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Elizabeth Edwards in Twin Cities

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. – Elizabeth Edwards, an attorney and the wife of John Edwards, former U.S. Senator from North Carolina and the 2004 Democratic Vice-Presidential candidate, will discuss her new book, Saving Graces: Finding Solace and Strength from Friends and Strangers, from 5-7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16, at Golden Valley Golf & Country Club. The event, open to the public, is $25 in advance and $35 at the door. Proceeds will support the work of Chrysalis, which helps women work toward sobriety, break free from destructive relationships and behaviors, achieve mental and emotional balance, and learn how to keep their families healthy and safe.

Elizabeth Edwards will present a moving account of the importance of community in her life, from her childhood as a Navy’s pilot’s daughter to her experiences on her husband’s political campaigns to the death of her son and her own battle with breast cancer. During the 2004 presidential campaign, Edwards gained attention and admiration for her smart, likable, and down-to-earth personality. These qualities shine forth in Saving Graces, a memoir of the trials, triumphs, and tragedies Edwards experienced and the various communities that celebrated her joys and lent her steady strength and quiet hope in darker times

To order tickets, go to www.friendshealthconnection.org or call toll-free 1 (800) 483-7436. Locally, you can call (612) 870-2431 or e-mail Sarah Price at [email protected].

Bellfield lecture

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. – Maurice Bellfield, who has worked in the corporate sector with such companies as General Mills, Health Risk Management, Control Data, Prudential Financial and American Express, will present "Taking Your Life…Higher" from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, at Unity Church of Golden Valley, 4000 Golden Valley Road.

Bellfield’s entrepreneurial experience includes co-owner of International Concert Entertainment and co-owner/CEO of Global Entertainment Media, Inc., a diverse entertainment management and public speaking firm. He also serves as an advisor in the area of conflict/crisis resolution for high-profile individuals in the entertainment industry.

He grew up in north Minneapolis, in a neighborhood struggling with poverty and violence.

His presentation will focus on the daunting task of overcoming challenges in life, while letting go of unwanted circumstances past, present and future. That’s a critically important component, not only for your forward movement, but your everyday well-being, Bellfield says. Working in the worlds of business and entertainment, coming from a challenged community and conducting his own explorations of consciousness, Bellfield has crafted his own science of success.

The cost is $25, and $20 for church members.

Empowering women

MINNEAPOLIS – The LifeMoxie® Women’s Economic Power Day® will be presented from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at Minneapolis Convention Center to assist women who are ready to reinvent themselves, start or grow a new business or become independent. It delivers identifiable skills that women can implement immediately to create their own economic power. The daylong seminar is filled with skillshops, information sessions and opportunities to access local resources and experts.

The national tour of Women’s Economic Power Day kicked off March 10 in San Francisco and will have visited seven cities by the year’s end.

Breakfast, lunch, celebration included, and seating is limited to 300 women. For more information, visit www.lifemoxie.com.

Encountering Spirit

MINNEAPOLIS – An eight-week class, "Encountering Spirit: Through Film, Story, Poetry and People," will explore several themes of spiritual life through films, books, poetry and the lives and teachings of people who have attained high levels of spiritual development. It is presented by Two Wings Spirit, a Minneapolis-based school to facilitate spiritual growth and awareness of divine presence in our lives.

The class will take place on eight Sunday afternoons, from 1:30-5 p.m. October 1 through November 19. Participants will explore spiritual themes in such books as Siddharta, Jonathan Livingston Seagull and the poetry of Rumi, as well as in films like Memento, Broken Flowers, Crash and Groundhog Day. The cost is $200. For more information, call (612) 920-0339 or visit twowingsspirit.org.

Rother channeling event

MINNEAPOLIS – A live channeling by Steve and Barbara Rother, giving a five-hour overview of the evolution of Earth and the activation of a new world, and a three-day seminar on Inverse Wave Therapy, will be presented in the Twin Cities.

The event, "144 Points of Light," will be from 1-6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, at Unity of the Valley Spiritual Center, 4011 W. Highway 13, in Savage, Minn. The Rothers will offer ideas and concepts for living in the higher vibrations on Earth, as well as present information on changes in the human biology taking place, connecting with spiritual family, the importance of the new children, a Q & A on our changing world and a live channeling from "the Group." Admission is $50. To register, call Nita Wolf at (507) 663-6109.

The Rothers also will be present at the 10 a.m. service at Unity of the Valley, prior to the event.

On October 13-15, Steve and Barbara Rother will teach Inverse Wave Therapy, a tool to help people change and remove the blocks that hinder their lives. The basis of Inverse Wave Therapy is to first identify the wave pattern that is creating your reality and expose it to the exact opposite wave pattern to neutralize it. This same technology is used everyday in our world in many applications including sound cancellation technology. Once you remove the outside influences, then you can easily re-write a new past to support the empowered human you wish to become.

