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Celebrating John Lennon’s 75th Birthday

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My entire life changed when I was twelve years old and the Beatles came to America in 1964 which opened up the whole world for me.  Their music turned me on so much that it was just like I had gone into another dimension. I understood the music and found it waking me up as though my previous twelve years I had been asleep.

The first time I saw their photograph John Lennon struck me as someone unique. My girlfriends all were in love with Paul McCartney. I was not in love with John, but when I heard him in interviews I loved his wit and I bought his first book, “In His Own Write” and found his humor to be the same as mine. The music of the Beatles was magic at that time, and it certainly lit a fire under me that has not extinguished to this day.

For those of you who were not alive when the Beatles blasted across America you will not easily understand the significance of their impact upon not only America, but the entire world.  They changed our culture. The Beatles arrived in America just under three months after the assassination of President John Kennedy. This assassination had brought America into a massive depression and the fresh lively spirit of the Beatles was exactly what the country needed to boost itself.

I was fortunate to see the Beatles perform live three times fortunately I was close to the stage the last time I saw them, and it was indescribable. It was a lasting memory. I followed the Beatles faithfully until their breakup and from there I continue to follow each one’s music. But as always John seemed to be expressing the feelings that I had.

John was always the most outspoken, and, at one point in 1966, he was condemned in the United States because of stating that the Beatles were more popular than Jesus.  He was not saying that they were greater than Jesus but just that their popularity extended farther. It was the truth at that time.  From then on he received death threats and was told that he would be assassinated during their 1966 United States tour.  This is one of the main reasons the Beatles stopped performing live.

Fame was a great pressure on John, and he looked for other avenues to explore having conquered the world.  He discovered LSD and used it to open up his creativity.  From there he discovered meditation and went to India to practice and learn from a master.  He met Yoko Ono, and they fell in love even though they were both married at the time.  He felt Yoko was his soul mate, and they were together until the end of his life.

They started a movement for peace and love.  He gained new world recognition for his peace movement and his views against all wars.  He expressed his views through his music and many people paid attention.  His goal was to have people get along and follow the path of love and peace.  For a time John went into seclusion, but in 1980 he was making a comeback with a new album, the first in five years, and ready to get back into his many causes.

I want to remember all that he did in his short 40 years.  He definitely kept me aware of what was going on in the world through his music and his peaceful demonstrations.  He gave a voice to the consciousness that so many were feeling and unable to find the words or ways to express it.  John did.

Each year new people discover John Lennon for the first time.  In Havana, Cuba, they have a wonderful bronze statue of John Lennon sitting casually on a park bench as though he is observing those who pass by.  Recently a teenager asked me if I knew who John Lennon was. I just had to smile at that question.

It’s hard to believe it’s been 35 years since John was assassinated, but his legacy will live forever and that speaks greatly for the man. Because John was only 40 years old when he died he will always be remembered young and I wonder what he would have been like at 75 years of age. He still would have been turning out fabulous music and art, just as Paul McCartney, Ringo, and George Harrison have done throughout the years.

I continue to listen to the Beatles and John Lennon’s music and always enjoy it. I am thankful that I lived in the most exciting time there was the 1960’s and I was able to experience Beatlemania full on.

So Happy Birthday John and thank you for everything you gave us. You will always live in our hearts.

Worldwide he is loved.  His legacy will never be forgotten.

I love John,
Cherokee Billie

Your Choices Create Your Future!

Every choice you make creates the futureHaving worked for many decades as a spiritual advisor, what I see on a regular basis is that people do not want to take responsibility for their actions or choices. When things do not work out the way that they want they tend to blame somebody, even God.

Life is not going to always go the way you want it to. It is important to think about your decisions in life. Do not make hasty decisions because you have to live with the consequences.

Today’s society is teaching that everyone should be treated equally and there should be no winners and losers. That’s not realistic. In life there are times you win and times you lose.

Life is full of uncertainty. That’s part of the adventure of life and the way that we grow is through the things that happen to us.

So take a few moments and think before you make a decision. I always advise my clients to think on something for at least 24 hours before they act on it. 24 hours can make a big difference in how you see something.

Whatever you do in life take your time and go slowly. The rewards are enormous when you do and you can create a better tomorrow.

Many blessings,
Cherokee Billie

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Jimi Hendrix died 45 years ago, September 18, 1970.

One of the best guitar players that ever livedIt blows my mind that it has been 45 years since I was a teenager and heard the news that Jimi Hendrix had died. It just seems like a couple of years ago. Time Keeps On Slipping Into the Future!

