Friday, 27 January 2017

Dear You ...

Dear You, 
I don’t know you and you don’t know me but I know what you’re going through. The pain you’re feeling right now is the same pain I’ve felt. I’ve been where you are and I’ve felt the deepest sorrow a human being can feel. The only thing worse than losing a loved one is losing a loved one to cancer at a very tender age. 
I know how empty you feel right now and how the world makes no sense any more. I know that feeling of being dead inside as if someone ripped your heart out and left you numb. I know how it feels to be plodding along aimlessly through life without really being present. 
I lost a lifelong friend to cancer before she made it to the age of 34. She struggled for two long, hard, years with cancer before her frail body gave up the fight. I watched her decline from the vibrant human being she was to a bed ridden shell of her former self. 
All I could do was standby and watch as the disease slowly took all the life out of her. I felt helpless. I didn’t want to lose her but I didn’t know how to save her and after she departed this world to start the next phase of her journey, I felt guilt. I felt like I should have done more for her. I kept questioning whether I did everything I could have possibly done and I beat myself up over it every day for three years following her passing. 
I couldn’t and wouldn’t accept the inevitable of her condition and hindsight is a wonderful thing. There was nothing I could do for her except be there for her and love her the way I always had. I know now that I couldn’t have saved her. Unfortunately, I don’t get to decide who lives and who dies.
I know, that like me, you’re going through the mourning process and it will take time to heal. You should take all the time you need. Everyone mourns in their own way and for as long as they need to but, I want you to remember one thing. Love is all that really matters. 
Your loved one, just like mine, wouldn’t want you to suffer the pain you’re feeling. I’m sure they’d want you to live your life and make the most of every precious moment. 
It’s taken me a long time to realize that life is about cycles and death doesn’t mean the end. It’s just another cycle and within life itself, from the moment we’re born, every hello must end in goodbye. The only thing that keeps us bound, throughout all cycles, is our love for one another. Every moment we share together and every memory we create is a precious gift to be treasured and looked back upon with the same love and happiness we felt at the time of creation. 
With every encounter, our lives are enriched. We all touch each other in some way and we learn from one another. Instead of mourning our loss, we should celebrate what we have gained. We are all very fortunate to share our lives with one another in whatever capacity and we are all blessed to know love and share it with others. 
I know that, right now, this letter is probably of no real consolation to you but one day you will see the world, once again, as a beautiful place. One day, you’ll feel your loved one, once again, smiling at you from wherever they are and, once again, you’ll start living in the knowledge that only love matters.

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

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Tuesday, 3 May 2016

My new book ***

So, finally, the first in a series of healing books ...

*** On the 9th June 2016, I will be releasing my new book - ***Cannabis and Healing*** to mark the birthday, and in honour of, my beloved friend and adopted sister, Linsey Dagger, who died of cancer in 2010 aged 33. If only I had known then what I know now... but then, every loss has a reason for being. Hers was to keep me firmly on the path of natural medicine.

I know it's been a while since I wrote anything really worthwhile but many of you may be happy to know that I still continue to, quietly, research and practice Naturopathy and Holistic Healing with my clients. 

Those, of you, who really know me also know my stand against corporate pharmaceutical companies with agendas, and that doesn't fade. So, naturally, my book is not without a touch of activism. Healing is available everywhere in nature, we just need to know where to look and how to use the beneficial properties each plant holds.

When I've finished editing it, I will post a short extract as a teaser.

Thank you to everyone who has helped me, sent me articles, testimonials and inspired me in whatever ways. My love to you

Monday, 16 November 2015

Perhaps we should try something different

I’ve been attacked and bullied recently for my controversial posts surrounding the mysterious, and very probably, false flag events that took place in Paris. Although it hurts, luckily I’m wise enough to understand that people have a tendency to lash out in fear and when they feel helpless. 

It would be very easy for me to sit back like many others, enjoy my quiet life, not worry too much about anything that doesn’t directly affect me, turn a blind eye or, even worse, live in denial or not give a toss. After all, why on earth would I want to put myself in the firing line for being hurt or bullied?

Well, it’s very simple ... because, I care.

