I am a voice in the crowd. As I learn more about the world around me and issues that effect my family and loved ones, I see more of the big picture and I am connecting certain issues to try and gain a better, more thorough understanding of our general wellbeing. Most recently I have been thinking a lot about what I am feeding my family and whether their nutritional needs are being met. Keeping my family healthy is very high on my “To Do List”. It was almost 3 years ago that I started to take a longer, harder look at my nutrition, my body and what I was putting in the mouths of my children. I started with myself. Just like being on an airplane when the flight attendant tells you to put on your oxygen mask first before assisting the children with their masks, I had to make sure I was healthy and had a healthy understanding of all of this before I started doing the same with my children. I needed to be healthy and strong to make them healthy and strong.
What I found was that everything I didn’t know about food was keeping me unhealthy. I had been unable to lose the lingering weight after I had my children and despite my best efforts using the information that I had, nothing was working and I was getting more unhealthy instead of closer to my goal of getting myself and my family more healthy. I was so busy with my life and the details that needed attention that getting truly educated about this never made my “To Do List”. It wasn’t until I began learning about nutritional cleansing, the true nutritional value of our food and the dangers of many of the foods on the market that I took for granted as being healthy that I started down the path of educating myself to a healthier state.
One of the scariest topics I have come across is the debate over GMOs in our food and the political battle over labeling them in our products here in the US. I’ve come to learn that the powers-that-be are profiting from people growing and consuming food that has been genetically modified to the point that it resembles something closer to poison than food. People are working hard at their jobs to earn money to be able to visit the grocery store and mindlessly fill their cart with food that is either poisonous or contains little to no nutritional value. It’s fair to say that a significant amount of people have no idea that the food we have been eating for well over the last decade has been significantly altered by science.
Who are we to decide the direction of evolution in this way? For a race of people that like to make their own choices and act on their own volition, this issue seems like a giant step backwards. So, as a member of the collective, the biggest piece of this puzzle for me is that I am not being given the choice of whether or not to consume this altered food. My power, in this regard, has been stripped from me. Don’t get me wrong, I’m also pretty upset about the whole process of how this all came to fruition from bullying farmers to get on board to thinking about the long term effects on our precious soil, environment and the integrity of our water supply….. It all has me riled up and has called me to action in many, many ways.
But, as I look at the giant companies involved in this happening and evaluate their obsession with money and securing that money for the future, I see a dangerous trend toward greed, born naturally from our emotional range as people. This greed has become genetically altered to fit the world we live in. This form of emotional evolution is just as frightening and unsettling to me as the issue of GMOs. People are becoming emotionally modified as a result of the world we live in and the experiences we have to navigate through. Our emotions and visceral responses to our environment have been altered through technology and evolution just the same as that first pea’s genetic makeup was altered by the hands of an Austrian Monk. The masses of children desensitized to things like violence because of technology, television, movies and video games is to me as much of a threat as the GMOs that are infiltrating their bodies. Is this modern world nurturing our children’s gentle and kind natures or are they being emotionally modified by the world around them?
Although I am scared for the future health situation because of the missing regulation, sensitivity and outrage in the world of GMOs, I am equally terrified by the omission of sensitivity to violence and the overwhelming inability for people to feel happily engaged in their life. There is an epidemic of EMOs (Emotionally Modified Organisms) and we are the Organisms. This seemingly pandemic disengagement terrifies and saddens me. Put the two initiatives together and you get a world wide epidemic threatening health, wellbeing and wellness in general.
What will you do to balance all of the fears presented by this life we lead, start creating more time for fun, and at the same time act responsibly for the benefit of the next generation? It’s a lot to do, we all have a lot on our plate these days.
Well, I know what I’m going to do. I’m going to learn all that I can while keeping a healthy perspective about the amount of power I have over how I live. I will continue to take a look at my own emotions and understand what the world and my immediate environment has done to modify me. Armed with that information and understanding I can become a better version of myself.
You are strong! You have power! You can make change! You have as much power over your actions and emotions as you do over the food you put in your body and the bodies of those you love. “Whatever you believe about yourself on the inside is what you will manifest on the outside” -Unknown
I believe these concerns are all connected and deserve the same amount of respect and attention. Do your part to make the world a better place for our children, but don’t forget that all of those changes start with you….. every part of you.
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