Archive for December, 2009

Reverend Clark, Dec. 03,2009

December 5, 2009

With all the activities many of us have this month I wanted to let you know that there will be two meditations here at our office in Campbell that I am hopeful you will add to your calendars; On Friday December 11th we will have our monthly meditation beginning at 7:30 in the evening. Everyone is welcome to join with us in person or in spirit as we celebrate the Christmas Season.

On the morning of Thursday December 31st (3.45AM) Reverend April Lussier will lead a world Peace Meditation aka World Healing Day Event.  Please join us if not physically then spiritually to carry forward our hearts desire for the healing of our planet and for peace to manifest in every heart. 

Some following the morning meditation go out to breakfast at a local restaurant and everyone is welcome to join in.

A little history about the beginning of World Healing Day:

At noon Greenwich time, December 31, 1986, men, women, and children around the world gathered to participate in the most comprehensive prayer activity in history – a planetary affirmation of peace and love, forgiveness and understanding in involving millions of people in a simultaneous global mind link. The purpose: to reverse the polarity of the negative force field in the race of mind, achieve a critical mass of spiritual consciousness, and usher in a new era of Peace on Earth. It was called World Healing Day, the World Instant of Cooperation, World Peace Day – a moment of Oneness to dissolve the sense of separation and return human kind to Godkind. Whatever the term or label, it was the New Beginning in restoring this world to sanity. The majority of individuals and organizations participating were operating under the umbrella of the Planetary Commission, a worldwide non-denominational, non-political movement functioning as an extension of the The Quartus Foundation. It was a grass roots cooperative effort to unite people in a common bond of love and bring our planet back into balance. The first formal announcement of the Commission was made on January 1, 1984, designating December 31, 1986, as World Healing Day. Noon Greenwich time was selected as the time for the healing meditation as it would encompass all time zones during that 24-hour period.

Word quickly spread, and when that moment in time arrived on December 31, 1986, the mind-link totaled more than 500 million people representing all religious faiths on seven continents, in more that seventy countries, and in every state in the U.S. Over 50 spiritual and peace-related organizations around the world participated.

We saw the results in the years that followed: In a report from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, that there was “remarkable progress toward a potentially more peaceful world… There was a clean break in the pattern of a constant increase in the number of major conflicts with which the world had grown accustomed.”

Now the Commission is expanding and gathering strength each year as greater awareness of the Event spreads around the world.

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Reverend Sandy Clark

President

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Center for Creative Living

December 5, 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.

Are you ready to join in the excitement, love and spiritual energies of the Holiday Season? Rev. Doti Boon will be giving a delightful and uplifting sermon called “Joy To The World” and this Sunday the CCL Singers will be enchanting us with some songs of the season!

METAPHYSICAL CLASSES

Holiday Break – will resume January 7, 2010

Happenings at The Center 

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. 6th1pm to 3pm – CCL Choir practices songs for the holidays!

Sun. Dec. 6th3pm 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.

Mon. Dec. 7th – Pearl Harbor Day

Mon. Dec. 7th – 7:00 to 8:30pm – 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.

Last Yoga class of the year – Dec. 21st

Wed. Dec. 9th – No Co-Ed Goddess group in Dec.

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.

Sat. Dec. 19th1 to 3pm – Time to Decorate for the Holiday. Help us Decorate the sanctuary and Holiday Tree. Bring some of your favorite ornaments to hang on the tree to become a part of it’s magic. 

Fri. Dec. 25th11:00am to 3:00pm – Christmas in the Sanctuary – Gathering for Brunch, gift exchange and song!

Life is meant to be a joyous celebration!

              Love and Light,

                           Rev. Doti Boon

Joyfull Noise

December 5, 2009

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

and Inspiration

Photograph by Rev. DeBry 

Editor: Rev. Doti Boon

 http://safedoti@aol.com

Volume 8 page 49 (12-3-09)

It’s a Small World, Taken by Rev. DeBry

AFFIRMATION

I know that my world is Joyful and full of Love.

That time of the year is upon us – when everyone talks about JOY. You get cards wishing you a Joyous Holiday, you hear songs with the word JOY in them, and most of all you are told to “jump for joy.”

          What is JOY? Ask ten different people, and you’ll get ten different opinions. Some people say it is a deeper (higher) level of Happiness. Some say it’s not an emotion at all, like happiness, sadness, anger, etc. Rather, it is a state of being that is outside the emotional realm. That particular statement might confuse some people – How could JOY not be an emotion?

