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Volume 1 Issue 6 Aug Sept 2009 S True Blue pirit Pursuit of Intuitive Living Energy Healing A Bright Future Connections of the Heart ASTROLOGY CRYSTALS HYPNOTHERAPY NUMBERS METAPHYSICS ANIMAL COMMUNICATION PHENOMENA NATURE SPIRIT HEALTH

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S True Blue pirit Pursuit of Intuitive Living www truebluespirit ca Subscribe Get your copy of True Blue Spirit delivered subscribe now 1 year Canadian Subscription 30 00 3 options to subscribe 1 Send cheque or money order payable to True Blue Spirit Magazine Inc P O Box 17 Gabriola Island B C V0R 1X0 2 Go to www truebluespirit ca click on Subscribe via paypal 3 Call 1 877 700 2760 and use your Visa or Mastercard For International Subscription Rates go to www truebluespirit ca Copyright 2009 No portion of this publication may be reproduced in whole or in part without written permission of the publisher The views expressed herein are not necessarily those of the publisher or True Blue Spirit Magazine Inc Any medical advice is given solely for information purposes only and no responsibility is assumed on the publisher s part True Blue Spirit welcomes submissions but accepts no responsibility for unsolicited materials Material is accepted for True Blue Spirit on the understanding that it does not infringe on any copyright or libel laws Copyrights to be declared on submission All manuscripts illustrations and photographs submitted must be accompanied by a stamped self addressed envelope if they are to be returned or acknowledged Send emails to editor truebluespirit ca Printed at an environmentally friendly facility in Canada using vegetable based inks Volume 1 Issue 6 Publisher Managing Editor Dorothy Jeanne Engst publisher truebluespirit ca Pre production Editor Mary Gillis Editor Tom Masters editor truebluespirit ca Editor at Large Edd Uluschak editoratlarge truebluespirit ca Editorial Assistants Tiffany Abram Tessa Engst Advertising Sales Michelle Staples Carolyn James advertising truebluespirit ca Key accounts Circulation Lara Engst lara truebluespirit ca Layout Design Dorothy Jeanne Engst Photographs Images Ben Abram www creativedigiworks com Sean Fenzl www seanfenzl com Stephanie Rae Hull www centricphotography com Jon Fitzpatrick www nutristart com Sabina Pettitt Dorothy Jeanne Engst Edd Uluschak award winning Cartoonist Cover photo taken by Jon Fitzpatrick of Nutristart Contributing Writers Barbara Adelborg Rea Ciera Cheryl Dawn Dr Sterling Desmond Heather K Elrix Michael Gintowt Dr Lee Know Janet Laidlaw Jacquie Large Erin Lawson Stephanie McColl Patti Morton Ahrina K Nielsen Sabina Pettitt Maricel Piercey Vince Pollitt Carol Spencer James Henry Spencer Michelle Staples Edd Uluschak and Shannon Wills True Blue Spirit Pursuit of Intuitive Living ISSN 1918 6436 Published bi monthly Single copy 5 95 Cdn Subscription price 30 00 Canada go to www truebluespirit ca for international subscription rates True Blue Spirit Magazine Inc does not disclose its subscriber list to anyone at anytime True Blue Spirit Magazine Inc P O Box 17 Gabriola Island B C V0R 1X0 250 247 0210 TF 1 877 700 2760 Fax 250 247 0266

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This magazine is a spirit driven gift of the heart CONTENTS SPECIAL FEATURES A Bright Future Being Grounded Connections of the Heart 46 18 26 Energy Moving Beyond 3D Reality 32 Shena Meadowcroft Artist Intuitive Writer 40 REGULAR FEATURES Aboriginal Spirit From the Publisher The Garden Places in Time Animal Whispers On a recent visit to Two Words Spiritual Centre in Nanaimo BC I had the pleasure of tea with a woman by the name of Gerri Gerri loves creating beautiful objects and was telling me of all the different crafts she had done over the years many of them no longer created today Especially during my hippie dippie years she said when macram was big I loved creating wall hangings When Gerri mentioned macram my mind was immediately taken back to the years I spent living in Inuvik NWT An aunt of mine was totally engrossed by macram and it caught on with those of us around her For a moment it was as if I could feel myself tying the knots positioning the cord slipping on a bead tying another knot What came with this memory was a real sense of peace and tranquility I know what you mean I said to Gerri macram was a soothing craft Yes it was replied Gerri In fact it was during those years that my spirituality really opened As I would tie the knots and create it was as if I could feel past lives going by As if I had done similar work before After all so many of the crafts we make are take offs from creations of the past Often our days are too busy to take the time to create as we used to So where are those moments that allow our mind to be still softly focused on the task at hand those moments so ripe for tapping into our intuition Working in the yard cooking a meal washing the floor if we slow things down and allow ourselves to take pleasure in the moment these simple tasks can take us to special places in time Astrology Keep well Dorothy Jeanne Engst 43 44 When the Wild Speaks 55 Greetings Children and Spirit 22 Dylans Story Crystals 9 Moonstone Directory of Businesses Events 60 Healthy Body Healthy Spirit 36 Overall Anti Aging Supplement Hypnotherapy 17 Powerful Self Metaphysics 4 Crystal Skulls Revisited Nature s Essence 15 Sand Dollar Essence Numerology 50 Number Two Phenomena 48 UFOs Not so Simple Reader Response 12 Searching for Serenity 20 Serenity and the Art of Simplicity Spirit 25 Everday Miracles Spirit of the Dance 30 Dancing with Spirit Worthwhile Reading Cert no SW COC 002226 58

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Metaphysics Crysta Revis by Ahrina K Nielsen P lease accept these words as an invitation to your soul It is with great pleasure and much excitement that I have this opportunity to explore in greater depth the mystery of the crystal skulls This is a passion of mine and my intention is to ignite a spark or a flame of interest for you as well The journey begins now Back in the time of Atlantis there arrived on the earth thirteen great crystal skulls As in the fictional tale Lord of the Rings there was one skull to rule them all the Amethyst skull It is said that this skull has retreated into another dimension that it has vibrated out of existence from us as we are not yet energetically ready for the responsibility encompassed in the power of all thirteen being found activated and used to their full potential Their origins are a mystery but there are two popular theories that they were generated by the Atlanteans who had superior technology or that they came from other planets These beings Clivia Fotolia com Page 4 True Blue Spirit Volume 1 Issue 6

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Metaphysics al Skulls ited also have technology superior to ours since they could travel through space I lean toward the friendly visitors from other planets theory The Atlanteans had numerous uses for the skulls They generated power for the healing chambers These chambers combined the healing properties of crystals sacred geometry and colour combinations to induce healing states and clear unwanted or unneeded old energy patterns which can produce illness They were used as the super computers of the time recording devices to keep information from being lost for future generations Unlimited gigabytes of storage is available in these crystal skulls They were communication portals to the star systems Imagine having a direct line to highly evolved beings light years away You could receive tutoring on any subject for example agriculture technology spirituality And of course the skulls were used for ceremonial purposes METAPHYSICAL of or relating to a reality beyond what is perceptible to the senses supernatural These are just a few of the uses that I have discovered I am sure that there are many more uses that will come to light As previously stated I believe that these skulls hold information I have written earlier of my experience with the ancient skull Sha Na Ra and how music emanated from the mysterious head This proves that they are or can be storing devices They have the ability to store information and release it at a later date What do you think is trapped within them Is there ancient wisdom crying to be released Could we contact life forms from other planets with these the Pleiadians perhaps How do we unlock the secrets of the skulls Why have they been dormant for so long and are only now coming to the forefront of our collective consciousness Let s look at where they went after Atlantis During the upheaval at Atlantis many beings escaped fleeing to other countries and continents across the world Egypt Mexico Central America with them came the crystal skulls They were saved from the destruction at Atlantis These new colonies were formed and the skulls were still used but more for a ceremonial purpose as they were split up depleting their power and the Volume 1 Issue 6 True Blue Spirit Page 5

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Metaphysics AHRINA K NIELSEN started her metaphysical journey 21 years ago when she discovered Stuart Wilde and Carlos Castaneda She began pursuing her clairvoyant and mediumship development four years ago and has been working professionally since 2006 Having completed the Jazz program at Vancouver Island University she writes and performs her own music kayn shaw ca Photo on left is the crystal skull Sha Na Ra L mym e Fo tol i a com amethyst had left the building so to speak Turmoil occurred throughout the centuries and the skulls were hidden from invaders and the like Some have been uncovered and some have not The time is soon upon us for all thirteen to be present on earth again and activated to their full potential The sooner we are ready for this the sooner it will happen It is important for the Lightworkers to understand that when the balance has shifted and we have raised the vibration of the planet this will happen This information is being channelled all over the planet The time has come I trust that I have piqued your curiosity For further reading there is an interesting book by Chris Morton and Ceri Louise Thomas entitled The Mystery of the Crystal Skulls Unlocking the Secrets of the Past Present and Future Better yet if you have the opportunity to meet a real ancient crystal skull go have your own experience See what information is given to you and then please write to me describing your personal experience Volume 1 Issue 6 True Blue Spirit Page 7

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Crystals rch O id po et F olia ot co m Moonstone by Erin Lawson and Jacquie Large W hile wondering what to write about moonstone the word that came to mind to describe this crystal was mystery Moonstone with its luminous glow and flashes of spectral light will always cause wonder and awe in the beholder It has a long standing as THE stone to represent the goddess and the feminine aspect and has the same sense of mystery as the moon with its cycles and comings and goings in our night sky Moonstone is a type of feldspar mineral with a hardness of 6 to 6 5 and is found in many countries including India Madagascar Brazil and Myanmar with the best specimens coming from Sri Lanka The most popular type of moonstone is rainbow moonstone but there are others such as peach cat s eye grey and white Moonstone was named for its resemblance to the moon and its strong connections to feminine cycles It was considered a dream stone and used for prophesying by mystics of the eastern world This crystal was also one of the gems used for sacred adornment in jewellery around the world Moonstone has been used by some cultures as a fertility stone and was sewn into women s garments to not only help to get pregnant but to assist during the pregnancy On a physical level moonstone is good for digestion it helps in nutrient absorption it can guard against water retention it balances hormones and it is really helpful during childbirth It is said to strengthen hair skin and eyesight and help circulation This is a wonderful crystal for dealing with hormonal issues as well for girls just entering their teens to women becoming mothers right down to those entering Volume 1 Issue 6 True Blue Spirit Page 9