Over the long number of years I’ve been on social media and travelling around the world, I’ve met hundreds of thousands of people and I’ve seen a lot of you grow up, get married and have children of your own. Some of you have beautiful grandchildren. I care about you and I care about them. I care about what kind of world we’re leaving for the future. I care about what happens to our planet. 
So, I will take the pain and lashings you wish to throw at me but I will NOT apologise for standing up for humanity and I, certainly, will NOT apologise for posting what I feel is closer to the truth than what the mainstream media is telling us. 
What has baffled me is, I have also been accused of “protecting evil.” I have yet to understand why. Perhaps it’s because I felt the same sadness and compassion for the deaths sustained in the Lebanon attacks as I did for France and, also, for the ongoing struggle the Syrian people are facing. 
In my eyes, we’re all children of the same source. There is only one source we come from and one thing alone that creates us and brings us into being. Realistically, our mother is responsible for bringing us into this world. The energy/soul/prana - whatever you want to call it, comes from the Universe. You can call the original source of our being whatever you like. Quite frankly, it’s indifferent to me because it would never stop me from respecting you or liking you as a person. Personally, I choose to call it love because it is an act of love that brings us into being. 
I don’t care what your nationality is. It’s a label given by a system that sees the NEED to identify you. I don’t care what your religion is. Religion does not define a person. A person is defined by their deeds in the world. You’re either a good person or you’re not. I choose to believe that people are fundamentally good. Of course, there are crackpots out there, that we label as terrorists, but they certainly are not acting in accordance with any religion. 
The KKK slaughtered people because of the colour of their skin. Do they represent Christianism? I don’t think so. They certainly don’t represent any Christians I know. The crusaders slaughtered thousands, do they represent Catholics? I don’t think so - not the ones I know. Buddhists are killing Muslims, do they represent Buddhism? Well, certainly not the kind of Buddhism I have been taught nor the Buddhists I know. 
In this aftermath of Paris and Lebanon, the good people of the world should be coming together stronger than ever. Instead, we’re already seeing businesses refusing to allow Muslim clients into their premises. We’re seeing taunting and provocations. 
I understand that fear motivates people to behave in ways that would not ordinarily be a part of their character. Events like this bring the best and the worst out in people. Yet, this is exactly what governments want. They want to create a divide between us. They want our blood boiling and our hatred flowing because it gives them free reign to do what the hell they want to. They don’t need our permission to bomb Syria again because they know that while we’re outraged, we’ll delight in any hostile action because they lead us into a false sense of security; making us think everything will be ok. It won’t, and we’re foolish to believe it will. 
All these attacks will do is create a cold hard line between NATO and the Shanghai cooperation, between Muslims and the rest of the world, between those of us who believe there is another way and those who are seeking revenge with further bloodshed. 
People, who under normal circumstances, would get along, already find themselves bickering and fighting and taking sides. Friendships are being put to the test. People are having to apologise for their ideologies. 
Let’s not forget here that, ideologies are just that - ideas - They are about as permanent as clouds passing in the sky. Similarly, allegiances around the world will change depending on who has more power, more money and more weapons. Economics and resources will dictate who has the upper hand. 
If we, as human beings, cannot stand together at a time like this, on the basis of who we are as individuals living in a collective, interdependent and interconnected global society then there will be no hope left. We will enter into a third world war. Is that what you really want for your children and grandchildren? 
We must, especially now, remember that terrorists are just that - terrorists - They are not acting in the name of any religious order. They are acting on behalf of crackpots who are in this for their own personal gain and glory. Most of these terrorists are contracted mercenaries. They have no loyalties to anyone except themselves and money. 
Have you ever been to Turkey? Tunisia? Egypt? Morocco? Dubai? Jordan? Abu Dhabi? Sharjah? or any other Muslim country on holiday? If you have, then you know that these terrorists are NOT representing Islam nor Muslims. In fact, I know that many of my closer friends among you enjoyed your holiday, found the hospitality impeccable and couldn’t wait to go back. So, please, don’t let these staged events in Paris cloud your judgment. 
Now, more than ever, we need to stand together simply as people who want to have a quiet life and watch our families and friends be happy. Hatred and violence only causes more of the same, and it’s clearly not working. Perhaps, this time, we the people should try something different.

Saturday, 14 November 2015

Paris Attacks

Amid speculation and sadness, with regards to what happened in Paris, I feel anger towards the powers that control the world, hold public opinion and manipulate those who are gullible enough to believe in the lies being spread through the media.

Late last night, I was speaking to friend who’s son is in Paris as I was concerned for him. One truth my friend said to me was: “Nobody can speculate about who is responsible for the attacks.” Yet, in his speech, immediately after the events, Obama was quick to jump onto the terrorist bandwagon and, practically, accuse the Syrian refugees. His speech was then echoed today by Hollande. 

I’m sorry but, the way I see it, in a war torn country, through NO fault of their own ... because I would like to remind everyone that syria has NEVER threatened the security of any country anywhere ... people are fleeing with nothing more than the bare essentials they need to survive. 

Have a look at the post below - where we're given a glimpse into what Syrian people are carrying with them. I’ve posted it before.

You’ll notice, they are not carrying grenades, guns and bombs. They are carrying every day items that you and I may have at home and take very much for granted.

Let’s looked at the facts. Many refugees are dyeing at sea. None of them have any certainty of reaching their destination... any destination ... Many are walking thousands of kms to get somewhere - anywhere that will have them. Many of them have watched their children, spouses, parents and friends die. 

It takes a lot of desperation to venture out into the unknown, risk everything and face potential imminent death; with only a glimmer of hope in your heart that you or your child may live long enough to see another day.

After all the danger and ordeals they go through, and having experienced danger, despair and death myself, l can only imagine the gratitude and hope they feel when they reach somewhere, safe and sound - just for being alive. Do you honestly think a refugee would go through so much only to blow themselves up? - I don't think so. Human nature is about survival.

What we’re faced with here, is a handful of fanatics and not necessarily Sirian or ISIS. There is a lot to be gained from a carefully staged massacre. 

