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Joyful Noise

October 29, 2010

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

 

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Editor: Rev. Doti Boon

http://safedoti@aol.com

Vol. 9 pg. 43 (10-28-10)

AFFIRMATION

On Halloween, when the veil is thin between the two worlds,

I acknowledge those who have gone before.

In honor of Samhain and Day of the Dead

Samhain   Two thousand years ago in the Celtic lands of present day France, Ireland and Great Britain, what we now call Halloween was known as Samhain (pronounced SAW-wan, or Saw-en). The New Year festival Samhain Day itself (which went from sunset to sunset) did not belong to either the outgoing year or the incoming year. Instead it was a special day outside of time.

On Samhain, the world of the living was considered to be in close connect with the spiritual world of departed ancestors and supernatural forces. This closeness was symbolized by the donning of costumes and by communal rites to celebrate the harvest (the life force), invoke good fortune and ward off evil.

          As Christianity began to supplant the old, earth-related religion that evolved from Celtic and Pagan spirituality, it changed some of its holidays, customs and symbols. Samhain was Christianized into All Hallowed’s Day, or All Saints’ Day. A day to honor the departed – especially all saints without a special name day of their own. Also like Samhain, celebrants would go from house to house on the eve of the Holiday (Hallowed Eve) to receive food (soul cakes) and they would also make bonfires to “defeat darkness with light.” This has become our modern day Halloween.

          During the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, western patriarchal culture, fueled by the fear of women, (especially older, independent women) promoted a monster known as the Witch. And some Pagans find the classic Halloween caricature of the Crone to be deeply offensive. Others just smile.

Frequent crop failures, famines, global weather changes as well as injustice, poverty, warfare, scandals, torture, imprisonment without trial, abuse of power, and political unrest haunted Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos)

          This is an ancient festivity that has been much transformed through the years, but which was intended in prehispanic Mexico to celebrate children and the dead. Hence, the best way to describe this Mexican holiday is to say that it is a time when Mexican families remember their dead, and the continuity of life.

          Two important things to know about the Mexican Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) are:

1. It is a holiday with a complex history, and therefore its observance varies quite a bit by region and by degree of urbanization.

2. It is not a morbid occasion, but rather a festive time.

          In the Aztec calendar, this ritual fell roughly at the end of the Gregorian month of July and the beginning of August, but in the post conquest era it was moved by Spanish priests so that it coincided with the Christian holiday of All Hallows Eve (in Spanish: “Día de Todos Santos”). This was a vain effort to transform the observance from a profane to a Christian celebration. The result is that Mexicans now celebrate the Day of the Dead during the first two days of November, rather than at the beginning of summer. But remember the dead they still do, and the modern festivity is characterized by the traditional Mexican blend of ancient aboriginal and introduced Christian features. 

Witch figure was used to blame ‘the other’ for their problems. During this period, professional Witch Finders were paid for every witch they found. Any money, property and animals owned by these witches (mostly older, usually widow women) enriched the town and the church after their deaths. This Witch business was very profitable.

Medieval and Renaissance cultures in the West used non-Christians, cats and old women as the focus for fear and blame. When Pagans say “Never again the Burning Times” they mean they will not allow ignorance to scapegoat or harm again.

Sia Vogel – Copyright 2007 – by permission.

Halloween

On this, the night of Hallow’s Eve

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We keep a festive mood;

We dress in colorful costumes

And sample sweetened food

And as a jack-o’lantern’s face

Lights friends to our front door,

We toast those near

Or far from us,

And say a silent prayer to bless

those dear, departed souls

Who have gone before.

Wishing you a fantastic weekend, full of ghosts, goblins, candy and goodies. Be careful of Trick or Treaters!

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          A passenger in a taxi leaned forward, and tapped the driver on the shoulder to ask him a question. The driver screamed, lost control of the cab, nearly hit a bus, drove up over the curb, and stopped just inches from a large plate glass window.

          For a few moments everything was silent in the cab, and then the still shaking driver said, “I’m sorry but you scared the crap out of me.”

          The frightened passenger apologized to the driver and said he didn’t realize just a tap on the shoulder could frighten him so much.

          The driver replied, “No, no, I’m sorry, it’s entirely my fault. Today is my first day driving a cab. I’ve been driving a hearse for the last 25 years.”

Here are some real Halloween Moaners!

What did one ghost say to the other ghost?

“Do you believe in people?”

What do you call someone who puts poison in a person’s corn flakes?

          A cereal killer

What kinds of streets do zombies like the best?

          Dead end streets

Why did the game warden arrest the ghost?

          He didn’t have a haunting license

Who was the most famous French skeleton?

Napoleon Bone-apart

Center for Creative Living

October 28, 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 Rev. April Lussier (Samhain/Hallowmas), Laura Marshall (Day of the Dead) and Rev. Doti Boon (present day Halloween) and the CCL choir as they celebrate this unique conjunction of Samhain, Day of the Dead, All Souls Day and Halloween. We will have brief spiritual explanations of the celebrations of this Autumnal holiday when the veil between the two realms is the thinnest.

