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I am delighted to announce the release of my new book, “The List – the Art of Constructive Manifestation.” For those who like to cut to the bottom line, ordering details appear at the end of this message. Hopefully everyone else is willing to beat about the bush with me for a few moments.
Those of you familiar with the healing art of Body Electronics will be well aware of The List, a tool for restoring order in our lives and for many of us our constant companion as we extract ourselves out of years of resistances and reactive patterns. As we release those resistances we become aware of a multitude of neglected items in our environment, social settings, relationships, family, and in our own mind. In many cases, these are things we have been unwilling to deal with at some stage in our life and which may have been forgotten (suppressed) or simply appeared to be too hard to deal with at the time. Consequently, when we take a hard honest look at our past and our present and begin to look into what our path into the future may hold we see areas of uncertainty, confusion, guilt, regret, mistakes, hopes, aspirations and lessons we dearly would like to finally learn.
After a lifetime, often, of limited or unpredictable success we may wonder how we can do something different to produce a different and more constructive, desirable outcome. The List is such a method.
The List was revealed to Dr Sir John Whitman Ray, founder of Body Electronics, in answer to prayer in 1963. Since that time Dr Ray taught it to a great many people, privately and publicly. He devoted a chapter to The List in his landmark book, The Laws of Perfection (Book 1 of the Logic in Sequence series), and refers to it frequently throughout his written works. Here is what he says about it on page 171 of Book 1:
“The List was shown to me to be the most important item we can place our attention upon to reconstruct our lives and bring order into existence out of the disorder we have created.”
My own path has been a little different. Having worked in the Corporate world for over two decades (in parallel with 14 years of Body Electronics and 8 years of Naturopathy) I have been exposed to and been trained in a rather substantial number of “systems for doing stuff” – manifestation models, project planning models, Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (which is certainly one of the best out there), Tony Robbins and other motivational speakers ad infinitum, all with their own take on the keys to success. I have to admit they all have something going for them and clearly they have helped numerous people in various ways to get what they want. More recently, “The Secret” has been firing people’s imaginations and creating a buzz in many circles.
With what I know about The List, I find myself querying the value of any system, tool, model or method that helps us get what we want without once stopping to ask whether or not what we want is what we most need. How are the questions of responsibility and constructive action handled? What makes a given method cultivate more than a self-centred, “I want what I want, so how do I get it” attitude?
I believe one of the greatest things any of us will ever discover is the deep fundamental unity of all people – no not just all people – a deep fundamental unity of ourselves with everyone and everything else in the universe and indeed beyond it. Sure, there are a hundred ways to get what we want, but is getting exclusively what we want the ultimate purpose of our existence? I think not. In fact, I believe that the continual focus on fulfilling our needs eventually places us diametrically opposed to the fullness of what we can Be, Do or Have. There is a time for fulfilling our needs and wants to be certain, but it is all too easy to be seduced by the pursuit of outer or even inner desires at the cost of considering our individual or collective responsibilities. We might ponder whether there is an unseen price tag for the fulfilment of certain desires.
So, I present you with my contribution, “The List – The Art of Constructive Manifestation”. This 150 page book in a compact A5 format is primarily written for the average person. You don’t have to be a student of Body Electronics to appreciate the simplicity of The List, but the relationship of The List to many of the key principles you may be aware of through Body Electronics is explored and gradually developed over 31 chapters.
To that end, the book is written to be complete at any time after the first 12 chapters, which all deal with the most simple and fundamental aspects of The List. After that I go into a progressively deeper expansion of the inner workings of The List, including programming and emotionality, our circles of influence and concern, creative visualisation, energy leaks, karma and karmic completion, encompassing duality and desireless desire, and the five virtues, topics a Body Electronics student may appreciate more.
Order your copy today for NZ$35 plus post and packing.
I also have a 1-2 hour presentation with slides that I am available to present to interested groups that wish to learn about the basics of The List in person. So if you know anyone who may be interested…
I leave the final words to Dr Ray:
“To search for things beyond our grasp is fantasy
When that which lies within our reach we see
Has not yet been completed, yet holds the key
To that which through Right Action ours will be.
The simplest things in life will make us free”
"The Laws of Perfection” – John Whitman Ray
In Love, Light and Perfection
You may have seen an episode of "Target" on TV last night investigating the merits and myths of natural health supplements vs. pharmaceuticals.
While some refreshing and balanced views were expressed, the general flavour was that natural products are expensive and scientifically unproven, although with frequently good "anecdotal" support.
In particular, a number of items referred to the relative efficacy of substances such as vitamin C and Echinacea as preventatives or mitigators of colds.
