Orange Grape Spinach Smoothie

Today’s a great day to post another beautiful green smoothie recipe. This one is light, yet not all that cooling. I find that typically, when I consume oranges, I find that they have a cooling effect on my body. Yet, this recipe finds a balance somehow and you don’t instantly cool down. It’s easy and all I’m willing to bet that the ingredients are all available today!

The one thing that’s different about this smoothie is that the red grapes have seeds in them. I normally don’t like seeds – of any type – in my smoothies, but this time it’s different. Somehow, I believe the feeling of this smoothie would not be the same without the seeds. Maybe that’s where the warmth came from to tame the cooling oranges! In any case, the seeds actually add to the smoothie rather than take away from it. So, if you’re feeling adventurous, keep the seeds. Give it a try.


  • 3 seedless oranges pealed and split
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 3 pitted dates
  • 1 ½ cup red grapes with seeds
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • ¼ cup probiotic (I used coconut water)
  • ½ pound young baby Spinach

You’ve got to look hard in the picture to see the grapes for they’re kind of hidden in the blender. In this second picture they show up better.

Spin for a few seconds to liquefy. Stuff in the spinach.

And then spin on high for nearly 60 seconds. You want to make sure you grind the seeds down to nothing – or next to nothing. If you find the smoothie warming up, don’t be afraid to add a couple ice cubes and grind a little longer.

In the end, you’ll get about 7 cups!

The jar is my late breakfast, the cup is for Lori and what’s left in the blender is my clean up treat!

Share the treat with yourself – peal a few oranges!

Good day.

David Hudson Speaks 2011

Wow. Finally! I’ve got something ORMUS related to blog about. I’ve been waiting over six months for the spirit of generosity to overflow onto the web and allow me to see the humanitarian implications of ORMUS.

And, well, today is the day. But it might not be all that ‘rosy’ of a review for the feelings that I pick up about this are less than Open and Truthful. I’ll see if I can share that feeling in a way that doesn’t come across as cynical.

As you probably already know, there is a pretty big ORMUS (monatomic gold (or other precious metals)) community that follows closely the work of David Hudson. If you search for that name, you’ll find hundreds (if not thousands) of articles written about his work along with a few old fuzzy videos. If you read carefully, you’ll get the idea that what they’ve discovered is a modern day Philosopher’s Stone. You’ll also find the patents that explain the process (not very clearly) and a barrage of data that can only be verified using expensive (custom built) equipment – way outside the ability of even an advanced scientist.

And more importantly, you’ll probably discover that David Hudson died, for he seemed to have fallen off the face of the earth. And the people that had amazing experiences will not be found.

But, as it turns out, David Hudson is alive! At least he was a half year ago when he spoke at the ORMUS conference at Enota! The organizers of that event also invested in recording the event so that a DVD could be made available to those that could not attend. Well, I’m still waiting on the DVD. No, I did not order one, but I have seen no evidence that a DVD has been made available.

Even though a number of speakers presented at that conference, the only lecture of any real quality to leak out just happened a few days ago. As it so happens, it’s the 2 hour lecture where David Hudson speaks to the attendees. I’ve collected that information and placed it here for your enjoyment. Hopefully, you’ll have the 2 hours to get thought it all.

But listen and watch critically…

If you’re an ORMUS enthusiast, you probably made the time for that video. If not, well, the following may discourage you for I spent the time and the key feeling that comes across to me is … deception.

Yah, I know. Deception is a really harsh word to use here. But that’s kind of how it left me feeling.

Why? Well, the key reason is that the words that he speaks and his actions don’t jive. The second reason is the secrecy behind the entire conference and the last is the lack of any physical evidence and witnesses. I guess, maybe I’m a little hardened, but it seems like the motive is money.

David Hudson speaks

David Hudson spends a lot of time presenting historical data. It supports his story, which he tells really well. You’re left believing that he really did discover a state of matter of gold (and these other metals) that has relatively undefined properties. He also makes good on the reason why he hasn’t been in the public eye for years – he’s been on the other side of the world. He mentions that while he was there, they refined lots of this material and administered it to human (as medicine). He mentions that it’s not what you would expect, but it represents Chi. This is kind of in line with what people have come to understand the Philosopher’s Stone to be (here). But now he’s back in order to build the tool(s) that can prove that what he’s refined is not a calcium aluminum silicate but rather white powder gold. He also has good reasons for why other people have not been able to legally talk about his research, so it seems that his tracks are covered pretty good.

