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Intuition Through Dreams

by Bob Romero

Have you ever had a dream come true? I’m talking about the ones that you have when you sleep. When you’re asleep, your subconscious is not limited by your mind or your ego. The veil to clairvoyance is much thinner and you’re more able to visit different realms. I hear from lots of people that they dream about a person that they know and haven’t seen in a long time. Then for some unknown reason, that person connects with them the next day. Conventional science has a hard explaining this phenomenon. I had a former coworker who appeared in my dream. I was irritated with him in the dream because he was late to a meeting with me. But as usual, when he showed up, he was smiling and laughing, and the irritation was quickly gone. When I woke up, I wondered why he was in my dream. Then I received a Christmas card from him when the mail arrived.

That was a pretty simple example, but there also occurrences where someone is in danger, and reaches out to you in a dream. That happened to me with another coworker. When I retired, I had trained a young woman from India to manage all of the data reports that I had developed and had run for the top executives in the company where I was a consultant. She was very smart and had lots of experience at other major companies. She quickly learned all of the processes that had to occur and would be able to quickly recover the data should anything fail. With the thorough documentation that we developed, and with her skill set, I was pleased that I was leaving my work in good hands. The only reservation that I had, was the attitude of some in the company towards her. She looked like she was twelve years old, and I was concerned that some of the pushy managers and executives would try to take advantage of her. As an H-1B visa employee, it was hard for her to complain without jeopardizing her status. The bill rate for her was much lower than what I thought it should be. So, when she got a raise at my insistence to our superiors for her splendid work, the recruiting company that had contracted her, took most of it. But she was happy with the work, and things were running smoothly. The company where we worked, played games with renewing her contract, but they always did that with me in trying to get leverage. I figured that they didn’t have an option, if they wanted the critical reports. A few months after I left, I had a dream where she was a little girl about five years old and was sleeping in the bed where my son used to sleep at my former house. There was a severe thunderstorm and the lightening and loud thunder frightened her, and she wanted to come into the bedroom where my wife and I were sleeping. We finally were able to calm her down. The next day after the dream, I received a call from her saying that she wanted to meet with me in person. She actually wanted to see me rather than talk over the phone. I thought “Oh oh, what happened now”? I thought that the reason that I had the dream, was that the company is playing games again. When we met, it turned out that another coworker was sexually harassing her. He was married but was asking her to go to lunch or to go out with him.  He never physically touched her, but I could tell that she was frightened. With her situation, she didn’t want cause trouble for herself or for him. For contract employees at this company, there is no Human Resource Department to file a complaint. I told her that she had to go to her boss immediately. If not for own sake, then for other women that he would harass. Knowing her boss, I knew that he would take care of the situation, which he did. In the meantime, she got a better offer from another company where she had used me as a good reference, and was able to go to a much better situation where she was valued.

I also have my money dreams. These are dreams where I find money. Sometimes there are stacks of dimes and quarters, and other times there are wads of dollar bills. This always happened right before I got a raise or a refund. Some would argue that the raise or refund was on my mind and therefore I dreamt about it. However, I have also had the money dreams right before unexpected financial windfalls. The intuitive dreams are few and far between, but they are a testimony to the psychic abilities that everyone has. With spiritual training and development, these capabilities may develop into more mature psychic traits such as clairvoyance or clairaudience. Sweet dreams.

Bob Romero has been a diligent student of esoteric spiritual subjects and metaphysics for many years, with a life-long quest for answers. He has submitted new and original articles that focus on life lessons and experiences he wishes to share with our readers and the world.

As Light Grows Dim… What Do You See?
by Mario C. Veo

I have often been accused of being too much of an ‘idealist’, of asking leaders to be superior – or at least better than common folks – of holding those in a position of authority accountable to high standards and expect them to have manners to match … and to all this I will openly admit – “Yes, I do all that … and more”.

And now many of my [past] friends would shake their heads and say things like – “What ? are you still looking for King Arthur … Do you really believe that all this nonsense about courtesy and chivalry will get you anywhere … Why don’t you wake up and live in this world … What ? It’s not good enough for you …? … It’s a dog-eat-dog out there, and you’d better get on with the program – or just give up and get left behind

It’s at this point that I asked myself why I would think of them as ‘friends’ … After all, if their beliefs are NOT my truth, then what’s the point of wasting time being with them … Surely there are others out there that do not blindly accept such platitudes … [aren’t they ?] And so I searched and researched, looking everywhere for a deeper truth, an insight to human consciousness – indeed I was on a ‘Quest’  [and those of you who’ve spent time with me well know that I really love Quests !]

Well – do you want the good news, or the bad ?

