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Increase Your Kindness Levels

5 February 2017 - 9:26pm

Due to that fact that we all so busy and have many things to accomplish in an average day, it’s sometimes necessary to remind ourselves to take the time to be kind to others. Your kindness will often be paid back with more kindness that makes your life easier, so being nice to others has double benefits!

Here are some ways to increase your kindness levels:

Listen better. Of course, you have your own stuff on your mind. Maybe you’re mentally rehearsing your list of things to do or wondering how on earth you’ll complete a project at work by next week. However, learning to focus on whoever is speaking shows good etiquette and that you’re actually interested in what they have to say.

Slow down. The pace you’re keeping can cause you to overlook the feelings of others. Pushing your way through or rushing by others appears a wee bit harsh not to mention rude and unkind.

Take an extra moment to help another person. If you notice a person is struggling to carry their bags at the grocery, say, “Let me get you a cart” and then do it. You never know when, sometime in the near future, you might benefit from the kindness of a stranger yourself.

Commit to yourself to be kind to others. Each morning when you arise, remind yourself of your personal promise to treat others nicely. When you keep the topic of kindness in the forefront of your mind by promising yourself to be nicer to others, you’re more likely to practice it regularly.

Ponder kindness. When you occasionally reflect on what kindness means to you, you’ll be better able to practice the virtue in your daily life. Consider how closely patience and kindness are related: in order to be kind, you’ve likely got to be patient with others, no matter what else is going on in your own life.

Being kind to others is an easy quality to practice. It doesn’t take a lot of work or effort. However, if you apply the suggestions above, you’ll see yourself as one of the kindest people you’ve ever known. When you keep kindness in your heart, you attract it back like a shining beacon in the dark.

Moira Hutchison

Mindfulness Coach, Tarot Card Reader & Energy Healer

613.432.1239  ~

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Opening Your Mind With Hypnotherapy

5 February 2017 - 9:22pm

When people have experienced particularly difficult events in their lives they can carry pain around as a constant reminder of the past. When you are unable to accept difficult events in your life you will not be able to move forward and live a happy and productive life. For many people, these events are kept at bay and they wear blinders to protect themselves from remembering or sharing difficult times and memories. Although they might even undergo therapy to help them overcome their past challenges they might still find it difficult to express the more traumatic events and therefore their therapy is less effective.

Discovering Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy gives you the chance to open your mind and reach into your deepest memories. When undergoing hypnotherapy services, Ottawa Counselling Services clients are truly able to get in touch with their selves and find freedom from their past. You will be able to finally open up and share the memories you have always wanted to remember but were subconsciously blocking. The beauty of hypnosis is that it does not allow a therapist to maintain control over your mind and force you to explore areas of your memory you are avoiding. Instead it acts as a guide to open your mind and discover the areas you wish to explore.

This article was written by:

Richard M. Haney, M.Ed., Ph.D. (Counselling and Mediation)

Richard has been practicing Wholistic Counselling, Coaching, Hypnotherapy and Mediation for the past 25 years in Ottawa.

To contact Richard please call (613) 234-5678 or send an e-mail to:

An Innovative Twist on Crowdfunding

5 February 2017 - 9:19pm

Introducing an Exciting New Fundraising Model for Health & Wellness Practitioners, Spiritual Entrepreneurs, Peace Builders, and Visionary Creators

We are living in a rapidly changing environment wherein the old ways of doing things no longer work. Depleting jobs, increased entrepreneurship, and the restraints imposed by financial, health and social systems, all call for creative ways to address humanity’s basic needs. Crowdfunding is to finance what Uber is to taxis. These innovative technologies help empower individuals by eliminating dependency on traditional systems. Crowdfunding/crowdsourcing has become a new way to meet global financial needs.

Donation crowdfunding is a means to fund a project by raising small amounts of donations from a large number of people. Of the several platforms on the market, Crowdfunding International (CFI) stands tall as a pioneering new model that uses a holistic approach.

The system is designed by embracing the positive elements from a number of successful business models and practices, and converting them to a Donation-based Crowdfunding platform. This ‘people-helping-people’ platform allows you to raise funds on a continual basis without any limitation or restriction, permitting you to move from one project to another uninterrupted.

