March 2011


Sendai in Brighter Days Before the Quake

Here’s a beautiful message that arrived in my inbox the other day. Thanks to my dear friend Nevi for sharing. There is so much beauty in adversity and in the nature of the Japanese people. Prepare to be inspired.

John

Things here in Sendai have been rather surreal. But I am very blessed to have wonderful friends who are helping me a lot. Since my shack is even more worthy of that name, I am now staying at a friend’s home. We share supplies like water, food and a kerosene heater. We sleep lined up in one room, eat by candlelight, share stories. It is warm, friendly, and beautiful.

During the day we help each other clean up the mess in our homes. People sit in their cars, looking at news on their navigation screens, or line up to get drinking water when a source is open. If someone has water running in their home, they put out a sign so people can come to fill up their jugs and buckets.

 

Sendai After the Quake

 

It’s utterly amazing that where I am there has been no looting, no pushing in lines. People leave their front door open, as it is safer when an earthquake strikes. People keep saying, “Oh, this is how it used to be in the old days when everyone helped one another.”

Quakes keep coming. Last night they struck about every 15 minutes. Sirens are constant and helicopters pass overhead often.

We got water for a few hours in our homes last night, and now it is for half a day. Electricity came on this afternoon. Gas has not yet come on. But all of this is by area. Some people have these things, others do not. No one has washed for several days. We feel grubby, but there are so much more important concerns than that for us now. I love this peeling away of non-essentials. Living fully on the level of instinct, of intuition, of caring, of what is needed for survival, not just of me, but of the entire group.

There are strange parallel universes happening. Houses a mess in some places, yet then a house with futons or laundry out drying in the sun. People lining up for water and food, and yet a few people out walking their dogs. All happening at the same time.

Other unexpected touches of beauty are, first, the silence at night. No cars. No one out on the streets. And the heavens at night are scattered with stars. I usually can see about two, but now the whole sky is filled. The mountains around Sendai are solid and with the crisp air we can see them silhouetted against the sky magnificently.

And the Japanese themselves are so wonderful. I come back to my shack to check on it each day, now to send this e-mail since the electricity is on, and I find food and water left in my entranceway. I have no idea from whom, but it is there. Old men in green hats go from door to door checking to see if everyone is OK. People talk to complete strangers asking if they need help. I see no signs of fear. Resignation, yes, but fear or panic, no.

They tell us we can expect aftershocks, and even other major quakes, for another month or more. And we are getting constant tremors, rolls, shaking, rumbling. I am blessed in that I live in a part of Sendai that is a bit elevated, a bit more solid than other parts. So, so far this area is better off than others. Last night my friend’s husband came in from the country, bringing food and water. Blessed again.

Somehow at this time I realize from direct experience that there is indeed an enormous Cosmic evolutionary step that is occurring all over the world right at this moment. And somehow as I experience the events happening now in Japan, I can feel my heart opening very wide. My brother asked me if I felt so small because of all that is happening. I don’t. Rather, I feel as part of something happening that is much larger than myself. This wave of birthing (worldwide) is hard, and yet magnificent.

Thank you again for your care and Love of me,

With Love in return to you all,

Anne

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We joined with a group of like-minded people on Sunday at Pukewhau to celebrate the turning of the seasons. It was a wonderful event as always. The sun made an appearance just before we headed outside and our friend, John Hatchard, read the following poem which touched many of those present. I share it with you now.                             

My Law – Ella Wheeler Wilcox

The sun may be clouded, yet ever the sun
Will sweep on its course ’till the Cycle is run.
And when into chaos the system is hurled
Again shall the Builder reshape a new world.

Your path may be clouded, uncertain your goal:
Move on – for your orbit is fixed to your soul.
And though it may lead into darkness of night,
The torch of the Builder shall give it new light.

You were. You will be! Know this while you are:
Your spirit has travelled both long and afar.
It came from the Source, to the Source it returns –
The Spark which was lighted eternally burns.

