CCL Insights
Center for Creative Living Newsletter
Vol. 03 Pg. 34
1460 Koll Cir., Ste C
San Jose, CA 95112
In This Issue
Doti/MAH will answer your question
Rev. Doti Boon
CCL Mission Statement
List of Sunday Services
World Peace Meditation
This Sunday's Service
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Classes at CCL
Gentle Yoga

     Sunday Celebration is from 10:00 to 11:30 am. Dress is casual and kids are welcome. Spiritual energies, food, hugs and music are lovingly available!

     Min. Carolyn Keyes and Rev. Janet Childs will accompany Rev. Doti Boon during meditation.

NEW! Doti/MAH will answer your pressing question in the next edition of CCL Insights. Send one question to and we will print MAH's response. And, it's FREE!

Doti Thanksgiving 

Center for Creative Living pastor
Rev. Doti Boon


 The California Psychic

 offers insight into a person's future, present and past lives to provide direction and support. Through her spirit guide Mah, she has given readings to thousands who seek enlightenment. Her psychic counseling, warmth and sense of humor are appreciated by all.


Doti has been teaching beginning and advanced metaphysics, planned metaphysical trips, managed fund raising events and metaphysical fairs for the past 30 years.

Center for Creative Living

Mission Statement:


We proclaim and affirm the spiritual nature of all faiths, religions and creeds. Our vision is to co- create spiritual communities of love, trust, integrity, and mutual respect which embrace our diversity, celebrate the oneness of the human spirit, serve the well-being of the human family and honor the sanctity of all creation. We accept that God is the moving spirit in all and the loving essence of the universe.

Sunday Celebrations

Sept. 8: "New Beginnings" with Rev. Anne Corbin.
     As we know - life is an adventure and sometimes we stumble. However, we can all pick ourselves up and start anew Every day, hour, minute and second can be a brand new beginning. Rev. Anne will have just returned from a fantastic spiritual trip to the Hawaiian Islands, and will share her remarkable experiences and "New Look" at life the day before her birthday!
Sept. 15: "Edgar Cayce"
Who was America's Sleeping Prophet? The Miracle Man of Virginia Beach gave 14,000 medical and spiritual readings before his passing in 1945. Fresh from conferring with Cayce's grandson, Rev. Lynn Rogers, MA assisted by Healer Practitioner Kristopher Miller share Cayce concepts for today. Past life, soul development, prophesy and health principals have helped seekers around the world. Mini readings and healings to follow. Rogers took her graduate degree at Cayce's Atlantic University. Her related books, Edgar Cayce and the Eternal Feminine, The Rainbow's Daughter and Shadow Over the Beach are featured at Cayce conferences and will be available after service.
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2013 Peace Meditation
Third Monday of every month from 7 to 8:30 pm, at CCL, September 16,
facilitated by Rev. April Lussier and inspirational music by Rev. Janet Childs.
To be of service is an honor
 This Sunday at CCL

 "Would Jesus be a Christian?"

with Rev. Donna Zehner

 Donna at potium

Rev. Donna discusses the paths of Jesus' Earthly experiences.


Birthdays are always exciting. This 75th year is no different, lots of new and adventurous incidents; having dinner in San Francisco with my grand-kids - Miranda, Dylan and Brian, seeing the musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert taking my driving license, running around getting ready for tomorrow's party and - almost having my car towed. Had to talk nicely to the man and ask my angels to help me, and, it worked! While I was doing all of this, I was sent the following article that really made me stop and think about how we look at folks who take care of our national treasures.

Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

1. How many steps does the guard take during his walk across the tomb of the Unknowns and why?
Answer: 21 steps. It alludes to the twenty-one gun salute which is the highest honor given any military or foreign dignitary.
2. How long does he hesitate after his about face to begin his return walk and why?
Answer: 21 seconds for the same reason as answer number 1
3. Why are his gloves wet?
The gloves are moistened to provide a tighter fit and to prevent losing his grip on the rifle.
4. Does he carry his rifle on the same shoulder all the time and, if not, why not?
He carries the rifle on the shoulder away from the tomb. After his march across the path, he executes an about face and moves the rifle to the outside shoulder.
5. How often are the guards changed?
Guards are changed every thirty minutes, twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year.
6. What are the physical requirements of the guard?
For a person to apply for guard duty at the tomb, he must be between 5' 10' and 6' 2' tall and his waist size cannot exceed 30.
     They must commit 2 years of life to guard the tomb, live in a barracks under the tomb, and cannot drink any alcohol on or off duty for the rest of their lives. They cannot swear in public for the rest of their lives and cannot disgrace the uniform or the tomb in any way.
     After two years, the guard is given a wreath pin that is worn on their lapel signifying they served as guard of the tomb. There are only 400 presently worn. The guard must obey these rules for the rest of their lives or give up the wreath pin.
     The shoes are specially made with very thick soles to keep the heat and cold from their feet. There are metal heel plates that extend to the top of the shoe in order to make the loud click as they come to a halt.
     There are no wrinkles, folds or lint on the uniform. Guards dress for duty in front of a full-length mirror. Every guard spends five hours a day getting his uniforms ready for guard duty.
     The first six months of duty a guard cannot talk to anyone nor watch TV. All off duty time is spent studying the 175 notable people laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery. A guard must memorize who they are and where they are interred. Among the notables are:  President Taft, Joe Lewis (the boxer), Medal of Honor winner Audie L. Murphy, the most decorated soldier of WWII and of Hollywood fame.


     In 2003 as Hurricane Isabelle was approaching Washington, D.C., our US Senate and House of Representatives took 2 days off with anticipation of the storm. On the ABC evening news, it was reported that because of the dangers from the hurricane, the military members assigned the duty of guarding the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier were given permission to suspend the assignment. They respectfully declined the offer, "No way, Sir!" Soaked to the skin, marching in the pelting rain of a tropical storm, they said that guarding the Tomb was not just an assignment, it was the highest honor that can be afforded to a service person. The tomb has been patrolled continuously, 24/7, since 1930.


You may go to the CCL meetup calendar:
to learn more about any of these events.

Classes at CCL

SAT. Aug 31 - 10:00 to 6:00 - Reiki II with Dr. Ayleen Augustine. This all-in-one Saturday will include: Review of Reiki Basics, Exploration of Symbols, Distance Reiki, Taking Your Practice, (Literally) to the Next Level, Level II Attunement. Cost: $175.00 - Includes handouts and refreshments. For more info 408-372-2840


THURS. Sept. 5 - 7:00 to 9:00 - Soul Mates with Rev. Doti Boon. $15. A "soul mate," is someone with whom you have shared many loving past life experiences. If we look at all the people we've found and loved in this lifetime alone, it becomes clear that we are not limited to just one "soul mate" for all eternity, or even for one lifetime. How can you tell the difference between an ordinary past life connection and a "soul mate?" And, where do you find this person? Do we create them, or FIND Them?


THURS. Sept. 7 - 10:00 to 6:00 - Healing House Kinkou School of Reiki - Level I Training. $100.00/per person with Dr. Ayleen Augustine, D.C.
Reiki Master and Chief Instructor
is Japanese for Balance. Reiki is an energetic healing tradition that not only returns the recipient to a harmonious, balanced state of mind, body and spirit, but benefits the practitioner as well. Through this class you will learn to become a sacred conduit and witness for the healing forces of the Universe.
REIKI I -- This 3 part class will cover the fundamentals of Reiki including:  What is Reiki?, History, Technique (Solo and Group Work), Starting a Reiki Practice,
Level I Attunement

THURS. Sept. 12 - 7:00 to 9:00 - Seven Gifts of Druidry. The Fifth Gift: Opening To Other Realities with Dr. Ayleen Augustine. $20. Part of being a Druid is the practice of walking between worlds. Tonight you will learn what this means and experience a meditation that will allow you to access other realities.

Gentle Yoga is coming back to the Center. Our wonderful Laura Marshall will be leading the Wednesday morning Yoga from 10:30 to 12:00 and afternoon Reiki Clinic from 3:00 to 5:00. Here are the date and fee schedules for 2013:

SEPTEMBER 11, 18 and 25

OCTOBER 9, 23, and 30

NOVEMBER 6, 13 and 20

DECEMBER 4, 11, and 18

That makes 12 classes for $100.00 (12 class fee comes with a GIFT certificate for a ARHATY treatment with Laura.)

Drop in's $10.00, 2 for $15.00.


REIKI CLINIC WEDNESDAYS 3-5 pm: 30 min Reiki Sessions available for LOVE DONATIONS