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Crystals menopause There are some books though that warn against wearing moonstone during menstrual cycles as it sometimes intensifies already heightened emotions There is no other stone better for boosting intuition than moonstone It has traditionally been called the stone of the High Priestess as this crystal really seems to take us beyond the everyday world and out into that space where we can intuitively see what s really going on It can also balance out extreme emotions and bring calmness which then helps to see the truth of the matter It is useful for men to use as it enhances non linear thinking and helps to raise awareness of their own intuitive natures Obviously moonstone is wonderful for anyone doing psychic readings and wishing to aid those abilities It can take you beyond the veil and into the deeper mysteries of life but without getting too ungrounded Moonstone resonates strongly with the third eye and crown chakras It is also the perfect crystal for helping during past life regression as it helps to reveal links to the past that we carry over into this life As this is a balancing stone as well it teaches us to seek that balance in our physical and emotional world to see the mystery in the mundane One of moonstone s greatest gifts is to help us see and honour the cycles in our lives to understand and accept the timing of our lessons and to learn patience while we are waiting for the right time to act upon them This is a stone that asks us to trust the mystery and to value the wait ERIN LAWSON has studied metaphysics for over 13 years focusing mainly on tarot Since starting at Wishes eight years ago she has learned much about crystals and the other tools that fill the store She shares her love of crystals with Jacquie and the other staff at Wishes Erin lives in Duncan with her husband and three children JACQUIE LARGE has been the owner of Wishes for 17 years and has watched as the metaphysical world has evolved with so many exciting changes She has studied crystals extensively and happily shares her knowledge with her customers Jacquie lives in Duncan with her partner and daughter Volume 1 Issue 6 True Blue Spirit Page 11

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Page 12 True Blue Spirit Volume 1 Issue 6 om lia c Foto Th ie t Edith Ochs Fotol com ia A message from reader Marlene K When presented with an amber ball and crystal bible for our anniversary a year ago the presenter could not have known what was going to happen to me Although only recently diagnosed the doctors said I could have had the cancer for years perhaps it was intuition on the part of my bestower see what I have put below AMBER Magazine Volume 1 Issue 4 April May 2009 Amber brings happiness I have never been happier even though I am supposed to be ill Assists immunity to infection the cancer treatment lowers my immune system and makes it easy for me to catch infections Increases strength since I had the amber ball I put it in the bedroom window resting on a bracelet and every morning I put my hands over it and think strong Strange really as I think I must have transferred this word from a set of gold jewellery with snakes which was purchased over a number of years for anniversary birthdays when we visited Corfu I asked what the significance of the snake was and was told that it was a symbol of strength so when I put it on I believed I was strong The Crystal Bible by Judy Hall states Changes negative to positive forces promotes positive mental state Amongst its healing attributes it resonates with the throat stomach and liver all associated with my particular cancer AMETHYST Magazine Volume 1 Issue 3 Feb March 2009 Amethyst can aid the immune system and is a blood cleanser again my immune system will be low and the cancer has travelled though the blood to the liver It calms I am so calm I am practically vertical nothing seems to faze me The Crystal Bible by Judy Hall states Strengthens and cleanses the immune system Blood cleanser Reduces bruising and injuries I will be susceptible to this and am told be very careful Heals diseases of the digestive tract Stimulates the throat Well you can see why I was so spooked by this All I can say is that it has made me more interested in this type of healing Marlene K Burton on Trent Staffordshire England r r ybu ro Reader Response I feel great energy I am writing to communicate to you how happy I am that your magazine exists it truly addresses all points of being a metaphysician the articles are simply and beautifully written and I feel great energy emanating from True Blue Spirit I have enjoyed 3 issues so far and kudos for including the topic of UFOs and abductions in your magazine Michela S Victoria BC

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Reader Response A spirit driven gift I d like to congratulate you on a fine looking and informative magazine I especially like that it is a spirit driven gift of the heart just my kind of venture indeed Jessica N Lake Cowichan BC So excited about your vision To everyone at True Blue Spirit what a wonderful magazine I picked up Issue 4 and could not put it down until I had read it all the way through I am so excited about your vision and you are right on target this is what people have been asking for and now you have answered their prayers Thank you so much Elizabeth Ann C Sunshine Coast BC Not too far from home I would just like to commend you on your new magazine I am not sure how long it has been out We just received our first copies at the Whole Food Market in Penticton Very interesting articles on a lot of subjects I am most interested in and they are not too far from home Thank you Sheila S Penticton BC High level of spiritual awakeness The first time I opened it True Blue Spirit and just looked at the presentation I was blown away the colour and the energy is beautiful But what truly captured me were the amazing articles the pictures and the way everything was written It is obvious to me that you are dealing with a very high level of spiritual awakeness with the entire magazine It is the best quality magazine I have seen Not only were the articles extremely interesting and topics of importance to the world but I felt after reading each one that I knew the authors personally because of the way they were written from the heart and from the spirit Amahra J Vancouver BC Volume 1 Issue 6 True Blue Spirit Page 13

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Nature s Essence Sand Dollar Essence by Sabina Pettitt O n a warm sunny day in the summer of 1985 the first sea essence was born My husband Michael and I were walking on a sandy beach and we both felt a sand dollar tugging at the edges of our consciousness It s very hard to describe these experiences because I think we don t yet have vocabulary for this kind of knowingness Nonetheless we somehow both knew that we were being called by this sea creature to make it into an essence And we even knew who we would be giving it to when it was done The only thing we didn t know was how to make a sea essence However almost as clearly as knowing that we were to make an essence we also received the notions of how to complete the task This day marked the introduction of a whole new range of frequencies in the pharmacopoeia of vibrational medicine The gift of this first sea essence Sand Dollar is to assist us in seeing ourselves and our patterns with greater clarity Everyone is unique Every disease is unique and each person will respond in a different manner both to their symptoms and possible therapies It is never appropriate for the therapist to ask someone with a life threatening disease what they are getting out of it This can easily result in feelings of major guilt which will exacerbate the symptoms Some people have Volume 1 Issue 6 True Blue Spirit Page 15

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Nature s Essence never even considered the possibility that they might create their own reality so to burden them with that notion when they are probably already experiencing intense fear about the physical diagnosis they have just received is not very likely to be therapeutic Description Sand Dollar dendraster excentricus for discovering the underlying energy patterns which are creating the discomfort in our lives for disrupting the mirage and coming to our senses Meridian lung Chakra throat Through the lung channel we take in not only oxygen to nourish our cells but also the life force prana or qi The life force is the very fabric from which we create integration and harmony between all the aspects of ourselves physical mental emotional and spiritual Via the throat chakra we are able to express ourselves and offer our own unique gifts to the world The Sand Dollar essence assists us in identifying and removing the blocks to our own unique expression of perfect health and well being Indeed when we gave this first sea essence to our friend it created a shift in an endless cycle of recurrences of her disease From within her own body mind she received the information that she needed to create an energetic shift in the pattern in which she was enmeshed For us it began a most remarkable and delightful interaction with beings of the sea which led us from our own coastal waters in the Pacific Northwest to swim with dolphins and sea turtles in Hawaii and even to the Philippines to make the first essence from Sea Horse All the while we were discovering the healing gifts of these amazing plants and creatures who make their homes in our oceans SABINA PETTITT M Ed Dr TCM is a doctor of traditional Chinese medicine an author and the co creator of Pacific Essences Page 16 True Blue Spirit Volume 1 Issue 6

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Hypnotherapy Powerful Self C by Barbara Adelborg CMH HT Eric Issele e Fotol ia com reating a shift from powerless to powerful from the powerless child self to the powerful adult self alters the course of your life It will change you from powerless child self to powerful adult self Have you ever felt confused or scared about a situation that you reacted to in a child self way causing you stress and anxiety creating doubt in yourself This choice keeps you stuck in the same old patterns of behaving You can identify this part of your thinking and use it to make different choices A technique to assist with that shift from powerless to powerful is as follows Find a comfortable chair close your eyes and simply let go of yesterday tomorrow this morning and this afternoon Remember this is for you Create within your mind a safe and protected space this can be real or imagined Within this space feel the very essence of the safety and security within every cell in the body and relax the body completely Now bring to mind a situation in your life when you felt very competent remembering how the body felt the posture of the body the very thoughts within yourself Allow your whole being to fully experience it breathing this focus into every cell within your body Next with this sense of competence within yourself within this safe place feeling safe and protected invite a powerful figure Higher Power universal energy a literary figure or a person for whom you have a great deal of respect Feel their presence and their power and absorb this powerful energy Breathe this feeling into every cell within your body mind and spirit Be aware and notice what this feels like how it feels in the body Know this self is always available for you because this is you Yes you can call upon this anytime because this is the empowered adult self When you may feel hurt upset or emotionally uncomfortable this is acting from the powerless child self Remember you have a choice to shift into that empowered adult self This technique can be useful in helping you to get through any situation BARBARA ADELBORG is a clinical hypnotherapist and she maintains a practice in the Cowichan Valley where she has resided for over 30 years Barbara is trained in several hypnosis techniques and is currently producing her third hypnosis CD Volume 1 Issue 6 True Blue Spirit Page 17

