March 2017 Events at East West

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Shanti Rubenstone
Wednesday, March 1

Finding Happiness:
How to Live a Life Fulfilled

7:30pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat
Ever wonder why even with all of the effort at good living we can feel so let down at times? Why it is that illness still comes, or friends disappoint us, or maybe even life is good but just not great? So many of us are on that constant search for everything to be “just right,” to feel deeply fulfilled. Join Dr. Shanti Rubenstone, internal medicine doctor and Ananda minister, for an enlightening discussion of what it is that brings deep satisfaction, true joy, and a deep feeling of calmness and fulfillment to life.

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Nancy Byrne
Friday, March 3

The Inner Journey To You

7:30pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat
Utilizing humor and personal anecdotes, Nancy Byrne delivers a message of encouragement, empowerment and self-renewal. She guides attendees to transcend the limits of common thought, remember who they are and choose to be that person again. She will show you how to listen to the guidance of your soul, rather than to the mindless chatter of people around you, and realize you have choices available in shaping the course of your life. www.choices-nlb.com See sessions, Mar 4

To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800

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Saturday, March 4

Psychic Readings with Nancy Byrne

11:30am-2:30pm • $80/30min
See lecture, Mar 3

To make an appointment, please call 650-988-9800

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Robert Atkinson
Saturday, March 4

From Duality to Interconnectedness
to Oneness

7:30pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat
In this time of rapid change and recurring crises, there is still great hope. All around us, spiritual forces and social movements guide a process of profound transformation. We are seeing a shift from multiple communities with a consciousness of duality to an awareness of the inherent interconnectedness of all things. In turn, a global community with a consciousness of oneness is emerging. Inspired by the world’s wisdom traditions, Robert Atkinson, author of The Story of Our Time, illuminates these processes, identifies a growing network of co-creators, and invites us to become active partners in our own rebirth. www.RobertAtkinson.net See workshop, Mar 5

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Sunday, March 5

Living in Oneness Workshop

1-4pm • $40 thru Mar 4, $55 day of
Consciousness expands as we seek to understand reality. Born into a realm of dualities, we naturally desire the experience of oneness. Utilizing guided exercises and meditation, Robert Atkinson will guide you in exploring the critical questions of our time that take us to the heart of oneness: Is the search for truth necessary? Is love the underlying force of evolution? Is unity the purpose of justice? Is world peace not only possible but also inevitable? These questions will engage us as spiritual activists in the global movement of our time: building a culture of oneness. www.RobertAtkinson.net See lecture, Mar 4

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Kute Blackson
Monday, March 6

The World Needs You

7:30pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat
Greatness is not bestowed on just a special few. It is a moment to moment choice. Each and every one of us has the potential to be great. It is our birthright. Are you ready to step fully into your greatness? This transformational event will guide you through a powerful process that will help catapult you to your next level of freedom and authentic self expression. Kute Blackson is a modern day spiritual guru, life coach extraordinaire, and bestselling author of You. Are. The. One. www.KuteBlackson.com

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Carole Holcomb
Wednesday, March 8

Introduction to Laughter Yoga

7:30pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat
Laughter Yoga? First introduced in India in 1995 by Dr. Madan Kataria, Laughter Yoga is now practiced all over the world. It’s easy, it’s fun and best of all it has numerous health benefits and can change a mood instantly. Join Carole Holcomb, a Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher and Leader, as she discusses the health benefits and leads you through Laughter Yoga exercises. No special skills, clothing or shoes required. www.LaughterYogaFun.com See workshop, Mar 9

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Thursday, March 9

Laughter Yoga Workshop

7-9pm • $10 thru Mar 8, $15 day of
Rediscover the playfulness you had as a child! Participate in a group Laughter Yoga session and then learn how to create your own Laughter Yoga solo practice. Add more laughter to your life with the 40-Day Formula for an instant stress-reliever. Research shows 10-15 minutes of laughter has numerous health benefits. Join Carole Holcomb, a Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher and Leader for an evening of fun, frolic and happiness. www.LaughterYogaFun.com See lecture, Mar 8

To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800

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Lauren Rainbow
Friday, March 10

