Posts Tagged ‘Love’

Center for Creative Living

July 16, 2010

All are welcome to Sunday Celebrations at the Center for Creative Living, UCM Charter #801, at 1460 Koll Circle, Suite “C” – services in back. Need directions? Call (408) 392-9090 or visit Sunday Celebration is from 10:00 to 11:30am. Dress is casual and Kids are welcome. Food, hugs and music are always available!

The Sanctuary is changing! We have new carpet, new paint on the walls and a lot of new energy. Please join in blessing our remodeled space. This Sunday Rev. Doti Boon will be discussing, “Love, Life and the Lottery.” This is an exciting and informative sermon – dealing with affirmations, conversations and luck!

Join us for a rollicking, C.D. sale with loads of meditation, classical, easy dancing, Jazz and celebratory music. Michael will be selling CD’s from his extensive and varied collection.


Center Happenings at Center for Creative Living

1460 Koll Circle “C”, San Jose, CA 95112 (408) 392-9090


Exploring Spiritual Tools

Thursday July 15th   7pm to 9pm   $15. or two for $25.

How to Read Cards for Fun and Profit

Rev. Doti Boon, The California Psychic

Includes deck of cards and instruction book


with Susan Moon, Numerologist and Counselor for Life

Saturday, July 17, 11:00am to 5:00pm Cost: $50

Susan Moon, an accomplished, informative and fantastic Numerologist, will show you how Numerology is used to discover the vibrations that influence us and determine our destiny.

Numerology is a mathematical science used to decipher the vibrations that comprise all that exists in the Universe. You, like everything else in existence, have your own energetic rate of vibration, which is revealed by your name. Your Life Path and opportunities are determined by your birth date.

In this workshop you will learn:

     What Numerology tells us about you

     Your Karma

     How you can predict your future with Numerology

     How the Universal vibrations affect you and influence your


Center Happenings

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

***CD’s on sell this Sunday!

Numerology Workshop with Susan Moon – Saturday July 17th 11:00 to 5:00. Open to Public. Also, ministerial class. $50.

CCL Choir Rehearsal–July 18th 1 to 3.  Join for fun and music!

Drumming with Norbeth and Friends – Bring your drum or share

one of ours. July 20th 6:30 to 8:30   Donation

AIDS Rejuvenation Retreat Friday, July 23rd   9am to 4pm.

The Centre for Living with Dying hosts an HIV / AIDS Rejuvenation Retreat. The retreat is open to anyone living with, care-taking for, or affected by HIV / AIDS. The retreat is meant to be a day of relaxation and support for participants and is free to join. For more information, dates or to RSVP, please contact Bill Wilson Center at (408) 243-0222

Healing Drum Circle with Norbeth, Ayleen and Friends.

A wonderful healing and spiritual growth workshop.

6:30pm to 10:00pm July 24th. Please register.

Metaphysical Movie Night “Mother Wove the Morning”

with Carol Lynn Pearson Wed. July 28th 7 to 9, $5 donation.

FREE Popcorn

Have a nice day, unless you already have other plans. Whatever you observe, watch or enjoy – know that Bliss is the ultimate spiritual celebration.

            Love and Light,

                  Rev. Doti Boon

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

Center for Creative Living

February 12, 2010

All are welcome to Sunday Celebration 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 Healing Chairs (come give or receive a hands-on-healing) starts at 9:30am, Celebration is from 10:00 to 11:30am. Dress is casual and Kids are welcome.

Join us on Feb. 14th Valentine’s Day to hear the amazing Rev. Michael Genzmer talks about “Love.” Our church service is going to be videotaped for an upcoming documentary. So, let’s laugh, giggle, have fun and enjoy ourselves – much as we do every Sunday.

Feb. 21st Rev. Bea Baechle will be talking about her spiritual trek though cancer; chemo and her resulting amazing look at life. Accompanied by the CCL Choir!


How about a fantastic Valentine’s Day Gift for YOU? Pamper yourself with a Fantastic Foot Fix with Michael Berry – Body/Mind/Spiritual healer. Only $25. for 55 minutes at the CCL Center!


Thursday Feb. 18th 7pm to 9pm $15. or 2 for $25.

Open to the Public and for Licentiate Ministerial Credit

          Feb. 18th     Getting In Touch With Your Angels with Min. Maryellen De Vine. As an Angel Therapy Practitioner®, Maryellen works closely with the Angels and Guides of the Light. Her passion is to teach people spiritual concepts and provide the many spiritual tools that are available, to impart messages of love and guidance from the Angels, to help people connect with their Angels, and to facilitate healing. The angels have given her a term that she would be proud to be known for: “Joyful Wisdom.”

