Angels And Herbalism:
Angels In Waiting has focused over the summer months in expanding its herbalism-apothecary store in order to create a wider client base in our efforts to significantly increase the funds that will create a solid fiscal foundation for our organization. We continue to analyze new products that will assist in strengthening the immune systems of our clients and in reducing inflammation. We have also focused on the creation of a line of skin care products that utilize very rare and unique botanicals. Our mail order business is also expanding, and we invite all the fine people at Global Giving to explore our many potent products. We have experienced very favorable receptivity from both residents of the area and travelers from most of the states and a large number of foreign countries. They find our angelic apothecary-boutique to be charming and spiritually uplifting.
Public Relations Expertise:
This summer we have also been very fortunate to connect with a charming lady who is a recognized expert in marketing and promulgating start-up organizations to the next level of multifaceted success. She is working to arrange high-end fundraisers and television time for Angels In Waiting. AIW is quite excited about the potentiality to see our organization ride on the wings of newly envisioned opportunities.
CBS’s The Doctors:
We will keep you posted on our upcoming segment on CBS’s, “The Doctors,” Three of Angels In Waiting’s nurses and their adopted little angels will be spotlighted on The Doctors. We will keep you posted on the airdate once we are privy to the date our segment will be on-air.
Nurses In Waiting:
We continue to have many inquiries from nurses who come into the shop and who are interested in taking in these medically fragile infants. We are working to expedite the process through which they can become qualified to fulfill this extremely humanitarian undertaking.
We salute all our wonderful donors.
NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE HEALING POWERS OF A NURSE, BECAUSE MIRACLES DO OCCUR IN THE HANDS OF NURSES…
In an effort to create funds to sustain Angels In Waiting, an “Angels and Herbs” store was created in March in Lake Arrowhead Village, California. Our non-profit status enabled us to obtain excellent terms on the lease, and we have been very impressed at the generosity of the Lake Arrowhead Village Management. Residents of the area and vacationers have been very receptive to the mission of Angels In Waiting; Helping America’s underprivileged infants and children by utilizing Nurses to rescue our medically fragile foster care infant and children.
The store has also given us a considerably wider exposure to attract nurses into the organization. The fact is, we are overjoyed with the number of quality nurses we have and continue to recruit from our Angels In Waiting storefront located in the beautiful Lake Arrowhead resort known as The Village. The theme of our store is “Angels & Herbs”. As soon as you cross the threshold of our entry, we offer a touching angelic experience, by displaying touching stories and photos of the children we have restored back to health, intermingled with magnificent statues of angels. Angels In Waiting, offers a wide array of angel gifts and angelic art. We also offer a sound approach to the distribution of pharmaceutical grade herbs, nutritional supplements, vitamins, probiotics, teas and other Non-FDA regulated medications. We specialize in offering a bio–herbal treatment plan including a weighted and/ or compression vest curriculum for autism children. We also provide Advocacy services, to help the child in school to be able to receive the necessary educational services in order for them to reach their highest potential.
Our store within its short time of operation has contributed considerably to the funds and exposure necessary to make AIW a successful and economically viable organization. If any of our friends at Global Giving are vacationing in the Lake Arrowhead area, we would be thrilled if you would drop by the shop. Our number is (909) 336-3058. We also hope that you will pass on our web site to your friends and family: www.angelsinwaitingUSA.org.
With the deepest of respect, and gratitude, Thank You, for your donations and dedication to our noble cause.
By Tim Arnold
Angels In Waiting is now soaring through the winter holiday season and approaching the winter solstice, when the sun is reborn. It is a time to recall that this titanic "Heart Of Fire" is born again each year and continues to radiate the warmth and illumination that make life possible. It is the true savior of humanity, sacrificing its essence so that human race can perpetuate itself and thrive. This solar force gives each individual the great expectation of being reborn with the sun and rekindling his or her own heart of fire.
This is, of course, the Dickensian time of the year. Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" has become the archetypal fable for the holiday season; a great morality play that casts a dark light on the usurious character, Ebenezer Schrooge, and on the penurious plight of unwanted children. "This covetous, old sinner" only existed to extort usurious interest from the destitute upon whom he preyed. Marley, his partner, only came to realize after death that "mankind was my business." Vulturous money lenders like Schrooge were as numerous as old gin bottles in nineteenth century England, and they created usury addicts just like opium suppliers created laudanum addicts. As a youth, Dickens himself had been victimized by this loan shark horror. He was compelled to work seventy hour weeks in a boot black factory until he could buy his family out of debtors' prison. Characters such as Oliver Twist and David Copperfield were based upon these experiences. Additionally, the opium addicts spawned the premature, opium addicted infants. These are the children who cling to The Spirit of Christmas Present for protection because "humanity will not have them."
This nineteenth century dystopian horror is not dissimilar to our dehumanized twenty-first century in which toxic drug usage has proliferated and drug-addicted infants have increased like the interest on Schrooge's loans. In truth, the usurious banking system of our modern world is exponentially more horrific than Schrooge's quaint, little shop of extortion. Today's banks can lend out twenty times their assets, making credit addicts out of myriad more desperate people, who pay enormous quantities of interest on "money" that doesn't even exist. Usury originally meant charging any interest on money. Schrooge means literally "to squeeze," and these contemporary Schrooges have squeezed humanity to the point of desiccation. One percent of the interest collected by banks on phantom "money" could easily, fully fund all the humanitarian organizations in the world. Perhaps these modern money lenders might look to their souls before it is too late. Possibly their next incarnations might be as drug-addicted infants.
In the meantime, Angels In Waiting is looking toward a large, federal grant fund to carry on Its Spirit Of Christmas Present work. The grant is focused on reducing medical costs incurred by the government. Innovative programs are being sought after in order to diminish the horrendous impact of medical costs and the abominable health of a very significant percentage of the populace. In order to work toward creating solutions to this financial and physical dilemma, Angels In Waiting’s founder has created a cognate organization called Nurses For Safer Access, which is dedicated to using herbal decoctions to decrease the usage of potentially dangerous synthetic drugs. These drugs can have a gamut of adverse effects that potent herbal extracts can ameliorate. In this manner, the expense of treating a wide range of disorders can be significantly diminished, and individuals can gradually reduce the need for synthetic drugs.
The UCLA Medical Center is sponsoring Angels In Waiting in its efforts to restore methamphetamine and heroin addicted medically fragile infants and children to health and is working diligently with AIW to garner a significant share of this federal grant money. It is a very revealing comment on the culture of the United States that more funds will be paid to keep a person imprisoned than to restore the heath of a drug impacted infant.
We should take quite seriously the prophetic statement of The Spirit Of Christmas Present when he warns mankind to beware of the children clinging to his robes because they are "want and ignorance." A society where children grow up in extreme want and ignorance is a society that is precariously close to the black sun of oblivion.
Timotheus has a background in theater and has been a professional actor and singer who has also written for the theater. He has composed a diverse array of articles, short stories and a novel.
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