Thursday, 26 July 2007

Harry Potter: Momentous Magic Moments

I am a Harry Potter film fan. I'm old enough to know better, but my inner child enjoys the company of my adult as we watch the special effects with the correct amount of awe and trepidation. We know that Harry is going to come through unscathed because there are three years of filming to go yet, they aren't going to kill him off, and if they do it won't be until the last film. And so cushioned by that fact, we are free to enjoy the thrills, spills and quirky characters.

After the film I analyse the contents. You may think that this is a negative exercise, but it is what I do, it doesn't spoil my enjoyment, and it gives my brain a tough work out.

At the time of writing this article, and influenced by the events of my past week, I have changed my mind about the state of childhood.

Watching Harry fighting evil with the help of the major magicians gathered around him caused me to feel some sorrow that so many children would be influenced by the idea that to survive in this world, you need magic.

My adult self knows full well that I have managed to reach this age without the aid of a broomstick and magic wand, but I also know that I didn't come through unharmed, and listening to my younger clients last week, they haven't come through unharmed either. They need some magic.

There was a smattering of abuse of every kind pouring from the hearts of these precious young people. Whether physical or verbal, abuse causes emotions that cause shorts in the energy highways of the body. Emotional blockages cause illness, phobias, poor academic performance, relationship and discipline issues, all of which I deal with using EFT Tapping, Affirmation and Mirror Work. How weird is that?

One method to address so many different issues goes against everything that science has taught us to believe. Of course, I do use different words for each specific problem, but then Harry's quite good at that, I manipulate the way of energy, well so does Harry, and continue tapping using more well chosen words as a reminder to concentrate on the problem, and I can hear you saying, "so does Harry." And as for repeating an Affirmation and using the mirror to re-program a troubled mind, that seems familiar too.

The result is, illness gone, phobias forgotten, poor academic performance but a bad memory, and greatly enhanced relations with parents, siblings, the world and the self. What is left is a confident child who knows their worth in the world, who knows the meaning of, "I am special because I am me."

Now I am thinking that Harry is right. To put right the wrongs of the world a little bit of magic used in conjunction with some special words comes in very handy when it looks as if Voldemart is coming to get you.

Now that's what I call magic!

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Sunday, 15 July 2007

Battery Hens Love Their Cells!

It is now official, hens are happy in battery farms.

Scientists have proven this by measuring the amount of corticosterone, a hormone produced in response to stress or fear, in eggs from free- range and caged hens. They found that the levels in both were very similar.

That's fine then, we can all stop concerning ourselves about the 19 million caged hens in Britain who account for 63 per cent of egg production, all of which is presumably consumed by a dis-interested public. I can believe that their are consumers who find it difficult to afford the more expensive free-range or barn egg, I do not believe that approximately 50 per cent of the public cannot afford the few extra pence that it takes to make a hen's life more bearable. There must be millions of people who don't see any advantage in eating a 'happy' egg.

I'm not going to examine the rights or wrongs of animal husbandry, the RSPCA have published adequate material which reiterates common sense. That battery cages are simply unacceptable because they don't satisfy the hen's basic behavioural and physical needs. I want to draw your attention to the quality of food that you put into your body, the quality of vibration.

Everything in the universe vibrates, and mammals vibrate on known vibrational scales measured in Hertz, this is information that can be substantiated by scientists, because it can be measured. Vibrations change under different conditions. When a mammal is under stress, for instance when cows are transported vast distances without fresh air or water, the vibration of fear spreads quickly through the herd. This spreading of vibration is called 'entrainment' and it happens with inanimate objects such as clocks, but more easily with mammals because their aura's interlock, and the lower vibrations, such as fear, are easier to catch. By the time the cow has been thoroughly traumatised by the smell of blood and the knowledge that it is to be ruthlessly slaughtered, the meat is considered fit for human consumption.