            Enter in and explore! All are encouraged to make use of the wisdom and understanding that flows from the Infinite Source we know as God.

Happenings at The Center

Feb. 11th – 7:00 to 8:30 – DRUIDRY and EARTH MAGIC with Dr. Ayleen Augustine. Sessions include: brief historical discussion, and teaching the Way of the Druid.

For those with over 15 CCL points – a Free Outing

Feb. 14th – noon to 1:30 Luncheon, 2:00 to 5:00 Play – “Hold On To Love.”

Feb. 16th – 6:30 to 8:30 – DRUMMING with Norbeth and Friends. Don’t have a drum? Borrow one of ours.

Feb. 20th – 11am to 5pm – GET IN TOUCH WITH YOUR PAST LIFE with Rev. Doti Boon and Hypnotherapist Corky Whitacre. $50. Water and snacks provided.

Feb. 21stNO CCL Choir rehearsal

Feb. 23rd – 6:30 to 8:30 – MEDITATION CIRCLE with Norbeth and Dr. Ayleen

Feb. 24th – 7:00 to 9:00 – METAPHYSICAL MOVIE Free Popcorn $5. donation

Feb. 25th – 7:00 to 8:30 – DRUIDRY and EARTH MAGIC with Dr. Ayleen Augustine. Sessions include: brief historical discussion, and teaching the Way of the Druid. Love Donation.

Feb. 27th – Saturday 10:00 to 5:00, and Sunday, Feb. 28th – 2:00 to 5:00

          EBERT Workshop with Rev. Corky. In just two days you will learn how to release negative energies, destructive patterns, limiting beliefs, and much more using Rev. Corky’s EarthBound Entity Releasement Technique. EBERT has released thousands of entities, relieving fears, phobias, addictions, and many other symptoms and destructive behaviors. Learn how powerful you are!

          Fee: $130. includes Sat. Lunch and all materials.

March 1st – Monday 7:00 to 8:30 – SPRING BACK INTO YOGA.

          Gentle Yoga Class with Krishnapriya (Laura Marshall). A theme for each week’s class. Doing specific asanas (poses) that benefit a part of the back. The Magical Ones are reviewed in each session to round out the practice. Pranayama (Breathing) exercises-and Guided Meditation in every class. FIRST CLASS ALWAYS FREECOME TRY IT AT NO COST For best practice: Light eating at least 2 hours before class, wear loose fitting clothes, bring your own mat/blanket or use one of ours.

Life is meant to be a joyous celebration!

       Love and Light,

                     Rev. Doti Boon –

Joyful Noise

August 22, 2009

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

Editor: Rev. Doti Boon,

Volume 8 page 34 (08-21-09)


I know with God’s help all stumbling blocks can

become stepping stones.

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            In re-counting my Mom’s life to a friend, I became aware of how many times life put stumbling blocks in her way. And yet, she always had a smile on her face and an optimistic out-look she imparted to everyone.

Here are some of the things she overcame:

            Molested and abused as a child

            Forced to work (physical labor)since the age of eight – all money went to support the family during the Depression!

            Constantly being bullied and teased by older siblings. She was the youngest of nine.  Repeatedly told she was ugly by all the members of her family “Old Ironsides” was the most remembered remark – since she was very thin.

            Having an alcoholic father who was constantly getting fired – she was forced to move and change schools 21 times before she entered high school.

            Contracted polio and spent three months in the contagion ward of a Los Angeles Hospital.

            Due to complications of severe eclampsia had a still-born baby boy and almost lost her life.

            Worked as a riveter (Rosie the Riveter) during World War II to support herself and small daughter while her husband fought in the Philippines.

            Her favorite brother, Herb, committed suicide by shooting himself in the head.

            Moved to a small town where she worked from daylight to sunset mowing, raking, baling and hauling Alfalfa hay in the hot desert (Lancaster, CA) sun.

            While waterskiing in Lake Isabella, fell and almost died of immersion shock.

            Abandoned by her husband with three small children to support; he refused to pay child support.

            Married the “love of her life” and moved to Northern California to start a business.

            Husband died after twenty-two months of marriage.

            Business went bankrupt.

            Eldest son ran away from home.

            Got a job at Fort Ord where she suffered a stroke.

            Her youngest son died of AIDS.

            Fell and broke her hip and splintered her femur.

            Suffered from a blood clot in her left leg which rendered her foot immobile (drop foot), which caused her constant pain until her death.

