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Volume 1 Issue 4 April May 2009 S True Blue pirit Pursuit of Intuitive Living Falun Gong Numerology Transform your Life ASTROLOGY CRYSTALS HYPNOTHERAPY MEDIUMSHIP METAPHYSICS ANIMAL COMMUNICATION PHENOMENA NATURE SPIRIT DREAMS

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True Blue S pirit Pursuit of Intuitive Living www truebluespirit ca Subscribe Don t miss an issue of True Blue Spirit 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 Note For International Subscription Rates go to www truebluespirit ca Copyright 2008 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 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 Printed at an environmentally friendly facility in Canada using vegetable based inks Volume 1 Issue 4 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 Editorial Assistants Tiffany Abram Tessa Engst Advertising Sales Michelle Staples Carolyn James advertising 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 Edd Uluschak award winning Cartoonist Cover photo taken on Mount Doug Vancouver Island by Jon Fitzpatrick of Nutristart Contributing Writers Barbara Adelborg Heather Elrix Michael Gintowt Patricia Gunn Janet Laidlaw Jacquie Large Erin Lawson Stephanie McColl Wendy Mewhort Kay Nielsen Ken Peters Sabina Pettitt Vince Pollitt Merina Rael Joan Quain Patti Sinclair Carol Spencer James Henry Spencer Michelle Staples Edd Uluschak and Shanon 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 ARTICLES Charlene George Artist Falun Gong Pain and Oneness Transform your Life 36 32 5 43 COLUMNS Note from the Publisher Recently someone asked me What does that mean pursuit of intuitive living We are born with intuition with the capability of knowing without logic or reasoning However over the years we are taught to use our brain to be analytical and use logic and reasoning How many times have you applied that logic and then said to yourself If only I had listened to my gut instinct That gut instinct is your intuition It is with you from the day you are born to the day you die You have the choice to develop it tap into it to experience the joy of life s many synchronicities True Blue Spirit is all about sharing articles that may help you along the voyage into your intuitive Let your gut instinct tell you which path to take Keep well Dorothy Jeanne Engst Cert no SW COC 002226 Aboriginal Spirit Psychometry Animal Whispers Pathways to Communication Astrology Joy Joy Joy Children and Spirit Chocolate Bear Crystals Amber Directory Events Dreams Dreams Healthy Body Healthy Spirit Energy Solutions Hypnotherapy Finding the Flow Mediumship Guiding Lights Metaphysics Past Life Regression Nature s Essence Birth of the One People Numerology Welcome to the world of Numerology Phenomena UFOs Abduction Reader Response Searching for Serenity The Face of Serenity Spirit of the Dance Discovering Freedom Spiritualism Speaking on Spiritualism Worthwhile Reading 29 11 55 27 7 60 41 9 18 37 19 53 46 51 14 15 23 39 58

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Pain and Oneness by Janet Laidlaw P ain is a four letter word In our spiritual evolution we ve figured out that we can choose our reactions and that what we put forth into the world attracts certain things back We know that there is cause and effect that for every action there is a reaction If we are earnestly pursuing a higher path then why do we experience pain Is it possible to experience happiness all the time permanently on a day to day minute to minute second to second basis Perhaps even more importantly would we want to In our quest for love and harmony we often discount the experiences of pain and suffering as part of the human journey But when we signed up to cohabit in a human body pain was part of the contract When our perceived reality is shattered through profound loss like death of someone close to us the end of a relationship or changed physical conditions we can encounter a tidal wave of emotions broken trust fear anger despair sadness and grief Emotions can be transformed but first they have to be acknowledged The human body comes equipped with an emotional system If we don t allow our feelings the body will malfunction Buried emotions cause mental and physical illness Acknowledging feelings doesn t mean continually rerunning hurtful thoughts to cause further pain It s about allowing a natural human response to move through you Surviving pain is about emotional honesty acceptance rather than resistance Children are experts at emotional honesty Volume 1 Issue 4 True Blue Spirit Page 5 David Hernandez Fotolia com

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One minute they cry the next they laugh Then we grow up We stop crying and learn to control our reactions We develop methods to distract ourselves or medicate our pain like with television today s non prescription drug of choice We avoid pain instead of honouring it But suppressed feelings follow right behind us When a painful thought arises we have choices We can deny or resist it Conversely we can haunt ourselves with horror images or focus on shoulds coulds and woulds over which we have no power We can feel bad about our feelings Oh no I m drawing more negativity by feeling this way or we can choose to accept pain as a gift of physical life Acknowledge it greet it welcome it and let it pass through This gift which we may not always treasure can be the impetus for growth and great transformation It can bring us deep empathy for others who are suffering pain It can make us look at our lives more closely and ask ourselves important questions What do we want from life What is our soul s purpose Suffering can teach us to reach out and reach within We cannot avoid feeling one emotion and fully experience all the others If we repress pain we repress our ability to feel deep joy and love Emotions are the compass for our soul s direction Without them we wouldn t know if we were on the right path Heartfelt joy probably indicates that we are while painful experiences tell us we need to change course or start a new journey Pain guides us toward learning and growth I was telling a friend about my own intense pain and he asked in his less than subtle way Do you want to know what your problem is I hesitated Did I really want to hear his opinion Cautiously I said Okay You risked loving When we allow our pain we also make room in our hearts for profound joy Pain is a four letter word but so is love They are inseparable two sides of the same coin JANET LAIDLAW is a video writer producer focused on spiritual and psychic development She has been trained 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 Emotions are the compass for our soul s direction Page 6 True Blue Spirit Volume 1 Issue 4 David Hernandez Fotolia com

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Crystals Amber by Erin Lawson and Jacquie Large S ie Th pring is here and the sun has returned which got me thinking about one of the sunniest crystals around Amber not technically a crystal at all is actually fossilized tree resin Baltic amber considered the best in the world dates back 30 to 60 million years It has a hardness of 2 to 2 5 and is always warm to the touch The ancient Greek word for amber was electron meaning sun This refers to the warm and sunny nature of amber Amber comes in a wide variety of colors from light butter yellow light brown deep cherry golden and green As beautiful as the green variety of amber is most often it has been heat treated to achieve that color as it does not occur naturally Unlike true crystals which are formed deep within the earth amber was formed from ro rry b u lia com t Foto trees and sunshine so it resonates with a deep natural vibe This crystal is a direct pathway to tree energy and a relationship with nature It also has a strong connection to the sun so by wearing it you are always imbued with gentle warmth Amber is a wonderful stone for combating depression and seasonal affective disorder S A D It also acts as a filter changing the lower more negative energies that we sometimes face into cleaner more accessible energy that boosts us and brings happiness Amber can also help to attract more abundance into your life in whatever form you need most In Europe amber has been used for centuries as teething beads for babies because of its natural analgesic qualities Wearing the beads next to the skin the beads warm up and gently release minuscule amounts of healing oils which are then absorbed via the skin into the blood stream Amber promotes a strong immunity to common infection as well and also acts as an antiinflammatory which is why it is also good for people suffering from arthritis olia com ski Fot rkow z y Cza Jer Volume 1 Issue 4 True Blue Spirit Page 7

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Crystals l os if S zas z Fa bia n Fot o lia co m you always seem to want to touch and hold in the palm of your hand So when you are feeling a little low or tired reach for some amber One of the bonuses is that amber is also so beautiful to wear people can t help but notice it and be drawn to it And as always when working with crystals let your intuition speak to you you will always be drawn to the crystals you most need so listen up Recently I experienced one of the many bugs that have been going around and became very ill For a week I suffered miserably with everything hurting not even able to wear jewellery as that hurt too One day I was drawn to my amber pendant and experienced an overwhelming impulse to put it on As I laid it around my neck I had that Aha sense and knew why I was being called to wear it Wearing amber is like wearing a piece of the sun next to your skin It brings warmth to the wearer and increases your strength which is perfect for healing after a time of sickness Most illnesses have an emotional root and amber increases our desire to feel better to heal Amber is that best friend who brings chicken soup and flowers when we are sick who sympathizes with us but wants to help us back on the road to good health It is one of those stones that Page 8 True Blue Spirit Volume 1 Issue 4 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

