Tuesday, October 22, 2013

November 7th, 2013 - Common Thread Meeting


The Common Thread Group meets the first Thursday of the month in Waveland Hall at Plymouth Church beginning at 7pm.
Most months we will honored with a special guest speaker.
Usually we will open with a brief meditation, followed by a few short announcements. (We ask that you, please, be respectful of our presenters by keeping these short. You may place additional information on the tables for people to review.) 
Cathy Lindsey will give her report on the astrological aspects for month.
For more on Cathy Lindsey's astrological information please go to:
AstroEyes Evolutionary Astrology
www.facebook.com/AstroEyesEvolutionaryAstrology
www.AstroEyes.comAstroEyes@aol.com

 November 7th, 2013 - Common Thread Group

 For our November 7th gathering, our own beautiful, Marsha Hines was so wonderfully kind to bring in Adam Chacksfield, Ph.D. to be our guest speaker.  Thank you, Marsha!

We look forward to this special evening.

 Adam Chacksfield, Ph.D.,was born and raised in England, but has lived in Macomb, IL for the past 13 years. He is President of The Center for Nondual Awareness, a global community of nondual teachers. His nondual teaching and coaching followed his own opening to nondual awareness, and developed through intensive work with Peter Fenner and more recently Jeannie Zandi. 

 Through his work with groups and individuals, Adam facilitates the release of burdening beliefs and holding patterns in the body, supporting participants in falling open to the liberating truth.

 He says “We are invited to receive the ultimate gift, for which there is no substitute, worth infinitely more than all our dreams and fantasies. We accept this gift by simply falling open. When the heart and mind fall open we find ourselves intimately present and completely available to what is here. We can feel the full energy of life moving through us and we become guided by a natural love and wisdom that arise effortlessly, transcending our beliefs and opinions. Our struggle with reality dissolves into harmony.”

 For more information visit http://nondualcenter.org/adam-chacksfield/

Regarding Fluoride from James R. Bell, MD


I urge discontinuing fluoride addition to water supply.

Here is an article supporting my view:

 Fluoride

Fluoride is found in many things around us. It is in our toothpaste, water and
tea to name just a few. In the 1930's it was used to treat over-active thyroidglands. In 1937 the use of fluorotyrosine further emphasized its effectiveness. Many patients suffered complete loss of thyroid function with this treatment. Consequently this drug was given a new role and renamed as Pardinon and became used as a pesticide.

 Fluoride acts as an enzyme poison. Enzymes are protein compounds thatspeed up biochemical processes. There are chains of amino acids within our body that make up these complex proteins. These complex proteins are linked to simple ones called amides. It is within the amides that fluoride reacts by splitting and distorting them. This damages the enzymes and their activity.

 Fluoride is cumulative and builds up steadily in our bodies through what we eat and breath. The use of fluoride toothpastes and dental fluoride teethtreatments only further assault or already overloaded bodies. It is thought that the body can only eliminate 1/2 of the total amount taken in so as you age the amount being stored increases.

 Why is all this important? The changes in the protein structure create an issue within our body. It creates proteins that the body does not recognize so consequently it tries to get rid of them by creating antibodies that will lead to an autoimmune reaction. Common forms of thyroid autoimmune (AI) are Hashimotos (underactive AI) and Graves (over-active AI).

 The enzyme poisoning effect can eventually extend to our genes - DNA cannot repair itself and chromosomes are damaged. This can have all kinds of ramifications from fetal development to cancer.

 Applying fluoride to thyroid function we can walk through these steps:

 1. There is an enzyme process that occurs within the thyroid gland. This occurs when iodine attaches to the amino acid tyrosine. It is then converted into thyroid hormones thyroxine (T4) and triiodothyronine (T3). Fluoride slows down this process.

 2. The toxic effect of fluoride will stimulate the "G" proteins who's normal function is to control the uptake of substances into the body's cells. The effect of this will be to switch off the uptake of the active thyroid hormone into the cells. This will cause fatigue and a slowing of the metabolism in the body.

 3. Fluoride also inhibits the TSH output from the pituitary gland. This reduces the amount of thyroid hormones being put out.

