Sunday, November 22, 2009

December 3rd, 2009 Common Thread Meeting

This month we will be back in Plymouth's Waveland Hall. As always, we will begin with a short meditation at 7pm, followed by a few announcements and Cathy Lindsey's informative and helpful monthly Astrological reading.

Angela Clark will be our speaker for this December meeting.
Her topic is:
Grounding Yourself for 2012
Angela will be teaching about the the importance grounding ourselves everyday as the energies are continually shifting. We will do a couple of grounding exercises involving self-care, building community, sustainability and Law of Confluence. This is another way of teaching the essential basics of remembering the Divine in our everyday life experiences. The Divine is waiting to be remembered in each and every aspect of your life experience.

Angela will talk about the importance of bringing Spirit into areas of our lives, like finance and business and health, that we have not done in this lifetime. Setting intention in our every area of our daily lives is vital to our physical, mental, emotional and Spiritual health.

We will also talk about the most powerful way to co-create Global Sustainability. Building community is a very important element of the shifts we are seeing in the world today: Why is it so important and what role does community play in our growth and development? She will share tools for helping you define the community(ies) that will best serve your growth.

Angela Clark, Serial Eco-preneur and perpetual student of Remembering the Divine. The Ki Inside, Healing Arts Practice offering Reiki, Emotional Freedom Technique, Ear Candling, Sinus Health Education & Classes.enrgPATH, a web-based resource directory for businesses offering services that are healthy for people and the planet.Committed Language Communications, We assist you with building and launching your business. Brainstorming unique promotional and educational opportunities, writing print marketing copy, web site copy, and general business confidence. Business workshops, classes, and coaching are also available. EnrgPATH has partnerships for graphic design, web site building, copy editing, event planning, marketing and social media resources.

Angela Clark
Founder & Managing Partnerangela

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Common Thread Group - November 5th

Our November 5th meeting will be back in the Greenwood Room due to previous commitments by the church. We will begin at 7pm with a short meditation, as usual, followed by short announcements. Those of you who have announcements, please have materials available with information by the door that you can briefly refer to as being available. This way, we don't have to take valuable time away from our speakers. This month we are blessed to have Robert Waggoner who will speak to us about:

Using Dreams and Lucid Dreams to Access Our Greatest Potential

Since recorded history, dreams have informed, guided and mystified mankind. With dream accounts of precognition, telepathy, spiritual encounters and interactions with the deceased, dreams have naturally suggested a more complex view of reality. In this session, you will learn how to use dreams to move towards your greatest potential, and how some dreamers are becoming lucid or consciously aware while in the dream state. Please bring your stories to share of amazing dreams that gave you insight, emotional and physical healing and news of events to come!

Our presenter: Robert Waggoner is President of the International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD) and author of the new book, Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self. A summa cum laude graduate of Drake University with a degree in psychology, he is co-editor of the online journal, The Lucid Dream Exchange, the only ongoing publication devoted specifically to lucid dreaming. Robert frequently speaks on lucid dreaming at national and international dream conferences, workshops and college classrooms (for example, Sonoma State University, Iowa State University and Evergreen State College), as well as various radio shows, like Iowa Public Radio.

Robert Waggoner
author of Lucid Dreaming: Gateway to the Inner Self

Friday, September 25, 2009

October 1st - Common Thread Group

Our October 1st meeting will be a guided discussion on a very poignant topic
What is it? Why do we have it? What can we do about it?
Fear controls so much of our world. Fear makes us powerless. Fear creates illness. Fear even kills. Why do we allow this to happen?
Let's see if we can, at least, begin to eliminate fears within our own lives.

As always, we will meet at 7pm, and we will again be in the big room, Waveland Hall. We will start with our meditation, followed by Cathy Lindsey's astrological report for October.

Please feel free to have materials available for people who might be interested in your events or products. We will have a few minutes available for short announcements before we begin our program.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

September 3rd - The Common Thread Group


Our Sep. 3rd meeting will be held in the Waveland Hall. This is a change from our usual location. We will be there most of the time now, but we'll let you know in advance when we will need to return to the Greenwood room.

