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On Asking Questions and Positive Change

Hello 2011

Have a Blustery New Year

 

So much has already happened to start 2011; so many opportunities and reasons, so many catalysts to encourage us to take a fresh look at life with both un-jaundiced eyes and mind. We’re receiving wake-up calls that prompt us to ask the long stifled question, “where do we go from here? Can we do better? Can we live better? Can we heal and be well?”

The word “shocking” has become the unexpected intruder in the unfolding history of this young year. Unexpected perhaps, but the events are all catalysts for each of us to ask probing questions.

 

Starlings die in Arkansas.

Starlings mysteriously fall dead from the sky in Arkansas.

 

With birds falling from the sky and fish die offs in the U.S. and around the world…

 

Worldwide locations of mass bird and fish die offs.

 

We search for causes, offering everything from fireworks and cold weather to HAARP emissions and the loop current as the answer…

But the mystery lingers…

Mystery, i.e., our inability to make sense out of a phenomenon, experience, or concept with understandings presently thought to be true, serves as reminders that we don’t know everything yet, and catalysts to stay open and keep asking questions.

We must ask questions if we are to change our attitudes, to change our behavior, and hence, our experience.

We don’t question human behavior nearly enough. In fact, we oftentimes tell ourselves that we (or they) can’t change. However, there’s a big difference between “can’t” and won’t. The only way to know the difference, is accepting that positive change is possible. The alternative, is to go dumb, or numb.

Then, just when we become comfortable in our numbness to bad news, another event happens close to home that we just can’t ignore, making us ask questions again.

My heart goes out to those who were involved in, and affected by the shooting of U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords in Tucson (1/8/2011), which is just down the road from me.

The President and First Lady pay their respects to the Fallen in Tucson

The President and First Lady pay their respects to the Fallen in Tucson

As much as we wish her a speedy and full recovery, who among us is ready to send healing wishes to the man who pulled the trigger? Is he not, and was he not already in dis-ease?

Is he not “one of our own” too?

Are we ready to celebrate the heroes and disown the villains, locking them up and throwing away the key, or putting them to death?

How’s that working for us?

Would it be better to punish him? Or would it be better to help him heal his heart so that we know that the “red zone enmity” that he sunk to won’t happen again from him?

If we can help him heal, then can we help other “red zone cases” that currently fill our prisons?

Jared Loughner

The smile can't cover up a deep-seated hurt.

 

 

If we heal just one such man or woman, then a blessing can emerge from this chaotic mess.

(Hint, it won’t happen via prescription medication or surgery.)

If we seek to punish alone, we’ll get more of the same.

Every moment, every event, and every experience that is not to our liking is a catalyst to ask the question; “is there another way of seeing and responding, that I might realize a new quality of change? Can healing come from this?” These are personal questions that can affect humanity as a whole.

U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords

Representative Giffords: Simply irrepressible.

 

Even the most tragic moments have within them the seeds of the greatest blessings and beginnings. They will grow based on the environment that we create around them. If we create an environment that nurtures greatness and actually heals dis-ease of all involved, then the fruits of our choices will eventually nourish us.

Asking the right questions and making inspired choices are the first steps that each of us can take.

Flooding in Australia

Nature works on a scale that is sometimes hard to imagine.

 

I reach out to the people of Australia’s heartlands, who are experiencing Mother Nature’s power first hand. This is not vengeance, but her need to “adjust” her settings. Brace yourselves for something wonderful; the new lives that you can create in your new world.

Haiti earthquake aftermath.

Devastation begins within, as does reconstruction.

 

I reach out to the people of Haiti. You were suffering from life before the events of January 12, 2010, only to see a bad situation turn worse in the ensuing year. My heart goes out to you.

Will you search within your own heart and allow heaven to emerge from your hell?

Money only brings palliative relief, and even that will be for a few. Only love can cure what ails you.

Gulf Oil Spill BPs Costs

This can be cleaned up naturally.

 

To my fellow U.S. citizens on the Gulf Coast who still endure the effects of the chemical desecration that was the Gulf Oil Spill treatment chosen by BP and the U.S. Government. A corporate decision made a bad situation worse, and efforts are still being made to cover it up.

