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Issue 69 | MarchApril 2013

HEALTH & WELLNESS | YOGA | HOROSCOPES | PERSONAL ENLIGHTENMENT

JOURNEY

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SEEDS


Cover designed by Erinn Sneed 216.527.7079

GEORGE NOORY

Star of Coast to Coast AM

DR. TERRY GORDON

“No Storm Lasts Forever”

JOURNEY EXPO

COLUMBUS 2013

MIND, BODY & SOUL EXPO

&

LIVING AND EATING

GREEN EXP0

2 EXPOS

FOR THE PRICE OF1!

May 4 - 5th

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4411 Tamarack Blvd. Columbus, OH

(off Morse Ave., 2 miles east of I-71)

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or call Clyde Chafer at 440.223.1392

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“My Spirit is Not Religious!”

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From the Publisher

I believe that throughout our lives

we are blanketed with a myriad of seeds.

These seeds are the catalyst of how we

choose to live our lives. Of course, all

seeds don’t come to germination. The

ones that do rely on nurturing to survive.

I can look back and see the seeds that

I have chosen to nurture and how they

have blossomed into my life experiences.

Of course, not all of them being vibrant,

bountiful and beautiful. I remember one

of my spiritual teachers saying “Be careful

what you put in your God Box.” In

other words, those things I give power to

will be the power that runs my life. There

is a lot of power in seeds.

In 2005 the late Steve Jobs, founder

of Apple, gave the commencement

speech for Stanford University. He talked

about “Connecting the dots.” Quoting

him;

“Again, you can’t connect the dots

looking forward; you can only connect

them looking backwards. So you have to

trust that the dots will somehow connect

in your future. You have to trust in something

— your gut, destiny, life, karma,

whatever. This approach has never let me

down, and it has made all the difference

in my life.”

Seeds are like those dots and the

connection is the path and how we walk

it in between. I don’t believe it is a path

that doesn’t give us choices on different

ways to go, with each choice being a potential

new seed to burst forth in a new

life experience.

May we all nurture the seeds that

will open up and blanket our world with

beauty, peace and harmony.

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~ Namasté Clyde

March.April 2013 | Issue 69

The Front Porch | 5-8

10 Questions for George Noory | 10

The Gardner and the Seed | 12

By Tina G. Sacchi

The Enchanted Grove of Spring | 14

By Aida Faria

Oak or Avocado? Reap What You Sow | 18

By Eva Starr

The Roots of a Self-Satisfied Life | 20

By Lori A. Lankiewicz

Music as Intention | 22

By wah!

Horoscopes | Planetary Pathways | 24

By Eva Starr

Soul Food | 26

By Eva Starr

Publisher Clyde Chafer

Editor Bob Rosenbaum

Proofreader Katie Krancevic

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MarchApril Theme: Seeds

May • June Theme: Following Your Heart

Feature Writers

Aida Faria

Tina G. Sacchi

Lori A. Lankiewicz

Eva Starr

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The

Front

Porch

Welcome to the Front Porch! This section serves as a welcoming stage for the rest of the magazine. It is a place for community

news and sharing, updates, notables, and much more. We are excited to announce that book and CD reviews will also take place

here on the Front Porch, so please send us any material you’ve written/recorded or anything you are enchanted by. Press releases

for the Front Porch, as well as submissions for the rest of the magazine are encouraged. Please go to the submission guidelines

page at www.thejourneymag.com.

CDs, books and DVDs can be sent to: The Journey • 9557 Tamarin Ct. • Mentor, Ohio 44060

Now, grab a cold drink and settle into a rocking chair—Welcome to our humble abode!

The Journey Expo Columbus 2013

and The Journey Expo Cleveland 2013

The Journey Expo Columbus 2013 and The Journey Expo Cleveland 2013

We are pleased to announce both Expos will be joined by the Living and Eating Green Expo. Two Expos for the

price of one! Adding the living and Eating Green with product and information about nutrition, organics, ecology

and sustainability will bring attendees great opportunity in their path towards wisdom and enlightenment.

The Journey Expo Columbus will be May 4 & 5 at The Northland Performing Arts Center.

The Journey Expo Cleveland will be Sept. 6-8 at Lakeland Community College.

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JOURNEY

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A Mind, Body and Soul Connection

Expo Columbus 2013

Expo Cleveland 2013

Featuring vendors showcasing bodywork, crystals, music, astrology, psychic

readings, aura imagery, and much more!

George Noory of Coast to Coast AM will be a headline speaker at both Expos. He will also moderate a panel discussion. Also, there will be

a “Dinner with George”, an opportunity to get up close with George. Best selling Hay House author Gregg Braden, will also be a keynote

speaker and conduct a workshop at the Cleveland Expo.

Wah! will be making a return appearance to The Journey expo Cleveland 2013 with a Healing Concert.

Both Expos will also feature lectures, demonstrations and workshops to spark attendees to higher levels of consciousness.

Presenters include: Dr. Terry Gordon – Author of the recently published Hay house book No Storm Lasts Forever and Tina Sacchi - Author

of My Spirit is Not Religious...and more to come!

For more information, please go to www.thejourneymag.com under events (at the top menu) or call Clyde Chafer at 440-223-1392

On The Cover

Emerald fire by Walter Bruneel

Walter Bruneel is a Visionary Artist and Energy Practitioner. His artwork has been published

in magazines and featured on book covers.

His digital paintings often are said to be “drawn out of Light” or from Angelic origin. Being

a teacher of a variety of Esoteric topics like Dragon Consciousness and the Extended

Violet Flame, this energy work inspires and propagates the artwork. He is passionate

about exploring higher consciousness and multi-dimensionality, and at all times endorses

the seventh sense, the sense of humour. The walterbruneel.com site gives an overview of

activities while the walterbruneel-art.com is artwork/gallery based. Walter currently resides

in Murcia, Spain.contact: walterbruneel888@gmail.com phone:+32 495 105 444.

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CLEVELAND

VegFest

“Every adversity, every failure,

every heartache carries with it

the seed of an equal or greater

benefit.” ~ Napoleon Hill

Inaugural VegFest Breaks New Ground

for Cleveland’s Burgeoning Lean, Green,

Compassionate Scene!

