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 THE ALTERNATIVE UNIVERSE APRIL 2018 NEWSLETTER

ISSUE 199

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CHAT FROM VcToria

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WELL!! Winter is done and since my Newsletter goes out today I hope you are having a very nice Easter weekend. Enjoy Spring and as it is so aptly named, put a spring in your footsteps. Spring into action. As you seed in the garden, as the weather warms up, so do that for your inner self as well. Seed and grow. Meditation is an awesome seed to start with.

 

How was March for all of you? Mine was a mixture of everything. I always rest the day after I send out my Newsletter if I can. This month I was able to. Just chilled and did nothing except enjoy the stillness of life. I then went down to the New Earth Expo with my buddy Marlene. I have to say that shows appear to be getting much smaller in appearance and vendors. Luckily, this show, handed out complimentary tickets for admission otherwise I would have been quite annoyed at paying, first parking, and then door admission. I believe it took us less than one hour to see and hear all that was there. The rest of the weekend it snowed. That however, did not stop my clients from coming that had booked with me that day.


Last month I talked about how slow it was client wise, this month it picked up considerably, plus booking me into April as well. Talking about this month, please remember that I am booked solid with shows back to back starting on the 11th. If you wish to have an in person, at my office read, please do so before this date OR wait till May as I have that entire month off. I was going to book a show in early May, but when I e-mailed back after they e-mailed me to request ‘would you like to join us’ they never answered. More on May though as it arrives. I tend to live in the ‘now’ as life can change by the second.


Last month I talked about exchanging my treadmill. I did this and now I own a Spirit brand. Much more suited to my home LOL. It has everything I crave on a proper treadmill. A timer that goes down to one minute and then re-sets itself. Distance is in kilometres. You can see the .1 of each .10 as you run. It has seven programs and manual. It has a fan. It allows me to set up my music through my phone and out of the speakers. I can use the app on my phone to connect to my work outs and it keeps a diary for me. I LOVE, LOVE, this treadmill. I hated the Boflex.


I signed up for an unlimited week of yoga and enjoyed that at Oxygen studio. Sadly my shows start now and I did not keep my winter intention of yoga. I will though, sign up again in the Fall but with the one close to me. More about that as it takes place.

The biggie: I went out to Tofield, where my accountant lives, to sign my personal taxes and get all of the business ones done. I also picked up worm pills for my two cats, as the country vets do not need to see your cats and the pills are 50% less in cost. Very pleased with where I sit this year with my taxes.


Next I bought a bed. Why? OK, I rent out my room on occasion for AirBNB. Not a lot, I block off dates where I have shows’ but in the winter I offer it out. I usually get about five to ten guests per winter. This winter I decided that since I will be re-doing my basement and setting up a suite down there, it would not hurt to get the bed first. Each time I have guests I sleep on a blow up bed that is not that comfortable. Off I go to The Brick. WELL!! Lo and behold they are doing a clearance on floor models. I got a $2700 bed for $698. A frame for $54 and the under-mattress cover for $78. What a deal, plus the fact they delivered it the very next day and set it up. I had guests that weekend and slept on the VERY comfortable queen size bed downstairs. Later this year I will complete the suite with new carpeting, TV etc.


Next I had received the $25 gift card that Loblaw’s sent to all of us if we applied after the bread scandal. I picked up my buddy Marlene and headed there. Then we went over to Die Pie and enjoyed vegan pizza and naturally I grabbed my vegan cheese, a truffle brie that has to be the best cheese in the city for vegans. I gave Marlene a bite and she could not believe it was not cheese. If you do go to Die Pie on Jasper Ave, do splurge on the cheese plate that is available after 3 pm.


MY BOOK!! Yup, it is complete and all files will be heading to the printer most likely today or Tuesday. I will have 250 copies in my hands by April 11th. The rest of the month was spent doing two more revisions and making sure all was perfect. I had a marketing call for an hour and now I am setting up the Author website. I have to say a HUGE thank you once again to Jackie Pierce who has a much better scanner than mine. She allowed me to go over to her house and I was able to scan ALL my forty year old love letters that will be up on the book website by the end of the month. They coincide with my memoir, Then Now and Forever that I titled the book. What would have taken me seven to eight hours, only took an hour and half at her house. I also brought over the best vegan daals I have ever tasted, plus samosa. They come from this tiny little place on 51 street and 111 avenue, opposite South Gate Mall in the Tim Hortons side. If you are ever in the area do stop. Make sure you ask for vegan though.


