Sunday, December 9, 2018

Our Health Is Our Wealth...Our ill health is their wealth

Hi, I think what I would do, is give the benefit of the doubt to the tried and tested vaccines. Like with Polio, I would check that the vaccine is the same as it was when first devised, not a modern version, then look at the history of side effects recorded. Then look at the need for it; the prevalence and other founding factors to polio, to establish the risk and need at this time, in this context and the particular child and then say yes or no.  

Since I've been reading a little on HPV I've learned more basic concepts about how vaccines work, how they are trialled and how the results are recorded. The principle of injecting a micro version of a serious illness to trigger a reaction in the immune system is a massive stress to the body and massive unknown quantity as to how each body will respond, short and long term, so I'm completely against routinely vaccinating babies of 2 and 6 months old unless they're really in the firing line amidst an epidemic or major return of the illness in their peers. 

To use a horse jumping analogy, Isn't the key to hold the reins, analyse the 7 points, including your approach, your take off, look at the landing and your chance at getting away intact and weigh things up. 

I'm for decision making, choice and personal responsibility. 

Don't fall for the black and white thinking that the government would have us; some anti vaccination loonies versus some responsible pro vaccine citizens and professionals. We must not let ourselves to blinded to the valid questions, arguments and considerations around our health or, by mistake,overlook the changed motivations of politicians and medical producers. There is now a very sizeable amount of money, industry, jobs, agreements tied up with it rather than well wishes. 

Our health is our wealth...Our ill health is their wealth!!
In America, pharmaceutical companies have an overt mission statement: Have every citizen on an average of four prescription drugs, from cradle to grave. And now those pharmaceutical companies are moving here to Ireland. Wooing the government with money and jobs, testing on our animals, way beyond the regulations on misery you're allowed to and now pushing their sales targets. Meanwhile, we're still thinking well if the doctor says it's a good idea, we better had better do it.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

When Simon Says 'Give the HPV vaccine to boys'...the game's not funny anymore

Now this is what I call violence ...or abuse of power at least.

When people in authority pressure ordinary people into allowing the injecting of their children with vaccines with dangerous side effects, to please the pharmaceutical companies - set to profit massively from their nationwide sale. 

Meet Your Maker...or rather the HPV vaccine maker, Merck

Merck who devised the HPV vaccine were welcomed to Carlow, as an employer, while in America they were facing over 800 lawsuits against them for tragic results of this vaccine. Just think about it, it doesn't add up. 

The vaccine is supposed to protect against cervical cancer - boys do not have a cervix, it is part of the uterus! 

Think about the tests that vaccine has gone through. How many 13 year old girls have they tested it on with a view to their being sexually active and with the caveat that the protection only lasts for five years, until they're 18? None. Not one. Not recording the debilitating symptoms of many girls on the trial

How long has this stuff been on the market? 

What has it been made of? Just tap in to google 'vaccine ingredients'. Notice Mercury, the second most poisonous substance on the planet. 

Vaccines might have been a God-send back in the day when doctors took the Hippocratic Oath and prescribed to their best abilities but nowadays consultants are sponsored by pharmaceutical companies. Political parties are sponsored by them too. It is very big business. 

Tap into google too, 'What is the situation in California with vaccines'. A compulsory programme of 40 something vaccines for every citizen or they are not allowed to be employed. And the doctors are cast out if they don't insist every patient gets the full quota of jabs. Do some soul searching and consider is this happening for the good of the people's health? 

Also have a look at the side effects. 

Again, I'm not saying distrust the medical profession (like I do now) or believe every conspiracy theory (like I do now!!!) but please please please do your research and make your own decision so if the veritable s*** hits the fan and your precious kid is affected, you can handle it better. Blame is barely a second best to prevention.

Who do you empathize with and why?!

Who Was I In A Past Life?

I did a meditation two days ago and had the insight that I had been a farm animal in 3 previous lifetimes and a slave in 6. This is what has given me the empathy for animals and people in powerless situations. But we have all been around the block, known fear and all beings tremble before violence. 

