About Me, Rev. Mary, a rather extensive Bio


WHO AM I ?

I AM KNOWN AS AN INTERNATIONALLY AWARDED AND RECOGNIZED HUMAN RIGHTS ACTIVIST AND CANNABIS ADVOCATE, ARTIST, DESIGNER, EDUCATOR, INVENTOR, MINISTER, POET LAURETTE, PUBLIC SPEAKER, WRITER, AND WEB MASTER

WHILE MAKING LEGAL HISTORY IN THE U.S. COURTS STANDING FIRM ON MY BELIEFS, SCIENCE AND THE FACTS.

I must say I don't know where to start...???

There is so much to tell you... I hope you will bare with me... As I try to just cover what I see as some of the more " Important Information and Highlights " so you will know what I am about and who I am.

So I guess I'll start with my background, education & credentials.

I attended High School in Mo, where I was born and raised... "St.Charles West & Fort Zumwalt Districts".
I was moved to Kentucky, before I could finish and married a Ky. boy at the ripe old age of 15.

No, I wasn't pregnant, just hopping out of the frying pan and into the fire...

Up until this time, my major areas of study were Art, Music, and Religion... Many of which were private studies... My mother ( a Native American raised in the foster care system ) was an artist and trained me constantly, I was a member of the Art Club in high school, as well as Band, Girl Scouts, 4-H, J.A., Color Guard, Pom Pom Squad, Twirlers, Chorus, Softball, Basketball, Track, BMX Racing, and a Speed Skater, before and during this time.

As well as being a member of several churches throughout the years, thanks to my mother as well. I went to and Graduated from the Local Baptist Church Kinder Garden, was baptized the youngest member of the church to qualify at that time. I was 4yrs old.

I was baptized in many denominations after this, Mom wanted to be sure she would find the truth, and the true church... She had read in the word, the K.J.V. of the Bible that there was only one... and admitted she didn't know which one ??? So she would try to be safe and get us through all of them.
I wanted to know what they were about too, I had questions I needed answers to, so I studied their doctrines.

I was also interested in raising money for " M.D.A." and was very active, throwing a carnival for the M.D.A. Cause from early on. When I was 6yrs.old, with the help of my mother and biggest supporter and disability at the time... Raising over $600.00 for the cause in our neighborhood and ending me up on the " Jerry Lewis Telethon in 1971 ". Later in life I would understand my need, my desire to help this cause and many others...

In June of 1985, I went to take my " G.E.D. which is = 2 a High School Diploma" and passed the test with no study or classes, and was awarded my " General Educational Diploma ".

I was 20yrs. old, at the time, and had been married for 5yrs. That year I began studying " Biblical Research with The Way International " and in May of 1986, I received my " Certificate of Completion in Foundational Biblical Research & Power of Abundant Living ".

During these years I found myself living in Ark., where my father was born and raised. My mother was from Mo. as I. In this same year I volunteered my time at the Local Woman's Shelter and " Received my Training Certificate in Working with Abused Children ". While working there I was also asked to help publish their " Local News Letter ".

This same year... I had a poem published in a book to raise money and call attention to abuse for another group named " Youth Bridge, Inc." The poem titled "No One Can Touch Me" was written on my own experience as a survivor of child abuse and incest.

I was also " Trained and Licensed " as a " School Bus Driver " that year. In the spring of 1987, I applied to and was excepted to " University of Ark., Fayetteville ". I attended school there from the fall of 87- 89, with majors in Art & Psychology, and minors in Martial Arts & Education.

While in my first semester of classes there I gave birth to my only child, a son.

This same year as Recognized by the " Library of Congress" for " Outstanding Academic Achievement " for being conditionally admitted on G.E.D. and finishing my first semester with a " 4.0 G.P.A.", I was seeking a B.F.A. in Fine Arts a 5yr. Degree.

It is interesting to Note... and you will find this funny latter I am sure... While entering school at U of Ark... During my testing and such... They felt I should major in Law... and I felt there were too many greedy Lawyers on the face of the earth already... So I concentrated on a Teaching Degree in Art.

The next semester I went through a divorce. Shortly after the birth of my son, I awoke in severe pain and " paralyzed " in the left side of my body including my face and both legs... For a few days at first, than off an on, a week here, days there, until finally I was forced to withdraw from school because, I was left completely disabled for more than a year flat on my back in a bed. I then became homeless, because I was ill, unable to work and due to the divorce in which I gave up my home against the advise of my attorney to avoid paying for a long fight I did not want or have strength for at that time... in court.

Eventually, I would be diagnosed with " M.S.", and " M.D.A." would pay for and provide part of my testing during this time. But for many years doctors misdiagnosed me and even told me I was crazy or it was all in my head... As they prescribed me anti-depressants... After I had fought so hard to get clean from their drugs and addiction handed and taught to me as a child in their society.

While attending classes there at U of A, I was placed into the " Student Art Show " where I took " Third Place " in " Student Competition ".

Between the year I was married in 81 until now, I worked many jobs, as well as Freelancing as an Artist, I was displayed in many local Galleries, Art & Craft Festivals, and was even " Featured on the Local T.V. News " for my work and talent. I had also opened a " Wood Shop " on my property, where I crafted handmade and hand carved Cedar Boxes, my now, ex would eventually snort it all up his nose.

After years of struggling to over come my illness, ignorance, disability, and addictions... I returned to my studies...

First in " Religion " privately. Then in 1990, the " Martial Arts " privately to improve my strength, health and discipline. This would lead me into " Teaching Martial Arts " with a group called the " S.C.A. Society for Creative Anachronism " in 1991, with-in a year I had been " Elected to Arts and Science Officer ", this would put me " in charge of " Teaching Mid-evil Arts and Sciences over the Nashville area of Tenn." as well as in charge of " Fund-Raising ". I would help take our classes into the city schools as well as local events, we became very active. We held regular bi- weekly classes at the " Cumberland Science Museum " in " Mid-evil Arts & Sciences " as well. Everything from mid-evil calligraphy and painting to mid-evil cooking and fighting. During this time I would be " Featured " twice in the " T.V. News " for my fighting ability, once on " Channel 5 in Nashville ", the other on a " Local News Channel in Mississippi", where I had fought in a tourney there.

In 1992, I was injured in a car accident, I was hit, and sandwiched between two cars, and suffered " 3 ruptured disk in my neck and 2 in my lower back ", this combined with the " illness I was already fighting ", ended my tourney fighting. At that time I was seen as one of the best in the known world. It was said, " I would be the first woman in history to win crown." I was quite surprised to learn that today I am known as a legend around S.C.A. camp fires... The legend of "Cup Cake". LOL ! Funny story...

I received " 3 Awards " in 91 for " Calligraphy, Poetry, and Costume Design " from the society (S.C.A.) As well as being " Honored as a Fighter/Warrior ", having won many tokens in battle, by being offered and serving in a position on the Baronial Guard = guard to the Baron and his Baroness of the Barony in which I lived and taught in.

Then in Nov. of 93, I received a " Certificate of Distinction in the Family Preservation Program ". This was in Ky. where I had ended up once again.

In the fall of 94, I applied to and was excepted to W.K.U. " Western Kentucky University " and I began classes in the spring of 95. Here I majored in Fine Arts Education & English, minored in Religion and Psychology. While in my first semester I was again placed into the " Student Art Show " and again I " Placed " in Student Competition. However, due to my health once again was forced to withdraw in the middle of my 3rd semester...

In 1995, I received my " Certificate of Ordination into the Ministry " from a local " Universal Life Church " and I was " Licensed through the state of Ca. " and then " in the state of Ky. ". " U.L.C. is a non-denominational church". I then started a street Ministry called " Diverse Sanctuary " in this same year.

In 1996, I received my certificate for " Parent Council Training ", Barren River Dist.. In that same year I received a " Certificate of Recognition " for " Loyal and Courageous Efforts " in " being a caregiver of children with special needs." As well as being " Nominated " for " Outstanding Child Advocate of Warren County", for children with special needs to Gov. Paul Patton's office, by the local Life Skills office. Who would also published " No One Can Touch Me " in their newsletter named " F.A.S.T.P.A.C.E.D.".

In Aug. of that same year I was " Certified " by " Judge Jo Ann S. Coleman " as " Advocate and Counselor, to the courts, for addiction and domestic violence."

