help keep kids off the streets.
we are reminded of the Americans who fought bravely so that we might
enjoy the freedoms we as Americans share. It appears by this
writer that many of the youth of today, have lost a couple of words that
Memorial Day, reminds some of us older Baby Boomers. The words
"Honor" and "Respect".
groups like "The Good Knight Campaign" and programs like
"Computer's for Youth" and it's many volunteers, we can
help teach those two words. The first week of the Computer's for
Youth program, 22 computer system went to community centers and
churches. We have received a number of request to join the program by
groups in various towns and cities. Through the corporate entities
donations this week another 34 systems will be available. That
will bring our current total nearly 100 and growing!
wish to thank, Savannah River Site (DOE), Avondale Mills in Graniteville SC and Music
For A Song in Atlanta, Ga. for their support. We
appreciate you our readers, giving them your support!!
helping Americans grow!!
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Rebekah is author of Breakthrough
YOU ARE NOT
Story of A Clam
Rebekah Alezander Dunlap and John M.
Is life visible to humans as a random accident, or is the universe in some
way designed to produce life? Are there infinite worlds both like and
unlike this world of ours? Given an abundance of matter and the uniformity
of nature, could the same physical processes that led to the formation of
the Earth and its solar system be repeated elsewhere? These are questions
that have circulated among the great minds of the sciences, philosophies,
theologies, and governments of our world. No thoroughly verified answer has
been forthcoming. The part of the universe that appears infinite in all
directions, not only above in the larger cosmos, but also below in the most
minute aspect of creation. In addition, in various ways, we realize that
the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
Our universe is progressing toward increasingly elaborate states of matter,
energy, and forces more highly integrated than we may presently comprehend.
That which is possible in nature tends to become realized. There is an
orderliness of progression, endowed with an assurance of development but
with a certain openness to its possible forms....
The new horizons include not only the universe without, but also the
universe within each of us. A study of our spiritual nature may well open
up an infinity of discovery beyond our wildest expectations. Why is nature
intelligible to us? When we observe nature, do we see the material
phenomena rather than underlying laws of physics? Why does the physical
world seem to be a rational arrangement of things? How do we account for
the layer upon layer of order lying hidden beneath the surface of everyday
phenomena? Look at the example of expanding consciousness that transpired
within my small world! My story began with one very egotistical clam who
thought he was the ultimate in his existing world. Now, I consider my body
and mind to be sacred and ever-changing configurations of energy waves and
particles designed by the Great Creator as a temporary habitat for one most
My experiences confirmed that I was not alone. Nor are you alone. Open
your consciousness and look around! See what is before you!
Notes and Thoughts By W. G. Black Ph.D.
- Founder of Gakati'yi
Enlightenment by Surprise
A few days ago a book was presented to me, and today, May 23, I was privileged to read it. The
virtues of the book are not in length or size...it is 105 pages in length, but there is more than enough
between its covers to expand consciousness, to assist in awakening, to grow quickly and profoundly and
to deal with issues and questions which we do not always find easy or our favorite matters to ponder.
Whitley Strieber is calling it simply the Key. I agree. It can be "the key" to many things which may
be on the Main Menu which we typically call "the future."
"At three o'clock in the morning of June 6, 1998, Whitley Strieber was awakened by somebody
knocking on his hotel room door. A man came in, and everything he said was new."
The long conversation which followed is now in book form. I think it holds much transformative
potential for us as individuals, as a race and as a planet. It holds so much potential that I hope to
interest you in becoming involved in studying it and sharing it with others. So, what is the excitement all
about since we have so many "New Age Operator's Manuals" already?
Dr. Jose' Stevens of Santa Fe, New Mexico, once said in his newsletter: "It is time for the Old Souls
to gather if we are to avoid the police state into which we are now going." How true that is! So part of
the excitement is that Whitley's Guest stated some truths in Old Soul form which are so clear, so cogent
and so relevant that it's refreshing and very stimulating.
