Archive for March, 2011

This is not easy listening .  It is  a Truth Telling project about the  experiences of  severe systematic abuse , including brainwashing of Native American children and  teens  as they were placed into Boarding Schools and Reform Schools as late as the 1970’s.   I did watch the  movie ” Older than America ”  last weekend ( available from the Nashville Public Library)  which is a fictionalized movie about the above topic.

Ritual Abuse,  severe systematic abuse,  brainwashing  is done to strip a child of their identity and self-will.  With it , systematically abused children becomes more malleable for the what the  perpetrator/perpetrators  ultimately want .

My Father was a  British Word War 2 Veteran.  I lived in a Home where World War 2 and specifically the Holocaust breathed  amongst us .  In the 1960’s  the Holocaust/ World War 2  was still just only 20 years past and for most was still a recent memory.   My father  had a book of Concentration Camp photos. These were the ones of the mass graves and Camps  amid other photo’s .  My father would sit down next to  me and  slowly show me these photographs while  talking .  It felt like  that he had put me in the pit with them.

I believe that my brother had also been  exposed to  the photos as one time when he was chasing me around the house he had caught up with me and told me he was going to put me in the oven, like the  Jews,  and let me burn.  He picked me up , opened  the oven door and tried to put me in into it.

Buddhist  Healing Prayer

Just as the soft rains fill the streams,pour into the rivers, and join together in the oceans, so may the power of every moment of your goodness

flow forth to awaken and heal all beings–those here now, those gone before, those yet to come. By the power of every moment of your goodness,

may your heart’s wishes be soon fulfilled

as completely shining as the bright full moon,as magically as by a wish-fulfilling gem. By the power of every moment of your goodness,

may all dangers be averted and all disease be gone.

May no obstacle come across your way. May you enjoy fulfillment and long life. For all in whose heart dwells respect, who follow the wisdom and compassion, of the Way,

may your life prosper in the four blessings

of old age, beauty, happiness and strength.


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New Family Member !


I discovered Cheyenne at the Metro Animal  Shelter. She is a Zen Doggie,  Intuitive and Gentle.  Last night she followed me upstairs to bed with her toy Pink piglet in her mouth..  I looked at my new House mate with a satisfied sigh .  Recovery is worth fighting for.

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