March 15, 1999

Subject: Feedbacks on the theme of fear, about GE foods and a Victory against the "Know Your Customer" proposed banking regulation

Hello everyone

I had compiled this series of feedbacks a few days ago but was again too busy to send them out to you earlier. There are once again some real precious gems here that I'm sure many of you will enjoy reading and sharing with others.

Incidentally, a number of you have been inviting others to join the Earth Rainbow Netwrok emailing list to receive those informative emails and many new people have indeed joined the list recently. Thanks for passing the word on our work and welcome aboard. I think I should mention that you can read on my site all my previous emails back up to mid January 99 when I started posting them on my site. I have loads of other emails previously sent to this list but I doubt I will ever have time to make them available again. Anyway we need to look ahead and not backward as many important challenges are continuously coming into focus for our attention and possible action.

There is a major one just around the corner for you to consider. As you might remember I wrote in my last post:

"I have some other important and frankly horrifying matter to share with you all shortly. I've already sent the basic information on this to a selected group of people so that we may respond to this potential coming crisis in a united way. This will most likely turn out to be the Mother of all Crisis and it will take all our collective determination, courage and most importantly love to prevent the world, beginning with the US, to enter into a most tragic experience on a much larger scale than even the Holocaust, and I'm weighting up my words here."

I've been reviewing more material on all this during the last week, received comments and advices from this core group of Internet friends and finally crystallized it all into a most positive and potent "Call for a Global Peace Vigil" last night. I've already shared it with the Planetary Awakening Network members tonight and therefore some of you already received it. I intend to send it to you as well shortly. But I need first to put together a webpage (TO BE DONE SOON HOPEFULLY) where I will compile the material which I feel is the most credible and relevant to this issue as a reference for those who will want to also review the facts and discern and separate, as many are now doing, the wheat from the chaff in this plethora of alarming information circulated lately by some Internet sources.

After this is done, I also intend to finish preparing an email focussing on the theme of Peace, mostly in relation with the Hague Appeal for Peace Conference to be held on May 11-16, 1999. I will also have a Petition for a culture of peace and non-violence to share with you. And I will have more for you on the plans for Earth Day 2000. I have a number of other ideas and projects which I hope to be able to focus on sometime soon as well and which I think will be of interest to many of you.

But for now, may I invite you to review some of the new feedbacks received on our recent topics of fear and GE foods.

God bless you all

Jean Hudon
Earth Rainbow Network Coordinator

And thanks again to all those who shared their comments

From: Glenn <>
Subject: Fear and loathing vs loving warriors
Date: Tue, 9 Mar 1999

Hi there Jean,

Thanks for all the emails, networking and straight information that you are disseminating, especially those regarding genetic engineering, a topic close to my heart.

Regarding your email regarding fear and its effects on us all, I have a few points. Firstly Declan Kennedy's recent email which you included a week or so ago, is important in that it underlines the need to create change by action. Further along this theme, it is crucial that we not absolve responsibility by not acting against what is transparently immoral, unethical or just plain wrong. Spreading light is great but to keep the light shining in the darkness is more important still.

I think many of us have been prepared by our life paths to confront and tackle the wrongs that are visited on us. We must remember that most fear is about dying or being relegated to that path; however death is nothing to fear, only something to embrace as another waystation on our journey. So those that seek to cower us with fear offer some perceived threat to our wellbeing. They cannot change our destiny.

This is where the light comes in. When threatened we can use our inner light to dispel the dark. We need fear nothing. Protected with this knowledge we can change anything as is evidenced by the St Clairs, David Browers, Ridgeways and Hudons.

Unfortunately it takes effort and sacrifice to confront and tackle problems. Reinforced with the right knowledge we will change the world, and we cannot fear or give in to apathy or plead ignorance. I thank you for your role Jean: you are a good person and are networking amongst good people.

As we move into the new century we must carry the message of positive change and personal responsibility. I know I am preaching to the converted but............... have to say it! Love warriors is a way to move forward. Lets just do it, to quote somebody or other.



Date: Tue, 09 Mar 1999
From: Shanna Mac Lean <>
Subject: Musings of an Active Networker

Dear Jean: Greetings and love to all on our list and some thoughts on our recent exchanges...

