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A Joyful Noise!

February 24, 2011

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

Editor: Rev. Doti Boon

safedoti@aol.com

Vol. 10 pg 8 (02-24-11)

AFFIRMATION

My Every Request Is Being Granted


I don’t know how many of you have read Abraham as channeled by Jerry and Esther Hicks, but there is some fantastic advice being given. Abraham states, “If you have the ability to imagine it, or even to think about it, this Universe has the ability and the resources to deliver it fully unto you.

Wow, just imagine the power we have within ourselves! All you have to do is know what you want! If you don’t know what you want, you will not be able to block the negative things that are bouncing into your life! How do we do this? How do we discern what it is we want or don’t want? It is through life experiences.

I recently saw a U-Tube video showing babies experiencing their first taste of a lemon. It was hilarious – and each baby reacted much in the same way. They grimaced, closed one eye, threw their heads back and blinked rapidly. The consistency was amazing. And we are all like that, we experience things that we will carry as a ‘head thrown back blinking moment’ – for the rest of our lives. And some of us never repeat the experience! Thus, refusing to drink lemonade, eat lemon meringue pie or even think of a lemon slice in our ice tea.

And so, it is through our exposure to life experience that our preferences are born.  In fact, these preferences are exuding from you in all moments of every day, at many levels of your Being.  And according to Abraham, “Even the cells of your well-tended-to body are having their own experience and are emanating their own preferences-and every preference is recognized by Source and immediately answered, with no exceptions.”

Through our experiences we gain our perspective of abundance, and the lack of it. Many refuse to love again – because of having been hurt or won’t take a certain path, a new job or even taste a new food.

Sometimes we want a world without so many unwanted things; a place where things are exactly as we want. But, this is an expanding Universe and all things, even Brussel sprouts, mosquitoes, heartbreak and angry bosses must be allowed. For you to understand and experience what you desire, you must understand what you don’t want. In order to be able to choose and focus, both must be present and understood.

This physical world is not broken and in need of repair and you did not come forth to fix it. You came forth understanding the value in the contrast, and the balance in the variety.

As Abraham says, Every physical Being on your planet is your partner in co-creation, and if you would accept that and appreciate the diversity of beliefs and desires-all of you would have more expansive, satisfying, and fulfilling experiences.”

And, just because some people feel and choose differently – it does not make you right and them wrong. You are here to understand the value of diversity and that there is room enough in this expansive Universe for all manner of thought and experience.

As you pay attention to the way you feel and continue to choose good-feeling thoughts you stay aligned. Abraham says, “…the vibrational characteristics of you and everything about you will shift somewhat, and a new set of contrasting circumstances will inspire new preferences within you – and now, new rockets of desire emanate from you. And again, you have created your desire. And again, you have achieved a powerful place of clarity where another new set of contrasting factors surround you-which again will cause a new rocket of desire to be born.”

Source responds to this desire and it is a never-ending, always flowing, pure, positive Energy expansion.

The entire Universe is established in that way.  And as you begin to relax into the idea that you are an eternal Being, that your desires will never cease to flow, and that any desire that is born has the power within it to attract all that is necessary for the expansion and fulfillment of itself, then you may remember the immense Well-Being upon which this Universe is established.  And, you may then relax into the eternal nature of your own Being.  It is then that you will begin to enjoy your journey.

When you stay aligned, you always win, and somebody else does not have to lose for you to win.  There is always enough.  If you are not receiving what you are asking for, it is not because there is a shortage of resources; it is probably because your desire is out of alignment with your own request. There is no shortage.  There is no lack.  There is no competition for resources.  There is only the allowing or the disallowing of that which you are asking for and both are Universal growth and experiences!

So, stop worrying about when, where and how things are going to happen. You are a child of the Universe – experiencing all there is. And it is time to put out your affirmations and requests for what is already there! But, as a Universal being – you just might get it next lifetime!

MEDITATION

Two men meet on the street: “How are you?” one asks.  The other replies: “I’m fine, thanks.” “And how’s your son?  Is he still unemployed?” “Yes, he is. But he is meditating now.”  “Meditating?  What’s that?” “I don’t know. But it’s better than sitting around doing nothing!”

A PRAYER FOR THE DAY

Dear God, so far today, I’ve done all right.  I haven’t gossiped, and I haven’t lost my temper. I haven’t been grumpy, nasty or selfish, and I’m really glad of that!  But in a few minutes, God, I’m going to get out of bed, and from then on, I’m probably going to need a lot of help. Thank you! Amen.

