Archive for August, 2011

Center for Infinite Growth

August 7, 2011

Dear Ones,

We have returned to the Bay Area for the summer and are delighted to reach out to you with our current CIG activity.

We have decided to have a two session program. Both sessions are independent so you may come to one or the other or both.

The theme of the sessions is “Spiritual Preparation for Everything that’s yet to come”

The dates are: Tuesday August 9th and Tuesday August 16th from 7-8:30pm.

The location is very special. Thanks to the diligence of Rev. Lynn Rogers, we will be holding both sessions at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, located at Moorpark and Leigh in San Jose. We have been able to use their small chapel, and the surroundings are very welcoming to spirit.  Parking is limited in the front lot but it is also available on the street and in the back of the church.

One of the things we are doing is supporting their homeless feeding program, so if you could bring cans of soup, Spagettios, raviolis, chili…you get the idea. It will allow us to offer our energy to their work.

Love offerings to the Center (CIG) support our special projects.

Our intention is bless you and yours with divinely inspired right outcome. If your schedule allows we would love to see you in person on the 9th, the 16th or both.

Light-filled blessings,

Tom and Mary Garry


A Joyful Noise!

August 5, 2011

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

Editor: Rev. Doti Boon

Vol. 10 pg 31 (08-04-11) LETTING GO OF FEAR


I am FEARLESS with the help of Mother/Father God


NO ONE ALLOWS FEAR TO BLOCK THEIR LIFE! Now some of you may be balking at that statement, but think about it, if you knew you had fear or if you are feeling fearful, would you really consciously or subconsciously and knowingly allow fear to block your life? No you wouldn’t. You would want to do everything in your power to get rid of your fears.

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We have many fears; fear of terrorism, fear of death, fear of being separated from people we love, fear of losing control, fear of commitment, fear of failure, fear of rejection, fear of losing our job, the list is never-ending!  Many of our present fears are rooted in what Buddha identified as “delusions” – distorted ways of looking at ourselves and the world around us

If we learn to control our mind…the source of all our fear, healthy and unhealthy, is eradicated.

Many fears are feelings that come up in response to things we were told as a child or what you recall from a past life. That is why many of us as adults may be confused as to where this present day fear is coming from.

Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth.

                   Pema Chodron

I have a morbid fear of flying. Now if you know me well enough you will be laughing; since I travel quite frequently. And, I once had a pilot’s license! However, my fear of someone else flying was so bad that I needed to be medicated before boarding a plane and I usually had to be medicated an hour in advance. My friends do not understand this since I love to travel. I used to worry the plane was going to drop out of the sky or crash into another plane, geese or flying saucers!

So, after trying every imaginable remedy, including hypnosis, positive thinking seminars, and prayer I came up with a fantastic solution – I asked my grandmother to hold up the plane! Now, this may seem strange to those of you who don’t understand basic metaphysics, but for me it was easy.  I simply tapped into my grandmother Eva; who died in 1952, and asked her to hold up the plane.  And now every time I board a plane I envision her large hands supporting the plane throughout the entire flight. And I no longer have that profound fear of flying.

Many of our fears, if not all of them, had their beginning somewhere in our childhood. How would I know? Well for one, every time I looked behind one of my fears, I saw they originated in my childhood. They just manifested differently to fit the time frame I was living in.  It is easier to believe or accept that we as adults created those fears in our Minds. Let me give you an example of childhood issues holding us hostage as Adults.

As a child I was raised in many different faiths as my parents experienced religious changes. I was criticized as a young girl. I was very out spoken and often challenging. This did not always go over well; particularly from the well meaning nuns who wanted me to sit down and shut-up!

I’ve noticed for awhile now that I have a fear of moving forward in my ministry. I couldn’t understand it until I read an article about fear and I realized that I was scared of going public and expanding on the inter-net, finishing my book, going back on radio, doing a U-Tube presentation, because I was afraid that I would be criticized all over again. Now that may or may not be true, but it was a fear that was embedded in my psyche and it was blocking me and preventing me from moving forward towards growing the Center for Creative Living. When I came to the realization of what was blocking me, it felt like a HUGE boulder was removed from my head. And immediately – more folks started attending services!

You can have it all. A life of abundance, financial success, the job of your dreams, the relationship of your dreams, but I can assure you that if you are not having these things right now, it’s because there is some fear manifesting in your subconscious. Now you can do Past-life Regressions, look into hypnosis or visit a therapist.  Or you can try taking small steps to looking deeper within at each of your fears.

