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LUNAR ECLIPSE

Eclipses are rare, exciting events in the solar system.

On August 28 there will be a spectacular sight in the sky, with the Lunar Eclipse of the moon. 2007 is unique for having two lunar eclipse events visible in North America. The first lunar eclipse of 2007 was on March 3. Prior to that, the last lunar eclipse was on October 28, 2004.

Total eclipses are spectacular sights. It is worth your time to make time to be outside to witness this breathtaking natural phenomena as it occurs in the heavens.

The total lunar eclipse occurs during a full Moon, when the Moon is obscured from the sun by the earth. The lunar eclipses will be visible by the naked eye, but a telescope will afford a better view of this rare event..

As the moon passes behind the earth, it will change colors. Every lunar eclipse has a different appearance, because of different atmospheric conditions. During the eclipse, the moon may change in color from gray to orange and even bright red.

There are two main categories of eclipses: solar and lunar. In addition there are full and partial eclipses. The elipses have a path, so not all eclipses can be seen by everybody in the world.

Total lunar eclipse occurs when the moon travels into the umbra of the earth and is obscured from the sun.

Lunar eclipse’s differ from solar eclipses in that they are safe to watch.

A Lunar Eclipse occurs only during a full moon. The moon passes through some portion of the earth’s shadow. Lunar eclipses take place in the nighttime sky. During a total lunar eclipse, the Earth blocks the light of the Sun from reaching the Moon. The Total Lunar Eclipse is interesting and beautiful because of the filtering and refracting effect the the Earth’s atmosphere. Every Lunar Eclipse has a different appearance, depending on the amount of dust and clouds in the atmosphere.

Unlike Solar eclipses, lunar events are completely safe to watch. When observing solar eclipses, protective filters must be used to protect the eyes. Lunar eclipses do not require any protective gear. You don’t need a telescope to see the lunar eclipse, but it will add to the enjoyment of the event. A telescope will allow you to get a better view of the moon and the craters on the moon.

Lunar eclipses are rare events, so it is a good idea to see them when you can.

The total lunar eclipse on August 28 will be visible from all of North America, but the best views will be in the west. Only observers west of the Rocky Mountain Range, including Alaska, will be treated to seeing the entire eclipse. All phases of the eclipse will also be visible from the islands of the Pacific Ocean, New Zealand and eastern Australia. Various stages of the eclipse will be in progress at moonrise in eastern Asia. The eclipse will not be visible from Europe, Africa and western Asia.

On September 17 the partial solar eclipse will be visible from South America, Antarctica and the South Atlantic.

Following are the eclipses of the next few years, from the NASA website.

Total Lunar Eclipse: The moon travels completely into the Earth’s umbra and is obscured from the.sun: August 28, 2007; February 21, 2008; July 22, 2009

Partial Lunar Eclipse: The moon travels partially into the earth’s umbra and is obscured from the sun” December 31, 2009; December 21, 2010

Total Solar Eclipse: The umbra of the moon’s shadow touches a region on the earth’s surface. The surface of the sun is completely blocked by the moon. August 1, 2008; July 22, 2009, July 11, 2010

Annular Solar Eclipse: February 7, 2008; January 26, 2009; January 15, 2010

Partial Solar Eclipse: Penumbra of the moon’s shadow passes over a region on the surface of the earth. The sun is partially blocked by the moon. September 11, 2007;

Resources:

sunearth.gsfc.nasa.gov
Lunar Eclipse March 3, 2007, fergc, xtock_xchange
Lunar Eclipse March 3, 2007

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beautiful reminder email from NIA teacher

below is a wonderful email I received from my NIA teacher…
something I think everyone should try
at least once in their lives…its
inspiring!!!

