Want healing or help with a problem? You may find it here.

There’s an event coming up this Saturday afternoon in Laguna Woods that some of you may have an interest in.  It’s an introduction to Bruno Groening, a famous healer from the 1930’s-1950’s who had a simple method that he said anyone can do themselves just by connecting with a higher power.
Bruno Groening
Although he died in 1959, the results of his healings were well documented, and they continue to be as people worldwide continue to practice his teachings to give and receive healing.  Groening never charged for healing nor does anyone to this day. This is a mission of love.

The Bruno Groening Circle of Friends, which is what they call these community meetings, was honored by the Members of the United Nations affiliated Organization World Peace Prayer Society with the Peace Pole Award on May 23, 2013 which took place in the ecumenical Tillmann Chapel of the U.N. at the invitation of the United Nations Staff Recreation Councils SaluS.

It is not a cult, religion or based on one, other than having a belief in a higher power.
Here’s a some info on Bruno:
​Esther Wright, who will be leading this group, said if you have a need for healing or help of any kind, bring your intentions and an open heart.  Esther asks that you call her first before attending.
Esther Wright  503 956 5244  or email dearesther@aol.com.   You might want to ask her for directions if you’re not very familiar with Laguna Woods Village.
Saturday, April 25th, 1:00-2:30pm
3036 Via Vista, Unit N, Gate 7

Pre-death visions & communication in the Hospice setting

This Saturday, 1/14/12, from 1 pm-4pm, there will be a talk in Tustin given by Patti Darcey, the Director of Volunteer Services with Heartland Hospice.  When asked if any of their hospice clients are observed having communication or a vision not seen or heard by others in the room, her answer was “All the time”.

There will be lots of time for Q & A, or sharing.

The talk is hosted by the OC chapter of the International Alliance for Near-Death Studies (IANDS).  We meet to talk about and share near-death experiences, questions about death and dying, and the latest information from NDE research.  IANDS groups such as ours can be found in communities around the world.

We meet the 2nd Saturday of each month, from 1pm-4pm at Unity Church of Tustin, 14402 Prospect Ave., Tustin, CA.  Drive to the back of the church, turn left, and park. We meet in the first room you come to.

  • Each meeting contains a break half-way through, and includes questions and answers, and discussion. There is no pressure to participate in a discussion.
  • Not everyone who attends has had a near-death or spiritually transformative experience. Everyone has their own reason why this group is of interest, and all are welcome.
  • We encourage a donation of $10 per person for our expenses, but no one is turned away.
  • An email RSVP for this meeting at OC-Iands@mail.com would be appreciated but not mandatory.

It’s often a fun extension of the meeting to meet for dinner afterwards.  All interested are welcome.  We meet at approximately 4:20 pm at Mimi’s Café, 17231 17th St., Tustin, (714) 544-5522.  Directions:  Leaving the church parking lot, turn right on Prospect.  At 17th Street, turn Left.  Get in right hand lane.  A few blocks down, just before the 55 freeway, you’ll see Mimi’s on the right.

Anyone wishing to be added to our mailing list may send their request with first and last names, and email address to OC-Iands@mail.com, or call Robin at (949) 855-1102.

Have a near-death experience or transformative spiritual experience you would be willing to share as a featured speaker at a future meeting? Please send an email to OC-Iands@mail.com or call Robin at (949) 855-1102.

Coming up in February
You won’t want to miss guest speaker and author, David Bennett, who was caught in a violent storm off the California coast where he drowned and had a near-death experience.  Later in time, he miraculously survived stage IV lung and bone cancer.  For February only, the date we normally meet, the 2nd Saturday of the month, has been rescheduled to Saturday, February 18th, same time, 1-4pm and place.  Mark your calendars now.

Foothill Ranch: Innovage Warehouse sale coming again, 30 new products

Starting Friday, 10/21, ending Sunday, 10/30/11, open only on Friday’s, Saturday’s and Sundays.

Lots of informercial products greatly reduced in price.

Hours:  Fridays, 10am – 6pm; other days, 9am-5pm.

Click HERE for details.

Animal Communicator to Speak at Event. Bring Your Questions!

The OC chapter of the International Association for Near Death Studies (IANDS) is hosting speaker Frances W Greenspan, an animal communicator.   She speaks with animals both here and to those who have crossed over by tuning in telepathically to their spirit/higher self to ask questions and receive their answers.

She’ll be speaking on the death experience of animals, their afterlife, and how it compares to that of humans.