 4. Another issue with fluoride is due to its competition for receptor sites in the thyroid gland that respond to TSH. When less TSH reaches the gland less thyroid hormone is created. This will cause a slow decline into hypothyroidism.

 Finally, fluoride also displaces iodine. Iodine is also a key nutrient in the manufacturing of thyroid hormones (see page on iodine & the thyroid). The resulting iodine deficiency not only effects the thyroid gland but all parts of the body that depend on thyroid hormone to operate at full capacity.

 Great website of the history of fluoride, thyroid & Iodine -

History of the fluoride / iodine antagonism

Thank you for taking time to review this

James R. Bell, MD

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Monthly Monday Night at the Movies 7pm-9pm - Greenwood Room

Monday Night Movie Night will be October 21st

Plymouth Church Greenwood Room

 

THE HIDDEN HAND



The Hidden Hand is a controversial Award-winning documentary that explores the possibility of an extraterrestrial presence here on Earth. The film takes a keen look at a spectrum of topics like alien abduction, human/alien hybridization, the military’s reverse-engineering of alien technology and the government cover-up of anything related to extraterrestrials. Is preoccupation with E.T.’s a form of cultural madness, or is something really going on? How would E.T. contact change the religious and political institutions of our society? The Hidden Hand is full of riveting interviews with experts and experiencers alike: Whitley Streiber, Dr. Edgar Mitchell, the 6th astronaut on the moon, Paul Hellyer, a former Canadian Defence Minister, Richard Dolan, Jim Marrs, Linda Moulton Howe, Col. John Alexander, Nassim Haramein, David Icke, Dr. Roger Lier, Graham Hancock and Paola Harris, among others. The shadowy world of UFOs is suddenly brought to light.

Visit www.HiddenHandtheMovie.com


1 hour and 20 minutes



Tuesday, September 24, 2013

October 3rd Common Thread Group


The Common Thread Group meets the first Thursday of the month in Waveland Hall at Plymouth Church beginning at 7pm.

Most months we will honored with a special guest speaker.

Usually we will open with a brief meditation, followed by a few short announcements. (We ask that you, please, be respectful of our presenters by keeping these short. You may place additional information on the tables for people to review.)   

Cathy Lindsey will give her report on the astrological aspects for month.

For more on Cathy Lindsey's astrological information please go to:

AstroEyes Evolutionary Astrology

www.facebook.com/AstroEyesEvolutionaryAstrology

www.AstroEyes.comAstroEyes@aol.com

 

On Thursday, October 3rd, Barbara Gabriel will join us once again with her inspired words of wisdom.  Barbara's topic is:  


One Foot in Heaven, Two Here on Earth


With all the new energy coming in, you still need to live and function in your earth life.  Barbara is addressing some of the spiritual changes happening on the planet and then sharing how to take a few simple steps to enhance your experiences, allowing you a bit more of heaven in your human life!~

Barbara Gabriel is an intuitive life counselor, who has been teaching in-demand and informative workshops on practical spirituality for more than 30 years.
Over the course of her career, Barbara has been privileged to work with
thousands people, from all walks of life, teaching them how to recognize and release internal blocks which allow the creation of new opportunities. More importantly, she teaches you how to remember, reconnect, and enliven your essential Being, ultimately expanding your internal awareness, and your connection to the Universe.
http://www.secret4creating.com/

Barbara will be available for readings while she's in town. 

You may reach her at 707-602-7898 or through the website above.

 

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Common Thread Meeting, September 5, 2013


The Common Thread Group meets the first Thursday of the month in Waveland Hall at Plymouth Church beginning at 7pm.

Most months we will have a special guest speaker.
Usually we will open with a brief meditation, followed by a few short announcements. (We ask that you, please, be respectful of our presenters by keeping these short. You may place additional information on the tables for people to review.)   

Cathy Lindsey will give her report on the astrological aspects for month.
For more on Cathy Lindsey's astrological information please go to:



www.AstroEyes.comAstroEyes@aol.com


 

Our speaker for the 5th of September will be Rita Perea, Ph.D. whose topic will be...


