Archive for September, 2010

The Fall edition of our UCM Magazine is now online.

September 29, 2010

Cover Art by Reverend Mary Rico

The link to the magazine is:

http://http://issuu.com/UCMMag/docs/ucm_fall_2010_edition_5

There will also be a link to the magazine from our webpage hopefully sometime this week.

It is our hope you will, if you have not already, subscribe to the UCM Magazine. When you do this you can comment, rate, and for each new person we get a better profile on different search engines. If you have a smart phone like the Droid or IPhone you can download an Issuu Application that allows you to receive us via your phone, and it is all free!

We encourage you to submit articles for the magazine. You do not have to be a UCM member to do so. Articles need to be in Word Format, approximately 800-900 words. Pictures for the article should be sent separately, jpg is preferred but not mandatory. We also ask for a short bio of yourself and a picture if you would like. Submissions should be sent tohttp:// staff@u-c-m.org .  The deadline for our next issue is December 1, 2010. The focus for the Winter Issue is The Healing Arts.

With Light and Love,

Sandy Clark

President

Universal Church of the Master

100 W Rincon #101

Campbell CA 95008

408.370.6519

www.u-c-m.org

Astrology October 2010

September 23, 2010

So what is happening astrologically in October 2010?

All time indicated are for Pacific Daylight Time.

*Note:  My Sacred Retreat for women is on the weekend of Oct 29-31.

See info at the end of the blog. 

Here are the Astrological basics:

Sun goes into Scorpio at 05:35am on Saturday, October 23rd. 

Moon

  • New Moon – Thursday, October   7th at 14 Libra at 11:44am
  • Full Moon (Blood Moon) – Friday, October 22nd at 29 degrees Aries at 06:37pm. 

Mercury starts October at 27 degrees of Virgo

  • Goes in Libra on Sunday, October  03rd at 08:04am
  • Goes into Scorpio Wednesday, October 20 at 02:19pm
  • Ends the month at 18 degrees of Scorpio

Venus starts October at 12 degrees of Scorpio

  • Goes Retrograde on October 08th at 0:06am
  • Ends the month at Retrograde 04 degrees of Scorpio
  • In traditional astrology,
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Mars starts October at 12 degrees of Scorpio

  • Goes into Sagittarius on Wednesday, October 27 at 11:48pm
  • Ends the month at 03 degrees of Sagittarius.
  • Mars

Jupiter starts October at Retrograde 28 degrees of Pisces

  • Ends the month at 24 degrees of Pisces Retrograde
  • Jupiter rules Pisces. 

Saturn starts October at 08 Libra

  • Ends the month at 11 degrees of Libra
  • Saturn is exalted in Libra.  Libra is not his sign, but to him, it is like visiting a four star hotel.

Uranus starts October at 28 degrees of Pisces Retrograde

  • Ends the month at 27 Pisces

Neptune starts October at 26 Aquarius. Retrograde 

  • End ends the month at 26 Aquarius. Retrograde

Pluto starts October at 03 Capricorn.

  • Ends the month at 03 Capricorn.  

Moons Mean Node start October at 07 Capricorn

Here are some highlights for October:

The first week of October starts with Venus and Mars conjoining.  On October 3rd they will be… one…OOMMM…. at 12 degrees of Scorpio!  Lady Gaga and the stock market watch out!

The Opportunity: This combo arouses strong desires, physical passions, and artistic creativity. 

Physical activities from belly dancing to paint ball games are enjoyed. The word Party goes to another dimension.

It is a time for gender change operations, cross dressing or leather fantasies.

If you do Shamanic work or sexual magick, October 1st through 7th is the time to do it, the 3rd being the most optimum time. 

Also it is a great time to create a body for a soul to enter; the parents in love and reverence have Divine love/sex honoring the sacred contract they have previously written for the child and each other.

May every child be loved, wanted and planned by kind, wise parents!!!

The Challenge:  Obsessions, stalking, revenge, so called honor killings,

covert financial dealings, forced marriages, the drug wars will reach a pinnacle.

The Sun and Saturn are conjoined within 5 degrees the first week of October.  Along with what else is happening, the financial sector goes to the next phase of trying to correct the global financial crisis.  And after months of overt and covert meetings, the powers that be are putting the finishing touches on their negotiated plan. Will it work?  We will see an indicator of what direction the plan takes at the end of this month….last 9 days.

