Offering You a Smile

A smile is a gift. It is a welcoming recognition of another person’s spirit and serves to connect with others in a meaningful way. On, April 12, 2019, a team of psychologists from the University of Tennessee found that smiling can make people feel happier. They combined data from 138 studies testing more than 11,000 participants and found that facial expressions have an impact on our feelings. This rings true for me. I certainly feel happier and more synergistically inclined when anyone, be it a stranger, or a friend, flashes me an honest smile.

Smiles are impossible to find these days, in the streets or in the stores, and while we may feel a temporary jump of joy at buying such things as; soap in the shape of a big toe, or a pair of it’s okay to fart socks, or a Maserati sports car, eventually the glee of owning something new fades away leaving only emptiness in your heart. Truthfully, the only substance in our lives is created by maintaining and forming new connections with other human beings. Joy is better times two. We are without a doubt happier, healthier and stronger with regular human interaction.

Harvard Health Publishing, printed an article; The Health Benefits of Strong Relationships, declaring that, ‘Good connections and social support can improve health and increase longevity.‘ And it went on to state: ‘For many of us, the holidays mean family gatherings, getting together with friends, and participating in special religious, community, and workplace activities. Such occasions are an opportunity to check in with each other, exchange ideas, and perhaps lend some social support to each other.

Social connections like these not only give us pleasure, they also influence our long-term health in ways every bit as powerful as adequate sleep, a good diet, and not smoking. Dozens of studies have shown that people who have social support from family, friends, and their community are happier, have fewer health problems, and live longer.

Conversely, a relative lack of social ties is associated with depression and later-life cognitive decline, as well as with increased mortality. One study, which examined data from more than 309,000 people, found that lack of strong relationships increased the risk of premature death from all causes by 50% — an effect on mortality risk roughly comparable to smoking up to 15 cigarettes a day, and greater than obesity and physical inactivity.’

We all know at our very core just how important human touch is for our health and welfare. It is the weakest among us who need people around them the most. The miraculous healing benefits of a loving touch has been seen time and time again in hospitals and care centres, and was clearly demonstrated in the CNN story on YouTube called, The hug that helped change medicine. Doesn’t everyone deserve a hug from someone who loves them? It is time to reevaluate the data on asymptomatic spread. There is more and more information coming out which proves people without symptoms pose no threat. We must use our good sense instead of our fears. There is always a tipping point when good intentions fail. Have we gone over?

“Sometimes I feel so— I don’t know—lonely. The kind of helpless feeling when everything you’re used to has been ripped away. Like there’s no more gravity, and I’m left to drift in outer space with no idea where I’m going.”

-Haruki Murakami

Your Future Is Happening Now

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Do you consider yourself an empowered individual? According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, to be empowered means having the knowledge, confidence, means, or ability to do things or make decisions for oneself. Did you know that when a person feels empowered fear is minimized and self-assurance increases? Have you felt empowered lately? Or do you feel like you have been intimidated into actions you don’t completely believe are necessary?

So, here’s a thought, answer honestly, if the media and government simply said nothing about the virus for two weeks, would you even know there was a virus? Why is it you can sit on a plane and rub shoulders with a masked person but a small business can’t open up even with a limited capacity? This crisis has conveniently been a windfall for the big corporations, such as Costco, Walmart and Amazon, but it hasn’t empowered small business people in the least. And for those that don’t know, small business is the heartbeat of Canada.

Here’s a fun fact, according to, ‘Dictatorship is a form of government in which one person or a group of persons possesses absolute power without effective constitutional limitations. The term dictatorship comes from the Latin title dictator, which in the Roman Republic designated a temporary magistrate who was granted extraordinary powers in order to deal with state crisis. Dictators usually resort to force or fraud to gain despotic political power, which they maintain through the use of intimidation, terror, and the suppression of basic civil liberties.’

Does any of that sound familiar? Be honest with yourself. Wanting to feel safe and living in denial of government overreach is exactly what the German people did under Hitler’s reign. And maybe you think I’m being ridiculous and dramatic, but didn’t Hitler blame the Jewish people for all the German peoples difficulties? It is a tactic of a divisive government to select certain groups and name them villains. In Canada, our leaders call anyone who questions their response to the health crisis anti-vaxers, extreme right-wingers and covid deniers, please note, name calling is the approach of bullies. In addition to labeling protesters villains, this government also blackballs or expels from caucus, politicians who question the political and mainstream narrative. Do you know of any Fascist state or Communist country that allows free speech? Sanctioned propaganda is the only true source of information in countries like those, and funnily enough, our own government is attempting to limit free speech here under the guise of misinformation, of course. Curious.