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Healthy Body Healthy Spirit Energy Adrenals by Ken Peters I Aside from fatigue those symptoms include leg cramps and charlie horses irregular heart beat high blood pressure and migraines In case of such symptoms one avoids calcium for a month or so while supplementing with only magnesium For those trying to repair worn out adrenals the addition of extra vitamin B 5 Pantothenic Acid at about 250mg three times a day with meals will be of noticeable benefit Liquorice tea can also be supportive though contraindicated in cases of high blood pressure Certain herbs known as adaptogens support and repair the adrenal glands Adaptogens are substances that help organisms deal with stress including mental physical and emotional stress Some of the best adaptogens are Ashwa gandha Fo Ti Royal Jelly Schizandra Ginseng and Rhodiola There are many adrenal formulas on the market now containing these and other adaptogens and a month on such a program can have an amazing rejuvenating effect on one s energy levels and sense of well being Juice that can be put back to work in supporting our higher functions qu ay si n the last issue I mentioned that the Chinese approach to spirit maintains that combining jing which is the fundamental energy of life which we inherit from our gene pool known as kidney essence with qi chi our day to day accumulation of or loss of energy will produce shen or spirit The closest thing that we have in western medicine to the concept of kidney essence is the adrenal glands Now what can we do to help our poor exhausted adrenals First a good diet is essential This means as much as possible avoiding refined sugars including honey maple syrup and fruit juices and appreciating that as far as your body is concerned all refined carbohydrates breads pastas pastries white rice and white potatoes are the same as sugar Eat on a regular basis with healthy snacks in between whole fruit nuts seeds etc and an emphasis on protein vegetables and complex carbohydrates such as whole grains yams and sweet potatoes Certain nutrients are required for adrenal health including vitamin C vitamin B 6 Magnesium and Zinc Take 500mg to 1000mg of Vitamin C with each meal a good multi vitamin that contains at least 20 30mg of B 6 along with all the other B vitamins and about 15mg women to 30mg men of Zinc Magnesium deficiency is extremely common in western society due to a reliance on dairy products with their excessive calcium levels Try to get at least 400mg to 600mg of magnesium daily in divided doses especially if you show any signs of magnesium deficiency KEN PETERS has been a nutritional consultant for 20 years He is a published author and a product designer for NutriStart Vitamin Company More of his articles can be found on the Nutristart website de Fotolia com Volume 1 Issue 4 True Blue Spirit Page 9

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Animal Whispers Pathways to Communication by Stephanie McColl S ome of you may be wondering how exactly you talk to animals You may know how to meditate or connect with your heart center or be still within as we focused on in the last issue so what s next What s next is what I call opening the pathways to communication For humans sharing our thoughts is an almost automatic process as we are programmed to understand a complex set of cues signals and body language For animals we need to break this down into smaller more recognizable steps or a universal type of language often called intuition We receive and give information in a myriad of ways or pathways and so it is with animals Understanding the different pathways in which we give and receive information are the keys to talking with animals I will focus on five basic pathways and you may discover some of your own along the way One pathway is mental communication You may be a more verbal type of person and therefore your method may involve hearing words or receiving thoughts Another is an emotional pathway of feeling emotions or energies as in noticing when your dog becomes agitated or sad when you are leaving the house s Tijara Image Fotolia com Volume 1 Issue 4 True Blue Spirit Page 11

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Animal Whispers Physical pathways can come in the form of feeling bodily sensations such as smells tastes and sounds The other two are a little more obscure but powerful none the less and these are receiving images and pictures visual and receiving spiritual information One or more of these pathways may feel more natural to you and it is a matter of experimenting to find which one works best for you You may now be beginning to realize how important it is to be clear in your thought processes and to be quiet enough inside to be able to receive and give information It is also helpful to note that animals quite often think so to speak in pictures and they use these to represent concepts emotions or sensations that they want us to understand This is why intuitive communication is so much fun as you can experiment with these different pathways Here is a brief example of a partial communication I had with a horse named Stormy Her owner Tammy was concerned about a lameness issue that kept cropping up Stormy was in pain and she wasn t sure where the problem was coming from several things had been tried to alleviate the problem I asked Stormy if she could tell us why her feet were so sensitive and told her that we wanted to be able to help her with this issue She sent me this message in the form of words There are energies out of balance here I feel this in the earth There is turmoil under the soil here There are waves of energies and I am trying to balance them out but they are bigger than me I had to ask her for clarification as I was not sure if she meant actual energy under the earth where she was or if she was speaking in a broader sense of the Earth itself I then received an image from her of different colors of waves some long and thin and some wider in dimension and these waves were flowing from one end of the property to the other and beyond I also felt a prickly sensation in my body as she was sending me this image She then sent me this message There are waves running like water under the soil here and this is partially what s bothering me I am sensitive to these energies as well as Mom and Dad s I pick up on everything subtle I next started to feel agitation in my own feet and legs as if I needed to move them all the time so I asked Stormy if this is how she felt it in her body I feel it at first this way then I feel pain after awhile K Page 12 True Blue Spirit Volume 1 Issue 4 ai K oe h le r Fo to l i a co m

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Animal Whispers I asked her if she felt this in any other part of her body and she said In my stomach I feel like my stomach is all nervy Then it moves through me into my feet Since animals are highly sensitive to any electromagnetic frequencies This is what I am interpreting from Stormy as a possible contributing factor to her health and feet issues If we want to talk with animals we must learn how to speak in their language and luckily for us we don t have to learn a whole new language We simply need to recover our basic tongueintuition and practice developing our pathways of communication So as you try this yourself you may just discover talking with animals is easier than talking with people Anita Zander Fotolia com If you have a problem with your pet and you would like to discuss it with Stephanie visit www animalwhisperer com From time to time we may feature stories resulting from the work that Stephanie does with you and your pets 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 Volume 1 Issue 4 True Blue Spirit Page 13

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Reader Response A Canadian magazine I just wanted to take a moment to thank and congratulate you on your magazine True Blue Spirit I have really enjoyed the first three issues and look forward to many more The new colour format looks terrific and I m pleased the magazine is garnering more support It s wonderful to have a spiritual magazine that is not only Canadian but local to BC as well Keep up the great work Leigh S Victoria BC Volume 1 Issue 1 Carnelian Following on from reading your Volume 1 Issue 1 article called Your Crystal for Fall Carnelian by Erin Lawson Jacquie Large on page 19 it gave Graham my husband new interest in his engagement ring which he hasn t worn for many years You will see from the photograph that it has a For sharing with my clients I picked up your magazine for the first time today from the Zen Zero Smoothie Bar I have a studio in the back and noticed the new addition on the table well I ve made it to page 9 and I m tearing up wow you definitely know what you are doing can t wait to finish the rest this weekend much love and much success will share with my clients Linda P Courtenay BC Boost to the grey day blahs Thank you for your vision and energy in creating True Blue Spirit and bringing much to think about wonder about open up to what a boost to the grey day blahs which gives us time to read explore and accept that there is so much more than we imagined on our journey Joan E Nanaimo BC centurion s head engraved on the stone and it was only upon reading this article that he realised the significance i e strength and courage of the ancient Romans and to protect travellers from evil I am very pleased that he has started to wear the ring again and feel sure that it is a good omen for 2009 Marlene K Burton on Trent Staffordshire England Page 14 True Blue Spirit Volume 1 Issue 4 Volume 1 Issue 4 True Blue Spirit Page

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Searching for Serenity The Face of Serenity by Vince Pollitt H is Holiness The Dalai Lama Gandhi Nelson Mandela Cellist Yoyo Ma Violinist Itzhak Perlman Poet Laureate Dr Maya Angelou These giants of humanity are social heroes personal role models but not just for the contributions they have made politically spiritually and creatively They also represent the very face of deep unassailable serenity Theirs is the visage of unfettered enlightenment and for this writer they are the catalysts to a very personal goal My goal is not grand It will not overtly change your world It will however change every element of mine I want to be serene deeply and permanently serene There are powerful tools at my disposal breathing techniques meditations visualization and centering exercises contemplations on nature and so on These skills will lay the foundation for moments and sometimes days of serenity allowing one a glimpse into the sweetest corners of being And yet something more is required a deeper personal shift that will make this transformation permanent I decided to look to those role models cited above for clues One of the primary qualities that underpin all the characteristics of the deeply serene is their ability to maintain internal stillness and silence even while engaged in the chaos of daily life This in turn brings them a bearing of profound and compassionate patience permitting them to view their world with greater objectivity The clarity that naturally follows promotes an intensified intuitive understanding of the human condition Andrejs Pidjass Fotolia com Volume 1 Issue 4 True Blue Spirit Page 15