For example, the effects of vitamin C were compared as derived from fruit juice, supplements and food and then blood levels measured to determine uptake and urine levels to determine waste. The essential conclusion for supplements was "expensive urine" (or words to that effect), and that food sources were generally best. I will at least agree that food sources certainly are best (when we eat enough of the right ones) and it was refreshing to see comment that a great many natural substances within food are not yet classified and therefore not understood or included in man-made supplements.
Without really wanting to endorse or condemn supplements, per se, I do not believe that all supplements are created equally and the supermarket brand chosen last night was a poor choice to test, but this is by-the-by.
Literature regarding Echinacea was also reviewed to see if it could indeed prevent a cold, concluding that it could not but that it may have some benefit in reducing cold duration or severity, a similar conclusion for Vitamin C.
I believe that the basic premise of the show is a fallacy, which underlies most of the show's conclusions (and frankly, probably most of our thinking) - that colds should or can be prevented.
Colds are not disease processes and therefore do not need cure or prevention.
They may not be pleasant but they are substantially the body's attempt to offload the effects of wrong living or poor metabolism. In other words, colds are our body's way of cleaning out debris which should not have been there in the first place. Colds are healing processes and little more than the elimination of excess mucous.
Efforts to prevent a cold, leaving the body encumbered with wastes it needs to eliminate, cause a greater problem for the body in future. Stopping a moderate outward flow of mucous today will probably require a greater flow and possibly fever at some time in the future, and result in a burden and possible weakening of the body.
Chronic disease often results from the suppression of acute cleansing reactions such as colds.
Accordingly, I am not surprised that natural products, such as healthy organic foods (by which I mean that the plant itself was a healthy specimen and therefore nutrient dense), or supplements that are an actual whole extract of a healthy plant (as opposed to a laboratory copy or where so-called "active ingredients" only have been extracted), do not prevent a cold.
Any substance that prevents a cold in a healthy way can only do so by strengthening the body against the accumulation of mucous in the first place, not by suppressing or stopping the mucous flow. In other words, if you want to avoid a cold then you need to start a healthier lifestyle. Supplements, drugs or anything that "stop" a cold are not good for your long term health.
There are of course more symptoms than mucous associated with a cold - low energy, congestion, coughing, etc - but these all relate to the body's focus of dredging up and expelling deeply buried wastes for elimination. Even more severe "illnesses" such as 'flu's that involve fevers, aching joints, etc are simply a more intense manifestation of the same basic problem - waste accumulation.
So, embrace your next cold - let it all hang out and celebrate the fact that your body will not have to deal with that same mucous at some other time in future, perhaps in the form of a more serious "illness". Colds that are allowed to properly run their course do you a favour. They give you the time and incentive to plan improvements to your diet, lifestyle and even your way of thinking so that future repeats become unnecessary. The nutrition and naturopathy pages on my website may provide you some other suggestions and ideas.
Finally, I'd also like to thank the unacknowledged naturopath, Kelly Newman, on last night's show - good job.
Please don't "turn me off", I have no particular political party to support here, just a call to look at your conscience.
I would like to point out one fatal political fallacy that we are mostly lead by; the idea of making your vote count or not wasting your vote, hence the idea of "tactical" voting. This amounts to a subliminal message, as subconsciously the majority of people prefer to be on the winning team and realise that the only way their vote will count is if they support the likely winners.
If everyone voted "tactically" the ultimate outcome would be a bunch of people elected who no-one actually wants and the perpetuation of the illusion that there is no support for minority parties. I retract that, the support of the minority party becomes exactly an illusion since no-one has supported them in deed by voting for them.
If a group of people all want fish for dinner they don't go to the shop and tell everyone else to buy cornflakes so the shop doesn't run out of fish. You tell everyone to buy fish so the supermarket knows exactly what the people want and supply it or lose the business.
I think we could all do with a reality check on who we are supporting and why we're doing it. Are we supporting someone who has lied to us or deceived us? To reward a liar or a thief (no matter how many little gifts they may offer you) with more power is to bring about your own eventual deception and loss. Any politician or party that has lied to you, deceived you or taken away your rights by drawing your attention to one issue while secretly passing legislation behind your back somewhere else, needs to be removed from office. This is a civic, if not moral, responsibility.
In short, vote for the person and party that represents your wishes in total. If there is one thing you disagree with in their policies or actions and that you would not be happy with in your conscience, do not support them because your support creates the very thing you do not want. The only honest form of government is where people vote according to their conscience and in full knowledge of what the government plans to do. And if the government does not act on the wishes of the people it is removed.
