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Issue 336 In This Issue July 6th, 2013

Editors Corner

Welcome to the Greatest Hits Newsletter.  In this edition you will find a collection of our most popular articles since Ben and I took over the reins of MastersConnection. Interestingly, many of the articles that were most frequently read and re-read were articles contributed by our readers.  This is a testament to how valuable your contributions are to our mission of “Connecting Masters world-wide.”

Your clicks decided what articles are published this week. If you missed them the first time around, you will definitely want to read each and every one of these stories. There is an excerpt from a private session with Ramtha, lots of advice from Terry Simpson on preparedness as well as contributions on a variety of topics from Masters around the world sharing their stories and common interests.

In the Community Calendar this week I wanted to point out that Yelm Farm and Pet is sponsoring a class for the community on Hydroponics, July 20th.  Hydroponics is a fascinating method of growing plants using mineral nutrient solutions, in water, without soil. They will also be offering special pricing on Hydroponic growing supplies.

Leftover fireworks are popping off outside my window tonight as darkness falls. Assay begins here in Yelm tonight as well.  These long summer nights are so sweet. I hope wherever you are and whatever your season, it is sweet for you, too.

Thank you for your continued readership.  If you have ever considered writing your story and sharing it with like-minded individuals, this is your formal invitation to do just that. Write your story.  Tell it from your heart.  You never know who you will touch and what a difference you could make.  Send it to  I look forward to hearing from you.

Till we meet again

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Our Time With The Maasai
By Rebecca Capezio, Yelm WA

In January, 2012, five Yelm women traveled to Kenya and spent six nights with the Maasai tribe. The following is Rebecca Capezio’s account of that incredible journey.

I’ll do my best to give you a slice of our Maasai experience.

I went to Kenya with Linda Evans, Jenny Gifford, Yael Klein and Janice Meador in January 2012. When you were experiencing the big January snow storm, we were sweltering in the African heat in 100 degree weather. We had shared a private with Ramtha together in which Ramtha had suggested we visit the Maasai. This is a brief account of our stay there.

I’ll take you in on our last night.

Virtually everyone else had gone to bed. The morans* had jumped and jumped and we had all sang, but it was late now and the children had long gone to bed. It was only Jenny and I who were still at the fire. We didn’t want to leave. We didn’t want to leave our new friends John and Leshan, Suyainka and Kuyan. The stars above us were unabashedly bright and brilliant and while I was staring up at them, I felt my heart crack wide open. Tears began streaming down my face.

*Morans are Maasai warriors

‘Why are you crying?’ our trusted translator asked.

‘Because I’m going to miss you,’ I said, ‘I’m going to miss you all so much.’ And then I clumsily began to sob. How could I express to these most elegant people what a mighty gift my experience with them had been in my life? How could I explain that until I met them I didn’t believe that exquisite harmony amongst a communion of individuals could really exist? My heart was dumbstruck.

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By Teri Simpson of Optimum Preparedness

Our teacher has said, time and again, Water! Water! Water! Store water. Water will become more precious than gold. Move out of the cities and buy a bit of land, and have your own well so that YOU can be in control of your water supply. Why do we suppose he keeps going on about WATER? I mean, here in the U.S., EVERYBODY has water ALL the time, so it is easy to forget about putting up water. Or you may have done a teeny tiny bit in respect to being able to supply your family with water 24/7/365 (that is 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year), and you keep MEANING to get around to the other stuff you haven't done yet. But here's the thing: If the "event" (earthquake, earth tilting on its axis, tsunami, pick one) doesn't kill you, what is the FIRST thing you're going to die from? It is lack of water that you can drink.

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God’s Chain of Love Unbroken
Excerpt adapted from: Ramtha, A Private Session. August 17, 2011

A participant in a Private with Ramtha was told that the teaching Ramtha delivered on Love should be shared.  And so now, with the permission of JZK, Inc, we share it with you -

Ramtha: The reason you are incapable of loving — you are incapable of loving everyone — is because you are still holding people under the pendulum of positive and negative. You don’t like people for a specific reason because it counters or perhaps reflects an element of yourself you are endeavoring to master. How are you supposed to know the glory of love without going out and meeting the adversities of your dislikes to know yourself and uncover yourself more?

Student: This is so true, Ramtha.

Ramtha: You have nothing to lose to find the purposeful good and love in every human being, no matter how overwhelmingly they represent the antithesis of yourself, because in order to dislike someone, you have just found a reality of yourself. You understand?

Student: I understand.

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Copyright © 2012 JZ Knight. Reprinted with permission.

Protecting Your Electrical Equipment from Solar Flares
By long time RSE student, Mike Bertone

The interaction between the Earth’s magnetic field (magnetosphere) and solar flares is involved and complex. A simple overview therefore is given here to help you understand how to protect electrical equipment vulnerable to intense solar flares, the X-class type, and CMEs (coronal mass ejections – highly energetic particles like protons ejected out of the sun which have much more mass than electrons, approx. 1800x,).

