Thursday, December 29, 2011

January 5th - Common Thread Meeting

Happy New Year all you wonderful souls!!!

Our January 5th meetings will begin, as usual, at 7pm in Waveland Hall with a short meditation geared toward a miraculous 2012!  Cathy Lindsey will deliver our astrological outlook for January and we will have a few short announcements.  (Please, do keep them short, dear ones.)

Kevin Thoren will then present the... Maitreya Project Heart Shrine Relic Tour.

“From Loving – Kindness, then you can achieve Freedom”
Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Spiritual Director, Maitreya Project

The purpose of the Relic Tour is to inspire people of all spiritual traditions and paths to come together to experience the blessings of the relics, loving-kindness, peace naturally arises in our hearts and in our surrounding world.

This is a rare opportunity, as in the past, the Relics have been kept in secret locations and never allowed to be seen.   I was inspired to invite them to Des Moines in late spring of 2011. I had a strong spiritual desire to bring them here without knowing why.   The Relic Tour Coordinator receives thousands of requests every year.   It is an amazing honor that we were chosen to host the Relics in Des Moines August 17, 18 & 19th of 2012.

The collection includes relics of the historical Buddha and the Buddha’s closest disciples as well as many other well-known Buddhist masters from different Buddhist traditions.

Most of the relics — those found among the cremation ashes of Buddhist masters — resemble beautiful pearl-like crystals. Buddhists believe these relics are produced as a result of the master's spiritual qualities of compassion and wisdom.  Since we can all develop these qualities, the relics are a reminder of our own essential nature of purity and our inner potential to manifest that.

The Relic Tour is one way to bring world peace, through people changing their mind. As His Holiness the Dalai Lama says, 'outer peace through inner peace.'  So the relics take a very important role in world peace. That's the purpose for the Buddha leaving relics.”
 — Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Spiritual Director of Maitreya Project

We will be showing a 35 minute video about the Maitreya Project and sharing many stories from the Relic Custodians and also my own personal experiences being with them.

Kevin Thoren's company is Banyan Tree Health & Well-Being. He started his healing journey in earnest over 6 years ago and has been blessed with the gift of helping others open their hearts, which in turn leads to a more fulfilling life. He helps people open to loving themselves through using their heart as the compass.

Our heart leads us on this path called life. Kevin finds joy working with others to unlock their potential and supporting transformation in their lives.

Kevin uses CranioSacral, Bowen and External Qigong Therapy, as well as massage, to help release energies that have gotten stuck. Stuck energies limit our experiences of life, thus limiting our ability to experience Joy, and love.

Contact Information
Healthy Living Center (YMCA)
12493 University Avenue
Clive, IA 50325
(515) 226-9622
Cell 515 577-7847

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

December 1, 2011 - Common Thread

Once again, we will meet at 7pm in Waveland Hall at Plymouth on Thursday, December 1st.  We will begin with a short meditation, a few short announcements of other events happening in Des Moines (please remember to keep these short so as not to eat up our speaker's time).  Then Cathy Lindsey will provide us with the astrological outlook for the month. 

This month our presenter will be Gus Guse.  Here is what he has to say:

My name is Gus Guse and I will not be lecturing at your December 1st Common Thread Meeting. But, I will be Eliminating Pain in a whole lot of people by using the Yuen Method of Chinese Energetics. If you, your loved ones or friends are suffering from chronic pain, this is a meeting you will want to attend. December 1st I will be Eliminating Pain in those individuals that are suffering from; Osteoarthritis, Carpal Tunnel and Fibromyalgia. I picked these three because I Elimininate these pains close to 100% of the time I'm sure if you bring 50 people with these conditions, 50 people will be Pain Free that night. What a Great Christmas Gift!

