2011 April Newsletter
THE SECOND BIRTH & THE SUN CARD by Bruce Johnson
MEDIUM SESSION with Randy Birke
APRIL ASTROLOGICAL UPDATE by Marci McCaffery
GOT WEIGHT??? by Dr. Lawrence Quell
NEW PRODUCT: “I CAN” Affirmation Coin
THE SECOND BIRTH & THE SUN CARD
by Bruce Johnson
Jesus taught in John 3:3 that to see the Kingdom of God, a person must be born again. He then refers to a birth of the flesh, or our birth onto Earth, and a birth of the Spirit, called the second birth. The second birth of the ancient mystery religions related to the regeneration the soul experienced as a result of inner illumination and spiritual initiation. Jesus, as mystery school initiate himself and teacher of the Ancient Wisdom spoke this truth of soul rebirth in a way that those who have eyes and ears to see and hear would understand.
The Sun card of the tarot symbolizes the rebirth of the soul described in the Book of John. The naked child is the soul, the” Child of the Sun”, reborn into a natural, innocent, and joyous condition. The child holds its arms outstretched and forms the five- pointed Star of Initiation with its body. A flowered wreath of spiritual achievement crowns the head of the child, along with the feather of truth pointing toward the life- giving and immortal Sun in the background.
The victorious divine child carries an unfurled orange banner signifying the triumph and conquest of light over darkness. The banner represents the unfolding of the soul’s dharma, which is rooted in the positive character qualities contained within the traveling bag of the spiritual seeker shown in 0, The Fool card.
The Sun card shows the soul riding the White Horse of the Sun, like Vishnu of the Hindu trinity, Sosiosh the Persian redeemer, the goddess Kwan Yin, Buddha, and the Savior in the Book of Revelations. The white horse is an ancient symbol for the purified lower nature that has become attuned to, and a vehicle for, the illumined intelligence of the God Self.
The Sun card shows the soul beginning a new stage of the divine journey, leaving the walled garden of human experience and limitation behind. The four sunflowers represent the Sun’s spiritual energy manifesting in the world of tangible physical matter. The sunflowers follow the movement of the solar-child revealing it to be a miniature manifestation of that great Cosmic Life represented by the Sun above.
Bruce Johnson has over 30 years of study in the fields of Ancient Wisdom and occultism. He has taught classes on a wide range of topics, from Atlantis to mediums to Zoroaster. He is also a spiritualist minister, with a background in spiritual astrology. He lives in Colorado with his wife and their cat.
with Randy Birke
Monday, April 4, 7pm – 9pm, $20.
Join us on Monday night for an entertaining and insightful evening with Medium Randy Birke.
Call 303-758-9113 to reserve a seat.
APRIL ASTROLOGICAL UPDATE
by Marci McCaffery
In the wake of Japan’s massive destruction and tremendous loss, we find our lives irrevocably changed. We join the collective with heartfelt compassion, as we offer our support, love and prayers in commemoration of this devastating human tragedy.
It is important to note that this major event occurred on March 11th, just as Uranus (the awakener planet, of sudden and erratic change) made its transition out of the watery sign of Pisces, as it entered zero degrees Aries (a zodiacal sensitive point) resulting in brute force and massive destruction. This transit also reactivated the cardinal cross that occurred last summer at (zero degrees) Aries, Cancer, Libra and Capricorn symbolizing a crossroad in consciousness, where the veil of illusion has been lifted. Uranus will remain in the sign of Aries for a seven-year journey, where it will be intensified by seven squares (challenging aspects) to Pluto (2010-19).
Mercury, Venus, and Mars join the Sun as it transits through the untamed sign of fiery Aries. Courage is the keyword that comes to mind, as each planet makes its respective conjunction with Jupiter. Interesting new directions impact our goals, having long range effects down the road. The New Moon in Aries on April 3rd, reminds us to act with boldness and clear intention as we initiate new beginnings. Neptune enters Pisces, on April 4th, indicating a shift toward greater unity-consciousness and spiritual awareness. Venus in Aries stresses the need for greater self-love.
Mercury is retrograde (3/30-4/23) as it travels backwards through the sign of Aries, causing an array of heated misunderstandings and impulsive decision-making. Transiting Mars, the natural ruler of Aries, is in its strongest position, as it conjuncts Uranus and squares Pluto during the course of the month. These are potentially volatile aspects creating a compulsion toward heightened aggression, as tempers to flare.
