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"There is an unseen life that dreams us; it knows our true direction and destiny.
We can trust ourselves more than we realize and we need have no fear of change.
We can risk everything for growth and we will never be disappointed.
We have no need to remain prisoners of the surface.
Within each clay heart is the Spring that never dies - the soul."
~ John O'Donohue

http://www.jodonohue.com/
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You can read more about this in soul_in_flames's journal. This may be your last chance to come to this Circus of the Spirit at its current location. Please come on out, drink in the vibe, and support this community of dancing permission-granting. Here's the details, in Preston's words, plus info on other cool events:

Dear Eight:18 @ Unity supporter:

Things are a bit crazy... 2 weeks ago the Unity board decided
to pull the plug on Eight:18 @ Unity. Your letters to
KeepEight18Alive@yahoo.com seem to have made a bit of a
difference : IF things go well, Eight:18 @ Unity will happen
4 more times, through August 2007. That's it. How does our
Community of Love survive such a seemingly heart-less
bureaucracy? I'm not sure, but Emily and I are doing all we
can. Your letters, prayers, and moral support are very
much appreciated, and are our personal fuel right now  :)

CHANGES EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY :
There will be 5 spaces of activity, not 10.
Everyone needs to pay for a ticket (wristband).
We are 100% accountable for clean-up and damages.
There are many behind the scenes changes too.

Please join us for 4 more Light-blissed Eight:18s at Unity!
Now is the time to bring your friends.
If you have Indian clothes, be sure to wear them May 4th!

Your Eight:18 co-producers,
Preston and Emily Klik
KeepEight18Alive@yahoo.com
www.myspace.com/CircusOfTheSpirit