So I suppose if the government wins their bid to limit free speech I will no longer be able to share information such as the horrific costs of lockdowns or the Corman-Drosten Review Report outlining the failures of the PCR tests. Or the impassioned plea by Dr. Pierre Kory, a well respected respiratory doctor, as he gave heartfelt testimony at the United States senate on a drug which produced fantastic results in preventing and treating the virus.

2020 has been a trial. In my own life, my dear step-mom passed away, from cancer, and due to the virus I wasn’t allowed to be with her much. Covid restrictions. And then one of my friends died last year too, she took her own life. In actuality, I don’t personally know of anyone who died from covid… there was my dog-groomers neighbour, who tragically died in a car accident but perhaps the virus was driving because that was listed as the cause of death on the death certificate. I’ve heard similar stories. Did you die of covid or with covid? The correct answer is always the virus if the person tested positive according to health officials. And have you read the link to the Corman-Drosten Review Report on the failings of the PCR tests?

Well, this is it for me, no more blogs trying to get people to flip the coin over and examine the other side, I only have one more question, and it’s important… Is your life today fabricated with fear or elevated through empowerment? Sadly, I’ve typically lived most of my life as a Chicken Little kind of person, and I’ll admit, earlier last year I was running around squawking, “The sky is falling, the sky is falling!” But then when May rolled around and I hadn’t been squished, I did some digging. It wasn’t easy. I had to leave the beaten path in order to find the kernels of truth. Now that I have, I stand and admire our fantastical sky completely unafraid and I plan for a better future. What will you do?

In order to own the light within, we must be willing to explore the shadow.

  • Panache Desai

Hidden From View

I plan to scare you.

The peaty odour of earth invades my nostrils as I kneel on the uneven mound of potatoes. My heart rams out a solid beat inside my chest. I wait. Alert to any sign of life. I am hiding in the potato bin; a three-foot square space in the basement tucked underneath the landing for the staircase. Rough milled boards frame the cramped bin and a faded split curtain hangs down to cover the darkened hole, the storage space was half empty creating the perfect hideout.

The uncomfortable hardness of irregular potatoes under my legs causes me to shift my position and I carefully adjust the curtains slightly so I can see better yet I am still hidden. Our bare bones basement displays deep dark shadows beyond my hidey-hole; the furnace sprouting multiple arms of tin, huddled next to the hot water tank; hulking blobs of darkness. Extension cords dangled unevenly from the floor joist ceiling,; empty nooses in the dim light. Silence urges me to lean out between the drooping drapes to seek out a sound. Water trickles down inside a drain pipe from the upstairs bathroom. She would be coming soon. A tiny spider web swings down from the edge of the top stair and I try not to think about how many spiders are in the dark space with me now.

Footfalls pound above my head on the landing and I jerk back the curtains falling back to cover my face. An evil grin emerges. My sister is coming. She shared a downstairs bedroom with me, the only finished room at the farthest corner of this space. The tread on the lower step squeaks. Sucking in a giggle of anticipation my muscles tense in preparation, the soft pattering of socked feet nearing my hiding place. I explode through the curtains toward her like a feral Jack-in-the-box and scream, “Blahhh!”

She shrieks stumbling back, eyes wide, whites showing brightly against her raven hair which flies across her face. The terror I witness in that split-second fills me up and I burst out into pure laughter. Yes, I’m a rotten human being.

She may have smacked me once or twice but it was a mere pittance of a punishment for what I had received from her. And you might think, ‘well, that’s a pretty normal thing to do as a child,’ and I would agree. But truth be told, I didn’t do it just once, as a matter of fact, I constantly searched for the opportunity to frighten not only my older sister, but most of my family and many others, by jumping out at unexpected times, or hiding under beds to grab feet, or by pretending I had been possessed by an evil spirit to terrorize my younger sister. It was very nearly a diabolical obsession, and I’ve only recently come to understand that there was something much deeper than simply experiencing the fun of scaring people that compelled me. It was the incredibly satisfying feeling of having complete power and control over another person, even if it was only a fleeting moment or two. In those few seconds those people were mine.

