February 2010


During Lucia’s first pregnancy in New Mexico she consumed milk products, at the behest of our midwives. This consisted of organic raw milk and yogurt.

Our newborn daughter was fed exclusively on breast milk. At first all was well; but not for long. During the day she was an extraordinarily contented child. But as the sun went down, the cramps began. She had terrible colic. Lucia and I took turns carrying her around each night for hours. Movement gave her some relief, while over time we became exhausted. When Amira was around three months of age, based on an intuitive hunch, I suggested Lucia stop consuming dairy. Within two days our daughter calmed completely. Colic became a thing of the past. We all were able to sleep properly again. We’d discovered the hard way that our child was lactose intolerant, even through her mother’s breast milk.

We began eating organic tofu and tempeh and making our own soymilk from organic soybeans. This latter exercise didn’t last for long. It was an onerous, time-consuming exercise. In the end we purchased soymilk instead. When our second daughter was born two years later she was also reared exclusively on breast milk. At birth we noticed some weakness in her bones. Once her teeth arrived, it was obvious they were not as strong as her sister’s.

 A year later we read the first articles condemning soy. I stopped eating soy products immediately. Lucia and the girls did a little later. The last product we still used until a few years ago (on and off) was Bragg’s Liquid Aminos. We wouldn’t use them now. I’d like to summarize some of the research on the potential hazards of eating soy. I know this may cut across the grain of what some readers may understand. Realize that much of the positive press soy receives is deliberately generated by those standing to gain the most from the sale of soy-based products. I urge you to make to make your own mind up. Your health is in your hands and in what you put in your mouth.

1. Gout is a common side effect of soy ingestion and is often mistaken for arthritis. If you have gout try stopping with soy and drinking lots of water. You have nothing to lose and it very well help.

2. Soy has an affinity for aluminum and extracts it from the soil. And when soy is subjected to an acid wash this often takes place in aluminum tanks. As a result soy milk contains 100 times more aluminum than raw cow’s milk. Aluminum has been implicated in many diseases including breast cancer.

3. Soy producers claim soy is a good source of calcium. Soy contains more phytic acid than any other grain or pulse. Phytic acid impairs absorption of all minerals, particularly calcium. So soy actually strips the body of calcium.

4. The enzyme inhibitors in soybeans block trypsin and other enzymes. This can cause serious gastric distress and reduced protein digestion.

5. Scientists have known for years that isoflavones in soy products can adversely affect thyroid function, resulting in autoimmune disorders and even cancer of the thyroid.

6. We’ve been led to believe Asians consume high quantities of soybeans. This is simply not true. Asians actually consume on average only 7 to 8 grams (roughly one quarter of an ounce) of soy a day, a tiny amount, and most of this is fermented.

7. Soy infant formulas contain huge amounts of corn syrup and sugar, both of which are developmentally debilitating.

8. Processed soy products contain an assortment of heavy metals known to cause neurological and physiological damage.

9. Soy has been proven to mimic estrogen, damaging the reproductive systems of males and females.

10. Soy can cause significant damage to the thymus, resulting in immunological failure and damage to the cerebral cortex of the brain.

The above research has been cited (with supported studies) in Nexus Magazine, Take Control of Your Health and Escape the Sickness Industry by Elaine Hollingsworth and an article by Gail Elbek in the Winter 2009 Edition of Wise Traditions ( an excellent quarterly published by the Weston A. Price Foundation) My thanks to all these trustworthy and courageous contributors to a healthier human race.

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I’ve always loved George Carlin. In university my roommate and I laughed uproariously while listening to George describe the seven words you can’t say on TV. George is dead now but I like to think he’s smiling down upon us and chuckling at our efforts to get on with it. This video is great and the words arrived in my inbox today.

Enjoy,

John

Do you realize that the only time in our lives when we like to get old is when we’re kids? If you’re less than 10 years old, you’re so excited about aging that you think in fractions. 

‘How old are you?’ I’m four and a half!’ You’re never thirty-six and a half. You’re four and a half, going on five! That’s the key. 

You get into your teens, now they can’t hold you back. You jump to the next number, or even a few ahead. 

‘How old are you?’ ‘I’m gonna be 16!’ You could be 13, but hey, you’re gonna be 16! And then the greatest day of your life

! You become 21. Even the words sound like a ceremony. YOU BECOME 21. YESSSS!!!

But then you turn 30. Ooooh, what happened there? Makes you sound like bad milk! He TURNED; we had to throw him out. There’s no fun now, you’re Just a sour-dumpling. What’s wrong? What’s changed? 