Next I had decided to do my first show of the year. It’s annoying that all March shows that I have done in the past have moved to April. Three shows I normally do now fall on the same dates. I had to choose which one to do. Unlike some vendors, who can split themselves in two, by hiring people to run another booth, I cannot. So I chose a show that I had not done before because it was in March. The Hemp Cannabis Festival. Although a very interesting show, it was not for me. First I despise any show that is done at the Shaw Conference Centre. The tearing down is HORRIFIC as their loading out is so messed up you are there for five hours in line to get to your stuff. I do NOT wait. I walk up and down the hill to the parking lot and load that way. Next the show was only two days long. Six hours on the first day and five on the second day. Most vendors said ‘why so short’? Lastly, once again I will make a pact with myself that I will NOT do shows that will not allow you to set up the day before. I was shocked that we had to set up by Noon on the same day, and not only that: no chairs, tables or carpet were supplied with the booths. Many vendors made comments on that. That is greed on the side of who puts these shows on. A large show needs set up the day before. Next, sadly I did not make my booth payment back. I came within $60 of it but that is not why I do shows. I do them to make a living and promote myself.


I take all of the learning lessons into account and this year in particularly. I am in my Nine Personal Year in numerology, and it is ‘clear the clutter, leave behind what you no longer need or want’. Shows are a HUGE area for me this year. I have been doing them for ten years now, back to back in the summer. My pension starts this year [OAS} and I want to slow down. I am hoping the book does well and my intention is to let go of all shows. However, believing the Universe shows me my journey, if that is not to be, then I plan to eliminate the shows that do not do well and keep six. We shall see. A wonderful person who is back in my life said to me this month ‘in six months’ time we will both know what will happen to our lives’ Me for my book and shows, and him for his choices that will be made for him. Cryptic? Yes, why? I am not ready to share, but lets’ just say my book is a tell all. I LOVE the nine year as it makes room for the next season of nine. Clear the clutter and keep what you NEED to move forward.


Lastly I had two suppers with my granddaughter and am sad to say she is moving to British Columbia on May 19th till November. I do not think she will return as she loves BC. Her current boyfriend who is a hockey player resides there. She is not moving with him, but rather with her cousin who owns his own company in Kelowna BC. and she will work for him. However, her beau lives in Vancouver so she will be closer. Anyway I wish her the best and will see her on Facetime.


Wrap up time on Chat as I think I have said it all. My month went by too quickly but now I have to buckle down and pay for my book that has cost me $11,000 to self-publish. Also to see where my journey goes now with the memoir. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, changes that make you move in all directions from choices that you make. Life can be stagnant like a marsh, or move like a river. Your choice. Effort comes from within, movement comes from the effort. Only you can choose to create.


OH PS: Damn, damn, damn. I talked about weight last month. I did not keep to my 30 days of veggies and fruits only. I did not lose one pound of weight. I did not gain any either. However, I have found someone who needs to, or should I say wants to, lose weight as well. We are going to eat only fruit and veggie every second day. I’ll let you know if any weight comes off this month. I have to leave 20 lbs in my nine year, as this is the year to leave what you no longer want. GRIN!!


CAT COSTS: Well I think I had the cheapest month ever for my cat expenses. I had quite a bit left over from last month and only needed to shop later in the month.


Tinned food came to $39.61. Kitty litter came to $31.47. Raw meat came to $41.83. Worm pills came to $12.57. Total month came to $125.48.


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: I had two coincidences. The first one came because of a show I chose. As I mentioned above, I had to choose from three shows that all decided to be on the same weekend. One of them crept slowly into April after being in March for years. This year they crept almost to the end of April now coinciding with a show I had done locally for years. I chose to stick with local as I am travelling already twice this month. Good thing I did, as I had a business type, employee boost, party that I was asked to do. They wanted me at 9 am to 11 am but I told them that if they shifted it to 8 am to 10 am I would be there. My show that day starts at 11 am. Had I chosen the out of town show or the show a wee bit north of me I would have been unable to do this little gig that is at Southgate Mall. Plus I would have lost my booth at the show as they only take one psychic per show. 


My second coincidence came when I traded in my tread mill. As the delivery guy was not the same one who delivered the first tread mill. He commented on my new boots that were at the door while he put on his shoes. He really liked them and said his girlfriend would be enthralled with them. I told him how I had ordered a pair and they were too big for me. Hence the company had sent me a smaller pair and told me to keep the one’s in error. I told him I was selling them. We measured the base so he could measure his girlfriend’s feet, and lo and behold he called me yesterday, e-transferred the money and picked them up an hour later. If I had not traded in the treadmill I still would be looking for a buyer.