For the big picture; the economic system of the world will continue to falter.  

In the USA; single home housing will continue a downward trend as apartment and condo construction increases. Unemployment will be in the double digits this month. 

Commodities will increase in popularity.

Jupiter and Uranus are conjoined in last 05 degrees of Pisces all month; having a one degree difference at the start of the month to a three degree at the end. 

The Challenge:  Religious zealots, financial fluctuations, hurricanes, floods and electrical storms will continue to plaque us.  Radical political views will escalate. Protests galore!

The Opportunity:  What a good time for new money making ideas!   Many wonderful inventions will be traced back to this time.  If you are the type that always sees inventions on TV that you thought of months or years before, this is a month for you to get a journal and write down your ideas…. no matter how bizarre they seem.

Start marketing your ideas on October 15th.

Having Jupiter and Uranus conjoined in Pisces along with Venus and Mars conjoined in Scorpio makes for an amazing time of insight. 

Truly it is the time of the Phoenix. But is the phoenix rising out of its ashes?  This is what I imagine.

The Phoenix says to the Griffin,” Hey pal, do you smell something burning?”

Peace to all!

Remember:  Think Globally, Act Locally!  Get involved in your local city politics.  The change starts with you.

Starting September 12, 2010 Reverend Felecia Mulvany and I will be teaching a 9 month intensive Advanced Healers course at UCM HQ in Campbell. These classes may be taking separately. 

12 students are currently enrolled.

For more information http://www.elizabethabarton.com/ under event tab

The San Francisco Astrological Society, a 501C educational organization , will start Satellite teaching groups in Marin, Sonoma, Oakland, San Francisco and on the Peninsula….I will be teaching in San Mateo.  It starts October 7th.

Go to http://www.sfastrologicalsociety.com for more information.

 

RETREAT:  My next Women’s retreat will be the weekend of October 29-31, in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

This is an intimate retreat for 13 women only! 

This retreat is a time for women to connect with the Divine Feminine.

It is a time for women to explore their personal power and spirit.

We will create Sacred Ceremony invoking the Great Goddess.  We will also learn Spell Work and Candle Magick for manifestation. I only teach White/good Magick.

The veil between the worlds is the thinnest during Samhain/Halloween.  We will also honor our ancestors and those who have gone to the other side.

The retreat is located at Salamander Camp which is less than 10 minutes outside of Los Gatos in the Santa Cruz Mountains.  You would never know you are near a city.

You will also have the opportunity to participate in arts and crafts, meditation, movement and dance, hiking, chanting, drumming- rattling, Sisterhood, self-care, Magick and quiet time.  .

Salamander Camp has three huge yurts; one is the kitchen, one for ceremonial work and one for sleeping (beds and futons). 

It has showers, complete kitchen, wood burning stoves for heat, composting toilets, electricity, hot tub, labyrinth, fairy grotto, hiking trails, and two old growth Redwoods.

This retreat is a retreat.  You will have lots of time to yourself: to walk in the forest, sit by the stream and mediate, read, journal, hot tub, or whatever your heart desires.

Picture yourself at night, floating in a redwood hot tub, gazing at thousands of stars as you smell the smell of the forest!  The only sound is the union of your breath and the breeze.  Ah!  I am there already!

The price includes all your meals and lodging.  The meals are delicious and organic. Please tell me if you have any dietary restrictions so we can make you your own delicious food.

Arrival: Friday 2-5pm

Depart: Sunday 5 pm

info@elizabethabarton.com

(650) 572-8850

The cost is $250 for three days and two nights, if you pay in full prior to September 15th.

$275.00 is you pay in full from September 15t to October 15th.

$300 after October 15th.

Peace and Love, Elizabeth!  Until we meet…blessings to you!

Elizabeth A. Barton

CMT, Energy worker

Professional Astrologer

Vice President of the

San Francisco Astrological Society                  Picture of orb on Lamas 2010

2555 Flores Street, suite #300

San Mateo, Ca 94403

(650) 572-8850

www.elizabethabarton.com

http://elizabethabarton@comcast.net

For an astrological consultation, massage or Energy healing, call or E-mail me.

