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The Struggle – Week 12

brainI’m not really sure what’s going on inside my head.

It seems I am doing things I don’t understand myself.

My Definite Major Purpose is to provide shelter, detox, and education for people who are affected by environmental toxins.

Then why am I spending the majority of my time working on WordPress blogs?

Because it is paying the bills.  It is allowing me to give to the cause… but it is not allowing me to dedicate my time to the cause.  It takes time away from the purpose of my life.  And some days that seems counterproductive.  Some days like today I feel the need to stop what I am doing and shout from the rooftops.

So, that is the struggle.

I imagine, it is the same struggle that the person who works a 9 to 5 job faces.

Except I created my own job.

It’s not that I don’t enjoy doing what I am doing. I do like helping people start and enhance their businesses online. I do like setting up websites and helping people with their technical challenges. I’m good at it and I have been working on websites since 1997.  I have been doing web design and Internet marketing since 2003.

And all of that is allowing me to donate to people in need.

It’s just not enough.

It’s going to take tens of thousands of dollars per month or more to put a dent in the virtually unseen epidemic that is caused by environmental toxins. I know people who are peeing blood, have lost their hearing, are losing their vision, have open sores, massive inflammation, liver failure and so much more. The problem is monumental and every day I am doing what I can to help.

I envision shelters in every state and in every country where people can go to get out of the toxic environments that are making them sick. There would be help available to make toxin free meals, provide supplements and treatments that allow people to heal and gently detox so they no longer need assistance.

elephant-cookieHow do you eat an elephant?

One bite at a time.

Although some days I am overwhelmed by the number of people who are suffering, people who are literally dying in their homes… and sometimes my seemingly miniscule donations are like a drop in the bucket… I will persist, I will succeed.

It’s amazing how this class is helping me to realize my dreams and at the same time, it is a struggle. There is a daily struggle inside my head.

Some days I feel like I am winning.

Today was a particularly rough day. I am watching a friend suffer.

She has gotten out of her very toxic home, but she is so sick she cannot take care of herself. Her family does not believe that toxic mold has been making her sick. They think she is a drug addict and looking for attention. Unfortunately, many of the doctors think the same thing. She has been very close to suicide. The pain is just too much.

Her last trip to the ER, she was diagnosed with pancreatitis. Still her family does not believe that she is truly sick. The pancreatitis is a result of years of living in toxic mold… but doctors will not treat the toxicity… they only add to the toxicity by giving her steroids, pain killers and sleeping pills. All of which make things worse.

I wonder if my whole goal to help people who are in this situation is misguided. Should the focus be on educating the doctors?  What about the health departments who are also denying toxic mold exists?

There are people out there who are already doing that kind of dissemination. It’s just not something the average person (or doctor) is watching or listening to.

Doug Kaufman, of “Know the Cause” and Dave Asprey, “The Bulletproof Executive” are two great examples of people who are putting the truth about mold, mycotoxins and the environmental toxins out into the world.

I will continue to focus on shelter, detox and education for the people who are affected by this.

Even though some days I feel overwhelmed… I persist.

Event though today, I find it difficult to say the words. I continue on in despair.

I persist and I win!

Today, I would really appreciate your sincere encouragement, your suggestions, your comments, your thoughts. During this holiday season, say a prayer for the people who are living in toxic environments. Say a prayer for the doctors who do not yet understand the cause of sickness. I dare say, all sickness is caused by toxins. The sooner doctors start treating the cause and stop adding to it with unnecessary surgeries and pharmaceuticals, the better off we will all be.

Please consider leaving a comment below.

I appreciate you!

Heather Plude




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Mobile Saunas, Tiny Houses and Relocation – Week 9

Ever get an idea and it just floats you away and makes your whole being vibrate with excitement? That just happened to me.

This is no accident.

I was researching crowdfunding on Kickstarter.com while listening to Jean-Sebastien Bach when I came across this project that was funded in Saratoga, NY which is about 185 miles from me… which in boondock terms is fairly close.

I live in a remote area of upstate NY… and I consider anything under 200 miles within “easy” driving distance.

saunaThe project that was funded on kickstarter was a mobile sauna by a company called DS Institute. Pretty neat. I never thought of this concept before.

A sauna has been in my definite major purpose for helping people to detox from toxic molds and other bio-toxins. But a mobile sauna… that’s something that never occurred to me. Until now!

They say their mobile sauna concept came from tiny houses. Houses that are built on trailers for mobility. Something I am very familiar with!

When my family got sick from toxic mold, I researched tiny houses because they can be built with green materials and make safe housing for people who have been made sick by environmental toxins.

One of the major challenges that I continue to focus on a solution for is the massive number of people I know who are living in toxic homes. I know people who are in tremendous danger of losing their lives… they are sick, suffering and in excruciating pain… toxins in their homes are making them chronically ill.

How can I help these people?

It is not a local problem… I know people in every state who are sick. It is not a United States problem either… I know people in Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and the U.K who are sick from mold.

The thing I hear every day is: “I can’t afford to move”

castle-rosesDuring this week’s master key assignment of the seed growing into a flower… I pictured a rose bush. All week long, this was the exercise I did during my sit. My rose bush encapsulated Sleeping Beauty in her castle and protected her from all harm until her Prince rescued her.

That rose bush grew like a weed!

And then, something else happened.

My dream of a place where people who have been injured by environmental toxins can go to heal began to grow like that rose bush. Right now it is growing in my mind and encapsulating me like a warm hug.

My mind’s eye is opening to the possibilities out there… like crowdfunding and networking with other people who want to help people to heal from environmental illness.

Today, I got a phone call from a fellow MKMMA student who has been working in the relocation industry for many years. The minute she told me that was her long time profession… I thought, Relocationthat is what people with environmental illness need!

plantingShe has an awesome idea that she told me about… that could put mold and environmental illness in a very public light! I am picturing the growth from this seed exploding in a fantastic shower of goodness right now. It is developing into it’s own beautiful rose bush…

One thing is for sure. I am planting seeds. They are in the ground and I am nurturing them.

Many people plant the seed and then dig it up to see if it has sprouted roots. Not me. I am feeding the roots nitrogen rich organic superfoods!

Watch out world… we’re blooming out of the box!

I greet this day with love in my heart.

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