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THE ALTERNATIVE UNIVERSE APRIL 2019 NEWSLETTER
ISSUE 210


A warm welcome to all my new readers that have subscribed to my Newsletter.

CHAT BEGINS

VIP: Next Reiki Level One and Two is October 5th and 6th 2019. For all information please click on this link>Reiki Level One and Two October 2019
You can also find the link there to make your deposit.

Level Three will be set in June as I have request to set it earlier. Dates TBA.

BIG NEWS: All winter I have been working on my late Fathers book. The Mystic Grimoire of Mighty Spells and Rituals. It is finished. I have a PRE-sale on right now which offers a FREE MP3 recording sent to you via e-mail if you order now. Please see below in its only separate column for all the Magic news :)

BIG BIG NEWS: Yes. I am heading to Calgary for a three day show. April 5th, 6th and 7th 2019 I will be at The Make it Show Booth 709. Deerfoot City 901 64 Ave NE Calgary, Alberta. Friday 11 a.m. to 9 .p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

WHAT a month it has been. Can you say busy? Why yes I can. My winter hibernation is done. Everything is waking up LOL.

I started out on the first day of March with a read. Then I had a full Reiki Level One and Two class that went exceedingly well. So well in fact, they have asked that I move Level Three up to be taught earlier. Since three of these students had previously taken Reiki elsewhere I am obliging. I will announce Level Three soon, but most likely it will be in June.

Now for some readers they may be thinking at this time 'June'?? Do you not announce that you are not doing any FULL reads from June to September? NO NO, NO not this year LOL. It is super-duper funny how the Universe works. Last year, my Personal Year Nine in Numerology, [the wrap it up year] I had said that I would be looking at some shows that I would give up. Some I gave up BUT!! the Universe created a move that has made my choices for me. Two shows that I was still considering going back to are definitely done with. I will NOT be at The Works nor BVJ. [Big Valley Jamboree]
OK so then my phone rings, and I am asked to attend other shows that are shorter, local and most likely the same or more in salary as they are cheaper!

The good news is that I will be booking FULL reads at my office ALL summer long as I have more time off in between most shows.

This month I am also in Fort McMurray, but you will get a personal e-mail for this.

If anyone wishes to refer me to anyone who lives in Calgary or Fort McMurray please let them know. They can contact me for dates or add themselves to my Newsletter and make sure they add the city they live in. That way it goes on the 'personal' list. Personal lists get personal e-mails when I am coming to your city.

Following the Reiki weekend I had a FULL week booked with reads, PLUS my monthly vegan restaurant review with Jackie. This month it was Good Stock that we ate at. Review is below.

Reiki Level Three, that my students from six months ago, who had taken Level One and Two all showed up except one. Another GREAT class with certification for more Reiki people. it is very interesting to hear the six month energy shifts that happen when people are ready to allow that.

We follow all that with a Skype read and then a few days off where I focused all my time and energy on completing the book that I am re-publishing. See below for all updated information. It is ready to be bought with a PRE-sale and gift.

Then oh heck broke loose again. Venus, who had been brought to the vet last month for her dental work, screamed in pain again. Whatever had been done to her mouth was not done properly. She had to go back in and have roots drilled down as they would not come out, and sutures done on her gums. She is recuperating right now and still is very tender in her mouth. I will update this next month, as my vet seems to think she may have some sort of permanent bacteria that is causing this.

Yes, Peter is still alive. His blood, that I talked about last month, that may or may not have been just a urinary infection cleared up. I took him to see the original vet who did his teeth and she put him on a 6 week supply of B12 shots, plus gave me some pills to be given day and night, as he is yelling constantly and does not sleep much. I now lock him in the downstairs office at night, as he seems to think that when the Sun rises so should I. HMMMMM!!! Six months he has been here and still he cannot pick up all of our habits. WE SLEEP LATE!!!! The vet also said that since his teeth had been neglected all his life, till I came along, that the nerves might not have settled down and may be the cause of some pain. These pills are supposed to kill the nerve pain, plus relax him. He seems pretty immune to these pills for relaxation. But he is settling a wee bit.

Then came my FIRST show of the year. Well I have now found my new shows as these people were AWESOME to work with. I too was complimented and made to feel like they valued me as a vendor. Hence forth I will be in all the Make It shows. See how the Universe replaces things? Just do not fear closing doors as other doors cannot open till you close some. :)

I had clients till the end of the month [today being the 28th] Peter went in one last time to the vet for a blood pressure check. His blood pressure number was 140. I will be talking to my vet tomorrow when she calls me but I do not think this is too high. Next month I'll update you. Oh yes, as an afterthought we also de-wormed Peter just in case. China who seems to really be stressed that he is still here got some 'stress' pills prescribed to her.