How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg?  Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn’t make it a leg. –

Abraham Lincoln, 16th U.S. President (1809-1865)

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Center for Creative Living

February 24, 2011

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 11:30 am. Dress is casual and Kids are welcome. Spiritual energies, food, hugs and music are lovingly available!

Rev. Doti Boon will be speaking about “Make the World Yours.”

Caroline Keyes and Rev. Janet Childs will be accompanying Rev. Doti with their amazing music. Min. Ronnie Grigsby will be singing the well known “What a Wonderful World.”

Child care available by Joe Thompson.

Min. Chris Kahl’s Celebration of Life from 3 to 5. Everyone is welcome to share in celebrating this marvelous woman.

METAPHYSICAL CLASSES AT THE CENTER

Thurs. March 3rd 7:00 to 9:00 MEDITATION with Norbeth Granado

Spiritually this is one of the easiest ways to feel closer to Creator (God, Goddess, or however you wish to define the Great Mystery). Become aware and learn how to meditate for just a few minutes every day for spiritual, social and physical healing.

Ministerial class – open to the public. $15. or two for $25.

NOTICE – Sat. Feb. 26th 10:00-4:30pm, DAY of the DRUM – Drum making workshop. Is being held at Pablo’s home in the hills – on Summit Road. Please call for his information. YOU are invited to ‘bring a drum to Life.’ The medicine of the drum brings our ancestors forward, in the heartbeat of the Mother. $50. Deposit required. Contact Pablo at (408)353-2351 for more information regarding the type of skin you would like from Elk, Moose and Deer. Pablo does a Native American blessing for the animal that gave us their skin and the trees that form the 14″ frame for the drum. An amazing and very spiritual journey.

Celebration of Life Service for Chris Kahl at 3:00pm this Sunday (2-27-11). Please “come as you are” or dress whimsical, like wear your Tigger shirt or Wallace & Grommet.  She liked the humor in things and that would give Chris a big kick and really honor her.

Tues. March 1st 6:45 to 8:45 DRUMMING CIRCLE with Norbeth Granado and Dr. Ayleen Augustine. Bring your drum or share one of ours! Don’t forget – you can make your own drum on Sat. the 26th!

Vortex Healing® training comes to San Jose – Five day training from Wednesday March 2nd to Sunday March 6th 9:00 to 5:30 each day.  $655. Vortex Healing®, a Path to Healing and Awakening, a Magical Transformation working with divine and vital webs of creation using the tools of magical transformation.  Transform the roots of emotional consciousness, heal the physical body and awaken the spirit within the human Heart. Contact Rev. Becca Thompson for more info. (408)206-4891

Thurs. March 8th 6:45 to 8:45 MEDITATION CIRCLE with Norbeth and Dr. Ayleen.

Wed. March 9th 9:45am to 11:15am MORNING GENTLE YOGA with Laura Marshall (Krishnapriya) RYT, SVAROOPA inspired. Wed. mornings – 10 sessions $80, 5 sessions $50, Drop in $15. Your First Class is Free!

Wed. March 9th 7:00 to 9:00pm CO-ED GODDESS WORKSHOP with Rev Anne Corbin. Come experience the Goddess at work in your life. Men and Women invited to attend this exciting energetic workshop. Donation

Thurs. March 10th 7:00 to 9:00 DRUID WORKSHOP #1 with Dr. Ayleen Augustine.  Join Ayleen 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 will explore the Seven Gifts of Druidry and how through these gifts you can deepen your connection to and work with Earth-based energies.  The cost is $25.00 per session for the general public and $20.00 per for Divine Events and CCL members.  For more info or to register, emaildr.ayleen@the-healing-house.com or call (408) 372-2840.

Since childhood, Dr. Ayleen has been a student of Druidic traditions.  The past 6 years she has studied several indigenous spiritual and healing traditions which she blends into her chiropractic practice.  In addition to training as a chiropractor, she is a massage therapist and is also certified as a Reiki and Matrix practitioner.

Fri. March 11th 6pm to 8pm FREE BREATHWORK ORIENTATION with Norbeth Granado.  Is Breathwork for you?  Looking to heal, expand, and/or explore your inner self in a deeply profound and meaningful manner? Breathwork is just what you need.  Check it out!

