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                                   THE ALTERNATIVE UNIVERSE JANUARY 2018 NEWSLETTER

ISSUE 195

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 I hope you all had a Merry Christmas, a great Hanukah or any other way you celebrated the holidays. Have a Happy New Year. For my faithful readers who have stuck with me for years they know that this is the longest Newsletter of the year. For the new readers you will understand this as you read.


This past year, 2017 as I have talked about every month was my Harvest year. My Personal Year Eight in numerology. I liken these years to seasons. As we note, if paying attention, all that is non-man made in the Universe seems to have a rhythm to its growth. We do too if we pay attention. The easy way to get on this band wagon of ‘when is the correct time to do things?’ is to find your Personal Year in Numerology. I use the Pythagorean method that has been around for over 2600 years. I find it accurate and for those of you who know me well I set up home/business/clearing/ growth/new beginnings at the appropriate times, and it works like clockwork. I believe in this and I stick to this.


Let me first explain the Harvest Year to you. In the eight years leading up to it you have the opportunity to start/let it grow/create/foundate/rest/focus on home/focus on inner growth and then you reap what you have sowed in the Harvest Year.


What did I Harvest? Looking back at my years of growth I see that I focused mainly on my business. I chose to put my acreage on the market at the proper time and it sold with a large profit. This, giving me my dream home in the city. I also focused upon this. So 2017 arrived and I was very aware my mortgage was due for renewal and based upon the income I had declared when buying it they informed me I could not afford it back then LOL. Well a mortgage broker thought differently and gave a 3 year fixed at 4.9%. Aware now that the bank would take it over on conditions and give me 2.9% I met with a manager to see what they required. HECK!!!! I knew that with the economy dropping and all of the shows in 2016 that had been on top of each other that I would not be able to cover all the financials they required. What to do? I called a tea house I had been working at a decade ago and was promptly hired back on January 21st 2017. Thank You Angels. With this income and my private clients I was able to not only pay off all the financials they required IE: personal income tax, business credit card and more, but I had savings and such. I tied up the mortgage on March 28th with a fixed 5 years at 2.9%. Thank You Angels.


Did I enjoy being back at the café? At first I did, as it was easy and relaxed. However that can become ‘boredom’ to me and soon it did. Some days I was busy and others I just sat and waited. It came to the fact I knew I was just doing it for money and I have preached to many that if you do something just for money you will never be happy. Besides the winter was always my relaxation time and I knew I was missing this. PLUS!! I hate schedules. I quit there on June 10th 2017. I did thank the owner though for allowing me to get ahead. But my Harvest Year had supplied this opportunity and I thanked the energy of the Universe for that.


First my wonderful neighbor who is an excellent handy man came over and noticed my shelves were full of books and crooked. He then corrected this by hooking them to the wall. Small, but a nice harvest. In February my Nugabest bed broke. The transformer overheated and took out the circuit board. Without going into detail as I have done so in many of this years Newsletters it took till November to get the parts but it is fixed and working perfectly now. I am back to doing daily treatments on the bed. It is a tourmaline heat system with a massage area that cracks your neck and back and heals the body perfectly. I LOVE it and truly missed it while it was broken. The cats missed it too which is why I was able to find a person who sold me at a 1/3 of the cost a tourmaline mat that the cats now lie on and heal their bodies.


Next came my coffee table. I had bought a washer and dryer in 2012 and taken an extended warranty out. I was told that if I did not use this extended warranty then it would be refunded to me in merchandise. I added this to my calendar so in March 2017 it reminded me!!  I called them up and lo and behold the warranty had not been used [I had left the washer and dryer with the new folks that bought my acreage] and I was able to get a beautiful coffee table that I was so in need of, plus a lovely green vase. Next I truly wanted a cordless vacuum and went on line to see reviews. I landed up buying the Dyson Pet V8 Cordless and have never regretted my purchase.  Next came vet bills for Solomon; they added up to a lot over the months before he passed.


My tooth broke in the back and because I was still working at the café and doing my private clients I was able to save it and the dentist rebuilt it. Cost was roughly $1500. I also managed to get a lower plastic tooth brace thingy to wear at night to keep my jaw straight.


NEXT!!!!! Something I have badly wanted were remote control blinds and I bought them. The cost was $2,000 but to me oh so worth it. When my son saw them he said ‘hmmmm, yes it is so hard to pull up a cord’ I laughed and said ‘yes it is’. When I hit the button on the remote control and all 3 blinds simultaneously go up or down I giggle. To me the cost was well worth it. I plan to do my bedroom this year. [2018]


My big moment I think was when I finally, after 4 years of trying, had the $1,000 cash just to do a shopping spree. As I wrote back then I think you have to love to shop to enjoy a day like that. I found it tiring and boring. BUT!!! I now know that, and do not keep thinking ‘gee, I wish I could just do a $1,000 shopping spree’. Trust me I was surprised at how I did NOT enjoy it.