In contrast to conventional crowdfunding models, with CFI there are NO ongoing fees and NO long exhaustive campaigns or pleading for money. The system allows members to support one another and equitably fund all projects, thereby CREATING A STRONG AND VIBRANT COMMUNITY. It acknowledges that each participant, as part of the whole community, contributes to the system (big or small) in their own unique way. Those who are attracted to this platform will recognize the program’s key inherent quality: by helping others fund their dream, I am funding mine as well.

In closing, the abundance mindset that is built into the Crowdfunding International system beautifully compliments our modern era of spiritual growth, and being all inclusive, also acknowledges the needs of the less fortunate. Reflecting these noble human ideals, a branch office has opened in Kenya in order to address the pressing needs of the African continent. In essence, the CFI platform is helping to transform lack (or poverty) consciousness into the energy of abundance, consistent with humanity’s ongoing journey of expanding consciousness.

Come and learn how a community of 40,000+ are transforming their lives with an innovative, new crowdfunding model. Please join us at 7pm Feb 18, Feb 22 or March 4 for a FREE info session. Limited seating. Reserve your space at

By Pesi Shroff, Golden Light Therapies; VP Ottawa West Holistic Chamber of Commerce.


5 February 2017 - 8:55pm

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23 January 2017 - 1:39am

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A New Wave of Spirit Communication

21 January 2017 - 11:29pm

Over the past several years there have been an increasing number of people who are becoming awakened to their own psychic and mediumistic abilities. During the past hundred years advances in spiritual sciences have really defined the differences between “psychic” reading and “mediumistic” reading. With many advancements in techniques of connecting with and communicating with Spirit there have been great lines drawn in the sand that have brought a great amount of duality and polarity to spiritual practice separating mediumship readings from psychic readings. Mediumship for many years was defined solely as the communication with departed human souls and then expanded again to include other types of divine beings whereas psychic reading was defined as the sensing of non-physical information often about events within the physical world. These classifications originated at a time where conventional sciences were making great advancements as well in the qualification and quantification of all different aspects of the physical world and so the pioneers in the spiritual, or transpersonal, arts and sciences began to adapt the same process of research. This was a necessary step in

beginning to understand the nature of Spirit at an academic, theoretical and philosophical level. The drawback here is that this categorization of different experiences of consciousness had left little room for a gray zone and it’s often the gray zone that holds the most potential. This lead to a false perception that bringing through people’s loved ones was somehow an elite extension of psychic phenomena. In reality the refinement of both skills are necessary for healing through message work as mediumship happens using our psychic senses and both styles of readings are truly one and the same as all is guided by Spirit.

The true nature of mediumship is not as supernatural as it is natural. We are innately divine and connected multidimensionally with all aspects of divinity around us. At a subconscious level we are in constant communication with the Source. The process of mediumship development is becoming consciously aware of this connection and asking questions that lead to an understanding of how you are already receiving divine communication. If we can understand the Source and the Spirit as aspects of our everyday physical lives, we can then understand that the spark of Source within all things is in constant communication with all other places that Source exists – within all dimensions.

The importance of developing psychically for the process of mediumship is to train our senses to interpret the communication that is already happening. The basis of providing a reading through mediumship is adding intention to receive and perceive on behalf of somebody else. Those born with a natural awareness of this process often have these experiences happening right from their younger years and for them the development of their natural gift can emerge more easily into the talent and skill of healing through the giving of messages from Spirit.

The most interesting thing about the last few years is that huge amounts of people are beginning to have profound experiences and at a global level this has created huge strives forward in this work. The amount of development that would go into the refining of spiritual gifts over a given length of time has reduced and people are able to open up with a lot less effort. There is no doubt that the world is beginning to change (again) and the process of ascension is shifting. In 2012, and the years leading up to it, people experienced huge physical, mental and emotional changes and people began talking about “symptoms of ascension” which were very characteristic changes that sensitive people were going through. The changes now are seen as energetic and people are easily sensing shifts and changes in the world’s energetic atmosphere. With that shift has come huge expansions of understanding as very high vibrational energy integrates into what has always been a very physically inclined world.

