READY FOR THE SHIFT TURNS THREE!
On March 26th, 2011, during the day of the Earth Hour celebration, Ready For The Shift was launched. Originally slated to raise the awareness of some open-minded friends, sharing stories one never or rarely hear about on the mainstream news, imagine their surprise when they started getting contacted with questions and ideas, criticisms and comments, and requests for assistant/guidance from all over the world! Within a few months they were being read in all 50 United States and over 175 countries! RFTS was created as Greg & Wendy’s gift back to the Universe for the blessings that have been bestowed upon them, especially throughout their hardship since 2009. Now they don’t know what other planets or civilizations in the Universe (or Multiverse for that matter) can tap into the Internet, so although it was their intention to give back to the Universe, it’s the Earthlings whom are fortunate enough to have an Internet connection who will benefit – and by Earthlings they mean any sentient species with an Internet connection. <wink>
When this site was started, Wendy had been suffering with fibromyalgia and a host of other inflammatory disease symptoms and Greg had been in bed about 3 years straight for 23 hours per day, only leaving the house for doctor’s visits and surgeries, due to his now, permanent disability. Around the same time they had lost hope in the medical industry because they were basically told that there was nothing else that could be done for them. That was when they took their health back into their own hands. Wendy started searching for supplements and Greg started looking for ways to detox from heavy metals and fluoride that’s been accumulating in their bodies for years.
At that time, they started learning more and more about genetically modified organisms (GMOs) that most of our food supply was being made with and that most of our livestock were eating. After a few months of taking the supplements and adding a chelating agent (liquid Zeolite) to their daily routine, they started to feel better. Wendy was able to do just a little bit more and Greg was out of bed at least a few hours per day. The supplements were working!
They included meditation into their repertoire which allowed Greg to get off the SSRI he had been prescribed 7 years earlier. By July 2011, Wendy decided, that even though they were living off of disability pay, to throw out all of the products in their cupboards that contained GMOs. It was all or nothing. Little by little they started restocking everything with GMO-Free or Organic in substitute of what they used to eat.
They found out that they could go to Trader Joe’s to get most of the food they ate, using health food stores, co-ops and farmer’s markets for the rest of their provisions. The food seemed more nutritious because they ate less than before and felt better. The best part was that they were spending less money on this combination of non-GMO and Organic food than they were at the big chain markets like Giant/Pathmark/Acme/Safeway! Sure it took a while and a lot of will power to stop eating the easy-to-make processed food and the fast food and the diet aspartame containing beverages, and they made a few mistakes along the way by not carefully reading ingredients labels; but over time they learned what to avoid.
They started trying to cook more from scratch and because they both felt a little better, more cooking was done. They learned about antioxidants in their foods and applied what they learned in order to reduce inflammation even more – like using Turmeric to reduce pain. There was however a side effect – weight loss. About a year after they started taking supplements and shopping at a new market, Greg had lost about 50lbs and Wendy lost around 35lbs. Due to the weight loss, Greg was able to stop the diuretic (“water pill”) he had been taking since 1994 for his high blood pressure.
Early one Spring morning in 2012, Wendy said, “Greg, I didn’t tell you, but I started some flower seeds, which lead to starting some vegetable seeds and now they are getting so big they need to go into the ground and I have no idea what I’m doing.” In the time it took for Wendy to get that request out, Greg got a huge smile over his face, got dressed and said, “Let’s go!” Just the thought of starting a garden, reminded Greg about starting a garden with his Dad, after years of watching both of his Grandfathers grow amazing gardens with lots of variation, so Greg was able to learn about different types of plants. As Wendy had already bought Greg a comfortable sling chair for outside, which kept pressure off his back, he was able to sit in the chair and till the soil, one shovel at a time. Since Greg couldn’t get low to the ground, Wendy did all the planting and weeding. Greg took on the job of watering the garden and they both harvested which brought so much joy!
They were pretty proud of what they had done, so they had even bigger plans for 2013! Little did they know that spending so much time barefoot in the sunshine would bring them both so much pain relief! So much pain relief that Greg was able to take Wendy out for her 40th Birthday Celebration on June 30th, at an Italian bistro in West Chester, PA called Nonna’s. As an added bonus, two of Greg’s bandmates from his band from the early 90s, “Daze of Change”, were playing in Nonna’s lounge. What a reunion it was!