What is Breathwork?  In a safe and sacred setting, highly trained facilitators use a format including evocative music, and herbal scents coupled with healing touch and your self regulated breathing.  Maitri Breathwork initiates the process of gaining access to those parts of your psyche that can help move you toward a state of greater wholeness.

For registration and questions call Norbeth Granado at 408-315-3078 or email divine_events@the-healing-house.com. Facilitators: Norbeth and Carmella Granado, and a host of helpers.

Love and Light,

Rev. Doti Boon

PS from Reverend Clark:

February 24, 2011

With all the world events being broadcast on the news, this morning hearing reports of anticipated snow down to sea level here in our area brought a big smile to my face. Now those of you living in snow all the time might not see the joy in our getting snow on our front lawns, but since is was 70 degrees here just a couple of weeks ago, snow for us is big news! The newscaster was also reminding people to protect their plants and to wrap water pipes so they would not burst with the expected cold weather! I am also enjoying seeing pink on the weather map for expected snow. Lots of changes for all of us; may you find joy in the changes we all experience in our lives.

The deadline for the Spring issue of the UCM magazine is Tuesday March 1st. We encourage you to submit articles for the magazine. You do not have to be a UCM member to do so. We are welcoming articles about Spiritual Rituals from Multi-faiths Around our Globe. Those of you who would like to contribute a particular ritual sacred to your particular spiritual practice please send in your article of 800–1000 words with your bio and a picture or pictures, sent separately to   staff@u-c-m.org

To view our Winter edition UCM Magazine which is now online. Here is a link to the magazine in case you have not already seen it.

http://issuu.com/ucmmag/docs/issue_6_winter_magazine.

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!

Reverend Felecia Mulvany and Elizabeth Barton have been conducting an Advanced Healers Course – Hunter of Mysteries here at the UCM office. The remaining classes are outlined below along with registration information and can be taken on an individual basis.

Class 7 – March 13, 2011

·        Soul retrieval

Class 8 – April 10, 2011

·        Herbs, flower essences, oils, holy water.

Location:    Universal Church of the Master

100 W. Rincon Ave Suite 101, Campbell CA 95008

Time:        12:00 – 5:00 PM, the second Sunday of the Month

Cost:                 $75 per class

Registration: Contact Elizabeth Barton at 650.572.8850 or info@elizabethabarton.com

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 Safedoti@aol.com or 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!

February 18, 2011

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

Editor: Rev. Doti Boon

safedoti@aol.com

Vol. 10 pg 7 (02-17-11)

 

AFFIRMATION

I love to laugh at life and enjoy every minute of my existence

Humor in our Life

As I listen to one of Swami Beyondananda’s CDs – I realize how serious I have been and how much I have been missing laughter. What a JOY to smile, giggle, and laugh

“Levity helps us rise above whatever has been bringing us down.”

Swami Beyondananda

Have you laughed today? Laughter, along with an active sense of humor, is one of the best stress relievers around. When laughter is shared, it brings people closer together and increases everyone’s overall mood and health.

Laughter is so common a human experience; we forget how important it is in our life. Laughter stimulates the “feel good” chemicals in the brain, so you want to do it over and over. It has been found to alleviate depression, release stress, help your heart reduce pain, and help remove cancer cells. It is no coincidence that three of our best comedians, Bob Hope, Milton Berle and George Burns lived to be very old! Seeing the funny side of things keeps you alive!

Laughter is deeply wired in our evolution, predating language; with its origin in tickling and play-fighting. Maybe we laugh because we’re pleased we’re not actually getting beaten or killed. If so, we chalk that up as laughter’s first medical benefit. This is why kids want to keep playing silly games until parents can’t stand it any more. Laughter is “addictive” to the brain.

You can laugh yourself skinny! Laughter increases heart rate by 10 to 20 percent and burns about 1.3 calories per minute. Chuckle for 15 minutes every day for a year and you could drop up to four pounds – and that’s nothing to laugh at.

Laughter is exercise. Laughter is inner jogging. The heart rate and blood pressure go up while you’re laughing, but then they fall down below your baseline afterward, the same as with exercise. It has been found that it takes ten minutes on a treadmill or rowing machine to elevate your heart rate to the same level provided by a good belly laugh. So, to stay healthy go back to watching reruns of “Friends” or “I Love Lucy.”