He had wonderful ways of expressing the Oneness of Mankind. For example, Whitley says,
The transformation of our world into a place of compassion is at the core of the
Key. Compassion would appear to be the essential ingredient in forming a completely
new form of society. But, it is not obvious that the conventional definition of
compassion--that it is a sort of vague acceptance of the ill-will and mistakes of
others--will work. Instead, the master demands a much more rigorous sort of
compassion. This compassion is not passive at all. It proactively seeks what others
need the most and gives it to them. The personal morality he advocates--'each of you
is entirely responsible for all the others'--translates into a beautiful vision of a new
"In such a world, it is everybody's duty and delight to find what every other they come
into contact with needs most from them, and give it to them."
The operative word is 'delight.' There is extraordinary joy in living like this.
Putting off the chains of judgment and blame is an amazing feeling. And it isn't as if
one must give gold to the thief. Rather give him what will raise him from his habit of
thievery. [We are about to go through the effects of deep and serious 'gold thievery' as the consequences of the last
several years' activity in gold futures becomes known and fully conscious.]
Whitley asks, "How would we be compassionate toward--say--Hitler?
His Guest replies. "In a culture of compassion, Hitler would never have emerged as a
leader. Those around him would have seen his suffering and alleviated it when he was
still young. Compassion emerges out of love of one for all. It is active and has the
courage to intervene. A culture of blame is passive. It waits, then slaps. When the
culture of blame punished the Germans for World War One, it evoked the monster that
has kept you bound to the earth at a time when you need to be born into the higher
world. All you need to know of compassion was laid down in the Christian gospels.
Now you have evolved to the point that you can enact this teaching."
What is the most important thing that Christ said? Do unto others?
That was first said in the western traditions by Rabbi Hillel. The most important thing
that Christ said was 'be as the lilies of the field.' It is the message for the next
millennium. You are going to return to the wild bearing the wisdom of history in your
memories. Your surrender to earth will be your ascension to heaven.
On page 69 the subject of despair and the future is entered into with much depth.
The Guest states that there is within humans "a powerful death-urge." Whitley asks,
"What is this death-wish? How does it work?"
People give up on themselves. They do it deep down inside, in places that the
elemental mind, that is contained in the brain, cannot access, places that remember all
lives. They do this when they see themselves committing the same errors that they
have returned to correct. When they give up on ascension, they devote themselves to
the acquisition of material. But what does this really mean--that they can be near
coveted objects while they are in the physical? The obsession with material is a
symptom of despair.
The rich are in despair of themselves?
But they run the world.
Which is why so many human institutions are so destructive. Remember the Eye of the
Needle? A rich man may pass through the Eye of the Needle if he uses his wealth to
enrich the world. Those who cling to their wealth are dying souls.
I hope that these passages are sufficient to stimulate you to seek "the rest of the
story." So many important areas relevant to our time now are discussed with very
positive, relevant and believable solutions. For example, the Guest indicates the
importance of Mass Prayer, a "lost science of communication," for our future and
for changing the destructive aspects of our world. John Randolph Price, Oprah
Winfrey and Art Bell have all conducted experiments in the power of mass prayer. He is relentless in saying that we must know that the Kingdom of Heaven is WITHIN
us...that we must find it, discover it, acknowledge it and express it. The Guest has
much to say about secrecy, how destructive it is, that it must be changed, and he
discusses solutions for secrecy. There is much interesting, fascinating material
about communication with what we call , 'the dead.' The life and work of John
Edward can be seen as the "wave of the future," and it will become more and more
average and normal for us to communicate in that way.
I hope that you follow the path of growth that Whitley Strieber, the Courageous Veil
Lifter, is providing through his latest publication, the Key.
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Treatments to Ritalin for Attention Deficit Disorder
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is the name given to a
set of symptoms which effects an astounding 9-10 % of all
school aged children in this country. This behavioral
“syndrome” can be associated with hyperactivity symptoms
(ADHD) or without hyper-actively (ADD).
is said to possibly be caused by a number of reasons including
reactions to preservatives, dyes and salicylates in food.