As an example, did we really vote for legalised prostitution? I say we because I'm not sure which one of us did anything about stopping it. I don't imagine any one of us would like to see their own daughter become a prostitute, so how come we legalised it? To be frank, it is immaterial how much so-called good anyone does to one person if they sell someone else down the river. If one person can't do it, let someone else do the good, but someone who also won't do the dirty.
There a number of similar issues from recent months, none of which have made the papers yet. Did you know that a parent no longer has legal custody of their own children? The parent is now the person who merely offers day to day care. I personally find this disturbing because if the law says I'm not the custodian, who is?
Why are we considering the policies of most parties and weighing up who can provide the best healthcare, or shortest waiting lists when they are each determined to force the medical model of healthcare on everyone? Does anyone remember Liam Holloway and how he and his parents were hunted down like dogs because his parents wanted to try a natural healthcare approach instead of experimental chemotherapy?
We say diet is important on one hand and yet we have allowed GE food to be on the shelves, improperly labeled, uncontained, unproven and possibly irreversible. Are we feeling good with our actions (or inactions) yet?
Do not be bought by anyone! If they say "I'll give you A and B, but while you're not looking take away C", then go and find someone else who can give you A and B without losing C - or if losing C is on the cards, someone who will be honest and open about it so you can choose ahead of time. Never vote for anyone unless you support ALL of their policies. If you look hard enough you will either find someone who you can support or conclude that if you care you may need to form your own party.
Not so practical the day before an election, admittedly, but we have no-one to blame but ourselves for a dishonest government who feels they are greater than the people who elected them.
So don't vote where you think you will do the MOST good, only vote where you will ONLY do good. Don't be afraid to vote for a minority if you trust and believe in their aims. How else will they ever become the majority?
Sound hard-nosed? You betcha! It barely matters who gets into power right now if you think the only choice is between "bad" or "worse". All I can say is don't be fooled into supporting bad because you don't like worse. Worse used to be bad too. Compromise only leads to more compromise.
I am happy to discuss this personally with anyone.
Have a nice day!
I recently appeared before a government Select Committee following a submission on the Human Assisted Reproductive Technology bill that is on its way to becoming legislation in NZ. This law relates to setting guidelines for genetic engineering of embryos to create designer babies, human cloning, etc. This on the eve of the lifting of the moratorium on genetic engineering (GE) in NZ. I therefore wish to draw your attention to an understanding of one of the basic issues in the debate that has been substantially overlooked.
The agenda of the late 20th century and the early part of this century is seemingly set by science, which is now substantially corporately owned. The bureaucrats who support this regime, who are largely the indoctrinated product of a university education and who espouse us to "move ahead with science" may be better called "technocrats". They have the public so focussed on the apparent "need" to move forward with science, while cultivating the underlying fear that we will be "left behind" without science, that the public has become unaware that there are other options in life. Most of the options presented and debated in public forums are "science says this" or "science can do that", such that the technocrats have drawn public focus from God and individual responsibility. While we remain on the playing field of science, win, lose, or draw we are thus still playing the technocrats' game.
As a teenager I marvelled at the "progress" science could bring. I was in love with science. I wanted to be a scientist. I spent 4 years at University pursuing this aspiration. Yet somewhere in my heart I always held the reservation, "I hope we will be responsible with what we learn." I considered the moral implications of cloning and questioned how society would come to grips with these implications, as surely science could not progress without the support of society.
As an adult, I look back on the last 25 years since that time and wonder when it was that the scales tipped from society controlling science to science controlling society. Perhaps I am naïve to consider that society has ever been in control of science. Nonetheless, as I look back two notable events in the last 3 years impress me: a sheep was cloned and human genes were inserted into cows to "improve" the quality of their milk and society never had a word to say about it. I realise that it is no longer a case of wondering how we will be responsible before we "cross the line" because it seems the line is already far behind us and we, as a collective group, weren't included in the decision.
To give another example, were we responsible when we dropped the first nuclear bomb on Japan? By my reckoning, nearly 60 years have passed and we still have not learnt to be responsible for nuclear waste in peace time, let alone its killing power in war time. The wool has well and truly been pulled over our eyes if we ever thought that corporate or government sponsored science will be responsible.
Good science is expensive. Isaac Newton spent 20 years of his life in the 1600's perfecting a revolutionary branch of maths so he could describe his famous Laws of Motion. Faraday in the 1800's spent a similar period of time just collecting copper and making wire before he could even conduct his experiments with electricity. Any pioneer has a price to pay for their effort. Today, pioneering research requires the latest equipment, facilities and a large team of people, all of which must be funded. In fact today little large scale research is conducted without some major investor, typically a corporate body, who hopes to have a product to sell at the end of the day to get their money back, if not make a profit. Make no mistake, no matter what the intention of the scientist, such research is driven by profit, not social responsibility.
