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Gudrun Penselin

SONG OF THE FLOWER

I am a kind word uttered and repeated
By the voice of Nature;
I am a star fallen from the
Blue tent upon the green carpet.
I am the daughter of the elements
With whom Winter conceived;
To whom Spring gave birth; I was
Reared in the lap of Summer and I
Slept in the bed of Autumn.

At dawn I unite with the breeze
To announce the coming of light;
At eventide I join the birds
In bidding the light farewell.

The plains are decorated with
My beautiful colors, and the air
Is scented with my fragrance.

As I embrace Slumber the eyes of
Night watch over me, and as I
Awaken I stare at the sun, which is
The only eye of the day.

I drink dew for wine, and hearken to
The voices of the birds, and dance
To the rhythmic swaying of the grass.

I am the lover’s gift; I am the wedding wreath;
I am the memory of a moment of happiness;
I am the last gift of the living to the dead;
I am a part of joy and a part of sorrow.

But I look up high to see only the light,
And never look down to see my shadow.
This is wisdom which man must learn.

Kahlil Gibran

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

“It’s easier to fool the masses than to convince them that they are being fooled.” – Mark Twain

“IT IS WHAT IT IS. “– “THIS IS JUST THE WAY IT IS.” – “THERE IS A REASON FOR EVERYTHING” – “IT IS MEANT TO BE.”

These are all statements that I hear way too often; all of them indicating complacency, an excuse to not take responsibility and use our intelligence for critical thinking and investigation.

Yes, it is true that things are the way they are. Yes, there is always a reason for things happening but neither one means that it is meant to be.
Yes, there is a reason, or better said, there are many reasons for poverty, drug use and drug overdoses, starvation, violence against women, discrimination, and the endless list continues, and includes the current world crises.

This does NOT mean that things are “meant to be” this way. If we want change, if we want to secure our rights and freedoms, we need to wake up and be willing to “look behind the curtain” with a critical mind.

It always amazes me that people spend more time researching a vehicle they intend to buy than, for example, looking into the quality of food they put into their own and their children’s body, and the effects of wireless technology. For the sake of convenience, most people are accepting too easily what society dishes up in front of them.

We owe it to our children, generations to come and the planet, to question the common narrative and become active players in influencing the future in positive, peaceful, caring, and constructive ways.

As always, I do not ask anyone to agree with me, but I want to encourage you to use your mind to question what we are made to believe.

“You can look the other way, but you can never say, you did not know.” William Wilberforce

Green Blessings,
Gudrun

FOOD FOR THOUGHT – QUESTIONS, CONCERNS AND REFLECTIONS

“You can look the other way, but you can never say, you did not know.”
— William Wilberforce

Having been raised by parents who lived through World War 2 and who instilled in us the importance of looking “behind the curtain” of what is happening, is probably one of the reasons why I decided to write this post. We were encouraged to ask questions, look for and request answers. Many questions and concerns arise for me during this current, somewhat surreal and unsettling crisis that is affecting the entire globe.

·  THE SPREAD OF FEAR

Governments and the media have instilled unreasonable fear in many people surrounding the Covid-19 crises. A well-known fact is that fear suppresses the immune system. But not only this, fear breeds mistrust, interferes with independent, critical thinking and can lead to unquestionable obedience.

Fear is a powerful currency, potentially leading to devastating consequences.

·  WHEN RUMORS TURN INTO FACTS

Rumor had it that doctors in Alberta are reporting Covid-19 as cause of death even when Covid-19 is not involved. This rumor has been confirmed to me through individuals being directly affected by this. When the doctors involved, were questioned about this, the answer was: “We are required to do this because of funding.”

I know that funding increases with Covid-19 cases; however, is this the only reason? We know this to be true from the US as well. Why are doctors pressured to lie? Why are doctors willing to follow unethical guidelines? You may want to think about this for a moment and contemplate what this really means and the far-reaching implications this might have.

·  FREEDOM OF SPEECH

I cannot help but wonder and notice how much information “disappears” quickly from the internet and social media platforms such as Facebook and YouTube. Why? Even though I am not much of a “Facebooker” or social media person, I have noticed this worrisome trend. Informed discussion/debate allowing different, even opposing views, is not only important but vital in order to make decisions that are based in truth and in the best interest of society, patients etc. What is happening?

TOPICS that I am aware of that appear to be typically TARGETED:

  • Information questioning some of the medical approaches around Covid-19.
  • Info relating to the dangers of the implementation of the new network. I strongly encouraged you to inform yourself about the risks (to your health and otherwise) of this technology.
  • Information questioning the, especially rushed, development of a “preventative cure” for Covid-19 and its potential far reaching consequences.

