Monthly Archives: February 2014

Can You Handle the Truth?

How often do you wonder what is true?  We are bombarded with information, disinformation, opinion pretending to be news and entertainment feigning real life, 24/7.  This plays on our feelings of insecurity and keeps us confused.

A brief search on three issues that came to mind, delivered completely different information:

Is a mini ice age on the way? Scientists warn the Sun has ‘gone to sleep’ and say it could cause temperatures to plunge 18 January 2014

Global warming continues and won’t be stopped by wishful thinking 30 January 2014


LA Times Sounds Alarm: West Coast Update – Stop Eating Pacific Ocean Seafood Now! Major Fukushima Radiation Warning!!!  January 6, 2014

DEC says Alaska fish are safe to eat  January 23, 2014


Dentists: Fluoride in water supply is safe February 10, 2014,

Harvard Professor: Fluoride Toxic to Children, Linked to Autism February 20, 2014


You could argue that the information you find is biased according to the political leanings of the source, but that just highlights the problem; in Mephisto’s hall of smoke and mirrors, how do you know what is true?  Where do you go to find the Truth?  What is Truth anyway?

Truth is different to fact.  Facts are self-evident, perceivable by the senses impersonal and tend to be more permanent.  For example, snow is cold.  In contrast, truth is dynamic, subjective and tends to describe a relationship between the truth-holder and an aspect of the natural world.  For example, it is true that I am sitting here in my cabin in Galicia and it’s raining.  I might not be here tomorrow and the weather might change, but that does not diminish the truth of this moment.

Truth is experienced and it is participatory.   It is a state of sublime coherence between the individual and reality, totally ‘in the moment’ and without doubt or mental chatter. All humans have the innate ability to experience Truth.  So why do we find it so difficult?

First off, you cannot experience Truth by thinking about it.  Truth is felt, not thought.  Thought is the initiator; what Truth are you seeking?  But Truth is a full mind/body/spirit experience.  There are three steps to discovering the Truth:

1. The first step is preparation.  It is difficult to experience Truth if your body is toxic.  Truth is experienced in the body, before it is recognised by the brain, but many of us have forgotten what Truth feels like and we often ignore the signal.  If you are viewing reality through a dirty window, no matter how much Truth or Beauty there might be out there, you are only going to catch a glimpse of it through the grime. 

Confusion and difficulty in experiencing Truth are symptoms of stress, ill health and         toxicity.  However, as soon as you begin to clean up your internal environment, eat more healthily, exercise, drink enough water etc., your cognitive ability improves and your awareness grows.

Connection with Nature is also part of preparation.  Truth is an aspect of reality and you don’t find reality on TV, the internet or even in a book.  Walking barefoot has enormous health benefits and reconnects us to the Schumann Resonance, which recharges our cellular batteries and protects us from harmful EMFs while we are in contact.  Part of our difficulty in recognizing Truth is because our brains are too fogged up with unnatural electronic static to be able to decode the information being received.  Get outside and see the beauty of the real sunrise, sunset, new moon and full moon and your body will automatically begin to get back in sync with reality.

The body’s ability to recognise Truth, even Truth of which the subject is not consciously aware, has been validated by many studies using muscle testing.  The principle behind it is that the body tests strong when it aligns with Truth and weak for falsehood, enabling the process to be readily used for yes/no questions.  A pendulum is also a useful tool and easily mastered with practise, as is muscle testing.

2. Next, identify the issue and state your intent to know the Truth of that issue.  The syntax here is important.  It is not the Truth ‘about’ something.  We know the Truth of something, or even with something, but to want to know “about” something is inviting in the Trickster .

Intent is the mechanism for focusing attention, but merely thinking about intention is not sufficient.


Intent is not a thought, or an object, or a wish. Intent is what can make a man succeed when his thoughts tell him that he is defeated…… Intent is what sends a shaman through a wall, through space, to infinity.

Carlos Castaneda

In The Power of Silence Don Juan explains how “intent is beckoned with the eyes” by moving to the “place of no pity” which is characterised by a specific shine to the eyes.  The “place of no pity” is Don Juan’s way of describing the point where you get over your self-importance and are fully present, without mental chatter.  The power is in the silence.

The ‘shiny eyes’ is like being  ‘moved to tears’ in the presence of great love or beauty, humbled, fully present and self-less.  To bring yourself to that state and then focus the attention is to act with intent.

You need to be sufficiently connected to the issue in order to invoke this level of intent and to be clear and specific as to how you direct your intent.  For example, asking for the Truth about whether it is safe to eat Pacific fish is too abstract for the body to understand.  However, if you are standing at the fish counter with fish from the Pacific right there in front of you, you will be able to connect with intent and discover the Truth about the fish.  The Truth that it is safe would feel strong and certain, without any doubt. In this context, what is true for you might not be true for some one else.  If your body truly finds the fish safe, it will be for you – if you have any doubt, there is no Truth.