I've been a Certitied Practitioner of this Method for ten years. Prior to that, I'm sure, I've done everything you all have been doing. That's why I can say I have never seen a Method that works so well and so often as this one. If you would like more informatiom on this Method please go to

I'm going to be in Des Moines from November 21st thru January 8th. You can reach me at 507 456 4147 for individual or group appointments. Looking forward to meeting you soon.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

November 3rd - Common Thread Group

We will meet at 7pm in Waveland Hall at Plymouth on Thursday, November 3rd.  As usual, we will begin with a short meditation, a few short announcements of other events happening in Des Moines, and Cathy Lindsey's astrological outlook for the month.

With so many of our friends and relatives leaving us to return Home, our topic may be just what we need to hear.  This month we are excited to have Barbara Gabriel as our speaker.  Barbara's presentation will be "Life between Lives".   What happens to us when we are between lives on earth? How and why do we chose to come back?  Who helps us chose our lessons, and our life plan? Barbara will address these and more in her talk.  On Nov 3, she is looking forward to sharing her knowledge and joy with us all! 

Barbara Gabriel has been working with individuals, doing readings, and leading workshops for over 25 years. She has worked with people in many walks of life, with many spiritual backgrounds. “I believe we have everything inside of us to live happy, healthy, productive lives. One of my gifts is to help you remember how to access yourself internally (and to facilitate your continuing use of the same) to bring you more peace, joy, love, and freedom!”

She helps facilitate changes in the way one deals with life, in the ways one responds, reacts, and handles life's stresses. She teaches ways to heal your heart, your soul, your spirit.

“Through my abilities as a visionary, I can see your lifetimes, life lessons, and karmas. I can see you on your path. From there, I can help you let go of what you are ready to release, and give you tools to cope with the rest!! I 'see' what you are creating. I work with your belief system to help you understand and create a better life for yourself!!”

Barbara Gabriel facilitates through teaching and interactive classes, or workshops: manifestation, self love, overcoming obstacles such as fear, worry; and also all the intuitive classes, such as actively remembering past lives, working with personal energy and self healing, and also learning to feel and hear your angles and guides. All of these are interactive to help one function better in the world, through understanding, experience and knowledge. This then enhances ones life and brings peace and understanding to us and our world.


“I believe it’s all about choice.
I am dedicated to truth: to the discovery of the self,
through pain, suffering and stress; or through love, freedom, peace, and joy. Your choice!!
I believe every soul born to Earth has a path, a journey, a story, a value;
I help one enhance that journey, that life, that experience, that value!”
Barbara Gabriel

Barbara will be available for private consultations while she is in Des Moines.  Please call Sandy Duncan (515)360-8148 or email her to set your appointment.

"I believe every soul born to earth has a path, a journey, a story,a life worth living. My job is to help one enhance that path, that journey,by inspiring inner growth, encouraging healthy choices, change,and by empowering self transformation. I wish to open the windows of the heart and soul of each Being to the beauty of their inner life, bringing love, peace, healing, and joy to our world. I believe each of us has everything we need to live happy, healthy, productive lives; it is our right! And it is my gift to help you remember how to access your own inner wisdom, allowing growth, creating joy, and a deep sense of peace, security, love, and connection!!"   Barbara Gabriel

Thursday, September 22, 2011

October 6th, 2011 - Common Thread Group

Common Thread will meet at 7pm in Waveland Hall at Plymouth on October 6th.  We will begin with a short meditation, followed by a few announcements (please remember to keep these short everyone), and Cathy Lindsey will update us on what is happening astrologically.  Have you been feeling the energies lately???

Two powerful, wonderful, loving women will be our presenters this month... Malabika Shaw and Barbara Kerns.   They will be talking about....

Fifth Dimension Gateway:   

Using the Power of Words

Every thought we think, every word we utter sets in motion powerful forces for that to manifest in our reality. This session gives you an insight as to how we may disengage from the collective mind and consciously forge a unique pathway through our communication and garner those fifth dimensional forces of creation. Malabika Shaw and Barbara Kerns will present highlights of this conscious living technique.

