Words of Inspiration

~Sometimes people come into your life and you know right away that they were meant to be there.

~Sometimes things happen to you and at the time they may seem terrifying, painful and unfair, but upon reflection you realize that without over coming those obstacles you would have never realized your potential, strength, will power or heart.

~The people you meet ….affect your life, and the the successes and downfalls you experience create who you are.

~If someone hurts you, betrays you or breaks your heart, forgive them….for they have taught you to trust and the importance of being cautious to whom you open your heart to.

~If someone loves you, love them back unconditionally. Not only because they love you, but because they are teaching you to love, opening your heart and eyes to things you would have never seen or felt without them.

~Make everyday count. Appreciate every moment and take from it everything that you possibly can , for you may never be able to experience it again.

~Talk to people you have never talked to before and listen to what they have to say…you can learn more just by sittin back and taking the time to listen.

~Let yourself fall in love, break free and set your sights high.

~Hold your head up, because you have every right to.

~Believe in yourself …if you don’t noone else will.

~You can make of your life everything you wish. Create your own life and then go out and live it.

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Your Health – Your Responsibility

Your Health – Your Responsibility

I don’t really expect this article to be very popular. It seems as if the subject of Responsibility has the ability to stir up emotions and a great deal of debate. Launching the subject is as fashionable as inviting a skunk to a tea party.

And yet, Responsibility is probably the greatest issue that needs to be faced when it comes to attaining a state of excellent health and doing well in life. It seems to me there is no getting around it or running away from it. Way too often, people are willing to be victims and are overly agreeable when it comes to leaving their physical, mental and even spiritual health up to others. For some reason they are awfully eager to place the well being of themselves and their families in the hands of the Government, the Medicos, the Gurus, and the Psychs. In my books, this is a good way of becoming a slave. It is the runway to sickness and disease.

It may seem completely unreasonable to claim that you are absolutely 100% responsible for the condition you are in, but it has been my experience that any other way of looking at this leads to failure, illness and death. Oh, I’ve heard the arguments to the contrary. "What about babies born with a disorder or a deformity?" people always ask. "Surely!" they say, "These children didn’t "choose" to be ill or deformed." Well, even in these examples of the very young, research is finding and confirming that such is the case. One of the most famous published cases on record that proves this out was that of ole Doc Christopher himself, who discovered that he had learned "to hate" at the very young age of 14 months old, after his birth mother and father had left him in an orphanage. He discovered that this "hate" had been the "mental cause" of his childhood Thyroid difficulties and his Thyroid cancer in later years. Additionally, there are many cases and confirmed reports of "pre-natal" decisions being made that have physically affected the person afterwards. The real proof of the pudding here is that those who adopt a "full responsibility / no excuses" attitude get better and do very well in life. Doc Christopher and his contributions to mankind is one of the best examples I can think of. His ability to LOVE and care was legendary.

But don’t just take my word for it. The key here is to LOOK and DECIDE for your self. You have to decide what works for you. How can one be responsible when there is so much conflicting information regarding health and healing? What an area of confusion! This is where you have to try things and filter out the untruths as they apply to you and your family. When my friends are spinning around looking for answers, I like to ask them what they were doing when they felt the best. More often than not they tell me they were eating well, exercising, and liked what they were doing in their lives. Well? What does this tell you? When they again do those things that were successful, get even more educated and do some serious cleansing – wow!! Then they really see RESULTS! And believe me if these people are ever told by a Medico that they have a serious disease, they already know what they plan to do to handle it. Many wouldn’t dream of letting a Doctor touch them or a family member.

And this brings me to my next important point. Get the knowledge you need to be healthy NOW! This information will serve you well, should you, a friend, or a family member be told they have a serious, incurable disease. When you are under the stress of such news, it is not the easiest time to start learning about the body, how it works and what would be the best thing to do. However, if you are already grooved in, you know exactly what you need to do and can immediately get started on those actions you believe are best for you or your loved ones. In this way you are prepared and have the best "life insurance" policy available. There is no substitute for personal knowledge.

