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A Joyful Noise!

March 26, 2011

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

Editor: Rev. Doti Boon

safedoti@aol.com

Vol. 10 pg 12 (03-24-11)

AFFIRMATION

God Answers My Prayers

As many of you are aware, our UCM family has been experiencing quite a few losses, illness and financial crises. With each request we have prayed for the people experiencing such difficulties. These prayers have been put into a prayer bowl and people from all over the country lend their voices to entreat help from the creator.

As I was starting to write this message I had a very heretical thought – what if prayer doesn’t work? So, as with most problems these days – I went onto the inter-net and read many interesting articles.

I found that many alternative medicine therapies emphasize healing from a holistic mind, body, and spirit perspective and that these approaches to medicine have gained increasing acceptance in recent years. Almost everyone prays when faced with a traumatic injury like spinal cord injury (SCI) or a debilitating disease such as multiple sclerosis (MS) or cancer.  Can this prayer actually help one’s health? Substantial scientific evidence indicates yes.

Prayer-like consciousness has been shown to inhibit the growth of cancer cells, protect red blood cells, alter blood chemistry, and increase blood oxygenation.  In one study, skin wounds healed at a much greater rate when treated with a spirituality-related treatment.

In a controversial study carried out by cardiologist Dr. Randolph Byrd in July 1988, nearly 400 heart patients were randomly assigned to either a group that was prayed for by a home prayer group or a control group.  This was a rigorous double-blind study designed to eliminate the placebo effect.  In such a study, neither the patient nor doctor knows who is receiving the intervention (i.e., prayer).  Patients who received prayer had better health outcomes, including a reduced need for antibiotics and a lower incidence of pulmonary edema.

Prayer researcher Jack Stucki carried out double-blind studies evaluating the effects of prayer on the body’s electromagnetic fields.  In these studies, the electrical activity in both the brain and body surface was measured in subjects in his Colorado Springs laboratory. Nearly 1,000 miles away in California, spiritual groups would either pray or not pray for a subject.  The electrical activity measured in the prayed-for subjects was significantly altered compared to controls.

Prayer is (and always has been) an integral and valuable part of medicine.  Western medicine tends to focus on prayer as a separate entity, but recently there is a movement towards returning to a more “spiritual medicine.”

Prayer is universal in many forms including such concepts as meditation, Reiki, or laying of hands, as well as the traditional view of praying to a single deity or several deities.  Religions, throughout the centuries, have often incorporated prayer and healing.  In fact the same person, usually a medicine man or woman, dispensed medical and spiritual healing.

In the Lakota tradition, the sacred pipe is a form of prayer.  The tobacco, containing herbs with both male and female medicine, acts as the connection “to the divine energy of the Great Spirit.”

The Tibetan Medical Institute in Dharmsala, India follows the tradition that “both plants and prayer are combined to make medicine.”

Catholics have been praying to God and Saints for centuries for healing of the sick.  Holy water often used in prayer as a connection to God is used to anoint patients in order to transfer its healing affect.

In the Jewish tradition, Prayers are often said at services requesting health and well-being for members.  Petitioning God to allow divine grace to flow into their world, into their lives, and into their bodies was part of the practice of the Hasidic masters, and other Jewish mystics before them. In the past, many Rabbis were also medical practitioners.

Islamic traditions state that “it is the command of Allah for a patient to seek for a medical cure.”  This tradition lies in the example that Muhammad set for his “ummat (community)” through his own search of medicinal cures.

Meditation has been used in many religions as a form of prayer healing, a silent connection to the divine. Buddhism offers prayer banners for healing, in addition to what are known as Prayer Wheels.  Prayer Wheels are inscribed with om mani padme hum mantras.  Turning a prayer wheel is the equivalent of chanting the prayers inscribed on the wheel.  These Prayer Wheels purify negative karmas and aid in stopping disease.  Buddhist and Hindu prayer ceremonies called pujas are often used to invoke blessings.

For centuries, prayer and medicine were interlinked.  Prayer (or spirituality) was an integral part of a patient’s recovery.  It is not necessary for prayer to be performed solely by the ailing person, as “intercessory prayer,” which is prayer offered for the benefit of another, had the same spiritual healing value.  But not until recently, and more particularly the last ten years, has Western medicine started to look into the intrinsic value of prayer.  More and more research is being conducted to study the effectiveness of prayer on healing.

