Seeking Transparency through the Complexities of a Corn Allergy.

Collecting Thoughts

Collecting Thoughts

This post is for me.  In a time when I would like to be able to gain more traction in direction;  needing to write some thoughts as a way to organize and think out loud.

The collection of circumstance as related to food in general continues to pile up.  Corn specifically, yet as it fine tunes, it is actually a GMO issue.  Bodily feedback in response to food that doesn’t agree.  Hives, extreme fatigue, cloudy thoughts, lack of concentration.  Grateful that that is no longer the norm, rather occasional contaminations.  Finding a balance between efforts needed to soothe and nurture a flared-up little girl and looking for the next step in this bigger-picture purpose of making a difference.

Settling into being an observer and witness to how truly dysfunctional and corrupt our food supply and those that govern it really are.  The more I read, the more utterly disgusted I become.  Knowing it is vitally important our collective voice is heard, while realizing there is a good chance that voice is falling on deaf ears.

Searching for an audience that isn’t deaf.  Focusing on what IS working.  Wanting to make a difference without a fight.  Sooooooo tired of fighting!!  Where is that middle road that brings balance and resonance to our home, our way of life, finding ways and means to eat that sustains us and isn’t a mystery or makes us sick; while impacting the whole?

I don’t want to fight.  Corn is an allergen– yes.  GMO’s are poison– sure are.  There is work to be done– without question.  The powers-that-be are clearly in opposition of these issues.  The stage has been set for a fight.  I don’t want to fight.  When countries fight for peace, they are still fighting.  When we are fighting for our rights as consumers, we are still fighting.  There is work that can be done, I chose to believe, without fighting.

What is THAT work?  How can I expand in THOSE directions?  What does becoming an informed consumer look like, when I educate myself more completely on what DOES work, instead of what doesn’t?  I’ve spent the last few years finding out what doesn’t work.  And as that relates to food, from an outsiders point of view, after we eliminate what doesn’t work, it may look like it leaves us with few choices.

Quite frankly, I would rather not focus on Lack.  And I would rather not focus on Sick.  I prefer to keep away from the label of Corn Allergy (although I find myself saying it all the time).  It brings the attention to the negative.  Why focus on the negative when I truly do believe this is a POSITIVE circumstance we’ve been presented with.

There is a piece of surrender and acceptance that is necessary, yet without just rolling over and taking what is being given.  Because it can feel like a beating.  Focusing on lack, sickness, absurd governmental control,  even more absurd corporate control, broken health care systems, etc, etc… Focusing on those things as they relate to food is exhausting.  I want to immerse my efforts in what works; finding ways that accentuate the healthy lifestyle, instead of ‘trying to fix’ a broken system that could actually be well past the point of repair.

What does the future of our food supply look like?  In some scenarios it is bleak and daunting.  My attention and energy is not best served in the leftover rubble of war waged on trying to fix a broken system.  There is a more productive way.  I chose to go into the direction of what IS working.  With honor and respect to those who are deeply in the trenches of this fight… anything is possible!

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