Here comes the Sun …. again
Australian spring came a month earlier this year confirming global climate change, whatever that means to you. It feels like when someone asks you if you feel any older on your birthday!?
Yeah right. Anthropogenic climate change is another concept brought to you by a massive Hollywierd ego-centricity and a twisted political sense of ‘we will introduce another unsolvable problem to divert your attention from what’s really going on’. Plants are loving the extra heat and co2 for a faster more luxuriant growth, planet healing indeed.
Alas the Sun is that great growing orb that powers all life on earth and all true future economies will be solar based but I digress for what I would like to write about is how we ‘see’ the sun and why it is leading to a perverse view of the world and each other.
Akhenaton moved the political and religious centre of Egypt and introduced monotheism which deemed the sun as the only god. For a planet where all creatures depend on the solar presence this was a logical, fitting and humble move in contrast to our modern western view of the sun.
Two years ago I practiced a solar meditation. Each sunrise and sunset I would stand barefoot on the earth and stare at the sun. Starting with just a few seconds and building up to 30 minutes by the end of the month. The experience was spiritually profound to say the least, revitalizing body, mind and eyes. http://www.sungazing.com and http://sungazing.vpinf.com
This simple yet powerful meditation opened me up to a perverse understanding in our western culture and media about the sun and its harmful presence and how the use of sunglasses and sunscreen led to a recent spike in skin cancer.
Anyone living or visiting Australasia will soon encounter a slip, slap, slop advert endorsed by government referring to the liberal application of sunscreen, hats, sunglasses and fear to avoid melanoma but this very practice is leading to an increase in cancer!
The way I see it, your eyes tell you how much ambient light there is and so when you wear sunglasses your body thinks there is less light and produces less melanin, the pigment in the skin which protects from UV light damage. The wiki entry states: The photochemical properties of melanin make it an excellent photoprotectant. It absorbs harmful UV-radiation and transforms the energy into harmless amounts of heat through a process called “ultrafast internal conversion”. This property enables melanin to dissipate more than 99.9% of the absorbed UV radiation as heat and it keeps the generation of free radicals at a minimum (see photoprotection). This prevents the indirect DNA damage which is responsible for the formation of malignant melanoma.
More sunglass use means less natural skin protection via pigmentation so a tanned skin is much less susceptible to burn.
The sunscreens we ‘slap’ onto our skins are loaded with chemicals, many of which do not take into account the fact that our skin is a semi-permeable membrane and can allow these nasties direct access to our bloodstream. Most sunscreens contain alcohol in some form which dissolve one of the skins’ natural protective layers, the lipid layer. So we degrade our natural protection and put a whole bunch of dodgy chemicals onto our skin which may have been individually tested on a rabbit but not together and not in the presence of sunshine, the super catalyst. The synergies and new chemical combinations formed on the skin can be toxic and arguably carcinogenic while they compromise the body’s immune system and further increase potential UV exposure damage.
If that weren’t enough there is a third sublime and possibly the most potent factor when it comes to solar bodily damage, the psychological spin. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iCcnDuY6-4 and www.brucelipton.com/
In homeopathy there is a concept of susceptibility and this is best described as ‘the fear of getting something like a cold opens a portal and increases our chance of getting what we fear’. This is the principle operating when the media creates a fear spin about our sun and we believe it. In Bruce Lipton’s book ‘The Biology of Belief’ there is well documented scientific evidence of the power of this factor.
The combination of these three factors is devastating to our health and humbling considering that our sun is the source of all life on earth. So my suggestion is ‘go out, get your kit off, lie in the sun and feel how good it makes you feel’ [while in the sun and after] feel its warm embrace and loving touch, its healing hand. And when it starts to tingle, get in the shade or put on some clothes. Use coconut oil to rehydrate the skin from outside and drink quality water to re-hydrate from inside. Hydrated skin is more resilient to drying and damage and hence more healthy. Polynesians use coconut oil for hair and skin and the elders have incredible skin even though they spend their lives in the sun. It is logical to note that there is a direct correlation between the incidence of melanoma and the rise in sales of sunscreen and sunglasses!
The electric universe. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V026kSw4XCs
What is the sun and what is its relationship to our planet ? Why are all the beings of the earth so tuned to light? How did the sun go from solar deity to feared glowing ball of hot gas, a veritable thermonuclear danger in our backyard? The advanced pyramid builders and solar worshipers became a fearful ignorant mass, a swivelization that can’t tell medicine from poison while it destroys its source of food, shelter, resource and ability to heal and love, at an ever alarming rate. Our relationship with the sun reflects our relationship with our reality, each other and ourselves. Lie back and relax, ‘cause here comes the sun…. and its alright.