“Physicians and healers agree that the main goal of all healing arts is to improve quality of life.  If we accept the premise that prayer and spirituality can enhance quality of life, then these practices are far too important and intriguing to be ignored by science and medicine.” Rebekah Pratt

Isn’t it great to have science, history and cultural differences all come together to not only agree but substantiate what we at UCM have been doing for over 100 years?

Blessings.

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Helpful Prayers

Johnny had been misbehaving and was sent to his room. After a while he emerged and informed his mother that he had thought it over and then said a prayer.

“Fine,” said the pleased mother. “If you ask God to help you not misbehave, he will help you.”

“Oh, I didn’t ask him to help me not misbehave,” said Johnny. “I asked Him to help you put up with me.”

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A little boy was kneeling beside his bed with his mother and grandmother softly saying his prayers. “Dear God, please bless Mummy and Daddy and all the family and please give me a good night’s sleep.”

Suddenly he looked up and shouted, “And don’t forget to give me a bicycle for my birthday!!”

“There is no need to shout like that,” said his mother. “God isn’t deaf.”

“No,” said the little boy, “But Grandma is.”

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P.S. Reverend Clark

March 26, 2011

When I returned to the office on Tuesday after being in Little Rock Arkansas, for a conference, the first thing I checked on was the Dove nest outside my office. There had been quite a storm and I wondered how everything would be, she was still in the nest and I breathed a sigh of relief. This morning she was on the fence and I was concerned as it is raining quite hard; however now she is back on the nest, so I suspect there might be a little one inside…but cannot tell for sure just yet. Hope she can keep him/her dry and warm.

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Please mark May 14th & 15th on your calendar. It is once again time for our annual meeting/conference. Reverend Doti Boon and her committees are hard at work organizing a special weekend for us. We invite all of you to attend.

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To read the UCM Magazine, Spring edition, Rituals From Around The Globe.  Please use the following link to view it online:

http://issuu.com/UCMMag/docs/issue_7_spring_2011

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!

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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.

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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

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New Workshop being offered April 30th

MAKING THE “NEXT GENERATION” OF FLOWER ESSENCES WORKSHOP

with Minister Maryellen De Vine on Saturday April 30, 2011

Angel Therapy Practitioner®

www.AngelicJourneys.com

In this workshop you will learn how to make flower essences and the ways they can be used. You will also learn how to create your own unique types of essences. There are so many sources of amazing energy available to us that can be funneled into water and made into an essence. During this workshop you will get the opportunity to make and take home your own special essence.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

1:00 to 4:00 pm

$48.00 (includes supplies).

Location: Universal Church of the Master Office

100 W. Rincon Ave. #101

Campbell, CA 95008

To register, contact Maryellen De Vine:

Email mcdevine@comcast.net

or call 408-356-6038

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Campbell, CA 95008

408.370.6519

Fax 408.370.6591

www.u-c-m.org

Center for Creative Living

March 26, 2011

UCM Conference May 14th and 15th at CCL

Pre-Conference Workshop – Friday May 13th 7:00 to 9:00

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!

This Sunday Rev. Doti Boon will be speaking on “Receiving God’s Love and Joy.” We have been hearing rumors about God’s vengeance on various countries, religions and sects. Come to the Center this Sunday and hear about the wonders of God’s positive and exciting miracles. Please bring some inspiring stories to share with the congregation.

Carolyn Keyes and Rev. Janet Childs will be accompanying Rev. Doti’s guided meditation with their amazing music and also, Min. Ronnie Grigsby, our incredible soloist.

Child care available by Joe Thompson.

METAPHYSICAL CLASSES AT THE CENTER

Sat. March 27th 10am to 5pm  ACCESSING PAST LIVES WORKSHOP Do you have problems with abundance, job security, money situations?  Rev. Doti will be able to help you release all of those negative thought patterns through a form of self realization called Past Life Regression. UCM ministerial class – Open to the Public $50, includes lunch. (408)392-9090

CENTER HAPPENINGS

Thurs. March 24th 7:00 to 9:00 DRUID WORKSHOP 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 Seven Gifts of Druidry and how through these gifts you can deepen your connection to and work with Earth-based energies. $25. future dates ; 4/14, 4/28, 5/12, 5/26, 6/9

Fri. March 25th 6:45 to 8:45  DIDGERIDOO WORKSHOP Norbeth Granado is presenting an introductory workshop for those who want to play the traditional Australian Aboriginal Didgeridoo. If you have a Didge and don’t know how to play it, BRING IT. If you have always wanted to learn how to play a didge, come – we have practice didgeridoos you can use. If you are just curious, come!! $20.

