, www. YourLifeandSoul.com, AkashicLA@gmail.com. PEACE AWARENESS LABYRINTH & GARDENS DOCENT TOURS and public visits, 12-4 pm, free, every Sunday (donations welcome). Visit our “Spiritual Oasis in the City.” Unwind walking the labyrinth, reflect in the spectacular

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meditation garden beside water fountains. Tour the historic mansion. Tap into the peace that is present, leave recharged. 3500 W. Adams Blvd, LA 90018. 323/737-4055, ext. 1137, registrar@peacelabyrinth.org, www.peacelabyrinth. org, www.msia.org. ASK REV. DONNA, with Rev. Dr. Donna Byrns. Worship and grow at the Church of Truth with Christ-centered metaphysical teachings, 11 am service. Pasadena Church of Truth, A Center for Awakening Consciousness, inclusive of all World Religions, founded in 1924, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/795-6905, www.churchoftruth.org. COURSE IN MIRACLES DISCUSSION GROUP led by Dr. Margie Ann Black, 9:15 am. Join the group for a journey of forgiveness that releases the flow of love into your life! Love offering. Encino Community Church, Garden Chapel, 7769 Topanga Blvd, Canoga Park. For info call 818/712-9400. SUNDAY SERVICE WITH MUSIC, MEDITATION, INSPIRATION, Dr. Margie Ann Black presents Christ-centered, Scripturally based teachings with practical applications for everyday life that you won’t find anywhere else. Sunday School available. Love offering. 10:30 am, Encino Community Church. Encino Community Church, 7769 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Canoga Park, 818/712-9400.

MONDAY, JAN. 30 SACRED TONES WORKSHOP, 7:30-8:30 pm, free (donations welcome), every Monday. Experience an inner attunement to Spirit and your own divinity as you practice guided meditations taught by John-Roger, founder of the Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness (MSIA). A perfect way to practice meditation for the first time or to enjoy the support of meditating with others. Peace Awareness Labyrinth and Gardens, 3500 W. Adams Blvd, LA 90018. 323/7374055, ext. 1137, registrar@peacelabyrinth.org, www.peacelabyrinth.org, www.msia.org. FIND THE CHANGE OF YOUR LIFE, find Peace, Security and Love. Begin a positive change of course in life by attending weekly gatherings, study and ultimately through meditation on the inner sound current known as the Word, Shabd or Naam. Always free. Intro sessions on Monday and Friday nights, 7 pm. Sant Mat Meditation Center, 7726 W Manchester Ave., Playa del Rey, 310/821-3321. Info: call Bob 310/9302450, Victor 310-930-2452, or Pat 310/5673265. Website: www.lasantmat.com. HOLISTIC SKINCARE, you can beat aging, acne, dryness and other skin problems, call the

Vital Image. Free demonstrations and sample facials held throughout the week. Call for specific days this week, 800/414-4624, 310/8231996. THE POWER OF SELF-HYPNOSIS, free selfimprovement class, 7-9 pm. Learn how to use self-hypnosis in a safe and easy way. It can be used to increase confidence, reduce stress and help you have a more focused and rewarding life. Hypnosis Motivation Institute, 18607 Ventura Blvd, Suite 310, Tarzana 91356. To register call 818/758-2747, or visit www.hypnosis.edu/ classes to register online. INTERMEDIATE TAROT class begins today, 7-9 pm. Hone your skills as a tarot reader. New layouts will be introduced and demonstrated on student volunteers. Prerequisite: Beginning Tarot or a knowledge of tarot cards. Through Feb. 13, $34/session or $93 prepaid, plus $8 materials fee. Taught by Wendy. The Hummingbird and the Honey Bee, 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Suite 103, Thousand Oaks 91362, 805/495-5824. www.humminghoney.com.

TUESDAY, JAN. 31 CIRCLE OF LIGHT, 7:30 pm. Rev. BJ Enright facilitates a weekly evening of prayer, meditation, energy balancing and fellowship, in the main building. Pasadena Church of Truth, A Center for Awakening Consciousness, inclusive of all World Religions, founded in 1924, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/795-6905, www.churchoftruth.org. MEN OVER 50 SUPPORT GROUP, with B.J. Jakala, PhD, MFT (Lic. 23640). Explore how to bring about the future you want in the company and support of other men. 7-9 pm, limited to 8 men. Call for interview. B.J. Jakala, PhD, MFT, 21243 Ventura Blvd, Suite 224, Woodland Hills, CA 91364, 818/348-8837. A COURSE IN MIRACLES CLASS, 7-8:30 pm, WLA/Santa Monica area. Would you choose love or fear? Do you want a greater sense of peace and contentment? Learn the incredible power of your choices. Study A Course in Miracles with Allan Rosenthal, MFT, a studentteacher-lecturer of the course for over 25 years. Call 310/478-8994 or www.allanrosenthal.com.

ONGOING EVENTS SUNDAYS AQUARIAN FOUNDATION® OF SEATTLE – HOLLYWOOD BRANCH. Listen to profound

spiritual teachings while learning “How to Think–Not What to Think”™ in your spiritual practices. 11 am Sunday, 3330 Barham Blvd. #105, LA 90068. Easy access off 101, free parking. Call Kathy, 323/850-5422. SUNDAYS AT 6, Sunday nights at Clearsight, 6 pm. Deepen and expand your Meditation Practice with this one-hour Weekly Meditation session. 45 minutes of guided meditation and 15 minutes of open questions about spirituality. $10. Instructor: Judy Nelson. All levels welcome. Please check our calendar at www.clearsightaura.com/calendar to verify the dates of this event. To reserve your seat email clearsightaura@gmail.com. Clearsight, 310/395-1170. SUNDAY SERVICES AT UNITY CHURCH OF CHATSWORTH include meditation, music, lesson, refreshments and more. (No service Jan. 1.) Ordained Unity Minister is Rev. John Washington. Love offering. 10:30-11:30 am service. Held at 10038 Old Depot Plaza Rd., Chatsworth. 818/914-1955, www.unityofchatsworth.org. THE ANSWER! Desiring a real life all your own? Want to solve secret sorrows? To love life again? To command life? Vernon Howard’s virtually perfect insights offer the Total Answer to all your heart yearns for. Class Sunday at 10 am, New Life Foundation, 5785 Westminster Blvd., Westminster. $3 donation. Info: 714/899-9300, www.anewlife.org. YOUR POTENTIAL WAITS FOR YOU…Realize the Beautiful Gifts You Carry. Group Meditation with Ma Bhairavi. Saturdays & Sundays, 7 am-8 am. Space is limited, RSVP. Call 805/990-3057 for directions. SUNDAY SERVICE, 10:30 am, with Rev. Lee, Church of Truth in Santa Clarita, inclusive, Christ centered. 22900 Market St., Newhall 91321, 661/645-9503. www.silentmiracles.net. ONENESS MEDITATION SERVICE, 11 am-1 pm. Oneness is the ultimate vibration of harmony and light. Join us to harmonize mind and body with spirit and soul. Receive new energy and divine guidance for your journey, restore peace and serenity to walk in confidence with clarity and light. Guided meditation led by Lightworker Metaphysician, Tauheedah Shakoor-Curry. $10 donation. The Imagine Center, 18635 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana 91356. Register at 818/345-1100, or online at www.theimaginecenter.com. FALUN GONG (FALUN DAFA), a traditional Chinese self-cultivation practice, practiced by millions worldwide. Learn Falun Gong for free. Every Sunday at La Jolla Cove. For details call 619/280-3112.