In my consideration of genetic research I have concluded that this science is not immoral, but rather amoral, for there is no consideration of moral virtue. Genetic research is founded upon the precept that DNA creates life, when the truth is that God has created all life. There is no moral defense for the scientists who may sincerely claim to believe in God by saying, "Well, God created DNA." DNA does not create or dictate life; life creates and dictates DNA and life was created by God. We are not the mere product of a bunch of chemicals. Until this fundamental truth is acknowledged by scientists, all genetic research is effectively amoral and atheistic.
Science says DNA dictates the body structure, but the truth, as we know from our studies in Body Electronics, is that the morphogenetic field, which exists as dictated by consciousness, dictates the structure of the body, including the structure and function of the DNA. The DNA cannot be permanently genetically modified and supported by life where consciousness does not change. Genetic manipulation of DNA is no more than another attempt to manipulate outer energies. DNA must eventually conform to consciousness. There is only one valid and effective means of manipulating life (if that word can be used at all) and that is by the power of consciousness or through direct communion with God.
It is thus my belief that all genetically altered life forms will ultimately "wither and die on the vine". Dolly the cloned sheep is a fine example. Dolly seemed like a perfect clone but died within 2 years riddled with arthritis and other degenerative diseases that were the hallmark of old age. Her DNA literally fell to pieces. This does not mean action on our part is not required since each of us is part of the collective consciousness that determines the collective morphogenetic field of the universe. Persistent inaction is an abrogation of responsibility and one's position in the grand scheme of life that relegates one to Apathy and the gradual descent into Unconsciousness.
The technocrats have over the years gradually manipulated governments (and public opinion) to blindly pass laws that effectively make it "legal" (if not moral) for man to play God by creating the DNA of his choice. Yet the science of genetic engineering is really a tribute to the ignorance of man and his arrogant egotism in believing he can permanently manipulate life by tampering with genetic codes. The science of GE can thus be likened to an attempt to build a wooden fireplace or make ice cubes inside a hot oven - it is doomed to failure.
Be this as it may, science is not the enemy, but it is a false idol. Consider it as a graven image seeking to be alike unto God and His works, but clearly not God. Science is no more than a test for each of us. Can we pass the test of identification with intellectualism (the level of Grief on the scale of emotions) and its intoxicating logic or can we not? Please consider, the whole time one debates the pros and cons of science and its activities, one is not attuned to God and doing His Laws. The great need of today is not to consider whether or not to move ahead with science, but to move ahead with God.
Science, GE in particular, invites us to consider whether or not life is perfect. In fact it proclaims that life is not perfect, since science claims it can improve life. I believe that part of the Divine Design is to seek perfection by recognising perfection, not by seeking imperfection and trying to eliminate it. Perfection is not the absence of imperfection, because everything is already perfect; the task is for each of us to but see it.
To be very blunt, GE is not about improving society or life. No matter how sincere some researchers and supporters may be they are simply operating on the basis of a lie. GE is about money, power, ego, control and intellectual curiosity. Morality is not a part of it.
It therefore behoves all of us to put forth our physical and spiritual effort to prevent further atrocity against life by allowing the pursuit of Godless science to preclude our right to move ahead with God.
On the physical level at this pivotal moment in NZ history, tell your MP TODAY that GE research must stop in NZ NOW and that our food and environment must be protected from GE contamination forever. You may consider the popular call for a 5 year extension on the GE Moratorium a small and practical step in the right direction.
On a spiritual level, disconnect yourself from the entrapments of logic and forget the alluring calls of science so that you may move into a loving clarity on the understanding of the sanctity of life in all its forms and pour your blessings into life that life may bless you.
In Love, Light and Perfection,
Having just had a truly blessed wedding experience I expected that my first group email this year might be on a happier note. However, I find the matter of war demanding attention at this pivotal moment in world affairs.
America has freely chosen to enter into war upon Iraq, claiming to be justified and "without any other choice". Indeed both sides feel justified in their actions. The war has even been called a Holy War by some. There have been many so-called holy wars over the millennia, but how many of these are truly holy and is even holy war justified?
At any rate, I do not find the current conflict fitting the criteria of being holy, for this war is about pride, ego, money, greed, oil and retribution, not about any spiritual matters.
A war that seeks to protect or restore freedom of choice to people, lovingly conducted and according to God's Will may be a holy war. I expect many will grapple with the concept of lovingly conducting war. On a smaller scale by way of illustration, is it possible to lovingly discipline a child? While more love may be required in the case of war, the principle is the same. Discipline/war...child/country...without love and forgiveness neither act can be considered holy.
