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

BEING AUTHENTIC

What does it mean to be authentic?  It means being real, truthful, honest and yourself.

If you are authentic, then you are acting in a way which is natural to your true nature and to your reality and truth.

You are an authentic human being. You exist with belief systems and preferences.  Not everyone likes or agrees with everything or everyone else.  To be honest you have to be true to yourself and not try to be someone else to please another’s expectations.

Politicians are a classic example of where we don’t always see an authentic person.  Sadly, too often there is a demonstrated violation of our trust as a community when promises are broken.  Politics is by its nature a forum of potential manipulation.

What is your authentic relationship to yourself?  It is when you are in the core of your being in a stable, solid and satisfied way.

To be authentic you have to really know what you think, be prepared to speak your truth and not need to be anything other than yourself in order to walk a path of balance.  You are human therefore you can be anxious to be accepted by a peer group, try to fit in and sometimes lose your personal authenticity to the belief systems of a coercive group consciousness.

Trust your gut.  It is an old saying, but your gut never lies. If your gut is out of balance then you will often find something in your life is also stressing you out.

Dopamine is a chemical of mental/emotional wellbeing which is also produced in the gut just like in your brain.  Did you know that?

Yes so if you are not authentic your gut picks up the emotional fragility of you being out of balance and dopamine production become an issue.  I know if I feel out of sorts then I get tummy aches.  It is a part of that process.  Inflammation and eating things we are intolerant to can really affect our emotional moods and wellbeing for this reason and then we find life more stressful.

If you are not being authentic to yourself you could also crave food as a way of comforting yourself.  Yes,  probably the sugary, carbohydrate variety of comfort food as well.  So following your truth and true nature is really a very definate health issue on so many fronts.

Be yourself.  It pays off all over the place.

love and light

Katherine Bright

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

RAINBOWS OF ABUNDANT THOUGHT

 

 

You deserve all the rainbows the universe can create. 

Now that is an abundant thought. Receiving abundant thoughts is really important.  It means you have a direct line to God.  How and why?   Because if anything defines the word abundance it is the Universe and who could have conceived of something so abundantly vast with all its miraculous connections if it wasn’t a Creator, God, Source.

I don’t think the human mind has yet conceived of the vastness of the word Empowerment let alone the word Connection.  Scientists marvel at the vastness of the universe(s) and all the potentials of space and time.

We exist as a tiny, weeny particle of an enormously vast concept which can only be described in a form of rainbows of light.  We just are amazing even in the construction of ourselves.   So let us celebrate the abundance of our thoughts.

Thoughts are concepts in a form which have a frequency which resonates according to the density of the thoughts.  So if you want to have all good thoughts, conceive of higher vibrations and the thoughts manifest.  Joy and love are in fact higher vibrations as are laughter and peace.  Finer and lighter colours correspond with the finer frequencies and deeper hues with the denser ones.

It is all an amazing kaleidoscope of frequencies of emotion which create our abundances and our stalled and horrid places of depression and violence in this world.  Our language describes the blackness of depression and the olive green of jealousy.  Green eyed monsters and joyful sunlit landscapes.  All things exist.  We can feel blue or we can feel grey.  We can feel rainbows of possibility.

Be your abundant self and surround yourself with rainbows.  So many gay people about.  I think that is all part of the choice of rainbows.  Be enlightened, empowered and connected to the possibilities of Abundant Thought and bring on your own and your interconnected spaces with abundance.  You all deserve it.  Creator is just waiting to give to you all the things your heart can desire in good and positive ways.  Gratitude creates abundance as does gifting or tithing.  Be love to get love.

Namaste

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love and light
Katherine Bright

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