Sun. March 27th 1:00 to 5:00 CCL OPEN HOUSE to welcome and introduce our new healer, Leland “Lee”Stanford, Body Counselor, Energy Medicine Healer and Master Massage Therapist and Body Worker. Come and receive a whole bunch of “tricks” (via short talk & demos) to give you much more energy. What would you do with twice the energy you have now? Just imagine it for 30 seconds, then call to RSVP, (408)392-9090. This is an Open House, just like Lee would have a House Warming. It is NOT a sales presentation! There will be goodies, beverages and free prizes.

Lee is miraculously successful in helping clients get rid of old physical pain, old emotional pain, illness, broken hearts and more that has been locked inside their cellular memory. FREE EVENT! after service on Sunday

Tues. March 29th 6:45 to 8:45 DRUMMING CIRCLE with Norbeth and Dr. Ayleen. Bring a drum or use one of ours! Donation!

Wed. March 30th 9:45am to 11:15am MORNING GENTLE YOGA with Laura Marshall (Krishnapriya) RYT, SVAROOPA inspired, 5 sessions $50, Drop in $15. Your First Class is Free!

NOTICE –the Celebration of Life service for Cindy Silveria has been changed to Sat. April 9th 11:00am at the Center for Creative Living.

Love and Light,

Rev. Doti Boon

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“NEXT GENERATION” FLOWER ESSENCES

March 26, 2011

MAKING THE “NEXT GENERATION” OF FLOWER ESSENCES

WORKSHOP

Saturday, April 30, 2011

1:00 to 4:00 pm

with Min. Maryellen De Vine

Angel Therapy Practitioner®

www.AngelicJourneys.com

Location: Universal Church of the Master Office

100 W. Rincon Ave. #101

Campbell, CA 95008

In this workshop you will learn how to make flower essences and the ways they can be used. You will also learn how to create your own unique types of essences. There are so many sources of amazing energy available to us that can be funneled into water and made into an essence.

Maryellen creates custom essences for people from the energy of their own group of angels and guides, which allows for a more graceful and powerful connection. She has created a new line of “Ascension Essences” to help the individual align his or her vibration to that of an affirmative statement. Examples of statements are:

“I allow abundance and prosperity into my life.”

“Inspiration flows abundantly through me.”

“I have vibrant health and vitality.”

“I have harmonious relationships.”

“I open more and more to intuitive abilities.”

Comments from clients:

“I am already enjoying your essences – thank you so much! Right from the start when I tried the Abundance essence, it felt like I was expanded – like I was holding more energy and taking up more space. I am looking forward to more info on your upcoming workshop, especially since I am such a strong believer in these Ascension Essences.” – J.J. (Calif.)

“I have noticed that since using your essence that there has been a real shift in my thinking, feeling, motivation, dreams, outlook….just about every area I can think of. Your essences are wonderful! Thank you for making mine so special!” – P.B. (Calif.)

Maryellen’s guides and angels have shared with her that these types of essences are the “next generation” of flower essences.

During this workshop you will get the opportunity to make and take home your own special essence.

The cost of this 3-hour workshop is $48.00 (which includes supplies).

To register, contact Maryellen De Vine:

Email mcdevine@comcast.net

or call 408-356-6038

This event is prepared independently of Universal Church of the Master and UCM does not control or endorse the activities associated with this event.

A Joyful Noise!

March 18, 2011

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

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Editor: Rev. Doti Boon

safedoti@aol.com

Vol. 10 pg 11 (03-17-11)

AFFIRMATION

I see Peace Sweeping our world now!

This week we had a wonderful meeting to plan the upcoming UCM annual meeting and conference May 14th and 15th.  Our theme this year is PEACE . . . The New Normal.

It is time to become involved in bringing peace into our lives. We have become more and more acceptant of anger, frustration, murders and war as a part of our everyday life. Each one of us needs to change our thinking into one of peace and understanding, with consideration of each other and ourselves!

How can we do this? We need to remember that PEACE begins with us! I received the following and felt with all of the world upheaval and anxiousness – it was worth passing on to the JFN readers.

Peace must sweep over our planetary world now.

For this we pray.  Peace, peace, peace.

This is a peaceful reminder to continue your meditations

Based on the writings of Deepak Chopra on Peace.

The approach of personal transformation is the idea of the future for ending war. It depends on the only advantage that people of peace have over war makers:  sheer numbers. If enough people in the world transformed themselves into peacemakers, war could end. The leading idea here is critical mass. It took a critical mass of human beings to embrace electricity and fossil fuels, to teach evolution and adopt every major religion. When the time is right and enough people participate, critical mass can change the world. Can it end war?

