CCL Insights
Center for Creative Living Newsletter
Vol. 03 Pg. 38
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
Mabon/Fall Equinox
NO Thanksgiving at CCL this year
Holiday Boutique 12/8
Gentle Yoga
Words of Wisdom
This Sunday's Service
Spiritual Chrysalis
Classes at CCL
A Little Story
Holistic Art Fair

     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.  29  Getting Old Isn't for Sissies - It just means we are getting closer to God with Rev. Doti Boon
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2013 Peace Meditation
Third Monday of every month from 7 to 8:30 pm, at CCL, October 21,
facilitated by Rev. April Lussier and inspirational music by Rev. Janet Childs.

MApril prayingabon/Fall Equinox


SAT. Sept 21

gather 6:30, Cast at 7:00

Come be blessed by the Goddess and Celebrate the bounty of the harvest, Gaia's abundance and the power of the Queen's Energies.
Location: 895 Le Compte Pl San Jose 95122. Cost: $20
    Our Gatherings take place in an enclosed patio. What to bring:
an open heart, snack to share after the ceremony, rattle or drum (optional), shawl for over your shoulders in the cool night air.

Nov. 28th CCL will not be having a THANKSGIVING DAY Celebration this year.  

Sunday December 8th - Holiday Boutique

9am to 3pm. Need some money for the holidays?  Get a booth and sell some of your hand-made gifts, jewelry, baked goods, pictures, etc.  Contact Rev. Doti by email at or (408)392-9090 for more information.  All booths need to be reserved two weeks before the event!  


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:


OCTOBER 9, 23, and 30

NOVEMBER 6, 13 and 27

DECEMBER 4, 11, and 18


Drop in's

$10.00 or 2 for $15.00.


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



Words of Wisdom 


I'm a true believer in karma. You get what you give, whether it's good or bad.  ~~Sandra Bullock
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Learn from the mistakes of others. You can't live long enough to make them all yourself.

~~Eleanor Roosevelt
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Too many people spend money they haven't earned, to buy things they don't want, to impress people they don't like.

~~Will Smith
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The important thing is to not stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.

~~Albert Einstein
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It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.  ~~John Wooden
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Life is like a ten-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use.

~~Charles Schulz
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Your children need your presence more than your presents.

~~Jesse Jacks

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I am a spiritual butterfly.
This Sunday at CCL

 "Chrysalis (Autumn Equinox)"

with Rev. Doti Boon

Doti announcments      Each one of us is changing from moment to moment. We cannot stop these changes any more than one can stop the tides in the ocean or the seasons of the earth. It's a part of natural life. Yet most of us are apprehensive of change. In response, our spirit leads us to situations and people to assist with our growth and our awakening.
     Join Rev. Doti Boon this Sunday as she discusses how we can allow our spirit to emerge - creating its own spiritual metamorphosis.

Spiritual Chrysalis 
by Rev. Doti Boon
     To look at a butterfly is to look at a "biological miracle". A young caterpillar or moth will pass through several stages, to form its chrysalis (protected space for development), allowing it to transform its physical form, and then finally emerge as its magnificent self.
     In fact, if you were to cut into the pupa or cocoon during this physical transformation all you would find would be green "guck". No caterpillar, no butterfly - just a bunch of slime. Vertebrates never go through such a transformation like this physically...but do we do this spiritually? Absolutely! Haven't you ever felt like that?
     Think of the slow moving caterpillar as first moving into that void and then awakening in a new body. A glorious beautiful fast moving body with wings and the ability to fly.
     When you move into your spirituality and your own spiritual self - quite often you go through that time of nothingness or "midnight of the Soul", then to emerge ready to fly.
     Imagine you have been living in a small restricted space your entire life. You fantasize about feeling free and having the ability to move gracefully through life. However you are held in one small area by your beliefs, disappointments, prejudices and feeling of lack. Nevertheless, you feel drawn to get out of your old patterns of behavior, and see what a new space has to offer. Quite often this is brought about by a feeling of nothingness, sometimes abject pain and suffering where you retreat to that void - the nothingness or pupa state.
     After a time - for some it takes years - you become aware that you are much more than your human self, the who-you thought you were. You start to awaken to who you really are. This is your Spiritual Awakening, the time you realize you are a Spiritual Being having a caterpillar existence this is the time you feel yourself emerging from the "guck".
     I have always wanted to offer a place where one can learn, become more open, be awakened and transformed into their spiritual essence and this dream has resulted in The Center For Creative Living. Through classes, lectures, healings whether it be mind, body or spirit you will find the tools and resources for spiritual transformation. I hope our gifts of intuition and mediumship not only bring healing into your life, but bring about the change that you are hoping for in your heart of hearts to create that spiritual metamorphosis.
     Please join me this Sunday as I discuss in detail how you can achieve your own spiritual flight!

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

Classes at CCL

EVERY THURS. - 2:00 to 2:30 - listen to Healing House Radio with Dr. Ayleen on BlogTalk Radio.
THURS. Sept. 19 - Full Moon 

THURS. Sept. 19 - 7:00 to 9:00 - Huna/Ho'oponopono with Rev.Julie Hawkins. $15. Huna is one of the oldest spiritual wisdom traditions that exists today. Within its vast body of knowledge, is the process of Ho'oponopono, a technique that teaches you how to forgive and frees up stuck energy so you can move forward in more resourceful and productive ways.