Now, in my defence, I was raised in the days when children were to be seen and not heard, children were not allowed to display too much anger or too much sorrow, and most importantly children were not allowed to disagree. Looking back on my childhood, I understand my excessive Jack-in-the-box behaviour was my attempt to gain some manner of control over my life through fear. And on that note, you should know, I rarely try to scare people these days, especially the elderly. And yet, in an effort to maintain full disclosure, I do confess to enlisting my husbands help in tethering a life-sized fake skeleton to the bottom rungs of our neighbours dock, so that when they brought it up to shore for the winter they had a little scare.

Fear, you see, is a powerful mechanism to gain control. I kept scaring people because it gave me a sense of power. Today, I see main stream media and government playing the Jack-in-the box game. Cases, cases, cases; run and hide. Case numbers are not deaths, and according to Canadian Statistics there were no more deaths in 2020 than any other year, and our hospitals have always been challenged during the winter season. Now ask yourself this— if the people in control truly had your best interests at heart would they be promoting fear or calming reassurance? What do you think your response would be if they said, “Stay calm my dear Canadians, lets look at the facts— actual government data.”

I see you

September 2009 to March 2010-7

The expression, may you live in interesting times, seems to be the theme of 2020. According to Wikipedia the expression is an English translation of a traditional Chinese curse. While we might consider peaceful and predictable times uninteresting, they are also free from harmful events. Interesting times implies a degree of uncertainty, and at its worst danger. These days many of us find ourselves questioning our ability to hold our lives together while the ground beneath our feet feels unreliable. So, although I am not a religious person, I do follow a spiritual path and I often pray these days. I pray for an end to the uncertainty,  I pray  for a way to heal the division between peoples hearts and minds, and I pray for a way to make a difference. It is then, in the hollowest of moments, that I contemplate,  “But who am I, but one to make a difference?” And then I look out into the crowd of many, and I see you— your vacant eyes and slumped shoulders burdened by the weight of our worlds affairs. My eyes mirror the weariness in you and the chronic state of collapsed joy.

My point is, just in case you missed the enormous needle bearing down on you, is that it’s easy to be led astray by the events we are experiencing today which make us feel incapacitated and caught. I know I often find myself descending into an emotional pit,  which either delves into the darkness of anger where I soon find myself throwing F-bombs like Rambo throws grenades, or I fall into a frozen state of fear bracing for some sort of cataclysmic conclusion, only able to breath in the barest of whispers. In either situation, I am suddenly as powerless and as ineffectual as a streetlight with its bulb blown out. At times I feel less than one and yet I still wish to help.

It is then, in the darkness of my thoughts that I ask again, “Who am I but one to make a difference?” After waiting a few minutes, I admit to feeling slightly disappointed in the Universe,  a little alien zipping down from the sky to share its bit of knowledge would have been nice, or at least the half expected booming Godly voice with an explanation to my query. But no— silence was the answer. Not one to give up so easily, I make myself comfortable, by listening to inspirational binaural beats and meditating. Eventually an answer formed in my mind, “One of anything is a whole. It is not a fraction or a half hearted effort, one is a complete structure within itself. One has the capability of becoming more.” And although that answer felt satisfying to me, I searched further yet, and came across stating, ‘At the most basic of religious thoughts, the most perfect number was one, for by advancing from zero to one, men believed they proceeded from non-existence to existence. Moreover, all other whole numbers were regarded multiples of one, representative of the Creator.’ From that, a simple conclusion sprang into my mind, we are one of many, and at the same time simply one. Therefore, we all represent the ability to connect, to collaborate and to bring about the change we wish to see. One is the beginning, do what you can where you stand. Shine bright.

You Are So Powerful

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Hello, you can’t see my face, but if you did you would see that I am offering you the most caring and warm-hearted smile. It’s been a tough year. People are naturally more lonely when they are separated from loved ones. The separation causes a weakening of the spirit, which is why solitary confinement is used as a form of punishment in the prison system. But, I digress, the fact of the matter is, that people have lost their sense of power, and that is no laughing matter. When peoples independence is gone and others are making major decisions for them they eventually become more child-like, more receptive to taking orders without asking questions. That said, I am here to remind you today, that you are far more than a mindless teddy bear that can be dragged around this way or that. You are a powerful person. Did you know that Quantum Physics has proven without a doubt that everything is made up of energy? It’s a fact. Everything we see, taste or touch is actually energy which is vibrating at different frequencies in complex series. The very ground we stand on only appears solid, but in fact, is not. And as Nikola Tesla, an acclaimed inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer and futurist, once said, “If you want to understand the Universe, think of energy, frequency, and vibration.” But, please, don’t take my word for it, or even Nikola Tesla’s,  do your own research and look into the discoveries of Quantum Physics. Put on a hat though, because it will blow your hair back!

