We live in toxic times; pollution, plastics, heavy metals, electrical fields, etc, etc, etc.
These toxins impact on our neurology, endocrine system, gut biology, immune system, mental health and more.
I believe various cancers, allergies and intolerances, hormonal abnormalities, some mental illnesses and sundry other diseases are driven by modern toxicity.
In my opinion we are probably all poisoned, just some of us more than others.
I – and I have touched on some of my health challenges in past posts – am no different.
Curing some diseases, when the underlying environmental toxic load in modern industrial times continues unabated, would seem quite an irrelevant proposition.
I am not so sure many diseases can in fact be cured absolutely anyway, as the body seems to work to a unique survival strategy, whereby symptoms, pain, inflammation are part of a healing process anyway, or the body working in a protective way to minimise, or ameliorate immediate risk. (wisdom of the body)
But with the heavy toxic load of today, curing – in the sense that one will be absolutely free of a particular disease so it will never return again (or return as some other illness), is, as before, an irrelevant proposition.
Managing existing illnesses, minimising toxic exposure and safeguarding and manipulating energy levels is probably more realistic in the onslaught of modern toxicity, than cure.
All this preamble is a long-winded introduction to ‘ Headland power and sacred sites’ that keep me alive and aid in rejuvenating and making use of inbuilt bodily healing processes.
For many folk, inanimate objects like rocks, cliffs, landforms or even trees, are ‘things’.
But they are not things for me. Neither are individual birds, winds, rockpools, snakes or most anything else either.
They are alive. They interact with me and me, them.
I ‘feel’ them via areas in the chest, abdomen, and sometimes upper head.
This feeling then ripples through the body like a hypnotic trance that brings forth euphoric sensation, and sometimes perception, that – depending on how it is used – has beneficial energy and healing qualities that extend beyond ‘the event’.
Depending on the day, the time, season, existing pains and ‘health idiosyncrasies’ will benefit from engaging with a hill, or rock, or cliffline, or waterhole, or Sea Eagle tree. Or whatever. Often different, fluid, but always there. Fellow persons, shamanic healers in these toxic times.