INTERNATIONAL SCOUTING

Each newsletter contains information about what is happening in the general world of spirit and healing, contemplation, plus information about local events and facts in my world.

INTERNATIONAL SCOUTING

Recently my son took an international scouting trip to Norway.  I am so very proud of him.  He worked to assist the payment of the trip and really put in a whole heap of effort.

Something amazing happened while he was there.  He grew enormously of course but he also took some amazing drone footage and photographs.  He decided to make a video of the trip and put it on the facebook page for scouts.  This came to the notice of International Scouting Australia and they were so impressed with it they commissioned it with a couple of modifications as their now official international scouting website video.  It is now being used for promoting scouting worldwide.     Please check out the link below.  The video will open up immediately for you from the front page.  It is awesome.  The tummy does churn though at some of the amazing drone footage of Pulpit Rock in Norway with a heap of scouts sitting on the top!  Including my son taking the drone footage from 680 metres above sea level.

Yes I did have a heart flutter when I saw it all back after the fact and realised where they’d been.  He just laughed and looked glorious!
http://international.scouts.com.au/

This has now led to Isaac being selected as part of the organisation committee for Jamboree 2019 in Adelaide.  It is marvellous to see your child blossom at their own initiative and passion when it is followed.
Life has had its ups and downs but no matter what it does go on.

I hope you enjoy the video and also as a result of this he has registered his own business.  He is officially http://www.playboltmedia.com.  He designed his own logo, registered it and got an ABN and is now obtaining casual commissions for videography and logo design.
So if you would like to take advantage of someone you know and can trust to produce quality videos and logos for you, your business or social interests, please do not hesitate to contact Isaac via his website.  He is currently building this and taking work.

Much love and light to all and I hope this inspires us all to follow our dreams because dreams and passion take us just that bit further than we often dare to go.  Never say never to taking that positive chance because what good does it to say no?

love and light

Katherine Bright ND

http://www.katherinebrightaustralia.com

Copyright © 2017 Katherine Bright  Lightworkers International, All rights reserved.

DO SOME GOOD-WORKS!

“Good-work or philanthropic give aways.  They should be part of all our lives.  I know I do good works every day in some form or another.  If I can’t do it financially I will do it with my healing intentions and blessings.

We all have gifts and talents we can use to do good in the world with our passions, dedications, stubborness and stickability.  We are machines of good-intentions waiting to be oiled half the time.

I have found some beautiful youtube clips of good works.  These two stories are so inspiring. They are featured stories from the Ellen show where she gave cheques from the sponsors to assist in good works projects these two individuals started from their own hearts.  She is following on with the funds to help them achieve a greater good result for many.

The first is of a  US uni student who has made programs to help people with gender issues in school.  This man is so gentle and beaautiful and what a result!  He makes you cry with his beautiful personality.  Enjoy him dancing in the beginning. Enjoyment and laughter are GOLD!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6-9pxop-jA

The second is a young man who is a teacher in Baltimore USA.  What this guy has done consistently for so many years for underprivileged school children is awe-inspiring!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiGjxl3XKJQ

So let us all get thinking about what we can do in our community.

Blessings till next week.

love and light

Katherine Bright

Copyright 2017, Katherine Bright Lightworkers International
www.katherinebrightaustralia.com

FRIENDSHIP BEYOND THE NORMAL

“Last month it was my birthday and I received over 90 personalised birthday greetings on my facebook page.  That was amazing!  I realised how many people’s lives I must have touched in some way, some small and some huge.

I have seen the most amazing example of frienship beyond the normal in a link I am going to show you.  It is about a man with Muscular Dystrophy who is wheeled in his wheelchair 500 miles along the Camino in Spain.  This trek is arduous on your own two feet, let alone pushing your friend in a wheelchair.  I have included the link as today’s newsletter because it is so inspiring a thing to witness and experience.  There is a trailer of a film they made about it and text for you.  It is called “I’ll Push You”

https://www.illpushyou.com/

Remember real friendship isn’t acquaintanceship.  Real friends are there for you whenever they can be and .iinter-communication and of course love and mutual respect are the artforms of friendship. 

Blessings till next week.

love and light

Katherine Bright

Copyright 2017, Katherine Bright Lightworkers International
www.katherinebrightaustralia.com

FAMILY-THE JOY OF CHILDREN’S BIRTHDAYS


Hi there.  Today I am so excited.  My number three child Kim is turning 25 today and even better is my husband, son Isaac and I  have travelled to Tasmania to be with him and his partner Kelly.  It is such a wonderful thing!  Why?  Because I live interstate and I really feel I have missed so much one on one time with this darling soul.  

Guess what else is exciting!  My eldest grandson Lachlan has just turned 10 a few days ago in Tasmania, and we are here also celebrating with him.  Same situation.  We live interstate from three of my four children, my seven grandchildren and Kim (husband’s) three grandchildren and two children who also live interstate and overseas!. 

I revel in the cards, presents, visits, party photos. I especially am excited to be present for this grandchild’s and son’s birthday this year. 

My mum passed away in July in Tasmania, and we were supposed to be visiting a few weeks after she died.  We missed out and it was and is so sad to be so close and yet so far.  She had the same situation also as she migrated from Holland in 1950, leaving behind a huge extended family.  Both my mum and dad were Dutch migrants coming to Australia after World War 2, and they loved Australia and Australian life.