During 1996 I became pyschically connected to a kid-napping of a local child, " girl ", here in B.G., Kentucky. My son had played with many times... They were friends. Her family neighbors. I had just came home from the hospital that morning... I had nearly died while there and was still very weak. As soon as I got home and walked into my door my phone rang... It was my neighbor Nell's and she was panicked... The child had just been taken a few moments earlier... I told her I had to go... I needed to contact police. I was having intense visions instantly... I was connected... and I could see what was happening... I contacted police and attempted to warn them and provide them with important information in locating the child... I knew they did not have much time... I even had drawn a sketch of the abductor and turned it in to police... My drawing abilities are remarkable... I am an Award Winning Artist.... Faces, portraits being a specialty of mine.

Needless to say... I was laughed at... Asked, " what drugs I was doing ? " ... Ridiculed... Disregarded... The sketch I did with-in the first 72 hours... How ever " was kept " as evidence ???

Until, a year later... When they found her body " where I said they would... If they refused to listen to me."

Then the F.B.I. phoned me and wanted to know how I knew and what I knew ??? I told them listen to their tapes of our phone conversations... I gave them all they needed to find him... Including a picture of him that they changed, when they released it... They had their artist redo my sketch and cut her abductors hair ???

Aprox. 1 year later... Around 98... I was being haunted by visions in connection with another missing child... A little girl in Florida.

This night the TV was on and " Unsolved Mysteries " was on... and this same child came on their show... So I picked up the phone and called their hot-line... Knowing they used psychics and did not disregard them. I proceeded to tell the woman who answered their hot-line what I had seen in a vision... about the little girl... and where they could locate the body and how she died, how and where she would be found... She asked me to hang on hold for a minute... and when she returned, she requested, that they be able to add me to their " List of Known Psychics."

That they knew, " I could not have known this information..." but that they also knew, and what had not yet been aired in the news or been announced publicly as of that moment... was they had just found the girls body... then... she admitted, " she was shocked." Because they had found the child's body exactly where I said it would be found, located... " under a water bed mattress at a neighbor boys house " and " exactly as I said it would be found... with the little girls feet and hands bound by shoe strings or white cotton rope... behind her back." His mother had found the body just a few hours before I had called in about it... After she had gone into help her son clean his room.

PSYCHIC ABILITY & MY PSYCHIC TEST SCORES FOR THOSE WHO DOUBT

http://diversesanctuary.ning.com/page/psychic-ability-my-psychic

Just one of the reasons I know the F.B.I. has a file on me.

Also in between this time... in 1997, I opened " Creations Studio & Gallery " which Featured works of Local and Regional Artist, as well as my own.

I received a " Certificate of Merit ", "Great Mom Award", Grolier Books in Dec. of that year... and in Jan. of 1998, I would receive the " Helping Hand Award " at my son's school, " Dishman McGinnis ".

I would be asked by the Local Arts Paper in Feb. of that year to write a column for the paper " The Amplifier ", called " The Craft Box ". I would be " Featured " as a " Columnist " and write it monthly for a year, From March of 98 to March of 99.

I would also enter and take a " Award of Honorable Mention " in " Women of the Arts " competition and exhibition, at The Medical Center, in the fall of 98, for a sculpture found pictured on my Gallery page, here in this site, called " Spirit Transpired ", it would then be showcased at the " Capitol Arts Gallery ", and in Local T.V. News, News Papers, and on their Local Cable T.V. Show. After this Capitol Arts would approach me about " Teaching Demonstrations " for the public, so " I accepted their invitation to teach publicly " and worked with them up until 2001.

In 99 I would end up closing " Creations Studio & Gallery " due to my health, and many other pending issues.

In 2000, I would end up teaching with a local baptist church at their request, named " Living Hope ", where " I taught arts & crafts to adults, as well as in the vacation bible school that year to the children ". They would also ask me to become " Co-Producer " on a play and video movie, called " The Living Hope Easter Pageant ", about the life of Christ and his death. I worked on the " Set Design and Construction ". It was an awesome project, I enjoyed it very much.

I was also contacted by the " News Center of channel 13 ABC W.B.K.O. " that year because I had received a " Nomination for The Jefferson Award ", a national award that honors individuals who do significant public service work in their community...

In the same year, I would volunteer to Campaign for Gatewood Galbriath, my attorney and friend. Who was a candidate for the Governor's office.

During this year... While in court... I will explain this later... I would be told that it wasn't " M.S.", that I suffered from at all, when I was taken to a bed and wheelchair again, as I had been many times through the years. But " an extremely rare disease " called " Stiff Man's Syndrome or S.M.S ", over the years my diagnosis had changed many times, to this day Neurologist still disagree on what it is that I have. For me it doesn't change my symptoms, just because they change the name of the illness. Now, all these yrs. later known as " S.P.S. Stiff Person's Syndrome ". I was the first woman diagnosed so I was told... And the third person on the earth diagnosed with this illness at the time according to Neurologist, Dr. Blaine Lisner of B.G.

In 2001, I would find my self married for a fourth-fifth time...? Depending on what you consider to be a marriage ? and living in Ohio. That year I would volunteer to work with Ohio's Campaign for New Drug Policies, to get a proposed " Constitutional Amendment on the Ballot " for Decrim and that we did... Just no one then showed up to vote ?

I would be asked to speak at the " Global Marijuana March " for " Cures, not Wars Rallies ", held each year in the first weekend of May, in cities all over the U.S.A... I spoke in both Lexington, Ky. and the next day in Cincinnati, Ohio. To share my story and to educate the public. Again, I would make the Local News in both states. I have continued to be a " Public Speaker " at these events, and events such as these each year since.

In 2002, I would be " Licensed " by the state of Ohio as a " Minister ", and would open " Diverse Sanctuary's Gate House Retreat " on my property in Ky.. Where I held classes, opened a library of religious and spiritual literature and offered a Hemp Bed & Breakfast... Which also offered Weddings, Ceremonies, and Honeymoon packages... Nearly a year later, it too would be closed, because of legal issues... I will also explain latter.

Then there is this " Network ", I started building in 02 with my first site which was intended for business I thought, http://www.designingyourworld.com LOL ! It just never worked out that way... Because of a vision that was given to me... during that time. It was a vision after all that told me I had to get on-line if I was going to make it in the future. This is why I thought income... LOL ! Which never happened as a result and was obviously not the direction he would lead me in. Not bad for someone who has taught themselves everything I needed to know to build it, or operate a computer, when I was computer phobic, a little over 7 years ago. It is the result of vision and 7 years intense study and labor, in the midst of all the rest of life's struggles.

In 2003, I signed an " Advanced Development Agreement " with " Invent-Tech " for my " Design Invention, Gliders " and again be " Featured " in a Local News Paper and called " Revolutionary ". I would also find out in a few years... " Invent-Tech " had ripped me off for a lot of money... I would also be reminded that corporations could snuff a good idea or invention, if it lent to much competition to an already existing profitable product or market place.

In 2004, I would be notified that I was a " Semi-Finalist" for " International Poet of the Year ", this same year... For a poem I wrote titled " It's a Lie" and it was published in a book of Classic Poetry, a " Collection of the Years Best ". I have also received the " Editors Choice Award, an Outstanding Achievement Award, and a Poet of Merit Award " for this same poem and it is published to a CD Collection called "The Sounds of Poetry" ,a collection of the " Top 30 Poems of the Year " by " The International Library of Poetry " This poem was also added to the " World's Largest Poem for Peace " sponsored by The International Society of Poets and presented to the Secretary General of the United Nations in 2004 and is placed next to former President " Bill Clinton's " and the " Dalai Lama's "... This poem is about prohibition and the drug war lie.

On Sept. 18th, 2004, I was " Nominated and Voted in " to "Represent" OPN, Ohio Patients Network, (a network of more than 1000 patients in Ohio, who need medical marijuana) in Washington DC, on Oct.4th & 5th of this year. As well as " Nominated " to and excepting the position of " OPN Membership Liaison " where eventually I would hold three positions on their Board. I had worked with this group with in that last year volunteering at events & participating in Pal Talk discussions. I had also formed a group in Ky. a few years earlier in 2002, through my ministry, named "Stop the Ignorance" The Never Ending War On Drugs. Whom I had already planned to represent in DC. on the 5th of Oct. I was the first patient to speak and publicly address " D.H.H.S. in D.C. " when " A.S.A." exercised the " Data Quality Act " as we served them with the medical evidence... and a " Petition with over 7000 American Doctors Signatures " names " Declaring Marijuana's Medical Value and Demanding it be Rescheduled " as suggested in the " Institute of Medicine's Report : Assessing the Science Base ".