Pluto, long associated with death, loss and rebirth, turns retrograde from (4/8-9/16) providing opportunities for introspection as we confront our deepest fears, limitations, and inner conflicts around issues of power. The Libra Full Moon on April 17th invites us to re-examine where we need to restore balance in our relationships with one another.
We are called to take bold steps in faith and trust, as we face our greatest fears and concerns for an uncharted future. We can ask for guidance as we move forward to claim a greater sense of love, purpose and peace of mind.
Marcia McCaffery is a certified astrological counselor specializing in life purpose, career and relationship readings. She is also a Reiki master teacher, spiritual advisor, and an accredited life direction coach with a private practice in the Denver area. She is also a featured reader at the Shining Lotus Metaphysical Bookstore on the third Saturday of every month.
A Free Presentation from Dr. Lawrence Quell
Wednesday, April 13 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Health.com and CNN reported in December of 2010,
“Being overweight or obese may take years off your life, even if you don’t have heart disease or cancer, according to a new study of nearly 1.5 million people. The findings and size of the new study, which was published in the New England Journal of Medicine, should settle the debate over the relationship between excess weight and the risk of early death.”
Dr. Lawrence Quell will be teaching a class focusing on how we gained all this weight and how to rid ourselves of it for good! You will learn the differences between “good” fat and “bad” fat. You will discover how resetting the Hypothalamus which controls your weight level, will help you lose the “bad” fat and keep it off! Dr. Quell will also show how some diets can actually work against your weight loss efforts.
Dr. Quell has been in practice for over 33 years and is very excited to share this information with you! Please RSVP to the Shining Lotus Metaphysical Bookstore (303-758-9113) to reserve your seat for this presentation or call Dr. Quell’s office at 303-692-8655. 7 – 9pm, FREE.
“I CAN” AFFIRMATION COIN $19.95
When you are facing challenges, remember “I Can”
Please, never forget, when you are on a path and there seems to be no light around or in front of you, whisper the words “I Can” to yourself until it becomes yours and you just may discover the light.
“This Coin Is A Visual Reminder Of Your Power”
TO ACTIVATE THE SUNBURST QUALITIES DISPLAYED ON THE COIN AND TO GROUND AND CENTER YOURSELF, PLACE THE COIN BETWEEN YOUR HANDS AND TAKE A FEW DEEP BREATHS, AND SAY “I Can”…
Display the beautiful coin on your desk, table, nightstand or altar. It will be there to remind you of your true strength.
The twelve qualities bursting from the “I Can” Sun in the center are a guide for your healing. Take the first step to FORGIVE when you feel you are at your bottom, and go clockwise contemplating each quality to bring your life back into balance.
The “I Can” was placed in four directions around the coin, representing the directions life can take and holding the qualities within.
The lighting bolt on the other side of the coin represents the POWER of “I Can” that can be accessed by you right NOW!
For more information about the coin: www.journeyofchange.com
Designed by Linda L. Davis
The Twelfth Insight is the fourth book in the hugely popular Celestine Prophecy Series by #1 New York Times best-selling author, James Redfield.
Set in current-day Sedona, Arizona and Mt. Sinai, Egypt, this story utilizes the same “parable effect” characteristic of Redfield’s other novels. Amid a stubborn financial downturn and an escalation of East-West tension and terrorist activity, there has developed a disturbing negative interpretation of the Mayan Calendar and other “end times” prophecies.
As a ray of hope, a complementary ancient document to the original Celestine Prophecy found in Peru has been discovered. Released in fragments by an unknown source, this document describes a series of steps through which determined individuals can discover a new “lived” understanding of our spiritual nature and potential, one that can somehow also halt the escalating fear and conflict growing in the world, if all the fragments can be found.
Leading the reader to join in the search, the book moves through an experiential exploration of a series of spiritual integrations—the secret of sustaining synchronistic flow, of aligning with the karmic structure of the universe, and of developing a higher intuitive guidance and oneness with others. In the end, the book embraces and explains a mysterious influence that not only transforms all those who authentically intend to “prove it to themselves,” but literally unleashes a contagion of integrity and inspiration that can reach those in fear, and lift all of us into a new-found purpose for life.