So much happened 45 years ago that affected my life forever. On September 18, 1970 Jimi Hendrix died. I had seen him perform live ten times and no one ever blew me away like he did. I was a straight kid and did not use drugs, yet I understood completely what his music was about. People often associate those who like Jimi Hendrix with drugs; you don’t need drugs to appreciate his art. I wish I could help you feel the experience of him live because literally I could feel my body vibrate and move in what ever direction he wanted it to when he played his guitar. Jimi is often considered the greatest guitarist in rock and roll. He is known for playing guitar left-handed and behind his back and with his teeth without missing a single note. It was an amazing experience and no one else ever was able to do that for me.

I lived in Los Angeles and I saw most of the major groups in the 1960’s and 1970’s. I am so grateful I lived through that amazing time. People have tried to capture that time period today, but unless you were there you will never really understand or experience it. I had just seen Jimi Hendrix about two months prior to his death. He came on stage much different than before. He did not have a smile as he usually did and just played his songs without much emotion. I felt that something was wrong in this man’s life, but had no idea what it was. Turns out the man was overworked and burnt out, but the promoters kept booking more and more performances for him.

The news of Jimi’s death came on a Friday and I spent the weekend feeling the loss of such a beautiful person and the greatest guitar player ever. It was hard to believe because he was so young, only 27 years old, and to be gone and to lose what could have been. He died from suffocation (in his own vomit) after taking too many sleeping pills. He was not a heavy drug user, of course he used drugs it was common for the time, but he was not a drug addict. I believe the man was just looking for some peace and quiet. I had my own private goodbye to Jimi that weekend.

For those of us who lived during this wonderful creative time we can never forget this genius artist that changed the world then quickly left. His influence is felt even to this day and will continue to be felt for centuries to come. What if he never would have truly lived and expressed what he felt? The world would have missed out on so much. Jimi Hendrix could not read or write music, but did that stop him from playing the guitar? No. Jimi Hendrix is listed as the number one guitar player in the world by the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. There are no limitations to your life when you truly live. Let his life be an inspiration to you to let go of all inhibitions and live your life freely and fully no matter what your age. We are supposed to live not just exist. Live today!

Life in this world is very short and as you get older you really realize how short it is. There are times where I would give anything to go back and live those happy carefree times again. This is why it is critical to try to live every day to its fullest and create happiness for your life. Life ends much too quickly and there is no reason on earth not to make the best of each day. Granted not every day is going to be wonderful, but you do have a choice in how you deal with each day. All I can say is live fully now.

Want to know what it was like to see Jimi Hendrix live? I have written an article about the first time I saw Jimi Hendrix in 1968. Click here to read about this moment in history.

“It’s funny the way most people love the dead. Once you are dead, you are made for life.” Jimi Hendrix

Thank you Jimi for all you gave us,
Cherokee Billie

Celebrate Labor Day

Labor Day greetingsI find it interesting to know the history about certain holidays and here is information on Labor Day, which was first held in 1882. It became a federal holiday in 1894. It was originally intended that the day would be filled with a street parade to allow the public to appreciate the work of the trade and labor organizations. After the parade, a festival was to be held to amuse local workers and their families. In later years, prominent men and women held speeches. This is less common now, but is sometimes seen in election years. One of the reasons for choosing to celebrate this on the first Monday in September was to add a holiday in the long gap between Independence Day and Thanksgiving.

Labor Day was originally organized to celebrate various labor associations’ strengths of and contributions to the United States economy. It is largely a day of rest in modern times. Many people mark Labor Day as the end of the summer season and a last chance to make trips or hold outdoor events.

In some neighborhoods, people organize fireworks displays, barbecues and public arts or sports events. The football season starts on or around Labor Day and many teams play their first game of the year during Labor Day weekend. As it is the last chance for many people to take summer trips, there may be some congestion on highways and at airports. Public transit systems do not usually operate on their regular timetables.

Here are some interesting quotes about labor.

Anatole France
Man is so made that he can only find relaxation from one kind of labor by taking up another.

Thomas Geoghegan
When people ask me, ‘Why can’t labor organize the way it did in the thirties?’ the answer is simple: everything we did then is now illegal.

Abraham Lincoln
If any man tells you he loves America, yet hates labor, he is a liar. If any man tells you he trusts America, yet fears labor, he is a fool.

Henry George
Poorly paid labor is inefficient labor, the world over.

John Locke
It is labor indeed that puts the difference on everything.

Bill Dodds
Labor Day is a glorious holiday because your child will be going back to school the next day. It would have been called Independence Day, but that name was already taken.

Marc Chagall
Work isn’t to make money; you work to justify life.

L. Mencken
The only liberty an inferior man really cherishes is the liberty to quit work, stretch out in the sun, and scratch himself.

Dorothea Dix
A man usually values that most for which he has labored; he uses that most frugally which he has toiled hour by hour and day by day to acquire.

Theodore Roosevelt
No man needs sympathy because he has to work, because he has a burden to carry. Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.

Doug Larson
If all the cars in the United States were placed end to end, it would probably be Labor Day weekend.

May you have a wonderful weekend my friends.

