Winter 2002

Inside this Newsletter

  • DO CAYCE REMEDIES WORK?
  • UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN
  • A VISIT TO SRF
  • LOVE, FEAR, AND REIKI
  • MEMORIES FROM MY PAST
  • EDITORIAL

THE NAVEL CHAKRA

by Dale Michael Martin

The fiery third chakra is located just above the navel and below the sternum at the solar plexus area. This chakra consists of 10 petals and attaches itself on the physical level to the adrenal glands. The color associated with this spiritual center is yellow. In the Edgar Cayce material this area is associated with the church of Pergamos in his interpretation of the Book of Revelation and symbolized by the Red Horse and the Third Seal. In the work of Caroline Myss she associates this energy center with the sacrament of Confirmation. In the Sanskrit language this chakra is call Manipura or “City of the Shining Jewel.” This area has often been associated with the seat of emotions or “gut feelings”. In causes of intense emotional upheaval it is not uncommon for this area to be upset, knotted, or very sensitive. Consequently, since this area is highly volatile not only are the adrenal glands affected but the whole solar plexus area including the stomach, liver, pancreas, and digestive system.

BEHAVIORS OF THE THIRD CHAKRA

The sacred truth inherent to this chakra is to Honor Oneself according to Caroline Myss in her book, Anatomy of the Spirit. In this chakra we begin to develop a healthy self worth. In the first chakra we energized our being becoming aware of our basic needs. The second chakra raised our consciousness upward toward the next stage of development as we become aware of relationships in various forms. In this next stage of soul development we move from an external focus to that of an internal one, relating to and understanding ourselves.

In the third chakra we begin to learn to “stand up” for ourselves. We, first, begin to become cognizant of the primary fears associated with this chakra. As we become aware of our fear of rejection, criticism, looking foolish, and all fears related to physical appearance (obesity, baldness, and aging) and fears that other will discover our secrets or inadequacies , we find that inner strength that leads us to take a different path through life. We may suddenly become aware that we now have a different opinion about something that we once shared with family or friends. We begin to develop our own voice and consciousness. This can take be seen through a series a small revolutions and rebellions where we stick up for what is important to us. Or it may lead to periods of unrest as breakups of relationships, changing a philosophical approach to life, or severing ties with family or friends leads the spiritual seeker in a new direction and frontier. Using self-discipline, self-respect, ambition, the courage to generate a new course of action, and the confidence to handle whatever crisis may come, we slowly begin to develop a healthy self-esteem and self-worth. The challenge to take risks lead to generosity, a higher level of ethics, and a new strength of character. The second stage of our spiritual transformation lead us to begin to question or ask questions of everything that we once held to be true. A personal self examination begins to take place as we begin to focus on our relationship with God and our life’s purpose. This may lead to a sudden change of career path where our work and the giving of self becomes more important than what the society holds to be of value. We are beginning to see this now as people are searching for a more meaningful life’s work, where money and kudos becomes secondary to the fulfillment and contentment of the heart.

The third stage of developing a healthy self-esteem is that of narcissism. We give ourselves a new image either physically with a new hair style, new threads, body shapes, and/or redefine our boundaries to our friends. This narcissism, though most of the time looked at negatively, is essential as we begin to balance our lives toward what we want and what we accept for ourselves. In this period, we our vulnerable to the criticism from others whether our close relationships or from those of family. But with this new narcissism it gives us the strength and backbone to recreate ourselves, least we fall back to the old self. The last stage of developing a healthy self-worth is an internal acceptance of who we really are. This is accomplished by maintaining a high degree of spiritual dignity, principle, and uncompromising energy of spirit. Many highly evolved beings at one time or another have been accused of being narcissistic (Mother Teresa, Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela).

There is nothing simple about this journey of developing a holy self-worth. This third chakra energy is filled with our ambitions, our sense of responsibility, our respect for strengths and weaknesses, as well as our fears and secrets that we are not yet ready to face. As we go through life, each day we will meet a new challenge and fear placed along the way. We must become adept at asking ourselves the questions we least want to answer. By doing this we become adept at recognizing through self-inquiry and spiritual insight the symbols that lead us forward to new growth and faith in oneself.