We will begin, as usual with our meditation, followed by Cathy Lindsey's astrological report, and a few short announcements. This month we are honored to have Sherry Lord, a psychic intuitive and deep trance channel as our guest speaker. Sherry will bring forth Namara, a non physical being of pure love and light, who holds the tone of creation and will deliver a wealth of information and messages.
Sherry Lord from Venice,Florida, travels worldwide bringing Namara's teachings, enlightened information and messages. Sherry is founder of the Flowing Liquid Light healing modalities and attends expos, seminars, and writes for the Coastal Life magazine and is interviewed on live radio. She is ordained, a Reiki Master, and will do personal readings.
Check out her website:

Sherry will also be available while in Iowa for the following venues:

Morning Light Bookstore - Windsor Heights, IA (515) 255-9256 or (800) 728-5693
Namara through Sherry in deep trance, from 7 to 9 pm
September 10, Spend an evening with deep trance channel, Sherry Lord and experience Namara a group of non physical beings of pure love and light, who hold the tone of creation. Receive a wealth of enlighten information, messages channeled for the group Including Q & A. and receive a personal "Soul" Scroll Healing. Cost: $35.00 preregister

September 9, Guided Journeys from 7 to 9 pm - Sponsored by Susan Rains (515) 490-1095
Enhance your psychic abilities, and empower yourself through guided journey's. These journeys are freshly channeled through Sherry for each class. Meet your personal guides, higher self, Angels, also receive a healing and more. For Beginners and advanced. (Transformation on all levels and very deep)(Pre-register) Cost: $35.00

Morning Light Bookstore - Windsor Heights, IA (515) 255-9256 or (800) 728-5693
September 12, Guest reader - available from 10 to 5 pm

Also Available:
Phone readings are available by appointment. You will also receive a tape of the session. Sherry Lord: Office 941-961-2731 or 941-375-8344or Distant Healing (energy work) sessions.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Where are the Vortexes?

What are the exact locations of the vortexes?
You can Google Central Iowa Vortex or go to the link below
**Thank you Rodger Routh for your time and creation of the videos. I want to also acknowledge your creativity and artistry.

1. Old library downtown Des Moines, (between the river and the building?) There is a new retaining wall that has been built on the East Side of the library, south of the YMCA. It jets out in a semi circle and this is where the center is. If you turn toward the library you will see a green door. If you turn toward the river the Simon Estes Amphitheater will be directly across from you.

2. Oak Grove by Saylorville on NW Polk City Drive, north of the visitors center- Oak Grove picnic area, shelter number 2, go to the back of the shelter. You may feel the energy as you drive into the park. Beware as you go back to the Vortex as the fringes are covered with Poison Ivy. I have not seen any in the lawn area. If you are coming from Des Moines you can take 35 north to First Ave Ankeny exit, turn left and take First Ave west to NW Polk City Drive, turn right and look for the Oak grove sign. You will think you are driving into a residential area, just keep going.

3. Saylorville Visitors Center Check out the video above, it has actually grown to where you can feel it in the parking area. It is behind the building, look for the silver propane tank and look down; poison ivy and ferns surround the center. When you go behind the visitor’s center take the ramp and walk toward the silver propane tank. When you are at the end of the ramp look to the left, this is where you will see two trees that have fallen in between 3 other trees making an X.
Open your hearts to the experience, you may or may not feel anything and that is OK. You will still benefit from the energies.

I remember going to Sedona years ago and not feeling anything at the Vortexes. It takes practice and patience and a willingness to tune in.
Ask yourself this question, if I felt something I wonder what that would feel like? I promise it will eventually come.
I would also like to invite people to send me their contact information so I can keep them posted on updates I get.
Kevin Thoren

Monday, July 27, 2009

August 6th Common Thread Gathering

Our August 6th meeting will begin at 7pm, as usual, with our meditation, a monthly astrological reading from Cathy Lindsey, and a few announcements followed by our speaker.

