Archive for November, 2009

P.S. Reverend Clark

November 21, 2009

We have begun listing legal updates for your reference. Alabama is now on the blog with more to come. A special thank you for Rev. John Busch M.T.  You may access our blog through www.u-c-m.org then select read our blog, and go to legal updates. The link to our on line fall magazine is now available, just click on our magazine cover on the home page. There are also links to Facebook and Twitter!

Looking for some gifts? As a reminder to those who live in our area we do have angels, necklaces, ornaments and more for your gift giving at our office holiday fundraising corner. WE also have available through our website ministerial kits, UCM canvas bags and more. Window-shopping is encouraged!

We are part of the Associate Programs offered by both Amazon.com, and Barnes&Noble.com. This means when you enter either of these websites through ours, UCM receives a commission on your purchases. Should you need to leave either website before completing your purchase you need to again go through our web site for us to receive the commission.

Submission for A Joyful Noise can be made to http://Safedoti@aol.com or staff@u-c-m.org.

Reverend Sandy Clark

President

Universal Church of the Master

100 W. Rincon Ave. #101

Campbell, CA 95008

408.370.6519

fax 408.370.6591

www.u-c-m.org

Advertisements

Center for Creative Living

November 21, 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 www.doti.info. Healing Chairs (come give or receive a hands-on-healing) starts at 9:30am, Celebration is from 10:00 to 11:30am. Dress is casual and Kids are welcome.

This Sunday Rev. Doti will be speaking on “Giving Thanks.” Join our pastor as she reminds you of “Thankfulness” in your home, work,

friendships, romance, etc.

          Holiday cards will be available to send to Walter Reid Hospital for recovering soldiers.

          Also – CCL is adopting some soldiers for the holidays. A list of items we would like to send is at the end of the Joyful Noise.

 METAPHYSICAL CLASSES

Nov. 19th Thursday 7pm to 9pm $15. or 2 for $25.

          Do you hear strange noises at night? Feel like you aren’t alone in your house at work or in your own body? You could be experiencing Earth Bound Entities or Spirit Possession.

          Join Corky Whitacre as she shares her experiences in releasing EarthBound Entities, doing de-possession and Ghost Busting.

Mon. Nov. 23rd 7:00 to 8:30pmGentle Yoga with Krishnapriya (Laura Marshall). A theme for each week’s class. Doing specific asanas (poses) that benefit a part of the back. The Magical Ones are reviewed in each session to round out the practice. Pranayama (Breathing) exercises-and Guided Meditation in ever class. FIRST CLASS ALWAYS FREECOME TRY IT AT NO COST – http://yogadevi09@yahoo.com. For best practice: Light eating at least 2 hours before class, wear loose fitting clothes, bring your own mat/blanket or use one of ours.

Tues. Nov. 24th NO DRUMMING

Nov. 26thTHANKSGIVING DAYJoin us at Seacliff Beach. Bring your family, friends and anyone needing a place to be for the holiday. The Beach is a fascinating place to be. Last year we saw dolphins, pelicans and a lot of smiling faces!

          11:00 Commemorate Elenore Ostroga’s Picnic table and benches

          12:noon Appetizers

          1:00pm Feasting

          2.00pm Walk the Labyrinth

          4.00pm Watch the sun set

Contact DOTI and let her know if you are bringing an appetizer, entrée or dessert (408)392-9090. We would welcome help making the Labyrinth on Thursday morning.

Mon. Nov. 30th 7:00 to 8:30 Gentle Yoga with Krishnapriya (Laura Marshall). A theme for each week’s class. Doing specific asanas (poses) that benefit a part of the back. The Magical Ones are reviewed in each session to round out the practice. Pranayama (Breathing) exercises-and Guided Meditation in ever class. FIRST CLASS ALWAYS FREECOME TRY IT AT NO COST – http://yogadevi09@yahoo.com. For best practice: Light eating at least 2 hours before class, wear loose fitting clothes, bring your own mat/blanket or use one of ours.

Tues. Dec. 1st6:30 to 8:30DRUMMINGwith Norbeth and friends.

Dec. 5th 6:30 to 9:00 LUCID DREAMINGwith Chris Kahl and Julie Hawkins. If you would like to learn a way to intentionally manifest while you are sleeping, then join us to find out if Lucid Dreaming is for you.

