AFFIRMATION FOR FEBRUARY

In thy mercies, O Heavenly Father, wilt Thou be the guide in the study of the manifestations of thy love, even as in “day unto day uttereth speech and night until night sheweth knowledge.” So may the activities of my life, as a representative of Thy love, be a manifestation in the earth. 262-54

This is my update for February 2017 to A.R.E. members and friends who are interested in the new and exciting trends occurring within Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E. and Atlantic University. A number of exciting things are happening this month! Please share the following with your friends:

ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY

With great joy, Atlantic University welcomed two groups of students to our Virginia Beach Campus. These Integrated Imagery: Regression Hypnosis students came for a four-day residential, which they are required to do three times a year. With this visit to campus, the students engage with their faculty mentor, as well as one another. This face to face interaction solidifies their learning and enables the students to put their knowledge into practice. Their commitment to the Regression Hypnosis program is a true statement of their dedication to their education and to Atlantic University. Thank you to all of the students who were in attendance, as well as to both mentors, Deborah Smith and Peter Woodbury. See you in May. For more information on what is occurring at A.U., visit: www.AtlanticUniv.edu.

CAYCE/REILLY SCHOOL OF MASSAGE

The Cayce/Reilly School congratulates our most recent class to graduate from the program on January 22, 2017 – 9 outstanding therapists going out into professional practice to take the Cayce healing work all across the country!

We are in the final week of accepting applications for the next 700-hour massage class starting February 17, 2017. Spaces are limited – submit your application today and become part of a new era in holistic healthcare – your journey starts here - www.CayceReilly.edu.

2017 marks the 30th Anniversary of the Cayce/Reilly School and we are planning to celebrate this special milestone on October 21st! In the months of February to November this year, we are donating 3 free massages each month in our Student Clinic to active duty and retired military service men and women and/or their spouses –sharing our service for their service!

You, too, are always invited to visit our Student Clinic and enjoy one of our discount-priced sessions of Cayce/Reilly Massage or foot reflexology! Call 757-457-7146 to schedule your appointment for relaxation and rejuvenation or to purchase a gift certificate for a loved one!

Come experience one of our unique weekend workshop courses – we have many wonderful classes open to the general public like Reiki, Reflexology, CPR, Jin Shin Do Acupressure and MORE! Please visit our website for more details: http://www.caycereilly.edu/#!continuing-education-/cwdb.

COMMIT YOURSELF TO THIS WONDERFUL SPIRITUAL WORK!

This month, you’ll get a letter from John Van Auken saying, “In the beginning of any year, many of us make resolutions which we hope will reinvigorate us. Maybe you will recommit to this wonderful spiritual work?” Of course, he’s talking about your meditation practice, prayer life, and diet, but he’s also talking about recommitting financially and inviting you to become a member of the Good Karma Club – our monthly giving club – with a donation of $20 or more per month. Or, if you prefer, you can donate $85 or more each month in order to become a member of our Golden Circle. Being a member of the Golden Circle has special benefits like receiving unique gifts and event invitations throughout the year – including an invitation to our Donor Appreciation brunch on Sunday, June 18. Are you ready to (re)commit? Visit EdgarCayce.org/donate

A.R.E. CONFERENCES

Join us for our first-ever weekend dedicated to the spirit, life, health, and afterlife of your animal companions this March 24-26! Animals bring so much joy and richness to our lives. Now you can give them the gift of loving care and communication in return. Companions in Spirit: Animal Communication and Healing features "Souls of Animals" author Rev. Gary Kowalski, animal communicators Debbie McGillivray and Joan Ranquet, holistic veterinarian Dr. Doug Knueven, Cayce presenter Jennie Taylor Martin, and Shamanism teacher Nancy Pohle Chrisbaum. Includes a mini pet expo with vendors!

NEW A.R.E. TOURS FOR 2017 -- Visit www.EdgarCayce.org/tours

SCOTLAND! May 13-27, 2017. Explore the Knights Templar and Sacred Celtic Mysteries with Edgar Cayce expert John Van Auken!