Throughout this shift the previous lines that were drawn between different types of experiences have become blurred allowing for more of a gray zone. What mediumship was classified as for many, many years is beginning to expand to include more than just communication with passed on loved ones steeped  in survival evidence (the details about somebody’s life on earth that prove that the human spirit survives death). We are rapidly accepting all types of divine expression that go towards the healing of humanity, both individually and collectively, as authentic spirit communication which is in turn yielding even more profound experiences of healing and oneness. The beautiful thing about this is that the more commonplace these phenomena become the more we can heal from them and the more that people can become awakened as all people, by our very human nature, are mediums.

Through the process of mediumship we are bringing heaven onto earth through our gifts and the service that we provide and with the beautiful expansions and advancements in human consciousness our earth is changing and with that change comes a new wave of healing as we awaken to the ever–expanding possibilities of Spirit.

Matthew Stapley is a legally ordained Spiritualist minister, lecturer and survival evidence psychic-medium in full time practice. He has been interviewed countless times in mainstream media outlets and was the past host of two television series. In addition to readings he teaches classes in mediumship development every Wednesday evening. He believes that all people are gifted.

This Is Your Time To Thrive: 

21 January 2017 - 10:49pm

How The Evolutionary Method Mastery Program Can Heal Your Body & Nourish Your Soul

Modern living has brought us a myriad of conveniences.  It’s also introduced more chemicals, toxins and unhealthy food than any other time in history.  To top it off, because of our convenienced, fast-past world, we’re also pretty stressed out.

But we don’t have to live with modern-world consequences and illnesses.  We can nurture our bodies and minds in ways that set us apart from the masses of stressed out, dis-eased sufferers.

As a body intuitive and seer, our work together zeros in on nutritional deficiencies and emotional turbulence so that they can be healed.  We work also with ancestral diet in order to bring your body and mind back to its default setting:  Vibrancy.

We were meant to thrive and live with freedom.  We were meant to eat certain macronutrients.  Our bodies want to move in a certain fashion.  In fact, they’re literally aching for it.

After two and a half million years our genetics became accustomed to eating wild game (and their organs), fish, seafood, plants (and lots of them), fruit and nuts and seeds.

According to Loren Cordain, PhD, a professor and author of The Paleo Diet, “Although evolution is an ongoing process for all living people, their genome is a result of past events in the generations of humans who came before them.  Only 330 human generations have come and gone since the development of agriculture. Before this time, all humans on the planet made their living as hunter-gatherers. Although a number of genetic changes have occurred since the agricultural revolution, the majority of the human genome has resulted from the environment of our hunter-gatherer ancestors and earlier.”

What does this mean for us?  Put simply, it means that our bodies and brains are not recognizing the foods that we’re putting into them.  An example of this would be refined sugar.

Our hunter-gatherer ancestors may have gotten handfuls of ‘sugar’ in the form wild blueberries or raspberries, when they were in season, a month or two out of the year.  We, on the other hand, eat sugar with most meals, and then in between meals.  Not only is this sugar a far cry from the wild berries that our ancestors consumed, but it’s highly refined, genetically modified and wrapped up in chemical-laden, food-like products.

Our genetically predisposed bodies can only handle so much foreign matter.  After a while, they’ll start to rebel.

To add to all of this, we live with non-stop distraction.  Our smart phones, tablets and even our watches have us jumping and hyper-responsive.  And we’re just not shutting down.

But there’s an upside to this…

When we give our bodies the foods that our ancestors survived on for millions of years (without pesticides or modification) than they begin to work really, really well again.  They thrive.  They think well.  They move better.  They look amazing.

Healthy bodies beget sound sleeps; sharper brains; happier emotions; a sense that we can do anything.

We can learn why some of us feel that we need distraction from ourselves and learn to get comfortable in our own skin again.  We can calm down, be with ourselves and love our own company.

If you feel like it’s time for a change; a new start; a healthy body; a relaxed and healed mind and soul; this program may be the fire-starter that unveils the you that’s been waiting to be expressed.