  • You’ll hear the story of the mystical council called the Alaneo.
  • You will receive an initiation of sacred symbols to facilitate your entrance into Moemoea, the Hawaiian Dream Time.
  • You will listen to the Dream Time chant as it lulls you into entering non-ordinary reality (yes this is a good place).
  • Additionally, you’ll receive information to guide you on this journey in the future and make this a part of your life.

If you just want to come along for the ride and enjoy a different type of meditation, that’s fine too.

Moemoea: Dream Time will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. Please arrive no later than 6:15 p.m. Cost: $30 for new students; $20 for Returning students; Duration: approximately 2 ½ hours.

Wear loose fitting clothes, bring your own mat/blanket or use one of ours.

Sun. Dec. 6th 1pm to 3pm CCL Choir practices songs for the holidays!

Sun. Dec. 6th 3pm to 5pm Post Hawaii Party Join the Sacred Journey to Hawaii folks as we look at pictures and view the Manta Ray Night Dive. – Re-acquaint ourselves with our Hawaiian Friends and have a great time drinking Kona coffee and Island drinks (non-alcoholic) and nibbling on Hawaiian delicacies. Family and Friends are invited to help re-live the experience.

Sun. Dec. 13th – CCL Holiday Boutique. Set up Saturday evening 5pm to 7pm or Sunday morning 8am to 9:30am. Decorate a booth to sell your handmade items, new holiday gifts, baked goods, photographs, books, etc.

(Prize for best decorated booth)Donation to CCL (20% suggested). Contact Doti to get a space.

CCL is taking the time to be grateful to our military 

Please send a holiday card to the following:

A Recovering American Soldier

c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center

6900 Georgia Avenue, NW

Washington, D.C. 20307-5001

          If you aren’t buying cards this year – pick one up from the Center

sign it with a message and we will mail it for you. The season of thankfulness and giving is upon us!

          We are also helping to adopt 10 soldiers through the http://www.adoptaussoldier.org. Please help by bringing some of the following items to the Center on Sunday, or before. We will be boxing everything on Monday so we can mail them out on Wednesday. It takes 10-24 days for packages to reach the soldiers. We are not limited to this list. 

Make sure to put a card in your donation. The soldiers appreciate knowing who is helping them.

Soap & Shampoo, Little Debby Snacks, Bandanas, Deodorant,

Jelly Beans, Disposable cameras, Dental Floss, Rice Krispy treats

Sunglasses, Tampons, Altoids or mints, Nail clippers, Eye drops

Beef jerky, Ziploc bags, Toothbrushes & paste, Sunflower seeds

Long Distance phone, Playing cards, Chewing Gum, Board Games

Pringles chips, Sewing kit, Word Puzzle Books, Granola Bars

Disposable towels, Dominos, Hot cocoa mix, Icy/hot patches

Shower to Shower, Nuts, Music CDs, Dice, Jaw Breakers, DVD movies

Baby wipes, Cookies, Inflatable Pillow, Paperback books, Microwave popcorn, Magazines, Boot socks, M&M’s, Hand warmers, Shoe laces for boots, Squeeze butter, Ink pens – notebooks – cards

Nothing that needs refrigeration!

Please don’t try to get everything. Just pick up a box of at least 10 individually wrapped items. Big bags fill up with dirt and sand if not eaten right away. These soldiers aren’t near a PX! They need your help.

Life is meant to be a joyous celebration!

              Love and Light,

                           Rev. Doti Boon

Joyful Noise

November 21, 2009

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

Editor: Rev. Doti Boon

http://safedoti@aol.com

Volume 8 page 47 (11-19-09)

AFFIRMATION

I am thankful to be a spiritual being – anxious to help others.

Griping – A Way of Life

Have you noticed that griping has become a way of life? Everyone seems to think it is a right, maybe even written in the constitution. I remember one person sharing with me that the reason to vote is – if we vote we have the right to gripe and complain!

Recently I took a group of spiritual people to Hawaii, one of the most beautiful places on earth. They were housed in a fantastic hotel – every room had a view and a balcony, breakfast was free and they had van drivers at their beck and call. And yet, there was constant complaining from the weather, the food, the distance from the elevator, where they got to sit in the van, the heat, the wait service, birds in the dining room, drinks being too expensive and folks smoking at the trolley stop. A member of our group from Virginia remarked, “Does this group always complain and whine like little kids.”

All this to say that complaining, although healthy when limited, has reached epidemic proportions in our culture and even in churches. As churches try to come to grips with the changing world that we live within they are often beaten into submission or silence by the torrent of complaints.

