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Remembering Ray Manczarek Co-founder of The Doors 4 years Later

Raymond Daniel Manczarek

Thank you for everything you gave us Ray. 

Not only has Jim Morrison knelt in front of you, but the whole world has as well!

We will miss you forever! But we are extremely grateful for all the wonderful music and films that you have left us. I’m sure that you are still making beautiful music and films with Jim Morrison in the Spirit World. We will always miss your kind gentle spirit, but I’m sure that many of us will hear you once again when we Break on through to the Other Side!

Raymond Daniel Manczarek Jr. (February 12, 1939 – May 20, 2013)

With love and gratitude,
Cherokee Billie

May is Fibromyalgia Awareness Month

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May 12 is the designated Fibromyalgia Awareness Day. Throughout the month of May please share awareness about Fibromyalgia.

Several years ago Fibromyalgia was a disability categorized as “psychological”. Now it is recognized as a very real physical condition that affects every aspect of a person’s life.

It’s hard to understand how it feels to be told you are mentally having a problem when your body will not perform what you are asking it to do. How can that possibly be mental? Patients were, in effect, being told it was “all in your head.” I went through this with people I knew once I became unable to function because of Fibromyalgia. Everyone wants to tell you that you just need to get up and do something and you will feel better. They don’t understand you barely have the strength to make it to the bathroom and back. It is often hard to get emotional support from your family and friends.

Fortunately, the medical field has produced enough research to re-classify it as a true physical disability that is often paired with studies and treatments for arthritis and rheumatism. No longer can people say that it is in your head.

Here is a brief list of common symptoms of this disease:

  • Chronic pain throughout the body
  • Burning, numbness and tingling
  • Tenderness when pressure is placed on or around the neck, elbows, hips, thighs and knees.
  • Sleep disorders
  • Chronic fatigue or exhaustion
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Facial Pain
  • Jaw Pain (TMJ)
  • Memory Loss
  • Irritable Bowel
  • Tension or Migraine Headaches
  • High sensitivity to foods and medications (allergic type reaction).
  • Minimal tolerance to heat and cold
  • High sensitivity to bright lights and sounds
  • Hair Loss

Because symptoms develop gradually, this disease is often misdiagnosed. Based on the American College of Rheumatology a person is diagnosed with Fibromyalgia when he or she suffers pain throughout the body for at least three months and has 11 out of 18 tender points presen

Fibromyalgia basically means pain in the muscles, tendons and ligaments. It affects mostly women and up to 4% of the general population. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

People with FMS have the additional stress and frustration in their lives of trying to explain (all the time) why today they can do almost anything and the next day they can barely get out of bed. Depression is a frequent side-effect of FMS and who can question it? Living with a body-wide toothache-like pain constantly is something only fellow sufferers can truly understand.

My prayers go out to everyone who is affected by this condition as I understand it well having lived with it for over 43 years. Please spread the word and let the world know about Fibromyalgia.

Remember millions of people worldwide suffer from Fibromyalgia. They lose their independence, their lives, and often their family. Raise your awareness and support those with invisible illnesses.

Many blessings,
Cherokee Billie

Year Two Without Isis

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“Time may change me, but I can’t change time.”  David Bowie

April 29, 2017 marks 2 years since Isis crossed the rainbow bridge.  We had fifteen remarkable years together.

In all my years there was no animal that crossed my path as remarkable as Isis.  From the first day she came home she had wisdom that far exceeded anything I had ever seen.  She understood everything immediately.  She never had to be taught anything.  Not once did she ever do anything disruptive or cause any problems.

She was my first cat and a Rescue Kitty about five months old, and when she came into my life. She had big beautiful green eyes, black silky hair, and walked with great dignity.  I felt there was only one name that suited her and that was after the Egyptian Goddess Isis.

She understood how to move around me, as I am bedridden and the slightest little thing can cause incredible pain.  She would flatten her body out to where she was no more than 1 inch high and lay under my arm.  She knew that if I my arm was elevated it would cause pain.  She was a true shape shifter.

She would always stand by the chair I was sitting on and ask permission before she came over. She did the same thing when she jumped on the bed she would never come near me unless I told her it was all right. She had incredible manners.

Her psychic abilities were amazing.  I always trusted her instincts because they were accurate.  She was able to speak to me telepathically in English.  There is no need to try to figure out what she wanted to relay because of her incredible psychic abilities, it was easy to understand.  I always felt she was a greater mystic then I will ever be.