THIRD CHAKRA MEDITATION

Sit comfortably with the spine as straight as possible. Surround you body with a white light of protection. Begin by taking several deep breaths feeling the expansion of the lungs as they massage the internal organs. Specifically, we are wanting the lungs to fan the fiery energy of our chakras as we expand and retract the breathing organ. Begin to run your awareness up and down the spine keeping the breathe deep as you go. Try to become aware of any energy centers or feelings of warmth as you go along the spine. Now locate the area an inch just above the navel in the front of your body. This is the area of the solar plexus. Extend your consciousness straight back to the area along the spine. Become sensitive to this area of the spine. Chant the long I sound, in the key of E, and see if you can feel the energy becoming stimulated here or near here. After you find this area (it may take a while), envision a ten-petaled wheel lying flat along the spine. Radiate a yellow color throughout this wheel (chakra). Next spin this wheel clockwise for a minute then counter-clockwise for another minute. Feel the radiation as you imagine this chakra energizing rising up your spine. Become aware of any thoughts or “feeling” that you receive. This area is also the beginning of our psychic impressions. Do this for fifteen to twenty minutes and whenever you feel a weakness regarding your self-esteem.

NEXT - THE FOURTH CHAKRA

DO THE CAYCE REMEDIES REALLY WORK?

by Connie Volkman

Today, (July 26th) I am reminded that it’s by father’s birthday and the memories of him come back in a torrent - how he drank a little tea with his sugar, how he didn’t know a stranger, and his giving our entire family dinner off the table to the man in rags going through our trash behind the house, teaching me to play touch football, flyfish at our cabin in Creed, Colorado and on and on. Memories of this funny, hard working, loving Dad. But what stands out the most since his death 6 years ago are his teeth. Yes, you read it correctly. His teeth - perfect, white, no cavities in spite of his sweet tooth. He would always come back from the dentist saying, “No problems, a good set of choppers.”

In spite of being raised in a “Cayce” environment and parents that use Cayce products for wellness, I never really paid much attention to ‘all that stuff’ in the bathroom cabinents. Well, until now. Living in a small town and going to a parochial school, maybe it was for the best that I didn’t pay any attention. (The best being the survival of my parents). Needless to say, the only thing that really stuck in my mind was astrology, the afterlife, and reincarnation and the readings and books of Edgar Cayce.

Seven years ago while cleaning out my parent’s’ house, I found all this “stuff” under the bathroom sink. Glycothymoline - Yuck! Throw that out. Peanut oil - How could you possibly use that in the bathroom? Castor oil - a strange bottle of goo, and Ipsab tooth powder (I thought I would keep that to remind me of Dad’s perfect teeth). I didn’t even know they still manufactured Ibsab. I thought it might have been an antique powder and it went on to sit on my bathroom shelf to remind me of my dad and his white pearlies.

Ipsab stayed oin the shelf until the spring of 1999 and come down to grace my toothbrush after I saw the peridontist. He said I had receeding gums with pockets so huge you could get lost in there. He would have to do gum surgery to see if he could save my teeth. Big $$$$$$. So big that I had to get a loan to pay for all the work he needed to do. This irritated me and again I thought of my dad and Edgar Cayce.

I thought...”Well, I will go ahead with the gum surgery, but I’m going to start using the Ipsab now.” The question was, “How was I suppose to use it?” I didn’t want to use it too much or not enough. And only those of you that know me will understand that I thought I had better do a “research” on the use of Ipsab. (Editor’s note - Connie is a Scorpio- magicians, researchers, murder detectives).

First, I dug out my The Edgar Cayce Handbook for Health Through Drugless Therapy by Harold J. Reilly and Ruth Hagy Brod. There it was, “Use Ipsab to keep the teeth clear from tartat and to stop the bleeding from the gums” 257-13. And reading 512-21 suggested rinsing the mouth when finished brushing with Ipsab and rinse with Glycothymoline. Glyco, that was that red stuff in the big bottle I threw away at Dad’s house. I kept reading....”In one of his trances, Cayce was given the Formula and the name for a preparation called Ipsab. And he recommended its use in most problems involving gums and teeth. The principle ingredient is prickly ash bark, which the Indians called “toothache bark.”

The following is the treatment of early acute cases where infection is present, gums are bleeding and teeth are loose but not decayed beyond repair:

1. Massage gums thoroughly for five minutes twice a day with Ipsab, repeatedly apply a liberal quantity of Ipsab to the tip of the finger and massage the gums vigorously on all surfaces. After the massage, rinse outh the mouth with undiluted solution of Glycothymoline, followed by tap water. But do not swallow any of these solutions.