On June 1, Cleveland VegFest debuts at Cleveland State University. The familyfriendly

event will feature top speakers, authors, and chefs in their fields: Nutrition,

Ecology, Social Justice and Animal Rights, and the art of preparing delicious, wholesome

food.

“Evidence consistently demonstrates that adopting a vegan lifestyle has an extensive

impact on human health, environmental sustainability, social justice and civil liberties,

as well as the intention to live compassionately,” says Jen Kaden, a VegFest organizer.

“We are ecstatic to be bringing a top-notch event to Cleveland, which will serve

as not only a catalyst for inspiration and migration toward the vegan philosophy, but a

bank of resources for the journey.”

VegFest will offer invaluable information for newcomers interested in exploring these

benefits, while simultaneously feeding the minds of ‘Veg-Veterans’ with an expansive

lineup: George Eisman, Registered Dietician, will address the connection between our

diets and the cancer epidemic; author, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, promises to guide

you through the process of aspiring to new outlooks and making meaningful transitions;

and, for those interested in going deep, acclaimed author of The Sexual Politics

of Meat, Carol Adams, will discuss the social consequences of our prevalent meatcentered

diet. A full day of discourse and demonstrations with abundant retailers,

organizations, and local restaurants participating in the Festival Marketplace, VegFest

is sure to provide ample fodder for the brain, heart, and stomach!

Please visit www.clevelandvegansociety.org for more information.

Contact: Megan Johnson, The Cleveland Vegan Society

info@clevelandvegansociety.org

216-282-9CVS

Cleveland State University

Saturday, JUNE1, 2013

Conscious Living

Compassionate Choices

www.clevelandvegansociety.org

Some Facts

about Seeds

• Milkweeds have large seed pods

which burst open to release their

seeds. Seed dispersal

• Sycamore seeds have wings to

help them spin away on the wind.

• Dandelion seeds have feathery

tufts that act like parachutes,

whirling them away through the

air as they drop to the ground.

• Many seeds and fruits have

wings to help them whirl through

the air. Maple fruits have wings.

So too do the seeds of ashes, elms

and sycamores.

• Some seeds are carried by water.

Coconut seeds can float on the

sea for thousands of kilometers.

Some fruits, like geraniums and

lupins, simply explode, showering

seeds in all directions.

The largest seeds are those of

the double coconut or coco-demer

of the Seychelles, which can

sometimes weigh up to 20 kg.

30,000 orchid seeds weigh barely

1 gm.

The world’s biggest tree, the

giant redwood, grows from tiny

seeds that are less than 2 mm

long.

• Coconut trees produce only a

few big seeds; orchids produce

millions, but only a few grow into

plants.

“If you think in

terms of a year,

plant a seed; if in

terms of ten years,

plant trees; if in

terms of 100 years,

teach the people.”

~ Confucius

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Visit with Pittsburgh Public Market

When is the last time you had the opportunity to sample

multiple varieties of local organic radishes? Where do

you go when you want guidance in selecting the perfect

oolong tea?

At Pittsburgh Public Market in the Strip District, these are

the experiences that change shopping from a chore into

an adventure.

The Public Market is unique because all of our merchants

are doing what they love,” say Market Manager

Tiffani Emig. “And that love can’t help but come through

in the food and items they offer.”

Over 30 local small businesses make up the Public Market,

boasting local meats and produce, specialty olive

oils, prepared foods, baked goods, handmade jewelry

and bath and body products, and locally made wines and

beers.

But if you just come in as a passive shopper, you’ll be

missing out. “Take advantage of the vast knowledge that

our merchants have about their product,” Emig recommends.

“As a country, we’ve become so separated from

our food and the products we buy that we forget that human

hands have been involved in creating them all. The

Market is a chance to regain that human connection.”

So stop in, shop, eat, and talk to the merchants. Ask the

winery how grapes grow in Pennsylvania. Ask a farmer

how to prepare the celeriac or giant beets that you’ve

been eyeing up. You’ll leave feeling more connected to

the community and more knowledgeable about the items

in your bags.

Read Me!

See additional Front Porch stories on

our newly revamped website at:

www.thejourneymag.com

While you are there, check out the additional gooodies

we have for you, with more being added constantly!

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Red Lodge...for the

Ride of your life!

Winning the race to dharma –

Where will you be in 2012?

According to ancient prophecy, a new cycle in human evolution begins

in 2012. The elders perceived the transition into the new time in

the metaphor of a horse race, with the gold horse representing the

people of all traditions who are choosing the light. The Red Lodge

“Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only

God can count the number of apples in a seed.”

~ Robert H. Schuller

Longhouse was created to help you win the race to the light. Ancient

teachings and earth-based knowledge help you connect with spirit

and wake up to your greatness. This moment in human destiny

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Find a path that speaks to the destiny of humans in this

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The Soul’s Power in Pranic Healing

By Master Stephen Co

The Tibetan master Djwhal Khul said, “All disease is a result of inhibited

Soul Life...” The art of the healer consists of releasing the Soul, so it can

flow through the aggregate of organisms which constitute any particular

form. The true and future healing is brought about when the life of

the Soul can flow without impediment and hindrance throughout every

aspect of the form. It can then vitalize it. What this means is, the more

abundant the flow of spiritual energy (Soul Life) coming into the body

through the crown chakra, the faster the rate of healing.

The seed cannot know what is going

to happen, the seed has never known

the flower. And the seed cannot even

believe that he has the potentiality to

become a beautiful flower. Long is the

journey, and it is always safer not to go

on that journey because unknown is the

path, nothing is guaranteed.

Nothing can be guaranteed. Thousand

and one are the hazards of the journey,

many are the pitfalls - and the seed is secure,

hidden inside a hard core. But the

seed tries, it makes an effort; it drops

the hard shell which is its security, it

starts moving. Immediately the fight

starts: the struggle with the soil, with

the stones, with the rocks. And the seed

was very hard and the sprout will be

very, very soft and dangers will be many.

There was no danger for the seed, the

seed could have survived for millennia,

but for the sprout many are the dangers.