There is precedent to believe that it might. The ancient Indian ideal of Ahimsa, or non-violence, gave Gandhi his guiding principle of reverence for life. In every spiritual tradition it is believed that peace must exist in one’s heart before it can exist in the outer world. Personal transformation deserves a chance.

Mohandas K. Gandhi

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Can it end war, anger and anxiousness?

There is precedent to believe that it might. The ancient Indian ideal of Ahimsa, or non-violence, gave Gandhi his guiding principle of reverence for life. In every spiritual tradition it is believed that peace must exist in one’s heart before it can exist in the outer world. Personal transformation deserves a chance.

When a person is established in non-violence, those in his vicinity cease to feel hostility.

– Patanjali, ancient Indian sage

Seven Practices for Peace

The program for peacemakers asks you to follow a specific practice every day, each one centered on the theme of peace.

Sunday:  Being for Peace

Monday:  Thinking for Peace

Tuesday:  Feeling for Peace

Wednesday:  Speaking for Peace

Thursday:  Acting for Peace

Friday:  Creating for Peace

Saturday:  Sharing for Peace

Our hope is that you will create peace on every level of your life. Each practice takes only a few minutes. You can be as private or outspoken as you wish. But those around you will know that you are for peace, not just through good intentions but by the way you conduct your life on a daily basis.

Sunday:  Being for Peace

Today, take 5 minutes to meditate for peace. Sit quietly with your eyes closed. Put your attention on your heart and inwardly repeat these four words: Peace, Harmony, Laughter, and Love. Allow these words to radiate from your heart’s stillness out into your body. As you end your meditation, say to yourself, “Today I will relinquish all resentments and grievances.” Bring into your mind anyone against whom you have a grievance and let it go. Send that person your forgiveness.

Monday:  Thinking for Peace

Thinking has power when it is backed by intention. Today, introduce the intention of peace in your thoughts. Take a few moments of silence, and then repeat this ancient prayer:

Let me be loved, let me be happy, let me be peaceful.
Let my friends be happy, loved, and peaceful.
Let my perceived enemies be happy, loved, and peaceful.
Let all beings be happy, loved, and peaceful.
Let the whole world experience these things.

Tuesday:  Feeling for Peace

This is the day to experience the emotions of peace. Emotions of peace are compassion, understanding, and love. Compassion is a feeling of shared suffering. When you feel someone else’s suffering, there is the birth of understanding. Understanding is the knowledge that suffering is shared by everyone. When you understand that you aren’t alone in your suffering, there is the birth of love.

When there is love there is the opportunity for peace.

As your practice, observe a stranger some time during your day. Silently say to you, “This person is just like me. Like me, this person has experienced joy and sorrow, despair and hope, fear and love. Like me, this person has people in his or her life who deeply care and love them. Like me, this person’s life is impermanent and will end. This person’s peace is as important as my peace. I want peace, harmony, laughter, and love in their life and life of all beings.”

Wednesday:  Speaking for Peace

Today, the purpose of speaking is to create happiness in the listener. Have this intention: Today every word I utter will be chosen consciously. I will refrain from complaints, condemnation, and criticism.  Your practice is to do at least one of the following:

  • Tell someone how much you appreciate them.
  • Express genuine gratitude to those who help and love you.
  • Offer healing or nurturing words to someone who needs them.
  • Show respect to someone whose respect you value.
  • If you are reacting negatively to anyone, in a way that isn’t peaceful, refrain from speaking and keep silent. Wait to speak until you feel centered and calm, and then speak with respect.

Thursday:  Acting for Peace

Today is the day to help someone in need: A child, a sick person, or an older person. Help can take many forms. Tell yourself, “Today I will bring a smile to a stranger’s face. If someone acts in a hurtful way to me or someone else, I will respond with a gesture of loving kindness. I will send an anonymous gift to someone, however small. I will offer help without asking for gratitude or recognition.”

Friday:  Creating for Peace

Today, come up with at least one creative idea to resolve a conflict, either in your personal life or your family circle or among friends. If you can, create an idea that applies to your community, the nation, or the whole world. You may change an old habit, look at someone a new way, offer words never offered before, or think of an activity bringing people together in good feeling and laughter.