Many people complain to me that organic foods are expensive. I think getting sick, going to the Medico for expensive tests, and ignorance are way more costly. So, I recommend spending your money on education, organic food, cleansing and exercising instead of health and life insurance. This allows you to be in a position of responsibility and full cause over your life. It is the best investment you can make toward living a long, healthy and productive life. You owe it to yourself and your loved ones.

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You Can Heal Your Life

You Can Heal Your Life

by R. Michael Tidwell

Life is Really Very Simple. What We Give Out, We Get Back

What we think about ourselves becomes the truth for us. I believe that everyone, myself included, is responsible for everything in our lives, the best and the worst. Every thought we think is creating our future. Each one of us creates our experiences by our thoughts and our feelings. The thoughts we think and the words we speak create our experiences.

We create the situations, and then we give our power away by blaming the other person for our frustration. No person, no place, and no thing has any power over us, for "we" are the only thinkers in it. When we create peace and harmony and balance in our minds, we will find it in our lives.

Which of these statements sounds like you?

"People are out to stop me."

"Everyone is always helpful."

Each one of these beliefs will create quite different experiences. What we believe about ourselves and about life becomes true for us.


The Universe Totally Supports Us in Every Thought We Choose to Think and Believe

Put another way, our subconscious mind accepts whatever we choose to believe. They both mean that what I believe about myself and about life becomes true for me. What you choose to think about yourself and about life becomes true for you. And we have unlimited choices about what we can think.

When we know this, then it makes sense to choose "Everyone is always helpful," rather than "People are out to stop me."


The Universal Power Never Judges or Criticizes Us

It only accepts us at our own value. Then it reflects our beliefs in our lives. If I want to believe that life is lonely and that nobody loves me, then that is what I will find in my world.

However, if I am willing to release that belief and to affirm for myself that "Love is everywhere, and I am loving and lovable," and to hold on to that new affirmation and to repeat it often, then it will become true for me. Now, loving people will come into my life, the people already in my life will become more loving to me, and I will find myself easily expressing love to others.


Most of Us Have Foolish Ideas about Who We Are and Many, Many Rigid Rules about How Life Ought to Be Lived

This is not to condemn us, for each of us is doing the very best we can at this very moment. If we knew better, if we had more understanding and awareness, then we would do it differently. Please don’t put yourself down for being where you are. The very fact that you have found this book and have discovered me means that you are ready to make a new, positive change in your life. Acknowledge yourself for this. "Men don’t cry!" "Women can’t handle money!" What limiting ideas to live with.


When We Are Very Little, We Learn How to Feel about Ourselves and about Life by the Reactions of the Adults Around Us

It is the way we learn what to think about ourselves and about our world. Now, if you lived with people who were very unhappy, frightened, guilty, or angry, then you learned a lot of negative things about yourself and about your world.

"I never do anything right." "Its my fault." "If I get angry, I’m a bad person."

Beliefs like this create a frustrating life.


When We Grow Up, We Have a Tendency to Recreate the Emotional Environment of Our Early Home Life

This is not good or bad, right or wrong; it is just what we know inside as "home." We also tend to recreate in our personal relationships the relationships we had with our mothers or with our fathers, or what they had between them. Think how often you have had a lover or a boss who was "just like" your mother or father.

We also treat ourselves the way our parents treated us. We scold and punish ourselves in the same way. You can almost hear the words when you listen. We also love and encourage ourselves in the same way, if we were loved and encouraged as children.

"You never do anything right." "It’s all your fault." How often have you said this to yourself?

"You are wonderful." "I love you." How often do you tell yourself this?


However, I Would Not Blame Our Parents for This

We are all victims of victims, and they could not possibly have taught us anything they did not know. If your mother did not know how to love herself, or your father did not know how to love himself, then it would be impossible for them to teach you to love yourself.