We will be celebrating with tamales, and other festive goodies!

Please bring a picture of a deceased relative, or friend to place on our magnificent altar.

Metaphysical Classes at the Center.

$15.00 or two for $25. 7:00 to 9:00pm

Open to the public and mandatory for UCM Ministerial Students.

Thurs. November 4th –”The Science Called Hinduism” with Vanamali Devi

          Mother Vanamali will give a Hinduism 101 lecture with the underlying affirmation that all are aspects of the One, and the diversity is only for our mind’s benefit. Hinduism is seen as polytheistic. The new paradigm of acceptance that indeed we are all manifestations of the One power, the One light behind all creation.

          When asked about devotion Vanamali replied, “That is one of the hardest things to talk about!” So she took a charming approach to the subject:  why wisdom is a necessary prerequisite for deep devotion. Wisdom, she said, is the knowledge of what we would be devoted to, and without it, we become dogmatic and fanatical, focusing our energy not on our perception of God.

          Over time and by continuous practice, the thought that God is the Doer “superimposes itself onto the current attitudes of the mind – and then this way of seeing life becomes the living reality.”

          Vanamali Devi is here, in our area, from India for only a few days. She so graciously accepted out invitation to speak at Thursday night class. We are thrilled to present Vanamali Devi at CCL and would appreciate your attendance!

Center Happenings

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

Thurs. Oct. 28th 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.

Dr. Ayleen, in addition to her training as a chiropractor, is a massage therapist and is also certified as a Reiki and Matrix practitioner. Class dates: 10/28, 11/11, 12/9, 1/13/11, 1/27/11. To register: dr.ayleen@the-healing-house.com call (408) 372-2840.

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

Fri. Oct. 29th 5:30 to 7:00 Day of the Dead Altar Decorating. Please join Laura, Lupe, Maria, Beth and many more wonderful folks as they decorate for this amazing holiday.

Fri. Oct. 29th 7:00 to 8:30 CCL Choir will be practicing their Day of the Dead song.

Sat. Oct. 30th 8:30 doors open 8:45 instruction begins. Ends at 5:30.

INTRODUCTION TO WHOLISTIC MASSAGE

With Michael Berry

            It’s been said that Michael, “has the hands of a God.” Reclaiming touch – the oldest form of healing.

          You will learn basic full body form of massage, designed to nurture body and spirit:

          1. CONTRAINDICATIONS: Know when you can massage and when not to.

          2. BODY MECHANICS: Which feels better: palm, fingers, hand, or forearm? Learn to use what and when. Use your own body gently and safely, don’t become a wounded healer.

          3. SAFE EFFECTIVE TECHNIQUES: Long or short strokes, circular or kneading, no pressure or deep tissue? Techniques you can utilize with family and friends.

          4. GENTLE MASSAGE: Take this class for yourself; learn how to touch gently while restoring peace and harmony to your body through gentle massage.

          5. HEALTH BENEFITS: The benefits of massage are well documented from releasing those feel-good endorphins, stimulating blood flow, relaxing tight muscles and generally improving the body’s equilibrium to aiding lymphatic drainage and releasing toxins.

Cost: $75, early bird special is $50, if paid by October 28th.

To reserve your space – contact Michael Berry at (408)509-0764

Mon. Nov. 1st 5:00 to 6:15 – “How to Achieve Massive Personal and Professional Success Through Huna,” a 6-week teleseminar series to transformation. Spiritually-mind people who want to achieve personal and/or professional massive transformation and success. Contact Chris Kahl or Julie Hawkins.

Mon. Nov. 1st 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 http://yogadevi09@yahoo.com

Tues. Nov. 2nd 6:30 to 8:30 DRUMMING with Norbeth, Dr. Ayleen and Friends. Bring your drum or use one of ours – Donation

Don’t Forget to Vote Today!

Sat. Nov. 6th Planning Committee for 20th annual THANKSGIVING ON THE BEACH! Join us as we talk about our 20th annual T’Day at Seacliff Beach. We need volunteers, helpers, cooks and joyful singers for this awesome event. Last year we ate, watched pelicans saw dolphins and marveled at 52 different breeds of dogs on leashes!

Sun. Nov. 7th DAYLIGHT SAVINGS ENDS! Turn your clock back.

Sat. Nov. 13th CCL is having an OPEN HOUSE! Watch out for more information next week.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR for Nov. 25th THANKSGIVING DAY at Seacliff Beach! Party starts at 11:00 and Feasting begins at 1:00. Join the CCL group as we play games, sing songs, have fun, eat turkey, watch pelicans, laugh at the dolphins and enjoy the day. Bring your family, friends and dog on a leash. Call to reserve (408)392-9090.