In Nov. of 2004, I was asked by " Nobel Publishing " for a poem, to be published in a book titled, " Labors of Love " The poem I chose, is titled, "Particles of Light" it was published in Feb. 2005.

In Dec. of 2008, I was presented a " Certificate " by the " Arbor Day Foundation " of Support and Appreciation for recognizing the beauty the trees bring to our world and their importance to the future of our planet Earth.

In August of 2009, I received a Certificate of Recognition for Achievement of the Highest Order from of all places the U.S.A. Honors Society including provisional membership information. and a couple of months latter in Oct. of the same year, I received notice that I had made it into the list/Registry of "WHO'S WHO REGISTRY OF 2009" As I was also recognized by CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY for my past accomplishments... "

I have through out the years... Spoken, taught and demonstrated at so many marches, protest, events, festivals... and volunteered time, worked with and given to so many large Groups and Orgs. ... They are too numerous to possibly mention all of them.

Now that covers much of my education and most of my credentials. Most...

I believe that life experience is a very important part of who we are, what we know, and what we are able to teach...

So, I may shock you by what I am about to share with you. Yet, I hope it provides you with insight and learning...

I was raised in a very dysfunctional home, as most people today... I am a product of emotional, physical, and sexual abuse.

Handed down through the generations...

The years of abuse I lived in, suffered and learned. Taught me to abuse myself. I did this in many different ways throughout the years. First by " smoking cigarettes " at 8 yrs. old, until today. An addiction, I am still fighting with, even while fighting cancer. This is "America's Gateway Drug", despite the propaganda...

Next, was alcohol, the next " Gateway Drug "... At first sneaking it from my parents, or others. By 11yrs. old I was shoplifting a fifth a couple of times a week, by 15 the year I married my first husband. I was drinking a fifth a day or better, nearly everyday. I had mastered the art of making my own beer, and wine. As well as, pouring rubbing alcohol through bread to have my daily drink. Cough medicine, mouthwash, anything to get my drug, even moonshine. I have drank and loved it with the passion I live with.

I found pot, cannabis, marijuana... when I was about 11, after I started hanging out with the kids that drank... By this time I was looking for anything to numb the pain I was living in from the abuse, the reason why I started drinking... I had tried to commit suicide a few times without success by this time as well, it also learned and handed down as a coping skill...

By the time I was 11 yrs.old, the Doctors had introduced me to pills, prescribing me drugs to calm me down, because I was an out of control child and depressed. Their way of fixing the abuse and incest I was living in... I was told my father made too much money and that the welfare system and social services could not provide for me as well as my parents, even though I was being abused and molested by them, and that the state could send me to summer camp once a yr so I would not be abused for 1 month each year, that it would provide me with a vacation from the abuse, counseling through the weeks, and medication to help me cope with it.... But that this was all they could do... So, I learned how to numb the pain with pills, counseling strategies and how manipulate the doctors... and to Doctor Shop.

At around 14 my girlfriends were getting into speed to lose weight... I just used it to get energy, to get through the day... I was still using all their other drugs, downers, pain pills, muscle relaxers, psychotropics (all prescribed by someone too someone) and alcohol... Now, I was speed-balling, as it is called. Still suicidal and had overdosed successfully a few times by now... Even though some how I was still alive ???

As I've already stated at 15, I was married (to my first husband). That is when addiction took on a whole new meaning in my life, or I had found another drug, called relationships. One reason I had married so many times... They were also an addicts. My husbands... They all had their drugs, as different as they was...

It was during my first marriage when I was 15, when I also discovered L.S.D. or Acid, from here on I would go on to use almost every drug available on streets, telling myself, as long as I never stuck a needle in my arm I was not an addict, or like those people... I had seen many of them... and wasn't going to be one of them... and that I wasn't one of them as long as the Doctor gave me my shots... LOL !

This (my first) marriage was very abusive (like all the other 4 since) and I did my best to lye in my bed (each time), that I had made for myself, believing that marriage was for life (each time), until death do you part. Remember, I said earlier I was a church going girl. I believed in and loved God and his word very much during and through-out all of this and was just ignorant enough for awhile to believe the vows I said had come from scripture and were the will of God. I tried to live up to them each time even though once I had learned they were not. Because they were vows I had made before God. This nearly killed me a few times. Trying to maintain this honor. But I do not believe... God meant for our spouses to kill us.

When I was 18, I found out I was pregnant the first time. So, I started trying to clean up and I quit everything. This left me in D.T.S. at first, I used pot to get through the D.T.S., and then I moved to Arkansas at that time, (not only to help my grandmother, who was blind, with my grandfather who had been left paralyzed by strokes) but to get away from the temptation of using with the old crowd, my so called friends... A step my husband didn't want to take, so I tried dragging him along with me, kicking and screaming.

We had already had problems before this, but this only made things worse. Then I lost my first child in my eighth mo., after lifting on my grandfather trying to put him back in his bed... That, was a log on the fire... My husband was angry and cold. I choose to use old coping skills and got drunk. He would drink and abuse me, than I'd drink some more and use again. It was a vicious circle..

I lost three more children, 2 pregnancies, a set of twins (the last) during this marriage before the birth of my son. (None of the miscarriages had anything to do with drugs or abuse of drugs... Later I would find out why I had such a hard time carrying...) I would get clean, he would abuse me... I'd end up pregnant... I'd miscarry, he'd get angrier, abuse me more... and I use some more...We blamed each other...

That's when I started studying, started educating myself again, taking classes.

First in religion and biblical research, turning to God for the answers. Then a boss of mine said something about college, a dream, I had forgotten about and never thought possible... I was told I wasn't good enough, and didn't have enough money for that. No one had ever encouraged me to attempt that. I had dreamed of it. Yet the schools I attended while growing up never even acted as if it was an option.

I had grown up admiring my dad's mother, the blind grandmother in Arkansas, who had lead me to Arkansas. Her name written in the sidewalk in front of " Old Main ", the first building on the University of Arkansas's Campus where she had attended, when she was younger, in a time when not many women were higher educated. She was amazing to me, I would study the way she did everything. Her house was always clean, she made everything from scratch, including soap from lard. All blind. I would wait until she left the room and then run over and I'd close my eyes and try to do it as good as she did. LOL ! I found I wasn't good at it at all... Being blind that is... Later I would also understand this need to understand how she did it...

I told my boss, I could never afford college and had never graduated from high school, because I had married. He told me about the G.E.D. and Grants and Scholarships. How they would help me pay for school...

That got me thinking, maybe I could go to college. I started checking into it and found out if I could and what I had to do. That's when I got my G.E.D. and applied to the " University of Arkansas " and got excepted...Wow! It was all so amazing to me and I soaked it up, and I still am...

That's also when I found out I was pregnant with my son. The doctor said, I couldn't carry and go to classes, with my history... I would have to lay in bed through the pregnancy. I had a history of miscarriage, addiction, abuse, suicide attempts, and I had been having many health problems for a long time... Fatigue, muscle pain, weakness, loss of appetite, loss of balance, loss of muscle control... I told him if " God " wanted me to give birth, I would. That he was the one in control... Not him... that I had laid in bed for three months of the last pregnancy, and lost my children anyway. I felt God wanted me to go to school, so I went.

I gave birth to my son in Oct. of 1987, took my son to classes with me after he was born. I had talked to my professors about it at the beginning of the semester when I found out and explained I did not want to break bonding with my child after he was born... I also explained he might not be born, that I was determined to go to school, and leaving it in God's hands... One female professor gave me a hard time and told me I should go home and stay home, that I had no business being there. I dropped her class, and signed up for another one.

I had some of the best professors anyone could ever ask for, they went out of their way to accommodate me, even helping to care for my son, while I was in their classrooms. I'm not sure if it was my ignorance, school, the birth of my son, the illness that slapped me in the face, when I awoke in severe pain and paralyzed one morning in almost my entire body (as mentioned previously above).

It could have been my fight with illness, school, sobriety or a combination of all that ended my marriage, that year. We had been married 8 yrs. our son 6 mo. old when it ended.

Maybe as the old saying goes we just grew apart...

My illness would be another battle, that would never end. Like my addiction... As well as, another threat to my sobriety... Prescription drugs has always been a battle in my life.

