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THE ALTERNATIVE UNIVERSE NOVEMBER 2017 NEWSLETTER

ISSUE 193

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CHAT FROM VcToria

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I really wish to welcome all my new readers to my Newsletter. Normally I do this every month while the shows are on and e-mails added but it has been so very busy I forgot the warm welcome to all. Consider this done.


VIP: I have back to back shows in November so I will be doing minimal full reads at my office. As of December 5th I am home till March 2018 barring one trip to Kelowna in January.


After finishing off Septembers newsletter on the 27th nothing much happened other than I had planned to go up to Holes to listen to a talk on pruning, however a client called and took that time away from me.  No biggie I can go to Holes any time and self-employment is exactly what it sounds like. You are employed by self and make your own choices. My clients are important and I work my social schedule around them.

 

October was an interesting month that just flew by, as has the rest of the year. A friend of mine was just commenting on how fast it has gone. October 1st I took my granddaughter and her friend out for dinner. We went down to the Blue Diner which is a great place to go to if you want a mix of vegan, vegetarian and animal DNA dishes. October 2/3/4/5 was extremely busy with clients PLUS I was finally able to return the exchange of a read for a massage that I had taken from Jackie on a blustering, windy, rainy, blowy day at one of our outdoor festivals.  I made a nice vegan meal; she brought me lovely flowers and we had a few hours of pleasant eating and conversation. One day off to rest, watch TV, do some housework, cuddle my cats, clean up more of the garden and then back to clients on the 7th, one more day off then more clients. Seemed that the month was full for me with clients and I always thank the Universe for what they bring me as the shows slow down.


Talking about shows, I only did one this month as I had expressed my desire to stay close to home as Solomon, my only boy cat is on his last days. By not putting stress on him by travelling makes his last days longer for him and me. This month he took a wee turn for the worse. Medication is funny, it may heal one area but it weakens another. His heart pills weaken his kidneys. However, the vet feels his heart will fail before his kidneys so we keep him on the heart pills. She tried to half that medication and to my horror his lungs filled up with fluid and he had a wee choking attack and could not breathe except from his mouth. I called the vet and lo and behold she answered the phone at the clinic. In the history of me going to the vets she has never answered the phone. She said bring him right in. I rushed him there and the table and lights were all ready to go. She said I had two options, as he had now started to breathe back through his nose. One option was to leave it like this and since we had upped the diuretic meds for four days wait and see OR risk him passing away right there and then from the stress of her shaving and taking a needle inside of him and removing fluid. I chose the removal of fluid and stayed beside him holding his head and talking love words to him. He stayed still and allowed the right side to be emptied of 2/3 of a cup of fluid. Then he roared to life, sat up and refused to let the left side be touched. His breathing went back to normal and his ‘attack any vet and my Mother if she sides with them’ was now leading the way. We let him rest; the vet gave him a VERY small amount of sedative but to no avail. ”I am better” he roared “and nobody is touching me”. I took a couple of cuts from his claws and the vets being VERY familiar with his ‘evil’ side stayed clear. I took him home and he has been fine although weak. I think he may have a couple of months left but not much more. His time with me is precious so I am staying home as much as I can.


Back to October, I had bought a Groupon for a haircut and tried out the new hairdresser. She was Ok but no head massage as she shampooed so a bit disappointing, plus she left my hair very damp as she finished up. Not sure about these Groupon things, I do not feel you get a full treatment with these discounts. I wonder if any of my readers feel this way??


More reads and then the set up for Edmonton Woman’s Show. I had not done the Fall show in years as I normally travel to Grande Prairie for that show. The dates coincide and that has always been a thorn to me as I would like to do both.  However, GP had really dropped in profit for me over the last two Fall shows so in a way I was happy to stay local. It paid off as the show was extremely busy for me and I only had to work two days LOL with no travel and no stress on Solomon. 


More reads followed I am happy to report, as this month demands the GST payment. I do it quarterly and based upon the summer shows it is the biggest payment I make all year.  Gad it was a lot this month. But we persevered this summer and one must pay taxes.


The great news is that my ghost writer, for those of you who do not know, I am writing a book to be released April 22nd 2018, was here 6 times to write this month and more of the book is now done. I believe we will be using Tellwell for editing and self-publishing. So far this is who we feel is giving the best offer for the buck. Funny thing, I had to go to the bank to sign a paper and while there I asked if any hidden offers were on my account.  He takes a look and says ‘yes, we have 3 here’. A credit card, an offer for a loan that you just pay interest on if you like PLUS an offer for a car loan. YIKES!!! Thanks I say I’ll take the middle offer and lo and behold it’s the exact amount I need to publish the book. Since these offers expire I took it now and it will sit unused until it is needed to pay Tellwell. For those of you who are unfamiliar with ‘offers’ let me tell you that the bank keeps an eye on your transactions and accounts. Behind the scenes they make ‘accepted offers’ that you are 100% eligible to accept. Unless you ask or drop by the bank for some reason you most likely will not be aware of these. They keep them for about 3 months on your accounts. You need to have impeccable credit and no bounced cheques, late payments or using your overdraught too much for these offers to appear. However, it does not hurt to call and ask if you have any. You do not have to accept them.  My tip of the day.