She loved Jimi Hendrix.  In our time together we lived in many different homes, but one of the first homes we were in together had a remarkable built in entertainment center with speakers five feet high.  I noticed that whenever I put on a Jimi Hendrix CD she would stand in front of the speakers and not move.  Eventually I knew all I had to say was, “Isis, It’s Hendrix” and she would come running from wherever she was and stand in front of the speakers.

Isis had a deep distrust of all people.  I do not know what her life was like before she came to live with me, but it obviously taught her a lot about people.  I was fortunate to be the only person she trusted.  I had to earn that trust with her. When she first came to live with me she would lie on my physical therapy table and gently swat at anyone who went by. Most would freak out and scream.  I know she was inwardly laughing  at that. When she would do it with me I would not move and I would put my hand close to her and she would bite at it and I would say, “Come on, bite harder.” She realized I wasn’t going to be intimidated, so she knew I was trustworthy.

Over time she got to where she would not come out at all if anyone came into the home where we were living. She preferred to stay in the closet until she knew it was safe to come out. I do not have many pictures of her because no one ever saw her but me and I’m not able to move around that well to take pictures, but I treasure the few that I have.

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Isis and Tigre

When I brought Tigre, my second Rescue Kitty, into our home Isis immediately took over as her mother and always protected her. They would both sleep together in the closet when ever people were around. Especially my caregivers. Tigre has had a lot of health problems and would have to be medicated frequently.  When Rene, the main person in my life, would try to get her out of the closet Isis would attack and she was extremely serious.

She never had a sick day in her life. I was always happy about that because I knew her fear of people would make it a horrible experience for her to go to the vet.  During the last year of her life I kept noticing and commenting on how thin she was getting.  She never expressed any signs of illness in any way.  Two months before she passed I knew she was sick and I knew it was related to her kidneys. Not once did she ever cry or act like she was in any sort of pain. She was always concerned about me and never wanted me to worry.  My instincts told me there was something wrong.  I had her see one vet and was not pleased with his so-called treatment and diagnosis.  I knew she needed to see the specialist that treated Tigre.

The specialist found that one kidney had such a large stone that it was not functioning.  He called to tell me this.  I kept thinking about her having to have treatments and I knew that it would be miserable for her.  The next day he called and said she had taken a sudden turn for the worst.  He could not understand why she went down so quickly.  It did not surprise me.  He gave me time to prepare myself and I was able to astral project myself to her.  Physically I was on his cell phone talking to her the whole time while he gave her the injection to pass.

I saw her cross over and she stood at the rainbow bridge.  On the other side stood my father holding my little dog Julia, who he always loved.  He motioned for Isis to come over and she crossed the bridge and jumped up into his other arm.  They stood looking at me and I know that they will be there waiting for me when my time comes.

Out of personal curiosity the doctor did an autopsy on her and found that she had cancer of the liver.  She was a very sick little girl and never let on.  The doctor made a special box for her and buried her in his backyard.

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I talk to her every day and I have seen her several times since she passed.  Last week I saw her jump up on the bed on her special cushion.  I have felt her go under my arm and lay underneath me.  I treasure those moments that she comes around.  I know she will always be a part of my life.

There will never be another animal in my life that will equal Isis. I knew she was special from the moment I saw her.  I know that we will be together once again when I meet her at the end of the rainbow bridge.

Cherokee Billie

Plant a Lollipop Garden for Easter

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Create magic and enjoy the wonder of a child’s imagination as they watch the Jelly Beans grow into their own special Lollipop Garden.

The night before Easter, have your children plant their Jelly Beans. Have fun as your child carefully digs little holes and “plant” a jelly bean in each hole. Let them rest overnight.  Once they are asleep, carefully place a lollipop where each bean had been planted and in the morning, your children/grandchildren will have an amazing surprise.

Your children/grandchildren will delight when they see what grew overnight – a Lollipop Garden. This makes a fun twist on the traditional Egg Hunt as well.

If you have an incredibly perceptive child, make sure you replace the same color sucker with the same color jelly bean that your child planted.

Get your little ones really excited about what can happen when we all choose and share our joy, and the impact it can have in the lives of others. Use this as a teaching tool for the character quality, you can ask your kids questions as you are planting the jelly beans, and use statements such as, “What do you think happens when we plant seeds of loving kindness every day?” Or “Why is it so important to plant seeds of joy into other people’s lives?”

Not only will you children or grandchildren have fun, it will help them think about others who may not be as fortunate and what their needs may be. This helps instill what the meaning of Easter is about.