Because, doctors love to write prescriptions... Pharmaceutical companies pay them kick backs to do so... Health Care and Medicine is Big Business. I didn't fully understand this completely at first... I just trusted they were there to help me and heal me... As I had always been told... There is no money or profit in healing... Money is made by writing the next prescription, and the next... It wasn't until, a neighbor I had recognized some side effects I was having, she was a nurse, and she asked me if the doctors had me on medication. I told her of all the drugs they had me on, and she told me not to just trust them. That they were paid to write prescriptions. That I needed to read about the things they were prescribing me, educate myself, on my illness, and treatment options... Because they weren't really about healing... (and an epiphany occurred)

I would struggled with this for years, trying to remind myself not to just trust them. But when you are in pain, crippling... For instance, one morning I awoke in severe pain and all my fingers had twisted completely around backwards. That kind of pain and just the sight of it, the fear... that sets in... All makes you run to a doctors and beg them for help... 8 specialist looked on my x-rays scratching their heads, whispering to one another, they had never seen this before, they were amazed they were not broken, but did not know what to do or how it had occurred... So they wrapped them down on tongue depressors, with tape tightly, as to straighten them. Gave me a bag of tongue depressors, a roll of tape, lot's of muscle relaxers, and pain pills and sent me home.

This is the way it would be for years, they would play guessing games, and prescribe me lots of pills to kill the pain. It was easy to justify taking all their drugs, for my pain. Hell they made me legal and somewhat OK... Not to mention, I wanted to believe they were trying to help me...

Eventually, forced to quit school, by the illness attacking me, divorce, now a dead beat ex who refused to pay his child support, even after I gave him the house (against my lawyers advise), being unable to work due to illness... I would be left homeless with my child who was now a little more than a year old. Unable to care for myself or him. I had no one to turn to but the family who had raised and abused me. Who were in Ky..They took in my son, but there was not room for me. I ended up on a cot, in a tent, in a field behind their house. I was paralyzed nearly completely by now. I lay and worried for my child, inside the house and prayed he was alright and at the same time was grateful for the little care they gave me and him.

Because, I was homeless, battling addiction, illness, and in distress... All of which affected my thinking process and had no address to write on their forms at times, so with out an address, I was told there was no aid or help from outside sources... and no one suggested to me to just get a P.O. Box for an address to write down on their forms.

As the weather grew cold, as the winter drew near, and the snow fell... The cold and dampness only increased my pain. One night as I laid in the cold, and my pain. I felt as if I was going to die. Angry, I began to scream out at the Lord. I asked him if he was just going to leave me here to die after all of this, that I had already survived...??? In fact I told him, I guess you are just going to let me lay here and die...! and then He said to me, "If that is what you want to do..." I thought how hateful that was of him...? I said, what do you mean if it is what I want to do ? I have no choice ? I'm in pain and cannot move... He said to me, "You have always had a choice and have always been in pain and it has never stopped you from moving before..." That which stops you is in the mind, you must discipline your mind to dealing with the pain... As you already know..."

I said, I cannot walk... He said to me, " Who told you that ? " This shocked me because... These were the same words he had said to Adam in the garden, when he was hiding from the lord and this confused me... So I began to think. What does he mean, who told me that ? Then I remembered, back when it all began years before, the morning my fingers were all upside down. All the doctors whispering... One of them had said, eventually, I would not be able to walk, that I would be crippled by this. Then I said to the father, is that it, is that what you are talking about ? Then he said to me,"They planted a seed in your mind, which has taken root, you have allowed it to grow... It is up to you, your choice... Weed your garden" Angry I said again, but I hurt, I can not walk. Then he said to me, "You can put your faith in them, the doctors, men, or me your heavenly father. It is your choice. I told you to discipline your mind, and deal with your pain there, and not with the drugs that make these men rich, that keep you coming back to them for more... You've been taking those drugs are you better as a result of it ? I have given you all you need in the herb of the field..." I was shocked and laid there all night unable to think of anything else, but the words he had said to me...

I knew he was right, I had put my faith in men, and I knew that this was wrong according to the word. I had done the same thing in my marriage, only to be disappointed...

So I stopped taking the medicine and I began to discipline my mind to deal with the pain. This was not easy and did not happen over night. In fact it is a minute to minute thing daily... and much work...

I remembered my teachings in the martial arts, and recovery. As well as the teachings of Jesus, and the new testament on the subject of discipline of the spirit and mind ... I began to take the one good arm, and hit my legs, move them, with my hand, massage them, and my other arm, force them to move, and feel. I taught myself to ignore the pain, and not feed it by giving it my time and thought. I found the more I concentrated on the pain, the more it grew and the worse it got. So I refused to feed it my time and mind. I remembered the herb of the field and when I was sick from not taking the medicine or the pain was too great for me to deal with, I used marijuana, the one I knew of at the time... In stead of popping a pill.

I also began to study other herbs, but marijuana I knew was not addictive like the other drugs I had taken, and I knew it would relax my twisted muscles and ease my pain and addiction. I knew it also helped me to eat. With-in a few weeks, I got up on a walker... I would fight to walk on my own again, I've been fighting every day since... I've spent a few months in bed since then, a few years on that walker and in a wheelchair... and 14 yrs in courts... Now, I use a cane or two when I need them, and some days I still need the chair or end up in bed. Many days I don't need any of it at all outside my herbs.

There has been much that has happened since then. That was in 1989, nearly three years after the birth of my son, a year, after I was forced to quit school in the summer of 1988. In the fall of 89, I attempted to return to school. To soon...

I was still too sick. I barely made it through a few of my classes, the ones I could complete, was forced to with-drawl, from the ones I couldn't. I had to accept to let it go for awhile, and concentrate on just taking care of my child and my health.

It came down to an old Japanese philosophy about a sinking ship. If the ship is sinking and your whole family and everyone you care about is on the ship, who do you save first ? The correct answer is yourself. For if you cannot save you, how will you save the rest ?

Many things has happened in my life since then. I have married 4 more times, substituting relationships and abuse as my drug, for awhile. I even learned to mutilate myself trying to find away to deal with the pain, by cutting myself, or burning myself with cigarettes. Trying to put my pain out there for the world to see and for it to heal.

I have been drugged, tied up, held prisoner, strangled, stabbed, set on fire, burned, shot at and had guns put in my mouth and other places..., As well as unmentionable things done to me, I have been beaten and raped violently, and left for dead. I have tried many times to take my own life by suicide, only to find out I am not that powerful.

That it is not really mine to take, for it belongs to God. I have given myself away seeking love, and sold myself for it, to survive and feed my son, to provide for him when I was to sick and ignorant of a better way... Putting my faith in men again and again, as well as in me...

Only to find out we just don't know all we think we know, or what is best for us, in the end... We know nothing at all compared to the "Great Spirit".

I have worked many jobs throughout the years, when I could, or was allowed. I have gone to jail many times, for trying to defend myself, and protect my life. Only to find I must be willing to let it go. I have survived the loss of 7 children, three more miscarriages after the birth of my son. Some of which were beaten and raped out of me.

I have raised my son, for the most part on my own, minus the year I was paralyzed that he spent with my family, while I laid in that tent, without relying on welfare, and taking advantage of charity or the system. Though, I did get disability later and state paid child support for a few short years, only when I needed it the most, a lot of which I later paid back in to the state.

I have buried my baby sister, and both sets of grandparents. I have been diagnosed with many illnesses since, like tumors, cancer, emphysema, P.T.S.D. post-traumatic stress disorder, and the same open-angle glaucoma that took my grandmothers sight, now is taking mine... (Explaining my need to understand how my Grandmother did everything...)

I have been struck by cars, and lightning, bitten by deadly spiders, fallen from great heights, jumped, been pronounced dead a couple of times... and survived it all.

With-in all of this, I have learned many lessons and gained strength, as well as great insight. It is all these things that have lived through that has shaped me into the person I am today.

That allows me to understand and minister onto the needs of others and bare witness to the miracles that I have seen and been given.

That feeds my creative nature to paint, sculpt, write, teach, even dance.

When I was never to walk again... All by the Grace of God. I have learned to take all the crap I was given and plant pretty flowers in it. So it is all this that comes to mind when people say," Mary, Mary, quite contrary how does your garden grow ?"

