Ride the Wild Horse

by | Aug 26, 2019 | Archives

The logo at our farm in North Carolina is the Wild Horse Spirit.

This spirit can help you on this wild ride, in politics and economics, that’s bucking us along right now!

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I carved this slice of maple and it sits at the farm’s entrance.


Entrance to our farm

We chose this logo from one of our tipis, but it is the philosophy of this spirit that was the reason behind our choice.

Legend says that The Wild Horse Spirit lives in the spirit realm.  This horse appears as a flashing light in dreams.  As the dream traveler runs through your dreams he is seeking the most honorable and outrageous dreams to grant.  Flying on the stream of wisdom, yet acting on whims, he seeks an untamed dreamer to fly with him!

This describes the way we like to make life changing decisions to follow our dreams.

Here is an excerpt from my report “Live Anywhere, Earn Everywhere”.

Using your heart and the brain provides real traction so you don’t just jump from thing to thing based on how you feel.  Crank up your full brain capacity, by starting with how you feel.  Then apply your logic.  Stick to the basics.  Always look for good value.  Do not let fear OR greed tempt you to do something that does not feel right to you just because everyone else does.  Truth is not created by the continuous repetition of an error.  The majority of investors and businesses that start in most markets are wrong most of the time, so you cannot depend on following the masses.

Don’t be afraid to oppose the trends if that’s where your passions are.  Because Merri’s and my path of the past 30+ years has been so bizarre in many ways, let me share it to help you see how feeling leads to a logical filter and action.  Seeing our experiences may help you, whatever you do, wherever you go, and give you a better understanding of how to spot and adapt to change.

Looking for a purpose led us from a million dollar (plus) home into a tent.  Our home was just a few steps from the beach in Naples, Florida with a big upstairs study, front and back covered porches, kitchen, nine bedrooms and four baths.

We moved into a Coleman tent in the Blue Ridge and a tin roofed shack in the Andes.

Neither had electricity or running water.

I started unknowingly thinking about this when Merri and I lived in Naples.  We had earned a good income, more than we ever expected, and being fairly frugal were no longer concerned with day to day living costs.  We had been busy working (instead of spending) and we did it from our home (few overheads) without staff (even fewer overheads), so a lot of the money that floated by, stuck.  After a certain point, each extra dollar became more and more like the sixth cup of coffee in the morning.

Merri and I started to itch for something new.  Something had to be scratched, but we did not know what.  The itch grew yet remained unscratchable.  This resulted in a process many of our friends called “temporary insanity”.   Some friends went further and dropped the word temporary.

At that time we appeared to have a perfect life.  We owned that wonderful nine bedroom house in Old Naples, one of the most beautiful, perfect cities in the world.  We had our comfortable mountain cabin in North Carolina that sat deep in the forest on a rushing creek.  This was one of the most traditional areas to get away and recharge.  Plus to really get away we had a condo on a crescent beach in the Dominican Republic, where everything was different and worked outside the Western box of normalcy.  We traveled globally, getting to London several times a year.  Other cities regularly visited were Paris, Prague, Copenhagen, two or three Caribbean stops, all in the name of business, so they were mostly tax deductible trips.  Everything was paid for and profitable.  There were no mortgages, no losses, no debt.  Our children were grown, happy, healthy and doing well.

We had everything we had imagined and more, until it started… that itch.

I thought the itch began with me, but see now that it really was an outside force moving both Merri and me along.  We were like light bulbs thinking the light was ours.  This was first noted at the Victoria, Canada airport.  We had taken nearly a month off for a deep purification-meditation session with an Indian healer at his remote home on Salt Spring Island.  While there, this vague itch began to focus itself.  There was no big picture yet (this would take over a decade to resolve), just one tiny first step.  I realized we needed to sell our house in Naples and move on.  I say this was a tiny first step, but actually that was huge!  Merri and I loved that house.  We had no entanglements, no debt, no mortgages.