The good news is that, yes, there are those ‘out there’ who have learned how to think for themselves, how to question – beyond the platitudes that are offered by those who would make you believe that they know better, and you should simply accept what they’re telling you… or will quickly chastise you for questioning …[My favorite idiocy is when they bluntly get in your face and tell you NOT to question your Faith, for that makes you a bad person … and if that isn’t a red flag that they’re unsure of their beliefs, I don’t know what is … But I digress …]

So, yes – there are quite a few that are strong individuals, and have been taught to go deeper and search for a higher truth … and by so doing, not only discover true Spiritual Laws – and how to apply them in their every day – but also realize that to do otherwise is to flaunt the very essence that makes Man human – and humane – in favor of self-aggrandizement.

The bad news is that most others simply do not care – they choose to believe the simplistic propaganda that is being spewed everywhere, and are blind to the consequences they are creating [not only for themselves but also for their own children] … and in this lies the key – they only see the present, and refuse to consider the future they are creating. Here’s my current pet-peeve – Why is it that once someone reaches a position of authority they now believe that they’re ‘entitled’ to better / different treatment … That somehow they are above all others, and so they should be allowed to do as they please, and not be held accountable to the same standards as the rest of us …  

Have we all forgotten that with great power comes great responsibilities … It really doesn’t matter if you are a mechanic, school teacher, parent, nurse, doctor, policeman, priest or senator – if you choose to hold that position you must equally accept the FULL responsibility that comes with it … and  not hide behind your status and claim ‘immunity’… But again, I digress…

Here’s what I really wanted to remind you all – that little thing we call Karma You may think you’re getting away by abusing the powers of your position, but you can never avoid the consequences you are creating…

And more – I’ll remind you of the teachings of the Master – “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” … So – to all of you users and abusers, the time draws near … Pay up … Oh yes, and to the rest of us ‘idealists’ the same Karmic rule applies – As you have done to others, so you shall receive … [Man, I love Karma !]

Mario C. Veo is in private practice in Denver where he teaches Spiritual and Metaphysical classes, and guides Seekers on their personal Path of Transformation and Empowerment. He can be reached at 303-525-7223 / email / website 

Planets and Possibilities: A Look At The Astrology Of February 2020
by Sally Shotwell

The Sun (our consciousness) is in airy, innovative Aquarius as we continue to deal with the ongoing, sweeping changes brought by last month’s Cosmic activities.  The exact connection between Pluto, Lord of the Underworld, and Saturn, Father Time, in earthy Capricorn, has a destabilizing impact and we may feel the need to release or refine many preconceived perceptions we hold dear.  The sign of the Water Bearer, and its emphasis on logic and detachment, can serve us well as we traverse the shifting terrain of our everyday life.  If we allow ourselves flexibility, our world view can expand as we see things in a new light which leads us to others with similar interests and ways to serve.  Let’s really double-down on focusing on the “here and now” as our thoughts become ephemeral as Mercury (our thought processes) moves from Aquarius into watery, otherworldly, Pisces on the 3rd (turning retrograde the 16th).   Venus, Mars and Venus also change signs, asking us to readjust our course.

February 2, relationship-oriented Venus in dreamy Pisces and transformative Pluto, in responsible Capricorn, meet and help us tap into deep feelings and a sense of security. Mercury adds his imaginative flair to interactions, enriching our dreams.  On the 5th he gets together with inventive Uranus, in practical, earthy Taurus, and clever ways of approaching issues assist us in making decisions.  

  February 7, Venus, Goddess of Love, Beauty and Money, moves from empathetic Pisces to dynamic, fiery Aries, and the energy we direct towards relationships gears up as we feel we’re ready for anything.  Let’s just remember others feelings as we forge ahead enjoying our independence.

Intoxicated chickens dizzily flap their wings trying to fly

The February 8/9 Full Moon (culmination) in fiery, heart-centered Leo is opposite  the group-oriented Aquarian Sun and posing the dilemma we all face with our personal interests being challenged by the demands of a larger group which can be disorienting.  Mars in fiery, belief-motivated Sagittarius adds a spiritual aspect to the dilemma.  The Sabian Symbol states “Intoxicated chickens dizzily flap their wings trying to fly:  The often-negative and at times ludicrous first experience with spiritual teachings… ‘Chickens’ here suggests that we are dealing with human beings who are standardized products of their culture“, brought prematurely to occult or mystical experiences that promise access to transcendental realities.  With our own studies, we realize we are guided to avoid the “danger of PREMATURE EXPANSION OF CONSCIOUSNESS” which can be so alluring during fraught times.