Lastly my book meeting with the person who is doing the last odds and ends to it IE: Page insertions, bindings etc. went very well. He completed it all in one week and the template for the cover is being done today. Then he is taking it all and putting it up for sale on the websites. Once there the PRE-sale is done. It will be in PDF form and also on Amazon, but if you do not buy it directly from my web site you will still have to purchase the Amulet Kit from the store. If you buy it directly from my web site the kit is included.

Peter seems to LOVE the outdoors for a few minutes at a time. He does not jump or climb trees, so he is perfectly safe in my tall fenced back yard. Venus is absolutely in heaven with the sunshine. She LOVES to lie on her little cat couch on the back deck and soak up the warmth. China?? well she is in SEVENTH heaven as she is the cat that goes out all day. She lies on her rocks in the sun, wanders around and oh yes, of course is the best mouser that I have ever had. I feel sorry for the mice, as she seems to have no issues finding them. My other cats do not seem to touch them.

That is it; I leave for Calgary next Thursday, a week today. My hotel is booked and all is well in my life.

Do not forget as you awaken every day that choices you make are ALL YOURS. I hear so many people say 'I cannot do that because'. No, you choose to not do it as you have created an excuse not to. You are your own life, not someone else's.

An example would be: I really want to go to Rome, but I do not because I will not leave my cats. I will go once they pass over. Now look at all of Peters issues. The Universe is saying 'do not create any more excuses not to travel'. It is my decision to not see Rome at this time. I make an excuse. All choices are made by you.

I wake up every day and smile. I wake up every day knowing that I have put healthy food into my body the day before and will again on this day. That gives me the pleasure of no aches and pains. From this point on I choose to do what gives me a full positive day. I do NOT rush around. I make a list of what 'needs' to be done and then a list of what I 'want' to do. Then I set about doing the 'needed' stuff and then what I 'want' to get done.

I make time for relaxation, and time for feeling joy and time for meditation. As I settle for the night I ask myself 'did you have a GREAT day'? If the answer is 'yes I did' then I am doing my correct life. The only 'chore' I really dislike is taking out the garbage every Tuesday LOL. However that is on the 'need' list so it gets done.

Live your life for you and then you see others as a pleasure, not a task. Leave behind people who leave a negative imprint in your life no matter what you feel This entails work areas too.

Positive Thoughts to you all and may you enjoy the rest of the newsletter. 

CAT COSTS: Let’s cover the vet bills first:

Peter: For his re-check and vitamin B12 shots, gabapentin and milbemax [to de-worm him] came to $157.57. His blood pressure check up came to $36.75 and that was it for his vet expenses this month.
Venus: Prior to her extra dental work she had a check up that came to $79.61. This was a free check up and then for atopica and some gabapentin. Her extra dental work that had to be redone came to $386.14.

China: Her anxitane stress pills came to $30.45 and I also bought a spray for her teeth at $26.25 and lastly some worm pills to last the summer and fall that came to $98.80.

Now the food: Dry food came to $80.82. Kitty litter came to $117.52. Tinned food came to $126.65 and lastly raw food came to $57.65. Included in the last amount was a wee packet of sprouted seeds that I bought to see if they like them.

Total cost was $1198.31. Still paying down the zero percent pet card that most of the high vet bills are on.

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 their homes.
My Coincidence this Month: I need to write these down as they happen. I know there were a few that I marveled at as they took place but I was so darn busy this month they are hard to recall. One of them is at the show I was doing. A lady passed by me while I was leaving my booth. I glanced at the writing on her tee shirt and it read 'talk to me about vegan'. GRIN!! I immediately said to her "I am vegan". This got her chatting to me and it turned out she was the owner of the vegan cheese booth up from BC. I mentioned that I wanted to do the Vancouver shows, but wanted to fly and would not have tables etc once I got there. She then offered to supply me with tables, as she said 'just contact me and I'll bring extra one's'. Thank You I said gleefully. The Spring show there is full, but I do plan to start doing the BC shows. Now I have tables. :)



PRE-SALE ON  MY WEB STORE 

THE MYSTIC GRIMOIRE OF MIGHTY SPELLS AND RITUALS RE-PUBLISHED BY MYSELF IT IS DONE.

