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

 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 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 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