These substances may throw off the brain chemistry producing
undesirable mood changes. A low-protein diet may also cause
the problem, as well as, unseen/unknown psychological factors
which may be occurring in the home, such as lack of attention
by the parents or various psychological fears that the child
may be experiencing. My point is that there is not a single
identifiable “cause” of ADD.
professionals contend that ADD is simply a diagnosis aimed at
forcing children to behave in a narrowly defined manner so
that they can be easily managed at school. In his book, Myth
of the ADD Child, Thomas Armstrong, PH.D. claims that the
condition has been radically over-diagnosed and over-treated.
I tend to agree with him wholeheartedly. A similar viewpoint
is held by Peter Braggin, M.D., author of Toxic Psychiatry
and the War against Children.
your child has recently been diagnosed with ADD, I encourage
you to research the subject
fully before allowing your child to be subjected to any type
of drug or therapy
which is not
natural. Possibly a combination of counseling and/or
homeopathic or nutritional/ environmental changes
will be effective in handling the symptoms.
Major identifying symptoms of ADD include lack of
concentration, lack of attentiveness, continuous brain
chatter, difficulty in managing time and completing tasks, and
procrastination. Although the child is “labeled” as having
a learning disability, the child is often of above-average
intelligence and is also highly creative.
Symptoms of ADHD
Symptoms of attention deficit hyperactive disorder,
(ADHD), are more obvious than ADD. Temper tantrums, a tendency
to disturb other children, hyperactive, impulsive, daring,
unpredictable behavior, and disruptiveness in the classroom
are obvious signs of ADHD.
Therapy - Ritalin
For being a “syndrome” with unknown origin, ADD
and ADHD are being diagnosed in epidemic proportions.
Stimulant medications such as Ritalin, Dexedrine and Cylert
are the standard recommended amphetamine-like medications
given and their prescription rate has quadrupled since 1988.
The number of children diagnosed with ADD is now 4 million and
rising. The company that manufactures Ritalin attributes the
surge in ADD to “heightened public awareness”. However, it
should be noted that the company’s own marketing departments
have done much to create this “heightened public
awareness” in order to increase drug sales.
Although Ritalin helps decrease some of the symptoms of
non-attentiveness and helps some children to focus, be
aware that 25-40% do not respond. Commonly seen side effects
include loss of appetite, nervousness, insomnia, nervous
facial tics, and short-term growth retardation. Some patients
also report stomachaches, high blood pressure, headaches, and
involuntary muscle movements.
Flower essences work by affecting the emotional
root cause of the dis-ease. In the case of ADD, the
main area of concern is that the child is not focusing on
work. The child is often very creative and intelligent. Could
it be that the child is simply bored by school and a
daydreamer ?. Could the child simply be using his/her right
brain more than the left brain and be a talented artist. Could
she/he not be strong or interested in the left-brain
analytical studies which are stressed in our highly
technological schools of today?
The Bach flower essence Clematis helps the
dreamer, intuitive, artistic types to be more grounded, in
their body, and focused. 1-2 drops in water or juice in the
morning helps tremendously. Also combining this with the
essence with 1-2 drops of Aspen to overcome fear of the
unknown has helped.
In one case, a highly creative boy of seven was being
treated with Ritalin. His mother, a naturopathic physician,
weened him off of the drug, while slowly treating him with the
two above essences for a period of 15 days. The problem was
that his family was planning to move to a new location. He was
afraid of the unknown (Aspen) and trying to escape the
situation by being out of his body (Clematis). The boy’s
mother continued to use the remedies after the move for about
a month. He is now focused and doing well in his new school.
Herbs which are effective against the hyperactive
effects of ADHD are catnip, skullcap, hops, valerian
root, (causes drowsiness), and kava kava (increases
sociability and decreases anxiety). Gingko biloba helps to
increase mental focus and clarity.
An excellent product from Nature’s Plus is Pedi-Active
A.D.D. This product contains phosphatidylserine and
phosphatidylcholine and phosphatidylethanolimine, as well as
DMAE. These ingredients help aid transmission of nerve
impulses in the brain. Another great product is EFA
Attention Formula from Health from the Sun. This contains
essential fatty acids vitamins and minerals and ayervedic
herbs which support normal brain and nerve function.