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Being Grounded by Cheryl Dawn What can we do to find the answers to our questions to feel joy peace and manifest our dreams It truly starts with awareness being present grounded having gratitude and the intent to change our life The Universe gave us will and an imagination which only we can activate These are powerful gifts that assist us to manifest our journey here on Mother Earth Having awareness of where we are with ourselves how we are feeling and reacting shows us where we are in our journey Letting go of criticism judgment anger feelings of abandonment the sooner we let go of our pain the faster we evolve into an enlightened being By asking ourselves if we are in the right place job career or relationship all of the answers can be found when we are present and still Go within feel the stillness and all our answers will come Trust The answer may not come in the form we expect It can be our thoughts dreams another person s conversation radio TV an advertisement Be aware and be present Our intention to remain present may be hard at first but practice delivers progress Be present in whatever we are doing in the moment without judgment No thinking of what we should have done or what we should be doing stop planning for tomorrow or thinking of something to say back to someone when they haven t even finished their sentence Just be in the moment while you cook walk visit someone or drive down the road Feel what it is like to be present When we practice being in the now beauty in life starts to present itself to us in every moment This will bring us balance peace and the feeling of being more grounded There are many ways to stay grounded This is a must on a daily basis to assist us in adjusting to the universal energies If we are feeling scattered dizzy headachy and uncertain most likely we are ungrounded If we do not have time to meditate below is a quick way to ground Repeat the I Am mantra below three times Try this standing up Why We will feel unwanted energies leave our body as we become lighter and more grounded Ask Mother Earth to take the energy and transform it into love She loves to help Give her gratitude In our culture when we do a healing ceremony or pick up something from Mother Earth we give tobacco or cornmeal as an offering of gratitude I AM I am the Universal Divine Light I am Love I am Soul I am Divine Will I am Trust I am Faith I am Grace I am Spirit I am one with the Universe I am Page 18 True Blue Spirit Volume 1 Issue 6

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er gy The Mantra on the left is also for connecting us to our inner Light our Source Gratitude is important as is working with our imagination to manifest our dreams and rid our past trauma Visualize the out come of what it is we desire this is key If we cannot feel sense or see the outcome it may take longer to manifest sometimes years For trauma replace our old vision with what we would have wanted our past experience to be in time the unwanted image will no longer affect us in a negative way The mind does not know the difference between reality and non reality Meditation with breath work Sit quietly and concentrate on your breath pay attention to it filling your entire abdomen area expanding your belly out then lungs neck and head area As you exhale your abdomen automatically comes back towards the spine Breathe in breathe out as thoughts come in go back to the breath in and feel it as it expands the belly out then exhale as the belly comes back to the spine area Keep this deep breathing up for 5 20 minutes When ending the meditation visualize roots from your feet going deep down into Mother Earth for one minute Breath is our medicine when working with it to its fullest Cheryl Dawn Native Healer and Spiritual Teacher A Journey with your Spirit am En s t iri AJ ou y with your e n Sp r g P ro r M e di n e ci 6 Day Vision Quest Retreats Featuring a delicious Raw Food Diet In the heart of 125 acres of Wilderness Open to Group Bookings Personal Empowerment Shamanic Retreat Experience personal growth while working with Shamanic tools and other gifts to open up your heart and add to your healing practice August 15 20 2009 Awakening Who am I Vision Quest Retreat Yoga meditation healing Ceremonies September 2009 A Sacred Cleanse of the Body Mind Spirit 6 Day Vision Quest that will change your life May 2010 Classes Offered Reiki Shamanic Drumming for healing and balancing the Physical and Light Bodies Drum Journeys Shamanic Teachings with Medicine Wheel finding your power animal and healing with rattles feathers and cedar Crystal Chakra Balancing Deep Emotional Release work Getting in touch with your Angels Spirit Guides Higher Self Reiki level 1 2 3 Master Teachers Certificate 7 day Reiki training Karuna Reiki Masters Teachers Certificate must be a Reiki Master for at least 6 months Cheryl Dawn is a Native Healer Spiritual Teacher in Cross Cultural Shamanic Energy Work Usui Reiki Cheryl Dawn 250 652 5849 Victoria BC Email cheryl ajourneywithyourspirit com Website www ajourneywithyourspirit com

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Searching for Serenity SERENITY and of SIMPLICITY by Vince Pollitt S erenity and simplicity are obvious soulmates My own tale is often the sweet subtle blend of chaos meets absolute mayhem Over the years I have found it undeniably easy to complicate every little thing Simplicity has to do with discovering and embracing the natural rhythms of life In preparing for this article I discovered that the nature of simplicity is ironically not so simple In fact not only do we clutter our personal spaces but with equal passion we confound our relationships schedules spiritual practices and our own mental processes I offer below my own list of reminders that help me to keep it simple serene and real Genuine lasting contentment only arises from a state of natural simplicity Keep and respect only what you truly value Our possessions and relationships come and go with relentless unpredictability Hold onto them lightly Grasping too tightly only complicates our minds creating wondrous levels of stress Regularly ponder the difference between your needs and desires When desires arise consider them and then let them drop away This practice becomes easier over time Anything that might complicate the serenity of a simpler lifestyle will become increasingly less appealing Page 20 True Blue Spirit Volume 1 Issue 6 Surround yourself with individuals who value and nurture your soul avoiding those who seem to thrive on your energy without giving anything in return Don t complicate your life with intrigue and deception If your relationships romantic and platonic can t withstand the truth maybe a reassessment is in order Spiritual expression doesn t have to be grand or dominating Be simple and humble with your practice When our minds tend towards becoming clever madhouses there is little room for serenity The revered spiritualist Osho maintained that simplicity was found by moving from the head to the heart Clarity does not come from a clouded hectic mind it resides in a tranquil pond So allow time for internal silence and stillness This is the true beginning and ending of all spiritual practice To deeply embrace life sometimes you have to drop your words If you are focused on analyzing everything then you are not completely experiencing the wonder of your journey Don t always complicate experiences by the need to classify them Living in simplicity possibilities abound Stephen Blose Fotolia com

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Searching for Serenity d the ART Dwelling in complexity there is little room left for flexibility The beginner s mind has many options while the expert s mind has very few Be open Understanding your motivation for various activities is important to not feeling overwhelmed and it can help to simplify one s days Revisit this notion often reassessing the currency of your priorities Stop swimming upstream Let go and trust Stop fighting with every little choice and enjoy the ride It s so much simpler to flow around life s obstacles than through them When you take the time to review those priorities very closely they often simply disappear A fortune cookie once recommended I eat only 80 of what I think I can eat While that advice should have come before the meal our life plate should be treated with the same respect Be aware of what you can handle and know that this will fluctuate for any number of reasons Saying no is a useful skill In the words of Mother Teresa We can accomplish something extraordinary by doing something ordinary with love one day at a time How simple VINCE POLLITT and his partner Robyn live on Vancouver Island where Vince has spent the last 12 years at play in the health industry Vince combines almost 3 decades of Zen training and spiritual studies with passions for music painting and writing He currently offers wellness and leadership workshops at a community and organizational level As a spiritual coach he specializes in Reiki based pranic healing with instruction in breathing meditation visualization and centering exercises Volume 1 Issue 6 True Blue Spirit Page 21

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Children and Spirit Dylans Sto by Patti Morton W hen my ex husband Kenny s mother became ill only weeks after her husband had passed my daughter called to tell me that Momma wanted to come home but there was no one there to look after her I volunteered to do that for her as this woman had taken me under her wing and under her roof when I was a teenager I flew down to Florida a few days later but by the time I got there Momma was barely conscious I sat with her for the next ten days until she finally passed over into spirit I had stopped by to see how my ex husband was doing His wife Kirsten said she was glad to see me and asked if I could have a word with her son Dylan I am well known in the family for having unusual things happen around me and she thought that Dylan needed to talk to me She called him into the room and said Go ahead Son You can tell Patti what you are upset about Dylan was ten years old and a very sensitive boy He stammered a little and said Wwwwell uh I always took the trash out to the road for Grandma I thought that even if Grandma and Grandpop aren t here anymore the trash is still here so I should take it out to the road I did that and on my way back up the driveway his voice broke and tears welled up in his eyes It s okay Dylan I said Who did you see Grandma or Grandpop He looked surprised that I could have guessed and he blurted out Both of them Sam Shapiro Fotolia com Page 22 True Blue Spirit Volume 1 Issue 6

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Children and Spirit ory Patti I saw both of them Grandpop was sitting in his rocking chair on the porch and Grandma was standing behind him with her hand on his shoulder smiling He burst into tears and then they were gone Oh Dylan I said don t be afraid What a wonderful gift they have given you They were letting you know that they are happy and together and that everything is all good where they are on the other side You don t have to worry They aren t going to haunt you They were just thanking you for helping out and you will probably not see them again Or if you do it will not be for a very long time But how wonderful for you that they stopped by and let you see them Dylan dried his eyes and smiled seemingly happy with that answer It has been a few years now since Momma and Pop crossed over and to the best of my knowledge Dylan has not had contact with them again PATTI MORTON S life experiences have provided her with proof of life after life Being a member of ASHA Association of Spiritual Healers of Alberta and reading cards for Spiritual Guidance she likes to consider herself as seeking answers and following a path of service The Children and Spirit column is a forum for sharing our children s experiences to learn and grow from them and yank out a few roots of doubt along the way To share your child s story please e mail publisher truebluespirit ca Barbara Helgason Fotolia com Volume1 Issue 6 True Blue Spirit Page 23

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Spirit Everyday Miracles by Carol Spencer A s individuals we so often ignore and avoid our intuitive nature the same nature the animal kingdom lives by Recently I recalled an incident involving my father and myself I had been living abroad and was returning home unannounced Before leaving I had arranged with a friend to pick up myself and my son at the airport My father knew nothing about this On the day of my arrival while my friend was waiting to meet us my father was trying to contact him phoning my friend s home and then his place of work Somehow my father knew I was coming home and he wanted to know exactly when I was arriving I have heard many stories of information being given in dreams that have changed people s lives or stories of individuals changing their travel plans at the last minute and missing traffic accidents There is no doubt in my mind that there are positive forces call them what you will that surround us I choose to call them God A native of Salt Spring Island CAROL SPENCER established the Continuous Light Sanctuary in 1999 Continuous Light is a society dedicated to spiritualism where gatherings are held to share the philosophy and gifts of spirit Carol teaches meditation healing clairvoyance and psychic awareness mch67 Fotolia com Volume 1 Issue 6 True Blue Spirit Page 25