HI everyone,

Today’s tidbit it about awareness. There have been two articles recently written about Nia and I have had many new students coming to class from them. I am reminded about the process of learning Nia and find it’s a great opportunity for everyone to return to the basics of NIa. The two most important things about Nia are JOY as an energy to connect with each class and sustain, as well as awareness. Let’s explore awareness and how this tool is used in NIa. Awareness is a tool used that supports conditioning. Conditioning being healing the body and finding pleasure in movement,both fitness and passion about life. Awareness effects not just the body, but the mind, emotions, and spirit. It is recognizing information and acknowledging something is happening. We can be mind aware of our thoughts, emotional aware which is aware of feelings, or spirit aware which is aware of something unique to the self. The spirit aware is often accompanied by a deep inner appreciation. In the physical body, the sensation most frequently felt is pain. Pain is a signal to change what your doing, so the pain diminishes or stops. Awareness can be placed in any part of your life. It is a tool for you to call on and consciously use. For instance, noticing the position of toes during class. Also noticing tone of voice as you communicate during the day. Awareness is paying attention to detail. It can be something happening in any realm. There are many ways it’s used in class, like using the eyes to move the head. Awareness is a way to function along the path of the body. Aware of your breath ( less tangible) would access the movement form of Feldenkrais. The fact is that you can access sensation at any moment. Take a moment now and notice your belly movement or sensation as you breath. Stopping long enough to feel sensation is bringing meditation in to your life. There are many studies backing up how meditation improves health. Recognizing sensation in the body keeps you body centered and out of your head. Often in class I say “do it your body’s way”, this is the reminder to become aware of what your doing, how you do what you do. Though we may all do a heal lead step, we are all encouraged to notice our unique way of doing it. Can you be aware of how you do what you do. So aware that what you become motivated by is seeking pleasure over pain. By following pleasure and using awareness what you do is eventually more functional. As a new student, connecting to the sensation of flow is a great place to place your attention. Seeking the sensation of the whole body connected. It is felt by feeling movement from one joint to another. For example, movement might start in your right foot and then move up and out through the body in different ways. Sometimes the flow is linear, or circular or spiral. Notice the flow and notice where the communication is broken or not. Not judging this as good or bad, but noticing. It’s like connecting the dots through the joints of the body. For instance, Wagging the tail in class activates flow through the spine. Where in your body do you feel the movement flow?

In JOY everyone,
Kelly


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Guidance

Dancing With God

When I meditated on the word Guidance,

I kept seeing “dance” at the end of the word.

I remember reading that doing God’s will is a lot like dancing.

When two people try to lead, nothing feels right.

The movement doesn’t flow with the music,

and everything is quite uncomfortable and jerky.

When one person realizes that, and lets the other lead,

both bodies begin to flow with the music.

One gives gentle cues, perhaps with a nudge to the back

or by pressing Lightly in one direction or another.

It’s as if two become one body, moving beautifully.

The dance takes surrender, willingness,

and attentiveness from one person

and gentle guidance and skill from the other.

My eyes drew back to the word Guidance.

When I saw “G”: I thought of God, followed by “u” and “i”.

“God, “u” and “i” dance.”

God, you, and I dance.

As I lowered my head, I became willing to trust

that I would get guidance about my life.

Once again, I became willing to let God lead.

My prayer for you today is that God’s blessings

and mercies are upon you on this day and everyday.

May you abide in God, as God abides in you.

Dance together with God, trusting God to lead

and to guide you through each season of your life.

This prayer is powerful and there is nothing attached.

If God has done anything for you in your life,

please share this message with someone else.

There is no cost but a lot of rewards;

so let’s continue to pray for one another.

And I Hope You Dance !