Two additional references that I would like to cite
here are Prescriptional for Nutritional Healing by the
Balches and Ritalin Free Kids by the Ullmans. The
latter is an excellent guide for treating ADD using a
traditional homeopathic approach. Each person is treated in a
holistic way and the specific symptoms of each individual are
taken into account during a lengthy case history.
A specific remedy is then administered. This book
contains many excellent case histories and miraculous
recoveries of very hyperactive children and adults with ADD.
Many thanks again to Mel and Alice Ray Minitor for
hosting an unexpected “Healing the Healer” retreat. The
trip to “The Promised Land” was a well-needed rest for me.
Much Love, Light and Blessings to
all as you explore your respective healing paths.
has seems incredible that I have only received a few questions
since I have been writing this column. Please send any
specific questions or comments to me via e-mail at email@example.com.
Thanks very much and I hope to hear from you soon.
2001 by Donna McGrath
What's This Fool Thinking of This Week
by Dannion Brinkley
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I am winding up my
first year of teaching and it is a bittersweet moment.
I look forward to the end of school as eagerly as the students,
and yet I am already feeling
pangs of separation from “my” third graders.
I love the way they swarm around me every morning eager to share
the exciting bits and pieces of their lives.
“Missuz Ryan, Missuz Ryan…Oh, Oh…Missuz Ryan!”
They call me
“teacher” then they take my hand and share their world with me,
opening windows of wonder. We
have shared laughter, tears, and hugs.
We have talked about everything you can imagine…and some things
you might not imagine! We
have worked and played… together.
We have solved problems…together.
We have grown by leaps and bounds…together.
We have created a community.
Friendships are everything in third grade!
I came to teaching in
the middle of my life…after thirty years as a nurse caring for the
sick and elderly and dying. Perhaps
that is why I am overcome with the sheer joy of being surrounded by
children who are so vibrantly alive!
After spending most of my life caring, attending and sharing the
end of the journey…helping people die, I now have the incredible
privilege of helping children begin their journey…the awesome task of
helping our young ones learn to live!
I believe that
education changes lives. Nelson
Mandela wrote in his autobiography, “When I was seven, my father
decided to give me something he had never enjoyed – an education.
Ever since then, I have been able to appreciate the value of
reading and lifelong learning.”
I believe that one
person can make a difference. If
there is just one child that needs the particular gifts that I bring to
teaching, then all of the preparation, all of the energy and all of the
time that I have devoted to becoming a teacher will be worth the effort.
Who knows, perhaps one of my students will someday become the
leader that the world needs.
In the meantime, I share the joy of Anne Sullivan
who wrote, “My heart is singing for joy this morning. A miracle has happened!
The light of understanding has shone upon my little pupil’s
mind, and behold, all things are changed.”
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sorrow of the men. That is what love looks like."
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Bits 'n Pieces
Every reading we have ever received has includes some sort of wisdom that
makes us think. Here are some we have received over the years that are short
§ All the experiences of your life that went before laid the spiritual
groundwork for the present. As it unfolds, you will become refreshed and
enthusiastic to do work you thought was over or that would not happen. The
timing is right now, that is all. But the timing would NOT be right if the
past efforts had not been made.
§ Be careful not to burn the candle at both ends. Take time to refresh
yourself every day. Ask us for what help you need and we will take care of
many details which will lighten your load.
§ Yes, you are impatient to begin your work. It is the same impatient
qualities you are feeling now are the same ones that will help you on your
§ Test us for a while if you want to. We are always there for you. We can
do a whole lot more than get you parking places.
§ You are being taken care of on a level you cannot fathom. But in this
lifetime you have been taught independence at the same time you are being
taught dependence. However you are not being DEPENDENT when you talk to us.
§ Our pact, if you will, is to help you further the mission of your life.
It may or may not be our mission too. Sometimes it is. But few souls have
just one path to follow. The bottom line may be love, but most people have
many ways to do that.