Second, invite family members or friends to come up with one creative idea.  Creativity feels best when you think up the new idea or approach. Make it known that you accept and enjoy creativity. Be loose and easy. Let ideas flow and try out things that have appeal. The purpose is to bond, because only when you bond with others can there be mutual trust. When you trust, there is no need for hidden hostility and suspicion, which are the two great enemies of peace.

Saturday:  Sharing for Peace

Today, share peacemaking with two people. Give them this information and invite them to begin daily practice. As more of us participate in this sharing, our practice will expand into a critical mass. Celebrate your own peace consciousness with at least one other peace-conscious person today.  Connect through e-mail or phone.

Share your experience of growing peace.  Share your gratitude that someone else is as serious about peace as you are.  Share your ideas for helping the world move closer to critical mass.  Do whatever you can, in small or large ways, to assist anyone who wants to become a peacemaker.

The Best Reason to Become a Peacemaker

If you transform yourself into a peacemaker, you won’t become an activist marching in the streets. You will not be “anti” anything. No money is required. All you are asked to do is to go within and dedicate yourself to peace.  It just might work!

Even if you don’t immediately see a decline in violence around the world, you will know in your heart that you have dedicated your own life to peace. The single best reason to become a peacemaker is that every other approach has failed.

We don’t know what number the critical mass is–the best we can hope is to bring about change by personal transformation. Isn’t it worth a few moments of your day to end 30 wars around the world and perhaps every future war that is certain to break out?

There are 21.3 million soldiers serving in armies around the world. Can’t we recruit a peace brigade ten times larger? A hundred times larger? The effort begins now, with you.

When a critical mass of people focus on a

similar intent, a shift occurs.

Deep peace of the Running Wave to you.

Deep peace of the Flowing Air to you.

Deep peace of the Quiet Earth to you.

Deep peace of the Shining Stars to you.

Deep peace of the God/Goddess to you.

And now – some humor

After a very long and boring sermon the parishioners filed out of the church saying nothing to the preacher. Towards the end of the line was a thoughtful person who always commented on the sermons. “Pastor, today your sermon reminded me of the peace and love of God!” The pastor was thrilled. “No-one has ever said anything like that about my preaching before. Tell me why.” “Well – it reminded me of the Peace of God because it passed all understanding and the Love of God because it endured forever!”

Center for Creative Living

March 18, 2011

UCM Conference May 14th and 15th at CCL

Pre-Conference Workshop

Friday May 13th 7:00 to 9:00

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!

Leland (Lee) Stanford will be speaking about “SPRING FORTH – Higher than Ever Before.”

Carolyn Keyes and Rev. Janet Childs will be accompanying Rev. Doti’s guided meditation with their amazing music. Also performing is Min. Ronnie Grigsby, our incredible soloist. We are delighted to have the CCL Songbirds joining us and a guest performance by Margaret Miles (Norma Hughes’ daughter) who will be singing two Spring Equinox songs from her new CD!

Child care available by Joe Thompson.

METAPHYSICAL CLASSES AT THE CENTER

Thurs. March 17th 7:00 to 9:00 HYPNOSIS AND THE HEALING ARTS with Rev. Corky Whitacre. A look at how Hypnosis has been used in healing since the first person said, “Relax, this won’t hurt a bit.” All physical, emotional, and spiritual maladies are exacerbated by fear, anxiety, tension, etc. When you can relax and focus your ability to direct energy and heal is multiplied a thousand times. Rev. Corky has over 25 years of experience as a Hypnotherapist and Hypnoanesthetist. At the very least, by the end of the class you will be relaxed.

UCM ministerial class – Open to the Public $15. or 2 for $25.

Sat. March 26th 10am to 5pm ACCESSING PAST LIVES WORKSHOP Do you have problems with abundance, job security, money situations? Rev. Doti will be able to help you release all of those negative thought patterns through a form of self realization called Past Life Regression. UCM ministerial class – Open to the Public $50, includes lunch. (408)392-9090

CENTER HAPPENINGS

Fri. March 18th 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 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.

Sat. March 19th 9:00am to 8:00pm BREATHWORK (see above)

Note:  Pre-registration is required. New Breathers are also required to attend an orientation on March 18th from 6 to 8pm, experienced breathers need not attend. Contact number listed for information and registration.

Tues. March 22nd 6:45 to 8:45 Meditation Circle with Norbeth and Dr. Ayleen. Donation!

Wed. March 23rd 9:45am to 11:15am MORNING GENTLE YOGA with Laura Marshall (Krishnapriya) RYT, SVAROOPA inspired, 10 sessions $80, 5 sessions $50, Drop in $15. Your First Class is Free!

