The title was one of my Dad’s silly sayings.
I haven’t blogged much lately:
And I’ve stopped doing readings all together:
I had no confidence in western medicine:
I suffer from medical and surgical mistakes:
I have had several friends die of medical mistakes:
I have suffered two major traumas from surgery:
I came to under anaesthetic in 1974
I came to with bed perpendicular and horrific chest pains in 1991 and was told that they nearly didn’t get me back:
I worked in this field and saw mistakes:
Last year as well as chronic pain and breathing difficulties
(which I’ve had for a decade and one doctor told me there was nothing wrong and I was wasting his time)
I had no energy or strength so finally made a doctors appointment:
it was the 13th of November before I saw the doctor that I trusted.
I was thinking that all that was wrong was that I probably lacked vitamin b12
My doctor sent me for a fasting blood test covering numerous possibilities.
I had the blood test the next day
and that afternoon my doctor sent an ambulance because my troponin was 44 – I had apparently had a heart attack.
I have since had numerous tests related to my heart blockage—which is too deep for stents.
They don’t know the cause of my breathing difficulties.
This last experience with the medical system has changed my attitude.
Doctors, specialists, nurses and ambulance staff have been excellent.
Initially I was in even more pain than usual and couldn’t concentrate or co ordinate (I think the high dose of statin was a contributing factor)
but I am starting to feel a little bit better.
Wasn’t planning on dying for a few years I want to see the thinking caring humans succeed in restoring the ecology.
Enjoy the day
and be kind to non humans
I am happy with my life past and present
but not the culture I am part of:
Where sociopaths are successful
And it is necessary to be a mindless automaton to fit in.
from the movie THE MATRIX
Considering all the positive changes in my life time I am optimistic that
the caring, intelligent people will prevail and stop all life from becoming extinct.
Enjoy your day
This is a reblog — I am so encouraged these day by the number of people who care about other life forms
In South Australia in the 1970’s and 80’s vegetarians and vegans were not catered for.
There was a cafe on the corner of Hindmarsh Square and Rundle Street Adelaide, called “Carrots” :
one restaurant that catered for vegans
and a Lebanese restaurant that offered a vegetarian platter.
The only vegetarian food one could buy was by Sanitarium
which was, and am guessing still is, owned by the Seventh-day Adventist church.
(And very much appreciated — Thank you Seventh Day Adventists)
We were ridiculed and abused by those in pubs, restaurants and people generally.
I made my own burghers using lentils, vegetable and bread crumbs and at a surprise birthday party for my (now ex) husband all the carnivores were eating these:
not realizing they had no meat.
I didn’t insist my family were vegetarian
I would make a vegetarian dish to share
and also cook meat.
If I ate meat I would have night mares about being an animal in a slaughter house.
I object to factory farming and production line slaughter.
Of course the reason the setup is this way is there are way to many humans.
I didn’t want to eat meat as a child:
for refusing I received a bashing from my mother:
she threatened to have me put in a mental institution
and served me the same meal for breakfast lunch and tea until I ate it.
I have allowed myself to eat meat on a few occasions over the years usually because I was anaemic
The night mares return plus my digestive system doesn’t handle meat.
In this day and age when there are so many vegans, I never expected to be ridiculed but it has happened on several occasions.
I complimented one woman on having soy milk in her coffee and she abuse the hell out of me:
Said that she wasn’t vegan (which according to her is worse than leprosy ) she had soy milk because she liked it.
It is important to me that I am always honest so I must confess that sadly I have only been a part time vegan— but still vegetarian:
Hoping this time around I will stay vegan.
If I ate eggs I bought those produced locally as I have been to the farm where the chickens are and I would live where they live 😀
I cannot watch cooking shows:
Haven’t cooked meat for anyone since 1998
I am horrified that people think eating creature that is boiled alive is a treat.
A friend asked me why vegans avoid dairy :
I explained that the cows are kept continually pregnant:
the calves go to slaughter and their mothers know.
In my opinion the drug companies are worse than the meat industry.
In 1982 the husband of one of my staff asked me to report that suckie calves were left to die of dehydration & starvation.