Trusting Your Intuition

7:30pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat
Tonight Lauren Rainbow will reveal her unique approach to mediumship, and how she has developed the power of intuition as a life changing tool. She’ll explain how trusting her intuition has changed her life, how she uses intuition to help make important life decisions, and how you can apply your intuition to lead a more purposeful and enriched life. Lauren will also devote some time to connect with Spirit and bring loving heart-centered messages from loved ones in the Spirit World for some audience members. See workshop, Mar 11

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Saturday, March 11

Your Intuitive Toolbox

1-5pm • $75 thru Mar 10, $95 day of
Would you like to feel more “in-tune” with life? Lauren Rainbow will share the ideas and techniques that have inspired her so you too can develop your natural intuitive senses. This afternoon, you’ll learn how to Identify the different ways in which your intuition is trying to help you, and you’ll acquire exercises to hone your intuitive instincts. At the end of this workshop, you’ll walk away with some amazing tools to help you live an intuitive daily life and make better decisions and happier choices! See lecture, Mar 10

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Danielle Nistor
Saturday, March 11

Spiritual Tools for Success

7:30pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat
When you are on your Soul Path and offering your gifts to the world, you can gracefully achieve joy, abundance, and success. Danielle Nistor will talk about success, what it means for each of us, and some simple ways to achieve it. Afterwards, she will lead a spiritual meditation to connect with the Spirit of Success. During the talk, personal spiritual messages will be offered to the audience by the Divine. Danielle is an international spiritual teacher and a channel for the Divine Mother. www.DanielleNistor.com See workshop Mar 12, sessions Mar 13

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Sunday, March 12

Staying Connected with the Spirit of Success

1-5pm • $35 thru Mar 11, $45 day of
In this experiential workshop we’ll explore more of what success means to each one of us and the appropriate ways of manifesting success in our lives. Danielle Nistor will lead a visualization for manifesting success and spiritual meditations to connect you with your divine team, your inner child, and your soul in order to ensure their support in your life. During the workshop, personal spiritual messages will be offered to the audience by the Divine. Danielle is the bestselling author of The Spirit of Success. www.DanielleNistor.com See lecture Mar 11, sessions Mar 13

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Monday, March 13

Private Channeling Sessions from the Divine Mother for Healing, Spiritual Evolution and Initiation with Danielle Nistor

11:30am-5pm • $60/30min, $120/60min
See lecture Mar 11, workshop Mar 12

To make an appointment, please call 650-988-9800

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Marc Gelfo
Monday, March 13

Discovering Music as a Healing Practice

7:30pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat
Multimodal artist Marc Gelfo tells his story of how passion for music and life prevailed over rejection, injury, and depression. Using cognitive science, martial arts, spiritual technologies, and the power of consciousness, he turned a wounded classical music career into a triumph of both healing and elite achievement. Music is available to everyone who wishes to engage with it as a healing practice. Marc will share some of the approaches that enabled him to recover from and transcend the harmful musical practices he had been conditioned into believing were his only option. www.MarcGelfo.com See workshop, Mar 14

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Tuesday, March 14

Neuro-Symphonic Synergy: Making Music A Healing Practice

7-9pm • $28 thru Mar 13, $38 day of
Do you love listening, playing, sounding, exploring, creating? Come learn to synergize music practice with wellness. First we discover individual musical “pain points,” then fractally connect them with other healing opportunities like relationship or career issues, self-actualization challenges, financial struggles, and more. Expand your current musical practice—anything from A# major scales to Zydeco—to include powerful wellness intentions. Marc Gelfo will help you create a personal “synergistic practice” plan for developing both as a musician and in your other healing zones. www.MarcGelfo.com See lecture, Mar 13

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Wayne Marto
Wednesday, March 15

The Healing Sounds of the Gong

7:30pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat
Artist, musician and sound healer Wayne Marto introduces the profound benefits of sound healing, and in particular the gong. The gong heals physically and emotionally, and its broad range of tones and frequencies promotes a deep meditative state. We will also explore the relationship between the gong the Five Yogic Koshas. The event will conclude with a 15-minute gong bath meditation. Come prepared to be deeply moved by the resonating, vibrational healing qualities of the sound. www.BeneficialSound.com See workshop, Mar 16