Not to mention, when I find the urge to judge another, I remind myself where I've been, what I myself have done, and would have rather done had I known a better way... and what I know now. Just enough to know God knows more than I, or any other human. So I look to his wisdom and understanding constantly, while trying to remind myself, there is a reason for all things, with-in his great design. That I am here to learn and teach what I have already learned, to witness to the unfolding of his great design, to serve, to minister to others and to help fight the ignorance that still threatens to destroy my spirit. That still seeks to destroy my life, my world, the spirits and world of those around me... To help heal the world and let my light shine as a guide to the truth that lies with-in it all...

My Legal Battles and Personal Fight Over Medical Marijuana Rights...

In 1988, I began using Marijuana as a Medicine, as well as other herbs.

It is not the only herb I use, just one of many... But it is the fact that it is a tax controlled substance, not illegal, but controlled by a tax, that we are not given in the last decade an opportunity to pay...??? That leads me to write... and brought me into this fight...

For many years I managed to medicate myself without problem, but as I was convinced of the good it could do, I slowly became an out spoken advocate for the medicine and began to petition for it.

In 1993, my 6 yr.old son, was diagnosed with A.D.H.D., which it was evident by the time he had turned 1 yr. old he was different, extremely smart, gifted... This caused many issues... but I couldn't get anyone to care or listen to me about it until he started to school.

Up until then I was told by Doctors that I had watched to many talk shows. For the next 3 1/2 yrs. he would be placed on one medication after the next, against my wishes, I was a child given drugs, who had learned addiction. Desperate for help and threatened by the state and the courts... I allowed them, out of fear of loosing my child... Who had threatened to take him away, if I did not allow them to medicate. Because according to them I was not looking out for his medical health.

For three yrs. he suffered terrible mood swings, outburst, nose bleeds, high blood pressure, weight gain, and many other side effects. In 1996 after I could see a Doctor had made a terrible error, that could have cost my son his life, and knowing what I knew about the medications they had him on and the damage they potentially could do to his body and health, I told his Doctor I was taking him off the medications.

That the best medication for him was marijuana to relax him and quite his mind... In my opinion and there were other experts that would agree. At the same time I dared not give it to him, out of fear of being arrested.

My son just had to learn to control his illness the best he could through discipline... Though it did not go away.

His Doctor being a Doctor ( Dr. Littleton ) who worked with Lifeskills an organization I also had been working with on a volunteer basis for quite some time disagreed, and in fact enjoys writing as many drugs as he can for children... As it has provided him and his family a very Nice Large Lifestyle and a fat bank account. Wonder if his children are drugged ???

Another Important Note : This Doctor has violated Doctor Patient Confidentiality Laws by discussing me and my son's case and our personal business with his other patients since, some of which brought that information and details they could not have possibly known directly to me... After it had occurred.

SO BE WARNED

Shortly after this I was befriended by a lady who also was working with the same Org., who pretended to share my beliefs. I eventually became her minister. Helped her with many needs, including escaping an abusive relationship, counseling, finding housing, food & cloths for her children... At one point she introduced me to a friend of hers, she brought to my home and Sanctuary, who supposedly had cancer, who was also supposedly a recovering narcotic addict.

After weeks of discussion and counseling him on healing in the word, other sources and methods of pain relief, including meditation... He asked me if I could help him obtain marijuana for an alternative medication, I did not hide my use. I asked him why he could not find it himself. He claimed he had tried and was unable...

I then provided it for him for some time sharing mine with him, and eventually I sold him three, quarter ounce bags, over a period of weeks and months... I would have given it to him if I could have afforded to. But I had to buy my own medicine on a limited income...

Before I sold him the first one God told me he was a cop, he denied this... and begged me for help...So I helped him second guessing what I thought God had said... Then God told me again... and when he came back I told him what God had told me... and he denied it and begged for my help, he had no where else to turn, and was sick... he even cried... So I helped him again... Once again God told me I was going to jail. The third time he returned I told him I knew who he was, and that I knew God had not lied to me... and I knew enough about the law to know the once twice didn't matter one joint was the same as a 1000 pounds at that time according to the law. I threw the bag in his face and told him if he came back to my door, I would call the law myself.

It was July of 1997, in November I was arrested in a Drug Roundup.

The head lines read "Cocaine Roundup" and under the headlines was my picture and home address. I was one of two in over 20 arrested who was arrested for "Marijuana" not cocaine... They searched my home without a warrant, illegally. Threatened me telling me they would destroy my home, if I did not let them... They were abusive... They traumatized my then 8 yr. old son and sent him walking to school by himself over an hour early, he was use to me taking him to school, or walking with him. With out letting or allowing me call someone to make sure they would be able to get him and care for him after school in front of him, so he would know he would not be alone. After he watched them lock me (his only caregiver and parent, his world...) up in hand cuffs and chains and being placed into a police car. He was so traumatized by the whole event, that it still effects him and his life today. They are the ones so big on the Laws and making Medical Diagnosis... Wonder if they understand what " P.T.S.D. " is ??? Because they (Big Brother) are one of the biggest reasons many of our boys in blue themselves, military personnel, former military personnel, my son and I all suffer from it today.

P.T.S.D. and MEDICAL CANNABIS

I was charged with 4 felonies, 3 counts of trafficking a controlled substance, 1 count with-in a 1000yrds of a school, 3 schools actually, I was surrounded by them, according to the definition of a school. 4 if you count my house which was listed by the federal government as a church, included in their definition of a school. Case # 97CR517 (KY) Wish I could afford a copy of the entire transcript. If one can even get a copy. Should be public record.

Marijuana was more than a medicine to me it is and was a God given sacrament... Exodus 30:22-29, Cannabis mistranslated calamus from the Hebrew... I was in a church... The man sought my help as a minister, coming into the church... I am still confused by this... Medical fight aside... As to how this can happen when our First Amendment of the Constitution says," Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof: or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and petition the government for redress of grievances.

This was backed by U.S.Supreme Court in 1943...

"So Where are My Constitutional Rights ?!"

"Not to mention my right to health and prosperity..." I would fight a medical cause case in court for years. In November of 1999, I pleaded guilty to medical use. The Judge found no medical cause, and convicted me on one felony count of trafficking. I was also convicted for misdemeanor charges of possession and paraphernalia in a separate court with-out counsel in that court... From the illegal search of my house.

This gave me two drug convictions. We than filed the case in the Commonwealth of Kentucky's Court of Appeals, in hopes of it being heard before the Supreme Court, it would latter be rejected for appeal. I was arrested and jailed several times over this case, serving a total of aprox. 90 days.

They attempted to revoke probation 3 times for failing all drug test, As I had warned the Judge in court I would do, 3 times I was released by the same Judge who convicted me. Once, I was at one point after being told i would serve my time... I was then granted a "STAY", on serving the 5 yrs., also by that same Judge... Judge John D. Minton Jr.... It is Important to Note: " This case made U.S. Legal History and I for flunking all drug test while on felony probation for trafficking, and not serving significant time on my sentence." Kentucky stopped drug testing sometime around 2000. In 2001, after being forced to marry my fifth husband by probation, While applying to transfer my probation to Ohio, I was then later somehow was arrested for what they defined as a paper work error... and then " SHOCKED OUT" on "probation again" on the 29th day... After they had mysteriously lost this all this paper work... and said I should have been serving my time... ? How this was when I had been Granted A Stay ??? and had reported to them all those years... I was then subjected to Ohio's Probation and piss test, treatment programs, also failing several, all but one drug test for their probation department, their Rehab Center Counselor, in agreement with the Task treatment programs Head Counselor and my Probation Officer at the time, petitioned the same Judge here in Ky. to release me from reporting and drug testing, due to Medical Reasons. And so he did in 2002 after 8 yrs on probation and in court... He closed my probation early... Due to Medical Cause... LOL !

During this time I was also forced to close "Creations Studio & Gallery" because of my many health issues, I had suffered another miscarriage... and had been diagnosed with cancer in my uterus during and in the middle of all of this... The many numerous probation and court appointments... relationship problems... trying to be a mother and super woman and run a business full time... It was all too much... Something had to give... So I closed my business.

So I thought, I had at least established my medical rights with a paper signed by the Judge in Kentucky granting my release due to medical cause... and in Ohio by their requesting it...Or so I had thought...

From July 2003 - Dec 2003 I served 5mo. awaiting trial in BG, Ky. Accused of being a Kidnapper and a Cult Leader facing Life in Prison. Even though an " Amber Alert " was never issued in this case, and yes they were in affect at this time... Despite all the press it had been given.