Next, I got my eyebrows done. I LOVE them. She did an excellent job and anyone I mention it to says ‘that is not hair’? I say no its micro bladed. Well worth it for me as my eyebrows faded in color as I aged. I think eyebrows make the eyes very pronounced. I took up yoga and had massages. I ate out with a few friends and often took my granddaughter out. I saw Cirque De Solei with my granddaughter and grandson.


Best of all I think in my Harvest Year was the fact that I was filing for my pension to start this year (2018) and did not have my landing papers. It looked like this would hold up my pension for 1-2 years but I was helped out by a VERY fine fellow at immigration and got my landing papers ahead of the waiting line because of him. PLUS on December 22nd I received the confirmation letter from pension that assured me it is starting May 2018, a month after my birthday. Thank You Angels as that will pay the monthly payment on my new vehicle.


The shows were going to start and I knew I had to make choices. As I mentioned above I quit the café on June 10th and felt great once again as I had FREEDOM.  Most shows went well, I was accepted at all that I applied for and the summer shows allowed me to put aside my winter money.


I think my BIGGEST Harvest was NOT doing The Performers Festival. They changed the person who normally was in charge to a person who many vendors dislike. This person actually dislikes me for some unknown reason. Based upon the fact that I was still unsure if I was going to stay at the café when the forms went out to be filled and sent back for acceptance I did not apply on time. Most shows do not make this date a stickler but her excuse was this when I did call to apply. LOL. WELL!! Thank You Angels for this as I chose to stay home and relax. The weather was above 30C all 10 days of this festival. The person she let in to take my place did horrifically. Other vendors complained about the person who took it over. Not one person said anything nice. Many said they would not be going back. I was busy at home and thanked the Angels and Universe every day for helping me avoid this show. I took that as part of my Harvest.


Venus my girl cat was able to have dental work done.  Fireplace was cleaned and switch repaired. I bought a carpet cleaner by Bissell and am now able to do my own carpets when I like. All bills were paid all year round, and best of all my vehicle did not break down at all. It took oil changes and summer and winter tire changes but nothing TILL!!!! The day after my last show. It developed an anti-freeze leak and based upon the cost I chose to only do the hose that was leaking the most. I do not need my van all winter for any long trips and will sell it in March of 2018 when I will purchase a new van. Either a Grand Caravan or the Pacific. All in all?? My opinion of my Harvest year is exactly what I focused upon. Business. Business brings income and income brings growth if you choose to spend it wisely.


As I enter into 2018 it is my Nine Personal Year. What does this mean? Nine is the number of completion. The seasons for us run in nine year cycles. For 2018 I am only clearing clutter.  What clutter I hear you ask? Weight/van/any garbage that has accumulated/shows/debt and anything else the Universe shows me I must leave behind. It is also the ‘completion’ year. Complete whatever you need to have completed. That will be the book and aspects of the house that I need to complete.  As the monthly newsletter goes out in 2018 I will let you all know what I have wrapped up, gotten rid of OR completed that month. I look forward to clearing the clutter and getting ready for my new nine year cycle that will start in 2019.


Here is the link I always put in the newsletter for you all. Click on it, do the math [it’s not hard] and jump on the band wagon of ‘doing things at the correct time’ and finding success in life >Your Personal Years in Numerology


Chat for December: Headed up to Fort Mac for my very last show on November 30th to December 3rd. Roads were dry heading up and interestingly enough they had moved the show to a week later so it would not correspond with Black Friday. Had they not, the prior weekend they had over 20cm of snow almost in one entire day and no one could move around. Not only would we have had trouble getting up to Fort Mac but most likely it would have affected the show plus us getting home. Thank You Angels.


Next my focus was on the getting things done around the house. My neighbor came over on the 4th and spent 4 hours getting my Nuga Best bed back together again and later in the evening I had a client at my home office. I do prefer to have a full day off to do absolutely NOTHING as my year end shows come to a close but not this year. As of the 5th of December to the 14th my ghost writer was here every day writing the book. In between this I shopped for Xmas, had a house party up in Barrhead and picked up my new carpet cleaner that had quit working. Yes, if I had clicked the lid on correctly it would have worked said the nice man at the repair shop.


My time quiets in December but never to a zero. I still had clients all month just not as many as I normally do. This of course is fine with me as I do not work hard all summer just to spend the money. I save so that winter bills are taken care of. Clients in winter are a bonus.


On the 20th I attended a lovely evening of live music, yin yoga and Kirtan.  Bringing in the winter solstice.  I realised as I was there how much I miss stretching my body or should I say how much my body loves being stretched LOL. I will be making a serious effort to attend yoga starting in the New Year.