Frances has appeared on numerous pet related radio shows, in print and online magazines, and is author of the book “What Do Your Pets Want You to Know? My Story of Animal Communication”.

She’s also an artist, specializing in illustrations of animals.  She was recognized by Cat Fancy Magazine as one of the most gifted animal artists in the world.

Feel free to invite all your pet owner friends and everyone else who has an interest in this topic or near-death experiences to join us.

This is an ever-growing area of interest according to the producer of Fox LA News.  At OC IANDS’ meeting last month, they were there filming segments for a piece on near-death experiences.  It will be televised Monday, October 10th, 2011 during the 10pm news hour.  The story will also be on their website after it plays.

Q & A will follow her talk.  If you have questions that are not necessarily animal related, but concerning near-death or any spiritually transformative experience, you’re welcome to ask those as well.  Group members with first hand knowledge of these kinds of experiences may join in to help answer those questions.

Afterwards, everyone is invited to a no-host dinner beginning 4:20 pm at Mimi’s Café, 17231 17th St., Tustin, CA. The restaurant phone number is 714-544-5522.

We encourage a donation of $10 per person for our expenses, but no one is turned away.  RSVP at robinbarr1@cox.net.

OC IANDS meets the 2nd Saturday of each month, from 1pm-4pm at Unity Church of Tustin, 14402 Prospect Ave., Tustin, CA. Drive to the back of the church, turn left, and park.  The first room you come to will be the classroom where we meet.  If you get lost, call Robin at 949-290-1949.

Hospice Manager to Talk About Experiences Pointing to Life After Death

The Life After Life Club in Laguna Woods will be featuring LaVon Switzer, MSW-LCSW, who will be speaking on communications with the deceased.

Through the years, Ms. Switzer, a Hospice Manager with an extensive background in the bereavement field, has witnessed and been privy to many remarkable experiences pointing to life beyond death.  In the hospice setting, dying patients see deceased loved ones beckoning them.

After the patient’s death, their loved ones begin having experiences that feel like communication from the deceased.  She will discuss this with an emphasis on the moving experiences had by the bereaved.

Ms. Switzer has a Masters in Social Work from San Diego State University, and has for many years, managed large bereavement departments at hospices such as Vitas Innovative Hospice, Sharp Hospice Care, and Kaiser Permanente Hospice Department in San Diego.

She has lectured in the school of Social Work of San Diego State University and has spoken widely at conferences and symposia regarding working with the dying patient.

Date:   Saturday, October 1, 2011
Time:   9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m
Place:  Laguna Woods, Clubhouse 7 (directions below)
Admission:   $3 for non-members; free for members
For more information:  Call Elizabeth at (949) 707-1633

24111 Moulton Parkway, Laguna Woods CA 9263

Take the #5 Freeway SOUTH.
Take Lake Forest exit: turn RIGHT onto Lake Forest.
Go .3 miles and take LEFT onto Moulton.
You’ll cross Ridge Route Road and Santa Maria.
The next street is “Gate 12”
Turn  RIGHT onto Gate 12. (You’ve gone too far if you get to El Toro.)
You’ll see Clubhouse 7 ahead, on the right. We’re meeting in the Clubhouse.

Take the #5 Freeway NORTH.
Take the El Toro Exit. Turn LEFT onto El Toro.
Continue on El Toro to Moulton Parkway.
Turn RIGHT onto  Moulton Parkway.
The first stoplight is a street called “Gate 12.”
Turn LEFT onto Gate 12 street.
You’ll see Clubhouse 7 ahead, on the right.  We’re meeting in the Clubhouse.
















Take the #5 Freeway NORTH.


Take the El Toro Exit. Turn LEFT onto El Toro.


Continue on El Toro to Moulton Parkway.


Turn RIGHT onto  Moulton Parkway.


The first stoplight is a street called “Gate 12.”


Turn LEFT onto Gate 12 street.


You’ll see Clubhouse 7 ahead, on the right.  We’re meeting in the Clubhouse.

This Saturday, view the documentary ”Infinity, The Ultimate Trip–Journey Beyond Death”

What happens after we pass from this world? Is there life after this one? Or, do we just disappear forever? These are the questions asked in this powerful and poignant documentary, “Infinity: The Ultimate Trip”. Many may be surprised by the answers.

Featured are noted experts Greg Braden, Dannion Brinkley, Renate Dollinger, Stanislov Grof, John Holland, Dzogchen Ponlop, Robert Thurman, Alberto Villoldo, Neal Walsch, and Brian Weiss, MD using vital and beautiful imagery, along with personal accounts of near-death experiences (NDE), reincarnation and more.