It’s the 25th today and my accountant is stopping by to pick up my GST stuff and I plan to do a wee bit of house cleaning and later this evening I have one client. Stopping here and will pick back up the balance of the month before getting this sent out.


I wish to talk about flu shots:  First, I am NOT a doctor or any medical person. I am simply giving my own opinion here as the news covers people who beg you to get a shot and they NEVER cover people who do not believe in them. Why do you only need a flu shot in the winter months? Think about this. It’s simple. You are not out and about so much, you are not exercising as much, you eat heavier foods, your windows are closed and as the heat is on less air circulates. Thus your body weakens and once the immune system weakens you are prone to picking up whatever floats around and the body says ‘rest now, while I get rid of this’.   HOWEVER!!! I do not get a flu shot and NEVER get the flu. Why? I eat properly all year round. A plant based life style put the smallest amount of stress on your digestive system thus not making the liver and kidneys work as hard etc. etc. PLUS!! A plant based life style WHEN used in the proper manner of eating [meaning I do not just consume vegan hot dogs and vegan hamburgers] is the healthiest  life style you can choose. Your body energy is aware, you never get indigestion, you sleep well and your skin stays clear. Best of all your immune system is at 100% capacity and when your immune system that is created to make you ‘IMMUNE’ is in tip top shape you cannot get sick. I am never sick. I work with people all year long. Every single person I work with gets their hands held from my crystals. I clear people and their energies and NEVER get sick. Why?? I work out, eat properly, do not stress about things, work my passion and believe in life. No, I do not have anyone supporting me or taking care of my bills. I do it all myself with love and passion.  Life is about choices. It’s YOUR choice to choose and if you choose for yourself correctly then your body will reward you.


Back to the flu shot. If you look at the people they interview on TV telling you how sick they got you clearly see that their health is terrible to begin with. If you interview overweight people with bags under their eyes and overweight children in tow I really feel a dietician with healthy information would be a better option to offer than flu shots. It’s a money grabbing thing that is set out to scare you. IF you do get the flu the body is crying at you to rest, rest, rest and will naturally remove the toxins for you while you do. Eventually these flu shots will create a build-up of immunity to something that you will NOT be able to be immune to. This is why the flu shots are created differently all year round. Much like people who take antibiotics they become immune to them. It’s why they say feed your baby peanut butter in VERY small amounts while they are young. It prevents them from being allergic to peanuts later on. The more you take of a substance the more your body will not cure you when it’s truly needed. Get out in the fresh air, head to the mountains, walk around your block, drink green juices first thing in the morning. Air your house out when the weather warms in winter. Vacuum daily, as you will find that helps tremendously, and lastly EAT PROPERLY. Eat what the body wants not what you have addicted it to.  Below chat I have written a wonderful warm drink that not only is good for flu season but will keep you warm and toasty on the chilly nights.  Drink one or two a day keeping mind that although it’s healthy there are 260 calories per cup.


I think I’ll wrap up chat with my extra, extra good news.  I mentioned in previous newsletters that in May I applied for my OAS.  [old age security] that will start in May 2018. One month after your 65th birthday and you need to apply 32 weeks ahead of time to start receiving it on time. Off I headed with a good 44 weeks ahead of me. As I have told you, to my great horror, the landing papers have to be submitted. I do not have them. I signed over a sort of power of attorney giving Service Canada the right to get them for me. Meanwhile my file sits. It could, according to them take up to 2 years to get this document. YIKES!!  Here’s wishing someone had told me this but no one had. If you need this information please follow it, it is accurate.  In September I went back to Service Canada to see if there was possible any update on my paper arrival. None, they said but this agent advised me to call the immigration. I followed her advice and got a truly helpful fellow on the phone after a 42 minute wait. Well worth the wait I might add, because he told me to send an “URGENT” request and sent me an e-mail with the link. I cannot say this was simple to do, as there were many steps, but I followed each diligently getting each paper in order and finally noticing that it had to be registered. I made sure copies of the documents were done by Service Canada as they require the documents to be the exact size of the original. I paid the $30 fee on line that was required. [Service Canada is free but!!!! As I always say, pay and you get better service] Oh LOL I did write a very nice letter thanking them for the excellent service on the phone, how nice the guy was, how I live alone with my cats and how I was depending on this to semi- retire and included it with my documents. Believe it or not 9 days later I got my landing papers.