Took my g’daughter for vegan pizza on the 21st and to my great delight she enjoyed the food and the pizza joint. YES!!!! I am training her to become me LOL. 


Although my December sounds like I had lazy time I did not LOL. In-between any time off I took care of the cats, the litter boxes, shopping, groceries, food cooking, cleaning, laundry and all that it takes to keep up to date with material stuff. Plus of course it goes without saying; I took care of my business and wrote this Newsletter.


I hope that whatever you do to bring in the New Year you do it well. Me? I make New Year Re’soul’utions that jive with my Personal Nine Year. My season nine that means ‘completion and clear clutter’.  Take the coming year seriously. What do you truly want out of life? What is holding you back? Do not let fear be your factor. Take the plunge and give yourself what you want. Life CAN BE a continuous flow of positive peace and tranquility if you allow it. Meditate and put your own needs first. Once you feel content you will find that time allows for all other things. ENJOY the winter of 2018. See you next month.


CAT COSTS:  This month was a very cheap month for me. Having only two cats left now the costs get lower and lower. No one needed vet services and I thank the Universe for that.


First their fountain was old, the motor was weak so I went and bought them another fountain. I decided on a gorgeous stone bowl with a strong motor and filter system. Plus the water came out of the top making it easier on their little necks. Cost $124.94. I love the sound of this water flowing all day in my kitchen.


Tinned food came to $75.27. Kitty litter came to $54.55.  Dry food came to $20.98 and lastly raw meat came to $57.71. Total cost for the month was $333.25. A lovely cheap month.


If you are thinking of getting a pet please know that from the cute stage, they grow with personality to adult stage. Animals feel with unconditional love from their souls. They get attached and used to their homes. If you cannot give up 12-18 years and maybe longer, do NOT get a pet. It is not a companion till you find a mate, have a child, decide to move to an apartment that will not allow pets, it is a companion for life. They also need dental care, checkups and GOOD food. Not this cheap, no nutrient food that I see so many people buy. Your pets will suffer later just as you would if all you ate was junk.


Look at rescue places for loving animals. These pets will not only be grateful, it's almost like they know you saved them and love and adore you for it. Think before you add to your life. Can you give this type of commitment? If the answer is yes then enjoy looking for your new companion. Think older if you can, for some reason older pets are harder to re-home and they are much sadder as they wait not knowing what it was they did to be removed from the homes they knew.


 My Coincidence this Month: As I mentioned above my Nugabest bed is now fixed after so many issues with the person who took over the company. He was rude, arrogant and above all convinced he was the very first supplier of these beds and tried to tell me I had a ‘fake’ bed. I took to Rip-off, Facebook and other areas and he replied on those just as rudely.


At one point I went downstairs to get the original bill with the  intent to take a picture and post it for all to see. I knew the original owner of this business had left for England with her husband as she had sold me the tourmaline Nugabest mat that  I wrote above about. BUT!!!!!! As I pulled out the bill something nudged to me call the phone number. Well LO AND BEHOLD it went to a message machine with her name on it. I left a message and that evening she called me back. What a fine person. She did not have to help me at all but she went way beyond that.  First, ironically or coincidentally, she had moved back to Edmonton one month prior. Second, she sent this guy a VERY firm e-mail telling him that he had actually contacted her, bought  the business from her and was obligated in his contract to oversee anyone who had bought Nugabest products in Canada. Well after months of pulling my hair out over this guy, the circuit board mysteriously appeared in my mail box and as I said above my neighbor put the bed back together again. Thank you Angels for making me try the phone number. Some strange energy force propelled me to do this.


 I also hope the fellow who took over this business takes this as a lesson in business. Do I recommend the products? Hell yes, everyone loves this bed. I allow those who come in two’s for readings to have the option of doing a treatment or using the massage chair.


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AWARENESS


To a man whose mind is free there is something even more intolerable in the sufferings of animals than in the sufferings of man. For with the latter it is at least admitted that suffering is evil and that the man who causes it is a criminal. But thousands of animals are uselessly butchered every day without a shadow of remorse. If any man were to refer to it, he would be thought ridiculous. And that is the unpardonable crime.- Romain Rolland, Nobe




Is it Possible to Strengthen a Genetic Weakness?


This article was written by Michael Stuchiner


Michael Stuchiner is an experienced Master Herbalist, the Head of Education for Z Natural Foods, a teacher and an accomplished author. With a 16-year specialization in medicinal herbs, Mike also has a vast knowledge in tonic and adaptogenic herbalism. Mike has enjoyed a 25-year career as an elite-level competitive powerlifter where he learned to heal his ‘mind and body’ as an avid user of herbal remedies. If you are new to the world of herbal remedies, or want to sharpen your skills, Mike is the author of the ZNF Mind and Body Restorative Program. This 78-page, easy-to-read eBook is $9.99 (Immediate download).