About Malabika Shaw
Malabika is devoted to the study of consciousness and energy based healing techniques. She is a certified instructor for Spiritual Response Therapy (SRT), a Reiki Master and an advanced practitioner of Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Tapas Acupressure Technique (TAT), Sound healing and other meditative therapies. Her focus is to make spirituality easy, accessible and integral to everything else in life. Since 2000, Malabika has maintained a spiritually anchored Energy Healing and Life Coaching practice. She now offers a Mentorship Program in Spiritual Intelligence available to clients across the globe.

Malabika is a graduate of Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC), and spent the first 25 years of her career in human resource development and management education.
Phone: 1.515.720.9520.
Video channel:

About Barbara KernsBarbara Kerns has been a student of metaphysics since her early teens. She is a graduate of the Science of Mind Course, is a Reiki Master/Teacher, a Spiritual Response Therapy Counselor. Barbara was introduced to Spiritual Response Therapy (SRT) in 1988 at a First Iowa Dowser's meeting. A new book "Your Mind net" by Robert Detzler was the subject of discussion that day. Barbara purchased a copy and by 1991 had become a serious student of "SRT" earning her Certified Counselor's Certificate. Barbara continues her studies in the metaphysical realms. Ann Taylor of Inner Healing, Inc. and Gary Douglas & Dr. Dain Heer of Access Consiousness are her current favorites. You can reach her by phone at 515 289 0518 or by e-mail at

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

September 1st - Common Thread Meeting

The Common Thread Group will meet at 7pm in Waveland Hall at Plymouth on Thursday, September 1st.  Once again, we will begin with a short meditation, a few announcements of other events happening in Des Moines, and Cathy Lindsey's astrological outlook for September.

This month we're excited to have Michael Mapes as our speaker.
Psychic... Medium... Speaker... Spiritual Teacher... Published Author... these are just some of the words that describe Minneapolis based psychic medium Michael Mapes. Michael is not your typical psychic. At the age of five, Michael declared to his preschool teacher that he was a psychic. Since that time Michael has read for people on every continent, worked with the police to solve crimes and participated in scientific research on mediums. He has appeared on dozens of shows including APSR Radio, The Joyce Kellar Show, The Xzone, Angels Among Us, Power 96.5 and many more. He has been featured in various print publications and is known for his accurate down-to earth style.

Michael's Topic:

Spiritual Tesseracts: Achieve Spiritual Freedom & Personal Empowerment

A tesseract is a concept that transcends our normal way of thinking about traveling from one point to another. In this lecture, Michael builds on this literary and scientific concept as it applies to our spiritual lives.Using the concept of the tesseract, Michael will help you uncover the revolutionary force inside yourself that can help you achieve your dreams and resonate with a sense of unshakeable peace.

Michael T. Mapes
Internationally Known Psychic and Medium

Michael will be available for readings at Morning Light Bookstore on Friday, Sep 2nd, 11am-4pm and Saturday, Sep 3rd, 11am-3pm.  Call Morning Light to reserve your time....(515) 255-9256.
Morning Light Bookstore - 1251 73rd St # C, Windsor Heights

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Common Thread - Thursday - August 4th, 2011

The Common Thread Group will meet in Waveland Hall at Plymouth next Thursday at 7pm.  As usual we will begin our session with a short meditation, a few announcements, and Cathy Lindsey's astrological report.  (You'll want to hear about all the stuff going in our solar system that is affecting us! )

Our speaker for August had to cancel at the last minute, so Steve Stone (also known as Stevie) has volunteered to facilitate a discussion on “Disclosure” and related current events. Disclosure has come to be defined as the governments of the world admitting that they have been in communication with ETs for over sixty years. Recently there have been many channelings and other reports about a very strong ET presence around Gaia leading up to first contact and assistance we can receive from them leading up to ascension. Steve’s attention was first drawn to this area five years ago after reviewing Dr. Steven Greer’s work.