Love and Light,

           Rev. Doti Boo

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

PS from Reverend Clark:

October 28, 2010

HAPPY HALLOWEEN.

Hopefully you have had a chance to view the Fall edition of our UCM Magazine which is now online.

Here is a link to the magazine in case you have not already seen it:

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

There is also a link to the magazine from our webpage: www.u-c-m.org 

It is our hope you will subscribe to the UCM Magazine if you have not already. 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 to http://staff@u-c-m.org or http://rev.angeladebry@u-c-m.org. The deadline for our next issue is December 1, 2010. The theme for this issue is “The Healing Arts”.

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Design Your Destiny Seminar: Actualize Your Divine Plan

October 24, 2010

You are Here for a Reason… Are you Living it?
You Deserve a Sacred Relationship… Are you Experiencing it?

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Your Birthright is Joy & Abundance… Are you Expressing it?


If not, you Need this Seminar!

Part 1:
Identify your Divine Purpose, Life Lessons, Authentic Desires, Unresolved Past Life or Karmic Issues – anything standing in the way of you Manifesting the Life of Your Dreams.

Part 2:
The breakthrough: Receive powerful Tools & Processes – based on the info gained in the first part – to quickly & easily eliminate Negative Beliefs, Unconscious Blocks, False Perceptions & Fears that have ruthlessly controlled your life – returning your Authentic Power and ability to Overcome ALL Challenges.

Part 3:
A life changing experience! Once the Patterns have been discovered & addressed to remove the Cellular Memory, you’ll experience three deeply insightful processes to activate your Divine Plan, so that it unfolds as the Life you’ve always Envisioned.
WHEN? Saturday, Nov 6th
TIME?   11AM – 4 PM
WHERE?
Monterey, CA
Location & Directions will be emailed after you register.

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$45 Oct 18th – Nov 5th  / $55 at the door

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A Joyful Noise!

October 23, 2010

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

Editor: Rev. Doti Boon

http://safedoti@aol.com

Vol. 9 pg. 42 (10-21-10)

AFFIRMATION

I am a prayerful child of God

          After seeing the Dalai Lama last week, I became aware of many wonderful prayers – those to help guide us, those of worship, and those of joyful energies praising the human spirit. Of course, I was then gifted with the following while cleaning out some of my Mom’s personal papers; a very lovely Baha’i prayer, written in her own handwriting.

Oh God, help me to restrain every negative inclination, to subdue any rebellious passion, purify the motives of my conduct to conform myself to that meekness which no provocation can ruffle, to that patience which no affliction can overwhelm, to that integrity which no interest can shake, that I may be qualified to serve thee and teach thy word.

                     Baha’u’llah

What is prayer?  Prayer is our direct line with God. It allows us to speak directly to the Divine and is kind of like a person-to-person call. Cell phones and other devices have become a necessity to some folks, whether it is a Bluetooth device, a Blackberry or a talking computer. These are all means of communication that allow us to talk to one another. Talking to God is the same – we just don’t need any complicated machines to do it. All you need is a few seconds to calm your energies – take a deep breath and either vocally or silently – talk to the Creator.

Praying is like talking to your best friend. It is very easy to talk to someone when you know they love you unconditionally and will always be willing to listen. 

Most major religions involve prayer in one way or another. Some ritualize the act of prayer, requiring a strict sequence of actions or placing a restriction on who is permitted to pray, while we at UCM teach that prayer may be practiced spontaneously by anyone at any time.

I like that prayer may be either individual or a group effort and may take place in public or in private. Whether it is spoken or in a song – such as a hymn, it makes no difference. Some prayers are a part of a formal statement, but others are so spontaneous; such as when you lose your glasses, you see an accident almost happen, or you get a phone call in the middle of the night.

We pray for many reasons; sometimes we pray to ask for things, pray to be thankful, pray for guidance, to confess our sins or to express our thoughts, and other times we pray for protection for ourselves and others. But, it is important that we remember the power of prayer and how valuable it can be in healing, helping and thanking.

For years scientists have studied the use of prayer and its effect on the healing of sick or injured people. The effects of prayer for healing have been evaluated in numerous studies. And, there have been conflicting results. However, miracles are happening every day as the result of prayer – sometimes believing is all it takes!

There are many powerful and famous prayers quoted in history. It isn’t necessary to repeat any specific prayer to benefit from prayer. However, many people find great comfort in meditating over a prayer. So, I offer a few special prayers – from different faiths.  You may have a favorite prayer that you enjoy and feel that others may benefit from it. If so, please share it with us by emailing it to http://safedoti@aol.com.

Song of Amergin – mythical Celtic invocation

I am the wind on the sea. I am the ocean wave.

I am the sound of the billows. I am the seven-horned stag.

I am the hawk on the cliff. I am the dewdrop in sunlight.