(1) Bravo! to CAROL ROSMORDUC for the inspiring writing on fear, with which I agree completely. Yes, we are passing through our 4th dimensional initiation and experiencing the rapidity with which all thoughts (fear and love and everything in between) manifest... Yes, we have choice every moment to shift consciousness to Love Prevails!

(2) Thanks and love to SUE ARNOLD for all her conscious work for the Planet, for her current thoughts... Sue, many of us are seeking our mode of greatest effectiveness. Denial and ignoring problems does not seem to be the answer. I am with you. Let's have more dialogue on this....

Here are some recent related thoughts of mine on being a networker.

In love,


Musings of an Active Networker

I have often wondered about the efficacy of giving attention and energy to the world's "problems". We all know that wherever we place our energy -- brings about manifestation. Should one, therefore, give attention and thereby form to the very thing one wishes to obliterate? Is one simply creating by such action the very opposite of what one desires? Many have expressed a stance of non-engagement and loving detachment, a trust that all is within Divine Plan, that there is no need for action.

I have grappled with this personally. However, I always return to a position of active engagement. I conclude that some of us ARE here to actively hold Light in peace and solitude, permitting an integration and stability of the Light energies on the Planet. Others of us have assignment to be "awakeners" of brothers and sisters, to bring to the attention of a larger group the choices by which we are all working out our evolution and our destiny here. After all, what is enlightenment? It is to be in knowledge of. What is higher consciousness? It is the ability to encompass vast and concurrent levels of information. And information is what affects a change of consciousness such as is needed in transformation of this Planet.

So, we who network bring to awareness life threats to the whales by Navy Sonar, moves to eliminate alternative supplements and vitamins, near loss of our freedoms in banking, contamination of all of our food sources and the earth itself, mind control and weather control via HAARP, the possibility of removal of free will choice via computer chips in hands, and possible plans of the New World Order.

What I feel is most important in this networking is our clarity and intentions around this work. We who engage must do so from our highest consciousness: (1) an acceptance of our assignment as active information disseminators and awakeners, but in love and without anger or rancor or fear. (2) clarity that those who perpetrate what we view as harm to our Planet and its citizens are still our brothers and sisters playing out the drama of polarities here, knowingly or unknowingly. (3) an understanding that each of us has a free will role in the unfoldment here, and a choice to be active or inactive. (4) a deep and trusting perspective of Divine Plan, a knowing that all is in order on levels beyond our present view, and that only Love ultimately prevails.

I invite comments.

My comment Shanna is that you have struck gold with your Musings, especially when you wrote that we must act "in love and without anger or rancor or fear" understanding that "those who perpetrate what we view as harm to our Planet and its citizens are still our brothers and sisters playing out the drama of polarities here".

A few days ago I was listening on TV to this most courageous women who has been elected years ago as president of Burma (also called Myanmar) by a large majority in a free and democratic election only to be denied her victory by the military regime (backed and financed by Total, an oil company owned by the French government and Unilocal a US oil giant for the sake of securing a gas field containing an estimated one billion barrels of gas) and put under house arrest for years without any way to meet anyone. When finally interviewed on camera as to how she felt about the military despots who killed and burned in gas chambers (some still alive!) thousands of people when the population peacefully demonstrated against their hijacking of the government power, she responded with a wide smile that she feels no hostility towards these people despite all they have done and continued to do.

It is only by loving unconditionally those who, even today, still do harm to others and the planet that we will ultimately be able to reach them in their heart and kindle in them too the desire to turn away from evil actions and redeem their soul through helping and healing others. The message of non-violence of Mahatma Gandhi, of love in action, is still very much timely today as we face what is left of the barbaric era of "an eye for an eye" you-kill-me-or-I-kill-you attitude. Soon this will be a faith memory of a distant, strange past for our children's children, but now we must still face the dragon who is now forced out of its lair to place again another generation of souls face to face this their responsibility to act decisively and with deliberate love to extinguish the remaining embers of cruelty and insensitivity towards the precious gift of Life into others and themselves.

