Friday, October 31, 2008

Phillies World Series and Healing the "Pain Body"

I grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. If you are not from there, you have no idea what the Phillies World Series means to the people of that city and the relief that it gives to the collective "pain body" of the sports fans there.

The "Pain body" is the term Echart Tolle refers to in his best selling book, "A New Earth, Awakening Your Life's Purpose ". It is a condition that Tolle says is cultivated by the egoic self to fulfill perceived need to be right. The Pain body is the part of us the gets offended by the smallest slight, insult, or perceived affront to our dignity. It is the part of us that vigorously defends our "dignity" against a usually imaginary foe in the name of "righteousness". It feeds on itself constantly and is the source of most of the conflicts in the world. The need to be "right" and protect one's dignity.

Many Philly fans have a huge "pain body" (present company excluded). If you don't believe me, wear an opposing teams hat, sweatshirt, or jacket and make eye to eye contact with a Philly fan. If that does not instigate a comment, climb as high in the stadium or arena as you can and chant "Philly sucks....Philly sucks....Philly sucks..."
If this activity does not evoke the collective pain body from the local populous, the building you are in is empty.

I have seen people liteally thrown down a flight of stairs in the stadium for loudly rooting for the opposing team.

Philadelphia is a city that sits midway between the financial and political seats of power in the US- New York City and Washington, DC. You drive through Philly or take the Metroliner to get to the other two places, where the BIG decisions are made. In Philly, we're "tweeners" and sometimes just a little defensive about the importance of our city as compared to the other two. Some folks have a chip on their shoulder.

Philadelphia is a huge sports town. We are the best fans and we are the worst fans.
We have huge "pain bodies". We need a winning sports franchise bad. It's been way too long since we have gotten bombed at a victory parade. The mummers parade is an excuse to get inebriated, but that's diferent. It's not a sporting event.

If you are a professional athlete in Philly and play hard, win, and are accessible, we love you. If you are a slacker, make allot of money, lose games, and are out. You will be run out of Philly on a rail. Many an athlete has had to lick their wounds from being on the receiving end of the boo birds and the sports media who stirs the pot of controversy at an athlete's expense On a slow news day if there is no controversy, the press will create some.

Philadelphia fans have been starved for a championship. The last time the city had a championship was in 1983 when the 76ers won the NBA title. Before that it was 1980 and the Phillies World Series Championship. My favorite team, the Eagles haven't won the Super Bowl since 1960! There wasn't even a Super Bowl back in those days.Quarter century, no winners. You'd feel pain if you were us....

Philadelphia has had to watch New York (Giants/ Yankees) and Washington (Redskins)win several championships during the past 25 years, while getting close ourselves, but never able to close the deal. If you want to stretch further up the railroad tracks to Boston, we've had to watch the Red Sox win 2, the Patriots win 3, and the Celtics win one in basketball during the past 25 years. Why not us? Is the collective refrain. Why can't we bring a championship to the city? Is there a jinx?

Well, finally the Phillies broke the Karmic we need an Eagles NFL Super Bowl victory to fill us up. Maybe in 2010? The pain body has been thrown a tube of Polish kielbasa to chew on for a couple of months to satiate it. On second thought- make that a Jim's Cheese Steak with extra velveeta, fried onions, sweet peppers, ketchup, salt, and pepper. To go.

We'll see,,,,



PS- What's this have to do with Natural Healing? I guess there is some connection between the "pain body and eating Philly Cheese Steaks?

Monday, October 27, 2008

Manifesting Wealth in Economic Turmoil

The Internet is full of Law of Attraction and manifesting wealth experts/ coaches.

I met THE MAN in this area on Saturday, Joe Vitale, author of "The Attractor Factor" amongst many other titles. Parked in front of the store Rancho de Luxe in Wimberley, Texas that hosted a book signing for Joe was a brand new Rolls Royce luxury sedan that Joe purchased, priced in the range of a cool $400,000 (pictured here). This is "exhibit Z" in a long line of demonstrations that his methodology really works. He even conducted his first "Roll Royce Mastermind" brainstorming session in the car on Friday night while driving it through the Texas Hill Country.

