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2008, January Caroline Sutherland Newsletter By: Caroline Sutherland, Medical Intuitive


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January 2008 Newsletter

 

Happy New Year Everyone!

Winter is a time to turn within and review the events of the past year and set some goals for the next twelve months.
It's also a time for nurturing and rest. Just like a bear, feel free to hibernate.

Take a look at my article below about one of our most inspirational leaders and his future plans. Cook up some nurturing squash and read a good book.
I hope to see you this season at one of my exciting events. This is an opportunity to get a reading, lose some weight and place more focus on your health. Take a look at the schedule below.
My Premier Weight Loss Program is sold out. A group of keen people will join me on January 17th for 8 weeks of personal weight loss coaching.

Free TELESEMINARS continue on Monday nights at 5:30pm PT/8:30 ET.
Meet interesting guests and get the latest information on hormone balancing, astrology, medical intuition, diet and nutrition. I'll be answering your questions and doing spot readings too.
Register here.

Health and vitality are so important to me. My newsletter is an important way for us to stay connected. It is my great joy to continue to be in touch with you through this newsletter and to help you to stay motivated on your path to optimum wellness.

I also want to let you know that when I mention a product or service, I am only doing it to tell you about something that I think is worthwhile. I do not have any financial affiliations with any of the services or products I recommend.
Blessings, Caroline

In this issue

·  Premier Weight Loss Program - SOLD OUT!

·  Caroline's Winter/Spring Schedule

·  News From an Inspirational Leader

·  A Fun New Book

·  KABOCHA Squash - A Winter Favorite

·  Protect Yourself From Cell Phone Radiation



Caroline's Winter/Spring Schedule

Delray Beach/Boca Raton FL - January 23 & 24
Houston TX - January 28 & 29
Lahaina Mauii - February 19 &20
Encinitas CA - March 4
Los Angeles CA - March 5 - 9
Scottsdale AZ - March 27 - 30
Seattle WA - April 12

Details



News From an Inspirational Leader

Headline
The Dalai Lama offers his flock a vote on whether he should be reincarnated.

Faced with Chinese plans to seize control of his reincarnation, the Dalai Lama has come up with two revolutionary proposals -- either to forgo rebirth, or to be reborn while still alive.

The exiled Tibetan Buddhist leader proposed yesterday to hold a referendum among his 13-14 million followers around the world -- before his death -- on whether he should be reincarnated or not.

If the majority vote against it he said he would simply not be reborn, ending a lineage that tradition dictates dates back to the late 14th century, when a young shepherd was appointed the first Dalai Lama. If the vote was in favour he said that he might appoint a reincarnation while he was still alive, breaking the 600-year-old tradition of being reborn as a small boy after his death.

His proposals not only raise some mind-bending metaphysical questions: they put China's atheist Communist leaders in the unusual position of claiming to be the protectors of Tibetan Buddhist tradition.
The 1989 Nobel Peace laureate, 72, said that he was in good physical condition, that detailed discussions on his succession had yet to begin, and that several options were being considered. But he admitted that his proposals were designed to thwart China's plans to select the next Dalai Lama and thus tighten its grip on the Himalayan region it has control led since 1950. "Yes, a referendum, yes, it's possible," the Dalai Lama told The Times at an interfaith conference in the north Indian city of Amritsar.

"When my physical [condition] becomes weak and serious preparation for death [has started], then that should happen," he said. "According to my regular medical check-up it seems another few decades, I think, are there, so no hurry."

The Dalai Lama has traditionally been chosen by senior monks who interpret signals from the last reincarnation, scour the region for promising young candidates and then set a number of tests.
The current Dalai Lama -- the 14th -- was born into a farming family and identified at the age of 2 after passing tests, including identifying his predecessor's rosary from among several others.
He fled Tibet in 1959 after an abortive uprising against Chinese rule and has been living in India ever since, heading a 200,000-strong Tibetan exile community from the northern town of Dharamsala.

He now campaigns for greater autonomy within China, but Chinese leaders accuse him of still seeking independence for Tibet, which they see as an integral part of their territory.
They have tried to cultivate friendly lamas, but the 10th Panchen Lama -- the second-most-senior Tibetan Buddhist figure -- famously turned on them in a speech in 1989, soon after which he died.
The young Karmapa Lama, the third-highest ranking, escaped to India in 1999.

In August China's Government claimed exclusive rights to approve all Tibetan lamas' reincarnations in one of its strongest moves yet to establish control over the region's clergy. Yesterday it condemned the Dalai Lama's proposals. "The reincarnation of the living Buddha is a unique way of succession of Tibetan Buddhism and follows relatively complete religious rituals and historical conventions," the Foreign Ministry state ment said. "The Dalai Lama's statement is in blatant violation of religious practice and historical procedure."

The Dalai Lama said there was a historical precedent for a lama being reincarnated while still alive, giving the example of one of his teachers who died last year. He did not say how the referendum would be conducted, but said that it should include all those in the Himalayan region, Mongolia and elsewhere who have traditionally followed Tibetan Buddhism.

The six million Tibetans inside China would almost certainly be unable to participate, but another seven to eight million follow Tibetan Buddhism in India, Bhutan, Nepal, Mongolia, Russia and the West.

"If the Tibetan people, the majority of Tibetan people and concerned people feel OK, then the Dalai Lama institution will cease," he said. If a majority voted to continue the tradition, he said that he would choose one of several succession options to try to protect his lineage from Chinese interference.

One is to handpick a successor outside Tibet -- perhaps an adult, more qualified to represent Tibet on the world stage than a small boy. Another is to hold an election with a group of senior lamas along the lines of the "college of cardinals" that selects the Pope. A third option is to allow power to pass to the next most- senior lama in the Tibetan Buddhist hierarchy outside Tibet, who is the Sakya Lama, based in India. A fourth option is to follow the traditional method.

