Monday, February 29, 2016

How To Survive The Days Ahead - A Discourse by M.N. Hopkins



The theme today is how to survive the days ahead:

You must all begin to conserve your strength and no longer invest your time and energy on material accumulations.  See to yourself, your health, and well being and live in a way that helps others to see the need to focus more on positive activities and outcomes.

When you see someone in need, do not add to their burdens, but be kind and approach them in a calm and loving demeanor.  You need not become too involved with them.  It is enough to project a calm and stable energy that will uplift and sustain them if just for a moment.  This is enough time to bring about a lasting change in their consciousness.  Love is of the moment and lives and strides in the now of your everyday existance.

Be as a light that is carried into a dark place so that all can see their surroundings and get their bearings.  For, so few can really see that which is nearby.  Their minds are involved in myths and distractions that have been put in their way, never really seeing the truth of their lives or the natural surroundings.  They live in a dense fog of mis-understanding and only when the sun appears, can this mist be dispersed and truth seen clearly again.

We come to you and ask you to be as a Lighthouse that warns and guards the ships from grounding themselves on the treacherous rocks.    Let your Light be a beacon in the dark and the mists so that Men can see their true natures and the true natures of those around them.

Be not timid and be not afraid, for the time draws near, the great crash has come and human communities will be forced to seek new ways of living.  

Economies based on fact and created by those of truth and knowledge.  New hope to the many who have allowed debt to be their mate and have forgotten the necessity of honest action in all human endeavors, whether it be social, academic, economic, or for the pleasure of the senses that are free to see and feel the beauty that is all around.

Be not afraid and walk boldly into tomorrow.  For the path is narrow and there are many pitfalls, so the one who leads must carry a strong light so that the ones that follow can clearly see the way ahead.  The more with Light, the clearer and safer the journey.

We ask all who will to end these foolish dreams based on lies and deception.  Dream only with a light and caring heart and form the solutions that will be given to the ones who seek a better way not just for themselves, but for the many.

Seek the common good, but be not common.  Be as a path finder led by sure courage and a willingness to find a way that can be travelled easily without too much hardship.  Seek again that within you that will light your way into tomorrow as you light the way for the ones who will follow.  They will come and be grateful for the sacrifices that you and others have made so that their way will be made easier and safer.

We have revealed the dangers for what they are and that is the fear of children, not the calm and certainty of those of maturity and a strength that has been developed through their many experiences in life.

Come, come, come and we will lead the way past your pain and your fears to a Land that awaits your return.  This Land is your true home, once forgotten, but now remembered.  With this remembrance comes a peace and a joy in knowing that a safe harbor awaits your return and arrival.

Enjoy the journey, miss not the beauty around and the joy of discovery.  Keep joy close at hand and all dangers will disappear as you approach them along the way.

M.N. Hopkins

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Choose Not Your Lives Of Slavery Rather Choose Your Freedom Through Love - A Discourse by M.N. Hopkins



Choose not your lives of slavery rather choose your freedom through Love. For, Love is the great liberator, Love is the great revealer, Love is that which calms the mind and activates the heart and that which will awaken you from your sleep and allow you to live together in peace.

Light, light and more light, this is what you have asked for and this is what you shall receive, but receive to be shared with others of your kind.

This Light has many good healing properties and the ability to calm the emotional as well as the mental chaos now experienced by many within your realm.

For transition is not always an easy matter and change is not always welcome. Many who read these words know the truth our messages. For, they are the ones that these messages are intended for those who seek the Light of understanding.

Many call themselves, Light Workers. What does this really mean? It means one whom can channel the Heavenly Light to share it with others in the human realm. More Light comes now, so prepare yourselves for a big infusion due to arrive. In fact, for some it arrives every time it is asked for, for others upon occasion and for others not at all. Thus is the current state of the majority of those now calling themselves, Light Workers.