Gift Certificates available

To learn more about Traditional Western Astrology go to Deb Houldings superb website http://www.skyscript.co.uk/ 

To look for charts go to http://www.astro.com/

A great astrology AP for your I-phone is by KT the Astrologer; formally Kelli Fox, the creator of Astrology.com.  The free edition is better than the one you pay for.

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

Joyful Noise

September 23, 2010

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

 

Editor: Rev. Doti Boon

safedoti@aol.com

Vol. 9 pg. 38 (09-23-10)

AFFIRMATION

I am excited and enthusiastic about Life!

 

          How do you become enthusiastic about life? I watched folks entering church last Sunday. Some were smiling, laughing and welcoming others and there were people who had a slight frown, didn’t smile and even during the hilarious service by humorist Scott Kalechstein, wore a worried face. It seemed they were determined not to enjoy themselves. And I started thinking about what it took to be “enthused.”

          Have you ever met people who, no matter what they’re working on, no matter what they are encountering in life, they bubble over with enthusiasm? It’s like they are their own personal cheerleading squad. They refuse to get discouraged, no matter how many things go wrong. They believe so much in what they’re doing that nothing deters them. And, through their remarkable enthusiasm and their eternal optimism, they refuse to give in to negativism.

          Many of you who have been to the Center for Creative Living have met some of these wonderfully enthusiastic people and interestingly they are usually the busiest! It would seem that doing nothing, sitting at home and having plenty of time on your hands – doesn’t necessarily spell happiness, enjoyment or even a degree of contentment! Isn’t that amazing? We are taught that when you “retire” you will be happy, enthusiastic and joyful. And yet, it would appear that the people who continue to go out socially, volunteer for meaningful charities, exercise daily and have loads of friends tend to thrive and live a better life!

          Wow, what would it take to be more enthusiastic? Or, do we stay the same way we have been? Dale Carnegie, author of the classic book, How to Win Friends and Influence People, once said, “Act enthusiastic and you will be enthusiastic.” While gaining a real sense of enthusiasm takes a little more work than that, embracing Carnegie’s attitude can get you started. The following is a list of things that might get you kick-started on your enthusiastic and enlivened path:

1.  Take a full inventory, especially focusing on where you’re negative or pessimistic.  Then study where you already have some enthusiasm. Yep – there is some enthusiasm in all of us. It might be babies, puppies, kittens, and a walk on the beach, a funny movie or old I Love Lucy videos. But – there is some buried there somewhere.

2. Look at what’s behind any negativity and continue to work on increasing your enthusiasm.  When you experience challenges and setbacks in life, I realize it’s difficult to be enthusiastic.  Call a friend, go to church, ride a roller coaster – or contact a life coach, counselor, and friendly minister or maybe just practice smiling!

          3.  Cultivate a positive, optimistic attitude by examining where you’re already enthusiastic.  Meditate upon your current enthusiasm and positive spirits a few times a day.  Over time, you should find your enthusiasm increasing.

          4.  Seek out things you’re genuinely enthusiastic about.  Start with what you’re already enthusiastic about, and find similar things to add to the list.  Joining groups that share your interests, either online or in person, is one easy way to find what you’re enthusiastic about.

          5.  Spend time with people who are sincerely enthusiastic and have no problem expressing it.  Being around this sort of person can make it easier to display your own enthusiasm.

          6.  Change your behavior to reflect enthusiasm.  Instead, if you feel enthusiastic on the inside, let it come to the outside. Keep Smiling!

          7.  Widen your circle of enthusiasm.  The more things you can find to be enthusiastic about, the more enthusiasm can become your natural trait. Don’t forget – splashing in a fountain, squirting someone with a squirt gun, running through the sprinklers – or riding that roller coaster!

          Remember – you can bring enthusiasm to a whole new level – and it will become contagious. You can’t be a “Wow!” person without having some of it spill over onto others. Before you know it, you will be having new friends with new visions – asking you to help them become more alive! Enthusiasm is an important part of living a long, happy and wonderful life – surrounded by delightful friends and feeling better in your mental, emotional, spiritual and physical being.

          For me – I am so enthusiastic about this coming Sunday’s speaker – Carol Lynn Pearson – I am yelling her name from the rooftops – contacting everyone I know, emailing, phoning, going on Facebook and even taking out an ad in the Metro. Every time I think of her visiting our small center – I break out into a smile. My idol is coming to San Jose – and she is visiting us! Whoopee! Snoopy dance time!