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������������������������������������������������������� SUNDAY FELLOWSHIP MEDITATION SERVICE, all are welcome, 10:30 am. Strengthen your relationship with God in a peaceful environment with music, inspiration, meditation and prayer, and deepen your spiritual practice. Call for info and directions. At Sunburst Sanctuary, a community sanctuary for conscious living, 40 miles north of Santa Barbara, 805/7366528, www.SunburstOnline.org, email contactus@SunburstOnline.org. SUNDAY SCHOOL AT ENCINO COMMUNITY CHURCH. Fun, challenging lessons that are based on spiritual psychology. Children all ages share stories, music and artwork and talk about real-life situations and real-life solutions. 10:30 am. Encino Community Church, 7769 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Canoga Park, 818/712-9400. BURNING BOWL CEREMONY, held each Sunday after service at Unity West Santa Monica. This Unity tradition, started in the 1940s, is for release, a time for forgiving ourselves and others, so healing and the new journey can begin. Without peace in our hearts, there can be no peace in the world. Follows Sunday service that begins 9 a.m. Rev. Lee Lakso, minister. Unity West Santa Monica, 1515 Maple St., Santa Monica 90405. 310/577-0000, www.unitywestchurch.org. PSYCHIC PALM READING/EMPOWERMENT SESSIONS with Indian Psychic Palmist Professor Sasi. Experience transformation through the ancient science of psychic palmistry with world-renowned, 7th generation Psychic Palmist/Spiritual Teacher Professor Sasi, one of the most loved psychic practitioners who has shown many individuals worldwide how to attain profound empowerment. By appt. Info: 310/397-2405, 310/842-6087, www.professorsasi.com, www.vedichealinginstitute.com. SUNDAY MEDITATION, 10:30 am. We invite you to join together in the Silence of Meditation with Rev. BJ Enright to experience the Living Presence of God, raise consciousness and prepare ourselves and the Sanctuary for the service to follow. Doors open 10:50 am for the regular service. Pasadena Church of Truth, A Center for Awakening Consciousness, inclusive of all World Religions, founded in 1924, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/795-6905, www.churchoftruth.org. PEACE AWARENESS LABYRINTH & GARDENS DOCENT TOURS and public visits, 12-4 pm, free, every Sunday (donations welcome). Visit our “Spiritual Oasis in the City.” Unwind walking the labyrinth, reflect in the spectacular meditation garden beside water fountains. Tour the historic mansion. Tap into the peace that is

present, leave recharged. 3500 W. Adams Blvd, LA 90018. 323/737-4055, ext. 1137, registrar@peacelabyrinth.org, www.peacelabyrinth. org, www.msia.org. REIKI HEALING CLASSES IN LOS ANGELES with Reiki Master Alexandra Juliani, M.A., Director of the American Reiki Academy. Learn to heal with your hands through Reiki. Class includes course manuals, thorough instruction, initiation ceremony to activate Reiki energy, and hands-on practice time. Students receive certification as Reiki practitioners and Reiki Masters through the American Reiki Academy. All levels of Reiki offered. Info: American Reiki Academy, 310/397-2405, www.reikiacademy. org, email reikiacademy@earthlink.net.

MONDAYS CIRCLE OF LIGHT, 7:30 pm. Rev. BJ Enright facilitates a weekly evening of prayer, meditation, energy balancing and fellowship, 7:30 pm. Pasadena Church of Truth, A Center for Awakening Consciousness, inclusive of all World Religions, founded in 1924, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/795-6905, www.churchoftruth. org. MEET OTHERS INTERESTED IN REBIRTHING and exchange information with them in an informal setting. No charge, 8-9:30 pm. Call Dr. Eve Jones, 323/461-5774 for directions. Visit www. RebirthLA.com. MONDAY NIGHT MEDITATION (beginning Jan. 9). Join us for a deeply soothing and refreshing experience for your mind, body and heart. Discover your natural ability to release emotional and physical tension, restore vitality, and find the calm and clarity you need. 7:30-8:45 pm, $10/class. With Rob Brookler (www.Meditations2Go.com). The Hummingbird and the Honey Bee (formerly Akashic Bookshop & Center), 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Suite 103, Thousand Oaks 91362, 805/495-5824. www. humminghoney.com. SPIRIT SOCIAL, 7-9 pm. Grow spiritually and meet like minded people. Join us for potluck, a movie and/or guest speaker. Topics include healing, psychic, manifesting, past lives, astrology, orbs, spirit communication and more. See website for upcoming speakers. $10, Sylmar. 818/890-6111, www.GailThackray.com. FREE CLASSES at Hypnosis Motivation Institute-Tarzana, SFV. Self Hypnosis, Mental Bank, Relationship Strategies, Energy Healing, Hypnosis and Weight Loss, Therapeutic Imagery, Past Life Regression. Held every Monday at HMI-Tarzana, 7-9 pm, free parking. Call 818/758-2747 to RSVP and for each week’s

topic or visit www.hypnosis.edu/classes. SINGING FROM THE HEART, private sessions with Dr. Carole Moskovitz, MA, DSS, professional performer, voice/performance and communication coach. Create a deeper connection with your authentic voice and creative expression while enjoying a supportive environment to explore the many levels of singing and communicating from the heart. For professionals and amateurs. 310/821-SONG (7664), www.singingfromtheheart.com, www.Linkedin.com/in/DrCaroleGMoskovitz.

