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Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Weathering the Fall


Yes, I did mean that as a multiple-option metaphor, so your
interpretation is fine by me. Mostly, though, I am reflecting on how
reluctant I am to shift into the colder months here in Minnesota. I am
told that our bodies like the variation, yet I feel confident that I
would be content with a little less variation. I have been grateful
for the warmer days of late, particularly the spectacular 62 degree
sunny Sunday we just experienced.

As we shift into higher gear here at Lightsmith, the weeks grow more
full. Besides our ever-expanding calendar of events, we are also
making plans to begin another phase of remodeling. At last, the rather
classic men's room will get some attention. Classic, that is, in a
1960's boys school bathroom without heat kind of way. I know we guys
don't seem to need much in this realm, but having all the toilets
working with some warmth in the space needn't be seen as a luxury.

Making some changes to the larger space upstairs is also coming onto
the radar, so we will have plenty of projects in the coming months.
This would be the time, therefore, when I put on my best Tom Sawyer
face and talk about how much fun we have remodeling the spaces in the
building, and how great it would be to have some help from anyone who
would also like to enjoy this great adventure. Actually, it is
enjoyable for me to do such transformation work with others, so if you
are interested and available to lend a hand for any amount of time, I
would be filled with appreciation. Let me know at, or call 651-224-4451.

And speaking of our busy calendar (wasn't I?), we have three events
that are coming upon us quickly. I always look forward to all of them,
but I am personally excited about the visit from Thomas Jefferson at
the Second Saturday Channeling this coming weekend. I'll be putting up
all the chairs for this one, so please come and fill them.

Back in a few days,


Tuesday, November 6th, 7pm - 9pm
This month's theme: Strengthening Your Core

Our Tuesday Tune-Ups are group sessions facilitated by Michele.
Someone recently asked me if they had to say anything at these
tune-ups. No, you don't. Michele does a check-in with people a couple
times, but it is not necessary to say anything if you'd rather not.
You can just sit and take in the benefits. In these sessions Michele
sets up an energy field that includes all participants and any
concerns that are voiced. She then uses her gifts to tune in to the
field and assist whatever is ready to shift.

Many times we also have a specific theme we are working with, and the
two sessions this month include a focus on strengthening your solar
core. This area of focus is also connected to the message we received
last month from our friends in Spirit about really moving into your
core, knowing who you are, and coming from that place. This Tuesday
Tune-Up will assist with that process.

You can join us in person or by phone. The cost is $30 either way, and
phone participants are able to have personal issues addressed. More
information is at

Thursday, November 9th, 7pm - 9pm

This is always one of my favorite events. It is an evening where you
have an opportunity to open any topic you'd like to explore. Our
friends in Spirit join us for discussion, and the experience is one of
sitting in a room with old friends who share points of view from their
perspective. I always find the dialogue helpful, and am sometimes
surprised at what shows up. Last month the session was on my birthday,
and I received a very nice present.

Open Night Channeling is also a evening when we receive an "update" on
the current times, often with suggestions on where to pay attention in
the weeks ahead. I enjoy being in the mystery of the moment, and
always appreciate the explanations we are offered. It is common for
people with similar interests to show up at these channelings, and
there is often a way that questions are raised in a group that creates
a larger opening for understanding and insight. We never know going in
what will happen, and we're never disappointed at what takes place.

The cost for this event is $30, and no pre-registration is required.
For more information and phone sign-up, please visit

Saturday, November 11, 7pm - 9pm
A visit with Thomas Jefferson

Second Saturday Channelings have become very special evenings to me.
We began the series as soon as the building became usable last fall
following our first stages of remodeling. In January of this year we
learned that the being we knew as Jesus was coming to visit at the
February session. At that time we learned that there was a "line"
forming on the other side of beings who wished to share their story,
often including a process designed to assist some stage of our

This month we will hear from Thomas Jefferson. All of our visitors in
this series have shared with us another piece of the puzzle that is
our transformation during this culmination of an ancient plan of
Creation. Perhaps November is an appropriate month for such a visitor,
given our time of elections and all that surrounds the chaos in our
current system of government. I have no idea what will be presented,
but I am confident that this part of our story will be every bit as
fascinating as what we have learned to date.

As I said at the top, I will be putting up all the chairs. I do hope
you'll join us. The asphalt in our parking lot was recently replaced,
and it is rich and dark with bright, white stripes. I would enjoy
seeing it filled.

The cost for Second Saturday Channelings is $30 at the door. You can
also listen by phone if you wish. The price is different by phone
because it is not interactive, although these sessions don't always
open for questions anyway. You will find more information at We begin at
7:00pm, and do our best to start promptly. If you are coming in
person, we suggest an early arrival so you can check in and get
comfortable before 7.


We'll have more info on additional events in the coming weeks, but I
wanted to let you know that Michele will again be doing her Grid
Workshop on Saturday, December 2nd. For now, you will find details on
our calendar page.


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