How my mind has been blown in the past 6 weeks
1. Mineralization - As modern humans, we are undernourished and under-mineralized. We don’t get the right minerals and nutrients anymore. Our food has 10% of the nutrition is had a century ago, and we’re sick because of it. And conventional supplements don’t help. Our lack of minerals causes our illnesses and is the reason we get grey hair.
This podcast introduced a completely new way of thinking about food and nutrition. It was validation for how I’ve been making foraged tea in sealed mason jars, in my solar cooker. Discovered through a podcast interview: https://mythicmedicine.love/podcast/hamid-jabbar
2. Cervix - I listed to this podcast over the course of two mornings, and I cried each morning. Via the same podcast with a different guest; https://mythicmedicine.love/podcast/denell-barbara-randall
3. Earthing - I now ground myself everyday and I feel great! I go outside and put my feet on the earth or sit shoeless on the ground.
More about earthing: As humans, we’ve been separated and technically insulated, via non-conductive materials in our shoes and environments. This has lead to a build up of free electrons in our bodies, which has led to inflammation, which leads to most medical maladies. The solution is to literally ground yourself… put your feet on the ground. The earth is negatively charged, so excess electrons can flow out of your body. Besides being in contact with the earth, you can eliminate non-conductive materials and electronics during a part of your day or use grounding technology, like blankets and mats. You ground yourself like you would ground big electronics like your fridge, or industrial machines.
It has forced me to confront a mental block I have about putting my feet on the dirt. Girls are supposed to be clean. There is some programming that is telling me not to get my feet dirty. Don’t touch the dirt. I need to sit with it, but it feels pretty reflective of gender roles.
Earthing is a book by Clint Ober and I listened to the Audiobook.
4. Earth Magic - Starhawk is a spiritual writer who is into awe and ritual and magic and permaculture. I wish I had bought her audiobook sooner, but I had the fortune to listening to Earth Magic recently. It connected a lot of what I’ve been studying and reading, and distilled and clarified concepts for me. She also provides ways to develop rituals, and includes a shamanic journey at the end of the audio book. It’s great.
I listed to the audiobook.
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