Experience the Good

In reading my book this morning I ran across something that, while my Inner Being obviously  knows this, my “human” being has not quite grasped it, but it is simple and beautiful…

“The world starves in the midst of plenty, weeps in the midst of joy.  Yet the Eternal Manna has never ceased to fall.  The fields of God are ripe unto harvest.  The garden of your mind was planted by a Wisdom superior to yours.  Enter in and possess the Promised Land.  When you accept in simple faith, you shall receive.  When you knock in child-like belief, the door will be opened.  What you seek with enthusiastic acceptance, you will find.”  This passage comes from the book “This Thing Called You” by Ernest Holmes.

Go through your day’s journey with the knowledge that you are in control.  Negate negative thoughts and accept the truth…You are the children of a MOST Divine Creator, and in that, you possess that inheritance…the same inheritance that Jesus/Yahushua spoke so often about.  Remember always he told you that you could do all things, if only you believe…You can do what he did, and more, if only you believe…

I think these days we are bogged down with someone else’s experience…someone else’s reality…and we forget we have our own.  Don’t let someone else’s “stuff” cloud, or crowd, your own stuff.  Try to approach every thing as if it is, not just yours, but THE very first experience with it.  You might be surprised at the outcome!

May you experience all the richness of Spirit today, as you move through your day’s journey…love, peace, joy…with the realization that you are not alone!

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Lessons: Enjoying Another’s Humiliation

It’s amazing how, if we are paying attention, we truly can learn lessons from anywhere.  I do not watch television very often, but a new roommate watches non stop.  Today before lunch, this person was watching America’s Funniest Home Videos.  I didn’t even know that show was still on! For whatever reason, I never really cared for it even when I did watch television.

Since the kitchen is near the living area, I could not only hear it, but see it, at times.  The lesson sprang to mind as I listened to my room mate laughing at someone’s video taped misfortune.  It escaped me for a bit, as I wasn’t really paying attention, then I realized, not all, but much of this show revolves around humiliating instances in someone else’s life.

While we shouldn’t take life SO seriously, should we really be laughing at someone else’s humiliation?  If you believe in Karma, what are you setting yourself up for?  While others who had joined us for lunch were getting a laugh at some of the things going on, it dawned on me…if that was happening to you, you would not think it so funny!  Sure, some of these people were making weird choices and some were even getting hurt, but an audience full of people, as well as a few people in this living room, thought this pain was funny.

Any of us who have experienced karma at work knows this cannot be a good thing.  And, any of us who believes you get what you put out there knows what is about to happen in some of these people’s lives…

Our lives are precious and people need encouragement.  Will this somewhat innocent form of eavesdropping cost us spiritually?  After all, it is meant as fun.  Or, have we turned into a society that gets our kicks from someone else’s misfortune?  AND, just how much of this type of behavior do we participate in in person?

But, you don’t have to believe in karma to realize you get what you put out.  All you have to realize is that if you are being loving and nurturing to others, well, isn’t that what Yahushua (Jesus) taught us to do?  Love our neighbor as ourselves?  If we truly love ourselves, we would not treat ourselves in a humiliating manner…so we wouldn’t treat our neighbor that way, either!

We are our Creator’s child, and as such, we have a responsibility to treat each other with respect, to be nurturing of each other’s spirit and to support each other in all we do.  Our goal is to live, be happy, and hopefully healthy, be productive, but it seems enjoying someone else’s misfortunes doesn’t fit in with that…

I say, be careful what you put out…it might come back to bite ya!

Changing Your Perception

In the Bible we are told not to ramble on when praying.  We are to say our piece and get on with our lives.  Short, precise words are the ticket.  The more confusing the prayer, the more chance that it can be confused!  That’s not to say Our Creator would confuse that, but if you, like many others, believe your power is in your thought, then confused thoughts breed confusion of action!  One of my favorite spiritual teachers and authors, Ernest Holmes, taught that thoughts are things, and when put out there are acted upon.  To change your situation, you need to change the way you THINK about it.

