I was so affected by this film (started to cry numerous times) that I had to immediately post this blog. WATCH THIS FILM! We have become so disconnected from the Earth that it is literally killing us!
As my friends know, I have lived in constant pain since October 1, 1995 (along with increasingly bad other health issues). After a 3rd neck (and head this time) injury in April 2018, a chiropractor in October 2018 was horrified at the amount of inflammation in my X-ray images (my entire digestive tract). I’ve had 3 doctors the past 2 years suggest that I may have an autoimmune disease that is causing me to not recover from the 3 injuries because of my systemic inflammation (edema in my feet/legs, gut swelling, etc.) Blood tests over the years have shown that I have elevated neutrophils and lymphocytes (or high one, low the other…can’t recall). I asked the MDs if that was something to be concerned about, but they always dismissed it as “nothing”. Anyway, when they mentioned neutrophils in this movie, it hit me upside the head.
I have ALWAYS hated shoes! I run around barefoot or in my socks at work. I have been sleeping on the floor on a 4″ thick foam mattress topper since April 2016. I keep postponing buying a “real bed” because I feel better on the floor. I have stayed at Airbnbs the past few years where I had to sleep in a regular bed, and hated it. Perhaps the Japanese, Chinese, etc. are onto something regarding sleeping on thin mats on the floor! (Look up shikibutons. I want one!) I am a true tree hugger. I love hugging trees.
I have often been told I’m too ungrounded and need to ground my energy. For example, after meditating in West Hollywood years ago, while walking to Trader Joe’s afterward, I noticed that my field of vision was like I was about 6′ tall. But, I’m only 5’1.5″ tall (maybe 5’1.75″). My soul was literally slightly out of my body…lifting up toward the sky. I had to pull myself back into my physical body. It was an odd sensation. It’s happened a few times since then when I’m walking around too.
Listening to Mariel Hemingway talk made me cry, especially when she talked about mental health and inflammation and being disconnected from the Earth. Seeing people with SEVERE health issues (including paralysis) who have greatly improved by learning to ground, made me cry. Humans need to get back to nature if we want to save ourselves! Our lives have become too unnatural! Please watch this movie and walk barefoot on the ground! I am NOT buying a regular bed and I am no longer buying rubber soled shoes.