Over a 15yr old student of "Diverse Sanctuary Gate House Retreat " who thought she was pregnant, and who feared abuse from her abusive and neglectful family, and who had ran away from home.

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I had called her grandmother the night before to warn her family she was going to run away. After I had called many local offices, orgs. and agencies... Including Social Services... Trying to find her help... They offered little if none... and she complained she had already tried those routes herself... With-out any more luck than I had had with them in the past.

I after staying in Kentucky for 3 days after she had ran, trying to help police find her. I had to return to my home in Ohio. At which point, after her being missing nearly two weeks and them smearing me in the news a week accusing me. She showed up at my home in Ohio, when I was leaving to go to Wisconsin to meet Terry my current husband and take him the bills for the month.

I called him and told him I had to take Brittney back home that she had showed up. He told me to call police and threatened to divorce me if I did not bring him the bills as planned. Brittney heard this and began threatening to kill herself, and run again. I could not stop thinking about being raped by cops the first time I went to jail... I was 22 yrs. old. I could not call the police on her, and hand her to the cops.

I just wanted to buy time to talk her into going home. I was already accused of kid-napping before she landed on my door. So it didn't seem to matter at this point. I put her in the car and drove to Wisconsin to take him the bills. I then began as I had planned on talking her into going home... and I had planned on taking her home to Kentucky.

By the time we had arrived to Wisconsin I had talked her into going home... Until Terry pulled a bunch of crap, to fight with me and caused her to run up there. I spent three days looking for her...

She kept calling me on her cell, telling me not to worry and she was fine. That she had made a friend and wanted to stay there... After no luck talking her into meeting me for me to take her home... I left there and went to Bowling Green to pick up her boyfriend 19 yr old Adam Lillard who was the one who talked her into running away, promising to meet up with her and marry her. (He then moved in with another girl once she was gone) I figured he talked her into running away... He could talk her into coming back. He and his new girl friend Amy Niel turned me into police for having her, when I didn't have her.

I ended up with a felony Custodial Interference for crossing state lines with her while trying to bring her home. Even though she had crossed them herself when she ran away. I got 5 yrs probated. " No Report. "

The state's Attorney testified on my behalf saying they knew I had not kid napped her and was only trying to help her. Even though they had charged me and accused me of this... Not to mention accusing me of teaching witchcraft, vampirism, everything else for weeks in the Press.

She was located by her cell phone number and returned home after a short stay in foster care. I was told she had been pregnant and suffered a miscarriage while in the states care... I was order not to see or have contact with her until she turned 18 yrs old.

I should have never taken this charge... and to this day... I do not understand why my attorney Gatewood Galbriath talked me into copping this plea... Under the law it plainly states that to be guilty of "Felony Custodial Interference" I would have injured or threatened to injure or threatened her life... or asked for Ransom... " NONE OF THESE THINGS EVER OCCURRED BY THEIR OWN TESTIMONY IN COURT. " So why did I have to take this plea, and why was it even given... Except to end all my years of study and to keep me from teaching in a School... Which was my goal.

Do you think if I hadn't had won the Medical Battle I would have done this 5 months and been called a cult leader ? (When arrested on this false kid-napping charge... The first question the cop asked me was, how could I call myself a Minister and Teacher when I smoke pot ? Not where was, or did I know where Brittney was ?)

I subsequently closed " Diverse Sanctuary Gate House Retreat " due to this case... and other issues that took place there on and to the property in my absence, issues I am still trying to repair... While I was awaiting trial...

In June of this year, 2004. After suffering abuse, and sexual assault at the hands of an addict, drunk, and family members. I summoned the Police to my home for protection from one of my attackers, who was still in my home when the police arrived, they let him be, after he informed police I had a history of arrest for marijuana.

Then they threatened to arrest me and take me to jail after they claimed to smell marijuana, if I did not give them what I had, and said if I did I wouldn't have to get into trouble or go to jail... They than ticketed me twice, once for rolling papers, I bought and paid taxes on right down the road from my house at a gas station, the second for one joint I had on my tray. That I gave them, when they began threatening me. I also showed them all my court and medical papers; because I thought I had already established my medical rights and protection... Right !

They then tried to take my drivers license for 6 mo. mandatory suspension for possession first, then the prosecutor offered me a plea, to plead guilty to disorderly conduct and pay a fine and walk. Is what I was told by my attorney...

Now I was serving two years probation with random weekly drug test once again in Ohio.

And because of the fact I had been (Framed for Kid-Napping), and had I received 5yrs. non-report felony probation in B.G., Ky. for custodial interference... (Now currently on probation at this time... and being a two time felon there) ... I was now facing serving 7yrs. over my medial use... Because this issue could violate me and my probation in Ky.

The Judge, judge Parker, kept referring to me as Martin Luther King, and at one point asked me if I was " Martin Luther King "... I answered yes, if that's who you say I am... He placed me on probation with random drug testing and informed me he doubted I could prove to his court I was in fact a patient... He then said, let's see you get a Marinol recommendation in Ohio.

On Oct.19th I was informed that my probation was being revoked for failing all my piss test given in this case, and after I had in fact turned in my Marinol Recommendation to probation. I was facing time in jail and awaiting trial again...

Believing in God, to deliver me once more... On Oct.27th I turned myself in to the courts and probation. I attended court that very day, with out a lawyer or counsel present. After Judge George M. Parker looked at all of the failed piss test, calling me by my name this time, with a different tone to his voice, suddenly I was not a joke anymore. He said, "You are never going to quit smoking pot are you?" Not wanting to say " no " on record, to a Judge. I shook my head no while reaching for a back pack I had brought with me, full of my medical history and records, and I said," Would you like to see my new marinol prescription? " He said, " That is not what I asked you? " Again, opening my back pack, I repeated the same question? That is when he looked at me and said, " Go Home! " I said," What do you mean? " and he repeated himself sternly and loudly," Go home I am closing your case." So I won another court battle for the cause, while failing every drug test given by the state of Ohio in that case !

This is a big win for Ohio, like Ky. The medical argument is not allowed at all in Ohio court rooms... They tell you, You Can't Fight the System... Yet, once again I won !

In July of 2005, I evicted my (4th) ex and his girlfriend from my home in Kentucky, for failure to pay rent, and for severe vandalism. During this time... I and my son, was banned from our own home and property by a court order and I was forced to prove in court the property was mine. When the Deed to the property sat in their court house files. Needless to say I won this case.

I was then brought up on charges for allegedly stealing $80 from his girlfriend's (Bobbie Rachay Pinkney) purse. This again would threaten to violate my probation, if I were to be found guilty. Not something I worried much about, because it never happened... But I would spend the next nearly 6 mo. driving back and forth state to state to attend trial and paying for it out of my pocket. While facing these charges. These charges were later dropped in court.

On Dec. 5, 2005, I was Framed by my current (5th) husband Terrance C. Spears, of Hummingbird Dr., Mason Ohio 45040 for allegedly attacking him with a knife... He also handed the police a bong he had purchased for me as a gift, that he too had smoked out of many times... And told them it was mine. He had found a new girl friend, who was more into his sick freaky games and his addiction, and wanted a cheap divorce, hoping to keep my property as well... See if your spouse goes to jail in Ohio, you can get a cheap/free no fault divorce. Keeping everything.

I was not even in the state of Ohio when the alleged attack was to of occurred.

I was in Kentucky collecting rent on my home there, that was currently rented out and spending the day with my son a the Vo-Tech. School he was attending.

When I arrived back home in Ohio at around 4 am on the 6th, my home door was blocked from the inside so that when I opened it, it triggered the alarm, but I could not open it enough to decode the alarm. The police arrived and placed me under arrest for 2 felonies, Domestic Violence in the 1st, Persistent Felony Offender and Misdemeanor Possession of Paraphernalia. I did 10 days flat awaiting arraignment. The Judge issued a restraining order with out ever giving me a hearing. I was served with it the first 24 hrs after I was there in their jail.

I was arraigned on camera, and never saw the Judges face from the glare on the screen... At first he order that I be kept, after reading off the charges and asking how I plead. I then pointed out my history, and reminded him that even though twice I had faced 45 yrs and once I had faced life, which was basically what I was facing this time. With 5 yrs still on the shelf.... That I had never fled, and had never been late for court. I explained that I had been framed by my husband, who had everything personal I owned, excess to all my accounts, and a restraining order and that I could not prove my innocence from inside a jail cell, but that if he would release me I would not only make every court date, but prove it did not even ever happen, as he had said. The Judge released me on my own recognizance to go to Kentucky to stay and await trail.