Some of us wonder why we are in the positions in which we find ourselves.  “What did I do to end up like this?  God must really hate me for this to have happened to me.”  Sometimes it is over the death of a loved one.  Sometimes it is a financial situation.  Sometimes it is a relationship.  Sometimes it’s a loathed job.   Why do we automatically assume God had anything to do with that?

There are a couple of things we must understand.

First, you only control you…You cannot control the thoughts, decisions and deeds of another.

Second, Our Divine gave all of us free will.  We each have the ability to act and react.  And, again, we have the responsibility for ourselves.

Thirdly, we either take control of our lives or we don’t.

At any time we feel ready, we can start a journey of discovery to find out how we came to be where we are in our lives.  If we find ourselves in a particularly rough spot, we need to ask ourselves some particularly hard questions.  But we MUST be honest to get useful answers.

What decisions did I make in my life to bring me to this particular place?

Is this place in which I find myself beneficial in any way?  Are their lessons needing to be learned?

Can I make a new decision right now to change the course of my life?  Will I follow through on that decision, once it’s made?

Am I willing to make a new determination, at any time, if the previous one proves to take me in a wrong direction?

Again, remember, you are only responsible for you.

Many times, before a long journey by car, I visualize the entire journey to my destination, the drive, the potential stops, and the arrival, usually the day before I am to leave.  That visualization is comforting, as I see exactly what I want it to be.  We can do the same in our lives.

Maybe you are unsure what you want to lie ahead of you in your earthly journey, but you can visualize calmness in your decisions and spirit.  You can realize that whatever comes up for you is an opportunity, either to grow or to change a thought or decision for a better growth.  Throwing your hands up in the air in despair should never be an option.  Why?  Because THAT is the condition you are putting on your day…despair.  That is the thought that goes forth from you and becomes something.

Many people meditate and others pray.  Others believe in energy and others believe in other things.  There is no wrong way to go about your desire to see results, except one, hurting another expression of Our Divine.

The key to getting where you want to go is to simply start…Many teach to pray without ceasing, and like I have said before, the more you think positive thoughts, the more you will find your mind just goes with it.  It becomes automatic in your subconscious.

As an expression of Our Creator, you are a blessing to humankind that carries a piece of Our Creator inside your very being…Do you understand how awesome you are?  Better yet, do you understand the power you possess?  Go into the world every single day knowing you have the power to change your life…Live your expression to the fullest.  If you find yourself on a path that is distasteful, unproductive or brings loathing, change your perception?  You CAN make that change.

May the many blessings you seek be a catalyst for your upward growth and may you relax into these blessings and allow them to fill up your life and heart.  May you always carry the love of our Blessed Creator with you and wear it proudly…May your love of Our Creator shine forth so brightly that those around you have no choice but to take notice…With Divine Love in our hearts, we truly are the ones we’ve been waiting for…Much love and light to you…

Growing Lessons

Hope your day is shaping up to be a rather nice one!  It’s hotter than usual here in the mid part of the country, as we are going on our 11th day of over 100 degree temps.  For some of you from the south, this is nothing new, for here it is…well…different.  And we have had no rain, at least where I am, for weeks.  Again, unusual.  BUT, the interesting thing is that as I was watering my plants this morning, I noticed something encouraging…New growth on all of my pepper plants!  Also, my tomato plants that I planted REALLY late are actually taking hold and growing nicely.  If I can keep them alive in this heat, they will grow and produce in the fall…so, again, nice!  My garden area does not get the proper sun, but I am thinking since the sun is so much hotter, that might not be such a bad thing!

Gardening, even in small ways, is such a learning opportunity!  And, from today, the lesson for my journey is this, even in the face of adversity, we can grow.  Even in the face of what appears to be a lull in our lives, we can still move forward.  The only thing holding us back is ourselves.  Truly, if the plants, in the face of such drought conditions, can continue to grow and even add new growth, then we, as brothers and sisters to the plants, can do this too!  (All life is all related, you know!)