February 12, the Sun and Pluto (Aquarius/Capricorn) help us pull ourselves together through meaningful connections with friends, enhancing our preparations for a pleasant Valentine’s Day.  The 15th, the Sun and Saturn support our taking on responsibilities and assertive Mars lends his gravitas by entering ambitious Capricorn the 16th.   He’s now able to direct his formidable energies to promote the Sea Goat’s ambitions to create societal structures which improve our wellbeing.   Simultaneously, the 16th, Mercury turns retrograde and, since he’s in dreamy, Pisces, it’s doubly important for us to follow our practice of postponing important commitments and renewing, reviewing and scrutinizing all communications until he goes direct March 9. The 19th, the Sun joins him and our sensitivity level is heightened and we’re inclined to need time to recharge our batteries.  Pisces’s symbol is two fishes whose tails are tied together swimming in opposite directions – one towards the ocean of infinite vastness, the other towards the sea we know and swim in. Are we finding time alone to ponder how this weird feeling of duality is playing out in our life?

February 20, we receive guidance when optimistic Jupiter, in stable Capricorn, gets together with transcendent Neptune, in his home sign of Pisces.  Their ideals of faith and hope commingle to present us with a scenario in which we can access these lovely attributes in our personal, daily lives.  Are we being kind to ourselves as well as others?

A church bazaar

February 21 and 22, irrepressible Uranus, in Taurus, first connects with Mars, in Capricorn, followed by meeting with the Sun. They motivate each other to seek excitement and adventure and encourage us to embrace creativity and expansiveness. The 23rd, the New Moon (new beginnings) in Pisces gives us the opportunity to use this stimulus to release old habits while introducing new influences.  The Symbol states “A church bazaar.  The value of giving a spiritual or transcendent sanction to even the most commonplace interchanges between social persons and individual minds.”  The more we’re able to give significance to our relationships with others, the more we’re reassured we’re part of a whole.  During this tech era, it’s important to be reminded of this.

February 25, MercuryRx and the Sun meet to help us unite our head and heart, sharing our intuition softening perspective of others.   The Messenger of the Gods then switches gears and has a dynamic session with Mars. We’re encouraged to evaluate our skills and then use them to benefit both ourselves and others. It’s also Mardi Gras and let’s be festive!

February 28, intriguing Venus and relentless Pluto clash over intense emotional issues which may relate to a toxic attachments or hidden issues, recently revealed.  This is deep stuff so lt’s remove ourselves from any power-driven circumstance. Instead, let’s plan on how to acknowledge Leap Year the 29th!  In the meantime, HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY and MARDI GRAS!  Blessings


Sally Shotwell is a life-long student of esoteric spirituality whose focus on studies in Astrology have spanned decades. She has entertained and informed our readers with her articles for a few years now.

The Inner Properties Of Minerals
by Bruce Johnson

The ancient Mystery Schools divided the infinite One Life into seven kingdoms of nature. These kingdoms ranged from the lives on the most subjective spiritual planes far beyond the human level, to the densest, most objective kingdom called the mineral kingdom. Each of these seven kingdoms is attuned to one of the seven color rays, and each is sub-divided into seven sub-kingdoms, also based on the seven rays. All the kingdoms of nature express life, consciousness, have their own note and color, and are evolving to a higher level.

The mineral kingdom reflects condensed and concretized Divine Life, or akashic substance in its densest and most solidified form. Minerals are living entities that are evolving, like all life, through the kingdoms of nature. After progressing through all the sub-kingdoms of the mineral kingdom, the life within the mineral ensouls an elementary plant, and begins its evolution through the seven levels of the plant kingdom. There is a well-known occult saying- minerals evolve into plants, plants evolve into animals, animals evolve into humans, and humans evolve into super humans. Kingdoms past the super human are beyond the scope of this article.

The mineral kingdom has seven sub-levels, with each sub-level overseen by a particular color ray. Every mineral has an attunement and rapport with one of the seven color rays. Members of the mineral kingdom do have affinities and antipathies with others of their kingdom. All the kingdoms are linked to particular color rays, with the red and violet rays most connected to the mineral kingdom. The life principle or red color being expressed in orderly geometric patterns through the organizing quality of the violet ray, describes the mineral kingdom. Minerals are spirit in its most solid form.

Recognizing there are seven ray-based sub-levels in the mineral kingdom, let’s look at four basic levels of evolution within the mineral kingdom. The least-evolved of these four groups of minerals are the base metals, including iron and lead. Precious metals are the next group and more advanced in evolution than base metals. Precious metal examples are gold, silver and platinum. Further in evolution than the precious metals are crystals and semi-precious stones. Members of the quartz family would fall into this category. The most evolved minerals are the precious jewels, with the diamond being the highest form of evolution in the mineral kingdom. Both the ruby and sapphire, (corundum) are part of this group of highly evolved minerals.

Another property of the mineral kingdom is that minerals and stones have varying electrical polarities. For example, the sapphire has a positive electrical charge, while the diamond, garnet and amethyst are negatively charged. Studying the electrical polarities and affinities of minerals and stones is a little-known aspect of occult science.