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Connections of by Janet Laidlaw T his time last year I believed I was in a secure relationship I thought I had a stable family life that my husband valued and cherished me and was willing to work out kinks along the way I thought I knew the road ahead But reality is a perception Literally overnight the illusion of my world disintegrated Last December I went to a counselling session with my husband knowing something was seriously wrong He told me I had changed then that people don t change Later he said his feelings had changed Because he had so rarely expressed discontentment I thought our work as a couple had just begun Before the session I was given a form asking for the names of immediate family Apprehensively I asked my husband what I should write He named me himself and his daughter By the end of that session to my bewilderment he made it clear that he no longer wanted me as member of this family Within a week he and his daughter had left the home I knew as ours and I remained there in a state of shock and disbelief Then it began to snow and snow and snow In the following months of isolation and survival of the elements my reality shifted I questioned everything that was and everything that is If I felt so strongly that I was loved and secure how could this happen What were the feelings I experienced if they were not based in reality The same week that my husband and his daughter left one of the family dogs was euthanized This had been my husband s dog and given the situation I did not accompany him to the euthanasia The death of all life as I knew it hung forebodingly in the air It was surreal it simply could not be happening But after they left I knew it was real Page 26 True Bluse Spirit Volume 1 Issue 6 because the house was upturned and silent Except for the conspicuously empty dog beds covered with 17 year old Rosie s fur the living room was vacant doug Olson Fotolia com

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the Heart As luck would have it I was scheduled for a home business audit three days after Rosie s departure and two days after my perceived family left the house It is the one part of all of this that actually makes me want to laugh auditors have impeccable timing If nothing else perhaps my cont d page 29 Reality is merely an illusion albeit a very persistent one Albert Einstein Volume 1 Issue 6 True Blue Spirit Page 27

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situation gave the auditor some empathy for me The audit was smooth and trouble free I live in a rural area where the streets aren t often ploughed My life for those months was as much about physical survival and obtaining supplies as it was about emotional survival Instead of becoming depressed I simply knew I had to find more strength within than I had ever known before and I began to have a vivid dream life Within those dreams which I believe are messages from God I found much guidance and the will to carry on The dreams showed me that things had changed long before I was aware of the truth They also reassured me that I wasn t had never been and never would be alone Spirit surrounded me in those long winter months as I trudged through the deep snow dogs underfoot feeling small and useless in the throes of a seemingly endless winter But all winters come to an end and spring slowly brings light to the darkness of the season My reality had been an illusion What I perceived to be real simply was not So why did I experience feelings of love and security believing that I was part of a forever family Gradually I realized that those feelings did not come from the external world They came from within Our beliefs about others are simply our own projections What I believed was proven to be false but what I felt was very real My feelings came from something grander than me a soul connection Though the human experience may sometimes feel lonely we truly are never alone I can give Spirit the universal source of all love and security the same power I projected onto those who I regarded as my family From this belief that I am safe and loved I empower myself to create my new reality Reality is merely an illusion albeit a very persistent one Albert Einstein JANET LAIDLAW is a is a video writer producer focused on spiritual and psychic development She has been trained in Transpersonal Hypnotherapy and at Arthur Findlay College in the UK a school of spiritualism and psychic sciences Janet s preoccupations include animals psychic and intuitive art and developing mediumship Knut Ekanger Fotolia com Volume 1 Issue 6 True Blue Spirit Page 29

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Spirit of the Dance Dancing with by Michelle Staples T he past few months my world has been filled with music Everywhere I move a different beat carries me forward the rhythm of the wind the heat of the early summer sun the current of the river the laughter of my loved ones Each with its own divine song to sing encouraging inspiring and leading me into a dance of new discovery Recently I spent eight days on Gabriola Island dancing with some of my beautiful sisters remembering the dances we came here to share with each other One by one we were invited to open into our potential to shine our light as bright as we could each a mirror to the other reflecting our fears strengths joy and love offering insights into the darkest and brightest corners of our beings as we danced our spirit dance On my return I joined my son at his school He led me to the swings side by side we pumped our legs in delight the fields in the playground rising and falling with our rhythm we let go flying through the air dancing with the birds falling to the earth welcomed by the ground we brushed ourselves off Off into the forest where tufts of pollen joyfully drifting through the trees caught in the rays of the afternoon sun as they moved shifting bouncing falling to their own gentle dance with the breeze From there home to the man I love Page 30 True Blue Spirit Volume 1 Issue 6

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Spirit of the Dance h Spirit integrating the delightful dance that weaves together the sacred relationship between the divine masculine and feminine Supporting each other we move through the layers that open us to deepen our love trust acceptance and joy Then out for an evening with a group of women laughter flowing in the air as we pose for pictures eat Mexican food and ice cream before witnessing the powerful veils of a performer surrendering herself to spirit to be danced into an endless whirling dervish of spinning colours Days followed out in the world filled with the stories of everyday life work groceries gardening cleaning cooking paying bills being annoyed talking to friends watching movies answering emails remembering to take out the garbage forgetting the one thing I needed to make the secret sauce More days of waking up going to bed loving coffee being in love sunrises sunsets holding babies running late celebrating birthdays mourning death smelling flowers watching grass grow mowing the lawn planting weeding rain wind and lightning I pause resting in the shade of our apple tree after seemingly endless weeks of motion a simple truth unveiled into the eyes of a tired yet beating heart All of this every detail of this journey I am on every moment I Ka m ree dy Saa om a c oli Fot am here is an invitation from spirit to discover my own dance to open and remember my own songs so I can dance and sing them back into the world MICHELLE STAPLES helps people speak and discover their own stories She writes for various publications compiles papers on community social and economic development and helps develop documentary and educational films As the Youth Program Director for the Cowichan Aboriginal Film Festival Michelle works with youth of all cultures supporting them to speak their voice and tell their own story She continues her dance studies training to become a facilitator of Khundalini Dance Volume 1 Issue 6 True Blue Spirit Page 31

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Energy Moving Beyond 3D Rea by Maricel Piercey I magine for a moment having the ability to tap into and experience an unfamiliar world within our own containing forces of unimaginable potential It can be difficult trying to wrap our conscious reality around the possibility that this world would even exist let alone imagining what it would be like In actuality a world such as this does indeed exist Given advances made in the realm of quantum physics science is coming up with plenty of proof that our physical reality is not quite what we think it is Our perceptions of what we see and experience around us barring a few exceptions are limited to our five senses We tend to discount those experiences we perceive as mystical not to be taken seriously but somehow seem to affect us with profound significance Having become so entrenched in our beliefs created through societal conditioning within this three dimensional reality there s not much room left for what appears to be a slip into some kind of sublime esoteric world However it s precisely this type of experience which often gives meaning to the confusion most of us struggle through daily With recent discoveries made in quantum physics together with results now being achieved in lab trials throughout North America the proof of an extraordinary invisible medium is in the pudding The possible reality of a previously undetectable energy field could piece together the complex puzzle of our universe once and for all and have a significant impact on the allopathic medical community Several studies published in both scientific and medical journals describe the results of effectively harnessing this energy within controlled medical Page 32 True Blue Spirit Page 21 Volume 1 Issue 6

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ality environments One such study conducted by cardiologist Dr Randolph Byrd at San Francisco General Hospital in 1988 lasted over a ten month period and consisted of 393 cardiac patients split into two groups With the help of a number of volunteers from across the country Dr Byrd s test group was provided with normal cardiac treatment along with receiving thoughts of healing energy or prayer sent by the volunteers while the control group received only traditional health care for their condition At the end of the ten month study Dr Byrd had achieved recognition as a pioneer in providing evidence proving the positive effects of distant healing in a clinical trial Substantiated results in his test group showed significant improvement over the control group in virtually every area over the course of the recovery period The implications of these findings are profound in a world of traditional medicine steeped in scientific dogma The North American public appears ready and willing open to the idea of potential benefits derived from non traditional health treatment offered by either complementary or alternative medicine as reported in a recent Reuters article of Dec 10 2008 About four in ten U S adults and one in nine children are turning to unconventional medical approaches for chronic pain and other health problems health officials said today This trend is difficult to deny even for the loudest critics Affordable non invasive little or no side effects strikingly effective health treatment who would have thought I can just imagine the ancient adepts and native communities world wide rolling their eyes right about now what with our new discovery and all Honestly how embarrassing rgbspace Fotolia com Volume 1 Issue 6 True Blue Spirit Page 33

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Se a nG la dw ell Fotol ia co m l teid J a m es S Like fish in water we also live within a medium which is invisible to us Thanks to advances made in equipment able to take ever more sensitive measurements modern day scientists are now able to detect a previously unknown to our so called civilized world anyway invisible field apart from the well known electromagnetic field we ve been aware of for quite some time This is the energy field which many alternative complementary modalities rely upon to initiate healings that at times border on the miraculous I am happy to report these fringe science methods are being taken note of and even receiving positive feedback from some of those walking the halls of traditional medicine In my opinion armed with this documented proof a further query begs to be addressed namely does this somehow tie into the placebo effect If so the opposite of placebo commonly com tolia Fo Page 34 True Blue Spirit Volume 1 Issue 6