As energetic beings, we have the capability of influencing each other through our emotions, because even our emotions are energetic frequencies. Did you know that quite often we unwittingly mirror the emotions of others? Think of the impatient driver who slams on his horn because you didn’t jet forward on the green light fast enough to get out of his way— your initial response to his blaring is probably hostile. But what if it wasn’t your own hostility you were feeling? What if it was the other drivers? Most of us interact with other people completely unaware that there is a much deeper level of energetic interaction happening during every exchange we have. Often it goes unnoticed because we are bogged down by our learned perceptions of the physical world. Many of us live our entire lives without understanding the incredible link between the physical and nonphysical aspects of ourselves, and yet, if we know what we are looking for there are many examples of energetic connection. For instance, have you ever thought of a friend you haven’t talked to in months and then out of the blue that same day they call? That is no coincidence. Consider the idea that your thoughts are simply energy transmitted the same way radio waves operate, you broadcast a thought to your friend and then they subconsciously receive your energetic message which inspires them to call. Amazing right?

The advantage to becoming aware that we are energy at our essence instead of simply physical creatures is that we can begin to affect our lives in an intentional way by focusing our thoughts (energetic frequencies). You can improve your relationships and career by concentrating on what you want to bring into your life instead of what you do not want. By intentionally bringing high vibrational emotions to the surface like joy, hope, awe, forgiveness, amusement and love, you can change the shape of your day and eventually your whole life for the better. On the other hand, if you get caught up in the  darker emotions such as sadness, loneliness, jealousy, self-criticism, anger and fear, you will soon find yourself instantly drained and depressed. Sadly, the biggest mistake we make these days is starting out our morning with a dismal dose of foreboding headlines. I mean, let’s face it, the majority of the news is purposefully designed to use alarming headlines to catch peoples attention. And once again I say, your energy goes where your intention flows. Perception is the key. How do you see the world? The news wants you to believe Canada has been utterly infested with a disease, but the number of people that have tested positive for the dreaded virus since January 1/20 to November 28/20, is only 364, 810 people out of a population of 37,742,154 Canadians. That’s less than 1% of our countries population, and those were cases, not deaths. We have so much to be grateful for, the virus isn’t near as deadly as they predicted. Anyone under the age of sixty-nine has a 99% survival rate. Isn’t that a positive outcome?

It should be, but good news is rarely a headline story. As I mentioned, most of our news is bleak and as a result the majority of the population have been paralyzed into a state of fear and have become completely apathetic.  Peoples hearts have gone dark. And our bleak winter season offers only shadows of a land gone to sleep, with biting winds and freezing temperatures that chill us to the bone. So, now, not only do we have a lack of warmth outside but we find it inside wherever we go. The required social distancing and masks have separated us from other human beings, and I don’t know about you, but for me, wherever I go, all I see are masked faces with downcast eyes. My heart hurts. I miss exchanging a smile with a stranger and experiencing the joyful burst of connection it brings. The truth is, we are all part of something bigger than ourselves, we are part of a community, we thrive on connection and it’s time to break our apathetic bonds. Healing and immune boosting is greatly enhanced through touch and presence.

The fact is, most of us are kindly people with good intentions. We don’t want to make anyone sick. We want to follow the rules, and be well-liked and accepted. Often we will even put aside the truth so we can fit into a group. This is clearly shown in these two short scientific experiments, The Asch Experiment, and  Social Conformity- Brain Games.   Personally, I found those video’s uncomfortable to view, especially the one with in the waiting room. Would I actually stand up to the sound of a bell in an empty room? I don’t know. So, here’s where I am going with this, maybe you are okay with all the government imposed virus rules and regulations. That is absolutely 100% your choice. Individual choice is necessary in a free society. However, if you happen to feel called to protest these restrictions, then I encourage you to become a leader through noncompliance, it only takes one person to begin a movement, as shown in this short video, First Follower. The reason I suggest noncompliance as a protest, is because it’s time we looked at the other side of the coin. We now know who the most vulnerable are to this virus and we can protect them. Now, we must consider the consequences the lockdowns have incurred, such as delayed diagnoses of deadly diseases and delayed treatments of those illnesses, and the drastic rise in depression, suicides and drug overdoses. And there is yet to consider the utterly dismal financial disaster this has been for many small business and others who have lost their main source of income. The whole picture needs to be looked at, and I am not the only voice suggesting this, please read or simply glance through, The Great Barrington Declaration and The World Doctors Alliance statement.