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.”  Helen Keller

“Enthusiasm is excitement with inspiration, motivation, and a pinch of creativity.” Bo Bennett

“Enthusiasm is contagious – be a carrier.” Susan Rabin

“Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“None are as old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.” Henry David Thoreau

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FUNNIES, FOR YOUR SPIRITUAL and PHYSICAL PLEASURE

When I go to events and concerts, there’s a lot of people that yell ‘Woo!’ or ‘Yeah!’ when they like something.

          Zach Galifianakis 

At 85 years old Mrs. Jones gave up her apartment in New York to move to Ft. Lauderdale.  She was given the name of a Florida realtor, who enthusiastically drove her all over Ft. Lauderdale, extolling the virtues of every apartment they looked at.

“And this one, what a steal,” he exclaimed, “the investment of a lifetime. Why, in ten years it’s going to be worth three times…”

“Sonny,” interrupted Mrs. Jones “at my age, I don’t even buy green bananas!”

Center for Creative Living

September 23, 2010

All are welcome to Sunday Celebrations 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. Sunday Celebration is from 10:00 to 11:30am. Dress is casual and Kids are welcome. Spiritual energies, food, hugs and music are lovingly available!

          Please join our honored guest Carol Lynn Pearson as she presents an amazing sermon on “Widening our Circle.” Carol Lynn is an American poet, author, screenwriter, and playwright.  She studied music and theater at Brigham Young University, where she won the award for Best Actress two years in a row.

          Pearson is probably best known for her book Goodbye, I Love You and the LDS musical, My Turn On Earth. Her play Facing East, about a Mormon family dealing with the suicide of a gay son, opened Off Broadway on 29 May 2007.  She also wrote One on the Seesaw, a lighthearted book about raising a family as a single parent.

          1:00 to 3:00 Ms. Pearson will be presenting a workshop entitled “Magic of Coincidences.” The fee is $25; it will be an exceptionally amazing and magical workshop.

          Also – wonderful music will be played – in honor of Carol Lynn Pearson’s 71st birthday on September 27th!

Center Happenings

Sunday Celebrations – Every Sunday 10am to 11:30. Go to www.doti.info

Sept. 23rd – Beginning of Autumn- Fall Equinox

Thurs. Sept. 23rd 7:00 to 9:00 The Seven Gifts with Dr. Ayleen Augustine.  Join Dr. Ayleen for an amazing journey that covers all basic aspects of druidic traditions and opens doors into practicing modern day Druidry. This 7 part series of classes will explore the Seven Gifts of Druidry and how these gifts can deepen your connection to and working with Earth-based energies.

Since childhood, Dr. Ayleen has been a student of Druidic traditions. For the past 6 years she has studied several indigenous spiritual and healing traditions which she blends into her chiropractic practice. In addition to her training as a chiropractor, she is a massage therapist and is also certified as a Reiki and Matrix practitioner. Class dates: 9/23, 10/14, 10/28, 11/11, 12/9, 1/13/11, 1/27/11 register http://dr.ayleen@the-healing-house.com or 408) 372-2840.

Cost: $25.00 per session for general public and $20.00 per session for Divine Events members and CCL church members.

Sun. Sept 26th – Carol Lynn Pearson – service “Widening the Circle” and workshop “Magic of Coincidences” 1 to 3 for $25.

Mon. Sept. 27th 7:30 to 9:00 – GENTLE YOGA with the delightful Krishanpriya (Laura Marshall), certified Yoga instructor. You will be doing specific asanas (poses) that benefit a part of the back. Magical Ones reviewed each session to round out practice. Pranayama (Breathing) exercises – and Guided Meditation in every class Cost is $100 for the set, $60 for 5, $15 drop in. FIRST CLASS FREE yogadevi09@Yahoo.com

Tues. Sept. 28th 6:30 to 8:30 Meditation with Norbeth, Dr. Ayleen and Friends – Donation

Please join our meetup and you will be automatically notified of up coming events, workshops, classes, Sunday Celebration speakers, etc. http://http://www.meetup.com/Creative-Living-at-the-Center

Have a nice day, unless you already have other plans. Whatever you observe, watch or enjoy – know that Bliss is the ultimate spiritual celebration.