 
Navigating Change with the Transpersonal Higher Self

With the convergence and speed of the energies moving us toward higher consciousness, some people feel tossed about and wondering when life will ever get back to normal again. We are all spiritual beings having human experiences. It is up to us to create our new normal. Attend this presentation to learn how to identify those things we need to release in our lives and how to navigate our changes from an intuitive and transpersonal higher-self view point. 

Rita Perea, Ph.D. (abd), brings a powerful blend of intuition, passion and insightful professionalism to both individuals and organizations. As an author, personal consultant, professional coach, spiritual director and conference speaker, she shares her 20-plus years of wisdom and experiences with people both nationally and internationally. Contact Rita at www.RitaPerea.com , Rita@RitaPerea.com, or 515-577-5666. 


 




Rita Perea, Ph.D. (abd)

Professional Biography

Rita Perea brings a powerful blend of intuition, passion and insightful professionalism to both individuals and organizations. As an author, personal consultant, professional coach, spiritual director and conference speaker, she shares her 20-plus years of wisdom and experiences with people both nationally and internationally. Rita is the CEO of four corporations. A successful spiritual entrepreneur herself, she assists others in developing their own thriving lives and businesses. She offers courses, webinars and individualized business coaching to help people unlock the keys to operating a profitable business. Rita specializes in helping spiritual entrepreneurs close the gap between purpose and profit.

As an Inter-spiritual director, Rita is a true Anam Cara, the Irish Gaelic name for “Soul Friend”. She honors all spiritual traditions. Rita hails from a long line of Irish psychics and has a keen interest in the practices of Celtic Shamanism. As an avid master gardener, she offers Spiritual Direction in the meditative gardens at her home, as well as at her office, by telephone or internet. Rita holds both a Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree; a Specialist’s degree in Leadership. She is currently a Doctoral degree candidate in the area of Transpersonal Psychology; which is described as the union between the spiritual and the psychological. Rita holds several advanced certifications which give her the tools to support others in the growth of their personal, spiritual and business lives. Rita is the author of the soon-to-be released From Frantic to Fabulous: Reclaiming Your Life Right Now! e-book series (2013), Quantum Economics for the Spiritual Entrepreneur (2014) and is a contributing author to the popular Awakening the Workplace: Achieving Connection, Fulfillment and Success at Work (2008). She and her husband reside in the heartland of America, Des Moines, Iowa.

Contact Rita at www.RitaPerea.com , Rita@RitaPerea.com or call 515-577-5666

 

Monday, July 22, 2013

August 1, 2013 Common Thread Group

The Common Thread Group meets the first Thursday of the month (Due to the 4th of July Holiday we are moving it to July 11th)  in Waveland Hall at Plymouth Church beginning at 7pm.

Most months we will have a special guest speaker.
Usually we will open with a brief meditation, followed by a few short announcements. (We ask that you, please, be respectful of our presenters by keeping these short. You may place additional information on the tables for people to review.)   

Cathy Lindsey will give her report on the astrological aspects for month.
For more on Cathy Lindsey's astrological information please go to:


For our August 1st meeting Deb Jennings will present an Introduction to Sound Healing, and how Sounds for the Soul can restore, refresh, renew and revitalize, enhancing and supporting wellness and vitality.  She will introduce us to various sound healing instruments.  Then she will present a meditation featuring the Sounds for the Soul instruments, during which you will experience a transformational journey through sound and vibration. Come expand your consciousness and tune in to your own infinite source of inner peace!
 
Deb has studied music, sound healing, toning and chanting with many different teachers from various traditions.  She leads community sound healing events, and drum circles, facilitates workshops and leads meditations.  She plays for many retreats and yoga events, and offers private and group sessions. 

Deb Jennings' contact information:  515-306-8105 or jnnngsmus@aol.com

Sunday, June 23, 2013

July 11th - Common Thread Group

The Common Thread Group meets the first Thursday of the month (Due to the 4th of July Holiday we are moving it to July 11th)  in Waveland Hall at Plymouth Church beginning at 7pm.

