Ahhh... I'm reposting this as I gear up for some days at the beach to soak up some delicious sunshine, holding no fear at all, mind you, of getting "too much" of my beautiful friend, "Sol."
I have written many pieces on this blog over the last couple of years about the lack of wisdom in the "conventional wisdom" that is too often taken as gospel when it is put forth by one of the institutions on the lower end of the 3D scale, that being known as the medical establishment. Yep. Whether it's the misdiagnoses and resultant drugging of our children, or the drug, slash and burn approach to treatment that causes much more harm than good, mainstream 3D medicine came to represent all that is dysfunctional with 3rd-dimensional life.
Well... Good riddance!
In my writing, I have frequently contrasted the erroneous dictates of corporate medicine (and the two other branches of the cartel - the pharmaceutical and insurance industries) against what nature, in all of its true wisdom, has endowed us with: a pleasure principle.
Simply stated, the pleasure principle comes down to this: if it feels good, it is good, with the one not-so-small caveat that in order to know what truly feels good, you have to actually be in touch with your body and your feelings which, because of the wounds we all endure in childhood, requires a fair amount of self-work first in order to dismantle the defenses created to survive those slings and arrows. Once in touch with yourself in that way, you can then live well by following the dictates of your pleasure principle and Full Permission Living.
In that regard, I have referenced recent articles, studies and channeled information that refute the conventional wisdom about things that we embrace with pleasure. I have said, for example, that in my body, plentiful amounts of sunshine feels good (Read here and here). I have extolled the virtues of coffee (Read here and here). I have extensively written about the virtues of sex, particularly sex mixed with love and Eros (do a search for sex, sexual love, Eros and sex on this blog). There was even a study recently validating another of my personal culinary inclinations - and again, discrediting previous dire "health warnings" - a taste for all things salty.
Yep. A recent article, entitled, "SALT, NOT SO BAD FOR YOU AFTER ALL?", by Jacob Teitelbaum, M.D., in the May 4, 2011 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, of all places, reports on extensive studies that show that the latest evidence runs counter to the medical myth that salt is bad for you. In fact, the studies indicate that low-salt diets can be bad for you.
Ha! Of course, pronouncements are exactly that. The reality is we create our own reality. Therefore, everything is ultimately what we say it is. And while many of us have collectively agreed to go along with dense, conventional belief systems, and so from that level of belief many experience sun and coffee and salt and sex as "bad," at a higher level, we collectively know that we are wonderful creations meant to enjoy this life to its fullest, so, again... if it feels good it is good!
HERE'S yet another piece extolling the virtues of coffee, entitled "Five Reasons to Drink Coffee!".