TUESDAYS INTUITIVE TAROT CLASS bi-weekly monthly on Tuesdays (Jan. 3, 17 & 31). From 6:30-8:30 pm. $20/session plus $5 cost of handouts for month. Common Ground, 14051 Newport Ave., Ste. H, Tustin 92780. Visit www.blessingsabove.com for further details. If needed, contact 714/264-4357. CIRCLE OF LIGHT, 7:30 pm. Rev. BJ Enright facilitates a weekly evening of prayer, meditation, energy balancing and fellowship, in the main building. Pasadena Church of Truth, A Center for Awakening Consciousness, inclusive of all World Religions, founded in 1924, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/795-6905, www.churchoftruth.org. SINGING FROM THE HEART, private sessions with Dr. Carole Moskovitz, MA, DSS, professional performer, voice/performance and communication coach. Create a deeper connection with your authentic voice and creative expression while enjoying a supportive environment to explore the many levels of singing and communicating from the heart. For professionals and amateurs. 310/821-SONG (7664), www.singingfromtheheart.com, www.Linkedin.com/in/DrCaroleGMoskovitz. PEACE AWARENESS LABYRINTH & GARDENS PUBLIC VISITS & TOURS, Tuesdays-Fridays 11 am-3 pm, free (donations welcome). Visit our “Spiritual Oasis in the City.” Unwind walking the labyrinth; reflect in the spectacular meditation garden, beside water fountains. Tour the historic mansion. Tap into the peace that is always present, leave recharged. 3500 W. Adams Blvd, LA 90018. 323/737-4055, ext. 1137, registrar@peacelabyrinth.org, www. peacelabyrinth.org. (Please note: Closed Jan. 1 & 10.) SILENT SERVERS AT THE CHURCH OF TRUTH, 9:30-10 am, minister’s office. Silent Servers confidentially prays for requests in our Prayer Box for one month, with extensions upon request. Requesters encouraged to at-

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YANG STYLE T’AI CHI & QIGONG taught by Sifu Lana Spraker, new class starts Jan. 11, an 8-week series for beginning and intermediate level students. Start the New Year with improving your health! Reduce stress, achieve better balance and posture, receive long-lasting physical and spiritual benefits. At AADAP, Inc, 2900 S. Crenshaw at 29th St., LA 90016. 6-7:15 pm, 8 weeks, $85. Info: 310/479-3646, sprakerlg@earthlink.net, www.alexandertaichi.com. MEDITATION WITH REV. SUZANNE COMMONS, 6-7 pm, in the Library of Yale Hall. Join Rev. Suzanne as she shares the many methods of meditation she has learned from her years of study. Please enter quietly if you are unable to arrive promptly at 6 pm. Pasadena Church of Truth, A Center for Awakening Consciousness, inclusive of all World Religions, founded in 1924, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/795-6905, www.churchoftruth.org. CRYSTAL HEALING CIRCLE. Are you drawn to crystals? Chances are you’re one of Mother Earth’s healing angels. Join us to test the waters, learn and grow in the magic of restoring energy with crystals. New Crystal Healing Circle starts Jan. 4, 6-7:30 pm. $15 offering required. The Imagine Center, 18635 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana 91356. Register at 818/345-1100, or online at www.theimaginecenter.com. PATHWAYS TO AWAKENING CONSCIOUSNESS CLASSES with Rev. Suzanne Commons, 7-8 pm, love offering. Come explore the steps of those who walked before us: pathfinders from the mystic, the poet, the prophet, the scientist; soul seekers from biblical times to modern times; from East to West and across all nations and religions. Pasadena Church of Truth, A Center for Awakening Consciousness, inclusive of all World Religions, founded in 1924, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/7956905, www.churchoftruth.org.

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FREE-FORM WRITING CLASS, 7:30-9 pm, free (donations welcome). Peace Theological Seminary presents this class which focuses on an amazing, simple and effective technique taught by John-Roger, DSS to help clear the subconscious and unconscious levels. Participants get the support of practicing this technique together in class. Free-form writing is described in his best-selling book, Spiritual Warrior. At PTS, 3726 W. Adams Blvd., LA 90018. Info: Tonie Schulz, 323/737-4055, ext. 1548, registrar@pts. org, www.pts.org, www.msia.org. AQUARIAN FOUNDATION® OF SEATTLE – HOLLYWOOD BRANCH, Wednesday Spiritual Healing Services, 8 pm. Listen to profound spiritual teachings and meet people practicing Spiritual Healing, Truth, Beauty, Goodness and Justice. 3330 Barham Blvd. #105, LA 90068.

Easy access off 101, free parking. Call Kathy, 323/850-5422. CLEARSIGHT MEDITATION I (begins Jan. 11), meets Wednesdays 7-9 pm. Class available inperson or online. Learn the easy-to-use, spiritually joyful foundational skills of Clearsight meditation. Learn skills of grounding, centering, running energy to clear yourself, developing your inner voice, and intuitively looking at energy. $100, meets through Feb. 1, with Judy Nelson. Meditation 2 will begin in February. Clearsight, 310/395-1170. Email: clearsightaura@gmail.com. www.clearsightaura.com. QIGONG, an ancient Chinese energy system of slow meditative movements and visualization to harmonize the energy within the body and replenish yourself with health and vitality. 10:3011:30 am, $10 sug. donation. With Jolene Carlson, The Hummingbird and the Honey Bee (formerly Akashic Bookshop & Center), 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Suite 103, Thousand Oaks 91362, 805/495-5824. www.humminghoney.com. THE ANSWER! Desiring a real life all your own? Want to solve secret sorrows? To love life again? To command life? Vernon Howard’s virtually perfect insights offer the Total Answer to all your heart yearns for. Classes every Wednesday, 7:30 pm, Neighborhood Church, 301 N Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, $3 donation. 714/899-9300, www.anewlife.org. CHOIR PRACTICE. If you are interested in joining our choir, you are welcome to schedule an audition with our talented choir director, Dan Redfield, an accomplished musician, conductor and composer. Please call for a Wed. evening appt. Regular practice is Wed. at 7 pm. Pasadena Church of Truth, A Center for Awakening Consciousness, inclusive of all World Religions, founded in 1924, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/795-6905, www.churchoftruth.org. SINGING FROM THE HEART, private sessions with Dr. Carole Moskovitz, MA, DSS, professional performer, voice/performance and communication coach. Create a deeper connection with your authentic voice and creative expression while enjoying a supportive environment to explore the many levels of singing and communicating from the heart. For professionals and amateurs. 310/821-SONG (7664), www.singingfromtheheart.com, www.Linkedin.com/in/DrCaroleGMoskovitz.