But the sprout starts towards the

unknown, towards the sun, towards the

source of light, not knowing where, not

knowing why. Great is the cross to be

carried, but a dream possesses the seed

and the seed moves.” ~ Osho

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The Soul is a spark from the universal flame, which some call God. God

puts forth this portion of Himself, which then incarnates, or takes a body,

in the lower plane, the earth. As an extension of God, our Soul is in a

state of permanent health, a state of unchanging, prolonged awareness

and peace. We may not be consciously aware of it, but we inherently

know that this state of peace resides within us.

As we seek health, success and happiness in the physical world, we

are often oblivious to how close true health, success and happiness

are, because we don’t look inward. But when we become aware of the

limitations of our physical body and the imperfections of the material

world—as we must inevitably—our innate knowledge of this inner state

of peace and health is stirred.

Please visit masterstephenco.com for free meditation download and

details of his tour in Cleveland in March and April.

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V GUIDE

Northeastern Ohio now has a new resource to help people find the establishments

that promote healthy choices in dining, groceries, catering,

food delivery, coops and events. The V GUIDE was launched on January

1 with 10,000 copies for the first issue. You will be able to find it at most of

the businesses that are doing their part to help people take more control

of their health by eating plant based, fresh, organic, local grown food and

products.

V GUIDE

NORTHEAST OHIO, CLEVELAND METRO & BEYOND

The V GUIDE will be printed twice a year, with the

first issue running till June 30. The second issue

directory

Jan 2013 - June 2013

will run from July 1 to December 31.

VEGAN &

VEGETARIAN

RESTAURANTS,

You can also find listings of all the businesses

CATERERS,

GROCERY STORES,

ORGANIZATIONS,

& EVENTS

in the print issue online at www.thejourneymag.

DOWNTOWN

com/v-guide

EAST SIDE

WEST SIDE

If you are a business that would like to be a part of

SOUTH SIDE

the next issue (deadline June 1) please call Clyde

at 440-223-1392. Also, Pittsburgh and Columbus

issues coming soon.

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10 Questions

for George Noory

George Noory, host of the nationally syndicated radio program Coast

to Coast AM will be a special guest at Journey Expo Columbus 2013,

held May 4-5 at Northland Performing Arts Center.

1) Is there anyone you have modeled yourself after

in broadcasting?

No not really, but I have had some great mentors. Guy

Gibson who is deceased was a great radio news man, and

also Dick Grath, also deceased, was a former TV news

director and a great influence in my abilities.

2) What three people, living or not, would you like

to interview, and what would you ask them?

One: Jesus, how did you do it? Two: Stephen King,

how did you become so prolific? And three: Adolf Hitler,

why were you so evil?

3) Is there any one show that stands out as being

the most fascinating (or strangest) to you?

All of them, I really mean that. It’s a program that

never ever gets boring.

4) Have you ever considered running for political

office?

Yes, I was considering running for President in 2012,

but changed my mind. I am more valuable on the air.

5) What is the strangest phone call you have received

on the air?

Wow, there have been so many, but the woman that

thought all the stars had burned out I had fun with.

6) Do you believe we each have a true purpose for

life? Individually or collectively.

Probably both. In this vast universe, there is a definite

reason for our destiny.

7) If you met an undeniable extra-terrestrial, what

would you ask it?

Do you believe in God?

8) Do you believe we will survive as a species for

the next 100 years?

Yes. I think it will be a roller coaster, but we will make

it.

9) Beyond who, you have modeled yourself after in

broadcasting; who is your biggest hero?

Edward R. Murrow; he set a high standard.

10) Since part of your appearance at the Journey

Expo Columbus 2013 will be a chance to have “Dinner

with George,” what would you like to have for dinner?

Something healthy would be great.

10 Facts

about George Noory

• Noory was born in Detroit and grew up in Dearborn

Heights with two younger sisters as Roman Catholics of

Lebanese decent.

• He graduated from the University of Detroit in

1972 with a bachelor’s degree in Communications, and

took a position as an assignment desk editor in the news

department of WJBK-TV.

• He served nine years as an officer in the United

States Naval Reserve.

• In 1996 he hosted a late-night program called

Nighthawk.

• He was president of Norcom Entertainment Inc., a

St. Louis-based company that developed and marketed

video training films by television to law enforcement and

security agencies nationwide.

• Noory and his partners in Norcom Restaurants

opened Cafe Marrakesh and Oasis Bar, in Brentwood,

Mo., in 1987. The restaurant’s theme revolved around

a fictional Englishman named Col. William Berry, who

opened a restaurant following an exciting secret mission

to Marrakesh.

• He says it doesn’t matter whether he believes

what his callers and guests say. Ultimately, it’s about

entertainment – creating a show that people will be

drawn to.

• According to estimates by Talkers Magazine, Coast

to Coast AM is featured on 560 stations and draws

approximately 3 million listeners, making it the most

listened-to program in its time slot.

• Noory released his first book in 2006. Worker In

The Light: Unlock Your Five Senses And Liberate Your

Limitless Potential, co-written by best-selling author

William J. Birnes, is Noory’s revolutionary guide to

spiritual enlightenment, human empowerment, ultimate

productivity and absolute happiness.

• He has been quoted as saying if he were not on

the radio he would be in politics.

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The Gardner and

the Seed

By Tina Sacchi

Tina Sacchi will be a presenter at The Journey

Expo in Columbus, May 2013. You can register

for her Sunday workshop and harmonizing ceremony.

On Saturday, she will also facilitate a

free meditation, Connecting with Our Ascended

Masters, Guides, Angels and Light Beings.

The Gardener

When you are in the garden and pick a seed to plant,

you already have an approximate image of what the seed

will turn into. For example, if you have carrot seeds, you

already have a mental picture of a carrot.

Carrots are orange and

have lots of green leaves at

the top. You want to use them

for a salad or a stew, or maybe

to feed your pets. In order to

get a carrot you need to plant

it and nurture it for a while.

It doesn’t come right away.

There is a period of waiting.

First, you need proper

soil for the seed to grow. You

prepare and fertilize the soil

to maximize the size of the

carrot you want to grow. You

also give it space. Without

any space and room, it can’t

grow.

