Update 6/11/09: The WHO officially announced the Swine Flu, or H1N1 virus Pandemic today.
Swine Flu Declared A Pandemic By WHO
I wrote this article at the beginning of May. It's worth reading again as a reminder to release the fear being mongered today and to remain proactive and empowered by knowledge and action.
Are you one of the many people who’re viewing this current swine flu outbreak through the lens of FEAR?
F.E.A.R. is an acronym for False Evidence Appearing Real – or illusion - an apt description for the environment surrounding the current flu frenzy.
This formula is so widely used on the general populace now that it’s basically ‘hidden-in-plain-sight’. What is the problem? Is it that people are getting sick from this strain of flu and dying?
I won’t down-play the misery and grief of those who’ve experienced this flu in their lives. Any case of flu is seriously debilitating and potentially deadly. That being said, I propose the ‘problem’ here is not so much that people are getting sick and dying.
The CDC estimates that about 36,000 people in the U.S. alone died of flu-related causes each year, on average, in the 1990’s. At the time of this writing, there have only been 7 confirmed deaths from this most recent strain of the swine flu A(H1N1).
The real problem here is the reaction of FEAR being injected into the general populace. Fear that this will be THE pandemic the media simultaneously reports as a potential-event-but-don’t-panic-fact. (This talking out of both sides of the mouth technique is another useful tool which produces cognitive dissonance. It keeps people off-balanced and unable to think clearly for themselves).
What is the solution being promoted?
As ever, if we ask ourselves who benefits from this and follow the money trail, it doesn’t take us long to arrive at the doorstep of Big Pharma and the dangerous vaccines being touted as the solution to the ‘problem’.
This isn’t the first time this particular scenario has played out. Remember, the bird flu pandemic that never was? Or the last swine flu pandemic forecast in 1976? The results of that particular vaccine campaign include 25 deaths directly attributed to the vaccine and several hundred people suffered paralysis as they developed Guillain-Barre Syndrome after injection of the swine flu vaccine.
Here's an effective solution: Rather than getting a potentially dangerous flu vaccine, do your homework and arm yourself with knowledge instead. Then respond to this situation with empowered action rather than blind, FEAR-based reaction.
Prevention is our best course of action. Use common sense in public areas and build up your immune system.
Be sure you have some essential oils on hand. Any of the following single oils would do well – Ravensara, lemon, tea tree, Eucalyptus radiata, clove, thyme, peppermint or rosemary. Good blends to add to your daily routines include Thieves, Inner Defense, Purification, R.C. and Raven from Young Living Essential Oils. Put a few drops on a tissue and inhale frequently when in public places and at work. Diffused in a room, they help clear the environment of pathogens. Many of these oils and blends can be safely taken internally. However, seek professional guidance if you’re considering this method.
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Dr. Mercola has issued a critical alert regarding this flu event. Among his recommendations for building up your immune system are taking garlic and being sure you have enough Vitamin D in your system.
Read his full article here
I make sure I take garlic and spend plenty of time outside in the sunlight as part of my daily routine. However, if you can’t spend enough time outdoors, use supplements. I’d also add Elderberry extract to his list and colloidal silver solution as well. I’ve found both invaluable allies for supporting and enhancing immune system functions.
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Peace Be With You,