Easter blessings,
Cherokee Billie

The lack of wisdom behind Daylight Savings Time.

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I love the wisdom of the statement by this Human Being. From the time I was little I found that whenever the time changed in the year it would throw off my body. Of course I didn’t understand quite what it was doing when I was a child. As an adult I really started understanding how much it affected me body rhythm and it usually takes me about a month to achieve a state of balance once again.

 

 

Daylight saving time (DST) is a change in the standard time with the purpose of getting better use of the daylight by having the sun rise one hour later in the morning and set one hour later in the evening. Although it has only been used in the past hundred years.

I remember in the early 1970’s when there was an energy/fuel crisis and for a few years they stopped the time change. That’s when I realized fully how much the time change was affecting my body. I felt a lot better physically, mentally, and emotionally. I never understood why they implemented it once again.

It’s often been said because it helps farmers. Farmers are going to get up whenever the sun comes up no matter what the clock says.

Perhaps the intelligence behind these time changes understands that it throws off people’s natural body clock. I feel they want to keep people from their natural feelings.

I wonder how many other people go through what I feel when the time changes? I would appreciate if you would let me know what you think about it.

Thank you for reading my opinion on daylight savings time.

Many blessings,
Cherokee Billie

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The Love Frequency

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With Valentine’s Day just around the corner many people have love on their mind. Love is not necessarily romantic, but it is instilled within us and something we cannot live without.

People claim to not need love; they hide it away, lock it within themselves and throw away the key.

They pretend that it does not exist and that it is unimportant.

Many people experience it, and lose it only to pretend that it was never there and not really that important to begin with anyway.

It has the power to uplift and destroy.

Sometimes it creeps in like a flood, and other times it hits like an earthquake.

Often times it erupts like a volcano, over running everything within its radius.

It can hit to the core of your being and make your whole life illuminate with a radiance that is both indescribable and unexplainable.

What is really funny about Love is that, it is uncontrollable.

To know Love is a little taste of heaven on earth. Love never decreases in measure, it only increases. Love never dies; it only lives on in the depths of your being.

Spread a little love today and watch the world change around you!!!

“Love is patient, love is kind… It always protects, always trusts, Always shares, always perseveres. Love never fails.” ~I Corinthians 13:4

Many blessings,
Cherokee Billie

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Memories From Three Years Ago

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February 04, 2014 one of the most traumatic events of my life occurred, I was robbed and raped.  I don’t write a lot on my blog about my personal life, but this does not escape my memory.  I remember that day well. Everything changed. Those of you that have been following me know that I am an invalid and this was unimaginable when I woke up at 4:30 AM to a knife in my side and a man on top of me with his other hand over my mouth.  His first words were, “I’m going to kill you.” Calmly I replied, “Kill me.”  He kept repeating this because I believe he wanted a scared reaction instead of my calm attitude and I kept answering him the same.  Kill me.

I could see that he had been in my room for quite some time as every cabinet and closet was opened.  He had to be extremely quiet because I sleep lightly. I also could feel that he had taken my father’s wedding ring which was on a necklace around my neck.  I knew I would never get it back and it was the only thing I had left of my father’s.  I really was not afraid of dying.  I was concerned about being cut up and permanently damaged.

Keeping my calm demeanor serenely I began praying out loud.  This really aggravated him and he stuffed a scarf down my throat, but I continued to pray. At a time like that you realize the only help you can get will be from The Divine!  He did what he wanted to do and left quickly because I could see that somehow he had become afraid.  I believe it was because of all of the divine entities that came into my room at that time.  I kept praying until I was positive he was gone.

At that point I called Rene, my son from another mother. He was here within ten minutes and I cannot begin to say how happy I was to see him. He held me as I cried. That was what I needed in that moment.

Anyone who has been through a robbery/rape can relate to what I’m saying.  Yes, I have healed in many ways, but I will always remember this incident.  Thanks to a donation I was able to install a metal security door on my bedroom, so now it would be close to impossible to get into my room at night.  Because of that security door I’m able to sleep without great concern.

For anyone who goes through an attack like this remain calm and pray because you will find help from beyond.  I do not claim to be an expert on rape victims, but I know what worked for me.

I am a survivor of rape. It isn’t anyone’s job or right to call it legitimate or otherwise. I am standing up for all rape survivors. I’m One!

The bottom line to remember is: “You live, You win.”

Many blessings to all of you survivors,
Cherokee Billie

 

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