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We have many treatments to choose from and always make your batch to order so it will arrive fresh and full of energy. If you do not see the treatment you are looking for in our list of blends/synergies below just email us and we’ll do our best to create one just for you.
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Abundance
Aches & Pains
Alertness
Angel Blends
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Anti-Bacterial
Anxiety
Aphrodisiac
Arthritis
Awaken
Awareness
Balance
Be Here Now/ Present Time
Bliss
Breath Of Life Or Breathe Right
Burn-Out
Calming – Relaxing
Carpe Diem/ Seize The Day
Centeredness
Cellulite Buster
Citrus Breeze
Chronic Fatigue
Clarity
Cleanse
Cold & Flu
Communication (Relaxed)
Compassion
Courage
Creativity (Brain Power)
Dandruff
Daydream
Depression (Non Sedative Blend)
Depression (Sedative Blend )
DETOX
Dreamcatcher
Dreams
Earth
Eczema / Psoriasis
Emotional Healing
Enchantment
Energy Plus
Exhaustion
Exotic
Faith
Fear
Feminine Balance
Fight-A-Flu
Finding Joy
Focus
Forgiveness
Forest Blend
Friendship
Gathering
Grief
Grounding
Guilt From The Past
Happiness
Harmony
Headache/Migraine Relief
Healing
Home Blessing
Hope
Humility
Impatience
Indecision
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Insight
Insomnia
Inspiration
Intention
Invigorate
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Laughter
Letting Go
Loneliness
Loss Of Appetite
Love
Luck
Luxury
Massage Blends (for any type)
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Migraine /Headache Relief
Mind Focus Blend Or Study-time
Mother Nature
Moving On
Muscle Therapy
Nervous Tension
Opening
Pain Relief/PainAway
Passion
Past/Present/Future
Peace
Peace&Calm
Peaceful Sleep
Peace of Mind
Perception
PMS
Prayer
Present Time/ Be Here Now
Problem Solving
Prosperity
Purification
Quiet-time
Rebalancing
Recharging
Relaxation
Release
RENEW
Revitalizing
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Sadness
Scar Blend
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Stress Relief
Success
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Uplifting

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Nature and Aromatherapy Quotes

In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.
Aristotle

If one way be better than another, that you may be sure is nature’s way.
Aristotle

Nature does nothing uselessly.
Aristotle

It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.

Ansel Adams

Just living is not enough… One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.
Hans Christian Anderson

To cherish what remains of the Earth and to foster its renewal is our only legitimate hope of survival.
Wendell Berry

“Nothing is more memorable than a smell. One scent can be unexpected, momentary and fleeting, yet conjure up a childhood summer beside a lake in the mountains. Diane Ackerman

Hit a tripwire of smell and memories explode all at once. A complex vision leaps out of the undergrowth.
Diane Ackerman

The groves were God’s first temples.
William C. Bryant

Earth laughs in flowers.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life’s pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.
Joseph Addison

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
Albert Einstein

Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
Kahlil Gibran

The poetry of the earth is never dead.
John Keats

I am two with nature.
Woody Allen

*77 Cell Phone Feature

TOO BAD CELL PHONES DO NOT PROVIDE

THIS INFORMATION. PLEASE REMEMBER THIS,

WE’VE ALL HEARD HORROR STORIES….WITH

THIS INFO – THEY NEED NOT HAVE HAPPENED.

YOU MUST KNOW *77

I knew about the red light on cars, but not the *77. It was about 1:00 p.m.
in the afternoon, and Lauren was driving to visit a friend. An UNMARKED
police car pulled up behind her and put his lights on. Lauren’s parents have
always told her never to pull over for an unmarked car on the side of the
road, but rather to wait until they get to a gas station, etc.

Lauren had actually listened to her parents advice, and promptly called *77
on her cell phone to tell the police dispatcher that she would not pull over
right away. She proceeded to tell the dispatcher that there was an unmarked
police car with a flashing red light on his rooftop behind her. The
dispatcher checked to see if there were police cars where she was and there
weren’t, and he told her to keep driving, remain calm and that he had back
up already on the way.

Ten minutes later 4 cop cars surrounded her and the unmarked car behind her.
One policeman went to her side and the others surrounded the car behind.
They pulled the guy from the car and tackled him to the ground. The man was
a convicted rapist and wanted for other crimes.

I never knew about the *77 Cell Phone Feature, but especially for a woman
alone in a car, you should not pull over for an unmarked car. Apparently
police have to respect your right to keep going to a safe & quiet place.
You obviously need to make some signals that you acknowledge them (i.e. put
on your hazard lights) or call *77 like Lauren did.

*Speaking to a service representative at **Bell** Mobility confirmed that
*77 was a direct link to state trooper info. So, now it’s your turn to let
your friends know about *77.

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