This exotic luxury liner was purchased a few weeks ago when it was clear that the global stock market was in a free-fall, the subprime mortgage securities market had infected every economy around the world, a recession is in full swing, and the worst decline on Wall Street since the crash of 1929 that started the Great Depression was in play.

My point here is not to applaud conspicuous consumption, exotic luxury goods, or any of the baggage that gets attached to being wealthy in the present economy. The point here is that we all have the ability to overcome the economic mass-media mass hysteria by disconnecting from it and choosing prosperity consciousness over scarcity consciousness. Joe's act is symbolic. He's sending the signal to the Universe that he is not going to play the game from a fear consciousness position, but from an abundance/ prosperity consciousness vibe. He is giving FEAR the one finger salute here. So should all of us!

Joe in defiance of this global mass hysteria, went ahead with a huge luxury goods purchase without a second thought. This is because he has incredible confidence in his ability (everyone's) to continuously manifest wealth with deliberate Intent. This goes for health and happiness as well.

Let's face it, it is not all about money. But money is the energy that enables us to be free to do good works and help others in need rather than be preoccupied with paying the rent. It's not about greed, but the ability to be prosperous and generous at the same time.

Joe has written about this ability and demonstrated it in life multiple times and offers template for how he does it in the "Attractor Factor".

I gave Joe a copy of my book "Rich Remedies, Volume 1" for inspiration that I received from two of his other books "Zero Limits" and "Hypnotic Writing" as well as a larger body of work that he has created.

Three (3) signed copies of "Attractor Factor" were purchased for my wife Linda and my children Scott, Emily, and Christian as well as another friend. I highly recommend this book.I am reading the book for the second time. Check it out.



PS- It's not about being rich for money's sake but about having enough to be comfortable and give to others.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Fifty percent (50%) of Doctor's Prescriptions are Placebos!

The National Institutes of Health confirmed today that approximately 50% of the prescriptions given to patients are placebos (fakes) These include:inert ingredients, vitamins, nonsteroidal anti inflamatories, low dose antibiotics, and/ or sedatives.

"You mean to tell me, Doc, I'm getting better, esentially taking nothing?"

To quote myself in "Rich Remedies, Volume 1, My Amazing Natural Self Healing Discoveries"

"All schools of medicine work at some level, including the “placebo effect” where a patient is given a sugar pill, instead of real medicine, then gets better just because she believes she is better, even though the pill she is taking is a blank. This is the power of “Intention” which is: If you believe in the cure, you increase your chances of getting better tenfold. The placebo effect, although scorned by many in the medical establishment is actually the most powerful natural remedy there is. There is nothing more powerful than your mind when it comes to healing yourself."

I was right! Except that I did not give doctors enough credit for issuing blanks to thair patients.

I guess a retraction is in order. I said that the medical establishment scorns the use of placebos. I am dead wrong. They use them 50% of the time! I'll fix this when I sell out the curent 10,000 volume book run I've got going:-) :-) For the full story browse National Institutes of Health- Placebo or use this link below.

Link to story:

Reasons given for doctors issuing blanks are:
>Get rid of the patient- throw them a bone so they'll leave the doctor's office
>Patient insists on getting a prescription
>Nothing else worked on a patient, so try a blank
>Parent needs to see their child being treated with something/ anything so placebo is given to make them happy

It's all in the mind, isn't it?

PS- Buy your copy of Rich Remedies Volume 1 at:

Monday, October 13, 2008

Back to the Future in State College , Pa.

