Issue 249 In This Issue June 20th, 2011

Editors Corner

In the Northern Hemisphere the summer solstice is Jun 21 2011 at 1:16 P.M. EDT, that's just two long days and two short nights from now. The summer solstice is a kind of re-set point for the rest of the year. At the moment of the solstice it is as if we are the center focal point of the magnet, a no-time space. The pendulum is fully extended, and for a moment before it surrenders to gravity, it hesitates. A perfect moment to change your mind; a perfect moment to appear in a new reality. . . .then momentum swings and daylight shrinks by one minute each day until we reach the winter solstice.
June 15, came and went with no mega quake in California, thank God. By grace we have more time to prepare for the days still ahead.
In this issue of the MastersConnection2020 Newsletter we are very proud to unveil the new website. You have had a chance to get used to the new logo and format of the website because our recent issues of the newsletter have been using the new design. Our goal in creating the new website was to first and foremost make it more user-friendly. The new lighter colored background is designed to make it easier to read. Ben has also made it easier for you to navigate the site. You can more easily browse the current articles as well as find archived articles you want to read again or share with a friend.
The new website allows you to be more interactive with the entire masters' community by sharing your comments. The format is more like a blog which allows all of you to share your extensive knowledge and experience with the community at large. We know that we have thousands of geniuses in our midst and we are so excited to open our website to receive your input. We want to read what you have to say. The website will be brand new everyday as you share your insights, questions and wisdom. It is appropriate that we launch our new website at this important re-set moment in time. now has the opportunity to evolve into the mastermind network of our future dreams.
At your request, we are renewing our efforts to research and bring you more science and technology. Many of you have let us know how much you appreciated those articles in the past. Thank you for the feedback. Check the website frequently to see the latest postings. Also in this issue we have borrowed some ideas from the experts in food storage, the Morman Church. We found a really good design for a slanted can storage shelf with detailed instructions. And just in case you need some inspiration to find a way to create or add to your food storage, read this sweet story about self-reliance with very little money. Click here.
Check out 'Something You Should Know' because you really should know how to properly get rid of Scotch Broom, etc. We love it that our readers have been sending us links to share with you. Thanks, and keep them coming.
Of course, we are very pleased to be launching the new website, AND we know it is not perfect. We expect you will help us find our mistakes and help us fix them. If you push a button and it doesn't work, let us know, that is the only way we will know and the only way we will be able to serve you better.
Thanks for your loyalty and your continued support.
Ditto to Tim and Anita. They work silently behind the scenes and keep us inspired and on track. Until next time.................
Article of the Week

Can't afford food storage? We found this inspiring story about a Morman family that found creative ways to provide for their future. No excuses.

Credit for this story goes to a publication called “Random Sampler”, posted on the Latter Day Saints website.

A Year's Supply for $58.81?
We have a large family, and feeding them is a challenge. Seven of our thirteen are foster children, so we have inherited all kinds of appetites. Most of them are teenagers and seem to inhale food as easily as air; so when my husband came home and proudly announced that we were going to can and store enough food for one year, we all were more than a little skeptical.

“We can do it,” he said. “We can do anything the Prophet has told us to.”

“It seems to me,” he continued, “the answer is simple enough. We know we are always short on money, so we must do it with a minimum of cost. I have figured out that we have $58.81 to spend. Now, what shall we spend it on?”

“Well,” said our little oriental foster daughter, “we need jars and lids if we are going to can.”

“Good point,” said sixteen-year-old Missy. “What about sugar? We can't can without that.”

“Yes we can,” I answered. “Your grandmother used to do it all the time when I was a kid. We never had sugar, but mom used to say if the fruit was ripe and in good condition, the sweetness of the natural fruit would come out. I have canned like that for years.”

After an evening of discussion, the jars and lids for home canning won.

The girls began an earnest search for inexpensive jars. We haunted yard sales in our area and found a sale on lids at our local flea market. Before long we had over a thousand jars to fill for storage.

The boys' job was to locate fruit and vegetables for canning. William, our eleven-year-old, found four cherry trees; the man who owned them was getting old, and each year the fruit went to waste. It fell to me to ask for the cherries. “Mom,” William said, “just tell him we can't pay for them but maybe we can clean up the alley in back of his garage instead.”

This approach has turned out to be the key. We have pulled weeds for rhubarb, painted fences for strawberries, cut wood for raspberries, hauled paper for peaches, and raked leaves for apples.