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the results from their own clinical studies concerning this powerful source of energy Bravely paving the way these pioneers are opening the door and legitimizing the work of complementary and or alternative health practitioners who for years have been stigmatized and ridiculed for practicing an art form of healing used and written about for centuries It is my belief that the outlook in all areas of complementary medicine appear positive and as such we can anticipate a future in health care that will benefit from the blending of all traditions referred to as the nocebo effect must also be taken into consideration In the case of placebo the patient having unknowingly been administered an ordinary sugar pill believing it to be actual medication for an underlying condition has in thousands of reported cases appeared to experience either dramatic relief or a complete cessation in their accompanying symptoms Are they also tapping into this mystical field of energy by the very act of believing they have been given the real medication Once again based on our theory that profound healing can be achieved based solely on our beliefs the nocebo effect would in fact create the opposite result again based on belief If we are ill and believe we cannot attain a desired state of health whether or not we are under the care of a mainstream physician we won t This is generally the end result considering the majority of humanity is not quite at the point where we are consciously aware of the underlying universal principle that our beliefs do in fact create our reality Thankfully we are making progress Mainstream physicians such as well known endocrinologist Deepak Chopra and Dr Larry Dossey M D and many others continue to publish MARICEL PIERCEY QTP CHt is a certified Practitioner of Quantum Touch Energy Healing and owner of The Guided Soul on Vancouver Island Maricel in working with her clients emphasizes their own innate abilities to initiate profound healing on all levels www theguidedsoul com Volume 1 Issue 6 True Blue Spirit Page 35

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Healthy Body Healthy Spirit Overall Anti Aging Supplement by Dr Lee Know W hen I was first asked to write this article I thought that I could start with scary stats on how many people have died from cardiovascular disease That always seems to work in getting people s attention However fear mongering and focusing on the negative can in many circumstances perpetuate the problem and become a self fulfilling prophecy C hr ist op NS BI he E m co lia to Fo Page 36 True Blue Spirit Volume 1 Issue 6 Instead I decided to just focus on the positive the breakthrough natural ingredient that even many cardiologists are calling a wonder drug even though it s a natural health product available without a prescription The compound is called ubiquinol It s the active antioxidant form of Coenzyme Q10 CoQ10 that your body can readily use In fact it s the only form of CoQ10 humans can actually use Note to those taking regular CoQ10 aka ubiquinone Our bodies must first convert CoQ10 into ubiquinol prior to its use and this conversion decreases with age and various health conditions Produced naturally within the body ubiquinol is CoQ10 that has been converted into a substance necessary for use in cellular energy production In addition to its critical role in energy production it is one of the most powerful known fat soluble antioxidants available protecting the body s cells from damage caused by oxidative stress and free radicals Who needs ubiquinol Our bodies produce this powerful antioxidant everyday when we are young But we can t sustain our natural production forever which is why supplementation is important for healthy aging The body s ability to produce CoQ10 declines with age as does the ability to convert it into ubiquinol Ubiquinol levels have been shown to be suppressed in older individuals and those with

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Healthy Body Healthy Spirit ff C har i otolia com F he Lah S cardiovascular neurological liver and diabetesrelated conditions However in comparison to regular CoQ10 this pre converted form is easily assimilated and utilized by the body Research shows that ubiquinol is much more effective than ubiquinone at raising CoQ10 blood levels Ubiquinol is also more absorbable than CoQ10 which means that optimal levels of CoQ10 can be restored quickly and efficiently especially in those who are over 40 or are affected by certain age related conditions Some of the benefits noticed from taking ubiquinol are Anti fatigue a study to compare the antifatigue effects of the ubiquinol and ubiquinone forms of CoQ10 showed that aged rats receiving regular CoQ10 had a 60 increase in running time while the group receiving ubiquinol had a 150 increase in running time Congestive Heart Failure CHF This is the condition where dramatic improvements have been seen the most The cardiologists I mentioned earlier called ubiquinol a major breakthrough after seeing CHF patients return to health Diabetes Type 2 diabetics suffer from elevated oxidative stress which depletes both ubiquinol and CoQ10 levels In studies diabetics had approximately 75 less ubiquinol than the non diabetic control group Another study showed that supplementing with CoQ10 had no effect which indicates the importance of taking the active ubiquinol form directly Migraine prevention Health Canada has approved the use of ubiquinol in migraine prevention A decrease in frequency and severity can be expected after a minimum of three months of daily supplementation Statin drugs for cholesterol Ubiquinol is essential for anyone taking a statin drug Why Statin drugs work to lower your cholesterol via the same pathway your body uses to produce CoQ10 CoQ10 deficiency resulting from these drugs is one of the main factors in why statins are notorious for their frequent and serious side effects While ubiquinol is typically seen as a heart health product its use is now spreading and becoming more of an overall anti aging supplement backed up by considerable scientific evidence DR LEE KNOW is a licensed Naturopathic Physician a published academic and the recipient of several awards He has previously held positions as a Medical Advisor Scientific Evaluator and Director of R D for major organizations and has been an integral member of various Medical and or Scientific Advisory Boards Volume 1 Issue 6 True Blue Spirit Page 37

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A Medicine Chest in a Bottle Oregano the spice No this is not the Oregano found in your kitchen cupboard There are over 40 varieties of Oregano but only a few species contain high levels of Carvacrol the medicinal compound behind Oregano s infection fighting reputation These plants are native to the Mediterranean and Middle East and include names like Origanum Onites O Vulgare and O Minutiflorum Together they are generally referred to as Wild Mediterranean Oregano The essential oil of Mediterranean Oregano is extracted for its medicinal strength and many uses Since its introduction to health food stores in the mid 90s Oil of Oregano has become known as an effective c old and flu remedy Yet it does so much more It combats all types of infection viruses bacteria fungus molds and parasites which collectively cause hundreds of various health concerns Whatever the condition if the underlying cause is an infection Oil of Oregano is the natural answer An increasing number of physicians recommend it as a safe an effective alternative to antibiotics and antifungal drugs Oil of Oregano has other medicinal compounds that make it a useful product for the spring and summer months Whether you re a backcountry enthusiast or a stay at home mom Oil of Oregano is a medicine chest in a bottle When applied topically Oil of Oregano disinfects and speeds healing of damaged tissue Use it on wounds cuts blisters splinters and sores Oil of Oregano treats inflammation and pain too Use it on sore muscles and joints first aid injuries tendonitis campfire burns bruises skin irritations and rashes Apply to insect and animal bites to disinfect reduce swelling speed healing and reduce itching It is ideal for skin reactions to swimmer s itch stinging nettle and poison ivy Oil of Oregano s many medicinal actions also make it helpful for upset stomach gas nausea cramping and other digestive complaints It can be used to prevent or treat food poisoning or illness caused by water borne pathogens The list goes on Oil of Oregano is a perfect traveler s companion and a must for every first aid kit For more information visit your local health food store and speak with a trusted health product advisor Discover for yourself how amazing this product is

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Healthy Body Healthy Spirit HEART HEALTHY LIVING FOOD RECIPES Kale Salad In mixing bowl toss all ingredients together massaging until kale and avocado becomes creamy Serve immediately Serves 6 F m co Cut kale into bite size pieces chi yac at ia ol ot 1 head Kale cup red pepper diced cup tomato diced 1 cup avocado peeled and pitted 1 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoons lemon juice teaspoon sea salt teaspoon cayenne or to taste Living Soup Place 1 tbsp of olive oil 2 stalks of celery and 2 cups of water in your blender and blend well Then add 1 clove garlic 3 tomatoes lemon juiced tsp sea salt tsp sage or cumin Blend Then add 1 small red pepper cored and cut in chunks 1 small handful of parsley or dill Pulse your blender to slightly chop In a food processor or with a grater grate 1 parsnip and 2 carrots Place in the bottom of serving bowl then pour contents of blender over the top Garnish with cubed avocado and 1 chopped green onion May warm slightly if desired Serves 4 Ole na Kucheren ko F otoli a com Volume 1 Issue 6 True Blue Spirit Page 39

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Shena Meadowcroft Artist Intuitive Writer by Dorothy Jeanne Engst F or Shena Meadowcroft the directions life skills have taken her are as varied as the many countries in which she has resided Having lived in Belgium Germany the U K and the U S she chose to make Canada her home Shena had the desire to create beautiful art from a young age It wasn t until maturity that Shena allowed that desire to blossom One brother was the artist one the musician I was the dancer and my sister was the brains there was only room for one painter in the family she says I remember going to Ireland with my brother He painted landscapes and I painted mud Page 40 True Blue Spirit Volume 1 Issue 6 but when I went home I created those landscapes from fabric and collages She was fortunate enough to embrace her intuitive abilities early on This led to her becoming an intuitive consultant where she worked predominantly with psychometry Before working with any client Shena always puts out these special thoughts Thank you for these gifts Please take care of me while I am using them Take my ego completely out of here Never let me say anything that will harm anyone

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Shena is pictured with one of her Wild Things Visit her at http www shenameadowcroft blogspot com A Taurus with her moon in Pisces Shena has the trait of getting the job done yet her creativity is always niggling at the back of her mind The perfect outlet for both of these qualities was her teaching of intuitive art Allowing students to let their art evolve intuitively it was continually amazing to see faces and symbols surface in random swathes of paint It was a healing process Healing creativity intuition all come from the same part of the brain After years of being inundated with her intuitive work Shena s body told her to take time for herself She moved to Gabriola Island to rest It was time for her to use her creativity to heal herself She decided to make a healing doll It was beautiful This led to making hundreds of dolls Spirit Dancers and Wild Things she called them Many came with a special written thought that had come to Shena while she was creating it As each one was purchased the new owner seemed directed to it as if by a homing signal One summer in particular a fourteen year old girl purchased one of the Wild Things when she was drawn to it at the Saturday Market The girl never let it out of her sight carrying it around her home in Vancouver all the time Her parents started to be a little worried after all wasn t she getting rather old to be so attached to a doll One day the girl started to unravel the leg of the doll to see how it was made Her eyes lit up with joy Shena makes all her dolls out of recycled products This particular doll had been made from a favourite dress the girl s mother had once owned Mum s Gabriola dress had been handed in to the Gabriola Island Recycling Organization earlier that summer while they vacationed at their cottage Shena has moved on from dolls to creating beautiful cards watercolours and collages At times she has tried to focus on only one thing art writing or the intuitive while letting the others go But what she has discovered without a doubt is that they all need to work together As Shena re establishes her full time work as an intuitive she documents it in her blogs and stories and expresses it in her art through greeting cards journals and artworks layered with paint and fabrics a reflection of the many layers that make up her own person Volume 1 Issue 6 True Blue Spirit Page 41