Families get separated by distance, but not in their hearts in this case.  It is my number one joy to visit and share communication and connection with my children and grandchildren. 

I was lucky to see my eldest son for his birthday this year and arranged a surprise week away to regroup and hug each other, the month after my mum died as he lives in Queensland.  Wow, yes we travel a fair bit!!!!!

Family and being a mother is my nurturing gift.  I love them all so much and it is something I am so grateful to have as my gift from God. 

Blessings and I hope you all have much love and light in your life.

hugs!

love and light

Katherine Bright

Copyright 2017, Katherine Bright Lightworkers International
www.katherinebrightaustralia.com

YOUR RIGHT TO ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES

“I am writing today in exasperation that the Federal Government of Australia is cutting out all private health insurance rebates for alternative health practitioners from 2019.
Here is an explanatory letter I found which details it all and contains a link for you to sign a petition if you choose to vote against this.”
 

Media Response: Private Health Insurance Overhaul

13th October 2017

“The removal of 17 different disciplines of natural therapies from the Private Health Insurance Rebate scheme has been a longstanding discussion; and today it appears that the Turnbull Government’s plan to reduce pressure on the Medicare system, has removed these preventative health therapies from the scheme from 2019.

 

The Sydney Morning Herald yesterday reported:

“From 2019, private health insurance will no longer cover natural therapies, including aromatherapy, Bowen therapy, Buteyko, Feldenkrais, herbalism, homeopathy, iridology, kinesiology, naturopathy, Pilates, reflexology, Rolfing, shiatsu, tai chi and yoga.”

 

The allegations made against natural therapies, is that they do not meet the benchmark requirements for interventions funded under the PBSand MBS: the conclusion is that the efficacy of these therapies was not sufficiently demonstrated to warrant taxpayer funding.

 

However, the preventative nature of natural therapies has been completely overlooked in this movement, as has the overall impact the current 26% rebate has on the Medicare system. We, as practitioners and researchers, know the positive influence natural therapies have on the population who partake in this style of intervention. They not only preserve the health of the individual, but in doing so, reduces the economic burden of healthcare in the long run.

 

Claims submitted for complementary medicine interventions currently account for less than one percent of all benefits paid by health funds in Australia. Consequently, we can conclude that this contribution is mirrored in the effect on the Medicare scheme.

 

Conversely, the positive effects of natural medicine, have a much more significant contribution to the economy. Through delving deeper into underlying causes of health problems and diseases, we improve the long-term health of individuals. For the economy, this means that those individuals are less likely to submit claims on their insurance, take less time off work, and have an elevated quality of life, making them our most productive members of society.

 

Effective, non-invasive treatments, particularly when adopted earlier in life, have the potential to drastically reduce the pressure on the healthcare sector in both the short and long term.

 

Dr Rachel David, the CEO of Private Healthcare Australia, representing 20 health insurers across Australia, echoed this sentiment in a statement in CHOICE. She stated this reduction in the rebates paid on extras policies not only makes policies immediately more expensive, but results “in less preventative treatment being undertaken and more strain placed on the hospital system.”

 

Unsurprisingly, 2017 has seen a consistent downward spiral in the number of young people purchasing private health cover. Leaving only those demographics with a higher propensity to submit claims in the market, premium prices have hit an all time high, further emaciating the under 30’s market from the sector.

 

Three major contradictions are prevalent within this proposed change.

1. The desire is for more under 30’s to join a Health Fund, yet Natural Therapies which align with shifting cultural norms and values, are being withdrawn.

2. Despite a renewed focus on mental health support for Australians, this change directly affects a sector whose primary focus is on mental health assistance.

3. Insurance companies themselves are promoting preventative health measures to their clients as an opportunity reduce their premiums. They know fully the long-term economic benefits of undertaking these practices.

 

Should these changes come into effect, there will only be a short term saving made on the Government’s part. Long term, the removal of natural and preventative therapies has the potential to have devastating effect on the healthcare sector and hospital system, due to more people being admitted to hospital with chronic diseases that could have been prevented. Thus making private health insurance continue to become less affordable, especially for young adults.

 

This is a backward and unstainable step against modern healthcare best practices. Medical research points towards preventative action with natural and complimentary medicine playing its part, is the best way to prevent diseases and, more importantly, the most effective way to reduce the economic burden of the health system. A policy like this will make the Medicare and private health insurance system totally unstainable, as our population will not have the resources to partake; or be incentivised to participate in preventive health treatments that natural and complimentary health practices provide and specialise in.

 

CALL TO ACTION:

1. There is currently an industry petition to challenge these changes (https://www.yourhealthyourchoice.com.au/). This site also has templated letters and emails to share with your local MP and patients. (on the contact us page).

Please review and consider signing the petition on the website.

2. Consider sending the petition link to all your patients, for them to sign ( people power can prevail).

3. Contact your local Member of Parliament to voice your concern.

4. Mobilise your patients to contact their local Member…….. again, people numbers matter to politians.

 

We trust this is helpful,

 

Henry Osiecki and Dr Michael Osiecki”

 

love and light

Katherine Bright
 

Copyright 2017, Katherine Bright Lightworkers International
www.katherinebrightaustralia.com