Love and Light,

Rev. Doti Boon

When You’re Down to Nothing God is Up to Something

P S from Reverend Clark:

September 23, 2010

We have Chocolate treats now in the office. You do not even have to say “Trick or Treat” to get one or two! When I was at the store to get the treats I could not decide between two different types of treats, so I bought them both! Please come in and visit us and have some Chocolate. While you are visiting us you can also view our “Angel Corner” which has some angels, cards, and goddess necklaces for purchasing. The holidays are almost upon us and you just might find something here that is the perfect gift or card for someone you know.

Our online magazine is available to view through our website by going to www.u-c-m.org and clicking on the cover of our current issue. There is also now an apps program enabling you to view the magazine on your phone.

From the browser on your phone type in m.issuu.com you can then choose between a Droid or IPhone and the application will download. You can then search UCM, subscribe and read. Several of our issues now have 5 star ratings!

I remember when a phone was attached to the wall, and an operator made the call for you. Times have certainly changed.

You can also access our magazine by using the following link from your computer.

http://issuu.com/ucmmag/docs/ucm_summer_2010http://

Enjoy! We ask that you subscribe, there is no charge, and it helps us get more recognition.

We are part of the Associate Program offered by Amazon.com

This means when you enter their website through ours, UCM receives a commission on your purchases. Should you need to leave the website before completing your purchase you need to again go through our web site for us to receive the commission.

The Joyful Noise Newsletter is sent directly from our UCM office. If you would like to forward this email to friends and/or family, please do so. For those of you who are not on our “Joyful Noise” email list and would like to receive this directly from us, there is a subscribe link below, or you can subscribe on our website at www.u-c-m.org. Select Contact Us, Newsletter.

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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

Center for Creative Living

September 18, 2010

All are welcome to Sunday Celebrations 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. Sunday Celebration is from 10:00 to 11:30am. Dress is casual and Kids are welcome. Spiritual energies, food, hugs and music are lovingly available!

          Join us this Sunday as we welcome the incredible Scott “Kalechstein” Grace with his sermon of “Grace – Yes, It’s Amazing.” He will also be conducting the “Conscious Relationship Workout,” filled with inspiration, tools, music, wisdom and laughter for the relationship journey.  Suitable for those starting a relationship, ending a relationship, in a relationship, wanting a relationship, or for those who have sworn off relationships and would like some healing about that.  Singles, couples, and those who defy all categories are welcome.

          $25 suggested love offering for the workshop; nobody turned away due to paying less or more.

CCL METAPHYSICAL CLASSES

Thursday Sept. 16th 7pm to 9pm $15. or 2 for $25.

Spiritual Protection and Self-Defense with Rev. Corky Whitacre

Open to the Public and for Licentiate Ministerial Credit

Sat. Sept. 18th 11am to 5pm $50. EarthBound Entity Releasement Technique (EBERT) with Rev. Corky Whitacre, CHt

Includes: Lecture, Manual and Lunch $50.

This is an introduction (condensed to one day) to the EBERT training. EBERT is a “must have” for the Lightworkers’ toolbox. If you have already completed the 2-day EBERT workshop you are welcome to join in for FREE. EarthBound Entity Releasement Technique is a four-step process used to detect the presence of an EBE; detach it from the person, place or thing it has infected; release it from the earth plane by persuading it to go to the Light; then teach the “host” how to protect and stay clear of future attachments. Learn these four steps and you can release EBEs from yourself, family, friends, pets, workplace, neighborhood, hospitals, jails—places where tragedy and/or mass destruction has struck anywhere in the world.

If you attended the 2-hour, Thursday night class, you are welcome for half price ($25). If you can’t afford it, come and let us work on you…you become the demo…how can you lose?

** You will find a list and calendar of all CCL classes and events at www.doti.info at our meetup www.meetup.com/Creative-Living-at-the-Center/calendar/list/ **Please join our meetup to be notified of upcoming classes and events.

Center Happenings

Sunday Celebrations – Every Sunday 10am to 11:30.

Body/Spirit Work by Michael Berry After Sunday Celebrations.

Call for appt. (408)509-0764 Foot Magic Special 55 minutes for $25! Relaxed, refreshed and grounded with Michael’s hands on your feet. 

