Saturday, 28 July 2007

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Friday, 27 July 2007

Hopi Elder's Message regarding this Millenium

Bronze Age (5oooyears old) maze carving, Rocky Valley, Cornwall, UK
Hopi maze carving, Montezuma's Castle,US
When I was seventeen, I was living and working in Cornwall as an adventure sports instructor. One weekend I decided on a whim to find this ancient maze carving I'd seen on a postcard, in Rocky Valley near Tintagel. I dragged my then reluctant partner, the twelve km hike along the river looking for this maze and it really was like a maze within a maze. The path was pretty overgrown and we approached the ruin of Trewethett an 18th century mill still as yet having seen no sign of this labyrinth. Then I saw a strange overhanging rock face behind the mill, all it's cracks were stuffed with coins, ribbons and other offerings and there was the maze I'd been searching for. It's grooves were just wide enough to run your finger along them and I knew somewhere that it represented a healing journey. It was like finding a treasure, not marred by any overly protective National Trust like ticket buying and landscaping. We'd just stumbled across it. I think it was protected though and looked after. Afterwards we followed the stream to where it gushed out over the edge of the black cliffs in a fairly dramatic and noisy fashion. I looked out over the Atlantic and said silently to myself that by the end of the month I would be on the other side and funnily enough that's exactly what happened.
Stranger though was that upon my arrival in Canada I was greeted by my friend, who had returned from a trek in Hopi country. While there she had met this fellow and told him about my visit and he promptly bought this book (The Book of the Hopi, by Frank Waters) and asked her to give it to me. I didn't know him and he didn't know me and my friend Susan didn't know anything about Rocky Valley. When the book was in my hands I opened it onto a picture of the exact same maze I had seen in Rocky Valley, except this was another equally ancient, like the one above from Montezuma's Castle in the U.S.
Inwardly I had wanted this journey to be a spiritual to journey, and this it proved to be and then some. The book with the maze was just the beginning; speaking to me of a time when we were one tribe, a tribe that chose to split up and go it's seperate ways. The Hopi word for sun is the Tibetan word for moon and the Hopi word for moon is the Tibetan word for sun. Two very different yet similar worlds that I had such an affinity with came together for me very quickly. There are many more stories to tell from this journey and really it has never ended, but at the beginning there were so many signs, so many symbols, visions, dreams and questions without answers. But this isn't about that journey, this is about an email I received today from a friend forwarding this message attributed to Hopi Elder. Whether it was written by them or by a creative hippie in Portland, doesn't really matter - the message it contained was beautiful and very valid I think for those of us a little weary of all the bad news we're bombarded with on top of our own doubts and fears. So here it is:-

A Hopi Elder Speaks regading the Millenium:-
"You have been telling the people that this is the Eleventh Hour, now you must go back and tell thepeople that this is the Hour. And there are things to be considered . . . Where are you living? What are you doing? What are your relationships? Are you in right relation? Where is your water? Know your garden. It is time to speak your Truth. Create your community. Be good to each other. And do not look outside yourself for the leader." Then he clasped his hands together, smiled, and said, "This could be a good time!" "There is a river flowing now very fast. It is so great and swift that there are those who will be afraid. They will try to hold on to the shore. They will feel they are torn apart and will suffer greatly. "Know the river has its destination. The elders say we must let go of the shore, push off into the middle of the river, keep our eyes open, and our heads above water. And I say, see who is in there with you and celebrate. At this time in history, we are to take nothing personally, Least of all ourselves. For the moment that we do, our spiritual growth and journey comes to a halt. "The time for the lone wolf is over. Gather yourselves! Banish the word struggle from you attitude and your vocabulary. All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration. "We are the ones we've been waiting for."

Attributed to an unnamed Hopi elder, Hopi Nation, Oraibi, Arizona
Tracing of Hopi Maze and close up photo of Rocky Valley maze

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Wednesday, 25 July 2007


She says ‘The broken ones are my darlings’Amma
When I first heard of her through besotted friends I was sceptical of course, but once I saw her and what wonderful things she's doing and creating in the world I was bowled over. She is the single most impactful active person on the planet at this time working entirely for the benefit of others. If you need help of any kind or if you know anyone who needs help, just go and see her. It doesn't cost anything except perhaps your doubt or disbelief. The story of her life is miraculous both in detail and deed. I recommend reading about it on her website.