·  SCIENCE AND MEDICINE

Science is supposed to be objective, trustworthy and the foundation of medicine. Yet, a lot of what is happening right now around Covid-19 defies the principles of science. Unfortunately, this is not only unique to this situation. Scientific findings are being ignored in the name of progress even if numerous, often hundreds of studies, have proven the detrimental effects of technology such as smart meters. Why is it that we continue to claim certain products, technologies and developments as safe even though we know better?

·  DATA IS COMING IN

Data continues to come in from many different sources. For example, in Hamburg, Germany autopsies are performed on every person who died with the diagnosis of Covid-19. The coroner Professor Klaus Pueschel, head of the department of forensic medicine at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) explains his findings in an interview, April 27, 2020.

Over 100 autopsies have been performed. Every individual autopsied had at least one, often more than one, (severe) previous underlying condition (cardio-vascular; respiratory, liver, metabolic diseases i.e. diabetes etc.). The deceased ranged from 50-100 years in age with an average age of 80. According to Pueschel, there is no need to be afraid of this virus. There are many other dangers in life that are more threatening to our well-being than COVID-19.

According to Scott W. Atlas, MD, the David and Joan Traitel Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution and the former chief of neuroradiology at Stanford University Medical Center, “The overwhelming majority of people do not have any significant risk of dying from COVID-19. The recent Stanford University antibody study now estimates that the fatality rate if infected is likely 0.1 to 0.2 percent, a risk far lower than previous World Health Organization estimates that were 20 to 30 times higher and that motivated isolation policies.” 

·  CONCLUSION

I am not asking anyone to agree with me. Maybe my reflections will spark a healthy debate and initiate some critical thinking, in the end, allowing us to move forward in freedom.

“You can look the other way, but you can never say, you did not know.”
— William Wilberforce

Happy New Year

Rainbow-Healing-Happy-New-YearThe New Year is here
Let’s welcome it with a great cheer
Let’s raise our hopes in a confident toast
May love, peace and happiness spread from coast to coast

Life is like a gigantic and beautiful ocean
It can be calm and still but is always in motion
If the wind is howling and the seas are rough
We might feel lost and feel life is too tough

Always remember you have what it takes to fly
Just spread your wings and try
You have what it takes to fulfill your dreams
Stay true to your spirit and life will flow like a beautiful stream

May love, peace and hope fill the heart of every single soul
May tranquil moments bless all and keep our spirits whole
May humankind awaken and create many paradigm shifts
So that all spirits rejoice and undue burdens and challenges lift

The Earth, our Mother, needs our loving and caring support
Let’s re-connect so we may harmonize in accord
May healing of all aspects for all life become true
So our children may have a happy, healthy future too

January 2016, Gudrun Penselin

JUNGLE JUICE

Thank you for your interest in my signature drink. Here is the information and recipe you were asking for. The u-tube video, demonstrating how to create this delicious concoction, is a segment taken from my DVD, Herbal Pharmacy for Everyone. A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Your Own Herbal Preparations. The DVD is available from my website, www.herbalinstructions.com or you can contact me directly.

Jungle Juice Recipe

Happy herbaling and green blessings,

Gudrun

 

HOME MADE BREAD – NO FLOUR OR YEAST YET DELICIOUS AND WHOLESOME

As there was quite a bit of interest in my post from last week about commercial bread, I decided to re-post the recipe for the ancient grain bread. The bread is simple and fast to prepare. The list of ingredients looks overwhelming initially but once you figure it out, it really takes only about 15-20 minutes. Usually I mix the dried ingredients for two loaves at the same time. However, I will only bake one loaf and keep the ingredients for the 2nd one in the fridge. This cuts the prep time for every second loaf at least by half.

Anyone having challenges digesting oats (even gluten free ones) can replace them with Quinoa flakes. With some creativity you can also change the recipe into a dried fruit, seed and nut loaf. Have fun and enjoy.

Ancient Grain, Seed, and Nut Loaf
from The Greenhouse Cookbook

This is the best bread ever because it is packed with nutrition, extremely fast and easy to prepare and does NOT contain any flowers or gluten. It has become a staple in our life. Try it and spread the wealth of health.

Makes one loaf, or about 10 slices.