Although it was a long winter in 2012, starting with the death of Greg’s mother, adopting a very sick kitten, Wendy getting a severe dog bite on her dominant arm, one of their cats getting sick and another one of them dying – and let’s not forget the dead water heater (all this from mid October to mid December 2012). Between all of the emotional pain, let alone the physical pain, it didn’t allow them to do much at all. That’s horrible, what else could go wrong? In January 2013 the washing machine died and Wendy got tendinitis from wringing out the wet clothes, and that lasted for a good six weeks.
Then, one miraculous morning in March of 2013, about 3 weeks after weaning herself off her last of many ineffective Fibromyalgia medications (Cymbalta), which at that point was doing absolutely nothing but giving her side effects, she sat up in bed, turned to Greg and said, “I can’t believe it, my Fibromyalgia is gone! No pain anywhere!” Wendy hoped and prayed that this wasn’t a temporary thing, but she stayed positive, just knowing what her body was telling her. Wait a minute! Is Wendy saying that after two years of being on supplements and about 20 months after changing her diet to non-GMO foods, that this “we can’t find a cure for this” Fibromyalgia was gone?
Around that time in March 2013, due to the weight loss and Greg getting close to his “normal” weight, he was able to stop taking his ACE-inhibitor (high blood pressure medicine) – the last prescription drug he was on besides those used for his pain! Well that’s not all! Greg lost another 55lbs in that year and Wendy lost 70lbs! Both losing over 100lbs each, JUST FROM CHANGING MARKETS, CUTTING OUT FAST FOOD AND ASPARTAME? See for yourself! Also, stay tuned for Wendy’s upcoming book discussing GMOs, Vaccines and how she cured her Fibromyalgia!!
Because Wendy had extra energy and Greg was looking for any excuse to get more sunshine/pain relief, they decided to more than double the size of their garden, trying to use up every square inch of space available, that received at least 6 hours of Sun per day. More space means more food and they weren’t kidding! Three varieties of tomatoes, three varieties of Bell peppers, Mammoth Jalapeno peppers, Ichiban eggplant, Yellow Squash, Zucchini, two varieties of cucumbers, three varieties of lettuce, two varieties of spinach, carrots, string beans, broccoli, cauliflower, watermelon, cantaloupe and strawberries. With more food than they could use, they gave much to friends, family and they have partnered with a local homeless shelter (CityTeam), delivering them fresh organic produce and helping them to find community garden space in the City of Chester.
Since they decided to focus on health in 2013, and though there was much to choose from, they thought they could do the most good putting their efforts into mandatory GMO labeling, since getting rid of GMOs made such an impact on their lives – physically, emotionally and spiritually. So on May 25th, 2013, Greg and Wendy headed off to West Chester, PA to join the “March Against Monsanto”. Finally they were talking the talk and walking the walk! While at this rally, a member of GMO Free PA, heard Wendy trying to pump up the crowd and asked her to consider being a chapter leader of their newly-formed non-profit.
Within a matter of days, Wendy was the new GMO Free PA, Delaware County Chapter Leader and Greg has been Wendy’s Number One volunteer. On June 23rd, they volunteered for their first event, at Maysie’s Farm Conservation Center, located in Glenmoore, PA, a wonderful CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Farm owned by one of GMO Free PA’s co-founders, Annmarie Cantrell and her husband Sam Cantrell.
They couldn’t believe their lives had changed so much and that there was such a major reduction in their pain, so much so that by the Summer of 2013, Greg was able to cut down his narcotic dosage by about a third, which was a real win for him! As Summer of 2013 continued, Greg and Wendy became more involved with GMO Free PA.
Once GMO Free PA found out Wendy designed web sites as a hobby, they asked her if she would find a host and get to work. Wendy put in about 100 hours and within a couple of weeks, 75% of the web site was done. Since then, much content has been added and Pennsylvania’s GMO Free PA web site is one of the most comprehensive and educational websites in the GMO Free coalition! Way to go Wendy! Go visit the GMO Free PA web site and check it out for yourself!
On the last day of October 2013, Wendy and Greg were finally able to save enough money, to have a mini overnight vacation to celebrate their 9th Wedding Anniversary. They went to Lancaster County PA and they stayed at a wonderful Bed & Breakfast in Mount Joy, PA called “Rocky Acre Farm“. They had a wonderful time touring the farm, hanging out with the cows, goats, chickens and lots and lots of farm cats! They were in Heaven. While there, they went into Lancaster City, to eat at John J. Jefferies, a wonderful farm-to-table restaurant.
Although they were only gone for less than 24 hours, they came home to find Wendy’s “healing cat” named Spirit, paralyzed from the waist down. Since their vet was closed, they went to the closest local emergency veterinary hospital. They were told that Spirit had a blood clot lodged in his lower aorta. They had no choice but euthanasia. Their happy celebration turned to sadness in a matter of minutes. Only 2 hours after they arrived home, Spirit was laid to rest.