Rock Legends To Play State College Fundraiser for Obama-Biden
The Pennsylvania Campaign for Change has announced a Monday, October 13 concert fundraiser to benefit Obama for America featuring many Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees and other American music icons.
Event details:
Who: Bob Wier, Phil Lesh, Bill Kreutzmann, and Mickey Hart
Gregg Allman, Butch Trucks, Jaimoe, Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, Marc Quinones, Oteil Burbridge, and Jeff Chimenti


What: Concert Fundraiser
Where: Bryce Jordan Center Pennsylvania State University State College, PA
When: Monday, October 13, 2008 Doors Open 5:30 PM EDT

Unfortunately I will be in San Marcos, Texas today and unable to attend this event in my boyhood state of Pennsylvania. It will be an awesome show. The Grateful Dead and the Allman Brothers Band had some incredible concerts together back in the early 1970's. This scribe is dating himself here with this blog post. Time to take a teaspoonful of resveratral anti-aging tonic! (No kidding, I will when I'm done typing this)

I'm not sure who I'm voting for in the Presidential Election. Maybe I'll toss Ron Paul, Independent Candidate from Texas a protest vote? At least he has some fresh ideas. Enough politics here.

In the early days the Allman Brothers Band played fund raisers for Plains, Georgia's favorite son, Jimmie Carter (Billy Carter's Brother) and actually helped get him elected. It also helped with the sale of the cult beverage "Billy Beer". I'll cesase with repeating ancient history and with all political discourse.



PS.- Early reviews of my book Rich Remedies, Volume 1, My Incredible Natural Self Healing Discoveries are quite good. Pick yourself up a copy if you are so moved at:

PS. PS.-No portion of the proceeds from the sale of my book will be donated to any political candidate, but some will be contributed to the Austin Children's Shelter and the Make A Wish Foundation of Central and South Texas.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Mayfield Gardens, Austin, Texas

I received my semi annual call to action last week to get my lazy keister to Mayfield Gardens and clean up the Tyson Family plot. The weeds have taken over!
When I moved to Austin from Leesburg, Virginia in 2003 (5) years ago, I made a commitment to get involved in community service projects. This was my first one. My sons Christian and Scott joined me on 2 of the hottest days in July in 2003 cleaning up one of the community gardens that was overgrown with vines and weeds. We dug every bulb up and replanted them. My son's lost their appetite for gardening with this project (and others in our back yard).
I do all the work now maintaining our community plot at this beautiful, historic garden spot in Austin. The garden is worth the effort. Mayfield Gardens are located at 35th and Mt Bonnel Road. Check it out! Koi ponds, Flowers, Peacocks, hiking trails, and serenity all within the Austin City Limits.
PS- Although I generally do not enjoy weeding my gardens, it is a wonderful, mindless task that focuses your attention on the work at hand. A great escape. Especially useful this week as the global financial system is in upheaval.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

The"Uber Smoothie"

This is the most expensive and highly oxidizing, free radical smashing smoothie shake you will ever see. How's this for an all star line up:
Goji Berries, Raw cocoa, EMX-1 Rice beverage, Vivix resveratral anti aging tonic, Green Magma barley grass, Probiotics, Flax seed, Diamatacious Earth, Golden berries, Arginine, Raw pumpkin seeds,and Soy milk.
I've had two of these this week just for the heck of it. Smoothies are a great way to get good, convenient, and digestible nutrition. My usual smoothie has a small fraction of these ingredients. My standard is Rice Milk, Flax Seed, Diatamacious Earth, Banana, and Probiotics. The Diatamacious Earth is a new discovery. It has a building block of life- Silica Dioxide, 20+ trace minerals, and anti parasitic properties.

Sacred White Buffalo- Part 2

So you can imagine that the prophesy of the Sacred White Buffalo imbues these amazing creatures with incredible energy and hold spiritual significance to people who believe in the legend.
To "capture" this energy, two homeopathic solutions are available (pictured here).
"Buffalo Bliss" is said to help with meditation and attaining higher states of consciousness.
"Sedona Health"- is said to relieve joint and muscular pain.
The literature has testimonials suggesting the Sedona solution relieves multiple types of aches and pains. One woman claims that she had arthritis relieved another a frozen shoulder that was relieved.
I purchased multiple bottles of the homeopathic to try out. I haven't been able to "tap into" the properties of these two remedies yet. Who knows? It's too early to tell whether I will in fact get any benefit from these interesting elixirs. I'm always open to new things......
The homeopathic are made from the buffalo's fur and milk.
Interesting, at a minimum.