If you have a fear of not having enough money, look into your childhood and see what messages you might have picked up about money from your parents or early caretakers. Were they always pinching pennies and complaining that everything is too expensive? Now look at yourself and where your life is, do you have the same view or is it that you are just regurgitating what you saw around you as a child?

Do you have a fear of success? Was your family ever financially successful or were they constantly complaining that life is hard? If that was the case, then you will pick up as a child that success is either hard to get or it does not exist. A lot of your fears that may be blocking your life now may be Adult-ified, but they all had a beginning in your childhood. Regarding my fear of flying, it was about control. As a child I was always moving from place to place and I never quite felt grounded. So my fear of flying came from a fear of not being grounded. And I realized the only stability I had was my grandmother; thus the large hands holding the plane.

There is nothing in life that is impossible to get. They only seem impossible because your fears are rearing their ugly heads working overtime to prevent you from moving forward in your life. You may have heard messages of doom and the fight for survival for so long that your Mind cannot conceive anything else.

Living the life you desire is not as simple as changing your thoughts as some would like you to believe. You may change your thoughts on the surface, but the root of those thoughts still exists deep in your subconscious and unless you get to the root you will be constantly working on changing your thoughts. Get to the root of your thoughts and fears, weed them out so they don’t come back and attack you thus getting rid of them forever. Once you start uprooting your fears from their origin, you will begin to see your life moving forward at an extremely rapid pace.

Ideas suggested by Trudy Ewan.

Fear stopped Burglary

An elderly woman had just returned to her home from an evening of religious service when she was startled by an intruder. As she caught the man in the act of robbing her home of its valuables, she yelled, “Stop – Acts 2:38!” (…turn from your sin…).  The burglar stopped dead in his tracks. The woman calmly called the police and explained what she had done.

As the officer cuffed the man to take him in, he asked the burglar, “Why did you just stand there? All the old lady did was yell a scripture to you.”

“Scripture?” replied the burglar, “She said she had an AXE and two 38’s!”

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“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear.”
— H.P. Lovecraft

“What we fear comes to pass more speedily than what we hope.”
—- Publilius Syrus – Moral Sayings (1st C B.C.)

“The only thing we have to fear is fear it’s self – nameless, unreasoning, unjustified, terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.”
—- FDR – First Inaugural Address, March 4, 1933

P S from Reverend Clark:

August 5, 2011

The magic of animal speak as a positive manifestation of unconditional love.  We often forget that in those quiet moments when we truly connect with mother nature miracles do happen!

We have a Dove nest. You may recall my last DOVE Update found them attempting to, “establish a new nest on an exposed, bare 2×4…”

Well, that July 27th evening, I went out on the patio and spoke to her about my concern for her safety and suggested she move to the lovely basket we had put up several days ago and that it was a much better place to brood. Low and behold, when I returned the next day…there she is…setting in the basket!  Whew…so now we wait.


Hunter of Mysteries Experience – Advanced Healers Course #1

The Hunter of Mysteries Experience (HOME) – Advanced Healers Course is an intensive 13 month program that will meet one Sunday a month for 7 hours each session. This course is structured for individuals who have already been initiated into a healing modality. These 13 classes are designed to round out your metaphysical tool box; to bring your healing abilities, your understanding of energy work and your communication with the other side to the next level. If you are not ready for a spiritual transformation this is not the course for you! Serious students of metaphysics need only apply, as transformation will surely occur.

·        Class 1 – September 11, 2011 

Course overview, how to create and maintain energetic protection, working with spirit helpers, how to tell good from bad angels and spirits, how to create a sacred work space, creating sacred contracts

·        Class 2 – October 9, 2011

How to use pendulums and diving rods in healing and everyday life

·        Class 3 – November 13, 2011

Sacred geometry, energy grids, and crystals

·        Class 4 – December 11, 2011

The energetics of healing, auras and chakras

·        Class 5 – January 8, 2012

Remote sensing and viewing

·        Class 6 – February 12, 2012

Psychic hooks, cording, and entity removal

·        Class 7 – March 11, 2012

Space clearing

·        Class 8 – April 8, 2012

Moon phases, astrological timing, and hands on practicum

·        Class 9 – May 13, 2012

Herbs, flower essences, oils, and holy water

·        Class 10 – June 10, 2012

Past life regression

·        Class 11 – July 15, 2012

Soul retrieval

·        Class 12 – August 12, 2012 (prerequisite – classes 1 through 11)

Hands on practicum

·        Class 13 – September 9, 2012 (Prerequisite – classes 1 through 12)

Field Trip to a haunted location for a hands-on learning experience!