This month our speaker is Kevin Thoren. Kevin will discuss the Vortexes, how he got the information 2 years ago, and how NOW is the time to bring attention to them and allow us to benefit from the energies. He will also talk about the additional information he has received since putting up the You Tube Videos on the Vortexes. It is truly an exciting time!

Kevin brings passion, expertise, and a great sense of humor to Inner Prosperity. Kevin is a licensed massage therapist. He also offers healing through Swedish, Deep Tissue, Reflexology, and Trigger Point massages. Kevin is a Reiki Master and also uses Spiritual Response Therapy, EFT and Raymon Grace Techniques to help others heal. Kevin is also a passionate practitioner of CranioSacral Therapy. CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle, hands-on healing method of unblocking energy from the top of your head all the way down your spine to your tail bone. It supports you in feeling better and more alive.

Kevin recently became a graduate of Johnathan Parker's School of Enlightenment completing over 300 hours of class work.
He began his deliberate spiritual journey 5 years ago and have had many wonderful experiences, one of them was being shown the Central Iowa Vortexes over 2 years ago.
Kevin grew up in Des Moines and has lived in Iowa all his life. He loves gardening and the outdoors. He has participated in various men’s groups over the years. He has a son, two daughters, and two grandchildren.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

July 2nd - Common Thread Group

Our next meeting on Thursday, July 2nd, will start at 7pm, and will be back in the Greenwood Room. We will begin with our short meditation, Cathy Lindsey will give our July astrology reading, and we'll have a few announcements. Susan and Paul Kellogg from the American Leadership College will be our speakers this month.

Their presentation will be:

Three “D”s of Practical Intuition: Demystify, Discern and Decisive

Everyone is psychic. Everyone has inner guidance. To find our own answers, we need only ask and then know how to “listen.” It is important to know who is on the other end of the line. The Kelloggs have worked with many sensitives (empaths, channelers, intuitives, healers, etc.) to help them become more aware and refined in discerning “what is me” and “what is not me”. Paul and Susan will share on keys to taking the mystery out of ESP and the importance of discernment to make that natural sensitivity work for me, not against me. To FEEL (sense), to THINK (discern) and then to ACT.

Here is a little information on Paul and Susan:

Certified angel and Practical Intuition consultants Paul and Susan Kellogg have recently returned from an international tour of Australia and New Zealand, sharing tools and techniques from a program nationally acclaimed for its common-sense approach to the “mystical” experiences of our lives. Through their community and international programs in 5 countries, the Kelloggs have helped thousands of people to use their practical intuition to find solutions to the challenges of daily living, with inner peace, inner direction and greater soul to soul living. They have enjoyed raising five children, helping each to use their unique “old soul” talents to enjoy life and find ways to make a difference on the journey.

Americana Leadership College
www.alcworld.comSol Services

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Iowa Vortexes, 2 Summer Solstice Events, and Movie Night - June 2009

New Iowa Vortexes
Here are the youtube links about these new Iowa Vortexes that are opening up! Exciting times!
Thank you, Kevin Thoren!

Summer Solstice Event - June 21st at 5:30am
Cathy Lindsey told us the other night about the energy of this summer solstice. Cathy said, "This Summer Solstice is a very important one as the Solstice is always an opening to the Universe and this year with the transits that are listed below it will be a very powerful time to manifest and meditate! It will be a powerful time to connect and pray/manifest/mediate on the Earth/humanity/ascension and love." Then, while brainstorming with friends, wanted to know at which point in the world sunrise coincides with the most northerly latitude of the sun. They discovered after much computer calculation that that point, in all of the world, was in central Iowa! (Roughly just south of the Newton area)

We feel that Des Moines is close enough and we want to celebrate this special event! So here is the plan:
What: Summer Solstice Meditation and Celebration
When: Sunday, June 21st, 2009, 5:30am (Yes, in the morning!) ;o)
Where: SW Corner of Grey's Lake
The sunrise is at 5:41am. Please bring chairs or blankets and be settled in by 5:30am. Feel free to bring flutes, drums, bells, etc. if you like.

