CCL Insights
Center for Creative Living Newsletter
Vol. 03 Pg. 17
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
A Little Story
This Sunday's Service
Spiritualism and the Soul
Classes at CCL
Beltane Sabbat with Rev. April
Kindou School of Reiki

     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!

     Rev. Janet Childs and Min. Carolyn Keyes will be part of the meditation.

     Ronnie will sing a song to close the service.

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


April 28 "Spiritualism and the Soul" with
Rev. Doti Boon 
May 5 "God Force Barriers and You" with Rev. Becca Thompson
May 12 "Mother's Day" with Rev. Donna Zehner
May 19 UCM Trustees speaking about the future of UCM
May 26 "Loving Without Limits" with Rev. Doti Boon
June 16 "Divine Intelligence" with Robert Perala
June 23 Dr. Ayleen Augustine
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2013 Peace Meditation
Third Monday of every month from 7 to 8:30 pm, at CCL, May 20,
facilitated by Rev. April Lussier and inspirational music by Rev. Janet Childs.
It is said that young children laugh as much as 100 to 200 times a day, compared to a large majority of adults who only get zero to several daily laughs. Yet laughter is good not only for the body but also for the soul and Spirit.
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How do you make God laugh? Tell him your plans
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Disciple:  Oh wise and all-knowing one, take me to the realm of perfect peace.
Master: If I take you to that realm, it will no longer be peaceful.
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Seen on a restroom wall:  "God is dead."--Nietzsche.
Below that was written: "Nietzsche is dead."--God.
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ANNOUNCEMENT:  The regular meeting of the Clairvoyant Society will not take place this month, due to unforeseen circumstances.
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Old age is when former classmates are so gray and wrinkled and bald, they don't recognize you.
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The phrase that is guaranteed to wake up a congregation during a sermon: "And in conclusion..." 

A Little Story


"On an island there lived three old hermits. They were so simple that the only prayer they used was: 'We are three; Thou art Three−have mercy on us!' Great miracles were manifested during this na�ve prayer.
"The local bishop came to hear about the three hermits and their inadmissible prayer, and decided
to visit them in order to teach them the canonical invocations. He arrived on the island, told the hermits that their heavenly petition was undignified, and taught them many of the customary prayers. The bishop then left
on a boat. He saw, following the ship, a radiant light. As it approached, he discerned the three hermits, who
were holding hands and running upon the waves in an effort to overtake the vessel.
"'We have forgotten the prayers you taught us,' they cried as they reached the bishop, 'and have hastened to ask you to repeat them.' The awed bishop shook his head.
"'Dear ones,' he replied humbly, 'continue to live with your old prayer!'"


submitted by Ed Ferrero  

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"Knock, And He'll open the door
Vanish, And He'll make you shine like the sun
Fall, And He'll raise you to the heavens
Become nothing, And He'll turn you into everything."
I am a spiritual being
Tom & Mary Garry UCM Conf 5-2011
This Sunday at CCL


 "Spiritualism and the Soul"
with Revs. Tom and Mary Garry and the CIG board of trustees.


The Center for Infinite Growth will be presenting the service this Sunday. Our topic is Spiritualism and the Soul, the background of our mother church; Universal Church of the Master. It is also part of the Spiritual Philosophy and it is an exciting one. The focus of our talk will be based on the writings of Dr. Byron J. Fitzgerald, UCM's second president, and author of A New Text of Spiritual Philosophy and Religion, copyright 1953. When Spirit speaks the truth the Word is forever.

Please join us.

Spiritualism and the Soul

     Many powerful religions center about the idea of God, the divine aspect or segment in human nature, and the conditions surrounding the life to come and immortality of existence. The spirit of God has moved through human minds and Invisible Intelligences inspired early systems of worship and cultural manifestation.
     These Religious traditions are often criticized for providing untestable elements in their books of wisdom.  The soul's existence is one of the most debated in discussions between science and religion. But is the concept of the soul really so vague and does it really have no evidence for a practical theory? Vedic philosophy and quantum mechanics may bring interesting ideas to consider.
     Quantum chromodynamics describes sub-nuclear particles called quarks and gluons, which constitute protons and neutrons and describes our current understanding of elementary particles. To this day validating the existence of quarks has failed. Experiments confirming their existence never detected them directly. Therefore, indirect detection without direct detection is still valid to confirm the existence of something in science.
     Vedic philosophy tells us about the existence of another type of particle called the atma, the soul, the self, having different properties from those of ordinary particles. The atma has 3 main qualities: eternality, knowledge and bliss.
1. Eternality is always present. The atma is the source of consciousness and the life force in a living entity; not made up of atmas; rather, they are these particles and are animating the material bodies that encase them. As soon as the atma leaves, the body no longer exhibits consciousness or life symptoms, and begins to degrade.
2. Knowledge refers to its interactions with the source.
3. Bliss refers to its natural state of happiness in service to God.
     To declare that there is no soul, just because we can't see it with our current instruments, is akin to saying that there are no quarks because we can't detect them directly in our laboratories. Both the soul and the quarks' existence can be inferred indirectly by their effects (living symptoms and consciousness in the case of the soul; particle interactions in the case of the quarks).
     Spirituality is much more than just blind faith and sentimentalism; it is an important and sophisticated process of purification that goes beyond the intellectual curiosity of a few. Its transformative power truly raises the standard of living of a person and positively influences the lives of those with whom he/she comes in contact.
     Not everyone may have access to a synchrotron to prove the existence of quarks; but everyone has access to prove for themselves the existence of the soul and the process that takes one to it brings true happiness and inner fulfillment.
Please join us this Sunday as the Revs. Mary and Tom Garry, Universal Church of the Master Ministers, discuss Spiritualism and the Soul.