Dinner and graduation ceremony

Location: Universal Church of the Master

100 W. Rincon Ave Suite 101, Campbell CA 95008

Time:         10:00 – 5:00 PM, bring a bag lunch

Cost:         $90 per class. Or, prepay $1020 for the entire course and receive a $150 discount

**Credentials: Ministerial Certification is available – additional fee & requirements through Universal Church of the Master Contact Reverend Felecia Mulvany for details

Registration: Contact Elizabeth Barton at 650.572.8850 or


Hunter of Mysteries Experience – Advanced Healers Course #2

The Hunter of Mysteries Experience (HOME) is the second advanced healer’s course taught by Reverends Barton and Mulvany. It is an intensive one year program that will meet the first Sunday every other month for 7 hours each session. This course is structured for individuals already initiated into a healing modality and who are working towards becoming an Ordained Minister. These seven classes are designed to enhance your skills in understanding, performing, and writing ceremonies and rituals. They will increase your understanding of how the Divine interacts through you when you are a Reverend/Minister, and to bring your healing abilities, your understanding of energy work, ritual and sacred ceremony to the next level. Students will create and perform their own rituals and ceremonies……yes, there is HOMEwork!

This series will meet the training requirements for UCM Licentiate Ministers to become an Ordained Reverend of UCM which gives you the ability to perform legal ceremonies! **

·        Class 1- October 2, 2011

Understanding the fundamentals of consecrating sacred space and ceremonial tools

·        Class 2 – December 4, 2011

Understanding the fundamentals of ceremony and ritual; Setting a sacred circle, magic, spell casting, etc.

·        Class 3 – February 5, 2012

How to call down the Divine through meditation and creative imagery

Prayer and Blessings; home, land, people, pets, objects, food, etc.

·        Class 4 – April 1, 2012

Commitment ceremonies; Weddings, Hand Fasting, Self Honoring, and New Business/Enterprise

·        Class 5 – June 3, 2012

Meaningful memorials; Funerals (traditional), divorce release ritual, and memorials for humans and pets

·        Class 6 – August 5, 2012

Rites of passage: Coming of age for either boys or girls, and new life path.

·        Class 7 – October 7, 2012 (Prerequisite – classes 1 through 6)

Student ceremony presentations for rites of passage

Student graduation ceremony and dinner celebration!

Location: Universal Church of the Master

                   100 W. Rincon Ave Suite 101, Campbell CA 95008

Time:         10:00AM – 5:00PM, the first Sunday of the month.

Cost:         $90 per class if you pay for three classes up front, or $100 per class

**Credentials: Ministerial Certification is available – additional fee & requirements through Universal Church of the Master Contact Reverend Felecia Mulvany for details

Registration: Contact Elizabeth Barton at 650.572.8850 or


Our Summer issue of the UCM Magazine is now online.

You can access the magazine by clicking on the following link

The theme for the next issue of our magazine is Passing Forward Gifts You Have Received. If you would like to contribute a particular ritual, experience, or idea sacred to your particular spiritual practice please send your article of 800 -1000 words with your bio and picture or pictures sent separately to Deadline for the Fall issue is September 1, 2011. 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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Center for Creative Living

August 5, 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 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 coming Sunday for the Rev. Donna Zehner (CCL Associate Pastor) as she speaks about “Walking on Jell-O.”

                Carolyn Keyes and Rev. Janet Childs will be accompanying Rev. Doti’s guided meditation, with their amazing music. There will be congregational singing and Min. Ronnie Grigsby will close the service with an uplifting song.

Child care is available with Joe Thompson.

Don’t miss the great hugs, food and loving community.

Come early – before service – and check out our huge selection of Free and Cheap metaphysical, fiction and cookbooks. Some of them are brand new!

Choir rehearsal from 1 to 3. Join our exciting choir!


UCM Ordination Class

(Open to the Public)

Saturday August 6th from 10:00 to 5:00

An in depth look at the Aquarian Gospel, discussion of Metaphysics in the Bible and where to find current topics.

Also a re- evaluation of the World’s Great Religions.

Saturday class is $50: Includes: a copy of the Aquarian Gospel, hand-out regarding world’s religions, and FREE LUNCH!