Amma's Desire "Everyone in the world should be able to sleep without fear, at least for one night. Everyone should be able to eat to his fill, at least for one day. There should be at least one day when hospitals see no one admitted due to violence.By doing selfless service for at least one day, everyone should help the poor and needy.It is Amma's prayer that at least this small dream be realised."
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Amma sings about her realisation experience in the mystical song Ananda Veethi ‘The Path of Bliss’
Ananda Veethi
Once upon a time, my soul was singing
In delight through the path of bliss.
At that time, all the inner foes,
Such as attraction and aversion ran away,
Hiding themselves in the innermost recesses of my mind,
The Divine Mother, with bright gentle hands
Caressed my head,
I told Mother that my life was dedicated to Her
Smiling, She became a Divine Effulgence
And merged in Me. My mind blossomed,
Bathed in the many-hued light of divinity.
The events of millions of years gone by
Rose up within me. Thenceforth,
Seeing nothing as apart from my own Self,
A single unity, and merging in the Divine Mother
I renounced all sense of enjoyment
Mother told me to ask the people
To fulfil their human birth. Therefore,
I proclaim to the whole world
The sublime truth that she uttered,
“Oh Man, merge in your Self!”
Thousands and thousands of yogis
Have taken birth in India, and
Lived the principles visualised by the
Great Sages of the unknown past.
To remove the sorrow of humanity,
How many naked truths are there!
Today I tremble with bliss,
Recollecting Mother’s words,
“Oh my darling, come to Me
Leaving all other works.
You are always mine.”
O Pure Consciousness, O Embodiment of truth,
I will heed Your words.
O Mother why are you late in coming?
Why did you give this birth?
I know nothing, O Mother,
Please forgive my mistakes.

It was the moment of eternal bliss (Ananda) ; the moment of her realisation of the Universal Mother. From that moment onwards Sudhamani became ‘Amritanandamayi’ (one who is full, filled with eternal bliss). When She was Sudhamani (Amma‘s previous name), She was full of ecstasy. She was lost in Herself. But when She had the realisation of the Divine Mother, She became ‘Amrita’, the divine nectar that bestows eternity. She began to flow out of Herself for the benefit of mankind, in the form of love and compassion.

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Essiac or Caisse Tea the Cancer Cure

burdock thistle heads
and burdock root

This tea was a native american herbal medicine used to treat breast cancer and was brought to light by the Canadian Palliative Care Nurse Rene Caisse. It has had amazing results not only in breast cancer,but other forms of cancer and illnesses. Rene Caisse herbal tea became known world wide under the name Essiac, which is Rene’s surname spelt backwards. Almost 400 people were ready to testify at a cancer commission hearing in Toronto, Canada, in 1939 that Rene Caisse had helped them alleviate their symptoms or restored them to health. Rene used a specific formula of herbs given to her by an Ojibwa Indian in her native Canada. She experimented for many years to refine the dosage.

I began making it some years ago to help with problems from M.E or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and when my friends complained of headaches/stomachaches I would serve them a cup of Caisse Tea. Eventually I had a small growing business on my hands making the tea, which I was in no way equipt to handle at the time. It is a simple affair to make it and takes very little time, but it is necessary to make it in a state of concentration or prayer, with your intention directed at all times toward the healing and relief of illness. the reason it works so well I think is because of the synergistic relationship between the mix of four powerful herbs, each of which work extraordinary results by themselves. These are herbs that would have been in much more common use in times past. They are Burdock root (arctium lappa), powdered Sheep Sorrel (rumex acetosella), powdered Slippery Elm bark (ulmus rubra/fulva) and powdered Turkey Rhubarb root (rheum palmatum). Slippery Elm is an American Plant but all the rest grow in Europe and are quite common. Sheep sorrel is full of vitamins, Burdock is a powerful blood purifier, Turkey Rhubarb and Slippery Elm both work wonders upon the digestive tract. You can buy the herbs here 1lb for $21 which is an excellent price, I find ordering from the US is often the most value for money, or here from the UK

To make Caisse Tea it is necessary to use utensils made with near to natural materials over plastic, so wood, glass, stainless steel, clay are best. You buy the four herbs and use pure water (not tap water if possible) and follow the recipe below which was the original recipe as handed on by rene Caisse to Mary McPherson (The only person she trusted to make the formula for the cancer patients):-


Caisse Tea or Esssiac Original Recipe

6 ½ cups of burdock root (cut)

1 pound of sheep sorrel herb powdered

1/4 pound of slippery elm bark powdered

1 ounce of Turkish rhubarb root powdered

Mix these ingredients thoroughly and store in glass jar in dark dry cupboard.

Take a measuring cup, use 1 ounce of herb mixture to 32 ounces of water depending on the amount you want to make.