Even as you cope with the tell-tale and obvious signs of disease, please know that you can heal yourselves, your children, and communities. If you do, you can show others the way.

Afghanistan war child.

Let's give him something else to look forward to.

 

To those around the world whose countries are torn asunder by war, whether cultural, civil and political, please know that peace is at hand; and that it begins with and through you. Will you make your desire to break the cycle of tragedy your reason to treat others the way you want to be treated, instead of reason to prey on innocents?

-  - Homeless man John Wayne and others wait in a parking lot near LP Field after Metro police had them move their possessions from under the Shelby Street Bridge. Wayne said police have been nice about giving them time to move. A recent count by a national organization found 1,542 homeless people living in Nashville in January 2005. -  -.JOHN PARTIPILO/THE TENNESSEAN

A home is not the true measure of a man's worth, for each is priceless.

 

To those who are in poverty. If you don’t see a wonderful bounty that is available just for you at the expense of no one else, then imagine it into being. Imagine yourself joyfully being part of its growth.

Man behind bars...

Beware of the habits we embrace, lest we believe they are us.

 

To those who populate our jails, please forgive us for shunning and fearing you. We have made you our problem. Let those who are ready to treat others as human, even in an inhumane place, raise their thoughts and set a new course of intention. You are where you are for a reason. Only by owning the choices that you made to get there, will you gain the power to liberate yourself, even while behind bars. What is the true warden, but fear?

 

Famine in Africa

Famine is a state of mind that can be changed.

 

We complain about the darnedest things. We see our troubles as the worst there could ever be. Yet, we don’t know jack about troubles. Someone, somewhere always is experiencing something that would immediately make us feel grateful for the troubles that we have, and maybe even consider that we can fix them.

The world that we live in is one of our creation. Limited resources and availability, haves and have-nots, poor and rich, heroic and villainous, healthy and diseased, are all states of one humanity, and we are all capable of experiencing any or all of these expressions. We are also able to change any, if we ask heart-felt questions, and are willing to see new ways.

The Road Ahead

What lies ahead depends on how you see it.

Take a look at the image… how do you see it? Is the sun rising? or is it setting?

The answer depends on your point of view, which only you can change.


BP’s Myopic Vision: Unnecessary Environmental Damage as Simple as ‘1, 2, 3′

Britich Petroleum's logo

Not the "green" that we asked for.

There’s an emergency in the Gulf of Mexico, still. Even with the wellhead apparently capped, there is a state of emergency.

This evening I watched a documentary on the National Geographic Channel about the progress that has been made in the Gulf, including the apparent success at finally capping the well. Yet, while the work that is going on down there — by the workers at least — is sincere, the prognosis that the public is left with, is bleak.

It doesn’t have to be that way.

BP’s obsession with collecting the oil is (1) myopic, (2) short-sighted, and (3) doing far more harm than good.

It is myopic because they appear to be focused only on collecting oil. They appear to be working hard to “do the right thing” by the people of Louisiana, and the other Gulf states, but they’re not.

A large booty of loose oil has been released into the Gulf of Mexico. They are intent on collecting as much of it as possible. However, by taking this tact, BP is actually making a bad situation worse by applying the toxic dispersant, Corexit, in the deep water. They are employing no effective methods on the shorelines, estuaries, or inland waterways. Effective, in my definition, would mean neutralizing the contamination and restoring the environment to a life-sustaining state, via bioremediation.

As a response strategy in an emergency like this, it would be far better to accelerate the restoration of balance in the Gulf marine and shoreline environment  so that the fishing industries can recover quickly, than to further complicate things by introducing millions of gallons of more toxic materials, and prolonging the remediation process.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been emasculated as this story has unfolded. An advisory issued to BP two months ago to use less toxic materials, only a few weeks after the initial explosion, has essentially fallen on deaf ears. Each day, a C-130 tanker loaded with Corexit lifts off and spreads the poison wherever an oil slick is spotted. The chemical will eventually make it into the food chain, as well as into the inland environment. And it’s all unnecessary.