“This is really ‘out there’ for a lot of people,” Steve says. “But there is so very much information on the internet, channeling and otherwise that seems to ring very true to a lot of people. This is cutting edge with the information progressing daily and in a tone that is: soon-soon-soon.” He intends to have pass-outs highlighting many of the best web sites and a summary of key issues. Bring your skepticism as well as an open mind. This will be interesting.

Bibliography for the evening's discussion:

Much of the discussion this evening is summarized in an E-book, The Importance of DISCLOSURE, by Steve Beckow. This free book was downloaded by Steve Stone and reformatted to a Word doc. You can get a copy in post announcing this meeting in the Common Thread blog (

This bibliography is also available on the Common Thread blog for ease in clicking into the web sites listed.

Following is a bibliography of web sites and topics that can be researched for more detailed and more current information:

Galactic Channelings- compilation of 7 or more channelers communicating with Galactic Federation, Matthew, SaLuSa, and others

2012 Scenario (MAIN WEBSITE) over 4,000 articles archived on this website, updated daily


SaLuSa from Sirius  

Planetary Activation Organization including Sheldan Nidle 

Ascension 101

First Contact

The Essays of Brother Anonymous

New Maps of Heaven

From Darkness Unto Light: A Cross-Cultural Dictionary of Enlightenment

You are invited to tune into ET/First Contact Radio ET/First Contact Radio – Host Maarten Horst (Netherlands)  Every Monday 7 PM GMT, 2 PM ET, 11 AM PT

Other sites discussing Disclosure and related topicsbut which are not channeling based:

NESARA – history and general provisions

Steven Greer – one of the earliest advocates for disclosure

David Wilcock  

Project Camelot dealing partially with whistleblowers  

David Icke – the first person to question the source of 9/11

Bored? Google:
UFO/ET      Disclosure      First Contact      NESARA      Accountability      Terraforming      Ascension      2012      Golden Age      David Wilcock      Carl Johann Calleman      Ian Xel Lungold      Drunvalo Melchizedek      Andi Mac      Jag Steward      Patricia Diane Cota Robles      Lauren Gorgo      Lisa Renee      Kerry Cassidy      Bill Ryan      Inelia Benz

Related Documents:  The Importance of DISCLOSURE          The Importance of DISCLOSURE Appendix

Sunday, June 26, 2011

July 7th Common Thread Meeting

Our meeting will be held in Waveland Hall at Plymouth Church.  We will begin at 7pm with a short meditation, followed by a few short announcements, and Cathy Lindsey's monthly astrological update.

The July speaker will be Roma Schaefer.  Roma will be sharing information about a beautiful, different and powerful healing modality called reconnective Healing & The Reconnection. While most of us are familiar with Reiki, Healing Touch, and similar “energy” healing modalities, you may not be aware that Reconnective Healing is more than “energy” healing. It encompasses these energies plus more passing on “light & information” as well. Roma will explain the origin of Reconnective Healing, what scientists are saying about it, her own experience, and what you can expect when experiencing it.  At the end of the presentation, you will be given an opportunity to “feel the frequencies” if you choose. 

For over 30 years Roma has been a Registered Nurse. During this time, she has worked with various complementary healing modalities as a Healing Touch Practitioner, Reiki Master, EFT Therapist, and Past Life Regression Therapist. She is also a TSFL (Take Shape For Life) Health Coach. After attending a
presentation on Reconnective Healing in the spring of 2010, she felt drawn to this work and scheduled to attend the first possible seminar with Dr. Eric Pearl (founder of Reconnective Healing). Consequently, she completed Seminars I/II and III in Chicago last fall and is now a Reconnective Healing Practitioner offering in-person and distance Reconnective Healing Sessions as well as The Reconnection. She is located in Ankeny, Iowa and can be reached at 710-4160 or

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

June 2nd - Common Thread Meeting

The Common Thread will meet in Waveland Hall at Plymouth Church at 7pm, as usual.  We will open with a short meditation, followed by a few announcements, and Cathy Lindsey's Astrological report for June.