Click here to read full article
Pud & Pudoriel
A Fairy and an Angel Out to Observe and Help the World
By Reni Storm

Recipe of the Week
Jan's Apple Turnovers
Submitted by Jan LeBaron of Healthy Harvest

Planning your food storage, where do you begin?
O.K. We all know we need to stock up on food and other emergency supplies, the hand writings are on the wall. With economic conditions being as they are, the dollar falling rapidly not to mention all of the earth changes, flooding, tornados, earthquakes, crops being destroyed, and we have been warned, but sometimes it can seem overwhelming to us as where to begin, how do you make a plan? Let's just start with making a plan for your food storage. There are all kinds of food storage calculators out there, but how do you know what is right for you and your family?
One way that I found that is a very simple way to figure out what you need for food is to make a simple menu. Make the menu for a minimum of 2 weeks, more is better the more variety that you have the better. Why? Because food fatigue is a fact, it has actually been proven that if you have to eat the same thing every day, some people develop what is called food fatigue, an actual fact that has been proven, if this develops they actually quit eating. - Jan LeBaron

Click here to read Jan's full statement and her recipe.
Something Worth Knowing

Scotch Broom - the monster that ate Washington! I was gone for a few days and it's sweet little vicious flowers showed up in my flower bed. This Canadian article has some informative instruction on how to “deal” with this monster. Let's all do our part to outsmart this voracious predator.

Protein linked with rare disease plays role in aging

This link was forwarded to us by, Heather, a student from New Zealand. Her comment was "This is what Ram has always said about aging."

The same mechanism that causes children with a rare genetic disease called progeria to age at seven times the normal rate may play a role in normal aging as well, government researchers said on Monday. -

The study led by Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health, suggests aging may not simply be a gradual wearing out of cells.

Instead, it may be an active biological mechanism -- one that might be tinkered with to address age-related diseases.

"I think a lot of people in the past have assumed that the aging of cells and of individuals was just a matter of everything running down," Collins told Reuters in a telephone interview.

"What we are learning at the cellular level ... is that is not right," said Collins, whose study appears in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.

Scientists for several years have been working to understand the key biological processes that trigger aging in hopes of discovering new drugs that could delay or prevent age-related diseases such as cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer's disease.

Read Complete Article Here
Fun & Games

The following link was posted on Bettye's Community News. We hope you enjoy it as much as we have
Hot Topics
Slanted Shelf Pattern for Canned Food Rotation

Ramtha has been encouraging his students for over 25 years to store food for lean times, “Just buy one extra can and put it away, every time you to go to the store.” The wise students did just that. The wisest of all, learn to rotate their food storage and carefully inventory their supply.
As recent earth changes have intensified, everyone I know has been feverishly adding to their food storage. I have cans of food everywhere, the trunk of my car, under my bed and on make shift shelves in the guest room closet. I have no idea how many cans I have, which ones I should eat first, or exactly where the chicken noodle soup is.
The following link from a Mormon website was sent to us by one of our MastersConnection2020 readers. Mormon's after all really are experts at food storage and rotation. They are also generous in sharing what they have learned. This shelving systems looks like a great way to organize all those cans and simplify the future.
Click Here
Community Calendar

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June 22nd: Thurston County Emergency Management Neighborhood Preparedness Training
Thurston County Emergency Management offers Map Your Neighborhood (MYN) train-the-trainer courses for residents who want to organize their neighborhoods for emergency preparedness. The next course is scheduled for Wednesday, June 22, 2011. The MYN program teaches 9 steps to take immediately after a disaster, shows how to pre-identify skills and equipment available in the neighborhood, and provides information to help neighbors work together to evaluate their neighborhood after a disaster and take necessary action.
Contact Vivian Eason at 360-786-5243 or
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June 23rd & 24th: Giorda E. Trunk Show
You are invited to an exclusive trunk show featuring Fall 2011 collections from: Lourdez Chavez and Kevan Hall
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June 24th, 25th, 26th, 28th, 29th & 30th: Cactus Flower
A Standing Room Only Comedy Directed by Nancy Hillman
A Situation Comedy by Abe Burrows
7:30pm @ Gordon's Grange 302 Yelm Ave. E
All Tickets $10
On sale @ Gordon's Garden Center & Yelm Coop


Phoenix Rising School
Braving the Chill Waters of Lake Cushman

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

The 5th and 6th grades went camping this month, accompanied by our two new students from Japan and Taiwan, periodic rain showers and a lot of marshmallows. Despite the fifty degree weather, most of us went swimming in the semi-frigid waters of Lake Cushman and some even stayed in for extended periods, leading to speculation that they might be part reptile. Swimming, throwing rocks, eating, hiking, singing odes to sunshine, eating again and telling somewhat scary stories were all part of the adventure. On Wednesday, the girls discovered that their eight person tent was full of puddles. A certain amount of wailing and gnashing of teeth followed, but eventually the boys, in an unprecedented chivalrous gesture, crammed themselves into one tent for the night and gave up two of their tents to the soaking wet females. Thanks guys! We returned soggy and a bit dirty but full of stories. We'll even share them, in exchange for taking some of these marshmallows off our hands.

Ramtha quote copyright 2011 JZ Knight. Used with permission.
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