I am entering back into the live-giving flow of the Work that Reconnects after spending time seduced by the idea that cutting-edge medical research benefits humanity. Although, I still believe that is partially true, over time, I've become ever more conscious that appeals to ego, power, money subtly and not so subtly influence medical research away from findings that support low cost preventative diets and natural lifestyles towards those that more easily lead to profitable pharmaceuticals.
I am grieving that efforts to cure diseases have been corrupted by the influence of money. I grieve over the cruel, inhumane treatment and sacrifice of laboratory animals. I yearn for a life-affirming scientific society that values the sacredness of all life.
I am at a transition point in my life, preparing to leave the corridors of science. I am ready to see my life and role in society with new eyes. To nurture my transition, I recently facilitated an inaugural meeting of a local group of people forming a local "Work That Reconnects" study group. We had our first meeting on Friday, Nov. 19, 2021. We read brief passages from "Coming Back to Life" and engaged in several Gratitude practices.
While I remain in the corridors of scientific research, I am working to influence my leadership to use our findings to validate and support alternative low-cost natural approaches.