For more information about this life-changing, one on one program, please don’t hesitate to contact me for a free, 20 minute chat.

By Ann Jarvis

of The Nourished Soul

(613) 218-6899


21 January 2017 - 10:19pm

Channelled by Lisa Virtue

Remaining true to oneself can be a challenge. The idea that you are allowed, capable, or that it is more than a selfish expression is beyond the reach of many.  The view of what it means to be true to yourself is the part that, when shifted, allows the true meaning and understanding of how this is beneficial to all to come forth.

In the season of giving there is a focus on ensuring others are finding their happiness, while enjoying what is being offered to you.  The giving and receiving is highlighted.  Yet during the rest of the year, many find receiving beyond reach.  How many parents feel that they must put every need of the child and family before theirs?  This seems like the least selfish and most magnanimous way to be.  Showing you care so much for them you put yourself on the back burner.  Some people use this for their business as well.  The business is the focus of their giving and everything must go to that.  That all attention and energies be devoted to promoting and growing and working at their business… beyond themselves and sometimes beyond their families and everything else.  As we state this, some of you will see that this is not healthy, while others will say, “Yes this devotion is what’s needed to achieve the dreams and goals that I have.”  Different perspectives.

What we wish to offer for contemplation is the idea that in essence you’re already perfect.  Meaning the spirit, the soul, your true being has no need for validation. It has the full love of the Universe, and is part of love itself.  The shift in perception we mentioned at the beginning is recognizing that you don’t need to prove anything.  This simple understanding relieves so many things when applied to the troubles and traumas and dilemmas of life.

Your inner peace comes with recognizing there is nothing you need to be.  This helps you let go of all external influence, as you can tell yourself, “I am already loved, loving and part of love itself.  There is nothing I need to do to prove that.” If there is nothing that you need to prove, how would that change what you do? How you see others? What you would feel life is for?

And do you see, Dear Ones, that as you come to accept yourself in this loving way, the fear of being judged is not held valuable to you any longer? Express your joy and what feels right to you from a state of love.  As you release resistance to yourself, the resistances you encounter must also fade away.

What you offer comes from a place of loving acceptance instead of an obligation to the world. Finding balance will allow healthier ways for all.  Choosing a business and your focus with it from a state of enjoyment is inspired. Needing to be the best or earn the most or work the hardest to show that you are valuable is not necessary.  Let your joy be funnelled in to what you do.  Let your passion lead you.  You will more naturally find the balance in your life because it is what feels right to you.  It feels healthy; it feels good.

There is nothing you need to prove Dear Ones.  You are loving and you are loved completely.  Use this thought in your everyday to notice where you may be unconsciously coming from a sense of needing to prove.  Changing the underlying thought is an effective way of transforming your life into a healthy balance.

Be at peace in your hearts with yourself Dear Ones.  You are loved.


The Greater Selves of Each of You.

Lisa Virtue is a channel and energy healer who also teaches others to communicate with their guides and angels.  She provides an opportunity to go deep and clear the beliefs that have been negatively impacting your life. If you are feeling the need for a shift, make an appointment with Lisa to address the roots and shift the understanding.


Tribute to Louis Richard Batzler

21 January 2017 - 9:23pm

I am honoured to respectfully share this tribute to Rev. Dr. Louis Richard Batzler  (1922-2016), who I contacted in 1980. Richard was a serene, selfless and considerate person, who cared and had love and compassion for others. He made a significant difference to my personal development during my transformative spiritual journey.

Richard was educated in the USA and received his MA and PhD degrees in History, and also graduated as an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. His ministry included many roles, such as a pastor of churches, chaplain in colleges, hospitals and hospices; teacher and counsellor; and, service roles in industry and federal government.

He was a Past President of two notable interfaith organizations: Spiritual Frontiers Fellowship International, and its academic affiliate – The Academy of Religion and Psychical Research. Richard was also the author of 11 books; a poet of  about 1,500 poems (published after 1995); and, a truth-oriented researcher who produced numerous journal articles, book reviews, and audio-cassettes which dealt mainly with the spiritual life, health/healing, suicide, death and grief. Obviously, Richard was a very busy man.

