What is disease ? Unease ? No. It is anti-ease, dis-ease.
Many factors can affect the whole of a person’s body, and his or her life.
Starting with the head, let’s examine these factors.
Our heads, by the way, contain more than just the overused and exalted reptilian brain which evolved solely to keep us in survival mode.
We also have an undercelebrated cerebrum and cerebellum inside our noggins.
Let us use this part of our heads to rationally look at the state of things today.
Seeing our entire specie as one is the logical starting place.
The entire human race has some degree of autoimmune deficiency.
It is impossible to ignore the fact that we are all actively involved in the willful destruction of our own, our only, home – of our planet.
It is impossible to escape – in any corner of the world – the effects of overpopulation – the root cause of all the ills of the world – with its’ attendant pollution of the air, the water, the soil, and therefore, of our own biologic systems.
Let us start with what we, as individuals, can control in our lives.
One symptom of the entire disease of our human race is intolerance.
Let’s look at the case of gayness for example.
Why would so many people have such extreme emotions connected to an individual’s personal sexual perference ?
Why do we, as a specie, attempt contstantly to enforce our own views of culture, religiosity, and behaviour on others ?
Why would someone being gay, or wanting to marry someone of his or her own sex bother anyone else?
The answer, alongside the basic drive to dominate and control others apparently inherent in our being human, if not risen above consciously, is found in two things – the old, reptilian biologic urge to continue oneself via the ridiculous idea that a person could somehow survive if he plants his seed into another generation.
The second is found in archaic religious texts which some stubbornly insist are to be taken ver batim as edicts.
The third is just convention – that is, the average person is straight – not gay – therefore the majority wishes to make everyone in his or her own likeness.
The forth is the fear that somehow, if gays are allowed to mingle among children, then one’s offspring will certainly become gay, or that gay people cannot control their sexual urges, or that gay people are always attempting to seduce children – in other words, that one so-called perversity bleeds into another .
This is as outrageous as believing that any straight male or female is not to be trusted around any child,.
Individuals should, ideally, be looked at singly, as separate human beings.
Certainly, ostracization is the only way to handle pedophilia, whether associated with same or opposite sexual behaviour.
To assume that, because gay parades and bathhouse wild ways extend throughout the gay community is as absurd as assuming that all men who frequent porn shops represent the entire mass of males in society.
All groups have their extreme members.
Another cause for so much animosity is found if you, as in Agathat Christie’s wise words, “follow the money’.
Allowing married couples to get tax breaks has caused the idea of gay marriage to evoke panic in our lawmakers, while the average American wonders , “why so much fuss ?”
There is inherent in any fundamental, reactionary approach to religion or government – and these days, we have advocates of absolute theocracy in power – power-sanctioned mass movement based on both envy and greed, and the strong will to stay in power, and the belief that all others will either despoil the country or usurp the power of these groups, undermining all they’ve achieved and are in the process of attaining.
Referring to the Rebublicans now in control of American, this achievement is vast and represents the allegiance of many, many citizens.
They should not be taken lightly.
What they’be planned and created is awesome.
It serves a specific group, and allies itself with other, peripheral groups – some of whom had before always been bitter enemies. To see the Catholics align themselves with Southern Baptists in the sponsorship of a theocratic government is both amazing and alarming. An historical event, it deems us all, despite our feelings or beliefs, to respect what they’ve done and what they believe.
They are on a holy mission – a Jihad – a holy war – and the pivotal issues which have brought these diverse and powerful groups together have been , first, the abortion issue, second, the gay issue, third, the outlandish tastelessness of the media, and fourth, the issue of terror, which is linked in their minds with the religions of Christianty and Judaism.
These two religions, two of three which spring from the same source as Islam, have never been together before in their long history.
In the crusades, Christians were attempting to get and hold the holy center city of Jerusalem and to exclude Jewish people as well as Islamic believers.
Now, the similarities between Judaism and Christianity have been magnified, and the differences between both and Islam have also been magnified.
The belief that each male seed is sacred was born in a time when the Jews were a rather primitive tribe of small numbers. In order to perpetuate theimselves, the edicts were formulated – whether by God or man makes no difference to this discussion – which are now in control of the planet.
