THE COFFEE POT
I’m Sherma Cundall, and I’m old fashioned because I want to be! I enjoy sharing my old fashioned things with you, just in case you might be interested in being old fashioned too.
This old tin coffee pot belonged to my mother. I’m not sure how old she was when she got it, but I know she had it when she started teaching school at the age of 18, in a one room school on the southern Colorado plains a long way from anywhere. When Mom passed away a couple years ago at age 90 the coffee pot became my treasure. It brings with it so may stories and memories…family, friends, neighbors, pie, cinnamon rolls, conversation and laughter!
Making coffee in this pot brings with it an experience…the aroma of the grinding beans, listening to the musical sound of it perking on the wood stove as the fragrance penetrates the air and family and friends sit around the table chatting about the day ahead. As a little girl I loved watching the coffee as it bubbled up in the glass dome on top.
That first cup, such a simple thing, yet an experience that created moments to be treasured. It was such an everyday thing back then, and yet, while we still enjoy our cuppa Joe…something very valuable is missing…
How did we get from the pot to the pod? How we get from the simple, slow paced lifestyle of yesterday to the rat race we live in today?
I’d like you to wonder about that, as you plop your coffee pod in the Keurig, slide your go cup under the drip, punch the button, and in a few seconds, grab it and head out the door to deal with the stresses of your fast paced day.
I challenge you to be a little old fashioned today… slow down, take time to smell the coffee and most of all, enjoy the experience!
by David Stewart, Ph.D.
healing with no negative side effects, they won't believe you.
This is because in medical school students are repeatedly told
by their professors that all effective medicines have negative
side effects, and if they don't, then they can't be effective.
point in a colorful, graphic manner with specially prepared slides.
In each slide specific drugs were depicted as evil looking demons
or goblins. As he presented each picture, he explained, "Although
ugly and capable of doing harm, these 'demons' are also the
bearers of some good. So long as the benefits outweigh the risks,
we use them," he summarized. "We have no choice," he continued,
"because if a drug has no dangers, then it can have no benefits.
That's just the way it is. And that's why it is essential that only
qualified physicians be allowed to prescribe medicines,"
restricted practice of allopathy (MDs) the only real medicines
are physician prescribed pharmaceuticals. Such medicines always
do have negative side effects. All of them. No exceptions.
Hence, doctors are trained to accept the bad with the good as
the price of effective medicine.
themselves. No matter how careful the physician in prescribing
and how compliant the patient in following doctor's orders,
even then deaths and damages occur. In fact, according to
the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, more than 100,000
Americans die every year, not from illegal drugs, not from drug
overdoses, not from over-the-counter drugs, and not from drug
abuses, but from properly prescribed, properly taken prescriptions.
In this country, more people die from doctor's prescriptions every
ten days than were killed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
effects (along with their apparent benefits) while one can find
healing with natural products, such as essential oils, with no
in the medicine industry is to create an unnatural substance that
never before existed in nature, then patent it, and obtain a
monopoly. Hence, the molecules of pharmaceutical drugs are all
strange to the human body. In all the history of humankind, such
molecules were never encountered or taken into any human body.
Hence, the body does not easily metabolize them. God never made
your body to accept and deal with these chemicals and antibiotics.
Hence, you can find traces of prescription drugs in your body that
were taken in childhood, decades ago.
essential oils, are easily metabolized by the body. In fact, your
body was created to handle them. When an essential oil molecule
finds the receptor sites it was designed to fit and conveys its
information to the cell, or participates in other therapeutic functions,
it then goes on its way to the liver and the kidneys and moves out of
the body. Its benefits have been conveyed and its job is complete.
themselves to various tissues, disrupting normal function, for years
while the body tries to figure out what to do with them. Meanwhile,
they wreak mischief with our bodily functions and even our minds.
Drugs clog and confuse receptor sites. Oils clean receptor sites.
Drugs depress the immune system. Oils strengthen the immune
system. Antibiotics attack bacteria indiscriminately, killing both
the good and the bad. Oils attack only the harmful bacteria,
allowing our body’s friendly flora to flourish.
certain receptor sites in order to trick the body into giving up
symptoms. But drugs never deal with the actual causes of disease.
They aren't designed for that purpose. While they may give prompt
relief for certain uncomfortable symptoms, because of their
strange, unnatural design, they will always disrupt certain other
bodily functions. Thus you always have some side effects.
so that they bring your body back to natural function. Oils are
Balancing to the body. Drugs are unbalancing to the body. Oils address
the causes of disease at a cellular level by deleting misinformation
and reprogramming correct information so that cells function properly
and in harmony with one another. With drugs, misinformation
is fed into the cells so that some temporary relief may be obtained,
but there is never any true healing. Drugs only trade one kind of
disease for another.
restoration of proper bodily function, they do not cause undesirable
side effects. They are feeding the body with truth. Drugs feed the
body with lies. While no amount of truth can contradict itself, it
doesn't take many lies before contradictions occur and the body
suffers ill effects.
medicines are ones that can also be harmful. Here are some comments
by physicians, themselves, on the practice of medicine.
superstitiously give in order to effect a cure." Charles E. Page, M.D.
nature, they can only work symptomatically." Hans Kusche, M.D.
disease and once from the medicine." William Osler, M.D.
bad for the fish and good for humanity"
O.W. Holmes, M.D. (Prof. of Med. Harvard University)
those things which produce disease in well persons. Its materia
medica is simply a lot of drugs or chemicals or dye-stuffs—in a word
poisons. All are incompatible with vital matter; all produce disease
when brought in contact in any manner with the living; all are poisons."