3.     Finally, having declared your intent, you forget about it and wait. The Truth of the issue will make itself known to you.  There is no asking, hoping, or praying involved.  The Truth will emerge as a realization that is absolutely clear and without any doubt, usually within a day or so.

This part of the process cannot be rushed.  It is analogous to trying to remember the name of a person or song and you just can’t remember it no matter how hard you try, but as soon as you forget about it and get on with something else, the name just pops into your head.

As you wait, you enforce the process by living the Truth in any moment; by keeping focus on what is real, being in Nature, recognising personal drama and all the attributes of the world of lies for what the are and keeping away from them as much as possible.  You communicate Truthfully, especially when it’s difficult. With practice, this process becomes seamless and you become unconsciously competent in recognising the Truth in any situation.

Clarity on the difference between Truth and fact is essential to see through Mephisto’s game.  Mephisto is the Trickster within.  It is an aspect of our minds that is involved in the development of our personal narrative, or individual myth-making.  We love to validate our story with facts.  If we pay too much attention to the story we tell ourselves about our lives, we become disconnected from reality and then we are trapped in Mephisto’s game.  This game has no objective, no outcome, no purpose other than the playing of the game itself in more and more fantastic ways.  However, our potential to get trapped in the game prevents us from living our lives according to our highest desires and makes us vulnerable to anyone who understands its rules and wants to use it against us.

The ‘vibration’ of Truth is getting stronger.  We are beginning to hunger for it as what passes for normal is no longer satisfying (if ever it was). Ultimately, the practice of seeking the Truth is empowering.  To focus on the Truth with intent and commitment, lifts us out of the drama and polarity of our daily lives. It is a transcendent energy that guides us out of confusion and victimhood and enables us to take full responsibility for our lives and make better choices.  This leads to change and transformation. 

In the words of Schoepenhouer:

All truth goes through three stages. First it is ridiculed. Then it is violently opposed. Finally it is accepted as self-evident.

So, can you handle the Truth?


Homemade Natural Toothpaste

I probably wouldn’t have bothered with homemade toothpaste if organic, fluoride-free natural toothpaste was easy to get here, but it isn’t and I just couldn’t bring myself to buy the commercial stuff.  So, I started to look for natural, easy options for which I could find all the ingredients.

We used plain baking soda for a while.  It’s certainly easy, reasonably effective and not unpleasant, but I thought we could do better.  I found a recipe for baking soda with coconut oil and it is fantastic.  Easily the best toothpaste we’ve ever used!  Within just a few weeks, virtually all my plaque has gone.  My teeth feel smooth and clean for much longer and I actually enjoy brushing my teeth now.  It makes you wonder what they put in that stuff doesn’t it?

The recipe:

  • find a small screw-top jar
  • half fill it with coconut oil
  • fill it with baking soda mixed in to a fairly stiff paste


  • add a few drops of peppermint oil
  • I didn’t have peppermint oil, so I used mint leaves steeped in olive oil for a couple of days – about a teaspoon and it turned the paste a light green and gave it a slight minty tang and a good creamy texture

Coconut oil is antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-microbial.  Baking soda removes stains and odours, helps neutralize acid and has a slightly abrasive texture that helps remove plaque.

No fluoride, no other chemicals, cleaner teeth, fresher breath and it’s cheaper.  Beat that!



Over before it’s begun

The day before yesterday I announced how much I loved our greenhouse.  Then yesterday in the space of five minutes it went from this:



To this:

Destroyed greenhouse


We had quite a storm, the usual rain along with not so usual blasting wind.  Just after Dean left to take Elaine to the airport I noticed that a panel had come loose in the top of the greenhouse.  I went in the cabin to work out what to do about it and it was all over.

I was a bit upset yesterday.  It’s not the end of the world, but all my little seedlings that were coming up have gone.  I managed to salvage some rocket, peas and four broccoli and two spinach out of hundreds of seedlings.  It’s still early in the year, so that’s not too much of a setback.

The greenhouse is history though; we won’t be getting another one.  We’ll salvage what we can to make cold frames this year and when we build the house and have a digger here, we’ll put in a walipini.  A walipini or pit greenhouse is like a big hole n the ground with a roof on it, which maintains its heat due to the thermal mass of the earth. Here’s the building manual.

Clearly, the construction of the greenhouse wasn’t good enough for our environment.  It was a nightmare to put up with even a slight breeze and even though it was supposedly guaranteed for five years – that didn’t cover ‘unusual weather’.  Think twice before you buy a Palram greenhouse!  We bought it instead of a poly-tunnel, because we thought it would last longer. Hah!

But what a metaphor for life.  It really can all be over before you’ve even lived it. That’s why I’m not upset anymore.  I’m still here and living to the full – I haven’t got time for misery!