Archive for June, 2009

Online Pastoral Counseling

June 30, 2009

Request for online pastoral counselors.

UCM received a twitter message yesterday from a company called Live Counselors.  Their website is http://www.LiveCounselors.com.  They said that they are looking for pastoral counselors to add to their profile.  I do not know what their pay scale is or their specific requirements, but if any of our ministers are interested you may go to their website and contact them.

Reverend Angela DeBry,D.D., H.H.D.

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Request for Spiritual Support

June 27, 2009

Please put this prayer request out to everyone

Marianne Patigler’ parents, Gerhard and Ingrid Patigler were flying in their Beachcraft airplane from Palmer, Alaska to White Horse, Alaska on Saturday the 20th of June.  Because of bad weather conditions – low cloud cover- it was necessary for them to descend below radar capability.

They have not been heard from since Saturday afternoon.  Marianne has requested help from our Universal Church of the Master spiritual community to locate her parents.

Please, all of you wonderful intuitive individuals – use your unique abilities to contact these folks. 

If you receive any spiritual messages and I will forward them to Marianne.  Hold all involved in the search and rescue as well as the family in your prayers.

Blessings, 

Rev. Doti Boon

safedoti@aol.com

 

You may post your prayer requests yourself by clicking on the comments section and adding your prayer.

Elder Abuse Reporting, Califonia

June 27, 2009

California has passed a law requiring reporting of elder abuse by ministers, and other professionals. 

UCM ministers residing in California or working in California may refer to the Interfaith Resources for Clergy web site :

 www.clergyhelpstopelderabuse.com  or the

 California Attorney Generals web site:

www.ag.ca.gov for additional information.

Thank you Reverend Mary Rico for this update. 

We encourage all of our ministers throughout the United States, and other countries to keep us updated on legal changes in your area.  You may do this yourself by clicking the comment section and add your legal update or you may send the information to UCM.

Spiritual Quest Turkey Update

June 26, 2009

Reverend Clark Home from  Turkey.

Reverend Joanne Merkley and I have returned from our absolutely fabulous trip to Turkey gifted to us by Pacifica Institute. We visited Mosques, Palaces, Homes, and of course I got to do some shopping at the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul. My favorite aspect of the trip: the people, especially the children. What do I miss now that I am home, the daily calls to prayer. That was a new experience for me and one that I found to be the most memorable. We will share more of our trip once we get back on California time and some sleep!

Reverend Sandy Clark, President

Universal Church of the Master

100 W Rincon #101

Campbell CA 95008

408.370.6519

Center for Creative Living

June 26, 2009

  All are welcome to Sunday Celebration at the Center for Creative Living, UCM Charter #801, at 1460 Koll Circle, Suite “C” – services in back. Need directions? Call (408) 392-9090 or visit http://www.doti.info. Healing Chairs (come give or receive a hands-on-healing) start at 9:30am. Celebration is from 10:00 to 11:30am. Dress is casual, kids welcome and hugs encouraged!

Rev. Doti Boon will be discussing Diversity – How to Handle It! Join in the discussion of Diversity and why we react the way we do to folks that are “different”. Is this God’s way? 

METAPHYSICAL CLASSES

Thurs. July 2nd and July 16th 7 to 9 

$15. per person or 2 for $25. 

FOOT MAGIC!

Michael Berry – Healing Catalyst

Come and enjoy an evening of healing for yourself and others! Experience a gentle form of foot therapy that is safe, fun and easily learned. Unlike classic reflexology, FOOT MAGIC utilizes gentle strokes and movement to remind your feet they can be comfortable. Your guide on this magical path is Michael Berry. He has studied over 50 forms of Body mind spirit healing and has been a practitioner and teacher for over 26 years. WEAR: Comfortable, flexible clothing that allows full access to the feet. Must be 18 or working with a parent.

Happenings at The Center

Please note change of Date for Michael’s class!!