It slept in a jewel. It leapt in a wave.
It roamed in the forest. It rose from the grave.
It took on strange garbs for long aeons of years,
And now in the soul of yourself It appears.

From body to body your spirit speeds on,
It seeks a new form when the old one has gone.
And the form that it finds is the fabric you wrought
On the loom of the Mind from the fibre of Thought.

As dew is drawn upwards, in rain to descend,
Your thoughts drift away and in Destiny blend.
You cannot escape them, for petty or great,
Or evil or noble, they fashion your Fate.

Somewhere on some planet, sometime and somehow,
Your life will reflect your thoughts of your Now.
My Law in unerring, no blood can atone –
The structure you built you will live in – alone.

From Cycle to Cycle, through time and through space,
Your lives with your longings will ever keep pace,
And all that you ask for, and all you desire,
Must come at your bidding, as flame out of fire.

Once list’ to that Voice and all tumult is done –
Your life is the life of the Infinite One.
In the hurrying race you are conscious of pause,
With love for the purpose, and love for the Cause.

You are your own Devil, you are your own God,
You fashioned the paths your footsteps have trod.
And no one can save you from Error or Sin
Until you have hark’d to the Spirit within.

Anon

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Russell Garcia in Kerikeri, New Zealand

Russell Garcia is a living legend in the world of music. In this recent Voices from the North interview, Russ  gives further insight into his early life. At a very early age (maybe 5) he would sit by the radio on a Sunday morning (these were pre-television days) enthralled by the symphonic offerings of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. His brother initially bought him a beat up trumpet which Russ taught himself to play. Pushed quickly through school, he set up a band in junior high, taught himself to read music and made arrangements for the band. As Russ mentioned in an earlier interview, his arrangement of Stardust at age eleven was performed by the Oakland Philharmonic.

He was fortunate to receive excellent training in counterpoint, harmony and arrangement from two high school music teachers. By age 15, at the beginning of the Great Depression, Russ was playing trumpet in a ballroom and earning a higher weekly salary than his father. A year at San Francisco State University was enough to demonstrate to Russ that he already had more than enough theory and skill to move on and fully enter a life as a professional musician. He went on the road with big bands led by the likes of Harry James, Bob Crosby and Stan Kenton. Russ admitted his skill as a musician wasn’t what got him a place with the bands—he usually only played third or forth trumpet. It was his deft talent at composition and arrangement that landed him the work. He was writing an arrangement a week and receiving the pleasure of hearing it being performed by the band.

Life on the road was a significant challenge; so he soon found himself determined to make it in Hollywood, and he did! Through a connection with Ronald Reagan (then married to Jane Wyman,) he got his first big break as staff composer/arranger at NBC studio.

Russ’s life has been one involving a combination of fortuitous circumstances and hard work. But because he’s always done what he loves, the work is almost effortless. He feels his skills as an arranger have been enhanced by personally taking lessons in each of the instruments he writes arrangements for. He took lessons on violin and cello for roughly three months each and longer on French horn, to name just a few of the instruments he works with. He had a personal office at Universal Studios for over two decades, getting an opportunity there initially with the aid of Henry Mancini. 
 
 

Russ Garcia with Charlie Chaplain on ‘Limelight’

 Having worked with virtually all the big names of his era (Oscar Peterson and Louis Armstrong spring to mind), soon-to-turn-95-years-young Russ Garcia is to headline a concert starting in Kerikeri on April 9th. New York singers Shaynee Rainbolt and Terese Geneco and New Zealand stalwart Tim Beverige will belt out a mix of Russ Garcia originals and great standards arranged by Russ for them and the ten piece backing band of top New Zealand musicians. The show will also run in Tauranga, Auckland and Wellington. Here’s an opportunity to hear Russ share stories from his life with the legends of music and film.