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Aboriginal Spirit The Garden by James Henry Spencer Sharpshot Fotolia com R egardless of size whether a single potted plant or a plantation it is a place where magic is constantly occurring and the more that we are aware of this magic and the more we participate in it the more benefit we will receive from our garden If our plants wither and die or thrive in the luxury of our love it will indicate their response to the energy they are receiving A few simple suggestions are always talk lovingly and touch the plant or plants if possible They are living and thrive on affection and attention Also strive to become aware of the tiny people that gather in the garden as they nurture each growing thing they appreciate our help The single most important ingredient for a luxuriant garden is love There are endless ways to demonstrate this love A simple but effective practice that was given to me is 1 Have a circular container of water in the center of the garden whether a small dish or an elaborate fountain 2 Place energized stones in a circle around the water to give the tiny people a pleasant place to gather 3 Have friends come with a small stone that they have imbued with loving energy and have them place it in the circle around the water These stones will be a permanent reminder of that person s awareness and approval of the tiny people that tend and care for your garden Using this and other similar methods of tender loving care in your garden will return to you ten fold JAMES HENRY SPENCER is a descendant of Mary Ebbits of the Tlingit Tribe Known affectionately by his friends in the spiritual community as Wisdom James he has found a place of peace and harmony and strives to share that with anyone in his energy field I have an inner joy that continually overflows to those around me and a constant need to share these beautiful gifts that I have been blessed with It is my desire to imbue the gift of peace love and harmony into your life Volume 1 Issue 6 True Blue Spirit Page 43

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Animal Whispers When the Wild Speaks by Stephanie McColl Page 44 True Blue Spirit Volume 1 Issue 6 just as we do Over the years I have been blessed with many encounters with a variety of species and I am always left with tremendous feelings of awe wonder and gratitude A few years ago I took myself on a much needed camping trip to Sidney Island not far from Victoria for a week A growing herd of Fallow deer live on the island and I always look forward to seeing them and connecting with them when I visit On my first day there I encountered a small herd near the camp site and observed them grazing in the morning sun I slowly made my way toward them not wanting to scare them off when I spotted an avid Garry Fotolia com an you talk to wild animals some people ask me My reply is Of course I can and so can you Communication with an animal being wild domestic lost or passed over is relatively the same However there are a few subtle differences connecting with wild animals as they require a great deal of respect and gratitude Most wild animals are more than willing to communicate and cooperate helping us to learn and grow spiritually in our connection to all living things They will generally come through to you and share with you in different ways as each individual animal will have a different personality D C

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co m Animal Whispers to pho vc h unusually coloured doe in some distant trees I was immediately struck by her beauty and yet something felt amiss I sent her a mental message that I intended her no harm and would stay where I was I instantly felt feelings of fear and sadness coming from her so strongly I wanted to burst into tears I gently probed and asked her why she was feeling so sad and fearful I received images of her and other deer running through the woods and hearing a loud bang She then sent me the message that her baby had died at the hands of humans I at first found this hard to believe as there is no hunting on Sidney Island Later that night the Warden came by to collect my camping fee and in the ensuing conversation he told me that indeed a First Nations band were allowed to come and cull the deer as they had no natural predators and the herd is growing beyond the island s capacity I was shocked not only by this news but by the validation I had just received The doe s experience came flooding back and I now knew the full extent of her fear and sadness She was grieving the loss of her baby and fearful that she or her kin may be next Each time I saw her during that week I apologized to her on behalf of us humans and sent her messages of love forgiveness and gratitude To my amazement each morning she would appear and stay a little longer in the field and every day that week I would receive gifts of antlers bones fur and messages of gratitude from the herd which I previously had never received On my final o Fot li a day camping I told her I would look for her each time I came to the island to see that she was safe In the following years I have often been graced to see her in the same spot when I visit the Island Each time you encounter a wild animal be grateful for the messages and gifts that you may receive for every encounter is indeed precious STEPHANIE MCCOLL is an animal communicator and reiki master who has been working with animals since an early age When she isn t working her magic on animals she focuses her energies towards helping people live natural and healthy lives You ll find her managing Lifestyle Select in Sidney B C www animalwhisperer com Volume 1 Issue 6 True Blue Spirit Page 45

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A Bright Future by Dr Sterling Desmond Rea Ciera Scott M axwell Fotolia co m M Page 46 True Blue Spirit Volume 1 Issue 6 any people presently view their world as bleak and feel consistently stressed about their financial and emotional lives They do not feel bright about the future Every day we have the choice to look at our circumstances and view our world accordingly A progressive life is one that requires us to be more courageous more conscious and less fearful If we want to have a bright future we can begin by learning to live progressively Each of us has a decision to make every day of our lives in small or big ways about how we will face a particular circumstance or situation That choice is to let go of old patterns in our personality that bind us to the past and prevent us from consciously embracing the future We can become more conscious by exploring and embracing facets of our personality that we have not previously used We can let go of outmoded patterns that no longer represent who we are or who we want to be in this life in order to allow ourselves to evolve into a person who is different new and refreshed In this evolution we can become capable of viewing ourselves and the world as new each and every day A bright future is one that is filled with enthusiasm with vitality with possibility and it is all within our grasp In this chaotic world filled with all kinds of drama it is difficult to stop listen and have the courage to examine what we are doing and why we are living life a particular way By listening and observing ourselves we can step out of our drama and explore new ways of expressing ourselves By living differently we can become progressive or conscious in creating bright new days for ourselves and in turn influence those around with our renewed vitality Lavone is one of those people who created herself a bright future

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a lexfi odo rov com lia to Fo At 66 she had been suffering from multiple sclerosis and not able to do the things she used to do like gardening or driving She had difficulty walking and her eyesight was affected by the disease Lavone decided she needed to make a change at a core level She sought help for her symptoms but ultimately her short recovery a few weeks only was due to the new choices she started making She decided at an energetic level that the description of herself that included her personality suffering from disease no longer applied to who she really was She decided that the suffering served no purpose in her She started embracing new facets of herself and let go of the non progressive personality traits Now Lavone makes new choices every day based on an intuitive progression response As a result her health continues to improve and so does her garden If you think about the many facets of your own personality do you think of yourself as being limited in some areas Most people do but when these personality traits are examined often it is found that those descriptions originated from outside sources and were adopted subsequently as personal beliefs It is time to look outside yourself and embrace a wider view of your self That means embracing everyone around you thereby seeing what you may want to maintain and what you may want to let go of in order to create a bright future tomorrow DR STERLING DESMOND REA CIERA have both been involved with intuitive practices since childhood Dr Desmond has 15 years experience in Advanced Energy Healing Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture Aromatherapy and Counselling www evolvewithdesera com Volume 1 Issue 6 True Blue Spirit Page 47

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Phenomena chrisharvey Fotolia com UFOs Not so Simple Part Two by Michael Gintowt MA L ast issue we began a discussion of the modern day taboo surrounding serious discussion of UFOs First among several reasons for this attitude has been the policy of the United States government s Central Intelligence Agency of creating a relentless program of ridicule and dismissal an attempt to discredit any attempt at serious enquiry in this field Second the idea that there may in fact be intelligent species visiting Earth is profoundly threatening to many people If it were to be revealed that indeed contact has been made that the government has irrefutable evidence and information verifying the reality of aliens even if there was no actual threat the news would be received by many with confusion dismay and denial Scientists with strongly held views about Page 48 True Blue Spirit Volume 1 Issue 6 what is and is not possible would be seriously challenged to adjust their theories Then there are the rigid negative and defensive thinkers who would automatically assume all sorts of dire possibilities such as invasion and the equally numerous emotionalists who would assume that Space Brothers have come to save us or to start a new religion In the 1950s the Brookings Institute a high level Washington think tank specifically addressed the possible repercussions of contact with an intelligent alien species They recommended that any knowledge of alien presence be withheld from the public to avoid panic confusion and possible collapse of the economy Third some people seem incapable of hearing or registering serious information about extraterrestrial intelligence This may be because

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Phenomena the information is too threatening to their worldview or that their world view simply cannot accommodate such information so it does not register Another proposal made by Dr Timothy Leary is that a person needs to be sufficiently evolved at a genetic level in order to register let alone seriously think about extraterrestrial intelligence This idea is based upon the hypothesis that humanity originally came from the stars and that we are destined to evolve to the point where we complete the cycle by returning to the stars Whatever the reason many people have trouble accepting the notion that intelligent aliens may be visiting us Sceptics ask why they would travel so far to see us yet remain hidden or they admit that they must exist but that it would be impossible to travel the vast distances that separate the stars Dr Jacques Vallee a research scientist responsible for developing ARPANET the precursor to the Internet pointed out that there are far too many sightings required for simple alien surveillance or research He also studied the strange paranormal and bizarre nature of many reports and concluded that UFOs are real physical objects that they are usually accompanied by paranormal phenomena such as telepathy and that they have been happening for many hundreds if not thousands of years Although he still entertains the Extraterres trial Hypothesis that UFOs are spaceships that come from other planets he tends to favour the hypothesis that they belong to another order of reality and are somehow involved in the guiding or manipulating of human evolution In this respect he is closer to the theories of Carl Jung the psychologist who suggested that UFOs are a manifestation of the Collective Unconscious in response to humanity s need for guidance during troubled times Others suggest that the Earth itself has a consciousness that somehow generates UFOs as part of an over arching evolutionary process that prods humanity forward by confronting us with inexplicable phenomena The study of unidentified flying objects is complex and fraught with difficulties on the personal societal and political level It remains a fascinating field filled with seemingly endless challenges MICHAEL GINTOWT has an MA in psychology and formal training in hypnosis behavioural neurobiology and clinical psychology His interest in the paranormal can be traced to when he was 14 years old and corresponded with Dr J B Rhine the pioneering parapsychologist For decades he has been involved with the divinatory arts shamanic practices and martial arts He lives on Vancouver Island with his wife www exopsychology net tibolux Fotolia com Volume 1 Issue 6 True Blue Spirit Page 49