Much gratitude to you for reading my words of care and concern, I hope you find the time each and every day to bathe in the warmth of bright emotions. Whether you agree with anything I have rambled on about or not, I hope we can agree to keep our hearts lifted and not fall into despair. Change for the better simply requires us to place our attention on what we want instead of what we don’t want. For instance, if you don’t want to get sick focus on being well, try not to focus on not wanting to get sick— there is a difference. May your inner light lead you into a brighter future.

At a Loss

Imagine, you are walking along the sidewalk and you suddenly see a young child run out into the street after a bouncing ball, then a vehicle suddenly turns down the street and is speeding towards the child who is completely unaware of the danger. You instantly halt in your footsteps as panic grabs your guts and nausea rises. You frantically glance around for a parent but no one is claiming the wayward child. Fear chokes you as you dash toward the boy racing against the distracted driver as he rockets down the street. It’s going to be close. You open your mouth to scream a warning and at the same time the driver sees the child and the car comes to a screeching halt. Relief floods your body leaving you weak in the knees and you practically cry and laugh with relief. The child, quite unharmed and is oblivious to his near miss, he simply looks up at you while he grips the ball between his two chubby hands. His mother suddenly appears on the sidewalk and he dismisses you like a smelly piece of cheese and dashes straight into the safety of her arms. It’s a good ending. I like stories that end well. I really would like our countries story to end well, but I admit I am afraid.

I’m afraid because everywhere I look all I see is naive people that are completely unaware that many countries around the world are now in the path of a speeding car; it is a well-built vehicle, years in the making with incredible power and a massive cow-catcher bumper meant to cause as much chaos as possible because this monolithic entity doesn’t intend on stopping for any innocent soul. And now, here I am, I am at a loss, at a loss because I feel the danger coming and I don’t know if my voice will be heard. So, I beg for your indulgence in these writings, please hear me out.

When Covid first appeared earlier this year, my husband and I were completely on board with the medical advice and followed all the suggested protocols. We bought into the pandemic hook line and sinker, but as the months wore on we began to have questions, it was strange that nobody we knew had this new pandemic, or had been seriously ill from it, or had died from it. It was odd, and it was then that we began to question the official narrative. Now, wait, please wait, I feel you drawing away and saying, “Oh, it’s one of those covid sceptics.” But that’s not true, I do believe it is a real virus and the elderly need to be protected. However there is a bigger picture that people need to understand, did you know that because of the lockdowns this year Oxfam has announced that up to 128 million people will starve. The food shortages are due to the lockdowns. Can you imagine?That is many more than the virus killed.

I know that my fellow Canadians are warmhearted giving people who are considerate and kind. We are always willing to help, willing to be accommodating, we don’t want to be responsible for hurting anyone else. I commend our culture for their humanitarianism. It is important to protect the vulnerable and it is important to keep our families safe too. But are you 100% sure blind obedience to the mainstream media and our government is the way to go? Please stay with me a little longer and continue reading, I swear to you I am writing this for the love of your family and mine too.

Did you know that if you want a lie to become the truth, all you have to do is to say it again and again and again? This is called the illusory truth effect, or the reiteration effect, which means the more we hear something the more we think it is true, and it is even more effective if people are fatigued or troubled. Now, here is another tough question, do you trust the government? My point here is that our Canadian government has taken on the task of funding our mainstream media to the tune of millions. And believe it when I tell you, the mainstream media are ravenous because the online magazines and podcasts keep stealing their grub. Do you think a hungry beast will bite the hand that feeds it?

So like I said, I am questioning the integrity of the covid narrative and I’m not the only one, currently there are 34,859 medical practitioners, 12,048 medical and public health scientists and 632,918 concerned citizens who have signed a document called the Great Barrington Declaration. Their protestation states: “As infectious disease epidemiologists and public health scientists we have grave concerns about the damaging physical and mental health impacts of the prevailing COVID-19 policies, and recommend an approach we call Focused Protection. 