The same fear is contaminating our chickens and their eggs. A happy chicken will lay a happy egg, we consume that happy egg and take on those higher vibrations, those high vibrations will then entrain with our bodies to produce happier cells. Happier cells mean less disease.

I don't mean to convey the message that eating only free range products will keep you safe from all disease. There are many other ways that us humans can keep our vibrations high, and if you want to learn about them visit: where you can slowly build up your vibrations, just by reading the free books that you will find there.

Wednesday, 11 July 2007

Changing Rooms!

Charlotte Perkins Gilman, an early twentieth century American writer, novelist, commercial artist, lecturer and social reformer, was a woman out of time. Her short story 'The Yellow Wallpaper' explores the trauma of her own bout of mental illness and subsequent misguided medical treatment. Her struggle to change both the hideous wallpaper and the treatment that was meted out to her, disguised as care, by the patriarchal medical profession personified by her husband, very nearly caused her to become incurably insane.

Her sister-in-law modelled the ideal of womanhood: "A perfect and enthusiastic housekeeper....I really believe she thinks that writing makes me sick," who is totally in thrall to both brother and brother-in-law, is patronised by them, and so given a lowly place in society. Nevertheless, it was a place, and one that she wouldn't have had without them. Gilman, however, attempts to write without anyone knowing, as being unable to write means submitting to a smothering authority. The effort of being sly or else being met with heavy opposition drains her. All overt opposition slowly saps the energy of any recipient, leaving them exhausted and unable to fight. She cannot change the writing on her walls by her own efforts, so she is left in the uncomfortable situation of having only the old wallpaper to read, finding it repellent and revolting.

This story is about the changing role of womanhood and one woman's struggle to be free. It is, however, the perfect metaphor for the struggle to change the writing on our own walls, or be destined to read the old writing that has been put there by: parents, teachers, newspapers, television, cinema and religion that no longer serves any purpose but to keep us in step with the comfort zones of those that have decorated our walls with their worn out truths. We know by looking at our lives that there is something very wrong, but have we the courage to look and change?

If you want to change the decor of your worn out rooms visit: where you will find strategies that don't require the will-power and self-control that were so blithely prescribed to Gilman as her 'cure'.

Monday, 9 July 2007

First, Do No Harm

Last night on the 10 o'clock news the unemotional voice of a newsreader announced that, "There are now thought to be more autistic children in the U.K. than ever before, 1 in 58 children have been diagnosed with an illness on the wide spectrum of autism." And that was that, no further comment made. I haven't yet seen it picked up in other media for the scandal that it is. One child out of every fifty- eight in this country is unable to communicate, difficult to educate and requires special attention. It wouldn't be so bad if these children would receive special attention, such as one on one education and stimulating therapies, but they don't, parents have to fight tooth and nail for the smallest amount of help, and then it is woefully inadequate.This is one more example of inventing a disease, publicising it until all possible symptoms are detailed and the child is given a label, and there it sticks, ignored. I have even heard parents pleased that their child has been 'diagnosed', because they really believe that the authorities will now do something for their child. There must be a few disappointed, disillusioned parents struggling to cope up and down this country, now that their child has been labelled for life, and for what, for their child to underachieve and become more alienated than they would ever have been without the diagnosis.

It feels like there is a conspiracy happening around the British Public. The medical profession profess to have all the answers, advertise themselves as being experts at curing all sorts of in-curable diseases, which of course they are unable to do, but effectively stop anyone from using techniques that are seeing good results because they haven't been properly quantified, and of course they may not work. If their results proved to be better I would happily subscribe to their methods, if their drugs didn't have such horrible side effects, I would take their drugs, because in the end the human race is pragmatic, it collectively knows when something is good. This is a cry from the heart. The next generation is wasting away, at least take an open minded look at what is going on around you.