 I took the paper to Service Canada. I then signed up on line to watch over my accounts for OAS. Nothing showed up at all so finally I called Pension. Too my GREAT delight not only was the call answered very quickly but the lady informed me that I did not have to wait 32 weeks from the time I dropped the landing paper as I had thought, it went back to May 25th when I originally filed the documents. YES YES YES!!! I will get my pension on time. She also informed me that it does not show up on line until I am receiving it. If by January 5th I have not received a letter informing me of the status I should call them she said. Thank You Angels for getting me through this and thanking myself for perseverance that seems to be in my DNA.


Enjoy November, it will snow in the areas of Edmonton LOL. My snow tires were booked for the 31st of October and by the time you read this they will be on my van. Looking at the weather forecast I think I chose the perfect time to change them over.


Remember time cannot be turned backwards and what you do in the moment reflects upon your memories and memoires.  Smile as you get up, look at the inner part of yourself and reflect upon it. You are after all your own destiny. Use it wisely, do not count on others to make you feel worthy.

Golden Drink

1 tablespoon coconut oil, 1 heaping teaspoon turmeric, 2 cups oat milk, almond milk or your choice of nut milk. [I like oat milk as it boils well and does not change taste] 2 tablespoons maple syrup.

Melt coconut oil over medium heat, add turmeric powder and stir gently. Slowly add milk and combine. Simmer for 5-10 minutes and add maple syrup stirring. Serves 2.

 

 CAT COSTS:  Solomon is not well. I would be surprised if he is still here when I send out the December newsletter. It is with a VERY heavy heart that I am trying to make this decision. He eats, plays, walks but his heart is leaking. He breathes too quickly and in my mind is on too much medication. My love for him supersedes my decisions. He was at the vet 4 times this month. Once was a home visit for blood collection, check up and refilling of Semintra, Furosemide and caninsulin. Total for that visit was $421.26. From that visit I agreed to re-do x-rays on his heart and lungs. I took him in for that. He was very well behaved that day. Cost $202.20 that included a refill of more medication named felimazole.  Later that day I rushed him back because he seems to have these coughing fits and this time he could not get his breath back. They removed liquid from his lungs as I described above in Chat. Four day later on the 27th I took him back for a re-check and they were able to remove a VERY small amount of fluid. He was OK for this, not happy, but OK. He still will not let the other side be done. Cost $114.39.


Next raw meat came to $19.32 as it appears they did not charge me for one box. I did not notice till now. Tinned food came to $80.70. Kitty litter came to $110.18.  Treats for them all came to $11.56. China’s dry fish that she loves came to $36.35 for 5 bags.  Solomon needed more strips to test his blood so I stopped by Shoppers to buy them and lo and behold it was seniors day [BIG grin} and I saved $18 on them. Cost was $71.99.  Finally the last item for my beautiful Solomon was another medication to try to lower his blood pressure Sandoz-amlodipine at the cost of $13.19. Total cost for the month was $1081.14. Yup, another high costing month. I urge people to think about the cost of a pet. You cannot ignore them when they are sick, need dental work, are in pain or more. Believe me it costs a lot to keep them comfortable, but the love you get in my eyes is well worth it. My best advice is to either take out pet insurance OR create a little savings tin and put $5 a day in it. Use it when vet bills are needed.


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 some know I have the rights to all my late Fathers work. For some time now I have had his cassettes re-recorded into Cd’s and up on my website store for sale. This month I got an e-mail from one of my Dads fans asking if I could have these CD’s for sale via MP3. I have had this request before but did not know how to get this up and running. I had my ghost writer for my book here and asked her if she knew. She gave it a shot and nothing worked. Eventually she took my Dads CD and said she’d work on it from home.

Now, for those who know me well, I NEVER give up if I think something is possible to do.  I inserted the CD and noticed that I had the option of ‘ripped’ . I recall this vaguely when I was doing some other stuff with CD’s a long, long time ago. I ‘ripped’ it and lo and behold I was able to save the format to MP3. Weirdest thing though upon saving in the ‘library’ it changed the file format to wpl.  The person ordering them could not open wpl files.  I had to delete the entire CD’s and re-rip. After a few hours of persistence I had the 3 CD’s all in MP3 files and saved to my computer. Then I was able to add this to my ‘store’ .  Let it be known I now have MP3 files for sale due to a customer who could only buy them if he was able to do it via e-mail. Thank You Angels for showing  me this.

APPOINTMENTS


VcToria books her appointments around your schedule. The only time she will not book is first thing in the morning. Appointments are from 1pm to midnight. Her office is located in the West End of Edmonton, AB.


Home Office Appointments: Please look at my website for prices and the package of your choice before you call. Please note I do NOT do the mini reads at home that I do at the shows around town. Or out of town.