Even in the general society complaining and griping has been packaged and presented as mainstream. I don’t know if they are the most popular but more and more of the shows on televisions involve a panel of “experts” criticizing and eliminating chefs, musicians, and dancers. Usually done with a battery of insults directed at the participants.

What this means is that it is hard to keep a positive attitude and a healthy self-image. It seems everyone is evaluating, judging and telling everyone how to be better.

It is within the world of complaining, job insecurity and stress that we live today and yet we don’t attempt to stop it. Instead we condone it and sometimes revel in it.

What would happen if we took the next week and stopped criticizing? How about being thankful instead of critical? Maybe if we took just seven days and stopped complaining as much about other people. If we stopped evaluating each other as much and practiced unconditional love we could create a place where everyone is accepted and loved.

Just think seven days – that will bring us up to Thanksgiving. A time to be thankful for your life, your home, your family, your community and most of all a way to accept that God loves us. It is a freedom and a liberty that is refreshing and energizing.

Your seven days start when you finish reading this!

A customer was bothering the waiter in a restaurant. First he asked that the air conditioning be turned up because he was too hot, then he asked that it be turned down because he was too cold, and so on for about half an hour.

Surprisingly, the waiter was very patient; he walked back and forth and never once got angry. So finally a second customer asked him why he didn’t throw out the pest.

“Oh, I really don’t care or mind,” said the waiter with a smile. “We don’t even have an air conditioner.”

Here are some interesting statements about being Thankful!

One recurring attribute of people who have happiness (or inner peace and contentment) is the attribute of being grateful and appreciative for what is all around them. This is an attribute that all of us could well cultivate, for it changes how we feel. Our upsets tend to melt in the face of gratefulness. This is completely contrary to the current media emphasis on what is wrong. That emphasis is unhappy, so why would I want to limit myself to just the problems? Why not emphasize some good stuff too?

from Jose Silva

Being Grateful. Being grateful is one of the most important things you should do when your feet hit the floor in the morning. With out gratitude you have nothing. You can do the same for your business.

We all have to find what best fosters the flowering of our humanity, and dedicate ourselves to that.

Joseph Campbell

I am more grateful for family and friends and the opportunity to create, and less grateful for consumption.

Eileen Hanna

The secret to my happiness is in a constant striving to create peace within myself, and in turn reflect it onto the world.

Anonymous

Secret to my happiness: knowing myself through daily meditation in my “prayer chair” and accepting the person I am and continue to become. Grateful for: all those who have helped me along this journey of getting to know myself
                  
Margie Goulden

Fall/Winter Magazine Online Now!

November 13, 2009

Sandy in TurkeyDoes the date November 15, 2002 ring any Joyful Bells for you? That date was the first issue of the Joyful Noise! This issue completes seven years of Reverend Doti Boon writing The Joyful Noise, which is sent out every week, or I should say almost every week, for the Holidays we have a double issue. My calculations equal that this is the 375th issue. Doti, THANK YOU! Congratulations and Happy Anniversary!

Have you read our on line magazine yet? Our Fall/Winter UCM Magazine is now available. You can access the magazine using this link.

http://issuu.com/ucmmag/docs/ucm_magazine-fall2009 

You can also access our magazine by going to our website http://www.u-c-m.org/and clicking on the magazine cover. 

A reminder to all of you who might be starting your holiday shopping, we do have some angels and necklaces, stuffed animals, and tree ornaments, along with much more for your gift giving at our office holiday fundraising corner.

We are part of the Associate Programs offered by both Amazon.com, and Barnes&Noble.com. This means when you enter either of these websites through ours, UCM receives a commission on your purchases. Should you need to leave either website before completing your purchase you need to again go through our web site for us to receive the commission.

Submission for A Joyful Noise can be made to http://Safedoti@aol.com or staff@u-c-m.org.

Reverend Sandy Clark

President

Universal Church of the Master

100 W. Rincon Ave. #101

Campbell, CA 95008

408.370.6519

Fax 408.370.6591

www.u-c-m.org

Joyful Noise Celebrating its’ 375th Issue

November 13, 2009

tree6U.C.M. Newsletter of Joy, Humor, Laughter,

and Inspiration

Editor: Rev. Doti Boon

http://safedoti@aol.com

Volume 8 page 46 (11-12-09)

AFFIRMATION

I am proud to support my country!