My complete interview with Russell Garcia can be heard below. Included is a Garcia original, The Human Race is One that Russ put together for his Chinese friends using their pentatonic scale. It was later translated into Chinese. You’ll hear his lovely wife Gina singing on the track. This is just one of the songs from a two CD collection the Garcia’s have created as part of the Virtues programme they’ve freely offered in New Zealand schools for close to forty years. They still share their raps, songs, humour and inspiration regularly at schools in Russell and Te Ti, drawing inspiration from the teaching of their Bahá’í faith.  

Russ and Gina Garcia have been married close to sixty years. They continue to renew their wedding vows each year and share with each other the words they chose for their wedding in a Hollywood chapel all those years ago, including two poems from Khalil Gibran’s The Prophet on Love and Marriage. I trust you enjoy the great rendition Richard Harris gives to these poems included in the interview.

Russ’s books, The Professional Arranger and Composer, Books 1 and 2, originally published in 1954, continue to be used in high schools and universities to this day.

For a related article on a misplaced Oscar click here.

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The Irresistible Smoothie

For most of us, diet is an evolving thing. It certainly has been for me.

In my early twenties, inspired by the books of Paavo Airola, I stopped eating red meat and began frequenting the health food shop in the city in which I lived. Over the next several years cravings for chicken and fish dropped away. I was suddenly the only vegetarian in my circle of family and friends. For a few years I started the day with smoothies of yogurt, banana, wheat germ and vanilla. Then, when I shifted away from the area in which I grew up and experienced cleaner air, began eating organically grown food and dropped dairy from the menu, the hay fever and eczema of my youth disappeared. It was only then that I realised I had probably always been lactose intolerant.

Breakfasts in the Netherlands consisted of fresh organic fruit eaten with organic rolled oats, raisins and nuts, soaked in water overnight. When we arrived to stay in New Zealand’s subtropical Far North my diet took another leap into new territory. There is an incredible abundance and variety of fruits locally grown and available year round in our area. Now, inspired by the writings of people such as Norman Walker, Morris Krok, Viktoras Kulvinskas, Dr. O.L.M. Abramowski, Hippocrates Institute founder Anne Wigmore and Arnold Ehret (The Mucusless Free Diet) and by the personal living examples of our new friends Babaji in Kerikeri and Michael Miller, then of Te Ngaere Bay, I leapt enthusiastically into a pure raw fruit diet. Unfortunately, my previously perfect teeth had great difficulty standing up to the excess of fruit sugars they were now exposed to and I soon added raw vegetables back to my meals.

In the 14 years since that big shift to raw food I have not stopped experimenting. I do now eat some cooked food from time to time, such as blended pumpkin soup in winter. But the one common denominator throughout those years has been a smoothie for breakfast.

I rarely wake up hungry. I start the day with water (from one to four glasses), followed later by barley green powder dissolved in either water or freshly squeezed citrus juice (from local organic oranges, mandarins or grapefruits). The smoothie is consumed anytime between mid-morning and midday, depending on my appetite and the work circumstances at the time. Here’s the base:

½ – 1 cup filtered water

1 tsp dried dandelion root granules (optional)

¼ tsp dried or fresh ginger

½ tsp kelp powder or granules

½ cup frozen berries or other fresh fruit

¼ cup soaked nuts and/or seeds

1 tsp barley grass or wheat grass powder

1/4 tsp aniseed or fennel seed

1 tsp bee pollen

½ large avocado or 1 small avocado (optional)

4-6 ladies’ finger bananas (peeled, of course)

½ tsp dried liquorice root powder (optional)

¼ – ½ teaspoon dried stevia leaf

1 cm fresh aloe vera (leaf and gel)

The quantity of water is a matter of taste. I like a liquid consistency. You may wish to use less water for a thicker blend.

For me, bananas are the base of every smoothie. Several varieties grow vigorously in the Far North. To produce large bunches they need only a sunny, sheltered location and all the organic mulch you can give them.