For with Light comes a balance, with Light comes, a calm, with Light comes a clarity of moment in which insights arrive.

Most of those who call themselves Light Workers have none of the above characteristics. Techniques and shows have become their main stay. There are no techniques to be learned and there are now shows to produce.

A child knows this. Those with a will and a temperament that asks and has faith that all prayers will be answered are the ones who are the true workers with the Light.

No years of study are required, no classes or seminars needed, no gurus are necessary. For you are your own greatest guru. Yes, yourSelf is the great revealer of Light. YourSelf, the infuser of great spiritual strength and stamina. Non other.

The day of the Prophet is over. Now, is the time for all to be a professor of truth. Now, is the time to trust in your own inherent goodness and strength. Now, is the time to listen to your own Inner Voice. Now, is a time of great liberation.

Freedom arrives with the dawn. Freedom arrives with the coming of the Light.

We say these words to you who will listen and have the courage to honestly look upon the state of not just your human realm, but the state of yourself.

It is time to become responsible again and face one's own shortcomings as one faces the Light of Creation.

Yes, honesty is necessary as well as courage. One must look to see what has become while giving up one's responsibility to another. No other can do the work of liberating the human self from the tyranny of ego.

Others can inspire, others can show a way, others can stand by your side, but non other can decide for another, can act for another, can seize the prize.

This is an individual effort. This is how one builds spiritual muscles. Those who promise you spiritual wealth are not the ones of true stature.

You will know them by their fruits. Yes and you will know yourSelf when you have accepted the fruits of your own labours.

We speak to you in a direct way. For, it is time to grow up and take responsibility fro your own lives, for your own families, for you own communities, for your own Nations, for your whole World.

Now, is a time of great infusion of Light. For, the patients are terminally ill and the doctors are quacks. It is time to be honest and see the truth of what we say.

It is time to be honest and accept your short comings while at the same time accepting your wisdom and your strengths.

It is time to embrace the Light, take it to heart and from there let is flow our into your world of darkness to find It's own place to rest.

For, the Light knows where to go without need of direction. It will travel to where the need is greatest, It will travel to where the hearts are longing, It will travel to It's destination of choice and heal that which is most in the need of healing. There is no greater healer than the White Light of Heaven. It carries with it the Grace of God to Man.


Now, open your hearts if you will and this gift will be given freely to you this day.

M.N. Hopkins

Monday, February 22, 2016

Advice Along Your Way


10 Proven Health Benefits of Yogurt by Margie King


10 Proven Health Benefits of Yogurt

by Margie King

Green Med Info.        15 February 2016


Probiotics occur naturally in many foods. The most popular source in the Western diet is yogurt. Here are 10 proven ways yogurt can boost your health.  

The human gut contains several thousand strains of bacteria and every person has a different mix.  Some are beneficial, some are just there for the ride, and some can become problematic. When the balance between "good" and "not so good" bacteria is disrupted, lots of things can go wrong from the immune system, to digestion, to mental health.

Antibiotics, stress, excess alcohol, chlorine and other toxins can destroy good bugs and allow bad ones to thrive.  To re-balance the microbiome of your gut, you need to repopulate with good bacteria or probiotics. 

Probiotics occur naturally in many foods. The most popular source in the Western diet is yogurt. While dairy products are not right for everyone, fermented diary products appears to significantly reduce their potential allergenicity and also confer significant health benefits. Also, consider that goat milk based yogurt may provide an excellent alternative to cow's milk formulas, as its nutritional composition better matches that of human milk, which could be considered the ideal standard for compatibility. 

Here are 10 proven ways yogurt can boost your health.  

1. Cheat death with yogurt.

A large study from the City University of New York found that men and women who ate about two cups of yogurt or fermented milk per day reduced their mortality rates compared to those who ate little or none. They also had reduced death rates from heart disease and cancer.  

