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What’s NewsMarch 2013

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“One Woman” to be released on Women’s Day

Five Ways to Use a Book for Credibility Boost

Twelve Steps and Science of Mind

Five Levels of Attachment Study Group

The Consciousness Challenge 3/22 Are You In?

EarthFair 2013 is April 21 in Balboa Park

Renewable Energy Nearly Half of New Generation

Earth Day at Alta Vista Gardens is Saturday April 13

“One Woman” to be released on Women’s Day

On International Women’s Day, 8 March 2013 UN Women will launch One Woman: A song for UN Women, a musical celebration of women worldwide, featuring more than 20 artists. Behind-the-scenes videos chronicling the song’s yearlong production is available at song.unwomen.org to count down toward the launch. On March 8, the site will feature the full song video and make the track available for download.

One Woman celebrates acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who daily make extraordinary contributions to their countries and communities. The lyrics are inspired by stories of women whom UN Women has supported. UN Women is the UN organization charged with advancing women’s empowerment and gender equality worldwide.

Five Ways to Use a Book for Credibility Boost

Have you been looking for ways to give a boost to your transformational business or professional practice?

Chiwah Carol Slater. M.A., shares 5 easy ways to write a book for your business and creative ways to use your book to give your business or practice a healthy boost. To register for this free webinar to be held at 1pm on Wednesday, March 20, go online to askchiwah.com/freebizbooklive.

Amazon Best Selling Author Chiwah Carol Slater has ghostwritten and edited dozens of fiction and nonfiction books. One of her novels was a finalist in Dan Poynter’s Global eBook Awards 2012. For information on ghostwriting or editing for your book, call her at 760-434-5224.

Twelve Steps and Science of Mind

There are many similarities between Twelve Step Programs and the Science of Mind teaching, according to Dr. Jane Claypool, Founder and Minister Emeritus of the Center For Spiritual Living in Carlsbad, CA. She says, “The two groups were founded at about the same time and they are both based on spiritual principles, rather than traditional religion. They both emphasize the ability to every person to make new choices in his or her life.”

On Saturday, March 23 from 9:00 until 12:30, Dr. Claypool and Lynn Guilfoyle will lead a workshop that is open to the public. They will compare and contrast the ways in which the two programs are alike and speak about their connections and history. Dr. Claypool is founder of the Center For Spiritual Living in Carlsbad and a recovering alcoholic. She is author of many books including several for teens on alcohol and food abuse. The workshop is open to the public and offered on the basis of free will donations. For further information call 760.434.9579.

Five Levels of Attachment Study Group

The teachings presented in don Miguel Ruiz Jr. newest book, The Five Levels of Attachment will be explored in a special book study program offered by VISION, a Center for Spiritual Living. Led by licensed Spiritual Counselor Ruth Soklow the book study will explore the ways we attach ourselves to beliefs and the world. Ruiz explores the five levels of attachment that cause human suffering. This book study, like the book, will invite you to look at your own life and see how these unhealthy attachments can keep us trapped in a psychological and spiritual fog. The class looks at how to make new agreements that are more in line with your authentic self.

The class is on a Love Offering Basis. For further information about this fantastic opportunity to transform your life visit the VISION website at www.visioncsl.com

The Consciousness Challenge 3/22 Are You In?

The Consciousness Challenge is a free event between 6-9:30pm on Friday March 22 in San Diego and March 29 in Los Angeles. The Consciousness Challenge event takes people on a journey to fast-track their awareness, heighten perceptions, access a consciousness uncontaminated by fear, self-doubt or past failures—and doing that in groups large enough to make a difference all over the world.

It began with the passion to save the planet and heal humanity from self-destruction. It has now turned into a global initiative, travelling all the way from Australia to San Diego, LA, Phoenix and Montreal—a movement called The Consciousness Challenge.

The event is the brainchild of Daniel and Sonja Rechnitzer. “We called it The Consciousness Challenge, because it all begins with us, ourselves, taking the right steps to make a difference. The challenge is simply being at the event and bringing at least 5 friends, to bring this extraordinary transformative process not just to ourselves, but also to those around us. We are passionate about creating this worldwide transformation, but it takes more than just us. It takes unity,” says Daniel.

To attend The Consciousness Challenge, or to support the team of volunteers promoting the event, you can register on their website: www.ConsciousnessChallenge.org, or email the team directly: ConsciousnessChallenge@gmail.com

EarthFair 2013 is April 21 in Balboa Park

The 24th annual EarthFair in Balboa Park is the largest free annual environmental fair in the world and will be held Sunday April 21 from 10am to 5pm in Balboa Park. EarthFair draws around 60,000 visitors each year.

Produced by 400 volunteers, EarthFair 2013 will feature more than 350 exhibitors, special theme areas, a Food Pavilion, a special Children’s Activity Area, three entertainment venues, the Children’s Earth Parade, the eARTh Gallery art show, and the Cleaner Car Concourse.

It’s impossible to list everything you’ll find at EarthFair: traditional conservation organizations, wildlife preservation groups, products made from natural and organically grown crops, organic gardening information, alternative energy vehicles, ecotourism opportunities, many alternative and traditional health care products and services, pet adoption services, clean air and clean water products, rainforest preservation groups—and many, many others. To be an exhibitor or to volunteer go to www.earthdayweb.org

Renewable Energy Nearly Half of New Generation

Peter Meisen, President of Global Energy Network International (GENI) reports that there has been a dramatic shift in U.S. energy development recently. In 2012, for the first time ever, renewable energies provided nearly half of the new capacity developed. There are multiple reasons for this significant turn towards cleaner options. The public and policy-makers are keenly aware of climate change and its primary cause being the burning of fossil fuels. 150 proposed coal-fired plants have been scrapped while state and federal incentives make solar/wind attractive investments.

GENI makes the case for 100% renewable energy by 2020 in nation after nation. You can read and share these 100% Renewable Reports at: geni.org/globalenergy/research/100-percent-renewable-energy-reports/index.shtml Several interviews with GENI interns have been posted at youtube.com/user/GENICorp

Earth Day at Alta Vista Gardens is Saturday April 13

The City of Vista has declared Saturday April 13 Earth Day for the city and a celebration will be held at the Alta Vista Gardens in Brengle Terrace Park from 10am–3pm. The theme is “Healing the Earth, Healing Ourselves.”Alta Vista Gardens is going beyond the offerings of previous years and we are opening up a new sharing space in the Ceremonial Garden.

“Creative Healing in the Garden” will feature the Healers, Creatives and Restorers, Yoga, Pranic Healing, Labyrinth Walks, readings at the Poets’ Patio, Guided tours of the Medicinal Herb Garden, Music, “Solutions for Change” Sustainable Gardening, and Healthful Food.

As you wander in the Ceremonial Garden you will be reminded how simple it is to stay healthy and vibrant by becoming more responsible to your body’s messages.

Craig Kessinger, Native American philosopher of the cosmos, will lead the closing drum circle at 3:30pm. Bring your Drum. This is an “Open Circle of Light.” Find more in the April’s TLC. See altavista gardens.org