Any war that seeks to limit the religious or other rights of one people because of the religious or other beliefs of another cannot be deemed holy. Thus the Crusades of the Middle Ages were not truly holy by this standard since religious intolerance and the desire to convert "barbarians" to "believers" were the motives.
There are Biblical examples of wars that may fit the criteria of being holy, but a war that seeks to deny freedom or that is an act of revenge, appeasement, or for individual gain is not holy, no matter what God's name is used to justify it. Invocation of God's name for an unholy purpose is in fact using God's name in vain.
One historical example that may be closer to being a holy war is the War of Independence between America and England that eventually resulted in the foundation of the Constitution of the United States. Regardless of any corruption of the principles and interpretation placed upon it subsequently, the Constitution in its original form is a truly holy and perfect document, as it guarantees the freedoms and sovereign rights of all men. The document was written by men devoted to their cause who were clearly inspired and sustained by God in their mission.
The Constitution has only fallen into disrepute through distortions of interpretation and the corruption of men who have sought to use it for their own purposes rather than the collective good or by those who wish to destroy it, recognising that freedom of the many impinges upon the selfish profits of the few.
At this time when America is in the spotlight and its government is acting without the unanimous mandate of its people, garnering support from the international community in order to make war seem to be a legal or moral act, let us spare a thought of forgiveness for this country. Unconditional love and unconditional forgiveness are prime virtues that we have learned about in Body Electronics and through many religions. Let us show this forgiveness to America now.
America, regardless of personal opinions and how easy it is to be cynical, is clearly a blessed land. Her people were chosen and made the effort required to institute that God-given Constitution. America needs our forgiveness, mercy, love and support now. Not support to continue an unholy war, but support to find the inner strength to find forgiveness in its own heart and cease this war now.
Do the Iraqis "deserve" war (military and civilians - men, women, aged and children - alike)? Do the men and women of the American armed forces deserve to die "for their country"?
We do not need to choose sides or hold opinions as to what either side should do next or who deserves what, for this judgment is not ours to make. Both sides require our forgiveness and must simply be given every opportunity to stop infringing on the rights and freedoms of others. There are means other than war.
The whys and wherefores may seem complex, yet our own personal action simple. All we must do is forgive and have faith that all is Perfect Divine Order as we focus on our internal harmony in this time of outer turmoil. Do not be drawn into the turmoil, for then you become one with it. Know that your inner harmony is a powerful force to produce outer harmony. Forgive America and have faith in her Constitution and people to act appropriately.
In Love, Light, and Perfection,
I'm just taking a moment to thank everyone for their support of Body Electronics this past year, whether it was through attending seminars, contributing to newsletters, being a member of societies like BEINZ that are dedicated to preserving BE, enduring their own pain, confronting their own resistances, or other moral support.
Personally I'd like to give special thanks to my beautiful wife-to-be, Tess, without whose support and sacrifice I could not personally dedicate so much time to this wonderful transformational work.
2002 has been excellent for me. I have produced my first book, "Body Electronics, the Science of Regeneration - Introduction for Beginners", developed and run a new single weekend seminar to introduce new people into the world of Body Electronics, and recently had the great honour of co-teaching Doug Morrison's 5 week Instructor's Seminar in USA (what a fantastic experience and group of people that was)!
I'm not just thanking those who helped me, but everyone who helped anyone in their endeavours with Body Electronics, whether in NZ, Australia, USA, Canada, or anywhere else. It's a small planet really and anything anyone does to help another human benefits us all.
I am reminded of a recent comment made by a friend about their life's passion, "I'm not doing it just because I like it but because the work needs to be done, - I think a large part of what I'm thinking is that this has implications wider than me or the family and friends..."
This comment strikes me as I realise that BE is not a job, you don't make a living FROM it. It is a tool for personal growth, but it's also a way of giving service that extends way outside of our normal concept of giving service. Frequently we approach service from the perspective of "How can I help?" While this is quite honourable, Dr Ray has hopefully taught us that while we are "trying" to be of service we cannot truly "be" of the best service.
The secret to being of service begins with being right here and right now. Whenever we're looking beyond ourselves or beyond the present moment we're not quite in synch with the universe or reality. If we really want to be of service, then the first thing we need to do is to still ourselves physically and emotionally so that we can impartially observe what the Will of God is in this moment.
We don't need to make the opportunity for service because this opportunity is everpresent. We don't need to find someone to help because there is always someone right here who we can help...ourselves. If we think we're selfish for helping ourselves, then this merely reveals our perception of separateness from everyone else...
I'm not suggesting that we only focus on ourselves because this creates the exact same illusion of separation. My point is that as soon as we place a condition of any sort upon what constitutes service we're creating a separation from those who we could otherwise help.