But there are things that don’t pass the sniff test.

Ok. He’s been on the other side of the world refining and making this stuff. The logical question is, can you show us what you refined? I mean, he boasts that it’s not all that expensive to turn gold into this white powder and the benefits far outweigh the cost, but he doesn’t present his substance. I know that if I were to talk about something like he does, I would have a sample to show off AND, I would show it off in a way that leaves no doubt in the minds of the audience (students – interested public).

Another thing is that in the last ten years the technology has grown so advanced with regards to cameras and recording devices (of all types) that you’d think he’d show some real pictures of the refining process or anything else to document what’s new. I mean, here was a lecture that could have been performed 15 years ago with absolutely no changes. He presented no new data! I’m a bit floored by that fact. His charts are the original ones, his story is still about his original investigation and yet, he was refining this material for medical use somewhere else during the last ten years.

He also brings in lots of metaphysical stuff regarding how it will enhance your experience(s) in life, but, again, has no supporting evidence from the last decade where he’s been involved in this. He talks about telepathy and quantum coherence as if it’s real, but his words are crafted in such a way as to make you believe he’s still studying it and he’s going to release it as soon as possible.

At the end of the video, David Wolf asks him point blank – do you take this stuff and have you? His answer exposes what I see to be the biggest aspect of the truth – he does not. Why? Well, one has to speculate here. My take on it is that he really hasn’t discovered what he’s claiming.

Finally, with regards to what David says, he says that he’s effectively being altruistic, but his actions don’t jive. If he really was unselfish, he would clearly show his work. He would make the process available in a doable way – in some form or another. But, he’s raising money. For some reason, I wouldn’t trust giving him money. Maybe it’s the lack of research data (for he hasn’t shown anything (nothing) new and he’s raised money before and never make that data available either).

The conference

Where is the information from the conference? I’ve Google searched on and off again for months only to find a few promo videos, but no write up or review or anything about the conference. I’ve also been a silent observer on Berry Charter’s white gold email list and there hasn’t been a single posting to where you can find info about the conference. Nothing. Dozens of people got together, many with video recorders and yet not a single person has been willing to share what they experienced. At least, I have not been able to find them – and they have not used what I know to be the largest email mailing list to convey new information.

I’ll bet there were some great lectures there, but the effort put into recording it all leads me to believe that it’s really not all that important! Or, the world really doesn’t need to know – for some reason. Nothing leaked leads me to believe there is nothing given away in this conference.

Lack of physical evidence

Seeing that a large number of people attending the conference are also people that make money off selling stuff white powder gold related, I have to wonder if we’ll see any data that represents the creation of white gold powder. That would be proprietary information. What I would expect to see is research regarding the effects people claim that their product has on … something. As you saw in a previous posting, David Wolf (here) talks about ORMUS and plants, but even with that he never shared his process for making the stuff he’s testing.

Also, there are no witnesses! No testimonials. No story from anyone other than David Hudson. Again, I have to come back to the fact that every phone is a video camera so if you wanted to show evidence of your current work, you would simply turn the camera on and get a few testimonials. But… nothing.


I think David Hudson is onto something, but he’s also clearly holding back something – the truth maybe?

A statement in the questions and answers part of the video leads me to believe that he really hasn’t discovered what he claims. I believe the question was, what happens if you die? David Hudson replies with something like – well then, we’d have a problem wouldn’t we. Implying that if he doesn’t stay alive, we’re not going to get his secrets!

Well, I’m starting to believe that we really wouldn’t have a problem. And, eventually, he will die – just like the rest of us. And, he’s old, so I don’t expect that his passing will be all that far in the future.

The ultimate truth will come about in a short time for this very reason (old age). The key thing that he attributes to this substance is longevity. If people could live for hundreds of years and be young and healthy all the while – AND YOU MADE THE STUFF – would you turn it down?  Lol.

I believe that there are good physical reasons for getting your monatomic metals. You’re body needs angstrom size atoms in order to build functional molecules in the body. But if you were to ask me if David Hudson has found The Philosopher’s Stone, I would say that he hasn’t.

