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Monday, June 25, 2012

The First Step

Well, it appears as though I have forgotten this blog.  It (the blogging powers that be) somehow published my first entry with the date I had opened this account.  Not the actual day I published the entry.  That being said, it is still one month since I published that entry.  So much has happened in that month that it was hard to create a rhythm.  So here I am, creating my new rhythm and moving forward.  Dedicated to my health and to helping others to attain and maintain theirs.

So now what is the next step?  Well, the next step is to decide what needs to be done.  In order to do that, you really need to understand what creates your health and what detracts from your health.  So, here's a little snapshot of what affects your health.  This way you can take control of and make good decisions regarding your health and your family's health.

Pure air, pure water, real food, energizing exercise, restorative rest, stillness and inspiration and recognizing the hazards/toxins in your life and removing them.  


It really is as simple as that.  Yet oh so complicated.

Good stuff creates health, bad stuff takes it away.  Not quickly, but slowly.  So slowly that we often don't even realize what it is that is making us feel bad.  So slowly that sometimes we don't even realize that we are not feeling our best.  We consider minor inconveniences ~ aches, pains, getting winded easier, the dull throb in our heads, the bloating, the unexpected gas, the dizziness or fogginess in the head, the cramping in our guts, loss of enjoyment, crabbiness, etc, etc, etc ~ as normal.  We get acclimated to each diminished feeling so slowly that one day we wake up and realize that we are not the same person.  We don't feel the same.  We can't do the same things.  We don't look the same.  We are different.  Somehow less.  Not less in the eyes of God, but less in the life force we have inside of us.  Less less able to live up to our true potential, less able to fulfill our mission in life.  And somehow, we've come to accept this as normal.  In the words of Joel Salatin (or rather the title of his new book) ~ "Folks, this ain't normal".  He is talking about chickens and family farming, but the parallel exists for what we are accepting as normal ~ because we have forgotten what normal really is.

We don't know what the good stuff is or what the bad stuff is.  We don't know what normal is or what abnormal is.  We have come to judge things, or decide on things, based on society's perception, society's judgement, society's decisions.  We decide on things based on convenience.  We decide things based on ease.  We decide things based on the experts and what they advise us.  We have stopped thinking about things on our own.  We blindly trust what is fed to us.  "They" wouldn't hurt us.  "They" wouldn't recommend something that could be harmful.  "They" would take "it" away if "they" found it to be unsafe.  Well, who are "they", anyway?  And what do "they" base their recommendations on?

It is good to ask those questions.  Keep asking.  Find the answers that make sense to you and your life.  Don't listen to any one expert, even me.  Make your own decisions.  Pay attention to how it all fits in with what you are experiencing.  Stop and learn to listen to the wisdom of your body.  It will tell you what is right.  But you have to stop long enough and listen well enough to really hear what it is saying to you.