Refreshing Your Patriotism

          While driving to work yesterday morning (11-11) I was amazed by all of the half-staff flags. I know that these flags represented not only Veteran’s Day but also were in honor of our fallen military and civilians in the Ft. Hood tragedy. Each flag produced an emotional response within me. Some of the feelings were sad, a few of them were angry and some provoked patriotic reminders. I recalled the wars I have lived through, family and friends who have served in the military and the negativities that still exist in our country.

          Many members of the Universal Church of the Master and CCL are veterans. We have men and women who have been in Viet Nam, The Gulf Wars and some who have served in Iraq. They stand proudly in the sanctuary when we discuss the Fourth of July and other historic holidays.

My great-grandfather was a drummer boy in the Civil War; my grandfather fought in the Spanish American War and my father was the youngest captain in the Pacific during World War II. I have a brother, a brother-in-law, a half-sister and two half-brothers who have served. Some are still living – others like my uncle perished fighting for his country. I know that many of you reading this were either in the military or have had members of your family who have served in various capacities. Please take this opportunity to thank them. Maybe you could call, write, e-mail, or drop by.

          As I write this – it is still Veteran’s Day 11-11-09. And, the ghosts of fallen soldiers are talking to me. They speak to me of liberty, freedom, courage and bravery. They whisper tales of extreme hardship, degradation, and cruelty. But most of all they express the love they felt for their country and how important freedom was to them.

          Do you feel that life throws us a curveball when we witness horrendous cruelty, major hostility or even our own illness or money troubles? It’s easy to feel disconnected from your faith and your appreciation of your country. Quite often when I feel very uninspired – I ask for a sign.

          And – usually the sign is a penny lying on the ground. Its value is in the message, not the materialism.

          The face of a penny contains three messages: The word Liberty, reminds us we are all free to be ourselves. The picture of Abraham Lincoln, facing forward, reminds us to accept our mortality and live in the moment. And above all is the phrase “In God we trust.” When I find a penny – I pick it up and know that God is showing me there is abundance and reminding me to appreciate who I am, what I’m doing and the country where I live. These found coins are pennies from heaven – crumbs left for me to follow home. They are always an uplifting experience.

          And now, let’s read those who have gone before us – as they speak of freedom and liberty:

“Proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof.”

                   King James Bible – inscribed on the Liberty Bell

“Liberty of thought is the life of the soul.”

                   Voltaire (essay on Epic Poetry) 1727

“The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time.”

                   Thomas Jefferson – 1774

“The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves.”

                   William Hazlitt – 1819

“True liberty acknowledges and defends the equal rights of all men, and all nations.”

                   Gerrit Smith – 1854

“Whenever I hear any one, arguing for slavery I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.”

                   Abraham Lincoln – 1865

“None who have always been free can understand the terrible fascinating power of the hope of freedom to those who are not free.”

                   Pearl S. Buck – 1943

“If men and women are in chains, anywhere in the world, then freedom is endangered everywhere.”

                   John F. Kennedy – 1962 

“You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.”

                   Malcolm X – 1965

The following was passed on to me by Christine Milly:

When doing your Holiday cards this year, take one card and send it to this address. If we pass this on think of how many cards these special people will get. You might want to say – Christmas, Hanukkah, Yule or Kwanzaa on the outside of the card! Or, just “thank you…”

A Recovering American Soldier

c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center

6900 Georgia Avenue, NW

Washington, D.C. 20307-5001

If you aren’t buying cards this year – pick one up from the Center sign it with a message and we will mail it for you. The season of thankfulness and giving is upon us!

November 2009 Astrology Overview

November 13, 2009

Elizabeth Barton Astrology

So what is up astrologically for November?

Here are the basics:

The Sun goes into Sagittarius November 21st.

Mercury goes into Sagittarius on the 15th.

Venus went into Scorpio on the 7th.

Mars is in Leo all month (8 -17 degrees).

Jupiter is in Aquarius all month (18 to 21 degrees).

Saturn is in Libra all month (00-03 degrees).

Uranus is retrograde in Pisces all month at 23 degrees.

Neptune is at 24 degrees of Aquarius all month, but went stationary direct on November 4th.

Pluto is in Capricorn all month (01 -02 degrees). It goes into 02 degrees of Capricorn on November 8th.

The Moons Nodes are in Capricorn all month (25-23 degrees).

The Moon changes signs approximately every 2-½ days.

*rx = retrograde

*Note:  The only planet in an Earth sign this month is Pluto.  (Hey, if you want to tell the ruler of the underworld that he is no longer a planet, be my guest!).

The Moon, as it does every month, will cycle through all the signs, including the Earth signs. Those Earth Moon days will make grounding easier.