Our kids had scattered to the four winds.  Francesca was in Costa Rica; Cinda in Portland, Ele in London and Cheri and Jake with us in Naples.  When one is continually on the move and the family scattered, the grounding of family and home is important!  Our Florida home was perfectly located in the middle of Portland, London and Costa Rica.  Those nine bedrooms had worked just right, one for Merri and me, one for granny and one for each of the kids, plus two were our offices.

There was one more problem.  By selling our house, we had nowhere to go.  What would we do?  Live in a tent?

I should have asked this question before I scratched my itch in Victoria at the airport because this is where we did end up living!  Victoria Airport at that time had one of the lousiest cafeterias in the world.  I will never forget the incredibly 50s sandwich (perhaps that was when it was prepared).  I had little enthusiasm as I unwrapped it, but even less enthusiasm for the conversation I was about to begin.  Merri loved our house and Naples.  These were her roots for thirty years and I was about to ask her to rip them out.  She really loved the place.  “More than me,” I thought.  Yet the itch was growing.  I had to scratch!  “Merri”, I said, “I am going to say something and if you do not agree, let’s forget we even started the conversation.”  (I was creating lots of back doors for a quick exit on this one.)

“You think we should sell our house and move, don’t you?” she said.  “I have been feeling the same way and agree.  Let’s do it!”  Talk about drop jaw!  I was so astounded that I could not talk.  My face was so frozen I could not even think about eating that sandwich (this was not a bad thing).  I had never even hinted this subject to that moment unless I talked in my sleep!

The fact that we both arrived in Victoria with the same thinking, at the same time and totally agreed to something that was totally outlandish and illogical should have been the next clue.  But again, I remind you we were not looking.  We had no idea that anything was happening at all.  Besides we could never have figured this out.

“Well, that’s settled,” I happily thought, “a 30 second conversation in which we carefully thought through the fact that we are about to uproot what seems, the very essence of our lives, abandon our family, friends, home, career, just about everything.  Glad we spent plenty of time on that!”

Over the days, weeks and months that followed, we created a plan.  Clues encouraged us.  For example, Merri refused to tell our staff who helped in the house and gardens that we were selling.   She refused to have a sign out front.   I continued to tell her how wrong it was that we did not discuss this with those who had helped us for years.  But the very week before the house closed, they came and asked to speak to us.  They told us that finally they were able to get good jobs in their field (they were all teachers who had immigrated from Guatemala ) and they would do their best to help us when they could!  What a relief!  What a plan that the powers of be had for us!

Then our daughter moved out of town.

Then our son had a job promotion that took him to Atlanta.  None of the family was left.

We had sold our Dominican condo and the North Carolina cabin.  We had our house in Naples for sale and we were changing our entire way of life, but that Naples house would not sell.  The listing just sat there for sale and would not move.   Good thing too, because we did not have a new place to go.

We finally bought a farm in the Blue Ridge and also bought a 950+ acre hacienda Rosapamba deep in the Andes.  The second those sales went through, our house in Naples sold.  In fact, it sold too soon because neither the farm nor the hacienda had a house in which we could live.  We moved into a tent.  Does this seem strange, moving from a huge, nine bedroom house into a 80 square foot COLEMAN tent.   Merri and I felt strangely proud, though we still did not understand why.


Our first home at our North Carolina farm.

Let me be clear, we had millions in the bank and in assets.  We did not have to live like this.  We chose to live like this because we felt we were led to do so.  We loved the process.

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Our home at the farm now… our dream made true

The lead you follow should be satisfying and attractive to you.   Your nature is to seek sweet aromas, not run from bad smells.  We enjoyed every step along the way.  It also could be the same for you too.

What is even more amazing is that when you follow the lead and look back you’ll see so much sense you may ask “Why didn’t I think of that before?”  The future only reveals itself in the present and the past, but there is a positive future that comes when you follow the lead that is presented.

The propelling drive behind these leads is your passion, not the desires of others.  Your friends and family may not understand the decisions you make.  When we moved into that tent, many of our friends and family probably began checking to see they could have us certified.  We began fixing an old Johnny Appleseed farm house and I continued to write what I am sure many readers said were, “strange things.”  There was no logic that we could see.  The moves were not related to making money, but our change led us to another fortune.  Every step we took was a most logical investing and business decision, that came in a most illogical way.