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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 90 s Oil of Oregano has become known as an effective Cold 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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Searching for Serenity and ikebana Routine fosters security nurturing the connective tissue of both family and community Those who are secure at the very core of their being are also granted the gift of genuine passion They have looked within and found unruffled calm They have then quietly turned their focus outward and through service found the true expression of a passionate spirit All of these wonderful qualities I have discussed are attainable and are in part reflected on the faces of those you love and respect The most important overriding ingredient to lasting serenity was however very elusive until I remembered Over the years I have either met or viewed on television those suffering the ravages of terminal illness Some of these incredible souls especially the children bear a placid energy and spiritual maturity that is almost otherworldly unwilling teachers exuding a gentle warmth and wisdom that only comes from letting go There is a profound simplification of values and priorities here that seems to focus outwards flowing naturally in the direction of human understanding and universal compassion idja drejs P An lia com ss Foto Flexibility and passionate spontaneity bloom when understanding evolves from a foundation of becalming patience The need for knee jerk judgments and overriding expectations evaporates and one attracts others who seek solace and quiet in their lives The deeply serene are naturally humble taking neither themselves nor life too seriously They do however present a strong sense of responsibility for both family and community Serenity induced responsibility resembles closely the Buddhist axioms of right action and right livelihood Noted leadership guru Robert Greenleaf refers to this as a call to servant leadership whereby the individual has a life affirming call to bring harmony to all that he or she touches This in turn amplifies the serenity of the practitioner In short these serene Gandalfs Lord of the Rings of the world are simply taking care of business efficiently and without egoistic fuss The notion of an alternative course of action doesn t even occur Responsibility becomes expressed through tranquil routine action an almost meditative communion with one s surroundings There is a similar monastic energy to those practicing the arts of bonsai 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 4 True Blue Spirit Page 17

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Hypnotherapy Finding the Flow by Barbara Adelborg CMH HT D o you struggle through life or do you get into life In the morning do you feel excited about the day ahead or want to hide under the covers As you examine these thoughts and actions it helps you identify your strengths and weaknesses Take time to identify your goals and highest purpose Gr a c a V ic ia tor Fo to l i a co m Do you have any physical conditions that are currently limiting you in any way Do you eat the kind of food that creates health and energy in your body Do you take time to meditate or exercise regularly If you could be do have or become absolutely anything what would that be The purpose in these questions is for you to stop and examine your own strengths and weaknesses Take a moment for yourself to rest comfortably and think about these questions and assimilate the information that you have become mindful of Now see yourself mentally moving from the present time frame into this totally fulfilled picture giving you a positive mental transition Feel yourself gaining the power and courage to move the obstacles out of your way Page 18 True Blue Spirit Volume 1 Issue 4 You now consistently think clearly and act in your own best interest and in the best interest of mankind You turn every situation into one that is productive Each day your levels of health happiness peace and success increase Your mind is clear Your heart is full Your body heals Your soul is free and you are happy Realize that weakness occurs when operating in a way that is inconsistent with the fulfillment of our highest purpose separate from the flow of the universe Everyday choose to forgive to accept and to share love and knowledge to work toward achieving enlightenment and be in the flow So step inside the flow of the universe to find yourself there thriving and taking pleasure in your own strength acknowledging the beauty of the world around you Once you find yourself in that flow you begin to receive all the insight love and energy you deserve 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

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Metaphysics Past Life Regression by Kay Nielsen H METAPHYSICAL of or relating to a reality beyond what is perceptible to the senses supernatural RTimages Fotolia com ello again Welcome to my metaphysical corner I have consistently had dreams of a medieval time where I am dressed in a long brown gown with a tie at my waist and a small bag attached There is usually a fur lined silver cape on my shoulders and my feet are encased in soft leather boots a band around my forehead with a stone attached I reach up and feel the coldness of the stone Strangely it warms my heart to know that it s there Sometimes I carry a basket as I collect medicinal plants Other times I am on horseback feeling the exhilaration of the speed and the wind in my face as we gallop over the hills This experience is repetitive so I feel that it is a past life that I am peeking in on To explore this I chose a past life regression therapist who I trust and who I know can stay neutral and not impose their own impressions on my experience which could cloud my journey I sit in a comfortable recliner as my therapist guides me through a relaxing meditation to start As I tense and release each area of my body sequentially I achieve a liberating state of relaxation With a soothing voice my guide takes me on a journey an awakening of the soul I can see clearly that which I have seen in numerous dreams This time I am able to move Volume 1 Issue 4 True Blue Spirit Page 19

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Swami Maheshananda Saraswati Wandering Yogi from India 2009 schedule Nanaimo Vancouver Island University April 1 The life experience of a Swami By Donation 9 30 11 30 am Nanaimo Island Yoga Vista April 1 April 2 April 3 April 4 April 5 Yoga Nidra 5 30 7 30 pm 20 Yoga for Personality Development and Spiritual Evolution 5 30 7 30 pm 20 Mantra yoga Connecting to the Cosmic Sound Vibrations 7 9pm 20 Prana Vidya Connecting to the Universal Life Energy for Self Healing 9 am 12noon 2 pm 5 pm 125 before March 15 or 150 after Kundalini Yoga The Secret Path of Tantra revealed 9 am to 12 noon 2 pm 5 pm 125 before March 15 or 150 after Salt Spring Island Salt Springs Spa Resort April 6 Yoga Nidra 7 9 pm 15 before March 15 or 20 after Victoria Moksana Yoga Studio April 7 Chakras The Mystical Path of Evolution 1 30 4 pm 35 Nanaimo Island Yoga Vista April 8 April 9 April 10 Raja Yoga Understanding the Royal Path of Yoga in Theory and Practice 9 30 11 30am 20 Yoga for Creativity 5 30 7 30pm 20 Yoga Understanding the True Meaning and the Path 5 30 7 30pm 20 Bhakti Yoga Yoga of the Heart Kirtans and Chantings 7pm 9pm 20 Salt Spring Island Salt Springs Spa Resort April 11 April 12 Chakra Yoga Integrated approach to awaken the Chakras 9am 12noon 2pm 5pm 125 before March 15 or 150 after Bhakti Yoga Yoga of the Heart Kirtans and Chantings 7 8 30 pm 15 before March 15 or 20 after Kundalini Yoga The Secret Path of Tantra revealed 9am 12 noon 2pm 5pm 125 before March 15 or 150 after LOCATIONS SALT SPRING ISLAND Salt Springs Spa Resort info saltspringspa com or call us toll free at 1 800 665 0039 1460 North Beach Road Salt Spring Island B C Canada V8K 1J4 Pre Registration advised 250 537 4111 VICTORIA MokSana Yoga Center 500 3 Fan Tan Alley Victoria BC V8W 3G9 phone 250 385 2105 info moksanayoga com Pre registration not necessary NANAIMO Island Yoga Vista 1330 Discovery Avenue Nanaimo BC V9S 4B4 250 755 6779 yogavista shaw ca www islandyogavista com Pre registration advised

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Metaphysics through time to see events in the future or the past of this lifetime I can see myself picking medicinal plants to use for healing in the local villages My knowledge surrounding this art is extensive As I am guided to shift through time by the regression therapist I can see a sacred ceremony taking place There is a stone altar and on the altar is a burning bowl I am with the High Priestess in the center of a circle of women fellow initiates Sage or incense whatever is burning in that bowl I have fallen in love with it I breathe the sweet smell longingly almost desperately into my lungs and I find it rejuvenating There is something so familiar about that smell At the end of our session my therapist guides me back to the present bringing with me the positive attributes that I have possessed in that life I awaken feeling empowered content and just a little bit amazed Are you aware of your past lives You may be and don t even realize it Listen to yourself Have you been given information consistently about a past life For example in meditation do you see glimpses of the same life repeatedly Do you have many dreams about a certain time and place that isn t from this life Then there may be something that you need to look at and you could probably exclude your imagination as the culprit If it repeats then I would say that it is valid Your guides may be guiding you to that lifetime for a specific reason As for me I look forward to my next past life adventure KAY 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 Volume 1 Issue 4 True Blue Spirit Page 21

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The Ancient Crystal Skull Sha Na Ra will be in Nanaimo Events taking place are are Monday April 27th Friday May 1st Private sessions available book early to avoid disappointment Friday May 1st Evening presentation at 7 00 pm at Morpeth Hall 620 Morpeth Ave tickets are 20 in advance and if any are left 30 at the door Saturday May 2nd Level 1 all day workshop 10 4pm 620 Morpeth Ave Nanaimo tickets are 120 Sunday May 3rd Level 2 workshop 3pm 9pm 620 Morpeth Ave Nanaimo tickets are 120 For details tickets and more contact Kay Nielsen 250 816 2434 kayn shaw ca

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Spirit of the Dance Freedom one dance at a time by Michelle Staples S omewhere over the course of the last few hundred years we have slowly lost our ability to move freely to the music around us All but forgotten is dance as ceremony a prayer of spirit a communication with nature a path towards healing its very expression whittled down to a social pastime A few years ago in a class at university our professor called on us to present a one minute speech on our likes or dislikes of public speaking I promptly fled obscenities racing through my mind wrapped in excuses attempting to escape the icy fear that raged through my being Earlier I had committed to an experiential counselling program and now I paused to remember what it was they were attempting to teach me zzzdim Fotolia com First take a breath slow down Now when was the last time I remember what I am experiencing right now panic in my chest flushed face and desperately having to go to the bathroom Easy the last time I was in front of a group of people all staring at me But now I had to ask myself when was the first time I ever remember these feelings I returned to class and told my story Finished tears streamed down my face I stood shaking and exhausted but first move completed A few weeks later I was scheduled to perform in front of a large group of people for one of Volume 1 Issue 4 True Blue Spirit Page 23