They were doing the best they could with what they had been taught as children. If you want to understand your parents more, get them to talk about their own childhood; and if you listen with compassion, you will learn where their fears and rigid patterns come from. Those people who "did all that stuff to you" were just as frightened and scared as you are.


I Believe That We Choose Our Parents

Each one of us decides to incarnate upon this planet at a particular point in time and space. We have chosen to come here to learn a particular lesson that will advance us upon our spiritual, evolutionary pathway. We choose our sex, our color, our country, and then we look around for the particular set of parents who will mirror the pattern we are bringing in to work on in this lifetime. Then, when we grow up, we usually point our fingers accusingly at our parents and whimper, "You did it to me." But really, we chose them because they were perfect for what we wanted to work on overcoming.

We learn our belief systems as very little children, and then we move through life creating experiences to match our beliefs. Look back in your own life and notice how often you have gone through the same experience. Well, I believe you created those experiences over and over because they mirrored something you believed about yourself. It doesn’t really matter how long we have had a problem, or how big it is, or how life-threatening it is.


The Point of Power Is Always in the Present Moment

All the events you have experienced in your lifetime up to this moment have been created by your thoughts and beliefs you have held in the past. They were created by the thoughts and words you used yesterday, last week, last month, last year, 10, 20, 30, 40, or more years ago, depending on how old you are.

However, that is your past. It is over and done with. What is important in this moment is what you are choosing to think and believe and say right now. For these thoughts and words will create your future. Your point of power is in the present moment and forming the experience of tomorrow, next week, next month, next year, and so on.

You might notice what thought you are thinking at this moment. Is it negative or positive? Do you want this thought to be creating your future? Just notice and be aware.


The Only Thing We Are Ever Dealing With Is a Thought, and a Thought Can Be Changed

No matter what the problem is, our experiences are just outer effects of inner thoughts. Even self-hatred is only hating a thought you have about yourself. You have a thought that says, "I’m a bad person." This thought produces a feeling, and you buy into the feeling. However, if you don’t have the thought, you wont have the feeling. And thoughts can be changed. Change the thought, and the feeling must go.

This is only to show us where we get many of our beliefs. But let’s not use this information as an excuse to stay stuck in our pain. The past has no power over us. It doesn’t matter how long we have had a negative pattern. The point of power is in the present moment. What a wonderful thing to realize! We can begin to be free in this moment!


Believe it or Not, We Do Choose our Thoughts

We may habitually think the same thought over and over so that it does not seem we are choosing the thought. But we did make the original choice. We can refuse to think certain thoughts. Look how often you have refused to think a positive thought about yourself. Well, you can also refuse to think a negative thought about yourself.

It seems to me that everyone on this planet whom I know or have worked with is suffering from self-hatred and guilt to one degree or another. The more self-hatred and guilt we have, the less our lives work. The less self-hatred and guilt we have, the better our lives work, on all levels.

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I Talk to the Trees


Mankind strikes an unholy bargain at birth. The contract reads: "Give me life and I will agree to death." We awaken in life to find ourselves trapped on a boat floating down an uncharted river with a horrible waterfall at its end. We possess no map to tell us where we shall face the falls, but we know the falls are there. We know no one ever survives the trip and we are afraid, yet we cannot get off the river. We can only moment-by-moment, attempt to avoid its treacherous rapids, its hazardous back currents. Despite the exquisite beauty of the river and its placid bends, often we fail to enjoy the trip for we know that just ahead, perhaps around the next bend, we shall face the falls, the horrible falls.

I have lived alone for most parts of my life and have often felt lonely, even though a host of living things surround me. My loneliness as always is born of my separation from myself, and therefore my separation from all other living things as well. I remember when the summer is gone, when the robins had gone, and when the shy slate-colored finches had gathered and gone. When the blue harebells have dried and twisted toward the earth, and when the parachute seeds of the dandelions in the meadows have long since blown away, their stems stand straight and stiff and the leaves of the elk thistle are like curled brown memories. This is when I feel the sharp teeth of loneliness gnawing at my heart, and I try to comfort myself with reason, but reason is not too often comforting.

