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It has been a unique staycation. It started with 3 days on my Dad’s farm, which actually allowed for a complete decompression before returning to the city to move forward into a new reality. Yes the art of relaxation is to create that space of release and renewal.

But what continues that? Part of it is the Shadow/Soul/Self-work to release the energy sludge that holds us back, and letting our Chakra’s renew and burn it away as it leaves our system. This renews the spiritual self.

But what of our physical world? We live in a world that tells us we desperately need the newest, best, brightest! That our drive is the accumulation of belongings, money and wealth in such away. Yet what is wealth?

It begins with wholeness of character, that starts with passion, and knowing what you are meant to do in life. Then from there it is looking at our physical surroundings, yes these things have been useful in our life up to this point. But what is being kept simply out of duty? Out of tradition? Out of not knowing what that space would be like without that there?

For the release of the physical of things creates space and peace in our physical environments that becomes contagious to our own being. The question though is are we willing to peel the onion of our own homes, briefcases, purses, to see what can be found when that we simply have because that is what has already existed is released whether it is garbage, recycled, given to a non-profit or a thrift store…what does the face feel like now? what is new space saying about whom you are and how to use it? How comfortable are you to release the old? To allow the space to sit empty when it hasn’t been before?

What does how we keep our homes say about our inner self?

What happens when both are brought into a healthy vibration with one another?

Are you up for the challenge?

This week off has been quite productive in continuing a renewed life of simplicity and watching things that no longer serve us in the now go forward into the flow to bless others.

Are you ready to renew?

Operation Shocktober The Sequel 011

Operation Shocktober The Sequel 011 (Photo credit: Anonymous9000)

Unlike your college textbooks, this 2nd edition costs you nothing more. The first edition outlined some simple paths to see if the religious organization you have affiliated with is a cult, here are two more advanced ways to tell:

1) Forced tithing/giving/pleding – that is the group forces one to disclose how much they earn and then bullies/coerces into one giving 10-25% for “God‘s” work to the organization whether the individual can or not.

Pre-1970’s this type of shenanigan was more common, and was actually coupled with quite a bit of spiritual abuse from the pulpit of the hell fire and brimstone type that tied one’s giving to their ability to get into heaven (indulgences in pre-reformation Catholicism, pew purchasing in Protestantism which led to the “Free Church” movements).

2) Spying – Members befriend you to get information for the leadership to control you through bearing down on one’s self-worth. This monitoring and “friending” has become easier with the rise of blogs; Twitter; Linkedin; Pinterest and Facebook (to name a few) where individuals can be monitored and/or added to groups without one’s approval. This information is then forwarded on to see who is “inline” or not with the leadership.

3) This one is either a sign of a cult, or that your spiritual support is burnt out– everything must be ran by them and no one else.

Two more advanced points, but one needs to remember that with God there is no labels, there is no hierarchy…So please if you are involved with any religious organization that practices these 2nd edition extremes or those listed in yesterday’s article, RUN!

*If you have any events upcoming in your own church you wish us to share, please just forward them to us*

I am on Unity’s e-mail chain ( , but thought more people needed to know about these great learnings:

In this issue:

Sunday Service – Dec 30 – Burning Bowl Ceremony with Brenda Gibbs; Music: Anthony Burbidge

Upcoming Events at Unity: (Details Below)

  • Dec 27 – Thursday – Coffee House Concert with Amy Wood
  • Dec 29 – Saturday – Journey to Change
  • Jan 10 – Spiritual Intuition Class with Devi Parvati Dombkowski
  • Intuitive Spiritual Healing

Unity Church of Calgary

Weekly Sunday Service: 10 AM All Events & Services Location: 2035 – 26 A Street SW

403-242 8272 Facebook: Unity of Calgary

December 30, 2012

Speaker: Brenda Gibbs

Burning Bowl Ceremony

The Burning Bowl Ceremony is a time to relinquish anything that burdens your mind and, at the same time, identify those things in your life that you wish to occur in the coming year. It is also a time to forgive yourself and others in exchange for inner peace.
The ceremony will provide an ideal time to let go of things that no longer work in your life. We will encourage you to write on (special) paper, things, ideas and situations that you no longer wish to have power in your life-things you wish to release in the coming year. Then, you will be invited to symbolically cast your list to the eternal flame in the “burning bowl” and begin anew.
As the 2012 completes its cycle and 2013 is born, we have the opportunity to let go of false beliefs and illusions that do not serve our highest purpose, and open the way for new, fresh insights and inspiration. Through the purification process, symbolized by fire, you can release unwanted and limiting patterns such as fear, guilt and un-forgiveness, thereby creating space for new blessings.
The second part of the service allows us to call forth, from the creative divine matrix, whatever it is we are commanding into our lives, to create a clean, fresh start of our hopes and desires in the New Year. You will write a letter describing what you choose to experience in 2013 and the letter will be mailed back to you near the end of 2013.
We welcome you to end the old year and start this New Year with this freeing and moving experience in consciousness that opens the door to a greater you!