Feijoas

The combinations of fruits and amendments that are added to bananas are only limited by one’s imagination. Oranges or mandarins, whole or juiced (I juice them when they are loaded with seeds) with carob powder makes a delicious smoothie. You can substitute cocoa powder for carob powder if you have a craving for chocolate. I also love pears or feijoas in a smoothie. They are both in season as I write this. I had a feijoa smoothie late this morning. And, of course, fresh is nearly always best. Any berries in season are great. Strawberry guavas grow like weeds around here and make a potent, mineral-rich and slightly crunchy blend (the numerous hard seeds are only partially pulverized by the blender). Most years I freeze guavas and dark purple plums for later use.

I soak seeds overnight. This begins the sprouting process and changes the molecular structure and flavour of the seed and turns the dormant seed into the beginning of a growing plant, more easily digested than the raw seed or nut and potent with life force. I rinse the seeds several times (until the water runs clear) in the morning just before adding them to the blender. I use one or any combination of the following: almonds, sesame seeds, flax or linseeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, brazil nuts or cashews.

For extra zing try adding ginseng (the great Asian rejuvenating root) or maca (a South American root with similar properties – go easy with this one) and for assistance to the heart add one seed pod of cardamom. The ancient Egyptians chewed cardamom seeds as a tooth cleaner; the Greeks and Romans used it as a perfume. Today it is a basis for medicinal preparations for indigestion and flatulence, to prevent and treat throat troubles, for congestion of the lungs and for the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis.

Today, I sweeten my smoothies with dried stevia leaf (you can grow it yourself), but other potential sweeteners are soaked raisins, dates or dried figs, dried sugar cane juice or honey. Stevia is recommended for anyone with diabetes or diabetic tendencies as it doesn’t raise blood sugar levels like other sweeteners, no matter how organic of origin.

I only use avocado at breakfast when I feel the need for a more sustaining blend, especially when engaged in heavy physical work or exercise.

I eat the smoothie topped with sprouted lentils and with bee pollen. It was bee pollen that eventually cured my lifelong hay fever and I rarely go longer than a week or two without eating pollen today. I use lentil sprouts because I like their flavour and because they are the most bullet proof of all the seeds to sprout in our present environment. While living in New Mexico and in Arizona, alfalfa seeds were the sprouts of choice and they grew easily. Here, with our high humidity, alfalfa sprouts tend to rot. Mung beans do well but I can only eat so many of them. And wheat is great but the organic seeds I’m able to obtain sprout extremely erratically.

I tend to include a little barley or wheat grass powder but you can experiment with other fresh greens such as peppermint leaves.

I used to include fresh coconut flesh and milk in smoothies but all the coconuts available here are imported and I wonder if they are treated with a fungicide when ships arrive in New Zealand. They are often less than fresh in the shops.

I use liquorice root from time to time. It is a potent medicine and should thus be treated with care. It has been used extensively in Chinese herbal medicine for thousands of years, in approximately half of their formulas, enhancing the action of the herbs it works with. Ginger is a strong tasting root, to be used with moderation. Like liquorice, it is a digestive aid.

I believe it is safe to say that if you started your day as I’ve described above constipation would be a thing of the past. The ingredients I’ve given are only guidelines. You can freely experiment to find what works best for you. Make sure you truly enjoy your creations. Eating should be an act of great pleasure and gratitude. It is more healthful that way.

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HAARP Array in Alaska

I recently posted some information on the possibility that the Christchurch quake was human-caused.

https://insearchofsimplicity.com/2011/02/28/could-the-christchurch-earthquake-be-man-made/

I realize this is a possibility not everyone finds palatable. However, my dear friend Suzanne has passed on more links on HAARP which I’ve pasted below. Have a look. This may give pause for consideration.

http://www.eons.com/groups/topic/2409577-Is-HAARP-more-dangerous-than-the-atom-bomb –   ‘Holes in Heaven’ video.

http://wisdomquarterly.blogspot.com/2009/06/new-clouds-or-haarpchemtrails.html   The effects of Haarp technology – videos on Buddhist site.

http://www.fromthewilderness.com/free/pandora/haarp.html  Article on HAARP by Michel Chossudovsky – Professor of Economics, University of Ottawa and TFF associate, author of The Globalization of Poverty, second edition, Common Courage Press

http://www.articlesbase.com/health-articles/paul-chehade-who-control-the-weather-control-the-world-4183081.html   Article by Paul Chehade

http://exopolitics.blogs.com/exopolitics_radio/2008/05/coopradioorg-le.html  – Is HAARP a space based weapon and should it be banned by international treaty? 