With Pluto, an outer trans-generational planet, being the only planet in an Earth sign this month, there will be a tendency not to be grounded, to be too much in the head.  To ground, hold a crystal, do gardening, walk barefooted in the grass, dance on the beach, or wear jewelry with stones.  Watch out for too much thinking, too much monkey brain. Meditate into Mother Earth rather than the sky.

The big event for the month is Saturn (1 Libra 43) squaring Pluto (1 Capricorn 43) on November 15th PST.  The influence of this aspect will be strongly felt all this month and all of December.  This is a trying combination.  It is violent and is given to shaking the foundations of society, the earth, and ones personal structures.  There will be dark shadow material you thought you dealt with resurrecting itself. Honor it, deal with it and let it go. 

A square:

A square is two planets or personal points at 90 degrees from one another.  Traditionally it is in elements that are not harmonious, like Air (Libra) and Earth (Capricorn).  Even though they are of the same Mode – cardinal (action, initiator) – they are perpendicular to each other. The energy is at a right angle to each other….friction!

Some key descriptors of a square:

  • ·        Internalizing stress, dynamic drive to initiate change, crisis oriented, tension, not compromising.
  • ·        The planets involved block and challenge each other. Pluto (transformation) vs. Saturn (the status quo). 

Note that many famous people have lots of squares in their charts.  The inner critic and drive pushes them to achieve. 

Saturn and Pluto come into exact squares three times

The dates are:

1. November 15, 2009:  Saturn will be at 1 Libra 43, Pluto at 1 Capricorn 43

2. February 01, 2010:  Saturn rx at 4 Libra 21 and Pluto direct at 04 Capricorn 21

3. August 21, 2010:  Saturn 02 Libra 55 and Pluto rx 02 Capricorn 55.

Do you have Planets or personal points at these degrees? Check your chart!  If you want to discuss your chart with me, or if you don’t have a chart and want one, please feel free to contact me.  My contact information is at the end of this blog.

This first phase of the Saturn/Pluto square (Libra/Capricorn) is in effect from October 29,2009 to April 08, 2010.  Saturn retrogrades back into Virgo until July 22, 2010, then starts the second phase of the square.  If you use a 5-degree orb for maximum potential, the major portion of the second phase will end at the beginning of October 2010.

Pluto and Saturn are not personal planets; Pluto is trans-generational and Saturn a social planet.  When together they cause change in societies and the world, which in turn affects us.  They are the horsemen of change.  Pluto rules breakdown and rebuilding. Saturn rules structure, fear and limitations.  (The image of Frodo going through Mordor in The Lord of the Rings comes to mind.)  Can our society do the compassionate, Angelic work we need to do to survive?  The first test has started.

In the natural chart the seventh house is ruled by Libra, the tenth by Capricorn.  The seventh house is the first house of the third quadrant.  It is the first house of how one deals with the collective.  In Michael R. Meyer’s book, A Handbook for the Humanistic Astrologer (1974), he equates the third quadrant as follows:

The third, or upper-western, quadrant, carrying the significance of the descendant, is the area between the descendent and the M.C.  It represents sensation (in Jung’s terminology) or the objective awareness of the not-self.  Creative release through relationships and social participation (p. 31) 

The tenth house is the first house in the fourth quadrant.  Here is what Mr. Meyer says:

The fourth, or upper-eastern, quadrant, carrying the significance of the M.C. (medium coeli also called the mid heaven), is the area between the M.C and the ascendant.  It signifies thinking (in Jung’s terminology) and the objective awareness of the self and of one’s spiritual-social identity.

Saturn in Libra and Pluto in Capricorn activate these two quadrants, the upper hemisphere of objective consciousness, and of how we experience society and its influence on us!!!!  Societal infrastructures, both ideological and physical will start giving way to inevitable change.  By physical infrastructures, I mean roads, sewers, electrical grids, buildings, bridges, etc. Note the decay (Pluto) of the Bay Bridge (Saturn) in San Francisco.  The affect on us at a personal level will be through personal relationships and our relationship to authority, government, corporate influence, security, and societal mores and norms.  All is in the cauldron of change.

Saturn/Pluto synodic cycle

 Planets move through cycles, from when they conjoin (same degree in a sign), through waxing sextile, square, trine, opposition, to waning trine and square, etc.  Each of these phases carries an essence and colors the planets’ powers of manifestation.