I (Mary McPherson) use 1 cup of mixture to 8 x 32 = 256 ounces of water. Boil hard for 10 minutes (covered) then turn off heat but leave sitting on warm plate over night (covered). I have made it with good results just leaving it in the pan

In the morning heat steaming hot and let settle a few minutes, then strain through fine strainer into hot sterilized bottles and sit to cool. Store in dark cool cupboard. Must be refrigerated when opened. When near the last when it's thick pour in a large jar and sit in frigdge overnight then pour off all you can without sediment.

This recipe must be followed exactly as written.

I (mary McPherson) use a granite preserving kettle (10 – 12 qts), 8 ounce measuring cup, small funnel and fine strainer to fill bottles.


The smell of the mixture alone has a wonderful earthy smell that makes you feel better even before drinking it. I also made this using 1oz of the mixed herbs to 4pints of water, to simplify.

sheep sorrel

The dosage is simply to pour 4tablespoons of the tea and mix with 4tablespoons of boiling water and drink this 1 to 3 times per day, without exceeding this dose. I found two cups a day great initially and then brought it down to one daily maintenance dose which later became weekly, but I wasn't dangerously ill when three doses per day is recommended.

I was able to order one kilogram of the mixed herbs for £35 a few years ago, or £4 for 4oz more recently, and as 1oz makes about 8 small bottles which last for 5-8days depending on dosage, you shouldn't have to pay an arm and a leg for it which is what I have seen being sold on the internet. Caisse Tea is something that you should really make yourself if you can or have made for you by someone you know because this seems to make it more potent, in the same way homecooked food always tastes better.
Indian/turkey rhubarb

Indian and Turkey Rhubarb are as far as I'm aware two names for the same thing.
To get more information on the history and types of illnesses it has helped this is the best site I have come across ( if you know of others please let me know and I'll update. Also see the film about Essiac in my
Health and Fitness Videos section, which shows Rene Caisse's story as she tells it as well as some of the many people she helped.

I know of one case where a women was being treated for cancer who also had diabetes. She recovered from both illnesses.

So I hope this serves you well. I know that Caisse Tea has helped myself and many friends get rid of persistent headaches, digestive troubles, sinusitis and skin conditions etc. Please let me know if it is of help to you or anyone you know. It is the most powerful herbal medicine I have yet come across for the range and severity of illnesses it helps.

slippery elm

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Achieve Everything in Five Simple Steps

Sunrise in the Auvergne
Now, I'm considering everything you can possibly do to change life for the better, the question is are you? So below I've listed the 'everything' I'm going to focus on here within my articles and videos. I've reached a point now where I'm having to do a bit of evaluation, a very necessary step in progression - especially in light of the fact that I've had to stay away for a while due to a shoulder injury. This was one of the 'positive' impacts of starting a new fitness program and spending too long on the computer. In my eagerness I forgot to include balance, and wound up with a torn muscle. To achieve an objective it's maybe better to do it in bitesize chunks. Yes, there might be a lot of bites, that amount to a large chunk, but bitesize is the key.

Be Self Sufficient in 5 Simple Steps
Food, water, housing, energy, transport

At the moment I'm eating locally grown food, using rain water and working on the solar water heater

Be the fittest you can be in 5 Simple Steps
Positivity, focus , using your body, fresh air, input (water & food)

I've slowed down a bit and have adjusted my exercise to include sport like swimming that strengthens the whole body in a more gentle fashion.

Being Positive in 5 Simple Steps
forgiveness ( what's done is done ), feeding the soul (mending broken bits), time, filling your head, big heart

Everyday I have to do battle with old habits and negative emotions that arise. Having been an 'ill' someone for much of my life I'm learning to chuck out this old 'identity' on a daily basis - which takes some imagination.

Overcome obstacles in 5 Simple Steps
determination, small steps, focus, practice, prioritising

I'm learning to do simple things regularly that are particlarly helpful to me, to my head
and my personality. For example I've made getting up at dawn more appealing because I go and take a photos of the sunrise and different things in the beautiful light that you only get at dawn.
So even before anything else I feel like I've done something constructive. It's true that the early bird gets the worm because I'm that much more fired up, clear headed and can get things out of the way that otherwise wait and wait.

Often things don't get done because we don't have a clear idea of the actual steps that are required; exactly which paperwork needs filling out, or who to contact for a business decision. So what could be a useful step waits and waits until we've missed the opportunity or the idea gets swept under the carpet.

I spend a bit of time sitting on the doorstep in the sun and the quiet, really chewing on those 'vague' ideas until they are a series of little do-able steps. Sometimes it's just about talking to the right people and it's always amazing how helpful they are when you finally get the wherewithal to approach them.