2. Yogurt builds strong bones.

The same City University of New York study found that women eating yogurt reduced their rates of hip fracture by between 30 and 51 percent. Men eating yogurt had 25 percent fewer hip fractures than men who didn't eat it regularly.
And a Swedish study followed 60,000 women for 20 years.  It found that for each serving of fermented milk (yogurt, kefir, or sour cream) women ate in a day, their risk of hip fracture dropped by 10 to 15 percent.[i]

3. Avoid diabetes with yogurt.

A  from the Harvard School of Public Health found that people who eat yogurt every day have a lower risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.  

The researchers pooled the results of three prospective cohort studies that followed the medical history and lifestyle habits of health professionals. They found that eating just one 28 gram (one ounce) serving of yogurt per day was linked to an 18 per cent lower risk of type 2 diabetes.[ii]

4. Yogurt lowers blood pressure.

A study from the American Heart Association (funded by the NIH and Dannon Company, Inc.) showed that adding more yogurt to your diet without increasing overall calories may help lower risk of developing high blood pressure.

Over 15 years researchers followed more than 2,000 people who had normal blood pressure at the start of the trial.  They found that people were 31 percent less likely to develop high blood pressure if at least two percent of their calories came from yogurt.  That would be equivalent to eating one six-ounce container of yogurt every three days.[iii]

5. Manage weight with yogurt.

In 2014 a meta-analysis in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that people who regularly eat yogurt may gain less weight over time.[iv]

The researchers noted one study of 34 obese individuals on a calorie restricted diet.  Half were randomly assigned to eat six ounces of yogurt three times a day.  The yogurt group had a 33 percent greater reduction in body weight, a 60 percent greater loss of body fat, and a 31 percent reduction in the loss of lean body mass compared to the control group.[v]

And a Harvard study in the New England Journal of Medicine found that weight gain over a four-year period was on average .82 pounds less with each additional cup of yogurt eaten per day.

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Uranium Contaminates Drinking Water – Sodium Bicarbonate Clears the Kidneys and Soil of Uranium by Dr. Mark Sircus


Uranium Contaminates Drinking Water – Sodium Bicarbonate Clears the Kidneys and Soil of Uranium

by Dr. Mark Sircus

Green Med Info.    22 January 2016


In the western United States notices are springing upUranium, the notices warn, tests at levels considered unsafe by federal and state standards.  The notices say you can drink the water — but if you drink the water over a period of time, you can get cancer. USGS researchers recently sampled 170 domestic water wells in the San Joaquin Valley, and found 20 to 25 percent bore uranium at levels that broke federal and state limits.

Uranium, the stuff of nuclear fuel for power plants and atom bombs, increasingly is showing in drinking water systems in major farming regions of the U.S. West. Naturally, authorities are doing little to inform the public at large of the growing risk.

Government authorities say long-term exposure to uranium can damage kidneys and raise cancer risks as well as provoke other health problems. Once the uranium is solubilized in the blood, the kidney will excrete some of it in urine. Uranium not excreted distributes to bone and soft tissue, including the kidney, liver, lung, fat, muscle, and then, to some extent, to all other organs. Though the main reservoir is the skeleton, the target organ is the kidney, where functional changes are observed. Research teams at Tufts and the University of New Mexico also link long-term exposure to signs of reproductive and genetic damage.

In one swath of farmland in California, roughly 250 miles long and encompassing major cities, up to one in 10 public water systems have raw drinking water with uranium levels that exceed federal and state safety standards, the U.S. Geological Survey has found. It is interesting to note that at Livermore Labs they have license to explode a certain amount of depleted uranium above ground each year.

Nearly 2 million people in California's Central Valley and in the U.S. Midwest live within a half-mile of groundwater containing uranium over the safety standards, University of Nebraska researchers said in a study published in September. Moreover, guess what? Livermore Nuclear Weapons Lab detonates about 200 radioactive "dirty bombs" a year, creating deadly and radioactive uranium gas in the heavily populated San Francisco Bay and Monterey Bay Areas of California. About 10 million people live and work within the large metropolitan areas.