Many blessings,
Cherokee Billie

Edgar Cayce – The Case For Psychic Abilities

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A prime example of psychic abilities is Edgar Cayce; there is evidence from the virtually thousands of readings that he did through the years. All of his readings have been documented and is the most extensive library of psychic readings in the world.  On seven rare occasions, he allegedly prophesied things that would not happen until many years later, and in many other cases, people believed what he was telling them. The issue with some of these documented stories is that scientists cannot validate psychic powers by the “stories” and “believed accounts” of such acts.

Edgar Cayce was known as the “sleeping prophet” for his ability to put himself in a sleep like state and foretell future events. In 1931, he founded The Association for Research and Enlightenment. The purpose of this not-for-profit organization was to study the areas of transpersonal subjects. Edgar Cayce is credited with predicting the stock market crash of 1929 as well as the six other major events listed below.

  • World War II
  • The Shifting of the Earth’s Poles
  • Convergence of Communications Companies
  • Community of People Called the Essenes
  • Blood as a Diagnostic Tool
  • La Niña and El Niño Effect

For more detailed information on each of these prophecies and historical information on Edgar Cayce, you can visit The Association for Research and Enlightenment website at

Edgar Cayce on Blood as a Diagnostic Tool.

Realize that Edgar Cayce foretold all of this before blood analysis existed. During the course of a physical reading given for one individual, the reading foresaw future medical advancements that might make diagnosis from a drop of blood a possibility. The reading was given in 1927, at the time when the prediction would have been considered the makings of science fiction.

Edgar Cayce: “… For, as is seen, there is no condition existent in a body that the reflection of same may not be traced in the blood supply, for not only does the blood stream carry the rebuilding forces to the body, it also takes the used forces and eliminates same through their proper channels in the various portions of the system. Hence we find red blood, white blood and lymph all carried in the veins. These are only separated by the very small portions that act as builders, strainers, destroyers, or resuscitating portions of the system – see? Hence there is ever seen in the blood stream the reflections or evidences of that condition being carried on in the physical body. The day may yet arrive when one may take a drop of blood and diagnose the condition of any physical body…” Edgar Cayce reading (283-2)

I have my degree in Naturopathic medicine and studied the work of Edgar Cayce extensively because he had so much medical advice, which is still used today by natural practitioners. I know that he saw the future of medicine based on what I have studied from his natural medicine teachings. I advise my clients to eat seven raw almonds every day based on this man’s work. It’s been proven that they have more essential oils then make any other nut and that they increase overall circulation, they contain the essence of life.

Because of his advanced healing methods it’s not surprising that he would see that blood contains the life essence therefore it would be the best diagnostic tool. His visions were always extraordinary and he saved so many people’s lives with his psychic diagnosis of a person’s condition. This is a man that I truly admire.

Many blessings,
Cherokee Billie

Please watch this fascinating documentary on Edgar Cayce

The Dazzling Perseids of August!

PERSEID METEOR SHOWERThe 2015 Perseid meteor shower will peak around the overnight hours of Wednesday and Thursday (Aug. 12 and 13) just one day before the new moon. Unlike last year, when a brilliant and nearly full moon washed out all but the brightest meteors, 2015 should be a very opportune year for observing “shooting stars” with your own eyes or cameras. NASA released a video on how to see the 2015 Perseid meteor shower.

The new moon on August 14, 2015, will create perfect conditions for watching the meteor shower.

The Perseid meteor shower is the most widely observed and dependable annual meteor display of the year, and its peak this week has all the earmarks of being an excellent example of celestial fireworks, weather permitting.

Shooting Stars Attention – Perseids Meteor shower 2015: “Admirers of shooting stars in the near future can indulge again. The conditions to see meteors this year are very favorable. You can see them this year extra good because it is the new moon, so there is no disturbing moonlight. The annual Perseid swarm reaches around Thursday, August 13th its peak. Then there are to see up to 60 shooting stars per hour.”

Supposedly, during its peak you can see around 60 to 100 meteors in ONE HOUR! That’s a lot of shooting stars! And, I don’t know about you, but I need all the wishes granted that I can get ;)

Pack up a picnic basket, take the family, and go outside and have a wonderful celebration of this miraculous planetary show.

Many blessings,
Cherokee Billie

Robin Williams One Year Later

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August 11 marks one year since Robin Williams passed away. He was such a beloved person and his death shocked so many. If he touched your life you will want to read what I have felt about him.

I have never been one who gets dramatic over celebrity deaths, but his was different because we were the same age, suffer from physical problems, loved his work, and understood financial difficulties. I cried when I heard the news. The only other famous person I cried over was when John Lennon was assassinated.