June 28th Acupressure for Back Pain 1:00pm to 4:00pm with Michael Berry. Back Pain is a common complaint. Four out of five people in the United States will experience low back pain at least once during their lives. It’s one of the most common reasons people go to the doctor or miss work.

          In just three hours, you will learn to reduce or eliminate back pain in your family, your friends and yourself using gentle acupressure. $25. if paid in advance or $39. at the door. For more info call Michael at (408) 509-0764.

June 29th Last Mon. 7 to 9 GENTLE YOGA with Krishnapryia (Laura Marshall) a yoga class for the older, and out of shape folks. Also exciting for those returning to Yoga after many years. Bring a mat and blanket – or use one of ours. The last YOGA class until further notice.

June 30th Every Tuesday 6:30 to 8:30 – Drumming with Norbeth and Friends. Bring your drum or borrow ours to join in with the musical magic of drums, rattles, and flutes. Donation.

July 5th 10:00 Sunday Celebration –Freedom to Be in Community with Rev. Janet Childs and Rev. Corry Gott.

July 5th 1:00pm to 3pm CCL Singers Rehearse

July 6th 7 to 9 Center Advisory Board meeting

July 9th 6:30 to 8:30 Spirit Walker Workshop with Norbeth. It’s time to fulfill your “Spirit’s Journey.” Come and deepen your connection with your life’s highest purpose. Join noted ceremonialist, healer and spiritual teacher Norbeth Granado in this introductory workshop. In the Way of the Spirit Walker learn how to set a safe container, work with the Four Directions, attend a sweat lodge and breath-work. Learn meditation, working with Chakras, Spirit Guides, Spirit Totem, Healing Hands, Past Life regression, Shamanic Healing, Sound Healing and much, much more! (408) 315-3078.

July 10th 7:00 to 9:00 Breakthrough Breathwork

with Michael Berry. Come join us for an evening of focused breathing, evocative music, and optional bodywork that will change your world. Wear comfortable clothing; bring pillows, blankets and a mat. (408) 509-0764 for more information.

 

Life is meant to be a joyous celebration!

Love and Light,

Rev. Doti Boon

Miracles

June 26, 2009

 

A Joyful Noise!

U.C.M. Newsletter of Joy, Humor, Laughter, and Inspiration

Editor: Rev. Doti Boon, safedoti@aol.com

Volume 8 page 26 (06-25-09)

 Affirmation

I am a walking miracle – accepting God in all manifestations

Miracles

          A client called me from Texas today and asked if I believed in miracles – since her chemo wasn’t working and she was afraid her cancer would return. My response – it doesn’t matter if I believe in miracles – it was important she did.

          So many times we deny the existence of God and then implore “the divine” to supply us with a miracle.

          A miracle is an interruption of the laws of nature – in such a way as to bring forth an amazing occurrence. Many religious texts and people claim various events are “miraculous.” People in different cultures have different definitions of the word “miracle.” Even within a specific religion there is often more than one meaning of the word. For example, the term “miracle” may refer to the action of a supernatural being or “God.” Thus, the term “divine intervention” would describe a God inspired miracle.

          In casual usage, “miracle” may refer to an unlikely but beneficial event, such as the survival of a natural disaster or regarded as “wonderful” regardless of its likelihood, such as birth. Other miracles might be: survival of a terminal illness, escaping a life threatening situation or ‘beating the odds.’

          According to A Course in Miracles – channeled by Helen Schuman:

Miracles are natural. When they do not occur, something has gone wrong.

Miracles are merely the translation of denial into truth

Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love.

The real miracle is the love that inspires them.

In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.

The miracle comes quietly into the mind that stops an instant and is still.

The miracle of life is ageless born in time but nourished in eternity.

In any situation in which you are uncertain, the first thing to consider is “What do I want to come of this? What is it for?” The clarification of the goal belongs at the beginning; for this will determine the outcome. It is important that you analyze what you want before you request a “miracle.”

Doubt is the result of conflicting wishes. Be sure of what you want, and doubt becomes impossible.