Most months we will have a special guest speaker.
Usually we will open with a brief meditation, followed by a few short announcements. (We ask that you, please, be respectful of our presenters by keeping these short. You may place additional information on the tables for people to review.) Cathy Lindsey will give her report on the astrological aspects for month.
For more on Cathy Lindsey's astrological information please go to:




Our speaker for July 11th is Ron Head.

Ron is originally from Florida.  While in the military, stationed in Okinawa, Ron was introduced to Buddhism and married a Japanese native.  Subsequently, he was stationed at Offutt Air Force base in Omaha, so he does understand us Midwesterners a bit.  After being discharged, he wound up back in Florida, ultimately retiring from business in 2008.  In 2009 he became interested in Theta Healing and has studied it seriously ever since.  In 2012 he became a channel for Archangel Michael and has been posting those sessions on his blog: http://oraclesandhealers.wordpress.com/ .  His work is highly respected in the international spiritual internet community and his channelings are often reposted in other spiritual sites.

Earlier this year Ron had a QHHT session with our own Suzanne Spooner while she was visiting in Florida.  It has resulted in Ron's moving to Des Moines so that they can collaborate on a book.

For his presentation to Common Thread, Ron intends to give an introduction of himself, expanding on the above bio, then describe how he got into channeling.  Ron said, "I will see if there is a channeling that AA Michael wants to give for the group and read it if there is.  I have never channeled live and don’t want to start in front of 100 people."  Ron also intends to give a free introduction to Theta Healing, the aim being to have fun with it.  He will then open to any questions on either topic.


 

 

Friday, May 31, 2013

June 6, 2013 Common Thread Group

The Common Thread Group meets the first Thursday of the month in Waveland Hall at Plymouth Church beginning at 7pm.

Most months we will have a special guest speaker.
Usually we will open with a brief meditation, followed by a few short announcements. (We ask that you, please, be respectful of our presenters by keeping these short. You may place additional information on the tables for people to review.) Cathy Lindsey will give her report on the astrological aspects for month.
For more on Cathy Lindsey's astrological information please go to:





The Speaker for June 6th is our own Judy Olson.
Judy Olson was born and raised on the north-central plains of South Dakota. Early work and play experiences connected her strongly to the earth and paved the way for her to embrace the beauty of Native American spirituality when she encountered it as an adult. She sings, plays and writes music for the guitar and the Native American flute. Her passion for the flutes is especially strong and has led her to play them whenever she can, sell them, give lessons and create CD'sJudy regularly leads drumming circles in the Native American tradition and writes with a native flair. She believes that the teachings of the ancient Native American Medicine have much to offer us in modern times. 

At the next Common Thread meeting you can expect to learn the dynamic lessons of the medicine wheel, hear stories, music and ask questions about all of it. 

For Judy, music and sound are healing arts that she combines with other modalities. She is a Reiki Master and is also trained in Healing Touch, Quantum Touch, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and Spiritual Response Therapy ( SRT ). In addition to these methods, she uses the power of sound, music and drumming in healing sessions and rituals. She recently retired after 38 years of teaching and is now focusing on healing, writing and music. 

You may contact Judy by phone at 515-255-5933 or by email at judithfolson@hotmail.com.


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

May 2, 2013 - Common Thread Group

The Common Thread Group meets the first Thursday of the month in Waveland Hall at Plymouth Church beginning at 7pm.

Most months we will have a special guest speaker.
Usually we will open with a brief meditation, followed by a few short announcements. (We ask that you, please, be respectful of our presenters by keeping these short. You may place additional information on the tables for people to review.) Cathy Lindsey will give her report on the astrological aspects for month.
For more on Cathy Lindsey's astrological information please go to:



The Topic for May 2nd, 2013:

Kevin Thoren will be our speaker this month. You may remember him as the one who brought the Buddha Relics to Des Moines last summer. Kevin has recently returned from a trip to Brazil, and he is excited to provide us with details of his amazing journey.  I hope you will join us!
 