Proverbs 17, “A merry heart doeth good like a medicine”

Jokes to help you laugh and enjoy life:

Attending a wedding for the first time, a little girl whispered to her mother, “Why is the bride dressed in white?”
“Because white is the color of happiness, and today is the happiest day of her life.”
The child thought about this for a moment, then said, “So why is the groom wearing black?”
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Three boys are in the schoolyard bragging about their fathers. The first boy says, “My Dad scribbles a few words on a piece of paper; he calls it a poem; they give him $50.”
The second boy says, “That’s nothing. My Dad scribbles a few words on a piece of paper; he calls it a song and they give him $100.”
The third boy says, “I got you both beat. My Dad scribbles a few words on a piece of paper; he calls it a sermon and it takes eight people to collect all the money!”
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A police recruit was asked during the exam, “What would you do if you had to arrest your own mother?”
He said, “Call for backup.

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When you’re not blonde and thin, you come up with a personality real quick.

Kathy Najimy in People

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There’s nothing better than a world where everybody’s just trying to make each other laugh.

Matthew Perry

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Never be afraid to laugh at yourself. After all, you could be missing out on the joke of the century.

Dame Edna Everage

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The highlight of my childhood was making my brother laugh so hard that milk came out of his nose.

Garrison Keillor

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The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’

President Ronald Reagan

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Consider the amazing possibility: You incarnated on this earth just to experience the joy of being alive. Do you even know what gives you joy? Do something about that today.

Caroline Myss

P S from Reverend Clark

February 18, 2011

A few of you have discovered when calling the UCM office, that a new voice has been answering the telephone; that of Reverend Corky Whitacre who is replacing Minister Maryjane Genco as our office assistant. Please join with me in welcoming Corky, and thanking Maryjane for all the work she has done as she goes on to pursue her new career of working in a pharmacy.

Hopefully you have had a chance to view the Winter 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://issuu.com/ucmmag/docs/issue_6_winter_magazine.

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. We are welcoming articles about Spiritual Rituals from Multi-faiths Around our Globe. Those of you who would like to contribute a particular ritual sacred to your particular spiritual practice please send in your article of 800–1000 words with your bio and a picture or pictures, sent separately to staff@u-c-m.org The deadline for our Spring issue is March 1, 2011.

Reverend Felecia Mulvany and Elizabeth Barton have been conducting an Advanced Healers Course – Hunter of Mysteries here at the UCM office. The remaining classes are outlined below along with registration information and can be taken on an individual basis.

Class 7 – March 13, 2011

·        Soul retrieval

Class 8 – April 10, 2011

·        Herbs, flower essences, oils, holy water.

Location:    Universal Church of the Master

100 W. Rincon Ave Suite 101, Campbell CA 95008

Time:         12:00 – 5:00 PM, the second Sunday of the Month

Cost:          $75 per class

Registration: Contact Elizabeth Barton at 650.572.8850 or info@elizabethabarton.com

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 Safedoti@aol.com or 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

Center for Creative Living

February 18, 2011

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 11:30 am. Dress is casual and Kids are welcome. Spiritual energies, food, hugs and music are lovingly available!

We are so excited to have Steve Bhaerman, (the man behind Swami Beyondananda) doing our Sunday service. His topic is “The Healing Power of Laughter. In this hilarious and insightful talk Steve will inspire you to use the magic of humor to gain wisdom, perspective and of course, JOY. Steve has offered hundreds of enlightening Sunday morning talks to church groups, as well as numerous keynotes for business, educational and medical audiences. You’ll laugh while you learn, and learn while you laugh!

If you joined us Friday evening for Swami Beyondananda, you already realize how much fun you can have with Mr. Bhaerman.

Choir Rehearsal from 1:00 to 3:00. Everyone is welcome.

METAPHYSICAL CLASSES AT THE CENTER

Thurs., Feb. 17th 7:00 to 9:00

Ministerial class – open to the public.

How to Get in Touch with Physical Aspects of Spirituality with Rev. Mike Genzmer, scientist and Senior System Engineer with Lockheed Martin Space Systems, an ordained UCM minister and a Chi Kung/Tai Ji Associate Professor at Five Branches University and a senior instruct of Tai Ji for the Living Tao Foundation. We are lucky to have him share his journey with us. $15. or two for $25.

UCM Ordination classes in 2011

(Introduction Feb. 19th 9:00 to 12:00 FREE Certified ministers only)

ISLAM 101 1:00 to 5:00 with Akim and Emily Augustine-Tairu $25.

