February 6, 2018

The Chinese New Year begins on Feb 16 this year: The Year of the Dog. In China it is also known as the Spring Festival or the Lunar New Year. Traditionally Chinese people gather together similar to how Western cultures celebrate Christmas. Every Chinese family traditionally cleans the house to sweep away the old and make way for the new. This matches our New Year's celebrations of "out with the old, in with the new." I love these traditions because they are so wellness-based. There is nothing so healing and clearing to the psyche as cleaning out drawers, closets, cupboards, the garage and other storage areas where we accumulate stuff. It is one of my favorite things to do because I feel virtuous after it's been done: Yes! Virtuous. I call myself the Queen of Dejunk. Try it, you'll like it: You too can be virtuous!

In wellness,
Lynn LaFroth, editor
Resources for living from the heart
Simple & Proven Techniques To Awaken Your Abundant Heart
By Carolyn Vinup

Are you tired of the constant negativity in the world that seems ever present? Are you finding it hard to move forward on your spiritual journey? As a Feng Shui and Sacred Sound healer, I frequently work with clients who are searching for new ways to experience inner peace. Through simple and consistent techniques that stem from my practice in transformational ceremonies and blessings, you can easily and quickly achieve an awakening of higher consciousness, ignite the light within, and connect with your divine potential.

Here are techniques you can start today that will begin to awaken your abundant heart.

Start Your Day with "AH"
  • "AH" is the sound of the Heart.
  • Before you get out of bed
  • Take a deep breath in and exhale out
  • Put a smile on your face
  • Set an intention for your day
  • Take another deep breath in
  • As you exhale, open your mouth and begin to make the sound "AH-AHHHHHHH"
Repeat 8 more times. READ THE REST OF THE ARTICLE>>
Spiritual Ministries
Reverend Maggie Chula, is a Spiritual Minister, Teacher and Healer for the Soul. She works in partnership with the Akashic Vibration of God, to offer: services, classes, healing for all levels of your being. Be inspired to expand and evolve a deep and lasting connection to God and your soul wisdom. Encouraged as you learn to infuse wellness within your body, mind, and spirit. Create a joyful and abundant life in partnership with your soul. Healing help is available. Step forward with faith. Be rewarded with miracles.

Would you like to experience more love & intimacy in life?

Join us for experiential seminars in mindful intimacy. Discover ease, comfort and a deep sense of connection as you are guided through special practices of relating that enhance your relationship with self and others. Our 2 hour classes and weekend immersions are a fun, safe way to expand your perspective of spirituality, sexuality, love and intimacy. Attend solo, with a partner or friend. Open to all genders and orientations age 18 and older. Sara & Thomas Stout www.lovepassionately.com
Featured Events
Replenish Living
Ancient Wisdom, Modern LIving --Retreat, Renew & Replenish in 2018
From far Northern Minnesota to Rishikesh, India, Replenish Yoga & Wellness has a retreat to inspire your soul. Options include day-trip retreats, weekend getaways or an 8 to 10-day international adventure immersed in the cultural and spiritual richness of India!  Event dates, locations, registration information, pricing and travel details are available at    www.replenishliving.com    

Feb 9 & 23: Spiritual Discussion on Inner Guidance

Help can come as a nudge, a dream, a vision, or a quiet voice within you.  We will share ways to tune into inner guidance.  7:00 -7:45 p.m. Friday, February 9 and 23.  Join us for one or both discussions.  Bring your questions and share if you like.  People of all faiths and beliefs are welcome.  Temple of ECK, 7450 Powers Blvd., Chanhassen.  Presented by the Minnesota Satsang Society, a Chartered Affiliate of ECKANKAR-The Path of Spiritual Freedom.  Eckankar-mn.org.  For more information call Jennifer at 952-368-2863.