Thurs. March 24th 7:00 to 9:00 DRUID WORKSHOP #2 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 Seven Gifts of Druidry and how through these gifts you can deepen your connection to and work with Earth-based energies. $25. CCL and Divine Events students $20. Future dates; 4/14, 4/28, 5/12, 5/26, 6/9

Fri. March 25th 6:45 to 8:45  DIDGERIDOO WORKSHOP Norbeth Granado is presenting an introductory workshop for those who want to play the traditional Australian Aboriginal Didgeridoo. If you have a Didge and don’t know how to play it, BRING IT. If you have always wanted to learn how to play a didge, come – we have practice didgeridoos you can use. If you are just curious, come!! $20.

Sun. March 27th 1:00 to 5:00 CCL OPEN HOUSE – to welcome and introduce our new healer, Leland “Lee” Stanford, Body Counselor, Energy Medicine Healer and Master Massage Therapist and Body Worker. Come and receive a whole bunch of “tricks” (via short talk & demos) to give you much more energy. What would you do with twice the energy you have now? Just imagine it for 30 seconds, and then call to RSVP, (408)392-9090.This is an Open Houses, just like Lee would have a House Warming. It is NOT a sales presentation! There will be goodies, beverages and free prizes.

Lee is miraculously successful in helping clients get rid of old physical pain, old emotional pain, illness, broken hearts and more that has been locked inside their cellular memory. FREE EVENT! After service on Sunday.

Wishing you a very Happy Spring Equinox!

Love and Light, Rev. Doti Boon

P S from Reverend Clark:

March 18, 2011

Some sad news and some good news to report; I discovered why the first pair of doves left, the baby fell or was pushed out of the nest and landed on our cement patio. I discovered it the other day. The nest was in a precarious position so I suppose it was inevitable but I am feeling sad about this outcome. However the other pair of Doves has now set up their nest and as I write she is patiently sitting as Mother Doves do. The weather looks a bit gloomy, and rain is in the forecast so hopefully she will not get too wet. This nest is hard to see into so it may be a while before we can tell if anything is moving around. Updates to follow.

Please mark the dates of May 14th & 15th on your calendar. It is once again time for our annual meeting/conference. Reverend Doti Boon and her committees are hard at work organizing a special weekend for us. We invite all of you to attend. The theme this year is Peace, in our lives, our families and our communities.   With all that is occurring around the globe I can’t imagine a more timely topic.  More great information to follow!!!!!

The UCM Magazine, Winter edition, 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 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.

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Campbell, CA 95008

408.370.6519

Fax 408.370.6591

www.u-c-m.org

A Joyful Noise!

March 11, 2011

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

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Editor: Rev. Doti Boon

safedoti@aol.com

Vol. 10 pg 10 (03-10-11)

AFFIRMATION

Irish Spirituality is Unique!

“Scratch a bit at the thin topsoil of Irish Catholicism,” an Irish saying goes, “and you soon come to the solid bedrock of Irish paganism.” And indeed, Ireland is still a “pagan place.”  But that paganism does not conflict with a devout Catholicism that embraces and absorbs it, in a way that seems mysterious elsewhere.  In Ireland, Christianity arrived without lions and gladiators, and survived without Inquisitions.  The old ways were seamlessly bonded to the new, so that ancient rituals continued, ancient divinities became saints, ancient holy sites were maintained not by priestesses but by nuns just as they had been for generations and generations.

Thus the goddess remains alive in Ireland.  For the goddess does not merely remain alive in Ireland – she is Ireland.  “Ireland has always been a woman.” The island still bears her ancient name:  Eire, from Eriu, an ancestral goddess whom the invading Celts met and adopted (or did she adopt them?) around 400 B.C.E.  Ireland is the Goddess.  She is every field still fertile a thousand years after its first cultivation.  She is every river that still floods with salmon despite millennia of fishing.  She is the dancing pattern of the seasons, the fecundity of sheep and cattle, the messages written in the migratory flight of birds.  She is the sun’s heat stored deep in the dark bogs.  She is the refreshment of pure water and of golden ale.  She is living nature, and she has never been forgotten in Ireland.

The sense of Divine Presence in everything created gave the Irish an awareness of Mother/Father God that penetrated all the circumstances of life, the flow of happenings, ordinary and extraordinary.  For to the Gael, the ordinary was to some extent extraordinary and the extraordinary was somehow to be expected.  One moved in an existence that was beckoning to what lay beyond, to a transcendent that was constantly shining through the immanent.  The Celts did not live in a split-level universe at all.  Their perceptions were always awake to new possibilities of vision.  Surprise was the order of things.