An emotion is invoked by an event that produces a chemical reaction in your body, and your brain has learned, over time, to give names to those different chemical reactions. We’ve come to know what the chemical reaction for anger is, and for happiness, sadness, rage, and so on. I feel that JOY is just a natural state of being within us, that it is ALWAYS there, always waiting for us to embrace it, to bathe in its exquisite splendor and bring it forth. JOY is an essential part of all of us because it lies at our central core of being. It represents our connection to the Divine and resonates with the flow of the Universe when allowed to radiate from our hearts.

When we are in JOY we cannot be in fear and limitation. It permeates every aspect of our lives and enhances our unique contribution to the world, catalyzing our highest potential to live in our full magnificence, in harmony and balance. The resonance of joy and love can change the world!

For many generations, enlightened mystics, gurus, spiritual teachers and even many lay-people who have trained in meditation, yoga, Qi Gong and other types of focus have stated, from their own experiences, that a sure-fire way to experience “real” JOY is to practice one of these quiet disciplines with great sincerity, allowing the energy of the universe to come into you, and you will experience the natural state of JOY. They say that once you’ve sipped from the sweet nectar of pure JOY, you will understand the difference between it and body-driven emotions.

Well, all of the above may be true, or just the fuel for never-ending debate between different modes of expression, experience and philosophy. In any event, it is delicious food for thought. For now, just relax and enjoy the Many Expressions of JOY listed below. Don’t forget to add some of your own!

          Falling in love. Laughing so hard your stomach hurts.  A hot shower.  A special glance. Getting mail that is not junk or bills. Hearing your favorite song on the radio.  Hot towels out of the dryer.  A chocolate milkshake.  A bubble bath.  Giggling.  Thanksgiving at The Beach. A good conversation.

          Finding a $20 bill in your coat. Laughing at yourself. Having someone tell you that you’re wonderful! Friends. Falling in love for the first time. Overhearing someone say something nice about you. Waking up and realizing you still have a few hours left to sleep. Making new friends or spending time with old ones. Playing with a new puppy or kitty. Doing something you really love and having someone whom you respect tell you that you did a good job.

          Sweet dreams.  Hot chocolate.  Road trips with friends.  Getting hugs after church. Swinging on swings. Floating in a warm pool. Watching a good movie cuddled up on a couch with someone you love. Wrapping presents under the tree while eating cookies, listening to Frank Sinatra and drinking eggnog. Song lyrics printed inside your new CD so you can sing along.  Going to a really good concert. Getting butterflies in your stomach every time you see that one special person. Beating your partner at a really competitive game. Making chocolate chip cookies – and eating the cookie dough before you bake them. Clean, fresh sheets. Waking up late and thinking you overslept – then realizing it is your day off.

          Holding hands with someone you care about. Running into an old friend and realizing that some things never change.  Riding the best roller coasters over and over.  Watching the face of someone you care about when they open a present from you.

          A baby’s first real smiles. Seeing a baby’s joy at taking its first steps.  A baby’s belly-laugh.  Hearing a child say “I Love You” when you didn’t say it first.  Watching children performing a dance or a play that they made up.

          Watching the sunrise. Watching the sunset. Swimming with the dolphins. Feeling well again after you have been sick. Eating your favorite ice cream right out of the carton, with a really big spoon…in bed.  Standing up for peoples rights!  Joy is watching a child grow up healthy and happy, and knowing you did your best to protect them from harm. Joy is answering the phone and hearing your grown sons say “I just called to say I Love You.” Joy is getting kisses from your Grandchildren without asking for them. Joy is listening to either Louie Armstrong or Ronnie Grigsby sing “What a Wonderful World.”

“Joy is knowing your purpose. That you were created as an expression of God’s love to all the earth. Joy is knowing that you were designed to be as a rain drop and wherever you land that place will be blessed and nourished with the love of our Creator; God.”

— Pastor Marty McGrail

“If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one to share the beauty of the stars with, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the JOY of each other, the JOY of challenge, the JOY of growth.”

— Mitsugi Saotome

“Sometimes your JOY is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your JOY.”

— Thich Nhat Hanh

“This is the true JOY in life, the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one; the being thoroughly worn out before you are thrown on the scrap heap; the being a force of Nature instead of a feverish selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy.”