Please go to www.alternativeuniverse.ca   under the menu bar for all prices and descriptions of reads. 780-4817238 OR click here to go directly to the prices>Prices of Psychic Reads

                                         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

VcToria’s Comment: From a tee shirt a person was wearing at The Edmonton Fringe 2017: YOU CANNOT LOVE ANIMALS IF YOU WALK AROUND WITH A BELLY FULL OF THEM.

Cluster of developing egg yolks in hen ovary. The two largest yolks are fully developed and would next break away from the ovary to begin the process of shell formation. Photo: Tufts OpenCourseWare/ Creative Commons 3.



Eggs: What Are You Really Eating?


Why Do Hens Lay Unfertilized Eggs?


Hens ovulate for the same reason female humans do: to reproduce. In chickens, the ovary is a cluster of developing ova, or yolks. Female human ovaries also contain developing eggs. In women, a mature egg is released from the ovary once a month. If the egg becomes fertilized, it attaches to the wall of the uterus and begins to form an embryo. If the egg is not fertilized, it is eliminated. This happens roughly two weeks before menstruation (the shedding of the uterine lining), a process which exacts a heavy toll on the female body. Although chickens do not menstruate (and thus their eggs are not “chicken periods” as is sometimes asserted), the cycle of creating and passing much larger eggs relative to their body size and weight is arguably even more physically taxing, especially in modern hens who have been bred to produce such unnaturally high rates of eggs.


How Many Eggs Do Chickens Lay?


In fact, the process of making and passing an egg requires so much energy and labor that in nature, wild hens lay only 10 to 15 eggs per year. (1, 2) The Red Jungle Fowl — the wild relatives from whom domestic layer hens are descended — lay one to two clutches of eggs annually, with 4 to 6 eggs per clutch on average. (3) Their bodies could never sustain the physical depletion of laying the hundreds of eggs that domestic chickens have been forced to produce through genetic manipulation. It is a common misconception that chickens are always just naturally “giving” eggs, because modern egg hens have been intensively bred to lay between 250 to 300 eggs a year. But in the wild, chickens, like all birds, lay only during breeding season — primarily in the spring — and only enough eggs to assure the survival of their genes.


Are Eggs Dead Baby Chicks?


Not technically, since eggs sold for human consumption are unfertilized, but the egg industry kills millions of newborn baby chicks every single day; more than 260 million are killed every year in the U.S. alone. At the hatcheries that supply female chicks to factory egg farms, small farms, and backyard egg hen enthusiasts, male chicks are sorted and killed shortly after birth by being ground up alive in giant macerators, gassed, or left to suffocate in garbage bags and dumpsters. Because male chicks will never lay eggs and are not the breed sold for meat (meat chicken breeds have been genetically manipulated to grow much more breast muscle and flesh), they are considered worthless to the egg industry, and so are disposed of as trash. Destroying male chicks is standard egg industry practice worldwide (see the 5 second graphic video below). Even the most rigorous humane labeling certification programs in the U.S., Certified Humane, American Humane Certified, and Animal Welfare Approved, permit the killing of male chicks at the hatcheries which supply their egg farms with laying hens.



VcToria's INFORMATION

Phone Readings: VcToria offers phone reads by appointment. She books seven days a week from 1pm till Midnight. VcToria prefers to see her clients in person, but if you do not reside in Edmonton and are not in any of the towns she travels to, please do call for a phone read. Click Here> Phone or Skype Reads


 House Parties: VcToria offers house parties catered around your choice. She can supply as many psychics as you need for your party. Click Here> House Parties She also offers her services to corporate events. Click Here>Corporate Events If she is driving through your town you can also arrange a house party at that time. She will stop and do mini psychic reads for your guests. Please call to see when she is traveling and if she is passing your way.


Readings: VcToria offers five packages of readings. You may choose from a variety of Tarot Cards/Numerology/Palmistry/Mind, Body and Soul/Astrology Charts and the latest read The Third Eye. To view her packages please click on this link Prices of Psychic Reads


Clearings: Do you need your home or office cleared of bothersome energies? VcToria offers clearings of all homes and offices in Edmonton. If you wish to have a home or office clearing and she is passing through your town she will stop to accommodate you. VcToria uses her Fathers voice and direction to start the clearings. She then uses her own energy, crystals and smudging to clear and heal your home. You will also have a personal clearing. For more information or to book an appointment please call her. 780-481-7238.You may also purchase the protective/energy clearance CD that VcToria has always used, on the website store.>  Remove Negative Energy. Note this is VcToria’s late Fathers original work.


Personal Clearings: VcToria will open up your chakras by activating her Reiki knowledge then ask your guides to be present. She will then smudge and clear you, speaking very clearly about removing energy as she cleanses. You will leave with your chakras balanced and your aura energy vibrating. As a physical body needs a bath or shower so the outer energy needs clearing every so often. Duration of personal cleanse 10-15 minutes. Only available in conjunction with a reading.