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April 2013

Bewitching words of Wisdom: Marianne Williamson


"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?


Actually, who are you not to be?


You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."


Excerpted from A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of a Course in Miracles,

by Marianne Williamson.


Stirring the Senses ~ Spring Clean/sing!


Finally! I don't know about you but I'm just so grateful to see the sun again! Everywhere I look there are the signs.. Buds poking out on the trees, birds busy building their nests and flowers are popping up everywhere . Here are a few that I saw on my walk last night!

Kitchen Apothecary ~ Spring is Stirring

Don't forget that Spring is a great time for a cleanse. It doesn't have to be anything too harsh, just a lightening up of sorts ... A movement towards lighter, fresher foods. Wild greens like ramps, dandelions, violet leaves,chickweed, purslane and nettles are everywhere and they'll make a wonderfully cooling and tonic salad that you can dress simply with a bit of goat cheese, a sprinkle of pink Himalayan salt ,olive oil and lemon. If you want to go for something a little more potent  why don't you try juicing these same greens. Add some parsley, some swiss chard or spinach and for a touch of sweetness an apple or two. This is a cooling and refreshing juice that you can start the morning with that will rev up your system and get it feeling fun and frolicsome for the warm days ahead.

I love to add a tablespoon of pure French green clay to my juice in the morning to really draw the impurites from my system. This ancient secret, that of using edible clays as internal drawing salves is my "go to" remedy to suggest when one of my clients is suffering from from chronic constipation or indigestion. It also helps to cleanse the skin, because beautiful skin does start from within. I've suggested this to many a client who was suffering from chronic acne , eczema and rosacea. The first time that I tried it, I broke out with acne but within a week it subsided and I noticed healing beginning to happen all over my skin.   Of course if you try this yourself and notice a new rash or any burning, itching or anything that would seem like an allergic reaction you should discontinue using it immediately.  

Green teas, iced and sparkling with additions of fresh citrus fruits, berries, cucumber slices and herbs like basil, sage and mint are a wonderful aid for cleansing a system that's just a bit sluggish from the denser foods of winter. Adding a touch of raw honey during the cooling process will give you just enough sweetness and a lovely constant energy. You can use maple syrup too, a flavor which is absolutely delicious blended into tea and is very healthy on it's own , providing huge quantities of polyphenols to calm inflammation  and lots of antixidents to boost the immune system!

Spring is a very good time if you are so inclined to begin a plant based diet. I personally adhere fairly strictly to a diet of fruits, grains and greens and I eat seafood, raw milk cheese and some eggs as much of it from organic traceable sources as possible.  I can't stress enough the difference this makes to my moods, my body  and my worldview. I can't stress enough just how important it is to really  understand where your food is coming from. Corporations like Monsanto and Dow Chemical are doing their very best to keep our food supplies hostage by buying up plant patents and continuing to contaminate our foods, fields and waterways with Round-up and other dangerous herbicides. Factory farmed meat, chicken and fish are full of antibiotics and growth hormones, to say nothing of the absolute cruelty with which they are treated. If you are going to eat flesh foods, please make sure that they come from fully traceable sources. Truthfully? Our planet is depending upon it. 

Eating clean will help you feel lighter and feel better....I promise! Could one conversation change your life?  Drop me a line at beth.gehring@stirringthesenses.com and lets find out!

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Love Letters from Lotus Lodge: I Am Asking



    Would you believe with all the disturbance going on in our country and our world today - that you , I and so many others can make a powerful difference?  God has given America to be Free! Today I am Asking for Volunteers - to daily take a few minutes and charge our beloved America with the Immortal Flame of the Cosmic Christ's victory whose Love now blazes its fire everywhere within our borders so that all of  America's people awaken and enter it's heart,claiming their own, and holding in Freedom the authority of our great nation and the Victory of the Cosmic Christ and the Love of the Everlasting Command of God's Eternal Perfection!


    Let us make a difference - never give up!   The God Presence within you can see and feel complete perfection for Our America! Ask the God Presence within you and around you to clear the Atmosphere of all of the misused energy that we've put into national affairs and allowing for the the greatness of Human Creation to fill up our nation with so much Light- there can be no darkness - let the Sunshine of your own "Beloved I am Presence",shine through all over this beloved land regardless of the shadows that seem to have gathered all throughout the country! 

Let's look at it this way!  Really there is no difference between a National House cleaning and your own  personal housecleaning!  It's much the same except that you alone clean your home - Now I am asking for all of us together to help inspire America - the powerful Home of all who dare to create. I am asking you to move everything around, banish the negative, create beautiful new ideas and feelings. If we allow for the  energy of Good God Ideas to flourish within ; with all of us visualizing Our Country; our beloved Nation will emerge from this confusion cleaned, purified and beautiful!  What a difference we will make  if we work together!

 My Beloved "I am Temple of Radiant Lights" is a sanctuary and an altar of Peace and Love!  I always affirm that  "no one come on the property with negative intent - and only bring positive thoughts and feeling.  Since 1974 I've shared with friends and clients Divine Love, Illumination and God's Power - So today I am asking that this sanctuary stay a focus of strength and power and that it continue to be the strength of the Light of Encouragement to all that come in contact with it and wherever I go - Here's my Prayer.    



 I ask in Love for the dispensation of Mercy and forgiveness to permit the purifying of our nation and it's people to the point where at least  two thirds of the current discord can be cunsumed! I am inspired to request this once a day for the Freedom of Our Nation!    

 I Am the Law of the Violet Consuming Flame!  "Christ in Action ruling wherever "IAm" then as the Violet Flame rushes ahead of each of us, we purify and set things into Divine Order!  Beloved God , please charge our collective "I Am Presence" to forbid discord to exist!  In this way we can receive the perfect Country filled with Light, Which was God's intention for America always!


   Your  I Am Presence is God of the Universe in Action!


    I Am Love,


LaWanna Rine may be reached  at 330-878-7379. She is available for speaking engagements and healing workshops.

Love Letters from Lotus Lodge: The Gift of a Lifetime



Alex Gehring and LaWanna Rine on her 87th Birthday

     When I became aware of two little words they changed my life.  I found by using the two words I could create a new Universe within me and around me.  So I started playing with them as Love Words!  As I played with them my world changed.  I removed myself from a hospital death bed to creating "The I Am Temple of Radiant Light", and "Lotus Lodge Health Retreat." 

       I was told if I spent 5 minutes in the sun it would kill me.  I spent from May through to October tearing a barn down to get the timber, beams and stones and haul them to my Holy Land.  By October I had taken all my vacation in the sun.  I was healed!  That was in 1972-1974 creating a place for people to come to get healthy.

     The secret was and is the third word after the two - I Am Love - always using a positive word with I Am.  I have created paradise - I Am living the Golden age 6-22- 1912.  I Am free to be who I came to earth to be. 

                           I Am Divine Love and Light.

                                   LaWanna Rine

LaWanna can be reached for workshops and lectures at 330-878-7379

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