I’m hoping that more information comes out about this conference for I would love to change my point of view. For now, there are just too many things that don’t add up correctly to fully believe what David Hudson says in this video.

Good day.

Awakening to the Challenge of the Heart

At a very young age, I learned that what exists in the spiritual world manifests in our physical world for the two are intimately tied together. I was taught basic cause and effect principles and actually put them into practice. To (almost) grossly over simply the situation, Thoughts are Things. But, as you already know, that is a bit of a play on words for if you look up the classic definition of a thing you’ll find something like (thanks to

a material object without life or consciousness; an inanimate object.

This definition pretty much limits a thing into the physical realm. But thoughts are innately not things, but rather an action. When you look up ‘thought’ via Wikipedia we find:

Thought” generally refers to any mental or intellectual activity involving an individual’s subjective consciousness. It can refer either to the act of thinking or the resulting ideas or arrangements of ideas. Similar concepts include cognition, sentience, consciousness, and imagination.[1]

As you’ve seen in my previous posts, thoughts are energetic representations of things that we’ve experienced (or created). When thinking, Your Being moves energy that vibrates with the resonance of something that we’ve experienced. When you think of an apple, Your Being understands that energy. It can toy with that energy in many different ways. Put simply, you can re-experience the taste, smell or texture as physical sensations. Or, you can visualize what an apple looks like based on what you’ve seen and it can appear as if you’re looking at it. That energy appears real – because it is real.

So, when we experience Thoughts are Things, we see that at the root of the act of thinking, there is energy that Your Being uses to recreate the experience which is, pretty much, a thing but it’s manipulated on a conscious way. In other words –

Your consciousness manipulates energy that affects physical matter

Looking at this slightly differently, one example that I like to use that demonstrates this concept that thoughts affect matter – cause and effect – can be seen when thinking about the thoughts of sex. If your current state of mind is one of simply reading this blog post, sex is probably the farthest thing from your mind. Yet, if you where to take a few seconds to think of/visualize erotic sexual images, sounds and actions, you’ll probably notice that your body responds within seconds of the thoughts! The energy of the root chakra is quick to respond to your thoughts. Standing up, moving, and other physical activities fall into a similar category, but they are almost unconscious actions so people don’t pay much attention. The thing to note is that thoughts directly react on the body.

Now, why is this important to me today?

Well, for some time now, I’ve known that a spinal condition that I have where a disc is slightly out of alignment directly between my shoulder blades is related to my experiences of love. When I was younger, I went to a chiropractor for quite a while getting adjustments but it never seemed to really make a difference. A couple years ago, I thought about going to a chiropractor again, but I have reservations and I started yoga instead. The Yoga has been wonderful and I added massage therapy (which I really love). I can say that the area between my shoulder blades is stronger and more flexible. But it’s still not healed. To me, love is still mostly an intellectual thing – it doesn’t flow freely.

So, what triggered this writing today was the thought (intuitive knowing) that I received while investigating a relatively famous internet yoga instructor. I somehow ended up reading through the schedule of yoga workshops for the Whistler Yoga Conference and found the following posted by Dashama.

In this magical exploration of life’s greatest gift: LOVE. The “back” of the heart is where we store many of our earlier emotional tension from childhood, relationships and unmet expectations from life. Explore how working with asanas, breath, visualization, and mantras we learn to release that which is not serving you to become more free to love and be loved, to share compassion, forgiveness, empathy and joy.

When reading this, it was like a light bulb lit up bringing lots of different memories together all at the same time.

I immediately brought the thought home thinking about my out-of-alignment spine. But this time, the point of view for viewing it was not between my shoulder blades but rather behind my heart! This is the first time that I’ve ever thought about this physical condition from this point of view. I believe it opened my eyes to new healing energies.

The follow up thoughts flowed through like a flood of rushing memories. I remembered a number of comments that I’ve heard people tell me like – “you’re the most discipline man I’ve ever met”, or “you need to relax and go with the flow” or “you’re so hard on yourself” or “you’re so hard on yourself (emotionally).

But more importantly, my own thoughts about how I view myself over time. When I was younger, for some reason, I never gained the ability to love myself. With the help of TV, I learned to idolize an emotionless character (Mr. Spock from Star Trek) which I did my best to imitate. These actions helped to take me further away from the joy of emotions and more particularly – away from the actions that go along with the emotions of love. When I would greet someone, it would be a hand shake rather than a hug. Rather than feeling how the other people felt, I would logically analyze the situation exploring the cause and effect and offer guidance, but I would keep my distance regarding feeling the other person.

