Love Earth, Love Nature, Help Earth, Help Nature by Dr. Ram Sharma
To be able to breathe air so fresh and clean,
To watch a sky with such a beautiful blue hue
To have the wind softly caress our faces
And to look at a vast ocean and a gorgeous sunset
What a beautiful display of unselfish love
From our Creator looking lovingly from above
Natural disasters and extreme weather conditions have become the norm across the globe. Floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, tsunamis and winter storms circumambulate the planet and innumerous amounts of citizens perish from those harsh lessons. Mother Nature, Gaia, is cleansing herself of all the toxins and poisons impacted in her land forms and bodies of water. Gaia is suffocating by the words, thoughts and actions of society. Mother Nature is pleading for humanity to awaken and purify the contamination that has caused extensive harm to her plants, animals, insects and natural resources. We have taken nature for granted. The paradox is we are also destroying ourselves because we rely on nature to survive.
There are five elements in the Universe. These elements are Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Space. All humans, animals and plants are made up of these five elements or states of energy. Our body is composed of 70% water. Water in our anatomy is present in urine, blood, brain, uterus, marrow and white body matter. In plants, water is present in the trunks and branches. When sugars are turned into energy in the mitochondria, the energy center of the cell, the fire element is present. In plants, the energy center is mainly in the leaves. The earth element represents itself in a solid state of matter through bones, blood vessels, flesh and skin. In plants, the earth element is present in its roots. Oxygen or air enables us to breathe. It helps us run, sit, stand, walk, jump and sleep. In plants, air is manifested through the flowers. Space is everywhere in the body and in plants the space element is mainly in the seeds. When disease encroaches the cells of our body, one or more of the elements become out of balance. Since plants, humans and animals contain the five elements, imbalances in the human system can be restored through the use of plants and animal products such as milk and ghee (clarified butter).
Plants provide an excellent source of nutritional food for our body. In Siddha Medicine and Ayurveda, all parts of the plant are used in healing remedies. Roots, bark, leaves, flowers, fruit, seeds, stamen and more are essential components of the plant utilized to harmonize our physical vessel. The same part of the plant can be used to treat a variety of ailments.
Garlic lowers the LDL (low density lipoprotein) in the blood. When cholesterol builds up in the arterial walls, it slows down blood flow and increases the risk of heart disease and other ailments. Garlic creates good cholesterol which carries the toxic cholesterol away from the arteries to the liver where the body is able to eliminate it. Garlic also prevents blood pressure from elevating during sleep. Moreover, garlic strengthens the immune system and has been shown to help cancer patients.
Ginger helps digestion because it cleanses the body of all undigested foods. Ginger is excellent for issues with constipation, treating gout, releasing toothache pain and decreasing coughs and colds. Furthermore, Ginger improves blood circulation by heating the body. Also, Ginger is known to improve memory and is a beneficial supplement for Alzheimers patients. Moreover, ginger helps prevent blood clots.
Turmeric, an ancient spice, can help people with diabetes. Turmeric dramatically lowers glucose levels and repairs cells in the pancreas allowing the organ to produce healthy levels of insulin. Figs are efficacious as well for diabetic patients. As an anti-inflammatory agent, Turmeric treats jaundice, menstrual difficulties, toothaches, IBD (inflammatory bowel disease), arthritis and many areas of swelling and discomfort in the body. Turmeric is known to improve blood circulation and cancer patients benefit from this herb.
Honey is a rejuvenating natural substance supplied by our amazing bee friends. Honey used as a topical ointment heals burns and other skin conditions. Honey ingested orally, is an effective treatment for colds, bronchitis or other respiratory illnesses including asthma.
Fenugreek and cumin seeds are useful for stomach ailments. Also, munching on cumin seeds can be used as a substitute for cigarette cessation. Furthermore, eating cumin seeds will enhance equilibrium and clear dizziness.
Mother Nature has sounded the clarion call to wake up and smell the roses. We are all a member of the Universe. Every particle is an integral component of the galaxy. We must create a sense of reverence for Gaia and be extremely grateful for all she has given to us and continues to deliver to us. We must understand that the vandalism destroying nature is also annihilating mankind. The animals, plants, insects, bodies of water and all of nature aren't able to advocate for themselves. We, as humans, must help these defenseless creatures who only choose to go with the flow of existence and follow the Laws of the Universe. We must answer Mother Nature's signal with the intent to take responsibility for the atrocities we have created. Then, we must forgive ourselves completely and transform our planet into a world where all animals, insects, humans, plants, nature's natural resources and our Galactic brothers and sisters coexist harmoniously in joy. Mother Nature will be healed and in ecstasy once again.