I am sharing these thoughts today because we in the US are living through such turmoil, in politics, economics, commerce, public safety, health care and so much more.  The dreams of the average American seem to be shattered and dimming.  Our choices seem pretty bad.

I am sending this to say “Keep up your spirits.  Live your most honorable and outrageous dreams”.  

“Illegitimi non carborundum.”

Don’t let this meltdown of American politics et al stop you from having dreams and don’t stop pursuing them, no matter how wild.


How to Create Mental Agility

Be smarter… more energetic…. healthier… more relaxed.

That’s the way to get ahead!

Create more income opportunity.  Reduce stress.  Improve your health.  Be naturally smarter… use Super Thinking.

You can improve your IQ in just weeks.

You might well ask… How is this possible?

Here’s how the scientists say it is possible.

A Wall Street Journal article entitled “Ways to Inflate Your IQ”(1)  show how you can be smarter and actually add matter to your brain.  The article says:

           Many people think of IQ as a genetic trait, like brown eyes or short legs: You’re born with it and you’re stuck with it.

Now, a growing body of research is showing that a person’s IQ can rise—and even fall—over the years.

Scores can change gradually or quickly, after as little as a few weeks of cognitive training, research shows.

British students were given IQ tests and brain scans at ages 12 to 16 and again about four years later.  9% of the students showed a significant change of 15 points or more in IQ scores.

The study published in Nature said that on a scale where 90 to 110 is considered average, one student’s IQ rose 21 points to 128 from 107, lifting the student from the 68th percentile to the 97th compared with others the same age. 

MRIs in this study showed changes in gray matter in areas corresponding to fluctuations in the kid’s skills.

There are practical steps people can take to see longer-term IQ changes.  New tasks stimulate the brain most.  Young adults given just one month of intense training in juggling, found an increase in the corresponding gray matter in the brain as early as seven days after the training began.

Fluctuations in IQ scores over time underscore the brain-boosting benefits of musical training and new experiences throughout a lifetime.

Music lessons are linked to higher IQ throughout life.  Six years’ lessons lifted children’s IQ scores an average 7.5 points.

 Improve the brain through music… without lessons.

Here’s the Super Thinking story…

The educational program Merri and I developed uses a form of brain wave integration that increases IQ.

Super Thinking uses frequency (in music and a number of other ways) to integrate brain waves so the process of absorbing, processing and recalling information is vastly accelerated.  The music creates the three C’s:  Calm, Clarity and Coherence.

This Super Thinking program is not a gimmick or trick… just advanced education.

Certain types of Baroque music are the base, and they make you smarter!


At least four best selling books, “Psychic Discoveries Behind the Iron Curtain”,  “Superlearning”, the “Mozart Effect” and “Superlearning 2000″ showed how to learn and think more powerfully based on systems drawn from the Bulgarian educational master, Dr. Georgi Lozanov.

This Baroque music tactic alone is so powerful that Small Business Innovation Research… an official site of the US government granted over $100,000 for the specific purpose they said was: to provide a method to remove barriers which hinder or prevent the employment of blind persons.  An innovative method, the Lozanov Learning System, is proposed to help train blind persons to become computer programmers and operators of automated equipment.

Merri was among just a few who learned this technique directly from Dr. Lozanov the time he visited the USA.

Our Super Thinking workshop enhanced this system with numerous other tactics.

We added slight alterations in nutrition that create a higher IQ.   Altered nutritional tips in Super Thinking can make anyone 25% smarter!

Baroque Music and nutrition are just part of seven, easy to use, learning techniques that make you smarter.

Gain any skill, from computers to athletics to conversational languages…in less time…two-to-five times faster.

Here’s a huge bonus.  Super Thinking also relieves stress.  Super Thinking is fun.

You can use a Super Thinking focus in everything:  health… earning… education… investing.

Super Thinking works on the learner first…the data second.  This system “grows the learner” rather than the information.

If you have 4.5 inches of information flowing through a 4 inch learning pipe, the solution is not to add another inch of information.  The answer is create a six inch IQ pipe!