The Los Angeles Times reported, "The Energy Department is spending $328 million to clean up two separate areas of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Livermore is one of two U.S. labs that designed nuclear weapons. It continues to conduct research into plutonium behavior, high-powered lasers, computer-simulated nuclear reactions and other areas. Under the cloak of secrecy, the lab conducted experiments with plutonium and uranium, and fabricated prototype weapons parts. At its large test range near Tracy, in Northern California, it blew up atomic triggers that used depleted uranium. In the process, Livermore released uranium, tritium, solvents and high explosive residues into the ground and groundwater, said Judy Steenhoven, deputy chief of environmental restoration at the lab."

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Gardasil Australia: No benefit for us! by Jenny

Gardasil: I will never stop warning others – I spread awareness to save other children. No child deserves to have their life cut short by disability or death. No family deserves to live with this type of pain.


Gardasil: No benefit for us!


by Jenny
Australia

Sane Vax, inc.      10 February 2016


At 12 years old, my beautiful daughter Jemma was a happy, bright, fun-loving girl filled with energy. She was always on the go, never content to just sit around the house. Jemma was continuously asking to go to a friend’s place for a sleep-over or arranging to be entertained by other activities.
Jemma’s first love was dancing. From the moment she entered her first dance class at 5 years old, she exhibited a natural flexibility and skill. She thrived on doing the splits and bridges and thoroughly enjoyed making dance video clips with her friends.
Shortly before entering secondary school Jemma became interested in horseback riding and thoroughly enjoyed her lessons. We had no idea how drastically our lives would change because of one simple decision we were about to make.
When Jemma began secondary school, a letter was sent home to vaccinate her with the HPV vaccine to protect her against cervical cancer. I decided not to have the injection done at school; that we would go to our doctor’s surgery to have it done.
My husband wasn’t keen to have this done and said, “We never had anything like this when we were young and we are all fine”.
I felt I wanted to protect my daughter against cervical cancer and didn’t agree. However, it did make me think I must research this as I was aware it was fairly a new vaccine. I got busy and never did the research.
My niece had this injection and she was okay. Although looking back knowing what Jemma has gone through, my niece did experience continuous fatigue – however my sister never connected it to the vaccine. She just thought her daughter was more exhausted from starting the more difficult secondary school schedule. Knowing that my niece had it made me think for some reason it must be good.
I decided to allow Jemma to have the HPV vaccine, Gardasil. This had a huge impact for me. My whole soul was riddled with guilt. I felt it was the worst decision I had ever made for my child and certainly my biggest regret ever.
I can’t tell you how many times the phrase IF ONLY, IF ONLY… echoed through my mind!!!!
As the years have passed, I have been somewhat able to overcome this. Now, I concentrate my energy on the healing process for my daughter.

What Gardasil did for us?

When my daughter had the first shot she complained of a sore heavy arm. I didn’t think much of it. I just thought it’s most likely like all the other vaccines she has had and it is a normal reaction.
Our nightmare began after her second injection which was given on Thursday 24th April 2014. Three days later, on Sunday at lunchtime, Jemma complained of brain fog and a sudden bad headache. I gave her painkillers and it didn’t relieve her headache. I thought that was quiet unusual as she never experienced anything like this before.
The next day she still had the headache along with extreme fatigue. For the first time I wondered whether the vaccine had anything to do with her new symptoms. I made an appointment with my doctor, who confirmed she had a reaction to the vaccine. He said that her headache would go away in 2 weeks and referred us to a chiropractor.
I went back to my GP after 2 weeks to say her headaches were still there so he referred me to a paediatrician.
The paediatrician said he “had never seen anyone like this before,” ran some blood tests and referred us to the Royal Children’s Hospital. I had already been in contact with them and they weren’t much help.
I started searching on the internet for answers and I came across a doctor in Los Angeles who had treated Gardasil injured girls. I made an appointment as he used Skype for his international patients. He was a very caring knowledgeable doctor and wanted to run various tests.