— George Bernard Shaw

“During periods of relaxation after concentrated intellectual activity, the intuitive mind seems to take over and can produce the sudden clarifying insights which give so much JOY and delight.”

— Fritjof Capra

“JOY is a net of love by which you can catch souls. A JOYful heart is the inevitable result of a heart burning with love.”

— Mother Teresa

“I asked God for all things, that I might enJOY life. God gave life, that I might enJOY all things.”

— Unknown Author

“It is a higher joy to teach than to be taught. It is good to get justice, but better to do it; fun to have things but more to make them. The happy man is he who lives the life of love, not for the honors it may bring, but for the life itself.”

— R.J. Baughan

          A little boy and girl were singing their favorite carol in church the Sunday before Christmas. The boy concluded “Silent Night” with the words, “Sleep in heavenly beans.”

          “No,” his sister corrected, “not beans, Peas.”

(submitted by Rev. Jan Ewers)

Astrological Updates – December 2009

December 2, 2009

So what is happening astrologically in December?

All time indicated are for Pacific Standard Time.

Here are the basics:

Sun goes into Capricorn at 9:47am PST on December 21st.

Moon– We have TWO Full Moons this month; on Dec 01st and on the 31st.

  • ·        Full Moon – Monday, December 1st, 11:30 pm at 10 Gemini 15.
  • ·        Full Moon – Thursday, December 31st, LUNAR ECLIPSE, 11:13am at 10 Cancer 15.  It is a Partial eclipse that will not be seen by people in North America.  If you are in Asia, Africa, North West Australia and Europe you will see it. See NASA map of eclipse path.  http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/LEplot/LEplot2001/LE2009Dec31P.pdf
  • ·        Two Full Moons in a month – Blue Moon?  Check out this link.  http://http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_moon

 ·        New Moon is on Wednesday, December 16th, 04:02am at 24 Sag 40.

Hmmm, what a way to end the year….Lunar Eclipse as a Blue Moon?  What do you think this means?  Write me, I would love to hear your interpretation!

Mercury goes into Capricorn on Dec 05th at 9:25 am.

  • ·        Mercury Stationary Retrograde on Dec 26th at 6:38am at 22 degrees of Cap.
  • ·        So many presents and gifts will be returned for cash or store credit that the stores will be overwhelmed.

Venus goes into:

  • ·        Sagittarius on Tuesday, December 01 at 2:04 pm and then
  • ·        Capricorn on Friday, December 25th at 10:17am.

Mars is in Leo all month.

  • ·        From the 1st to the 20th of December Mars be will move from 18 degrees of Leo to 20 degrees of Leo. 
  • ·        Then it goes Retrograde, ending the month at 19 degrees of Leo.

Jupiter starts at 21 Aquarius and ends the month at 26 Aquarius.

Saturn starts at 03 Libra and ends the month at 5 degrees of Libra.

Uranus starts and ends the month at 23 degrees of Pisces.

Neptune starts at 24 Aquarius and ends the month at 25 Aquarius.

Pluto starts the month at 02 degrees of Capricorn and ends the month at 03 degrees of Capricorn.

Moons Nodes start the month at 23 Capricorn and end at 22 Capricorn.

MAJOR ASPECTS

  • ·        We still have Saturn in Libra Squaring Pluto in Capricorn all this month. On December 03rd, the Cancer Moon will form a T-square with Saturn and Pluto; apex is Saturn and on December 24th the Libra Moon with form a T-square with Saturn and Pluto; apex is Pluto.
  • ·        Jupiter conjoining Neptune in Aquarius all month. Exact on December 21st at 00:53am. at 23 Aquarius. (Technically when planets conjoin, it is not an aspect, it is a melding of Energies.)
  • ·        Mars in Leo opposite the Jupiter/Neptune combo.
  • ·        In this blog I will address:

v   v    What is a Grand Cross/Square. A Grand Cross or Square, is when four planets are in play.  Two sets of oppositions that square each other.  Technically you can have more than four planets in a Grand Cross if two or more planets are conjoining each other.  This is a challenging aspect that has vast potential.  Other people and social events project the karmic lessons on the person or country.  Going to the spiritual high ground of internal integrity and respecting/setting your boundaries are the fastest ways of getting the Grand Cross to work for you. We will go into how the Cardinal Grand Cross will affect our nation and world next year!

v   v    Jupiter conjoining Neptune.

v   v    And as promised in the last blog why I think there will be an incident on our USA soil.