BP is short-sighted because by focusing on oil collection making the health of the environment appear to be a non-factor — not even an afterthought — they are needlessly jeopardizing the health of Americans, plus the local international community, and people around the world.

The water that we see in the Gulf doesn’t simply reside there, like some big bathtub. It travels great distances and depths around the planet, driven by currents. The currents are necessary to the health of the planet, and every living organism, both marine and terrestrial. BP’s engineers apparently didn’t learn that in school. And apparently, neither did ours.

BP’s non-responsiveness to the primacy of the environment’s health and safety is an affront to the citizens of the United States and every nearby country. The U.S. government’s allowing BP to be so indifferent to the environment’s health indicates either complicity or equal ignorance. Neither option is reassuring.

There is no good reason that bioremediation should not be used on oil that has reached the shoreline and entered wetlands and estuaries. People in shoreline and beach areas from Louisiana to Florida are at risk from the effects of the chemicals in the water. This risk would be significantly mitigated with bioremediation.

Yet, since the public does not drop dead on first exposure to these toxins, which are delivered many miles away and appear to have no direct connection to physical ill-effects, BP can rely on plausible deniability to keep some of their claim expenses down. That’s another reason why BP’s current methods and practices, supported by our own Federal Government, is doing more harm than good.

Plausible deniability can always be the fallback strategy, where the origin and cause of diseases that begin cropping up months and years down the line are called into question, and treatment methods employed are just as ineffective as the remediation. We’ve seen it too many times not to know that it’ll happen again.

But let it be said here; the effects of toxic chemical treatment are not limited to oil. They effect life. And we are connected to life. If marine life is adversely affected by the materials released in the seawater, then human life will be. The death of the fishing industry in the Gulf of Mexico is evidence that marine life has been adversely affected by this event. We can no longer fool ourselves into thinking that only jobs are at stake. The consequences go far deeper and broader than that.

Fortunately, we can fix the environmental damage, must faster than the documentaries and news reports are leading us to believe.

This is what I felt like saying after watching the National Geographic program.

The change that we seek may have to begin with individuals who need bioremediation on their property or in their area, working with individuals or groups representing a SAFE, non-toxic approach).

Listen to my recent conversation with Joseph Johnson on bioremediation. [Please notify me if the link is broken.]


All the News that’s fit to DELETE!

CNN "Page Not Found" Screen

Perhaps it's best that they pulled it.

It took me three days to produce and publish this video, but the delay helped me see what may be a more disturbing trend.

Amid the rancor and ruckus of shock, turmoil, and indignation about the Gulf oil spill and (lack of) cleanup operations, we now have a case of disappearing news. A story that appeared on CNN.com on July 3rd titled, “EPA scientists discuss chemicals used to break up oil in Gulf,” was sent to me Sunday (July 4). I took some exception to the inane suggestion, attributed to the EPA, that, when not mixed with oil, dispersants like Corexit® 9500 “did not significantly affect the endocrine systems of marine life.” That this vague example of non-information was being presented as having a measure of scientific validity was enough for me to pull out the video camera, press the Record button, and vent.

Life being what it is these days, it still took some time to view, edit, and then produce the video. So it came as somewhat of a surprise when I looked for the article on CNN.com’s site, it was nowhere to be found. Either someone took exception to them letting it out that over 20,000 gallons of Corexit is still being pumped into the Gulf (over 1.6 million gallons to date), or perhaps an editor realized how inane the EPA’s statement (and Coast Guard “talking point” response) sounded, and decided to spare us.

It’s good that I printed out a copy of the article.


Imagining New Outcomes For the Gulf

A bird's eye view of the Gulf

A bird's eye view.

How we look at the Gulf oil spill event depends on how we see ourselves and our own capability (or incapability). In general, it’s not a pretty picture. Mainstream and “independent” pundits all vie to be the first to tell you the latest information on how bad things really are that “isn’t being reported.” Okay, so now they’ve brought you the new latest worst information, what do you do? In their zeal to inform you through fearful lenses, they contribute to the likelihood of the feared outcome.