Keep in mind in this discussion, that current in conductors is a flow of free electrons, the loosely bound electrons in an atomic structure.

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Tip of the Week
The key to preventing mouldy berries
Submitted by an MC2020 reader

Berries are delicious, but they're also kind of delicate.  Raspberries in particular seem like they can mold before you even get them home from the market.  There's nothing more tragic than paying $4 for a pint of local raspberries, only to look in the fridge the next day and find that fuzzy mold growing on their insides.

Well, with fresh berries just starting to hit farmers markets, we can tell you how to keep them fresh!  Here’s a tip I’m sharing on how to prevent them from getting there in the first place:

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Update on Cadillac Ranch, Rainier WA

Submitted by Rainier Vail Neiborhood Group.

Hi All,
You are receiving this email from the Rainier Vail Neighborhood Group because you asked to be kept up to date on what is happening with the proposed motocross track in Rainier WA named Cadillac Ranch.  Here is an update on what is going on with our opposition to the proposed race track:

BACKGROUND:  Jeff, Bob and Damian Mahan have proposed an off-road vehicle race track to be located on their 400 acre farm at 12307 Vail Cut Off Rd SE, in Rainier, WA.  This track would have parking for 97 vehicles, an 8,500 square foot “day lodge”, restrooms and overnight parking for RVs.  They are also planning to have music and entertainment.  The track would be allowed to run 4 days a week, year round from 8:00 am to 7:30 pm with as many as 50 vehicles on the track at one time for practice and races.  This would probably mean every weekend plus perhaps Friday and Monday and some holidays.

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Something Worth Knowing

Powdered Cellulose FDA Approved15 Food Companies That Serve You 'Wood'

The class-action lawsuit brought against Taco Bell on January 19th 2011 raised questions about the quality of food many Americans eat each day.

Chief among those concerns is the use of cellulose (wood pulp), an extender whose use in a roster of food products, from crackers and ice creams to puddings and baked goods, is now being exposed. What you’re actually paying for – and consuming – may be surprising.

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On The Lighter Side

Whether you’re a ‘bird person’ or not, this is stunning!!!
Not to detract from the sheer magic of it, but in practical terms, how MANY trips would a bird have to make with that tiny little quantity of mud/clay it could carry? (and how far from the nest is the source?)

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Man owned & drove the same car for 82 years
They certainly don't make them like that any more.
This man Owned & Drove Same Car for 82 YEARS. Can you imagine having the same car for 82 years! "How Long Have You Owned a Car?" Mr. Allen Swift ( Springfield , MA.) received this 1928 Rolls-Royce Piccadilly-P1 Roadster from his father, brand new - as a graduation gift in 1928. He drove it up until his death last the age of 102 !!! He was the oldest living owner of a car that was purchased new. Just thought you'd like to see it.
It was donated to a Springfield museum after his death. It has 1,070,000 miles on it, still runs like a Swiss watch, dead silent at any speed and is in perfect cosmetic condition. (82 years). That's approximately 13,048 miles per year.

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Preparedness Ideas for Hotter Climates
Submitted by MC2020 reader Carlos Tavares

How would you keep cool in your home during a heat wave if you lost power and could not use your air-conditioning and fans? You may have a solar powered system but that may even get damaged if we get a large enough EMP from the sun. Running your generator will eat away at limited fuel reserves, especially if the situation is permanent and you will no longer have access to fuel. (So the genny would only be used for absolute emergency reasons.) Nature always has some ideas that we can copy. The belly of springbuck and other antelope are white underneath. This helps reflect some of the heat and light from the desert sands. The whole animal cannot be white because it would still require some camouflage from predators. The white colour in itself reflects the light and heat. This is such simple and useful information. In our homes simply by painting our roofs white we can have a major reduction in internal temperatures. You can do a simple experiment by taking a piece of galvanized roof sheeting and paint half of it white, leave it in the sun for a while then feel the two sides with your hand.

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By Teri Simpson of Optimum Preparedness

Well, we certainly had a great runner this past week. We knew we were supposed to have snow coming in sometime Saturday night (January 14th). Here in Washington State, an inch of snow is a lot and 4 inches will close things down – schools, businesses, etc. What is normal for us here is to get an inch of snow then it melts by the next day. We got our 4 inches of snow, so we all just stayed home, not a problem since it was Sunday. Monday wasn't too bad – if you didn't HAVE to go to work or school, you stayed home and waited for the snow to melt. Only it didn't melt. We got another foot to foot and a half over the next 2 days. By Wednesday we knew we weren't going anywhere any time soon. Didn't matter if the roads were plowed or not – there was no way to get out of my driveway to get onto the road. Then on Thursday, it started to rain. But it was still below freezing, so rather than melt all the snow, it covered everything in ice. It didn't just rain for an hour or so, it rained and rained and rained, coating all the trees which were already heavy laden with snow, with layer upon layer of ice.