It’s easy for me to imagine that the plants don’t over think things like we do.  It’s easy for me to see that, while things are rough for them now, they just say, “Yep it’s hot, but that won’t stop me from doing what I was put on this earth to do…grow!”  And we can learn from that!  Did we wake up this morning?  Yep!  SO, that gives us another day to work towards our goal…Yesterday is in the past.  Keep the lesson from yesterday’s decisions and live in the now, knowing you can change your way of thinking, the things you are doing and the influence with which you let others influence your life.  Your decisions can start over every single day, and if need be, find a different path that offers you different results, every day…

Don’t be a slave to old thoughts, past actions or past decisions.  Challenges are not obstacles unless you allow them to be… Wake up in the morning with a renewed sense of awareness…The knowledge that you CAN change your mind, do things differently and interact with life on this planet in different ways.  You are the key to YOUR future…If you have given up that power over you to someone else, well, take it back!  You truly are the one you’ve been waiting for and your world will open up for you when you embrace yourself.  So, what are you waiting for!?!

Blessings for your day, and weekend, next week, and always!  Much love and light to you and your family…May the blessings of Our Creator rain down on you until you have had your fill, and may it all happen for you again on every tomorrow!

Peace be with you

Beauty is in the…

We’ve all heard the saying, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.”  Literally, it means whatever one person sees as beautiful IS beautiful.  And we know this to be true, there are so many different attributes people see as beautiful, and they aren’t all the same!  Some people like blonde hair, others like red, brown and still others prefer brunette…straight, wavy, curly, long medium, short.  Some people prefer purple, others think green is the color, others like orange best.  Some people like muscular, other’s don’t.  People tend to a have vastly different criteria for what they believe is beautiful.  Another interesting saying is “Beauty is only skin deep.”   This one tends to refer to character rather than actual physical beauty.  And there are just as many personality trait favorites as physical ones.

We tend to think of beauty as something that is pretty, lovely, attractive and pleasing to the eye.  BUT, there’s more than just sight that needs to be pleased!  Let’s take a look at the actual definition of the word “beauty.”  Merriam Webster defines “beauty” as, “the quality or aggregate of qualities in a person or thing that gives pleasure to the senses or pleasurably exalts the mind or spirit.”  Add a definition for the word “beautiful,” “generally pleasing,” and you can get a sense that both words can also mean beauty with regards to something not necessarily seen, like beauty that strikes our mind, heart, soul, or maybe even our spirit.  I think we can all agree that what is generally pleasing to the eye is not always pleasing to these other aspects of our selves, and that’s worth noting!

Take for instance a beautiful plant or flower.  We expect it to be very wonderfully fragrant, but that’s not always so.  What surprises may lurk within the walls of a beautiful house, which could be hiding a money pit of repairs.  A nice looking car could cost us a fortune in repairs, as well.  Or, what about a beautiful person with an angry disposition?  All of these may be pleasing to the eye, but none would fulfill other parts of our being.  BUT, I think we could all agree that a sweet smelling flower, a nice sturdy home, a solidly built car or someone with a wonderful personality, regardless of outward appearance, can touch more than just our eyes, protecting us from disaster.  Also, looking past the aesthetically pleasing could reach our very soul and spirit…the true essence of who we are.  What can be more fulfilling than that?

We live in an age of where almost nothing physical is out of reach.  Car, home, things, person, but we are always searching, never satisfied.  Why?

We are complex beings and to satisfy us, we need more than beauty that we can see.  We need beauty that touches our mind, heart, soul…our spirit!  Wouldn’t the world be a much better place if we all started looking with not just our eyes, but our entire being?  Oh, what we would be able to sense…to feel on a cellular level!  Looking with just our eyes can be fun, but it can also be deceiving.  Looking with our entire being, now there’s how we will find true beauty!

Revelations to Start the Week…

May thanksgiving flow from your heart to Our Creator and our many brothers and sisters in this life.

May you find within your own soul the courage you seek, knowing you were designed in the image of supreme wonder.   May today find peace in your heart and love in every crevice of your being.  May this courage, peace and love reflect out to those whom you encounter, spreading Divine joy and comfort to all.

May you embrace and rejoice in your place as a child of Our Divine Creator.  May the understanding that you are Divine by right of creation, a child of Our Blessed Creator, be yours today.  You, as are we all, truly special.  May acceptance of who you are always help you understand that you are truly loved, regardless of how you are perceived in this earthly place.