Since the worst has not happened, there’s no guarantee that it will. However, this is a great opportunity to give some thought and energy to potential desired outcomes imagined, and imagined.

What if what eventually happens in the Gulf, as it is in life, was a result of how we imagined it? Does it absolutely have to be one way or another? It will be one way. In other words, we will experience one outcome. However, does that mean that the other did not happen, since some people will have imagined it? Or does it mean that each individual experiences what he or she most relates to?

I ask the question because if we live in a realm of infinite possibility, which I believe that we do, then all potential outcomes are viable, and equally in potential. Determining what will be doesn’t have to be a popularity vote either. We tend to be oblivious to the contribution that our suggestibility may make to the actual unfolding of certain events. They happen in what appear to be a linear progression, like dominoes tripped along a very specific line. However, I believe that the choice, fueled by our beliefs, determines the line of outcome. In spite of what the pundits say, this is a great time and place to put our heartfelt feelings to work.

Now, more than ever, is it time to choose the Gulf outcome you most relate to. I see bioremediation in the Gulf’s future, which will safely accelerate the normalization process. I also see the hemorrhaging of oil stopped. While I’m aware that other methods that haven’t been tried are available, I don’t have to know how it happens in order to see it resolved, and feel the relief.

In spite of what the pundits say, the volcano under the Gulf of Mexico doesn’t have to erupt. The pressure can be relieved. The coastlines do not have to become dead zones. Although we may have a clue, we don’t really have to know or care how.  Instead of being sure that it is impossible (as some scientists will resolutely assert), we would allow that our desired outcome is possible. All we would do, as conscious creators of our experience, is imagine the outcome of our heart’s desire already done.

Furthermore, we don’t need to amass power through numbers. No need to tie the success of this exercise to indiscriminately enlisting or recruiting others… especially disbelieving ones. No need to convince anyone of anything. Simply imagine life as we would most joyfully see it, sending that wave of information and energy out through our hearts.

That’s all.


Healing the Gulf as Prelude to Paradigm Shift in Health Remediation

BP Deep Water Horizon image

Albert Einstein has often been quoted as saying that you can’t solve a problem while thinking at the level of the problem. That statement has never been truer than in the present Gulf oil spill debacle. The problem is that BP, and its entire supporting infrastructure, which includes the petrochemical industry, various centers of academic influence (otherwise known as “leading universities”), and various branches of science, such as microbiology and engineering, have contributed to the current mess.

The current mess is that we have a high percentage of people who are used to seeing the problem as insurmountable, a conclusion supported by how ineffective known and accepted methods have been. They believe that they are right. Even though more effective solutions are available, current beliefs make for minds that are closed to “out of the box” thinking, which can easily be rationalized away by something as trivial as mere obscurity. If millions of research dollars haven’t been thrown at a “problem,” then the solution can’t be real, they tell themselves. Yet, hundreds of millions, even billions can be thrown at the Gulf of Mexico for remediation. However, unless it is toward an effective remediation method, it, and our planet will die.

I say this with a clear picture of an effective remediation method, so I am not painting a picture of gloom or doom. Indeed, when you gain a new perspective, things that were once fear inducing now look like grand opportunities.

Unaccustomed to seeing anything other than a chemical approach to remediation as effective (although it isn’t really), the vast majority of the people in BP’s employ have had a fairly narrow list of treatment options to choose from. This includes the academic and independent research communities, that have directed the thrust of their research toward nanotechnology, genomic studies, and other forms of patentable, expensive, untested, and not yet relevant pursuits.

The general thinking is that if this large body of “experts” haven’t embraced it, then it’s not viable. We now know that the best approaches often have little to do with the number of adherents. Ask the people, if they will talk to you, who have restored their health from such conditions as multiple sclerosis, diabetes, AIDS and cancer if they took the standard treatments. Those that I have either spoken to directly, or heard about, followed a course that would most likely be subject to question if not ridicule by mainstream health practitioners. Yet, the mainstream group continues to limit themselves to expensive patentable solutions, steering clear of natural, and therefore not patentable options.

