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July 1, 2011 - Vol 2, Issue 7
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Dear Reader,
Las Vegas Life Coach, Reiki, Past Life Regression, & Hypnotherapy
Thank you for continuing to be a part of our amazing family. Heather and I love to stay in contact with all of our amazing clients and friends, and this is the best way to make that happen.

In this issue, we'll be learning more about Pack Mentality as well as exercises to see through the eyes of a child.

July 23rd, we're continuing our Demystifying Mysticism Classes with Aura Reading For Everyone, A Full Day, Intensive Workshop. For those who were at our last Mixer, we gave a taste of what Aura Reading is all about. July 23rd, we'll explore this in more depth and detail with plenty of hands on (or should we say Mind's On) exercises.

Other classes to keep your eyes peeled for include:

Events Calendar

A special thank you to everyone who makes each and every one of our mixers such an amazing experience! We're back in Vegas this whole month, actually most of the summer. We've learned a lot of Cranio-Sacral Therapy that we're continuing to apply to our sessions, and we head out again for more training in September. San Francisco Here We Come... again. We look forward to seeing those of you who can attend our next Metaphysical Mixer Sunday, July 31st at 5PM.

We now have most of our Essential Oils available online, or for purchase in person in Las Vegas. We also have Incense including the Famous Satya Sai Baba Nag Champa & Super Hit, more oils and stones including Celestite Clusters ranging in price from $20 - $40, and a fill your own stone bag for $5.00. High Vibrating Tibetan Quartz Double Terminated & AA+ Quality $7 - $12, Laser Quartz $5, & Quartz Points $3 - $10.

Check out some of our Essential Oil selections available:
Sun's Eye Gemscents
Bloodstone Gemscents Essential Oil  |  Clear Quartz Gemscents Essential Oil  |  Lapis Lazuli Gemscents Essential Oil  |  Moonstone Gemscents Essential Oil  |  Rose Quartz Gemscents Essential Oil  |  Tiger's Eye Gemscents Essential Oil
Sun's Eye Mystic Blends
Psychic Power Essential Oil  |  Spirit Guide Essential Oil  |  Vision Quest Essential Oil  |  Garden Of Delight Essential Oil  |  Money Drawing Essential Oil
Sun's Eye Specialty Oils
Dragon's Blood Essential Oil

Also, we still have plenty of other goodies available: California White Sage Smudge Sticks or Loose Sage! White Sage Smudge Sticks $5.00 Loose Sage $5.00

Don't forget about our stronger, deep meditation stones such as Sardonyx ($3) (stone of improved perception), Banded Amethyst ($3) (stone of protection & awareness), Moonstone ($3) (stone of new beginnings), Green Jade ($3) (stone of serenity), Prehnite * ($3) (stone to heal the healer *AKA the Holy Crap Stone!!! See Past Issues), Lepidolite ($3) (stone of transition), Bloodstone ($2) (courage in transformation), as well as a massive supply of Essential Oils ($10 1/2 Oz), ceramic oil burners ($5.00), and more for sale. Check them out next time you come in.

A reminder that we will be having our next mixer Sunday, July 31st at 5PM.

We hope to inspire and uplift you as we share tips, thoughts and information as well as things we've learned along our own path.

Stones, Oils & Herbs

Red Garnet
Gemstone Bracelet
Stone Of Primal Connection

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Red Garnet represents love. Attuned to the heart energy, it revitalizes feelings and enhances sexuality.

Red Garnet controls anger, especially toward the self.

Red Garnet is a powerfully energizing and regenerating stone. It cleanses and reenergizes the chakras. It revitalizes, purifies, and balances energy, bringing serenity or passion as appropriate. It is said to be able to warn of approaching danger and was long carried as a protective talisman.

Red Garnet inspires love and devotion. It balances the sex drive and alleviates emotional disharmony. Red Garnet in particular stimulates the controlled rise of the kundalini energy and aids sexual potency. This is a stone of commitment.

Red Garnet is a useful crystal to have in a crisis. It is particularly helpful in situations where there seems to be no way out or where life has fragmented or is traumatic. It fortifies, activates, and strengthens the survival instinct, bringing courage and hope into seemingly hopeless situations.

Red Garnet has a strong link with the pituitary gland and can stimulate expanded awareness and past-life recall.

Red Garnet activates other crystals, amplifying their effect. It clears negative chakra energy.