A theology that laid down clear boundaries of the natural and supernatural would never do for such a people.  The sacred and the profane could not stand apart.  Looking over the ocean, the Celt would gaze and listen as if in a cathedral:  “That I might see the mighty waves of the gleaming sea, as they chant music to their Goddess in endless movement.”

The old time Celtic epics were not cast aside when Christianity was accepted.  Ancient narrative traditions were seen as part of it.

To foreign visitors the Irish have always seemed a remarkable race-“God intoxicated” as they have been described.  Where does the secular end and religion begin?  It is not a question of interest them.  Everything can carry a blessing with it and everything can become the subject of prayers.  Collections of prayers take in every aspect of the day and night, all the possible doings and journeying.  “If we are better today, may we be seven times better a year from today, in our possessions and our people, secure in the love of the Divine and of the neighbors.”  A prayer to the Goddess asks protection for the flocks:  “Bridget keep the sheep in the smooth valleys and on the gentle grasslands.”  And then, going by a cemetery, these words are said, “I greet you, Christ’s faithful, who are awaiting here a glorious resurrection.”

The fact that the Irish ecclesiastical structure was based for so long not on dioceses but on monasteries closely linked to the regional clans explains the strong sense of community in Irish spirituality.  The wordmuintir, which speaks of love and familiarity, was a translation of the monastic familia or communal family.

During the centuries of terrible persecution, the sense of community reached out to all who suffered.  When almost everyone was threatened with hunger, there was still a concern for the weak and those in even greater destitution.  A blessing before meals asked, “If there should be any poor creature on the road in hunger or thirst, may God send him in to us so that we may share the food with him.”

Now the wonderful ability of a people who cherished the oral transmission of their tradition became invaluable.  The high regard of the Gael for the human power of memory helped to sustain them under oppressive restrictions.

To the son or daughter of Ireland, the most severe of all judgments, the most demanding of all sacrifices, was departure from land and people.  To leave the homeland and go into exile was a kind of dying.  A 16th century writer expressed it thus:  “It is the parting of soul and body for a person to leave kindred and country and go from them to strange, distant lands.”  The enforced wanderings of the Irish, pressed by poverty, persecution and famine, account for the more than forty million descendants of Irish emigration who live in America today.

On March 17 on the Emerald Isle and every part of the globe where the Irish have made new homes, St. Patrick is invoked. “Bail Phadraigh ar a ndeanfaimid—Patrick’s bless in all we do.”

CELTIC BENEDICTION

Deep peace of the Running Wave to you.

Deep peace of the Flowing Air to you.

Deep peace of the Quiet Earth to you.

Deep peace of the Shining Stars to you.

Deep peace of the Goddess to you.

GALIC BLESSING

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.

*******

An Irishman walked out of a bar – It could happen!

Center for Creative Living

March 11, 2011

UCM Conference May 14th and 15th at CCL

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, CCL Pastor will be speaking about “When Irish Eyes are Shining.” – In honor of her Irish Grandmother, Kathleen (Kate) Murphy; with a name like that; she really can’t deny her roots. Today’s service is regarding spirituality, myths, magic, and the hilarity of the Irish.  Also, “A wee bit of leprechaun lore will be thrown into the pot of gold.” Tis a great day for “a wearin’ of the green” (Or orange – if you are so inclined).  Music, fun, storytelling and spirituality – now that’s my kind of church!

Carolyn Keyes and Rev. Janet Childs will be accompanying Rev. Doti’s guided meditation with their amazing music.  Min. Ronnie Grigsby, our incredible soloist, will be singing!

Child care available by Joe Thompson.

METAPHYSICAL CLASSES AT THE CENTER

Sat. March 12th 9am to 5pm. Ordination Classes – Open to Public

$50. for morning and afternoon classes – lunch included. Or, $25 for just the morning or just the afternoon workshop. Reserve your space – 408.392.9090.

** Class credit for ordination and licentiate students.

9:00 to 12noon Sermons and Lectures

This class will be video-taped so you can actually watch yourself! Whether you are doing a work presentation, speaking in school or from the church podium – this is an enjoyable and informative class for everyone.  Don’t let a “fear of public speaking” keep you away!  We will use guided meditation and hypnosis to help you become an anxiety free speaker. Presented by Rev. Corky Whitacre, Rev. Doti Boon and Norbeth Granado

1:00 to 5:00 Counseling Workshop

For anyone wanting to help others:  ministers, teachers, doctors, parents, partners and close friends.