Today, also understand that you have free will.  If you chose to ignore your Divinity, you are only doing harm to yourself.  The ones crossing your path, truly searching, will still find their divinity…

When you realize and embrace your Divine inheritance, may you have the courage to help others find theirs.  May we all understand the ability we have to assist others and strive to do so from a place of honest, deep concern and commitment to peace, happiness, joy, healing, light and love.

Today, may you realize YOU are who you’ve been waiting for.  May you TRULY embrace this knowledge, as only YOU can change your journey, should it need to be changed…May this day be filled with unending opportunities, and may you find the one you are searching for this very minute.  May the many blessings of Our Divine Creator encircle you today, this week, and always.  Halleluyah!

Reflection…

Life sometimes finds us at a crossroads,
no clear way forward or back.
Yearning for some new adventure,
seeking anything new.

Moving in a strange direction,
unsure what lies ahead,
we can find ourselves reflecting.
on “better times” we’ve had.

Fear of future happenings
can catch us unprepared.
Looking for something familiar,
stable, well comfortable anyway!

Thoughts of our precious babies,
bring on nostalgic glows.
Maybe a parent, or old friends,
favorite uncle, aunt or cousin.

Great times we’ve had in days gone by,
and we hope to have again,
makes us wary of uncertainty,
we shy away from the unfamiliar.

But, you’ll never know what lies ahead,
unless you venture forth.
Can’t let fear of the undiscovered,
keep us from pushing onward.

Reflection is a marvelous tool,
it keeps us humbled, and aware,
of where our journey started,
and how we far we’ve made it though.

But it can also weigh us down,
particularly if we let it.
So be aware the road lies ahead,
but cherish your rememberings.

Update: MI Dept of Natural Resources Responds…

I must admit, when I called the Gaylord Office, the fellow who answered the phone there was more than polite and listened to my concerns.  The lady who answered in Lansing was polite, but I could tell she was tired of dealing with the issue.  I repeat, though, she wasn’t rude.

I did write the Director’s office about the issue, not truly expecting a reply, because I figured they are swamped.   To my surprise, I did receive a reply.  In fact, I received two.

According to the responses, this was not a “bizarre new “Invasive Species Order” (ISO) that has suddenly declared traditional livestock to be an invasive species”  as Natural News would have you believe.  The response I received stats the order went into effect October 8. 2011, and they held off enforcing the law for another 6 months to allow farmers and ranches time to come into compliance.   Yet, it’s not an “old” order, either!

Under subsection 40.4 in the MI DNR Invasive Species Order talks about the offending swine:

(b) Wild boar, wild hog, wild swine, feral pig, feral hog, feral swine, Old world swine, razorback, eurasian wild boar, Russian wild boar (Sus scrofa Linnaeus). This subsection does not and is not intended to affect sus domestica involved in domestic hog production.

Now, that seems pretty general to me, but I could be wrong.  I don’t know much about swine.

Natural News, an organization for which I have a lot of respect, sensationalized their report further, by stating the farmers were forced to slaughter their “baby piglets in cold blood.”  Knowing the order was coming and allowing the sows to mate to produce more piglets is not the fault of the DNR.

That being said, if they are wild and tearing up the place, I MIGHT could understand the need to control them, given they carry diseases and destroy property, according to reports.  (And my understanding of that is bases solely on said reports.  IF it isn’t true, I can’t understand it!)

Still., the story seems to be two sided from both Natural News and the MI DNR.  We know how government operations go, from time to time, lacking respect for people and property, but the MI DNR SAYS they conducted no raids (Natural News reports there WERE raids).  On the other hand, the MI DNR says the inspections were “voluntary” and, for those who would not consent,  search warrants were acquired (Again, according to the MI DNR).  My one thought on this is, if the searches were truly voluntary, why would there be a need to get a search warrant?  That, alone means the searches were expected…which means they aren’t truly voluntary, now are they?  Tricky wording, but look at the facts, and you get the picture!