(Back in the 60's we called this a "happening"!) And it will be HAPPENING!

Water Blessing Solstice Event- June 21st at 9am
The Water Blessing Solstice Event is scheduled for June 21st, 9am, Waterworks Park. Enter into the park off George Flagg Dr. We will gather just left of the entrance at the river. Dress warm enough. Bring an open heart filled with gratitude, something to sit on, and an indigenous instrument if you have one. All are welcome to share a blessing, poem, song, etc to raise the energy level of the water. This event will fill 30 -45 minutes. Call Sandi Smith at 515-480-8074 with questions.

Monday Movie Night - June 15th at 7pm
We will be showing the movie "WATER - The Great Mystery". Please see details below and to the right.

Friday, May 29, 2009

June 4th - Common Thread Group

Our June 4th meeting will be in Waveland 1 and 2 this month. So, watch for the signs when you get upstairs or off of the elevator. The meeting will begin at 7pm with our usual short meditation followed by Cathy Lindsey’s astrological update. If you have anything to share with the group, such as other group meetings, items that are revenue generating, or community events, please bring fliers to place on the table by the door for the group to pickup. During announcements you may mention briefly your event and that information is available on the table.

This month our speaker will be Robert Baca. Robert is a Psychic Medium and has appeared on various radio and television shows throughout the country. He has been featured in several different newspapers and magazines, including FATE magazine. Recently he was a Guest Speaker for Edge Life's Expo in Minneapolis and Des Moines.

We have asked Robert to speak to us about his experiences and connecting with the “Other Side”. It is not our intent that Robert spends the evening doing readings. However, Robert said that he cannot control Spirit. Robert’s presentation will be on connecting with the “Other Side”. He will explain that our loved ones, guides and higher selves are constantly sending messages to us. Are we connecting? Are we listening? Robert will raise our awareness and give us insight to further our development and communication with the “Other Side”. He will, also, answer our developmental questions and deliver messages as given by Spirit.

Visit Robert Baca’s website at for more information or you may contact him at for personal readings at 515 278-5033. Robert will be appearing at the 20th Annual Iowa Metaphysical Fair, June 6th and 7th in the 4-H Building, Iowa State Fair Grounds.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

May 7th - Common Thread Group Meeting

We were so excited to see so many new faces at our last meeting! Please feel free to leave messages on our blog if their is a topic that you would like to have discussed or a speaker that you would like to recommend for the group.

The meeting is an open forum discussion this month.

Topic: Are there signs in your life that you are ascending? How are you a different person than you were five years ago... new friends... sleep patterns... moods... others?

Our meeting will begin at 7pm with a short meditation, Cathy Lindsey will give us our astrological update, and we will share a few announcements. If you have anything to share with the group, such as other group meetings, items that are revenue generating for you, or community events, please bring fliers to place on the table by the door for the group to pickup. You may briefly mention your flier during announcements, but we would like to keep this announcement time down to just a couple of minutes. We know it is important to share this information and people are interested in what else is available to them, but as more and more items are becoming available our announcement time becomes longer and longer. Thank you again for your understanding!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

April 2, 2009 - Common Thread Group Meeting

Dr. Jim Bell will be our speaker for this month.
Jim's topic will be "If I Should Die Before I Wake"

Who among the adult human population hasn’t seriously wondered “what really happens to me after I die?” In many instances this is followed by fear-based thoughts of "the judgment day" and other similar teachings. Then there are the loving relatives and friends who assure us that we will be with those whom we have loved and have already passed. What really happens? Is there a hell—or even a heaven? Or is there just darkness? What about reincarnation? In his book, “Home With God, In A Life That Never Ends,” Neale Donald Walsch shares a channeling from his god which discusses these and many more questions. Dr. Jim Bell will present a “cliff notes” version of this work.