2. Eat a large raw vegetable salad each day.

3. Have corrective dental work done on any carious teeth.

I decided to faithfully follow the Ipsab guidelines recommended by Cayce and I started that day. I continued using Ipsab/Glyco twice a day and continued to go to the peridontist. He recommended that I continue to see him every two months. “For how lone?” I asked him. “For the rest of your life,” he declared. Come on, IPsab, do your stuff.

October 2000. I had a cleaning and check-up with my dentist. The dental hygienist exclaimed to my dentist that my teeth and gums looked close to perfect. The dentist wanted to know what I was doing to make my mouth so healthy. Well, I told her but she just rolled her eyes. She never brought it up again, but the hygienist wanted to know what I was using and where she could get these products.

I am still using Ipsab every day, twice a day along with the Glycothymoline and I’m still getting wonderful reports on my gums and teet. My friends that have also receieved bad reports on their gums and teeth have also started using Cayce recommendations. And they’re starting to tell their peridontist farewell. I also recommended that they use prayer and meditation along with their daily routine and a firm belief that Ipsab and Glyco will really work. Thanks Dad! Thanks Edgar! Thanks Dale for supplying us with the Cayce products that really help us maintain proper balance in healthy living..

Connie Volkman is an artist, wife, and A Search for God Study Group member. She is also active in her church.

UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN

by Brookhollow

I think of green trees and a gentle breeze. I think of walking down streets searching for another strange face or a cat or a bed of roses within a yard. I see the poor and the exotic. I ride a bus down the coast....... An unshowered man may turn to me and say “I miss mom, all I want is a hug.” That’s all.

A Kuyemaca Indian from the hills near Julian may smile a smile of knowing encouragement. He knows I must wonder on. My soul-mates. Your soul mates.

I remember 30th Street and Zia’s foreign restaurant.

I see your smile with my eyes memory. I am amazed at your many faces, your tremendous drive to collect other souls for your eternal treasure--chest. I see your poet’s soul behind fowl words of praises and bitter-night darts of revenge.

I have yet to see you dance for me, although I sense your heart dances, sharing moments of lusts and white--winged passions.

You looked like an angel when you were born, although I was not educated to understand angels in flesh when I was young.

You fly through peoples lives and mine, like silver-quick sparks of glittered dust, sprinkled along the Milky Way.

You are so perfect, so fine with moonlight reflecting the spirit within the pupil of your eyes.

You’ve done a good dance, a prance. You don’t know how you make my inner-core sing. Each moment you glide through my life and bring fragrances of flowers with musical chair games as you day-dream, your life’s path through my experience, here for the last time.

You choose a big task, little soul. I see your image float as clouds move past my windows.

You: combination of night, sunlight, unmarked graves, dogs tails, loves lost, then regained, music without end, Love that never fails, remembrances of Holy Spirit, alpha and omega, Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse on film, mashed avocados on sliced bread, collecting garbage, washing dishes, baking muffins, eating chili, drinking liquids, overdoses, sleeping ‘til 10..on and on never end.

Drive on desert roads, looking to see who will be faithful to a friend? Dinners at eight on patios where the walking, Costumed parade never quite end.

A thirst for life, an unfulfilled dream of a graceful ballerina who accepts the prophecy in disguise, people who resent God without mercy.

A forgotten dream. A lonesome mother peering through your amber port-hole front door window to see the beautiful dog and a glimpse of you.

Arizona sands, Kansas wind, and a remote dwelling high in Kasmir. Our paths have crossed again. An agreement at heaven’s doorway. Forgotten commitments, but you remembered.

I will always think of you in times to come for you are wind dreams and fire-flies that vanish when I turn around in my own circle. Dance in the night and embrace a floating angel of your creation. Whose kiss will last an eternity for you and you alone.

Journeys end--my friend. My only son, John Paul Eternal Love.

NATURAL HIGHS

by anonymous

Take a few minutes and read these. Think about them one at a time before going on to the next one......