I am the fairest of flowers. I am the raging boar.

I am the salmon in the deep pool. I am the lake on the plain.

 I am the meaning of the poem. I am the point of the spear.

 I am the god that makes fire in the head.

 Who levels the mountain?

 Who speaks the age of the moon?

Who has been where the sun sleeps?

Who, if not I?

Prayer for Deliverance – Marianne Williamson

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Dear God,

 

Deliver me to my passion. Deliver me to my brilliance.

Deliver me to my intelligence. Deliver me to my depth.

Deliver me to my nobility. Deliver me to my beauty.

Deliver me to my power to heal. Deliver me to You.

Amen

Margaret Shaw (age 16) – May 15, 2009

Loving and believing in your goodness

I thank you for the beauty put before me.

Asking for serenity and acceptance

I will have the courage to grow.

Giving to and respecting all others

May the world be closer to peace.

Divine Blessing – Hindu Prayer

Atharva Veda (c. 1500 BC)

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Almighty Lord, if we offer you a devoted mind and heart,

you will offer to us every blessing on earth and in heaven.

You grant our deepest wishes. You give food to the body and peace to the soul.

You look upon us with the love of a mother for her children.

You created this beautiful earth all around us.

And in every plant and animal, every tree and bird, your spirit dwells.

You have revealed yourself to me, infusing my soul with the

knowledge that you are the source of all blessing.

And so I sing your praises day and night.

I, who am feeble, glorify you who are powerful.

I, who am nothing, devote myself to you who are everything.

Healing Prayer (Jewish)

God, hear my prayer,

And let my cry come to You.

Do not hide from me in the day of my distress

Turn to me and speedily answer my prayer.

Eternal God, Source of healing,

Out of my distress I call upon You.

Help me sense Your presence

At this difficult time.

Grant me patience when the hours are heavy;

In hurt or disappointment give me courage.

Keep me trustful in Your love.

Give me strength for today, and hope for tomorrow.

To your loving hands I commit my spirit

When asleep and when awake. You are with me; I shall not fear.

She Who Heals – An American Indian Healing Prayer

Mother, sing me a song

That will ease my pain,

Mend broken bones,

Bring wholeness again.

Catch my babies

When they are born,

Sing my death song,

Teach me how to mourn.

Show me the Medicine

Of the healing herbs,

The value of spirit,

The way I can serve.

Mother, heal my heart

So that I can see

The gifts of yours

That can live through me.

When praying, remember that prayer is not the idle repetition of words or an empty formula. Study the prayer, think about it, feel it, visualize it and repeat it. Or, lovingly write your own.

I always believe that it is much better to have a variety of religions, a variety of philosophies, rather than one single religion or philosophy. This is necessary because of the different mental dispositions of each human being.

Each religion has certain unique ideas or techniques, and learning about them can only enrich one’s own faith.

          His holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

Religions are different roads converging upon the same point. What does it matter that we take different roads, as long as we reach the same goal.

          Mahatma Gandhi 

My Brother Bart was about six years old and was very proud to be asked to say the dinner prayer. Our customary prayer was the very short, Thank you for the food we eat, thank you for the birds that sing – thank you God for everything. My brother in his exuberance said, Dear God – thank you for the birds we eat.  As everyone broke into giggles, my father looked at him and with a wink said, “God loves Laughter!”

Wouldn’t it be nice if whenever we messed up our life we could simply press ‘Ctrl Alt Delete’ and start all over? AMEN, AMEN !! 

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My experience with the Dalai Lama – Rev. Felecia Mulvany

October 23, 2010

On Tuesday 10/12/10 I was honored to sit in the front row of the San Jose Convention Center, California to hear His Holiness the Dalai Lama share his teachings to almost 12,000 people of all faiths and beliefs.  He said the main topic of his talk would be “calm mind – peaceful mind”. He gave a brief explanation of the “Eight Verses for Training the Mind”.  I went without expectations and was struck by the fact that he did not come across as above anyone else, he was quite humble, and often cracked himself up with laughter.  And although there was lots of security, the room was filled with love and a feeling of cooperation.  I turned off my cell phone prior to the teaching and my battery was at 40%, which I remember because the person sitting next to me asked me what my battery level was.  After the teaching I turned my phone back on and the battery level was 60%.  When I noticed the 20% increase I said to myself, “thanks for charging my battery”……  J  

Here are some of the quotes I wrote down from his teaching

90% of anger is mental projection. 

 

 
 
 
 

14th Dalai Lama, Dharasmala, India

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Our own mental attitude affects our perception.  

Perception is based on appearances – ignorance. 

We need different philosophies because there are so many different mental dispositions.

A deeper experience of altruism will reduce self centeredness. 

We must gain Knowledge to reduce ignorance in order to alter our emotions and bring success – just praying does not do this.

It’s about inner transformation.