HAARP mp3 interview by Geo-Scientist, Leuren Moret is a former scientific laboratory employee known for her study of the adverse health and environmental effects of depleted uranium. Moret worked for two periods at two U.S. nuclear weapons laboratories, including Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. She has claimed the status of a whistleblower in connection with her work at Lawrence Livermore.

http://www.moneyteachers.org/Earthquake.War.htm Are we in a HAARP earthquake war?

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“As long as there are slaughterhouses there will be wars …”

Tolstoi

A nutritional study was done in a maximum security prison in America. This was a prison, like many others, where violence was a part of daily life for the inmates; violence in the form of rape, assault, and even murder. Half of the prison was given a change of diet. Instead of the standard fare of meat, potatoes, and vegetables, the experimental half of the prisoners was given a vegetarian diet. They were fed no meat or fish. The other half of the prison acted as a control group, and continued to be fed as they always had been. The two groups were in separate facilities and had no contact with each other.

There is Plenty of Colour in a Fruit and Vegetable Diet

For the vegetarian group subtle changes occurred almost immediately. Then, over the course of several months this experimental group of vegetarians became much less aggressive and violent. They stopped harming each other and appeared far more content. For the control group life remained unaltered, with violence as the norm.

Would You Eat Chicken If You Had To Buy From Here?

Back in 1994 we lived in a house in the country in Golden Bay, at the top of New Zealand’s South Island. At the time our daughters were aged one and three. One evening meal was interrupted by the persistent bawling of cattle. Lucia and I took the girls with us outside to investigate. Two farmers were selecting members of a herd for slaughter. Each steer chosen to be killed was marked with paint. We observed was the rough and insensitive way in which the animals were being treated. It was obvious these men didn’t consider it an issue that these cattle might have feelings. The insistent wailing should have been a giveaway. We returned to our meal, disturbed by what we had seen.

Later I took the girls to visit the incarcerated cattle. The men had left, presumably to enjoy a beef-based meal, and the bawling had abated. The cattle shuffled around forlornly, resigned to their fate. At that moment, nothing could convince us that these animals were unfeeling and stupid creatures. We stood at the fence and I spoke for the three of us, “Not all people are as insensitive as these men who mistreated you today. We care. We’re sorry. We love you.”

A subtle shift could be seen in the herd. They calmed visibly. The experience was one of many that helped our daughters to develop into the caring, compassionate young women they are today.

 
 

Pigs in Gestation Crate

 

Everything created is interdependent; so it follows that what affects one form of life must affect all other forms as well. If we deliberately cause suffering and disease in other lives, we increase our own suffering and disease.  It would seem self evident that killing animals for food only adds to the level of suffering on this planet. I’ve lived without meat and fish and other animal products (with the exception of the very occasional egg or piece of organic cheese) for close to thirty years. I am healthier today than I was in my early twenties. The hay fever and eczema I suffered from as a boy have completely disappeared. I can stick my nose into any flower and thoroughly enjoy the exquisite fragrance without sneezing. Clearly, I have demonstrated that one needn’t rely on animals for sustenance. Many others have done the same. It seems it is just a matter of changing our conditioned habits of eating. Are you prepared to make such a shift? You will improve your health on many levels and you’ll contribute to a more compassionate world in which to live in.

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The poor man is not he who is without a cent, but he who is without a dream.