Then you lay it in the

ground and give it plenty

of water. It certainly can’t

survive in a barren, dried-up

environment.

You put soil over the top

and it is invisible for a while.

You don’t even know it’s there, so you mark the spot with

a carrot label, to remind yourself. And then you go about

your business, doing other things.

The Seed

The seed is below the ground in a very dark place.

It craves nourishment, attention and water each and every

day. It sits there waiting for all its basic needs to be

met so it can survive. Soon, the seed starts to change.

It opens up and a tiny sprout starts rising up. It is still in

It is bathed and nourished in the warm

sunlight. It feels the water being sprinkled

on it. In the fresh air and the sunlight,

it rejoices and grows and grows

to become a large carrot.

darkness, but reaching upward, because that’s the only

direction it can grow. It really doesn’t know if it will ever

get out of the darkness, but it keeps pushing and hoping

for something different than the darkness.

The little sprout wiggles through the dirt. It sees

a little tiny bit of light poking through the darkness.

The soil is shifting for the sprout to come out of the

dirt. At last it has surfaced and arrived into the light. It

is bathed and nourished in the warm sunlight. It feels

the water being sprinkled on it. In the fresh air and the

sunlight, it rejoices and grows and grows to become a

large carrot.

The law of manifestation is essentially the same

as the story of the gardener

and the seed. The seed is

one of your dreams. In order

for your seed (dream)

to become reality, you have

to assume the role of the

gardener. You start by visualizing

your dream first in

your mind (the image of the

carrot).

You can even create a

vision board (carrot label) or

a journal to remind yourself

of the dream. Then, give it

space to grow in your mind

and in your life. Imagine that

you are already living your

dream. Give your dream the

mind space that it needs to

sprout. (If your mind is cluttered

with many other things

not related to your dream, it

will be much harder for that

dream to sprout and become

a reality.) You can even create a physical space (such

as clearing out the garage to fit a new car).

Then, let it go (just like putting soil on the seed and

letting it sit in darkness for a little while, unseen). You

might even forget about it altogether at times, except for

the vision board reminder or the journal that you created.

At times, you can think about how nice it would be to

have your dream come true (like savoring the moment

when you’ll be able to eat a fresh handpicked carrot

from the garden).

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While you’re waiting for the dream to materialize,

don’t stress too much about it. For example, you don’t

really stress about the seed becoming a carrot. Instead,

you plant it and let it go. Then, one day, you wake up

and check on your seed and you see the carrot. If you’re

not paying close attention to the soil, you might even

think that the seed became a carrot overnight, as if by

magic.

When the seed is in darkness, you never worry about

“how” it will become a carrot. In fact, it is mysterious

and magical how a seed turns into a carrot. You simply

let divine nature take care of itself and you trust that as

long as you provide space, food and water, the seed will

become a carrot.

Manifestation blocks occur when:

You don’t feed your dream. Set a time and space for

visualization and positive affirmations, preferably through

a daily meditation practice.

You don’t let go. You want to control the outcome,

which instantly blocks the dream. Can you imagine telling

a carrot seed how it needs to grow, according to your

limited set of beliefs? The carrot would die without having

the magical element of natural order and mystery. Stop

stressing and let the Universe work out how your dream

will materialize.

You don’t give your dream the mental and physical

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The Enchanted Grove

of Spring

All it takes is the scent of

burning sweetgrass on this

otherwise bleak mid-winter

day to transport me to a

field of long grass blowing in warm

spring winds.

When I think of spring, I think of

new beginnings, new life, hope and

inspiration. This is the joyful time, the

seed time, when life bursts forth from

the earth and the chains of winter

are broken.

The Spring Equinox is the time

of balance, when light and dark are

equal and the advent of longer sunnier

days propels us to cleanse and

balance ourselves.

During the winter months we laid

dormant “with our stuff”, working

through old thought patterns, planning,

dreaming, perhaps sitting and

eating too much. Just as the force

of nature pushes out the seedlings,

so too we are pushed out of our

slumber to create new growth in our

own lives.

The Prince of the Sun stretches

out his hand and the Winter Queen

returns from the Land of the Dead,

cloaked in fresh rain, with the sweet

scent of desire on her breath.

Where they step, the wild flowers

appear. They dance and despair

turns to hope, sorrow to joy, want to

abundance.

This is the old metaphor for

spring. There are many names and

many faces, many stories to describe

the magic that lies at this turning

time of the wheel of the year. This is

the moment of perfect balance, for

night and day are equal.

Now the wheel turns toward light

and life is reborn from the belly of the

Earth. The Goddess emerges from

the underworld bearing new life in

her arms. The sun grows strong. It is

warm and the earth is green again.

We rejoice as our lives emerge

from the dream time and take their

shape. We plant the seeds of a new

harvest, for the earth is ready and the

sun is high. We might want to ask at

this time, “What is it that I need to do

to put my life back in balance?”

Bless the egg (symbol

of rebirth) and either

bury it in your garden

or leave it on your

altar until you feel it is

time to bury it in the

ground.

Now is the time to take the necessary

steps to eliminate that which

is no longer useful, that which is taking

away from personal balance and

happiness to make room for positive

change.

That may be anything such as

clutter, negative habits, negative

thinking patterns, negative people,

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etc. It is the time to sweep away the

old and plant the seeds for a brighter

and healthier future.

There are a few simple and

beautiful affirmative actions that I

can share with you that we of the

Old Religions take to manifest new

and positive changes into our lives.

One is to take an egg, and with a

marker or paint, draw symbols of

what you want to bring into your life

for the upcoming season. Bless the

egg (symbol of rebirth) and either

bury it in your garden or leave it on

your altar until you feel it is time to

bury it in the ground. Decorate your

altar or table with spring flowers

and appeal to your Higher Power for

strength and guidance to make it all

come to fruition.

You can also take

some seeds, bless

them, and plant them

in pots to sprout before

replanting them in your

garden. There’s nothing

like getting your

hands in soil to neutralize

negativity and

bring you back to the

source of it all — the

power and abundance

of the Great Mother.

