What Does Natural, Even Mean Anymore?

We are living in a time, where so much, is being redefined. And as we continue to evolve, perhaps that is just how things should be. We are changing all the time, after all.

But how much, really should be redefined? Should we be open to our whole lives being scrutinised. Or, are we just creating more problems and complicating our lives even further? Because I for one, strive for a simpler way of life.

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It's really what my soul yearns for, to live a life that allows me to live more connected with my children and the earth. The choices I have made in life, have enabled me to do just that.

But how I live, is under attack. It has been, for a very long time and it really feels like that attack, is being rammed up right now.

To the point where the very earth we live on, the soil itself, is viewed as being dirty, unhygienic. The very thing that nourishes us, is viewed with such distaste. I see it all the time, parents freaking out when their kids get dirty outside.

They grab their hand sanitiser (a product that is made with toxic ingredients) and smear it onto their children's hands, whilst scolding them for playing in the dirt! Instilling a sense of fear
in them, for the natural world.

A fear that many are not even away that they are instilling in them.

Helping to widen the divide between them and nature, creating a very different version of what comes natural to them. As they grow up feeling more comfortable inside, depriving them of the many benefits that come from being outdoors and working with the soil.

Into a reality, where they would never think to look for natural ways, in which they can enrich their lives.

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A few years back, I remember reading an article, where a group of health professionals, where concerned about the consequences of referring to Breast Feeding as being Natural. That it was actually harmful to certain health goals.

After looking for that article again, I found that the American Academy Of Pediatrics had this to say in 2016......

Promoting breastfeeding as “natural” may be ethically problematic, and, even more troublingly, it may bolster this belief that “natural” approaches are presumptively healthier. This may ultimately challenge public health’s aims in other contexts, particularly childhood vaccination.

Birth itself, has been under attack for a very long time as well. The majority of women in the world today, will not get to experience a birth, that has not been interfered with. When you go into hospital, it is normal practice for mothers to be placed on a drip. That drip contains a synthetic version of Oxytocin, one of main birthing hormones.

When that synthetic version is injected into the mother, her body no longer produces it. Birth hormones are what allows birth to flow and helps us to bond with our babies.

The use of synthetic Oxytocin, prevents the mother and baby from experiencing a natural birth as it interferes with the natural rhythms that both go through, during the birthing process. And so often it cases the baby to show signs of distress, as it increases it's heart rate.

The idea of natural, is just slipping away from us, as we step further into this modern world of ours. Instead of learning to trust in our own bodies and our own instincts, we are being told to trust others.

To place the responsibility, of our well being into the hands of others, as we spend more time indoors, absorbed in the lives of others, that play out on screens, lives that have more influence over our own, than we do.

Is this really, the natural evolution of humankind?

Where intellect, is valued way more that wisdom. Where asking questions, is only encouraged, if they are the right questions to ask?

I worry about what will come naturally, to future generations, as we live in a world, that wishes to redefine what natural even means.

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My dear, I'm also concerned about us, as humankind, the earth, the world, besides they said: "trying to protect the world and be more friendly, eco-friendly" I think they are mostly filling our world and head with plastic, there's nothing nature anymore, and when you do something "old-fashioned" you are the stranger....

Yes, so many are forgetting what it means to be human xxx

I've lived barefooted and naked, very close to earth and nature, for the past four and a half years, or my entire time living in Lower Puna, on the far east side of the Big Island of Hawai'i. I need direct connection to my environment and the earth. I live in full acceptance and celebration of our Whole Natural Sovereign Divine Humanity. Thank you for sharing your perspective! 🙏 💚

Likewise @tydynrain, this has been my way of life for many years now. Thank you for your comment xxx

I agree with the spending more time outdoors than indoors. It causes us to see things as they were/are before/after creation. But change will always be constant...

Yes it is so important to stay connected to source xxxx

It is sad that things are going with what they call 'wisdom' when in reality, they often lack common sense. Back the the dirt thing; I believe you have to eat a certain amount of dirt as a child. It's normal and necessary.

Thanks for sharing and enjoy the journey.

I agree totally, every children should eat dirt and play with it. It's an important part of our growth. Thank you @elizabethbit xxxx

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Thanks for the support xxxx

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People who live detached from nature become sick and infertile.

Civilisations full of such people are dying out.

The future belongs to civilisations that stay close to nature and have lots of children.

Yes so true @apshamilton, we are a part of nature and if we try and distance ourselves from it, we become really out of balance xxxx

Fantastic post. My family is working every day to try and remove the unnatural from our lives. My wife and I have a saying, "The further you get away from nature, the worse the repercussions."

Thanks so much @matt-archy, I am glad it resonated with you and happy to hear that you are on a similar path to me xxxx

This is very informative, thanks for sharing.