*please pass this email on to others*
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*fri May 4 "EIGHT:18 @ UNITY - Circus of the Spirit"
(1st friday of *every* month in five spaces)
***This event is in SERIOUS jeopardy.
Go to www.MySpace.com/CircuOfTheSpirit for details.
===(FRIENDSHIP ROOM)===
8-9:30 DRUM CIRCLE by Hazel L'Aura G (shedrums.com) +Ed Mindak
9:30-11 HEALERS & INTUITIVES (Love Offering basis)
===(SANCTUARY)===
8:18-midnight DJ PRESTON KLIK spins life-positive 1-world bodytemple music
(DivaNation.com)
10 DANCE= Meg's Kinetic Dust (Bollywood)
10:05 Dana's BHANGRA GIRL Girl Signing Dance (Bollywood)
10:10 INDIAN BELLYDANCE= Zoh'ra+friends
10:30 KARMA SUTRA featuring Mona Jethmalani
12 midnight CLOSING MEDITATION
===(also during the evening)===
HOSTS = EMILY KLIK +friends
BLACKLIGHT BODY ART = Daina Kopp
DECOR = Ora Uzel
GANESH visits LIVE! = Paula & friends
Party PAINTER= Astara (kalitreeia@sbcglobal.net)
PRAYER CHAPLAIN = Jeff Neal
VJ = projections by Bob Nicholas
YOGA-DANCE WARMUP=
INTUITIVES (throughout the building; Love Offering basis)
~~(angeLynx cards) john sacelli dot com
~~(Tarot) Kat Fitzgerald, Maz Wojciechowska
~~(Crystal Quartz Tarot) Tina Bartocci
~~(oracle) Victoria Brooks
===(SUNSHINE GALLERY)===
FRESH SAMOSAS + SNACKS for sale!
VENDORS = ~~Zoh'ra's Indian Jewelry
~~Henna = Tejal Mehta (hennaChicago dot com)
~~Treasures of Tibet (Jewelry by Tibetan Monks)
~~Amuuse Vacations (www.amuuse dot org)
~~Alchemy Arts (alchemy–arts dot com)
~~Handmade Jewelry by Alexia
~~Sharyl's Starborn Smoothie
~~Rosley's Rocks & Gems (crystalmaster dot com)
~~Infinite Health Group (InfiniteHealthGroup dot com)
~~The Monthly Aspectarian (lightworks dot com)
~~Foundation for Global Harmony (fghchicago dot org)
~~Chicago Holistic Medicine= Robert Wallace
~~Denise Milito & Chris Heisinger (Mosaic Artists)
===(FILLMORE ROOM)===
8-10 HEALERS (Love Offering basis)
10 Subtle Sounds MUSIC CIRCLE = Mark +Bob (make quiet music!)
===(TRANSITIONS BOOKPLACE)===
8-11 Mary (773-338-7323)
8-10 +breaks "Romanian music"= Maz Wojciechowska
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Thanks to THE MONTHLY ASPECTARIAN for their
    on-going generosity re: Eight:18.
Thanks to the SUN TIMES and TIME OUT CHICAGO for their
    full-page articles on Eight:18 - Circus of the Spirit.
Thanks to CONSCIOUS CHOICE for their support.
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Alcohol/smoke-free dance-party in nine simultaneous spaces!
8p-midnight; $10 adults, $8 students, kids under 12 free
(no-one will be turned away for lack of funds);
CircusOfTheSpirit dot org, 773-973-0007; Unity Chicago, 1925 Thome
(1 blk s. of Devon, 1 blk w. of Ridge); LOTS of free parking.
(Produced by Preston & Emily Klik) Co-promoted by The Collective HeartThrob =
Eight:18@Unity, Give Peace A Dance @ Transitions, Sanctuary.
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*sat May 5 THE DEDICATED MEDITATION / cd release. This new event is a
powerful guided/experiential meditation led by Emily & Preston Klik, featuring the
debut of a 7-part musical suite called Dedicated To The One EYE Love. DEDICATED,
created by Eight:18's own DJ Preston Klik, contains recordings of many
talented performers who have graced the stage at Eight:18 inc. Karl Sacksteder
(didj), Tiombe, Alex Duvel and more.
Preston has arranged and mixed this 7-part suite so that it will instantly
enchant your heart, mind, body and spirit, and take you for the consciousness
ride of your life. This musical debut will be preceded and interspersed by a
heart-evoking intention set by Emily Klik, themed around what we call the SEVEN
HEAVENLY SYNS, and designed to open your energy channels to Earth and Universe.
Through the guidance and experience of this meditation, you will achieve a
deeper connection to your Souce, and set a personal intention for your Self.
The Dedicated To The One EYE Love CD will be for sale ($15) at this feature
meditative event, and at June's Eight:18.
*THE DEDICATED MEDITATION  Saturday May 5th, 8pm -10pm
$ 40 for DEDICATED MEDITATION includes CD of DEDICATED
$ 20 - $ 30 sliding donation for DEDICATED MEDITATION only
email EmilyKlik@yahoo.com for details and exact address (about a mile east of
Unity Chicago)
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*tue May 1+8+15 +22 +29 SYNTHESIS healing/contemplation @ SECTION X
(Edgewater) every Tuesday. All are welcome. SYNTHESIS is a combination of Preston &
Emily Klik's gifts. Come explore consciousness with a powerful spiritual - not
religious - inquiry and discussion lead by Preston, with simultaneous hands-on
Cranio Sacral Therapy healing by Emily. Via this process, the pain-body is
de-energized, & the bliss-body is awakened & nurtured. Synthesis' healing &
meditation gently grow your heart & spirit from contraction to expansion, creating
an opportunity for powerful healing that is sustained through one's everyday
life. $5+/- donation; Info = EmilyKlik@yahoo dot com
*8p-9:30ish = Preston and Emily Klik: SYNTHESIS healing/contemplation
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*tue Jun 5 +12 +19 +26 SYNTHESIS healing/contemplation
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   I am delighted to announce that I am now part of the team at Therapeutic Massage and Bodyworks, a massage clinic in downtown Evanston. The atmosphere there is perfect for my type of work, and my colleagues are amazing!
   I believe you will like how this will influence my practice. Everyone at TMB is kind, knowledgeable, and dedicated to giving quality therapeutic massage, so now you can get the type of work I have been providing to you 7 days a week, and in a central location! Generally, my rates and discounts do not apply, but I will honor free massage certificates, and I will be glad to send you $10 off cards to come try it out, if you wish.
   If you want to book an appointment at TMB, call 847-328-3559. I will be there Thursday and Saturday afternoon/early evening, but there is someone there every day of the week.To book an appointment at LotusHands Studio, call 773-251-6757 or email lotushands@gmail.com. I will be there Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday afternoon and evening.
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Current Mood:
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Current Music:
Goran Bregovic - Dreams
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For those that remember the Trance Zen Dance's at Moksha and then at Nature.. they are back again!  This time at Yoga Now.