Session One:  1:00 to 2:45 .This class is being presented by an outstanding and loving woman with over 30 years in helping people deal with grief.  It is for everyone who has ever been at a loss for words of support.  Learn what and how to say the helpful and spiritual things when someone is experiencing the grief of death, divorce, separation, or any kind of loss.

Rev. Janet Childs will share her experience as a grief counselor at the Centre for Living with Dying.  She is the Director of Education for the Centre for Living with Dying in Santa Clara, and the Director of the San Francisco Bay Area Critical Incident Stress Debriefing Team.

Session Two:  3:15 to 5:00. Had problems dealing with someone’s drug or alcohol addiction?  This amazing woman will teach you how to be supportive without being co-dependent.  She will also lead you through some counseling techniques used with addiction problems.  If you or a loved one is suffering with addiction, what do you do?  What do you say?  What’s the most loving thing for you to do without being sucked into a co-dependent situation?  Come and find out.

Rev. Brenda Stern will speak about addiction counseling.  She was, most recently the Director of the Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Program at Adolescent Counseling Services in Palo Alto.  Thurs. March 17th 7:00 to 9:00 HYPNOSIS AND THE HEALING ARTS with Rev. Corky Whitacre. A look at how Hypnosis has been used in healing since the first person said, “Relax, this won’t hurt a bit.” All physical, emotional, and spiritual maladies are exacerbated by fear, anxiety, tension, etc. When you can relax and focus your ability to direct energy and heal is multiplied a thousand times. Rev. Corky has over 25 years of experience as a Hypnotherapist and Hypnoanesthetist. At the very least, by the end of the class you will be relaxed.

UCM ministerial class – Open to the Public $15 or 2 for $25

CENTER HAPPENINGS

Thurs. March 10th 7:00 to 9:00 DRUID WORKSHOP #1 with Dr. Ayleen Augustine.  Join Dr. 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 session for Divine Events and CCL members.  For more info or to register, email dr.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.

Sun. March 13th 2 – 5pm Heal Headaches with Acupressure

with Michael Berry. An afternoon of learning simple, effective techniques for Stress Reduction, Pain Reduction [including sinus headache, stress headache, migraines, etc.], Energy Enhancement, Better Sleep, Joyful Living and more!
You will learn safe, non-invasive ways to improve your life and the lives of others by using finger pressure on specific energy points. The touch is present but gentle and safe for almost everyone.
You will learn about different types of headaches, their causes and solutions.
Michael Berry was 7 years old when he began studying healing and has been a professional for over 29 years.  He has studied over 50 forms of Body/Mind/Spirit healing and taught thousands of students [including body workers, clergy, psychotherapists and MDs].
COST:  $39. Introduce a new* student: you each receive a $15 discount. Does not apply to prior students of SourcePoint or CCL.

Call Michael (408)509-0764 or CCL (408)392-9090

Mon. March 14th 7:00 to 8:30 UCM Annual Conference meeting. Please join us as we plan, discuss and organize the upcoming UCM

Conference in May. We need creative, spiritual and fun folks!

Tues. March 15th 6:45 to 8:45 DRUMMING CIRCLE with Norbeth and Dr. Ayleen. Bring a drum or use one of ours! Donation!

Wed. March 16th 9:45am to 11:15am MORNING GENTLE YOGA with Laura Marshall (Krishnapriya) RYT, SVAROOPA inspired, 10 sessions $80, 5 sessions $50, Drop in $15. Your First Class is Free!

Love and Light,

Rev, Doti Boon

P S from Reverend Clark:

March 11, 2011

I am finding out that I have no idea how Doves set up their nests! Thought I did, but something has changed this year; several weeks ago I wrote that a pair of Doves had set up a nest here in our patio, then earlier this week a second pair of Doves decided to set up a nest in another section of the patio. We have had Doves flying all around. Yesterday I noticed that the Dove, who had been sitting in her nest for a week, left the nest. She has not returned and the nest appears to be empty. The other pair of Doves were working on their nest yesterday, but now also have disappeared. Not so sure if perhaps a territorial matter has occurred or there is another issue involved. Will keep you posted.

Tomorrow is March 11th and once again time for our monthly meditation here at the UCM office in Campbell. Everyone is welcome. We begin at 7:30PM. If you cannot join with us in person, please join with us in spirit.

The UCM Magazine, Winter edition, 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