Harry Kemp

A few days ago I received the following note by email from a friend in Canada:

I have a friend who has been ill for two years. She really feels she has Lyme Disease and is getting nowhere with the medical systems. She has lost a lot of weight, vomits, has headaches and now faints. I was wondering if you have any info or if you can give me the email of the naturopath that was on your radio show. And I remember you had interviewed someone whose friend had gone to a healing centre in B.C.??

Here is my response:

Illness is a call to awaken. You are perfect just as you are. Any areas of disharmony in your life, including physical or mental illness, are simply an indication of, a manifestation of, your forgetting who you are. Your core or essence is God. God is perfection. So are you. Simply put, your job in life is to acknowledge that perfection. Your job is to remember who you are.

Geoffrey Morell, creator of the Clendenning system of healing, said to me in a recent interview that instead of running to your doctor when you are ill you should ask yourself the question: “What can I do to help myself, or better yet: What can I do to help my fellow man?” Any healer is able to help to the extent to which they see the perfection in their client. And the healing is lasting when the healer is able to awaken that awareness in the person who visits them.

But remember, we were all healers once and we all will be again. When Jesus healed a blind man he didn’t see the condition; he didn’t see the blindness. He saw perfection. And don’t forget Jesus also said, “These things and more, you shall also do.”

So, once again, illness is a call to awaken. Why do I say this? Because when you acknowledge your perfection, you acknowledge unity and your connection with your essence, with God.

God, the Creator; is omniscient. In other words God, your indefinable essence is all-knowing. Therefore everything you’ll ever need to be whole and to be well is contained within.

Lyme disease is simply a label for a condition of imperfection. Healing takes place when you let go, when you stop clinging to these labels of imperfection. You are not sick. Sickness is just a condition at the periphery of your being. Such sickness is just an indication that you are not experiencing your wholeness; you are not fully embracing the perfection at the core of your being.

We were all healers once and we all will be again. Your friend’s illness only exists because she thinks she is ill. She thinks she’s done something wrong. But that is not possible. We are all children of God. And, as children we are allowed and encouraged to play and to fall and to experiment with life. Health and harmony will prevail in one’s life when one acknowledges one’s wholeness.

Leave the conditions at the periphery behind. Acknowledge the unity that is you. Lift the veil of ignorance and see the light of perfection shining within you and within everyone else you meet. Affirm this perfection moment to moment and, eventually, you will become a master of your life. Then you will magnetically attract health and harmony to you and the conditions of imperfection will simply fall away.

A call to awaken audio below:

A late, great friend of mine, Alan Batham, once told a story of his friend, Eileen Caddy, one of the co-founders of Findhorn. Eileen was standing in line at a bank. The person in front of her at the head of the queue was arguing with the teller. He was blaming her for some discrepancy in his account and he was becoming increasingly belligerent. This went on for some minutes and the queue grew until Eileen focused on this angry man and mentally said to him: “I love you. I bless you. I recognize the divinity within you.” The man’s anger immediately melted away. He picked up his things, thanked the teller and left.

What Eileen Caddy did was an act of healing. She knew she was one with her essence and one with the tormented soul having a bad moment in front of her. She acknowledged his divinity, his perfection; at that moment he remembered it too.

Your friend will find health when she realizes there is nothing but perfection in herself and in others. The world is as you see it. Your world is as you see yourself. Every individual is on their own particular path of self realization and their experience is simply a reflection of this. You are perfect just as you are. You are wholeness and health. Affirm this. Become this. As Mohammad Ali once said: “It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.”

Here are a few selected affirmations:

I Am harmony.

I Am perfect just as I Am. I now stop judging myself and others for what simply is.

I Am the embodiment of health, vitality and harmony and my experience is a reflection of this.

I Am one with my essence.

As for a naturopath, find one in your area and make a physical connection with them. There are natural therapists everywhere. Connect with the one or ones you feel pulled to. Then remember that any health practitioner can only help you to the extent that you help yourself. Here’s a link to the interview of the British healer who went to the Penny Brohn Centre in England.

In wellness and health,

John

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