Psychologically, Red Garnet sharpens your perceptions of yourself and other people. It dissolves ingrained behavior patterns that are no longer serving you and bypasses resistance or self-induced unconscious sabotage.

Mentally, Red Garnet helps you to let go of useless or old or obsolete ideas.

Emotionally, Red Garnet removes inhibitions and taboos. It opens up the heart and bestows self-confidence.

Meditations, Incantations & Intentions

Las Vegas, Eyes Of A Child, Seeing Clearly, How well do you see

Eyes of a Child

Seeing Clearly

In life, we sometimes misunderstand the actions or reactions of those around us. As adults, we tend to take more things personally than we really need to. A child is more capable of letting things roll of their shoulders. Why might this be?

As adults, we have a whole encyclopedia of events from our past that we pull from. This shows us that we can easily be caught in past reactions to present situations. When we recognize our reactions and where they come from, we can more easily put them in perspective.

Exercise Your Eyes

We don't have much control over our surroundings, other people, or their actions or reactions. We do; however, have control over our own perspective and reaction.

By shifting how you see something, you can shift your reaction.

Take a moment and imagine a situation that affected you adversely, something that you've taken personally.

Now imagine that same situation as a child. Are you reacting to the current situation, or are you responding to something or someone from earlier in life?

Then imagine everyone around you as a child.

Imagine where their reactions are coming from. Are they responding to the current situation, or are they responding to something or someone from their past?

Could be that as a child they weren't validated or loved, so they're seeking that validation or love. Maybe they learned as a child that acting out was a way to get attention, and they continue those patterns not even aware that they're trying to fix something from their childhood.

This helps you to put the situation into perspective and not take things personally.

Ask Questions

How many times have we found ourselves responding in a way that doesn't quite fit a present situation, most times not even understanding why?

Have you ever asked yourself, why did I react that way? What someone did or said we took out of context. Ask yourself, who or what am I reacting to? Does it fit this person or situation, or could it be something I've held on to from the past that someone's triggering?

When we have an emotional reaction to a situation, that means something unresolved is being triggered. Instead of taking it out on the people around us, take a look back at why you're reacting. What fear does it bring to the surface? By asking ourselves what we're afraid of, we can more quickly resolve the trigger itself, instead of automatically reacting like we always do to a certain trigger. Resolve the root issue, and you'll find yourself reacting differently to the same situations that have triggered you in the past. Fix the trigger, you fix the response.


David Caren & Heather Rodriguez

Las Vegas, NV
July 1, 2011

Satoris & Kenshōs
Satori: A Japanese term for sudden intuitive enlightenment or spiritual awareness; an epiphany leading to deep spiritual experience.

Seeing one's true nature or self, illuminating experiences escalating from briefer glimpses into the nature of mind, building to expansion and enlightenment.

Pack Mentality, Psychology of Pack Animals, Becoming Alpha, Las Vegas
De-mystifying Mysticism
Pack Mentality
Alpha or Omega?

(An excerpt from the upcoming book De-mystifying Mysticism )

Are you a leader, a lieutenant, a follower, or a runt? Let's take a look for a moment at what pack mentality is.

Background of Pack Mentality

Pack mentality is that often subconscious impulsive drive to fit in with people around us. Whether that be with family, friends, coworkers, or any other group.

As social pack animals, humans have evolved quite rapidly. Beneath our sophisticated mentality, is an impulsive, subconscious drive to fit in with any group. This drive comes from the part of our brain called the reptilian brain (The R-complex). This area of the brain is considered to control basic drives and instincts, basic needs and avoidances. At the core one of our greatest fears to overcome is a fear of death. What does that mean in regards to pack mentality? If you are not accepted in a pack, you will have to fend for yourself, and this may very well mean death. To avoid death, we do everything we can to fit into a pack, even if all we get are scraps.

If you were in a pack, and the apparent Alpha considered you to be the Omega, you would be subordinated to a position closer to death.

Survival Evolved

As pack animals, we have to make certain that we survive. In a pack that means being the Alpha, as the Beta making friends with or challenging the Alpha, as a follower being obedient and not becoming the Omega, and as the Omega hoping there's enough leftovers, that you don't get kicked out, and that you don't get beat too bad.

The issue with that mentality is that our reactions aren't based in current situations. Most of us logically know we won't starve or be left in the cold. Yet, we find ourselves reacting the same way a pack animal would.