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Thursday, March 16

Gong Bath Meditation Workshop

7-9pm • $20 thru Mar 15, $30 day of
Join Wayne Marto on a transformative journey of healing and deep relaxation, as we bathe every cell of the body in therapeutic sound and vibration. The pure, penetrating sound waves of the gong cleanse the subconscious and will leave you feeling tuned, refreshed and connected with your intuitive personal power. The gong bath begins with a brief explanation on the benefits of the gong, followed by a quick breath exercise to open the flow of energy and to create a receptive mind-body state for deep relaxation and meditation. The experience is effortless and the results profound. www.BeneficialSound.com See lecture, Mar 15

To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800

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Michelle Wangler
Friday, March 17 *** CANCELLED ***

The 9 Personality Types of the Enneagram

7:30pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat
If you strive to live to your highest potential, knowing the Enneagram personality system is a must! Both a psychological and ancient spiritual teaching, the Enneagram provides a powerful tool that supports all your relationships. You’ll gain insights into how we create our own painful and limiting patterns, and guiding principles for how to break free. Michelle Wangler, a licensed marriage and family therapist, has been immersed in Enneagram studies for the last 15 years and is a graduate of the Enneagram Professional Training Program. www.MichelleJoyMFT.com See sessions, Mar 18


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Saturday, March 18 *** CANCELLED ***

Enneagram Personality Readings with Michelle Wangler

1-6pm • $100/60min, $50/30min
See lecture, Mar 17


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Lynne Twist
Saturday, March 18

The Soul of Money: Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Life

11:30am-12:30pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat
Lynne Twist, the author of her newly reissued book The Soul of Money, will discuss how examining our attitudes towards money—earning it, spending it, and giving it away—can offer surprising insight into our lives, our values, and the essence of prosperity. Lynne will touch upon how our consumerist society has skewed and altered our relationship with money and each other, and will offer insights into how we can realign and reallocate our resources—moving from an economy of fear and scarcity to an economy of love and generosity. See following workshop

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Saturday, March 18

The Soul of Money: Creating a Life of Sufficiency and Prosperity

2-4pm • $50 thru Mar 17, $60 day of
In this workshop, Lynne Twist, founder of the Soul of Money Institute, presents the harsh realities of a money culture that keeps us from realizing our greatest aspirations, and inhibits us from recognizing our inherent sufficiency and inner-wealth. By examining our own financial story, we are able to uncover our limited and constricting beliefs about money and begin to re-conceptualize our resources. You’ll learn how to release your financial fears and open up to a profound experience of abundance and prosperity that will touch all areas of life. See lecture, above

To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800

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Ananta Govinda and Gopi Kallayil
Saturday, March 18 *** CANCELLED ***

Kirtan Lounge

7:30pm • $10 thru Mar 17, $15 day of
Kirtan Lounge, as with many things in life, started as a dreamy experiment when Gopi Kallayil asked Ananta Govinda if they could collaborate and perform sacred music in the Bhakti yoga tradition of call and response singing—kirtan—and make it a love offering to the divine. That intention then flowed from the heart and into the ether and evolved into an album plus live performances around California and at Burning Man. Tonight at East West, Gopi and Ananta are joined by a few kirtan musicians from Google (where Gopi works) and other professionals kirtan musicians in the area. KirtanLounge.bandcamp.com


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Jack Gates and Phillip Porter
Sunday, March 19

Raga Moods for Sitar and Guitar

4-5:30pm • $10 thru Mar 18, $15 day of
The art of Raga has its origin in the mists of time. Vedic chant, Hinduism, Islam, and folkloric culture all have had an important role in shaping modern Raga music. Guitarist Jack Gates and sitarist Phillip Porter will be exploring this music as a framework for improvisation. Phillip has a lifetime of study of raga music, including many years with Ustad Ali Akbar Khan, one of the greatest modern exponents of Raga music. Jack, also a student of Khansahib, will bring jazz and western classical harmonies and a flair for the unexpected to this musical meeting. www.JackGatesMusic.com

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Father Francis V. Tiso
Monday, March 20

Narratives that Walk: The Story of Central Asian Spirituality

7:30pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat
The rainbow body is a postmortem paranormal phenomenon reported for masters in the dzogchen lineages of Tibet. A monk from Eastern Tibet, Khenpo A Cho, manifested this attainment in 1998. Tonight we’ll explore the rainbow body story in its broadly Central Asian setting, where esoteric spirituality tells its stories in ways that invite an intuitive reading. Father Francis V. Tiso is a priest of the Diocese of Isernia-Venafro, Italy, and has led research expeditions in South Asia, Tibet and the Far East. His teaching encompasses Christian theology, the history of religions, spirituality, and interreligious dialogue. See workshop, Mar 21