The real trouble maker is not outside [ourselves], but inside. 

The mind is not dependent, it is interdependent.

Transformation of our own life can relieve suffering (succession of suffering).

Karma = Action

No one is superior, we are all equal. 

Humans are social animals, friendship is essential. 

Hypocrisy – self centeredness is the key to unhealthy society.

Bullying is a false truth/strength

Catch your negative thoughts at causation and use wisdom. 

With education and compassion there is always a chance for change. 

Spiritual practices should not be contaminated with mundane concerns.

Cultivate the wisdom of emptiness. 

There are 3 minds; waking mind, sleeping mind, and deep sleep mind. 

As an interfaith clergy, I had the opportunity to attend the “Post-Teaching Interfaith Gathering” after the Dalai Lama’s teaching.

The panel was filled with dignitaries and wise ones from many faiths including Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Buddhist, Sufi, and even a Mutsun Ohlone Elder. If a faith/religion was not represented on the panel, it was represented among the 1,200 inter-faith clergy attendees.  The energy in the room was that of love, peace, cooperation, respect, honoring, and of the powerful positive change that we all want to see in the world for our peoples and the planet. 

Here are a few quotes I managed to jot down at the post-teaching.

Things are not as they appear to be, nor are they otherwise.

 
 
 
 

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Let go of everything, because nothing is worth clinging to. 

May we be the 1% that creates the positive change in this world.

Find the underground river that all wells take us to.

Dalai Lama

Center for Creative Living

October 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 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, Oct. 24th, Rev. Jacqueline Cohan will be speaking on “Speed Bumps”, how to approach and handle God’s challenges. 1:00 to 3:00:  “Healing with T’ai Chi Seishin” with Rev. Jacqueline Cohan.

Metaphysical Classes at the Center.

Open to the public and for UCM Ministerial Students.

$15. per person or two for $25.

Free pendulum & bag of stones 

Thurs. Oct. 21st – How to Use the Pendulum and Toss the Rocks (Kupua) with Rev. Doti Boon and Rev. Bec Thompson. A Pendulum is an amazing tool to be used in determining directions in life regarding relationships, health issues (what foods are good for you, what herbs, etc.) money solutions, etc. This evening Rev. Doti Boon, a certified Spiritual Releasement Technique (SRT) practitioner, will teach you how to use the pendulum to answer any question with either a “yes” or “no”.

          Many folks use a pendulum over a map to determine the best road, to find water (water witching or dousing) or simply to find a good eating apple in the grocery store. Please bring a pendulum or take one of ours!

          Rev. Bec Thompson will demonstrate how to use the Kupua stones as a divination tool. This Hawaiian tradition tells the story of alignment. You will receive your own bag of multi-colored “Shaman Stones” to reveal your energetic relational consciousness within your grid of light of what is now and what is intended to be.

Center Happenings

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

 Fri. Oct. 22nd – 9:30 to 3:00 – HIV/AIDS Rejuvenation Retreat. The retreat is open to anyone living with, caretaking for, or affected by HIV /AIDS. The retreat is meant to be a day of relaxation and support for participants and is free to join. For more information, please contact Bill Wilson Centre at (408) 243-0222 or call The Center 392-9090 

Sat. Oct. 23rd – 6:30pm – Experience a Sacred Native American Ceremony, a Healing Drum Circle. Our Healing Drum Circle is an Earth based ceremony derived from South American Indigenous traditions. This is a SACRED CEREMONY held for the benefit of all in attendance, especially those who have requested healing. All who attend will receive “collateral healing”. We will be tapping into the collective healing energy of all who enter our healing space. Anyone wishing to receive specific healing and any healers, who wish to participate directly, identify themselves to Norbeth a week before our Ceremony begins. Please reserve your seat or to share your questions or concerns call Norbeth at (408) 315-3078 or by e-mail http://divine_events@the-healing-house.com

Sun. Oct. 24th – 1:00 to 3:00 – Healing with T’ai Chi Seishin with

Rev. Jacqueline Cohan. Rev. Cohan says, “I experienced a ‘God’ miracle by how quickly I recovered from surgery June 22. This two-hour workshop includes the four powerful tools I used to quickly heal from my mastectomy:

          T’ai Chi Seishin

          Positive Prayer

          Meditation

          Visualization

Apply these tools to your **’Speed Bumps’ in life. Workshop: $20.00 at the Center for Creative Living, from 1:00 to 3:00pm, this Sunday afternoon.

**’Speed Bumps’: God has a way of presenting opportunities to learn, heal and move on. Sometimes these Speed Bumps are clear and easy. At other times we need to be whacked over the head before we get the lesson. Speed Bumps are God’s way of saying, ‘Pay attention.’ Wake up and smell the roses. What is important in life are our relationships and being Spirit having a very human experience.

