Each week I write a Healthy Living column. I talk about food, toxic substances, mind and the place it holds in healing, or provide healthy recipes. All these things contribute to healthy living. Everything is connected. Our health is not measured just by whether our bodies work or not. Optimum health includes how we deal with others, how we take care of our bodies, our cars, our home, and our finances. Everything we think, say, and do is vibrational. Everything is connected. How do we take care of the earth? Do we contribute to the suffering of others? Do we treat ourselves and others with kindness? No act stands alone.
Everything is sacred, and when we only consider the effect everything
has on us, rather than the effect we have on everything, we get sick.
We get heart sick. We feel like something's missing, and what's missing
is this connection to everything. All is sacred. There is nothing that
can stand outside the interrelatedness of everything.
I saw a video that said that crows can remember someone who was mean
to them, and when they migrate, they fly out of their way to avoid the
place where this human was. The act of buying things we don't need, the
act of letting good food go to waste, the act of poisoning insects and
other species - all these are acts of blasphemy. And the blasphemy is
against ourselves, because we are a part of everything, and when one
thing or any system suffers, we suffer. We share the joy and suffering
everything, including microscopic life forms.
Some people want to build a wall on the Mexican border. Those that
do, do not understand the wildlife that will be threatened because of
this act. If the wall is built, it could mean extinction of the big cats
and trouble for thousands of other animals. It will cut their food
supply, their ability to migrate, and threaten their habitats. The fact
that we can even think about building a wall shows how disconnected and
wounded we are.
All disconnection comes from unhealed emotional wounds. Every
politician should have to go through intense therapy and take a "Raising
Your Self-Esteem" course before s/he takes office. We will continue to
annihilate ourselves and our earth family until we dive into the world
While this is more of an Op Ed piece than healthy living; it is
relevant. Sunday, April 22nd, was Earth Day.
We need a People Day, an Animal Day, a Fish Day, a Fungi Day – we need a
Recognition of the Importance and Interconnectedness of All Life Day.
We need a Self-Forgiveness Day. We need a Day of Innocence. We Need a
Cease Fire Day, where every country in the world sets down their arms
for one day. We need a Kindness Day.
Many people feel they have nothing to contribute to the world, but if
you look at all the possibilities spawned from the problems above, you
might find something that is yours to do. Good God, hold a Flower Day in
your neighborhood to show off flowers. Unless we connect, we are going
to continue down the path of separation. Get in there and connect. Your
health depends on it. And when you do, you will find that everything can
be EZier and EZier. #earthday #weareone