CANADIAN ROCKIES! Including Banff and Lake Louise, May 27 to June 3, 2017. Led by Sidney and Nancy Kirkpatrick.

BRAZIL!—and John of God, June 24 - July 10, 2017. Led by Peter Woodbury. PRICE REDUCED TO $8,299 FOR TOUR AND AIRFARE.

HOPKINSVILLE, KY for the Solar Eclipse, August 19 - 22, 2017. Led by Kevin J. Todeschi

CHINA AND TIBET, September 12 – 25, 2017. LAST DAY FOR REGISTRATION IS JULY 1. Led by John Van Auken.

MAYAN CRUISE TO HONDURAS, BELIZE, AND MEXICO!, October 14 – 21, 2017. Led by Don Carroll.

A.R.E. CAMP

Registration is now open for the 2017 season at A.R.E. Camp! We have some fantastic programs lined up for our 2017 season, including two fantastic family camps, children’s sessions, and even young adult and adult programs too! Come spend some time in the sun drenched Blue Ridge Mountains this summer, creating magical memories with friends old and new, enjoy programs hosted by popular resource people, hike the surrounding mountains, swim in the cool crisp pond, and live life the Cayce way! We’re also planning a huge Grand Opening Celebration for our New Dining Hall and Shower House – hope you can join us! To register now, or for more information, visit www.EdgarCayce.org/SummerCamp.

If you’ve been to A.R.E. Camp, you’ll know that the experience would be incomplete without the extraordinarily creative and joyful staff! Camp is so lucky to have so many people who come to help create the magic each year! If you, or someone you know, would like to join us in serving with joy on the A.R.E. Camp Staff this summer, the staff application can be found at www.EdgarCayce.org/SummerCamp, or you can contact Malenka Kaydan, A.R.E. Camp Manager at Malenka@edgarcayce.org.

NEW A.R.E. CAMP WEBSITE LAUNCHED!

Have you ever wondered what happens at A.R.E. Camp? Did you ever want to learn more about the counselors, browse pictures, and watch a video—all about Camp? Well now you can! A group of camp volunteers have dedicated their time and talents to developing a website that is all about A.R.E. Camp! And in the first two weeks of its launch, it has already been visited 3,000 times! We hope you’ll visit too, and get a sense of what this special valley in the Blue Ridge Mountains is all about. Go to www.ARECamp.org.

A.R.E. PARTNERS WITH WEIGHT WATCHERS

In March 2016, A.R.E. and Weight Watchers started an “At Work” group on our campus for any staff, volunteer, or local resident who was interested in joining. The first 12 week session started with just 15 people. This session was so successful that two more 12 week sessions followed with most of the same original group in attendance. By October the “At Work” group had lost more than 400 pounds! Weight Watchers took notice and in November we became an official meeting location and are now listed on the Weight Watchers website. As an incentive to encourage staff to get healthy, we offered any full-time staff a free three-month membership to Weight Watchers. Eleven more staff members are now part of the weekly meeting group. At the beginning of February we had more than 25 people attending the weekly meeting and to date the group has lost almost 600 pounds!

A.R.E. LIFE MEMBERSHIP

You’ve asked for it… Now you’ve got it! A special Facebook Page just for Life Members. “Friend” us and open the possibilities of sharing thoughts, comments, and ideas with your “like-minded” friends. To join this private group click here https://www.facebook.com/groups/1305234862852932/

Also, as you attend conferences this year keep a watchful eye for Life Member gatherings. This is another great way to connect with each other, in person, throughout the year.

A.R.E. BOOKSTORE AND GIFT SHOP

Gorgeous new items are arriving from the Tucson Gem Show over the next few weeks. We hope you will drop by to see them. Upcoming events include our first Psychic Fair of 2017 on February 18, our Conscious Community Lecture Series moves to Tuesdays with Jennie Taylor Martin speaking about Animals and the Afterlife on February 21 at 10:00 am, and our Spirit Message Circle with host Nancy Laporta is February 23 at 6:00 pm. Please join us for one or all of these popular events.

Ever the same,

Kevin J. Todeschi

Executive Director and CEO