          I hit a Speed Bump five months ago in the form of breast cancer. I will share my ‘Speed Bump’, how I dealt with cancer and the tools I used to heal and recover quickly from major surgery.

Mon. Oct. 25th – 5:00 to 6:15 – “How to Achieve Massive Personal and Professional Success Through Huna.” Chris Kahl and Julie Hawkins present the path of Huna: how to heal, release the resistance, respect yourself and move easily into alignment for success and prosperity where it can then ripple out to the rest of the world. Huna is a spiritual and shamanic path of choice and freedom, not a “done to you” workshop.

          If alignment, harmony, confidence, joy, prosperity and success through Source (as opposed to religion) sound appealing then you are receiving this message at the right time in your life.

          You are invited to join us for a very special opportunity: How to Achieve Massive Personal and Professional Success Through Huna, a 6-week teleseminar series to transformation.

Dates: (times 5:00 p.m PT/8:p.m. ET. Calls will run appx. 75 minutes)

Six Mondays starting October 25, Last one on November 29.

Mon. Oct. 25th – 7:30 to 9:00 – GENTLE YOGA with the delightful Krishanpriya (Laura Marshall), certified Yoga instructor. Cost $15 drop in. FIRST CLASS FREE http://yogadevi09@yahoo.com

Tues. Oct. 26th 6:30 to 8:30 MEDITATION with Norbeth, Dr. Ayleen and Friends – Donation

Thurs. Oct. 28th – 7:00 to 9:00 – The Seven Gifts with Dr. Ayleen Augustine. Class dates: 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.

Sat. Oct. 30th – Introduction to Holistic Massage with Michael Berry. Doors open at 8:30 am, instruction begins at 8:45 am until 5:30pm. It’s been said that Michael “has the hands of a God.” He practices Reclaiming Touch – the oldest form of healing. You will learn basic full body form of massage, designed to nurture the body and spirit.

                  Love and Light,

                                Rev. Doti Boon

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

PS from Reverend Clark: Can you find the errors?

October 23, 2010

As I have written in previous issues, the Fall edition of our UCM magazine is now on-line. In an effort to encourage those of you who have not yet viewed the magazine, and to those of you who already have: there were a few editing/formatting corrections to be made that were missed. For the first three of you who email me back with at least one of the misprints, I have a surprise gift to send to you. All you need to do is reply to this email or send me an email directly at http://reverendclark@u-c-m.org with one of the needed corrections. 

Here is the link to the magazine:

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

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It is our hope you will also subscribe to the UCM Magazine if you have not already. When you do this you can comment and rate each issue, 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 or rev.angeladebry@u-c-m.org.  The deadline for our next issue is December 1, 2010. The theme of the next issue is Spiritual Healing Models.

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How to Achieve Massive Success through Huna

October 20, 2010

a 6-week Teleseminar Series

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I was just talking to someone about the correlation between spiritual alignment and manifestation. In a tiny, tiny nutshell…it’s Huna! Your opportunity to take this rich and rewarding Teleseminar is about to go up in $$ and why pay more if you don’t have to.

 
The path of Huna teaches you how to heal, release the resistance, respect yourself and move easily into alignment for success and prosperity.

Huna is a spiritual and shamanic path of choice and freedom
If you are ready for alignment, harmony, confidence, joy, prosperity and success through Source (as opposed to religion) then it is time to stop putting your life off with excuses and start acting!

Join us for How to Achieve Massive Success through Huna,
a 6-week Teleseminar Series 

Maybe you are asking yourself WHY you would want to do this and I’ll tell you it’s very simple. Here are a few truly compelling reasons:

  • Learn the #1 Secret to making the Law of Attraction QUICKLY work in your favor…the way you’ve been told it can.
  • Learn how you can use Huna to massively transform your situation from fear and pain to FREEDOM, empowerment and SUCCESS!
  • Identify where you are now, where you want to be and how to bridge the gap.
  • Clear the “monkey chatter” in your overactive mind and change your feelings of resentment, fear, frustration, shame and guilt to inner peace, confidence, freedom of choice and unlimited abundance.
  • Gain instant relief through the process of Ho’oponopono.
  • Connect with Source and step onto the Path you’ve heard about.
  • Learn WHY this Path is so important at this time in our global evolution and your role in it.

Dates: (times 5:00 p.m PT/8:p.m. ET. Calls will run appx. 75 minutes)

October 25                                            November 15
November 1                                          November 22
November 8                                          November 29

 

Special Bonus: During weeks 2-6 we’ll work with one student (per call) to laser coach you to success ($125 value per person – Free). Be prepared, this is NOT a lecture series, it is transformational work!  Are you ready to finally commit to learning about how to massively transform your life through one of the most ancient spiritual practices on the planet?

Are you ready to step onto a new path and create the kind of prosperity and freedom you want? If so, this is it. Register at http://www.spiritualandnoeticstudies.com/teleclasses. Be thoughtful and share this amazing opportunity with someone you care about who may be in fear, pain or feeling stuck.