Remember – nothing is difficult that is wholly desired. Quite often this request is in the form of a prayer to Mother/Father God.

Only when we have a single purpose, unified and sure, can we be unafraid. Then, and only then, will our request or “miracle” be answered.

This is the one intent we seek; uniting our desires with the need of every heart, the call of every mind, the hope that lies beyond despair… that remains as God created it. 

Let me list for you some of the things I see as “miracles.” For me a miracle occurs ever time:

A baby is born.

A person is cured from disease or even the common cold or flu.

An unemployed person finds new employment.

A new medicine is invented to treat cancer, HIV, or any other disease.

A check arrives in the mail when one has no idea how they are going to pay a bill or feed their family.

A relationship of love begins.

A person lets go of anger and hate and discovers love.

A sermon is written or delivered.

And the list goes on and on. I see ALL these things and more as being miracles sent to you and me by God. How many times have you been filled with great fear and trepidation about something that was going on in your life and you could not even begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel and then all at once out of the clear blue an answer or solution appears? People, that is not “mere coincidence,” but rather a God-sent miracle!

CONCLUSION

Miracles come in all different sizes, flavors, and packages. Perhaps you are looking for a miracle in your life right now. My advice to you is DON’T GIVE UP! KEEP LOOKING UP! GOD IS STILL GOD, AND ALL YOU AND I HAVE TO DO IS BELIEVE AND KEEP ON TRUSTING!

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God granting miracles

A religious man is on top of a roof during a great flood. A man comes by in a boat and says “get in, get in!” The religious man replies, “No I have faith in God, he will grant me a miracle.”

Later the water is up to his waist and another boat comes by and the guy tells him again, to get in. He responds that he has faith in God and God will give him a miracle. With the water at about chest high, another boat comes to rescue him, but he turns down the offer again because “God will grant him a miracle.”

With the water at chin high, a helicopter throws down a ladder and they tell him to get in, mumbling with the water in his mouth, he again turns down the request for help for the faith of God. He arrives at the gates of heaven with broken faith and says to St. Peter, “I thought God would grant me a miracle and I have been let down.” St. Peter chuckles and responds, “I don’t know what you’re complaining about, we sent you three boats and a helicopter.”

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The parents of a 14 and 16 year-old went on a trip for the weekend. They left early Friday morning and the boys were left alone. That evening the younger boy suggested they take their dad’s car, pick up some girls and go to a local disco. The 16 year-old boy could drive a bit but was too scared.

After some nagging he gave in and off they went. When they got back to the car, they noticed a huge dent in the rear of the car – someone must have bumped into the car and drove off.

Frantically they phoned friends to find a panel beater/spray painter to fix the car. Finally they found one. The car was fixed properly and they parked it back in the garage.

Their parents returned the next day but the boys were too terrified to say anything about the accident.

The father went to the garage, came back very amazed and said to the family, “A miracle has happened! A guy drove into the back of my car on Thursday and now it is fixed without a scratch!”

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Center for Creative Living

June 24, 2009

This Wednesday – the 24th of June we will be showing a unique film for our Metaphysical Movie Night.  It is entitled For the Bible Tells Me So.  I viewed this about three months ago and was very impressed.  Join us at 7:00 to see this fascinating look at an amazing subject.  We will be serving FREE popcorn and have a discussion afterwards.  LOVE DONATION Parking and entrance in the back of the building. 

This video asks many questions, including “Does God really condemn loving homosexual relationships?  Is the chasm separating Christianity from gays and lesbians too wide to cross?  And, is the Bible an excuse to hate?  This award winning documentary, which brilliantly reconciles homosexuality and Biblical scripture – and reveals that religious anti-gay bias is based almost solely upon a misinterpretation of the Bible.

Through the experiences of five very normal, Christian, American families – including those of former House Majority Leader Richard Gephardt and Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson – we discover how people of faith handle the realization of having a gay child or family member.