Akim, a Muslim from Ghana shares his religion. Islam is a religion that has been prevalent on this earth since the early 7th century, and is the second largest religion making up 23% of the world population. We are going to take an in-depth look at the major aspects of the religion, its history, go over commonly asked questions as well as misunderstandings, and while doing so will experience some things first hand.

The workshop will be presented by Akim and Emily Augustine-Tairu. Akim is from Ghana and has been a Muslim his entire life, he had Islamic studies as a child, frequently lead prayers at mosques and in the community, and has lived as a devout Muslim since he was old enough to pray. Emily participated in Islam studies while studying abroad in Ghana, but is mainly serving as the fact presenter while Akim is sharing his experiences. We are looking forward to seeing you there as we discover the world of Islam.

Center for Creative Living Happenings

Thurs. Feb. 17th 7:00 to 10:00 How to Get in Touch with Physical Aspects of Spirituality with Mike Genzmer, (See Metaphysical classes above) Rev. Mike will be sharing how he is able to bridge the corporate world and spirituality on a daily basis.

Fri. Feb. 18th EXCITING NEWS! Swami Beyondananda6:30 Doors open. Comedy begins at 7:30. $20. advance $25. at door ($15. with CCL membership card.) Have you tried so many spiritual paths that you’re pathological? Try Swami’s humor in: Driving Your Own Karma:  Swami Beyondananda’s Tour guide to Enlightenment. Or, Drive Your Karma, Curb Your Dogma. Another favorite, Don’t Squeeze the Shaman. Who could forget Swami’s classic GURU Rap Song, “G-U-R-U, Gee, You Are You.” For more visithttp://www.wakeuplaughing.com/

And then his alter-ego Steve Bhaerman will be presenting a sermon on The Healing Power of Laughter on Sun. the 20th of February.

Tues. Feb. 22nd 6:45 to 8:45 DRUMMING CIRCLE with Norbeth Granado and Dr. Ayleen Augustine. Bring your drum or share one of ours! Don’t forget – you can make your own drum on Sat. the 26th!

Sat. Feb. 26th 10:00-4:30pm, Pablo and Rooni, DAY of the DRUM – Drum making workshop. YOU are invited to ‘bring a drum to Life.’ The medicine of the drum brings our ancestors forward, in the heartbeat of the Mother. $50. Deposit required. Contact Center at (408)392-9090 for more information regarding the type of skin you would like from Elk, Moose and Deer. Pablo does a Native American blessing for the animal that gave us their skin and the trees that form the 14″ frame for the drum. An amazing and very spiritual journey.

The Celebration of Life Service for Chris Kahl has been scheduled for 3:00pm February 27th at the Center. Please “come as you are” or dress whimsical, like wear your Tigger shirt or Wallace & Grommet. She liked the humor in things and that would give Chris a big kick and really honor her.

Vortex Healing® training comes to San Jose…five day training from Wednesday March 2nd to Sunday March 6th 9:00 to 5:30 each day.  $655. Vortex Healing®, a Path to Healing and Awakening, a Magical Transformation working with divine and vital webs of creation using the tools of magical transformation. Transform the roots of emotional consciousness, heal the physical body and awaken the spirit within the human Heart. Contact Rev. Becca Thompson for more info. (408)206-4891

Love and Light,

Rev. Doti Boon

International Astrology Day

February 15, 2011

ADVANCE REGISTRATION

CUT OFF DATE: SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2011

AFAN, NCGR or SFAS Members: $75 Non-Members: $90

For complete information and to register, visit:

http://www.ncgrsanfrancisco.org/IADSF2011.html

Below is a preview of the entire event.

Solar System Planets.

Image via Wikipedia

BRAVE NEW WORLD: OUTER PLANETS IN TRANSITION

Saturday, March 19th, 2011

10 AM – 8:00 PM

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Bring on the Human Future!

Steven Forrest

5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Uranus squaring Pluto, Jupiter opposing Saturn—with all the current concern about the intense planetary activity in the Cardinal signs and the spooky (and allegedly Mayan) prophecies about the end of the world in 2012, it is easy forget that Neptune will be a major part of the mix for fourteen years starting very soon. As the planet of dreams and visions enters the sign of its modern rulership, its impact on everyone becomes vastly more powerful.

What will Neptune’s passage through Pisces add to the current mix? In this talk, Steven Forrest explores the idea that the tensions of the current world situation will soon propel humanity in a new and more spiritual direction. This is not some New Age fantasy about Dick Cheney meditating or Paris Hilton getting over herself! Steven’s talk will be grounded history. He intends to prove to you that, behind all the apocalyptic fears, we actually have solid ground for optimism about the human direction.