Coming from both the left and right, and around the world, we have devoted our careers to protecting people. Current lockdown policies are producing devastating effects on short and long-term public health. The results (to name a few) include lower childhood vaccination rates, worsening cardiovascular disease outcomes, fewer cancer screenings and deteriorating mental health – leading to greater excess mortality in years to come, with the working class and younger members of society carrying the heaviest burden. Keeping students out of school is a grave injustice. 

Keeping these measures in place until a vaccine is available will cause irreparable damage, with the underprivileged disproportionately harmed.

Fortunately, our understanding of the virus is growing. We know that vulnerability to death from COVID-19 is more than a thousand-fold higher in the old and infirm than the young. Indeed, for children, COVID-19 is less dangerous than many other harms, including influenza. 

As immunity builds in the population, the risk of infection to all – including the vulnerable – falls. We know that all populations will eventually reach herd immunity – i.e.  the point at which the rate of new infections is stable – and that this can be assisted by (but is not dependent upon) a vaccine. Our goal should therefore be to minimize mortality and social harm until we reach herd immunity. “

There is also a paper on the covid pandemic written by Dr. John Loannidis a well respected epidemiologist, who is currently employed by Stanford University as a Professor in the department of medicine. His paper has been peer-reviewed and accepted, and the World Health Organization has posted it to their website as an online bulletin. On page ten of this document, Dr. Loannidis concluded, “Based on the currently available data, one may project that over half a billion people have been infected as of 12 September, 2020, far more than the approximately 29 million documented laboratory-confirmed cases. Most locations probably have an infection fatality rate less than 0.20% and with appropriate, precise non-pharmacological measures that selectively try to protect high-risk vulnerable populations and settings, the infection fatality rate may be brought even lower.” The World Health Organization estimates a typical year for the flu will result in 0.10% fatality rate. Interesting. So why are we locking down?

The main stream media isn’t reporting on any of these facts. Why? It’s simple, it is not in the government’s best interest. Please believe me when I say, there is something going on and it’s called Agenda 2030, but don’t believe me, hear it from your own Prime Minister’s mouth at the three minute mark on this Global news link.

Did you notice Prime Minister Trudeau’s enthusiasm during his presentation? I mean hey, what’s not to get excited about, as he said, “This pandemic has provided an opportunity for a reset. This is our chance to accelerate our pre-pandemic efforts to reimagine economic systems that can actually address global challenges like extreme poverty, inequality and climate change.” It sounds like a power grab to me. The covid pandemic has facilitated a clear path for the United Nations, World Economic Forum and International Monetary Fund to take their 2015 Agenda 2030 plan out of the glovebox and into the light. Oh, don’t worry about that pesky pandemic, now that all the worlds economies are in tatters the globalist organizations can Build Back better.

I’ll leave you with one more item to think about, the powerful, well-built vehicle with the massive cow-catcher bumper is coming to everyone’s street, it represents the United Nations, World Economic Forum, International Monetary Fund and Bill Gates(Vaccine king). The unknowing population with their childlike innocence is square in the path of the oncoming vehicle, the population is blindly going about their days trusting safety is a guarantee. At this point I don’t see a mysterious sidewalk saviour, but I do know I want to see a happy ending for my family and yours. All we need to do is open our eyes to see what’s coming down the road.

One last critical item, one of the key members of the United Nations is China, a country with a record of crimes against humanity, and although it is hard to believe, despite their dismal human rights record, they are high ranking in the United Nations. The chart below contains a few interesting tidbits if you care to peruse it, enough said, thank you for your time and may the creator keep you safe.

Wow! What an Opportunity

This is it! We have in front of us an ideal opportunity if we can open our eyes to the truth. The truth is that we were born free. When we sucked in our first breath still slick and shiny with amniotic fluid, at that moment, we were the most untethered we would ever be.  Our parents took to the task of caring for us with the best of intentions and within hours the hospital gave our parents government forms to fill out; one was your birth certificate and one was for a social insurance number. And using their best penmanship your parents completed the forms preparing you for your life of  unchained slavery. Ahhh, now you see where this is going. Granted, we are better off than the slaves of old, but how about you just sit with this for a moment and consider this fact; we were born free until the government gave us a number and we became theirs. 