Sept. 17, 18, 19, and 20 from 9:30 to 6:00pm Huna Spiritual Training If you are called to the energies of Hawaii, want to know what the magic and secret is to rapid release and painless release of long held negative feelings and self-sabotaging inner talk, join us for this powerful evening. You will learn about one of the most ancient shamanic wisdom traditions in the world, known as Huna. Understand why shamanism is playing such an important role in the Great Transition we are now experiencing and how you can help.

Huna Spiritual Training – Accelerated Personal Transformation with Julie Hawkins and Chris Kahl. www.spiritualandnoeticstudies.com Certification Program for Practitioners

Sun. Sept. 19th – 1:00 to 3:00 – The Conscious Relationship Workout. (See first page for description)

Sun. Sept. 19th – Choir Rehearsal, choir is invited to attend Scott “Kalechstein” Grace workshop in lieu of rehearsal.

Mon. Sept. 20th – 7:30 to 9:00 – GENTLE YOGA – with the delightful Krishanpriya (Laura Marshall), certified Yoga instructor. You will be doing specific asanas (poses) that benefit a part of the back. Magical Ones reviewed each session to round out practice. Pranayama (Breathing) exercises – and Guided Meditation in every class Cost is $100 for the set, $60 for 5, $15 drop in. FIRST CLASS FREE yogadevi09@Yahoo.com

Tuesday, Sept. 21st – 6:30 to 8:30 – DRUMMING CIRCLE with Norbeth Granado, Dr. Ayleen Augestine and friends – Donation.   Join us with your drum or play one of ours for fun and spiritual energetics.

Wed. Sept. 22nd – Movie night – Cancelled this month

Sept. 23rd – Beginning of Autumn- Fall Equinox

Sept. 23rd – The Seven Gifts – 7:00 to 9:00 in the sanctuary.

Join Dr. Ayleen Augustine for an amazing journey that will cover all basic aspects of druidic traditions and open a door into practicing modern day Druidry. This 7 part series of classes will explore the Seven Gifts of Druidry and how through these gifts you can deepen your connection to and work with Earth-based energies.

Class dates: 9/23, 10/14, 10/28, 11/11, 12/9, 1/13/11, 1/27/11

Cost is $25 per session for the general public and $20 for Divine Events and CCL church members. For more info or to register, email http://dr.ayleen@the-healing-house.com or call (408) 372-2840

*Dr. Ayleen Augustine, D.C., M.T., Reiki Practitioner   *www.the-healing-house.com

Sun. Sept 26th – Carol Lynn Pearson – service “Widening the Circle” and workshop “Magic of Coincidences” – 1 to 3, $25.

Mon. Sept. 27th – 7:30 to 9:00 – GENTLE YOGA

Tuesday, Sept. 28th – 6:30 to 8:30 – Meditation Circle

Whatever you observe, watch or enjoy – know that Bliss is the ultimate spiritual celebration.

Love and Light,

Rev. Doti Boon

‘When You’re Down to Nothing God is Up to Something’

P.S. Reverend Clark

September 17, 2010

Is it just me, or do you smell fall in the air? This past week in the mornings as I have been walking, the air just smells different. The temperature is a bit cooler and I feel a sense of change in the energy around me.

Yes for those of you wondering, the squirrels are busy darting about along the patio fence. So far the plants have not been disturbed. I continue to visualize a calm and peaceful patio undisturbed by visiting four-footed animals!

We have put out some fall decorations in the office getting ready for next month’s Halloween holiday. As a child I loved Halloween, afraid to admit it was because of all the candy! Must have been when I developed my sweet tooth and love for Chocolate. Which reminds me, I need to go to the store and get some treats to have available for those of you who drop in to visit us here in the office. Yes there will be chocolate!

Our online magazine is available to view through our website by going to http://www.u-c-m.org and clicking on the cover of our current issue. There is also now an apps program enabling you to view the magazine on your phone.

From the browser on your phone type in m.issuu.com you can then choose between a Droid or IPhone and the application will download. You can then search UCM, subscribe and read. Several of our issues now have 5 star ratings!

I remember when a phone was attached to the wall, and an operator made the call for you. Times have certainly changed.

You can also access our magazine by using the following link from your computer.

http://issuu.com/ucmmag/docs/ucm_summer_2010

Enjoy! We ask that you subscribe, there is no charge, and it helps us get more recognition.