2011 and Beyond: A New World Emerging from the Sea

Dale O’Brien

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM

Since 1925, a NEW WAY of looking at the signs of the Zodiac emerged, giving one unique image for each degree of the zodiac. Since that time, this collection of images, called “The Sabian Symbols.” has merged into astrology. On this very first day of Spring, March 21.2011, we will experience, celebrate and co-create the beginning of a new spring like no other before! This is because the Sun aligns with the bringer of changes, Uranus, in the very first degree of the very first sign of the Zodiac. The Sabian Symbol image for this degree is “A woman has risen out of the ocean, a seal is embracing her.” Simultaneously, Spring 2011 begins with no less than 4 “planets” in Pisces, the sign of moving water (the ocean) AND Neptune, “lord of the oceans” ready to move into Pisces very soon in 2011. It seems that “A New World” is indeed emerging from the sea. What might this mean? This astrologer, Dale O’Brien, has lots to say about that! Astrological meaning reflects the meaning of our lives as water reflects the lights that shine upon it. As the old song goes, “What does the deep sea say?”

Uranus in Aries: Taking Charge of Our Well-Being

Stephanie Gailing

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

As Uranus marches through Aries for the next eight years, we are being called to martial our courage and initiate liberating changes that can further connect us to our sense of personal empowerment. Yet with its shocking and expect-the-unexpected energy, Uranus’ journey through the primary cardinal sign is likely to feel challenging for many. In this lecture, we will review the self-care tools—including dietary approaches, essential oils, flower essences, and lifestyle recommendations—that we can offer our clients (and use ourselves) to help galvanize a sense of physical, mental, and emotional well-being during this time. To add an additional layer of context, we’ll also discuss the health trends that we are likely to collectively encounter during Uranus’ sojourn through Aries.

When One Door Closes, another Opens: How to Flourish Financially in the New Age Dorothy Kovach

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Like it or not, a major shift in consciousness is upon us. Simply put, when the big planets change signs, so does our luck. The old ways no longer work. As savvy investors know, wherever Uranus goes, new millionaires follow. Knowing about the outer planets’ new celestial locations can spell the difference between getting rich or going broke. Uranus in Aries may even bring us the opportunity to rid ourselves of our addiction to oil for once and for all. It won’t be all sweet and light, though. The natives are restless, thanks to Pluto in Capricorn. Tea-baggers are only the beginning of the potential civil unrest that lurks in the future thanks to Neptune’s march through murky Pisces, which may only make matters worse by prolonging the recession. Bring your chart and your questions, and find out where to make money in this astrologically Brave New World. 

Uranus/Pluto: An Astrological Hero’s Journey

Ralfee Finn

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

This lecture presents the Uranus/Pluto squares of the next several years as the astrological equivalent of a Hero’s Journey. It contextualizes the cycle through a mythic framework in order to allow a deeper understanding of its power and potential for personal as well as planetary transformation. Often understood astrologically as the principle of sudden change, Uranus is infamously at the center of startling twists of fate. As the original Greek sky god who joined with Gaia to create the Olympian Gods, Uranian thunderbolts of lightning still catalyze transformation by illuminating stagnant systems in need of renewal. We have just completed a two-year cycle of Saturn/Uranus oppositions, during which time we witnessed the dissolution of structures and systems that no longer serve. But this process is not over. We have yet to witness what will rise from the ashes: we know what’s dying; we don’t know what’s being born. The next four years of Uranus/Pluto squares hold the key to what lies ahead. Pluto’s primal force always demands a death as well as a rebirth, and as it joins forces with Uranus, we will hear what Joseph Campbell deems “The Call to Adventure.” As the journey unfolds, it will be marked by a descent into the underworld, various trials and initiations, and most importantly opportunities to redefine masculine and feminine cultural archetypes. It will also include a reemergence into the world based on a new and expanded consciousness.