In my humble opinion, this comes down to our rights, with regard to pigs on the farms, and farming, in general.  Are we allowed to pursue our happiness or not?  If, in pursuing our happiness, we are responsible about the way we conduct our business, whose right is it to tell us what we can and can’t do, on our own property?  I say again, if the hogs are in the wild and are causing a major nuisance, then by all means, get rid of them.  BUT, if the farmer in question has chosen to raise these hogs, and has taken the responsibility to put up appropriate fencing, why make him get rid of stock that helps him make a living in times when livings are so hard to come by?

The whole story is still being revealed, but we need to remember, when we start outlawing the right of people to make their own decisions, and especially on their own property, where does it stop?  Where does government draw the line?  Today it is about invasive swine that the MI DNR says are dangerous to MI.  But, what will it be tomorrow?  And this is just the tip of the iceberg with regard to our rights…There is SO much going on all over, no one person can keep up with it…No one!

My advice for you is that you need to take a stand.  Maybe this isn’t your fight, but someday it might be.  IF you need help, wouldn’t it be nice to know someone will stand up for your rights?

Our rights are at stake…don’t you care!?!

I’ve tried to stay away from politics, but, unfortunately, politics won’t let me!  If we are going to be respecters of persons, we have to understand what’s at stake.  I am going to share this blog with you, as the information is important.

Our rights are at stake…don’t you care!?!
Debbie Lewis, Debbie@SecuringLiberty.com, April 18, 2012

There is a mess brewing all over this country, and it actually has been for some time.  More and more we see our basic rights being taken by a callus and over-reaching government bent on “controlling” things that are not part of there power to control.

In my city, Columbia, MO, there is a desire to “attract” businesses by what is commonly referred to as EEZ, Enhanced Enterprise Zone.  Sounds innocuous enough, right?  Well…before you say that attracting business is a great idea, and it is, please consider the methods by which they choose to do it.

Mark Flakne, president of Keep Columbia Free, was a guest speaker at our local Ron Paul meeting this past Monday evening.  He invited all of us to the City Council meeting, still in session after our meeting to support those against the “blight” designation and this EEZ business.  And this is not just local; it’s going on all over the country.  Just to make it simple, it seems local government wants to be able to take people’s homes and property to give it to local businesses OR entice new businesses to locate here.  Now, does that really sound like a good plan?  Read Mark Flakne’s latest article about this nefarious situation on Keep Columbia Free.

But, there’s even more.  All over the internet yesterday, and going on for a little while now, is information about the Michigan farmers who have had to “put down” their hog stock because the MI Department of Natural Resources designating the breed as feral and a danger to the state.  While that may be true, if you look into it, these farmers don’t seem to have their herds running willy-nilly all over the state.  They have them well fenced and are in the business of farming or game hunting.  Either way, it’s not our business, it’s theirs, their right to pursue happiness, i.e., provide for their own welfare.  Something, last I checked, is part of the very reason this country was founded.

Below is the article that has stirred up such a fuss.  It does a bit of sensationalizing, but then, taking away someone’s right to make a living is pretty strong stuff!  It would tend to bring out the fire in any of us!

NaturalNews exclusive: Michigan government unleashes armed raids on small pig farmers, forces farmer to shoot all his own pigs
Natural News
Mike Adams
April 16, 2012

NaturalNews can now confirm that the Michigan Department of Natural Resources has, in total violation of the Fourth Amendment, conducted two armed raids on pig farmers in that state, one in Kalkaska County at Fife Lake and another in Cheboygan County. Staging raids involving six vehicles and ten armed men, DNA conducted unconstitutional, illegal and arguably criminal armed raids on these two farms with the intent of shooting all the farmers’ pigs under a bizarre new “Invasive Species Order” (ISO) that has suddenly declared traditional livestock to be an invasive species.  Read More

Related: (The website to which they direct you if you call the offices)
MI Dept of Natural Resources
Feral Swine

Read More about the issue here (Be sure to watch the video on April 17):
Baker’s Green Acre’s Website

I, personally, called the DNR’s Gaylord and Lansing offices (Gaylord gives you the Lansing number, 517-373-1263). This is the contact e-mail info given to me for the DNR director, dnr-director@michigan.gov, and here is my letter:

To whom it may concern,

I read, with interest, the article on Natural News about the 2 farms that were ordered to destroy their hog/swine stock considered an invasive species.

