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THE ALTERNATIVE UNIVERSE MAY 2018 NEWSLETTER

ISSUE 200

www.alternativeuniverse.ca


CHAT FROM VcToria

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


BIG NEWS: I know I sent out a blurb this past month but perhaps some of you missed it. My book is now available from Amazon and other places. To see the forty year old love letters that are written about PLUS pictures of myself and Donald, the main characters in my memoir, you may go to my Author website that is up and running. www.vctoriagray.com


The only way to get an autographed copy of my book is to order it from my website. If you wish to do that then Click Here>Then Now and Forever by VcToria Gray


If you wish to read the first three chapters this link will take you there. >PREVIEW of Chapters Then Now and Forever a Memoir by VcToria Gray 

If you choose to buy the book know that every action in it was true. Every emotion was factual. Every lesson was learntJ Thank you for supporting my work if you choose to buy. Please feel free to comment on my blog on the authors website.


I cannot believe that May is here already, but it is. By the time you read this I will be taking another 6 weeks at home after doing back to back shows this April. I should mention now, before you start to skim, lol, that, if you want a full package read please do so before mid-June. I start back to back shows then, and will not offer any reads from mid-June to late August at home.

The first week of April I had no clients, and then it went mad right up to the day I left for Fort St John BC! That day was my birthday. I turned 65 YES, YES, YES and now I will get a permanent allowance; till death do us part. My son took me out for dinner the night before and blessed me with gifts.


The drive to BC was OK. Roads were dry and traffic moved. Seven hours later I arrived, and thanks to Siri was directed to my hotel, then off to the show to set up. I LOVE organized shows; shows that when you arrive you check in and are directed to your booth in record time. Set up and headed back to my hotel to rest. I had not done the Fort St John Trade Show before. It has always conflicted with a show that I normally did in Grande Prairie and I always chose that one over travelling further. Show was slow on Friday and people kind of looked at me. I might mention that in the 46 years this show has been held, one time per year that they have never had a psychic. A few brave souls sat and read. Saturday came, more brave souls sat but when Sunday rolled around I had line ups. People sat and said ‘my sister sent me’, ‘my wife sent me’, ‘my friend sent me’ and so it went for the entire last day. I was OK with funds driving home, not as much I had hoped for, but never the less feeling content that if I choose to go next year I will have clientele already waiting.


Next, I had a really busy time doing clients in-between my next show. Also my granddaughter and grandson took me out to Padamani’s for my birthday dinner. Funniest thing, both of them bought me gift certificates from the same store without the other knowing. The best thing though was dinner. Both my g’kids ate vegan food and liked it. YES!! Thank You Angels.


On Friday April 20th I set up for the Woman’s Show in Edmonton. I had to choose between a show I always do out of town and this show. For the first time they both fell on the same dates. Due to the fact the local show had not changed the dates and also the fact I had just driven 14 hours the week before to a show, I chose local. It was a short two day show and to make matters GREAT I was asked to do an 8 am house party for a corporation. I got up at 6.30 am and arrived at 7.45 am. Did the 8 mini reads for the gathering and then headed to the show. Trust me I was in bed by 9 pm that day.


My books that were supposed to arrive on the 19th DID NOT. Therefore I was unable to launch them at The Woman’s Show. The communication between Tellwell and myself was badly handled. I made a serious complaint and it was taken care of in the manner of excellence. I was very pleased with how they handled it, how they took full responsibility for the error and the offer of compensation on my next order. A classy company.