Our speaker this month is our own dear Laura Jones.   Laura will present....

"New Age Sacred Cows and Dogmas"

Debrief from the "Old" New Age. Entertain the joy and freedom of the "New" New Age!
Non-truths driving you crazy?
Can't fake it anymore?
Dramas seem unbearable?
Tired of fixing yourself?

Be a part of the "New"! Discuss day to day, down to earth approaches to community and individual oneness practice and being. Tools and ideas to embrace your own philosophy of life. Ease into your own personal, perfect, fit with the Oneness.

Please come! Be One with your community and be One with yourself. Or...... Be One with yourself and be One with the community. Choice.

For over 16 years, Lauracle, Laura Jones has been doing intuitive readings, coaching, mentoring and teaching in Des Moines and through out the Midwest. Laura's reason for doing her life's work is to assist you in 'opening doors to more love, joy and gratitude'.

Laura's intuition was enhanced after experiencing trauma in her youth. Later in life through travel, crystal work, reiki, meditation, body work, breath work, Hindu, Buddhist and Christian studies she opened to her gifts and now works full time to empower others. She is considered to be compassionate, loving and an inspiration to many.

Most recently Laura has been teaching her unique and popular Lauracle Method classes on developing your own natural intuition. She also likes to teach her workshops that help sensitive people and empaths deal with energies. She is available for readings, mentoring, crystal healings, workshops and classes.

Lauracle Compassionate Psychic Guidance, Intuitive Life Coach and Mentor

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Common Thread - Thursday - May 5th, 2011

The Common Thread Group will meet in Waveland Hall at 7pm.
This month we are going to change things around just a bit.  Just want to keep you on your toes!!! ;o)

We will begin our meeting with a few short announcements and Cathy Lindsay's astrological report for the month.  We will close our meeting with a love and healing meditation.  The energy that we create with our group is a wonderful feeling to take home with us!

Our May speaker is Carole Meade.
The title of her presentation is
Shamanic Journeying:  Walking Between Worlds

The shamanic journey is a practice common to all indigenous societies throughout history, dating back for thousands of years. The oldest burial site for a shaman, who happened to be a woman, was dated to 60,000 years ago. The fact that it has survived for thousands of years speaks to the potency of the work. By listening to a drumbeat or other rhythmic percussion, the shamanic journeyer enters "non-ordinary reality" - an altered state of consciousness beyond time and space - to access spiritual guidance and healing, assist others and the planet and to reconnect with the cycles and rhythms of nature. Join me to learn more about shamanic journeying and to experience a short journey into non ordinary reality.

Carole has been studying Shamanic Journeying and Healing for the past 17 years. Recently, she has been studying with Sandra Ingerman in the Two Year Teacher Training in Santa Fe, NM. As of graduation in April, 2011, Carole is certified to teach Basic Journey Skills, Energy Extraction, Healing with Spiritual Light, Medicine for the Earth, Psychpomp/Death & Dying Work (helping lost souls to cross over) and Soul Retrieval. In addition to teaching, she has a Shamanic Healing Practice. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Board Certified Art Therapist.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Common Thread - April 7th

The Common Thread Group will meet at 7pm in Waveland Hall at Plymouth Church. As usual, we will begin with a short meditation followed by a few short announcements (Please keep your announcements short so we don't eat into our speakers time. You are more than welcome to put information on the table by the door for people to pick up if interested.)

Cathy Lindsey will give us the astrological report with how the energies from the planets are affecting us currently.

This month our own Dr. Jim Bell will be our presenter. Jim will be talking on HeartMath, based mainly on the book, "The HeartMath Solution," by Doc Childre and Howard Martin. It describes a practical method of getting into a positive frame of mind, which, as he'll explain, is amazingly beneficial. 

Jim is a small town lad growing up--Tipton, IA.  He graduated from med school (Iowa) 1960, and went into General Practice, then Family Practice in Des Moines starting in 1963, and has been here ever since.