I am not writing to attack or accuse this department of anything, but I would like some answers.  I have been in contact with your Gaylord and Lansing Offices, both of which were very helpful, and both been sent me to the Feral Swine page on the MI.gov site.

Posted on one of the farm owner’s sites is an e-mail from another farm owner stating that “After 8 guys 3 four wheelers, and 4 hours, DNR decided I was correct. I have killed all my hogs. They gave me papers that say I do not have any hogs on my property…They commented to everyone that they never saw a fence built so tough and no way would a hog get out of this area. I trenched 2′ then installed chain link fencing, then a 10′ high tightlock fence on top of that. ( 200 acre area ) They never saw a fence like that.  Emphasis is mine.

My question would have to be, if those hogs couldn’t get out of that fence, why have them killed?  That doesn’t make sense.  I could understand if they were running wild, but to deprive someone in the US, who has taken such precautions and responsibility, of the ability to “pursue his happiness” by providing for his family is unconstitutional and wrong.

I am certainly willing to hear your side of the story, but, again, I have read your web information.  That does not seem to apply to responsible farmers who have taken such precautions.

Consider this, if we, as a people, get in the habit of stopping someone from pursuing their happiness, especially when it does not infringe on our own pursuit, where will it end?  Sure, today it is hogs/swine that have been designated as feral, but tomorrow it could be anything!

Thanks for your time!

Debbie Lewis
Securing Liberty Radio

I am still awaiting a reply, although I’m not kidding myself; don’t truly expect to receive one.

Let’s shift our attention to the hubbub about raw milk, the farmers and in particular, the case of Pennsylvania Amish farmer Dan Allgyer.   While there is much going on in central Missouri right now about raw milk, because of an E. coli outbreak, they admitted Tuesday they have not confirmed the source of the outbreak.

Mr. Allgyer, however, has been a target of the FDA for a while now.  He has been suspended from sending raw milk across state lines.  While that sounds like it does fall under the government’s jurisdiction, “interstate commerce,” the people receiving the milk were actually part of a private buying club who purchased “cow shares” in exchange for the raw milk.  My question has to be, if I went to PA and purchased the milk for my own personal use, would I be allowed to cross the border back into my state with the milk?  AND, these people weren’t duped into purchasing these shares, as many of us are duped, or should I say scared, into taking government approved vaccines.  Both things go into our bodies, but has anyone ever checked the stats on raw milk poisoning vs. adverse reactions to vaccines?  Well, let’s see what I found with a quick search.

According to ProCon.org, and the CDC’s own website, there have been approximately 30,000 vaccine adverse reaction cases reported yearly since 1990, 10- to 15% of which are considered serious, even life-threatening or causing death.  When searching data on the VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System) website, to move on the actual Data page, you must first read and agree with, the Preceding Statement about VAERS Data, in which it states, “Underreporting” is one of the main limitations of passive surveillance systems, including VAERS. The term, underreporting refers to the fact that VAERS receives reports for only a small fraction of actual adverse events.”  And, let’s not forget to mention the 5,500 cases reported of a “causal relationship between vaccinations and autism” filed between 2003 and 2009.

According to the CDC’s own document, Nonpasteurized Dairy Products. Disease Outbreaks, and State Laws – United States, 1993 to 2006, of the “disease outbreaks” and 121 products observed for which the pasteurization information was known (both “fluid milk” and cheese products were involved), 60% of the outbreaks were from unpasteurized products.  While the report comments on the fact that there were 202 hospitalizations and 2 deaths related to the unpasteurized products, compared to the 37 hospitalizations and 1 death associated with the pasteurized products, it conveniently fails to comment on their own data that shows there was a 64% rate of associated illness related to the PASTEURIZED products…out of 4,413 illnesses, 2,842 were contracted FROM the pasteurized products.  Personally, I’d say that 2 deaths from consuming raw milk in 13 years does not make consuming raw milk that dangerous.  In their report about the dangers of raw milk, the FDA says that since 1998, “more than 800 people” have become ill from drinking or eating products containing raw milk.  In 2006, ALONE, the CDC reports there were over 800 cases of “disease outbreaks” from salmonella acquired from peanut butter or peanuts, yet you don’t here the FDA telling us not to eat peanuts!