Saturday April 14th  6:00 pm - 12:00 midnight
TranceZenDance Tribe 

 
TranceZenDance is back!!!!!!  Thanks Travis!!  :)
6 pm - 7pm Raw Food potluck snack/dinner
15 minutes of Yoga, World Unity Visualization, Reiki and
Message, visual projection art, Tribal Trance World House Music
- Barefoot Ecstatic Dance -
No indoor smoking, no alcohol, NO SHOES!
$10 suggested donation.  Proceeds benefit: The Light Party,
www.lightparty.com
Yoga Now 742 N. LaSalle, Suite 201 Chicago, IL 60610
Questions call Travis 206-384-1722
www.tzdtribe.com
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Learn Breema® Bodywork in a Workshop-Retreat format to nurture and renew yourself as well as to learn practical tools for maintaining health, harmony and balance in everyday life.  Then return to your regular activities refreshed, with more energy, harmony, and a new outlook.

Led by certified Breema instructors Linda Hedquist and Carol Patterson, this Breema Workshop-Retreat will offer a two-day immersion into the health-enhancing, deeply rejuvenating, and profoundly accepting Breema atmosphere.

Breema's uniquely non-judgmental approach nurtures as it enlivens.  Breema releases tension while creating a new relationship between mind and body that allows the body, mind and feelings to come into balance thereby transforming our relationship to our bodies and to all of life.

Who: Anyone interested in being more present in their life. Especially bodyworkers, dancers, meditators, musicians, martial arts and yoga practitioners.

Free introductory class and demonstration on Friday the 23rd 6:30pm-9:00pm

Location: Thai Bodywork School - 537 Custer Evanston
(just west of South St. El stop)

Price:
$175 if registered before 1/31/07and $200 after 1/31

Also, Linda and Carol will be in Chicago early on Friday and will be available for Private Breema Bodywork sessions on Friday the 23rd from 9am-2pm at Laura Rose's Lakeview massage office

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Current Music:
Axiom Of Choice - Elixir
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See the Chicago Sun Times article about this event here.
I will be doing 20-minute massage sessions on a love offering basis in the Filmore Room from 9 to 10:20.

*fri Feb 2 "EIGHT:18 @ UNITY - Circus of the Spirit"

(1st friday of *every* month in TEN spaces!)

===(CHILLOUT ROOM)===

(Chaka's 2nd anniversary!!!)

8-11:30 DJ Numinous Radio +projections

9:30 = LIVE! Deep Blue Field (DJ, cello & violin)

11 SYNVOCATION = Preston Klik

===(SANCTUARY)===

8:18-midnight DJ PRESTON KLIK spins life-positive 1-world body-temple

music (DivaNation.com)

10 = The Sword Play of TC3 (www.taichicenter-chicago dot com)

10:05 BELLYDANCE = Veil In Bloom (Carolina Granger)

11-11:15 = DJ BLUEBERRY DELIGHT

12 midnight CLOSING MEDITATION

===(also during the evening)===

HOSTS = EMILY KLIK +Tom +Michael +Ro

BLACKLIGHT BODY ART = Daina Kopp

DECOR = Ora Uzel

VJ = projections by Bob Nicholas

TAI CHI-DANCE WARMUP = Tim Wang

INTUITIVES (throughout the building; Love Offering basis)

~~(Russian Gypsy) Maz Wojciechowska

~~(angeLynx cards) john sacelli dot com

~~(Tarot) Kat Fitzgerald

~~(Oracle) Victoria Brooks

~~(Crystal Quartz Tarot) Tina

===(FRIENDSHIP ROOM)===

8-9:30 DRUM CIRCLE by Hazel L'Aura G (shedrums.com) +Ed Mindak

9:30-11 HEALERS & INTUITIVES (Love Offering basis)

===(BOARD +FILLMORE ROOMS)===

HEALERS (Love Offering basis)

~~(Quantum Touch) Irma Deniz

~~(Yuen Method) Nan Actipes

~~(Massage) Richard Dempsey, Glenda Janssen

~~(Energy Healing) Azula Blue, Lillian Nishimura, Laurel Paffhouse, Yohan
Yohan

~~(Breema) Laura Rose Boyle

~~(Reiki) by Paul DiGuida

===(PEACE ROOM)===

8:30-9 SUFI STORIES

9-9:50 ZHIKR = Cherie Bianco (purepeace dot com)

10 Louise Cloutier "Sound Healing"

===(ACOUSTIC ARTS)===

9:15-9:45 = Jia Khechari's singing bowl concert

10 Subtle Sounds MUSIC CIRCLE = Mark +Bob (make quiet music!)

===(SUNSHINE GALLERY)===

FRESH SAMOSAS + SNACKS for sale!