THURSDAYS TRUTH TEACHINGS with Hoberleigh Phreigh. Each evening is an independent lecture exploring a different topic with an emphasis on Universal Laws and how to apply them to better one’s life. 7 pm in the Library of Yale Hall at the Church of Truth. Pasadena Church of Truth, A Center for Awakening Consciousness, inclusive of all World Religions, founded in 1924, 690 E Orange Grove Blvd, Pasadena, 626/795-6905, www.churchoftruth.org. SHIFT HAPPENS! How to Live an Inspired Life, Starting Right Now!, by Robert Holden, PhD. Unit West Santa Monica is now reading and sharing this book about personal alchemy and inner transformation. Some people “go” through life and others “grow” through life. Personal alchemy is what your grandmother called turning lemons into lemonade. Meets Thursdays, 7-8 pm. Unity West Santa Monica, 1515 Maple St., Santa Monica 90405. 310/577-0000, www. unitywestchurch.org. THE SPONTANEOUS FULFILLMENT OF DESIRE, by Deepak Chopra. Discussion led by Dr.


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Margie Ann Taylor-Black, 10 am. Love offering. Encino Community Church, 7769 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Canoga Park, 818/712-9400. www.encinocommunitychurch.org. ADVANCED ASTROLOGY. Those with a knowledge of astrology are invited to attend this weekly discussion group. Topics include planetary cycles, eclipses, ingress charts among others. 7-9 pm, $20/class. With Maxine McMartin. The Hummingbird and the Honey Bee (formerly Akashic Bookshop & Center), 1414 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Suite 103, Thousand Oaks 91362, 805/495-5824. www.humminghoney.com. SINGING FROM THE HEART, private sessions with Dr. Carole Moskovitz, MA, DSS, professional performer, voice/performance and communication coach. Create a deeper connection with your authentic voice and creative expression while enjoying a supportive environment to explore the many levels of singing and communicating from the heart. For professionals and amateurs. 310/821-SONG (7664), www.singingfromtheheart.com, www.Linkedin.com/in/DrCaroleGMoskovitz.

FRIDAYS THE ANSWER! Desiring a real life all your own? Want to solve secret sorrows? To love life again? To command life? Vernon Howard’s virtually perfect insights offer the Total Answer to all your heart yearns for. Classes every Friday at 8 pm, New Life Foundation, 5785 Westminster Blvd., Westminster. $3 donation. Info: 714/899-9300, www.anewlife.org. SINGING FROM THE HEART, private sessions with Dr. Carole Moskovitz, MA, DSS, professional performer, voice/performance and communication coach. Create a deeper connection with your authentic voice and creative expression while enjoying a supportive environment to explore the many levels of singing and communicating from the heart. For professionals and amateurs. 310/821-SONG (7664), www.singingfromtheheart.com, www.Linkedin.com/in/DrCaroleGMoskovitz.

SATURDAYS YOUR POTENTIAL WAITS FOR YOU…Realize the Beautiful Gifts You Carry. Group Meditation with Ma Bhairavi. Saturdays & Sundays, 7 am-8 am. Space is limited, RSVP. Call 805/990-3057 for directions. REIKI HEALING CLASSES IN LOS ANGELES with Reiki Master Alexandra Juliani, M.A., Director of the American Reiki Academy. Learn to heal with your hands through Reiki. Class includes course manuals, thorough instruction, initiation ceremony to activate Reiki energy, and hands-on practice time. Students receive certification as Reiki practitioners and Reiki Masters through the American Reiki Academy. All levels of Reiki offered. Info: American Reiki Academy, 310/397-2405, www.reikiacademy. org, email reikiacademy@earthlink.net. AFRICAN DRUM & CHANT CLASS. Learn spiritual drumming with Baba Ayo Ifa Yoruban Priest. Learn sacred chants and rhythms to achieve advanced meditation through drum. 4:30-6:30 pm, $15, drum rental $5. At Motherland Music, 601 N. Eucalyptus Ave., Inglewood 90302. Info: Ayo, 310/713-4515, www.ayodrum. com.

EVERYDAY Books / Music / Media INCENSED: THE NOVEL by Cary Jane Sparks.

Raves from readers for its sly, fun, yet appreciative look at alternative spirituality. Buddhist teacher Wes Nisker said, “Incensed offers laughs and insights in equal measure. Seekers, read this book!” $15 from Amazon or www.caryjanesparks.com. Also on Kindle. SOUND MEDICINE: The Complete Guide to Healing with the Human Voice, Wayne Perry’s new book is now available, $21.95. For details contact Wayne Perry, internationally renowned sound healer. The Sound Therapy Center of Los Angeles, 323/655-7781, www.wayneperry. com. FREE ON-LINE STREAMING VIDEO SEMINAR: UNDERSTANDING RELATIONSHIPS, The Subconscious Connection. How much of our behavior in relationships has been programmed from childhood? What role does the subconscious mind play in who we choose in relationships? Nationally accredited College of Hypnotherapy offers this Streaming Video seminar for free at www.UnderstandMyRelationship.com. Info: Hypnosis Motivation Institute, 18607 Ventura Blvd, Suite 310, Tarzana 91356, 800/4799464, www.hypnosis.edu. KARMA & REINCARNATION: Unlocking Your 800 Lives to Enlightenment by renowned authors and teachers, Barbara Y. Martin and Dimitri Moraitis. $16.95, ISBN 987-1-58542-816-8. New release! Published by Penguin/Tarcher. Available through your local bookstore and online. Spiritual Arts Institute: 818/353-1716, www.SpiritualArts.org. 30 DAYS TO PROSPERITY, A Workbook For Manifesting Abundance. Created by author Gail Thackray after her very successful Manifesting workshops. People are reporting amazing results. You don’t need to believe in it, it just works! Great way to start the New Year. Guaranteed to increase abundance or full refund. $12.95. www.30daystoprosperitybook.com.

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WAYNE PERRY’S VOCAL TONING & SOUND HEALING MUSIC, four sound healing music recordings available: “The Cosmichoir, Sounds for Healing,” “In Chantment,” “Tantra Mantra,” and “Remember the Future.” Available on CD or cassette. Contact Sound Therapy Center of Los Angeles, 323/655-7781, www.wayneperry. com. CHANGE YOUR AURA, CHANGE YOUR LIFE: A Step-by-Step Guide to Unfolding Your Spiritual Power by renowned author and aura specialist, Barbara Y. Martin with Dimitri Moraitis. $16.95, ISBN 0-9702118-1-3. Winner of Readers Preference Editor’s Choice Award. Available through your local bookstore or online. Spiritual Arts Institute: 818/353-1716, www. SpiritualArts.org.