From the first time I saw Robin on the program ‘Mork and Mindy’ I liked him. He always came across to me as a person who was sad. Yes, he made me laugh tremendously, but I understood that there was a level of sadness always around him. Many want to blame his death on alcohol and drugs, which was proven untrue in the autopsy. So many do not understand depression, especially when they perceive someone as having everything, such as Robin. Of course there will always be theories about why or how he died, but I think it’s better to remember the brilliant talented man that he was.

From being one of the highest paid actors in the 1990’s his celebrity had declined over the years because he started choosing rolls that appealed to him, and they were not always comedies. He made over 50 movies. He had the ability to be a serious actor and brought such depth to each character he played. He proved how good he was as an actor in Dead Poets Society, Good Will Hunting, What Dreams May Come, Patch Adams, and the touching Bicentennial Man.

Of course he will always be remembered for his great comedies such as Mrs. Doubtfire, The Fisher King, The Birdcage, Jack, and who can forget his marvelous genie in Aladdin. These are just to name a few of his movies.

He left a large body of work behind that will entertain people for many generations to come. His one man standup comedy shows were always something I looked forward to. He just had a way of making you see the world a little differently. No matter what he did he always came across as lovable.

My personal favorite movie of his is “Moscow on the Hudson.” He mixed comedy with serious acting. He learned to speak Russian fluently and the other actors who were Russian could not believe how well he spoke it.

Whatever he did he put his whole self into it and created magic.

It turns out that financially he was not well off anymore, between high alimony payments, and lack of income, at the level he had been receiving, he was struggling financially. Also he was suffering from Parkinson’s disease. I understand the effects of that extremely well as my father had it and so do I. Physical decline often causes depression to worsen. When you cannot do what you used to it is horrific. Ask anyone who suffers from chronic illness or an accident and they will tell you.

At the time of his death I had not seen many of his latest movies and have seen them since and I am astounded at how good they were. Recently I saw “Angriest Man in Brooklyn” and found it totally believable from the standpoint of being someone who is chronically ill. Often you get angry when your health goes. I thought he did a standout performance and yet many people do not like this movie.

He was a gentle kind man and I have read many different stories from people who have met him accidentally and he never acted like a celebrity. He was always just himself, which was quite humble. He let his crazy side out when he performed. Often people confuse a person with the characters they have played.

For me he will always be a sweet lovable human who did his best to make others happy.

He worked for free on the charity to help the homeless ‘Comic Relief’. He traveled to Iraq several times and performed for the troops without great publicity or fanfare. He always wanted to help others. Robin had a requirement that for every single event or film he did, the company hiring him also had to hire a certain number of homeless people and put them to work.

For those who believe that a person who commits suicide is condemned, I have found that not to be true. I have channeled many suicide victims and most are being taking care of in a recovery area in the spirit world. The judgments that people believe will happen when you die are not necessarily true. It is what you do in this life and how you have helped others that is most valued in Spirit. Read More About This Here.

So take a few moments and remember this wonderful man who graced our planet and made the world smile. Perhaps watch one of his movies in memory of him.

The main thing is he is at peace and will always be remembered.

Thank you for everything Robin.

Bless your spirit, Cherokee Billie

If you have experienced the loss of a loved one through suicide and need help please contact me as the reassurance that I can give will greatly help you heal. Call me at: (866)-563-3997 or contact me through my web site

Robin Williams Movies:
The Angriest Man in Brooklyn
The Face of Love
Lee Daniels’ The Butler
The Big Wedding
Happy Feet Two
Old Dogs
Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
World’s Greatest Dad
August Rush
License to Wed
Night at the Museum
Happy Feet
Man of the Year
The Night Listener
The Big White
House of D
The Final Cut
Death to Smoochy
One Hour Photo
A.I. Artificial Intelligence
Bicentennial Man
Jakob the Liar
Patch Adams
What Dreams May Come
Good Will Hunting
Deconstructing Harry
Fathers’ Day
The Birdcage
Nine Months
Being Human
Mrs. Doubtfire
FernGully: The Last Rainforest
The Fisher King
Shakes the Clown
Dead Again
Cadillac Man
Dead Poets Society
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
Good Morning, Vietnam
Seize the Day
Club Paradise
The Best of Times
Moscow on the Hudson
The Survivors
The World According to Garp
Can I Do It ‘Till I Need Glasses?
Mork & Mindy (TV Series)

Robin Williams has supported the following charities listed:
Aid Still Required
American Foundation for AIDS Research
Amnesty International
Andre Agassi Foundation for Education
Augie’s Quest
Bob Woodruff Foundation
Celebrity Fight Night Foundation
Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation
Comic Relief
David Foster Foundation
Doctors Without Borders
Dogs Deserve Better
Dream Foundation
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation
Heifer International
International Medical Corps
Keep Memory Alive
Love Our Children USA
Luke Neuhedel Foundation
Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center
Prince’s Rainforests Project
Prince’s Trust
Robert F Kennedy Memorial
Smile Train
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

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