Kevin says:   Over 1 million persons from across the earth with physical, emotional, mental and even terminally ill conditions have traveled to see John of God at the spiritual healing center named the Casa Dom Inacio in Abadi├ónia, Brazil to receive these spiritual healings. This has included over 10,000 medical doctors and researchers to confirm the numerous levels of spiritual healings performed.
I would say many millions more have been  helped as their pictures were presented or by surrogate surgeries as they could not be in the presence of John of God and his helpers.  Wayne Dyer and Oprah Winfrey have both been to see John of God.  Wayne Dyer says he was cured of Leukemia.
Since 1991 after hearing a friend share his experience it had been a dream of mine to go to Brazil. This dream was finally realized in February 2013.  I will share my experience while with John of God and the spiritual beings who work with him.   I had an energetic surgery and I will try and explain what my experience was like.  We have all discussed energy medicine.  My experience with John of God has given me a greater understanding of what this truly means.
I am looking forward to sharing my journey with you and the miracles I personally experienced.


Sunday, March 24, 2013

April 4th - Common Thread Group

The Common Thread Group meets the first Thursday of the month in Waveland Hall at Plymouth Church beginning at 7pm.

Most months we will have a special guest speaker.
Usually we will open with a brief meditation, followed by a few short announcements. (We ask that you, please, be respectful of our presenters by keeping these short. You may place additional information on the tables for people to review.) Cathy Lindsey will give her report on the astrological aspects for month.
For more on Cathy Lindsey's astrological information please go to:



The Topic for April 4th, 2013:

Resonance Repatterning® - Quantum Change Made Easy

Lynn Larson comes to us from Georgetown, Texas and will be offering
A Group Resonance Repatterning
 
Have you ever wanted things to change, but you weren't sure exactly where to start or what to change or how to do it?
Resonance Repatterning® can help with that!
It's an incredible broadly encompassing system based on concepts from new physics, cutting edge brain research and energy psychology, that taps into your own energy system to find out what shifts you're ready to make that will lead to the outcome you desire.
Perhaps you want better relationships, more meaningful employment, greater spiritual connection, or a healthier body - all of these being dependent upon what you resonate with. What's happening in your life now is a manifestation of those patterns of resonance to which you currently respond -- and what's not happening come from frequency patterns with which you've yet to fully resonate. Resonance Repatterning® is the bridge from the one to the other.
The Resonance Repatterning process taps into your own energy field to find what to switch from and what to switch to, as well as how to switch, and then verifies the switch from the old to the new -- opening the door for you to manifest what you want in your life. It's like switching channels so you're playing the tune you want to hear.

The Resonance Repatterning Mandala - a roadmap for change
 
 Lynn Larson has been a Certified Resonance Repatterning practitioner since 1997. She has also been a Reiki Master since 1996 and incorporates ideas from many different backgrounds, such as Chinese 5-elements, Polarity, Ayurvedic knowledge, Tibetan Tonal, sound, movement, light, crystals, essences, essential oils, Feldenkrais, Alexander, Somatics, and Ortho-bionomy.

Lynn will be available for sessions while she is in Des Moines starting Thursday morning, April 4th, through Sunday, April 7th.  Appointments can be made by contacting Dawn at 515.480.0904 or by email  amanecermo@gmail.com.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

March 7th - Common Thread Meeting

The Common Thread Group meets the first Thursday of the month in Waveland Hall at Plymouth Church beginning at 7pm. 

Most months we will have a special guest speaker.
Usually we will open with a brief meditation, followed by a few short announcements.   (We ask that you, please, be respectful of our presenters by keeping these short. You may place additional information on the tables for people to review.)   Cathy Lindsey will give her report on the astrological aspects for month. 
 For more on Cathy Lindsey's astrological information please go to:





The March 7th Presenter, weather premitting as she will be coming down from Minnesota, will be Donna Garlinghouse.  Please read through the following and print out YOUR FREE RAVE CHART at the link listed below so you'll be able to discover YOUR TYPE in this Human Design prior to the meeting.

