Well here I am, sitting in my parents two story bungalow in sunny Stittsville. I’ve lived here my entire life, only ever packed up to set up down the street roughly a kilometer away. I’ve been home since last Thursday, April the 21st, in the year 2016. I was just in Peru, or more importantly the jungle city of Iquitos, which lies in the heart of the Amazon jungle. There’s a stark contrast between the fastest growing economy in South America, which lies in the capital of Lima, or the ever expanding city of lights as I like to refer to it, and the secluded city of Iquitos, which is cut off from the outside world except for the single airport which generally only has a single flight leave in the morning and in the evening, in and out.
Although my visit to Peru was the most profound and mind altering experience of my life. It’s hard to just roughly weave that tale in a single blog post, so instead i’m going to devote an entire area to it on the side menu as this blog progresses, also with each new journey (travel) that I personally attend, I shall keep this blog updated throughout the entire experience.
Since I’ve been home, I’ve been able to identify the issues that have been holding me back for the past decade. I’ve been able to battle my inner demons, and win. I’ve found peace in serenity in the NOW. Living completely in the present, as the past is a very depressing creature at times, and the future is ever so anxious. So it’s better to simply cut the head off the serpent if you know what I mean. Vices as well, I have been able to subdue. In the past alcohol and marijuana held a rather powerful sway over me. To the point where I was incapable of functioning as a whole without the two substances mingling within me. I believed that I needed marijuana to calm down, and alcohol to open up more. On a daily basis I would smoke and drink until I’d pass out, all in a vain hope of finding balance. Now however, moderation is key to life. I’ve found balance through a healthy organic diet, exercise and mediation (mainly in the form of yoga, this week however I am also signing up for CrossFit). Although I don’t enjoy drinking anymore, the odd glass of red wine has become my companion among conversation with real friends (with water in between of course, also red wine has a ton of health benefits, if you can look past the fact that alcohol companies are not legally obliged to disclose the full list of ingredients on the side of their bottles, better to make your own or buy locally). I also now enjoy the inhale of lovely Mary at the end of a long day. I’m looking into getting my Green Card in Canada, which would allow me to buy high grade medicine straight from the dispensaries. Also, I’m really interested in the healing properties of marijuana (as documented in thousands of cases over the past decade, it has serious benefits for many ill patients suffering from chronic pain, all the way to different forms of cancer).
Marijuana is just a plant though after all, and my visit to Peru made me realize that plants are ABSOLUTELY where medicine began in the distant past of human civilization, so it should be where the present humans should look to for their current ever evolving ailments. The North American culture is new and immature, The U.S.A. and Canada have only been around (in their current democratic form, let’s not forget the mass displacement, genocide and culture destruction the indigenous populations faced before the “New World” could be tamed) for roughly over 200 years. The North American pharmaceutical industry therefore sees physical and mental ailments as internal “enemies” attacking the human body, and how do you fight an enemy? Well you attack it directly, and defend what matters most to you. Thus the advance of antibiotics that are intended to rebuke viruses and disease and healing methods such as Chemotherapy that literally kill you slowly in the hopes that the radiation kills of the host as well. This is complete contrast to ancient healing methods and alternative New Age methods as well. Ancient healing methods such as Chinese herbal medicine, Shamanism, Acupuncture and Ayurveda do not see the internal sickness as a threat, but rather as a simple imbalance in the body. These healing methods seek to balance the body through herbs with incredible properties, rest and hydration as well as physically balancing the body through a proper diet and exercise (think of yoga and meditation, rather than heavy weights at the gym). Seriously if you know of a loved one or friend suffering from an ailment and you and your family (or friend) are open to alternative healing, please contact me, and we’ll try to determine which method would be right for them to try out.
There is literally so much for me to say, however I’d like to keep this first post short. Please read the blog consistently, as I will be updating it daily for as long as I’m kicking around. If you have any questions or would like me to blog on a specific topic, then please feel free to email me.
I hope your all having a wonderful Wednesday, I’m off to Yoga;)
May the eternal light shine through your souls.
Peace and Love,