As Einstein wrote and to conclude on this:

"Evil exists when good men fail to act!"



From: John Owen <>
Subject: RE: About Fear, the Elite,

Hi Jean,

With all these notices of impending doom, I'm reminded of a talk Fr. Richard Rohr gave at the Nevada Test Site some years ago. After indentifying the current and anticipated future list of horribles brought us by the nuclear business, he advised us not to get depressed, even though the situation is probably even worse than he outlined. "God will win...never have any doubt about that." I chuckled in agreement. Sure, our unconscious "civilization" has done many destructive and cruel things, and will continue to do so, until we once again seek to recognize the god center in everything. Only when we relearn to respect Mother Earth and all the living things, will we begin to find the way. Mother Earth will survive, and the evolution of conscious and complex life will continue. The only thing we have to decide is will we act in harmony and survive, or continue on our unconscious ways and go the way of the dodo.

peace and joy,

John Owen

From: (Stella Rose)
Date: Tue, 9 Mar 1999
Subject: Re: About Fear, the Elite, Local Currencies and much much more

I thought I would say thanks for all you have sent me I've enjoyed it and found it informational.

I am new to alot of this stuff but can relate to it a bit, I to have lived my life in fear to the point of hybernation, I learned in the past 3 years to let go and search for strength builders and I find getting rid of excessive fear can change things and thinking of positive things can be powerful forgive my writting and again thanks

With.... Love,Joy, and Peace Stella

Date: Tue, 09 Mar 1999
Subject: Re: About Fear, the Elite, Local Currencies and much much more

re: Love and Fear, I would add this:

Love is the only frequency that permeates ALL densities of the Continuum and the only one able to iterate within ALL densities. It can do this because it draws its sustenance from Creator, from The One. Love is an actual pulse of Love/Light, and when it's sent, IT'S returned, ALWAYS. The return pulse is the manna, the sustenance which Graces all that Love kisses. Thru such Grace, and only thru such, is Awareness passed on to iterations (ie, this is how the Continuum of Consciousness IS the 'superstring' which binds the Grand Unified Field.

Fear, on the other hand, must constantly be replenished/fed by its creator to be kept alive. It remains localized within the density in which it is given birth. In order to continue to Be, Fear drains the energies of its generator/s. When the generator withdraws his/her energies, the Fear ceases to Be. Fear-based creations are unable to iterate, unable to co-create. Fear is a sponge, not a half-of-a-seed.

From: "jennyhabib" <>
Subject: Spiritual Power.
Date: Tue, 9 Mar 1999

Yes Thank you. I know it is true. Every time we think positively, look forward with confidence and expect things to go well, they do.

Love to all of you Jenny


Date: Tue, 9 Mar 1999
Subject: Re: LOTS of New feedbacks

Hi all..I am new to this list, so thought I'd jump in. I, too, am a bit in overwhelm..and somewhat discouraged to think that all this deadly stuff is being marketed to us..but when you think about it, even cigarettes are still on the market (but at least they have a warning label!) I'm wanting to join an activist group and lay out a plan to get some action on this. What's the best we can hope for? I guess we need to push for re-testing by independent researchers..and ultimately a warning label. Is that what you all think too? Am I in the right place? Thanks--Essie

Date: Tue, 09 Mar 1999
Subject: Fear vs Appropriate Action

Greetings, Christiane -

you wrote: > To tell you the truth Jean, I feel scared everytime I go to the > Grocery store to buy my food <snip>

I'm on Jean Hudon's list and receive his many posts, too ...

Do not be afraid! While I agree with you that all food in the stores now -- especially canola oil, corn, and soybeans -- is suspect and in my opinion to be avoided, there are and have always been alternatives:


Support your local organic farmers, eat only eggs that are FreeRange and preferably from a chicken-raiser you can talk to personally to find out what the chickens are fed, and so you're able to evaluate the farm with your own eyes and heart. Drink only purified water (even 'artesian wells' are only as good as the quality of water in them). Unhook totally from the medical establishment if you're comfortably able to.

Don't be afraid -- take right action, and *Trust* in your Guidance. State clearly what you want (Ask) and the Unified Field MUST respond appropriately to you (you will Receive). We ARE being Helped!

