Here is what I mean, America.
It was once believed that it took a village to raise a child. The villages used to be filled with people, the women outside preparing the harvest as the children played happily nearby, the men working in their shops, trading goods amongst themselves. The elderly lived with the young, each providing love and support throughout the daily rhythms of life. People talked to one another. There was a sense of community, a sense of ownership for the well being of others.
We’ve lost that, America. We’ve lost our villages.
The corporations now own our stores, and the work force and materialism own our people. The elderly are now in retirement homes or in nursing facilities with strangers to tend to their needs. Our babies are leaving our homes at a younger age, all in the name of productivity and the bottom line. Our friendships are often virtual, and our communication is usually limited to letters on a screen. Our homes stand empty, and our days are filled with busyness and stress, with little time left to visit with family, a friend, or our neighbor next door.
We are more disconnected than ever before. We are broken, America. Each family lives ten feet from the next, but yet, we are worlds apart. We are busy, so very busy, pursuing the dream. Money, success, achievement. We will do whatever it takes for it all; but in the midst of it, we’re missing it.
We’ve missed it, America.
We’ve missed what is happening to our children. We have become like the proverbial frog, the one that came to its demise when the water temperature was slowly increased over time. In our villages, we would never have stood for the poisons they tell us is food. We would have grown it ourselves or purchased it from a neighbor we knew well. In our villages, we never would have allowed them to inject our children with 69 doses of medicine without asking why. We would have asked more questions and discussed them openly. We would have demanded answers. We would have known when one of our own fell ill, and we would have stood together to help them get well.
In our villages, we would have been more careful with what was sprayed in our common areas. We would have made sure our rivers were clean for drinking. We would have shared natural remedies for healing and wellness and the wisdom from those who came before us.
But we’ve lost our villages, America. And we need them. We need them so very much.
We need them to unite. . . and purify.
We need them to take back our foods and our seeds from the companies that are altering life in its most precious of forms. We need to take back our health by making better choices about what we eat and feed our children. We need to read the labels and stay informed about where our food is coming from. We need to get back to buying local and re-creating the village within our communities.
We need to start limiting our exposures to toxic chemicals, trading in our expensive, brand-name cosmetics for natural alternatives. We need to be aware of what we spray on our grasses and in our homes, for everything we spray affects our neighbor . . . and their children. Our children.
We need to be aware of the power we have when we swim together in the same direction. We need to know that corporations are not run by people but by money, and it is our money that steers them. We need to talk to one another again. We need to be able to talk about things that are important and not censor our own voices because we have been told we should. We need to know that we are on the same team, a part of the same village, looking out for what is best for our children.
We need to ask more questions about vaccines and protect our rights as parents to make the best decisions for our children. When the companies that create the vaccines are protected from lawsuits, we need to ask why. Our parents have a right to know that they pay a tax each and every time they vaccinate their child, a tax that is then used as compensation for children who are injured by vaccines. Over $2 billion dollars have been paid out to the families of these children. What happened to their children, America? What happened to our children? Why are you allowing them to keep their medical files confidential? What are they hiding? And why won’t you get them to tell us the truth?
We can’t allow this any longer. We need to unite, America. We need to come together, for divided, we will fall.
It is the village that will cause the change– the mother and father, holding hands with their neighbor, and their neighbor, and the next, standing together, demanding and standing for truth. It is the village that will change what the corporations feed us. It is the village that will change what chemicals they put in our products, on our lands, in our drinking water. It is the village defending its children that will ultimately protect a parents’ right to make the best decisions for their children.
Our government was set up to protect those rights. It was never intended to be the village. In our broken state, however, it has started to become just that. We have handed over many of our rights in the name of fear and misinformation. In the name of busyness. In the name of trust.
No more, America.
We are you, and you are us, and together, we will unite and stand strong against all that is hurting our children. We will begin to make changes. We will begin to cleanse our wounds. We will begin to heal. Our children will begin to heal.
And through it all, we will do one more thing. We will pray. We will pray for our children and for you. We will pray for our people.
And one day, one sweet day, I believe we will get back to your beautiful spacious skies. . . your amber waves of grain. . . and your fruited plains.
And you know what?
They will be filled with the children–your giggling, healthy, and robust children.
And they will make you great.
I hope to see you again soon.
P.S. Please give the children an extra snuggle from me. They’ve been on my mind a lot lately.
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In full disclosure, I am not a doctor. The information I share is my opinion, based on research, including books, medical journals, government websites, interviews with doctors and healthcare practitioners, and classes held by doctors. Please see my full disclosure at the bottom of the page.
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