SO, from this quick search of “official data,” we find there are 3,900 serious adverse reactions reported PER YEAR from vaccines vs. raw milk and its 1,571 associated illnesses, resulting in 2 deaths over a 13-YEAR period.  And we are going to run around attacking raw milk farmers because there MIGHT be a problem with the raw milk???  AND, in a free country (this country IS still free, right?), shouldn’t it be my choice what I consume, or put into my own body?  Yet, we are warned to stay away from raw milk and TOLD that vaccines are “mandatory” for our children to enter school.

Flashback to the row over Julie Bass, from Oak Park, MI.  Remember her?  After some work resulted in the digging up of her front yard, Ms Bass decided to plant several vegetable/herb gardens instead of replacing the grass.  The city decided she was in violation of a code that states there must be “suitable, live plant material” in your front yard.  To Ms Bass, veggies and herbs ARE “suitable.”  Apparently not so, according to Oak Park, which was threatening her with 93 days in jail over her veggies…on her own property…in her own front yard…

Go back just a little bit more to the FDA raid on Rawesome Foods, which happened on involve the MO farmers at Morningland Dairy.  This dairy, in business for 30-plus years with no complaints, was ordered to destroy their inventory with no proof of contamination.

We need to understand what is going on here…We are endowed with certain unalienable rights, among which is the right to pursue happiness, which, by definition, means to seek a state of well-being (being healthy), joy, good fortune, PROSPERITY.  I think we can all agree this includes being able to do what we like to support our families.  We are guaranteed the right to privacy and due process, as well.  When they start preventing us from those rights, and we let them, we are, in essence, giving in to their oppression.  Is that really what you want to do?  Are you really willing to give up the promise for which this country was founded?  Are you really willing to let this government become the tyrannical mess from which our founding generation freed us?

It behooves us, as the population of this country, to stand up for the rights of everyone.  If you aren’t willing to speak out for someone, or support their rights in some way, what happens when YOU need the support?  Don’t you understand what made this country so great from the beginning?  The promise of a population free from tyranny and oppression at the hands of a despotic government bent on keep us under their heel!  Please don’t tell me our founding generation died in vain for this country they so believed in, a country that could truly bring a new way of life to the planet, if only its own people would realize the importance of what is going on…I don’t think I could take it!

Need to know about your rights?  Check out Blood of Patriots or Don’t Tread On Me

 

Look, Listen, Learn

Everyone and everything has merit.  Just because you don’t get it or understand it, doesn’t mean there isn’t a message or lesson to be learned.  Even when things seem bleak there is always some knowledge that can be acquired, especially if you just take a few minutes to look for it.

Some people seem to be a waste of our time, but, have you ever truly wondered what their journey has brought them?  The life lessons of someone else could save you a whole lot of trouble!  Older people have experience on their side, while younger people have a fresh perspective.  Plus, you cannot know what insights someone else has just by looking at them.   BUT, people also perceive things differently, so someone else’s experience might not match yours.  And that is a lesson, as well!

The these “teachings” might have to do with joy, happiness, peace or patience.  It could be humility or compassion.  It could be contentment or mercy…or, it could be acceptance and love.  The truth is, you will never know if you aren’t open to it.  There’s always something to be learned.

And…sometimes YOU are someone else’s lesson…life’s not all about you…there are others sharing our planet, others having similar experiences and others linked to our journey.

The bottom line is, be open to the possibilities to learn something in everything you do, also remembering, you may be the chosen one to “teach” someone else…and even through all of that, you might be surprised what you learn!

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By suggesting reading and alternative therapies, we are not attempting to diagnose or treat any illness. Our suggestions are merely that, based on personal experience and research and should, in no way, be a substitute for medical advice.