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Numerology Number Two by Shannon Wills T oday s article is all about the Ruling Number 2 This is the symbol of duality and other ness When the autonomous self 1 is ready it is propelled from within towards other human beings community and or causes we deem more important and of greater value than self alone Attributes of Ruling Number 2 This number is situated at the entrance to the spiritual realm and is often felt and recognized by the effect of a strongly intuitive and sensitive nature Intuition will always guide us to the heart when this opens we are led to the innate well of wisdom tucked safely within the core of our soul Thus we effectively connect with the energies of the divine within ourselves and others Lessons in listening to our inner voice and the value of loving sharing and giving are what the number 2 symbol offers 2 Page 50 True Blue Spirit Volume 1 Issue 6 Life Purpose There is a dual purpose involved here to embrace and to understand the value of service These special persons are often the unrecognized heroes who benefit the whole of mankind Their deep commitment and dedication

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Numerology Numerology is the study of the significance of numbers and names valuable tools in helping us understand our purpose in life This is a series of articles about the Ruling or Life Path Numbers and how they influence our growth and development to someone or something beyond themselves is their offering and they teach us the value of service that goes beyond our personal and often egotistical needs All great leaders need the dedication loyalty and support of others who work selflessly on their behalf that all may prosper and benefit Without the ruling number 2 there would be no success stories for the visible heroes who come to guide and lead society in whatever ways their gifts are urging them Writers musicians politicians charities and artists have always been in need of the champions who support their cause those champions are number 2 people Greatest Challenge It may take some time for number 2 people to realize that many errors in judgment can and do occur when rationality is used in place of intuition Oftentimes a man may succumb to the societal expectation that all men must be 1 and anything less means failure Nothing could be further from the truth Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh is a good example of the Number 2 person Healthy Outlook We all need to understand that each soul here has a significant part to play As on a giant stage we choose a different role each time and eventually we experience them all The important thing to remember is to do our very best each time as everything we do has a far reaching effect and changes the stage future generations act on When we feel a sense of joy from the life we live we can be proud and know we are doing our parts well SHANNON WILLS has been a Metaphysical student for over 40 years Several years as a professional channeler assisted her progress in understanding spiritual energy As a Reiki Master Teacher she has merged the power of sound to create a unique healing experience for her clients Her interest in Numerology began in the late 80 s and blossomed when she discovered a spiritual connection to numbers Volume 1 Issue 6 True Blue Spirit Page 51

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Numerology Numerology Profile for D H a D H profile Numerology profile based on the birth date October 28 1961 1 28 1961 Birth date analysis 1 28 1961 1 2 8 1 9 6 1 28 2 8 10 1 Ruling number 1 Name analysis for D H based on total of vowels in the full name Grid Placement showing the proper placement of your birth numbers 6 2 9 Consciousness 8 Soul Awareness 111 Physical expression Ruling Number 1 This number is all about the lessons of self autonomy and finding one s place in the world as a self reliant person You will need to develop the qualities of self expression and leadership Adaptability is an essential attribute to be learned and can only be learned through experience which can be often very painful Your survival skills will be honed This creates a diverse set of talents that will enable you to understand and relate to many different types of people It all becomes worth it however when we realize that all we have learned and experienced can benefit those we come in contact throughout our lives Chart showing letter conversions 1 A J S 2 B K T 3 C L U 4 D M V 5 E N W 6 F O X 7 G P Y 1 8 9 H I Q R Z Page 52 True Blue Spirit Volume 1 Issue 6 Soul Urge 11 2 The number11 is considered by all numerologists a Master Number It signifies a highly developed spiritual nature and its importance at this time in our world is highly significant Very advanced souls with carry over qualities of psychic and spiritual development come in with this number and have important work to do in this field I sincerely hope you learn to properly develop the important tools that are a part of this field such as clairvoyance clairsentience and clairaudience Intuition is the start point only and you need to go much further with the guidance of an ethical earth teacher or etheric guide to assist you in the navigation of these realms Personality 8 total of all consonants in name This shows your propensity towards organizational business skills and a highly advanced proclivity to running the show Embrace this as persons with highly developed ethics are very much needed in these fields You may find yourself led towards the more progressive fields of health management and would do very well there Able also to assist with trouble shooting and teaching and you are strongly pulled towards empowering others to be the best they can be Integrated Self 10 1 total of all numbers in name Here it all comes together with the number 1 calling you again to leadership With your unique blend of skills D H you will likely have a very interesting and worthy life filled with growth and divine companionship to lead and accompany you The teachers and helpers from these heavenly realms will keep you grounded in your duties here on earth and their companionship is worth every bit of effort you put into that focus You can do almost anything if you remember that your strength and guidance comes from the divine part of your being and not your ego self

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Numerology Numerology Profile for J M a J M profile Numerology profile based on the birth date February 20 1942 2 20 1942 Birth date analysis 2 20 1942 2 2 0 1 9 4 2 20 Ruling Number 2 2 Chart showing letter conversions Grid Placement showing the proper placement of your birth numbers 1 A J S 2 B K T 3 C L U 4 D M V 5 E N W 6 F O X 7 G P Y 8 9 H I Q R Z Name analysis for J M based on total of vowels in the full name 9 222 1 Consciousness Soul Awareness 4 Physical expression Ruling Number 2 As you can see JM s ruling number is a 2 I know this lady personally and she is a wonderful example of how a person can truly fulfill their karmic destiny when they are in alignment with their life s purpose She has naturally gravitated towards areas of service through most of her life and eventually found an organization she strongly believes in and continues to serve It certainly helps that JM is so intuitively gifted because this ability led her along the paths that have fulfilled her life and eventually led to her meeting the wonderful man who is now her husband Both have given their time in active service for many years furthering the continued growth of an organization that offers much insight to a great many people in the way of spiritual growth To this day she and her husband offer their time and home in the service of others Soul urge 6 This vibration strongly affects home life artistic endeavors and these people are known as healers and councillors It is perfectly suited to JM s way of life as her home is filled with beautiful art much of which is her own creation and there is no other number more fitting for this intuitively gifted hypnotherapist She obviously was listening to her soul speak when choosing this profession Personality 3 This number assists the vibrations of the intellect with quick analytical thinking and as part of the mental plane it sits at its trailhead Persons with this number love to entertain and socialize but do not like to be around alcohol and loud raucous energy as there is a refinement to their artistic nature that is very much at odds with those vibrations Integrated Self 9 This is the combination of the 6 and the 3 It is a very powerful number with the force of idealism that marks an advanced soul with an important part to play She does this best by giving others the lead whenever possible as their talents and abilities are as important to her as are her own I think that JM has managed to weave her way through life and live up to and beyond her life purpose very well By learning to wisely use the psychic abilities she brought with her into this lifetime she has beautifully fulfilled her cosmic destiny Volume 1 Issue 6 True Blue Spirit Page 53

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Astrology Astrology by Heather K Elrix G reetings As the Wheel moves the Earth and Her People are Renewed MARS MAN GOD of WAR Larger closer than ever before As Humans we have fought for WHO POSSESSES WHAT with a Historical WHY all to cover the lie We ARE Shifting from a time of inhuman atrocities to that of Humane Responsibilities i m a g e design Fotolia com HEATHER K ELRIX resides in Chemainus where she has worked actively in astrology massage and the healing arts for many years She shares her astrology readings on the next two pages 250 246 1447 Mid June saw Mars Venus conjunct Romancing each other in Taurus then becoming Intellectual together in Gemini through July While Mars stayed Active hopefully Athletic Venus slipped into Moon Mother Cancer where she resumes her Psychic Nurturing self Mars enters Cancer in an attempt to catch Her at the end of this month when he does Venus runs off to Leo seeking attention creating a Smokescreen of Emotional Steam Volume 1 Issue 6 True Blue Spirit Page 55

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Astrology ARIES Fire Action Combustion Ruled By Mars March 21 April 20 Key Phrase I Am An Individualist You KNOW your own mind Your Way is imminent Independence is strength though outstanding temper it with co operation Allow for more Heart Feeling and less Brain Reaction in your equations you do not always understand the emotional turmoil of others Stick to sensible solutions it s kindness that matters in the end TAURUS Earth Manifestation Ability Ruled by Venus April 21 May 20 Key Phrase I Have The Balance of Reason Gives you Power with People look for The Balance cultivate The Power Worldliness brings you success in your chosen field Explore the Arts Business Environment People with Patience a great Energy Always remember Personal Pride has a Cost GEMINI Air Communicator Ruled By Mercury May 21 June 20 Key Phrase I Think Running on High Voltage Remember to ground so you don t burn out Flame in the wind that you can be Romance jumps into Possibilities and speeds to Exit Stage Left just as quickly Relax Your nerves need resting or your Health will be a factor Your Entrepreneurial Sense of Self is potentially becoming realized Accomplishments become You CANCER Water Ocean of Emotion Ruled By The Moon June 21 July 20 Key Phrase I Feel Self Protective still Sensitive One can defend Oneself from the Intrusions of the World If You re a Hermit Crab In case you re Not Then as an Inspirational Demonstrative deep Soul who creates an Artisan s way reside happily within your Kingdom KNOW You have Executive potential Your Best Always does well Let the world in Even One Drop At A Time Remember Courage To Stay Sensitive is A Quality to Honour LEO Fire Powerful activation Ruled By The Sun July 21 August 20 Key Phrase I Will Deeply ambitious with Impersonal passion you are either one minute Warm Cuddly or the next Cold Detached while Pride or Vanity sorts the admiration personally satisfying you Or you re different a kind Cat whose Grand Humanitarian Outlook radiates high purpose AND selfless behaviour Giving Back Threefold Well HAPPY BIRTHDAY August means Greatness this is YOUR TIME VIRGO Earth Quicksilver mindmagnet Ruled By Mercury August 21 September 20 Key Phrase I Analyze Intellectually Motivated You become Sentimental later rather than Romantic YOU analyze that You re Better at Thinking than most Is it a high sense of discrimination or are we Hob Nob s now Why do you feel to be Radical offends Society As the intellectual can you come up with right action radicalness somehow Remember the First Principle Mentalism embodies the truth that ALL IS MIND i m a g e d esig n Fo tolia com