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Tuesday, March 21

Attaining the Rainbow Body Workshop

7-9pm • $20 thru Mar 20, $35 day of
Our rainbow body project continues with the life story of Khenpo A Cho, who manifested the dissolution of the body in 1998, asking both “how” and “why?” Father Francis V. Tiso engages two traditions of contemplative practice to answer these questions. In Syriac Christianity, we meet the practices that enable the soul to gaze upon itself to attain the divine light. In pristine dzogchen, we encounter the natural state of awareness, and learn to remain there. Our work concludes with several exercises of spiritual alchemy designed to transform the entire body-mind complex into consciousness and elemental light. See lecture, Mar 20

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Barbara McNally
Wednesday, March 22 *** CANCELLED ***

Wounded Warrior, Wounded Wife:
Not Just Surviving but Thriving

7:30pm • $10
Out of the 16.9 million caregivers in the United States, 5.6 million are caring for wounded veterans. Most of them are women, thrust into caretaker roles with virtually no support or training. Barbara McNally, author and founder of the Barbara McNally Foundation, invites you into the lives of these hidden heroines, sharing true stories from the voices of women at SPA Day (Support, Purpose, Appreciation), a now nationwide event created by the foundation for military wives/caregivers to restore, rejuvenate, and create fellowship with women facing similar challenges. www.BarbaraMcNally.com

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Mehrad Nazari
Thursday, March 23

Enlightened Negotiation: 8 Universal Laws to Connect, Create, and Prosper

7:30pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat
Join Dr. Mehrad Nazari, award-winning business leader, acclaimed professor of business negotiation, and recognized luminary in the field of human potential, for a guide to real-world, mindful negotiations. Each of the 8 Universal Laws presented in his book can be engaged for conflict resolution and negotiation in the workplace and in our personal lives. This holistic approach draws insight from integrative negotiation, economic behavior, neurosciences, and many wisdom traditions, showing us how to transcend the myopic vision of scarce resources and tap into the human spirit to connect and co-create. www.EnlightenedNegotiation.com

To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800

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Miki Jacobs
Friday, March 24

We Are Never Alone:
Introduction to Your Spirit Team

7:30pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat
Join Miki Jacobs, internationally renowned American-Israeli medium, speaker, and author, in this event in which she will introduce you to your “Team”—the Angels, Spirit Guides, and departed loved ones who accompany you throughout your life on Earth. Miki will present who they are, each of their purposes in your life, and the ways in which they communicate with you. Some of participants will receive “mini readings” from their Team members. www.MikiJacobs.com See gallery reading, Mar 25

To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800

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Saturday, March 25

We Are Never Alone: Gallery Reading

1-3pm • $45 thru Mar 24, $65 day of
In this event, Miki Jacobs will connect you to your Team of Angels, Spirit Guides, and departed loved ones. Messages from your Guides will provide you with information and guidance regarding your life and your loved ones’ lives on Earth. Your Guardian Angels will provide you with medical intuitive information regarding your health and well being, and messages from your departed loved ones will prove the continuation of the soul beyond the death of their physical body. www.MikiJacobs.com See lecture, Mar 24

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Steven Halpern and David DiLullo
Saturday, March 25

Global Heart Concert:
Steven Halpern with David DiLullo

8pm • $20 or 2 for $35 thru Mar 24, $30 each day of
Location: Ananda Temple, 2171 El Camino Real, Palo Alto

Join us for an evening of transformative music with Grammy award nominated composer, recording artist and sound healer Steven Halpern. Steven is a founding father of New Age music. Featuring his heart-centered Deep Alpha and Deep Theta, and the new Mindful Piano, we will entrain together to the high coherence frequencies of inner peace and love. Steven will be joined by percussionist, drum circle facilitator and sound-worker David DiLullo. Through tone, silence, ambience and groove, Steven and David are honored to share their intention of creating a resonant field that uplifts all in attendance. www.StevenHalpern.com, www.DavidDiLullo.com

To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800

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Lilelle Daoin and Ladamira
Sunday, March 26 *** CANCELLED ***