Jupiter conjoining Neptune

When two planets conjoin they start a new cycle.  This cycle is called a Syzygy…..how is that for a Scrabble word!  As Jupiter moves it goes through all 360 degrees of the zodiacal circle until it conjoins Neptune again.

Jupiter and Neptune are just about to start a new dance that will go on for approximately 12 years. They will meet again on at 23 Pisces on April 11, 2022.

Jupiter expands anything it touches, traditional some of the things Jupiter rules are; optimism, money, religion, faith, learning, long distance travel, freedom, philosophy, prophetic visions and dreams, hips and….. liver inflammation…and so much more!

Neptune brings disintegration or spirituality. Sometimes called the ‘universal solvent”, rules illusion, mists, veils, petroleum, deception and unfretted instruments, film and photograph, art forms that help one escape reality or that bring spiritual meaning, the sea and much more.

As you know planets have good and challenging sides to their nature. 

When you blend the good influences of Jupiter and Neptune you get spiritual charity, big dreams, heightened psychic abilities, idealism, channeled art and etheric music, activate imagination, exploration of the oceans, and large oil deposits discovered – Brazil just announced this on December 1st.

On the challenging side; Religious zeal, being spacey, mind alteration through drugs, big storms over water, dams breaking, major rain storms, big deceptions, big dreams not based in reality, dissolving hope, deceptive financial dealings.

Since Jupiter is the Ruler of Pisces, and Neptune is the co-ruler, there is a huge Piscean tinge to this combination as well as an under current of 12th house matters.

Now toss in Mars in Leo opposite the dynamic duo!  What do you get?

Well let us go back to the Sibly chart of the USA.

The Sibly Chart for USA is cast for 5:10 pm LMT, July 4th 1776 at Philadelphia, PA

In this chart the Third House cusp is 24 degrees of Aquarius.  Jupiter/Neptune are at this degree.

The third house in Mundane astrology, (the astrology for countries). represents; newspapers, the post office, the Internet, any form of disseminating information.  It also represents transportation, roads, rail, and neighboring countries.

Moon of the Sibly Chart is at 27 degrees of Aquarius. 

In Mundane Astrology, the Moon represents the common people, common concerns of the public, crowds and women.

So, what we have is a planned mass deception to the people of the United States of American, possible attack on our soil or our weak financial structure.   If the plan is detected on December 19th, they will have to retreat and reorganize.  If not, December 24th will have more than Santa coming down the chimney.  The focus will be transportation (3rd house issues), or a mass postal/internet scam.

Another possibility is major storms effecting transportation.

Some of the astrological factors for this dire prediction are:

1.     1.     Transiting Sun and Pluto conjoin at 3 Capricorn on Dec 24th, in the Sibly charts first house, opposite the Sibyl charts Venus/Jupiter 3 and 5 Capricorn, 7th house. 

2.     2.     The transiting Moons nodes were at 3 Capricorn on September 11th, 2001.

3.     3.     Transiting Uranus 22 Pisces (3rd house) opposite Sibly Neptune 22 Virgo. (9th house)

4.     4.     Mars goes retrograde on Dec 20th.

5.     5.     Mercury goes retrograde on Dec 26th.

6.     6.     Jupiter conjoins Neptune on Dec 20th.

7.     7.     Pluto is apex of a T-square on Dec 24th.

8.     8.     For those of you that use asteroids…Juno shows death and destruction…..her dark side. She was opposite the Sibly Pluto as she conjoined the Sibly Vertex…… on 9-11.  She is on the Sibly IC – Dec 21th, at 1 Aries.

9.     9.     And the icing on the cake is that the year ends in an eclipse.

From around December 15th through the end of the year we have challenging astrological aspects. If you don’t have to travel don’t.  With Mercury and Mars retro, who knows where your bags will end up!

These are not easy times.  Keep our first family in your prayers….they are vulnerable during this time frame. 

Remember, “This to shall pass”.   Keep love in your heart, your friend’s laughter in your soul and your thoughts positive and productive.

To learn more about Traditional Western Astrology go to Deb Houlding SUPERB!!! Website http://http://www.skyscript.co.uk

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, suite #300

San Mateo, Ca 94403

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My next Women’s retreat will be the weekend of May 21st 2010 in the Santa Cruz Mountains. 

Yes, it was changed from May 14th.  Another group desperately wanted that date, so I changed with them. 

Peace to all!