While awaiting trail I was charged with another Felony for violating a court order and restraining order after calling my husband when my car had broken down in Ohio at night in the snow during a trip to see my divorce Attorney, and to go to court. I had only called as a last resort when I had been unable to contact anyone else.

I turned myself in and was immediately released. I went to trial over all the charges on of all days Feb. 14, 2006 " Valentines Day ", again in front of Judge George M. Parker. I coped a plea to dis-orderly conduct for the bong, at the advise of my court appointed attorney... Because they said, that even if I proved he was part owner of the bong we would both be found guilty. That this would violate my 5 yr. probation in Kentucky. So I took my second dis-orderly conduct conviction. All other charges were dropped, I was then placed on probation for a yr. in Ohio while paying an $800 fine for the disorderly conduct = the bong and court cost, while still on probation in Ky.

The restraining order remained in place however, the Judge explained it would remain for my protection.

In July of that year I won my counter claim for divorce. He was ordered to pay half the marital estate, including 6 mo.of back Alimony. His free divorce, cost him over $50,000.00 and one of his favorite toys. LOL !

While going through all this. I was staying in Kentucky and driving to Ohio to court.

Shortly after arriving back in Kentucky, the charges I was facing there for allegedly stealing the money was dropped.

Shortly after that in Feb. or March of 2006, a car I owned was Stolen by my previous (4th) ex James E. Coleman Jr. and his girlfriend at the time Bobby Rachay Pinkney. Whom I had evicted from my property months earlier for unpaid rent and severe vandalism. Even though it was registered and licensed to me in the state of Ohio. I was unable to get any help from either state in even filing a report on my stolen car. I then contacted the Licensing Departments in both States and the Attorney Generals Offices in both states. While they had possession he somehow managed to get Kentucky Registration, Insurance, Tags on my car, drive it to Florida and back, change all the locks, and have me arrested for allegedly ramming the car they had taken, into another car they owned nearly identical to it, except mine was a yr newer and a 4 door, theirs same color a yr older two door.

I was arrested at my home in Kentucky on a Saturday night at aprox. 11:00, while out on bail from Ohio while still facing the charges my husband had brought against me there. For two more Felonies and a misdemeanor.

I was let out Sunday morning on my own recognizance again while awaiting trial.

Because I am a Marinol patient, according to the guard at the jail.

I spotted James and Bobbie that morning driving my car, while I was on my way home from jail. I pulled behind them blocking them into a parking lot and called police again.

I informed police after their song and dance that if I were them... I would contact the Attorney General... That they the State, City and Their Department were in fact on the verge of receiving charges themselves... and a Law Suite and were at risk of loosing their jobs for not doing them effectively... This time the Attorney Generals office was informed. After following my advise and speaking to his office they stripped the illegally obtained license from my car and returned it to me with keys. But would not file any charges on either of them and in fact allowed them to walk away.

I was facing Criminal mischief in the 1st. for allegedly ramming their car, with my car that had been stolen by my accusers, and while it being in their possession. Terroristic Threatening for alleged threats I was suppose to have made... And finally Theft or Dog Napping for allegedly stealing my own dog. These charges were eventually dismissed in around June 2006.

Just one day after the City Posted a Note on my home threatening me charges and fines if I did not finish the clean up and repairs from all the vandalism it had suffered with-in the next 30 days...

At which point nearly all my members who were left... Disappeared but two who stayed to help through out that time.

In Feb. 2007 my probation in Ohio was dropped. this same yr. my probation there was again closed out early... After I had spent nearly 14 solid yrs in courts, or on probation.

On Jan. 5th, 2009, Police raided Sanctuary

http://diversesanctuary.ning.com/forum/topics/police-raid-rev-marys-house

And then this with-in just a few days...

http://diversesanctuary.ning.com/forum/topics/bg-police-do-it-again-another

This covers about half of the cases and charges I have previously faced in court, and begins with the First Marijuana Case... and all the cases that followed there after... Though I had been charged before this and fought other cases... Most of which were connected to me defending myself in situations of domestic violence... where I was being attacked... Another important issue I am an expert on... I have not included the history of these cases, as important as they are... Only because this history mainly deals with why My battle with-in this Drug War Lie and I didn't want to cause any more confusion... Than this has already caused.

Throughout the years, I have been threatened, harassed, framed, beaten, cheated, robbed, and raped by the law that has sworn to protect and serve me.

In the end, God's truth always comes forth and I walk... In him...

Within this part you will find some of my job & work history not previously mentioned in the a fore pages...

2000-2001 About Towns Best, Sub-Contractor, Personal Assistant
2000 Perry Masonry, Sub-Contractor, Mason, Block & Brick Design
1994 Heritage Builders Inc., Concrete Design & Finishing
1993 Blue Grass Painting, Painter
1992-1993 LVL Painting, Painter
1990-1994 Sub-Contractor, Professional Dancer
1990-1991 Grand Ole Market, Assistant Manager
1989-1990 Sub-Contractor, Professional Model, Professional Dancer
1989-1990 United Security, Security Guard, * Recognized for Service Above & Beyond the Call of Duty
1986-1987 Fayetteville School District, School Bus Driver
1986 Baldwin Piano & Organ, Modify Mother Boards
1985 Levi Strauss, Sewing Machine Operator
1984-1986 Hunts Farm, Assistant Operations Manager
1983 Razorback Uniform & Linen, Shipping Clerk, Sewing Machine & Press Operator
1983 Finishing Touch Inc., Graphic Design Artist, Painter
1981-1982 Cash Construction, Trained In Most Aspects of Construction & Finishing
1980-1981 Duncan Doughnuts Factory, quote "Got to make the doughnuts..."

CURRENTLY, OTHER THAN RUNNING THIS MINISTRY AND NETWORK... KEEPING UP WITH ALL THESE PAGES, GROUPS, AND SITES... I AM A FREE-LANCE ARTIST, DESIGNER, WRITER, WEB MASTER, BUILDER, AND CURRENTLY I SCULPT PIECES FOR A CANADIAN COMPANY WHO CAST THEM INTO PEWTER

www.karmakollectables.com

 

{I WAS RECENTLY INFORMED THAT THEY HAVE GONE OUT OF BUSINESS ?}


THANKS ! FOR TAKING THE TIME TO READ MY STORY.

IF YOU ENJOYED IT, OR LEARNED FROM IT... I HOPE YOU WILL SHARE IT WITH OTHERS.

PLEASE CONTACT ME ANY TIME... AND THEN BARE WITH ME AS I TRY TO KEEP UP WITH ALL MY COMMUNICATIONS AND TASK.

SINCERELY,
MUCH PEACE & LOVE...
REV. MARY © 2009

 


 

 

PRESS RELEASE FROM DIVERSE SANCTUARY COMMUNITY NEWS - OCT. 14, 2009


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Dear Mary Thomas-Spears,

Congratulations on your acceptance into Cambridge Who’s Who among Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs! We appreciate your taking the time to complete a membership application and biographical interview. Please note that you are still eligible for a complimentary listing in our online registry even though you have not activated your membership and that this is an honor you can include on your resume or CV. We are pleased to offer this listing to you at no cost.

You can access your free listing at www.cambridgewhoswho.com/complimentarylisting. Once we have approved the information you submit, our members will be able to search for you in our online database and view your listing. You will not be able to view your listing or access the online registry until you activate your membership, as these are privileges reserved for members.


If you would like to become a Cambridge Who’s Who member in the future, please complete our online inquiry form or call us at 516-53.... to speak directly to a representative in the biographical research department. We wish you continued success in your endeavors.

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"WELL IT IS AMAZING TO ME...!!!"

I MADE IT IN TO THE "WHO'S WHO REGISTRY OF 2009" RECOGNIZED BY CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY AND BASED ON MY PAST ACCOMPLISHMENTS... "

I JUST HAVE TO PAY TO THEIR $ 100 DOLLAR A YR MEMBERSHIP OR I THINK IT WAS A $1000 FOR LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP... THEY SAID SOMETHING ABOUT A GOLD OR PLATINUM MEMBERSHIP I COULD PURCHASE... IF I WANT TO HAVE ANY ACCESS TO THE HONOR I HAVE BEEN GIVEN.

