CCL Insights 5/3/13

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CCL Insights
Center for Creative Living Newsletter
Vol. 03 Pg. 18
05-03-13
1460 Koll Cir., Ste C
San Jose, CA 95112
In This Issue
Thank you note from Corky
Doti/MAH will answer your question
Rev. Doti Boon
CCL Mission Statement
List of Sunday Services
World Peace Meditation
May We Feel Compassion
Affirmation
This Sunday’s Service
Care For One Another
Classes at CCL
Beltane Sabbat with Rev. April
Kindou School of Reiki

     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. Janet Childs and Min. Carolyn Keyes will be part of the meditation.

     Ronnie will sing a song to close the service.

Thank you note from Corky

     I want to thank everyone who was so kind and thoughtful while Rev. Doti was in the hospital and now at home recovering. We have received many phone calls and emails from well wishers and concerned folks…thank you, thank you. We are touched by the out pouring of love and concern. We could feel your prayers and love.

     Doti went through a few rough spots and now is on the other side of it.

     She is at home, still very weak and tired. Still sleeping quite a bit and resting. (Bored and tired of being in bed).

     Doti is looking for things to read. If you are interested in loaning her a book, please put your name in it and leave it at CCL. Thank you.

NEW! Doti/MAH will answer your pressing question in the next edition of CCL Insights. Send one question tosafedoti@aol.com and we will print MAH’s response. And, it’s FREE!

Doti Thanksgiving

Center for Creative Living pastor
Rev. Doti Boon

 The California Psychic

 offers insight into a person’s future, present and past lives to provide direction and support. Through her spirit guide Mah, she has given readings to thousands who seek enlightenment. Her psychic counseling, warmth and sense of humor are appreciated by all.

Doti has been teaching beginning and advanced metaphysics, planned metaphysical trips, managed fund raising events and metaphysical fairs for the past 30 years.

safedoti@aol.com

Center for Creative LivingMission Statement:

We proclaim and affirm the spiritual nature of all faiths,religions and creeds. Our vision is to co- create spiritual communities of love, trust,integrity, and mutual respect which embrace our diversity, celebrate the oneness of the human spirit, serve the well-being of the human family andhonor the sanctity of all creation. We accept that God is the moving spirit in all and the loving essence of the universe.

Sunday Celebrations

May 5 “God-Force, Barriers and You” with Rev. Becca ThompsonMay 12 “Mother’s Day” with Rev. Donna ZehnerMay 19 UCM Trustees speaking about the future of UCMMay 26 “Loving Without Limits” with Rev. Doti Boon

June 16 “Divine Intelligence” with Robert Perala

June 23 Dr. Ayleen Augustine

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2013 Peace Meditation
Third Monday of every month from 7 to 8:30 pm, at CCL, May 20,
facilitated by Rev. April Lussier and inspirational music by Rev. Janet Childs.

  May We Feel Compassion

     May each of us find our true path and learn from our mistakes (karma) and accept each other’s evolutionary pathway and not feel, show, or express disapproval with the choices the other makes.

     May we feel compassion instead of hatred, love instead of anger, and an acceptance not only of others but of ourselves as well. May each of us do all of the above in a mindful way.

Buddhist Prayer

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Thank you to all of the wonderful folks who sent cards, wrote emails, called and went to the hospital. All of your compassion, love and prayers are so welcomed. I am doing wonderfully and will be back on my feet shortly. As the Dalai Lama says:“Speedy recovery is considerably helped by the environment of human warmth and happiness they create.”

AFFIRMATION
I am a loving and compassionate
child of God.

This Sunday at CCL
 “God-Force, Barriers and You”
Beccawith
Rev. Bec Thompson

The only barrier between the subject and you, is your definition of the word:  Once you define a thing it is then limited to being that thing.
This sermon will be about how easy it is to move from perceived limitations into a new space that you always had access to – but didn’t realize it was there because it was defined as something else or did not “look” like your definition of it.

Care For One Another

by Rev. Doti Boon

     I have probably spent more time this year receiving and writing about compassion than any other time. Mainly I am concerned about the anger, fear and negative energy flowing around the planet. Yes, there are major difficulties in the world – but they aren’t you! Think of things that you can do to help raise the consciousness of yourself, family, friends and Mother Earth.

During these times of sorrow and pain it is important that we send prayers to all that are going through difficult times – particularly the Boston Marathon survivors, the parents and families of the murder victims and all who have been touched by this terrorist attack. It is also important that we pray for the parents of Tamerlan Tsamaev and Dzhokhar Tsamaev and their inability to accept their sons’ motives and actions. But, it is also important that we direct prayers to the spirits of these misguided young men and like-minded people all over the world that they receive the love and hope needed to move their energies into a positive outcome.

I have found some of the greatest words about love and compassion are written and spoken by His Holiness the Dalai Lama – it is time we listen to his words and take them to heart.

The Dalai Lama feels the more we care for the happiness of others, the greater our own sense of well-being becomes. Cultivating a close, warm-hearted feeling for others automatically puts the mind at ease. This helps remove whatever fears or insecurities we may have and gives us the strength to cope with any obstacles we encounter. It is the ultimate source of success in life.