Offering healing, clarity and understanding to anyone caught in the crosshairs of scripture and sexual identity, this landmark film “boldly takes on a loaded topic and examines it both intellectually and emotionally; the result may well leave you blinking away a few tears.” (Seattle Times)

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Rev. Doti Boon, Pastor, Center for Creative Living

1460 Koll Circle – “C”

San Jose  CA  95112

(408)392-9090

(408)220-5779 Cell

P.S. from Reverend Clark in Turkey

June 21, 2009

Reverend Clark called into the UCM office last Friday morning, although it was 10 PM in Turkey for her and Reverend JoAnn Merkley. She said they were having a really wonderful trip, and that it was quite an experience to meet and interact with the families who welcomed them into their homes. Both the travelers are looking forward to sharing their trip once they return home this Saturday and recuperate! 

Reverend Sandy Clark, President

Universal Church of the Master

100 W. Rincon Ave. #101

Campbell, CA 95008

408/370-6519

 

 

Center for Creative Living, San Jose, California

June 21, 2009

Center for Creative Living

1460 Koll Circle #C

San Jose, Ca. 95131

(408) 392-9090

www.doti.info

All are welcome to Sunday Celebration at the Center for Creative Living, UCM Charter #801, at 1460 Koll Circle, Suite “C” – services in back. Need directions? Call (408) 392-9090 or visit www.doti.info Healing Chairs (come give or receive a hands-on-healing) start at 9:30am. Celebration is from 10:00 to 11:30am. Dress is casual, kids welcome and hugs encouraged!

Please join us this Sunday as Rev. Chuck Mignosa, lecturer, author, hypnotist and amazing magician once more offers us a Father’s Day Celebration. I am sure many of you remember his inspiring and spiritual message from last year.

          Please bring a picture of your Dad for the altar. 

METAPHYSICAL CLASSES

Thurs. June 18th 7 to 9  $15. per person or 2 for $25.

HOW TO SEE AND READ AURAS 

Join acclaimed minister, lecturer and teacher Rev. Doti Boon as she teaches you how to see, read and interpret auras – and what their energies mean in your life. Please wear a white shirt, sweater, blouse, etc. to help aura readers see your halo!

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Happenings at The Center

June 19th Breakthrough Breathwork with Michael Berry, healing catalyst. An evening of focused breathing, evocative music and option bodywork that will change your world. A simple yet profound tool for transformation. Doors open at 6:30. Event begins at 7:00. No admission after 7:10. Wear comfortable clothing; bring pillow, blanket and a mat. Call Michael for more information at (408)509-0764.

June 21st CCL Singers Rehearse after service at 1:00.

June 21st 3:30 JOURNEY TO PARADISE. Join Doti as she discusses our upcoming fantastic trip (Oct. 15th to Oct. 22nd) to the Big Island of Hawaii. We will be swimming with dolphins, romping with sea turtles, journeying to volcanoes and the City of Refuge, listening to amazing lecturers and learning more about the spirituality of the Islands. All of this while staying at a beautiful beach resort, which resides on three heiaus (sacred spots).  Come listen to the news and updates!

June 22nd every Mon. 7 to 9 GENTLE YOGA with Krishnapryia (Laura Marshall) a yoga class for the older, and out of shape folks.  Also exciting for those returning to Yoga after many years. Bring a mat and blanket – or use one of ours.

June 23rd every Tues. 6:30 to 8:30  DRUMMING WITH NORBETH and FRIENDS.  Bring your drum or borrow one of ours to join in with the musical magic of drums, rattles, flutes and even a didgeridoo. Love Donation.

June 24th Metaphysical Movie Night“FOR THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO. . . A look at Homosexuality and the Bible” 7 to 9 – $5. –  plus FREE popcorn and discussion afterwards!

Please note change of Date for Michael’s class!!

June 28th Acupressure for Back Pain 1:00pm to 4:00pm with Michael Berry. Back Pain is a common complaint. Four out of five people in the United States will experience low back pain at least once during their lives. It’s one of the most common reasons people go to the doctor or miss work.