The Skill of Self Mastery

On the positive side, the greatest achievement in life is to live harmlessly. It shows that you can overcome your appetites and habits and not yourself stay a slave to society or the norms of your past.

Consider The People And Animals In The Supply Chain 

God bless all the pigs chopped into hams, all the bullocks chopped into steak and mashed into burgers and all the turkeys with their insides pulled out and breadcrumbs stuffed in. Sorry fates in anyone’s book.

Vegan Christmas Alternatives 

I for one have been busy with killer alternatives. Nut loaf with cranberry sauce, mince pies and brandy butter, chocolate truffles, millionaire shortbread, banoffi pie, tomato soup, pizza. Because I don’t heat my dishes above 50 degrees, you can taste every ingredient in all its glory. All veggie, no dairy, eggs, honey, fish. Any substance that someone else was enjoying before I came along, I try and leave it with them. I think it’s a good rule of thumb.

Explain Yourself Only To Those Who Are On Your Level

I met a lovely old man the other day and we talked for ages. When I said I was vegan, he said ‘oh no, not a violent vegan I hope?’ I said I thought vegans were the least violent as they don’t like to harm a fly and use humane mouse traps etc. He said, you know like a vegan who tries to persuade other people to go vegan! I’ve been thinking since does that make all TV violent? All internet? All shops?

Don't Let Anyone Sell you Anything

They’re all trying to get you to do something, buy something. They’d like to persuade you of something and gloss right over the details of the repercussions for yourself and others. You’re just part of a supply chain.

What I’m asking you is to NOT do something. Not do anything without thinking about it first and deciding if it’s something you feel genuinely good about doing. Be a nonconformist. Don’t give a damn what others think of you. All that matters is what you think of you.  

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Identifying and Clearing Residual Anger that could turn toxic otherwise and most probably has!

It was an interesting day for energy clearing yesterday. I have met with a bit of disrespect recently and found that I had no idea how to defend myself. I can never work out quickly enough what bit of anger is justified, which bit isn’t and how to express it or let it go. On further attention, I remembered that anger was not allowed in our house, growing up. No one raised their voices and the general rule of thumb was that if you haven’t got anything positive to say, don’t say anything at all. 

My bro and I at a not at all angry moment it looks like!

But, if every time you think of someone a wave of mixed emotions sweep by, stifling your good feelings and even your energy, that is not healthy and, in an important way, it was me doing it to me! I was allowing hostility and hurt to shut me down. So I identified that there were 7 categories and they emerged thus:
1)  Anger stored in my body
2)  Anger persistent in my thought
3)  Anger from when I was a child
4)  Random anger aimed at me for being female, having an English accent etc. 
5)  Righteous anger – being angry on someone else’s behalf, like about the exploitation of animals or treatment of people.
6)  Justified anger aimed at me plus me feeling bad about it for too many years!
7)  Unjustified anger aimed at me plus confusion as to how to respond.

It took ages to clear actually, a whole drive to Clonmel and back, in fact. I had thought I was going to pick up K rend coloured plaster, but the shop was shut early. Sometimes you need that time on your own in the car to deal with other stuff. Feeling very blessed today to have a clean slate, no judgement and no fear of reprisal either!

A good way to feel grateful for the person you've become


Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Ambient Roadside Diner for Harmony Hall?

Most of my paintings are up with these two beautiful people

in their wonderful cafe in Bray!  
The Kitchen Cafe, Dublin Road, Bray

Happening upon these photos of the exhibition opening and dinner, for PAWS, that I did there, got me thinking about a roadside diner at Harmony Hall. I thought of doing everything people fancy, in a veggie organic styles.

Like organic chips, breakfast rolls, coffee, cakes etc. or more of a chinese take away without the mysterious ingredients! Or maybe pursue my dream of promoting the merits and wonders of raw food or maybe a 'mainly from the polytunnel and new greenhouse' theme or maybe a piano bar, to fine tune visitors back to insane levels of health and resonance. Anyway, there's a building there now with serious insulation and a beautiful stove, so that's the ambience sorted. The rest will no doubt follow!

