I find great joy in seeing students who have trained with the Master getting ahead on their spiritual path and more than anything, opening web sites, starting schools and beginning their work of teaching with the Masters. On September 6th, we open the Seattle Institute of Metaphysics, one of many schools the Master is creating around the world. In the beginning when it was announced there would be a school in Seattle, it seemed a daunting task. I knew what it had taken to open the Australian Institute in money and time, and the Master’s courses had been instrumental in helping to finance many things which needed doing at the school. The Seattle school was not so fortunate I had thought, but it was a wrong thought.
From the day the institute was created, every cent needed for the creation of the school was there. Once the idea was created, it quickly manifested. Thanks to Tishelle Betterman, one of my long term students (she studied with the Master in 2000), the Institute was soon in a home, furnished and stocked ready to go. It also has a web site created by Tishelle, which is email@example.com and a telephone number: 253-272-4363. We have chosen the day astrologically to be the perfect day to open, so if anyone who lives in the Seattle area would like to visit us on the open day of 6th September between 10am and 9pm, please do call in and see us and have a look at the institute. Tishelle is also an incredible astrologer with a 4-year BA degree in both Western and Vedic astrology. I personally will be doing an interview on Contact radio in Seattle (KKNW 1150AM) live to air between 9am and 11am on Monday, 5th September. Contact radio is an alternative radio station and they also have a show in the evenings in Seattle on the same station, as well as in Phoenix (KFNX 1100AM) from 8 to 10pm. You can find all you need to know about Contact Radio at www.contactradio.org. I will be talking about the school and the Master’s work in the world.
Another student who is opening a school soon is Yi Luo. Yi was a Christian who came to the web site and never left! She lives in Philadelphia and already has created a web site www.lifemastering.org. For those of you who enjoy my newsletters chronicling my adventures and lesson, Yi also writes a newsletter which is very frank and honest. She is from China, and her chronicles of her early life and childhood during the revolution are very profound. She plans to open her school early next year, but is already teaching from her home base. I have never seen anyone as dedicated to the Masters as Yi. Getting up each morning to meditate at 3am is a discipline I just could not do, but Yi does it most mornings. She also chose to do the Master’s Advanced course twice, which is quite a feat. Please have a look at Yi’s web site, which she has also translated in Chinese.
In the Netherlands we have three students beginning their path of teaching and healing. Frans Vermeulen, Anneke Smit Arends and Hannah Gerzon. They all work together and also separately. Early 2006 the Netherlands school will also be open, and very soon their web site will also be on the Internet. Alan and I were in the Netherlands earlier this year, and the dedication of these three people- graduates of the Master, has to be seen to be believed. Hannah and Frans teach meditation and metaphysics, and Hannah does healing work and flower essences, while Anneke is a very intuitive astrologer. I know their institute will do incredibly well once it is up and running. May I say that all the work on the web sites and with the schools by the students is done unpaid. The dedication to the Masters is enormous.
In New Zealand, it is not a school as such but a business. Vital Balance for Life at 22, Heu Heu Street, Taupo, (phone: 07-377-8497) is another center dedicated to the Master. They have a wonderful library of second-hand books on all metaphysical subjects that one can borrow for a small fee. One can also have a wonderful astrology reading from Deirdre Wilton: www.star-wise.co.nz. Although Deirdre is famous for her children’s astrology readings, she does wonderful adult ones, too. Once again, healing is very prevalent at this business center. Carolyn Uebergang, a student of mine since 1991, is a practitioner in herbal medicine, bio-organics and flower essences. Diane Goddard reminds me of myself many years ago; she is a natural medium and a wonderful clairvoyant reader. Once again, all of the practitioners at Vital Balance for Life have studied with the Master.
This newsletter is not long enough to include all of the names of the practitioners, healers and teachers who are now working after completing the Master’s courses (see Contacts list on the index page of the web site for such information). My husband Alan brought home to me how many people the Master has touched and assisted on their path to higher consciousness since 1992. In just 13 years, his schools are beginning to take shape around the world. I am in awe of what he has enabled me to do. For me it was my passion, and I know for all of the people mentioned above, it is the same for them. For me, knowing I have assisted the Master in being his channel and medium is the most wonderful awareness. I wonder what we will achieve in another 13 years?
For those of you who are wondering how I am doing on my sabbatical, I am having a wonderful time. I am still doing a little teaching but for children at the institute in Seattle once a week when I am there, and I am also doing channeled evenings with the Master once a month at the institute. On October 21st 2005, I will also be channeling the Master at an Evening With Maitreya at the Australian Institute on Tamborine Mountain, Queensland, Australia.
I am also being very creative in doing art work, and having plenty of time to myself which I just love. I still do not have enough hours in the day to do all I would like to do, but I am feeling wonderful just having time for me, and the things I like to do. I am also finding learning about living in another country something of a challenge, being away from my family and especially my grandchildren. Two days ago I had a new granddaughter born to my son’s wife in Darwin, and it was quite painful knowing I could not just get on a plane and go and visit as I used to do when I lived in Australia. Thank goodness for digital cameras, I was able to see a photo of her a few hours after birth, and what a cutie pie she is. As an astrologer I already know her life path and what she has come to learn here. That is one thing I feel truly blessed with. Thank you to those of you who write and wish me well, and thank me for the newsletters. I love writing them and also I love getting your emails. I may not be able to reply to all of them, but I do read every one of them.