Special Music: Anthony Burbage


Upcoming Events at Unity

Dec 27 – 8 pm Coffee House Concert with Amy Wood

Coffee House with Calgary born musician Amy Wood.
Amy Wood is a classically trained singer and pianist who follows her love for writing little soulful tunes wherever it leads her. Her brand of refreshingly creative, soulful pop puts a new spin on what it is to be a singer-songwriter. Wood brings joyful folk and jazz influences together with raw conversational lyrics, and poignant simplicity to create the musical equivalent of the greatest conversation you’ve ever had with your best friend.
Follow what you love. Amywoodsings on Youtube.Instagram.Twitter.Facebook
Check out Amy’s music at
Join us for an evening of wonderful music, coffee and baked goods!
$5 minimum suggested Love Offering
Includes live music, coffee and a sweet treat.

Dec 29 – 7 pm Journey to Change with Kjarlune Rae

Saturday December 29th How to make New Years Resolutions that will STICK! You do not want to miss how to make 2013 WAY BETTER THAN 2012 was…The flow of loving our life comes from learning how. $20.00 at the door with either a fppd donation or money donation charity will be decided that night!!!!
The Unity Church
2035 – 26 A Street SW
come through the doors and turn right up the stairs.
Doors open @ 6:30pm with a 7:00pm start time, wrapping up around 9:00pm. See you there!
Be inspired to live your dreams, achieve all of your goals personal and professional while clearing your soul using the Law of Attraction and your soul family through a channeled bi weekly evening with Canada’s Top Clairvoyant Kjarlune Rae.
Cost $20 and non perishable food for the food bank, or $40 without.
Paying it forward to those in need is just one way The Universe sees our commitment to Loving our Lives and being thankful for our blessings.
Further info at That is the info in Journey to change angel and my tv show trailer is at

Jan 9 – 7 pm Intuitive Spiritual Healing with Richard Jelusich, Ph.D.

Dr. Jelusich is an author, teacher and gifted spiritual energy healer, experienced international speaker and ordained Reverend who has produced 22 episodes of Metaphysics 101 for educational television.  He has also developed a powerfully transformational 2-year, 18 level, Spiritual Healer’s Training for the Whole Human Being program, and has nearly 400 students and graduates in Canada and the U.S.
Intuitive Healing Nights
Wednesday November 28, 2012
Wednesday January 9, 2013
Wednesday January 23, 2013
Cost:  love offering
Time:  7:00-9:30pm
Registration:  no prior registration is required

Jan 10 – 7 pm Spiritual Intuition Class with Devi Parvati Dombkowski

This workshop will teach you how to expand your awareness to perceive more than you thought you could.
Perhaps you already have a natural ability and have always had a strong connection to your intuition. Opening and expanding all your spiritual senses will help to receive information more clearly and easily and you will trust what you are receiving.
Our spiritual senses mirror our physical senses and with practice, a keen sense of spiritual intuition can be cultivated. This class provides fun and easy methods to practice building your psychic abilities.  It includes simple meditation techniques to sharpen and expand your inner awareness of Clairvoyance, Clairaudience, and Clairsentience.
There are many benefits to strengthening your spiritual intuition:
•More confidence in your own intuitive abilities
•Awakening of your dormant senses
•Learning which psychic sense is your strongest and how to enhance it
•A stronger connection with your Higher Self and Spirit Guides
•You will experience more out of life as your physical senses are heightened when the spiritual senses are engaged
January 10, 2013
7 – 9:30pm
$35 per person / manual included
Pre-Registration Required by Tuesday, January 8, 2013
To Register Contact:
Pathways to Spirit Institute:
or  403-226-5442


JUNE 4 (MONDAY) @ 5:30 P.M.


Former MLA questions need for Alberta Party

Dave Taylor wonders if its time to ‘fold the tent’

CBC News

Posted: May 25, 2012 8:46 PM MT

Last Updated: May 25, 2012 8:51 PM MT

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The only person to ever sit as an Alberta Party MLA is raising questions about its future now that the Progressive Conservatives under Premier Alison Redford share the centre of the political spectrum.