Our meeting will begin with a short meditation, Cathy Lindsey will give us our astrological update, and we will share a few announcements. If you have anything to share with the group, such as other group meetings, items that are revenue generating for you, or community events, please bring fliers to place on the table by the door for the group to pickup. You may briefly mention your flier during announcements, but we would like to keep this announcement time down to just a couple of minutes. We know it is important to share this information and people are interested in what else is available to them, but as more and more items are becoming available our announcement time becomes longer and longer. Thank you for understanding!

Saturday, February 28, 2009

March 5th - Common Thread Meeting

During our last few meetings, I have asked for suggestions for this month’s Common Thread Open Forum. A number of you came to me and I received a number of emails encouraging more talks on 2012. Since we have had a lot of discussion on this topic over the past year, yet the topic still is in our “top of mind awareness”, perhaps we should take another perspective on the subject.

We have been dealing with tons of DOOM & GLOOM from hundreds of directions. As we know, when we think about DOOM & GLOOM we get more DOOM & GLOOM! Let’s talk about the LOVE & LIGHT that is appearing now in 2009 as well as what we can project into 2012!

Let’s share the positive experiences that we see happening to others and ourselves and get into a discussion about what we would like to see in our future.

HOMEWORK: During the week ahead take note of the positives to share with the group.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


I couldn't have planned a better celebration on my first evening as an American citizen. Thanks for the opportunity. I had so much fun. Could you tell? I have three things I'd like to offer.

Firstly, here a link to the recording of the session for anyone who may be interested in listening to it again since I was attempting to cover a lot of ground. It is downloadable. Secondly, for the group activity on "prosperity and abundance"here is the link to the abundance affirmations requirement is to read this mindfully twice each day for40 consecutive days (means if you miss out, start again),with the intention of opening up to a higher power. Thirdly, if anyone wishes to take advantage of the clearing that Barbara and I do periodically for the "abundance group", they need to send me an email at so we can add them to the list. There is no cost. Just give to your favorite charity as and when the heart moves.

Thank you once again.

Cathy Linsay's February Astrology Report
February – Aquarius
Evolutionary Astrology mantra for Aquarius is: “I BREAK FREE WITH NEW CREATIVITY IN MYSELF”

Fixed, air sign of positive polarity.
SYMBOL: The water bearer – the energy bearer.
RULING PLANETS: Saturn and Uranus.
COLORS: iridescent blues.
RULES: the circulation and the ankles

Aquarius energy:
The energy of the rebel, those that buck the system when they need to and when it needs it. The energy of the thinker, one whom thinks non-traditionally, “out side the box” thinking. Futuristic thinking!
Lots of electrical energy. Sudden things happening, sudden changes.
The energy of independence, both receiving and giving independence. Freedom!
The energy of the humanitarian. No lines, no color, no judgment…everyone is created equal.
Responsibility to the collective community
Thinking “outside the box” on a Spiritual level. Beyond the normal on a Spiritual level.

February Full Moon: is in Leo. IT is also an Eclipse. The Eclipse is at 21 degrees Leo and it happens at 10:49 am. Full Moons are a time to release. Chiron and Neptune are also conjunct this Eclipse/Full Moon.

Leo Full Moon: Leo gets us back into the heart of the action. It is a time to get with friends and gather and let our light shine. A time to express ourselves and appreciate one another. Celebrate, ritualize, dramatize, and keep close to the truth. Keep true to the heart! Be playful.

This full moon Eclipse is a powerful one. Chiron and Neptune are conjunct it. With Chiron (the wounded healer) blending with it, there will be an emphasis on your wound in your own chart and the wound of the collective. With it being in Leo, this very much would/could have to do with the wound of the “leaders” of the world. Individually: This is a time for recognition. What do you want to be recognized for? Will you move on or stay disillusioned in the wounds of the past? Something will be cut loose. Then with Neptune…..the ability to use high spirituality on a leadership level. Within your self or the world. Don’t get pulled into the delusions or fogginess of things.

This eclipse will be the testing point for the new ideas sparked on the Solar Eclipse.