§ Do not ever feel you are not important. Every soul is important. Every
person in every event is crucial. The more souls to work for the greater
common good, the better it is. It is like an orchestra. The music would be
beautiful with one or two or three fewer instruments, but which one would YOU
remove? Any omitted would distract from the whole.
§ Judge nothing! The feelings you get of not wanting to be around someone
else or in some place is true. Some places or people are draining. Notice
that and avoid them. You can still LOVE THEM. It is only to protect your
own energy. Not all energies fit together. Just trust your feelings.
§ This is the message for today: crawl into your femininity. Having a lot
of male energy around you can be a burden when you are in a creative stage.
Action energy is male energy and will be needed later. Creative energy is
softer and female.
§ PURE LOVE is different than unconditional love. Pure Love just IS. It
is like air. It is like sunshine, except never polluted. We are trying to
give you a way to think of the enormity of it. Pure love is the space
between the atoms. Pure Love is God.
§ Tear up your credit cards and return them. An enormous burden will be
lifted. Credit is like bad karma. A credit card says, "God did not give me
enough today. I need more!"
§ No life choice is wrong. It is just that some choices are better than
§ Why would anyone be interested in following only ONE philosophy? You are
a "free agent," so to speak. You do not just have one job, one church, or
one belief. You have a smattering of a lot of knowledge. That is the best
thing about you. You have freedom of thought and are not judgmental.
§ Yes you are happy! You are seeing us begin to work more in your life.
You are going to feel better and better all the time. There is a lot to be
done and though it won't be easy, the job you have chosen in your lifetime
will not be a terribly hard struggle, either. The struggling comes from
another place. You are here to help the world from the spiritual end.
§ We love you so much. Our purpose is to help you with your purpose. When
you finally realize that the worries you carry are not yours, but from the
energy of other people around you, you will not be afraid again--ever. You
will only wonder what is going to happen next.
Faith Builder: Read your past angel messages. Find the vignettes of wisdom
they have sent you.
Trudy and Barbara are sisters. Both were awakened by their angels and have
since been teaching people all over the world how to work with their own
angels. They are authors of three best-selling "Angelspeake" books. Ordering
information for copies of their latest, "Heaven and Beyond," is available on
their website, www.angelspeake.com.
(c) Copyright 2001 Barbara Mark & Trudy Griswold
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Memorial Day In Memory Plaque Project Update --
Vietnam War In Memory Memorial, Inc.
808 Charlotte Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
On April 26, the National Capital Memorials Commission voted to place
the Vietnam War In Memory Memorial Plaque near the Three Servicemen statuary,
one of several options offered in a site study presented to the panel by the
American Battle Monuments Commission.
The Congressionally approved commemorative plaque, to be funded by private donations, will honorably acknowledge the sacrifice of those Vietnam
veterans whose postwar deaths are due to their wartime service, but whose
names are not eligible to be added to the Wall.
James Cummings, architect for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc., has announced that preliminary work is underway, subject to consultation with
George Dickie, architect for the Vietnam Women's Memorial, Inc., for a design
submission to the ABMC.
While the In Memory plaque's design, location and inscription progresses through the approvals process, donations are being accepted by the ABMC from
those who wish to share in the creation of this unique symbol of recognition
and honor for Vietnam Veterans
You may wish to donate to the ABMC plaque fund in memory of a Vietnam veteran you knew personally who died prematurely due to their service. All
donors are invited to notify to the Vietnam War In Memory Memorial, Inc.,
(RCoderFitz@aol.com) with information to be placed on our Vietnam War In
Memory Plaque Project Donors and Dedications web page. Please do not tell us
the amount of your contribution. All are equally welcome.
Ruth Coder Fitzgerald
Vietnam War In Memory Memorial, Inc
Visit the Vietnam War In Memory Memorial Plaque Project web page at:
Visit the American Battle Monuments Commission Vietnam Plaque web page at:
Please make your memorial contribution (check or money order made out to
"ABMC - VVM PLAQUE") to:
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Attn: Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaque
2300 Clarendon Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22201
Dear Col. Corea,
Please apply my/our enclosed donation of $___________ toward the Vietnam War In Memory Memorial Plaque.
Thank you, _____________