Counseling / Life Coaching YOUR SPECIFIC PATH TO FREEDOM IS UNLIKE ANYONE ELSE’S. Eleanor McCoy, BFA, MSP, with over 20 years experience as a healing facilitator, can help you with: goal setting, neutralizing self-limiting beliefs, conflict resolution, energy balancing, distant healing facilitation, and counseling with survivors of sexual abuse, rape, domestic violence and incest. Group sessions available. By appt, 323/3810939. HUMAN ENERGY DESIGN (HED) READINGS with Diane, by phone, 1 hr. Your Human Design is accessed through your personal birth chart. With the use of the I Ching and other concise tools, truths about your unique design and your personal road map are explored. $145 (normally $165, $20 savings with this ad). Call 805/5697047, email dianefeingold@gmail.com.

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(Canfield continued from page 5) remember contract? 4) What do you do best in the world that only you can do? 5) What are you to do now, and what tools or resources do you need to do it? JC: Sure. I’ll start with the first question. The important thing is not that you believe in past life regressions, but what’s the impulse that wants to express itself through you? WP: The second involves memories of having volunteered to come to Earth in order to help. JC: I think many people are having that kind of recall nowadays. Kids are being born with that awareness — like the Indigo Children — who come in clear about why they are here. WP: A lot of the people I interview consider themselves spiritual activists. They may not have past life recall, but their compassion has moved them to get involved, some at a very early age. The third question? JC: I personally don’t remember anything other than choosing to come down and create greater love and joy on the planet. WP: That’s your contract, right? JC: Yeah. For many, it’s just how we live our lives. We know what we’re here to do. Other people have different contracts; maybe they are here to be healers, or to create great music. WP: That leads us to the next; what is it you do best, that only you can do? JC: Everyone is born with a purpose and that purpose is identifiable a number of ways. One way is to look at what talents and gifts you possess. I was on a radio show recently, and a woman called in and said, “I don’t know if I have a purpose. All I do is know a lot of people who are healers, shamans, and reiki masters. I end up leading my friends to these people and their lives are changed.” I told her, “Look. You’re the ferrywoman; you take people across the river to where the good stuff is. Don’t discount that.” WP: Like a natural musician who doesn’t think it’s a big deal to have that ability.

JC: Exactly. I have an exercise I call a joy review. What were the times I felt the most joy in my life? For me, the most joyful moments have been when I was teaching — whether it was in the inner city, or teaching history or teaching at the university. I was on a radio show once with Deepak Chopra. He was asked if he found my books motivational. He said, “Oh no, I don’t find them motivational.” I thought he was going to diss me on national radio. Then he said, “I find them inspirational.” He said when you’re inspired, it’s like a candle’s been lit in your chest that doesn’t go out. When you’re motivational, you still have to motivate yourself every day to keep it going.

When we have a gift, it’s often something we do so easily and effortlessly, we don’t consider it valuable.

WP: I love that. The 5th question is interesting. What tools and resources might be necessary to accomplish my purpose — to do what I’m here to do? JC: Basically, that question is, who do I need to hook up with? Who do I need to join forces with? In the back of the book, there’s an appendix with all kinds of organizations. It can get lonely out there. You have to ask yourself; what tools do I need? I know for myself, when I first started out, I needed to learn how to be a good speaker; I didn’t know how to meditate, and that was a tool I needed. Figure out what it is you need and how to get it; who to hook up with and who to join forces with. WP: This sounds like it involves synchronicity — what I tend to think of as magic. JC: It’s only magic if you don’t think of it as normal. To me, the law of attraction explains it. What happens is this law of

attraction draws to us those people, places, experiences, information, and opportunities that we need in order to fulfill our purpose. But you have to be paying attention. WP: So often in life it seems we get preoccupied and miss the very thing we need. JC: I remember once I wanted to go to the Olympics in China. I really wanted to go, but didn’t know how to get tickets. I was at a conference about to give the keynote speech. As I’m putting my mike on, this man walks up to me. He tells me his name and then asks if I’d ever spoken in China. I said no, and then he says, “I’m the head of the largest multi-level marketing organization in China and we would love to have you talk.” I say, “That’s great; what I really want to do is attend the Chinese Olympics.” He says, “No problem. My brother is one of the Olympic organizers; we’ll make that happen.” According to Jack, this happens all the time if we’re open to it and not getting in our own way with limiting beliefs or negative thoughts. It’s that paying attention, being present. Like with his Chicken Soup for the Soul series. JC: I was speaking all over the country. It seemed like every day, someone came up and asked if the story I’d told about the Girl Scouts was in a book, or the story about the puppy, and I realized these stories needed to be in a book — which led to the greatest achievement of my life. I don’t take any credit for being creative, but I do take credit for listening to the synchronous signs that show up. One synchronous event led to even more phenomenal success. At the end of the book were three blank pages. “The publisher asked if we wanted to put anything in there. We said, yes; if you have a story you want to share, send it in to us and maybe we’ll do a sequel.” That’s how the first six books got written. Then they started doing books with co-authors: “We’ve had maybe 70 different co-authors work with us.” WP: Were you surprised by your success? JC: I wasn’t surprised that we were successful because we really worked hard


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at it. We asked a lot of professional people how to go about this, and we did a lot of marketing; three radio shows a day for three years…. WP: You have something about doing five things a day. JC: Yeah. We started the Rule of Five. We’d go and call five people; we’d send out five books; we’d put something in the paper… that’s what got us there. They have sold over half of a billion Chicken Soup for the Soul books. “It was way beyond what we’d imagined. It was insane. We’ve set a goal to impact one billion lives by the year 2020. So far, we’ve sold half a billion books; The Secret’s been seen by a billion people…I think we achieved our goal.” They still have a goal of selling a billion copies of Chicken Soup by the year 2020. “I think we’ve sold over 350 million Chicken Soup books in China.” They use them as textbooks to teach English — Chinese on one page, English on the other — because they found the stories so compelling and interesting, people want to read them. WP: That’s wonderful. Basically, you’re still a teacher, reaching out to students. JC: I’ve reached more people in schools since I’ve left teaching school. At the end of Golden Motorcycle Gang, Jack, Will and Barbara discuss the idea of a global birthday party on or around December 21, 2012: “Anyone who’s conscious realizes it’s just the end of a calendar. What Barbara wants to do is celebrate the end of an age and the birth of this new era.” JC: We’re just starting to talk about local events. Most of the energy has been spent in getting big events going — like at the L.A. Convention Center. WP: A way for conscious folks to celebrate a big Winter Solstice together; better than New Year’s Eve. JC: As research has shown, when lots of people meditate together on the same intention at the same time, it creates a harmonic resonance that affects the Earth’s energy field. TM folks have done research about lowered crime rates in areas where people are meditating. I’m sure that will be part of this as well.