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

Classes at CCL

FRI. April 26 - 9:30 to 4:00 - HIV/AIDS Rejuvenation Retreat Hosted by the Centre for Living with Dying. This is a free event


SAT. April 27 - 2:00 to 6:00 - Using Color and Sound for Healing with Rev. Anne Corbin. $30.

     Everything is made up of electromagnetic energy vibrating at different frequencies that correspond to sound, light and color. We are drawn to the sounds and colors needed to create balance in our lives, the goal in all healing.

     Sound and color used together or separately can create a healing vibration which can be used along with other techniques, such as Reiki, to enhance the energy flow. We may not be conscious of the many ways colors and sounds are used every day, such as in clothing, choices in music and even food.

     Join Rev. Anne and experience some sound and color exercises to enhance your personal life as well as add to your healer's tool box.


TUES. April 30- 7:00 to 9:00 - Reiki Level I, class 3


WED. May 1 - 10:30 to 12.00 - SMILE Yoga with Laura Marshall


WED. May 1 - 3:00 to 5:00 - Reiki and Energy Share


WED. May 1 - 6:00 to 9:00 -Transcender Instituto (formally Lideres en Accion) Class in Spanish. Please call Juan at (408)300-4247


THURS. May 2 - 7:00 to 9:00 - How to Channel with

Rev. Becca Thompson. Have you ever wanted to channel? This evening Rev. Becca will show you how to go into a space where you can connect with spirit to receive an answer or advice about a problem. Many students will probably re-connect with their Spirit Guide while doing these exercises.
     In ancient times channelers were known as, oracles, soothsayers, shamans, and in more recent times they have been known as mediums. This evening we will talk about channelers as discussed in may religious books and how they affected ancient and present day civilizations.
     $15 for one person or $25 for two. All are welcome.


FRI. May 4 - 7:00 to 9:00 - Drudic Celebration - Beltane with Dr. Ayleen. Beltane, the third of the four Celtic fire festivals, is the start of the light or "samos" half of the year. It starts now at dusk on the 30th of April and continues through May 1st. For the ancient Celts though, this was a holiday that depended on nature for its beginning. Traditionally, it was celebrated when the Hawthorn trees began to bloom.
     Traditions such as the Maypole dances wearing of bells (to frighten the mischievous fairy folk which in Celtic lands were not considered friendly), dousing all fires in the community to be re-lit from the sacred fires, passing between or over fires, or through the smoke for purification are derived.  Sexuality was expressive and performed in honor of the God and Goddess. Today, Beltane is commonly known and celebrated as "May day" and the dance of the maypole still observed in many European cultures and the United States.  While at Alban Eilir the young couple's love was platonic, by Beltane they have grown to know the pleasures of sexuality. The festival is one which celebrates union.
     Beltane was the time of sensuality revitalized, the reawakening of the earth and all of her children. It was the time when tribal people celebrated with joy the vivid colors and vibrant scents of the season, tingling summer breezes, and the rapture of summer after a long dormant winter. It was customary that Handfastings, for a year and a day, take place at this time.
     Come share the evening with discussion of the significance of Beltaine and enjoy a feast of ceremonial foods, poetry and music.  Dress as you feel celebrates the season...have fun with it! (Druids should wear their ceremonial whites).
     The cost of the evening is $20.00.  Payments can be made at the door.
If cost is an issue, please contact Dr. Ayleen or Kyna.

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Beltane Sabbat May 4 at Rev. April's home

* Women only please *


Please join the celebration and evening of healing.
Time: gather  6:30pm cast circle 7pm
Location: 895 Le Compte Pl San Jose 95122

408 289 9188
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.

April prayingValuable Full moon and eclipse information 

Come be blessed by the Goddess and Celebrate the power and passion of the maiden within each of us.
The Full Moon is Thursday, April 25 at 1:58 PM Mountain Daylight Time. The Full Moon comes with a Lunar Eclipse (the first of three) making this indeed a potent time. It is a time to connect more deeply with who you are and what you need and desire at this time for your to connect more deeply with who you are and what you need and desire at this time for your life. You will be tested. Is this what you really want? If so the time for manifesting is now. The opportunities for expansion and growth are truly amazing and you should spend some good time praying for what you want. Appreciation for what you have is important as well as gratitude for your life.

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 Healing House Kinkou School of Reiki
*Offering Group and Individual Reiki Training

and Attunements*
Dr. Ayleen Augustine, D.C.
Reiki Master and Chief Instructor


Kinkou 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.

 Dr. Ayleen Augustine

This 3 part class will cover the fundamentals of Reiki including:
What is Reiki?
Technique (Solo and Group Work)
Starting a Reiki Practice
Level I Attunement
Cost: $100 - Includes hand-outs and refreshments