            Cancer removed from her left breast.

            Suffered from Congestive Heart Disease.

            And yet, this woman raised four wonderful and financially independent children who in turn have raised amazing grandchildren.

            She had an amazing voice and could hit C over high C. She had sung on the radio and as soloist in a church choir by the age of fifteen. She sang at everyone of her kids’ weddings and crooned babies to sleep.

            Elenore traveled to China, Mexico, Alaska, the Caribbean, Germany, Austria, Hawaii, Florida, Mt. Shasta, Sedona, Arizona and all around the continental United States. Many times she turned her tour badge upside down to say “WOW” instead of MOM.

            She made over 100 quillows (a quilt that folds into a pillow) many of which she donated to UCM and CCL for fundraisers and sewed layettes for newborn babies.

            For eighteen years she took homemade cookies, Chinese salad or corn pudding (sometimes all three) to the CCL Thanksgiving at the beach!

            She made friends wherever she went – at the time of her death her address book was full of hundreds of names.

            She walked at least a mile every day until she was 89 years old!

            . . .and she had the most incredible sense of humor, a sly grin and an amazing laugh.

            She left behind three children, eight grand-children and eleven great-grandchildren. All of which love and miss her terribly and know that she truly embodied the Stumbling Block to Stepping Stone adage.

“Stepping Stones”

“Isn’t it strange that Princes and Kings
And clowns that caper in sawdust rings,
And just plain folks like you and me,
Are builders for Eternity?
To each is given a bag of tools,
A shapeless mass and a book of rules,
And each must make ere life is flown,
A stumbling block, or a stepping stone.”

Mary Brooks Picken 

When life knocks you down, don’t stay down, bounce back!  Everybody stumbles or gets knocked off their feet from time to time; the winners are just the ones who keep getting back up!  That’s what Paul meant when he said, “In all things we are more than conquerors.”  If you pray and look hard enough, you’ll find the seed of good in every adversity (see Genesis 50:20).  The difference between winners and losers, is their ability to turn stumbling blocks into stepping stones.

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.” – John Quincy Adams

“The senses have been conditioned by attraction to the pleasant and aversion to the unpleasant:  a man should not be ruled by them; they are obstacles in his path.” – Bhagavad Gita

“Each handicap is like a hurdle in a steeplechase, and when you ride up to it, if you throw your heart over, the horse will go along too.”

 – Lawrence Bixby

“You are the only real obstacle in your path to a fulfilling life.”

 – Les Brown

“A barrier is of ideas, not of things.” – Mark Caine

“The mere fact that you have obstacles to overcome is in your favor…”

 – Robert Collier

“The Promised Land always lies on the other side of a Wilderness.”

 – Havelock Ellis

“It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.” – Sir Edmund Hillary

“For a long time it seemed to me that real life was about to begin, but there was always some obstacle in the way.  Something had to be got through first, some unfinished business; time still to be served, a debt to be paid.  Then life would begin.  At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.” – Bette Howland

“The marvelous richness of human experience would lose something of rewarding joy if there were no limitations to overcome.  The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful if there were no dark valleys to traverse.”

 – Helen Keller

“We are built to conquer environment, solve problems, achieve goals, and we find no real satisfaction or happiness in life without obstacles to conquer and goals to achieve.” – Maxwell Maltz

“Obstacles are like wild animals.  They are cowards but they will bluff you if they can.  If they see you are afraid of them…they are liable to spring upon you; but if you look them squarely in the eye, they will slink out of sight.” – Orison Swett Marden (1850-1924) American author and founder of Success magazine.

“The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.  What we obtain too cheaply, we esteem too lightly; ‘Tis dearness only that gives everything its value.”Thomas Paine

“For every mountain there is a miracle.” – Robert H. Schuller

“Life’s up and downs provide windows of opportunity to determine your values and goals.  Think of using all obstacles as stepping stones to build the life you want.” – Marsha Sinetar 

“If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.”

 – Frank A. Clark

“The block of granite which was an obstacle in the pathway of the weak becomes a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong.”

 – Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) British historian and essayist.

“I believe that the very purpose of life is to be happy.  From the very core of our being, we desire contentment.  In my own limited experience I have found that the more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being.  Cultivating a close, warmhearted feeling for others automatically puts the mind at ease.  It helps remove whatever fears or insecurities we may have and gives us the strength to cope with any obstacles we encounter.  It is the principal source of success in life.  Since we are not solely material creatures, it is a mistake to place all our hopes for happiness on external development alone.  The key is to develop inner peace.” – The Dalai Lama