March/April 2008 NW Newsmakers
Body Mind Spirit Expos Online
Body Mind Spirit Expo (BMSE) has expanded online, offering a new interactive website at www.bmse.net.
The new site features Spirit Side Magazine, which can be read online as well as through a free email subscription. The magazine features articles from spiritual visionaries and holistic practitioners nationwide. Like to shop online? Keep an eye out for BMSE's new online store, which opens in April.
At the new website you can also find out about upcoming expos near you. Plan your day by printing out the free lecture schedule and exhibitor list, plus find out about special coupons.
Want to experience BMSE live?
Go to the expo in Seattle on March 29-30 at the Seattle Center Fisher Pavilion. BMSE returns to Portland on April 19-20 at the Oregon Convention Center. Expo hours for both events are Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Weekend admission is $12 (check out the special $2 off coupon at www.bmse.net).
Spokane Holistic Festival
If you're looking for organic and natural products, remedies for pain relief or inspiration, check out the Spokane Holistic Festival on March 30 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The event offers 45 booths, featuring healers, readers, naturopath, chiropractic, hypnotherapy, books, clothing and more. Take a moment to go within at the labyrinth walk from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The labyrinth symbolizes the inner pilgrimage to embracing your true self.
The festival is located at CenterPlace at Mirabeau Point Park. General admission is $6, and $4 for students and seniors. Visit www.holisticfestivals.com.
Worldwide Prophecy of Love Day
On Christmas Eve 2007, Jonathon Shalomar was taking a shower when he suddenly felt a rush of tremendous golden-white light flood through him. Then, he says, through his inner heart he heard several voices in unison say, "The day of the fulfillment of the prophecy given long ago draws nigh. We would ask you to be the messenger for this day, which shall be called the prophecy of love day, in your time and calendar July 13, 2008."
This divine message led to the creation of the Worldwide Prophecy of Love Day, where for 24 hours on July 13, people all around the world are asked to commune at different sacred places, including simple quiet spots in nature, to allow the energies of unconditional love to flood their being. Rather than projecting this energy outward, participants are asked to hold this unconditional love within. Shalomar believes that if one million people feel this love, then balance and harmony will be felt in the world.
As a part of the worldwide meditation, Shalomar presents Prophecy, New Science and The Days to Come, a three-day conference on July 11-13 featuring well-known spiritual speakers, including Alimine, Aluna Joy and Anodea Judith.
Mount Shasta in Northern California is the focal point for the event. "I believe that Mount Shasta was chosen because it is the heart center of the crown chakra on this planet," says Shalomar.
Six Obstacles to Wellness
Dr. Pat Dougherty, a chiropractor at A Quality Life Health Center in Spokane, has created a unique test to identify the obstacles to good health. The good news is that there are only six interferences to wellness. When you identify what's affecting your health, Dr. Dougherty can then set you on the path to wholeness.
The six interferences to wellness are:
- Structural interference: subluxation, cranial faults, damaged muscles, lack of motion in organs, brain imbalances.
- Electrical pollution.
- Emotional stress trapped in the body.
- Nutritional deficiency.
- Allergies and sensitivities.
- Toxicity levels.
"When the six interferences to wellness are corrected, I find that most patients are able to become healthier, no matter their diagnosed health challenge. The best news is they get healthier without drugs and surgery," says Dr. Dougherty.