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Good health is natural and it doesn’t cost the earth. That’s the title of a book I’m working on, bit by bit and step by step. There are multiple meanings in the phrase. It doesn’t have to be costly monetarily to be healthy. Superb health is available to everyone, should they choose for it. Many of us don’t, and that’s OK. But if good health is what you want, it is available through the choices you make—moment to moment and day to day. It is determined by how you breathe, how you eat, what you believe and by what your thoughts and expectations are.

And your good health, determined by your everyday choices, does not have to harm the earth. In fact, I believe the health of each of us is intimately intertwined with the health of the planet as a whole. The cancer many humans experience in their bodies is indicative of the cancer of greed and unsustainable consumption we currently see and experience on a global scale.

Cancer cells run rampant over the delicately balanced cellular systems in the body, just as the greed and lust for power of a few can create havoc for the vast majority of humanity and for the environment in which we live.

So I believe to obtain optimum health we need to find ways to nourish others and the natural world. We need to find a right relationship with life. And then, quite naturally, we will live in radiant health, exude joyful well-being and the earth will be the better for it. Our health and the health of this planet are not mutually exclusive.

The microcosmic frame of the body is a part of the macrocosmic scope of the planet. So I urge each of you to find your unique ways to rebuild an environment we have been taking from for so long. The earth is patient with us, but only so much. Give back to her and she will in turn support you on your journey.

Not long ago I had the privilege of joining a small group of people planting trees on Moturua Island, the second largest and most wooded island in the Bay of Islands. What a stunning, uplifting experience to come away from; feeling your actions made just a little difference. So satisfying! Rod Brown and a dedicated team of volunteers, called the Shade House Volunteers, are responsible for a nursery in Kerikeri that grows upwards of 25,000 native trees each year. They source the seed locally and nurture each seedling until it is transported to one of about 35 community groups restoring habitat in areas of their responsibility. Here’s an example of finding a way to give back to the planet, to be of service to others and in turn do something that nourishes the soul of the servant. As simple as that.

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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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Medical practitioner Dr. Jennifer Cornell returns to talk with John on Voices From the North.

 

Jennifer sees herself as a bridge between East and West, native tribes and European descendants, and modern allopathic medicine and complementary therapies. She sees that her role as a doctor is to teach the people that come to her to take steps to lead healthier lives, rather than simply relying on a pill. In a wide-ranging discussion, Jennifer challenges the supposition that doctors should pronounce that cancer patients have three or six months to live. She gives the example of where patients have been misdiagnosed, then told they don’t have a life-threatening cancer and they still die because they’ve originally been given a ‘death sentence’. There is a profound lesson for us all here: take care with your words and the intention behind them.

 Experiences are compared of a Native American Dreamer and mask maker on Kodiak Island in Alaska (a place with 15,000 people and 3,000 Kodiak bears) with the memorizers of Maori oral history; and Jennifer speaks of the importance of using local native plants for healing. Again the music of songstress Vienna Teng is featured, a song called Soon Love Soon. Jennifer closes the interview with more rich and haunting Native American flute melodies.

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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

My special guest on Voices from the North two nights ago was Steve Lockie. Steve has used natural ways to overcome clinical depression for himself and he works in the mental health field assisting others to do the same. This is an inspiring and illuminating interview. It has certainly opened my eyes to some of the extensive legal powers the psychiatric profession has today. Here’s the interview:

Steve Lockie provides encouraging words for anyone who is dealing with mental illness. As Steve points out, studies show that, at present, roughly one in two people will have a significant mental illness at some point in their lives. So, as you can see, mental illness is a hugely important issue in our present world.

One of the major challenges people diagnosed with mental illness have is the lack of support and, especially, understanding they receive from family, peers, colleagues and even sometimes from mental health professionals. Physical illness seems to be more acceptable for many and more openly discussed. Mental illness carries a taboo with it and is confronting to many of us.

