It's about the future!
Issue 239
April 15th, 2011
In this issue

Editors Corner

Connection Happens. . . .I love it that people all over the world are making connections through This is the reason we are doing this work. Ben and I were talking about the events of the last couple of weeks and what it has meant to us to participate with you and the miracles that you are creating with each other. We love to get your emails telling us you have found your new home and you are on your way. It is a humbling experience to be a link in the lifeline of your generosity and love in action.

All of the emails we have received are now posted on our website. Click here to see them. Ben has used his amazing brain to create a system to enable us to post your email offers and inquires within 24 hours of receipt.

Your generosity has spawned yet another way to help our friends in transit. We have received emails from masters who are offering to give those who are moving items that they might need to re-establish a home. We will be posting those items on our website as well. Click here to see.

The Connections continue. . .this week has brought me some sweet reunions with people I knew 22 years ago when I first came to RSE. I noticed how genuine the connection felt. It is as if we have all dropped the persona of who we think we should be and we are free to see each other as we are.

This week Teri Simpson took time away from training Washington State Emergency Responders to write an important article for us all about what to do when an earthquake strikes. She gives us a point by point check list for what to do and how to prepare in advance. Print this one out and do what she says. It could save your life. Thanks again, Teri, for sharing your knowledge and passion for preparedness with us.

The newsletter is loaded with links to great information. I hope you will find it informative and helpful. Last week we mentioned we are working on creating buying discounts for our readers. Your feedback was very supportive. We even got a few wish lists of items you would like to purchase. We have been talking with some pretty big ticket items that we think you will be excited to hear about when we finalize the program. As you and your family continue to stock up on food and other preparedness items, we hope you will look first to our community of advertisers who have so loyally supported the Masters Connection and its mission. Without our advertisers, there would be no connection. Show them you appreciate them, click or call them first as you prepare.

Doing this job is an honor. It is a privilege to serve the masters community. We don't always get things perfect the first time we try. We appreciate your patience and supportive guidance. Ben says he never imagined that he could use his computer skills to help someone and to make a difference. Somehow, I can't help but feel it is all part of the plan.

Article of the Week
EARTHQUAKE!! - How to Secure Your Home Before and After
Article by Teri Simpson of Optimum Preparedness

Water, Gas and Well
If the power goes out due to an earthquake do you know what to do immediately after the shaking stops to insure your safety? You need to.

If you have gas appliances, you need to know how to shut your gas off right away until you can verify that there are no leaks (or you could blow up). You need to know where your water shutoff is. Do you know how to shut off the power to your house?

Locate where you turn off the gas to your house. If you have natural gas, the gas comes in from the main supply line running off the street over to a regulator (which reduces the gas from high pressure gas to low pressure gas. Then it goes thru the meter (so they can charge you) and on into your house. The VALVE that you need to turn off the gas is ALWAYS before the pressure regulator. You will need to loosen the nut on the opposite side of the pipe from the part you turn to shut off the gas flow: loosen the nut, turn the valve 90 degrees and then tighten the nut back up (you HAVE to retighten the nut or gas will still leak). There are also valves inside between the appliance and the wall where you can shut off individual appliances.

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Hot Topics
What if the Big One hits here?
By Bruce Smith of The Mountain News

After witnessing the destructive power of the massive earthquake and tsunami that hit near Fukushima last month, and now watching the turmoil enveloping Japan in its aftermath, many residents of the Puget Sound region are wondering if the same thing could happen here - or worse.

Seeking specifics from the scientific community, The Mountain News spoke with Steve Bailey, Director of Emergency Management for Pierce County, and Bill Steele, a noted University of Washington geologist. They confirmed that a mega 9.0 earthquake could happen here, and in fact, has done so several times historically. However, certain geological factors would make the local impact here different than what is transpiring in Japan.

As for larger earthquakes, such as in the 10.0 and up range, that is highly speculative in the scientific community.

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Send us your suggestions for the next Hot Topics at

Something Worth Knowing

Seal Plastic Bags with Old Bottle Caps
WHAT A GREAT IDEA. NO MORE TWIST TIES OR RUBBER BANDS. This method is WATER PROOF AND AIR TIGHT. GREAT! The guy who first thought of the idea should be given an award for originality!!!
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Amazing Info Link
This amazing information filled link came to us second hand from an RSE student here in the US. From the URL it appears to have originated from a student in the UK. We think his name is Keith Clampton. We want to give him credit for an immense amount of work compiling all of this great info. We wanted to acknowledge him and pass along his efforts that you might be more fully informed about the earth changes that are upon us. Thanks, Keith.
Your Feedback

Reader: I just want to let you know I have pretty well deleted all email subscriptions (especially related to real estate, etc) and when I get your emails, I open and consume them heartily because I know they have TRUE content.....thank you for being a source of connection in the days to come.....please keep up the GOD work;-)) Briana :-))

Reader:  i have been placing ads for some time now looking for that help in bringing my family over to the yelm area from connecticut. although we are still in need of help with housing and employment, i have had so many angels take the time to call and contact me with suggestions, offers and advice, i felt COMPELLED to write this and say to all of you...
in all of my 40 plus years as mom of five girls, care taker of many animals and peoples over the years, i have never experienced such LOVE, CARING, and light heartedness from a community of people before. you are a very special group of people and i am very happy to finally be home here with you!
with all of us sharing the love as we are i am CONFIDENT we will all see our blessed futures! much love elizabeth

Reader: Master's Connection: I just have to say that I am so delighted with your new and improved formatting AND all of the advice, links and of course, connections! The newsletter has always been a wonderful source of us all coming together, but this current incarnation is exciting. I love the evolution and I anticipate each edition. Keep it up! ~Marcy

Reader:  masters,
yippeeee!! because of masters connection and focus, i have found my yelm home to rent. and it is- wonderful. an amazing frequency specific thing that is unfolding in a magical way. i did not even expect it to go so well (draw the card, dont try to figure out how it will happen. yep yep).
so- will you please remove my post about needing a place? i've found it! whoo hooooo! time to pack that kitchen yet again and head north. so be it.
thank you, thank you for this work you do. it is literally saving lives. that is pretty important work.
to the future!