Many of these primitive traditions hold sway in areas where other religions are followed, as in the ancestor-worship in the far east.
This is not meant to condemn – merely to examine and report in an attempt to find some common ground on which to erect a model of thought and behaviour which will come in time to save the world.
Peacemaking is becoming a lost art in these times of panic stoked by the pressures of overpopulation, while so many seek only to feather their own nests while vast millions starve to death every day – in direct oppostion to any standards of decency stated in every religion on earth.
While our oceans contain now more plastic than plankton, while the world spins into horros we can only begin to approach in science fiction and we all seek to bury our heads in the sand and hope God will come to save the day and smite our enemires – do you see anything wrong with that statement ?
I hope so !
And yet, this is exactly what those in power, smug in their covering of strictly exclusionary religiosity, believe. They’re rushing merrily to destroy the world in a warped belief that they are somehow doing God’s will !
Read it and weep !
Without some sort of actual adherance to, Jesus’ true teachings which center only on love, sharing, and forgiveness, on peace, universalism, and tolerance – his companions were who ? beggars, thieves, prostitutes, the downtrodden, the poor, the needy, - all of whom He helped. All of whom he shared with. And isn’t the first thing to live His example ?
Despite and against all that Jesus stood for, the masses of fundamental-based religious people in office truly believe, are inflamed by, and interested in only the concept of Armageddon.
It’s far more eciting to the lowest of human vices and emotions than Jesus’ teachings, and yet His teachings were what He stated were the entire message, the “alpha and the omega”. “I am the message”.
Well, to get a clear picture of what’s going on, this is basic to a compassionate understanding of the misguided people in power.
They lack compassion.
They extol the virtues of hunting, of war-making, and of dominating weaker countries, of slamming political opponenets with rudeness and viciousness not ever seen before in American statesmanship.
This is the reality.
First, see clearly.
Second, do not despair, merely seek to understand.
Third, try to find some way of peace-making in all of this.
The so-called “left”, or “liberals”, are seen by the “right” as all believing that there should be no guards on the media, that porn should be everywhere, that nothing will be safe from the rampant and indiscriminate realm of money-making, when the fact is that – yes, the media, the film industry, tv, especially, has gone too far. The extremes of profit-fuelled sex and violent content would annoy any sane person – the fact is that the giant corporations who produce these same mind-polluting products are the ones who are in power.
Get it ?
The government is playing footsie with all the corporations, and we are merely a buying pool – a corralled bunch of consumers, and they wish for more and more – preferably miserable people, since they tend to buy more, the young and middle-aged do, so they have completely disenfranchised the poor, the disabled, and the elderbly as a consequence - they wish for more and more people to be born into buying socieites so that more and more products will be sold – this is the reason that the strong alliance of religiosity, racial imperatives ( to keep one’s own ethnic strain in large numbers), and economic reasons are driving this machinery to ruin the world, while the nicer sorts of people stand in stunned amazement or have their hands so full of trying to survive that they are out of the loop entirely.
To get back to the original discussion – that of fixing disease – let’s remember that an open, loving heart embraces all living things – all beings – and “judges not”.
“Blessed are the peacemakers”, is overlooked by so many in favor of the more violent and cruel of the old traidtional texts.
Like lemmings, we are, when overcrowded, as now, more likely to engage in suicidal behaviours.
This is what is seen worldwide.
The fix oneself requires opening that heart spiritually first, doing the things we all know will help our bodies – rest, eat veggies and fruit, nuts and seeds only, resisting the intake of toxic foods and substances like caffeine and sugar and alcohol and nicotene, exercising outside in the sunshine avoiding peak hours, giving to others, being kind to all animals, and plants, resting adcequately, filling one’s mind with nourishing and kind words rather than the weird and violent stories on tv, and relaxing with loved ones.
The simple way most have healed themselves involves first this spiritual connection – dropping the violent and cruel practices of meat and animal-based foods, adding juicers to their kitchen counters, and loading up on fresh, organic veggies and fruits.
Simple, isn’t it?
And yet, we, as a specie, somehow prefer to complicate things, and go wilfully into destruction, hoping that our basic interest in the adrenaline-stimulating activities will save us.
They are one and the same.
Live and let live.
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