Today, the press announced they found a Syrian passport by the body of a suicide bomber. For me, this echoed 9/11 all over again. Just as in New York, where they couldn’t find a needle in a hay stack amid all the ashes of the twin towers, they somehow produced 2 Saudi passports. Yet, it wasn’t Saudi the US and UN declared war against, it was Iraq. It wasn’t Saudi the coalition called terrorists, it was Iraqis.

Now,  today, they would have us believe that amid the particles of flesh, of a suicide bomber, that has been blown to pieces and probably charred beyond recognition of their own mother, they found a Syrian passport? - Has anyone seen the effects of a bomb that has been detonated on the human body? Does anyone realise that whatever a suicide bomber has on them, at the time, it would be turned to ashes? Please stop and reflect for a moment. Please don’t point fingers and don’t let the media manipulate you.

Terrorism has always existed. Extremists have always existed. ETA, the IRA, Islamic fundamentalists, wacky religious groups, lone shooters, crazy ass idiots and politicians in every country. For good measure, I would also throw in the corporations who stand to gain a lot from disasters, wars and so on. 

Let’s also remember there were attacks in Paris, London, New York, India, Thailand, Africa and practically all countries long before Syrian refugees came along. 

I sit here writing this with a heavy heart, filled with sadness, because I see a bigger truth and that is that no country wants the refugees. Very sadly, that is the cold, harsh reality of the uncompassionate world we live in.  I also believe we’ve been lead down a garden path of hatred, especially towards Muslims, for decades. The powers that be wish to divide us - all of us. 

Julius Ceasar ruled Rome’s empire by the philosophy of "Divida et Impera" and this is exactly what  is happening now in the world. We are being divided. 

At a time, in history, when technology brings us all together and makes communication, sharing and learning a lot easier, it’s more and more difficult for governments to control what we know. Information technology has opened flood gates to realities that are very different to the one, singular, one we think we live in. 

Yet, information technology works in two ways: - The positive is that we have access to all types of information. The negative is that we can be fed information that has no validity. You’ve probably noticed how much crap is on the Internet. 

Human nature is to respond to information. Sometimes, we get happy, other times sad. Sometimes we get outraged and sometimes we feel a great deal of sympathy. 

When the truth about 9/11 and the illegal war in Iraq started flooding the Internet, people’s sympathies began to turn towards Muslims. No sooner had that happened, we saw the “coincidental” emergence of ISIS who set about terrorising the world and ensuring that public opinion would once again be turned against Muslims.  After all, how can you sympathise with a people you fear are going to slit your throat while you sleep. 

Unsympathetic turned into hatred. Hatred created nationalism. Nationalism means: “Get the foreigners out.” So, nobody cared when the US and coalition bombed Syria. I saw comments on the Internet like: “They’re getting what they deserve” - I would like these people to tell me, why Syria deserved bombing? What did Syria ever do to the West? 

I’ve seen people moan about foreigners taking their jobs. How can someone who doesn’t have experience or know the language take anyone’s job? If foreigners are in jobs, it’s because they’re willing to do them when a local won’t. 

I bet most people had never even heard of Syria until the bombings started. I’ll put money on the fact that most people don’t know Syria had a big reputation for exquisite architectural designs in the Middle East. It also boasted fine universities and education.

You may think of Syria as a backward third world country because that’s what you wish to believe or because the media told you. Yet, what if I told you Syria was a fine specimen of culture and progression? All you have to do is look up its history and photos of its finer years. Antique dealers would flock to the country in search of precious gems. 

This is where information is also dangerous. The powers that be know how we are triggered psychologically. They know what makes us tick, what we fear and how to get our blood levels up.

The truth is, we were sympathising with the Syrian refugees. We wanted their well-being, because despite everything, our true nature is loving and compassionate and caring. Yet, the Higher powers that be in the world, don’t want us to sympathise with refugees. So, what is the simplest way to make us hate them? A terrorist attack, and one of such proportion that we then fear it happening on our very own doorstep. 

If we fear them enough, we will demand that our governments send them back to the rubble and ruins of their own non-existent country. Or, worst of all, we won’t care if they let them die at sea.

I don’t want to tell anyone what to believe or feel or think .... but ... I would ask you, before you point fingers at the helpless human beings trying to survive, to please take a moment to reflect on the “non” coincidences of events that have taken place. When you “join the dots” as a friend of mine would say, you will see that everything is not always as it seems.

They are being framed and so are we. Worst of all, we’re being conditioned to not think for ourselves anymore but to believe everything we’re being spoon fed. Sadly, this is also reflected in the ever changing educational system that doesn’t allow for critical thinking anymore. 

I’m not asking anyone to agree with me but I would ask you to ask yourself the question: 
“What if?”

Peace be upon all of us because we’re all in this together; regardless of race, age, gender, colour, religion or beliefs. This affects the whole world at large.

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Wedding makeup and hairstyling.

A fun yet classic hairstyle for a beautiful 10 year old bridesmaid.

A very natural looking makeup that looks as if there is no makeup.

A classic and chic hairstyle for a classy bride.

Natural looking makeup with stunning eyes.