We are part of the Associate Program offered by Amazon.com

This means when you enter their website through ours, UCM receives a commission on your purchases. Should you need to leave the website before completing your purchase you need to again go through our web site for us to receive the commission.

The Joyful Noise Newsletter is sent directly from our UCM office. If you would like to forward this email to friends and/or family, please do so. For those of you who are not on our “Joyful Noise” email list and would like to receive this directly from us, there is a subscribe link below, or you can subscribe on our website at www.u-c-m.org. Select Contact Us, Newsletter.

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

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

A Joyful Noise!

September 13, 2010

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

Editor: Rev. Doti Boon

http://safedoti@aol.com

Vol. 9 pg. 36 (09-09-10)

Affirmation

I know God loves laughter

          Last week’s service was a fun-packed time. Scout Bartlett was entertaining, humorous and very spiritual in his talk. The fun continued to be expressed in our community enjoyment of fantastic soul soothing food and joyous merriment.

          Having spent some months doing stand-up in San Francisco: yep, your Rev. Boon was a comedian for a short stint, I realize how important it is for people to have laughter in their heads and hearts.

          And, most importantly laughing at yourself dissolves most of the depression, anxiety and craziness in your present life.

          Rev. Corky Whitacre has the most contagious laugh. If you haven’t heard it – get one of our Sunday Celebration CDs and hear for yourself. It will make you smile, giggle a bit and finally guffaw – without knowing what was funny. Or better yet – have her repeat a joke in a crowd. Because, the sound of roaring laughter is far more contagious than any cough, sniffle, or sneeze. When laughter is shared, it binds our CCL family together and increases happiness and intimacy. In addition to the domino effect of joy and amusement, laughter also triggers healthy physical changes in the body.

Humor and laughter strengthen immune systems, boost energy, diminish pain, and protect from the damaging effects of stress. Best of all, this medicine is fun, free, and easy to use.

 “Your sense of humor is one of the most powerful tools you have to make certain that your daily mood and emotional state support good health.”  Paul E. McGhee, Ph.D.

Laughter relaxes the whole body. A good, laugh relieves tension and stress, leaving your muscles relaxed for up to 45 minutes after.

Laughter boosts the immune system.  It increases immune cells and infection-fighting antibodies; improving resistance to disease.

Laughter triggers the release of endorphins; Endorphins promote an overall sense of well-being and can even temporarily relieve pain.

Laughter protects the heart. One recent study from the University of Texas found those who chuckled while watching a comedy increased the dilation of blood vessels by one-fifth for up to 24 hours; when they watched a serious documentary, arteries actually constricted by 18%. “When you’re happy, your body releases feel-good neurochemicals, which can have numerous favorable effects on the body.” David Katz, MD, Yale University School of Medicine.

Laughter and humor help you stay emotionally healthy

Humor helps you keep a positive, optimistic outlook through difficult situations, disappointments, and loss. Laughter gives you the courage and strength to find new sources of meaning and hope. In the most difficult of times, a laugh– a smile–makes you feel better.

The link between laughter and mental health

Laughter dissolves distressing emotions. You can’t feel anxious, angry, or sad when you’re laughing.

Laughter helps you relax and recharge. It reduces stress and increases energy; enables you to stay focused and accomplish more.

Humor shifts perspective, allows you to see situations in a less threatening light. A humorous perspective creates psychological distance, which can help you avoid feeling overwhelmed.

Laughing with others is more powerful than laughing alone

Shared laughter is one of the most effective tools for keeping relationships fresh and exciting. Emotional sharing builds strong and lasting relationship bonds, but sharing laughter and play adds joy, vitality, and resilience. Laughter unites people during difficult times.

 

Using humor and laughter in relationships allows you to:

Be more spontaneous. Humor gets you out of your head and away from your troubles.

Let go of defensiveness. Laughter helps you forget judgments, criticisms, and doubts.

Release inhibitions. Your fear of holding back and holding on are set aside.

Laughter is your birthright; Infants begin smiling during the first weeks of life and laugh out loud within months of being born. Even if you did not grow up in a household where laughter was a common sound, you can learn to laugh at any stage of life.

Begin by setting aside times to seek out humor and laughter, as you might with working out, and build from there. Eventually, you’ll want to incorporate humor and laughter into your life, in everything.