Connection to the Power of
Your Family Lineage

11:30am-12:30pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat
A ritual to purify your family lineage from past sufferings to remove obstacles in the present and achieve happiness. Join Lilelle Daoin and Ladamira, Shamans from Lake Baikal, on a guided meditative journey to the Lake Baikal, one of the most powerful places in the world, where you will connect with the Spirit of Baikal and acquire new power to stop the chain of repetitions of misfortunes, and open up hidden possibilities for success, love and health in your family. Ancient rituals and chants will open your inner resources that have a power to materialize desires. See workshop following, sessions Mar 27


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Sunday, March 26 *** CANCELLED ***

How to Stop Disease and Misfortune in the Ancestral Lineage

1-5pm • $60 thru Mar 25, $75 day of
To heal your ancestral lineage means to attract health, prosperity and love into your life. Lilelle Daoin and Ladamira, Shamans from Lake Baikal, share ancient Slavic rituals to diagnose and correct female and male family lineages through understanding the causes of diseases and unhappiness. You’ll learn where diseases come from and how they are passed on to family members. During a shamanic journey through the roots of the family tree, you’ll discover the kinds of diseases present in your family, and see how to change your own destiny and the destiny of your loved ones for the better. See sessions, Mar 27


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Monday, March 27 *** CANCELLED ***

Private Slavic Shamanic Healing Sessions Lilelle Daoin & Ladamira

1-6pm • $150/45min
See lecture and workshop, Mar 26


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Rachel Cooley
Monday, March 27

Call Upon Your Angels
for Guidance and Protection

7:30pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat
Join Rachel Cooley, an Angel Therapy Practitioner certified by Doreen Virtue and a co-author of 365 Days of Angel Prayers, for an evening of learning about the angels and how they can assist you in your life. You will learn how to call upon the angels when you need their help, and you will leave this talk feeling protected, uplifted and confident in calling upon the angels to support you. See workshop, Mar 28, and Readers Page

To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800

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Tuesday, March 28

Healing with the Angels Workshop

7-9pm • $44 thru Mar 27, $55 day of
Join Rachel Cooley for an experiential and healing workshop with the angels. You will learn even more about the angels, as well as the archangels, and the many ways in which they can support you in your life, including in your daily life, relationships, career, health and finances. You will also experience the angels’ and archangels’ deeply healing energy as you relax, restore and revitalize with them during the powerful healing meditation guided by Rachel. See lecture, Mar 27 and Readers Page

To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800

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Brandon Thompson
Wednesday, March 29

Ecstatic Poetry as a Visionary Art

7:30pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat
Brandon Thompson has been moved by the awakening power of words for most of his life. Now a published poet and a Global Faculty member at Sofia University (formerly the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology), Brandon has had the opportunity to study ecstatic poetry through the lens of Persian mystics such as Rumi and Hafiz. He regularly leads ecstatic poetry workshops and retreats all across the country. This evening event will present ecstatic poetry as a visionary art, as Brandon shares what he has learned–and what he has to offer–about the profound, transformative practice of ecstatic poetry. www.BrandonThompsonAuthor.com

To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800

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Robin Lysne
Thursday, March 30

Heart and Soul: Attracting Your Life Partner

7:30pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat
Love doesn’t have to be complicated, but it certainly can be when we come up against old patterns of relating that keep us stuck, fearful and alone. How do we break free from past wounds and see the person before us for who they really are? What are the five things that prevent us from relating in a healthy manner? Robin Lysne offers an opportunity to explore love and discover what makes relationships go wrong and how we can heal them. www.TheCenterForTheSoul.com See workshop, Jan 27, and Readers Page

To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800

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Friday, March 31

Attracting Your Life Partner Workshop

7-9pm • $25 thru Mar 30, $35 day of
How do we overcome the fear of intimacy? How do we attract and keep a great relationship? In this workshop we’ll learn what we can do to create love-attracting meditations, visualizations and rituals that give us positive, supportive relationships, and we’ll explore the five things that prevent us from healthy relating. You will be given tools for healthy relating that support your personal growth and make the path clear to magnetize your life partner. Robin Lysne has been a professional medium and energy medicine practitioner for over 30 years. www.TheCenterForTheSoul.com See lecture, Jan 26, and Readers Page

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