Get out of Debt in 5 Simple Steps
First look after your basic needs, have a money plan, turn debit into credit, patience, saving

Boy, this is an ordeal. I've avoided debt most of my life like the plague and consequently have zero credit rating because I've never had a credit card and therefore don't 'exist'. Funny that. Anyhow small debts that I have at present I'm oddly enough paying off in an alternative manner, both are to friends, which in hindsight isn't the best option because it puts money between you and your friend and this can in some cases be disasterous. However, one debt was accidental in that somebody paid for a flight for me, which I couldn't take and only afterwards discovered that there's no way to cancel or get a refund even months before the actual flight has taken off and I'm paying this off in therapeautic massage!
The thing I've discovered about debt is that it haunts you, it can make you feel like a slave to a place or a job, and sometimes it feels like a yoke you can never shake off. For many people the best option really is bankruptcy, and for others who can see a light at the end of the tunnel a money plan and loan management are the way to go. Also and this I strongly believe, it's important to have a bit of money that's not for bills/loans even if it's tuppence. This is your 'reliable' income and gives you leeway to deal with emergencies, get away from it all and generally have something to fall back on. It's a psychological boost to have this 'free' money and you should make a point of creating it by having a garage sale, doing some out of work consultation or making and selling jam. It's for you, not the bank, nor the investors, you and you deserve it. This is such a huge step in turning around the debt mentality.

Owning property in 5 Simple Steps
Co-operatives, Trusts, Companies, Co-housing, Ecovillages

I don't own any property, yet. In Britain to get a home you're looking at £250 000 for something that isn't a one bedroom ----hole. That's a quarter of a million pounds and is utterly ridiculous. So my short/longterm plan is to buy a cubbyhole, and get my foot in the door of the property market and roll from there. It isn't to pay rent (like a stream of endless outgoings) to a landlord so they can keep their foot in the property market on the back of my work. I'd rather live with my folks and funnily enough... Anyhow, i'm certainly not the only one. I have also in my life lived in a housing co-op, with a land trust, at an ecovillage, in a squat, with friends and strangely enough rented my own place, as well as under a cart, in a hammock and in a snow hole on a glacier. The comfortablest place believe it or not has been the hammock.

Make money in 5 Simple Steps
Making value, what problem can you solve?, turning action into a habit, breaching your comfort zone, timing

Well, this has certainly had my brains a whirring. I have finally given up the ghost of ever being employed in a low wage job again. One, it didn't suit me, two, it didn't suit me and three, it didn't suit me. Seriously, I have slowly over the years degenerated into the worst minimum-wage employee ever, in my opinion. Even if managers have thought otherwise, I have so had it with working stupid hours turning into a moronic person who dusts, waits and is continually obliging for people on the 'otherside' for nothing but someone elses room to live in, in a house I can't do anything to and for an hourly wage that I can't afford to buy a Harry Potter book with. Consequently, I'm having to do something else instead and why not? I don't have kids or other responsibilities which would force me to reconsider getting up at 5am to clean offices (and very laudable to if you're an office cleaner). My savings have almost dried up so I'm writing my little heart out, endeavouring to create a valuable positive life enterprise (cue loud and raucous applause).

Creating Multiple Income in 5 Simple Steps
Turning dreams into reality, zero income - multiple income, land based/cyber space or both, hard copy, graft

Don't just consider one value that you have, consider all of them. There's probably something there that would be a gold mine, brainstorm everything that could earn you some money.
Maybe you started off cleaning cars, or clearing tables, then you did a bit of computer consultation - there's three things already. Use all of them.

Make your own Energy in 2 Simple Steps
vitality and knowlege = electricity!

Don't neglect what gets you from A-B. Your feet, your food, your fuel. Seriously investing in yourself in a physical manner by looking at your fuel use and what other options are there could save you a mint and leave you with spare bill free time. I'm concentrating on building my health at the moment both mentally and physically and my wealth and then I'll be at the stage where I can consider this step even more.

Ecological Restoration in 5 Simple Steps
Energy reflects natural cycles, closing the loops, house by house, street by street, D.I.Y ?

In someways this is similar to the last step except it's looking at widening your circle of positivity to include your wider physical and social environment. All of us impact our own lives and this has it's own kind of impact on those around us, often when the way clears ahead of ourselves, so someone else will see a way through their own life. I call this ecological restoration because our old way of life has caused the natural balance to be way off with all of it's consequences and as we implement some physical changes in our bodies and in our homes that reflect a natural cycle so we contribute as a stabilising factor to ourselves, our family's and the planet. You don't have to be a Naturalist to understand the water cycle, the life cycle, or the food cycle. As a human being you're born with the instinct to detect and understand the connections between all things. Even if all you've been able to detect is that there's something not right with your world, that something's missing, then it's clear that your switched on and in working order. It's only a series of small steps further to being the change you wish to see in the world.
sunrise horses

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