Here are some ways to start:

Smile. Smiling is the beginning of laughter – practice smiling.

Count your blessings. Make a list. Seeing good things in your life distances you from negative thoughts barrier to humor and laughter.

When you hear laughter, move toward it. Sometimes humor and laughter are private, a shared joke among a small group. More often, people are very happy to share something funny because it gives them an opportunity to laugh again and feed off the humor you find in it. When you hear laughter, seek it out and ask, “What’s funny?”

Spend time with fun, playful people. These are people who laugh easily–both at themselves and at life’s absurdities–and who routinely find the humor in everyday events. Their playful point of view and laughter are contagious. Join us at CCL for fun and spiritual joy!

FUNNIES, FOR YOUR SPIRITUAL and PHYSICAL PLEASURE

          Hebrew Lesson

At the Henry Street Hebrew School, the rabbi finished the

day’s lesson. It was now time for the usual question period.

“Rabbi,” asked little Melvin, “there’s something I need to

know.”

“What’s that, my child?” asked the rabbi.

“Well, according to the Scriptures, the Children of Israel

crossed the Red Sea, right?”       

“Right.”

“And the Children of Israel built the Temple, right?”

“Again you are correct.”

“And the Children of Israel fought the Egyptians, and the

Children of Israel fought the Romans, and the Children of

Israel were always doing something important, right?”

“All that is correct,” agreed the rabbi. “So what’s your

question?”

“What I need to know is this,” demanded Melvin. “What Were?

all the grown-ups doing?”

Submitted by Rev. Jan Ewers

            A burglar broke into a house one night. While shining his flashlight around him heard, “Jesus is watching you.”

          Scared – he waited a bit. He started removing wires from the electronics and again heard, “Jesus is watching you.”

          His flashlight beam came to rest on a parrot. “Did you say that?”

          “Yep,” the parrot said. “Just trying to warn you” he squawked

            “Who do you think you are?” the burglar chided.

          “Moses,” replied the parrot.

          “Moses?” the burglar laughed. “What kind of people would name a bird Moses?

          “The same kind of people who would name a Rottweiler Jesus!”

P S from Reverend Clark:

September 13, 2010

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I remember when a phone was attached to the wall, and an operator made the call for you. Times have certainly changed.

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Center for Creative Living

September 13, 2010

Dear Ones,

Here is an explanation of Scott “Kalechstein” Grace’s upcoming church service and workshop – in Scott’s own letter.  For more information about Scott and to check out his extensive CDs, and workshops go to www.scottsongs.com.

SUNDAY IN SAN JOSE – September 19th

I will be speaking and singing at an extremely spiritual and fun church 

called the Center For Creative Living in San Jose on September 19th 

between 10 and 11:30 AM. This is one of my favorite churches to visit. 

They are a church for people who don’t like church. Nothing shocks 

them, and they welcome my outrageousness. So, I hold nothing back. 

Yippee!

After the service there will be lunch, and then I will lead a workshop 

called The Conscious Relationship Workout, filled with inspiration, 

tools, music, wisdom and laughter for the relationship journey. It 

will be suitable for those starting a relationship, ending a 

relationship, in a relationship, wanting a relationship, or for those 

who have sworn off relationships and would like some healing about 

that. Singles, couples, and those who defy all categories are welcome.

$25 suggested love offering for the workshop, nobody turned way due to 

paying less or more.

The church is at 1460 Koll Circle, Suite C, San Jose, CA 95112.

Hope to see you here or there during this weekend.

Warmly,

Scott

Isn’t that great?  I appreciate being called a spiritual and outrageous church.  That really defines The Center For Creative Living.  Hope you can join us for the Sunday service.  Please call the office to make reservations.

And be sure to mark your calendar for the internationally known and admired author and actress – Carol Lynn Pearson who will be doing a service and a workshop on the 26th of September.  The service is “Widening the Circle” and the $25. workshop is “Magic of Coincidences.” You can check her out at www.clpearson.com.

If you don’t receive the Joyful Noise this week – please call the UCM (Universal Church of the Master) office at (408)370-6519.  The Noise comes out weekly and keeps you advised of the upcoming events at the Center.

Love and Light,

Rev. Doti Boon

Center for Creative Living

1460 Koll Circle “C”

San Jose CA  95112

(408)392-9090

www.doti.in