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Spirit of the Dance M my counselling classes and now I knew what the performance would be A choreographed dance I had performed many times with a group this time danced on my own inviting with me a very special guest whose story I had just uncovered from the depths of my memories The night before the performance I stayed up practising practising finally falling to the floor forgetting my practiced moves until from sheer exhaustion I let go of having to be perfect and fell asleep The next day I avoided the stage to the last minute I found one of my teachers had a fit until I broke and screamed at her and in mid sentence turned and stomped onto the stage I ripped the mic out from the emcee s hand I hid behind the curtain and gently invited my guest a six year old girl hidden deep inside of me asking her to speak I m standing up on a stage in wool socks tight shoes and an itchy skirt It s so hot out the sun feels like it s burning through my clothes A bunch of judges are sitting in front of me close enough to kick they look hot too I really had to pee before I came on stage but was told there was no time and now we are waiting for one of the judges in fling position before we dance The stage is made of plywood my eyes are looking at my feet praying I don t pee but I can t hold on and I watch it trickle down my leg making a black hole under my feet that I want to jump into Tears are starting to get in my eyes and I m breathing faster and faster trying to swallow them but they re not listening and are falling over my hot cheeks The circle at my feet is getting bigger The bagpipes have started and I can t see so I just dance until they stop I curtsey and leave the stage shaking and sleepy They call my name and I think I m in trouble but it s to go back on stage to get my medal and I look in all their eyes She is done and gently hands me the mic I dance this dance with you I say to her with these people gathered to witness to honour your innocence your tears and courage to dance into the dark H go ar n iso arr li to Fo a c om Page 24 True Blue Spirit Volume 1 Issue 4

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Spirit of the Dance hole tripping up our feet until we come out the other side We burst through the curtain and with fear at our heels shimmied out of her dance spun into mine until together we wove into one and the sun shone through us Tears of joy fell from our eyes as we danced a dance like no other we had ever danced before and danced until fear found freedom ju la nd Fotolia com 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 4 True Blue Spirit Page 25

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Children and Spirit ChocolateBear by Dorothy Jeanne Engst G randma do you want to know where dreams come from Alexandra continued without waiting for my response When you re sleeping God puts worlds into your body Then they become alive and you dream about them My granddaughter was only four years old when she enlightened me with this story about dreams She continued on to tell me how every night she visited with chocolate bear in chocolate land Of course I knew about chocolate bear already she had been talking about him since she could first speak in words that we as adults understood When Alexandra was six years old at my request her mother asked her if she still saw chocolate bear on a regular basis She followed this question by asking her if bear was her imaginary friend No He s not my imaginary friend he s my guide Alex replied adamantly He s a relative of God s and he guides me Three more years have passed and Alexandra is nine years old She still talks to bear on a regular basis but she hasn t called him chocolate bear for some time Now she often tells me about his home in the forest where there is a school and bear teaches her all the things she wants to learn Wendy Mewhort from Nanaimo shares this channeled message with True Blue Spirit readers Children today are different than we were as children This is part of the beautiful divine plan to help us in our personal and planetary ascension process We are very blessed indeed Ints Fotolia com First of all children raise our vibration simply by being in our presence Isn t that amazing In their aura they hold the vibration of a love based consciousness and they gladly share this with us to help us release our patterns of fear based living Ascension is often referred to as us moving from a third dimensional reality where the belief that the visible tangible physical world is all there is to a fifth dimensional way of experiencing the world of unity awareness and multidimensional wholeness Essentially we are evolving from a dense fear based way of being to a global love based consciousness Being in contact with someone Volume 1 Issue 4 True Blue Spirit Page 27

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Children and Spirit of a high vibration helps to raise our own vibration so that our journey is more comfortable So yes it s wonderful that the children are helping us in this way Secondly the children today are incarnating with no personal karma of their own What does that mean It means that they are not here to learn They have already mastered what they need to know and they have come here to teach Yes this too is amazing isn t it Yeppers I m here to say We are one fortunate bunch of adults to have received the gift of these beautiful children Sometimes I admit it is difficult to see the blessing GRIN When you live with ever persistent teachers little warriors who know that they are helping you for the greater good of the planet they are relentless in their continual quest of bringing up the issues and beliefs that no longer serve our greatest good And gee they are extremely skilled at this aren t they With loving hearts brilliant minds able bodies and a divine connection that creates an internal authority they are relentless angels in human form They are here to lead the way into the new era of planetary peace and they need our help to do so Gone are the days when we believe that children are empty needing to be filled up with that which we deem important be it our ideas of the proper way to behave or how to be educated Gone are the days when we demand obedience respect and compliance merely because we are bigger stronger and older Page 28 True Blue Spirit Volume1 Issue 4 aceshot Fotolia com than they are Gone are the days when we believe that a child must be taught something in order to know The children already know Oh yes they do They know why they are here And they know how to best serve you by speaking and behaving in a way that is their truth their authentic selves so that you may be reminded of that which you need to leave behind Oh yes we are indeed blessed Go within Meditate Contemplate Ask yourself What am I meant to be learning from my child s behaviour What is this teaching me And how can I benefit from this This is the truth of our times Our children blessed souls are here to lead the way Let s trust and allow them to do so It is why we are here to evolve The children They are already highly evolved beings here to help US evolve Amazing isn t it Many blessings Mother Wendy Wendy Mewhort is an internationally published channeler who lives in Nanaimo with her husband and three young children She is the children s lyceum guide at Two Worlds Spiritualist Centre and also gives darshan www helpingchildrenshine com 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

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Aboriginal Spirit Psychometry by James Henry Spencer O our home and that if she wanted to live with us in peace love and harmony she was welcome But if she persisted with her bad attitude I would bury her under the apple tree I told her that she had three days to make up her mind G ab ri ela Fot olia c om f all the intangibles we live with every day I find psychometry one of the most fascinating Our little dictionaries do not have the word but the meaning of psyche is the mind or mental processes For this purpose the way that we use psychometry is the ability to read the energy that is transferred to an inanimate object by anyone who has touched the object In other words we literally leave a trail of our own energy on everything that we touch and the longer and closer the association as with rings watches shoes or even better when we create something like carvings jewellery or art we imbue these articles with readable energy While old energy remains new energy with different feelings can be imposed upon the object I would like to share two examples of this interesting and natural phenomenon that took place in a most graphic and remarkable way I was given a soapstone carving of a woman s head with long hair coarse features and an aura of frustrated anger about her The person who gave her to me said that she found her presence objectionable and did not want her in her home I accepted the gift and hung her behind my chair in our living room Very soon the carving s attitude began to disrupt the serene tenor of our home and I realized that something had to be done as peace love and harmony are a must in our home I took the soapstone lady with a bad attitude off the wall and had a serious talk with her I told her that her attitude was not acceptable in Volume 1 Issue 4 True Blue Spirit Page 29

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Sail into your Intuitive Intuitive cruises will be launching from Gabriola Island BC this coming summer Cruise on a 10 passenger 41 foot Morgan sailing yacht with a lovely deck to take in the sun There will be various mediums and healers on every cruise With water being a tremendous conductor the journey will provide the perfect opportunity to enhance your spiritual development This photo is taken from the yacht deck while sailing up the coast from San Francisco Coming Soon Watch for more information in future editions of True Blue Spirit magazine

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Aboriginal Spirit Well within three days she became an active part of the even tenor of our home and she takes part in all the social events that take place Although her features are still coarse she has a charming demeanour and has had a definite attitude improvement Another graphic illustration of energy being imbued into an inanimate object and then being able to alter the mood of that energy occurred when a friend of mine loaned me a carving of a figure about six inches high This figure depicted a wild person of the forest It carried with it an unpleasant energy that I could not define So I put it outdoors and phoned the owner for permission to give the figure smudging feather healing and drumming On completion of the ceremony the energy was greatly improved When I explained what I had done the owner told me that shortly before creating the figure the carver had accidentally killed his brother and was in a terrible mental state while doing the carving Obviously the carver had transferred his grief into the figure and that was the unpleasant energy I was sensing But the drumming smudging and feather healing altered that energy suggesting again that we do imbue objects we create with energies that can be discerned by others and can be altered with patience and understanding J am es Ste id l Fo to lia co m 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 4 True Blue Spirit Page 31