Feb 10: Festival of Angels & Light
Intuitive readings, animal communication, card readings and more. Products include: gemstone jewelry, oracle cards, singing bowls, rocks, gemstones, charm pendants, energy wands, gem trees, books, and more. Plus 3 talks during the day. Free gift bags to first 20 guests. $5, 10am-5pm Saturday, Feb. 10, at  Farm, 15832 Co. Rd. 7, South Haven, MN. Info: www.earthwayfarms.com, www.facebook.com/earthwayfarm, 320.236.7852.
Feb 18: Maria Shaw's Winter Wonderland Psychic Fair
Mention you saw this in Essential Wellness to get BOGO for admission!
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Radisson Roseville, MN. $10 admission includes free gifts for all. Lectures with Maria Shaw. 11a.m.: Saturn in Capricorn: Your 3-Year Lesson. 1p.m.: Winter's Life Changing Astrological Aspects. $20 readings and body worker sessions. Gem and Crystal Area. Special on Moldavite & Maria's Moon Calendars! Come and get your Winter forecast and indulge in some clearing and balancing sessions. 586-995-6791, www.MariaShaw.com
Gypsy with Crystal Ball
Feb 24: Edge Life Psychic & Healing Symposium
85+ exhibitors include holistic healers, wellness products, intuitive readers, mediums, stones/crystals, jewelry, aura photos, unique gift items & more! 9:30 - 6:00. Free parking! Keynote speakers include Christine Day, Jurema Silva, Alison James. Earle Brown Center, Brooklyn Center, MN. Booths available. To exhibit:   dee@edgelife.net.  FFI: http://edgelife.net/psychic-symposium/tickets-speakers-psychic-symposium/
Feb 24: "The Learning Path" with Jurema Silva at Minneapolis Psychic & Healing Symposium
1-2:30 pm. Managing Negativity-Boosting Your Good Vibes. Amplify Your Intuition. Keynote speaker Jurema Silva is back with another enlightening and uplifting lecture. She will be interacting, guiding and teaching the audience on how to boost good vibes to repel and or reverse negative energies. Understanding and managing negativity are the keys to improve our entire life journey. Applying the right tools to avoid the effects of negative energies improves relationships, professional careers, self-confidence, and most important, increases the power of our intuition. Discount tickets>>
Cindy Lehman
Beginning Feb 28: Psychic Development Beginning/Foundation Class
Learn to consciously access your soul's guidance, clarity, purpose, and wisdom. Discover your abilities working with your body/soul partnership in this lifetime. Learn and practice: healthy grounding and structure, setting/maintaining healthy energetic boundaries, clearing your aura, energetic integrity, chakras, trance work, energetic letting go and creating, guidance, reading energy patterns and more to create the life you came here to live. Wednesday evenings, February - November. Cindy Lehman, 612-669-1861  cindy@cindylehman.com  www.cindylehman.com
Mar 9-Oct 14: Yoga Teacher Training (200 Hr)
Apply now. Learn to teach yoga with master teachers Karen Kinnard, Nancy Marcy, Erez Atar, Andrew Seifert, Lynn Shuck and Juli Englander. Grounded in the 8-Limb path of yoga, our master teachers are experienced in Alignment, Ashtanga and Iyengar Yoga. Once-monthly weekend training begins Mar 9. Training teachers since 2006. Email for catalog and application: karen@goodvibrations-yoga.com. At Good Vibrations Yoga,  goodvibrations-yoga.com/teacher-training/

2018 Natural Heal Expo
Mar 24-25: The Natural Healing Expo @Courtyard by Marriott in Mankato, MN
A Holistic Conference focused on sharing organic approaches to healing body, mind and spirit. Booth Space available. This 2-day bi-annual event is an emporium of gifts, products and information to support holistic life - including health, ecology, community and a balance of mind, body and spirit. Over 40 exhibitors including health and wellness providers, psychic medium keynote speakers, dozens of workshops, intuitive consultants, energy & light healers, specialty gift products, art, jewelry, spirituality resources, and more. www.matrixmediaexpo.com
Golden Light Retreat
Apr 4-7: Whispers on the Wind Shamanic Training Program
Explore the world of shamanism and transform your life! This deep exploration into shamanism meets four times for 4-1/2 intensive days of connecting with spirit. Learn powerful energy healing techniques including soul retrieval, past-life clearing, power animals, dying consciously and much more. Held at beautiful Golden Light Healing Retreat Center near Green Bay, WI. Facilitated by Amy Wilinski who has traveled and trained extensively with the Peruvian medicine people. Register: 920.609.8277, GoldenLightHealing@bayland.net, goldenlighthealing.net
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EDITOR: Lynn LaFroth