You BECOME 21, you TURN 30, then you’re PUSHING 40. Whoa! Put on the brakes, it’s all slipping away. Before you know it, you REACH 50 and your dreams are gone. You MAKE it to 60. You didn’t think you would! 

But wait!!! 

So you BECOME 21, TURN 30, PUSH 40, REACH 50 and MAKE it to 60.

You’ve built up so much speed that you HIT 70! After that it’s a day-by-day thing; you HIT Wednesday! 

You get into your 80’s and every day is a complete cycle; you HIT lunch ; you TURN 4:30; you REACH bedtime. And it doesn’t end there. Into the 90s, you start going backwards; ‘IWas JUST 92.’

Then a strange thing happens. If you make it over 100, you become a little kid again. ‘I’m 100 and a half!’ 
May you all make it to a healthy 100 and a half!! 
1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctors worry about them. That is why you pay ‘them.’ 

HOW TO STAY YOUNG

2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.

3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever, even ham radio. Never let the brain idle. ‘An idle mind is the devil’s workshop.’ And the devil’s name is Alzheimer’s. 

4. Enjoy the simple things. 

5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.

6. The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person, who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. Be ALIVE while you are alive. 

7. Surround yourself with what you love , whether it’s family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, wh atever. Your home is your refuge.

8. Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help. 

9. Don’t take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county; to a foreign country but NOT to where the guilt is.

10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity. : Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that  take  your breath away.

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I sometimes wonder how we got ourselves into this global silliness where so many of the things we wear and use are made in China and shipped in unbelievably huge container ships to destinations in almost every corner of the world. Famous brands are only rarely made in their countries of origin anymore.

As a consequence we’ve, in essence, exported many of our meaningful manufacturing jobs to China, India, and Southeast Asia. Unemployment grows in the West, the atmosphere, seas and earth get sullied with toxic chemicals and we all enjoy our electronic trinkets made largely from the by-products of oil. How sustainable is this?

I’ve just finished reading a book by Joe Bennett called, Where Underpants Come From. How’s that for a catchy and provocative title? Joe is a very funny writer in a Bill Bryson-ish way. He’s a popular columnist here in New Zealand (although his roots are in the UK and he’s lived five years in Canada). The subtitle to the book is From Checkout to Cotton Field – Travels Through the New China.

 As Joe Bennett points out the two Chinese characters for China represent the words Middle Kingdom. The Chinese have always been ethnocentric and, really, for most of the last two thousand-plus years they’ve led the world in innovativeness. The Chinese are not far from dominating world trade and commerce now. I encourage you to read Where Underpants Come From for a recent peak at the factories and life in the New China of today. You’ll laugh and you’ll wonder – as I do. Where is all this leading?

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This fascinating Voices from the North interview is with a man who prefers to be called just Doug. It is of his story with alcohol. It will open a few eyes. Both his mother and stepfather were in Alcoholics Anonymous so the tendency and the solution were there for Doug from the start. By high school he was drinking almost daily. Today he is living alcohol free and has dedicated his life to serving others with similar problems.

Listen to this inspiring interview for insight into the heart and soul of an alcoholic and the ability of Alcoholics Anonymous and the 12 Step Program to help those who are ready to help themselves.

Doug tells his story with refreshing honesty and he tells the story of how Alcoholics Anonymous began in a clear and accessible way. Listen to the complete interview below:

Alcoholics Anonymous has extraordinary success rate because it is spiritually based. It acknowledges that alcoholism is an allergy of the body and a compulsion of the mind. As Doug so clearly set me right, the will is not involved. The alcoholic accepts the need to hand his life over to a higher power because he can’t fix himself on his own. He’s asked the question, ‘Do you believe God could help if asked?’ If the answer is ‘Yes,’ then its time to ask.

The individual needs to make a thorough moral inventory. She needs to sit down with God and another person and turn over every stone and then express her willingness to allow God to accept her defects of character. A list of everyone harmed needs to be made and restitution attempted. This is critical. One of AA’s founders, Dr. Bob Smith of Akron, Ohio tried to go without restitution and it didn’t work.

Each person needs to review their day. Have they hurt, harmed or humiliated anyone? This is a form of continually auditing oneself. Upon awakening meditation and prayer is done to free me from myself or the ego.

And finally, the twelfth step involves carrying the message to other people. What has been given freely is passed on freely. The ability of the alcoholic to free himself from the compulsion to drink is partly brought about by helping others. Doug passed on the message beautifully in our interview. I look forward to his return to the show in the future.