Hope for recovery?

Around this same time, I happened to mention what was happening with my daughter while visiting our dentist. The nurse said she knew someone whose daughter was badly injured after having this vaccine and had nearly died. She said she could put me in contact with her. I gratefully accepted her offer.
The wonderful, caring, supportive lady I then met, led me in the right direction to heal my daughter. After speaking with her for a short time, I suddenly realised Jemma was not alone. Many others were suffering after using this vaccine and many had died – not only in Australia, but around the world. I was horrified! I felt sick knowing that Gardasil had damaged so many other families. In fact, I was totally and utterly surprised it was still on the market.
I decided not to proceed with the doctor in Los Angeles because it would be easier to see someone in my own country now that I had guidance from this wonderful lady on how she helped her daughter get well.  I made an appointment to see the Neuro Trainer who does a gentle detox and starts to build up the immune system.
The earliest appointment I could get was in four weeks so I decided, in the meantime, to have Jemma see a naturopath who did acupuncture and started her on supplements. We also changed her diet to gluten, dairy free & limited sugar. We started using all organic fruit and vegetables and all organic products for her skin and within the house environment.
Things went from bad to worse. Jemma’s symptoms got more intense. She started to experience extreme head pressure – so bad, she thought her head was going to explode. Jemma would say to me 20 times a day my head is sore and hold her head with her arms. She was now sensitive to noise and light. Her eyes were extremely sore and she found it hard to keep them open. She endured a rapid heartbeat, 20-second silent seizures began on and off for 2 months, tingling and numbness in her legs, bottom and feet, ears ringing, extreme abdominal pain & vomiting for the next 2 months on. She could only sleep upright on the couch as laying down she would endure tremendous pain in her abdomen. She experienced extreme fatigue.
I had her eyes tested and we got glasses to help with her headaches. Trips to the hospital became more frequent. One doctor at the hospital didn’t believe the vaccine was the cause and referred us to a Gastro specialist who diagnosed Jemma with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. He also told me the vaccine didn’t do this – however, was very happy to share with me the side effects of HPV infections.
Jemma had intolerances to food before Gardasil and was already following a Fod Map diet so I felt the Gastro specialist wasn’t much help. He only told me what I already knew.
Jemma’s headaches were still persistent with a sore throat, muscle aches (mainly upper legs and upper arms) her body temperature was cold, there were concentration problems, dizziness and she found it very hard to get to sleep. I would lay with her every night and massage her head to try and get her to sleep.
She was unable to go to school for 3 months and eventually she started back at school but could only go for 2 hours a day for the next 6 months.
In July 2014, Jemma started dropping items then her hips started hurting and then her legs started collapsing underneath her – she could barely walk. This was so frightening to watch and went on for three weeks. We got crutches to help her get around.  She regained her walking ability again but was very limited. We did many visits to have reflexology and foot spas as this helped.
Jemma became a girl who only wanted to stay home and go nowhere and this just broke my heart tremendously as before this hell her life was so full of excitement.  She no longer had sleepovers at friends. She tried but her pain was too bad, so she would call me to pick her up. 
Jemma was suffering extreme fatigue, so we decided to do a 12 week program at a chronic fatigue health clinic. Her fatigue still continued to appear the same. We also saw a physiotherapist to help with her leg pain.
Jemma started the New Year off back in school fulltime with many visits to the sickbay to recoup. She continued to struggle and I would frequently find myself at school picking her up.
Jemma started getting unusual marks on her body that almost looked like stretch marks. She isn’t a big girl but health professionals were saying it was stretch marks. I thought different because they changed colour to a deep purple and then went back to red. So I pursued this and researched further. I started thinking she might have Lyme disease. Families affected by Gardasil in other countries had mentioned their daughters had similar marks which subsequently were diagnosed as Lyme.
Eventually, I found a doctor who specialises in Lyme here in Australia. These doctors are rare because Lyme disease is not a recognized disorder in our country. He confirmed with a clinical diagnosis that she had Lyme with co infections. We had her blood test sent to Igenex lab in the USA and it came back positive. Apparently it remains dormant and when Gardasil was given it got triggered somehow. Knowing she has Lyme disease has given us a direction. Now, we can treat the disease instead of constantly wondering what is making our daughter so ill. So now we are trying to heal her from Lyme disease also.
We have sought help from a Neuroscientist/Chiropractor and started treatment in Neuroplasticity. So far Jemma has been responding well to treatment hoping for a great outcome and feeling extremely positive with this new treatment plan.