As an added addition I wish to explain spells and rituals first. My late Father published five books. I have all the rights to his work. This book is now available for a PRE-sale with one gift. Expected mail out for the actual book is prior to April 12th. The gifts offered will NOT be available after that. Please click here to obtain a PRE-sale gift and copy of the book OR if it is after the publication date you may just order it.>


If you need help with the contents of the book: I am now offering to boost the energy of his work as many people use a creation of energy to enhance their lives. In this case the words 'Spells' and 'Rituals' are used as titles. Please know i have no interest in negative work. Therefore if you ask me to do a spell breaking up a marriage the answer will be "NO". My Father only worked with POSITIVE light and that is all I will work with too. To set an intent or buy a spell or have me do it for you please go to the web store by clicking on this link>SPELLS
Please note that Spells are not Rituals. Rituals take a lot of effort and time. They do have more power in the intention though. Click here for the Rituals>RITUALS

I also offer FULL Numerology charts, FULL Astrology charts, Phone Reads, Skype Reads, my late Fathers CD's on Guided Meditation, Attracting Money and Removing Negative Energy. To order anything please click here>Webstore for The Alternative Universe

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

APRIL 2019 ASTROLOGY PLANETARY INFORMATION

JUPITER

In the January 2019 Newsletter I covered the Void of Course Moon and what it means. Below you can print out the dates for March so that you can follow the advice of this energy. You may also read January Newsletter if you missed the article on the Void Course of Moon. Links to the previous Newsletters are at the bottom of this one. I covered the Sun in February. In March I covered Mercury.

This month I decided to cover Jupiter as it now is going retrograde on April 10th 2019 till August 12th 2019.

Your astrological chart contains twelve houses. In one of these houses sits Jupiter. This house will tell you where your expansion lies. However, if you were born under Jupiter being Retrograde  you will learn that you have to work in all areas to expand. Your karma is to put effort into your passions and turned it into occupations. This will also depend on what house your Jupiter sits in, in the natal chart.

Now Jupiter while Retrograde sits in the sign of Sagittarius. Normally these energies dance and are awesome together. However, as it sits somewhat stationary you may find yourself overthinking your life journey. It really helps to to know what house your natal [birth chart] chart has Jupiter in. This house tells you where your expansion will be for this life and all you need to work on. BUT!! all planets move and as they enter into each one of the twelve houses you get to expand that area. What house is Sagittarius for you? This is where you need to stop and ask yourself during the upcoming months "am I overthinking?"

For me, my ninth house, the house of spirituality, will be where Jupiter sits for the retrograde period. Luckily my spiritual growth is at its finest right now, so I can sit out the 'it will not expand' time.BUT!! in August as it moves forward I will have much more time to increase the work that I am always following.

This is also a time that it easier to lose weight believe it or not!! Why?? Well no matter where Jupiter is sitting in your chart nothing expands LOL.

If you would like a FULL astrology chart done for you with transits, past lives and predictions please use the link at the bottom of this article for more information and to be able to order. These can be done anywhere for you, no matter where you live.

Continuance of the Karmic signs. Gemini is now added :)

Now I found this in one of my Karmic books. Most of my books are rare. Each month I will post each sign. Now, please, do not be offended if I use the word God. Please feel free to substitute it for Angel, Creator, Buddha or any other word that you use for your belief. This is Gods' explanation for all the signs. By December I will have the last words that God speaks for the explanation of ALL twelve signs. I LOVED this and hope you do too.

......... And it was morning as God stood before his twelve children and into each of them he planted the seed of human life. One by one each child stepped forward to receive his appointed gift.

"To you Aries I give my first seed that you might have the honor of planting it. That for every seed you plant one million more will multiply in your hand. You will not have time to see the seed grow for everything you plant creates more than must be planted. You will be the first to penetrate the soil of men's minds with My Idea. But it is not your job to nourish the Idea nor to question it. Your life is action and the only action I ascribe to you is to begin making men aware of My Creation. For your good work I give you the virtue of Self Esteem."
Quietly Aries stepped back to his place.

"To you Taurus I give the power to build the seed into substance. Your job is a great one requiring patience for you must finish all that has been started or the seeds will be wasted to the wind. You are not to question nor change your mind in the middle nor to depend on others for what I ask you to do. For this I give you the gift of Strength. Use it wisely."
And Taurus stepped back into place.

"To you Gemini I give the questions without answers so that you may bring to all an understanding of what man sees around him. You will never know why men speak or listen, but in your quest for the answer you will find my gift of Knowledge"
And Gemini stepped back into place.

"To you Cancer I ascribe the task of teaching men about emotion. My Idea is for you to cause them laughter and tears so that all they see and think develops fullness from inside. For this I give you the gift of Family, that your fullness may multiply."
And Cancer stepped back to his place.

NEXT MONTH: I cover Leo.
The end will be the BEST message ever. Stayed tuned :).