In Dane Rudhyar’s The Lunation Cycle (1967), he discusses the waning square as the crisis in consciousness, reorientation.  Accepted ways of being no longer work.  Allow things that no longer work for you to go.  The old structure must give way before the new can be born.

The conjoining of Saturn and Pluto occurred in 1982; but it was when Saturn was opposite Pluto and on the ascendant (Pluto)/descendent (Saturn) of the Sagittarius rising chart of the United States of America (called the Sibly Chart) http://www.astrologyweekly.com/countries/usa.php that September 11th, 2001 occurred.  We had domestic terrorists on our soil.  And now at the waning square phase of the Saturn/Pluto cycle we had the shooting at Fort Hood.  Whether or not this will be the only act of terrorism on our soil during the Saturn/Pluto square, we will have to wait and see.  

I forecast that we will have another incident around the 20th of December 2009.  I’ll go into why in next month’s blog.  There is also a strong probability that an incident will occur between the 14th and 17th of November 2009. 

The Saturn-squaring-Pluto energy is the first leg of the Grand Cross to materialize in this plane of existence.  It is the anchor and the activator that sets the stage for the transformation of the world.  This is the cardinal grand cross, which will be in play for the majority of 2010.

To maneuver through the next 11 months of upheaval, keep in touch with your friends and loved ones, keep a good network going and keep faith through personal daily prayers of gratitude.  Wearing black Obsidian and or black tourmaline will help funnel some of the Saturn/Pluto energy away from you.

I will go into what a Grand Cross/Square is in the December blog.

Until we meet again in the blogosphere, may the Stars shine blessings on you!

Elizabeth A. Barton

CMT, Energy worker

Professional Astrologer

Vice President of the

San Francisco Astrological Society

2555 Flores Street

San Mateo, Ca 94403

For an astrological consultation call or E-mail me!

(650) 572-8850

http://www.elizabethabarton.com/

info@elizabethabarton.com

astrologyone@comcast.net

My next retreat will be the weekend of May 14th 2010. Peace!

Center for Creative Living – Coming Events

November 13, 2009

ccl_logo_rainboww-solar_cross_symbolcopyAll 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) starts at 9:30am, Celebration is from 10:00 to 11:30am. Dress is casual and Kids are welcome.

This Sunday Rev. Donna Zehner (our associate pastor) will be speaking on “Paradise on the Mainland.” Thought you could only find “Paradise” in the Islands? Join Rev. Donna to find out how to change your view on the Mainland. Let’s wear our Hawaiian garb to bring “Paradise” home!

METAPHYSICAL CLASSES

Nov. 19th Thursday 7pm to 9pm    $15. or 2 for $25.

          Do you hear strange noises at night? Feel like you aren’t alone in your house at work or in your own body? You could be experiencing EarthBound Entities or Spirit Possession.

          Join Rev. Corky Whitacre as she shares her experiences in releasing EarthBound Entities, doing de-possession and Ghost Busting.

Happenings at The Center

Sat. Nov. 14th1:00 to 3:00Want to become a UCM minister?The Remote Theology Degree Program was designed to encourage individuals to find and follow their personal spiritual path. You can receive an A.T., B.T. M.T. and even a D.D. degree through our program.

How about getting an Associate of Theology Degree and Licentiate Ministerial Certification at the same time? Join Rev. Angela DeBry and Rev. Doti Boon as they explain how you can achieve this. Join us for a short lecture, catalog of classes and introduction into the classes and when they will be taught. We are happy to offer UCM students a blog, online magazine and computer or mail access to instructors. More info available in the Education Programs section of the UCM web site at http://www.u-c-m.org

          Universal Church of the Master is truly universal and eclectic. Its doors are wide open for all of humanity to enter in and explore, and all are encouraged to make use of all of the wisdom and understanding that flows from the Infinite Source we know as God.

Mon. Nov. 16th7:00 to 8:30pmGentle Yoga with Krishnapriya (Laura Marshall). A theme for each week’s class. Doing specific asanas (poses) that benefit a part of the back. The Magical Ones are reviewed in each session to round out the practice. Pranayama (Breathing) exercises-and Guided Meditation in ever class. FIRST CLASS ALWAYS FREECOME TRY IT AT NO COST – http://yogadevi09@yahoo.com. For best practice: Light eating at least 2 hours before class, wear loose fitting clothes, bring your own mat/blanket or use one of ours.

Tues. Nov. 17th6:30 to 8:30DRUMMINGwith Norbeth and friends.