Memories of relationships came up. Knowing the principle of what you give out you get back I look at relationships that I’ve developed over the years and they have been mostly based on intellectual qualities like – trust, honesty, respect and loyalty. The characteristic that’s missing is love.

Then the classic why doesn’t anyone love me statement ran through my thoughts not in a pity me type of way, but rather as a – you get back what you give out – type way. This fed into the realization that my friendships are strong, but built upon characteristics that are less venerable than love – because I don’t project that emotion as I believe I should be.

This then linked into the unmet expectations from life written in that same yoga class statement above where I feel that I’ve undermined myself. I’ve always known that I’m here on Earth to learn love, but I have a very strong fear of failure.

Armed with this ‘new light’ and a few extra minutes to surf the web, I Googled up information about the Heart Chakra and found the following from

The 4th Chakra

The Heart Chakra is the 4th Chakra, located near a person’s heart in the center of their body. It rules the heart, circulatory and respiratory systems, plus a person’s arms, shoulders, hands, diaphragm, ribs/breasts and thymus gland.

It’s where the emotion of love comes from and is also related to some of the other positive emotions such as joy, happiness, integrity, respect, compassion, understanding and generosity. Through the Heart Chakra a person is able to connect with other humans and show love or affection. It is also the symbol of spiritual security and healing.

Symptoms of Blocked Heart Chakra

There are many bad occurrences if someone’s heart chakra is blocked. … It is also where emotions such as guilt, rejection, and not being able to love oneself occur. You will also feel symptoms of guilt, hatred, self-pity and paranoia and your emotions will rule your every move. You will be a cold and unfeeling individual unable to love anyone, not even yourself.

In extreme cases a blocked Heart Chakra can lead to diseases such as heart problems, asthma, lung and breast cancers, pneumonia, and upper back and shoulder issues.

Symptoms of a Balanced Heart Chakra

If your Heart Chakra is balanced you will be a compassionate and generous human being. You will honor feelings such as respect, honesty and happiness and will be considerate to the needs of others. You will also be able to feel love for the people around you. You will be able to have good relationships and will have self respect for yourself and others.

In the last section, the How To Open Chakras site states that if the heart chakra is balanced, you have a bunch of positive traits. Well, when I think about my way of life, I mostly honor these characteristics. Which makes me believe that I’m generally balanced, but not up to my full potential.

The bold italics above in the second paragraph really caught my eye. I think that I can connect to other humans, but the memories that passed through my head when I read the Yoga Class description led me to believe that I really might not be connecting to others with love and affection – but rather with the other listed characteristics!

Putting this all together, it appears to me that my fear of failure has manifested itself physically – behind my heart, in my body. The thoughts that I have created manifested as a miss-aligned disc in my spine. The defenses that I’ve built around myself intellectually has ‘hardened’ the center of my chest.

Ultimately, the reason why I have this condition is because I created it! Through my thoughts and actions, I created the energy patterns that manifested themselves as this physical condition. The reason why I’ve never seen any progress towards resolving this particular issue is because I continue to maintain the same thought patterns and resulting actions.

That’s now going to change!

A long time ago I blogged that I realized that “I’d been doing it all wrong”. Because I understand the truth of cause and effect, the fact that I was physically and emotionally exhausted, I understood that my actions had led me into that state of being. Well, this epiphany is similar to that previous one.  The difference is that with the previous situation there were so many physical and emotional issues that a general overall change was needed. In this case, it’s a specific physical manifestation. There is a specific thought pattern (or action) that needs to be replaced.

I am excited for this change in my life! I’m still unsure how it’s going to unfold, but I have a feeling that it will involve breaking down resistive barriers and allowing myself to be venerable. I know that I have the strength to accomplish this personal challenge. I know I have the understanding. I can picture myself behaving different than today – which is a huge change!

It’s now time to act.

Next time you give someone a hug, think of the words that I’ve written here. Allow yourself to be venerable and know that you’ll be safe.

Meanwhile, I think I’ll perform another back bend – my least favorite and most venerable yoga move…. Now I believe I understand the reason why.