Creating Heaven on Earth

For years I've made presentations to the Stokes County Commissioners, with the concept of making our county the happiest, healthiest, greenest county in the nation. Those presentations are available at https://RebuildHealth.com/presentations. But there's no reason why we can't take the idea further. The knowledge is available to prevent disease, prevent crime, eliminate addiction, and dramatically improve the quality of life starting right here, and right now. Many solutions are in my presentations. Perhaps, it's time to take the next step — to create heaven on earth. It sounds so farfetched! Yet, we have the knowledge and the technologies to make it happen in this day and age.

Every civilization has an ideal of a better life. In the western world, we have the Christian prayer, "Our father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven..." Clearly, the idea is that we could be creating heaven on earth. In eastern traditions, the concept of a heavenly paradise also exists. Heaven, is considered to be a pristine and beautiful place where people and animals do not suffer, but live in love and joy. We could certainly move in that direction. Every culture aspires for happy, healthy communities where people do not suffer, but live in peace. We can create beautiful surroundings. We have access to beautiful and productive fruit and nut trees and other plants from all over the world. We know how to create fertile soil. We can create beautiful gardens. We have new technologies to create beautiful low-cost housing that is comfortable year 'round. It's just a matter of commitment, design, and inspiration.

Imagine life on an entirely new level. It isn't so hard to do. It's really just a matter of education. People need to know HOW it can be done. In many ways, we have given up on ourselves and our society. We see so much strife, depression, and impossibilities. We see the whole country, in fact, the whole world, going in wrong directions. It seems like we're bottoming out! But it's always darkest just before the dawn. Now, is the time to reverse this trend. The best is yet to come.

The problem is, we've never been educated about our human possibilities, about our potential to soar higher than any civilizations in recorded history. As humans, we have extraordinary capabilities that we have not yet discovered. We hardly even know who we are. In this blog post, I'm going to start with lessons on how we can create heaven on earth. I'll start with lesson one and add to this post periodically. Come back from time to time and take in a new lesson.

Insight ONE
1) You are a human. You are not a shark. Sometimes people ask, "Should I eat fish?" Can you see yourself jumping into the ocean and stuffing your mouth with fish, like a shark? What human would do that? Every creature has a natural diet suited to their biology. We have a human biology; we are not sharks. Our diet should be for humans, not the diet of a shark. Catching, killing, and processing fish is a smelly business. We don't need hard smelly work, do we?

2) You are a human. You are not a fox or a wolf. Can you see yourself, late a night, sneaking up on a hen house? Can you see yourself biting and crushing the neck of a chicken, killing it instantly, and carting it off to rip it apart with your teeth and disemboweling it. Lapping up the blood and chewing up the bones? What human would do that? Chickens and rabbits are the diet of canines. Our diet should be for humans, not the diet of a fox or a wolf.

3) You are a human. You are not a tiger or a lion. Can you see yourself pouncing on the back of a sheep, goat, or cow? Can you see yourself ripping through the throat with your claws and teeth? Can you imagine yourself ripping open the underbelly and devouring the intestines, organs, and muscles? Lapping up the blood, chewing up the bones? No human could do that. You are a human, not a tiger or a lion. Our diet should be for humans, not the diet of a tiger or a lion.

Humans are not designed to live on blood, we are not designed to eat or drink blood. How can you eat animals without consuming blood? It isn't possible.

The Natural Human Diet
The book of Genesis gives us the natural human diet. All traditions East and West originally gave the same information. The natural diet for human biology is fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, grains, and legumes. Some cultures can handle milk products, 75% of the human population is lactose intolerant. There are so many herbs and spices that can make our food delicious. These foods and spices make up the natural human diet that is healthy and enjoyable. We like to nibble on grapes and enjoy all these natural foods. Remember, there was no slaughterhouse in the Garden of Eden. Let's make more gardens.

Insight TWO
Every civilization, culture, and tradition began with certain rules. In the western world, we have the 10 commandments. In the East we have the Yamas and Niyamas. More on that later. As far as community well being and social order is concerned, a few commandments stand out. Let's look at "Thou Shalt Not Kill." Interestingly, it doesn't say don't kill people. After all, the original is just two words that translate, "Don't kill." Of course, that includes people, but there is more. A deeper understanding makes it more comprehensive. The idea is "as you sow, so shall you reap," whatever you destroy, destroys you in some way. If we destroy sentient life, we reap that result. If we enhance life, we reap that good result also.

The idea is perhaps better understood in the Eastern version. The first ethical injunction of the Yamas is ahimsa. Ahimsa means harmlessness, non-violence. Do not cause harm to anything as much as possible. This would include all life and property. This is why, within the Indian subcontinent thousands of years ago, the original civilization lived in forest-orchard-gardens, a park-like environment with abundant local food. They were vegetarian, living on fruits and nuts, which required no killing at all. Our medical Hippocratic Oath is based on the same principle, "Do no harm." 

Let's go with a concrete example that you may never have considered. All our food comes from Mother Earth. We should not poison our Mother. If we destroy the soil, poison the life in the soil, our food becomes toxic and less nutritious. We essentially destroy the quality and quantity of our food supply. This affects our health and the health of our children. There is currently an epidemic of childhood cancer and deformities. One of every 33 children is now born with birth defects! This is traceable to carcinogens and nutrient deficiencies. Why is there so little awareness of this catastrophe? Why no uproar? More importantly, what is the solution, the alternative? Our commercial agricultural system is heavily dependent on poisons.

Let's look at apples. Apples can be grown two ways. The first, and most widespread, is to grow them with systemic poisons. They look great because insects will not attack them due to the systemic poisons. The Environmental Working Group, ewg.org, rates commercial apples as one of the most toxic foods you can buy. The second way, is to grow them without poisons by massively increasing the life in the orchard soil. The abundant soil life, consisting of thousands of species and billions of soil-dwelling organisms, process inorganic nutrients into forms that plant roots can take up and utilize. This abundant nutrition makes the apple tree and the fruits growing on it radiantly resistant to damaging insects. Insects don't see these radiant apples as food for them. These apples also look beautiful. The difference between the two is that one is toxic and the other is nutritious and more delicious.

This example applies to all other crops as well. The new system of agriculture is called biological agriculture because it focuses on soil life, nurturing Mother Earth. It goes far beyond organic and is commercially scalable. It also costs much less. We can grow all our crops this way. It's a proven system, but it is not endorsed by the chemical companies or government agencies, at least not yet. There is so much money to be made selling poisons and chemical fertilizers, no one wants to rock the boat. Who suffers? We do, and our children do, because toxic, nutrition-deficient food is not good for us. We have a choice, we can create heaven on earth or continue to poison the earth. I suggest that we support natural, non-toxic, biological agriculture and create abundant orchards, food forests, fields, and gardens everywhere. Let's promote biological agriculture at home and in the agriculture industry (bionutrient.org) (Eastern Methods: Zero Budget Natural Farming & ZBNF). Talk to your leaders and farmers. Tell them there is an alternative to poisons. Let's turn our earth into a heavenly paradise. For a short video on what we have done to the soil and the effects on human health, watch this video: Why We're So Sick and What To Do About It.

In addition to widespread mineral deficiencies in foods grown using our present agricultural system, we also have massive losses of the highly protective, health reinforcing compounds known as polyphenols and antioxidants. Variations are as high as 200:1 compared with the highest nutrient density agriculture.