Licentiate Minister/Life Path Program

(Open to the Public)

Thursday classes are $15 each or both for $25

Or $15 per person and $25 for two.

Aug 4th 7:00 – 9:00 Affirmations, Visualizations and Manifestations Rev. Doti and Why doesn’t “The Secret” seem to work in everyday life? With Rev. Corky Whitacre


Tues. Aug. 9th 6:45 to 8:45 MEDITATION CIRCLE with Norbeth and Dr. Ayleen Augustine. Donation

Wed. Aug. 10th 7:00 to 9:00 Co-Ed Goddess Workshop (Kwan Yin) with Rev. Anne Corbin and others. Everyone welcome. Donation

Thurs. Aug. 11th 7:00to 9:00 The Seven Gifts #1 (Druid Workshop) with Dr. Ayleen Augustine. An amazing journey that will cover all basic aspects of druidic traditions and open a door into practicing modern day Druidry and work with Earth-based energies. $25. $5. discount for CCL members.

Sat. Aug. 13th 10:00am to 6:00pm LEARN THE SECRETS OF SPEAKING FROM THE HEART! With Dr. Ayleen Augustine, D.C. (408)372-2840 $80. ($70. for CCL & Divine Events meetup)

Love and Light,

                              Rev. Doti Boon


August 2011 Astrological Updates!

August 4, 2011

So what is happening astrologically in August 2011?

All time indicated are for Pacific Daylight Time.

*Note:  My Sacred Retreat for women is on the weekend of Oct 28-30.

See info at the end of the blog. 

Here are the Astrological basics:

Sun goes into Virgo at 4:21am on August 23rd.


  • New Moon – Sunday, August 28th at 5 Virgo at 8:04pm
  • Full Moon – Tuesday, August 24th at 20 Aquarius at 11:57am.

Mercury starts August at 01 degrees of Virgo

  • Goes Stationary retrograde on August 2nd at 1 Virgo at 8:50pm
  • Goes back into Leo on August 8th at 2:46am
  • Mercury goes stationary direct at 19 Leo on August 26th at 3:03pm
  • Ends the month at 20 degrees of Leo
  • Mercury is the ruling planet for Virgo and Gemini. S/he (Mercury is androgynous) loves being in Virgo, preferably in the garden.
  • Mercury in Leo retrograde.  Along with Mars in Cancer will cause copious amounts of passive aggressive political grandstanding. If you have a half-finished romance novel, dust it off and finish it.

Venus starts August at 5 degrees of Leo

  • Goes into Virgo on August 21th at 3:11pm
  • Ends the month at 12 degrees of Virgo
  • Venus in Leo is romance!  Do something special for your lover.

Mars starts August at 29 degrees of Gemini.

  • Goes into Cancer on August 3rdat 2:22am.
    • Ends the month at 19 degrees of Cancer.
    • In traditional astrology Mars is in its fall when in Cancer. He dislikes being in Cancer. A fiery planet in water. It also denotes a rise in patriotic fervor. Good for inventions using steam.  Watch out for passive aggressive behavior; be clear in your objections and grievances.

Jupiter starts August at 09 of Taurus

  • Goes Retrograde on August 30that 10 of Taurus
    • Ends the month Retrograde at 10 degrees of Taurus
    • Jupiter in Taurus is money, security, possessions.  People will reevaluate their needs according to the economic trends.  Our nation will be back at the drawing board on parts of the debt issue. Wall Street is inventing new ways to fleece the nation.
    • Please read this article!!!!
    •  Check this out!  Call your congress person; let them know this way of business has to stop!

Saturn starts August at 012 Libra

  • Ends the month at 015 degrees of Libra
  • Saturn is exalted in Libra.  Libra is not his sign, but to him, it is like visiting a four star hotel.

Uranus starts August at 04 degrees of Aries Retrograde

  • Ends the month at 04 degrees of Aries Retrograde

Neptune starts August at 00 Pisces. Retrograde

  • Goes back into Aquarius on the 4th at 8:11pm.
  • End ends the month at 29 Aquarius. Retrograde

Pluto starts August at 05 Capricorn. Retrograde.

  • Ends the month retrograde at 05 Capricorn. Retrograde

Moons Mean Node start August at 21 Sagittarius

Some of the highlights of August:

August starts off with a bang!  On August 3-5th (to 4:57am on the 5th), the Cardinal Grand Cross is reactivated by Moon in Libra, Mars in Cancer, Uranus in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn. The polarity of the relationship, self and others-Aries/Libra and the polarity of home and country-Cancer/Capricorn are in play.