Still riding the Gardahell train!

We made the decision to home-school Jemma with direction from our Lyme Doctor to only do minimum subjects as she continues to find it hard to be at school and has missed a lot of days attending due to her pain.
Jemma has improved, however she is still not 100%. She still has persistent headaches, sore eyes and weakness in her upper legs and arms. Some days she still finds it hard to walk, particularly toward the end of the day.
I’m so proud of her for not giving up – she has come such a long way – and she still keeps trying. Now, she can even enjoy the odd sleepover without experiencing extreme fatigue.
I hope every day her quality of life continues to improve so she can one day enjoy life in the manner she so richly deserves – the way she enjoyed life BEFORE Gardasil.
We decided to share our story because we wouldn’t wish this on any child or family. It is horrendous! Nothing is more stressful than seeing your child in pain when you can’t seem to do anything to fix it. Many times I felt helpless and often in those first 3 months I’d cry myself to sleep, not knowing where to turn. No family deserves that kind of agony!
I continue to spread awareness of the serious side effects so parents can make a fully informed decision about HPV vaccines. I strongly believe doctors aren’t telling us enough. Maybe it’s because they don’t know enough, but that is no excuse. They are supposed to be the experts. They are supposed to protect their patients.
My experience has shown me this is not necessarily the case. When I told my GP Gardasil was making some girls sterile he said, “That isn’t true.”
Then I came back a week later showing him Dr Deirdre Little’s findings. I got the impression he was somewhat surprised. Dr Deirdre Little has a peer reviewed article on three cases of premature ovarian failure. She has provided me with great support and knowledge. I continue to bring peer reviewed articles to my GP.
We are having Jemma’s hormone levels checked now that she is 14 years old and will continue to monitor this. We are making sure she isn’t affected in this area as some girls have become sterile after HPV vaccinations.
The more I read the more I feel Gardasil is a pointless and poisonous vaccine particularly when a simple regular pap smear and safe sex is all that is needed to control cervical cancer – like when I grew up.
I certainly have a completely different view on drug companies (Merck in particular) who are ignoring the serious side effects and harm their products have caused to thousands of families worldwide. It makes me wonder how they sleep at night. This is a pure medical stuff up in my opinion.
I continue to warn every parent to get fully informed about this vaccine and do your research. I have no trust in our health system and feel doctors aren’t informing us enough on the risks and have no idea how to help the sick children affected by HPV vaccines.
I continue to hope my daughter will completely recover. Nevertheless, I consider Jemma is one of the lucky ones. At least she has an opportunity to recover – many didn’t get that chance. Their parents paid the ultimate price. This makes my skin crawl and I shiver even knowing young lives have been taken away and families destroyed. It is just disgraceful and wrong at every level.
I will never stop warning others – I spread awareness to save other children. No child deserves to have their life cut short by disability or death. No family deserves to live with this type of pain.
I can only hope one day this vaccine will be withdrawn from the Immunization schedule so that our healthy young girls and boys will not be submitted to so much risk for so little benefit.
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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Where to Invade Next Movie Trailer - Coming To Theatres 12 February 2016




Published on January 28, 2016

Where to Invade Next

In theaters February 12, 2016

http://wheretoinvadenext.com/

Academy Award®-winning director Michael Moore is back with WHERE TO INVADE NEXT: a provocative and hilarious comedy in which Moore will stop at nothing to figure out how to actually make America great again.