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Astrology LIBRA Air I Can Fly I Can Touch The Sky Ruled By Venus September 21 October 20 Key Phrase I Believe Your Mystic Faith in Romance makes you one of Our Favourite People Deeply connected to those around you with Love that ignores Differences gratefully accepts the unique qualities of others SOMETIMES WE NEED DECISION TIME Where do Others end You Begin Vice Versa For every cause there is an effect SCORPIO Water Deeply moving Emotion Ruled By Mars October 21 November 20 Key Phrase I Desire Enormous energy Imagination help you express your creativity Are You just unconventional Yeah or are they really erratic ups and downs Find your rhythm from Inside then Out Informed Involved Inspired You introduced incongruence oh Transformational One Here s to Our Awakening SAGITTARIUS Fire Smouldering Coals Ruled By Jupiter November 21 December 20 Key Phrase I See Working ideology into your life is very Spiritual your strong point So lead us to Utopia dear Philosopher we BELIEVE You It s just Spiritual Warrior together takes time for the Common Man to get used to Some basic people are just that BASE stuck in a lower Chakra Don t let others hold you back there is no need to Fight just Lead Growing in Grace Intimacy Trust CAPRICORN Earth Divining Destiny Ruled By Saturn December 21 January 20 Key Phrase I Use Polarizing your Earthen Nature to success Everything is dual Everything has two Poles Everything has its Opposite YIN YANG As You direct all that is manifest each has two sides two aspects Everything IS ISN T at the same time As a Principle of the Kybalion all paradoxes may be reconciled Don t just gain with authority use Your power for the greater good of all Your amazing power of Personal Responsibility AQUARIUS Air Rainbow Seeker Ruled By Uranus January 21 February 20 Key Phrase I Know Don t let your bent be Critical discrimination is a valued trait Though you are extremely idealistic romantic now Your innate finesse leads you to a Partnership of your choice Preferred by most your company excels in a crowd Get Over RULING or QUITTING as your only options Cooperation is your new key to understanding Mankind learn a new way to Communicate PISCES Water Tidal Ruled By Neptune February 21 March 20 Key Phrase I Believe At times you are so highly introspective it makes you strangely inaccessible in Reality all wound up inside your timidness creates withdrawal instead of encounter In an exceptional case you could have Tact Sensitivity lead you to a position of authority for Moments anyway Then swim away on another current staying intangible is your internal existence Alternating aggressive reticent your expansive personality belies IF one could look below the surface there are deep pools of consciousness few are aware of on occasion You JOIN the few Blessings

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Worthwhile Reading BEYOND THE HEAVENS Maurizio Cavallo Jhlos In 1981 Maurizio Cavallo s contact began with a group of very human looking alien beings from the Aquila star system Their home planet of Clarion is three galaxies away a mind boggling distance of 150 000 light years which takes them approximately 72 days to travel via electromagnetic wormholes I have now re read Beyond The Heavens a third time more wide eyed and in total awe with each reading Maurizio Cavallo s tortured soul cries out from the pages of his compelling journal which he scrawled deliriously in a desperate attempt to keep what remained of his sanity during those initial months which mutated into years The book reads like a primal scream of unimaginable anguish erupting from the abyss of madness desperate to escape the incomprehensible nightmare his off world Star Lords had turned his reality into Maurizio came very close to suicide Cavallo s extraordinary ability to verbally paint vivid surreal strokes of otherworldly colours geometric shapes and soulful moods in the mind s eye is hypnotic his naked and writhing emotions reverberate through the mind like a colossal celestial bell and will resonate to the very core of your soul It should be no surprise then that his awe inspiring paintings also seem to visually sate our consciousness and speak directly to our Higher Self in the cosmic language of the multiverse thus I find myself drawn to his website in the early dawn and immerse my psyche in his gallery of otherworldly masterpieces The altered realities and time dimensional travel he experienced had Maurizio fluctuating erratically between agony and ecstasy which mercilessly spun him dangerously close to the event horizon of insanity s black hole In a desperate effort to retain some semblance of reality and prove to him that this was not some nightmarish psychotic breakdown he was undergoing Maurizio took Polaroid photos of his Clarion abductors He also photographed other aliens that are part of the Intergalactic Confederation these self appointed Watchers of the World included inhabitants from Alpha Centauri Orion Zeta Reticula and Pleiades The aliens asked him not to publish these for at least 10 years and he kept his word some of the photos can be viewed on his website http www centroclarion it Along with the photos he made feverish jottings of events within the maelstrom which had become his life this provided him with a tenuous grip on reality and kept him from ending his life The relentless strain of the abductions contacts caused Maurizio to withdraw into himself and become remote to his wife and two children this culminated in the breakup of his marriage and further exacerbated his delicate mental state At the beginning it was a nightmarishly painful and humiliating experience but he now stoically accepts his destiny Once his mind accepted the reality of a new paradigm he became very close to these Creator Beings and now has a great love for them In an interview with renowned Italian American photojournalist and investigative reporter Paola Harris Maurizio explains Also in my book I say that those who were my controllers I call them abductors those who imprisoned me were the same ones who gave me my freedom He goes on to say They showed me that Cosmos is not what we believe that life is not what we live that everything we call reality is a pure illusion They opened for me a window on Cosmos they brought me to the edge of madness and they destroyed the Maurizio of the past The old Maurizio existed no more they had skinned him lapidated him but they had permitted the new Maurizio to look beyond the borders of what we call reality They gave me an immense gift they gave me freedom Page 58 True Blue Spirit Volume 1 Issue 6

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Worthwhile Reading Maurizio Cavallo feels he d been trained for this before and realizes nothing happens by chance as his mother had also been abducted when she was a young girl When Maurizio was seven these Lords of the Stars warned his mother to quickly leave their home the house burned to the ground that night and had his mother not heeded their warning all would have perished The Clarions told Maurizio this was done so that he could fulfill the destiny they had in store for him Maurizio announced to me that he is hard at work on a second book detailing all that has transpired since Beyond The Heavens was published and will expound on the inhabitants of Clarion when I asked him the title he teasingly replied I decided but I don t say it now because I want to make you a surprise Maurizio continues to have contact with the Aliens on a regular basis In a recent email he mentions that they are still contacting me and my life is now in a fragile equilibrium although we re not the same after such an experience then mysteriously adds as you too know Beyond The Heavens is a mesmerizing and revealing assault on our concept of reality and at the same time an enlightening mind feast for all seekers of cosmic truth an unforgettable journey into Maurizio Cavallo Jhlos reconstituted psyche and through him we may better comprehend our Universe and as a result ourselves Maurizio s ominous words may indeed foreshadow our looming future When mankind will be able to look through this other window and will look at reality with new eyes perceiving the real universe we live in we will go insane or we will evolve There are no alternatives This book is not to be missed by Edd Uluschak Editor at Large Picture above Merkaba to the left Canyon Art created by Jhlos Volume 1 Issue 6 True Blue Spirit Page 59

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Directory Events BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY Natural Health Retail Established Metaphysical business located in beautiful downtown Osoyoos BC for sale LYNN S VITAMIN GALLERY Lynn s Vitamin Gallery 4 180 Central Avenue Duncan BC 250 748 4421 Spiritual Centres Continuous Light Sanctuary Carol Spencer Ordained Minister Salt Spring Island BC 250 538 8272 Cowichan Spiritualist Church of Healing and Light Rev Patricia Gunn Ordained Minister Duncan BC 250 748 0723 Owners would like to retire Terms are negotiable Phone 250 809 2602 Herbal Apprenticeship Program With Victoria Herbalist Betty Norton Come join us in this exciting apprenticeship program The program will take you on a ten month adventure into the wonderful world of herbs Each month we will explore the world of plants their properties and the conditions they support We will also be exploring our local garden and forests focusing on local plants and their many uses It is important to me that by the time my students have finished the course they have a good understanding of medicine making and identifying local plants We will also be touching on vitamin supplements and nutrition Here is a look at the lessons Sept Oct www cowichanspiritualistchurch com Nov Two Worlds Spiritualist Centre Ann Woodward President Nanaimo BC 250 729 2737 Dec Creative DigiWorks Multimedia Video Webdesign Jan Feb Mar Apr May June Adrenal nervous system herbal preparation decoctions Infusions lunar solar Fall harvest Mental support digestive system herbal preparations oils and Ointments Fall plant identification wildcrafting wild food Immune system herbal preparation syrups tinctures pills and Respiratory Gifts flower essences herbal first aid spirituality spiritual Wisdom of plants and aromatherapy Pick a plant and research Liver allergies and hayfever Winter plant identification and medicine making Heart circulation plant press drying harvesting and storing Herbs Kidney health Children Spring plant identification growing plants and wild Food Starting seeds and planning the garden Women urinary pregnancy childbirth and menopause Natural cosmetics botanical plant identification harvesting Drying of wild food Mens health summer plant identification and wild food collection Registration information We will meet every Thursday evening beginning on September 3rd 2009 from 7 00pm to 9 00pm Fees are 150 00 per month and should be handled with post dated cheques Discount for returning students Fee includes all classroom and field instruction For more information and registration Call Betty at 250 818 2362 250 710 0001 www creativedigiworks com Volume 1 Issue 5 True Blue Spirit Page 61

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