Your encouragement means a lot to us. We receive so many inspiring emails. Your feedback is vital to the success of the MastersConnection 2020. We want to hear from you. Tell us the truth. How can we serve you better? What topic(s) would you like more information on? Feel free to share your story with us about how the MastersConnection has benefitted you personally.
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Making the Connection
Masters on the March

Making Community Connections
After our article in last week's newsletter we received emails from people who wanted to volunteer to be a connection point for people in their communities. If you would like to help coordinate the neighbors in your area, just email us and we will create a posting to let people know who you are and what area you are organizing. It will be up to your neighbors to connect with you, but we will make that as easy as possible for them to find you.
As an example, If want to be an area volunteer, just send us an email, describe your community area, (example: Lawrence Lake community) include an email address your neighbors can use to contact you. will create a space on our website to post the names, areas and contact info for each volunteer. The rest is up to your neighbors to find you.
Email us here:

Lighten Hearts in Japan ~ Send socks!
Dr Jill and the Quantum Self team here. We have come across a way we can each help the survivors of Japan's terrible situation.   Most of the survivors have nothing - just what they ran out of the house with. Take a look at the link below and you will understand WHY socks!   Complete instructions are even included on how to package and ship them as relief materials.   Join us on this one month anniversary of that terrible earth quake and tsunami in send kinds thoughts of healing to the Japanese people.
Thank you, Dr Jill and the Quantum-Self team

Masters are marching all over the world and your generosity is heart-warming. Our efforts continue to help those who need a home to connect with those who are offering to help in their relocation.
Click Here to see the latest requests and offerings. If you want to submit a new request or offering, please email us with the information at

Recipe of the Week
Beef and ginger double-up
Submitted by Cornelia O'Leary of NatureWise Farm

"This is one of my very favorite recipes I invented from a combination of things that I like." - Cornelia

Preparation time 15 mins
Total cooking time 1hr-30 mins
Serves 6

This recipe can be made into a delicious bolognaise by adding 14 oz tin of tomatoes and tomato puree/paste (after you have added the broth/wine combination). Serve with boiled spaghetti and top with grated parmesan cheese.

Click here for the recipe
Community Calendar

We do love to hear from you especially about community events that you think our readers ought to know about. So, thanks and keep the info flowing.
Click here to send us your community event.

April 16th: Women Selling Stuff BAZAAR
Join Us at the old Drew Harvey Theater in Yelm 10am - 4pm
*Artisan Jewelry *Antiques *Collectibles *Glass Art Jewelry *Pictures *Furniture *Handbags *Massage *And lots more!
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April 16th: Spring Box Sale at Yelm Adult Community Center (YACC)
10am to 6pm. Bring your own container and purchase unique spring silk flowers, decorations and other treasures!
All items being sold were donated by JZ Knight to the YACC.
YACC is located at 16530 103rd Ave SE Yelm.

April 16th & 17th: South Sound Green Tour
A green building/sustainability event you don't want to miss.
We'll have a booth at the EcoExpo and will hold a "Recycling 101" workshop on Sunday, 11:00 at Batdorf and Bronson.
Click here for more information

April 17th: Ramtha Live to Taiwan/Argentina
An Evening with Ramtha has been scheduled for April 17.
This teaching will be live streamed from the great hall to the Taiwan and Argentina Advanced Retreats.
Click here for more information

April 30th & May 1st: Hazardous Waste Collection Events
The annual spring WasteMobile Collection Event for Thurston County residents will be held in Yelm Saturday & Sunday 10am to 4pm at Yelm Middle School parking lot at 402 Yelm Avenue West.
Residents who miss this event can always take hazardous household materials to HazoHouse, located at the Thurston County Waste and Recovery Center, 2418 Hogum Bay Road N.E. near Lacey. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Tuesday.
Click here for more information

April 30th & May 1st: Nisqually Valley Home and Garden Show
We'll have a fun booth with waste reduction experts to answer your questions at this great event.
Click here for more information

May 7th: Second Hand Safari
Huge garage sale at the Fairgrounds. Have a booth or shop til you drop!
Click here for more information


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Phoenix Rising School
Thought into Action and Experience

“I am 1,000 percent behind this school.” - Ramtha

How 10,000 neurons became Pennies for Peace, became generosity and global awareness, and became a math lesson.
- By Jan Ferrari

Part Two
After the students decided to collect 10,000 pennies in order to get a visual sense of how many neurons it took to mentally fire the color yellow, several teachers were discussing how interesting it would be to see how the children eventually decided to spend their $100 dollars. Someone mentioned that she was inspired by Greg Mortenson and the Pennies for Peace program which was based on school children collecting pennies to help build schools for children in war-torn Pakistan and Afghanistan. At the next C.R.E.A.T.E. (Consciously Realizing Every Attitude and Thought into Experience ™) session, the group was shown videos of the Pennies for Peace Program and how it brought education to children on the other side of the world who had no access to teachers and schools. Everyone enthusiastically decided that that would be a worthy destination for the group's pennies and that we would continue collecting for a great cause. At the end of this CREATE session the group held a candle focus to send love, hope, and encouragement to children in Pakistan and Afghanistan. The children understood that thought, even at a distance, is the greatest gift of all.

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