Look around at the disaster we are in today, do you seriously believe the government has our best interests at heart? Maybe years ago they did, but now it has become an obvious web of corruption and duplicity, and I am not singling out one party, it is all parties across the board. Our system has fallen. Our politicians have been bought and paid for by the wealthiest on our planet. Please do not believe for one second that they care for you or your family. Read this link, they consider us human capital. Now, maybe you are beginning to think I’ve gone completely sideways now, right?  You probably think I’ve completely fallen down the hill of good sense and knocked my brain into mush. But I haven’t. Because here I stand, shoulder to shoulder with hundreds and thousands of other people on the crest of a summit wide awake watching a catastrophe unfold before our tear-filled eyes. What we decide to do now is for our children… unshackle your chains so your children can be free. Look inside your heart and ask yourself if living in fear is a good existence? There is something deeply wrong and sick within our current system. 

We presently have 2,095 billionaires on the planet, maybe more by the time I finish writing this. Money makes money, and having a great deal of money enables wealthy individuals to gain power.  Jeff Bezos is the wealthiest man alive worth $190 billion, learning this has prompted me to delete my Amazon account and shop local instead. Oh? Right. I forgot, most of the Mom and Pop shops are shut down right now, but hey, big business is booming. As John D. Rockefeller once said; “I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity.” Hmm, and although he didn’t say it, I dare suggest that power can create numerous disasters. Just imagine how easy it would be if you had no conscious and no overseer and no check on your ambition? Want to change a country? Want to change the world? It’s a snap, design the recipe, mix together bribery, blackmailing and politicians, then add in a liberal dash of chaos and top it off with a continuous stirring of group-think set in stone by main stream in the pocket media. Would it really be so difficult? FYI, the Rockefeller’s have been in the billionaires club for years. And as billionaire George Soros once said, “ I was a human being before I became a business man.” The wealthy are not here to help the middle class or poor, in their eyes we are simply human capital to be used and discarded.

Sorry to be such a Debby Downer, but it’s all true. Look inside yourself. Really look around and see beneath the narrative. The fight is not between races or cultures, or liberals or conservatives,  it is between the common people and the puppet masters holding our invisible shackles— and my oh my, haven’t they grown heavy these days. There is a plan and we have not been informed, we have been cowed and brainwashed into believing the mass media narrative. Our political leaders have lied and cheated us out of our hard earned money for years inciting racial divide and causing envy between classes. There shouldn’t even be any classes! Who decided we need to pay to live. We the common people did not poison and pollute the earth. The wealthy did that by abusing manufacturing processes and using deadly chemicals. Who brought about the technology that caused all the harms to our planet, not the common people, although to survive we have been accommodating. Who designed the education system which is absent of critical historical facts? Governments have not worked for the people for a very long time.

Now, here’s the opportunity, we are at a crucial time in their plan in which they intend to gain greater control over our limited freedom. At no other time in history has it been so clear that we no longer have a say in our future. Now is the time to stand united and strong. Strong is saying I need my business to operate and then opening it regardless of fines, and if you get fined fight it! Others will help you. You are not alone. Refuse the restrictions. If this was a true health crisis there would be bodies in the streets. Listen to the little voice inside you that says, “Something isn’t right.” Do some research, look for information outside the mainstream news. Our opportunity to change the world is now. Do not comply to rules that are illogical, love your neighbor, and share a smile with a stranger. We are human beings and human beings need connection, we need touch, we need smiles, we need to be together. And most of all turn off the government paid for main stream media that is constantly telling you, “The sky is falling!”   

“The media’s the most powerful entity on the Earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power because they control the mind of the masses.

—Malcolm X

Let me remind you once again, you were born free! You were given a name but you should never be a number. You are a magnificent divine being who has the right to life and liberty without the chains placed upon you at birth. Open your eyes to your potential. Do not be cowed or fearful of death there are far worse things.

The Gift of a Step-Mom


Once upon a time, I met a woman named Gil. She was an unexpected addition to my life, an add-on to a cherished relationship. I was polite during our first meeting. I behaved as graciously as I could, considering I didn’t trust that she would stick around. She was my Dad’s new girlfriend, and while my Dad was a handsome and charming fellow most times, he also hosted a dark, brooding side. When he slid into that state of dispiritedness, the demons that haunted his past eventually escaped into the present, and he would become a miserable man. I knew from experience it would take a strong woman to put up with this type of episodic behaviour. So, when Dad brought Gil into my life as an unexpected gift, she was a gift I didn’t ask for, and one I thought was fleeting at best. Boy, was I wrong.

