I am entering back into the live-giving flow of the Work that Reconnects after spending a decade walking in the corridors of power. I've been dazed by illusions that have distracted my mind and overshadowed my heart. I have believed that success towards curing disease lies in increasing government funding for scientific research on rapidly growing devastating diseases. This is a very attractive idea whose intention continues to speak to the intentions of my own heart. Yet much of the funding in the scientific community focuses on the discovery and selection of targets for pharmaceutical development. The influence of potential profits seems to overshadow efforts focused on prevention and/or natural, low-cost (low profit) treatments.
I grieve 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, which has been broadly justified in the name of science and the search for cures. It is a mindset that arrogantly values human life over 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 myself 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 science, I am working to influence leadership to use our findings to validate and support alternative low-cost natural approaches toward preventing, halting and/or even reversing Alzheimer's and other diseases. I seek your warmth and best wishes as I go forth in these two directions.