The event, which will include live channeling from "the Group," will be at the Marriott near the airport at 2020 E. American Blvd., in Bloomington. The cost is $395. For registration information, contact Sherri Cleveland at (651) 488-4542 or the Lightworker offices at (702) 871-3317.

The Rothers, who live in Las Vegas, formed the non-profit corporation of Lightworker and together with volunteers and staff, work at planting seeds of personal empowerment on a global basis. For more information about Steve, Barbara and the Group, their seminars, books, and personal appearances, visit www.lightworker.com

Groning lectures coming to U.S.

In tribute to the 100th anniversary of the birthday of German miracle healer Bruno Groning (1906-1959), a series of 140 public lectures will take place throughout North America this fall, encompassing 45 of the U.S. states and six Canadian provinces.

Medical doctors from Germany, Austria and Switzerland will lecture about Groning’s remarkable healings. All events will be free of charge, and each of the lecturing physicians will be speaking without remuneration. Those who are looking for help and healing, or want to experience the life force in their own body, are welcome to attend.

Inconceivable healings, even from so-called incurable diseases, occurred during Groning’s public lectures. In 1949, his name became a household word in Germany overnight. Reports about him appeared in the press, in newsreels and on the radio. His reported healings were violently and controversially debated by everyone, at all levels of society. Some considered his miraculous healings a gift of grace, while others viewed Groning a charlatan. The reality of the healings were confirmed by medical examinations.

Groning spoke of a higher power that comes from God. He called it the Divine power, the life force and the "healing current." He said anyone who knows its laws can take it in freely, and use it to gain help and healing.

The details for all 150 lectures in North America will be listed soon at www.bruno-groening.org/english/vortrag/defaultvortrag.htm. For more information, visit www.bruno-groening.org/english or call (972) 282-1858.

Grad student’s research wins international award

ST. LOUIS PARK – Sheila McNellis Asato has won this year’s award for best original research on dreams from the International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD). Asato is a visual artist and owner of the Monkey Bridge Arts Center for Art, Dreaming, and Creative Development in the Twin Cities suburb of St. Louis Park. She’s in the final stages of completing a master’s degree in human development at St. Mary’s University of Minnesota.

Asato, who is bilingual and a former resident of Tokyo, is hosting an IASD conference on Dreaming and Creativity October 13-14, at Luther Seminary in St. Paul.

She developed her Healing CollageSM technique from Japanese collage therapy and Jungian approaches. She presents workshops in the technique at Monkey Bridge Arts, and her workshop is on the schedule at the upcoming conference on Dreaming and Creativity.

"Dreaming, like art, tends to be a highly visual and emotional experience," Asato says, so art is well suited to expressing dreams and finding their meaning. Recording a dream in words upon awakening "loses something in the translation," she adds, just as translating between Japanese and English does – whereas "dreaming and art share a common language of form and feeling, with art speaking the dialect of waking consciousness, and dreams communicating through the dialect of sleep."

Asato points to the popularity of collage-based crafts, such as scrapbooking, to show that collage is non-threatening and accessible to people with no art background. Likewise, even those with little dream recall will find Healing Collage can lead them to a deeper understanding of their dreams. "Like the collage artist in the studio, the dreaming self loves to cut, paste, and move imagery around in a number of surprising and occasionally shocking ways to get our attention," Asato says.

In addition to Healing Collage, IASD’s Dreaming and Creativity conference will include presentations and workshops on:

– Dreamplay: Across the Lifespan (by Patricia Garfield, author of the classic bestseller Creative Dreaming)

– The Art of the Dreaming Mind

– Understanding Dream Language: Working with Imagery and Color

– All Poetry Is But Dream Interpretation: Dreams in the Music Dramas of Richard Wagner

– Dream Art as Dream Work and Spiritual Practice

– Dreams as a Creative Portal to Healing

– Embodied Dream Work: Finding the Dream in the Body

– Lucid Dreaming: Evidence for the Inner Self?

– The Magic Mirror that Never Lies: Group and Individual Projective Dream Work

For details, go to ASDreams.org or monkeybridgearts.com.

Journals sought

MINNEAPOLIS – Women of Nations, one of Minnesota’s largest havens from domestic abuse, is seeking journals for the women who seek safety at its Eagles’ Nest Shelter. Often women arrive at the shelter with only the clothes on their backs, often accompanied by children. The staff wants to offer journaling to help support healing and empowerment of its clients.

Women of Nations, which is rooted in American Indian culture, offers safety and support for up to 46 women at any one time. All donations are tax deductible. Contact Rick Bernardo about journals or other office supplies at (612) 824-7176.

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