Sunday, September 28, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
I was driving down Route 180 from Flagstaff, Arizona on my way to the Grand Canyon with Pat Metheny's live CD "Travels" (recorded in Philly, I was there at the concert) blaring on the car stereo when I blew past a general store on the side of the road that said "Jerky for Sale and Sacred White Buffaloes".......I kept driving and then something told me to stop, make a U-Turn and go back.
Monday, September 15, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
I am at the Raw Spirit Festival in Sedona where I am working a booth with one of my suppliers, EM America. My book, Rich Remedies is ready and available on:
You need to buy this book now to avoid the rush :-) :-) :-)
I was to be signing books, but they are being printed in Tennessee as this blog is being written so, no soap radio. I'm here shaking hands and kissing babies instead. It's nice to be in Sedona under just about any circumstances.
At the Raw Spirit Conference, which is about raw vegetable diet and green living, I have concluded that I don't even register on the "crunchy" meter at all. This crowd is very much a Grateful Dead Concert, bohemian group. They're fun loving free spirits. Friendly, earth -conscious, and out to have a good time. Refreshingly, there are no presidential politics or campaigning going on here that I could see. This is about sustainable living, personal health, and connection. Everything I embrace.
It does make for great people watching. I'm probably as square as they come at this Festival and I consider myself pretty progressive. Not "crunchy" enough. I think I need dreadlocks, tatoos,
and my tongue pierced. I'll need to collect some book royalties before I get this makeover.
I met some interesting people who will potentially collaborate on my upcoming volumes in the Rich Remedies book series.
More on the Raw Spirit Fest, Sacred White Bison, The Grand Canyon, and more.....stay tuned.
PS- The link to buy Rich Remedies Volume 1 is http://www.iuniverse.com/Bookstore/BookDetail.aspx?BookId=SKU-000062621:
Monday, September 8, 2008
The other thing that I'm testing Is Brain Balance and Regeneration. This is a proprietary mineral formula containing Orbitally Rearranged Molecular Elements (ORME's). I know....it's easy for me to say. :-)
It sounds too good to be true:
>Brings the heart, mind, body, and soul into harmonic homeostasis and a higher level of consciousness and spirituality.
>Higher energy level for peak physical and mental performance.
>Enhance interconnectivity of the nervous system and connective tissues.
>Tranquility, serenity, and optimism.*
Wow! I want some more of all of this. I can't wait to see and feel the results if this works as advertised.
I'll give you an update later this month. I'm going to try to meet the manufacturers in Sedona, Az
this weekend and get the skinny on all of Sacred Health's products which sound pretty amazing.
Keep you posted.
PS- I will be in Sedona, Az at the Raw Spirit Festival this weekend. It should e very interesting. I shall send a dispatch from Sedona with a full report.
PS. PS.- See richremedies.com for other useful information.......
*These descriptions came from the Brain Balance & Regeneration packaging. The product is made by Sacred Health, Sedona, Az.
Note: Alcohol consumption will reduce the effects of this supplement.....
Saturday, September 6, 2008
This is a sappy (cheesy tourista) photo of me with a squirrel monkey resting on my crown chakra in a plaza in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico (on the "Mayan Riviera"). I'm sure that's not how the Mayans referred to this beautiful area on the Yucatan Peninsula, but I'm told it's a good name for tourism purposes. My daughter Emily is next to me with a monkey on her shoulder.
I am wearing a baseball cap, so I think that I am safe from "monkey business." :-)
The tie-in with the monkey resting his furry ass on my head is a humorous metaphor I heard that compares a busy mind to a nervous, out-of-control monkey running/ climbing / swinging to and fro nervously. Like a fearful and angry mind churning up all sorts of bad out comes. Running in circles. Pointless worry.
In reality, 90% + of the bad things you worry about never happen. Think about it.
To this point, last year I went to a book signing featuring: Wake Up Now, A Guide to the Journey of Spiritual Awakening by Stephan Bodian. The author said that when he was learning to meditate as a young Buddhist monk, the abbot in the monastery would describe the busy, wandering mind as a "monkey mind". A lower primate mind out of control. Not capable of being quiet or centered due to preoccupations.
It's true. If you watch what's going on in your mind when you are worrying, it's usually circular thoughts making up and creating outcomes that usually do not materialize.
I'm trying to refine and quiet my monkey mind, and I'm making progress. My wife and children need some more work.
I've been lecturing my wife and children recently on the need to calm their minds and limit the amount of small stuff that they complain and worry about. So the message that I try to convey (to reduce stress and worry) is to focus on the 90% that's going right and deal with the 10% problems the best you can,with a feeling of optimism that things will in the end turn out OK.
Why do I blog on this ? Because it is my belief that 85% illness is rooted in stress which is rooted in fear and anxiety of some kind. If you can quiet your mind, you can reduce allot of stress and lead a happier and healthier life. It's very often not just what you are eating....but what is eating you.
" The point of spiritual awakening is not to maximize your assets and minimize your losses, but to be free of attachment to gain or loss and to be peaceful and joyful in the midst of whatever life brings."
Words of real wisdom.
"Feed that monkey in your mind a peanut and let him go on his way"
PS- This is my Internet version of my day standing in Speakers Corner, Hyde Park, London, delivering my philosophy of life to no one, save a few pecking pigeons (Mediterranean rock doves), a rat and maybe a squirrel or two.
PS.PS,- Rich Remedies, Volume 1 is finally being printed. Had I let the monkey mind get the best of me during the past 2 years of writing this book, it never would have come to fruition. At several intervals I thought I'd never finish.......it's now just a week away.
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
As all of these healing things go, I heard about Diamataceous Earth 2 times in one week after never hearing the term before, so I'm on to something here.
Diatomaceous Earth is a fossilized deposit of microscopic shells created by one-celled plants called Diatoms. These plants are found in both salt and fresh water. Like plankton, Diatoms serve as the basic food for aquatic life, just as grass is the basic food for land animals. The "secret sauce" in Diamataceous Earth as I like to refer to key healing ingredients is silica dioxide, a trace mineral that is said to be one of the key building blocks of life. I have never heard this before so I'll do more research, but it sounds promising. Another interesting claim for Diamotaceous Earth is that the tiny shell fragments cut the skin of intestinal parasites (worms), injuring them and eventually killing them, without causing harm to your body. It is said that 85% of the human population is carrying some sort of intestinal parasite in their body. Parasites cause all sorts of nasty problems and have even been linked to certain cancers so getting them out of your intestinal tract is a good thing. Some parasites will escape into other areas of your body and even your blood stream, destroying tissue.
Suppliers make food grade Diatomaceous Earth that is fit for human consumption. I am using it in my smoothies to try it out. The lab rat strikes again.
I am providing more coverage of this fascinating discovery in Rich Remedies, Volume 2.
Now, I get excited that I just discovered Diatomaceous Earth, but this stuff has been used by veterinarians for years, especially in horses, so I'm not breaking new ground, just waking up to something new. However, if I take a poll of non-horsey people, I bet that less than 10% have heard of this Diatomaceous Earth. Have you?
PS- If I like this stuff, it will be available on http://www.richremedies.com/ in the near future.