We are all of us alone, I reasoned. Alone we struggled from the womb, and alone we float down the inescapable river of life. Alone we face the falls, the horrible falls, where alone we shall wheeze out our last mortal gasp. I looked out the window then at a slender elm tree alone in the garden, and something compelled me to walk out to it. Suddenly I wanted to talk to a tree.

To talk to a tree is strange, is it not? Yet no one thinks it odd for man to speak to something he cannot see or touch, something he calls "God". No one thinks it bizarre that we listen too and are impelled into strange actions, like buying a certain soft drink because of an image on TV, which we cannot touch. Yet if we were to shake hands with a tree, something real with its roots in the ground, something that lives, grows, and rustles in the wind, something in which living birds nest and hatch their young. If we were to touch a tree and to speak to it, we might be considered very peculiar indeed. The tyranny of viewpoint, most often not our own, constricts us as surely as a horse’s hobbles.

The Indians thought it ordinary to communicate with animals, plants and trees. Walking Buffalo of the Stony Indians Tribe in Canada said, "did you know that trees talk? They talk to each other and they’ll talk to you if you listen. I have learned a lot from trees, something about the weather, something about animals, and something about the Great Spirit."

I’m sure that my neighbours would have thought me quite daft had they seen me talking to this tree. But I was alone, and alone one has the right by that reason, to do as one pleases. Alone one is free, or ought to be, and so I thought, I shall see how it is to speak to a tree. I looked around first just to make sure none of my neighbours where around, but no one was watching and no one would hear me. Yet I had a difficult time bringing myself to do this simple, harmless thing.

We are as free as the barriers we have constructed around our minds permit us to be. Indeed, as we perceive it, insanity may be simply the elimination of all of the mind’s barriers. We know that trees do not talk, but how do we know? I might conclude that my neighbours also do not talk. I have never heard them speak, but that is because I have never spoken to them.

If I judged the ability of the human race to communicate based on my experience with my neighbours, I should likely conclude that the species is mute. In the same way, since I have never spoken to a tree, how could I possibly expect a tree to speak to me? Still, this was indeed strange behavior, this talking to trees, and I decided I would not mention it to my friends and family, who already thought me strange enough.

I looked around once more to make sure that no one was watching. Then suddenly I reached out and grasped the lowest limb of the tree, like one shaking hand’s. To my horror, I heard myself speaking out loud. "Tree," I said, "I just dropped over to say hello." It was easy. There was no parting of the clouds, no voice descended upon me saying, "Now you have finally done it! I have patiently endured your faithless pronouncements against me, and against my faithful, but talking to trees – this is finally too much!"

"Tree," I said, "I’ve seen you almost every day outside my window, and have often admired you, but for some reason I’ve never stopped over. People are like that, you know." The tree said nothing back, but I had a sense that somehow my words were being soaked up and listened too. I’ve been with people many times and said things that never were soaked up, things that were important to me, but when I offered them to others, just sort of lay there in a puddle ignored.

"You’re lucky to have your friends with you all the time," I said to the tree, "and you’re kids and your family. You have your roots all tangled up together and your capillaries all entwined, you’re cheek to cheek with those who are closest to you all summer long. And when the wind blows, your leaves caress each other. Must be quite something to have ten thousand leaves to feel with."

I looked up. The tree’s leaves had already fallen. After a minute I just came out with it, "I felt lonely today, that’s why I’m out here speaking to you," I said, and the tears came to my eyes. I didn’t feel ashamed crying in front of a tree, although I have always felt shame in crying in front of people. "Thanks for listening to me" I said. "That’s what friends are for" and gave the tree a loving pat. But the tree didn’t answer.