As we look at all of the tragedies happening around the world, we need to understand that as long as we live in this world we are bound to encounter problems. Compassion reduces our fears, boosts our confidence and brings us inner strengths. According to the Dalai Lama, if, at such times, we lose hope and become discouraged, we diminish our ability to face difficulties. If, on the other hand, we remember that it is not just ourselves but everyone who has to undergo suffering, this more realistic perspective will increase our determination and capacity to overcome troubles. Indeed, with this attitude, each new obstacle can be seen as yet another valuable opportunity to improve our mind!

Mainly, the Dalai Lama feels that we are alive and living on planet earth to help bring about love and compassion to ourselves and others. Remember – without another’s loving care, none of us would have lived more than a few days. Keep Loving each other and yourself!

You may go to the CCL meetup calendar:
www.meetup.com/Creative-Living-at-the-Center
to learn more about any of these events.

Classes at CCL

SAT. May 4 – 7:00 to 9:00 – Drudic Celebration – Beltane with Dr. Ayleen. Beltane, the third of the four Celtic fire festivals, is the start of the light or “samos” half of the year. It starts now at dusk on the 30th of April and continues through May 1st. For the ancient Celts though, this was a holiday that depended on nature for its beginning. Traditionally, it was celebrated when the Hawthorn trees began to bloom.
Traditions such as the Maypole dances wearing of bells (to frighten the mischievous fairy folk which in Celtic lands were not considered friendly), dousing all fires in the community to be re-lit from the sacred fires, passing between or over fires, or through the smoke for purification are derived.  Sexuality was expressive and performed in honor of the God and Goddess. Today, Beltane is commonly known and celebrated as “May day” and the dance of the maypole still observed in many European cultures and the United States.  While at Alban Eilir the young couple’s love was platonic, by Beltane they have grown to know the pleasures of sexuality. The festival is one which celebrates union.
Beltane was the time of sensuality revitalized, the reawakening of the earth and all of her children. It was the time when tribal people celebrated with joy the vivid colors and vibrant scents of the season, tingling summer breezes, and the rapture of summer after a long dormant winter. It was customary that Handfastings, for a year and a day, take place at this time.
Come share the evening with discussion of the significance of Beltaine and enjoy a feast of ceremonial foods, poetry and music.  Dress as you feel celebrates the season…have fun with it! (Druids should wear their ceremonial whites).
The cost of the evening is $20.00.  Payments can be made at the door.
If cost is an issue, please contact Dr. Ayleen or Kyna.

TUES. May 7 – 6:45 to 8:30 – Drum Circle

WED. May 8 – 10:30 to 12.00 – SMILE Yoga with Laura Marshall

WED. May 8 – 3:00 to 5:00 – Reiki and Energy Share

WED. May 8 – 6:00 to 9:00 -Transcender Instituto(formally Lideres en Accion) Class in Spanish. Please call Juan at (408)300-4247

THURS. May 9 – 7:00 to 9:00 – Reiki Level 1, class 1

with Dr. Ayleen (see below for flyer)

SAT. May 11 – 10:00 to 5:00 – Advanced Level Druidry Course:  Terragentic Healing Class with Dr. Ayleen.

NOTE: THIS CLASS IS OPEN TO ALL GRADUATES OF THE SEVEN GIFTS OF DRUIDRY COURSE
This class is a part of the advanced coursework that follows the first level of Druidic training that is offered in the Seven Gifts of Druidry course.
Participants will be trained and attuned in Terragetic Healing, the Earth-based healing modality practiced and offered by Dr. Ayleen. You will also be trained in finding healing plants and stones to work with, activation of plants and stones and how to integrate your own frequency with those of the helping elements and the recipient of the healing.
The cost of the class is $75.00.  Payments can be made through PayPal or at the door.  Partial payments can be made in advance.

Click here for more info

Beltane Sabbat May 4 at Rev. April’s home

* Women only please *

Please join the celebration and evening of healing.April praying
Time: gather  6:30pm cast circle 7pm
Location: 895 Le Compte Pl San Jose 95122

408 289 9188
Cost: $20    Our Gatherings take place in an enclosed patio.
What to bring: an open heart, snack to share after the ceremony, rattle or drum (optional), shawl for over your shoulders in the cool night air.

 

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 Healing House Kinkou School of Reiki
*Offering Group and Individual Reiki Training

and Attunements*
Dr. Ayleen Augustine, D.C.
Reiki Master and Chief Instructor

Kinkou is Japanese for Balance. Reiki is an energetic healing tradition that not only returns the recipient to a harmonious, balanced state of mind, body and spirit, but benefits the practitioner as well.  Through this class you will learn to become a sacred conduit and witness for the healing forces of the Universe.

Dr. Ayleen Augustine

REIKI I
This 3 part class will cover the fundamentals of Reiki including:
What is Reiki?
History
Technique (Solo and Group Work)
Starting a Reiki Practice
Level I Attunement
Cost: $100 – Includes hand-outs and refreshments

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