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.


The Art of Conscious Breathing written by Nick Polizzi The Sacred Science Team


When was the last time you thought about how and when you breathe?


Biologically speaking, breathing is a rhythmic, involuntary process regulated by the body. Most of us do it about 12 to 20 times per minute. It’s kind of a requirement on the standard “staying alive” checklist.


But spiritually speaking, your breath is far more than that.

When we were filming The Sacred Science in Peru, one of the shamans, Roman Hanis, showed me the power of using the breath to access higher realms of awareness. He led me through some deeply transformative breathing exercises that combined both Amazonian and Tibetan mystic traditions.

Before beginning each session, he reminded us that we all begin our lives in a primordial state of peaceful love and kindness and through breath work, it’s possible to return to that place.

In Roman’s words:

“Within many archaic languages, including Andean Quechua, Amazonian Quechua, Tibetan, Aramaic, Latin, Greek, Hawaiian and others, the word for “breath” is the same word that is used to describe life, spirit, and soul.”


This begs the question I’m always asking myself – what did the ancients know that we’ve forgotten?

For thousands of years, up to this very day, people have used conscious breath work for many reasons. Here are just a few:

  • To access healing and insight
  • To expand consciousness
  • To release stress or anxiety
  • To re-energize the body
  • To gain clarity and vision
  • To connect with higher forces / spirit guides
  • A Simple Yet Powerful Breathing Exercise

The breath work exercise I’ve shared below is intended as a simple intro, to give you a taste of what your breath can do. I was on the fence about whether or not to share this, because it can be intense and needs to be used with care.


The Practice:

Preparing your space:

Find a firm, flat surface to lie down on – a yoga mat on the floor is ideal. Many people also put a pillow under their head and a rolled blanket under their knees. An additional blanket can also be used for warmth if you become cold during the exercise.

Important: If this is your first time trying an exercise like this, I strongly recommend keeping it to 20 minutes max, before gently bringing your breath back to normal and letting your body relax for 10 minutes in a laying position.

*Using a timer with a gentle sound is also recommended when trying this outside of a workshop or class setting.


1) Lie down on your back, with pillow under the knees and any blankets positioned in a way that makes you comfortable. Close your eyes and relax your body and breathing for a few minutes.

2) Take in a slow, deep breath. Gently breathe all the way to the bottom of your lungs so that your stomach moves outward a bit. At the end of your inhale, immediately begin to exhale at the same speed. At the end of your exhale, immediately begin breathing in again, slow and steady.

3) Be mindful of continuous, “circular” breathing – where there are no gaps between inhale and exhale. And be sure not to hold your breath. When your lungs are almost full, begin to exhale, then before your lungs are empty, inhale again. You want to create a pattern of constant breathing either in or out. Think about the breath as making a circular motion in, through, and out of your system, and repeat.

4) You will need to breathe a little bit faster than you would under normal circumstances. However, and this is very important, you don’t want to breathe so fast that you create tension anywhere in your body. The lungs and entire body should be as relaxed as possible. In this way, the breath cycle can be maintained for a longer period of time.

5) Breathing in and out through the mouth will support emotional release more completely. But if you find that it’s more comfortable to nose breath, that’s ok too. In about 10 minutes or so, your body will find its own rhythm and way of breathing.

(At about the 10 to 15 minute mark, you may begin to feel a tingling sensation in your extremities, a feeling of euphoria, or an “altered” state of awareness.)

6) After 20 minutes, your preset timer will sound (remember to set a peaceful alarm sound) Take some time in this in-between state to notice how what you’ve learned integrates and interacts with the reality that comes back into focus around you. *Some find this to be the most revelatory piece to this exercise.

7) You are complete. I hope this practice gives you a glimpse of the innate wisdom that is available when you tap into the power of your breath. Conscious breath work is yet another way to stay connected to the sacred in your life.


Thank you to the ancient masters who gave us this deeply transformative wisdom.


PS: This practice is similar in many ways to The Rebirthing Method from Leonard Ore, and Holotropic Breathwork, which was brought forward by Stanislov Grof. Both of these modern methods have origins in ancestral wisdom traditions and are great resources if you are looking to further explore this area of inner work.


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.


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