I believe that one of the best ways of supporting Body Electronics is to support ourselves as we strive for our own change of consciousness. Another of those best ways is to support someone else in their endeavours to change consciousness. When was the last time you offered to hold someone's points? And before you rush out and tell everyone that you need to hold their points, "because THEY need it," remember that you don't need to TRY to be of service. Just recognise that you can be of service and make the invitation and think nothing more of it, leaving the individual to accept or decline.
To briefly come back to a concept from my introduction, Dr Ray frequently reminded us of the blessing we give in making the sacrifice of enduring our own pain. He would refer to the various pioneers who had "paid the price of pain" over the years. We are the pioneers of today who have the opportunity to pave the way for those who will follow us. Are we prepared to lovingly and willingly endure our own unconsciousness, apathy, grief, fear, anger and pain? This is a moment-by-moment challenge for every one of us.
It's not just what we do when we're on the table that counts, it's every moment. The work we do on the table is merely our practice for what we're going to do when we get off the table. If we can be willing to receive and transmute the PRIOR experiences of our life with love, then hopefully we can see that this is what we also need to do with our CURRENT experiences in life. Life is an experience; are you here?
If we really look at it, there is no sacrifice in enduring our own pain, because doing so frees us from the bondage of that pain. Perhaps we should therefore refer to the blessing of our own pain. The more I consider this topic of pain and that of karma, I realise that these things are only burdens insofar as they are what we need to carry with us on our chosen journey. When we pack to go on a holiday, should we be surprised that our suitcase is full and heavy after packing all our books, clothes, shoes, etc? Or should we recognise that everything we have packed is for a purpose and then constantly bear the blessing in mind that we have everything we need. We have the choice to focus on the weight we carry or upon our ability to lovingly deal with all experiences of life. Where we choose to place our focus determines the apparent weight (the "burden value") of the bag, not its contents.
Body Electronics works best when people come together to work on themselves and each other together.
As I look ahead to 2003, I believe that this will be a year for us to start working together more closely. We may work together in big groups or small groups. The size of the group does not indicate the benefit that group may bring. The task or goal that the group has come together to work on does not indicate the benefit that group may bring. How we choose to work together determines the benefit.
As a final note, the following is a Christmas story that's a personal favourite of mine. Although you may have seen it before, I find that it never fails to strike a note. Blessings to everyone in 2003 and beyond.
In Love, Light, and Perfection
The first little tree looked up at the stars and said: "I want to hold treasure. I want to be covered with gold and filled with precious stones. I'll be the most beautiful treasure chest in the world!"
The second little tree looked out at the small stream trickling by on it's way to the ocean. "I want to be travelling mighty waters and carrying powerful kings. I'll be the strongest ship in the world!"
The third little tree looked down into the valley below where busy men and women worked in a busy town. "I don't want to leave the mountain top at all. I want to grow so tall that when people stop to look at me, they'll raise their eyes to heaven and think of God. I will be the tallest tree in the world."
Years passed. The rain came, the sun shone, and the little trees grew tall.
One day three woodcutters climbed the mountain. The first woodcutter looked at the first tree and said, "This tree is beautiful. It is perfect for me." With a swoop of his shining axe, the first tree fell. "Now I shall be made into a beautiful chest, I shall hold wonderful treasure!" The first tree said.
The second woodcutter looked at the second tree and said, "This tree is strong. It is perfect for me." With a swoop of his shining axe, the second tree fell. "Now I shall sail mighty waters!" thought the second tree. "I shall be a strong ship for mighty kings!"
The third tree felt her heart sink when the last woodcutter looked her way. She stood straight and tall and pointed bravely to heaven. But the woodcutter never even looked up. "Any kind of tree will do for me," he muttered. With a swoop of his shining axe, the third tree fell.
The first tree rejoiced when the woodcutter brought her to a carpenter's shop. But the carpenter fashioned the tree into a feedbox for animals. The once beautiful tree was not covered with gold, nor with treasure. She was coated with sawdust and filled with hay for hungry farm animals.
The second tree smiled when the woodcutter took her to a shipyard, but no mighty sailing ship was made that day. Instead the once strong tree was hammered and sawed into a simple fishing boat. She was too small and too weak to sail to an ocean, or even a river; instead she was taken to a little lake.
The third tree was confused when the woodcutter cut her into strong beams and left her in a lumberyard. "What happened?" The once tall tree wondered. "All I ever wanted was to stay on the mountain top and point to God..."
Many many days and night passed. The three trees nearly forgot their dreams. But one night, golden starlight poured over the first tree as a young woman placed her newborn baby in the feedbox.