Aquarian thoughts must survive the emotional waters of the eclipse Full Moon. We my want to save the world, but we must save ourselves first. Many times the Aquarian rebels re working to move things forward which are very threatening to the status quo.

Many may find themselves confused as the past no longer works like it did, and there is no clear path ahead. February New Moon: On February 24th, is in Pisces at 6 degrees, at 7:35 pm. New Moons are a time of manifestation, a time to listen to your higher self. This New Moon being in Pisces makes for a heightened intuition. Meditate, create (manifest) your future. Get in touch with your creativity, higher creativity. Let your imagination flow. It is a time of great psychic sensitivity. A time of direct connection with Source! Listen to your guidance! Create from what you hear, see, feel or just know!

This Months Planets:

Mercury --Turns direct on Feb 1st at 21 degrees Cap.
Begin working your strategy after today.

Venus – Feb. 2nd. Venues enters the sign of Aries and your desires can become self oriented unless they are inspired with leadership. Can also have lots of passion in your love life, a little sassiness, adding spice to relationships. Watch out though for unenlightened selfishness.
Mars -- On Feb 4th Mars enters Aquarius. As Mars moves through Aquarius a surge of energy and vitality takes place in the lives of all especially Aquarians. The energy of mars is more group focused. The warrior and don’t fence me in. Beware of alienation of self. Also lots of passion in like minded group agenda’s.
Jupiter - Is in Aquarius and will be till this time next year! Expansive Jupiter in Aquarius brings about a time of experiment and taking chances. “Thinking outside the box” is accentuated unconventional thought, with Jupiter representing an increase and rapid growth, in many areas. This may lead to unusual, but very humane encounters with richness and prosperity. The ability to reach higher knowledge in all areas (inside the box or out) and an expansion of consciousness.
Saturn – is retrograde in Virgo. Everyone is feeling this especially the Virgo’s and Capricorn’s. Internalizing your inner structure, your inner “outline” of what you think your life should/could be. Reevaluating your finance’s your integrity and respect for your self and others. Starting new business’s or structures should be thought out now, but not started till Saturn goes direct on May 2nd! Also Uranus is opposing Saturn off and on all year….wanting “change” in the old structures of self and others and the world.
Uranus – is in Pisces and direct all month. However Uranus is opposing Saturn, off and on all year, bringing about urges and energy to make changes in your inner structures and out structures. In all the Uranian and Pisces areas. Out side the box spirituality and higher knowledge and thinking are defiantly on the table with Uranus in Pisces! Also bringing about great creative projects.

Neptune – is in Aquarius direct. This is a long term aspect. Neptune in Aquarius again, brings the ability to think outside the box on the spiritual and creative levels. To bring unconditional love to humanity and the planet. Chiron is now conjunct Neptune in Aquarius giving us the electrical energy to “heal” the Chiron wound that we each have and the world wound, by thinking outside the box on a humanitarian spiritual level.Pluto – is in Capricorn as it will be for the next several years. Pluto wants to transform all the Capricorn structures. Pluto has started out with a bang as we all know. Capricorn being the ruler of corporate America, the government, the military and the stock market, banks etc. etc. The transformation wanting the heart and Soul (Pluto transformation of the Soul) put back into business’s the government, the stock market, etc. etc.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

February 5th - Common Thread Group

We are so pleased to have Malabika Shaw as our speaker for our February 5th meeting. We will begin at 7pm with a short meditation. Cathy Lindsay will do a short "monthly astrological update" for our group during our announcements. Then Malabika will talk to us about:

"The Energy That Is You"
An energetic view of the creative flow of universal consciousnes through the body-mindsystem. This manifests through each of us to create our collective reality. An understanding of the process can help us choose better at the personal and the group levels from greater awareness. Moreover it makes life much more fun.

Malabika Shaw
2708 Grand Avenue,
Des Moines, IA 50312

For more information see the following: -- Creating the ability to see Wholeness -- Your energy resources for a vibrant and fullfulfilling life -- Two cents' worth and a bit