1. Falling in love.

2. Laughing so hard your face hurts.

3. A hot shower.

4. No lines at the Super Walmart.

5. A special glance.

6. Getting mail.

7. Taking a drive on a pretty road.

8. Hearing your favorite song on the radio.

9. Lying in bed listening to the rain outside.

10. Hot towels out of the dryer.

11. Finding the sweater you want is on sale for half price.

12. Chocolate milkshake. (or vanilla!)

13. A long distance phone call.

14. A bubble bath.

15. Giggling.

16. A good conversation.

17. The beach.

18. Finding a $20 bill in your coat from last winter.

19. Laughing at yourself.

20. Midnight phone calls that last hours.

21. Running through sprinklers.

22. Laughing for absolutely no reason at all.

23. Having someone tell you that you’re beautiful.

24. Laughing at an inside joke.

25. Friends.

26. Accidentally overhearing someone say something nice about you.

27. Waking up and realizing that you still have a few hours left to sleep.

28. Your first kiss.

29. Making new friends or spending tie with old ones.

30. Playing with a new puppy.

31. Having someone play with your hair.

32. Sweat dreams.

33. Hot chocolate.

34. Road trips with friends.

35. Swinging on swings.

36. Wrapping presents under the Christmas tree while eating cookies and drinking eggnog.

37. Song lyrics printed inside your new CD so you can sing along without feeling stupid.

38. Going to a really good concert.

39. Making eye contact with a cute stranger.

40. Winning a really competitive game.

41. Making chocolate chip cookies.

42. Having your friends send you homemade cookies.

43. Spending time with close friends.

44. Seeing smiles and hearing laughter from your friends.

45. Holding hands with someone you care about.

46. Running into an old friend and realizing that some things (good or bad) never change.

47. Riding the best roller coasters over and over.

48. Watching the expression on someone’s face as they open a much desired present from you.

49. Watching the sunrise.

50. Getting out of bed every morning and thanking God for another beautiful day.

The above Natural Highs were borrowed from a Kansas City Newsletter. We would like to keep this an every time newsletter event. If you have had something that gives you that rush of gratitude drop us a line or call in your natural high to us at the store. We’d love to share it with the rest of our readers.

A VISIT TO THE SELF-REALIZATION FELLOWSHIP HERMITAGE IN ENCINITAS, CALIF. by Vic Peroo

The Self-Realization Fellowship was established in 1925 by Paramahansa Yogananda. Yogananda had come to America in 1920 to introduce Kriya Yoga and to integrate yoga and Christ’s teachings “to all who would hear.” The United States had great material wealth, but was poor in spirituality. Yogananda carried out his mission and left his physical body in 1952. The International Headquarters of S.R.F. is located on Mt. Washington in Los Angeles, California. The city of LA has grown up around the hallowed grounds, but the beauty of Yogananda’s life and of his close followers make the Mt. Washington headquarters a sacred place of serenity and grace. The lobby of the headquarters is adorned with spiritual artifacts from around the world, all gifts to Yogananda.

In 1932, Yogananda met James J. Lynn. Mr. Lynn (later St. Lynn and later still Rajarsi Janakananda) was a very successful and wealthy businessman. Shortly after their meeting, Mr. Lynn soon became Yogananda’s closest disciple. In 1935 Yogananda returned to India to be with his guru, Swami Sri Yukteswar, and to visit with other saints and swamis. While Yogananda was away in India, Mr. Lynn financed and directed the construction of a hermitage for the Self-Realization Fellowship monks and nuns and a special home for Yogananda. The hermitage was built on the cliffs overlooking the beach and the Pacific Ocean in Encinitas, California. Yogananda spent most of the duration of his life on earth at the Encinitas hermitage. Yoganand wrote the internationally renowned Autobiography of a Yogi and many other spiritual books and guides to spiritual living in his study at Encinitas. A temple was built two blocks from the hermitage. At the temple, Yogananda and his close disciples conducted meditations and lectures open to the public.

I was blessed to visit the Holy Grounds of the hermitage and attend a lecture at the temple. The grounds are beautiful botanical gardens and at the top of the hermitage property is a glorious view of the Pacific Ocean. The environment at the complex reminded me of one of the “mansions in my Father’s house - more astral than physical. The hermitage and temple are open to the public Tuesday through Sunday, free of charge, year round.