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Falun Gong the ultimate mind body spirit connection by Joan Quain W hen I discovered Falun Gong back in 2002 I was searching for two things a way to ease my myriad of health problems and something to give me spiritual sustenance I wasn t expecting to find both in the one place but I did I hadn t been practicing for long when one day I noticed that this increasingly unpleasant feeling of emptiness that had been eating at me for years had disappeared Just like that it was gone and in its place came a feeling of well being something I hadn t experienced in a long time This along with the gradual alleviation of my health problems made me sit up and take notice I started being more focused and aware when reading Zhuan Falun the main teachings of Falun Gong Everything is in this one book I remember a fellow practitioner saying back then Falun Gong is a form of Qigong a movement that has swept China in recent decades It is an advanced cultivation practice of the Buddha school meaning it has unique qualities that set it apart from the usual ways of cultivation in the Buddha school Both the Dao and Buddha schools formed the basis for many spiritual practices in China and there are numerous different cultivation ways within these two schools Cultivation involves getting rid of one s desire for and attachment to the things of this world This frees the mind enabling one to attain tranquility while meditating and to rise above the ordinary human level It also tempers the will Large group meditating in Taiwan on Falun Dafa Day Taiwan has the most Falun Gong practitioners outside China Photo courtesy of www clearwisdom net Volume 1 Issue 4 True Blue Spirit Page 33

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Letting go of attachments doesn t mean one can t have any worldly goods or lots of money one should simply not be attached to them Although this may seem like a tall order it s not as hard as it sounds But Falun Gong is after all a discipline so it does require some work In the context of cultivation practice getting rid of attachments refers to gradually giving up notions behaviours and thought patterns that prevent one from fully assimilating to Truthfulness Compassion and Forbearance the guiding principles of Falun Gong The cornerstone of the practice is to raise one s moral character this is key to making progress Without it says founder and teacher Master Li Hongzhi nothing else will work The Chinese word for character is xinxing a word that has broad meaning and includes such things as virtue tolerance enlightenment quality and sacrificing various desires and attachments Negative thoughts and behaviours must be abandoned and matters of self interest personal gain and the pursuit of desires should be taken very lightly Another aspect of upgrading xinxing is to get rid of selfishness and to put others first The practice includes a set of five gentle exercises that help rebalance the whole body Four are done in a standing position the fifth is a sitting meditation Through practicing the exercises regularly the meridians gradually become wider and as time passes the cells of the body become filled with high energy matter enabling practitioners to feel healthy and clear minded The duality of performing the exercises and upgrading xinxing makes Falun Gong a comprehensive and powerful mind body cultivation system leading to a heightened spiritual awareness Through diligent cultivation I ve reaped numerous benefits from Falun Gong I ve also come to realize that the things of this earth don t mean much in the end that it s possible to stay off the emotional rollercoaster that used to cause me so much pain and that putting others wellbeing before my own is actually correct Who knew JOAN QUAIN is a Falun Gong practitioner and human rights advocate living in Victoria B C Falun Gong has no formal membership Instruction is free as are books and materials which can be downloaded at www falundafa org Practitioner group meditation Photo courtesy of www clearwisdom net Volume 1 Issue 4 True Blue Spirit Page 35

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Charlene George Artist by Michelle Staples S trength and elegance are the first two words asked to be spoken with the name Charlene George A kQwat st not artist from T Sou ke Sooke Charlene is the designated person in her community responsible for bringing awareness of protocols between peoples Each step of this process creates a path built on understanding and each piece of artwork she designs is a reflection of this journey As an indigenous artist Charlene works primarily in textiles but is constantly expanding her talents weaving appliqu embroidery costume and set design drawing and painting are but a small sample of her artistic expression Charlene understands that art is a tool for teaching and every artistic design that comes to her offers its own individual lesson Her inspiration is drawn from whatever flies into her life Images that present themselves to her as pictures are reborn as two dimensional art forms through her work A story she tells of this process is one that she experienced while creating pieces for a wedding While working on the design Charlene saw a heron perched on a tree trunk outside her window It was stormy outside she says and the heron Page 36 True Blue Spirit Volume 1 Issue 4 looked as if he were dancing in the wind He stood tall and strong his wings in gentle motion with the rhythm of the breeze He represented that perfect balance between movement and stillness without which life cannot exist She chose the image of the heron a traditional wedding design because the heron represents the intricate and delicate dance of balance in a relationship It is a reminder that we all breathe the same air drink the same water and exist in a relationship with each and every thing around us Charlene s textile fashions and art creations will be on display during the Art Gallery of Cowichan Aboriginal Film Festival at the Cowichan Theatre April 16 19 2009 All of Charlene s images are what are referred to as traditional teaching designs offering a cultural teaching expressed through art to support people s personal development and not for the purpose of replication This differs from traditional family designs which are the private intellectual property of specific families passed down through generations

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Mediumship Guiding Lights by Patricia Gunn O ne of the most common questions I am asked as a medium is Who is my spirit guide Spirit guides are wise souls who have undergone special training to assist us in fulfilling our life purpose They rarely give their real names or a lot of information about themselves as it is usually impossible to prove who they were on earth Most were just ordinary people who have evolved in the spirit realms The first guide referred to as a guardian angel agreed to walk the life path with you before you incarnated This guide s job is to keep Andrea Danti Fotolia com you aware of your spiritual path and your soul agreements things you wanted to experience to help you grow as a soul A guide may not interfere with your free will but can encourage you to pay attention to what your inner voice is telling you perhaps by enhancing a strong gut feeling or intuitive thought you had to do or not do something They are not around to judge you and realize you can only grow as a soul by making decisions and learning from the consequences of those choices Relatives will sometimes bring a message Volume 1 Issue 4 True Blue Spirit Page 37

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Mediumship Lee Prince Fotolia com from spirit promising to look after a loved one still on earth but they are not guardian angels just loving souls who are looking out for you but without the training and wisdom that a guardian angel has Another kind of guide is one who works with you in some kind of activity that you are involved in perhaps as an artist or musician These guides were involved in similar activities when they lived on earth and they have a continued interest in helping inspire someone on earth that is involved in their profession As mediums we draw to us several different spirit workers the number depends on how many different forms of mediumship we are involved with Some of these guides are permanent and others come and go as our mediumship evolves One guide is our doorkeeper whose job is to protect the medium and decide which spirits can get through to the medium while they are working It is the medium s job to give that soul permission to do their work by inviting only those who come in love and truth If you are a healer you will draw to you a band of spirit healers usually souls who worked in the healing field in some way when they were on earth each one with their own specialty such as spinal problems lung specialists and so on Page 38 True Blue Spirit Volume 1 Issue 4 As a medium providing messages of life after death we usually have one main guide to help with that form of mental mediumship If you work in trance or deep control there is a team to look after your well being and the guides may change as your own spiritual unfolding takes place In all mediumship the guides must slow down their vibrations and the medium speeds up theirs so they can blend together Sometimes it takes years before they can blend perfectly as there are many adjustments to make on both sides and life lessons for the medium to experience that will speed up his or her own energy field If you are teaching doing inspirational speaking or counselling you will have a team of workers to help inspire you with the right words to say for each occasion In time you will look on your guides as close friends who you can trust implicitly friends who will love and support you even when you don t always listen PATRICIA GUNN was introduced to spiritualism while studying ballet in England She has spent the last 43 years unfolding and using her gifts She came to Duncan in 1991 after being ordained as a minister and started the Cowichan Spiritualist Church of Healing and Light which holds weekly services Patricia does private readings and teaches courses on aspects of mediumship and healing

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Spiritualism Speaking On Spiritualism by Carol Spencer I am continually amazed at what comes out of so called spiritual people s mouths during times of explanation and lectures A speaker should be confident that he is capable of preparing and delivering a lecture or address to the audience and also of answering questions following the address in an intelligent Stephen Coburn Fotolia com manner This seems to happen so rarely Lectures and addresses on spiritual matters shouldn t confuse you or insult your intelligence Our spiritual nature is explainable There is an intelligence in the natural and the spirit world I recently spoke with a lady who was really concerned She went to a psychic hoping to hear from her father who had been in the spirit world many years She was still grieving for her loss The psychic was unable to make that contact and informed this lady that her father didn t have time to speak with her because he was in a crystal cave learning about crystals We know that those who pass in to the world of spirit do learn and spiritually evolve from the real evidence that is provided directly from those in spirit So what about the message that the father was in a crystal cave the man wasn t a miner nor was he Merlin so why would anyone say that without some kind of evidential proof that there was any real connection Sometimes this type of reading occurs when the person doing the reading doesn t have the greater understanding of spirit sometimes this happens because a person has a very active imagination and sometimes the ego gets in the way after all doesn t it sound quite wonderful that your father is in a crystal cave What about the grieving lady She didn t receive any solace from the reading She was hoping to hear from the spirit world to receive support and a reconnection with her father She was going through major health issues and was feeling really alone After the reading she felt alone abandoned and confused We had a lot to talk about I explained what does happen when we die and pass in to the spirit world and why sometimes those people we so desperately want to hear from don t communicate Volume 1 Issue 4 True Blue Spirit Page 39