When I first contacted him, I was going through a very difficult spiritual journey, since I was having an intense and prolonged kundalini energy experience (1968-89). I desperately appealed for help to many clerics of different denominations and health professionals (psychologists and psychiatrists). Richard, however, was the only non-judgemental samaritan who listened to my plight and helped me to survive. He saved my life, and kindly treated me thereafter as his own son.    

In 1990, I created Spiritual Frontiers Canada (SFC), an open-minded educational forum to explore the frontiers of religion and science. Without Richard’s assistance, however, SFC would not have lasted for too long. SFC prospered because he fully supported my initiative, by sending me boxes and boxes of books/materials, which in turn contributed to SFC’s development, promotion and success. Richard travelled from North Carolina to Ottawa Ontario twice to present public talks/workshops to SFC members. He counselled me over the years about my research on “Truality”(, up to the remaining months of  his life. He also did all this without any thought of financial reward.

In addition to helping me create SFC,  Richard made a difference in that because of his thoughtful and sanguine advice, I was able to lead SFC successfully for about a dozen years. One indicator of the success involved was that during the 1990s, over 10,000 persons attended SFC public talks, workshops and socials in Ottawa. Presently, SFC is still active, (www.spiritual, and I continue to participate in its activities.

Relative to my personal passion for music, Richard also made another much-appreciated difference in restoring my self-confidence that still continues. Although I was trained as a classical piano-accordianist for ten years, my zeal to play music declined during the kundalini experience, Richard enthusiastically encouraged me however to share my music again. As a result, I returned to and still actively musically play my happy piano-accordian to lead singalongs with those in hospitals, nursing homes, senior citizen retirement residences, churches, synagogues, veterans’ groups, and various ethnic groups. Overall, I have been doing so for over sixty years in about a dozen countries.      

I feel that Rev. Batzler was, is, and always will be the most genuine spiritually-minded person I ever met.  In retrospect, I am still amazed that it did not matter to him what my religious background was, since he never asked me whether I was raised Catholic or Protestant. I am grateful that I was blessed by the Creator, who sent a remarkable angel in human form to be a role model of service to me when I most needed it.

George J. V. Kokich. Founder, Spiritual Frontiers Canada

From the Kitchen to the Cosmetic Counter

21 January 2017 - 9:16pm

Yogurt (unflavoured) is considered very healthy for the body as it is an excellent source of protein, calcium and potassium along with numerous vitamins and minerals while being low in calories.It also has a lot of skin benefits! Because it contains live culture along with lactic acid (helps hydrate the skin), zinc and other minerals and enzymes in it, your skin will be glowing after use.

To make a natural scrub at home with yogurt, mix two tbsp. of yogurt with 1 tbsp. of oats. Exfoliate your skin with this mixture in small circular motion rinse and pat dry.

Apple cider vinegar (ACV) is amazing both inside the body and out. When used as a hair rinse, it will balance the acid mantle on the scalp (the acid mantle helps protect the scalp against infection), which can help with itchiness and dandruff. It also balances your hair’s pH.

On the skin, ACV helps with any sort of bacterial infection (include pimples). You can use it as an astringent, by soaking a washcloth/cotton pad in diluted ACV and applying it to your face. Or, you can simply dab it right onto blemishes to dry them out and heal them.

It even reduces the pain of a sunburn!

Everyone seems to be using coconut oil to cook with, but did you know its antibacterial properties make it great for skin care? It also is an excellent moisturizer for the skin, as it has a high capacity for retaining moisture. You’ll also smell like you’ve been on a tropical holiday!

As a natural treatment for blemishes, coconut oil can be used as a mask. Simply steam the face (you can do this by putting your face above a bowl of steaming water with a towel over top to make a tent and retain the steam/heat) for a couple of minutes, then apply a thin layer of coconut oil, leave for a couple of minutes, and then wipe off.

Coffee! Did you know that the caffeine in coffee can benefit your skin?! Caffeine actually has anti-inflammatory properties which can help with redness and inflammation of the skin. It may also help with dark circles under the eyes by reducing inflammation and puffiness, while making your eyes feel more awake. Caffeine also occurs in some teas, so a nice eye compress with some wet, cool tea bags may help your appearance and energy.