Doreen Virtue has presented her Angel Therapy Practitioner® course since 1996, helping thousands to learn the skills of spiritual healing and psychic readings in concert with the angels and archangels. Now, she has amassed the tools, secrets, and exercises that she teaches her students in a comprehensive handbook.
In The Angel Therapy® Handbook, Doreen provides a thorough overview of the angelic realm and the methods of Angel Therapy, outlining how to communicate with Heaven for yourself and on behalf of others. In addition, she offers compassionate guidance and practical action steps for lightworkers who want to take up a spiritually based career.
Doreen says, “My prayer is that this book will be a resource to awaken you to your clear connection with the Divine and lead you upon the path of your life purpose.”
Whether you’re a professional healer, or just want to polish your natural spiritual gifts, this handbook is a vital reference tool that you can turn to again and again.
• What exactly is happening on Planet Earth?
• What is the truth behind the various prophecies and predictions?
For the first time, we now have a concise explanation carefully prepared by telepathic contactee Sal Rachele from a vast collective intelligence called the Founders. This book answers the who, what, where, when and even why of the Earth Changes, and includes information relating to biology, psychology, technology, metaphysics, religion, spirituality, and even economics and politics.
Who are The Founders? The Founders are 12th dimensional Creator Gods who were involved in the original engineering of human DNA. Their central teaching is that we are all 12-dimensional beings capable of evolving to the point where we can create entire universes. As God’s children, we are being taught how to create like our Heavenly Parents. This world (and countless others) is our scratch pad where we learn about karma, free will, love and other principles of Creation. At this pivotal time in human history, the founders are revealing information about evolution, DNA, soul fragmentation, higher dimensions, Earth changes, ascension and many more relevant topics.
What is Timeline Healing? Quantum physics has proven that time and space have many peculiar qualities. The quantum entanglement principle essentially proves that time is an illusion and that past, present and future can all be changed. Timeline healing is similar to past life regression, psychological reframing and soul retrieval work. During a session, one has an opportunity to go into the past and visit past life selves and give them healing and wisdom. It involves a part of you coming from the future (present time) and visiting your evolving past life self. Souls who have received timeline healing have reported changes on a cellular level, resolution of phobias, and even reports of genetic reversal of life-long maladies, birth defects, chronic disabilities and other so-called “incurable” illnesses. (Sal makes no medical claims regarding timeline healing.)
Chants of a Lifetime includes photos from Krishna Das’s years in India and also from his life as a kirtan leader—and the CD that is offered exclusively in the book consists of a number of “private” chanting sessions with the author. Instead of being performances of chants for listening, the recordings make it seem as if Krishna Das himself is present for a one-on-one chanting session. The idea is for the listener to explore his or her own practice of chanting and develop a deepening connection with the entire chanting experience.
Sharing his heart through music and chanting is the basis of Krishna Das’ own spiritual work;his way of serving the Divine within himself and others.
In the winter of 1968, Krishna Das met Ram Dass, who had just returned from his first trip to India. After living and traveling with Ram Dass in the U.S., and hearing Ram Dass’ many stories about Maharaj-ji, Krishna Das traveled to India, where he was blessed to meet and stay with this extraordinary guru.
While living in India for almost three years, Krishna Das’ heart was especially drawn to the practice of Bhakti Yoga—the yoga of devotion. Fanning the flames of his inner longing, Maharaj-ji led him deeper and deeper into the practice of kirtan—chanting the Names of God. As an appointed pujari (priest) for the Durga temple in Maharaj-ji’s ashram in the foothills of the Himalayas, Krishna Das immersed himself in the worship of the Divine Goddess.
Krishna Das spent as much time as possible with Maharaj-ji over the years in India, opening himself to the flow of Grace and purifying his heart. Early in 1973, he was asked by Maharaj-ji to return to America.
Over the years Krishna Das has made numerous pilgrimages throughout India, meeting teachers and saints of many spiritual traditions on his quest to open and purify his heart. Living in jungles, in ashrams, and in holy places throughout India, he has had an opportunity to absorb the ancient truths that have been held by the Indian culture for thousands of years. He has studied Buddhist meditation practices with Anagarika Munindra and S.N. Goenka, and has been initiated into Tibetan Buddhist practices by lamas from various lineages.
Krishna Das has been chanting on a regular basis in yoga centers all over the world. He has taught with Ram Dass and sung for many saints and yogis here and in India.