 


As you probably know, we are made up of 50% mom and 50% dad.


Boys get a slight bit more from mom, while girls get a bit more from dad. What we get from our parents is known as our genetics. Just as your parents got their genetics from their parents -- and so the never ending story begins.


While some pull a better genetic lottery than others, for those that may have ended up with a less desirable ticket, it does not mean a destiny of disaster.


Just because you or someone you know may have the genetics for a specific condition, it does not mean that gene will express itself.


Using a professional athlete as an example….


Many top athletes are made through a mixture of hard work and genetics. I assure you that if they only relied on their gift, and, did not put in the hard work, only about 5% of them would be where they are today. It was the hard work that expressed the genetic gift.


Let’s explore this topic a little deeper.


Q: What is an inherent weakness and how does it affect our long term health?


A: In simple terms, your inherent weakness is your weak link based on your genetic makeup. It is what you inherited from your blood line. The possible effect these weaknesses may have on your long term health are all based on whether or not  you provide an environment for those genes to express themselves.


If you take the time to strengthen that weakness, you may reduce the risk of the weakness being expressed. 


Q: How can I figure out what my inherent weaknesses are?


A: In my opinion there are 2 ways of getting this information. First, ask your family if they are aware of any genetic issues within the family history. Of course, tests can be done to determine your risk factors, as well.


The other way is by living a common western lifestyle (high stress and low nourishment) for a long period of time. This will most often set the perfect environment for those inherent weaknesses to express themselves. If you choose option number two you will know for sure what your weaknesses are sooner than later. 


Q: Am I stuck with the downfalls of my “inherent weakness” or is there something I can do to fix the issue?


A: The fact is, this is who you are and how you were born. The good news is you are not stuck with the possible downfalls (pun intended) of what was passed down to you from the previous generation. This is not a perfect equation, but, if you provide a proper internal environment for your body to thrive, you increase the odds of falling in your favor. Let’s be honest, there are many people who have all kinds of illnesses in their genetic makeup and they never see one sign of those issues affecting their lives.


Q: What do you think is the strongest factor for why some people get genetic diseases while some don’t?


A: Lifestyle factors like lack of nourishment and uncontrolled stress. This is not to say other factors don’t play a role, but these are by far, are the strongest on the list. The reason I came to this conclusion is because these factors have the greatest effect on beginning the damaging cascade of ill effects that happen from an unhealthy stress response.  And it appears that we are all living in a very stressful environment, nourishing ourselves with empty calories for the most part.


Q: What role does stress play to affect our inherent weakness?


A: If you have a stressful lifestyle over a long period of time, due to the high level of chronic stress, you begin to acquire what is known as an unhealthy stress response. This is when the body is no longer able to go from a “fight or flight” scenario back to “rest and digest” when the threat is no longer present. The cascade of negative effects that stress puts onto the body becomes overwhelming and stress begins to break the body down. These become the ingredients to make the perfect storm in expressing your inherent weaknesses.  


Q: I have several neurological conditions in my family. Could you give an example of how you would help support my inherent weakness.


A: First, it is important to understand that this does not mean you will necessarily end up with the issue. If I wanted to swing the odds in my favor I would do everything I could to make sure my body works at optimal levels, and at the same time, give extra support to the weakened area. If you make a weakness strong, it is no longer a weakness, right? 


Therefore secondly, I would begin by having a program that supports and strengthens my elimination channels in order to make sure they are functioning optimally. Third, I would give my body the nourishment from real wholesome foods that will support my body’s ability to have a healthy stress response. Finally, I would use herbs and foods that would support the weakness. In this case, since it is the nervous system, using herbs and foods like Gotu Kola, Bacopa, Cayenne, Cacao, Rosemary and Memory tea will all support your body to have a healthy nervous system.


Q: If you had to narrow the top common foods that you believe everyone should eat on a daily basis, what would be your top 4?


A: I love questions like this because they really make me think so, for that, I thank you. My top four common foods (In no particular order) are apples (1-2 daily), berries (1 cup daily), garlic (4 raw cloves daily) and onions (1 daily raw). I know for a fact, that if you consume them every day on a consistent basis, the mixture of nutrients and phytonutrients will have a very positive effect on your overall wellbeing.  


As a competitive powerlifter the many bits of advice I received doing the sport rolled over and were very applicable in my everyday life. The one that hits home the hardest was:


“Train what is weak and you will become strong”


Most people only focus on what they are good at, and never fix the weakness. Some of the simplest ideas have the most profound effects. 



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