WP: It sounds wonderful. Before I let you go, is there something else you’d like to share; about your book or anything else? JC: The book is an opportunity for people to be inspired by their own transformation, and to be inspired to participate fully in this shift — not to be depressed by the breaking down processes occurring. In the re-modeling of a home, there’s always a point where it gets messier before it gets beautiful. It’s necessary chaos. WP: For many, this is a difficult time. We need to reach out to one another and offer help and hope whenever we can. JC: We all have to be facilitators. The word facilitates means to make easy or facile. Everyone who is awake or conscious, who cares and has skills…this is the time to use them. We don’t have to wait for a tsunami; we have that happening right now. Assume the best and participate fully. Share your gifts. There’s always some pain required and dissolution of the old systems. It’s kind of like an alcoholic who hits bottom; it can become the beginning of something better. As Napoleon Hill said, in every negative event there is the seed of an equal or greater benefit.

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(Selacia continued from page 7) How does this happen and what can we do about it? We become disconnected from the sacred when our focus is dominated by things, acquisitions, and obsessive thoughts about the past or the future. It happens when we forget to take time in nature and to breathe deeply. It occurs when we take our lives for granted. We distance ourselves from the sacred when our interactions with others happen more through technology than through one-on-one voice or in-person connecting. As I write in my new book, Your Guide to Earth’s Pivotal Years, “Sacredness is anywhere you are because you are divine. You can discover the sacred and live it regardless of your circumstances. Do not wait for a particular time to connect with the sacredness of life.” Consider how many times you tell yourself that you have no time for a walk, no time to sit in front of a tree in contemplation, no time to see a good friend in person. We all do that, so don’t judge yourself. Our lives today are fast-paced and high-pitched. Yes, there is a lot to do. And, yes, we need to meet our deadlines and be our word by showing up when we say we will.

Accessing the Sacred In reality, though, even a person in a prison can access the sacred. This person can do it with his or her mind. It may not be easy, but it can be done. You, however, are not living in a prison so you have countless choices each day about how to connect with the sacred. If you have a backyard or balcony, you can go outside or look outside a window if it’s cold. No backyard or balcony? You can still look out the window. You can simply be with the nature that is there, even if it’s only the sky, one tree, or one flower pot you have placed there for this purpose. Likewise, you can make time in your life for friends. These relationships, while you may treasure them, need regular attention and care in order to thrive. You can choose to take a few hours away from work occasionally and participate in a group meditation or other activity that helps you to open more to the sacred. The key here is remembering to do these things and understanding their importance to your overall well being. As part of my spiritual growth practice, I do meditation and other processes to connect me with the divine. I decorate my space with reminders of the sacred, too, and remember to look out the

windows frequently to connect with nature. Examples: beginning the day with sun gazing as the sun is rising, noticing the flowering trees, listening to the singing birds, and looking up at the stars as they sparkle in the night sky. To be sure, it’s not always easy to stay connected to the sacred. We have a multitude of stresses as we live during this unique paradigm shift. Anything can change in a moment, and often it does! Here are two personal recent experiences that demonstrate this. First, in my neighborhood we have an abundance of amazing trees and flowers. Birds and all kinds of wildlife have long made their homes in this environment. Some of the trees are more than a hundred

We distance ourselves from the sacred when our interactions with others happen more through technology than through one-on-one voice or in-person connecting. years old, long ago planted by the owners of large estates. Over time, as those properties sold and divided into much smaller homes and apartment buildings, many trees were cut down. Recently, I started to hear the loud sound of a chainsaw out the window. Down the steep hill from my home workers were cutting down all of the very old trees in the backyard of a house. As is the trend at other nearby homes, the natural look is being replaced with one that’s more structured and manicured. So, sadly, the trees are not being saved. It was difficult for me to hear the sound of the chainsaw all week and to see the workers carry away the pieces of the beautiful trees. While I understand that it is the choice of the property owner to suddenly make this change, it is disheartening to see people disrespect and devalue nature. Second, the Bodhi Tree Bookstore last November suddenly lost its buyer. Since the 1990s, I have enjoyed connecting with like-minded people there, purchasing

wonderful spiritual books, and presenting workshops. Oftentime, I met people there who became best friends or healing clients. This shift happened at the last minute, the purchase all but sealed and the current owners set to turn over the keys before the end of 2011. The two women who were to purchase this metaphysical bookstore backed out very late in the process – creating a big question mark for the store’s continuation as 2011 was ending. For all of us who love this store and what it brings to our community and beyond, this latest turn of events was a disappointment. For a countless number of people the Bodhi Tree has been a key resource to connect with the sacred and to share the sacred with others. There is really nothing like it anywhere in the western United States. It is still possible, of course, that another buyer will be found in the near future. Let’s not underestimate the power of spirit, after all. When there is a genuine need for something and enough positive energy goes into a vision for that thing, the universe has a way of providing! With both of the above examples, the focus we want to have is not on the loss but on the light-filled alternative that can manifest. Having a grudge against a person who cuts down a tree or people who back out of a business deal will fuel the negative. Instead, foster a positive mindset and anticipate something amazing being born to replace what is leaving. Express constructive thoughts and healing prayers for the beneficial outcome you seek. This is the path of the divine changemaker – a person alive now to be at the forefront of change and to consciously co-create a brand-new world.

Selacia is an internationally acclaimed writer, intuitive healer, and guide to others on the path of spiritual awakening. Author of Earth’s Pivotal Years, she is known worldwide for her work in spiritual transformation and healing. A former international journalist with The Wall Street Journal, she covered the White House and economic summits. In her private DNA healing work, she helps people transform their lives by clearing issues at their origination point. Her global meditation events help people accelerate personal healing as they cocreate with international participants in transforming the planet. More info: www.Selacia.com and www. EarthsPivotalYears.com. ©2012 by Selacia


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Transforming Homo Sapiens into Homo Luminosus, Our Key to Planetary Evolution by Liliana Cerepnalkoski