What is a Grand Cross?   It is when two planets are opposite of each other while being squared by two other planets that are also in opposition.

As I have discussed in earlier blogs, the Cardinal mode is ACTION, and action is what we have.  Last August the Cardinal Cross was activated and what happened? The dark side of the cross manifested as the mud slides in China, the 25,000 fires burning in Russia, the floods in Pakistan and Africa….18 million people displaced….and the start of the second financial dip.

The Cardinal Cross is active until 2015. Yips! The old system is being dismantled so the new way of living can be born.  Birth is painful.  But when it is over and done with there will hopefully be a mother and child asleep in each other’s arms.  We as a species must honor the Earth and her other inhabitants.

August 9-11: The energy for conflict is high both personally and for the world. Take that energy and make it work for you.  Remember steam can either burn you or drive an engine.

August 12-22: Love is in the air!  The Sun and Venus are in conjunction.  Summer parties will be wonderful! Not a great time for contracts.

Neptune is retrograde in Aquarius until November 09, 2011.

Neptune spends on average 14 years in a sign. From now until November, do the finishing touches on your social networks. Finish up group dogma. When Neptune goes into direct in November, Spirit will start to move big time. Spirituality will come back into vogue as well as ways to alter reality. Goes into Pisces February 4 2012.


All of August Uranus at 4 Aries retrograde squares Pluto at 5 Capricorn retrograde.

Fractures in the energetic web continue to widen and this gives other dimensions easier access to ours; for good or bad.

Lightworkers are very aware of the shift.  Many of us are seeing more light/dark energy masses with our physical eyes.

A word of caution, not all the beings that say they are of the light are of the light. Think you can tell the difference? Are you obsessing? Are you angry? Can not communicate well? Exhausted more so than usual? Feel that buzzing in your cells? Guess what, you have a new friend! These entities are like cockroaches; they become immune to our various protection techniques and find new way in to our fields.

Intention is not enough; use your tools; crystals, sygils, talisman, flower essences, salt and baking soda baths, get a treatment by a practitioner of another way, meditate and go to the line between the ying and the yang, sit in the heart of the Divine for at least half an hour a day. Most of all, talk to other Lightworkers and find out how the dark side and these entities are messing with them. P.S.  They are trying to kill us and destroy our community.  We of the light, all practitioners of the Divine Love, the holders of compassion and the true essence of all the major religions are the targets.  Love is the answer!

But I myself, being an Aries rising, am polishing up my light saber!

The Sabian Symbol for 5 Aries is a triangle with wings. Keynote; The capacity for self-transcending.

For 6 Capricorn: Ten logs lie under an archway leading to darker woods. Keynote; The need to complete any undertaking before seeking entrance to whatever is to be found beyond. (Note: you always read the next degree if it is not exact.)

In the regular world electronic warfare goes to new heights.

This month is not an easy one, more Earth shifts will happen as well as aggression.  Think Globally, Act Locally!  Get involved in your local city politics.  The change starts with you.

RETREAT:  My next Women’s retreat will be the weekend of October 28-30, in the Santa Cruz Mountains.

This intimate retreat, limited to 12 women, is a time to connect with the Divine Feminine and to have fun!
The retreat is located at Salamander Camp which is less than 10 minutes outside of Los Gatos in the Santa Cruz Mountains; but you would never know you were near a city.
The cost is $275 for three days and two nights, if paid in full prior to September 15th.  The cost is $300.00 if paid in full from September 16th to October 15th and $325 from October 16th to the start of the retreat.

The price includes all your meals and lodging. The meals are delicious and organic. Please tell me if you have any dietary restrictions. The Divine Dancing Diva Miss Dasha is our chef.

Arrival: Friday 2-5pm Depart: Sunday 5 pm    (650) 572-8850       

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

Elizabeth A. Barton

CMT, Energy worker

Professional Astrologer

Vice President of the

San FranciscoAstrological Society

2555 Flores Street, suite #300

San Mateo, Ca 94403

(650) 572-8850

For an astrological consultation call or E-mail me!

Gift Certificates available

To learn more about Traditional Western Astrology go to Deb Houldings superb website

To look for charts go to

A great astrology AP for your I-phone is by KT the Astrologer; formally Kelli Fox, the creator of  The free edition

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