Alcoholics Anonymous has something like twelve million members worldwide. Look in your phone for a toll free number to contact an AA chapter near you.

A related post is Alcohol: A Personal Perspective

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In 1854, the “Great White Chief” in Washington made an offer for a large

area of Indian land and promised a ‘reservation’ for the Indian people.

Chief Seattle’s reply, published here in full, has been described as the

most beautiful and profound statement on the environment ever made.

Chief Seattle Speaks

How can you buy or sell the sky, the warmth of the land? The idea is

strange to us. If we do not own the freshness of the air and the sparkle

of the water, how can you buy them?

All Sacred

Every part of this earth is sacred to my people. Every shining pine

needle, every sandy shore, every mist in the dark woods, every clearing

and humming insect is holy in the memory and experience of my people. The

sap which courses through the trees carries the memories of the red man.

The white man’s dead forget the country of their birth when they go to

walk among the stars. Our dead never forget this beautiful earth, for it

is the mother of the red man. We are part of the earth and it is part of

us. The perfumed flowers are our sisters; the deer, the horse, the great

eagle, these are our brothers. The rocky crests, the juices in the

meadows, the body heat of the pony, and man Ñ all belong to the same

family.

 

Not Easy

So, when the Great Chief in Washington sends word that he wishes to buy

our land, he asks much of us. The Great Chief sends word he will reserve

us a place so that we can live comfortably to ourselves. He will be our

father and we will be his children. So we will consider your offer to buy

our land. But it will not be easy. For this land is sacred to us. This

shining water that moves in the streams and rivers is not just water, but

the blood of our ancestors. If we sell you land, you must remember that it

is sacred, and you must teach your children that it is sacred and that

each ghostly reflection in the clear water of the lakes tell of events and

memories in the life of my people. The water’s murmur is the voice of my

father’s father.

Kindness

The rivers are our brothers, they quench our thirst. The rivers carry our

canoes, and feed our children. If we sell you our land, you must remember,

and teach your children, that the rivers are our brothers, and your, and

you must henceforth give the rivers the kindness you would give any

brother. We know that the white man does not understand our ways. One

portion of land is the same to him as the next, for he is a stranger who

comes in the night and takes from the land whatever he needs. The earth is

not his brother, but his enemy, and when he has conquered it, he moves on.

He leaves his father’s grave, and his children’s birthright, are

forgotten. He treats his mother, the earth, and his brother, the sky, as

things to be bought, plundered, sold like sheep or bright beads. His

appetite will devour the earth and leave behind only desert. I do not

know. Our ways are different from your ways. The sight of your cities

pains the eyes of the red man. But perhaps it is because the red man is a

savage, and does not understand. There is no quiet place in white man’s

cities. No place to hear the unfurling of leaves in spring, or the rustle

of an insect’s wings. But perhaps it is because I am a savage and do not

understand. The clatter only seems to insult the ears. And what is there

to life if a man cannot hear the lonely cry of the whippoorwill or the

arguments of the frogs around a pond at night? I am a red man and do not

understand. The Indian prefers the soft sound of the wind darting over the

face of a pond, and the smell of the wind itself, cleaned by a midday

rain, or scented with the pinion pine.

 

Precious

The air is precious to the red man, for all things share the same breath Ñ

the beast, the tree, the man, they all share the same breath. The white

man does not seem to notice the air he breathes. Like a man dying for many

days, he is numb to the stench. But if we sell you our land, you must

remember that the air is precious to us, that the air shares its spirit

with all the life it supports. The wind that gave our grandfather his first

breath also receives his last sigh. And if we sell you our land, you must

keep it apart and sacred, as a place where even the white man can go to

taste the wind that is sweetened by the meadow’s flowers.

One Condition

So we will consider your offer to buy our land. If we decide to accept, I

will make one condition: The white man must treat the beasts of this land

as his brothers. I am a savage and I do not understand any other way. I

have seen a thousand rotting buffaloes on the prairie, left by the white

man who shot them from a passing train. I am a savage and I do not

understand how the smoking iron horse can be more important than the

buffalo that we kill only to stay alive. What is man without the beasts?

If all the beasts were gone, man would die from a great loneliness of

spirit. For whatever happens to the beasts, soon happens to man. All

things are connected.

The Ashes

You must teach your children that the ground beneath their feet are the

ashes of your grandfathers. So that they will respect the land, tell your

children that the earth is rich with the lives of our kin. Teach your

children what we have taught our children, that the earth is our mother.

Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons of the earth. If men spit upon

the ground, they spit upon themselves. This we know: The earth does not

belong to man; man belongs to the earth. This we know. All things are

connected like the blood which unites one family. All things are

connected. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons of the earth. Man

did not weave the web of life: he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he

does to the web, he does to himself. Even the white man, whose God walks

and talks with him as friend to friend, cannot be exempt from the common

destiny. We may be brothers after all. We shall see. One thing we know,

which the white man may one day discover our God is the same God. You

may think now that you own Him as you wish to own our land; but you

cannot. He is the God of man, and His compassion is equal for the red man

and the white. This earth is precious to Him, and to harm the earth is to

heap contempt on its Creator. The whites too shall pass; perhaps sooner

than all other tribes. Contaminate your bed, and you will one night

suffocate in your own waste. But in your perishing you will shine

brightly, fired by the strength of the God who brought you to this land and

for some special purpose gave you dominion over this land and over the red

man. That destiny is a mystery to us, for we do not understand when the

buffalo are all slaughtered, the wild horses are tamed, the secret corners

of the forest heavy with scent of many men, and the view of the ripe hills

blotted by talking wires.

Where is the thicket? Gone.

Where is the eagle? Gone.

The end of living, and the beginning of survival.

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“In Search of Simplicity is a unique and awe-inspiring way to re-visit and even answer some of the gnawing questions we all intrinsically have about the meaning of life and our true, individual purpose on the planet. I love this book.”

Barbara Cronin, Circles of Light. For the complete review visit: http://www.circlesoflight.com/blog/in-search-of-simplicity/

“In Search of Simplicity is one of those rare literary jewels with the ability to completely and simultaneously ingratiate itself into the mind, heart and soul of the reader.”

Heather Slocumb, Apex Reviews

Yesterday I had the great privilege of interviewing 84-year-young energy healer and medical intuitive Geoffrey Morell on Voices from the North. Geoffrey is one of the founders of the Weston A. Price Foundation which has over 12,000 members around the world today.

Our interview, which I urge you to listen to, contains plenty of inspiration and food for thought (pun fully intended). Geoffrey takes on one of modern nutrition’s sacred cows—soy. He explains some of the dangers of soy ingestion including risks to fertility, mineral absorption and thyroid problems. He even mentioned the recent trend of feeding prisoners soy. You can read more on this important topic here.

For those of you that don’t already know, Dr. Weston A. Price was a highly respected dentist and nutrition pioneer whose studies of isolated non-industrialized peoples around the world established the parameters of human health.

Members of the Weston A. Price Foundation are entitled to receive the comprehensive 100 page quarterly journal, Wise Traditions. For more information please visit www.westonaprice.org. The magazine contains cutting edge health information and takes a no-holds-barred approach to the many myths foisted on the public by the various health voices in the world today.

Geoffrey says with assurance that we all have the ability to heal ourselves and others. He’d love to see more and more people developing their natural skills in energy healing. In order to be a healer you will have to abolish three things according to Geoffrey—ego, jealousy and hate.

He also would love to see all children entering school taught the following qualities: responsibility, reliability, respect, restitution and recreation. And by recreation he doesn’t mean sitting by a play station or computer playing games. He means healthy outdoor pursuits in contact with other people.

Geoffrey and the Weston A. Price Foundation advocate returning to the diet of our ancestors. I have a couple of questions about this. To eat meat requires so much more farmland and water than to eat fruits and vegetables. The world’s population is vastly larger than it was a few generations ago. Europe requires seven times its land area to produce the meat that it eats today. This implies that their food is grown somewhere else. I’m not convinced this is sustainable.

The other factor to consider is whether the bacon you buy today comes from an organically raised pig living outside as it would have been in the time of our ancestors. Most animals raised for food in North America at present are living in horrible indoor, hormone- and antibiotic-assisted conditions. Once again we have to seriously ask where our food comes from. When we do this we acknowledge our connection with our animal relatives on this planet and our decisions have an ethically based rather than ego (I want) based foundation. Think about that please. 

I’m sure Geoffrey Morell would agree.

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In Search of Simplicity is a unique and awe-inspiring way to re-visit and even answer some of the gnawing questions we all intrinsically have about the meaning of life and our true, individual purpose on the planet. I love this book.”

Barbara Cronin, Circles of Light. For the complete review visit: http://www.circlesoflight.com/blog/in-search-of-simplicity/

In Search of Simplicity is one of those rare literary jewels with the ability to completely and simultaneously ingratiate itself into the mind, heart and soul of the reader.”

Heather Slocumb, Apex Reviews

Your job, should you decide to be happy, is to find that which you deeply love and to do it wholeheartedly. I’m not necessarily talking about skills here. Skills are things we learn along the path of life and they may or may not coincide with that which we deeply love.

