But first: yes Brain, i want to blog about my outings again. I ceased to do that when i started to write for a certain paper. Because i never kneSo i had to w what makes a story for the paper and what not. and...
This weekend, i was enjoying the wild, totally
Saturday, i climbed up a mountain, following a skidoo trail. Till i came to the bare mountain side. From there it was pure glory, of polished patches of snow turned into ice, and exposed gravel. A down sloped icy wind blowing in my face. Finding a hot sunny spot behind some krummholz ( tiny spruce trees growing above the treeline) to sunbath.
(another story is how i missed the skidoo trail, and ended up two hours trying to swim in snow, till i found it again)
Sunday i took the snowshoes, to avoid swimming in snow. And i went with a friend from who i learned about Kame Terraces. This one on a mountain i can see from my roof, and the formation looks like writing on the mountain side.
We also talked crevices and crevasses. that's another story
We did find the old trail we were looking for, not knowing yet where it starts and where it ends, and who uses it, and who made it?
And one of them is pills.
(this is not a poem btw)
What i wonder, who sold us on the idea that we need pills?
My answer to that question is actually quite obvious. Of course; how beautiful, i do not have to do anything to improve my life i can just pop a pill, and all will be well again. ( this insight after my denial scam)
For me it already starts with vitamin pills.Why when we have all the money to buy food ( of which 50 % is thrown out, yes all of us, stocking our fridges just to throw out half of it) But why when we live in a society that is affluent. (yes Canada, and it is not the poorest among us that are taking pills) Why do we need to take pills, when we can choose to live healthy.
Then there is over the counter drugs. This is where my idea for this post started. A friend of mine was taking a certain drug. Her life still not perfect, someone made her aware of side effects. She stopped taking them and now she is doing much better.
I myself have taken ibuprofen or something like that, on occasion, and i probably will again. I am a whoosh and when i am in great pain and can't sleep. Can't sleep i say. Sleep is often the best medicine.
And then the doctor, who studied medicine i always say, no where does it say s/he studied healthy living.
I am just saying. So apparently s/he knows a pill that just has the cure for you.
I always wonder why did we get sick in the first place?
Maybe first we should cut out whatever made us sick. Doesn't that make sense.
And what about finding out what actually hurts and why?
I have many methods of finding out just that, ( i am not going into that now, well writing poetry is one) a doctor is also just one of them. Kind of when i don't know or if i just want to know for sure, maybe it is something simple that a doctor has a test for, only than.
So i also wonder, when did we loose trust in our bodies? Our bodies an amazing thing, actually always in the works to make us better. Our body is that way. Pain a signal to stop. We cut ourselves, our whole system springs in action to make us whole again.
Okay apparently most drugs that are prescribed by doctors are not about physical health but about mental health.
Not even anything wrong with the body and we take pills apparently in large amounts to make us feel better.
Before it got taken of the shelves, my doctor prescribed me sudafed, for some ongoing nasal congestion i had. I noticed that it actually lifted my spirits in a weird way. I stopped immediately. Why should i walk around all happy when i am not? ( I am still not smoking btw).
I think i have tendencies to be depressed.
Over the years i have kind of learned what makes me feel good and i have learned some tools to get me there again.
Why would i want to keep doing what i don't like, take a pill and now feel happy about what i actually hate?????
( i am sorry if i offended some people, i am sure there is a time and place when we feel we have no other choice then to take pills. And i feel compassion for those. And i do consider myself blessed that at the moment i do have that choice)
(The picture was taking a month ago, at the moment we have blue skies only)
I am dedicating my life to wild places.
Places in nature that are not or minimaly touched by humans.
I am not saying that such places are either good or bad.
They just are! They personally give me tremendeous Joy.
I believe that I as a Human being once in a while am aware of who I really am.
Which is more then a body. This is not some kind of deep experience,
but more like; Hey, I am Jozien , I am 48 years old, female.
When I was thinking how to write this profile.
I had wandered off the path and found myself lost in the woods.
I realized my predicament, accepted the situation, very aware and moved from there.
From such a point of awarenes I have experienced
that I create my life in Oneness with All. I create what I focus on with passion.
Being out there I am Joy and create Joy.
On my blog I will share with you my life as keeper of wild places.
Hoping it will bring me everything I ever wished for, which includes your happiness
and that of our mother Earth.