Of course, if you are cooking with good quality oils, they can also be used ont eh skin. Vegetable oils contain a number of vitamins and minerals which can help your dry skin during these winter month. Apply olive oil, for example, on your skin as soon as you have lightly towelled off from the shower. You can even use it to remove makeup.

There are a lot of other ingredients you may find in your kitchen cupboards which can have beneficial effects on the body- these are just a few suggestions.

©2017 Heather Garrod is a Certified Aromatherapist and owner of Planet Botanix at 301 Bank St in Centretown. The store also contains a wellness clinic and workshop where she leads DIY bodycare courses monthly. 613.567.4444

BodyTalk: What Stops You?

21 January 2017 - 1:36pm

Now is your time. The time to create what you want in your life; to express the fullness of who you are; to let the world benefit from all that is you. Now is the time to rise up and to live your soul’s desires; to release the limiting physical symptoms, pain and mental/emotional beliefs that have compromised your life’s expression until now.

BodyTalk energy therapy can help us to facilitate this process by bringing mental/emotional/physical patterns into awareness, suggesting changes to the way that your body and mind organizes its information and then, creating enhanced lines of communication between all parts and systems so that they can heal themselves.

BodyTalk efficiently and effectively addresses a wide variety of symptoms, including: trauma, gut-brain communication issues, structural misalignments, poor circulation, immunocompromised conditions, endocrine and digestive disorders, headaches, genetic diseases, learning difficulties, depression, anxiety, loss of purpose/direction, spiritual disconnect, etc.

Welcome to your symptom-free, empowered and liberated life. Now is your time.

Jaya’s BodyTalk sessions have quickly become a cornerstone on my healing journey. I am continuously amazed at the depth of transformation that occurs within each and every session. Never before have I experienced the benefits of therapy so immediately, nor so efficiently as I do during and after BodyTalk sessions. My health is improving tremendously and I am experiencing more joy and well-being in my life now than ever before. Jaya has a warm and joyful energy that has made me feel completely comfortable and able to receive the gift of this powerful medicine. BodyTalk has revolutionized my life. THANK YOU, Jaya!!

~ Heather, Artist, Ottawa

For more information and/or to book a BodyTalk session, please visit Jaya’s website at: and/or, or email her at:

Jaya Hollohan MA is a Certified Advanced Parama BodyTalk Practitioner, Cranial Sacral, Lymphatic Drainage, Mindfulness Life Coach, Reiki II Practitioner, a Hatha Yoga Teacher and is currently studying Peter Levine PhD’s Somatic Experiencing Professional Training. She is Author of the book: “Who We Are When We Thrive: Remembering Happiness and Rediscovering Health”, as well as other conscious media. Jaya is able to provide insurance receipts for her clients accepted by most insurance companies.

Creating Abundance: Spiritual Secrets for a Successful New Year

20 January 2017 - 11:24pm

What do you think of when you hear the word “abundance”? Money? Love? A large circle of friends and family? While you can apply the concept of abundance to all of those aspects of your life, the essential meaning of abundance is that you are happy with who you are and no external event or situation—whether good or bad—can add or subtract from that happiness.

Abundance is a way of thinking and living, even when you have less money, love, or support than you would like. Life delivers a continually changing set of circumstances. Living in abundance can give you a constant source of stability that isn’t based on external things, but you must change your perspective and believe in all the potential that lies within your reach. Abundance is a state of mind. It can’t be lost, taken, or bestowed on you. It is about what brings you joy and fulfillment, not about what you have.

The key essence of true abundance is happiness.

The beginning of a new year is a time of great opportunity; a most important time to plant seeds for the future and to let go of the past and be inspired about the possibilities of the future.

True abundance is much more than financial wealth and physical comforts. True abundance includes your health, your relationships, your emotions, your intelligence, your spiritual journey, and every aspect of your life.

Financial abundance can be lost, but true abundance can never be taken from you. True abundance brings happiness and joy. If you suffer from lack in any area of your life, you do not enjoy true abundance. You will not have true happiness and lasting joy.