Vic Peroo is a frequent visitor to White Dove. He makes his home in Wichita and has been a good friend to us over the years even recommending reading material that we should stock. I would like to take this time to apologize to Vic for misplacing his article that he submitted to me several months ago. On a positve note we have several weekly planners put out by the SRF that are absolutely beautiful. They come with a once-in-a-lifetime photo on each page with ample space for notes for meetings and birthdays.

The following is reprinted from a back issue.

TEN RULES FOR BEING HUMAN

1. You will receive a body. You may like it or hate it, but it’s yours to keep for the entire period.

2. You will learn lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called ‘life’.

3. There are no mistakes, only lessons. Growth is a process of trial, error, and experimentation. The ‘failed’ experiments are as much a part of the process as the experiments that ultimately ‘work’.

4. Lessons are repeated until they are learned. A lesso will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it. When you have learned it, you can go on to the next lesson.

5. Learning lessons does not end. There’s no part of life that doesn’t contain its lessons. If you’re ‘alive’, that means there are still lessons to be learned.

6. ‘There’ is no better a place than ‘here’. When your ‘there’ has become a ‘here’, you will simply obtain another ‘there’ that will again look better than ‘here’.

7. Other people are merely mirrors of you. You cannot love or hate something about another person unless it reflects to you something you love or hate about yourself.

8. What you make of your life is up to you. You have all the tools and resources you need. What you do with them is up to you. The choice is yours.

9. Your answers lie within you. The answers to life’s questions lie within you. All you need to do is look, listen, and trust.

10. You will forget all this.

-AUTHOR UNKNOWN

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HOW TO SAVE MONEY AT WHITE DOVE

For those of you who don’t know it , and that will be most of our readers, we give a 10% discount for anyone who brings in a can or box of food at purchase time on any retail item in the store. We in turn donate it to a food bank or homeless shelter. We firmly feel that we are our brothers keeper and realize that action speaks louder than words. So please keep this in mind the next time you come in our store especially when you want to buy several items that you will need. A $.50 can of food can save you several dollars. We feel it’s a win-win-win situation for everyone - you save money on your purchase, we make a sale, and some doesn’t go to bed hungry.

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WE HAVE EDGAR CAYCE ON CD ROM!

This is a reminder that we have all 14,000 + documented Edgar Cayce readings on CD-ROM. Included with these readings are any letters or other notes that pertain to a specific topic.

Recently, one of my yoga students asked for any information that Edgar Cayce gave pertaining to a “ringing in the ears” problem she was having. On researching the files, I was able to pull up 32 documents on my computer with information relating to the problem and the medical cures that were given.

If you have any subject that you would like to have researched from the Edgar Cayce source, give us a call. All we ask us a couple of days and a love offering for our paper and computer time.

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LOVE, FEAR, AND REIKI

By Ronni Johnston, RM

It has certainly no escaped anyone’s attention that our world, and the way we perceive it has altered since the events of September11. Fear and uncertainty are finding their way into our reality. As individuals, as people who are making a conscious choice to live a more balanced and loving life, we can take an active stand in this time of doubt. The key to becoming active is indeed choice. The choice to see and feel Love in the midst of fear.

The actions we take on a day to day basis, even a moment to moment basis, affect not only our life, but the lives of those around us. In recognizing that, we can further realize that by making certain that we choose actions of love, we can begin to positively alter our world. Making sure that you spend some time each day sharing the concept of Unconditional Love with the world around you, or by intentionally choosing to accept the world as loving and safe instead of fearful or hostile is not going to directly impact what you see on CNN each day. It is going to directly impact YOU.

Your actions will have a ripple effect, not just on the direct physical plane, but on all levels of reality. So, you can gegin to change the world simply by anchoring your connection to Light and to Love. It is more important now than ever has been. It may also be more difficult than before, but that is where Reiki helps.

As either practitioner of Reiki or receiver, you can directly connect yourself to Unconditional Love and to Divine Healing Energy. This perfect Energy and all-accepting Love can be a source of comfort and strength to you. Reiki-trained or not, choose to accept and receive your connection to Universal Healing Energy....we all have it! This time, this critical time, let us all use it to make the world a better and more beautiful place.

The Reiki Empowerment Center, now located at 1829 W. 13th Street in Wichita, Kansas, provides full services to this area. Wichita’s original Reiki support group and center, they provide Reiki training, sessions, consultations, merchandise and a lending library. Call (316) 265-9899 or www.Reikiempowered.com for more information. Ronni Johnston is the Director.