Ingredients:          

  • ½ cup raw sunflower seeds
  • ¾ cup raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1 cup raw slivered almonds
  • 1/8 cup buckwheat groats
  • 1/8 cup millet seeds
  • 1/3 cup amaranth seeds
  • 1 ½ cups gluten-free rolled oats
  • ¾ cups gluten-free steel-cut oats
  • 1/3 cup whole flax seeds
  • 1/3 cup psyllium seed husks
  • 1/3 cup chia seeds
  • 2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tbs pure maple syrup
  • ¼ cup virgin olive oil
  • 2 ¾ cups filtered water

 Steps:

  1. Preheat your oven to 325 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Combine and evenly spread the sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, almonds, buckwheat groats, millet seeds, and amaranth seeds on the prepared baking sheet. Toast for 10 to 12 minutes, or until golden.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the rolled oats, steel-cut oats, flax seeds, psyllium seed husks, chia seeds, and salt.
  4. When the toasting seed mixture is golden, remove from the oven and add to the bowl of dry ingredients; stir until combined. Add the maple syrup, olive oil, and water to the bowl and mix well. We use our hands for this (wet them first). The mixture should feel quite soggy; the seeds will absorb more water as they rest.
  5. Line the bottom and sides of a 8- x 4-inch or 9- x 5-inch loaf pan with parchment paper. Pour the dough into the pan and shape the top into a smooth dome with wet fingers. Cover the dough with a clean tea towel or napkin and let it sit at room temperature overnight or for up to 24 hours. When you’re ready to bake, preheat the oven to 400 F.
  6. Uncover the dough and place the loaf pan on a rack in the centre of the oven. Bake for an hour and 15 minutes, or until the crust is dark brown and sounds hollow when you knock on it. (It may take an hour and a half, depending on your oven.) Remove loaf from the oven and let cool completely, at least 2 hours.
  7. Slice and serve toasted. Store in a sealed container in the fridge for 1-2 weeks.

Green Blessings,

Gudrun

LET THE SHOW BEGIN!

Rainbow-Healing-Ted-X-TalksFinally, after flight delays and cancellations, and an unexpected, very short night in Toronto, I have arrived in Wilmington, Delaware.

One day of rehearsals for final touch-ups on our talks on Thursday, and then on Friday the “real thing”; of course, with the help of Rescue Remedy. Just in case, I brought two bottles.

You can check out the program guide for more information about the speakers and their topics at the TEDx Wilmington Women Conference, entitled: Showing Up.

Click for Program Guide » https://bit.ly/2Q3Y1gS

Get the live stream feed » https://livestream.com/tedx/WilmWomen2018

Until the next time, green blessings,
Gudrun

THANK YOU & WHAT NOW?

A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who joined the public screening of GENERATION ZAPPED! It was amazing to see so many of you, willing to take the time out of your busy schedule.

Thank you also to anyone who helped to promote the event including Homesteader Health and the Health Hut. Your support contributed to the success of the event and I greatly appreciate your community spirit.

The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive despite the fact that the information itself has (understandably) been overwhelming to some.

WHAT’S THE NEXT STEP?

The next step will be different for each one of us, big or small, it does not matter, the most important thing is that you start NOW. For some it maybe getting rid of the smart meter on their house, another person may look into viable alternatives to the wireless baby monitors, simply becoming more conscious about when and how to use a cell phone can make a difference. Some people may begin to start raising awareness through discussions with family, friends and teachers. There are so many different ways and there is no right or wrong. Be conscious of the fact that electromagnetic background radiation impacts our well-being and start making changes NOW. Begin with something that is easily manageable and continue on this path.

Thank you again and as always, green blessings,

Gudrun

GENERATION ZAPPED – SAVE THE DATE!

October 29, 2018 @ 7:30pm; Grande Prairie Live Theatre

I am excited to invite you to a special screening of GENERATION ZAPPED, an eye-opening documentary about the true cost of living in the wireless age.

GENERATION ZAPPED investigates the potential dangers of prolonged exposure to Radio Frequencies (RF) from wireless technology. The film reveals evidence of the health risks from our ubiquitous use of cell phones and digital devices and the prevalence of wireless radiation. Children and teens are especially susceptible, yet they have some of the highest daily exposure.

Apart from the addictive nature of digital devices, I am alarmed when I see pregnant women, (breast feeding) mothers, infants, toddlers, children and young teenagers being exposed indiscriminately to digital devices. The lack of awareness around this topic is surprising.

Documentary films have a unique power to raise awareness and spark action on topics like this one. Through interviews with experts in science and public health, along with people who suffer from high sensitivity to wireless radiation, the film provides important information on ways to reduce your exposure and how to protect yourselves and your family.

This film should be seen by everyone but especially anyone who is involved with raising and educating children. It will lead to a vital discussion about our wireless lives.

To watch the TRAILER click here,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7R4gKs8ViI

GENERATION ZAPPED  – October 29, 2018, 7:30pm at Grande Prairie Live Theatre

PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS NOW at www.gplt.ca or call 780.538.1616 (Adults $17.00; Students and Seniors $15.00)

Hosted by Rainbow Healing/Gudrun Penselin – Followed by a Q & A discussion

Hope to see you there!

Life – A Journey of Life Long Learning

Jack Canfield (co-author of “Chicken Soup for the Soul” books) shared a lot of valuable information at a workshop I recently attended.