Mahalo and aloha,
Julie & Chris
Center for Spiritual and Noetic Studies

JULIE HAWKINS, CTNLP, CTTLT™, CTH, MTEGH™, Huna Alaka’i

Julie Hawkins is CEO and co-founder of the Center for Spiritual and Noetic Studies and NewLogic Solutions Alternative Health. After transitioning from “high tech” to “high touch” in 2000, Julie accelerated her own personal and professional evolution by immersing herself in well over 1,500 hours of specialized training. Julie began by taking a rigorous training program to become a professional coach and graduated from there to become a Certified Master Practitioner of NLP (neuro-linguistic programming), Hypnosis and Time Line Therapy™. She concluded her certification training in “brain” change technologies by becoming a trainer in these same modalities.

The floodgates opened and Julie soon realized that a true holistic approach was necessary for healing. Julie began her energy training in Reiki, becoming a Master/Teacher. She then trained for three years in the energy medicine modality of Acutonics™ Sound Healing (based on the ancient system of acupuncture) which offers a traditional understanding of the body as well as energetic.

At the same time Julie felt the immediate pull to Huna and invested several years to train in Hawaiian Shamanism, a truly comprehensive, energy based program for healing and so much more. This training became the foundation for her life as well as the certification training offered by the Center for Spiritual and Noetic Studies.

Among others, Julie is also trained in Reconnective Healing and The Reconnection, which is representative of the new higher frequency healing modalities that we are transitioning to on the planet. More recently Julie attended the Flower of Life and Merkaba activation training based in the sacred geometry of the Universe and the Unity Consciousness to enable multi-dimensional healing.

All of this training prepared Julie for the next step in her evolution. In 2009, Julie channeled in a very simple, yet powerful emotional healing modality that she named Energy Grid Healing™. This modality is currently taught in the Master Energy and Hawaiian Shamanic Practitioner Certification program.I am well versed in a variety of energy medicine techniques and modalities and Energy Grid Healing™ is by far the easiest and most effective emotional healing technique out there. What’s more it can be completely client-centered, which means it is tremendously empowering,” comments Julie.

Julie and her partner Chris are continuously advancing their own skills so they can bring their students the most eclectic and solid training program available. Although their foundation is firmly in Hawaiian shamanism, they have taken Native American shamanic trainings as well and are often called to explore other ancient information that they then bring to their students.

Julie is currently training to become an ordained spiritualist minister, a two year program with the Universal Church of the Master, an institution that recently celebrated its 100th birthday.

Julie lives in San Jose, California where she maintains her alternative healing practice specializing in emotional breakthroughs.

CHRIS KAHL, RN, CMPNLP, CMPTLT™, Huna Alaka’i

Chris Kahl, R.N. is President and co-founder of the Center for Spiritual and Noetic Studies and NewLogic Solutions Alternative Health. Chris’s early training was in intensive care/cardiac care where she quickly realized there was more to the healing process than Western medicine could offer. After about three years of the constant grind at the hospital, Chris struck out in a different direction.

While working with physicians in the private setting, Chris began her education and training in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). This ongoing training has spanned a quarter century. Chris spent four years as an apprentice with Michael Tierra, a prominent acupuncturist, herbalist and author in Santa Cruz, California. This training was a natural segue for Chris into the energy medicine modality of Acutonics™ Sound Healing (based on the ancient system of acupuncture).

Chris was always drawn to working with the body and in addition to her skill at sports massage Chris is a very gifted CranioSacral Therapist with over 17 years of experience.

Although Chris minored in psychology in college she went on to become a Certified Master Practitioner of NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) and Time Line Therapy, feeling that this education gave her deeper insight into the way the mind works and why we do the things we do.

Chris is a Reiki Master/teacher and has trained with many prominent energy medicine pioneers in this field such as Reverend Rosalyn Breuyere, Elizabeth Kubler-Ross and others. More recently Chris attended the Flower of Life and Merkaba activation training, based in the sacred geometry of the Universe and the Unity Consciousness to enable multi-dimensional healing.

While Chris was studying Acutonics™, she also began her four year training in Hawaiian Shamanism (Huna). This became the foundation for her life as well as the certification training offered by the Center for Spiritual and Noetic Studies.

Chris and her partner Julie are continuously advancing their own skills so they can bring their students the most eclectic and solid training program available. Although their foundation is firmly in Hawaiian shamanism, they have taken Native American shamanic trainings as well and are often called to explore other ancient information that they then bring to their students.

Chris is currently training to become an ordained spiritualist minister, a two year program with the Universal Church of the Master, an institution that recently celebrated its 100th birthday.

Chris lives in San Jose, California where she maintains her alternative health practice specializing in CranioSacral therapy, women’s health and the various stages of menopause.

Joyful Noise!