Above all, leave

a large space in your

hear t and soul to

dance and sing. This is our inherent

birth right. It is natural and requires

no training. Don’t worry about the

technical aspects of voice or dance

moves — just let your spirit soar,

dance and sing with abandonment

and joy and feel your chakras spin

and balance themselves out.

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Put on your favorite music; go out to the park and

breathe in the fresh air; feel the earth pulse under your

feet; spread out your arms and let the four winds move

through you to free you up from self-inflicted bondage.

Above all, leave a large space in

your heart and soul to dance and

sing. This is our inherent birth

right. It is natural and requires no

training.

There is so much power in nature, so much to learn

from – all we have to do is stop long enough to listen.

Nature recharges and refuels us naturally and gently. Let

us not take our Mother for granted, especially in these

times. Honoring seasonal changes reminds us to stay

connected with the life force.

No matter what happens in our personal lives the

birds still fly, the seasons change and the geese head

home. The cycles continue.

We must continue to evolve as well. We can also mark

our growth by reflecting on how we have been blessed,

and how we have worked through problems during the

winter months. Spring is a time of fertility: fertility of the

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We plant seeds every moment of our lives. Some

seeds manifest faster than others. Take the oak

tree for example; once an acorn is planted it

takes 20 to 50 years before it produces its first crop of

acorns. Then another hundred years before it reaches

middle age; and if it’s lucky it can live for a thousandplus

years like the Seven Sisters Oak in Mandeville,

Louisiana.

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Oak or Avocado?

Reap What You Sow

If you haven’t the patience to grow

an oak tree, an avocado tree started

from a seed only takes seven to

15 years.

All this depends on if you are the lucky acorn; only

one in 10,000 will grow up to be an oak tree. Those are

some astronomical odds.

If you’re planting acorns hoping to see that oak tree

grow, I’d go on with your life while you’re waiting.

In California, avocado groves run rampant in the desert

area. If you haven’t the patience to grow an oak tree,

an avocado tree started from a seed only takes seven to

15 years. For myself, I don’t have that kind of patience

(still working on that one);

I’ll just go to the store and

buy one.

Let’s look at the elephant,

once the gestational

seed is planted it takes anywhere

from 610 to 660 days

before that baby elephant

graces this planet. Thank

God I’m not an elephant; the

266 days from conception

to birth with my daughters

was long enough. However,

what about our thoughts;

can they manifest at the

speed of light? I guess that

depends if you’re the Dalai

Lama or Jesus Christ reincarnated.

Most of us are familiar

with the Law of Attraction:

Like begets like. It’s the

epitome of the seed you

reap having everything to

do with what you sow – as

in the earlier examples of the

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avocado seed and the acorn.

The Law of Attraction is like that law of physics: For

every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction (or

reflection). Every action you take is met in kind. We are

vibrating atoms, neutrons and molecules walking around

in a suit called skin.

In Wayne Dyer’s book There’s A Spiritual Solution for

Every Problem, he discusses frequencies and transitioning

from solid frequencies to the intermediate dimensions of

sound. From sound, we move into the higher frequencies

of light and ultimately to spirit.

Dr. David A. Hawkins came up with a system to measure

these cellular frequencies – or vibrations – known

as the Hawkins scale. Studies have identified the normal

healthy range of the human body is 62-68 Hertz.

Studies show individuals with a common cold had

a cellular frequency of 58Hz or less; for flu it was 57 Hz

or less; for Epstein Barr virus it was 52 Hz. Everyone

measured that had some form of cancer had a cellular

frequency of 42 Hz or less. Clearly, high frequency cells

correspond with better health and ideally everyone should

strive for a frequency of at least 62 Hz.

In our own pursuit of enlightenment, we are trying

to raise our “vibe-o-meters.” How this is achieved varies

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from one individual to the next. We can start with our

thoughts, which are constantly, continuously planting

seeds in our garden of life whether we acknowledge it

or not.

At work, I cook for the veterans and the homeless in

San Diego North County. Just about every day, there’s

an ingredient, a spice, a broth, or maybe even a certain

vegetable that I need to complete my meals. Out of

nowhere, in walks a donation with exactly what I had

“planted” that I needed. I am planting seeds every time

I open my mouth; we all are.

That’s why it’s so important to keep the Doberman

at the door of our minds, and the Pit Bull guarding our

mouths – only letting in and out what we want to see in

our world. Our mind is the most powerful thing we have.

That’s what kept Viktor Frankl, a Holocaust survivor,

alive: “Everything can be taken away from a man but

one thing,” he says: “The last of the human freedoms – to

choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances,

to choose one’s own way.”

There are countless ways to raise your vibrations,

thus enhancing your seed planting abilities to keep that

garden of yours filled with everything God intended:

health, wealth and happiness.

Watching your thoughts is just the beginning. Spending

time in meditation, nature, eating whole foods, listening

to high vibrational music and becoming actively

involved in the healing arts represent a sampling. Keeping

an attitude of gratitude has a domino effect in raising

our vibrations, and forgiveness is the crucial ingredient

necessary in keeping that garden free of weeds.

Once you’ve raised your vibration, the challenge is

keeping it there in a world filled with so much tragedy,

negativity, toxicity and hate. Even Christ – who was surrounded

by the 12 disciples, spent time with the poor and

the sick and dealt with the politicians – had to take time

off to go into the desert, fast and meditate.

That’s why you and only you can make a difference

in your world. The point of high frequency isn’t just for

personal transformation. Your vibes have an effect on

everyone you encounter, raising the consciousness of

all those you touch with your energy field.

I gave up television in 1989 when my daughter

Shayna was born, and there’s not a day that goes by

that I regret that decision. In those 23 years, I haven’t

watched the news or read a newspaper, and from what I

gather, I haven’t missed other than a whole lot of violence

and disasters.

Putting your energy on that type of negativity only

lowers your vibration, along with your surrounding environment.

You are planting seeds each and every moment.

Only you can decide: Do you want to grow an avocado

tree or the mighty oak?

Eva Starr’s spiritual journey has taken her coast-tocoast

studying the various schools of thought. Starr now

resides in the San Diego area devouring the alluring buffet

of wisdom the West Coast has to offer. Contact her at

evastarr24@yahoo.com and visit her new blog starronthefly.