Last month I talked about how a friend of mine and I would do every second day eating only veggies and fruits. He had never experienced this before. As I pointed out to him, these days are actually vegan. By the end of the month he was raving about how well he felt. How light he felt. How his insides were clearing out. Funnily enough I had said ‘let’s try a month’ and now he is sticking to this for another month and most likely more. For myself? I stuck with it too, as I am a person, that if I do an experiment with another person I will stick to the agreement no matter what. Now I am doing it to lose the 20lbs I want to lose. One of the awesome things I did was switch to eating dates. I had no idea they were so scrumptious. Truly. I recall dates not being something I liked when I was younger. Now I cannot get enough of them, and if I get a sugar craving I eat them. They are soft, pliable, and very sweet; but the best yet, full of magnesium and potassium. For those of you who have high sugar cravings do try this as a switch. You will be surprised I can assure you. I buy mine at Save On Foods, as they have the organic boxes. If you start to feed your children these, instead of candy, not only will they be healthy but their weight will not increase and they will not develop sugar addictions as they grow.


As I have said many times this year, “I am in a Nine Personal Year; and whatever needs to go, needs to be left in this year”. I lost 4 lbs, but am still at a place of ‘nothing else leaves’ LOL. My weight refuses to budge any more. I will report more on this next month, as I guarantee that as the weather warms and I have the garden to do, and tons more things that require exertion, more weight will drop. Me oh my though; it’s true, as you get older the metabolism slows right down.


I have always had a weakness in understanding templates and how to design them. My e-mail server offered a free webinar this month. I signed up, made sure I was at the computer at the correct time, and lo and behold, after watching a ‘live’ demonstration and taking notes while I watched, I found it quite easy. I immediately went to the website after the webinar, while the knowledge was fresh in my mind, and created a template. I am really happy I took this time to do this. Hence you will now find my Newsletter and any announcements coming in a different format.


What else? Nothing much, I am finishing this Newsletter on the 25th so that I can get it up on line and set the date to go out for the 30th. I leave on the 26th for Fort McMurray and come back late on the 29th. By the time you open and read this Newsletter I will be back and as per usual resting on the Monday. Thus my first sale of my books at a show will be talked about next month.


I just wish to add how excited I am about the Nine Year. For those of you who are new to my Newsletter I follow Numerology and its Personal Seasons to the letter. Why? We are part of the NON man made species. All other species follow time lines that create their growth. Bears go into caves without complaining. Birds fly south as the weather cools but better yet return, even when they do not have to as they could stay south in the year round warm weather. There is a pattern of behaviour for plants and insects. Only the human species goes against the current. I have chosen not to do that. I put my heart and soul into the energy of my personal growth season. Trust me it works. For anyone who knows me, knows my life comes to me, I do not have to search for it. I allow change to be my guide. I allow the season to show me the path. A Nine Year Season is ‘let it go’. Take what you truly want into 2019 as that will be the start of the next nine year cycle. Leave what you no longer want or desire in the nine year and it will not follow you anymore in life. A completion as we call it. Just in case you are new to my Newsletter and wish to know your own growth season, you can click on the link at the top, under my picture Your Personal Year in Numerology. If it is a button use that, as I plan to send this out on a template.


Please enjoy May; most of us will embrace the warmth as April only brought a wee bit at the end. If you have a garden, do enjoy planting flowers and edibles. Make sure you plant flowers that bees and butterflies will enjoy. Particularly the bees, as they are rapidly disappearing with all the chemicals the city and people choose to use. Remember without bees, there is no food.


Daily smart habits: meditate, accept change, accept that sometimes the Universe guides you and creates actions to test your inner balance, LOVE yourself, spend time alone creating a space of acceptance of life, read, and lastly be yourself. If you need constant approval of others to create a feeling of acceptance, then you have not learnt to love yourself. If you cannot love yourself why would anyone want to vibrate within that energy space? How do I know? I learnt to walk the walk myself.


May the month be blessed with positivity. May you see it that way, even if changes do not appear to look bright. Many folks, when they look back, at what they thought were a disaster at the time, say “if that had not happened I would not be where I am today”. Remember the Buddhist saying ‘if you are worried about something fix it, if it cannot be fixed, do not worry’. I live by those words as well.