          In just three hours, you will learn to reduce or eliminate back pain in your family, your friends and yourself using gentle acupressure. $25 if paid by June 21st or $39 at the door. For more info call Michael at (408)509-0764.

Life is meant to be a joyous celebration!

Love and Light,

Rev. Doti Boon

Happy Father’s Day

June 21, 2009

U.C.M. Newsletter of Joy, Humor, Laughter, and Inspiration

Editor: Rev. Doti Boon safedoti@aol.com  

Affirmation

I hereby affirm that I am a loving and spiritual human being.

Happy Father’s Day, and thanks . . . for being you

If you’re a dad in today’s world, you could be a little tired of being thanked every year for working to support your family. In fact, you could be wondering, “Hey, what about me, the real me? I’m worth more than a paycheck after all.”

      Certainly you are. The intangibles a father brings to his children can be at least as important as material things.

          Love:  Its effect can’t be underestimated. Love is the basis for children’s future maturity and helps them become self-respecting adults.

      Your example: Children learn more from observing you than they could if you intended to coach them on how to live.

          Problem solving: They see you deal with many difficult situations and learn that problems can be solved.

      Humanity: Children soon discover that even you aren’t right all the time. It’s human to be wrong sometimes, and your apology shows that you are strong, not weak.

          Interaction: From cradle through college, your play with your children is different from their mother’s. It could be more rough-and-tumble or games where you show them how to play by the rules.

     Childcare: You may be more involved than your father was, partly because their mother also has a job. Your involvement helps to mold stronger children and a stronger America.

Top Ten Things You’ll Never Hear a Dad Say 

10. Well, how ’bout that? I’m lost! Looks like we’ll have to stop and ask for directions.

9. You know Pumpkin, now that you’re fifteen, you’ll be ready for unchaperoned car dates.  Won’t that be fun?

8. I noticed all your friends have a certain “up yours” attitude … I like that.

7. Here’s a credit card and the keys to my new car — GO CRAZY.

6. You wanna play football?  Figure skating not good enough for you, son?

5. Your Mother and I are going away for the weekend … you might want to consider throwing a party.

4. Well, I don’t know what’s wrong with your car.  Probably one of those doo-hickey thingies. Have it towed to a mechanic and pay whatever asked.

3. No son of mine is going to live under this roof without an earring — now quit your belly-aching, and let’s go to the mall.

2. Whaddya wanna go and get a job for?  I make plenty of  money for you to spend.

1. Father’s Day? aahh — don’t worry about that — it’s no big deal.

Fathers Then and Now

Today is one of the Father’s Days of our new millennium.  Fathers of 1900 didn’t have it nearly as good as fathers of today; but they did have a few advantages:

In 1900, a father’s horsepower meant his horses.
Today, it’s the size of his minivan.

In 1900, a father waited for the doctor to tell him when the baby arrived.
Today, a father must wear a smock, know how to breathe, and make sure film is in the video camera and cut the umbilical cord.

In 1900, fathers could count on children to join the family business.
Today, fathers pray their kids will soon come home from college long enough to teach them how to work the computer and set the VCR.

In 1900, a father came home from work to find his wife and children at the supper table.
Today, a father comes home to a note:  “Jimmy’s at baseball, Cindy’s at gymnastics, I’m at Adult-Ed, Pizza in fridge.”

In 1900, if a father had breakfast in bed, it was eggs and bacon and ham and potatoes.
Today, it’s Special K, soy milk, dry toast and a lecture on cholesterol.

In 1900, “a good day at the market” meant Father brought home feed for the horses.
Today, “a good day at the market” means Dad got in early on an IPO.

In 1900, a happy meal was when Father shared funny stories around the table.
Today, a happy meal is what Dad buys at McDonald’s.

In 1900, a father was involved if he spanked the kid now and then.
Today, a father’s involved only if he coaches Little League and organizes Boy Scouts and car pools.

In 1900, fathers were never truly appreciated.

In 2009, fathers are never truly appreciated.

Take time this Sunday to appreciate your dad!