I’m talking about what you came here to do. That which you were born to do. James Redfield called it the birth vision. In essence, on a soul level, you decided on this before you were born. You could call it your mission. Barbara Sher calls it your gift or gifts.

How do you find your mission and your gifts? There are several ways. There are several clues. Take a look at what you loved doing as a child, as an adolescent and as an adult. When I say ‘loved doing’ I mean that which brought you joy. It will be something that came easily, that seemed natural to you. Now examine the fabric of your life and find the common threads that connect those things you loved earlier in life with what you love today. When you find these threads you’ll notice something quite special. When you are fulfilling your mission it will seem that the entire universe conspires to assist you. Things quite literally fall into place. Little or large, subtle or unavoidably obvious, coincidences guide you on your way. When you are doing that which you love you feel completely at ease and joyful. This joy is your natural state of being.

Often, that which you came here to do involves interacting with other people. Your first experiences of this are usually in your family, but it could be with a friend or friends. There will be a relationship that feels at ease. There is comfortableness. You’ll feel like you’ve known each other before. When you are together there will be moments of great joy.

Sometimes a group of people is drawn together to complete some task. Each of them, through their own unique circumstances, is guided to converge at a particular place at a particular time. Each individual will lend their particular gifts and skills to the task to ensure its fulfillment. There will be an ease, a sort of magic that carries the unfoldment along. This doesn’t mean there won’t be hard work involved. It means participants will feel inwardly compelled to do the work. Resistance falls away and work comes easily and joyfully.

I recently had a conversation with an American friend who migrated to New Zealand a few years ago. He was concerned that his recently planted blueberry orchard, clearly visible to motorists on a main country road, could be prone to theft of berries. We have seen blueberries stripped clean from a planting of former neighbors of ours in Peria Valley, inland from where we live today. This friend, we’ll call him Michael, spoke of one of the things that he had found so attractive about New Zealand when first visiting was the honesty boxes to be found at roadside fruit and vegetable stalls throughout the country. Michael had grown up in southern California when people could and did leave their houses unlocked. It didn’t even occur to Michael and others in his community to steal.

Today this had changed where Michael comes from and is changing in New Zealand. Michael saw an orchardist on New Zealand television recently who lost sales of $1500 in a year due to theft from his roadside stall. He installed a surveillance camera and that cut the rate of theft in half. He had images of people on film caught in the act of taking fruit without paying. The police said they couldn’t help; they had bigger crimes to deal with.

So the orchardist took an investigative television crew with him to the door of a woman he had captured on film. She answered immediately when he knocked on her door. He explained who he was and that he had a surveillance film showing her taking fruit from his stall without paying. She appeared totally unruffled and simply asked how much she owed him. He told her it was $18. She paid him immediately.

What is it that allows a woman and her family to steal without remorse? Michael says he wouldn’t commit a crime because he knows it would make him feel bad. Most of us are the same. Our conscience prevents us from doing ‘wrong’ and even if we did do something like, for example, eating too much chocolate at one sitting, our response would be to feel physically and/or emotionally ill.

Peace Pilgrim says we can only be harmed by our own wrong actions or reactions. We can’t be harmed by a thief or a rapist or a cruel friend or an abusive partner. We can only be harmed by our own wrong actions or reactions.

So what can we do in a world where some act in a harmful way, seemingly without remorse or guilty conscience because they are supported by their families and friends in the perpetuation of harmful acts? This applies as much to governments as it does to small scale thieving families in the Far North of New Zealand.

Don’t allow their actions to disturb your state of mind. Find the good, positive things you feel compelled to do and follow them wholeheartedly. Build up the good in relationships with family and others. Forgive those who have wronged you in the past and forgive yourself for the times you have wronged others.

Discover your gifts – quite literally uncover them – because they are there. Use them, develop them and feel the joy this brings. Share your gifts with others and, in doing so, encourage them to do likewise. Shine your light outwards and, in doing so, you give others permission to do the same.

It is so easy to make the world a better place now and for our children’s children.

Find what you love, apply yourself wholeheartedly, share it and encourage others to do the same.

As for the thieves: let them be. Love them. Know that they too will awaken in due course. Know that they, like you, are each on their unique path of self realization. Be the example. Wake up. Do what you love best. Be joyful. This simple act sends ripples around the world and brings every individual that much closer to their awakening. It’s that simple.

World peace is not only possible, it is inevitable. 

I wish you great joy and ever-unfolding wisdom.

 John

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