"I wish I could make a cradle for him." her husband whispered The mother squeezed his hand and smiled as the starlight shone on the smooth and the sturdy wood. "This manger is beautiful," she said. And suddenly the first tree knew he was holding the greatest treasure in the world.
One evening a tired traveller and his friends crowded into the old fishing boat. The traveller fell asleep as the second tree quietly sailed out into the lake.
Soon a thundering and thrashing storm arose. The little tree shuddered. She knew she did not have the strength to carry so many passengers safely through with the wind and the rain.
The tired man awakened. He stood up, stretched out his hand, and said, "Peace." The storm stopped as quickly as it had begun. And suddenly the second tree knew he was carrying the king of heaven and earth.
One Friday morning, the third tree was startled when her beams were yanked from the forgotten woodpile. She flinched as she was carried through an angry jeering crowd. She shuddered when soldiers nailed a man's hands to her. She felt ugly and harsh and cruel. But on Sunday morning, when the sun rose and the earth trembled with joy beneath her, the third tree knew that God's love had changed everything. It had made the third tree strong. And every time people thought of the third tree, they would think of God. That was better than being the tallest tree in the world.
So next time you feel down because you didn't get what you want, just sit tight and be happy because God is thinking of something better to give you.
Hello everyone and happy new year (how did it get to be 2002 already?)
As I imagine many people have, I have a done a lot of thinking about Body Electronics in this last year since Dr Ray passed away in April. Consequently, I had taken a step back from the situation to gain some new perspective, which has resulted in my developing a new seminar format to address what I see as the key need for Body Electronics in NZ - the support of pointholding groups.
This is a single weekend "Introduction for Beginners" seminar that specifically addresses the key items of knowledge that a new person requires in order to start pointholding as soon as possible. Such topics are covered as the need for nutritional saturation, the definition of healing crisis, the difference between healing crisis to achieve regeneration and balance to feel good, how to prepare for a pointholding session both as a pointholder and a pointholdee, facilitation, the practical meaning and application of the scale of emotions, and the suggested lifestyle and dietary changes required to support one's spiritual growth and bodily regeneration.
At the end of this weekend and as part of the course price, the attendees have a course manual to help tie things together, have a full set of iris-sclera photos, know why they should arrange a professional consultation, and can start pointholding as soon as they're nutritionally prepared. The weekend is preceded by a free public talk and the weekend can be used to start a new pointholding group in your area from amongst the seminar attendees.
Prior experience is not required but is a definite bonus. To continue the enthusiasm and keep the key principles top of mind, people wishing to repeat this seminar will pay less than half price. The object is to give people every reason to come back again and again to revisit the very basics. It is my firm belief after 7 years in Body Electronics that it is attention to these basics that paves the way to unlimited progress more than anything else.
In Auckland I will be using these seminars as an entry prerequisite for pointholding and consultation. No single consultation can cover the material I will be covering in this weekend and yet the material needs to be covered. The Patient's Guide to Body Electronics, the Ray Programme and Healing Crisis audio tapes can help bridge the gap but a single weekend seminar provides a compact format requiring minimal research effort for those interested in finding out more about Body Electronics and who want to start now. Therefore these intro weekends will be held on a regular basis to maintain continuity and availability of pointholding.
Mental, emotional, and physical preparation are a must for progress towards perfection.
When the demand is high enough, more advanced seminars will be made available.
You will see from the attached flyer that the first weekend is 9+10 February, with pointholding (2 sessions) on Sunday 24 February. Act now if you wish to attend. The next weekend is 16+17 March, followed by pointholding on Sunday 24 March.
I have sent this email to people outside the Auckland area with the suggestion that if you see the potential for this seminar to kickstart pointholding in your area, then make contact with me now to discuss the possibility of coming to your area to run this weekend and support your new group however I can.
In Love, Light, and Perfection,
The following article was sent to me by Neal (thanks Neal). Unfortunately, for anyone who understands a little about electromagnetic fields, you will appreciate that undergrounding the cables will not solve the problem, since ionisation is not the only cause of the health problems which go way beyond leukaemia to include birth defects and a number of other disorders that occur at all ages.
The fields radiating from an electric power line have two components:
an electric field which is easily stopped by even small shielding such as house walls (some people with a steel roof can earth their roof to provide protection in most but not all cases), and secondly,
a magnetic field which cannot be shielded in any way shape or form, not even by solid lead. Magnetic fields, at best, can only be focussed into a smaller more intense area (the exact principle used in a transformer's iron core).