My mom died twenty years ago, and in her absence, she has missed watching my kids grow up and graduating, she has missed chiding me over my tattoo’s, she has missed encouraging my pursuit of writing, and she has missed meeting her great-grandchildren. My mom missed so much by dying too young. Yet, despite the absence of my mom, I was fortunate  enough to share all of my family’s milestones with a wonderful woman named Gil.

This once upon a time stranger, became a treasured friend enriching my life with her never-ending wisened words and exuberant laughter. Our relationship deepened even further when my Dad became housebound with cancer. After his treatments were done, and all hope for recovery was gone, the only wish he had left in his heart was to die at home. Gil made that final dream come true, and while I often went to help, it was Gil that bore most of the burden. She never complained, and her empathy for him was inspiring. It is only in the most difficult of circumstances that we finally come to understand the true nature of people in our lives. During this terrible time, Gil was a stone of strength.

So, it is with great sadness that in the midst of this chaotic world today, the best gift my Dad ever gave me became tattered and worn, a thin shadow of her former self. She was diagnosed with cancer, and in only a matter of months, it had extensively invaded her body, and quite soon after, death rapidly spirited her away. 

Gifts, as I have learned, come in all shapes and sizes, in all styles and wrappings, in all colours and patterns, and the best ones are people. In honour of my step-mom, Gil, I hope that you become one who steps forward to offer themselves as a friendly soul in difficult times. 

It changes lives. God bless you, Gil.

Thousands of Possibilities


There is almost nothing more sacred than a tree. If you are ever feeling down-hearted and blue, I have the perfect remedy for you, take a walk within the woodlands. Strolling through a forest grove will still the loudest torment in your heart. It’s even scientifically proven, through a study conducted by the Center for Environment, Health and Field Studies at Japan’s Chiba University. Their research suggests that dawdling through a wooded environment lowers concentrations of cortisones, lowers pulse rate, lowers blood pressure, and has a positive influence on parasympathetic nerve activity. Even more importantly, they found compelling evidence to suggest that regular walks surrounded by trees boosts the immune system as well as a general sense of well being. It seems logical, right? Like brushing your teeth every day will prevent tooth decay, a walk in the forest will prevent the erosion of body and soul.

As for me, I’ve always loved the trees, and I enthusiastically recommend a touchy-feely approach. Once you are wandering among the towering timbers choose a tree that appears more inviting to you than any other. Then lean with your back against the roughness of the bark or wrap your arms around its expansive trunk. Close your eyes and open your heart allowing your worries to slip away, and then visualize its branches extending upwards into the sky, limitless and free. There is simply you and a tree. Imagine the roots beneath your feet fingering down into the earth, stretching and reaching, searching for the stability to hold itself upright during the most powerful of tempests. Fathom the persistence of the tree as it pushes its roots deeper still, twisting around rocks and threading through rigid clay.  In a sense, it’s teaching you how to weather any storm. It’s telling you to reach for those things that stabilize you and make you strong. And then, after you are securely anchored in your life, offer shelter to those who are not.

Ralph Waldo Emerson once wrote, “The creation of a thousand forests is in one Acorn.”  His statement is a profound truth, and I do believe, there is almost nothing more sacred than a tree— except for you.

The creation of a thousand possibilities lies within you.

Loving Misery

Thank you.

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Dear people, I appreciate your existence,  you are continually adding dimensions to this world through either positive interactions or negative ones. A balanced life conducts both. We are an amazing species which is complicated and special, our lives are a varied experience of opposing dynamics. For, how would we ever know darkness if we never saw light? How would we ever know joy if we never felt sorrow, and how could we ever appreciate health if we never suffered through sickness?  Encountering and reflecting upon oppositional events brings depth and wisdom to one’s consciousness.

Just imagine? Whenever you have an interaction with another person you either lift them up or add to their misery. The choice is always yours. This opportunity is etched into every communication whether you are driving in traffic, standing in line or writing a comment on someone’s Facebook page. The decision as to how you relate to the next person you meet is always yours. Are you building bridges or ripping them down?

So there you have it, I simply wanted to remind you, to behave however you like today. It really isn’t up to me, or anyone else whether you present yourself as Happy, Grumpy, Dopey, Sexually-frustrated, or Grateful. You, have all the freedom, and you better use it while you have it, because it won’t be long before the liberals decide your emotions are racist too. And on that note I will take this moment to genuinely thank the darling grumblers and scuzzballs and dagger-eyed devils in the world; their diversity is appreciated and defining. They’ve shown me exactly who I don’t want to become.