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The Roots of

a Self-Satisfied Life

By Dr Lorri A Lankiewicz

o you ever find yourself remembering moments

in life where a seed was planted, yet you did not

actually realize it until the seed began to bloom? In

other words, are you now able to look back in time and

say: “Wow, I did not realize how important that meeting or

moment or person was to my growth in life until now?”

We are all gardeners when it comes to planting

seeds for our own growth and the growth of others. Life

presents us with many “aha” moments that may or may

not germinate into us remembering our “soul” purpose

for living. However, each “aha” is planted with the possibility

of blooming into a gift or talent that helps us to

remember our “contract” or “purpose.” As we remember

our “soul” purpose for living and actually begin to own

and live it, we effectively help to raise the vibrational

level in the universe.

At a very young age, seeds were

planted as I was placed in numerous

situations where I was a caregiver.

These situations made me

aware of the gift of being able to

assist others, both physically and

emotionally, to return to a path of

health.

I am able to recall numerous moments when someone

or something helped me to turn in the direction of

remembering my purpose. At a very young age, seeds

were planted as I was placed in numerous situations

where I was a caregiver. These situations made me aware

of the gift of being able to assist others, both physically

and emotionally, to return to a path of health.

I then sustained an injury to my ankle and needed

physical therapy. While in the therapy clinic I had an

“aha” moment and felt called to move toward the physical

therapy profession. After some research, I decided

to earn a bachelors degree in sports medicine/athletic

training, which then led to both a Master’s and doctoral

degree in physical therapy.

After receiving my Master’s degree, many seeds were

planted that eventually bloomed into me holding different

positions as a physical therapist. I quickly rose through

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the channels at different health care systems from staff

physical therapist, to manager of one clinic, to manager

of the rehab department of a large home health agency

and, as I was being primed to move into hospital upper

management, a new seed fell into the soil and I decided

to return home to my roots to allow it to germinate.

As I was working my way through corporate health

care, I realized a void in my being that was begging to

be filled. I needed to heal wounds that continued to fester

from earlier years in my life. As I embarked on this journey

and stripped myself of the comforts of a healthy salary,

a long term relationship, a home and a lot of “stuff,” I

realized that the only way to fully heal was to take steps

to blend my mind, body and spirit. Through intense work

consisting of energy medicine, coaching, writing, yoga

and other modalities, seedlings began to sprout and the

promise of beautiful blooms was on

the horizon.

I began to offer body work in

the form of massage, chakra energy

healing sessions and “hands-on”

physical therapy sessions. During

this time, numerous people planted

in me

t h e

seeds of

o p e n i n g

a physical

therapy and

wellness center.

The little girl

in me could not

imagine being a

business owner

because I did not

have formal business

training.

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Music as

Intention

by wah!

he art of thought technology and the practice

of creating your reality through intentions and

prayer is an exciting new world. We have Louise

Hay, Abraham-Hicks, Dr. Michael Beckwith,

TMarianne Williamson and many others to thank for this

brilliant technology.

You reap what you sow. As you think, so shall you

become. Americans are waking up to the realization of

their own inner power.

To see your prayers manifest is something quite

miraculous. To watch your day flow according to your

morning intentions is an aha moment – yes, your thoughts

really do attract other thoughts just like it.

More of the same, like attracts like, birds of a feather

flock together, and qualities of thought attract more

thoughts just like it. Things come in groups of threes,

some people say. That’s true, and they also come in

fours, fives and sixes. It’s an endless stream in a certain

direction, and you guide the direction it flows.

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If you are musically inclined like

I am, you may find certain songs

coming up on the radio or notice

a lyric or song while shopping in

a store. You may even find yourself

singing along to an imaginary

soundtrack in your head.

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A bad day gets worse because you continue affirming

I got out of the wrong side of the bed this morning. A

good day gets better because you feel I’m sitting on top

of the world. Do you know the song from Mary Poppins:

Just a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down…

in the most delightful way? Sing it out loud; I guarantee

a mood change.

Creating intention is a process of allowing yourself to

consciously dream. What would my ideal business client

look like? What would my perfect lover do?

My friends do vision boards on a regular basis, creating

physical manifestations of their dreams by making

collages of pictures and text cut from magazine clippings.

They really work.

Offering yourself encouragement and support with

affirmations like, It’s all unfolding perfectly and I’m finding

exactly what I need to take the next step on my path

is the icing on the cake – one part conscious dreaming,

two parts encouragement and enthusiasm.

When you start attracting thoughts that fit your highest

hopes and dreams, it feels good. You attract more and

more like-minded energy. If you are musically inclined

like I am, you may find certain songs coming up on the

radio or notice a lyric or song while shopping in a store.

You may even find yourself singing along to an imaginary

soundtrack in your head.

Your subconscious finds examples of what you are

thinking and believing to be true and reflects them back

to you.

Let it be. Let it be. Let it be, yeah, let it be. Speaking

words of wisdom, let it be…

Our songwriters sing about our experiences, bringing

us lyrics to describe this or that emotion or realization.

When the message comes in a song, it is more likely to be

repeated over and over in your head. A beautiful melody

allows a message to penetrate your consciousness and

repeat. When I find myself in times of trouble, Mother

Mary comes to me... Speaking words of wisdom, let it

be… The song gets “stuck” in your head and you repeat

the melody and lyrics, the message stays with you.

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Planetary Pathways

By Eva Starr

March: New Moon in Pisces, March 11, 3:51 p.m.; Full Moon in Libra, April 27, 5:27 a.m.

April: New Moon in Aries, April 10, 5:35 a.m.; Full Moon in Scorpio, April 25, 3:57 p.m.

Mercury Retrograde: Currently Retrograde; Direct on March 17, 4:03 p.m.

Spring Equinox: March 20, 7:02 a.m.

ARIES

March – With the Spring Equinox in the sign of the

Ram, it’s time to connect with Mother Nature, get your

feet grounded in that good old-fashioned dirt and cool

that fire of yours, because mid-month Venus and Mars

are throwing a party in the Ram’s honor…then you can

show off with your Ball O’ Fire.

April – All that groundedness did the Ram some good.