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Spiritualism I have heard other bizarre stories that have been linked to so called psychics or mediums These stories that I have heard truly blacken those psychics and mediums of integrity that understand the spiritual laws and have spent time on investigation and study There is so much positive information to learn from the spirit world The next time you listen to a speaker or have a private reading remember if it causes you distress creates confusion or insults your intelligence walk away PS By the way her father did come to her later in that session It seems he wasn t much of a talker when he was alive so it took a while 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 Trombax Fotolia com Page 40 True Blue Spirit Volume 1 Issue 4 Trombax Fotolia com

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Dreams Dreams by Patti Sinclair Dreams are like a letter from home They save people They are more than willing to help From The Beginner s Guide to Dream Interpretation by Clarissa Pinkola Est s F rightened and knowing someone could break in with the ease it takes to light a match I dream they do coming from a taxi black hood and erased face footsteps scraping the porch They are in Instead of running from I go toward them chase them They run away go up like a smoke trick I still remember this dream It was 1991 Simply it is about facing fear Instead of being chased by fear of attack or intrusion I face it down and in my waking life I never feel afraid in that Susana Martins Fotolia com house again the four years I live there even though someone could still have broken in with the ease it takes to light a match but they would have had to have the match The fear was no longer there to ignite I now ask twenty years later The cultural landscape of 1991 includes the Montreal Massacre where 14 women in the engineering faculty at cole Polytechnique de Montr al were murdered because they were women Women start talking publicly about unspoken fears they live with just walking their neighbourhoods and although not walking at night may have kept them safe it stifles lives questioning a perhaps unspoken social expectation of having to change their behaviour instead of society itself changing its views and behaviour This public tragedy and the ensuing dialogue results in me walking in my neighbourhood at night when needed after twenty years of being Volume 1 Issue 4 True Blue Spirit Page 41

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Dreams terrified as well as considering renting a little old house myself Although there are some dream symbols and archetypes that are universal much dream work is multi layered Clarissa Pinkola Est s says that an eagle may generally mean far seeing but it is one s personal association with an eagle that is probably more important And further to that translation of anything creative is not an exact art because art can never be exact art exudes the mysteries and the intuitive of life So putting this loose template to my dream I was literally afraid to live in a house by myself possibly because my mother was afraid once waking up to find a burglar in her room at night and also because I was assaulted in my neighbourhood as a child at night So lots of fears to work on Researchers say we dream on average 5 7 times per night The essence of most night dreaming is relationships Est s says how we work them out both personally and collectively Even if we exercise our dream memory by writing it down still in our beds with a light tip on our pen or record it on tape it is often the dreams that stay with us which are the most significant We may simply ask PATTI SINCLAIR has been exploring dreams myth and symbols in her meditation journeying writing and poetry practice for many years She is the best selling author of Motherhood As A Spiritual Practice and Out of the Witch s Mouth She lives on an east coast island Dream maker I would like toremember my dreams Some dreams may stay with us a lifetime Page 42 True Blue Spirit Volume 1 Issue 4 photocreo Fotolia com

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Change your Name Transform your Life by Merina Rael A My God I said what was that few years ago I was paying for some groceries on Cook Street in Victoria when suddenly I heard a loud bang My God I said what was that I ran outside to see Lying dead in a pool of blood was the woman who one minute before had been ahead of me at the checkout A car driven by a teenage boy had been speeding missed the turn and mowed down three people on the sidewalk Two survived and were taken to hospital It was my wake up call Live every moment as if it is your last my inner voice was saying It took me quite a while to get over the trauma and stop running the bloodbath tape in my head But the message still rang strong Live life to the fullest now now now One of the things I decided to do was look into changing my name I found a professional numerologist in Vancouver paid him my money and gave him my birth date and time Jim Mills Fotolia com Volume 1 Issue 4 True Blue Spirit Page 43

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His e mail reply informed me that my name as it was then could be very detrimental to my health and block healthy relationships and success in my life I felt he was right He then gave me 200 names to choose from first and last names balanced for my birth date I understood that with the right name foundation you can learn to fly through life and I was ready for the ride In the past I had always felt like a salmon swimming upstream beating myself up Now was the time to change the tide go with the flow and maybe even learn to ride a surging wave It was time to build my courage and be ready for change Many nights I tossed about several names in my head not really an easy choice But well worth the time effort and 500 to change all my legal documents to the name I eventually chose It felt so right Immediately after this rebirthing my life took quite a few turns for the better I launched my new website and I was off I took up Buddhist chanting to help me have more courage attune to my Buddha nature and move forward in my life I was able to travel to many places I had rufar Fotolia com always dreamed of Greece Mexico Peru and New Mexico I collected images for my work as a mystic spiritual artist painter and poet I won several awards I am blessed with good health to travel and feel very fortunate as I am now in my sixties Now I am the actor on my stage of life not the reactor My new found confidence has helped me in becoming more successful and happy in life How wonderful it would be if all parents could choose balanced names for their children What a good start in life they would have to build on and live life to the fullest But for the rest of us it s never too late Don t wait for the wake up call For those of you who have changed your name I would love to hear about how your name change transformed your life for the better MERINA RAEL is a spiritual mystic artist dedicated to her spiritual path through meditation and sacred site travels She assists others with healing using drum toning in nature karma clearing psychic healing and she gives art classes An award winning poet photographer filmmaker and performance artist Merina currently lives in Victoria Web www raelstuidos com E mail merinamrael shaw ca Volume 1 Issue 4 True Blue Spirit Page 45

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Numerology Welcome to the world of by Shanon Wills N umbers are magical numbers are mundane and numbers are everything in between At their most basic numbers are symbols of quantitative ideas As part of our collective psyche their symbolic nature reached a zenith of understanding on the fertile plains of the mind of Pythagoras The concepts he developed and extrapolated gave birth to our present day Numerology Our human tendencies strengths and weaknesses from our basic ego to our mystical potential can all be better understood with the help of Numerology But here numbers become more than a measure of quantity here they evolve into the qualitative and continue forward into esoteric understandings that are increasingly fluid and beyond the measurable and basic mathematical concepts from which they sprang aulo Calve ao P Fo Jo t Fo tol i a co m om a c Vl ad toli Page 46 True Blue Spirit Volume 1 Issue 4

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Numerology Numerology Creating a visual aide We start with a visual diagram This will allow you the reader to more easily follow along with me Top line of grid Consciousness Mental processes the numbers 3 6 and 9 belong on this line Middle line of grid Soul awareness Spiritual essence feelings numbers 2 5 and 8 live here Bottom line of grid Physical expression Interaction with the world around us numbers 1 4 and 7 go here Let s begin Numerology is based on the use of the numbers 1 through 9 1 represents the Self the self starter beginning state which contains the seed of gnosis 2 duality intuition gateway to wisdom 3 analysis equilibrium first balance point 4 stability structure 5 chaotic motion heart center 6 creative mind home 7 teaching learning by doing 8 spiritual action independent 9 attainment combines attributes of all numbers 3 6 9 Consciousness 2 5 8 Soul Awareness 1 4 7 Physical expression Volume 1 Issue 4 True Blue Spirit Page 47