CAT COSTS: ANOTHER cheap month for me. Tinned food came to $33.31. Dry food came to $26.34 Kitty litter came to $44.97. Raw meat came to $47.92. Treats came to $9.99. Total month came to $162.53. Again no vets were needed, although next month I am taking Venus for blood tests to keep an eye on her kidney disease. More on that in the next Newsletter.

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 think I was too busy in all to focus on any. I am racking my brain right now to go back to the month, but it was a massive blur of shows, travelling, books arriving, send outs, cats, g’kids, birthday, son and dinner and so much more. I am slowing down for May, so I will recognize them again. Although sometimes they do not happen, as sometimes you are heading the right way and do not need help or directions.







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.


Herbal Dental Care

VcToria’s Comment: I did not write this article. I am planning though, to take my herbalist certification next year. Until then enjoy this article by Michael Stuchiner



A Master Herbalist’s Perspective

In a world with so many wonderful choices, how to decide what is good or bad for us can be quite overwhelming.

This especially applies to how we take care of our teeth and gums.


If you look at the label of most toothpaste and mouthwash, you need a degree in chemistry to pronounce 99% of what you see -- let alone know if it is good for you!

Perhaps it is time to...

Simplify our oral hygiene and allow nature to give us what we really need     

Research and facts are coming out daily that teeth and gum health directly affects well-being.

Not only do we need to look at the foods we eat to keep our teeth and gums strong and healthy; we also need to look at our oral health care program.


Like so many other areas of health, there is much conflicting information about oral care. In the end, it all becomes about supporting big industry who has their bottom line as the priority. For most, it will be a surprise that ...


You already have at least 50% of the ingredients in your spice cabinet to take care of 99% of tooth and gum issues!

Below, I am going to discuss six foods, herbs and spices you can use to make the ultimate tooth powder.

Yes, this is a replacement for your expensive (toxic?) toothpaste and mouthwash.

Best of all, your teeth and gums will thank you down the line!


Neem     

Unless you come from a culture where it is traditionally used, neem is one of those herbs you often don’t know what to do with.

Once you are done with this article, that one-pound bag which has been sitting in your cabinet for the last 6 months will finally be put to good use. Neem is a wonderfully powerful botanical, and very effective at keeping teeth and gums healthy and strong. This traditional ayurvedic herb is held in high regard for its possible antimicrobial effect which make both the leaf and the bark a wonderful agent for possibly supporting the prevention of cavities and tartar buildup.


Cloves

Have you ever had a toothache in the middle of the night?

Did the four messages you left your dentist on his so called “emergency line” not get you the call back you were hoping for?


As far as I am concerned, this is a perfect time to show your self-reliant side. Go to your spice cabinet, grab some whole cloves or clove powder and pack that hurting tooth full of it.


Before you know it, you are out of pain and back to sleep. The next morning, you can call and yell at your dentist for not responding to your calls. Clove is by far the number one spice and essential oil that has been studied for both pain and inflammation relief of both teeth and gums. It is by far the best go-to-spice everyone should have in their home in case of dental emergencies.


Rosehips

A wonderful natural food source of Vitamin C and bioflavonoids, Rosehip may have the ability to protect your teeth and gums from unhealthy bacterial infections.


While scurvy (A disease of vitamin c deficiency) is not exactly making front page news in our modern times, it is not out of the question that this issue can, in fact, may still be a cause of lesser decay. Scurvy can lead to bleeding gums and loss of teeth.   


Cayenne

As a Master Herbalist, I believe this powerful spice is a must-have in every home first-aid kit.

This is based on research and traditional use of this very powerful food with an amazing potential to affect a variety of issues because of its greatest action:


Enhanced Blood Circulation

Below are 3 wonderful studies which clearly express the impressive effects of capsaicin in regards to possibly supporting a healthy pain/inflammation response, and, cardiovascular health which there is a direct link between oral health and heart health.