Shortly after Spirit’s passing, wanting to get themselves out of the doldrums and to give their minds something else to do besides thinking about facing another Winter of pain, Greg purchased Rocksmith 2014, as Wendy expressed an interest in learning to play the bass guitar and Greg wanted to improve his chops since he hadn’t seriously played guitar for years. They cleaned up some of the instruments in Greg’s studio and jacked into the Xbox360. Within a matter of a couple of weeks, Wendy went from Zero to 60 and Greg was even impressing himself! What a great teaching tool this was! Check out the video of Wendy playing Fender Squire Precission Bass on a portion of Weezer’s “Say It Ain’t So”, below the picture of Greg playing his Gibson Les Paul Custom 1957 Reissue and sporting his “Eat Bertha’s Mussels” t-shirt!
In November, the Delaware County Chapter of GMO Free PA started their monthly chapter meetings (see Press Release at PR Log) at Media-Upper Providence Free Library in their County Seat of Media, PA. During their meetings, with Wendy at the helm, they teach about GMOs, show documentary films and invite guests who discuss GMO Labeling and Sustainability.
During their January Chapter Meeting, PA Senator Daylin Leach (D-17th), author of Senate Bill 653 (SB653), “An Act amending Title 3 (Agriculture) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in food protection, further providing for food safety.” Senator Leach discussed his viewpoint on why mandatory GMO labeling is needed and gave us an update on the progress of the bill through the PA Senate.
Just when they are ready to start posting more actively on RFTS, the kitchen waste pipe breaks. So until they raise $1000 to get it fixed, dishes are washed in a basin with the water poured in the backyard, because the powder room toilet is running very slowly and doesn’t flush completely. As they start saving up for that repair, Greg woke up early one morning, smelled smoke and realized their oil-fired boiler (heater) was smoldering. Their 30 year old heater finally died, right during the coldest polar vortex to hit southeastern PA in years. They mobilized and set up four space heaters, with excellent safety ratings, to try and keep the house warm. Although the 1st floor powder room hot water pipe was frozen for a few hours, they were able to get the pipe warm enough using a heating coil on the pipe itself. Now it’s a matter of hoping they can find someone to lend them $7,000 for a new heater, before next Winter sets in.
When you look at the RFTS Archives, you’ll find that over the past 3 years online, the number of articles they posted dramatically declined. Although they posted over 400 articles in 2011 you’ll only find 325 remaining, as once they changed their beliefs, they stood in their truth and removed over 100 articles from their site, so they wouldn’t inadvertently lead people in the wrong direction. In 2012, Wendy and Greg posted 102 articles, two of which were written by their good friend Zooey when she shared her astrology reports from her web site, “Return To One“. After taking their supplements, especially with Greg being able to get out of bed, they spent much less time posting to RFTS.
During 2013, they only posted 34 articles with almost of dozen of those being Zooey’s astrology reports and two of them from their good friend Kurt Mendonca, host of the Facebook Page “All Roads Lead To The Truth“. However, as you can see above, while dedicating themselves to GMO Free PA and their organic garden, it didn’t leave them much spare time for RFTS. Then in January, just when Wendy is ready to come back to seriously dedicate some time to RFTS, their waste pipe and home heating system broke, which is why besides this one, you’ll only see one other post on RFTS in 2014.
So where do they go from here, don’t they miss RFTS? Of course they do and they have worked out a schedule to not only come back, but to open a secondary web site. All we can tell you at this point is that it will cover interesting news and new/hidden technologies and will include a weekly podcast with Wendy, Greg and perhaps some guests, for interesting roundtable discussions. They feel so blessed having the opportunity to hold meaningful discussions with and call themselves friends of people like whistleblower and assistant to Warner von Braun, Dr. Carol Rosin, author Robert Schwartz, world-famous New Zealand numerologist Peter Vaughan, abductee Stan Romanek and his wonderful wife Lisa, Intuitive Astrologist, Global Alchemist and Cosmic Mythologist Laura Magdalene Eisenhower and whistleblower of the DARPA childhood time travel black project Project Pegasus, Mars jumproom traveler during his young adulthood, founder of the Mars Anomaly Research Society and 2016 United States Presidential Candidate, Andrew D. Basiago, to name a few. Stay tuned! Congratulations to Ready For The Shift on their 3rd Anniversary! Thank you for continuing to visit! Much, much more to come in 2014!
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