“The Alberta Party’s values are now the Redford PC government’s values,” Dave Taylor wrote in a blog posting on Friday. “They stand for everything we stand for — and they’re in power. Who needs us?”

Former Alberta Party MLA Dave Taylor decided not to run in last month's provincial election. Former Alberta Party MLA Dave Taylor decided not to run in last month’s provincial election. (CBC)Taylor, a former Calgary Liberal MLA who joined the Alberta Party after spending time as an independent, decided not to run in the April 23 election, where the party failed to win any seats. He is calling on the party executive to let members have a free discussion about its future.

Now that the party no longer has an MLA in the Alberta legislature, it has lost a platform for building support, Taylor writes. He adds the party lacks the political knowledge and experience to convince Albertans to vote for them instead of the Tories.

“The Alberta Party has a big decision to make: Should we ‘fold the tent,’ or can we find a way to differentiate ourselves from the PCs?”

Taylor went public with his feelings one day before the party holds an event in Edmonton to thank candidates, volunteers and supporters for their efforts during the campaign.

Sue Huff ran for the Alberta Party in Edmonton-Glenora. She said Taylor is simply putting the issue out there for discussion.

“Dave is provocative. He always has been,” she said. “You know I think it’s good to ask yourselves the hard questions. We’re a party that has always embraced the hard questions and not shied away from that so I think that’s a perfectly legitimate question to ask.”.

As for Taylor, he writes that isn’t attending the event in Edmonton as he will be in Seattle on Saturday.

Musings Two Bits: This would be an excellent opportunity for the infrastructure and passion of these individuals to open talks to join in a merger with either the Alberta Liberals or Alberta NDP to strengthen the opposition/accountability voice of the government.

Friday, May 25, 2012
Some say her work is forbidden. Some might say it’s a complete waste of time. Others remain silent. But Julie Seltzer, one of a few women in history to write a complete Torah scroll, is just following her heart.

“My love of Torah led me to be a scribe,” she says.

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Glenn’s debate wrap-up video released – watch it now

Posted by Brian Thiessen 103pc on April 13, 2012 · Flag

Glenn_jeans_2.pngWatch Glenn share the Alberta Party‘s perspective on all of the debate questions.

During the televised leaders debate over 1700 Albertans followed Glenn’s live blog (read the transcript).  We’ve received tremendous feedback on our innovative and positive approach to participating in tonight’s debate – despite not being invited.

Immediately after the debate, Glenn and I filmed the Debate Wrap Up Video, where Glenn provides the Alberta Party’s responses to all of the questions raised in the debate.

Please share this video.

Since we didn’t have the opportunity to partcipate in the televised debate, we need your help to share this important video.  Please use the Facebook and Twitter buttons below to share this page.

It’s working! Our impact is growing every day.

All of our hard work is starting to pay off and the Alberta Party’s message is spreading faster than ever. With your continued help, we can make a huge impact in this election! Thank you for all of your support!

Brian Thiessen
President, Alberta Party

– Have you updated your profile image on Facebook and Twitter to show your support for the Alberta Party?  Visit our do-it-yourself campaign tools page to download a special Alberta Party profile image.

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Alberta Party written in Century Gothic, and a shield created by speech balloons, in three colours reminiscent of the coat of arms of Alberta's blue sky, green foothills, and gold wheat fields. Created from Alberta Party Leadership Convention 2011 documentation. Français : Logo du Parti de l'Alberta. Source: Alberta Party Leadership Convention 2011 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Acting Leader of the Alberta Party Sue Huff and Calgary-Currie MLA Dave Taylor. On January 24, 2011 Taylor became the first ever Alberta Party MLA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Acting Leader of the Alberta Party Sue Huff and Calgary-Currie MLA Dave Taylor. On January 24, 2011 Taylor became the first ever Alberta Party MLA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If a party can field as many candidates as the Alberta Party is during this election campaign…the media consortium should invite them to the debate:

A word about the televised leaders’ debate

Posted by Glenn Taylor 88.60pc on April 10, 2012 · Flag

As many of you know, the Alberta Party has been excluded from the televised leaders’ debate. The media consortium that controls the debate has a long established rule that requires a political party to have elected a member to the legislature under the party banner.  Under these rules, the Alberta Party does not qualify and the media consortium has refused to change their position.  Of course, this is very disappointing to the party, our suppporters and to me personally.

