By Mark Crocker

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    Well this is a hard editorial for me to write.

    In the last few weeks I have come face to face with a health problem and I feel that by my talking about it, it may help others. The thing that I have learnt from all this is that the power of love, while it may not heal all, it sure helps. With the help of some wonderful friends and the love that they have shown in this hard time in my life I know that I will win. But what of facing one's own mortality? True, we all die, or rather the body dies and our souls do not. From that piece of information I know whatever comes my way I will turn and face it with a strong mind even if my body is sick .

    What have I to offer those that are of good health? Lots. One day they may be in the same boat as I am in now. If not I still can teach what I know about life . In my 31 years on this planet in this body I have learn't much by how I face ill health and walking a very hard path on my journey though life. Through these lessons I can help others on their paths to stand tall and say I can help you even when the hours seem so dark on my path. By doing this, I light up the day of others that do not know that I am of ill health. Why bring someone down that may be having a wonderful day by saying " Look at me, I'm sick "? I'm not here to do that. I'm here to help.

    OK, what do I have to offer the world? Well I have my life, and I have all that I have learn't over the years. As some of you may know I am an astral traveler and in this hard time I would like to offer what I know about astral travel to those that want to learn. But before I do, I would like to take a closer look at health. The mind is the key in this. I have for many years had a little problem. For years I have said " ahhhh, it will get better ". And over those years Tia and Kiri have said to me "Get to a Earth doctor" . Did I listen? No, I did not. Why did I not listen? Well I am like most people, I did not want to face something I did not know about. Facing the unknown is hard, but by not facing it I have got myself into some really hot water this time. My inaction is what the real problem is. So my friends take heed of me and face the unknown, not only will you learn but you may save a life, maybe even your own.

    Now about astral travel, what is astral travel? Well it is being able to leave one's own body and travel using your astral body to go anywhere you want. But what makes us travel? Well over the years I have learn't that there are many reason that make us want to leave our bodies. One reason is to get away from pain or a illness. Other reasons are wanting to see a loved one, you might want to go someplace really bad or even get away from someplace really bad. Whatever the reason, the lessons learned by traveling are without words. How should we use astral travel? Well it's up to each person. I use astral travel as a way to get from here (Earth), to travel up to Hades Base. I also use astral travel to learn things and to see some of the wonderful people in my life. My girlfriend down here on earth is one of the people that I go and see. I do not travel into someone's private space with out their asking. To do so would be wrong and extremely rude. Even my girlfriend had to ask me in. Why is it wrong to go into someone's private space? Well I feel (and this is my point of view) that by going into someone's private space without being asked is like breaking into someone's home. After all, isn't someone's private space their home? Should we not leave them to do whatever they wish to do in that space .

    Some of the other uses of astral travel are as follows; being able to learn new things, being able to go to places that you have always wanted to go to, being able to watch history happen or by far the most useful use for astral travel is to see with your mind whether people are telling the truth. One example I will use is the comet Hale Bopp. When Hale Bopp was on its way here I was one of the few people that went to see if there was something following it. I did not see anything. People at that time said "You must of seen the space ship"? I did not and now after the fact (I know its easy to say this) I could say I told you so, but there was loss of life and damage done to that other group that believed otherwise. What I'm trying to say is that you have to see with your own minds eye. Don't take someone's word for it. That as I said is the most useful use for astral travel .

    Now that I am getting close to finishing up this editorial, I would like to get back to the matter that I started with, my illness. As you can see, I have been doing a lot of thinking. At first the doctors thought that I may have colon cancer. After some tests they have ruled that out, but that thought got me to thinking about life. I have many questions about life and some I will never have an answer for, but from all this talk of cancer and dying I have started to learn, or should I say relearn, about life. One of the things I have learned is how wonderful life is. I don't won't to die just yet, but if I am to die then I would like to help others by my words and action. The joy of life now seems much sweeter than it has in many a long year. If it takes facing death to find out that life is something to be lived then maybe it is a good thing to have the ax of death over our heads. I know that it has opened my eyes to the wonders of this small blue green planet. May you all learn as I have to enjoy life. Next time you are feeling self pity, remember that tomorrow we may be dead.

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