Hiddenite or Green Kunzite

Like every physical thing, all stones, minerals and metals have etheric and astral duplicates that underlie their dense physical forms. Of the four basic ethers, the fourth or densest ether is the one linked to the mineral kingdom. The fourth ether is involved with how the ancients magnetized stones, metals and minerals, and how they affected them in various ways. Examples of these influenced minerals include-divination stones, protection stones, scrying minerals, prophecy stones, astral projection aids, terraphim; or talking idols, magical rings and breastplates, stones to assist clairvoyance, healing stones, and weather modifying stones.

Bruce Johnson has over 30 years of study in the fields of Ancient Wisdom and occultism. He has taught classes on a wide range of topics, from Atlantis to mediums to Zoroaster. He is also a spiritualist minister, with a background in spiritual astrology. He lives in Colorado with his wife and their cat.

Events & Classes In January

Sunday, February 2
2:00 – 3:00 pm
A donation bowl will be available

Channeling Spiritual Guidance with Norma Mitchell. The Source (“I Am. I Am You. I Am All That Is… You know me in your heart for I am that which you call Love.”) talks to us, and we need a channel through which to hear these messages. The valuable information that comes through Norma from the Source is lovingly supportive and profound. Please join us for the beautiful and spiritual messages that come directly from Spirit. Bring a question if you want to. Call 303-758-9113 to register.

Thursday, February 6
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
$1 a minute

Rejuvenating Chair Massage by Edna Garcia. We know how stressful your day-to-day life can be. Wouldn’t it be great to have a restful and calm place to go for a few minutes and get a rejuvenating massage from a certified and licensed massage therapist? Now you can take some time out from your busy life and invest in some self-care. One dollar a minute with a ten minute minimum is just the ticket. Call 303-758-9113 and reserve a time.

Sunday, February 9
10:15 – 11:15 am
A donation bowl will be available

The Intention Project with SuEllen Shepard. The Earth level isn’t always an easy one. Sometimes we see or hear about big world problems and we are left uneasy and not knowing what we can do. It seems too big. We feel overwhelmed or helpless. This is where intention comes in! Intention is a web of energy exchange that can be channeled and focused to reconcile mind with matter and bring about positive change in our lives. Human thought and intention has been defined as an inexhaustible and tangible energy with the potential to focus our lives, heal our illnesses, clean up our communities, deal with negative forces, and hopefully improve our planet for everyone. Each month will have a different topic. Come join us for an hour of discussion and intention! Call Shining Lotus 303-758-9113 to register.

Sunday, February 9
2:00 – 3:00 pm
Free Presentation

Introduction To The I Ching with Kendara Laurel. The I Ching is a wonderful form of divination, going back to Confucius, over 3000 years ago. By asking questions and throwing coins, the student connects with their highest self, receiving guidance and answers. Call 303-758-9113 to register.

Sunday, February 16
10:15 – 11:15 am
A donation bowl will be available

The Power of Color to Heal, Bless and Manifest with Mario C. Veo.  Color is one of the most powerful energies we can easily access … when used well, it can transform your Life. Call 303-758-9113 to register.

Sunday, February 16
2:00 – 3:00 pm
Free Presentation

SimpleTales™ Cosmic Astrology Monthly Update with C. A. Brooks.  If you are thinking about your future, your past, or just your place in the physical present, you owe yourself a visit with C. A. Brooks. C. A. has been a student of astrology for more than 25 years and a professional astrologer for over 2 decades. She has studied Tarot, Feng Shui, Space Clearing and Animal Communication. Join C. A. and friends for a fun and informational look at the astrology of the month ahead, and you may even get a personal Tarot mini-reading. Don’t miss this class. Call 303-758-9113 to register.

Sunday, February 23
10:15 – 11:15 am
Free Presentation

The Sacred Times of the Leap Year with Mario C. Veo.   Leap Years hold a special magic… join us and find out how you can tap into this most sacred of times. Call 303-758-9113 to register.

Sunday, February 23
2:00 – 3:00 pm
Free Presentation

Clearing Your Beliefs out of your Human Energy Field – A Medical Intuitive’s Perspective with Shane Sale. Clearing Beliefs Out of Your Emotional Field/DNA Work explores the human energy field particularly the mental and emotional layers. Discover how our physical body may be in pain due to our beliefs that we are holding onto. Practical exercises to better understand energy and the human energy field will be shared with the participants. You will also understand how our beliefs may be coded in our genes as well as carried over from past lives. Call 303-758-9113 to register.

Please call 303-758-9113 if you have any questions about our schedule. Most of our events require a registration call to ensure your seat.

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