October 19, 2010

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

 

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Editor: Rev. Doti Boon

safedoti@aol.com

Vol. 9 pg. 41 (10-14-10)

AFFIRMATION

Loving Is The Whole Point!  

This past Tuesday some members of the UCM ministry were treated to a life-changing love event. We were in a room with 12,000 devotees, admirers and excited participants in audience with His Holiness, the Dalai Lama. For me it was a love fest!

Our wonderful UCM president – Rev. Sandy Clark – was seated high above the main floor on the dais with His Holiness, leaders of various churches in brightly colored religious robes and stoles, at least 200 Buddhists in their saffron yellow and maroon robes and local dignitaries.

The Reverends Sandra D’Angela, Donna Zehner, JoAnne Merkley, Pajo Brooks, Felecia Mulvany, Maryjane Genco, Corky Whitacre and myself were magically sitting in the first row of the huge auditorium – right in front of Rev. Clark and the Dalai Lama! Other smiling UCM faces in the crowd were Rev. Patty Hull Anglin, Rev. Bea Baechle, Rev. Brenda Stern, Min. Regina Richmond and many more loving energies!

The entire assemblage was courteous, happily smiling and exuding love towards one another and particularly towards His Holiness. Afterwards the Inner-Faith conference brought everyone to their feet in peaceful and joyous community.

If you get a chance to be in Dalai Lama’s esteemed presence – take the time to honor yourself with his gifts of spirituality, compassion, patience, love and understanding. I know I am still smiling!

The following are some quotes from the Dalai Lama:

          “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.

To be aware of a single shortcoming within oneself is more useful than to be aware of a thousand in somebody else. Rather than speaking badly about people and in ways that will produce friction and unrest in their lives, we should practice a purer perception of them, and when we speak of others, speak of their good qualities.

          Cultivating a close warmhearted feeling for others automatically puts the mind at ease. It helps remove whatever fears or insecurities we may have and gives us the strength to cope with any obstacles we encounter. It is the principal source of success in life. Since we are not solely material creatures, it is a mistake to place all our hopes for happiness on external development alone. The key is to develop inner peace.

          This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple, the philosophy is kindness.

          As human beings we all want to be happy and free from misery…we have learned that the key to happiness is inner peace. The greatest obstacles to inner peace are disturbing emotions such as anger, attachment, fear and suspicion, while love and compassion and a sense of universal responsibility are the sources of peace and happiness.

          All major religious traditions carry basically the same message, that is love, compassion and forgiveness …the important thing is they should be a part of our daily lives.

Sometimes it takes going to a concert, a retreat, conference, seminar or church – to feel the love of friends and strangers all mixed up in a love stew. So much of the news these days is about war, poverty, bitterness and anger. And yet, we have so many wonderful events occurring where we can experience spirituality in its true form – LOVE!

While watching the miners emerge from the mine in Chile – I found myself laughing, praying and thanking God for this miracle that was happening in front of my eyes. And, as the miners emerged – you could see the love on the faces of their anxious family and friends as they hugged and kissed each other in happiness and joy.

Don’t wait for a catastrophe to occur to realize how important love is in your life. As Jesus, Abraham, Buddha, Mohammed, and other great avatars have repeated over the centuries – Love one another – it truly is the whole point of our existence on this planet.

“Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.” — Alexander Smith

FUNNIES, FOR YOUR SPIRITUAL and PHYSICAL PLEASURE

A woman was asked by a coworker, “What is it like to be a Christian?”

The coworker replied, “It is like being a pumpkin – God picks you from the patch, brings you in, and washes all the dirt off of you. Then He cuts off the top and scoops out all the yucky stuff.

He removes the seeds of doubt, hate, and greed. Then He carves you a new smiling face and puts His light inside of you to shine for all the world to see.

Submitted by Rev. Jan Ewers

A Minneapolis couple went to Florida to thaw out during a particularly icy winter. They planned to stay at the hotel where they spent their honeymoon 20 years earlier.

Because of hectic schedules, it was difficult to coordinate their travel schedules. So, the husband left Minnesota and flew to Florida on Thursday, with his wife flying down the following day.

The husband checked into the hotel and sent an email to his wife. However, he accidentally left out one letter in her email address.

Meanwhile, somewhere in Houston , a widow had just returned home from her husband’s funeral. He was a minister who was called home to glory following a heart attack.

The widow decided to check her email expecting messages from relatives and friends. After reading the first message, she screamed and fainted.

The widow’s son rushed into the room, found his mother on the floor, and saw the computer screen which read: 

To: My Loving Wife   Subject: I’ve Arrived October 16, 2009

I know you’re surprised to hear from me. They have computers here now. I’ve just arrived and have been checked in. Everything is prepared for your arrival tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing you!!!! Hope your journey is as uneventful as mine was. 

P. S. Sure is hot down here!

Submitted by Cindy Silveria