- ilyes

-- "One who knows the secret of Sound knows the Mystery of the Universe." -- Hazrat Inayat Khan

Date: Tue, 9 Mar 1999
From: Dianne Gatward <>
Subject: Re: Monsanto

Dear Jean,

Little old New Zealand initiated the concept of a Nuclear Free Zone, which we still are. Now the Greens have initiated the concept of a Genetic Engineering Free Zone for NZ.

The Greens have a petition calling for a Royal Commission if Inquiry into Genetic Engineering and a moratorium on all field trials and official approval of genetic engineering.

Another 5000 bumper stickers have been printed when the first run were snapped up.


Date: Sat, 13 Mar 1999
Subject: Makah Whaling

Dear Jean:

I write to thank you for your wonderful mailings. I find them enlightening and from your messages I have begun in my neck of the words Vancouver, WA to put out the word on GM foods. I am amazed that this goes on and we find out of it only through the "underground." You are a blessing to us all. Keep up the good work!!!!!

On another note, I know my mother, Neva, sent an e-mail re: the meeting with the Clallan County commissioners and the Makah Tribe which is to take place on March 17th at 3:00. I join my voice with hers that we all e-mail, phone, or fax the commissioners with our thoughts and prayers that the whale hunting does not continue. If the e-mail address is full, I sent an e-mail and it was returned because I'm sure the box is filled, try again on Monday or fax your message. Let's stop the slaughter of whales. The e-mail address is, the fax is 360 417-2493; and the phone number is 360 417-2233. Thank you again Jean for your wonderful e-mails.

Debra Chilton

From: "Joanne Stephenson" <>
Subject: Re: GE foods
Date: Tue, 9 Mar 1999


re GE foods - I figure we should all join the RAFI campaign as they are in Winnipeg and DC. We should all go to their form, which automatically sends out a letter to different people, and then write the agricultural associations to threaten to sue, like people did with the rBST. That means, when and if they have senate hearings those people will be against the GE foods because they will be afraid of future lawsuits.

In the meantime, I will call the PM's office and try to find out who is responsible for letting these test crops grow in the first place.

Bye again, Joanna


From: (Eve Howard)
Date: Sat, 13 Mar 1999

Good Morning Jean,

The Y2K frenzy is really picking up steam here, groups that have already come together have asked me to attend some of their meetings for input in neighboring towns. I hope everyone can unify with the right perspective. I am taking a deep breath, it is my goal to do my best to keep everything in the light and on a positive vein. The one thing that is evident with all the folks I am speaking with is that there is a very deep need for substantial change and they are willing to sacrifice much to obtain it. Never the less, here we go.

If Y2K does indeed manifest with all of the possible losses, I strongly feel it may be a blessing in disguise. Our greater fear may be that nothing at all will happen.

Hope to hear from you soon.


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Note: I heard today from Ed Elkin that Steve Diamond just had a stroke. Please, let us all send healing energies and support to Steve.

Date: Fri, 12 Mar 1999
From: Mitch Battros <>
Organization: Earth Changes TV
Subject: Earth Changes TV/Breaking News - Flu-Like Illness Affects Millions

03/12/99 Hi Folks, Their may be more to the story below, than meets the eye. I had William Thomas "live" yesterday on the show. Will is the author of two books "Scorched Earth" and "Bringing The War Home". Both books have to do with the Gulf War Syndrome. His background is in environmental biology. Will was stationed in Dhahran, while I was in Riyhaid, Saudi Arabia during the war. (but that's another story)

William Thomas is also getting quite the reputation and acknowledgment for what he has titled "CONTRAILS". He has brought forward information that is stunning and a bit scary. William disclosed last night on our show for the first time, what may be the smoking gun, tying these unusual cloud formations/contrails, to biochemical deterrence.

Folks, there has been a serious threat of biochemical warfare related to anthrax, from both inside our borders, as well as outside. In addition, both Robert Egan, known to many as NostraBOBus and myself, are doing an extensive research project into "N. Korea and Smallpox". North Korea, now has the capacity to send missiles to our borders. We will continue our investigation indicating high government officials have warned of an upcoming event that could actually bring back "Smallpox" in a capacity that could kill millions.