Nov. 26thTHANKSGIVING DAY – Join us at Seacliff Beach. Bring your family, friends and anyone needing a place to be for the holiday. The Beach is a fascinating place to be. Last year we saw dolphins, pelicans and a lot of smiling faces!

          11:00 Commemorate Elenore Ostroga’s Picnic table and benches

          12:noon Appetizers

          1:00pm Feasting

Contact DOTI and let her know if you are bringing an appetizer, entrée or dessert (408)392-9090.

Dec. 5th6:30 to 9:00LUCID DREAMING with Chris Kahl and Julie Hawkins. If you would like to learn a way to intentionally manifest while you are sleeping, then join us to find out if Lucid Dreaming is for you.

  • You’ll hear the story of the mystical council called the Alaneo.
  • You will receive an initiation of sacred symbols to facilitate your entrance into Moemoea, the Hawaiian Dream Time.
  • You will listen to the Dream Time chant as it lulls you into entering non-ordinary reality (yes this is a good place).
  • Additionally, you’ll receive information to guide you on this journey in the future and make this a part of your life.

If you just want to come along for the ride and enjoy a different type of meditation, that’s fine too.

          Moemoea: Dream Time will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. Please arrive no later than 6:15 p.m. Cost: $30 for new students; $20 for returning students; Duration: approximately 2 ½ hours.

Wear loose fitting clothes, bring your own mat/blanket or use one of ours.

Life is meant to be a joyous celebration!

              Love and Light,

                           Rev. Doti Boon

Center for Creative Living

November 13, 2009

ocean2THANKSGIVING At The Beach!

Seacliff Beach in Monterey Bay

Thurs. Nov 26th, 2009  11am to 4pm 

 11am Elenore’s picnic table commemoration

12Noon Appetizers  1pm Blessing Circle &  Feasting Tired of cooking, cleaning and dealing with relatives?  Want a relaxing and mellow day of great food, good conversation, board games, interesting people,ocean waves, walks on the beach and maybe dolphins?

Join Doti, Corky, and the gang for our annual Turkey Day potluck at Seacliff Beach*  

(State Park Drive off  Highway 1 between Santa Cruz and La Selva Beach)

 Once inside the State Park – go toward end of picnic area –look for signs, TURKEY banners and great friends!

Bring your favorite Thanksgiving dish to share, a thankful disposition and whatever you are drinking. (non-alcoholic please)

 We will be providing turkeys, mashed potatoes, gravy and stuffing and all plates & utensils!

Children, spouses, friends, acquaintances, and relatives are welcome!

Call Center for Creative Living (408) 392-9090 to  R.S.V.P. and let us know what you are bringing.  Contact Doti at (408) 220-5780 if you need directions.

*There is a $7. fee per car for park entrance reduced rate for seniors.

Partnership for Progress

November 7, 2009

           UCM and CCL

Partner with New Education Models

 

            I.  What the Healer Practitioner or Ministry Offers You.    

     

A.     Legal Protection for Spiritual Healing work.

B.     Two choices for education.

C.     Non-Profit corporation for charters.

D.     Online Community, web, blog, magazine, soon to have online templates for rituals, legal updates.

E.    Theology Degree for better job opportunities.

 

II.  New Way to Participate.

 

CCL is partnering with UCM to offer two new programs for members and new students.  We are building a stronger more united community together.

 

          A.  Life Path Program.

 

This program is a non-degree program designed in partnership with UCM.  The program will take you through Healer Practitioner or Licentiate Minister as well as an Ordained Minister Program. 

            Healer Practitioner/ Licentiate Minister

                        9 – Saturdays over 9 months

                        18 –Thursday classes (two per month 9 months)

            Ordained Minister (Healer Practitioner or Licentiate Prerequisite)

                        9 – Saturdays over 9 months

                        18 –Thursday classes (two per month 9 months

*** Each level has additional requirements.

 

          B.  Theology Degree Mentoring Program.

 

The mentoring program is designed in conjunction with the UCM Seminary Committee to create an in-house study plan for CCL.  The modules will be broken down into 4 meetings per module and will allow a CCL mentor to facilitate students moving through the UCM Degree Program with hands on help at CCL.

          Each Degree – 9 modules with thesis

            One module per quarter, 4 classes per module

*** Each Degree has additional requirements.          

                  

                C.  Ability to move between the two.        

Reverend Angela DeBry, H.H.D, D.D. will be presenting a brief over view of these plans at the Center for Creative Living, UCM Charter #801, at 1460 Koll Circle, Suite “C” – services in back. This Sunday November 8,2009. 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 and Kids are welcome.  If you can’t attend please contact Doti at the above link or Reverend DeBry at staff@u-c-m.org for additional information.

