Spokane North Notes
A weekly bulletin of the Spokane-North Rotary
August 10, 2015
Editors: Chuck Rehberg and Sandy Fink
Photos: Jim Minkler
Program coordinator: Brad Stark
          Surprise gift-giving:  President Lenore Romney said the club has received an unexpected gift of $500 from the Dorian Photography Studio family in memory of Michael J. and Betty Leinweber.  Club member Dave Hayward said Mike Leinweber was a veterinary partner of longtime club member Roger Harder in the Garland Animal Clinic, which Harder sold to Steve Boharski and April Weber-Boharski.  Romney said the board will discuss possible uses of the gift at its Aug. 18 meeting.
          “Higher” education: President Romney said club member Chris Lynch, a former principal at North Central High, has met with principals at Glover Middle School and NC to discuss school needs and possible club involvement.  Holmes Elementary, where the club directs many of its projects, is a “feeder” school for Glover and NC.  Romney noted that the club also is helping the Eagle Peak school, which works with students who have behavioral issues.   Club member Melinda Keberle is principal at Eagle Peak.
          Getting closer: An e-mail to the club from RI President K.R. “Ravi” Ravindran notes that one full year has passed without a new case of polio in Africa, a cause for celebration of Rotary’s “We’re This Close” campaign to effectively eradicate polio worldwide.  As previously noted, a two-year span of no new cases of polio is required before health officials declare diseases such as polio eliminated.
Life coach says you are what you think
          It was a message of mind over matter at the Aug. 10 luncheon as “transformational life coach” Rae Wilson discussed “how the quality of your thinking determines the quality of your life.”
          Wilson, who lives in Las Vegas, is spending some of her summer at Stoneridge, near Blanchard, Idaho.  She deals in “business and personal transformation solutions.”
          Wilson says, “You create the results you get in your life, consciously or unconsciously” and recommends that people “take a deeper dive in looking at your thinking patterns.”
          She adds: “Everything is energy.  Integrated thoughts build your system up; disintegrated thoughts tear you down.”
          Muscular movements, Wilson said, “are related to every thought you have.”  And she adds that humans typically have 60,000 thoughts a day.  “Every thought is stored in your cellular structure,” she said.  And those thought patterns start building at age 2 or 3, she said.
          The thought patterns, Wilson said, are applied to all personal issues, including health problems and financial problems.
          “The nature of our mind is to disassociate with things you don’t like,” she said.
          Wilson says the major drivers in rewiring thought patterns and “taking possession of your mind” are forgiveness, imagination and love.
          She adds: “We are confused about what love is, so I use a different word – joy.  We need to “unwire the garbage we put in our system to get to love.”
          Of forgiveness, Wilson said, “You have to unwire thoughts at a cellular level.  You can’t push the patterns out of your awareness.”
          Imagination, she said, “is more important than knowledge.  It’s the process of creation and you use it all the time.”  Noting the conversation about golf at her luncheon table, Wilson said “Jordan Spieth’s caddy is always telling him to visualize each shot.  Athletes do this all the time.”
          Love, or joy, she said is far more powerful than fear or anger in “a map of consciousness.”  Thus, Wilson says, “love will prevail, because you are at a higher stage of consciousness.  That’s why love never fails.”