OR WISH TO NETWORK WITH OTHERS WHO APPLIED FOR THE SAME HONOR.

SHE THEN EXPLAINED TO ME THAT THEY HAD SO MANY THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE WHO HAD APPLIED THAT THEIR WAS NO WAY THEY COULD CONTACT ALL OF US MORE THAN ONCE AND THIS WAS MY ONE CHANCE TO PURCHASE.

WHEN SHE CALLED.

AND I AM THINKING LOOK HONEY IF I TRULY AM ONE OF THE "WHO'S WHO" AND MOST ACCOMPLISHED AMERICAN'S OF 2009... YOU SHOULD BE PAYING ME FOR WHAT I KNOW OR TO ADD ME TO YOUR LIST.

NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND.

BY THE WAY LAST THURSDAY... OCT. 8TH, 2009... I WAS SINGLED OUT ON THE JOB SITE AT WESTERN KY PLASTICS AGAIN FOR THE 4TH OR 5TH TIME AND ATTACKED FOR SOMETHING THAT IS COMMONLY DONE BY EVERYONE... {LIKE TALKING} BY OWNER RANDY BAXTER (= THE HATER).

THIS TIME I HAD MY LEGS UP AND CROSSED...

WHO RAN UP AT ME AT MY MACHINE VIOLENTLY YELLING IGNORANT HATEFUL DEMANDS... {GET YOUR FEET DOWN.... SINGLING ME OUT... I AM NOT THE ONLY ONE THERE TO PUT MY FEET UP WHEN GIVEN THE CHANCE...} AND HATEFUL STATEMENTS IN HIS USUAL CONDESCENDING "I AM HOLIER THAN THOU ATTITUDE" AND THEN HE PROCEEDED TO LOUDLY TELLING LIES TO MAKE HIMSELF LOOK BETTER AS HE FIRED ME FOR NOTHING.

WHICH I KNEW WAS COMING FROM HIS WEEKLY'S SINGLING ME OUT ATTACKS.

IT CAME AS NO SURPRISE RANDY... I CAN READ PEOPLE LIKE YOU LIKE A BOOK.

A CHEAP DIME STORE COMIC BOOK THAT IS.

IF I AM ONE OF THE "WHO'S WHO"

THEN LOOKS LIKE YOU AND ALL THOSE LIKE YOU HAVE SCREWED UP IN YOUR JUDGING OF ME OR CAMBRIDGE HAS ONE... ???

LIKE YOU DID WHEN YOU FORGOT TO TAKE THE QUALITY OF MY WORK AND MY PRODUCTION RATE INTO CONSIDERATION... NOT TO MENTION MY VOICE AND MY BRAIN... WHEN SINGLING ME OUT.

DOES O.S.H.A. RING A BELL RANDY ?

I GOT SOME AWESOME VIDEO FOR THEM TO SEE.

IT WAS AFTER ALL YOUR QUALITY CONTROL PEOPLE (TONY AND APRIL) AND MY SUPERVISORS (MITCHEL, APRIL AND WAYNE) WHO WERE RAVING ABOUT THE SUPREME QUALITY OF MY WORK AND ABILITY YOU IGNORED... {EVEN THOUGH I COULD DO IT WITH MY FEET UP AT TIMES OR WHILE TALKING LIKE EVERYONE ELSE.}

WHY ?

BECAUSE," I DO DAMN GOOD WORK, HAVE AN EYE FOR DETAIL AND I AM EFFICIENT. "

I ALSO TAKE THESE QUALITIES WITH ME.

ARE YOU JEALOUS BECAUSE I CAN MULTI TASK BETTER THAN YOU RANDY ?

ALL SHOULD KNOW... I DON'T NEED YOU {MR. RANDY BAXTSER = WESTERN KY PLASTICS} OR SOME BUSINESS SELLS TEAM (= CAMBRIDGE) SELLING THEIR PROMOTIONS OR GIMMICKS TO VALIDATE ME.

THANK YOU ! BUT NO THANKS...

I AM JUST SAYING PEOPLE... THAT IF I AM ONE OF THE "WHO WHO'S" IN AMERICA FOR 2009 AND I WAS JUST SINGLED OUT DUE TO DISCRIMINATION AND FIRED WITH OUT ANY RECOURSE FOR NOTHING... DUE TO KENTUCKY'S LAWS STATING EMPLOYERS CAN HIRE AN FIRE AT WILL... WHICH MEANS THEY CAN DISCRIMINATE, HATE AND ATTACK PEOPLE ALL THEY WANT AND DON'T HAVE TO FOLLOW ANY LAWS AS TO HOW THEY TALK TO EMPLOYEES ON THE JOB OR HOW THEY TREAT EMPLOYEES... NOR DO THEY EVEN HAVE TO PRODUCE A VALID REASON TO SINGLE SOMEONE OUT.

WELL, WHAT IS THIS WORLD COMING TO ?????????????????????

AND MAYBE I/WE SHOULD BE CHANGING EMPLOYMENT LAWS IN AMERICA....

SORRY CAMBRIDGE I WILL NOT PAY FOR THE HONOR OF BEING A "WHO'S WHO", THAT ISN'T "WHO'S WHO" THAT IS MORE LIKE "WHO'S PAID"...

BELIEVE ME... I HAVE PAID MY DUES ALREADY.

HEY RANDY, HERE'S JUST ONE WAY YOU CAN BUY YOURSELF TO THE TOP OF THE BUSINESS LADDER. {JOIN THE SITE ABOVE... = IF YOU CAN QUALIFY}

AND BY THE WAY MR. RANDY BAXTER, YOU AND PEOPLE LIKE YOU AND COMPANIES LIKE YOURS WILL BE THE ONE'S WHO REALLY PAY IN THE END.

BECAUSE OF GOD AND KARMA.

AND ALL THE LITTLE "WHO'S WHO'S" LIKE ME, WHO HAVE A VOICE, KNOW THEIR RIGHTS AND WHO KNOW TRUE FREEDOM... THAT CAN'T BE BOUGHT.

JUST SOME OF MY PERSONAL THOUGHTS ON ALL THIS.

MUCH PEACE & LOVE...
SINCERELY,
REV. MARY THOMAS-SPEARS.
{ ONE OF THE "WHO'S WHO" OF 2009 IN AMERICA ACCORDING TO CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY }



PRESS RELEASE FROM DIVERSE SANCTUARY - OCT. 27, 2009



Congratulations on your provisional acceptance to USA Honor Society.

Below is a link to your USA Honor Society membership certificate. We hope you will display it proudly.

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We'd like to thank you again for your application to USA Honor Society.

Sincerely,

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Director - Candidate Review
USA Honor Society

Please be reminded that all applications are subject to review by our candidate review committee and if it is determined that the information provided on your application is false or erroneous, your provisional membership may be rescinded at any time.

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COPIED FROM PATTI WEBER'S PERSONAL BLOG

Category: Jobs, Work, Careers

A Letter of Recommendation to Rich Rawlings of the US MARIJUANA PARTY

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From: ANIMOSH QUAY Date: Aug 11, 2007 4:48 PM


My letter of recommendation to rawlings


Rich....if you are completely serious about passing the torch...I have a recommendation, although I really hate to see you give it up pal...my heart is still broken over that one. I would like to nominate Reverand Mary Thomas Spears of Bowling Green, Kentucky.....she has been in the movement for many years...she knows Loretta, Jack Herer...Ron Kizcenski and she is a very good friend of mine.


She has done much work and has also fought hard for compassion clinics. She also is good friends with Gatewood, who was her attorney. Rev. Mary has been beaten, has had her life threatened, she has been drugged by law enforcement all in the name of her activism. She is on my top friend's list if you would like to check out her profile...


I feel those that have passed in the name of activism deserve the highest honor and respect we can give them in keeping this plant sacred and free from patent ownership by the big corporate guru's. I have worked with Rev. Mary and her team for a while now and she is dedicated to her work and she works tirelessly for the cause. She is also a medical marijuana user and has a vast knowledge and understanding of marijuana laws and constitutional rights.


Rev. Mary can be compared on a grand scale to Martin Luther King Jr. to the marijuana movement, and I strongly feel she is worthy and honorable of such a title. So, if you are still considering passing the torch, this is my nomination for Rev. Mary. Hugs..hope you feel better soon....know that you are loved....


Patti Weber

Head of Mich Chapter