I was told by someone who bought stock that
all new borns are just left to die that way.
In 1982 I reported what was told to me to the RSPCA who called me a liar and a trouble maker.
I put something inwriting but it was ignored.
Animal Liberation told me to write to my politician.
Years later an acquaintance who had worked in the abattoirs told me that the drug companies ask for this.
And my podiatrist (an animal activist) told me that the drug companies collect hormones from this type of death.
People just don’t want to know.
and be kind to non humans
On my soap box again despite knowing people just don’t want to know.
Wiser and well known people have advocated for other life forms and the ecology long before me.
John Newton (wrote Amazing Grace)
Irving Stowe and Dorothy Stowe, (founders of GreenPeace)
And many many more
And there were movies
“The Day the Earth Stood Still” (re make)
“Let them eat cake”
a famous quote attributed to Marie-Antoinette, the queen of France during the French Revolution. As the story goes, it was the queen’s response upon being told that her starving peasant subjects had no bread.
Most people have this attitude and response to starving wild life.
I am often told
“don’t feed the birds they have to find their own food”
People don’t realize that humans in western culture have destroyed the homes and food sources of all other life forms.
In our culture we don’t share with one another never mind other life forms.
Karl Marx who advocated sharing – communism – is seen as evil
And please know China and other so called communist countries have “state capitalism” not communism
(I wrote a paper on Karl Marx when I majored in sociology)
Some one told me not to go on about the ecology because there is nothing that they can do:
but they and you can:
Do what you can in the microcosm
Feed the birds even if your neighbours abuse you because they don’t want the noise and the poop.
Google eco friendly homes and gardens for ideas:
Don’t use poisons:
Try your best to adhere to ahimsa
Don’t kill mice etc
Enjoy your day
THIS FOR ALL THE PTSD SUFFERERS WHO ARE TIRED OF BEING TOLD:
“GET OVER IT”
“FACE YOUR FEARS”
“YOU ARE OVER REACTING”
“THERE’S NO NEED TO REACT THIS WAY”
People don’t realize that our flight and flight response is dysfunctional
and if you fight your fight and flight response
it gets worse.
If concentrating on five things you can
works for you:
I have had an anxiety disorder from early childhood
undiagnosed until I was fifty.
In my day PTSD wasn’t acknowledge
Nor was PND
Plus neither women nor children had any rights.
To get to the point:
I would remember the song from “The King and I” and pretend that I was OK
And it worked.
Simple things often work
(I didn’t sing or whistle out loud just silently)
At teachers college the head of the Psychology Department told me what a “happy go lucky person” I was.
Fake until you make it 😛
Enjoy the day
On my soap box again 😛
I know that many people realize that our cultural norms are a major factor in causing the extinction all life.
But still conform to these social norms:
Not because they are worried about what others think:
but because these attitudes are “hard wired”.
WASPs (as in White Anglo Saxon Protestant) believe that we own things
Don’t like a messy garden with leaves on the driveway:
Don’t like bird poop on their home or cars:
Don’t want flies ants and other insects in their homes:
Snails in their vegie patch:
Or birds eating the vegetables or fruit:
AND THERE IS MORE
I am not immune
Technically I am a WASP
And I realize that hygiene is necessary particularly with covid- 19
I believe we will restore the ecological balance:
Life On Our Planet
Suggests we stop using fossil fuels and more — worth watching
We need a major attitude change:
How will this happen while multinationals rule the world?
Sorry this is only a trailer – Hope that you have NETFLIX
HAPPY NEW YEAR
In the following book I hope to help those who wish to develop their clairvoyant abilities.
In “The Clairvoyant Experiences Of A Sceptic” I told a few of my clairvoyant experiences.
Listening to others similar stories made me realize that
it is so much better if you can have these experiences first hand.
Not a literary masterpiece but a true story.
And there are so many amazing stories omitted so as not to break client confidentiality.
The second part I wrote as therapy and had not intended to include.
It wasn’t included in the original l publication
It got a five star review in 2018
I wrote and published this sci fi short story beginning April 2017 when the human population was only 7.4 billion:
It is now close to 8 billion.