R.T. TraIl, M.D., (lecture to members of congress and the medical
profession, Smithsonian Institute, Washington D.C.)
Robert Henderson, M.D.
suppression of acute disease by drug poisoning."
Henry Lindlahr, M.D.
appreciably helped by medicine."
Richard C. Cabot, M.D. (Mass. Gen. Hospital)
and this cause no drug can reach." Wier Mitchel, M.D.
recommend it. In sickness the body is already loaded with
impurities. By taking drug - medicines more impurities are
added, thereby the case is further embarrassed and harder to
cure." Elmer Lee, M.D., Past Vice President, Academy of Medicine.
admissions annually due to the adverse reactions to drugs. Further,
the average hospital patient has as much as thirty percent chance,
dependinghow long he is in, of doubling his stay due to adverse drug
reactions." Milton Silverman, M.D. (Professor of Pharmacology,
University of California)
science when the entire structure of medical knowledge is built
around the idea that there is an entity called disease which can be
expelled when the right drug is found?" John H. Tilden, M.D.
population and illicit drugs such as heroin, cocaine, and marijuana.
It may surprise you to learn that a greater problem exists with
millions of women dependent on legal prescription drugs."
Robert Mendelsohn, M.D (author of book, "Confessions of a
that which would make a well man sick."
L.F. Kebler, M.D.
protest, and pull down the danger signals she erects along the
pathway of transgression. Any poison taken into the system has
to be reckoned with later on even though it palliates present
symptoms. Pain may disappear, but the patient is left in a worse
condition, though unconscious of it at the time."
Daniel. H. Kress, M.D.
medicines, is a duty incumbent upon all who know their uncertainty
and injurious effects; and the time is not far distant when the
drug system will be abandoned." Charles Armbruster, M. D.
Dr. Armbruster is right, that "the time is not far distant when
the drug system will be abandoned." Pharmaceutical companies
and their physician drug dealers could market and sell natural
products with genuine healing capabilities, but most won't.
There isn't any money in it.
and spiritual forms of healing is impossible. The system can't
change. It must be replaced. Those of you who have opted
out of the system in favor of essential oils and their physical,
mental, emotional and spiritual benefits are among the pioneers
who are replacing the system.
long periods of time, essential oils are your best friend because
they can cleanse the residues of these drugs from your system
once and for all and help restore your body back to its natural
It has been a constant in my life, always there, always waiting….
I wonder how many miles I’ve walked…to the mailbox and back.
6 days a week, 52 weeks every year for so many years. I’m not sure how old I was when I started watching for the mailman, with such anticipation, wondering what he would bring that day. My first memory is of The Little Golden Books, then the Funny Books (My brothers and I loved Donald Duck) they came once a month, like clock work. We raced to the mailbox…the fastest one got to read it first.
Mom let me join a book club when I was 11 or 12! Every month I got a new book…I still treasure those stories (Ride Like An Indian, David and the Phoenix) …they wait patiently in my bookcase for some other kid to treasure them.
And the local weekly newspaper, the only way we knew what was happening in town, 25 miles away. And letters - oh how I loved to write them, then run to the mailbox and pop up that little red flag! And I treasured the letters from PenPals, aunts and uncles. My parents didn’t have a phone until years after I was married and gone from home and we didn’t have TV so that mailbox was our main connection to the outside world. I still have some of the letters…the one telling us that my aunt had passed away all the way down in Louisiana, and the ones from my Wyoming uncle…return address, Dwyer, Wyoming…which would one day be my address! Every few days during my 4 years of college I wrote home and mom saved all those letters, sometimes 5 or 6 pages on college rule notebook paper! A few nights ago I read some of them to my granddaughters! Of course I skimmed through them first, before I read them out loud!
This mailbox, on the Southern Colorado Plains where I grew up, is just a decoration now…waiting, always waiting….the fancy new fangled boxes are at the highway, 10 miles closer to town. The mail only comes 3 times a week and you better not forget your key or you won’t know what’s locked up in that cubby hole with no personality until you make another trip to town.
I wonder how much longer we will have rural mail delivery. I’m grateful, I still have a mailbox and I walk to it 6 days a week…rain or shine, snow or ice, even wind…I just HAVE to know what the mailman stuck in there!