Mercury moves into your sign mid-month; now it’s time

to get the gears moving in that brain of yours and march

forward with all the confidence and leadership the Ram

has to offer. It’s OK to feel secure…good things are happening,

don’t quit three feet from gold.

TAURUS

MarchThe Bull has planted the seeds of manifestation;

don’t get discouraged just because you aren’t seeing

immediate gratification…the Bull has the patience of a

Saint. Get outside in nature; spring has arrived. If those

fear thoughts start creeping into that Bull pen, just smell

the roses and look around you.

AprilThe Bull is back; you’re beginning to feel like

your old self again, ready to bust out of that pen. You

don’t need a red cape…big changes are headed your way,

the Sun, Venus and Mars are headed over to the Bullpen

bringing plenty of sunshine, romance and action. Put on

your Sunday best.

GEMINI

March – Too much St. Patty’s Day? Time to detox –

clean up your mind, body and soul…the twins doubled

their pleasure and doubled their fun…Jupiter is still in

your sign, you’ve got to watch your excess. Get back to

basics, clear any leftover negativity…while you’re at it,

double up on the water, not the whiskey.

April – Now that you’ve cleaned up your act, it’s safe

for your Inner Child to come out and play. Get away from

all that business; your inner child is the home for your

creativity…just take it easy on her/him…get out and have

some fun, the Twins are famous for socializing.

CANCER

March – Positive changes are coming to you from

Cancers so much joy; family is everything to the Crab…

Let the love in and your home life will bring much awaited

joy. No need to hide in that shell of yours this month,

share the love.

April – It’s time to get a fresh perspective on things.

If there’s a problem that’s been on the Crab’s mind, go to

a different spot and view it from another angle; it’s time

for a spiritual solution…Rise above, quit approaching

everything sideways, give it to Heaven’s hands and relax,

answers are on their way.

LEO

MarchThe Lion is reigning King/Queen this month

in that jungle of yours…Show off your mane, appreciate

and radiate your natural confidence and inner and outer

beauty this month…People want to be around you.

April – Now that the entire jungle has seen your

beauty, your dreams are transitioning from thought to

etheric form. Release fears and judgments so as not to

sabotage your success…Keep the faith, know that you

are indeed deserving of all the abundance the Universe

has for you. After all, there are lots of jungle mates to

share with.

VIRGO

March – It’s your movie and you’ve created a happily

ever after ending…Sticky situations are miraculously

resolved, mistakes are forgotten, misunderstandings are

forgiven. Quit analyzing everything to death, get outside

of yourself, go to the woods or the lake and stop worrying

about your future. Thoughts become things.

April – Make Peace of Mind your highest priority this

month, after all…you do want to keep on that roll you’re

on, don’t you? Be honest with yourself, avoid toxic foods,

situations and people…Turn off the TV, go for a walk and

say no when you need to…peace of mind is yours for

the taking.

LIBRA

March – Quit wavering, it’s time to get crystal clear…

Visualization is your theme this month; go ahead and

plant those seeds, quit second-guessing everything…

Know that your clairvoyance tendencies are actually

the Crab’s abode. It’s those little Crabettes that bring the there. Enjoy seeing into the future…with great clarity,

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those scales can weigh it all out later.

April – Wow, Libra, you visualized yourself right up

that spiritual ladder, didn’t you? Keep at it, your consciousness

is raising, your thoughts, dreams and inspirations

are real…your attempts are validated. Keep having those

conversations with God, quiet your mind, go into nature

so you can continue to hear that still small voice.

SCORPIO

March – Come out of the darkness. It’s OK to bring

the light in; you won’t die if you expose yourself to the

dawn…Just because Scorpio is the sign of the Underworld

doesn’t mean you need to stay underground…It’s

time for a major overhaul. Let go of harmful energies

and destructive habits, get outside and let the light shine

around you.

April – All that light did you some good. LOVE is in

the air. Pull back that stinger of yours, release your fears

about giving and receiving…Whether it’s a new romance

or the rekindling of an old flame, no one does passion

like the Scorpion.

SAGITTARIUS

MarchThe Centaur is ready for a breakthrough.

Don’t worry about the how; it’s being healed behind the

scenes…God knows what He’s doing. Stay focused and

you’ll see that all that worry is for naught. Raise your faith

and your consciousness.

April – Are you being dishonest with yourself? The

Centaur needn’t make any radical changes or have a major

confrontation, but the Universe is asking you to take a

long look in the mirror and ask: Where are you not being

true to you…? Go outside, have a talk with the elements

of nature; they’ll help you see what’s hidden.

AprilThe kite flying paid off. You’re making new

friends, something that comes easily to the Aquarian.

You’re shifting to a higher frequency and raising your

vibration, all those friendship seeds you planted are starting

to sprout…Old friends come and go, your changing

interests have created a ripple effect, you’re drawing

like-minded people to you.

PISCES

March – Wow, there’s a major party in the fish’s

pond…the Sun, Venus, Mercury and Mars have all decided

to go for a swim in your little pond, not to mention

Mercury’s been Retrograde all month, (direct on the

17 th ). It’s time to leave them there, swim on over to a

bigger lake, do some laps, get a fresh perspective, then

let the waves settle.

April – Be honest with yourself Fish, no room to

be wishy-washy now…We know the Fish is just a bit

confused, not knowing if it’s swimming upstream or

downstream. Make your decisions based on your true

feelings, stand your ground, don’t let outside influences

cause you to waver. Speak your truth.

Eva Starr’s love for Astrology, inherent in her since

childhood, is still a growing passion today. Visit her at

reachforthemoon.net, evastarr.com and her new blog

starronthefly.evastarr.com. Contact her at evastarr24@

yahoo.com.

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CAPRICORN

March – Take your Goat self right up the mountain

path and look at that problem from a higher plane of

consciousness…Rise above, try another avenue that you

may have just overlooked, and above all, throw that cautious

Capricornian self of yours right out the window…

come out of the box now the grass looks greener.

April – Now that you’ve had a chance to look at all

angles, things are looking up. You can come down from

the mountain and release any skepticism the Goat may

have, keep up your hopes and dreams. The miracle is

about to appear.