Now, in the Gulf, we have the entire medical scenario being played out before our eyes, with the same issues facing those seeking to remediate the situation as it would with someone who came into a hospital with a clinical problem. Currently, the system has tried chemical dispersants – which would correspond with the allopathic medical approach – to address the oil, only to make the environment worse.

A natural, non-toxic method, referred to as bioremediation, has been presented to certain powers-that-be who realize what continuation along the current path could mean, not only to the Gulf, but to the world. Quietly they have gained the attention and interest at the state and Federal level. Expect to see some announcement of this soon. ANY method that demonstrates success at remediating the oil, in deep water, on beaches, and in coastal estuaries, is going to be noticed. No one will be able to dismiss it for lack of a double-blind study, or clinical trial. If Nature can’t fix this situation, it can’t be fixed. A plan that can work is in the offing. The jubilation that looms after the Gulf of Mexico is brought back to health is only the start.

The real conversation… about health remediation, can then begin.


Cleaning Up the Gulf: More Thoughts on Bioremediation

Workers hired by BP rake up globs of oil, which have come ashore on the beaches in southern Louisiana, near Port Fourchon and Grand Isle. It coats the beaches, and each wave brings a new batch. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times / May 22, 2010)

Bioremediation is a term that should be search and researched by every human who is looking for workable solutions to our environmental problems, the Gulf oil spill being the latest. Problems have a habit of getting larger the more we ignore, excuse, or rationalize them. They don’t go away. Sometimes when faced with a problem, we truly don’t know we can do something better. That is why millions of people are taking various and sundry drugs to remediate medical problems. They are doing the best they think they can do, not knowing they can do something better; something that will actually work. The problem is compounded when the doctor who prescribed the drug, who was told, by medical guidelines, by The BOOK, that this IS the way to address that particular problem, or there will be professional repercussions to pay if you deviate from this guideline, often operates within that narrow range of options.

Our habit of using chemicals to remediate health problems began a few generations ago. The current “young” generation knows no other way. They don’t remember when milk was raw and unpasteurized. They don’t recall when water had no fluoride and little chlorine. For some time we have been led to expect that cancer is inevitable, to believe that bacteria that resist certain drugs are “super,” and therefore, unconquerable by us “mere mortals.”

Ours has been the perfect generation of patients. Malleable, accepting of the concept of medical infallibility. Government agencies such as the FDA do their part to help keep drugs in the forefront of consumer choices, charging HIGH prices to confer their “Approval” to those that can afford it, and approving cancer products that don’t help cure it.

Drugs will cause a change in various symptomologies, but they are NOT curative. The FDA either doesn’t know what actually brings about a cure for cancer, or it isn’t telling. Yet, it has a fairly consistent history of going after, and making life hard for people (Harry Hoxey), products (Dinshah Ghadiali), or technologies (Raymond Royal Rife) that actually do help facilitate cures for such conditions.

Health Canada (the FDA counterpart up north), issued an “advisory” recently against the use of MMS, the “miracle mineral supplement” pioneered by Jim Humble. Citing two complaints, the agency has advised one (U.S. based) MMS supplier to stop selling the product to Canadians. Spain followed suit a short time after, banning the sale of MMS in that country. If they are really looking out for the public, these agencies aren’t functioning in the public interest.

I called Health Canada and spoke to someone in the media relations department, and asked whether they had done any research into the beneficial outcomes people have reported using MMS. The representative said that he wasn’t personally familiar with it, and asked for some time to get “up to speed” on the subject. He did say that Health Canada has rigorous standards in place to ensure that any product offered to the public be safe and effective. He said that the onus is on the manufacturer to make sure that the research has been done.

I told him that this works fine for companies that have patentable products (that may or may not actually help solve medical problems), who are able to pay the many millions to support the application and certification process. However, many products that are natural, not patentable, for which no one company can claim “eminent domain” and are highly effective, do not economically support the high costs of certification. Canada may be different, but this is certainly not possible with the FDA. So these products become “outlaws” by default, as well as by the medical industry, which has been literally “bought and paid for” by the pharmaceutical industry. In the public mind, supported by a docile and addicted mainstream media, only drugs are to be trusted to remediate health concerns and pathologies, and that is the exact opposite of truth, and the crux of the human health dilemma today.