There will be discussion about modern day beliefs, what near-death experiences teach, and how it can impact others.  Bob Siress, who will lead this event, hopes to address your opinions on the distressing NDE’s or just come to discover what those that have died have to say to those who are searching for meaning and understanding of life’s most sought after questions.

The OC International Association for Near-Death Studies (IANDS) welcomes the narration of all spiritually transformative experiences and their life-changing after effects.  All are welcome to  share their experiences, yet there’s no obligation or pressure to.

When:     Saturday, 5/14/11, 1p-4p
Where:    Unity of Tustin, 14402 Prospect Ave. , Tustin, CA  92780
(drive to parking lot in back, lst classroom on the right) Map below.

Cost:    A donation of $10 per person for expenses is encouraged, but no one is turned away.

RSVP to Bob Siress at bob.siress@siress.com

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“Dwight Schrute” from The Office to speak at Saddleback College

His real name, Rainn Wilson, a member of the ensemble TV show, The Office, will be talking about “SoulPancake: Chew on Life’s Big Questions”, his new book, courtesy of the Baha’i Club at Saddleback College Friday, May 6, at 6 p.m. in SM 313.  Admission is free.

Dwight Schrute is a Baha’i???  No, but Rainn Wilson is, having been brought up in that faith. Here’s an interesting May 24, 2007 article, Rainn Wilson talks about Hollywood his family and the Baha’i Faith.

Dog Fair This Friday, 4/22/11, at Saddleback College

This event is a fundraiser for So. County no-kill shelters and rescues, and starts with a Dog Walk at 8-9am. The fair itself is scheduled from 9am-1pm, and offers drawings, contests, talent show, fashion show, and canine related businesses.  But my favorite of all — paws down — is the Dog Kissing Booth. $10 per car covers Parking, Admission, and 2 prize drawing tickets.

Even if you’re a cat person, stop by, because the proceeds benefit all animals.

Women’s Journey Conference offering workshops, activities, entertainment cultivating self-esteem

The 9th Annual Women’s Journey Conference will take place on Saturday, May 7, 2011 at UC Irvine.  This Conference has inspired and empowered women in improving their feelings of self-worth, self-regard and self-respect by providing day-long program of motivating workshops, inspiring speakers, invigorating entertainment, shopping opportunities, time-out for self-reflection and camraderie. It has been dedicated to empowering women and building self-esteem in young girls in Orange County, CA.

$45 for event tickets. Girls 8-18 yrs old admitted free.

Lake Forest’s Living Green Nursery–free classes

Red Baron peach tree blossom

Living Green Nursery has launched their new website, and it’s lovely.  Here are the class offerings for the rest of March through April.  For May and June classes, visit their site.

March 26: Square Foot Gardening – Special guest Greg Stevenson
Square foot gardening is the easiest and most efficient way to grow flowers and vegetables, especially in urban environments.  Join us and learn the secrets of success.

April 2: Edible Landscapes – Justin Galias
Make your garden into a culinary landscape with plants that are both beautiful and have edible parts.  Come learn how to make your backyard your own farmer’s market with Living Green Nursery.

April 9: Tomatoes and Warm Season Vegetables – Erick  Lux
Everyone loves vegetables, and they’re even better organic and locally grown. With Living Green Nursery’s help you can grow your own! Join us for an exciting and informative foray into the world of this season’s vegetables.

April 16: Moss Baskets & Spring Color- Paul Thornton
Nothing says “welcome to Spring” like floral color.  Living Green will show you wonderful ways to use color in your garden. From moss baskets to color bowls—say hello to Spring with Living Green Nursery.

April 23: Fruit Trees – Justin Galias
Fruit Trees provide the benefits of ornamental trees, with the added benefit of being able to enjoy the fruits of your labor.   Come find out how you can grow your own delicious fruits at home.

April 30: Shade Gardening – Paul  Thornton
Shady areas can be challenging, but Living Green Nursery will show you solutions to enable the growth of flourishing landscapes.  Come and learn the variety of durable flowing plants and decorative foliage you should choose to ensure year-round luscious growth in trouble spots.