AQUARIUS

March – You’ve been planting seeds of manifestation,

and no one is as creative as the Aquarian…Don’t

get disheartened, patience my dear; these things take

time…Hold on to your faith, get outside and fly a kite,

let your dreams lift with the wind, knowing that Heaven

has already answered.

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Soul Food

Soul Food is dedicated to all my readers as an offering to share

my metaphysical musings and the lessons I have encountered

throughout my journey here in this classroom we call Planet

Earth. I encourage your questions, and quandaries as we grow

together toward solution and enlightenment.

Email your questions to soulfood@evastarr.com.

Dear Eva:

I’ve recently started working with my spirituality and the

idea of a higher power, God or Spirit. I am a bit confused on

the process. What if I feel no one is listening to me?

–Searching

Dear Searching:

Mankind has been searching for answers from God since

the beginning of time, whenever that is. I can tell you this:

Your search, your thoughts, your answers are individual to

you.

I am not here to convince anyone that there is a higher

power, but for me, I look out at this beautiful, magnificent

planet and think how could there not be. Yes, there are the

atrocities and tragedies; these are caused by mankind, not

God.

Here are a few ideas I’m going to throw out there for

you to ponder:

Remember you are Spirit, nothing “out there” can hurt

you, and you are free from all of this. Everything is just

an experience. There is only love and fear. Come from a

place of love in all you do and you will be headed on the

right path.

Let go. I’m sure you’ve heard this a zillion times, but

there’s a reason those two little words are said so often:

They have power. Let go, it’s OK to feel totally helpless; it’s

in the surrender that the answers come.

Don’t ask why or when, simply ask: “What makes me

resist the truth?” Sit in silence, complete silence, listening

to your breath, not searching for anything, just listening.

Ask God, or whomever you’re speaking with, to grant

you guiding light. This prayer is always answered, although

some may not be ready to hear it.

Don’t fight the pain and suffering; it will only increase in

intensity. When in the midst of the storm, send out an S.O.S.

(Spotlight on Storm). Shine the light on the storm. You are

not part of it; remain in the calm of your true self.

I will send light your way. Know that God does hear our

calls for help. Sit with it and your rainbow will appear in front

of your very eyes as the storm dissipates.

Dear Eva:

I am a type A personality, and some might say an over

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achiever. How does one know when to just throw in the

towel? I am not one to quit on anything I undertake, but if

I’m banging my head up against the wall and the only thing

I’m getting is a headache it just doesn’t seem right. How do

I know when it’s time to quit or switch course?

– Stop the Madness

Dear Stop the Madness:

Wow, reading your letter I felt like I was looking in a

mirror. I myself have been plagued by the crazy insanity

of it all. In my travels, studies and years on Mother Earth

I can tell you this: Life Was Never Meant To Be a Struggle

(Stuart Wilde).

I have come to understand that everything just came

to me. Yes, I can look back on the great jobs, the beautiful

homes on the lake, the soulmate relationships – and they

all came without effort on my part.

Life is a river and when we go with the flow things just

naturally show up at the right time. If we are constantly trying

to paddle upstream with all our might, and not getting

anywhere, then maybe, just maybe, it’s time to let go of

the oars and let the boat turn itself around and flow merrily,

merrily gently down the stream.

Yes, this seems easier said than done. But in reality, it

is one of the easiest things you will ever do.

Let go of the need to control the outcome. In your

goal setting it’s OK to be specific about what you want to

achieve, but how it comes to you is none of your business.

That is up to God.

So remove yourself from the attachment to the outcome

and, wow, wait until you see what the Creator has in store

for you.

When I first moved to California, I had wanted to volunteer

at this organization that helped young adults get their

lives back together. Since I had decades of experience in

this type of work, I thought I’d be perfect.

I can’t even begin to tell you how many missed emails,

phone calls, connections, etc. kept happening. I even attended

a couple of orientations and filled out extensive

paperwork. One day I thought, “It shouldn’t be this difficult.”

I mean, we’re talking volunteering. I gave up, and a couple

years later I fell into volunteering for an organization that

feeds the homeless and veterans. I am now employed there

as the main chef and loving it.

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Keep asking, praying, going in the silence, following

your gut, watching for the signs and by all means

go with the flow. If the river stops flowing, get out,

abandon ship and find another river.

Eva Starr’s spiritual journey has taken her coastto-

coast studying the various schools of thought.

She now resides in the San Diego area devouring the

alluring buffet of wisdom the West Coast has to offer.

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Wah...Continued from page 22

Music is a perfect way to repeat positive thought. And

we do want to repeat the good stuff. Find some positive

playlists and hit infinite repeat.

And by the way, ad campaigns do this too, introducing

sing-song slogans like Things go better with Coke and I

wish I were an Oscar Meyer Wiener.

The point is, if an ad can hook you musically, you’ll

repeat the slogan in your head long after the ad campaign

is over.

Music is a perfect way to repeat

positive thought. And we do want to

repeat the good stuff. Find some positive

playlists and hit infinite repeat.

This is true for mantras as well – you’ll repeat the

mantra in your head long after meditation practice ends.

I often tell people if I don’t hear a mantra circulating

in my head, I know I haven’t done enough meditation

practice.

A hit song is usually about something that strikes

a chord in our collective consciousness. John Mayer’s

Waiting on the World to Change… Queen’s We Are The

Champions… Michael Jackson’s A,B,C … play it, sing it,

move to it. Have fun already.

Let the seeds of intention be carried by music. It’s

such an easy way to keep a positive stream of thoughts

in your system. If you can find music to match your

mood, you can sustain, feel and expand it. The Universe

is working with you on this.

If you’re in the dumps, you’ll naturally find songs

to match your mood. There are plenty of sad songs to

choose from, so find a song that truly matches your experience.

Listen to it, cry to it, contemplate the situation.

Once you’ve felt it and acknowledged it, you can start

to release and transform it.

The best way to rebuild negative thought patterns, in

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It doesn’t indicate specifically where your life should

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Dr. Lorri ...Continued from page 20

However, once those seeds were planted, the growth

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The last few years have allowed me to share a seed

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The little girl in me could not

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those seeds were planted, the

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Interestingly, I have only recently begun to call myself

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