How can we help those with depression? By listening with an open heart and through acceptance and understanding. Steve so rightly points out a myth about mental illness. So often, it is felt that it won’t go away, that healing is not possible. This is simply not true. Mental illness, like any other disease, can be healed when the appropriate steps are taken by the individual. In Steve’s case he turned to conscious breathing, rebirthing and bodywork. He has done over 150 rebirths and is a trained rebirther. He is also a qualified Thai masseuse and a talented musician and songwriter. We feature two of Steve’s beautiful, heart-centered songs in the course of the hour. They are from his soon to be released fourth album, No Time to Lose, which he produced himself in his sound studio.

Steve acknowledges the importance spirituality has played in his healing. This parallels the experience of my recent guest on Voices from the North who has overcome a lifetime of alcoholism. There is a common element here. The individual approaches of these two gentle men have been vastly different but the essence has been the same. Rather than focusing on their illnesses, they’ve each found ways to serve others. There’s a lesson in this.

Another myth Steve busted was that there is more violence amongst the mentally ill than within other segments of society. This is simply not true and may be (these are my ruminations here, not Steve’s) another justification to give incredible power to psychiatric professionals. Steve said, “They have more power than the police.” According to the law here in New Zealand, treatment can be forced on individuals diagnosed as mentally ill. There are safeguards, but the patient must receive treatment for at least two weeks before they can appeal the decision.

More than once in the hour Steve recommended the book, Models of Madness by Professor John Read of Auckland, Loren R Mosher and Richard P Bentall. The authors suggest there is no such thing as schizophrenia, it is simply a cluster of symptoms (different for each individual) to justify treatment with drugs proved by Big Pharma.. These three authors, who have collectively treated hundreds of people diagnosed with schizophrenia, justify with considerable research that the modern approach to treatment is creating more illness than it is healing.

Again, our complete interview can be heard here:

Steve mentioned the openness of All Black rugby legend John Kirwan suggesting the road to healing mental illness (in his case, depression) is not through toughing it out but through reaching out for help.

Finally, Steve and I spoke at some length about the 150 new labels for diseases being created each year. The bible for mental health professionals is the DSM-V. I can do no better than to share a few words from Mike Adams, the Health Ranger. For more I encourage you to visit Mike’s website, Natural News, and the full length report at:

http://www.naturalnews.com/028280_psychiatric_industry_disease_mongering.html

These are Mike’s words:

NaturalNews, was initially created as a joke to demonstrate the ridiculousness of the fictitious diseases that are constantly created by the psychiatric industry. This hilarious online disease generator (http://www.naturalnews.com/disease-…) allows you to instantly create your own fictitious diseases and disorders such as:

• Repetitive Dysmorphic Nose Picking Disorder With Itching (RDNPDWI)
• Oppositional Disorganized Speaking Disorder With Indigestion (ODSDWI)
• Chronic Bipolar Anticipation Dysfunction With Smelly Feet (CBADWSF)

Here’s the bizarre part: All of a sudden, the new psychiatric diagnostic manual (DSM-V) appears to have adopted as medical fact many of the disorders that were created by the Disease Mongering Engine!

This new manual, for example, now says that spending a lot of time thinking about sex is a disorder. (That immediately paints every teenage boy as “diseased.”)

Another new disease is “Oppositional Defiant Disorder” (ODD), which includes anyone who disagrees with authority. All those who are skeptical about the safety of vaccines, for example, are about to be diagnosed with ODD.

Children are no longer unhappy or throwing a temper tantrum, they are suffering from “Temper Dysregulation Disorder with Dysphoria.” (I’m not making this up…)

Are you cracking up yet? If George Carlin were still alive today, he’d go berserk over this… Carlin, of course, would have been diagnosed with countless psychiatric disorders just for being different in his own genius way.

 

Possibly related posts:

The Healing of an Alcoholic

A Homeopathic Epiphany

The Swine Flu Agenda

 

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Radio host, inspirational speaker and health educator John Haines is the author of In Search of Simplicity: A True Story that Changes Lives, a startlingly poignant and inspiring real-life endorsement of the power of thought, belief and synchronicity in one’s life.

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