     Forgiveness is a central aspect of spirituality and an essential tool for you to have to be your best personally, with others and within your community.
     Please join me and experience Ho'oponopono and learn this process you can do with yourself and others.


SUN. Sept. 22 - 1:00 to 3:00 - Sacred Harmonics with Jessica May. The intention of this circle is to heal each other and the planet using the sound vibration of crystal singing bowls, toning and other percussion instruments and meditation. Chairs are available, bring a yoga mat or blanket if you'd like to lie on the floor. $5 offering requested


SUN. Sept. 22 - 3:00 to 4:30 - Autumn Equinox Druid Celebration, Alban Elved, Festival of the Vine. At Alban Elved, day and night are at equal length. It is a time for finishing the business of Summer. The Green Man is honored for his gifts and outdoor shrines for fairies and elementals can be made. This is the Last Season that Lugh or Jesus will be with us, so it is a more solemn celebration. This is the time of the Last Supper where the finest clothes are worn and the best dishes set out on the table. Music is played, stories are told. The goddess joins us in her crone aspect as Cerridwen or Sophia. $20 with Dr. Ayleen, Druids, wear your whites.


MON. Sept 23 - 7:00 to 9:00 - VortexHealing. Everyone is welcome. Vortex students come practice with us. If you are curious about Vortex, come find out about it and experience a healing. Everyone is welcome. With Rev. Becca Thompson.


TUES. Sept. 24 - 7:00 to 9:00 - Self Care Reiki Meditation with Dr. Ayleen.


WED. Sept. 25 - 10.30 to 12:00 - Gentle Yoga with Laura Marshall $10.00, 2 for $15.00. see side bar for more info


 WED. Sept. 25 - 3:00 to 5:00 - Reiki Healing with Laura. see side bar for more info

 A Little Story 


     I believe I have written this before - but it always makes me laugh:
     Only women of a certain era will fully appreciate this (if you don't understand - tell it to your mother, she'll get it):
     A Michigan woman and her family were vacationing in a small New England town where Paul Newman and his family often visited.
     One Sunday morning, the woman got up early to take a long walk. After a brisk five-mile hike, she decided to treat herself to a double-dip chocolate ice cream cone. She hopped in her car, drove to the center of the village and went straight to the combination bakery/ice cream parlor. There was only one other patron in the store, Paul Newman, sitting at the counter having a doughnut and coffee. The woman's heart skipped a beat as her eyes made contact with his famous baby-blues.
     The actor nodded and the star struck woman smiled demurely. Pull yourself together! She chides herself. You're a happily married woman with three children, you're forty-five years old, not a teenager!
     The clerk filled her order and she took the double-dip chocolate ice cream cone in one hand and her change in the other. Then she went out the door, avoiding even a glance in Paul Newman's direction.
     When she reached her car, she realized that she had a handful of change but her other hand was empty. Where's my ice cream cone? Did I leave it in the store?
     Back into the shop she went, expecting to see the cone on the counter. No ice cream cone in sight. With that, she happened to look over at Paul Newman.
     His face broke into that familiar, warm, friendly grin and he said to her, 'You put it in your purse.'
Two caterpillars are talking on a leaf when they see a butterfly flutter past. One caterpillar says to the other: "You'll never get me up in one of those things!"
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Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
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"How does one become a butterfly?" she asked. "You must want to fly so much that you are willing to give up being a caterpillar."
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The caterpillar does all the work but the butterfly gets all the publicity. ~~George Carlin
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What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly. ~~Richard Bach
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There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly. ~~Richard Buckminster
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The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. ~~Rabindranath Tagore
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The fluttering of a butterfly's wings can effect climate changes on the other side of the planet. ~~Paul Erlich
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Love is like a butterfly, it goes where it pleases and it pleases where it goes
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Everyone is like a butterfly; they start out ugly and awkward and then morph into beautiful graceful butterflies that everyone loves. ~~Drew Barrymore
Holistic Arts Fair
Sept. 28-29
Community of Infinite Spirit (formerly Divine Science Center) 1540 Hicks Ave. In San Jose. (not Hicks Road)
     Center for Creative Living will sell our Holistic books, Michael Berry will do foot massages, and we will hand out info about CCL.  In the over 60 exhibitors you can also get readings, healings, health products, exciting crafts, visionary art, and lots of resources and info on metaphysics, spirituality, peace, and ways to trans-form yourself and your world.  There will also be a Crystal Bowls Meditation.
     FREE Guest speakers for the 2013 Fair include: some favorite people:  Mellen-Thomas Benedict, Robert Perala, our own Rev. Lynn Rogers, Cynthia Starborn, E. Alan Meece, in a UFO Panel, and more. 
     Click here for more information regarding admission and parking are FREE! The event coincides with the Fall Equinox, a sacred time when all energies and forces are in balance. Fair runs Sat. from 10 AM until 8 PM, and on Sun. until about 7 PM. Some exhibitors go home before 8 PM though, so arrive at least by 4 PM to give yourself enough time to see them.