Had a superb, well rested weekend, well after friday night :)
Down at Balinakill the fresh air, lack of street lighting and the knowing I do not actually need to get up to do anything, always means I wake up feeling like I had a restorative and healing sleep.
Sleep is an integral part of your health. When you sleep it gives the body a chance to rebalance and restore.
Between 10 and 2 am the healing hormones flood in, but you have to be asleep to utilise them, So early to bed, early to rise was good advice indeed.
It's crazy how we have moved away from working with natural daylight. In the East they still work much closer with natural daylight, here we use electricity to artificially light up our lives, and black out curtains to keep the daylight out. A bit stupid when you think about it.
We have street lighting everywhere so unless you live in the countryside your sleep is getting affected by artificial lighting.
We have moved so out of sync with Nature, and have the total cheek and audacity to call ourselves the "developed nations".
This disconnection with Nature is playing havoc with our health. This idea that we can do what we want, believe we are superior to it, disregard and ignore it is killing us and the very enviroment that has the power to keep us well.
We tear up the land, cut down the trees and plants, move outwith the light and sleep whenever we decide.
Add in the un nature like foods, the lack of daylight, insufficient exercise, lack of gratitude and connection to others and the planet, poor quality water and air and the way we compete with each other and you have the recipe for dis ease right there.
Then some of us are still believing a pill can fix that.
It is up to us, up to us to reconnect and release. Up to us to demand quality food from our government. Up to us to take our power back from the pharmaceutical companies and the destructive corporations and save ourselves and the Planet.
As the final week of Lent approaches I am going raw with a few buddies. I am looking forward to it, make me learn more cool, healthy things to eat. When you have nuts, herbs, seeds and spices combined with delicious fruits and veggies you can make some super tasty foods. I am learning loads of new tips everyday and looking forward to making it my way for a full 7 days.
Let me know if you fancy joining in, we can all support and share with each other.