He retired from traditional medicine in 2000 and is now doing patient counseling (depression, anxiety, family and marital discord, obsessive/compulsive , and other similar disorders), and using Spirituality (or Energy Medicine) as basis for counseling.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Common Thread Group - March 3, 2011

Exciting times are ahead, and isn't it wonderful to be able to get together with like minded people to discuss all this marvelous energy and information that is coming in!

I so hope that you will join us on Thursday, March 3rd at 7pm at Plymouth Church in Waveland Hall!
We will begin the evening with a short meditation, as usual, followed by a few short announcements.  Then Cathy Lindsey and I will run through some of the energies associated with Astrology that could help prepare you for what will be happening this month.

I'm excited to announce that our speaker this month is
Geral Blanchard.

Geral had been a traditional psychotherapist working in the field of sexual abuse and interpersonal violence for 37 years when he made a dramatic professional transition. Three years ago he moved away from the mechanical counseling techniques learned through conventional training in psychology and began implementing more intuitive approaches that he had observed in shamanic healings throughout Africa, South America, Canada, and elsewhere. Blending indigenous healing methods with contemporary counseling practices, Geral now brings ancient wisdom and more spiritual care to his patients.

Geral is the author of five books, including the forthcoming book on this subject, Ancient Ways. He has written articles on shamanic-psychotherapy for the British magazine, Sacred Hoop, and the American magazine, Sacred Fire.

His Common Thread presentation will tell the story of his career shift which began by "throwing the bones" in a shaman's hut in Swaziland. Geral will describe his evolution from initial reluctance to a full embrace of indigenous ways.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Thursday - February 3rd - Common Thread Group

Our February meeting will once again meet in Waveland Hall at Plymouth Church at 7pm.  (If you are thinking of joining us for the first time, you'll see details of our location and who we are in the right column.)

We will have free tickets available to the Iowa Holistic Expo which will be March 5th & 6th this year at the Marriott Hotel, downtown Des Moines. Free parking is available across the street in the city ramp for both Saturday and Sunday. Go to and click on Iowa for details.

We will begin with a short meditation, a few short announcements, and Cathy Lindsey's Monthly Astrological Report.  (You can read the previous reports by clicking on Cathy's name to the right side of your screen.)  Our speaker this month will be Kim O'Hara. 

Kim O’Hara will be speaking on the topic of PSYCH-K.

Our lives are based on our perceptions of the world and those perceptions are based on our beliefs. By changing those limiting beliefs that are holding us back, we can energetically change the quality of the experiences we attract into our lives, and thus, change the very fabric of our lives! PSYCH-K is an excellent tool to help you accomplish this as it changes beliefs where they reside – in the subconscious mind!

Kim will present a brief overview of the science behind PSYCH-K, including some information about the breakthroughs of cellular biologist, Bruce Lipton, who wrote Biology of Belief, and is a strong supporter of PSYCH-K. She will then share some proven techniques that you can use at home to change subconscious mind beliefs by enhancing whole brain function and reducing stress naturally. After the main presentation and time for questions, Kim will ask those interested to join in a group balancing of a statement or two chosen by the group. It should be fun to feel the energy shift for so many people around the chosen topics. Popular group balancing statements include “The Universe is safe,” “I trust myself,” and “I am the peace I seek.”

Kim’s Bio: For 20 years, Kim was an attorney and successful insurance executive. In 1997, she left the business world to become an energy healer. In 2004, she moved to Utah and started a more conventional coaching business. While her clients were happy with her services, she was unhappy with her inability to consistently effect meaningful change for them. As we know, insights don’t heal you, and change can be difficult using traditional talk methods. Last fall, Kim discovered PSYCH-K and the desire to help people in a meaningful way was reborn, with the confidence that comes from having the right tools to do the job! Kim is absolutely thrilled to have returned to coaching, to be offering the elegance of PSYCH-K to her clients.

For more information about Kim or PSYCH-K, please visit her website: