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Call for a sanity gathering.

I would love for everyone to take a chill pill, because the world as it is right now is so crazy it’s causing suffering for all, but as Nathan pointed out that is not my responsibility. I cannot change another’s choices or experience. I cannot expect people to rise above fear because there will always be those that choose to live in fear- and then die more quickly because of it.

So, I personally call for those sane people that wish to LIVE life fully to gather together and support each other. I know we’ll catch flack from the fear mongerers for doing so, but I believe it is worth the risk.

I simply can’t stand living in a world where people are so afraid of everything: their shadow, touching others, being too close to others, so afraid of a disease that they forget the millions they survived, that humanity has survived. They forget that every thing that is, can be, or has been touched has germs- remember salmonella salald. They forget that even things that you don’t touch can have germs- the last lysteria outbreak was because of a ventilation system on a building. You simply can not prevent disease, you can only control how you respond to it. Prep your body to kick ass.

“Death is the one game you can’t loose, everybody wins eventually.” ~ Sadhguru

If I want that particular win to be in the distant future, then I have to choose to win at life first.

Living life involves going, doing, touching, being in this world. Connecting with people means sharing, caring, kindness, expressions of all of that involve touch. That is a world that I feel loved and supported in, and I’m okay with the risks, I generally feel safe in that world.

The idea of being responsible for another’s illness is also quite ludicrous. The life cycle of a virus (really any disease) means that at some point we all have unknowingly spread a disease, it’s impossible not to, and many of us are carriers that never get sick, our immune system is too strong to even show symptoms. Yet, those that came in contact with a virus and do get sick have weaker immune systems. It is not my responsibility to fix your immune system, I’m busy being concerned about my own. Just as it is not my responsibility to stay home because you are afraid of getting sick. If you are afraid, you stay home.

We are all responsible for our own wellness, and regular good hygiene is a key factor in that, it doesn’t take a pandemic for me to practice good hygiene. Beyond good hygiene, there are many, many things that have been proven in repeated studies to help your immune system, which I am always happy to share my knowledge of, but it is still your responsibility to utilize that knowledge. Vitamin C (orange juice), Vitamin D, multivitamins/multiminerals, lavender, colloidal silver, grapefruit seed extract, olive leaf. There are many other things that are believed to help but have less evidence: homeopathic medicines, oregano, turkey tail/mushroom belnds, even vaccines.

Yes, vaccines have very little data individually to prove their efficacy. At this point vaccines are widely accepted enough that they follow a formula in creating them and don’t usually test much, especially if they are trying to rush a vaccine as they are with this covid19 virus. I would be surprised if they test the covid19 vaccine at all. In fact vaccines are the only medical procedure/drug that is exempt from thorough testing procedures.

And quarantines are not this stupidity we have going. My own mom was quarantined as a child for Scarlett Fever. A real quarantine is the infected individuals are sequestered and limited to necessary care by a strict few individuals that take proper extra precautions. The rest of society is allowed to function normally. My mom lived through Scarlett Fever, and worked as a licensed practical nurse for decades. This was her response on Facebook (Nathan took the screenshot for me, still not being on FB myself):

So take responsibility for yourself. Figure out how to help your body heal itself. Keep your fears to yourself and allow society to regain balance and functionality. I’m not speaking from overconfidence, I am speaking from rational reasonable knowledge and I am not alone. We did not do this for SARS with a 15% death rate, we did not do this for West Nile, or Zikka, or bird flu, or swine flu. Even Ebola, with  50% death rate, which turned the Congo into a giant concentration camp, is still present and infecting people. There is no evidence to support the necessity of this level of response for this disease. Be reasonable, be responsible for the elements that are yours and let go of what others are doing.

So I am going to continue living life. I am going to continue going, doing, touching, being in this world. I am going to keep connecting with people which means sharing, caring, and kindness. I’m going to continue to do my job as a licensed massage therapist, and being a caring, kind human, which all involve touching. I am going to keep living even with the risks, but that is life itself. Life is risky, but the benefit comes in taking risks. I will let others be alive and ultra safe in their electronic boxes full of fear. I am going to heal my body fully as God intended and I am going to enjoy my life as much as I can. My brain no longer gets to tell me otherwise, I will reach for joy even in the toughest times.

This week I worked some, said a prayer for one of my old ladies that died from a stroke on Monday, did a fair amount of art, hugged and kissed and cuddled with my husband, kids, and cats. I snapped at a few people over the crazy and got pissed off over taxes, but then I pulled up and assembled our trampoline for my kids to play on. I even played amateur plumber to my son’s cardboard antics with one of the toilets- lots of germs there. Did I get sick? NO! Because I know how to clean up after myself and practice good hygiene. You should too.

So, may you have good enough hygiene to really live life and know you are generally safe. May you know that no one wants to get sick, but it’s not the end of the world. Even if it’s your time to go, it just means transition to non-physical, the world and humanity will continue to exist. May you know that there are far worse things in reality than Covid19. May you know that regular life is worth living and worth the risk. May you overcome fears and enjoy your days here. May you be loved, supported and know you are blessed. May you feel the light of God and choose better, choose enjoyment and joy. May you help shed light on the darkness and help everyone know their safeness.

Siva Hir Su

I’m not Falling for the Mass Hysteria

I had a very short day at work. Seems even healthy people are staying home in self-quarantine. I needed a pick me up for the drive home and said: “I don’t know whether to listen to Shiva mantras or really loud angry music, I think either would help, surprise me.”

I hit shuffle on the all songs view and got the following list: Seems God was listening and thought he’d give me an amusing mix of both. It made me really happy and I felt validated. Everything really is going to be okay, no matter what.

The 5th track was really appropriate and a good beat to listen to. I thought I’d share it here.(About 3 minutes into the track there’s a really appropriate quote.) https://youtu.be/zsCrrb92pf0

Anyways, I thought I’d add to my previous thoughts on the matter.

1st: the following is all of the things that could have killed me and didn’t, for which I’m ever so grateful.

  • Asthma attacks
  • Severe allergies
  • Flu for all but a few of my 37 years of life.
  • Super severe chicken pox at not quite 2yo, so bad they were in my mouth and throat.
  • Suicidal depression
  • Semi-truck crossing the median of the highway and missing me by inches.
  • Almost driving my car into an overpass pylon.
  • Almost driving my car into a pond.
  • Ragweed season sent me to the ER 3 times.
  • Giving birth twice.

Next: pandemics of previous years.

Has H1N1 been eradicated? No: “Although the new H1N1 is still here and will continue to cause disease, it has become much like any other flu strain…”

Has Zikka been eradicated? Nope, definitely still a threat.

Has West Nile been eradicated? No, it is still a common threat every mosquito season.

Has bird flu (H5N1) been eradicated? Has H7N9 Asian flu been eradicated? Yes and no, there are no new human cases, but the virus still exists.

Has Ebola been eradicated? The outbreak that started in 2018 in DRC has slowed but it has not been eradicated.

Finally, fun (or really gross) germ facts readily available.

If you live in this world, you are exposed to literally millions of germs every day. Your immune system protects you from most of them nearly all the time. In fact the human body carries nearly as many microbes (germs) as there are cells, and nearly everybody carries hundreds of diseases at any one time. Be grateful our systems function so well.

I for one completely understand good hygiene. Between elementary school, high school, college, and massage school (including including CEUs on MRSA and AIDS) it has pretty well been beaten into my head. I’m more sanitary on a lazy day than some nurse aids I’ve worked with. Mainly it boils down to whether I time my hand scrubbing between clients, but I always wash up to my elbows, so there’s no 10 second wash for me in the first place. My biggest lapse is not washing my side table every day, but I still keep my wash ratio to less than a dozen people even for that surface. I know that I do things to encourage wellness and reduce any disease transmission, and that doesn’t require meltdowns or Mass Hysteria.

May you all understand your place in this world. May you find a calm knowing you’re more likely to stay healthy than have severe difficulties. May you understand that if someone dies it was their time to go and they would have died whether it was H1N1 or this ‘new’ virus or pneumonia or cancer or whatever (death is between an individual and God, and I can’t count how many times medical staff have saved an elderly person to have them die within days from something else). May you know it’s not your time to go. May you figure out how to rise above this Mass Hysteria. May you feel your connection to God and see your moments of validation. May you feel safe and secure.

Siva Hir Su