VcToria's AWESOME Vegan Kitchen

In February I bought an Instant Pot. I mentioned that I was going to buy one and that I would talk about it. Here is what I like about it. You can steam your veggies and they taste awesome. I also do not add salt when I steam this way. Time frame? By the time it heats up and does the 3 minute job of steaming, there is not much difference in the boiling on the stove. However, you can go away and do stuff and the pot shuts itself off, and keep the veggies warm. No longer will you come back to a burnt pot on the stove :)

I tried to make yogurt as the pot has a feature to do that. My Vegan Instant Pot group on FB rave about this. I followed much of the so called 'success' stories for the vegan yogurt and really was not happy with the result. However, to my great delight, there is now a vegan 'GREEK' style yogurt out in vanilla and it is to die for. So far I have only found this at Co-Op.
I have not yet used the Instant Pot for stews, beans or anything else so I cannot comment.Once my long shows start I will be using it for meals to be ready when I get home. There is a timer to start and shut off on the pots.

Well by the time this newsletter goes out Spring will have sprung. So I have posted a GREAT dish here to celebrate this. Buddha bowls are all the rage. I made this dish for my Level Three Reiki class and it was ALL eaten :) VERY simple to make and the peanut sauce is off the charts with taste.

This months recipe.

The Spring has Sprung Buddha Bowl

Makes two bowls.

Make enough brown rice for how ever many people you plan to serve.

2/3 cup frozen edamame [in your freezer section at Save On Foods]
1 cup frozen peas
1/2 cup of cucumber cut into bite size pieces
1/2 cup shredded carrots
2 tablespoons of grated radish

Take the bowls and put 1/2 to 3/4 cup of rice on the bottom. Top with the above ingredients. Then top with peanut sauce.

Peanut Sauce
In a bowl whisk 2 tablespoons of smooth peanut butter. [I use Adams, as its is all natural] 1 tablespoon of lime juice, 1 tablespoon of pure maple syrup, 1 teaspoon of minced garlic. 2 tablespoons of water. Add more if it is too thick. If you want the sauce to be hotter in taste you can add 1/4 teaspoon of crushed red pepper. Enjoy. Easy, quick and simple to make.

PS: If you have any other veggies you like to add on top go ahead. It's the sauce that makes the dish.

GOOD STOCK  RESTAURANT and CATERING REVIEW WITH VcToria and Jackie.

And off we went again this month for another vegan meal and review. It would appear that we seem to get one GREAT plant based or vegan restaurant to eat at, and then the following month not so much. One on and one off.

Unfortunately this was another 'off' month. Good Stock is more for the person who wants to order food to go. It is not really a sit down place, although it does offer that feature. Let me explain.

You order your food at the counter and go and sit down on plastic chairs and kind of like cafeteria tables. The food is delivered to you on a plastic tray with plastic knives and forks in a basket with aluminum foil as the base. There is a LOT of plastic at this place of eating.

I ordered a mushroom stroganoff with a Caesar salad. The Caesar salad was very good, but I wouldn’t order the stroganoff again. It had no mention of a tomato based sauce, yet it tasted like there was. I asked the cook what it was and he just replied reluctantly, as if he thought I was asking for the recipe, that it was a cashew based sauce. I would not order it again.

Jackie ordered a gluten free custom donair on rice and she will talk about her thoughts on the food in her newsletter. The link is below to read it.

I also ordered the hibiscus, strawberry, lime drink that was just OK. It sounded better than what is tasted like. Then for dessert I had a cinnamon bun. Jackie had the mocha fudge cake. The bun again was just OK. 

We then asked to sample the cheeses. People are ranting and raving about these so I was truly looking forward to them. The Italian herb and garlic was only OK. You have to like Italian seasoning, as that is what they use to season the cheese.

Next I had a sample of spicy chili garlic cheese that was HOT, HOT, HOT. I am not a fan of VERY spicy cheese.
Next I tried the Truffel cheese that I rated good. Next came, the hickory smoked cheese. I found this one very good, but you have to like the taste of hickory smoke. I happen to like it.
Lastly, came dill and onion. I marked this as gross. Would I buy any cheeses here? Honestly, no, I am sorry to say but I have tasted many other places that sell vegan cheese and definitely would say these only rate in my 'poor' category compared to others.

They do cater, and as I mentioned above are a massive take out place. That is what I recommend if you are looking for food to take home. You can buy it in bulk which is frozen, or sizes that are smaller. If you want to sit and dine and are not looking for anything to eat with other than plastic, then by all means sit down and order. Would I go there again? Unfortunately no.
I just want to mention that I ate there in the first week it opened up a few years ago. Although they have added shelving with chips and stuff for sale, it still was disappointing to me just as it was back when I went there the first time. 


To see Jackie owner of The Golden Lady's review of Good Stock click here >Jackie The Golden Lady's Review

NEXT MONTHS REVIEW: Die Pie Vegan Pizza YES!!!

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.