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Numerology Making sense of the data Example Susan was born on Nov 27th 1944 11 27 1944 Her birth chart looks like this 9 2 5 111 44 Consciousness Soul Awareness 7 Physical expression You can easily see that she has the physical plane all sewn up Or has she Only one space on the soul line is that okay What about that lonely number 9 stuck up there all by its lonesome what does that mean Good questions and each one is significant The first thing I notice is that Susan is likely to be a very lively lady perhaps a chatterbox who is bright and interesting What is my clue The three 1 s on the first line of her chart indicate verbal expression amplified as well as having a healthy self definition The second thing that strikes me is the full line on the physical plane telling me that Susan is comfortable with structure and leans toward the practical I would say Susan is a doer The number 2 emphasizes her natural intuition and tells me she is also a seeker on the constant lookout for ways in which to put her insights into practical use The lonely 9 can indeed lead to frustration for Susan because without drawing on the power of her innate heart chakra the absent 5 her ambitions could be continually frustrated However we can see that Susan has lived long enough to have acquired a great deal of life experience and has most likely figured that out for herself by now Page 48 True Blue Spirit Volume 1 Issue 4 Day Number Susan was born on the 27th day of the month This lady takes the responsibility of her ideals seriously and may need balancing on occasion with laughter and happiness to avoid the pitfall of becoming weighted with the daunting tasks she is likely to set for herself Name Analysis Susan s name shows me one quality that will assist her in her life challenges the number 5 This places an energy pattern into her grid that supplies the much needed vibration to assist her balance in life It links the 1 to the 9 which will be a great help in manifesting her dreams For without the heart our self expression gives us no satisfaction Her name though emphasizes qualities she already has an abundance of and therefore I would counsel Susan to consider using the shortened form of her name Sue or an extended form Susannah It is not often however that a person will be moved to change the form of their name Sometimes using our middle or last name in a habitually consistent manner will be of assistance If she would be open to this there are many numerological suggestions that can be considered Life Path When we combine all the digits of Susan s birth chart they add up to 29 We need to reduce this further which gives us the number 11 Master numbers such as 11 or the more uncommon 22 are not reduced when calculating the Life Path So what does number 11 mean for Susan This master number asks us to open up to the spiritual realm within the seed of our soul As there are no accidental births Susan is given a rare opportunity here to fulfill her life purpose goal of self realization She will need to embrace the inner promptings of that number 2 coupled with the number 5 she has had to invoke in order to succeed Orthodox views would thwart her and obscure her path Learning best by her own life experience it may be a challenge for Susan to benefit from others lessons As she

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Numerology learns how to balance the physical realm with her intuitive qualities and her dreams of a better world Susan can indeed accomplish what she cares about the most improved quality of life both for herself and others Susan is after all an idealist I believe she will succeed My guess is that she will work diligently towards that end and not be afraid to seek the help she needs from her friends no matter on which realm they may be found spiritual or earthly In the next issue I will focus on showing you how to create and anlyze your own chart as well as the start to defining each number more clearly D a r r e nwh ittin gh am F SHANON 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 a com oli ot From time to time we will analyze the name of one of our readers If you would like to have your name and birth date analyzed send us the following information Date of Birth and the name you go by Only your first name will be printed to protect your privacy publisher truebluespirit ca Volume 1 Issue 4 True Blue Spirit Page 49

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Phenomena The UFO Phenomenon Abduction by Michael Gintowt MA U FOs may have little to do with space craft That is the hypothesis suggested by many serious researchers Why is that I recently had an opportunity to interview Miriam Delicado a person who had a most remarkable close encounter of the fourth kind in 1988 She was traveling at night by car with friends along a stretch of lonely road in BC They were pursued for miles by bright lights finally pulling over at Miriam s insistence I am who they want she told them Her friends were rendered unconscious a typical occurrence in this kind of scenario In a nearby craft she spent three hours with tall blond beings who showed her a series of images about the origins of mankind and potential futures that involved cataclysms to be averted if people come together in harmony They gave her a message to bring to the world innovari Fotolia com Volume 1 Issue 4 True Blue Spirit Page 51

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Phenomena o y F lsto ail To M ik h The full story is in her book Bluestar www alienbluestar com Many abductees remember their experiences with the aid of hypnosis Ms Delicado in contrast has never undergone hypnosis Over the years she has had repeated contact with the tall blonds The nature of those contacts and the content of her message speak volumes to the psychic aspect of the UFO phenomenon and suggest as well some possible answers to the nature and meaning of UFOs Ms Delicado does not claim to have answers She claims to be a messenger and that people should not believe her but think for themselves Her fascinating story is replete with details about the evolution of consciousness the need to take care of our planet and the involvement of Star People Her message is the same as that of seers and mystics indigenous peoples and world class scientists in a nutshell to cooperate be nice and stop destroying the planet The new element is that now people like myself are coming out in record numbers We can expect an acceleration of human consciousness as energies are generated concentrated and transmitted through groups of conscious human beings The indigenous peoples of this planet are a key aspect to this work as they have i a m co preserved much of the knowledge that must be reclaimed if we are to avert an almost certain ecological disaster Integral to her story is the extent to which she is guided by intuition and is moved to act in accord with an agenda that is bigger than herself She sees herself as playing a part in a larger process that involves other Light Workers that is all those who strive to put their egos to the side and try to help themselves their families and their communities People who are doing their most significant work at whatever level are people who tend to be more attuned to other realities In a field filled with sensation seekers and deluded individuals Miriam has a different presentation She is extremely careful to always question herself and to avoid getting carried away by imagination She says When you stop questioning yourself at every level and you say I know instead of I don t know the ego has taken over and you are lost Such is the Zen principle of Don t know mind a suspension of discursive thinking that quietly leads the mind to inner wells of intuition In summary the UFO phenomenon is more about Earth than it is about aliens Are UFOs from outer space or are they perhaps from some other space challenging our conception of reality 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 Page 52 True Blue Spirit Volume 1 Issue 4 t ol

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Nature s Essence The Birth of One People by Sabina Pettitt T Remember the song Imagine by John Lennon The song One People by Canadian recording artist and song writer Morry Stearns carries the same energy When I first heard One People I imagined my little boy in the Middle East singing that song and that somehow the energy of the song would contribute to his healing By now he is old enough to bear arms but perhaps the intention of this song will i n oa n ou sk ni eas ad om lia c oto F his month I want to take a break from talking about essences and vibrational medicine and share with you a different kind of energy healing through song and words and images In 2002 I was on a flight to Sao Paulo and saw a picture in the Globe and Mail of a young boy maybe 11 years old with tears streaming down his dirty cheeks The caption read that this child had just watched his older brother killed by American military forces I was deeply moved by the image of this small boy and in a split second understood how war is created and seems justified Last November I was in Hawaii making the whale and dolphin essences on the day of the U S election When I opened my laptop on November 5th and saw the headlines I was overwhelmed As I read and listened to the coverage on the morning Barack Obama was elected I literally could not stop crying Tears of joy Tears of relief Tears of hope Obama s message is unequivocally that we are one people And that we are all unequivocally responsible for the world in which we are living And that there is hope for all the things I wholeheartedly believe in A world without war A world in which the spark in each of us is honoured and acknowledged A world in which each of us is responsible for our choices and understands that every choice we make affects the whole And a world in which I might never again see the face of a young child suffering from the pain of witnessing the senseless killing of his brother Volume 1 Issue 4 True Blue Spirit Page 53

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Nature s Essence touch his heart and he will be a contributor to a new way for his culture and all of us And I imagine that centuries of grievances between different cultures and religions could be erased and healed as we find a different way to live together on Mother Earth Part of my day while in Hawaii was also dedicated to sifting through images that could be used to visually communicate the message of Morry Stearns song We have just completed the One People DVD As executive producer I feel certain that our participation in it was inspired by our relationship with the Nature Spirits and what we have learned from them over the past twenty five plus years For this first edition we have subtitles for the song in eight languages including Tibetan and Hebrew And this is just the beginning I feel this urgency to get it out there Sometimes it seems overwhelming to consider being able to do anything to make a difference I believe that there is hope and I believe that we can And as we send One People out into the world I trust that this message will kindle a fire of willingness and inspiration for everyone who hears it and sees it to fully and unequivocally be who we can be enlightened shiny unique and quirky threads in the tapestry of life each contributing to the magnificence of the whole SABINA PETTITT M Ed Dr TCM is a doctor of traditional Chinese medicine and the co creator of Pacific Essences For more detailed information on the One People DVD go to www pacificessences com Page 54 True Blue Spirit Volume 1 Issue 4

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Astrology Astrology by Heather Elrix G reetings Realizing there are a zillion of all of you How individual can I possible be So elementally my dears may I express changes that are affecting the cosmos as we proceed return to the age of Aquarius Joy Joy Joy Astrology A doorway to your psychic path The circle in which the planets move is called the Zodiac and is subdivided into 12 signs characterized by the four elements FIRE drive desire action aggression Spirit EARTH manifestation deciding is doing Matter AIR intellect communication Mind WATER ocean of emotion Body Major influencing planets Mercury androgynous communication travel social behavior activating intellect Mars warrior ambitious inspiring motivation action awakening passion Venus goddess feminine beauty guiding love luxury comfort the arts creating inspiration Jupiter great father creating expansion individual healing frees us from old limitations Saturn grandfather time radical realizations awakenings to severe change death rebirth Saniphoto Fotolia com A small opposition of Saturn Mars will be activating earth quaking news Intense turbulences of Mars challenging the structure responsibility issues of Saturn Jupiter conjunct Neptune creates optimism Venus returns from retrograde April 17 no weddings until Mercury retrograde May 6 30 sign no papers Volume 1 Issue 4 True Blue Spirit Page 55