Joyful Noise

November 5, 2009

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

 0419091352

Editor: Rev. Doti Boon

http://safedoti@aol.com

Volume 8 Page 45 (11-05-09)

AFFIRMATION

I am opening up to my best and highest spiritual capacity.

          Wow, the days are getting shorter, the weather is getting colder, trees are losing their leaves and the exciting days of summer are gone! Quite often this SAD(Seasonal Affective Disorder) time strikes us out of the blue.  Winter depression can hit anyone, even those who have normal mental health through most of the year.  You may find yourself sleeping too much, having little energy, craving sweets and starchy foods.  Quite often you can help yourself to feel better with a sunlight in the bathroom.  Stand in front of it for a couple of minutes after you get out of the shower.  Also, take advantage of the following

summer2004 014Seven Ways to Restart Your Day:

You just woke up, and you’re on the wrong side of the bed! Is there any way to switch to the other side? Absolutely.

          For those times when your mind is addled, and your center is shaky; open this little black bag of cures and find your beautiful balance!

          As soon as the alarm rings…Spend your first 15 seconds awake planning something nice to do for yourself today. This can really set you up in a good mood–even if it’s just going by the farmers’ market and getting fresh strawberries.

          Get up…The longer you lie there, the more you ruminate, the darker your outlook is likely to become. So get vertical and make a cup of coffee, take a shower, feed the cat.

          Drink…Make that two glasses of water upon awakening, the time when our bodies are dehydrated. Dehydration causes fatigue, which affects your mood.

          Move it…You already know the number one way of chasing away a bad mood: exercise. A workout at the gym sure helps. But even just a few minutes of movement–a fast walk, for example–raises energy and reduces tension.

          Investigate…When you’re dogged by anxiety or the dread you woke up with, try to pinpoint what’s causing it. Did someone say something the day before? Do you have a meeting today you wish you didn’t? Was it the dream you were having when the alarm went off? If you can figure out why you’re upset, that’s halfway to feeling better.

          Be kind and thankful…This isn’t exactly news, but generosity and gratitude are both big contributors to happiness. Do something nice for a stranger or friend and see if you don’t feel better about yourself. Also, jot down three things that you’re grateful for. It seems so simple, but counting your blessings just have a way of making you remember the sun is shining.

          Laugh at yourself…The best comedians point out the mundane aspects of life–relationship strife, a boring job, a closet full of too-tight clothes; they exaggerate those circumstances, and give us a perspective we can laugh about. Look at your own life and try to appreciate the absurdity of what doesn’t go exactly according to plan (the diets, the men, the women, the buzz cut). Acknowledging when we’ve forgotten to set our intentions and allowed our surroundings to get out of control is sometimes a most freeing gift to one’s self.

Two Wolves Centennial Conference 007

One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside all people. He said, “My son, the battle is between two ‘wolves’ inside us all.

One is Evil.  It is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.

The other is Good.  It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.”

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather:  “Which wolf wins?”

The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”

Everything exists for joy.  There is not one other reason for life than joy.  We’ve got nothing to prove to anyone, because nobody other than All-That-Is is watching.  In other words, we’re not trying to get brownie points from some other galaxy.  We’re not trying to get someplace else; we’re not trying to get it done, because there is no ending–we cannot get it done.  Everything exists for the purpose of joy in the moment.

— Abraham

What will fall on the lawn first?  An autumn leaf or a Christmas catalogue?

Autumn is a season for big decisions — like whether or not it’s too late to start spring-cleaning.

The autumn leaves are a lot like raising kids.  First they turn on you, and then they fly away.  And next thing you know, you look out the window and they’re back!

I got tired of looking at all those leaves in my yard, so I got up off the couch and went into action.  I closed the curtains.

I can hardly wait until all the leaves turn brown to match the grass.

Ah yes, summer’s out and autumn’s in.  From swimming pools to football pools.

Now, today’s lawn & garden tip.  If you haven’t found the hedge trimmer yet, forget it. It’s almost time now to lose the leaf rake.

It’s fall, that time when the colors change form green to red to gold — and that’s just the gunk in your swimming pool.

 Autumn is a great time of the year.  Soon those ugly patches of dead grass in your lawn will be covered up — with ugly patches of dead leaves.