OUR TOPIC FOR March-
 
The Human Design System:  Where Science and Spirituality meet  

HUMAN DESIGN is not a belief system. It is the revealed Science of Differentiation. Its Trademark, the beautiful Rave Mandala™ pictured, is an extraordinary, living, synthesis combining Quantum (Particle) Physics, biochemistry and genetics with four ancient esoteric systems – Astrology, the Chinese I Ching, the Cabala, and the Chakras.  This synthesis is more than the sum of its parts. It is both a Rosetta stone, a lens through which to interpret the evolution of consciousness, and a treasure map to understanding ourselves at deeply personal and archetypal levels. 

We are not here by accident, but by design, and we come with a unique purpose to fulfill and part to play.  Human Design provides us with accurate information about ourselves.   Its easily accessible “tools for living” equip us to navigate life by making decisions based on what is right for us.   The first tool to focus on is coming to a working understanding of our auric Type. 

Following a brief introduction to the scope of The Human Design System, your Type will be explained so you can begin experimenting with it immediately. For more information, click here. (This is space  for the document I will send under separate cover as soon as I have refined it - some more.: >) 

In preparation for the event, you are encouraged to go to www.jovianarchive.com, select “Get your Free Rave Chart.”  Be sure to have your birth data in hand - birth date, place and accurate birth time - and follow the easy instructions.  You will receive your Human Design Rave BodyGraph with a complimentary three page print out. While there, you are welcome to explore Jovian’s extensive website, beginning with their newcomer’s section: “New to Human Design?”  Enjoy!
 
Donna will be available for individual chart readings on Friday, March 8th, from 8am - 12noon.  Please call Donna by February 28th to set up your time 1-320-763-4304 or email her at djghouse@charter.netThe first three or four people to call will receive a formal Overview reading while she is in Des Moines on Friday. 

Presenter Donna Garlinghouse is licensed by Jovian Archive Corporation as an Individual and Family Analyst, a Living Your Design Guide and an ABC’s Teacher.  She has studied piano, religion, art education/ art history and philosophy, with careers as an art teacher and fiber artist.  Stepping stones include an MS degree in Art Education from the UO (Oregon) with a year’s study in Europe.  She spent decades exploring the lives of the Christian mystics, studying the Course in Miracles, teaching Reiki and advocating for the disenfranchised, but – except for being a grandmother - nothing has captured her imagination or proved to be more personally empowering in its practicality than has the Human Design System, which she has dedicated herself to for the past 12 years.
 

Monday, January 28, 2013

February 7, 2013 - Common Thread Group

The Common Thread Group will meet on February 7th in Waveland Hall at Plymouth Church beginning at 7pm. We will open with a brief meditation, followed by a few short announcements (we ask that you, please, be respectful of our presenters by keeping these short. You may place additional information on the tables for people to review). Cathy Lindsay will then give her report on the astrological aspects for month.
 
OUR TOPIC FOR THE MONTH  ******  DOWSING
Have you ever seen a member of the spiritual community pull their necklace up and start spinning the pendulum? Or pull a pendulum out of their purse or pocket and start swinging it to and fro or in a circle? Sometimes, you can see them mumbling something under their breath.

Well, the technical term for that is "dowsing". Originally, dowsers were people using two wands to find places to dig water wells, and it could be very effective. There are even now dowser groups in Iowa and locally that have meetings to practice their talents, although now dowsing is more spiritual connection than water wells.

One of our members who is very, very talented with this technique is Barbara Kerns and she will share some of her wisdom and experience with us at our next meeting on Thursday, February 7th. She will introduce the Dowsers she has studied with, the books they have written & of course, the main agenda they have in their teachings. Robert Detzler, Raymon Grace as well as Annalise Hagemann, Joey Korn and one or two others are ones she has known or studied.

There is talent to this, but it is a talent we can all learn.

Barbara Kerns has been a student of metaphysics since her early teens. She is a graduate of the Science of Mind Course, a Reiki Master/Teacher, and a Spiritual Response Therapy (SRT) Counselor. Barbara was introduced to Spiritual Response Therapy 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 and, soon after, she became qualified as a Certified Teacher. She no longer teaches but continues to do consultations and clearings when requested.

Recently, Barbara became interested in Access Consciousness and the “Bars” process. She became a certified facilitator and is now able to provide a Bars session for those interested.

You can reach Barbara by phone at 515-289-0518 or email at bjkerns1@msn.com