Learn the spiritual secrets behind true abundance. Align your thoughts, speech, activities, behaviours, attitudes, and beliefs with true abundance. Release lack in your life and maintain the greatest flourishing and success with true abundance.

True flourishing and abundance begins with love, joy, and inner peace. Bring profound healing and transformation to release past pain and bring Divine light into your heart and soul to bless the New Year.

Master Lynda Chaplin is a Divine Channel and Worldwide Representative of Dr. and Master Sha. Join Master Lynda to learn the spiritual secrets behind true abundance—see ad below for details. For more information, contact Master Lynda at 647.654.7711 or


20 January 2017 - 2:58pm

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20 January 2017 - 2:56pm

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Do You Want a Balanced 2017?

19 January 2017 - 1:29pm

We are being blasted with more and more EMF Pollution (Electrical Magnetic Frequencies). To name a few: smart meters on our homes, Wi-Fi in our schools, antennas on top of all our apartments, cellphone towers in our city’s and parks, power towers in public school parking lot (1300 Kitchener Ave.), everybody on their iPhones in the buses on the way to and from work.

Check out TAKE BACK YOUR POWER by Josh De Sol to find out how smart meters are slowly killing us.

Peter Webb from Kemptville has developed over 30 years, a Electro Magnetic System that has balanced homes, farms and businesses all over North America with great success.

Magnetic fields flow across the surface of the earth and attach themselves to electrical wiring, water pipes and steel beams in our living and working spaces.

These fields act as carriers for electrical, chemical, and other toxins stored in our environment. These pollutants are carried to the cellular level therefore causing fatigue.

The 60 cycles of electricity inhibit the pituitary gland affecting the bodies ability to release hormones such as Melatonin that helps us to sleep more deeply without the release of melatonin, out sleep patterns are interrupted.

How does the balancing system work?

The clay in the bottom and on the top and the crystals in the middle draw in magnetic fields and send them out of a balanced state that benefits the immune system, therefore improving sleep and energy systems.

Two units are required to balance a living or working quarters. One unit must be placed on or near the electrical panel, the second unit at the other end of your location. More balancers are required for a larger location (school, car dealerships, farms).

Check out Revitalizer (Black Box) at  CLONING NATURE

Special Water Treatment System for homes with energy balls and one filter $1700, installed

Our EMF Balance Package: 2 home balancers, 1 car balancer, 1 Gold Energy Card with Zero Point Energy with Heart Reg. $575, now $450.  ~


Energy Exchange Presentation first Friday of every month at the Ottawa Citizen Bldg. behind Ikea, 7:00 pm (by donation). Hall is balanced for the evening come out and feel the difference.


PATHWORK: The spiritual and practical meaning of ‘Let go, let God’

19 January 2017 - 1:09pm

by Natalie Morisset

My kitty wasn’t well.

He of the usually voracious appetite had been eating less and less. I felt concerned, so I took him to the vet. An examination didn’t turn up anything obvious, and neither did lab tests. We could only guess at what was ailing him.

I was frustrated and despondent. I felt I should be ‘doing’ more, but I didn’t know what. After a few days, I realized that because I felt this way, I just wanted the situation to go away. Yes, I knew that my cat was old; yes, I knew that eventually he would decline and die, and I realized that this decline might be happening right now. But beyond this intellectual acceptance of what must eventually happen and might even already be happening, I didn’t truly accept the current situation in my heart. I didn’t want to be at a loss for what to do. So I secretly resented the whole situation and wished it would go away. I was afraid of what it might ask of me.

I felt stuck.

Fortunately, I was in the process of reading Pathwork Guide Lecture 213, “The Spiritual and Practical Meaning of ‘Let Go, Let God’ ”, which reminded me that I was keeping myself stuck by insisting that the situation unfold differently from what was actually happening. Once I realized this, I had the opportunity to choose how I really wanted to be with this situation.

I decided to let go of holding on to how things ‘should’ unfold, and I surrendered into how they actually were and whatever might come next.

Immediately, I stopped feeling frustrated, and soon some ideas for next steps came to me. And I stopped seeing my beloved cat as the symbol of my frustration, and was able to truly see and love him, just as he was.

This story may not seem like it is of great spiritual significance. But Lecture 213 tells us that “it is exactly in this ‘insignificant’ area that the key can be found to the confusions and conflicts which make it impossible to actually apply the great spiritual truths to your daily life.”

The way in which I felt stuck around my cat’s illness is a beautiful illustration of the attitude that says, in the words of the lecture, “I can only be happy if so and so does thus and thus or if life responds in no other way than I determine.” According to this attitude, letting go of this insistence would mean to “have to settle for unhappiness and unfulfillment.” Why? Because this attitude implies a mistrust of God, of life. The ‘little ego’ is trusted instead, and used as a weapon against a negative vision of the universe.

I had to explore and understand the attitude I rigidly was holding on to so that I could let it go and replace it with faith that things would somehow work out even if I relinquished control. That leap of faith enabled me to be fully present with myself and with a companion that I loved and wanted to support. It allowed me to be receptive to what was truly happening in the moment, and to my inner guidance.

Such a leap of faith can be very difficult to even contemplate.

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Mary Anne Bourque is a Pathwork Helper in Ottawa.

A New Year…Resolve to Love

18 January 2017 - 4:34pm

By Barbara Simpson

As we turn the calendar and look to a new year, we mentally review the past year’s accomplishments, the things we pushed aside that didn’t get done, our new relationships and those that were lost.  We perform an analysis of what was, what served us and usually how we can improve on the many aspects of our lives where we believe there to be weakness. For many, this self-analysis can be a critical one, and it invokes a determination to ‘do better’ and ‘be better’.  The New Year Resolutions lists are created…

How many of us do you think actually look back over the year and are at peace with their accomplishments?  How many are content in their relationships, are pleased with their bodies, their jobs, and where they are right here and now?  I doubt very few are actually content, and love themselves exactly as they are.  Very few have not created ‘lists’ to do better, do be better, and in doing so feel the need to strive towards a higher level of accomplishment in order to be pleased with themselves.  Our human conditioning constantly pushes us towards higher levels of personal achievement, of establishing ourselves in this ever-changing world in which we live, and in striving to find or create the perfect relationships with our friends, co-workers  and family.

When we complete our review from the place of our human conditioning, we tend to look through critical eyes, through the eyes of self-judgement, and feel the need to ‘improve’ somehow.  We forget that life is a journey to be relished and enjoyed every step along the way.  We forget that we are so much more than our accomplishments or acquisitions.  We are, after-all, pure spirit living a human experience, not human living a spiritual existence.  Every single moment of our life has meaning and purpose.  We are after-all, eternal beings experiencing the human condition in physical form.  We are a Divine spark, a Divine child of GOD.  We are of source, of the light.  Our humanness is only a small part of who we fully are.  What we do with our time here on earth, is as we choose every step of the way.  It is up to us to remember our perfection and embrace every aspect of ourselves, learning and growing in light and LOVE throughout our time here.  Only by choosing to ‘un-plug’ from our human condition, and by truly loving ourselves here and now, exactly as we are, and by recognizing our uniqueness and strengths, can we find Peace throughout the year(s) ahead.

When we truly love ourselves, we are no longer critical (of ourselves or others), and are content with what is at any given moment.  We recognize the blessings in our lives.  The self-imposed pressure of being ‘better’ dissolves.  The JOY seeps in, and we shift into a higher vibration.  We begin to see the miracles around us.  This shift in vibrational reality attracts more loving relationships into our lives, and more of what we are and project.

So, instead of a ‘critical’ review, why not simply resolve to fall in LOVE with yourself this New Year?  Why not turn your list of resolutions into a list of what aspects of yourself and of your life you love most and are most Grateful for?  You may just find yourself inclined to eat better and get outdoors more, find the job that is more satisfying, and treat others the way you now treat yourself, thereby naturally attracting more harmonious relationships.  And…you may find yourself letting go of people and situations that no longer feel right, that no longer serve the new ‘you’.  Resolve to simply LOVE, and see what happens.