In simple terms, the 3 studies above speak about how the powerful constituents found in cayenne and other hot peppers (specifically capsaicin) may support a healthy circulatory system. By, or as the great Master Herbalist Dr John R Christopher referred to the blood circulation system as, “The river of life”.  That’s because the body has a great ability to repair the damage.


This simple potential action of supporting blood flow may have a direct effect on the heart and conditions that are affected by the pain and inflammation process.    

Rebuild your teeth

It is common knowledge that...


Minerals are the key to keeping your bones and teeth strong and healthy (12)

The problem is that supplemental isolated minerals often fail due to lack of proper absorption which may potentially make the issue worse. It is also well-known that minerals in supplement form (because they are isolated and incomplete) need a binding agent in order to support absorption. This is why you need to take large amounts in order to get the small amounts your body requires for good health. Whole, nutrient-dense herbs like nettle leaf, oat straw and horsetail are wonderful sources of essential minerals (In natures synergistic form) which the body can properly use to acquire the nourishment it needs.  

 

Sea Salt

One area of oral health care that all sides seem to agree upon is using a daily salt water rinse in order to prevent the potential for damage to your teeth and gums.

One study showed why just a little dab’ll do ya good!

  • The study was done using teeth from people who just underwent molar extraction. The teeth were taken back to a lab where the gum tissue was separated and cultured. The cultured cells are known as gingival fibroblasts. These cultures were scratched to mimic an injury in the mouth. Over a short period of time these cells were subjected to various concentrations of a saltwater solution and then checked for the progress of healing.  

The following occurred:

  • First, the lowest concentration was the one that showed the greatest amount of healing progress.
  • Next, the researchers wanted to know the mechanism for the healing and found that is was because of the balancing of cell density that occurred during the natural healing process.
  • The final observation was in regards to how the healing cells changed when they migrated. The salt water increased the formation of protein which helps cells attach together. This allowed for the cells to have a greater ability to anchor to the wound. 

  • Coconut oil

The traditional ancient practice of oil pulling for oral hygiene is a time-tested practice which has shown impressive results and saved people lots of money on expensive dental procedures. Oil pulling is done by taking a tablespoon of either organic coconut oil or olive oil and, swishing around in your mouth for 20 minutes.

After the 20 minutes, spit it out and rinse your mouth. Please, remember not to swallow the oil. The idea behind this time-tested practice is to remove bacteria from the teeth and gums which may reduce overall damage. So, you don’t want to swallow a mouth full of bacteria.  


According to the research, this practice should be done on a daily basis 2x a day for 20 minutes each. It was also stated, not to swallow the oil due to the high bacteria count found after the therapy. According to tradition, the type of oils that can be used (olive, coconut or sesame) need to be organic and cold-pressed. Based on the study review, each one of these oils has unique compounds which may make them useful as a therapeutic agent. 


The Ultimate Herbal tooth care formula:

  • 3 parts (1.5 ounces) Neem leaf powder
  • 2 parts (1 ounce) One of the following (Horsetail grass powder, Nettle leaf powder or Oat straw powder)
  • 1 part (½ ounce) clove power
  • 1 part (½ ounce) cayenne powder
  • 1 part (½ ounce) rosehip powder

This can be used in the following ways

  • Toothpaste- Simply apply to a wet toothbrush  
  • Mouthwash- Add ¼ teaspoon to 6 oz of warm water and swish in mouth for 30 seconds
  • A toothache, pain or bleeding gums - Add an amount large enough to cover the area in your mouth to a bowl. Then add just enough water to make a dry paste. Apply and pack into the affected area. This specific purpose, I would strongly suggest that you get some goldenseal root powder to add to the mix.  

Self-reliance is a wonderful tool and reminder of how we are capable of taking care of ourselves through tough and scary times. This article has shown you simple time-tested tricks to not just prevent oral health issues but, resolve them too.

So, the next time you wake up in the middle of the night with a throbbing tooth, before you get upset that the dentist didn’t return your call hours later, keep in mind that your resolution is right in your kitchen cabinet.  


 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.