Thus undergrounding the cables would reduce the electrical component of the fields (as well as any ionisation which might be occurring in air), but not affect the magnetic field component. The only protection against this is distance. Magnetic field strength reduces according to the square of the distance from it. For example, the field strength at 2 metres is 4 times less than at 1 metre, the field strength at 10 metres is 100 times less than at 1 metre, etc.
The problem is that overhead pylon power lines carry enormous voltages (typical lines in New Zealand are 200,000 volts with the biggest lines at 500,000 volts), and thus have very strong fields associated with them. Even at distances of 20-30 metres (the average height of these pylons), the fields are still quite significant as far as the human body is concerned. Distances of 100-200 metres (and possibly more) are more appropriate for this size of field to be reduced down to safe levels.
Any undergrounding project is not likely to place the cables more than a few metres below the surface, thus putting them closer to people, if anything. Thus, if mass distribution of power is to be continued, it can only work by zoning those areas as non-residential, or more accurately, non-inhabitable by either man or beast (since animals are every bit as susceptible to problems as humans). There are well documented cases of cows not producing milk or producing calves with birth defects in pastures where pylons run.
This is partly due to the electromagnetic fields, but also due to a common phenomenon where the ground itself becomes electrified by leakage currents from the pylons. Any such electrification of the ground results in an electrical current heading back towards its ultimate source, the power station, so that electrical balance can be achieved. It is not uncommon for there to be voltage differences of 100 volts over just a few metres of ground in some areas where this leakage occurs.
What is the real solution? Allow the various suppressed free-energy technologies to be be released. The idea of any government, corporate, or privately owned institution (which all amount to the same thing in most cases) owning the rights to exploit so-called natural resources (the very name "resource" defines it as something to be used up) and then setting up mass distribution of this power, selling it through various middlemen, destroying the health of all and sundry (as well as the environment) in the process is quite horrendous, when the reality is that there are a number of devices known to extract energy directly from the sea of energy we live in without any need for mass reticulated distribution.
Anyway, I've had my say, enjoy the attached article and feel free to distribute this far and wide.
BSc, BEINZ, NZCHP
Top scientists establish link
Jonathan Leake Science Editor
March 4, 2001
HIGH voltage power cables have been officially linked to cancer for the first time. A study shows that children living near them run a small but significant increased risk of falling victim to the disease.
Sir Richard Doll, the epidemiologist who discovered the link between smoking and lung cancer in the 1960s, will this week warn that children living near electricity power lines are at an increased risk from leukaemia.
He is also expected to say that there may be a link with adult cancers but that this is unproven. His work was commissioned by the National Radiological Protection Board (NRPB), the government's radiation watchdog.
Doll is chairman of its Advisory Group on Non-ionising Radiation (AGNIR). He has spent months analysing the results of studies on cancer among people living near power cables.
It is the first time a British government body has accepted the link between cancer and power lines.
It raises the possibility of multi-million-pound claims by families who have blamed their children's illnesses on the cables. It could also reopen campaigns by local groups to have power lines buried underground or moved away from homes.
Professor Colin Blakemore, a member of Doll's group, said: "The evidence is that there is a slightly elevated risk of cancer near to power lines. We are going to acknowledge that evidence exists indicating an association between power lines and cancer."
Blakemore said the mechanism was uncertain but could be due to the high voltage lines emitting charged particles called ions which may then be inhaled.
Blakemore added: "It's important to acknowledge that there is a link and we need to do more research on it. Putting power lines underground would be a possibility. The cost would be enormous if we did this to existing power lines, but it is something that we may have to take into account for future development and especially new housing."
Doll's report will emphasise that more research is needed to confirm the mechanism. Previous studies - which have been considered by Doll's expert committee - have suggested that tens of thousands of people in Britain live close enough to power lines to be affected by strong electromagnetic fields.
The analysis in the new report suggests that a small number of children each year could develop cancer.
The link between overhead power lines and cancer was first made in America in 1979. By 1990 several independent British studies had also suggested that electromagnetic fields could damage health. However, successive reports ruled out the connection and legal action by sufferers against electricity companies was abandoned.
The NRPB oversees safety research and regulation for all kinds of radiation. It has always taken a cautious approach to claims that power lines affect health, but this weekend insiders were acknowledging that it may have to revise its policies.
Martyn Day, the solicitor who in the mid-1990s pursued unsuccessful claims on behalf of leukaemia victims, believes that the findings could enable legal action to reopen.
"This is probably the most significant step forward for 10 years," he said. "I was forced to back off, pack away the files and put them into archives, but this may well mean I will start to dust them off once more."
The Electricity Association, which represents many of Britain's power generators and distributors, said there was no concrete evidence that the electric and magnetic fields generated by power lines caused cancer. "Any suggestion of a health risk, however weak, needs to be taken seriously," it added.