Life is GOOD & what I learned from the Drug Bust

Can we begin now to focus on all that’s good and beautiful in this world rather than all the violence, hatred and insanity?sunset:rb:mich

If you watch or read the ‘news’, things are getting uglier and uglier and every day, there is a dramatic increase in violence and insanity. And if you watch [and believe] the news there seems to be hardly any reason to stay alive.

If I watch the news [just on Yahoo..I don’t have TV], I feel incredibly angry, angry not so much at the so called news itself, much of which is manufactured propaganda, but angry at those who insist on putting it out there. Feeling angry at 7 o’clock in the morning not a good way to start the day and it doesn’t have to be that way… still life



There are thousands of people all over the world who are working for the GOOD…they just don’t make the news or very rarely.. .. why not?black dancers-kidscirclecute chines kidstaiko drummers


Many  Native American/First Nations People are now sharing their wisdom and understanding even though they were very nearly annihilated by the same type of people now ‘in power’Dave-Don-igniting

dave_speaking             Elder Dave Courchene, Founder of the Turtle Lodge

Our belief system has evolved over thousands of years, now to be shared with the rest of the world. In a most humble way, in a most loving way, in a most respectful way, in a most honest way, we have come to share these teachings with the world because in our hearts we believe that if we do not share this then we stand to lose all that has been created for us.

-Anishnabe Elder Dave Courchene



Several years ago I went to a  shamanic workshop  in BrazilREGGAE BOY-WKSHP DANCERS BRAZILand during the course of the workshop, the group leaders GROUP-BRAZILtalked about how many of those in ‘power’ thrive on creating Fear: They talked about MONSTERS INC as an example of this and then we watched the movie, THEY was made years ago as a science fiction movie but it’s no longer fiction and we don’t need the sunglasses anymore to see the truth about people and we don’t need to participate in the manufactured fear…..they live


I think people need to be educated to the fact that marijuana is not a drug. Marijuana is an herb and a flower. God put it here. If He put it here and He wants it to grow, what gives the government the right to say that God is wrong?

-Willie Nelson

A few months ago we had a so called ‘drug bust’ in our little mountain community and the Gestapo came-they came heavily armed- with military vehicles, agents and police. Helicopters buzzed the normally quite and peaceful blue sky- 30 agents, at least 6 vehicles-humvees, police vehicles, trailers etc and 2 helicopters..All for a neighbor’s 70 marijuana plants…just plants, herbs that are known to heal a lot of people, not a business.. and why, for what did they come? Certainly not to make the world safe from drugs. And they came without a warrant.

The low flying helicopters terrified my animals and me.  At first I thought there had been a bad accident, then maybe some dangerous person had escaped, then maybe the beginning of another war as war seems to be on everyone’s mind these days.

When I learned the truth the next day, I was furious! And I still feel furious whenever I think about it. Who pays for all these people and helicopters? It has to cost thousand and thousands of dollars.

I ordered some movies about the Holocaust because I remembered familiar scenes: Soldiers arriving, creating fear and terror and they too, came without a warrant.PIANIST

Since then I’ve seen a video of US Soldiers guarding the poppy fields in Afghanistan. For what and why?

Until the ‘drug bust’ I never cared one way or another about marijuana even though I grew up in the 60s but I was married to a doctor and back then, in that particular social group, there was mostly a lot of alcohol. I’m not against alcohol-I still drink wine but….


“The illegality of cannabis is outrageous, an impediment to full utilization of a drug which helps produce the serenity and insight, sensitivity and fellowship so desperately needed in this increasingly mad and dangerous world.”―Carl Sagan

Alcohol is heavily advertised all the time-can’t get away from it.. even though it is known to bring out violence in many people and is the root cause of thousands of car accidents and deaths. Why is it so heavily and enthusiastically advertised?

“Herb is the healing of a nation, alcohol is the destruction.”

-Bob Marley

I’m not going into a dissertation about marijuana but I have learned a few things since the ‘drug bust’.

I have learned that many people have used marijuana to treat and cure diseases including end stage cancer and stress disorders like PTSD and many more. I’ve learned that in places where marijuana is legal, the crime rate drops dramatically. And I have observed that some of those who have used it regularly, have created some of the world’s most appreciated and lasting music: Willy Nelson and Bob Marley to name a few.

So what to do now in this violent and crazy, insane time on Earth?  I think focus on the good, the beautiful things that still remain and listen to the wisdom of those teachers who have come before and those who are teaching now…And remember what Yoda said:








We also have several films/DVDS which are relevant to these times. See MANITOU API, THE 8TH FIRE, ON THE LAND, Elisabeth Kubler Ross -WE’RE ALMOST HOME NOW, TURNING TOWARD THE MORNING, AS IT IS IN HEAVEN etc


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