Elizabeth Barton,

Owner of and Practitioner at
The Transformative Therapy Center
Your Chrysalis for Healing.”
2555 Flores Street, Suite #300
San Mateo, CA 94403
(650) 572-8850
www.transformativetherapycenter.com
info@transformativetherapycenter.com

CMT since 1988
Energy and Body worker


Custom  Made Art

Professional Astrologer
VP of the San Francisco Astrological Society
www.sfastrologicalsociety.com
http://www.meetup.com/Astrology-of-the-Bay-Area-Meet-up-Group

Angelic Heart Healing

February 10, 2011

Angelic Heart bridges you deeply into the angelic realm allowing an angel to come into your spine to facilitate the session. During the healing, you will feel/sense/see/know angels communicating with you in the way most helpful in unfolding your natural gifts. Angelic presence will infuse your system and create new energy and clarity. Old emotional patterns and blocks will fall away to open the way for new possibilities and the joy of creation. Angels were created solely to serve the divine and are empowered by the divine to work directly in the manifest world. Angels come to deliver messages and guidance, to act as protectors, to bring hope, to give relief from adversity, to strengthen and support. Because Angelic Heart works through the divine consciousness of VortexHealing®, it is not possible to establish connection with demonic or evil entities. Please know space is limited to 30 and parking is free.

Price: $35.00

Dates: Tuesday March 1st healing begins at 7:00pm; please arrive by 6:45pm
Address:  Universal Church of the Master 100 W. Rincon Ave. Ste. 101 Campbell, CA 95008

Contact Becca Thompson at beccathompson8@aol.com; 408-206-4891 to register; payment can be sent by check to 5168 Westmont Ave, San Jose CA 95130

gailynn-vortex@vortexhealing.org
http://www.vortexhealing.org.

A Joyful Noise!

February 10, 2011

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

Editor: Rev. Doti Boon

safedoti@aol.com

Vol. 10 pg 6 (02-10-11)

AFFIRMATION

I am loved and loving

So many folks (men and women) come to my office stating they need to lose twenty, thirty or forty pounds so they and attract the “right person” and this will make all of their troubles go.  They fantasize that being loved by the “right person” will make them all that they have ever wanted to be. But, their appearance keeps them from their goal. The fact is; unless you love yourself JUST THE WAY YOU ARE, that good relationship will always evade you!

“Love yourself,” say the words out load. Did you get a negative reaction?  Did the word “egotistical” come to mind? I don’t mean be self-centered, I mean: respect yourself, protect yourself, and care for yourself.  And do you know what? It’s OK!

Do you like yourself and recognize your good qualities? Do you know you are responsible for your own happiness, self-esteem and fulfillment? Or, do you expect a partner to come into your life to constantly sing your praises and lift your spirits? Or someone to make life absolutely perfect for you? It is unrealistic and unfair to expect a partner to provide this for you. Remember, you are here to live YOUR LIFE – not expect someone else to live it for you! Does that sound harsh?

If so, why not try something new? Start feeling good about yourself. Maybe, if you start small you can sneak up on your insecurities and appreciate who you truly are – A Child of God.

Start with making a written or mental list of five physical qualities that make you proud. They don’t have to be supermodel characteristics. I keep reiterating simple things, such as “I have nice eyebrows and small ears.” You can do the same thing. Find something just perfect about yourself. Next, find five non-physical strengths that you possess. For example, “I am a good listener and I am creative.” Don’t be embarrassed. You are the only one who has to know about this list. Add to it whenever you can.

Make a habit this Valentine/heart month of focusing on all of your good qualities, then work on the areas that you’d like to improve. Be aware of the things that you are sensitive about, so that you can alert others. When you see a positive reflection of yourself – others will react accordingly.

We quite often sing “I Love Myself the Way I Am” at Sunday Celebrations. Read it to yourself – and feel it in your heart!

I love myself the way I am, there’s nothing I need to change
I’ll always be the perfect me there’s nothing to rearrange

I’m beautiful and capable of being the best me I can

And I love myself just the way I am.

I love you the way you are there’s nothing you need to do
When I feel the love inside myself it’s easy to love you

Behind your fears, your rage and tears I see your shining star

And I love you just the way you are.

I love the world the way it is, ’cause I can clearly see
That all the things I judge are done by people just like me

So ’til the birth of peace on earth that only love can bring

I’ll help it grow by loving everything.

I love myself the way I am and still I want to grow.
But change outside can only come when deep inside I know

I’m beautiful and capable, of being the best me I can,

And I love myself just the way I am!  I love myself just the way I am!

Keep this in your heart and say it until YOU BELIEVE IT! And, trust me, great things start happening!

“When you love yourself, you become lovable”

Kim Morris

“In profound love, it is as blessed to give as to receive.  Such love is not unselfish love; of course we give to ourselves when we give to the other.