Just in time for election season, America's favorite political provocateur, Michael Moore, is back with his new film, WHERE TO INVADE NEXT. Honored by festivals and critics groups alike, WHERE TO INVADE NEXT is an expansive, hilarious, and subversive comedy in which the Academy Award®-winning director confronts the most pressing issues facing America today and finds solutions in the most unlikely places. The creator of FAHRENHEIT 9/11 and BOWLING FOR COLUMBINE has returned with an epic movie that’s unlike anything he has done before—an eye-opening call to arms to capture the American Dream and restore it in, of all places, America.

"One of the most genuinely, and valuably, patriotic films any American has ever made... Optimistic and affirmative, it rests on one challenging but invaluable idea: we can do better."

Godfrey Cheshire, rogerebert.com


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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Stay True To Your Heart's Light - A Short Discourse by M.N. Hopkins

Artwork  by John Finn

I sometimes think of all the sickness in this world.  If one becomes overly engaged in this sickness, over time, one will become sick.

A way out is to live within the darkness of men yet hold on tightly to the Light.  Never wonder too far from the heart's light while you live amongst men of dark intentions who manipulate others for their own purposes.

Stay true to the heart's light within yourselves so that you shine a way out of the madness that has gripped the minds of men.

© 2016  M.N. Hopkins

Note:  I wrote this last month and published it for the first time on my blog today.

Monday, February 1, 2016

The Ballad of LaVoy Finicum - A Cowboy's Stand for Freedom by Jordan Page





Published on January 27, 2016

Performance by Jordan Page www.jordanpagemusic.com

Dedicated to the memory of Robert LaVoy Finicum; AZ rancher, father of 11 children, patriot, and member of Citizens for Constitutional Freedom who was killed by police with his hands above his head on 1/26/16 near Burns, Oregon.

The Ballad of Lavoy Finicum (Cowboy’s Stand for Freedom)
(copyright Jordan Page 2016)

He was a man who loved to walk the land
To turn his cheek but also take a stand
When his conviction called he followed what he felt was right
There’s no telling just what time will bring
You can live for nothing or for everything
But when the pushes come to shoving tell me will you fight

I’m only talkin bout a cowboy’s stand for freedom
I’m just talkin bout a name carved in a stone
A friend and brother to anyone
He’s riding off into the setting sun
Drive on cowboy, he’s heading home

Well there’s almost right and then there’s nearly wrong
As you live your life from sunrise to dawn
And then its over and the moment’s gone
You can testify to the things unseen
But the world is blind, and can’t see a thing
All you can do is try be a human being

I’m only talkin bout a cowboy’s stand for freedom
I’m just talkin bout a name carved in a stone
A friend and brother to anyone
He’s riding off into the setting sun
Drive on cowboy, he’s heading home

I know not what course other men may take
Can’t see that far down the road
But as for me and mine, make no mistake
The weight of justice is a heavy load,
And I’m living by a code

He left his home to go and take a stand
His voice rang out across a deafened land
And in the end it was a bullet that exposed the lies
A truth remembered is a battle won
And though his murder cannot be undone,
It rings out like an echo, thundering across the night

Here’s to all the cowboys who stand for freedom
Why do we watch them from afar with hearts of stone?
He’s riding off into the setting sun
The thoughts of many from the voice of one
Drive on cowboy, your work is done
Godspeed cowboy, we’ll carry on



Walk Your Way Out Of Depression


I can remember a friend of mine telling me back in the middle 80's how her doctor had given her a prescription to walk a few hours every day as her therapy for depression.

This would be a rarity today with our take a pill for every ailment mentality.