So we are where we are, and that’s okay. Fortunately, there are other sources of information. (You found this one, didn’t you?)

Bioremediation is the answer to the situation in the Gulf of Mexico. It is also the answer to the situation in the Gut, or any place within the body that is out of balance, and therefore, in ill health. Balance is the key.

Below is a video rendition of my Talk For Food show, without the commercial spots, and with every stutter and pregnant pause.  My guest is Dr. David Kamnitzer, D.C., of San Diego, in what, I felt, was a rare and beautiful conversation. They’re all beautiful, but there was a poignancy about our exchanges that, I felt, was and is extra special… enough to impose my “nose to camera” on your video screen. You can always just listen, or count the hairs on my beard when I jabber. :-)


Oil Remediation: A NON-TOXIC Approach

From here it still looks beautiful, but to marine life, it's deadly.

From here it still looks beautiful, but to marine life, it's deadly.

The Gulf oil spill of 2010 can become the latest biggest disaster in recent history, or our greatest blessing. We get to choose. Most writers, pundits, and commentators will tell you about the disaster and how bad it’s going to be. Here you’ll hear about the blessing. I’ll tell you now; if we follow the line of remediation that is being followed right now, the latest biggest disaster will be ours. Bigger ones will follow. However, if we choose a different path, which I firmly believe enough people actually want to do, then we’ll reap benefits that heretofore we’ve only dared to dream of privately.

Without going into a lot of detail here, I’m simply going to take this opportunity to introduce two men who, together, represent the kind of thinking, along with the products and services to back it up, that can truly turn the Gulf Oil disaster into a hiccup that did no lasting harm. In addition, their remediation strategy would not the waters in the Gulf of Mexico from becoming a dead zone, it would return it to its LIFE SUSTAINING state.

The men are Jerry Bakke, who runs Organic Miracle, Inc., of Muskogee, OK, and Joseph Johnson, Chief Operating Officer of ABC Organics, Inc., of Port Hueneme, CA. You’ve met Joseph before in two of my recent videos on the effects that PHOTONIC water  (www.photonicwater.com) transformation technology has had on one of Joseph’s client strawberry fields. I also had Joseph as a guest on a recent episode of my radio show, Talk For Food. He represents the kind of inquisitive original thinking that is too often missing on our college campuses these days, which too often stress conformity over originality.

Jerry Bakke, owns a large parcel of mineral rich land in the Southwest United States, soon discovered that, when prepared a certain way and applied to diseased land, plants, or waters, dramatic improvements tended to happen. Imagine the quandary a citrus grower with diseased trees might have. Do you cut it down, or nurse it to health? That is, if you can find out what’s wrong. How much time and money does it take to turn things around, especially when we turn to chemicals to try to solve the problem. Bakke witnessed, time and time again, problems going away and health returning when his products were mixed with water and sprayed on the target. Worked like a miracle, so the name Organic Miracle seemed appropriate.

Enter the Gulf oil spill.

We’re loading a living sea with more chemicals, killing off miles upon miles of marine life, apparently oblivious to the effect that this devastation will have on humanity. One video on Fox Business is asking the question whether the Gulf oil spill will kill future oil drilling. When that is the extent and depth of one’s world view, the world is in jeopardy. Fortunately, theirs is only one perspective.

I sat down recently with both Jerry Bakke and Joseph Johnson and asked them about their collaboration. Below is a video beginning. There’s far more to be said on this subject, some from these gentlemen, and from others. But we’ve got to begin seeing the life sustaining solution as the only viable solution to sustain life. As “bright” as we think we’ve become, until life enhancement becomes our focus rather than damage control, we merit low grades in our studies in the school of life.

Jerry Bakke’s site is: www.buildingabetterworldgreen.com

More about the blessing will follow.


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