She Takes Back Her Body // We Take Back the Earth
September 30th, 2011 | Blog, Quotes, bentonite, body, body wrap, choice, Clarissa Pinkola Estes, earth, food freedom, microflora, shamballa, temple
Angst about the body robs a [person] of her creative life and her attention to other things. -p218
These quotes from Women Who Run With The Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes seem appropriate given all of the crazy things going on in our world these days. It is hard to imagine how powerful the simple act of taking control of exactly what you put into your mouth is–you have to actually do it for a while to experience this. It is a real effort these days to have full control over this simple, everyday act. I think you are doing pretty good when you have about 40% control, when you get up to 50 or 60% that is really great. To be honest I am not even sure if 100% control is possible these days!
The ripple effect from taking as much control of your food and food choices as possible is that you are also helping the earth by not participating in the incredibly damaging factory farm ‘food’ system that is destroying everything. I know it doesn’t seem like much, but the more aware we become of what we are doing to our bodies, what we are putting in them and how they respond, the more we also become integrated into the natural world around us. As our internal environment changes from one controlled by candida and toxic bacteria to a garden of diverse and helpful yeasts and bacteria, we become more integrated into our external environments. We begin to see and understand things in a different way, we are no longer so stubborn, closed-minded, paranoid, controlling and reactive. We no longer crave the drugs (sugar!) of the industrial world. The simple act of making our own informed choices about what passes between our lips is incredibly powerful.