Our cultural norms and the Protestant Ethic are causing the extinction of all life:
So much has changed for the better in my lifetime but the problem is that there are way too many of us.
I have personally seen the flora and fauna just disappear.
It upsets me that all other life forms are almost extinct because of human thoughtless.
I thought that I would quote a few lines from my short sci fi story:
QUOTE –The Nirahns teleported the toxic waste out of the earth and shot it into the sun.
The Nirahns will be staying for a while to help but they cannot exist in our atmosphere so will stay in their space ship.
They wish to do this as they created humans in the first place.’
‘The captain of the Nirahn space ship wishes to communicate with us, and asks your consent.’
Most nodded. No one objected.
Enil telepathically spoke to the Billabong group.
“We genetically engineered humans using orangutan and pig DNA. You were given full lives. A 1000 years but would eventually die out because you couldn’t procreate. We used cows for gestation.
You may wonder why I am telling you this.” Satya” (truth) is very important to us.
Your DNA has been restored to its original excepting that your reproductive organs are intact.
You still have genitals so may enjoy sex but no human procreating for half a century.
Other species instinctively know when to procreate to maintain the ecological balance.
We will communicate with you more at another time.” END QUOTE
and be kind to non humans
SO MUCH HAS CHANGED FOR THE BETTER IN MY LIFE TIME
I BELIEVE HUMANS WILL RESTORE THE ECOLOGICAL BALANCE.
I was recently asked for my date of birth –which I gave
And said “I AM FLOWER POWER GENERATION“
The young lady replied
“NO –LUCKY YOU”
My generation were responsible for social change:
(that is all that I said –the rest is for the blog)
Campaigning for animal rights and caring for the ecology.
When I was growing up:
as well as having no rights nor status:
women were not expected to enjoy sex.
A woman was expected to stay a virgin until she was married:
A man was expected to be promiscuous:
Never understood how that worked:
When I was in high school we were discussing sex at lunch time and I said that there were double standards.
Several girls said “That is the way it is meant to be” —
What does that mean??? — (In actuality, it meant that it was a cultural norm.)
Once married the chances of a women climaxing was rather slim as (most) men of my age group are proficient at “wham bam thankyou mam!”
AND THEN CAME THE SEXUAL REVOLUTION.
Gays could stop pretending that they were heterosexual. 😀
And women could enjoy sex.
Many things have changed for the better in my life time:
Children have rights:
People who don’t have white skin have rights:
More people care about the ecology and other life forms 😀
in the 1970s I was ridiculed and abused for being vegetarian
and for recycling!
The original GreenPeace that was concerned about the ecology was labelled dangerous and radical.
MAY THE NEW YEAR BRING YOU HEALTH AND HAPPINESS
This is a reblog but am adding to it.
I believe we humans will save the ecology –see my “Yippee” blog
There are many thinking caring people
but our cultural norms are a major problem
and even I have problems not conforming.
Humans consider other lifeforms annoying at best and vermin at worst.
People do not want bird poop on there concrete, fences or cars.
People don’t want leaves on their concrete:
snails or mice in their gardens:
insects or arachnids in their homes.
Neighbours complain about people that feed the magpies and crows
because of the noise and bird poop
Humans kill the Corellas because they are too noisy
— they will soon be extinct because there are not many trees left that they can eat.
People kill Kookaburras because they are killing other smaller bird
— because humans have killed or removed all their other food sources.
I have had a lifetime of being told I was wrong and psycho for caring about other life forms:
I studied world religions (as an elective) at teachers college (as a mature student) in the 1970’s so I was aware of Ahimsa:
But found that people of our culture who claim to be Buddhists or similar do not really understand this:
They stick with their cultural programming that only humans matter.
So if, like me, you think other life forms should be respected for who they are:
Please say so.
It upsets me that people kill insects, spiders, mice, snails, trees, snakes etc
All are sentient and have a “soul”.
Enjoy your day
Blessed Summer Solstice
or Blessed Yule ( depending on what hemisphere you are in )
and a Happy New Year to all