As a mental health therapist and acupuncturist, I work in the hospitals here in the Seattle area where Earth Changes TV Studios resides. Our hospitals are almost full with what is often called "Flu-Like Symptoms". This is mostly respiratory ailments such as pneumonia-related and other congestive illnesses.

Is this happening in your area? Let us hear from you. Contact Melissa, our chief newsletter editor, at <> or myself at <>

We hope to have a transcript of the William Thomas interview next week.

Mitch Battros Producer - Earth Changes TV


This is a story to which you have been alerted recently through this Public information service.


Date: Sun, 14 Mar 1999
From: Shanna Mac Lean <>
Subject: We Are Making a Difference - banking news

Dear Jean: Here is a recent report on the defeat of the banking "Know Your Customer" program. The information comes from "Scan This News" sponsored by "FIGHT THE FINGERPRINT!" web page.

A lesson for the future to be learned from this. There was a very efficient web page set up for registering one's views about Know Your Customer. One could go to the web page, the letter was already prepared, and people had only to enter their email and their snail address. The letter was then automatically sent to all sources, including Congressmen. As we read below, it worked! In love, Shanna

Over 225,000 objections filed against KYC proposal

The nation's major news outlets are reporting on the overwhelming defeat of the banking industry proposal to monitor customers transactions; the plan referred to as the "Know Your Customer" program. The latest news is that, as of Monday, March 8, 1999, over 250,000 e-mails and letters have been sent in with all but a handful (fewer than 25) being opposed to the banking industry proposal. However, the major news sources continue to miss what is without a doubt the most significant part of the KYC story -- i.e. the battle was fought almost exclusively over the Internet.

The banking regulation itself was actually not all that much more egregious than many other already-in-place federal programs. Furthermore, all four of the banking regulatory agencies proposing KYC regulations openly stated that most of the KYC policies are already in place throughout most of the banking community; the KYC proposal was merely to "formalize" these policies. So the defeat of one amongst many is not going to immediately turn the tide of rights-violating regulations.

The most relevant aspect of this unprecedented defeat, however, is that it all took place through Internet activities. For the first time since the enactment of the Administrative Procedures Act -- the act which requires federal agencies to publish newly proposed rules and to allow the public a period to submit comments -- the public now has a method to learn about agency proposals BEFORE they are finalized. The Internet also provides a tool for use in expressing objections directly to the source. SCAN subscribers knew about the KYC proposal weeks before it was published in the Federal Register. And, comments were being filed the very same day the proposal was published by the regulatory agencies. Prior to the Internet, most regulations were already adopted and being enforced before the general public could find out about their existence.

The battle against the KYC bank snooping plan was fought and won on the Internet. That's the real story. This is the second MAJOR defeat of a federal regulation accomplished in this fashion; the first being the Department of Transportation's National ID/standardized driver license proposal, also placed on hold as a result of public objections. Both defeats took place within less than one year of each other. Very rarely are agency regulations totally withdrawn as was done with both the KYC and the DOT/National ID proposals. The number of objections to the KYC proposal is hundreds of times greater than anything in the prior history of rulemaking. Could this be the start of a trend wherein the people may actually have some say in what happens with their government? We hope so.


A Victory over Bank Snooping

Joseph Farah


Between the Lines

When the U.S. Senate voted 88-0 Friday asking the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. to withdraw proposed rules on tracking the activities of banking customers, it represented a victory for those who believe the government has no right to snoop into your most private financial affairs.

The Senate responded in bipartisan fashion to a grass-roots uproar over the "Know Your Customer" plan.

Lost in most of the establishment media reports on a proposed regulation they had largely ignored was the story of how the American people became informed about this planned invasion of privacy.

Once again, the story was broken in the New Media -- specifically, right here in WorldNetDaily. That's right. WorldNetDaily broke the story, stayed on it, informing Internet denizens and elected officials alike. An insider at the FDIC informed us that officials in that agency would check out WorldNetDaily first thing every morning during this period to find out what kinds of new questions they could expect about their doomed plan.