I cannot explain why, I only know that Emotional Freedom Techniques are working with these autistic children, that parents who will do anything to allow their children to live a better quality of life are seeing results. And what are we working with here: soft toys, tapping points sometimes nutrition and education. Parents are being taught techniques that don't cost huge sums of money, and the whole family is gaining a sense of well being. No form of medication is ever taken, and therefore nothing harmful can ever happen to the child, a working out of the first clause of the Hippocratic Oath taken by Doctor's to : First, do no harm. A clause that might stick in the throat's of Doctors who: and I quote, "I'm too busy to bother with weird protocols." even though they might work.

Monday, 2 July 2007

Word Power

Pete Seeger song taken from the Bible: Ecclesiastes chapter3 v1-8

To every thing, turn, turn, turn

There is a season, turn, turn, turn

And a time to every purpose under heaven

A time to be born, a time to die

A time to plant, a time to reap

A time to kill
, a time to heal

A time to laugh, a time to weep

To everything, turn, turn, turn

There is a season, turn, turn, turn

And a time to every purpose under heaven

A time to build up, a time to break down

A time to dance, a time to mourn

A time to cast away stones

A time to gather stones together

To everything, turn, turn, turn

There is a season, turn, turn, turn

And a time to every purpose under heaven

A time of love
, a time of hate

A time of war, a time of peace

A time you may embrace

A time to refrain from embracing

To everything, turn, turn, turn

There is a season, turn, turn, turn

And a time to every purpose under heaven

A time to gain, a time to lose

A time to rend, a time to sew

A time to love,
a time to hate

A time for peace, I swear it's not too late

Pete Seeger wrote this song in the late 1950s, and I am one of the many people whose mind was conditioned by these words. Now commonly called 'Baby Boomers', we relished the idea that words from the Bible could be used to stop war, and secretly wanted to be one of those 'hippies' that were seen on television, stoned out of their minds, but looking happy as they gave flowers to policemen. My parents were horrified about the whole situation and vilified Bob Dylan for telling us young people that our parent's no longer had any control over us. Of course, this made the parents work even harder at keeping control and many teenagers suffered badly throughout those years. We blamed our parents for their authoritarian attitudes, the cockiness of youth never stopping to analyse the lives that our parents had led. We knew that they were wrong. All the while these songs were played on our 'Dansette' record players left on the repeat setting. We wanted to show the older generation that we could quote from the Bible that they loved to quote at us. Even though my own parent's weren't church goers, they still knew what the Bible said, and it said that we had to respect the authority of our parents. They were right, the Bible does say this. We didn't know it at the time, but we were confused young people. We had been brainwashed, and many of us are still brainwashed today. It is still heresy in some families to criticise the Bible, because the importance of the written word, and the spoken word, and even the sung word are disregarded as unimportant, and we need to change this perception. There is never a time to kill, there is never a time to hate and no-one ever needs to refrain from embracing another human being. To believe that there is ever a time for war is beyond belief, the world is one, we never need to fight one another, there are far more powerful ways to live in harmony with our neighbours.

These words were written by religious zealots who feared being controlled by other nations and tribes, and yet thousands of years later we still repeat them like a mantra. A time to hate is a curse put upon the people. Hating someone is the same as drinking a cup of poison and expecting the other person to drop dead, it will never happen. If we want our lives to be peaceful, loving and filled with the love of others we need to learn how to forgive, a word not mentioned in the song.

The Byrds took up the mantra from Pete Seeger, The Seekers, Dolly Parton and in 2006 Bruce Springsteen added his authority to these beliefs. There is now a young generation of believers who can't see anything wrong with invading other countries to put right perceived wrongs. Young people that aren't taught that they are all powerful, that they need fear no-one or no-thing, this true belief would not serve the war mongers who believe that fighting is the way to steal a needed commodity or space. As a race we are in need of a complete makeover in our belief systems. It can be done, all it needs is personal courage and knowledge.

If you want to start your personal makeover visit: where you will find all the keys to open the doors to your peaceful kingdom.