We will make sure that we are heard.

Of course we are not going to stand silently on the sidelines.  Through the use of technology, we will make sure that Albertans hear the Alberta Party perspective:

  • First, I will be live blogging my answers to the questions posed to the party leaders throughout the debate – from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, April 12.  Albertans can follow my answers live by logging into Alberta Party Debate Live Blog.
  • Second, within hours of the debate, the Alberta Party will release a Debate Wrap-Up Video where I will discuss the most important questions raised in the debate.

We need your help.

We need your help to get the word out about the Alberta Party Debate Live Blog and Debate Wrap-up Video.  Please forward this email to your friends and family and encourage them to follow my comments live on Thursday night or to subscribe to the Alberta Party email list (using the subscription box in the right column of this page) to get an email with the link to the wrap-up video.

Visit Glenn’s Live Blog page now and share the link with your friends on Facebook and your followers on Twitter.

Help us advertise online.

There is one other way you can help us get the word out.  Help us purchase some online advertising to promote the Alberta Party Debate Live Blog and Debate Wrap-Up Video.  If we can raise $5,000 in the next three days, we can make sure that more Albertans are aware of the blog and video.  Every donation – no matter how big or small – helps.

Please donate now.

With your help and support, we can make sure that the Alberta Party’s message is heard.

Glenn_jeans_5.pngGlenn Taylor
Leader, Alberta Party
Candidate, West Yellowhead

PS – Donations to political parties in Alberta receive generous tax credits. Your tax credit will be 75% of annual donations for the first $200, plus 50% of annual donations between $200 and $1100, plus 33 1/3% of annual donations between $1100 and $2300, to a maximum credit of $1000/year.  Take advantage of these generous tax credits by making a donation now.


Dear Colleagues and Friends:

Rev. Debra W. HaffnerThe Religious Institute is in the fight of our lives, and we need your help.
Please donate now!
On February 21, 2012, the Religious Institute received shocking news from its fiscal agent, Christian Community Inc., that it had ceased business operations, and that it was shutting down immediately. In its capacity as our fiscal agent since 2001, Christian Community Inc. was responsible for processing all donations to the Religious Institute as well as managing its financial obligations. We were notified that all of the Religious Institute funds already obtained for fiscal year 2012, and all of the Religious Institute reserves and fund balance, were gone. With the exception of $3800 in a bank account in Connecticut, the Religious Institute’s foundation monies and reserves for the end of 2011 and all of 2012 had been used by the fiscal agent.

We immediately severed all ties between the organizations.

We are pleased to announce, effective immediately, The Unitarian Church in Westport (TUCW) is the new fiscal agent for the Religious Institute. In this role, it will receive tax deductible donations to the Religious Institute. (I have served this congregation as a Community Minister since 2003, and I have been a member there since 1988.) Additionally, the Religious Institute has started the process of being recognized by the IRS as an independent nonprofit organization, and is managing its own finances, under TUCW’s supervision. Once the Religious Institute receives IRS recognition as an independent nonprofit organization, it will no longer need the services of TUCW.
The ministry of the Religious Institute will continue. We are open, working 15 hour days, and are committed to our ministry. The work of the Religious Institute is too important, too vital for us to do anything but continue. We have done great work, changing the landscape of how denominations, faith communities, seminaries, and clergy approach sexuality issues. If you are not familiar with our work, please go to our web site at
If you have ever considered supporting the Religious Institute, now is the time. In the past three days, we have begun to receive donations ranging from $1.45 from a seven-year-old to commitments from foundations. In total, we must raise $425,000 in the next three months to implement the plan for 2012 activities. I am confident we can do so.  Every donation, no matter the size, will have a profound effect on the Religious Institute.

If you support sexual health, education, and justice in faith communities and want to preserve the progressive religious voice in the public square on our shared issues, please make the most generous donation you can. A generous private donor has agreed to match every dollar until $10,000 that comes in from this appeal. Please ask your friends and colleagues to donate as well. Help us spread the word on Facebook and Twitter!

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Donations to the Religious Institute/TUCW are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Donations can be sent to the Religious Institute at 21 Charles Street, Suite 140, Westport, CT 06880, or can be made online at
Please pray for us. Your support will not only allow us to survive but once again thrive.
In faith,

Rev. Debra W. Haffner

PS Please make your donation TODAY. Any amount will be gratefully received. A donation will have never made such a difference.

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