E. Walster and G. W. Walster

If you want to be loved, be lovable.
Ovid

It is sad not to be loved but it is much sadder not to be able to love.
Miguel De Unamuno

Center for Creative Living

February 10, 2011

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 11:30 am. Dress is casual and Kids are welcome. Spiritual energies, food, hugs and music are lovingly available!

Join us this Valentine’s Day service for From the Heart, Intimacy, and the Hearts Desire with Rev. Michael Genzmer.  Rev. Mike is a Chi Kung/Tai Ji Associate Professor at Five Branches University, a Traditional Chinese Medicine Institution.  This will be his third Valentines Day service for CCL. He is always an enlightening and incredible speaker. He will also be doing How to Get in Touch with Physical Aspects of Spirituality on Thursday the 17th from 7 to 9pm (see more in Metaphysical Classes).

Choir Rehearsal from 1:00 to 3:00. Everyone is welcome.

METAPHYSICAL CLASSES AT THE CENTER

Thurs., Feb. 17th 7:00 to 9:00

Ministerial class – open to the public.

How to Get in Touch with Physical Aspects of Spirituality with Rev. Mike Genzmer, scientist and Senior System Engineer with Lockheed Martin Space Systems, an ordained UCM minister and a Chi Kung/Tai Ji Associate Professor at Five Branches University and a senior instruct of Tai Ji for the Living Tao Foundation. We are lucky to have him share his journey with us. $15. or two for $25.

UCM Ordination classes in 2011

(Introduction Feb. 19th 9:00 to 12:00 FREE Certified ministers only)

ISLAM 101 1:00 to 5:00 with Akim and Emily Augustine-Tairu $25.

Contact the Center for more information. (408)392-9090.

Center for Creative Living Happenings

Fri. Feb. 11th 7:00 to 10:00pm SECRETS OF SENSUAL MASSAGE (For Couples) with Dr. Ayleen Augustine and Norbeth Granado $100. For a more romantic and fulfilling physical and emotional connection with that special someone!

Sat. Feb. 12th 9am to 8pm SPIRIT WALKER WORKSHOP with Norbeth Granado and Friends. For more information call Norbeth for more info at (408)315-3078

Tues. Feb. 15th 6:45 to 8:45 DRUMMING CIRCLE with Norbeth Granado and Dr. Ayleen Augustine. Bring your drum or share one of ours!

Wed. Feb. 16th 9:45 to 11:15am MORNING GENTLE YOGA with Laura Marshall (KRISHNAPRIYA) RYT, SVAROOPA inspired.

10 class set $80. 5 class set $50. Drop in $15.

Thurs. Feb. 17th 7:00 to 10:00 How to Get in Touch with Physical Aspects of Spirituality with Mike Genzmer, (See Metaphysical classes above) Rev. Mike will be sharing how he is able to bridge the corporate world and spirituality on a daily basis.

Fri. Feb. 18th EXCITING NEWS! Swami Beyondananda 6:30 Doors open. Comedy begins at 7:30. $20. Advance $25. at door ($15. with CCL membership card.) Have you tried so many spiritual paths that you’re pathological? Try Swami’s humor in: Driving Your Own Karma: Swami Beyondananda’s Tour guide to Enlightenment. Or, Drive Your Karma, Curb Your Dogma. Another favorite, don’t Squeeze the Shaman. Who could forget Swami’s classic GURU Rap Song, “G-U-R-U, Gee, You Are You.” For more please visit: http://www.wakeuplaughing.com/

And then his alter-ego Steve Bhaerman will be presenting a sermon on The Healing Power of Laughter on Sun. the 20th of February.

The Celebration of Life Service for Chris Kahl has been scheduled for 3:00pm February 27th at the Center. Please “come as you are” or dress whimsical, like wear your Tigger shirt or Wallace & Grommet. She liked the humor in things and that would give Chris a big kick and really honor her.

VortexHealing® training comes to San Jose…five day training from Wednesday March 2nd to Sunday March 6th 9:00 to 5:30 each day. Early registration is $625, after Feb. 12 you pay $655. Deposit of $300 required by Feb. 12 for discount.

VortexHealing®, a Path to Healing and Awakening, a Magical Transformation working with divine and vital webs of creation using the tools of magical transformation. Transform the roots of emotional consciousness, heal the physical body and awaken the spirit within the human Heart.

See Rev. Becca Thompson for more info.

Love and Light,

Rev. Doti Boon