T here is a vast difference between acquiring facts from

books or lectures and deriving your own conclusions from direct personal experience. We know very few things in life from direct experience; the formal education process consists primarily of memorizing facts. We are indoctrinated with a worldview consisting of generally accepted concepts from the disciplines of social sciences, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology and medicine. If we had a religious upbringing, we learned a cosmology particular to our faith, which dictated our relationship to deity, creation, and unseen realms. Yet even “consensus reality” is not quite as objective as we might wish to believe. We know that history differs according to who wrote the accounts, that regimes in power slant historical facts to their advantage, and that today’s media “spin-doctors” distort news to present the particular viewpoints and advance the specific agendas of advertising sponsors and government agencies. The world of “facts” continues to shift and expand with every new discovery. Ideas once held as immutable, officially promulgated truths change dramatically. In the sciences, we are now told that things are completely different than what we formerly thought they were only 20 years ago. The mysteries of the Universe are vast – the more we learn, the more we realize how very little we know – hopefully, at once a humbling experience and an invitation to expand the frontiers of human knowledge in a spirit of “reverent curiosity” (Carolyn Casey). During 30 years of personal exploration and study of spirituality and metaphysical subjects, reading many books and attending seminars with teachers from various traditions, I took a scientific approach of detached, neutral inquiry. I resolved to neither automatically accept nor reject what I was being told; through personal experience, I would draw my own conclusions. I was told to leave several metaphysical groups of an initiatic character, perhaps because I asked too many questions and refused to give away my power to teachers who wanted authority over the lives of their students. The business of spirituality is growing, and we must be careful not only how we spend our money and time, but most importantly,

not to surrender our sovereignty to anyone. We live in an era of unprecedented access to information through the Internet and mass media. Esoteric teachings once reserved for secret societies are publicly available on web sites, in mass-market paperbacks and weekend workshops. In the past, clairvoyants and healers were selected by their masters and trained through oral transmission, energetic induction and initiatory trials. Today, the only criterion for such training is writing a check. Some people mistakenly believe that after a weekend course, they are now shamans, mediums, healers, channels, or intuitives. Popular misconceptions abound: energies are self-adjusting, they do not require any technique, and you cannot do any harm by working with them. Some people know just enough to be dangerous! Unfortunately, many New Age teachers present derivative work, regurgitating information developed by others, rather than presenting new information based on direct personal experience. With so much information and such limited time, we cannot possibly study everything. Ask yourself these questions and “read” the author/teacher’s energetic system to obtain this information, before committing yourself to further study: What is the level of spiritual development of the author or teacher? What is their motivation? What core values are promoted in their work? Do they have direct knowledge? Is the information truly new, useful and derived from higher sources of inspiration, or is just an intellectual exercise generated purely for commercial gain? I’ve heard and read about the energetic system of the human body – ancient traditions from around the world described this knowledge – but I know that the energetic system exists, because I have seen it. According to the science of physics, we are composed of energy to the level of subatomic particles. This information-dense energy is more appropriately termed “energy-consciousness” or “energy(continued on page 42)

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(Luminosus continued from page 41) intelligence.” All the structures of our energetic system and physiology carry information that can either impair our health, happiness, relationships, conscious behavior, and pursuit of the will of the soul and the purpose of incarnation, or catalyze developmental cycles of healing and personal transformation. Since I became clairvoyant, nobody can tell me that chakras do not exist, because I can “see” them for myself. They’ve been described a certain way in books, according to the magical number seven: seven chakras, corresponding to seven tones in the musical scale, seven colors in the white light spectrum, and seven vowels. While these descriptions are poetic, they are not always accurate. People who insist that chakras appear a certain way probably never saw one! I have observed that the chakras contain a tremendous amount of information, such as: � 7th and 6th: level of spiritual develop ment, intelligence and intuition, beliefs, attitudes, � 5th: communication and self-expression, personal truth, alignment of personal will with God’s will, � 4th: longing of the soul, giving and receiving love, compassion and appreciation, level of openness of heart, � 3rd: concept of self, level of courage, work load, money, level of vitality, level of stress and causes of stress � 2nd: level of creativity, quality of emotions, relationship with self, significant other, family, friends, coworkers, level of belonging � 1st: grounding, overall vitality Additional information can also be discerned clairvoyantly, such as: the sense of purpose of incarnation, how much time/energy is spent in the pursuit of ego agenda versus the agenda of the soul, information from past lives, karmic issues, thought forms, traumas, and childhood/ family of origin dynamics. The organs and systems also contain extensive information. Various tissues and organs have a predilection for storing particular kinds of emotions, traumas or stresses. For example, in the lungs we always find sadness, grief and regret; in the gall bladder we find anger and rage, etc. Based on these changes in energy and the aspect of the organs one can discern physical conditions and their causative

mental, emotional, relational and spiritual issues. The real reasons for illnesses become apparent: they are related to emotions, traumas and incidents in the current incarnation, or even from past lives. Scientists’ opinion is that many human illnesses are psychosomatic in origin (Greek; psyche = soul; soma = body). In the western sciences of psychology and psychiatry, the soul is never addressed – only the mind and mental health. This is changing with the emergence of new disciplines, such as spiritual psychology and energetic medicine. At the level of the DNA, we carry not only the genetic characteristic of our ancestors, such as how tall we will grow, eye color and skin tone. We also carry our ancestor’s predispositions to illness, beliefs and attitudes, and patterns of reaction and adaptation to certain stimuli and life situations, all derived from their own experiences, programming, beliefs and attitudes. All these are transmitted through the DNA in a “vibratory” way, creating changes in the DNA (mutations) that may manifest for generations. It is possible that we carry information from seven preceding generations and that this influences our lives significantly. Recent DNA studies have demonstrated that DNA interacts with the environment, can transmit and receive information even if it is outside of the person’s body, and can be changed through the power of a beam of light, sound, or the spoken word. DNA contains great mysteries yet to be discovered, researched and understood. The seven layers of the aura, the energy field that surrounds our body, contain more information. The aura is an energetic “ecosystem,” populated by spirits of dead ancestors, entities (sometimes negative opportunistic evil ones; sometimes positive divine, angelic; sometimes extraterrestrial in origin) past life information, contracts and agreements with other souls, “pictures” activated through triggers and associations created by memories of similar events in current life or from past lives, etc. Moreover, our minds are untrained. In our system of schooling we are given extensive memorizations, but nobody teaches us how to monitor the mind. An undisciplined mind constantly creates internal “movies,” fabricating scenarios with frightening outcomes that will likely never happen. Unfortunately, these negative mental constructs generate cascades of biochemical reactions that produce real physical reactions, because our bodies understand and internalize


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Our goals are: � To cleanse ourselves as much as possible, to remove old energetic information from all levels of the chakras, organs and system; and to evict entities from all the levels of the aura � to properly recharge all the structures with fresh universal energy ( chi, ki, prana, chai, or life force, as it is referred to in different traditions) � to consciously monitor and maintain our energetic system, which is not static but dynamic and continuously affected by background electromagnetic pollution (cell phones, computers, etc.) and other people’s energies (directly or from a distance)