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Earth Watch

The Art Of Rock Balancing

Michael Grab is an artist that has been 'rock balancing' since 2008. Much of his recent work has been done around the Boulder, Colorado area. Grab---yes, that's his real name---finds the process both spiritual and therapeutic.

Grab explains:

"The most fundamental element of balancing in a physical sense is finding some kind of 'tripod' for the rock to stand on. Every rock is covered in a variety of tiny to large indentations that can act as a tripod for the rock to stand upright, or in most orientations you can think of with other rocks. By paying close attention to the feeling of the rocks, you will start to feel even the smallest clicks as the notches of the rocks in contact are moving over one another.

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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.

July 7th, 10am to 3pm: Yelm Farmers Market - Extended hours starting July 7th through peak season!
Haven't been able to stop by the farmers market yet this season? We've moved! We are located at Nisqually Springs Farm (Shorno Agri-business) next to Stewart's Meat Market and the Nisqually River on SR 507. Click here for directions. Come visit the farmers market next to the certified-organic sweet corn fields!
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July 13th, 2pm to 6 pm, Harvesting and processing Mother Nature's bounty from the wild
This is a true Wild-Shop because we will be walking and gathering in the wild(on our property)We will make medicinal oils and ointments as well as gourmet treats from what Mother Nature has to offer during this time of the year.
Cost $ 30 per person. Please visit my website: for more information.Please make reservation via email:

July 20th, 11am to 12pm: Learn about Hydroponics at Yelm Farm and Pet
"What is Hydroponics?"  Hydroponics is a subset of hydroculture and is a method of growing plants using mineral nutrient solutions, in water, without soil. Stop by on July 20th at Yelm Farm and Pet from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. and learn how hydroponics works! Grow your lettuce indoors year round!! Start your vegetables indoor in the middle of winter!! Come join us for a 10% discount on Hydroponic supplies all day Saturday, July 20th and join our informal educational presentation!!

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July 12th & 13th @ 8pm: GIRL RISING
$10 at the door. Meet nine girls from nine countries determined to get an education, against all the odds! In this unforgettable feature film about the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world! Innovative new feature film about the power of education to change a girl, and the world! Narrated by Salma Hayek, Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Cate Blanchett, and other A-List actresses.

The film spotlights unforgettable girls like Sokha, an orphan who rises from the dumps of Cambodia to become a star student and an accomplished dancer; Suma, who composes music to help her endure forced servitude in Nepal and today crusades to free others; and Ruksana, an Indian “pavement-dweller” whose father sacrifices his own basic needs for his daughter’s dreams. Each girl is paired with a renowned writer from her native country. Edwidge Danticat, Sooni Taraporevala, Aminatta Forna, and others tell the girls’ stories, each with its own style, and all with profound resonance. One girl with courage is a revolution!

I searched for the right words to try and explain how powerful and touching this film is...and couldn’t find them...just watch the trailer and you will understand -

July 19th & 20th: Bus trip to James Gilliland’s ECETI Ranch
$120 includes bus transportation, 3 meals, and entry to the ranch. Boarding bus at 10:30 am on the 19th and returning at 4:30pm on the 20th. Tickets can only be purchased online at .

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Remedy of the Week
Wild Orange Essential Oil
The oil of abundance and joy

Snap out of it!
Ever wish you could snap your fingers and snap out of a bad mood? Want to change your mind from down and to happy and abundant? The amazing chemistry in wild orange essential oil is the closest thing to this magic potion I have found.
A couple of deep breaths of wild orange and I dare you to be mad or sad. It is nearly impossible, even if you are trying hard to be disagreeable. Because of its powerful mood medicine Wild Orange is the perfect choice to diffuse in a meeting that has potential for conflict or stress. Vanderbilt University Emergency Room uses essential oils to relieve the stress of staff and patients alike.

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RSE Newsletter

Ramtha’s predictions corroborated by news reports:
Antarctica: “potential, unleashing floods as the ice melts.” - Ramtha: “The great Atlantis is melting away.”
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“It’s Climate Change: I Told You So” ice caps affect USA weather - By The Daily Take - Ramtha on climate change years ago:
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“Florida Keys prepare for sea level rise” - Ramtha on Florida coastal flooding, warns to "stay away from water".
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Student Accomplishments:
Former clergyman David Wood shares his experience of the June 26-30, 2013 Beginning Event
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Million Dollar Event Remote-View Runners:
Several added here & on wall in the Great Hall
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“Ramtha 101: RSE teaches hands-on techniques at [Beginning] retreat”
The Nisqually Valley News reports on attending a Beginning Event
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