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Astrology Aries Fire March 21 April 20 Our thoughts are actions our actions are choices Our feelings create actions those actions are choices We choose to think about what we feel We choose to act upon what we feel Our thoughts actions are our choices Our thoughts actions are our feelings we choose to have Now is time to choose Aries Action By the way Happy Birthday many many more Taurus Earth April 21 May 21 In this corrupt world foundations built on profit are now dust Foundations built for people are few yet still standing How curious corruption and corporation sound so similar Let s think feel be living real People have programmed profit into reality In perspective it has been false ever failing for our mother earth our own children You are a foundational being how can you help We must NOT re do the same mistakes They will undoubtedly fail again again Restructure renew and re sorce ry the wizard in you Gemini Air May 22 June 22 What control It s chaos good That s how creativity gets created clarity comes to be seen The we got lost before we are found logic Let s find out what is truly happening If the clutter is falling in around your mind blown head let s consider brass tacks clarity in its simplest form Begin again Beginnings are exciting times hold integrity spring forth fresh Cancer Water June 23 July 23 Are you reaching for what you need Define needs Emotional Biological Physical Spiritual Food water shelter companionship healthy body freedom consciousness love OR are you just shopping Our world is filled with people addicted to material Let s cover what matters Safety security are important You re the care giver nurturer protector How are the dear ones in your life set up Will they be able to handle what s ahead More importantly how are YOU set up Hopefully shopping has ended Leo Fire July 24 August 23 This spring forward only Well that s a good idea Tell me what precious jewel are you seeking Imagination is a good one Sparkling intellect is another rich with ruby red responses We have been waiting listening for a voice Words rhythm presentation What is the choice Let Aries fire Taurean earth manifest your desire F Page 56 True Blue Spirit Volume 1 Issue 4 a u r r r Virgo Earth August 24 September 23 History cutting edge technology a combination that fits your personality Let s put them together create SOLUTIONS You have been before your time before In this daze we need you to be here now The drama is unfolding a grounded genius s assets are needed BIG TIME Manifest the vision into Arean action almost everything is a possibility Bring on the cutting edge ot o li a c o m

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Astrology Libra Air September 24 October 23 People come together to transform themselves What kind of transformation could take place with you Or has it already Usually you wait before taking action It s teeter totter up down weighing scales Libra ness We talked of dumping the scales a while ago We are in now ness now Be Here Now was Baba Ram Dass it s become Eckhart Showing us now never Left right action is doing With Aries fire your air becomes hot stuff Scorpio Water October 24 November 22 Let s let the light in the shadow may sit down Receiving light energizes we are energy get out to nature Speak to your mother earth father sky call to the wind brothers water sisters Have communion with nature be in oneness with everything around you embody your senses with universal energy and light Celebrate your rhythms dance to new sound YES Sagittarius Fire November 23 December 21 We don t need to make decisions all the time we can just be You did before you can again Sometimes there just is So why not have the MOST fun not a little You are responsible enough you need to play be played with Spring is all about light So let go lighten up When you smile you brighten up your face us Capricorn Earth December 22 January 20 So wise one Is it because you defy authority that you are now on rocky ground Or did you like the agile goat climb a mountain recently It is extreme regardless that is a good thing For nothing any more is just the same Restructure your beliefs experiences You are high enough to see over perilous peaks A new world paradigm is in view evolution of consciousness showing everything is interconnected connected to source all in one Aquarius Air January 21 February 19 For us a news world full of fear creates negative thought forms We must resonate to higher frequencies Be aware you are unfolding into self discovery A multi dimensional being creating your own reality Let the negative pass through you No holding Energy is your vital force Let your intention be clear believe in your own intelligence So be it HEATHER K ELRIX resides in Chemainus where she has worked actively in astrology massage and the healing arts for many years 250 246 1447 Pisces Water February 20 March 20 Why get irritated You know it upsets your tummy Look past it all to the humour somewhere You re good at finding a laugh here thereeverywhere a giggle or grin That s better When you re ready you can try nurturing trust it works with truth You can t make THAT up Behold A new awareness could awaken Blessings Volume 1 Issue 4 True Blue Spirit Page 57

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Worthwhile Reading BLUE STAR Fulfilling Prophecy Miriam Delicado In Miriam Delicado s delightfully earnest and compelling book Blue Star we enter a murky almost surreal world inhabited by Aliens Russian psychic recruiters MIBs Men In Black orbs clones black ops and secret MJ12 documents to name but a few At times Blue Star reads like a LeCarre spy novel incidents such as unmarked vans with telescopic cameras outside her workplace are decidedly unsettling At other times Blue Star reads like a travelogue but we can excuse Miriam for being too detailed in her desperate attempt at documenting all that she was and is experiencing Blue Star is a fascinating story of a young girl from a small town in the interior of British Columbia and her convoluted journey of self discovery Subjected to a harsh family life with a controlling father it became so chaotic and stressful that she left home at age 14 Along the way Miriam attempts to unravel a deep dark family secret about her father s apparent involvement with the aliens Her life is irrevocably turned topsy turvy from the moment she encountered the Aliens the majestic appearing Tall Blonds as she referred to the other worldly visitors with the dazzling blue eyes This initial encounter took place in 1988 along a lonely stretch of highway in BC s interior She soon realizes the awesome responsibility the Tall Blond Aliens have entrusted to her and finds herself inexorably drawn to the Four Corners area of the US where she feels a kinship and direct connection with the Hopi prophecy known as Blue Star thus the name of the book The Tall Blond Aliens message was and still is our very continued existence as a species is in grave peril she speaks of the Safe lands when the prophesied End times come upon us We are presently witnessing the acceleration of that end times timeline It need not necessarily be so she is told we control our destiny that each and every one of us has the capacity to change the timeline accordingly if we act in concert Her occasionally rambling writing style can be forgiven as these are inconsequential compared to the message Miriam brings us from our Universal soul brothers and sisters a universal message of love This is a peaceful and positive message albeit replete with dire warnings warnings of a possible future when mankind faces a series of global catastrophes and ultimate extinction Her Alien caretakers remind us that we as a species are teetering on the brink of self destruction We control our own destiny mankind has come far with the help of our ET Overseers and it is now up to us not our off planet DNA altering ancestors The ETs must obey the prime directive of no direct interference That being said they will not allow Earth to be completely annihilated either by us or any other means The existence of All That Is would be affected by the destruction of our earth presumably causing a domino effect that would reverberate negatively throughout other worlds realms dimensions and universes They ask us to prepare for sudden and calamitous global changes we already see these earth changes manifesting and growing in severity the consequences of which are dire in the extreme They wisely warn of the dangers in following any one person or idea including Miriam s statements and pronouncements Miriam was also told by the Tall Blonds they re here to help protect us from outside forces that are not known to us at this time presumably other aliens more sinister in nature The undeniable fact that contact with Aliens of various species is being made world wide should now be abundantly clear to even the most skeptical among us Miriam Delicado feels compelled to keep spreading the word and her thought provoking and paradigmaltering book challenges us to put our house in order before it is too late Trafford Publishing ISBN 142513207 3 By Edd Uluschak Editor at Large Note Read Michael Gintowt s interview of Miriam in this issue and visit www alienbluestar com Page 58 True Blue Spirit Volume 1 Issue 4

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Worthwhile Reading THE CELESTINE PROPHECY James Redfield On the jacket of this book it states that the book has been passed from hand to hand from friend to friend Such was the case in my reading The Celestine Prophecy This is my type of read A story that takes you on an adventure while also touching on keys to spiritual and intuitive living Intuitive being a key word here Don t just read the story follow the steps that the main character takes in order to see the energy fields around you the aura s that emanate from everything on our planet But even more importantly assess yourself and the way that you interact with others You ll find it enlightening Time Warner Books ISBN 0 446 51862 X TRUST YOUR VIBES Sonia Choquette Starting with the basics this book takes you through 33 steps to help awaken your intuitive voice The advice is practical easy to follow and the writer uses examples to show you how well the steps can work Your intuitive development doesn t have to be difficult and this book shows you many ways to simplify the journey Not only a great kick start to your spiritual voyage but also a terrific map to refer back to as you chart new courses along the way Hay House ISBN 1 4019 0233 2 KNOWLEDGE OF ONENESS Mary Jane Bateman and Bruce Fogel This is a book written from the heart When all we hear about is a world in pain and turmoil with little hope of recovery this book brings us hope of a new regenerated world which we can be a part of From the interesting life story of the authors filled with channelling from angels guides the creator and more to spiritual intuitive natural cures and healthful living the Knowledge of Oneness says it all Everything living is bound together in Oneness Agio Publishing House ISBN 978 1 897435 23 6 Volume 1 Issue 4 True Blue Spirit Page 59

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