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The Life Force, and other huge concepts to ponder


Center of Milky Way, image courtesy of wikimedia commons

I woke up feeling awed and humbled by the world we live in.  Here in the Pacific Northwest everything is so lush and green and soft.  We’ve had a lot of rain, it’s been a cool and damp spring — and we’re almost at the solstice so I think this will be chalked up as one of the coolest springs in a long time.

But I love the rain and I love soft overcast daylight, so the PNW is perfect for me.  It’s like living in Ireland, and I love the Emerald Isle very much.  So today is cloudy and as I look out my window there are about 100 different shades of green on the mossy trees, and I’m happy.  And that takes me to the Life Force…

Herbs and essential oils are literally food for humans.  Valerie Ann Worwood says of plants, “They inhabit the interface between light and dark, sun and earth, drawing energy from each and synthesizing this into molecules of carbohydrates, proteins and fats.  These are the ‘crude fuels’ which we and other animals break down to produce ATP (adenosine triphosphate), our ‘high-grade fuel’.  But essential oils are the high-grade fuel of plants, and by taking them into our body we ingest the best of the goodness plants have to offer.”

When I think about the way most non-predatory animals eat, I frequently stop and wonder why we cannot live on munching grass in a field or foraging for berries in the foothills.  I love ham and cheese sandwiches these days, but I also love GeniSoy protein powder mixed with organic apple cider.  I usually get bored with the former and want the latter.  But I’m a firm believer that discipline is utter rubbish and things will fall away naturally when we no longer need them.  Having been a raw foodist and at one point a fruitarian, I can say from experience that strict rules don’t serve me well.

The life force of all living things comes from the Sun, our star among a hundred billion in the Milky Way galaxy alone.  The Sun is like a parent, representing a higher power in terms we can see with our eyes and understand with what we’ve got to work with so far.  I guess that’s why nearly all previous cultures — from the Romans to the Incas — worshiped that ball of light in the sky.

However this miraculous universe works is beyond me, and I am pondering it today in my little corner.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. 2010/06/12 8:58 pm

    Thank you for this meditation on our wondrous world and its place in the stars.
    Katharine, from the Temple of the Cosmos and Sanctuary Without Walls.

  2. 2010/06/13 1:25 am

    I appreciate your comment, Katharine, and hope you’ll return again sometime!

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