By the way, before the regulation was ever published in the Federal Register and thus made subject to public scrutiny, WorldNetDaily readers had generated a record number of e-mail protests to the plan.

From there, the Libertarian Party deserves credit for taking the activist route. An online petition opposing "Know Your Customer" and sponsored by the party generated more than 150,000 "signatures."

I repeat this little history for the record. Because the establishment press failed to acknowledge it even once in its coverage. Why? Because the dinosaur-like Big Media would like to pretend that Internet press outlets like WorldNetDaily don't exist. They would prefer to give the impression that Internet news sites are not really serious, not really accurate, that they only deal in gossip and rumor-mongering. Readers of WorldNetDaily know there is another side of Internet journalism -- and that's why we are such a threat to the big boys and, despite our skyrocketing traffic, get next to no

Balance of article is at:


Date: Sun, 14 Mar 1999
Subject: Hormone Heresy

Hi Jean,

I saw an email that you had sent on hormonal imbalance and thought that you might be interested in my website:

I'm in the USA doing lectures/workshops and wholelife expos in various cities and would enjoy coming to Canada before I return to Australia at the end of my tour.

Warmest regards,

Sherrill Sellman




Subject: Dalai Lama
Date: Wed, 10 Mar 1999

Subject: Vote for Dalai Lama

'TIME MAGAZINE' is asking the world to vote for the Person of the Century'. As of today date there is NO mention of his Holiness The Dalai Lama. The Pope is there. So is Hitler.

Get on line and vote...

Use UPPER CASE for first letter of name i.e. Dalai Lama leave out title.

Pass on please

Yours sincerely

Lakha Lama
Pia Kryger Lakha

tsering dorjee


From: Karuna Thal <>
Subject: Dalai Lama in USA/ We are Shambhala Warriors (NOTE: I HAVE NO ROOM LEFT IN THIS EMAIL FOR THE 2ND PART ON We are Shambhala Warriors - BUT I'LL INCLUDE IT IN THE NEXT SERIES OF FEEDBACKS)

I wish to share with you, and with all with whom we are connected, that one of the world's brightest lights, His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet, will be in the United States this summer.

I urge all those who have never personally spent time with the Dalai Lama to make every effort to get to Bloomington this summer. Just thinking of him warms my heart. The Dalai Lama is on this planet to transform the darkness of ignorance into the light of loving compassion and wisdom, and that is exactly what he does. Being in his presence is magical, transforming, and very wonderful--for everybody, no matter what spiritual or religious background.

The below is from: This is web site for The Tibetan Cultural Center

His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet will Come to the Tibetan Cultural Center in Bloomington, Indiana from August 16 through 28, 1999 to give the Kalachakra Initiation. (clip)


The Invitation

It doesn't interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart's longing.

It doesn't interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your dream, for the adventure of being alive.

It doesn't interest me what planets are squaring your moon... I want to know if you have touched the center of your own sorrow, if you have been opened by life's betrayals or have become shriveled and closed from fear of further pain.

I want to know if you can sit with pain, mine or your own, without moving to hide it or fade it or fix it.

I want to know if you can be with joy, mine or your own, if you can dance with wildness and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes without cautioning us to be careful, be realistic, to remember the limitations of being a human.

It doesn't interest me if the story you are telling me is true. I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself. If you can bear the accusation of betrayal and not betray your own soul. If you can be faithless and therefore be trustworthy.

I want to know if you can see Beauty even when it is not pretty everyday. And if you can source your own life from it's presence.

I want to know if you can live with failure, yours and mine, and still stand on the edge of the lake and shout to the silver of the full moon, "Yes!"

It doesn't interest me to know where you live or how much money you have. I want to know if you can get up after a night of grief and despair, weary and bruised to the bone, and do what needs to be done to feed the children.

It doesn't interest me who you know or how you came to be here. I want to know if you will stand in the center of the fire with me and not shrink back.

It doesn't interest me where or what or with whom you have studied. I want to know what sustains you from the inside when all else falls away.

I want to know if you can be alone with yourself and if you truly like the company you keep in the empty moments.

Oriah Mountain Dreamer (Cherokee Elder), Toronto