Fit in with the pack at all costs, or risk death by being left to fend for yourself.

4 Pack Mentalities

Some people have an innate ability to make decisions, take control of situations, in other words, these people are natural born leaders or Alpha's. Others are always last picked for a team or group, suffer from low self-esteem, in other words the runt of the litter or Omega's. There is another group that is okay taking control if they have to, making decisions if nobody else will. These are the Beta's.

The Alpha

Established dominance, ability to make decisions and take control, doesn't have to prove themselves, these are all qualities of the Alpha Mentality. An Alpha simply IS dominant. Only when they're challenged do they need to prove themselves. An example of Alpha Mentality would be Tony Robbins, naturally considered to be strong and confident. Strong posture, body language and demeanor are subconscious signs of an alpha.

The Beta or Sub Alpha

The Beta is the runner up, the lieutenant if you will. Not quite the top dog, but still strong and confident. The Beta will either challenge or befriend the Alpha to establish their position. This person doesn't mind making decisions if no Alpha is present, but will likely concede when the Alpha becomes apparent.

The Follower

This is the rest of the herd or group, the ones who follow what the Alpha and Beta dictate. Their only serious concern is not becoming the bottom rung. Alpha says jump, they say how high.

The Omega

Here we have the runt, black sheep, or last one picked. The Omega eats after everyone else does. No matter how great a voice they have, typically considered weaker and less than the rest of the pack. Always the one picked on, never respected. In the pack, this is the one always closest to the brink of being kicked out or death.

Establishing YOUR Mentality

Your mentality can be a conscious decision. Because we recognize our thoughts create our reality, you have the power to change your mentality by overcoming that fear of death, the fear of leaving the pack, facing it head on and finding your mettle, your strength.

Alpha In Me

So how would one establish a logical, conscious awareness of the Alpha within? Recognize where your reactions are coming from. Are you trying to fit in with the pack because you fear being kicked out and ultimately risk death? Once you become consciously aware of the root fear beneath your reactions, you can consciously make a choice. Do you want to continue letting fear of being kicked out or not accepted (ie. fear of death), control your reactions, or do you want to discover the strength, confidence, and alpha mentality within?

Becoming The Lion

When you find yourself in a group situation like that, imagine yourself as a lion, roaring and seeing who's left. Be who you are, wholly, fully, and confidently. Don't allow the fear of leaving a particular pack control who you are. The ones who run scared couldn't handle you anyway. Those who are left standing and don't run away scared, are the ones you want to have around anyway. These are the ones who can handle you as you are. This makes the selection process so much easier, choosing friends based on who you are, not who they appear to be. You are the Alpha, you just have to find your pack, the group that resonates with your truth. Find that part of you that IS confident. Be who you are. The more you embrace your own inner strengths, the more those are recognized by those around you. A true Alpha doesn't have anything to prove, they simply ARE stronger and more confident within, and it shows on the outside.

We all desire to be loved and respected. In order for anyone to see this within us, we have to show it to them. How do we do that? We have to first discover those qualities within us that we want the world to see.


David Caren & Heather Rodriguez
Las Vegas, NV
July 1, 2011


" At a certain point, even if the one alpha male is dominant, at a certain point there's a younger lion that is stronger, and everyone knows it. "

~ Josh Lucas


" I never expected I would be connected to the Alpha male as some kind of ancillary object, and to this day it mystifies me. "

~ Courtney Love


" All species capable of grasping this fact manage better in the struggle for existence than those which rely upon their own strength alone: the wolf, which hunts in a pack, has a greater chance of survival than the lion, which hunts alone. "

~ Christian Lous Lange


" For those men who, sooner or later, are lucky enough to break away from the pack, the most intoxicating moment comes when they cease being bodies in other men's command and find that they control their own time, when they learn their own voice and authority. "

~ Theodore White


" There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things, and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded. "

~ Mark Twain


" A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. "

~ Margaret Mead


" We must remember that one determined person can make a significant difference, and that a small group of determined people can change the course of history. "

~ Sonia Johnson

Thanks for being a wonderful part of our family.

We want to write about what you want to read about, so let us know what you want to learn, and we'll write about it in one of our newsletters.

If you ever have topics you'd like to know more about, let us know. We always enjoy expanding our own awareness, as well as sharing that with you.

David & Heather