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.