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Meat, plastic and two pesticides - Ireland's Diet

Two things I don't eat - animals and sugary parasite and cancer inspiring birthday cake...although I loved the gesture and the pigs liked it a lot!

Legend smiling his broadest smile as he eats his half!

So it's hard to believe that we are having a referendum on blasphemy which will essentially make very little difference to anyone and not having a referendum on the use of animals in industry. The latter making all the difference in the world to million of animals, fish, birds and wildlife caught up in food, dairy, animal testing, research, clothing, entertainment. You name it, they're in it being ...choose whichever term you like... 'bled dry' or 'completely milked'.

Let's ask the people of Ireland what actual harm to others they want to participate in and what they want to legislate against. A little bit of objective information would go a very long way. 
What I do eat! Organic aduki beans, brilliant for the kidneys , epic rocket salad from the polytunnel and a squeeze of lemon and of course able cider vinegar and organic olive oil...which are good for everything else. Basically you can squeeze lemon on any meal and step it up a great deal on many levels!

The following was the referendum I drew up three years ago: My concern is for the treatment of animals and respect for nature. 

Even today there was an exciting call to action, to go vegan as the only way to stop climate change

Then there's the health argument: Go vegan because dairy and processed meat both cause cancer. Our local heart surgeon, Michael Conway, at St Luke's Kilkenny proposes a 'veganic' diet. Obviously, to me combining the priorities of vegan and organic: No animal proteins and no chemicals.

Something else I eat - roast usually - and also work at at the moment!  Wow, they're a cheerful colour. I say thank you to each and everyone I meet on the conveyor belt. They seem to like it and roll around for joy!

Today, they're also talking about banning one use plastics and people from 12 countries were all found with plastic in their stomachs. And don't forget every vegetable that does not say 'organic' on it, has been sprayed  countless times with pesticide - Round Up or something else. It kills the insects that we need for pollination and it accumulates in the body, disabling our enzymes and causing intolerances and then cancer.

If you're interested in religion and blasphemy, I even happened upon a great new book, looking at how the different faiths tell us to treat animals. It's pretty clear that that is going to be with a lot more respect than the dire conditions and treatment of the factories and some farms and the surplus - calves to dairy, dogs bred for testing only. All to never see daylight, but kept alive for a while anyway.

However, if you want to talk about blasphemy do...nothing else of important to ask the country about. No! Nothing at all!!

First Handbook of Religion and Animal Ethics

First Handbook of Religion and Animal Ethics
The Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics is delighted to announce the publication of the first Handbook of Religion and Animal Ethics. The result of more than five years of research, the Handbook comprises thirty-five original chapters by leading world scholars.

The first part provides an overview of fifteen of the major world religions, and the second features five sections addressing the following topics:
* Human interaction with animals
* Killing and exploitation
* Religious and secular law
* Evil and theodicy, and
* Souls and afterlife.

Published by Routledge, the Handbook shows how insights from the major religions of the world can inform a compassionate and respectful attitude to animals. The volume is edited by the directors of the Centre, Andrew Linzey and Clair Linzey, with contributions from more than ten Fellows of the Centre.

The Linzeys commented: “At long last, students and scholars have an authoritative reference work to stimulate new thought on this much neglected topic. It will serve the increasing number of students who are taking courses in Animals and Religion.”

Please recommend the book to your university or college library.

Further information (including special discounts on hardback and eBook versions) is available here ( .

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Andrew Linzey is the director of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics. He has written or edited twenty books, including Animal Theology and Why Animal Suffering Matters.

Clair Linzey is the deputy director of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics and co-editor of the Palgrave Handbook of Practical Animal Ethics and The Ethical Case Against Animal Experiments.

The Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics ( aims to pioneer ethical perspectives on animals through research, teaching, and publication. It has more than 100 Fellows drawn from a variety of academic disciplines from throughout the world.