"I don’t think people understand me," I said. Still the tree didn’t answer. But in the utter silence of the garden I heard a clear response. We must each find our own answers, the tree and I. That is freedom. A tree’s answers would not do for me, for it moves with the wind and with the seasons. Its feet are in the soil and it’s part of the earth. Its wisdom is, perhaps, too great to be imparted to the likes of me. Yet somehow I felt very wise after having listened to the tree.

"Thank you tree" I said, "it helps a lot to have a true friend to talk to." Then before I left, I asked the tree the one question of all questions: "Tree" I said, and waited until I knew I must have its attention, "what is the meaning of life?’ Again there was a long silence. "Speak up, dear friend, for how I need to know."

The tree said nothing.

"Please!" I said.

Still it said nothing.

And then suddenly I knew the answer, although I have since forgotten it.

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Life and Water

"The Philosophy of Life and Water"

A philosophy professor stood before his class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, wordlessly he picked up a large empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with rocks, rocks about 2" in diameter. He then asked the students if the jar was full? They agreed that it was.

So the professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles, of course, rolled into the open areas between the rocks. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.

Then the professor picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else.

"Now," said the professor, "I want you to recognize that this is your life. "The rocks are the important things – your family, your spouse, your health, your children – things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full. "The pebbles are the other things that matter, like your job, your house, your car. The sand is everything else. The small stuff. If you put the sand into the jar first, there is no room for the pebbles or the rocks. The same goes for your life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are important to you. "Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Play with your children. Take time to get medical check-ups. Take your partner out dancing. There will always be time to go to work, clean the house, give a dinner party and fix the disposal. Take care of the rocks first – the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand."

But then… a student stood up and asked the class if they were sure that the jar was truly full. All the students and the professor agreed that it was indeed full. When they had all agreed, he reached into his backpack and pulled out a bottle of water and poured the contents into the already "full" jar. Of course the water filled the remaining spaces within the jar making the jar truly full. Which proves that no matter how full your life is, there is always room for water.

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Magik is the ultimate technology. Magik is that which can be accomplished but not yet explained. Magik is a yoke, a catalyst, it is flux. Magik is that which binds the eternally changing One, the divine All to It’s parts. Magik is a state, a pure state, an embryonic state.

Magik is that state in which all that has been manufactured around the soul becomes transparent and thin and the spirit is realized, remembered to be part of the One. Magik is a state in which you are born again, not a return to birth but a clean and pure state in which your connection to the divine All is obvious and instinctual.

Magik is not created, it is arrived at. It is joined. Our manufactured existence is real and relavant and the Great Art is combining, reconciling, traveling between the pure, embryonic state with our conscious and mundane existence. Magik is connection, connecting, attuning to Everything, to All that Is.

I do not know if God exists. I have a rational mind, I see chemicals and atomics and quanta. I see logic and testing and research. I see stars, I see that the planet is dust and water. But I also see something behind it. I cannot say that "it" is there, in truth…as a Truth, but I see it. I do not know if it is governed by an intelligence or intelligences. I do not know of after-life. I do not know if there are gods and goddesses and spirits and angels and demons.

But I see something, and that something feels real to me. I understand wishful thinking. I understand fear of death and the helplessness in the face of forces so much greater than the human can comprehend…yet.

I understand indoctrination, propaganda and influence. I understand politics and economics. I understand logic and rationalism, objectivism. I see all of these things and I understand their influence. But I still see something else…something other than what is directly in front of me.

I understand the primitive mind…the limbic urges. I understand the need to know, the need to find "the truth"…to base ones world on…to set a foundation unshakable, for comfort for reassurance. I see these things.

But still I see Magik

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Your Thoughts

Always keep your thoughts positive

because your thoughts become your words

Keep your words positive

because they become your behavior

Your behavior becomes your habits

and your habits become your values

and your values become your destiny

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