August is now the month of National Immunization Awareness here in the United States, where conventional immunization often entails making a (rather dreadful, although seemingly necessary) trip to the doctor’s office. Where waiting longer than expected to receive a painfully arm–/leg–numbing needle injection of some vaccine that will most likely cost you an arm and a leg is quite common.
What I suggest, as the title of this post subtly alludes to, is to consider the natural healing process of sustaining ourselves (the kind that doesn’t require being poked with pointy, micro–poisonous objects), with a focus on the interpersonal relationships we each have with one another.
As we know, the body (and the mind) constantly seeks equilibrium, some semblance of balance in a world of designated duality, polar opposites and temporal extremes.
Vaccines introduce into the biochemical equation an ‘agent’, which “stimulates the body’s immune system to recognize the agent as a threat, destroy it, and keep a record of it, so that the immune system can more easily recognize and destroy any of these microorganisms that it later encounters.”
Now, I invite you to think about a time when someone (including yourself) harmed you (un)intentionally in some way, whether it was verbally, (non)verbally, physically, or emotionally.
Did you not need some time to allow the toxic dosage of that interaction to seep and circulate throughout your body, to experience it deeply and fully, however much it may have hurt, in order for your healing mechanisms to perform nothing short of a miracle?
There is so much emphasis in our modernized society to do things to be happy, which oftentimes comes at the expense of being happy while doing things.
While we may think we are separate individuals, we are never completely immune from the ills of our society, from the ilk that is our humanity, from the ink that shares our story.
We are interconnected reflections, boosting our collective immune system with simple smiles and sincere acts of kindness (suggested daily, repeat as necessary.)
Jordan encourages you to be happy and healthy by acknowledging your body’s intuitive healing process, with the help of a cornucopia of local, organic food, medicinal herbs, essential/body oils, locally made tinctures, and other organic remedies you will most excellently find at the Fort Collins Food Co–op.