Share our years of experience.

For nearly 50 years, Merri and I have conducted hundreds of courses and tours for tens of thousands, in dozens of countries (even behind the Iron Curtain).  Our Super Thinking Workshop has been one of the most profound.  Now the workshop is even better online because it condenses Super Thinking so you can increase your IQ, at home… right away.

The workshop shows how these mind expanding tactics can be applied to starting and running a business for extra income, to forex trading and investing.  Athletes of all types… golfing being one common sport benefit.  Our Super Thinking plan goes far beyond Lozanov and allows you to rapidly get smarter in every part of your life.

For example, real estate broker, Suzy Kurinsky took the workshop to help her learn Spanish.

She wrote: “You are the BEST!!! Your Seminar was fantastic! I am so excited. I had procrastinated fulfilling my continuing education for my Broker’s License and then just before my surgeries, I realized by expiration date isn’t Nov. 12th – it is Sept 12th. Prior to taking your course I had only completed 3 units of the required 45 units. I thought I would take your course and then complete my remaining 42 units over the next 2 weeks. However, I took one class exam on Saturday night, August 27th. I didn’t even take the cellophane off the required Course manuals until after I saw the two of you today less than 5 hours ago! I used your techniques and completed 39 units of continuing education today. I have now completed all 45 units. All of my test scores were in the 90.6-96% range.  My course exam information is listed below. I just wanted to let you know how valuable your course was to me. Thanks again!”

Super thinking can improve almost anything you do… faster, better, more fun and with less stress.

Another attendee to the Super Thinking Workshop sent this note.

 Thank you for the wonderful workshop on Super Learning + Spanish!  I really enjoyed the workshop and getting to know you.   I can see several ways to apply what I learned in the classes I teach.

Since I returned home, I have purchased some of the CDs of Baroque music and thought about which specific pieces will work best in different parts of my classes.  I am also reading Perfect Health by Deepak Chopra.  I found your discussion of this book to be very helpful in showing how to balance one’s life.  I have adjusted my daily schedule, and I can already notice a difference in my productivity.

Super Thinking can help improve your health. Super Thinking can make you rich and add richness to your life.

However the time, travel expense and workshop cost (delegates have paid up to $999) have prohibited many from getting this benefit.

That’s why we have created the workshop in electronic form.  Get Super Thinking online for less than fifty bucks.

You can order the online Super Thinking Workshop here ($49.95)

Relax in the Secret Rose Garden.

The workshop is divided into two parts.  Part one is the application… the sessions that tell you exactly what to do, what music to use and even includes two recorded sessions based around a secret rose garden that you can use.  We have kept this portion short and simple so you can easily start immediately.

Part two is a longer portion on theory.

Part one is enough.

Super Thinking is like jogging… giving results if you simply do it!

You do not have to know why Super Thinking works to increase your IQ.   But Part Two explains why you are getting the good results from Part One, if you want to know.

You might ask…”Will it work for me”?

The Super Thinking Workshop will help increase your IQ.

Our guarantee.

I guarantee it.  Order the Super Thinking Workshop.  Use it for two months.  If you are not totally satisfied… in any way, during that time, simply let me know and I’ll send a full refund… immediately… no questions asked.

Order the online Super Thinking Workshop here ($49.95)

Another Super Thinking workshop attendee wrote: Listening to the two of you during our time together has suddenly got me to thinking, and although some of the ideas still seem foreign to me,  I am at a point in my life now where I can say, “anything is possible”.   I am now willing to embrace and allow myself to experience the world of possibility and let it take me in directions I may have in the past resisted.  I really don’t know where all this is going to lead me but I am now willing to explore, develop and grow.   Thank you again for a wonderful four days!!

Inflation is a cheat… a crime when it comes to money.  Inflating your IQ to beat inflation is simple good sense.  Learn Super Thinking now with no risk.  Begin to increase your intelligence today.

Order the online Super Thinking Workshop  $49.95.


(1) Read Wall Street Journal article Ways to Inflate Your IQ

(2) See government grant records on teaching blind persons with the Lozanov method