HENNA BODY ART = Tejal Mehta (hennaChicago dot com)

VENDORS = ~~Tan I Am & Arbonne Int'l

~~Vedic Healing by Madhavi Rathod (vedichealing dot com)

~~Warm Spirit Essentials (health +fitness products)

~~Chicago Holistic Medicine, Robert Wallace

~~Foundation for Global Harmony (fghchicago dot org)

~~Heart Rhythm Meditation (appliedmeditation dot org)

~~Quantum Alliance (QuantumBiofeedbackHealing dot com)

~~School of Metaphysics (dreamschool dot org)

~~This&OtherWorldly Expeditions - photography

~~The Monthly Aspectarian (lightworks dot com)

~~The Rhythm Within (TheRhythmWithin dot com)

~~Candle Creations

===(UNI-TEENS ROOM)===

8-12 PRAYER CHAPLAIN = Jeff Neal

===(TRANSITIONS BOOKPLACE)===

8-11 (773-338-7323)

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Thanks to THE MONTHLY ASPECTARIAN for their

    on-going generosity re: Eight:18.

Thanks to TIME OUT CHICAGO for their full-page

    article on Eight:18 - Circus of the Spirit.

Thanks to CONSCIOUS CHOICE for their support.

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Alcohol/smoke-free dance-party in nine simultaneous spaces!

8p-midnight; $10 adults, $8 students, kids under 12 free

(no-one will be turned away for lack of funds);

CircusOfTheSpirit dot org, 773-973-0007; Unity Chicago, 1925 Thome

(1 blk s. of Devon, 1 blk w. of Ridge); LOTS of free parking.

(Produced by Preston & Emily Klik) Co-promoted by The Collective

HeartThrob = Eight:18@Unity, Give Peace A Dance @ Transitions, Sanctuary.
Current Mood:
excited excited
Current Music:
Calexico - Service And Repair
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http://www.nutritiondata.com/
Gosh, this is a great website!
First of all, it allows you to look at the foods you eat in detail (for example you can exactly break down all the nutrients in your brown rice). That in itself is great. But it also allows you to save those foods in your "pantry" and then combining them, so that you can see how any one receipt stacks up. To me, one of the most interesting things is to look at how complete a dish or meal is. And, again, ND allows you to look at that in a graph, in a percentage, and as a full breakdown. It's genius!
Doing this, I am finding out that my intake of saturated fat is way to high. Who would have thunk! I always thought that I did pretty good on that, and that my main sin was carbs! Anyway, this website is an awesome help in finding balanced foods, which I think is still the most important thing to live healthy. And, yes, I hope my quest for better food will also lead me to lose some weight.
Though I love the way I look, I have been steadily gaining weight since I moved to the U.S. (a more sedentary lifestyle and a richer diet will do that). I went from about 130lbs to 157lbs in only 5 years. If I keep this up, I will become fat and unhealthy, so it is time to put on the brakes.
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I will not be able to make it because of prior commitments, but this comes highly recommended.

Ancient Words, Modern Grooves
Join us as we sing to the Divine Within.
 
Kirtan is ecstatic call and response singing with live instruments. A joyful way to connect with Spirit

 
Saturday, January 27. 7pm
at the
Sandbox Sanctuary
3858 N. Leavitt #3
led by Niema
No experience is necessary for this improvised aural feast, though you are encouraged to bring your instruments and jam along.
$10 donation.

 
"One of the world's oldest Sacred music traditions, the Kirtan call-and-response chanting calls upon sacred energies which serve to quiet the mind, remove obstacles, and bring us back to the center of our being. This music is to get us out our heads and into our hearts." - Ragani
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"If you have spiritual treasures in your heart, put them into practice now. Or they will rot away."

Paulo Coelho

And a Happy, Happy Birthday to mtpati!

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Current Music:
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Another Day Full of Bread
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