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in the moment. In one lifetime we may be unable to completely cleanse and remove everything. Fortunately, we do not need 100% cleansing to manifest significant change in our lives and level of consciousness. We need to minimally achieve “seniority,” to become a policy-maker who can vote and veto. When we eliminate as much old energy as possible and own at least 51% of our energetic space, we become “majority share holders” who can make decisions and live life consciously. Proper cleansing, restructuring, and charging of the chakras, organs, systems and aura are the steps through which we can achieve an Energy Makeover. Once this is accomplished, the healing process unfolds organically. The individual will increasingly feel physically strong, mentally clear, and emotionally even, at ease relating to people and connected with the Self, the Earth, God, and the Universe. Clairvoyantly, when the chakras and the aura are energized and functioning optimally, they look luminous, like the golden light of a candle flame. (Conversely, darkened or black chakras indicate low energy, contamination or negative information, or absence of energy.) A person with an optimized (cleansed and charged) energy system looks luminous, like a human made of light, thus “homo luminosus” (Latin; luminosus = luminous). The transformation of the Homo Sapiens into Homo Luminosus is key to the transformation of the Planet. Homo Luminosus factors energy-consciousness into the equation. He is aware, awake and able to manage his own energies. He respects and connects with all life forms as a conservator of Planet Earth, and is in awe and in love with all Creation. He can access both inner knowing and higher forms of inspiration from other realms, and communicate fluently with other dimensions and beings. He is constantly learning, evolving and co-creating, joining the advanced brotherhood of the Cosmos, for the highest good of all.

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everything literally. We are programmed by family, schooling and society to reject our intuition (our innate ability to know) and rely instead on the rational mind, which is bombarded by information from modern daily life. We go though life on automatic pilot, reactively, living the in the past or in the future but not in the now, unaware of the present moment – Asleep. We are under the impression that others have the answers for us; we look for solutions outside but never inside. We regard the body as a machine and mistakenly identify ourselves as the body – although it is a marvelous, intelligent organism with a tremendous innate self-healing ability – rather than the soul that came here to experience embodiment on Earth. We lack energy management skills and energy hygiene skills. We do not know how to manage our energies and protect ourselves from others’ energies. We do not know how to live: how to be happy, how to master our inner states of being, how to relate with others, how to be spouses and how to be parents. We have higher education to advance our careers, yet no formal training in essential life mastery skills. We devote most of our time and energy to advancing the ego’s agenda, diverting our energy to the image that we created about ourselves, who we think that we are, and who we want other people to think that we are. How then can we free ourselves to pursue the true Will of the Soul, our purpose for incarnation? Human transformation can be achieved only at the energetic-consciousness level, through diligent work, formation of new habits, and developing new energy awareness and management skills.

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Recommends Robin Lim, CNN’s Hero of the Year “Imagine a world in which each individual is born with an intact ability to love ... I am willing to work every day and night of my life to make it so.” Robin Lim CPM

In December, Robin Lim, an American woman who has helped thousands of poor Indonesian women have a healthy pregnancy and birth, was named the 2011 CNN Hero of the Year. Through her health clinics, “Mother Robin,” or “Ibu Robin” as she is called by the locals, offers free prenatal care, birthing services and medical aid in Indonesia, where many families cannot afford care. “Every baby’s first breath on Earth could be one of peace and love. Every mother should be healthy and strong. Every birth could be safe and loving. But our world is not there yet,” Lim said during “CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute,” which took place at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA. “The situation is bad ... babies are unattended, deliveries have become commercialized, and mothers die from hemorrhage after childbirth because they can’t afford proper care,” Lim told CNN earlier this year. “Today on our Earth, 981 mothers in the prime of their life will die – and tomorrow again and yesterday,” she said. “And I’m asking you to help change that. We don’t even know how many babies are lost, but all of us can help change that.” The Whole Person featured CNN Hero of the Year, “Mother Robin,” in the May 2011 article, The Guerrilla Midwife, written by Robin’s daughter, Deja Bernhardt, a documentary filmmaker. It can be found online at: www. wholepersoncalendar.com/ whole-person-articles.htm. Scroll down to May 2011 for the pdf. The Whole Person is proud to congratulate Ms. Lim, and congratulates CNN for recognizing this amazing woman’s work in the world.


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Travel / Retreats PERU SACRED ADVENTURE, EQUINOX 2012 in Machu Picchu, March 15-23. With Star Riparetti, founder of Star Essence Flower & Gemstone Essences. Optional extension program to Ausangate March 23-27. For more info visit www.staressence.com, email bliss@staressence.com or call 888/277-4955. JOHN OF GOD, FREE HEALINGS, PERSONAL DISTANCE HEALINGS & BRAZIL TRIP with Medium Gail Thackray, Jan. 10-21, 2012. Gail will be taking a small group to Brazil to see the amazing healer John Of God (recently featured on Oprah). Gail will be taking distance healing requests and sitting surrogate for healings. Group healings free, email events@gailthackray.com. Personal surrogate healings $150, visit www.GailThackray.com, 818/890-6111. 5TH ANNUAL WINTER RETREAT, March 1-5, 2012. Give yourself the gift of retreat. Four full days in the alpine village of Idyllwild. Let Swami Premodaya guide you into the heart of what’s sacred. The Bodhi Center, 310/497-1899, www. theBODHIcenter.net. PERSONAL RETREATS, enjoy the peace and beauty of the sanctuary in a private cedar cabin. Treat yourself to the deep sweetness of early morning group meditations, walk the Hopi labyrinth, hike a pristine trail. Sunburst Sanctuary, 40 miles north of Santa Barbara, 805/7366528, www.SunburstOnline.org.


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Upcoming Events Celebrate Life Weekends Fri.-Sun., Feb. 25-27 and March 25-27, 2012 Relax - Renew - Recharge Enjoy gentle yoga, meditation, inspirational sharing, nourishing meals, evening devotional jam session. Meals and some activities by donation; please call ahead.

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Native American Flute Workshop Saturday, Jan. 14 The third in a popular series. If you missed the first two, instructor Al King offers private instruction at reasonable rates to get you up to speed. Please call for more info.

Begin this very moment to think of God... God responds when we make the effort. - Paramahansa Yogananda

Now is the time to renew your body and mind, and deepen your spiritual practice. Sunburst Sanctuary offers such a place. Join in our weekly Sunday meditation service at 10:30 am. Sunburst Sanctuary, founded by Norman Paulsen, direct disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda, is located 40 miles north of Santa Barbara. Please call for reservations and suggested donation.

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