Location:  25290 Jeronimo Rd., Lake Forest (former location of Laguna Hills Nursery)

Phone:  (949) 768-4733

Hours:  Monday – Saturday, 9am-5pm; Sunday, 9am-4pm

Can’t-miss talk by 9/11 widow, author of “Message, Signs, Visits & Premonitions from Loved Ones Lost on 9/11”

Bonnie McEneaney, will be speaking in Laguna Woods on Saturday, April 2, 2011, 9:30am-11am, discussing her book, for which she interviewed two hundred 9/11 families.  Bonnie’s husband, Eamon McEneaney, was a senior vice president at Cantor Fitzgerald when he was killed in the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center.

Bonnie is a board member of Voices of September 11th, the leading family advocacy group for support of families impacted by the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and is featured in their 9/11 Living Memorial Video.

9/11 Living Memorial Video – 2010 from VOICES of September 11th on Vimeo.

She lives with her four children in New England.

Cost:  $3

Address:  Laguna Woods, Clubhouse 7, 24111 Moulton Pkwy, Laguna Woods 92637

For more information, call Elizabeth at 949-707-1633.

Free movie “The Great Debaters”, MV City Hall Sunday, Feb 20th. Award-winning screenwriter will be there.

2:00pm at Mission Viejo City Hall Council Chambers.  Click for movie details.  If you’re a Denzel Washington or screenwriter Robert Eisele fan, you’re in for a treat.  Did I mention it was free?

Do you have questions you need answered related to the death of a loved one?

Tim BraunNow, I know this is not for everyone, but for those interested, Tim Braun is an internationally-known psychic medium in South OC.  A medium has the rare ability to communicate with those who have passed on.

Tim will be shooting a pilot for a television show.  For the purpose of this taping, he is looking for interesting stories, and people who have a need to see a medium, who need the questions answered.

For example:

Do you have unfinished business or know someone who does?
Do you have a loved one who died without telling you something?
Do you need the answers to the death of your loved one?
Do you know someone who was murdered?

Send your story along with a picture of all the people involved to Drewmorgen@gmail.com.

If selected, you will receive a free sitting with Tim.  This taping will not air on television. It’s strictly for screen test options only.

The link to his website is www.TimBraun.net so you can learn more about him.  I know him, and can tell you he is a genuine, caring human being (worked with Mother Teresa and contributes to animal rescue), a very gifted medium (trained with James Van Praagh and other notables), and can help bring peace to your heart with messages that validate your loved one’s presence.

Perhaps this also may be interesting to you.  Tim will be appearing at the Learning Light Foundation in Anaheim this Saturday, February 19th, 7pm-9pm for an opportunity to connect with your loved ones that have crossed over.  This demonstration is an ideal platform for individuals to experience a group setting while witnessing what occurs during a private, individual sitting.

For more info:   (714) 533-2311

Cost:  $30 per person prepaid, $40 per person paid at the door.

Learning Light Foundation, 1212 E. Lincoln Ave., Anaheim, CA  92805

He’s also available for a one-hour private reading in person in Costa Mesa, or over the phone, $175. He tapes the reading for you to refer back to later.  (626) 308-1614.  Email: tim@timbraun.net

Psychic medical doctor will speak on an afterlife–Laguna Woods

afterlife cartoonWhile a young anesthesiologist, Dr. Pamela Heath began realizing that she was
psychic.  She knew what cases would be coming into the emergency room and answered people’s questions before they were spoken.

Dr. Heath sees herself as a bridge between the psychic world and science.
She will discuss her book “Handbook to the Afterlife,” looking at channeled
material that describes stages spirits go through after death.  She will also
discuss her book “Suicide: What Really Happens in the Afterlife?”

When:     Saturday, March 5, 9:30 to 11:00 am

Where:    Laguna Woods Village, Clubhouse 7*
Cost:        $3 admission fee
For information:  Elizabeth at 949-707-1633

*Directions:  The closest cross streets are Moulton Prwy and El Toro Rd.  You’ll enter the driveway entrance to Clubhouse 7 from Moulton at the first light north of El Toro Rd.  If you’re coming from El Toro Rd, you’ll have to make a U-turn at Gate 12.  If you’ve reached Santa Maria Ave (where Polly’s Pies and Fresh and Easy are located), you’ve gone too far.  If coming from the north (ie Lake Forest Blvd) driving in the direction of El Toro, you’ll pass Santa Maria Ave and make a right turn into the driveway entrance to Clubhouse 7.

If  using the freeway, exit El Toro Road.  If coming from the south, turn left on El Toro, right on Moulton Pkwy.  If coming from the north, exit El Toro Rd, which lands you on Paseo de la Carlotta. Make a left, then near immediate right on El Toro.