"If my death comes while we are still as refugees then my reincarnation logically will come outside Tibet," he said. "But the Chinese Government may appoint another Dalai Lama. So like the present Panchen Lama's case . . . in fact it creates more confusion."

What the Dalai Lama said on succession plans:
As early as 1969 I made it clear that [whether] the very institution of the Dalai Lama continues or not, is up to the Tibetan people. So [if] the majority of the Tibetan people should feel the centuries old institution of the Dalai Lama [is] no longer much relevant then the Dalai Lama institution automatically will cease. Then there's no question of succession of Dalai Lama. On the other hand, should the Tibetan people and also some concerned people like the hundreds and thousands of people in the Himalayan range traditionally sharing same Tibetan Buddhism... want to keep this institution, then the question is, if you want to keep this institution, then the succession could be different methods or ways like the Pope's election among his elder, experienced and respected senior leaders.
Then another thing like seniority - that is also a possibility. Another possibility is the previous sort of traditional way - after the death of the person, then search the rebirth. Whether it's the same person or same being or not, I don't know. It's not very important, but some karmic, certain spiritual factors. Someone who can succeed the previous life's work.

Then another thing - in Tibet in the past and even in my generation, there are cases of the person who before death is already choose his or her own reincarnation...
The very purpose of reincarnation is to carry the task which started by previous life, which is not yet accomplished. If my death comes while we are still as refugees then my reincarnation logically will come outside Tibet, who can eventually carry the work which I started.
But meanwhile the Chinese government may appoint another Dalai lama... So like the present Panchen Lama's case. One is Panchen Lama of Tibetans' hearts, one is on the official throne. In fact it creates more confusion. So a similar case will happen?

On the timing of the succession:
According to my regular medical check up, it seems another few decades, I think, are there so no hurry. Anyway occasionally the Tibetan spiritual leaders meet together sometimes, very casually, to talk already, but serious detailed discussion has not yet started.

On a referendum:
If the Tibetan people, the majority of Tibetan people and concerned people feel OK, then the Dalai Lama institution will cease. If the centuries old Dalai Lama institution ceases, the 14th Dalai Lama was not the best one but certainly not the worst one - quite popular Dalai Lama. So if the centuries old institution ceases at such a popular Dalai Lama's case, I think very good. Recent few centuries, the Dalai Lama has become an important part of that, but that does not mean that whole Tibetan Buddhism and Tibetan nation depends on the Dalai lama institution - no. If I die today, some setback for the Tibetan people's struggle that will happen, but eventually the national struggle of an ancient nation with a rich cultural heritage, therefore the Tibetan spirit, will not go away with my death.

Reincarnation for beginners:
-- Buddhism teaches that the soul is reincarnated as another being -- possibly an animal -- based on one's karma, or accumulated actions.
-- Tibetan Buddhism is unusual in its belief that a senior lama can be reincarnated as a young child.
-- Lamas are believed to be reincarnations of those who have reached Nirvana but chosen to return to the mortal world to teach others.
-- The Dalai Lama is believed to be the reincarnation of Chenrezig, the Bodhisattva of Compassion, and can choose whether to be reincarnated or not.
-- When a Dalai Lama dies, senior monks look for signals about his reincarnation in their own dreams, on his corpse and in the smoke when he is cremated.
-- They also go to a holy lake to look for a vision or another sign about where to look for the new Dalai Lama

From The Times
November 28, 2007. Source Times archives.



A Fun New Book

It's winter and time to curl up with a great book. Check this out for a fun and very inspirational read!

My friend and fellow author Hilda Villaverde's new book "Blow This Dry - Stories from Behind the Chair" is making news, touching lives and making people laugh. Laughter is healing and this tell-all book is filled with not only chuckles and some very touching stories.

Hilda has had 35 years of experience in the hair and beauty industry with her own salon Pluma Designs in Scottsdale Arizona. She's heard a story or two. Take a look at the sample chapter of her new book. And read about Hilda's other books and presentations www.hildavillaverde.com



KABOCHA Squash - A Winter Favorite

Looking for something different to fix for dinner? Try some delicous and nurturing KABOCHA squash.
This is a green tough-skinned squash with deep yellow flesh. It is similar to an acorn or Danish squash with much more flavor.
Be sure and ask your produce manager to cut it in half or quarters before you leave the grocery store. It is very tough and difficult to cut.
To cook:
Remove seeds. Sprinkle flesh with salt and pepper. Add 1 - 2 tbsp butter in to the squash cavity.
Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for about 1 hour or until tender.
Leftover squash?
Blend with 4 cups of organic chicken broth for a smooth tasty soup.



Protect Yourself From Cell Phone Radiation

Did You Know?
People can suffer nausea, headaches and muscle pain when exposed to EMF waves from mobile phones and computer screens.

Did You Know?
Talking 500 minutes per month on a cell phone increases the probability of brain cancer by 140%.

Did You Know?
Teenagers talk on cell phones an average of 2600 minutes per month.

We cannot ignore the Electro-Pollution created by all of the wireless devices we are surrounded by. Our cells are greatly impacted causing health problems, aging, and compromised immune systems.

The good news is there is a proven solution! There are products that deal with Electro-pollution. If you have a cell phone, get 1 cell phone chip. For Bluetooth users, you will need 2 cell phone chips.

Check out this important technology.

 

Disclaimer

Please note:
Statements in this newsletter have not been reviewed by the FDA. Never start or stop any treatments, programs or medications without first consulting your medical doctor.

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